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Giordano Giovanna - - 2007
Transitional cell carcinoma of the endometrium (TCCE) is a subtype of endometrial carcinoma, characterized by a prominent papillary pattern, resembling the papillary carcinoma of the urothelium. This neoplasm is very rare, with only 13 cases reported in the international literature. In this paper, a new case of TCCE associated with ...
Chuang Wen-Yu - - 2007
Only three cases of clitoral schwannoma have been reported in the English language literature, with none of them being a plexiform schwannoma. Here we report the first plexiform schwannoma of the clitoris. A 41-year-old woman without neurofibromatosis presented with a 2 x 2 cm, slowly growing, painless tumor of the ...
Korfitis V - - 2007
Bilateral occurrence of a primary testicular tumor is unusual. The reported incidence of bilateral germ cell tumors of the testes has been between 0.5 and 7% and the majority of these cancers (90%) are metachronous. We report the case of a 27-year-old man with synchronous bilateral seminoma and discuss the ...
Biedrzycki Olaf James - - 2007
Originally thought to be limited to mesothelial-lined surfaces, solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) has now been reported in numerous extrathoracic sites. The female genital tract is among the rarest reported sites involving SFT, and only a handful of cases have been described. Although features pointing to a more malignant biological behavior ...
Kumar Raj - - 2007
CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 16-year-old girl who developed hemangiopericytoma of the thoracic spine; the main clinical symptoms were of spastic paraparesis with sensory involvement and uro-fecal incontinence. She was initially put on antitubercular treatment keeping in mind the endemicity of tuberculosis in the region. When she ...
Campanati Anna - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Neurothekeoma is a rare neoplasm ascribed into the broad category of benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors. The atypical cellular variant of this neoplasm, showing a peculiar histological pattern, has been very rarely reported in literature. METHODS: The clinical, histopathological and immunohistochemical profile of a new case of atypical cellular ...
Ida C M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Meningiomas involving the pineal region are rare. Herein we describe two cases of chordoid meningioma with histologic evidence of pineal gland infiltration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical histories were abstracted from chart review and consultation letters. HE-stained slides were reviewed in both cases. Selected immunohistochemical stains were performed. RESULTS: the ...
Loeser Andreas - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is a common malignancy in children, but rarely occurs in adults. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 39-year-old woman who was treated for her fourth recurrence of a pelvic neuroblastoma. CONCLUSIONS: Because of the rarity of these tumors during adolescence and adulthood, little information is available ...
Sai Kiran Narayanam Anantha - - 2007
Eumycetoma in the cerebellopontine angle region is extremely uncommon with no case being reported as per an extensive review of the literature by the authors. The authors report a case of cerebellopontine angle eumycetoma in a young female managed by subtotal decompression and antifungal treatment. The pre-operative diagnosis of eumycetoma ...
Rutland Beth - - 2007
Solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas is a rare neoplasm of uncertain origin with low malignant potential and often indolent behavior occurring predominantly in adolescent and young women. Here we report the cases of three adult males with pancreatic masses, one with metastasis, diagnosed as solid-pseudopapillary tumor by cytology, electron microscopy ...
Shiba Hiroaki - - 2007
A 41-year-old Chinese woman was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pain. Computed tomography detected a heterogeneous enhancement tumor fed by the left gastroepiploic artery in the left lower quadrant and cholelithiasis. Excision of the tumor in the greater omentum and cholecystectomy were performed laparoscopically. Histological findings confirmed a diagnosis ...
Bahrami Armita - - 2007
We report on a rare case of synchronous angiomyolipoma (AML) and 2 oncocytomas (OCs) in the same kidney of a 73-year-old woman. During the course of a follow-up for a long-standing staghorn calculus in the left kidney, a 4-cm right suprarenal mass and a small solid nodule adjacent to a ...
