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Kim Nahmah - - 2008
We present a case of a 7-week-old female with a 3-week history of progressively worsening stridor who was admitted to rule out a congenital anomaly in the airway or vasculature. After 3 different imaging modalities, we discovered an esophageal foreign body causing esophagitis and proximal airway compression.Young infants with symptoms ...
Boughammoura-Bouatay A - - 2008
We describe the case of a 70-year-old woman, with type 1 diabetes mellitus, who suddenly developed a movement disorder on the left side of her body that rapidly extended to the right side, evoking biballism. There was no facial involvement and no vascular lesions on cerebral MRI but non-ketotic hyperglycaemia ...
Ryu C H - - 2008
Most metallic foreign bodies are inert, but they can cause chronic inflammatory reactions and be a source of infection. Identification and removal of foreign bodies from wounds is often necessary. The present report describes two cases of a foreign body embedded in the external nose. Each case was successfully treated ...
Pruthi Sumit - - 2009
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is an idiopathic condition affecting the articular epiphysis. Initially described in the knee, this entity affects several other parts of the body such as the talar dome, tarsal navicular, and femoral capital epiphysis. OCD of the elbow primarily involves the capitellum. OCD involving the trochlea has rarely ...
Sudhakar Praharaju Janaki - - 2008
A one-and-a-half year old boy who presented with a cough, irritability, and refusal of food was found to have an impacted foreign body in his upper esophagus. We present the radiologic findings of the foreign body (a button battery) impacted in the upper esophagus and its complications; namely, mediastinitis and ...
Tycast James F - - 2008
Amyand's hernia is a rare hernia in which an incarcerated or perforated appendix is found in the right inguinal canal. This case report looks at the clinical presentation, the modalities for preoperative evaluation, and finally a combined approach of laparoscopic appendectomy and open repair of the hernia. To our knowledge, ...
Hartin Charles W CW - - 2008
Foreign body-induced appendicitis is a rare but well-known entity. This condition was discovered during the first appendectomy performed almost 275 years ago. For the pediatric surgeon, evaluation of a patient for swallowed foreign bodies is common, and most foreign bodies traverse the gastrointestinal tract without incident. However, when the foreign ...
Höer Jörg - - 2008
A rising number of patients require relaparotomy after implantation of mesh materials for incisional hernia (IH) repair. No published recommendation concerning how to close the incision in a surgical mesh exists. We describe a central IH recurrence through a partly absorbable mesh positioned in the retromuscular plane 16 months after ...
Yadav R P - - 2008
Pediatric femoral hernias account for less than 1% of all groin hernias. Pediatric femoral hernias are rather uncommon more so in males, often overlooked, misdiagnosed and treated as inguinal hernia. Femoral hernia masquerading as inguinal hernia in a seven year old male is reported along with review of relevant literature.
Terzi Alberto - - 2008
Symptomatic cases of Bochdalek's hernia (BH) are uncommon in adults; symptoms arise only due to complications. Most of symptomatic cases are related to a left-sided hernia. Right colon herniation in adults has never been reported. We present a case of a 70-year-old woman with right BH-containing colon. The patient was ...
Loukas Marios - - 2008
Vincent Alexander Bochdalek, Czech anatomist and professor, was one of the pioneers in describing congenital diaphragmatic hernias in newborns. Interestingly, there is very little in the literature and almost nothing in the English literature regarding this important medical figure. A dedicated individual, Bochdalek had great perseverance, which allowed him to ...
Adoga A A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Foreign body removal in children is very common in the daily routine of an otolaryngologist but reports of oronasal foreign bodies and their management are rare. METHOD: The case note of a 5-year-old female child presenting with an oronasal foreign body following a domestic accident was retrieved and studied ...
Akin Murat - - 2008
Meckel diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract that is generally asymptomatic and only manifests in a specific way when complications exist. An unusual complication of MD is known as Littre hernia. It comprises less than 1% of all MD. Littre hernia is the protrusion ...
Duerinckx Joris F H - - 2008
Synovitis secondary to penetrating plant thorn injuries is not frequently reported. Historically, it is considered aseptic and treated with removal of the intraarticular foreign body and affected synovial lining. We report a 57-year-old healthy man who was admitted 2 weeks after being injured by a rose (Rosacea) thorn with subacute ...
Stimec Bojan V - - 2008
This paper reports on a case of an omental diaphragmatic hernia revealed during routine anatomical dissection of an obese 85-year-old male with plethoric appearance of the upper body. The hernial mass, with a size of 12 cm x 9 cm, was detected in the anterior mediastinum. It had a long ...
Reynolds Matthew R - - 2008
The authors present the case of a 3-year-old child with Kleeblattschädel, or cloverleaf skull deformity, and a Chiari malformation Type I who developed an ossified pseudomeningocele after posterior fossa decompression. To their knowledge, this is the first report of a postoperative ossified pseudomeningocele in a patient with Kleeblattschädel and the ...
