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O'Sullivan-Mejia E D - - 2009
Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is an extremely rare neoplasm with a female predominance, composed of nests of monomorphic clear cells within a hyaline stroma. This tumor often follows an indolent course and treatment includes wide surgical excision with or without adjuvant radiotherapy. We report eight cases of HCCC identified ...
Mistrangelo Massimiliano - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Granular cell tumor was first described by Abrikossoff in 1926. Over the years several cases of this neoplasm have been reported, with a variety of localizations. We here report a case of perianal granular cell tumor and discuss its histogenesis and its relevance to clinical practice. METHODS: The clinical ...
Chase A R - - 2009
Iron overload in female patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) has been reported to result in gonadal dysfunction. To date there has been no report in the literature of ovarian sickling being a reason for gonadodysgenesis (premature ovarian failure [POF]) in women. This case report describes POF in a woman ...
Biedrzycki Olaf J - - 2009
Introduced into clinical practice in the 1960s, the analgesic fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine. Various methods of administration exist including the transdermal Duragesic patch system, widely used in chronic pain and palliative care settings. Numerous, often imaginative methods of abuse of fentanyl patches have been reported; the ...
Bilodeau Elizabeth - - 2009
One case of recurrent multifocal central giant cell granulomas (CGCG) is presented. Initially, the lesions presented concurrently in the maxilla and mandible with subsequent recurrence in the mandible. Now, two recurrences are seen in the maxillary sinus and ethmoid region. The literature regarding multifocal CGCG is reviewed.
Huo Lei - - 2009
Pleomorphic stromal giant cells are occasionally found as an incidental finding in breast tissue but are only rarely seen in fibroepithelial lesions. In this report, we describe 4 fibroadenoma-like lesions of the breast with pleomorphic stromal giant cells. Two cases had focal stromal hypercellularity, one of which was with architectural ...
Hurrell Daniel P - - 2009
We report a case in which a vaginal adenocarcinoma was discovered in a 67-year-old woman 16 years after hysterectomy for cervical adenocarcinoma in situ. Both the vaginal and cervical lesions exhibited morphologic and immunohistochemical (CDX2-positive) features of intestinal differentiation. Linear array human papillomavirus genotyping demonstrated the vaginal adenocarcinoma to contain ...
Fox Cody C Department of Surgery, Division of Podiatry, Detroit Medical Center; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, - - 2009
Chondroblastic osteosarcoma accounts for about 25% of all cases of osteosarcoma, which is the most common primary malignancy of the skeleton. Currently, only a few cases of chondroblastic osteosarcoma have been reported to involve the bones of the foot. In this report, we describe the previously unreported occurrence of chondroblastic ...
Denning Krista L - - 2009
Follicular dendritic cell tumor (FDCT) is an uncommon neoplasm that typically presents as a slow-growing, painless mass without systemic symptoms. Histologically, FDCT is characterized as a proliferation of spindle to ovoid cells having plump eosinophilic cytoplasm with indistinct borders and nuclei with vesicular or granular chromatin and small distinct nucleoli. ...
Licci S - - 2009
In 1998 Tazawa and Tsutsumi described for the first time a case of Helicobacter pylori (HP)-related gastritis characterized by the presence of a conspicuous plasma cell infiltrate with Russell bodies, and coined the term Russell body gastritis (RBG). A 59-year-old HIV-positive man complaining of recurrent epigastric pain underwent an upper ...
Erra S - - 2009
Small bowel adenocarcinoma is a rare tumor, with a still not well studied tumorigenesis process, usually presenting in an advanced stage. The clinical diagnosis is often difficult; surgery is the treatment of choice when feasible, while the chemotherapeutic approach is still not well standardized. We describe the case of a ...
Krawczyk Mirella - - 2009
Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a skin disorder characterized by focal or diffuse hyperkeratosis symmetric hyperpigmentation of the skin and oral cavity mucosa. Various neoplasms, especially gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas are associated with acanthosis nigricans (AN malignant). Chemotherapy may cause regression of skin lesions. The etiology of AN is not clear. A role ...
