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Stewart Gail M - - 2006
Body piercing has become a fashionable trend in western culture. High ear piercing is common among the adolescent population and complications from this procedure although uncommon can be permanently disfiguring. We describe a case of perichondritis after high ear piercing in an adolescent male. A review of the history of ...
Yang Shih-Chia - - 2006
Here, we present the case of a woman who suffered from acute dyspnea and right cheek and neck swelling during molar extraction. The use of a high-speed dental drill may introduce air into the soft tissue and lead to subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum. After a review of the literature, we ...
Papadopoulos G - - 2006
Dysuria is a rare, but nevertheless severe postoperative complication associated with single-session bilateral triple pelvic osteotomy. Two cases are described in which contrast radiography of the lower urinary tract was used to diagnose urethral compression due to pelvic canal narrowing. Relief of the pressure on the urethra was achieved with ...
Uckan Sina - - 2006
Management of the transverse mandibular deficiency and anterior crowding by mandibular midline distraction osteogenesis (MMDO) is an efficient and stable alternative to orthodontic mechanics with minor complications. Although the only major complication reported previously during MMDO is the nonunion of the segments, in the present case report an unexpected breakage ...
Khajavi Mohammad Reza MR Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care--Sina General Hospital Tehran University of Medical - - 2006
Malposition of central venous catheter is a complication of central venous catheterization. A case of left internal jugular catheterization via left external jugular vein is reported. Details of the procedure are described and the literature is reviewed for similar malpositions.
Chrissoheris Michael P - - 2006
Thrombosis of intracoronary stents is a major complication associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Of concern are case reports of late (more than six months from deployment) drug-eluting stent thrombosis temporally associated with discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy and when stent endothelialization was presumed to be complete. In certain patients it ...
Fredricks Simon - - 2006
Lipoplasty is considered a relatively safe procedure when performed by qualified surgical specialists following accepted standards of care. Blindness has never been reported as a complication of lipoplasty in the plastic surgery literature. In this report, however, two cases of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy that resulted in blindness following lipoplasty, ...
Galbussera A - - 2006
Chickenpox may lead to several different neurological complications, but optic neuritis has rarely been described; in particular, only one case of isolated bilateral anterior optic neuritis (AON) in an immune-competent adult has so far been reported. We describe a second case of this type and consider similarities and differences between ...
Moss Jeremy J Department of Dermatology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06890, USA. - - 2006
Calcinosis cutis, the deposition of calcium in the dermis, can be dystrophic, metastatic, iatrogenic, or idiopathic. Here, we describe a case of iatrogenic calcinosis cutis secondary to extravasation of an intravenous calcium-containing solution in a child. We also review the literature regarding the pathogenic mechanisms involved in the development of ...
Anderson Ewan Mark - - 2007
Endoscopically placed biliary stents are a well-established procedure for the treatment of benign and malignant causes of obstructive jaundice in patients unfit for definitive surgical intervention. Stent migration has been described, though in most instances the stent will pass or remain in the bowel lumen for extended periods of time. ...
Mofrad Pirooz - - 2006
We present a case of a 44 year-old man with medically refractory symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in whom the initial attempt at left atrial catheter ablation was complicated by coronary and cerebral arterial air embolization during transseptal catheter exchange. The manifestations, management, and long term outcomes are detailed. Following the ...
Collin J - - 2006
Parapharyngeal abscess secondary to quinsy is a well understood complication; however, its incidence has significantly declined following early use of effective antibiotics. Tracking of infection from the parapharyngeal space through the anatomical planes to cause mediastinitis has a significant mortality rate and requires early detection and aggressive management. A case ...
Moore Forrest O - - 2006
Empyema necessitatis is a rare complication of empyema and is more commonly reported in adults. It is characterized by purulence in the pleural space extending into the overlying soft tissues. We report a rare case in an otherwise healthy 3-month-old girl who presented with right chest wall swelling and was ...
