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Hunter Alasdair G W - - 2011
Temtamy and McKusick suggested mouse disorganization (Ds) as a model for human tibial agenesis, fibular duplication and mirror foot, but the concurrent papers by Winter and Donnai and Donnai and Winter in 1989 kindled interest and led to continued reports of patients hypothesized as human equivalent of Ds (HEDs). Subsequent ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2011
Lymphatic malformations that involve the nervous system are uncommon. The authors review their experience with involvement of the brachial plexus and its branches by cystic hygromas. A retrospective review of the authors' experience with pathology of the pediatric brachial plexus revealed 4 cases involving patients with compression of this structure ...
Martinón-Torres Nazareth - - 2011
Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (CAMT) is a rare disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia and absence or decline in the number of megakaryocytic precursors in the bone marrow. It is caused by mutations in the thrombopoietin receptor gene, c-mpl, involved in the proliferation and differentiation of megakaryocytes and platelets. The association between CAMT ...
Papetti Laura - - 2011
Macrocephaly-capillary malformation (M-CM) is characterized by prenatal overgrowth, variable somatic and cerebral asymmetry, primary megalencephaly, characteristic facial features, an abnormal neurocognitive profile and cutaneous vascular malformations. It was previously known under the name macrocephaly-cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenital (M-CMTC). However a recent review of the previously reported cases has suggested that ...
Bagdure Dayanand - - 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A case report of a newborn with coarctation of aorta and severe vein of Galen malformation. RECENT FINDINGS: This case report reviews literature on congenital heart disease and intracranial arteriovenous malformations. Emphasis is laid on diagnostic challenges and management options. SUMMARY: Congenital heart diseases with arteriovenous malformations ...
Thandassery Ragesh Babu - - 2011
Acute and chronic pancreatitis may present with pseudocysts in atypical locations. Activated pancreatic enzymes track along anatomic fascial planes causing digestion of the surrounding tissues and resulting in distant pseudocysts. Pseudocysts at atypical locations pose significant diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenges. We report an unusual presentation of a pancreatic ...
Kamath Sameer S - - 2011
An adolescent female was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit in septic shock. She developed multisystem organ dysfunction including pancreatitis with myocardial dysfunction and hemodynamic instability unresponsive to medical management necessitating veno-arterial extracorporeal support. Streptococcus Constellata and Fusobacterium necrophorum were isolated from blood cultures. This is the first report ...
Sothilingam Niroshan - - 2011
We present the case of a 26 year old male who was found to have a mass in the tail of the pancreas on an ultrasound scan. The lesion was suspicious for a non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (PNET) and so he underwent distal pancreatectomy. Pathology revealed this to be an ...
Ghasemi Majid - - 2011
A middle aged woman, having a history of diastolic hypertension and sinus bradycardia since one year ago, was referred to our center with a sudden occipital headache after shouting. To evaluate the cause of headache the brain MRI was performed reporting a slight cerebellar tonsillar herniation of about one centimeter ...
Misgar Raiz A - - 2011
The association between pancreatitis and primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is controversial. We report a 32-year-old man who presented with recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis. Primary hyperparathyroidism was diagnosed after the fourth episode of pancreatitis. He had no additional risk factors for pancreatitis. Eighteen months after successful parathyroid surgery, there has been ...
Ambe Peter - - 2011
primary pancreatic sarcomas represent an extremely rare histopathological entity accounting for less than 0.1% of all pancreatic malignancies. Pancreatic sarcomas tend to be more aggressive and have a poor prognosis. the case of a 52 year old patient presenting with jaundice is presented and the available literature was reviewed. primary ...
Hu Shudong S Department of Radiology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao tong University, School of Medicine, No. 197, Ruijin Er Road, Shanghai, 200025 - - 2011
Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPTP) is a rare pancreatic tumor. Rarely does the tumor have a multicentric location. We report this unusual case of a 24-year-old woman who had 2 large synchronous SPTPs detected incidentally by routine physical examination. There was a 4.0×5.0 cm mass in the pancreatic ...
