Case Report
Published On: January 26, 2018

Cryptococcal Ilium Osteomyelitis and Pelvic Abscess in an Immunocompetent Host

Mazumder SA1*, Achebe L1, Heck R2 and Cleveland K1
Osteomyelitis and abscess due to Cryptococcus neoformans is an unusual presentation of cryptococcal illness. Infection with this organism is rare in immunocompetent hosts. We describe the case of a young female with cryptococcal ilium osteomyelitis and associated pelvic abscess. Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated fungus found in soli contaminated with pigeon excreta....

Case Report
Published On: February 9, 2018

Spinal Epidural Abscess Following Prostate Biopsy

Fukunaga A1, Negoro H1, Takada H2, Terada N3, Okuno T1, Imai K1, Ikeuchi R1, Hishiki K1, Goto T1, Sawada A1, Akamatsu S1, Saito R1, Kobayashi T1, Yamasaki T1, Inoue T1 and Ogawa O1*
Contemporary transrectal ultrasound (TRUS-guided prostate biopsy is safely carried out with only minor complications such as infection and hemorrhage. Severe infection is seldom observed and spinal epidural abscess (SEA following TRUS-guided prostate biopsy is extremely rare. Here we report a case of a 69-year-old man presenting with SEA following TRUS-guided prostate biopsy....

Clinical Image
Published On: February 22, 2018

A Large Loculated Thyroid Mass

Run Yu*
A 29-year-old, otherwise healthy female presented with a new and rapidly expanding left anterior neck mass over a month, accompanied with hoarseness of voice but without dysphagia or dyspnea. Physical examination found that the left thyroid was grossly enlarged (6cm in largest dimension) with normal overlying skin and without palpable lymph nodes in the neck. Thyroid function was normal....

Case Report
Published On: March 16, 2018

A Rare Case of Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction Presenting as Acute Limb Ischemia

Paul N, Vasudev R*, Shah P, Rampal U, Patel H, Virk H, Bikkina M and Shamoon F
Left ventricular thrombus (LVT) formation after an acute myocardial infarction (MI) is dependent on age, sex, co morbid conditions of the patient as well as the characteristics of the MI like the type of infarction, area of endocardium involved, duration of MI, inflammatory markers and tissue acoustic properties of the thrombus itself....

Case Report
Published On: April 17, 2018

A Diagnosis of Omental Infarction in a Patient Presenting with Non-Specific Abdominal Pain

Luqman MQ*, Nasim H, Jones D and Mughal AA
Omental infarction can present as an acute abdomen, but a low incidence and vague presentation mean it is only considered as a diagnosis when another more common pathology has been ruled out, e.g., appendicitis, diverticulitis, cholecystitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, etc. In earlier cases, diagnostic laparoscopy was used to diagnose this pathology...

Short Communication
Published On: April 30, 2018

Kummoona Lateral Cervical Flap for Reconstruction of Oral Defects after Cancer Surgery (LCF)

Raja Kummoona*
A number of soft tissue flaps have been used to reconstruct the orofacial region after ablative surgery and the aim is to repair a defect created by resection of tumor or defect of posttraumatic...

Case Report
Published On: June 8, 2018

Cryptococcus Neoformans Meningoencephalitis in an Immunocompetent Patient Complicated by Ogilvie’s Syndrome

Davis BJ*, Manninen ES, Mody RM, Scully SE and Sherwood JE
Maintaining a high index of suspicion for atypical infectious causes of meningoencephalitis in immunocompetent patients is critical to rapidly diagnosing and treating potentially life-threatening diseases....

Case Report
Published On: June 9, 2018

Spontaneous Decrease in Size and Change in MRI Signal Characteristics of a Colloid Cyst in a Pediatric Patient

Lal A, Tejero H* and Charif S
Colloid cysts are rare benign tumors that can cause acute obstructive hydrocephalus and sudden death. The literature indicates that many of these tumors are likely to be asymptomatic and that some may spontaneously regress in adults....

Case Report
Published On: June 22, 2018

Bilateral Symmetrical Distal Lower Limbs Phocomelia, Micrognathia/Retrognathia, Cleft Palate and Other Congenital Anomalies

Khalid Ismail Mousa Tia and Aziza Abdulla Al Ghafri*
Phocomelia is an extremely rare congenital disorder characterized by aplasia or hypoasia of the long tubular bones with more or less intact hands and feet. It is known in both autosomal recessive and sporadic forms...