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Papakonstantinou E - - 2012
Endometriosis is a multifactorial disease with unclear pathogenesis. Urinary tract endometriosis occurs in about 1% of all endometriotic lesions while isolated ureteral endometriosis is extremely rare. We present a case of intrinsic ureteral endometriosis causing ureteral stenosis in a 40-year's old woman, in combination with intestinal, extensive peritoneal and ovarian ...
López Verónica - - 2012
Alopecia after head and neck radiotherapy has been extensively reported in the literature. However, alopecia after endovascular procedures is seldom reported in the dermatological literature. Prolonged fluoroscopic imaging during these procedures may cause serious radiation injuries to the skin, such as dermatitis or alopecia. Radiation-induced temporary alopecia is a peculiar ...
Ruaro B - - 2012
Osteopoikilosis (OPK) is a rare autosomal dominant bone disorder characterized by numerous hyperostotic areas that tend to localize in periarticular osseous regions. It is usually asymptomatic and is often diagnosed incidentally during X-rays. OPK may be an isolated finding or associated with other pathologies, e.g. skin manifestations, rheumatic and/or skeletal ...
Irisawa Ryokichi - - 2012
Porokeratosis plantaris palmaris et disseminata (PPPD) is a quite rare variant of porokeratosis. We report a 56-year-old male patient. He first noted brownish, asymptomatic, annular macules scattered on the trunk and extremities at about age 31 and these skin lesions, continued to increase in number. Ten years prior to presentation, ...
Elzouki Abdel-Naser - - 2012
Here we present a case of a 38-year-old Indian man with a history of extramarital relationships who presented with pleurisy, skin rash, and radiological findings of pleural effusion. After thorough investigation of the etiology of his acute illness, he was found to be positive for syphilis. Review of literature revealed ...
Grigoriadis C - - 2012
Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) has been commonly used for the medical treatment of prostate cancer, precocious puberty, endometriosis, adenomyosis and uterine leiomyomas. GnRHa therapy in cases of symptomatic uterine leiomyomas aims for the reduction of their size and remission of symptoms such as menometrorrhagia, causing a state of hypoestrogenemia. This ...
Radwan Wael - - 2012
We present two cases of middle-aged men with chronic hypertension presenting with acute severe hemicranial headache with otherwise a normal neurological examination. Investigation revealed occlusion of the ipsilateral middle cerebral artery. We reviewed the literature of ischaemic strokes with headache as the only manifestation and elaborated on the pathophysiology of ...
Tong D - - 2012
Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) antagonists have advanced the treatment of inflammatory arthropathies, and are even considered for use in refractory sarcoidosis with some success. Paradoxically, cases of new onset sarcoidosis-like diseases are increasingly reported in patients receiving TNF-a antagonists. Here, we report three cases of sarcoid-like granulomatosis that developed during ...
Raithatha Ajay H - - 2012
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is a β-hemolytic bacterium often found in the throat and skin. The two most severe clinical manifestations of GAS are streptococcal toxic shock syndrome and necrotizing fasciitis. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is a gamma globulin made from purified pooled plasma of thousands of donors, consisting mainly of ...
Puliyath Geetha - - 2012
Endometrial stromal sarcomas are rare malignant tumors of the uterus, and most of the information available in literature is based on small series or case reports. A proper preoperative diagnosis is difficult and in most cases the diagnosis is confirmed after hysterectomy for a presumed benign disease. Endometrial sampling, ultrasound, ...
Mohamed Aezeden - - 2012
A recent literature review of the field shows that tissue-engineered skin has been in clinical use for the last several decades and that, over this time the technology has advanced rapidly. Despite this progress no synthetic skin yet produced has completely replicated normal, healthy skin. Therefore, researchers must continue to ...
Farsaie Shadi - - 2012
Several studies have evaluated the effects of sildenafil on the tissue repair and wound healing. In the present review, the impact of sildenafil on the wound healing in all available clinical and non-clinical (experimental) studies has been discussed. A literature search was performed using PubMed, Scopus, Medline, Embase, Cochrane central ...
