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Kubo Masatoshi - - 2004
Syringomatous adenoma of the nipple is a rare disease. To our knowledge, only 23 cases have been reported in the literature. We present the case of a 36-year-old lactating woman with syringomatous adenoma of the nipple, in whom local excision of the tumor was performed. Histologically, the tumor consisted of ...
Rubenstein Joel - - 2004
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon whose etiology is unknown. Small bowel involvement in UC is extraordinarily rare, and should make the clinician question the diagnosis. However, we present a case of a 38-year-old man with voluminous diarrhea following colectomy for well-documented UC; he was ...
Latif Sherif A - - 2003
Adult epiglottitis is an uncommon disease that may become fatal because of sudden airway obstruction. Recurrent adult epiglottitis has been reported rarely in the literature. We present a case of relapsing epiglottitis in a patient with corticosteroid insufficiency secondary to pituitary surgery. It is the first case to highlight this ...
Gan S Ian SI Dept of Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. - - 2003
Hydrogen peroxide is a widely available disinfectant that has been reported to cause colitis. We report a case of a 67-year-old man who presented with an acute proctitis caused by a self-inflicted 3% hydrogen peroxide enema. The patient's intention was to cure himself of a recently diagnosed prostate cancer, because ...
de Lange T - - 2003
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The text report is the primary tool for documenting endoscopic findings but there is no consensus on the content and structure of these reports. Therefore, at four Norwegian hospitals, the content of endoscopy reports concerning ulcerative colitis was assessed. Quality indices for the medical history of ...
Kimura Yasuhiko - - 2003
Phlebosclerosis of the colon is a rare disease characterized by a thickening of the wall of the colon with fibrosis, hyalinization and calcification to the affected veins. These symptoms result in a type of ischemic colitis known as phlebosclerotic colitis. A case of phlebosclerotic colitis coincident with carcinoma in adenoma ...
Rognini F - - 2003
Giant latero-cervical neoplasias usually originate in the parotid gland, as slow-growing adenomas, in subjects who take little care of their personal health. Giant adenomas of submandibular gland are very rare. These neoplasias involve prevalently male sex (male/female ratio: 2/1) and usually occur between 20 and 40 years of age. Signs ...
Jan Iftikhar Ahmad - - 2003
A case of a young girl is presented. The main concern was recurrent rectal prolapse not responding to conservative and sclerotherapy. Colonoscopy showed diffuse colitis with superficial ulcerations and pseudopolyps. Colon biopsies finally showed classical features of malakoplakia confirmed by histopathological test. Conservative treatment failed and ultimately proctocolectomy was performed ...
Rosa Nicola - - 2003
PURPOSE: To report a case of benign intracranial hypertension related to mesalazine use. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A 23-year-old-woman with sudden visual loss, headache, and a history of ulcerative colitis treated with mesalazine underwent ophthalmologic examination, echography, magnetic resonance imaging, and lumbar puncture. RESULTS: The examinations disclosed benign intracranial ...
Hamon Michèle - - 2003
Despite increasing performance of pituitary imaging, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting pituitary adenomas are often difficult to identify because of their small size and variable location. We present a case of ACTH-dependent Cushing syndrome in which the demonstration of the cavernous sinus localization of a microadenoma was made by magnetic resonance imaging ...
Mukherjee Sandeep - - 2003
Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor widely prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux and benign peptic ulcer disease. According to the manufacturer's package insert (TAP Pharmaceuticals, Lake Forest, IL, USA), the most common side-effects are diarrhea, headache and abdominal pain, which occur in approximately 3% of patients and are reversible with drug ...
Xiao Wen-Bin - - 2003
AIM: To summarize the characteristics of patients suffered from primary biliary cirrhosis associated with ulcerative colitis. METHODS: To report a new case and review the literature. RESULTS: There were 18 cases (including our case) of primary biliary cirrhosis complicated with ulcerative colitis reported in the literature. Compared with classical primary ...
