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Kim Young Ha - - 2013
Tufted angiomas are benign vascular tumors that occur mainly in children younger than 5 years, involving the skin with subcutaneous plaques or in a nodular form. We experienced a rare tufted angioma in the nasal cavity. A 35-year-old woman visited our clinic because of frequent epistaxis. A mass was found ...
Piper Merisa - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Despite the potential aesthetic and psychological benefits of total skin-sparing mastectomy (TSSM) with preservation of the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) skin, there is still reluctance to use the technique due to concern for increased recurrence rates or higher postoperative complication rates. The rapidly expanding literature describing outcomes after TSSM enables ...
Konstantinova Anastasia M - - 2013
: Multilocular mesothelial proliferation (MMP) is a rare lesion that mainly arises from the peritoneal mesothelium. Most often, it occurs in women of reproductive age, with a history of abdominal surgery, endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disease. We describe an unusual case of a 73-year-old woman affected by a large MMP, ...
Uribe Laura - - 2013
Antisynthetase antibody syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease that may present with variable systemic manifestations, mainly polymyositis, interstitial lung disease, skin lesions, and Raynaud's phenomenon. This diagnosis should always come to mind in patients that present with signs of myositis, dermatomyositis, or polymyositis associated with interstitial lung disease. On the ...
Pretel Maider - - 2013
Partial unilateral lentiginosis (PUL) is a rare pigmentary disorder characterized by multiple lentigines grouped within an area of normal skin, often in a segmental pattern and appearing at birth or in childhood. There is no established standard treatment for this condition. We present two cases of PUL succesfully treated with ...
Swanson Jordan W - - 2013
Treatment of Dupuytren disease with collagenase clostridium histolyticum is increasingly used among hand surgeons. Although it is generally safe and efficacious, complications related to enzymatic fasciotomy occur. Postapproval surveillance and communication among hand surgeons continues to refine the indications, contraindications, and complications recognized in the treatment of Dupuytren disease with ...
Amita Krishnappa - - 2013
Benign triton tumors (BTT) are very rare lesions composed of mature skeletal muscle and neural tissue. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with asymptomatic swelling of the chin over an 18-month duration which increased gradually to involve the left side of the lower lip. Clinically, a ...
Musumeci M L - - 2013
Pyogenic granuloma (PG), also referred to as lobular capillary hemangioma, is a common, benign vascular proliferation of skin and/or mucous membranes, occurring most frequently in children and young people. First line therapy of PG consists of surgical excision. Alternative treatments such as curettage, cauterization, laser therapy and cryotherapy may require ...
Tanriverdi Ozgur - - 2013
Skin metastasis of primary gallbladder tumors is extremely rare with a reported incidence of 0.7~9% and it usually involves the thorax, abdomen, the extremities, neck, head region, and scalp. Cutaneous metastasis may occur synchronously or metatochronously. In the present case, the patient had chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which was being treated ...
Hussain Sadaf Hashim - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The skin possesses unique biochemical properties that allow it to protect and conform to the body that it covers. Elements constituting the dermis-collagen and elastin-primarily afford these properties. OBJECTIVES: To define these properties and explore their relevance with regard to aging skin and dermatologic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In ...
Zaraa Ines - - 2013
Lichen planus pemphigoides (LPP) is a rare autoimmune blistering disease. It appears to be combination of lichen planus and bullous pemphigoid. We describe four new cases of LPP and discuss the epidemiological, clinical, pathological, and therapeutic features of this singular association through a review of the 74 published cases within ...
Gnigler Maria - - 2013
Early sudden unexpected death in infancy (ESUDI) is a rare cause of death in newborns during the first hours of life. We describe three cases and give an overview of the literature as a contribution to identifying risk factors and establishing prevention strategies for ESUDI CONCLUSION: Close observation during the ...
Touma Zahi - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To report 2 cases of skin nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) occurring in lupus patients and to systematically review the medical literature addressing skin NTM in lupus. METHODS: We reported 2 cases of skin NTM in lupus patients followed at the Toronto Lupus Clinic. We conducted a systematic review of the ...
