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Michetti Christopher P - - 2010
Splenic injury is a rare complication of colonoscopy. Most literature on the topic is case-report based. Our objective was to perform a comprehensive analysis of characteristics of splenic injury due to colonoscopy from available published reports in the world literature, to compare and contrast this entity with that of traumatic ...
Tawfic Qutaiba A QA Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, - - 2010
Tunneled dialysis catheters are widely used for hemodialysis. Large caliber dilator is used for insertion of such catheter which can result in serious vascular injury leading to haemothorax. Here we report such an inadvertent central venous injury requiring thoracotomy following blind dilator advancement along with review of literature and recommendation ...
Montenovo Martin I - - 2010
Wandering spleen is a rare condition in which the spleen lacks retroperitoneal fixation, thus its vascular pedicle can twist resulting in ischemia. Although splenectomy has traditionally been used for this condition, splenopexy is increasingly used in the pediatric population to anchor the spleen and preserve splenic function. We report an ...
Magboul Magboul M A MM VA Medical Center, Iowa City. 52242-1009, USA. - - 2010
We report the first case of near serious lingual nerve injury in an 80-y-old female caused by the Rigid GlideScope Stylet. This complication was discovered during oral surgery and may have been missed if the site of surgery was not oral cavity.
Harper L - - 2011
To assess what is done and what is recommended concerning fixation of the solitary testis. We conducted an e-mail survey of current practices in 28 pediatric surgery departments in 28 university or general hospitals in France. We then reviewed what evidence could be found in the literature. All surgeons fix ...
Anschutz John R - - 2010
The ability to successfully return to driving following neurologic injury is one of the most critical factors in re-establishing independence and the most notable safety concern of health providers and family members. This assistive technology study describes the development of a verbal cuing device called the Electronic Driving Coach used ...
Hussain M - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Torsion of the spleen is a rare cause of abdominal pain. Predisposition occurs following abnormal development of splenic suspensory ligaments. We report a case of splenic torsion in a spleen sited in a normal anatomical position and discuss the latest treatment options. To the best of our knowledge, this ...
Wakeman Derek - - 2010
Complete urogenital nonunion presenting as complete separation of the epididymis and testicle is a rare condition. The anomaly has an embryologic basis and frequently is associated with an undescended testis. We present a case of complete separation of the testis and epididymis found incidentally during an exploration of an undescended ...
Chen Xinhua - - 2010
Two cases of males with subcutaneous masses as the first clinical sign of testicular choriocarcinoma are reported. The urine and serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test confirmed high level hCG from male choriocarcinoma. These cases, although very rare, can be a great diagnostic and therapeutic challenge and should be considered ...
Savas M - - 2010
The presence of more than two testes confirmed by histology is called polyorchidism. Polyorchidism is an extremely rare congenital anomaly with a few more than 100 cases reported in the literature. The majority of reported cases are asymptomatic patients, others present with cryptorchidism, hydrocele, varicocele, epididymitis, infertility, testicular malignancy and ...
Muller Mark S - - 2010
Disruptions of the lateral soft tissue restraints of the elbow, including the lateral ulnar collateral ligament, are a well-recognized clinical entity which may result in chronic elbow instability. When symptomatic, most authors recommend surgery to reconstruct the LUCL. We report on a case of a professional football player who sustained ...
Kadic L - - 2010
Cervical near-hanging injuries are most frequent in the young adult population. However, the literature gives little guidance regarding diagnostic evaluation of these patients, although it is well known that their initial clinical presentation has limited prognostic value. This case report presents a patient who actually survived a suicidal near-hanging attempt ...
Kasper Ekkehard M - - 2010
Penetrating brain injuries caused by explosions are survived in extremely rare cases only. However, potential casualties of such cases may be encountered by regular physicians even outside a war zone, e.g., due to an assault or terror blast. There is very limited literature to this end; therefore, we report the ...
Amadasun Frederick Ebegue - - 2010
Introduction. Suxamethonium, a deepolarizing muscle relaxant, increases intraocular pressure. It is therefore advised to be avoided in open globe surgery, for fear of extruding ocular contents. Several anecdotal reports support this fear. Some workers however, dispute this claim. There is as yet no formal case report in the literature on ...
Maconochie Ian - - 2010
Head injury in young adults is often associated with motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports injuries. In older adults it is often associated with falls. Severe head injury can lead to secondary brain damage from cerebral ischaemia resulting from hypotension, hypercapnia, and raised intracranial pressure. Severity of brain injury is ...
Cooperstein Robert - - 2009
Although it is common to find assertions relating functional leg length inequality (LLI) to pelvic torsion and other states of subluxation, comments and/or data concerning anatomical LLI in this same context are uncommon. This review of the literature synthesizes the evidence on pelvic torsion in relation to anatomical LLI. The ...
Menon Santosh - - 2009
Spermatocytic seminoma is an uncommon testicular germ cell tumor associated with a favorable outcome. Sarcomatous transformation in a spermatocytic seminoma is extremely rare with only 13 cases being reported in English literature. The presence of a sarcomatous component is associated with an aggressive behavior, metastasis, and poor prognosis. We present ...
