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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 ...
Lee Jason Kihyuk - - 2007
Recent advances in understanding of pancreatitis and advances in technology have uncovered the veils of idiopathic pancreatitis to a point where a thorough history and judicious use of diagnostic techniques elucidate the cause in over 80% of cases. This review examines the multitude of etiologies of what were once labeled ...
Yoshiji Hitoshi - - 2007
Eosinophilic cholecystitis is an infrequent form of cholecystitis. The etiology of eosinophilic cholecystitis is still obscure, and it is sometimes accompanied with several complications, but a simultaneous onset with pericarditis is very rare. We would like to make an alternative interpretation of our recent report "Kaji K, Yoshiji H, Yoshikawa ...
Agresta Ferdinando - - 2007
Two cases of pediatric acute abdomen owing to omental infarction are described in this paper, which were successfully treated laparoscopically. Owing to the objective rareness and absence of typical symptoms, the diagnosis was often neither made nor considered preoperatively. For other emergency situations, laparoscopy has been shown to be both ...
Cattano Davide - - 2008
Acquired acute demyelinating peripheral polyneuropathy (AADP) is a general classification of pathologies that could affect secondary the peripheral nervous system. They are characterized by an autoimmune process directed towards myelin. Clinically they are characterized by progressive weakness and mild sensory changes. Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy often is referred to as ...
Lee Kwang Lae - - 2008
We describe a rare case of acute transverse myelitis associated with scrub typhus. Magnetic resonance imaging scans, clinical characteristics, skin biopsy, and cerebrospinal fluid cytology confirmed a diagnosis of acute transverse myelitis associated with scrub typhus. To our knowledge, this was not seen in a prior publication. Our case indicates ...
Le Khanh - - 2007
Acute necrotizing esophagitis (ANE) is a rare disease typically presenting as a diffuse blackening of the esophageal mucosa with necrosis on histologic examination. For this reason, ANE is often considered to be synonymous with'black esophagus'. Recently, however, cases of ANE have been reported with a "non-black" esophagus, and this is ...
Uchiyama Shuichiro - - 2008
Accessory spleen is an anomaly that is observed in about 10% of individuals by the autopsy study, and most accessory spleens are located close to the splenic hilum. Although accessory spleen is a frequently encountered entity, intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) is rarely recognized radiologically and is sometimes mistaken for another ...
Ahmed Nabil - - 2007
A 5-year-old black male with sickle beta degrees -thalassemia presented with fever and a vaso-occlusive crisis. Within hours, he developed progressive hepatomegaly with an acute drop in the hemoglobin level that was refractory to repeated red blood cell transfusion. His condition deteriorated and eventually he succumbed to cardiorespiratory failure related ...
Eyben A - - 2007
We report a case of pancreaticobiliary maljunction which presented with acute pancreatitis. Pancreaticobiliary maljunction and its complications are mostly observed in the Asian population. There are only few western publications concerning this subject. We reviewed the literature for current knowledge and opinions concerning the pathophysiology and optimal treatment, with special ...
Bogart Megan M - - 2007
Pancreatic panniculitis represents a rare skin manifestation of underlying pancreatic pathology. The clinical presentation of the condition is remarkably consistent and privy to several unique clinical and histopathologic findings. We report a case of a 50-year-old white woman with pancreatic panniculitis and newly diagnosed pancreatic acinic cell adenocarcinoma. The clinical ...
Lloyd Christopher - - 2007
A juvenile cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) died with rapidly progressive pyrexia, tachypnea, abdominal effusion, and hepatomegaly. Postmortem examination revealed lesions consistent with acute disseminated infection with Toxoplasma gondii. The presence of this organism was confirmed in multiple organs by immunohistochemistry and polymerase chain reaction. To the best of our knowledge, we ...