Rattanavong Sayaphet S Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit, Microbiology Laboratory, Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane, Lao - - 2012
Mycetoma is a chronic, localized, slowly progressing infection of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues caused either by fungi (eumycetoma or implantation mycosis) or by aerobic actinomycetes (actinomycetoma). It is acquired by traumatic implantation, most commonly in the tropics and subtropics, especially in rural agricultural communities. Although well recognized elsewhere in ...
Gibas Artur A Department of Urology, Medical University in Gdańsk, Gdańsk, - - 2012
Acne inversa is a rare chronic and debilitating inflammatory skin disease. The authors report a case of a 45-year old male who presented with acne inversa in the inguinal, perineal, and scrotal areas. After unsatisfactory pharmacological treatment a wide surgical excision of the affected skin was performed in stages. On ...
Saboo Sachin Shyamsunder SS Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02145, USA. - - 2012
Histiocytic sarcoma is an extremely rare and aggressive malignancy of bone marrow origin that occurs in lymph nodes, skin, and the gastrointestinal tract. We report on the imaging features of two cases of primary histiocytic sarcoma, one in the retroperitoneum causing a tumor-bowel fistula and another with primary bone involvement.
Kaloostian Pe P University of New Mexico, Albuquerque - - 2012
We report the case of a fourteen-year-old female who obtained TASER dart penetration to her right parietal region. She was neurologically intact with headache. CT scan of the head demonstrated TASER penetration intracranially without hemorrhage. Attempts were made at sterile removal of TASER at bedside under sedation. This caused the ...
Holbrook John F - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This case involves a common disease, allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS), with the uncommon complication of intracranial abscess. Although AFS is known to result in bone erosion, invasive complications are rare. METHODS: The clinical and pathologic information were reviewed. A literature review was performed to clarify the clinical, ...
Yemisen Mucahit - - 2011
Brucellosis is an endemic disease in Turkey, and testicular abscess is a rare and frequently misdiagnosed complication of brucellosis. In the literature there are only seven reported cases, and all were treated with both medical and surgical therapy. We report a case of brucellar testicular abscess treated with medical therapy ...
Stomeo Francesco - - 2011
Gerodontology 2011; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00455.x Giant dedifferentiated liposarcoma of the right hemifacial area involving the oral cavity Although liposarcoma is a reasonably common soft tissue sarcoma in adults, its occurrence within the head and neck region is very rare. The following report presents the case of a giant dedifferentiated liposarcoma initially ...
Pemira Sree Mallikarjuna - - 2011
Purulent pericarditis is a localized infection of the pericardium producing an effusion that is both microscopically and macroscopically purulent. Purulent pericarditis is most frequently caused by Staphylococcus, although rarely Streptococcus and other organisms are implicated. This article describes a case of invasive group A streptococcal disease presenting as purulent pericarditis ...
Azenha Marcelo Rodrigues - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Brain abscess of dental origin is a rare situation and deserves attention due to its high mortality rate even when adequate treatment is done. Few reports are available when dental origin is the main cause of this infection. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 70-year-old man diagnosed ...
Hwang Esther J - - 2011
Abstract Background: Abscesses are one of many complications of diverticulitis and can be found intra-abdominally or in the pelvis. Methods: Case report and review of the pertinent English-language literature. Results: We describe an unusual presentation of a diverticular abscess, tracking down the inguinal canal and causing acute scrotum possibly secondary ...
Mallorie C N J - - 2011
Head and neck swellings often present to oral and maxillofacial surgeons. It is often unclear whether a collection of pus is present. This information is essential for decisions regarding surgical intervention. Although ultrasound scanning (USS) is widely used to investigate the presence of a collection, the reliability and validity of ...
Walz Patrick C - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Ectopic mediastinal goiter is a rare entity that presents diagnostic and treatment challenges to the clinician. METHODS: A case of primary ectopic mediastinal goiter is presented and use of a cervical approach for excision is described herein. Additionally, precedent literature highlighting surgical treatment approaches is reviewed. RESULTS: The distinction ...
