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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635683/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-with-pulmonary-involvement-and-atypical-skin-lesion
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Cyndi Myrelle da Silva Barros Romão, Cláudio José Dos Santos Júnior, Luiz Arthur Calheiros Leite, Maria Jordana Rocha Gomes Alves, Nathalia Silva Araújo, Anderson F L Castro, Muriel Silva Moura, Vitória Mikaelly da Silva Gomes, Arthur Moacir Costa Sampaio Batinga, João Antonio S Queiroz, Natanael Barbosa Dos Santos
BACKGROUND Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematodermic malignancy neoplasm with highly aggressive course and poor prognosis. This disease typically presents with cutaneous involvement as the first manifestation, with subsequent or simultaneous spread to bone marrow and peripheral blood.  CASE REPORT Here, we report the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented a violaceus skin lesion on the lateral region of the right thigh, weight loss, fever, and lymphadenopathies. Computed tomography (CT) displayed thoracic and abdominal lymph node and alveolar bleeding...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630395/cerebral-infarction-by-paradoxical-gas-embolism-during-laparoscopic-liver-resection-with-injury-of-the-hepatic-vessels-in-a-patient-without-a-right-to-left-systemic-shunt
#2
Toshiyasu Kawahara, Masahiro Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Mariko Tanaka, Koji Imai, Jun Sawada, Takayuki Kunisawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa
BACKGROUND Carbon dioxide (CO2) is believed to be the safest gas for laparoscopic surgery, which is a standard procedure. We experienced severe cerebral infarction caused by paradoxical CO2 embolism during laparoscopic liver resection with injury of the hepatic vessels despite the absence of a right-to-left systemic shunt. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in the right hepatic lobe secondary to alcoholic liver disease. We planned the laparoscopy-assisted liver resection...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626212/a-huge-subcutaneous-hematoma-in-an-adult-with-kasabach-merritt-syndrome
#3
Kuan-Lin Wu, Chiung-Ying Liao, Chen-Kuang Chang, Shang-Yun Ho, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Yuan-Chun Huang
BACKGROUND Kasabach-Merritt syndrome is a potentially fatal disease that consists of hemangioma(s) with thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and coagulopathy. Extensive hemangiomatosis is rare. We present the radiological features and treatment strategy of a young adult suffering from Kasabach-Merritt syndrome with widespread hemangiomas and an infected huge hematoma in the right thigh. CASE REPORT A 33-year-old Taiwanese male presented with a painful 20-cm mass over his right thigh and gross hematuria for 2 days...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623248/dieulafoy-s-lesion-of-the-anal-canal-a-rare-cause-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#4
Ahmed Khalid, Husham Abdelrahman, Syed Muhammad Ali, Ejaz Ahmed Latif, Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar
BACKGROUND Dieulafoy's lesion of the anal canal is an uncommon cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding due to rupture of a submucosal artery. This could be an under-recognized cause of hemorrhagic shock in rare cases. CASE REPORT We present 2 cases admitted with bleeding per rectum and hemorrhagic shock, and both were diagnosed as Dieulafoy's lesion of the anal canal on sigmoidoscopy. One case was treated surgically and the second was managed endoscopically. CONCLUSIONS Dieulafoy's lesion of the anal canal can be a source of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding...
June 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620153/premature-labor-and-neonatal-septicemia-caused-by-capnocytophaga-ochracea
#5
Abdullah A Alhifany, Thamer A Almangour, Deanne E Tabb, David H Levine
BACKGROUND Capnocytophaga ochracea is a gram-negative anaerobic organism commonly found in human oral flora. It is characteristically sensitive to beta-lactams and resistant to aminoglycosides. CASE REPORT A 23-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain and was admitted for premature labor at 24-weeks of gestation. At presentation, the cervix was closed and the membrane was intact; however, contractions continued, the membrane subsequently ruptured before receiving any steroids or magnesium, and the mother gave birth to a 540-gram female baby...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615616/early-stage-mucinous-ovarian-adenocarcinoma-with-extensive-clotting-in-a-previously-healthy-young-female-patient-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-relatively-uncommon-disease
#6
Suchin R Khanna, Brave Nguyen, Mahmoud Charif
BACKGROUND Mucinous ovarian adenocarcinoma is one of the less common epithelial cancers of the ovaries, and typically does not occur in younger women. Nearly all mucinous ovarian adenocarcinomas present with early-stage disease without significant sequelae of cancer, such as clotting. Anchoring bias is a common problem in medicine that has been shown to significantly affect physician decision-making. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 24-year-old healthy female Chinese immigrant with no significant past medical history, who presented with a subacute history of nonproductive cough and shortness of breath with exertion...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611348/early-detection-of-subclinical-aortic-valve-endocarditis-with-the-cardiomems-heart-failure-system
#7
Sinan Sarsam, Georgy Kaspar, Shukri David, Marcel Zughaib
BACKGROUND The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System is a well validated tool to optimize management of systolic and diastolic heart failure and has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization by 37%. We are reporting a unique case of acute aortic valve insufficiency as a first sign of endocarditis, detected early in a patient with the CardioMEMS device. CASE REPORT A 79-year-old man with dual bioprosthetic mitral and aortic valve replacement and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy had a CardioMEMS Heart Failure System implanted 2 months following valve replacement surgery...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607332/massive-ischemic-stroke-due-to-pulmonary-barotrauma-and-cerebral-artery-air-embolism-during-commercial-air-travel
