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de Vries Iris A C - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Castleman disease (CD) is a rare benign disorder characterised by hyperplasia of lymphoid tissue that may develop at a single site or throughout the body. The etiology of this disorder is unclear, although the histopathological presentation can be differentiated into a hyaline vascular variant, a plasma cell variant and ...
Wojnar Andrzej - - 2010
Haemangiomas represent benign tumours of vascular origin. Cavernous haemangiomas are formed by cavernally widened irregular vascular spaces, lined with endothelia with no signs of atypia. In the fallopian tube haemangiomas are rare. In the available literature, only six cases were noted. We present a clinical and morphological case of a ...
Peters Peter - - 2010
A 60 year old lady was referred to the Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) tertiary Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Unit from a peripheral hospital for investigation and management of a tumour at the base of the tongue. Biopsy of the tumour revealed it to be an epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of ...
Hadidy Azmy M - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To present our experience in operated meningioma cases regarding their prevalence, anatomical location, multiplicity, presenting signs and symptoms, and the possible correlation between MRI signal intensity and histological grades to set criteria for radio-pathological diagnosis. METHODS: In this retrospective study, operated meningioma cases in the Department of Neurosurgery, Jordan ...
Aggarwal Gaurav - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Schwannoma also known as Neurilemoma is a benign neoplasm of the Schwann Cells of the neural sheath. They are usually found to occur in the extremities, but can also be found in the trunk, head and neck, pelvis, and rectum. It is seldom painful and usually remains small. It ...
van den Brink J W - - 2010
Ovarian transposition into the uterine cavity to restore fertility, the so-called Estes operation, has rarely been performed worldwide. Malignant degeneration of such transposed ovaries has never been reported in the literature. We present a case of a borderline tumour arising in a transposed ovary after an Estes operation.
Plummer J M - - 2010
This case report presents a young woman who underwent a Whipples resection for a large pan-creato-duodenal tumour. Pathology and immunohistochemical analysis of the tumour suggest duodenal fibrosarcoma. The patient's postoperative management was complicated by chylous ascites. A brief literature review is given to highlight this unusual case.
Manganaris A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We report an exceptional presentation of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the nasopharynx without bone marrow involvement or other characteristics of multiple myeloma. METHOD: Case report and a review of the world literature concerning the clinical presentation, histopathological features, optimal treatment and prognosis of nasopharyngeal extramedullary plasmacytoma. RESULTS: Reports of patients ...
Liu H Y - - 2010
Two cases of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) of the head and neck, an uncommon plasma cell neoplasm, were studied. Both patients had good outcomes and have been followed for 17 and 12 years without recurrence or systemic disease. In these two cases, the tumours measured were 4 cm and 0.3 cm, ...
Levidou Georgia - - 2010
Gliomas are a very rare subtype of pineal region tumours, whereas oligodendrogliomas of the pineal region are exceedingly rare, since there have been only 3 cases of anaplastic oligodedrogliomas reported this far. We present a case of a low-grade oligodendroglioma arising in the pineal gland of a 37 year-old woman. ...
Shetty Prakash M - - 2010
Hemangiopericytomas (HPC) are rare, aggressive tumours that mostly involve the musculoskeletal system. They account for less than 1% of intracranial tumours. Intracranially, they are predominantly meningeal based and are thought to arise from the spindle cells (pericytes) in the vicinity of the blood vessels. We present a case of a ...
Ball M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We report two rare cases of high and dehiscent jugular bulbs protruding into the external ear canal; one case was silent, the other symptomatic. METHOD: The cases are presented and the relevant literature reviewed and discussed. RESULTS: A 52-year-old woman underwent mastoid exploration for suspected cholesteatoma. On raising the ...
Hsieh Cheng-Ta - - 2009
A dural tail, which is a linear enhancement along the dura mater on contrast T1-weighted resonance images, is considered as a common and useful sign for distinguishing meningioma from other intracranial lesions. However, the specific nature of dura tail signs is still controversial. To the best of our knowledge, only ...
Choudhari Kishor A - - 2009
Benign central neurocytoma (CN) is a rare neuronal tumour of the central nervous system recognised since the early eighties. More than 300 articles have been published in the literature, mostly comprising of case reports and short series from individual specialties. These tumours, though normally benign, are more often likely to ...
George M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To report a rare case of primary meningioma of the middle ear. METHOD: We describe the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with decreased hearing and fullness in the left ear, with a middle-ear mass. We also review the world literature regarding primary extracranial meningioma of the middle ...
Teklali Youssef - - 2010
Mixed epithelial and stromal tumour of the kidney (MESTK) is a rare kidney neoplasm that occurs almost exclusively in perimenopausal women. Long-term oestrogen replacement appears to play a major role in its pathogenesis. Around 70 cases have been described in the international literature, none of which involve male children. Herein, ...
Faraji Hamidreza - - 2009
AIMS: Renal epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML) is only described in case reports or in multi-institutional small series. The aim was to report cases seen at our institution and to perform a meta-analysis based on a literature review. METHODS AND RESULTS: Six EAML cases seen at our institution were reviewed and a ...
