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Ohene-Yeboah Michael - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare soft tissue tumour usually of the perineum. There is no report in the surgical literature of a description of AAM in black Africans. OBJECTIVE: To report the first description of AAM in black Africa women in the surgical literature and to highlight the ...
De Keyzer K K Department of Nephrology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. - - 2009
A 67-year-old female presents with a small mass in the anterior mediastinum on chest computed tomography. A biopsy proves the mass to be a spindle-cell-type or type A thymoma. Subsequently the patient develops fever and severe Coombs-positive haemolytic anaemia. She is initially treated with oral corticosteroids. Because of persistence of ...
Heletz Ido - - 2009
Malignant primary cardiac tumors are exceptionally rare, and the most common of these are sarcomas. We present a case of a patient who was found to have a large mass in the left atrium causing obstruction of mitral inflow. Only selected views on a transthoracic echocardiogram reveal the mass and ...
Lin Yu-Jun - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Intracranial inflammatory pseudotumors are rare. This study describes an intracranial inflammatory pseudotumor at the left cerebellopontine angle. It is the second documented posterior fossa intracranial inflammatory pseudotumor, and it was treated by surgery and radiotherapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49-year-old man presented with dizziness for 3 months and mild hoarseness ...
Hwang Jong Ha - - 2009
Periurethral masses in females are rarely observed, although they can occur anywhere along the genitourinary tract. They may be detected on physical examination or present with symptoms such as vaginal swelling, bladder outlet obstruction, vaginal bleeding, hematuria, or urinary tract infection. We report a sexually inactive, 27-year-old woman with an ...
Czekajska-Chehab Elzbieta - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Liposarcoma is one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas in adults, but it is exceedingly rare in the gastrointestinal tract. To the authors' knowledge, only 17 cases of esophageal liposarcomas have been described in the literature. CASE REPORT: The case of a 56-year-old woman is reported who complained ...
Kim Dong Wook - - 2010
The kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) is an uncommon vascular neoplasm of borderline or intermediate malignant potential in which involvement of the head and neck region is rare. A 5-year-old girl was admitted to the emergency room with abrupt massive hemoptysis. Transoral laryngoscopy revealed a round, reddish mass with active bleeding on ...
Ozgediz Doruk - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Abdominal actinomycosis has not been reported after elective cholecystectomy. METHODS: Case report and review of the pertinent English-language literature. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old man with abdominal actinomycosis presented with an abdominal mass mimicking a malignant tumor two years after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Investigation revealed the likely source of infection to ...
Kim Dong Hwan - - 2009
Hepatocellular adenoma (HA) is a benign hepatic lesion that predominantly occurs in young women. Most hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) arise in a cirrhotic liver during the fifth or sixth decades. There have been several reported cases of HCC developing from HA in female patients. However, there are rare cases about HCC ...
Rossi Roberto - - 2009
Accessory soleus is a rare congenital anatomical variant, which may manifest in the second/third decade of life as an exertional ankle pain and swelling or as an asymptomatic postero-medial mass. The incidence of this condition ranges from 0.7 to 5.5%. Many treatment options have been described in literature, including conservative ...
Kostopoulos Epaminondas - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an aggressive and relatively rare soft tissue infection, involving the fascia and the subcutaneous tissue, with a rapidly fatal evolution. CASE REPORT: GE, an 8 year-old girl presented with edema and redness of the external genitalia. Twelve hours later, she became toxic while her redness ...
Kang Nakheon - - 2009
Castleman disease is a lymphocytic hyperplastic disease that is also known as angiofollicular lymphoid hyperplasia or giant lymph node hyperplasia. It occurs mainly in the mediastinum but rarely in the face. Our experience is a case of a 65-year-old man who had a slow-growing, nontender temporal mass for 1 year. ...
Petry Max - - 2009
The authors present a unique case of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) localized in the renal hilum, retroperitoneum, and spine in a patient with Wegener granulomatosis. IPEH rarely occurs in the abdomen or spine with few cases reported in the literature. No case has been reported of IPEH involving both ...
