Hemicorporectomy: A Case Report

In this case we have a 51-year-old female with recurrent giant cell tumor at left proximal femur with lung metastasis. She was previously diagnosed with giant cell tumor at left sacrum and ilium once, then underwent internal hemipelvectomy in 2009, but the disease recurred. She came to the hospital with progressive peritonitis. The MRI in […]

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Ear REPLANTATION

A 19-year-old woman presented with amputation of her left ear by a pit bull (Panels A and B). The patient’s tetanus vaccination and the dog’s rabies vaccination were up to date. The ear was débrided and replanted by microvascular anastomosis of a 0.3-mm branch of the posterior auricular artery. Since no suitable veins were found, […]

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A Giant Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Submandibular Salivary Gland: A Case Report

A 20-year-old black woman of cross-border nationality, presented to our maxillofacial and oral surgery department seeking medical attention for a large swelling on the left side of her jaw (Figs. 1A and ​and1B). The swelling was painless with a history of having increased in size over an 8-year period. She noticed the swelling for the first time […]

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Giant inguinal hernia: Report of a case and reviews of surgical techniques

Presentation of case A 67-year-old healthy male has been affected by long-standing, gradually enlarging of right-side inguinal hernia for the past 30 years. His symptom of abdominal discomfort after meal has worsened over time and he had lost 30 kg of weight in the past year. Physical examination revealed cachexia and large irreducible right-side inguinal hernia […]

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Shark attack: the emergency presentation and management

A previously healthy 32-year-old man, a body-boarder, was transported to hospital by primary retrieval helicopter, within 2 h of a shark attack injuring both legs. Tourniquets were applied bilaterally to decrease haemorrhage. En route to hospital he was intubated with an endotracheal tube due to severe agitation from acute blood loss (figures 1 and 2). On arrival, the […]

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Successful Hand Replantation in a Case of Total Avulsion without Vein Graft

CASE REPORT A 36-year-old, right-handed male presented to our emergency department after accidentally crushing and severing his hand at the level of the wrist with an industrial roller-type press. The patient applied a bandage to the proximal forearm. The amputated right hand remained in the machine for 2 hours. The patient was taken to the […]

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Pulsatile mass lesion of the scalp after blunt head injury

An 87-year-old woman presented to hospital with a progressive, painless pulsating lump in her right forehead. She had fallen and hit her right forehead 1 month prior. She had no neurological deficits. Physical examination revealed a 5 × 5 cm round mass of the right forehead (Fig. 1A). Ultrasonography showed a blood supply into the mass. Magnetic resonance imaging […]

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Successful treatment of a patient with an extraordinarily large deep burn

The patient is a 29-year-old male who was seriously burned by molten steel (about 1,500°C) from the top of the head throughout the body, in an accidental furnace explosion. Thirty hours after fluid resuscitation in a local hospital, he was referred to our hospital, when the patient was conscious and the vital signs were relatively […]

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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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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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TRAUMA CAUSED BY WOODEN LOG

A 30yo patient was brought to Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department with a penetrating facial injury by a wooden log passing through the lateral side of his face below the angle of mandible and protruding through oral cavity, causing comminuted fracture of mandible after a road traffic accident. There was moderate bleeding and respiratory distress. […]

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Lateral knee discloation

A 76-year-old woman with obesity presented to the emergency department after being struck by a motor vehicle while walking to the store. She was awake and reported that her knee “bent the wrong way” as the vehicle hit her. Trauma evaluation revealed no intrathoracic or intraabdominal injuries. She had severe pain in the right knee […]

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Trauma from car accident

Case Report A twenty-three-year old male patient was brought to our emergency service by an ambulance. Trauma mechanism reported by the paramedic team indicated that the patient was seated in the driver seat without his seatbelt on, and he had crushed his face to the steering wheel during the accident After the initial examination, it […]

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