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Barber W A - - 2010
Introduction. We present a case of an 89-year-old female who attended our surgical endocrine clinic with a 3-month history of a left-sided neck lump. There was no past medical history of thyroid disease. Methods. Following examination and further investigation, including core biopsy, a diagnosis of plasma cell granuloma of the ...
Lestre Sara - - 2010
Palmoplantar keratoderma is a heterogeneous group of hereditary and acquired disorders characterized by abnormal thickening of palms and soles. Hypothyroidism is an unusual cause of palmoplantar keratoderma, rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of a 43-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of a diffuse palmoplantar hyperkeratosis ...
Pradeep Thanuja Gopal - - 2010
Objective. To describe the clinicoradiological and histopathological findings in a case of lacrimal gland enlargement secondary to lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LG) and to review the literature. Design. Case report and systematic literature review. Methods. A 75-year-old woman presented with right ptosis. Computerised tomography showed lacrimal gland enlargement, and biopsy done was ...
Ventura Nina - - 2010
Medullary thyroid carcinoma is a rare malignancy that arises from calcitonin-producing C-cells and frequently metastasizes to lymph nodes in the neck. Distant metastases may involve bone, lung, and liver. The infrequent number of cases limits the clinical nature and ability to optimize diagnostic tools. Here, we present a case of ...
Levy Michael T - - 2010
Paragangliomas are relatively uncommon neoplasms that arise in adrenal and extra-adrenal paraganglia of the autonomic nervous system. Parasympathetic paraganglioma develop predominantly in the head and neck. It is exceedingly uncommon to develop a primary intraparathyroid paraganglioma. There is only a single case report in the English literature. The information from ...
Ge Yimin - - 2009
Because thyrolipoma (adenolipoma of thyroid) and thyrolipomatosis (diffuse lipomatosis of thyroid) are distinctively rare conditions with only few cases reported in the literature, we are reporting 5 additional cases. All the 5 patients were adult females, with ages from 38 to 79 years, who presented with thyroid masses. Four of ...
Sujatha S - - 2009
Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is a rare salivary gland disease of obscure aetiology that affects children. It is characterized by multiple episodes of unilateral or bilateral parotid inflammation over a period of years. A 14 year old boy presented with multiple episodes of recurrent bilateral swellings of the parotid glands ...
Shinhar Shai Y - - 2009
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most common malignant salivary gland neoplasm. Its sclerosing morphologic variant, however, is an extremely rare entity. Only 7 cases have been reported in the literature, and only 2 of those reports have discussed this unusual malignancy in detail. This report describes a case involving a 57-year-old ...
Toros Sema Zer - - 2010
Salivary gland choristoma of the middle ear cavity is an extremely rare entity. It is thought to be a developmental abnormality and may be associated with abnormalities of adjacent structures. We report a case of salivary gland choristoma of the middle ear with prominent K?rner's septum in a 7-year-old girl ...
Mahmood Usama - - 2009
Although liposarcoma is the second most common soft-tissue sarcoma in adults, it is exceedingly rare in the head and neck. According to our MEDLINE search, only 11 cases of liposarcoma of the parotid gland have been reported since 1968. We report a new case of primary atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma ...
Kwon Hee Jun - - 2009
Ectopic thyroid tissue is an uncommon embryologic aberration characterized by the presence of thyroid tissue in a site other than its usual pre-tracheal location. Single ectopic thyroid tissue is the most common variant, and the base of the tongue is the most frequent ectopic location. Dual ectopic thyroid is extremely ...
Okada Hiroyuki - - 2009
Sialolipoma is a new variant of salivary gland lipoma, which was first described in 2001. We report a rare case of sialolipoma of the palate, and review another 10 cases affecting the minor salivary gland and 13 affecting the major salivary gland, together with details of the clinical and histopathological ...
