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Liu Feng-Lin FL Feng-Lin Liu, He Li, Xue-Fei Wang, Kun-Tang Shen, Zhen-Bin Shen, Yi-Hong Sun, Xin-Yu Qin, Department of General Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, - - 2014
Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is a rare complication of gastric surgery. The most commonly accepted concepts regarding its pathogenesis are bile stasis, sepsis and ischemia, but it has not been well described how to identify and manage this disease in the early stage. We report three cases of AAC in ...
Jung Minsun M Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, - - 2014
Inverted hyperplastic polyp (IHP) in stomach is a rare benign gastric polypoid lesion, characterized by downward growth of hyperplastic mucosal glands into the submucosal layer. In most previous reported cases, gastric IHP showed mixtures of fundic-type gland, pyloric-type gland, and foveolar-type epithelium. Also, a case of IHP composed of only ...
Parikh Malav P MP 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, 2 Department of Pathology, Presence Saint Francis Hospital, University of Illinois at Chicago, Evanston, IL-60202, - - 2014
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a highly aggressive cutaneous tumor of neuroendocrine origin. It is usually seen in elderly Caucasian males and occurs in sun exposed areas of the body. Diagnosis of MCC can be challenging and requires confirmation by immunohistochemical studies. It has an aggressive biological behavior with early ...
Papaconstantinou Ioannis I Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Anastasios Stefanopoulos, Aspasia Papailia, Ioannis Georgopoulos, Second Department of Surgery, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens 11528, - - 2014
This case report describes a case of ulcerative colitis the onset of which occurred after the use of isotretinoin for acne treatment. Our patient, a healthy male young adult, after several months of isotretinoin use, developed gastrointestinal disorders and after thorough medical workup was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The literature ...
Smith Erika E University of Alabama, 1600 7th Avenue South Lowder 618, Birmingham, AL, 35233, USA, - - 2014
Laundry detergent pod (LDP) exposures in children have resulted in several referrals to the emergency department. Signs and symptoms can include gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting, drooling), neurological symptoms (depressed sensorium), or metabolic changes (lactic acidosis). There is limited literature on esophageal injury following LDP ingestions. We reviewed three cases of pediatric ...
Farrukh A A Digestive Disease Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, LE5 4 - - 2014
In recent years microscopic colitis (MC) has been increasingly diagnosed. This review was performed to evaluate demographic factors for MC and a systematic assessment of available treatment options. PUBMED and Google Scholar were used as search engines with "microscopic colitis" "collagenous colitis" or "lymphocytic colitis" as key words to identify ...
Pryczynicz Anna A Department of General Pathomorphology, The Medical University of Białystok, Białystok 15-269, - - 2014
Ménétrier's disease (MD) is a rare type of hypertrophic gastropathy involving the body of the stomach, which is characterized by thickening of the mucous membrane in the form of giant rugal folds, hypochlorhydria and protein loss. The potential for malignant transformation of this lesion remains a controversial topic. Therefore, in ...
Massironi Sara - - 2014
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors have occasionally been described in association with neurofibromatosis type 1, whereas an association with neurofibromatosis type 2 has never been reported. This report refers to an Italian 69 year old woman with neurofibromatosis type 2 and a pancreatic gastrinoma. In the past she had encephalic meningiomas, a ...
Weidmann Anja A The Dermatology Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, M6 8HD, UK, - - 2014
Methotrexate continues to be one of the most widely used systemic immunosuppressive agents in dermatology. In addition to the important, well-characterized adverse effects such as hepatotoxicity and myelosuppression, methotrexate may induce a number of rare cutaneous adverse events including methotrexate-induced ulceration. We present a case of methotrexate-induced cutaneous ulceration in ...
Loi Chao-Man CM Department of General Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
Retrograde jejunogastric intussusception (JGI) is a rare but potentially fatal complication after previous gastrectomy or gastric bypass surgery. Because of the prevalence of bariatric surgery, the number of cases of postoperative intussusception has increased markedly. Here, we present the case of a patient with retrograde jejunogastric intussusception, having a previous ...
White Julian J Toxinology Department, Women's & Children's Hospital, North Adelaide 5006, - - 2014
The Australian white-tailed spiders ("WTS"; Lamponidae: notably Lampona cylindrata &Lampona murina) have a continuing reputation on Internet sites as a cause of skin ulceration, labelled "necrotic arachnidism", despite an increasing number of peer-reviewed publications debunking this reputation, with >135 confirmed cases now reported without any evidence of necrosis. We present ...
