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Watts A M - - 1996
A 16-month-old boy received a 6 per cent hot water scald to his face and chest. The child had been suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection for 10 days prior to the injury. However, as the child rapidly developed respiratory tract obstruction, a differential diagnosis between acute infective epiglottitis ...
Weiler-Mithoff E M - - 1996
Burns of the female genitalia and perineum mostly occur in connection with more extensive thermal injuries to the trunk and lower extremities. Isolated burns to the vulva are very unusual because this area is anatomically well-protected. A few reports in the literature describe injuries due to bizarre accidents and now ...
Campbell D C - - 1996
High-voltage electrical injury has been well documented in a number of situations, such as the occupational hazard of linesmen and construction workers, and in the context of overhead railway power lines. Two cases of hang-glider pilots contacting 11,000-volt power lines have recently been treated in the Royal Brisbane Hospital Burns ...
Resnik B I - - 1996
The majority of cutaneous injuries seen in victims struck by lightning are superficial and heal without sequelae. Common cutaneous findings associated with lightning strike include punctate full-thickness burns, linear charring, and contact burns from overlying metal objects. Branching or ferning marks are an uncommon and unusual cutaneous manifestation. These ferning ...
Low J C - - 1996
An outbreak of polioencephalomalacia affected 16 of 46 Swaledale lambs and five of 25 Scottish blackface lambs 15 to 32 days after they were introduced to an ad libitum concentrate ration containing 0.43 per cent sulphur. The clinical signs were acute and included depression central blindness and head-pressing, but no ...
Baruchin A M - - 1996
This case report describes a woman who, while visiting a hot spring, received partial- and full-thickness immersion scald burns of both ankles and heels. The prevention of such accidents is most important; efforts should be made to educate guides and tourists about the potential hazards inherent in these resorts.
Cox M J - - 1996
This report describes the case of a 13-year-old boy who suffered severe burns with inhalation injury during the recreational use of gasoline. Gasoline sniffing is a popular form of solvent abuse for young children and adolescents in isolated, rural communities. In addition to the neurological and physiological complications of gasoline ...
Bech-Thomsen N - - 1995
A case of solar pruritus is reported. Severe pruritus of the back, shoulders and upper lateral aspects of the arms, without any eruption, developed in a 28-year-old outdoor worker during 4 to 6 weeks of intensive solar exposure. The pruritus was intense and described as a burning sensation deep in ...
Rico Aguado A - - 1995
A case of simultaneous development of multiple vascular neoplasms in a patient with a previous history of burns and lymphoblastic lymphoma is reported. Microscopic examination revealed angiomatosis made up of diffuse capillary proliferation. We speculate that endogenous factors could have played an important role in the development of these neoplasms. ...
Kelsey R - - 1995
A review and typical case history of a patient with skin burns caused by prolonged exposure to wet cement was presented. This case is similar to other reported cases in the length of exposure, prolonged healing time, and typical scar formation. Burns from prolonged exposure to wet cement can result ...
LaBagnara J J - - 1995
Absorbable sutures are used frequently in the practice of surgery yet there have been no studies in the literature that review the currently available sutures. A newly released suture was used in a series of 80 head and neck patients and the results compared to the surgeon's experience with other ...
Inglis A - - 1995
A 32-year-old male was referred to intensive care with possible respiratory sepsis 15 days after sustaining 73 per cent TBSA electrical burns. Investigation revealed previously undiagnosed hyperosmolar non-ketotic diabetic coma. The aetiology, pathogenesis and management of this recognized complication of major burns is discussed. An interesting feature of this case ...
Gaur J R - - 1995
A case of arson is presented from the State of Himachal Pradesh, India. The case was initially reported as an accidental fire due to electrical short circuiting but was suspected by the police to be arson as Government money worth 1.32 lakh rupees was also stated to have been burned ...
Papaevangelou J - - 1995
Motor vehicles are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Burn injuries sustained from motor vehicles form a small but important subgroup. The authors have reviewed the case notes of 107 patients with motor vehicle-related burns over a 13-year period. The age ranged from 18 months to 65 years and ...
Ronnen M - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Ducatalon is a bipyridylium herbicide containing a mixture of diquat and paraquat, and is used in agriculture. Adverse reactions due to contact of this compound with the skin have rarely been described. CASE REPORTS: Two men were seen for severe pain due to extensive chemical burns in the perineal ...
Lerer L B - - 1994
To describe the features of homicide-associated burnings (HAB) and examine factors that distinguish between intentional and accidental fatal burn injury, we undertook a review of all burn cases admitted to the Salt River State Mortuary, Cape Town, South Africa, between January 1, 1991, and December 31, 1992. Of 358 burn-related ...
Dent C D - - 1994
A case of proliferative myositis arising in the tongue is described. Light and electron micrographs revealed the characteristic infiltrative growth pattern and cellular pleomorphism of this lesion. A review of the literature disclosed 50 reported cases of proliferative myositis, including 10 that originated in the head and neck. The rapid ...
