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Ghosheh Faris R - - 2005
We present a case of massive subcutaneous emphysema mimicking necrotizing fasciitis after uncomplicated dacryocystorhinostomy surgery. Subcutaneous emphysema progressing down fascial planes of the head and neck after dacryocystorhinostomy has not been reported in the literature. Using the clinical presentation and radiographic imaging, we briefly review the underlying cause of subcutaneous ...
Buchanan Ian B - - 2005
Central line complications are common, and extravasation injuries related to infusion of caustic substances have been previously described. Although hydrochloric acid has been used for many years to treat metabolic alkalosis, there have been no reported fatal complications. We report the case of a 53-year-old female who received a fatal ...
Garner J P - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The introduction of early excision of the burn eschar has contributed to a reduction in burn-related mortality but is not appropriate in all circumstances. Cerium nitrate has been used since 1976, usually in combination with silver sulphadiazine, to improve outcome where early excision is not performed. However, has still ...
Strumia R - - 2005
In a series of 30 patients affected by severe anorexia nervosa (AN) we examined hair samples to detect the prevalence of acquired pili torti (APT). True APT were not detected but in two cases (6.6%) twisted hair was observed. The first case was a 24-year-old woman with secondary amenorrhoea for ...
Bodunde O T - - 2005
Ocular emergencies are not uncommon and one of the causes is chemical burns. Irrigation is the major emergency therapeutic measure of such burns and this also has an impact on the prognosis. We hereby present a case report of chemical burns. The case report of a 33year old factory worker ...
Wang Da-Guang - - 2005
A 48-year-old man who presented with papules on his neck was reported. The patient had multiple, discrete, non-follicular papules on the neck that were round-to-oval, 2--3 mm in diameter and pale. They had remained entirely asymptomatic. On histologic examination, there were circumscribed areas of thickened collagen bundles in the papillary ...
Ogunbiyi Adebola - - 2005
Acne keloidalis, also known as folliculitis nuchae, is a form of chronic scarring folliculitis characterized by fibrotic papules and nodules of the nape of the neck and the occiput. It particularly affects men of African descent and is rarely ever seen in women. We here report the clinical findings of ...
Lee Sei Young - - 2005
Chondrosarcoma of the head and neck region is a rare disease, representing approximately 0.1% of all head and neck neoplasms. The 5-year survival rate of chondrosarcoma is 70-80%, showing relatively good prognosis; however, it is known to progress slowly and eventually cause multiple metastases. In this study, we reviewed chondrosarcoma ...
Gomez David S - - 2005
The present paper is a review of articles on the onset of subepidermal blisters in neoformed integuments. Considering the discrepancy between the literature data and our clinical experience concerning spontaneous onset of subepidermal blisters in neoformed integuments, we decided to conduct an extensive review of the literature. The main finding ...
Gonzalez Alejandro - - 2005
The recreational use of gamma hydroxy butyrate (GHB) has gained popularity over the last decade. GHB was initially sold as a safe body building and fat burning compound. It is now also widely abused by body builders and young ravers. GHB attracts young people due the euphoria that it initially ...
Richardson William H WH - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Mortality from rattlesnake envenomation in the United States is rare. Despite approximately 8000 crotaline (pit vipers) bites annually, it is estimated that only 10 to 15 deaths occur. Besides direct intravascular envenomation and anaphylaxis, bites to the head and neck may account for some of these rare fatalities. We ...
Evans A S - - 2005
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heritable group of disorders of connective tissue characterised by skin hyperlaxity, joint hypermobility and tissue fragility. We report on a 49-year-old man with EDS who presented with spontaneous swelling at the root of the right neck during coughing. The size and site of the lesion ...
Yanturali Sedat - - 2004
Solid sodium hydroxide compounds are used to unclog drains. In Turkey, these agents are easily available and commonly used by housewives. They are sold in weak bags and usually stored within these bags. We present the case of an elderly woman with dementia who developed severe alkaline tongue burn and ...
Nakajima Yuki - - 2004
Erythromelalgia is known as a rare syndrome of unknown etiology, characterized by redness with burning pain, edema associated with increased skin temperature in the upper and/or lower extremities. Various treatments such as drug therapies and sympathetic blockade were reported. We report two cases including a 57-year-old woman and a 64-year-old ...
Smith Joseph L JL - - 2004
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare condition that may follow increases in intrathoracic pressure. Patients may present with symptoms isolated to the head and neck. Although this condition is usually benign, there are other potentially fatal conditions, which often present similarly and clinically are difficult to differentiate from this entity. Despite ...
Leach Joseph - - 2004
Consequences of envenomation from the bite of a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) range from mild itching to death. The bite of this spider causes the most severe form of arthropod-induced tissue necrosis. These bites pose several challenges to the clinician in that diagnosis can be difficult, systemic manifestations can ...
Thomas Christopher R - - 2004
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been described as a preexisting psychiatric disorder for patients with burns that may have contributed significantly to their injury. The authors are not aware of any studies that have specifically looked at ADHD in burn patients and its role in the injury. A retrospective ...