Mather Andrew J - - 2006
Cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema is an infrequently reported sequela of dental surgery. It may be caused by the inadvertent introduction of air into the soft tissues during procedures using high-speed, air-driven handpieces or air-water syringes. In this paper, we present a case in which subcutaneous emphysema developed in a middle-aged woman ...
White J S - - 2006
We report a case of venous intravasation of barium sulphate occurring during a routine barium enema examination for investigation of rectal bleeding. The patient suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest, but made a full recovery after organ support in intensive care. Review of radiographs from the examination showed intravasated barium in pelvic ...
Kilciler Mete - - 2006
Ureteral stents have been widely used for more than two decades with different indications. Due to the widespread usage of ureteral stents, the number of possible complications of ureteral stents has increased, including stent migration, encrustation, stone formation, and fragmentation. Among these complications, ureteral stent fragmentation is rare. Herein, we ...
Faias S - - 2006
Extensive reviews have been published regarding complications arising from percutaneous enteral access and ways of managing them. However, few data are available regarding unnecessary clinical interventions resulting from misinterpretation of benign postprocedural findings. We present here three representative cases of negative surgical abdominal cavity explorations for presumed peritonitis after percutaneous ...
Vogels R L C - - 2006
Cerebellar haemorrhage is an unusual complication of supratentorial neurosurgery. Several causative pre-operative factors and medical risk factors may predispose patients to cerebellar haemorrhage, however its etiology remains still unclear. Only two case reports have previously described the occurrence of cerebellar haemorrhage after subdural haematoma evacuation by burr-hole trepanation. We present ...
Nouira Yassine - - 2007
Intrauterine contraceptive device is the most popular method of reversible contraception in developing countries due to its efficiency and low cost. However, this device is often inserted by paramedics of variable skills, and follow-up evaluations are irregular or absent which can be the source of major complications. The authors report ...
Antevski Borce M - - 2007
We present an extreme case of Gigantomastia in pregnancy in a 24-year old woman, gravida 2, in a 28 weeks' of gestation, with a total breast weight of 33 kg, complicated by infection, ulcerations and subsequent hemorrhage. Thorough laboratory analyses did not reveal any hint as to the cause of ...
Dixon A N - - 2006
We present a case of a 29-year-old woman with known Type 1 diabetes who presented with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Despite appropriate treatment and initial improvement, 12 h after initiation of treatment she deteriorated rapidly and developed pulmonary oedema, cerebral oedema and multiple infarctions of the brain and cervical spinal cord. ...
Cruz Antonio Augusto V - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Visual loss after Le Fort I osteotomy is a devastating complication the mechanism of which is not always clear. METHODS: A case report of blindness following Le Fort I osteotomy is presented. The literature on the various skull base complications associated with Le Fort I osteotomies is reviewed and ...
Maddukuri Prasad - - 2006
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is a valuable tool in the evaluation of patients with suspected air embolism. This report describes the presentation and evaluation of a critically ill woman with spontaneous air embolism occurring during a central venous catheter replacement. Bedside TTE established the diagnosis of air embolism, allowing prompt initiation ...
Tauro L F - - 2006
Retrograde Jejunogastric intussusception is a well-recognised, rare but potentially fatal, long-term complication of gastro-jejunostomy or Billroth-II reconstruction. Only about 200 cases have been reported in literature to date. Diagnosis of this condition is difficult in most of the cases. To avoid mortality early diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention is mandatory. ...
Dahshan Ahmed - - 2006
Severe methemoglobinemia resulting from the use of topical benzocaine has been reported in adults as a rare complication. Here we report a case of severe acquired methemoglobinemia resulting from topical use of benzocaine spray during diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in a 3-year-old boy with repeated episodes of hematemesis 3 weeks ...
Awasthy N - - 2006
Skeletal traction using the metal tongs attached to the skull is commonly used in the management of the fracture dislocation of the cervical spine. Rare complication of this procedure, the intracranial bleed has scantily being reported in the English literature. We report a case of such a complication in a ...
