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Abbasi Arjang - - 2007
STUDY DESIGN: A comprehensive literature review. OBJECTIVES: To review and critically evaluate the past literature focusing on incidence and clinical presentation of complications associated with interlaminar cervical epidural steroid injection (ICESI). The overall goal is to guide the direction of future research and improve clinical care by increasing awareness of ...
Sims H Steven - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the complication of pneumothorax from alveolar rupture after transtracheal high-frequency jet ventilation and to present a case of pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumoperitoneum after jet ventilation coupled with use of the microdebrider. METHOD: Detailed case report. RESULTS: Unilateral pnuemothorax, subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum and retroperitoneal air discovered after jet ...
Beer Kenneth Robert - - 2007
Radiesse was approved for cosmetic use by the US FDA in December of 2006. Prior to this approval it had been widely used off-label for a variety of areas including lip augmentation. With increased use, complications including nodule formation were reported. The formation of nodules at a site distant from ...
Ouma J J Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South - - 2007
Optochiasmatic arachnoiditis (OCA) is a serious complication that can occur after wrapping of aneurysms in the proximity of the optic pathways. This paper seeks to illustrate one such case with a view to drawing attention to the dangers of this practice. Single case report and review of the literature. The ...
Khalid M S - - 2008
Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema are rare complications of acute asthma. If pneumomediastinum occurs it can cause compression on major vessels in the mediastinum and neck and can lead to low blood pressure along with chest pain and other life-threatening complications. Therefore, knowledge of this condition and its proper management are ...
Jansen Nicoline E - - 2007
Endometrial ablation is used extensively to treat dysfunctional bleeding. Since the introduction of Essure tubal sterilization, this permanent contraception method has been widely used. Both endometrial ablation and Essure sterilization are procedures reported to have only a few complications. We describe a serious infectious complication shortly after an endometrial ablation ...
Richards T - - 2007
Femoral arterial puncture is the main access for diagnostic and therapeutic intervention in vascular disease. Significant complications are unusual and include uncontrolled bleeding which usually requires surgery. We report the use of ultrasound-guided thrombin injection that prevented any immediate need for surgery in 2 cases of uncontrolled bleeding following femoral ...
Ağaoğlu N - - 2007
Tracheomalacia is a rare complication that may occur in patients undergoing thyroidectomy for a along-standing goiter. A case of tracheomalacia due to compression of the trachea with a giant multinodular goiter is reported. Following total thyroidectomy the tracheal ring was fixed bilaterally to periosteum of sternal end of the clavicle. ...
Nourbakhsh Ali - - 2007
STUDY DESIGN: A case report with a review of the literature. OBJECTIVES: Anterior cervical spine surgery (ACS) has received widespread acceptance, and as a result, a variety of complications have been reported. Several cases of esophageal complications, arising from the use of various implants and grafts, have been described. The ...
Selvais P L PL Endocrinology Department, Centre Hospitatier Hornu-Frameries, Hornu, Belgium. - - 2007
We report an unusually severe case of emphysematous pyelonephritis with very extensive kidney necrosis that led to unilateral nephrectomy. We discuss the diagnosis and treatment options in this very rare complication of pyelonephritis almost exclusively encoutered in diabetic patients.
Gutenberg Angelika - - 2007
Nontraumatic adrenal hemorrhage in adults is uncommon and unexpected in the context of intracranial surgery. The authors report on a patient in whom hemodynamically relevant retroperitoneal bleeding developed within hours after an otherwise uneventful operation for a falcine meningioma. In this brief report they seek to draw attention to this ...
Salour H - - 2007
PURPOSE: Polycarbonate peg has been customarily used for pegging of hydroxyapatite for years. For better movement, tissue tolerance, and to decrease the complications of pegging, titanium peg system has been used. This study compares the two systems. METHODS: Complications associated with pegging (polycarbonate: Bio-Eye or titanium: Dr-Perry new P-K) were ...
Guerrero Anthony P S - - 2007
In this article, a local case of a centipede bite, with fairly typical symptoms and an uncomplicated course, is presented. The literature is reviewed, indicating that serious complications, while rare, are possible. The author recommends that clinicians structure assessments of centipede bites around knowledge of serious potential complications and provide ...
Iseki K - - 2007
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a disease that is known to be accompanied by various complications. But the relationship between these complications and MG and the treatment for these complications still partly remain unknown. We report two cases of MG with unusual complications. The first one is a case of a ...
Kasher John Afshin - - 2007
Tetanus after hemorrhoidal banding is an extremely rare but serious complication of the procedure. We describe the second reported case of this complication and review the literature concerning tetanus after different gastrointestinal procedures. Although a rare complication, practicing physicians need to be aware of the clinical presentation of this deadly ...
Ruiz Junior Facundo Burgos - - 2007
We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with abdominal segmental paresis consequent to radiculopathy caused by zoster, which was confirmed by electroneuromyography. The paresis resolved completely within three months. Recognition of this complication caused by zoster, which is easily misdiagnosed as abdominal herniation, is important for diagnosing this self-limited ...
Garner Justin M - - 2008
The purpose of this report is to describe an unusual complication of aesthetic alloplastic malar augmentation and to provide a brief review of the literature regarding this complication, its treatment, and its prevention. We review the case of a single patient who presented with a delayed malar pneumatocele after undergoing ...
Shinohara Elio Hitoshi - - 2007
Historically, wearing adornments on pierced body parts has been associated with many cultures as manifestations of religious or cultural identities. Currently, its use has a broad acceptance among young people. The most common sites for piercings are the tongue and lower lip in the oral cavity. Several complications may be ...
Schatz Claude Speeg - - 2007
PURPOSE: To review, with respect to etiology, the efficacy and complications of different immunosuppressants used in a steroid-sparing strategy for children with uveitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty children with uveitis were observed during a 5-year period, from 1997 to 2002. After complete ocular and physical assessment, routine and specific laboratory ...
Deng Donna Y - - 2007
AIMS: Midurethral slings have become the mainstay of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) treatment due to their efficacy and low complication rates. The purpose of this study was to report the presentation and treatment of major complications from these minimally invasive treatments presented to a tertiary referral practice and to highlight ...
Zehetner Jörg - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has been the gold standard for symptomatic gallstones for 15 years. During that time, several studies and case reports have been published which outline the possible complications of lost gallstones. The aim of this review is to categorize these complications and to evaluate the frequency and ...
Grigoryants Vladimir - - 2007
We present a report of a boy born with a myelomeningocele who underwent several attempts at closure of the defect, each complicated by wound dehiscence and/or cerebrospinal fluid leak. Successful closure was ultimately achieved using a combination of collagen matrix (Duragen) and dermal matrix (Alloderm) substitutes as covering of the ...
Fountas Kostas N - - 2007
The use of the gallbladder as an alternative cerebrospinal fluid diversion site has been previously described in cases in which all other body cavities, such as the peritoneal cavity, right atrium, or pleural cavity, have been exhausted. Various ventriculogallbladder (VG) shunt complications have been described as well. In the present ...
Shelley B P - - 2007
This is a case report of PCR proven herpes simplex (HSV-1) encephalitis in a 26 years old immunocompetent adult taking an unusual course of acute intracerebral haematoma after successful and complete recovery with acyclovir therapy. This transient late complication was associated with a negative repeat CSF PCR for HSV suggesting ...
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 ...
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