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Loukas M - - 2009
Situs inversus with interrupted inferior vena cava is an uncommon anatomic variant found in the abdominal and thoracic viscera. In this report, we present a 59-year-old woman with this variation, found during gross anatomical dissection. While this type of variation has been variable, in the present case the hepatic veins ...
Benes V V - - 2009
Intramedullary tumors affect a small but significant portion of patients with spinal tumors. Ependymomas and astrocytomas are the most common entities. The diagnosis of a mature teratoma is extremely rare, although not in the presence of associated developmental abnormalities. The medullary conus is the most common location. Such a case ...
Wang L - - 2009
Teratomas are tumors that are derived from two or three of the primordial germ layers: ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm. They arise most commonly in a midline or paraxial location from the brain to the sacral area and are most often located in the sacrococcygeal region. Head and neck teratomas are ...
Nirmal T J - - 2009
A 35-year-old male presented with left loin pain. On evaluation, he was diagnosed to have a left renal lower polar mass. He underwent partial nephrectomy. The histopathological examination was suggestive of teratoma of the kidney. We present this case, as intrarenal teratomas in adults are extremely rare and only a ...
Sartori Alberto - - 2009
Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a particularly rare tumour, originating from the smooth muscle of the vessel wall. The authors describe the case of a female patient admitted with a picture of anorexia and weight loss, accompanied by epi- and mesogastric pain. Preoperative examinations revealed the presence of ...
Verma Monika - - 2009
We report a rare composite uterine mesenchymal neoplasm in a 66-year-old woman composed of approximately equal amounts of leiomyosarcoma and embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, the latter containing foci of immature cartilage. Immunohistochemically, both components were positive with desmin. The leiomyosarcomatous element was positive with alpha smooth muscle actin and h-caldesmon and the ...
Kefeli Mehmet - - 2009
Malignant transformation of a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary is rare, and occurs in approximately 2% of all cases. The most common malignancy arising in mature cystic teratoma is squamous cell carcinoma. Sarcomas very rarely develop in mature cystic teratoma. We describe the case of a 65-year-old patient with ...
Kim Ju Hyun - - 2009
Retroperitoneal teratoma with malignant transformation is a rare condition in adults. Its most common malignant transformation is into a squamous cell carcinoma, but rarely into a mucinous adenocarcinoma. Postoperative treatment of mucinous adenocarcinoma arising from teratomas has not been established due to its rare incidence. Here we present a case ...
McAree Barry J - - 2009
We present two cases of clinically extensive bilateral DVTs associated with inferior vena caval thrombosis. Young patients presenting with symptoms of DVT should be investigated not only to establish any thrombophilic pre-disposition, but to ascertain the proximal extent of thrombus which may itself influence treatment.
De Palma Giovanni D GD Department of Surgery and Advanced Technologies, Center for Technical Innovation in Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, School of Medicine, Via Pansini 5, Naples, Italy. - - 2009
The occurrence of leiomyoma of the rectum is uncommon. Most of these lesions are clinically silent and are found incidentally during laparotomy or endoscopic procedures for unrelated conditions. Symptomatic leiomyomas of the rectum are encountered less frequently, with only sporadic reports in the literature. We describe a case of a ...
Roncati Luca - - 2010
We report a mature solid teratoma of the fallopian tube in an elderly woman. This mass was noted on CT scan and considered metastatic in nature since following a bioptical diagnosis of endometrial adenocarcinoma. Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy and ovariectomy were performed and a second minor mature solid teratoma was ...
Corpa J M - - 2010
Leiomyomas are benign tumours, which are frequently found in animal species. However, the presence of leiomyomas in domestic ruminants has been rarely reported, especially in sheep. This report describes the pathological and immunohistochemical characteristics of a leiomyoma in the uterine body of a sheep and discusses the different aetiological causes. ...
Api Olus - - 2009
BACKGROUND: An adenomyoma presenting outside the uterus is an extremely rare entity and only three cases of primary ovarian adenomyoma have been reported up to date. CASE REPORT: We report the fourth case of ovarian adenomyoma in a 45-year-old woman with an endometrial polyp. Transvaginal ultrasonography revealed a solitary endometrial ...
