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Demellawy Dina El - - 2011
Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the commonest skin cancers. In most instances, histological diagnosis is straightforward and does not pose any diagnostic challenge to the handling pathologist. We report a rare case of signet ring squamous cell carcinoma (SRSCC) occurring in an 84-year-old woman who presented with a sore ...
Pusztaszeri Marc - - 2011
Dermatofibroma is a common benign fibrohistiocytic lesion that usually appears as a slow-growing, firm dermal nodule with a predilection for the legs of middle-aged women. They are usually smaller than 2 cm in diameter. Many histological variants have been described. Generally, the clinical and histological diagnosis is straightforward, but differentiating ...
Demir Omer - - 2010
The giant calculus within the prostatic urethra is a rare clinical entity in the young population. Most of the calculi within the urethra migrate from the urinary bladder and obliterate the urethra. These stones are often composed of calcium phosphate or calcium oxalate. The decision of treatment strategy is affected ...
Kraemer Markus - - 2010
Reduction in jaw opening is a neglected symptom of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in clinical practice and in the scientific literature. We describe the case of a 71-year-old woman with GCA who was misdiagnosed as occipital neuritis and craniomandibular dysfunction because of headaches in the occipital region and reduction in ...
Ng Esther S - - 2010
Gallbladder carcinoma has been associated with various paraneoplastic syndromes. These may be the presenting manifestations that lead the clinician to a diagnosis. We report a case of small cell gallbladder carcinoma complicated by paraneoplastic hyponatremia. The hyponatremia was further exacerbated by platinum-based chemotherapy. There have previously been no reports of ...
Yoong Jaclyn - - 2011
We report the case of a 59-year-old man with advanced renal cell carcinoma who developed bilateral papilledema while on therapy with sunitinib, a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). While papilledema has been reported in association with another TKI (imatinib), the association between sunitinib and papilledema has not previously been reported ...
Nadeau Daniel P - - 2010
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the head and neck is a rare and aggressive tumor, with fewer than 100 cases reported in the world literature to date. We report a case of adenosquamous carcinoma of the oral pharynx arising as a second primary malignancy in a patient being treated for primary gastric ...
Choi Nami - - 2010
Mammary hamartomas are typically a benign condition and rarely develop into malignant lesions. Only 14 cases of carcinomas associated with a hamartoma have been documented in the literature. In this case report, we describe a case of invasive ductal carcinoma within a hamartoma in a 72-year-old woman. Mammography, ultrasonography, and ...
Welch Preston Q - - 2011
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the skin (LELCS) is a rare tumor of unknown etiology, low malignant potential, and microscopic resemblance to undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Clinically, it presents as a flesh-colored firm nodule or plaque on the face, scalp, or shoulder of middle-aged to elderly individuals. Histologically, LELCS is composed of islands ...
Czyszczon Irene A - - 2010
Primary carcinoma of the gallbladder is an uncommon malignancy with a variable incidence among different geographic locales and ethnic groups. Women are affected generally 3 times as often as men. Choleliths are a significant risk factor. Other risk factors include abnormal union of the choledochopancreatic ducts, obesity, multiparity, chronic infection ...
Fujita Takeo T Division of Digestive Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East Division of Clinical Pathology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, - - 2010
  Sclerosing cholangitis which mimic hilar biliary carcinoma have not been fully categorized. In this study, we investigated the clinicopathological features of sclerosing cholangitis of unknown origin, so-called "follicular cholangitis".   Patients who had undergone surgery of the proximal bile duct from 1993-2008 on suspicion of proximal bile carcinoma were ...
Chan H S - - 2011
We report a case of otogenic fungal pachymeningitis in a diabetic patient who presented with multiple cranial nerve palsies and nasopharyngeal swelling. We present a case report, we describe the investigations, management and clinical course of fungal pachymeningitis, and we present a review of the world literature on fungal and ...
Kyriazi Maria A - - 2010
Myoepithelial tumors of the vulva are extremely rare, with only 8 cases reported in the literature to date. We report the first case of a high-grade myoepithelial vulvar carcinoma diagnosed in a 35-year-old woman during the 27th week of her pregnancy. The patient initially underwent a wide local excision of ...
Wang Hangjun - - 2010
We report the clinical and pathologic features of an intraoral sebaceous carcinoma and review the literature. The intraoral buccal mucosal tumor from a 50-year-old man was a poorly differentiated carcinoma with sebaceous differentiation and expression of androgen receptor. Fordyce granules and a minor salivary gland with a duct were identified ...
Wooff J C - - 2010
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare aggressive primary cutaneous neuroendocrine neoplasm with a high rate of recurrence and metastasis. We report a case of a 94-year-old woman who experienced complete spontaneous regression of metastatic MCC. Nine months after complete excision of the primary MCC on her left eyebrow, metastatic ...
Clarke Lynsey L - - 2011
Palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis syndrome is a rare, disabling, paraneoplastic condition of unknown pathogenesis. There is no known effective treatment, although the condition may be halted by control of the cancer. Previously reported cases have mostly been in patients with advanced ovarian malignancies. We present the case of a 69-year-old ...
