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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Reconstruction of massive full‐thickness abdominal wall defect: successful treatment with nonabsorbable mesh, negative pressure wound therapy, and split‐skin grafting

Dogu Aydin, 1 Ida Felbo Paulsen, 1 Vibeke Egerup Bentzen, 1 Sami Asadzadeh, 2 and Lisbet Rosenkrantz Hölmich Case Report In May 2014, a 51‐year‐old morbidly obese woman (BMI 48), suffering from non‐insulin‐dependent diabetes, presented at the emergency department with a 20‐year‐old incisional hernia that had become incarcerated. At admittance, the abdomen was described with horizontal and vertical scars from former surgery and a […]

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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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Complications of thyroidectomy for large goiter

Toufik Berri1,& and Rachida Houari2 Patient and observation A 50-years-old woman, hypertensive, hospitalized for a large cervical mass appeared 30 years ago. In the family history, her mother, sisters and cousins underwent a surgery for MNG. Despite of the large volume of the mass, the patient never described signs of cervical compression whatsoever respiratory, digestive, laryngeal, vascular […]

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Orbital Floor Reconstruction with Free Flaps after Maxillectomy

Leela Mohan C. S. R. Sampathirao, MS, MCh,1 Krishnakumar Thankappan, MS, DNB, MCh,1 Sriprakash Duraisamy, MS, MCh,1 Naveen Hedne, MS, MCh,1 Mohit Sharma, MS, MCh,1 Jimmy Mathew, MS, MCh,1 and Subramania Iyer, MS, MCh, FRCS1 Results One hundred twenty-six patients underwent maxillectomy during the study period. Combined modality treatment with surgery followed by radiotherapy with or with or out chemotherapy was performed. […]

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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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A Very Long Foreign Body in the Bladder

Atsushi Imai, 1 Yuichiro Suzuki, 1 Yasuhiro Hashimoto, 1 ,* Atsushi Sasaki, 1 Hisao Saitoh, 1 and Chikara Ohyama 2 2. Case Summary The patient was a 49-year-old male with no history of any psychiatric disorder. Gross hematuria was noted. He underwent medical examination at the local emergency room and was referred to us for examination of a foreign body in the bladder, which had been identified […]

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Innovative treatment using tilapia skin as a xenograft for partial thickness burns after a gunpowder explosion

Edmar Maciel Lima-Junior,1 Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho,2 Bruno Almeida Costa,2 Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine,2 Maria Elisabete Amaral de Moraes,2 Francisco Raimundo Silva-Junior,1 Maria Flaviane Araújo do Nascimento Soares,1 Marina Becker Sales Rocha,2 and Cybele Maria Philopimin Leontsinis1 CASE REPORT A 23-year-old male patient, with no comorbidities, arrived at a burn treatment center in Fortaleza, Brazil after a thermal injury caused by contact with flames […]

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Scalp expansion for giant cutis verticis gyrata secondary to cerebriform intradermal nevus

Wenfang Dong, Huan Wang, and Fei Fan Case report A 27-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of a huge black scalp macule (20 × 18 cm) with thinning of the overlying hair (Figure 1). The asymptomatic scalp macule first appeared upon her birth and gradually increased in size. On physical examination, the scalp macule was characterized by […]

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Aesthetic reconstruction of the severely disfigured burned face: a creative strategy for a “natural” appearance using pre-patterned autogenous free flaps

Elliott H. Rose Burns Trauma. 2015; 3: 16.Published online 2015 Sep 27. doi: 10.1186/s41038-015-0014-8PMCID: PMC4964145PMID: 27574662 A 10-year-old girl sustained 80 % TBSA burns during a crib fire as an infant in Columbia. She was abandoned by her biological parents and brought to the United States for treatment where she was adopted by caring foster parents. Prior to treatment at The […]

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The Woman With No Face

A SEVERE untreated facial condition has left a woman in India with large hanging growths which eclipse her entire face – causing local children to be scared of her. Khadija Khatoon, 23, from Kolkata, India, has what doctors believe to be neurofibromatosis – a catch-all term for a number of genetic disorders which cause tumours […]

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

A 47-year-old woman presented to the hospital with a com- plete amputated scalp after her hair was caught in a laun- dry-packing machine. Compact compression dressing with gauze and elastic band was applied, owing to severe bleeding by completely ruptured both superficial temporal artery (STA) and superficial temporal vein (STV) (Fig. 1). The laceration ex- […]

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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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Successful ankle replantation in two cases with different presentations

CASES Case 1 A 32-year-old man was assaulted with a sharp sword, resulting in total amputation of the lower extremity at the level of the tibiotalar joint, with clean-cut wound (Fig. 1A). He presented 4 hours after the injury, in a stable hemodynamic condition with no other associated injuries. The patient was immediately transferred to […]

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A case of a young woman with a Necrotic Sarcoma of the back

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in bones and soft tissues, such as fat, muscles blood vessels, etc. Tissue becomes necrotic when substantial areas of tissue lack a blood supply, which then causes gangrene, or death of the tissue, in the area. This particular case was very vascular, so there was no way […]

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

Case report A 25-year-old male send to emergency department (ED) due to thoracic impalement injury caused by a metallic bar. He crashed into a lorry from behind in high speed when he was driving a motor car. As a result, his car wind screen was broken, a blunt iron bar from the lorry pierced through […]

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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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