Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in a Cancer Patient with Dextrocardia and Situs Inversus
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 25, 2019
Although dextrocardia occurs rarely, the incidence of coronary artery disease is similar to the general population. Few cases of coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with dextrocardia have been reported. Because of unfamiliarity with performing catheterization, transradial coronary angiography has seldom been performed in a patient with dextrocardia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of successful coronary angiography and ad hoc coron...
Disseminated Nocardiosis in an Immunosuppressed Patient with Sarcoidosis
Zachary Koehler, OMS IV, MPH, Jun Park, MD and Nicholas Jenkins, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 07, 2019
Nocardiosis is a relatively rare disease with an incidence of 3 cases per 1,000,000 each year in the United States. The infection is caused by the Nocardia spp., which are aerobic, gram-positive, branching, weakly acid-fast bacilli found primarily in soil, water and decaying vegetation. Nocardiosis can be localized to a single organ, such as the skin or lung, or disseminated. Immunocompetent patients who are affected typically experience a chronic course involving one organ, most commonly the lu...
An Unusual Case of Palpitations: Pectus Excavatum
Zulfiqar Ali Sandhu, Sharjeel Shaikh and Aidan Buckley
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 04, 2019
Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformation of the chest, presenting as a funnel-shaped impression in the median frontal chest between the fourth and the seventh rib. Asymmetric presentation occurs, and the extent of deformation may vary from slight to serious. Exact numbers about prevalence are difficult to obtain, as the deformation is often not noted or-when noted-is not mentioned in the medical reports. Pectus excavatum is found in Europe in at least one in every 1000 births, mainly in men ...
No doubts left in Gastric Tumors. Gastric Adenomyoma Detected by EUS
Ulises Leal Quiroga, Erik Antonio Mier Escurra and Eduardo Mendoza Fuerte
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 03, 2019
Endoscopic ultrasound is important to assess gastric tumors in pediatric age. However, at present there is little information about its indications, applications and risks, as well as difficulty in obtaining adequate training. A 5-year-old male patient with a gastric tumor under study, in the endoscopy, an umbilicated tumor suggestive of ectopic pancreas is observed, the endoscopic ultrasound reveals that it is dependent on the muscular layer, pathology diagnosed Gastric adenomyoma....