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- - 2012
The Level of Evidence (LOE) pyramid was missing from 2 articles in the August issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal: "Progressive Tension Sutures in Abdominoplasty: A Review of 597 Consecutive Cases" by Todd A. Pollock and Harlan Pollock (Aesthetic Surg J 2012; 32:729-742) (Original doi: 10.1177/1090820X12452294) "Vertical Reduction Mammaplasty Utilizing the ...
Gurrado Angela - - 2012
Hypercalcaemic crisis is an uncommon and potentially life-threatening manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism, and it is associated with rapid deterioration of the central nervous system, and cardiac, gastrointestinal, and renal function. We present the case of a 76 year-old man in a sudden coma due to hypercalcaemic crisis as a first ...
Fargetti Simone - - 2012
Refractory gout attack is an uncommon problem, since gout flares are usually self-limited. This clinical condition is characterized by serum uric acid higher than 6 mg/Dl or continuous manifestations of recurrent flares, chronic arthritis, and increased tophi. We report in this paper a 69-year-old man with a polyarticular and protracted gout ...
Sui R-B - - 2012
Acute aortic dissection is a rare, life-threatening condition. Clinical manifestations generally include the acute onset of severe chest or back pain. Aortic dissection presenting with signs and symptoms of acute spinal cord damage is the most severe complication and is particularly rare. This paper reports a case of aortic dissection ...
Krishnamoorthy Naveen - - 2012
Cutaneous angiosarcoma or lymphangiosarcoma represents an uncommon aggressive tumor known to arise on a background of chronic lymphedema secondary to various etiologies, principally following surgery or irradiation. There have been rarely reported cases of angiosarcoma following infective conditions that eventuate with lymphatic stasis. We report a case of angiosarcoma arising ...
Fang Yi - - 2012
IgG4-related systemic disease (IgG4-RSD) is an autoimmune disease that includes a wide variety of lesions. IgG4-RSD is characterized by high levels of serum IgG4, abundant levels of IgG4-positive plasma cells and T-lymphocyte infiltration in various organs. Tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) is a major finding when the kidneys are involved and is ...
Wegdam-Blans M C A - - 2011
A review was performed to determine clinical aspects and diagnostic tools for chronic Q fever. We present a Dutch guideline based on literature and clinical experience with chronic Q fever patients in The Netherlands so far. In this guideline diagnosis is categorized as proven, possible or probable chronic infection based ...
Fahad Al-Saif - - 2011
Linear IgA bullous dermatosis is a rare sulfone-responsive subepidermal blistering disorder of unknown etiology in which smooth linear deposits of IgA are found in the basement membrane zone. Chronic bullous dermatosis of childhood is equivalent to linear IgA disease of adulthood and is characterized by an abrupt onset of large, ...
Ghazi Ali A - - 2011
Parathyroid hormone-related protein producing pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors have been infrequently reported. Herein, we report a case of an Iranian woman who had such a tumor during pregnancy, and gave birth to a female neonate with esophago-tracheal fistula and imperforated anus. Hypercalcemia was diagnosed at postpartum because of elevated serum calcium ...
Falidas E - - 2011
Stercoral perforation of the colon due to fecaloma is a rare disease and less than 100 cases have been described in the literature. The disease mainly involves the rectosigmoid colon. The condition is correlated with longstanding decubitus, chronic constipation, abuse of laxatives and/or constipating agents (anticholinergics, neuroleptics, etc). We report ...
Rocha Oliveira Paulo Cesar - - 2011
A chronic expanding hematoma can persist and increase in volume for more than 1 month after the first hemorrhage. It is rare, uncommon in the hand, little known among physicians, and an imitator of malignancy. Our purpose was to report a case of this condition in the soft tissues of ...
Sisodiya Rajesh R Department of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka - - 2013
Symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism is still predominant form in developing countries. Sumit Shukla et al. (2008) Most of these lesions are usually less than 2 cm in diameter with serum calcium levels between 11 to 13 mg/dl. Our case had 3.9 × 2 × 1.7 cm non palpable right inferior parathyroid adenoma extending into superior mediastinum, serum calcium ...