Shukla P C - - 1994
Ocular thermal injuries from improper use of a microwave oven are rare. Manufacturers recommend cooking eggs in the microwave only after the shell has been removed and the yolk sac has been pierced with a pin. Failure to follow these instructions is likely to result in ocular and facial burns. ...
Matook G M - - 1994
"Burn-like" propane thermal injury is produced by evaporative heat loss causing damage to vital structures. Acute appearance is that of heat burn with progressive vascular compromise. Histopathologic study demonstrates epidermal and dermal necrosis followed by vascular thrombosis. Physicians should be aware of this injury and its consequence in light of ...
Ni H - - 1994
41 cases still showing various symptoms and signs after having been operated on for intralaryngeal conditions were treated with Yiqi Kaiyin Tang [symbol: see text] the vital energy replenishing and voice restoring decoction). The chief clinical manifestations were hoarseness of voice, lack of strength for speech, feeling of dryness and ...
Seidel J S - - 1994
The cases are presented of three patients who sustained scald burns after placing their braided hair in boiling water to set the braids. Caretakers and cosmetologists should be warned of the potential danger from scald burns when setting hair braids. Emergency physicians should be aware of this mechanism of injury ...
Marino G - - 1994
We present the case of a worker who was accidentally exposed (inhalational and dermal routes) to the chemicals dimethylacetamide and ethylenediamine for 90 minutes in a confined space. Clinical effects included delirium, hallucinations, skin burns, cellulitis, bilateral conjunctivitis, hepatitis, secondary coagulopathy, rhabdomyolysis, and a grade 2 esophagitis. Urinary monomethylacetamide levels ...
Adesunkanmi K - - 1994
A review of 156 patients with burn injuries admitted over a 5-year period (January 1988-December 1992) at Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesha, was undertaken. The male:female ratio was 1.6:1. About 70% of the cases were between 1 and 10 years of age (mean 9 years). Scalds were responsible for 50.6% of ...
Ruhl C M - - 1994
Despite the Geneva Protocol of 1925 and the Paris Conference on Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in 1989, sulfur mustard and other chemical weapons continue to pose a hazard to both civilians and soldiers. The presence of artillery shells containing sulfur mustard, both in waters where these shells were dumped and ...
Clevens R A - - 1994
We present a case report of reactive amyloidoma of the neck in a patient with chronic calcaneal osteomyelitis. Localized deposits of amyloid may occur throughout the upper aerodigestive tract, but are rarely observed in the soft tissues of the neck. This is the first report in the literature of localized ...
Horch R - - 1994
Phenol burns and intoxications are life-threatening injuries. Roughly 50 per cent of all reported cases have a fatal outcome. Only a small number of cases have been reported with high serum concentrations after phenol burns who survived. In our own experience a patient with 20.5 per cent total body surface ...
Singh A K - - 1994
A newly designed attachment device of the multipurpose head frame (Sugita) for Neuronavigator (Watanabe) is presented with an illustrative case of glioblastoma in an eloquent area. This has extended the usefulness of the neuronavigator for those who prefer and use the multipurpose head frame, while the requirements for keeping a ...
Hermans R - - 1994
We report the radiological findings and more specifically the MRI features in three typical cases of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis of the head and neck. All three cases were of solitary eosinophilic granuloma of bone: two mandibular and one temporal bone lesion. Reports on the MRI features of head and neck ...
Sisto D J - - 1993
A modular humeral hemiarthroplasty utilizing a prosthesis with a taper-lock design was performed on a 77-year-old woman with a diagnosis of rotator cuff arthropathy. Radiographic examination at 3 months after surgery revealed disarticulation of the modular head and neck from the humeral prosthetic stem. This is a case report of ...
Stewart M G - - 1993
Actinomycosis is a rare soft tissue infection caused by a gram-positive, anaerobic bacteria. It is seen only approximately once a year in major medical centers, and is rarer still in the pediatric population. About 50% of all cases of actinomycosis involve the head and neck. The organism is very difficult ...
Daya H - - 1993
Laryngeal papillomatosis is the commonest benign tumour affecting the larynx. Two forms are found i.e. juvenile onset and adult onset. Typically the juvenile onset form has a greater rate of recurrence and often remits with the onset of puberty (Corbitt et al., 1988). The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the ...
Rice R D RD - - 1993
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) of the skin is an uncommon, but highly aggressive neoplasm with a marked propensity for local and distant metastasis. Despite the fact that more than half of the 600 cases of MCC reported in the literature involved primary sites in the head and neck, MCC has ...
al-Fallouji H K - - 1993
Retropharyngeal haemorrhage is a rare condition. The classical picture is described as a triad of features; superior mediastinal obstruction, anterior displacement of the trachea on a plain X-ray of the neck and subcutaneous bruising appearing on the neck and spreading on to the chest wall (Sandor and Cooke, 1964). Two ...
