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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819362/recurrent-csf-rhinorrhea-misdiagnosed-as-chronic-allergic-rhinitis-with-subsequent-development-of-bacterial-meningitis
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761444/seronegative-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-clinically-challenging-difficult-diagnosis
#7
Jagannath M Sherigar, Arefiev Yavgeniy, Debra Guss, Nhu Ngo, Smruti Mohanty
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a complex liver disease of unknown cause which results in immune-mediated liver injury with varied clinical presentations. Seronegative AIH follows a similar course to autoantibody-positive disease and diagnosis may be challenging. There are no single serologic tests of sufficient diagnostic specificity, and delay in appropriate treatment may lead to progression of the liver disease and liver failure. The revised conventional diagnostic criteria (RDC) scoring for AIH is complex and not routinely used in the clinical practice...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757876/a-case-of-atopic-myelitis-with-cervical-cavernous-angioma
#8
Miyuki Fukuda, Hiroaki Manabe, Nobuhiro Sasaki, Masayuki Kuroda, Minoru Hoshimaru, Shigeo Ueda
Atopic myelitis, a type of myelitis which appears in patients with elevated serum levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE), occurs more commonly in the cervical spinal cord, but this mechanism has not yet been elucidated. Herein, we experienced a case of atopic myelitis developed during the growth of cervical cavernous angioma caused by bleeding. A 37-year-old woman suffered from hand swelling caused by a house cat licking. At the same time when cavernous angioma had grown, she experienced a numbness in her four extremities, and multifocal peritumoral hyperintense spinal cord signals were seen...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757875/acute-appendicitis-an-extracolonic-manifestation-of-clostridium-difficile-colitis
#9
Ali Ridha, Shoaib M Safiullah, Sarah Al-Abayechi, Amin Ur Rehman Nadeem
The current report is the case of a 30-year-old male patient who presented with symptomatology suggestive of appendicitis. However, careful history-taking and laboratory tests led to the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile colitis, resulting in successful nonsurgical management of this patient. Although both appendicitis and C. difficile colitis are common conditions, they are rarely diagnosed concurrently. This is reflected by paucity of literature describing this manifestation. Given this current presentation, the authors contend that the manifestation of extracolonic colitis within the appendix is possibly underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed as an acute appendicitis and thus potentially results in unnecessary surgical intervention...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757874/a-rare-case-of-primary-bilateral-adrenal-lymphoma
#10
Veeraraghavan Meyyur Aravamudan, Phang Kee Fong, Yang Shiyao Sam, Pavel Singh, Siok-Bian Ng, Gollamudi Satya Pavan Kumar
Lymphoma may involve the adrenal glands, but primary lymphoma is rare. Only a few cases have been reported in medical literature. Primary adrenal lymphoma is extremely rare, accounting for <1% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. We here present a case of a middle-aged female who presented with persistent fever for three weeks. She also reported significant weight loss of more than 10 kgs over the duration of three months. Computed tomography of the thorax and abdomen and pelvis demonstrated bilateral adrenal masses...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751916/sertoli-leydig-cell-tumor-with-concurrent-rhabdomyosarcoma-three-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#11
Trisha Plastini, Arthur Staddon
Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumors (SLCTs) make up <1% of all ovarian tumors and are benign or malignant, androgen-secreting tumors. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a heterogeneous group of malignant tumors that resemble developing skeletal muscle. There have been case reports of patients with concurrent SLCT and RMS with limited treatment options. We aim to demonstrate treatment strategies used in our patients, which seemed to have prolonged survival when compared to prior case reports of patients not cured by surgical resection...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740509/multiple-bony-injuries-on-bone-scan-in-a-case-of-unsuspected-child-abuse
#12
Ya-Wen Chuang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Chin-Chuan Chang, Chia-Yang Lin, Hsiu-Lan Chu, Ying-Fong Huang, Yu-Chang Tyan
This case is described of an eleven-month-old infant with lower limbs swelling and the left elbow skeletal malformation following a fall. The radionuclide bone scan was performed to exclude bone infection or congenital skeletal anomaly. The images unexpectedly showed multiple increased radioactive foci throughout the whole body. It was a strong probability of child abuse. All lesions are readily apparent on the following plain film radiographs and MRI.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713431/an-unexpected-cause-of-bradycardia-in-a-patient-with-bacterial-meningitis
