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Weiner Evan J - - 2011
Background: Neonatal scalp abscesses are a rare but potentially very serious condition. Objectives: This report serves to demonstrate meningitis as a potential complication of neonatal scalp abscess. In addition, we review the current literature on the subject and comment on the most appropriate evaluation and treatment. Case Report: We describe ...
Lukashok Hannah Pitanga - - 2009
CONTEXT: Although endoscopic esophageal variceal sclerotherapy has been largely supplanted by variceal band ligation, it is still performed routinely in many institutions, especially in developing countries. Intramural esophageal hematoma has been described as a rare complication of sclerotherapy. Risk factors have not been completely established. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the incidence ...
Chan Jasper F W - - 2010
The clinical significance of Lactobacillus spp. isolated from clinical specimens has often been overlooked due to its low virulence. We report the first case of life-threatening bacteremic liver abscess due to Lactobacillus rhamnosus associated with Mirizzi syndrome in a 74-year-old Chinese man. Literature on sporadic reports of Lactobacillus liver abscess ...
Callovini G M - - 2009
Solitary pyogenic thalamic and basal ganglia abscesses are relatively uncommon. Even if widespread antibiotic therapy and modern imaging technologies combined with minimally invasive techniques have improved the outcome in patients with brain abscesses, this is counterbalanced by an increasing population of immunocompromised patients. Basal ganglia, thalamic, brainstem or multiple abscesses ...
Kompanje Erwin J O - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Between 1598 and 1641, 600 medical and surgical observations made by the famous German surgeon Guilhelmius Fabricius Hildanus (1560-1634) were published in his Observationum et curationum chirurgicarum centuriae I-VI. METHODS: Review of the extant document for evidence of infection-related cases. RESULTS: One of the case reports, published as Observatio ...
Guinand Vives Carlos H CH Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Militar Central, Bogotá, D.C., - - 2009
This 24-year-old soldier had a history of polytrauma caused by firearm missiles of a fragmentation weapon. He was referred to the Hospital Militar Central, where multiple shrapnel wounds in the head, face, thorax, and extremities were found. A brain abscess was documented and drained, and a culture grew a multidrug-resistant ...
Okan F??sun - - 2009
We report a newborn infant with psoas abscess caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. He was referred to our hospital with a history of hospital admission for hip septic arthritis without clinical improvement, and presented limited left hip motion, swelling on the groin and pain. A magnetic resonance imaging study revealed ...
Morse Levi P - - 2009
PURPOSE: We review the epidemiology, clinical presentation, management and outcome of prostatic abscess secondary to Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in the Northern Territory, Australia. We highlight the frequency of prostatic abscess occurrence in melioidosis, and formulate recommendations for its detection and management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed a prospective database of ...
Arpino L - - 2009
Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common pathology in the elderly but very rare in young adults. When CSDH occurs in this age group, severe head injury or some promotive factors are usually present. This article reports the case of a 29-year-old female presented at our Emergency Department with a ...
Casey David - - 2009
Retroclival hematomas are a rare entity. They are usually associated with significant trauma, and patients frequently have focal neurological deficits, especially cranial nerve palsies. Previous case reports of epidural clival hematomas have been described almost exclusively in the pediatric population. The authors report a unique case of traumatic clival subdural ...
Mouhsine Elyazid - - 2009
Brucellosis has become a rare entity in many industrialised countries, because of animal vaccination programs. We report a first case in the literature of Brucella abscess in the hip region observed in Switzerland in a subject without any clear risk factor, leading us to conclude that abscess formation can be ...
Kamath M Panduranga - - 2009
An abscess in the infratemporal fossa is a rare complication of dental extraction. Although it is a recognized entity, only a handful of cases have been reported in the literature. We describe a case of abscess in the infratemporal fossa of a 55-year-old woman with noninsulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes who ...
Zheng Fan Xue - - 2009
Spontaneous extradural hematoma (EDH) is an uncommon form of intracranial hematoma and is caused by the adjacent sinus and otic infections, dural vascular malformations and disorders of blood coagulation. We report spontaneous EDH in a 54-year old women with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on intermittent hemodialysis. She was successfully managed ...