Gok Faysal - - 2009
Congenital absence or hypoplasia of some or all major salivary or lacrimal glands, nasolacrimal ducts, and puncta is a rare autosomal dominant disorder. Phenotypical expression may show great variability, and the diagnosis may be difficult. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature. This report describes a patient ...
Patel Mihir R - - 2009
Preferred treatment of oral/plunging ranulas remains controversial. We present our experience with ranulas at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and review the literature. Retrospective review. From 1990 to 2007, 16 oral ranulas and 10 plunging ranulas were treated at UNC. Combining the UNC series with the literature identified 864 ...
Toso A - - 2009
Lingual thyroid is a rare embryological anomaly and originates from failure of the thyroid gland to descend from the foramen caecum to its normal eutopic pre-laryngeal site. The ectopic gland located at the base of the tongue is often asymptomatic but may cause local symptoms such as dysphagia, dysphonia with ...
Su Yu-xiong - - 2009
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Salivary gland obstruction caused by vascular malformation with phleboliths is relatively uncommon and may be masquerading as sialolithiasis. This article presents the case of a patient who suffered from vascular malformation with phleboliths that caused submandibular gland obstruction and was once misdiagnosed as sialolithiasis. STUDY DESIGN: Illustrative case report ...
Pusiol Teresa - - 2009
CASE REPORT: We report the case of an oncocytic sialolipoma of the submandibular gland with sebaceous differentiation in a 73-year-old man. The initial symptom was a right submandibular painless mass. Ultrasonography showed a hypoechoic oval mass posterior to the submandibular gland. The tumorectomy was performed with preservation of the salivary ...
Jang Yong-Wook - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: This article presents a patient with sialolipoma of the submandibular gland, a rare neoplasm, and reviews related literatures. A MEDLINE literature and articles published in the Korean language in KMbase (kmbase.medric.or.kr) search was performed and the literatures were reviewed. DISCUSSION: We presented a sialolipoma of the submandibular gland and ...
Hari Churunal K - - 2009
Malignant transformation of ectopic lingual thyroid tissue is an uncommon event; only 43 cases have been reported in the literature. Only 10 of these cases were papillary carcinomas, in contrast to normal thyroid gland neoplasms, of which papillary tumors form the predominant group. We present a case of a follicular ...
Esposito E - - 2009
Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare malignant tumour of the salivary glands. Herewith, the clinical evolution, anatomo-pathological characteristics and treatment adopted are described in a case occurring in the minor salivary glands of the tongue base. To our knowledge, this location has not been previously described in the literature. In fact, ...
Gilliam Christine - - 2009
A thyroid foramen is a congenital linear opening located in the lamina of the posterosuperior portion of the thyroid cartilage. Although its overall incidence is reported to be as high as 39%, few practitioners are aware of its existence. We report the case of a 19-year-old man who was involved ...
Yildiz Levent - - 2009
Although involvement of the thyroid gland by amyloid is a relatively common phenomenon, clinically significant enlargement of the thyroid owing to amyloid deposition is an extremely rare occurrence. We describe two cases of amyloid goiter and review the relevant literature. The first case was systemic amyloidosis secondary to familial Mediterranean ...
Pettorini Benedetta Ludovica - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Surgical excision combined with radio-chemotherapy represents the gold standard of therapy of medulloblastoma. The effectiveness of such a combined treatment has encouraged the use of radiotherapy even in young paediatric patients, in spite of the many adverse effects reported in literature, and, in particular, the increased risk of a ...
Halbritter Sandro A - - 2009
Cystadenomas are a rare, painless, and slow-growing benign epithelial tumor of the salivary gland. This article describes the case of a papillary cystadenoma in the lower lip of a 46-year-old man. The lesion was removed using a carbon dioxide laser, and there were no signs of recurrence 1 year postoperatively.
De Stefano Roberta - - 2009
Literature reports intra-thyroid involvement of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as a very rare and late event after kidney cancer diagnosis. Nevertheless, it must be investigated and differentiated from primary thyroid nodules. This is important in order to give the patient the best and earliest treatment. In fact the presence of ...
