Subcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity following penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/201226
Title:
Subcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity following penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist.
Authors:
Tiong, W H C; Butt, F S
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. willhct@yahoo.com
Citation:
Subcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity following penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist. 2009, 62 (2):e29-32 J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
Journal:
Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
Issue Date:
Feb-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/201226
PubMed ID:
19177641
Abstract:
SUMMARY: Noninfective subcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity, albeit rare, has to be borne in mind when treating patients with subcutaneous emphysema. The misdiagnosis of this condition as its serious infective counterpart often leads to unnecessary aggressive treatment. Noninfective subcutaneous emphysema often accompanies a patient who has no systemic symptoms of illness. Unfortunately, the distinction is not always easy especially when history of injury suggests involvement of an infective or reactive element. Penetrating blackthorn injury is common, especially in rural communities, and often occurs from farming or gardening activities. Blackthorn penetration can cause numerous tissue reactions once embedded under the skin and they are often contaminated with soil. Here we present, for the first time, a case where penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist resulted in noninfective subcutaneous emphysema involving the whole upper limb and neck, and its subsequent management.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
SUMMARY: Noninfective subcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity, albeit rare, has to be borne in mind when treating patients with subcutaneous emphysema. The misdiagnosis of this condition as its serious infective counterpart often leads to unnecessary aggressive treatment. Noninfective subcutaneous emphysema often accompanies a patient who has no systemic symptoms of illness. Unfortunately, the distinction is not always easy especially when history of injury suggests involvement of an infective or reactive element. Penetrating blackthorn injury is common, especially in rural communities, and often occurs from farming or gardening activities. Blackthorn penetration can cause numerous tissue reactions once embedded under the skin and they are often contaminated with soil. Here we present, for the first time, a case where penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist resulted in noninfective subcutaneous emphysema involving the whole upper limb and neck, and its subsequent management.
MeSH:
Adolescent; Foreign Bodies; Gardening; Humans; Male; Neck; Prunus; Subcutaneous Emphysema; Upper Extremity; Wounds, Penetrating; Wrist; Wrist Injuries
ISSN:
1878-0539

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTiong, W H Cen
dc.contributor.authorButt, F Sen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-10T12:41:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-10T12:41:29Z-
dc.date.issued2009-02-
dc.identifier.citationSubcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity following penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist. 2009, 62 (2):e29-32 J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surgen
dc.identifier.issn1878-0539-
dc.identifier.pmid19177641-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/201226-
dc.descriptionSUMMARY: Noninfective subcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity, albeit rare, has to be borne in mind when treating patients with subcutaneous emphysema. The misdiagnosis of this condition as its serious infective counterpart often leads to unnecessary aggressive treatment. Noninfective subcutaneous emphysema often accompanies a patient who has no systemic symptoms of illness. Unfortunately, the distinction is not always easy especially when history of injury suggests involvement of an infective or reactive element. Penetrating blackthorn injury is common, especially in rural communities, and often occurs from farming or gardening activities. Blackthorn penetration can cause numerous tissue reactions once embedded under the skin and they are often contaminated with soil. Here we present, for the first time, a case where penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist resulted in noninfective subcutaneous emphysema involving the whole upper limb and neck, and its subsequent management.en
dc.description.abstractSUMMARY: Noninfective subcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity, albeit rare, has to be borne in mind when treating patients with subcutaneous emphysema. The misdiagnosis of this condition as its serious infective counterpart often leads to unnecessary aggressive treatment. Noninfective subcutaneous emphysema often accompanies a patient who has no systemic symptoms of illness. Unfortunately, the distinction is not always easy especially when history of injury suggests involvement of an infective or reactive element. Penetrating blackthorn injury is common, especially in rural communities, and often occurs from farming or gardening activities. Blackthorn penetration can cause numerous tissue reactions once embedded under the skin and they are often contaminated with soil. Here we present, for the first time, a case where penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist resulted in noninfective subcutaneous emphysema involving the whole upper limb and neck, and its subsequent management.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshForeign Bodies-
dc.subject.meshGardening-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNeck-
dc.subject.meshPrunus-
dc.subject.meshSubcutaneous Emphysema-
dc.subject.meshUpper Extremity-
dc.subject.meshWounds, Penetrating-
dc.subject.meshWrist-
dc.subject.meshWrist Injuries-
dc.titleSubcutaneous emphysema of the upper extremity following penetrating blackthorn injury to the wrist.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. willhct@yahoo.comen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRASen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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