Pulsatile mass lesion of the scalp after blunt head injury

An 87-year-old woman presented to hospital with a progressive, painless pulsating lump in her right forehead. She had fallen and hit her right forehead 1 month prior. She had no neurological deficits. Physical examination revealed a 5 × 5 cm round mass of the right forehead (Fig. 1A). Ultrasonography showed a blood supply into the mass. Magnetic resonance imaging […]

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A 53-year-old patient suffered an impalement injury with a metallic drill, which had penetrated his neurocranium.

A 53-year-old patient suffered an impalement injury with a metallic drill, which had penetrated his neurocranium. The patient had tried to commit suicide, injuring himself in the thorax and head (Fig.6a, b). MDCT imaging displayed the position of the impacted drill, which had entered the skull at the front temporal cortex, and there was also […]

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Jaguar Attack on a Child: Case Report

Case Report A three-year-old Amerindian girl presented without warning to our emergency department (ED) in the country’s only tertiary care hospital, after being attacked by a jaguar in the remote Isseneru Village, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region 7), Guyana. This village is located near the large Mazaruni River, amid dense jungle about 40 air miles from the Venezuelan […]

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Dramatic differences in two boys who were exposed to the same Smallpox source – one was vaccinated, one was not.

Both aged 13 years. Note that while the one on the left is in the fully pustular stage, the one on the right has had only two spots, which have aborted and have already scabbed. It was one of the deadliest and most contagious diseases known to humankind. An estimated 300 million people died from smallpox in […]

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Successful removement of Interparietal Encephalocele: A Case Report

A neonate,18-day-old female baby presented with congenital scalp swelling and was evaluated by the neurosurgical team. Her mother belonged to a remote area where no prenatal ultrasonography was available; baby was delivered at a district hospital through LSCS. Scalp swelling progressively increased since birth. Complete physical examination of the baby revealed a congenital scalp swelling […]

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Successful treatment of a patient with an extraordinarily large deep burn

The patient is a 29-year-old male who was seriously burned by molten steel (about 1,500°C) from the top of the head throughout the body, in an accidental furnace explosion. Thirty hours after fluid resuscitation in a local hospital, he was referred to our hospital, when the patient was conscious and the vital signs were relatively […]

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Venous gangrene in a patient with metastatic cancer of the colon after chemotherapy

A 65-year-old male with colorectal cancer cT3N2M0 received concurrent chemoradiotherapy, and surgery and post-operative chemoradiotherapy for colorectal cancer ypT3N2M0 at the end of treatment in 2003. During follow-up visits at open-patient department in 2004, cystorectal fistula was suspected based on the complaints of terminal dribbling and gas passage from the urethra. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed pericecal soft tissue infiltration […]

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Real human body dissection

Dissection (from Latin dissecare “to cut to pieces”; also called anatomization) is the dismembering of the body of a deceased animal or plant to study its anatomical structure. Autopsy is used in pathology and forensic medicine to determine the cause of death in humans. Less extensive dissection of plants and smaller animals preserved in a formaldehyde solution is typically carried out or demonstrated in biology and natural science classes in middle school […]

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Maxillofacial Injuries due to Bear Mauling

Case Report 1 A 40-year-old male patient was presented with severe maxillofacial injuries caused by bear attack. Patient had multiple skin lacerations resulting in exposure of underlying structures (parotid gland with duct, buccinators muscle, buccal pad of fat etc.) (Fig. 1) and was bleeding profusely from nose, and oral cavity. There were degloving injuries in upper […]

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TRAUMA CAUSED BY WOODEN LOG

A 30yo patient was brought to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department with a penetrating facial injury by a wooden log passing through the lateral side of his face below the angle of mandible and protruding through oral cavity, causing comminuted fracture of mandible after a road traffic accident. There was moderate bleeding and respiratory distress. […]

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Obesity on full focus

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you […]

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Result of a West african Gaboon viper bite!

Venom in many snakes, such as pit vipers, affects virtually every organ system in the human body and can be a combination of many toxins, including cytotoxins, hemotoxins, neurotoxins, and myotoxins, allowing for an enormous variety of symptoms. Earlier, the venom of a particular snake was considered to be one kind only, i.e. either hemotoxic or neurotoxic, and this […]

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Squamous cell carcinoma in a child with xeroderma pigmentosum: Clinical response with photon beam radiation therapy

A 7-year-old male pupil presented to the radiotherapy outpatient department of our hospital with raised, everted, and ulcerated ulcer on the anterior tongue with associated oral fetor. There were associated progressive difficulty in swallowing, poor vision, and generalized scaly pigmented skin which the parents noticed about 11 months prior. There were multiple bleeding and pus-discharging […]

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Electric shock injury(7200 volts)

The injured patient is a lineworker who accidentally touched a high tension line without proper equipments. Despite the horrific injury, the patient was mostly fine after treatment. The injury related to electric shock depends on the magnitude of the current. Very small currents may be imperceptible or produce a light tingling sensation. A shock caused by […]

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Lateral knee discloation

A 76-year-old woman with obesity presented to the emergency department after being struck by a motor vehicle while walking to the store. She was awake and reported that her knee “bent the wrong way” as the vehicle hit her. Trauma evaluation revealed no intrathoracic or intraabdominal injuries. She had severe pain in the right knee […]

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