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Paolo Cariati, Almudena Cabello-Serrano, Fernando Monsalve-Iglesias, Maria Roman-Ramos, Blas Garcia-Medina
Complication of dental infections might be various and heterogeneous. The most common complications are represented by maxilar celulitis, canine space celulitis, infratemporal space celulitis, temporal celulitis and bacteremia. Among rarest complications we found: sepsis, bacterial endocarditis, mediastinitis, intracranial complications, osteomyelitis, etc. Although dental infections are often considered trivial entities, sometimes they can reach an impressive gravity. In this regard, the present study describes a case of dental infection complicated by meningitis, subdural empiema and cerebral vasculitis...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
Rodrigo Barboza Nunes, Bruno Francisco Müller, Federico Enrique Garcia Cipriano, Pedro Soler Coltro, Jayme Adriano Farina
Treatment of bronchial fistula (BF) after pulmonary lobectomy is a challenge. Often, patients require long hospital stay, have recurrent empyema and pneumonia, are susceptible to sepsis, often need broad-spectrum antibiotics, as well as various surgical approaches. With the advent and growing evidence of the benefits of negative pressure therapy (NPT), its use in some patients with BF has been reported with encouraging results concerning its feasibility and cost-effectiveness. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the application of NPT as a resource for BF treatment and comparatively analyze the overall cost of treatment...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Florin Mihălţan, Ioana Munteanu, Mihaela Trenchea, Camelia Bădescu, Oana Cristina Arghir, Dan Ulmeanu, Paul Galbenu
Primary tumors of the sternum are unusual, and, of these chondrosarcoma is extremely rare. Prior cases were more frequent in men. It is the consensus that central (axial) skeletal lesions are always suspected of malignancy. It is difficult to deduce from the roengenographic and pathologic findings the presence of a sternal tumor. This case report of primary sternal chondrosarcoma illustrated an extremely rare cartilaginous lesion in a male 64 years old. Extensive sternal excision was indicated despite the apparent benignity of the tumor...
October 2009: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
A B Turovskiĭ, V B Beloborodov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2008: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Mercedes García Gasalla, Rosa Taberner Ferrer, Vidal Arribas Escobar, Isabel Mir Villadrich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2008: Medicina Clínica
M E Zernotti, C Casarotto, M L Tosello, M Zernotti
OBJECTIVE: Determine the incidence of otological and endocranial complications of acute otitis media, taking into account previous treatments and the development of complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective follow-up study between March 1996-2003 including 16 patients: 9 men, 7 women. RESULTS: Nine patients (56.25%) had intracranial complications and seven otological ones. In the first group, 6 developed meningitis by Streptococcus pneumoniae, one sigmoid sinus thromboflebitis, one multiple abscesses, and one subdural empiema and encephalitis...
February 2005: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Dainius Amerigas Piscikas, Saulius Cicenas, Algirdas Jackevicius, Arnoldas Krasauskas, Renata Jakubauskiene
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate possibilites of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in diagnosis and treatment of pleuritis. 1997-2002 in Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology of Vilnius University Institute of Oncology 206 patients underwent videothoracoscopic procedures (146 (70.8%) of them for pleuritis). All procedures were performed in general anesthesia using double lumen tube. Mean patient age was 61+/-10 years. One hundred three women (71%) and 43 men (29%) were operated. Seventy four (51%) chemopleurodesis was performed with pleural biopsies: for 2 patients (1...
2004: Medicina
Dainius Piscikas, Saulius Cicenas
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate efficacy of videothoracoscopic operations in diagnosis and treatment of lung and pleural diseases. In 1997-2001 186 operations were performed using videothoracoscopic devices in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University. Fourty eight resections were performed: 4 (8%) lobectomies, 1 (2%) pericardial cystectomy, 3 (6%) simpatectomies, 3 (6%) intrathoracal lipomectomies, 1 (2%) removing calcificate, 3 (6%) resections of pericardium, 15 (30%) removing metastases, 12 (25%) hamartomas, 6 (13%) wedge resections of lungs tissue due to I(st) stage NSCLC performed for the elderly...
2002: Medicina
M Monaco, A Carditello, M Barone, P Barresi, B Mondello, G De Leo
Thoracoscopic is performed for treatment of pleuric empiema with 65% of recovery. In the old patients the Authors achieved high grade of recovery with open window (OW) procedure. In the last two years, 7 patients with pleuric empiema underwent this treatment. In two patients the origin was tuberculosis, in 4 empiema was post-pneumonitic; in one case the cause was broncho-pleuric fistula after pneumonectomy. All the operations were performed under general anesthesia. The Authors began with thoracoscopy, drainage of cavity and then they performed the resection of one or more ribs and a pleuro-cutaneous flap: 5 patients recovered without complications...
October 1999: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
P Santillán-Doherty
OBJECTIVE: To review the experience in minimally invasive videoassisted surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of thoracopulmonary problems. METHOD: Retrospective review of the clinical charts of patients submitted to thoracic videoassisted surgical procedures at the Instituto Nacional de Nutrición Salvador Zubiran from February 1993 to March 1995. RESULTS: A total of 102 patients were submitted to videoassisted thoracic surgery. There were three main indications for the procedure: 1) pleural disease (n = 30); 2) pulmonary disease (n = 66); and 3) various (n = 6)...
September 1995: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
W Torre, F Suárez, J I Rodríguez, J Rivas, F Sobrido, J Torres
We present three patients developing pleural empyema after sclerotherapy of esophagic varixes. In all of them, the presence of persistent fever syndrome following the sclerotherapy, along with radiological images of pleural overflow, were the starting point of the patient's study. In the emergency esophagogrames, the extravasation of contrast outside the esophagus could not be confirmed. The treatment, which must be started as soon as possible, was based in conservative measures (drainage, antibiotics and a proper nutrition), given the poor general condition of these patients...
April 1993: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
S J Malenić, R M Jaković, L G Andrić
Correctly performed antituberculous chemotherapy, together with the early diagnostics of tuberculosis, significantly lowered the need for surgery. Surgery is limited to patients with poor or no response to chemotherapy. In the period between 1983-1992 212 tuberculous patients were operated in the Clinic for Thoracic surgery, the Institute for the Pulmonary Disease the operated patients had the following form of the disease: primary tuberculosis in 4 patients (1.87%), 104 patients (49.06%) had the postprimary form of the disease, 67 patients (31...
1994: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
G Macellari, U Baraldi, A Giustina, P David, M Parigi, E De Angelis
A retrospective study was carried out to show the uselessness of the routine employment of the drainage after simple cholecystectomy. 1425 patients underwent cholecystectomy because for cholelithiasis; of these 164 (13%) were drained because of adhesions, concomitant pancreatitis, inadvertent damage, empiema, gangrena and perforation of the gallbladder. In no case of the 1261 patients without drainage it has been possible to demonstrate the presence of one of those complications for which the use of a drainage after simple cholecystectomy is commonly advised...
April 30, 1980: Minerva Chirurgica
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