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Ni Y - - 2012
We present a case of a middle-aged woman who was admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain and was found to have multiple nodules on her CT scan. After CT-guided biopsy, we finally diagnosed PBML case. The patient had a very effective response to bilateral oophorectomy and hysterectomy. A brief ...
García Fernández Miriam M Department of Opthalmology, Central University Hospital of Asturias, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain. - - 2012
Spontaneous closure of traumatic macular holes is described as a common event in the peer-reviewed literature. However, the spontaneous closure of stage III and IV full-thickness idiopathic macular holes has been reported in less than 15 cases in the literature, this being an extremely rare event, with their reopening being ...
Binesh Fariba - - 2012
Primary liposarcoma of the liver is extremely rare. Because of its rarity, the knowledge of the clinical course, management and prognosis of it are limited. Here we report a case of primary myxoid liposarcoma of the liver in an 83-year-old Iranian woman.
Weintraub David - - 2012
Background: Pediatric traumatic brain injury accounts for approximately 37,000 hospitalizations and 2,685 deaths in the United State annually. The 2003 guidelines consolidated and summarized the body of literature on this subject. Among the material covered was the role of surgical management of elevated intracranial pressure. Here we review the guideline ...
Mouaqit Ouadii - - 2012
Intussusceptions in adults is rare. Gastrointestinal lipomas are rare benign tumors and intussusceptions due to a gastrointestinal lipoma constitutes an infrequent clinical entity. Lipoma may develop as a benign tumor in all organs and rarely in large or small intestine. The present report describes a case of jejunojejunal intussusceptions in ...
Fan Yunping Y Allergy and Cancer Center, Otorhinolaryngology Hospital, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, No. 58 Zhongshan 2nd Road, Guangzhou, - - 2012
Although the prevalence of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) in western populations is high, AERD is rather rare in China, and few related studies have been published to date. We performed a prospective cohort investigation on the incidence of AERD in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in southern China. A literature ...
Abdelmaaboud Mohamed - - 2012
A full-term male baby born with severe complete median cleft lip and palate and multiple facial cutaneous polyps on the right nostril, left and right ears and angle of the mouth. Eye fundus examination revealed hypopigmented fundi, pigmented rings around both discs and hypopigmented maculae. Neurological, Cardiovascular and abdominal examination ...
Gómez-Martín J M - - 2012
Chylous ascites is an uncommon finding which is due to the presence of thoracic or intestinal lymph in the abdominal cavity. It is usually caused by a chronic disruption of the lymphatic system. The present report is one of the rare cases in the literature of chylous ascites secondary to ...
Xu Jingyuan J Accident and Emergency Department, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK. - - 2012
A 33-year-old lady accidentally injected norepinephrine into her right thumb while cleaning the first aid box where a spare Epipen for her son was kept. She presented with pain, pallor and swelling to the distal phalanx of the right thumb. After a prompt literature search and discussing the case with ...
Moghadamnia Ali Akbar - - 2012
Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is a cheap solid fumigant and a highly toxic pesticide which is commonly used for grain preservation. In Iran it is known as the "rice tablet". AlP has currently aroused interest with increasing number of cases in the past four decades due to increased use in agricultural ...
Ouni Fatma El - - 2012
Oligodendrogliomas are the tumors of normal glial cells of brain called oligodendrocytes. They represent a small proportion of childhood brain tumors and are infrequently encountered in the posterior fossa. CT scan and MRI are very helpful for the preoperative management of oligodendrogliomas. However, due to the rarity and non-specific imaging ...
Montell García Marco - - 2012
Primary liver sarcomas make up 2% of all malignant neoplasms of the liver; of these, angiosarcoma is the most common type. Primary liver tumours rarely cause fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), which is most frequently caused by non-neoplasmic pathologies. In the case of neoplasms, the most frequent are lymphoma and metastatic ...
