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This is a report of two cases of tetraplegia complicating fat embolism after fracture of long bones. In the first case, a 26 year-old male sustained fractures of femur and tibia. One day after admission, the patient became comatose (Glasgow coma score = 6) with dyspnaea and petechiae present on the anterior chest wall. In second case, a 22 year-old man with(More)
Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy is a serious condition and diagnosis is often difficult. The authors report the case of a 32-year-old woman in the 32nd week of her fifth pregnancy, in which the outcome was fatal for both mother and child. The cause of pancreatitis during pregnancy has been attributed to many factors, chiefly cholelithiasis. A number of(More)
A case of polyradiculoneuritis, resembling Guillain-Barre syndrome, was reported during the sixth month of a first gestation. The patient was seventeen years old and also had toxaemia of pregnancy. The interaction between polyradiculoneuritis and pregnancy is slight and carries little risk of prematurity. Plasma exchange procedures can be used in pregnant(More)
Nosocomial urinary tract infection is the most frequent nosocomial infection in many care units. Its main risk factor is the presence of a bladder catheter. Prevention is based upon the enforcement of hygiene recommendations which are not always carefully applied everywhere. We report a prospective study concerning 328 patients divided into two gropus.(More)
Many brain complications occur during eclampsia with various degree of gravity. The pathogenesis of these lesions continues to be a source of considerable controversy. Five cases of eclampsia with severe neurologic manifestations were treated in our surgical intensive care unit. The CT image appeared to be related to haemorrhagic lesions (3 cases) and(More)
We report two cases of tetraplegia caused by cervical stab wounds. In the first one, in a 34-year-old patient, the injury caused an immediate tetraplegia from cervical spine section and had a rapid lethal outcome. The second case occurred in a 30-year-old woman, who experienced a progressive tetraplegia associated with a Brown-Séquard syndrome from an(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological hemorrhagic complications are unusual in hemophiliacs. Extradural hematoma is an exception, particularly at the cervical level. Less than 10 cases have been reported in the literature. We report a new case which was the inaugural sign of hemophilia A. CASE REPORT Moderate hemophilia A was revealed by post-traumatic cervical(More)