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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 ...
Sarwat Amr M - - 2009
Schwannomatosis is a clinical syndrome that requires thorough clinical and radiological assessments before the diagnosis is made. Although schwannomatosis has been reported before, all were in multiple organ sites. The authors report a case of multiple intra-dural schwannomas of the conus medullaris expressing HIF-1, galectin-3, cox-2 and Wilms tumor-1 protein; ...
Yardley Ian - - 2008
Multiple jejunoileal atresia is a challenge to the pediatric surgeon. The aim of the study is to preserve bowel length and prevent the long-term complications of short bowel syndrome. The authors present a rare case of combined multiple jejunoileal atresia and colonic atresia managed by 9 primary anastomoses over a ...
Perez F - - 2009
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), a mitochondrial disease, is clinically characterized by a bilateral subacute loss of central vision consecutive to optic nerve involvement. In some cases of LHON, neurological features are reported including multiple sclerosis-like (MSL) phenotype. We report one additional male patient displaying LHON-MSL associated with the prevalent ...
Fernandez-Aguilar Sergio - - 2008
We report the case of an otherwise healthy 67-year-old woman who presented with bilateral breast masses and calcifications. Bilateral mammary biopsies showed infiltration by monoclonal neoplastic plasma cells and diffuse osseous metaplasia. Congo red stains and immunohistochemistry showed amyloid deposits. This case illustrates why multiple myeloma should be kept in ...
Wong Allen - - 2008
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) was first described in the late 1800s as a relative of neurofibromatosis, but it has since been identified as a discrete disorder. Patients with TSC typically present with facial adenomas, seizure disorder, and a developmental disability. The syndrome is caused by mutations in either chromosomes 9 ...
Viglizzo G - - 2008
We report on a case of multiple dermatomyofibromas on the posterior neck of a 10-year-old boy. Dermatomyofibroma is a benign proliferation of myofibroblasts of the skin. It is more common in adolescents and young adults, with a female preponderance. It usually appears as a single plaque or nodule. To our ...
Mangat Pamela - - 2008
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), characterised by longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM), was previously thought to be a variant of multiple sclerosis. Transverse myelitis may be a manifestation of autoimmune connective tissue diseases and NMO is now recognised to be a humorally mediated autoimmune disease. We present a case of NMO associated ...
Gueiros Luiz Alcino - - 2008
The hyaline ring granuloma is a distinct oral entity characterized as a foreign body reaction occurring either centrally or peripherally. The granulomas may assume different histological characteristics, possibly related to the length of time in the tissue, and adequate recognition is important to avoid misdiagnosis. The aim of this article ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2008
A review of the ancient world finds multiple documentations describing the use of the human calvaria as a drinking implement. This term, which is frequently and incorrectly called the "calvarium," has a unique history among multiple cultures of the world. For example, the purported site of Jesus' crucifixion "Calvary" is ...
Chen C-Y - - 2008
Rhizobium radiobacter is an uncommon opportunistic pathogen present in soil. It has been particularly associated with indwelling intravascular devices in immunocompromised patients. In this report, we summarise the case of a patient with multiple myeloma who developed R. radiobacter bacteraemia during autologous stem cell leucopheresis. Retrospective investigation revealed exposure to ...
Dalton Catherine C National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK. - - 2008
A serious intrathecal baclofen overdose occurred in a 45-year-old woman with primary progressive multiple sclerosis following a catheter dye study with concomitant change in baclofen concentration. The pump and catheter were emptied of baclofen 2000 microg/mL, refilled and primed with baclofen 1000 microg/mL. No correction was made for the ;dead ...
Schaffer Julie V - - 2008
A 4-month-old girl developed coalescing, red-purple, firm plaques with irregular borders and superimposed papules in the left groin. The lesions were tender to palpation and they slowly expanded and became thicker over the next year. Histopathologic evaluation showed multiple, discrete lobules of tightly packed capillaries in a 'cannonball' pattern within ...
Singal Archana - - 2008
A 10-year-old immunocompetent boy presented with multiple, verrucous, disseminated pheohyphomycotic lesions caused by Exophiala spinifera. The patient was not responsive to combination antifungal therapy (itraconazole, terbinafine, fluconazole) and cryotherapy. As antifungal susceptibility is known to be variable for Exophiala spinifera, in vitro sensitivity testing is recommended before medical treatment. This ...
