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Giaccaglia Valentina - - 2011
Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign vascular lesion occurring most commonly on the acral skin of children. It is a capillary hemangioma of lobular subtype, often prone to bleeding. Surgical removal of the lesion is indicated to prevent bleeding and avoid diagnostic uncertainty. We describe a successful surgical removal of ...
Ryan Mark L - - 2011
We present the case of an 8-month-old infant with a small bowel obstruction secondary to an ileocolic intussusception without a pathologic lead point. During pneumatic reduction, the patient went into cardiopulmonary arrest, at which point portal venous gas (PVG) was visualized on radiography. Here we present-to our knowledge-the first reported ...
Lopiccolo Matteo C - - 2011
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Ahmadpour-Kacho Mousa - - 2011
Diaphragmatic paralysis in newborns is related to brachial plexus palsy. It can cause respiratory failure necessitating prolonged mechanical ventilation and subsequent extubation failure. We present a two-hour-old male newborn with a birth weight of 4500 grams who had a right-sided brachial plexus palsy and right diaphragmatic paralysis due to shoulder ...
Seifarth Federico G - - 2011
Small bowel intussusception in infancy owing to a pathologic lead point is a rare event requiring immediate surgical attention. We report a case of a 7-month-old patient presenting with ileoileal intussusception with isolated heterotopic pancreas as the lead point. We review the literature of small bowel intussusception focusing on diagnosis ...
Loukas Marios - - 2011
Originally described over 300 years ago, the clinical scenario of intussusception remains incompletely understood. Intussusception is now one of the conditions that can be, most of the time, preoperatively diagnosed and treated with success. This article reviews the literature regarding this pathological state of the abdomen and discusses what is ...
Nikolousis Emmanouil - - 2011
Fungal endocarditis (FE) is a rare complication in immunocompromised patients which is difficult to diagnose and has been characterized by excessive mortality (> 50%) and morbidity, regardless of treatment. The lack of clinical trials due to the small number of cases contributes further to a poor outcome. In our two ...
Dar Rayees Ahmad - - 2011
Teratomas are tumors composed of tissues derived from more than one germ cell line. Pulmonary teratomas are rare and commonly involve the upper lobe of the left lung. Criteria for pulmonary origin are the exclusion of a gonadal or other extragonadal primary site and origin entirely within the lung. We ...
Doshi Rishi R - - 2011
The authors report a rare case of a 32-year-old woman who developed endogenous Candida albicans endophthalmitis following spontaneous abortion and removal of a contraceptive intrauterine device. Considerations regarding diagnosis and management are presented based on a review of the literature.
Minaei Kambiz - - 2011
The genus Allothrips Hood, with one species A. bournieri Mound, is reported for the first time in Iran and the generic classification of Phlaeothripidae is discussed briefly. A key is provided to distinguish the four genera recorded in Iran of the spore-feeding thrips in the Idolothripinae.
Dicken M - - 2010
Equine cutaneous fungal granulomas have been previously referred to in New Zealand (Fairley 1998), and are described in the veterinary literature from around the world, including North America and Australia (Pascoe and Summers 1981; Genovese et al. 2001; Valentine et al. 2006), but no peer-reviewed reports appear published in the ...
Floyd Michael St John MS - - 2011
Subcutaneous granuloma annulare of the penis is rare, with only 10 cases in the world literature. This paper describes the youngest case ever reported and reviews its clinical features and management.
Caccetta Tony Philip - - 2012
Multiple minute digitate hyperkeratosis (MMDH) is a rare disorder of keratinization with many different names. We present a case of MMDH and review the literature. We propose and discuss the classification the digitate keratoses, which include MMDH, lichen spinulosus, phrynoderma, spiny keratoderma, arsenical keratosis, multiple filiform verrucae, postirradiation digitate keratosis, ...
