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Magriples U - - 2001
This report includes cases of hyponatremia in preeclampsia. Two patients were identified with preeclampsia complicated by hyponatremia, one with and the other without nephrotic syndrome. Together with 3 cases of hyponatremia recently reported, these additional cases from the same geographic area suggest that hyponatremia is not a rare complication of ...
Press N - - 2001
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, a food-borne pathogen, causes infection that commonly presents as gastroenteritis and mesenteric lymphadenitis. Post-infectious complications include erythema nodosum, reactive arthritis and, less commonly, uveitis and nephritis. Six serotypes of Y. pseudotuberculosis have been identified, and post-infectious complications have been identified following infection with some, but not all, serotypes. ...
Kaufman A - - 2001
The problem of paresthesia after dental procedures has existed for years. The literature presents several simple precautions dentists can take to avoid paresthesia caused by injection in nonsurgical cases. Although the risks of complications are still extremely small (1:785,000), there has been an increase recently in the number of cases ...
Peeters A - - 2001
Lethal complications after tonsillectomy. Two cases of serious complications after paediatric tonsillectomy, that were referred to our department, resulted in death, one due to massive haemorrhage and one due to hyponatremia. Thanks to early recognition and adequate treatment, two other cases could be successfully treated. The literature on serious complications ...
Lussky R C - - 2000
Umbilical venous catheters and percutaneously placed central venous lines play an integral role in the management of critically ill newborn infants. Health care providers involved with the placement of these catheters must be familiar with, and able to diagnose, subtle sites for catheter misplacements. Three cases are presented illustrating potential ...
Hart A - - 2000
Acquired tonsillar herniation and syrinx formation are recognized complications of a lumboperitoneal shunt used to treat conditions of increased CSF volume. Treatment of this complication is by ventriculoperitoneal shunt or foramen magnum decompression. We describe the first case of acquired tonsillar herniation in a pseudotumour cerebri (following lumboperitoneal shunt insertion) ...
Wijesinghe H S - - 2000
The authors report the case of an elder woman involved in a motor vehicle collision (MVC) requiring emergent intubation using the technique of retrograde intubation (RI). Since RI is a blind technique, potential complications arising from its use are numerous and may result in increased morbidity and mortality. Such was ...
Bonsell S - - 2000
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression has become increasingly popular as an operative treatment for shoulder impingement syndrome. It is generally a safe procedure with low morbidity and very few complications. A case where the deltoid became detached during arthroscopic subacromial decompression is presented as an example of the perils of overaggressive subacromial ...
Figueiredo G C - - 2000
We present an uncommon case of a 3-year-old boy with a finger sucking habit who developed dystrophic calcification in his left thumb. Two years after excision, there was no recurrence, and the thumb retained full range of motion. We also discuss its probable pathogenesis and present a brief review of ...
Rincon E - - 2000
EMLA (eutectic mixture of local anesthetics) cream is used topically to provide local anesthesia for a variety of painful superficial procedures. Although the side effects of EMLA are usually mild and transient local skin reactions, potential life threatening complications can be encountered. We report a case of central nervous toxicity ...
Tercan M - - 2000
This report presents a case of a male newborn with a severe circumferential amniotic band, treated by single-stage excision of the ring, and microvascular venous anastomosis between the proximal and distal parts of the affected site. No complications were encountered. A microsurgical approach to improve the circulation may be useful ...
Mularski R A - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To review causes of nonsurgical pneumoperitoneum (NSP), identify nonsurgical etiologies, and guide conservative management where appropriate. DATA SOURCE: We conducted a computerized MEDLINE database search from 1970 to 1999 by using key words pneumoperitoneum and benign, nonsurgical, spontaneous, iatrogenic, barotrauma, pneumatosis, diaphragmatic defects, free air, mechanical ventilation, gynecologic, and ...
Kim W Y - - 2000
A case of large bowel impaction caused by migration of a BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB) is presented. The literature is reviewed regarding both the use and the complications inherent in such balloon devices. This is the first reported case of an intragastric balloon impacted in the colon 9 months after ...
Beiko D T - - 2000
Peritoneal cerebrospinal fluid pseudocyst (CSFoma) formation is a rare postoperative complication of augmentation cystoplasty in children, with only three other cases being reported in the world literature. We describe two patients with CSFoma formation following augmentation ileocystoplasty. The management of these cases and a brief review of the pathogenesis and ...
Menke J J - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of epididymo-orchitis that developed four years after treatment with intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) and to review the incidence of this adverse effect. DATA SOURCES: Information about the patient was obtained from the medical chart. A MEDLINE search of English-language literature (from January 1976 to April ...
Vasseur M A - - 2000
Osteochondromas are the most common benign tumor of the bone. They are sometimes responsible for vascular complications involving either veins or arteries, principally around the knee. We report six cases of such complications. An extensive review of literature through a computerized research was performed. We found 97 cases that were ...
di Carlo I - - 2000
Totally implantable venous device (TIVD) are widely used for the treatment of patients requiring long-term chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition and fluid replacement. Until today, many kinds of complications have been reported in the literature. We report an unusual case of catheter fracture as a consequence of pinchoff syndrome, and discuss ...
