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Sagransky Matthew J - - 2012
BACKGROUND Pachydermodactyly is a rare, benign, acquired form of digital fibromatosis. The etiology of pachydermodactyly is unknown but is believed to be due to repeated mechanical injury of the skin. We report 2 cases identified in poultry processing workers and review other conditions associated with these cutaneous findings. OBSERVATIONS The ...
Coppi Giovanni - - 2012
Blunt aortic injury (BAI) involving an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is uncommon. The presence of an ARSA entails several treatment issues, in particular regarding the risk of perioperative posterior cerebral stroke. We report the case of a man with an ARSA who suffered from BAI. An initial conservative treatment ...
Rangdal Sushil S - - 2012
A very rare and serious complication of shoulder dislocation is a lesion to the axillary artery in the elderly population, whose vascular structures have become less flexible. Axillary artery injury secondary to anteroinferior shoulder dislocation is much rarer, especially in the young people. Proper recognition and treatment of this entity ...
Sobhani S - - 2012
Studies regarding ankle and foot overuse injuries are quite diverse in research methodology, data reporting, and outcomes. The aims of this systematic review were to analyze the methodology of published studies regarding ankle and foot overuse injuries in different sports disciplines and to summarize epidemiological data of ankle and foot ...
Fitzpatrick-Swallow Virginia L - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Primary blast lung injury after explosions has been well described in the literature. A case of injury to the lung, after a shotgun wound to the head, similar to primary blast lung, is presented. Histological appearances of the lung revealed alveolar over distension, rupture and intra-alveolar hemorrhage. Primary blast ...
Luenam Suriya - - 2012
A massive rotator cuff tear in association with acute traumatic posterior glenohumeral dislocation is rare. To our knowledge, only four documented cases have been reported in the literature. We present two additional cases of such injury secondary to the traffic accident. The first patient had an unsuccessful closed reduction due ...
Jones A L C - - 2012
Distinguishing diaphragmatic eventration from rupture in the trauma setting can be a considerable challenge. We present a case involving a man suffering from chest pain and with a raised left hemidiaphragm on the chest radiograph after a motor vehicle injury. A review of the literature discusses the use of imaging ...
Nair S C - - 2012
Salivary fistula after a traumatic injury in the buccal region is not common. It is most commonly encountered in injuries involving the pre auricular region or soft tissues along the course of the parotid duct. It is more frequent in the parotid because its anatomical location is superficial; traumatic salivary ...
Yazdi Hamid R - - 2012
Triceps tendon rupture or avulsion is a rare tendon injury. The most common feature of injury is avulsion from osseous insertion on the olecranon. The diagnosis of acute triceps tendon rupture may be missed, and a missed diagnosis can result in prolonged disability and delayed operative management. In this article, ...
Phelan Herb A - - 2012
Despite the frequency and morbidity of venous thromboembolism (VTE) development after traumatic brain injury (TBI), no national standard of care exists to guide TBI caregivers for the use of prophylactic anticoagulation. Fears of iatrogenic propagation of intracranial hemorrhage patterns have led to a dearth of research in this field, and ...
Wintemute Garen J - - 2012
Stray bullet shootings contribute to a sense of risk in affected communities but have rarely been studied. We describe the epidemiology and clinical aspects of stray bullet shootings in the United States. We defined a case as a shooting event involving death or injury to a person and meeting criteria ...
Lippacher Sabine - - 2012
Patellar instability is a common knee injury in children and adolescents. After first-time dislocation, a nonoperative course is widespread. In cases of recurrent patellar dislocation, operative therapy is widely recommended. This case report shows the complicating history after a period of numerous patellar dislocations with primarily spontaneous reduction and a ...
Duntze J - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: This case reports atlantoaxial stabilization in case of V3 segment anomaly. PATIENT: We report the case of a patient who was victim of a complex C2 fracture requiring atlantoaxial stabilization whereas the initial cervical 3D CT angiography showed a persistent first intersegmental artery consisting in a V3 segment of ...
King Ian - - 2012
A 32-year-old man presented with chemical burns to his penis following accidental application of depilatory cream to the area. The gentleman consequently sustained deep dermal burns to his penis, experiencing genital swelling and dysuria. This injury was managed conservatively in our burns unit and the patient was discharged shortly after. ...
Paschos Konstantinos A - - 2012
Trauma has been reported as a cause of appendicitis on several cases in the literature. The present study reports the relationship between blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) of injury severity score less than 4 and appendicitis. A 17-year-old girl developed appendicitis after a minor BAT. An ecchymosis at the right lower ...
Mascarenhas Ana Karina - - 2012
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Mouthguards in sport activities: history, physical properties and injury prevention effectiveness. Knapik JJ, Stephen W, Marshall SW, Lee RB, Darakjy SS, Jones SB, et al. Sports Med 2007;37(2):117-44. REVIEWER: Ana Karina Mascarenhas, BDS, MPH, DrPH PURPOSE/QUESTION: To assess the effectiveness of mouthguards in preventing orofacial injuries ...
