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Toelen C - - 2012
Solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) of the pleura are uncommon and are incidental findings or discovered in patients with non-specific respiratory symptoms. We report a case of a 74 year old man diagnosed with a mesenchymal pleural neoplasm, associated with typical hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, referred to as Pierre-Marie-Bamberg syndrome. As reported in ...
Niazi Saleem Asif - - 2012
Malignant tumours of the nasal cavity are rare. Olfactory neuroblastomas (esthesioneuroblastomas) account for only 6% of these neoplasms. Fewer than 1,000 cases have been reported in the literature since this tumour was first described more than 75 years ago. A 13 year old girl presented with bleeding nasal polyp to ...
Wierzbicka Małgorzata - - 2013
Primary lymphomas of the salivary glands are rare. It is estimated that they constitute no more than 5% of all lymphomas in different locations. The most common subtype developing in parotid glands is marginal zone B-cell mucosa associated lymphoid tissue type lymphoma (MALT) that belongs to a group of low-grade ...
Handoll Helen H - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop and pilot a process for joint working between Cochrane Review Groups (specialist-area groups responsible for producing Cochrane reviews) and Cochrane Fields (broad-spectrum interest groups), for identifying high priority review topics and enhancing quality and dissemination of priority reviews. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We developed and ...
Nasser Mona - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the presence and effectiveness of existing systems of prioritization for Cochrane review topics and to explore methods of improving those systems. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We surveyed groups of Cochrane review authors and recorded any evidence of their use of priority-setting ...
Benyounes Nadia - - 2012
Rhabdomyomas are the most common benign cardiac tumours. They are often associated with tuberous sclerosis and can be diagnosed antenatally and postnatally by echocardiography. Rhabdomyomas tend to regress spontaneously and are not usually operated upon, unless they become obstructive or cause severe arrhythmias. We describe the case of a child ...
Bharti Parghi - - 2012
Benign vascular tumours and haemangiomas in particular are rarely found in uterine cervix. Most of the lesions are asymptomatic incidental findings but sometimes they may cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. A case of cavernous haemangioma of cervix in a 28-year-old woman is described with review of literature.
Doshi Smit S Department of ENT - - 2012
We present a case of primary hyperparathyroidism with an uncommon presentation as multiple brown tumours, which may easily be mistaken for a primary bone neoplasm. A brief literature review and its clinical and surgical management are also discussed here.
Scognamiglio J - - 2012
A toxicologic and dermatologic review of 2-hexylidene cyclopentanone when used as a fragrance ingredient is presented. 2-Hexylidene cyclopentanone is a member of the fragrance structural group Ketones Alkyl Cyclic. The common characteristic structural element of the group members is a cyclopentanone or cyclopentenone ring with a straight or branched chain ...
Scognamiglio J - - 2012
A toxicologic and dermatologic review of isojasmone when used as a fragrance ingredient is presented. Isojasmone is a member of the fragrance structural group Ketones Cyclopentanones and Cyclopentenones. The common characteristic structural element of the group members is a cyclopentanone or cyclopentenone ring with a straight or branched chain alkane ...
Scognamiglio J - - 2012
A toxicologic and dermatologic review of 2,2,5-trimethyl-5-pentylcyclopentanone when used as a fragrance ingredient is presented. 2,2,5-trimethyl-5-pentylcyclopentanone is a member of the fragrance structural group Ketones Cyclopentanones and Cyclopentenones. The common characteristic structural element of the group members is a cyclopentanone or cyclopentenone ring with a straight or branched chain alkane ...
Paul Siba Prosad - - 2012
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a global bacterial pathogen. It is a rare cause of central nervous system infections and accounts for about 1% of all childhood meningitis. Otitis media or sinusitis has been reported as a risk factor for brain abscess in invasive GAS diseases. We present the case ...
Herron Daniel M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The peer review process is the gold standard by which academic manuscripts are vetted for publication. However, some investigators have raised concerns regarding its unopposed supremacy, including lack of expediency, susceptibility to editorial bias and statistical limitation due to the small number of reviewers used. Post-publication review-in which the ...
