Rev Port Cardiol 2011 Feb;30(2):243-8
Serviço de Cardiologia Pediátrica do Hospital Pediátrico de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2021 9;83(2):123-126. Epub 2020 Dec 9.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Iatrogenic tracheal injuries are an uncommon but serious complication of endotracheal tube intubation. We present two cases that illustrate iatrogenic tracheal injuries presenting hours after the time of their injury. This report addresses the critical diagnostic evaluation and management of iatrogenic tracheal injuries resulting from endotracheal intubation. Read More
J Emerg Med 2020 Oct 18;59(4):e131-e135. Epub 2020 Jul 18.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, Colorado.
Background: Among those aged 5 years or younger, foreign bodies are the fourth most common pediatric exposure reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Although the majority of ingested foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without complication, those that do not spontaneously pass can lead to a number of serious complications, such as gastrointestinal obstruction or perforation, which can be complicated by bleeding from aortoesophageal fistula, secondary mediastinitis, peritonitis, esophageal or gastrointestinal fistula formation, and abscesses.Case Report: We present the case of a 10-month-old child who presented with new-onset focal seizure in the setting of multiple brain abscesses, ultimately found to be due to esophageal perforation from a retained, metallic esophageal foreign body. Read More
Angiol Sosud Khir 2020 ;26(2):175-182
Department of Vascular Surgery, Municipal Multimodality Hospital #2, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Described herein is a clinical case report regarding a patient presenting with traumatic rupture of the aortic isthmus with the development of a pseudoaneurysm occupying virtually the entire posterior mediastinum and measuring 20?10 cm in size. He was immediately treated as an emergency to undergo prosthetic reconstruction of the portion of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta by means of temporary bypass grafting with a synthetic graft in order to protect the visceral organs. The postoperative period was complicated by oesophageal perforation with the formation of an oesophago-paraprosthetic fistula, infection of the vascular graft, accompanied by the development of pleural empyema and mediastinitis. Read More
Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp 2021 Mar-Apr;72(2):71-79. Epub 2020 May 30.
Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, IDIVAL, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, España.
Introduction: Retropharyngeal abscess is a serious condition. Its rare occurrence, thus sharing symptoms with other processes, make it a diagnostic challenge for the clinician. Therefore, it is critical to make an early diagnosis to prevent delaying treatment and avoid complications. Read More
BJR Case Rep 2020 Mar 12;6(1):20190049. Epub 2020 Feb 12.
Department of Radiology, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, India.
Fibrosing mediastinitis is an uncommon, benign, progressive disorder caused by proliferation of fibrous tissue within mediastinum resulting in encasement of vital mediastinal broncho-vascular structures. Due to its rarity and variable clinical presentation, it is often misdiagnosed. We are presenting a case of fibrosing mediastinitis in an Ethiopian origin young male presenting with pulmonary hypertension due to simultaneous occlusion of pulmonary vein and arteries, clinically misdiagnosed as chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. Read More