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Duggan Laura V - - 2011
An airway exchange catheter (AEC) may be employed as a conduit for endotracheal tube placement and for oxygen insufflation or jet ventilation via its lumen. The recent barotrauma-related death of a young healthy patient receiving oxygen insufflated through an AEC prompted the Chief Coroner of Ontario to seek guidelines regarding ...
El Toukhy Mohamed - - 2011
Diarrhea is one of the commonest complication following coeliac plexus ablative procedures. It is believed to occur due to inadvertent chemical sympathectomy by the block. For the majority of patients, complications are temporary and self limited. Unfortunately few cases of refractory diarrhea have been reported and some of them proved ...
Hermus Joris P S - - 2011
Avascular necrosis of the talus is a well-documented complication following fractures, although less is known about this complication following reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Knowledge of the blood supply of the talus is necessary for surgical dissection of the talus, especially when the approach traverses the sinus tarsi. In this ...
Janow Ginger L - - 2011
Wasabi nose, a term used to describe the nasopharyngeal discomfort experienced during cyclophosphamide infusions, is a rare phenomenon, previously described in case reports of adult oncology patients typically receiving high-dose chemotherapy regimens. The underlying mechanism by which this phenomenon occurs is unknown. We report four cases of children with rheumatic ...
Abraham George E GE - - 2011
Flexible bronchoscopy is a common and safe outpatient procedure, with complications arising in less than 1% of cases. The case presented herein details the occurrence of pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, pneumoperitoneum, interstitial lung emphysema and subcutaneous emphysema during flexible bronchoscopy. Although these complications have been reported individually in various circumstances, they have ...
Useros Rodríguez Eduardo - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To report one case of intrapyelic loop of a guide wire during double J catheter insertion. METHODS: We report the case of a 24 year-old female, with the diagnosis obstructive uropathy secondary to pelvic tumor who required double J catheter insertion for urinary diversion. A loop of the guide ...
Tumialán Luis M - - 2011
ABSTRACT: Study Design. Case Report.Objective: To review the management of a patient with progressive osteolysis of the vertebral body after undergoing cervical arthroplasty for management of a refractory radiculopathy.Summary of Background Data. Since the Food and Drug Administration's approval of cervical arthroplasty devices in 2007, many surgeons have incorporated this ...
Kaplan Uri - - 2011
Most cases of blunt hepatic trauma are treated nowadays non-operatively. This type of conservative treatment has resulted in increased complication rate. Delayed complications occur in cases that didn't require surgical intervention during the first 24 hours. The most common late complication is hemorrhage. We report a case of two weeks ...
Khan Arshad S - - 2011
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (ESMC) is a rare tumor seen more often in men. It is seen to arise from soft tissue of lower extremity or buttocks. We report a case of soft tissue swelling of left labium majus in a 66-year-old female. Patient underwent wide excision with uneventful postoperative course. ...
Deshmukh Anand - - 2011
Acute cardiac tamponade requires urgent diagnosis and treatment. Spontaneous hemopericardium leading to cardiac tamponade as an initial manifestation of essential thrombocythemia (ET) has never been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 72-year-old Caucasian female who presented with spontaneous hemopericardium and tamponade requiring emergent pericardiocentesis. The patient ...
Bailey Steven H - - 2011
The availability of dermal fillers for multiple cosmetic indications has led to a dramatic increase in their application. Although fillers are generally regarded as safe tools for soft tissue augmentation, complications can occur. Therefore, to describe and review the complications associated with the currently-available dermal filling agents, the authors conducted ...
Chacko S - - 2011
Coronary artery perforation is a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention with potentially fatal consequences. A case of perforation occurring during percutaneous coronary intervention to a saphenous vein graft, complicated by the subsequent development of a compressive right atrial hematoma, is reported. The management of the case is described, and ...
