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Mohindra Sandeep - - 2012
The authors present the first report of pediatric brainstem oligodendroglioma, infiltrating midbrain, and medulla oblongata. The report details clinical features, radiological findings, and surgical steps. As this entity is exceedingly uncommon, the overall epidemiology, prognosis, and long-term outcome remain far from established.
George Kuriakose J - - 2012
Dural metastases have been found in about 8-9% of patients who died of cancer, in most autopsy series. Dural metastases presenting with chronic subdural hematoma are rare, with only about 55 cases reported in the literature. We discuss the case of a 72 year old gentleman with prostate cancer who ...
Kanthan Rani - - 2012
The discovery of adrenal incidentalomas due to the widespread use of sophisticated abdominal imaging techniques has resulted in an increasing trend of adrenal gland specimens being received in the pathology laboratory. In this context, we encountered three uncommon adrenal incidentalomas.The aim of this manuscript is to report in detail the ...
Tan C J CJ Surgical Assessment Unit, Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, UK. - - 2012
Liposarcomas of the spermatic cord are unusual and rarely reported in the literature. These tumours can sometimes be mistaken for the common scrotal swellings such as hydrocoeles and hernias. Careful clinical and radiological examination will help in appropriate preoperative planning and surgery by an experienced surgical team. We report our ...
Ryu Kyoung Min - - 2011
Intramuscular hemangioma originated in chest wall is a rare benign tumor, with no relevant reports in Korea. In most cases, the tumor is discovered before the age of 30 years and it is reported that trauma operates as the initiation factor. It is essential to concern the clinical suspicion and ...
DeCroos F C - - 2011
This work describes a series of patients with odontogenic orbital cellulitis (OOC), focusing on rate of abscess formation, need for surgical intervention, and imaging findings helpful for rapid diagnosis. Review of a current case and 22 patients with OOC from the scientific literature demonstrated periapical lucency as the most commonly ...
Macek P - - 2011
Mycobacterium marinum is the most frequent non-tuberculous Mycobacterium in humans. We report the first ever described case of epididymoorchitis resulting from hematogenous spread of M. marinum from hand oligoarthritis. This was initially mistaken for rheumatoid disease and methylprednisolone-induced immunosuppression led to hematogenous spread of infection to the testis and epididymis.
Effiom O A - - 2011
Odontogenic myxoma (OM) is a locally aggressive neoplasm whose clinicopathological characteristics have not been extensively reported in Nigerians. To describe the clinicopathological characteristics of cases of OM seen at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. A review of both clinical and histopathological records of sixty-three cases of OM diagnosed ...
Al-Rikabi Ammar Cherkess - - 2011
Tuberculosis of the tongue is a very rare event even in areas and countries in which tuberculosis is endemic. The disease can present itself in a variety of clinical appearances, most of which may mimic malignant lingual neoplasms clinically. In this case, we present a patient who initially complained of ...
Abdel-Razek Ahmed M - - 2011
We report a case of a 22-year-old patient with a severe form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy involving both ventricles, for which he underwent surgical treatment. Echocardiogram and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the presence of an aneurysm in the inferior-anterior portion of the right ventricle.
Pasarón Raquel - - 2012
The purpose of this report is to demonstrate a step-by-step process of clinical decision making. A case study is presented in stages to simulate the way such information emerges in clinical practice. The focus is on the diagnostic process of this pediatric surgical patient's presentation, with particular attention to the ...
Yetiser Sertac - - 2011
Surgical treatment of lymphangioma of the face is a difficult task to achieve due to close vicinity of the lesion to the facial nerve and possibility of scar tissue formation. Inefficient surgical removals generally will give rise to high recurrence rates because of infiltrative and diffuse extension of the lesion. ...
Odièvre Marie-Hélène - - 2011
We report the occurrence of symptomatic methemoglobinemia in a previously healthy boy, who presented with severe acute hemolysis after fava bean ingestion. The methemoglobinemia revealed a previously unrecognized glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. We discuss the pathophysiology of severe methemoglobinemia when associated with acute hemolysis, favism, and the common African G6PD ...
Hazarika Produl - - 2011
Less than 10% of the patients with plasma cell neoplasms present with a solitary plasmacytoma. Though the nasal cavity is a common extramedullary site, the occurrence is extremely rare. Two cases of solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma of the sinonasal region are reported. The first of which is sinonasal plasmacytoma with concomitant ...
Wilson Bethany - - 2011
Acquired hemophilia A is a rare disorder caused by the development of inhibitors to coagulation factor VIII. The case of a 74-year-old man who presented with spontaneous ecchymoses and was found to have acquired hemophilia A is reported. Bleeding was acutely controlled using recombinant activated factor VII. Combined modality immunosuppression ...
Gardner C J - - 2011
Over the last decade subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) has increasingly been recognised as a cause of hypopituitarism. We report on the case of a patient with evidence of growth hormone deficiency manifesting after a period of time, with a favourable response to growth hormone replacement. This is followed by a review ...
Inoue H - - 2011
We herein report a case study of a female newborn with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies who presented with generalized seizures, hypoglycemia and hyperammonemia at 18 h after birth. In addition, we review the association of hyperammonemia in neonates with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies reported in the previous literature. This unrecognized association ...
