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Alreja Gaurav - - 2011
Eustachian valve endocarditis (EVE) is a distinctly rare and underdiagnosed entity. We report 2 new cases caused by vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus hominis diagnosed on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Although, 63% of Eustachian valve endocarditis is caused by Staphylococcus aureus, we report the first case of vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus ...
Dawson Nancy L - - 2011
We aimed to determine the clinical features, predisposing factors, and outcome of left-sided Pseudomonas aeruginosa endocarditis in persons with no history of injection drug use. We performed a retrospective review of patient medical records from Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN; Scottsdale, AZ; and Jacksonville, FL) for all cases of left-sided P. ...
Muttaiyah S - - 2011
Infective endocarditis due to non-toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae is uncommon; we report 10 cases occurring over a 14-year period in Auckland, New Zealand and review the approach for treatment. Eight of the 10 patients had known prosthetic valves or homografts in situ. Three patients required surgical intervention for infective endocarditis. Seven ...
Samuel Vinny - - 2011
We report the first case in the English language literature, to our knowledge, of native valve endocarditis due to Legionella pneumophila. The patient had no prior history of cardiothoracic intervention or congenital valvular process. A transesophageal echocardiogram showed a vegetation on the aortic valve. Blood culture and bronchoalveolar lavage returned ...
Cook Amanda L - - 2011
We report an adolescent with a benign cardiac haemangioma with attachments exclusively to the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve. On the basis of our review of the literature, this study has not been reported previously.
Monge Matthieu - - 2011
Primary localized amyloidosis of the genitourinary tract is a rare entity characterized by small pseudotumors localized in the renal pelvis, ureters, or bladder. Amyloid fibrils are derived from immunoglobulin light chains, but no systemic plasma cell proliferation is detected. The clinical and radiologic features mimic urinary tract cancer, and local ...
Tirotta Daniela - - 2011
Amyloidosis is a rare disease that is caused by extracellular deposits of amorphous, insoluble fibrillar protein, which often occur in the kidneys, the heart, the nervous system, the digestive tract, especially the hepatosplenic and intestinal tract, and can be present in bone marrow, though unusual in the gallbladder. The interest ...
Biffi Alessandro - - 2011
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a disorder characterized by amyloid deposition in the walls of leptomeningeal and cortical arteries, arterioles, and less often capillaries and veins of the central nervous system. CAA occurs mostly as a sporadic condition in the elderly, its incidence associating with advancing age. All sporadic CAA ...
Darouich Sihem - - 2011
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with isolated C3 deposits (MPGNC3) is an uncommon condition characterized by overt glomerular C3 deposits in the absence of immunoglobulins and intramembranous dense deposits. Here the authors describe the clinical and morphological features of primary MPGNC3 in a 13-year-old boy and critically review the previously published cases. The ...
Miltiadous George - - 2011
Micrococcus luteus endocarditis is a rare case of infective endocarditis. A total of 17 cases of infective endocarditis due to M luteus have been reported in the literature to date, all involving prosthetic valves. To the best of our knowledge, we describe the first case of native aortic valve M ...
Bhat Tariq - - 2011
Isolated noncompaction of the left ventricle is a congenital cardiomyopathy, which has been described recently, with literature limited to case reports and case series. Even though various complications have been reported with noncompaction cardiomyopathy, among them severe mitral regurgitation has been reported recently in a few cases. There is no ...
Mehrotra Deepak - - 2011
Tricuspid regurgitation secondary to percutaneous lead extraction is uncommon, and it rarely requires surgical intervention. Most tricuspid regurgitation occurs during the implantation of tined leads, which can be entrapped in the tricuspid valve apparatus and may require immediate withdrawal. Severe tricuspid regurgitation as a sequela of extracting chronically implanted leads ...
Rutten Matthieu J C M - - 2010
We present a case report and literature review of the ultrasound (US) and magentic resonance imaging (MRI) features of an intratendinous ganglion originating from the long head of the biceps tendon. Intratendinous ganglia are very rare entities and intratendinous ganglion of the long head of the biceps tendon has only ...
Zairi Fahed - - 2011
The study design involved case reports and review of the literature. Oncotic aneurysm from choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare event that should be known by all neurosurgeons and suspected in women of childbearing age. The purpose of this article is to report the authors' experience and to provide insight on ...
Burrough Eric R - - 2010
The present report describes a spontaneously developing, highly infiltrative, and expansile neoplasm in the mandible of a 9-month-old female Sprague Dawley rat. The lesion consisted of abundant odontogenic epithelium with induction of osteodentin in the adjacent mesenchyme and was classified therefore as an odontoameloblastoma. Odontoameloblastomas are reported uncommonly in domestic ...
Kim Jung Ryul - - 2010
Concurrent bilateral patellar tendon rupture in preadolescence is a very rare condition. It is mostly associated with systemic disease or steroid use in adults. We report a case of 12-year-old boy, who had bilateral patellar tendon rupture, treated with nonabsorbable synthetic suturing with titanium osseous anchors. Moreover, we discuss the ...
