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Gelalis Ioannis D - - 2011
Traumatic pneumorrhachis (PR) is a rare entity, consisting of air within the spinal canal. It can be classified as epidural or subarachnoid, identifying the anatomical space where the air is located, and is associated with different etiologies, pathology, and treatments. To conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature focused ...
Pan Jie - - 2011
Study Design. Case report and review of the literature.Objective. To report two additional cases with intradural cervical herniation and review the pertinent literature.Summary of Background Data. Intradural cervical disc herniation is rare and a total of 22 cases were reported in 2007. In searching the world literature on this topic, ...
Berhouma Moncef - - 2011
Spinal subdural hematomas (SSDH) are rare lesions occurring in association with a wide variety of conditions, including anticoagulation, coagulation disorders, spinal anesthesia, lumbar puncture, spinal tumors and vascular malformations. SSDH resulting from trauma are the exception. We present a 62-year-old woman with a rare post-traumatic focal SSDH at C1 with ...
Ramakonar H H - - 2011
Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis to the conus medullaris is very rare. We report a 44-year-old woman with an intra-axial conus medullaris metastasis from periurethral adenocarcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature. We also discuss the clinical features, possible pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment options for intramedullary ...
Olson Douglas P - - 2011
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is responsible for a broad range of infections. We report the case of a 46-year-old gentleman with a history of untreated, uncomplicated Hepatitis C who presented with a 2-month history of back pain and was found to have abscesses in his psoas and right paraspinal ...
Abd-Rashid R - - 2011
Orbital myositis in children is uncommon. Recurrence is a major challenge in management. An 11-year-old Malay girl who presented with bilateral orbital myositis with recurrent attacks of diplopia is reported.
Benninger Cathy - - 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vocal cord dysfunction can occur independently or can co-exist with asthma. It often mimics asthma in presentation and can be challenging to diagnose, particularly in those with known asthma. Vocal cord dysfunction remains under-recognized, which may result in unnecessary adjustments to asthma medicines and increased patient morbidity. ...
Santos Saulo Ellery - - 2011
The mandibular buccal bifurcation cyst is a cystic lesion occurring on the buccal surface of the permanent mandibular first molar in 6- to 8-year-old children. The purpose of this article was to present a case report of an 8-year-old with a radiolucent area on the permanent mandibular left first molar, ...
Kumaran Sunitha P - - 2011
Spontaneous pneumorrhachis, non-traumatic, non-iatrogenic air within the spinal canal, is a very rare occurrence. We report a case of spontaneous pneumorrhachis, multiple air pockets in the epidural space, with vacuum discs and spndylolisthesis. Probably this is the first report of such case.
Benny Benoy V - - 2011
Vascular etiologies are a significant source of radiculopathy. The entities that are reviewed here include epidural spinal hematoma, subdural spinal hematoma, spinal arteriovenous malformation, vertebral hemangioma, spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma, vertebral artery anomalies (both tortuosity and dissection), aortic aneurysm, hemorrhagic synovial cysts, ligamentum flavum hematoma, and venous varices. The incidence, ...
Boxberger N R - - 2011
The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is an uncommon odontogenic tumor occurring in childhood with limited reported data on recurrence. The purpose of this AFO study was to review its clinicopathologic features, investigate treatment modalities and establish a recurrence rate. The clinicopathologic features of 12 new cases of AFO were analyzed and ...
Maeda M - - 2011
A 47-year-old woman was diagnosed with extragenital mullerian adenosarcoma with sarcomatous overgrowth. One month after her initial surgery, the patient developed pelvic recurrence, which was completely excised by surgery. However, one month later, the patient developed further recurrences in her pelvis and upper abdomen. A clinical complete response was achieved ...
Abdel-Mannan Omar - - 2011
Acute spinal cord ischemia syndrome is a rare condition comprising a small fraction of neurovascular accidents, the majority of which occur within the cerebral circulation. The circulation of the spinal cord has several unique features that determine the clinical presentation. In this case of a 67-year-old Caucasian man who came ...
Alsan Cetin I - - 2011
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the Bartholin's gland is a rare malignancy of the female genital tract. Seventy-nine cases have been reported in the literature. A 40-year-old women presented to our clinic with twice locally recurrent ACC of Bartholin's gland of the left vulva despite hemivulvectomy. Adjuvant radiotherapy was delivered ...
Limongi Juliana Arruda Godoy JA Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - HC-UFPE, - - 2011
Spinal anesthesia is an integral part of the daily routine of countless anesthesiologists. It is considered to be a safe procedure, although some complications related to this technique, among them the most feared is cardiopulmonary arrest (cardiac arrest, CA), do exist. The real incidence of CA related to spinal anesthesia, ...
Leininger Brent - - 2011
In this systematic review, we present a comprehensive and up-to-date systematic review of the literature as it relates to the efficacy and effectiveness of spinal manipulation or mobilization in the management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar-related extremity pain. There is moderate quality evidence that spinal manipulation is effective for the ...
