Supraglottitis secondary to Haemophilus influenzae serotype f infection: Case report and review of literature
Introduction: Haemophilus influenzae is an important human pathogen capable of causing serious invasive disease. The H. influenzae serotype b (Hib) conjugate vaccine successfully reduced the incidence of invasive Hib disease globally, revealing the significance of other H. influenzae serotypes. The emergence of H. influenzae type f (Hif) invasive disease has been reported worldwide. Case report: We identified a case of supraglottitis secondary to Hif in a 57-year-old female from northwestern Ontario without significant predisposing conditions. We describe the clinical presentation, disease progression, and outcome. The case is discussed in the context of current epidemiology of invasive Hif disease. Conclusion: This report emphasizes the severity of Hif invasive disease and the need for continued surveillance at the international level. We call for the development of health promotion strategies and the consideration of a vaccine against this organism.
Warthin-like variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (WLV-PTC) is a recently described rare variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma with favorable prognosis. We present a rare case of WLV-PTC in a 29-year-old female patient with graves’ disease along with emphasis on the difficulty of positive diagnosis both clinically and histologically since the association of thyroid nodules with Graves’ disease is not common and this variant of thyroid cancer is frequently misdiagnosed with other subtypes.
Metastasis to the breast from extramammary carcinoma are uncommon. A 63-year-old male presented with abdominal pain resistant to treatment. On clinical examination, the abdomen was soft, depressible but sensitive in the left upper quadrant. Palpation of the right breast revealed a subcutaneous mobile nodule, mobile, measuring 1.5 cm long axis. A whole-body CT was requested and showed a metastatic pancreatic. Mammogram and breast ultrasound showed a relatively well limited nodule of the right breast measuring 22 mm. The patient underwent a breast lumpectomy Final haematoxylin and eosin (HE) and immunochemistry staining of the tumour and immunochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of a metastasis to the breast from pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The patient died within 2 months of initial diagnosis.
We present a patient diagnosed with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy at 30 weeks 6 days of gestation. She presented with complaint of pruritus associated with hepatic cytolysis and elevated transaminases revealed by laboratory tests. The emphasis must be laid on importance of early diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy to improve the fetal prognosis and to eliminate other severe conditions associated with hepatic cytoloysis syndrome and pruritus.
The knowledge about the formation and relation of the portal vein is important for surgeons. The variation in the level of formation and the pattern of formation of portal vein is a cause of concern during surgical procedures. An abnormal formation of portal vein that was encountered during routine dissection is reported. The portal vein was formed by the union of splenic vein, superior mesenteric vein and inferior mesenteric veins. Identification of these variations is useful in managing traumatic rupture of the mesentery.
Bronchial Artery Embolization for Life-Threatening Massive Hemoptysis in a young female patient: A case report
Introduction: Massive hemoptysis is a potentially life-threatening respiratory emergency mandating immediate management. It is defined as expectoration of 300 to 600 mL of blood in a period of 24 hours. The most common etiologies include bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, neoplasm, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and other infections. While only five percent of hemoptysis is massive, some studies report a mortality rate of up to 80 percent in this subgroup, mainly due to asphyxiation. One of the novel ways to manage the later condition is transarterial embolization of the bronchial artery, which is minimally invasive, well tolerated relatively safe procedure. Here we present a case presents with massive hemoptysis due to iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula happened as a complication of previous right middle lobectomy treated successfully by coils. Case presentation: A 25-year-old female patient, a known case of right middle lobectomy 3 years ago due to lobar bronchiectasis presented complaining of less than one day of dyspnea and hemoptysis which was moderate in amount of fresh red blood, there was no fever, cough, recent history of upper respiratory tract infection, chest pain, symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, or anticoagulant use. On examination, the patient was generally ill, conscious, oriented, with average body built, without pallor, not in respiratory distress. She was vitally stable as the blood pressure was 100/65 mmHg, the pulse was 90 beats per minute, respiratory rate was 21 per minute, and temperature was 38.2 C.. Chest examination revealed decreased breath sounds on the right lung, no added sounds and otherwise it was normal. The cardiovascular system examination, neurological examination, abdominal examination, lower limbs examination was normal. Complete blood count was done, and it revealed: hemoglobin level of 14.6 mg/dl, platelet 186.000 per microliter and white blood cells count of 4100 per microliter. Coagulation studies were slightly abnormal as the PT was 15…
Introduction: Large posterior vaginal wall inclusion cysts are rarely reported. According to our review, this case is the largest such cyst reported after posterior vaginal repair. Aim: We present the successful excision of a very large posterior vaginal wall inclusion cyst that developed after posterior vaginal wall repair. Methods: A 44 year old patient presented with a 7 cm symptomatic posterior vaginal wall cyst 5 years after posterior vaginal wall repair. She underwent aspiration of the cyst twice with recurrence before successful surgical excision. Results: The patient recovered without complications. Histopathology revealed a benign inclusion cyst. Conclusions: Although most epidermal inclusion cysts are asymptomatic and can be managed expectantly, cysts that enlarge or become symptomatic should be excised surgically.