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The plastic surgeon rarely encounters patients with factitious disorders. The syndrome of Münchausen by proxy is a part of it. We put the point on this syndrome through a clinical observation of an eight-year-old girl victim of parental abuse.
Penetrating cardiac and great vessels trauma is life threatening and a surgical challenge. We relate an unusual case of pulmonary artery injury secondary to an accidental trauma by a nail gun. Surgical repair was late but successful.
Bilateral renal infarction is a complication of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, ever described in the literature. We illustrate this complication by a clinical observation and underline the interest of taking a prevention action.
BACKGROUND Patients with the homozygous sickle cell disease have increased perioperative mortality. Some indications like heart valve surgery, may justify an exchange blood transfusion to reduce the proportion of hemoglobin S (HbS) and complications. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We report two female cases aged 20 and 27, of African origin with homozygous sickle… (More)