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Lipson Jennifer - - 2014
Scleroderma encompasses a spectrum of disorders characterized by thickening of the skin and subcutaneous tissue with increased collagen deposition. Linear scleroderma is subdivided into progressive hemifacial atrophy and en coup de sabre subtype. We report a case of congenital linear scleroderma identified in an adult, misdiagnosed since birth as birth ...
Wang Wei - - 2014
Currently, China is moving towards the elimination of schistosomiasis japonica. In a previous review, the factors affecting the progress towards the elimination of transmission of schistosomiasis in China have been summarized. Nevertheless, some factors were neglected. Hereby, we describe four other factors which may threaten the achievement of the goal ...
Landi Alessandro A Alessandro Landi, Nicola Marotta, Cristina Mancarella, Demo Eugenio Dugoni, Roberto Tarantino, Roberto Delfini, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Rome, Sapienza, 00100 Rome, - - 2014
Surgical treatment for cervical kyphotic deformity is still controversial. Circumferential approach has been well described in the literature but long terms outcomes are not well reported. Important to decide the correct treatment option is the preoperative radiological exams to value the type of deformity (flexible or fixed). We report the ...
Mandavia R R Academic Surgery, Northwest Thames Foundation School, Flat 114 St Mary's Mansions, St Mary's Terrace, W2 1SZ, - - 2014
The use of Botulinum Toxin in Otorhinolaryngology has rapidly expanded over the last decade. Current observation is that the use of botulinum toxin in Otorhinolaryngology is relatively poorly acknowledged by Otorhinolaryngologists. To summarise the non-cosmetic uses of botulinum toxin in Otorhinolaryngology. Narrative SEARCH STRATEGY AND EVALUATION METHOD: A literature search ...
Zhang Heng-Zhu HZ Department of Neurosurgery, Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital, Clinical Medical College of Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu 225001, P.R. - - 2014
Primary carcinoma of the frontal sinus is quite rare, with an incidence of 0.3-1.0% of all paranasal sinus carcinomas. The early diagnosis is often difficult and the condition is often mistakenly considered to involve mucoceles, pyoceles or osteomyelitis. The present study reports the case of a 66-year-old male with squamous ...
Talib Raidh A RA Hamad General Hospital, Urology Department, Doha. - - 2014
Introduction: The aim of this article was to describe our experience in using rotating saw and also combination of the instrument with 4-needle aspiration. Methods: A comprehensive review of the literature was performed using PubMed. "Penile strangulation, -constriction, -incarceration, -entrapment" were used as search terms, and a manual bibliographic review ...
Yang Sun Y SY Division of Spinal Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York, United - - 2014
Study Design Literature review. Objective Atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) is a rare and potentially fatal disturbance to the normal occipital-cervical anatomy that affects some populations disproportionately, which may cause permanent neurologic deficits or sagittal deformity if not treated in a timely and appropriate manner. Currently, there is a lack of consensus among surgeons ...
Wang R R The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) and Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedical Engineering of Ministry of Education, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, - - 2014
In this study, we report a very unusual case of a patient with osteomyelitis of the condyle secondary to pericoronitis of an impacted third molar. The patient was treated by removal of the impacted third molar, opening of the drainage, combined with systemic application of antibiotics for two weeks. This ...
Martin-Perez B B Florida Hospital, Winter Park, FL, - - 2014
Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) was introduced as an alternative to transanal endoscopic microsurgery in 2010. Over the past 4 years, considerable international experience has been gained with this approach. Most published reports focus on TAMIS for local excision of rectal neoplasia, but there are other important applications such as transanal ...
Fan Huanhuan H Resident, State Key Laboratory of Oral Disease, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
This study summarizes the literature concerning osteochondroma of the mandibular coronoid process and presents a case of 1-stage treatment for this condition and concomitant facial asymmetry. A 20-year-old man presented with osteochondroma of the mandibular coronoid process. Radiologic images showed a mushroom-shaped coronoid growth inside the zygomatic arch with outward ...
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 ...
Kundaragi Nischal G NG Department of Radiology, SRM University Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, - - 2014
Transomental and transmesenteric hernias are rare types of internal hernia, with a reported frequency of upto 4% and 8%, respectively. Combined transomental and transmesocolic hernia is even rare. Only in a few types of internal hernia, the dilated small bowel loops will be seen extending from the antero-superior aspect of ...
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.
Colletti Giacomo G Attending Surgeon, Division of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Department of Biomedical, Surgical, and Dental Sciences, San Paolo Hospital, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
To characterize intraosseous vascular malformations and describe the most appropriate approach for treatment according to clinical experience and a review of the published data. We performed a retrospective review of 11 vascular malformations (7 venous and 4 arteriovenous) of the facial bones treated during a 10-year period using en bloc ...
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 ...
Saito Atsushi A Department of Neurosurgery, Aomori Prefectural Central Hospital, Aomori, - - 2014
Dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) presenting with subdural hematoma is relatively rare. We report a case of dural AVF presenting as acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) and provide a review of the literature. A 56-year-old man presented with disturbance of consciousness. Computed tomography demonstrated a right ASDH and a small right occipital ...
Hagans Iris I Department of Surgery, Easton Hospital and Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2014
Venocaval anomalies are uncommon in the general population and often go unrecognized, but physicians should be aware of their significance. Duplicate superior vena cava should be identified during cardiac imaging, surgery, and catheter insertions. While interrupted inferior vena cava can predispose to thrombus formation, they protect against pulmonary embolism from ...
Gubergrits Natalya B NB Department of Internal Medicine, Donetsk National Medical University. Donetsk, Ukraine. - - 2014
Article analyzes current data on macroamylasemia and splenosis, their etiology and diagnostics in particular. Authors presented their own clinical observation of a young woman who was diagnosed to have macroamylasemia on the background of splenosis due to the splenectomy after blunt abdominal injury. This is the first time such a ...
Mefford Ashley Marie AM University of Louisville School of - - 2014
We present a case of thumbnail regrowth and photo-documentation after a complete surgical avulsion and nail bed biopsy. A complete surgical avulsion of the right thumbnail was performed and the regrowth was photo-documented. Complete regrowth was achieved by 33 weeks after avulsion, and the photos were compiled into a time-lapse ...
Chen Min-Jye MJ Section of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2014
Hypospadias is one of the most common congenital malformations of the genitourinary tract in males. It is an incomplete fusion of urethral folds early in fetal development and may be associated with other malformations of the genital tract. The etiology is poorly understood and may be hormonal, genetic, or environmental, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lim Jeong-Wook JW Department of Neurosurgery, Daejeon Sun Hospital, Daejeon, - - 2013
We report a case of rare cervical isthmic spondylolisthesis of C6-7 combined occult spinal bifida at C6, and review the radiologic finding, different diagnosis and treatment. A 23-year old female presented nuchal, back pain after traffic accident. Radiologic finding showed the 6(th) cervical isthmic defect, spondylolisthesis and dysplasia. The patient ...
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. ...
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