Deshpande Prasanna R PR Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, - - 2011
Atorvastatin-induced acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the rare adverse effects available in the literature. We report a case of 53-year-old patient developed AP after treatment with atorvastatin monotherapy which resolved after drug withdrawal. Extensive workup on AP failed to reveal any other etiology for it. To our knowledge, this ...
Merckx M M Division of Pediatric Gynaecology, University Hospital St Pieter and Erasmus Brussels & ICRH Ghent - - 2011
Unexplained menstrual-like cyclic vaginal bleeding, lasting for several days and without any uterine and vaginal anomaly, is a rare condition in prepubertal girls. Only small series (containing four to eleven cases) have been described in literature. We report our in nine girls presenting with vaginal bleeding without any abnormality at ...
Rinaldi Michele - - 2010
Background: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease) is an autosomal dominant vascular disorder characterized by severe and recurrent nosebleeds, muco-cutaneous telangiectasias, and, in some cases, life-threatening visceral arteriovenous malformations. Ocular abnormalities include conjunctival telangiectasia, arteriovenous fistula, angiectasia, phlebectasia, and angioma. Material and Methods: We describe the ocular abnormalities in 8 patients ...
John Mike T - - 2010
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Facial trauma: how dangerous are skiing and snowboarding?. Tuli T, Haechl O, Berger N, Laimer K, Jank S, Kloss F, Brandstätter A, Gassner R. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2010;68(2):293-9. REVIEWER NAME: Mike T. John, DDS, MPH, PhD. PURPOSE/QUESTION: To compare the prevalence of maxillofacial injury ...
Guerrero Alejandro - - 2010
We present a case from the Johannesburg General Hospital of a zone II low-velocity penetrating neck injury with involvement of the ipsilateral subclavian artery. When the "bullet" was retrieved, it was noted not to be an actual bullet but rather a cartridge casing. We speculate that this injury represents one ...
Khalatbari Mahmoud Reza - - 2011
Cavernous malformations of the conus medullaris are rare lesions; only 9 cases have been reported in the literature. Most cases are described in adults and only one case has been reported in pediatric age group. In this report, the authors describe a 16-year-old male presenting with acute myelopathy due to ...
Martinón-Torres Nazareth - - 2011
Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (CAMT) is a rare disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia and absence or decline in the number of megakaryocytic precursors in the bone marrow. It is caused by mutations in the thrombopoietin receptor gene, c-mpl, involved in the proliferation and differentiation of megakaryocytes and platelets. The association between CAMT ...
Smit Jeroen M - - 2010
Mallet finger is a common injury. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the different treatment options of mallet injuries and their indications, outcomes, and potential complications. A literature-based study was conducted using the PubMed database comprising world literature from January of 1980 until January of ...
Chen Pei - - 2010
Penetrating cranionasal injuries are relatively rare, usually occur in young children, and can be caused by a variety of unusual objects. The mortality and disability rates are high without appropriate treatment. We report a penetrating cranionasal injury caused by a bicycle spoke. Some fundamental principles in the diagnosis and treatment ...
Singh Iqbal - - 2010
Penile strangulation is rare and usually results following placement of constricting objects to enhance sexual stimulation. It requires urgent treatment as delay may lead to irreversible penile ischemia and gangrene. Various objects causing penile strangulation have been reported. Nonmetallic and thin metallic objects can be removed easily as compared to ...
Diaz Rebecca - - 2010
Atlanto-occipital dislocation is a rare, oftentimes fatal injury sustained from high-impact trauma. It is seen more often in children compared with adults. In the past decade, there are more pediatric survivors presenting to the emergency department for treatment. This case reviews the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of a child who ...
Moberly A C - - 2011
Objective:To report an unusual case of hypopharyngeal perforation in a sword-swallower, with emphasis on management options.Method:Case report and review of the English language literature concerning sword-swallowing injuries to the hypopharynx and oesophagus.Results:A 29-year-old male sword-swallower suffered hypopharyngeal perforation during a performance. The patient received conservative management, with intensive care unit ...