Mivelaz Yvan - - 2012
Objectives: Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve syndrome (TETAPV) is reported to have an extremely poor prognosis in the obstetric literature. Therefore, we sought to determine the clinical outcomes associated with TETAPV and to find out if prenatal diagnosis conferred a poorer prognosis. Methods: All cases of TETAPV diagnosed ...
Parks Ashley - - 2012
Hidradenoma papilliferum of the anogenital region was previously believed to originate from apocrine glands but has recently been accepted as originating from anogenital mammary-like glands. We describe a case of hidradenoma papilliferum with mixed features of syringocystadenoma papilliferum and mammary-like glands from the left labia majora of a 25-year-old woman. ...
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is pushing its auditors to be more aggressive in reviewing hospital claims. CMS has set targets for how many claims the auditors should review. Auditors are encouraged to use extrapolation for denials when they find a pattern of erroneous claims. CMS has ...
Rustagi Tarush - - 2012
Sciatica is commonly caused by lumbar prolapsed intervertebral disc (PID) and other spinal lesions. Uncommon causes like nerve root schwannoma are rarely considered in the differential diagnosis of sciatica. Spinal schwannomas occur both sporadically and in association with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1; von Recklinghausen's disease). This case report describes lumbar ...
Lin Bo - - 2012
Osteoblastoma is a very rare primary bone tumour in the maxillofacial region. We report 2 cases of osteoblastoma in the maxilla and mandible, respectively. Histologically, the tumour is composed of small, irregular bony trabeculae and osteoids that are separated by a vascular stroma, and it should be considered in the ...
Vermeulen S - - 2012
A solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is a rare tumour that originates from the mesenchyme and arises mainly in the pleura. In this report, we present a rare case of a 77-year-old man with a SFT in the left nasal cavity. On CT and MRI, a large mass is seen in ...
Patnaik Ashis - - 2012
Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumours (PNETs) are a rare entity. Most of them occur in children and young adults. To date, 47 cases of primary spinal PNET have been reported in the literature. We present two cases of primary spinal PNET. In both cases, the tumours were thoracic extradural ones ...
Wegge Jacqueline - - 2012
We describe a 55-year-old man presenting to our institution with a gastrointestinal bleed. He was found to have a 5 cm pancreatic extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumours (EGISTs) eroding into the duodenum and ampulla of Vater. Pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed and the tumour was noted to be positive for CD117 and CD34 with six ...
Wu S-W - - 2012
Schwannomas are rare tumours arising from the peripheral nerve sheath. Nearly half of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck region, but the sinonasal tract is rarely involved. We report on an extremely rare case of vidian nerve schwannoma accompanied by mucopyocele with symptoms of oculomotor palsy and CSF ...
Zhang J-J - - 2012
Only 22 cases of primary pulmonary paraganglioma have been reported previously. This report presents a case of paraganglioma that arose in the lung of a 38-year-old woman who presented with chest pain and paroxysmal cough with little sputum. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan demonstrated two homogeneous masses in the left ...
Thomas Sunitha - - 2012
Angioleiomyomas are benign mesenchymal tumours commonly occurring in the subcutis of extremities. They are typically composed of interlacing fascicles of smooth muscle cells with intersecting vascular channels. Angioleiomyomas of the uterus are rare with only very few case reports available in literature. Herein, we report a case of this rare ...
Nie Q-B - - 2012
Cavernous angioma is an uncommon vascular malformation of the central nervous system with a tumoural aspect. Spinal cavernous angioma mainly occurs within vertebral bodies; only 3 - 5% of tumours are located entirely in the vertebral canal. This case report describes a case of cavernous angioma, originating from the nerve ...
Roy Somsubhra Datta - - 2012
GIST is the commonest mesenchymal tumour of the gastrointestinal tract. Jejunal GIST is rare and spontaneous perforation of asymptomatic jejunal GIST is unique. A review of the English literature reveals only fifteen cases of perforated GIST till date. Pre-operative diagnosis is difficult. Diagnosis is confirmed on histopathology and immuno-histochemistry. Complete ...
