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Ueda Yo Y Division of Rheumatic Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine , Tokyo , - - 2014
We report a case of interstitial cystitis (IC) associated with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) successfully controlled with combination therapy of tacrolimus and a corticosteroid. In 2011, a 69-year-old female, who had been diagnosed with primary SS 23 years ago, developed IC and was successfully treated with tacrolimus and prednisolone combination ...
Jabbour Mark N MN Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (M.N.J., G.S.Z.) Obstetrics and Gynecology (M.S.), American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon Department of Pathology (H.AL-A), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Department of Anatomic Pathology (F.W.A-K), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the vulvovaginal region is limited to only 8 reported vaginal cases and 1 vulvar case in the English literature. The histogenesis of the tumor remains intriguing with postulates favoring a myogenic versus nonmyogenic origin. A reciprocal translocation for ASPL-TFE3 gene fusion, frequently detected in ~90% ...
Darnis A A Service de neurochirurgie C et chirurgie du rachis, hôpital neurologique P. Wertheimer, université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 59, boulevard Pinel, 69003 Lyon, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Multilevel lumbar spondylolysis accounts for less than 6% of the cases of lumbar spondylolysis and its treatment, as reported in the literature, has not been consistent. Fewer than ten cases presenting triple lumbar spondylosis have been published. We describe the case of a 33-year-old male presenting bilateral L3, L4, and ...
Bristow Ivan R IR Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, - - 2014
Background : Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection that affects the plantar epidermis. Despite the condition being reported in many countries affecting both shod and unshod populations, there is little guidance for clinicians providing evidence or best practice guidelines on the management of this often stubborn infection. Methods : Using ...
Recondo Gonzalo G Jr Department of Internal Medicine, Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas Norberto Quirno, Buenos Aires, - - 2014
Background. Spindle epithelial tumor with thymus-like differentiation (SETTLE) is a rare cancer of thymic origin with little information available for treating clinicians. Methods. We performed a comprehensive literature search and updates were requested from all authors. We report one recent case. Results. We present the most comprehensive review of the ...
Handor H H Ophthalmology A Department, hôpital des spécialités de Rabat, Morocco; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, BP 6203, Morocco; Mohammed V - Souissi University, BP 8007, Morocco. Electronic address: - - 2014
Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis (HGPPS) is a rare clinical condition characterized by a combination of horizontal gaze palsy, pendular nystagmus and scoliosis. Only a few cases have been previously described in the literature. Our observations serve to document the first cases in Morocco.
Kasaliwal Rajeev R Department of Endocrinology, Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai. Maharashtra, - - 2014
Objective: To describe a case of Pheochromocytoma (PHEO) with Tetralogy of Fallot and discuss the difficulties encountered during the management of this patient with review of the literature.Method: We report the clinical course, imaging, and management issues of our patient and review relevant literature.Result: A 14 years female who is ...
El-Bahrawy Mona M Department of Histopathology, Centre for Pathology, Imperial College-Hammersmith Hospital, DuCane Road, London, W12 0NN, - - 2014
Frozen sections are a valuable resource when utilised properly. This review aims to raise awareness of the strengths and limitations of its use in gynaecological surgery. This is a review of literature combined with experience and survey of the practice in the United Kingdom. Frozen sections are a valuable adjunct ...
Li Aiqing - - 2014
Both autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) are related to various diseases. But the concurrence of AIP and PBC is extremely rare, with only 2 cases reported. Here we report the concurrence of AIP and PBC in a Chinese patient for the first time. A 65-year-old male was ...
Ladas Spiros D - - 2014
Iatrogenic perforation of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare complication of endoscopic procedures, whereas anastomotic leakage after surgery is not uncommon. Both conditions are associated with gut wall defects leading to significant morbidity and mortality of the patients. We describe two case reports, a colonic perforation and an esophagogastric anastomosis ...
Darstein F F I. Medizinische Klinik, Universitätsmedizin Mainz, Bad Kreuznach, - - 2014
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare histocytic disorder. We report a case of a 45-year-old male ECD patient with severe clinical manifestation (urinary obstruction due to retroperitoneal mass with hydronephrosis, involvement of long bones) and central nervous system involvement (hemiparesis, aphasia and diabetes insipidus). Diagnosis was confirmed by typical clinical, ...