Gupta Chakshu - - 2007
Angiomyolipoma (AML) is a rare benign neoplasm that usually arises in the kidneys, but may rarely originate in sites such as the retroperitoneum, liver and bone. It is characterised by an intimate admixture of blood vessels, smooth muscle and fat. This multiphasic composition allows for its recognition on ultrasound and ...
Mekni A - - 2007
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare clinicopathological entity individualized in 1989. Its etiopathogenesis is still unknown, and diagnosis can be achieved only by immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic studies. The objective of this work is to report two new cases of DSRCT and to review the literature to clarify ...
Davies Benjamin - - 2007
Paratesticular rhabdomyoma is a rare benign tumor, which usually presents as a painless mass in the scrotum or groin. We report the first case of a locally invasive paratesticular rhabdomyoma in a 17-year-old male teenager who presented with chronic scrotal pain. We further review the current literature of this rare ...
Kasliwal Manish K - - 2007
Posterior fossa ependymoma usually arise in the fourth ventricle. Though extension of this tumor into the cerebellopontine angle and subarachnoid space through the foramina of Luschka or Magendie is well described, a primary extraaxial cerebellopontine angle location of a posterior fossa ependymoma is distinctly uncommon. The authors report imaging in ...
Cioppa Tommaso - - 2007
Primary osteosarcoma of the kidney is a very rare neoplasm with a very poor prognosis and unclear histogenesis. Only 20 cases have been reported in the literature. It has a strong tendency to recur locally and spread to distant sites. We present the clinical case of a 79-year-old man affected ...
Reyes Daniel - - 2007
Odontogenic Calcificant Cystic Tumor (OCCT) is an infrequent injury. It arises from odontogenic epithelial rests present in the maxilla, jaw or gum. Gorlin and col. described the OCCT for first time as an own pathological entity in 1962. Clinically, the OCCT represents 1% of the odontogenic injuries. It is possible ...
Del Sordo Rachele - - 2007
Lipoblastomas are rare benign soft tissue tumors that occur primarily in young children. Most lipoblastomas occur in the extremities, trunk, head, and neck. An intrascrotal location is unusual. We describe the case of a 4-year-old boy with an intrascrotal lipoblastoma and discuss the differential diagnosis in reviewing the literature.
Portale Teresa Rosanna - - 2007
Myoepithelial hamartoma is a very rare submucosal tumor of the stomach. Magnus-Alsleben first described 5 cases of this tumor in 1903. More recently (1993) Vandelli et al. published a review of the literature comprising only 33 cases. Histologically, the tumor is characterized by hypertrophic smooth muscle bands surrounding diverse epithelial ...
Gentles Carlene - - 2007
Soft-tissue chondromas are rare and benign soft-tissue tumors. Over 95% occur in the hands and feet. They are seen in both sexes equally and mainly occur in patients aged 30-60 years. If excised fully, they do not reoccur, and no cases in the literature have reported malignant transformations.
Anderson John T - - 2007
Mesenchymal chondrosarcomas represent less than 10% of all chondrosarcomas. The majority of these tumors arise from the skeleton; only 22% have an extraosseous origin. Of the extraskeletal locations, the meninges, brain, and thigh are the most common. Involvement of the forearm is a rare occurrence. This case report describes an ...
Cavallaro Giuseppe - - 2007
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are rare neoplasms arising from mesenchymal precursor cells of the gastrointestinal tract that may differentiate towards the interstitial cells of Cajal, pacemaker cells regulating autonomous motility of G.I. tract. Grading of GIST has been proven to be as difficult as their classification. Two thirds of GISTs are ...
Moeller K K - - 2007
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a highly malignant central nervous system neoplasm usually seen in young children and infants. Prognosis for AT/RT is poor, with most patients dying within 1 year of presentation. AT/RT most commonly occurs intracranially. Location in the spine, though previously reported, is rare, and imaging findings ...
Unal Murat - - 2007
Paragangliomas are rare benign neuroendocrine tumors derived from the extra-adrenal paraganglia of the autonomic nervous system. Here, we described a new case of a 75-year-old woman with paraganglioma arising in the middle and posterior cranial fossa with extended destruction of the skull base and clivus. She was admitted to our ...