Batra Sumit - - 2011
Soft tissue osteochondromas are the rare tumors of the foot. We present an unusual case of a 30-year-old woman who had a large osteochondroma originating from the soft tissue in the heel region. She made an uneventful recovery following excision. No recurrence was noted at 36 months follow-up. To the best ...
Pontes H A R - - 2011
Chondrosarcoma (CHS) is a malignant neoplasm characterized by the formation of cartilaginous matrix by neoplastic cells, with a high propensity for local recurrences. Head and neck CHS is rare, accounting for less than 12% of all cases of CHS, usually affecting the maxilla. The majority of affected patients are in ...
Ratnaike Thiloka Erandathi - - 2011
The literature regarding surgical treatment of brain abscess was reviewed from 1990 to (and including) 2008 to supplement a previous literature review from 1930 to 1990. The Ovid Medline database 1950-2009 with the year range limited to 1990-2009 was used to identify all articles relating to brain abscess. The results ...
Vendryes Chris - - 2011
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is the presence of intraluminal gas within the wall of the intestine. As a marker for bowel injury owing to mucosal injury, PI may herald a severe underlying disease process in patients without a significant medical history. In other cases, PI is a benign process, and expectant ...
Register S David - - 2011
A history of optic neuritis has long been considered a relative contraindication to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. However, the published medical literature regarding the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in patients with previous optic neuritis is very limited, and patients who might benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be denied its ...
Arikanoglu Zulfu - - 2011
Benign fibrous histiocytoma is a tumor of unknown etiology that is believed to be of mixed fibroblastic and histiocytic origin. Deep benign fibrous histiocytomas are most commonly found in the lower limbs or the head and neck region; it is relatively rare that they are seen in the intercostal space. ...
Pepato A O - - 2011
This manuscript reports an uncommon case of inferior third molar facial abscess with purulent secretion drainage through the left external acoustic meatus. The patient's left external acoustic meatus was filled with a purulent secretion observed on a CT scan. He underwent surgery to drain the facial abscess. Despite facial abscesses ...
Kristensen R N - - 2011
Objectives:We present the first report of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Propionibacterium acnes parotid abscesses complicated by facial nerve palsy. Facial nerve palsy secondary to parotid gland abscess is rare, with only eight previously reported cases.Method:Case reports and literature review concerning parotid abscess and facial nerve palsy presentation and management.Case reports:Within ...
Sheth Anuradha - - 2011
A 35 year old woman presented with 18 months history of a painless, soft, well-circumscribed, vulvar subcutaneous lump which measured approximately 7 cm. The lesion was completely excised and microscopically was consistent with a hibernoma. According to the available literature in English, this is the first reported case of hibernoma ...
Pandya Amit - - 2011
Hibernoma is a rare benign tumor of brown fat origin. It is found in locations where brown adipose tissue is present in the fetus. These locations include the neck, axilla, thorax, and extremities. Retroperitoneal hibernoma is an extremely rare site of presentation. We present a rare case of presacral hibernoma. ...
Arrabal-Polo Miguel Angel - - 2011
The incidence of prostatic abscess is 0.5% in relation to all prostate pathologies and usually occurs in patients with diabetes or with some degree of immunosuppression. The case of a male patient, 84 years old, with a history of arterial hypertension and mild renal failure, presenting high fever, prostate syndrome, ...
Yamazhan Mustafa - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Literature review revealed descriptions of three cellular blue nevus (CBN) in the gynecologic tract. Two of them were myometrial CBN and incidental findings in hysterectomies performed in women aged 37 and 48 years. The single ectocervical CBN involving the hymenal ring and vagina was reported in a 19-year-old woman. The ...
Kainuma Kazuyuki - - 2011
Abstract The sites of lymph node metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinomas are typically the paratracheal and jugular lymph nodes. On the other hand, metastasis to the retropharyngeal or parapharyngeal nodes from papillary thyroid carcinomas is very rare. During the last two decades, limited to cases with a histologically definite diagnosis ...