Singh Keisham Lokendra KL Junior Resident, Department of Surgery, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences , Imphal, Manipur, India - - 2014
Duodenal polyps are rare lesions in patients undergoing Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD), and the prevalence varies widely with range of 0.3-4.6% of cases. Duodenal adenomas most commonly occur in association with familial adenomatous polyposis. Isolated occurrence of such adenomas is very rare and presentation as upper gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage is even rarer. ...
Fino Pasquale P "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy - - 2014
The most frequent causes of leg ulcers include venous incompetency (superficial and deep), arterial insufficiency, trauma, vasculitis, and neoplasm. Leg ulcers from injury by stingrays are quite rare. In this case report, we describe a leg ulcer caused by a stingray sting complicated by infection, which healed completely without surgery. ...
van Bunderen C C CC Department of Internal Medicine, Spaarne Hospital, Hoofddorp, the - - 2014
We describe the case of a 65-year-old woman, known with ulcerative colitis, who presented with progressive headaches, haematomas and rectal bleeding which turned out to be the initial manifestation of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) associated with colorectal cancer. The presentation posed as a general medicine case but turned out to ...
Usuda Daisuke D Department of Community Medicine, Himi Municipal Hospital, Kanazawa Medical University, Himi-shi, - - 2014
This article focuses on the symptomatic and diagnostic problems of primary duodenal adenocarcinoma (PDA) by way of two case reports and a literature review. An 85-year-old woman with an adenocarcinoma in the 1st duodenal portion was offered palliative care. A 90-year-old woman with an adenocarcinoma in the 3rd duodenal portion ...
Benbow Maureen M Senior Lecturer, Health and Social Care, University of - - 2014
Part 1 of the KTwo evidence review concerned the efficacy and reproducibility of the bandage system in the management of leg ulceration and lymphoedema. Here, in Part 2, the focus shifts to its tolerability and acceptability to both patients and clinicians. The evidence presented here ranges from a randomised controlled ...
Benbow Maureen M Senior Lecturer, Health and Social Care, University of - - 2014
Part 1 of the KTwo evidence review concerned the efficacy and reproducibility of the bandage system in the management of leg ulceration and lymphoedema. Here, in Part 2, the focus shifts to its tolerability and acceptability to both patients and clinicians. The evidence presented here ranges from a randomised controlled ...
Machicado Jorge J Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, - - 2014
Gastritis cystica profunda (GCP) is a rare pseudotumor of the stomach characterized by benign growths of deep gastric glands through the muscularis mucosae into the submucosa. We review a case of GCP in a 61-year-old patient with GCP, with emphasis on endoscopic ultrasound findings and present review of the current ...
Usoltseva Natalia N *Department of Internal Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, - - 2014
Spinal subdural abscess (SSA) is an uncommon entity. The exact incidence is unknown, with very few cases reported in the literature. This condition may result in spinal cord compression, thus constituting a medical and neurosurgical emergency. The pathogenesis of SSA is not well-described, and the available knowledge is based on ...
O'Connor Anthony A Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, - - 2014
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic idiopathic intestinal disease that requires life-long maintenance therapy to maintain clinical remission. This article reviews the current literature on maintenance treatments in UC. It examines the natural history of the condition and the proposed benefits of treatment. These include improving quality of life parameters, ...
Vaszar Laszlo T LT *Division of Thoracic Medicine #Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ †Section of Rheumatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Divisions of ‡Thoracic Medicine §Rheumatology ∥Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN ¶Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Crohn disease (CD) may be associated with various extraintestinal manifestations, including, rarely, respiratory tract involvement. When necrobiotic pulmonary nodules are present, the differential diagnosis includes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener granulomatosis) (GPA). The respiratory tract manifestations of CD and GPA may mimic each other, complicating the diagnosis and suggesting the possible ...
Gysemans Willem - - 2014
Over the past 70 years, an association between venous thromboembolism and inflammatory bowel disease has been described. We report on a thirteen year old boy with ulcerative colitis and venous thrombosis. Literature on incidence of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is reviewed as well as the possible pathogenetic ...
Levi Sandri Giovanni Battista GB Department of Digestive Surgery, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, - - 2014
We present a rare case of a gastric mixed adenoneuroendocrine tumor and review the related English literature. A 77-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted to our department with nausea, anorexia, weight loss, and anemia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed a large (>7 cm) ulcerative mass in the greater curvature of the stomach. Biopsy showed ...
Rezvani Masoud M Department of Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania, - - 2014
A traumatic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) after repetitive blunt trauma has not been described previously. In a 34-year-old male, the first reported case of such an injury after repetitive blunt trauma is described. A 34-year-old gentleman presented with a non-healing ulcer near his medial malleolus. A bone scan was performed and ...