González-Gil J - - 2000
Common and usually self-limited diseases may occasionally have fatal consequences. Hydrocephalus is a very rare complication of mumps, with just a few cases reported in the literature. Here we report a fatal case of hydrocephalus presenting 19 years after mumps encephalitis. The long latency period between encephalitis and hydrocephalus-associated symptoms ...
Walsh D C - - 2000
Postoperative hemorrhagic complications of the "open-door" maxillotomy approach to the skull base and clivus are uncommon. We report a case of maxillary artery pseudoaneurysm and discuss the management of this condition.
Zager J S - - 2000
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Jejunal diverticulosis (JD) is a rare disease that has a variable presentation. The signs, symptoms, diagnosis, complications and treatment of JD will be discussed through a review of the literature and a series of cases from our own institution. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the diagnosis, treatment and complications ...
Abdalla E K - - 1999
The technique for percutaneous and open neurolytic celiac plexus injection, using ethanol or phenol, for relief of intractable pancreatic cancer pain has been well described. Prospective randomized studies, demonstrating safety and efficacy with few complications, have led to widespread acceptance and use of this palliative procedure. The complications of neurolytic ...
Powell E C - - 1999
We report a case of a 10-week-old girl, with tetralogy of Fallot and a Blalock-Taussig shunt, who presented with hypercyanotic episodes. She was found to have serous fluid leakage around her shunt, causing compression of her trachea. Hypercyanotic episodes resulting from shunt leakage have not previously been reported. An awareness ...
Daane S P - - 1999
During the past 2 years, media attention has focused on catastrophic outcomes associated with liposuction. A critical review of the lipoplasty literature was undertaken to determine the incidence of severe and mortal complications. Reported lipoplasty complications and patient outcome studies published in the English literature through January 1, 1999, were ...
Berjano R - - 1999
Numerous natural and synthetic substitutes have been proposed for dural grafting. Autografts, allografts, xenografts and nonabsorbable or absorbable polymer sheets have been used in experimental models and clinical practice. This article reviews the literature regarding the features, advantages, and related complications of different dural substitutes.
Ruth M - - 1999
Businesses can improve operations by capitalizing on the collective knowledge of their human resources.
Baur D A - - 1999
The risk of fire in the airway associated with laser surgery is well known, but there are reports of endotracheal tube fires ignited by electrocautery, particularly during pharyngeal surgery or tracheostomy or both. This uncommon complication has potentially devastating consequences. Surgeons undertaking these procedures should be aware of this complication ...
Kanegaye J T - - 1999
Skin staples are ideal for pediatric scalp laceration closure because of their rapidity of placement and economy and ease of use. We report two cases of rotatory staple migration necessitating improvised removal techniques. Clinicians should be alert for this complication, which may result from a combination of staple design, local ...
Latham J A - - 1999
In this review article, four cases of peripheral endovascular stent infection (including a case presented in this issue of the journal) reported in the medical literature are reported. While the actual incidence of endovascular stent infection is probably low, when it occurs it can have serious consequences. This complication may ...
Lie D - - 1999
Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is an acceptable form of treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis. Many authors have reported favourable results. Complications range from pneumo-haemothorax, Horner's syndrome, compensatory hyperhidrosis and bleeding. Plas et al reported 2.7% of the procedures had complications requiring intervention and 9.7% had non-interventive complications. There have been isolated reports of ...
Seelig M H - - 1999
Disseminated infection after intravesical bacille Calmette-Guérin instillation for bladder cancer is a rare but potential complication. Vascular infection is an additional serious complication but is seldom reported. We present the first report of a small series of patients with vascular infections after intravesical bacille Calmette-Guérin instillation, and we review the ...
Shafa B - - 1999
Basal encephaloceles are rare occurrences with occult and often varied presentations. Frequently, the need for surgical treatment is not clear to the patient or the physician, leading to potentially fatal complications. We report the case of a 44-year-old woman with an 8-year history of nonspecific complaints who presented to us ...
Hiba M R - - 1998
This article reviews the literature regarding the interplay between gastrointestinal complaints and psychological factors, an increasingly recognized and therapeutically important aspect of referral practice. Knowledge in this field is distilled to broad principles and approaches that can be applied to the different clinical entities affecting the gut, from the esophagus ...
Kopec S E - - 1998
We were asked to review a case from an outside hospital in which there was inadvertent perforation of the right ventricle during the percutaneous placement of a chest tube. We present the case in the hopes that by doing so, others will avoid such a complication in the future. After ...
Abu-Arafeh W - - 1998
OBJECTIVES: 856 cases of hypospadias, operated over a period of 7 years, using various methods of one-stage repair, are reviewed in order to assess their functional and cosmetic results and their rate of complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 856 boys with an average age of 3.5 years were classified according to ...
