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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539578/drug-induced-inhibition-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-and-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-results-in-nearly-therapy-resistant-bradykinin-induced-angioedema-a-case-report
#1
Janina Hahn, Susanne Trainotti, Thomas K Hoffmann, Jens Greve
BACKGROUND Bradykinin is an underestimated mediator of angioedema. One subgroup of bradykinin induced angioedema is angioedema triggered by treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Due to its localization in the head and neck region and its unpredictable course, it is a possibly life-threatening condition. There is not an officially approved treatment for ACE inhibitor induced angioedema. CASE REPORT We present a case of an 83-year-old woman, who presented to our ENT department because of acute swelling of the tongue...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536415/late-obstructive-transcatheter-heart-valve-thrombosis-resolved-by-rivaroxaban
#2
Ole Norling Mathiassen, Erik Lerkevang Grove, Nicolaj Christoffer Hansson, Bjarne Linde Norgaard
BACKGROUND Although transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become a worldwide and generally accepted treatment of patients with aortic stenosis at high surgical risk, there is a rising concern and debate about the occurrence of transcatheter heart valve (THV) thrombosis and its impact on TAVR outcome. It seems that the incidence of THV thrombosis is higher than first anticipated, but uncertainty remains regarding how to prevent and how to treat it. Hence, there is an urgent need for understanding THV thrombosis and to communicate experiences within the field...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533503/guide-catheter-extension-device-is-effective-in-renal-angioplasty-for-severely-calcified-lesions
#3
Takeshi Sugimoto, Tetsuya Nomura, Yusuke Hori, Kenichi Yoshioka, Hiroshi Kubota, Daisuke Miyawaki, Ryota Urata, Masakazu Kikai, Natsuya Keira, Tetsuya Tatsumi
BACKGROUND The GuideLiner catheter extension device is a monorail-type "Child" support catheter that facilitates coaxial alignment with the guide catheter and provides an appropriate back-up force. This device has been developed in the field of coronary intervention, and now is becoming widely applied in the field of endovascular treatment. However, there has been no report on the effectiveness of the guide catheter extension device in percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA). CASE REPORT We encountered a case of atherosclerotic subtotal occlusion at the ostium of the left renal artery...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529306/normalization-of-diffuse-st-depression-with-avr-elevation-after-rehydration-in-a-patient-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#4
Sachin R Patel, Vikas J Patel, Brittany Clark, George Rust
BACKGROUND Isolated ST elevation in lead aVR in combination with global ST depression with normalization after rehydration is a unique electrocardiographic pattern that is associated with a broad range of diagnoses. Its association with left main coronary artery disease and other acute coronary syndromes suggest the need for early and aggressive cardiac evaluation. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old man presented with altered mental status and loss of consciousness. He was unresponsive, hypotensive, tachycardiac, and diaphoretic...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526814/kras-and-gnas-co-mutation-in-metastatic-low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm-lamn-to-the-ovaries-a-practical-role-for-next-generation-sequencing
#5
Daniel R Matson, Jin Xu, Laura Huffman, Lisa Barroilhet, Molly Accola, William M Rehrauer, Paul Weisman
BACKGROUND Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (LAMNs) are cytologically low-grade tumors of the appendix and are a frequent cause of pseudomyxoma peritonei. They can become a diagnostic challenge when they metastasize to the ovaries, where they may mimic primary ovarian mucinous tumors. CASE REPORT We report the case of a patient with very large bilateral ovarian mucinous tumors and a concurrent minute LAMN incidentally discovered in a grossly normal appendix. A primary ovarian tumor was suspected, but histological analysis of the ovaries suggested an appendiceal origin...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522794/casual-or-causal-two-unique-cases-of-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Faizan Malik, Naveed Ali, Syed Imran Mustafa Jafri, Christian Fidler
