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Casey Frances E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy has been used for the resolution of acute abdominal surgical conditions in the second trimester of pregnancy for years. There are few case reports, however, regarding its use in rare presentations of the acute abdomen later in pregnancy. CASE: We report a case of the use of laparoscopy ...
Fylstra Donald L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy after hysterectomy is very rare, with fewer than 40 cases reported in the English-language literature. The majority of cases are diagnosed in the early posthysterectomy, postoperative period, indicating that the pregnancy was present at the time of hysterectomy. Cases diagnosed remotely from the time of hysterectomy result from ...
Kulas T - - 2009
A rare case is presented of vulvar edema and abscess with subsequent labia minor hypertrophy in a 26-year-old woman, which developed during two consecutive pregnancies with normal maternal and neonatal outcome. After a first pregnancy, the patient was initially treated conservatively, followed by incision of the abscess. After the second ...
Amant Fr?d?ric - - 2010
Cancer complicating pregnancy endangers two lives. Any approach should look at both maternal and foetal safety. Maternal prognosis will not improve by terminating the pregnancy. Imaging for staging purposes is possible, and sonar and magnetic resonance imaging are the preferred examinations. Abdominopelvic computed tomography exposes the foetus to the highest ...
Wataganara T - - 2009
A pregnant Thai woman presented with progressive dysphagia starting from the gestational age of 18 weeks. Total parenteral nutrition was administered at 33 weeks of gestation due to severe malnutrition. The fetus was found to be growth restricted. Preliminary diagnosis was esophageal achalasia. Diagnostic and treatment options, including early delivery ...
Ulery Maryann - - 2009
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is defined as cancer of the breast diagnosed during pregnancy and up to 1 year postpartum. Delays in diagnosis are frequently associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this article is to determine the significance of early detection of PABC and to alert health ...
Yaghoobi Mohammad - - 2009
My patient is 13 weeks pregnant and has experienced rectal bleeding and vomiting. Should I send her for a colonoscopy to rule out colorectal malignancies or should I wait until after delivery? The data on colorectal cancer in pregnancy are scarce; however, as the presenting features of colorectal cancer overlap ...
Kellogg Ann - - 2010
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in pregnancy are an uncommon finding. This diagnosis in a pregnant patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 poses additional treatment dilemmas. A 28-year-old primigravida with known neurofibromatosis type 1 complained of increasing shortness of breath and cough. Evaluation revealed a large chest mass, biopsy proven to ...
Al-Githmi Iskander - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer concomitant with pregnancy is very rare and the prognosis is poor. The main concern in diagnosis is that the clinical presentations of esophageal cancer in pregnant woman are often not considered serious and are misinterpreted as pregnancy-related symptoms. CASE: A 29-year-old woman presented at 29 weeks' gestation ...
Jacob Chundamannil Eapen - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Otogenic intracranial abscess complicating pregnancy has not been reported in world literature. We report the first case of cerebellar abscess secondary to chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in a 23-year-old lady at 35 weeks of gestation. She was successfully treated by Caesarean section and delivery of a healthy baby, ...
Diamond Jennifer R - - 2009
This patient was found to have a BRCA2 gene mutation. She underwent lumpectomy and axillary lymph node dissection without any evidence of lymph node metastasis. Systemic chemotherapy with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide for four cycles was administered beginning in the second trimester. She was treated with prophylactic LMWH until delivery and ...
Cole Suzanne S Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2009
The management of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) during pregnancy is a matter of continued debate. We present a 21-year-old woman in whom CML was diagnosed during early pregnancy. Because the patient was asymptomatic and desired to carry the pregnancy to term while minimizing fetal exposure to medication, she ...
Macdonald M C - - 2009
Malone antegrade continence enema (MACE) procedures are an effective treatment for both intractable faecal incontinence and constipation of neurogenic aetiology and have traditionally been used in a paediatric setting. MACE procedures are now being performed more commonly in adults suffering idiopathic chronic constipation where they are also effective. Increasing use ...
