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Ali Iftikhar - - 2006
A 35-year-old man with a history of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid underwent a whole-body bone scan for chest wall pain. Extensive irregular radionuclide uptake was observed in hepatic metastases in both lobes, later confirmed on CT scan. A case of technetium-99m MDP uptake in hepatic metastases from medullary carcinoma ...
Dutta P - - 2006
Pituitary gland involvement in Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) occurs most commonly in the form of central diabetes insipidus (CDI). However, CDI as a presenting manifestation of WG is very rare. We report two such cases; one of them had multi-organ involvement at presentation, while other developed it during follow-up. CDI was ...
Pishdad Gholam Reza - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Thionamides are the main therapeutic arsenal for treating hyperthyroidism. Perhaps the first case of a patient who developed a transient pituitary hyperthyroidism after discontinuation of a lengthy intake of a thionamide is reported. CASE REPORT: A 48-year-old woman presented with menstrual irregularities when hypothyroidism with pituitary enlargement was detected. ...
Calle Carlos A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Oncocytomas of the lacrimal gland are rare tumors. We report the eighth case in the literature. DESIGN: Interventional case report and literature review. INTERVENTION: Complete ophthalmologic and systemic examination followed by excisional biopsy and histopathologic examination. RESULTS: A 40-year-old Hispanic woman was evaluated for a right-sided upper eyelid edema ...
Chen Yang-Yuan - - 2006
Brunner's gland hamartoma, also known as Brunneroma or Brunner's gland adenoma, is a rare tumor of the duodenum and an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. In symptomatic patients, treatment requires either surgical resection or endoscopic polypectomy. We report a case of upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a pedunculated Brunner's gland hamartoma ...
Pizzini A M - - 2007
Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF) is a rare disease of unknown origin, characterised by an inflammatory proliferative fibrosing process occurring in the retroperitoneum. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a form of chronic thyroiditis that in some cases shows an extensive replacement of thyroid parenchyma by fibrous tissue. We report the rare association ...
Kennedy L J - - 2006
Dogs exhibit a range of immune-mediated conditions including a lymphocytic thyroiditis which has many similarities to Hashimoto's thyroiditis in man. We have recently reported an association in Doberman Pinschers between canine hypothyroidism and a rare DLA class II haplotype that contains the DLA-DQA1*00101 allele. We now report a further series ...
Foshee J B - - 2006
Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma is a nevoid proliferation of eccrine glands and small vessels. It usually presents as a solitary, slow growing nodule, manifesting at birth or in childhood, which can be accompanied by hyperhidrosis and pain on palpation. We report an occurrence in an otherwise healthy 3-month-old girl who had ...
Buckingham Heidi - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To describe a patient with a rare presentation of Graves' disease in the cervical thyroid and thyroglossal duct remnant. METHODS: We present a detailed case report, including initial manifestations, laboratory findings, and radiologic evaluation of a patient with Graves' disease. A review of the relevant medical literature is included. ...
Eloy P H - - 2006
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is an uncommon spindle cell tumor that typically arises at the level of the pleura in adults. However, SFT has also been reported in various extrapleural sites including orbit, meninges, liver, lung, salivary glands, retroperitoneum, mediastinum. In the head and neck region, SFT has been documented ...
Cappelli C - - 2006
Ectopic thyroid tissue with thyroid gland in its normal location is an extremely rare phenomenon. We present a case of a 38-year-old woman who was referred to our hospital with symptoms of hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone measurement revealed clinical hypothyroidism with elevated anti-thyroid antibodies, neck ultrasonography showed a small tissue with ...
Batzakakis Dimitrios - - 2006
The occurrence of sialoliths in the submandibular gland is 80% due to the specific anatomy of both the gland and its duct. The diagnosis is rather easy because of the obvious clinical signs of the entity. Imaging studies are always necessary in order to treat the patient as effectively as ...