Björk L - - 1993
A 14-month-old girl suffered a 10 per cent scalding injury from hot water of the type sometimes recognized as 'the teapot syndrome'. The hot water also reached the hypopharynx where it caused marked swelling of the mucosa and hence obstruction of the airway. Increasing respiratory distress made endotracheal intubation necessary ...
Gaur J R - - 1993
A young lady was alleged to have died due to accidental burns from a kerosene pressure stove. The dying declaration read that the deceased caught fire accidentally. Evaluation of physical evidence present at the site of the incident, the dying declaration and examination of the body refuted accidental burning from ...
Ummat S - - 1992
Fibrosarcoma in childhood is a rare disease. An interesting new case involving the infratemporal fossa in a three-year-old girl is reported. The literature, the symptomatology and the diagnostic features are reviewed. The difficult management decisions and the thorny problem of reconstruction of head and neck malignancies in growing children are ...
Savino L B - - 1992
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of "scalded mouth syndrome" (SMS) caused by lisinopril. PATIENT: A woman being treated with lisinopril for hypertension developed a burning sensation of her lips and buccal mucosa. The condition persisted with continued use of lisinopril and subsided when the medication was discontinued. CONCLUSIONS: The symptoms ...
Johnson J - - 1992
Management of facial burns is a challenge to the burn team because it may lead to functional and cosmetic compromise. Severe scarring of the nares may lead to nasal occlusion. This article introduces a method of maintaining nasal patency that allows respiratory exchange through the use of a custom-fabricated, semirigid ...
Wang C Y - - 1992
This is a five year retrospective study of chemical burn injury in our burn center between 1 January 1987 and 31 December 1991. Of the 1,226 total burn cases, 131 patients had chemical burns. We noted a constant prevailing incidence of 10.7% per year. Males (72%) are more common than ...
Singer A - - 1992
A review of 173 patients with chemical burns admitted to our burn unit was carried out during the years 1976-85. Most burns were work related (83 per cent). The majority of patients were men aged 21-50 years (mean age = 29.6 years). The mean total body surface area involved was ...
Himel H N - - 1992
With the current emphasis on recycling and the establishment of markets for sale of used copper wire, scavenging of copper wire from old buildings and equipment has become common. Although scavenging without permission constitutes theft, a more significant risk to the perpetrator is the potential for electrical burn injury in ...
Lee J Y - - 1992
Malignant melanoma occurring in burn scars is extremely rare. Nine cases are reported in the literature. We report a case of a small malignant melanoma arising in a stable thermal burn scar after a long latent period of 58 years. The case was unique in that it was of the ...
Himel H J - - 1992
Molten metal burns of the feet remain a common injury to foundry workers. A case is reported of a foundry worker who sustained circumferential molten metal burns of the distal foot and toes necessitating amputation of four toes. This severe injury could easily have been prevented by the use of ...
Mian E - - 1992
Applications of Condress (patented sheets of pure bovine collagen) on open skin surfaces (30 cases of "ulcus cruris", 5 cases of decubitus, and malum perforans; 10 cases of full-thickness burns) were examined in a controlled trial. Quantification of regeneration speed, macrophotographic survey of granulation tissue and epithelial border, thermographic and ...
Kobayashi S - - 1992
Acetabular osteonecrosis is a rare condition. Only five cases with histological analysis have been reported in the literature, and these patients had previously received radiotherapy. The 67-year-old woman reported on here, who had had no major systemic disorder or local radiotherapy, and who had never consumed alcohol, developed aseptic osteonecrosis ...
Razquin S - - 1991
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia has been described mainly in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues of the head and neck, and only occasionally in the oral cavity. A case of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia of the tongue in an 82-year-old man with typical morphologic features is presented. The diagnosis criteria and ...
Budny P G - - 1991
The mystical significance of fire is common to many cultures and religions. For the Buddhist community acts of self-mutilation by burning reflect a tradition for which the direct precedent is set in the ancient scriptures of the Lotus Sutra. Burns are produced by contact with incense and treated with oil ...
Beitler J J - - 1991
A retrospective review of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center experience (MSKCC) with esthesioneuroblastoma was performed. From 1975 to 1985 14 cases were identified. Overall 5- and 10-year survival was 86% and 70%, respectively. Four local failures were observed and 4 neck failures were observed. A review of the literature ...
Rush B M - - 1991
We present a case of retroperitoneal necrotizing fasciitis treated by urgent abdomino-perineal resection of the rectum with permanent colostomy. We can find no prior case in the English literature treated in this manner. Retroperitoneal occurrence of this disease is unusual. The process originated from perianal sepsis following chemotherapy for head ...
Sjaastad O - - 1991
"SUNCT" is a recently reported head pain syndrome characterized by shortlasting, unilateral neuralgiform paroxysms with conjunctival injection and tearing, and to a lesser extent nasal secretion, and (subclinical) sweating. Another case--that of a 56 year old male--is reported herein. The attacks lasted 1/2-1 min. and occurred only infrequently, i.e. once ...
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