Nazni W A - - 2008
Piophila casei (Linnaeus) (Diptera: Piophilidae) is reported from human cadavers in two separate forensic cases for the first time in Malaysia. Both bodies were found indoors. The first case, was that of a male of unknown nationality and age and also contained maggots of the muscid Ophyra spinigera (Stein). The ...
Haley Mary Jo - - 2008
Polyorchidism is a rare diagnosis. When recovered, it is frequently found in combination with other urologic pathologies. We report the case of a 14-month-old child with imperforate anus who was found to have polyorchia during repair of his inguinal hernia. Although cryptorchidism is not an uncommon finding in patients with ...
Dumser Thomas K - - 2008
Forensic taphonomy in the marine context recently received growing attention. However, only limited information is available about the fate of human bodies at greater sea depth. Following two fatal aircraft accidents (west of Namibia, south of Sicily) human remains were recovered from a depth of 540-580 m (both cases) after ...
Silberstein Jonathan - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Penile constriction devices often present significant challenges to urologic surgeons. Failure to remove such devices can lead to significant ischemia and loss of tissue. Patients often present after several days of ischemia and swelling have developed. AIM: This article reviews previously published data on penile constriction devices and strategies ...
Morgan Heidi - - 2008
Obesity is becoming more common in the United States, affecting > or = 30% of adults aged 20 years and older. Obesity (body mass index 30) is ranked second only to tobacco use as a preventable cause of death in the United States. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is being performed ...
Kochakarn Wachira - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Foreign bodies in the female urinary bladder may occur by self-insertion or migration from adjacent organs. The most common reason for this is sexual in nature, but hygienic behaviour and attempts to relieve voiding problems have been reported. Only small case series were found in the literature devoted to ...
Cano-Maldonado A J - - 2009
Lung and spigelian hernia are both extremely rare diseases, and their combined and simultaneous appearance in the same patient, causing the small bowel to shift from the abdomen towards the thorax external to the ribcage is even more unusual. Here, we report such a case, supported by comprehensive iconography and ...
Baynam Gareth - - 2008
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is characterized by facial dysmorphism; hirsutism; internal organ anomalies, including diaphragmatic hernia, and limb defects. While causative mutations in three genes have been identified the etiology of a significant number of cases remains unknown. We report on a child with an 8p23.1 deletion with features ...
Whelan-Johnson S - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the importance of two radiological views in the assessment of oesophageal foreign bodies. CASE REPORT: The case of a child with multiple oesophageal foreign bodies appearing as a single object on an antero-posterior chest radiograph is used to illustrate the need for two radiological views in the ...
Armstrong Myrna L - - 2008
PURPOSE: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare but dangerous complication of tattooing and body piercing in adolescents and young adults 15-30 years of age, with and without congenital heart disease (CHD). Because body art, including tattooing and piercing, is increasing and IE cases continue to be reported in the literature, ...
Numano─člu K V - - 2008
The accumulation of undigested foreign bodies or nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract forming a conglomeration is called a bezoar. Bezoars are referred to according to the foreign bodies that constitute their core: phytobezoar (fibres or seeds of vegetables and fruits); trichobezoar (hair); lactobezoar (remnants of milk) and lithobezoar (rock or ...
Glazer Alan - - 2008
Esophagitis and esophageal strictures are relatively uncommon but significant diseases in companion animals. Often, an esophageal disorder is suspected on the animal's medical history and clinical signs. Esophagitis and acquired esophageal strictures are caused by prolonged contact of caustic substances or foreign bodies with the esophageal lining, leading to mucosal ...
Allen, Gerald R
The genus Paracheilinus Fourmanoir, previously known from a single specimen collected in the Red Sea, is reviewed and a new species is described from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Paracheilinus, which was not adequately defined when introduced by Fourmanoir, is a member of the labrid subfamily Cheilininae, which also ...
Malik Arshad M - - 2008
Ingestion of foreign bodies is not an uncommon problem in our society. The patients usually ingest different types of foreign bodies either accidentally or deliberately. Rare in children but adults are not uncommonly affected and are either psychiatric patients or ingest foreign bodies accidentally. Life threatening complications may occur at ...
Jordan Matthew T - - 2010
Angioedema remains a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor use. Most presentations involve edema of the tongue or oral pharynx. However, in recent years, a visceral form involving the gastrointestinal tract also has been described. We present the case of a rare presentation of esophageal and ...
Swartz Karin - - 2008
STUDY DESIGN: A case report and literature review of Kümmell's disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe a case that meets modern criteria for Kümmell's disease and discuss the literature on this. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Over 100 years ago, Hermann Kümmell described a condition in which patients sustained a "trivial" trauma, had ...
Ahmad Rashidi - - 2008
Bleeding as the result of a leech in the male urethra is very rare. We describe a 13-year-old boy who had a leech in his urethra. In the emergency department he persistently squeezed his penis in an attempt to prevent the leech from going deeper into his urethra. Manual removal ...
