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Cherif Jouda - - 2008
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHLM) disease is considered to be an indolent and self-limiting pathology. However, severe morbidity and mortality have been attributed to complications of SHLM. Lower respiratory tract involvement is rarely reported and is often unfavorable, and carries a particularly grave prognosis. A case of SHLM is ...
Baek Jin-Uk - - 2008
Meningioma en plaque (MEP) is a rare tumor characterized more by its clinical and biological behavior than its histological appearance. Hyperostosis of the skull is one of the characteristic signs of MEP. This bony change can produce clinical symptoms and signs in MEP by pressing against adjacent structures. The authors ...
Mathews Emily - - 2008
Liver involvement with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is rarely reported. The majority of published cases suggest a cholestatic picture and obstructive jaundice at presentation. On the contrary, our patient presented with transaminitis without cholestasis. Elevated liver function tests persisted in our patient despite cholecystectomy; however, they normalized with chemotherapy administration, ...
Lakhan Shaheen E - - 2008
Desmoid fibromatoses are benign, slow growing fibroblastic neoplasms, arising from musculoaponeurotic stromal elements. Desmoids are characterized by local invasion, with a high rate of local recurrence and a tendency to destroy adjacent structures and organs. Desmoid fibromatoses are rare in children, and though they may occur in the head and ...
Vazan David F - - 2008
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has recently become a significant pathogen in ocular and systemic disease. Both community- and nosocomial-acquired MRSA orbital cellulitis have been reported in adults. However, there exist only very few published case reports of pediatric MRSA orbital cellulitis, and it is unclear whether these infections were hospital ...
Erb Melanie H - - 2007
PURPOSE: To review the clinical findings in orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis and discuss treatment options. Clinical features, histopathologic characteristics, and treatment options are reviewed. METHODS: A Medline literature search from 1966 to 2004 was performed, using the key words: orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis, orbitopalpebral neurofibromatosis, orbitofacial neurofibromatosis, cranio-orbital neurofibromatosis, and cranio-orbital-temporal neurofibromatosis, and the ...
Oztürkcan Sedat - - 2008
If the jugular bulb normally surrounded by a bony layer in jugular fossa is anatomically over the inferior surface of the bony annulus, in the middle ear or over the basal turn of cochlea, it is then named as high jugular bulb (HJB). It may be dehiscent or aberrant. It ...
Attili Suresh V S - - 2008
Non-pulmonary metastases in osteosarcoma are increasingly recognized because of improved longevity in patients receiving modern treatment. One rare site of metastasis is the orbit, with only three cases reported so far. This report describes a 16-year-old male patient, who underwent above-knee amputation for right tibial osteosarcoma and later presented with ...
Brannan Paul A - - 2007
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sclerosing idiopathic orbital inflammation is a rare, distinct subset of orbital inflammation. No consistent therapeutic regimen has been described and the majority of reports on this disease are case reports or small case series. This review looks at historical and current treatment modalities in an attempt to ...
Gerlach Rüdiger - - 2007
An intramedullary abscess of the spinal cord (IASC) represents a rare disease associated with a potentially devastating outcome. Few cases involving children suffering from an IASC have been reported in the neurosurgical literature. In the majority of the reported pediatric cases there were either congenital abnormalities, such as a dermal ...
Taguchi Katsuji K Department of Pathology, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, - - 2007
There have been very few reports in Japan of patients with allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS). We describe two cases caused by Bipolaris spicifera and Schizophyllum commune. The patients were a 70-year-old male (Case 1) and a 55-year-old female (Case 2). Both presented with nasal obstruction and purulent nasal discharge. CT ...
Hooda S - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of Masson's pseudotumour or intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia presenting in the ethmoid sinus. CASE REPORT: We present a diagnostically challenging case of Masson's pseudotumour of the ethmoid sinus presenting with persistent epistaxis and a review of the available literature. CONCLUSION: Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia is ...