Xu Jinzhi - - 2009
Retrosternal goiters are commonly situated in the anterior mediastinum, but according to the literature, 10-15% are located in the posterior mediastinum. The authors report two cases of enormous goiter in the posterior mediastinum. Case 1 was a 60-year-old man. His mass measured 12 x 9 x 8 cm and was ...
Rosenbaum Lizabeth - - 2009
We report two rare examples of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen. One patient presented with night sweats, abdominal pain, and weight loss and was found to have a splenic mass on CT scan suspected of lymphoma. The splenic mass in second patient was found incidentally at the ...
Ganguly R - - 2010
Infantile hepatic hamangioendothelioma type II is similar to angiosarcoma in terms of histomorphology and behavior. Various presentations of this lesion have been reported in the literature, e.g. cases with a hepatic mass, cutaneous hemangiomas, heart failure, etc. We report on a patient, male/2 years, who had two jejunal masses and ...
Celik S E - - 2009
Extradural or ectopic meningiomas are, as previously described in the literature, very rare lesions. Extradural meningiomas may often be confused preoperatively with primary skull or soft tissue tumors. The origin of these lesions is controversial and their exact pathogenesis is unknown. Meningiomas may be seen in different anatomical locations, but ...
Jain Vandana - - 2009
We report the case of a 25-year-old male patient who presented with complaints of redness, photophobia, and decreased vision in the right eye of a week's duration. Slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination revealed a cream-colored, irregular elevated inferior iris mass, extending on to the anterior lens surface. Differential diagnoses of a fungal ...
Candela Giancarlo - - 2009
The Authors report the case of a 9-year-old girl suffering from acute abdominal pain, combined with mild anaemia (Hb 10.9 g/dL), leukocytosis (24.3 x 10(3) cells/dL), and a large palpable mass in the upper left quadrant. The child underwent an appendectomy 20 days before the admission to our Department. The ...
Bozio G - - 2009
Pseudoaneurysm of the dorsalis pedis artery is an extremely rare entity with only 3 pediatric cases previously presented in the English literature. We describe a new case and discuss the clinical presentation and surgical management. A 6-year-old boy was referred to our clinic because of a pulsatile tumor of the ...
Saraswatula A - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Leukaemia and lymphoma may present with symptoms and signs mimicking common respiratory conditions of childhood such as asthma or croup. The UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines for referral for suspected cancer state that "the primary healthcare professional should be ready to review the initial diagnosis in patients ...
Ahlgrim Christoph - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Athletes use androgenic-anabolic steroids to increase strength and muscle mass. Several case reports suggest that it may lead to dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report a case of a 41-year-old bodybuilder with severe systolic dysfunction and Class IV heart failure despite maximal medical therapy. He used anabolic steroids ...
Anadol A Ziya - - 2009
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a well-defined disease most frequently reported in the kidney and gallbladder. The occurrence of this disease in the colon is extremely rare, with only five cases of appendix vermiformis involvement in the literature. Its clinical importance is that it can be misinterpreted as a malignant process clinically ...
Ciarpaglini Riccardo - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Purely intradural clival chordomas are rare neoplasms, and only a few cases have been reported. The reported cases present features similar to ecchordosis physaliphora, which is a notochordal remnant. We describe these 2 entities and their differential diagnoses, clinical courses, and management. This is the first reported case to ...
Paquette Ian M - - 2009
Extrahepatic biliary obstruction with a mass in the common bile duct and elevated CA 19-9 level is often due to cholangiocarcinoma. We present a case of a 71 year-old woman who presented with an extrahepatic biliary obstruction and a mass in the common bile duct 45 years after cholecystectomy. Pathologic ...
Anadol A Ziya - - 2009
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a well-defined disease most frequently reported in the kidney and gallbladder. The occurrence of this disease in the colon is extremely rare, with only five cases of appendix vermiformis involvement in the literature. Its clinical importance is that it can be misinterpreted as a malignant process clinically ...
