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Fu Lili - - 2011
We present a hitherto unreported case of vulvar phyllodes tumor which displayed morphologically malignant stroma including rhabdomyosarcomatous cellular elements. Clinically, the 61-year-old patient is free of recurrence 1 year after wide local excision.
Marinello Franco G - - 2011
Retrorectal or presacral tumors are extremely rare and their histologic origin varies greatly. Surgical excision is indicated to prevent complications or to rule out malignancy. A laparoscopic approach has been infrequently reported to date. The aim of this article is to report our experience in 4 cases, and to review ...
Martínez-Mata Guillermo - - 2011
Angiomyxolipoma is a rare tumor characterized by a proliferation of adipose tissue associated with a myxoid stroma and multiple vascular channels. To date, ten cases of angiomyxolipoma located in subcutaneous tissue, spermatic cord and subungual area have been reported in the literature. We describe the clinical and histopathologic findings of ...
Akhter Murtaza - - 2011
Oncogenic osteomalacia (OO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome, with only 100 reported cases in the literature. The majority of OO-associated mesenchymal tumors are due to a lesion called phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor, mixed connective tissue (PMTMCT) variant. There have been only 6 reported cases of OO of the spine. With this ...
Gui Xianyong - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) is a clinicopathologically distinctive tumor that typically arises in appendix and metastasizes frequently. Although rare cases of ostensibly primary extraappendiceal GCC (EGCC) have been reported, the distinction from extraappendiceal metastasis of occult appendiceal primary may be problematic and has not been dealt with systematically in ...
Choi Audrey H - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the small bowel mesentery with diffuse immunohistochemical staining for the anaplastic lymphoma kinase 1 gene is reported in a patient who presented with abdominal pain and uveitis. DISCUSSION: To our knowledge, only seven cases of IMT affecting the small bowel mesentery have previously ...
Kanitakis J - - 2011
Apocrine nevi are benign adnexal cutaneous hamartomas characterized by localized hyperplasia of mature apocrine sweat glands (ASG). Although ASG proliferation can be found in a number of acquired or congenital adnexal skin tumors, pure apocrine nevi are exceedingly rare. We present herein a new typical case of this tumor that ...
Adegboyega Patrick A - - 2011
A case of a 48-year-old woman with a 5 cm left vulvar mass that grew over a six month period is presented. Histopathologic examination of the excised mass was diagnostic of malignant eccrine poroma (eccrine porocarcinoma) with in-situ component. Due to the rarity of this tumor (only five vulvar cases ...
Desai Bobby K - - 2011
Environmental electrical injuries (electrical burns and lightning) are relatively common and are estimated to result in more than 3,000 admissions to specialized burn units each year here in the US. Lightning injuries are a small subset of electrical injuries and are responsible for an average of 300 injuries and 100 ...
Rajkumar G C - - 2011
Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT), also known as odontogenic keratocysts, as defined by World Health Organization (WHO), are known for their peculiar behavior, varied origin, debated development, unique tendency to recur, and disputed treatment modalities. We present a case of KCOT involving symphysis menti, right and left halves of the body ...
Arpornchayanon Olarn - - 2011
Intra-cortical osteosarcoma is the rarest subtype of osseous-producing tumor. Most reported cases present a low-grade histology with slow progression and good oncological control after adequate treatment. In this report, we describe a case and review the literature to propose adequate treatment. We present the case of a 21-year-old Thai woman ...
Kim J O - - 2011
Adenomyoma is a benign tumor composed of smooth muscle and benign endometrium. These tumors typically originate within the uterus. An extrauterine adenomyoma is an extremely rare entity. After an extensive literature search, only four cases of primary ovarian adenomyoma appear to have thus far been reported. Here, we report a ...
Liu Wei-Ping - - 2011
chordoid glioma is a rare tumor (World Health Organization grade II) with both glial and chordoid features, often located in the suprasellar region and anterior third ventricle. It was first described by Brat in 1998. Because there is no detailed information available from the clinical perspective, we reviewed the literature. ...
