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Yeon Hyeonkyeong H Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, - - 2013
We describe a case in which homonymous hemianopsia developed abruptly following an epidural blood patch procedure. The procedure was performed in a patient complaining of post-dural puncture headache after an emergency Cesarean section under spinal anesthesia. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated that air bubbles had moved from the ...
Torok Collin - - 2013
STUDY DESIGN: A single case is presented of a spontaneously resolving epidural arteriovenous fistula caused by a stab wound.OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a unique case of a spontaneously resolving epidural arteriovenous fistula caused by a stab wound, as well as to present a brief review of pathology.SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal ...
Schallner Nils - - 2013
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Conflicting reports about adverse events following nitrous oxide (N2O) application have spurred a discussion whether N2O should be abandoned from clinical practice. Concurrently, N2O is increasingly used as a single anesthetic agent in medical procedures. This article reviews and discusses reports about the present use of N2O. ...
Allmendinger Andrew M - - 2013
Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are increasingly recognized in patients presenting with orthostatic headache and ultimately diagnosed with intracranial hypotension. While the precise cause of these spontaneous leaks is unknown, it is thought to result from underlying weakness in the spinal meninges and may be associated with meningeal diverticula ...
Khalaf Mohd W - - 2013
/st> The authors performed a systematic search of the literature to identify the frequency of, risk of experiencing and factors associated with adrenal crises in dental patients. /st> The authors searched PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE (1947-June 20, 2012) and Embase (1974-2012) for English-language articles related to cases of adrenal crisis ...
Dyamanna Devaraj Nidagatte - - 2013
Spinal anesthesia has been regarded as safe and simple technique since its introduction into anesthesia practice. Bradycardia and hypotension under spinal anesthesia is a known phenomenon. However sudden unexpected bradycardia and cardiac arrest under spinal anesthesia is considered as rare and uncommon manifestation. On the contrary, as per current reviews, ...
Franco-Hernández José Antonio - - 2013
CONTENT: Strumpell-Lorrain disease - or familial spastic paraplegia (FSP) - is a rare hereditary neurological disorder, mainly characterized by variable degrees of stiffness and weakening of the muscles, with cognitive impairment, deafness, and ataxia in the more severe cases. We describe two female siblings with FSP programmed for cholecystectomy and ...
Oymaci Erkan - - 2013
Carcinosarcoma of the pancreas is a rare entity comprising a small subset of all pancreatic neoplasms. Diagnosis is usually established by immunohistochemical examination of the resected specimen. Prognosis is limited to several months after resection. We review the current literature on this rare type of neoplasia, considering histopathological and clinical ...
Johnson Philip - - 2013
Nocardia species exist in the environment as a saprophyte; it is found worldwide in soil and decaying plant matter. They often infect patients with underlying immune compromise, pulmonary disease or history of trauma or surgery. The diagnosis of nocardiosis can be easily missed as it mimics many other granulomatous and ...
Rowles Thomas A - - 2013
CONTRIBUTING REVIEWERS: The editors of BMC Surgery would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2012).
Neumayr Andreas - - 2013
Bone involvement in human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is rare, but affects the spine in approximately 50% of cases. Despite significant advances in diagnostic imaging techniques as well as surgical and medical treatment of spinal CE, our basic understanding of the parasite's predilection for the spine remains incomplete. To fill this ...
Huang Xin - - 2013
Primary spinal melanoma (PSM) is rare and usually occurs in the cervical and thoracic regions. Here, we present a case of multiple spinal cord melanoma located at the level of cervical and upper thoracic spine in a 24-year-old male. The patient underwent a T6-T7 thoracic laminectomy and gross-total resection of ...
Tucer Bulent - - 2013
Vertebral hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions of the vertebral column; only 0.9-1.2% of all vertebral hemangiomas cause spinal cord compression. We report a 34-year-old female who was admitted to the neurosurgery clinic with a history of back pain, poor quality of life and easy fatigability for 1.5 years. Her medical ...
