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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625178/endoscopic-electrocautery-and-fibrin-obliteration-of-an-acutely-complicated-pyriform-fossa-sinus-tract-in-a-septuagenarian
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R Heyes, A G Aulakh, R K Lingam, T Tatla
BACKGROUND: Pyriform fossa sinus tracts classically present with neck abscess, recurrent infections and suppurative thyroiditis in children; acute presentation in a geriatric patient is rare. METHODS: Case report and Medline literature review. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old female presented with a left-sided neck mass and severe odynophagia of 3 days' duration. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large-volume, loculated fluid collection extending throughout the deep spaces of the neck on the left, within and around the thyroid gland capsule...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607892/manifestations-of-tuberculosis-in-otorhinolaryngology-practice-a-retrospective-study-conducted-in-a-coastal-city-of-south-india
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Rithika Sriram, Kiran M Bhojwani
Tuberculosis (TB) of the head and neck has proved to be a diagnostic challenge for otorhinolarynologists around the world and is often misdiagnosed as cancer. To contribute to a better understanding of TB in the head and neck region by assessing its various manifestations, presentations, diagnostic techniques, risk factors, coexisting illnesses and treatment modalities. This was a retrospective study conducted over a 3 year period (2012-2014) in 2 hospitals in South India, among patients diagnosed to have TB of the head and neck...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606302/-brain-abscesses-caused-by-nocardia-farcinica-in-a-kidney-transplanted-man
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Michaela Tinggaard, Kristian Bagge
Nocardiosis is primarily an opportunistic infection caused by aerobic Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Nocardia. In this case report we describe a male patient who previously received a kidney transplant and was admitted to hospital with chills, headache and pain in the neck and left eye, tremor and coordination problems. A magnetic resonance scan of the brain showed multiple abscesses, and blood culture was positive for Nocardia farcinica. Nocardiosis of the central nervous system is a rare, but serious differential diagnosis in immunosuppressed patients with signs of high intracranial pressure...
June 5, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598461/acute-retropharyngeal-abscess-masquerading-as-meningitis
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P Sakthivel, R Yogal, H Verma, A Saini, A Chandran
Retropharyngeal abscess is a potentially serious deep neck space infection occurring more frequently in children than in adults. The clinical picture of RPA is highly variable with paucity of physical findings. Prompt diagnosis of RPA especially in infants is mandatory to prevent potential fatal complications including airway obstruction. The diagnosis of RPA should be based on high index of clinical suspicion with supportive imaging studies like lateral X-ray of neck and CT. We present a case of acute retropharyngeal abscess which was initially misdiagnosed as meningitis and led to airway obstruction...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580042/role-of-computed-tomography-ct-in-localisation-and-characterisation-of-suprahyoid-neck-masses
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Rashmeet Kaur, Paramdeep Singh, Navkiran Kaur, Simmi Bhatnagar, Anshul Dahuja
BACKGROUND: Suprahyoid neck lesions are difficult to assess only by means of clinical inspection and therefore imaging techniques are required to precisely evaluate suprahyoid neck spaces. The aim of this study was to evaluate the distinctive role of computed tomography in the assessment of anatomical source and pathological type of masses involving the suprahyoid neck spaces. MATERIAL/METHODS: Sixty patients presenting with suprahyoid neck masses underwent computed tomography of the neck...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569348/black-tar-heroin-skin-popping-as-a-cause-of-wound-botulism
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Ihtesham A Qureshi, Mohtashim A Qureshi, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Alberto Maud, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Darine Kassar
BACKGROUND: Botulism is a rare potentially fatal and treatable disorder caused by a bacteria-produced toxin that affects the presynaptic synaptic membrane resulting in a characteristic neuromuscular dysfunction. It is caused by either the ingestion of the toxin or the bacteria, inhalation, or wound infection. We present our observations with a descriptive case series of wound botulism secondary to black tar heroin (BTH) injection. METHODS: We report a retrospective single-center case series of 15 consecutive cases of wound botulism presenting to University Medical Center of El Paso...
May 31, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569137/optimal-timing-of-cholecystectomy-after-percutaneous-gallbladder-drainage-for-severe-cholecystitis
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Koetsu Inoue, Tatsuya Ueno, Orie Nishina, Daisuke Douchi, Kentaro Shima, Shinji Goto, Michinaga Takahashi, Chikashi Shibata, Hiroo Naito
BACKGROUND: The Tokyo guideline for acute cholecystitis recommended percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage followed by cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitis, but the optimal timing for the subsequent cholecystectomy remains controversial. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients who underwent either laparoscopic or open cholecystectomy after percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage for severe acute cholecystitis were enrolled and divided into difficult cholecystectomy (group A) and non-difficult cholecystectomy (group B)...