Breckenridge Suzanne M - - 2003
A 59-year old man, who had a hypertensive crisis during transsphenoidal surgery for a pituitary macroadenoma, was subsequently found to have an adrenal pheochromocytoma. A total of twenty-five cases describing the coexistence of a pituitary adenoma and pheochromocytoma have been reported in the literature over the past 40 years. Among ...
Takahashi Hiroyuki - - 2002
We report the case of a 12-year-old female patient who manifested multiple cutaneous angiomyxomas and labial pigmented lesions. Although the familial history was not confirmed in the present case, autosomal dominant inheritance has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of this condition. In addition to the cutaneous complications, ...
Zhang X - - 2002
The involvement of the pituitary in cases of toxoplasmosis has been described in the literature only rarely. This is the first report to describe pituitary adenoma in association with Toxoplasma gondii infection. The two patients were 43 and 19 year old women. Radiological examination revealed tumours in the sellar region. ...
Oiwa Ako - - 2002
Two juvenile patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) who developed pituitary adenomas are reported. The first case, a 14-year-old girl, developed prolactinoma and manifested delayed puberty and growth arrest. The second case, a 16-year-old boy, was asymptomatic and a pituitary adenoma accompanied by mild elevation of PRL and ...
Al-Ghamdi Mohammed Y MY Department of Gastroenterology, Dalhousie University, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, - - 2002
A case in which a patient who on two occasions developed watery diarrhea and proven collagenous colitis shortly after taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is described. The case report suggests a causal relationship.
Flitsch J - - 2002
The classical trias in Cushing's disease, normal or moderately elevated plasma ACTH, significant suppression of cortisol in the high-dose dexamethasone test, and stimulation of ACTH and cortisol in the CRH test, confirms the diagnosis in most cases. However, as a referral centre for complex Cushing's disease cases, we are confronted ...
Skandarajah Anita - - 2002
Lymphocytic hypophysitis is an uncommon disease with a variable presentation and unclear pathophysiology. We present the case of a 30 year old woman who presented with features typical of a pituitary macroadenoma. She underwent a transphenoidal resection of the mass and histopathological examination revealed lymphocytic hypophysitis. This case illustrates the ...
Altinyazar H Cevdet - - 2002
Collagenoma is a hamartomatous lesion consisting of proliferation of normal collagen tissue. We describe a 19-year-old girl with a firm, elastic 3 x 2 cm nodule located on her right plantar fossa. Histopathologically, dense, coarse, thick collagen fibers were located in the dermis. In addition, the number of elastic fibers ...
Torisu Takahiro - - 2002
A case of ulcerative colitis complicated by Wilson's disease is described. In this case, ulcerative colitis occurred 12 years after the diagnosis of Wilson's disease, and the colitis was intractable to prednisolone and salazosulfapyridine. Because copper is one of the trace elements necessary for antioxidant defenses during inflammatory process, altered ...
Sade Elif - - 2002
A case of primary hyperaldosteronism due to an adrenal adenoma with near syncope and torsade de pointes is described. A woman patient had a history of high blood pressure and severe hypokalemia that was the cause of her ventricular arrhythmia, which was controlled by administering potassium supplementation but no antiarrhythmic ...
Tome Wolfgang A - - 2002
Currently, optimally precise delivery of intracranial radiotherapy is possible with stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy. We present in this article a review of the underlying basic physical and radiobiological principles of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy and review the clinical experience for ateriovenus malformations, pituitary adenomas, mengiomas, vestibular schwanomas, low grade ...
Krimsky William - - 2002
We report a case of pituitary hemorrhage and review the literature on that condition. Our patient presented with a sudden bifrontal headache associated with vague transient visual blurring but without nausea or other associated symptoms. After a negative workup at another hospital, including an unremarkable brain computed tomography without contrast, ...
