INTRODUCTION Patients with mechanical small-bowel obstructions usually present with abdominal pain, vomiting, absolute constipation and varying degrees of abdominal distention. Causes can be classified as benign or malignant, or as extra- or intraluminal. A bezoar occurs most commonly in patients with impaired gastrointestinal motility. In edentulous older… (More)
INTRODUCTION We describe a case of rare complication of typhoid fever in a seven-year-old child and review the literature with regard to other rare causes of bleeding per rectum. Dieulafoy's lesion is an uncommon but important cause of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding. Dieulafoy's lesion located extragastrically is rare. We report a case of typhoid ulcer… (More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to identify that the differences in the natural history of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis may be reflected in differences in the expression of procoagulant protein factors. METHODS Carotid artery plaques were obtained from 33 symptomatic and 4 asymptomatic patients with internal carotid… (More)
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is the constellation of symptoms caused by compression of neurovascular structures at the superior aperture of the thorax, properly the thoracic inlet! The diagnosis and treatment is contentious and some even question its existence. Symptoms are often confused with distal compression neuropathies or cervical radiculopathies.