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Case Report  |   Volume 4, Issue 11

Methemoglobinemia after Local Anesthesia with Prilocaine in a Newborn after Aortic Coarctation Repair: A Case Report

Dilek Altun, Adnan Yüksek, Ahmet Arnaz, Yusuf Kenan Yalçınbaş and Tayyar Sarıoğlu

Prilocaine, widely used local anesthetic, can cause methemoglobinemia in pediatric patients even in therapeutic doses. Although complications related to local anesthesia are rare, it may occur especially in pediatric population when used in large doses exceeding the safe limits. Local anesthetic agent oxidizes hemoglobin and may cause methemoglobinemia.

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Case Report  |   Volume 4, Issue 11

Tetanus after Application of Traditional Topical on Severe Burn

Irie bi GS, Asse KV, Pete Y, Kadiane NJ, Nda-koffi C, Ogondon B, Kouadio S, Kouame KE, Boua N and Yapo Brouh

The possibility of the occurrence of tetanus after application of a traditional topical for the treatment of a severe burn is a reality in tropical environment. This is true for this case.

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Case Report  |   Volume 4, Issue 11

Aggressive Resection of Cervical Desmoid Tumor Invading the Paraspinal Muscles without Recurrence at Eight Year Followup: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Daniel G Eichberg, Timur Urakov and Steven Vanni

To provide an overview of head, neck, and spine Desmoid Tumor (DT), to describe the case of a patient who underwent aggressive surgical resection of a large invasive cervical DT, and to analyze the DT literature. We discuss the importance of aggressive surgical margins in decreasing recurrence risk in head, neck, and spine DTs.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410193