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Cankurtaran Mustafa - - 2004
Idiopathic multifocal fibrosclerosis is a rare disorder which is usually misdiagnosed in the clinics. We try to make a review of the literature about this large spectrum syndrome and treatment modalities other than surgery. Our patient interestingly have both fibrosclerosis of bilateral ureters, orbits and thyroid. Steroids, radiotherapy, tamoxifen, vitaminD3, ...
Baldi A - - 2003
Neoplastic transformation of heterotopic cervical salivary gland tissue is extremely rare. The Authors describe a case of pleomorphic adenoma arising in this tissue, on the right side of the neck in a 40-year old man. The characteristics of salivary heterotipias of the neck, and their diagnostic difficulties and histogenetic problems ...
Brannon Robert B - - 2003
This article reports 3 cases of oncocytic mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland and compares them with 9 cases from the literature with emphasis on clinical behavior, treatment, and recurrence rate. The tumor occurs most often in the middle-aged to elderly, with a decided predilection for the parotid gland. All ...
Cinar Ugur - - 2003
Prior to 2003, only 39 cases of oncocytic carcinoma of salivary gland origin had been reported in the English-language literature. We report a new case, which occurred in a 48-year-old woman whose disease had metastasized to regional lymph nodes. She was treated by radical parotidectomy, with sacrifice of the facial ...
Hirokawa Mitsuyoshi - - 2003
So far, three cases of esophageal xanthoma have been reported. We describe here endoscopic, microscopic and immunohistochemical findings of two new cases of this rare condition, and a review of five cases of esophageal xanthoma, including our cases. Esophageal xanthomas endoscopically show yellow granular spots or a slightly elevated lesion, ...
Glinoer Daniel - - 2003
This case report illustrates an exceptional clinical situation in which a pregnant woman abruptly presented, at 5 months' gestation, with major swelling of the thyroid gland that led to respiratory symptoms and emergency hospitalization. The medical condition was shown to be caused by acute intrathyroidal hemorrhage within a preexisting-albeit until ...
Scolozzi Paolo - - 2003
Venous malformations are the most common of all vascular anomalies. Phleboliths are described as characteristic of such malformations; furthermore, when they are encountered in the major salivary glands, they must be differentiated from salivary calculi. We report a case of an intraoral venous malformation in the left retromolar area with ...
Gargano R - - 2003
Enterobius vermicularis infection, an oro-faecal transmitted parasitosis, is a frequent finding in infant communities. Enterobius vermicularis is located predominantly in the caecum, appendix, and proximal areas of the ileum and colon, even if reports of some rare extra-intestinal cases have appeared in the literature. The case is reported here of ...
Izutsu T - - 2003
This paper reports a rare case of sebaceous adenoma on the right mandibular retromolar mucosa in a 73-year-old Japanese man, with a review of the English literature of sebaceous adenomas of salivary gland origin. A painless and yellowish polypoid lesion in the retromolar mucosa was histologically a relatively well-circumscribed neoplastic ...
Chung-Park Moonja - - 2003
We report a case of an adenomatoid tumor (AT) of an adrenal gland with micronodular adrenal cortical hyperplasia (ACH). A 51-year-old man was found to have newly developed hypertension with clinical evidence of primary aldosteronism. A computerized tomogram of the abdomen revealed a solitary mass in the right adrenal gland. ...
Nikitakis Nikolaos G - - 2003
Sjögren syndrome (SS) in childhood is a rare and possibly underdiagnosed condition. The purpose of this study is to report a case of primary SS (PSS) in a 4-year-old Venezuelan girl and to review the pertinent literature. The patient presented with bilateral recurrent parotid enlargement, predominantly on the right side. ...
Downs-Kelly Erinn - - 2003
Heterotopic tissues in the submucosal region of the gastrointestinal tract are a well-described occurrence. In the rectal region, these most commonly involve gastric-type mucosa. Only rare reports of salivary gland-type tissue presenting as a submucosal rectal heterotopia have been previously reported. This case report reviews the literature and details an ...
Daniel S J - - 2003
Agenesis of the parotid gland is extremely rare with only few cases reported in the medical literature. This entity can be important to diagnose as occasionally the normal parotid gland can be mistaken for a tumor due to the facial asymmetry. In this article, we present the case of an ...
