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Drum Charles E - - 2010
The Death with Dignity (DWD) Act, a physician-assisted suicide statute, was initially adopted in Oregon In November, 1994 and became operational in 1998. The purpose of this study is to: 1) determine the nature and form of the empirical literature on the Oregon DWD Act; 2) describe the effects of ...
Al Behçet - - 2010
We present a case of non-fatal poisoning with oleander blooms in a 42-year-old woman. After repeated vomiting and gastrointestinal distress, the patient was admitted to the hospital with cardiac symptoms 4 h after the ingestion. Urine and blood samples were assayed for drugs of abuse and for general toxicological screen. ...
Kamel Jordan - - 2009
This brief report describes the cautious but successful use of cyclizine, an anticholinergic agent, for the relief of intractable nausea in a patient with myasthenia gravis, followed by a review of the available literature.
Manjunatha B S - - 2009
Osteoid osteoma is a benign tumor of the bone which arises from osteoblasts and is extremely rare in jaws. Only 15 cases of osteoid osteoma have been reported in English-language literature. This case report is presented here due to its rarity.
Huang Gloria S GS Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, 1695 Eastchester Road, Suite 601, Bronx, NY 10461, USA. - - 2009
Müllerian adenosarcoma is a rare mixed epithelial-mesenchymal tumor. An extragenital site of origin and sarcomatous overgrowth are associated with aggressive clinical behavior. We present a rare case of extragenital adenosarcoma with sarcomatous overgrowth and coexistent endometriosis. She was treated with initial cytoreductive surgery and chemotherapy. She underwent a second surgery ...
Ebrahimzadeh Mohamed H - - 2009
Osteoid osteoma rarely involves the phalanges of the toes. Basically osteoid osteoma is often a diagnostic dilemma in musculoskeletal practice especially in the foot and ankle. Its presentation is confusing and this may result in delayed diagnosis. We have reported a case of osteoid osteoma of the distal phalanx of ...
Kiyak G - - 2010
Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of histological normal endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. It occurs in up to 15% of menstruating women and often goes undetected. Some cases of soft-tissue involvement have been reported, particularly in the skin and subjacent tissues of surgical scars. However, we came cross ...
Davis Konrad L - - 2009
Transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is a safe procedure with a reported complication rate of less than 1%. Pneumomediastinum after TBNA has not been reported in the English literature in the past. We present the case of a 65-year-old woman with widely metastatic small cell carcinoma, who developed pneumomediastinum after flexible ...
Gupta Shelly R - - 2009
Osteoma cutis is a rare condition involving the formation of bone in skin or subcutaneous tissue. This may be a primary event or, more often, secondary to an inflammatory, traumatic, or neoplastic process. There is little evidence in the literature of this condition involving the eye or ocular adnexal structures. ...
Gadient Paul - - 2009
Juvenile myasthenia gravis is a rare disorder acquired in childhood, representing 10% to 15% of all cases of myasthenia gravis. Like the adult form, it is generally characterized by an autoimmune attack on acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Most patients present with ptosis, diplopia, and fatigability. More advanced cases ...
Lee Jung-Yun - - 2009
Malignant transformation of endometriosis is an infrequent complication. Clear cell carcinoma from endometriosis is very rare in the paraovarian cyst. To date no cases have been reported. We report a case of clear cell carcinoma arising from endometriosis of the paraovarian cyst with a brief review of literature.
Garg Neeraj Kumar NK Eastbourne Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UD, United - - 2009
Endometriosis is the ectopic growth of viable endometrium outside the uterus, affecting approximately 7% of females. It commonly affects pelvic structures including the bowel. Perforation of the colon by endometriosis is very rare and the patients generally present with an asymptomatic or painful pelvic mass, often in the left iliac ...
Kamio Masaki - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernia containing uterus and endometriosis is exceedingly rare. Most inguinal endometriosis is located at an extrapelvic site near the round ligament. We report a case of a patient with inguinal hernia containing rudimentary uterine horn and endometriosis. CASE: A young, nulliparous, regularly menstruating woman manifested right inguinal mass ...