Phillips Heidi - - 2006
Eleven cats required urethral stoma revision because of urethral stricture following perineal urethrostomy. At surgery, eight cats had evidence of inadequate dissection to the bulbourethral glands, and three cats had evidence of urine extravasation into the subcutaneous tissues. Following revision of the stoma, long-term follow-up was obtained in nine cases. ...
Capaccio P - - 2007
We report the case of a 40-year-old woman with a submandibular sialocele (diagnosed by ultrasonography and magnetic resonance sialography) after sialoadenectomy for sialolithiasis. Type A botulinum toxin was injected percutaneously under colour Doppler ultrasonographic guidance into the sialocele and the residual salivary gland. Five months later the submandibular swelling had ...
Janes SEJ, Zaitoun AM, ...
Brunner′s gland hyperplasia (BGH) is a diagnostic challenge where in the pathophysiology and natural history remain poorly understood. This Case Report describes BGH arising at the ampulla of Vater, causing abdominal pain and vomiting in a 46-year-old man. Owing to the inconclusive nature of imaging studies and suspicious intraoperative findings, ...
Mohyud-Din Mueen - - 2006
Suppuration occurring in inflamed parotid glands is an uncommon observation in the neonatal age group. This case report describes a male neonate, 12 days of age, who presented with high grade fever, irritability, poor feeding and bilateral swelling in the parotid region. Workup showed bilateral suppurative parotitis. Abscess developed despite ...
Ala Aftab - - 2006
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are uncommon liver diseases of unknown etiology. Reported clustering of PBC cases may be due to environmental factors. Individuals with PBC have a high prevalence of thyroid disease and thyroid disease is reportedly more prevalent near Superfund toxic waste sites (SFS). ...
Kelly Nadine P - - 2006
Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (USG-FNA) is a safe, effective, and dependable test used to assess thyroid nodules. However, the size of the lesion can adversely affect the outcome of the procedure. The aim of this study was to assess specimen adequacy and diagnostic specificity in USG-FNA of thyroid nodules measuring ...
Oono Takashi - - 2006
We report a case of "infectious" neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis who developed papules on the upper arm and trunk. Histological findings revealed vacuolar degeneration and necrosis of epithelial cells in the eccrine sweat ducts and neutrophils that had migrated through ductal epithelium to the lumen. A microabscess was also seen in ...
Sanchez Niria - - 2006
Cell blocks (CBs) are often prepared with fine-needle aspirates (FNAs) from multiple organs as an adjunct to smears in the diagnosis of aspirated lesions. However, the literature contains few reports on their utility with regard to specific organ sites. At our institution, CBs are made routinely on FNAs when there ...
Gunther Daniel F - - 2006
We report the case of a 23-month-old girl who presented with poor growth and delayed attainment of gross-motor milestones. Elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK) indicated rhabdomyolysis, ultimately attributed to severe, acquired autoimmune hypothyroidism. Growth data and bone-age suggest the onset of hypothyroidism occurred at or before 12 months of age. Acquired ...
Kuroda N - - 2006
A 57-year-old Japanese woman presented with a lump, originally noticed 10 years previously, in both axillary regions. Histologically, the axillary tumors consisted of a random admixture of ducts, lobules and fibrous stroma with predominant adipose tissue. This is the first case of bilateral ectopic hamartoma arising in the axillary regions. ...
Shabb Nina S - - 2006
Subacute thyroiditis (SAT) is usually diagnosed clinically without the need for fine-needle aspiration. The cytologic literature on this condition is therefore rare. We report on 14 cases of SAT presenting with thyroid nodules. The majority of patients were women with a mean age of 46 yr. All had pain/tenderness in ...
Wang Helen H - - 2006
Reporting schemes for thyroid fine-needle aspirations in the literature were reviewed and classified according to the number of categories in the scheme and the significance of each category. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive and negative values were determined for each scheme, if possible. A reporting scheme based on the ...
Uthman I - - 2006
Our objective was to study the endocrinologic manifestations of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We reviewed the medical literature from 1968 until 2005 using MEDLINE and the key words: APS, anticardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, antiphospholipid antibodies, adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, diabetes, ovaries and testes. Adrenal insufficiency is the most common endocrinologic ...
