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Janet Chung - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Cholesteatoma is an uncommon condition that has occasionally been associated with cochlear implantation (CI). Cases of secondary acquired cholesteatoma have been described, in which intra-operative breech of the posterior canal wall is thought to be a contributing factor. Primary acquired cholesteatoma is not typically associated with congenital sensorineural hearing ...
Badmus T A - - 2012
To report a case of testicular Schistosomiasis with a suspicion of testicular cancer. Hospital record of a 16 year old patient with histopathology confirmation of testicular Schistosomiasis was reviewed and summarised. The patient who had painless testicular nodules and ultrasound features of heterogenous echotexture and hypoechoic focus was diagnosed as ...
Felbaum Daniel - - 2012
Moyamoya disease (MMD) has historically been diagnosed in the Japanese population. However, newer studies have demonstrated worldwide distribution. Of note, patients of Appalachian descent with no known Asian ancestry have presented with MMD. We are presenting a case of MMD in an Appalachian, non-Asian patient who presented to the neurosurgical ...
Maneiro Jose Ramon - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of TNF antagonists in patients with sarcoidosis. METHODS: A descriptive study of a case series registered in BIOBADASER and a systematic review was performed. The search strategy of articles published between 1998 and July 2011 in Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library ...
Chen Nai-Ching - - 2012
Pallidoreticular damage was defined by lesions involving both the pallidum and the substantia nigra and was only reported in four cases after CO intoxication. Case Report: We report a patient with initial consciousness disturbances followed by parkinsonian features after carbon monoxide intoxication. The unique features in this patient included primary ...
Lin Yi-Ting - - 2012
Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma (EAH) comprises a rare nevoid proliferation of normal eccrine glands and small blood vessels and occasionally other elements in the middle and deep dermis with variable clinical manifestations. Case series have rarely been published except for case reports and literature reviews. The aims of this article were ...
Weil Ana A AA Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman St., Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2012
To describe clinical findings and the use of a tick-associated pathogen panel in a series of patients with human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) at a suburban Boston hospital. Medical records were reviewed for inpatients and outpatients at Newton-Wellesley Hospital with a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result for Anaplasma phagocytophilum during ...
Basalely Daniel - - 2012
Kaposi's sarcoma is divided into 5 subtypes primarily differentiated by clinical presentation and typical at-risk population. We report the unique case of a 74-year-old Latin American woman who presented with a violaceous lesion on the dorsum of her right second digit, which was diagnosed as Kaposi's sarcoma but was not ...
Koulaouzidis Anastasios - - 2012
To check the usefulness of blue mode (BM) review in lewis score (LS) calculation, by comparing it with respective LS results obtained by white light (WL) small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) review and mucosal inflammation as reflected by faecal calprotectin (FC) levels, considered as 'gold standard' for this study. Computational analysis ...
Tonolini M - - 2012
Lactic acidosis in diabetic patients undergoing metformin therapy is a widely recognized, rare but usually serious adverse event, particularly in presence of comorbidities such as cardiorespiratory disease, sepsis and renal failure. As demonstrated by the case of an elderly woman presented, administration of radiographic iodine-based contrast agents may precipitate lactic ...
Carlson Terri L - - 2012
Methamphetamine abuse has become a significant problem in the United States with recent surveys reporting that nearly 10 million Americans have tried methamphetamine at least once. Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that causes the release of monoamine neurotransmitters. Among its most deleterious effects are its ability to produce tachycardia, hypertension, ...
Grundmeier Natalie - - 2012
Background: Bowen's disease (BD) of the nail unit is associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the frequency of high-risk HPV infection, gender, age and digital distribution in this condition. Methods: Biopsy specimens of 3 consecutive cases with periungual BD were investigated for the presence ...
Mondal Santosh Kumar - - 2012
Foot is an uncommon site for chondrosarcoma and involvement of phalanges is extremely rare. Here, a case of low-grade chondrosarcoma of the distal phalanx of the right great toe in a 37-year-old male patient is being reported. The patient complained of gradual swelling of the right great toe and pain ...
