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Di Paolo Marco - - 2006
Certain complications of acute pancreatitis may lead to death, and of these, haemorrhage caused by rupture of a peri-pancreatic vessel is among the most dangerous. The case reported here was remarkable because the onset of acute necrotizing pancreatitis was completely asymptomatic and the severe haemorrhage of the portal vein that ...
Devbhandari Mohan P - - 2006
The use of surgical glues in aortic surgery has gained wide popularity due to their hemostatic and tissue reinforcing properties. Reports of acute complications associated with application of glue are rare. We report the case of a 52-year-old fragile, steroid-dependent woman who developed acute intraoperative dysfunction of an aortic prosthetic ...
Dubnov G - - 2006
Rubella is now an uncommon disease, and its neurological complications are rarely encountered. One complication, acute transverse myelitis, has been described in a few case reports and usually has an unfavourable outcome. The case is presented of an elite swimmer who developed transverse myelitis after rubella, which was treated with ...
D'Aloia Antonio - - 2006
This article reports on a case of acute type B aortic dissection presenting with electrocardiographic abnormalities mimicking an acute coronary syndrome, associated with high D-dimer levels in the acute phase and normalization in the chronic phase of the disease process. This case report is consistent with recent data from the ...
Eboriadou Maria - - 2006
We report the case of a 20-month old boy with markedly elevated serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels, documented during an episode of acute laryngotracheobronchitis. Biochemical investigations and imaging studies revealed no evidence of bone or liver disease. Transient hyperphosphatasemia (TH) was confirmed when serum ALP levels normalized within 2 months. ...
Kim Byung Kook - - 2006
Hyperlipidemia is a rare cause of pancreatitis. It has been believed that free fatty acids released from hydrolyzed serum chylomicrons or triglycerides and chylomicrons induce hyperlipidemic pancreatitis by damaging acinar cells and capillaries. Type I, IV or V hyperlipidemic (Fredrickson's classification) pancreatitides have distinctive features of increased and heightened serum ...
Amann Olga - - 2006
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a well-studied syndrome in domestic animals. EPI occurs when severe progressive loss of tubulo-acinar tissue from atrophy or inflammatory destruction results in insufficient secretion of digestive enzymes and clinical signs of malabsorption. However, the literature on EPI in birds is limited. The syndrome has been ...
Liang Mike K - - 2006
Appendectomy for appendicitis is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. Residual tissue left after an initial appendectomy risks the development of stump appendicitis. A comprehensive review of the English-language literature revealed 36 reported cases of stump appendicitis. Typically, patients present with signs and symptoms similar ...
Sagar Jayesh - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a coumarin anti-coagulant, used widely for the therapeutic and prophylactic anticoagulation. Although, it is considered as a life saving medicine, it is associated with the significant adverse effects including intra-abdominal bleeding, which have been very well documented in literature. However, the presentation of warfarin induced intra-peritoneal bleeding ...
Balakrishnan Vallath - - 2006
CONTEXT: Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas is a rare developmental anomaly. This anomaly may be complicated by recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 28-year-old female with agenesis of the dorsal pancreas and chronic calcific pancreatitis. The diagnosis of agenesis of the dorsal pancreas ...
Singh Sonal - - 2006
Many anecdotal reports have suggested that therapy with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors ('statins') can cause acute pancreatitis. We aimed to quantify the association between statins and pancreatitis and to classify the adverse effect under the dose, time, susceptibility (DoTS) system. We searched for controlled observational studies that assessed the risk of ...
Patel Vijaykumar G - - 2005
Subcapsular hematoma of the spleen is a rare complication of pancreatitis despite its close proximity to the pancreas. Pancreatic pseudocyst involving the tail of the pancreas may erode into the splenic hilum causing hilar vessel bleeding with subcapsular dissection and hematoma formation. The management of such complication is still controversial. ...
Bhasin Deepak Kumar - - 2005
CONTEXT: An intra-hepatic pseudocyst is a very rare complication of acute and chronic pancreatitis with less than thirty cases described in the literature. Successful resolution of intra-hepatic pseudocysts with endoscopic transpapillary nasopancreatic drain placement has not previously been described. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 34-year-old male with ...
