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Afferent loop syndrome (ALS) is a rare complication of Billroth-II gastrojejunostomy. Most cases of ALS are caused by obstruction from adhesions, kinking at the anastomosis, internal hernia, stomal stenosis, malignancy, or inflammation surrounding the anastomosis. A 61-years old man, who had undergone gastric resection 30 years before, was admitted at(More)
Intestinal duplication is an uncommon congenital abnormality, with potential life-threatening complications, usually manifesting in childhood. Due to its non-specific clinical presentation as well as its resemblance to other abdominal processes at imaging, the differential diagnosis may be very difficult. This case report describes a young female adult(More)
We report a case of a 92-year-old man complaining of epigastric pain, which an US first and a CT scan later revealed to be related to a large gallstone causing cholecystitis. After the patient had refused surgical treatment for this condition, he was again referred to our Emergency Department presenting with a clinical picture of gastric obstruction. A new(More)
Tumoral calcinosis is a rare and benign hereditary tumor-like periarticular calcium deposit. It is painless and it is found commonly around large joints such as hip, shoulder and elbow. The condition predominately affects young black African patients with an equal gender ratio. In this report, a case of primary idiopathic localized tumoral calcinosis in a(More)
This is a report of a case of cystic hygroma of the neck in a female child. Cystic hygroma is a rare congenital malformation of the lymphatic system, most frequently detected in the head and neck region. Ultrasound is considered as being the first level study to investigate a suspected mass suggestive of cystic hygroma. The Authors describe the main(More)
Contrast medium Induced Nephropathy (CIN) is the third most common cause of renal failure for inpatients and represents the 10% of all Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) occurring during hospital-stay. It is associated with prolonged hospitalization, cost increase and, above all, an unfavourable shortand long-term prognosis with acceleration of chronic renal disease(More)
Bilateral adrenal hemorrhage is a rare condition, which is burdened by potentially life-threatening consequences related to the development of acute adrenal insufficiency. Despite treatment with stress-dose glucocorticoids, a mortality rate of 15% has been reported, which varies according to the severity of underlying predisposing illness and could be much(More)
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