Kuroda Junya - - 2008
Overlapping of essential thrombocythemia (ET) and multiple myeloma (MM) has been extremely rare. Our report concerns a case with concomitant ET and MM, where JAK2V617F was present in non-myeloma peripheral blood leukocytes and bone marrow (BM) hematopoietic cells, but not in BM-derived CD138-positive myeloma cells. In contrast, double-color fluorescence in ...
Al-Omari B - - 2008
Pyogenic granuloma gravidarum is a rare condition. There have been very few reports in the literature of these tumours affecting the tongue. We describe a case of pyogenic granuloma occurring on the tongue of a female who was 32 weeks pregnant. We present the clinical and histopathological features of this ...
Fernandez-Flores Angel - - 2008
Multiple pilomatricomas are rare. In the literature, they have been associated with many conditions, although the most common association is with myotonic dystrophy. We present a new association not previously described in the literature, observed in a 28-year-old male with three pilomatricomas, who had been diagnosed with seminoma 15 months ...
Lee Kai H - - 2007
Dental practitioners are usually the first health professionals to examine and diagnose patients with oral pyogenic granuloma. Usually of traumatic origin, the lesion results from an overly aggressive immune response. Despite several accepted methods of treatment, recurrence is common. This paper reports on a case of recurrent pyogenic granuloma and ...
Kerr Sarah - - 2007
The differential diagnosis for hypophosphatemia is long, and involves complex, overlapping physiological systems. Practitioners are often guilty, however, of simply supplementing phosphate without fully investigating the etiology of the problem. The purpose of this case presentation is to illustrate a case of spurious hypophosphatemia that initially led to unnecessary phosphate ...
Aygencel G - - 2008
Ecthyma gangrenosum (EG) is considered to be a pathognomonic sign of Pseudomonas aeruginosa septicemia and is predominantly seen in immunosuppressed patients. Although P. aeruginosa is the most recognized pathogen of EG, numerous other organisms have been reported to cause clinically identical lesions. We report a case of an EG-like eruption ...
Tzoufi Meropi S - - 2008
Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare disorder characterized by venous malformations usually affecting the skin and the gastrointestinal tract. These skin haemangiomas are present at birth and deteriorate as the body grows, causing primarily cosmetic problems. The haemangiomas of the gastrointestinal tract may appear later in life ...
Yanagawa Youichi - - 2007
DATA SOURCES: We report one case and analyzed 15 Japanese cases concerning multiple organ failure induced by wasp stings. DATA EXTRACTION: Thirteen of 15 cases were associated with skin hemorrhage or necrosis after wasp stings. The mean number of stings (+/- standard error) in the patients who died (59 +/- ...
Husein Omar F - - 2007
Extramedullary plasmacytoma involving the skull base is rare. We describe what we believe is the first reported case of recurrent multiple myeloma presenting as an isolated lesion in the central skull base in a patient with no evidence of systemic involvement. We discuss the patient's presentation, clinical course, and treatment, ...
Kaufman Rod - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: This case study describes a patient diagnosed with early manifestations of multiple myeloma and illustrates relevant aspects of differential diagnosis and the use of laboratory, radiologic, and advanced imaging techniques to aid in establishing the diagnosis and issues of management. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 36-year-old male student experienced midback pain ...
Abdolrasouli Alireza - - 2007
The present report describes a case of persistent urethritis accompanied by prostatitis due to Trichomonas vaginalis in a young male patient. The importance of the laboratory diagnosis of trichomoniasis in persistent or recurrent urethritis (ie, testing samples from multiple sites) is highlighted, with the aim of improving the clinical recognition ...
Gouveia Liliana Olim - - 2007
There are few reports describing young-onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Age at onset is a prognostic factor in ALS, and thus it is relevant to investigate the clinical features of very young ALS patients. We describe three young-onset ALS cases and review the literature. SOD1 mutations were not identified. Our ...
Pallotta Rosanna - - 2007
We report an apparently healthy 5-year-old girl with multiple vertebral segmentation defects, partial fusion of some left ribs, abnormal vertebral arches, left renal agenesis, and a 'Cooley-like' hand appearance radiologically. The costovertebral defects were extensive but not contiguous, which establishes this case as being different from the Mendelian forms of ...
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