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1/118. fluoroscopy-guided retrieval of a sheared endotracheal stylet sheath from the tracheobronchial tree in a premature infant.

    Endotracheal intubation of premature infants with respiratory distress is a commonly performed procedure in the neonatal intensive care unit. We report a rare complication of this procedure, shearing of the plastic sheath that is bonded to and surrounds the stylet used to assist intubation and lodging of the sheared stylet in the tracheobronchial tree of a small premature infant. We suggest a method for removing the plastic foreign body using fluoroscopy and an Amplatz gooseneck snare directed through the existing endotracheal tube, a technique not previously reported.
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2/118. Thoracoscopic retrieval of foreign body after penetrating chest injury: report of two cases.

    Video-assisted thoracic surgery has proved to be valuable in many settings in thoracic surgery. The use of video-assisted thoracic surgery in trauma has recently rapidly increased. It is useful in acute or delayed management of patients with blunt and penetrating chest trauma. It is safe for removal of clotted hemothorax, treatment of thoracic empyema, treatment of persistent pneumothorax, treatment of chylothorax, and for diagnosis of diaphragmatic injury. We report two cases using thoracoscopy to remove intrathoracic metal fragments and avert the need for thoracotomy. In the first patient, a metal fragment injury was sustained via a penetrating wound from the supraclavicular notch to the right upper lung. The metal fragment was retrieved and the lung was repaired thoracoscopically using conventional suturing techniques. A second patient sustained a broken pin injury to the left upper mediastinum via a low neck wound. The pin was successfully removed under videothoracoscopy. Both patients recovered uneventfully and had shortened hospital stays. We feel that thoracoscopy offers a therapeutic as well as diagnostic benefit in stable patients with penetrating chest trauma.
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3/118. Unusual sites of uncommon endobronchial foreign bodies. Reports of four cases.

    Foreign body aspiration occurs most commonly in children and can have serious consequences. In adults, it is associated with surgery, trauma and accidents. We report four unusual cases of foreign body inhalation. In one case a spike of wild barley entered the trachea through a tracheostomy cannula and migrated from the chest wall. In the second case a piece of coarse cloth which was introduced through a tracheostomy stoma aided by a wood sliver was retained in the trachea. In another patient an inhaled sewing needle migrated to the pericardium, and in the fourth case the head of a metal stud penetrated the trachea percutaneously through the neck and lodged in the right main bronchus. The incidence, causes, complications and management of such cases are discussed and the literature is briefly reviewed.
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4/118. 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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5/118. Limitations of imaging for foreign bodies in parapharyngeal abscess and the importance of surgical exploration.

    A rare cause of parapharyngeal abscess in association with a wooden skewer is presented. Despite the use of both ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scanning as diagnostic tools, the foreign body could not be identified. Only through a meticulous exploration of the neck was the foreign body located. The importance of surgical exploration even with negative imaging is discussed.
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6/118. 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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7/118. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia following foreign body impaction in the neck.

    Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is rare, typically idiopathic and treated with carbamazepine. Surgery to decompress or transect the glossopharyngeal nerve root may be performed if conservative management fails. We present a case following trauma to the neck with foreign body impaction. To our knowledge this is the first case of glossopharyngeal neuralgia due to neck trauma.
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8/118. Percutaneous untying of a knot in a retained Swan-Ganz catheter.

    A patient was referred to us with a tightly knotted Swan-Ganz catheter. The catheter could not be removed by conventional simple methods. We describe a minimally invasive means of removal of the catheter using an Amplatz gooseneck snare and an angioplasty balloon. This allowed the catheter to be removed without trauma.
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9/118. Sonographic appearance of a retained surgical sponge in the neck.

    We report the sonographic appearance and clinical course of a retained surgical sponge in the neck beginning 6 months after a partial thyroidectomy. Sonograms showed a subcutaneous curvilinear hyperechoic interface with marked acoustic shadowing obscuring the left side of the neck. Three months later, a fistulous tract could be seen. Surgical exploration revealed a florid foreign tissue reaction due to a retained surgical sponge. early diagnosis of retained sponges is important to enable expeditious removal before complications develop.
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10/118. Transcervical foreign body.

    The uncommon occurrence of acute retropharyngeal abscess in adults can be the result of a retained foreign body. A large piece of wood impacted in the neck in a road traffic accident and presenting as retropharyngeal and bilateral parapharyngeal abscesses is reported for its rarity and clinical interest.
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