Pontes Helder Antonio Rebelo - - 2012
The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is defined as a tumour with the general features of the ameloblastic fibroma but that also contains enamel and dentine. AFO normally presents as a painless swelling in the posterior portion of the maxilla or mandible. Radiographs show a well-defined radiolucent area containing various amounts of radiopaque ...
Mann Elizabeth - - 2011
Abstract Multiple hereditary exostoses is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the growth of multiple osteochondromas. We describe the thoracoscopic remodeling of a spiculated costal exostotic lesion responsible for spontaneous recurrent hemothoraces in a 17-year-old male patient with multiple hereditary exostoses.
Santos Thiago de Santana - - 2011
Osteoma is an osteoblastic benign tumor characterized by the proliferation of either compact or cancellous bone. In the jaws, the most of cases reported in the literature presented as peripheral solitary lesions, involving preferably the posterior region of the mandible. However, central osteomas are quite rare, especially in the maxillary ...
Čolović Milica - - 2011
The presence of multiple myeloma (MM) in a patient with systemic sclerosis is a rare and unusual occurrence with unclear significance. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with a 20-year history of systemic sclerosis, who subsequently presented with clinical stage IIIA IgG-λ MM. The systemic sclerosis was diagnosed ...
Uslu Haydar - - 2011
Ossifying fibroma of the vertebra is a very rare condition. We report a 16-year-old boy with ossifying fibroma of the third lumbar vertebra. Neurological and laboratory examinations demonstrated normal findings. Low-back pain, in the absence of radicular pain, was the presenting symptom. Plain radiography and computerized tomography scanning revealed an ...
Lazzaro Marc A - - 2011
Recent reports have emerged suggesting that multiple sclerosis (MS) may be due to abnormal venous outflow from the central nervous system, termed chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI). These reports have generated strong interest and controversy over the prospect of a treatable cause of this chronic debilitating disease. This review aims ...
Chowdhry Saeed - - 2010
Epinephrine in digital blocks has been condemned by traditional medical theory. The authors provide a retrospective review of 1111 cases involving digital block anesthesia with epinephrine in conjunction with an extensive literature review. The authors conducted a retrospective review of 1111 cases involving digital and hand surgery. Observations were made ...
Daneshi Ahmad - - 2010
Osteoma is the most common benign tumor of the paranasal sinuses. Turbinate osteomas are very rare and only four middle turbinate, one superior turbinate and one inferior turbinate osteoma cases have been reported. We present a rare case of osteoma of the left middle turbinate in a patient presented with ...
Pawloski Danielle R - - 2010
Pneumothorax is a pathological condition in which air accumulates within the thoracic cavity. Pneumothorax affects animals without sex or age predilections; however, it has been suggested that the Siberian husky breed of dog has a predisposition for spontaneous pneumothorax. Pneumothorax occurs as the result of trauma or underlying disease and ...
Chaudhuri Maitri - - 2011
Azygos continuation of inferior venacava (IVC) is well known in association with interrupted IVC. We report azygos connection of uninterrupted IVC in a young child with complex univentricular heart. This peculiar anatomy was made suitable for univentricular repair by combining percutaneous device closure of prehepatic right limb of IVC and ...
Nauen David W - - 2011
Neurons in the brain are often linked by single synaptic contacts (Gulyás et al., 1993) and the probabilistic character of synaptic activity makes it desirable to increase the resolution of physiological experiments by observing the function of the smallest possible number of synaptic terminals, ideally, one. Because they are critically ...
Mitera G - - 2010
A 60-year-old woman with breast cancer metastatic to the bones experienced no adverse skin reaction at the lumbar spine after a single 8-Gy photon-beam fraction prescribed to a depth of 5 cm. However, a subsequent treatment to the thoracic spine using the same dose, fractionation, and technique resulted in skin ...