Jain Krishan Kumar - - 2008
Morgagni hernia is an uncommon type of congenital hernia that is rarely diagnosed antenatally. Herniation of the liver into the fluid-filled pericardial sac resulting in a thoracic mass is a particularly rare form of Morgagni hernia; only 3 cases have been reported in the literature, all with a diagnosis made ...
Velásquez-López Juan G - - 2008
Hernias through the obturator foramen are rare and are difficult to diagnose. They usually appear in elderly women, have an atypical presentation, and are associated with high mortality. The most frequently compromised organ is the small bowel. Hernias that involve the small bowel are often associated with intestinal obstruction and ...
Klingberg S - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To identify and describe characteristics of the bias of reported energy intake of participants in the Gothenburg Osteoporosis and Obesity Determinants (GOOD) study. DESIGN: A validated diet history with a detailed questionnaire and an interview was used. Body fat was analysed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. The ratio of energy ...
Tatli Duygu - - 2008
Transverse testicular ectopia is rarely associated with incarcerated inguinal hernia. A 14-month-old male complaint of irreducible inguinal hernia due to transverse testicular ectopia is reported. The clinical and operative findings and treatment options are discussed. It is thought that surgeons who frequently repair inguinal hernias should be aware of the ...
Khan Shakeeb A - - 2008
This case report shows that Munchausen's syndrome can present as rectal foreign body insertion. Although the presentation of rectal foreign bodies has frequently been described in the medical literature, the insertion of foreign bodies into the rectum for reasons other than sexual gratification has rarely been considered. A 30 year ...
Efthimiou Ioannis - - 2008
Application of constricting devices on the external male genitalia for increasing sexual performance is an unusual practice that can potentially lead to penile strangulation with severe consequences. In this case report we describe a case of a 48 year old male who presented in our hospital with a steel ring ...
Huang Chun-Ta - - 2008
A tracheobronchial foreign body is a rarely mentioned cause of massive hemoptysis. Although an aspirated toothpick is a well-known cause of traumatic injury to the respiratory tract, a similar device called a dental floss pick, which is much larger than a toothpick, has never been described as a tracheobronchial foreign ...
Wiszniewski Marcin - - 2008
In literature, the reports on femoral hernia with acute appendicitis are scarce. It is mostly encounter in elderly women than men patients. Due to the scarcity of reported cases, no standard treatment is defined. We report a case of acute appendicitis in femoral hernia in middle-aged man. The main symptoms ...
Cho Han Jin - - 2007
Although most ingested foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract spontaneously, those that are sharp, pointed, or large require removal to avoid serious complications. Here we report an interesting case of a 60-year-old man who swallowed a clamshell that passed through the pylorus and was caught in the duodenum. Radiologic ...
Someshwar Jean - - 2007
Young female patients with gynecologic complaints, including vaginal discharge, commonly seek care in the emergency department. Prepubertal vaginal discharges have various potential etiologies including nonspecific vulvovaginitis, infections, inflammatory or dermatologic processes, precocious puberty, malignancy, anatomical anomaly, trauma, sexual abuse, and foreign body. We present the case of a 4-year-old girl ...
Monteleone G - - 2007
The use of whole body vibration (WBV) training is becoming more widespread both among athletes and the general public for improving muscle performance. The biological and mechanical effects of WBV are not completely understood and numerous contraindications, that can be identified while obtaining the patient's clinical history, must be taken ...
Slater R - - 2007
Inguinal hernia and colonic carcinoma are common surgical conditions, yet carcinoma of the colon occurring within an inguinal hernia sac is rare. Of 25 reported cases, only one was a perforated sigmoid colon carcinoma in an inguinal hernia. We report two cases of sigmoid colon carcinoma, one of which had ...
Kuwayama D P - - 2008
Transverse testicular ectopia is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by the unilateral descent of both testes into one hemiscrotum. Fewer than 100 occurrences of this condition have been reported worldwide, almost all of them in children. In this report, we describe transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) identified in a 55-year-old, apparently ...
Milanchi S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Amyand's hernia is an inguinal hernia containing vermiform appendix. We report a case of this rare condition, diagnostic findings, and management considerations. A short review and history of Amyand's hernia is presented as well. METHODS: A literature search from Medline was done, and the published articles were reviewed. A ...
Cataneo Antônio José Maria - - 2008
To study cases of foreign bodies (FB) in the tracheobronchial tree investigating the clinical and radiological FB characteristics, complications and endoscopic and surgical intervention. Medical and radiological records review of all FB aspiration cases treated at São Paulo State University Hospital over the last 30 years. One hundred and sixty-four ...
Kurukahvecioglu Osman - - 2007
Mesh migration after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is an unusual and late complication. We report a 50-year-old man with persistent painless hematuria and urinary infection who underwent bilateral laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh 4 years ago. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) prosthesis was used and fixed with tackers. The patient underwent cystoscopy and laparotomy ...
Ivanovski Ognen - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Entrapment or strangulation of the penis is a rare emergency situation that can lead to a wide range of vascular and mechanical injuries. AIM: The aim of this article is to present our experience dealing with penile strangulation. A review of the literature is also summarized in this report. ...
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