Eamon C. Francis

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We report a rare case that highlights acute pancreatitis as the protagonist of Fournier's Gangrene. This patient was treated with a radical debridement of his perineum at presentation and subsequently reconstructed with split thickness skin grafting. This is an unusual aetiology of necrotizing fasciitis with only one other case reported in the literature.(More)
Impalement injuries of the oral cavity are common in children and the potential for serious complications including internal carotid artery thrombosis can be unnoticed. We present a patient who sustained a penetrating injury in which a "tin whistle" caused herniation of the parotid gland which was not detected on clinical examination. We discuss the(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumocephalus is uncommon in craniofacial trauma and a rare occurrence in non-contact sports. It may be asymptomatic or present with signs of increased intracranial pressure and the majority of cases will resolve with conservative management. However, there should be a high index of clinical suspicion to recognise, diagnose, and manage it(More)
Schwannomas are indolent benign lesions arising from schwann cells in the nerve. They are especially rare in the paediatric population. We report an interesting case of a swelling in the upper neck, which highlights an atypical presentation of this tumour, as well as the complex details of its clinical, radiological, and surgical management.
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