Poullis Andrew P - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting to gastroenterology clinics with symptoms suggestive of lower-bowel disorders often require extensive investigation to differentiate functional from organic disease. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker of systemic inflammation. Levels of CRP are frequently raised in cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, using conventional assays, not ...
Shibata Chikashi - - 2002
PURPOSE: Although coexistence of Takayasu's arteritis with ulcerative colitis is often reported, all these cases have been in patients whose colons were in situ. The aim of the present study was to describe a patient who developed Takayasu's arteritis after total proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis. METHODS: The clinical course of ...
Hori Emiko - - 2002
We present a case of growth hormone (GH)-secreting ectopic pituitary adenoma confined to the sphenoid sinus associated with a normal-sized empty sella. It has been well known that acromegaly is sometimes associated with an empty sella. However, such a case usually has a macroadenoma and an empty sella that is ...
Hou Lewis - - 2002
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Functional ectopic pituitary adenomas are rare and can be misdiagnosed as extensions of pituitary adenomas when they are located in the vicinity of the normal gland. In this report, we present a case of an ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting suprasellar pituitary adenoma that caused Cushing's disease. A literature ...
Ratan S K - - 2002
A 12-year-old boy with a pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid is reported. The excised gland specimen also showed evidence of chronic sialadenitis. The co-existence of these two entities has not been previously reported in the literature surveyed by us. The authors feel that the two conditions may have a common ...
Lin S H - - 2002
Hyponatremia can result from a wide range of causes. While hyponatremia is known to occur in patients with hypopituitarism, severe hyponatremia occurring as the presenting feature of hypopituitarism is very rare. We present two cases in which severe hyponatremia developed with weakness, light-headedness and seizure. The hyponatremia in these 2 ...
Jones Timothy R - - 2002
Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare malignancy, and treatment protocols for this tumor are not established. Although Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study data have led to improvement in overall and disease-free survival for children with juvenile RMS, the applicability of those findings to adult pleomorphic RMS is uncertain. This report presents the ...
Chosia Maria - - 2002
Nephrogenic adenoma is a rare benign lesion of the urinary tract involving mainly the urinary bladder. The clinical manifestations, endoscopic signs and histopathological pattern of NA should be differentiated from a cancer, which may be a source of misinterpretation. Here we report a case of a 70-year-old man previously treated ...
Shimada Shinya - - 2002
Fulminating colitis rarely develops as a complication of amebiasis; however, it is difficult to diagnose and treat, and associated with a very high mortality rate. We report herein the case of a 62-year-old man with superacute fulminant necrotizing amebic colitis who, despite treatment with aggressive surgery and antiamebic agents, died ...
Rubio Carlos A - - 2002
Colorectal adenomas are histologically classified into two categories: tubular and villous adenomas. A mixed (tubulovillous) phenotype has also been recognized. Although two other histologic phenotypes, serrated and microtubular adenomas, were reported later, they have not yet been included in any of the larger series reported in the literature. In this ...
Saeki N - - 2001
The MRI finding of oedema along the optic tract has been reported in patients with craniopharyngioma, as a useful diagnostic sign among common pituitary tumours. We report two patients with pituitary metastasis with this MRI finding. A 59-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man had diabetes insipidus and extraocular impairment due ...
Munchar J - - 2001
Localized giant pseudopolyposis is an interesting but unusual manifestation of both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The purpose of this report is to present a case of localized giant pseudopolyposis complicating an ulcerative colitis, and review other cases reported in the literature. The clinical and pathological findings are described. The ...
Nilubol N - - 2001
A 38-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis subsequently developed sarcoidosis. After ten years of recurrent episodes of colitis, she had presented with respiratory symptoms. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was confirmed by mediastinal lymph node biopsy. Her respiratory symptoms gradually resolved without any specific treatment. Within the remission period of sarcoidosis, she ...
