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Sun Yongliang - - 2010
Hepatobiliary cystadenomas are rare cystic neoplasms that often occur in middle age women, and spontaneous rupture is extremely rare. The exact etiology of these tumors is unknown. Diagnosis is often delayed, while misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment may result in unfavorable outcome. We report a case of hepatobiliary serous cystadenoma with ...
Ghostine Samer - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN.: Case report and literature review. OBJECTIVES.: To report the very rare case of a mature intramedullary teratoma with exophytic extension localized to the uppermost cervical spinal level in a 65-year-old woman and review the pertinent medical literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Cervical intramedullary teratomas are extremely rare in ...
Ahsan Farhan - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic cervical thymus is a rare anomaly, and 50 per cent of cases occur in children. The aim of this report was to remind clinicians of this rare condition, which is part of the differential diagnosis of a paediatric neck lump. METHOD: Case report together with literature review of ...
Chau Anthony Minh Tien - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN: A case report of a young male suffering progressive neurologic dysfunction associated with a previously unreported combination of structural bony abnormalities. A review of the literature is also presented. OBJECTIVE: To describe a unique presentation of cervical myelopathy related to posterior deficiencies of the atlas and axis, and ...
AbdullGaffar Badr - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential significance of atypical bare nuclei in ThinPrep (TP) technique (Cytyc Corp., Boxborough, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), liquid-based cervical cytology and their possible association with certain epithelial abnormalities. STUDY DESIGN: Four thousand seven hundred thirty-six TP cervical smears were reviewed over a period of 13 months. Cases in ...
Mart?n Jos? M - - 2009
Unusually prolonged pressure on the scalp by the cervical os during or before the delivery may result in a distinctive pattern of annular alopecia that has been referred to as halo scalp ring. This rare form of hair loss is most commonly a temporary, non-scarring process that is attributed to ...
Brimo Fadi - - 2009
Very infrequently, unusual microbial organisms are encountered in routine cervical Pap tests. We herein report two such cases in two asymptomatic women. Case 1. A Pap smear of a 16-year-old-female showed rare glandular cells with cytologic features consistent with Cytomegalovirus infection. Case 2. A Pap smear of a 36-year-old female ...
Tamura Tatsuya - - 2010
Hematoma of the cervical ligamentum flavum is very rare, and its pathogenesis is unknown. We describe a case of ligamentum flavum hematoma in the cervical spine causing severe myelopathy. Postoperative histological examination suggested it was the result of the rupture of a hemangioma or of an arteriovenous malformation in the ...
Cloyd Jordan M - - 2009
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Survival data and rates of recurrence after en bloc resection for cervical spinal tumors are limited to single case reports and small case series, making the true risk of recurrence after this procedure unknown. PURPOSE: To report two cases of cervical chordoma managed via en bloc resection. To ...
Fowler John R - - 2010
Congenital absence of a cervical pedicle is a rare clinical finding with only 70 reported cases in the literature from 1946 until present. The congenitally absent pedicle has clinical importance owing to the frequency of misdiagnosis and inappropriate invasive treatments. We present the case of a 21-year-old college football player ...
Gupta R - - 2009
Genital tract tuberculosis is usually secondary to an extragenital tubercular focus. Cervical tuberculosis, however, is rare accounting for up to 3% of all genital tract diseases. The diagnosis of tuberculosis is usually established on multiple cervical biopsies followed by bacteriological confirmation. There are only a handful of reports on the ...
Ayensu-Coker L - - 2009
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To document the ability to use a prostaglandin analogue to achieve satisfactory colposcopy in a patient with cervical stenosis and unsatisfactory colposcopy. DESIGN: Case report. RESULTS: Satisfactory colposcopy was achieved by using 100mg of Misoprostol orally, administered the night before the planned colposcopic evaluation. CONCLUSION: In the presence ...
Bono Christopher M - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive review of the available literature reporting clinical results of using pedicle-based posterior dynamic stabilization systems in the lumbar spine. METHODS: A literature search was performed using a number of key words including: posterior dynamic stabilization, facet replacement, pedicle fixation. RESULTS: There ...
Clark Justin J - - 2009
Cervical ectopic thymus presenting as a neck mass is rare in a neonate. Just more than 100 cases have been reported in the literature with less than 10% occurring in infants. We report a case of solid cervical ectopic thymus in an asymptomatic 2-month-old boy. We review the literature and ...
Dalla Palma Paolo - - 2009
The reproducibility of cervical histology diagnoses is critical for efficient screening and to evaluate the effectiveness of new technologies. The vast majority of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) diagnoses reported in the New Technologies for Cervical Cancer study were blindly reviewed by 2 independent pathologists. Only H&E-stained slides were used for ...
Papadakos Nikolaos - - 2009
We report the case of a patient presenting with abdominal pain as a result of a thoracic disc prolapse. The literature is reviewed, highlighting the associated morbidity by the often extensive and invasive procedures patients may undergo when a thoracic disc prolapse presents with abdominal pain.