Chen Fang - - 2009
Primary ectopic meningioma is rare and usually limited to the head and neck region. Until now its occurrence in the mediastinum has not been reported in the literature searched on Medline using the keywords meningioma and mediastinum. We report here a case of primary mediastinal malignant meningioma which was treated ...
Ahmad Manzoor - - 2009
Intracranial haemangiopericytomas are very rare tumours. Their radiological appearance resembles that of meningioma. Recommended treatment is total surgical excision, if possible, followed by radiotherapy. A vigilant, long-term clinical and radiological follow up is very essential due to a high rate of late onset recurrence along with neural and extraneural metastases. ...
Mitsos Aristotelis P - - 2009
The coexistence of two histologically different primary tumours in the same brain region is relatively rare. The situation where these tumours in collision appear in an area of a previously excised meningioma is even more rare and only two cases have been reported so far. We present the third case ...
Boccardo M - - 2009
Intracranial chondrosarcomas are cartilaginous tumours that are extremely rare with an estimated incidence of less than 0.16% of all intracranial neoplasms. They arise from the skull base synchondrosis or exceptionally from cartilaginous rests within the dura mater. This kind of tumours presents clinical features mimicking meningiomas, with symptoms secondary to ...
Papacharalampous G X - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Adult laryngeal rhabdomyosarcomas are rare tumours commonly treated by laryngectomy. CASE REPORT: We present a case of subglottic laryngeal rhabdomyosarcoma in an elderly woman, treated by endoscopic resection. CONCLUSION: Despite the fact that this tumour is traditionally treated aggressively, this approach is not supported by the literature. Due to ...
Nzegwu C O - - 2010
The aim of this study is to ascertain the tumour type, sex variation and mean age of presentation of ocular tumours, as well as to update the available literature on the prevalence of the common ocular neoplasms in our environment. In this study, we analysed the data of 61 ocular ...
Schmalisch K - - 2009
Neuroblastomas of the sellar region are exceedingly rare. Only 2 cases have previously been reported. Management of these tumours depends on the tumour's primary site, the patient's age and histopathological features. We are reporting the case of a 43-year-old woman who developed progressive bitemporal hemianopsia and visual loss, accompanied by ...
Makarawo Tafadzwa P - - 2009
We describe the case of a 17-year-old hairdresser who presented with haemoptysis and trichoptysis due to benign intrapulmonary teratoma and her surgical management. The clinical and radiological features of this rare tumour are reviewed and the symptom of trichoptysis discussed.
Baxter D S - - 2009
Clear cell meningioma is a rare histological phenotype of meningioma. It has an atypical grade II World Health Organization classification due to a high recurrence rate. This report documents the rapid deterioration of visual field and acuity in a pregnant 32-year-old woman and the successful post-operative resolution of symptoms. We ...
Razak A R A - - 2010
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is a rare tumour with orbital involvement being an exceptional occurrence. We present a case of a 22-year old man with such disease, together with details of his management. A brief literature review of this uncommon tumour was also enclosed.
Gong L - - 2009
Primary intrapulmonary thymomas (PIT), which are intrapulmonary tumours without an associated mediastinal component, are very rare; only 29 cases of PIT have been described in the literature since 1951. This report presents a case of PIT in a 59-year old Chinese woman with a type A thymoma (including its pathogenesis, ...
Muzaffar Narjis - - 2009
Adrenal myelolipoma is a rare and benign tumour composed of mature adipose tissue and haematopoietic elements that resemble bone marrow. It is mostly discovered incidentally on imaging of abdomen done for non adrenal related reasons or at autopsy. Usually asymptomatic, but has been reported to present with symptoms such as ...
Van Waes C - - 2009
Lipoblastomatous tumours are rare, benign tumours of embryonic adipose tissue which primarily occur in children younger than 3 years. Most common, these tumours can be found in the extremities, yet cases involving other locations, such as the trunk, face, neck and mediastinum, have been described and they have an excellent ...
Singh Taranpreet - - 2010
Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) with cardiac extension is a rare uterine tumour. We present an unusual case of uterine leiomyoma that progressed along the inferior vena cava into the right atrium. Complete one stage removal of the tumour was performed using cardiopulmonary bypass and circulatory arrest. The literature review reveals that ...
Turkyilmaz A - - 2009
Muco-epidermoid carcinomas (MECs) are typically located in the salivary, lacrimal and tracheobronchial glands. However, they can also be present in the oesophagus. Primary MECs of the oesophagus account for 0.05% to 2.2% of all cases of primary oesophageal cancer. Treatment for this tumour has primarily been surgical resection. In this ...
Yang Xueying - - 2009
Primary ectopic meningiomas are extremely rare tumors of controversial origin and they are usually limited to the head and neck region. Its occurrence at the mediastinum is even rarer. There has not been any official report regarding primary mediastinal malignant meningioma until today. Because of its rarity and potential value, ...
Ahmad Manzoor - - 2009
Jugular foramen schwannoma is a very rare tumour and very few cases have been reported in the literature. Usually it is misdiagnosed as acoustic neuroma and the diagnosis is made peroperatively. It has significant neurological morbidity and mortality. In addition to the experience and expertise of the surgeon, introduction of ...
