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Duodenal Atresia

What is Duodenal Atresia? Duodenal atresia can be defined as a congenital problem, in which a part of the duodenum lumen is absent or completely…

Sigmoid Volvulus

Definition Sigmoid volvulus is a medical condition, in which the sigmoid colon practically twists on the sigmoid mesocolon. These changes frequently lead to the large…

Sialolithiasis

Sialolithiasis is a medical condition, in which calculi or stones form within the salivary glands. The most common appearance is at the level of the…

Cephalohematoma

Definition Cephalhematoma can be defined as a medical condition, in which a hemorrhage occurs in newborn babies. The hemorrhage commonly takes place between the skull…

Central Pontine Myelinolysis

Central pontine myelinolysis can be defined as a medical condition, in which the myelin sheath of the nerve cells in the brainstem become severely damaged….

Catatonic Schizophrenia

Definition Catatonic schizophrenia is a form of schizophrenia, in which the patient presents abnormal behavior (taken to the extreme). On one hand, the patient can…

Snapping Hip Syndrome

What is Snapping hip syndrome? This medical condition is one in which the person feels a snapping sensation or hear a snapping sound in their…

Walking Corpse Syndrome

What is Walking corpse syndrome? It is a very rare neuropsychiatric disorder that affects a person’s normal thought patterns and causes them to believe that…

Periorbital Ecchymosis

Periorbital ecchymosis can be defined as the condition in which dark circles surround the eyes. As you will have the opportunity to discover below, this…

Kleine-Levin Syndrome

The Kleine-Levin syndrome is a medical condition, in which the patient suffers from episodes of hypersomnia, accompanied by changes in the cognitive function or mood….

Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

The Benign fasciculation syndrome is a medical condition, in which fasciculation or twitching occurs at the level of voluntary muscles, due to a neurological dysfunction….

Sundowning Syndrome

What is Sundowning syndrome? This medical condition is a type of sleep or mood disorder. It is also called sundowners syndrome. It is often associated…

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

What is Hepatopulmonary syndrome? This is an uncommon medical condition that involves both your lungs and liver. It normally affects the lungs of someone who…

Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

What is Mal de Debarquement syndrome? This is a syndrome that appears related to motion sickness and is a very rare neurological syndrome. It is…

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst

What is an Aneurysmal bone cyst? This is a fibrous blood-filled bone lesion and can potentially destroy bone tissue. It can also grow rapidly and…

Salter-Harris Fracture

What is a Salter-Harris fracture? This is a break nearby or in the bone’s growth plate. The growth plate is also referred to as the…

Torus Fracture

What is a torus fracture? This is a bone deformity that only occurs in children in which a bone buckles and bends but does not…

Deltoid Ligament

What is your deltoid ligament? This triangular shaped band binds your tibia to the inner bony protrusions on the side of your ankle. It helps…

Bankart Lesion

What is a Bankart lesion? This is an injury to your shoulder joint, which leads to having shoulder instability. It is also may be referred…

Femoral Neck Fracture

What is a femoral neck fracture? This is a break that occurs in the femur bone of your leg. The femoral neck fracture occurs just…

Costochondral Separation

What is costochondral separation? The costochondral separation is a medical condition, in which one of the ribs becomes separated from the sternum. This condition usually…

Megaloblastic Anemia

What is Megaloblastic Anemia? Megaloblastic anemia is a medical disorder of the blood, in which the DNA synthesis is inhibited during the red cell production…

Plasma Cell Dyscrasia

Definition Plasma cell dyscrasia is a medical condition, in which the plasma cells are affected. The abnormal proliferation of the plasma cells leads to the…

Extensor Tendonitis

Extensor tendonitis is a medical condition, in which the extensor tendons of the foot become inflamed. The extensor tendons are the ones that cross the…

Kabuki Syndrome

Kabuki syndrome is a rare congenital disorder, which leads to the appearance of numerous anomalies and developmental delays. In the medical field, this condition is…

Chemosis

Definition Chemosis of the eye is a medical condition, in which the conjunctiva of the eye becomes swollen. The condition mainly caused by the exudation…

Rhabdomyolysis

Definition Rhabdomyolysis is a medical condition, in which the skeletal muscle tissue that was damaged starts to break down in a fast manner. The breakdown…

Paraplegia

Paraplegia is a medical condition, in which the motor and sensory functions are impaired at the level of the lower extremities. As you will have…

Notalgia Paresthetica

Notalgia Paresthetica is a chronic sensory neuropathy, with a characteristic location on the middle part of the back and primarily in the infrascapular area (unilateral…

Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis is an infection that occurs at the level of the eyes, affecting in the majority of the cases those who wear contact lenses….

