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Most foreign bodies in the chest do their damage at the time of injury. While needle-like objects may migrate (6), delayed intrathoracic injury is rare. Delayed transthoracic penetration of the heart by a staple is reported, and is felt to be unique because acute hemopericardium resulted 30 days after the time of initial injury. The principles of… (More)
Traumatic perforation of the gallbladder is relatively infrequent and is rare as an isolated lesion. The unique aspect of this case is the diagnosis of traumatic gallbladder perforation based on plain abdominal roentgenographic evidence of free intraperitoneal cholelithiasis.
The safety and efficacy of enteral feeding by needle catheter jejunostomy has prompted its use after many major gastrointestinal operations. Indeed, the technical complications of this procedure are infrequent. This report details the development of massive pneumatosis intestinalis associated with elemental feeding via jejunostomy. The proposed etiology… (More)
We treated 27 cases of arterial thromboembolism, including nine thrombosed grafts, with intra-arterial (IA) streptokinase. Complete lysis without significant residual lesions was achieved in eight (30%) of the cases, and partial lysis with sustained improvement was achieved in an additional six cases (22%). Partial lysis revealing inaccessible residual… (More)