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Kim Sung Bum - - 2010
The ADCON-L gel® (Gliatech, Cleveland, OH, USA), a carbohydrate polymer gel, has been shown in a controlled clinical study to inhibit postsurgical adhesions and improve a patient's clinical outcome. Immediate complication of this gel has been reported in the recent literature including back pain, radiculitis and durotomy. However, delayed detection ...
D'Arcy F T - - 2011
Circumcision is one of the world's most common operations. Series describing a new technique involving the use of fibrin-based glue have become more apparent in the literature. Here we outline the first 100 such cases for 62 children and 38 adults in our practice describing complications and learning curve. We ...
Jain Manoj Kumar - - 2010
A case of herpes zoster infection with unusual oral complications involving the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve is presented. The post-herpetic complications of osteonecrosis, spontaneous exfoliation of teeth, and subsequent pathologic fracture of mandible in the absence of concurrent predisposing factors in a 65-year-old man are demonstrated. Forty-one cases ...
Bailey J Kevin - - 2010
We report here the successful treatment of a 9-year-old boy who suffered a high-voltage electrical injury and a hospital course complicated by unexpected airway obstruction from Ascaris lumbricoides. Review of the literature revealed 4 previous reports of this complication. We also discuss options for prevention and treatment of this rare ...
Khlifi Abdeljalil - - 2010
Postpartum ovarian vein thrombophlebitis is an uncommon life-threatening situation. It should be systematically evoked in case of persistent fever during the postpartum. Diagnosis is often not immediately apparent clinically and there are many that mimic this condition. A 26-year-old female presented with fever and acute right loin pain during four ...
Jea Andrew - - 2010
Little to no pediatric or neurosurgical literature has been published about the complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedures for hydrocephalus associated with vein of Galen malformations in childhood. The interventional neuroradiology literature, however, suggests that ventriculoperitoneal shunting as first-line treatment for hydrocephalus in children with vein of Galen malformations is fraught ...
Tessier Joshua J - - 2010
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare complication associated with hyperthyroidism. It is most common in the Asian population. We describe a case of a 28-year-old Sudanese man who presented with ascending lower extremity paralysis after treatment of hyperthyroidism with prednisone and methimazole. This case report reviews the literature looking at ...
Viswanatha Borlingegowda - - 2010
Otitic hydrocephalus is a rare intracranial complication of otitis media. It is characterized by elevated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure with normal CSF biochemistry and without any focal neurologic abnormality other than those related to the increased intracranial pressure. The pathophysiology of this rare condition is unknown. The incidence of intracranial ...
Satow Takeshi - - 2010
The authors report a case of superficial siderosis of the CNS that developed after ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement for normal-pressure hydrocephalus. A 65-year-old woman had undergone VP shunt insertion for normal-pressure hydrocephalus. Her gait disturbance, memory disturbance, and urinary incontinence all improved after the procedure. Two years later, however, her ...
Küpeli Elif - - 2010
Ventriculo-pleural shunt (VPLS) is an acceptable alternative in the management of hydrocephalus. Imbalance between the production and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid an lead to formation of pleural effusion in patient with VPLS and on occasion produce symptoms. Pleural effusion could be a transudate or a non-specific exudate. We report our ...
Shirley Rebecca - - 2011
Necrotising fasciitis (NF) can complicate varicella zoster virus in children. This is rare and has not previously been reported in the plastic surgery literature. We report a case of a female toddler who developed necrotising fasciitis secondary to chicken pox. Her presentation and progress are reported, the diagnosis of necrotising ...
Sutherland Douglas E - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vascular pseudoaneurysm is a well-documented complication that results after injury to an arterial wall. We review the urologic literature for all reported postprocedural and post-traumatic cases of pseudoaneurysm. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the peer-reviewed literature was performed for reported cases of vascular pseudoaneurysm, with emphasis on ...
Akhavan Ardavan - - 2010
The impact of patient positioning can be profound. Urological surgeons must often exercise strategic positioning in order to access retroperitoneal and pelvic organs. However, the potential for position-related morbidity, particularly peripheral neuropraxia and compartment syndrome can be substantial. The purpose of the following review is to summarize the current literature ...
Ricks R - - 2010
We report the previously undocumented complication of gustatory itching following superficial parotidectomy. Case report and review of the English literature concerning Frey's syndrome, complications of superficial parotidectomy and the pathophysiology of itching. A 49-year-old woman developed gustatory itching following a superficial parotidectomy. Her symptoms were satisfactorily managed with topical and ...
Hicks John M - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To review the published literature on the use of pedicle screws in pediatric spinal deformity to quantify the risks and complications associated with pedicle screw instrumentation, particularly in the thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The use of pedicle screws in adolescent scoliosis surgery is ...
Nesek-Adam Visnja - - 2010
Tracheal stenosis, a well-known complication of endotracheal intubation and artificial ventilation, is most likely to occur in critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. Although a rare complication, and despite technological improvements and better patient care in intensive care units, tracheal stenosis still constitutes a serious clinical problem which can ...
