International Journal of Case Reports

  • Venous Blood Gases for Femoral Line Placement Confirmation Are We Secured

    Venous Blood Gases for Femoral Line Placement Confirmation Are We Secured Mohamed Ibrahim Shoaib, Zeyad Faoor Alrais, Khalid Omar Hassan, Ahmed Hossam Awad Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A large number of central venous catheters (CVC) are placed each year in the emergency room, operation theatre and critical care units. Although rarely associated with life threatening complications, femoral CVC is known to have the highest incidence of mechanical complications. The femoral…

  • A case report of primary ovarian fibrosarcoma

    A case report of primary ovarian fibrosarcoma Paige Grenier, BSc, MD;1 Anita Agrawal, MSc, MD, FRCSC;1 Rajni Chibbar, PhD, MD, FRCPC2 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Background: Ovarian fibrosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor that should be distinguished from benign fibrous ovarian tumors and other malignancies, as it has a predilection for early and aggressive metastasis. Case: A 52-year-old woman presented with a large…

  • Fungal ball (Candida Tropicalis) causing near total occlusion of the inflow of a mitral bioprosthesis

    Fungal ball (Candida Tropicalis) causing near total occlusion of the inflow of a mitral bioprosthesis Najdat Bazarbashi,MD (+), Christos Alexiou, MD, PhD, FRCS(CTh), Mohammed Al-Otaiby*, MD Associate Specialist, Department of ENT, Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering NN16 8UZ, U.K.  A 30-year old female patient who presented with multi-organ failure due to Fungal prosthetic mitral endocarditis (Candida Tropicalis in blood cultures) and critical mitral stenosis. At emergency redo mitral valve replacement, she was found to have a near total occlusion…

  • Use of Internet for medical information by patients & its impact on Consultation time- A Patient Survey

    Use of Internet for medical information by patients & its impact on Consultation time- A Patient Survey Hemanth.K.Subrahmanyam  DLO, DOHNS ,DNB (ORL), Fellow of European Board in 0RL-HNS Associate Specialist, Department of ENT, Kettering General Hospital, Rothwell Road, Kettering NN16 8UZ, U.K. Our patient survey revealed that there is equal number of Internet user and Internet non-user patients visiting our outpatient consultation. This raises an interesting fact about the importance of the need for the present day clinician to keep…

  • Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears treated by double bundle grafting

    Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears treated by double bundle grafting 1 Mr. Sushanta Kr. Das. M. Pharm., 2 Dr. B. Valya. MS (Ortho)., 3 Dr. Sandeep Ankam. B. Pharm., Pharm. D (PB)., 4 Dr. P. Vishnu. M. Pharm., Ph.D. 1 Associate Professor & Co-ordinator, Department of Pharm. D, CMR College of Pharmacy, Kandlakoya (V), Hyderabad – 501401, Telangana State, India; 2 Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Secunderabad – 500003, Telangana State, India; 3…

  • Duodenal duplication cyst: a rare cause of gastro-intestinal obstruction

    Duodenal duplication cyst: a rare cause of gastro-intestinal obstruction  S.Jarboui ; A. Saidani, I. farhat, Z. Bokal, D. Cherif. Department of general surgery-Hopital Mahmoud El Matri –Ariana- Tunisie. University of Medicine of Tunis El manar – Tunisia. Duodenal duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies usually found in children, but rare cases have been described in adults. We report the case of a duodenal duplication cyst in a 54-year-old man who presented with a gastrointestinal obstruction inherent to endoluminal hemorrhage. Diagnosis…

  • A case report on Lassa fever and hearing loss

    A case report on Lassa fever and hearing loss: A rare occurrence and review of the literature Daniel Adekunle*, Raji Yemi Raheem**, Ijitola Julius Olowo*, Bello Temitope Oluwatobi**, Jinadu Olanrewaju Yusuf**, Ajayi Samuel Oluwole**, Olaleye Olufemi David***, Salako Babatunde Lawal**, Lasisi Olawale Akeem* * Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital Ibadan ** Nephrology unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital Ibadan *** Department of Virology, College…

  • Sudden Death in African Adult Males

    Sudden Death in African Adult Males: Case Reports and Review of Literatures Ayodele J Omotoso1, Lawson Ekpe2, Akintunde Akintomide 3, Patience Odusolu4, Martin A Nnoli1 1,Department of Pathology, University of Calabar, Calabar 2Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Calabar, Calabar 3Department of Radiology, University of Calabar, Calabar 4Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Calabar, Calabar Sudden death is common in Africans especially in males in their middle ages. With increasing evidence in reduction of life expectancy among the populace…

  • A Case Report Of A Student Stabbed During Election On Campus

    Death On Campus: A Case Report Of A Student Stabbed During Election On Campus  Omotoso J Ayodele1, Irabor I Godstime1, Ekpe E Lawson2, Odusolu O Patience3, Nnoli A Martin1, Egbe E Eja4 1Department of Pathology, University of Calabar, Calabar 2Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Calabar, Calabar 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Calabar, Calabar 4Department of Anatomy, University of Calabar, Calabar Homicide from stabbing is the commonest cause of death all over the world and unwholesome activities such…

  • Subclinical chronic sinusitis causing ventriculoperitoneal shunt sepsis

    Subclinical chronic sinusitis causing presumed ventriculoperitoneal shunt sepsis in a child 1 A. DANIEL, 2 A.O. ADELEYE 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria 2 Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, and Department of Neurological Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria Rhinosinusitis is often under diagnosed and overlooked in children. Fever as the only symptom of rhinosinusitis is rare and largely unreported….