Akbulut Sami - - 2009
While endometriosis is a common disorder in women of reproductive age, appendiceal endometriosis accounts for less than 1% of all pelvic endometriotic lesions. Involvement at this site may present as acute appendicitis and be diagnosed only upon postoperative histopathologic examination. We report such an occurrence of appendiceal endometriosis in a ...
Lin Chen-Sung - - 2009
Both pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) and hypogammaglobulinemia are rarer conditions than myasthenia gravis (MG) in thymoma patients. Several articles have discussed the relation between PRCA and thymoma or hypogammaglobulinemia and thymoma, and their proper treatments. Instances of both PRCA and hypogammaglobulinemia in a thymoma patient are few and reported ...
Mitra Abhishek - - 2009
We present a case where the hypodermic needle used to administer the local anaesthetic broke off from the plastic hub during the administration of a penile block in an adult and migrated 15 cm to the left groin. This prompted a review of the manufacturer's technical data and biomechanical studies. ...
Sharma Rajinder P - - 2009
Endometriosis is a medical condition in women wherein endometrial cells deposited in the area outside the uterine cavity are influenced by hormonal changes, and produce symptoms depending on the site of implantation. A unique case of retroperitoneal endometriosis causing deep vein thrombosis from extrinsic compression of the right iliac vein ...
Al Shaikhi Abdullah - - 2009
Osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor that rarely affects the carpal bones. Because of its nonspecific presentation in the wrist, it remains a diagnostic challenge. We report an unusual case of osteoid osteoma in the capitate where the diagnosis was delayed and the presentation was that of an aggressive ...
Pandey Anand - - 2009
Gangrene of the tongue is an extremely rare condition. We encountered a 35-year-old patient who presented with this entity. A 35-year-old male patient from rural background presented with blackening of the tongue. Its exact cause could not be ascertained. Examination revealed it to be gangrene. It was treated with excision ...
Lau Kwok Kwong - - 2009
The co-occurrence of myasthenia gravis (MG) and Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS) is uncommon with a few reported cases in the literature. There is only one reported case of MG and Miller Fisher variant of GBS. We described an 84 year old Chinese woman with underlying seropositive myasthenia gravis (MG) who ...
Lee Anh B - - 2008
Polymyositis revealing myasthenia gravis and malignant thymoma: a case report. The increased frequency of thymoma associated with autoimmune diseases has been well documented in the literature. However the association of polymyositis (PM) and myasthenia gravis (MG) revealing a malignant thymoma is rare. We report a case of a gentleman whose ...
Pedon Luigi - - 2008
A potential cause of drug-eluting stent restenosis is strut fracture. To date, few cases have been reported in the available literature and a best treatment method has not been established. We describe two cases of sirolimus-eluting stent fracture combined with focal restenosis and also review those previously reported.
Angelillo M - - 2009
This article reports the first evidence of a larynx osteoma of the false vocal fold. Case report and literature review. Case report and review of previously published cases of larynx osteomas. A 79-year-old patient was referred to our institution for dysphagia and hoarseness. Fibrolaryngoscopy showed a regular surface tumefaction of ...
Popoutchi Pedro - - 2008
Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity, which is commonly detected in gynecological practice but rarely reported as a coloproctological disorder. The objective of the present report was to discuss a rare case of postmenopausal intestinal endometriosis simulating a malignant lesion, following a review ...
Deer Timothy - - 2008
Background.  Expert panel of physicians and nonphysicians, all expert in intrathecal (IT) therapies, convened in the years 2000 and 2003 to make recommendations for the rational use of IT analgesics based on the preclinical and clinical literature known up to those times, presentations of the expert panel, discussions on current ...
Rehman Jamil - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of successful laparoscopic resection of adrenal endometriosis. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University Hospital. PATIENT(S): Forty-eight-year-old woman with left-sided abdominal and flank pain. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopic radical adrenalectomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Diagnosis and surgical approach to adrenal endometriosis. RESULT(S): There have been two case reports of adrenal ...
