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McCormick Michael E - - 2013
Parotid swelling in a child can represent any of a variety of pathologies, including lymphadenitis, autoimmune disorders, other inflammatory conditions, vascular malformations, or neoplasms. Parotitis is usually infectious in etiology and is generally treated with antibiotics and supportive management. We report a case of a child with recurrent idiopathic pneumoparotitis, ...
Almohmeed Yahya H - - 2013
BACKGROUND: A role for Epstein Barr virus (EBV) in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been postulated. Previous systematic reviews found higher prevalences of anti-EBV antibodies in MS patients compared to controls, but many studies have since been published, and there is a need to apply more rigorous systematic review methods. METHODOLOGYPRINCIPAL ...
Silver Andrew G AG Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, - - 2013
Acral myxoinflammatory fibroplastic sarcoma is an extremely rare soft-tissue sarcoma. It typically presents as an inflammatory mass in the distal extremities of adult patients. The authors present a review of the available literature as well as a discussion on the surgical management of a patient with acral myxoinflammatory fibroplastic sarcoma ...
Avcioğlu Sümeyra Nergız SN Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, 09100 Aydın, - - 2013
Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN) is a benign cutaneous hamartoma characterized by intensely erythematous, pruritic, and inflammatory papules that occur as linear bands along the lines of Blaschko. There is a considerable clinical and histological resemblance between ILVEN and linear psoriasis, lichen striatus, linear lichen planus, and invasion of ...
Pollak Natasha - - 2013
Retropharyngeal calcific tendonitis (RCT) is an uncommon, self-limiting condition that is often omitted in the differential diagnosis of a retropharyngeal fluid collection. This condition mimics a retropharyngeal abscess and should be considered when evaluating a fluid collection in the retropharyngeal space. Although calcific tendonitis at other sites has been well ...
Ishikawa Yuichi Y Department of Neurology, Toho University Omori Medical Center, - - 2013
We herein report the case of a 26-year-old woman with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis presenting with ophthalmoplegia and flaccid paraplegia. She developed disorientation and hallucination after fever and vomiting. Hypothermia, hypoventilation, hypertension, paralytic ileus and hyponatremia were present. Neurological examination showed mild consciousness disturbance and bilateral ophthalmoplegia on admission, flaccid ...
Ahdoot Michael - - 2013
A 32-year-old male presenting with a direct inguinal hernia was found to have uterine tissue extending through the inguinal canal, warranting a diagnosis of persistent Mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS). PMDS is an extremely rare form of internal male pseudo-hermaphroditism in which female internal sex organs, including the uterus, cervix and ...
Tian Huiqin - - 2013
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IP) is a clinically aggressive but histologically benign condition of unknown cause. Its appearance in the temporal bone is uncommon. We present clinical, radiological, and histopathologic findings of three cases originating in the temporal bone. In the first case, a simultaneous IP of the temporal bone and parotid ...
Hajong Ranendra R Department of Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, India - - 2013
Diclofenac is a very commonly used analgesic medication. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and acts by inhibiting COX (cyclo-oxygenase) 1 and 2. It has both analgesic and anti-pyretic effects. It can be administered both orally and parentarelly. Among the many side effects of diclofencac, extensive ganrene of the extremities ...
Watanabe Shojiro - - 2012
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, multisystem inflammatory disorder classified as vasculitis and characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcerations, uveitis, and protean clinical signs of skin, central nervous system, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal involvements. Among the protean manifestations due to BD, intestinal BD is often intractable, but effective treatment ...
Millerioux Stephane - - 2012
Pyogenic tenosynovitis of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) is a rare condition in young healthy patients. We report the case of a healthy 11-year-old boy who presented with a history of fever and painful swelling below the medial malleolus of the left ankle. Imaging and laboratory findings suggested infectious tenosynovitis ...
Mehanna Raja - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Myasthenia gravis is a nerve-muscle junction disease, for which the most specific test is an increase in the anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies (anti-AChR-Abs) titer. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease affecting both upper and lower motor neurons. Positive AChR-Ab in patients with pure ALS are exceedingly rare. We ...