Benjamin Cheryl - - 2011
Heated car seats are a common feature in newer automobiles. They are increasingly being recognized as potential hazards as there have been multiple reports of significant burns to its users. The potential for harm is considerably increased in those with impaired sensation with the possibility of a devastating injury. Case ...
Faraj Walid - - 2011
Inflammatory pseudo-tumor (IPT) of the liver is a rare benign neoplasm and is often mistaken as a malignant entity. Few cases have been reported in the literature and the precise etiology of inflammatory pseudotumor remains unknown. Patients usually present with fever, abdominal pain and jaundice. The proliferation of spindled myofibroblast ...
Guo Aitao A Department of Pathology, The General Hospital of PLA, Beijing 100853, - - 2011
Wilms tumor (WT) occurs infrequently in adults. Even rarer is adult WT with extension by direct intravascular spread into the right side of the heart. The present report describes a partially differentiated WT with intracaval and intracardiac extension in a 54-year-old man. The morphologic and immunohistochemical findings confirmed the diagnosis.
Li Xubin - - 2010
Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare tumor that affects the pelvis and perineum in women of reproductive age. Here we present the typical CT and MRI appearances of a 36-year old young woman with an aggressive angiomyxoma of the pelvis and perineum that was proved by postoperative pathology. We also review ...
Mikropoulos Christos - - 2010
Sarcomatoid carcinoma is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis, otherwise known as carcinosarcoma. Gastrointestinal origin is very rare and only a limited number of anal carcinosarcomas have been reported in the literature. The management of this rare cancer type is controversial. The aim of this case report was to ...
Kwon Ho - - 2010
Extraskeletal chondroma is a rare benign tumor that develops in soft tissues, and histologically, it is a lobulated nodule surrounded by a fibrous capsule, and the inside consists of mature cartilage cells and diffuse hyalinized matrix. It occurs preferentially in the hand and foot area of adults, and the development ...
Grave Tobias W - - 2010
Confirmed or suspected intoxications with a wide variety of agents represent a small but important group of feline emergency cases. Generally it is thought that toxicities are less common in cats compared with dogs, with a higher proportion relating to dermal as opposed to oral exposure. Once toxicity is suspected ...
Wu Arthur W - - 2011
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare, benign tumor of the nasopharynx, exclusively affecting males in their teens and twenties. Historically, it has been thought that JNAs primarily receive their blood supply from the ipsilateral external carotid system. We demonstrate in our case series and literature review that bilateral vascular ...
Cole Jon B - - 2012
Tramadol is a commonly prescribed synthetic opioid analgesic. In humans, electrocardiogram (ECG) changes consistent with sodium-channel blockade have not been described in overdoses with tramadol. We report a case of isolated tramadol overdose associated with a Brugada ECG pattern. A review of the literature reveals no previous human cases of ...
Iyyadurai Ramya - - 2010
The use of neem-based products is widespread in the Indian Subcontinent. Neem-based pesticides obtained from neem kernels are considered natural and safe. The toxic effects of ingestion and overdose of this pesticide in adults have not been described in this literature. We report the case of a 35-year-old lady who ...
Gupta Rajni - - 2010
Endolymphatic sac tumor is a rare papillary neoplasm of the temporal bone which can occur sporadically or in association with von Hippel-Lindau disease. Many cases have been reported in neurosurgical literature wherein surgical excision has proved to be the gold standard of treatment. This article highlights the rarity of the ...
Yiğiter Murat - - 2010
Lipoblastoma is an uncommon tumor of adipose tissue that usually occurs in infancy and early childhood. They predominantly locate in the extremities, but are less frequently found in the head and neck region, trunk and various other locations. The most common sign is a rapidly growing mass. In spite of ...
Han Hui - - 2010
1,2,3-Trichloropropane is widely used in industrial and agricultural production. However 1,2,3-trichloropropane poisoning has been rarely encountered in clinical practices. Here, a 45-year-old farmer who suffered fulminant hepatic failure due to ingestion of 1,2,3-trichloropropane has been reported and literature about 1,2,3-trichloropane poisoning has been reviewed. For this case, reduced glutathione, vitamin ...
