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Kombogiorgas D - - 2006
We present a giant clival chordoma with disseminated disease but without involvement of the clivus. To our knowledge, this is the youngest child and only the second case, presenting without base of skull involvement, in paediatric literature and the fourth reported case of a chordoma in a patient with tuberous ...
Dummer Reinhard - - 2006
We report the case of a 50-year-old woman with multiple soft papules in the perioral region resistant to local corticosteroid and antibiotic therapies. Histology revealed elastosis colloidalis conglomerata. There were no hints for a deposition disease. The patient was treated with local retinoids. We report on the therapeutic outcome.
Kondo Maho - - 2006
A 4-year and 8-month-old Chinese-Japanese boy, who had been visiting Dalian, China frequently, developed multiple alopecia lesions 1 year previously. At his initial visit to our department, multiple patchy alopecia with black dots was observed in the parietal scalp area. Multiple erythematous macules were also seen on the face, nape ...
Huntsman Richard J - - 2006
Tuberous sclerosis is a multisystem disorder that is transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. It affects approximately 1 in 10,000 live births. A growing body of evidence implicates a defect of cell maturation and migration in the pathogenesis of many of the lesions in tuberous sclerosis affecting the central nervous ...
Weiss M D - - 2006
We report a case of apparently sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a young pregnant woman presenting subacutely with severe left shoulder pain followed by progressive weakness and wasting of the left arm, mimicking neuralgic amyotrophy. She was later found electrophysiologically to have widespread denervation involving more than just the ...
Culpepper William J WJ - - 2006
Establishment of a national multiple sclerosis (MS) surveillance registry (MSSR) is a primary goal of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MS Center of Excellence. The initial query of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) databases identified 25,712 patients (labeled "VHA MS User Cohort") from fiscal years 1998 to 2002 based on ...
Rashid Rashid M - - 2006
Granuloma inguinale is common in certain regions of the world, however, it is rarely reported in the United States. It is the result of infection by Calymmatobacterium granulomati, although current literature proposes to re-classify this organism as Klebsiella granulomati. Here we report a case of granuloma inguinale, review the literature, ...
Hejmadi R K - - 2006
We report a case of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (epithelioid haemangioma) involving multiple deep mediastinal, abdominal and intramammary lymph nodes in a 52-year-old woman with weight loss and raised CA-125 levels. The unusual clinical presentation with raised CA-125 levels and its occurrence within multiple deep visceral lymph nodes has never ...
Glasgow M A - - 2005
Spitz nevi most commonly present as solitary lesions. Multiple agminated Spitz nevi are a rare presentation, with 38 reported cases in the English language literature. We report a 2-year-old girl who presented with multiple Spitz nevi in a unique, dermatome-like distribution and review the English-language literature on agminated Spitz nevi.
Ariyaratnam S - - 2005
Myeloma is a disease of the bone marrow in which there is malignant proliferation of plasma cells. Myeloma is usually associated with the accumulation of a monoclonal immunoglobulin or light chains in plasma and subsequently an increase in light chains in the urine (Bence-Jones proteins). Renal failure can occur and ...
Reese Drew A - - 2005
Darier disease (DD) is an autosomal-dominant skin disorder that is characterized by multiple keratotic papules, loss of epithelial adhesion, and abnormal keratinization. We describe an unusual case of late-onset unilateral segmental DD that follows the lines of Blaschko. Our patient did not exhibit other classic findings of DD. Our case ...
Caturelli E - - 2006
The very rare case of a non-cirrhotic patient with multiple intrahepatic portosystemic and arteriosystemic vascular shunts, presenting with hyperammoniaemic type B encephalopathy and hypoalbuminaemia due to proteinuria, is reported. The correct diagnosis, suspected by abdominal ultrasound and colour-Doppler imaging, was confirmed by hepatic and superior mesenteric angiography. A comparison with ...
