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Minisini A M - - 2003
The clinical characteristics of nail changes in seven patients receiving taxane-containing chemotherapy are described. They include nail pigmentation, subungual hematoma, Beau's lines and onycholysis and subungual suppuration. The incidence of such changes (ranging from 0% to 44%) is reviewed from a Medline search of the literature.
Skitarelić N - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Abscesses of the peritonsillar region are among the most common deep abscesses of the head and neck. However, cervical necrotizing fasciitis (CNF) associated with a peritonsillar abscess is an extremely rare condition, with only 12 well-documented cases described. PATIENTS: We reviewed and compared all 12 cases of CNF arising ...
Hung Kuo-Sheng - - 2002
STUDY DESIGN: A case report with a literature review is presented. OBJECTIVE: To describe and review the clinical presentations, characteristic findings from imaging studies, and treatment of traumatic spinal subdural hematoma. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma is uncommon, and only eight cases have been reported in the ...
Watanabe Atsuya - - 2002
Intracranial subdural hematoma associated with intracranial hypotension is a rare complication of dural puncture and other procedures on the dura. This report describes the case of a 25-year-old man who developed intracranial subdural hematoma after resection of a thoracic spinal cord tumor. Intracranial subdural hematoma could result in severe and ...
Keskil S - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this clinical retrospective review was to emphasize the recently observed high incidence of ventriculomegaly, a wellknown complication of brain abscesses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among twelve brain abscess cases operated on in our institution during five years, the most common surgical procedure was burr-hole aspiration applied in ...
Mandera Marek - - 2003
INTRODUCTION: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare genetic disorder. It is characterized by severe growth failure, premature aging, and very early atherosclerosis with coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease. CASE REPORT: A 10-year-old boy with HGPS was admitted to our department because of progressive deterioration after a mild head ...
Messori Anna - - 2002
A rare case of brain abscess due to Gemella morbillorum, a normal inhabitant of the oral cavity, is presented. The aim of this report is to draw the attention of radiology literature readers to this little known pathogen, which caused a potentially life-threatening condition in an immunocompetent young man, and ...
Fernandes Regina Célia de Souza Campos - - 2002
Perinephric and renal abscesses are rare in childhood, but they must be remembered in the differential diagnosis of fever and abdominal or flank pain. This paper reports three cases whose solution was found after clinical and surgical treatment. The importance of ultrasound and computerized tomography (CT) in prompt diagnosis is ...
Erdem M - - 2002
Tubo-ovarian abscess in the third trimester of pregnancy is extremely rare. In this report, an unusual case with asymptomatic tubo-ovarian abscess, diagnosed incidentally during Cesarean section performed for an obstetric indication, is presented. Unlike other reported cases, no signs or symptoms attributable to pelvic abscess throughout the pregnancy were observed ...
Marianowski Rémi - - 2002
Concha bullosa is the most common anatomic variant of the middle turbinate and remains usually asymptomatic. We report a case of concha bullosa pyocele with a subdural empyema in a 11-year-old girl presenting with a subcutaneous tumefaction without neurologic deficit. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a subdural empyema ...
Zahraa Jihad N - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: Acute retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess is a rare but serious disease in children. We reviewed our experience highlighting some of the unusual features of our cases. METHODS: Medical records of children less than 12-years-old who were admitted to King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, over a ...
Dye Teresa L - - 2002
A new technique using the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for the treatment of aural hematomas is described. The laser is used to make an incision into the hematoma to allow for evacuation of the blood, and then multiple, small incisions are made over the surface of the hematoma to stimulate ...
Kardash Kenneth - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: We present a case of new-onset seizures in a parturient who received an epidural blood patch (EBP) in the presence of an undiagnosed cerebral subdural hematoma. We review the relevant literature and examine the implications for management. CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old parturient developed symptoms of postdural puncture headache 16 ...
