- Vertigo caused by longus colli tendonitis: A case report and literature review. [Journal Article]
- MMedicine (Baltimore) 2018; 97(45):e13130
- CONCLUSIONS: Longus colli tendinitis with vertigo is an under-reported condition in the literature and physicians should be aware of its existence. A lack of familiarity with the anatomy of the prevertebral space and its variable radiographic appearance makes the diagnosis of longus colli tendinitis clinically difficult. Misdiagnosis of this condition may lead to unnecessary interventions in vertigo.
- Esophageal foreign bodies in adults: systematic review of the literature. [Journal Article]
- SJScand J Gastroenterol 2018 Nov 05; :1-8
- CONCLUSIONS: Surgery is the upfront treatment in patients with esophageal perforation or endoscopically irretrievable esophageal FB. A minimally invasive approach can be adopted in selected patients. Effective prevention of FB impaction should focus on accurate diagnostic work-up to search for an underlying motility disorder after a first episode of esophageal impaction, even if transient and self-resolving.
- [Deep neck space abscesses in children: 15 years of experience in a children's ENT referral unit]. [Journal Article]
- APAn Pediatr (Barc) 2018 Nov 01
- CONCLUSIONS: The performance of tonsillectomy and/or early cervicotomy in abscesses larger than 2cm or lesions of deep location decreases the number of serious complications and does not have recurrences. When using more conservative surgery, there were 12.5% of recurrences.
- Excision of rare carotid body tumour without preembolisation: Case report and literature review. [Journal Article]
- IJInt J Surg Case Rep 2018 Oct 25; 53:99-101
- CONCLUSIONS: Carotid body tumours are rare entities of head and neck region. They are mostly benign in nature. Though mostly bening, increasing size might result in grave complications. Thus, the recommended treatment for carotid body tumors is early excision with or without pre-embolisation. In our case preembolisation was not performed. Though some studies have suggested the use of preoperative embolisation in large sized tumors, more studies are yet required to justify the choice of preembolisation despite the dreaded complications.
- Esophageal Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection in a bone marrow transplant patient: Case report and literature review. [Case Reports]
- TITranspl Infect Dis 2018 Oct 29; :e13019
- Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) is the most common cause of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease in humans. We report a case of esophageal MAC-disease in a patient who had allo...
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) is the most common cause of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease in humans. We report a case of esophageal MAC-disease in a patient who had allogeneic bone marrow transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although pulmonary MAC in immunocompromised host is not uncommon, there are only a few cases of NTM-associated esophageal mass reported. Our report and literature review highlight the importance of considering MAC in the differential diagnosis of dysphagia or odynophagia. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) include all mycobacteria except Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and M. leprae1 . There are more than 160 NTM species (http://www.bacterio.net), and although most are nonpathogenic, some cause serious diseases. The mechanism of NTM transmission is not clearly known, but it is believed that NTM are generally acquired from the environment. NTM are ubiquitous and are primarily found in soil and water. In the US, M. avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) is among the most common and clinically relevant NTM 2,3 . MAC can affect any organ in the body with pulmonary and lymphadenitis as common manifestations in immunocompetent patients, and disseminated disease in immunocompromised patients particularly patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report a unique case of MAI associated with esophageal stricture and mass in a patient who had allogeneic hematopoeitic cell transplant (HCT). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
- Oesophageal ulcer due to a herbal remedy. [Journal Article]
- AAAge Ageing 2018 Oct 29
- Herbal-induced oesophageal lesions are rare. We report the case of an 85-year-old male who presented with cough and odynophagia. An upper endoscopy showed white deposit under the proximal oesophageal...
Herbal-induced oesophageal lesions are rare. We report the case of an 85-year-old male who presented with cough and odynophagia. An upper endoscopy showed white deposit under the proximal oesophageal sphincter. Biopsy of the lesion revealed an oesophageal ulcer with adherent plant material and ruled-out candidiasis. At this point, the patient divulged self-preparation of an herbal remedy consisting of Aloe Vera pulp, whisky, honey, ginger and turmeric. Aloe Vera, ginger and turmeric are commonly used to sooth some gastroenterological symptoms in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Incorrect extraction of Aloe Vera pulp and adding honey to it transformed the recipe into a sticky paste that may have injured the oesophageal mucosa. Follow-up showed that the cough and odynophagia subsided after discontinuing this herbal remedy.
- A Case of Pneumomediastinum Due to Blunt Neck Trauma in a 23-Year-Old Male Rugby Player. [Journal Article]
- AJAm J Case Rep 2018 Oct 27; 19:1279-1282
- CONCLUSIONS: Although pneumomediastinum is an uncommon condition, the complications can be fatal. This case highlights the importance of thoroughly investigating cases of subcutaneous emphysema and the importance of early stabilization of the airway.
- Evidence-Based Clinical Criteria for Computed Tomography Imaging in Odontogenic Infections. [Journal Article]
- JOJ Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Sep 27
- CONCLUSIONS: The 2 physical examination findings of mandibular inferior border blunting at the body and restricted mouth opening were found to be strongly associated with the need for CT imaging. Further studies should be directed at validating these criteria in larger multicenter studies.
- A Lot to Choke on: Case of Adult Epiglottitis with Concurrent Peritonsillar Abscess in a Patient with a Sore Throat. [Journal Article]
- JEJ Emerg Med 2018 Oct 17
- In the winter months, one often sees a large increase in the volume of patients presenting to emergency departments with acute pharyngitis. While most cases of acute pharyngitis are benign, a rare mi...
In the winter months, one often sees a large increase in the volume of patients presenting to emergency departments with acute pharyngitis. While most cases of acute pharyngitis are benign, a rare minority can be life threatening.
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- Accelerated Hypofractionated Active Raster-Scanned Carbon Ion Radiotherapy (CIRT) for Laryngeal Malignancies: Feasibility and Safety. [Journal Article]
- CCancers (Basel) 2018 Oct 18; 10(10)
- CONCLUSIONS: the accelerated hypofractionated active raster-scanned carbon ion radiotherapy for radioresistant laryngeal malignancies is feasible in practice with excellent local control rates and moderate acute and late toxicity. Further follow-ups are necessary to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome.