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Planas Silvia - - 2012
Abstract We report an association of ventricular non-compaction (VNC) and histiocytoid cardiomyopathy (HC). Both entities are rare and only two cases of their association have been reported previously in the medical literature. VNC is believed to be caused by an arrest of the normal endomyocardial development, resulting in a thin ...
Chandarana Mihir N - - 2012
Papillary carcinoma is a well-differentiated type of thyroid carcinoma with very good overall prognosis. The commonest site of metastases is the lymph node, distant metastases being rare. We present a case of a 52-year-old male who presented with a solitary metastasis in the left para-sellar region and cavernous sinus more ...
Smith Marcus - - 2012
Atrial myxomas are the most common benign tumors of the heart and may present with a wide variety of symptoms. Although 45% of patients present with neurological symptoms, a diverse range of systemic symptoms also occur. A systemic review of the literature related to the diagnosis, treatment, pathogenesis, and symptoms ...
Linos Konstantinos - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Microvenular hemangioma (MVH) is a rare, slowly growing, benign vascular tumor that typically presents as a solitary enlarging plaque or nodule on the trunk or the extremities of young to middle-aged adults. A minority of MVH present with multiple lesions that are either gradually or suddenly acquired (eruptive MVH). ...
Hanson James R - - 2012
Covering: 2011. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011, 28, 1755-1772This review covers the isolation and chemistry of the diterpenoids from terrestrial as opposed to marine sources and includes labdanes, clerodanes, abietanes, pimaranes, kauranes, gibberellins, cembranes and their cyclization products and taxanes. There are 161 references.
Wood Brian R - - 2012
Abstract We report the case of a 59-year-old man who moved from Cape Verde to Massachusetts at the age of 29. He had multiple sexual contacts with female partners in Cape Verde and with West African women in Massachusetts, as well as multiple past indeterminate HIV-1 antibody tests. He presented ...
Mert Ismail - - 2012
Clear cell carcinoma originating in the abdominal wall is rare and usually develops within endometriotic implants in the scar. We describe 2 patients: a 42 year old with a 15 cm mass on the abdominal wall treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and excision and a 51 year old with a 6 ...
Xi Shaoyan - - 2012
Most meningiomas are benign and correspond to World Health Organization grade I, whereas chordoid meningioma is a rare subtype, which is regarded as grade II. This report presents 1 case of intraparenchymal chordoid meningioma. The intraparenchymal chordoid meningioma consisted predominantly of tissue that was histologically similar to chordoma, featuring cords ...
Kilic Seyda Andac - - 2012
Nasu-Hakola disease (NHD), also known as polycystic lipomembranous osteodysplasia and sclerosing leukoencephalopathy, is a rare and fatal hereditary disease with less than 200 cases reported in the literature [Madry H, Prudlo J, Grgic A, Freyschmidt J. Nasu-Hakola disease (PLOSL): report of five cases and review of the literature. Clin Orthop ...
Yang Ching-Huei CH Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taipei Branch, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Electronic address: - - 2014
We describe a case of infective endocarditis of the native aortic valve due to Gemella sanguinis in a 67-year-old Taiwanese man who had pre-existent valvular heart disease. He was successfully treated with aortic valve replacement accompanying a 6-week intravenous antibiotic treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the ...
Lajolo Carlo - - 2012
doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2012.00629.x Langerhans's cell histiocytosis in old subjects: two rare case reports and review of the literature Background:  Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a proliferative disease of histiocyte-like cells that generally affects children; LCH onset is rare in adults; immunohistochemistry is essential to obtain the correct diagnosis, and treatment protocols ...
Miteva Mariya - - 2012
Background: Alopecia areata (AA) incognito represents a variant of AA characterized by acute diffuse hair thinning. Dermoscopy shows yellow dots and short regrowing hairs. The differential diagnosis with telogen effluvium (TE) and androgenetic alopecia may be difficult. Methods: In order to establish histopathological criteria for the diagnosis of AA incognito, ...
