Abdominal zipper – Research on 15 patients

OBJECTIVE: to present our experience with scheduled reoperations in 15 patients with intra-abdominal sepsis. METHODS: we have applied a more effective technique consisting of temporary abdominal closure with a nylon mesh sheet containing a zipper. We performed reoperations in the operating room under general anesthesia at an average interval of 84 hours. The revision consisted […]

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Ulcerated Lesion of the Tongue as Manifestation of Systemic Coccidioidomycosis

1. Background Coccidioidomycosis was first discovered in Argentina in 1892 by a medical student with the observation of several patients developing dermatologic lesions throughout the body. Works developed by clinicians and scientists at Stanford University Medical Center were the main source of knowledge of this condition. Coccidioidomycosis can be acquired by inhalation of the organism […]

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A Postmenopausal Woman with Giant Ovarian Serous Cyst Adenoma

Abstract Giant (>10 cm) ovarian cyst is a rare finding. In the literature, a few cases of giant ovarian cysts have been mentioned sporadically, especially in elderly patients. We report a 57-year-old postmenopausal woman with a giant left ovarian cyst measuring 43 × 15 × 9 cm. She was referred to us from the local health center […]

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Progression of penile cutaneous horn to squamous cell carcinoma

Abstract The current report presents the case of a 43-year-old male suffering from a penile cutaneous horn. A surgical excision of the lesion was performed and histopathology demonstrated hyperkeratosis, dyskeratosis and epithelial hyperplasia. The cutaneous horn progressed to squamous cell carcinoma <1.5 months following surgery and a partial penectomy was conducted. The International Index of […]

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Penile horn – successfully treated

Abstract Glans penis is an unusual site for horn. Only few cases are reported worldwide in English literature. Pseudoepitheliomatous, keratotic, and micaceous balanitis (PKMB) is a pyodermatitis with pseudoepitheliomatous response to chronic inflammation or infection. Rarely it can develop a horn. There is one case report of PKMB presenting as penile horn and one case […]

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Black Market Steroid Injection Gone Wrong

CASE PRESENTATION A 35-year-old healthy man was referred to our emergency room by his physician because of painful skin necrosis over the left buttock approximately 5 × 4 cm and painful skin necrosis with purulent discharge on the right approximately 6.5 × 4 cm (Fig.1). The patient stated that he is a recreational “body builder” and uses illicit substances to rapidly […]

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Silicone Migration and Late Hematoma following Silicone Implant Rupture: Case Report and Literature Review

CASE REPORT A 65-year-old woman with a history of bilateral silicone breast augmentation in 1987 and hypertension presented to clinic with swelling and discomfort of her inferior left breast (Fig. ​1). She stated that the symptoms began after a motor vehicle collision 3 years prior. Since that time, the left breast implant had slowly developed significant […]

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Solution for skin necrosis and exposed tendon of the dorsum of the foot

Key Clinical Message For the treatment of skin necrosis with exposed tendons in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) foot, we should perform microvascular free flap surgery at an early stage without conservative treatment considering the increased risk of infection and the decreased physical activity. Keywords: dorsum of the foot, foot necrosis, friable skin, microvascular flap, treatment failure 1. INTRODUCTION […]

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Rotationplasty of the Left Leg Due to Severe Burn Contractures in a Patient with Contralateral Amputated Right Femur: A Case Report

1. Background Van Nes Rotationplasty (VNPR) is a surgical procedure consisting of limb-saving shortening of the leg with a rotation of 180o of the lower leg which is adapted to the remaining femur, changing the ankle function into a new knee joint [1]. The functional outcome of such a technique is that the knee flexion corresponds […]

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Tissue Necrosis due to Chloroform

Abstract For many years, gutta-percha has been the root canal filling material of choice. Chloroform is one of the most efficient solvents widely used for gutta-percha removal in retreatment cases, despite being toxic and carcinogenic. The present case report discusses a chloroform extrusion through an existing perforation to the surrounding periodontal ligament space and subsequent […]

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Self-inflicted, trans-optic canal, intracranial penetrating injury with a ballpoint pen

CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man was admitted to our medical ward due to aspiration pneumonia. He had a medical history of diabetes mellitus, end-stage renal disease; a tuberculosis bacilli-related thoracic spine infection with paraplegia, and a previous coronary artery bypass graft. During his third day at the hospital, he obtained a ballpoint pen and inserted […]

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Radiation recall dermatitis with soft tissue necrosis

Introduction Radiation recall dermatitis is a well known but still poorly understood inflammatory reaction that can develop in previously irradiated sites, and can be triggered by a variety of different drugs, including cytostatic agents such as gemcitabine, taxanes or anthracyclines. Two case reports of radiation recall dermatitis after administration of pemetrexed have been published, but […]

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