Kolli S - - 2010
Study design:Case reportBackground/objective:Myasthenia gravis (MG) complicating spinal cord injury (SCI) is extremely rare. We report a patient with SCI developing MG leading to death. There are no similar articles at present on literature search.Case report:A 54-year-old man, paralysed at the T12 level (ASIA A) for 40 years, was admitted for ...
Mortazavi Martin M - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: There are significant differences between the propensity of neural regeneration between the central and peripheral nervous systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following a review of the literature, we describe the role of growth factors, guiding factors, and neurite outgrowth inhibitors in the physiology and development of the nervous system as ...
Manzari L - - 2010
Multiple semicircular canal dehiscences are clinical entities characterised by vestibular and cochlear symptoms induced by enhanced sensitivity of labyrinthine receptors due to a multiple bone defect of the otic capsule. The case is presented of a 38-year-old male with bilateral posterior semicircular canal dehiscence associated with unilateral (right) superior semicircular ...
Tsai Cheng-Yu - - 2011
Extraventricular neurocytoma (EVN) in the spinal cord is extremely rare and only 15 cases have been reported in the English literature. Fourteen cases presented as an intramedullary lesion with spinal cord enlargement in cervico-thoracic segment and one case presented as an extramedullary lesion originating from cauda equina. Herein, we report ...
Eap C - - 2011
Osteochondromas are usually benign bone tumors found on the metaphysis of long bones. These tumors are rarely located on the spine especially at cervical level. This report presents the case of a 23-year-old man who had previously developed tetraparesis at the age of 13 after infectious myelitis. Recent severe clinical ...
Al Omari Wafa - - 2011
To report a case of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) with a utero-ovarian inguinal hernia, and to present a review of the pertinent literature. Case report and literature review. Hospital clinic. A 31-year-old married woman. Ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, intravenous pyelography, hormone analysis, peripheral karyotyping, ovarian biopsy, repositioning of the uterus, fallopian ...
Kozlow Jeffrey H - - 2010
Symptomatic forearm hernias are troublesome conditions infrequently presented in the literature. We describe a novel approach using cadaveric acellular dermal matrix in an inlay technique to restore fascia integrity. In 2 patients who perform heavy labor, this technique resolved their hernia-related symptoms and allowed them to resume work activities.
Vega Yatzmellie - - 2010
Spigelian hernias occur through a defect in the anterior abdominal wall adjacent to the semilunar line and lateral to the abdominal rectus. Spigelian hernias are rare regardless of the patient's age and even uncommon in the pediatric population. We report a 9-year-old male patient who presented with a bulging at ...
Lim Byung Chan - - 2010
Cysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection affecting the central nervous system. Spinal neurocysticercosis (NCC) is very rare compared with intracranial NCC and requires more aggressive management because these lesions are poorly tolerated. The authors report a case of intradural extramedullary cysticercosis of the entire level of spine with review ...
Cesar D - - 2012
Back lumbar hernia is a rare abdominal wall defect that usually presents spontaneously after trauma or lumbar surgery or, less frequently, during infancy (congenital). Few reports have been published in the literature describing primary lumbar hernia. A general surgeon will have the opportunity to repair only one or a few ...
Mohamadi Afshin - - 2010
Despite advances in imaging techniques, the detection of retained wooden foreign bodies remains a difficult and challenging task. The detection of wood is especially important because it may serve as a nidus for superimposed infection. The initial examination may mimic malignancy. We report a rare case of retained wooden foreign ...
Singal Rikki - - 2012
We came across three rare cases of incarcerated hernia, with different presentations. The first case was an elderly female, who presented with an incarcerated incisional hernia on the right lower iliac region diagnosed on contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT); the contents were the small bowel and the perforated tip of ...
Kumar A - - 2012
The causes for internal hernias can be broadly classified as congenital or acquired, the latter being caused by post surgical or traumatic defects. An internal hernia following nephrectomy is a relatively rare occurrence. A nephrectomy via the transperitoneal approach has complications which are common to any abdominal surgery, as well ...
Aggarwal G - - 2012
The herniation of abdominal contents through a diaphragmatic and chest wall rent has been uncommonly reported in literature. Also known as a transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia (TDIH) or intercostal pleuroperitoneal hernia, it occurs when the disruption of diaphragmatic or intercostal muscles leads to an acquired herniation of abdominal contents. It is ...
Haino Kazufumi - - 2011
Morgagni hernia is an extremely rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Only 6 cases of this condition have been reported in the English literature, as diagnosed prenatally. The prognosis of the disease is determined by the severity of the pulmonary hypoplasia and associated anomalies. Here we report a case of ...
Patil Sowmya Naveen - - 2010
Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck is a very rare condition in females. The processus vaginalis within the inguinal canal forms "the canal of Nuck" in females, homologous to the processus vaginalis in males. Failure of obliteration of the processus vaginalis results in either a direct or an indirect inguinal ...
Henrotay J - - 2010
Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH) is a rare type of hernia that occurs after an impact of the abdominal wall against a blunt object. The first case described was reported in 1906 and ever since, 46 cases have been reported. CT scan is mandatory in the diagnosis of TAWH but ...
