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Air guns and their wider relevance to the dental profession.

Br Dent J 2022 06 24;232(12):861-863. Epub 2022 Jun 24.

OMFS Department, North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, UK.

Crimes involving air guns have declined over the last 16 years in England and Wales; however, still represent a significant occurrence, with 3,028 crimes involving air guns reported in 2019 (just under one-third of all firearm crime). We aim to present points regarding air gun injuries and their wider relevance to the dental profession which have not been covered in previous publications.This article covers air gun licensing in the UK and the relevant safeguarding issues, as well as optimal imaging of suspected retained pellets in the head and neck. Read More

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Treatment of Mechanical Corneal Wounds Emergencies during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Absorbable 10-0 Vicryl (Polyglactin 910) Sutures as a Suitable Strategy.

J Pers Med 2022 May 25;12(6). Epub 2022 May 25.

Ophthalmology Department, University Hospital, 42000 Saint-Etienne, France.

Background-The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our standard practices: operating rooms were only available for functional emergencies and outpatient visits were drastically reduced in favor of telemedicine. Aim: To report the personalized "one-shot" surgery using absorbable 10-0 Vicryl (V10-0) or polyglactin 910 monofilament in mechanical corneal injuries from February 2020 to December 2021. Methods-Prospective case series with at least 12-months' follow-up, in a French university hospital. Read More

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Operative Planning of Chest Wall Reconstructions Illustrated by a Large Defect in a Child.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2022 May 13;10(5):e4326. Epub 2022 May 13.

Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland.

Reconstruction of large chest wall defects is challenging. Here we discuss the process of decision-making in planning chest wall reconstruction, considering the requirements of tumor removal, stabilization of the chest wall, and soft tissue coverage, illustrated by a case of a hemi-chest wall defect in a child. Ewing sarcoma measuring 10 × 9 × 13 cm was resected in a 9-year-old boy, followed by stabilization using a Gore-Tex patch. Read More

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Laminectomy for Penetrating Spinal Cord Injury with Retained Foreign Bodies.

Orthop Surg 2022 Jun 9. Epub 2022 Jun 9.

Department of Orthopaedics, Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong First Medical University, Jinan, China.

Background: Penetrating spinal cord injury (PSCI) with retained foreign bodies (RFB) is rarely observed in clinics and may result in a complete or incomplete neurological deficit. This study was performed to appraise the treatment effect of laminectomy for PSCI with RFB.

Case Presentation: This study presented three patients referred to a tertiary hospital between August 2011 and October 2018 due to PSCI with RFB and receiving laminectomy. Read More

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[A Case of a Subcutaneous Foreign Body Discovered by Coincidence During a Head MRI Imaging Examination].

J UOEH 2022 ;44(2):197-201

Department of Dermatology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan.

An 80-year-old male was admitted to the department of neurology for intensive examination and treatment of peri-optic nerve inflammation. Magnetic resonance imaging examination could not be conducted because a magnetic resonance imaging examination at a previous clinic revealed a subcutaneous foreign body on his head, possibly a piece of metal. He was referred to our department for the removal of this foreign body. Read More

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Intraocular lens-blocking technique for intraocular foreign body removal.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2022 Jun;70(6):2176-2179

Eye Hospital and School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

The aim of this study was to describe a novel technique for intraocular foreign body (IOFB) removal. Phacoemulsification was performed in all patients, followed by a complete microincision vitrectomy to free all tissues surrounding the IOFB. A three-piece intraocular lens (IOL) was placed in the capsular bag, and an opening was made in the upper center of the capsule. Read More

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Life-threatening intracardiac cement embolisms after percutaneous kyphoplasty: a case report and literature review.

Chunneng Huang

J Int Med Res 2022 May;50(5):3000605221102088

Department of Orthopedics, Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine.

Background: Percutaneous kyphoplasty is a popular technique in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures, but intracardiac cement embolism can be a life-threatening complication. The authors present a case involving a patient who developed dyspnea and chest tightness after percutaneous kyphoplasty. Echocardiography and chest computed tomography confirmed several foreign bodies in the right atrium and pulmonary arteries causing cardiac perforation and pericardial tamponade. Read More

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Surgical Removal of a Long-Standing Impacted Firearm in Neck: A Case Report.

JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2022 Apr 15;60(248):406-409. Epub 2022 Apr 15.

