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Sommer Andrea - - 2005
Melorheostosis of the hand is rare. We report a 7-year-old girl who presented with a contracture of the left hand. Diagnosis was made by conventional radiography and bone scintigraphy. MRI proved to be a very useful tool to visualize the soft-tissue changes. This is especially important when surgical repair is ...
Dixon John B - - 2005
BACKGROUND: There is variety in the reporting of weight loss outcomes within the bariatric literature. Our aim is to compare methods of reporting weight loss in surgical and medical studies, and in addition look for a minimal reporting requirement that allows meaningful comparison. METHOD: A review of methods of reporting ...
Etensel Barlas - - 2005
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Colonic atresia (CA) is one of the rarest causes of neonatal intestinal obstructions, and no large series can be reported. Therefore, we did perform a retrospective clinical trial to delineate our CA cases and carry out a literature survey. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of CA cases treated in ...
Dragoumis Konstantinos - - 2005
Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare soft-tissue neoplasm found mainly in the female pelvis. Approximately 130 cases have been reported in the literature to date. In most cases treatment consists of surgical resection, but local recurrence rates remain high (36-72%). Therefore, long-term follow up is necessary and magnetic resonance imaging seems ...
Imran Y - - 2005
Cases of retained surgical guaze are rarely reported because of medico-legal and professional implications. Retained gauze for a period of more than 10 years is even rarer. A case of retained surgical gauze for 11 years, an accidental finding from a plain radiograph of a patient who had sustained proximal ...
Menivale Franck - - 2005
Broncholithiasis is characterized by calcified perihilar and mediastinal lymph nodes eroding into the tracheobronchial tree. We report herein 4 cases of symptomatic broncholithiasis managed by surgical resection in 2 cases and bronchoscopic removal in 2 cases. From our experience and from the literature review, bronchoscopic removal should be considered in ...
Chiti-Batelli Sandro - - 2005
Retropharyngeal haematomas (RPHs) are rare but potentially life-threatening conditions that require a prompt diagnosis. However, the clinical scenario is not always straightforward as their presentation may be insidious, with no specific signs or symptoms. Treatment of RPH is conservative in the majority of cases, with close observation. Nevertheless, surgical intervention ...
Gali, B. M.
This is a report of a 4-year old female Nigerian patient with phaeochromocytoma, a rare surgically correctable cause of hypertension, highlighting the problems in diagnosis and management in our sub region with review of the literature.
Davis Richard E - - 2005
Surgical correction of the overgrown columella-labial junction remains a controversial and neglected aspect of cosmetic rhinoplasty. Failure to reduce an obtuse nasolabial angle resulting from overgrowth of the septum and/or nasal spine may adversely affect the otherwise satisfactory cosmetic result. I review the historical considerations regarding caudal overgrowth and discuss ...
El Masry Mohamed A - - 2005
Lytic olisthesis is an accepted cause of low back pain and may also be associated with leg pain. When conservative treatment fails, operative management with fusion and if necessary decompression is considered. Most reports regarding surgical management in the literature relate to children or adolescents. This paper reviews 75 adult ...
O'Donnell Brett A - - 2005
The choice of enucleation and evisceration for removal of an eye remains controversial in certain circumstances. An international panel was asked to give their surgical management of two clinical cases that require either enucleation or evisceration. Case one follows multiple vitreoretinal procedures, and the risk of sympathetic ophthalmia is considered ...
Rotunda Adam M - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The Koebner phenomenon, also known as the isomorphic response, is the development of preexisting skin disease following trauma to uninvolved skin. Various cutaneous disorders have been described to arise at surgical wounds and scars. Moreover, dermatologic procedures, such as cold-steel and laser surgery, can evoke koebnerization. OBJECTIVE: To describe ...
Shah Amar - - 2005
Malakoplakia is a granulomatous inflammatory disease affecting the genitourinary tract. It is rare in childhood. We report a case of malakoplakia presenting as multiple bladder polyps in an 11-year-old boy. The child did not respond to long-term antibiotic treatment, and subsequent surgical excision of the polyps resolved his problems. We ...
Ashok Rangaiahagari - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) are the most common complication of gastrointestinal surgery. The most common endogenous organisms encountered are the enteric pathogens. METHODS: We report a rare case of S. enterica var. Weltevreden as a cause of SSI after cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration. Pertinent literature is reviewed. ...
Mateo Lourdes - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Tenosynovitis of the hand due to atypical mycobacteria is an uncommon condition. We present a case of tenosynovitis of the hand due to Mycobacterium chelonae in a patient without a recognized penetrating injury, who was treated successfully with clarithromycin and antituberculous medications and without debridement. We reviewed the available ...
B. M. Gali, A. ...
This is a report of a 4-year old female Nigerian patient with phaeochromocytoma, a rare surgically correctable cause of hypertension, highlighting the problems in diagnosis and management in our sub region with review of the literature.
Rotenberg Brian W - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: A paucity of data exists in the literature regarding the pediatric bony myxoma. Controversy exists regarding both its histopathologic origins and surgical management. The purpose of this study was to report on our experience in managing these patients, including diagnostic work-up, histopathologic findings and an evaluation of surgical treatment ...
Prabhakaran K - - 2004
Chylous ascites is an intraperitoneal collection of fluid that appears milky because of the presence of unusual amounts of fat. It is a result of interference, interruption, or obstruction of lymph flow through chyle-transporting vessels, and remains rare as a complication of surgical intervention. Liver resection has been infrequently reported ...
Duvillard Christian - - 2004
Tinnitus of venous origin is a rare occurrence. It represents roughly half of cases of vascular tinnitus. The choice of treatment is not easy, even when the diagnosis is certain. Reassurance of the patient is often sufficient. Nevertheless, a surgical treatment is sometimes performed--usually ligature of the internal jugular vein. ...
Preuss Simon F - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The use of maggots to digest necrotic tissue as a form of wound debridement has a long history in medicine. Necrotizing fasciitis of the neck has a high mortality rate despite aggressive surgical and medical intervention. The use of maggots in this disease has been reported only once before. ...
Ogundiran T O - - 2004
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare but rapidly progressive and potentially fatal disease condition. It is characterized by progressive inflammation and extensive necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia, sparing the underlying tissue. It is a poly-bacterial infection and is associated with profound systemic toxicity, considerable morbidity and a high ...
Isowa Noritaka - - 2004
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis results from odontogenic, deep neck infection that spreads along fascial planes into the mediastinum. Although the optimal surgical approach remains controversial, nearly half of the cases require mediastinal debridement by thoracotomy. We report a case of successful thoracoscopic debridement for descending necrotizing mediastinitis due to odontogenic infection ...
Campbell Scott - - 2004
Craniopagus is a rare and intriguing condition with an incidence of one in 2.5 million births. The chance of a neurosurgeon seeing a case in a working lifetime is unlikely. The chances of two cases from the same community within 12 months are remote in the extreme. The authors present ...
Lambert Bernard - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Labial fusion is most commonly seen in prepubertal girls and in postmenopausal women affected by advanced lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. Postpartum labial fusion is a rare phenomenon for a woman with no evidence of hypoestrogenism. CASE: A woman with a normal delivery and a normal postpartum examination presented 7 ...
Biasotto Matteo - - 2004
Descending necrotising mediastinitis is a rare complication secondary to oral surgery or odontogenic infections which ultimately spreads to the mediastinum through the anatomical cervical spaces. Delay in diagnosis, despite broad-spectrum antimicrobical therapy and extensive surgical intervention, results in an unacceptably high mortality rate (almost to 40%). A case study is ...
Köylüo─člu Gökhan - - 2004
Intraabdominal fibromatosis is an uncommon neoplasm. The aggressive nature of these tumors and the potential for major morbidity secondary to resection can present a difficult surgical dilemma. A 9-year-old boy presented with anemia and vomiting. He had esophagogastric fibromatosis diagnosed and underwent distal esophagectomy, total gastrectomy, Hunt-Lawrence jejunal pouch, and ...
Chaturvedil V N - - 2004
A case of Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone with a subperiosteal absces s, an extrudural abscess and a frontal sinus fistula is presented here for its rarity. A brief review of literature and management of the condition is also discussed.
Gupta Abhaya - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Sinus of valsalva aneurysm is a rare congenital anomaly and usually presents in adolescence to early adulthood. Manifestations are varied, ranging from asymptomatic murmur to sudden death. CASE REPORT: An elderly male presented with chest pain and machinery murmur, which was confirmed as ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm on ...
Singer Adam J - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Octylcyanoacrylate is a medical grade topical tissue adhesive that has been approved for closing surgical incisions and traumatic lacerations. We reviewed animal and human studies that evaluated its use for a variety of surgical indications and specialties. We also performed a meta-analysis of all clinical trials using octylcyanoacrylate. DATA ...
Lillquist Patricia P - - 2004
The earlier breast cancer can be diagnosed and treated, the better the odds for survival. The literature has shown many of the barriers to timely diagnosis are not individual behaviors but problems in delivery of health care. Case management has been suggested to facilitate diagnostic testing and treatment. Models of ...
Bradley Jay C - - 2004
The role of other non-perfringens Clostridium species in endophthalmitis infections has not been analyzed. We describe a case of non-perfringens Clostridium endophthalmitis and review prior cases in the literature. Fulminant clinical presentations and poor visual outcomes are the rule, but a combined aggressive medical and surgical approach may conserve vision.
Ihler Carl F - - 2004
The present prospective study included 106 horses referred to the Department of Large Animal Sciences, The Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, as non-responders to the initial colic treatment in general practise. In 14 of these cases a required surgical treatment was not performed due to economical or other reasons and ...
Vijaykumar - - 2003
Necrotizing fasciitis can be observed in a wide variety of clinical settings in the pediatric age group. But necrotizing fasciitis as a complication of chickenpox is rare. Five cases of necrotizing fasciitis following chickenpox were treated in the authors' institutions. Clinical signs like fever, tachycardia, pallor, erythema, marked edema of ...
