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Seki Atsuko - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To report the first case of a subserosal uterus-like mass. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: A community-based hospital. PATIENT(S): A 44-year-old nulliparous woman who complained of a left inguinal mass had a medical history that was notable for two features. One was left oophorectomy for a sliding hernia at 10 ...
Gandhi Ravi H - - 2011
Inflammatory pseudotumors (IP) are non-neoplastic lesions characterized by collagenous stroma and polyclonal mononuclear infiltrates. It is best characterized in the lung, but can occur in the CNS, mimicking a neoplastic process. We discuss the available literature and our cases in order to elucidate best medical practices when confronted with such ...
Ahmed A I - - 2010
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare, acute demyelinating condition. Although it usually presents in an acute or subacute manner over days, its clinical course may be rapid with symptoms and signs of severe intracerebral mass effect secondary to cerebral oedema. Case report and literature review. We report a case ...
Kalcioglu M Tayyar - - 2010
Hairy polyps are rare benign tumors that are derived from 2 germ layers: ectoderm and mesoderm. Although location in the head and neck area is rare, the soft palate as the site of origin is even more unusual. The clinical presentation depends on the polyp's location and size. These masses ...
Ling Geoffrey S F - - 2010
This article will provide an overview of the initial evaluation and management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In cases of mild injury, conventional imaging in the absence of focal neurologic deficits is generally unrevealing. In the case of moderate or severe TBI, a review of neurocritical care is provided.
Hershberger Richard C - - 2011
We describe a case of severe acute pancreatitis after percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) and review the literature for the occurrence of this complication. A 53-year-old man with a history of bilateral external iliac artery stent placement sought care for acute onset of lifestyle-limiting left claudication. Angiography confirmed left external iliac ...
Apok V - - 2010
Acute cerebellitis is a rare condition caused predominantly by viral infections. Seen in children and young adults, cases of acute cerebellitis associated with the influenza virus (and its vaccination) have been sparsely characterised in the literature. We report here a case of a teenage girl (previously fit and well) who ...
Pant Ishita - - 2010
Pilomatricoma (PMC) is a relatively uncommon benign skin neoplasm arising from the skin adnexa. Since the first description of PMC in 1880, there has been a gradual increase in understanding of the morphologic features and clinical presentation of this tumor. However, difficulties still persist in making clinical and cytologic diagnosis. ...
Goodarzi Mahmoud - - 2010
Pancreatic heterotopia has been described at several abdominal and intrathoracic locations, most commonly in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine. Its occurrence in the rectum is unusual, and malignant transformation in the rectum has not been reported. We report a case of ductal adenocarcinoma arising in a ...
Mancebo A - - 2010
The discovery of gas in the portal system related to indolent clinical settings has increased in recent years due to a growth in the performance of imaging tests. We report the first case of spontaneous resolution of portal pneumatosis due to acute gastroenteritis described in the literature.
Sharafeldin K N - - 2012
Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE) is a common condition affecting adolescent boys and girls. It is classified as acute, chronic or acute on chronic. The slip can be mild, moderate or severe. We present a case of chronic severe SUFE in a 16-year-old male with significant fixed bilateral deformities requiring ...
Kanoksil Wasana - - 2010
Parasitic appendicitis is uncommon. The authors reviewed the pathology of 4,130 appendices resected over the past 10 years (2000 to 2009). Only one case of eosinophilic appendicitis caused by Schistosoma japonicum was identified. The overall prevalence of schistosomal appendicitis was 0.024%. The case was a 61-year-old woman who presented with ...
Delsignore Alessandro - - 2010
Hibernomas are rare benign tumours originating from the brown adipose tissue. They occur generally in adults with a peak incidence in the third decade and with a slightly predominance in women. They are benign tumor that does not recur with complete excision. CT and RM images should not be misdiagnosed ...
Kayes Oliver - - 2010
Acute thrombosis of the pampiniform plexus is an uncommon clinical problem which causes a diagnostic conundrum in men presenting urgently to medical personnel. We present an unusual case of a young man who presented with metachronous thromboses of his pampiniform plexi and review the literature to explore potential aetiologies and ...
Abbasi Bushra - - 2010
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare and potentially lethal neuromuscular disease that manifests as recurrent episodic muscle weakness associated with hypokalemia and thyrotoxicosis. Paralysis can rarely involve respiratory muscles leading to acute respiratory failure. The disease primarily affects people of Asian descent, but it is being increasingly reported in other ...
Moutou F - - 2010
Every region of the world is concerned by potential mammal invasions, as humans are already present on all the world's land masses. All these invasions are a result of species introductions by humans for one reason or another. The authors briefly review the known movements and observed consequences of mammal-related ...
Bande Dinesh - - 2011
We report a case of a 62-year-old man who presented with right groin pain who subsequently was found to have a renal infarct secondary to calcific embolus from mitral annular calcification on CT and angiography. We briefly review the literature and discuss the importance of this entity in clinical practice.
