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Campregher Paulo Vidal PV Department of Clinical Pathology and Hematology, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2013
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a lymphoid malignancy characterized by progressive accumulation of mature lymphocytes in the peripheral blood, bone marrow, liver, and lymphoid organs. Although most patients with CLL have an insidious clinical course, a subset of cases present with fast evolution and chemotherapy resistance, leading to high morbidity ...
Zhang Wei - - 2013
Peritonitis is still known as an important complication of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii is an increasing problem worldwide. Moreover, the increasing reports of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strains is common. Although peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis with MDR A. baumannii is rarely reported, infection with this organism ...
Kim Na Rae NR Department of Pathology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, - - 2013
Gliomatosis peritonei (GP) indicates the peritoneal implantation of mature neuroglial tissue and is usually accompanied by ovarian mature or immature teratoma. Here, we report a case of ovarian immature teratoma associated with gliomatosis involving the peritoneum, lymph nodes and Douglas' pouch, where gliomatosis coexisted with endometriosis. As far as we ...
Roberts Daniel E - - 2013
Serous carcinoma of the ovary showing squamous differentiation is a rarely reported neoplasm. We present 1 case of such a tumor extensively involving the adnexa and the pelvis, which shows these 2 intimately entwined, yet with morphologically and immunohistochemically distinct patterns of differentiation. We also report immunohistochemical evidence of protein ...
Soria-Céspedes Danny - - 2013
Synovial sarcoma (SS) arises primarily in the lower extremities with a predilection for sites in proximity to large joints, such as the knee. It rarely occurs in the head and neck region, and the tonsil is an unusual site for the tumor, with only eight previously published cases in this ...
Karaiskos Ilias I 6th Department of Internal Medicine, Hygeia General Hospital, 4 Erythrou Stavrou Str. & Kifisias Av., Marousi 15123, Athens, - - 2013
Acinetobacter baumannii ventriculitis/meningitis due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains has become a clinical entity of considerable importance in recent years. A review of the available literature regarding intraventricular (IVT) or intrathecal (ITH) administration of colistin in MDR and XDR A. baumannii ventriculitis/meningitis was conducted ...
Hartmeyer Gitte Nyvang - - 2012
We report a case of multidrug-resistance (MDR) in a strain of Bacteroides fragilis from a blood culture and abdominal fluid in a Danish patient. The patient had not been travelling for several years and had not received antibiotics prior to the present case. We also summarize the cases that have ...
Sauvageau Anny - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The study of filmed hangings in the recent has reveal a striking similarity in the agonal sequences, with a sequence of rapid loss of consciousness, convulsions, and then a complex pattern of decerebrate rigidity and decorticate rigidity. We report a case of filmed hanging not presenting with decerebrate and ...
Reichmann James P - - 2012
To examine the medical evidence regarding the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the application of continuous subcutaneous metoclopramide and ondansetron to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. All of the published peer-reviewed articles on the subject were assembled and assigned a level of evidence based on research design. The search ...
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a three-year Medicare prepayment review demonstration project in 11 states. The prepayment reviews focus on high cost procedures with a high error rate. The Recovery Auditors (RAs) will perform the reviews. If the project is successful, CMS is likely to ...
Gelfand Amy A - - 2012
Ophthalmoplegic migraine is a poorly understood neurologic syndrome characterized by recurrent bouts of head pain and ophthalmoplegia. By reviewing cases presenting to our centers in whom the phenotype has been carefully dissected, and systematically reviewing all published cases of ophthalmoplegic migraine in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) era, this review ...
Wang Xingfu - - 2012
Ependymoma with cartilaginous metaplasia with or without bone formation is exceedingly rare. Only eight cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of ependymoma with cartilaginous and osseous metaplasia in a 5-year-old boy. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of neoplastic ependymal tissue and mature cartilage and bone. ...