Caldicott David G E - - 2005
Marijuana is one of the most widely used recreational substances in the world, considered by many consumers as a relatively safe drug with few significant side-effects. We report the case of a 21-year-old man who suffered an acute myocardial infarction following the use of marijuana, despite having no other identifiable ...
Izzedine Hassane - - 2005
Gastrointestinal manifestations are common in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), occurring in 35% to 40% of patients at some stage of their illness. SLE is an uncommon etiology of pancreatic disease. Only 3 cases of chronic pancreatitis associated with SLE have been reported in adults. We report the case of a ...
Sanchez Rosa - - 2005
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is the leading cause of transfusion-associated mortality. TRALI occurs in children and adults, but the syndrome has not been reviewed from a pediatric perspective. We reviewed the literature on TRALI from a pediatric perspective. TRALI has been documented in pediatric patients, especially in the setting ...
Gyang Anthony - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy is often associated with severe morbidity. It is usually an antepartum problem occurring in late pregnancy. It rarely occurs in the postpartum period and when it does diagnosis can be difficult. CASE REPORT: We report a case of 'unexplained' ascites following ventouse delivery, diagnosed 6 ...
Bradley Edward L EL - - 2005
Despite a paucity of data, cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas has been considered to be resistant to chemoradiation, with a limited effect similar to that of the more common pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We describe a case of a partially excised cystadenocarcinoma with a positive surgical margin that was treated by neoadjuvant chemoradiation. ...
Kabao─člu Burçak - - 2005
A 44 year-old man presented to the Emergency Department of American Hospital with severe pain persisting in the left upper quadrant for several hours. A computed tomographic scanning (CT scan) and celiac digital substraction angiography (DSA) of the abdomen demonstrated a splenic infarct. Histopathological examinations showed diffuse acute vasculitis, thrombosis, ...
Berkoff David J - - 2005
Acute angle closure glaucoma is an ocular emergency that is treatable with prompt and appropriate intervention. Recognition of this disease entity is sometimes difficult. We report a case of bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma in a 55-year-old, otherwise healthy individual, and discuss the different ways the condition may present. The ...
Razminia Mansour - - 2005
Acute meningococcemia is a clinical syndrome resulting from Neisseria meningitides infection. The clinical presentation is varied, but when associated with myocardial dysfunction, it carries a poor prognosis. We report a case of meningococcal myocarditis causing severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction that improved over a 4-day period after appropriate antimicrobial treatment ...
Kamisawa T - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The origin of a long common channel in pancreaticobiliary maljunction was suggested to be the ventral pancreatic duct. Pathogenesis of long common channels was investigated by anatomically analysing the arrangement of pancreatic ducts in pancreaticobiliary maljunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cholangiopancreatography was performed for 66 cases of pancreaticobiliary ...
RamachandranNair Rajesh - - 2005
Accepted modes of therapy in acute disseminated encephalomyelitis include intravenous methylprednisolone, intravenous immunoglobulin or a combination of both. Effectiveness of plasmapheresis has been demonstrated by many case reports. We used plasmapheresis to treat steroid non-responsive acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in two children. There was complete clinical and radiological recovery in both ...
Bahou Yacoub G - - 2005
To study the causes, clinical and electromyography/nerve conduction study (EMG/NCS) findings and treatment modalities in Jordanian patients with ulnar neuropathy (UN) observed in a tertiary care referral center and compare the findings with those from Western literature. The case notes of 20 patients with UN referred to the neurophysiology department ...
Jauhar Rajiv - - 2005
Dextrocardia is a rare anomaly affecting 0.01% of newborns. We report on a case of a 60-year-old female with mirror-image dextrocardia who presented with an acute myocardial infarction and underwent primary angioplasty of the left circumflex artery. A review of the literature and technical challenges of the case will be ...