B.P. Eye Foundation, Hospital for Children, Eye, ENT and Rehabilitation Services, Lokanthali, Bhaktapur, Nepal.

The gunshot neck injury is an emergency and must be addressed immediately. However, as our case report, a long-standing retained foreign body (firearm) in the deep neck is rare. Surgical removal of a long-standing foreign body is challenging for the operating surgeon. Read More

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Simultaneous retrograde venous and anterograde arterial bullet embolism: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2022 May 22;16(1):198. Epub 2022 May 22.

Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Background: Bullet embolus is a rare condition following gunshot injuries and represents a clinical challenge regarding both diagnosis and management.

Case Presentation: We report the case of a 35-year-old Iranian (Middle-Eastern) male patient with a shotgun injury to both buttocks, which traveled to the heart and the popliteal area through the femoral vein and superficial femoral artery, respectively. Surgical intervention was applied for the popliteal pellet, and the patient was discharged without further complications. Read More

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Retina 2022 06 14;42(6):1144-1150. Epub 2022 Feb 14.

Eye Hospital of Shandong First Medical University, Jinan, Shandong, China.

Purpose: To analyze the incidence and risk factors of postoperative endophthalmitis after primary surgical repair and intraocular foreign body (IOFB) removal within 24 hours of injury.

Methods: The records of all patients treated surgically for open globe injury and IOFB removal at the Eye Hospital of Shandong First Medical University between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2020, were retrospectively reviewed. Variables included time from injury to operation, cause of injury, details of surgical repair, and follow-up. Read More

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Transoral management of pharyngeal ballistics.

Am J Otolaryngol 2022 May 5:103490. Epub 2022 May 5.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, United States of America.

Objective: To present a case of a ballistic foreign body in the pharynx after a gunshot wound to the maxillofacial area, an accompanying review of relevant literature, and our approach to management.

Method: A 68-year-old male with no prior medical history presented to our trauma center with gunshot wounds to the left chin, left wrist, right chest, and sternum. A CT Angiogram of the neck revealed a bullet fragment left neck and additional fragment adjacent to the L hypopharynx at the level of the hyoid. Read More

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Comparison of pediatric nasal foreign body removal by care setting: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2022 07 4;158:111162. Epub 2022 May 4.

Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Charleston, SC, USA.

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Intraoperative optical coherence tomography guided 25G micro-amount trajectory vitrectomy for the treatment of penetrating ocular injury caused by a foreign body in the right eye: A case study.

Curr Med Imaging 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Ophthalmology Department, Xi'an Central Hospital, Xi'an 710003, Shanxi, China.

Background Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a real-time three-dimensional tomography optical imaging technology that uses near-infrared waves to take cross-section pictures of the retina and other tissues. A few studies reported the use of intraoperative OCT navigation for the removal of foreign bodies from the eyeball during surgery. The objective is to present a single case with a small foreign body (not embedded in the retina) treated with intraoperative OCT guided 25G micro-amount trajectory vitrectomy. Read More

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Endophthalmitis, Visual Outcomes, and Management Strategies in Eyes with Intraocular Foreign Bodies.

Clin Ophthalmol 2022 3;16:1401-1411. Epub 2022 May 3.

Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Purpose: Ocular trauma with intraocular foreign body (IOFB) can have devastating visual consequences. Management and antimicrobial strategies remain variable due to the infrequency and heterogeneity of presentation. Our goal was to identify risk factors for endophthalmitis and poor visual outcomes in cases of IOFB and investigate management strategies. Read More

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Use of an Endoloop Ligature and a 2-Portal Coelioscopic Approach for the Removal of an Arrowhead Foreign Body in a Red-Tailed Hawk ().

J Avian Med Surg 2022 May;36(1):58-62

Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, N1G 2W1, ON, Canada.

A juvenile red-tailed hawk () was presented to the Ontario Veterinary College from a wildlife rehabilitation facility for the assessment of an arrowhead foreign body injury. The hawk was found on the ground with the left wing in a dropped position. Radiographic images revealed an arrowhead foreign body superimposed over the left lung and thoracic air sacs, immediately medial to the ribs on the ventrodorsal view, and ventral to the scapulae on the right latero-lateral view. Read More

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Combat-related ocular trauma and visual outcomes during counter-terrorism urban warfare operations in Turkey.