Feehery John M - - 2003
In the past, bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI) occurred most commonly after thyroidectomy. However, no large series documenting the etiology of adult BVFI has been published within the past fifteen years. This study reviews the etiologic patterns of BVFI at our institutions. We compare BVFI from before and after 1980. ...
Goh Seng Geok Nicholas - - 2003
Epithelioid angiosarcoma involving the thyroid is a rare entity, more often described in the Alpine region. Two cases of epithelioid angiosarcoma that affected the thyroid in patients from a non-Alpine location were diagnosed during a 10-year period in our department. The first case occurred in an 89-year-old Chinese man with ...
Diacon Andreas H - - 2003
We report the case of a 51-year-old woman with a large cell bronchial carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation (T3N0M0, stage IIB) and bilateral exophthalmos. A CT of the orbitae was compatible with Graves ophthalmopathy, but neither abnormalities in thyroid function nor thyroid antibodies could be found. The proptosis normalized 10 days ...
Siriwardena B S M S - - 2003
Sebaceous carcinoma of salivary gland origin is an extremely rare malignancy. It occurs mainly in the parotid gland. This is a case report of a sebaceous carcinoma in a 57-year-old woman who had a lump over the right parotid region for 8-9 months. The tumour was composed of small basaloid ...
Yao Davis X - - 2003
CONTEXT: Identification of parathyroid tissue (PT) is crucial during parathyroid and thyroid surgery. Touch imprint preparation (TIP) examination is potentially a more time-effective and less labor-intensive approach than frozen section examination for identification of PT during intraoperative consultation. However, the reliability of PT-TIP remains controversial, and this fact has hindered ...
Alberti Laura E - - 2003
Ascites is uncommon in patients with hypothyroidism. Herein we describe an 84-year-old female patient with myxedema ascites that resolved completely with thyroid replacement medication. Bacteriological studies of the ascitic fluid revealed gram-negative rods which eventually proved to be Klebsiella pneumoniae treated successfully with antibiotics. Our review of the literature failed ...
Lanka Kashyap P - - 2002
A thymoma in the neck region is a rare diagnosis involving a solitary neck nodule that moves with deglutition and is contiguous with the thyroid gland. The authors report an unusual case of a thymoma that accumulated both Tc-99m pertechnetate and Tc-99m MIBI. This is probably the first reported case ...
Mupparapu Muralidhar - - 2002
We report ossification of the thyroid cartilage detected on a routine lateral cephalometric film and discuss the clinical implications of this finding. The thyroid cartilage is a part of the laryngeal cartilaginous complex and may undergo calcification or endochondral ossification (or both), thereby becoming visible radiographically. Usually, ossification is visible ...
Notani Ken-ichi - - 2002
Mucinous adenocarcinoma is characterized by large pools of extracellular mucin. The tumor has been reported in the nasal cavity, paranasal sinus, breast, colon, stomach, prostate, skin, and lung. Mucinous adenocarcinoma also arises as a primary tumor of the major salivary glands. However, its occurrence is exceedingly rare and has only ...
Hernández-Martín Angela - - 2002
A 12-year-old boy had painful lesions on both soles. He had had a similar episode several months before that resolved spontaneously. Physical examination showed erythematous, extremely tender nodules on both plantar surfaces and the toes. The second and third left toes had small pustules on top of the nodules. There ...
Drage Nicholas A - - 2002
PURPOSE: This paper describes the technique for balloon dilatation of salivary duct strictures and evaluates the clinical and radiographic findings in a consecutive series of 36 affected glands. METHODS: Thirty-four patients (36 glands) had balloon dilatation of their salivary duct strictures performed under fluoroscopic control. They were evaluated immediately afterwards ...
Pittman Cory B - - 2002
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is a relatively common malignancy of the oral cavity, representing 7% to 11% of all intraoral minor salivary gland tumors, and 19% to 26% of those that are malignant. However, it is a rare finding in the oropharynx, with only 6 cases reported in the medical ...