Kurumatani Norio - - 2012
This author comprehensively reviewed the literature on asbestos carcinogenicity up to the Report and Recommendations by Union Internationale Contra Cancrum (UICC) Working Group on asbestos and cancer in 1964. The first cases of mesothelioma and lung cancer in necropsied patients with asbestosis were reported in 1933 and 1934, respectively. After ...
Tolia M - - 2012
Bone metastasis secondary to vulvar carcinoma is an infrequent clinical entity. Only ten cases have been published in the literature. We describe a case of squamous vulvar carcinoma, that presented with cervical vertebral involvement, as a part of distant spread. A 69-year-old woman presented with radicular pain and a painful ...
d'Adesky C - - 2012
Leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) of the sinonasal tracts are rarely reported. We present a case of an LMS of the left inferior nasal concha, and discuss the management options with review of the literature. A 72-year-old female patient presented with epistaxis. Clinical examination and medical imaging showed a tumour arising from the ...
Dava Chaido J - - 2012
Inflammatory pseudotumour (IPT) is a rare benign pseudoneoplastic proliferation of unknown etiology, often showing locally aggressive behaviour. Conflicting theories about exaggerated response to injury versus true neoplastic origin have been suggested. We report a case of laryngeal pseudotumour in a 73-year-old man presenting with hoarseness and slowly progressive dyspnea and ...
Koppad Sanjay N - - 2012
Spermatocytic Seminoma is an unusual germ cell tumour known to arise from testis only. It is associated with good prognosis. Testicular tumours as such are uncommon in Asia as compared to western countries. In the literature only five cases of bilateral synchronous Spermatocytic Seminoma have been reported. Fifty years male ...
Böhme Klaus - - 2012
In most German medical faculties, credits in general practice can be earned via exams using multiple-choice questions (MCQ). Measures such as peer-reviews may help assure the quality of these exams. In order to use time and personnel intensive peer reviews effectively and efficiently, the procedures used are key. Therefore, we ...
Schaefer Inga-Marie - - 2012
Pulmonary carcinosarcoma is a biphasic tumour with an unfavourable prognosis. The differential diagnosis includes pulmonary blastoma and is often challenging. We here describe a case of blastomatoid pulmonary carcinosarcoma in a 58-year-old patient, who underwent surgical resection. Histopathological examination revealed immature glandular epithelium resembling high-grade fetal adenocarcinoma expressing epithelial markers ...
Harling Leanne - - 2012
Papillary fibroelastomas are rare primary tumours of cardiac origin accounting for approximately 10% of all primary cardiac neoplasms. Due to a high thromboembolic risk, surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment in these patients and median sternotomy the most widely used approach. We describe the case of a 43 year-old ...
Balakrishnan Chenicheri - - 2012
Giant fibrolipomas involving the upper extremities are rare tumours. These large masses grow slowly and produce symptoms due to their size, location and compression of adjacent structures. Surgical excision usually leads to complete recovery from symptoms.
Balakrishnan Anila - - 2012
Intraneural lipomas of the ulnar nerve or its branches are rare benign tumours. Although most intraneural lipomas present as asymptomatic tumours, some may present as compression neuropathies due to their location. In the majority of cases these tumours can be enucleated without damage to the nerve fibres.
de Freitas Pina Ferreira Daniela D Hospital de São João, Porto, - - 2012
► Unusual survival of IVB endometrial carcinoma with peritoneal keratin granuloma(PKG). ► PKG can be secondary to endometrioid adenocarcinoma with squamous differentiation. ► Prognosis meaning of lesions is difficult to assess because few cases are published.
Hong S C SC Department of General Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, - - 2012
► We present four cases of benign granular cell tumours of the vulva managed between 1998 and 2001. ► We discuss the clinical and histopathological features of this condition. ► Treatment of this condition is primarily surgical.
