Case Report

Abstracts & Case Reports Intensivistendagen 2023

February 1, 2023

Difficult decision-making in ICU patients with suspected advanced cancer: an illustrative case

February 1, 2023

Abstract Meigs syndrome is a rare clinical entity of benign origin in which a triad of ovarian tumour (usually ovarian fibroma or fibroid-like tumour), hydrothorax…

Post-anoxic encephalopathy after suicide attempt using the helium method

February 1, 2023

Abstract A 48-year-old male presented to our emergency department after a suicide attempt using the helium method. This increasingly popular method of inhaling helium rapidly…

Air embolism after lung biopsy: A case report

February 1, 2023

Abstract Air embolism is the entry of gas into vascular structures. It is a rare life-threatening complication of several medical procedures, in particular lung biopsy…

Antisynthetase syndrome, a rare cause of respiratory failure

February 1, 2023

Abstract A 72-year-old patient was admitted to the intensive care unit with respiratory failure due to rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease (ILD). All cultures and…

Treat the lungs and wait for the brain in COVID-19: a case report of severe COVID-19 encephalopathy

November 24, 2022

Abstract Encephalopathy is a severe and underestimated neurological complication of COVID-19 infection, with a high prevalence in COVID-19 patients in intensive care. We present a…

An 85-year old patient with severe ongoing bleeding

November 24, 2022

Abstract In this case report, we describe an 85-year-old female patient who presented with a rare but important problem of anticoagulant rebound complicating dabigatran use.…

A case series of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in octogenarians: what is the impact of frailty?

September 1, 2022

Abstract Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is a life-threatening condition that occurs mainly in the elderly patient. The decision whether or not to operate on an…

When man’s best friend becomes a dangerous breed

September 1, 2022

Abstract In this article we present two cases of Capnocytophaga canimorsus (C. canimorsus)-related sepsis presenting with different clinical symptoms. C. canimorsus is a commensal bacterium…

Getting the tissue is the issue?

July 1, 2022

Abstract A 65-year-old man presented to hospital with fever, abdominal pain and a central liver lesion on computed tomography. He was treated for a presumed…