Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis Causing Acute Mesenteric Ischemia in the First Trimester of Pregnancy
Youssef M Zohdy and Ziad M Ahmed
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 03, 2020
Acute mesenteric ischemia is a rare complication of thromboembolic diseases in the mesenteric vessels, which was noted to occur due to the hypercoagulable circulation associated with pregnancy. Additionally, the early detection and treatment of such disease prevents further deterioration of the mother’s condition, thus ensuring a favorable outcome for both the mother and the fetus. This paper presents a case report of acute mesenteric ischemia in a 9 weeks pregnant female, which was diagnosed ...
Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion: A Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain
Wael Hosni and Carl-Michael Schmidt
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 31, 2019
Isolated torsion of the fallopian tube without epsilateral ovarian involvement is a rare cause of acute lower abdominal pain in females. The clinical presentation of tubal torsion is nonspecific and is therefore a challenge for the clinician to recognize. A definitive diagnosis can rarely be made prior to surgery. An early diagnosis may help to preserve the fallopian tube. We report a case of isolated fallopian tube torsion in a young female patient. The patient’s presentation raised clinical ...
Silver Russel Syndrome and Pregnancy
Juliana Barroso Zimmermmann, Adrianne Maria Berno de Rezende Duarte, Alexander Cangussu Silva, Patrícia de Oliveira Lima, Sophia Helena Batalha, Caroline Souza e Silva, Isadora Marinho de Sousa Bechtlufft, Analu Brito Mendes, Fernanda Coelho Ataydes Seabra, Júlia Alcântara Costa, Ana Clara Furtado Andreatta, Victória da Silva Coelho, Júlia Machado Azevedo de Freitas, Jorge Silveira Júnior, Isabela Rufini Gonçalves, Clarissa Rocha Panconi and André Luiz J
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 27, 2019
Silver-Russell syndrome is characterized by decreased intrauterine and postnatal growth, facial dysmorphia (triangular face), clinodactyly of the fifth finger, eating problems and body asymmetry, with a frequency of 1:50,000 to 1:100,000 live births. There are reports of rare familial cases with dominant autosomal, recessive autosomal and/or linked to the X and also of unknown etiology. ...
Serum Transaminases Elevations to Predict Adverse Outcomes of Preeclampsia
Elkhoudri N, Fatima Zahra Marhoume, Amor H and Baali A
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 27, 2019
Eclampsia is characterized clinically by hypertension, edema, proteinuria, and seizures in women during the second half of pregnancy or in the immediate postpartum period. The pathophysiology remains unclear. One proposed mechanism is that cerebral vasospasm induced by severe hypertension results in ischemia and consequent cytotoxic edema. This is supported by angiographic findings of diffuse or focal vasospasm and by infarctions in some patients....
Prognostic Factors for Secondary Cytoreductive Surgery in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Alice Savescu, IrinaBalescu, and Nicolae Bacalbasa
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 27, 2019
Ovarian cancer is an aggressive and lethal gynaecologic malignant disease with high capacity of relapse even if complete cytoreductive surgery is performed at the moment of the initial diagnosis. Once the relapses occur large studies focused on the subject of the best therapeutic protocol in order to achieve a good control of the disease. This is a literature review of the studies focused on this topic....
Management of Fetal Supraventricular Tachycardia: Three Cases at a Single Institution
Rahel Ghenbot, MD, Veronica Gonzalez-Brown, MD and Kara Markham, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 18, 2019
Fetal tachycardia complicates 1-2% of pregnancies, and a large percentage of these arrhythmias are supraventricular. Sustained fetal tachycardia can have serious complications for the fetus, including cardiovascular failure, nonimmune fetal hydrops, and fetal death. Management of fetal tachycardia depends on multiple factors. Here we present three different cases of fetal supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and their management at a single institution....
A Rare Case of Large Uterine Myoma in an Antenatal Women with Situs Inversus: A Case Report
Harsharan Kaur and Naina Kumar
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 15, 2019
Leiomyomas or fibroids are the most common benign tumor of uterus and it often increases in size during pregnancy. Its incidence in pregnancy is approximately 1.5-2% and is associated with increased risk of complication during pregnancy including abortions, preterm labor, red degeneration, malpresentations, increased cesarean section rates, postpartum hemorrhage. We hereby, discuss a case of large multi-lobed uterine fibroid complicating the second trimester of pregnancy. Our patient presented w...