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Chen H D - - 2001
A 36-year-old woman had suffered from epigastric fullness for half a year. A splenic mass was found by ultrasonography. She was treated with splenectomy. Inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen was diagnosed pathologically. This benign tumor in the spleen is extremely rare. To our knowledge, only 67 cases had been reported ...
Yalcinbas Y K - - 2001
We report a case of left thoracic kidney that was identified after a detailed workup for a left thoracic mass that appeared on a routine chest roentgenogram of a young adult. Intravenous pyelography and angiography clearly identified this rare anomaly. Anatomical features and clinical implications of this condition are presented.
Kakita A - - 2001
Aprosencephaly/atelencephaly is an extremely rare central nervous system defect of the human fetus, which has been attributed to an encephaloclastic process. We report here the histopathological features of the rudimentary forebrain and retina of a case of aprosencephaly in a male fetus that was examined at 20 weeks of gestation, ...
Alawi F - - 2001
Metastatic calcification is a pathologic condition characterized by deposition of calcified product in otherwise normal tissues as a result of hyperphosphatemia with or without concurrent hypercalcemia. Metastatic calcification presenting clinically as an oral lesion is extremely rare. To date, only 7 cases of metastatic calcification involving the oral soft tissues ...
Yamamoto T - - 2001
A case of unilateral, subscapular elastofibroma dorsi secondary to degenerative osteoarthritis in the ipsilateral glenohumeral joint is presented. A 69-year-old woman had experienced symptoms of osteoarthritis in the right shoulder since contracting septic arthritis when she was 7 years old. The patient noticed a soft tissue mass in the right ...
Liu P Y - - 2001
Tuberculous constrictive pericarditis is a rare condition with a high mortality rate. The coexistence of constrictive pericarditis and intracardiac tuberculoma has not previously been reported. We report the case of a 65-year-old man presenting with left-side pleural effusion and signs of systemic venous congestion for 2 months. Echocardiography and computerized ...
Vala H - - 2001
Angiokeratoma is described by various authors as a rare variant of the hemangioma in the dog, characterized by a vascular component, like all types of vascular neoplasms, but also by an epithelial component. A case of angiokeratoma is described in a male 8-year-old dog. The tumor was located in heavily ...
Handa K K - - 2001
Extra nasopharyngeal origin of angiofibroma is very rare. The nasal septum is a very rare site of extra nasopharyngeal angiofibroma with only two cases reported in the medical literature. We report here a case of a vascular mass arising from the nasal septum of an 8 year old boy. Histopathology ...
Cannon C P - - 2001
Echinococcosis (hydatid cyst disease) is a zoonotic infection caused by the parasitic tapeworm Echinococcus. The larval stage of this parasite can implant in many organs of the body, most commonly the liver, and create internal budding cystic masses. Echinococcal cysts also can implant in soft tissues; however, a review of ...
Oh Y K - - 2001
We report a unique case of skeletal metastasis with prominent soft tissue extension from a colon cancer in a 44-year-old male patient. Four years after the diagnosis of colon cancer, plain radiographic examinations revealed a prominent soft tissue mass associated with cortical destruction of the right femur. Palliative radiotherapy of ...
Pang K P - - 2001
Localized amyloidosis in the head and neck is a rare and benign disease. Larynx is the most common site of involvement and accounts for 0.2% to 1.5% of benign laryngeal tumors. The oral cavity and pharynx may also be involved in localized amyloidosis of the head and neck. There are ...
Zanchetta M - - 2001
A 58-year-old man with a history of severe invalidating claudicatio intermittens underwent femoropopliteal bypass with a human umbilical vein graft. Seven years later he presented with a painful enlarging mass in the middle portion of his right thigh. The duplex scan showed a pseudoaneurysm of the body of the prosthesis, ...
Cacciari A - - 2001
We describe a 9-year-old boy who presented with dyspnea and with a neck mass which was initially described as a thyroid nodule. At the end of the diagnostic-therapeutic research this mass was finally diagnosed as an adult rhabdomyoma originating from the mediastinum. This is an extremely rare tumor which is ...
Yencha M W - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the clinical course and management of pilomatricoma involving the head and neck in the pediatric age group and to review the literature. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the author's case files between the years of 1996 and 2000, revealed seven cases of head and neck pilomatricoma involving children. ...
Berná J D - - 2001
The ultrasonographic appearance of breast hamartomas (BHs) is described and its diagnostic utility is discussed in this study of 27 women with mammographic findings both typical and atypical of BH. The role of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of BH of atypical mammographic appearance is also analyzed. These 27 ...
Stoopen E - - 2001
Dieulafoy's disease is a vascular anomaly characterized by the presence of a dysplastic artery that is related to an epithelial ulcer. While it is most frequently a GI condition, occurrence in the bronchus has been reported previously in six cases. We present the case of a 51-year-old man with severe ...