Laloë Véronique - - 2004
This paper reviews the literature on deliberate self-burning (DSB) and compares patterns in various countries. Fifty-five studies of deliberate self-harm or suicide by fire published in the last 20 years were reviewed. They reported on 3351 cases of DSB, including 2296 deaths. India had the highest absolute number of cases, ...
Robin Christian - - 2004
Intramuscular myxomas of the head and neck are rare entities. Primarily found in the myocardium, these lesions also affect the bones and soft tissues. We present a case of an intramuscular myxoma of the temporalis muscle. After reviewing the literature, this case constitutes, to our knowledge, the second reported occurrence ...
Eduardo Chacón-Madrigal
We report the first record of a Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) feeding on a long-tongued bat (Glossophaginae) in a secondary forest in southwestern Costa Rica. The motmot incapacitated the bat, then swallowed it alive, head first. Motmots and bats are found in close proximity along river banks where the former ...
Naidu Srikanth I - - 2004
Lymphatic malformations (LMs), primarily diagnosed in children, are uncommon in adults. Nevertheless, one should consider LM in one's differential diagnosis in cases of adult neck masses. We report the oldest known patient with an LM, a 91-year-old woman. We also provide a review of the literature encompassing all reported adult ...
Russell Michael J - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this paper is to increase awareness of electrode burns that occur in the operating room (OR), to discuss their causes, warning signs, and methods that may reduce their occurrence. Two general sources of electrical burns are described: 1) Excessive radio-frequency current density usually originating from a ...
Suhr Manfred - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: Airbags are intended to minimize facial injuries, alone and when used in combination with seatbelts in high-velocity motor-vehicle accidents. They may occasionally perforate, resulting in the release of sodium azide or sodium hydroxide, which result in chemical burns when in contact with skin. The force of deployment may itself ...
Fung Anne E - - 2004
PURPOSE: To report a case of a microwave-oven superheated petroleum-based liquid causing severe chemical and thermal ocular burns treated successfully with amniotic membrane transplantation. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: Retrospective review of clinical case. RESULTS: A 77-year-old woman sustained a severe combined chemical and thermal burn from microwave-heated Vicks Vapo-Rub ...
Vedovato J W - - 2004
Surgical diathermy is an invaluable aid in modern surgery, and most contemporary diathermy machines are considered safe. The literature has proven to be very sparse in terms of reference to complications, although prolonged courses of treatment are required in individual cases. We report a case of burns that occurred during ...
Camp David F - - 2003
Cryogenic burns are uncommon. We present two patients who presented to a Regional Burns Unit on consecutive days with almost identical burn injuries caused by exposure to a unique source of sub-zero temperature, the spray from an aerosol deodorant. The clinical features and management of the cases are outlined, and ...
Chen Xin-long - - 2003
Burns caused by hot coolant from the reservoir of motorfarming tricycles have not been reported previously. We performed retrospective studies of such cases in 126 patients with complete records in rural areas of China. The majority of victims were unmarried (59.5%), young (<40 years, >20, 55.6%), and male (male to ...
Mohanty Manoj Kumar - - 2003
Hanging is a common mode of suicide while ligature strangulation is a common way of homicide. Ligature marks (patterned abrasion caused by ligature material) can be of great significance to the forensic pathologist in determining the cause and manner of death. Ligature material usually produces a prominent mark over the ...
Souza Paulo Ricardo Martins - - 2003
We reviewed the literature on stomatodynia particularly to identify the factors associated with this annoying manifestation in order to better understand it and treat it. No consensus was found in the literature regarding etiological factors, associated morbidity, treatment, and definition of the burning mouth syndrome. This review aims at defining ...
Ozdamar Erkut - - 2003
Medicinal plant extracts are commonly used worldwide. Their use relies mostly on historical and anecdotal evidence and might be so hazardous. Phytophotodermatitis is a well-known entity that is caused by the sequential exposure to certain species of plants containing furocoumarins and then to sunlight. In this article, superficial burn lesions ...
Selvaggi Gennaro - - 2003
Ball lightning is a rare physical phenomenon, which is not yet completely explained. It is similar to lightning but with different, peculiar characteristics. It can be considered a mix of fire and electricity, concentrated in a fireball with a diameter of 20-cm that most commonly appears suddenly, even in indoor ...
Fujita Hiroshi - - 2003
A novel femoral intramedullary plug with a sliding mechanism has been developed and evaluated clinically. The new plug consists of a pair of specially designed components, each shaped like an obliquely cut cylinder. Postoperative plain radiographs of 30 arthroplasties using the plug were examined for cement leakage, plug migration, and ...
Mohammed A Z - - 2003
A five-year retrospective analysis of 101 homicide cases in Jos, Nigeria was carried out between 1995 and 1999. Of the total number, 47 were killed with sharp cutting or piercing instruments, 28 with firearms and 21 died from physical assaults. Five of the victims sustained fatal burn injuries. Majority of ...
Hashimoto Yoshiaki - - 2003
Intramuscular bleeding of the tongue is frequently observed in autopsy cases of house fire victims. The meaning of this finding has not yet been fully discussed. We examined 69 autopsy cases of house fire victims and investigated several factors contributing to intramuscular bleeding of the tongue. Victims comprised 45 males ...