Ott Johannes - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies after a previous pregnancy complicated by hemolysis, elevated liver enzyme, and low platelet (HELLP) syndrome carry an increased risk of HELLP-syndrome. CASE REPORT: We report on a 35-year-old patient with both HELLP-syndrome and fatal neonatal outcome in two subsequent pregnancies with delivery by cesarean section in the 26th ...
Azim Hatem A HA - - 2009
A 29-year-old woman was diagnosed with lymph-node-positive, steroid-hormone-receptor-negative and HER2/neu-positive breast cancer. She underwent surgery followed by cyclophosphamide, epirubicin, and 5-fluorouracil chemotherapy, and received radiotherapy followed by trastuzumab therapy for 1 year. During the tenth month of trastuzumab therapy, the patient reported a missed period and had a positive pregnancy ...
Roth M-M MM Dermato-venerology Clinic, 5 Marasesti, 300086 Timisoara, Romania. - - 2009
Impetigo herpetiformis is a rare dermatosis of pregnancy with typical onset during the last trimester of pregnancy and rapid resolution during the postpartum period. It is still a matter of debate whether it is a variant of pustular psoriasis or a separate entity. We report a case of impetigo herpetiformis ...
Kanazawa Ippei - - 2009
Malignant transformation of fibrous dysplasia is very rare and has not been previously described in patients with McCune-Albright syndrome in the absence of radiation treatment during gestation. Here, we report a 38-year-old pregnant woman with McCune-Albright syndrome and acromegaly accompanied by osteosarcoma. The patient was in the 6th week of ...
Chabbert-Buffet Nathalie - - 2010
Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequently occurring cancer in women; early diagnosis and efficient treatments create higher event-free and overall survival rates. However, the mean age at first pregnancy continues to increase worldwide; the question of pregnancy after BC is thus raised more frequently. Chemotherapy may induce premature ovarian ...
Das Jayanta K - - 2009
A 32-year-old woman, three months pregnant, reported with the complaint of protrusion of the right eye for six months. She gave history of rapid protrusion of eyeball for the last two months along with the history of double vision for the last one month. Computer tomography (CT) scan revealed a ...
Litton Jennifer K JK Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030-4009, USA. - - 2009
Breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy is a challenging situation for the patient and her medical team. As women are delaying childbirth, the incidence is expected to increase. Most of the data surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer during pregnancy is in case reports and small cohort studies. However, the ...
Besemer B - - 2010
Insulinomas are rare, mostly benign neuroendocrine tumours with an incidence of approximately four cases per million person per year. Only isolated case reports of insulinomas occurring in pregnancy have been documented. Clinical signs and symptoms of insulinoma appear to be attenuated and, in some cases, even masked by pregnancy. Therefore, ...
Daniel R S - - 2009
We present the case of bilateral transient osteoporosis of the talus in pregnancy, which is rarely reported in the medical literature, confirmed by pre- and postpartum MRI.A gravid 33-year-old white female G4P2A1 with bilateral transient osteoporosis of the talus confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is presented. She was conservatively ...
Wattanachanya Lalita - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma manifesting during pregnancy is uncommon but it is responsible for a high maternal and fetal mortality rate, especially when unrecognized. Most cases of pheochromocytoma are sporadic but they can be part of hereditary autosomal dominant syndromes. CASE: We describe a case of bilateral pheochromocytoma in a term-pregnant patient ...
Sodano M - - 2009
Some cases of successful pregnancy after conservative endometrial cancer management have been reported. This paper presents such a case, an infertile patient with conservatively treated endometrial cancer (stage 1a grade 1) who conceived and carried a successful pregnancy after IVF treatment. The conservative treatment consisted of hysteroscopic biopsies and oral ...
Ververidis Athanasios N - - 2009
Transient osteoporosis or transient bone marrow edema is an uncommon self-limiting condition of unknown etiology. The most commonly affected joint is the hip, followed by the knee, ankle, and the foot. Simultaneous involvement of both hips has been reported exclusively in pregnant women. Bilateral knee involvement during pregnancy seems to ...
