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We describe a case of chylopericardium post orthotopic heart transplant, having had previous cardiac surgeries. This was managed conservatively for a prolonged period after which the patient recovered. We emphasise the fact that medical management works although the recovery time may be prolonged.
We present the case of a 51-year-old man who was admitted as an emergency with spontaneous thrombosis of the aortic valve and ascending aorta. At operation he was found to have a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve and subsequent investigation revealed primary antiphospholipid syndrome. He...
This teaching case report represents an unusual example of a neck mass in a previously healthy individual. The presence of a new neck mass is a relatively common head and neck problem and requires a full work up including a complete history and physical examination. With respect to our patient,...
The cause of pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is poorly understood although there is strong evidence that obesity plays a role in its development. This report describes a patient with medically intractable PTC, who had continued symptoms despite undergoing a ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt. Following...
An 18 year-old-male sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen which required an uneventful hepatorrhaphy. He later returned with a large right effusion and was diagnosed with a chylothorax. The output was persistent despite conservative measures. Thoracotomy with attempted thoracic duct ligation...
We describe a case of an acute paraoesophageal hernia in the early post-operative period following a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Patient developed intraoperative tension pneumothorax requiring an immediate chest drain and subsequently needed respiratory support of a continuous positive...
Diaphragmatic injuries due to thoraco-abdominal penetrating trauma may often go unnoticed at the initial admission, especially in patients who are asymptomatic, with stable hemodynamic and respiratory parameters. Such occult diaphragmatic perforations can result in latent morbidity and mortality...
We present a rare case of a vesicocutaneous fistula secondary to two large bladder calculi in a patient with spina bifida. A 62 year old lady presented with swelling of her right thigh and a calcified mass protruding through the subcutaneous tissues of her right groin. Urine was seen to be...
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