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Meralgia paresthetica is a rarely encountered sensory mononeuropathy characterized by paresthesia, pain or sensory impairment along the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) caused by entrapment or compression of the nerve as it crossed the anterior superior iliac spine and runs beneath the inguinal ligament. There is great variability(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the heterogeneity of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), methods for cell expansion in culture and the effects on gene expression are critical factors that need to be standardized for preparing MSCs. We investigated gene expression patterns of MSCs with different seeding densities and culture times. METHODS Bone marrow-derived MSCs(More)
Tracheomegaly or tracheobronchomegaly is a rare syndrome that consists of marked dilatation of the trachea and the major bronchi, and this is usually due to a congenital defect of the elastic and muscle fibers of the tracheobroncheal tree. Physicians have had only limited experience with performing anesthesia in patients with this type of syndrome. This(More)
OBJECTIVE Maxillary sinus hypoplasia (MSH) is a radiologically detectable abnormality of the maxillary sinus that can be associated with sinusitis. Symptomatic MSH patients with a patent ostiomeatal complex (MSHPO) constitute a particular therapeutic challenge. METHODS Ostiomeatal unit CT scans of 1293 patients with various sinonasal symptoms such as(More)
Moyamoya disease is a rare progressive occlusive disease of the internal carotid arteries. We report a case of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia in a patient with Moyamoya disease presenting for Cesarean section. Hypotension associated with spinal anesthesia for Cesarean section is the most common and serious adverse effect despite the use of uterine(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare lower motor neurone disease in which anesthetic management is often difficult as a result of muscle weakness, hypersensitivity to non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, and succinylcholine induced hyperkalemia. We describe a 50-year-old patient with type IV SMA for synovectomy. We decided to use an epidural(More)
BACKGROUND In cesarean section (c-sec) it is known that women receiving spinal anesthesia have decreased intraoperative blood loss compared to women receiving general anesthesia. However, we should always consider postoperative bleeding (postpartum bleeding) that may follow. The amount of postpartum bleeding can be substantial. Therefore, we sought to(More)
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