Brachial plexus palsy, a rare delayed complication of the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum: a case reportWe report a rare complication after the Nuss procedure for the correction of pectus excavatum in a 15-year-old adolescent boy. He began to have delayed right brachial plexus injury on the 15th postoperative day. Careful physical check-up revealed a painful and enlarged subaxillary lymph node. He was successfully treated using anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.
Isolated injury of the superior mesenteric artery caused by a lap belt in a childIsolated vascular injuries are rare in cases of blunt abdominal trauma, and superior mesenteric artery injury is extremely rare but potentially lethal. The incidence of this kind of life-threatening injury has increased in recent years. The diagnosis of these isolated injuries is difficult, and its delay is associated with a higher morbidity and mortality. The authors report on the case of a child with an isolated injury of the superior mesenteric artery caused by a lap belt, during a motor-vehicle crash which was successfully managed.