Levi Gabriel S - - 2012
This article presents the clinical features of crystal arthropathy after knee replacement. The current literature on pseudogout and gout after both total and partial knee replacement is summarized. A case of bilateral pseudogout 8 years after initial total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is used to highlight the clinical characteristics and treatment ...
Watt Dg - - 2012
A lipoma of the small bowel mesentery is a rare pathological entity. It has been shown to rarely cause obstruction and volvulus of the small bowel. We report a case of a 72-year-old man who presented with lower abdominal pain and slightly raised inflammatory markers. Computerized tomography of the abdomen ...
Ho Son T - - 2012
Idiopathic sclerosing orbital inflammation (ISOI) is a unique clinicopathologic subset of orbital inflammation that is poorly understood and is described in the literature only in case reports or small series. The incidence has been estimated at 5%-7.8% of inflammatory orbital lesions and it is characterized by an insidious, chronic and ...
Kerasnoudis Antonios - - 2012
Introduction: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is the most common acquired immune-mediated inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system. The diagnosis is based mainly on the clinical presentation and electrophysiological detection of demyelination. Methods: Several MRI studies have demonstrated hypertrophy and abnormal enhancement of spinal nerve roots or brachial plexus ...
Rhanim Abdelkarim - - 2012
Osteoblastoma of the scaphoid is an infrequent cause of hand and wrist pain. The few reported cases emphasize the rarity of osteoblastoma in hand and wrist localizations. Pathological examination is mandatory before treatment due to lack of distinctive clinical and radiological features. We report the case of a 17-year-old right-handed ...
Höhler Florian - - 2012
Abstract The mesenteric sclerosing processes are very rare tumors. There are only a few cases of mesenteric fibromatosis described in literature. A case of mesenteric histiocytosis or a mesenteric infiltration by histocytes as a reactive inflammatory process is not described in the surgical literature. Because of its clinical and macroscopic ...
Lee Brian J - - 2012
Eyelid margin papillomas are challenging because complete excision may be cosmetically unacceptable. Interferon has been previously reported as an effective treatment for conjunctival papillomas. We report successful treatment of a large upper eyelid margin papilloma with intralesional interferon.
Kwong Tsong - - 2012
We report the rare case of adult lobar nephronia in a 49-year-old female, on long-term steroids with no prior urological or transplant history. More frequently reported in paediatric literature, adult lobar nephronia (focal pyelonephritis) is an unusual radiological finding sometimes preceding the development of renal abscess. We advocate that treatment ...
Leger Marie - - 2012
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is an inflammatory condition of uncertain etiology. We present a case of PRP that demonstrates acantholysis on histopathologic examination, which is a characteristic feature that increasingly is recognized to aid in the diagnosis. We also review the clinical presentations and treatment options for this condition.
Watanabe Takuya - - 2011
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an immune disorder of the gastrointestinal tract which has been reported to be precipitated by interferon (IFN) therapy. We describe the results of a literature review of cases in which the development or exacerbation of UC was coincident with IFN and/or ribavirin (RIB) treatment for chronic ...
Fragoso Yara Dadalti - - 2011
Interferons alpha and beta have been used worldwide for a few decades, altering the natural history of several severe diseases including hepatitis C, cancer and immune-mediated conditions such as multiple sclerosis. The adverse events profile of interferons is well established, but only isolated reports of ophthalmological complications of interferon therapy ...
Lee Young Bok - - 2011
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disease of an unknown origin and it is characterized by the presence of noncaseating epitheloid cell granulomas in multiple organs. Herein we report on a case of cutaneous and pulmonary sarcoidosis that was associated with interferon alpha treatment for hepatitis C. A 39-year-old man, a ...
Cecchetto Giovanni - - 2011
The most effective resuscitative procedure in choking by foreign bodies is the Heimlich maneuver, described for the first time by Henry Heimlich (1974) and recognized by the US Surgeon General (1985) as the "only method that should be used for the treatment of choking from foreign body airway obstruction." If ...
