Spontaneous Hemopneumothorax: A Rare Cause of Unexplained Hemodynamic Instability in a Young Patient

Case Rep Pulmonol. 2020; 2020: 5026759. Published online 2020 Jan 23. doi: 10.1155/2020/5026759 PMCID: PMC7003253 PMID: 32047694 Abstract Spontaneous hemopneumothorax is a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder which complicates about 1-12% of patients presenting with spontaneous pneumothorax and has a remarkable predilection for male patients. It may present with signs of hypovolemic shock without apparent cause. […]

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Umbilical Cord Knot

A 36-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1) with a monochorionic, monoamniotic twin pregnancy was admitted to the hospital at 32 weeks of gestation for a planned cesarean section. The antenatal course had been unremarkable. Routine cardiotocography before the procedure showed severe variable decelerations of the fetal heart rate in one of the twins; the tracing […]

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Necrotizing Scleritis

A 73-year-old woman with a history of seropositive erosive rheumatoid arthritis presented to the emergency department with a 1-month history of pain in her right eye. Four years before presentation, she had stopped her immunosuppressive treatment and switched to homeopathic therapies. The visual acuity was 20/25 in the affected eye. Slit-lamp examination showed hyperemia, inflammation, […]

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A Rare Case of Complete Fragmentation of Pacemaker Lead after a High-Velocity Theme Park Ride

Case Rep Cardiol. 2018; 2018: 4192964. Published online 2018 Oct 18. doi: 10.1155/2018/4192964 PMCID: PMC6220749 PMID: 30498603 Furqan Khattak, Muhammad Khalid, Sathvika Gaddam, Vijay Ramu, and Vipul Brahmbhatt East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA Corresponding author. Furqan Khattak: ude.uste@kattahK Academic Editor: Domingo A. Pascual-Figal Abstract Pacemaker lead fracture is one of the most common causes of pacemaker malfunction and is […]

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Primary Pleuropulmonary Synovial Sarcoma: A Case

Case Rep Pulmonol. 2018; 2018: 5190271. Published online 2018 Apr 4. doi: 10.1155/2018/5190271 PMCID: PMC5904799 PMID: 29850352 Fatima Zahra Mrabet, 1 , 2 Hafsa El Ouazzani, 2 , 3 Leila El Akkari, 1 , 2 Sanaa Hammi, 1 , 2 Jamal Eddine Bourkadi, 1 , 2 and Fouad Zouaidia 2 , 3 Fatima Zahra Mrabet 1Department […]

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Coexistent Non–Small Cell Carcinoma and Small Cell Carcinoma in a Patient Presenting with Hyponatremia

Case Rep Pulmonol. 2018; 2018: 1718326. Published online 2018 Feb 20. doi: 10.1155/2018/1718326 PMCID: PMC5838497 PMID: 29675281 Mitchell D. Ross, 1 Sreeja Biswas Roy, 1 Pradnya D. Patil, 2 Jasmine L. Huang, 3 Nitika Thawani, 4 Ralph Drosten, 5 and Tanmay S. Panchabhai 3 Mitchell D. Ross 1Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical […]

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Scalp burn that occurred during hair coloring

Abstract Full-thickness scalp burns secondary to hair coloring are rare; however, such defects can be large and complex reconstruction of hair-bearing tissue may be necessary. Many skin-stretching devices that use gradual traction have been applied to take advantage of the viscoelastic properties of the skin. A 21-year-old female patient was seen with a burn defect […]

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RESECTABLE?

BRIAN CAMAZINE, MD – GENERAL SURGEONbriancamazine@gmail.comEarthwide Surgical Foundation Last trip on Aug 1, 2015,  I encountered an incredible case. A poor little girl with a horrific tumor of the face. I do not know why it was not treated earlier. She came on the last day of the trip and I decided to just examiner […]

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A Large Abdominal Mass

An 80-year-old man presented to the emergency department with abdominal bloating and constipation. He had no lower urinary tract symptoms or gross hematuria but had lost 5 kg during the previous 8 months. The physical examination was notable for a distended abdomen with a mass that extended from the epigastrium to the pelvis and was […]

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Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Induced by Vaping

Abstract There has been a significant increase in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use since its introduction in 2007. Ironically, there remains very few published literature on the respiratory complications of e-cigarettes. The use of personalized vaporizers or commonly known as “vaping” has started to overtake standard e-cigarette. Its dynamic vaporizer customization makes it challenging to assess […]

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Robot-Assisted Thoracoscopic Resection of a Posterior Mediastinal Mullerian Cyst

Calvin Chao, 1 Vijay Vanguri, 2 and Karl Uy 1 Abstract First described in 2005, the Mullerian derived cyst in the mediastinum is a rare finding with few subsequent reports. We report a case of Mullerian cyst occurring in the mediastinum of a 49-year-old female that was resected by robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of […]

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China’s ‘folded man’ finds happiness and hope after life-changing surgery

Li has an autoimmune disease called ankylosing spondylitis that started when he was 18. It can cause bones to fuse, making the spine curve forward. His condition worsened over time until he was completely bent over, with three parts of his body “connected” – his chin to his chest, his breastbone to his pubic bone, […]

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A Case of Aplasia Cutis Congenita Type VI: Bart Syndrome

Yasmin Alfayez, Sahar Alsharif,* and Adel Santli Case Report A 4-h-old male newborn presented with complete absence of skin over the anteromedial aspect of both lower legs since birth. The baby was born to a 23-year-old primigravida mother via normal vaginal delivery. Both pregnancy and delivery were uncomplicated. The mother denied any history of exposure to medications or […]

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Eye Inside Out After Getting Hit By a Bull Horn

Girish S. Mishra, MS1 and Sushen Harish Bhatt, MS1 Case History A 68-year-old female, member of low socioeconomic community, presented to the casualty with history of hit over the right eye by a bull horn during her daily agricultural activities. She complained of sudden and painful loss of vision in the right eye. She also had a […]

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Scientists Find a Natural Protein That Stops Allergies And Autoimmune Conditions

For the millions of us plagued by hypersensitive, overactive, or downright abusive immune systems, it can feel like you’re constantly fighting your own physical self. From incessant allergies to life-threatening anaphylaxis and debilitating autoimmune disease, the system that’s supposed to be protecting us can be problematic when it goes wrong. Now, we might be closer to […]

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Reconstruction of a Missing Midface

An 18-year-old Chinese girl was referred to us with a severe facial deformity that had been present since her birth. The deformity was associated with poor speech intelligibility and feeding disturbances. Clinical examination demonstrated a severe maxillary defect and bilateral zygoma hypoplasia accompanied by nose and mandible deformities. Her mouth opening was normal, and no […]

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Esthetic Reconstruction of Complex Facial Soft Tissue Trauma

All soft tissue injuries were treated with primary intention following debridement, irrigation, and primary surgical intervention by different methods depending on the defect size and location. They explained probable complications of primary intention to all patients and informed consents were obtained from all patients before surgical interventions. The medical ethics committee of their hospital approved […]

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