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Acute thyroid abscess is rare, however this report describes the case of a 71-year-old male with an acute thyroid abscess resulting from oesophageal perforation who was successfully treated with antibiotic (cefotaxime sodium), neck exploration and a right subtotal thyroidectomy. The patient reported ingesting a fish bone and, although this had been(More)
The majority of cardiac tumors are metastatic neoplasms, but primary cardiac tumors are also an important cause of patient morbidity and mortality and occur in 3/1000 of all individuals. About half of primary cardiac tumors and 75% of benign primary cardiac tumors are myxomas. Lipomas, rhabdomyomas, and fibromas make up the majority of the remaining benign(More)
Clopidogrel is a new oral antiplatelet agent with structure and mechanism of action similar to ticlopidine. It has replaced ticlopidine for many years due to significantly lower side effects and simpler dosing regimen. Cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) associated with clopidogrel were reported in recent(More)
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