Proietti Agnese - - 2012
Haemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a mesenchymal neoplasm accounting for a minority of all vascular tumours. HPC mostly arises in the lower extremities and the retroperitoneum, while the head and neck area is the third most common site. The majority of HPCs are histologically benign. However, a small percentage possess atypical features, ...
Karbeet Radhakrishna Geeta G Department of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka India - - 2013
Although fibromatosis of the mesentery is a very rare locally aggressive benign condition, the uncertain treatment modalities, the natural history of the disease, and the other common differential diagnosis of the condition along with inexperience of the general clinicians with this disease pose a challenge to the professionals. The prolonged ...
Randhawa Harbans S - - 2012
We report a case of disseminated blastomycosis in a female resident of Delhi, who acquired the infection during travel to the USA, which was successfully treated with oral itraconazole. In addition, we present a critical literature review, indicating that blastomycosis is endemic in India but its areas of endemicity, prevalence, ...
da Cunha Santos Gilda - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The differential therapeutic efficacy and toxicity of targeted therapies has made subtyping of non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) mandatory. This study aimed to review the accuracy of NSCLC subtyping using lung fine needle aspirates (FNAs) in two periods (before and after the introduction of targeted therapy), checking the reasons for ...
Pham T A - - 2012
Objective:We present the first reported case of a paraganglioma of the larynx occurring concurrently with squamous cell carcinoma in an irradiated neck.Method:We present a case report and a literature review of paraganglioma of the larynx.Case report:A 78-year-old woman was found to have a mass on the laryngeal surface of the ...
Antoniou D - - 2012
Ectopic nephrogenic rests in the inguinal canal are rare. Usually discovered incidentally during surgery, these rests should raise the suspicion of an early extrarenal Wilms tumor. The differential diagnosis between the two entities is not only difficult but also essential, since they imply different treatment decisions. We report a rare ...
Majumdar Kaushik - - 2012
Medulloblastomas with myogenic differentiation, previously termed medullomyoblastomas, form rare variants of medulloblastomas. Occasional tumors showing combined myogenic differentiation and melanotic tubular structures have also been described. On studying the records of a tertiary-care super specialty hospital, of 80 cases of medulloblastoma in a 5-year period, 36 showed nodular islands of ...
Hill Robert A - - 2012
Covering: 2010. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011, 28, 1087-1117This review covers the isolation and structure determination of triterpenoids, including squalene derivatives, protostanes, lanostanes, holostanes, cycloartanes, dammaranes, euphanes, tirucallanes, tetranortriterpenoids, quassinoids, lupanes, oleananes, friedelanes, ursanes, hopanes, serratanes and saponins; 305 references are cited.
Li Bin - - 2012
Abstract  We report a case of primary cardiac T-cell lymphoma. The diagnosis and management of this unusual primary tumor is reviewed. (J Card Surg 2012;**:1-3).
Harikrishnan J A - - 2012
Melanosis vesica is a rare condition and thought to be benign. We report the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with haematuria and was found to have a diffusely pigmented bladder on cystoscopy and high grade transitional cell carcinoma of his upper and lower renal tract. This required a ...
Huang Shih-Chiang - - 2012
Hepatoid differentiation in pancreatic carcinoma is a rare phenomenon. It occurs either as a pure form or as a component with other subtypes. Herein, we report a 52-year-old man with an ampullary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma presenting with obstructive jaundice for 2 months. A 0.5-cm nodule was found in the ...
Mathews Saumya S Department of General Surgery, M. G. M. Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra - - 2012
We describe a case of Actinomycetoma foot which presented to us after 3yrs of onset of symptoms.We have attempted a chemotherapeutic treatment regime and are reporting the healing changes that have taken place radiologically and macroscopically. A review of literature has been done of various treatment regimens used for Actinomycetoma ...
Hakozaki Michiyuki - - 2012
Spindle cell hemangioma, a rare benign tumor characterized by cavernous blood vessels and spindled areas, typically arises in the subcutis of the distal extremities, particularly the hand. The case of intraosseous spindle cell hemangioma is extremely rare, and only 1 case arises in the frontal bone has been reported previously. ...
