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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634493/an-exceptional-case-of-intraparotid-plexiform-neurofibroma-originating-from-autonomic-fibers-of-the-auriculotemporal-nerve
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Sarantis Blioskas, Sotiris Sotiriou, Katerina Rizou, Triantafyllia Koletsa, Petros Karkos, Anna Kalogera-Fountzila, Konstantinos Markou
Plexiform neurofibromas are benign tumors that tend to occur in patients suffering from neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). This report addresses a rare case where the tumor affected the parotid gland, deriving almost exclusively from the peripheral portion of the facial nerve. A 6-year-old male was referred to us complaining about a gradually enlarging swelling over the right parotid area. Imaging localized the lesion to the superficial lobe of the parotid gland, suggesting a neurofibroma. Cosmetic disfigurement and a functional deficit led us to perform complete surgical resection...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620416/antiphospholipid-syndrome-multiple-manifestations-in-a-single-patient-a-high-suspicion-is-still-needed
#2
Uroosa Ibrahim, Shiksha Kedia, Gwenalyn Garcia, Jean Paul Atallah
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder with clinical and laboratory features of vascular thrombosis, pregnancy loss, and persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). The pathophysiology is thought to involve the activation of endothelial cells, monocytes, platelets, and complement by aPLs. Disease can range from asymptomatic to rapidly fatal catastrophic APS. We present a case of a 34-year-old male referred for pancytopenia and splenomegaly. On examination, he had decreased sensation and 4/5 power in the left upper extremity...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620415/a-novel-surgical-technique-for-fixation-of-recurrent-acromioclavicular-dislocations-ac-dog-bone-technique-in-combination-with-autogenous-semitendinosus-tendon-graft
#3
Patrick Holweg, Wolfgang Pichler, Gerald Gruber, Ellen Tackner, Franz Josef Seibert, Patrick Sadoghi, Gloria Hohenberger
Various surgical techniques have been described for the fixation of acromioclavicular (AC) dislocations. However, recurrent dislocation is one of the main complications associated with the majority of these techniques. We report a case of postoperative AC joint redislocation. In order to overcome recurrent dislocation after revision surgery, a reconstruction of the conoid and trapezoid ligament with the use of a free tendon graft in combination with a FiberTape was provided within a novel surgical technique...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607558/hashimoto-s-encephalopathy-presenting-with-unusual-behavioural-disturbances-in-an-adolescent-girl
#4
Murugan Selvaraj Karthik, Kulothungan Nandhini, Viswanath Subashini, Ramasamy Balakrishnan
Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rare autoimmune disorder with neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations and elevated titres of anti-thyroid antibodies. Here we are reporting a case of HE in a 19-year-old girl who presented with seizure-like episodes, confusion, and behavioural disturbances with catatonic symptoms such as posturing, echopraxia, echolalia, and ambivalence. Patient did not respond to antipsychotics and anticonvulsants. On further investigation, patient was found to have high serum anti-TPO antibodies of about 1261 U/mL with euthyroid status, which supported a suspicion of HE...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588619/portal-hypertensive-biliopathy-presents-with-massive-bleeding-during-ercp-after-balloon-sphincteroplasty-in-a-noncirrhotic-saudi-sickler-patient
#5
Ahmad M Al-Akwaa, Mohammed Elsadig, Ahmed E Al-Fayaa, Mohja D Al-Shehri
Portal hypertensive biliopathy (PHB) is described as abnormalities of the walls of the biliary tree secondary to portal hypertension. Gastrointestinal bleeding caused by PHB is rare. PHB as a cause of serious bleeding after sphincteroplasty during ERCP is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of PHB in a young Saudi male with cell sickle anemia who developed massive hemorrhage during ERCP after balloon dilation of the ampulla of Vater. We further discussed the diagnosis and management. To the best of our knowledge, no such case has been reported...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588618/ventilator-management-of-bronchopleural-fistula-secondary-to-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-necrotizing-pneumonia-in-a-pregnant-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#6
Ahmed F Alohali, Saleh Abu-Daff, Kamardeen Alao, Mohammed Almaani
Managing mechanical ventilation in patient with bronchopleural fistula with coexisting acute respiratory distress syndrome is a challenging situation for the intensivist. We are reporting a case of a pregnant patient with systemic lupus erythematosus on immunosuppressive medications who developed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing pneumonia complicated by bronchopleural fistula and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567059/intraplacental-choriocarcinoma-rare-or-underdiagnosed-report-of-2-cases-diagnosed-after-an-incomplete-miscarriage-and-a-preterm-spontaneous-vaginal-delivery
#7
Rita Ferraz Caldas, Paula Oliveira, Cátia Rodrigues, Inês Reis, Horácio Scigliano, Rosete Nogueira, Célia Araújo, Soledade Ferreira
