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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 ...
Pilet Bernard - - 2009
We report the development of acute Schmorl nodes at the L3-L4 intervertebral disc level after discography in a 36-year-old man. Although a few cases of acute Schmorl nodes have been reported in the literature, they have not been described because of discography. We surmise that the herniation of disc material ...
Lelis Susana S R - - 2009
We report a case of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after infection by the spirochete Leptospira interrogans and review the few cases of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and central nervous system disorders described in literature. The high prevalence of leptospirosis in developing countries and the possibility of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, per se, highlights ...
Ullery Brant W - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Neutropenic enterocolitis (NE) is characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and neutropenia. Observed most commonly in relation to solid, hematologic, and lymphoproliferative malignant tumors and their treatment, this disease entity may involve a wide area of the gastrointestinal tract. We report the first case of NE with isolated appendiceal involvement ...
Terada Tadashi T Department of Pathology, Shizuoka City Shimizu Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan. - - 2009
Schistosomal appendicitis is very rare in developed countries like the USA, Europe, and Japan. The author reviewed 311 pathologic archival specimens of vermiform appendix over the past 10 years. One case of schistosomal appendicitis was recognized. Therefore, the incidence of this disease was 0.32% in all appendices surgically resected in ...
Asahi T - - 2009
Valacyclovir (VACV) is used increasingly to treat herpes zoster, although neuropsychiatric symptoms [VACV neurotoxicity (VAN) or acyclovir neurotoxicity], may accompany use of this drug. To promote awareness of this rare condition, we describe here two clinical cases of VAN we previously reported and review 20 cases from the literature. In ...
Walker Douglas - - 2009
An individual case review of the diving-related deaths that were reported to have occurred in Australia in 2003 was conducted as part of the combined Project Stickybeak/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 ...
Ronsmans Carine - - 2009
Although obstetric complications are sometimes presented as a relatively easy alternative to maternal deaths, difficulties remain in their definition and identification, and there is limited experience with the use of severe obstetric complications as a starting point for audits or case reviews or as an indicator for monitoring the success ...
Gill Anthony J - - 2009
AIM: We examined whether introduction of a standardised pancreatic cancer minimum data set improved the reporting of key pathological features across multiple institutions. METHODS: From seven different pathology departments that are members of the New South Wales Pancreatic Cancer Network, 109 free text reports and 68 synoptic reports were compared. ...
Howard J M - - 2009
Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) has been used in the management of acute cholecystitis and biliary sepsis in patients with severe comorbidities where emergency cholecystectomy or open cholecystostomy are considered to carry prohibitive risks of mortality. We reviewed three consecutive cases of elderly patients with biliary sepsis presenting acutely to our unit ...
Khan Fahmi Yousef - - 2009
We report a case of typhoid rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure and acute pancreatitis in a 23-year-old Vietnamese male who was admitted to the intensive care unit with a 15-day history of fever followed by severe abdominal pain. On examination, the patient was febrile and his abdomen was diffusely tender. ...
Jaroszewski Dawn E - - 2009
Large posterior mediastinal goiters are extremely rare. Progressive enlargement and possible compression of adjacent structures, as well as malignant potential necessitate that these goiters should be surgically excised. A review of mediastinal tumors, specifically intra-thoracic goiters is presented along with a case report of acute respiratory compromise secondary to tracheal ...
Petrina Adolfo - - 2009
Castleman's disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder. Most cases occur in the mediastinum and the pancreatic localization is uncommon; currently there are only nine reported cases in the literature about peripancreatic localization. We report a case of a 62 years old man with a Castleman's disease mimicking a pancreatic neoplasm.
Shakov Rada - - 2009
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AuP) is a chronic pancreatic inflammation secondary to an underlying autoimmune mechanism. After early reports of a particular type of pancreatitis associated with hypergammaglobulinemia, others asserted that there is an autoimmune mechanism involved in some patients with chronic pancreatitis. In 1995 AuP was first described as a distinct ...
De Peuter B - - 2009
Complicated small-bowel diverticulosis is a rather uncommon cause of upper abdominal pain. It may lead to symptoms presenting with an acute onset or to chronic and nonspecific complaints. As the presentation is often similar to other pathologies (acute appendicitis, pancreatitis, or acute cholecystis) and in many cases diagnosis is made ...
Halder Sandip K - - 2009
A 29-year-old Indian female patient presented clinically as a case of acute appendicitis. Peroperative finding showed inflamed diverticula of an appendix without perforation. Macroscopically, the rest of the appendix appeared normal. Histopathological examination confirmed appendicular diverticulitis in a noninflamed appendix. The vermiform appendix can rarely be a site of development ...
Mundinger Gerhard S - - 2009
We report an adult pancreatic hemangioma diagnosed on pathological specimen review following pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy for a symptomatic cystic mass in the head of the pancreas. Eight cases of adult pancreatic hemangioma have been reported in literature since 1939. Presenting symptoms, radiographic diagnosis, pathologic characteristics, and treatment of adult pancreatic ...
Becker Christian D - - 2009
Acute cholecystitis is a major health problem. There are multiple etiologies to be considered and early recognition of the condition is important to optimize management and outcome. We report the first case in the medical literature of symptomatic acute cholecystitis triggered by ceftriaxone-associated gallbladder sludge formation and, importantly, solid ceftriaxone ...
