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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209546/unilateral-cervical-lymphadenopathy-due-to-cladosporium-oxysporum-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
R D Jayasinghe, W A M U L Abeysinghe, P I Jayasekara, Y S Mohomed, B S M S Siriwardena
Phaeohyphomycosis is a fungal infection caused by Dermatiacae group of fungi, by Cladosporium spp. The term phaeohyphomycosis was introduced by Ajello et al. in 1974 to designate infections by brown pigmented filamentous fungi. Cladosporium oxysporum is a very rare etiological agent in humans. Phaeohyphomycosis of the cervical lymph node in an immunocompetent individual is a very rare clinical entity. To the best of our knowledge we report the first case of phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladosporium oxysporum in the absence of other systemic manifestations in a 16-year-old male...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204304/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-diagnostic-challenge-in-the-oral-cavity
#2
Mehmet Ali Altay, Alper Sindel, Öznur Özalp, Burak Kocabalkan, İrem Hicran Özbudak, Ramazan Erdem, Ozan Salim, Dale A Baur
Background: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disorder of the reticuloendothelial system with unknown etiology. This report aims to present a case of LCH with diffuse involvement of the oral cavity and to raise awareness of the distinguishing features of this diagnostically challenging entity. Case Report: A 26-year-old male patient presented with complaints of teeth mobility, intense pain, and difficulty in chewing. Intraoral and radiological examinations revealed generalized gingival hyperplasia and severe teeth mobility with widespread alveolar bone loss...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201480/cholesterol-granuloma-in-the-maxillary-sinus-are-endodontically-treated-teeth-involved-in-its-etiopathogenesis
#3
Silas Antonio Juvencio de Freitas Filho, Gilberto Gallo Esteves, Denise Tostes Oliveira
Cholesterol granuloma (CG) is a tissue reaction in response to the accumulation of cholesterol crystals rarely found in the maxillary sinus. The etiopathogenesis of maxillary sinus CG remains unclear. We reviewed the literature and added two new reports of cholesterol granuloma in maxillary sinus related to endodontically treated maxillary posterior teeth. The first report refers to a 45-year-old woman diagnosed with rhinitis, who was submitted to endodontic retreatment of maxillary molar, and subsequently showed maxillary sinus opacity with cystic appearance...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158936/smarca4-deficient-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-presenting-with-fatal-paraneoplastic-hypercalcemia-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient-first-report-in-a-male-patient
#4
Abbas Agaimy, Deike Strobel, Thomas Strecker
Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT), is a rare SMARCA4-driven aggressive malignancy of young age characteristically associated with paraneoplastic hypercalcemia. Comparable neoplasms/presentations have not been reported in males. A 39-year-old male heart transplant recipient (HTX 40 months previously) presented with multiple liver nodules and hypercalcemic crisis. The serum parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrp) was significantly elevated (241 pg/ml; reference value < 57)...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138703/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-of-the-inguinum-and-angiosarcoma-of-the-scalp-in-a-child-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#5
Marija Milković Periša, Tihana Džombeta, Jasminka Stepan Giljević, Božo Krušlin
Benign and malignant tumors are common in the setting of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) and angiosarcoma are rare tumors in children and adolescents and mostly occur in young patients in relation to NF1. Both histological types can be present in the same tumor mass in patients with NF1. We present a case of 12.5-year-old girl with NF1 who first presented with MPNST of the right inguinal region and 1.5 years later with unrelated angiosarcoma of the scalp.