Ellenrieder Martin - - 2010
Here presented is an extremely rare case of a spinal osteomyelitis (L5-S1) with epidural empyema in a non-immunocompromised 62-year-old man caused by Yersinia enterocolitica O:9. The infection occurred acutely and required immediate surgical treatment. Y. enterocolitica was cultured from the empyema fluid, wound swabs of the intervertebral disc L5-S1 and ...
Zhou Hua - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVE: We present a giant cervical chordoma without typical vertebral bony destruction in an 11-year-old girl. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chordomas are rare malignant bone tumors that arise at both the cranial and the caudal ends of the axial skeleton, characteristically destroying the bone. Cervical chordomas ...
Keshavarzi S - - 2009
For patients with metastatic disease to the spine there are numerous surgical approaches for decompression of neural elements and maintenance of mechanical stability. The challenge is to accomplish this while minimizing patient morbidity. Here we report on the feasibility and utility of a minimally invasive extreme lateral approach to the ...
Lernout Charlotte - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Intervertebral disk calcification is a rare childhood disease. The etiology of disk calcification in children remains unclear. CASE REPORTS: We report three cases of children with cervical disk calcification. Their clinical manifestations are very different. The first patient mainly had a neurological deficiency. The second had neck pain and ...
Kos M P - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We report two cases in which dysphagia and aspiration, caused by anterior cervical osteophytes, were so severe that surgical resection was performed. METHOD: Case reports and a review of the world literature concerning dysphagia caused by anterior cervical osteophytes, in regard to pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment. RESULTS: Two patients, ...
Adoga A S - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Cervical necrotizing fasciitis is a fatal and rapid multi- bacteria infection causing extensive necrosis of the subcutaneous tissues and fascial planes with resultant skin gangrene and associated systemic manifestation. The aim of the present study is to report four cases of cervical necrotizing fascitis highlighting their source. METHOD: The ...
Cavanaugh David A - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN: Anecdotal case report. OBJECTIVE: To report a very interesting and perplexing complication of cervical total disc arthroplasty that has not been previously reported in literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although there has been increasing interest in the field of artificial disc replacement to treat cervical degenerative disc disease, ...
Keshavarzi Sassan - - 2009
In patients with metastatic disease to their spine and compromise of neurologic function, the challenge is to accomplish decompression of the neural elements and maintain mechanical stability but limit the risk and morbidity to the patient. In this case report the lateral extracavitary approach is employed to accomplish these tasks ...
Martínez-Lage Juan F - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Several emerging clinical and neuroimaging conditions due to CSF intracranial hypotension have been documented. Recently, a few instances of a severe form of cervical myelopathy due to CSF overshunting have also been reported. Patients with this type of cervical myelopathy usually evolve with marked clinical manifestations of spinal cord ...
Kadota Kyuichi - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Carcinosarcomas of the uterine cervix are very rare. Most of them have a homologous mesenchymal component, and cervical carcinosarcomas with a heterologous mesenchymal component are limited to nine cases. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a ureteral stone. Imaging studies detected ...
Vargas Bernardo - - 2009
Nonunion of anterior tibial spine of tibia in children is quite rare, but it could be associated with significant instability of the knee as it involves the fixation of anterior cruciate ligament. We report one case in which open reduction and internal fixation was carried out with good functional results. ...
Rao Harish - - 2009
We report a rare case of an 8-year-old girl who presented with a giant cauliflower-like autofused pedunculated osteochondroma arising from spinous processes of the second to sixth cervical vertebrae. She was successfully treated by enbloc excision without any recurrence.
Pal Indranil - - 2009
Here we present an unusual case of a male patient with 4th branchial pouch sinus with an initial presentation of pseudothyroiditis at an unusually late age of 20 years. Case report and a review of the world literature concerning 4th branchial pouch sinus is presented. The patient was diagnosed by ...
Lee Joon Y - - 2009
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Cervical spine dislocations represent an area of great controversy among spine surgeons. PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to present the specific areas of controversy and to provide a review of the literature. STUDY DESIGN: A case of cervical spine dislocation is presented to illustrate the major ...
Bifulco Giuseppe - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Small cell neuroendocrine cervical carcinoma (SCNCC) is a rare tumor that comprises 1-3% of cervical tumors. SCNCC exhibits clinical and biological characteristics of both cervical neoplasm (such as local aggressiveness and involvement of papillomavirus) and neuroendocrine small cell cancer of any site (such as early dissemination of the disease ...
Kawahara Norio - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN: A case report of a 51-year-old man with acute myelopathy owing to T2/3 disc herniation that was treated with transvertebral herniotomy. OBJECTIVES: To report surgical advantages of the transvertebral approach in the upper thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Various surgical approaches to the upper thoracic spine have ...
Tsai Chun-Hao - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN: A case report and review of the literature. OBJECTIVE: To report a rare case of bacteremia coexisting with spinal gout initially suspected as pyogenic spondylodiscitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Gouty spine is a rare disease. It is even rare when coexisting with bacteremia. The presentation as pain, fever, ...
