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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 ...
Gabrielian Anna A *Illinois Retina Associates, Harvey, Illinois †Department of Ophthalmology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, - - 2012
To report a case of central serous chorioretinopathy caused by the use of spironolactone, a competitive antagonist of aldosterone. Case report and review of the literature. A 26-year-old white woman on Aldactone (spironolactone) for the treatment of acne and Adderall (dextroamphetamine/amphetamine) for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, developed ...
Nguyen N Thao T NT Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Suite 404D, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2012
This case report exhibits a rare biliary tumor within the liver of a 53-year-old Caucasian woman. This exophytic, multicystic, 6.5 × 5.0 cm mass was composed of complex tubulocystic structures lined by nonmucin-secreting, biliary epithelium embedded in fibrous stroma, consistent with biliary adenofibroma. This is the seventh case described in the ...
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 ...
Cruz Maria João MJ Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital de São João, E.P.E. Porto, - - 2011
Mid-dermal elastolysis (MDE) is a rare skin disorder clinically characterized by the appearance of diffuse fine wrinkling, most often of the trunk and arms. This entity is distinguished from other elastolytic disorders by its characteristic selective loss of elastic fibers of the mid dermis. The aetiopathogenesis of the disease is ...
Chantachaeng Weeranut W Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, - - 2011
Primary cutaneous plasmacytosis is an uncommon cutaneous disorder with multiple cutaneous nodules and plaques mainly on face and trunk. This entity is thought to be a reactive process with unknown etiology. Pulmonary involvement could be found as a part of systemic plasmacytosis whereas cutaneous plasmacytosis was also reported with other ...
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 ...
Beyin Amanuel - - 2011
Although there is a general consensus on African origin of early modern humans, there is disagreement about how and when they dispersed to Eurasia. This paper reviews genetic and Middle Stone Age/Middle Paleolithic archaeological literature from northeast Africa, Arabia, and the Levant to assess the timing and geographic backgrounds of ...
Hansen Cristina M - - 2011
Tularemia is a serious, potentially life threatening zoonotic disease. The causative agent, Francisella tularensis, is ubiquitous in the Northern hemisphere, including Alaska, where it was first isolated from a rabbit tick (Haemophysalis leporis-palustris) in 1938. Since then, F. tularensis has been isolated from wildlife and humans throughout the state. Serologic ...
Ortigue Stephanie - - 2011
Jealousy sits high atop of a list comprised of the most human emotional experiences, although its nature, rationale, and origin are poorly understood. In the past decade, a series of neurological case reports and neuroimaging findings have been particularly helpful in piecing together jealousy's puzzle. In order to understand and ...
Schrager Sarina - - 2010
The Contraceptive Equality Mandate took effect in Wisconsin on January 1, 2010. This mandate from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance requires all insurance companies in the state of Wisconsin to cover all types of contraception, making Wisconsin the 28th state to do so. This article reviews the ...
Burnley C - - 2011
Reporting rates for glandular neoplasia in 464,754 cervical samples reported at six laboratories in 12-month periods before and after the implementation of Surepath™ LBC processing are compared. The introduction of LBC processing is seen to have resulted in a significant (P = 0.001) increase in the detection rate for endocervical ...
Khosla Arjun - - 2010
Costal osteochondroma is a rare but important condition to recognize because of the possibility of serious consequences if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Patients can present with numerous complications, including hemothorax, pneumothorax, nervous or vascular impingement, and fracture. We report the case of a 17-year-old adolescent boy who presented to ...
Auringer David E - - 2010
The association of epidermolysis bullosa simplex and muscular dystrophy (EBS-MD) has rarely been discussed in ophthalmology literature. This case report offers a brief summary of epidermolysis bullosa and describes what is known about EBS-MD. The case involves a patient with EBS-MD who presented with ptosis and ophthalmoplegia, suggesting that these ...
Oestreicher James - - 2010
We present an unusual variant of necrobiotic xanthogranuloma with periorbital involvement. Our patient had an unusually complicated course due to initial misdiagnosis and patient refusal to undergo treatment. We present her clinical course and review the literature on this rare lesion.
Beiko Darren - - 2011
Urethral hair and diverticula are well described long-term complications following urethroplasty or hypospadias repair. Endoscopic laser ablation is an uncommonly reported treatment option for a symptomatic hair-bearing urethra, and holmium laser hair epilation has not been previously reported in the literature. We report the first case of urethroscopic holmium laser ...
Taheri Mohammad R - - 2011
The placement of feeding gastrostomy (G) tubes through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) technique has become common because of its simplicity and safety. The majority of the serious complications are reported to occur within a few days of initial tube placement and happen in fewer than 3% of cases. Long-term ...
Rotenberg Brian - - 2010
Patients with posterior nasal packing are thought to be at high risk for the development of respiratory complications. Controversy exists regarding the evidence in that regard; consequently, the level of vital sign monitoring required for these patients is unclear. The objective of this article is to systematically review the literature ...
Polyzos Stergios A - - 2010
Thyroid fine-needle biopsy (FNB) is the procedure of choice in the preoperative management of thyroid nodules because of its accuracy and cost-effectiveness. Minor hematomas are the most common complications, but their morbidity is usually negligible. On the other hand, massive hematomas seem to be rare, but life-threatening, if the performer ...
Mhyre Jill M - - 2010
Every year, the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology nominates 1 individual to survey the prior year's literature and to identify the most notable articles for the science and practice of obstetric anesthesiology. This article reviews the 2009 literature, focusing on the theme of maternal patient safety, and advancing the ...
Moreira-Pinto João - - 2011
Chylothorax is a well-recognized complication after neonatal cardiothoracic surgery. Management strategies include cessation of enteral feedings, repeated aspiration, chest drainage, and total parenteral nutrition. Somatostatin and its analogue, octreotide, have been used with promising results. The authors present three cases of neonatal postoperative chylothorax in which octreotide was used. After ...
Al-Benna Sammy - - 2010
Intrauterine rectovaginal tears in neonates are a rare and life-threatening complication of abnormal presentation during labor. Two previous cases have been presented in the literature, of which one had a fatal outcome. The authors present a third case of a severe rectovaginal intrauterine tear that had a favorable outcome.
Kim Sung Bum - - 2010
The ADCON-L gel® (Gliatech, Cleveland, OH, USA), a carbohydrate polymer gel, has been shown in a controlled clinical study to inhibit postsurgical adhesions and improve a patient's clinical outcome. Immediate complication of this gel has been reported in the recent literature including back pain, radiculitis and durotomy. However, delayed detection ...
Mata Lucas Sampaio LS Hospital Universitário Professor Edgard Santos, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, BA, - - 2010
Hypernatremia is a common electrolyte disorder in people with impaired thirst control mechanism or access to water, and may lead from minimal disorders until coma. Among the hypernatremia morbidities, central nervous system hemorrhage is uncommon and poorly studied. We report a case involving a patient admitted to the intensive care ...
D'Arcy F T - - 2011
Circumcision is one of the world's most common operations. Series describing a new technique involving the use of fibrin-based glue have become more apparent in the literature. Here we outline the first 100 such cases for 62 children and 38 adults in our practice describing complications and learning curve. We ...
Jain Manoj Kumar - - 2010
A case of herpes zoster infection with unusual oral complications involving the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve is presented. The post-herpetic complications of osteonecrosis, spontaneous exfoliation of teeth, and subsequent pathologic fracture of mandible in the absence of concurrent predisposing factors in a 65-year-old man are demonstrated. Forty-one cases ...
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