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Khan Nouman U - - 2009
Segmental mediolytic arteriopathy (SMA) is an extremely rare condition of uncertain etiology causing degeneration of arterial media, intramural dissection or the rupture of aneurysms. It is recognized as a rare cause of fatal intra-abdominal bleeding. We report the first case of recurrent intra-abdominal bleeding secondary to SMA in a lung ...
Steinhauser T T Department of internal medicine, endocrinology and nephrology, ZNA Middelheim Hospital, Lindendreef 1, 2020 - - 2009
We describe a case of acute rupture of the left proximal ureter as a result of lithiasis. The patient presented with a clinical picture of renal infarction: unilateral flank pain, more than 500 red blood cells per microliter urine and increased serum LDH levels. Abdominal ultrasound as well as a ...
Barwick Thomas W - - 2009
The posterior tibialis tendon has numerous insertions but none into the hindfoot has ever been reported in the literature. We present the operative and histological findings of an anomalous insertion slip into the sustentaculum tali in an adult patient with flatfoot deformity.
Bahli Zahid M - - 2009
Spontaneous rupture of spleen is a rare entity in the world of obstetrics and gynaecology. The obstetricians-gynaecologist has to confront with ruptured spleen sometimes in their practice. Ruptured spleen is not uncommon in trauma and some surgical procedures in upper abdomen. Splenic rupture after hysterectomy is exceedingly rare occurrence. However ...
Depypere L - - 2009
After splenectomy, two types of splenic tissue can remain in the human body: one type is the congenital accessory spleen, with its own vasculature and capsule. The other type is the acquired splenosis, caused by the spread of splenic tissue following splenic injury. The aim of this paper is to ...
Sit Michelle - - 2009
The ruptured popliteal synovial cyst is a common complication of chronic knee arthritis. In contrast, non-popliteal synovial rupture is less well recognized and may present a diagnostic dilemma. We report an 81-year-old woman who presented with chest wall pain and ecchymosis. Ultrasonography of the shoulder region readily diagnosed a dissecting ...
Dow Margaret - - 2009
We sought to describe a case series and literature review of uterine rupture in the absence of a previous cesarean delivery. In addition to four cases in our institution, a search of the literature from 1994 to 2008 identified cases of uterine rupture unrelated to a prior cesarean. Uterine rupture ...
Stevens Matthew S - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To present a pediatric case of spontaneous tracheal rupture caused solely by vomiting and to discuss its diagnosis and management. STUDY DESIGN: Case presentation and literature review. RESULTS: A 14-year-old girl with a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus presented with respiratory distress. History was significant only for ...
Cordovilla Rosa - - 2009
Endobronchial tuberculosis is a rare occurrence in the developed countries. The diagnosis is often delayed due to its nonspecific presentation and paucity of radiographic findings. The condition is often misdiagnosed as either bronchial asthma or lung cancer. The delay in the diagnosis often leads to airway stenosis and requires therapeutic ...
Otten Martine - - 2012
Background: Hypercapnic coma is a rare differential diagnosis in the unconscious patient. One underlying mechanism may be hypoventilation due to spontaneous pneumothorax. Although hypercapnia is not a typical finding in spontaneous pneumothorax in patients with otherwise healthy lungs, under certain circumstances, hypercapnia may readily develop. Objectives: We report a rare ...
Biswas D - - 2009
CONCLUSION: This pilot study did not show an advantage of the routine use of prophylactic antibiotics for spontaneous epistaxis treated by nasal packing. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of the use of prophylactic antibiotics in spontaneous epistaxis cases treated with anterior nasal packing. SUBJECTS ...
Attarde Vinod Yadav - - 2009
We report the sonographic findings of a rare case of uterine rupture with extrusion of the fetus into the broad ligament during a second-trimester abortion. Sonography revealed the empty uterus with an indistinct defect on the side wall and the dead fetus lying outside, surrounded by a thin membrane. At ...
