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First African American to receive a face transplant

Robert Chelsea suffered severe injuries after getting hit by a drunk driver in 2013. After months of waiting for the right donor, the first African American man to undergo a full face transplant is recovering from a successful procedure. Chelsea has led a difficult life the last few years — he was left severely disfigured […]

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Railway track injury

Case Report A 30-year-old male victim of railway track injury was brought to the emergency department by police. He had a lacerated/partly avulsed wound over face, involving forehead, nose and left cheek, with traumatic evisceration of left eye [Figure 1]. On arrival, the patient was found to have a threatened airway in view of extensive […]

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An impressive case of complete traumatic maxillofacial degloving

A 30-year-old white woman was the victim of severe facial trauma stemming from a rollover automobile accident after the driver had lost control of the vehicle. It was a small automobile not equipped with airbags and was transporting five passengers. The patient was on the back seat and was not wearing a seatbelt. One of […]

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Penetrating Heart Injury due to Screwdriver Assault

Case Report This is a 16-year-old boy who experienced physical aggression in urban fight. He was assaulted by a screwdriver and had stab wound on the anterior face of the chest. He was transported from St. Louis, 192 km away, to our facility by ambulance in a stable hemodynamic status and arrived 8 hours later. Physical […]

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Reconstructive Knee Surgery

Shin-Taeg Kang, Chan-Ha Hwang,Bo-Hyeon Kim, and Byung-Yoon Sung* CASE REPORT Paramedics brought a 45-yr-old man into our medical center immediately after a high-velocity crush injury. On admission to the emergency room, the patient was noted to have a large open wound in anterior aspect of left knee. His left foot was pale and cool. Distal pulses of dorsalis […]

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Grenade blast injury hand

The principles of microvascular free tissue transfer in war wounds are not different from civilian trauma. Muscle flaps are preferred over fasciocutaneous flaps to fill the large size defects and to combat the local infection. Today, the reconstructive surgeon with the help of microvascular techniques is able to reconstruct large complex defects as compared to […]

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Diagnosis and management of a giant ovarian cyst in the gravid-puerperium period: a case report

Sibraogo Kiemtoré,1,2Hyacinthe Zamané,1,2Yobi Alexis Sawadogo,1Rodrigue Sansan Sib,3Evelyne Komboigo,2Ali Ouédraogo,1 and Blandine Bonané1,2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the patient The patient was a 25-year-old woman who dropped school early and got married with a single farmer. She lived with her husband in Kongoussi, a rural commune about 100 km from Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso. She did not […]

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Midcarpal amputation of the hand

Case Report A 30-year-old cheesemaker presented in their emergency room with a severe mutilating avulsion injury of the hand and forearm. His right adominant hand was pulled in a cheese cutting machine with six circular saw blades working in opposition to each other. He sustained a midcarpal amputation of the hand, a complete avulsion of […]

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DIABETIC FOOT – POST INFECTIVE COMPOSITE SOFT TISSUE LOSS DORSUM FOOT

50 year old Diabetic and Hypertensive was admitted in Medical intensive care unit with infection in the foot. He was referred to plastic surgery for management of infection in the foot. He underwent surgical debridement followed by negative pressure wound therapy. followed by skin grafting. The results are shown below Patient and relatives were satifsfied […]

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Management and Outcome of Infantile Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. This typically causes increased pressure inside the skull. Hydrocephalus can occur due to birth defects or be acquired later in life. Associated birth defects include neural tube defects and those that result in aqueductal stenosis. Other causes include meningitis, brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, intraventricular hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The four types of hydrocephalus are communicating, […]

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Death by sulfuric acid

Chemical burns are not as common as thermal burns, but they’re just as destructive to human tissue. In this particular instance the individual committed suicide by drinking a large quantity of sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid is particularly nasty because it’s chemical composition quickly destroys the lipid membrane of cells and denatures proteins, causing instant cellular […]

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