Shelat V G - - 2007
With the marriage of surgery and technology, applications of minimal access surgery are increasing exponentially. Pancreatic diseases are no exception. Minimally invasive retroperitoneal pancreatic necrosectomy (MIRP), or percutaneous video-assisted necrosectomy, is a new technique to debride the necrotic pancreas. We report a 51- year-old male patient who successfully underwent MIRP ...
Amador Nelly - - 2007
A pseudotumoral presentation of acute cerebellitis is rare. The authors report two cases of children with hemicerebellar involvement, neither case being postinfectious nor vaccination related. One patient underwent biopsy sampling revealing marked parenchymal and leptomeningeal inflammation, and in the other, near-complete resolution of neuroimaging abnormalities was demonstrated. The literature is ...
Chatproedprai Susheera - - 2007
The authors report a case of acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy in an 8-month-old boy with a history of recent vaccination prior to the illness. He was well in general, apart from mild fever diarrhea, and the rash compatible with acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy; though, he had unusual trunk ...
Scott Thomas F - - 2007
Several terms are now commonly used to describe various presentations of idiopathic myelitis, including acute transverse myelitis, acute partial transverse myelitis, and secondary myelitis. Ideally, a classification system would be able to encompass various presentations in a manner that not only assists in prognosis, but also in treatment decisions. Unfortunately, ...
Ohrlander T - - 2007
We present a review and our own experience of the demographic aspects of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs), their clinical presentation, the treatment alternatives and associated outcome. The incidence of PAA:s varies between 0,1-1%. 95% of the patients are male. 50% are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. Annually, 5-24% of ...
Kwon Tae-Hee - - 2007
Adenomyoma is a term generally applied to nodular lesions showing proliferation of both epithelial and smooth muscle components. Despite its benign nature, ampullary adenomyoma is usually presented as biliary obstruction. Most cases are misdiagnosed as carcinoma or adenoma by preoperative endoscopic or radiologic procedure. Therefore, it is frequently treated with ...
Thanjan Maria T - - 2007
We report a case of postvaccination acute myopericarditis in an adolescent. The patient presented with acute chest pain, diffuse ST-segment elevation, and elevated cardiac enzyme levels. Cardiac MRI was consistent with acute myocarditis. He recovered within a few days with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory treatment and remains clinically stable, with improvement of ...
Kathiravel Y - - 2007
Purpose Subdural haematomas (SDHs) - acute, subacute and especially chronic subdural haematomas (CSDHs) are common lesions encountered in a neurosurgical service.The diagnosis, aetiology, management and prognosis of SDHs including CSDHs are well documented but there few reports documenting the laterality of SDHs and particularly of CSDHs. Methodology We analysed all ...
Chari Suresh T - - 2007
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a recently defined form of chronic pancreatitis. While numerous case reports and small case series of AIP have been reported from Japan, there have been relatively few from the West. Based on a retrospective review of our experience with resected AIP and a review of the ...
Yu Ri-Sheng - - 2007
Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) is a rare condition in females. We report a case of pancreatic implantation with malignant transformation of LPD in a man. A 42-year-old man presented with a 16-month history of persistent pain in the right upper abdomen with dorsolumbar radiating pain and weight loss. Spiral computed ...
Kochar, Dhanpat K
Acute intermittent porphyria presenting with short duration of gastrointestinal symptoms followed by rapidly progressive fulminant neurological syndrome during first attack is relatively uncommon. It is a neurological emergency and mimics many other psychiatric and medical disorders and can be fatal if it remains undiagnosed and untreated. Further, specific treatment in ...
Thoufeeq Muhammed Hameed MH Department of Medicine, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, USA. - - 2007
Hepatitis is an important but uncommon manifestation of acute Epstein Barr infection. Infectious mononucleosis is usually a disease of young adults. We report a case of infectious mononucleosis in a 72-year old jaundiced gentleman with ferritin level of 2438 that normalised on clinical improvement.