W Milne Leslie - - 2011
The traditional sport of polo has been played for centuries and has been deemed one of the most dangerous sports due to its high speed and the uncertainty of what might happen as directions change and contact occurs between horses and riders as well as with balls and mallets. Despite ...
Gao You-Shui - - 2010
Above-knee amputations are rare injuries that need emergent replantation or primary amputation. Although survival could be achieved in selective cases, postoperative function of the affected limb is usually unsatisfactory and a late amputation has to be performed for poor prognosis or severe complications. Experience of the surgical team may play ...
Hall M S - - 2010
A 19-year-old Thoroughbred gelding presented with sudden onset, non-weight bearing lameness in the right hindlimb. Radiography confirmed distal luxation of the patella, which was replaced into its normal anatomical location under general anaesthesia. There were no pathological sequelae noted on follow-up examination 9 months after the initial injury. To our ...
Patel Sutchin R - - 2010
To evaluate cases of gallbladder injury, a rare and potentially serious complication, in the setting of percutaneous nephrolithotomy. We report two cases of gallbladder injury after percutaneous nephrolithotomy and review the literature on this rare complication. Both cases of gallbladder injury at our institution along with the four other case ...
Wisler James W - - 2010
The authors report two cases of patients presenting with chemical frostbite-like injuries to the hands and wrists after contact exposure to Freon liquid. Although the history and initial physical presentations were quite similar, the severity of these injuries varied widely from superficial bullae to deep tissue injuries, requiring skin grafting ...
Ehsani Johnathon P - - 2010
This article is a subject review summarizing and interpreting the existing knowledge on the question "Can a simple short fall cause fatal head injury in an infant?" It also reflects on the challenges of undertaking a review in the contentious area of pediatric forensic pathology. The authors identified and considered ...
DiGuiseppi Carolyn - - 2010
Subject matter experts systematically reviewed evidence on the effectiveness of housing interventions that affect safety and injury outcomes, such as falls, fire-related injuries, burns, drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, heat-related deaths, and noise-related harm, associated with structural housing deficiencies. Structural deficiencies were defined as those deficiencies for which a builder, landlord, ...
Hendrickson Robert G - - 2010
After acute ingestion, acetaminophen (APAP) is generally absorbed within 4 h and the APAP concentration ([APAP]) slowly decreases with a predictable half-life. Alterations in these pharmacokinetic principles have been rarely reported. We report here three cases of an unusual double hump, or Bactrian, pattern of [APAP]. We review the literature ...
Guerrero Arthur F - - 2010
Recent civilian data obtained in those sustaining head injuries, has found a high prevalence of pituitary dysfunction. Currently, there is no data available in the military population. We reviewed the literature for traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related hypopituitarism and found that the prevalence of anterior hypopituitarism may be as high as ...
Juffermans Nicole P - - 2010
Recent insights from models of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI), and from clinical reports, reveal that host factors are important in TRALI pathogenesis. Predisposing factors with lung neutrophil-priming capacity, such as sepsis and mechanical ventilation, increase susceptibility for a TRALI reaction, and can aggravate the course of disease. These findings ...
Perkes Iain I Westmead Hospital, - - 2010
Severe excessive autonomic overactivity occurs in a subgroup of people surviving acquired brain injury, the majority of whom show paroxysmal sympathetic and motor overactivity. Delayed recognition of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) after brain injury may increase morbidity and long-term disability. Despite its significant clinical impact, the scientific literature on this ...
Alafaci Concetta - - 2010
Traumatic intracranial penetration of foreign objects of non-missile intracranial nature rarely occurs. Haemorrhages, major vascular injury and contusions can be causes of death in early stage, epileptic seizures and infections are possible complications in later stages. Complete excision of the foreign body should be performed. Possible dural and vascular injuries ...
Nwiloh Jonathan - - 2010
Arrow injury to the heart is a common cause of penetrating trauma in rural areas of underdeveloped nations. We report such a patient who survived 3 days after such an injury and traveled 1000 km with a pulsating arrow in the chest for treatment. The literature on such injuries is ...
