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1/11. Bilateral hand oedema related to acupuncture.

    We report the case of bilateral hand swelling following acupuncture therapy for chronic low back pain. Despite thorough history, examination and laboratory testing no systemic cause for the swelling could be elicited. This case highlights the incomplete knowledge of acupuncture mechanisms and that limited acupuncture therapy can have significant adverse effects.
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2/11. When a mastoid swelling is not mastoiditis.

    A case is reported of swelling over the mastoid process due to subgaleal abscess possibly secondary to trivial cutaneous trauma. The diagnosis was difficult as subgaleal abscess is an extremely rare condition especially after the advent of the antibiotic era. The route of entry of the infection to the subgaleal space was unclear as there was no skin puncture. The absence of substantial trauma excluded subgaleal haematoma as a precondition. We would like to discuss the possible aetiologies and the management of this rare case in the light of the limited information available in the world literature.
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3/11. A case of myoedema and normal pressure hydrocephalus.

    A cachectic 55-year-old man presented with ataxia and metabolic instability. On physical examination, he had prominent myoedema in all muscle groups. In addition, a CT scan and lumbar puncture showed extensive nonobstructive hydrocephalus. Further clinical evaluation revealed elevated creatine phosphokinase and liver enzyme levels, although the patient was euthyroid. The patient improved neurologically and metabolically with supportive therapy but the myoedema persisted. Previous cases have emphasized that myoedema is a localized, electrically silent, benign myopathic disorder of unknown cause. As with a previous case with ventricular enlargement, myoedema may be part of systemic pathology. Finally, as in most other reports, myoedema is a rare condition; only 3 cases (of 44) with palpable (but not visible) myoedema were uncovered in this study.
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4/11. spinal cord injury in a child caused by an accidental dural puncture with a single-shot thoracic epidural needle.

    IMPLICATIONS: A child experienced a spinal cord injury by an accidental dural puncture during thoracic epidural anesthesia. A magnetic resonance image was used for diagnosis and treatment.
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5/11. Postlaparoscopic vulvar edema, a rare complication.

    Two cases of unilateral labial edema occurred after laparoscopic presacral neurectomy and were associated with massive chylous ascites. One woman was cured by a second laparoscopy to repair the chylous leakage. In the other, vulvar edema subsided in 2 days and chyloperitoneum subsided spontaneously in 3 weeks. The mechanism of postlaparoscopic vulvar edema is believed to be similar to that of Conn's postparacentesis labial edema, in which the unhealed puncture tract permits ascites to travel through and accumulate in the labia majora.
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6/11. Atypical Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease or new uveomeningitic syndrome?

    PURPOSE: To report on a patient affected by bilateral intermediate uveitis (IU) as the initial sign of an uveomeningitic syndrome. methods: Thorough history, physical examination and ancillary laboratory and radiological testing were performed in this observational case study. RESULTS: A 23-year-old Caucasian man developed bilateral IU, primarily diagnosed as "idiopathic" since a detailed etiologic work-up was not indicative of underlying disease. Seven months later, he presented with poliosis and vitiligo. Lumbar puncture revealed cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis. Optical coherence tomography showed bilateral subclinical macular edema (ME). The visual acuity was still 20/20 in both eyes. Clinical, laboratory and radiological results did not fit into any known syndrome. CONCLUSIONS: According to all the tests performed, the disease in our patient is a uveomeningitic disease with IU and ME which could be interpreted as an atypical form of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease or a new uveomeningitic syndrome because there is no evidence for any other known disease.
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7/11. Coexistence of papular mucinosis and systemic amyloidosis associated with lambda-type IgD paraproteinemia.

    The patient is an obese, 55-year-old woman. She noticed purpura at several sites when she was 49 years old. She visited our clinic with a chief complaint of exertional dyspnea at 51 years of age. physical examination revealed localized edema in the left chest wall and lower abdomen with translucent papules in the center. macroglossia, hemorrhagic macules, loss of axillary and pubic hairs, and goose-egg sized swellings of submaxillary lymph nodes were also found. Laboratory data were within the normal range except an increase of IgD and low ECG voltage. Bone-marrow puncture revealed an increase (27%) of plasma cells with some atypicality. serum immunoelectrophoresis clarified IgD lambda-type paraproteinemia and lambda-type Bence Jones proteinemia. Histologically, edema with an increase in GAG was conspicuous in the circumscribed areas of the middle dermis. Amyloid deposition was clarified in the walls of arterioles in the deep dermis.
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8/11. acetylcholinesterase--a specific marker for cerebrospinal fluid.

    An oedematous pre-eclamptic patient received lumbar epidural analgesia during labour. Clear fluid leaked from the skin puncture site for 4 days. The fluid was analysed using protein electrophoresis for cholinesterase enzymes and was found not to contain the cerebrospinal fluid specific form of the enzyme, acetylcholinesterase. The sensitivity of this test was explored using serial dilutions of cerebrospinal fluid. It is now possible to say that the leaking fluid did not contain cerebrospinal fluid.
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9/11. Radionuclide venography of lower limbs by subcutaneous injection: a clinical evaluation.

    SC-RNV, radionuclide venography by subcutaneous injection of Tc-99m pertechnetate at acupuncture points K-3, a new alternative of lower limb venography, was recently developed in our clinical laboratory. In some of the previous studies, we have proved its superiority to radionuclide venography by intravenous injection. The current investigation was conducted to understand the reliability of SC-RNV in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Fifty-seven cases with lower leg edema, from Nov., 1989 through Oct., 1990, received both SC-RNV and duplex US for causative evaluation. As a result of duplex US, 26 were considered normal (non-DVT), 19 were classified as unilateral DVT, and 12 as bilateral DVT. In nineteen cases (61%, 19/31) with DVT also a XCT and/or a CV (contrast venography) was taken, that showed compatible results. All of the non-DVT had a normal pattern of SC-RNV, all of the unilateral DVT had unilateral impairment of deep vein drainage in SC-RNV, and all of the bilateral DVT had impaired deep venous drainage bilaterally in SC-RNV. It is therefore concluded that SC-RNV is one of the best choices among available non-invasive lower-limb venographic methods.
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10/11. Delayed cutaneous fluid leak from the puncture hole after removal of an epidural catheter.

    A case of a delayed but persistent cutaneous fluid leak from a puncture hole following removal of an epidural catheter is presented. The fluid was subsequently found not to be cerebrospinal but interstitial oedema fluid. This case demonstrates the importance of performing simple investigations on any such fluid before ordering more complex tests.
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