Sathyamurthy I - - 2001
A 52-year-old male presented with dyspnoea on exertion. He was found to have a clinically normal cardiac status and a mass lesion in the anterior mediastinum, probably arising from the pericardium near the right atrium, as shown by both echocardiography and a computerized tomographic scan of the chest. He was ...
Igarashi A - - 2001
We report herein the case of a 33-year-old woman who presented with palpable abdominal swelling found to be caused by a huge lymphangioma of the pancreas. An abdominal computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a large multilocular cystic mass with water-dense contents, which was derived from the pancreatic head. A pancreaticoduodenectomy ...
Dunn I B - - 2000
Three cases are presented where pelvic masses were originally misdiagnosed as cases of chronic urinary retention. In all cases the erroneous diagnosis was made at outpatient assessment, where postmicturition ultrasound scan measurement of residual urine volume had been performed. This investigation, while a useful tool, must be viewed in the ...
Várkonyi I - - 2000
Meconium periorchitis (MPO) is an uncommon entity associated with healed meconium peritonitis. The typical presentation is soft hydrocele at birth which becomes harder in weeks as the meconium calcifies. It mimics a scrotal mass, and, without knowledge of this rare disease, this may lead to unnecessary surgery. Both the masses ...
Jin S L - - 2000
Actinomycosis is an infectious disease caused by certain Actinomyces species. Actinomyces are Gram-positive, non-spore forming organisms characterized by obligate or facultative anaerobic rods that normally inhabit anaerobic niches of the human oral cavity. Cervicofacial, abdominal, pelvic and thoracic infections of Actinomyces are not uncommon, but endobronchial actinomycosis is rarely reported. ...
Papastratis G - - 2000
Mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver is an unusual oncologic entity which occurs almost exclusively in infancy and childhood; fewer than 200 cases have been reported. We present the case of a 21-year-old female, who was admitted to our institution with a painful right subcostal mass lasting for 6 months, who ...
Iwuagwu O C - - 2000
Pyomyositis is a pyogenic infection of skeletal muscle. Its incidence in temperate countries though low is rising. Most cases from the temperate region involve immuno-compromised patients. The onset is usually insidious with progression to large purulent collections. Because of its low incidence in temperate countries, it is often initially misdiagnosed. ...
Yang S H - - 2000
Intracortical osteosarcoma is the rarest anatomic variation of osteosarcoma. There have been only 12 cases reported in the English-language literature. We present a case of osteosarcoma in an 18-year-old Taiwanese man that originated within the cortex of the tibial diaphysis. The initial radiograph revealed a lytic mass confined to the ...
Yang S W - - 2000
Lingual osteoma, a rare clinical entity, has been found mainly in the posterior region of tongue. It mostly affects women in their third and fourth decades of life and occurs less frequently in men. We report an unusual case of a 42-year-old male patient who developed a lingual osteoma near ...
Sheehan J M - - 2000
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: The pathophysiological features of syringomyelia are not yet entirely understood. We present a case of a supratentorial mass causing tonsillar herniation and syringomyelia. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old woman underwent magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of progressive headaches. A large parieto-occipital mass was revealed. Herniation of the cerebellar ...
Uğraş S - - 2000
We describe a case of juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) in a Turkish child. Only about 40 cases of juvenile hyaline fibromatosis had been reported in English literature as of March 1998, and it had not been reported in English literature from Turkey as of November 1998. Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis characterized ...
Cole R B - - 2000
The field of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry is reviewed with emphasis placed upon advances in the elucidation of fundamental mechanistic aspects of the ionization process that have been reported over the past 10 years. The analytical consequences of these findings are also examined. Eight central conclusions or 'tenets' are presented, ...
Bernardini F P - - 2000
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical features and management of a patient with an extralacrimal dacryolith. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 43-year-old woman remarked at a routine eye examination that a small, firm mass located for several years on the right side of her nose had recently become slightly larger. The ...
Deol I - - 2000
BACKGROUND: Amebic infections can spread to the central nervous system with a lengthy but usually fatal course. A typical case is presented to raise awareness of this increasingly reported infectious process that may have a more favorable outcome if diagnosed in its early stages. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 38-year-old male presented ...
Salaris S - - 2000
In 1990, the APA Task Force on ECT cited no "absolute" contraindications to ECT but "Substantial Risk" to be associated with ECT for patients with space occupying or other cerebral lesions with increased intracranial pressure and with bleeding or otherwise unstable vascular aneurysm or malformation. These findings indicate that patients ...
Hoeffel C C - - 2000
Fetus in fetu is a rare condition in which a fetiform calcified mass often is present in the abdomen of its host, a newborn or an infant. We report on a case of a 19-month-old girl whose plain abdominal radiograph, ultrasonography, and computed tomography scan revealed a mass in which ...
Murai M - - 2000
It is becoming increasingly common to discover adrenal masses incidentally on radiologic imaging studies. We herein present our experience with 61 cases of incidentally discovered and surgically removed adrenal incidentalomas, including 11 pheochromocytomas. Only four were adrenocortical carcinomas. A review of the literature, including Japanese journals, for the prevalence of ...