Corben Louise A - - 2012
Friedreich ataxia (FRDA), the most common of the hereditary ataxias, is an autosomal recessive, multisystem disorder characterised by progressive ataxia, sensory symptoms, weakness, scoliosis and cardiomyopathy. FRDA is caused by a GAA expansion in intron one of the FXN gene, leading to reduced levels of the encoded protein frataxin, which ...
Josse J M - - 2012
Posterior Mediastinal Hematomas (PMHs) secondary to a fall from standing height are uncommon, with only one previous case reported in the literature. We describe a case of a 78-year-old male with multiple medical comorbidities, who was transferred to Montreal General Hospital (MGH) with a posterior mediastinal hematoma (PMH) after sustaining ...
Jr Donald R Lynch - - 2012
Vorinostat is a histone deacetylase inhibitor used in the treatment of recurrent or persistent cases of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). A retrospective review of 116 patients from phase I and II clinical trials who had a baseline and at least one subsequent ECG revealed that four patients had Grade 2 ...
Olusanya A A - - 2012
Aim. Cemento-osseous dysplasia (COD) represents a rare group of benign fibroosseous disorders, while osteogenic sarcoma (OS) on the hand, is a malignant tumour of ominous prognosis. A combination of COD and OS is rare and sparsely reported in literature. There are only four reported cases known to the authors. The ...
Anagnostopoulos Antonios - - 2012
Mesonephric adenocarcinoma is a rare type of cervical cancer that derives from mesonephric remnants in the uterine cervix. To the best of our knowledge, this is the 34th case of mesonephric adenocarcinoma in adult women documented in the literature. We present an asymptomatic 64-year-old postmenopausal woman presenting with a suspicious-looking ...
Shahban Shafiq Arif - - 2012
Listeria monocytogenes is a food borne bacterial pathogen which is rarely encountered in the United Kingdom. This rare and potentially life threatening infection has a high mortality rate and therefore requires early antimicrobial intervention. A case report of a patient who developed Listeria septicaemia following insertion of a dynamic hip ...
Kaplowitz Paul B - - 2012
While it is recognized that patients sometimes recover from autoimmune hypothyroidism, little is known about how rapidly this may occur. Two 13 year old girls had severe primary hypothyroidism (total T4 14.2 nmol/L with TSH 468 miU/L and total T4 7.7 nmol/L with TSH 183 miU/L) accompanied by goiter and positive thyroid peroxidase ...
Gupta Shalini R - - 2012
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is rarely reported in the Indian population. We present the clinical and radiological features of 6 cases of NBCCS in Indian patients. The clinical and radiological features of 6 cases of NBCCS were characterized into major and minor criteria and compared with features reported ...
Pillai Ajay - - 2012
The ameloblastic fibro-odontoma is a rare, benign, mixed neoplasm composed of proliferating odontogenic epithelium, ectomesenchymal tissue and varying degrees of dental hard tissue formation. It occurs exclusively as an intraosseous lesion. It usually exhibits slow growth and is commonly seen in children and young adults. Radiologically, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma appears as ...
Gupta Pankaj - - 2012
A rare case of port site tubercular infection is reported. A young male patient presented, one month after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with discharging sinuses at the port sites. Biopsy of the sinus tract showed features of tuberculosis. Excision of sinus tract was done and the patient was started on ...
Mousavi Seyed Abdollah - - 2012
Introduction. Intestinal obstruction in the setting of Meckel's diverticulum in young age and with orange and meat bezoar is a rare, previously unreported condition. Since the obstruction point is located immediately after Meckel's diverticulum in our patients, we attempt to introduce "localized peristalsis insufficiency" as a new etiology for small ...
Bilodeau Elizabeth - - 2012
Cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare condition that can quickly become life-threatening if appropriate treatment is delayed. This condition is observed as a rapidly progressive infection that causes extensive necrosis of the superficial fascia. This report presents a case of cervicofacial NF with microbiological isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ...
de Mello Ramon Andrade - - 2012
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) results from structural and functional abnormalities of the respiratory system. It is characterized by excessive collapse: at least 50% of the cross-sectional area of the trachea and main bronchi. In this paper, we present a rare case of a patient with TBM who first presented with stridor and ...