Yilmaz Muhammet Bahadır - - 2013
Various complications following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting have been reported but transoral protrusion of peritoneal catheter is a very rare situation. This case is the first adult with a transoral VP shunt protrusion in available literature. A 47-year-old female with pseudotumor cerebri admitted after the peritoneal catheter protruded from her mouth ...
Xu Dong - - 2013
Syringocystadenoma papilliferum (SCAP) is an uncommon benign adnexal tumor of the skin. It is frequently seen in association with other benign adnexal lesions, such as nevus sebaceous, apocrine nevus, tubular apocrine adenoma, apocrine hidrocystoma, apocrine cystadenoma, and clear cell syringoma. The unusual reported locations of SCAP include the head and ...
Panettiere P - - 2013
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is a rare hereditary disorder of elastin fibers, characterized by yellowish coalescent papules in flexural surfaces with abnormally lax and corrugated skin. It can be associated to systemic manifestations mostly regarding eyes and vessels. Aesthetic surgery of cutaneous hyperlaxity was described in the international literature only in ...
Hunasgi Santosh - - 2013
Keloids extend beyond the borders of the original wound invading normal skin. Usually appear as firm nodules, often pruritic and painful, and generally do not regress spontaneously. Most often occur on the chest, shoulders, upper back, back of the neck, and earlobes. The aim of the paper is to discuss ...
da Costa Baptista Ingrid Pillar - - 2013
Introduction: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a disease that mainly affects the pediatric population involving chronic and repetitive inflammatory skin manifestations. Its evolution is known as atopic march, which is characterized by the occurrence of respiratory and food allergies. Aim: To carry out a classical review of the state-of-theart scientific literature ...
Falk Nadja - - 2013
We present an adult autopsy case of primary hyperoxaluria type 1. Diagnosis was established with skin biopsy and subsequent genetic analysis one month prior to death. At autopsy, calcium oxalate crystals refringent to polarized light were found systemically. Interestingly, however, calcium oxalate crystals were not identified in the bone. Additionally, ...
Wertz P W - - 2013
The purpose of this review is to summarize some of the biochemical or chemical findings that have contributed most significantly to our current understanding of the permeability barrier of the skin. This literature survey covers the period from the 1970s up to the present. This seems appropriate since earlier progress ...
Kesan Krushnakumar - - 2013
Epigastric heteropagus is an extremely rare congenital anomaly, in which there is asymmetrical conjoined twinning, with the parasitic twin attached to the epigastrium. A 2-day-old male, with epigastric heteropagus and omphalocele, was operated in our institution. After excision of the parasitic twin, omphalocele was covered with a gluteal skin flap ...
Bhatia Vijay Y - - 2013
Domestic burns in neonate are rare in literature. Neonates are high risk for burns because of their thin and fragile skin, fluid overload or dehydration as the fluid balance range is small and immature immune system leading to septicaemia. Neonates are not small adults, owing to their different physiological response ...
Hoyt Brian S - - 2013
Molluscum contagiosum is a common cutaneous infection caused by a double-stranded DNA poxvirus. Skin lesions classically present as small, flesh-colored papules with central umbilication. Lesions are frequently seen on the face, trunk, and extremities of children, or on the genitals of young adults as a sexually transmitted infection. Molluscum contagiosum ...
Ma X G - - 2013
Endometrial cancer is the most frequent malignancy of the female reproductive system, while cutaneous metastasis is extremely rare in endometrial cancer. The authors herein report a case ofendometrial adenocarcinoma (FIGO Stage IIIC2, Grade 2) with metastasis to the skin of right lower leg and vaginal orifice. The patient was treated ...
Yilmaz Murat - - 2013
Tinea corporis has rarely been reported in some locations such as on the breast skin as unilaterally. Herein, we present a case of bilateral tinea mammae, which has not been reported before in English language literature to our knowledge.
