Usefulness of post mortem computed tomography versus conventional forensic autopsy of road accident victims (drivers and passengers) - Moska ła A, Woźniak K, Kluza P, Romaszko K, Lopatin O.

Aim of the study: Deaths of in-vehicle victims (drivers and passengers) of road accidents represent a significant group of issues addressed by forensic medicine. Expressing opinions in this regard involves first of all the determination of the cause...
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Publication date: Available online 26 October 2018Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Amar Mukund, Rakhi Maiwall, Naveen Kumar CondatiAbstractTraumatic hepatic arterio-portal fistula is an abnormal communication between the hepatic artery and portal vein and is a rare cause of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension with delayed presentation, usually following a remote history of abdominal trauma or an interventional procedure.This case report is of one such rare presentation, wherein a 59-year-old gentleman presented with unexplained ascites and complications of portal hypertension. Eventually diag...
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Trauma is one of the most important issues of most healthcare systems accompanying with head trauma in the most cases. We sought to determine the scoring system and initial Computed Tomography (CT) findings predicting the death at hospital discharge (early...
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ConclusionWhile GCS is an important prognostic indicator in TBI, patients should still be monitored to assure resolution of all symptoms.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This report presents a case of cervical pneumatocysts as an incidental finding on cone-beam computed tomography. Pneumatocysts are gas-containing lesions of unknown etiology. They usually present in the ilium or sacrum, adjacent to the sacroiliac joint. In the literature, 21 case reports have described cervical pneumatocysts. Cervical pneumatocysts should be differentiated from other lesions, such as osteomyelitis, osteonecrosis, and neoplasms, as well as post-traumatic and post-surgical cases. Computed tomography, cone-beam computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging are appropriate tools to diagnose cervical pneu...
Source: Imaging Science in Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Tags: Imaging Sci Dent Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to correlate the levels of endogenous NPY in supratentorial CSF with cognitive outcome in good-grade sSAH patients. Excessive NPY release into CSF may have a short-term influence on the pathogenesis of neuropsychological deficits. The impact of cerebrovascular manipulation on NPY release has to be further elucidated. ABBREVIATIONS: ANOVA: analysis of variance; aSAH: aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage; AUC: area under the curve; CBF: cerebral blood flow; CSF: cerebrospinal fluid; CT (scan): computed tomography (scan); CV: cerebral vasospasm; DIND: delaye...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
We present a rare case of a 63-year-old male who developed pituitary apoplexy (PA) after sustaining a closed head injury from assault with a metal pole. The patient had a known pituitary tumor for which he had previously declined surgical resection. On initial CT scan, there was no traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage or subarachnoid hemorrhage. There was sellar expansion but no obvious sellar hemorrhage. Within 48 hours of admission the patient was presumed septic after developing altered mental status, fevers, hypotension and tachycardia.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Nowadays, gunshot injuries have become a common medical-legal issue because of easy accessibility of firearms. Gunshot injuries of head and neck region are highly morbid and fatal, particularly when they affect vital organs. In rare cases, atypical tract l...
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PURPOSE: To describe our institutional experience with post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) and its impact on decedent injury severity score (ISS) and to assess the adequacy of emergently placed support medical devices. METHODS: Over a 5-year per...
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OBJECTIVE: To externally validate four commonly used rules in computed tomography (CT) for minor head injury. DESIGN: Prospective, multicentre cohort study. SETTING: Three university and six non-university hospitals in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS...
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ConclusionJean Louis Petit and Grynfeltt-Lesshaft hernias are very uncommon. Few cases have been reported.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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