Spontaneous Lung Herniation after Coughing: A Case Series
Robbert Jan Herman Knoef, TM Wemeijer, P Steenvoorde and R de Groot
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: August 30, 2020
Lung tissue protruding out the thoracic cavity is a rare phenomenon called a lung hernia or pneumocele. Most often lung hernias are acquired as a result of trauma or past surgical interventions. In the absence of prior injuries, spontaneous herniation of the lung occurs in small number patients. Since the first documented occurrence in the 15th century there are very limited reported cases, making a spontaneous lung hernia an exceptionally rare diagnosis. Surgical intervention can be considered ...
Successful Management of Penetrating Cardiac Injury: Case Report
Carlos Pacheco Molina, Hector Vergara Miranda, Oscar Rene Garcia de Leon, Ilse Andrea Moreno Arquieta and Gerardo Enrique Munoz Maldonado
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 30, 2020
Penetrating Cardiac Injury (PCI) is a rare but life-threatening clinical condition in trauma patients. According to previous reports, incidence of PCI admissions to trauma centers has been reported to be of 0.16%, with heterogeneous survival rates being as low as 3% and as high as 84%. This type of injury is a clinical challenge for surgeons due to its short therapeutic window and the fact that its treatment is dictated by the underlying mechanism of injury and hemodynamic status of the patient....
Orbital Penetrating Injury by Bamboo-Stick, Mimicking Air in Computed Tomography: A Case Study
Michael Pesis, Navot Givol, Anatoliy Ilgiyaev and Ronit Yagev
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 14, 2020
A case report of a penetrating foreign wooden body that was not identified as such on physical examination but was demonstrated on CT scan. A 25-year-old man arrived sedated to the emergency room (ER). On physical examination, a wooden foreign body was observed on the right side of the upper lip. On CT scan, an air mimicking cylinder foreign body was noticed. 3D reconstruction demonstrated a cylinder-shapedobject penetrating into the orbit, breaking the orbital floor, deflecting the globe crania...
Imaging Modality and Management of Hepatic Injury in the Trauma Setting
Anthony J Brusnahan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 20, 2020
Through the use of imaging, liver injuries in the setting of blunt abdominal trauma have become easier to grade. These liver injury grades, formed by The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, have been used to recommend operative versus non-operative management. However, the utilization of a relatively new approach offered by the World Society of Emergency Surgery is taking hemodynamic stability into account. As a result, more patients with severe liver injuries are being managed non-o...