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Chiffoleau S - - 1980
The authors report their experiments relative to the advantage of using gallium 67 scanning in the diagnosis of suppurative lesions in renal allograft recipients. Nineteen cases suggesting abscess were analyzed. In 7 cases in which abnormal isotope uptake was noted, a suppuration was detected in the area where the gallium ...
González P R - - 1980
An abscess was removed from the left occipital region in a 73-year-old woman with no previous history of tuberculosis. The patient later died from aspiration bronchopneumonia. Autopsy revealed a basilar tuberculous meningitis and miliary tuberculosis in the peritracheal lymphatic glands, the liver, the spleen, and in isolated areas of the ...
Chun C H - - 1980
Fourteen cases of splenic abscess are reported and 159 cases previously cited in the literature are reviewed. The incidence, predisposing factors, pathogenesis, clinical features, bacteriology and radiologic findings are discussed. Infective endocarditis was the most common single antecedent infection. Hemoglobinopathies, non-penetrating abdominal trauma, and gastrointestinal malignancy appear to predispose the ...
Brismar J - - 1979
Brainstem hematoma is generally considered a very rare condition with a grave prognosis. This report presents two patients with extensive brainstem hematomas who both recovered without major sequele. A brainstem hematoma is often impossible to differentiate from an infarction despite angiographic and cerebrospinal fluid examinations, but is readily disclosed by ...
Clemons J E - - 1979
The laryngeal abscess is an uncommon lesion since the onset of the antibiotic era. A review of the literature failed to find any recent articles on abscess of the larynx. Three case histories of the laryngeal abscess, all of which progressed to rapid airway obstruction and required emergency tracheotomy, are ...
Goldberg J S - - 1979
Tropical pyomyositis is a disease of skeletal muscle characterized by single or multiple abscesses. The infective organism is most often penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Only recently have case reports appeared in the literature from temperate zones; however, this disease is common in the tropics. This report reviews the literature and describes ...
Rosazza A - - 1979
Interhemispheric subdural empyema complicating sinusitis was diagnosed in two children by CAT scan. One of them presented with intracranial hypertension and paresis of one foot (syndrome of the falx cerebri). Antibiotic treatment alone without surgery (in one case with brief initial steroid therapy) brought rapid and complete clinical and radiological ...
Härmä R A - - 1979
During recent years, primary tonsillectomy, tonsillectomy à chaud, has again become popular as the standard therapy for the peritonsillar abscess, whereas the traditional tonsillectomy à froid, made 4--6 weeks after the incision, has been partially eclipsed. It seems, however, that the intermediate form between these two, tonsillectomy à tiède, an ...
Harrison N A - - 1978
An isolated ovarian abscess, unassociated with tubal lesions, is a rare occurrence. A case is described and the literature reviewed, with special consideration of the associated aetiological factors.
Gill G V - - 1978
Two cases of bacterial liver abscess presented to a hospital during an 18 month period. Both involved male caucasians who had been resident in Zambia for many years. The cases are recorded with a review of the recent literature. The difficulty in diagnosis and importance of adequate surgical drainage are ...
Ambiavagar P C - - 1978
Subdural hematoma secondary to dural metastases is a rare event. Vascular obstruction due to invasion of dural vessels is an important etiological factor. When this is associated with a clotting defect, the subdural hematoma can cause significant clinical symptoms and death. Two cases are presented with a review of the ...
Raggio J F - - 1978
A successfully managed case of posterior fossa subdural hematoma occurring in a hemophiliac is reported, and the rarity of this lesion is mentioned. The management of the hemophiliac who is a victim of craniocerebral trauma is discussed, with emphasis on the use of computerized tomographic scanning to obtain rapid diagnosis. ...
Brown R C - - 1978
Delay in diagnosis can be serious in amoebic hepatic abscess, which is readily treatable. Two cases are presented to illustrate potential causes of delay. The first case had never been to an endemic area, apparently contracting the infection from his wife. The second case had negative serological tests.
Snell G E - - 1978
Sixty-three cases of brain abscess resulting from ear and paranasal sinus infections were reviewed. These patients were seen at the Toronto General Hospital from 1956-1965 and from 1969-1975. Comparisons are made relating to site, age and sex incidence, mortality rates, bacteriology, and rate of associated meningitis. Modern diagnostic methods are ...