Al-Ashaal Yousef I - - 2011
Perforation of the duodenum, which is usually retroperitoneal, is a known complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Association of the duodenal perforation with pneumothorax is rare and the development of tension pneumothorax is even rarer. We report a case of tension pneumothorax following an ERCP, which we successfully treated with ...
Egan Richard John - - 2010
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding is a safe and effective treatment for morbid obesity. Long-term complications include band slippage, gastric pouch dilatation and gastric erosion. Rates of band slippage reported in the literature range from less than 1% to over 20%. The aim of this review was to explore whether differences ...
Srinivasaiah Narasimhaiah - - 2010
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by bone marrow fibrosis. Extra-medullary hematopoiesis sometimes occurs even in the peritoneal cavity, apart from organs such as the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. This may sometimes be complicated by spontaneous infection and complications. We report a rather unusual case of PMF, ...
Heiden Christian - - 2010
With the low incidence of malignant otitis externa (MOE) and its variable manifestations, it is not possible to perform relevant prospective controlled studies in this condition. Therefore, the best evidence on which to base therapeutic decisions is likely to remain retrospective reviews of case series. Even though our knowledge in ...
Ozaslan E E Numune Education and Training Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara, - - 2010
We present here the case of a 31-year-old man that developed facial petechiae after unsedated upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The lesions disappeared completely after 5 days. In English literature, only one patient similar to ours has been reported. The most likely explanation of this condition is a Valsalva maneuver that raised ...
Thomas Yvonne - - 2011
ABSTRACT A systematic review of the occupational therapy literature 1990-2008 was undertaken with the aim to assess the quality of evidence that supports the role of occupational therapy with homeless people. Forty articles were initially identified and critically appraised, including 16 research studies. Seven quantitative articles were included in this ...
Zifman Eyal - - 2010
Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn is an uncommon dermatologic disorder characterized by firm, palpable subcutaneous nodules or plaques with or without erythema. Despite its benign course, SCFN may become complicated by extracutaneous manifestations. Hypercalcemia is considered a rare complication, but it is potentially fatal if unrecognized. During the ...
Taye Li Yim James Fen - - 2011
Several medications have been reported to cause punctal-canalicular stenosis, such as mitomycin C, docetaxel, 5-fluorouracil, and isotretinoin. To our knowledge, there have been no cases of verteporfin-associated punctal-canalicular stenosis described in the literature. We hereby present such a case.
Cartery Claire - - 2011
We report a case of a 75-year-old man who had been complaining of fever and pelvic pain for 3 weeks. First angio-computed tomography (CT) characteristics and blood culture led to suspicion of a pneumococcal-infected aortic aneurysm, which however was not confirmed by the surgeon. The abdominal infectious aortitis caused by Streptococcus ...
Singh P K - - 2010
Root canal treatment is performed routinely in dental practice, using sodium hypochlorite which serves as an effective irrigant. The literature reviewed shows that several complications following irrigation with sodium hypochlorite may occur, but few practitioners are aware of it and its management. Such complications include injury to skin, oral mucosa ...
Zach Victor - - 2012
Common carotid artery dissection (CCAD) is a rare and poorly characterized cause of ischemic stroke. We describe a case of multiple cerebral infarcts in a patient with CCAD initially detected by carotid duplex ultrasonography, and review the literature on CCAD. A Medline search from 1960 to the present for cases ...
Bain Gregory I - - 2010
Neurovascular complications have been reported from both plate osteosynthesis and intramedullary fixation of midshaft clavicle fractures. We wish to report a case of limb threatening ischemia from screw penetration of the axillary artery after plate osteosynthesis for a clavicle nonunion. A literature review of vascular trauma from midshaft clavicle fractures ...
Rusthoven Chad - - 2010
Primary malignant tumors of the aorta (PMTAs) are an extremely rare clinical entity. In most cases, the diagnosis is made either postmortem or late in the course of disease due to a low index of clinical suspicion and presenting symptoms that mimic far more common athero-embolic processes. Due to the ...