Ali R B - - 2011
Primary Schneiderian papillomatosis of the middle ear and mastoid cavity is extremely rare. It is frequently associated with intermittent unilateral otorrhoea and mass in the middle ear and mastoid cavity. Case presentation, symptoms, diagnostic criteria, management and literature review are discussed. Schneiderian papillomatosis is an important differential diagnosis of mass ...
Ioannidis Dimitris G - - 2009
Apocrine hydrocystomas arising in the external auditory canal are very rare. In this report a clinical case of apocrine hydrocystoma located in the cartilaginous part of the external auditory canal is presented. A 64-year-old Caucasian female patient presented with a solitary nodule, located in the outer part of the external ...
Al-Jabri Talal - - 2009
Cystic hygromas, also known as lymphangiomas, are unusual congenital malformations of the lymphatic system. They are normally seen in the head and neck region and very rarely occur in the scrotum. This anomaly manifests as a painless scrotal swelling and is easily misdiagnosed. We report a rare case of a ...
Igberase Gabriel O - - 2009
Anterior abdominal wall fibroid are uncommon and could be a cause of pain and discomfort. Very few cases have been reported in the literature but none in our region. We present an uncommon case of a 31 year old para 2+2 trader from the Itsekiri tribe of the Niger Delta ...
Diamantopoulou S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Massive ovarian edema is an usual tumour-like condition. It may be confused with an ovarian neoplasm. CASE: A 13-year-old female in premenarchy was referred as emergency case to a local hospital due to acute, severe and persistent hypogastric pain. She had noticed a gradual abdominal enlargement, mainly on the ...
Sakpal S V - - 2009
A 51-year-old morbidly obese, hypertensive, anemic, and amenorrheic female presented with anuria and respiratory symptoms. The patient had a distinctly massive abdomen with necrotic anterior abdominal wall, and laboratory findings revealed a leukocytosis, profound anemia, coagulopathy and renal failure. An abdominal sonogram showed a large, complex intra-abdominopelvic mass and ascites. ...
Lim Joo Han - - 2009
Amyloidosis is a disease characterized by the deposition of altered proteins in tissues. Amyloid deposition always occurs in the extracellular matrix and presents a fibrillary conformation. Local deposition of amyloid may occur in individual organs, without systemic involvement. We report here a rare case of localized penile shaft amyloidosis--an unusual ...
Rana Vandana - - 2009
Bilateral presentation of benign Struma ovarii is rare and has not been reported frequently in published literature. A 70-year-old postmenopausal female presented with progressive ascites, bilateral pleural effusion and elevated CA-125 levels. The contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a heterogenous mass in the left adnexa. ...
Kawakatsu Motohisa - - 2009
Venous varix of the volar digit (VVVD) is a rare condition that is usually described as a firm, blue, and painful mass. However, the clinical features of VVVD are still unclear. We treated a patient who had a firm, normal-skin-colored, and painless mass on the volar aspect of a digit. ...
Cornette J - - 2009
This article reports a case of perinatal mesenchymal hepatic hamartoma and reviews the literature on the subject. A fetus presented with polyhydramnios and a large multiloculated cystic abdominal mass at 33 weeks of gestation. The ultrasound appearance was most consistent with a mesenteric cyst. Prenatal drainage was considered, due to ...
Franz Randall W - - 2009
Inferior vena cava filters have been used frequently for decades to prevent pulmonary embolism in medical, surgical and trauma patients. With the advent of temporary or retrievable filters, the use of these filters has increased substantially. However, the enhanced design and attributes that make these devices attractive for short-term benefit ...
Margolis Asa M - - 2009
Isolated cases of epicarditis are rare. Thus far, all have occurred with constrictive physiology as most cases involve both parietal and visceral pericardium. We report the first case of asymptomatic epicarditis that involved only the visceral pericardium presenting without constrictive physiology. A 71-year-old male with a history of atrial fibrillation, ...
