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Gilad R - - 2000
Distal limb weakness is an uncommon manifestation of myasthenia gravis and has rarely been reported. We report on a patient whose sole manifestation of myasthenia gravis was dorsiflexor weakness for 6 months. Bilateral foot drop, although rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of myasthenia gravis.
Batti J S - - 2000
Osteomas are common in otolaryngology, as they often involve the skull and facial bones. On rare occasions, these tumors have also been found in the temporal bone and the tongue. Until now, osteomas have not been encountered in the larynx. We describe the case of a patient who came to ...
Kanitakis J - - 2000
Ossification rarely occurs within melanocytic naevi. As far as we know, mummification (presence of shadow cells) has never been described within these lesions. We report herein the case of a benign naevus associating ossification and mummification; this case suggests that, similarly to pilomatricomas, osteoma formation within melanocytic naevi may develop ...
Han Y S - - 2000
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that results from an antibody-mediated reaction and occurs with thymoma in 15% of patients. It is very rarely associated with autoimmune hepatitis. Four cases of myasthenia gravis with autoimmune hepatitis have been reported in the world. We recently experienced a case of 30-year-old man ...
Oyetunde O - - 2000
A case of endometriosis presenting to a general surgeon as a groin mass in a 22-year old lady with no abdominal or pelvic symptoms and who had previously been pregnant is reported. Though similar presentations have been reported previously, we believe this is the first case to be reported from ...
Vrabec J T - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To review presenting symptoms and illustrate management options for this uncommon lesion. DESIGN: Case series and literature review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Three cases of osteoma of the internal auditory canal are presented. Additional cases from the literature, diagnosed by radiographic appearance or gross description, are included for ...
Ogawa S - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the incidence, the histopathological characteristics, and the proliferation activity of endometriosis and atypical endometriosis associated with ovarian carcinoma. METHODS: Microscopic slides of primary lesions from 127 patients with primary ovarian carcinoma were reviewed. The presence or absence of endometriosis and the ...
Kim H S - - 2000
We report a case of a 28-year-old woman with myasthenia gravis who developed linear scleroderma seven years later. Myasthenia gravis and scleroderma are rarely found in direct association with each other; there are only five such reported cases, all of which were systemic scleroderma patients. Although localized and systemic scleroderma ...
Rattan V - - 1999
Peripheral osteomas of the mandible are uncommon bony tumours. Of those that have been described, the location is normally posterior to the premolars on the lingual surface of the mandible or in the condylar area. This article presents a case of an atypical presentation of an osteoma arising from the ...
Schlesinger C - - 1999
We present a case of a 62-year-old G0P0 Caucasian woman who developed endometrial adenocarcinoma, FIGO grade 2, endometrioid type, after receiving tamoxifen for 2 years following a diagnosis of invasive carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. An incidental finding in the hysterectomy specimen was numerous endometriotic foci ...
Jacquot J M - - 1999
Three cases of nerve root compromise in elderly women with insufficiency fractures of the sacrum are reported. Neurological compromise is generally felt to be exceedingly rare in this setting. A review of 493 cases of sacral insufficiency fractures reported in the literature suggested an incidence of about 2%. The true ...
Gajda M - - 1999
Although every seventh or eighth case of endometriosis is found to have urinary involvement, this type of endometriosis is still rarely recognized. The symptoms are not specific and are frequently suggestive of a neoplastic process. On the basis of our two cases of histopathologically two types of endometriosis as well ...
Koninckx P R - - 1999
Reports in the literature of an increasing incidence of endometriosis in industrialized countries and increasing problems with pollution in these countries leads to speculation about a possible link between one of the most harmful components of pollution, dioxin, and endometriosis. To establish this link, we need to examine three issues ...
Iurato S - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: Isolated malleus-handle fracture is a clinical entity seldom reported in the medical literature but well known in the last century. The purpose of this paper was to review the literature over the last 150 years and describe three new cases. STUDY DESIGN: Extensive review of the literature and chart ...
Davitt J S - - 1998
The Evans calcaneal lengthening osteotomy has gained popularity in recent years for the treatment of symptomatic flexible pes planus deformity. To our knowledge, the occurrence of a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal has not been reported after this procedure. We report two such cases and discuss the probable mechanism ...
Orita Y - - 1998
We report an unusual case of a 13-year-old girl with a benign osteoma associated with a cholesteatoma in the external auditory canal and serous otitis media. The osteoma was located in the antero-inferior wall of the right external auditory canal. A cholesteatoma was present between the osteoma and the tympanic ...
Parlier-Cuau C - - 1998
In most cases, osteoid osteomas can be removed through a percutaneous approach. The authors report their experience of percutaneous removal of osteoid osteomas under CT guidance. The literature on percutaneous treatments of osteoid osteomas is reviewed. The respective advantages of percutaneous removal and percutaneous destruction of the nidus using thermocoagulation ...
Muneyyirci-Delale O - - 1998
We present 4 cases of endometriosis complicated by massive ascites from our institution and a review of 27 cases from the literature. In most of these patients, the presence of ascites with its related symptoms in association with pelvic masses suggested a neoplastic disease. However, a large proportion of these ...
