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Kim Ealmaan E Department of Neurosurgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2013
Isolated oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP) attributable to mild closed head trauma is a distinct rarity. Its diagnosis places high demands on the radiologist and the clinician. The authors describe this condition in a 36-year-old woman who slipped while walking and struck her face. Initial computed tomography did not reveal any ...
Yang Tae Ki TK Department of Neurosurgery, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju University School of Medicine, Jeju, - - 2013
Liver abscess following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting occurs very rarely. We report an unusual case of multiple liver abscesses caused by Staphylococcus capitis in a 50-year-old compromised woman due to a complicating VP shunt infection. We reviewed the nine cases of VP shunt complications reported in the English literature, and speculated ...
Kachewar Sushil G SG Professor, Department of Radiology, Rural Medical College (RMC), PIMS , Loni, Maharashtra, India - - 2013
Soft tissue calcifications and ossifications at distant sites have been reported as a sequel to head injuries or spinal cord injuries. They are usually noticed many months after injury, when once such bedridden patients try to be ambulatory, it rarely goes. Thus, they are an uncommon, disturbing and avoidable complication ...
Zhou Meiqi - - 2013
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been widely accepted as an alternative treatment for unresectable primary and metastatic hepatic tumors, with satisfactory rates of local response and significant improvements in rates of overall survival. Numerous large series studies have shown that RFA is safe and effective, with a low mortality rate and ...
Roche Andrew J AJ Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Chelsesa and Westminster Hospital, Fulham Road, London SW10 9TR, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Plantar plate injuries to the hallux in elite athlete could potentially be career threatening. Reports in the literature are invariably linked to a significant traumatic episode. The occurrence of an atraumatic severe plantar plate injury in the presence of a bipartite sesamoid may suggest a stress related phenomenon. We present ...
Huntington Justin T JT Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, - - 2014
There are numerous techniques surgeons employ to reduce blood loss during partial hepatectomy. In this literature review, prospective studies from the last 20 years are examined to determine the techniques that are best supported by the literature. Some of the techniques include vascular control, multiple parenchymal transection techniques, various hemostatic ...
Furman-Reznic Maya - - 2013
Assessment of individuals with injuries that may have been caused by intentional self-harm is part of routine work of forensic physicians. We present a case of deliberate self-harm of a 19 years old woman who claimed she had been cut by her partner during a quarrel while her partner claimed ...
Guidera Alice K - - 2013
Reports of delayed presentation of foreign bodies in the frontal sinus are infrequent and likely to become rarer with the widespread availability of computed tomography in the last 2 decades. We present a case in which glass from a road traffic injury was found in the frontal sinus, causing symptoms ...
Kim Jong Sun - - 2013
Because of its safety and treatment effectiveness, the popularity of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of hep-atocellular carcinoma (HCC) has gradually increased. However, some serious complications of RFA such as hepatic infarction, bowel perforation, and tumor seeding have been reported. Recently, we experienced a case of diaphragmatic hernia after ...
Bodwal Jatin - - 2013
Penetrating injury to the head, with the exception of missile injuries is rare owing to thick calvarium. Orbital and temporal areas are comparatively vulnerable to penetrating injuries, due to their relative thinness. A case is presented in which a man killed his wife by forcefully thrusting a screw driver into ...
Ni Qingqiang - - 2013
Angiosarcoma is a rare disease with a poor prognosis; significantly, patients with intestinal angiosarcomas who survive over 1 year after diagnosis are extraordinarily rare. This article describes the case of a 33-year-old gentleman who presented with abdominal pain of 4 months duration, which had increased in severity 2 weeks prior ...
Guney Esra - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To report a case of Acute Retinal Necrosis (ARN)-developed nephrotoxicity during intravenous acyclovir treatment and toxic hepatitis during oral valacyclovir treatment. Design: Interventional case report. Methods: Retrospective chart review. Results: A 45-year-old male with ARN treated with intravenous acyclovir developed nephrotoxicity. After switching to oral valacyclovir, toxic hepatitis ...