Kiverniti Eleftheria - - 2009
We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with aggressive fibromatosis of the oropharynx that was initially treated elsewhere as a peritonsillar abscess. We discuss the characteristics of this rare tumor and review the literature, stressing the importance of postoperative follow-up for peritonsillar abscesses to avoid missing other important diagnoses, ...
Geramizadeh Bita - - 2009
Rare cases of inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) in two adolescents are reported. Both of them presented with significant weight loss and were operated upon with the impression of liver abscess and malignant liver tumor. These two cases are reported to emphasize IPT of the liver as a differential diagnosis of hepatic ...
Richter Gresham T - - 2009
This case report describes the gradual deterioration of a healthy, highly functioning man who initially presented with a draining right ear. The patient's indolent neurologic decline and referral to an otologist ultimately led to the diagnosis and treatment of an otogenic cerebellar abscess, an increasingly rare intracranial complication of otitis ...
Parvathi S - - 2009
Most of the Bartholin's gland abscesses have been thought to be caused by colonizing micro-organisms of the perineal region. We encountered an interesting case of acute Bartholins abscess caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a primigravida. The abscess was incised and drained. The patient was treated with Cefuroxime. This case is ...
Boon Maurits - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: 1) Describe the clinical presentation of a lingual abscess secondary to a foreign body. 2) Discuss the workup of glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GN). 3) Review existing literature. METHODS: Illustrative case report and literature review generated by PubMed citation search. RESULTS: This is a report of a patient who presented with ...
Roda Ricardo Horacio - - 2009
Rhodococcus equi has emerged as an opportunistic pathogen usually causing necrotizing pneumonia in immunosuppressed patients but has been found increasingly in extrapulmonary sites. We report the 1st case of R. equi brain abscess in a patient receiving corticosteroid monotherapy and review the literature for risk factors and sites of infection.
Thomas Santhosh George - - 2009
We report a 57-year-old man who presented one month after sustaining a traumatic right temporal intracerebral hematoma with history of headache, left hemiparesis and altered sensorium of two days duration. A diagnosis of right temporal resolving hematoma was made on computed tomography scan. However, his sensorium progressively deteriorated and he ...
Göksu Ethem - - 2009
Spontaneous resolution of a chronic subdural hematoma has been reported rarely in the literature. We present herein the case of a 35-year-old patient with spontaneous resolution of a large chronic subdural hematoma, the volume of which was measured as approximately 76.5 ml on magnetic resonance imaging. No pathology was determined ...
Chien Jui-Teng - - 2009
Haemophilus aphrophilus is one of the normal oropharyngeal flora and rarely implicated as a pathogen of spinal infection. A case of H. aphrophilus bacteremia complicated with epidural abscess, psoas muscle abscess, and spondylodiscitis is described in this report. The pathogen was mis-identified as Pasteurella spp. at the very start, and ...
Vaz Ana Paula - - 2009
Tuberculous psoas abscess was usually associated to complicate Pott's disease, but it can also be secondary to direct extension from other adjacent structures or haematogenous spread from an occult source. However, the occurrence of this entity as the presenting manifestation of tuberculosis, without evidence of active infection elsewhere, has been ...
Tachezy Michael - - 2009
Infections caused by Nocardia farcinica are uncommon and show a great variety of clinical manifestations in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Because of its unspecific symptoms and tendency to disseminate it may mimic the clinical symptoms and radiologic findings of a tumour disease and the diagnosis of nocardiosis can easily be ...
Binyamini Shimon - - 2008
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is a rare condition often associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. The association between PAVMs and brain abscesses has been previously reported, but abscesses at other locations are extremely rare. We present a 51-year-old woman with PAVM (without signs of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia) and necrotizing fasciitis of ...
