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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785267/a-silent-massive-ossification-of-achilles-tendon-as-a-suspected-rare-late-effect-of-surgery-for-club-foot
#1
Francesco Manfreda, Paolo Ceccarini, Marco Corzani, Rosario Petruccelli, Pierluigi Antinolfi, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Auro Caraffa
We report the case of a 66-year-old male patient with massive ossification of the distal portion of the Achilles tendon, as a late consequence of a surgical release for club foot conducted in his childhood. The singularity of the case report derives from its clinical features: the bone mass was of abnormal dimensions, almost substituting the entire tendon; the condition had always been asymptomatic, without deficits in range of motion, in absence of either pain or biomechanical defects with age. In fact, the condition was diagnosed just recently as a consequence of a tear...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785266/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-in-a-65-year-old-man-presenting-with-disseminated-leptomeningeal-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Marc-Alain Babi, Peter Fecci, Matthew Luedke, Olinda Pineda, Yasmin Ali O'Keefe
Central nervous system atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors are very rare aggressive tumor of childhood, primarily occurring at age of less than 3 years old. The prognosis of these tumors is very poor, with a reported median survival of 6-12 months in most cases. Treatment typically consists of aggressive chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We present the case of a 65-year-old man who presented with progressive encephalopathy and change in personality over 3 months period. The patient had further accelerated decline over 3 weeks...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780591/chest-pain-from-pill-induced-esophagitis-a-rare-side-effect-of-ascorbic-acid
#3
Yu Zhang, Yarong Tong, Weihong Wang, Lei Xu
Pill-induced esophagitis is a rare cause of acute chest pain. Patients likely to be affected are those with underlying esophageal disorders, those who ingest medications without a sufficient amount of water, or adopt a supine position during or shortly after swallowing medication. Esophagitis secondary to ingestion of ascorbic acid pills is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of ascorbic acid-induced esophagitis in a middle-aged adult, with no known underlying pathological abnormalities of the esophagus...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780590/medical-management-of-esophageal-food-impaction-refractory-to-endoscopic-interventions
#4
Lauren Stemboroski, Ronald Brown, Keyrillos Rizg, James S Scolapio, Miguel Malespin, Silvio W de Melo
Most esophageal food impactions either pass spontaneously or are treated endoscopically. Severe food impactions can require extensive endoscopic therapy that potentially could lead to procedure-related complications. There are few alternate therapies available when endoscopy fails. Traditionally, pharmacologic therapy with glucagon has been performed with varying success. This case report and discussion will outline the management of a complete food impaction and medical therapies available when first-line endoscopic treatment fails...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780589/at-the-threshold-of-certainty-risk-stratification-and-clinical-assessment-incongruity-in-the-diagnosis-of-aortic-dissection
#5
Maxim Zlatopolsky, Daniel Brancheau, Marcel Zughaib
The use of D-dimer assay to screen for aortic dissection has become routine in clinical practice. Although an uncommon disease entity, aortic dissection is rapidly fatal without prompt diagnosis, and biochemical detection in the proper clinical context is crucial. We performed a retrospective chart review of all aortic dissections presenting to a community tertiary care center between 2000 and 2016 and identified three patients in whom laboratory D-dimer testing was positive and a diagnosis of Stanford Type A aortic dissection was confirmed with computed tomography angiography based on clinical assessment and a newly validated risk stratification tool...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760924/extensive-subcutaneous-emphysema-following-lobectomy
#6
Fiqry Fadhlillah, Wei Jia
We present a case report of extensive subcutaneous emphysema secondary to an elective left upper lobectomy. A 65-year-old gentleman was brought into a London teaching hospital's Accident and Emergency department following report of severe swelling. He was mistakenly treated by the paramedics as an allergic reaction and given hydrocortisone and salbutamol nebulisers with no effect. Upon arrival, the patient had widespread crepitus extending from his peri-orbital muscles down to mid-torso. A computer tomography scan revealed a pleuro-cutaneous fistula at the site of a recently sited chest drain, with extensive emphysema and a pneumothorax...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760923/finger-drop-sign-characteristic-pattern-of-distal-weakness-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Yong Chuan Chee, Beng Hooi Ong
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is an acquired acute autoimmune polyradiculoneuropathy that commonly presents with limb weakness and occasional cranial nerve, respiratory and autonomic involvement. Although the classic description of Guillain-Barré Syndrome is that of a demyelinating neuropathy with ascending weakness, predominant bilateral finger drop as presenting feature has rarely been reported. A characteristic pattern of weakness involving the extensor components of the fingers known as "finger drop sign" has been first described to be specific in acute motor axonal neuropathy form of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the literature...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760922/long-term-results-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-and-dexamethasone-for-the-treatment-of-punctate-inner-choroidopathy-associated-with-choroidal-neovascularization-a-case-series
#8
Konstantinos T Tsaousis, Mohamed Nassr, Bharat Kapoor, Vasileios E Konidaris, Straton Tyradellis, Theo Empeslidis
Introduction: To present a case series of three female patients with punctate inner choroidopathy. We report the outcomes after an essentially long follow-up period of up to 14 years and provide evidence of the effectiveness of intravitreal injections of bevacizumab and dexamethasone 0.7 mg in punctate inner choroidopathy patients with choroidal neovascular membrane formation. Case series presentation: This is a retrospective case series of three female patients with punctate inner choroidopathy who were treated with intravitreal injections anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agent (bevacizumab, 1...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760921/giant-peritoneal-loose-body-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#9
Nadejda Cojocari, Leonard David
A 72-year-old male with end-stage renal disease underwent a computed tomography scan to assess renal function. An oval-shaped mass, 50 mm × 60 mm in size, was discovered incidentally in his recto-vesical pouch. Because it was suspected to be a teratoma, which could be an impediment for future renal transplantation, surgery was performed. It revealed a giant peritoneal loose body, a rare entity, that has not been reported before in patients with renal chronic insufficiency.