Kumar Niraj - - 2010
Spinal cord injury is an uncommon complication of post epidural lumbar anesthesia with acute and delayed progressive neurological complications described. Few cases of post spinal anaesthesia syrinx formation have been reported in literature. We report an interesting case of focal myelomalacia with syrinx formation occurring post lumbar anesthesia in a ...
McLemore Jerri - - 2010
The authors present a case of a deceased man with numerous subcutaneous nodules identified as foreign bodies on radiographic films. The foreign bodies were gemstones inserted underneath the skin as a form of holistic medicine. The X-ray findings of this case and a review of the literature for similar subcutaneously ...
Tavargeri Anand K - - 2010
Foreign bodies impaled or stuck in the oral cavity have been reported in literature. The purpose of this case report is to document an embedded foreign object in the maxillary tuberosity region of a 6-month-old baby, mimicking features of a tumor leading to a diagnostic dilemma. This report cautions the ...
Luo Zhonghui - - 2010
PURPOSE: To review the findings of dilated fundus examinations (DFEs) in patients with the diagnosis of corneal metal foreign body (CMFB) and to assess the likelihood of concomitant intraocular foreign body (IOFB) in this clinical setting. DESIGN: Retrospective, case review series. PARTICIPANTS: All 288 cases with a new diagnosis of ...
Chute Dennis J - - 2010
As part of a review of substance abuse deaths in Dutchess County, New York, the Dutchess County Medical Examiner's Office identified 3 cases of angiocentric systemic foreign-body granulomatosis discovered at autopsy. Our investigation disclosed that in all 3 cases patients surreptitiously injected crushed oral prescription medication. Of the patients, 2 ...
Cali┼čkan Cemil - - 2010
Foreign bodies in the rectum are a rare clinical condition that should be noted. The most frequently encountered cause is erotic activity. The first goal of the therapy is extraction of the foreign body using the simplest method possible while protecting the integrity of the intestine. Many instruments and methods ...
Pabari Amit - - 2011
Non-absorbable sutures are routinely used in flexor tendon repair. Silicone coated sutures are known to cause intense granuloma formation, and Ticron is well known to cause such late foreign body type reactions. We report a case of palmar granuloma following flexor tendon repair using Ticron. Although commonly used in flexor ...
Goonetilleke Kolitha - - 2010
We present a case of a giant inguinoscrotal hernia. The patient presented with acute renal failure secondary to obstructive uropathy caused by a large inguinoscrotal hernia. It was treated by reduction of its contents through a right transverse abdominal incision below the arcuate line. The hernial sac contained loops of ...
van Bemmel A J M - - 2011
A rare case of abdominal trauma, a handlebar hernia, is described, as well as a review of the pertinent literature. A 7-year-old boy presented to our emergency room after sustaining blunt force to the abdomen; he fell on the handlebar of his bicycle. Immediately after the accident, a bulge was ...
Guidera Alice K - - 2010
AIM: To present four cases of button battery nasal foreign bodies that were referred to an otolaryngology department over a 6-month period. METHODS: Four cases are presented and discussed with a review of current literature. RESULTS: Four children aged 2-4 years who were referred to an otolaryngology department over about ...
Pietsch Ullrich - - 2010
A report on the establishment of the European Synchrotron User Organization (ESUO), a body representing the interests of synchrotron radiation users across Europe.
Cawich Shamir O - - 2010
Body packing is one method of smuggling cannabis across international borders. The practice is prevalent in Jamaica. There has been one reported death from this practice in medical literature. We report a second fatal case of cannabis body packing, reinforcing the dangerous nature of this practice.
Vercruyssen M - - 2010
The presence of foreign bodies inserted into the rectum is not an uncommon situation. Precise guidelines for the management and extraction of these foreign bodies are not frequently described in the literature. Anal access, whether endoscopic or surgical, varies depending on the type of foreign bodies, their size and morphology, ...
Gomes R - - 2011
Internal hernia may be either congenital or acquired. Its incidence has been reported to be 1-2%. Internal hernia is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction with a reported incidence of 0.2-0.9%. The herniation may lead to a variable degree of vascular compromise to the herniated bowel. We report a ...
Thapa Chettri S - - 2010
Foreign body ingestion is not an uncommon problem in children. They can ingest various foreign objects and one of such objects is a safety pin. The ingestion of such foreign body is not widely reported in the literature. This case highlights the risk of accidental ingestion of safety pin used ...
Ielpo B - - 2011
Giant pseudocyst is a rare complication of incisional hernia repairs whose etiology and incidence remains unknown. We have reviewed all cases of abdominal incisional hernia repair in our abdominal wall unit since its creation 6 years ago. Pseudocyst formation was observed in seven cases out of 871 incisional hernia repair operations. ...
Hohman Marc H - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: We review the literature on the migration of ingested foreign bodies into the thyroid gland to analyze trends in patient presentation, evaluation, and management. Additionally, we present a case of an intrathyroidal foreign body from our own experience. METHODS: We searched the Medline database using key words "foreign bodies" ...
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