Bertuzzo Valentina R - - 2010
Non-carcinoid appendiceal malignancies are rare entities, representing less than 0.5% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Because of their rarity and particular biological behavior, a substantial number of patients affected by these neoplasms do not receive appropriate surgical resection. In this report, we describe a rare case of primary signet-ring cell carcinoma ...
Zhang Ying - - 2011
Tetramethylene disulfotetramine (TETS), a banned neurotoxic rodenticide, has accounted for numerous intentional and unintentional poisonings in mainland China. Since the first known case of human illness caused by tetramine occurred in NewYork, in May 2002, TETS has caused more than 50 human poisonings in Western countries. To analyze pathological changes ...
Bouziri Asma - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: In Mediterranean countries, intoxication by Atractylis gummifera L. is frequent and characterized principally by hepatorenal injury, often fatal. Its toxicity after a cutaneous application is unknown. We report a case of poisoning by A. gummifera L. induced by repeated cutaneous application. CASE REPORT: A 30-month-old boy was admitted in ...
Anderson Bruce - - 2010
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: In 2006, the annual report of poison centers in the United States changed the method of reporting profiles for generic substance categories from all exposures to single-substance exposures only. The objective of this study is to describe the potential impact of this reporting change on longitudinal analysis of outcomes. ...
Malhotra R C - - 2010
Glyphosate-surfactant (GlySH) is a commonly used herbicide that has been used in attempted suicide. Most reports of GlySH toxicity in patients have followed ingestion of the commercial product "Round-up" (Monsanto Ltd; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), which consists of a mixture of glyphosate (as a isopropylanine salt) and a surfactant (polyoxyethyleneamine). Ingestion ...
Azazh Aklilu - - 2010
2,4-D (2, 4 dichlophenoxy acetic acid) poisoning is a rare phenomenon, but it is appearing more frequently as agrochemical usage of these agents is increasing in Ethiopia. Here the clinical features and outcomes of three cases due to 2, 4-D poisoning are described and discussion is made with literature review.
Berrens Zachary - - 2010
Rhabdomyolysis involves the release of intracellular contents secondary to muscle cell injury; it generally presents with muscle pain and weakness. Illicit drugs, including phencyclidine, MDMA ("ecstasy"), and cocaine, are frequently documented as a cause of rhabdomyolysis. The authors review the literature on LSD-associated rhabdomyolysis. The authors provide a new case ...
Hassan Sarah - - 2010
Copper sulphate is a compound prepared by the action of sulphuric acid on copper II. Copper sulphate is widely used asfungicide, herbicide and for photography. In a human being, it can lead to anemia. Medical literature is lacking regarding accidental or suicidal poisoning cases of copper sulphate in Pakistan. We ...
Sheikh Zahoor A - - 2010
Neuroendocrine tumor (Merkel cell carcinoma-MCC) of the vulva is a very rare entity with less than 15 cases reported in the English literature. It is known for its aggressive behaviour and propensity for early dissemination. The actual cell of origin and etiology of this disease is controversial. In absence of ...
Ferrant Ophélie - - 2011
High dosage buprenorphine (Subutex(®)) has been prescribed as a replacement therapy for major opioid dependencies in France since 1996. However, several studies have underlined its lethal risk, especially when administered intravenously, or when combined with benzodiazepines, alcohol or other central nervous system depressants. We report three fatal buprenorphine-related poisonings after ...
Henry-Lagarrigue Matthieu - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Alcoholic hand rubs (AHRs) have been proven effective in preventing nosocomial infections, and healthcare authorities include AHRs use among quality-of-care criteria. Since the onset of the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, AHRs have gained considerable popularity among the general public. METHODS: We report a case of intentional AHRs self-poisoning inducing ...
Crook Ruth - - 2010
We report the case of a 22-year-old man who developed severe myocarditis following a presumed katipo spider bite. Katipo spiders are thought to be one of the most poisonous native creatures in New Zealand. No deaths from katipo spider bites have been reported since the 19th Century. A literature search ...