Mirza I - - 2001
We present the case of a 69-year-old woman with calciphylaxis due to primary hyperparathyroidism. A 0.5-g parathyroid adenoma was surgically removed, which resulted in complete recovery of the patient. Review of the literature revealed 7 other cases of calciphylaxis due to primary hyperparathyroidism and showed that prompt surgical removal of ...
Bauer M - - 2001
A case of sudden, unexpected death due to hemorrhage into a large, previously undiagnosed pituitary adenoma (pituitary apoplexy) in a 41-year-old man is presented. Pituitary adenomas are frequent intracranial tumors with usually benign prognosis. Acute hemorrhage into the tumor is a severe and potentially fatal complication, if not diagnosed and ...
Actis G C - - 2001
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that azathioprine prolongs the response to ciclosporin of steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis, but no specific data are available concerning its toxicity in this indication. AIM AND METHODS: The charts of 21 patients with steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis who received azathioprine overlapping with a successful ciclosporin course were ...
Furukawa M - - 2001
Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma presenting in the nasopharynx is extremely rare. We present a case of carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma occupying the nasopharynx and the soft palate in a 51-year-old woman. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma in the ...
Wong A S - - 2001
Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea or Pseudomembranous colitis occasionally occurs without prior antibiotic usage. While the association of chemotherapy and Clostridium difficile infection has previously been well recorded, the true incidence is unknown. We report a case of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea after chemotherapy for lung cancer. The fatal outcome in ...
Schultz A B - - 2001
Considered a neoplasm of pituicytes, pituicytoma is a rare and distinct type of glioma that arises in the suprasellar space and within the sella turcica. Only 12 previously reported cases of pituicytoma are documented in the literature. We report an intrasellar pituicytoma in a 66-year-old man presenting with symptoms and ...
Anate M - - 2001
Four cases of anovulatory/dysovulatory infertility encountered in Ilorin, Nigeria are presented and the literature extensively reviewed on the up-to-date management of this aspect of infertility. All the patients had bilateral tubal patency on hysterosalpingography (HSG) and their husbands had normal seminal fluid analysis. The first case, 30 years of age, ...
Pawlik T M - - 2001
Intravagal parathyroid adenomas are rare, with only three cases reported in the English literature. The objective of this report is to describe two additional patients with hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands found within the vagus nerve and to define the anatomy of this finding. Both patients presented with a history of persistent ...
Sumberaz A - - 2001
Collagenous colitis (CC) is a rare pathology and, even though various etiopathogenetic hypotheses have been put forward, the etiology and pathology are still not well defined. We report the case of a female patient suffering from chronic watery diarrhoea, positive for guaiac-based fecal occult blood test and morphologically negative to ...
Kroppenstedt S N - - 2001
The presence of an abscess in a pituitary tumor is a very rare finding. The authors report the case of a 69-year-old man with a pituitary adenoma confirmed by neuroimaging results, in whom a high fever, meningismus, and left-sided ophthalmoplegia developed 4 days after tooth extraction. The results of serial ...
Nishimura M - - 2001
A case of Basedow's disease, that developed after successful treatment of ulcerative colitis with a total colectomy, is presented, along with a review of the Japanese literature on the coexistence of hyperthyroidism and ulcerative colitis. A 26-year-old man was referred to our department, complaining of general fatigue, appetite loss, and ...
Rørbye C - - 2000
Clostridium bacteria are anaerobic Gram positive spore-form-ing bacilli, known to cause distinct clinical syndromes such as botulism, tetanus, pseudomembranous colitis and myonecrosis. The natural habitats of Clostridium species are soil, water and the gastrointestinal tract of animals and humans. In 5-10% of all women, Clostridium species are also found to ...
Kumar K - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Pituitary adenomas are considered benign tumors and metastases are seen when the tumor shows malignant transformation. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of a benign pituitary adenoma with multiple dural metastasis without malignant transformation throughout its course. At all times, the pituitary adenoma remained benign as seen by a ...
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