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2022 May;28(5):648-653

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences Gülhane Faculty of Medicine, Ankara-Turkey.

Background: The study was to report the clinical features and post-operative outcomes in military personnel admitted to the Ocular Trauma Center of Gülhane Training and Research Hospital after sustaining combat injuries in urban warfare.

Methods: This is a retrospective, non-comparative, interventional case series analyzing Turkish military personnel transferred to our tertiary ocular trauma center from the warfare zone and combat support hospitals. Ocular injuries were subdivided into zones and ocular trauma classification. Read More

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Gastrointestinal foreign bodies in pet pigs: 17 cases.

J Vet Intern Med 2022 May 28;36(3):1185-1189. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Pigs have an indiscriminate eating behavior placing them at high risk of developing foreign body (FB) obstructions.

Objectives: Describe the clinical and diagnostic features, treatments, and outcome of pet pigs diagnosed with gastrointestinal (GI) FBs. Medical and surgical treatments, pig outcomes, and post-mortem findings were also investigated. Read More

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Leg Impalement - A Rare Injury Pattern Case Report.

J Orthop Case Rep 2021 Oct;11(10):9-12

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu, Portugal.

Introduction: Impalement injuries are defined as rare, high-energy lesions caused by foreign bodies, usually steel bars or wooden objects, which pierce body cavities or extremities and remain interposed in the perforated body region. They usually occur with road accident or civil construction falls.

Case Report: A 24-year-old male patient was admitted at the emergency department after a motorcycle accident, resulting a left leg impalement with a wooden object. Read More

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October 2021

Fireworks ocular injury in Saudi children: profile and management outcomes.

Sci Rep 2022 04 8;12(1):5942. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

Research Department, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

To explore the demographic profiling, causes, types, complications, management outcomes, and severity of fireworks-inflicted ocular injuries in children in KSA. This is a retrospective study of 115 cases with eye injuries managed at the Emergency Department, of our institution between 2003 and 2019. Demography, clinical features at presentation, mode of management and the Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were evaluated at the last follow up. Read More

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A systematic review of using flexible bronchoscopy to remove foreign bodies from paediatric patients.

Acta Paediatr 2022 Jul 12;111(7):1301-1312. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Unit, 3rd Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, Attikon University Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Aim: Our aim was to summarise the evidence about flexible bronchoscopy for paediatric airway foreign body aspiration cases.

Methods: We searched the PubMed database from 1 January 2001 to 9 October 2021 for peer-review papers published in English on the use, and success rates, of flexible bronchoscopy as the first-line treatment for foreign body aspiration cases. This process identified 243 potential papers. Read More

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Present status and future directions: Removal of fractured instruments.

Int Endod J 2022 May 18;55 Suppl 3:685-709. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Endodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

The success rate of fractured instrument retrieval varies because it is dependent mainly on several factors including the visibility of the fractured instrument, the length of the fractured instrument in relation to the curvature of the canal and the techniques applied to each case. This review aims to update the present status on removal of fractured instruments to identify factors and variables that could affect the success of fractured instrument retrieval based on both the preparation techniques and the instrument retrieval techniques. On the other hand, future directions of fractured instrument retrieval should focus on management of nonvisible fractured instruments since the removal of those instruments is deemed unpredictable with the current techniques, whereas the removal of visible fractured instruments is considered predictable now. Read More

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Magnetic resonance imaging of children following esophageal button battery removal: What are we looking for?

Clin Imaging 2022 Jun 24;86:71-74. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States of America; Division of Radiology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, United States of America. Electronic address:

Despite society recommendations that cross-sectional imaging be obtained following removal of ingested button batteries, there is no published consensus on how it effectively guides clinical management. This single institution survey demonstrates a lack of uniformity by clinicians regarding which imaging findings impact management decisions, highlighting the need for further guidelines. Read More

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Macrophage network dynamics depend on haptokinesis for optimal local surveillance.

Elife 2022 Mar 28;11. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany.

Macrophages are key immune cells with important roles for tissue surveillance in almost all mammalian organs. Cellular networks made up of many individual macrophages allow for optimal removal of dead cell material and pathogens in tissues. However, the critical determinants that underlie these population responses have not been systematically studied. Read More

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A Severe Case of Siliconoma-induced Hypercalcemia due to Illicit Gluteal Silicone Injections.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2022 Mar 14;10(3):e4184. Epub 2022 Mar 14.