Maggiulli Roberta R The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10021, - - 2010
The refinement of gamete micromanipulation techniques has made conception possible for couples with male factor infertility who otherwise would remain childless. Moreover, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has ensured that such refractory cases can now generate offspring as successfully as in couples that merely require in vitro insemination. However, despite the ...
Tse Brian C - - 2010
To describe the clinical presentation of migratory nematodes and to outline a simple strategy to ensure capture. Retrospective case series. Two consecutive patients with suspected migratory nematodes were treated promptly by strategic placement of a pharmacological barrier in the forniceal conjunctiva using 1% lidocaine with epinephrine to block the routes ...
Naqi Rohana - - 2010
Involvement of the central nervous system by multiple myeloma (MM) is considered to be extremely rare. Magnetic Resonauce Imaging (MRI) is the imaging modality of choice to detect and differentiate myeloma at unusual sites. We present the case of a sixty-year-old man who was a known case of MM. In ...
Selim Maria Angelica - - 2010
Patients with urogenital complaints are frequently encountered by family practitioners, gynecologists, and dermatologists. This review article provides practical information regarding normal anatomy and embryology of the vulva, followed by a summary of procedural techniques. The new classifications of vulvar inflammatory and intraepithelial neoplasm proposed by the ISSVD are used as ...
Louagie Y - - 2010
In this review paper, the authors briefly describe the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation. The original technique to restore sinus rhythm is cited, with its subsequent technical variations. A literature review summarizes the outcome of patients who benefited from the Cox-MAZE procedure.
Evans Jonathan - - 2010
Often believed to be a poor prognostic sign, hepatoportal venous gas (HPVG) has been associated with massive intra-abdominal sepsis. It is more frequently detected as computed tomography imaging techniques improve. A patient presenting with radiological evidence of HPVG is discussed and the literature reviewed. This study aims to highlight the ...
Khalil B A - - 2010
Vanishing gastroschisis is a rare in utero complication of gastroschisis. It is associated with a high mortality. We present a case report of an infant with vanishing gastroschisis that was managed with a combination of reconstructive bowel surgery and hepatosparing parenteral nutrition. The technique is described and a review of ...
Laituri C A - - 2010
Many technical variations have been introduced for the surgical correction of pectus excavatum (PE). The authors reviewed the literature to provide a detailed overview of the general principles of pectus excavatum repair, bar insertion and removal techniques. A comprehensive review of the literature was undertaken. A summary of the different ...
Issing Wolfgang - - 2011
Tutoplast fascia lata (TFL) has been used as an onlay graft for nasal dorsal augmentation in open approach rhinoplasty; however, insertion of layers of moist TFL in the closed approach is technically challenging. We have presented a "sandwich" technique which facilitates graft insertion in a closed approach rhinoplasty. The available ...
Sananès Nicolas - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Version to correct breech presentation at term remains important, because feet-first vaginal delivery of a baby is associated with a higher risk of fetal morbidity and mortality. METHOD: The technique consists of puncture at point B67. This technique is thought to work by increasing the probability of the fetus ...
Arriaza R - - 2011
Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis is considered an aggressive and technically demanding procedure that can be used to treat severe deformities of the hindfoot, and it is rarely performed. The indications for ankle arthroscopy are increasing, and arthroscopic tibiotalar arthrodesis is a common and successful procedure, but arthroscopic tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis has not been ...
Petrie Nicola C - - 2010
Successful microvascular transfer of tissue is dependent upon suitable vessels not only of the donor tissue but also at the recipient site. Congenital deformities, previous surgery, infection or irradiation at the recipient site may render vessels less suitable for this purpose. Under such circumstances it becomes desirable to identify suitable ...
Brody Lori Thein - - 2010
The JOSPT offers invited reviews of current titles. The April 2010 column includes 7 reviews of the following books: Biological Joint Reconstruction: Alternatives to Arthroplasty; Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management; AO Handbook: Musculoskeletal Outcomes Measures and Instruments (Volumes 1 and 2); Arthroscopic Techniques of the Knee: A ...