Roberti Fabio - - 2007
OBJECT: Intracranial intradural chordomas are extremely rare lesions, and only a few cases have been reported in the neurosurgical literature. The authors performed a retrospective analysis of cases treated at their institutions. They present an illustrative surgical scenario and discuss the published literature, pathogenesis, and histopathological features as well as ...
Godara Rajesh
Angiomyolipoma is apparently a part of a family of neoplasms that derive from perivascular epitheloid cells. It is a rare mesenchymal tumor, usually found in the kidney. Extrarenal angiomyolipoma is uncommon and the most common extrarenal site is the liver. Only two cases of adrenal angiomyolipoma are reported in English ...
Calcagno C - - 2007
Sclerosing Sertoli cell tumor of the testis is a very rare neoplasm. To date only 19 cases have been reported in the literature. We present the twentieth case in a 39 yearold man treated with conservative surgery with a review of the pathological and urological literature.
Mareque Bueno Javier - - 2007
The ameloblastoma is a bening odontogenic tumor. The treatment planning in young persons is still not clear. We describe a case report of a young boy who was treated in our unit and we review the different approaches for this type of lesions, which nowadays still not clear in this ...
Díaz Nieto R - - 2007
Carney's triad is a rare pathogenic entity which consists of the association in young women of multiple condromatosis in the lung, gastric leiomyosarcoma, and extradrenal paraganglioma; although the presence of three at the same time is not required for its diagnosis. We present the case of a 27-year-old woman who ...
Green Justin M - - 2007
In the English medical literature, 27 cases of primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma have been published. We report the second case of a primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma in a man. The patient was an 83-year-old man, with a large 26 x 20 x 16-cm retroperitoneal cystic mass causing abdominal discomfort and ...
Goel Tanmaya - - 2007
Adrenal oncocytoma is a rare entity, with 20 cases reported in literature. A functional oncocytoma is extremely rare. We present a case of adrenal oncocytoma in a hypertensive male who had elevated catecholamine levels, which improved after adrenalectomy with decrease in daily antihypertensive requirement.
Amini Amin - - 2007
Intramedullary gangliogliomas are indolent tumors of the spine with rare cases of malignant transformation. Conus medullaris gangliogliomas are extremely rare but are usually associated with good clinical outcome after gross total resection. We describe the first reported case of a ganglioglioma of the conus medullaris that progressed to glioblastoma multiforme ...
Whitt Joseph C - - 2007
The term keratoameloblastoma has been used to describe a histologically heterogeneous group of ameloblastoma variants which have in common the formation of keratin by the ameloblastomatous epithelium. The English language literature contains reports of only 12 cases of keratoameloblastoma, of which 4 cases exhibited a papilliferous component. We report a ...
Smith Cristina A - - 2006
Chondromyxoid fibroma is an uncommon benign cartilaginous tumor that rarely presents in the sino-nasal region as a locally destructive, erosive lesion. Both clinically and histologically, it is a difficult diagnosis and can be confused with malignant processes such as myxoid chondrosarcoma. Histology of the tumor, especially with a small sample, ...
Darko Angela - - 2006
Carcinosarcomas of the ureter are rare biphasic neoplasms, with distinct malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. To the authors' knowledge there have been only 12 cases reported in the literature. Primary cartilaginous tumors of the ureter are also rare tumors. Thus far there has been a single case report of an ...
Lima G A B - - 2006
A 72-yr-old acromegalic man, who presented with pain in the left femur, was found to have a metastatic osteosarcoma. Only three cases describing the coexistence of acromegaly and osteosarcoma have been reported by the literature. As the patient didn't have other risk factors for osteosarcoma, the hypothesis that accelerated rate ...