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, USF Morsani College of Medicine, Allentown, Pa.

Siliconoma-induced hypercalcemia is a rare complication of siliconoma, occurring secondary to a foreign body granulomatous process induced by the introduction of silicone into soft tissue. This is a case report of a woman presenting with sequelae of illicit silicone injections performed in an unknown woman's basement in Florida 20 years before presentation. A 39-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of 20-pound weight loss, malaise, and intractable vomiting with a remote history of unregulated cosmetic injections to the bilateral gluteal and thigh regions. Read More

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Suppurative thyroiditis caused by ingested fish bone in the thyroid gland: a case report on its diagnostics and surgical therapy.

BMC Surg 2022 Mar 9;22(1):92. Epub 2022 Mar 9.

Department of General, Visceral, Transplant, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Oberduerrbacherstrasse 6, 97080, Wuerzburg, Germany.

Background: Accidental ingestion of fish bone is a common cause of otolaryngological emergency. Migration of the ingested bone into the thyroid gland, however, occurs very rarely. The associated clinical presentation, symptoms and duration of discomfort are also highly variable between patients and can be diagnostically challenging. Read More

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Immortal plain gut sutures: A case report.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022 Jun 1;26:101461. Epub 2022 Mar 1.

Mid Atlantic Retina, The Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Purpose: We report the case of a 79-year-old male who presented with irritation and foreign body sensation due to the subconjunctival plain gut sutures that did not dissolve three years after undergoing pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for macular hole repair.

Observation: A 79-year-old male presented with foreign body sensation and irritation in his left eye. On slit lamp examination, the source of the foreign body sensation was two apparently intact plain gut sutures were visible under the conjunctiva, nasal and temporal to the cornea. Read More

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Surgical repair of massive hemorrhage secondary to button battery ingestion causing aortoesophageal fistula.

J Card Surg 2022 Jul 3;37(7):2112-2114. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Background: In pediatrics, foreign body ingestion poses unique challenges. Each case is unique given variability in timing, type, and size of object, compounded by underlying comorbidities and age. In the mid-1990s, mortality and morbidity associated with button battery (BB) ingestion (BBI) emerged corresponding to modification in battery fabrication towards higher voltage, large-diameter lithium cells. Read More

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Analysis of the therapeutic effect of artificial leather embedding combined with fascial sleeve flap transplantation on chronic wounds of lower limbs with bone and plate exposure.

BMC Surg 2022 Feb 26;22(1):69. Epub 2022 Feb 26.

Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Third Hospital of Bengbu, Bengbu, 233000, China.

Background: After severe trauma of lower limbs, bone, tendon or plate graft exposure is common. The traditional repair method is to use a variety of skin flap transplantation to cover the exposed part, but the wound often can not heal after operation, or the wound is cracked, ulcer, sinus, bone and steel plate are exposed again after wound healing. The reason for this result is that when the flap is covered, the space around the bone plate is not well closed, forming a dead cavity, blood and exudate accumulation, hematoma formation or infection, and finally the wound ruptures again. Read More

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February 2022

A case report of intracardiac bone cement embolization after posterior decompression and cement-enhanced pedicle screw fixation for osteoporosis and lumbar degeneration.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Feb;101(8):e28826

Department of Spine Surgery, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Rationale: Bone cement leakage is a common complication of percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) and percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) surgery and has also been reported in posterior decompression and cement-enhanced pedicle screw fixation. When bone cement leaks through the venous system, it will have serious consequences and even endanger the life of the patient, especially when the bone cement causes intracardiac embolism.

Patient Concerns: A 70-year-old woman developed chest tightness and decreased blood oxygen saturation following posterior decompression and cement-enhanced pedicle screw fixation. Read More

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February 2022

Surgical and Nonsurgical Factors Associated with Salvaging Exposed Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Hardware.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Mar;149(3):485e-495e

From the Divisions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Orthopaedics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Background: Vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) devices were designed to treat childhood scoliosis and thoracic insufficiency syndrome. Although they have drastically reduced patient mortality, they present a profound subcutaneous hardware burden. The authors examined the surgical and nonsurgical factors associated with salvage of VEPTR hardware exposures. Read More

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