Arnault F - - 2009
A five-month-old, male, 16 kg, mixed breed dog was presented for an acute non-weight bearing lameness of the right hind limb. A subtotal avulsion of the quadriceps tendon at its patellar insertion was diagnosed through radiography and ultrasonography. Two nylon sutures secured with a stainless steel crimp were placed in ...
Kosiyatrakul Arkaphat - - 2009
Closed flexor pulley rupture of the thumb is extremely rare. We report a case with this condition. The anatomic and biomechanical studies, clinical and operative finding as well as the management of the closed flexor pulley rupture of the thumb are discussed.
Togha Mansooreh - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the warning signs and symptoms in patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS: Patients admitted with spontaneous SAH were enrolled in the study and were asked for their history of frequent warning signs and symptoms as cited in other studies. RESULTS: ...
De Silva Kalpa - - 2009
Pacemaker endocarditis remains a rare but potentially life threatening complication of pacemaker implantation. This case illustrates a rare cause of pacemaker endocarditis, Serratia marcescens, the management difficulties that can be faced with such organisms, and the potential indolent nature of pacemaker lead associated endocarditis. A review of the current data ...
Tam Martin - - 2009
A 55-year-old woman with primary Immunoglobulin light chain (AL) systemic amyloidosis died due to spontaneous rupture of her liver following treatment with high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplant (HDM/SCT). She was first diagnosed after developing nephrotic-range proteinuria. Spontaneous rupture of her liver occurred 10 days after treatment with HDM/SCT ...
Taylor Benjamin C - - 2009
Simultaneous bilateral patellar tendon ruptures are extremely rare, and even more rare in patients without systemic disease. We describe bilateral simultaneous patellar tendon disruptions in the absence of systemic disease or steroid usage, with one tendon disruption at the inferior pole and the other an intrasubstance tear. The different locations ...
Sincos Igor Rafael - - 2009
The rupture of retroperitoneal varices is a rare and catastrophic complication of portal hypertension. We describe a case of this nature, the first in Brazilian medical literature, and also reviewing all previous 34 cases. We systematically analyzed all therapeutic approach and propose a management algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of ...
Hassan Md Faizul - - 2009
Extradural hematoma (EDH) is usually a post-traumatic sequel but a few cases of spontaneous EDH have been reported. Here we report a woman who presented with spontaneous acute EDH but was later found to have dural metastasis from lung carcinoma. Causal factors have been present in all reported cases, as ...
Williams-Johnson J - - 2008
The occurrence of simultaneous spontaneous bilateral pneumothoraces is a very rare event. We present a case of a 14-year old asthmatic female patient who presented to the emergency room for routine treatment. While receiving nebulizations, she suddenly developed supraclavicular fullness with crepitus. Further examination revealed a clinical diagnosis of bilateral ...
Kniemeyer H W - - 2008
Spontaneous recanalization of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is rarely observed. Mainly case reports are published. Most often early recanalization occurs within days or weeks and only a few cases of late recanalization months or years after detected occlusion are reported. Symptomatic bilateral ICA occlusion is regarded as an acceptable ...
Street S - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To highlight a case of spontaneous intracranial hypotension presenting to the ENT surgeon. METHOD: We present a case report and a review of the literature concerning spontaneous intracranial hypotension. RESULTS: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is a rare diagnosis, particularly to the ENT surgeon. We report a patient with tinnitus, hearing ...
Lotterman Seth - - 2008
Uterine leiomyomas are very common tumors found in women. Rupture of a uterine leiomyoma is an unusual source of hemoperitoneum. This is a case report of such. A 28-year old woman presented to the emergency department with acute onset of abdominal pain after a bowel movement and who had a ...
Hountis P - - 2008
The authors report 5 cases that presented to the emergency department of the Athens Naval and Veterans Hospital (Athens, Greece) with spontaneous pneumomediastinum. The clinical picture was not diagnostic in most of the cases, with symptoms of acute retrosternal pain and severe dyspnea in just one case. Diagnostic work disclosed ...