Bhatt Y M - - 2012
A musical hallucination is defined as a form of auditory hallucination characterised by the perception of music in the absence of external acoustic stimuli. It is infrequently cited in the literature, although population studies suggest a greater prevalence. The aetiology of this unusual disorder remains unclear. A 70-year-old man with ...
Schwerkoske John P - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature for cases of deliberate self-harm that directly reference Bible verses as a motivation for action and discuss predictive factors of such behaviors and post-injury management strategies. METHODS: Sixteen cases of self-mutilation prompted by Biblical verses were found in the existing literature. The authors also describe ...
Reisner Andrew D - - 2012
The focus of this practice review is to understand the precursors, correlates, and treatment of self-injury by ingestion of foreign objects among patients in inpatient mental health facilities. These cases exhibited pervasive psychopathology of early onset, histories of severe personality disorder, and trauma. The cases seemingly presented a higher incidence ...
Asati Dinesh P - - 2012
Examination of non-accidental injuries on a body should be done with caution, as often skin diseases can mimic deliberate injuries. Patients with active dermatoses or their residual/post-inflammatory spots seen during autopsy can generate false alarms or suspicion of burns, child abuse or battering, sexual assault or other medicolegal cases. The ...
Syebele Kabunda - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: This article describes a case series of oral and oropharyngeal impalement injuries in pediatric patients and highlights the peculiar etiological role of the rural environment. STUDY DESIGN: The records of nine pediatric patients who presented with oropharyngeal impalement injuries were reviewed. The patients were all from various rural areas ...
Jayasundara J A - - 2012
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a potential complication following brain or spinal cord injuries and diseases. Post-encephalitis HO is rare, and the number of affected joints is a prognostic predictor. A literature review revealed only a limited number of such cases, with one or two anatomical regions affected in each case. ...
Borgonovo Andrea - - 2012
After an inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) injury, the onset of altered sensation usually begins immediately after surgery. However, it sometimes begins after several days, which is referred to as delayed paresthesia. The authors considered three different etiologies that likely produce inflammation along the nerve trunk and cause delayed paresthesia: compression ...
Lessne Mark L - - 2012
Reperfusion injury after venous thrombolysis for phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD), despite its potentially rapid, fatal course, has not been well described in the literature. Two cases of fatal reperfusion injury after venous thrombolysis are reported, and the clinical manifestations and treatment strategies of PCD and the aspects of reperfusion injury ...
Janzen Mark - - 2012
The clinical and intraoperative findings of an iatrogenic injury to a congenitally present right sided ascending aorta treated by deployment of a percutaneous closure device is reported. This is a first literature report of a biodegradable closure system being utililized to treat a puncture to the ascending arch.
Cagle William E G WE - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Traumatic cardiac injuries are an uncommon diagnosis in the pediatric population. Of the traumatic cardiac injuries, more than 95% are contusions. Traumatic ventricular aneurysms are exceptionally rare, and most are detected during long-term follow-up. They are usually successfully managed medically but can require emergent surgical intervention. We report the ...
Yang Jae-Hyuk - - 2012
Chemical burn under pneumatic tourniquet is an iatrogenic preventable injury and is rarely reported in the literature. The two important mechanisms are maceration (friction) and wetness underneath the tourniquent. In this report, our experience with two illustrative patients who presented with iatrogenic tourniquet associated burn is described.
Han Jae-Young - - 2012
Simultaneous pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) and hemopericardium is a rare but life-threatening condition. As hemopericardium is a contraindication to anticoagulation treatment, it is challenging to handle both conditions together. The objective of the study was to report a rare case of a man with thoracic spinal cord injury presenting with simultaneous ...
Fulcher James - - 2012
ABSTRACT: This retrospective case review examines farm tractor-related deaths in the Commonwealth of Virginia for an 11-year period, from 1997 to 2007. This study compares decedent's demographic information, toxicology results, and medical histories.A vast majority of farm tractor-related deaths were male (98%) and white (91%). The average age was 60 ...
Massimi Luca - - 2012
Chiari I malformation (CI) continues to raise great interest among physicians due to the larger and larger number of newly diagnosed cases. The clinical and radiological picture and the management options of such a chronic disease are well acknowledged as well as those of the associated syringomyelia. Little is known, ...
Galketiya Kamal P - - 2012
Blunt traumatic rupture of the diaphragm is rare. We provide a case report of rupture of the diaphragm with visceral herniation in blunt thoracoabdominal trauma.
Alsey Karl J - - 2012
Auricular petrification is a rare diagnosis and presents an interesting therapeutic challenge. Fewer than 160 cases have been reported in the literature since the first description by Bochdalek in 1866. The most common etiology is ectopic calcification. It may also result from injurious processes including frostbite, physical trauma, inflammatory conditions, ...
Ogundiran T O - - 2012
A 25-year-old man, riding a motorcycle, rammed into a moving car at a T junction and sustained a blunt lower-right abdominal injury with the handlebar of his motorbike. He developed a swelling at the point of impact for which he presented in hospital 10 days later. Clinical assessment revealed a ...
Addas Bassam M - - 2012
This report concerns a case of a 32-year-old male with right ulnar neuropathy caused by arterio-venous fistula due to gunshot wound injury presenting with severe neuropathic pain along the ulnar nerve distribution. Intra-operative exploration and ligation of the fistula relieved the patient`s neuropathic pain. A review of the recent English ...