Schröder-Hinrichs Jens U - - 2011
Careful accident investigation provides opportunities to review safety arrangements in socio-technical systems. There is consensus that human intervention is involved in the majority of accidents. Ever cautious of the consequences attributed to such a claim vis-à-vis the apportionment of blame, several authors have highlighted the importance of investigating organizational factors ...
Cizmeci Orhan - - 2011
Facial clefts are extremely rare congenital deformities and there are only a few technique reports for surgical reconstruction of clefts in the literature. In this article, we report a Tessier no. 3 incomplete cleft reconstruction with alar transposition and irregular Z-plasty in a 2-year old female patient.
Kothari Shivangi T - - 2011
We report a rare, classic case of isolated angioedema of the bowel due to C1-esterase inhibitor deficiency. It is a rare presentation and very few cases have been reported worldwide. Angioedema has been classified into three categories. A 66-year-old Caucasian man presented with a ten-month history of episodic severe cramping ...
Camuzard O - - 2011
Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor of Infancy (MNTI) is a rare but distinct neoplastic entity in infancy. Diagnosis is usually made before the age of 12 months. The common clinical presentation is a rapidly growing mass of the pre-maxillary area. Its surface is unevenly pigmented. To affirm the diagnosis a biopsy is ...
Kadaba R - - 2011
Common causes of chronic upper gastrointestinal bleeding include oesophageal varices, gastroduodenal ulcers and malignancy, and patients mostly present with iron deficiency type anaemia. We present the case of a 60-year-old lady who presented with iron deficiency anaemia and on investigation was found to have a large duodenal polyp requiring surgical ...
Shearer Damon D - - 2011
Most pancreatic arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) present due to gastrointestinal bleeding or abdominal pain, but these patients may be asymptomatic. Increased portal vein flow from these malformations can lead to portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding. Diagnosis is often made by imaging, and early diagnosis has led to successful surgical resection or ...
Jusué Torres Ignacio - - 2011
Extracranial metastases secondary to intracranial neoplasm are extremely rare. The incidence of extraneural metastases of brain tumours is estimated to be less than 0.4%. The authors report a case of postoperative intracranial glioblastoma spreading to the skin in an adult patient. In this case, the radiological images and surgical findings ...
Acién Pedro - - 2010
To present clinical cases of women who had an accessory and cavitated noncommunicating uterine mass with functioning endometrium associated with a normal uterus, suggestive of a new type of Müllerian anomaly. We report on five institutional cases: four cases of cavitated accessory uterine mass and a case of true adenomyoma. ...
Ozdemir Süleyman - - 2010
Rhinolithiasis is masses that result from the deposition of salts around an intranasal foreign body. Rhinoliths are rare and rhinolithiasis is generally reported in the literature in single case studies. This study presents 21 cases of rhinolithiasis with a large series of clinical findings, diagnosis, and treatment. A total of ...
Das Shukla S Department of Microbiology, University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg, Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, - - 2011
Rhinosporidiosis is a disease caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi which primarily affects the mucosa of the nose, conjunctiva and urethra. While it is endemic in some Asian regions, isolated cases are reported in other parts of the world as a result of the socio-cultural phenomenon of the migration. Its manifestation is ...
Paul Gregory S - - 2010
Nudds and Dyke (Reports, 14 May 2010, p. 887) reported that the primary features of the early birds Archaeopteryx and Confuciusornis were too weak to power flight. This conclusion is not supported because the authors overestimated the mass of the subjects and understated the strength of the primary shafts in ...
Ahuja Shweta - - 2011
In this article, we described a case of extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) in a 12-year-old boy with the clinical and hematological features of hemolytic anemia of unknown cause. The patient presented with a solitary well circumscribed mass in right kidney. Ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration cytology showed myelocytes, metamyelocytes, megakaryocytes, and immature ...
Satgunaseelan Laveniya - - 2011
The authors report the first case of extensive craniocervical pneumocranium causing mass effect, without any associated extradural pneumatocele. The patient presented with frontal headaches and unusual sensations in his left ear. He was found to have large pneumocranium involving his left frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital bones as well as ...
Garg Montey - - 2010
Malakoplakia is a very rare chronic inflammatory disorder, first described in 1902. In 75% of cases, the condition affects the genitourinary tract. Five cases of malakoplakia affecting the neck were previously reported in the literature. An 83-year-old woman presented with an enlarging mass in the posterior triangle of the neck ...
Jaiswal S - - 2010
A 54-year-old male presented with the history of headache and vomiting. MRI of the head showed right posterior temporal mass which was surgically excised. Histopathological examination revealed features of glioblastoma with pigmented cells. The pigment was demonstrated to be melanin which was confirmed by special stains and immunohistochemistry. This is ...
Yorganc─▒lar Ediz - - 2010
Ganglioglioma is a tumor containing both astrocytic and neuronal components. It may occur any where in the central nervous system and spinal cord but is only encountered rarely. Nasal glial heterotopia (also known as ''nasal glioma''), is a rare developmental abnormality seen in a wide age group. Gangliogliomas may also ...