Boattini Matteo - - 2012
We describe the case of a 55-year-old man with a biological prosthetic aortic valve who suffered from epigastrium and right hypochondrium pain associated with intermittent night sweats. Liver biopsy showed infectious hepatitis pattern without pathognomonic features. Coxiella burnetii serology was suggestive of chronic Q fever, and modified Duke's criteria for ...
Navarro R - - 2012
The pathogenesis of alopecia areata (AA) is not clear, even though it is believed to be an autoimmune mechanism which involves T lymphocytes and cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor α. We report the case of a 43-year-old man with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis who developed AA during his treatment ...
Stuber Kent Jason - - 2012
The safety of spinal manipulation during pregnancy and the postpartum periods has been a matter of debate among manual therapists. Spinal manipulative therapy during these periods is a commonly performed intervention as musculoskeletal pain is common in these patients. To date there has not been an evaluation of the literature ...
Harris Julia G - - 2012
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA; Wegener's granulomatosis) is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis of unknown etiology that commonly involves the upper airways, lungs, and kidneys. Cardiac involvement with an intracardiac mass is an exceedingly rare manifestation of this disease, especially in the pediatric population where, to our knowledge, only one article exists ...
Lind Benjamin - - 2012
Arteriovenous (AV) loop grafts are a type of vascular conduit that can be used to support free tissue transfer. Wounds of various etiologies may require free tissue transfer, and the AV loop graft is a useful adjunct when adjacent blood supply is inadequate. Here we present 2 cases and review ...
Verbruggen K - - 2012
Since the introduction of Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccinations in child immunisation programmes, a significant decline in the incidence of epiglottitis has been observed among children. However, recent studies show an increase in the incidence of adult epiglottitis without any identifiable predominant causative pathogen. Adult disease is known to ...
Asadollahi Marjan M Loghman Hospital, Department of Neurology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2012
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a common inherited muscular dystrophy presented clinically with slowly progressive weakness and wasting of facial and limb muscles and rare bulbar muscle involvement. We present herein a 70-year-old man who was a known case of FSHD with complaint of 15-day history of progressive difficulty in ...
Liu Yahui - - 2012
Splenosis is not an uncommon disease. However, it is often misdiagnosed as malignant tumors, and then the patients underwent unnecessary operations. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to diagnose it prior to operation. We report a rare case of a 49-year-old female patient with liver and colon splenosis, misdiagnosed as liver ...
Kayaci Selim - - 2012
Osteoma is a benign, slowly growing tumor that mainly occurs in the bones and cavities of the middle third of the face, representing the most frequent benign tumor of the paranasal sinuses (3). It rarely originates primarily from the orbit. Most of these lesions develop in the fourth to fifth ...
Vodopivec Danica Maria - - 2012
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is characterized by hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, and secondary hypocalcemia in patients with a malignancy. When these laboratory abnormalities develop rapidly, clinical complications such as cardiac arrhythmias, acute renal failure, seizures, or death may occur. TLS is caused by rapid release of intracellular contents by dying tumor ...
Kossaify Antoine - - 2012
We report a case of hemoptysis occurring after subclavian vein puncture for pacemaker implantation. Hemoptysis related to injury of lung parenchyma is a rare complication of subclavian vein access and is usually self limited, but can affect prognosis in critically ill patients. Venogram-guided or even better wire-guided venous puncture allow ...
Vigo Federica F Department of Advanced Technologies, Radiation Oncology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova - IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy. - - 2012
Extraskeletal presentation at diagnosis or during the course of multiple myeloma is a rare event. The prognosis is usually very poor. At the moment there is no agreed gold standard for the treatment of this presentation. A 79-year-old Caucasian woman was treated at our hospital for right atrial myeloma localization. ...
Miyano Go - - 2012
A 13-month-old boy accidentally ingested a 5 cm dressmaker's pin. On presentation, the pin was in the duodenum and there was a right inguinal hernia. After 17 days, the pin failed to progress. At surgery, the sac contained appendix perforated by the pin. This is the first case in the ...
