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Bande Dinesh - - 2011
We report a case of a 62-year-old man who presented with right groin pain who subsequently was found to have a renal infarct secondary to calcific embolus from mitral annular calcification on CT and angiography. We briefly review the literature and discuss the importance of this entity in clinical practice.
Richardson Derek Kuhl - - 2012
After deployment of the Haemophilus influenzae vaccination, the range of pathogens causing acute epiglottitis has changed, as has the epidemiology from a primarily pediatric syndrome towards more frequent adult onset. We present a case of acute-onset meningococcal epiglottitis in an adult patient, to our knowledge one of a few reported ...
Vilensky Joel A - - 2010
This article and the subsequent one suggest that the currently accepted view of a simplistic (direct) relationship between encephalitis lethargica (EL) and postencephalitic Parkinsonism (PEP) is based on a incomplete evaluation of the epidemic period literature. In this article we provide a detailed analysis of the literature from the period ...
Lavaju P - - 2010
Rhinosporidiosis is endemic in India and Sri Lanka and parts of East Africa and South America. Cases of ocular rhinosporidiosis have also been reported from Nepal. Ocular rhinosporidiosis usually involves the conjunctiva and the lacrimal sac. It usually presents as a polypoidal mass. Cystic mode of presentation has not yet ...
Al-Otaibi Fawzia E - - 2010
Acute cholecystitis is a very rare presentation of brucellosis. A case of acalculous cholecystitis caused by Brucella melitensis is reported with a review of previously reported cases.
Malhotra Narinder K - - 2010
Ototoxicity secondary to the administration of the chemotherapeutic agent oxaliplatin is uncommon. We report a case of unilateral hearing loss that occurred immediately after the infusion of a single dose of oxaliplatin in a 70-year-old woman who was undergoing postoperative chemotherapy for rectal adenocarcinoma. To the best of our knowledge, ...
Hekiert Adrianna M - - 2010
Ecthyma gangrenosum is a rare necrotizing cutaneous infection usually caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. We report a case of ecthyma gangrenosum presenting as a sinonasal eschar and mimicking acute invasive fungal sinusitis in an immunocompromised 39-year-old man with a hematologic malignancy. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first ...
Bizimi Vasiliki - - 2010
We reported the case of an adult male with an extratesticular mass prove to be postoperative a chronic inflammatory process. The importance of B-mode and color Doppler sonography in the differential diagnosis and literature regarding epididymal nodules and tumors of the paratesticular structures (epididymis) is reviewed and discussed.
Sezg─▒n Orhan - - 2010
Fasciola hepatica is a zoonotic liver fluke that can cause disease in humans. F. hepatica is known to cause bile duct inflammation and biliary obstruction, but is rarely reported as responsible for producing acute pancreatitis. We report two patients complaining of acute pancreatitis. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography showed distinct features, and ...
Beasley Mary Beth - - 2010
CONTEXT: Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome are significant causes of pulmonary morbidity and are frequently fatal. These 2 entities have precise definitions from a clinical standpoint. Histologically, cases from patients with clinical acute lung injury typically exhibit diffuse alveolar damage, but other histologic patterns may occasionally be ...
Anderson Sarah L - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To review the possible association between glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist use and pancreatitis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. DATA SOURCES: A MEDLINE search (1950-January 2010) identified key clinical trials delineating adverse effects associated with GLP-1 agonist use. Key search terms included type 2 diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis, incretins, ...
Dargin James - - 2010
Airway management in obese adults can be challenging, and much of the literature on this subject focuses on elective surgical cases, rather than acutely ill patients. In this article, we review the emergency department evaluation of the airway in obesity, discussing anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. In addition, we describe techniques ...
Wachtel Lee E - - 2010
The usage of electroconvulsive therapy for the acute resolution of catatonia in autistic children and adults is a novel area that has received increased attention over the past few years. Reported length of the acute ECT course varies among these patients, and there is no current literature on maintenance ECT ...
Laccourreye Ollivier - - 2010
The current report documents the rare clinical presentation of an imported acute and isolated glottic paracoccidioidomycosis. We discuss the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment of this laryngeal disease, emphasizing the role of modern antifungal treatment, and review the relevant literature.
Parekh Justin - - 2010
Hemorrhagic cholecystitis is a rare cause of abdominal pain that can present in the setting of trauma, malignancy, and bleeding diathesis, such as renal failure, cirrhosis, and anticoagulation. Its symptoms are easily confused with acute calculous cholecystitis and might include hemobilia or hematemesis as blood drains from the gallbladder into ...
O'Leary Donal P - - 2010
Residual appendicitis involving the stump of the appendix has been well described in the literature in the past. We report the case of a 43 year old male with acute onset of abdominal pain who had undergone an appendicectomy ten years previously. Ultrasound revealed the presence of an inflamed tubular ...
Sakhri Jaballah - - 2010
CONTEXT: Pancreatitis is a very rare adverse effect of tamoxifen with only six cases of tamoxifen-associated pancreatitis reported in the English literature until now. In these cases, rechallenge with tamoxifen was not carried out. CASE REPORT: We report a case of recurrent severe acute pancreatitis in a 44-year-old female induced ...
