Archive for November, 2014

Case report – Uncommon cause of abdominal lymphadenopathy – Castleman disease, Godwin Devadhas Packiaraj 1 , P B Sudarshan 2 , Sridevi Manian 3-

Abstract: No doubt it is rightly said that abdomen is a temple of surprises. The case presented here is one of the uncommon entity which a surgeon encounters . Abdominal  mass always presents a diagnostic dilemma to the treating surgeon because of various structures from which it can arise. Mesentric mass in particular is one such aspect which always poses a difficullty to surgeon because of the extension of the mesentry right across the abdomen from right iliac fossa to left hypochondrium. The mass of the mesentry ranges from cystic mass to solid mass. The case that follows is a solid mass which is an uncommon variety of lymph node neoplasm- Castleman disease.

Case Report -Disastrous Sequelae of Untreated Femoral Hernia Godwin Devadhas Packiaraj1 , B.S.Sundaravadanan2

Keywords: Femoral hernia, peritonitis

ABSTRACT  Sir Hernandez Altemir  had described  in 1986 that submental intubation is a useful technique as an alternative to tracheostomy in selected patients allowing undisturbed access to oral and nasal airways and with a good dental occlusion. We report a case of haemangioma right upper lip extending to the right nasolabial region for which submental orotracheal intubation was done. This is a rare indication in contrast to the usual indication of submental intubation for complex craniomaxillofacial trauma cases. The submental approach for intubation allowed an unhindered surgical approach and ease of maintaining the airway thereby avoiding the need for tracheostomy.