Intraplacental choriocarcinoma is a rare malignant tumor diagnosed after an abortion, an ectopic pregnancy, or a term or preterm pregnancy or following the diagnosis of a hydatidiform mole. During pregnancy, it may be more common than reported, as most patients are asymptomatic and placental choriocarcinomas are usually inconspicuous macroscopically and are often mistaken for an infarct. Based upon a case study methodology, we describe 2 cases of intraplacental choriocarcinoma: the first case was identified in the product of a uterine curettage following an incomplete miscarriage and the second in one of the placentas of a bichorionic twin pregnancy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553356/asymptomatic-brain-edema-after-hemodialysis-initiation-in-a-patient-with-severe-uremia
#8
Kiichiro Fujisaki, Kaneyasu Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nagae, Toshiaki Nakano, Masatomo Taniguchi, Kosuke Masutani, Takanari Kitazono, Kazuhiko Tsuruya
A 66-year-old man with severe renal insufficiency presented with mild confusion associated with uremia. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed no remarkable changes. The patient was placed on short-duration hemodialysis (2 hours) with smaller surface area and low blood flow (100 mL/min) to avoid dialysis disequilibrium syndrome (DDS). His consciousness gradually improved and he did not develop apparent DDS symptoms. However, T2-weighted FLAIR MRI showed increased signal intensities bilaterally in the cortical and subcortical areas of the occipital lobe on day 15...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546813/a-case-of-urachal-carcinoma-of-the-abdominal-wall-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
#9
Takuya Yamazaki, Yasushi Nagaba, Yoshitaka Shimada, Yoshinori Taoka, Satoru Minamida, Dai Koguchi, Masahiro Hagiwara, Sho Watanuki, Hide Nagaba, Kazunari Yoshida, Yasuo Takeuchi
Urachal carcinoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor arising from the urachus in the fetus. We report a patient who developed urachal carcinoma 18 years after kidney transplantation. A 59-year-old man was admitted because of abdominal pain and massive ascites. He had undergone kidney transplantation 18 years earlier and had end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis. Abdominal CT showed massive ascites and an abdominal wall cystic mass separated from the peritoneal cavity. Hemodialysis was started, and paralytic ileus was diagnosed and treated...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523071/forsaken-foregut-case-report-of-simultaneous-black-esophagus-and-ischemic-cholangiopathy
#10
Paul A Cameron, Franzjosef Schweiger
Black esophagus or acute esophageal necrosis rarely occurs after severe hemodynamic compromise or low-flow states. Other contributing factors may include corrosive injury from gastric contents and diminished mucosal repair mechanisms. Ischemic cholangitis, another rare clinical entity, is also usually the result of a significant vascular and/or hypotensive insult to the biliary tree. We describe the first case of combined acute esophageal necrosis and ischemic cholangiopathy in a 62-year-old male who completely recovered from the esophageal injury but developed progressive liver failure from ischemic cholangiopathy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523070/a-curious-case-of-intestinal-diaphragm-disease-unmasked-by-perforation-of-a-duodenal-ulcer
#11
Mairéad McNally, Ion Cretu
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a common cause of intestinal injury. A variety of NSAID-induced injuries may occur including ulcers, erosions, colitis, strictures, and diaphragm disease. Diaphragm disease refers to the development of multiple thin, concentric, stenosing strictures in the intestine. Strictures occur most often in the midintestine and are thought to be pathognomonic of NSAID damage. They can lead to intermittent or complete bowel obstruction. Diagnosis may be elusive as there is nothing specific about NSAID-induced injury at endoscopy and histology is also nonspecific...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487744/atorvastatin-diltiazem-combination-induced-rhabdomyolysis-leading-to-diagnosis-of-hypothyroidism
#12
N D B Ehelepola, S M B Y Sathkumara, H M P A G S Bandara, K L R Kalupahana
Statins and hypothyroidism, independently, can rarely cause rhabdomyolysis. The combination of them especially with concurrent intake of drugs such as diltiazem increases the risk of rhabdomyolysis. Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rare condition associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and some patients with that can present with a stroke like picture. An elderly male who has been on atorvastatin for three years and on diltiazem for a week presented with sudden onset inability to walk and confusion. On examination muscle tenderness was noticed and creatine kinase levels indicated rhabdomyolysis which we attributed to atorvastatin...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487743/delirium-and-high-creatine-kinase-and-myoglobin-levels-related-to-synthetic-cannabinoid-withdrawal
#13
Ahmet Bulent Yazici, Esra Yazici, Atila Erol
Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are included in a group of drugs called new psychoactive substances. Effects of SCs on the central nervous system are similar to other cannabinoids, but 2-100 times more potent than marijuana. Thus, addiction and withdrawal symptoms are more severe than natural cannabinoids. Withdrawal symptoms of SCs were reported in the literature previously. But there is no report about SC withdrawal delirium and its treatment. Several studies reported that agonists of CB1 receptors play a role in GABA and glutamatergic neurotransmission, which is similar to the effects of alcohol on GABA and glutamatergic receptors...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487742/serum-cytokine-profile-in-a-patient-diagnosed-with-dysferlinopathy
#14
Svetlana F Khaiboullina, Ekaterina V Martynova, Sergey N Bardakov, Mikhail O Mavlikeev, Ivan A Yakovlev, Arthur A Isaev, Roman V Deev, Albert A Rizvanov