Romeo C - - 2009
The varicocele is the abnormal dilation of the veins of the pampiniform plexus, resulting from an altered venous drainage, and it is considered one of the main causes of male infertility. In this paper we review the most recent observations on the histological, endocrinological, biochemical and clinical alterations reported in ...
Gupta Vanita - - 2009
Gallbladder torsion is a rare entity, which is often difficult to diagnose preoperatively. Since its first description in 1898 by Wendel, there have been over 500 documented cases in the literature. It is defined as rotation of the gallbladder on its mesentery along the axis of the cystic duct and ...
White Colin P - - 2009
A recent case of seal finger which was misdiagnosed and hence mistreated at the patient's first presentation is described. The patient was eventually referred to a hand specialist and after the correct treatment with tetracycline, responded well without any long-term sequelae. Seal finger is an occupational injury that occurs to ...
Varma R - - 2009
We report a case of acute epididymo-orchitis due to early infectious syphilis, mimicking as testicular malignancy in an undiagnosed HIV-positive individual. He presented with a mass on his testicle and simultaneously had serology consistent with early syphilis. It could not be distinguished from a malignancy, which necessitated urgent orchidectomy. Histology ...
Ndaguatha P L W - - 2009
Adult testicular torsion is thought to be rare if not relatively unusual. The rarity could be an underestimation since there are many episodes of missed torsions and misdiagnosis with other conditions of acute scrotum despite the now widespread ultra sound availability that are being reported in the literature. Such a ...
Breunung Nina - - 2009
A case report of omental torsion, which is a rare differential diagnosis of the acute abdomen. Intraoperative diagnosis and treatment by resection are the current management of choice, however with increasing use of pre-operative imaging this may need to be reconsidered.
Christianakis Efstratios - - 2009
Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of the right lower quadrant acute abdominal pain in children. Some other conditions including cecal epiploica appendix torsion, can simulate acute abdomen. Epiploica appendix torsion usually occurs in the sigmoid colon and rarely in the cecum of adult males. In children, this entity ...
Hajiioannou Jiannis K - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We present a rare case of perilymphatic fistula which occurred due to bony erosion by a tympanostomy tube that had migrated into and become interred in the middle-ear space. METHOD: We present a case report and a literature review concerning migration of tympanostomy tubes into the middle ear as ...
Pandey A - - 2009
A rare case of transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) in a 3-year-old child presenting to the department as bilateral undescended testis along with inguinal hernia is described. The patient was misdiagnosed at a peripheral health centre as a case of inguinal hernia and intersex. As TTE in such a condition is ...
Ichinokawa Masaomi - - 2008
Incarcerated femoral hernia with ovary and fallopian tube torsion is very rare in children. We herein report a case of incarcerated femoral hernia with ovary and fallopian tube torsion in a 7-month-old female who was diagnosed on the basis of operative findings. We released the torsion of the left fallopian ...
Chan Jennifer L - - 2009
Testicular torsion can be extravaginal, intravaginal, or mesorchial. Mesorchial torsion is less well defined and has an atypical presentation. Here we present the case of a 13-year-old with severe, intermittent right scrotal pain, erythema, and a large hydrocele. Color Doppler ultrasound examination showed epididymal enlargement and normal flow. Weeks after ...
Ilbey Yusuf Ozlem - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Testicular torsion is a rare pathology in adults. While it generally develops as a consequence of certain congenital abnormalities in pediatric and adolescent patients, the exact mechanism in adults remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old man initially diagnosed with right epididiymal cyst, when presented with severe right-sided scrotal pain ...
Hassan A - - 2008
Polyorchidism is a rare anomaly, defined as the presence of more than two testicles with about 100 cases reported in the literature. The majority of cases were triorchidism with occasional bilateral duplication. We report the case of a 32-year-old man with polyorchidism, presenting with primary infertility with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia semen profile. ...
Kumar Basant - - 2008
Supernumerary testis or polyorchidism is a rare anatomical and congenital anomaly, and approximately 100 cases have been reported in the literature so far. It is often associated with processus vaginalis anomalies and with increased risk of malignancy and infertility. We report a case and its management, having left-sided duplex testis ...
Howarth, Francis G
Land nemertines are here reported in the Hawaiian Islands for the first time. Argonemertes dendyi, a native of Western Australia, has been found in moist forest litter at high elevations on the islands of Maui and Hawaii, and has also invaded lava tubes on the latter island. This is the ...
Naouar Sahbi - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To describe the embryologic, clinical, and therapeutic features of transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) and to review the literature on similar cases. METHODS: Three cases of TTE were discovered accidentally during surgery for inguinal hernia and undescended testes; a persistent Müllerian duct syndrome (PMDS) was associated in 1 case. We ...
Erkan A N - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We compared the efficacy of T-tubes and bicanalicular silicone tubes in endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 54 eyes of 49 patients who had experienced nasolacrimal duct obstruction and undergone endoscopic DCR. Group one had bicanalicular silicone tube stents implanted (24 eyes), and group two consisted of patients ...
