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Publication Open AccessPersistent pleural effusion in an infant with an unusual diagnosis: congenital alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma(2020-01-01T00:00:00Z) Yozgat, Can Yilmaz; YEŞİLBAŞ, Osman; YOZGAT, Yılmaz; AKDEMİR, OSMAN CEMİL; YURTSEVER, İsmail; TEKİN, NUR; BAGHISHOV, DAMAT; BAYRAMOVA, NİGAR; ELAGÖZ, Şahande; ÇAKIR, FATMA BETÜL; YEŞİLBAŞ, OSMAN; YOZGAT, YILMAZ; AKDEMİR, OSMAN CEMİL; YURTSEVER, İSMAİL; TEKİN, NUR; BAGHISHOV, DAMAT; BAYRAMOVA, NİGAR; ELAGÖZ, ŞAHANDE; ÇAKIR, FATMA BETÜLRhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malignant form of neoplasm that originates from skeletal muscle. RMSs can exist anywhere in the human body but are more commonly detected in the neck region and extremities. The alveolar type is one of the subtypes of RMS that has a poor prognosis. Because the clinical manifestation of a tumour can be a painless mass, symptoms might be non-contributary to the diagnosis. Herein, a four-month-old girl was admitted to the emergency department with complaints of respiratory distress without a runny nose, cough, and fever. Recurrent effusions subsided with subsequent tube thoracostomy. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed to determine the aetiology of the recurrent effusion. The Tru-Cut biopsy obtained during VATS resulted in the diagnosis of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Pleural effusion decreased, and the tube drainage was stopped rapidly after first vincristine, actinomycin-D, and cyclophosphamide chemotherapy cycle. Persistent and recurrent pleural effusions should alert physicians to rule out unusual diagnoses like that of our case. Publication Open AccessSubdural empyema, brain abscess, and superior sagittal sinus venous thrombosis secondary to Streptococcus anginosus(2021-01-01T00:00:00Z) YEŞİLBAŞ, Osman; YOZGAT, Can Yılmaz; Tahaoglu, Irmak; BURSAL DURAMAZ, BURCU; TÜREL, Özden; TEKİN, NUR; UZUNER, SELÇUK; Abdallah, Anas; YEŞİLBAŞ, OSMAN; YOZGAT, YILMAZ; BURSAL DURAMAZ, BURCU; TÜREL, ÖZDEN; TEKİN, NUR; UZUNER, SELÇUKStreptococcus anginosus can be frequently isolated from brain abscesses, but is a rare cause of the liver, lung, and deep tissue abscesses. In this report, we present a patient with subdural empyema, brain abscess, and superior sagittal cerebral venous thrombosis as complications of rhinosinusitis whose purulent empyema sample yielded S. anginosus. A 13-year-old female patient was referred to our pediatric intensive care unit with altered mental status, aphasia, and behavioral change. On a brain computed tomography scan, subdural empyema extending from the left frontal sinus to the frontal interhemispheric area and left hemispheric dura was detected. Intravenous ceftriaxone, vancomycin, and metronidazole treatments were started. Subdural empyema was surgically drained. Postoperative brain magnetic resonance venography imaging showed superior sagittal sinus thrombosis. Cultures obtained from purulent empyema sample revealed S. anginosus. On the third day of hospitalization, a brain computed tomography scan showed brain edema, especially in the left hemisphere and significantly increased subdural empyema that had been previously drained. She was reoperated and decompressive craniectomy was performed. On the fifth day, partial epileptic seizures occurred. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed a brain abscess on the interhemispheric area. The magnetic resonance imaging findings of abscess formation improved on 30th day and she was discharged on the 45th day after the completion of antibiotic therapy.