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Chera Bhishamjit S - - 2008
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This article presents a case of a patient with follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDS), a rare neoplasm usually of the head and neck, and reviews the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. METHODS: A MEDLINE literature search was performed and the literature was reviewed. RESULTS: Our patient presented with an ...
Scott Richard D - - 2008
Many factors play a role in causing a flexion contracture associated with TKA. The final goal of correction is to achieve and maintain a contracture that is < 15 degrees. Contractures between 10 degrees and 15 degrees may still be symptomatic, and those < or = 10 degrees are rarely ...
Marcus Bradley J - - 2008
Ludwig angina is a rapidly progressing submaxillary, submandibular, and sublingual necrotizing cellulitis of the floor of the mouth that can have lethal consequences due to airway obstruction. Various aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, and less often fungi, have been implicated to cause Ludwig angina, including oral flora such as streptococci and ...
Maguire S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Most intentional burns are scalds, and distinguishing these from unintentional causes is challenging. AIM: To conduct a systematic review to identify distinguishing features of intentional and unintentional scalds. METHODS: We performed an all language literature search of 12 databases 1950-2006. Studies were reviewed by two paediatric/burns specialists, using standardised ...
Murty O P - - 2008
Electrocution is one of the rarest modes of suicide. In this case, one school going adolescent committed suicide by electrocution using bare electric wire. This is a rare case of suicidal death by applying live wires around the wrists, simulating the act of judicial electrocution. He positioned himself on armed ...
Karaman E - - 2009
CS gas (o-chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile) is one of the most commonly used riot agents. It can create excessive tearing, conjunctivitis, uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm) and a sensation of burning and pain at initial exposure. Pulmonary edema (ARDS) and/or diffuse airway lesions on human would be lethal after CS inhalation. We report a case ...
Hassan Zaheed - - 2008
Purpura fulminans (PF) is a protein C deficiency disease process with a high case fatality rate; however, overall incidence of the disease remains relatively very low. The similarity between skin necrosis secondary to PF and full-thickness skin burns provides the rationale for treating PF case in a burn center. In ...
Straetmans Jos - - 2008
Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) arises outside the bone marrow, particularly in the head and neck region (nasopharynx, nose cavity, sinuses, and tonsils), and can be associated with multiple myeloma (MM). Three cases of EMP in the head and neck region are described: a first case describes an EMP of the subglottis ...
Grasso D L - - 2008
Lymphangiomas are rare benign congenital tumours, involving both the head and the neck and causing obstructing symptoms in the upper airways as well as aesthetic anomalies. In recent years, sclerosing therapy with OK-432 has become the treatment of choice in the management of these lymphatic malformations. Nonetheless, surgery still seems ...
Shareef Ban Tawfeek - - 2008
AIM: This case report aims at describing an infection of the tongue as a manifestation of a Trichosporon asahii infection, its association with bronchial asthma and steroid administration, and to present a review of the literature pertaining to its antifungal susceptibility profile. BACKGROUND: Trichosporon asahii has been reported to be ...
Horiuchi Nobuyuki - - 2008
Cases of dermatitis caused by pesticide exposures (n = 394), tabulated by the Division of Dermatology, Saku Central Hospital, Japan, from 1975 to 2000 are described. Dermatitis cases gradually decreased from 1975 to 2000, presumably accelerated by the phase-out of dermatitis-causing pesticides, including difolatan fungicide and salithion, an organophosphorous insecticide. ...
Nuara Michael J - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an institutional experience with perioral burns after adenotonsillectomy and to survey the national experience of other pediatric otolaryngologists regarding this complication. DESIGN: A retrospective review of adenotonsillectomy cases from January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2005, was performed to determine the incidence, etiology, severity, and treatment of ...
Balakrishnan Chenicheri - - 2008
In burn patients, scar contractures adjacent to or across the joints lead to disabling deformities. In Dupuytren's disease, the proliferative process involves the fascia of the palm and fingers, resulting in disabling flexion contractures of the fingers and the palm. A single insult involving the hand or even a more ...
Adhikari P - - 2007
This is a case report of myiasis in modified radical mastoidectomy cavity in a 48 years old male presented in the Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, T.U. Teaching Hospital, Katmandu, Nepal. Around 50 maggots were removed from his mastoid cavity. Patient was managed with turpentine oil and ...
Chung Joseph Y - - 2007
The spectrum of cement-related injuries encompasses contact dermatitis, abrasions, ulcerations, chemical burns, and burns from explosions during the manufacturing process. The purpose of this study was to compile cement-related conditions seen in two burn units (1999-2005), literature case reports and series (1950-2006) and the (1989-2001) National Burn Repository (NBR). There ...
Faller-Marquardt Maria - - 2008
Skin lesions suspected to have been caused by a burning cigarette require thorough diagnostic evaluation as to the mode of infliction. Accidental cigarette burns must be differentiated from injuries due to self-infliction or maltreatment. The typical categories are presented on the basis of the literature and exemplary cases from the ...