Zaidat Osama O - - 2002
A case is reported of a 57-year-old man with sudden development of nontraumatic left-sided otalgia without any localizing features on otolaryngologic or neurologic examinations. The condition persisted despite empirical antibiotic therapy and simple analgesics. A subsequent computed tomography of the head revealed a subacute left frontoparietal subdural hematoma that was ...
Stendel R - - 2002
INTRODUCTION: Chronic subdural haematomas of the posterior fossa in adults without a history of trauma are very rare. To our knowledge, only 15 cases have so far been reported in the literature, including those with anticoagulation therapy. A case of spontaneous bilateral infratentorial chronic subdural haematoma associated with anticoagulation therapy ...
Lau Beng-Huat - - 2002
A nine-year-old girl who developed life threatening hemobilia after blunt abdominal trauma was successfully managed by embolization of the hepatic artery aneurysm. However, biliary fistula persisted and subcapsular liver abscess occurred after the endoscopic sphincterotomy and the placement of a nasobiliary drain for bile leakage. Debridement of the abscess and ...
Miyara Takayuki - - 2002
We describe two cases of lung abscess caused by Legionella pneumophila in immunocompromised patients. The first case had been treated initially with 60 mg prednisolone for ulcerative colitis, and L. pneumophila serogroup 1 was isolated from sputum samples after cavitation of the lung lesion. The second case was diagnosed as ...
Singh Niten - - 2002
Tropical pyomyositis is a suppurative infectious disease of skeletal muscles. The most common causative organism is Staphylococcus aureus. Penicillin-resistant strains are frequently encountered. Abscesses may develop in muscle groups or body cavities remotely located from one another. We report a case of tropical pyomyositis presenting as a suppurative process in ...
Bittencourt Achiléa L - - 2002
We present the first case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cyphellophora pluriseptata, a fungus described in 1986 by DeVries. The patient was apparently healthy and presented an extensive infiltration of the left ear simulating borderline leprosy. Microscopically a heavy infiltration of lymphocytes admixed with multinucleated giant cells in the dermis ...
McAdam Laura C - - 2002
Tumefactive demyelinating lesions may be misdiagnosed as brain neoplasms or abscesses. In this paper, we present four cases of pediatric tumefactive demyelination. Twelve cases of pediatric tumefactive demyelination previously reported in the English literature are also summarized. We describe the neuroimaging characteristics and clinical presentation of tumefactive demyelination and how ...
Chadwick D R - - 2002
A variety of neurological manifestations of infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei have been described including cerebral abscesses, which are a well-recognized form of neurological melioidosis. The optimal antibiotic therapy for this condition has not been defined; however, combinations of intravenous antibiotics are frequently used in the early stages. Five cases of ...
Vagiakou-Voudris Eleni - - 2002
Leuconostoc species, which are members of the family Streptococcacae, have only recently been recognized as potential pathogens. We describe a patient with type II diabetes mellitus who had multiple liver abscesses associated with bacteremia due to Leuconostoc lactis. To our knowledge, this is the first case of this association to ...
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ABSTRACT A GRAPHIC GLIMPSE AT THE BAD OLD DAYS. Reviewed by Mary Eichbauer. A DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION. Edited by Jeffrey Merrick and Bryant T. Ragan, Jr. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Reviewed by Mary Eichbauer. A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS. Reviewed by Marcia Hill. THE LESBIAN AND GAY GUIDE TO ...
Ampofo K - - 2001
Plesiomonas shigelloides is a rare cause of self-limiting gastroenteritis. We report a case of extraintestinal P. shigelloides infection in an adolescent with sickle-cell disease who presented with bacteremia complicated by a splenic abscess. Despite the high mortality rate reported in extraintestinal P. shigelloides infection, the patient survived after drainage of ...
Yang D M - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the capability of clinical, gray-scale sonographic, and color Doppler sonographic features for differentiating tuberculous and pyogenic epididymal abscesses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed in 10 cases of tuberculous epididymal abscess and in 13 cases of pyogenic epididymal abscess. The ...