Fu L L General Ward of Oncology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041 Sichuan Province - - 2013
Castleman's disease (CD) is a relatively rare and benign disorder. Pancreatic localization of CD is even more rare and is usually indistinguishable from pancreatic neoplasms. We report three cases of CD in which pancreas was all involved. One located in the tail of the pancreas, who accepted distal pancreatectomy, and ...
Picozzi Stefano - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Until the 1970s, inverted urothelial papilloma (IUP) of the bladder was generally regarded as a benign neoplasm. However, in the 1980s, several reported cases suggested the malignant potential of these papillomas, including cases with features indicative of malignancy, recurrent cases, and cases of IUP synchronous or metachronous with transitional ...
Verim Ay┼čegül - - 2012
Malformation of the inner nose is often found in conjunction with different types of cleft palate or may be seen with severe and complex craniofacial anomalies. Among such malformations, however, isolated vomer aplasia is rarely reported in the literature. This study sets forth our findings that congenital vomeral defect of ...
Xie Wanzhuo - - 2012
Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an extremely uncommon event. The etiology is associated with infection, blood transfusion or granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy, which trigger immune responses to exert an antileukemic effect. The remission is usually temporary and followed by rapid relapse. However, we present a case of ...
Patel Timil H - - 2012
Renal epithelioid angiomyolipoma (E-AML) is a rare variant of angiomyolipoma (AML). It is a mesenchymal tumour believed to originate from the perivascular epithelioid cell (PEC). Unlike conventional AML which are benign, E-AML has a rare aggressive behaviour. Conventional AML is typically triphasic containing adipose tissue, smooth muscle and dystrophic vessels ...
Su Ting-Fu - - 2012
Retroperitoneal malignant germ cell tumors (GCTs) are rare and of uncertain origin. Almost all retroperitoneal GCTs with seminomatous histology have been reported in male patients. Pediatric hypertension in a girl secondary to a retroperitoneal mixed GCT (dysgerminoma plus mature monodermal teratoma) has not been reported previously in the literature. We ...
Wiens Andrea L - - 2012
We present a rare case of primary T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma of the pituitary gland. A 58-year-old woman presented with headaches, right-sided ptosis and cranial nerve III palsy. She subsequently developed polyuria, polydipsia, and hyperglycemia and was found to have hypopituitarism. MRI revealed a large, heterogeneously enhancing intrasellar/suprasellar lesion displacing the ...
Tavil Betül - - 2012
Pseudotumor cerebri (PC) is a clinical syndrome characterized by increased intracranial pressure with a normal cerebrospinal fluid cell count and protein level in the absence of a space-occupying lesion or apparent obstruction to the cerebrospinal fluid pathway. Although PC is described in patients with various hematological diseases including iron-deficiency anemia, ...
López Aventín Daniel - - 2012
Mycosis fungoides is the most common form of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Several clinical and clinicopathological variants of mycosis fungoides have been reported. A 75-year-old woman presenting with multiple ill-defined areas of marked cutaneous wrinkling on the trunk and extremities is reported. Histopathological examination showed characteristic features of mycosis fungoides ...
Kanas Robert J - - 2012
Seeking to describe the clinical and radiologic features of localized idiopathic apical root resorption (LIAR), the authors conducted a dental literature review of idiopathic external root resorption and performed a retrospective study of LIAR among the identified cases retrieved from a private general practice. Cases involved five patients--one female and ...
Carangelo B - - 2012
Eosinophilic granuloma (EG), Letterer-Siwe disease and Hand-Schuller-Christian disease are collectively called Langherans-cell histiocytosis (LCH). While the latter two are systemic diseases, the former is a localized form of histiocytosis. Solitary EG of the skull are rare lesions characterized by a natural history not well defined yet. In this context, we ...
Ngendahayo Placide - - 2012
Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a benign histiocytic lesion that displays different histologic patterns. The classic form consists of a proliferation of foamy histiocytes admixed with numerous multinucleated Touton-type giant cells, lymphocytes, and eosinophils. Mitotic figures are rare or even absent. Apart from this classic form, a nonlipidized form showing a diffuse ...