Rycroft-Malone Jo - - 2012
Realist synthesis is an increasingly popular approach to the review and synthesis of evidence, which focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which an intervention works (or not). There are few published examples of realist synthesis. This paper therefore fills a gap by describing, in detail, the process used for a ...
Russell Peter - - 2012
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during pregnancy is very rare with poor prognosis. We report a case of a HCC in a 33-year-old, pregnant female with an otherwise normal liver and no risk factors, diagnosed by routine prenatal ultrasound scan and elevated alpha-feto protein levels. She underwent a synchronous caesarean section and ...
Maida Giuseppe - - 2012
Atlantoaxial rotatory dislocation (AARD) is a rare complication in adults usually leading to pain, spinal cord injury, or death. Clinical and radiological diagnosis is difficult and often delayed. We report a rare case of posttraumatic AARD in a neurological intact 27-year-old male in which initial radiographic evaluation was negative. A ...
Pereira de Morais Nuno Miguel - - 2012
Cavernous malformations (CMs) confined to the cranial nerves (CN) are extremely rare lesions. The authors report 2 cases of CMs, one involving the trigeminal nerve presenting with a 3 years history of a refractory right trigeminal neuralgia that was microsurgically resected by a retromastoid approach with resolution of the neuralgia; ...
Luvai Ahai - - 2012
Rosuvastatin is a new generation HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor which exhibits some unique pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic properties. It has low extrahepatic tissue penetration, low potential for CYP3A4 interactions and substantial LDL-C lowering capacity and therefore has distinct advantages. We conducted a Medline literature search to identify rosuvastatin papers published in English. ...
Sheriff Faheem G - - 2012
Pituitary disorders following pregnancy are an important yet under reported clinical entity in the developing world. Conversely, post partum panhypopituitarism has a more devastating impact on women in such settings due to high fertility rates, poor obstetric care and scarcity of diagnostic and therapeutic resources available. A 37 year old African ...
Ergin Ahmet B - - 2012
Rituximab-induced lung disease (R-ILD) is a rare entity that should be considered in patients treated with rituximab who present with dyspnea, fever, and cough, but no clear evidence of infection. A variety of pathologic findings have been described in this setting. Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is the most common ...
Verweij K E - - 2012
We encountered the rare case of a 48-year-old Caucasian woman who developed Takayasu arteritis (TA) while suffering from seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Several studies have reported an association between TA and various autoimmune disorders, however, the concurrent presence of Takayasu arteritis and rheumatoid arthritis is described in only few cases ...
Parker Jacqui A - - 2012
Anaemia, in particular due to iron deficiency, is common in pregnancy with associated negative outcomes for mother and infant. However, there is evidence of significant variation in management. The objectives of this review of systematic reviews were to analyse and summarise the evidence base, identify gaps in the evidence and ...
Buck Andrew - - 2012
Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome, as opposed to urticarial vasculitis or urticarial vasculitis syndrome, is a rare disease process where the exact pathophysiology remains unknown. This article discusses the case of a 34-year-old Hispanic man with an ongoing history of chronic urticaria comprising episodes induced by low ambient temperatures, emotional stress, ...
Brown Brandon S - - 2012
Helicopter EMS (HEMS) and its possible association with outcomes improvement continues to be a subject of discussion. As is the case with other scientific discourse, debate over HEMS usefulness should be framed around an evidence-based assessment of the relevant literature. In an effort to facilitate the academic pursuit of assessment ...
Soldatos Theodoros G - - 2012
Keeping up-to-date with bioscience literature is becoming increasingly challenging. Several recent methods help meet this challenge by allowing literature search to be launched based on lists of abstracts that the user judges to be 'interesting'. Some methods go further by allowing the user to provide a second input set of ...
