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Case Report  |   Volume 4, Issue 8

The Unpredictably Deadly Twist: A Case of Acute Mesenteric Ischaemia after Successful Gastrectomy

Salvatore Marchese, Yassar Ahmed Qureshi and Ashish Rohatgi
Abstract

A 73-year-old woman underwent total gastrectomy for cancer. Postoperative course was uneventful until day five when she felt unwell, showing distended and tender abdomen. Developed acute kidney injury and metabolic acidosis with a lactate level of 13.5 mmol/L.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410183

Research Article  |   Volume 4, Issue 8

Brown Adipose Tissue and Disease: New Insights from Historical Data

Peter Aldiss, Patricia Burton, Shalini Ojha, Helen Budge and Michael E Symonds
Abstract

At birth Perirenal Adipose Tissue (PrAT) exhibits a brown-like phenotype and then becomes phenotypically white with ageing and obesity, potentially contributing to the onset of chronic disease. Little is known about the composition of PrAT in the later years of life and whether it is modulated by different types of disease.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410182

Clinical Image  |   Volume 4, Issue 8

Accidental Ingestion of a Dental Bridge

Salvatore Marchese, Rosario Vecchio and Eva Intagliata
Abstract

A 44-year-old female presented at the accident and emergency service for having swallowed a dental bridge few hours before during dinner. At the time of the visit, she was completely asymptomatic and no abdominal discomfort was reported. She had no background of mental disorder or misuse of alcohol or other drugs.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410181

Case Report  |   Volume 4, Issue 8

Cervical Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumomediastinum, Pneumoperitoneum and Pneumoretroperitoneum after Therapeutic Colonoscopy without Obvious Colon Perforation - A Case Report

Emese Ivany, Mark Philip Marcus and Tamas Molnar
Abstract

We present a case of a 68-year-old man who underwent control colonoscopy 10 years after sigmoid resection due to a previous adenocarcinoma. An ascending colon polypectomy was performed by endoscopic mucosa resection and a sessile polyp was resected from the sigmoid colon.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410180

Case Report  |   Volume 4, Issue 8

Endovascular Treatment of Blunt Traumatic Injury to the Brachial Artery: Case Report and Review of the Literature

RR Smeets, A Ryckx, AG Krasznai, CJJM Sikkink and LH Bouwman
Abstract

Blunt traumatic injury to the subclavian, axillary or brachial artery is uncommon and could have devastating consequences. Historically open repair is performed however reports of successful endovascular treatments are increasing. A case is described of a seventy one-year-old patient with a blunt injury to his right arm after being crushed in a closing hydraulic door of a truck.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410179


Volume 4
Issue 8