Jain A - - 2009
Cartilaginous metaplasia in ependymomas is an uncommon phenomenon and is hypothesized to be due to metaplasia of the mesenchymal supportive elements or arising from the neoplastic glial cells. Most of the previous cases reported have occurred in children less than 10 years of age. The present report discusses an unusual ...
Menge Melanie - - 2009
Giant cell reparative granuloma (GCRG) is an uncommon non-neoplastic reactive tumor that occurs almost exclusively within the mandible and maxilla and can be locally aggressive. Only sporadic cases involving the skull base have been reported. However, this lesion is probably underappreciated because it might be unrecognized or misdiagnosed. We present ...
Reiter Shoshana - - 2009
Giant Cell Arteritis Misdiagnosed as Temporomandibular Disorder: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Shoshana Reiter Ephraim Winocur Carole Goldsmith Alona Emodi-Perlman Meir Gorsky Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis involving medium and large-sized arteries, most commonly the extracranial branches of the carotid artery. Early diagnosis and ...
Li Hong C - - 2009
Pulmonary adenocarcinoma with intestinal differentiation is rare and typically expresses proteins common to lung primaries. We report a case in a 51-year-old woman with a solitary 3.3-cm mass in the left lower lobe. Additional clinical investigation, including positron emission tomography scan with fluorine 18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose, colonoscopy, and capsule endoscopy of ...
Pan Zenggang - - 2009
Primary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) of the vulva is rare. Fifteen cases of primary cutaneous vulvar LCH have been reported in English literature. We report an additional case of LCH confined to the vulva. In this article, we describe the clinical presentation, histopathology and immunohistochemistry findings of vulvar LCH that ...
Jaconelli Laure - - 2009
Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma (MCA) is a rare benign vascular proliferation of the skin of unknown cause. About 75 cases have been reported previously. We present herein three new cases of MCA studied immunohistologically and present a review the relevant literature that delineates the salient clinicopathological features of this unusual entity.
Ribeiro Carlos Torres - - 2009
The purpose of this study is to report the first case of parasitism by the giant kidney worm, Dioctophyme renale (Goeze, 1782), in the crab-eating fox, Cerdocyon thous (Linnaeus, 1766), in Brazil. A debilitated adult male fox was taken to the Screening Center for Wild Animals in Rio de Janero ...
Abadin Shabirhusain S - - 2009
We report a case of small bowel ischemia secondary to sickle cell disease. Acute bowel ischemia is an uncommon presentation of patients with sickle cell disease. Historically, only a handful of cases have been reported. We also provide a summary of the literature relevant to sickle cell patients with acute ...
Wood Sarah M - - 2009
We report two cases of tenofovir (TDF)-associated nephrotoxicity in perinatally HIV-infected adolescents. The first case, a 16-year-old African American male with an absolute CD4+ cell count of 314 cells/mm(3), presented with an abrupt rise in serum creatinine leading to irreversible renal failure while on TDF-containing highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). ...
González-Bosquet E - - 2009
Villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma is an infrequent form of well differentiated cervical papillary adenocarcinoma that has recently been described. It usually affects young women and is distinguished from other adenocarcinomas by its generally good prognosis, since it infrequently invades the lymphovascular space. We present a case of villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma in ...
Kuyama Kayo - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features of lipoma/fibrolipoma with rare occasions as osseous and/or chondroid differentiation in the oral cavity. Two cases of the tumors, who presented with a painless, relatively hard mass on the oral mucosa, were studied. These were consisted of ...
Birman Michael V - - 2009
Pilomatrixoma is a benign neoplasm derived from hair follicle matrix cells. Involvement of the upper extremities is relatively uncommon and can be mistaken for malignancy. We present the case of a 52-year-old woman with a pilomatrixoma of the forearm, and we review the literature regarding pilomatrixomas in the upper extremity.
Duda-Szymańska Joanna - - 2009
The report presents a case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis with diagnostic problems and fatal outcome in a 3-year-old girl, as well as a short literature review.