Reale Domenico - - 2014
Wagner-Meissner corpuscles are touch receptors that are located in dermal papillae and are usually absent in gastrointestinal mucosa. Wagner-Meissner-like corpuscles have been reported in association with benign neural neoplasm. A case of Wagner-Meissner-like corpuscles in endoscopically normal gastric mucosa biopsy of a 48-year-old woman is presented here. The corpuscles were ...
Ihekweazu Faith D FD Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, - - 2014
Thiopurines are used as a maintenance therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). For some patients the metabolism of thiopurines is unfavorable, leading to increased adverse effects, including hepatotoxicity. There are many reports in the adult literature concerning the manipulation of thiopurine metabolism with allopurinol. However, there is only one ...
Cid Paola Maldonado PM From the Departments of *Dermatology, †Internal Medicine, and ‡Pathology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, - - 2014
Malignant syphilis is a rare ulcerative variety. In the classical description of the disease, the absence of spirochetes in tissue samples was considered as a diagnostic criterion. We report 3 cases of malignant syphilis; in all of them, spirochetes were identified in cutaneous biopsy samples using immunohistochemical staining.
Dick Edward J EJ Jr Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, - - 2014
We report the causes of mortality for 4350 captive baboons that died or were euthanized due to natural causes during a 23 year period at the Southwest National Primate Research Center. Necropsy records were retrieved and reviewed to determine a primary cause of death or indication for euthanasia. Data was evaluated ...
De Menezes Daniel D Orthopedic Septic Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology, Lausanne University Hospital , Lausanne, Switzerland - - 2014
Abstract Background: Pyoderma gangrenosum is an ulcerative, non-infectious skin disorder. However, it can be mistaken as necrotizing fasciitis, a life-threatening infective condition. We describe here a case of pyoderma gangrenosum after minor trauma treated as necrotizing fasciitis. Methods: Case report and literature review. Case Report: A 27-year-old pregnant nurse had ...
Yasuoka Hidetoshi H Department of Medicine and Molecular Science, Gunma University Graduate School of - - 2014
A 69-year-old man was involved in a road traffic accident wherein his car hit a telegraph pole and turned over. He reported wearing a seatbelt and denied any injuries or pain at that time. Six hours after the accident, however, he developed melena and hematemesis. Computed tomography performed on admission ...
Skipworth Jra J West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, - - 2014
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most common connective tissue neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, the most common clinical presentation of which is with abdominal pain or gastrointestinal bleeding. We describe a case of a perforated gastric GIST as well as reviewing the relevant published literature. A 51-year-old woman presented ...
Chuah S Y SY Department of Dermatology, National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205. - - 2014
We report a case of atypical pityriasis rosea in a 24-year-old Malay man. He presented with an 11-month history of three recurrent and persistent episodes of pityriasis rosea associated with oral ulcers. The first episode lasted for one month and recurred within 14 days. The second episode lasted for three ...
Kharga Bikram B Registrar, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Medical College , Manipal, Karnataka, India - - 2014
Gastric Teratoma is an extremely rare neoplasm seen in children. It is mostly benign and predominantly seen in males presenting with an abdominal mass. The lung and stomach are very unusual sites for teratoma. Gastric teratoma accounts for less than 1% of all teratomas, less than 100 cases are reported ...
Shukla Ram Mohan RM Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, - - 2014
Here, we report two interesting cases of gastric necrosis in acute gastric volvulus due to eventration of the diaphragm. Both the cases presented with a significant challenge and were managed successfully. The management of the cases is presented and relevant literature is discussed. To the best of our knowledge, this ...
Devaraj Uma U Department of Chest Medicine, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Chylothorax is a rare complication of gastric adenocarcinoma and data on its identification, prevalence and outcomes are scant. To enable identification of gastric carcinoma as a cause of chylothorax. A case report and a systematic review were conducted of all reported cases of gastric adenocarcinoma with chylothorax as the presenting ...
Lemaire J - - 2014
A sixty years-old patient was admitted with a gastric tumor corresponding to an adenocarcinoma developed in ectopic pancreatic tissue. Hundred cases of gastric heterotopic pancreas are shown in literature. This entity may remain asymptomatic. Symptoms such abdominal pain are described as the result of tumour growth. Carcinogenesis of ectopic pancreas ...
Chandra Subhash S Department of Internal Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
Over 100 extraintestinal manifestations are reported in ulcerative colitis (UC). A commonly reported hematological manifestation is autoimmune hemolytic anemia. On rare occasions, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) has been reported with UC. The presence of thrombocytopenia can complicate the clinical scenario as the number of bloody bowel movements is an important ...
