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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Baby born with a foot in his brain!

Surgeons carrying out an operation to remove a ‘tumour’ from a newborn baby’s brain were shocked to find a perfectly-formed tiny foot, and some other body parts. Three-month-old Sam Esquibel has been hailed a ‘miracle baby’ after he survived the operation on what doctors believed was a large tumour, picked-up during an ultrasound on Sam’s […]

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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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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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Seven year old girl with intense chemical burns and scars after getting a black henna tattoo

A seven-year-old girl was left with horrifying chemical burns and scars after getting a black henna tattoo on a holiday in Egypt. Madison Gulliver was on holiday when her father Martin allowed her to get the temporary tattoo on her arm at a four-star hotel. However she soon complained of it being itchy and it then […]

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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 low […]

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Transsternal Gastric hernia

A 55-year-old man with diabetes presented with severe reflux, chronic cough, and aspiration pneumonia. An easily reducible hernia measuring 10 cm by 15 cm was noted in the area of the sternal defect (Panel A). Three years earlier, he had undergone coronary-artery bypass grafting, which was complicated by impaired sternal wound healing. Débridement was performed, […]

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The Boy Who Grew a New Brain: Understanding this Miracle from a Neuro-Quantum Perspective

NeuroQuantology | July 2018 | Volume 16 | Issue 7 | Page 39-48 | doi: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.7.1687 Pereira C., The Boy Who Grew a New Brain: Understanding this Miracle from a Neuro-Quantum Perspective Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one. (Ebner-Eschenbach, 1994). Excerpts […]

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Ulcerative colitis in a Nigerian girl: A case report

Case presentation A 7 year old girl presented to the paediatric gastroenterology clinic at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja with a history of prolonged diarrhoea of 10 weeks that progressed to frank haematochezia 2 weeks later. She also presented with abdominal pain weight loss of over 8 weeks duration. Stool was initially […]

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Metaplastic breast carcinoma with upper limb gangrene

Case presentation A 22-year-old nulliparous Chinese woman with no significant family history of cancer presented to a private medical center with a painless 5 cm swelling in the left breast. The swelling, which was first noticed 3 months earlier, increased in size gradually. There was no associated nipple discharge or swelling elsewhere. Core biopsy of […]

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The kiss of death: a severe allergic reaction to a shellfish induced by a good-night kiss.

REPORT OF A CASE A 20-year-old woman presented to an emergency department of a Mayo Clinic-affiliated hospital with sudden onset of lip angioedema, throat swelling, diffuse flushing, urticaria, abdominal cramps, nausea, wheezing, severe dyspnea, and hypotension (noninvasive blood pressure level of 80/50 mm Hg) that developed immediately after kissing her boyfriend. Intramuscular diphenhydramine and methylprednisolone, […]

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