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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335813/tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-an-extraskeletal-osteosarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vito Emanuele Catania, Michele Vecchio, Michele Malaguarnera, Roberto Madeddu, Giulia Malaguarnera, Saverio Latteri
BACKGROUND: This case report describes a spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome due to a rare solid tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old white woman had tumor lysis syndrome, which represent a dangerous oncological emergency. This syndrome occurs usually with a hematological tumor, but in this case our patient had a solid tumor, which was a rare extraskeletal osteosarcoma, localized in her pelvic region. She also had lung metastases and bilateral hydronephrosis. After spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome, she had acute renal insufficiency, which was treated with hemodialysis and successively with rasburicase, Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate), and febuxostat...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335811/three-patients-presenting-with-severe-macrosomia-and-congenital-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-series
#2
Marie Vincent, Nadir Benbrik, Bénédicte Romefort, Agnès Colombel, Stéphane Bézieau, Bertrand Isidor
BACKGROUND: Macrosomia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are two features often associated in neonates of diabetic mothers. We report the cases of three patients with severe macrosomia and critical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy without severely unbalanced maternal diabetes. Only three patients with those two features and no uncontrolled maternal diabetes have been previously reported. CASE PRESENTATION: The first patient was a 39-week-old girl, the second patient was a 39-week-old girl, and the third patient was a 41-week-old boy...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330494/pseudomonas-oryzihabitans-sepsis-in-a-1-year-old-child-with-multiple-skin-rashes-a-case-report
#3
Michael Owusu, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Godfred Acheampong, Isaac Osei, John Amuasi, Nimako Sarpong, Augustina Annan, Hsin-Ying Chiang, Chih-Horng Kuo, Se Eun Park, Florian Marks, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas oryzihabitans is a Pseudomonas bacterial organism rarely implicated in human infections. The bacterium has been isolated in a few reported cases of neurosurgical infections and patients with end-stage cirrhosis, sickle cell disease, and community-acquired urinary tract infections. Limited information exists in developing countries, however, because of the lack of advanced microbiological tools for identification and characterization of this bacterium. This case report describes the isolation of a rare Pseudomonas bacterium in a patient presenting with sepsis and skin infection...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327196/primary-hepatic-angiomyolipoma-immunohistochemistry-and-electron-microscopic-observations-a-case-report
#4
Hidefumi Kubo, Hitoshi Yamazaki, Takemichi Okada, Yoshihito Takahashi, Yatsushi Nishi, Hiroaki Yokomori
BACKGROUND: Hepatic angiomyolipomas are a rare, benign group of mesenchymal tumors in the liver. Hepatic angiomyolipoma is sometimes misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma, and there is the possibility of a malignant transformation. Hence, the accurate diagnosis of this disorder is necessary. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old Japanese man was observed to have a space-occupying lesion of 15-mm diameter in the liver during a follow-up examination for a previously resected cecal carcinoma...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320457/mediastinal-syndrome-from-plasmablastic-lymphoma-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-human-herpes-virus-8-negative-patient-with-polycythemia-vera-a-case-report
#5
Massimo Cajozzo, Vincenzo Davide Palumbo, Salvatore Buscemi, Giuseppe Damiano, Ada Maria Florena, Daniela Cabibi, Francesco Raffaele, Antonino Alessio Anzalone, Federica Fatica, Gerlando Cocchiara, Salvatore Dioguardi, Antonio Bruno, Francesco Paolo Caronia, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte
BACKGROUND: Plasmoblastic lymphoma is a rare and aggressive subtype of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, which occurs usually in the jaw of immunocompromised subjects. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the occurrence of plasmoblastic lymphoma in the mediastinum and chest wall skin of an human immunodeficiency virus-negative 63-year-old Caucasian man who had had polycytemia vera 7 years before. At admission, the patient showed a superior vena cava syndrome, with persistent dyspnoea, cough, and distension of the jugular veins...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316283/combination-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-central-giant-cell-lesion-in-the-maxilla-a-case-report
#6
Jefferson Paulo de Oliveira, Fernanda Olivete, Naylin Danyele de Oliveira, Allan Fernando Giovanini, João César Zielak, Leandro Klüppel, Rafaela Scariot
BACKGROUND: Central giant cell lesion is a non-neoplastic proliferation, usually asymptomatic, of unknown etiology. The purpose of this case report is to report the diagnosis and the treatment of a recurrent central giant cell lesion in the maxilla. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old Brazilian woman presented to our Surgery Service for evaluation of a cystic lesion in her teeth 13 and 15, although she had previously received endodontic treatment for her teeth 13 and 15 without regression of the lesion...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315636/pembrolizumab-for-metastatic-melanoma-in-a-renal-allograft-recipient-with-subsequent-graft-rejection-and-treatment-response-failure-a-case-report
