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Ryu Youngjoon - - 2012
Carcinosarcoma of the colon is rare. Seventeen cases have been reported in the English literature. Most cases occurred in the left side of the colon. Indeed, there is only one reported case of cecal carcinosarcoma. Carcinosarcoma has a tendency to distantly metastasize and shows dismal prognosis. We report a case ...
Felder John M JM 3rd Department of Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20007, - - 2012
Bioengineered and allograft-derived skin substitutes are increasingly available and marketed for use in the healing of chronic wounds. Plastic surgeons should have evidence-based information available to guide their use of these products. The authors systematically reviewed the literature to determine the published outcomes and effectiveness of different skin substitutes for ...
Giladi Aviram M AM Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109, USA. - - 2012
Anaphylaxis and anaphylactic-like reactions in the perioperative period are a significant concern for anesthesiologists and surgeons. With an incidence as high as one in 3500 and a mortality rate of 3 to 6 percent, proper management of these reactions is essential. The available surgical literature provides varied and unclear guidelines ...
López-Muñoz Eunice - - 2012
Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) was first described in 1976. A rare congenital autosomal recessive alteration that predominantly affects females (4:1 ratio), it is characterized by the presence of distended bladder (without distal urinary tract obstruction), microcolon, and decreased or absent intestinal peristalsis. Inconsistent and non-specific histological changes affecting the bladder ...
Seyman Derya - - 2012
We describe a case of septic arthritis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an immunocompetent patient following intra-articular ozone injection into the knee. To the best of our knowledge, and after considering the current literature,we believe this case is unique as no other reports of septic arthritis caused by P. aeruginosa ...
Yada Naomi - - 2012
We report a case of α-amylase crystalloid granuloma of the parotid gland in a 65-year-old Japanese woman. Histopathologically, the lesion comprised cystlike dilatation of the ducts and foreign body granulomas, with deposits of numerous crystalloid structures. The crystalloids were eosinophilic and varied in size and shape. Immunohistochemically, the crystalloids were ...
Uppu Santosh C - - 2012
Interrupted aortic arch is a rare congenital heart disease, whereas right-sided interrupted aortic arch is an extremely rare disorder with few reported cases in the literature. We report our institutional experience with two such patients and review the recent literature.
Ramey Stephen J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Temporal bone inverted papilloma (IP) is an extremely rare tumor. Its etiology is unknown and represents a source of debate. Only 2 previous cases of bilateral temporal bone IP have been reported. A case report and review of the literature via PubMed database search are presented. MATHODS AND RESULTS: ...
Metcalfe Amy - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To identify validated ICD-9-CM/ICD-10 coded case definitions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DATA SOURCES: Ovid Medline (1950-2010) was searched to identify studies that validated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) case definitions. Hospital discharge abstract data and chart data were linked to validate identified AMI definitions. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review, ...
Lewek Pawel - - 2012
The case of a 67-year-old patient with an acupuncture needle remaining in his left lung is described. This foreign body was a remnant of a procedure performed by a doctor 17&emsp14;years previously for osteoarthritic back pain. On the basis of this case, a review was performed of literature available in ...
Blows Samuel Joseph - - 2012
Deafness is a very common problem in older persons. We present a case of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with deafness being the patient's only reason for seeking medical attention. The patient had bilateral vestibulocochlear nerve palsies with associated lower motor neurone facial nerve palsies and a bulbar palsy. Magnetic ...
Peckham Trevor - - 2012
We report seven cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with occupational exposure to a toluene-based hydrocarbon solvent. The cases were employed at a facility, which manufactured rubber belts and hoses, between 1950 and 2005 for periods ranging from 21 to 37 total years. Detailed histories were obtained for three workers ...
Thatrimontrichai Anucha - - 2012
Twenty-two cases of neonatal melioidosis were identified with the primary outcome from a systematic review and the clinical presentations were either bacteremia and/or meningitis with Burkholderia pseudomallei isolated in all cases. Ten cases reported the mode of transmission; infections that occurred from mother to child transmission (20%), and infections that ...
Mukherjee Soma - - 2012
Amoebiasis of the uterine cervix is an extremely rare entity, and presentation as fibroid uterus has not been reported, to the best of our knowledge in our extensive search of the English literature. It can clinically simulate cervical malignancy by virtue of surface papillomatous and overall ulcerated and necrotic appearance. ...
Manes R Peter - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this work was to perform a systematic review regarding ossifying fibroma and its multiple variants of the paranasal sinuses, and to identify any clinical differences between the multiple variants. METHODS: A search of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed) database was performed for the non-Medical ...
Kan Zhisheng - - 2012
Background. Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is a very rare malignant cartilaginous forming tumour in central nervous system (CNS), which is rarely encountered in clinical practice and generally occurs in young adults. This article describes a case of primary intracranial mesenchymal chondrosarcoma in a 31-year-old woman and reviews the literature on its manifestations ...