Gözen Ali Serdar - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: An unusual case of isolated synchronous solitary gastrocnemius muscle metastases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is reported. A review of the literature with particular emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic approaches is also included and discussed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A complete review of the English literature using MEDLINE was performed ...
Masood Quratulain - - 2009
A 60 year old male presented with unremitting complaints of acute urinary retention and constipation. Computerized Tomography of the abdomen and pelvis confirmed a sacral mass. The biopsy diagnosed dedifferentiated sacral chordoma; an extremely rare entity, seldom reported and frequently misdiagnosed. We present a unique case report after an extensive ...
Morag Roy - - 2009
Aggressive Angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare mesenchymal benign myxoid tumor of the pelvis and perineum which occurs almost exclusively in adult females. We are presenting a case of 64 year old male patient with a slowly growing scrotal swelling which has been regarded as hydrocele for 2 years. The patient ...
Cantú de Leon David - - 2009
Vulvar fibroadenomas are sporadic lesions informed in the literature and a controversy about origin has been discussed widely. We report a case of a 19 years old woman with a large slow growing mass in the right labia majora with the final diagnosis of fibroadenoma with mammary tissue surrounding it ...
Verma Usha - - 2009
AIM: To report an unusual location of a transmigrated IUD which become embedded in the right ovary causing chronic pelvic pain and dyspareunia. CASE: A 22-year-old woman who had an IUD (Copper T), inserted 7 years ago presented with complaint of lower abdominal pain. Pelvic ultrasonographic examination revealed ovarian embedding ...
Hwang Steven W - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Dural-based cavernous malformations are rare and have been more commonly described in the middle fossa. Fewer than 20 cases outside of the middle fossa have been reported and they often mimic more commonly found lesions such as meningiomas or hemangiopericytomas. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe the unusual case of a ...
Coulier Bruno - - 2010
Imaging findings of amyloid infiltration of the greater omentum, mesentery, and retroperitoneal spaces have only extremely rarely been reported in the radiological literature. This report illustrates the MDCT findings fortuitously found in a 70-year-old male presenting with a known latent myeloma.Extra abdominal deposits-axilla and cardiophrenic angles-were first fortuitously found during ...
Zafar Samiah - - 2008
Goblet cell appendiceal carcinoid (GCAC) is a rare neoplasm. We described the case of a 72-year-old man who presented with symptoms related to ascites. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed a mass involving the base of the appendix, ascites and concomitant pleural effusion. Thoracentesis of the pleural fluid showed metastatic ...
Ma Peter - - 2008
We present a patient with a T2NXMX lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the lower third of her left ureter discovered incidentally during removal of a large uterine mass. This case of LELC is unique for its presentation in the context of fibroid mass and its distinct (incidental) manner of discovery. To ...
Choi Jeong Ho - - 2008
The caudate lobe often exhibits enlargement and nodularity in cases of cirrhosis, which makes differentiation of hepatocellular carcinoma from other mass-like lesions of the caudate lobe difficult in cirrhotic patients. A 12x6 cm mass-like enlargement of the caudate lobe was incidentally found by computed tomography in a 38-year-old man suffering ...
Koseoglu R Dogan - - 2009
Intranodal palisaded myofibroblastoma (IPM) also called as intranodal hemorrhagic spindle cell tumor with amianthoid fibers is a distinctive and rare mesenchymal neoplasm of lymph nodes. This entity generally misdiagnosed as intranodal Kaposi's sarcoma or schwannoma in past. In contrast to Kaposi's sarcoma, it behaves in a benign fashion and does ...
Ruangchira-Urai Ruchira - - 2008
The antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone accumulates in many organs of the body. Amiodarone lung disease (ALD) most commonly manifests clinically as an interstitial pneumonitis. The few reports of nodular ALD generally have been in the clinical and radiographic literature. No detailed histopathologic analysis of nodular ALD is available. We report 4 ...
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