Bruyeer Eveline E Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, - - 2012
Lipoblastoma is a rare benign tumour arising from embryonic white fat. The tumours occur primarily in infancy and early childhood and usually arise from the limbs and the trunk, but neck involvement is rare. We report three cases of head and neck lipoblastoma. In all cases, imaging showed a well-delineated, ...
Baker Cr C St George's Hospital, London, - - 2012
We report on an original case of a 64 year old lady diagnosed with an extraadrenal mesenteric paraganglioma associated with an incidental histological finding of a gallbladder paraganglion. Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine, neural crest-derived tumours, found in diverse locations and display variable catecholamine secreting behaviour. Malignant potential can be difficult ...
Van Der Rijt R R Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, - - 2012
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon, locally aggressive, soft tissue tumour. Occurrence in the head and neck region is rare and facial presentations are even rarer. We present a case of a DFSP in a young gentleman with the oncological, functional and aesthetic challenges that arose from the case. We ...
Perumal C J - - 2011
Odontomas are the most common benign tumours of odontogenic origin. Due to their hamartomatous nature, they are usually asymptomatic but can cause impaction of one or more teeth. They consist microscopically of all the tissue types found in a developed tooth. We present a case of a large sequestrating complex ...
Shah Priti Prasad PP Department of Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune, India ; 722/43/44, Laxmi Abhishek Society, Laxmi Park, Navi Peth, Pune-30, - - 2013
Primary Small bowel tumours are rare accounting for only 3-6% of GI neoplasm; 1-2% of these are malignant. Their presentation is usually with nonspecific symptoms that causes delay in diagnosis and consequently a worse outcome for the patient. We report a case of Jejunal adenocarcinoma where early diagnosis and treatment ...
Keh Siew M SM ENT Department, St Johns Hospital, Livingston; ; Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, - - 2011
Carcinosarcoma is a rare malignant 'mixed' tumour in the head and neck region. We present a case of carcinosarcoma in a long standing parotid lump and share our experience in the management of the disease together with a review of recent English literature on the subject.
Middela Seshikanth - - 2011
Primary Osteosarcoma of the breast is an aggressive and relatively rare tumour whose prognosis is very poor.It is often a diagnostic dilemma to the pathologists and the surgeons are perplexed due to its aggressive behaviour as its pathology and prognostic factors are unclear. Due to its rarity we suggest pooling ...
Steinmann Scott P - - 2011
Hemiarthroplasty involves replacement of the distal portion of the humerus without replacement of the ulna. This article reviews the literature on hemiarthroplasty of the ulnohumeral and radiocapitellar joints. It discusses the indications and outcomes of the technique and summarizes the author's experiences and results.
Sporniak-Tutak Katarzyna - - 2011
Temporomandibular joint ankylosis is defined as bony or fibrous adhesion of the anatomic joint components accompanied by a limitation in opening the mouth, causing difficulties with mastication, speaking and oral hygiene as well as inadvertently influencing mandibular growth. Surgical treatment procedures include arthroplasty of the joint cavity with or without ...
Jain Sanjay K - - 2011
Haemangiomas account for approximately 1% of all bone tumours and commonly involve the skull and the vertebrae Dorfman et al. (Human Pathol 2:349-376, 1971). Rare costal originated haemangiomas have been reported as a case report in literature Clements et al. (Am Surgeon 64:1027-1029, 1998), Filosso et al. (J Cardiovasc Surg ...
Cai J - - 2011
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is an uncommon benign proliferative disorder of synovium that may involve joints, tendon sheaths, and bursae. It most often affects the knees, and less frequently involves other joints. It presents in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) extremely rarely. The authors report an elderly female patient with PVNS ...
Chakravarti Arunabh - - 2011
Teratomas of the head and neck due to their obscure origin, bizarre microscopic appearance, unpredictable behaviour and often dramatic clinical presentation are a clinical surprise. This article focuses on pediatric head and neck teratomas and on their diversity and rarity and also reviews the recent terminology of this group of ...
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