Placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt is an established procedure for treatment of hydrocephalus, however, complications can occur.
Volume 3 Issue 1 - 2016
Peripheral Circumferential Chorioretinal Atrophy in a Patient with Alagille Syndrome
The patient was a 15-year-old girl with an established diagnosis of Alagille syndrome (AS) since early life.
Klebsiella Pneumoniae Communiy-Acquired Pneumonia in a Trisomic at Omar Bongo Ondimba's Army Instruction Hospital (HIA OBO)
Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp) respiratory tract infection is usually nosocomial. Its community-acquired form is rare and observed on specific plots. We report the case of a child, carrying two genetic defects, hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia following severe sepsis to Kp. The evolution is favorable after ten days of hospitalization through active antibiotics on Kp. This observation demonstrates the existence, even though rare, of Kp community-acquired pneumonia and the interest of being able to think about it in the presence of a suggestive clinical picture.
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An elderly male presents to orthopedic clinic with severe back pain for fifteen days. He is unable to sit or stand. The pain remains persistent even while lying supine. He also complains of nausea, anorexia and cough with blood tinged sputum since ten days.
Acute Myocardial Infarction on Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography
A 79-year-old man presented to our emergency department with sudden back pain. Laboratory results showed CK 2836 U/L (normal range 30-160), CK-MB 393 U/L (<25), D-dimer 1.4 μg/mL (<1), BNP 37.9 pg/mL (<19.5), cTnl 0.133ng/mL (<0.028) and electrocardiogram showed ST elevation in V1~6. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was suspected.
Negative Pressure Treatment for Abdominal Wall Pseudotumor Due to Fishbone Perforation
The inadvertent swallowing of foreign bodies is common, but results in perforation of the gastrointestinal tract in less than 1% of cases . Because any site of the gastrointestinal tract may be perforated by a foreign body, the clinical presentation may vary and mimic diverse medical conditions.
Left Circumflex Artery-Right Atrium Fistula Demonstrated By Transthoracic Echocardiography
Eight year-old child presented with two year history of dyspnoea on exertion. Clinical examination revealed a continuous murmur peaking in diastole.
Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2015
A patient of 55 years presented seven days ago a fever. Since 3 days he developed multiple nodular lesions.
Use for newer Imaging Modalities for Airway Management
Airway management has made many advances in recent years. However, an unanticipated difficult airway can turn out to be a nightmare for anaesthesiologist. The various predictors include clinical assessment predictors, X-ray neck, conventional helical computed tomographic (CT) scan, indirect laryngoscopy, pulmonary function tests and fiberoptic bronchoscopy had been successfully used for delineation of airway anatomy .
Squamous Papilloma of the Buccal Mucosa with Oral Submucous Fibrosis
The squamous papilloma is a common benign oral epithelial neoplasm . Papilloma usually presents as an exophytic, painless papillary mass . Oral Submucous Fibrosis is a premalignant condition .
Coloduodenal Fistula: The Role of MDCT on Diagnosing a Rare Entity
Coloduodenal fistula is a very infrequent complication, which can arise from both benign and malignant diseases. It consists in a pathological communication between the lumen of the colon and duodenum.
Multiple Hepatic Cirrhosis Complications: Left Hepatic Hydrothorax, Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage and Acute Portal Vein Thrombosis: A Case Report
Hepatic hydrothorax (HH), variceal haemorrhage (VH) and portal vein thrombosis (PVT) are complications associated with hepatic cirrhosis (HC) and involve poor prognosis.