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Cheng Ming-Huei - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Hiccups, or singultus, are an abrupt, intense contraction of the inspiratory muscles accompanied by closure of the glottis and are experienced by most people. people. CASE: A 41-year-old woman with a large uterine myoma presented with recurrent and intractable hiccup boutsfor 1 year. The hiccups resolved spontaneously after hysterectomy. ...
Ulrich Christian T - - 2005
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine prognosis of primary sinonasal leiomyosarcomas after treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Literature review and case report. METHODS: Review of English literature from MEDLINE and independent sources with the addition of our case. RESULTS: Including our case, 63 cases have been reported. Primary treatment includes resection with or without radiation. ...
Kang Daniel W - - 2005
An anomalous Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is a possible independent risk factor for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This case represents the rare complication of an anomalous IVC causing multiple DVTs, not only in the lower extremity, but also in the abdominal periaortic circulation. In young patients who develop a DVT ...
Tamagno Gianluca - - 2005
Cystic endocrine tumors of the pancreas rarely occur, and only a few cases of cystic insulinoma have been reported to date. Diagnosis of insulinoma could be difficult if the functional activity is incomplete, possibly leading to blunted symptoms of hypoglycemia and failure in the laboratory to provide evidence of hyperinsulinemia. ...
Khan Jehanzeb - - 2005
To the best of our knowledge, pseudo-Meigs syndrome (PMS) has never been described in the setting of gliomatosis peritonei (GP), both arising from an ovarian teratoma. We present a case of ovarian teratoma with both these rare findings. The case is unique as it presents two rare manifestations of ovarian ...
Shimada Shio - - 2005
Dedifferentiated areas of dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDL) usually show malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH)- or fibrosarcoma-like features and lack any histologic signs of specific differentiation. However, some reports have demonstrated specific differentiation in these areas, with histologic features resembling those of rhabdomyosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, and osteosarcoma. We report here a pathologic and genetic ...
Nambiar Rajesh - - 2005
Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcomas are difficult to treat because the retroperitoneal organs and great vessels are often involved by the time the patients come to a surgeon. We present the case of a 48 year old woman with a retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma that had infiltrated the IVC and the renal veins.
Abbas Akbar - - 2005
Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx is an extremely rare neoplasm; only about 50 cases have been reported in the English-language literature. We report a new case of laryngeal leiomyosarcoma in a 65-year-old man. The metastatic work-up was negative, and the patient underwent total laryngectomy. He remained disease-free 12 months postoperatively.
Lukman Mohd Rashid - - 2005
Extragonadal teratomas and germ cell tumours are uncommon. Most teratomas of the head and neck present in the paediatric age group. Occurrence of such tumours in an adult is extremely rare and, to date, less than 40 cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a ...
Sah Shatrughan Prasad - - 2005
Pyomyoma (suppurative leiomyoma of the uterus) is a rare condition associated with a high fatality rate. Only surgical intervention is lifesaving. It usually develops in association with either recent pregnancy or in postmenopausal patients who have underlying vascular disease. Since 1945 only 15 cases of pyomyoma have been reported in ...
Yamane Teiichi - - 2005
A patient presented with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) caused by focal rapid discharges arising from the ostium of the inferior vena cava (IVC). Surface ECG showed typical features of AF and flutter when rapid activation at the IVC ostium was conducted to the right atrium in a 1-to-1 and 2-to-1 ...
Trabelsi Amel - - 2005
A case of primary myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the ovary in a 50-year-old Tunisian woman is presented. Bilateral salpingooophorectomy and hysterectomy were carried out without any adjuvant therapy. The tumour were investigated histologically and immunohistochemically. Smooth-muscle actin and progesterone receptors was strongly demonstrated in neoplastic cells, bcl-2 was weakly and diffusely ...
Anuradha K - - 2005
Placental teratoma, with less than 20 cases reported in the world literature is a rare primary nontrophoblastic tumour. The exact histogenesis is still controversial, with some regarding it as a true neoplasm, while others consider it as an extreme form of fetus amorphous. Whatever its histogenesis, it is invariably benign ...