Sorbellini Maximiliano - - 2012
Multifocal renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been reported in 5-25% of cases worldwide. Although management of patients with multifocal RCC has not been clearly defined, presence of multifocal renal masses in one kidney and a normal contralateral kidney has often been considered a reason for performing radical nephrectomy. This study ...
Consoli Arturo - - 2012
The intracranial vascular anatomical variations, although rare, represent a interesting field of research, since many anomalous variants are possible and in most cases they remain asymptomatic. The capability of the cerebral circulation to adapt to several flow changes is confirmed by the fact that in several cases these anatomical variation ...
Flores Martín José Francisco - - 2012
Gout is a metabolic disease characterized by hyperuricemia and the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in different anatomical locations. We report the case of a 61-year-old man who received consultation for gouty tophi in the penis, which is an unusual location for this type of pathology, that was resolved with ...
Blejter J - - 2012
An 8-year-old tracheostomized, gastrostomized, and with cerebral palsy boy was admitted for tracheostomy wound myiasis and cellulitis. Ether was applied in the wound, and then all the accessible larvae were removed. Antibiotic therapy was initiated. The procedure had to be repeated three more times to extract all the larvae. An ...
Pavlov Vladislav V Neurosurgery Department, Lariboisiere University Hospital, Paris, - - 2012
The authors report the case of a 45-year-old woman who presented to our institution with 10 days history of confusion and signs of progressive raised intracranial pressure as a result of a minor head injury occurred 4 weeks before. A brain CT-scan showed a large right hemispheric chronic subdural haematoma ...
Sabry Mohamed - - 2012
We report a case of a torted mature cystic teratoma in a 23-year-old, sexually inactive, virgin female which necessitated immediate laparoscopy. The patient and her family stressed that the integrity of the hymen must be maintained at any cost, for cultural reasons. We opted out of our routine intravaginal preparation ...
Mann Andrea - - 2012
Anti-NMDAR (N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor) encephalitis is a novel autoimmune and paraneoplastic disease often presenting as acute psychosis. Few studies exist in the psychiatric literature on neuroimmunity and behavioral management. This article reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and management of this disease from a neuropsychiatric perspective. Patients have potential for near-complete recovery ...
Li Yingda Y Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Vic., Australia - - 2012
We present the case of a 30-year-old woman admitted at 38 weeks and 3 days gestation with a rare cause of bowel obstruction. Definitive diagnosis was not made until laparotomy. We present the unique management challenges posed and a review of the literature.
Alias Abie - - 2012
Objective: Review of the literature addressing the rheumatic manifestations of various malignancies as well as of common chemotherapeutic agents. Methods: A literature search was performed to identify key articles regarding the association of rheumatic disease with malignancy. Results: Our review focused on the association of rheumatic disease with malignancy, paraneoplastic ...
de Gea Rico Aitor - - 2012
Hyperglobus is an elevation of the ocular globe with the majority of the orbit remaining intact. We present a case of hyperglobus caused by a metastatic mass from a prostate carcinoma. There are no other reported cases in the literature.
Thatcher Lucinda - - 2012
We describe the case of a 29-year-old man who was bitten on the leg by a katipo spider, a relative of the Australian redback and American black widow spiders, while camping in sand dunes at Mahanga Beach, Mahia (North Island of New Zealand). Symptoms of latrodectism developed within hours, and ...
Abdoul Hendy - - 2012
Peer review is the most widely used method for evaluating grant applications in clinical research. Criticisms of peer review include lack of equity, suspicion of biases, and conflicts of interest (CoI). CoIs raise questions of fairness, transparency, and trust in grant allocation. Few observational studies have assessed these issues. We ...
Singh Ajay Pal - - 2012
Simultaneous dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal and carpometacarpal joint has been previously reported. Floating metacarpals occur when the metacarpal head displaces volarly and the base displaces towards the dorsal side. A closed dislocation at both ends of the fifth ray is unusual. In this study, we report a neglected case of ...
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