Wagner N - - 2009
We report on a case of a large intra-abdominal teratoma diagnosed antenatally and managed successfully after birth. Intra-abdominal teratomas are rare in prenatal life. Ultrasound examination shows a heterogenic tumor with cystic and solid components. After postpartum surgical removal, the prognosis is generally good.
Akbulut Metin - - 2009
A case of mature cystic teratoma that contained florid vascular proliferation is reported. The ovarian tumor occurred in a 9-year-old girl; symptoms consisted of vomiting, abdominal pain and a palpable mass. The microscopic findings were mostly typical of a mature cystic teratoma, but also abundant vascular proliferation mimicking hemangioma in ...
Varras M - - 2009
Background. Teratomas are the most common tumors. They are usually localized in the sacrococcygeal area, while the pharyngeal localization is very rare. The number of cases of stomatopharyngeal teratomas detected prenatally via sonography is very small. Case Report. We present the case of a 24-year-old primipara at 18 weeks' gestation, ...
Papachatzopoulos S - - 2009
Leiomyosarcomas of the broad ligament of the uterus are extremely rare tumors. Most of the time they are diagnosed in older women and despite radical surgical treatment prognosis is dismal. We present a rare case of a 38-year-old nulligravida presenting with a large, firm mass, fixed in the pelvis. After ...
Kacerovska Denisa - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Several histopathologic variants of cutaneous leiomyomas have been recognized. In our consultation dermatopathology practice, we encountered a variant of cutaneous leiomyoma which, to our knowledge, has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: We report 3 cases of vascular leiomyomas, all of them manifesting prominent intratumoral calcifications dominating over the residuum of ...
Suh Min Jung - - 2008
Leiomyosarcomas comprise fewer than 2% of all malignant vaginal neoplasms. Due to their rarity, treatment for vaginal leiomyosarcomas have not been determined. We describe a 66 year old woman with vaginal leiomyosarcoma, which presented as a large palpable mass with vaginal spotting. Complete surgical excision was accomplished and after surgery, ...
Ren Ching - - 2011
The authors present the first case of a pure osteosarcoma arising in a long-standing uterine leiomyoma along with a literature review of all heterologous sarcomas arising in uterine leiomyoma. Most cases present with abnormal vaginal bleeding and symptoms related to a rapidly enlarged pelvic mass in postmenopausal women with a ...
Lv Chen - - 2008
Leiomyosarcoma is a rarely seen neoplasm of the ureter, with less than 20 cases being reported in the literature to date. It is important to distinguish leiomyosarcoma from rhabdomyosarcoma, with the aid of immunohistochemical markers. We report the clinical features, histology, imaging and treatment of ureteral leiomyosarcoma in a female ...
Wesolowski Agnieszka - - 2008
This article reviews the current literature of mediastinal tumors as the cause of nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF), the outcomes of reported cases, and a general overview of NIHF including diagnosis, workup, and a management algorithm, with particular attention made to intrathoracic lesions and gestation age. We present a unique case ...
Suwattee Pitiporn - - 2008
Cutaneous leiomyomas are benign tumors of smooth muscles. We report a rare case of bilateral segmental leiomyomas in an 81-year-old man. We also provide a concise review of the literature on leiomyomas, their associations, and genetic defects of multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis (MCUL) and hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell ...
Goda Jayant Sastri - - 2008
Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx is an extremely rare entity. This tumor is aggressive and is associated with dismal treatment results. We present a case of leiomyosarcoma of the larynx treated with surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. In this article we also discuss laryngeal leiomyosarcoma's clinical manifestations, associated diagnostic dilemmas, and optimal ...
Solerio Dino - - 2008
Carcinosarcoma of the esophagus and the stomach are rare neoplasms characterized by the simultaneous presence of carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements. There is no report in the literature of carcinosarcoma of the esophagogastric junction. We present a case of carcinosarcoma of the esophagogastric junction whose unique clinical presentation, surgical issues, morphological ...