Marioni G - - 2001
The introduction of antibiotics in the treatment of suppurative otitis media has significantly decreased the incidence of complications. Reports of Bezold's abscess secondary to this disorder are rare, particularly in infants and young children, in whom mastoid bone pneumatization is not yet complete. We present a case of Bezold's abscess ...
Golioto M - - 2001
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a group of hereditary disorders of impaired intracellular destruction of phagocytosed bacteria. Gastrointestinal manifestations are present, with hepatic abscess being the most common. In this case report, we present an adult with CGD with esophageal involvement, which has been described in only one other adult. ...
Huang C R - - 2001
Serratia marcescens is a rare pathogen of adult central nervous system (CNS) infection. We report on the clinical features and therapeutic outcomes of two adult patients with such infections. The clinical characteristics of 13 other reported adult cases are also included for analysis. The 15 cases were nine males and ...
Rozmanić V - - 2001
We report the case of a neonate with selective IgA deficiency and multiple brain abscesses diagnosed with sonography. Brain sonography revealed multiple abscesses in the left hemisphere; the abscesses ranged from 10 to 20 mm. Cultures obtained from the cerebrospinal fluid and blood were positive for Proteus mirabilis. The neonate ...
Bates C M - - 2001
A case history is described of an HIV-seropositive man who presented with a swelling on the right cheek and a history of disseminated molluscum contagiosum. Electron microscopy of the abscess aspirate showed pox virions indicative of molluscum contagiosum. This is an unusual presentation of molluscum contagiosum and the authors review ...
Siqueira J F JF - - 2001
A 16S rDNA-directed polymerase chain reaction method was used to assess the occurrence of four black-pigmented anaerobic rods in root canal infections. Samples were obtained from 54 infected teeth. Ten cases were diagnosed as acute periradicular abscesses. DNA was extracted from the samples and analyzed using a polymerase chain reaction-based ...
Wang S Y - - 2001
Peliosis hepatis is a rare entity that can affect children and cause fatal hepatic hemorrhage or hepatic failure. Radiographic findings are nonspecific and can resemble other hepatic pathologies such as cysts, abscesses, metastases, and hemangiomatosis. Peliosis hepatis can resolve spontaneously or by withdrawal of inciting medications. Certain cases may require ...
Chang T N - - 2001
The authors report a case of a ruptured retrocecal appendix presenting with pylephlebitis, portal-mesenteric thrombosis, and multiple liver abscesses in an 8-year-old boy. A right hemicolectomy was performed, and liver abscesses were drained. The patient was treated with long-term antibiotics and anticoagulation. This the only case of perforated appendicitis associated ...
Hill J S - - 2001
A case is described in which a parturient developed a Staphylococcus aureus paraspinal abscess following epidural analgesia in labour. We compared this case with other reported cases of paraspinal abscesses in obstetric patients. The presentation, diagnosis and management of these cases were reviewed. Anaesthetists need to be aware that non-spinal-epidural ...
Wilkinson C C - - 2001
Rarely, chronic subdural hematomas (CSDH) will present with symptoms mimicking transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). We report the case of an elderly man who presented with intermittent numbness and weakness of his left upper extremity typical of symptoms arising from a right sensorimotor cortex TIA. He was treated with empiric antiplatelet ...
Sheu J N - - 2001
Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) of the lung is an uncommon anomaly of fetal development of terminal respiratory structures. Patients with CCAM may present either in the newborn with progressive respiratory distress, or in older children with recurrent pulmonary infections. Lung abscess is an extremely rare presentation. Herein we report ...
Pirouzmand F - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Traumatic retroperitoneal hematoma in the iliacus muscle is an unusual but potentially serious cause of femoral compression neuropathy. CASE REPORT: We describe the clinical, imaging, and management features of a case of traumatic iliacus retroperitoneal hematoma with delayed manifestation of femoral neuropathy. DISCUSSION: The anatomical substrate for hematoma formation ...
Fitoz S - - 2001
Tuberculous psoas abscesses, a well-known sequel of tuberculous spondylitis, very rarely develop without concomitant spinal involvement. We report a unique case where a psoas abscess was secondary to retroperitoneal tuberculous lymphadenopathy in a 13-year-old boy who had no demonstrable findings of spinal tuberculosis. Computed tomography showed an obvious communication between ...
