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Yesim Coskun, Ipek Akman, Canan Yildirim, Mustafa Kemal Demir
Neonatal meningoencephalitis is a severe condition for the developing brain of a newborn. Radiologic findings of necrosis and liquefaction due to hemorrhagic meningoencephalitis may be confused with brain abcess. In this article, we report a neonate having liquefaction necrosis due to hemorrhagic meningoencephalitis mimicing intracranial abscess due to Proteus mirabilis. We would like to describe the clinical course and evolution of brain imaging and emphasize the importance of the serial MR imaging (MRI).
December 18, 2016: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
A Mohite, T Jenyon, B Manoj, S Sandramouli, K Foster, A Oates, A-L McDermott, M V Parulekar
PurposeTo highlight the clinical and surgical considerations in treating patients with apparent recurrent acute dacryocystitis with a patent lacrimal system.MethodsThree children referred to a tertiary unit as recurrent acute dacryocystitis were reviewed retrospectively. Imaging and subsequent surgical intervention revealed the underlying diagnosis.ResultsAll three cases presented with recurrent abscesses in the region of the lacrimal sac that failed to respond to incision and drainage. The lesions were lower and more lateral to the usual location of a sac abscess and closer to the inferior orbital rim...
December 9, 2016: Eye
Sambi G Reddy, Jerusha Daggolu
INTRODUCTION: Pretracheal tubercular abscess is a rare presentation of extra pulmonary tuberculosis even in TB- endemic areas (WHO, 2014 [3]). It usually presents in posterior triangle group of lymph nodes (Baskota et al., 2004 [2]). PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a lower midline swelling in anterior part of the neck of 6 months duration, with dysphagia of 1 month duration. Radiological diagnosis was established as tuberculous abscess and was drained...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
M S Barthwal, Rahul Tyagi, Kislay Kishore
The efficacy of fibrinolytic therapy in two loculated abscesses is being reported. First case had a postoperative mediastinal abscess in left paraspinal location and the second case had two bilateral tubercular psoas abscesses. Both cases were managed with pig tail catheter drainage of abcesses and fibrinolytic therapy with instillation of urokinase followed by aspiration. Both cases had significant drainage, clinical and radiological resolution. There were no adverse effects in either case.
July 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Hassan M Ghoz, Martin Williams, Aleksandr Perepletchikov, Nicholas James, Abdulrahman A Babeir
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare histological subset of pyelonephritis characterized by being a chronic destructive granulomatous inflammation of the renal parenchyma. XGP is classified according to the extent of disease into two entities: within the renal cortex (focal or segmental XGP) or diffuse spread with pelvic communication (diffuse XGP). Although rare, XGP can have fatal complications including perinephric, psoas abscess, nephro-cutaneous fistula and reno-colic fistula. Only few studies have reported XGP complicated with psaos abcess and reno-colic fistula...
July 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Jeremie Zeitoun, Benjamin Menahem, Audrey Fohlen, Gil Lebreton, Jean Lubrano, Arnaud Alves
A 61-year-old man presented via the emergency department with a few days history of abdominal and colic occlusion symptoms. He presented signs of sepsis, midline lumbar spine tenderness and reduced hip flexion. Computer tomography of the abdomen and pelvis showed a presacral collection contiguous with the posterior part of the colo-rectal anastomosis, and MRI lumbar spine revealed abscess invation into the epidural space. He underwent a laparotomy with washout of the presacral abscess and a colostomy with a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotic therapy...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Ali Cengiz, Özgür Öner, Ali Fuat Tekin, Arzu Cengiz, İsmet Tolu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Selim Sözen, Burhan Hakan Kanat, Zekiye Kanat, Ilhan Bali, Yilmaz Polat
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the three different treatment methods and investigate The effectiveness of the therapeutic effect of common salt. METHODS: This retrospective study involved patients who were treated in our clinic for umbilical pilonidal sinus disease between January 2010 and December 2011. The patients were divided to three subgroups according to treatment methods. Group I: Cases treated with only local debridement and systemic antibiotic, group II: cases treated with local debridement, systemic antibiotic and silver nitrate, group 3: cases treated with debridement, systemic antibiotic and salt...
2015: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Essadi Ismail, Rachid El Barni, Mohamed Lahkim, Redouane Rokhsi, Elmehdi Atmane, Abdelghani El Fikri, Rachid Bouchama, Abdessamad Achour, Mohamed Zyani
BACKGROUND: Splenic abcess is an uncommon complication for cancer treatment. It occurs more frequently in immunocompromised patients. They are characterized by high mortality. The classic triad (fever, pain of the left hypochondrium, and sensitive mass left) is only present in one-third of cases the clinical spectrum ranging from no symptoms to events such as fever, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, abdominal pain left, splenomegaly. Treatment options are limited, but must be discussed and adapted to the patient profile...
2015: BMC Research Notes
F E C M Peeters, B L J H Kietselaer
Over the last years a growing number of prosthetic heart valve (PHV) implantation procedures have been performed in sequence with the aging of the population and improving surgical techniques. Currently, echocardiography is the most important tool in the follow-up and evaluation of complications associated with the PHV (pannus, thrombus, endocarditis). However, echocardiographic examination of PHV associated disease may be hampered by poor acoustic window or scatter artefacts caused by the PHV. PHV related disease such as endocarditis is related with a poor prognosis, especially when complications such as periannular abcess formation occurs...