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119031/pediatric-pulmonary-epstein-barr-virus-positive-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Eric X Wei, Roberto F Silva, James D Cotelingam, Rodney E Shackelford
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a common malignancy of childhood; however, a lung primary presentation is an uncommon finding, as is finding an association with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). We report the case of a 23-month-old female who developed EBV-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) that was initially thought to be pneumonia. Extensive tissue necrosis, focal angioinvasion, and angiodestruction were observed. She was refractory to various therapy regimens, subsequently developed DLBCL in the central nervous system, and eventually expired...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109888/melanotic-schwannomas-are-rarely-seen-pigmented-tumors-with-unpredictable-prognosis-and-challenging-diagnosis
#7
Elif Keskin, Sumeyye Ekmekci, Ozgur Oztekin, Gulden Diniz
Melanotic Schwannoma (MS) is rarely seen and potentially malignant neoplasm that is categorized as a variant of Schwannoma. MS most frequently involves intracranial structures followed by posterior nerve roots in the spinal canal. Approximately 50% of the cases with MS have psammomatous calcifications and this type of MS is related to Carney complex with autosomal dominant inheritance. Most cases of MS are benign, though 10% of them are malignant with metastatic potential. MS mimics melanoma and the differential diagnosis should be made excluding other melanin producing neoplasms especially melanoma...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093979/respiratory-epithelium-lined-cyst-of-the-maxilla-differential-diagnosis
#8
C P Martinelli-Kläy, S Chatelain, F Salvado, T Lombardi
Maxillary cysts, including the cysts lined by respiratory epithelium, can present a diagnostic challenge. We report an unusual case of a maxillary cyst on an endodontically treated tooth #16, in which the cavity was totally lined by a respiratory epithelium. The patient, a 35-year-old male, presented with a generalized chronic periodontitis and complained of a pain in the tooth #16 region. A periodontal pocket extending to the root apices with pus coming out from the gingival was found. A combined endodontic periodontal was observed on a panoramic radiography...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29085693/metastatic-melanoma-to-the-urinary-bladder-of-ocular-origin-accompanied-with-primary-cutaneous-melanoma-diagnostic-challenge-a-report-of-a-case
#9
Constantine Theocharides, Kyriakos Chatzopoulos, Dimitrios Papanikolaou, Vasileios Siokas, Ioannis Amplianitis, Athanasios Papanikolaou
Metastases of melanoma to the urinary bladder are infrequent. Even rarer are metastases to the urinary bladder from uveal melanoma, with only 3 cases published in the literature so far. Herein we present a case of a 77-year-old male patient who presented with metastatic melanoma to the urinary bladder. The patient's history included the diagnoses of uveal melanoma treated with radiation 25 years ago, as well as that of cutaneous melanoma diagnosed 7 years ago. The molecular study of the urinary bladder tumor specimen identified mutation of the GNAQ gene, which has been suggested to be an early molecular event in the pathogenetic course of over 80% of uveal melanomas...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929004/intraocular-plasmablastic-lymphoma-in-a-hiv-patient
#10
Carolline Fontes Alves Mariano, Glauce Lunardelli Trevisan, Antonio Augusto Velasco E Cruz, Fernando Chahud
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare B-cell lymphoma occurring mainly in HIV patients. The tumor frequently involves extranodal sites such as the oral cavity, nasal cavity, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and lungs. The neoplastic cells are characterized by a plasmablastic appearance and typical immunophenotype that indicates plasma cell differentiation. Herein, we report a case of intraocular involvement by plasmablastic lymphoma in a HIV patient with a long history of cytomegalovirus retinitis and loss of vision...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900550/bilateral-mesenchymal-hamartoma-of-the-chest-wall-in-a-3-month-old-boy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Mona Alfaraidi, Hossam Alaradati, Irfan Mamoun, Shamayel Mohammed
Mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall is a well-recognized but extremely rare entity. This entity is believed to be benign with no propensity for invasion or metastasis. Although the lesion manifests with alarming aggressive clinical, radiological, and histological features, it is considered benign and carries an excellent outcome. Therefore it is important to recognize this benign entity to avoid the possible misdiagnosis of malignancy and the unnecessary use of chemotherapy. We present a case of bilateral multifocal mesenchymal hamartomas of the chest wall in a male infant and a literature review of this entity...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894617/idiopathic-myointimal-hyperplasia-of-mesenteric-veins-of-the-ileum-and-colon-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
#12
Sharon J Song, Stuti G Shroff
Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of the mesenteric veins (IMHMV) is a rare disease characterized by intimal smooth muscle proliferation, leading to the thickening of small to medium-sized mesenteric veins. This vascular disease mimics inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinically and endoscopically, while showing ischemic mucosal changes without the classic features of IBD on biopsy. Given the mixed picture, this entity is frequently misdiagnosed. Surgical resection of the diseased bowel segment reveals the true etiology of the pathology and is curative...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894616/esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-presenting-with-streptococcus-intermedius-cerebral-abscess
#13
Rabih Nayfe, Mustafa S Ascha, Esther H Rehmus
BACKGROUND: Cerebral abscess is caused by inoculation of an organism into the brain parenchyma from a site distant from the central nervous system. Streptococcus intermedius (S. intermedius) is a commensal organism that is normally present in the aerodigestive tract and was reported to be the cause of brain abscesses after esophageal dilatation or upper endoscopy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 53-year-old female who presented with hematemesis and melena followed by left-sided weakness...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890838/adenocarcinoma-ex-goblet-cell-carcinoid-of-appendix-two-case-reports
#14
Yu-Ting Wang, Yi-Ru Li, Tuan-Ying Ke
Adenocarcinoma ex goblet cell carcinoid is a rare tumor incidentally found in specimens of appendicitis. Most patients present with acute abdomen, similar to acute appendicitis. Here we present two cases, which were found incidentally after operation. We give a brief summary about clinical and biological behavior of this entity.