Picozzi Stefano - - 2010
The indications for ureteral stent placement have expanded significantly with the progress of surgical procedures and techniques. Although such stents are now an integral part of contemporary urological practice, their use is not free of complications and consequences. There are very rare descriptions of knot formation in a ureteral stent ...
Williams Nigel - - 2010
The possibility of a new Anthropocene geological epoch created by humans will be considered next month. Nigel Williams reports.
Armstrong Ehrin J - - 2011
We report two cases of lithium-associated Mobitz II block. Both patients required placement of a permanent pacemaker due to persistent block and symptoms despite attempts at lowering the daily dose of lithium. We then reviewed the literature on this rare complication. Chronic lithium therapy may be associated with development of ...
Delaney Paddy - - 2010
Craniocervical necrotising fasciitis (CCNF) is an aggressive and potentially fatal infection associated with high morbidity and mortality if early intervention is not implemented. Patients are often unwell at presentation, the clinical picture is often unclear thus presenting with diagnostic difficulty. We report a case of CCNF presenting at an advanced ...
Mustapha S K - - 2010
Snakebite is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria, as in many parts of the tropics. However, blindness is a rare complication. Reported cases have usually followed bites by neurotoxic snakes such as the cobra. Reports of blindness produced by the bite of haematotoxic snakes are extremely rare. ...
Lee Martin A - - 2010
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum has been described in patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (Korkmaz et al., Rheumatology 40:476-478, 2001; Maruoka et al., Mod Rheumatol 16:55-57, 2006; Kono et al., Ann Rheum Dis 59:372-376, 2000; Neves et al., Clin Rheumatol 26:105-107, 2007). Literature reviews suggest that this complication has a mortality of ...
Bryan Nicole L - - 2010
While nasal packs are effective in controlling epistaxis, some potential complications are associated with this procedure that physicians should be aware of and take measures to avoid. We report the case of an 80-year-old man who developed cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea several hours after he had undergone placement of nasal packing ...
Plant James George Arthur - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Case report and brief literature review. OBJECTIVE: To describe a unique complication following C1/2 fusion in a pediatric patient. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Os odontoideum, if symptomatic or unstable, should be treated by internal fixation. Posterior instrumented fusion of the cervical spine is not an uncommon surgical procedure. ...
Chillag Shawn - - 2010
The very young and the very old are vulnerable to choking, and there are over 4000 choking-related deaths annually in the United States. Complications from the Heimlich maneuver (HM), as reported in infrequent case reports, predominantly relate to the elderly. It is doubtful that the denominator, numerator, appropriateness, expertise, and ...
Maugans Todd A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: This case report describes a new complication associated with a baclofen pump in which its fractured intrathecal catheter migrated into the patient's ventricular system. A thecal model was developed to evaluate catheter buoyancy in artificial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The literature was reviewed to identify possible mechanical and physiologic causes ...
Chong Vui Heng - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Post-cholecystectomy clip migration (PCCM) is rare and can lead to complications which include clip-related biliary stones. Most have been reported as case reports. This study reviews cases of clip migration reported in the literatures. METHOD: Searches and reviews of the literatures from "PubMed," "EMBASE," and "Google Scholar" search engines ...
Sjoquist Katrin M - - 2010
The use of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with SIR-Spheres(R) (Sirtex, Sydney, Australia) is increasingly recognized as a potential therapeutic modality of primary and secondary malignant liver tumors. A number of treatment-related complications have been described despite technical expertise and detailed pretreatment investigations to assess suitability. We describe a case ...
Kalenak Jeffrey W - - 2010
PURPOSE: To discuss the clinical problem of exposed anterior segment tubes, to review the literature on revision surgery, and to present my method of revision for tube exposure. METHODS: Review of the pertinent literature and tabulation of complications from the author's cases of revision surgery. RESULTS: The risk of endophthalmitis ...
Yoshida Shuhei - - 2010
Liver injury is a frequent complication associated with anorexia nervosa, and steatosis of the liver is thought to be the major underlying pathology. However, acute hepatic failure with transaminase levels over 1000 IU/mL and deep coma are very rare complications and the mechanism of pathogenesis is largely unknown. A 37-year-old ...
Isoda Kentaro - - 2010
We report a case of MPA with cerebral infarction and hemorrhage. A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of high fever, speech failure, and weakness of the left limbs in April 2008. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head showed cerebral infarction at the right corona radiata. Mononeuropathy multiplex ...
Yeh Horng-Ming - - 2010
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HS) that occurs in the course of adult-onset Stills disease (AOSD) has been reported only rarely in the literature. HS and AOSD share overlapping clinical and laboratory features, therefore, it is difficult to recognize HS as a complication of AOSD. Here, we report the case of a 46-year ...
Giuliana Battagin - - 2010
Body piercing, a growing trend especially in young people, is often complicated by severe infections. We present a case of acute bacterial endocarditis by Staphylococcus aureus complicated by multiple cerebral, kidney, spleen embolisms in a young girl, with no known previous cardiac abnormalities, following the piercing of nasal septum. This ...
van Dongen J L - - 2010
Because of the rising incidence of obesity the use of bariatric surgery is also increasing. For the obese it is the only treatment with a proven long-term benefit on weight, comorbidities including non alcoholic steatohepatitis, and long-term mortality. There are, however, several reports on hepatic complications after bariatric surgery leading ...
