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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911229/c-2-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-as-a-pathologic-hangman-s-fracture-case-report
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Rajeev D Sen, Carolina Gesteira Benjamin, Howard A Riina, Donato Pacione
The authors report on an 81-year-old woman with a pathologic hangman's fracture secondary to a complex arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The patient presented with severe, unremitting neck pain and was found to have fractures bilaterally through the pars interarticularis of C-2 with significant anterior subluxation of C-2 over C-3 along with widening of the left transverse foramen. Due to an abnormally appearing left vertebral artery (VA) on CT angiography, the patient underwent conventional angiography, which revealed a complex AVF stemming from the left VA at the level of C-2 with dilated posterior cervical veins and a large venous varix...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908568/squamous-cell-carcinoma-presenting-with-trigeminal-anesthesia-an-uncommon-presentation-of-head-neck-cancer-with-unknown-primary
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Ameer T Shah, Walid I Dagher, Miriam A O'Leary, Richard O Wein
BACKGROUND: The differential diagnosis of facial anesthesia is vast. This may be secondary to trauma, neoplasm, both intracranial and extracranial, infection, and neurologic disease. When evaluating a patient with isolated facial anesthesia, the head and neck surgeon often thinks of adenoid cystic carcinoma, which has a propensity for perineural invasion and spread. When one thinks of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with or without unknown primary, the typical presentation involves dysphagia, odynophagia, weight loss, hoarseness, or more commonly, a neck mass...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907236/suicide-by-intentional-air-embolism
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Gábor Simon, Evelin Rácz, Mátyás Mayer, Veronika Heckmann, Dénes Tóth, Zsolt Kozma
Venous air embolism occurs when air enters the venous system. The main causes of venous air embolism include medical procedures, neck and head trauma, and injuries of the genitals. Self-induced suicidal (and intentional) air embolism is extremely rare. The authors report a rare case of a suicidal air embolism committed using a self-made tool composed of a plastic bottle and an infusion set, injecting nearly 2000 mL of air into the cubital vein. The toxicological analysis suggested that midazolam, together with air, was also injected into the circulation using the same bottle and infusion set...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906854/a-bullet-lying-next-to-the-common-carotid-artery-in-the-neck-of-a-young-boy
#4
Gülpembe Bozkurt, Meltem Esen Akpinar, Özlem Ünsal, Berna Uslu Coşkun
Penetrating neck trauma is most commonly caused by firearm discharge, and is potentially very dangerous, being associated with a high risk of mortality. A 12-year-old patient with a recent history of a gunshot wound to the neck was evaluated in detail; a bullet was located in close proximity to the left common carotid artery. Neck exploration was performed and the foreign body was removed without any complications. The management of the patient is discussed, as are contemporary approaches to the treatment of penetrating neck trauma...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904004/delayed-diagnosis-of-blunt-carotid-trauma-in-a-seat-belt-syndrome-with-associated-abdominal-wall-injury-a-case-report
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Savino Occhionorelli, Dario Andreotti, Daniela Tartarini, Lorenzo Cappellari, Rocco Stano, Lucia Morganti, Giorgio Vasquez
: The aim of this case report is to be aware of occult carotid lesions in thoracic- abdominal trauma because, carotid artery injury consequent to blunt trauma is rare, affecting less than 1% of patients as reported in literature. A 45-years-old female, involved in a traffic accident, arrived to Emergency Room hemodynamically stable, with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 15, complaining abdominal pain, without any neurological signs. She underwent Computed Tomography (CT) scan that showed a complete disruption of left abdominal wall muscles, associated with massive bowel loops herniation...
November 28, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902169/risk-factors-for-contralateral-hip-fractures-following-femoral-neck-fractures-in-elderly-analysis-of-the-hungarian-nationwide-health-insurance-database
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Krisztina Juhász, Imre Boncz, Balázs Patczai, Tibor Mintál, Andor Sebestyén
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the significance of demographic and clinical factors on incidence of second (contralateral) hip fracture in elderly Hungarian population using the nationwide health insurance database in Hungary. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included a total of 3,783 patients (917 males, 2,866 females) treated for primary monotraumatic femoral neck fractures caused by low-energy trauma in the year 2000. Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier survival analyses, and log-rank test were performed to evaluate the following prognostic factors: age, gender, place of living, type of primary fracture and surgical intervention, hospital providing treatment for primary fracture, and comorbidities...