Cowles Robert A - - 2005
A 6-year-old girl with hereditary multiple exostoses presented with spontaneous hemothorax and pericardial effusion. Chest computed tomographic scan showed left-sided costal exostoses protruding into the left side of the chest. She underwent successful thoracoscopic resection of 3 left rib exostoses and made a full recovery. This report illustrates this rare ...
Cholia S S - - 2005
Multiple idiopathic external root resorption is an unusual condition that may present in a cervical or an apical form. In this article, we review the published literature relating to multiple idiopathic external apical root resorption and present four clinical cases. We consider the aetiology of this condition and discuss the ...
Keane James R - - 2005
Internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) is a sign of exquisite localizing value, often due to either multiple sclerosis or infarction. To demonstrate that unusual causes of INO are more common than the 11% reported in previous series, this review considers a case series of 410 inpatients whom I personally examined during a ...
Na Sang-Jun - - 2005
Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema generally occurs following trauma to the esophagus or lung. It also occurs spontaneously in such situations of elevating intra-thoracic pressure as asthma, excessive coughing or forceful straining. We report here on the rare case of a man who experienced the signs of pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema ...
Inoue Yoshio - - 2005
A pleural effusion is a rare presenting feature of multiple myeloma and can be a complication of myelomatous ascites as well. An additional unique feature of our case includes the finding of a normal bone marrow at the time of presentation despite the aggressive course of the disease. To the ...
Maurelli Maurizia - - 2005
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has been described in several cases of clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS). In the majority of these, lumbar puncture followed by intravenous corticosteroid treatment was suspected as the cause. We report what is, to our knowledge, the first case of a patient with a multifocal clinically ...
Dziadzio Magdalena M Centre for Rheumatology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College, Rowland Hill Street, London, NW 32PF, - - 2006
Scleredema (also called scleredema of Buschke) is a fibromucinous connective tissue disorder of unknown cause that belongs to a group of scleroderma-like disorders. We report the case of a 64-year-old lady with long-standing scleredema, associated with a paraprotein, and progressing to multiple myeloma and AL amyloidosis. The relationship of scleredema ...
Kobayashi T - - 2005
A case of multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia (MMPH) associated with tuberous sclerosis is reported. MMPH is a rare pulmonary disorder characterized by the nodular proliferation of type II pneumocytes. In the case presented here, MMPH appeared as multiple, well-defined small nodules with ground-glass opacity. It is necessary to consider MMPH ...
Ioannidou Despina I - - 2005
Scleredema adultorum is a rare sclerotic disorder characterized by diffuse swelling and nonpitting induration of the skin. Its occurrence has been documented in association with infections, diabetes mellitus, paraproteinemia, multiple myeloma, and monoclonal gammopathy. We report an unusual case of a 48-year-old man with an asymptomatic bilateral eyelid edema of ...
Celenk Peruze - - 2005
Tuberous sclerosis is a rare congenital disorder with an incidence of 1 in 6000 births. The classic triad is seizure, mental deficiency, and angiofibromas. Orofacial manifestations include fibrous hyperplasia, hemangioma, bifid uvula, cleft lip and palate, macroglossia, high arched palate, and enamel defects. Benign tumors of the jaws including desmoplastic ...
Cantù P - - 2005
Ringed oesophagus is an increasingly recognised finding in young people presenting with dysphagia and may be related to eosinophilic oesophagitis. Recently, hypotheses regarding potential aetiologies have been proposed but these have not been systemically tested in the majority of reported cases. We report two cases very similar in clinical history ...
England J D - - 2005
The objective of this report was to develop a case definition of distal symmetric polyneuropathy to standardize and facilitate clinical research and epidemiologic studies. A formalized consensus process was employed to reach agreement after a systematic review and classification of evidence from the literature. The literature indicates that symptoms alone ...
England J D - - 2005
The objective of this report was to develop a case definition of "distal symmetrical polyneuropathy" to standardize and facilitate clinical research and epidemiological studies. A formalized consensus process was employed to reach agreement after a systematic review and classification of evidence from the literature. The literature indicates that symptoms alone ...