Block S L - - 1998
A healthy, young adolescent girl developed primary pneumococcal peritonitis, an infection rarely reported in this age group in North America. Her course was further complicated by exudative pleural effusion and pneumonia despite receiving 10 days of clindamycin therapy. Laparascopy proved useful in making the initial diagnosis, but may have contributed ...
Vereczkei A - - 1998
Subacute, postoperative ischemic lesion in small bowel loops is a poorly defined phenomenon. The authors observed this rare complication with full or partial regeneration in jejunal loops used for esophageal reconstruction. Beside the case reports, they discuss the cause, the mechanism, the possible prevention and correction of this rarely reported ...
Hirschbein M J - - 1998
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare infection of the deep and subcutaneous tissue layers most commonly caused by group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus. The disease begins as a typical cellulitis. Necrosis of the deeper tissues progresses rapidly, accompanied by a dusky, gray-blue skin discoloration with erythematous margins. Even with appropriate treatment, mortality ...
Moreau S - - 1998
Epistaxis is a common and in most cases benign event. Severe or recurrent epistaxis, however, can present therapeutic problems. Forty-five cases of supraselective embolization in intractable epistaxis are reported. The authors' success rate of 97%, similar to the success rates reported in the literature, confirms the effectiveness of this technique. ...
Goodkin R - - 1998
Symptomatic perforation of the anterior annulus fibrosus/anterior longitudinal ligament during surgery for herniated lumbar disc disease is one of the more solemn and sobering complications experienced by neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons. This complication frequently results in the death of the patient. Its occurrence is probably more common than the medical ...
Iacono F - - 1998
Intracorporeal needle breakage during intracavernous self-injection of vasoactive drugs in the treatment of erection disorders represents an unusual complication. This article presents a case of intracorporeal needle breakage during self-injection in a 50-year-old man. Our case allowed an immediate removal of the needle by manipulation, without resorting to surgery or ...
Reissman P - - 1998
An extremely rare yet potentially fatal complication of colonoscopy is reported. A 52-year-old female developed a splenic subcapsular hematoma following routine colonoscopy. Conservative treatment was successful. In the English literature, only 14 similar cases have been reported. Treatment of a splenic flexure lesion, previous surgery with splenocolic adhesions, and inflammatory ...
Richmond B K - - 1997
Over the past few years, several cases of acute mesenteric ischemic events following laparoscopy have appeared in the literature. To date, no formal description of this phenomenon has been provided. In this article, we summarize and analyze the features of the five reported cases to date as well as a ...
Erzurum V Z - - 1997
Residual appendicitis is a rare event that occurs when there is incomplete resection of the organ. A recent report suggested that this may be a complication of laparoscopic surgery. Following a case of stump appendicitis in a young patient, we thoroughly reviewed the literature and found that most reported cases ...
Beatty T W - - 1997
All primary carbon dioxide (CO2) laser stapedectomies supervised by the senior author since 1986 were retrospectively reviewed and reported according to 1995 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Committee on Hearing guidelines. Sixty-three cases had more than 6 weeks of follow-up with an average residual gap of 6.49 dB ...
Zeller B B Barneavdelingen, Sentralsykehuset i Akershus, Nordbyhagen, - - 1997
The prognosis of infantile myofibromatosis (IMF) depends on the organs involved: the prognosis is very poor if vital viscera are affected, but excellent if there is no visceral involvement. We report the case of a boy presenting with a pathological fracture at the age of 6 weeks. Progressive osteolytic lesions ...
Stewart J A - - 1997
Thromboembolic disease, as a complication of ovarian stimulation and assisted conception techniques, is generally considered to be a rare complication of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and, by implication, lower limb in origin. Sporadic cases of unusually sited thromboses, both venous and arterial, have been reported. This paper aims to draw attention ...
Bliss D P DP - - 1997
Necrotizing fasciitis is a potentially life-threatening infection of subcutaneous tissues and Scarpa's fascia that rarely affects neonates. We report the occurrence of this devastating infection in two neonates after routine Plastibell circumcision. These case reports highlight the presentation and management of this complication after a relatively routine and frequently performed ...
Wittman B K - - 1997
Severe fetal pleural effusion and ascites in the second trimester are associated with poor prognosis. We present a case where long-term drainage of several pleural effusion by a double reverse pig tail stent was achieved. Although the ultimate outcome was successful, complications seen in this case include accidental placement of ...
Sasaki S - - 1997
A case report and a brief review of the literature on Takayasu's arteritis complicating annuloaortic ectasia are presented. The patient successfully underwent modified Bentall procedure during the inactive stage of the disease. Piehler's method is recommended for coronary reconstruction in the presence of severe periaortic adhesions resulting from Takayasu's arteritis.
Hsu L H - - 1997
Thoracic duct injury is a potential problem from central venous catheter insertion that has rarely been reported. A case in which a left chylothorax developed 2 days after internal jugular vein catheterization is presented here. This complication was managed successfully by continuous drainage of the pleural space, oral administration of ...
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