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Battaglia S - - 2008
Palmar and finger varicosities are quite frequent but rarely reported in the literature. They appear as subcutaneous bluish dilations but the symptomatology is often deceptive. Surgery is the most effective therapy. We present a typical case which emphasizes the role of color Doppler ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis of palmar ...
Nasr Ahmed - - 2008
PURPOSE: Idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is a common surgical problem in infants, and pyloromyotomy is almost always successful in alleviating the obstruction. There are few reports in the literature that discuss recurrent pyloric stenosis as opposed to incomplete pyloromyotomy. We report 2 such babies with different cures. METHODS: The health ...
Bahler Clinton - - 2008
Combined idiopathic retroperitoneal-mediastinal fibrosis is rare. We report a case of mediastinal fibrosis that followed the onset of retroperitoneal fibrosis by six years. A 61-year-old asymptomatic woman was diagnosed with idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis in December of 2006 after discovering a 1.4 cm thick prevascular mass encasing the aortic arch. In ...
Nusair Maen - - 2008
Prompt diagnosis and management of aortic dissection are key to reduce patient morbidity and mortality; hence the need to a have a high index of suspicion for this condition. We believe it's important to report this case because it underscores the relationship between cocaine abuse and aortic dissection. In addition ...
Devbhandari Mohan P - - 2008
We report the case of a patient who underwent a redo surgery for a leaflet escape from a Bjork-Shiley tilting disc mitral prosthesis inserted 18 years previously. The escaped disc remained lodged in the thoracic aorta without any complication. She ultimately died of terminal heart failure 13 years after the ...
Kitzing Bjoern - - 2008
The lodgement of fish bones during ingestion is a common complaint and can mimic other medical conditions such as aortic dissection. In this case a non-English speaking 63-year-old Chinese man presented to the emergency department with chest pain and hypotension. Subsequent spiral computed tomography angiography ruled out aortic dissection but ...
Kamalakannan Desikan - - 2007
Acute aortic dissection is an uncommon but potentially catastrophic illness with high mortality. Significant advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and management have been made since the first reported case of aortic dissection 3 centuries ago. This comprehensive review discusses the pathophysiology, classification, clinical manifestations, early diagnosis, and management of this ...
Almashham Y - - 2008
Recanalization of a complete coarctation with isthmus occlusion was successfully accomplished in a 16-year-old patient using radiofrequency. This allowed the insertion and deployment of a covered stent to reestablish flow continuity across the isthmus. No complications were encountered. To the authors' knowledge this is the first case of radiofrequency use ...
Strigl S - - 2007
Marfan syndrome (MS) is a connective tissue disease involving the cardiovascular, ocular, and the musculoskeletal systems. MS has variable phenotypic expression and is most often diagnosed in adult life. Infantile-onset MS is rare and is associated with severe cardiovascular manifestations; there is an extremely high mortality during the first 2 ...
Dobbeleir J - - 2007
We report a unique case of chronic contained thoraco-abdominal aneurysm rupture presenting as a Grynfeltt lumbar hernia. A 79-year-old man presented with backpain and a bluish swelling in the left lumbar region in the presence of a non tender aortic aneurysm. CT scan confirmed contained rupture of a type IV ...
Telli Alpaslan - - 2007
Primary dissections of the abdominal aorta are rare and in most cases traumatic in origin. However, the natural history of isolated iatrogenic abdominal aortic dissection has not been well defined. This report describes a case of a 69-year-old patient with iatrogenic dissection of the abdominal aorta after arteriography and delayed ...
Dehqanzada Zia A - - 2007
Epithelioid angiosarcomas of the aorta are extremely rare neoplasms with only 26 previous reports in the literature. An extremely unusual case is reported of an aortic epithelioid angiosarcoma diagnosed in a 47-year-old man who was being evaluated for his rectal adenocarcinoma. This case prompted a review of literature for aortic ...