#7
Vineet Kwatra, Narayan V Karanth, Kelum Priyadarshana, Michail Charakidis
BACKGROUND: Transplant patients were excluded from the pivotal phase III trials of checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic melanoma. The efficacy and toxicity profiles of checkpoint inhibitors in this cohort of patients are not well described. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a renal transplant patient with stage IV melanoma treated with a programmed cell death protein 1 checkpoint inhibitor that led to both treatment failure and renal graft rejection. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 58-year-old white man with a long-standing cadaveric renal transplant who was diagnosed with a B-Raf Proto-Oncogene, Serine/Threonine Kinase wild-type metastatic melanoma...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314387/twin-pregnancy-complicated-by-esophageal-atresia-duodenal-atresia-gastric-perforation-and-hypoplastic-left-heart-structures-in-one-twin-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Mohamad K Abou Chaar, Mariana L Meyers, Bethany D Tucker, Henry L Galan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme, Ahmed I Marwan
BACKGROUND: The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can be suspected on ultrasound by nonspecific findings including a small stomach and polyhydramnios. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging adds significant anatomical detail and can aid in the diagnosis of these complicated cases. Upon an extensive literature review, there are no reports documenting these combined findings in a twin pregnancy...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302165/bilateral-adrenal-hemorrhage-in-the-background-of-escherichia-coli-sepsis-a-case-report
#9
Jahanzaib Khwaja
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a syndrome of life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. It can have devastating consequences, including bilateral adrenal hemorrhage, particularly in patients at high thrombotic risk, such as those with antiphospholipid syndrome and those on long-term anticoagulation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old white woman re-presented to hospital with a history suggestive of sepsis. She had a medical background of primary antiphospholipid syndrome on lifelong warfarin...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298242/migratory-large-vessel-vasculitis-preceding-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-case-report
#10
Dinusha Chandratilleke, Anthea Anantharajah, Mauro Vicaretti, Warwick Benson, Lucinda J Berglund
BACKGROUND: Large vessel vasculitis is a rare disorder usually occurring in the context of the autoimmune conditions of giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis. Case reports have described large vessel vasculitis occurring in individuals with myelodysplastic syndrome, preceding transformation to acute myeloid leukemia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old Afghanistan-born woman presented with fever, a tender left carotid artery, and raised inflammatory markers...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292325/successful-medical-treatment-of-a-hepatic-pregnancy-a-case-report
#11
A Sibetcheu Tchatou, R Tchounzou, L Mbuagbaw, E T Mboudou
BACKGROUND: Hepatic pregnancy is a rare form of abdominal pregnancy, often documented only as case reports. CASE PRESENTATION: We report here the case of a 24-year-old African woman, gravida 4 para 3, presenting with right upper quadrant pains and metrorrhagia after amenorrhea of 8 weeks 5 days. Elements in favor of the diagnosis of hepatic pregnancy were her clinical presentation, the kinetics of β-human chorionic gonadotropin titers, and the presence of a sub-hepatic mass on ultrasound...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288688/postoperative-brachial-artery-entrapment-associated-with-pediatric-supracondylar-fracture-of-the-humerus-a-case-report
#12
David Latz, Jan Grassmann, Erik Schiffner, Sebastian Gehrmann, Mansur Duran, Joachim Windolf, Pascal Jungbluth
BACKGROUND: Severely displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children are frequently associated with complications including neurovascular injuries, non-union, or compartment syndrome. In the current literature, no report exists about postoperative brachial artery entrapment in combination with an inconspicuous preoperative neurovascular examination. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 6-year-old white boy with a pulseless radial and ulnar artery after open reduction and internal fixation of a severely displaced supracondylar fracture of his right humerus (Gartland type III) using four K-wires...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285596/a-small-intestine-volvulus-caused-by-strangulation-of-a-mesenteric-lipoma-a-case-report
#13
Yoshihiko Kakiuchi, Hiroaki Mashima, Naoto Hori, Hirotoshi Takashima
BACKGROUND: An emergency department encounters a variety of cases, including rare cases of the strangulation of a mesenteric lipoma by the greater omentum band. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old Japanese man presented with nausea, vomiting, and upper abdominal pain. There were no abnormalities detected by routine blood tests other than a slight rise in his white cell count. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of his abdomen revealed a dilated intestine, a small intestine volvulus, and a well-capsulated homogeneous mass...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285584/stylistic-features-of-case-reports-as-a-genre-of-medical-discourse
#14
Yuliia Lysanets, Halyna Morokhovets, Olena Bieliaieva
