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Günalp Müge - - 2012
Background: Septic pulmonary embolism (SPE) is a rare condition that is difficult to diagnose. Objectives: To describe the clinical course and diagnosis of a patient with SPE. Case report: We report on a case of SPE diagnosed in the emergency department and review the current literature. Conclusion: The diagnosis of ...
Warwick G - - 2009
The present article reports the case of a 22-yr-old female with new onset Crohn's colitis, anterior uveitis and multiple pulmonary nodules which, on histological examination, were necrobiotic nodules. This is a rare but recognised pulmonary extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease and only the fourth reported case. The present case report ...
Shapiro Mark - - 2009
Placental transmogrification of the lung is a rare histologic subtype of bullous emphysema. We report a case of placental transmogrification in a 39-year-old man with dyspnea, mild hemoptysis, and giant bullous emphysema with an associated lung mass. Here we show that untreated placental transmogrification of the lung can lead to ...
Mlika M - - 2009
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a benign spindle cell lesion affecting women who have undergone hysterectomy for uterine leiomyomas in young adulthood, and subsequently present pulmonary metastases during the peri-menopausal period. We present 2 cases of BML in women with prior medical history of hysterectomy for multiple myomas. Both patients ...
Lögdberg Lennart E - - 2009
Currently, more than 50 years after its apparent early recognition in case reports, and more than 20 years after its name was coined to denote a distinct entity of pulmonary transfusion reactions, transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) has emerged as a serious cause of transfusion-associated morbidity and the subject of ...
Gabikian Patrik - - 2009
Paradoxical cerebral emboli from cardiac and pulmonary sources are well described in the peer-reviewed literature. We outline a case with a hepatic etiology and describe diagnostic and management options. Though this paper represents the first documentation of such, we believe that transpulmonary shunting with concurrent paradoxical cerebral microemboli is more ...
He Huiying - - 2009
The pathologic diagnosis of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is mainly based on routine morphology and a characteristic cytokeratin 20 (CK20) immunohistochemical staining pattern. However, about 10% to 15% of MCCs are reportedly CK20 negative and about 10% to 20% of MCCs have only focal CK20 positivity. We aimed to study ...
Basu Sandip - - 2009
Adrenal gland involvement as well as metastatic subcutaneous nodule from skeletal osteosarcoma are two extremely rare and unusual manifestations in the natural history of the disease. We herein report a 45 yr old female with both these uncommon occurrences, having large bilateral adrenal metastases and a metastatic subcutaneous nodule in ...
Ruan Sheng-Yuan - - 2009
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a viral infection that usually affects the upper airways. Although it can spread throughout the respiratory tract, involvement of the lung parenchyma is quite rare. Radiographic images of RRP with lung involvement have been mainly presented in case reports of paediatric patients. We present the ...
Herce José Manuel Lorente - - 2009
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare disorder of unknown origin that usually presents pulmonary symptoms. Retroperitoneal lymphangioleiomyomatosis without lung involvement has rarely been reported. We present a 38-year-old woman, the fourth case reported of retroperitoneal lymphangioleiomyomatosis with endosalpingiosis in the literature.
Miyamoto Hiroshi - - 2009
AIMS: Uncommon cases of lung metastasis from different types of uterine neoplasms with a long tumour-free interval after hysterectomy are reported. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four cases were retrieved from our surgical pathology archives. Case 1 was a 68-year-old woman who had three pulmonary nodules 23 years after hysterectomy for low-grade ...
Joshi Monika - - 2009
Pulmonary artery stump thrombosis is a recognized complication after pneumonectomy. However, to our knowledge, there is only one case report of delayed development of this complication. We report the case of a 68 year-old man who presented with chest pain nearly ten years after undergoing a right pneumonectomy for lung ...
Park Sung Hwan - - 2009
Amyopathic dermatomyositis (ADM) is recognized as a variant phenotype of dermatomyositis and characterized by typical skin manifestations without evidence of muscular inflammation. While interstitial lung disease (ILD) is occasionally found as one of the lung manifestations in ADM patients, the development of a pneumomediastinum and/or subcutaneous emphysema in this disease ...