Bayindir Tuba - - 2006
Schwannomas are encapsulated benign tumours arising from nerve sheath cells, of which ancient schwannoma is one of five variants. Since the first description, only a few ancient schwannomas have been reported in different locations in the head and neck region. In the parotid gland, this tumour is very rare. In ...
Ong C A - - 2005
Parotid swelling is a common presentation in ENT clinic. Most of the cases involve pathology of the gland. There are not many reported cases about parotid duct pathology. We describe a case of a large parotid duct mucocele with a calculus. Excision of the mucocele and superficial parotidectomy was performed. ...
Noordzij J Pieter - - 2005
Thyroid fine needle aspiration is a very common procedure used to assess thyroid nodules; complications from this procedure are rare. We report an unusual case of a large hematoma of the neck caused by thyroid fine needle aspiration that caused airway compromise. The hematoma was successfully drained via a transcervical ...
Deshpande Archana H - - 2005
Dyshormonogenetic goiter is a rare cause of congenital goiter occurring due to a lack of enzymes necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. We present a case of dyshormonogenetic goiter diagnosed on cytology. Correlation with the history, clinical findings, levels of thyroid hormones and other investigations is imperative for the ...
Krassas G E - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the frequency of Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) and its management in children and adolescents up to 18 years old with Graves' hyperthyroidism. STUDY DESIGN: This was a questionnaire study (QS) among members of the European Thyroid Association and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology. Approximately 300 QS were ...
Deng April - - 2005
Schwannoma is a common peripheral neural neoplasm that could present as a primary skin lesion. In addition to typical schwannoma with classic Antoni A and Antoni B areas, many variant types have been described, such as plexiform, cellular, epithelioid, and ancient schwannomas. Glandular schwannoma is a rare variant characterized by ...
Yang Sook-Young Vivian - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the Bartholin's gland is a rare malignancy of the female genital tract and there have been 62 cases of ACC of the Bartholin's gland in the literature. CASES: Two cases of ACC of the Bartholin's gland are reported. CONCLUSION: There is no consensus on ...
Deutsch Melanie - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report an instance of Hashimoto encephalopathy probably resulting from pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin. CASE SUMMARY: A 36-year-old woman with a 10-year history of autoimmune thyroiditis presented with symptoms and signs consistent with Hashimoto encephalopathy during therapy with pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C. DISCUSSION: ...
Aslaner A - - 2005
Thyroid hemiagenesis is a very rare abnormality, in which one thyroid lobe fails to develop. Most of the patients have an associated thyroid disease. The true prevalance of thyroid hemiagenesis is not known, but it is estimated to be 0.02% in normal children. We report a forty-four-year-old female patient with ...
Miziara Ivan Dieb - - 2005
Recurrent parotitis (RP) is defined as recurrent parotid inflammation, generally associated with non-obstructive sialectasis of the parotid gland. It is a rare condition, and its etiology remains an enigma. AIM: The purposes of the present study were (1) to relate the follow up of five RP cases; (2) to examine ...
Jones G L - - 2005
We present the case of a previously healthy 59-year-old man who was under treatment for scleritis and episcleritis when he developed a parotid-gland swelling and pus-producing sinus. On surgical exploration, the features were those of a parotid abscess, but the lesion not only failed to heal post-operatively but increased in ...
Bangash Shahid A - - 2005
Chronic urticaria (CU) is a clinically perplexing condition that not only can compromise the patient's quality of life but also frequently fails to respond satisfactorily to treatment with antiallergy medications such as antihistamines. For a considerable time, CU has been considered a disease of unknown etiology, but in recent years, ...
Bucci T - - 2005
This report describes the first case of primary leiomyosarcoma of the submandibular salivary glands and emphasizes the role of immunohistochemical study for a correct diagnosis of this tumour. In line with results of international literature, we associated surgery with radiotherapy and 2 years postoperatively there was no sign of recurrence.
