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Baaj Ali A - - 2012
We present a 28-year-old man with neck pain, fevers, elevated acute-phase reactant levels and progressive quadraparesis. He had a history of intravenous drug abuse. Contrast-enhanced cervical spine MRI revealed a heterogeneously enhancing mass in the anterior atlantoaxial region with spinal cord compression. The patient was taken emergently to the operating ...
Monacelli G - - 2012
Giant cell-rich osteolytic lesions may have overlapping clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features, with an important degree of difficulty of diagnosis and treatment. We report a case of double osteolytic lesion at the middle-finger in a young man without previous history of hand trauma. He underwent en-bloc resection of the bone ...
Al-Maghrabi Jaudah A - - 2012
To evaluate the importance of inter-institutional second opinion surgical pathology review of lymphoma, and identify the lymphoma pathologic mimics. The surgical pathology material of patients referred to 2 tertiary care hospitals in the western region of Saudi Arabia (King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre and King Abdulaziz University Hospital, ...
Poiasina E - - 2012
Splenic rupture is a common complaint encountered in emergency surgery. Trauma is the most common cause of splenic rupture, while non-traumatic or occult splenic rupture (OSR) is a rare condition. The differential diagnosis weighs on treatment that ranges between close monitoring, splenorrhaphy, splenic conservation and splenectomy. We report a case ...
Yu Q - - 2012
Elevated plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. CRP immunoreactive protein is also detected in the lesions of atherosclerosis. However, it is not known whether the CRP contents of atherosclerotic lesions are associated with the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. To examine this ...
Sah Kunal - - 2012
Peripheral cemento-ossifying fibroma [PCOF] is a reactive gingival overgrowth occurring frequently in the maxillary anterior region in teenagers and young adults. Here, we report a case of POCF in a 13-year-old male, which was previously surgically excised and had recurred after a period of 9 months. PCOF should be considered ...
van Tubergen Astrid - - 2012
Spondyloarthritis (SpA) defines a group of interrelated diseases, including ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, enteropathic-related spondylitis and arthritis, and undifferentiated SpA. The clinical presentation of SpA is heterogeneous, and no single shared distinguishing feature exists for the conditions comprising SpA; in daily practice, diagnosis is usually made on ...
Zimling Zarah Glad - - 2012
Zimling Z G, Jørgensen A & Santoni-Rugiu E (2012) Histopathology The diagnostic value of immunohistochemically detected methylthioadenosine phosphorylase deficiency in malignant pleural mesotheliomas Aims:  Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) often causes diagnostic difficulties for pathologists. We assessed whether loss of methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP), a key enzyme in the intracellular recycling of ...
Emami Nader - - 2012
NHL usually presents with lymphadenopathy or symptoms related to compression by the primary tumor of surrounding structures. While the head and neck region is a common site of involvement, blindness is rarely a presenting symptom. We report here the case of a child who presented to the emergency room with ...
Kandzierski Grzegorz - - 2012
Florid-reactive periostitis, also known as fibroosseous pseudotumor, is a benign bone lesion. It occurs rarely among pediatric patients. Usually, it affects the phalanges of the hands and feet, where most lesions concern the proximal phalanx. Girls are more commonly affected than boys. The lesion appears benign radiographically but on histologic ...
Brener Sorin J - - 2012
The aim of this study was to assess whether residual nonculprit (NC) lesions, defined as visual diameter stenosis ≥30% after successful percutaneous coronary intervention, affect the rate of future events in patients with acute coronary syndromes. In patients with acute coronary syndromes, approximately one-half of recurrent events after percutaneous coronary ...
Betta Pier-Giacomo - - 2012
Context.-The pathologic approach to pleural-based lesions is stepwise and uses morphologic assessment, correlated with clinical and imaging data supplemented by immunohistochemistry (IHC), and more recently, molecular tests, as an aid for 2 main diagnostic problems: malignant mesothelioma (MM) versus other malignant tumors and malignant versus reactive mesothelial proliferations. Objective.-To present ...