Zelenik Karol K 0000-0003-1349-9958 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Ostrava, 17. listopadu 1790, 708 52 Ostrava, Czech - - 2014
Objectives. To review surgical techniques used in the treatment of laryngoceles over the last two decades and point out developments and trends. Materials and Methods. PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the JBI Library of Systematic Reviews were searched using the term "laryngocele." Demographic data, type of laryngocele, presence of a ...
Zhang Jiexiu J Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029, P.R. - - 2014
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDCS) and retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma are rare tumors. The optimal diagnosis, treatment and prognosis remain unknown. The current case report presents a 46-year-old male who exhibited with a left renal mass combined with a periprostatic mass. The patient underwent surgery twice, respectively for the resection of the ...
Zhou Yan Y Department of Oncology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410011, P.R. - - 2014
Synovial sarcomas commonly occur in the soft tissue of the extremities, while a primary occurrence in the mediastinum is quite rare. The current study reports the case of an 11-year-old male who presented with a neck mass, which computed tomography showed was due to a giant mediastinal mass involving the ...
Brody Robert M - - 2013
To review the literature regarding cortical hearing loss and document a case of cortical hearing loss including its presentation, diagnosis, and evolution over 32 months of follow-up. A 56-year-old woman with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss secondary to sequential hemorrhagic, temporal lobe infarctions separated in time by 8 months. Diagnostic. ...
Simsek Erhan - - 2013
Adnexal torsion is a well-known but poorly recognized gynecological emergency. Most cases are in the reproductive age group and many are related to ovarian and paraovarian masses. Adnexal torsion can also occur, however, in normal-looking ovaries with elongated utero-ovarian ligaments. The authors describe the case of a young woman presenting ...
Paek J-O - - 2013
Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma (EAH) is a benign hamartomatous tumour characterized by a combination of proliferative eccrine and vascular elements. Papillary haemangioma (PH) is a distinct cutaneous haemangioma with predominantly intravascular capillary proliferation within dilated thin-walled blood vessels. EAHs have been reported in combination with various vascular components. We present the ...
Briganti F - - 2013
This report describes endovascular approaches for occlusion of vertebro-vertebral arteriovenous fistula (VV-AVF) in a series of three cases and a review of the literature. Complete neuroimaging assessment, including CT, MR and DSA was performed in three patients (two female, one male) with VV-AVF. Based on DSA findings, the VV-AVF were ...
Skaf Abdalla - - 2013
We report a rare case of osteochondrosis of the inferior pole of the scapula in a 14-year-old boy, an amateur swimmer, that was diagnosed by a combination of clinical and imaging findings. Also known as Roca disease, this is the first article to report this entity in the English literature ...
Zagrocki Laura - - 2013
Metastasis to the foot is rarely presented in the literature. We describe a 56-year-old woman with nonspecific pain in the left foot, ankle, and knee for 3 months. The patient was diagnosed as having urothelial carcinoma with metastasis to the left lower extremity, including the foot. This diagnosis was reached ...
Yang Ping - - 2013
Bevacizumab, an angiogenesis inhibitor, is a recombined humanized monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor and a promising therapeutic option for angiosarcoma management. This is a case report and review of the literature using bevacizumab and combination chemotherapy for angiosarcoma. The understanding of the effectiveness of combined therapy of bevacizumab ...
Wilkenfeld Ari Jacob Levi - - 2013
Spastic drop foot is a functional impairment causing significant morbidity and mortality. Multiple treatments are available for this condition, but it is often not clear which treatment or combination of treatments is optimal for a given patient. One relatively recent therapy is the use of functional electrical stimulation to stimulate ...
Krasaelap A - - 2013
Balamuthia mandrillaris is one of the 4 amebas in fresh water and soil that cause diseases in humans. Granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), caused by B. mandrillaris, is a rare but life-threatening condition. A 4-year-old, previously healthy, Thai girl presented with progressive headache and ataxia for over a month. Neuroimaging studies ...
