Case Reports

Difficulties in the Diagnosis and Management of Paediatric Posterior Circulation Stroke

Ó Walsh, B Mc Coy, D Rea, D Webb (P532)

Walsh et al describe 2 children with posterior circulation stroke (PCS).  PSC stroke presents with variable symptoms including hemiparesis, headache, altered consciousness, neck pain, seizures, and ataxia. 

Aggressive Recurrence of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a patient with Fanconi’s Anaemia (FA) 

M Nolan, R Courtney, P Sexton, T Barry, PJ McCann (P533)

Nolan et al describe a case of oral squamous cell carcinoma in a patient with Fanconi’s anaemia.  The patient previously had a bone marrow transplant, which causes a 2-4 fold increase in the risk of head and neck cancer.

Giant desmoid tumour of the thorax following latissimus dorsi and implant breast reconstruction: case report and review of the literature 

AM Collins, AM Granahan, DG Healy, CA Lawlor, SP. O’Neill (P534)

Collins et al describe the management of a giant thoracic desmoid tumour.  The patient had a previous history of breast cancer. 

Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to vitamin D deficiency and hypocalcaemia in the Irish paediatric population. A case report. 

S Glackin, P Mayne, D Kenny, CJ McMahon, D Cody (P535)

Glackin et al report 3 infants with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) secondary to severe vitamin D deficiency and hypocalcaemia.  The infants presented in cardiac failure.  The infants were treated with vitamin D, calcium supplementation, diuretics, captopril, and digoxin.