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TESTICULAR TORSION POST HERNIA REPAIR

48 year old male underwent open repair of large left inguinal hernia at ambulatory surgery center in 2007 performed by a general surgeon “specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques.” Patient experienced post-op pain and sense of swelling in scrotum in PACU before same-day discharge. Wife called surgeon’s office next morning (1st post-op day) to report […]

HEMIPLEGIA POST ACOUSTIC NEUROMA RESECTION

The plaintiff age 45 was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma and underwent microsurgical right sub occipital craniectomy and tumor resection. Symptoms prior to surgery were hearing loss in the right ear , dizziness and headache. Prior history hypertension, anxiety. MRI and CT showed 2.7 C-P angle tumor. Surgery was elective. Surgery was performed using facial nerve […]

medQuest Experts Discuss Cardiac Cath
& Cataract Cases Worth Pursuing

INDICATIONS FOR THE PROCEDURE: The possibility for complications resulting from this procedure are significant; a clear indication and consent are necessary to justify a cardiac catheterization. INDICATIONS INCLUDE: 1. acute myocardial infarction, or recurrent angina following a heart attack 2. markedly abnormal stress test results 3. angina that is poorly controlled with medication 4. congestive […]

ERCP CASES WORTH PURSUING

1 – INDICATION FOR THE PROCEDURE: As there are significant possible complications for this procedure, a clear indication is necessary to justify the procedure and any subsequent complications. INDICATIONS INCLUDE: a. Abnormal liver function tests with dilated common bile duct b. Gallstones and pancreatitis c. Positive magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatogram for a biliary stone d. Mass […]

LEG COMPARTMENT SYNDROME POST CABG

55 year old man on disability due to cardiac condition, otherwise fairly active. Believed to have suffered heart attack; undergoes open heart surgery at hospital. Vein taken from leg for the procedure. His leg became severely swollen and he developed compartment syndrome, which may not have been timely recognized or treated. Two fasciotomies were required […]

SHOULDER DYSTOCIA WITH FRACTURED CLAVICLE

Case Overview: 44 year old mother [G:1 P:0] who weighed 126 pounds and whose height was 5′ 3″ was admitted to hospital on 11/2/08 @ 2:34PM. Her membranes ruptured at 4:30PM. Complete cervical dilation at 8:15 pm. Delivery of infant at 10:48PM. Total of 8 hours / 14 minutes labor. Vertex presentation. Position ROA. Vacuum […]