Martin Donald - - 2009
Thyroid storm is a rare disorder. Early recognition and treatment are essential in reducing morbidity and mortality from this disease. Described here is a case of atypical thyroid storm (normothermic, normotensive), accompanied by multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, including disseminated intravascular coagulopathy. This case highlights the importance of recognizing atypical presentations ...
Ahmed M - - 2009
Aplasia of major salivary glands is very rare. Compensatory hypertrophy of the rest of the glands can result in clinico-radiological masses. We present a report of a rare case of non-syndromic bilateral submandibular gland aplasia with hypertrophied sublingual salivary tissue, the latter herniating through mylohyoid boutonnière to present as a ...
Mayayo Emilio - - 2011
Thyroid involvement is very rare in disseminated zygomycosis. We describe two cases of thyroiditis due to Cunninghamella bertholletiae diagnosed though a necropsy study and the only five previous cases of thyroid zygomycosis reported in the literature are revised.
de Rougemont Alexis - - 2009
For 10 years, a young man was followed for a severe osteoporosis associated with a considerable reduction in height and a massive weight loss. The constant increase of signs of tissue impregnation with thyroid hormones and the molar ratios of alpha-TSH suggested an inappropriate secretion of thyrotropin. Magnetic resonance imaging ...
Dixit Daksha - - 2009
The thyroid gland, a highly vascular endocrine gland, is composed of two lateral lobes connected by a narrow median isthmus thus giving an 'H' shaped appearance to the gland. A wide range of morphological variations and developmental anomalies of the thyroid gland have been reported in the literature. In our ...
Afuwape Oludolapo - - 2009
Very few cases of pheochromocytoma in functional accessory adrenal glands have been documented in literature. We present a twenty-four year old Nigerian female who presented with pheochromocytoma. Investigations revealed a suprarenal mass, which was diagnosed as an accessory gland adrenal tumour at surgery. This shows that accessory adrenal glands can ...
Geyer Marcel - - 2009
Wegener's Granulomatosis is a vasculitis of uncertain aetiology. Affected patients usually present with disease of the respiratory and renal tracts. Classic symptoms and clinical findings, together with serology titres positive for anti-neutrophil cytolplasmic antibody against proteinase 3 confirm the diagnosis. Wegener's Granulomatosis can occasionally involve other organs, but solitary parotid ...
Korkontzelos I - - 2009
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the Bartholin's gland is one of the rarest neoplasms of the female genital tract. Including this report there are 65 cases mentioned in the literature. We report a case of a 36-year-old woman who presented at our hospital after excision of the right Bartholin gland ...
Stewart Zoe A - - 2009
Brunner's gland hamartomas (BGH) are uncommon benign tumors of the duodenum forming mature Brunner's glands. We report here an unusual case of a giant BGH that was not amenable to endoscopic or surgical local resection thus requiring a pancreaticoduodenectomy for extirpation. The relevant literature is discussed.
Gaio Elena - - 2009
Myoepithelioma is a rare salivary tumour which is usually encountered in the parotid gland. Outside the parotid, myoepithelioma may arise from minor salivary glands of the hard palate and less frequently in bronchi or breast. In this report we describe the unique case of a metachronous bilateral nasopharyngeal myoepithelioma arising ...
Geha H - - 2009
The World Health Organisation (WHO) classified polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) in 1990 as a low-grade malignancy; ICD-O 8525/3 being the assigned international code. It has been frequently described as occurring in hard- or soft-palate accessory salivary glands: some cases being described in the tongue and in major salivary glands. We ...
Martinez-Diaz Gabriel J - - 2012
Background: Thyroid storm is an often-discussed but rare presentation to emergency departments (EDs). The clinical presentation of a thyroid storm is the result of a hyperthyroid state that may result in significant morbidity or disability, or even death. Typically, patients are aware of their hyperthyroid condition, and may be able ...