Achermann Yvonne - - 2012
Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that treats malignant disease by inhibiting epidermal growth factor receptor. Many common adverse events have been reported and include skin rashes, infusion reactions, gastrointestinal complaints and headache. Up to now, cetuximab-associated pulmonary toxicity has been rarely reported in the literature. The present report describes two ...
Tazi Mohammed Fadl - - 2012
Epididymal leiomyosarcoma is very uncommon. Only 16 cases have been reported in the literature. There has never been a reported case of a patient with an African origin with this tumor. We report the medical history of a 70-year-old man who presented an enormous mass located in his epididymis. A ...
Nogueira C - - 2012
To present the management of a rare case of progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in a patient with superficial siderosis secondary to a cavernoma. A case report and a review of the literature concerning superficial siderosis. The patient benefited significantly from a cochlear implantation. Careful assessment and adequate counselling is ...
Bonnin Nicolas - - 2012
To describe the clinical features of a patient with toxoplasmic pachymeningitis and provide a review of the recent cases of pachymeningitis in the literature.Retrospective, observational case report. A one-eyed patient who presented to our institution with blurred vision, floaters, and visual field shrinkage. Review of clinical, laboratory, perimetric, and radiologic ...
Mondal Santosh Kumar - - 2012
Primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma, leg type (PCLBCL-LT), is very rare neoplasm presenting on and confined to leg(s). PCLBCL-LT is distinguished from other type of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (PCBCL) by its frequent relapses and poorer prognosis. We report, two cases of PCLBCL-LT, occurring in two younger patients compared to ...
Paprocka Justyna - - 2012
Rhomboencephalosynapsis (RES, RS) is a unique entity usually recognized in infancy based on neuroimaging. Cerebellar fusion and absence of cerebellar vermis is often associated with supratentorial findings. Since now there are about 50 cases described worldwide, with approximately 36 patients diagnosed by MRI. The authors present the first in Poland ...
Lee Bo-Shyan - - 2012
Little is known about the cause and psychopathology of delirious mania, a type of disorder where delirium and mania occur at the same time. This condition still has no formal diagnostic classification. To provide more information about this potentially life-threatening condition, we studied five patients with delirious mania. We describe ...
Lee Min Ji - - 2012
Fusobacterium species are uncommon causes of osteomyelitis. These organisms are normal flora of the oral cavity. Therefore, they mostly cause osteomyelitis of the head and neck. Hematogenous osteomyelitis at distant sites other than the head and neck has rarely been reported in pediatric or immunocompromised patients. Here, we report the ...
Iavazzo C C Gynaecological Oncology Department, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XX, - - 2012
Abdominal wall metastasis either incisional, drain, or port is rather rare in patients treated for cervical carcinoma. We present a case of a patient who underwent an abdominal radical hysterectomy for a moderately differentiated cervical adenocarcinoma stage Ib1 and presented an incisional site metastasis 36 months after her operation. Moreover, ...
Vandergheynst F F Internal Medicine Department and Research Unit for Study of Hydromineral Metabolism, Hôpital Universitaire Erasme, Bruxelles, Belgium. - - 2012
Nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (NSIAD) is a disorder of water balance linked to gain-of-function mutation of arginine vasopressin receptor type 2 (AVPR2) resulting in free water reabsorption and episodes of hyponatremia. To review the long-term treatment of NSIAD. In the first part of this paper, we report 3 cases ...
Gross Bradley A - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Vasospasm and resultant clinical deterioration caused by delayed cerebral ischemia (CD-CDI) are a considerable source of morbidity after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Although they are a relatively common cause of spontaneous SAH, AVM rupture and the ensuing vasospasm rarely are reported. METHODS: We reviewed our own series of 122 ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2012
The human skull is a complex structure that deserves continued study. Few studies have directed their attention to the development, pathology, and molecular formation of the human calvaria. A review of the medical literature using standard search engines was performed to locate studies regarding the human calvaria. The formation of ...