Mathieson C S - - 2009
Malignant tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) represent the second most common cancer type in the paediatric population of developed countries, and mortality caused by CNS tumours is the highest among paediatric cancers. Tumours of mesenchymal origin occurring either as primary or secondary lesions of the central nervous system ...
Ma Lu - - 2009
Intracranial clear-cell meningioma (CCM) is rarely reported in the literature since it has to be distinguished from other subtypes of meningioma. Most of the CCMs are intraspinal, according to the related literature. We report a case of occipital parietal CCM in a 6-year-old child, review all the 35 intracranial CCMs ...
Dulai Mohanpal Singh - - 2009
Childhood meningiomas are rare and display important differences from adult forms. We report the first case of an intraventricular metaplastic meningioma arising in a child. A 7-year-old female underwent resection of an enhancing tumor arising within the left lateral ventricle. It was composed of monomorphic cells embedded within an abundant ...
Savage C R - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Oncogenic osteomalacia, or tumour-induced osteomalacia, is an uncommon cause of osteomalacia. It has been reported to occur in patients with hypophosphataemia due to excess renal phosphate excretion secondary to mesenchymal tumours. Occurrence of this pathological process in the head and neck is extremely rare. METHODS: Case report and literature ...
Goh B S - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: We report an extremely rare case of metachronous inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour in the temporal bone. METHOD: Case report and review of the world literature on metachronous inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour. RESULTS: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour in the temporal bone is rare, and metachronous inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour in the temporal bone has ...
Ulivieri S - - 2009
Meningiomas without dural connection are rare lesions and often referred to as ectopic. Primary ectopic intraosseous meningiomas are uncommon, accounting for less than 2% of all meningiomas. Herein the authors describe a case of meningioma involving the frontal bone in a 43-year-old man and review the relevant literature.
Ayadi-Kaddour Aïda - - 2009
Paragangliomas of the mediastinum are rare neoplasms, representing less than 0.3% of mediastinal tumours and less than 2% of all paragangliomas. To date, no definitive morphologic criteria exist that correlate with the clinical outcome of these tumours. This report describes three patients with peculiar primary paragangliomas of the posterior mediastinum: ...
Soumarová Renata - - 2009
Myoepithelioma is a very rare neoplasm that accounts only for about 1% of all salivary gland tumours. As the lesion is so rare, there are no specific recommendations or guidelines for its treatment. In the literature, there have been only a few cases reported without any existing data concerning radiotherapy. ...
Gourgiotis Stavros - - 2009
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours are rare mesenchymal neoplasms affecting the digestive tract or nearby structures within the abdomen. We present a case of a 66-year-old female patient who presented with obscure anemia due to gastrointestinal bleeding and underwent exploratory laparotomy during which a large gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the small intestine ...
Aly Youssef Mohammed - - 2009
Infantile myofibromatosis is a rare mesenchymal disorder of infancy and childhood characterised by the formation of tumours in the soft tissues, muscles, bones and viscera. Only 61 cases have been reported in the literature. This paper describes the management of a 3 year-old boy with extensive IMF of the right ...
Gourgiotis Stavros - - 2009
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms affecting the digestive tract or nearby structures within the abdomen. We present a case of a 66-year-old female patient who presented with obscure anemia due to gastrointestinal bleeding and underwent exploratory laparotomy during which a large GIST of the small intestine was ...
Hakan Tayfun - - 2009
Solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) were first described by Klemperer and Rabin in 1931. They are quite rare in the central nervous system and some histopathological or radiological similarities to meningiomas and haemangiopericytomas can lead to misdiagnoses as these tumours enhance homogeneously in postcontrast images, and even dural tail sign can ...
Shukla Shailaja - - 2009
Omental mesentric myxoid hamartomas are benign infantile lesions, however they may simulate a malignant tumour both clinically and pathologically. Here, we report the case of an omental myxoid hamartoma in a 10-months old infant which was per operatively suspected to be a malignant retroperitoneal tumour, due to adhesions with the ...
Mróz Andrzej - - 2009
We report a rare case of gastric collision tumour composed of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine carcinoma in a 56-year-old Caucasian male. The tumour was located in the gastric body and, to our knowledge, it is the tenth case described in the literature and the first in Poland. The adenocarcinoma ...
Gelders W - - 2009
The verrucous carcinoma of the penis is described as a low-grade, well-differentiated variant of the spinocellular carcinoma of the penis. We treated a patient with an enormous tumour of the external genitals. The resected specimen weighed 1850 grams. A review of the literature published in the last 10 years concerning ...
Al-Jabri Talal - - 2009
A 22-year-old man presented to clinic with a 1 year history of bloody diarrhoea and weight loss. Flexible sigmoidoscopy showed the presence of a low polypoidal rectal carcinoma. Whilst awaiting neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy, the patient presented to accident and emergency with an anal protrusion of the tumour. An emergency laparotomy unexpectedly ...
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