Tederko P - - 2013
Study design:Systematic literature reviewObjective:To review and assess the quality of available epidemiologic data of spinal cord injury (SCI) in Poland in the context of general International Classification of Functioning (ICF) domains and to answer the question whether there is a need for a comprehensive epidemiologic study of SCI in Poland.Methods:Databases ...
Harris Kemoy - - 2013
Placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) is characterized by placentomegaly and grapelike vesicles resembling a partial molar pregnancy and in most cases, a phenotypically normal fetus. Hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma (HMH) is a benign hamartomatous proliferation of mesenchymal liver tissue. PMD has been associated with HMH. Although rare, in combination, it is known ...
van Waes Oscar J F - - 2013
Lightning strike victims are rarely presented at an emergency department. Burns are often the primary focus. This case report describes the improvised explosive device like-injury to the thorax due to lightning strike and its treatment, which has not been described prior in (kerauno)medicine. Penetrating injury due to blast from lightning ...
Fallahzadeh Mk - - 2013
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is uncommon in young children and unusual in infancy. Although a variety of liver pathologies have been reported in SLE, presentation of this disease with granulomatous liver involvement is very rare. In this article, for the first time, we report an infant girl presenting with unexplained ...
Lehrke Heidi D - - 2013
Juvenile xanthogranuloma is the most frequent type of non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis. It most commonly presents in infancy and early childhood; manifesting as cutaneous lesions on the head, neck, and trunk that suddenly appear and usually undergo spontaneous regression. Extracutaneous involvement, although rare, may occur along with the cutaneous form or ...
John Simon Mathew - - 2013
Inflicted pediatric head injury is a significant issue in New Zealand, fatal cases receiving extensive media attention. The primary aims of this article were to analyze injury patterns and reported mechanisms against both age and cause (accidental or inflicted). The secondary aims were to quantify these deaths and identify trends ...
Laurenty Anne-Pascale - - 2013
We describe here the case of a 60-year old male patient treated for an extensive local progression of a pleiomorphic sarcoma on the right tibial crest with second-line trabectedin. Two cycles were administrated before a major liver toxicity was retrieved, with both cytolytic and cholestatic hepatitis quickly associated with irreversible ...
Avery Daniel M DM - - 2013
Traumatic hip dislocation is a rare but potentially devastating injury in a child. Although most hip dislocations are posterior, other variants have been described. An anterior dislocation in the pediatric population is uncommon and, to our knowledge, this is the first case of anterior-inferior (obturator) dislocation (ie, the femoral head ...
Younan Lara B - - 2013
Propafenone is a class Ic antiarrhythmic drug. It is a beta-adrenergic blocker that causes bradycardia and bronchospasm. It is metabolized primarily in the liver. Its bioavailability and plasma concentration differ among patients under long-term therapy. They are genetically determined by the hepatic cytochrome P-450 2D6. Hepatic toxicity is highly uncommon. ...
Abu-Zidan Fm - - 2013
Human pancreatico-duodenal injuries caused by camels are extremely rare. We report three patients who sustained camel-related pancreatico-duodenal injuries and review the literature on this topic. A 32-year camel caregiver was kicked by a camel which then stepped on his abdomen trying to kill him. The patient's abdomen was soft and ...
Dooremont D - - 2013
We report 3 male IBD patients (2 Crohn's Disease, 1 Ulcerative Colitis) developing thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly on azathioprine treatment. All patients were diagnosed with significant portal hypertension due to histological proven nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) of the liver. In two of three patients, liver function tests remained completely normal. In ...
Mejri Nesrine N Medical Oncology Department, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse 4011, - - 2013
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) has rarely been described as an autoimmune paraneoplastic syndrome of thymoma. This case is the seventh case of AIH revealed by cholestasis few years after the diagnosis of thymoma and the first case treated with chemotherapy alone. We report in this paper a new approach to this ...