Singh Onkar - - 2010
We report two cases of retrocaval ureter that were successfully treated by a laparoscopic transperitoneal approach. Presentation of both these cases was with flank pain. Ureteroureterostomy using an intracorporeal suture technique was performed for one, and pyelopyelostomy for the other case. Operative time was 120 min and 110 min, respectively. ...
Bianchi B - - 2010
We report a new approach to benign parapharyngeal space tumours: a single, subcondylar mandibular osteotomy. Case report and review of the world literature concerning parapharyngeal space access and the various types of mandibular osteotomy. The use of a single, subcondylar mandibular osteotomy achieves good exposure and satisfactory aesthetic and functional ...
Ninan Mathew - - 2010
Robot-assisted lobectomy has been reported elsewhere as a feasible technique for lobectomy. We report a modification of the previously reported technique using a complete port-access approach without utility thoracotomy.
Trinidade A - - 2010
A 56-year old woman presented with headaches and nasal congestion secondary to bilateral ethmoid osteomas and she made a full recovery following endoscopic resection. Paranasal osteomas are common, benign, encapsulated tumours that are often asymptomatic, but may present similarly to rhinosinusitis and occasionally cause complications depending on their anatomical location. ...
El Tal Abdel Kader - - 2010
With the advent of incorporating the immunoperoxidase staining technique into the processing of frozen tissue, the use of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) has been expanded to include several high-risk tumors such as lentigo maligna, malignant melanoma, and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. To thoroughly review the English medical literature pertaining to the use ...
Adedipe T O - - 2010
Sternberg tumour, a cause of intractable menorrhagia, is quite rare with potential alarming macroscopic features leading to overaggressive treatment. In this case it presented following many years of intractable menorrhagia which was resistant to long-term medical management and endometrial ablation techniques. Incidence with the previous use of endometrial ablation techniques ...
Phillips Jeffrey M - - 2010
Although osteoradionecrosis of the mandible is a well known entity, skull base osteomyelitis involving the temporal bone unrelated to otitis externa in patients with multiple myeloma using bisphosphonates has not been reported. We described a new entity of skull base erosion resulting from osteonecrosis, presenting with malignant features in patients ...
Kolokythas Antonia - - 2010
Alveolar osteitis, "dry socket", remains amongst the most commonly encountered complications following extraction of teeth by general dentists and specialists. A great body of literature is devoted to alveolar osteitis addressing the etiology and pathophysiology of this condition. In addition numerous studies are available discussing methods and techniques to prevent ...
Anand Chytra V - - 2010
Filler injections are the most common aesthetic procedures used for volume correction. Various techniques have been described in the use of fillers. This article reviews the available literature on a new technique using the intraoral approach for injection of fillers.
Dubey A - - 2010
Madelung's deformity is a rare condition of the wrist characterized by a shortened distal radius with volar-ulnar curvature and a dorsally prominent distal ulna. It occurs predominantly in adolescent females who present with pain, decreased wrist mobility, and deformity. Although its aetiology remains unclear, its treatment is becoming more refined. ...
Robb Andrew - - 2009
This report documents retrospectively a case of Posterior Interosseous Neuropathy (PIN) occurring in an elite baseball pitcher experiencing a deep ache in the radial aspect of the forearm and altered sensation in the dorsum of the hand on the throwing arm during his pitching motion. The initial clinical goal was ...
Kim Sukwha - - 2010
The nose is a critical aesthetic subunit of the face, but because of the difficulties in anastomosis of the small-sized arteries and veins, several cases of nasal replantation have been reported. Using supermicrosurgical techniques, we successfully replanted a patient's nasal segment which had been amputated by a falling sharp metal ...
Wall Lindley B - - 2009
HYPOTHESIS: A review of the current literature will show a difference between the biomechanical properties of double-row and single-row rotator cuff repairs. BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears commonly necessitate surgical repair; however, the optimal technique for repair continues to be investigated. Recently, double-row repairs have been considered an alternative to single-row ...
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