Hummel Trent R - - 2012
Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas (DIG) are intracranial tumors described in 1987 as benign lesions of infancy. A literature review and the clinical course of 3 patients reported herein suggest that the initial description should be amended. Nearly 23% of DIG cases occur in children older than 24 months. Approximately 40% of ...
Chatu Sukhdev - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Diffuse cavernous haemangioma of the rectum (DCHR) is a rare benign vascular neoplasm that affects mainly young adults and can present with rectal bleeding or massive haemorrhage. We report a case of DCHR masquerading as proctitis which was diagnosed many years ago following colonoscopy. This is the ...
Zhang Lei - - 2012
Schwannomas are one of the benign neoplasms originating from the neural sheath. Soft tissues of the head and neck are the most common sites of occurrence; however, intraosseous schwannomas are rare. This article documents 2 cases of intraosseous schwannoma that presented as a submandibular mass and provides a review of ...
Quraishi Nasir A - - 2012
Metastatic involvement of the sacrum is rare and there is a paucity of studies which deal with the management of these tumours since most papers refer to primary sacral tumours. This study aims to review the available literature in the management of sacral metastatic tumours as reflected in the current ...
Weißhaar Guido F GF Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. - - 2012
The number of reports on baclofen intoxication has increased in recent years. We report a 15-year-old boy who was referred in a state of deep coma (Glasgow Coma Scale = 3). On clinical examination, he showed sinus bradycardia with normal blood pressure. On admission to the hospital, he presented intermittent short episodes ...
Chen Chia-Hao - - 2012
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis primarily affecting children who are younger than 5 years. The most serious complications are coronary artery aneurysms and sequelae of vasculitis with the subsequent development of coronary artery aneurysm. According to the literature, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) plus high-dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) were standard ...
Sobel Rachel K - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Periorbital edema is a common problem that deserves scrutiny. Although a variety of healthcare providers may see this clinical entity, ophthalmologists are often consulted along the way toward diagnosis. It can challenge even the most astute clinicians. A diagnosis may reveal merely a bothersome issue or potentially ...
Larkin T M - - 2012
What is known and Objective:  Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant agent that was first approved for use in the United States in 1999 and has a maximum recommended adult dose of 3000 mg daily. It has been noted to have a relatively mild adverse effect profile, with the most common side effects ...
Dietrich C F - - 2012
Multicenter trials to assess contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the imaging of focal liver lesions (FLLs) have included more than 1000 patients. This article reviews the published literature pertaining to these trials to determine the role of CEUS in the characterization of FLL.
Tran Huy - - 2012
We report a case of cutaneous vasculopathy associated with the use of levamisole adulterated cocaine. This recently described clinical entity is characterized by a purpuric rash with a predilection for the ears, leukopenia and ANCA positivity. It is estimated that more than 70% of the current US cocaine supply is ...
Ech-Cherif El Kettani N - - 2012
Intraventricular meningiomas (IVM) are rare tumors, constituting only 0.5 to 2% of all intracranial meningiomas, and meningiomas localized within the foramen of Monro are exceptional, with only a very few cases reported in the literature. We report the case of a 41-year-old man, admitted to our department for headaches. MRI ...
Liu Guang-Ming - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of a technique of suture traction and Dundee in penile entrapment in the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle case. MEASURES AND METHODS: The technique of suture traction in conjunction with Dundee was performed for the management of penile entrapment in PET bottle neck. First, the technique ...
Gadgil Nisha - - 2012
Unlike an intraventricular rupture of a brain abscess, a primary intraventricular abscess is rare. While the former usually presents with acute clinical deterioration and carries a high rate of mortality, the latter tends to present in a subacute fashion. In this paper, we present a 62-year-old female with an intraventricular ...
Arnold A W - - 2012
We describe an otherwise healthy 7-year-old boy who developed confetti-like hypopigmented macules on the dorsal aspects of the hands and feet, spreading to the palms and soles a few months after birth. In 1964 Siemens introduced the term acromelanosis albo-punctata to describe the skin features of a patient who has ...
Gadhia Umesh U Lyell McEwin Health Service, Elizabethvale, South Australia 5112 - - 2013
Enteroliths are a rare complication of Meckel's diverticula, with perforation of the diverticulum being an even rarer occurrence. Bowel obstruction secondary to a Meckel's enterolith, albeit uncommon, occurs due to inflammation, intussusception, or impaction after extrusion from the diverticulum. We report an unusual case of Meckel's enterolithiasis causing perforation and ...
Larsen Carl Christian - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Rebleeding is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, little is known to what causes rebleeding. During the last decades several risk factors have been identified to be associated with rebleeding although several discrepancies exist. The aim of this review is to summarize ...
Husar-Memmer Emma - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a frequent, chronic, and often disabling disease. Early-onset OA should prompt rheumatologists to search for underlying causes. We describe the clinical presentation and diagnosis of a patient with severe premature OA. METHODS: We report a patient with severe polyarticular OA starting in young adulthood due to ...
