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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A bullet lodged in the neck

Case Report: A 27-year-old African-Ugandan woman of Nilotic ethnicity presented to the Accident and Emergency Department of a tertiary hospital, following a GSI to her face. The injury was the result of a ‘stray’ bullet, shot from an AK-47 submachine gun at a distance of about 70m. Resuscitation and a surgical wound toilet were done […]

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Tetanus in an unvaccinated child

In 2017, a boy aged 6 years who had received no immunizations sustained a forehead laceration while playing outdoors on a farm; the wound was cleaned and sutured at home. Six days later, he had episodes of crying, jaw clenching, and involuntary upper extremity muscle spasms, followed by arching of the neck and back (opisthotonus) […]

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Conquering the odds: Cirsoid aneurysm with holocranial feeders-staged embolization, excision and grafting

Authors: Sunil Munakomi, Binod Bhattarai, and Iype Cherian A 38-year-old female presented with the complaint of slowly progressive swelling over scalp since last 20 years. There was no history of trauma, loss of consciousness, headache vomiting, altered sensorium or weakness of body parts. Surgical intervention was tried twice but abandoned due to heavy bleeding on both the occasions. […]

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Limb salvage after gas gangrene

Case report: A 35-year-old Caucasian man with a history of chronic intravenous drug use presented to the emergency department with right upper limb pain and swelling lasting 24 hours. His initial vital signs were notable for temperature of 39°C, respiratory rate of 25 breaths per minute, heart rate of 120 beat per minute and blood […]

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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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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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Treatment and restoration of adult dentoalveolar trauma

Abstract Adult dentoalveolar trauma most often occurs in the context of sports activities and traffic accidents. Coronal fractures are the most common type of lesion, followed by tooth luxation. We present the case of a 25-year-old woman who suffered alveolar bone damage and coronal fractures of the upper incisors, with extrusive luxation of the right […]

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Abscesses in the brain following teeth gum infection

We report the case of a 65-year-old man with a medical history of prostate carcinoma, for which he underwent radical prostatectomy with adjuvant radiotherapy. The patient also had type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia and epilepsy of unknown origin during his childhood. Home medications included acetylsalicylic acid, olmesartan medoxomil, rosuvastatin, lixisenatide, metformin and gliclazide. The patient […]

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Rhinosporidiosis

A 27 year old man presented to the otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinic with a 3-month history of progressive obstruction and bleeding from the right naris. Physical examination showed a red, granular, pedunculated, nonpulsatile mass that obstructed the right nasal cavity and bled on touch (Panel A). The patient reported bathing frequently in the local pond. The […]

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