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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 ...
Chin Kingsley R - - 2010
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Osteochondroma is the most common primary benign bone tumor and is usually located in the metaphyses of long bones and rarely in the spine or anterior sacrum. To the best of our knowledge, en bloc excision of a solitary osteochondroma of the anterior sacrum in an adult patient ...
Ha Bok Yong - - 2010
A rare case of solitary intraspinal epidural lymphangioma is described with a review of the literature. A 16-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital with a history of two-year of progressive paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging study revealed a 2 x 2 x 6 cm sized epidural cystic mass in the ...
Meyer Estie E Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Cape Town Medical School, Cape Town, South Africa. - - 2010
The presentation of ectopic cervical thymic tissue as an anterior neck mass is rare. We report 3 similar cases in 3 boys-2 who had a thymic cyst and 1 who had an ectopic cervical thymus. We discuss the radiographic presentation on ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in these cases. We ...
Bolger J C - - 2010
We report a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma arising between the fourth and fifth metatarsal. A 13-year-old boy presented to outpatients with a history of pain and swelling in the lateral aspect of his left forefoot. Plain radiographs and MRI showed a soft tissue mass displacing the fourth metatarsal. Percutaneous biopsy ...
Kattepura Subramanya - - 2010
An 8-year-old girl presented with a relatively asymptomatic abdominopelvic mass that was detected in the neonatal period. She harbored a presacral mass with intraspinal extension and a right posterior mediastinal mass; all were excised completely and were ganglioneuromas. The report discusses the maturation of neuroblastoma-ganglioneuromas and details the staged management ...
Ben Saad Mo?z - - 2010
BACKGROUND: AMP makes true great strides these last decades. Logically some complications were noticed even due to ovarian puncture such as hemorrhage, perforation or infection. The aim of this report is to try, through a review of literature, to draw the attention of physicians to a rare entity, ovarian abscess ...
Wright Kelly Nicole - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To report a rare presentation of bilateral endometriomas in an adolescent and describe characteristics of endometriomas. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Major academic medical center. PATIENT(S): An 18-year-old G0 presented with an incidentally found 35-cm pelvic mass that was found to be bilateral endometriomas. INTERVENTION(S): Exploratory laparotomy with resection of ...
Mao Y J - - 2010
A case report of laryngeal myoepithelial carcinoma (MEC) is presented and the literature concerning prognostic factors in MEC is reviewed. A 61-year old man was admitted to hospital with hoarseness and progressive dyspnoea. On examination, both vocal cords were fixed in the midline with a glottic fissure of only 3 ...
Hochlehnert Achim - - 2010
We report a case of a 20-year-old white woman with the history of anorexia nervosa presenting with spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM). On admission, her body mass index (BMI) was 9.9 kg/m(2). Physical examination revealed subcutaneous crepitation especially in the axillae, the intercostal spaces, between the scapulae and along the spine. A ...
Lee Jae Hoon - - 2010
Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative and granulomatous disease usually caused by Actinomyces israelii. The pathogen produces a characteristic granulomatous inflammatory fibrosis and mass lesion. Abdominal actinomycosis is often difficult to diagnose before operation because of its rarity and chronic disease progression without any characteristic clinical features. In particular, pancreas is ...
Khan Amna N - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To present a rare case of composite pheochromocytoma-ganglioneuroma (Pheo-GN) of the adrenal medulla, review the related literature, and discuss the clinical features, pathologic findings, behavior, and management of such tumors. METHODS: A case report of a patient with composite Pheo-GN of the adrenal gland is presented. Using the online ...
Sareen Deepika - - 2010
We report the case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with a soft-tissue mass that filled the left external auditory canal and a discharge that resembled chronic suppurative otitis media. The patient underwent mastoid exploration with complete excision of the mass. Findings on the excision biopsy were consistent with a ...
Salman Mehmet Coskun - - 2010
Lipoleiomyoma is a very rare tumor which is composed of adipocytes and smooth muscle cells. It is most commonly located in uterine corpus although cervical, ovarian, and retroperitoneal locations were also reported. Lipoleiomyoma located in broad ligament is extremely uncommon and only five cases were reported to date. Here, we ...
Rawlinson Neil J - - 2010
Sebaceous lymphadenoma is a benign rare tumor of the salivary gland. It typically presents in the 6th decade of life as a slowly growing parotid mass. Pathologic examination reveals a well circumscribed mass composed of epithelial islands set in a lymphoid background. The epithelial nests are composed of sebaceous cells ...