Sahin S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Syringomyelia, which is generally related to congenital malformations and tumors, may lead to paresthesia and dysfunctions in thermo-algesic perception. Post-traumatic syringomyelia (PTS) is a rare type of this disease characterised by the development of a cystic formation containing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which develops inside the spinal cord after spinal ...
Furniss Dominic - - 2007
We report the case of a 2-year-old child who suffered an acute phytophotodermatitis with systemic upset after contact with the herb Ruta Graveolens (common rue, Herb of Grace). We review the literature detailing the mechanism of the phytophotodermatitis and the mainstream and alternative medicinal uses of the herb. Clinicians treating ...
Pai Chung-Yen - - 2007
Determining the postmortem interval (PMI) is strongly impacted by several variables, which consequently results in inaccuracy in the estimation of PMI used in court trials. A PMI experiment was conducted in Kaohsiung County by disposing a burned pig corpse in the woods. One month later, unexpectedly and interestingly, a homicide ...
Petruzzi Massimo - - 2007
Burning mouth syndrome associated to vulvodynia (Vulvostomatodynia) is a rare condition and is often difficult to diagnose and treat. Tongue, lips, vestibule and others mucosal sites may be affected by a tiresome burning sensation, especially in menopausal and postmenopausal women. Patients seldom report genital symptoms to the dentist and dentists ...
Okan Fusun - - 2007
Caustic agents stored in ordinary containers can be ingested by children. These materials should be stored in soft distinctive bottles and in safe places. The probability of ingestion of a caustic agent is low in the newborn period, and caustic burns have been reported infrequently. In this case study, a ...
Merhi Zaher O - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Jugular vein thrombosis has been reported to occur in pregnant women who conceived with assisted reproductive technology (ART). CASE: A 28-year-old woman at 17 weeks' gestation presented to the emergency room with a syncopal episode. She reported no arm pain or swelling, no neck pain or swelling, and no ...
Kadurina Miroslava Ivanova - - 2007
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is an uncommon idiopathic proliferation of blood vessels that manifests in adults as isolated or grouped papules, plaques, or nodules in the skin of the head and neck. We describe the case of a 31-year-old woman with a 3-year history of persistent ALHE, located on ...
Zoumaras J - - 2007
To date there has been no published literature on the dangers of hair removal wax burns. This case review illustrates the steady influx of patients presenting to Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) with hair removal wax burns. Between January and December 2006 ten patients out of 395 with burns (2.5%) ...
Maguina Pirko - - 2007
Hair highlighting using chemical solutions to alter the pigmentation of hair is a popular procedure. Given their chemical properties, these solutions also are potentially caustic to the scalp. However, the actual incidence and range of injuries is not well reported in the American literature. We report a representative case from ...
Porzionato Andrea - - 2007
Child abuse by burning comprises 6-20% of all child abuse cases, but misdiagnosis may arise in cases of some medical conditions. We present two cases of suspected inflicted burns, later diagnosed as staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS). In case 1, a 6-month-old girl was referred to hospital for small round ...
Constantino Juan A - - 2007
Achieving a stable plantigrade foot after repair of complex post-burn deformities poses a particularly difficult challenge for the foot and ankle surgeon. We report an unusual case of a child with severe bilateral forefoot contracture deformities treated by soft tissue release and lengthening, and conventional wound coverage with split-thickness skin ...
Ghabril M - - 2007
The etiology of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) and hyperplastic polyps (HP) is not fully understood, but there is no known overlap. We report a case of gastroduodenal HP arising in a patient treated for GAVE.
Srivastava Anil A Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2007
The association between neuroleptics and anxiety is unclear: neuroleptics have been used to treat anxiety though may also themselves be anxiogenic. We present the case of a man who developed new onset panic attacks after treatment with zuclopenthixol decanoate, a commonly administered depot antipsychotic. We review the literature on the ...
Mannan Ashim - - 2007
We reviewed 24 studies of chemical burns by means of assault in the last 40 years. We describe 771 cases of chemical assault in total. Jamaica had the largest absolute number of cases. Bangladesh had the highest reported incidence. Male victims were more common, with the exception of Bangladesh and ...
Lowe Donna O - - 2006
Burns are a rare but potentially serious complication of povidone-iodine use. This rare adverse drug reaction developed in a 38-year-old woman who underwent laparoscopic right ovarian cystectomy and endometrial ablation as a day procedure involving application of the topical antiseptic 10% povidone-iodine solution. Two days later, the patient was admitted ...
Ramchandar Kevin - - 2006
Patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum present with various manifestations, but it is extremely rare for head and neck signs to be the sole presenting feature. In fact, our search of the literature found only 1 previously documented case of spontaneous facial subcutaneous emphysema of the head and neck. In this article, ...
Buttaci Charles J - - 2006
Erythromelalgia is a rare condition, of uncertain etiology, characterized by episodic erythema, intense burning pain and warmth of the hands and/or feet, and when chronic, associated with significant disability. The diagnosis is based on a thorough history and physical exam during a painful episode along with diagnostic testing to exclude ...
