This case of a patient with congenital hydrocephalus models how pediatric neurosurgery programs can cater to the continuing needs of complex pediatric neurosurgery patients as they enter adulthood.
In the context of pericardial tamponade or uncontrolled mediastinal bleeding, always suspect aortic pathology.
Unable to undergo cholecystectomy, a 47-year-old woman undergoes a hybrid percutaneous endoscopic removal of 82 gallstones and cystic duct stones with remarkable results.
A case of developmental delay, hypotonia and macrocephaly in a toddler leads to discovery of identical PTEN gene mutations in multiple family members, thanks to a multidisciplinary PTEN clinic.
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Pregnant women with SLE with active disease and major organ involvement have a higher risk of thrombosis, premature delivery, preeclampsia, eclampsia, pregnancy loss and maternal mortality.
Unable to be operated on at his local Texas hospital, a 61-year-old with multiply recurrent hernia with loss of abdominal domain and acute bowel obstruction undergoes a complex abdominal wall reconstruction with exceptional results.
Deemed “unresectable” elsewhere, a 42-year-old undergoes a two-stage hepatectomy and hepatic artery infusion for bilobar liver metastasis with exceptional results.
Denied surgery elsewhere, a 77-year-old undergoes a complex liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with outstanding results.
Told elsewhere his surgery was “impossible,” a 62-year-old undergoes a complex reoperation for biliary sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic with remarkable results.
This case of living donor liver transplantation using a small left lobe graft allowed us to treat a patient with severe portal hypertension, avoiding a crisis due to the shortage of available donor organs.