Plackett Timothy P - - 2008
Hepatic hemangiomas are relatively common benign hepatic tumors. Historically, a concern for potential traumatic rupture has influenced clinical judgment regarding optimal treatment. However, a review of the literature fails to demonstrate spontaneous or traumatic rupture as a common phenomenon. The following case report discusses an individual patient incidentally found to ...
Hapa Onur - - 2008
We present a 29-year-old professional wrestler who sustained a traumatic latissimus dorsi tendon rupture from its humeral insertion. To our knowledge, this report is the first to describe the use of two small anterior axillary incisions to repair a traumatic avulsion of the latissimus dorsi. Our new surgical approach is ...
Kanzaria Hemal - - 2011
Background: Neck pain is a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED), requiring appropriate evaluation to exclude serious pathology. Objectives: To review an atypical clinical presentation of neck pain and to distinguish this case and its associated radiographic features from more common clinical entities. Case Report: We present an ED ...
Fang Tzu-Jung - - 2008
Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a lethal cause of acute abdomen that is most frequently related to drugs, coagulopathy and intra-abdominal tumors. In patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis, acute abdomen is attributed to intestinal vasculitis causing ischemia, ulceration or perforation. Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage, however, has rarely been reported in patients with ...
Barbetakis Nikolaos - - 2008
A case of a 48-year-old man with an iatrogenic membranous tracheal wall rupture after double-lumen intubation during Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy is presented. Tracheal injury was successfully managed surgically with the use of a bovine pericardial patch and reinforcement with the gastric conduit which was moved toward the posterior wall of ...
Musahl Christian - - 2008
Vacuum extraction in nonprogressive labor is a relatively safe procedure. Only a few major complications have been reported in the literature. The authors present a case of severe brain damage with rupture of the sinus after vacuum extraction delivery for which surgical repair of the dural tear and brain prolapse ...
Reichardt Jeffrey Alan - - 2010
Ascertaining the cause of a gastric rupture is difficult and can be complicated by events occurring in the pre-hospital phase of patient care. To our knowledge, only seven cases of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)-related injuries to the stomach have been reported in the literature since 1997. We found no reports of ...
Kuan Y C - - 2008
Pneumothorax is the presence of air in the pleural cavity. It can be classified into spontaneous, traumatic or iatrogenic. The majority of pneumothorax cases are spontaneous, which can be further classified into primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) or secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP), defined by the absence or presence of obvious underlying ...
Aslam Naeem - - 2008
Intraperitoneal rupture of ectopic varices is a rare complication of portal hypertension. Few case reports have been published in the literature. We report 2 cases of ectopic varices with intraperitoneal hemorrhage. This review details their presentation, hospital course and treatment. The first patient was managed conservatively, and second had a ...
Stupnik Tomaz - - 2008
Rupture of the spleen is a common event associated with trauma, infectious diseases, neoplasia and many systemic disorders affecting the reticuloendothelial system. A rare subtype of rupture occurring spontaneously and arising from a normal spleen was recognized as a distinct clinicopathologic entity. It has been reported in association with trivial ...
Masood Nehal - - 2008
Chemotherapy Induced neutropenia is a frequent and serious complication of cytotoxic cancer treatment.Granulocyte colony stimulating factors (G-CSF) are frequently used to counter neutropenia, attempt rapid recovery of patients and allow for continuation of treatment without compromise on dose, especially in curative malignancies. Generally regarded as safe, G-CSF use has been ...
Moretti Biagio - - 2008
Bilateral rupture of the patellar tendon is a very rare injury. It occurs in association with chronic systemic diseases or corticosteroid medications. We report a case of a 13-year-old child with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome presenting a bilateral patellar tendon disruption of proximal insertion that occurred with a trivial trauma. Surgical management ...
Jerome J Terrence Jose - - 2008
BACKGROUND: A case report in which spontaneous rupture of the tibialis anterior tendon occurred secondary to a gouty tophaceous deposit within the tendon. The injury occurs in middle-aged and elderly patients after displacement of the foot in plantar flexion and eversion. The treatment of the rupture is discussed. METHOD: An ...