Thomas Aiswarya A Department of Primary Care Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut Medical Center, Farmington, USA. - - 2013
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an uncommon life-threatening disorder of pathologic immune activation. HLH associated with autoimmune disease is recognized although the mechanism remains uncertain. HLH associated with dermatomyositis is very rare and just as rarely reported in medical literature. A high index of suspicion is warranted in the setting of ...
Ahmad Kaleem K Department of Radiodiagnosis, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, - - 2013
Extramedullary hematopoiesis is characterized by the presence of hematopoietic tissue outside the bone marrow. Extrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis is a rare and usually asymptomatic condition. We report a case of a 38-year-old female with paraspinal and presacral extramedullary hematopoiesis with polycythemia vera. Clinical and laboratory evaluation, along with radiological and histopathological ...
Haggerty Christopher J - - 2013
Complete dislocation of the globe, inferiorly into the maxillary sinus, medially into the ethmoid sinus, or superiorly into the anterior cranial fossa, can occur with significant blunt facial trauma. The degree of injury to the globe, its adnexal structures, and the optic nerve is dependent on the extent of the ...
Yak Ryan Siqi RS Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore, 119074 - - 2014
We report a patient that sustained a severe hand injury following a python bite. Python bite injuries are rare and we were unable to find guidelines in literature regarding the management of this injury. This report details our experience in managing this case and summarizes the available literature.
Riehl John T - - 2013
Although gunshot injuries are relatively common, there is little consensus about whether retained bullets or bullet fragments should be removed routinely or only in selected circumstances. We performed a systematic review of the literature to answer the following questions: (1) Is bullet and/or bullet fragment removal from gunshot injuries to ...
Lomax A - - 2013
Plantar dislocation of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint is an extremely rare injury. To the best of our knowledge, there are no previous reports in the literature of an isolated dislocation of this type requiring open reduction and surgical repair. In this case report, we describe the clinical and operative findings ...
Yang Cheng-Ta - - 2013
We report a case of pseudolymphoma of the liver in a 49-year-old woman without an underlying disease except for liver hemangioma. A 20-mm nodule was incidentally found in segment 2 of the liver by abdominal ultrasonography during a regular follow-up of the hepatic hemangioma. After a series of radiological examinations, ...
Rapkiewicz Amy V - - 2013
Celebratory gunfire injuries from "falling bullets" occur when guns are fired into the air during celebrations without realizing that this can cause serious injuries or even fatalities. Fatal celebratory gunfire injury is an uncommonly reported event in the continental United States. Our electronic database was queried for homicides occurring within ...
Pathak Hrishikesh - - 2013
Fatalities due to attacks by tigers on humans are uncommon and are rarely described in the medico-legal literature. We herein present a forensic investigation in a unique case of a fatal tiger attack in the wild on a 35 year old female in India by an Indian Bengal tiger (Panthera ...
Debernardi Alberto - - 2013
The craniovertebral junction is a specific region of the spine with unique anatomical and biomechanical properties that yields a wide variety of injury patterns. Junctional traumatic fractures and/or dislocations are widely reported in clinical practice, but we could identify only a subgroup of upper cervical spine traumatic injuries with very ...
Makki Nader - - 2013
Urate nephropathy is observed primarily in patients treated for malignancy, but several other predisposing conditions are recognized. We report a case in which urate nephropathy complicated status epilepticus and review the literature regarding previous similar cases. In addition, we discuss current views of the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury due ...
Barasa Jack - - 2013
Penetrating tracheal injuries are rare. Even rarer is the finding of intrabronchial foreign bodies caused by penetrating objects. We report a patient who experienced a gunshot injury to the trachea and mandible. The tracheal wound was debrided and used as a tracheostomy; a spent bullet in the bronchial tree was ...
Agarwal Deepti - - 2013
Hydatid disease, an endemic in the cattle grazing areas, particularly in the Asian region, is a parasitic infection which is caused by the cestode tapeworm, Echinoccocus granulosus. There is involvement of the intra-abdominal organs apart from the liver, in 10-15% of the cases. We are reporting a case, wherein the ...