Hage Mirella P - - 2012
Recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism is an uncommon yet challenging clinical problem, and parathyromatosis is one of its very rare causes. In this minireview, we review causes of recurrent hyperparathyroidism and all cases of parathyromatosis available in the literature. The clinical course of a case of parathyromatosis with the longest follow-up ...
Mathew Mary - - 2012
Objective: Lymphangiomas are rare congenital malformations commonly seen in children. Its occurrence in adults is uncommon with very scarce reports in the literature. It mainly occurs in infants or children younger than two years of age. We report these cases to emphasize the need to consider cystic lymphangiomas in differential ...
Nichols Elizabeth M - - 2011
Liposarcomas are uncommon in the pediatric population. We present the case of a boy who had experienced multiple recurrences of liposarcoma in the buccal space before he reached the age of 13 years. We also provide a review of the literature and a discussion of adjuvant therapy, which are important ...
Yoo Young Tae - - 2011
Chondromyxoid fibroma is a rare benign tumor that usually occurs in the long bones. A 2-month newborn presented with huge masses in the both nasal cavities, which turned out to be chondromyxoid fibroma. The masses originated from both inferior turbinates. Total turbinectomy on the left side and submucosal mass excision ...
Thammineni K - - 2011
Familial recurrence of congenital heart disease (CHD), in particular, d-transposition of great arteries (d-TGA) is rare. However, there have been several reports in the literature of sibling recurrence of total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR). This is the first case report in the literature, describing mother to offspring recurrence of ...
Binsaleh Saleh - - 2011
High-flow priapism most often occurs following perineal and penile trauma. We report the case of a 29-year-old man who presented with recurrent priapism and was initially treated with corporal aspiration and intracavernosal injections on multiple emergency department visits and then condition-controlled with Sibutramine while on treatment for weight loss. His ...
Kim Yun Jeung - - 2011
A primary leiomyosarcoma of the kidney is a rare, but highly aggressive, neoplasm, accounting for only 0.1% of all invasive renal tumors. Local or systemic recurrence is common, but a leiomyosarcoma is difficult to diagnose preoperatively. We recently encountered an interesting case of an unusual recurrence of a renal leiomyosarcoma. ...
Kaur Sharandeep - - 2011
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a small vessel vasculitis with IgA dominant immune complex deposition. It is characterized by a triad of palpable purpura (without thrombocytopenia), abdominal pain and arthritis. Uveitis is rarely associated with HSP with only 3 cases reported in literature. All these cases were in adult population and ...
O'Duffy F - - 2011
Objective:We report the case of a rare angiosarcoma, retiform haemangioendothelioma, in an 18-year-old young man, which presented as a recurrent ulcerating lesion of the left pinna.Method:Case report and literature review of retiform haemangioendothelioma. This is a low grade angiosarcoma with a high local recurrence rate and low metastasis rate, and ...
Jalisi Scharukh - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of recurrent extracranial atypical meningioma successfully managed by a multidisciplinary team. METHODS: Case report and literature review concerning successful management of recurrent extracranial meningioma based on pathology and extent of resection. RESULTS: A 48-year-old woman who presented with a nasal mass, anosmia and headaches. Physical ...
Ali Mohammed - - 2011
Recurrent in-stent thrombosis is rarely reported, with catastrophic clinical consequences of either acute coronary syndrome or death. We present a case of recurrent in-stent thrombosis with its outcome and a concise literature review.
Li Yiqing - - 2011
Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a rare benign neoplasm which originates from the smooth muscle cells and is usually confined to the pelvic venous system. Rarely, intracaval and intracardiac extension has been described. Death can occur as a result of intracardiac involvement. We reported 4 cases of IVL with right heart ...
Fucini Claudio C Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, Section of General Surgery, University of Florence, Florence 50100, - - 2011
"Why do we have to review our experience in managing idiopathic fistula-in-ano regularly?" In order to answer this apparently simple question, we reviewed our clinical and surgical cases and most important relevant literature to find a rational and scientific answer. It would appear that whatever method you adopt in fistula ...