May 31, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550143/kicked-to-touch-hoodwinked-by-torticollis
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Ciaran K Mc Donald, Niall Mc Goldrick, Cliodhna Ni Fhoghlu, Fintan Shannon
A 2-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a painful stiff neck after getting a kick to her head from her older brother. Her general practitioner had recently started her on oral antibiotics for otitis media. Plain film imaging of her cervical spine on admission revealed anterior subluxation of C2 on C3 suggestive of bifacetal dislocation. Subsequent CT imaging confirmed malalignment of the upper cervical spine. The patient was admitted and worked up with MRI of the cervical spine which unexpectedly revealed a large 4×2 cm retropharyngeal abscess extending from C1 to C4...
May 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545899/multiple-brain-abscesses-due-to-enterobacter-cloacae-in-an-immune-competent-child
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Arushi Gahlot Saini, Vinay Rathore, Chirag Kumar Ahuja, Rajesh Chhabra, Pankaj C Vaidya, Pratibha Singhi
Brain abscesses due to Enterobacteriaceae in immune-competent children are rare, and those due to Enterobacter cloacae are even rarer. We report an interesting case of community-acquired E. cloacae neuroinfection resulting in multiple brain abscesses in a young child with no underlying risk-factors. A 10 year-old-boy presented with low-grade fever, headache, neck pain and progressive deterioration of sensorium. On examination, he was conscious but drowsy with photophobia, normal fundii, meningeal signs, mild hypertonia, brisk muscle stretch reflexes and extensor plantar responses...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543518/green-discolouration-of-urine-following-propofol-infusion-in-a-dog
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D Flaherty, A Auckburally
A three-year-old, female neutered Weimaraner was presented with a history of neck pain and tetraparesis. MRI revealed an extradural mass at the level of C3 vertebra, which was thought to be a spinal abscess, and the dog was scheduled for surgical exploration the following morning. Overnight the dog developed an exaggerated ventilatory pattern, with paradoxical inward movement of the thorax on inspiration. Arterial blood gas analysis revealed respiratory acidosis and ventilator support was initiated to prevent excessive respiratory fatigue...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523065/detection-of-peritonsillar-abscess-using-smartphone-based-thermal-imaging
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Myung Jin Ban, Yunyoung Nam, Jae Hong Park
OBJECTIVE: Smartphone-based thermal imaging was evaluated for its utility in the detection of peritonsillar abscesses. METHODS: We describe six cases of peritonsillar abscess in which computed tomography and thermography scans of the neck were performed prior to surgery. RESULTS: Open-mouth thermal photographic images were obtained preoperatively from patients, and asymmetric hot spots with significantly higher temperatures in the peritonsillar area were identified as abscesses...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509140/a-rare-adult-case-of-poststreptococcal-acute-glomerulonephritis-with-a-retropharyngeal-abscess
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Tsuyoshi Takashima, Sae Hirata, Mai Nonaka, Keiichiro Matsumoto, Yuki Awanami, Masatora Yamasaki, Makoto Fukuda, Motoaki Miyazono, Yuji Ikeda
Retropharyngeal abscess is an infection involving the retropharyngeal space which is posterior to the pharynx and oesophagus, and it results as a complication of a primary infection elsewhere in the head and neck including the nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses, or middle ear, which drain lymph to the retropharyngeal lymph nodes. Their lymph nodes are prominent in children and atrophy with age. Therefore, retropharyngeal abscess is most frequently encountered in children, with 75% of cases occurring before the age of 5 years, and often in the first year of life...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507831/streptococcus%C3%A2-gordonii%C3%A2-empyema-a-case-report-and-review-of-empyema
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Amanda M Krantz, Felicia Ratnaraj, Manasa Velagapudi, Mridula Krishnan, Nagarjuna R Gujjula, Pamela A Foral, Laurel Preheim
Streptococcus gordonii (S. gordonii) is a pioneer oral bacteria that is recognized as an agent of bacterial endocarditis. However, an extensive review of the literature revealed no reported case of S. gordonii causing empyema. We present a case of a 65-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed several dental caries with decreased breath sounds in the bibasilar regions. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest and abdomen demonstrated left-sided pleural effusion and a 4...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480529/acne-conglobata-in-a-long-term-survivor-with-trisomy-13-accompanied-by-selective-igm-deficiency
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Chiyoko N Inoue, Yoshiko Tanaka, Nobuko Tabata
Trisomy 13 (T13) is a congenital chromosomal disorder that is usually fatal within 2 years of birth, and only a few patients have been reported to reach adolescence. Here, we report a male long-term survivor of T13, currently 15 years of age, with a several-year history of extensive acne conglobata (AC) with abscesses on the face and neck. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was consistently isolated from the pustular lesions. Serum IgM levels were extremely low at 10 mg/dl. There were no abnormalities in neutrophil and total B cell number, or in serum IgA and IgG levels...