Rajagopalan Senthilvelan - - 2010
Tibialis anterior tendon ruptures are rare but debilitating injuries. A high index of suspicion is warranted in patients presenting with atraumatic anterior ankle pain, especially in conjunction with diabetes or inflammatory disease. The authors present a case report of bilateral sequential rupture of tibialis anterior tendons, a discussion of management, ...
Ahmad Sharjeel - - 2010
Scedosporium prolificans is an emerging fungal pathogen. We report a case of Scedosporium prolificans endocarditis in an immunocompetent male together with a literature review.
Ryu Sung-Joo - - 2010
Although the spontaneous disappearance or decrease in size of a herniated disc is well known, that of a large extruded disc has rarely been reported. This paper reports a case of a spontaneous regression of a large lumbar disc extrusion. The disc regressed spontaneously with clinical improvement and was documented ...
Payer Michael - - 2010
Spontaneous idiopathic acute spinal subdural hematomas are highly exceptional. Neurological symptoms are usually severe, and rapid diagnosis with MRI is mandatory. Surgical evacuation has frequently been used therapeutically; however, spontaneous recovery in mild cases has also been reported. We present a case of spontaneous recovery from severe paraparesis after spontaneous ...
Kumar Amandeep - - 2010
Spontaneous rupture of craniopharyngioma is a rare condition described mainly in adults. Chemical meningitis or improvements in clinical symptomatology are the usual events heralding such rupture. Spontaneous rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst in a child is uncommon; such a rupture being asymptomatic being exceptionally rare. Four cases of craniopharyngioma cyst ...
Chhiber Sarbjit Singh - - 2010
Acute spontaneous subdural hematoma of arterial origin, a neurosurgical emergency resulting from rupture of the perisylvian cortical artery, is a rare occurrence. We report four such patients who presented with progressive neurological deterioration. All the patients were operated and perisylvian cortical artery was identified as the source of bleeding in ...
Fotedar Sanjay - - 2010
Presentation with simultaneous bilateral pneumothorax is uncommon and usually in the context of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax. The association of pneumothorax and silicosis is infrequent and most cases are unilateral. Bilateral pneumothorax in silicosis is very rare with just a few reports in medical literature.
Binning Mandy J - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Case report and review of the literature. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of splenic rupture in association with thoracoscopic spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Complications of thoracoscopic spine surgery have been reported in the literature, including pleural effusion, pneumothorax, chyle thorax, intercostal neuralgia, cerebrospinal fluid fistula, lung ...
Soong Chee V - - 2010
Reported mortality rates for endovascular repair (EVR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) vary from 0% to 50%. Selection bias, inaccurate reporting, and lack of uniform reporting standards are responsible for this significant discrepancy. Existing literature about the classification/reporting systems of rAAA is reviewed. A standard way of reporting rAAA ...
Rekha Arcot - - 2010
Tendon xanthomas usually present over the tendo Achilles and are associated with hyperlipidaemias. A brief review of xanthomas is presented.
Stinner Daniel J - - 2010
Single series case reports have described bilateral traumatic patellar tendon ruptures, and less frequently, with little or no trauma. Patellar tendon rupture most often occurs in patients younger than 40 years old and is commonly precipitated by a sudden, significant eccentric contraction. Patellar tendon ruptures are uncommon in those older ...
Murariu Daniel - - 2010
Colonoscopies are usually regarded as safe procedures with low complication rates and are recommended for anyone over the age of fifty for colon cancer screening. Splenic rupture is a rare complication of colonoscopy with few reported cases in the English literature. We present the only reported case of such a ...
Shah K - - 2010
Isolated closed injuries to the EHL are rare. Traumatic closed rupture of EHL in the absence of diabetes mellitus, arthritis or local steroid injections is hitherto unreported. We present a case of closed EHL rupture after a hyperflexion injury to the interphalangeal joint of the big toe, successfully managed with ...
Savarese Eugenio - - 2010
Knee extensor mechanism disruption is a serious injury usually requiring emergent treatment. Rupture of the patellar tendon is rare in the normal population; bilateral spontaneous concurrent rupture in a healthy population is an exceptional event. We describe the case of a 39-year-old man with bilateral spontaneous concurrent rupture of the ...
Mohammadi Seyed-Farzad - - 2010
We aimed to present herein the case of a potentially preventable death involving traumatic aortic rupture and to develop a critical pathway for the management of isthmic aortic ruptures consistent with the available resources. A retrospective record review by a multidisciplinary panel of experts was done, and the probability of ...
Culp William T N - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical signs, physical examination findings, clinical laboratory abnormalities, etiology, and outcome in cats with spontaneous hemoperitoneum. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: 65 client-owned cats with spontaneous hemoperitoneum. PROCEDURES: Medical records of cats with spontaneous hemoperitoneum at 7 large referral clinics were reviewed. Cats were included if ...
He Liang - - 2011
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma that mainly occurs in the lower and upper extremities, trunk and retroperitoneum. However, primary MFH of the spleen is especially rare. Only 11 cases of splenic MFH have been reported in the English literature. In this report, we describe ...