Richardson Derek Kuhl - - 2012
After deployment of the Haemophilus influenzae vaccination, the range of pathogens causing acute epiglottitis has changed, as has the epidemiology from a primarily pediatric syndrome towards more frequent adult onset. We present a case of acute-onset meningococcal epiglottitis in an adult patient, to our knowledge one of a few reported ...
Vilensky Joel A - - 2010
This article and the subsequent one suggest that the currently accepted view of a simplistic (direct) relationship between encephalitis lethargica (EL) and postencephalitic Parkinsonism (PEP) is based on a incomplete evaluation of the epidemic period literature. In this article we provide a detailed analysis of the literature from the period ...
Al-Otaibi Fawzia E - - 2010
Acute cholecystitis is a very rare presentation of brucellosis. A case of acalculous cholecystitis caused by Brucella melitensis is reported with a review of previously reported cases.
Lavaju P P Department of Ophthalmology, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal. - - 2010
Rhinosporidiosis is endemic in India and Sri Lanka and parts of East Africa and South America. Cases of ocular rhinosporidiosis have also been reported from Nepal. Ocular rhinosporidiosis usually involves the conjunctiva and the lacrimal sac. It usually presents as a polypoidal mass. Cystic mode of presentation has not yet ...
Malhotra Narinder K - - 2010
Ototoxicity secondary to the administration of the chemotherapeutic agent oxaliplatin is uncommon. We report a case of unilateral hearing loss that occurred immediately after the infusion of a single dose of oxaliplatin in a 70-year-old woman who was undergoing postoperative chemotherapy for rectal adenocarcinoma. To the best of our knowledge, ...
Hekiert Adrianna M - - 2010
Ecthyma gangrenosum is a rare necrotizing cutaneous infection usually caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. We report a case of ecthyma gangrenosum presenting as a sinonasal eschar and mimicking acute invasive fungal sinusitis in an immunocompromised 39-year-old man with a hematologic malignancy. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first ...
Bizimi Vasiliki - - 2010
We reported the case of an adult male with an extratesticular mass prove to be postoperative a chronic inflammatory process. The importance of B-mode and color Doppler sonography in the differential diagnosis and literature regarding epididymal nodules and tumors of the paratesticular structures (epididymis) is reviewed and discussed.
Sezg─▒n Orhan - - 2010
Fasciola hepatica is a zoonotic liver fluke that can cause disease in humans. F. hepatica is known to cause bile duct inflammation and biliary obstruction, but is rarely reported as responsible for producing acute pancreatitis. We report two patients complaining of acute pancreatitis. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography showed distinct features, and ...
Beasley Mary Beth - - 2010
CONTEXT: Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome are significant causes of pulmonary morbidity and are frequently fatal. These 2 entities have precise definitions from a clinical standpoint. Histologically, cases from patients with clinical acute lung injury typically exhibit diffuse alveolar damage, but other histologic patterns may occasionally be ...
Anderson Sarah L - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To review the possible association between glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist use and pancreatitis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. DATA SOURCES: A MEDLINE search (1950-January 2010) identified key clinical trials delineating adverse effects associated with GLP-1 agonist use. Key search terms included type 2 diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis, incretins, ...
Dargin James - - 2010
Airway management in obese adults can be challenging, and much of the literature on this subject focuses on elective surgical cases, rather than acutely ill patients. In this article, we review the emergency department evaluation of the airway in obesity, discussing anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. In addition, we describe techniques ...
Wachtel Lee E - - 2010
The usage of electroconvulsive therapy for the acute resolution of catatonia in autistic children and adults is a novel area that has received increased attention over the past few years. Reported length of the acute ECT course varies among these patients, and there is no current literature on maintenance ECT ...
Laccourreye Ollivier - - 2010
The current report documents the rare clinical presentation of an imported acute and isolated glottic paracoccidioidomycosis. We discuss the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment of this laryngeal disease, emphasizing the role of modern antifungal treatment, and review the relevant literature.
Parekh Justin - - 2010
Hemorrhagic cholecystitis is a rare cause of abdominal pain that can present in the setting of trauma, malignancy, and bleeding diathesis, such as renal failure, cirrhosis, and anticoagulation. Its symptoms are easily confused with acute calculous cholecystitis and might include hemobilia or hematemesis as blood drains from the gallbladder into ...
O'Leary Donal P - - 2010
Residual appendicitis involving the stump of the appendix has been well described in the literature in the past. We report the case of a 43 year old male with acute onset of abdominal pain who had undergone an appendicectomy ten years previously. Ultrasound revealed the presence of an inflamed tubular ...
Sakhri Jaballah - - 2010
CONTEXT: Pancreatitis is a very rare adverse effect of tamoxifen with only six cases of tamoxifen-associated pancreatitis reported in the English literature until now. In these cases, rechallenge with tamoxifen was not carried out. CASE REPORT: We report a case of recurrent severe acute pancreatitis in a 44-year-old female induced ...
Kaoutzanis Christodoulos - - 2010
Cocktail stick (CS) ingestion injury has rarely been reported in the literature. It is a serious clinical problem with considerable morbidity and mortality, largely due to the fact that the event is unnoticed by the patient. We report a case of CS ingestion that went unrecognised by the patient and ...