Terzic M - - 2005
Immature teratomas of the ovary represent less than 1% of all ovarian teratomas. They contain several tissues that derive from the three embryologic layers: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. We report the case of a 17-year-old girl who presented with an immature teratoma of the left ovary that recurred 3 months ...
Yajima Kazuhito - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous leiomyosarcoma is a rare condition that accounts for 1% to 2% of all superficial soft tissue malignancies. Approximately 10% of cases arise in the trunk, although the extremities are the most commonly affected. CASE PRESENTATION: We report herein the case of a 31-year-old man with a subcutaneous leiomyosarcoma, ...
Kuscu E - - 2005
Primary ovarian leiomyosarcomas are extremely rare tumors that comprise less than 0.1% of all ovarian malignancies. We present a case of 62-year-old postmenopausal woman with a slightly enlarged right ovary and a Color Doppler sonography resistance index (RI) measuring 0.54. The patient, after being managed with surgery alone, is alive ...
Darouassi Y - - 2005
Laryngeal leiomyosarcoma is rare. The authors report the case of a 48-year-old patient who presented with progressive hoarseness. This symptomatology was associated with a laryngeal tumour. Immunohistopathological study indicated a leiomyosarcoma. Acute dyspnoea resulted in an urgent tracheostomy, followed by total laryngectomy without neck dissection later. In the light of ...
Singh R - - 2004
Primary leiomyosarcoma of the testis is an extremely rare condition with only a few reported cases in the literature. None has been reported in men of Afro-Caribbean descent. This report describes the first case of a primary leiomyosarcoma in a mixed race man. Several different immunostains were used to confirm ...
Lim Sung-chul - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Primary ovarian leiomyoma is a very rare tumor and usually it is small, unilateral-, and concomitantly seen with uterine leiomyomata in middle-aged to postmenopausal women. CASE: We describe a case of huge, bilateral ovarian leiomyoma that was not associated with uterine tumor in a 17-year-old woman. The authors of ...
Suprasert Prapaporn - - 2004
Spontaneous rupture of mature cystic teratoma is uncommon. Chronic rupture of teratomas may result in granulomatous peritonitis. In rare cases, the clinical presentation and the intraoperative findings may mimic those of advanced stage ovarian cancers. Two cases of ruptured mature cystic teratomas mimicking malignancy are reported in 50- and 53-year-old ...
Kriplani Alka - - 2004
Operative hysteroscopy has enabled us to resect submucosal myomas transcervically as a minimally invasive surgery. However, not all submucosal leiomyomas are easily treated by hysteroscopic resection. We report two unusual and difficult cases of submucosal myomas associated with infertility, treated successfully by one-step hysteroscopic resection. One was a large (20 ...
Persichetti Paolo - - 2004
Scrotal leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumour arising from the dartos layer: We describe a case of scrotal leiomyosarcoma in a 40-year-old man. The patient was treated by a wide surgical excision and no recurrence has been recognized 36 months later. A review of the literature is presented, summarizing the principal ...
Mak Chee-Wai - - 2004
Leiomyomas are benign neoplasms that may arise from any structure or organ containing smooth muscle. The majority of genitourinary leimyomas are found in the renal capsule, but this tumor has also been reported in the epididymis, spermatic cord, and tunica albuginea. Sonography is the imaging modality of choice for evaluating ...
Sumathi V P - - 2004
WT-1 positivity has previously been noted in nonneoplastic endometrial stroma. In this study we examined WT-1 expression in endometrial stromal neoplasms to ascertain whether these tumors are immunoreactive and whether this antibody might be of value in the diagnosis of these lesions. We also stained cases of cellular and highly ...
Sasaki Toru - - 2004
Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx is very rare. We herein report an especially rare case of leiomyosarcoma originating in the subglottic mucosa. The majority of cases reported in the literature indicate that laryngeal leiomyosarcomas originate in the supraglottic or glottic area. Our patient underwent simple total laryngectomy and is free of ...