Holt Natalie F - - 2007
We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with aortic regurgitation discovered to be caused by a quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) diagnosed by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram. With improvements in echocardiographic imaging, the diagnosis of QAV is likely to be made more reliably in the future and should prompt close clinical ...
Otukesh Hasan - - 2007
The combination of hyperostosis and hyperphosphatemia is very rare. In this case report, we present a boy with a combination of diffuse hyperostosis and hyperphosphatemia. We evaluated most possible known causes of hyperphosphatemia and hyperostosis. He had normal renal function and serum parathormone level. Concerning some few similar cases, most ...
Farrugia Marie-Klaire MK Paediatric Surgical Office, St. George's Hospital, London SW17 0QT, - - 2007
The aim of our study was to review the management of stomal stenosis after the Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE) procedure at our center, and to describe and assess the early outcomes of 2 novel procedures used in the management of conduit stenosis: Maceoscopy and the rendez-vous. We retrospectively reviewed ...
Agarwal Vijay - - 2007
We present a case report and review of the literature on a giant ascending aortic aneurysm in a previously asymptomatic and healthy 40-year-old male patient who presented in extremis and had a successful emergency surgical repair. The need for early referral and surgery is stressed for better outcome. The review ...
Traboulsi Rana - - 2007
Toxocariasis, a common helminthozoonosis with a worldwide prevalence, usually manifests as 'visceral larva migrans' (VLM). Among its wide range of clinical presentations, large vessel thrombosis has never been described before. We report a case of aortic thrombosis caused by Toxocara canis infection in a young male who was successfully treated ...
Polyzos Dimitrios - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Injury to major retroperitoneal vessels is the most catastrophic complication of laparoscopy. Knowledge of the site of the aortic bifurcation prior to inserting the umbilical port would be expected to reduce the risk of this type of injury. The aim of the study is to determine the feasibility of ...
Sabra Omar - - 2006
Retropharyngeal hematoma is a rare entity that has various etiologies. Anticoagulation is believed to be the most common cause. Aortic aneurysm leak was reported as a cause of this disease only once. We believe that our case is the second case of retropharyngeal hematoma caused by a leaking aortic aneurysm. ...
Wheeler Yurong Y - - 2006
A case of the combination of tetralogy of Fallot, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and Down's syndrome is reported here and is the first report on the combination of the 3 entities. Tetralogy of Fallot is often associated with chromosomal aberration, while hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associates with certain gene loci. Our experience with treating ...
Awad Jamal - - 2006
We report a rare case of pyloric stenosis as a presenting symptom of Crohn's disease. Clinical improvement and long-term relief of pyloric obstruction were obtained following a short course treatment of corticostroids and total parenteral nutrition. In contrast to most of the cases described previously in the literature, surgical treatment ...
Gates Jonathan D - - 2006
Infected aneurysms of the aorta were first described as a result of septic emboli or contiguous spread from bacterial endocarditis and are usually caused by Staphylococcus or Salmonella species. We report a case of Nocardia-associated infected aneurysm of the native suprarenal aorta in an immunocompromised host. Surgical management consisted of ...
Banaszkiewicz P A - - 2006
This is a case report of a 30-year-old man who presented with winging of his scapula secondary to acupuncture treatment for chronic neck pain. This complication has never previously been described and would be classified as a major adverse event following acupuncture use.
Won Jong Yun - - 2006
PURPOSE: The authors report their experiences with the problems encountered during and after stent-graft placement in patients with aortic dissections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 1994 and December 2003, stent-graft placement was performed in 60 patients with aortic dissections, 9 patients with Stanford type A dissection and 51 patients with ...
Hellan Minia - - 2006
Adult idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (AIHPS) is a misleading anatomic and radio-clinical entity of unknown etiology. Only about 200 cases have been reported in the literature. It is a benign disease resulting from hypertrophy of the circular fibers of the pyloric canal. Despite the recent progress in radiography and endoscopy, ...
