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Lee Yun Nah YN Digestive Disease Center and Research Institute, Department of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University School of Medicine, Bucheon and Seoul, - - 2014
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) has been becoming the standard tool for acquiring pancreatic lesion tissue. However, a single cytologic or histologic evaluation is not satisfactory for diagnosis. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA for pancreatic solid masses and intra-abdominal lymph nodes using a ...
Campbell M Wesley MW Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, - - 2014
A 6-year-old male neutered Australian Shepherd dog was presented for evaluation of a subcutaneous mass on the plantar aspect of the proximal left metatarsus. Fine-needle aspirate smears contained numerous plump spindle cells and large multinucleated cells amongst a considerable amount of pink extracellular matrix. Histopathologic diagnosis of the tissue obtained ...
Comunoğlu Cem C Department of Pathology, Yakın Doğu University, Faculty of Medicine, LEFKOŞA, TURKİSH REPUBLIC of NORTHERN - - 2014
Objective: Sinonasal mucosal malignant melanoma is a rare entity. In this report we present a nasal mucosal malignant melanoma case with its histopathological and clinical features. Case Report: An 88-year-old female patient presented with epistaxis a month ago. Examination revealed a polypoid mass lesion of right nasal cavity originating from ...
Ozer Fulya F Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Başkent University, Faculty of Medicine, ADANA, - - 2014
Chondrolipomas are mesenchymal tumors that found as mature cartilage tissue in a fat tissue. A 2-year-old boy was seen with a complaint of a mass of the neck. On physical examination of the child, there was a one-centimeter mass above the sternocleidomastoid muscle on the lateral neck. Pathological examination of ...
Navaneethan Udayakumar U Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
OBJECTIVES:Ascertaining the benign or malignant nature of biliary strictures may be challenging. Oxidized phospholipids (oxPLs) play an important role in tumor apoptosis and may be elevated in malignant biliary strictures. The objective of the study was to investigate whether oxPLs are enriched in the bile of malignant biliary strictures.METHODS:In this ...
Spick Claudio C Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Division of Molecular and Gender Imaging, Medical University of Vienna (AKH), General Hospital Vienna, Waehringer-Guertel 18-20, 1090, Wien, - - 2014
To assess if the application of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) obviates unnecessary MR-guided biopsies in suspicious breast lesions visible only on contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI). This institutional review board (IRB)-approved, retrospective, single-centre study included 101 patients (mean age, 49.5; SD 13.9 years) who underwent additional DWI at 1.5 T prior to MRI-guided biopsy of ...
Domínguez-Esteban M M Servicio de Urología, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
The role of renal mass (RM) biopsy is currently under discussion. As a result of the progressive increase in the incidental diagnosis of RMs (which have a higher percentage of benignity and well-differentiated cancers), new approaches have emerged such as observation, especially with elderly patients or those with significant comorbidity. ...
Ji Yi - - 2014
Feuts in fetu is a rare congenital anomaly and is defined as a monozygotic twin incorporated into the abdomen of its sibling during development. Feuts in fetu is often overlooked in the differential diagnosis of an abdominal mass. Unlike teratomas, fetus in fetu is a benign disorder. We describe the ...
Gnanapavan Sharmilee - - 2014
Tumefactive demyelinating lesions are a rare manifestation of multiple sclerosis (MS). Differential diagnosis of such space occupying lesions may not be straightforward and sometimes necessitate brain biopsy. Impaired cognition is the second most common clinical manifestation of tumefactive MS; however complex cognitive syndromes are unusual. We report the case of ...
Lin Giant C GC Division of Otology and Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, - - 2014
To discuss the differential diagnosis of petrous ridge lesions based on a rare case of metastatic pituitary carcinoma. A 41-year-old man with a past medical history of pituitary adenoma and hypopituitarism presented with imbalance and vertigo. Imaging showed a mass eroding the left posterior petrous face. Transtemporal, transmastoid approach for ...
Lu Man M Department of Radiology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, 37 Guo Xue Xiang 610041 Chengdu, Sichuan, China. - - 2014
Objectives- Transabdominal sonography with a gastrointestinal contrast agent has been widely used in China for investigation of digestive disorders. Double-contrast-enhanced sonography combines a gastrointestinal luminal contrast agent with an intravenous contrast agent for imaging of lesions. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the value of double-contrast-enhanced sonography ...
Pochop Pavel P Department of Ophtalmology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Czech Republic. Electronic address: - - 2014
Primary iris stromal cyst characteristically presents as a smooth, round, translucent mass in the anterior chamber. In small children it tends to grow rapidly and may be confused with intraocular malignancy. Management is difficult, and recurrences are frequent. We report 2 cases of primary iris stromal cyst in which recurrence ...
