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Lumbar Laminectomy Causes Foot Drop and Chronic Pain Disorder

This case involves a 44-year-old male with a past medical history of bi-polar disorder, type II diabetes, sciatica, chronic back pain, insomnia, and obesity. He was on a myriad of medications, including Onglyza. Major surgical history includes a plate placed…

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Laminectomy Causes Cauda Equina Syndrome

A┬á50-year-old male presents to his primary care physician with complaints of lower back pain for an extended time and was subsequently referred to an orthopedic for consultation at which time surgery was recommended. The surgical report states patient had a…

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Spinal Fusion Surgery Causes Mesenteric Ischemia and Death

This case involves a 59-year-old female patient that underwent a complicated spinal fusion surgery to repair severe spinal cord deformity, osteoporotic changes, and multilevel neuro foraminal stenosis. As a result of the surgery, the patient ┬ádeveloped evidence of mesenteric ischemia.…

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Mismanagement of Elective Cholecystectomy Causes Severe Electrolyte Imbalance

This case involves a 46-year-old female patient who presented to the hospital for elective cholecystectomy. The patient was admitted to the hospital for almost a week to rule out the possibility of gall bladder carcinoma and was kept NPO for…

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Spinal Stimulator Implantation Causes Incontinence

This case involves a 51-year-old male who had a complicated surgical implantation of an electronic stimulator for the management of chronic pain in the right arm that was localized to the bicep, forearm, and fingers. The patient underwent several rounds…

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Wrong Diagnosis Leads to Unnecessary Surgery

A┬á62-year-old female patient presented to the ER with intermittent dull back pain for 2-3 weeks. ┬áShe was previously seen at her primary care doctor, diagnosed with a UTI and sent home. ┬áThe imaging results obtained in the emergency room suggested…

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Vancomycin Allergy Causes Severe Anaphylactic Response

This case involves a 49-year-old male who presented to the hospital with an infected foot that resulted in the amputation of the toe. ┬áImaging studies showed that the infection may have spread to the bone and osteomyelitis was a possible…

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Delayed Stroke Diagnosis, tPA Not Administered

This case involves the care of a patient who had stroke-like symptoms which were recognized by nursing staff members. However, the internist on call was unavailable to see the patient and the delay in treatment lasted more than 3 hours.…

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Failure to Perform Bariatric Surgery After Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

This case involves a severely obese male weighing over 400 pounds with a past medical history of HTN, CAD, and Diabetes who was admitted to hospital for elective sleeve gastrectomy. After being discharged to his home the patient immediately complained…

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Hysterectomy Causes Urinary Incontinence

This case involves a 44-year-old black female went to her Ob/Gyn for gynecological problems. ┬áThe physician diagnosed severe fibroid growth and recommended a hysterectomy. ┬áThe patient underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy that was met with some complication. The patient experienced severe…

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