Ahmed J - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Embryological remnants of third or fourth branchial pouches are a rare but important cause of recurrent neck abscesses in children. They are characterised by an internal opening in the piriform fossa. Traditional management involves surgical excision of the entire tract. We present our experience with the use of monopolar ...
Cavazza S - - 2007
Two Caucasian males (57 and 70 years old) were referred to our attention with parasinus mucoceles, maxillary and frontal mucocele, respectively, that had eroded the orbital rim and caused swelling of the eyelids and brow. Invasion of the orbital space caused several ophthalmic symptoms such as diplopia, proptosis, ptosis, and ...
Müller-Richter U D A - - 2007
The complete traumatic dislocation of the globe into the maxillary sinus is a very rare event. Due to the intense force affecting the orbit, the impact on the globe and its accompanying structures is normally very severe. A case is reported of complete dislocation of the globe into the maxillary ...
Kiroglu Y - - 2007
Pneumosinus dilatans is a term used to describe a localized abnormal dilatation of one or more paranasal sinuses without radiological evidence of localized bone destruction, hyperostosis or mucous membrane thickening. The involvement of all paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells has been named pneumosinus dilatans multiplex. Although the involvement of ...
Brown Michael E - - 2007
The discovery of dwarf planet Eris was followed shortly by the discovery of its satellite, Dysnomia, but the satellite orbit, and thus the system mass, was not known. New observations with the Keck Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescopes show that Dysnomia has a circular orbit with a radius of ...
Viswanatha Borlingegowda - - 2007
Cholesteatoma of the maxillary sinus is a rare condition, but it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any slowly expanding lesion of the maxillary sinus. Because the keratinizing squamous epithelium continues to desquamate and expand, thereby causing erosion of the surrounding structures, the cholesteatoma sac must be removed ...
Assimakopoulos Stelios F - - 2007
A potential complication of leptospirosis is cardiovascular involvement. Electrocardiographic abnormalities are frequent. Leptospirosis has been reported to be one of the infectious causes of relative bradycardia, but severe absolute sinus bradycardia has been rarely described as a potential electrocardiographic alteration. We present a case of marked sinus bradycardia (35 bpm) ...
Zihni Sanus Galip - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Orbital hypertelorism is defined as a lateralization of the total orbit. This condition is associated almost always with congenital abnormalities. An acquired total displacement of the orbit is almost impossible once the bony pillars of the craniofacial complex are established. The aim of this article was to discuss a ...
Goawalla A - - 2007
Cavernous sinus thrombosis may occur as a secondary threatening condition to spread from local or distant foci of infection. We report a case where secondary retrograde spread occurred to both the ipsilateral and contralateral orbits with very different clinical manifestations. To our knowledge such spread is unreported. The case highlights ...
Mridha Asit Ranjan - - 2007
Only 21 cases of primary orbital liposarcoma have been previously published. We report two such rare cases in a 50-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman. The diagnosis is usually established after histopathologic examination. This paper also describes clinical and radiologic features and gives a brief review of the literature.
Birkent Hakan - - 2007
Maxillary sinus hypoplasia (MSH) is an uncommon clinical entity that represents a persistent decrease in sinus volume resulting from a centripetal retraction of the maxillary sinus walls. Pathophysiology of MSH is still controversial. Obstruction of the maxillary sinus ostium and negative pressure in the sinus has been mostly implicated in ...
Ameen Mahreen - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis, a rare opportunistic fungal infection, is re-emerging in importance with the increase in prevalence of immunosuppressive states, both as a result of therapy and disease. METHODS: We report five cases of mucormycosis diagnosed by the Dermatology Department and managed jointly with the Medical and Surgical Services of "Dr ...
Torres Jesús J - - 2007
We present 2 cases of orbital metastases of male breast cancer, a very rare association in the context of a rare disease. We also provide a review of the literature on this topic including the 4 previously reported cases. Our cases presented with diplopia and proptosis. Orbital biopsies were performed ...