Bata Pal - - 2012
Intravenous contrast medium (ICM) rarely induces anaphylactic reactions, including urticaria, hypotension and respiratory failure. Even the most modern ICM may cause such adverse events. Thrombocytopenia has been reported as an extreme rare consequence of ICM. Here we report on a case of a 72-year-old male patient with a self-limiting severe ...
Ono Nobuyuki - - 2012
Otitis media is one of the common organ injuries that appear during the course of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). We experienced four patients with myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA-positive AAV with otitis media. All were elderly Japanese women. MPO-ANCA in our patients was reminiscent of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), although chest computed ...
Solomon D H - - 2012
Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ) is an adverse effect of bisphosphonate use with a poorly described epidemiology in osteoporosis patients. We examined the literature and two new cohorts for BONJ. The literature suggests an incidence rate of 0.028 % to 4.3 %. Our cohort studies found an incidence of 0.02 % (95 % ...
Komatsu Teruya - - 2012
Tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) is a surgical emergency with high mortality rates. Reported incidence is 0.1%-1.0% after tracheostomy with peak incidence 3 days to 6 weeks post procedure. TIF is usually fatal once it bleeds. For the successful management of TIF, treatment should be initiated immediately with the special considerations ...
Ghetie Cristian - - 2012
Glucagonomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors that arise from α cells of the pancreatic islets. Most of them are malignant and usually present as metastatic disease. Sites most commonly involved in metastases are the liver and regional lymph nodes. Bone metastases are rare events and only a few cases have been ...
Goel Ravishankar S RS Department of Neurosurgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, - - 2012
Craniocerebral maduromycetoma is extremely rare; only 2 cases have been reported so far. The authors report a case of maduromycetoma in a 17-year-old girl from a rural background in the state of Rajasthan, India, with involvement of the right parietal cortex, overlying bone, and subcutaneous tissue. The mass was totally ...
Servato J P S - - 2012
This study describes the epidemiology and clinical presentation of odontogenic tumours (OT) seen at a regional Brazilian oral and maxillofacial pathology service; to assess the quantitative impact of the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) classification of these lesions; and to compare this series with others available in international databases. ...
Siani Andrea - - 2012
The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone after carotid endarterectomy is very rare; only two cases have been reported in medical literature. We describe the case of an 82-year-old woman presenting with lethargy and drowsiness due to severe hyponatremia with urine hyperosmolarity and plasma hypo-osmolarity after carotid endarterectomy.
Benoit Luc - - 2012
Vancomycin is a popular antimicrobial used to treat a variety of Gram-positive infections. Its side effect profile has been well defined due to its high global utilization as a result of the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms in recent decades. Despite its widespread use, however, various idiosyncratic reactions may occur without ...
Mahe Etienne - - 2012
The so-called mixed tumors occur in a variety of sites throughout the body. While most cases are encountered in the salivary glands, several cases have been described in the female genital tract. A variety of monikers have been applied to this lesion including "spindle cell epithelioma." As in other locations, ...
Vadlamudi Narendra B - - 2012
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that affects primarily the gastrointestinal system but can be associated with extraintestinal manifestations. Latent pulmonary involvement in children with CD has been described, but symptomatic pulmonary disease has rarely been reported in children. In this review, we report two ...
Morshedi R Grant - - 2012
Purpose: To describe two cases of bilateral acute iris transillumination following systemic administration of moxifloxacin and review the literature. Methods: Review of clinical records, and review of the literature using the PubMed database. Results: A 75 year-old man and 33 year-old woman presented with bilateral conjunctival injection, photophobia, and atonic, ...
Wellons Melissa F - - 2012
To systematically review the reporting of race/ethnicity in Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) Clinic Outcome Reporting System (CORS) publications. Systematic review using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) methodology of literature published in PubMed on race/ethnicity that includes data from SART CORS. Not applicable. Not applicable. ...
Mura Assifi M - - 2012
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been reported to have complication rates up to 35%. Penetration of surrounding retroperitoneal structures is an uncommon, but potentially serious, complication, with several reports in the literature. We present a unique case of a 34-year-old intravenous drug user with infected IVC filter struts penetrating ...
Freeman Benjamin - - 2012
A 41-year-old woman with immunoglobulin light chain (AL) systemic amyloidosis with cardiac and gastrointestinal involvement developed multiple arterial and venous thromboembolic complications. Treatment with unfractionated heparin was complicated by life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding. Work up for hereditary thrombophilia was unrevealing. Treatment with cyclophosphamide, bortezomib and dexamethasone combination regimen led to hematologic ...
Foroughi Forough - - 2012
Insular carcinoma represents a rather rare form of thyroid cancer. Total encapsulation and history of hyperthyroidism are even extremely rarer events with only a few cases reported in the literature. This article reports an insular carcinoma of the thyroid in a 51-year-old woman, displaying these features and pulmonary metastasis with ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The lamina terminalis (LT) represents an important neurosurgical corridor by which to fenestrate the third ventricle into the subarachnoid space or to approach lesions of the third ventricle. However, a comprehensive review of its anatomy and approaches to it for various pathologies is lacking in the literature. We studied ...
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