Carofino Bradley C - - 2012
Arthroscopic management of lateral epicondylitis is a commonly performed procedure that has a good track record of efficacy and safety based on the current literature. Here, we report 2 cases of nerve injuries resulting from this operation: 1 posterior interosseous nerve transection and 1 partial median nerve laceration.
Geertsema Dorien - - 2012
Although the incidence of vascular injuries after total knee arthroplasty is quite low, clinical outcome could be significantly impaired. Quick response and accurate management are important to achieve the best possible outcome. We present 3 cases of popliteal pseudoaneurysm formation after total knee arthroplasty and their treatment by endovascular stenting ...
Ryan William D - - 2012
Abstract Objective: "Cord accident" (compromised umbilical blood flow) as a cause of stillbirth is under-reported, mainly due to lack of diagnostic criteria. We have previously established histologic criteria for diagnosis of cord accident, based on fetal vascular pathology in the placenta. In the current study, we set out to test ...
Chang John H - - 2012
Background:  To describe the clinical features and management of cat-scratch inflicted corneal lacerations. Design:  Retrospective, observational case series. Participants:  Three patients (aged 3, 7 and 35 years) with cat-scratch inflicted full-thickness corneal lacerations. Methods:  Retrospective medical chart review and review of the published literature. Main outcome measures:  Details of clinical ...
Cascallana José L - - 2012
Methanol is a potent neurotoxic substance that causes severe metabolic acidosis and serious neurological disorders. Most of the cases are accidental exposures to drinking beverages contaminated with methanol. There are few articles reporting pure methanol intoxication; however, it is well known that small quantities of pure methanol causes blindness and ...
Atabey Cem - - 2012
Penetrating landmine injuries are the unavoidable consequences of military conflicts. They are potentially life-threatening. The mortality rates in the literature range from 23% to 92% and are considerably higher in patients admitted with poor neurologic state. Penetrating craniocerebral injuries require early surgical management designated to prevent infection and remove foreign ...
Mathis Stéphane S Department of Neurology, CHU Poitiers, University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France. - - 2012
Bilateral femoral nerve injury can occur after various surgical and nonsurgical processes, but has rarely been reported. We describe a case of bilateral femoral neuropathy after a suicide attempt in a 41-year-old woman. We suggest a stretch mechanism to explain this observation. We also discuss the other causes of bilateral ...
Limeres Jacobo - - 2012
Abstract -  Background: Self-inflicted oral injuries of organic origin are particularly common in certain diseases, syndromes, and systemic disorders. In this article, we discuss the characteristics of these oral lesions and their treatment. Literature Search: The authors have reviewed the most relevant literature relating to oral self-injury through a search in textbooks and ...
Xia Xinlei - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Study Design. Case report and literature review.Objective. To report the case of a young patient who sustained a penetrating wound with a knife tip retained in his cervical vertebrae and to review the literature.Summary of Background Data. Stab wound with foreign body retained, associated with spinal cord (SCI) and ...
Belen Cary - - 2012
Vancomycin causing acute kidney injury has traditionally been associated with acute interstitial nephritis. There have been a few case reports of biopsy-proven acute tubular necrosis (ATN) from vancomycin in the pediatric literature and only one previous report in the adult population. Here, we report a second case of biopsy-proven ATN ...
Landge Vikrant - - 2012
Dislocation of the scapula between the ribs and into the thoracic cage is a very rare event. Scapulothoracic dissociation though has been reported, usually occurs after a severe injury and is often associated with other serious injuries like brachial plexus or chest injury, etc. Ainscow has described a rare type ...
Batchelor Jonathan M - - 2012
The authors report a female patient with recalcitrant ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) that was resistant to numerous systemic agents and who responded to treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), leading to resolution of the ulcerated areas for several months. Subsequent treatment with two further courses of IVIG was less effective, but ...
Hansom D - - 2012
The authors present a rare case of ventriculitis secondary to cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) colonization with Escherichia coli species in a 65-year-old woman. Passage of bacterial organisms from the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract to the bloodstream or lymphatic tissue is known as translocation. Once in the bloodstream, particular bacteria ...
Roderique Ensign Joseph D - - 2012
For smoke inhalation injury of a pregnant woman, one must treat two patients and be aware of the potential effects of carbon monoxide (CO) and cyanide (CN) poisoning on both the mother and the fetus. In a pregnant woman, the size and age of the fetus and the degree of ...
Seong Eun Young - - 2012
Acute kidney injury (AKI) secondary to near-drowning is rarely described and poorly understood. Only few cases of severe isolated AKI resulting from near-drowning exist in the literature. We report a case of near-drowning who developed to isolated AKI due to acute tubular necrosis (ATN) requiring dialysis. A 21-yr-old man who ...
Zandonà Chiara - - 2012
Colonoscopy has became the gold standard diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for rectum and colon diseases. The splenic injury is a rare complication of colonoscopy and relatively few cases (less than 70) have been reported in the literature so far. Here we present a case of splenic rupture identified in an ...
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