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Guérin Patrice - - 2005
We report two successful transcatheter closures of intrahepatic venovenous malformations observed after bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomoses. These malformations were detected immediately after surgery in one case and during a 10-year follow-up in the second case. These intrahepatic venovenous malformations were successfully occluded by the implantation of an Amplatzer atrial septal occluder.
Kletenský J - - 2005
Dehiscence of the bronchial stump as well as the tracheo-bronchial-pleural fistula is a rare but life-threatening complication of pulmonary resections. Absence of the immediately accessible well vascularized soft tissues makes successful direct resuture of the bronchial stump or local closure of the defect problematic, particularly in the infected terrain. The ...
Chiba Yu A - - 2005
When tracheoesophageal diversion is performed, laryngeal phonation is usually impossible. We, however, experienced the case of a 65 year-old female patient, who was able to do so. Fluoroscopic and videoendoscopic examinations elucidated her mechanism of phonation. This is the first detailed report describing the mechanism of laryngeal phonation after the ...
Verbeeck N - - 2005
We present a case of post-cardiac catheterization femoral fistula diagnosed by color and pulsed Doppler sonography and treated by ultrasound-guided compression. We avail ourselves of the case to review the echo Doppler semiology of the different types of arteriovenous fistulas with an emphasis on the functional analysis of the dialysis ...
Ott V - - 2005
Enteric fistulas are a rare but serious complication following the repair of an incisional hernia using a prosthesis. We report the case of a 52-year-old man who developed an enterocolocutaneus fistula after incisional hernia repair with intra-abdominal polyester mesh. This case shows that one may want to avoid placing the ...
Webb Jill B - - 2004
We report a very rare case of a high flow arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the upper limb that caused high output cardiac failure at birth. There was early transfer of the baby to the care of a multidisciplinary team. After radiological intervention, the arm distal to the malformation became ischaemic ...
Lim C H - - 2004
Intramural oesophageal haematoma is a rare condition that may present as vomiting or haematemesis. Mallory-Weiss tear has been proposed as a possible aetiology but the evidence to support this is circumstantial. A case of oesophageal haematoma associated with evidence of Mallory-Weiss tear on endoscopy that helps to support this hypothesis ...
Takada T - - 2004
Colouterine fistulae secondary to sigmoid diverticulitis are unusual. Methods for diagnosis remain to be established. We report a case with a colouterine fistula in which sonohysterography detected the flow of ultrasound contrast medium between the uterine cavity and the sigmoid colon through the posterior uterine wall, thus confirming the diagnosis. ...
Raghu Mallappa - - 2004
Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) of the head and neck are rare. They usually occur intracranially and derive their vascular supply from the intracranial vessels. In the English literature there has not been any documented case of AVMs in and around the external auditory meatus (EAM). The authors present the first case, ...
Beathard Gerald A - - 2004
Treatment of early fistula failure can present a challenge as it relates to the evaluation and treatments required for successful management. It can also present a challenge related to accurate and correct coding of the procedures performed. A clinical case is presented in order to discuss the coding of a ...
Hsu Y-L - - 2004
Cerebral manifestations of Osler-Weber-Rendu disease (OWRD, hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia) including telangiectases, venous malformations, and arteriovenous malformations, are usually under-recognised. The highest complication rate is observed in high flow cerebral arteriovenous malformations, which may present with headache, epilepsy, ischaemia, or haemorrhage. Cerebral air embolism during self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) diving ...
Yilmaz Ismail - - 2004
The authors report an extremely rare case of complete fistula of the second branchial cleft, with an external opening in the skin and an internal opening in the oropharyngeal mucosa. A 13-year-old girl presented with the complaint of intermittent drainage from the right side of her neck, a problem that ...
Ahn Hyun Young - - 2005
Uterine arteriovenous malformations are very rare and potentially life-threatening. They can present with menorrhagia, postpartum bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, an asymptomatic mass, or congestive heart failure. We present a 37-year-old woman with massive uterine bleeding that started abruptly 3 weeks after D and C and was found to be due to ...