#8
Sara Farshchi Zarabi, Matteo Parotto, Rita Katznelson, James Downar
BACKGROUND Air embolism into the systemic arterial circulation secondary to pulmonary barotrauma has rarely been reported. Herein, we report the clinical course of an extremely rare presentation of cerebral air embolism likely due to ruptured pulmonary bullae during commercial air travel. CASE REPORT A 65-year-old man suddenly became unconscious during an airplane descent. Upon landing, he was immediately transferred to the nearest emergency department where he was intubated for airway protection. His head CT angiogram showed multiple air pockets in the right parietal lobe suspicious for multiple air emboli...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600484/perinatal-case-of-fatal-simpson-golabi-behmel-syndrome-with-hyperplasia-of-seminiferous-tubules
#9
Nives Zimmermann, Jerzy Stanek
BACKGROUND Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS) is a rare X-linked recessive syndrome characterized by fetal overgrowth. CASE REPORT We present a case of a male infant with SGBS. Abnormal prenatal ultrasound (including congenital diaphragmatic hernia) prompted microarray testing of amniotic fluid cells, which showed deletion on chromosome Xq26.2 affecting the glypican-3 gene consistent with SGBS type I. The infant died six hours after birth and at autopsy showed features of SGBS, including macrosomia, organomegaly, diaphragmatic hernia with consequent pulmonary hypoplasia, cleft palate, large tongue with a midline groove, a supernumerary nipple, Meckel's diverticulum, and abnormal phalanges...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596512/paricalcitol-as-an-antiproteinuric-agent-can-result-in-the-deterioration-of-renal-and-heart-function-in-a-patient-with-fabry-disease
#10
Tajda Keber, Martin Tretjak, Andreja Cokan Vujkovac, Marija Mravljak, Katja Ravber, Bojan Vujkovac
BACKGROUND Fabry disease is a rare and progressive X-linked inherited disorder of glycosphingolipid metabolism that is due to deficient or absent lysosomal a-galactosidase A activity. Among its other associated signs and symptoms, patients present with renal failure and proteinuria, which are markers of disease progression. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockers can slow the progression of chronic renal failure and proteinuria. In fact, some studies have shown the beneficial effects of paricalcitol on proteinuria...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592788/levamisole-induced-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-with-negative-serology-in-a-cocaine-user
#11
Mashal Salehi, Michael P Morgan, Abigail Gabriel
BACKGROUND Levamisole is a common adulterant of cocaine. It can cause agranulocytosis and cutaneous vasculitis that can possibly lead to cutaneous necrosis. In all reported cases of levamisole-induced vasculitis, it has been described as a clinical syndrome characterized by a constellation of typical clinical features and a positive serum serology for ANCA levels, especially very high-titer p-ANCA levels, in the background of cocaine abuse. However, patients may have a negative serology and here, we present the first such case...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588153/gastric-dilatation-and-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-in-a-child-with-prader-willi-syndrome
#12
Clara Blat, Elisenda Busquets, Teresa Gili, Assumpta Caixàs, Elisabeth Gabau, Raquel Corripio
BACKGROUND Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by initial muscular hypotonia and feeding difficulties, and later an insatiable appetite, hyperphagia and obesity along with mild to moderate intellectual impairment. Affected individuals' food-seeking behavior and suspected delayed gastric emptying can lead to gastric dilatation with subsequent necrosis and perforation. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome at neonatal age due to muscular hypotonia, who started growth hormone therapy at 20 months...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584225/synchronous-gastrointestinal-carcinoid-tumor-and-colon-adenocarcinoma-case-reports-and-literature-review
#13
Jessica N Winn, Anjana Sathyamurthy, Jessica L Kneib, Jamal A Ibdah, Veysel Tahan
BACKGROUND Coexistence of carcinoid tumor and colorectal adenocarcinoma is rare. In this report, we present two cases and review the current literature for synchronous carcinoid tumor and colorectal carcinoma occurrence. CASE REPORT In both cases, the rectal carcinoid tumors and sigmoid colon adenocarcinomas were detected by colonoscopy. The colon adenocarcinomas were effectively treated with a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy and the carcinoids were successfully removed endoscopically. Our 40-year-old patient was the youngest among 17 reported patient cases...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579603/rapamycin-treatment-for-benign-multicystic-peritoneal-mesothelioma-a-rare-disease-with-a-difficult-management
#14
Giovanni Stallone, Barbara Infante, Luigi Cormio, Luca Macarini, Giuseppe Grandaliano
BACKGROUND Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (BMPM) is a rare intra-abdominal tumor. Although considered by many to be benign, this tumor has a high local recurrence rate. Because of its rarity, preoperative diagnosis is difficult and its origin and pathogenesis are uncertain. There are no evidence-based treatment strategies for BMPM. It is agreed that the best treatment strategy for BMPM is the combination of surgical cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). An increasing body of evidence supports a pivotal role of the cytoplasmic serine/threonine kinase mTOR in the development and progression of several neoplastic diseases and specific mTOR inhibitors, including rapamycin, have been suggested as potential therapeutic options for different cancers...