Taban Mehryar - - 2007
This is a case of acute idiopathic frosted branch angiitis in a 4-year-old African American girl with history of sickle cell trait. She developed bilateral, subacute vision loss attributed to acute idiopathic frosted branch angiitis and was treated with systemic corticosteroids with a good recovery of vision. Acute idiopathic frosted ...
Papastergiou Stergios G - - 2007
The case of a 24-year-old female professional, long-distance runner who presented with acute proximal posterior thigh pain is reported. History and clinical findings were consistent with acute hamstring strain but MRI demonstrated circumflex femoral vein thrombosis. This is the first case of proximal posterior thigh pain caused by circumflex femoral ...
Bedrossian Sareen - - 2007
We report a case of fatal necrotizing pancreatitis associated with hydrochlorothiazide and lisinopril therapy. A 49-year-old man who presented with 2 days of abdominal pain and vomiting was found to have severe pancreatitis. The patient denied any alcohol use. In addition, abdominal ultrasound examinations showed no evidence of cholelithiasis or ...
Wang Hung-Yu - - 2007
Acute dystonia is commonly associated with high-potency antipsychotics. Some cases of acute dystonia had been reported to be associated with antidepressant. However, only few reported cases are related to bupropion. As reported herein, the patient with major depression suffered from acute dystonia twice, which resulted from abrupt bupropion discontinuation. The ...
Anis-ur-Rehman - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) can be caused by a number of conditions. A common preventable cause is poliomyelitis which is still being reported in Pakistan, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), also known as Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, is another common cause of acute flaccid paralysis. It is important to recognize ...
Noma Satoshi - - 2007
The effect of polymixin B-immobilized fiber column (PMX) hemoperfusion treatment for acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia (IP) has been reported. Here, we report 2 cases of acute exacerbation of IP successfully treated with PMX hemoperfusion. One is a 55-year-old woman who was diagnosed as microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) with IP. The ...
Sadat Umar - - 2007
Mediastinal pancreatic pseudocyst is a rare complication of acute or chronic pancreatitis. This case report describes the management of a difficult case of pancreatic pseudocyst with a mediastinal extension in a patient having chronic pancreatitis. Different management strategies were used until complete resolution of this complex pseudocyst occurred using open ...
Lorbar M - - 2007
Reports on the aetiologic distribution of acute pericarditis vary significantly from study to study. We attempted to summarise reports on incidence of different aetiologies of pericarditis and explain the variable range of reported frequencies of different aetiologies. The literature between 1978 and 2005 was reviewed for comparative incidence of acute ...
Yendluri Vimala - - 2007
Cutaneous metastasis of an occult malignancy to the umbilicus has come to be known as a Sister Mary Joseph's nodule (SMJN). More than 400 cases of this well-described clinical presentation of advanced gastrointestinal and gynecologic cancers have been reported. Pancreatic cancer presenting as a SMJN is a rare phenomenon. In ...
Mohan Harsh - - 2007
CONTEXT: The presence of a combined serous cystadenoma and pancreatic endocrine neoplasm is a distinct clinicopathological entity rather than the incidental concurrence of two separate entities. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 52-year-old woman admitted to our hospital who had suffered from epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting for ...
Kapsalaki E Z - - 2007
Acute cranial subdural hematoma (SDH) represents a common consequence of traumatic brain injury. The vast majority of acute SDHs larger than 10mm in thickness require immediate surgical evacuation. In rare occasions, however, spontaneous resolution may occur. In our current communication, we present four cases of spontaneous resolution of acute cranial ...
Filippou Dimitrios K - - 2006
A rare case of ectopic pancreas in the ampulla of Vater presented with obstructive jaundice. Ectopic pancreas is a common congenital disorder which is referred to as pancreatic rest. The incidence in autopsy series varies from 1 to 2% (range 0.55 to 13%). Most common site of ectopic pancreatic tissue ...
Schutte Warren P - - 2006
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are uncommon, representing approximately 1% of all sarcomas. Pancreatic PNETs have been reported only 12 times in the literature. This report presents the first case of a patient with a PNET exhibiting precocious puberty. The clinical presentation, surgical management, and pathology of this rare pancreatic PNET ...