Pascual Pérez Reyes - - 2003
This case report describes an uncommon cellulitis caused by Serratia plymuthica in a patient treated with steroids. The evolution was favorable after surgical exploration with debridement and antibiotic treatment. This is the first case of necrotic cellulitis caused by S. plymuthica described in the literature.
Chow Benjamin J W - - 2003
A case of a 43-year-old man with impending paradoxical embolism (IPE) is described. The patient initially presented with pulmonary embolism and was diagnosed with an IPE on transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. He was subsequently treated with heparin and thrombolysis. A comprehensive review of the English literature over the past 20 ...
Williams A N - - 2003
Ambroise Paré (1510-1590) is regarded as one of the greatest surgeons who ever lived. In the sixteenth century, through his example and his writings, Paré did more than anybody else to raise the previously poor reputation of surgery "to one of dignity and esteem." He significantly influenced the surgical management ...
Hohaus K - - 2003
We report a 30-year-old-patient with penile sclerosing lipogranuloma following injections of Vaseline. He was successfully treated by complete surgical removal of the subcutaneous material and excision of atrophic skin, followed by penoplasty. Temporary impairment of wound healing was overcome by application of topical carbon dioxide gas. A brief review on ...
Abouleish Amr E - - 2003
Surgical duration (hours per case; h/case) and type of surgery (ASA base units per case; base/case) determine the hourly clinical productivity (total ASA units per hour of anesthesia care; tASA/h) for anesthesiology groups. In previous studies, h/case negatively influenced tASA/h, but base/case did not differ significantly. However, when cases are ...
Zahid M A - - 2003
We present a case of leiomyoma oesophagus which was presented in our surgical outpatient department with symptom of dysphagia for the last one year. Patient was investigated and diagnosed as a case of benign oesophageal neoplasm. She was successfully treated by transthoracic enucleation in our surgical unit at PIMS, Islamabad.
Kumar Atul - - 2003
Intravitreal corticossteroids have been used for therapeutic purposes in optimum doses and adverse reports have not been described. To best of our knowledge, this entity has never been reported as a problem. We report a case of successful management of iatrogenic intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide for intermediate uveitis. This case study ...
Rahul Gupta
We present a patient in whom the peritoneal end of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt migrated spontaneously into the inguinal hernial sac and was successfully retrieved. The surgical literature is briefly reviewed.
Krupicka J - - 2003
A case history of a patient with permanent pacemaker reports inaccurate diagnosis of inflammation at the site of operation wound and a protracted infection of pacemaker leads. Inadequate therapy led to protracted inflammation with the leads fixed in the superior vena cava and the development of large vegetations in the ...
Cheong E C - - 2003
Endometriosis as a cause of massive ascites is very rare. It is seldom possible to arrive at the diagnosis without surgical exploration. We describe a case of this entity which presented to us as a surgical problem. This proved to be a diagnostic dilemma to us and our colleagues in ...
Antony Anuja K - - 2003
Cerebral aspergillosis infection is a rare disease in children that carries extremely high morbidity and mortality. Although occurring most commonly in the immunosuppressed patient, cerebral aspergillosis infection has been reported after trauma or neurosurgical procedures. Amphotericin B is the main medical therapy for cerebral aspergillosis. However, surgical treatment is often ...
Gramegna V - - 2003
We report a rare case of a retrocaval ureter associated with a left inferior vena cava transposition and with concomitant nephrolithiasis in a young woman already surgically treated during her first years of life for cardiovascular disease. Diagnosis and surgical procedure are described, including the use of a flexible ureterorenoscope ...
Paraskevas K I - - 2003
Traumatic lesions of the penis and scrotum are often encountered in urological emergency departments. We describe a case of complete unraveling of the penile skin and partial avulsion of the scrotal skin, which was treated without the need for a skin graft, which is usually the selected mode of treatment. ...
Coffey Darla Spence - - 2003
This study examines the effects of connection and autonomy in the client-case manager relationship on treatment participation, satisfaction with case management, and satisfaction with social life. Three-month case manager ratings of connection were positively correlated with 9-month treatment participation. Six-month client and case manager ratings of connection were positively correlated ...
Al-Malaq Ali - - 2002
Primary cutis vertices gyrata is a rare condition of the scalp characterized by the formation of furrows and folds resembling the convolutions of the brain. A review of the English literature did not reveal any surgically treated cases. The authors report three cases treated by simple excision of the deepest ...
Hinojosa J - - 2002
Premature closure of metopic suture is a relatively uncommon form of craniosyostosis with an estimated incidence of 0,3 per 1000 live births, comprising about 7% of surgical craniosynostosis referred to craniofacial centers. A broad phenotypical spectrum spreads from minor metopic ridges to severe trigonocephaly with pterional indentation supraorbital bar retrusion, ...
Bellows Charles F - - 2002
Cocaine use is common and is associated with gastrointestinal complications that can present as a surgical abdomen. We report a case of a previously healthy 25-year-old man who presented to the Emergency Department with severe abdominal pain and vomiting after using IV cocaine. Exploratory celiotomy revealed massive free intraperitoneal (IP) ...
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