Jung Sang Hun - - 2010
Colonic diverticula are common whereas but rectal diverticula are very rare, with only sporadic reports in the literature since 1911. Most patients with rectal diverticula are diagnosed incidentally, inflammatory processes may have developed at the time of the diagnosis. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman presenting with a ...
Chun Young Soo - - 2010
Calcific myonecrosis is a rare late post-traumatic condition, in which a single muscle is replaced by a fusiform mass with central liquefaction and peripheral calcification. Compartment syndrome is suggested to be the underlying cause. The resulting mass may expand with time due to recurrent intralesional hemorrhage into the chronic calcified ...
Mendonça Vera - - 2010
Tracheal chondrosarcoma are rare diseases, with only 15 cases previously described in the literature between 1959 and 2008. Here we present a rare case of tracheal chondrosarcoma and a review of the literature. Our patient, a 72-year-old man, had progressive throat pain for 2 years before diagnosis. Clinical and imaging ...
Thakar Sumit - - 2010
Giant cavernous malformations (GCMs) constitute an uncommon entity in the diagnostic armamentarium of the neurosurgeon. We report a 3-year-old boy with a GCM in the peri-trigonal region and review 13 other paediatric cases previously reported in literature. A 3-year-old boy presented with right-sided hemiparesis and features of raised intracranial pressure ...
Cavanaugh David A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Ganglioneuromas are rare benign tumors of the neural crest occurring in early childhood. They are occasionally diagnosed in young adults due to their mass-effect on adjacent structures. We report a case of ganglioneuroma incidentally diagnosed in an adult man. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old man presented with left-sided ...
Bui Marilyn M - - 2010
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (AHE) of the colon is a rare entity. Since 1997, to our knowledge only 2 similar cases have been documented in the literature. Here, we report a third case that presented as a transverse colonic mass mimicking cancer both clinically and radiologically. Microscopically classic morphologic criteria ...
Dasgupta S - - 2010
Pelvic actinomycosis is an uncommon condition, often associated with the use of intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD). Pelvic actinomycosis is rare accounting for 3% of all human actinomycotic infections. Ovarian actinomycosis is even rarer. Here, we present a 24-year-old woman using an IUCD for 3 1 / 2 years with right-sided ...
Matsui Takeshi - - 2010
A 66-year-old woman presented to our outpatient clinic with abdominal discomfort in April, 2008. Ultrasound revealed a hypo-echoic 10cm mass in the right hepatic lobe but no indication of chronic liver disease, with similar results in her history, on physical exam, and imaging. Serum testing did not identify any systemic ...
Oermann Eric K - - 2010
Extramedullary hematopoiesis secondary to chronic anemia is well reported throughout the literature. A rare presentation of this condition is in the central nervous tissue reported most frequently as an epidural mass causing spinal cord compression. The authors report the case of a 51-year-old man with beta-thalassemia and chronic anemia who ...
Cheong Jin Hwan - - 2010
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic infestation of the central nervous system. Most cases of NCC are to related and/or associated with inflammation within the cerebral parenchyma. A 71-year-old woman presented with a 4-year history of visual disturbance. This symptom had become aggravated 4 weeks earlier. Her visual acuity ...
Machado Norman Oneil - - 2010
Neutropenic enterocolitis is a life threatening complication occurring most frequently after intensive chemotherapy in acute leukemia and solid tumors. This review aims to explore the pathogenesis of the condition and appraise the option and outcome of conservative and surgical management based on the literature review. A Medline search was carried ...
Madana J - - 2010
We report an extremely rare case of rhinosporidiosis with involvement of both larynx and trachea, together with coexisting nasal, nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal lesions, in a 32-year-old man. Case report and review of the world literature concerning laryngotracheal and disseminated rhinosporidiosis. A 32-year-old, South Indian man presented with a nasal mass ...
Hamoui Mazen - - 2010
We present the case of a 64-year-old woman with a subcutaneous vascular leiomyoma in the tarsal tunnel in the ankle. The patient presented with pain of several years' duration in the medial aspect of the ankle in the retromalleolar region corresponding to the tarsal tunnel and associated with a subcutaneous ...
Parker Carol E - - 2010
This review reports on the current and emerging technologies for the use of mass-spectrometry-based proteomics in clinical applications.
Rashid A - - 2011
The study design includes case report and clinical discussion. The objective was to describe a rare case of a giant intramuscular myxoma (IMM) presenting as a mass in the paravertebral muscles. Myxoma is a rare benign soft tissue tumour of mesenchymal origin. Although intramuscular presentation is common, they are rare ...
Pham Nguyen S - - 2010
Lipoblastoma is an exceedingly rare cause of pediatric head and neck masses. There have been 47 cases previously reported in the English literature. We present an additional case and review of the available literature on this rare neoplasm. To review and assess the current published literature regarding the efficacy of ...
Bayón Jeremías - - 2011
Hemodialysis tunneled catheter are in constant motion due to the movement of the heart. For that reason catheter tip may cause damage to the wall of the vessel or the atrium, resulting in mural thrombus formation at the point of contact. We report the case of a 36 year old asymptomatic ...
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