Combined Military Hospital Malir

Karachi, Pakistan

Combined Military Hospital Malir

Karachi, Pakistan
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Rasheed B.,Advanced Radiology Clinic Pvt. Ltd. | Ahmed F.,South City Hospital | Iqbal Z.,Advanced Radiology Clinic Pvt. Ltd. | Babar S.,Advanced Radiology Clinic Pvt. Ltd. | Ahmed N.,Combined Military Hospital Malir
European Journal of Radiology Extra | Year: 2011

Wandering spleen is a rare condition occurs from a failure of fusion of the mesogastrium and the lining body wall epithelium. Acute tortion of wandering spleen is a potentially fatal and difficult to diagnose surgical emergency. So, diagnosis may still be missed despite diverse diagnostic modalities. We present a case of 24-year-old female, who had severe abdominal pain in left upper abdomen and a palpable mass in left iliac with Leukocytosis. Initial CT scan revealed a hypodense area in left iliac fossa, which was labelled and treated as intraabdominal abscess. Following her miscarriage, she was referred to us due to persistent pain and fever. A diagnosis of wandering spleen was made on ultrasound and confirmed on CT scan with typical signs of tortion. Splenectomy was done with uneventful recovery.WS ranges from asymptomatic to a life threatening abdominal emergency and diagnosis may be challenging due to vague and nonspecific features. Early diagnosis of tortion is crucial in the management and contrast enhanced CT is the best modality to diagnose WS. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.


PubMed | Combined Military Hospital Malir
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Dermatology online journal | Year: 2015

Cutaneous myiasis is a parasitic disease secondary to the presence of the larvae of certain insects, particularly diptera, in the skin of man or vertebrates [1]. Human myiasis is a rare clinical condition, but more frequently seen in tropical and subtropical areas. Hot humid climate with inadequate sanitary conditions favor the development of this condition. Dermatitis, psychiatric illnesses, leprosy, and diabetes are some contributory factors [2]. Treatment of myiasis, once diagnosed, is simple and rapid recovery is anticipated.

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