Van Denend Toni - - 2006
Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) are often diagnosed during a period of life when career exploration and development occurs. The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature that has been published from 1996 to 2004 about the employment needs of people with MS in order to build upon ...
Baydin A - - 2005
The response of the abdominal viscera and the contraction of the intercostal muscles during the respiratory phase of sneezing increases intrathoracic pressure, which may lead to several complications. However, there are no reports in the literature concerning aortic dissection after sneezing. We report a patient in whom the development of ...
Thanigaraj Srihari - - 2006
AIMS: To illustrate the association between a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and paradoxical embolization. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report a unique case of a paradoxical embolization across a PFO noted during a transesophageal echocardiographic study. Serial images demonstrate the thrombus migrating from the superior vena cava to the left atrium ...
Atiyeh Bishara S - - 2005
Keloid and hypertrophic scars are 2 types of excessive scarring observed clinically that require different therapeutic approaches. The clinical course and physical appearance define keloids and hypertrophic scars as separate entities; however, they are often confused because of an apparent lack of morphologic differences. Nevertheless, clinical differences between hypertrophic scars ...
Kawano Hiroaki - - 2005
Physical or mental exertion is an important antecedent to dissection. A fall is one of the causes of hip fracture in the elderly population. We report the case of a 78-year-old woman who was diagnosed to have a thrombosed aortic dissection after a fall. We wish to emphasize with this ...
Sunder-Plassmann L - - 2005
Endovascular therapy (EVT) of thoracic aortic pathologies meanwhile is an established procedure with favourable midterm results in high risk patients. Different stent fabrications are available with defined flexibility, radial attachment force, metallic stent components and membrane porosities. Recent approval of the TAG Excluder (Gore) by the Food and Drug Administration ...
Gearry R B - - 2005
Spontaneous calcific cerebral embolus is a rare complication of calcific vascular disease such as calcified aortic plaques, and calcific aortic and mitral stenosis. Fewer than 10 case reports are described in the literature. Cerebral ischaemic symptoms may provide the indication for surgical replacement, even in the absence of valvular insufficiency ...
Anderson Albert M L - - 2005
We describe a case of coarctation endarteritis in an adult and review the literature pertaining to this condition. Adult coarctation endarteritis is a rare entity but often represents the initial presentation of coarctation. Diagnosis is critically important given the risk of rupture. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging can be helpful in ...
Wolpoe Matthew E - - 2004
The X-linked recessive form of chondrodysplasia punctata, characterized by chondrodysplasia and punctate calcification of cartilage, is caused by a defect in the vitamin K-dependent enzyme arylsulfatase E. We herein describe a male infant with chondrodysplasia punctata and stenosis and calcification of the entire trachea and main bronchi. To our knowledge, ...
Ragucci M V - - 2004
The case of a 28-year-old previously healthy male with a 13-year history of weight lifting is described. The patient presented to the emergency department complaining of severe anterior chest pain beginning during a workout. Following transthoracic echocardiogram and computerized tomogram the diagnosis of an ascending aortic dissection was made. The ...
Flores J - - 2004
Fibromuscular dysplasia of the aorta is an exceedingly rare disease with 26 cases reported to date in Medline. We present a case of stenosis of the infrarenal abdominal aorta in a 49-year-old woman with a history of intermittent claudication. The patient underwent aortic endarterectomy, and subsequent anatomopathologic examination of the ...
Meriç Murat - - 2004
A 61-year-old male patient was hospitalized due to the exertional angina pectoris. A diagnosis of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was made by ECG (electrocardiography), echocardiographic, and coronary angiographic findings. This case was reported and related literature was reviewed because of its similarity to Japanese type apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (AHCMP) cases rarely ...
Bocquentin Fanny - - 2004
Prior to the establishment of farming communities direct physical evidence for human conflict was rarely reported from archaeological contexts. Here we present a case of an Early Natufian (14,500-13,000 cal B.P.) projectile, classified as Helwan lunate, embedded inside the seventh or eighth thoracic vertebra sequence of a mature middle age ...
