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Vidyadhar Mali - - 2008
Sialoblastoma should be considered in the diagnosis of a perinatal neck swelling that appears to be contiguous with the submandibular salivary gland. These are exceedingly rare perinatal salivary tumors of epithelial origin with variable biologic behavior including the potential for local and systemic recurrence. We report the case of a ...
Greig Samuel R - - 2008
Acinic cell carcinoma is an uncommon malignancy of the salivary glands and as such it has been difficult to accurately delineate its natural history. The aim of this study is to assess the behaviour of acinic cell salivary cancer of the parotid gland presenting to a single head and neck ...
Aguiar M C F - - 2008
Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs) are the most common malignancy of the salivary glands demonstrating a wide range of histologic variants and behavior. However, the sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma (SMEC), a morphologic variant of this tumor is extremely rare and has been described almost exclusively in the major glands. The prominent sclerosis observed ...
Goel Madhu Mati - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis of the thyroid is very rare and does not strike the clinician as a first clinical diagnosis of a thyroid nodule. To our knowledge, only 40 cases of tuberculous thyroiditis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) are described in the English literature. CASE: We report a case ...
Friedhofer Henri - - 2009
Prolapse of the lacrimal gland is an acquired clinical condition caused mainly by relaxation of the local suspending ligaments. Before an aesthetic blepharoplasty, there should be a preoperative clinical suspicion of lacrimal gland pathology for patients with bulging lateral thirds of the upper eyelids. It should be borne in mind ...
Khan Mo - - 2008
Intratracheal ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare finding, with few cases reported in the literature. Ectopic thyroid tissue results when the thyroid gland fails to descend to its final position during early development. These lesions present in various locations, and the clinician should be aware of their existence and presenting ...
Bock Jonathan M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Lingual tonsillar hypertrophy is an underappreciated cause of dysphagia and is believed to impede swallowing function by inhibition of laryngeal elevation and epiglottic inversion due to mechanical interference by bulky tongue base tissue. We present a case of severe dysphagia secondary to idiopathic tongue base hypertrophy that was treated ...
Chan King Chong - - 2008
Neonatal hemochromatosis (NH) is a severe disease of fetal or perinatal onset, in which iron deposition occurs within hepatic and extrahepatic sites without involving the reticuloendothelial system. Labial minor salivary gland biopsy has been suggested as a diagnostic adjunct in patients suspected of having NH, as hemosiderin accumulates in acinar ...
Brennan Sebastian J - - 2008
Canine brucellosis is rare in Canada. This report describes an outbreak of Brucella canis infection within a kennel, emphasizing diagnostic and pathologic findings. Gender differences are described. The progestational, nongravid uterus, female spleen, and prostate gland are consistent sites of bacterial isolation.
Cappelli Carlo - - 2008
Carcinoma showing thymic-like differentiation (CASTLE) is a rare tumour of the thyroid, which arises from ectopic thymic tissue or remnants of branchial pouches. A systematic review of English literature evidences less than thirty cases; from them, it clearly appears that CASTLE is considered an indolent slow-growing neoplasia even when lymph ...
Kraft Marcel - - 2008
We describe a rare case of glioblastoma multiforme with extracranial metastasis to the right parotid gland. A 58-year-old man presented with a parotid tumor and facial paralysis 15 months after craniotomy and partial lobectomy for glioblastoma multiforme of the right temporal lobe. Diagnosis was confirmed by ultrasound guided core-needle biopsy. ...
Stetsenko Galina Y - - 2008
Scleromyxedema is notable for significant morbidity and mortality. A generalized eruption of waxy papules in the absence of thyroid disease with histologic findings of mucin deposition, increased fibroblast proliferation, and fibrosis are the characteristic features of scleromyxedema. We report a case of scleromyxedema that, on histology, was associated with interstitial ...
Royce J. Biddle; UC ...