December 2016: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895879/evaluation-of-stress-scores-throughout-radiological-biopsies
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Ozlem Turkoglu, Hasan Huseyin Mutlu
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided biopsy procedures are the most prominent methods that increase the trauma, stress and anxiety experienced by the patients. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to examine the level of stress in patients waiting for radiologic biopsy procedures and determine the stress and anxiety level arising from waiting for a biopsy procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 35 female and 65 male patients who were admitted to the interventional radiology department of Kartal Dr...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894582/pre-expanded-transverse-cervical-artery-perforator-flap
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Huifeng Song, Jiake Chai
The face and neck are important areas for function and appearance. High-quality skin flaps should be used to reconstruct defects in the cervicofacial region. This article introduces the pre-expanded transverse cervical artery perforator flap, which can be used for cervicofacial reconstruction after burns, trauma, and tumor resection with excellent results. This perforator flap is one of the best options for cervicofacial reconstruction in terms of color and texture match, and has fewer flap complications. With regard to the expanded flap, the donor site can be sutured directly leaving only an inconspicuous linear scar...
January 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894287/towards-a-preventive-strategy-for-complaints-of-arm-neck-and-or-shoulder-cans-the-role-of-help-seeking-behaviour
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Vivian E J Bruls, Nicole W H Jansen, Rob A de Bie, Caroline H G Bastiaenen, IJmert Kant
BACKGROUND: When developing an effective early preventive strategy for employees and students with CANS (Complaints of Arm, Neck or Shoulder, not caused by acute trauma or systemic disease), insight in help seeking behaviour and knowledge of factors associated with help seeking behaviour within the target population, is a prerequisite. The aim of this study was to examine whether perceived hindrance is associated with help seeking behaviour, specifically in employees and students identified with CANS...
November 28, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884321/the-role-of-computed-tomography-after-emergent-trauma-operation
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Kazuhide Matsushima, Kenji Inaba, Ryan Dollbaum, Desmond Khor, Vidhi Jhaveri, Omar Jimenez, Aaron Strumwasser, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Although computed tomography (CT) has become the preferred diagnostic modality, immediate surgical intervention is often required for severely injured patients with minimum preoperative radiographic evaluation. The utility of postoperative CT (postop-CT) for the identification of undiagnosed injuries and its impact on patient management remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of postop-CT for the identification of clinically significant injuries in patients who underwent an emergent life-saving procedure...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876540/a-rare-case-of-laryngotracheal-separation-following-blunt-neck-trauma
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Kayla M Humenansky, Tucker M Harris, Darryl M Hoffman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 12, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866648/extracorporeal-life-support-is-safe-in-trauma-patients
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Christopher R Burke, Angelena Crown, Titus Chan, D Michael McMullan
INTRODUCTION: The role of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the critically ill trauma patient is poorly defined, possibly leading to the underutilization of this lifesaving therapy in this population. This study examined survival rates and risk factors for death in trauma patients who received ECLS. METHODS: Data from the National Trauma Data Bank was retrospectively reviewed to identify trauma patients who received ECLS from January 2012 to December 2014. Clinical outcomes and risk factors for death were examined in these patients...
