Stroke mimic: an interesting case of repetitive conversion disorder

Patients with non-organic or functional disorders do indeed present frequently to stroke services. The hazard for the patient is that they may receive IV thrombolysis – although limited available data.1 Chen et al 2 suggests as the authors here observe, that patients presenting with non-organic or functional disorders are at a relatively low risk of […]

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Electrocautery-induced gangrene of the glans penis in a child following circumcision

Circumcision is a routine procedure in some cultures. Different techniques are used as surgical methods. Unfortunately some of them cause tragic and irreversible complications. This article that includes distinct photographs highlights the undesirable consequences clearly and accurately. Because of pointing out the worrying cases in a certain way, I consider that publishing this article in […]

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Clinton’s ‘blood clot’ – an MRI and media challenge.

So it turns out that Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State – who has visited more countries in office than any other – developed a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/12/202419.htm Previously it was just called a ‘blood clot’ requiring ‘hospital’ and ‘blood thinners’. This followed a day of intense speculation in the media which […]

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