Abdul Jabbar Alhassany Ali A Department of Neuroscience, East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, - - 2014
We present an interesting case of combined vitamin A and copper deficiency after a history of gastric bypass surgery where symptoms improved after parenteral copper and vitamin A treatment. Gastric bypass surgery as a cause of fat soluble vitamin deficiency is generally under-reported. Copper deficiency has been reported after gastric ...
Wang Lu L 0000-0002-8636-5953 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S 1st Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, - - 2014
Gouty panniculitis is a rare manifestation of gout. Clinically, it is characterized by indurated subcutaneous nodules in nonjoint areas. Pathologically, typical characteristic gouty tophi can be seen in subcutaneous tissue. It is postulated that gouty panniculitis develops as a consequence of uric acid accumulation in the body and localized inflammatory ...
Eghbal Mohammad Jafar MJ Dental Research Center, Research Institute of Dental sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
The present report reviews the diagnostic and treatment challenges of a mandibular molar with previous root canal treatment and signs of a procedural mishap, i.e. furcal radiolucency and localized swelling of the gingival margin in which a sinus tract was present. By tracing the sinus tract, it became evident that ...
López-Medina Guillermo G Hospital Angeles Clinica Londres, Durango No. 50, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, DF, - - 2014
The finding of gas within the gastric wall is not a disease by itself, rather than a sign of an underlying condition which could be systemic or gastric. We present the case of a woman identified with gastric emphysema secondary to the administration of high doses of steroids, with the ...
Moradzadeh Khiavi Monir M Associate Professor, Departments of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, International Campus, Tehran, - - 2014
Schwannoma is a benign encapsulated slow-growing tumor that originates from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath. It usually occurs in the head and neck; however, it is rare in the oral cavity. The tongue is the most common site of intraoral schwannomas, followed by the floor of the mouth, ...
Unnikrishnan Athira A 0000-0002-3323-5362 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Residency Programs at Austin, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX 78701, - - 2014
PR3 ANCA is a classic marker of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). There have been several recent reports of increased prevalence of PR3ANCA in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, the clinical implication of which is not well defined. We are reporting a case of 27-year-old Caucasian male with 14-year history of UC ...
Vachhani Pankit P 0000-0001-9779-6217 Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), P.O. Box 980663, 1001 E Broad Street, Old City Hall, Suite 405, Richmond, VA 23298, - - 2014
Myeloid sarcoma represents the proliferation of myeloblasts of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at extramedullary sites. While extramedullary involvement in AML is uncommon in itself, isolated myeloid sarcomas, that is, myeloid sarcomas without any bone marrow involvement, are extremely rare and pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Here, we present the ...
Guglani Loveleen L Department of Communication Disorders, Wayne State University , Detroit, MI , - - 2014
Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or paradoxical vocal-fold motion (PVFM) is a functional disorder of the vocal cords that requires multidisciplinary treatment. Besides relaxation techniques, the use of psychological interventions can help treat the underlying psychological co-morbidities. There is currently no literature that examines the effectiveness of psychological interventions for VCD/PVFM. ...
Oh EunJi E Department of Pathology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential and unclear etiology. IMT involving the appendix is very rare. Herein, we report a case of IMT of the appendix in a gastric cancer patient who was treated with radical gastrectomy and adjuvant systemic chemotherapy. Rare ...
Parlak Erkan - - 2013
Duodenal wall perforations are traditionally managed surgically. There are isolated case reports or small case series reporting successful endoscopic closure of duodenal perforations. Endoscopic closure techniques include the use of endoclips, fibrin glue, and endoloops. Herein we report the largest series containing 4 cases of successful endoscopic closure of iatrogenic ...
Kwon Soon Jae - - 2013
We report an unusual case of unilateral frosted branch angiitis associated with Behçet's disease, including a review of previously reported cases. A 39-year-old male with history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers presented with visual loss in his left eye. Fundus findings demonstrated occlusive retinal vasculitis resembling acute frosted branch ...
Parelkar Sandesh V - - 2013
Gastrointestinal perforation in neonates with anorectal malformation (ARM) is extremely uncommon. Delayed patient presentation is an important causative factor. A 2.5-kg neonate presented 72 hours after birth with abdominal distention and absent anal opening with meconium pearls. An abdominal X-ray revealed the presence of free gas. After adequate resuscitation patient ...
Ramírez Claudia - - 2013
In more than 98% of cases, acromegaly is due to a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma. The term "ectopic acromegaly" includes neuroendocrine tumors secreting GH releasing hormone (GHRH), usually located in the lungs, thymus and endocrine pancreas. Considerably less frequent are cases of ectopic acromegaly due to GH-secreting tumors located out of ...
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