Hundenborn Jörg - - 2013
Marine microorganisms are uncommon etiologies of skin and skin structure infections, that is, wound infections. We report a case of severe wound infection, caused by the marine Photobacterium damselae (Vibrionaceae), in a 64-year-old male patient, returning from Australia. The isolate tested positive for pPHDD1, a plasmid conferring high-level virulence. Furthermore, ...
Beaulieu Robert A RA Department of Surgery, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, - - 2013
Canthaxanthin is a naturally occurring chemical, which is most commonly utilized as a colorant for food and dyes or a skin bronzing agent. Its most prevalent impact on human health is canthaxanthin retinopathy, which appears as birefringent, yellow to red crystals surrounding the macula. This occurs with increasing, dose-dependent exposure. ...
Liu Yang - - 2013
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA), also called Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic, benign, depigmenting disease of the skin and mucous membranes, most frequently affecting genital mucosa and skin. Involvement of the oral mucosa without concurrent genital or skin lesions has very rarely been reported in the literature. Here we ...
Morteza Abedi Syed S Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University , Hamilton, Ontario, - - 2013
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the skin (LELCS) is a rare and poorly differentiated variant of squamous cell carcinoma. The lesion is histologically identical to undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (lymphoepithelioma), but with Epstein-Barr virus involvement documented rarely. The first case of LELCS was described in 1988 by Swanson et al. and since there ...
Van Loey S - - 2013
In patients with angioid streaks, additional investigations are useful to identify underlying systemic disease, unless age and short peripapillary streaks are indicative of senile streaks as an isolated abnormality. In middle-aged or young adults with angioid streaks and no obvious systemic disease, the possibility of a hemoglobulinopathy or pseudoxanthoma elasticum ...
Sharma K S KS Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United - - 2013
Otophyma is a rare condition that can present as the end stage of any chronic inflammatory disease affecting the ear such as rosacea, eczema, or otitis externa. It can result in conductive hearing loss, low self-esteem, and social embarrassment. This report highlights a case of otophyma treated successfully using a ...
Wilson Michael P - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a potentially lethal infection involving the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fascia. The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing fasciitis (LRINEC) score has been proposed as a way of using abnormal laboratory values to distinguish between severe cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis. OBJECTIVES: The utility of the LRINEC ...
Jakobiec Frederick A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The origin of congenitally displaced cilia of the eyelid margin remains a controversial subject. METHODS: Case report with literature review. The clinical, surgical, and histopathologic findings of the current and published cases were used to determine the location of the generative hair bulbs of ectopic cilia. RESULTS: A 36 ...
Iftimia Ileana - - 2012
To retrospectively review our first 20 Contura high dose rate breast cases to improve and refine our standardized procedure and checklists. We prepared in advance checklists for all steps, developed an in-house Excel spreadsheet for second checking the plan, and generated a procedure for efficient contouring and a set of ...
Paisiou Anna - - 2012
ADEM is a rare inflammatory demyelinating disease of the CNS, which usually presents after a viral infection or a vaccination. We report a 15-yr-old boy who was diagnosed with ADEM after an HLA-identical sibling allogeneic BMT for transfusion-dependent PRCA. His course was complicated with GVHD affecting the skin and lungs. ...
Sebaratnam Deshan F - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Diffuse melanosis cutis (DMC) is a rare presentation of metastatic melanoma characterized by a progressive blue-gray discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes. OBJECTIVE: To foster a better understanding of the clinical presentation, histological findings, and pathophysiology underlying DMC. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was completed utilizing ...
Tempark Therdpong - - 2012
We report a case of a 2-week-old white female who presented with large stellate atrophic skin defects on bilateral thighs and knees at birth. The pregnancy was complicated by the death of monozygotic twin at the 16th week of gestation. This represents aplasia cutis congenita with fetus papyraceus. This rare ...