Klenner Anne F - - 2008
An 84-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency room with hemoptysis consisting of relevant amounts of fresh blood. She was treated with phenprocoumon for 11 years following mechanical aortic valve replacement without any complication. Laboratory results revealed phenprocoumon over dosage with international normalized ratio over 6. Chest radiograph showed diffuse ...
Kliment Corrine R - - 2009
Erionite, a fibrous zeolite mineral, has been categorized as a class I carcinogenic agent for its causative role in mesothelioma. In select villages in Turkey, erionite is the cause of more than 50% of mesotheliomas. In contrast, in the United States mesotheliomas are frequently associated with asbestos exposure. We describe ...
Razi Ebrahim - - 2008
A 12-year-old boy was referred with acute asymmetric pulmonary edema (APE) four-hour after scorpion sting to Emergency department. On admission, the main clinical manifestations were: dyspnea, tachypnea, and tachycardia. Chest x-ray revealed APE predominantly on the right hemithorax. The patient was treated with oxygen, intravenous frusemide and digoxin and discharged ...
Zheng Fu-Fu - - 2009
Metastasis of lung cancer to the penis is very rare; it causes various clinical symptoms seriously affecting the quality of life. Early recognition and appropriate management will likely enhance survival in these patients. Here, we report a case of penile metastasis secondary to pulmonary carcinoma along with a review of ...
Culver Emma L - - 2008
Ocular episcleritis and uveitis are well-recognised extra-intestinal manifestations of Crohn's disease. Orbital myositis is rare: to our knowledge it has been associated with Crohn's disease in thirteen cases. Posterior scleritis, orbital myositis and Crohn's disease have been reported as coexisting in only two cases. We describe a third case, that ...
Marion-Audibert A-M - - 2008
We report a case of massive pulmonary embolism during cyanoacrylate glue endoscopic injection in a patient with gastric varices from portal hypertension. A review of the literature and results in an animal model show the physiopathology and risk factors associated with this endoscopic procedure.
Kukuljan Melita - - 2008
We report a case of aspergilloma in a pulmonary abscess being the first manifestation of malignant bronchial obstruction. In our case, only the autopsy revealed that planocellular carcinoma was the real cause of aspergilloma. Malignant bronchial obstruction finally resulted in pulmonary abscess with secondary fungal colonization. The co-existence of these ...
Krishnamurthy Sriram - - 2008
Tectocerebellar dysraphia is a rare constellation of malformations comprising of occipital encephalocele, aplasia of the cerebellar vermis and deformity of the tectum. We describe a 7 month old infant who presented with tectocerebellar dysraphia associated with double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary stenosis and abdominal situs inversus. This association has not ...
Bettini Anna Cecilia - - 2008
Optimal treatment for HER2/neu-positive, node-positive early breast cancer should include the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab. This relatively new agent has shown very limited pulmonary toxicity. Our report describes a case of life-threatening interstitial pneumonitis associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome that occurred during the administration of adjuvant trastuzumab. The severity of the clinical ...
Han Jung-Mi - - 2008
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare disease that is characterized by proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle-like cells, especially that which occurs in the pulmonary parenchyme. It primarily affects women of child-bearing age. The majority of primary lymphangioleiomyomatosis occurs in the lung, but there are a few reports of extrapulmonary cases. We experienced ...
Yao Qingping - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the clinical spectrum of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA). METHODS: We report 2 cases of HOA and performed a computer-assisted search of Medline/PubMed for the medical literature from 1960 to June 2008 using the keywords HOA, periostitis, and clubbing. These were also combined with the text words cancer, rheumatic ...
Morikawa Hiroyasu - - 2008
Primary small cell carcinoma (SSC) of the liver is very rare in Japan and only ten cases have been reported worldwide. We report herein the case of a 77-year-old man with primary SCC of the liver. He had a tumor over 10 cm in diameter which was localized in the ...