Tarján M - - 2009
Primary adenocarcinomas of the seminal vesicle (SVC) are very rare and poorly understood neoplasms with only somewhat more than 50 histologically confirmed cases reported in the literature. We demonstrate a case of SVC and discuss the problems related to diagnosis in this tumor.
Ward Bryan K - - 2009
Basal cell adenocarcinoma of a minor salivary gland is extremely rare. The goal of this report is to increase awareness of this rare disease and to review and discuss the differential diagnosis and important considerations in treatment. Case report and review of the literature. Case report of a basal cell ...
Otabor Iyore A - - 2009
Ataxia-Telangiectasia syndrome is characterized by progressive cerebellar dysfunction, conjuctival and cutaneous telangiectasias, severe immune deficiencies, premature aging and predisposition to cancer. Clinical and radiographic evaluation for malignancy in ataxia-telangiectasia patients is usually atypical, leading to delays in diagnosis. We report the case of a 20 year old ataxia-telangiectasia patient with ...
Kuroda N - - 2008
Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC) of the kidney generally shows low nuclear grade. MTSCC with high nuclear grade is relatively rare. In this article, we report two cases of MTSCC with Fuhrman grade 3. One case occurred in a 57-year-old Japanese female and the second case in a ...
Kumar Rajiv - - 2008
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is an uncommon soft tissue sarcoma with evolving literature on its cytomorphological features and limited documentation of its molecular analysis. Herein, we present cytological features, including review, of four cases of an EMC. Smears were predominantly hypercellular, comprising tumor cells arranged in clusters, traberculae, and cords ...
Belhadjali H H Department of Dermatology, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Monastir 5000, Tunisia. - - 2008
Self-healing Langerhans cell histiocytosis (SHLCH) is a rare self-limited variant of Langerhans cell histiocytosis that presents at birth or during the neonatal period. It was first described by Hashimoto and Pritzker in 1973. Subsequently, more than 70 cases have been reported in the literature. Regarding age of onset, SHLCH should ...
Kang Tarina Lee - - 2011
Spontaneous, isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and celiac artery (CA) is rare. Although there are known risk factors, there is no particular mechanism that is common to vascular dissections. The objectives of this study were to review the current literature on diagnosis and treatment of isolated SMA ...
Panasiuk Michał - - 2008
Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a rare entity. There are limited and diffuse, intra- and extraarticular forms. In the literature, this condition has been called xanthoma, xanthogranuloma, villous arthritis, pigmented villonodular synovitis, xanthomatous giant cell tumour, giant cell tumour of tendon sheath, giant cell fibrohemangioma, benign synovioma. The paper presents two ...
Burns P - - 2010
Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disorder of unknown aetiology, characterised by the proliferation of histiocytic cells in various tissues and organs. The role of the otolaryngologist is important in the early and accurate evaluation, staging and diagnosis of LCH, as it may mimic more common otological disorders. We ...
Tardío Juan C - - 2008
Superficial acral fibromyxoma (SAF) is an uncommon tumor of the superficial soft tissues of acral extremities in middle-aged adults, firstly described in a series of 37 cases by Fetsch et al. in 2001. Since then, just a few case reports have been published. It is histologically characterized by a slightly ...
Goldberg Scott A - - 2008
Therapeutic trials have confirmed the efficacy of a number of approaches to the treatment of single-system Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Not so well studied, but with some pharmacologic rationale and anecdotal reports of clinical success, are prostaglandin inhibitors. We present here a review of the possible mechanism of action of ...
Tran Tien Anh N - - 2008
Atypical/florid mesothelial hyperplasia associated with another neoplastic process is not an infrequent phenomenon and has been reported in a variety of tumors. In those instances, the mesothelial proliferation might create a misdiagnosis of metastatic carcinoma but seldom raises the possibility of a well-differentiated mesothelioma seeded by metastatic neoplastic cells. Herein, ...
Yanai Hiroyuki - - 2008
Vulvar Paget's disease (VPD) is classified into primary and secondary types. Differentiation of these subsets in biopsy specimen is important for appropriate therapy. Expression profile of cytokeratin (CK) 7 and CK20, gross cystic disease fluid protein-15 and uroplakin III has been reported as a differentiation marker of primary and secondary ...