Emery S - - 1978
A case of lumbar plexus neuropathy occurring in the setting of heparin therapy is reported. Documentation of the site of a retroperitoneal hematoma by CT scan was made prior to the full clinical evolution of lumbar plexus neuropathy resulting from a psoas-muscle hematoma. Two patterns of retroperitoneal bleeding and their ...
Melo J C - - 1978
Three cases of brain abscesses due to Streptococcus MG-intermedius are reported, and the literature pertaining to this subject is reviewed. The importance of careful and complete identification of these etiological agents of infection is stressed. The clinical presentation, the origin of S. MG-intermedius producing brain abscess, and its relation to ...
Cowan D B - - 1978
The association between hepatic amoebiasis and pregnancy is rare. Between 1966 and 1976 only 5 cases have been described in the world literature. A sixth case is described, and the literature to date is reviewed. Guidelines for management are presented.
Cameron E W - - 1977
Seven cases of lung abscess involving Klebsiella pneumoniae with or without other pathogens presented with gross expansion of the involved lobes or segments and severe clinical illness despite medical treatment. Operative management by rib resection and tube drainage was successful in each case, one of which was found to be ...
Truesdale B H - - 1977
Herein we review 26 cases of perinephric abscess, analyzed according to incidence, etiology, laboratory findings, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, radiographic findings, operative procedures, mortality and associated diseases. Of the abscess cultures 67 per cent were gram-negative organisms, most commonly Proteus, and 76 per cent of the abscesses were directly attributable ...
Iida Y - - 1977
A 28-year-old man with a huge subepicardial hematoma of the right atrium, which is so rare that a review of the literature has failed to disclose similar case, is reported. Suspecting of rhabdomyoma, we excised free wall of the right atrium and a part of lateral wall of the superior ...
Domingue J N - - 1977
Seven cases of pituitary abscess are presented and the relevant world literature is reviewed. An enlarged sella co-existing with bacterial meningitis, or bacterial meningitis coinciding with a known or suspected pituitary tumor should suggest the diagnosis of pituitary abscess. Visual field defects should evoke similar suspicion when present in a ...
Milne G A - - 1977
This report of a case of chronic subphrenic abscess, with a brief review and recommendations for diagnosis and prevention, draws attention to this clinical entity as a potential cause of chronic ill health. The clinical presentation and laboratory findings in this case were unremarkable. It is clear that the condition ...
Zimmerman R D - - 1977
Seven cases of ring blush following spontaneous and post-traumatic, subacute and chronic intracerebral hematoma are presented. As such a hematoma ages, a ring blush may be seen following contrast-agent enhancement. Serial CT demonstrates disappearance of the ring blush from two to six months after the first scan. The CT appearance ...
Lawhorne T W TW - - 1976
A review of autopsy files and clinical case reports demonstrates two categories of splenic abscess. First, the abscesses discovered at postmortem usually are multiple, small manifestations of widespread, lethal infection in immunologically crippled hosts. A clinical diagnosis seldom is made. Second, the splenic abscesses encountered by the clinician are usually ...
Prathikanti V - - 1976
A case concerning a patient with an intramural hematoma involving the first and second portions of the duodenum was presented with a brief review of etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and management. An intramural hematoma usually occurs after blunt trauma, manifesting clinically as a high small bowel obstruction with a palpable ...
Hellekant C - - 1976
Angiography after liver puncture was performed at different intervals in 51 patients. Fourteen cases had abnormalities believed to be caused by the puncture. Most of these were small but there were also 4 cases with large liver hematomas and 1 case with an abscess between the liver and the abdominal ...
Kozik M - - 1976
A neuropathological description is presented of a solitary giant abscess located in the oblongate medulla of a child aged two. This abscess destroyed almost all the morphological structures in the medulla and caused considerable constriction and translocation of the IVth ventricle. Apart from the exceptional occurrence of an abscess in ...
Fisher L S - - 1976
A 51-year-old man was treated with open surgical drainage and metronidazole for an amebic liver abscess. During therapy and while the original abscess was resolving, a second, noncontiguous amebic liver abscess developed. This second abscess eventually responded to emetine, chloroquine, and diodohydroxyquin therapy without surgical drainage. This unique case serves ...