Braham Emna - - 2008
Lymphoid granulomatosis is a rare form of pulmonary angiitis. This case report presents a patient with lymphoid granulomatosis in whom the clinical presentation, radiological features and the partial response to corticosteroid therapy mimicked interstitial lung disease. Lymphoid granulomatosis was only diagnosed at post-mortem examination. The range of reported clinical presentations, ...
Teksam Ozlem - - 2008
Horseshoe lung is a rare pulmonary anomaly characterized by fusion of the posterobasal portions of the right and left lung behind the heart anterior to the aorta and the spinal column. This anomaly is almost always associated with lung hypoplasia. The case of a newborn who had horseshoe lung with ...
Sripada Ramprasad - - 2008
We present the case of an otherwise asymptomatic patient with a rare congenital airway abnormality of the tracheobronchial tree, who developed a complete airway obstruction after being placed in the prone position. The tracheal bronchus, accessory bronchus arising from the trachea superior to its bifurcation at the carina, was identified ...
Nakagawa Motoo - - 2008
Solitary pulmonary papillomas are rare benign tumors in adults. Glandular papilloma is the rarest subtype among them. In this report, we describe a case of glandular papilloma that showed unique computed tomography features. It was a round nodule containing air spaces encapsulated with a smooth and thin wall, which suggested ...
Fanci Rosa - - 2008
Here we describe a rare case of pulmonary mucormycosis and simultaneous cervical lymphadenitis in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia. The patient was successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B. The diagnosis of Mucor is very difficult, especially in severely immunocompromised patients. This report seems to be the first case about ...
Ahmad Zuber - - 2008
Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst due to blunt chest trauma is rare. It is a clinical entity that manifests itself with minor clinical and major radiological signs. We report a case of a 16-year-old girl, who during an attack by a violent cow sustained a chest impact that resulted in a traumatic ...
Liu Ta-Chiang - - 2009
A 46-year-old nonsmoking female was diagnosed with pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC). She simultaneously had a rare skin manifestation, erythema elevatum diutinum (EED), which did not respond to topical treatment. The patient underwent platinum-based chemotherapy and thoracic radiotherapy and had shown complete remission in both LELC and EED. EED is therefore ...
Incarbone Matteo - - 2008
Primary pulmonary meningioma (PPM) is a rare disease and usually presents as a solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN). These lesions are mostly benign, but malignant PPMs have been reported, and primary lung cancer or metastasis may be suspected on imaging. We report one case of benign PPM, with a review of ...
Martínez Raquel - - 2008
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pulmonary infection by Nocardia spp. has been recognized for the past 100 years. The number of cases of pulmonary nocardiosis reported in the literature is increasing, and in some cases, a diagnosis is reached even postmortem. This increase is partly due to the growing number of patients ...
Kau Thomas - - 2008
Introducing gas to the circulation is a largely iatrogenic problem which can result in serious morbidity and even death. We report a case of CT-guided needle biopsy of a pulmonary lesion complicated by acute stroke. The English literature on cerebral air embolism is reviewed, including an update of current opinions ...
Olukman Ozgür - - 2008
Brucellosis is primarily a zoonotic disease that continues to be an important public health problem. It is a rare, multisystem infection of childhood and it may present with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and complications. However, lung involvement is extremely rare in the course of childhood brucellosis. This case ...
Zeidan Smart - - 2008
We report the first case in the literature of thoracoscopic bronchial reimplantation in 5 month-old boy. The child was born with congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the right lower lobe associated with lower intralobar pulmonary sequestration diagnosed prenatally. An iatrogenic middle lobar bronchus injury was detected per-operatively during thoracoscopic lobectomy. ...
Capizzani Tony R - - 2008
Congenital pulmonary hemangiomas are extremely rare lesions. We present a unique case of a giant congenital pulmonary hemangioma in an otherwise healthy newborn who presented with respiratory distress at birth. This was managed with resection after an unsuccessful trial of nonoperative management. The clinical, radiographic, and pathologic features of this ...