Kuruvilla George - - 2006
Infestation of ear, nose, and throat by maggots, the larvae of the fly (genus Chrysomyia) [J Laryngol Otol 1976:393-399], is termed "myiasis." Prevalent in tropical countries, atrophic rhinitis is the most common predisposing factor for this condition. The maggots burrow into delicate membranes and feed on underlying structures, causing considerable ...
Layton Brian D - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To discuss a case of radiation pericarditis and the physiology of the disease, and to discuss the left thoracotomy as an effective alternative to median sternotomy for pericardiectomy in the treatment of complicated radiation pericarditis. DESIGN: A case report with accompanying discussion of the disease and literature search. SETTING: ...
Sen Purushotham - - 2006
The aetiopathogenesis of pharyngeal pouch remains obscure. This review highlights the associations and complications of pharyngeal pouch to better understand the pathogenesis and management of the pouch. A search of the MEDLINE was conducted to identify studies that looked at associations and/or complications of the pharyngeal pouch. The Medical Subject ...
Abdelrazeq Ayman S - - 2006
Several cases of portal vein thrombosis following laparoscopic procedures have been reported over the past few years. To date, no formal description of this phenomenon has been provided. In this paper, we summarize and analyze the features of the 4 reported cases to date as well as a fifth case ...
Brichant J F - - 2006
A lumbar epidural catheter placed for labor analgesia proved to be difficult to remove after an uneventful delivery. With the patient in the position of catheter insertion, i.e. seated, firm and steady traction allowed removal of the catheter and revealed a knot 4 mm from its tip. Passing excessive amount ...
Stolzenburg Jens-Uwe - - 2006
The aim of the present review is to focus on the various attempts of categorisation of complications after endoscopic extraperitoneal and laparoscopic transperitoneal radical prostatectomy. Several classifications of complications and adverse events have been proposed in the literature but none is widely accepted or applied so far. We thus present ...
Yeoh Clarence J C - - 2006
Although symptomatic pneumopericardium post-laparoscopic varicocoele ligation procedure is rare, numerous cases have been reported and identified pneumopericardium as a complication of laparoscopic surgery. Pneumopericardium after other urological procedures has been previously reported when diagnosed incidentally on chest X-ray but there are no reports of symptomatic presentation. We hereby present the ...
Kotilainen Pirkko - - 2006
Myocarditis sometimes occurs as a complication of bacterial infection, including enteric infections caused by Salmonella, Shigella and Yersinia. Only a few cases of Campylobacter-associated myocarditis are known. We describe a 47-y-old patient with myopericarditis in association with Campylobacter spp. enteritis, and review similar cases previously described in the English literature.
Haritopoulos K - - 2006
Stents in urology have been used for a long time in the management of nephro-ureterolithiasis. However, the indications for stent insertion have increased during the last few years and they are now used both diagnostically and therapeutically in a variety of cases. A brief history of the name is presented ...
Omloo J M T - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Chyle leakage from the chest after extended esophagectomy originating from the abdomen is a rare complication with various clinical presentations and treatments. METHODS: Two cases of chylothorax originating from the abdomen are discussed and the literature concerning diagnosis, management and outcome is reviewed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Initially conservative measures ...
Takagi Kenji - - 2006
We encountered a 62-year-old woman who had systemic sclerosis (SSc) complicated by idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH). She had a 10-year history of scleroderma and Raynaud's phenomenon. She also had pancytopenia, splenomegaly, and esophageal varices. Treatment with prednisolone and endoscopic variceal ligation resulted in improvement of her symptoms. According to our ...
Manfredi Roberto - - 2006
A severe case of Candida albicans panophthalmitis, probably prompted by an underlying diabetes mellitus, is reported. The course was prolonged (more than 16 weeks), although favourable after treatment with several antifungal agents, all with a predictable activity in this ocular complication and with proven susceptibility in the present case: fluconazole, ...
Irwin Richard S - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To review the spectrum and frequency of complications associated with coughing. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY: Ovid MEDLINE literature review (through March 2004) for all studies published in the English language, including case series and case reports, since 1966 using the MeSH terms "cough" and "complications." RESULTS: The complications of cough appear to ...
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 ...
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