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Subramaniam Balachundhar - - 2006
We report the case of a 11-year-old girl with Moyamoya syndrome, who had undergone staged-repair of tricuspid atresia to a Fontan circulation, scheduled to undergo bilateral pial synangiosis. Surgery for the first hemisphere was complicated by intracranial hemorrhage requiring an emergency craniotomy. The case highlights the importance of understanding Fontan ...
Udy Andrew - - 2005
This article reports the case of a 10-year-old child with an exacerbation of asthma requiring mechanical ventilation. His immediate course was complicated by significantly elevated arterial CO(2) tensions and a unilateral dilated pupil. A computed tomography scan of his brain failed to demonstrate any evidence of intracranial hypertension or cerebral ...
Kim C T - - 2005
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To report a case of pneumatosis intestinalis complicated with sorbitol containing medicines. RESEARCH DESIGN: Case report. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Clinical course and literature review. EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTIONS: Chart review. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Large amount of sorbital may cause a reversible gastrointestinal complication, pneumatosis intestinalis. CONCLUSIONS: In the assessment ...
Onyire, Nnamdi B; Department ...
Background: Umbilical vessel catherisatio is a common practice but fraught with dangers. Objective: To share our experience with two cases of umbilical catheterization complicated by peripheral gangrene. Method: The case records of the two patients were reviewed. Relevant literatures on the subject are presented. Results: There were neonates with neonatal ...
Chang Sung-A - - 2005
Recently, acupuncture has become a common therapeutic procedure for pain control worldwide. Although it has been repeatedly reported that acupuncture is effective and safe, several serious complications were also reported. In this article, we present a case of 68-year-old man who died of massive hematemesis resulting from aortoduodenal fistula (ADF), ...
Chen Z Z The Neurosurgery Department of Xuan Wu Hospital Affiliated to the Capital University of Medical Science; Beijing, China - - - 2005
We report a case of multiple intracranial aneurysms as delayed complication of atrial myxoma.We reviewed the literature of intracranial myxomal aneurysms, and trying to find reasonable therapy methods, but got the conclusion that neurosurgery and interventional treatment were not helpful, chemotherapy and radiotherapy maybe useful in the treatment of such ...
Yarram Sai G - - 2005
Abdominoscrotal hydrocele is a rare entity, with fewer than 100 cases reported in children. Bilateral abdominoscrotal hydroceles are even less common, with 14 cases reported in children. Various complications of abdominoscrotal hydrocele have been reported in the literature. We present a 4-month-old boy with bilateral giant abdominoscrotal hydroceles who developed ...
Pessler F - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a well-recognized extraglandular complication of adult Sjögren syndrome (SS) but has been reported only rarely in paediatric SS. We wished to describe the natural history of RTA in paediatric SS. METHODS: We performed a chart and literature review. Inclusion criteria were primary or secondary ...
Medina Fl?vio Mac Cord - - 2005
Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed surgeries for rejuvenation of the periorbital region. We present a case of unilateral permanent visual loss following a bilateral lower lid cosmetic blepharoplasty with fat removal. The etiology of retrobulbar hemorrhage following blepharoplasty, treatment, and recommendations to reduce the chance of this ...
Schulze Tobias - - 2005
Argon beamer coagulation (ABC) has been effectively used in a wide variety of thoracoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. However, stringent safety measures have to be taken to prevent potentially severe complications due to overpressurization. Here we report a case of thoracoscopic pleurodesis with talcum powder during which the use of an ...
Huang Chia-Chun - - 2005
Tension pneumothorax is not a rare complication of mechanical ventilation, but its occurrence immediately after intubation with a double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLT) is very rare. Subsequent impairment of the respiratory and cardiovascular function can be life threatening if it is not detected early enough and managed properly. Most reported cases ...
Ogata Hisao - - 2005
The case of a patient who experienced temporary myopic change after transconjunctival blepharoplasty using the carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser is reported. Transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty using the CO(2) laser, one of the most frequent laser procedures performed in aesthetic surgery, is considered to be a safe and reliable approach that ...