Masannat Yazan A - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used worldwide, and their complications in the upper gastrointestinal tract are well described in the literature and well known to clinicians. However, complications in the large bowel are being increasingly recognized and reported. This review aims to address the different aspects of NSAIDs-associated ...
Nayyar R - - 2010
Nephrectomy after pyonephrosis, repeated acute pyelonephritis or chronic pyelonephritis is a challenge for any surgeon, owing to adhesions around the kidney. We encountered an unusual case of post-nephrectomy urinary fistula, as a complication of subcapsular nephrectomy. This occurred as a result of residual renal tissue after nephrectomy, which was subsequently ...
Lykoudis Efstathios G - - 2010
Free flap vascular pedicle avulsion represents an extremely rare complication in reconstructive microsurgery. Very few cases have been reported in the literature, most of them identified in free flap breast reconstruction. As a result, little data is currently available on the etiology and treatment of this rare complication. Herein, we ...
Babi? Irena - - 2010
We report a rare case of a child with epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) with plectin deficiency but without muscular dystrophy, with severe lesions of the oral cavity, oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal, laryngeal, tracheal and bronchial mucosa. Case report and a review of the world literature are used. The literature review revealed only ...
Morgan Samer S - - 2012
Although poliomyelitis is almost eradicated, as orthopaedic surgeons we occasionally encounter residual deformities in patients who suffered the disease in the past. An equino-varus deformity of the foot is the commonest deformity seen. In this report we present a 53 years old lady who had poliomyelitis as a child and ...
Goralski Jennifer L - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Intrapleural fibrinolytic enzymes have been used for over 60 years in the treatment of complicated pleural effusions to lyse loculations and promote resolution. Despite this extensive history of use, however, little is known about complications that may arise with the use of this therapy. Here we discuss a patient ...
Harth Karem C - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There is limited research for xenograft biologic mesh performance in the setting of infection despite widespread use and significant associated costs. DESIGN: The authors retrospectively reviewed an FDA database for reported xenograft adverse events (AEs). All meshes were used in the setting of abdominal wall reconstruction from 1997 to ...
Chalmers C - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To present the first reported case of Haemophilus influenzae type b epiglottitis leading to necrotising fasciitis. METHOD: Case report and review of the literature regarding the association of necrotising fasciitis with Haemophilus influenzae infection and with epiglottitis. CASE REPORT: A previously well, 64-year-old woman presented with epiglottitis, and subsequently ...
Sadat-Ali Mir - - 2010
Biodegradable interference screws in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have gained popularity because of their similar or superior fixation strength in comparison to metallic interference screws and because they do not cause imaging artifacts and do not need to be removed. We report the case of a 23-year-old man who ...
Ward William H - - 2009
Iatrogenic venous pseudoaneurysm following venipuncture is an extremely rare complication of a very common medical procedure. A review of the vascular surgical literature revealed that only two cases of venous pseudoaneurysm secondary to venipuncture have been reported in the past half-century. We report the case of a 64-year-old anticoagulated male ...
Hendrick Andrew M - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Disorders of the endocrine system may present with various ophthalmic signs, symptoms, and pathology. Early detection, prevention, and monitoring of these manifestations can significantly benefit morbidity associated with such disease states including permanent visual dysfunction. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies highlight the importance of early diagnosis in reducing ...
Schummer C - - 2010
PURPOSE: Multilumen central venous catheters (CVCs) are not commonly used for power injection. However, in critically ill patients, CVCs-- most of which do not have FDA approval for power injection--may be the only available venous access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pitfalls of multilumen CVCs are illustrated by a case report ...
Gjoni D - - 2009
The use of a blind finger sweep to clear the upper airway can cause subsequent problems when used in paediatric practice. This case report adds support to recommendations that this procedure should not be used, while simultaneously describing a complication the authors have not come across in the published literature.
Umoh A V - - 2009
Unsafe abortion remains a major reproductive health problem in Nigeria. These are 2 case reports of unsafe abortion, one performed by a patent medicine dealer where a false passage was created in the substance of the cervix to evacuate the uterus using a cannula. A piece of the cannula was ...
Santoro Rita C - - 2009
Postpartum-acquired haemophilia A is a rare but potentially severe complication of pregnancy. Although the natural history of the disease is usually benign, with a high percentage of spontaneous remissions and a low mortality, its quick recognition is important to control bleeding episodes. The therapeutic strategies in these patients are the ...
Scoccia Bert - - 2009
Complications from hysteroscopy are rare, but some are potentially life-threatening. Hemorrhage is one of the most common complications of hysteroscopy. In this study, we report 2 cases of post-hysteroscopic bleeding successfully treated with intravenous conjugated equine estrogen (CEE). In our case report, 2 women who were evaluated for infertility were ...
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