Lung Protrusion: Tragic Consequence of a Knife Assault

Lung Protrusion refers to the exposure of lung parenchyma from a defect in the chest wall. This is a case of knife assault which caused lung evisceration. A 20-year-old presented to the Emergency Department with bilateral stab wounds in the thorax, causing lung protrusion. He also had exposed lung parenchyma on the left side. He […]

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Scalp avulsion injury

Patient reportedly fell and hit her head on on a sharp rock, lacerating her scalp. The wound was thouroughly irrigated and debrided. Later the wound was closed with sutures and two drains were placed to minimize the chance of haematoma formation. Broad spectrum antibiotics were also given. Scalp lacerations are a common injury. Clinical evaluation […]

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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is one of the true emergencies where timing is critical and every hour that passes matters. Compartment syndrome occurs when pressure in a confined space gets too high. This was compartment syndrome of the arm and forearm due to reperfusion injury that happened with the vessels being compressed for a long time then […]

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Successful Microsurgical Replantation of Scalp Amputation Using Medicinal and Chemical Leech Therapy: A Case Report

Jong Ho Lee, Do Gon Kim, Kang Young Choi, Ho Yun Chung,Joon Seok Lee Jong Ho Lee, Do Gon Kim, Kang Young Choi, Ho Yun Chung, Joon Seok Lee Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea Show moreShow less A 47-year-old woman presented to the hospital with a […]

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“The hand of God” – nurses try to comfort isolated patients in a Brazilian Covid isolation ward

From Brazil , a country that has recorded a very high number of infections from Covid-19, comes ““mão de deus“ “, conceived by a Brazilian nurse to break down the barrier of isolation and give comfort to the patients. For over a year engaged in the fight against Coronavirus , doctors and nurses all over the world, in addition to ensuring the necessary health care for patients forced to live in […]

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A Case of a Survivor to a Through-and-Through Head Gunshot Wound following Russian Roulette

Agostini, Tommaso M.D.; Arcuri, Francesco M.D.; Perello, Raffaella M.D.; Spinelli, Giuseppe M.D. Author information Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, CTO-AOUC, University of Florence, Florence, Italy Correspondence to Dr. Agostini, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Florence, Largo Palagi 1, 50134 Florence, Italy, tommasoagostini@ymail.com Show moreShow less Sir: Georges Arthur Surdez (1900 to 1949) is considered the inventor […]

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Successful ankle replantation in two cases with different presentations

Author Information Adzim Poh Yuen Wen,1,2,3 Mohd Hanifah Jusoh,1,4 Arman Zaharil Mat Saad,1,2 Ahmad Sukari Halim,1,2 Nu’man Wan Ismail Wan Faisham,1,4 and Wan Sulaiman Wan Azman1,2 1Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia 2Reconstructive Sciences Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia 3Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Pusat Perubatan […]

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STEMI Associated with Overuse of Energy Drinks

Daniel Solomin, * Stephen W. Borron, and Susan H. Watts Author information Department of Emergency Medicine, Paul Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79905, USA *Daniel Solomin: moc.liamg@nimolos.leinad Academic Editor: Kazuhito Imanaka Show moreShow less 2. Case Presentation The patient was a 26-year-old male who began having left-sided chest pain […]

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Thoracic impalement injury: A survivor with large metallic object in-situ

Randhawa Muhammad Afzal,∗ Muhammad Armughan, Muhammad Waqas Javed, Usman Ali Rizvi, and Sajida Naseem 1Department of Surgery, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Quaid-E-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Electronic address: Dr_afzal_randhawa1986@hotmail.com. 2Department of Surgery, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Quaid-E-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Show moreShow less Case report A 25-year-old male send to emergency department (ED) due to thoracic impalement injury caused by […]

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MAJOR CRUSH INJURY LEFT UPPER LIMB

49 year old male met with a road traffic accident. Patient was driving a two wheeler which was overrun by a tipper  on 29.12.2010 at around 2.30 p.m. between Miryalguda and Damargidda Chevella mandal , Ranga Reddy distt. Andhra pradesh, India. Patient sustained extensive degloving injury to the left upper limb extending from the left mid […]

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Impalement head injury with serrated meat knife.

Author information OP Binitie,DJ Shilong, BT Ugwu, JE Ekedigwe, OO Oyeniran, PF Adighije, AN Mairiga, PJ Ninmol, and B Alayande Neurosurgery Division, Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P. M. B. 2076, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Corresponding author. *To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: moc.liamtoh@psagemeyoJournal of the West African College of Surgeons, 01 Jan 2012, 2(1):67-74 PMID: 25452978 PMCID: PMC4170282 Show moreShow less […]

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A woman working on a farm got her hair caught in a thresher machine and it ripped it right off her scalp.

Replantation is the treatment of choice in scalping injuries and should always be considered, even in case of a badly damaged scalp. Specific procedures regarding pre-, intra- and postoperative care are crucial to success in replantation. These include: haemodynamic stabilization of the patient without causing damage to possible donor vessels; cooling, cleaning and further proper […]

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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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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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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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