Case Reports

A Unique Case of Concurrent Long Bone Osteomyelitis and Empyema Caused by Fusobacterium nucleatum.

S Waqas, C Bannan, A Fe Talento, D Byrne, S O’Connell, S Clarke, C Merry

Waqas et al describe a 51 year old man who presented with right thigh swelling, left sided empyema, and poor dentition.  Following investigations the unifying diagnosis was dental disease complicated by Fusobacterium Nucleatum.  The patient made a complete recovery following an 8- week course of antibiotics.

Laryngeal Chondrosarcoma: A rare cause of critical upper airway obstruction.

K Tuite, J.C Oosthuizen, T Subramaniam, J.B Kinsella

Tuite et al describe the case of an 82 year old male with dyspnea and dysphonia.  Endoscopy revealed a large submucosal mass at the laryngeal inlet.  A subsequent CT scan and histology confirmed a chondrosarcoma.  A total laryngectomy was performed.

Primary Renal Carcinoid - A Case Report

M O’Sullivan, ML Gargan, R Flynn, SCrowther, WTorreggiani

O’Sullivan et al describe a 37 year old female with gastrointestinal symptoms.  Abdominal CT scan showed a lesion in the lower pole of the left kidney.  The biopsy confirmed a well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour.  A nephrectomy was performed.

Iron Refractory Iron Deficiency Anaemia: A Rare Cause of Iron Deficiency Anaemia

T McGrath, M Cotter

McGrath and Cotter describe a 17 months old boy with a hypochromic, microcytic anaemia which was refractory to iron therapy.  The cause was 2 mutations in the TMPRSS6 gene.  He was successfully treated with intravenous iron sucrose 200mgs