Turowski Carmen - - 2010
We report a newborn who presented with acute abdominal distension secondary to gastric ischaemia with an associated undiagnosed coarctation of the descending aorta. This is the first description of such a previously unrecognised association, which is discussed further with reference to the current literature.
Sakellaridis Timothy - - 2010
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is rare congenital cardiac defect defined as a complete loss of luminal and anatomical continuity between ascending and descending segments of the aorta. Usually it is detected in the perinatal period or during the first hours or days of infancy. If not treated surgically, it usually ...
Perheentupa Ulla - - 2010
Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection are rare causes of neurologic symptoms as well as of dysphagia. We report on a 58-year-old otherwise healthy male patient who presented with acute-onset intermittent dysphagia, mild dyspnea, and chest symptoms. He was referred to an emergency ENT unit for a suspected peritonsillar abscess but ...
Laohapensang Kamphol - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus suis is a common infection of pigs. Human infection is often related to accidental inoculation through skin injuries during occupational exposure to pigs and pork. The disease may present as meningitis, bacteremia, and less commonly endocarditis, arthritis, or bronchopneumonia. METHODS: Case report and review of the literature. RESULTS: ...
Keeling William Brent - - 2010
The treatment of Kommerell's diverticulum continues to evolve given advances in aortic surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass management, and endovascular techniques. This case report details the repair of a diverticulum of Kommerell in a Jehovah's witness with a right-sided aortic arch and reviews the surgical literature.
Aljaouni Soad K - - 2010
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is a lineage-restricted hematopoietic growth factor. It induces proliferation and maturation of neutrophilic precursors and progenitors and activates neutrophil functions. It is used to ameliorate or prevent profound neutropenia and its consequences. G-CSF therapy in neutropenic disorders increases neutrophil count and improves infectious complications. However, it ...
Apostolakis Efstratios E - - 2010
We present an interesting case of a 53-year-old man with a non-patent ductus arteriosus erroneously diagnosed as acute thoracic aorta transection after a car accident. The aortography revealed a "rupture" of the linear inner curve of the aorta in the isthmus area, as well as a protrusion of the aortic ...
Gardner Glenn P - - 2010
We report a case of an elderly man admitted with abdominal pain and fever, 5 months after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair of a suspected inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm. He underwent successful explantation of an infected stent graft with suprarenal fixation following extra-anatomic revascularization. After a prolonged hospitalization, he was discharged ...
Zacharaki Ageliki A - - 2009
Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital cardiac entity. The recognition of QAV has clinical significance because QAV causes aortic valve dysfunction, commonly aortic regurgitation. QAV is often associated with other congenital cardiac abnormalities. Our case represents, to the best of our knowledge, the first reported case of QAV ...
Nicotera Saila P - - 2009
Intimal angiosarcoma is a most unexpected cause of aortic occlusion. We present the case of a 74-year-old woman with intimal angiosarcoma that manifested with the triad of congestive heart failure, acute renal failure, and abdominal angina. A review of the literature and discussion of postoperative outcomes follows.
León Luis R - - 2009
We reviewed all papers most recently reported in the literature related to infected arterial aneurysms (IAAs) affecting the aorta and vascular beds other than the aorta. In this article, we report on vascular beds other than the aorta. As is the case for aortic IAAs, infected non-aortic aneurysms are rarely ...
Seder Christopher W - - 2009
Clostridium septicum aortitis is a rare infection that has a strong association with occult colonic malignancy. To our knowledge, we report the 25th and 26th cases of C septicum aortitis in the English literature and make recommendations for its management. The first patient was a 75-year-old man who presented with ...
Teixeira Otto H P - - 2009
A 33-day-old female was admitted to hospital with the diagnosis of viral bronchiolitis. The physical examination performed after treatment with bronchodilators revealed a grade 2/6 systolic ejection murmur at the left upper sternal edge. The arterial pulses and blood pressure in all extremities were normal. The two-dimensional echocardiogram revealed a ...