Cosme A - - 2001
Brucellar hepatic abscesses are rare; to our knowledge, only 41 cases have been described in the literature. We report the case of a 29-year-old Spanish woman who was hospitalized because of fever, weakness, and weight loss. Abdominal sonography showed a hypoechoic lesion with central calcification. Brucella spp. were not isolated ...
Balkan M E - - 2001
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a highly fatal disease and as infection spreads along deep cervical planes into the mediastinum, widespread cellulitis, necrosis, abscess formation, and sepsis may occur. Early diagnosis is crucial for starting aggressive treatment without delay. Cervicothoracic computed tomography (CT) scanning may be useful for early diagnosis ...
Kaul V - - 2001
Psoas abscess is an uncommon condition and, contrary to traditional teaching, tends to be of non-tuberculous aetiology in developed countries. Diagnosis can be delayed since presenting features are non-specific and in many instances misleading, necessitating a high degree of clinical suspicion and early resort to cross-sectional imaging using CT or ...
Tsui E Y - - 2000
We report a case of a 54-year-old man who had documented traumatic acute subdural hematoma. He suffered from a transient episode of confusion and a follow-up CT scan of brain 6 h after the initial scan showed resolution and redistribution of the subdural hematoma. In this case report, we review ...
Dib M - - 2000
Ilio-psoas abscess is rare in neonates and is usually treated by surgical drainage. We report two cases of ilio-psoas abscess in 15- and 21-day-old infants successfully treated by US-guided percutaneous drainage as a supplement to antibiotic therapy. Clinical improvement was observed within 24-48 h of drainage and subsequent imaging demonstrated ...
Püspök A - - 2000
Liver abscess is the most common extra-intestinal manifestation of invasive amoebiasis. Perforation of the abscess is a potential life-threatening complication. We report a case where perforation into the stomach was successfully managed conservatively. The initial diagnosis in this case was made by gastroscopy and biopsy. To our knowledge, only five ...
Henderson J M - - 2000
Several methods have been described in the literature for the management of acute auricular hematoma. Herein, we review the pathogenesis of auricular hematoma, describe the various treatment modalities, and report a case in which a thermoplastic splint was used to prevent recurrence of hematoma in a patient with immune thrombocytopenic ...
Myssiorek D - - 2000
Vocal fold paralysis as a result of a thyroid abscess is extremely rare. In this article, we report only the second documented case of such a finding. The paralysis was discovered after our patient, a 40-year-old woman, had come to the office with a complaint of discomfort in the right ...
Dokucu A I - - 2000
Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) is a very rare pathology in childhood and to date only few pediatric cases have been reported in literature. Herein we report on a case of ZD with cervical abscess formation and oral purulent drainage in a 6-year old girl with severe malnutrition. Diverticulectomy was performed as ...
Mayhew K M KM Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, - - 2000
Liver abscesses are the most common manifestation of extraintestinal infection by Entamoeba histolytica. Involvement of other sites, including the peritoneum, pericardium, brain, or genitourinary tract, is unusual. We describe a case of inguinal necrotizing lymphadenitis caused by E histolytica. Our patient responded well to surgical drainage, metronidazole, and paramomycin therapy. ...
Chuang L H - - 2000
A young alcoholic and heavy smoker was admitted because of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia. The abdominal and pelvic computed tomography with enhancement revealed an abscess in the right prostate. He experienced blurred vision of his left eye on the third day during admission. Initial ocular examination revealed mild reaction in the ...
Hamid D - - 2000
Pelvic actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous suppurative disease caused by an anaerobic Gram positive organism Actinomyces israelii usually associated with intra-uterine devices. Pelvic actinomycosis can mimick pelvic or intra-abdominal malignancy leading to mutilating surgical exeresis. We present a pelvic actinomycosis secondary to long-standing intra-uterine device use in a 50-year old ...
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