Matsuo Koji - - 2009
We conducted a literature review to determine the clinical characteristics of genital sarcoma during pregnancy. The systematic literature search was conducted using the search engines PubMed and MEDLINE with keywords "sarcoma" and "pregnancy" and was limited to female genital organs such as ovary, uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva, and retroperitoneal sarcoma. ...
Shah Jay P - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Psammocarcinoma is a rare form of low grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum. Although limited to case reports and small series, psammocarcinoma appears to have an indolent course. CASE: A 27-year-old, nulliparous female presented with an adnexal mass. Following fertility-sparing surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy, she was able ...
Tanaka Y O - - 2009
Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) is a rare benign smooth muscle tumour located in the peritoneal cavity. Increased oestrogen exposure appears to be an aetiological factor for LPD. We report two cases of LPD after leiomyomectomy and assisted reproductive technology pregnancy, which can cause a high serum concentration of oestrogen. CT ...
Dahling Mary T - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Assess the impact of colorectal cancer on maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: Cases were identified using several computer-generated linkage analyses. Maternal and newborn hospital discharges in California were linked to birth and if applicable infant death certificate records. This database was then linked to the California Cancer Registry, to ...
Ledinsky Mario - - 2009
Annular pancreas is a rare embryonal abnormality. Its manifestation in adulthood is often pinpointed with a substantial delay, which is most often attributed to pancreatitis, biliary pathology or dyspepsia. We present a case of a 28-year-old woman who had exacerbating symptoms of high bowel obstruction from 20th week of pregnancy, ...
Manzato Emilia - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Anorexia nervosa among Arabian girls seems to be rare and pregnancy in condition of extreme underweight seems to be rare as well. METHOD: We report the case of a 19-year-old Arabian girl living in Italy who referred to an Eating Disorder Unit for her anorexic condition. RESULTS: She arrived ...
Scherjon S - - 2009
Background. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract and are diagnosed relatively seldom in pregnancy. Case. We describe a remarkable clinical course and long-term outcome, now nine years after first diagnosis, of a massive and metastatic, with a high malignancy grade GIST case, ...
Lee Hyuk-Joon - - 2009
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical features and treatment outcome of gastric cancer associated with pregnancy. METHODS: Clinicopathologic characteristics of 15 patients who were diagnosed as having gastric cancer during pregnancy or within 1 year after delivery (the P-related group) were compared with those of 53 age-matched ...
Swende T Z - - 2009
We report a rare case of a 22 year old G2P1+0 at 35 weeks gestation in whom clinical rabies developed seven weeks after a bite from a rabid dog. Treatment was palliative with emergency caesarean delivery of a live male baby. She died 8 hours after delivery. The baby was ...
Kolusari A - - 2009
Colorectal cancers are rare during pregnancy and the management is controversial and challenging. Prognosis is usually unfavorable due to late diagnosis since the presenting symptoms of colorectal cancer are attributable to the usual manifestations of pregnancy. Management depends on the patient's age and desire for future pregnancy, gestational age, cancer ...
Dogan Gursoy - - 2009
Immunologic, endocrine, metabolic, and vascular changes that occur during pregnancy may adversely affect the skin. This article describes a patient who developed erythema annulare centrifugum during pregnancy. The eruptions disappeared shortly before delivery. To the author's knowledge, this is only the third report of erythema annulare centrifugum associated with pregnancy. ...
Passuello V - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of maternal Crigler-Najjar syndrome (CNS) type II in pregnancy, systematically review the literature for similar case reports, and to evaluate whether pregnancy is safe in patients with the disease. Data sources included the PubMed and up to date databases. RESULTS: A 37-year-old mother with CNS ...