Crossman Tim - - 2008
Primary leiomyosarcomas arising from within the tongue are extremely rare. Only eight cases have been previously reported on Medline to our knowledge. We describe a case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with a lesion rapidly increasing in size on the lateral aspect of her tongue, which was excised. We ...
Boutayeb F - - 2008
Leiomyoma is a rare benign tumor of nonstriated muscles. Its common elective localization is in uterus muscle, but it may involve the hand. Limb localization is rare, usually in the lower limbs. We report a case of a 70-year-old women who presents a leiomyoma of the right index finger. A ...
Certo Manuela - - 2008
True liver teratomas are exceptional tumors, with only 25 cases reported in the radiology literature. Most cases reported were either intraperitoneal or retroperitoneal teratomas that had invaded the liver. The authors present a 27-year-old woman with a liver complex mass found incidentally at computed tomography (CT). The different imaging studies ...
Trabelsi Amel - - 2008
We report a rare case of intradural immature teratoma in 2-year-old girl, interesting conus medullaris to sacrum, worsening neurological deficits. The neoplasm discovered by magnetic resonance imaging, was completely resected. We describe the clinical, radiological and pathological findings of this tumor with a review of the Literature and we insist ...
Poliquin Vanessa - - 2008
We report a case of retroperitoneal leiomyoma and a systematic review of the literature regarding this finding. A 45-year-old woman with menorrhagia and a complex pelvic mass underwent preoperative imaging and consequent total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Histopathology revealed a 13-cm retroperitoneal, pedunculated leiomyoma arising from the uterus anterior ...
Diesen D L - - 2008
Uterine leiomyomas are common benign tumors of the uterus in adult females but are rare in adolescents. This is a review of the literature and a case report of a 14-year-old female who presented with increasing, intermittent back pain and abdominal distention due to a large uterine leiomyoma treated by ...
Dursun Polat - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Primary ovarian ectopic pregnancy (OEP) is one of the the rarest form of extratubal pregnancies and its pathophysciological mechanism is not fully understood. On the other hand, OEP after intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection with embryo transfer (ICSI-ET) is even more rare and just a few cases have been reported in ...
Campelo Victor Eulalio Sousa - - 2008
Liomyomas of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are rare. They make up less than 1% of all leiomyomas in the human body. This is due to the paucity of smooth muscle in the nose. They are classified in three groups: leiomyoma, angiomyoma and epithelioid leiomyoma. Only 15 cases of ...
Indraccolo U - - 2008
The malignant transformation of a uterine leiomyoma is still debated and, if it occurs, it is very rare. The case of a patient affected by three small leiomyomas, monitored by the same gynecologist over the years is described. Two of these leiomyomas were transformed into leiomyosarcoma after menopause and the ...
Milicevic S - - 2008
The peak incidence of immature teratoma is in the early reproductive period of a woman's life and fertility preservation is an inevitable topic when discussing treatment options. We present two cases of immature teratoma with positive reproductive outcome. Our experience supports the standpoint that surgery alone is curative in most ...
Kumar Bipin - - 2008
A case of an unusual occurrence of mature solid teratoma of the rectum is reported with a review of the literature. A 30-year-old woman presented with bleeding per anum without any alteration in her bowel habits. Sigmoidoscopy revealed a pedunculated polypoidal mass arising from the posterior wall of the rectum. ...
Thalheimer Liza - - 2008
A rare case of a leiomyosarcoma of the anal canal is presented. A 68-year-old male presented with painful defecation and rectal bleeding. Endorectal ultrasound revealed a mass invading both sphincters (T4 lesion), and extending 6 cm into the anal canal. Colonoscopy revealed an ulcerated area in the anal canal, of ...
Robinson Tiffany L - - 2008
Fetiform teratoma is a rare form of mature cystic teratoma that is highly developed and organized, resembling a fetus-like structure. These are rare entities that have been typically described in women of reproductive age and most often present as ovarian masses. Only two cases of a fetiform teratoma have been ...