Kumar Virendra - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to record and evaluate the causes and the magnitude of the fatal burn injuries retrospectively. An analysis of autopsy records revealed 19.4% cases of burn injuries amongst the total autopsies done over 10years period (1993-2002) in the mortuary of the department of Forensic Medicine ...
Attof Rachid - - 2006
Cerium nitrate is a topical antiseptic used with silver sulfadiazine (Flammacerium) for the treatment of serious burns. This topical agent can induce methemoglobinemia, but no cases have been reported in the recent literature. In this article, we present the case of a 16-year old girl, with third-degree burns over 95% ...
Vega William - - 2006
Since the first human infection by Saksenaea vasiformis in 1976 another 26 cases have been reported. Here is a report of a new case which involved an Ecuadorian adolescent who suffered serious burns after a car accident. It developed as a localized cutaneous infection which was successfully treated with surgical ...
Sharma B R - - 2006
In burn victims, invasion by the bacteria is not unexpected, despite advances in antibiotics, and it has been reported that in the absence of topical therapy, the superficial areas of burn wound contain up to 100 million organisms per gram of tissue within 48h following the injury. We examined the ...
Morritt Daniel Graham - - 2006
Burns in the elderly are extremely common. Often, the history is obscure or nonexistent because of confusion or dementia. We describe the case of a 78-year-old woman who was admitted to a burns center with the history of a 21% scald burn. However, this burn had unusual characteristics, and further ...
Chapman Thomas - - 2006
A case of iatrogenic full-thickness chemical burns from monochloroacetic acid (MCA) crystal application is described, followed by a brief review of the relevant literature and discussion of both local and systemic problems that may be encountered with absorption of this chemical. We believe this to be the first reported case ...
Balledux Jeroen - - 2006
Pneumatosis Intestinalis (PI) is a rare condition characterized by gas in the intestinal wall. PI is not a disease in itself but a sign of an underlying problem. It is associated with a wide variety of underlying disorders, ranging from benign to life-threatening. When found, it should prompt a search ...
Sinha Apurv - - 2006
Thromboembolic phenomenon is rare but serious consequence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. We present a case of thrombosis of the right internal jugular vein presenting as a neck lump to the ENT department. Ultrasonography of the neck and upper extremity revealed thrombosis of right ...
Nishi Shawn P E - - 2006
Nodular fasciitis is a benign reactive myofibroblastic proliferative process of unknown etiology. It presents as a solitary painless, rapidly growing nodule over several weeks' duration. The condition is self-limited, and proper diagnosis is essential to avoid unnecessary aggressive treatment. Diagnosis is often a challenge because it may be confused with ...
Shaha Kusa Kumar - - 2006
Homicidal burning of married women in India is a major concern for the Government, law-enforcing authorities, the judiciary, the police and medico-legal experts all over the country who are associated with dowry disputes. Dowry death, a heinous crime, is gradually engulfing and polluting the entire society. Sections 304(B) and 498(A) ...
Zaloga William F - - 2006
Many burn injuries are mistakenly referred to as "accidents" because they occur suddenly and seem unpredictable and uncontrollable; however, injuries often occur in predictable patterns. We reviewed all pediatric forensic cases referred to the Medical University of South Carolina Forensic Pathology Section over a 28-year period from January 1975 to ...
Dong Huijun - - 2006
Infectious folliculitis of the head and neck has various etiologies, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Accurate morphologic recognition of microorganisms in biopsy and cytologic specimens is paramount in facilitating appropriate therapy. We report a case of a 37-yr-old white male with Demodex folliculitis, who presented with an extensive and ...
Mofikoya B O - - 2006
The development of carcinoma within a burn scar is an uncommon sequelae. When it does occur, the diagnosis is often delayed and consequently outcome less favourable. We present two cases seen and review existing literature on the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of this problem. Delay in presentation and treatment is ...
Penner Carla R - - 2006
Amyloidosis refers to the idiopathic, extracellular deposition of fibrillar proteins, termed amyloid, in tissues. Although amyloidosis is a rare disease, the head and neck region has been reported as a frequent site of amyloid deposits, accounting for approximately 19% of reported amyloid cases in one review. Fifteen cases of head ...
Bero Suzannah M - - 2006
Melanoma arising in a burn scar is extremely uncommon. We report two recent cases, including one patient in whom six distinct primary melanomas arose in the setting of an extensive truncal burn scar. Only 27 patients have been reported previously, and only three previous cases of multiple primary melanomas arising ...
Korinth Gintautas - - 2006
There are only few studies about the relationship of skin lesions and the percutaneous uptake of hazardous substances in exposed workers. Several aromatic amines are well known carcinogens for humans and/or animals. This case report emphasizes the relevance of dermal absorption of the aromatic amine ortho-toluidine considering four workers with ...
LeGrand Mary - - 2006
The Spring issue (Rudy, 2005) of ORL-Head and Neck Nursing presented a broad review of endoscopic procedures for evaluation and management of upper airway problems. Zarnitz (2005) briefly addressed billing for the most commonly performed upper airway endoscopies in that issue. This paper presents, in detail, the coding for a ...
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