Ghafoor Mohammed - - 2012
The authors present an unusual case of an acute swelling of the lower lip and septicemia in a 35-year-old, recent immigrant male arriving from India. The patient presented in our emergency department with a 48-hour history of a worsening, painful swelling of the lower lip. On presentation, he was pyrexial ...
Ghafoor Mohammed - - 2012
The authors present an unusual case of an acute swelling of the lower lip and septicemia in a 35-year-old, recent immigrant male arriving from India. The patient presented in our emergency department with a 48-hour history of a worsening, painful swelling of the lower lip. On presentation, he was pyrexial ...
Eboli Paula - - 2012
We present the case of a child in whom acute hydrocephalus developed secondary to obstruction of the foramen of Monro by a choroid plexus cyst. The patient was seen in the emergency department with fevers, acute onset of headaches, and lethargy. Computed tomography demonstrated dilated lateral and third ventricles with ...
Wolf M E - - 2012
Multiple acute ischemic lesions in different hemispheres or vascular territories are mainly considered to be of proximal embolic origin. However, despite careful diagnostic work-up, the etiological classification often stays undetermined. We propose that multiple acute ischemic lesions can sometimes be a phenomenon observed in small vessel disease (SVD). From a ...
Petroianu Andy - - 2012
Appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency. While the clinical diagnosis may be straightforward in patients who present with classic signs and symptoms, atypical presentations may result in diagnostic confusion and delay in treatment. Abdominal pain is the primary presenting complaint of patients with acute appendicitis. Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia ...
McKinnell T H - - 2012
The assumption in a patient with a history of melanoma is that any subsequent lymphadenopathy is metastatic disease. We present a case where a seemingly obvious case of metastatic malignant melanoma proved to be Reactive Follicular Hyperplasia, illustrating it is important to be aware of all differential diagnoses, even when ...
Chodkiewicz Hubert M - - 2012
Erythema annulare centrifugum is a reactive erythema of various possible etiologies including, although less often, an associated cancer. Cancer-related erythema annulare centrifugum is most commonly associated with lymphoproliferative malignancies, specifically lymphoma and leukemia. Malignancy-associated erythema annulare centrifugum is more frequently seen in women than men and the presence of skin ...
Noel Cory V - - 2012
This report describes a patient with a superior mediastinal mass and extensive intrathoracic lymphadenopathy referred for oncologic care. During her evaluation, an abnormal cardiovascular examination resulted in an echocardiographic evaluation and an unanticipated diagnosis of a highly obstructive left atrial cor triatriatum was uncovered. The patient underwent repair of cor ...
Lee Anson M AM Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, - - 2012
The creation of consistently transmural lesions with epicardial ablation on the beating heart has represented a significant challenge for current technology. This study examined the chronic performance of the AtriCure Coolrail device (AtriCure Inc, West Chester, Ohio), an internally cooled, bipolar radiofrequency ablation device designed for off-pump epicardial ablation. The ...
Ambrosio M R - - 2012
Benign solitary ulcer of the colon is an uncommon lesion that was originally described by Cruveilhier in 1832. Its aetiology remains unknown, and there are no pathognomonic lesions or symptoms. Diagnosis is made by exclusion; in fact, diseases such as specific infections (cytomegalovirus, campylobacter jejuni, entamoeba histolytica), common clinical conditions ...
Neil Chistopher J - - 2012
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a form of reversible acute cardiac dysfunction of uncertain pathogenesis, which occurs predominantly in postmenopausal women, often with antecedent severe stress. Systolic dysfunction most commonly affects the apex of the left ventricle. There is considerable uncertainty regarding the pathogenesis of TTC and the optimal diagnostic methodology. ...
Levy Zachary - - 2012
Acute prevertebral calcific tendonitis (APCT) is a rare condition, the exact incidence of which is unknown. It is of particular interest to the emergency physician owing to the other potentially devastating conditions in the differential diagnosis of neck stiffness and/or odynophagia (including retropharyngeal abscess, infectious spondylitis, and meningitis.) In contrast, ...
Saint-Martin Pauline - - 2012
  Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a subtype of acute myelogenous leukemia frequently associated with clotting abnormalities and severe hemorrhagic diathesis. The disease is associated with a high incidence of early fatal hemorrhage. We report the sudden death of a 40-year-old male without significant medical history in which foul play ...