Yang W C - - 1975
Two cases of relapsing juvenile chronic subdural hematoma with late relapse in adult life are presented and the literature reviewed. Both patients contracted subdural hematoma early in life; its persistence resulted in characteristic skull deformitites. The patients led an asymptomatic life until a second head trauma caused rebleeding into the ...
Fischer K C - - 1975
Each of 36 patients was studied with two separate brain scans performed sequentially after the injection of 20 mCi of 99mTc-pertechnetate or 20 mCi of 99mTc(Sn)-diphosphonate. The resulting scans were qualitatively compared, and lesion-to-nonlesion ratios of activity determined. Diagnoses were established by clinical criteria and were supported in the majority ...
Oyediran A B - - 1975
Three unusual cases of mastoid abscess are described. Case histories and the clinical, laboratory, radiological, surgical, and histopathological findings in the patients are reported. Operculated eggs measuring about 60 mu times 40 mu were seen in pus obtained from two cases, but no adult worm was recovered. The findings suggest ...
Nagaty H F - - 1975
A deep 3-cm liver abscess with resulting exogenous cholecystitis, pericholecystitis and adhesions caused by an adult Ascaris was discovered by laparotomy in a 63-year-old man in northwest Iran. Though Ascaris infection rates are high in most major areas of the country, this apparently is the first case of liver abscess ...
Morgan H - - 1975
Seventeen cases of cerebellar abscesses are reviewed. The incidence was 18% of all brain abscesses. Thirteen were males, and four were females. Headache was the most common presenting symptom. These abscesses have a better prognosis for survival and neurological function than supratentorial abscesses. They are less likely to be encapsulated. ...
Hines J R - - 1975
A case of a patient with adenocarcinoma in an abscess cavity that resulted from perforated diverticulitis of the descending colon is described. Serial barium-enema studies over a nine-year period show the diverticulosis, perforation, abscess cavity, and finally the adenocarcinoma in the abscess cavity. Although it is infrequent, the possibility of ...
Yoshikawa T T - - 1975
Anaerobic bacteria were isolated from the subdural space in all four cases of subdural empyema encountered over a 2 and a half year period. Only one aerobe was isolated in these cases. The bacteriology of subdural empyema was further analyzed from a review of 327 cases reported in the English ...
Gronmark T - - 1975
A typical case of liver abscess is reported. The mortality rate of this surgical entity, previously very high, has been reduced markedly in recent years. The most important factors are the new diagnostic developments such as liver scans and coeliacography, making an early and exact diagnosis possible and thus forming ...
Beller A J - - 1973
Eighty-nine cases of brain abscess, diagnosed over a period of 30 years, are reviewed. The incidence of this disease did not decline throughout the period. Abscesses of ear and nose origin constituted the largest group (38%). Postoperative abscesses seem to have increased in incidence, presumably due to routine postoperative antibiotic ...
Black J T - - 1970
A patient with a brain abscess due to Candida albicans is reported. This patient had three episodes of systemic candidiasis in spite of the fact that she had no underlying debilitating disease and had never received prior antibiotic or adrenocortical steroid therapy. A review of the literature reveals 42 cases ...
Vaidya, Sagar A.
Ochrobactrum anthropi infection is rare in humans and is generally associated with immunocompromised hosts with indwelling foreign bodies. We report a case of pelvic abscess with O. anthropi after a routine appendectomy in an immunocompetent patient and review the literature on O. anthropi infection in patients with normal immune function.
Chapman D I - - 1979
A case of yersiniosis in a free-living fallow deer is described. Pathological examination revealed an emaciated carcase with numerous abscesses of various sizes throughout the abdominal and thoracic cavities. Staining of material from the abscesses showed a small Gram-negative coccobacillus which was identified as Yersinia pseudotuberculosis type 1A.
Garfield J - - 1969
TWO HUNDRED CASES OF INTRACRANIAL SUPRATENTORIAL ABSCESS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED: 100 spanned the years 1951 to 1957, and 100 the years 1962 to 1967. The mortality rate of 40% was the same in both series, chiefly owing to continuing inaccurate localization of the abscess and inadequate use of antibiotics. The ...
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