Ozgiray Erkin - - 2013
Primary spinal glioblastoma multiforme (spinal GBM) is not a very common entity. This paper presents an outline of this rare neoplasm, its clinical presentation, course, management and outcome and reports a 3-case series of spinal GBM. In this 3-case series with spinal GBM, one of the patients was operated for ...
Makhdoomi Rumana - - 2013
To study the clinicopathologic characteristics of chordomas from a single institution. MATERIAL and This study is a retrospective analysis of 18 cases of chordomas diagnosed over a period of 5-years at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, from 2006 to 2010. The overall mean age of the patients was 46.72 ...
Choi Clark K CK Department of Anesthesiology, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219, - - 2013
Anesthetic management of laboring parturients with Arnold-Chiari type I malformation poses a difficult challenge for the anesthesiologist. The increase in intracranial pressure during uterine contractions, coughing, valsalva maneuvers, and expulsion of the fetus can be detrimental to the mother during the process of labor and delivery. No concrete evidence has ...
de Kort Ellen H M EH Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, Dr. Molewaterplein 60, 3015 GJ Rotterdam, The Netherlands ; Máxima Medical Center, De Run 4600, DB 5504, Veldhoven, The - - 2013
Background. Neonatal intubation is a stressful procedure that requires premedication to improve intubation conditions and reduce stress and adverse physiological responses. Premedication used during the INSURE (INtubation, SURfactant therapy, Extubation) procedure should have a very short duration of action with restoration of spontaneous breathing within a few minutes. Aims. To ...
Jankovic Irena - - 2012
Segmental neurofibromatosis is a rare clinical finding generally with no family history and facial involvement. There are four subtypes of segmental neurofibromatosis: true segmental, localized cases with deep involvement, hereditary segmental and bilateral segmental neurofibromatosis. Here we report three patients from the same family (father, son and granddaughter) with segmental ...
Meyer Mark J - - 2012
The safety and utility of pediatric epidural analgesia is well established, but the risk of permanent neurological injury is unknown and largely must be extrapolated from adult literature. In this article we present a series of 4 cases of long-term or permanent neurologic complications associated with epidural analgesia. Possible mechanisms ...
Yamashita Hideki - - 2012
We present a case of intra- and extra-articular localized pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the right knee joint separately. A 14-year-old girl presented with a painful mass over the medial aspect of the right knee. MRI demonstrated nodular masses located in the anteromedial area of the knee joint and on ...
Draeger Reid W - - 2012
Regional anesthesia has become the preferred method of anesthesia for many upper extremity operations and generally results in decreased hospital stays, postoperative opioid requirement, and postoperative nausea. Complications of regional anesthesia are rarely reported in the literature, possibly because of limited anesthesiologist-patient follow-up. Three cases of suprascapular nerve palsy after ...
Dayisoylu Ezher Hamza - - 2012
Canalicular adenomas are uncommon benign salivary gland neoplasms of the oral cavity. They are typically located on the upper lip, buccal mucosa and infrequently found on the palate and derived from minor salivary glands. Intra-mandibular localization of canalicular adenoma is extremely rare. Due to benign character of the tumour, canalicular ...
Plank Rebeca M RM Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA. - - 2013
We report two cases of newborns who developed marked local edema after application of a eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) topical anesthetic cream for neonatal male circumcision (NMC). Although local edema and erythema are known potential side effects of EMLA cream, a common anesthetic used for NMC, the loss ...
Le Tri C - - 2012
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal cord herniation is a rare but well-documented condition that has been associated with tethering through the dural defect. Both spinal cord herniation and cord tethering result in progressive myelopathy that can be improved or stabilized with surgical intervention. Most cases of herniation are caused by dural defects ...
Shi Qiang - - 2012
Abstract The calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT) is classified as a benign fibrous lesion, and it is a rare pathologic entity. Local excision is the preferred therapeutic approach in treating CFTs. We present the first reported case in the literature of a CFT found in the colon, and this is the ...