Yu Gerard V - - 2004
Arteriovenous malformations have been reported as rare clinical entities in the foot. When these lesions present, they are most often found in the brain, lungs, and pelvis/thigh of the lower extremity and develop as a result of failed fetal vascular development. Arteriovenous malformations can present with a variety of dermatologic ...
MacLeod T M - - 2004
Body piercing has been practiced for many centuries and is thought to have its origins in the Hindu religion. As traditional ear piercings have given way to more adventurous anatomical sites, so too have the associated complications of these practices. We present the case of a 35 year old man ...
Dennison Godwin - - 2004
Mammary fistulas occurring in males are extremely rare, the first being described in 1974 by Tedeschi et al. (1). Our detailed review of the world literature has revealed a total of just 20 cases of mammary fistulas in males; a total which includes three cases of mammary fistulas in infants ...
Benndorf Goetz - - 2004
The authors report an unusual case of an extensive spontaneous subgaleal hematoma caused by a bilateral arteriovenous shunting lesion involving the diploic veins. The enlarged diploic canals and the existence of bilateral diploic arteriovenous shunts with no history of fracture or trauma indicate that these fistulas developed spontaneously over a ...
Aviv Richard I - - 2004
Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) in the craniocervical junction are rare but clinically important. DAVFs can be associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a feature distinguishing them from DAVFs in the thoracolumbar region. These lesions are often overlooked at cerebral angiography performed to assess SAH and account for a small proportion of ...
Horsirimanont Suthas - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To determine the accuracy of two main radiologic tools currently employed in the clinical management of anorectal malformations, the invertogram and the distal colostogram. The data will be useful as a basis for quality assurance as well as for future comparisons in case there are innovations to be considered. ...
Imamo─člu Mustafa - - 2004
Esophageal impacting of button batteries must be distinguished from impacting of other foreign bodies because of their severe complications. We present a 2.5-year-old girl who had an acquired tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF) caused by a calculator battery lodged in her esophagus. We also review the literature and assess the applicability of ...
Cay Ali - - 2004
The authors describe the case of a 16-month-old boy with benign duodenocolic fistula due to safety pin ingestion who presented with abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss. Etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis and management are discussed and the literature is reviewed. Early diagnosis and surgical management are necessary to avoid serious morbidity.
Costa David - - 2004
Umbilical hernia is a high-prevalence problem in adults. Traditional herniorrhaphy is marked by high recurrence rates, but nowadays, the use of prosthetic materials has improved results and has even brought about lower morbidity rates, making the enterocutaneous fistula an exceptional complication of umbilical hernioplasty. We report on a case of ...
Wang Yi-Chou - - 2004
Intracranial pial arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are rare vascular lesions, of which fewer than 90 cases have been reported in the literature. They are composed of one or more arterial feeding vessels and a single draining vein that usually result in a huge varix. Because of the high-flow shunting, a poor ...
Falcioni M - - 2004
Pulsatile tinnitus is an uncommon otological symptom, which often presents a diagnostic and management dilemma to the otolaryngologist. This symptom always deserves a thorough evaluation to avoid disastrous consequences from potentially life-threatening associated pathology. In most of the patients a treatable underlying aetiology can be identified. Frequent causes mentioned in ...
Ansari M S - - 2004
We report two unusual cases of spontaneous nephrocutaneous fistulas. They were discovered to be the cases of neglected calculous disease in a poorly functioning kidney and tuberculous pyelonephritis respectively. A timely nephrectomy cured their debilitating condition and prevented further morbidity. We have discussed the etio-pathogenesis, clinical and diagnostic approach towards ...
Lapid Oren - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Post-rhytidectomy sialocele is a rare complication. The usual treatment uses prolonged drainage. The use of antisialogogues has been described previously, but has potential side effects. Transdermal scopolamine SCOPODERM TTS is indicated for the prevention of motion sickness and also has antisialogugue action. METHODS: An interventional case report is presented. ...