Akinfolarin Josephine - - 2008
Mesothelioma is a neoplasm arising from the mesothelial cells lining the body serosal surfaces. The frequent primary sites include the pleura followed by the peritoneum and rarely the pericardium. Pleural mesothelioma encases the lung and fills the pleural space, which limits the lungs' ability to expand. The initial diagnosis requires ...
Roeleveld Peter Paul - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: First report of a term neonate with coexistent congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) of the lung and alveolar capillary dysplasia (ACD). METHODS AND DESIGN: Case report and literature review. Our institutional review board waived the need for consent. SETTING: We describe a term neonate with antenatally diagnosed CCAM and ...
Koch J - - 2009
Canine pulmonary angiostrongylosis is an emerging snail-borne disease causing verminous pneumonia and coagulopathy in dogs. The parasite is found in Europe, North and South America and Africa, covering tropical, subtropical and temperate regions. Its distribution has been characterised by isolated endemic foci, with only sporadic occurrences outside these areas. In ...
Avgerinos Dimitrios - - 2008
Intralobar pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital abnormality of the lower respiratory system, which becomes symptomatic early in life. Standard treatment consists of wedge resection or lobectomy through a thoracotomy. We report on an unusual case of a 36-year-old female patient with intralobar pulmonary sequestration on the right lower lobe, ...
McCormick Liam M - - 2008
Pulmonary siderosis secondary to the inhalation of iron compounds is a rare condition which, despite striking radiological and histopathological features, has not traditionally been associated with symptoms or functional impairment. Although not the first of its kind, we present an unusual case of pulmonary siderosis with symptomatic respiratory disease, most ...
Ushiki Atsuhito - - 2008
This report describes a very rare case of a tracheal fibroepithelial polyp. A 69-year-old male had been treated in this department because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease since 2006. In July 2007, chest computed tomography revealed a bronchial tumor located at the distal end of the trachea. A bronchoscopic examination ...
Szwast Anita - - 2007
Atrial fibrillation is a rare diagnosis in children and adolescents. We report a case of a 17-year-old previously healthy boy who presented to the emergency department with a 3-week history of shortness of breath, chest pain, and 1 episode of hemoptysis. Symptoms persisted despite a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory ...
Agayev A - - 2007
Extralobar pulmonary sequestration is a congenital pulmonary malformation, which rarely may be present in an intra-abdominal location. We describe a 1-week-old newborn with an intra-abdominal sequestration, which presented to us as an antenatally diagnosed suprarenal mass. Intra-abdominal extralobar sequestration should also be kept in differential diagnosis in cases of masses ...
Watanabe Hiroshi - - 2008
Physical and psychological stress induced by catastrophic events such as earthquakes can lead to sudden death, acute coronary syndrome, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. We investigated the impact of the earthquake that occurred in Niigata, Japan, on pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism increased to 9 cases in the 4 weeks after ...
Riachy Moussa - - 2007
Several cases of non-traumatic pulmonary haematoma have been reported in the literature. However, very few of them are related to anticoagulation therapy. The authors report two cases of pulmonary haematoma caused by oral anticoagulant therapy without any underlying pathological lesion. The evolution was fatal in the first case, whereas a ...
Diwakar Amit - - 2007
A case of zygomycosis caused by Rhizopus oryzae in a diabetic patient previously misdiagnosed as invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and an overview of the disease in India are presented. The case was diagnosed by direct microscopy, histopathologic examination and culture. Following surgical resection of pulmonary cavity under cover of amphotericin B ...
Devaraj A - - 2007
AIM: To describe the CT features of fibrosing mediastinitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical notes, histology, and CT images from 12 patients with fibrosing mediastinitis were reviewed. Clinical data regarding the presentation and suspected aetiology were correlated with location of mediastinal disease, calcification, effect on mediastinal structures, and additional pulmonary ...
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