Progressive dysphagia post laryngeal mask airway intubation

Sunday, 22 May 2011 11:28
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The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is an important addition to the anaesthetic equipments; however its use may involve some important complications.

We report an unusual and potentially serious complication arising from the use of this equipment. A 58 year old man underwent cataract surgery under general anaesthesia with a laryngeal mask airway. He woke up complaining of sore-throat which progressed to dysphagia and odynophagia over the next three days. The patient was found to have necrotic tissue and defects on the posterior pharyngeal wall which was managed conservatively.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 May 2011 11:37 )
 

A rare complication causing intestinal obstruction in a child

Sunday, 22 May 2011 11:04
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Appendicitis is a common cause of acute abdomen in children. Its common complications are; perforation, gangrene and appendix mass. The most dreaded complication is portal pyemia which could be fatal. Appendiceal knotting is a rare complication. No patient with this complication has been reported in literature. We therefore present the management of this rare complication seen as a cause of intestinal obstruction in a child at our centre.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 May 2011 11:14 )
 

A report of 2 cases: Fournier's gangrene in children

Sunday, 22 May 2011 10:35
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Although Fournier's gangrene is primarily a disease of adults, It has been rarely described in children. This is a report of our experience with the management of 2 patients aged 14 and36 days. The predisposing factors were omphalitis and in one it followed circumcision. Both patients had debridement and the wounds healed by secondary intention. They were discharged and are alive and well. The outcome of treatment of Fournier's gangrene in children is good.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 May 2011 11:00 )
 

A report of two cases: Snake-bite gangrene in children

Sunday, 22 May 2011 10:22
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Snake-bite can be both life and limb threatening, especially when there is envenomation. Early intervention in a fairly equipped health facility can go a long way in preventing the morbidity and mortality that can result from delay in initiating treatment. In this paper we report two cases of snakebite to the lower limbs in children that were both complicated by gangrene which led to major limb amputation in both. These are avoidable complications that should have been averted by appropriate care immediately after the snake-bite.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 May 2011 10:47 )
 


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