Finn Kenneth P - - 2005
Correctly identifying the etiology of low back pain can be challenging. The importance of making an expedient, accurate diagnosis of lumbar radicular pain cannot be overemphasized, as proper treatment is based on the outcome. The application of fluoroscopically guided, contrast enhancement during spinal injections is commonly performed, but is not ...
Tzifa A - - 2005
Plastic bronchitis is characterised by the formation of large bronchial casts, which develop in the tracheobronchial tree and can cause airway obstruction. It has been increasingly encountered in more recent years as a serious complication of the Fontan operation with a reported mortality of up to 50% [Am. J. Respir. ...
Tournis S T - - 2005
X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) is a dominant disorder characterized by hypophosphatemia due to impaired renal tubular reabsorption of inorganic phosphate. Cardinal manifestations include defective calcification of cartilage and bone, growth retardation and resistance to phosphorus and vitamin D therapy. Although secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is a common complication of treatment, autonomous ...
Ransom P - - 2005
A case of traumatic diaphragmatic herniation is described in which gross mediastinal shift was caused by a combination of the herniated abdominal organs, purulent exudate, and air. This complex presentation might best be described as a case of gastrocolopyopneumothorax, diagnosis of which was further complicated by the intermittent nature of ...
Kuczkowski Jerzy - - 2005
Acute mastoiditis is the most common complication of acute otitis media (AOM) and its early recognition and management still poses a challenge due to potentially serious consequences. The incidences of extracranial and intracranial suppurative complications of AOM in children have decreased significantly, yet they remain a serious clinical problem, especially ...
Luo Chih-Cheng - - 2005
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive soft tissue infection involving the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and superficial fascia. It is a rare entity in the pediatric population. The specific etiologic factors that contribute to the establishment of necrotizing fasciitis in children are not evident. It may occur after minor trauma or ...
Leung Ting-Kai - - 2005
AIM: To reduce the possibility of gastroduodenal complications. The purpose of this retrospective study was to survey the literature and compare and discuss the incidence of post-transarterial embolization (TAE) gastroduodenal complications. METHODS: We found reports describing 280 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma with TAE procedures done during the past 4 years ...
Narayan Pradeep - - 2005
Prior to the antituberculous drugs era, plombage was commonly performed for the management of pulmonary tuberculosis. However, this procedure has been associated with a variety of early and late complications depending on the technique as well as the material used. We report a rare case of severe tracheal compression as ...
Stanton David C - - 2005
Subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema and pneumo-mediastinum are relatively rare complications from different dental procedures (including oral surgery and restorative treatment). Many cases go unrecognized or are misdiagnosed. While the majority of cases resolve spontaneously, some can lead to life-threatening complications that require emergency intervention. This article presents a case report of ...
Sharma AlokK, Pandey AjayK, ...
Abdominal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pseudocyst is an uncommon complication of ventriculo-peritoneal shunts. We report a case of a large lesser sac CSF pseudocyst in a 63-year-old male operated for fibroblastic meningioma of the cerebello-pontine angle ten years earlier. During the initial surgery a ventriculo-peritoneal catheter was inserted for associated hydrocephalus. ...
Chaves Claudia - - 2005
The authors report on the unusual case of a patient with intracranial hypotension following an incidental durotomy complicated by an extensive but reversible cerebral vasospasm. Despite the dural tear repair and correction of the intracranial hypotension, the vasospasm ran its course. The precise mechanism of the cerebral vasospasm in this ...
Habal Petr - - 2005
The authors present a rare and unusual case of complication, migration of osteosynthetic material for stabilization, titanium rod, which was used for stabilization of comminutive fracture of the first lumbar vertebra. This rod migrated from the retroperitoneal space to the pleural cavity. The removal of this rod was carried out ...