Tannus Samer - - 2009
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Most women present with abnormal vaginal bleeding. Cervical stenosis can prevent early uterine bleeding leading to delayed diagnosis of the disease. A 67 years old Caucasian woman presented with three days history of right flank pain and difficulty in urination. Her medical ...
Micozkadioglu S D - - 2009
Necrotizing lymphadenitis of the neck. Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is a rare cause of cervical lymphadenopathy. It is a benign, self-limiting disease whose etiology is unknown. Cervical lymphadenopathy and fever are the most important signs. Here we report a 25-year-old female presenting with complaints of fever and a painless swelling in ...
van Wyk Frederik Carl - - 2009
Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible and temporal bones has been extensively reported in literature, but cases of avascular necrosis of the cervical spine following radiotherapy to the larynx appear to be extremely rare. A review of the English language literature has shown only one other case where radiotherapy treatment of a ...
Viswanathan Ashwin - - 2009
We report ossiculum terminale persistens associated with atlantoaxial instability in a child less than 12 years of age. Static and dynamic X-rays, thin-cut computed tomography with sagittal and coronal reconstructions, and magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine showed atlantoaxial instability and an "orthotopic" ossiculum terminale persistens. This pathologic state ...
Vyas Sameer - - 2009
Pyometra is an uncommon condition with an incidence of less than 1% in gynaecologic patients. Spontaneous rupture of pyometra in cervical cancer presenting as generalized peritonitis is very rare. Only four cases have been described in the English literature to the best of our knowledge and from a PubMed search. ...
Jones Guy - - 2009
We present the first known case of a patient with cervical squamous cell carcinoma complicated by paraneoplastic syndromes of both dermatomyositis and inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). The patient in this case presented with generalized body pain and vaginal bleeding. Her cervical cancer was diagnosed as stage IIB by ...
Tannus Samer R - - 2009
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Most women present with abnormal vaginal bleeding. Cervical stenosis can prevent early uterine bleeding leading to delayed diagnosis of the disease. A 67 years old Caucasian woman presented with three days history of right flank pain and difficulty in urination. Her medical ...
Homma Yasuhiro - - 2009
Calcification around the cervical spine is thought to be relatively rare case, among these conditions the calcification at the longus colli muscle is called retropharyngeal tendinitis and only several cases were reported in the literature. In this disease, the three characteristic clinical features are acute severe posterior neck pain without ...
Errarhay S - - 2009
Pregnancy in a rudimentary horn is a very rare condition. It is responsible for several complications. Prognosis is reserved because the natural evolution generally leads to a cataclysmic uterine rupture at the beginning of the second trimester. Classically, the treatment after foetal extraction consists of ablation of the rudimentary horn ...
Oertel M F - - 2009
Penetrating spinal injuries from foreign bodies are an exceedingly rare pathological entity. In this report we present an unusual clinical report of an in-driven shard of glass in the cervical spine that remained without symptoms for many years and became symptomatic possibly because of narrowing of the diameter of the ...
Arvin Babak - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT: Mature teratomas are extremely rare spinal tumors, and in the cervical spine presentation in an adult it is even more infrequent. To the best of our knowledge, only five previous intramedullary teratomas in an adult cervical spine have been reported. PURPOSE: Here, we present another case of ...
Nikolidakis Dimitris - - 2008
Cervical external root resorption can be present in natural teeth, involving one or more teeth in the same patient. The incidence of these lesions appears random and the etiology remains unclear. Cervical external root resorption has been considered a difficult clinical situation, and its diagnosis and treatment of the defect ...
Oh Young-Min - - 2008
Congenital absence of a cervical spine pedicle is a rare clinical entity, and it is usually found incidentally on radiological studies performed after trauma in patients with cervical pain. We report two cases of congenital absence of a cervical spine pedicle and present a review of the literature.
Kaplan Metin - - 2008
An 11-year-old female, presented with a cervical myelomeningocele. Interestingly, the myelomeningocele sac was seen to contain a meningioma. There are no aetiological factors in the embryogenetic period that would lead to such a combination of lesions. In our opinion, the meningioma appeared in a later period because of local factors.
Campbell-Lloyd A J M - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of vertebral artery dissection following direct laryngoscopy, and we provide an update on current knowledge regarding this condition and its relationship to movements of the neck. METHOD: A case report and review of the world literature are presented. RESULTS: Vertebral artery dissection is an uncommon ...
Jagannathan Jay - - 2008
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. OBJECTIVE: To examine the management of abdominal lymphoceles after anterior spine surgery and to review the existing literature on lymphoceles after access to the spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Abdominal lymphoceles are a rare complication of anterior spinal approaches. METHODS: Case report and review of the ...
Porzionato Andrea - - 2008
Cervical soft tissue lesions have rarely been described in the shaken baby syndrome; they include ruptures of intervertebral discs and haemorrhages in the ligamenta flava, and in the interspinal and sternocleidomastoid muscles. We present here the autopsy case of a 30-month old girl who suffered an assault with multiple injury ...
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