Parvizi N - - 2011
Objective:Periorbital cellulitis secondary to rhinosinusitis is common. However, very rarely this can be complicated by a lacrimal gland abscess. We report such a case.Method:We present a case report and literature review concerning lacrimal gland abscess secondary to periorbital cellulitis.Results:Due to the location of this condition, prompt assessment and management is ...
Chaudhary Neena - - 2011
Schwannomas can originate in any peripheral, autonomic, or cranial nerve except the olfactory and optic nerves. Between 25 and 48% of all schwannomas have been reported to arise in the head and neck, with the acoustic nerve being the most common site of origin there. Schwannomas of the palatine tonsil ...
Chen Kai-Hsiang - - 2011
Case reports and a review of literature of the coexistence of motor neuron disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). All three patients demonstrated generalized lower motor neuron signs and very few upper motor neuron signs. In the level of patterns of cognitive impairments, neuropsychological studies do not distinguish between patients ...
Terterov Sergei - - 2011
Intramedullary abscess of the spinal cord is a rare entity, especially in the setting of an intracardiac shunt, which, to our knowledge, has not been described in the literature. Here we present a case of an intramedullary spinal cord abscess in a patient with a patent foramen ovale. The article ...
Deshmukh A D - - 2011
An ectopic thyroid gland may be present in any location along the path of migration from the foramen caecum to the mediastinum. The most common locations for an ectopic thyroid are the lingual thyroid followed by median cervical cysts. An ectopic thyroid in the submandibular region is extremely rare. We ...
Lee Yeon Soo - - 2011
Myolipoma is a rare benign tumor, composed of irregularly admixed adipose tissue and smooth muscle fibers. Few literature studies have described the radiologic appearance of myolipoma, especially in the soft tissue. No MRI findings in subcutaneous myolipoma of an extremity have been reported. Here, we report on the case of ...
Chakraborti Shrijeet - - 2011
Myxopapillary ependymoma (MPE), which is a benign histological subtype of ependymoma, is found predominantly in the cauda equina region. It occurs rarely in the brain and mostly as a metastatic deposit from a spinal lesion. The occurrence of primary intracranial MPE is exceptional, with only 11 cases reported to date. ...
Sarkar Joy - - 2011
Abstract Background: Submucosal abscesses are rare in the gastrointestinal tract. Although they have been reported throughout the tract, occurrence within the appendix has not been described. Methods: Case report and review of the current literature. Results: We present the case of a patient with a periappendiceal mass found incidentally on ...
Akhaddar Ali - - 2011
Abstract Background: Spinal cord abscesses are rare. Acute lesions may present as spinal cord syndrome with back pain and fever, whereas chronic abscesses tend to have a less specific symptomatology, especially in elderly patients. Methods: Case report and review of the pertinent literature. Case Report: An 82-year old male with ...
Kim Jin Pyeong - - 2011
Penetrating neck injuries are potentially dangerous and require emergent management because of the presence of vital structures in the neck. Penetrating vascular trauma to zone I and III of the neck is potentially life-threatening. An accurate diagnosis and adequate surgical intervention are critical to the successful outcome of penetrating trauma ...
Roy A A - - 2011
Oncocytomas are uncommon tumours that occur in a number of specific anatomical locations within the head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. When occurring in the retroperitoneum, oncocytomas almost always arise from either the kidney or adrenal gland. With this case we present the imaging findings of an exceptionally rare retroperitoneal ...
O'Brien C - - 2011
Spinal epidural abscess is a rare, but potentially devastating, infection. The atypical involvement of more than five spinal levels (termed "extensive") is very uncommon. In this report we discuss the successful non-operative treatment of a 71-year-old male with an anteriorly located holocord abscess and review the pertinent literature.
Chi Angela C - - 2012
Intravascular fasciitis (IF) is an unusual variant of nodular fasciitis. It is characterized by intraluminal, intramural, and extramural involvement of small to large arteries or veins. Only three cases involving the oral cavity have been reported previously in the literature. Here we present an additional case of oral IF arising ...
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