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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951741/lone-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-isolated-chest-wall-malignancy
#1
Joseph Allencherril, Sebastian Bruera, Ronan Allencherril, Richard J Hamill
Herein we describe the case of an elderly diabetic gentleman presenting with a two-week history of dyspnea and nonproductive cough, found to have a large left anterolateral chest wall mass. Further characterization through computed tomography (CT) of the chest revealed a soft tissue mass in the left anterior lower hemithorax found to be hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The liver, spleen, and pancreas were unremarkable. Diagnostic labs were unremarkable. The patient had no history of hepatitis, alcohol abuse, or illicit substance use...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912822/a-rare-case-of-cavitary-lesion-of-the-lung-caused-by-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#2
Muhammad Kashif, Rizwan Ahmed Dudekula, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an atypical bacterium that most commonly causes upper respiratory tract infections, but it can also cause pneumonia, referred to as "walking pneumonia." Although cavitary lesions are present in a wide variety of infectious and noninfectious processes, those attributable to M. pneumoniae are extremely uncommon; thus, to date, epidemiological studies are lacking. Here, we present a rare case of a 20-year-old male, referred to us from a psychiatric facility for evaluation of a cough, who was found to have a cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912821/thyrotoxicosis-and-choledocholithiasis-masquerading-as-thyroid-storm
#3
Christian L Horn, Patricia A Short
A 26-year-old female, thirteen months postpartum, presented to the emergency department for four weeks of epigastric abdominal pain, pruritus, new onset jaundice, and 11.3 kgs (25 lbs) unintentional weight loss. On examination, she was afebrile, tachycardic, alert, and oriented and had jaundice with scleral icterus. Labs were significant for undetectable TSH, FT4 that was too high to measure, and elevated total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and transaminases. Abdominal ultrasound revealed cholelithiasis without biliary ductal dilation...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912820/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-with-myocarditis-and-ventricular-tachycardia
#4
Ramy Magdy Hanna, Eduardo Lopez, James Wilson
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is a pulmonary-renal syndrome affecting small and medium sized blood vessels. The disease has a prevalence in studies ranging from 3 to 15.7 cases per 100,000, with a noted increasing incidence and prevalence in more recent studies. Pulmonary manifestations include hemorrhage, lung cavitary lesions, and pulmonary fibrosis. Within the kidney, GPA is known to cause rapidly progressive pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912819/large-subcapsular-splenic-hematoma-with-a-large-pancreatic-pseudocyst-was-successfully-treated-with-splenic-arterial-embolization-and-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-drainage-of-pancreatic-pseudocyst
#5
Song Zhang, Fei Liu, Heena Buch, Guifang Xu, Lei Wang
Subcapsular splenic hematoma is a rare complication of pancreatitis. The management for subcapsular splenic hematoma remains controversial. We herein report a case of a large subcapsular splenic hematoma with a large pancreatic pseudocyst, which was successfully treated with splenic arterial embolization and ultrasound- (US-) guided percutaneous drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst, for the first time. A 44-year-old male suffered from recurrent abdominal pain for more than two years. He had previous 3 episodes of pancreatitis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912818/a-successfully-treated-case-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-causing-severe-anemia-and-localized-peritonitis-showing-angina-pectoris-resulting-in-watershed-cerebral-infarction
#6
Yoshihide Sehara, Yuka Hayashi, Kenichi Ohya, Naoki Kaneko, Mikio Sawada
Ischemic stroke following acute myocardial infarction is a rare but a serious complication. Because the pathophysiology of stroke is dynamic, it is often hard to identify the cause of stroke. Here, we present the case of a 75-year-old man with ischemic stroke following angina pectoris caused by severe anemia and localized peritonitis due to gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small intestine. On admission, he showed consciousness disturbance, fever, and left hemiplegia. The electrocardiogram on admission showed ST-segment depression in V2 to V6 which was normalized 4 hours later...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900445/anaphylactoid-purpura-associated-with-streptococcal-cellulitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Yuko Saito, Susumu Ookawara, Hisataka Uchima, Takeshi Ishida, Masafumi Kakei, Hitoshi Sugawara
A 54-year-old Japanese man noticed painful swelling and redness of his left leg. He was admitted for treatment of cellulitis, which was accompanied with increased anti-streptolysin O and anti-streptokinase titers in his clinical course. After Piperacillin/Tazobactam administration, the skin lesion resolved. However, the patient then developed arthritis, palpable purpura, and intermittent abdominal pain, later found to be secondary to a severe duodenal ulcer. He was diagnosed with cellulitis-associated anaphylactoid purpura and was given prednisolone, which dramatically improved his symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900444/more-than-a-decade-of-misdiagnosis-of-alternating-hemiplegia-of-childhood-with-catastrophic-outcome