Saravu Kavitha - - 2008
Melioidosis is sporadically reported from various parts of India. We present a case series from south India, highlighting the varied manifestations of the disease. Seven cases of culture-proven melioidosis are presented in whom Burkholderia pseudomallei were isolated from aspirate or blood. Melioidosis had a varied presentation involving multiple abscesses in ...
Gan Eng Cern - - 2008
Intratonsillar abscess is a rare clinical condition in patients who present with odynophagia. We report the case of a 33-year-old man who presented with odynophagia, unilateral tonsillar enlargement with palatal fullness, and deviation of the uvula. Failed attempts at drainage of a presumptive peritonsillar abscess and a worsening of signs ...
Magdeburg R - - 2008
Most anal abscesses are caused by anal fistula and invasion of the surrounding tissues by a mixed colonic flora. The treatment comprises excision of the abscess and. if appropriate, fistulectomy. Primary anorectal actinomycosis and perianal actinomycosis are very rare and are caused by Actinomyces, which is a ubiquitous microaerophilic bacterium. ...
Menon Girish - - 2009
We report the case of a 48-year-old male who developed an acute subdural hematoma after transsphenoidal decompression of a pituitary adenoma followed by a lumbar drain to conservatively manage postoperative cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea. An attempt is made to discuss the risk factors. The need for constant monitoring, early imaging and ...
Chern Shiuan-Horng - - 2009
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cervical spinal subdural empyema as a result of a retropharyngeal abscess has not been reported previously. We present a 65-year-old male intravenous drug user who developed spinal subdural empyema after an operation for a retropharyngeal abscess. Although imaging diagnosis and follow-up surgery were performed quickly, the ...
Pope Jennifer V - - 2011
Before the 1980s, Escherichia coli was the most common cause of pyogenic liver abscess, but more recently, Klebsiella pneumoniae has emerged as the most common organism in the United States and Taiwan. Our goal is to present a case of K. pneumoniae liver abscess (KLA) and review the risk factors, ...
Seyhan Tamer - - 2008
We herein report a case of a diabetic 49-year-old woman with anterior chest wall necrotizing fasciitis that caused a retropharyngeal abscess and discuss the literature surrounding necrotizing soft tissue infections of the chest wall. The patient was treated with serial wound debridements, antibiotic therapy, and percutaneous drainage and serial irrigation ...
Fehon Rebecca - - 2008
Pyogenic liver abscesses are rare in children but relatively common in those with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). We present a case of a 2 year old boy who initially presented with BCGitis and Staphylococcus aureus cervical adenitis, and then subsequently developed liver abscesses. A diagnosis of X-linked CGD was confirmed. ...
Bilginer Burçak - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Arachnoid cysts are usually found incidentally and are generally asymptomatic. They are thought to be developmental anomalies, and their etiology is unknown. Some complications such as subdural hematoma, subdural hygroma, and intracystic bleeding can occur after minor traumas. CASE REPORT: Here, we report three cases. Case 1 has subdural ...
Alherabi Ameen Z - - 2008
Retropharyngeal hematomas (RPH) are relatively rare. They are clinically important because of the close proximity to the upper airway, which can be life threatening and requires immediate intervention. We report one patient who presented with RPH due to anticoagulation that resulted in airway obstruction and subsequent intubations. We outline the ...
Sumer A Pinar - - 2008
The palatal mass can pose a difficult diagnostic dilemma for the clinician. In differential diagnosis of the palatal mass, dental causes must be considered because they are so common. The palatal abscess typically represents the palatally directed drainage of an infection of pulpal or periodontal origin. The palatal abscess is ...
Emami-Naeini Parisa - - 2008
Dermal sinuses have been associated with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from asymptomatic to drainage of purulent material from the sinus tract, inclusion tumors, meningitis, and spinal abscess. To date, there has been no documented report of brain abscess as a complication of spinal dermal sinus. Here, we ...
Zakaria Amr - - 2008
Nocardia brain abscess is a rare central nervous system (CNS) infection that carries a high mortality rate reaching 34% which is considered the highest amongst brain abscesses caused by microorganisms. All available literature is in the form of retrospective studies and small case series. In this case report the authors ...