Pukrushpan Parnchat P Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Electronic address: - - 2014
We report the clinical and pathological findings of a rare case of congenital uveal melanoma. A 7-week-old girl presented with history of a black area at the inner corner of her left eye since birth. Examination revealed an enlarged globe with an area of visible uveal pigment nasal to the ...
Shields Carol L CL Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: - - 2014
A newborn baby with a lump on his right upper eyelid that was unresponsive to warm compresses and oral antibiotics presented at 3 weeks of age with a yellow mass measuring 20 mm in diameter at the base. Preliminary diagnosis was benign choristomatous mass; and warm compresses were continued. The ...
Neto José Rino JR Associate professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
Oral focal mucinosis is a rare soft-tissue lesion that might result from the overproduction of hyaluronic acid by fibroblasts. The lesions are commonly found on the gingiva and palate; however, other sites, such as the tongue, have also been reported. The diagnosis of oral focal mucinosis is based on histologic ...
Amati Anca-Laura - - 2014
Hemangiomas of the gastrointestinal tract and mesentery are uncommon benign vascular lesions. While spontaneous bleeding is the hallmark of the gastrointestinal tumor variant, clinical signs of mesenteric hemangiomas are mostly unspecific. Despite the increasing imaging quality of computerized tomography (CT), in most cases the final diagnosis is established through surgery ...
Lucky M A MA Department of Urology, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Merseyside, - - 2014
Epithelioid haemangioma of the penis is a rare condition which usually presents a solid single nodule. We report a case in a 43-year-old man who presented with painful erections and sleep disturbance with two palpable penile nodules. Magnetic resonance imaging with an artificially induced erection revealed these as individual lesions, ...
Kim Sang Won SW Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 149 Sangil-Dong, Gangdong-Gu, Seoul, 134-727, Korea, - - 2014
Cystic-form, intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile ducts (IPNBs) usually manifest as a multilocular cystic mass or unilocular cystic mass with papillary mural nodules. To our knowledge, cystic IPNBs forming single, unilocular cystic lesions without a visible papillary tumor and mimicking a simple hepatic cyst or mucinous cystadenoma have never ...
Lake Alexis A Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, - - 2014
This report describes an extremely rare cause of a common presentation. A 59-year-old man who presented with symptoms of progressive cardiac failure, was demonstrated to have a large left intraatrial mass on computed tomography pulmonary angiography and an echocardiogram. He proceeded to urgent surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass. Histology of the ...
Park Seol Hoon SH From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan; †Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, and ‡Department of Nuclear Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South - - 2014
Brunner gland hyperplasia, a rare duodenal tumor, usually presents with benign features. A 68-year-old man with a history of anemia presented with a polypoid duodenal mass that was detected by CT and esophagogastroduodenoscopy. This mass showed high F-FDG avidity on PET/CT and was histopathologically confirmed as Brunner gland hyperplasia. We ...
Segal N - - 2014
Unilateral nasal masses are considered suspicious for proliferative diseases. Several tools are routinely used to investigate unilateral lesions such as imaging and nasal biopsy. This study investigated the usefulness of nasal biopsy in predicting the actual nature of unilateral lesions. Preoperative nasal biopsy pathological results were compared with the final ...
Azari Amir A AA Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE To report the clinical and histopathologic findings of ocular adnexal angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia, an unusual but often misdiagnosed benign disorder. OBSERVATIONS The ophthalmologic findings of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia with ocular adnexal involvement are variable and include eyelid swelling, ptosis, proptosis, and loss of vision. Imaging studies typically ...
Han Na Yeon NY From the *Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Anam Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; †Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; and ‡Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Anam Hospital, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
To access imaging findings of growing teratoma syndrome (GTS), which is a rare complication of malignant ovarian germ cell tumor (GCT) after chemotherapy. Five patients met the criteria for GTS. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance images were retrospectively reviewed by 2 radiologists in consensus for margin, attenuation, and the presence ...
Andrioli Massimiliano M EndocrinologiaOggi, 00100, Rome, Italy, - - 2014
The aim of percutaneous thermal ablation with laser (LA) or radiofrequency (RFA) is to reduce the volume of benign thyroid nodules. Little is known about ultrasonographic and elastographic appearances of thyroid lesions after treatment. For the first time, we report in detail the main ultrasonographic and elastographic characteristics of thermally ...
Lee Hee-Chun HC Research Institute of Life Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National - - 2014
A 9-year-old castrated male Shih-tzu dog was referred to us because of chronic vomiting. The patient's hematological, radiographic, ultrasonographic, endoscopic, and histological examinations were evaluated for diagnosis. Hematologic analysis indicated moderate anemia and azotemia. Based on imaging study, oval-shape mass was identified in gastric pylorus area. A proliferative mass was ...
