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1/211. liver abscess secondary to fish bone penetration of the gastric wall: a case report.

    An unusual case of liver abscess caused by fish bone perforation of the stomach is presented in this report. A 65-year-old woman was admitted to the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital for abdominal pain, fever and chills. physical examination revealed anemia and tenderness in the epigastrium. Laboratory data showed leukocytosis and abnormal liver function. Computerized tomography of the abdomen disclosed a huge abscess in the left lobe of the liver. Exploratory laparotomy was performed and a fish bone, 3.7 cm in length, was found perforating the stomach with penetration into the left lobe of the liver, resulting in a hepatic abscess. drainage of the liver abscess with removal of the fish bone and simple closure of the gastric perforation were performed. The patient recovered uneventfully.
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2/211. Shortening of a unit rod protruding into the hip joint: case report and description of a surgical technique.

    A unit rod is a well-accepted method of posterior spinal instrumentation in patients with cerebral palsy (CP). Several types of complications after the use of a unit rod were reported, including penetration through the medial wall of the pelvis. A patient who underwent anterior and posterior spinal fusion with unit-rod instrumentation was found to have penetration of the unit rod into a dysplastic hip joint. The pelvic limb of the rod was shortened with a burr through an anterolateral approach to the iliac bone. This procedure was associated with a lower blood loss than was previously reported for revisions of unit rods. There was no need for hardware removal and therefore no loss of correction. The unit rod may be shortened before surgery to prevent this problem. The described procedure is a simple way of correcting penetration of a unit-rod limb into the hip joint.
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3/211. Hepatic abscess due to gastric perforation by ingested fish bone demonstrated by computed tomography.

    Perforation of the gastrointestinal tract by ingested foreign bodies is rare. Preoperative diagnosis of complications due to foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract can rarely be achieved because the conventional radiographic appearance is nonspecific. This report describes a 69-year-old woman who presented with vague clinical manifestations, intermittent abdominal pain, and low-grade fever. Hepatic abscess, secondary to a foreign body penetrating the gastric wall, was diagnosed preoperatively using computed tomography findings. On exploration, the foreign body turned out to be a fish bone. The abscess was confirmed and drained during surgery and a partial gastrectomy was performed. This case illustrates the value of CT in the evaluation of this condition.
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4/211. Cervical spondylodiscitis after removal of a fishbone. A case report.

    STUDY DESIGN: A case report of cervical spondylodiscitis after removal of a lodged fishbone. OBJECTIVES: To present a rare case of cervical spondylodiscitis and to inform the readers that a lodged fishbone can give rise to this complication after its removal. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In the literature, only one mention of this complication was found. methods: The literature, clinical presentation, technical examinations, and treatment are reviewed. RESULTS: Prolonged antibiotic treatment and immobilization of the cervical spine resulted in a cure of the spondylodiscitis. CONCLUSIONS: After removal of a lodged fishbone, a cervical spondylodiscitis is possible, but this is a very rare complication. In this patient, conservative treatment resulted in a cure of the infection. Successive magnetic resonance imaging investigations showed the extent of the destruction of the vertebral bodies and disc very well, as well as the curation of the spondylodiscitis after 5 months.
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5/211. Transorbital-transpetrosal penetrating cerebellar injury--case report.

    A 4-year-old boy presented with a transorbital-transpetrosal penetrating head injury after a butter knife had penetrated the left orbit. The knife tip reached the posterior fossa after penetrating the petrous bone. Wide craniotomy and the pterional, subtemporal, and lateral suboccipital approaches were performed for safe removal of the object. The patient was discharged with left-sided blindness, complete left ophthalmoplegia, and hypesthesia of the left face. Early angiography is recommended to identify vascular injury which could result in fatal intracranial hemorrhage.
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6/211. Occult aspiration of a chicken wishbone as a cause of hemoptysis.

    Aspiration of foreign bodies is more common in children than adults. The clinical and radiological findings between these two age groups are different. It is a clinical diagnosis often overlooked in adults. We hereby present an elderly male patient who was referred to us due to a one year history of hemoptysis. He was heavy smoker, so the initial working diagnosis was malignancy. Upon bronchoscopic evaluation, a foreign object was found which is very uncommon in adults. The unusual location of the aspirated material is another interesting feature of our case. Clinicians should be aware that aspiration of foreign objects may occur also in adults.
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7/211. Successful treatment of a hepatic abscess that formed secondary to fish bone penetration by percutaneous transhepatic removal of the foreign body: report of a case.

    We describe herein the case of a hepatic abscess that developed secondary to fish bone penetration which was successfully treated without laparotomy. A 61-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a high fever that had persisted for 2 weeks in spite of medication. Abdominal ultrasonography (AUS) and computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen revealed a hepatic abscess with a linear calcified foreign body and gas. Percutaneous abscess drainage was performed under ultrasonographic guidance. After drainage, the patient became afebrile, and AUS and CT findings demonstrated that the abscess cavity had decreased in size, but still contained the foreign body. Under ultrasonographic guidance and fluoroscopy, we inserted endoscopic forceps into the sinus tract and succeeded in removing the foreign body from the liver. It was found to be a fish bone that was 2.8 cm long and 0.3 cm wide.
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8/211. Clinical diagnosis of an unusual cause of a cutaneous neck mass.

    A case of migrating ingested fish bone presenting as an unresolving inflamed neck mass is reported. The clinical features of this rare but easily misdiagnosed entity are discussed. The diagnosis must be suspected in a patient with an unresolving inflamed cutaneous lesion (especially one with a punctum), tenderness of the lesion elicited on swallowing and the presence of a palpable subcutaneous fistula tract. In such a patient, a history of recent foreign body ingestion must be actively sought. An accurate early diagnosis of this easily treatable condition is desirable as it could avert unnecessary delays, inconveniences, anxiety, costs, investigations and surgery.
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9/211. Management of penetrating injury to the petrous internal carotid artery: case report.

    We report the management of a penetrating foreign body injury to the neck with a length of fencing wire traversing the internal carotid artery within the petrous temporal bone and entering the middle cranial fossa. Discussion points include methods of haemorrhage control, as well as ligation versus repair or bypass as the definitive treatment.
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10/211. Unusual presentation of a ring injury in a psychiatric patient.

    1. A ring embedded in the digits may result in erosion of the skin, tendons, and bones. 2. This type of injury may be prevented by removing the ring at the time of the injury. 3. All constricting bands should be carefully monitered and, if necessary, removed from fingers to prevent chronic erosion especially in people with a physical or mental disability.
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