We report the case of a 48-year-old man who had an unusually large submandibular gland sialolith (2.6 cm in greatest dimension), which led to sialadenitis and subsequent abscess formation. We describe the management of this patient and review the literature with emphasis on the various modalities available for diagnostic imaging.
Chow Kai Ming - - 2008
Iodide mumps can occur after administration of any iodinated contrast media, irrespective of the osmolality of the contrast preparation. This condition is characterized by acute salivary gland swelling shortly after contrast study, presumably secondary to toxic accumulation of iodide in salivary glands with high iodide concentration. In this article, a ...
Bhat Ramachandra V - - 2008
Ectopic sebaceous glands occur rarely in the esophagus. A 65-year-old man presented with a history of discomfort during swallowing since the last 4 months. On upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, multiple wart-like grayish-yellow projections were detected and two of them were biopsied. Microscopically, they proved to be sebaceous glands in the esophagus. ...
Agrawal Amit - - 2008
Blunt trauma to the parotid gland is extremely rare and requires considerable force. We present a unique case in which a child sustained parotid injury without any associated injury to the facial skeleton, parotid gland and ductal structures and managed successfully. A literature search revealed that this type of injury ...
Westhoff Christina C - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Multinodular goiter represents the most common thyroid disease in Europe and the United States. Regressive changes like hemorrhage, infarction or fibrosis are frequently observed. Calcifications have also been detected by microscopic investigation of thyroid tissue. Extramedullary hematopoiesis has been described in almost every organ, especially in patients ...
Deniz Kemal - - 2008
We report two cases of thyroidal plasma cell granuloma. Both patients underwent surgical resection after presenting with painless neck swelling. Histopathologic examination of the specimens revealed plasmacytes infiltrating the thyroid parenchyma and immunohistochemical studies showed the polyclonal nature of the plasma cells. Plasma cell granuloma is a benign lesion and ...
Haemel Anna - - 2008
Heterotopic salivary gland tissue (HSGT) consists of salivary tissue outside of the major and minor salivary glands and typically presents as a draining sinus and/or asymptomatic nodule of the neck along the lower anterior sternocleidomastoid muscle. There are a limited number of case series exploring this rare entity. To further ...
Chowdhary Monisha - - 2008
Presence of microfilaria in the thyroid gland is a rare finding. Filariasis is a common public health problem in the Indian sub-continent. Most of the cases of microfilaria in thyroid gland reported in the literature are associated with goiter and thyroid neoplasms. Here, we present a rare case that showed ...
Villa F - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Amyloidosis refers to a variety of conditions in which amyloid proteins are abnormally deposited in organs and/or tissues. Amyloidosis is a rare occurrence in thyroid gland. METHODS: A systematic review of the published data on amyloid goiter was carried out by searching Medline and other online databases ...
Schanaider Alberto - - 2008
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. Preoperative assessment of a 22-year-old white man patient showed an asymptomatic nodule of the thyroid at the left lobe, measuring 2.3 x 1.5 ...
Holmes M V - - 2008
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare disease, and Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is unusual in adolescents. We report the first case of biopsy-proven JDM and SS with pulmonary involvement. A 15-year-old adolescent boy presented with recurrent parotid gland hypertrophy, severe muscle weakness, pronounced skin rash and widespread lymphadenopathy. JDM was diagnosed ...
Park Jae Hong - - 2008
Castleman disease (CD) is an uncommon benign condition of uncertain etiology that causes progressive lymph node enlargement. Although the mediastinum is their common location, they also occur in other areas of the body, usually where lymph nodes are normally found. In addition, CD (the hyaline-vascular type) of the parotid gland ...
Kennedy Thomas L - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To discuss treatment options and surgical management of lingual thyroid carcinoma with cervical metastasis. STUDY DESIGN: Lingual thyroid is relatively uncommon, and carcinoma of the lingual thyroid is extremely rare, with only 40 cases reported. We report a new case of a young female who presented with a cervical ...