Veras Emanuela - - 2010
Solitary synovial osteochondroma (SSO) is a rare variant of extraskeletal osteochondroma. The aim of this study was to review 5 cases of SSO, including clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic features. Five cases of SSO were retrieved from our files. Histopathologic and radiographic findings were reviewed, and a clinicopathologic correlation was performed. ...
Foroughi Mansoor - - 2010
We report two cases of operative intervention that was beneficial in the treatment of delayed symptomatic radionecrotic masses that had developed following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) using the gamma knife (GK) for the treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM). Case 1 involved a small craniotomy for decompression of a large cerebral ...
Akbulut Sami - - 2010
Renal oncocytomas are benign neoplasms derived from cells of the distal renal tubule, and comprise 5% to 7% of primary renal neoplasms. Oncocytomas are mostly asymptomatic, and the majority of tumors are discovered incidentally. In this case report, we present a case of a patient with a giant oncocytoma arising ...
Gokhale Uday A - - 2010
CONTEXT: Heterotopic pancreas is the presence of pancreatic tissue found outside the usual anatomical location of the pancreas. It is a rare condition and can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract with the stomach and the small bowel being the most common sites. It is usually asymptomatic and often discovered ...
Carkman Sinan - - 2010
Isolated abdominal wall actinomycosis in the presence of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is extremely rare and only six such cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case where clinical and radiological examinations revealed a pseudotumor within the anterior abdominal wall. After being lost to follow-up, the ...
Tiosano Dov - - 2010
Ovarian adrenal rest tumors (OARTs) are rare in contrast to testicular adrenal rest tumors. We report a case of OART in a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia who developed Nelson's syndrome after bilateral adrenalectomy. We describe the clinical, imaging, and laboratory findings of the patient and review the relevant literature ...
McCague Andrew - - 2010
Giant fibroadenomas are a rare form of fibroadenoma that present as rapidly enlarging breast masses. They are typically greater than 5 cm or 500 grams in size and most frequently are seen in premenopausal Afro-Caribbean or East Asian females. This unique case report presents a 22-year-old female who presented with ...
Seddighi Afsoun - - 2010
Lateral meningocele is a very rare disorder. It has been reported in patients with neurofibromatosis or Marfan's syndrome. Previous reports have described lateral meningoceles in the thoracic or cervical region. Lateral meningocele in the sacral area was reported in the literature only once. We describe a 3.5-year-old Iranian girl who ...
Salehin D - - 2010
Xanthogranulomas from the retroperitoneal space are rare. To our knowledge only a few cases have been reported in the literature in the retroperitoneal space. In this report, the authors present the case of a 24-year-old woman with a recurrence of this rare tumor. Two years after resection, the mass showed ...
Landau Danny - - 2010
Cerebral amyloidoma is an infrequently recognized condition that can be confused with a more malignant etiology. Few cases have been reported. We present a case report and a review of the literature. Our patient was a 64-year-old Caucasian man who was incidentally discovered to have a brain mass. He was ...
Park Sung Bin - - 2010
Inflammatory pseudotumor of the breast is a very rare cause of breast mass. To our knowledge, only a few cases have been described in the English literature. In this case, the lesion appeared on mammography as a round high-density mass with ill-defined margins and on sonography as an irregular mass ...
Arnaoutoglou Christina - - 2010
Low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a distinctive variant of fibrosarcoma with a high metastasizing potential and sometimes long interval between tumour presentation and metastasis. We present the case of a 50-year-old male who developed a large mass in the posterior aspect of his lower left thigh. The tumor was ...
Jiang Wei - - 2010
The association of pseudo-Meigs' syndrome, elevation of CA 125 to the struma ovarii is a rare condition. So far only nine cases have been reported in English literature through MEDLINE search. Here we report a 46-year-old case of the struma ovarii, presented with ascites, hydrothorax, right ovarian mass and elevated ...
Ali Farzana Nawaz - - 2010
Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare benign process that involves inflammation, fat necrosis, and fibrosis of the mesentery. The disease poses great diagnostic challenge due to its nonspecific clinical and diagnostic findings. We report the case of a 75-year-old man who presented with vague abdominal discomfort associated with an intra-abdominal mass. ...
Del Gobbo Alessandro - - 2010
Few cases of primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystoadenoma, a rare benign tumor, have been reported in the literature so far. The pathogenesis of this tumour is not completely understood yet.Our case is particularly significant since the localization in the mesentery has been described only once before in the literature. Unless biologically ...