Jain Rohit - - 2010
Squamous cell carcinoma arising from caustic ingestion in the esophagus in young age of very short duration is not reported in literature. We present the world's first reported case from India of a 14-year-old boy with an associated 1-year history of accidental caustic ingestion who developed esophageal squamous cell carcinoma ...
Terushkin Elina - - 2010
Eccrine ductal carcinoma is a rare adnexal tumor. Squamoid eccrine ductal carcinoma (SEDC) represents an exceptionally rare variant with only 6 cases reported to date. This neoplasm is deeply infiltrative and may provide a diagnostic challenge in superficial shave biopsies of skin. We present a case of SEDC in an ...
Srinivasan Nandakumar - - 2010
Cutaneous metastasis is a rare form of presentation of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Case reports and case series of RCC with skin metastasis in the English literature from 1972 to 2008 were identified by searching the keywords "renal cell cancer," "papillary renal cell tumor," "skin metastasis," and "cutaneous metastasis" in ...
Wu Hai-Yang - - 2010
Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (ChRCC) metastatic to the testis has not, to the best of our knowledge, been reported in the literature. Nor have there been reports of delayed bilateral adrenal metastasis of ChRCC. Here we report a case of metachronous contralateral testicular and bilateral adrenal metastasis of ChRCC in ...
Jain Vishal K - - 2010
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy of the skin, accounting for approximately 70-80% of all cutaneous cancers. The commonest site of basal cell carcinoma is the face; 80% arise above a line from the corner of the mouth to the ear lobe. The lifetime ultraviolet radiation damage ...
Goto T - - 2010
We present the first reported case of primary small cell carcinoma of the lacrimal sac. A 67-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our department with a two-month history of left medial canthal swelling, epiphora and occasional nasal bleeding. Nasal endoscopy revealed a readily bleeding tumour in the left inferior meatus. ...
Jain Rohit K - - 2010
Conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare finding in everyday clinical practice, but is the most common malignancy of the ocular surface. The incidence of this malignancy in the United States is 0.03 per 100,000 persons. It is one extreme of a spectrum of lesions encompassed in ocular surface ...
Chouairy Camil J - - 2010
Small cell (Neuroendocrine) carcinoma of the urinary bladder is a rare but highly aggressive malignancy. The neoplastic cells exhibit both neuroendocrine and epithelial differentiation. It is morphologically indistinguishable from the more common pulmonary small cell carcinoma. It can occur either in association with urothelial (transitional cell) carcinoma or in a ...
Zald Philip B - - 2010
Laryngeal adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare clinical entity that poses a number of diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. We present a case of ACC of the subglottic larynx, and we review its diagnosis and management. We also discuss the workup of submucosal masses of the subglottic larynx, with an ...
Lee Jae Ik - - 2010
Bronchial anthracosis was recently defined in the English radiology literature as a luminal narrowing associated with anthracotic pigmentation on bronchoscopy without a relevant history of pneumoconiosis or smoking. Anthracosis refers to the presence of carbon particles in the lungs, not to a disorder per se. Anthracofibrotic lesions carry the potential ...
Singh Avninder - - 2010
Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (PCACC) of skin is a rare tumor, and those who show distant metastasis are even rarer. We report a case of PCACC on the face of a 55-year-old man who showed bilateral lung metastasis and on palliative chemotherapy showed significant regression of the primary tumor. The ...
Daghistani W - - 2010
We are reporting on a 72-year-old male who was diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma on the dorsal aspect of his left index finger. This rare highly aggressive malignancy of the skin has only exceptionally been described on the finger or hand. This case report helps review important findings associated with ...
Schweiger Eric S - - 2010
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is a genetic disorder characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) in addition to skeletal abnormalities and other neoplasms. Difficulty lies in treating the large number of BCCs that develop in these patients. The authors report a case of a patient with NBCCS treated ...
Takagi H - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Distant metastasis in carcinoma of the uterine cervix is a rare manifestation, with scalp metastasis being an exceptional event. CASE: We describe a 48-year-old woman with Stage IIb, squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix who was initially treated with radical hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy. The patient ...
Curtò Lorenzo - - 2010
Temozolomide (TMZ) is an alkylating chemotherapeutic agent that has recently been used in some cases as a new therapeutic tool for pituitary carcinomas and aggressive pituitary adenomas. In this report, we present the case of effective TMZ treatment in a 42-year-old man with ACTH-secreting carcinoma. The tumor grew progressively over ...
Roberts Daniel S - - 2010
To report a giant cell tumor (GCT) of temporal bone and infratemporal fossa and to review the literature pertinent to the care of such patients. Case report and review of the literature. A review of the literature was conducted using Pubmed and the key words temporal bone, GCT, infratemporal fossa, ...
Rivera-Serrano Carlos M - - 2010
Sialolithiasis is the most common disease of the salivary glands. Sialoliths that exceed 15 mm in any dimension are considered as giant. We present the first case of simultaneous bilateral giant sialoliths reported in the literature and the role of salivary endoscopy in this scenario. Salivary endoscopy allows duct exploration ...