Carstairs Shaun D - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Peyote, a cactus containing the hallucinogen mescaline, has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years. Illicit use is also known to occur, but reports in the medical literature consist only of isolated case reports. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify characteristics of patients with reported exposure to peyote ...
Wale Jaywant - - 2010
Elemental mercury poisoning most commonly occurs through vapor inhalation as mercury is well absorbed through the lungs. Administering subcutaneous and intravenous elemental mercury is very uncommon but with only a few isolated case reports in the literature. We present an unusual case of elemental mercury poisoning in a 20-year-old young ...
Vey Eric L - - 2010
Duloxetine, a dual acting norepinephrine serotonin reuptake inhibitor, is a relatively new pharmacologic agent utilized in the treatment of depression, as well as diabetic neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and female stress urinary incontinence. This expanding scope of usage will inevitably lead to its eventual appearance during routine post-mortem toxicologic assays. Currently ...
Lionte Cătălina - - 2010
Chloroform is a potent central nervous system and respiratory depressant. The toxicities associated with chloroform frequently occur after inhalation. Hepatotoxicity is secondary to production of a toxic metabolite, with a peak elevation of liver enzymes 72 hours after exposure. Acute liver failure after chloroform inhalation is rarely described, this syndrome ...
Osthoff Mirjam - - 2010
Cardiovascular shock due to verapamil intoxication is often refractory to standard resuscitation methods. Recommended therapy includes prevention of further absorption of the drug, inotropic therapy, calcium gluconate, and hyperinsulinemia/euglycemia therapy. Often further measures are needed such as ventricular pacing or mechanical circulatory support. Still, mortality remains high. Levosimendan, an inotropic ...
Bakalianou K - - 2010
Two cases of mixed germ cell and epithelial primary ovarian tumors which developed in women 47 and 57 years of age are reported. In both cases, large teratomas measuring 20 and 21 cm were observed in combination with carcinoids and malignant mucinous neoplasms. A possible common oncogenic mechanism is discussed ...
Forrester Mathias B - - 2010
During serious influenza outbreaks, the number of oseltamivir exposures reported to poison centers might be expected to increase. This investigation describes the pattern of oseltamivir ingestions reported to Texas poison centers during 2000-2008. Of 298 total ingestions, 91.9% occurred in December-March, 76.8% involved patients aged 0-19 years, 72.5% resulted from ...
Akyildiz Ba?ak - - 2009
Spiders exist in every place and ecosystem. Spiders in tropical regions are particularly poisonous and can be dangerous to humans. Nearly 20,000 spider species are known, and almost all are venomous, although only 60 species worldwide are poisonous in humans. In our area, eight species are reported as poisonous in ...
Tapeantong Toungrat - - 2009
Serious delayed encephalopathy and cognitive sequelae following acute carbon monoxide intoxication constitutes a rare and a distinct entity. A case of delayed encephalopathy and cognitive sequelae after acute carbon monoxide poisoning is presented. The patient is a 50-year-old Thai female with a history of carbon monoxide poisoning during her vacation ...
Nelsen Jamie - - 2009
Dibucaine is considered one of the most potent and consequently toxic amide anesthetics available, and despite withdrawal from the US market as a spinal anesthetic, it remains accessible as an over-the-counter preparation in the United States. Dibucaine exposures in children are infrequently encountered, but to date, all reported consequential ingestions ...
Moery Samantha - - 2009
A female patient with significant coagulopathy is presented for case discussion. This case represented a presumed Munchausen exposure to commercially available rat poison that contained one of the superwarfarin chemicals, brodifacoum. Review of the medical literature is undertaken to discuss the diagnostic approach and treatment of superwarfarin exposure. The accidental ...
Hung Chia-Wei - - 2009
Rotavirus is a leading cause of gastroenteritis in young children, which may indicate hospitalization due to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Most cases are self-limited with good prognosis. The association between rotavirus and toxic megacolon has never been mentioned in the literature. We report a case of toxic megacolon secondary to ...
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