Pagella Fabio - - 2008
Endoscopic exeresis of sinonasal osteomas usually implicates the use of surgical drills with some disadvantages, as underlined by many authors. A new device that performs an ultrasound bone emulsification has been proposed in recent years for bone removal in various surgical disciplines. In this case report, we present the first ...
Rosina Paolo - - 2008
Umbilical endometriosis has an estimated incidence of 0.5%-1% of all patients with endometrial ectopia. It is a very rare disease, but should be considered on the differential diagnosis of umbilical lesions. We report on a case of spontaneous umbilical endometriosis in a 38-year-old woman, with a dark brown nodule periodically ...
Akinmoladun V I - - 2007
Osteoma is a benign, bone forming tumor that is uncommon in the jaws. The aetiology of osteomas is unknown but trauma, infection and developmental abnormalities have been implicated. Solitary osteoma may be classified as peripheral, central and extraskeletal, while multiple osteomas may be associated with Gardner's syndrome. We report a ...
Elizur Shai E - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To report a new indication for fertility preservation. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Academic teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): A 25-year-old nulliparous woman with severe and symptomatic endometriosis and low antral follicular count. INTERVENTION(S): Oocyte cryopreservation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Number of cryopreserved oocytes. RESULT(S): After three cycles of ovarian stimulation, we cryopreserved ...
Griffiths A N - - 2007
To assess the proportion of women found to have rectovaginal endometriosis who underwent a previous laparoscopy with negative findings, a 5-year retrospective observational study was carried out at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff UK, from 2001 to 2005. A total of 61 cases with potential symptoms of rectovaginal endometriosis ...
Goldberg Jeffrey M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Umbilical endometriosis is extremely rare. The majority of cases occur spontaneously. There have been a few reported cases following laparoscopy but none for the treatment of pelvic endometriosis. CASE: Umbilical endometriosis occurred 20 months after laparoscopic treatment of stage 1 pelvic endometriosis. The symptoms recurred 7 months following excision ...
Barrier Breton F - - 2007
Adenomyosis is a non-neoplastic condition characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrium in the myometrium with hyperplasia of adjacent smooth muscle. Common symptoms in women include debilitating pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding, and the condition has been paradoxically associated with both multiparity and subfertility. Adenomyosis spontaneously occurs in humans ...
Idrees Muhammad - - 2007
Xanthogranulomatous salpingitis is an unusual inflammatory lesion of the fallopian tube, characterized by accumulation of foamy macrophages in the wall of the fallopian tube along with other chronic inflammatory cells. Only a few cases of xanthogranulomatous salpingitis have been reported in the English medical literature, some under different nomenclature. An ...
Offodile Anaeze A - - 2007
This is a report of a 47-year-old woman with an asymptomatic clinical presentation of appendiceal intussusception secondary to endometriosis. Initially discovered during routine colonoscopy as a submucosal mass, it was ultimately diagnosed after surgical resection by pathology findings. The theories regarding the pathogenesis of appendiceal intussusception are reviewed and discussed ...
Chene G - - 2007
Although malignant degeneration of cutaneous endometriosis is rare at only 0.3-1% in endometriosis surgical scars, diagnosis and management need to be defined. A case of malignant degeneration of perineal endometriosis is reported, with a review of literature. Physiopathology, epidemiological data, diagnostic and therapeutic methods are discussed for malignant degeneration of ...
Van Isacker Tom - - 2007
Sleeve fractures of the upper pole of the patella in children are rare; only 2 cases have been reported in the English literature and 1 case in the German literature. We present a case of this unusual lesion in order to stress the importance of being aware of the existence ...
O'Sullivan Sean S - - 2007
We describe a patient with the diagnoses of acquired neuromyotonia, cutaneous lupus erythematosus and alopecia areata, occurring many years after a thymectomy for myasthenia gravis associated with a thymoma. We review the current literature on autoimmune conditions associated with myasthenia gravis and thymectomy. To our knowledge, this combination of multiple ...