Agustsson Agust Ingi - - 2009
Salmonella osteomyelitis is rare in the immunocompetent host, even though Salmonella is not an infrequent public health problem. Invasive salmonellosis has in general a poor outcome in pregnancy with regard to fetal survival. We report the case of a healthy woman who developed Salmonella osteomyelitis of the iliac bone four ...
Ababneh Khansa - - 2009
AIM: The aim of this report is to present the management of an aggressive, highly proliferative pregnancy tumor with clinical and radiographic characteristics highly suggestive of a malignant neoplasm. BACKGROUND: Pregnancy tumor is a benign hyperplastic gingival lesion occurring during pregnancy that is indistinguishable from a pyogenic granuloma arising in ...
Watanabe Noriyoshi - - 2009
Background. There are few reports of pregnancies in long-term survivors of pelvic neuroblastoma. Case. A 30-year-old Japanese woman with a history of pelvic neuroblastoma in her childhood, which was treated with surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation. Her pregnancy continued with conservative management, but she delivered a 510 g female infant ...
Séror Jérémy - - 2009
Described as a myeloproliferative disorder mainly affecting elderly women, recent reports now confirm the occurrence of essential thrombocythemia at younger ages, which questions treatment during pregnancy. We report a further case of uneventful full term pregnancy with the use of interferon-alpha for maternal essential thrombocythemia which suggests that interferon-alpha could ...
Fridman Dmitry - - 2009
Pregnant women are a high-risk group for morbidity and mortality from influenza. During the current pandemic of H1N1 influenza, few cases of H1N1 have been reported in pregnancy. We report two cases of H1N1 influenza which occurred in single institution in the course of one month. The first patient developed ...
van de Geijn Fleur E - - 2009
Improvement of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during pregnancy has been causatively associated with increased galactosylation of immunoglobulin G (IgG) N-glycans. Since previous studies were small, did not include the postpartum flare and did not study sialylation, these issues were addressed in the present study. Serum from 148 RA cases and 32 ...
Cordeiro Alexandra - - 2009
SETTING: Burkitt's lymphoma is a rare form of cancer and is an extremely rare diagnosis during pregnancy. This form of lymphoma is a very fast growing B cell neoplasm and chemotherapy is the treatment of choice for the disease in all its stages. CASE REPORT: The authors describe the case ...
Ali Ridvan - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: The development of imatinib as a therapeutic agent targeting BCR-ABL has increased the treatment options for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) by significantly impacting outcomes, and imatinib is recommended by treatment guidelines as the first-line therapy. However, treatment of maternal CML with imatinib during gestation is not recommended because of ...
Gaia G - - 2009
To evaluate long-term effects of arterial embolization (AE) for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) on menses recovery and subsequent pregnancies. One hundred thirteen consecutive patients, recruited from 1999 to 2006, who had undergone AE for severe PPH were evaluated in a retrospective monocentric study. As embolization agents, pledgets of absorbable gelatine sponge ...
Sharma J B - - 2009
Association of pregnancy with esophageal cancer is an extremely rare event. The symptoms are frequently masked by factors related to normal pregnancy and diagnostic approaches are restricted by physical and psychological clinical events. Hence, the cancer stage is usually advanced at the time of diagnosis. The approach to cancer surgery ...
Garg Rajiv - - 2008
Spontaneous pneumothorax complicating pregnancy is rare. Only 55 cases have been reported till now. We describe a case of a 30-year-old Indian woman with spontaneous pneumothorax during her 28(th) week of pregnancy.
Tapisiz Omer L - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) of the tongue that presented in the third trimester of pregnancy. CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old, gravida 1, para 0, woman with ASPS of the tongue in the 31st week of pregnancy was described. Approximately 4 months after her first ...
Skoumalova Ivana - - 2008
AIMS: To report a case of successful pregnancy in a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia treated with imatinib mesylate for the first 4 months of pregnancy. RESULTS: Imatinib mesylate is potentially teratogenic and its use during pregnancy in humans can lead to abortion or development of fetal abnormalities in nearly ...
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