Valença Marcelo M - - 2007
We describe a 47-year-old woman with a 3-year history of a continuum mild-moderate right-side headache, with exacerbations, associated with stabbing volleys of pain on right orbit-temporal region (10/10) and right eye ptosis and lacrimation with conjunctival injection. The pain was completely abolished with indomethacin (100 mg per day). The diagnosis ...
Hansen Søren - - 2007
A case of a massive cholesteatoma of the frontal sinus in an 80-year-old female is reported. This lesion is very uncommon and a review of the English literature revealed only 12 reported cases. Characteristically, these tumors present unilaterally as a painless, slow-growing mass, often accompanied by frontal headache, proptosis and ...
Yazici B - - 2007
Pneumosinus dilatans (PSD) is a rare condition of unknown aetiology in which there is enlargement of the paranasal sinuses by air, where the affected sinus expands beyond the normal boundaries of bone without thinning of its bony walls. The case of a 28 year old male with PSD, who had ...
Chandra Aman - - 2007
We describe the case of a 53-year-old man presenting with bilateral proptosis and raised intraocular pressure. Computed tomography imaging revealed these signs to be secondary to a frontoethmoidal mucocele with bilateral orbital invasion. Bilateral increased intraocular pressure is unusual in cases of frontoethmoidal mucoceles, but prompt imaging and treatment can ...
Rogers Gary F - - 2007
Cranial synostosis is relatively common; however, premature closure of a facial suture is remarkably rare. We describe an adolescent male with zygomaticotemporal synostosis that manifested as progressive midfacial and orbital asymmetry, angulation of the cranial base, and nasal deviation. To our knowledge, this is the first description of this anomaly ...
Ozcan K M - - 2007
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a non-neoplastic fibro-osseous lesion. Paranasal sinus involvement is infrequent. Involvement of the frontal sinus, sphenoid sinus, and middle turbinate is rare, and only sporadic cases have been reported in the literature. Nasal turbinates and especially the inferior turbinate are the least involved bones of the craniofacial ...
Ogunleye A O A - - 2006
An unusual case of malignant schwannoma with involvement of the forehead, external nose, right nasal cavity, paranasal sinus system (bilateral frontal sinus, right ethmoidal sinus), right orbit and anterior cranial fossa is reported in a Nigerian. Malignant schwannomas of the paranasal sinus are extremely rare, as only 20 well-documented cases ...
Adhikari Prakash - - 2006
A case of Oncocytoma of maxillary sinus in a 73 years old female is reported along with a brief review of literature. To the best of our knowledge this extremely rare tumor is the first of its kind reported in Nepal. Literature review has revealed only four such cases originating ...
Munir N - - 2007
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a devastating, rapidly progressive and often fatal opportunistic fungal infection predominantly affecting individuals with underlying metabolic and/or immunological compromise. Intracranial extension of the disease has invariably been associated with mortality.We present a review of optimum management of rhinocerebral mucormycosis and a case report of sinonasal mucormycosis with ...
Bates Dwight D - - 2006
Fungal sinusitis secondary to Pseudallescheria boydii is rare, as only 25 cases have been previously reported in the literature. Although Pboydii resembles Aspergillus on pathologic examination, it is typically resistant to amphotericin B. Therefore, culture is necessary to differentiate the two. Patients with P boydii sinusitis should generally be treated ...
Henry Sonia A - - 2006
Escape-capture bigeminy is a bigeminal rhythm in which each escape beat is followed by a captured beat. This dysrhythmia is very rare, because its manifestation requires the sinus interval to be longer than the escape interval. This is possible only with severe sinus nodal disease, where the intrinsic sinus rate ...
Kang Kui Dong - - 2006
Acute extraocular muscle restriction in children is a rare condition; orbital myositis is the most common cause. Most neuropathic or myopathic causes of strabismus present as an incomitant deviation. We report a case of orbital cellulitis preceding acute comitant esotropia in a patient showing no evidence of myositis or neurologic ...