Hashimoto Yasuhiro - - 2010
We report a case of a rapidly progressing giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma weighing 22 kg in a 41-year-old Japanese man, successfully treated with surgical excision. To our knowledge, this is the largest liposarcoma in the Japanese population reported in the literature.
Clark Matthew P A - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To report two cases of primary lymphoepithelial carcinoma in the middle ear and to determine the optimal treatment for such lesions. STUDY DESIGN/METHODS: Case reports and a systematic review of the literature. RESULTS: Primary lymphoepithelial carcinoma in the middle ear is an exceptionally rare condition with only two other ...
Schnirring-Judge Molly - - 2010
The degeneration of chronic wounds into basal cell carcinoma is rare. We present an atypical case of basal cell carcinoma diagnosed by soft tissue biopsy in a long-standing wound that had been treated for 3 years as a chronic venous stasis ulcer. In addition to the case report, we review ...
Raba G - - 2010
Primary fallopian tube carcinoma is a rare malignancy, representing about 1% of female genital tract malignancies. We present a case report and compare the medical performance with accessible data from the literature as well as present immunohistochemical analysis of estrogen, progesterone, and proliferative together with basic cytokeratin reactions. We found ...
Murray Bryce W - - 2010
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the larynx is a rare malignancy characterized by an indolent course and late pulmonary metastases. Metastases from the larynx to the spleen are an unusual event. In the present report, we discuss a patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the larynx metastatic to the spleen. ...
Xu Yaohui G - - 2010
We report a 58-year-old woman with cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma arising on the chest treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. The patient remained tumor-free at 24-month follow-up. To date, only six other cases of cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma were reportedly managed by Mohs surgery. Cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma has low potential ...
Aci?n Pedro - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical, therapeutic, and pathologic features of published cases presenting primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the ovary associated with endometriosis. METHODS: A case report, 15 cases of infiltrating SCC of the ovary associated with or arising from endometriosis, and 1 case of synchronous carcinoma in situ ...
Gomes Carlos Augusto - - 2010
Squamous cell carcinoma arising from chronic lymphedema has only been reported in the literature 11 times (12 cases). Some aspects of its pathogenesis remain unclear and, for the first time, attention has been drawn to epidemiological data. A 90-year-old white female with chronic unilateral lower-limb lymphedema, secondary to trauma 20 ...
de Bucourt Maximilian - - 2010
This report describes the interdisciplinary approach and solving algorithm of a DIN 9001:2000 certified tumor board in managing a giant-size type-B2 thymoma IIb in an elderly patient. The process of managing the thymoma with specialists of surgery, internal medicine, radiology, and pathology until finally extirpation and continuous follow-up is described. ...
Bui Marilyn M - - 2010
Osteoclast-rich undifferentiated carcinoma of urinary bladder (ORUCUB) is a very rare and an unusual variant of high-grade urothelial carcinoma. Here, we report an extraordinary case of metastatic ORUCUB, diagnosed by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, in a 74-year-old Hispanic male who presented with a palpable, tender left groin mass and ...
Vamvakidis Theodore - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone is a rare entity. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature and even fewer describe bilateral tumours. Because its clinical presentation resembles chronic otitis media or otitis externa, diagnosis could be delayed. CASE REPORT: A case is presented of ...
Kühnel T V - - 2010
The authors report the case of a 62-year-old man referred to the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery because of a clinical suspicion of palate carcinoma. Incidentally, diagnostic radiology showed a metallic foreign body in the left maxillary sinus. Anamnestic data revealed that a shot from an air gun accidentally ...
El Demellawy D - - 2009
Aberrant adrenal tissue is rare, particularly in adults. To the best of our knowledge, only eight cases have been reported in the English literature. Awareness of the possible occurrence of adrenal tissue in hernial sac is crucial, as these rests may have several clinical implications. These potential implications include hyperplasia, ...
Cocieru Andrei - - 2010
The authors report a case of hepatic intraductal oncocytic papillary carcinoma, a very rare subtype of hepatic papillary cholangiocarcinoma with only 8 cases reported so far in the English literature.
Yang Shaodong - - 2010
Information concerning calcifications in clear cell mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MC) of the salivary gland is very scarce, with only 2 earlier reports in the literature. Seven cases of clear cell MC in our institution were reviewed. Unexpectedly, frequent calcifications were confirmed microscopically in 2 cases. This finding suggests that clear cell ...
Karaca Halit - - 2010
Sunitinib is a novel oral multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It has higher response rates and progression-free survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) when compared with standard chemotherapy and interferon-alpha. We report a case of paraneoplastic hypercalcemia, resistant to conventional treatment but recovers by sunitinib treatment as the ...
Geramizadeh Bita - - 2009
Low grade mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma of kidney was newly established as a distinct renal cell carcinoma in the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of 2004. Until now, less than 60 cases have been reported and the largest series represented approximately 15 patients with this type of tumor. ...
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