Manojlović Spomenka - - 2011
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumour of infancy (MNTI) is an uncommon tumour affecting predominantly the craniofacial bones of the newborn infants. The neural crest origin of the tumour has been confirmed. MNTI is generally accepted as a benign tumour despite of its rapid and locally infiltrative growth. Recurrence rate varies between 10% ...
Batıoğlu-Karaaltın Ayşegül - - 2011
Paragangliomas are neuroendocrine tumors that originate from extra-adrenal chromaffin cells. The trachea is an unusual site for paragangliomas. A 29-years-old female was admitted to our clinic with complaints of recurrent hemoptysis and dyspnea, and a 1.5x1.3 cm mass in the posterior wall of the trachea, which was subsequently diagnosed as ...
Tezel Cağatay - - 2011
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an uncommon, benign, self-limited disorder that usually occurs in young adult males without any apparent precipitating factor or disease. SPM responds extremely well to conservative treatment, without recurrence in the great majority of cases. In this report, two patients who were admitted for SPM are discussed ...
Fox John C - - 2011
Abstract Context.-The diagnosis of recurrent nevus poses a potential challenge to practicing pathologists. Although most recurrent nevi show uniform microscopic findings and pose no great diagnostic difficulty, a few cases exhibit some histopathologic features similar to, and in some cases indistinguishable from, melanoma. Historically, the term pseudomelanoma has been used ...
Gore Mitchell R - - 2011
The traditional approaches to symptomatic cholesterol granuloma (CG), the most common benign pathologic lesion of the petrous apex, have historically been transotic, including middle fossa, translabyrinthine, retrocochlear, or infra- or retrolabyrinthine approaches. These approaches were often fraught with risk to the vestibular or cochlear apparatus, the need for brain retraction, ...
Roberts Janine - - 2011
Reprinted from The Body Alters (p. 9), by Janine Roberts, 2009, Northfield, Massachusetts: Slate Roof Press. Presents a poem about a girl in a wheelchair. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
Lv Xianli - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Perimedullary arteriovenous fistula (AVF) has shunt on the spinal cord surface and it can be treated with surgery, or endovascular embolization. Intramedullary arteriovenous malformation (AVM) has its nidus in the cord and is difficult to treat either by surgery or endovascular technique. We report our experience with endovascular embolization ...
Ramme Austin J - - 2011
The combination of osteoblastoma and aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) in the cervical spine is a relatively rare occurrence in the general population. The diagnosis and surgical management of osteoblastoma and ABCs have been previously described in a small number of case reports/series and orthopedic texts. Lesions of the cervical spine ...
Allen Jacqui E - - 2011
We present the case of a 52-year-old woman with recurrent disseminated coccidioidomycosis involving the larynx that was associated with vocal fold paralysis. The diagnosis was confirmed by histologic biopsy, and the patient had an excellent response to systemic antifungal treatment. However, her vocal fold motion did not return. We also ...
Griesser Michael J - - 2011
We report a unique case of elbow synovial chondromatosis with sudden onset of severe loss of elbow extension and flexion range of motion caused by mechanical block from deposition of chondral fragments in the olecranon and coronoid fossae, respectively. We performed successful arthroscopic surgical treatment of synovial chondromatosis of the ...
Wilson David A - - 2011
Complex syringomyelia is multifactorial, and treatment strategies are highly individualized. In refractory cases, sectioning of the filum terminale, also known as terminal ventriculostomy, has been described as a potential adjuvant treatment to alleviate syrinx progression. A 10-year-old boy with a history of arachnoiditis presented with complex syringomyelia, progressive lower extremity ...
Lourbopoulos Athanasios - - 2011
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal epidural plasmacytomas are very rare and are usually localized in the cervicothoracic and lumbar spines. PURPOSE: To present the first case of cervical dural plasmacytoma and discuss the treatment options for this entity. STUDY DESIGN: Case report and review of the literature. METHODS: A 45-year-old man presented ...