Giourgos Georgios - - 2010
Anatomic variations of the sinonasal bony framework in the pediatric population are quite common. In children with such variations, however, bony pneumatization is uncommon. Moreover, pneumatization of the inferior turbinate in children is extremely rare; to the best of our knowledge, only 3 cases have been previously reported in the ...
Piraccini B M - - 2010
Nail pyogenic granuloma (PG) is common, often seen as an urgent case, given the recent onset as a bleeding nodule. Nail PGs are due to different causes that act through different pathogenetic mechanisms and may be treated in several ways. Both causes and treatments of nail PG have never been ...
Schellenberg Kerri - - 2010
We report a 64-year-old female with predominantly bulbar amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who experienced 'roaring' in her ears. She was diagnosed with patulous Eustachian tube, which is presumed to occur secondary to bulbar weakness. The roaring adversely affected the management of her ALS by impairing her ability to tolerate BiPaP. A ...
Méndez Carlos E - - 2010
Multiple myeloma is an incurable clonal B-cell malignancy with terminally differentiated plasma cells that accounts for 1% of all malignancies in the United States. It may present with tumors consisting of discrete masses of neoplastic monoclonal plasma cells in either bone or soft tissues. Central nervous system (CNS) involvement of ...
Olubunmi Ogunrin A - - 2010
Tuberous sclerosis is a rare neuro-cutaneous syndrome, one of the phakomatosis, characterized by facial angiofibromas (adenoma sebaceum), mental retardation and epilepsy. This classic triad occurs in less than one half of patients, probably in one-third, thus requiring a high index of suspicion to diagnose. Consequently it may easily be misdiagnosed ...
Machaczka Maciej - - 2011
Acquired or secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH) is a life-threatening hyperinflammation syndrome caused mostly by various infectious agents, autoimmune disorders or malignancy. So far, only anecdotal cases of sHLH associated with multiple myeloma have been published. We provide a review of all these reports and include a previously not published case ...
Chan Joel Juin-Li - - 2010
Pilomatricomas are the most common superficial pediatric tumor and current literature demonstrates that they can be diagnosed clinically. Excisional biopsy is recommended for diagnosis and curative treatment. Because the recurrence rate after excision is low, pilomatrical carcinoma should be considered in the case of local recurrence. Multiple pilomatricomas, on the ...
Braverman Rebecca S - - 2010
To describe a case of an incidental finding of bilateral corectopia detected by photo screening which ultimately led to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Case presentation and literature review. Corectopia may be congenital or acquired. Midbrain corectopia is commonly caused by infarction and demyelinating disease can cause autonomic pupil abnormalities ...
Rison Richard A - - 2010
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (the most common form of motor neuron disease) is a progressive and devastating disease involving both lower and upper motor neurons, typically following a relentless path towards death. Given the gravity of this diagnosis, all efforts must be made by the clinician to exclude alternative and more ...
Alan Arbuckle H - - 2010
Papular xanthoma is a rare normolipemic xanthomatous skin disease which primarily occurs in adults. While this rare disorder has been documented in children, all but one reported in the literature had a normal lipid profile. We report a 10-year-old girl with multiple papule xanthomas on her face that had an ...
Kapila Rajeev Kumar - - 2010
This paper presents our experience with three cases of very unusual impacted foreign bodies in larynx and all without any Classical signs and symptoms of foreign body inhalation. Review of literature reveals that these conditions are rare and reported infrequently. Correct diagnosis and adequate approach is necessary as foreign bodies ...
Belanger Heather G - - 2010
Debate continues about the long-term neuropsychological impact of multiple mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). A meta-analysis of the relevant literature was conducted to determine the impact of having a history of more than one self-reported MTBI (versus just one MTBI) across seven cognitive domains, as well as symptom complaints. The ...
Binning Mandy J - - 2009
The authors report on a case of intracranial candidiasis in an immunocompetent neonate with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. The child was known to be colonized with yeast as she had been treated for oral thrush; however, she did not have systemic candidiasis. Despite initial treatment with antifungal medication, intraventricular fungus balls ...
