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Lung hernia is a rare occurrence. Consequently there is little literature providing guidance to effective management. Classified as congenital or acquired, there are fewer than 300 cases described in current literature (1). We describe a unique method for the management of spontaneous rib...
Benign pathologies demonstrated after a Whipples resection (pancreatoduodenectomy) for pancreatic and peri-ampullary lesions are relatively uncommon. Here we report two cases where a Whipples procedure was undertaken for suspected pancreaticobiliary cancer and where the final histology revealed,...
Thigh subcutaneous emphysema is an usual orthopaedic presentation normally associated with musculoskeletal problems or penetrating wounds. But, sometimes it can be related to abdominal pathology. We present a case of subcutaneous emphysema of the thigh secondary to para-caecal abscess.
We report a case of an acute necrotizing supraglottitis in a healthy patient. Only seven cases of necrotizing epiglottitis/supraglottitis have been reported in medical literature; all in immunocompromised patients. The features and characteristics of necrotizing epiglottitis are discussed with...
Acute appendicitis, as well as intestinal obstruction, is a common surgical emergencies. Both the conditions can present as an acute abdomen, however the diagnosis of acute appendicitis can be overlooked when it presents as a small bowel obstruction. Difficulties in correctly identifying the...
Carotid body tumours cause characteristic splaying of the internal and external carotid arteries, known as Lyre Sign. Vagal paragangliomas are rare tumours that arise from glomus cells along the length of the vagus nerve. We present a case in which a vagal paraganglioma has arisen from the vagus...
Lipomas of the alimentary tract are rare tumours that can mimic malignant lesions. They are often small and asymptomatic although larger tumours can present with intusussception or as abdominal masses. We present a case of a transverse colon submucosal lipoma masquerading as a colonic...
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