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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 ...
Stojadinovic Alexander - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Consistent and reliable standards for reporting of regional anesthetic adverse events are lacking. The quality of reporting of regional anesthetic morbidity has not been assessed critically. AIM: To evaluate quality of regional anesthesia outcomes reporting. Methods. Published retrospective or prospective observational cohort or randomized controlled trials in peer-reviewed journals ...
Park Jae-Suk - - 2009
Remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH) is one of the rare complications occurring after supratentorial surgery, and its pathomechanism is poorly understood. We report 10 cases of RCH from our institution and review 154 cases from a database in order to delineate incidence, common presentation, risk factors, and outcomes of this complication. ...
Beier Alexandra D - - 2009
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Subdural hematomas (SDHs) have been described as a rare complication from durotomy after lumbar spine surgery. In half of the reported cases, the durotomy was unnoticed intraoperatively. The most common presenting symptom was persistent headache. PURPOSE: To report a case of SDH after routine microdiscectomy and to review ...
Sengottayan Vengetesh K - - 2009
We present an unusual case of a fragmented, long forgotten double-J stent with incontinence as a result of partial extrusion of the lower fragment across the urinary sphincters. After reviewing the published data, incontinence as a presenting complaint, to the best of our knowledge, has not been reported for this ...
Harb Ayad - - 2010
Portal pyaemia is a rare phenomenon that can complicate a variety of pathologies and surgical procedures. It has a predilection for elderly and immunocompromised patients. We present a review of the related literature and report an exceptional case of fulminant portal pyaemia, with an atypical presentation in a patient with ...
Bach Bernard R BR - - 2009
Intra-articular migration of an epiphysiodesis staple is an unreported complication in the literature. We report the case of a 16-year-old boy who presented with a loose distal femoral epiphysiodesis staple migrated into the posterior compartment of the knee joint. During arthroscopy, a posteromedial capsulotomy and a posterolateral portal were used ...
Manden Prasad K - - 2009
Pneumorrhachis (PR), or epidural emphysema, denotes the presence of air in the spinal epidural space. It can be associated with a variety of etiologies, including trauma; recent iatrogenic manipulations during surgical, anesthesiological and diagnostic interventions; malignancy and its associated therapy. It usually represents an asymptomatic epiphenomenon but also can be ...
McKenzie Wm Stuart - - 2009
PURPOSE: Subcutaneous emphysema arises when air is forced beneath the tissue, leading to swelling, crepitus on palpation, and potential to spread along the fascial planes. The goal of this literature review is to alert the oral and maxillofacial surgeon to the inciting factors, diagnosis, and management of subcutaneous emphysema. PATIENTS ...
Chan Wee Shian - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has increased tremendously in the past three decades. During the process of ART, supraphysiological estradiol levels with exogenous hormone administration can result. One major complication of this intervention, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), is associated with both arterial and venous thromboembolic ...
Van Den Bos Renate R - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, minimally invasive techniques have been introduced in the treatment of lower extremity varicosities. Of these therapies, endovenous laser ablation is the most widely accepted and used treatment option for insufficient great and short saphenous veins. OBJECTIVE: To present a review of reported common and rare ...
Hoeger P H - - 2009
We report three cases of neonatal haemangiomatosis associated with large placental chorioangioma. Pregnancies were complicated by polyhydramnios, and all mothers underwent amniocentesis to drain the liquid. Steroid treatment was required for two children. Although the theory has been largely disproved in normal haemangiomas, embolization of precursor endothelial cells derived from ...
Nasir Abdul - - 2009
Pseudoaneurysms of the internal mammary artery (IMA) following median sternotomy are very uncommon and were first reported in 1973. Presentation and treatment of such a complication has been variable. We are presenting a case of a patient with pseudoaneurysm of IMA after mitral valve replacement. Selective embolization of the branches ...
Sridhar K - - 2009
A rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunting (VPS) is bowel perforation by the peritoneal catheter of the shunt tube. Rarer still is the peroral extrusion of such a perforated shunt. A two-month-old infant with history of neonatal meningitis, presented with a large head, bulging fontanelle, and hydrocephalus. A VPS was inserted. ...
Skipworth J R A - - 2009
We present a case of splenic rupture in a 71-year-old woman admitted 6 days following a diagnostic colonoscopy. She underwent an open splenectomy and made a delayed, but complete, recovery. We proceeded to perform a retrospective review of all relevant literature to assess the frequency of similar post-colonoscopy complications. Using ...
Cheong Min Lee - - 2009
We present a case report of a patient with pneumocranium secondary to halo vest pin penetration and a review of literature. The objectives of this study are to report a rare complication of halo vest pin insertion and to discuss methods of prevention of this complication. Halo vest orthosis is ...
Huang T-C - - 2009
Mediastinitis is a life-threatening condition and would appear to have been rarely reported as arising as a central-venous catheter-associated complication. Here we report on one cancer patient featuring a Port-A catheter tip positioned within the innominate vein, who developed mediastinitis and mediastinitis-like symptoms subsequent to chemotherapeutic-agent infusion through this catheter. ...
Aroor Rajeshwari - - 2009
Many complications and sequelae after laryngectomy have been described in the literature. Here, we are reporting an unusual, till now, unreported complication after laryngectomy. A 51-year-old man who underwent total laryngectomy for stage 3 carcinoma of larynx presented with cough on attempting to shave the beard 4 months after the ...
Chen Szu-Chia - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of possible cocaine-related vasculitis resulting in gangrene of the scrotum and review the literature on cocaine-related vascular complications. CASE SUMMARY: A 22-year-old male presented with fever, painful swelling of the right scrotum, and a blackened ulcerated lesion on the right scrotum 3 hours after smoking ...
Ziebolz Dirk - - 2009
The aims of this review of the literature are to offer further insights into possible problems related to tongue piercing and present three case reports showing undesired effects of tongue piercing. From a dental perspective, oral piercings and especially tongue piercings are not a harmless fashion trend since they can ...
Sergides Neoptolemos N - - 2009
Migration of orthopaedic fixation wires into the thoracic cavity occurs infrequently, but can have dire consequences. Although rare, intrathoracic migration is a serious complication that demands immediate removal. We present a case of a 59-year-old man with an intrathoracic migration of a Steinman wire used for the treatment of a ...
Loo Steven King-Fan - - 2009
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), of which there are over 100 types, which probably infects the skin via areas of minimal trauma. Risk factors include use of communal showers, occupational handling of meat, and immunosuppression. In immunocompetent people, warts are harmless and resolve as a result of ...
McManus David D - - 2009
Inadvertent lead placement in the left ventricle (LV) is an uncommon and often under-diagnosed complication of cardiac device implantation. Thromboembolic (TE) events are common and usually secondary to fibrosis or thrombus formation on or around the lead. Anticoagulation can prevent TE events. Percutaneous and surgical LV lead extractions have been ...
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