Thrombolysis is the gold standard of treatment for acute myocardial infarction (MI), however can be associated with haemorrhagic complications. To date, splenic rupture following thrombolysis has only been reported in those with an associated history of major trauma or splenomegaly. We report a case of a 47-year old female who developed splenic rupture… (More)
Oesophageal perforation is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition. We report a case of a young male athlete who presented to our unit with two separate areas of spontaneous oesophageal perforation.
We report the case of a 73-year-old woman who was found to have an inferior epigastric artery pseudoaneurysm caused by surgical drain placement during a laparotomy for an appendix abscess. She presented with pain around the drain site two months following surgery and intravenous contrast computed tomography (CT) revealed a right inferior epigastric artery… (More)
We describe four patients with galactorrhoea as an isolated endocrine abnormality after use of protease inhibitors (PIs) as part of both highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). This reaction may be a direct effect of PIs or may be indirectly mediated by the effect of PIs on the cytochrome P450 system, thus… (More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernias are common complications of midline closure following abdominal surgery and cause significant morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs. The 'Hughes Repair' combines a standard mass closure with a series of horizontal and two vertical mattress sutures within a single suture. This theoretically… (More)
We report a case of umbilical necrosis after a unilateral pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap in a patient post mastectomy. This uncommon complication of breast reconstruction is highlighted.