Saifuddin A - - 1998
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of 44 museum cases of spinal osteoid osteoma or osteoblastoma and a meta-analysis using 421 additional cases from a review of the literature. OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors that are associated with the development of scoliosis in these patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Painful scoliosis ...
Soler J M - - 1997
We report two cases of osteoid osteoma in the proximal phalanx. This is an uncommon location for the lesion and it has special clinical and radiological features. Both cases were successfully treated when an 'en bloc' excision of the lesion, including the nidus, was performed. Four operations were required in ...
Haddad F S - - 1997
BACKGROUND: Cranial osteomas are regarded by some as very common; yet their classification, symptomatology, and management have been neglected. METHODS: We report on a giant enostotic convexity osteoma and have reviewed the medical literature. RESULTS: A new comprehensive classification for cranial osteomas is proposed: (1) intraparenchymal, (2) dural, (3) skull ...
Kodama K - - 1997
A 36-year-old woman underwent thymomectomy and left pneumonectomy with total pleurectomy for stage IVa invasive thymoma without myasthenia gravis. Six years later, a crisis of myasthenia gravis developed associated with multiple lung nodules. Steroid therapy induced remarkable regression of the lung nodules that has persisted for more than 11 months. ...
Plewnia K - - 1997
Myasthenia gravis and mitochondrial myopathy may present with similar clinical symptoms as inconstant palpebral ptosis, ophthalmoparesis, and muscle weakness. A few case initially diagnosed as myasthenia gravis by a positive decremental response on EMG and successful anticholinesterase therapy revealed to be affected by mitochondrial disease. We report a new case ...
Boedts M - - 1997
A case of an osteoma of the internal auditory canal in a patient with severe hearing loss is presented. Osteomata of the internal auditory canal have only rarely been diagnosed. Symptoms consist in sensorineural hearing loss, vertigo and/or tinnitus. CT scan is an appropriate imaging modality. In selected cases surgery ...
Kichukova D - - 1997
The author followed prospectively the clinical presentation of endometriosis in 413 patients with subsequently confirmed endometriosis in 1994 laparotomies performed between 1984 and 1988. Age at menarche and at the time of clinical presentation of the disease, menstrual cycle abnormalities and the rest of the symptoms and signs of the ...
Abram S E SE Department of Anesthesiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuguergue, NM 87131-5216, - - 1997
Objective: While there is an extensive body of literature concerning the use of epidural steroid injections in the treatment of sciatica, most of the literature is descriptive or anecdotal. There are few controlled studies regarding efficacy of this treatment modality. While there are few published reports of serious complications of ...
Price D T - - 1996
Endometriosis is a common gynecologic disease in which endometrial tissue is deposited outside the normal confines of the uterine cavity. In rare instances, endometriosis involves the urinary tract, with the bladder the most frequent organ affected. Classic presenting symptoms include cyclic irritative voiding symptoms and suprapubic discomfort with or without ...
Flanagan K L - - 1996
A case is presented of massive ascites and right sided pleural effusion caused by endometriosis. The final diagnosis was not made for a considerable time. Massive ascites and a right sided pleural effusion caused by endometriosis is rare, with fewer than 10 reports in the literature worldwide. Physicians should be ...
Thiagarajan P - - 1996
Osteoid osteoma is an uncommon tumour in the very young. We present a case of osteoid osteoma in a three-year-old boy, who was treated as a case of sclerosing osteomyelitis of the femur. Because of persistent pain and lack of response to treatment, further radiological investigation confirmed the diagnosis to ...
Katz Z - - 1996
We report a case of vulvar endometriosis presenting as a vulvar mass following trauma in a 12 years old, 3 months post-menarcheal girl. The presumptive etiology is the direct implantation of endometrial cells. Painful swelling of the vulvar mass appeared gradually during menses. Excision of suspected vulvar endometriosis is suggested ...
Anlar B - - 1996
Clinical features, serum acetylcholine receptor antibody (AChRAb) titres and course were reviewed in a series of 25 congenital (CMG) and 30 juvenile (JMG) myasthenia gravis cases to recognize characteristics of childhood-onset myasthenia and its subgroups. The initial symptom for CMG is ptosis accompanied or followed by generalized weakness; myasthenic crises ...
Lim S D - - 1995
Schistosomiasis is a snail-transmitted trematodiasis acquired by immersion in water which contains the cercariae. In Korea, six imported cases of urinary schistosomiasis by Schistosoma haematobium and one case of imported cerebral schistosomiasis by S. mansoni were reported. Herein we report a case of S. mansoni infecting rectum of a 46 ...
Peltier B - - 1995
A questionnaire was mailed to 3,000 practicing dentists to inquire about their physical and psychological responses to injecting local anesthesia; 711 dentists completed questionnaires (a 24 percent response rate). Six percent of respondents considered their thoughts and feelings associated with injection to be a serious problem; two percent reported no ...
