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

Sir: Georges Arthur Surdez (1900 to 1949) is considered the inventor of Russian roulette. The first report of Russian roulette was published in January 30, 1937, in Collier’s magazine. In the original “game to die,” in 1917, in Romania, some Russian officers removed a cartridge from a revolver, spun the cylinder, snapped it back in place, placed […]

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Impalement head injury with serrated meat knife.

Abstract  An unsuspecting motorcycle passenger was ambushed and impaled on the right side of the head with a 30cm serrated meat carving knife during a sectarian crisis in the city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The patient escaped running with the knife in his head and was rescued to a military hospital from where he […]

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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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Strokectomy and Extensive Cisternal CSF Drain for Acute Management of Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction: Technical Note and Case Series

Fulvio Tartara,1 Elena Virginia Colombo,1 Daniele Bongetta,2 Giulia Pilloni,1,* Carlo Bortolotti,3 Davide Boeris,4 Francesco Zenga,5 Alessia Giossi,6 Alfonso Ciccone,7 Maria Sessa,6 and Marco Cenzato4 Materials and Methods We retrospectively collected 15 non-consecutive cases of ischemic stroke treated with strokectomy between March 2010 and December 2017 in two different Hospital (Ospedale Molinette Torino; Ospedale Maggiore, Cremona). The study is an historical cohort study (retrospective, purely observational, non-sponsored): […]

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Management and Outcome of Infantile Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. This typically causes increased pressure inside the skull. Hydrocephalus can occur due to birth defects or be acquired later in life. Associated birth defects include neural tube defects and those that result in aqueductal stenosis. Other causes include meningitis, brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, intraventricular hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The four types of hydrocephalus are communicating, […]

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Diaphragmatic Weakness & Paralysis

A weak or paralyzed diaphragm often goes misdiagnosed and left untreated, causing breathing issues that can worsen over time. While there are several medical treatments options, surgery remains the most effective way to treat a paralyzed or weakened diaphragm. What is the Diaphragm? The diaphragm is a large muscle that sits below the lungs and […]

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A Review of Neurogenic Stunned Myocardium

Sylvia Biso, 1 , * Supakanya Wongrakpanich, 1 Akanksha Agrawal, 1 Sujani Yadlapati, 1 Marina Kishlyansky, 1 and Vincent Figueredo 2 , 3 Abstract Neurologic stunned myocardium (NSM) is a phenomenon where neurologic events give rise to cardiac abnormalities. Neurologic events like stroke and seizures cause sympathetic storm and autonomic dysregulation that result in myocardial injury. The clinical presentation can involve troponin elevation, left ventricular dysfunction, and ECG changes. […]

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Motor vehicle accident

Case presentation A 29-year-old man was brought to our level one trauma hospital after a motor vehicle accident, during which he was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. He lost consciousness on impact but was alert and oriented on arrival at the hospital, and was able to move all four extremities during the initial […]

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Cognitive decline in Parkinson disease

Abstract Dementia is a frequent problem encountered in advanced stages of Parkinson disease (PD). In recent years, research has focused on the pre-dementia stages of cognitive impairment in PD, including mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Several longitudinal studies have shown that MCI is a harbinger of dementia in PD, although the course is variable, and stabilization […]

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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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Self-inflicted, trans-optic canal, intracranial penetrating injury with a ballpoint pen

CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man was admitted to our medical ward due to aspiration pneumonia. He had a medical history of diabetes mellitus, end-stage renal disease; a tuberculosis bacilli-related thoracic spine infection with paraplegia, and a previous coronary artery bypass graft. During his third day at the hospital, he obtained a ballpoint pen and inserted […]

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Management of Nonmissile Penetrating Brain Injuries

HISTORY AND PRESENTATION A 21-year-old woman presented to our emergency room (ER) in transfer, following a love triangle dispute that resulted in a steak knife being inserted into the patient’s left eye (Fig. 2A and 2B). The patient was initially unresponsive with emesis and questionable seizure activity. She was intubated and treated with antibiotics and […]

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A 53-year-old patient suffered an impalement injury with a metallic drill, which had penetrated his neurocranium.

A 53-year-old patient suffered an impalement injury with a metallic drill, which had penetrated his neurocranium. The patient had tried to commit suicide, injuring himself in the thorax and head (Fig.6a, b). MDCT imaging displayed the position of the impacted drill, which had entered the skull at the front temporal cortex, and there was also […]

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Successful removement of Interparietal Encephalocele: A Case Report

A neonate,18-day-old female baby presented with congenital scalp swelling and was evaluated by the neurosurgical team. Her mother belonged to a remote area where no prenatal ultrasonography was available; baby was delivered at a district hospital through LSCS. Scalp swelling progressively increased since birth. Complete physical examination of the baby revealed a congenital scalp swelling […]

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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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