Subungual Melanoma

Subungual melanoma is a type of cancer that involves the nail unit or matrix, hence the name. This type of melanoma is believed to be…

Subclinical Hypothyroidism

What is Subclinical Hypothyroidism? The subclinical hypothyroidism can be defined as a medical condition in which the thyroid does not function correctly, the dysfunction being…

Subdural Hygroma

Definition – What is Subdural Hygroma? A general hygroma is a capsule that is filled with fluid and is surrounded by a layer of fibrous…

Bipartite Patella

What is a Bipartite Patella? This is a medical condition that affects your patella, also known as your kneecap. It is when your patella occurs…

Arthrofibrosis

What is Arthrofibrosis? This is a medical complication in which you have an excessive amount of scar tissue that forms in your knee. It limits…

Genu Recurvatum

Definition This is a medical condition where the hyperextension of your knee is greater than five degrees. It is also referred to as back knee…

Monteggia Fracture

Definition This is an arm fracture in which the joint with the radial head at your elbow becomes dislocated and the ulna, one of the…

Exostosis

Definition: What is Exostosis? This is a bony outgrowth that can occur anywhere on your body and is non-cancerous. It is basically the formation of…

Fibrous Dysplasia

What is Fibrous dysplasia? This is a medical condition that disturbs the process of bone regeneration. It causes normal bone to be replaced with fibrous…

Gastric Volvulus

What is Gastric Volvulus? This medical condition happens when all or part of your stomach twists around by more than 180 degrees and causes a…

Hobo Spider Bite

The hobo spider is a member of the funnel web spiders, of the Eratigena agrestis family. The spider often lives around human habitats, hence the…

Lipedema

What is Lipedema? Lipedema is a chronic disorder, in which the excess adipose tissue is deposited on different parts of the body, such as legs…

IV Infiltration

Definition The IV infiltration can be defined as a complication of the intravenous therapy, with the administered medication infiltrating into the surrounding tissues. The leakage…

Double Jointed (Hypermobility)

What does double jointed mean? When someone is double jointed, it means that person has joints that stretch beyond the regular range of motion. There…

Regional Enteritis

Regional enteritis is also known as Crohn’s disease, being a medical condition in which the gastrointestinal tract suffers from chronic inflammation. The inflammation is commonly…

Spastic Colon

Definition The Spastic colon or Irritable bowel syndrome is a collection of symptoms at the level of the GI tract, representing a disorder of the…

Pleuritic Chest Pain

Definition The pleuritic chest pain can be defined as one the symptoms of pleurisy. Pleurisy is a medical condition, in which the membrane that surrounds…

Esophageal Stricture

The Esophageal stricture is a medical condition in which the esophagus narrows, a modification which leads to the appearance of certain symptoms, such as swallowing…

Herpes Gladiatorum

Herpes gladiatorum is an infectious condition, caused by the herpes viruses and easily transmitted from one person to the other (skin-to-skin contact). The condition was…

Cachexia

Definition Cachexia is a medical condition in which severe weight loss occurs without the person intending to achieve such an objective. The syndrome is accompanied…

Conjunctival Hyperemia

Definition Conjunctival Hyperemia is a medical condition in which the sclera of the eyes is characterized by redness. What happens is that the blood vessels…

Hemarthrosis

Definition Hemarthrosis can be defined as the hemorrhage inside the joints, leading to other symptoms such as joint pain and inflammation. In making the diagnosis…

Cricopharyngeal Spasm

The cricopharyngeal spasm occurs in the cricopharyngeus muscle of the pharynx. This condition is often confused with a cancerous growth, as the person experiencing it…

Laryngospasm

The medical condition known as laryngospasm is characterized by the sudden and uncontrolled contraction of the vocal cords. The involuntary contraction of the muscles can…

Right Jaw Pain

A lot of people experience pain in their right jaw, the levels of intensity ranging from mild to severe. This can be a minor problem…

Spasmodic Dysphonia

Spasmodic dysphonia is a neurological disorder, characterized by the involuntary contractions of the muscles. This is one of the most common disorders in which the…

Intercostal Muscle Strain

An intercostal muscle strain is a common experience in which the pain caused can be bearable for some or it can be debilitating to others….

Red Dots on Legs

The incident of red dots on the legs can be frustrating and bothersome and can be uncomfortable especially when the dots that appeared are itchy….

Left Shoulder Pain

Left shoulder pain can be bothersome and can affect the quality of life as the ability to move the shoulder is generally affected. Left shoulder…

Sore Calves

Sore calf muscle is not an unusual occurrence that almost anyone can get to experience. It is the result of tears in the calf muscle…

Belly Button Pain

A belly button pain is something that should not be ignored especially if the cause is unknown. There are various reasons for the navel or…

Pinched Nerve in Shoulder Blade

A pinched nerve can cause so much pain and discomfort that it can affect the function and quality of life of an individual suffering from…

Gliosis

What is Gliosis? Gliosis is the reactive response of the glial cells in the central nervous system following a trauma or injury to the brain….