#13
Petros Ioannou, Magdalini Velegraki, Stella Soundoulounaki, Achilleas Gikas, Diamantis P Kofteridis
Sinus bradycardia which is a sinus rhythm with a resting heart rate of less than 60 bpm is caused by intrinsic cardiac disorders like sick sinus syndrome or inferior myocardial infarction, metabolic and environmental causes (such as hypothyroidism and electrolyte disorders), medications (such as beta-blockers and amiodarone), infection (such as myocarditis), increased intracranial pressure, and toxic exposure, while it can sometimes be a normal phenomenon, especially during sleep, in athletes, and during pregnancy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713430/incidental-thrombus-in-transit-causing-embolic-stroke
#14
Brian Malm, Paul Hermany, Alan Morrison
Thrombus in transit leading to paradoxical systemic arterial embolism is a rare echocardiographic finding in patients presenting with embolic stroke. We present a case of a patient who had an atrial thrombus in transit discovered incidentally and later suffered a fatal stroke. Etiologies of cardioembolic stroke and the use of echocardiography in diagnosis and management are briefly discussed.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713429/treatment-of-severe-refractory-hematuria-due-to-radiation-induced-hemorrhagic-cystitis-with-dexamethasone
#15
José Carlos Rodrigues Nascimento, Márcio Wilker Soares Campelo, Iuri Arruda Aragão, José Fernando Bastos de Moura, Lúcio Flávio Gonzaga Silva, Reinaldo Barreto Oriá
Treatment of pelvic neoplasms with radiotherapy may develop sequelae, especially RHC. An 85-year-old male patient was admitted to a hospital emergency with gross hematuria leading to urinary retention and was diagnosed with RHC. The urinary bladder was probed, unobstructed, and maintained in continuous three-way saline irrigation. During 45 days of hospitalization, the patient underwent two cystoscopic procedures for urinary bladder flocculation, whole blood transfusions, and one platelet apheresis. None of these interventions led to clinical resolution...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684961/natural-history-of-invasive-papillary-breast-carcinoma-followed-for-10-years-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Yong Joon Suh, Hyukjai Shin, Tae Jung Kwon
Diachronic research on untreated breast cancer completely depends on past medical records when no more recent, advanced methods are available. Herein, we report a case of invasive papillary breast carcinoma followed for 10 years in a 59-year-old woman who refused any treatment. The diagnosis was based on core needle biopsies. At the patient's first visit in July 2006, the tumor measured 10.4 × 7.2 × 3.5 cm. It was staged as IIIB (T4bN1). In May 2016, the tumor was staged as IIIC (T4bN3a). In the past 10 years, the tumor has increased to 12...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656049/systemic-embolization-from-an-unusual-intracardiac-mass-in-the-left-ventricular-outflow-tract
#17
Kelechukwu U Okoro, Timothy R Larsen, John C Lystash
Endocarditis can affect any endocardial surface; in the vast majority of cases, the cardiac valves are involved. It is exceedingly rare to develop infective endocarditis on the endocardium of the left ventricular outflow tract due to the high velocity of blood that traverses this area. Herein, we present a rare case of left ventricular outflow tract endocarditis that likely occurred secondary to damage to the aortic valve leaflets (from healed prior aortic valve endocarditis) causing a high velocity aortic valve regurgitant jet that impinged upon the interventricular septum which damaged the endocardium and resulted in a fibrotic "jet lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642793/repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-with-thrombosed-infrarenal-component-a-modified-hybrid-technique-without-aortic-cross-clamping
#18
Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Khaled J Zaza, Muhammad Anees Sharif, Samer Koussayer
The authors report the successful repair of a Crawford type III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) with a thrombosed infrarenal component using a modified hybrid technique without aortic clamping in a high-risk patient. A 64-year-old male with a history of hypertension, diabetes, and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented with acute on chronic backache and bilateral short distance claudication. A computerized tomography scan demonstrated a large, nonleaking Crawford type III TAAA with thrombosed infrarenal component of the aneurysm...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634493/an-exceptional-case-of-intraparotid-plexiform-neurofibroma-originating-from-autonomic-fibers-of-the-auriculotemporal-nerve
#19
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
#20
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
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