Bilen Cenk Yücel - - 2005
Inguinal and pelvic surgeries are rarely complicated by urologic complications. Eleven cases having such history admitted to our department with urologic symptoms were shown to have microscopic hematuria and bladder lesions as well. All of them were explored some due to retained gauze compress some due to suspected malignant formations ...
Kyrmizakis Dionysios E - - 2004
The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) has been implicated in many cases of angioedema, but, given the potential mechanism of this complication, it was not expected to be caused by angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). However, in the past few years, scattered reports of angioedema associated with ARBs have ...
Mathew John - - 2004
Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare condition that is characterized by fibrosis affecting mainly small-bowel mesentery, which in extensive cases may mimic advanced intra-abdominal malignancy. Establishing the diagnosis in such cases is a clinical and histopathologic challenge. We report the successful management of a case of extensive sclerosing mesenteritis with occult ...
Stewart Alexander E - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum are very rare complications of tonsillectomy. OBJECTIVES: To report on a case study and a literature review of these conditions; to discuss the management and controversial causes. DESIGN: Case study and literature review. METHODS: A case is presented of subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum complicating tonsillectomy. ...
Ohaegbulam Chima - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Ventriculoureteral shunts have been described occasionally for patients with complicated hydrocephalus. Repeated successful revision of the distal end of such a shunt has not been reported previously. We report a case in which this was achieved. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 21-year-old woman with long-standing hydrocephalus, numerous prior shunt revisions and ...
Chung Steve Y - - 2004
Complications associated with the ureteral stump after nephrectomies rarely occur, especially after donor nephrectomies. The potential for the slippage of clips is a well-known event associated with vascular ligations. We report on the first case of clip slippage from the ureter and describe diagnosis and management of the most extreme ...
van der Vurst Tom J - - 2004
Presacral venous hemorrhage is a severe complication in low rectal surgery. This complication was encountered in 5 of 165 patients (3 percent) who underwent a presacral dissection for rectal mobilization. Conventional hemostatic measures often are ineffective to arrest this hemorrhage, and a number of alternative hemostatic techniques have been proposed. ...
Kuo Chang-Po - - 2004
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a rare clinical condition. Most leaks either are caused by traumatic head injury or are a complication of surgical procedures on the base of the skull. CSF rhinorrhea from nasal tube placement has been reported previously. We report a case of nasal thermometer placement during ...
Marko Petar - - 2004
We describe a 67-year-old woman with cholangiocarcinoma who was scheduled for cholecystectomy, trisegmentectomy, bile duct resection, and regional lymphadenectomy. Her case was complicated by hyperlactatemia, sepsis, and multiorgan failure. The discussion reviews the possible causes of the hyperlactatemia and reviews measures that could be used to reduce this risk.
Muramatsu Hikaru - - 2004
This study presents two adult patients who experienced pleural effusion during hospitalization for stroke rehabilitation therapy after ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement for normal pressure hydrocephalus associated with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. The pleural effusion appeared without migration of the catheter into the thoracic cavity. Because of respiratory insufficiency, which prevented progress in ...
Samad Lubna - - 2004
Three neonates presenting with pyloric atresia and epidermolysis bullosa are described in this report. Two babies underwent surgery for pyloric atresia, and 1 of these has survived until 3 months of age with no complications. The clinical presentation and complications of the pyloric atresia-epidermolysis bullosa syndrome are discussed with a ...
Balicer Ran D - - 2004
Methemoglobinemia (MetHb) remains an uncommon, but potentially fatal disorder. Benzocaine (ethyl aminobenzoate), a topical anesthetic, has been reported to cause acquired MetHb when used during endoscopic or other ambulatory procedures. Reports of severe MetHb following benzocaine-containing preparations in the community, however, are very rare. We discuss this entity by describing ...
Hirota Brandon - - 2004
Talc is a commonly used sclerosing agent for pleurodesis. However, there have been recent reports of a number of complications associated with the use of talc. Although there is significant data regarding the respiratory complications associated with talc, reports of bleeding complications are extremely rare. We present the case of ...