Huh Winston W - - 2006
We present 3 cases of children who developed recurrent rhabdomyosarcoma with metastases to the orbit and review the medical literature. Eight additional cases have previously been reported. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma was diagnosed in 7 cases. All 11 patients had stage 3 or 4 tumors at diagnosis, but none had orbital involvement ...
Agarwal Atin - - 2006
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML) also called as Rosai Dorfman disease is a rare histiocytic proliferative disorder of unknown etiology. Histological features currently define it. Persistent painless lymphadenopathy due to expansion of sinuses infiltrated with benign histiocytes and plasma cells and emperipolesis are the characteristic features of SHML. Our ...
Lee Hye Yeon - - 2006
Clinicians have encountered many variations of the middle turbinate. Previous descriptions of the middle turbinate were only focused on its size and shape and lacked surgical implications associated with endoscopic sinus surgery. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the surgical anatomy of the middle turbinate in hemisected ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2007
We present a case of a child born with a birthmark over the lumbar spine, which harbored a pinhole-sized opening. At 6 months of age the child presented with fever of unknown origin. Subsequent lower extremity pain resulted in imaging studies that revealed a spinal mass with extension into the ...
Mulwafu, W. K.
A wide range of fungi have been associated with Allergic Fungal Sinusitis (AFS) or Eosinophilic fungal rhinosinusitis ( EFRS) as it is known in some institutions. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of aggressive, invasive AFS due to Acremonium species occurring in an immunocompetent patient and leading ...
Joshi Pragnesh - - 2006
Abstract : Aneurysms of the Sinus of Valsalva (ASOV) are rare. We describe two cases of huge unruptured ASOV and discuss the management options. The first case was treated with sinus reconstruction and the second case was treated with "Hemiroot Replacement". One year follow up was uneventful. Although unruptured, hemodynamically ...
Cakmak Serkan - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sinus venosus defect is a rare cardiac abnormality, provoking an interatrial shunting outside the interatrial septum. Echographic diagnosis is difficult and may require examination by a specialized cardiologist. SUMMARY OF CASE: We report the case of a young woman who presented with repeated episodes of hemiparesis. CONCLUSIONS: ...
Ramani P - - 2006
The cholesterol granuloma is a particular form of granulation tissue developing as part of a variety of tissue reactions. It is usually associated with chronic middle ear disease and is common in the mastoid antrum of temporal bone. Cholesterol granuloma is rare in maxillary antrum. A case is reported of ...
Semino Lucia - - 2006
Hemangioendothelioma (HE) is a rare vascular tumor of endothelial cell origin that usually involves long bone or soft tissue. However, there are cases of head and neck involvement. In the literature, only 19 cases of nasal involvement are described. We report a case of an 18-month-old child who had HE ...
Nishi Yukiko - - 2006
The efficacy of sliced costal cartilage chip grafts for the treatment of late posttraumatic enophthalmos was investigated. Surgery was conducted based on the method reported by Matsuo et al. in 1989. After making an incision in the lower eyelid, dissecting the subperiosteum of the medial orbital wall, orbital floor and ...
Blasi M A - - 2006
PURPOSE: Extraocular extension of uveal melanoma can be accompanied by proptosis and signs of orbital inflammation but this clinical presentation is an uncommon feature if the tumor is solely intraocular. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: The authors describe a patient with a medium-sized necrotic uveal melanoma, without extraocular spread, presenting with ...
Yoon Tae Mi - - 2006
Organized hematoma of the maxillary sinus is a rare clinical disease. To our knowledge, only a few cases of organized hematoma of the maxillary sinus have previously been published, most coming without bleeding history and disorders. We report three cases of organized hematoma of the maxillary sinus presenting with an ...
Williams Christopher P R - - 2006
Persistent fetal vasculature (PFV), also known as persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous (PHPV), is a failure of regression of the primary vitreous, which usually occurs in isolation. Orbital lymphangiomas present in early life with eyelid swelling or proptosis and are not associated with intraocular abnormalities. We report the case of a ...
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