BACKGROUND Immunosuppressive diseases and therapies have long been connected to risk of malignancies, especially lymphoma. With some diseases and drugs, the association is well established but the data is mostly anecdotal because of the rarity of the situation. CASE REPORT We present 2 rare cases. The first patient had psoriasis, was on etanercept, and developed Hodgkin's lymphoma. This case is rare because psoriasis and etanercept do not usually cause lymphoma, and if they do, it is predominantly Epstein-Barr virus-positive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515414/mediastinal-solitary-fibrous-tumor-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-directed-biopsy
#7
Alaina J Webb, Ahmed S Yassin, Ali Saeed, Hemang Yadav, James P Utz
BACKGROUND Solitary fibrous tumors of the middle mediastinal space are uncommon and often not discovered until symptoms secondary to compression of adjacent structures occur. Diagnosis requires surgical biopsy and histological tissue analysis. We describe the ECHO appearance of the solitary fibrous tumor and successful non-invasive EBUS diagnosis. This method of diagnosis allowed for surgical planning for resection and allowed us to exclude non-surgical diseases, such as small cell carcinoma. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old man presented to his primary care physician with worsening intermittent chronic chest pain with recent progressive dysphagia, cough, and dyspnea...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512285/coronary-aneurysm-formation-after-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation-resulting-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
#8
Ching-Chang Fang, Yeun Tarl Fresner Ng Jao
BACKGROUND Development of a true coronary aneurysm after percutaneous coronary intervention is a rare event, and a coronary aneurysm resulting in acute myocardial infarction is even rarer. Coronary aneurysm formation after bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) implantation, eventually leading to thrombosis, embolization, and myocardial infarction, has never been reported before in the literature. CASE REPORT A 62-year-old man received an elective BVS for a proximal left anterior descending lesion. Two months later, he suffered from a non-ST-segment myocardial infarction...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507284/melanoma-masquerading-as-a-zosteriform-rash
#9
Saif Ibrahim, Bashar Al-Turk, Ciel Harris, Farrah Al-Saffar, Sayf Said, Maheera Farsi, Jeffrey Winder, Christian Landa
BACKGROUND Primary care physicians and internal medicine specialists frequently encounter a variety of rashes. Many of these cases look and feel typical of common entities, resulting in the potential for misdiagnosis. CASE REPORT This is a case of a zosteriform rash where the surprising true diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was confirmed with bedside skin punch biopsy. Possible mechanisms involve direct cutaneous injury, neuronal, and dorsal root ganglia involvement in metastases. CONCLUSIONS Skin biopsy is indispensable especially when there is a lack of clinical response or deterioration in the clinical condition...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502975/an-unusual-presentation-of-acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia
#10
Rami Jabbour, Hanesh Kumar, Shaheen Alvi, Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka, Masooma Niazi, Madanmohan Patel, Sridhar Chilimuri
BACKGROUND Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a newly evolving rare non-infectious lung pathology, characterized by intra-alveolar fibrin balls on histology. It is often difficult to diagnose and is usually mistaken for other lung pathologies. We present an interesting case of AFOP with unusual radiologic findings and disease course. CASE REPORT A 56-year-old woman presented with a 1-day history of high-grade fever, chills, and profuse sweating. She was febrile to 101.2 degree Fahrenheit on presentation...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500279/new-navigation-surgery-for-resection-of-lymphatic-malformations-using-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-imaging
#11
Chiyoe Shirota, Akinari Hinoki, Masataka Takahashi, Yujiro Tanaka, Takahisa Tainaka, Wataru Sumida, Naruhiko Murase, Kazuo Oshima, Ryo Shirotsuki, Kosuke Chiba, Yuji Morimoto, Hiroo Uchida
BACKGROUND We used indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging to completely resect lymphatic malformations (LMs). This is the first report of navigation surgery utilizing ICG fluorescence imaging for resection of LMs. CASE REPORT A 15-year-old boy was diagnosed with LMs in the abdominal wall. The extent of the tumor was determined by an ultrasound, and ICG (Diagnogreen®, Daiichi-Sankyo Pharma, Tokyo, Japan) was injected subcutaneously and intradermally into the core and 2 marginal regions of the tumor (3 injections in total), respectively...
