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Head trauma is exceedingly common in children, but rarely presents as a penetrating injury to the skull. Most of the recommendations on evaluation, management, and follow-up of such injuries are based on the adult literature. We report a case of penetrating head injury from a tapered metal object...
Spasm of the sphincter of Oddi is a well-recognized effect of the narcotic class of drugs. Although it is usually clinically silent, such spasm occasionally causes debilitating pain that may be mistaken for more serious disorders. We present the case of a patient who had undergone cholecystectomy...
Historically, most of the acute complications of prematurity have occurred in the neonatal intensive care unit, not in the Emergency Department (ED). It is becoming increasingly common, however, for premature infants to be discharged from the hospital before they have reached a postconceptual age...