Saha Abhijeet - - 2010
Indigenously made rocking cradle is frequently used in rural India. We report strangulation from an indigenously made rocking cradle in an 11-month-old female child. The unique mode of injury and its mechanism have been discussed. Strangulation is an important cause of homicidal and suicidal injury in adults but in children ...
Paramhans Dharmdas - - 2010
A case of impacted metallic arrowhead in the brain through an unusual route of the neck and behind the external carotid artery to the base of the skull up to the brainstem is reported. Review of the literature reveals no previous reports of this type of injury. A 35-year-old man ...
Ralli Giovanni G Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Audiology and Phoniatrics "G. Ferreri", University of Rome "Sapienza", Rome, Italy. - - 2010
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common form of dizziness. The causes of BPPV are not yet known but a relationship between the onset of vertigo and head trauma has been found. Among the causes of head injury related to BPPV, dropping off a camel has not been reported ...
Briggs R H - - 2010
To assess the accuracy of provisional reporting and the impact on patient management. Over a 6 month period, 137 polytrauma computed tomography (CT) examinations were performed by on-call registrar radiologists at our institution. After exclusions, 130 cases were analysed. Discrepancies between registrar and consultant reports were reviewed and classified as ...
Sircar T - - 2010
Injury to the milk-duct following a road traffic accident has not been reported in the literature. This case report describes a 25-year-old postpartum lady with massive swelling of the breast due to milk-duct injury and collection of milk within the breast. We describe the possible mechanism of milk-duct injury, its ...
Hardcastle Timothy C - - 2010
This case report details the management of a posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm in the right lobe of the liver in an 8-year-old child with the use of angioembolization. Because this was considered to be an uncommon injury in this age group, a pseudoaneurysm-specific literature review was performed, which is discussed in the ...
Bussewitz Bradly - - 2010
A review of the literature yields few reported cases of industrial-strength high-pressure water injection injuries involving the foot, and sources of information for industrial-strength high-pressure water injection injuries reside primarily in the hand surgical literature. Toxic materials, such as grease, paint, and diesel oil, are relatively common agents involved in ...
Dorevitch Samuel - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To characterize needlestick injuries (NSIs) among airport workers, and to suggest preventive strategies. METHODS: A retrospective chart review (2003-2008) of workers evaluated at a clinic in a large US airport that provides occupational health services. RESULTS: Over a period of 6 years, 14 NSI cases were seen. The majority ...
Desai Atman - - 2010
The authors describe the case of a 13-year-old boy who exhibited progressive disabling motor restlessness, torticollis, urinary symptoms, and confusion following a fall from a bicycle. The differential diagnosis of this striking symptom complex in this clinical context can be problematic. In this case, the symptoms ultimately appeared most consistent ...
Rahman Waheeda - - 2010
Nonaccidental head injuries may present in several ways, requiring prompt recognition and management because of the risk of death or permanent neurologic and visual impairment. Dense amblyopia and high anisometropic myopia induced by prolonged occlusion of the macula by hemorrhage is a concern in these infants, although the prognosis also ...
Bond Jason - - 2010
While the validity of self-reported consumption based on blood alcohol concentration (BAC) has been found to be high in emergency room (ER) samples, little research exists on the estimated number of drinks consumed given a BAC level. Such data would be useful in establishing a dose-response relationship between drinking and ...
Juern Jeremy - - 2010
Suction evisceration from a pool drain is a rare injury. This child presented with what appeared to be isolated perineal trauma. Ultimately, the patient was found to have complete transanal small bowel evisceration. Reported herein are the specifics of this case, along with a review of the relevant literature relating ...
Desai Alana C - - 2010
We describe a case of a splenic injury caused by a transsplenic percutaneous nephrostomy tract. The case was completed without incident and the nephrostomy tube was noted to traverse the spleen on routine postoperative imaging. This rare complication was managed by deposition of Gelfoam((R)) pledgets along the transsplenic nephrostomy tract ...
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