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662677/auto-antibodies-against-p-q-and-n-type-voltage-dependent-calcium-channels-mimicking-frontotemporal-dementia
#10
Kyan Younes, Lauren A Lepow, Cynthia Estrada, Paul E Schulz
The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia is usually a sporadic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Here, we report the subacute onset of a frontotemporal dementia phenotype with a treatable etiology. The patient has a history of rheumatoid arthritis, episcleritis, and thyroid eye disease on immunosuppressive therapy. He experienced a rapid personality change, including inappropriate behavior, which suggested frontotemporal dementia. Results of imaging and neuropsychological testing also suggested frontotemporal dementia...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623206/non-primary-nail-plate-syphilis-in-an-hiv-infected-patient
#11
Chiara Gabrielli, Salvatore Cardaci, Lisa Malincarne, Maria Bruna Pasticci
A 37-year-old Caucasian male, HIV-infected (CDC A2) in 2012 and on antiretroviral therapy, presented for a follow-up visit. On physical examination, a barely discernible light-colored macular rash was observed on the trunk, not involving the palms and soles. However, clear maculo-papular lesions were present over the proximal volar aspect of both forearms. Furthermore, well-demarked purplish, opaque, rough, vertically ridged plaque-like lesions were observed over the proximal portions of fingernails. The patient reported that cutaneous and nail lesions had appeared about 2 months prior and that he had engaged in unprotected sex 5 months before...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623205/near-fatal-kinking-of-mammary-graft-due-to-emphysematous-lung-disease
#12
John T Denny, Sagar Mungekar, Benjamin R Landgraf, Valerie A McRae, Sajjad Ibrar, Geza K Kiss, Joyce Bonitz, Shaul Cohen, James T Tse
Left internal mammary artery grafting is commonly used in elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery. We report a near-fatal case with graft kinking upon sternal closure due to distended, emphysematous lungs impinging on the mammary graft. After the sternum was closed, the patient suffered a severe hemodynamic deterioration. Surgical examination revealed kinking of his left internal mammary artery upon sternal closure due to distended, emphysematous lungs impinging on the mammary graft. Using an off-bypass technique, the kink in the mammary graft to the left anterior descending artery was removed by moving the origin of the left internal mammary artery to a hooded graft of a saphenous vein graft instead...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623204/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-revealing-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-in-a-moroccan-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Evelien Krumb, Chantal Lefebvre, André Peeters, Cédric Hermans
Behçet's disease is an inflammatory disease, the origin of which still remains unclear, and it has multiple manifestations , one of them being thrombosis. In this report, we describe the case of a 24-year-old Moroccan patient who presented with headache persisting for more than 2 weeks, which was found to be caused by cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. His medical history of recurrent oral and genital ulcerations, epididymitis and one episode of pericarditis led to the diagnosis of Behçet's disease. We could observe an almost complete relief of symptoms with colchicine therapy, and anticoagulation with warfarin was started for secondary prevention of thrombosis...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623203/squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-from-a-thyroglossal-duct-cyst-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Qi Huang, Yi Shen, Allen Y Wang, Shijie Qiu, Qun Li, Jian Wang, Zhenhua Wu
Objectives: Squamous cell carcinoma in a thyroglossal duct cyst is exceedingly rare with only 26 reported cases in the literature so far, which only account for 6% of the patients. Methods: We report a unique case of squamous cell carcinoma arising from a thyroglossal duct cyst in a 49-year-old male who was primarily diagnosed as a thyroglossal duct cyst with inflammation. The patient underwent Sistrunk procedure with wide local excision and radiation therapy as well as chemotherapy post-operatively and had no evidence of recurrence or metastasis for 24 months...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568525/two-patients-with-rare-mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinomas-of-the-rectum
#15
Safak Gül-Klein, Marianne Sinn, Philipp Sebastian Jurmeister, Matthias Biebl, Sascha Weiß, Beate Rau, Hendrik Bläker, Johann Pratschke, Felix Aigner
Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas of the gastrointestinal tract are until today poorly understood and thus very challenging for interdisciplinary therapy. We herewith report the first case series of patients with a primary mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma of the rectum. Both cases were initially diagnosed as adenocarcinoma and only secondarily with mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma and had a poor outcome due to a rapid tumor progression and resistance to chemotherapy. A 65-year-old female presented with local tumor recurrence and hepatopulmonary metastasis 1 year after primary surgery for adenocarcinoma of the rectum and consecutive radiochemotherapy regimen...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552343/pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-presenting-with-pneumothorax
#16
Yen-Yu Lin, Wen-Hu Hsu, Mei-Han Wu, Teh-Ying Chou
A 47-year-old woman presented with spontaneous right side pneumothorax. Image studies showed consolidations and reticular opacities involving the pleural and subpleural regions of bilateral lungs. Wedge biopsy specimens of right upper, middle and lower lobes showed fibrosis of the visceral pleura and subpleural area in all three lobes, more significant in the upper lobe. Elastic Van Gieson stain showed a pattern of alveolar septal elastosis with intra-alveolar fibrosis. The clinical presentation and pathological findings are compatible with pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis, a rare and distinct type of interstitial lung disease...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552342/pre-stroke-undiagnosed-dysphagia-lusoria-as-a-rare-cause-of-aspiration-pneumonia-with-respiratory-failure-in-a-stroke-patient
#17
Vera Spatenkova, Pavlina Krejzarova, Jaroslav Jedlicka
Introduction: Dysphagia is a risk factor for aspiration pneumonia and acute respiratory failure in acute stroke patients. Dysphagia lusoria is caused by compression on the esophagus from artery lusoria, when the aberrant right subclavian artery arises from the descending aortic arch. We present a rare case report of pre-stroke undiagnosed dysphagia lusoria as a cause of aspiration pneumonia with acute respiratory failure in a 67-year-old female patient admitted with a minor left intracerebral hemorrhage in the left basal ganglia...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511546/intraorbital-ancient-pilocytic-astrocytoma-of-the-optic-nerve-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-patient-presenting-with-sudden-ocular-pain
#18
Haesu Lee Motoyama, Sohsuke Yamada, Satoko Nakada, Nozomu Kurose, Akihide Tanimoto
Optic nerve pilocytic astrocytoma is an uncommon but well-known entity; however, intraorbital ancient pilocytic astrocytoma of the optic nerve is extremely rarely reported. To our knowledge, this is the first detailed description regarding the intraorbital ancient pilocytic astrocytoma, reported in available English literature, to date. We presented an extremely unusual neurofibromatosis type 1 case of a 17-year-old male's sudden ocular pain secondary to intraorbital pilocytic astrocytoma of the optic nerve with markedly cystic degeneration, fluid production, and hemorrhage, due to ancient and possibly ruptured glioma...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511545/ligation-of-the-aorta-for-a-mycotic-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-an-infant
#19
Zahira Zouizra, Soukaina Benbakh, Gaël Biaou, Drissi Boumzebra
Mycotic aortic aneurysms are exceedingly uncommon in infants and they have a high risk of rupture. Their surgical management is extremely challenging. We report a case of a 22-month-old girl who presented with abdominal pain and fever revealing a ruptured mycotic aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta. The surgical treatment consisted of a ligature of the proximal and distal ends of the aneurysm. Postoperative course was significant for hypertension. A year and a half follow-up showed no other complications. Limited data are available concerning our chosen technique, but the reported cases showed a good short-term outcome...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511544/radial-neuropathy-following-arterial-line-removal-a-rare-complication-from-a-routine-icu-procedure
#20
Ali Khalifeh, Tamara Khashab, Michael Huffner, Zahra N Rezvani, Justin Kwan, Shahab Toursavadkohi
Radial artery thrombosis is a rare complication of cannulation. There are no reported cases of acute thrombosis and severe acute neuropathy in the setting of cannula discontinuation. We report a case of acute radial nerve mono-neuropathy following thrombosis after radial arterial line removal. The thrombus was immediately evident on exam and diagnostic imaging after cannula discontinuation. The patient was consented and promptly taken to OR for immediate repair. Mild radial neuropathy persisted despite immediate repair...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
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