BACKGROUND: The present paper discusses the lexical and grammatical peculiarities of English language medical case reports, taking into account their communicative purposes and intentions. METHODS: The objective of the research is to clarify the principal mechanisms of producing an effective English language medical case report and thus to provide recommendations and guidelines for medical professionals who will deal with this genre. The analysis of medical case reports will largely focus on the most significant linguistic peculiarities, such as the use of active and passive voice, the choice of particular verb tenses, and pronouns...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284233/retrospective-study-of-rare-cutaneous-malignant-adnexal-tumors-of-the-head-and-neck-in-a-tertiary-care-cancer-hospital-a-case-series
#15
Omer Waqas, Muhammad Faisal, Irfan Haider, Awais Amjad, Arif Jamshed, Raza Hussain
BACKGROUND: Adnexal tumors of the skin are a large and diverse group of benign and malignant neoplasms, which exhibit morphological differentiation toward one of the different types of adnexal epithelium present in normal skin and they pose a diagnostic challenge. The purpose of this study is to share our experience with these rare but aggressive tumors at a tertiary care cancer hospital in a developing country. A retrospective review of 11 patients diagnosed with rare adnexal tumors and their variants from January 2005 to December 2014, treated either surgically or non-surgically, was performed to describe the clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of the disease...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283028/a-pregnant-woman-with-a-surgical-site-infection-after-mesh-repair-of-an-abdominal-wall-incisional-hernia-a-case-report
#16
Kana Ozaki, Kenji Tanimura, Yasuhiko Ebina, Kiyonori Kanemitsu, Hideto Yamada
BACKGROUND: Surgical meshes are widely used in incisional hernia repair. However, there are no reports of pregnancies complicated by infection of surgical meshes used for hernia repair. This is the first case report of a pregnant woman who experienced surgical site infection associated with surgical mesh used for repair of an abdominal wall incisional hernia. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 41-year-old pregnant Japanese woman with surgical site infection after mesh repair of an abdominal wall incisional hernia...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279203/primary-burkitt-lymphoma-of-the-supraglottic-larynx-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Alexandra E Quimby, Lisa Caulley, Danielle Rodin, Bibianna Purgina, Libni Eapen, Luke Shier, Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki
BACKGROUND: Burkitt lymphoma is a high-grade B cell lymphoma which accounts for less than 1% of all adult cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Rare instances of Burkitt lymphoma developing secondary to prior irradiation have been described in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 90-year-old white woman with a recent history of irradiation for Hodgkin lymphoma, who presented with primary Burkitt lymphoma of the supraglottic larynx. She underwent emergency awake tracheostomy with biopsy...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274277/the-efficacy-of-resection-of-an-intradural-extramedullary-foramen-magnum-cavernous-malformation-presenting-with-repeated-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
#18
Tomoya Oishi, Naoto Sakai, Tetsuro Sameshima, Hiroshi Kawaji, Hiroki Namba
BACKGROUND: Intradural extramedullary cavernous angiomas of the central nervous system are a rare type of cavernous angioma, but they can cause fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The efficacy of resection for this type of cavernous malformations remains uncertain. This is the first report to recommend surgical resection of these types of lesions regardless of the fatal condition. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 70-year-old Japanese man who experienced a sudden onset of an occipital headache, followed by bilateral abducens nerve palsy...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270188/pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-and-first-successful-whole-lung-lavage-in-sri-lanka-a-case-report
#19
Janith Galhenage, Buddhika Weerasinghe, Wadasinghe Dilesha, Roshana Constantine, Bandu Gunasena
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare disease characterized by accumulation of lipoproteinaceous material within alveoli. There are three clinically distinct forms: congenital, acquired and secondary. Whole lung lavage is currently the gold standard therapy for severe cases of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. In Sri Lanka this is the first reported successful whole lung lavage for a patient with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 15-year-old Sri Lankan girl who presented with symptoms of progressive shortness of breath and dry cough for 6 months' duration...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264709/a-rare-presentation-of-myxofibrosarcoma-as-a-pancoast-tumor-a-case-report
#20
Vasa Jevremovic, Adnan Yousuf, Zulfiqar Hussain, Amer Abboud, Edgar G Chedrawy
BACKGROUND: Myxofibrosarcoma is an aggressive soft tissue neoplasm, classified as a variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Most often, it occurs in middle to late adult life peaking in the seventh decade and involving the lower extremities (77%), trunk (12%), and retroperitoneum or mediastinum (8%). We report the first case of thoracic myxofibrosarcoma presenting as a Pancoast tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: A 48-year-old non-tobacco smoking African-American man presented with a slow-growing mass in his neck along with 11 kg weight loss over 9 months...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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