Morse M A - - 2000
Liposarcomas generally originate most often in the extremities or retroperitoneum, less frequently in the head and neck, and rarely in the thorax. We describe a particularly rare presentation of myxoid liposarcoma originating in the supraclavicular fossa. The mass was resected and has not recurred. We searched our pathology database for ...
Lowry D L - - 2000
The differential diagnosis of the vulvar mass in the prepubertal patient is extensive and reported cases of a vulvar hamartoma in the literature are limited. The case presented in this work and review of the literature demonstrate that when considering the differential diagnosis of vulvar masses in the prepubertal female, ...
Jacobs I A - - 2000
We describe the case of a 5-year-old boy found to have an enlarging mass of the posterior neck. The patient underwent an uneventful excision of the mass, and pathologic examination revealed it to be an angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. This case report presents a review of the recent literature of this ...
Morris B - - 2000
A 26-year-old lady presented with a history of abdominal pain and distension since two months. The ultrasound examination showed an epigastric mass, which was delineated as a filling defect in the stomach on barium studies. The computerised tomographic scan showed a gastric mass with pockets of air in it, without ...
Oostburg B F - - 2000
The occurrence of polycystic echinococcosis (PE) caused by Echinococcus vogeli in Suriname is reviewed. Six of the eight known cases, including the first (which was incorrectly diagnosed as cystic hydatid disease caused by E. granulosus) in 1982, are described. The distribution in Suriname of the natural hosts of E. vogeli--the ...
Lee K H - - 2000
We report three cases of pilomatricoma, one in the infrahyoid neck and the others in the preauricular area. In all cases, CT showed well marginated soft tissue masses that were located mainly in the subcutaneous fat, partly attaching to the overlying skin. There was no evidence of infiltration to deeper ...
Shee J J - - 2000
Herein, we report on a rare case of leiomyoma of the epididymis. The case we present involved a 55-year-old patient who had had a painless left scrotal mass for 20 years. The mass was round and elastic and measured about 2 x 2 x 2 cm. We recognized the mass ...
Boutonnat J - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To identify alpha-amylase crystalloid formations in parotid specimens obtained by fine needle aspiration. STUDY DESIGN: The study concerned three cases of sialadenitis with crystalloid formation observed between 1993 and 1998. In one of these cases, transmission electron microscopy, mass spectrometry and measurement of amylase activity were used to characterize ...
Zuccoli G - - 2000
A patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 was found to have an enhancing mass in the hypothalamus and in the anterior optic pathway. A 3-month MR study showed a reduction in the size and enhancement of the mass. At a 9-month MR follow-up the mass disappeared and ceased to enhance. This ...
De Stefani A - - 2000
Chondrosarcoma of the larynx is a rare tumor; worldwide only about 250-300 cases have been described in the literature. We present a clinical case of laryngeal chondrosarcoma manifesting as a swollen mass of 10 x 7 x 6 cm in the infrahyoid and left lateral cervical region. The patient underwent ...
Horie Y - - 2000
A case of a uterus-like mass arising from the mesentery is reported. A mass measuring 14x11 cm was noted in the small bowel mesentery of a 59-year-old woman. Histologically, the lesion consisted of endometrial-type and fallopian tube-type mucosa surrounded by thick bundles of smooth muscle cells. Since the first report ...
Papageorgiou C - - 2000
Congenital teratomas of the oral cavity commonly present as tissue masses projecting from the mouth. The important prognostic determinants are: the age of presentation, technical problems during surgical removal of the mass, associated anomalies, and the nature of the composing tissues. This study reports one case of epignathus (an extremely ...
Takeuchi K - - 2000
A case of primary liposarcoma of the cervix is described in a 49-year-old woman with a fungating cervical mass which was diagnosed as liposarcoma on the basis of cytologic features and the intracellular lipids. Most of the adipocytes and vacuolated lipoblasts were positive for S- 100 protein. The mass was ...
Yamamoto T - - 2000
We report on the rare case of a 50-year-old male with intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEP) in the left toes. The patient noticed a small tender mass in the left toes and underwent surgery in November 1997. The tumor recurred twice after surgery. Histopathological examination revealed a pure form of ...
Berlucchi M - - 2000
Schwannomas are neurogenic neoplasms rarely found in the sinonasal tract, where localization to the nasal septum is exceedingly rare (only 11 cases have been described in the western literature). We report the case of a 29-year-old white male with a schwannoma completely filling the left nasal fossa and arising from ...
Takada T - - 2000
This is a case report of carpal tunnel syndrome caused by an idiopathic calcareous lesion within the carpal canal. The median nerve was trapped between the transverse carpal ligament and the calcified mass. The mass was predominantly composed of calcium phosphate. Surgical release of the transverse carpal ligament and removal ...
Gupta N P - - 2000
Spontaneous perirenal hematoma (SPH) is a clinical entity that poses a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We report a case of SPH in an adult where the cause could not be determined at first presentation, even with computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and angiography. He was under close follow-up, and ...
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