Kaoutzanis Christodoulos - - 2010
Cocktail stick (CS) ingestion injury has rarely been reported in the literature. It is a serious clinical problem with considerable morbidity and mortality, largely due to the fact that the event is unnoticed by the patient. We report a case of CS ingestion that went unrecognised by the patient and ...
Ng Wai-Fu - - 2010
A 7 year old Chinese boy died of a rapidly progressive encephalopathy after influenza infection. MRI showed bilateral and symmetrical lesions including the thalamus and brainstem tegmentum. The pathology of necrosis and vasculopathy were in keeping with acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE). ANE was first described in Japan and carries a ...
Maksoud Charbel - - 2010
Acute pancreatitis is a common cause for hospitalization; in the majority of cases, there is an identifiable etiology. However, a significant number of cases remain idiopathic. Herniation of the pancreas through a diaphragmatic hiatal hernia is an extremely rare condition reported in only five cases in the English literature. Herein, ...
Tando Yusuke - - 2010
In the middle of the 18th century, Kouan Kuriyama, a Japanese physician of the Choshu Domain, depicted the anatomy of the human pancreas in a report to his master, Toyo Yamawaki. This report is the first anatomical description of the pancreas in Japan. In the Mediterranean area, the pancreas was ...
Pezzilli Raffaele - - 2010
The aim of the present review is to describe the epidemiological and clinical aspects of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), and to report the data existing in the English literature on the usefulness of IgG4 serum levels, as well as of other serological markers in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with ...
Kumar S - - 2010
A simultaneous traumatic complete rupture of the patellar tendon and the contralateral quadriceps tendon is reported to occur in patients with renal failure and other inflammatory diseases, but is extremely rare in a healthy individual because of the different contributory factors and mechanisms of injury. We present a rare case ...
Sahay Samir John - - 2010
Chronic alcoholic pancreatitis is a debilitating disease that is often complicated by pseudotumoral changes of the pancreas, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and pancreatic cancer. Actinomycosis is an uncommon intra-abdominal infection and its association with chronic pancreatitis has been rarely reported. We present a case of a patient with progressive long standing chronic ...
Wijkstrom Martin - - 2010
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology affecting patients from all genetic backgrounds. Pancreatic involvement is rare; the first case was described on autopsy in 1937. We present a case of pancreatic sarcoidosis without a history of the disease presenting as biliary obstruction mimicking pancreatic malignancy. We also ...
Lankisch Paul Georg - - 2010
This attempt at a historical review of the treatment of acute pancreatitis summarizes the findings of studies carried out in decades long past and shows their impact on the therapy of this disease today. It identifies in retrospect the correct avenues of research and the blind alleys, and describes the ...
Singam Praveen - - 2010
Sclerosing lipogranuloma (SLG) of the male external genitalia is a rare benign condition presenting as subcutaneous masses. The underlying pathological process is a granulomatous reaction of fatty tissue in this area. The cause of this is unclear but hypothesis stems around the pathogenesis of exogenous lipid degeneration from injection of ...
Chartier Lucas B - - 2010
A rare event of a fall causing delayed intrathyroidal hematoma and respiratory distress is reported here. A 75-year-old woman with symptoms of vertigo causing syncope and fall 24 h earlier was seen and discharged from our emergency department after an unremarkable physical exam and 6-h observation period. Within 3 h ...
Darzi Ali Asghar - - 2010
This case study aims to report an unresolved abdominal mass in an adult with cryptorchid testis and provide a review of related literature. We investigated a 54-year-old man who had cryptorchidism with a history of left orchiectomy 18 years prior. He was diagnosed with an intra-abdominal testicular mass after referring ...
Tsapralis Dimitrios - - 2010
A 60-year-old Caucasian male underwent a total pancreatectomy for a mixed type pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) arising in the main and secondary pancreatic ducts. During surgery, a subserosal polypoid mass was noted at the greater curvature of the gastric antrum and was enucleated. This mass was proven to ...
Murray Iain R - - 2010
Femoral neuropathy secondary to iliacus haematoma in the absence of a bleeding diathesis is rare. Of the few documented cases in the literature, most have occurred in adolescents participating in sport. We report a case of femoral nerve palsy complicating an iliacus haematoma occurring in a young person with minimal ...
Guesmi Fethi - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic pseudocysts (PC) are a common complication of both acute and chronic pancreatitis. Most pancreatic pseudocysts are located within the head and the body of the pancreas, but 20% of them are extrapancreatic (pleura, mediastinum, pelvis and spleen). The location of a pseudocyst in the liver is an exceptional ...
Lefere Mathieu - - 2009
Anterior sacral meningocoele is caused by a congenital hiatus in the anterior sacrum. We report a very rare case which presented as acute urinary retention. The common findings of anterior sacral meningocele include atypical low back pain, urological and gynaecological symptoms. Acute urinary retention as a presenting symptom does not ...
Lau S Cecilia - - 2009
Oxaliplatin is a unique platinum derivative with anti-tumor activity in a number of malignancies, with neurotoxicity being a frequent side effect. Neurotoxicity can manifest in an acute phase and a chronic phase. The acute phase usually presents as dysesthesias of the hands and feet, jaw tightness, and pharyngolaryngo-dysesthesia, triggered and ...