Hompes Peter G A - - 2007
Endometriosis, a common cause of morbidity, affects 10% of women of reproductive age. In this review we focus on the new developments in pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment options, reviewing the literature published about this enigmatic disorder over the past three years. More specifically, new theories of the pathogenesis of the ...
Lakshman N - - 2006
Pelvic conditions involving both the colorectum and gynaecological organs are traditionally treated by laparotomy. We report two cases of colorectal cancer and one of endometriosis treated by laparoscopic anterior resection and total hysterectomy bilateral salpingooophorectomy (LapAR & THBSO), at the same session. There have been no previously reported cases of ...
Tumay V - - 2006
Appendiceal endometriosis is a rare and usually asymptomatic condition. The authors report a case of a 24-year old woman, admitted for periumbilical pain. Physical examination revealed rebound tenderness in the right iliac fossa. Her white blood cell count was 23300/mm3. We performed appendicectomy. The histopathological result was endometriosis of the ...
Shah Chirag - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Malignant transformation of endometriosis is an infrequent complication of endometriosis. Extragonadal disease is uncommon. CASE: 55-year-old female presented with postmenopausal bleeding. Physical examination revealed a 2-cm polypoid lesion at the posterior vaginal apex, which was found to be a moderately differentiated invasive adenocarcinoma. Final pathology at the time of ...
Murie-Fernández Manuel - - 2006
We report the case of a 42 year-old woman with myasthenia gravis associated with a malignant thymoma. Despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the thymoma showed soft tissues, pleural and mediastinic progression. Unexpectedly, a complete remission of the thymoma was confirmed by FDG-PET after four cycles of immunoglobulins, administered as treatment ...
Agrawal Amit - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Intraspinal endometriosis is an extremely rare condition with characteristic symptoms, including lower back pain that increases in severity during each menstrual cycle. METHODS: Here, we report a case of endometriosis involving the conus cauda region. This patient presented with acute deterioration secondary to hemorrhage. We also review the relevant ...
Avni Irit - - 2006
Hypereosinophilia has been associated with a wide variety of systemic disorders, including myositis. Myositis develops in a minority of patients with myasthenia gravis associated with a thymoma. We present a patient who developed a life-threatening myopathy in which testing demonstrated the concurrence of hypereosinophilia, myositis, and myasthenia gravis associated with ...
Finstein Joseph L - - 2006
Osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor traditionally treated nonoperatively or by operative excision. However, radiofrequency ablation is being used increasingly for treatment, as there are several reports supporting its effectiveness. Radio-frequency ablation is precise, minimally invasive, safe, effective, and associated with minimal complications and reduced use of healthcare resources. ...
Goluda Marian - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report a patient with bicornuate rudimentary uterine horns with functioning endometrium and complete cervical-vaginal agenesis coexisting with ovarian endometriosis. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): A 37-year-old woman with an extremely rare müllerian anomaly of the uterus and vagina coexisting with ovarian endometriosis. INTERVENTION(S): Resection of the ...
Silva R T - - 2006
Stress fractures are common in athletes, and their incidence in sport is estimated at 2-4%. A case is reported of a stress fracture of the sacrum in an amateur tennis player. The patient was treated with rest and physiotherapy, focusing on stretching programmes and analgesic treatments, followed by an educational ...
Lichiardopol Corina - - 2006
Both hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and myasthenia gravis can be parts of type II autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome and association between the two disorders has been reported in few cases. A 14 year old male patient with a personal history of bilateral cryptorchidism and ptosis was referred for delayed puberty. Clinical examination revealed ...
Generao Suzanne E - - 2005
It is estimated that 1% of patients with endometriosis have involvement of the urinary tract, with the bladder being the most common location. Ureteral endometriosis is a rare entity, and the majority of cases are found at exploratory laparotomy for extensive involvement of the pelvic organs. Obstruction of the ureter ...
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