Seshadri Prakensh - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To describe a rare case of thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis in a half Native American and half African American person. METHODS: We present a case of a man of Native American descent with thyrotoxic periodic paralysis and review the pertinent literature. RESULTS: In a 53-year-old man with untreated hyperthyroidism, ...
Gutteridge Ian F - - 2002
Eyelashes can be observed in unusual anatomical locations after falling out of their hair follicles. Loose lashes can inadvertently enter a lacrimal punctum or with more difficulty, a Meibomian gland orifice They may even penetrate through anterior surface layers such as the conjunctiva or skin of the lid. There may ...
Strouse Peter J - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Asplenia syndrome is a form of heterotaxy characterized by bilateral right-sidedness. Congenital fusion of the adrenal glands ("horseshoe adrenal gland") is a less common feature of asplenia syndrome, most instances of which have been found at autopsy. PURPOSE: To present clinical and imaging features of infants diagnosed with asplenia ...
Newman Seth L - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To report an unusual manifestation of metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma with functional metastatic lesions demonstrated by radioiodine scanning and to discuss the relationship of Graves' disease and thyroid carcinoma. METHODS: A case report is presented, and the current literature is reviewed. RESULTS: An 82-year-old man had symptoms and laboratory ...
Yilmaz Mustafa Deniz - - 2002
The congenital absence of major salivary glands is an extremely rare disorder. In this case, we report a 32-year-old woman who came to us with right submandibular gland aplasia, which was detected incidentally. The literature on this rare occurrence is reviewed and the significance of the patient is discussed.
Soheilian M - - 2002
PURPOSE: To report a case presenting with dacryoadenitis as the earliest manifestation of systemic Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A 41-year-old woman initially presented symptoms of bilateral dacryoadenitis. She subsequently developed upper and lower respiratory tract involvement, scleritis and keratitis. RESULTS: Cytoplasmic antineutrophil antibody (c-ANCA) titer was ...
Ghobrial Michel W - - 2002
We report the case of an 87-year-old woman with coma who was found to be in thyrotoxic crisis. The patient had a recent history of decreased mentation and apathy, and laboratory findings were found to be consistent with hyperthyroidism. After a stormy course, the clinical condition recovered to baseline, with ...
Tosoni Antonella - - 2002
We report a case of disseminated microsporidiosis in an Italian woman with AIDS. This study was done retrospectively using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens obtained at autopsy. Microsporidia spores were found in the necrotic lesions of the liver, kidney, and adrenal gland and in ovary, brain, heart, spleen, lung, and lymph ...
Abdallah-Matta M P - - 2002
Lingual thyroid is the result of a defective migration of the thyroid anlage occurring between the 3rd and 7th week of gestation. Whereas mutations in the transcription factor-2 (TTF-2) and PAX8 and in the TSH receptor genes (TSH-R) have been reported in a minority of patients with thyroid dysgenesis, the ...
Crean St-J - - 2002
Wegener's granulomatosis is a systemic vasculitis characterized by necrosis, granulomatosis and inflammation. The usual targets are extra-oral, although salivary gland involvement has been recognized, usually confined to parotid and submandibular glands. A case report is presented of sublingual gland presentation, confirmed on biopsy, which proceeded to systemic involvement. Some evidence ...
De M - - 2002
Riedels thyroiditis is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder characterised by extensive fibrosis of the thyroid gland and sometimes the surrounding tissues. We report a case of Riedels Thyroiditis in a middle aged female presenting with goitre, stridor and dyspnoea. She initially responded to corticosteroid treatment and subsequently to tamoxifen. The ...
Garavello W - - 2002
Submandibular suppurative sialadenitis occurring as an isolated lesion in the neonatal period is extremely rare. A case of a preterm newborn, who developed an isolated submandibular suppurative sialadenitis is described. A literature review highlighting salient points on this topic is also presented. In particular, an important role of prematurity in ...
ATASOY, ÇETİN
Multinodüler guatrın substernal uzanımına bağlı özofagus veya trakeada kompresyon sık karşılaşılan bir durumdur. Ancak guatrın asendan uzanımı oldukça enderdir. Bu olgu bildirisinde, retroorofarenjeal uzanım göstererek larinks ve hipofarinkste kompresyona neden olan multinodüler guatrın direkt grafi ve bilgisayarlı tomografi bulgularını sunduk. (Multinodular goiter not uncommonly grows substernally causing symptoms related to ...