Knight R J W - - 2005
Backache among adolescents and young women is an unusual presenting feature to the Accident and Emergency Department as well as orthopaedic clinics. Here, we present a challenging case of a mullerian duct abnormality, which collectively has an incidence of 0.0001% of the population, and how its consideration and investigation will ...
Odashiro Alexandre N AN Lac Laboratorio de Anatomia Patologica e Citopatologia, Mato Groddo do Sul, - - 2005
A 62-year-old white woman with an unremarkable past medical history presented with acute cholecystitis. A cholecystectomy was performed, revealing an acute hemorrhagic and chronic cholecystitis associated with cholelithiasis. Two months after the operation, the patient developed a massive hemoperitoneum and died by hypo-volemic shock. At autopsy, an angiosarcoma measuring 5 ...
Bhattacharyya Kalyan B - - 2005
Topiramate, a new anticonvulsant, is also used for the prophylaxis of migraine and cluster headache. A serious but not often discussed side effect of the drug is the development of acute myopia and acute angle-closure glaucoma in the early stage of therapy that subsides rapidly with prompt discontinuation. One such ...
Sasahira Naoki - - 2005
AIM: Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the liver is a rare benign lesion, the etiology of which remains obscure. It is not associated with any particular diseases apart from phlebitis and Crohn's disease. METHODS: A middle-aged male with hepatic IPT and peripheral eosinophilia associated with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) was selected for ...
Matsen Susanna L - - 2005
Humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy is widely associated with tumor production of parathyroid hormone related protein (PTH-rP). This peptide functions in endocrine, autocrine and paracrine mechanisms in a manner similar to PTH; increasing renal uptake of calcium, decreasing retention of phosphorous, and stimulating adenylate cyclase and phospholipase C. Although PTH-rP production ...
Murrin R J A - - 2005
We report three consecutive cases of acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML) that were diagnosed within a 4-month period. This unexpected sequence of events was made all the more notable following our discovery of co-incidental geographic, social, and occupational factors that linked them together. Our data strongly suggests that environmental agents may ...
Wijeratne S - - 2005
Severe hypertriglyceridaemia is a rare presentation usually associated with acute pancreatitis. We present two case reports of severe hypertriglyceridaemia occurring in patients with previous autoimmune disease and haematological and solid malignancies but no evidence of prior or concurrent pancreatitis or hyperlipidaemia. These case reports illustrate that haematological and solid organ ...
Abisi S - - 2005
Unlike in Japan, autoimmune pancreatitis is uncommon in the Western world, particularly in Europe. We report the first case of a Caucasian male with typical features of autoimmune pancreatitis in the UK. Recognizing autoimmune pancreatitis as a new clinical entity in Europe will change the management of many patients who ...
Bayard J-M F - - 2005
Two percent of acute pancreatitis are drug induced. In the present paper, we reported the case of a 39 year-old patient with chronic-hallucinatory schizophrenia who developed symptomatic pancreatitis during the clozapine dose titration performed to reach the therapeutic range. Diagnosis of pancreatitis was suggested by clinical examination and abnormal laboratory ...
Wang Sheng-Ru - - 2005
A previously healthy 31-month-old male child became acutely ill with dyspnea and high fever 48 h after admission for acute bronchitis. He experienced sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome throughout the subsequent hospitalization, eventually expiring despite aggressive treatment with antibiotics and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Blood cultures yielded ampicillin-resistant non-typeable Haemophilus ...
Matsushita Masahiro - - 2005
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) as the cause of acute pancreatitis (AP) is a rare phenomenon. Here, we report the first case of PSC associated with limy bile (LB) as well as AP. In this case, spontaneous outflow of the LB occurred, and the AP resolved on its own with conservative ...
Senatus Patrick B - - 2005
Cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a rare entity in adults and an extremely rare entity in children. Approximately 30 cases have been reported in the literature. The authors report the case of a histologically confirmed cerebellar GBM presenting initially as supra- and infratentorial gliomatosis cerebri. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis had been ...
Serrat Jordi - - 2004
The frequency of hepatic hydrothorax in cirrhotic patients is reported to be approximately 5%. The pleural effusion is predominantly right-sided (85% of cases) but may be bilateral. Although most often accompanied by significant ascites, it can occur in its absence. We report a case of a right-sided acute hepatic hydrothorax ...