Kleydman Kate - - 2012
Skin necrosis after soft tissue augmentation with dermal fillers is a rare but potentially severe complication. Nitroglycerin paste may be an important treatment option for dermal and epidermal ischemia in cosmetic surgery. To summarize the knowledge about nitroglycerin paste in cosmetic surgery and to understand its current use in the ...
Fernández-Díez Jorge - - 2012
Although cutaneous amebiasis (CA) is a rare disease, it is a public health concern worldwide, particularly in developing nations. It gains importance because of its severe clinical course, which can be confused with other disorders. Therefore, knowledge of its clinical features, histopathology, and pathogenesis is essential. We present a retrospective ...
Prat Lola - - 2012
We report the case of a man with a seven year history of lung adenocarcinoma who was diagnosed with cutaneous lymphangitis carcinomatosa. Skin examination revealed both an asymptomatic erysepelatoid rash localized on the posterior chest and an erythematous, eczematiform, itchy rash on the right anterior chest and on the left ...
Yalin Ayse Serap - - 2012
Calciphylaxis is usually a fatal condition that develops in a few chronic renal failure patients, and it is characterized by calcifications in subcutaneous arteries, infarcts in skin, and the neighboring subcutis. Calciphylaxis, once considered as a rare condition, has been reported to have an annual incidence of 1% and a ...
Droubi Diana - - 2012
Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC), congenital absence of skin, is most common on the scalp but may rarely occur on the trunk and limbs. It is a physical finding that can occur in isolation or as part of a heterogeneous group of syndromes. It can affect localized to widespread areas of ...
Aggarwal Sameer - - 2012
Inferior hip dislocation is the rarest type among all hip dislocations. Very few cases have been reported in the English literature. Most of the earlier reported cases involves the pediatric age group. No single case series could be found in the English literature. We came across 4 cases of inferior ...
Costa Mariana Carvalho - - 2012
Melasma is a common disorder of hypermelanosis that affects mainly young and middle-aged women of Fitzpatrick's phototypes III-V. The disease significantly impacts their lives. In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy, a spreading technology for the noninvasive evaluation of the skin up to the papillary dermis, provides real-time en face images with ...
Gentile Nicole M NM Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2012
Autoimmune enteropathy (AIE) is a rare condition characterized by intractable diarrhea, histologic changes on small intestinal biopsy, and failed response to dietary manipulation that also may present with extraintestinal manifestations. In many patients, immunosuppressive therapies are necessary. Although AIE is more common in infants, adult involvement has also been documented. ...
Sillesen Nanna H - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Symmastia is defined as medial confluence of the breast. The term 'symmastia' is modified from Greek (syn meaning 'together', and mastos meaning 'breast') and was first presented by Spence et al. in 1983. Two forms of symmastia exist: an iatrogenic and a congenital version. Congenital symmastia is a rare condition ...
Rawlings A V - - 2012
Scars are well known to have a stratum corneum that is malfunctional. Increases in transepidermal water loss and decreases in stratum corneum capacitance and conductance have been reported. Occlusion therapy is a well-known route to improving the signs and symptoms of scarring. Until recently that has been assumed to be ...
Rawlings A V - - 2012
Scars are well known to have a stratum corneum (SC) that is malfunctional. Increases in transepidermal water loss and decreases in SC capacitance and conductance have been reported. Occlusion therapy is a well-known route to improving the signs and symptoms of scarring. Until recently that has been assumed to be ...
Matic A - - 2012
Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC) is a sporadic congenital skin vascular abnormality. Significant number of patients has other congenital anomalies. We report a case of a preterm male newborn with cutis marmorata pattern presented on the skin of the face, right side of front of the trunk, whole back, glutei ...
Skeik Nedaa - - 2012
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare cause of stroke, occurring when a blood clot forms in any of the brain venous sinuses. Symptoms include neurological deficits, headache, seizures, and coma. There are many predisposing factors for CVST including prothrombotic conditions, oral contraceptives, pregnancy/puerperium, malignancy, infection, and head injury. ...
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