Pasquier David - - 2004
Late complications are one of the major factors limiting radiotherapy treatment, and their treatment is not codified. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) has been used in combination with radiotherapy for over half a century, either to maximise its effectiveness or in an attempt to treat late complications. In this latter case, retrospective ...
Kaymak Bayram - - 2004
Femoral vein dialysis is a technique applied in many clinics. Hemorrhagic complications following the procedure either directly due to the femoral catheterization itself in the early period or less with concomitant late neurological impairments may pose serious challenges to the clinician. Likewise in this report, we are presenting a dialysis ...
Houten John K - - 2004
Intestinal injury is a rare complication of lumbar disc surgery, resulting from inadvertent penetration of the anterior annulus fibrosus and anterior longitudinal ligament. Patients typically complain of abdominal pain and distention developing over the course of several days. Imaging with plain upright chest radiographs or abdominal computed tomography may demonstrate ...
Grigorov V V ARWYP Medical Centre, Kempton Park, South - - 2004
We present a case of an accidental cocaine overdose with various cardiovascular and neurological complications and ECG features of Brugada syndrome. It is imperative that clinicians know how to recognise and manage the symptoms of cocaine overdose because of the exceedingly rapid progression of the 'cocaine reaction' to a fatal ...
Specht Lawrence M - - 2004
We present the previously unreported complication of symptomatic heterotopic ossification of the quadriceps following placement of a large-diameter Steinmann pin for the purpose of temporary skeletal traction. Following the development of distal quadriceps heterotopic bone formation in three patients, we conducted a comprehensive search of the literature using the Medline ...
Wenaden A E T - - 2004
Late skeletal complications of meningococcal septicaemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation are well recognised in children and are largely centred on the growing epimetaphyseal region of long bones. In this article we describe a case of pseudarthrosis of the mid-ulna presenting 18 months following a devastating episode of meningococcal septicaemia in ...
Kalala Okito J P - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell anaemia, an autosomal recessive disease relatively common among the black races, gives rise sometimes to neurological complications. Among these, spontaneous epidural haematoma constitutes a rare event that is not always easy to treat in the Third world conditions. METHODS:Two new cases are described and their pathology is ...
Vinces Fausto Y - - 2004
The number of complications between guidewires and inferior vena cava filters is unknown and most likely underreported. Since 1993, at least 17 cases of central venous catheter guidewires entangled in inferior vena cava filters have been reported. The placement of both devices in the intensive care setting has increased the ...
Sathesh-Kumar T - - 2004
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with spillage of gall stones in 5%-40% of procedures, but complications occur very rarely. There are, however, isolated case reports describing a range of complications occurring both at a distance from and near to the subhepatic area. This review looks into the various modes of presentation, ...
Abaza K T - - 2004
We report a case of delayed cerebrospinal fluid-cutaneous fistula that developed in a patient following removal of a thoracic epidural catheter used for perioperative analgesia. It was further complicated by the development of bacterial meningitis. Predisposing factors and management of this rare iatrogenic complication are discussed and the literature reviewed ...
Woolley Ian J - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Clostridium septicum is an unusual human pathogen associated with colorectal malignancy and gas gangrene. METHODS: A case compilation and literature review are presented. RESULTS: We report the case of an individual with a comminuted tibial fracture complicated by a superficial surgical site infection with C. septicum nine weeks after ...
Fenniche S - - 2004
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn is an uncommon, benign process in full-term infants or postmature neonates who experienced a perinatal distress. It is a transient condition of unknown origin; however, hypercalcemia may be a potentially life-threatening complication of this otherwise self-healing process. We report two cases of subcutaneous fat ...
Cassivi Stephen D - - 2004
Since the first reports of esophageal resection for the treatment of various esophageal diseases and disorders, morbidity related to the anastomosis and the chosen replacement conduit have remained a frequent nemesis, a constant concern, and an ongoing area of research and experimentation. In this review of this key component of ...
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