Mace A D - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To present the first published case of a child with bilateral profound sudden sensorineural hearing loss found in association with sickle cell anaemia, and to demonstrate the importance of early recognition, investigation and empirical treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss. METHOD: Case report and review of world literature. CASE ...
Romero Monica - - 2008
Mycosis fungoides is rare in children and adolescents. Large cell transformation in mycosis fungoides is typically seen in adult patients with advanced disease. We describe a 16-year-old girl with patch/plaque stage mycosis fungoides who developed a nodule within one of the plaques, which on histopathology showed large cell transformation, with ...
Miller Joe - - 2008
Primary carcinoma of the female urethra is a rare entity. Adenocarcinomas account for only 10% of cases. Clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCA) of the urethra is more common among women than men.1 We report a case of primary CCA of the urethra and review the literature concerning the histogenesis, management, and ...
Levy Jaime - - 2008
Pilomatrixoma is an uncommon benign neoplasm that originates from the matrix of the hair root. It occurs more frequently in the head and neck region of children and adolescents, often involving the eyelid or eyebrow. Pilomatrixoma is often misdiagnosed clinically and the correct diagnosis can be established only after excision ...
Platania Marco - - 2008
This report describes a case of prostate adenocarcinoma presenting with supraclavicular adenopathy and deep venous thrombosis in the ipsilateral arm. Biopsy revealed the enlarged node to be an undifferentiated adenocarcinoma of unknown origin, while CT scan evidenced widespread adenopathies. Because of the increase in serum PSA, the immunohistochemical staining of ...
Staats Paul N - - 2008
The nature of the distinctive ovarian lesion often associated with sclerosing peritonitis, initially considered a variant of luteinized thecoma in the paper describing this phenomenon, remains uncertain, as does its long-term prognosis. We describe the features of 27 cases, including immunohistochemical analysis of 13 cases. Sclerosing peritonitis was documented in ...
Kaveri H - - 2009
Epithelioid osteosarcoma is a rare histological variant of a conventional osteosarcoma that contains epithelioid cells with a mesenchymal component. It has rarely been reported in the jawbones and we know of only two other cases, one each in the maxilla and the mandible. We describe a rare case of epithelioid ...
Aviner Shraga - - 2008
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) in premature babies is extremely rare as is a vesicular skin rash, while gastrointestinal involvement is associated with a poor outcome. We report a case of LCH in a premature baby presented with isolated vesiculo-papulo-macular skin lesions and insidiously developed gastrointestinal symptoms, haematological and severe pulmonary ...
Valle-Folgueral J M - - 2008
Giant cell glioblastoma is an infrequent variety of glioblastoma (5% of the cases). It has deserved a separate category in the World Health Organization classification of grade IV tumors. The clinical, imaging, histological and immunohistochemical characteristics, and the genetic alterations are reviewed. Treatment and prognosis are discussed and updated. The ...
Furtado Antónia - - 2010
A 44-year-old male with a mediastinal mass measuring 3.5 × 3.5 × 3 cm was diagnosed with papillary adenocarcinoma of the thymus. Other origins of papillary adenocarcinoma were excluded by clinical, imaging, and immunocytochemical methods before assuming this diagnosis. Residual thymus was seen under the microscope. Focal CD5 immunoreactivity was ...
Mocan Mehmet C - - 2008
PURPOSE: To report the clinical and histopathologic findings of limbal juvenile xanthogranuloma lesions in 2 pediatric cases. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: Two cases (a 7-month-old girl and a 7-year-old boy), both of whom developed a yellowish corneoscleral limbal mass not associated with other ocular or systemic findings, ...
Stover Daniel G - - 2008
Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is generally a benign, self-limited histiocytic disorder of the skin. We report two cases of multisystem JXG presenting with clinical features more commonly seen in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), including diabetes insipidus and lytic bony lesions. Histologically, the skin lesions demonstrated a histiocytic dermal infiltrate that stained ...
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