Raeside Lavinia - - 2009
Coarctation is a constriction or narrowing of the aorta and presents most commonly within the first two weeks of life. This article reviews a case study of an infant diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta on day 8 of life. It includes an overview of the etiology, clinical presentation, and ...
Brylka Douglas - - 2009
Fewer than 140 cases of aortic sarcoma have been reported with only 34 classified as angiosarcoma. These rare malignancies most often mimic aortoiliac occlusive or aneurysmal arteriosclerotic disease both clinically and on imaging studies, and the large majority are unexpected and diagnosed pathologically on a surgical specimen or at autopsy. ...
Eder Lihi - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To report a patient with aortic regurgitation (AR) and aortitis, who failed to respond to multiple attempts at surgical replacement of the affected valve and adjacent aorta, and in whom a late diagnosis of spondyloarthritis (SpA) was made. The relevant literature on the association of SpA and aortitis is ...
Karadeniz Cakmak Guldeniz - - 2009
Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a fatal synergistic infectious disease with necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum and abdominal wall along with the scrotum and penis in men and vulva in women. An unpredictable case of FG two weeks after open hemorrhoidectomy in a previously healthy 55-year-old male is described. Full-thickness patchy ...
Brook Itzhak - - 2009
This review summarizes the microbiology, and antimicrobial management of mycotic aneurysm of the aorta (MAA) due to anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria are an uncommon but important cause of MAA. Most cases of anaerobic MAA are caused anaerobic gram-negative bacilli (mostly B. fragilis group), Clostridium spp. (mostly Clostridium septicum, and Propionobacterium ...
Barcellos Christiano da Silveira de Cda - - 2008
We present the case of a patient with a descending aorta aneurysm rupture into the esophagus, which, after aortoplasty with Dacron tube interposition and suture of esophageal laceration, developed a pleural-esophagus fistula on the 3rd postoperative day. She needed re-intervention and intensive care, followed by adequate recovery. Considering this unusual ...
Soleimani Abbas - - 2008
Few cases of a floating thrombus in a normal aorta have been reported without other underlying reasons for the thrombus formation and its systemic embolic complications. We report a case in which a floating thrombus in the proximal aortic arch was detected after echocardiography and computed tomography angiography as an ...
Iwata Yusuke - - 2008
Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in children is classified according to the site of the obstruction into a supra-aortic type, valvular type, and subaortic type (subaortic stenosis). Subaortic stenosis, in turn, is classified into two major subtypes, i.e., a discrete type, which accounts for most cases and a tunnel type, ...
Natt R S - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: A case of tracheopathia chondro-osteoplastica causing sub-glottic stenosis is described. STUDY DESIGN: Case report and literature review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 37-year-old man presented with a 15-year history of gradually worsening dyspnoea and stridor due to sub-glottic stenosis. His medical and radiographic records were reviewed. This patient's presentation, histopathological ...
Francia P - - 2008
Accessory pathways with slow and anterograde decremental conduction (Mahaim fibres) are responsible for a minority of atrioventricular reentrant tachycardias. While usually located along the tricuspid annulus, left-sided Mahaim fibres have been occasionally reported. We here report on a unique case of radiofrequency catheter ablation of a Mahaim pathway located at ...
Lynch Matthew J - - 2008
Coarctation of the aorta is one of the more common congenital cardiac defects accounting for between 5 and 10% of cases of congenital heart disease. It has traditionally been divided into infantile (pre-ductal) and adult (ductal) types. Prior to the development of surgical treatment for coarctation, the condition was associated ...
Di Guglielmo Matthew D - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of aortic pseudoaneurysm in a child with a metallic bronchial stent. DESIGN: Case report and literature review. SETTING: Pediatric intensive care unit at a freestanding tertiary children's hospital. PATIENT: A 12-yr-old boy with a left mainstem bronchomalacia managed with a metallic stent presenting with bleeding ...
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