Hill S - - 2009
Glomuvenous malformations are a subtype of venous malformations, which present in infancy or childhood. We describe a teenage girl who presented with multiple digital glomuvenous malformations from birth. In addition, she had an epidermal naevus on the upper lip, an area of congenital alopecia of the scalp, heterochromia irides and ...
Misselwitz Benjamin - - 2010
Hyperlipidemic myeloma is a rare and poorly understood variant of multiple myeloma. We report the case of a 53-year-old woman with hyperlipidemic myeloma, skin xanthomas and hyperviscosity syndrome who underwent allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. A comprehensive literature search identified 52 additional cases with plasma cell disease and hyperlipidemia. A detailed ...
Suryanarayanan R - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To report the coexistence of multiple tegmen defects, forming a 'honeycomb' pattern, together with dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal. CASE REPORTS: We describe three cases in which the above findings were noted, and we review the relevant literature. CONCLUSION: Superior semicircular canal dehiscence is defined as the absence ...
Sharma Devesh - - 2010
Multiple palmar xanthomas may often be seen first by the hand surgeon. One such case presented to us in the hand clinic. Further investigations revealed the presence of a more sinister metabolic problem of type III hyperlipoproteinemia. We discuss the details of this case and review relevant literature on the ...
Okoli Kelechi - - 2009
Although systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with lymphoid malignancies, concurrent multiple myeloma and SLE are rare. We report a 28-year-old black woman with SLE who developed smoldering IgA kappa multiple myeloma. The coexistence of these conditions in this age and race has not been previously reported. A literature search ...
Burkat Cat N - - 2009
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell malignancy that destroys skeletal, renal, and neurological function. Orbital involvement is rare, but has been considered an initial presentation for the malignancy. Furthermore, an association between the subtype of multiple myeloma and the likelihood of orbital infiltration has been suggested. We present a case ...
Gershtenson Platina Coy - - 2010
The presence of multiple dermatofibromas is rare and is defined as more than 15 lesions. Multiple clustered dermatofibroma (MCDF) is a distinct entity with only 12 reported cases in the literature. MCDF occurs in healthy individuals of both sexes in the first to third decades on the lower half of ...
Ozturk M A - - 2009
Coexistence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and multiple myeloma (MM) is an extremely rare condition. Appearance of synchronous RCC and MM was not reported independently so far. In this brief communication, we report 2 cases of synchronous RCC and MM, discuss common risk factors or pathogenetic mechanisms seen in either ...
Oluk M A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We report the first case of nasal and nasopharyngeal amyloidosis secondary to multiple myeloma; this case also represents the fourth report of systemic nasal or nasopharyngeal amyloidosis. METHOD: Case report and review of the world literature concerning nasal and nasopharyngeal amyloidosis epidemiology, presentation and management. RESULTS: Nasal and nasopharyngeal ...
Waller Jeanette M - - 2009
Bortezomib has shown significant efficacy in the treatment of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM) and is generally well tolerated. We report a 65-year-old male patient undergoing bortezomib therapy for MM who, with the addition of liposomal doxorubicin, presented with severe paralytic ileus, peripheral neuropathy, pruritic rash, and testicular pain. ...
Fennessy B G - - 2011
We report the presentation and management of an 18-year-old male, who presented with bilateral carotid body paragangliomas and a unilateral jugular body paraganglioma. A comprehensive review of the medical literature concerning paragangliomas in the pediatric and adult population is discussed. Presentations of multiple paragangliomas in an 18-year-old have never been ...
Yang Xiumin - - 2010
We provide the first report of rhinofacial conidiobolomycosis caused by Conidiobolus coronatus in China. The patient was a 36-year-old male rice farmer from Jiang Xi province who presented with diffuse swelling with classical centrofacial distribution and involvement of the right paranasal sinuses. Histopathology showed granulomas with hyphae surrounded by an ...