Porhomayon Jahan - - 2012
Although the incidence of neurological complications after shoulder surgery with regional anesthesia remains low but serious negative outcomes have been reported in the literature. Here we report a case of acute quadriplegia secondary to cervical epidural abscess and possible neck manipulation.
Khalatbari Mahmoud Reza - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Myxopapillary ependymoma is a rare benign variant of ependymoma, occurring most commonly in the cauda equina/filum terminale of the spinal cord. It is rare in pediatric patients. Dissemination of the myxopapillary ependymoma along the neuraxis is uncommon both in adults and pediatric patients. METHODS: We report a 16-year-old boy ...
Karasaki Takahiro - - 2012
Obturator hernia of the fallopian tube is extremely rare. Multidetector computed tomography of a 43-year-old nulliparous woman with sudden onset lower right abdominal pain showed a low-density mass in the right obturator canal suspected of being an obturator hernia of the uterine adnexa. She was diagnosed as having an incarcerated ...
Patnaik Ashis - - 2012
Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are rare tumors. Most of these tumors occur in children and young adults. To date, 47 cases of primary spinal PNET have been reported in the literature. These tumors are highly aggressive with rapid growth. Review of the literature shows that the overall prognosis ...
Reddy Mallika P - - 2012
Congenital fusion of jaw and its association with ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum is reported but is a quite rare congenital benign anomaly. It may be unilateral or bilateral and can present with a single system or multiple systems involvement. This report concentrates on describing the clinical features of above disease, likely ...
Ghanta Rajesh K - - 2012
Spinal epidural angiolipomas are rare, benign tumors composed of mature lipocytes admixed with abnormal blood vessels. Only 128 cases of spinal epidural angiolipomas have been reported in literature till now. Spinal angiolipomas are predominantly located in the mid-thoracic region. We report a case of dorsal epidural angiolipoma in a 56-year-old ...
Sahoo Rajendra Kumar - - 2012
Gorham's syndrome (GS) is a rare disorder characterized by proliferation of vascular channels resulting in destruction and resorption of osseous matrix leading to bone loss. Bone loss leads to joint instability and problems during airway management and positioning for surgery. Respiratory involvement further complicates anaesthesia management. We report the anaesthetic ...
Kaur Manpreet - - 2012
Aplastic anemia is a rare heterogeneous disorder of hematopoietic stem cells causing pancytopenia and marrow hypoplasia with the depletion of all types of blood cells. This results in anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, which pose a challenge to both surgical and anesthetic management of such cases. We report a child with ...
Rysz Maciej M Head and Neck Cancer Department, Surgery Division, Memorial Cancer Center, Head: A. Kawecki MD, PhD, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
In head and neck region leiomyosarcoma is a very rare finding. This tumor is usually located in abdominal cavity. We report a case of 78-year-old man with tumor of the auricle that was resected with 0.7cm margin. Histological and immunohistochemical analysis revealed the leiomyosarcoma. Adjuvant therapy was not advised. During ...
Kim Min Seong - - 2012
Bacterial meningitis is rarely complicated by an intradural spinal abscess, and recurrent meningitis is an uncommon presentation of a spinal intramedullary abscess. Here, we report a 63-year-old patient with recurrent meningitis as the first manifestation of an underlying spinal intramedullary abscess. To the best of our knowledge, no previous report ...
Ekici Mehmet Ali - - 2012
Spinal epidural abscess, if especially caused by Brucellosis is a very rare disease which is usually a consequence of spondylodiscitis. The spinal column can be affected at any joint; however, the lumbar spine is the most common region, especially at the level of the L4-5 and L5-S1. The frequency of ...
Sarkar Sumantra - - 2012
A case of unilateral pulmonary hypoplasia in association with abdominal situs inversus (Situs Inversus Partialis) is described here in a 2-mo-old baby. The normally related heart (levocardia) is dextroposed due to the hypoplastic right lung and compensatory hyper-inflation of the opposite lung which clinically mimicked a mirror-image situs inversus totalis. ...