Gabr E M - - 2004
Fifty cases of oromandibular reconstruction using vascularized free flaps to evaluate functional parameters of results were evaluated. There were 23 iliac crest flaps, 17 fibula flaps, 30 ulnar forearm flaps, and 3 radial forearm flaps with bone. Thirteen female and 37 male patients comprised the study, with a mean age ...
Kiss András - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: To assess the effectiveness of buccal mucosa patch graft in the treatment of recurrent large urethrocutaneous fistula after hypospadias repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A free graft of buccal mucosa was used for closure in 7 boys (mean age 4.8 years) with large (>4 mm) urethocutaneous fistula. Four fistulas were ...
Siddhartha W - - 2003
We report a rare case of a 36-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) with bilateral vertebro-vertebral arteriovenous fistulas. The patient presented with quadriparesis and had neck pain. Angiography revealed vertebral arteriovenous fistulas bilaterally with dilated epidural venous plexuses compressing the cervical cord resulting in quadriparesis. Endovascular treatment using coils and ...
Sinha Saroj Kant - - 2003
Malakoplakia is a rare chronic inflammatory disease, usually involving the urogenital tract. We report a patient who presented with a psoas abscess, and later developed colocutaneous fistula at the site of abscess drainage and multiple spontaneous fistulae away from the site of incision. Histology of the resected specimen showed Michaelis-Gutmann ...
Ralphs S Christopher - - 2003
A urethrorectal fistula was diagnosed in a 10-week-old, intact male bulldog, presented with a history of urine dribbling from his anus. The fistula was ligated using a novel perineal approach, resulting in resolution of clinical signs. The described procedure is simpler and less invasive than previously described repairs.
Estrada Oscar - - 2003
Arterioportal fistulas are uncommon. The case of a patient with massive uncontrollable esophageal variceal bleeding is presented. Reversible portal hypertension was caused by a posttraumatic giant intrapancreatic aortosplenic fistula. Percutaneous closure was unsuccessful, and pancreatectomy was performed to control the bleeding. The case is discussed and the literature on this ...
Vandemergel X X Department of General Internal Medicine, C.U.B. Hôpital Erasme, 808 route de Lennik, 1070 Bruxelles. - - 2003
Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy is classically associated with chronic pulmonary disease, cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. However, deep infection such as vascular graft infection is an etiology important to recognize because of the risk of life-threatening complication (aorto-enteric fistula). In this study, we reported two cases of aortic graft infection and one ...
Petri Nadan M - - 2003
We report a case of a 12-month-old child who acquired an esophagotracheal fistula of 5 mm in diameter after an ingested lithium disc battery impaction. Failure to recognize foreign body on chest X-rays resulted in a delay of 28 days in establishing the diagnosis. Feeding via nasogastric tube and hyperbaric ...
Ali M Jafer - - 2003
Angiographically confirmed surgical resection is believed to be the 'gold standard' for cure in the treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, rare exceptions of recurrent AVMs have been documented. We are aware of 11 reported cases of recurrent AVMs in which complete resection of the initial lesion was confirmed ...
de Keizer R - - 2003
The author investigated 101 cases with direct dural carotid-cavernous and orbital arteriovenous fistulas (CCF). The characteristic clinical findings, such as specific epibulbar arterialized loops, are described and the differential diagnosis of the striking diagnostic triad (exophthalmos, the above-mentioned loops and glaucoma) is discussed, together with the exclusion criteria for other ...
Tedeschi Amando - - 2003
Actinomycosis of the female genital tract has greatly increased over the last two decades. A pelvic form of the disease, associated with the use of Intra-uterine Devices (IUD), can severely damage pelvic organs and even can lead to death. We report a case of pelvic actinomycosis presenting as cutaneous fistula.
Yazici Mesut - - 2003
Complications of neonatal circumcision are generally minor and occur early; a few reports exist on the late or serious kind. The authors describe a case of urethrocutaneous fistula occurring 13 years postcircumcision. The patient also had a skin bridge, another late complication of circumcision. The authors suggest erections in puberty ...