Koo B S - - 2009
Congenital absence of the salivary glands is an uncommon disorder. Isolated aplasia of a unilateral submandibular gland is rare and only 6 cases have been reported. The formation of a sialolith within the remaining Wharton's duct, associated with isolated aplasia of a unilateral submandibular gland, has not been reported previously. ...
He Deng-qi - - 2008
Myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland is a rare salivary gland tumour, and its distant cutaneous metastasis has not been reported to date. Here, we report a case of myoepithelial carcinoma of the left parotid gland, which had metastasised to the skin of the right thorax after parotidectomy and radiotherapy. ...
El Hajj Ihab-I - - 2008
Fundic gland polyps are the most common gastric polyps. They are usually small in size, sporadic and asymptomatic. We present a case of giant fundic gland polyp. Our case is particular because of the clinical presentation, the endoscopic and endosonographic documented findings, and the treatment otpions followed.
Szalat Auryan - - 2009
CONTEXT: Lithium-associated hyperparathyroidism (LAH) was first described in 1973 but many issues remain in question regarding the pathophysiology as well as the appropriate management of this condition. OBJECTIVE: Report of four new cases and review of the literature. RESULTS: We describe two males and two females, treated for more than ...
Camacho Cleber P - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The hereditary form of medullary thyroid carcinoma may occur isolated as a familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC) or as part of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 2A (MEN2A) and 2B (MEN2B). MEN2B is a rare syndrome, its phenotype may usually, but not always, be noted by the physician. In the infant ...
Kim Dae Jung - - 2008
We report on the 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET) findings in a case of adrenocortical oncocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland with the literature review of other imaging findings including ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. To our knowledge, there have been no reports published in the ...
van Tongeren J - - 2009
Synchronous bilateral malignancy in the parotid glands is extremely rare. The English literature reveals nine case reports. The most common synchronous bilateral malignancies are acinic cell carcinoma. Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma is an uncommon neoplasm comprising 1% of all salivary gland tumours. In this case report, we describe, to our best of ...
Schanaider, Alberto
Abstract Background Agenesis of the isthmus associated with nontoxic solitary nodular goiter is a rare congenital anomaly. Imaging data exceptionally has been previously reported in the English language literature. Case presentation Preoperative assessment of a 22-year-old white man patient showed an asymptomatic nodule of the thyroid at the left lobe, ...
Naugler Christopher - - 2008
Metastases to the pineal gland are rare and reported cases have consisted primarily of gastrointestinal and lung primary malignancies. Here we present the case of a 66-year-old female with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney and liver disease who was found at autopsy to have an unrecognized infiltrating ductal adenocarcinoma of the ...
Dinçer S Ibrahim - - 2008
Most parathyroid glands in hyperparathyroidism can be resected through a cervical approach. In approximately 2% of cases, the ectopic gland is in the mediastinum in a location that requires a thoracic approach. Advancement in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) techniques has decreased the need for sternotomy to successfully remove these ectopic ...
Efune Guy - - 2009
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDCS) is an exceedingly rare neoplasm arising from the antigen-presenting cells of the immune system. We report a case of IDCS occurring in a 69-year-old man who presented to an outside institution with a painless mass in his right parotid gland for several months. He presented ...
Mao Guang-Yu - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Axillary bromidrosis is a distressing condition that poses significant social embarrassment in almost all the countries over the world. However, its definite etiology has not been generalized yet. There have been a lot of treatments for bromidrosis, which can be roughly divided into two types: conservative management and radical ...
Wei Y-C - - 2008
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is a rare tumour that mostly affects oral minor salivary glands. Our review of the literature found that there are only two reported cases of PLGA originating in the nasopharynx. Another nasopharyngeal PLGA in a 14-year-old boy is reported, focusing on the histopathological features and ultrastructural ...
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