Kernstine Kemp H - - 2009
Esophageal leiomyomas are resected in symptomatic and/or malignancy-suspicious cases. Traditionally, they have been removed by laparotomy or thoracotomy and more recently by thoracoscopy and laparoscopy. Mucosal injury is reported as high as 7% of cases but may be higher in unreported general practice. Robotic technology seems to offer advantages. We ...
Talati Sapan - - 2009
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare disorder characterized by an acute episode and sudden onset of erythematous and edematous eruptions of hundreds of sterile pustules. It is a self-limiting condition accompanied by fever and has a rapid course. It is mostly caused by drugs especially antibiotics. It is ...
Smith Emily K EK Department of Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, c/o St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia. - - 2009
We report a case of acute chylous peritonitis mimicking acute appendicitis in a man with acute on chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatitis, both acute and chronic, causing the development of acute chylous ascites and peritonitis has rarely been reported in the English literature. This is the fourth published case of acute chylous ...
Pascual Ana M - - 2009
The objective in this paper is to compare the cumulative incidence and incidence density of therapy-related acute myeloid leukaemia in two cohorts of patients with multiple sclerosis treated with mitoxantrone, and with previously reported data in the literature. Six new cases of acute myeloid leukaemia were observed by prospectively following ...
Hay Emile - - 2010
We present a 56-year-old man who developed acute transient phlebitis of the right cephalic vein during an intravenous injection of eptifibatide (Integrilin, Schering Plough, Kenilworth, NJ). The eptifibatide injections were discontinued, and signs of phlebitis disappeared within minutes. The patient's course was uneventful, and he was discharged home after 8 ...
Day Andrew - - 2010
AIMS: We discuss a case of acute oesophageal necrosis and undertook a literature review of this rare diagnosis. METHODS: The literature review was performed using Medline and relevant references from the published literature. RESULTS: One hundred and twelve cases were identified on reviewing the literature with upper gastrointestinal bleeding being ...
Moleta Danilo Bora - - 2009
This case report, along with the review presented, describes a patient diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis, who developed a framework of intense abdominal pain and laboratorial alterations compatible with acute pancreatitis. The association of acute pancreatitis complicating fulminant and non-fulminant acute hepatitis virus (AHV) has been reported and several mechanisms ...
Nugteren Helena M - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: During erection, the penis increases in volume, rigidity, and angle. Textbooks of urology and sexology provide only very limited information about erection angle dysfunction. In some men, this angle is too tight toward their belly, causing problems with intercourse. AIM: We reported two cases of an acute erection angle ...
Wang F - - 2009
A female patient diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis experienced a new onset acute iritis following the initiation of etanercept therapy and recurrent episodes of iritis continues during the treatment of etanercept. Etanercept-associated iritis was suspected. Anti-TNF therapies can alleviate uveitis in some studies, but in some other anecdotal reports etanercept is ...
Walker Douglas - - 2009
An individual case review of diving-related deaths reported to have occurred in Australia in 2004 was conducted as part of the DAN Asia-Pacific dive fatality reporting project. The case studies were compiled using reports from witnesses, the police and coroners. In each case, the particular circumstances of the accident are ...
Franco Jo??o - - 2009
Acute pancreatitis associated with varicella-zoster infection is a rare event, particularly in immunocompetent children. We report on a case of acute pancreatitis in a 6-year old girl presenting with acute abdominal pain less than 72 hours after the onset of a typical vesicular rash. The diagnosis was confirmed through hyperamylasaemia, ...
Levenick John M - - 2009
Groove pancreatitis is an uncommon form of focal chronic pancreatitis that involves the duodenal wall or "groove" area (between the pancreas, common bile duct, and duodenum). It remains largely an unfamiliar entity to most physicians and is often misdiagnosed as pancreatic malignancy or autoimmune pancreatitis because of its "pseudotumor" formation. ...
Pittard Andrew - - 2009
Difficulty swallowing is a common presenting complaint among children seen in the emergency department. We report a case of a male child who presented with difficulty swallowing as the first manifestation of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and review the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of this disease. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is typically ...
O'Brien Terrence P - - 2009
Acute conjunctivitis is an extremely common condition and can be associated with significant morbidity and economic burden. Despite this, considerable controversy exists pertaining to the prevalence, diagnosis, management, and treatment of the condition. A panel of ophthalmology experts was assembled to review and discuss the current evidence based literature as ...
Al Ali Jaber A JA Department of Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, - - 2009
Pancreatic pseudocysts develop in 10% to 20% of patients with chronic pancreatitis, and can cause a variety of complications such as infection, bleeding or development of fistulae. However, fistulous communication with the common bile duct is very rare. The present report describes an unusual case of a patient with a ...
Pernicova Ida - - 2010
Although takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a rare entity, it is an important differential in patients presenting with symptoms, signs, and electrocardiographic changes suggestive of an acute myocardial infarction. Since it was first recognized in 1991, it has gained increasing attention worldwide; however, its etiology and consequently the optimal management still remains ...
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