Eddou Hicham - - 2012
Granulocytic sarcoma is a rare tumor composed of immature granulocytic cells. Prognosis is poor. The periosteum is preferentially involved. A peritoneum localization is unusual. We report the case of a 20 years old man without particular previous pathologies, which brutally presented an ascitic syndrome in a context of health impairment ...
Matsubara Teppei - - 2012
Venous congestive myelopathy is a progressive myelopathy that is generally caused by a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula. We report a patient with histologically confirmed venous congestive myelopathy without concurrent vascular malformations in radiological and intraoperative findings. The definitive underlying etiology of this congestive myelopathy was unclear. However, this case report ...
Giancotti A - - 2012
Fetal mediastinal masses are rare congenital formations that could complicate pregnancy. They are usually discovered as space occupying lesions in the fetal chest during routine ultrasound scan. The most important prognostic factors of mediastinal masses are mass location, compressing effect causing pulmonary hypoplasia and/or heart failure, and the presence or ...
Asmouki Hamid - - 2012
Paget's disease of the vulva remains a rare condition with only a limited number of cases reported in the literature. It is an uncommon neoplasm usually of postmenopausal white women characterized by controversies in its prevalence, clinical features, treatment strategies, and prognostic. We here report a case of a primary ...
Benhammane Hafida - - 2012
Coeliac disease is associated with an increased risk of malignancy, not only of intestinal lymphoma but also of small intestinal adenocarcinoma which is 82 times more common in patients with celiac disease than in the normal population. We report three additional cases of a small bowel adenocarcinoma in the setting ...
Saratziotis Athanasios - - 2012
We report the case of a 19-year-old woman with a history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis who presented with tender right anterior cervical lymphadenopathy and fever. Workup for infectious, autoimmune, and malignant causes was unremarkable. Surgical removal of cervical lymph nodes after detailed magnetic resonance (MR) imaging disclosed necrotizing lymphadenitis, also known ...
Diop Madoky Magatte - - 2012
Pernicious anemia appears classically by macrocytosis. We report a case of a late discovered Biermer disease, on a 42-year-old young black woman. The reason was an unusual aspect of this disease in a context of betathalassemia. The patient presented chronic anemia which evolved during about ten year. Biology showed a ...
Gubran Christopher - - 2012
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a rare metabolic disorder characterised by muscular weakness and paralysis in predisposed thyrotoxic patients. Although patients with TPP are almost uniformly men of Asian descent, cases have been reported in Caucasian and other ethnic populations. The rapid increase in ethnic diversity in Western and European ...
Cheraghvandi Ali - - 2012
Chronic granulomatous disease is a rare phagocytic disorder with recurrent, severe bacterial and fungal infections. We describe an unusual case of chronic granulomatous disease manifesting as an invasive pulmonary aspergillosis with an obstructive necrotic mass at the right middle bronchus. The patient was successfully treated with a bronchoscopic intervention for ...
Paul R N - - 2012
T cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is a rare mature T cell lymphoproliferative disease. It has been associated with an aggressive course, a poor response to conventional chemotherapy and a short median survival. Here we present a rare case of concurrent T-PLL and Kaposi sarcoma who achieved a complete hematologic and ...
Papanicolau-Sengos Antonios - - 2012
We present a case of a 70-year-old HIV negative man with a five-year history of progressive dysnomia and new onset right extremity numbness, dysarthria, and blurry vision. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an infiltrative enhancing tumor was noted. Follow up brain biopsy results revealed a small lymphocytic infiltrate with scattered ...
Mizokami Tetsuya - - 2012
A 53-year-old Japanese man was admitted with a 3-month history of transient headache followed by general fatigue and weight loss. He had a history of ocular myasthenia gravis which had been in remission following thymectomy 30 years ago. He had a small diffuse goiter without tenderness, and was diagnosed as ...
Bennett Derrick A - - 2012
Setting priorities for the prevention and management of heart failure requires an empirical understanding of the pattern of disease burden. We aim to describe the methods for a systematic review of the literature on burden of heart failure in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and how this information will ...
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