Case Reports

Rana et al report on a 3 years old girl with a retropharyngeal abscess.  She presented with irritability and neck flexion.  A retropharyngeal abscess was diagnosed on MRI.  It was treated with incision and antibiotics. 


Meconium Ileus in Two Irish Newborns: The Presenting Feature of Cystic Fibrosis

A.Smith, E. Ryan, D. O’Keeffe, D. O’Donovan   

Smith et al describe 2 infants with meconium ileus.  Both were treated surgically.  A subsequent diagnosis of cystic fibrosis was made for both infants.  


Infliximab Induced Cardiac Tamponade

N. O’Morain, L. Kumar, C. O’Carroll-Lolait, A. Alakkari, B. Ryan

O’Morain et al report a case of cardiac tamponade following infliximab induction therapy.  The patient had ulcerative colitis.  The tamponade was treated with pericardiocentesis.