Geha A S - - 2004
A localized thrombus involving the ascending aorta and arch rarely occurs in the absence of an underlying etiology such as chest trauma, atherosclerosis, a hypercoagulable state or instrumentation. A review of the literature between 1966 - 2003 yielded 38 reported cases of localized aortic arch thrombi, 21 of which were ...
Onorato E - - 2004
The treatment of very large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) was thought to be solely surgical. There is not enough experience in transcatheter closure of large hypertensive PDA. In this report, successful catheter closure of a large and hypertensive ductus using the Amplatzer Muscular VSD Occluder and a literature review are ...
Kart-Koseoglu Hamide - - 2004
Takayasu's arteritis is an inflammatory vasculitis that primarily affects the aorta and its major brances. Delayed diagnosis is common, and is largely attributed to the variable and nonspecific presentation of the initial symptoms. Involvement of the obdominal aorta causes severe claudication of the lower extremities, and bypass surgery is required ...
Yu Jin - - 2004
Tinea capitis is rare in adults. We report a case of adult tinea capitis due to Trichophyton violaceum in China. The female patient was immunosuppressed with prednisone due to the underlying disease of vulgaris pemphigus and was treated successfully with terbinafine. We also reviewed published cases of adult tinea capitis ...
Hamid Mohammad - - 2003
We report a case of 26 years old man who presented with dyspnoea and stridor in the emergency room. He was diagnosed as a case of posttracheostomy lower tracheal stenosis and scheduled for lower tracheal reconstruction. Patient was intubated in the operating room while breathing spontaneously. Due to proximity of ...
Adetiloye V A - - 2003
A prospective duplex ultrasound and Colour Doppler imaging studies were performed on 52 consecutive patients with 63 carotid arteries (11 patients with bilateral carotid interrogation). The cases were classified into two study groups--non-haemodynamically (< 50%) and haemodynamically (= 50%) significant stenoses in relation to clinical events and carotid plaque echomorphology. ...
Vasquez Jay - - 2003
Penetrating atheromatous ulceration of the infrarenal aorta is a rare entity. There are few reported cases of this lesion, and most of the published data is in regards to the thoracic aorta. Spontaneous rupture of a nonaneurysmal noninfected atherosclerotic infrarenal aorta is a rare event. We report the eleventh case ...
Pampin J Blanco - - 2003
We present the case of a 26-day-old female in whom left aortic arch with right-sided descending aorta occurred. The previously healthy newborn baby was found dead on her bed. This anomaly is very uncommon and its clinical presentation as sudden death is also exceptional with only a few cases having ...
Altinbas Ahmet - - 2003
Coarctation of the aorta is one of the congenital heart diseases diagnosed primarily in childhood and early adolescence. A 67-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with chest pain. Angiography revealed a coarctation of the aorta, coronary ectasia and dilatation of the ascending aorta. This case attracted our attention because ...
Satyapal Kapil Sewsaran - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: Non-recognition of a critical aortic arch branch variation at surgery, with fatal consequences, prompted a retrospective analysis of the prevalence of aortic arch branch variations in the South African population. METHODS: Three hundred and twenty aortic arch angiograms were analysed from existing records (January 1988--March 1998) of the vascular ...
Pozzulo Joanna D - - 2003
Two studies varying target gender and mode of target exposure were conducted to compare the quantity, nature, and accuracy of free recall person descriptions provided by youths and adults. In addition, the relation among age, identification accuracy, and number of descriptors reported was considered. Youths (10-14 years) reported fewer descriptors ...
Romain Nathalie - - 2003
The authors report the cases of two young women who died of massive hemorrhage resulting from trocar aortic injuries during abdominal laparoscopy. In the first case, wherein the patient underwent laparoscopy for cecopexy, the forensic autopsy showed a through-and-through perforation of the abdominal aorta and of the ileum. The other ...
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