Sharma K - - 2010
The authors present an unusual case of a polar mass in the frontal lobe of the brain, causing acute monocular visual loss in a 50-year-old woman with history of breast carcinoma treated with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Neuroimaging demonstrated herniation of the gyrus rectus into the suprasellar cistern resulting in ...
Sabatier Renaud - - 2010
Low-grade extraskeletal osteosarcomas (ESOS) are extremely rare. We present the first case of low-grade ESOS of the chest wall, which occurred in a 30-year-old man. Because of initial misdiagnosis and patient's refusal of surgery, the diagnosis was done after a 4-year history of a slowly growing mass in soft tissues, ...
Zhang Yaxia - - 2010
We report a unique case of an extramammary mammary-type myofibroblastoma of the perianal region. The patient was a 40-year old female with no significant past history, who presented with a right side painless perianal mass. Gross examination of the excised mass showed a well-circumscribed, apparently encapsulated, nodular mass weighing 30 ...
Liang Yuan-Jiao - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To describe a rare extrauterine mass of an unknown origin that was composed of smooth muscle with a central cavity lined by endometrium, which resembled a uterus. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Academic teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): A 17-year-old girl with severe dysmenorrhea was found to have a uterus-like mass composed ...
Gao Wen Chao - - 2010
PURPOSE: Nonfunctional parathyroid carcinoma (PTC) is one of the rarest malignant diseases and only nine cases have been reported during the last 23 years. We present a case of nonfunctioning PTC and review the literature in an effort to provide a better understanding of this rare disorder. METHODS: One patient ...
Sylvester D C - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We report the second known case of aggressive angiomyxoma of the larynx. METHOD: Case report and a review of the world literature concerning angiomyxoma of the larynx and recent advances in the immunohistochemical, cytogenic and clinical study of its female pelvic counterpart. RESULTS: Aggressive angiomyxoma is a rare mesenchymal ...
Prakash Shraddha - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Chilblains is a benign condition infrequently encountered in clinical practice; its resemblance to vasculitis or peripheral thromboemboli can often result in an extensive and unnecessary diagnostic work-up. METHOD: Three cases of chilblains seen by our Rheumatology service, along with 113 documented cases, were reviewed. RESULTS: Chilblains is characterized by ...
Bilici Ahmet - - 2010
Testicular cancer, like other histopathologic types, commonly metastasizes to the lungs, liver, and brain. Spread to soft tissue, however, is rare with only four cases with seminoma reported. However, one case with metastasis of testicular immature teratoma to soft tissue was documented previously. We report the case of a 38-year-old ...
Kawasaki Hiroshi - - 2009
An 86-year-old man was admitted complaining of abdominal pain. A tender hard mass was palpated in the right upper abdomen. On computed tomography, intussusception was visualized with a mass about 4 cm in size. Gastrographin enema examination showed typical so-called crab finger's sign findings. The mass was suspected to be ...
Mohindra Satyawati - - 2009
Angiofibroma arising outside the nasopharynx is unusual. The nasal septum is an extremely rare site for the origin of angiofibroma, and to date only 6 such cases previously have been reported in the literature. We report here a case of a 22-year-old man with a vascular mass arising from his ...
Purushothaman Balaji - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Spondylodiscitis is commonly caused by aerobic bacteria. Of all the spinal infections, anaerobic organisms account for less than 3% and are usually seen in postoperative patients. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a rare case of spontaneous onset of spondylodiscitis caused by anaerobe Prevotella that led to the diagnosis of serous ...
Purushothaman Balaji - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Spondylodiscitis is commonly caused by aerobic bacteria. Of all the spinal infections, anaerobic organisms account for less than 3% and are usually seen in postoperative patients. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a rare case of spontaneous onset of spondylodiscitis caused by anaerobe Prevotella that led to the diagnosis of serous ...
Singh Onkar - - 2009
Cystic lymphangiomas commonly occur in childhood, but breast involvement is an extremely rare entity that tends to be more common in adults, with only a few cases reported in children. We describe a 6-year-old boy who presented with a lump in the left breast that measured 4.5 x 3.5 x ...
Chen Henry H - - 2010
Lymphangiomatous polyps of the tonsils are rare with less than 30 cases reported in the literature. All have been unilateral. We report a case of a child with bilateral lymphangiomatous polyps of the palatine tonsils that was suspected on preoperative examination as opposed to an incidental postoperative histologic finding. These ...
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