Mandal Nilay - - 2013
Isolated injury to the extrahepatic biliary system after blunt trauma is rare, Complete transection of the common bile duct is also a rare entity. Here a case of a 45-year-old male admitted with the history of blunt trauma abdomen with features of peritonitis and jaundice, found to have complete transection ...
Froind Shay - - 2013
Dog bite injury of the head and neck is not rare in children although intracranial injury is reported anecdotally. Among the case reports there is a significant number of patients in whom the diagnosis of penetrating cranial injury was delayed. The aim of the study was to describe a patient ...
Leinwand Joshua C - - 2013
Abstract Background: Blunt abdominal trauma leading to splenic injury can cause substantial morbidity, particularly in patients with established splenic pathology. In such cases, the extant pathology may increase a patient's susceptibility to blunt injury, most notably by inducing hypersplenism; Babesia microti may create such a condition. Methods: Case report and ...
Xiong Bo - - 2013
Abstract Synovial sarcoma originating in the liver is extremely rare and thus far only 3 cases have been reported in the English-language literature. Herein, we report a primary hepatic synovial sarcoma in a 13-year-old Chinese boy. This patient present with a 10-day right upper quadrant pain and a heterogeneous mass ...
Radojevic Nemanja - - 2013
Ritual homicides may be affective (emotional), but usually they are premediated, instrumental, or predatory. In the case under review, the Facebook profile of the assailant helped to determine the motive of the homicide, which seemed to be ritualistic in nature. Therein, a 56-year-old male sustained 48 stab wounds and other ...
Ferguson Rennie W - - 2013
Injury surveillance in the pediatric emergency department (PED) has the potential to be an important part of program planning and clinical management. However, a lack of data has been identified as one of the critical limitations in the field of pediatric emergency services research. The aims of this article were ...
Lee Sang Youn - - 2013
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder of copper metabolism that results in the accumulation of copper in the body and primarily in the liver, brain, and cornea. Copper is a toxic metal and might be associated with cancer induction. Most malignancies associated with WD are hepatocellular carcinoma ...
Aneja Ankur - - 2013
Conjoined twins are a rare entity. Only few cases have been reported in the medical literature. They are a rare and exclusive type of monozygotic twins. They are caused by a faulty division of the embryonic disk. Due to high post-natal morbidity and mortality, an early pre-natal diagnosis is a ...
Nader Kamyar - - 2013
Vanishing bile duct syndrome (VBDS) is characterized by cholestasis and progressive destruction of the intrahepatic bile ducts (ductopenia). The current definition of ductopenia is the loss of interlobular bile ducts in more than 50% of portal tracts. Ductopenia is believed, at a molecular level, to result from the misbalance in ...
Kjossev Kirien T KT Departments of Abdominal Surgery, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria, Southeastern - - 2013
External fistulization or subcutaneous rupture of liver echinococcal cyst (EC) is found occasionally with total of 15 cases reported in the literature. We report a case of 60-year-old female previously misdiagnosed as fistulizated osteomyelitis of the 11(th) rib. At computed tomography scan, non-vital EC was noted in the third liver ...
Jagannatha Aniruddha Thekkatte AT Department of Neurosurgery, M S Ramaiah Institute of Neurosciences, M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2013
Retrospective review of the case file. The primary objective was to report this rare case and discuss the mechanism of dislocation and technique of manual closed reduction of C1-C2 vertebrae in such scenarios. Posterior atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) is extremely rare and a few cases have been reported in English literature. ...
Advenier As - - 2013
Objective:This is the first paper to group together most of adult laryngeal anomalies or malformations which may be misinterpreted by the forensic pathologist and taken for a proof of violence.Material and methods:A review of the literature, to list the main pitfalls, to explain their nature and their origins.Results:We found two ...
Coppola Sara - - 2013
Colorectal liver metastases with intrabiliary growth are uncommon and difficult to characterize by radiology alone. We present the case of a 61-year-old woman previously operated on for a left colon cancer who developed a metacronous lesion at liver segment II-III. Radiologic workup was indicative for cholangiocarcinoma. Thus, the patient underwent ...
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