Tos Pierluigi - - 2011
Compared with flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendon injury, the isolated rupture of flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tendon in a finger is a rare report in the literature. The pathogenesis is still unclear if we consider only tendon rupture without congenital anomalies or other diseases. The diagnosis is clinical, but it ...
Aderinto Joseph - - 2011
Few cases of spontaneous rupture of the tibialis anterior tendon have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 66-year-old male with a spontaneous rupture of his left tibialis anterior tendon, with a delayed presentation of approximately 3 months. At the time of reconstruction there was marked ...
Luenam Suriya - - 2011
Triggering in association with movements of the wrist or "true trigger wrist" due to the extensor tendon is rare. There are only few case reports in literature, but none were associated with the acute partial tendon rupture. We present a case of true trigger wrist originating from partial rupture of ...
Abbas Hussain M A - - 2011
Babesiosis is caused by a protozoan parasite of the genus Babesia. In the United States, the usual infective organism Babesia microti, is most commonly transmitted through the bite of an infected Ixodestick. While the majority of patients exhibit sub-clinical signs and symptoms, significant illness can result. Spontaneous splenic rupture is ...
Cano-Valderrama Oscar - - 2011
Abstract Pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms (PDAAs) are uncommon. The treatment and prognosis for ruptured PDAAs have changed in recent years. A demonstrative case is reported. A review of the literature has been made and the case of a healthy man operated on an emergency basis because of a massive hemoperitoneum secondary ...
Casal Rodriguez Anton X - - 2011
We report the case of a 65-year-old woman who was treated with low-molecular-weight heparin and suffered spontaneous rupture of an ovarian cystadenocarcinoma. We present the computed tomography findings and make a review of the literature. Spontaneous hemoperitoneum is an infrequent complication of ovarian neoplasms and, to the best of our ...
Connell Nathan T - - 2011
Splenosis describes ectopic splenic tissue found in patients after rupture of the spleen. These implants are commonly located on the omentum but can be scattered throughout the body in varying number and size. Although splenosis was first documented over a century ago, the precise mechanism for its development remains unknown. ...
Gaur Sarel - - 2011
Spontaneous intratesticular hemorrhage is an extremely rare entity with few prior reports in the literature. Although intratesticular hemorrhage in the setting of trauma or malignancy is common, spontaneous intratesticular hemorrhage has no identifiable risk factors. The sonographic appearance of spontaneous intratesticular hemorrhage poses a diagnostic dilemma because of its similarity ...
Ampanozi Garyfalia - - 2011
Varicose vein rupture is a rare cause of death, although varicosities are a common pathology. We present three cases of sudden death due to varicose vein rupture. After a review of the literature, the case circumstances and the findings of imaging examination, performed in two cases, are presented. One of ...
Findlay Iain - - 2010
Case report. We present a case of myositis ossificans (MO) of the upper cervical spine in a young child. The literature is reviewed with the classification, etiology, and treatment of MO discussed. Calcification of joint capsule, muscle, cartilage, and ligaments is a well-known phenomenon and is known as myositis ossificans. ...
Gbolade Babatunde A - - 2010
Asymptomatic retraction of intrauterine device (IUD) threads into the cervical canal or uterine cavity is a common complication. We present the rare case of a 44-year-old woman with the threads protruding through an opening in the anterior cervical lip about 1 cm above the external cervical os. Despite this presentation, her ...
Mizutani Atsushi - - 2010
Intraosseous schwannomas (IOS) of non-sacral vertebra are extremely rare; only 14 cases were reported previously. We described a case of IOS involving a cervical vertebral body, successfully treated by surgical resection, with a review of the literature and discussion of this extremely rare tumour.
Brannan Amber G - - 2011
Extracapsular extension (ECE) of disease from cervical lymph nodes (LNs) is an important prognostic factor for head and neck cancers; moreover, the presence of ECE has been shown to be a criterion for the addition of chemotherapy to postoperative radiation. We reviewed the frequency of ECE in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, ...