Moghimi M - - 2013
Objectives: Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infection caused by the Actinomyces genus. Orocervicofacial actinomycosis is the most common form of the disease, seen in up to 55% of cases. All forms of actinomycosis are treated with high doses of intravenous penicillin G over two to six weeks, followed by ...
Mayer Michael - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Cervical laminectomy is a reliable tool for posterior decompression in various cervical spine pathologies. Although there is increasing evidence of superior clinical, neurological and radiological outcomes when using anterior cervical decompression, laminectomy can be a valuable tool when combined with instrumented lateral mass fusion for carefully selected indications. METHODS: ...
De Luca Maia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Granulicatella spp. is a fastidious bacteria responsible for bacteremia and endocarditis which are fatal in about 20% of the cases. These severe infections are uncommon in children under 17 years of age and have proven extremely difficult to treat.Cases presentation: We report a brief review of the literature and ...
Khanfar Anas - - 2013
Angioedema is a recurrent, non-pitting, non-pruritic, transitory swelling due to transient increase of endothelial permeability in the capillaries of the deep cutaneous and mucosal layers. Angioedema is generally categorized based on etiology, and characteristic lab findings are associated with each category. Cases of acquired angioedema associated with myeloproliferative disorders have ...
Molendijk Josher - - 2013
Harvey Cushing has been deemed by many as the neurosurgeon of the 20th century. Cushing's unknown contributions to the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery were only recently reported. Further review of his teaching and operative records, brought from Johns Hopkins to Yale University, revealed an unpublished case of bilateral ...
Moon Chansoo - - 2013
Splenosis is defined as an autotransplantation of the splenic tissue after splenic rupture or splenectomy, and occurs most frequently in the peritoneal cavity. Splenosis is usually asymptomatic and is found incidentally. We report a case of combined intrathoracic and intraperitoneal splenosis in a 54-year-old male who worked as a miner ...
Fernandes Marina - - 2013
External tooth resorption usually follows trauma to the periodontal ligament. It can be classified into five categories based on its clinical and histological manifestations. Calcium hydroxide has long been used as an intracanal medicament to slow down the resorption process due to its alkaline pH. A combination of both external ...
Baijens Laura W J - - 2013
This narrative review summarizes published studies on diagnostic examinations and therapeutic interventions for phagophobia. The electronic databases Embase, PubMed, PsycINFO®, and The Cochrane Library were used. The literature search was limited to publications in the English, German, French, Spanish, or Dutch language. The original articles are summarized in the present ...
Zampetti Anna - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by immunologic abnormalities, disseminated human papilloma virus infection, and early development of skin cancers. Acquired forms have been rarely reported and usually occur with immunosuppression. The therapeutic management of the acquired forms is not standardized, and several therapies have been tried, ...
Scahill Michael D - - 2013
The combination of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and omphalocele is quite rare but can be seen in several syndromes. We report on a female newborn with this combination that had not been diagnosed prenatally. The patient suffered respiratory failure that persisted despite intensive care support, suggesting severe secondary pulmonary hypoplasia. ...
Ding Jingwen - - 2013
The case of a 27-year-old Chinese patient with bilateral eyelid thickening and ptosis secondary to the rare condition of pachydermoperiostosis is presented. Surgical treatment was performed by horizontal tightening via a full-thickness wedge resection combined with levator shortening and advancement. Satisfactory aesthetic and functional results were achieved. The histopathology of ...
Hernández-Marqués Carmen - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LG) is an Epstein-Barr virus-associated, multisystemic disease that combines a granulomatous inflammatory process with lymphoproliferative potential. It is a rare disorder with a variable clinical presentation ranging from an indolent process to an aggressive B-cell lymphoma. Outcome is unpredictable, and a standard treatment has not yet been ...
Bhoomibunchoo Chavakij - - 2013
To characterize the causative pathogens and the visual outcomes among patients with endophthalmitis at a large referral center in northeastern Thailand. All cases of infectious endophthalmitis treated between 1983 and 2007 were reviewed retrospectively. The patient data - including age, sex, history of ocular injuries, previous treatment and duration of ...