LeLeiko Rebecca M - - 2008
We report a case of an 81-year-old man with bacterial myocarditis presenting with elevated troponins and sepsis, who succumbed due to a ruptured ventricle. The infecting organism was found to be methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Bacterial myocarditis is a rare occurrence when independent of infective endocarditis. Generally, this is a complication ...
Lang Jason E - - 2008
An anomalous origin of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) from the rotator cable has not been described in the orthopaedic surgery literature. This case report describes the intraoperative findings of this aberrant origin, found incidentally during diagnostic arthroscopy. The concept of the rotator cable and crescent is ...
Cappellani Alessandro - - 2008
Splenic rupture is a rare complication of colonoscopy. For this reason the diagnosis could be delayed and the outcome dismal. Fifty-four cases of splenic rupture after colonoscopy have been described in the literature. The majority of the cases required emergent or delayed splenectomy, 13 of these cases were treated conservatively. ...
Bhatia Robin - - 2008
This report presents a case of a 39-year-old male with a spontaneously ruptured frontotemporal dermoid cyst. Intraoperatively, during surgical resection of the cyst, significant fat spillage occurred associated with a profound anterior circulation vasospasm. The patient underwent serial neuropsychological evaluation over five months, revealing a profile of initial deterioration, followed ...
Wind Joshua J - - 2008
Encephaloceles are pathological herniations of brain parenchyma through congenital or acquired osseus-dural defects of the skull base or cranial vault. Although encephaloceles are known as rare conditions, several surgical reports and clinical series focusing on spontaneous encephaloceles of the temporal lobe may be found in the otological, maxillofacial, radiological, and ...
Froberg M Kent - - 2008
Babesia is a malaria-like protozoan parasite spread by Ixodes ticks primarily from the white-footed deer mouse to humans. Typically it causes subclinical disease, but occasionally causes acute febrile disease with hepatosplenomegaly. We report a case of spontaneous splenic rupture of a 56-yr-old man with acute Babesia microti infection.
Aniebue U U - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Rupture of the symphysis pubis and separation of the pubic rami of more than one centimeter in pregnancy and following vaginal delivery or symphyseal diastasis is uncommon. OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical characteristics, management and outcome of cases of symphyseal diastasis treated conservatively. METHODS: Symptomatic symphyseal diastasis follows rupture ...
Pauw R G - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum has been infrequently reported as a complication of diabetic ketoacidosis. Evidence-based guidelines are currently not available to help in choosing the best diagnostic approach. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature and looked for diagnostic clues that might indicate the need for a work-up to ...
Bois Aaron J - - 2007
Spontaneous flexor tendon ruptures within the hand are incompletely understood. We report 5 cases of spontaneous tendon rupture involving the flexor digitorum profundus tendon. One case involves an abnormal intertendinous connection between the ring and small finger profundus tendons and another involves a lumbrical muscle variant. To our knowledge, the ...
Parker Hilary - - 2009
Although a few cases of bladder wall rupture have been reported in the literature in association with bladder wall disease, idiopathic rupture of the bladder without injury remains an uncommon phenomenon. We report the case of a patient presenting to the Emergency Department with diffuse abdominal pain from spontaneous bladder ...
Liu Ching-Jung - - 2007
Spontaneous rupture of the liver is a rare condition with serious consequences, if not recognized and treated in time. It has been reported as a complication of several disorders, including benign or malignant liver tumors, connective tissue disease, infiltrating liver disease, preeclampsia, and post anticoagulant therapy. We report a case ...
Stephenson Jacob T - - 2007
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen is a rare complication of infectious mononucleosis with no clear consensus on appropriate management. Although management of traumatic splenic rupture has largely moved to nonoperative treatment, splenectomy is still frequently used in dealing with rupture of the diseased spleen. Here we report the case of ...
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