Song Kyo-Chang - - 2010
Abnormalities of the posterior arch, including congenitally absent cervical pedicle and cervical spondylolysis, are rare entities that are usually found incidentally on neck radiographs. It is important to recognize these characteristic radiological features because their radiographic appearance may cause them to be confused with more serious entities such as fractures, ...
Elfadili Hakim - - 2010
Biliary cystadenoma is a rare cystic tumor of the middle aged woman that usually arises in the liver or occasionally in the extrahepatic bile ducts. It has a strong potential for recurrence and for malignant transformation. The lack of specific clinical and biological features hinders diagnosis before surgery. The spontaneous ...
Guo Qunfeng - - 2011
A rare case of a 44-year-old Chinese male with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and simultaneous ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) at T1-2 causing thoracic myelopathy is reported herein. Posterior decompression without extirpating the OPLL was performed at T1-2. Postoperatively, symptoms ...
Wong Felix Wu Shun - - 2010
Cervical endometriosis is uncommon and usually an incidental or retrospective finding on histopathology reports. It can be asymptomatic or present with a diverse range of persistent symptoms and even life-threatening hemorrhage. The condition can be managed expectantly in asymptomatic patients, however persistent symptoms may warrant surgery. We encountered four cases ...
Gould Stephen - - 2010
Occiput-C1 and C1-C2 dissociations and dislocations have been well documented in the literature. However, after thorough review of the literature, we found very little in the literature regarding combined occiput-C1 and C1-C2 dissociations in adults who survived. We present 2 case reports describing the clinical presentation, initial management, operative treatment, ...
Gottfried Oren N - - 2010
Cervical spondylolysis is an uncommon disorder involving a cleft at the pars interarticularis. It is most often found at the C-6 level, and clinical presentations have included incidental radiographic findings, neck pain, and rarely neurological compromise. Although subaxial cervical spondylolysis has been described in 150 patients, defects at the C-2 ...
Benny Benoy - - 2010
Although cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections are used in the treatment of radicular pain, there are a number of major and minor complications reported in the medical literature. These complications are limited to retrospective studies, retrospective survey studies, case reports, and data obtained from studies evaluating the benefit of cervical ...
Lecerf P P Service d'ORL et de Chirurgie Cervicofaciale, CHU de Tours, 37044 Tours cedex, - - 2010
Forestier disease, a cervical anterior form of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is electively diagnosed in the elderly population. ENT symptoms are likely prevalent (dysphagia, and less frequently dysphonia, dyspnea, etc.), but diagnosis and the relation between symptoms and anterior longitudinal ligament ossification can be difficult to demonstrate. Starting from ...
Cetinkal Ahmet - - 2011
An anterior cervical decompression and fusion operation was complicated by extensive bleeding from the disc space. Histopathological evaluation of the resected specimen revealed the diagnosis as the very first reported case of capillary hemangioma in intervertebral disc space. Retrospective review of the preoperative MRI demonstrated supporting findings of a capillary ...
Hao Da-Peng - - 2010
Primary Ewing's sarcoma of the cervical vertebra is extremely rare. However, it is very important for radiologists to be aware of it to be able to provide timely diagnosis and therefore orient the treatment planning of the disease. The purpose of this study is to describe the imaging features of ...
Yang Hai-Song - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of a 19-year-old boy with intervertebral disc calcification (IDC) at C7-T1, who presented with paresis and aconuresis. Surgical outcome was assessed. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: IDC, commonly seen in the cervical spine region in children, is well-known as a self-limiting disorder ...
Yoon Hee Jung - - 2010
Cat scratch disease, caused by Bartonella henselae, is a worldwide zoonosis that is most frequently associated with the bite or scratch of a kitten under 6 months of age, as well as from a fleabite. Toxoplsma gondii is also another important zoonotic agent in cats and humans, which is mainly ...
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