November 11, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866218/prevalence-of-negative-ct-scans-in-a-level-one-trauma-center
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C K Hansen, R J Strayer, B D Shy, S Kessler, S Givre, K H Shah
PURPOSE: The rise of computed tomography (CT) use in trauma has become the subject of concern given the harms of CT including radiation, cost, over diagnosis and identification of incidental lesions. We developed a novel metric, the Negative CT Score, (∑CT-) which quantifies how often CT imaging identifies important injuries. Our objective was to describe the pattern of CT utilization in trauma at an urban academic level one trauma center using this novel metric. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of intermediate level trauma patients who received CT imaging over a 1-year study period at an urban level one trauma center...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865369/feasibility-of-using-head-and-neck-ct-imaging-to-assess-skeletal-muscle-mass-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Justin E Swartz, Ajit J Pothen, Inge Wegner, Ernst J Smid, Karin M A Swart, Remco de Bree, Loek P H Leenen, Wilko Grolman
OBJECTIVES: Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) have a higher risk of malnutrition and sarcopenia, which is associated with adverse clinical outcome. As abdominal CT-imaging is often used to detect sarcopenia, such scans are rarely available in HNC patients, possibly explaining why no studies investigate the effect of sarcopenia in this population. We correlated skeletal muscle mass assessed on head and neck CT-scans with abdominal CT-imaging. METHODS: Head and neck, and abdominal CT-scans of trauma (n=51) and HNC-patients (n=52) were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864983/diagnosis-of-unilateral-trapezius-muscle-palsy-54-cases
#15
Paul Seror, Tanya Stojkovic, Marie Martine Lefevre-Colau, Timothée Lenglet
INTRODUCTION: We assessed medical and surgical causes of unilateral trapezius muscle (TM) palsy and/or wasting. METHODS: Clinical and electrodiagnostic data were collected in 54 patients with TM impairment over 21 years. RESULTS: In total, 35 cases had a medical origin: neuralgic amyotrophy (NA, n=22), idiopathic unilateral TM palsy (n=5), regional neck radiotherapy for different conditions (n=2), facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSH) (n=4), abnormal loop of the jugular vein (n=1), or basilar impression (n=1)...
November 16, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863210/surgical-treatment-of-facial-artery-pseudoaneurysm-following-blunt-trauma-report-of-a-case
#16
Ali Payami, Andre H Montazem
There are few reports of pseudoaneurysm of the facial artery in the literature and very little attention has been paid to their surgical management. Practitioners should be aware of this unusual complication of facial trauma and of the alternatives for treatment of pseudoaneurysms. Surgical resection of selective head and neck pseudoaneurysms provides a safe and effective method for the treatment of these vascular lesions.
October 24, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856023/don-t-blow-it-extensive-subcutaneous-emphysema-of-the-neck-caused-by-isolated-facial-injuries-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Hannah Makrides, Luke D Lawton
BACKGROUND: Although subcutaneous emphysema resulting from maxillofacial surgery is well described in the literature, the association with maxillofacial trauma is less firm. Clinically evident subcutaneous emphysema from facial injury is uncommon and extension into the cervical and mediastinal tissues is exceedingly rare, with few reported cases. CASE REPORT: An unusual case of extensive subcutaneous emphysema after facial trauma is presented. The case posed a diagnostic dilemma in our emergency department...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854110/association-between-carotid-artery-tortuosity-and-carotid-dissection-a-case-control-study
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Sarasa T Kim, Waleed Brinjikji, Vance T Lehman, Carrie M Carr, Patrick H Luetmer, Charlotte H Rydberg
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery dissections have long been associated with compromise of the structural integrity of the arterial wall from heritable connective-tissue disorders, hypertension, and trauma. However, an association between spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection and tortuous or redundant carotid anatomy has not been fully explored. METHODS: Patients with CTA confirmed spontaneous cervical internal carotid artery dissections were compared to a group of age and sex matched controls who also received CTA of the neck...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848263/joint-arthropathy-at-the-cranio-vertebral-junction-scintigraphic-patterns-on-bone-spect-ct
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Vittorio M Russo, Anneli Duits, Ranju T Dhawan, Adrian T H Casey
Osteoarthritic degeneration at the cranio-vertebral junction (CVJ) is an underrecognized source of suboccipital and neck pain, limited range of motion and cervicogenic headaches. Correlation of radiographic findings with clinical symptoms is often difficult. Limited evidence currently exists to support the use of bone single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) in this subgroup of patients. The aim of this study was to describe the scintigraphic patterns of joint arthropathy at the CVJ on bone SPECT/CT in patients with suboccipital/neck pain and cervicogenic headache...
November 16, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847655/surgical-management-of-life-threatening-thyroid-haematoma-following-occult-blunt-neck-trauma
#20
Ronak Ved, Neil Patel, Michael Stechman
A 42-year-old man arrived at the emergency department in severe respiratory distress, requiring immediate intubation and ventilation. An emergency computed tomography (CT) neck scan identified a substantial haematoma within a multinodular goitre, necessitating an emergency total thyroidectomy. It was later discovered that the patient had been the victim of an assault involving blunt trauma to the anterior neck. Five days postoperatively the patient was extubated and was well enough to self-discharge the following day...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
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