Mortazavi Hossein - - 2005
A 70-year-old man presents with multiple asymptomatic, yellow to skin-colored firm papules scattered on the scalp; the lesions had been present for about 30 years. Histological findings are consistent with the diagnosis of steatocystoma. We review the English-language literature of the published cases of localized forms of steatocystoma multiplex.
Abelman W - - 2005
Two rare cases of extramedullary pericardial myeloma presenting after initial diagnosis of multiple myeloma are described. A systematic search using PubMed (National Library of Medicine) identified a further 19 cases in the literature. The characteristics of presentation, duration of survival and optimal management of patients with pericardial myelomatous involvement are ...
Rodriguez-Casero M Victoria - - 2005
Acute hearing loss with or without tinnitus has been reported in a number of adult series of multiple sclerosis (MS), but is considered a rare phenomenon. It generally occurs during disease exacerbations, rather than as an isolated finding or presenting feature. We present the case of an 11-year-old girl in ...
England John D - - 2005
The objective of this report was to develop a case definition of "distal symmetrical polyneuropathy" to standardize and facilitate clinical research and epidemiologic studies. A formalized consensus process was employed to reach agreement after a systematic review and classification of evidence from the literature. The literature indicates that symptoms alone ...
Tonino B A R - - 2005
Heterotropic mesenteric ossification is a rare entity. Only a few cases have been described in the literature. We report a case of heterotropic mesenteric ossification in a patient who underwent several laparotomies, after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. We discuss the radiographic findings of this disease that can easily be ...
Rucco V - - 2004
Spasticity is a characteristic and early component of the lesions of the pyramidal tract of demyelinising diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and is included in the chief neurological scales to evaluate this disease. We report the case of a woman with a clawed toes deformity caused by spasticity of the ...
Ghezzi A - - 2004
Cases are described with Leber's optic atrophy and neurological symptoms and/or MRI lesions suggestive of multiple sclerosis. We describe a case of a young woman with Devic's neuromyelitis optica and 3460 homoplasmic mitochondrial DNA mutation.
Mashhood Asher Ahmed - - 2004
Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic disease of autosomal dominant inheritance, associated with hamartomata formation in several organs and various skin findings. A case of young male is presented here with multiple fibromas on right side of his face, peri-ungual fibromas in right index and middle fingers and right second ...
Deftereos S - - 2004
Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been reported in association with haematological abnormalities, including monoclonal gammopathies. We present a 54-year-old male patient with a 30-year history of MS who was admitted to our hospital for investigation of anaemia and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate. A monoclonal IgM protein was detected by serum protein ...
Saladi Rao N - - 2004
Scrotal calcinosis is a rare benign entity of calcified nodules within the scrotal skin. We describe a healthy 25-year-old man with multiple asymptomatic calcified nodules restricted to the scrotum. Histologic studies of multiple nodules showed calcium deposition, and basophilic material with sparse inflammation surrounded by a fibrous capsule. Because the ...
Raghava N - - 2004
Granuloma annulare is a benign, idiopathic, inflammatory dermatosis characterized clinically by dermal papules and annular plaques. We describe the case of a 40-year-old man who presented with a long history of multiple nodules on the left pinna. Histological examination revealed the typical necrobiotic granulomas of granuloma annulare. The condition predominantly ...
Tsuboi Hiromi - - 2004
Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (EPF) is clinically characterized by eosinophilic follicular papulopustules that form annular configurations on the face, trunk, and extremities. We describe a case of a patient whose EPF manifested on the soles of the feet, an area that normally does not contain hair follicles. The patient experienced a ...
Gafumbegete Evariste - - 2004
We report a case concerning a 49-year-old female patient with thoracic pain. X-rays showed a single osteolytic lesion on the right seventh rib. The excision of the rib disclosed a plasmocytic plasmocytoma with extensive amyloidosis. Serum and urine protein electrophoresis were both negative for monoclonal gammopathy. Bone marrow biopsy showed ...
