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INTRODUCTION Acute appendicitis in the setting of midgut malrotation is uncommon. Midgut malrotation commonly presents within the first month of life. A minority remain asymptomatic and may present with concomitant abdominal pathology making diagnosis difficult. PRESENTATION OF CASE This paper reports a rare case of a 73-year-old male diagnosed with acute(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous Australian studies have suggested poorer survival of patients with colorectal cancer in remote areas. To date no studies have assessed the geographic disparity in patients with metastatic disease. This retrospective cohort study looks at geographic differences in the surgical care and survival of patients with metastatic colorectal(More)
Targeted α-therapy is an experimental approach to the management of cancer. Short range α-particle radiation from a radioisotope attached to a targeting monoclonal antibody kills targeted cancer cells. Survival results are analyzed from a previously reported Phase I study of systemic targeted α-therapy for patients with stage IV metastatic melanoma or(More)
  • Franziska Held, Barry Allen, +18 authors Peter Graham
  • 2011
Actinium-227 (T1/2 = 21.8 y) is the long-lived parent of a radionuclide decay chain<lb>that includes the alpha-emitters Ra (T1/2 = 11.4 d) and Th (T1/2 = 18.7 d). Emerging<lb>applications for<lb>Ra and Th in biomedical research and radiopharmaceutical development<lb>for new cancer therapies necessitate improved isotope availability and(More)
CONTEXT The triad of acute pancreatitis, hypertriglyceridemia and diabetes is a rare occurrence. CASE REPORT A previously well 19-year-old male presented to the emergency department with 24-hour history of epigastric pain, associated with polyuria and nausea. Biochemical markers showed the presence of hyperglycemia (blood sugar level 15 mmol/L) and(More)
Arterial occlusion following blunt trauma is an uncommon occurrence. We report an unusual case of delayed external iliac artery occlusion in a young male following blunt abdominal injury. He was successfully treated with thromboendarterectomy and saphenous vein patch repair. There have only been a handful of documented cases occurring in the paediatric(More)
Neuroendocrine tumours are rare and have been reported to arise in a number of structures within the head and neck. We present the case of a 55-year-old lady who presented a T1-N2-M0 neuroendocrine tumour of the tongue and right level 2A lymphadenopathy. The patient underwent a partial right-sided glossectomy and a modified radical neck dissection. Given(More)
The introduction of seatbelts to legislation has dramatically reduced mortality and morbidity from motor vehicle accidents. However, overtime evidence has emerged of 'seatbelt syndrome' (SBS), particularly in the paediatric population. The report describes the diagnosis and management of this rare injury in a 12-year-old boy who sustained a chance lumbar(More)
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