#8
Hussein Algahtani, Bashair Ibrahim, Bader Shirah, Ahmad Aldarmahi, Ahad Abdullah
Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a distinct clinical disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of hemiplegia, abnormal ocular movement, and progressive developmental delay. It is an extremely rare genetic disorder related to ATP1A3 gene mutations. In this paper, we present a case of AHC in which the diagnosis was missed for many years until severe hypoxic brain insult occurred from prolonged status epilepticus. Not only we are presenting an interesting clinical entity and radiological images, but also we are shedding the light on a rare genetic disease with catastrophic sequelae...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900443/hsv-1-encephalitis-high-index-of-clinical-suspicion-prompt-diagnosis-and-early-therapeutic-intervention-are-the-triptych-of-success-report-of-two-cases-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#9
Dimitrios Patoulias, Georgios Gavriiloglou, Konstantinos Kontotasios, Mairi Tzakri, Petros Keryttopoulos, Christos Koutras
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) encephalitis is an acute infectious disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS), usually affecting the limbic structures, the median temporal cortex, and the orbitofrontal regions. Its annual incidence has significantly increased over the last 20 years and the mortality rate is 7%, if early diagnosed and treated, and 70%, if left untreated, while it is associated with high rates of morbidity. It should be noted that even when Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis seems normal, imaging studies are not specific and HSV Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test is negative; the clinician should be more aggressive, if clinical presentation is indicative for HSV encephalitis, by administrating acyclovir early after patient's admission...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894468/a-case-of-immediate-hypersensitivity-reaction-to-maltitol
#10
Ana Rodríguez Trabado, Carmen Cámara Hijón, José Antonio García-Trujillo, Irene Magriz Trascón, Luis Miguel Fernández Pereira
BACKGROUND: Maltitol is a sugar alcohol that is frequently used as a noncaloric sweetener, although it is also used as an excipient, a plasticizer in gelatin capsules, and an emollient. It has not been previously described as an agent involved in immediate hypersensitivity reactions. METHODS: We report on an anaphylactoid reaction with pharyngeal occlusion suffered by a 60-year-old man after ingestion of a candy containing maltitol syrup. A prick-to-prick test was performed with the candy and maltitol powder...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890727/popliteal-artery-entrapment-or-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome
#11
Christopher Gaunder, Brandon McKinney, Jessica Rivera
Diagnosis of lower limb pain in an athlete can be a challenging task due to the variety of potential etiologies and ambiguity of presenting symptoms. Five of the most commonly encountered causes of limb pain in athletes are chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), tibial stress fractures, soleal sling syndrome, and popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES). Of these, the least frequent but potentially most serious of the pathologies is PAES. With an incidence of less than 1% seen in living subject studies, the condition is rare...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883834/ameloblastic-fibroodontoma-uncommon-case-presentation-in-a-6-year-old-child-with-review-of-the-literature
#12
Anshad Mohamed Abdulla, G Sivadas, L K Surej Kumar, C S Sheejith Hari Peeceeyen, Vaishnavi Vedam
Ameloblastic fibroodontoma is a benign mixed odontogenic neoplasm considered in patients with asymptomatic swelling and unerupted teeth that exhibit histologic features between ameloblastic fibroma and complex odontoma. Radiographically, this lesion appears as radiolucency admixed with focal radio opaque masses of irregular shapes and sizes. This lesion is confirmed by the presence of proliferating odontogenic epithelium, ectomesenchyme, and dental hard tissue formation on pathological analysis supplementing clinical and radiographic findings...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839454/donor-cell-origin-high-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome-synchronous-with-an-intracranial-meningioma-like-tumor-8-years-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#13
G Brás, C Pinho-Vaz, A Campos
Secondary neoplasias are well known consequences of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for a primary cancer. In this report, we describe two rare secondary neoplasias occurring in the same patient: a meningioma-like intracranial tumor and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) of donor-cells origin, both diagnosed simultaneously, 8 years after an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Due to an engraftment failure during the first allo-HSCT of a matched related donor for CLL treatment, the salvage treatment was a second allo-HSCT...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828007/a-challenging-diagnosis-of-igg4-related-disease-when-understanding-limitations-of-laboratory-testing-was-pivotal
#14
Victoria Y Y Xu, Mary Bell, Alireza Zahirieh, Janey Hsiao, Kevin Higgins, Zeina Ghorab, Arthur Bookman, Pak Cheung Chan