May 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473272/novel-application-of-a-rigid-curved-larygno-pharyngoscope-for-examination-and-treatment-of-hypopharyngeal-lesions
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Kenichi Watanabe, Daisuke Yamauchi, Yoshitaka Takanashi, Hiroshi Hidaka, Yukio Katori
In endoscopic laryngo-pharyngeal surgery (ELPS), a rigid curved laryngo-pharyngoscope, which was invented by Dr. Sato et al., is necessary to obtain excellent surgical view of both hypopharynx and even the entrance of the esophagus. We have used this instrument for the examination and treatment of several diseases other than cancer located in the hypopharynx, such as difficult-to-find buried fish bones, retropharyngeal abscess, and congenital pyriform sinus fistula. In the result, we could acquire better view of hypopharynx and completed the intended procedure safely, especially for uncovering difficult-to-find fish bone buried in the mucosa...
May 1, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468189/primary-carcinosarcoma-of-the-parotid-gland-mimicking-as-parotid-abscess-with-deep-neck-infection
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Huu Ngoc Minh Phan, Yong Tae Hong, Ki Hwan Hong
Carcinosarcoma, true malignant mixed tumor, of the parotid is an extremely rare tumor. Pathologically, it is composed of malignant epithelial and malignant mesenchymal elements. The carcinosarcoma of the salivary glands comprised only 0.04% to 0.16% of all malignant salivary tumors with 65% occurring in the parotid gland. This tumor has an aggressive characteristic and is often regarded as a high-grade tumor with distant metastasis occurring in 54% of the patients. Patients usually present between 60 and 65 years of age and most series report no sex predominance...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462728/peritonsillar-abscess-epidemiology-and-relationship-with-climate-variations
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G S M Freire, J H Z Dos Santos, P A Rolón, G B Pinheiro, A L L Sampaio
BACKGROUND: Peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep infection of the head and neck in young adults. It is considered a purulent complication of acute tonsillitis, but other mechanisms have been proposed. There is no consensus as to whether seasonality affects peritonsillar abscess incidence. METHODS: This observational, descriptive, retrospective study explored the epidemiology of peritonsillar abscess and its relationship with seasonality. The cases were selected from the emergency otolaryngology service of a tertiary hospital...
July 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457041/sternocleidomastoid-abscess-mimicking-a-thyroid-swelling-in-a-young-female
#18
A Pandey, Keshri S Yadav, Gaurav Singh, P K Maheshwari, M Chaturvedi
Primary pyomyositis is a bacterial infection of skeletal muscle with acute or subacute clinical course. This usually present with localized abscess.We report a case of an 18 years old female presenting with swelling in midline of neck moving with deglutition mimicking a thyroid swelling. On further investigation patient was confirmed to have sternocleidomastoid myositis. Previous case reports have showed various etiologies for development of abscess. After thorough examination and investigations, patient was found to have an idiopathic sternocleidomastoid abscess which responded well to empirical antibiotic therapy...
February 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418347/difficult-cases-of-odontogenic-deep-neck-infections-a-report-of-three-patients
#19
Onur İsmi, Mesut Yeşilova, Cengiz Özcan, Yusuf Vayisoğlu, Kemal Görür
BACKGROUND: Deep neck infections are important otolaryngologic emergencies due to serious complications and the risk of airway compromise, which can lead to mortality. Although the most common causes among pediatric patients are tonsillitis and pharyngeal infections, odontogenic infections are an important cause in adults. CASE REPORT: We present three patients with multiple deep neck space abscess formation due to odontogenic infection. Two of them required tracheotomy due to airway compromise, and one had mediastinitis...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416472/oesophageal-cancer-presenting-as-lemierre-s-syndrome-caused-by-streptococcus-anginosus
#20
Mohammed Osman, Saqib Hasan, Ghassan Bachuwa
A 59-year-old man presented to the emergency department with complaints of dysphagia, right-sided neck swelling, fever and chills. Physical examination was remarkable for fever and tender swelling over the right side of the neck. Laboratory investigations revealed leucocytosis with neutrophilia. CT of the neck showed right internal jugular vein thrombosis with an overlying abscess and a nodular opacity in the right lung apex with air locules. He underwent surgical drainage of the neck abscess. Aerobic cultures from the drainage and blood cultures grew Streptococcus anginosus Given his initial complaint of dysphagia, upper endoscopy was performed which showed a mass in the upper oesophagus...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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