Badmos K B - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a chronic granulomatous inflammation that affects many systems in the body including the gastrointestinal tract. This study was carried out by reviewing all cases of schistosomal appendicitis, and documents any association with acute appendicitis. OBJECTIVE: To review all cases of schistosomal appendicitis and document any possible asspciation ...
Mastroyianni Sotiria D - - 2006
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood is a novel type of parainfectious encephalopathy with a racial and geographic predilection, rarely reported from other than East Asian areas. The objective was to describe the clinical, imaging, and other laboratory findings of non-Asian patients with acute necrotizing encephalopathy. Data were collected from three ...
Al-Hamoudi Waleed K - - 2006
Helicobacter heilmannii is a Gram-negative spiral-shaped organism predominantly associated with zoonotic infection. Human pathology has also been described, but acute symptoms with complete resolution have been infrequently reported. We present a 50-year-old man in whom H. heilmannii gastritis presented as an acute febrile illness and was successfully treated with antibiotics ...
Marseglia Gian Luigi - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Acute infection of the sphenoid sinus usually affects both pre-adolescent and adolescent subjects and is associated with infections of the other paranasal sinuses. Acute isolated sphenoiditis, though uncommon, is frequently misdiagnosed as symptoms are vague and there are few clinical findings. Indeed, it is not usually diagnosed until the ...
Place Rick C - - 2006
Acute urinary retention is unusual in childhood and when present is likely to have an identifiable cause. Although the evaluation is often performed by the urologic specialist after relief of the obstruction, it is imperative that some causes be identified in the Emergency Department. This is a case of a ...
Bridgman Paul G - - 2006
This case report describes a Caucasian woman with an acute and reversible cardiomyopathy provoked by sudden emotional stress. Notable features of the case are the lack of neurohumoral activation, a 1-week delay between the identified emotional stressor and presentation, and the development of torsades de pointes with amiodarone therapy. Amiodarone ...
Kubota Tadao T Department of Surgery Chibanishi General Hospital, 107-1 Kanegasaku Matsudo Chiba 270-2251, Japan. - - 2006
Preoperative images of acute appendiceal diverticulitis are rarely reported because of the difficulty of distinguishing appendiceal diverticulitis from other ileocecal diseases like acute appendicitis or cecal diverticulitis. We report a case of preoperatively diagnosed acute appendiceal diverticulitis. A 30-year-old female with a presumptive diagnosis of acute appendicitis from history and ...
Donohoe E - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Legislation was introduced in Ireland in October 2001 to control the sale of paracetamol in non-pharmacy outlets. Preparations are now limited to 12 tablets per pack and only one pack can be sold per transaction. AIM: To assess the impact of this legislation on acute deliberate paracetamol overdoses. METHODS: ...
Lopez-Tomassetti Fernandez E M EM Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University Hospital of Canary Islands, Ofra s/n. La Cuesta, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. - - 2006
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) or inflammatory pseudotumors (IPs) have been extensively discussed in the literature. They are usually found in the lung and upper respiratory tract. However, reporting of cases involving the biliopancreatic region has increased over recent years. Immunohistochemical study of these lesions limited to the pancreatic head or ...
Tokala D P - - 2007
Case report and literature review. To illustrate that ossification of the proximal thoracic ligamenta flava can be a rare cause of acute myelopathy in a Caucasian patient and that timely surgery can lead to a good outcome. Nottingham, UK. Proximal multiple contiguous ossified thoracic ligamenta flava from T3/T4 to T5/T6 ...
Akyol Ali - - 2006
An 80-year-old caucasian man with acute onset parkinsonism is reported here. Lower limbs were predominantly involved and he did not show remarkable improvement with dopaminergic therapy. His MRI investigation showed an isolated lesion on the right side of the mesencephalon, consistent the localization of substantia nigra. The association of acute ...
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