Hsiao Fone-Ching - - 2007
Thyroid storm is a rare but life-threatening condition caused by exaggerated thyrotoxic manifestations. Untreated thyroid storm is fatal, and the case fatality rate is 21% to 30%. The most important clinical management in thyroid storm is early recognition and treatment. We present the case of a previously healthy young woman ...
Reddy Raja Shekhar - - 2007
Wegeners granulomatosis (WG) is a pauci-immune systemic vasculitis involving small to medium sized blood vessels of the respiratory tract and renal vasculature. We report a 34-year-old lady with extensive gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and thyroid involvement. Literature review revealed only two prior reports of esophageal involvement, two reports of pancreatic involvement ...
Ponniah I - - 2007
Although uncommon, many variants of lipomatous lesions in or around salivary glands have been reported in the literature. We report a series of three such cases in the minor salivary gland region. The first case (oral floor) is a well-circumscribed lipocytic lesion admixed with glandular components (mucous acini, serous demilunes ...
Noonan Vikki L - - 2007
Sclerosing polycystic adenosis (SPCA) of the salivary gland is a rarely encountered lesion of uncertain pathogenesis that shares histologic features with sclerosing adenosis and fibrocystic disease of the mammary gland. To date, fewer than 40 cases of SPCA have been reported in the literature; all but one have arisen in ...
Faure Frederic - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of sialendoscopy as a diagnostic and interventional procedure for salivary ductal pathologies of children. DESIGN: Prospective case series study. SETTING: Tertiary care teaching hospitals. PATIENTS: Eight children were investigated under general anesthesia by sialendoscopy for recurring salivary gland swellings between 2003 to 2004 in two ...
Herndon Mark D - - 2007
A thyroid abscess is an infrequently encountered condition with a rarity that is attributable to anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the gland that impart a unique quality of infection resistance. The differential diagnoses for a painful thyroid is limited, with subacute and chronic thyroiditis being the most often-encountered processes. Acute ...
Closmann J J - - 2007
Adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified (NOS) is a rare lesion of the salivary glands that can resemble a mucocele. This article presents a case involving a long-standing lesion that was presumed to be a mucocele but was, in fact, a low-grade carcinoma. The subsequent excision is described and follow-up recommendations are ...
Lallu Sharda - - 2007
We discuss two cases of unsuspected metastatic thyroid carcinoma of Hurthle cell type, presenting as subcutaneous masses in the occipital scalp and supra-acetabular region of the right ilium; clinically suspected to be a lipoma and a vascular tumour, respectively. These two cases were initially investigated by fine-needle aspiration cytology. In ...
Ghosh Anirban - - 2007
Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland is a rare entity, and primary tuberculosis of thyroid is even uncommon. At one time, it was believed that thyroid gland is relatively immune to tuberculosis. There are about 200 cases of thyroid tuberculosis that had been reported in world literature. These include 156 cases ...
Karakullukçu BariƟ - - 2007
Intratracheal ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare abnormality that can cause airway obstruction. The symptoms can easily be confused with those of bronchial asthma. We describe the case of a 40-year-old man with subglottic thyroid tissue and multinodular goiter who had been misdiagnosed earlier with bronchial asthma. After the correct ...
Li Yuan - - 2007
We report here on a 64-year-old woman with extramedullary plasmacytoma involving the bilateral adrenal glands. Primary adrenal extramedullary plasmacytoma is extremely rare and only three cases of extramedullary plasmacytoma in the unilateral adrenal gland have currently been reported on. This case is of interest in that the bilateral adrenals were ...
Poniecka Anna - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a neoplastic disease that affects primarily the skin, but visceral involvement is not uncommon. Most of the cases are seen in AIDS patients and transplant recipients; however, rare HIV-negative cases have also been reported. Involvement of the thyroid is exceedingly rare, with only a fw ...