Uemaetomari Isao - - 2005
Large-cell undifferentiated carcinoma (LCUC) arising in the submandibular gland is so rare that there have been only a few reported cases. We encountered a 65-year-old Japanese male, whose left submandibular gland was enlarged due to LCUC. Exenteration of the left submandibular gland together with selective neck dissection was performed, followed ...
Bellantone Rocco - - 2005
A case is presented of a posterior mediastinal mass arising in a 57-year-old woman with severe compressive cervical symptoms and hyperthyroidism. Computed tomography showed intrathoracic thyroid tissue that displaced the trachea towards the front and the right and invaded the posterior mediastinum. Pathological examination showed features of a poorly differentiated ...
Kawatoko S - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this report was to evaluate the possibility of subclassification of papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum (PCL) with 99Tc(m)-pertechnetate. METHODS: A patient with multiple bilateral PCLs in the parotid glands was examined by using 99Tc(m)-pertechnetate. RESULTS: All PCLs of the present case, which were diagnosed as the subtype-II histopathologically, ...
Roh Jong-Lyel - - 2005
Chronic sclerosing sialadenitis, known as Küttner's tumor (KT), is a chronic inflammatory disease of the salivary gland characterized by progressive periductal fibrosis, dilated ducts with a dense lymphocyte infiltration and lymphoid follicle formation, and acinar atropy. We report a unique case of KT in a 30-year-old female who presented with ...
Brigger M T - - 2006
Parapharyngeal neoplasms are rare entities in children. Benign minor salivary gland neoplasms of the parapharyngeal space have been described in the adult literature, but there is little guidance in the pediatric literature. We present the case of an adolescent male with a primary minor salivary gland pleomorphic adenoma presenting as ...
Erem Cihangir - - 2005
Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (THPP) is a very rare complication of thyrotoxicosis in whites, but is more frequently reported in individuals of Asian descent. Hypokalemia, with associated flaccid paralysis, and signs of hyperthyroidism, are the hallmark. We have reported a case of a 28-yr-old white man with Graves' disease presenting ...
Barbosa Sandrine Laboureau-Soares - - 2005
Cushing's syndrome (CS) in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is rare. Only 50 cases have been reported. We report 10 cases of MTC with ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent syndrome (EAS), analyzed retrospectively. Among 1640 patients with MTC, 13 developed EAS (0.7%). In 10 patients CS could unequivoqually be related to MTC ...
Waseem Zeeshan - - 2005
Salivary calculi in the pediatric population comprise only 3% of all cases of sialolithiasis. In addition, the presentation of bilateral calculi in children is rare. The formation of stones in the salivary glands has been attributed to slow salivary flow, salivary stagnation and unknown metabolic events. There is no report ...
Edwards Paul C - - 2005
Two cases of periparathyroid salivary gland heterotopia are described. A review of the records of the Department of Pathology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, over a 4-year period, identified 759 surgical specimens containing parathyroid gland tissue. Of these, 2 (0.26%) contained foci of ectopic salivary gland tissue. Both cases were ...
Belousova Irena E - - 2005
We report a case of ectopic sebaceous glands in the upper third of the posterior wall of the vagina of a 49-year-old woman. This is, to our knowledge, the first fully documented case report of their occurrence in the vagina. The review of the literature and possible embryologic origin are ...
Ide F - - 2005
Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma (SMEC) with eosinophilia is a rare but distinctive tumor usually affecting the thyroid. SMEC involvement of salivary gland is exceptional, with only six cases in the literature. We present here the first case of an intermediate-grade SMEC, arising from the intraoral minor salivary glands. A particularly interesting ...
Azorin D - - 2005
Oral hyperpigmentation is a common event in older individuals, however, is exceptional in neonates (congenital melanotic macules). Conversely, 70-80% of people have sebaceous glands in the oral mucosa, with the tongue representing an ectopic location and termed sebaceous choristoma by some authors. We report a case that fulfills both conditions ...
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