Research Desk

Jan 15, 2021

Pauline Besonhe et.al. presented a case of a newborn in which surgery was necessary to free both fingers and toes from constrictive bands responsible for ischemia. In the absence of surgery, the constrictive bands can lead to amputation (pseudoainhum). The purpose of this case report is to expose the management and the role of an orthopaedic surgeon in the treatment of a collodion baby.

Jan 15, 2021

Morika Suzuki et al. report the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with fever and dysuria. Subsequent to his hospital admission he showed urinary retention and later on developed involuntary movements of the extremities, nuchal rigidity, hyperreflexia of the deep tendon reflexes, and pathological reflexes in the bilateral lower extremities. Lumbar puncture revealed elevated cerebrospinal pressure, protein count and cell count with dominant mononuclear cells. Based on the findings a diagnosis of urinary retention due to meningitis-retention syndrome (MRS) with aseptic meningitis was made. A positive polymerase chain reaction test for Epstein–Barr virus led to the identification of EBV reactivation as the cause of MRS.

Jan 14, 2021

Michael Agustin et.al. presented a case of a case of spontaneous left-side chylothorax following septic pulmonary embolization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This is a rare case of a nonmalignant, nontraumatic, and nontuberculous spontaneous chylothorax which was conservatively treated with fibrinolysis and diet modification.

Jan 14, 2021

Muhammad Umar Shahzad et al. report the uncommon presentation of tension pneumothorax in a 62-year-old man who came into the ER with dry cough, low grade fever, shortness of breath, and chest pain. The patient gave a history of T2DM, PVD, treated malignant neoplasm of the base of the tongue, diverticular disease, essential hypertension, and previous provoked pulmonary embolism. CTPA revealed right upper lobe consolidation with subtle peripheral ground glass opacification in the left upper lobe and both lower lobes and his swab came in positive for SARS-CoV-2. Following the deterioration of his condition a chest X-ray was done which demonstrated a large right-sided pneumothorax.

Jan 14, 2021

Teruhito Takakuwa et al. report the case of a 75‐year‐old male who developed high‐grade B‐cell lymphoma following treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors for CML. The patient was diagnosed with CML and was treated with imatinib which was changed to nilotinib and subsequently to bosutinib. Twenty five years later he presented with posterior neck pain and malaise and he was diagnosed with a stage III HGBCL based on findings from CT and lymph node biopsies. Bosutinib was discontinued and he was administered EPOCH‐R which led to complete remission.

Jan 13, 2021

Sam K. Touisserkani et.al. presented a case of a 35-year-old woman who presented with anosmia after recovery from COVID-19. In many cases, this chemosensitive dysfunction persisted after the negativization of the nasopharyngeal swab. The researchers report effective treatment of anosmia by oral corticosteroid therapy in a patient recovered from COVID-19.

Jan 13, 2021

Luz Angela Torres-de la Roche et al. report the resection of a retroperitoneal angio-leiomyoma in a 35-year-old female by employing a combination of laparoscopy, micro-surgical techniques and endoscopic tools. The patient presented with chronic leg pain and ultrasound and MRT revealed a mucinous cystadenoma of the left ovary. A complete resection of the retroperitoneal tumor was achieved by combining laparoscopic route, in-bag morcellation and micro-surgical techniques.

Jan 12, 2021

Chaninan Kositkuljorn et.al. presented a case of a 57-year-old male with an unusual location of Trichostasis spinulosa. Trichostasis spinulosa is considered as a common disorder; however, it is often underdiagnosed due to its asymptomatic nature. Although the condition frequently affects the face or extremities, the widespread distribution of Trichostasis spinulosa over the entire body has been once reported in a patient with chronic renal failure. 

Jan 11, 2021

Mohamed K.M. Shakir et.al. presented a case of a 63-year-old asymptomatic man was evaluated for an enhancing lesion at the distal pancreas. Physical examination was normal. Laboratory values were normal except for an elevated serum glucagon level. This case highlights the importance of continuous monitoring of neuroendocrine tumors even beyond 10 years.

Jan 11, 2021

Guimarães Rocha et al. report the case of a 31-year-old man with a history of recurrent headache with nausea, photo-, and phonophobia and diplopia. Neurological examination showed right abducent nerve palsy and bilateral papilledema and several surfaces with a diffuse low signal were observed in both MRI of the brain and spine. An elevated pressure was seen during lumbar puncture and CSF drainage and CSF analysis revealed pathologic ferritin levels. The patient experienced a temporary relief in symptoms post CSF drainage and was put on acetazolamide for the treatment of intracranial hypertension.