Bennett W O - - 2012
A 32-year-old woman presented to the endocrinology clinic with recent onset galactorrhoea. Investigations revealed raised prolactin levels. An MRI scan demonstrated a normal pituitary gland, and an incidental finding of sphenoid sinusitis with expansion of the sphenoid sinus was thought to be due to a mucocele. It is postulated that ...
Yoon Richard K - - 2012
A 7-year-old male patient developed palpebral ptosis and paralysis of the extraocular muscles following local anesthetic administration for a major operative procedure on the permanent mandibular left first molar. Complete resolution occurred within approximately 30 minutes. The purpose of this case report was to detail an iatrogenic paresis of the ...
Guerriero Silvana - - 2012
The authors describe the first case of eye amelanotic cellular blue nevus reported in literature and discuss the main differential diagnosis.
Kascák P - - 2012
Aggressive deep angiomyxoma (AA) is locally infiltrative, non-metastasizing neoplasm that typically occurs in the pelvis and perineum in women of the reproductive age. Local recurrence is high despite apparently complete surgical resection. The authors describe a case of AA in the pelvis in a 27-year-old woman. She underwent one invasive ...
Thomas Vibha T - - 2012
Pulmonary carcinosarcoma is a rare and aggressive neoplasm that has both epithelial and mesenchymal components. We report on a 63-year-old woman who was found to have a right upper-lobe pulmonary carcinosarcoma with metastases to the liver and gastric fundus. There are currently no published guidelines on the treatment of pulmonary ...
Botchu R - - 2012
Pneumorachis or epidural emphysema is defined as free air in the spinal canal which is seen following trauma, head trauma, manipulations, epidural injections, and spinal surgery. We report on the case of a 62-year-old with cervical and thoracic pneumorachis following a traffic accident.
Davies G P - - 2011
Objective:To report the first case of treatment of Nager syndrome associated conductive hearing loss with bone-anchored hearing aids, in a three-year-old boy.Method:Clinical case report and current literature review regarding the use of bone-anchored hearing aids in the treatment of conductive hearing loss in children.Results:A three year eight month old boy ...
Ryu Chun-Geun - - 2011
Oxaliplatin with infusional 5-fluorouracil plus leucovorin (FOLFOX regimen) is the one of the standard chemotherapy regimens for treating a colorectal carcinoma. The most common side effects include neutropenia, diarrhea, vomiting and peripheral neuropathy, and these are moderate and manageable. However, pulmonary toxicity is rarely reported to be associated with the ...
Tamura Masaya - - 2011
Chondroblastoma is a benign bone tumor with a relatively high incidence in older children and adolescents. Although it is generally regarded as a benign neoplasm, it sometimes grows aggressively or recurs but rarely metastasizes to the lung. We herein present a very rare case of a bilateral pneumothorax due to ...
Lee Eun Jung - - 2012
Laryngeal amyloidosis is uncommon and poorly understood, with limited long-term studies. Although primary localized laryngeal amyloidosis is extremely rare, it frequently involves the ventricles and the false and true vocal cords. We present a 58-year-old woman with localized laryngeal amyloidosis who presented no symptoms. On indirect laryngoscopic examination, the mass ...
Elkamouni Youssef - - 2011
Candida Famata is an opportunistic pathogen. Very rare cases of candidemia Candida Famata have been described. We report a case of a patient of 16 years undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease. The patient was put under voriconazole for 3 weeks with a good evolution. This case confirms the opportunistic pathogen ...
Khalatbari M R - - 2011
Spinal cavernous angiomas are rare vascular lesions occurring mainly in the vertebral bodies extending secondary into the extradural space. Only 3% of these lesions are intradural, usually localized within the spinal cord. Rarely, cavernous angioma has been reported to occur in the cauda equina. We describe clinical, diagnostic imaging, and ...
Lan Zedong - - 2011
Complete inversion and impaction of both permanent central incisors is uncommon and rarely reported in the literature. In this report, we describe the treatment of maxillary central incisors that were completely inverted and impacted and positioned high in the vestibule. The esthetic results achieved provide an alternative to extraction or ...
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