Lapresta A A Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital San Rafael, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Acquired digital arteriovenous malformations (ADAVM) are uncommon acral vascular lesions most often affecting the finger. Treatment usually requires complete excision of the lesion with complex advancement flap or skin graft reconstruction. However, in recent years, some authors have reported satisfactory outcomes with laser treatment. We describe a series of 6 ...
Massoth Landon J LJ College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, - - 2014
To report the occurrence of a neonate with a lateral saccular cyst that was successfully managed by flexible, carbon dioxide laser-assisted endoscopic marsupialization and ablation. A full-term, 14-day-old girl presented to the clinic for progressively worsening stridor since birth. On fiber optic laryngoscopy, she was found to have a large, ...
Miura Kentaro K Division of Thoracic Surgery, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, - - 2014
We report a case of hilar lymph node metastasis of amelanotic malignant melanoma of unknown origin. A left pulmonary nodule was detected during a check-up in a 58-year old woman. Chest computed tomography indicated a large left hilar mass located between the upper and lower lobes. She underwent left pneumonectomy ...
Paik Woo Hyun WH Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
Pancreatic cancer may present as a peri-arterial soft tissue cuff (PSTC) around the superior mesenteric artery or celiac axis without an identifiable pancreatic mass. We evaluated the diagnostic yield of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in patients with a PSTC without definite pancreas involvement and those with a typical ...
Teo Lesley Hw LH 1Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Group, Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, - - 2014
A female spayed domestic longhair cat aged 3 years and 9 months was referred for investigation for regurgitation and weight loss of 2 months' duration. Thoracic radiographs revealed a soft tissue mass within the cranial mediastinum causing focal oesophageal dilatation. Computed tomography confirmed a contrast-enhancing mass located cranial to the ...
Ooi Aik T AT 1Pediatrics, - - 2014
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is thought to arise from premalignant lesions in the airway epithelium; therefore studying these lesions is critical for understanding lung carcinogenesis. Previous microarray and sequencing studies designed to discover early biomarkers and therapeutic targets for lung SCC had limited success identifying key driver events in ...
García-García Emilio E Unidad de Endocrinología Pediátrica, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Sellar masses are an heterogeneous group of lesions, both in nature and management. Not all of them require surgery. To describe the presenting symptoms of sellar masses and endocrine abnormalities occurring during follow-up. To emphasize the significance of endocrine assessment, and to identify lesions amenable to hormonal treatment. A retrospective ...
Brennan Peter A PA Maxillofacial Unit, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Branchial cleft cysts typically present as a persistent mass in the anterior triangle of the neck. Diagnosis is made by imaging and fine needle aspiration cytology and is confirmed histologically after excision. We report a branchial cleft cyst in a 27-year-old woman that resolved spontaneously over several weeks without surgical ...
Yip Stephen S Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, - - 2014
Accurate skeleton registration is necessary to match corresponding metastatic bone lesions for response assessment over multiple scans. In articulated registration (ART), whole-body skeletons are registered by auto-segmenting individual bones, then rigidly aligning them. Performance and robustness of the ART in lesion matching were evaluated and compared to other commonly used ...
Guo J J Endoscopic Center, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, - - 2014
An innovative ligation-assisted endoscopic enucleation (EE-L) technique was developed for the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal subepithelial lesions (smaller than 12 mm) originating from muscularis propria by combining endoscopic band ligation and endoscopic enucleation techniques. The aim of the study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of EE-L technique in the ...
Ibe Mon M Department of Surgery, Neurosurgical Unit, Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, - - 2014
Apart from reporting about a case of spontaneous subgaleal aerocele this paper looks at the possible causes and management also. A 35-year-old Igbo-Nigerian female, about 4 weeks post-natal, with a 10-month old steadily and gradually enlarging mass around the back of her head, including both temporal regions was referred to ...
Cai H Y HY Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph, Bldg 89, 419 Gordon St, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1. Email: - - 2014
The past decade has seen remarkable technical advances in infectious disease diagnosis, and the pace of innovation is likely to continue. Many of these techniques are well suited to pathogen identification directly from pathologic or clinical samples, which is the focus of this review. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gene ...
Sun Hao-Rui HR Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guo Xue Ave., Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan, People's Republic of - - 2014
Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare disorder characterized by benign smooth-muscle tumours, termed leiomyomas, which originate from uterine leiomyomas or pelvic veins. Tumours may extend into the right-sided heart chambers, termed intracardiac leiomyomatosis (ICLM), and may be potentially life-threatening due to mechanical interference with cardiac structures or pulmonary arteries. While surgical ...