Delikoukos Stylianos - - 2007
A rare case of thyroid storm induced by thyroid gland injury because of penetrating neck trauma is reported. The injury was because of a spear fishing-gun trident impaction in the neck. The diagnosis of thyroid gland injury was suspected by preoperative clinical examination and established during neck exploration in the ...
Haroche Julien - - 2007
CONTEXT: Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans form of histiocytosis characterized by xanthomatous tissue infiltration with CD68(+) CD1a(-) foamy histiocytes. Endocrine problems, such as diabetes insipidus and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, frequently occur in ECD, but bilateral adrenal infiltration has rarely been reported in this disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the ...
Cho Kyu Do - - 2007
We report a surgical case of primary polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) of the minor salivary gland-type of the lung. A PLGA originating from the right upper lobar bronchial inlet was successfully treated by sleeve right upper lobectomy. PLGAs are thought to be indolent tumors that are preferentially localized to the ...
Ruíz-Godoy L - - 2007
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is difficult to diagnose both clinically and histologically due to its indolent presentation, and because of its morphological diversity that includes several microscopic patterns. The aggressive biologic behavior seen in minor salivary glands as compared to major glands is apparently associated histologically to a predominance of ...
Deladoëy Johnny - - 2007
Most research on the molecular mechanisms of thyroid dysgenesis over the past decade has focussed on the Mendelian mechanisms that may account for the few (5%) cases in which there is an affected relative. This chapter first reviews methodological issues in the imaging techniques used to classify thyroid dysgenesis into ...
Bae Ja Seong - - 2007
Bilateral chylothorax is a rare complication of neck dissection, but it is potentially serious and sometimes life threatening. Because of the rarity of chylothorax, surgeons are unfamiliar with its early signs, which allow a prompt diagnosis and effective management. Most cases reported in the literature were associated with a concurrent ...
Ishida Masayuki - - 2006
Mumps virus infections primarily involve the parotid glands and most frequently affect school-aged children. We present three unusual adult cases of mumps with dyspnea secondary to severe swelling of the salivary glands and review previously reported cases in the literature. Dyspnea developed progressively after the onset of salivary gland swelling. ...
Kidd Desmond P - - 2006
Rosai-Dorfman disease is associated with a histiocytic infiltration of lymphoid tissue, but may also involve the orbit, nasopharynx, respiratory pathways, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine glands (particularly the thyroid), bone, and skin. Neurologic manifestations are rare, occurring in 4% of one series, and the diagnosis is often not made until pathology is ...
Heath N - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland agenesis is a rare condition. It can be associated with some equally rare syndromes so that diagnosis can be delayed. CASE REPORT: The authors describe a case report. A 3-year-old girl, presented with dry mouth, carious teeth, recurrent herpes labialis and tonsillitis to Newcastle Dental Hospital. This ...
Park Mimi J Y - - 2006
Patients with bulimia nervosa (BN) may show dental erosion, resulting from the effect of acid regurgitation. Asymptomatic bilateral parotid swellings may also be present. Other signs include serum electrolyte imbalance and Russell's sign. The authors describe the case of a 26-year-old woman with BN, whose only clinical manifestation of BN ...
Musella Mario - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Thyroid carcinomas thymus-like differentiation (CASTLE) are rare. The aim of this paper is to address a valid diagnostic and therapeutic protocol for these tumours using three exemplary cases and the previously published literature. METHODS: The routine use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in all cases of unclear ...
Shafi Muhammad - - 2006
Multiple calculi in a submandibular gland duct is an uncommon occurrence. One such case occurring in a young boy of 25 years is reported here where thirteen very small stones of 1-3 mm of maximum diameter were lined up in the Wharton's duct in such a way that they were ...
Papi G - - 2006
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by non-caseating granulomas that rarely involve the thyroid gland. Thyroid sarcoidosis has seldom been documented, and few cases have so far been described in association with hyperthyroidism. Here, we review the literature on this association, report two patients presenting with hyperthyroidism and histologically-proven sarcoidosis, ...
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