Gilbert Christopher R - - 2013
The presence of congenital tracheobronchial abnormalities remain rare and have been reported to range from 0.1% to 2% in the literature. The most commonly described abnormalities are the tracheal bronchus and the accessory cardiac bronchus. We present the case of a 67-year-old man presenting for evaluation of interstitial lung disease, ...
Nimigean Vanda Roxana - - 2013
Background: This study reports the case of a 14-year-old girl in good state of health who presented with the apical third of the buccal root of the first upper right premolar that penetrated the alveolar buccal plate and overlying mucosa, being exposed to the oral environment. The treatment rationale is ...
Hernandez Jo Anne - - 2013
To present a case series on the management options for capillary hemangiomas involving the eyelid and orbit. This is a retrospective chart review of clinically diagnosed capillary hemangioma cases involving the periocular region treated at two local eye institutions. The patients' demographics and clinical presentation - including visual acuity, refractive ...
Huang Y - - 2013
Background and aim: Solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas is a very rare neoplasm of low malignant potential that mostly affects young women. The aim of the present study is to report our experience in surgical treatment of SPT and review of the literature. Material and methods: A retrospective ...
Qi Xingshun - - 2013
Finding duplicates is an important phase of systematic review. However, no consensus regarding the methods to find duplicates has been provided. This study aims to describe a pragmatic strategy of combining auto- and hand-searching duplicates in systematic review and to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of duplicates. Literatures regarding portal ...
Dilorenzo Michael - - 2013
Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most frequently diagnosed congenital cardiac abnormalities; however, its association with dextrocardia and situs inversus is reported only rarely. We report a case of these findings in a 7-year-old boy, describe the patient's postoperative course, and review the medical literature relevant to these combined ...
Ouldamer Lobna - - 2013
Prolapse of the fallopian tube into the vaginal vault is a rarely reported complication that may occur after hysterectomy. Clinicians can miss the diagnosis of this disregarded complication when dealing with post-hysterectomy vaginal bleeding. We performed a systematic review in order to describe the clinical presentation, therapeutic management and outcome ...
Paradowski Bogusław B Department of Neurology, Wroclaw Medical University, Ulica Borowska 213, 50-556 Wrocław, - - 2013
Charles Bonnet syndrome is an underrecognized disease that involves visual hallucinations in visually impaired patients. We present the cases of three patients who experienced complex visual hallucinations following various pathomechanisms. In two cases, diagnosis showed coexistence of occipital lobe damage with ocular damage, while in the third case it showed ...
Sanatani M S MS Department of Medical Oncology, Western University, 790 Commissioners Road East, London, ON, Canada N6A - - 2013
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome accompanying adenocarcinoma of the stomach. We report on a patient presenting with anemia due to a combination of severe hemolysis and tumour bleeding, where the combination of cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil in a short course infusional regimen led to a complete response of ...
Kotani Yoshihisa - - 2012
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In the cervical spine, the combination of ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is rarely seen. There have been only four cases reported in the English literature. PURPOSE: We describe two more cases that exhibited cervical myelopathy resulting from the ...
Carrasco María Alejandra - - 2012
We report on two cases of granulomatous conjunctivitis and uveitis related with the use of a brimonidine-timolol fixed combination. Case report and a review of medical literature. A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with marked granulomatous uveitis and a 57-year-old woman was diagnosed with granulomatous conjunctivitis. Both patients were using a ...
Wassef Shafik N - - 2012
Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma (SNTCS) is an extremely rare malignancy of the paranasal sinuses that possesses the histopathologic features of both teratomas and carcinosarcomas. We report the case of a 58-year-old white man who presented with a 1-year history of a gradually enlarging left-sided nasal mass. The patient had previously undergone endoscopic ...
Kalra Ankur - - 2012
Angioedema is a rare but life-threatening adverse effect of administration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) administration. It has been classically associated with ACEIs, although angioedema has also been reported with angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Angioedema is a deep swelling of tissues just below the skin and mucous membranes, characterized by ...
Chi Ming - - 2012
Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) is a rare type of primary liver cancer comprising histopathological features of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC). Because of its rarity and controversial diagnostic criteria, it continues to be poorly understood with a lack of well-delineated treatment options for recurrent or metastatic disease. We report ...
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