Grisold Andrea J - - 2008
Mycoplasma salivarium preferentially resides in the human oral cavity. Unlike other Mycoplasma species, M. salivarium has not been regarded as a pathogen, although one case of M. salivarium-caused arthritis in a patient with hypogammaglobulinemia has been reported. We describe the first case of submasseteric abscess caused by M. salivarium.
Asuquo, M. E.
Gossypiboma though uncommon is under-reported. It is an infrequent but avoidable surgical error. The retained sponge induces two types of reactions, fibrinous response resulting in granuloma formation and exudative response leading to abscess formation. This serious medical condition may result in significant morbidity and mortality with serious medico legal implications. ...
Lombardi A - - 2008
Splenic abscess is a rare condition. Haematogenous seeding to the spleen from an infection at a distant site, most often endocarditis, is been the most common predisposing condition but an increase has been observed in immuno-compromised patients too. Fever, leukocytosis and left upper quadrant pain are suggestive, but the signs ...
Danielson Gregory P - - 2008
Acquired tracheal diverticulum is a rare clinical entity with only limited reports in the literature. We report a case of a tracheal diverticulum that was identified as part of a work-up for a worsening cough. In this case the diverticulum was observed 2 years after surgical management of a retropharyngeal ...
Lee Chang Sub - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Massive intracranial hemorrhage is a very rare initial presentation of cerebellar pilocytic astrocytomas. There are no reports in the medical literature on a cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma presenting with intratumor bleeding (ITB), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and subdural hematoma (SDH). CASE REPORT: A 15-month-old boy presented with lethargy and nausea to ...
Rajagopala Srinivas - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous mastitis is usually reported in multiparous postpartum women and is an unusual cause of gynecomastia in adolescent men. METHODS: We describe an illustrative case and review all cases of tubercular mastitis reported in men in the English literature. RESULTS: Our search yielded 24 cases of male tubercular mastitis. ...
de Vries J J C - - 2008
Campylobacter species are frequently isolated from fecal specimens of patients with diarrheal illness. Several Campylobacter species are commonly isolated from the oral cavity. In contrast, Campylobacter species are rarely isolated from extra-oro-intestinal abscesses. Reported here are four cases of extra-oro-intestinal abscesses due to polymicrobial flora, including Campylobacter species. The first ...
Parkins Michael D - - 2008
Serratia marcescens has rarely been reported as an agent of invasive disease in patients presenting from the community. Furthermore, S marcescens is frequently opportunistic, affecting individuals with serious medical comorbidities including immune suppression and diabetes. A case of a community-acquired S marcescens spontaneous lumbar epidural abscess presenting as cauda equina ...
Ulivieri S - - 2008
Intracerebral haemorrhages occurring after removal of chronic subdural haematoma have been reported as a rare but nearly uniformly devastating postoperative occurrence with incidence ranges between 0,7 and 5%. The absence of a particular attention paid to such complication in literature prompted us to present this report adding our personal experience ...
Martínez-Lage Juan F - - 2008
A 3-year-old boy underwent emergency external ventricular drainage and excision of a fourth ventricle anaplastic ependymoma. A week later, the child was given a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Fourteen days after shunting, the child developed a subphrenic abscess and acute cholecystitis that required surgery. A Staphylococcus epidermidis was isolated both from the ...
Ako─člu Ertap - - 2008
Reports in the literature of retropharyngeal hematoma as a complication of anticoagulation therapy are rare. When this complication does occur, it can become life-threatening if the airway is compromised. However, no consensus exists as to which approach--intubation, tracheotomy, or conservative therapy--is best for managing the airway in these cases. We ...
Groner Abraham - - 2008
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CAMRSA) presents numerous diagnostic and therapeutic problems for the outpatient physician, including the appropriate use of antibiotics and proper counseling of families on ways to prevent household spread. Most cases of CAMRSA in children involve soft tissue and skin infection, which is precisely the type of ...
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