Krishnapillai Rekha - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a solitary, benign vascular growth. The precise cause for the development of pyogenic granuloma is unknown. It is believed, however, to be an exuberant tissue response to local irritation or trauma. Up to date, few studies have been carried out among Asians, particularly on the ...
Rawal Yeshwant B - - 2012
A 33-year-old woman presented with a slow growing palatal gingival mass. The clinical differential diagnosis included benign tumors and tumor-like lesions, including the pyogenic granuloma, peripheral giant cell granuloma, peripheral ossifying fibroma, giant cell fibroma, peripheral odontogenic tumors, and oral focal mucinosis. The lesion was excised and histopathological examination followed ...
Sinopidis Xenophon - - 2012
Congenital midline cervical cleft is a very uncommon malformation of the anterior neck, with less than 100 cases reported in medical literature. Herein we present a case of a female neonate with this anomaly. A detailed description of the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics is performed. As it is derived from ...
Vigliar Elena - - 2012
Objective: The breast may be affected by reactive and lymphoproliferative processes such as primary (PBL) or secondary (SBL) lymphoma, reactive intramammary lymph nodes and sclerosing lobulitis; imaging may be not specific and surgical treatment not indicated. We report an experience with fine-needle cytology (FNAC) combined with flow cytometry (FC) and ...
Ray M Jordan - - 2012
Rupture of an intracranial dermoid cyst is a rare event with considerable associated morbidity and potential mortality. We present a case of intracranial rupture of a dermoid cystic tumor with consequent dissemination of subarachnoid fat droplets resulting in acute aseptic chemical meningitis. Radiographic findings, operative treatment, and pathologic features are ...
Yamada-Fujiwara Minami - - 2012
Severe diarrhea is a serious complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) has been one of the major causes of diarrhea after HSCT, which is triggered by donor-derived cytotoxic T-lymphocytes. On the other hand, intestinal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) sometimes coexists with acute GVHD, and intensified ...
Higashi Yusuke - - 2012
A 40-year-old man presented to our department with left lower abdominal pain. Laboratory test showed slight leukocytosis and moderately elevated C-reactive protein (CRP). Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed a typical fat density lesion adjacent to the sigmoid colon. The diagnosis of primary epiploic appendagitis of the sigmoid colon ...
Schwock Joerg - - 2012
Fine needle sampling is a fast, safe, and potentially cost-effective method of obtaining tissue for cytomorphologic assessment aimed at both initial triage and, in some cases, complete diagnosis of patients that present clinically with lymphadenopathy. The cytologic diagnosis of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas composed of small-/intermediate-sized cells, however, has been seen ...
Osborn Michael F - - 2012
Background and Purpose. Tornwaldt's cysts are rare nasopharyngeal lesions that develop from remnants of the embryonic notochord. Summary of Case. We reported a twelve-year-old female stroke patient with Tornwaldt's cysts, whose father also suffered a stroke at age fifty two with the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, suggesting a ...
Handa Uma - - 2012
Background: Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), previously known as 'Masson's hemangioma', is a reactive endothelial proliferation that occurs most commonly in the vessels of the head, neck, and extremities. The cytologic findings of the lesion are varied and depend on the age of the lesion. Cases: Case 1 is a ...
Rao Shalinee - - 2012
A 63-year-old male presented with sudden increase in size of a right inguinal swelling which was present for the past 10 years. Clinical diagnosis of inguinal soft tissue mass/lymph node enlargement was made and patient was investigated further for a conclusive diagnosis. Ultrasound examination suggested it to be a lymph ...
Adachi Koji - - 2012
We report on a 2-month-old boy with a dermoid cyst arising at the anterior fontanelle, with observation during both the open and closed stages of the fontanelle. The etiology of this benign, curable tumor is discussed.
Gałązka Krystyna - - 2012
Enterocolic lymphocytic phlebitis (ELP) is a rare disease of unknown etiology involving most often the intramural and mesenteric small and medium-sized veins of the gastrointestinal tract. The diagnosis of the disorder is based on the histopathological examination of a surgical specimen as endoscopically obtained diagnostic material is usually too superficial. ...
