Orthopaedic surgeons move young woman’s heart

The BBC are carrying an interesting case report of a young woman with severe scoliosis. The deformity had shifted her mediastinum and heart to the right but, after corrective surgery, her symptoms of back pain and the heart shift have resolved. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8160522.stm “A spokeswoman for the Scoliosis Association said: ‘If scoliosis goes untreated, it will […]

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Gastric outlet obstruction from a caecal volvulus, herniated through epiploic foramen: a case report

This is an unusual, and we think first reported, case of gastric outlet obstruction due to herniation of the caecum and ileum through the epiploic foramen. It demonstrates the usefulness of contrast CT in the pre-operative evaluation of such patients presenting with acute abdomen. What I particularly like is the hand drawn operative findings by […]

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Lancet reports girl feeling well and living after her heart is removed.

“Follow-up of Hannah Clark—who had a donor heart grafted onto her own after suffering heart failure as an infant—after having the transplanted heart removed, now aged 16.” is reported in The Lancet Lancet Online First 14th July 2009 This case report not only explores the surgical management of heart failure but also the immunology and […]

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