Pradhan M - - 2004
Schizencephaly is a rare developmental disorder of neuronal migration, characterized by early focal destruction of the germinal matrix and surrounding brain before the cerebral hemispheres are fully formed at 1-5 months of gestation . The lesion is most likely related to multiple aetiologies including genetic, toxic, metabolic, vascular or infectious ...
Sobrino-Bonilla Yusimi - - 2004
A case presentation of a pregnant 32-year-old woman with advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who presented in labor at 38+6 weeks gestation is described. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neuromuscular disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is usually diagnosed after the fourth decade of ...
Carr Marcus E - - 2004
The case is reported of an elderly patient with known previous exposure to fire ant stings, and who presented with hand-foot syndrome (HFS) in the setting of multiple fire ant stings to the lower extremities. Both hands and both feet were red, swollen, and mildly tender. Treatment was with fluocinonide ...
Callander M - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: When surveying the county of Värmland in Sweden in order to determine the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS), we observed an aggregation of MS cases originating from the parish of Lysvik in the local region called Fryksdalen. Our intention was to analyse this cluster thoroughly, confirming the MS diagnosis ...
Khandwala Hasnain M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) that presented with recurrent hypercalcemia due to multiple myeloma after successful parathyroidectomy. METHODS: The initial manifestations, investigations, and postoperative follow-up of a case of hypercalcemia due to PHPT are described. The studies performed for evaluation for recurrent hypercalcemia and the subsequent ...
Mahaisavariya Punkae - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Detection of acid fast bacilli (AFB) in chronic granulomatous inflammation is an important clue for mycobacterial infection. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 104 pathologic sections (from 1994 to 2001) of suspected cases of mycobacterial (tuberculous and nontuberculous) skin infections to study histopathologic features and the correlation with the presence ...
Mangas Cristina - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum is a rare variety of keratoacanthoma, usually presented and classified as solitary keratoacanthoma. Reported cases of multiple keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum are exceptional in the literature. OBSERVATIONS: A 21-year-old man presented for evaluation of erythematous papules and plaques on both legs that had had a peripheral growth ...
Murugasu Euan - - 2004
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective surgical case review. SETTING: A tertiary-care, university teaching hospital. PATIENTS: The authors describe a unique case operated on for a middle ear cholesterol granuloma, which had invaded the cochlea and vestibule causing profound sensorineural deafness. INTERVENTIONS: Extended radical mastoidectomy and labyrinthectomy with musculofascial seal. RESULTS: Successful ...
Lim Ha Seong - - 2004
Multiple plexiform schwannomas (PS) or neurilemmomas are very rare nerve sheath tumors, showing multiple schwannomas of the skin and other soft tissues, brain, or spinal cord with histopathologic characteristic of interwoven Antonio-A type tissues(1) but without other signs of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Neurofibromatosis type 2 is much less common ...
Pantelidou D - - 2005
Lymph node infiltration by monoclonal plasma cells can occur either in aggressive forms of myeloma or may represent regional extension of extramedullary plasmacytomas, whereas lymph node plasmacytoma presenting as a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma is very unusual. We report two cases of lymph node plasmacytomas without systemic disease diagnosed after surgical ...
Yamane Kunikazu - - 2004
We encountered two cases of fatal necrotizing fasciitis caused by Photobacterium damsela in Japan. Both cases occurred in fishermen who became sick after fishing. They developed multiple organ failure within 20 to 36 h from the onset of initial symptoms despite intensive chemotherapy and surgical treatments.
González-García Raúl - - 2004
Benign symmetrical lipomatosis (BSL) is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of multiple, symmetric, nonencapsulated fat masses in the face, neck, and other areas. Typically, this entity has been related to the presence of three anterior bulges in the neck. The disorder was first described by Brodie in 1846. ...
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