Fluttering in Chest

What does Fluttering in Chest mean?   Fluttering in the chest is an abnormal rhythm of the heart which may be beating too fast or…

Hyporeflexia

What is Hyporeflexia? Hyporeflexia is a condition characterized by the absence or diminished reflex in reaction to an applied stimulus.  This condition is associated with…

Sore Calf Muscles

The calf muscles are the ones responsible for the flexion movements in the lower part of the leg. They stretch on the back of the…

Dry Nostrils

Having dry nostrils is not a pleasant sensation, especially if you are going out in the cold. No one likes to have chapped lips and…

Itchy Ears

Even though the ear is one of the smallest parts of the body, experiencing itchiness in that area is not pleasant and it can cause…

Armpit Pain

The armpit is the small area that is found right at the junction of the arm with the shoulder. When pain occurs in this area,…

Recurrent Shingles

What do Recurrent Shingles mean? When we say shingles, we are actually referring to the condition known as herpes zoster. This is a viral infection with…

Eyelid Infection

The infection of the eyelid is one of the most common eye disorders. The skin on the eyelid is very thin and it is highly…

Chlorine Poisoning

Chlorine is a chemical substance often used for the disinfecting of various surfaces, as it prevents the growth of bacteria. It is also found in…

Infected Belly Button

The belly button is susceptible to infections with various pathological organisms. It can affect people of different ages, being often encountered in people who have…

Rash after Fever

There are many reasons that can lead to the appearance of a rash on the skin. While some of these reasons are not serious, others…

Bump Inside Nose

Having a bump inside your nose is definitely a cause of discomfort, especially if you are not certain what led to it in the first…

Swollen Nasal Passages

The swelling of the nasal passages can bring a lot of discomfort and also lead to difficult breathing. This modification often occurs when a person…

Red Moles

The red mole is also known as a cherry angioma and at first sight it might seem like a serious medical problem. However, unlike other…

Inner Ear Infection

The infection of the inner ear can be present on different levels, causing a wide range of symptoms. Most people decided to visit the doctor…

Brittle Toenails

Brittle toenails represent a common problem in the general population. The medical term for this condition is onychorrhexis, defining the modifications that appear at the…

Cortical Cyst

What is Cortical Cyst? The cortical cyst is a common condition that affects people of different ages and genders. The name of the cyst is…

Constant Burping

Burping is defined as the release of air through the mouth. The process is noisy, as the air is forcefully released from the stomach. Often…

Keratoderma Blennorrhagicum

Keratoderma Blennorrhagicum is a manifestation on the skin that appears in patients diagnosed with reactive arthritis (this condition was previously known as Reiter syndrome). The…

Piezogenic Pedal Papules

Piezogenic pedal papules are lesions that appear on the feet and wrists. These can either be accompanied by pain or be asymptomatic and they usually…

Tinea Faciei

Tinea faciei is a superficial infection of the skin. It is part of the dermatophyte skin infections and it can affect people of different sexes…

High Ankle Sprain

The high ankle sprain occurs when the high ankle ligaments are torn or damaged and the lower leg and foot rotate externally. It is also…

Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans is a type of dermatitis that occurs in people who have traveled to tropical and subtropical geographical areas. However, because more and…

Bump on Inside of Lip

When a bump appears on the inside of the lip, it is often diagnosed as oral mucocele. This is a type of cyst that commonly…

Bacillary Angiomatosis

Bacillary angiomatosis is an infection of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue that also has a systemic involvement. This medical condition is caused by the…

Gingival Hyperplasia

Gingival hyperplasia is a medical condition in which the gums increase in size. This condition is also known as gingival overgrowth, hypertrophic gingivitis or gingival…

Filiform Warts

Filiform warts are benign fleshy growths on the skin, which appear in persons who have been infected with the human papilloma virus. In general, warts…

Ecthyma Gangrenosum

Ecthyma gangrenosum is a medical condition in which the skin becomes infected with pseudomonas aeruginosa. The people who are most at risk of developing this…

Actinomycosis

Actinomycosis is a polymicrobial infection that occurs extremely rare in humans and more often in animals. The infectious bacterial disease, when it affects humans, can…

Fissured tongue

Fissured tongue is a benign condition in which deep grooves or fissures appear on the lateral sides and back of the tongue. This condition is…

Dactylitis

Dactylitis is a medical condition in which a digit (finger or toe) becomes inflamed, taking the shape of a sausage and causing a lot of…

Erythema Toxicum

What is Erythema Toxicum? Erythema toxicum is a skin condition that affects only newborns in the early neonatal period and which is characterized by a…

Cold Urticaria

What is Cold Urticaria? Cold urticaria is a skin reaction to the cold temperatures, in which red and itchy bumps appear on the skin. The…

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia

Oral hairy leukoplakia is a disease of the oral mucosa that was first described in 1984. It is strongly associated with the HIV infection; this…

Lichen Nitidus

What is Lichen Nitidus? Lichen nitidus is a rare, inflammatory skin condition, in which skin-colored, micropapules that glisten appear on the skin. At the moment,…

Levoscoliosis

What is Levoscoliosis? Levoscoliosis is a medical condition in which the spine becomes curved to the left side of the body. The symptoms will be…

Itching at Night

If you are suffering from nocturnal itching, then it is only normal you are interested in finding out more information on the subject. First of…

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