Fernández-Cornejo V J - - 2004
Intradural spinal teratoma is a very rare entity, more prevalent in childhood, that may associate with dysraphic defects. The authors report a 46 years old man with a cauda equina syndrome and an L1-2 tumor. An L1-2 laminectomy was performed and a mass was resected at the base of the ...
Dominici Alberto - - 2004
Primary leiomyosarcomas arising in the penis are rare, with only 29 reported cases to date. We review the published records on this entity and describe an additional case of penile leiomyosarcoma occurring in a 53-year-old patient who underwent postectomy for a firm nodule in the prepuce. Four years later he ...
Paik Seung Sam - - 2004
Uterine leiomyoma with massive lymphoid infiltration is a rare and unusual pathological finding. Only 13 cases have been reported in English literature. A case of uterine leiomyoma showing massive lymphoid infiltration in a 45-year-old woman is described. The tumor was relatively soft compared with usual leiomyomas. Microscopically, the tumor showed ...
Bekker G - - 2004
A 15 year-old gravida 1, abortus 1 black girl presented with chief complaints of menorrhagia, severe dysmenorrhea, and progressively worsening abdominal pain, which was caused by a very large uterine leiomyoma. The symptoms began 6 months earlier, shortly after a 10-week spontaneous abortion at age 14. A solitary 25-cm uterine ...
Cay Ali - - 2004
Teratomas are true neoplasms composed of tissues from all three germinal layers. They have an unknown origin and eccentric microscopic appearance. Teratomas arising from the oral cavity are rare in the newborn; only 13 cases have been reported in the literature. We describe a male neonate with an oral teratoma ...
Demircan Mehmet - - 2004
Teratoma arising from extrahepatic common ducts is very rare entity. The authors found 2 teratoma cases originating from common bile duct in the literature. As a third case, the authors report on a 4-month-old girl with benign cystic teratoma arising from distal common hepatic bile duct and with anomalous common ...
Marrazzo A - - 2004
We describe a rare case of a man, 38 year old, with a nipple leiomyoma, and report the presentation as a small nodule of the areola spreading the nipple, the symptoms, the clinical signs, the treatment that includes a complete excision; free margins should be histologically established to prevent recurrence.
Nayak Kapadi Surendra - - 2004
In the present study 122 ovarian teratomas, reported from the department of pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, were predominantly (76%) seen in the age group below 40 years and the peak incidence was in the third decade (39%). Menstrual disturbances, pain abdomen, pregnancy and abdominal distension were the presenting symptoms. ...
Trinidad Carmen - - 2004
Undescended ovary is a rare disorder that can be associated with müllerian malformations. There is an unclear association with infertility and malignant disease. When an ovary is not in its normal location, it is sought in other locations above the pelvic brim. This is important in cases of undetermined cyclical ...
Yüce Kunter - - 2005
Since some reports have already suggested a higher rate of ovarian pregnancies in women using intrauterine device and some have not, an additional case report may be of interest for the literature purposes. In this case report we present an ovarian pregnancy in a patient with an intrauterine device in ...
Stacey C S - - 2004
We report a case of symptomatic hydronephrosis caused by transcaval penetration of a Bird's Nest filter. Perforation of the wall of the inferior vena cava (IVC) following insertion of a caval filter is a well-recognized complication. Whilst two cases of hydronephrosis have been described with Greenfield filters, no case involving ...
Conner William C - - 2004
Leiomyosarcoma of the mediastinum is sufficiently rare; therefore therapeutic approaches are not well defined. Current therapy primarily rests with the thoracic surgeon. We report a single case of a large leiomyosarcoma of the mediastinum invading the heart and right lung. Our diagnostic and therapeutic approach to this patient is presented ...
Sasaguri Takakazu - - 2004
A case of primary leiomyosarcoma of a thoracic vertebra associated with a compression fracture in a 75-year-old woman was preoperatively thought to be granulation tissue. Surgical decompression was performed and the histological and immunohistochemical studies established the diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma. Based on the clinical and radiological examinations, metastases were ruled ...