Singal Rikki - - 2011
Perforation of the gall bladder with cholecystohepatic communication is a rare cause of liver abscess. We are reporting here six rare cases of gall bladder perforation with variable clinical presentations. Most patients presented with right hypochondrium pain and fever but two patients presented with only pain in the abdomen. Ultrasonography ...
Rosengarten Dror - - 2011
Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEH), previously known as "intravascular bronchoalveolar tumor," is a rare vascular malignancy with an unpredictable prognosis. Treatment can vary from observation in asymptomatic patients to surgery in patients with resectable disease or chemotherapy in patients with disseminated disease. This report describes the clinical, radiological and pathological features ...
Farouj Nourr-Eddine - - 2011
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease which may involve many organs. In approximately 95% of patients there is liver involvement, with noncaseating hepatic granulomas occurring in 21 to 99% of patients with sarcoidosis. Liver involvement is usually asymptomatic and limited to mild to moderate abnormalities in liver biochemistry. The occurrence ...
Cho Eujin - - 2012
The coexistence of two or more forms of porokeratosis in a single individual is rarely reported. We report here on a patient exhibiting the coexistence of congenital linear porokeratosis and disseminated superficial porokeratosis. To our knowledge, this entity has been previously reported only once.
Otranto Domenico - - 2011
Dirofilaria repens, which is usually found in canine subcutaneous tissues, is the main causative agent of human dirofilariasis in the Old Word. However, a relationship between animal and human cases of dirofilariasis caused by D. repens in a given area has never been demonstrated. The uneven distribution of D. repens ...
Zhang Hong Kai - - 2011
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the larynx in childhood is very rare, especially in the ages younger than 10 years. Most of the reported cases are transformed from the recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) with human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. Due to the RRP long course, the rarity and the unspecific symptoms ...
Ruffell Alastair - - 2011
Passer-by witnesses reported a human cadaver in woodland associated with an agricultural college to police in Northern Ireland. The cadaver comprised reasonably preserved feet, legs and pelvis, with poorly preserved arms and torso, lying with the torso down-slope abutting a fallen tree. A search of the area around the torso, ...
Dabas Nupur - - 2011
Wearing complete dentures can be an extremely uncomfortable experience for the people with Xerostomia. Various treatment modalities have been suggested in the literature to overcome the problem of xerostomia in complete denture patients. Incorporating reservoirs containing salivary substitutes, into dentures, is one of these treatment modalities. This paper presents case ...
Massam Joanna - - 2011
Invasive aspergillosis is a rare complication of cystic fibrosis. In this article, we describe a case of an adolescent with cystic fibrosis, which was well-controlled previously, colonized with Aspergillus fumigatus. The patient developed fatal disseminated aspergillosis in the absence of any preexisting risk factors after a short course of intravenous ...
Sala Ilaria - - 2011
Sala I, Faraci M, Magnano GM, Sementa A, di Marco E, Garaventa A, Micalizzi C, Lanino E, Morreale G, Moroni C, Castagnola E. HHV-8-related visceral Kaposi's sarcoma following allogeneic HSCT: Report of a pediatric case and literature review. Pediatr Transplantation 2011: 15:E8-E11. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract:  ...
Li Bo - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To evaluate the clinical and radiologic features of desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA). MATERIALS AND METHODS:: Twenty-four cases of DA among Chinese patients were analyzed retrospectively. The clinical and radiologic features of DA at present, as reported in the English-language literature, were reviewed and its radiologic characteristics critically evaluated. RESULTS:: This ...
Brown Lorrel E - - 2011
Reactive arthritis (ReA) consists of the classic clinical triad of arthritis, urethritis, and conjunctivitis generally occurring within 6 weeks of an infection, typically of the gastrointestinal or genitourinary systems. Cardiovascular manifestations of ReA and other members of the spondyloarthritis family have long been recognized. A 43-year-old male who was human ...
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