Paschalis-Purtak K - - 2003
Arteriovenous fistulas of the kidney are rare. They may be acquired, idiopathic or arise in congenital arteriovenous malformations. There are only few reports in the current literature describing the successful embolisation of idiopathic arteriovenous fistulas. We report a 47-year-old hypertensive female patient with a successfully embolised arteriovenous fistula. Diagnosis was ...
Kougias Panagiotis - - 2003
Aortogastric fistulas are a rare but usually fatal entity that presents as an acute gastrointestinal bleeding. The authors present the case of a 65-year-old man who had undergone a Nissen fundoplication and presented in the emergency room with syncope secondary to massive upper gastrointestinal tract bleed. Despite aggressive resuscitation and ...
Chatterjee S - - 2003
Congenital fistulae of the neck are branchial in origin and of these 2nd arch fistula is by far the most common, 3rd and 4th arch fistulae being very rare. Here, a case of fistula present since birth and extending from the neck, near the midline to the alveololingual sulcus, considered ...
Lloyd Christian - - 2002
We describe a case of a 30-year-old man who developed a recurrent pleural effusion after sustaining a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest with subsequent complete paralysis at the T2 level. Subarachnoid-pleural fistulas have rarely been reported as complications of penetrating and blunt trauma, thoracic surgery, as ...
Craig Kathryn - - 2002
A case is reported of broncholithiasis in a 29-year-old female factory worker presenting with cough and lithoptysis. Broncholithiasis is a rare disorder characterized by calcified perihilar and mediastinal lymph nodes eroding into the tracheobronchial tree. Although cough, hemoptysis, lithoptysis, pneumonia and bronchoesophageal fistula formation have been reported, broncholithiasis may also ...
Küker W - - 2003
Malformations of the corpus callosum (CC) may occur in many different syndromes. Various forms have been observed. We report seven cases of malformation of the CC. Special attention is directed towards the development of the fornix and hippocampus as a hippocampal commissure is a prerequisite of normal hippocampal development. The ...
Wiseman Sam - - 2002
Pharyngocutaneous fistulization is a dreaded and devastating complication of laryngectomy. Although the specific risk factors are controversial, a history of prior radiation therapy has generally been accepted to be a major risk factor for developing this complication. We present a case of a postlaryngectomy pharyngocutaneous fistula developing in a previously ...
Spruijt Liesbeth - - 2002
We report two patients with oesophageal atresia, tracheo-oesophageal fistula and unilateral tibial aplasia. The karyotype in both patients was normal and both cases were sporadic. The congenital defects of the children can be regarded as an uncommon variant of VA(C)TER(L) association. Recently Basel and Goldblatt [(2000) Clin Dysmorphol 9:205-208] reported ...
Patra Rishavdeb - - 2002
Pyriform sinus fistulae/sinuses are rare causes of recurrent cervical abscess, especially on the left side. They can also present as acute thyroiditis. Treatment in the form of simple incision and drainage is invariably unsuccessful, and the entity may be confused with the residual tract of a second branchial arch anomaly. ...
Miwa Keisuke - - 2002
We present the case of a 55-year-old man with advanced esophageal cancer who was successfully treated using a self-expandable metallic stent (S-EMS) for 6 months and subsequently was treated for an esophagobronchial fistula as a complication of the initial S-EMS using a silicone airway stent for an additional 4 months. ...
Hyodo Akio - - 2002
High flow arteriovenous malformations are commonly treated by using an endovascular approach with detachable coils. Although the risk of coil migration or distal embolisation into the venous system is almost always a consideration when treating these lesions, coil migration of a coil mass comprised of several coils is uncommonly seen, ...
Losanoff J E - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The underlying risk associated with visceral mesh erosion is the close opposition of adjacent intestines to the prosthetic graft. This highly morbid condition has been described with most types and techniques of abdominal wall mesh repair. PATIENT: We report the case of a 52-year-old man who presented with an ...
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