Panessa C - - 2009
The eight genotypes of hepatitis B virus (HBV) exhibit distinct geographical distributions. This study identified HBV genotypes and transmission modes associated with acute infection in British Columbia (BC), Canada, from 2001 to 2005. Seventy cases of acute HBV in BC were identified from laboratory reports using a standardized case definition. ...
Cole Michelle - - 2009
Solitary caecal diverticulum is an uncommon entity and therefore difficult to diagnose except at surgery. Caecal diverticulitis is an infrequent cause of acute abdomen and usually presents in a manner similar to acute appendicitis. It is extremely difficult to differentiate it preoperative from acute appendicitis and such distinction is usually ...
Fan Pei-Chun - - 2009
Most of the cases of non-fulminant hepatitis A carry good renal and overall prognosis. Here we present a case of acute renal failure associated with acute non-fulminant hepatitis A, for which kidney biopsy showed interstitial nephritis and tubular necrosis. We also review the literature and possible pathogenesis.
Gupta Sunil Kumar - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Acute post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) in an infant with mild head injury is a rare entity. CASE: We report in this paper an 11-month-old baby who presented with acute PTH secondary to aqueductal obstruction by an intraventricular blood clot. The child recovered completely following a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. CONCLUSION: Acute hydrocephalus ...
Ahmed Latifi Asrar - - 2008
Acute Submandibular sialadenitis (ASS) may spread to sublingual and submandibular spaces. On rare occasions it can spread along the floor of the mouth, to the base of the tongue and to the pre epiglottic space, valleculae and epiglottis, leading to supraglottitis. Adult supraglottitis is an acute inflammation of the supraglottic ...
Veraldi G F - - 2008
The aim of the present study was to discuss the approach to a rare, but challenging, clinical situation: the coexistence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and a pancreatic tumor. The authors present their experience and a review of the literature of the last 40 years. From January 1988 to ...
Phatak Uma P UP Departments of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, and Hepatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, - - 2008
Hypercalcemia is an important etiology to consider in the evaluation of acute pancreatitis. Not only is it a treatable cause, but understanding the basis for this etiology may provide new insight into the common biochemical mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of pancreatitis. We report a case of an 11-year-old girl ...
Sinha Sidhartha - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Although salivary-type hyperamylasemia is known to occur with ovarian pathologies such as salpingitis and adenocarcinoma, pancreatic-type hyperamylasemia and hyperlipasemia are considered to be highly specific for pancreatitis. OBJECTIVES: To discuss the interpretation of hyperamylasemia in the context of acute abdominal pain, implications for management, and to review the literature ...
Ruiz-Rebollo Maria-Lourdes - - 2008
Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is defined as an acute inflammation of the gallbladder in the absence of stones. We herein report a case of a young man who developed AAC after a Salmonella enteritidis gastrointestinal infection.
Hsieh M-J - - 2008
Herbal preparations are becoming more and more popular and increasingly used in the USA. Herbs are from natural plants and therefore often considered to be harmless compared with western medicines. Nevertheless, as the use of herbal remedies has risen, so has the incidence of acute and chronic herbal intoxication. The ...
Dhand Suneel - - 2008
Rituximab, an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, is generally a safe and well-tolerated drug. Severe acute thrombocytopenia following administration of rituximab is a rare phenomenon, with few previously reported cases in the literature. We report a case of an 84-year old male with a diagnosis of mantle cell lymphoma who suffered severe ...
Norimura Daisuke - - 2008
We report a case of groove pancreatitis. A 60-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of nausea and vomitting. CT showed a mass lesion in the groove between the pancreas head, duodenum and common bile duct. He was given a diagnosis of the groove pancreatitis, and underwent endoscopic balloon ...
Solla Paolo P Centro per i Disordini del Movimento, Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiovascolari e Neurologiche, Sezione Neurologia, University of Cagliari, Italy. - - 2008
Pisa syndrome (PS) is a dystonic lateroflexion of the trunk with a postural disturbance resembling the leaning tower of Pisa. Initially reported as a side effect related to antipsychotic therapy, this original dystonic posture is also manifested in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple system atrophy, or in ...
Gill Anthony J - - 2008
Aim: We examined whether introduction of a standardised pancreatic cancer minimum data set improved the reporting of key pathological features across multiple institutions. Methods: From seven different pathology departments that are members of the New South Wales Pancreatic Cancer Network, 109 free text reports and 68 synoptic reports were compared. ...
Karremann Michael - - 2009
Acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy (AHEI) is a cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis that usually occurs in children younger than 2 years of age. It is a rare disease characterized by mild fever, a violent onset of hemorrhagic skin lesions, and edema usually followed by a spontaneous and complete recovery. Although the ...
Polosa Riccardo - - 2008
We describe an unusual case of a 48-year-old white woman diagnosed with positive antihistidyl-trna synthetase antibody polymyositis (PM) shortly after suffering from life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In view of the fact that evaluation for infectious or noninfectious etiologies of ARDS was unrevealing, we reasoned that systemic inflammation in ...
Anderson William S - - 2008
This case report presents a patient suffering acute fatal intracranial-intratumoral hemorrhage during a gamma knife treatment session. Acute hemorrhage during a radiosurgery session is extremely rare and a plausible cause for this case is discussed along with a literature review of previously reported incidents. The patient was a 71-year-old male ...
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