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Rosengarten Dror - - 2011
Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEH), previously known as "intravascular bronchoalveolar tumor," is a rare vascular malignancy with an unpredictable prognosis. Treatment can vary from observation in asymptomatic patients to surgery in patients with resectable disease or chemotherapy in patients with disseminated disease. This report describes the clinical, radiological and pathological features ...
Cruz Maria João MJ Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital de São João, E.P.E. Porto, - - 2011
Mid-dermal elastolysis (MDE) is a rare skin disorder clinically characterized by the appearance of diffuse fine wrinkling, most often of the trunk and arms. This entity is distinguished from other elastolytic disorders by its characteristic selective loss of elastic fibers of the mid dermis. The aetiopathogenesis of the disease is ...
Chantachaeng Weeranut W Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, - - 2011
Primary cutaneous plasmacytosis is an uncommon cutaneous disorder with multiple cutaneous nodules and plaques mainly on face and trunk. This entity is thought to be a reactive process with unknown etiology. Pulmonary involvement could be found as a part of systemic plasmacytosis whereas cutaneous plasmacytosis was also reported with other ...
Farouj Nourr-Eddine - - 2011
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease which may involve many organs. In approximately 95% of patients there is liver involvement, with noncaseating hepatic granulomas occurring in 21 to 99% of patients with sarcoidosis. Liver involvement is usually asymptomatic and limited to mild to moderate abnormalities in liver biochemistry. The occurrence ...
Cho Eujin - - 2012
The coexistence of two or more forms of porokeratosis in a single individual is rarely reported. We report here on a patient exhibiting the coexistence of congenital linear porokeratosis and disseminated superficial porokeratosis. To our knowledge, this entity has been previously reported only once.
Otranto Domenico - - 2011
Dirofilaria repens, which is usually found in canine subcutaneous tissues, is the main causative agent of human dirofilariasis in the Old Word. However, a relationship between animal and human cases of dirofilariasis caused by D. repens in a given area has never been demonstrated. The uneven distribution of D. repens ...
Zhang Hong Kai - - 2011
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the larynx in childhood is very rare, especially in the ages younger than 10 years. Most of the reported cases are transformed from the recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) with human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. Due to the RRP long course, the rarity and the unspecific symptoms ...
Ruffell Alastair - - 2011
Passer-by witnesses reported a human cadaver in woodland associated with an agricultural college to police in Northern Ireland. The cadaver comprised reasonably preserved feet, legs and pelvis, with poorly preserved arms and torso, lying with the torso down-slope abutting a fallen tree. A search of the area around the torso, ...
Dabas Nupur - - 2011
Wearing complete dentures can be an extremely uncomfortable experience for the people with Xerostomia. Various treatment modalities have been suggested in the literature to overcome the problem of xerostomia in complete denture patients. Incorporating reservoirs containing salivary substitutes, into dentures, is one of these treatment modalities. This paper presents case ...
Massam Joanna - - 2011
Invasive aspergillosis is a rare complication of cystic fibrosis. In this article, we describe a case of an adolescent with cystic fibrosis, which was well-controlled previously, colonized with Aspergillus fumigatus. The patient developed fatal disseminated aspergillosis in the absence of any preexisting risk factors after a short course of intravenous ...
Sala Ilaria - - 2011
Sala I, Faraci M, Magnano GM, Sementa A, di Marco E, Garaventa A, Micalizzi C, Lanino E, Morreale G, Moroni C, Castagnola E. HHV-8-related visceral Kaposi's sarcoma following allogeneic HSCT: Report of a pediatric case and literature review. Pediatr Transplantation 2011: 15:E8-E11. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract:  ...
Li Bo - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To evaluate the clinical and radiologic features of desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA). MATERIALS AND METHODS:: Twenty-four cases of DA among Chinese patients were analyzed retrospectively. The clinical and radiologic features of DA at present, as reported in the English-language literature, were reviewed and its radiologic characteristics critically evaluated. RESULTS:: This ...
Brown Lorrel E - - 2011
Reactive arthritis (ReA) consists of the classic clinical triad of arthritis, urethritis, and conjunctivitis generally occurring within 6 weeks of an infection, typically of the gastrointestinal or genitourinary systems. Cardiovascular manifestations of ReA and other members of the spondyloarthritis family have long been recognized. A 43-year-old male who was human ...
Beyin Amanuel - - 2011
Although there is a general consensus on African origin of early modern humans, there is disagreement about how and when they dispersed to Eurasia. This paper reviews genetic and Middle Stone Age/Middle Paleolithic archaeological literature from northeast Africa, Arabia, and the Levant to assess the timing and geographic backgrounds of ...