Ziaei Mohammed M - - 2012
Purpose. To present a unique case of Non-Hodgkin's-Lymphoma- (NHL) associated compressive optic neuropathy. Method. An 89-year-old male presenting with acute unilateral visual loss and headache. Results. Patient was initially diagnosed with occult giant cell arteritis; however after visual acuity deteriorated despite normal inflammatory markers, an urgent MRI scan revealed an ...
Khan Suhail Aslam - - 2012
Acute gastric dilatation is a rare entity, with varying aetiologies the majority of which are benign. Delay in diagnosis and treatment could result in sequelae such as gastric emphysema (pneumatosis), emphysematous gastritis, gangrene, and perforation. Gastric emphysema as a result of a benign nongangrenous condition such as gastroparesis, adynamic ileus ...
Woodard Terri L - - 2012
Our aim is to document a case of endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the ovary found in an endometriotic cyst that was suspected on pelvic ultrasound in a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome, normal Ca125, and a recent history of ovulation induction for IVF. She underwent an exploratory laparotomy with left salpingo-oophorectomy ...
Luvizuto Eloá R - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) is a common gingival growth usually arising from the interdental papilla. The anterior maxilla is the most common location of involvement. The etiology and pathogenesis of POF remains unknown. Some investigators consider it a neoplastic process, whereas others argue that it is a reactive ...
Konaté Yacouba - - 2012
The present paper investigates the occurrence, removal, and accumulation of protozoan cysts and helminth eggs in a large anaerobic pond treating municipal wastewater of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). With a hydraulic retention time of 6.5 days, the anaerobic pond achieved 100% removal of helminth eggs and protozoan cysts most of the ...
Sakaguchi Yasuto - - 2012
A 60-year-old man was diagnosed as multiple hepatic abscesses. Failure in the first empiric therapy led to extension into the pericardium, causing acute cardiac tamponade. Actinomyces species were not cultured from the pericardial effusion. The definitive diagnosis was acquired by ultrasound guided needle biopsy.
Celik Turgay - - 2012
Pericardial cysts are rareand benign lesions of the heart. They are usually asymptomatic and incidentally diagnosed on chest X-ray. Most are located at the right cardiophrenic angle. Life- -threatening complications may be infrequently encountered. We report the case of a 54 year- -old male with acute coronary syndrome and a ...
Hemmi Shoji - - 2012
We report a case of fulminant brachial plexopathy with radicular involvement. A 25-year-old man developed acute total monoplegia in the left upper limb. Needle electromyography showed extensive acute denervation in the C5-T1 spinal segments, and peripheral sensory nerve conduction was normal, mimicking a pre-ganglionic lesion. However, left median somatosensory evoked ...
Al-Ajerami Y - - 2012
The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis at Al-Shefa hospital, Gaza Strip, Palestine. Patients who had appendicitis diagnosed by ultrasound over the study period (n = 180) underwent surgical excision of the appendix. The negative appendectomy rate ...
Abdou Asmaa - - 2012
Nodal marginal zone lymphoma (NMZL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In this report, we describe a similar condition affecting female 53-year-old presented with generalized lymphadenopathy and high LDH level. The patient underwent excision of cervical lymph node and bone marrow biopsy. Histopathological examination of the excised lymph node ...
Arul A Sri Kennath J - - 2012
Oral manifestations are frequently the initial signs of acute leukemia, prompting the patient to consult the dentist first. The gingival tissue is one site commonly involved either by leukemic infiltration or by inflammatory reactive hyperplasia, causing gingival enlargement. The gingival infiltration may also be present without gingival enlargement. Early recognition ...
Goswamy Monika - - 2012
Osseous choristoma is a rare, benign lesion of the oral cavity occurring usually on the tongue. It appears as a tumorous mass of normal bony structure with mature cells in an ectopic position. Some lesions represent developmental malformations, whereas others may be reactive lesions, after trauma or chronic irritation. This ...
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