Mellgren Gunnar - - 2002
We describe a 23-year-old woman with a 3-week history of episodic leg weakness. The onset of weakness always occurred in the evening after dinner and the attacks resolved spontaneously by morning. Physical examination revealed a resting tachycardia and symmetrical, proximal weakness involving both arms and legs. Electrocardiogram (ECG) and electrolyte ...
Güngör Bülent - - 2002
Ectopic thyroid tissue has been found in the developmental pathway of the thyroid gland and has also been reported in the abdominal cavity. Intra-abdominal thyroid tissue was totally resected around the mesentery of the small intestine in a 56-year-old woman. She had hyperthyroidism preoperatively and had also undergone a bilateral ...
Hinojar Adolfo G - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal paragangliomas are very rare neoplasms derived from the superior or inferior laryngeal paraganglia. The paragangliomas of the inferior laryngeal paraganglion, depending on their anatomic variability, can give rise to two different clinical expressions of the same process, namely the so-called thyroid paragangliomas and the inferior laryngeal or subglottic ...
Ivanova Radina - - 2002
In an attempt to advance and improve the characterization of the so-called diffuse follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (diffuse FVPTC) we studied a series of 59 thyroid carcinomas consecutively treated in a specialized center. The clinicopathologic and some of the immunohistochemical characteristics (uPA-R, Lewis X, Sialyl Lewis X, and ...
Furlan J C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Management of thyroid microcancer or occult well-differentiated thyroid cancer (OWDTC) is controversial. Our present study compared some clinical features of OWDTC and gross well-differentiated 10-mm thyroid carcinoma (GWDTC), which may offer a basis for treatment policy. METHODS: From 1964 to 2000, 1000 patients underwent thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer. We ...
Massine R E - - 2001
Ectopic thyroid tissue may reside anywhere along its embryologic path of descent. Most ectopias manifest as simple thyroglossal duct cysts in conjunction with a normally developed thyroid gland in its usual thyroid cervical bed. Lingual thyroid is a rare developmental abnormality characterized by the failure of the thyroid gland, or ...
Miller K K - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of silent thyroiditis in lithium users and characterize lithium-associated thyrotoxicosis. DESIGN: Retrospective record review. PATIENTS: 400 consecutive patients (300 with Graves' disease and 100 with silent thyroiditis) who underwent radioiodine scanning of the thyroid. MEASUREMENTS: Odds of lithium exposure. RESULTS: The odds of lithium exposure ...
Smith O D - - 2001
Trauma involving the parotid gland is rare and is usually caused by penetrating injuries or fractures of the facial skeleton. A unique case is presented of rupture of the parotid gland after a minor external force in a 14 year old boy. The radiological findings are presented, which pointed to ...
Doshi S V - - 2001
Thyroglossal duct cysts (TDCs) are common congenital abnormalities of thyroid development. Carcinoma occurs rarely in patients with TDCs. In a large case series drawn from medical records at a health maintenance organization from 1971 through 1995, 14 cases of carcinoma in a TDC were found. This represents the largest known ...
Sato J - - 2001
Schwannomas of the submandibular gland have only been documented sporadically throughout the medical literature. We describe a case of schwannoma of the submandibular gland originating from the submandibular branch of the lingual nerve, which carries the preganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibers. The clinical aspect of this tumor is discussed, followed by ...
Muezzinoglu B - - 2001
Prostatic calcification is most commonly encountered as calculus or intraluminal calcifications within atypical small glandular proliferations. This study was undertaken to detect stromal microcalcifications in prostate tissue. All slides from 194 needle biopsies were retrospectively reviewed. Six cases (3.1%) had stromal microcalcifications constantly associated with mononuclear inflammatory infiltrate around the ...
Soliman H E - - 2001
Myelolipoma of the adrenal gland is a rare benign tumor. It is diagnosed incidentally in most cases because of its non-functioning nature, unless it causes symptoms due to its size. It has specific sonographic and computed tomographic features. A case is presented, magnetic resonance findings are reported for the first ...
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