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2 (LGMD2B) is a mild form of dysferlinopathy, characterized by limb weakness and wasting. It is an autosomal recessive disease, with currently 140 mutations in the LGMD2B gene identified. Lack of functional dysferlin inhibits muscle fiber regeneration in voluntary muscles, the main pathological finding in LGMD2B patients. However, the immune system has been suggested to contribute to muscle cell death and tissue regeneration. Serum levels of 27 cytokines were evaluated in a dysferlinopathy patient...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479920/bacteremia-and-urinary-tract-infection-caused-by-chromobacterium-violaceum-case-reports-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kathmandu-nepal
#15
Narayan Dutt Pant, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Raju Bhandari, Uday Narayan Yadav, Dil Bahadur Saru, Manisha Sharma
Chromobacterium violaceum is ubiquitous in the environment of tropical and subtropical regions but the infections caused by this organism are rare and the urinary tract infections caused by it are even rarer. Due to the propensity for hematogenous spread leading to fatal sepsis, the infections caused by Chromobacterium violaceum have high mortality rate (65-80%) with death occurring in as less as one week of acquiring infection. So, prompt proper treatment is necessary for successful treatment of the infections but, due to the rarity of the infections caused by the organism, there is limited awareness among the clinicians regarding the infections caused by this organism...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479919/nasogastric-tube-feeding-induced-esophageal-bezoar-case-description
#16
Jad A Degheili, Mikhael G Sebaaly, Ali H Hallal
Background. Bezoars are well established entities causing gastrointestinal obstructions. Depending on the prominent constituent of these bezoars, the latter are divided into four subtypes: pharmacobezoars, lactobezoars, trichobezoars, and phytobezoars. Less frequently reported types of bezoars are reported including those formed secondary to nasogastric tube feeding with casein-based formulas. Case Presentation. A 69-year-old male presented following cardiac arrest postmyocardial infarction. Patient sustained anoxic brain injury after resuscitation, rendering him ventilator dependant along with nasogastric tube feeding, initially...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473857/severe-murine-typhus-presenting-with-acalculous-cholecystitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Nikolaos Spernovasilis, Constantinos Tsioutis, Maria Zafeiri, Georgios Hamilos, Achilleas Gikas
A 54-year-old otherwise healthy male, who was being evaluated for prolonged fever, developed clinical and ultrasonographic signs compatible with acute acalculous cholecystitis. Diagnosis of murine typhus was confirmed by serology and the patient was treated with doxycycline. He improved rapidly and all clinical and laboratory abnormalities returned to normal. The present case dictates that knowledge of the local epidemiology and keeping a high index of clinical suspicion can help recognize uncommon manifestations of murine typhus, in order to treat appropriately and avoid unnecessary investigations and interventions...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465689/reversible-inferolateral-st-segment-elevation-associated-with-small-bowel-obstruction
#18
Ankit Upadhyay, Sudheer Chauhan, Umair Jangda, Vipul Bodar, Ahmed Al-Chalabi
ST-segment elevation is an important and alarming electrocardiographic sign that necessitates immediate attention but does not always indicate that the primary pathology is cardiac in origin. It needs to be interpreted in the clinical context as several pathological conditions involving especially gastrointestinal tract may lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment as well as complications from invasive unnecessary interventions. We present two patients, a 64-year-old male and a 71-year-old female, who were admitted to the emergency room of a community-based hospital with similar complaints of worsening epigastric abdominal pain and were diagnosed later with small bowel obstruction...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424736/a-case-of-xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-associated-with-renoduodenal-fistula
#19
R Conor Holton-Burke, Mini Varughese
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare form of pyelonephritis associated with repeated infection, chronic inflammation, and obstruction. Various fistulas, including those to the intestine, are a known association with XGP. Here, a 55-year-old woman with a history of multiple previous renal calculi presented with dysuria and back pain. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a soft tissue density in her renal pelvis and perirenal space consistent with XGP along with a tract connecting the upper pole of her right kidney to the second portion of the duodenum...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424735/tongue-necrosis-secondary-to-giant-cell-arteritis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Rafael Alex Barbosa de Siqueira Sobrinho, Karolina Cayres Alvino de Lima, Helena Carvalho Moura, Mônica Modesto Araújo, Christyanne Maria Rodrigues Barreto de Assis, Pedro Alves da Cruz Gouveia
Giant cell arteritis is a form of vasculitis involving the medium- and large-sized arteries that chiefly affects older people. Clinical findings are headache, jaw claudication, fever, pain, and thickening of the temporal artery. The most feared complication is visual loss due to impairment of the ophthalmic artery and posterior ciliary arteries. This a case report of an 85-year-old male presenting with headache and jaw pain, who was admitted with tongue necrosis as an initial manifestation of giant cell arteritis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
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