Jejunoileal atresia is a common cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction with high mortality and morbidity in a low resource setting where surgical care is lacking. Herein, a 4-day-old presented with features of acute abdomen and septicaemia, managed with ileostomy diversion and recovered uneventfully.
Retrieval of central venous catheters fragments often puts us in front of different situations. Having more techniques available for strategic planning of the procedure is imporatnt. The authors propose the simultaneous use of two different approaches for the recovery of a CVC fragment from the pulmonary artery.
Two different types of ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging were used to evaluate ocular health in a guinea pig suspected of having heterotopic bone formation (HBF). Captured images facilitated diagnosis of HBF. This case report provides reference OCT images of HBF in the guinea pig.
Chyle leak is serious sequela of head and neck surgery and has been reported after esophageal, parathyroid, and thyroid surgery. However, it has only been reported postoperatively once before after anterior cervical disc fusion (ACDF). This case discusses the formation of a chyloma following an anterior cervical spinal procedure.
An 80-year old gentleman with very severe aplastic anemia was treated with standard combination therapy of equine antithymocyte globulin and cyclosporine A. His death shortly after treatment could be attributed to his advanced age, severe pancytopenia at diagnosis, absence of minor paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria clone and immunosuppressive therapy-related complications.
Primary hypothyroidism has been associated with many adverse effects. Its cardiovascular manifestations include reductions in heart rate and contractility with the development of hypertension, angina, heart failure, and pericardial effusion consistent with a hypothyroid heart. Early recognition and treatment can help mitigate these advanced features.
Objective: To review a case of acute urticaria, and to explore the links this presentation shares with hyperthyroidism and anti-thyroid medications, along with management strategies for patients presenting with new-onset urticaria and pre-existing thyroid disease. Design: A retrospective case report on a 23-year-old female with hyperthyroidism, on carbimazole therapy.
We describe the course of disease and multidisciplinary treatment of a multiple myeloma patient who presented with a life-threatening plasmacytoma in-scar resistant to conventional treatment. She underwent wide resection with immediate free-flap reconstruction, allowing for early chemoradiotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplant. She survived additional 18 months following surgery.
Giant congenital melanocytic nevi are brown-black lesions larger than 20 cm caused by benign proliferation of melanocytes. They either regress or progress in time in matters of thickness and size and may transform to malignancies. Here we report a twelve year old patient with giant melanocytic nevus of the scalp.
The 75-year-old male patient had been diagnosed with CML 25 years ago. Over 3 years after starting bosutinib, he was diagnosed with a HGBCL. A total of six courses of DA-EPOCH-R therapy brought complete remission of the lymphoma. Eight months after stopping bosutinib, BCR-ABL1 transcript copies remained undetectable by RT-PCR.
Nodular fasciitis (NF) is a rare benign, rapidly growing, self- limiting condition rarely affecting head and neck district. Following a short Literature review, the authors report a rare case of maxillary Nodular Fasciitis in an elderly, pointing out that in selected cases direct surgery could avoid misdiagnosis, delays and overtreatment.