A 76-year-old man was incidentally found on a CT scan to have lymphadenopathy and bilateral kidney enlargement suggestive of infiltrative renal disease. He was largely asymptomatic but had bilateral salivary and lacrimal gland enlargement. A grossly elevated serum IgG (>70 g/L) with concomitant suppression of other immunoglobulins, a small IgG restriction, and a parotid biopsy revealing lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate with slight kappa light chain excess all suggested a lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD)...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819362/recurrent-csf-rhinorrhea-misdiagnosed-as-chronic-allergic-rhinitis-with-subsequent-development-of-bacterial-meningitis
#15
Michael T Ulrich, Lawrence K Loo, Michael B Ing
INTRODUCTION: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea results from an abnormal communication of the dura mater to the nasal mucosa. The majority of cases of CSF rhinorrhea are the result of trauma or surgery involving the skull base. Spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea is a rare clinical entity with increased risk of ascending infection. Delay in diagnosis places the patient at risk of developing meningitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old African American female with significant medical history of obesity and hypertension presented to the emergency department with headache, altered level of consciousness, fever, and neck stiffness...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819361/unilateral-headache-status-after-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-placement
#16
Garret M Weber, Alan L Gass, Shalvi B Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation is a catheter-based treatment for coronary artery disease and decompensated heart failure to increase coronary blood flow and improve cardiac output. IABP is generally well tolerated, and complications are usually related to peripheral vasculature or red blood cell and platelet consumption. The usual insertion site via femoral artery renders the patient bedbound. Recently, axillary artery has been used in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease and documented small arteries or in those awaiting transplant to ensure ambulation and prevent deconditioning...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798774/multiple-osteolytic-lesions-causing-hypercalcemia-a-rare-presentation-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Ubaid, Syeda Taliya Rizvi
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is characterized by unchecked proliferation of malignant lymphoblasts which replaces the normal bone marrow culminating in anemia due to red blood cells inadequacy as well as in easy bruising/bleeding secondary to insufficient platelets production. Even the white blood cells which are produced excessively are immature and abnormal. ALL is the most common hematological malignancy in children. Most commonly, patients present with lymphadenopathy, recurrent infections, bleeding, fatigue, and bone pains...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791051/a-unique-case-for-spinal-cord-stimulation-successful-treatment-of-small-fiber-neuropathy-pain-using-multiple-spinal-cord-stimulators
#18
Maxim Eckmann, Alexander Papanastassiou, Mark Awad
Spinal cord stimulators have commonly been used to treat multiple pain conditions. This case report represents a unique case of using multiple spinal cord stimulators for widespread small fiber neuropathy pain. This case report concerns patient JJ who first presented with generalized neuropathic pain. His pain was an intermittent burning, stinging quality that originally focused in both of his feet and progressed to include his legs and arms and eventually involved his entire body. The pain would last moments to hours at least daily...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785284/torsion-of-atypical-meckel-s-diverticulum-treated-by-laparoscopic-assisted-surgery
#19
Atsushi Kohga, Kimihiro Yamashita, Yuto Hasegawa, Kiyoshige Yajima, Takuya Okumura, Jun Isogaki, Kenji Suzuki, Akihiro Kawabe, Akira Komiyama
INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the intestine, with an incidence of 2~4%. Of those, only 2% of patients with MD are symptomatic. Torsion of MD is extremely rare, and only a dozen cases have been previously reported. CASE REPORT: The patient was a 49-year-old male who presented to our emergency room with a chief complaint of lower abdominal pain. Computed tomography imaging revealed an irregular polycystic mass connected to the small intestine that measured 7...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785283/secondary-syphilis-presenting-as-glossodynia-plaques-en-prairie-fauch%C3%A3-e-and-a-split-papule-at-the-oral-commissure-case-report-and-review
#20
Walter de Araujo Eyer-Silva, Maria Alessandra Leite Freire, Cecília Angelina Horta-Araujo, Guilherme Almeida Rosa da Silva, Jorge Francisco da Cunha Pinto, Fernando Raphael de Almeida Ferry
Syphilis has been coined "the great imitator" due to its extreme heterogeneity of presentation and mimicry of other conditions. Therefore, it is essential that physicians be familiar with the full spectrum of its manifestations. Syphilis may also lead to oral lesions that, occasionally, are unaccompanied by concomitant tegumentary findings. Such patients will pose unique diagnostic challenges. We report the case of a 45-year-old HIV-infected male patient in whom secondary syphilis presented with burning mouth and dysgeusia that progressed to glossodynia and odynophagia...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
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