A young boy’s case illustrates how recognition of Landau-Kleffner syndrome as a cause of pediatric seizures can make a huge difference to language development and other outcomes.
In the setting of prior mitral valve replacement, the challenge of repairing left ventricular outflow tract obstruction lies in widening the outflow tract without removing the prosthetic valve.
This case of a 13-year-old with super-refractory status epilepticus shows why effective epilepsy therapy sometimes requires thinking outside the brain.
As advances in genomic medicine improve the diagnosis of autoinflammatory disease and help us recognize new disorders in this class, the need for coordinated care intensifies.
A vascular surgeon walks through his five-part plan for endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a 79-year-old who had been told she was inoperable.
A 77-year-old presents with worsening dyspnea. Could thoracic radiation therapy over 30 years earlier be to blame for his underlying calcific valve disease? And what can be done if he’s too high-risk for surgery?
A 42-year-old with severe aortic dissection related to Marfan syndrome undergoes a three-stage reconstruction with a branched frozen elephant trunk modification as its centerpiece. Learn what drives the planning process.
Distinguishing among acquired inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the CNS in young children is a challenge. This case shows how recognizing the immune pathogenesis of these disorders can speed diagnosis.
Absence of known neuronal autoantibodies does not exclude an autoimmune etiology for epilepsy cases. This case study shows how and why clinicians must rely on other markers for diagnostic clarity.
This case of a 10-month-old with daily seizures shows that complete hemispherectomy may be beneficial even if EEG and MRI do not confirm the side of seizure onset.