Fournier’s Gangrene and Intravenous Drug Abuse

Abstract Fournier’s gangrene is a potentially fatal emergency condition characterized by necrotizing fasciitis and supported by an infection of the external genital, perineal and perianal region, with a rapid and progressive spread from subcutaneous fat tissue to fascial planes. Keywords: Fournier’s gangrene, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Surgery, Infection Case report A 52 year old man with a history […]

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Deodorant bottle in the rectum

Abstract Encountering a foreign object in the rectum is rare; however, the incidence has greatly increased in recent years. Treatment of these patients requires a multidisciplinary approach because this condition may have serious complications. Presently described is management of 2 cases of rectal foreign body treated in the clinic. Keywords: Complication, foreign body, perforation, rectum Case Report A 40 […]

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Ruptured desmoid tumor in the jejunum

Abstract Desmoid tumors, also known as aggressive fibromatosis, are extremely rare, accounting for less than 3% of soft-tissue sarcomas and less than 0,03% of all neoplasms. The diagnosis is usually delayed because of the lack of specific symptoms, and can sometimes lead to serious and, even fatal complications. Case presentation The case report was prepared […]

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Elephantiasis tropica

Elephantiasis is the enlargement and hardening of limbs or body parts due to tissue swelling.[1][2] It is characterised by edema, hypertrophy, and fibrosis of skin and subcutaneous tissues, due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels.[2] It may affect the genitalia.[2] The term elephantiasis is often used in reference to (symptoms caused by) parasitic worm infections,[1][2] but may refer to variety of diseases […]

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Penile Kaposi’s Sarcoma

A 49-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presented to the HIV clinic with a several-week history of multiple slow-growing, violaceous, ulcerated lesions on the glans penis and external urethral meatus. He was sexually active with male partners and had not taken prescribed antiretroviral therapy for 2 years. Laboratory studies showed a CD4 cell […]

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Removing a solid-cystic intraabdominal desmoid tumor at a gastro-pancreatic lesion

Background Desmoid tumors (also called aggressive fibromatosis, deep musculoaponeurotic fibromatosis) are locally aggressive tumors with no potential for metastasis or dedifferentiation. Radiologically, they are usually non-specific, slow-growing solid masses that are difficult to distinguish from other soft tissue tumors, but they rarely show cystic lesions. Sporadic desmoid tumors can occur at any site in the […]

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Penetrating aortic injury left untreated for 20 days: a case report

Authors: Alessia Giaquinta, Dovile Mociskyte, Giuseppe D’Arrigo, Giuseppe Barbagallo, Francesco Certo, Massimiliano Veroux & Pierfrancesco Veroux  Case presentation A 26-year-old Libyan man was a victim of a firearm wound while he was running seeking for refuge, with a bullet penetrating his abdominal wall from the left to right side, with an entrance orifice of approximately 3 cm in diameter at the left […]

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Intradural non-calcified thoracic disc herniation causing spontaneous intracranial hypotension: a case report

Michael Fiechter, Alexander Ott, Jürgen Beck, Astrid Weyerbrock & Jean-Yves Fournier  Case presentation A 46-year old woman initially presented with progressive orthostatic headache (sudden onset) at the emergency unit since 1 month. There was no history of trauma and the neurological exam was normal. Analgesia and bedrest, as prescribed from the patient’s family doctor, had only minor clinical effect. Initial cranial […]

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Management of Massive Grain Aspiration

Case Report While working, a previously healthy 16-yr-old, 65-kg boy fell into a 3-m deep transport wagon being filled with whole wheat grain and was immediately submersed. Efforts to rescue him required approximately 5–7 min. He was unresponsive, cyanotic, and making spontaneous respiratory efforts on removal. During transfer by ambulance to a peripheral hospital, ventilation […]

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