Ng Wai-Fu - - 2010
A 7 year old Chinese boy died of a rapidly progressive encephalopathy after influenza infection. MRI showed bilateral and symmetrical lesions including the thalamus and brainstem tegmentum. The pathology of necrosis and vasculopathy were in keeping with acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE). ANE was first described in Japan and carries a ...
Maksoud Charbel - - 2010
Acute pancreatitis is a common cause for hospitalization; in the majority of cases, there is an identifiable etiology. However, a significant number of cases remain idiopathic. Herniation of the pancreas through a diaphragmatic hiatal hernia is an extremely rare condition reported in only five cases in the English literature. Herein, ...
Tando Yusuke - - 2010
In the middle of the 18th century, Kouan Kuriyama, a Japanese physician of the Choshu Domain, depicted the anatomy of the human pancreas in a report to his master, Toyo Yamawaki. This report is the first anatomical description of the pancreas in Japan. In the Mediterranean area, the pancreas was ...
Pezzilli Raffaele - - 2010
The aim of the present review is to describe the epidemiological and clinical aspects of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), and to report the data existing in the English literature on the usefulness of IgG4 serum levels, as well as of other serological markers in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with ...
Kumar S - - 2010
A simultaneous traumatic complete rupture of the patellar tendon and the contralateral quadriceps tendon is reported to occur in patients with renal failure and other inflammatory diseases, but is extremely rare in a healthy individual because of the different contributory factors and mechanisms of injury. We present a rare case ...
Sahay Samir John - - 2010
Chronic alcoholic pancreatitis is a debilitating disease that is often complicated by pseudotumoral changes of the pancreas, retroperitoneal fibrosis, and pancreatic cancer. Actinomycosis is an uncommon intra-abdominal infection and its association with chronic pancreatitis has been rarely reported. We present a case of a patient with progressive long standing chronic ...
Wijkstrom Martin - - 2010
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology affecting patients from all genetic backgrounds. Pancreatic involvement is rare; the first case was described on autopsy in 1937. We present a case of pancreatic sarcoidosis without a history of the disease presenting as biliary obstruction mimicking pancreatic malignancy. We also ...
Lankisch Paul Georg - - 2010
This attempt at a historical review of the treatment of acute pancreatitis summarizes the findings of studies carried out in decades long past and shows their impact on the therapy of this disease today. It identifies in retrospect the correct avenues of research and the blind alleys, and describes the ...
Singam Praveen - - 2010
Sclerosing lipogranuloma (SLG) of the male external genitalia is a rare benign condition presenting as subcutaneous masses. The underlying pathological process is a granulomatous reaction of fatty tissue in this area. The cause of this is unclear but hypothesis stems around the pathogenesis of exogenous lipid degeneration from injection of ...
Chartier Lucas B - - 2010
A rare event of a fall causing delayed intrathyroidal hematoma and respiratory distress is reported here. A 75-year-old woman with symptoms of vertigo causing syncope and fall 24 h earlier was seen and discharged from our emergency department after an unremarkable physical exam and 6-h observation period. Within 3 h ...
Darzi Ali Asghar - - 2010
This case study aims to report an unresolved abdominal mass in an adult with cryptorchid testis and provide a review of related literature. We investigated a 54-year-old man who had cryptorchidism with a history of left orchiectomy 18 years prior. He was diagnosed with an intra-abdominal testicular mass after referring ...
Tsapralis Dimitrios - - 2010
A 60-year-old Caucasian male underwent a total pancreatectomy for a mixed type pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) arising in the main and secondary pancreatic ducts. During surgery, a subserosal polypoid mass was noted at the greater curvature of the gastric antrum and was enucleated. This mass was proven to ...
Murray Iain R - - 2010
Femoral neuropathy secondary to iliacus haematoma in the absence of a bleeding diathesis is rare. Of the few documented cases in the literature, most have occurred in adolescents participating in sport. We report a case of femoral nerve palsy complicating an iliacus haematoma occurring in a young person with minimal ...
Guesmi Fethi - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic pseudocysts (PC) are a common complication of both acute and chronic pancreatitis. Most pancreatic pseudocysts are located within the head and the body of the pancreas, but 20% of them are extrapancreatic (pleura, mediastinum, pelvis and spleen). The location of a pseudocyst in the liver is an exceptional ...
Lefere Mathieu - - 2009
Anterior sacral meningocoele is caused by a congenital hiatus in the anterior sacrum. We report a very rare case which presented as acute urinary retention. The common findings of anterior sacral meningocele include atypical low back pain, urological and gynaecological symptoms. Acute urinary retention as a presenting symptom does not ...
Lau S Cecilia - - 2009
Oxaliplatin is a unique platinum derivative with anti-tumor activity in a number of malignancies, with neurotoxicity being a frequent side effect. Neurotoxicity can manifest in an acute phase and a chronic phase. The acute phase usually presents as dysesthesias of the hands and feet, jaw tightness, and pharyngolaryngo-dysesthesia, triggered and ...
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