Burck I - - 2005
We report a patient with acute pyelonephritis in whom the dominant computed tomographic findings were ascending colon and cecal wall thickening and pericolonic fat stranding, likely related to contiguous inflammation from the right kidney. To our knowledge, this is the first report of acute pyelonephritis affecting the right colon mimicking ...
Nigwekar Sagar U - - 2004
CONTEXT: Pancreatitis is a very rare adverse effect of metronidazole with only six cases of metronidazole-induced pancreatitis reported in the English literature so far. CASE REPORT: We report a case of recurrent acute pancreatitis in a 46-year-old female associated with oral metronidazole therapy and review the literature with regards to ...
Yen Yuan-Lung - - 2004
To assess the current state of photokeratoconjunctivitis (PKC) and compare patients caused by different light sources, we recruited 106 consecutive cases from August 2001 to March 2002 through the emergency department at a teaching hospital in Taiwan and conducted questionnaire interviews and telephone follow-ups. Whereas 85.8% of the cases received ...
Singh Sonal - - 2004
CONTEXT: Few data exist about the incidence of drug-induced pancreatitis in the general population. Drugs are related to the etiology of pancreatitis in about 1.4-2% of cases. While statins are generally well tolerated they have been known to be associated with pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis has been reported in a few ...
Su Chin-Ming - - 2004
Chyluria occurs as a result of communication between the lymphatics and the renal pelvis. It is believed that instillation of silver nitrate into the renal pelvis is a safe, minimally invasive and effective treatment for chyluria. We report an unusual complication of acute necrotizing ureteritis following instillation of silver nitrate ...
Gilad Jacob - - 2004
Rhabdomyolysis is a life-threatening condition that may result from various etiologies. We report a rare case of severe rhabdomyosis in a soldier after a mild acute asthma exacerbation. Further work-up revealed an underlying deficiency of type II carnitine palmitoyltransferase. The case is discussed along with a review of the literature. ...
Rajagopal Ambil S - - 2004
Acute epididymo-orchitis is a common cause of 'acute scrotum' in adolescence and young adults, and the common causative pathogens are Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This is a rare case of acute epididymo-orchitis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a pubertal boy with a history of 'ano-receptive' intercourse. On Medline search ...
Ayantunde A A - - 2004
Appendicitis is still the most common acute surgical abdomen all over the world and its complications may be grave. We report an adult case of acute appendicitis complicated by Portal Vein Thrombosis (PVT) and ascending portomesenteric phlebitis treated successfully with antibiotics and anticoagulation with no residual morbidity. Review of published ...
Mack Elizabeth H - - 2004
Fibrosing colonopathy, a complication of cystic fibrosis, has generally been reported in young children with exposure to high doses of pancreatic enzymes. The authors report the case of a 25-year-old male with cystic fibrosis who presented with gradually progressive symptoms of bowel obstruction. Pathologic examination of the right colon revealed ...
Miyake Toshihiko - - 2004
A growing body of clinical cases suggests that a kind of nematode larva, type X larva of the suborder Spirurina that inhabits firefly squids (Watasenia scintillans, or 'Hotaru-ika' in Japanese), can cause acute ileus in humans. However, the larva itself has rarely been found in the wall of the obstructed ...
Perego Elisa - - 2004
CONTEXT: Acute pancreatitis is related to drugs in 1.4-2% of cases. Estrogens are an uncommon but well-known risk factor of pancreatitis in women and men with pre-existing hyperlipidemia. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 37-year-old man with covert hypertriglyceridemia who developed a severe life-threatening pancreatitis strongly associated with ...
Lee Arvind Dhas - - 2004
CONTEXT: An acute inguinoscrotal swelling appearing during the course of acute pancreatitis is rare. There are only three case reports of this in the English literature. CASE REPORT: We report a case of right inguinoscrotal swelling appearing during an attack of acute pancreatitis. CONCLUSIONS: A correct diagnosis and appropriate management ...
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