Spitzer M - - 1995
Ascites is a rare but important complication of endometriosis because it mimics ovarian cancer. Most cases occur in nulliparous young black women and present with massive ascites. Treatment is effected by ablation of ovarian function by surgery, radiotherapy, or suppression of endometriosis by endocrine therapy. The pathogenesis is unknown. In ...
el-Newihi H M - - 1995
Endometriosis is only rarely the cause of massive bloody ascites. This entity simulates gynecological malignancy and is seldom recognized before surgical exploration of the abdomen. It is more commonly seen in black nulliparous females. Hormonal modulation has obviated the need for surgical resection, in some cases. We report a case ...
Higgins R V - - 1995
Splenosis is the autotransposition of splenic tissue and is rarely encountered by the gynecologist. Most patients with splenosis are asymptomatic but may present with gynecologic symptoms. There are few reports in the gynecologic literature describing the management of pelvic splenosis. This paper reports the first case of laparoscopic management of ...
Ruelle A - - 1994
A case of cerebellopontine angle petrous bone osteoma manifesting as homolateral trigeminal neuralgia and causing a mild brain stem compression is presented. The literature concerning osteomas and particularly those affecting the temporal bone is reviewed. This is the second report of an osteoma located on the inner surface of the ...
Ramadan H H - - 1994
Osteomas of the temporal bone are benign neoplasms that may be encountered by otolaryngologists. Clinically they should be distinguished from exostoses, which involve the external auditory meatus and are a well recognized entity. Osteomas involving the middle ear and ossicles are extremely rare. There is only one case report in ...
Clerico D M - - 1994
Osteomas of the internal auditory canal are rare lesions, with only 12 reported cases in the world literature. Symptoms are those of eighth nerve compression, and include unilateral hearing loss and vestibular weakness, thus mimicking symptoms of acoustic neuroma. We report a patient with an osteoma of the internal auditory ...
Shimoda K - - 1994
A 37-year-old Japanese man with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) developed myasthenia gravis 29 months after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) from an HLA one locus-mismatched brother. Proximal muscle weakness and bilateral ptosis occurred along with the exacerbation of chronic GVHD shortly after sudden cessation of cyclosporine (CYA) and prednisolone. The diagnosis ...
Cohen I - - 1994
The acetabulum is a very rare location for osteoid osteoma. Reported herein is the case of a 21-year-old man who had nonspecific hip pain. Preoperative diagnosis was made 2 months after the first visit. Excisional biopsy was performed through the inner wall of the acetabulum. The patient reported complete relief ...
Ramsay H A - - 1994
Osteomas of the petrous temporal bone are rare and seldom symptomatic. This report describes an osteoma of the internal auditory canal, causing compression of the eighth nerve, leading to auditory and vestibular complaints. The symptoms were abolished by surgical decompression of the internal auditory canal and removal of the osteoma.
Takaoka K - - 1994
Ectopic bone formation was associated with osteoid osteoma in the anterior rim of the acetabulum. A factor, which has been speculated to be secreted from the nidus and is responsible for increased osteoblastic activity, also seemed to have the capacity to stimulate young mesenchymal cells to differentiate into an osteogenic ...
Beaman D N - - 1993
Stress fractures of the tarsal cuboid are rare. The literature contains three reported cases. This report presents two additional cases. These two occurred in collegiate athletes, and mimicked peroneal tendonitis on presentation. History, physical examination, plain radiographs, and bone scan were used for diagnosis. Treatment consisted of immobilization and activity ...
Quintanilla-Martinez L - - 1993
We applied the classification system of Marino and Müller-Hermelink (Virchows Arch A Pathol Anat Histopathol 407:119-149, 1985) and Kirchner and Müller-Hermelink (Prog Surg Pathol 10: 167-189, 1989) to 122 thymic epithelial tumors to evaluate the utility of this classification and to determine its correlation with invasiveness, follicular lymphoid hyperplasia, myasthenia ...
Chung T K - - 1993
We report the case of a 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed to have premature ovarian failure (POF) and myasthenia gravis at the age of 27 years. She was treated by thymectomy and pyridostigmine. Hormone replacement was started after the operation and she subsequently conceived spontaneously. We believe this is the ...
Glickman L T - - 1993
There are 7 reported patients with osteoid osteoma of the hamate. Only 1 of these has involved the hook of the hamate. This article reports the second patient with osteoid osteoma involving the hook of the hamate. The clinical features, the diagnostic problems, and the management of this lesion are ...
Sanmartín O - - 1993
An 18-year-old girl had a progressive enlarging plate of subcutaneous bone in the scalp since birth. Histologic examination of the lesion showed typical osteoma cutis. There was no history of any skin disease prior to development of the osteoma. Frequently congenital and usually located on the scalp, platelike osteoma is ...
Ferrara G - - 1993
A case of non-cicatricial endometriosis of the thoracic skin is described in a patient affected by an ovarian granulosa cell tumor, adult type. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of this type of association reported in the literature although some cases in which endometriosis was ...
Lee C C - - 1993
A 17-year-old female developed myasthenia gravis (MG) and retroperitoneal giant lymph node hyperplasia (GLNH). Her myasthenic symptoms improved after the removal of the retroperitoneal tumor. Moreover, she has done well in daily activities without medication for one year. To our knowledge, the coexistence of MG and GLNH has been reported ...
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