June 5, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577018/a-case-of-kidney-involvement-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#15
Farid Arman, Hania Shakeri, Niloofar Nobakht, Anjay Rastogi, Mohammad Kamgar
BACKGROUND Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder caused by the infiltration of monocytes in epithelial glandular and extra-glandular tissues. Hallmark presentations include mouth and eye dryness. Although renal involvement is uncommon in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), patients may experience renal tubular acidosis type I (RTA I), tubulointerstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus (DI), nephrolithiasis, and Fanconi syndrome. However, it is atypical to see more than 1 of these manifestations in a single patient...
June 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572561/follicular-b-cell-lymphoma-with-accompanying-ischemic-gastritis-completely-resolved-by-rituximab
#16
Anam Tariq, Neal Mehta, Kathryn Peroutka
BACKGROUND Follicular B cell lymphomas account for a significant portion of all newly diagnosed non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. While involvement can be varied, the most common extranodal presentation is within the gastrointestinal tract beyond the stomach. In addition, the stomach has a diffuse multivessel vascular supply, which decreases the likelihood of developing ischemic gastritis. CASE REPORT An 89-year-old woman with history of diabetes, deep venous thromboembolism, and hypertension was referred due to a newly diagnosed retroperitoneal mass...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566677/high-grade-transformation-in-a-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-with-a-cerebral-manifestation
#17
Xiaoning Gao, Jie Li, Ji Lin, Daihong Liu, Li Yu, Quanshun Wang
BACKGROUND Splenic marginal zone lymphomas (SMZLs) are generally uncommon, indolent lymphomas that typically affect older adults, but the development of the transformation to high-grade lymphoma may occur in a small proportion of patients and represents a rare event with blastic cell infiltration in the lymph nodes and bone marrow. CASE REPORT Here, we present a young adult patient who was diagnosed with a SMZL and developed a high-grade transformation to diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with central nervous system involvement...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559535/breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-alcl-a-case-report
#18
Sevan Evren, Thaer Khoury, Vishalla Neppalli, Helen Cappuccino, Francisco J Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, Prasanna Kumar
BACKGROUND Anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL) are a rare type of primary breast lymphoma. The association between breast implants and ALCL was first described in 1997 and since then 34-173 cases have been presented. The annual incidence of breast implant-associated ALCL (BI-ALCL) is 0.1-0.3 per 100 000 women who undergo breast reconstruction, and cases are often underreported due to the rarity of these tumors. BI-ALCL arises from the inflammatory T cells surrounding the fibrous capsule, and most tumors are in situ...
May 31, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555067/outcome-of-a-modified-laparoscopic-suture-rectopexy-for-rectal-prolapse-with-the-use-of-a-single-or-double-suture-a-case-series-of-15-patients
#19
Daiki Yasukawa, Tomohide Hori, Takafumi Machimoto, Toshiyuki Hata, Yoshio Kadokawa, Tatsuo Ito, Shigeru Kato, Yuki Aisu, Yusuke Kimura, Yuichi Takamatsu, Taku Kitano, Tsunehiro Yoshimura
BACKGROUND Surgery is considered to be a mainstay of therapy for full-thickness rectal prolapse (FTRP). Surgical procedures for FTRP have been described, but optimal treatment is still controversial. The aim of this report is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of a simplified laparoscopic suture rectopexy (LSR) in a case series of 15 patients who presented with FTRP and who had postoperative follow-up for six months. CASE REPORT Fifteen patients who underwent a modified LSR at our surgical unit from September 2010 were retrospectively evaluated...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552902/igg4-related-disease-manifesting-as-interstitial-nephritis-accompanied-by-hypophysitis
#20
Ken Matsuda, Ayako Saito, Yoichi Takeuchi, Hirotaka Fukami, Hiroyuki Sato, Tasuku Nagasawa
BACKGROUND IgG4-related disease is a systemic disease with marked infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells into affected organs and elevated serum IgG4. On clinical examination, swelling, nodules, and hypertrophic lesions might appear simultaneously or metachronously in different organs. CASE REPORT An 85-year-old man with sudden-onset polydipsia and polyuria insipidus was transported to our hospital because of hypothermia and general malaise. Laboratory tests revealed renal failure and central diabetes insipidus...
May 29, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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