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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 ...
Gilson Melanie - - 2008
Tigecycline is a new broad-spectrum antibiotic. Nausea and vomiting are its most common side-effects. We describe here a case of severe acute pancreatitis related to tigecycline in order to highlight the possible occurrence of this adverse event and to remind clinicians to measure the lipase rate if in any doubt.
Speck Laura M - - 2008
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare cutaneous eruption mainly provoked by drugs. A case of AGEP in a 74-year-old male that was attributed to the ingestion of terazosin hydrochloride is presented. This is the first reported case of this association in medical literature. The history, clinical presentation, and ...
Mason John O JO - - 2008
To report the incidence of acute endophthalmitis as a complication of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) (IVB) injection in a tertiary vitreoretinal group practice. A retrospective chart review of 5,233 consecutive eyes that underwent IVB injection at Retina Consultants of Alabama (RCA) from October 1, 2005, to August 31, 2007, was performed ...
Gupta Vipul - - 2008
Appendicitis epiploicae is described as a rare entity in an 8-year-old boy presented with the features of acute abdomen simulating acute appendicitis. Surgical exploration revealed a torsion of appendices epiploicae of the cecum. The excision of infarcted epiploicae with seromuscular inversion resulted in satisfactory recovery. Authors describe this uncommon cause ...
Acevedo Francisco - - 2008
Actinomycosis is a rare, chronic disease caused by a group of anaerobic Gram-positive bacteria that normally colonize the mouth, colon, and urogenital tract. Infection involving the cervicofacial area is the most common clinical presentation, followed by pelvic region and thoracic involvement. Due to its propensity to mimic many other diseases ...
Modini Claudio - - 2008
The authors report a rare case of acute emphysematous cholecystitis with pneumoperitoneum. Emphysematous cholecystitis is an uncommon variant of acute cholecystitis. Association with pneumoperitoneum is very rare and the finding of a macroscopic perforation of the gallbladder is possible only in a few cases. A review of the literature revealed ...
Fock Andrew - - 2008
We present two unusual presentations of decompression sickness manifesting at previous injury sites after deep mixed-gas recreational diving. While previous injury is often cited as a predisposing factor in decompression illness, formal case reports of this phenomenon are rare in the diving literature.
El-Khodery Sabry A - - 2008
This report was delineated to study the clinical, bacteriological and therapeutic aspects concerned with acute coliform mastitis in buffaloes. Bacteriological examination of 80 quarter milk samples obtained aseptically from 56 buffaloes with acute mastitis revealed that coliform bacteria was the most common pathogen (45 cases) followed by Staphylococcus aureus (seven ...
Khan Amir M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To report an unusual case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia that was associated with IM P in oil after IVF. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Academic teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): A 35-year-old primigravid female who developed acute eosinophilic pneumonia after administration of IM P in oil as luteal-phase support after IVF. INTERVENTION(S): ...
Meersman Anka - - 2008
Adrenal hemorrhage after the neonatal period is rare. It most often occurs with coagulation disorders or child abuse. Spontaneous bleeding within an adrenal neuroblastoma has been described, but acute massive hemorrhage is exceptional. We describe a case of neuroblastoma of the adrenal gland presenting with acute life-threatening abdominal hemorrhage.
Lim Teegan - - 2008
The incidence of mesenteric ischaemia is rising possibly due to increasing awareness and early diagnostic tools available. However it remains a challenging diagnosis especially in the elderly population. We report an unusual case of acute mesenteric ischaemia in an elderly lady occurring in conjunction with acalculous cholecystitis. A 71 year ...
Ting Joseph Y S - - 2008
Acute appendicitis occurs frequently and is a major indication for acute abdominal surgery. Subhepatic appendicitis has rarely been reported and is more difficult to diagnose. A 71-year-old man with multiple medical comorbidities presented with undifferentiated right abdominal pain. Diagnostic difficulty was encountered due to subhepatic mal-location of the appendix and ...
Ohno Yasuharu - - 2008
Annular pancreas is a rare congenital anomaly. We report a case of relapsing acute pancreatitis localized in the annulus of an annular pancreas in a young child. A 6-year-old boy complained of abdominal pain and we made a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis based on blood biochemistry results. Over the subsequent ...
Navaravong Leenhapong - - 2008
Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia is a rare disease. It presents with acute febrile illness, respiratory insufficiency, pulmonary infiltration and high eosinophil levels in Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Pathogenesis is not well understood, but may relate to the exposure to exogenous substances. We present a case of 20-year-old man, who developed idiopathic ...
Singh-Ranger Deepak - - 2008
Coliform pyosalpinx is a rare entity. We report a case that occurred three months after appendicectomy for gangrenous appendicitis. There follows a literature review on best practice for the treatment of pyosalpinx. A seventeen year old girl presented with an acute abdomen three months after an appendicectomy for gangrenous appendicitis. ...
Panackel Charles - - 2008
Pancreatic pseudocysts are relatively common complications of acute pancreatitis. However, extension of pseudocysts into the mediastinum rarely occurs. In such situations they commonly present with chest pain or shortness of breath. We herein report the case of a patient with a pseudocyst presenting with dysphagia. The clinical presentation, current modalities ...
Gelos Marcos - - 2008
Carcinosarcoma (malignant mixed tumor) is a rare variant of a pancreatic neoplasm having a dismal prognosis; very few clinical data and treatment options have been published. Unlike adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, there is nothing specific in the literature for this variant regarding postoperative treatment with chemotherapeutic agents. We report the ...
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