Khedis Mehdi - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To present 2 cases with polyorchidism, to review the literature about polyorchidism, and to propose a rational therapeutic algorithm. METHODS: In our institution, we encountered 2 patients with polyorchidism: The 1st patient had bilateral double testis with testicular torsion, and the 2nd patient presented with an indolent scrotal mass. ...
Casale Manuele - - 2007
Politzer maneuver causes retrograde inflation of the middle ear by forcing air through the eustachian tube, and it has been proposed by many authors as the main nonsurgical treatment of middle ear effusion. To our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature in which air entering into a ...
Comerci Giuseppe - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To report two cases of isolated fallopian tubal torsion that emphasize the rarity and difficult of diagnosis. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: A district general hospital. PATIENT(S): We report two cases of hematosalpinx due to torsion of the fallopian tube. The symptoms were not specific; both patients had acute lower ...
Torretti Joel A - - 2007
Cervical spine trauma is a common problem with a wide range of severity from minor ligamentous injury to frank osteo-ligamentous instability with spinal cord injury. The emergent evaluation of patients at risk relies on standardized clinical and radiographic protocols to identify injuries; elucidate associated pathology; classify injuries; and predict instability, ...
Ghinoi Alessandra - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of biopsy-verified Wegener granulomatosis (WG) with positive c-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies who had evidence of spleen infarction and to review the relevant literature on spleen involvement in WG. METHODS: Descriptive case report of 1 patient with WG complicated by spleen infarction and review of the relevant ...
Morris David S - - 2007
PURPOSE: The motility of testicular derived spermatozoa reflects viability and predicts success during intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Although improvements in sperm motility are seen after incubation for extended periods, no guidelines suggest duration or media use for optimal improvement in motility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 1999 and February 2005 testicular ...
Purushothaman H - - 2007
Intratesticular haematoma is not well described in the ultrasound literature and may be mistaken for a primary testicular malignancy if a detailed clinical history and careful ultrasound examination are not performed. We report two cases of intratesticular haematoma (one complicated by the presence of microlithiasis), describe the ultrasound appearances and ...
Sarkis Pierrot E - - 2007
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of isolated neonatal penile glanular torsion, describe the basic characteristics, and explore the relationship between foreskin and glans torsion. METHODOLOGY: A prospective survey was conducted of all male newborns admitted to nursery after delivery, or neonates less than 3 months presenting for circumcision. Cases with ...
Ott Helmut W - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a woman with Kartagener's syndrome with complete immotility of ciliae and normal transport of spermatozoa. DESIGN: Case report. PATIENTS: A 31-year-old woman with Kartagener's syndrome. SETTING: Medical university-affiliated teaching hospital. INTERVENTION(S): Ultrasonography, hysterosalpingoscintigraphy using technetium-99m-labeled macroaggregates of human serum albumin, application of oxytocin. MAIN ...
Chung Jae Min - - 2007
A pure testicular rhabdomyosarcoma in infants and children is a very rare type of tumor. A 9-month-old baby boy who presented with a painless right testicular swelling underwent right inguinal radical orchiectomy with suspicion of testicular malignancy. This case was confirmed as an embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma by the histopathologic and immunohistochemical ...
Singla, Sham Lal
Pediatric wandering spleen is a clinical rarity. Generally it remains asymptomatic, but may present as a painless migratory lump in the left hypochondrium. Rarely it may present as acute abdomen after undergoing torsion over its pedicle leading to infarction and gangrene. Available treatment options include splenectomy or splenopexy. Splenectomy at ...
Gaym Asheber - - 2007
Leiomyoma uteri are common benign genital neoplasia among women of late reproductive age. Most are asymptomatic. Among those having symptoms, abnormal uterine bleeding and pelvic pressure symptoms are common presenting features. Less common indications for treatment include infertility and abdominal distension. Acute onset severe abdominal pain is an unusual presenting ...
Metheny Norma A - - 2007
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Blind placement of a feeding tube can result in serious complications. Given the widespread use of tube feedings, even a small percentage of such problems can affect a significant number of people. The purpose of this review is to describe recent reports of feeding tube placement problems ...
Poujade Olivier - - 2007
The torsion of greater omentum is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain. After relating a case of torsion of the great omentum we review the literature. Its etiology is uncertain, although several factors have been underlined. The symptoms mimic surgical illness acute appendicitis, cholecystis, or diverticulitis. Sometimes ultrasonography and ...
Malik Vinod - - 2007
Although true hermaphrodite is uncommon, it has been reported in more than 400 individuals. Tumours arising in the gonads of true hermaphrodite is a very rare finding and only very few cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 35-year-old phenotype man with bilateral undescended ...
Calcagno Carlo - - 2007
Segmental infarction of the testis is rare. To the best of our knowledge 36 cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of focal infarction of the upper pole of the testis in a 23-year-old man following herniorrhaphy and varicocelectomy, treated with conservative surgery after intraoperative negative ...
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