Kashyap Shalini - - 2007
Symplasmic or atypical leiomyoma and lipoleiomyoma are two very rare morphological variants of leiomyoma of the uterus. Both the tumours show a benign behavior like the classical leiomyoma. But differentiated from the classical leiomyoma by presence of bizarre cellular pattern with paucity of mitosis and presence of mature lipocytes within ...
Iihara Kuniko - - 2007
Although a hysterectomy is the most common treatment for relieving the symptoms attributable to uterine leiomyomas, uterine artery embolization (UAE) is now being used more frequently as an alternative to a hysterectomy. However, it is difficult to differentiate a leiomyoma from a leiomyosarcoma without performing a pathological examination. Reported herein ...
Mohanty Sambit K - - 2007
Primary adrenal leiomyosarcomas (LMS) are extremely rare mesenchymal tumors. To the best of our knowledge only 12 cases (9 cases of conventional and 2 cases of pleomorphic LMS) have been reported in the literature until the present date. Herein we report a case of pleomorphic LMS in a 47-year-old woman ...
Ben Amara Fethi - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Primary broad ligament leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is an extremely rare tumor with few well-documented cases. We are aware of 15 previously reported observations. AIM: Report of a new case. CASE: In this report we report a case of a right pelvic sidewall leiomyosarcoma with involvement of the appendix in a ...
McCluggage W Glenn - - 2007
We report 3 cases of a distinctive uterine leiomyoma containing numerous thick-walled vascular channels, which we term angioleiomyoma. The leiomyomas occurred in women aged 33, 44, and 49 and ranged from 1.5 to 6.0 cm. They were composed of bland, spindle-shaped cells with numerous evenly distributed, arteriole-like vessels with thick ...
Qureshi Sajid S - - 2008
The contemporaneous occurrence of adrenal ganglioneuroma and left-sided inferior vena cava is uncommon and is previously never reported. We present a case wherein the two entities were fortuitously associated on preoperative imaging. This information facilitated successful surgical resection and avoided catastrophic vascular injury. A review of literature of the common ...
Comunoğlu Nil Ustündagğ - - 2007
We examined the expression pattern of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and c-kit in uterine smooth muscle neoplasms and tried to determine the role of these markers in differential diagnosis. Archival tissue from 64 patients with uterine smooth muscle neoplasms (20 leiomyomas (LMs), 22 atypical leiomyomas (ALMs), and 22 leiomyosarcomas (LMSs)) was immunostained ...
Khilanani Rubina - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Lower leg thombosis can occur in association with a large uterine leiomyoma. CASE: We report a case of extensive lower extremity thromboembolic disease secondary to large uterine myomas. The patient presented with sudden onset of lower extremity swelling in the absence of risk factors for thrombosis. Workup revealed extensive ...
Suresh Lakshmanan - - 2007
Leiomyoma is a benign smooth muscle tumor that usually is found in the uterus, gastrointestinal tract, or skin. It appears infrequently in the oral cavity. Intraosseous leiomyomas are rare; to date, only 14 cases have been reported in the English-language literature. Gnathic leiomyoma occurs more commonly in the posterior mandible ...
Campo Sebastiano - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Endometrial ossification is a rare disease. More than 80% of cases occur after pregnancy, but it has been observed in patients with a history of endometritis, dilation and curettage, and metabolic disorders. CASE: A 42-year-old woman presented with osseous metaplasia of both the endometrium and ovaries. At laparoscopy both ...
Robson Stephen - - 2007
The presence of intramural leiomyomas is not necessarily a contraindication to thermal balloon endometrial ablation, provided there is minimal distortion of the endometrial cavity. We report 2 cases of necrosis of intramural leiomyomas after the procedure. These cases illustrate a potential complication of thermal balloon endometrial ablation that has been ...
Okamoto Sadahisa - - 2007
We report a rare case of paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis with autoantibodies to glutamate receptor (GluR) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The 35-year-old woman with consciousness disturbance was diagnosed initially as non-herpetic encephalitis. Her signs and symptoms improved with acyclovir and steroid pulse therapy. However, after the treatment, an ovarian tumor ...
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