Most cases are incidental findings on abdominal imaging of unrelated disorders. Classic findings on plain x-ray include a calcified ring in the left upper quadrant. Part 4: Treatment Options for Splenic Artery Aneurysm The risk of splenic artery aneurysm rupture is relatively small (6%), but when it ruptures, the mortality rate is high (36%). Spontaneous rupture of splenic artery aneurysms that are asymptomatic and are less than 2 cm in diameter is rare, especially in patients with no risk factors. A follow-up period of one year is recommended, but it may be extended if other medical risks are present.
Of these, 72% patients had duodenal perforation. 84% patients had a positive X-ray finding and 94% were positive on ultrasound examination (1). Hannan et al (2005) in their study of peptic perforation also reported highest incidence of 34% in the age group of 30-40 years. The mean age of the patients was 41 years (2). Duodenal perforation is a very common and fatal complication in patients of chronic peptic ulcer symptoms with inadequate or no medical treatment.
Death Be Not Proud, written by John Gunther, is a memoir commemorating the life and death of Gunther’s son at the hands of a brain tumor. Throughout the book, Gunther focuses on describing his son Johnny’s defining physical and mental traits as well as his endurance and courage in the face of his life threatening illness. In the first chapter, Gunther gives background to how it was discovered that his son Johnny had a brain tumor. After having symptoms such as a stiff neck and a lack of response in his eyes, Johnny’s doctor proceeded to do a spinal tap in which they found pressure on his brain in result to the presence of a tumor. Gunther elaborates in abundance how his son never faltered in being optimistic through his will to live and desire to learn more about his disease.
Pressure ulcer is defined as skin breakdown and continuum of tissue damage of ischemic etiology secondary to high external pressure which usually occurs over prominences. Over bony prominences for 2 hours or more is enough to cause an ischemic wound.1 Individual who cannot independently reposition tend to be at the greatest risk for ulcer development.2 Pressure ulcers are the result of interplay of various intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The intrinsic factor includes immobilization, cognitive deficit, chronic illnesses, poor nutrition, use of steroids and aging.3 Orthopaedic wards already contain a higher proportion of beds with pressure sores than those of any other specialty. Orthopaedic patients with pressure ulcers experience greater morbidity and
What is it Lupus is a chronic systemic rheumatic disease, that is, can affect any organ and / or system : joints and muscles, can damage the skin, kidney, lung and almost all organs. One of the characteristics of this disease is a disease that is very heterogeneous. It is difficult to find two patients with the same symptoms and the same patterns of disease. That complicates often it is diagnosed. The evolution of the disease develops in stages and other outbreak in which the effects of the disease forwarded.
Meckel’s diverticulum is the most prevalent congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract associated with many diverse and unusual complications has an incidence of 2- 3% (1) . Meckel’s Diverticulum is a true diverticulum comprising all intestinal layers. It is usually an incidental finding. Strangulation of Meckel’s diverticulum (Littre’s Hernia) is a rare anatomo -clinical form. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment.
Laryngeal Cancer Oropharyngeal Cancer Hypopharyngeal Cancer Glottic Cancer The signs and symptoms at a glance Throat cancer has been copyrighted as a deadly disease in the medical arena but the signs and symptoms are pretty clear and it is sensible to visit a doctor as soon as the following symptoms come to the surface: Gruffness in voice Throat remains painful even after medicine for more than a week and a half Weight loss Frequent coughing up
Introduction: Intussusception is a common gastrointestinal emergency in the pediatric population. This illness is a conversion in which a portion of the intestine telescopes into another adjacent distal segment of the intestine and causes bowel and ileocolic obstruction. Intussusception is considered a frequent cause of abdominal pain in pediatric patients. It is well described in infants, with an incidence of 0.1 to 0.4 % nonetheless it is less well-established in neonates.1, 2 In fewer than 10% of the patients, a surgical lead point can be determined as a plausible etiology. Cecal duplication as a lead-point of neonatal intussusception is extremely rare.
difficult intubation is defined as a trained Anesthetist using direct laryngoscopy take’s more than 3 attempts or more than 10 minutes to complete tracheal intubation (1, 2, 6).Difficult or failed endotracheal intubation is one of the leading causes of anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality (1, 2, 4, 6). The unanticipated difficult airway occurs with a low but consistent incidence in anesthesia practice. Literature review from 1990 to 1996 reported as difficult direct laryngoscopy occurs in 1.5-8.5% of general anesthetics and difficult intubation occurs with a similar incidence (3, 8). Keyvan K. et al (2000) were conducted observational study at tertiary-care level hospital to predict difficult intubation. Of the 461 patients included
CHARCOT FOOT VS TRANSTIBIAL AMPUTATION A transtibial amputation, also known as a bellow knee amputation is one of the most frequently performed amputations. Amputation is a choice for diseased limbs, severe injury to lower limbs for which attempts at salvage can be lengthy, emotionally and financially costly. Transtibial amputations may be performed for the following reasons: -Trauma -Tumors -Infections -Peripheral Vascular Diseases This assignment is based on Amputation vs Charcot foot. Do patients prefer living with an amputation or living with charcot foot syndrome? Which gives a better quality of life?