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852578/calciphylaxis-of-the-postmenopausal-female-breast-an-uncommonly-encountered-mimic-of-carcinoma
#15
Aaron G Novotny, Ashley B Simpson, Melinda A Kral, Benjamin C Calhoun, Amy E Cocco, Steven D Billings, Susan K Miller, Paulette L Lebda, Charles D Sturgis
Calciphylaxis is a serious medical condition that is typically associated with end-stage renal disease and presents as the sequelae of calcifications in arterioles with subsequent ischemia of affected tissues. Classically, calciphylaxis produces ulcerated and necrotic skin lesions. These may be biopsied to aid in confirmation of the diagnosis. Herein we report a case of a large necrotic breast lesion in the clinical setting of calciphylaxis, and we emphasize that a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management is important to avoid unnecessary oncological resection...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848684/a-rare-case-of-cutaneous-plasmacytosis-in-a-korean-male
#16
Corey Georgesen, Meenal Kheterpal, Melissa Pulitzer
Cutaneous and systemic plasmacytosis are reactive disease processes that occur in middle-aged Japanese and Chinese men. Systemic plasmacytosis, defined by plasmacytic infiltration of two organ systems, might rarely progress to lymphoma. Cutaneous plasmacytosis, however, is chronic and benign and is characterized by the development of multiple plasma cell-rich infiltrates in the skin. We present a case of cutaneous plasmacytosis in a 46-year-old Korean male. The patient demonstrated classic features of the disease entity, including disseminated red-brown plaques, differentiated plasmacytoid infiltrates on biopsy, hypergammaglobulinemia, and the absence of systemic disease...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840050/gastric-medullary-carcinoma-with-sporadic-mismatch-repair-deficiency-and-a-tp53-r273c-mutation-an-unusual-case-with-wild-type-braf
#17
Brett M Lowenthal, Theresa W Chan, John A Thorson, Kaitlyn J Kelly, Thomas J Savides, Mark A Valasek
Medullary carcinoma has long been recognized as a subtype of colorectal cancer associated with microsatellite instability and Lynch syndrome. Gastric medullary carcinoma is a very rare neoplasm. We report a 67-year-old male who presented with a solitary gastric mass. Total gastrectomy revealed a well-demarcated, poorly differentiated carcinoma with an organoid growth pattern, pushing borders, and abundant peritumoral lymphocytic response. The prior cytology was cellular with immunohistochemical panel consistent with upper gastrointestinal/pancreaticobiliary origin...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785500/pulse-granulomas-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-and-gallbladder-report-of-five-cases
#18
Tom C DeRoche, Gregory A Gates, Aaron R Huber
Hyaline rings with admixed multinucleated giant cells characterize pulse granulomas; the term pulse refers to edible seeds of legume vegetables. The etiology has been controversial, with theories including vascular degenerative changes or a reaction to vegetable material; ultrastructural studies and experimentally induced lesions in animals favor the latter. This lesion is typically seen in the oral cavity, with only rare reports in the gastrointestinal tract and gallbladder. We herein describe five cases of pulse granulomas identified in these sites...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751996/leiomyosarcoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-mature-cystic-teratoma-of-the-ovary
#19
Tip Pongsuvareeyakul, Kornkanok Sukpan, Somjet Chaicharoen, Surapan Khunamornpong
The occurrence of malignant transformation in mature cystic teratoma of the ovary is rare, with squamous cell carcinoma being the most common histologic type. Sarcomatous transformation has been rarely described in the literature. We present a case of leiomyosarcoma with a minor component of squamous cell carcinoma arising in mature cystic teratoma of ovary in a 65-year-old woman. The malignant tumor showed two distinct components of sarcomatous and invasive epithelial elements, which were confirmed by immunostaining...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698815/glomangioma-of-the-kidney-a-rare-case-of-glomus-tumor-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Ammar Almaghrabi, Nizar Almaghrabi, Haneen Al-Maghrabi
BACKGROUND: Glomus tumors are rare mesenchymal tumors originating from glomus bodies in the skin. Glomus tumors of the kidney are rare tumors and only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature. An extensive search revealed a very limited number of primary renal glomus tumors. Although most of these cases were benign in nature, including a case with uncertain diagnosis of malignant potential, two were malignant. CASE REPORT: We present a unique case of a 57-year-old male patient with an incidentally discovered 2 cm left renal mass...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
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