Hansen Cristina M - - 2011
Tularemia is a serious, potentially life threatening zoonotic disease. The causative agent, Francisella tularensis, is ubiquitous in the Northern hemisphere, including Alaska, where it was first isolated from a rabbit tick (Haemophysalis leporis-palustris) in 1938. Since then, F. tularensis has been isolated from wildlife and humans throughout the state. Serologic ...
Ortigue Stephanie - - 2011
Jealousy sits high atop of a list comprised of the most human emotional experiences, although its nature, rationale, and origin are poorly understood. In the past decade, a series of neurological case reports and neuroimaging findings have been particularly helpful in piecing together jealousy's puzzle. In order to understand and ...
Schrager Sarina - - 2010
The Contraceptive Equality Mandate took effect in Wisconsin on January 1, 2010. This mandate from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance requires all insurance companies in the state of Wisconsin to cover all types of contraception, making Wisconsin the 28th state to do so. This article reviews the ...
Burnley C - - 2011
Reporting rates for glandular neoplasia in 464,754 cervical samples reported at six laboratories in 12-month periods before and after the implementation of Surepath™ LBC processing are compared. The introduction of LBC processing is seen to have resulted in a significant (P = 0.001) increase in the detection rate for endocervical ...
Khosla Arjun - - 2010
Costal osteochondroma is a rare but important condition to recognize because of the possibility of serious consequences if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Patients can present with numerous complications, including hemothorax, pneumothorax, nervous or vascular impingement, and fracture. We report the case of a 17-year-old adolescent boy who presented to ...
Auringer David E - - 2010
The association of epidermolysis bullosa simplex and muscular dystrophy (EBS-MD) has rarely been discussed in ophthalmology literature. This case report offers a brief summary of epidermolysis bullosa and describes what is known about EBS-MD. The case involves a patient with EBS-MD who presented with ptosis and ophthalmoplegia, suggesting that these ...
Oestreicher James - - 2010
We present an unusual variant of necrobiotic xanthogranuloma with periorbital involvement. Our patient had an unusually complicated course due to initial misdiagnosis and patient refusal to undergo treatment. We present her clinical course and review the literature on this rare lesion.
Beiko Darren - - 2011
Urethral hair and diverticula are well described long-term complications following urethroplasty or hypospadias repair. Endoscopic laser ablation is an uncommonly reported treatment option for a symptomatic hair-bearing urethra, and holmium laser hair epilation has not been previously reported in the literature. We report the first case of urethroscopic holmium laser ...
Taheri Mohammad R - - 2011
The placement of feeding gastrostomy (G) tubes through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) technique has become common because of its simplicity and safety. The majority of the serious complications are reported to occur within a few days of initial tube placement and happen in fewer than 3% of cases. Long-term ...
Rotenberg Brian - - 2010
Patients with posterior nasal packing are thought to be at high risk for the development of respiratory complications. Controversy exists regarding the evidence in that regard; consequently, the level of vital sign monitoring required for these patients is unclear. The objective of this article is to systematically review the literature ...
Polyzos Stergios A - - 2010
Thyroid fine-needle biopsy (FNB) is the procedure of choice in the preoperative management of thyroid nodules because of its accuracy and cost-effectiveness. Minor hematomas are the most common complications, but their morbidity is usually negligible. On the other hand, massive hematomas seem to be rare, but life-threatening, if the performer ...
Mhyre Jill M - - 2010
Every year, the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology nominates 1 individual to survey the prior year's literature and to identify the most notable articles for the science and practice of obstetric anesthesiology. This article reviews the 2009 literature, focusing on the theme of maternal patient safety, and advancing the ...
Moreira-Pinto João - - 2011
Chylothorax is a well-recognized complication after neonatal cardiothoracic surgery. Management strategies include cessation of enteral feedings, repeated aspiration, chest drainage, and total parenteral nutrition. Somatostatin and its analogue, octreotide, have been used with promising results. The authors present three cases of neonatal postoperative chylothorax in which octreotide was used. After ...
Al-Benna Sammy - - 2010
Intrauterine rectovaginal tears in neonates are a rare and life-threatening complication of abnormal presentation during labor. Two previous cases have been presented in the literature, of which one had a fatal outcome. The authors present a third case of a severe rectovaginal intrauterine tear that had a favorable outcome.
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 ...
Mata Lucas Sampaio LS Hospital Universitário Professor Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA, - - 2010
Hypernatremia is a common electrolyte disorder in people with impaired thirst control mechanism or access to water, and may lead from minimal disorders until coma. Among the hypernatremia morbidities, central nervous system hemorrhage is uncommon and poorly studied. We report a case involving a patient admitted to the intensive care ...
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. ...
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