Lee Jong-Young - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Cerebellar hemorrhage caused by cerebellar hemangioblastoma is not a frequent case. We report a case of solid, cerebellar hemangioblastoma, diagnosed 4 years after cerebellar hemorrhage. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 69-year-old man presented with dizziness and gait disturbance. He had a 4-year history of evacuation of cerebellar hemorrhage. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI revealed ...
Pezzolo Annalisa - - 2006
This study reports on the cytogenetic features of a novel case of pediatric Burkitt-like lymphoma (BLL), that adds to the three published. Four groups of cytogenetic abnormalities were detected in the present case: (1) imbalances shared by most germinal center (GC) derived B-cell tumors including BLL (+1q, -6q, -8p, +8q24 ...
Lee Bonnie - - 2006
Tufted angiomas (TAs) are benign vascular tumors, primarily occurring on the trunk and extremities of children younger than 5 years. Few cases occurring on the oral mucosa and in adults have been reported. Although they are typically isolated lesions, TA has been associated with port-wine stains. We describe a case ...
Brown Angela E - - 2006
Pineoblastoma represents a class of primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) with poorly differentiated neuroepithelial cells that are histologically indistinguishable from medulloblastomas. It is a rare tumor, typically arising in childhood, and to date only a few cytogenetic cases have been published. We report four new cases in which conventional cytogenetics demonstrated ...
Salem Riad - - 2006
Treatment options for primary and secondary liver tumors that cannot be resected or ablated are based on transarterial techniques. Although the majority of these are based on bland and chemoembolization techniques, yttrium-90 microspheres represent an alternate transarterial option. Although the amount of literature on (90)Y does not rival that of ...
Faraj W - - 2006
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas (SPNP) are rare pancreatic tumors that occur predominantly in young women, with very few cases reported in men. While the origin of the tumor may be unclear, it is characterized by a distinct histological appearance and a clinical course highlighting its low malignant potential. ...
Elli Murat - - 2006
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) is a rare neoplasm that often occurs during the first year of life. More than 90% of MNTIs occur in the head and neck region, with most on the anterior part of the maxillary ridge. MNTI has also been reported in the mediastinum, thigh, ...
Lee Chii-Hong - - 2006
We report a case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the prostate in a 75-year-old man with dysuria and urinary retention. Digital rectal examination revealed a markedly enlarged prostate. The serum level of prostate-specific antigen was 0.2 ng/dL. Imaging studies showed an expanded prostate, measuring 6.7 x 5.6 x 5.5 ...
Mridha A R - - 2007
Gliomas with cartilaginous metaplasia are extremely uncommon and thought to be due to metaplasia of the mesenchymal supportive elements. The tumors are located in the midline, mostly fourth ventricle and rarely in the pons. The present paper describes an unusual case of anaplastic ependymoma with cartilaginous and osseous metaplasia in ...
Kurschel Senta - - 2006
The case of a 6-year-old girl with a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) in the left cerebellopontine angle (CPA) is reported. The clinical, radiological, and histopathological findings are presented. To our knowledge, the presence of PXA in the CPA has not previously been reported. The rare infratentorial locations of PXA (frequently seen ...
Warden Scott M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: As conservative treatments for retinoblastoma become more prevalent, there will be a greater number of ocular complications developing in eyes that previously would have been enucleated. Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) is needed to manage some of these complications. METHODS: The authors evaluated three consecutive cases of PPV in eyes ...
Shive H - - 2006
Liposarcomas are rare neoplasms in domestic animals, but have been reported to occur in many species. In humans, liposarcoma is one of the most common malignant mesenchymal tumors. Classification of liposarcomas in humans has been well established and categorization by type can be of prognostic value; no such unique classification ...
Sharma Mehar Chand - - 2006
Central neurocytomas (CN) are uncommon tumors of the central nervous system, most descriptions of which available in the literature are in the form of isolated case reports and small series. Owing to this rare incidence, diagnosis and management of this neoplasm remain controversial. Usually, these tumors affect lateral ventricles of ...
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