Kolla Nathan J - - 2009
In adults, the desire for a healthy limb amputation has been reported in both the lay press and the scientific literature. While the etiology of this condition is currently unknown, prevailing theories have tended to conceptualize the phenomenon as paraphilic in origin. In this report, we present the case of ...
Rodríguez-Martín Marina - - 2009
Eccrine spiradenoma (ES) is a benign uncommon tumor of skin adnexa with a characteristic clinical and histopathological presentation. Typically, it presents as a painful, slow growing and solitary nodule on the head or upper trunk in adult patients. We report a child with linear ES which presented with asymptomatic papulonodular ...
Sidhu Harleen K HK Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA. - - 2010
Enfuvirtide (ENF, T-20, or Fuzeon [Hoffman-La Roche Inc, Nutley, NJ, and Trimeris, Inc, Durham, NC]) is an HIV-1 fusion inhibitor and is the only injectable antiretroviral drug available. Injection site reactions (ISRs) are the most frequently reported adverse events, occurring in about 98% of patients. A granuloma annulare-like granulomatous ISR ...
Dastgir Jahannaz - - 2009
Tumefactive demyelinating lesions are a known but uncommon complication of multiple sclerosis, a disease rarely reported in children. This is the case of a 16-year-old African American patient with multiple sclerosis, who developed 2 tumefactive demyelinating lesions. Review of the literature and our own experience helped formulate an algorithm for ...
Prasad R - - 2009
Non-secretory multiple myeloma (NSMM) is a rare variant of the classic form of multiple myeloma in which no monoclonal gammopathy can be demonstrated in the serum or urine. Most reported cases of NSMM show the presence of lytic lesions on skeletal radiography. We describe a rare case of non-secretory myeloma ...
Khaira Ambar - - 2009
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is estimated to have infected about 350 million people worldwide, making it one of the most common human pathogens. Renal involvement is among its most common extra hepatic manifestations and usually manifests in the form of immune complex mediated glomerulopathy, such as membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN), ...
Dmello Dayton - - 2009
Endobronchial leiomyomas are rare benign tumors of the lung, arising from the smooth muscle of the bronchial tree. Symptomatology is based on the degree of endoluminal bronchial obstruction, and surgical resection has generally been the mainstay of treatment. We describe a mechanically ventilated patient with recurrent atelectasis and a postobstructive ...
Fusun Kalpaklioglu Ayse - - 2009
We report a 41-year-old patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who was successfully desensitized after she developed non-injection-site urticaria and angioedema due to interferon (IFN)-beta1a. Although a few cases of urticaria and anaphylaxis have been reported in the literature, to our knowledge this is the first report of a successful desensitization ...
Thiyanaratnam Jayantha - - 2009
Granuloma faciale (GF) is a rare benign chronic inflammatory dermatosis usually appearing only on the face. The lesions of GF typically present as single, asymptomatic, erythematous, non-changing nodules or plaques. We present an illustrative case of GF and briefly review available treatment options.
Aneiros-Fernandez Jose - - 2009
Multiple eccrine hidrocystomas of de upper lip are bening cystic lesions that are associated with a chronic course. It is reported in the literature as a rare pathology. We describe the case of a 60-year-old woman who was referred to the dermatology department for presenting multiple lesions translucent papular asymptomic ...
Weisel Katja C - - 2009
Light-chain deposition disease (LCDD) is a multisystemic disorder associated with plasma cell dyscrasias and multiple myeloma. It is histologically characterized by the deposition of a homogeneous, in electron microscopy granular, slightly eosinophilic material showing positivity usually for kappa light chains. In contrast to AL-amyloidosis, the material is negative for Congo ...
Kabre R - - 2009
Foreign body ingestion is a common occurrence in the pediatric population. Frequent culprits include coins, toys, sharp objects and bones, which most often pass spontaneously. Magnet ingestion, however, can be a serious matter, especially when more than one is taken in. The extremely strong magnetic force between multiple magnets may ...
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