Newlands Shawn D - - 2003
Liposarcoma of the head and neck is rare. Only 12 cases of scalp liposarcoma have been previously reported. In this report, we describe a case of myxoid/round cell liposarcoma in the scalp of a 28-year-old woman. This case report highlights a histologic pattern rarely reported in the head and neck ...
Fullen Douglas R - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Neurothekeoma is a benign tumor of putative peripheral nerve sheath origin. It occurs in a myxoid (classic) variant, cellular variant, and intermediate (mixed) variant. Cellular neurothekeoma (CNT) usually involves the head and neck or extremities of young patients. Histologically, CNT can be confused with melanocytic and fibrohistiocytic lesions. An ...
Kamasaki N - - 2003
Bilateral chylothorax as a complication of radical neck dissection is extremely rare, but it is potentially serious and sometimes fatal. We found only 14 cases reported in the English literature. Here, we report a case of bilateral chylothorax following right modified and left radical neck dissections that was successfully treated ...
Jih Debra M - - 2002
Benign cephalic histiocytosis is a rare non-Langerhans histiocytosis characterized by a self-healing eruption of papules and macules on the head and neck that occurs during infancy or childhood. Histologic and ultrastructural evaluations show a dermal proliferation of histiocytes with intracytoplasmic comma-shaped bodies, coated vesicles, and desmosome-like structures with an absence ...
Copcu Eray - - 2002
Malignancies in scars are generally known as Marjolin's ulcer. The majority of these arise from burn injuries. Although Marjolin's ulcer consists of all kinds of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma is the main cancer type reported in the literature. The pathogenesis of this tumor is due to chronic irritation of ...
Berman Frederic J - - 2002
The method for cementation as described is similar to many other methods previously documented, however, in this case the addition of using the floss prior to tacking the veneers in place saves a great amount of time. If done properly it should be a rare necessity to have to saw ...
DePasquale Kalpana - - 2002
Lipoblastoma is a rare benign tumor that occurs primarily in children younger than 3 years of age. Fewer than 100 cases have been reported in the literature, and only eight cases have been previously reported in the head and neck; two of them occurred in the parotid region, where the ...
Goto Rieko - - 2002
Thermal burns of the larynx after swallowing hot beverages are extremely rare among adults. Most reported cases have occurred among young children. We report the case of a male adult who, upon swallowing hot milk from a bottle, experienced a burn of the larynx affecting the epiglottis and surrounding supraglottic ...
Richardson-Boedler C - - 2002
The homeopathic remedy Tarentula cubensis (Cuban tarantula), used in homeopathy to treat abscesses with burning pains, gangrene, septicaemia, toxaemia, has been grouped by homeopathic authorities with either the mygalomorph or wolf spiders. The original specimen used for preparation of the mother tincture was decomposed, leaving the spider's exact identity in ...
Webb Chris J - - 2002
Primary extramedullary plasmacytomas (PEMP) are rare malignant neoplasms with a predilection for the head and neck. Eighty percent of all PEMP are located in this area. The authors present a case of lingual plasmacytoma in a 65-year-old man, diagnosed on biopsy and treated with external beam radiotherapy.
Wu Jashin J - - 2002
A 17-year-old white boy with no underlying connective tissue disorders presented with flat-topped annular plaques, with slight central atrophy on the bilateral neck. Results from histopathology revealed changes consistent with elastosis perforans serpiginosa (EPS). The idiopathic form of EPS occurs rarely in children. We report a patient with this rare ...
Karger B - - 2002
Fatalities caused by electrocution (n = 37) were re-examined on the basis of the autopsy records, the police reports and the technical expertise. Accidents including two lightning deaths caused 2/3rd and suicides 1/4th of the fatalities and there were two homicides. Carelessness or ignorance were a major reason for accidental ...
Kanagalingam J - - 2002
Rhabdomyosarcoma of the adult head and neck is rare, particularly beyond 40 years of age. In this region, the nasopharynx is an unusual site. Most nasopharyngeal rhabdomyosarcomas are of an alveolar variety. We report a case of embryonal or spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma in the nasopharynx of a 47-year-old man. The ...
Linazasoro G - - 2002
Camptocormia may be seen in Parkinson's disease. As no changes in paraspinal musculature are found, it is attributed to dystonia or extreme rigidity. However, several cases of parkinsonism and dropped head due to neck extensor myopathy have been reported. We report the first patient with levodopa unresponsive parkinsonism and camptocormia ...
Park Yangsoon - - 2002
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is an uncommon disorder manifested as solitary or multiple nodules in dermis and subcutaneous tissue of head and neck region. ALHE affecting tongue is very rare. We report a 56-year-old man with ALHE of the tongue and review the previously reported cases of ALHE of ...
Mannová J - - 2002
On the basis of three case reports discussed in the article, the authors demonstrate the most frequent serious drawbacks occurring in the initial stage of care of severely burned patients. The first case report highlights the importance of correct determination of the extent of the burn trauma, which should be ...
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