Desinan Lorenzo - - 2010
A case of sudden death in a 45-year-old man due to splenic artery dissection and rupture diagnosed at a medico-legal autopsy is described. The examination of the splenic artery revealed macroscopically the features of a ruptured intramural haematoma (no intimal tear, no lumen dilation) and histologically the characteristics of a ...
Valbuena S E - - 2010
We report three cases of complete rupture of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon, one case of complete rupture of the index and middle finger flexor digitorum profundus tendons and one case of rupture of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon to the index finger after placement of a volar plate ...
Gavra M - - 2010
Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) of the posterior fossa in cases of acoustic neurinoma is very rare. The authors present the clinical, neuroradiological and histological findings of an acoustic neurinoma presenting with SAH. The literature regarding this subject is reviewed and the pathogenesis of haemorrhage from neurinoma is discussed.
DuCoin Christopher - - 2010
Splenic rupture is a rare complication after colonoscopy, and to date there are only 46 reported cases in the English-language literature. Presented is a case report of splenic rupture after screening colonoscopy that resulted in laparotomy and splenectomy within 24 hours of the original procedure. The article covers the hypothesized ...
Salem A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To formulate a management plan for spontaneous tonsillar bleeding. METHOD: A Medline search was performed and all literature reviewed. RESULTS: Seventeen publications were identified worldwide, describing 55 cases of spontaneous tonsillar bleeding. CONCLUSION: Although spontaneous tonsillar bleeding is a rare presentation, it is documented in the literature. Reported cases ...
Akşahin Ertuğrul - - 2010
Medial patellar subluxation is usually seen after lateral retinacular release. Spontaneous medial subluxation of the patella is a very rare condition. There are few reports in the literature on the pathophysiology of iatrogenic medial patellar subluxation. To our knowledge, there are no reports of the pathophysiology of non-iatrogenic medial patellar ...
Rai Rajalakshmi - - 2010
Abductor pollicis longus is known for its variations in the form of multiple tendons at its insertion. The present case reports about a variation in the origin of abductor pollicis longus (APL) which has not been cited in the medical literature until date. It has been shown that the intersection ...
Luenam Suriya - - 2010
Triggering of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon is an uncommon phenomenon with a few reports in the previous literature. Because of its rarity, the recommendations for management are sparse. We report a case of triggering EPL tendon secondary to the tendon nodule in a 42-year-old woman treated with the surgical ...
Seyhan Nevra - - 2010
Acute cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic infectious disease prevalent in tropical areas. Most doctors in non-endemic countries are not familiar with this disease. Spontaneous tendon ruptures occurring by different mechanisms have been described in the literature but a tendon rupture caused by a skin ulcer secondary to a parasitic infection ...
Yazkan Rasih - - 2010
An apical subpleural bleb is most common pathology of primary spontaneous pneumothorax however, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is most common cause of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax. The diagnosis is confirmed by physical examination, chest radiography and thoracoscopic examination. The typical person who present has an asthenic body, being taller and thinner ...
Menini Stahlschmidt Carla Martinez - - 2010
We report herein an 11-year-old pedestrian struck by a motorcycle, who suffered subdural hematoma and aortic rupture and developed traumatic pseudoaneurysm. He was treated conservatively for the first 24 hours and submitted to stent placement occluding the aneurysm neck. There were no recurrences in the post-procedure period and the child ...
Bairagi Anjana - - 2010
Acute right hemidiaphragm rupture with abdominal visceral herniation is reportedly less common than on the left. We present a complex case of blunt rupture of the right hemidiaphragm with herniation of the right colon and right lobe of the liver in a multiply injured patient. The diagnostic approach, with specific ...
Cheung Yue-Sun - - 2009
We report a rare case of spontaneous liver rupture in a patient with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), of which the diagnosis was delayed, resulting in a fatal outcome. The diagnostic criteria and treatment of HES with hepatic involvement were reviewed. The possible cause of spontaneous liver rupture in HES and its ...
Sadarangani Sapna - - 2009
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is an uncommon condition in athletes. The most common cause of spontaneous pneumomediastinum is alveolar rupture into the bronchovascular sheath as a result of increased intrathoracic pressure. Epidural pneumatosis (pneumorrhachis) has been rarely associated with spontaneous pneumomediastinum. In this article, we describe a case of a 17-year-old male ...
Lee D L Y - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage due to underlying von Willebrand's disease, without symptoms or signs of infection. METHOD: Case report and literature review of reported causes of spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage. CASE REPORT: Spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage is uncommon. Acute bacterial tonsillitis, peri-tonsillar abscess, infectious mononucleosis and idiopathic ...
Shimizu Motonori - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas may extend to other organs. However, it is rare for a histopathologically benign IPMN to rupture other organs, particularly multiple organs. There has been no report of a benign IPMN rupturing both the stomach and duodenum. OBJECTIVE: We experienced a very ...
Lee Jake - - 2010
A case of a concomitant rupture of the Achilles tendon and superior peroneal retinaculum is presented. This combination of injuries has only been reported once in the available literature. The intraoperative findings revealed a mid-substance failure of the superficial peroneal retinaculum, which is also a rare finding. It is suggested ...
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