Squiers John J JJ Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5909 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75390-8879, - - 2014
Patients suffering from severe tracheobronchial obstruction are vulnerable to dyspnea, respiratory failure, obstructive pneumonia, and death. Treatment with a holmium:YAG laser, an alternative to the neodymium:YAG laser, may provide symptomatic relief. This is the largest case series to date describing the application of the holmium:YAG laser via bronchoscopy for benign ...
Kokhanovsky Natalia N From the *Department of Radiology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa; and †Department of Pediatric Surgery, Safra Children's Hospital Safra, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
An omental cyst is a very rare pathology, especially in small infants. Children generally present with abdominal distention with or without a palpable mass. The mass may be huge, simulating ascites. The most common presentation in children is that of a small-bowel obstruction. The differential diagnosis includes intestinal duplication cyst, ...
Hwang Cindy S CS Departments of *Ophthalmology and †Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, - - 2014
Lymphomas are the most common primary orbital malignancies in adults. The authors present a 62-year-old Hispanic woman with a 2-year history of slowly enlarging bilateral lower eyelid masses that the patient described as "bags." On palpation, firm, mobile, nontender masses with associated tear trough deformities were noted. Biopsy of the ...
Smith Alice Boyd AB From the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md (A.B.S.); Department of Neuropathology, Joint Pathology Center, Silver Spring, Md (I.H.S.); Department of Radiology, Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, Bethesda, Md (J.W.S.); and Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland - - 2014
Meningioma is the most common mass involving the dura, making it number one in the differential diagnosis for any dural-based mass; however, a variety of other neoplastic and nonneoplastic lesions also involve the dura. Knowledge of the dural anatomy can provide clues to the various processes that may involve this ...
Freer Phoebe E PE From the Department of Radiology, MGH Imaging (P.E.F., E.A.R.), and Department of Pathology (J.L.W.), Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman St, Avon Comprehensive Care Center, Wang-ACC-240, Boston, MA - - 2014
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is rapidly emerging as an important clinical tool for both screening and diagnosis. DBT improves upon mammography by depicting breast tissue on a dynamic sequence of cross-sectional images reconstructed in planes corresponding to their mammographic planes of acquisition. DBT results in markedly reduced summation of overlapping ...
Sheng Qingfeng Q Department of General Surgery, Children's Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200040, P.R. - - 2014
Pyriform sinus fistula (PSF) is often overlooked, and presents diagnostic and management challenge. The aim of this study was to highlight the value of intraoperative endoscopy-assisted intubation or methylene blue injection through the internal opening as a guide in searching for the fistula. The charts of 48 patients diagnosed with ...
Chong Sheldon S Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Modbury Hospital, 41-69 Smart Rd., Adelaide, SA 5092, Australia. - - 2014
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare, locally aggressive, benign neoplasm of unknown etiology. It is uncommon in the head and neck region, particularly in the paranasal sinuses. We present an unusual case of IPT of the maxillary sinus and orbit in a 27-year-old woman who presented with cheek swelling, right ...
Kim Sang Wha SW Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Epidermal cysts are commonly occurring masses usually less than 5 cm in diameter, but in predisposed patients, epidermal cysts can grow relatively large due to chronic infection. From June 2002 to July 2010, 17 patients received 19 regional perforator-based island flaps to cover defects due to the excision of large ...
Liesenfeld O - - 2014
By shortening the time to pathogen identification and allowing for detection of organisms missed by blood culture, new molecular methods may provide clinical benefits for the management of patients with sepsis. While a number of reviews on the diagnosis of sepsis have recently been published we here present up-to-date new ...
Meier Jeremy D JD University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, - - 2014
Neck masses in children usually fall into one of three categories: developmental, inflammatory/reactive, or neoplastic. Common congenital developmental masses in the neck include thyroglossal duct cysts, branchial cleft cysts, dermoid cysts, vascular malformations, and hemangiomas. Inflammatory neck masses can be the result of reactive lymphadenopathy, infectious lymphadenitis (viral, staphylococcal, and ...
Kim Mi Ju MJ Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, - - 2014
We diagnosed a 2-cm, large cystic adenomyoma after complete abortion without transcervical curettage, based on symptoms of dysmenorrhea, time of onset, and sonographic findings. The cystic adenomyoma was treated successfully with laparoscopic mass excision.
Di Girolamo Nicola - - 2014
A great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) was referred for assessment of a subacute-onset, nonpainful swelling located in the pectoral region. Physical examination revealed a firm, round, well-circumscribed subcutaneous mass approximately 10 cm in diameter. Cytological evaluation of a fine needle aspirate of the mass was consistent with a mesenchymal tumor. ...
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