April 2016: European Radiology
Harnam Singh Rekhi, Sushil Mittal, Gurtej Singh, Balwinder Kaur Rekhi, Pankaj Dugg
INTRODUCTION: Umbilical and paraumblical abscess can occur in children with presenting complaint of discharge from umbilical region. However, patent vitello intestinal duct presenting as paraumblical abscess is rare phenomenon. PRESENTATION OF CASE: One year old male child presented with complain of discharge from umbilical region since birth. Incision & drainage done twice thinking it to be paraumblical abscess. DISCUSSION: Vitellointestinal duct as abscess is rare presentation but it should be considered as a differential diagnosis of discharging umbilicus as management of abscess and patent duct are different...
2015: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
F Morelli, L Smeets, M Hobijn, H Boom
Melioidosis is due to Burkholderia pseudomallei and is known to be endemic in South-East Asia, while epidemiology of disease in Sub-Saharan Africa is still unclear. Prompt recognition of infection is crucial for adequate antibiotic treatment. Infection can lead to visceral abcesses and awareness of this complication is important for proper management.
July 2015: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Mustafa Koplay, Mesut Sivri, Melike Keser Emiroglu, İbrahim Guler, Hakan Karabagli, Yahya Paksoy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2015: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Gerd Burchard
With continuing worldwide growth in travel, timely information about the epidemiology of post-travel illness is important. Various travel-related surveillance systems have been established that provide these data. Knowledge about prevalences of important diseases in travelers and migrants can help in the differential diagnosis. On the other hand it has be kept in mind that also rare, but life-threatening diseases can be imported like leptospirosis, viral hemorrhagic fever or amebic liver abcess.
May 2015: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Gentiane Monsel, Éric Caumes
Dermatoses in returning travellers are common. These dermatoses are mainly infectious, the most common being bacterial infections of cosmopolitan origin (cellulitis, pyoderma and abcess). Others dermatoses are environmental diseases such as sunburns, arthropod-related reactions and superficial injuries. The most common tropical skin disease is hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans but treating physicians may also face patients with localized cutaneous leishmaniasis, tungiasis, or myiasis. Also some systemic infections can be associated with skin manifestations...
April 2015: La Revue du Praticien
Ahmed Zaïem, Senda El Ferjani, Ghozlane Lakhoua, Rym Sahnoun, Talel Badri, Sarrah Kastalli, Riadh Daghfous, Mohamed Lakhal, Sihem El Aidli
The disseminated BCG infection is a rare and serious complication of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine. We report a case of probable disseminated BCG infection in a 10-month-old child who had been vaccinated by BCG vaccine at birth. No incident was noted on the first days of vaccination. At the age of 40 days, she developed left supra clavicular and axillar abcessed lymph nodes. She was treated by surgical flattening of the lymph adenopathy. The same lymph node recurred at the age of 6 months and was treated with surgery...
2014: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Eric Marcotte, Pierre Dubé, Pierre Drolet, Andrew Mitchell, Suzanne Frenette, Guy Leblanc, Yves E Leclerc, Lucas Sideris
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is rare and its long-term prognosis is poor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of an aggressive treatment approach used in our institution for the last eight years. METHODS: Data from all patients with PC arising from the appendix were prospectively collected and analyzed. Treatment consisted of complete surgical cytoreduction (CRS), followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) with oxaliplatin (460 mg/m2) at 43°C over 30 minutes...
2014: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
E Kouskos, S Komaitis, M Kouskou, M Despotellis, G Sanidas
BACKGROUND: The term Amyand's hernia refers to a rare clinical situation characterized by the presence of a normal or inflammed appendix within the sac of an inguinal hernia. The situation may be asymptomatic or may present as an incarcerated hernia in case of strangulation or acute appendicitis occurring inside the hernia sac. DESCRIPTION OF THE CASE: We present the case of a right Amyand's hernia on a 88-years-old male that presented to our emergency department with a severely tender and swollen inguinal mass that was diagnosed as a strangulated inguinal hernia - inguinal abcess and underwent emergency operation...
January 2014: Hippokratia
Seung Chul Lee, Kwang Yong Kim, Sang Nam Yoon, Byung Chun Kim, Ji Won Kim
BACKGROUND: In recent years, single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy has been used as an improved form of conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA). We have started to perform gasless laparoscopy-assisted transumbilical appendectomy (GLATUA) in patients with uncomplicated appendicitis. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, cosmetic results, and cost-effectiveness of this novel technique of GLATUA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 30 patients with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis without evidence of periappendiceal abcess or perforation and indicated for operation were enrolled in the study...
August 2014: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Amin Makni, Ahmed Saidani, Sami Karoui, Faouzi Chebbi, Wael Rebai, Rachid Ksantini, Fadhel Fteriche, Mohamed Jouini, Kacem Montassar, Azza Filali, Zubeir Ben Safta
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that can cause an attack by contiguity of the urinary tract. Although the shape is common and fistulizing 35% of all patients with CD, entero-urinary fistulas are rare and only seen in 2-8% of patients. aim: To report the frequency of occurrence of this complication among the group of surgical forms of CD. Describe the different pathophysiological mechanisms of occurrence of entero-vesical fistula (EVF) during the CD...
March 2014: La Tunisie Médicale
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