Krishnamurthy Arvind - - 2011
We report a case of axillary lymph node metastasis as a consequence of recurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in a 64-year-old lady. The patient initially presented in 2004 with a 10 × 10 cm size thyroid swelling of approximately 3-year duration and bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. She underwent total thyroidectomy with ...
Smucker Joseph D - - 2011
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case review combined with a review of current literature. OBJECTIVES: We describe a case of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-related systemic vasculitis, with nearly 4years of clinical and radiographic follow-up, initially presenting as hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis (HSP). The diagnosis, surgical, and medical treatment of HSP are discussed ...
Lee Tsung-Han - - 2011
Spinal epidural hematoma is a rare complication of chiropractic manipulation. This study reports a case of thoracic spinal epidural hematoma following spinal manipulative therapy in the absence of predisposing factors. The effectiveness and safety of chiropractic treatment in chronic spinal pain and a literature review are also presented.
Zhu Yong - - 2011
Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) is a rare locally aggressive vascular tumor that usually presents as a superficial or deep soft tissue mass with associated cutaneous lesions. We report a unique spinal KHE with painless thoracic scoliosis in a 14-year-old girl. She underwent simultaneous tumor biopsy, spinal deformity correction and fusion. At ...
Liu Jinping - - 2011
Spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) following a cranial surgery is extremely rare. We described a 26-year-old patient who developed an SDH at L3-S1 level after the excision of intraventricular meningioma. He was surgically treated with an excellent outcome. It is postulated that the SDH resulted from downward migration of intracranial hematoma.
Saetia Kriangsak - - 2011
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is most commonly found in men, the elderly, and Asian patients. There are many diseases associated with OPLL, such as diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, ankylosing spondylitis, and other spondyloarthropathies. Several factors have been reported to be associated with OPLL formation and progression, including ...
Yun Joo Sun - - 2011
Several cases of accidental subdural injection have been reported, but only few of them are known to be accidental intradural injection during epidural block. Therefore we would like to report our experience of accidental intradural injection. A 68-year-old female was referred to our pain clinic due to severe metastatic spinal ...
Chan Eunice K - - 2011
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension results from 1 or more spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and generally presents with severe and persisting orthostatic headache. Diagnosis can be difficult as spontaneous intracranial hypotension is very rare in childhood and has a wide spectrum of clinical features and neuroimaging findings. Lumbar autologous epidural blood ...
Winder Mark J - - 2011
Spinal cord concussion (SCC) is an uncommon injury resulting in transient quadriplegia. The pathophysiology of SCC has been related to underlying spinal canal stenosis in many cases, yet is not always identified. The authors present the case of a professional ice hockey player, without evidence of canal compromise, who sustained ...
Walega David - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is an uncommon cause of headache that can be challenging to treat and can have serious clinical consequences. When symptoms persist despite conservative treatment, an interlaminar epidural blood patch is often performed, but may not be effective. METHODS: Case report and review of the literature. ...
Iwasaki Motoyuki - - 2011
Intramedullary spinal cord abscess (ISCA) without meningitis is an extremely rare entity in the central nervous system, and it is often difficult to diagnose immediately, and no definitive imaging findings have been established. We experienced the case of a 61-year-old male who presented with a sudden onset back pain without ...
Gelalis Ioannis D - - 2011
Traumatic pneumorrhachis (PR) is a rare entity, consisting of air within the spinal canal. It can be classified as epidural or subarachnoid, identifying the anatomical space where the air is located, and is associated with different etiologies, pathology, and treatments. To conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature focused ...
Pan Jie - - 2011
Study Design. Case report and review of the literature.Objective. To report two additional cases with intradural cervical herniation and review the pertinent literature.Summary of Background Data. Intradural cervical disc herniation is rare and a total of 22 cases were reported in 2007. In searching the world literature on this topic, ...
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