Al-Arfaj Abdullatif A - - 2003
Mesenteric teratoma is an extremely rare tumor, arising, akin all other teratomas, from totipotent primordial cells and displays a mixture of tissues of tridermal or bidermal origin. Two cases of mature mesenteric teratoma in a 5-month-old girl and a 4-month-old boy, the youngest reported in the literature, excluding a case ...
Irvin William - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid leiomyosarcoma arising from the uterine cervix is extremely rare, with only three cases reported in the world literature. We present the case report of a 14-cm epithelioid leiomyosarcoma arising from the uterine cervix. CASE: A 47-year-old female presented with a 1-year history of worsening menorrhagia and was found ...
Liang Wen C - - 2003
Breast sarcomas account for about 1% of all malignant breast cancers. Leiomyosarcoma (LMS), one of the rarest, was first described 20 years ago, and yet few published reports exist. A case of primary LMS in a 25-year-old woman is presented and is only the 18th well-documented case in the literature. ...
Goyle Krishan K - - 2003
The authors report an interesting case of a minimally symptomatic 23-year-old African American woman who was found to have extensive diffuse reticulonodular opacities of the lungs on a routine chest radiograph. She had a hysterectomy 5 years previously for multiple leiomyomas of the uterus. She had no history of any ...
Phupong Vorapong - - 2003
Uterine leiomyomas are one of the most common tumors in women. Parasitic leiomyoma is an uncommon type of uterine leiomyoma. It may present with a wide spectrum of symptoms. The authors report a case of a 44-year-old woman who presented with a palpable pelvic mass and increased frequency of urination ...
Brannan Suzanne O - - 2003
PURPOSE: To report a conjunctival leiomyoma. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A 35-year-old man was referred to us for evaluation of a lesion in his left eye. The lesion had been present for 1 year but had recently caused irritation. Ophthalmologic examination revealed an elevated mass in the episclera. There ...
Monforte-Muñoz Hector - - 2003
The occurrence of smooth muscle neoplasms and lymphoproliferative disorders in immunocompromised patients is well recognized. We report the case of an 8-year-old girl with adenosine deaminase (ADA)-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) status post-bone marrow transplant (BMT), in whom Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was detected in innumerable leiomyomas involving the gallbladder (leiomyomatosis), ...
Ingram Wm Alan - - 2003
Pneumatization of the inferior turbinate is a rare intranasal anatomic variant. In the English-language world literature, only 10 cases of inferior turbinate concha bullosa have been reported. We present the 11th such case, which we discovered during an evaluation of a patient who had chronic rhinosinusitis with allergic manifestations.
Mahdavi Ali - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Gangliocytic paraganglioma is a rare neoplasm involving the small intestine, stomach, and spinal cord. Ovarian gangliocytic paraganglioma has not been reported in the medical literature. CASE: A 55-year-old caucasian woman underwent exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for evaluation of a persistent right adnexal mass. Microscopic examination ...
Bakri Sophie J - - 2003
PURPOSE: To report a case of spermatic cord leiomyosarcoma metastatic to the orbit. DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: A 78-year-old man presented with progressive redness, proptosis, and decreasing vision of the left eye of 3 weeks' duration. Computed tomography revealed an intraconal mass (1.5 x 2 cm) inferior to and displacing ...
Katz Simone - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Women who present with elevated gonadotropins, primary amenorrhea, and sexual infantilism usually have an abnormal karyotype or premature ovarian failure. We describe a rare case of ovarian resistance secondary to a gonadotropin post-receptor defect. CASE: An 18-year-old presented with amenorrhea and sexual infantilism. Original workup led physicians to believe ...
Desai S R - - 2003
A case of leiomyosarcoma of the scrotum is reported for its rarity. The tumor measured 6.2 x 4 x 4 cm and presented as a gradually increasing painless mass of 1 month duration. Light microscopy showed the typical interlacing fascicles of neoplastic cells with mitotic count of 1-2 / 10 ...
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