May 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496094/apical-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Tanya Doctorian, William J Mosley, Bao Do
BACKGROUND Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ApHCM) is a relatively rare form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that predominantly affects the apex of the left ventricle and typically has a nonobstructive physiology. Its variable presentation and clinical course render ApHCM a commonly delayed or missed diagnosis. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old Caucasian woman presented with chronic progressive chest pain. She was initially started on treatment for acute coronary syndrome. Diagnosis of ApHCM was initially missed on echocardiography, but made on subsequent cardiac catheterization and cardiac MRI...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490727/syringocystadenoma-papilliferum-of-the-external-auditory-canal
#13
Luca Bruschini, Annalisa Ciabotti, Andrea De Vito, Francesca Forli, Christina Cambi, Eugenio Maria Ciancia, Stefano Berrettini
BACKGROUND Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands, situated in the external auditory canal, that, together with sebaceous glands, produce cerumen, better known as ear wax. The neoplastic transformation of these structures is very rare and there have been few cases reported in the literature. CASE REPORT Syringocystadenoma papilliferum is one of the rarest tumors among benign tumors arising from the ceruminous glands. We here report the case of a 72-year-old man with a lesion histologically documented as a syringocystadenoma papilliferum and we review the literature, focusing our attention on clinical features and treatment options of benign glandular tumors arising from the external auditory canal...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487504/obinutuzumab-is-effective-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-after-rituximab-failure-a-case-report
#14
Curtis Lachowiez, Atul Deodhar, Eliana Kozin, Stephen Spurgeon
BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia affecting older adults. As such, many of these patients suffer from co-existing disease states, and the provider must take these comorbidities into account when determining a treatment regimen. The widespread use of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) has drastically changed the treatment landscape of multiple diseases, ranging from leukemia to autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. CASE REPORT We present the case of a patient who had progression of his CLL and rheumatoid symptoms on rituximab therapy, and was subsequently treated with the second-generation anti-CD20 antibody obinutuzumab...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484206/a-rare-case-of-neurosarcoidosis-presenting-as-severe-hypothermia
#15
Ribhi Hazin, Diana Saed, Mohammed Salem, Mohamed Zeyara, Mohammed Omar Subei
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unclear etiology with an estimated prevalence of 10 cases per 100,000 population. Although sarcoidosis primarily affects the pulmonary system, it affects the nervous system in 5-10% of patients with the condition. CASE REPORT This article describes a case of neurosarcoidosis with the primary presenting finding of hypothermia. A 41-year-old African-American man with a past medical history significant for hypertension, asthma, and anemia, presented to the Emergency Department after being found unresponsive at home...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479590/cerebral-granulomatous-inflammation-secondary-to-hydrophilic-polymer-embolization-following-thrombectomy
#16
Craig Meiers, Yoftahe Abebe, Neville M Alberto, John Riedinger, Dane A Breker, Michael Manchak, Alexander Drofa, Corey Teigen
BACKGROUND Given the recent completion of multiple trials demonstrating the benefit of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy for select patients with proximal large artery occlusive ischemic strokes, there has been a large increase in the performance of these procedures. In the context of increased thrombectomy performance, there have also been increased reports of rare occurrences of granulomatous inflammatory response to the hydrophilic polymer which coat many of these interventional devices. CASE REPORT A 59-year-old female presented with a complete occlusion of her right proximal middle cerebral artery (MCA) and imaging showed a large area of penumbra...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477034/pulsating-tonsil-due-to-medial-displacement-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
#17
Albaraa Y Alsini, Alsheikhi Ibrahim
BACKGROUND The internal carotid artery (ICA) is about 2.5 cm away from the tonsils. It has no branches in the cervical portion. ICA anomalies of the neck zone may result in a massive arterial bleeding during pharynx and neck surgery. Due to these anomalies, the surgeon must be aware of this risk during tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and pharyngeal operations.  CASE REPORT A 23-year-old woman who was discovered to have an acute S curling-type anomaly of the ICA in contact with the lateral border of the right tonsil during a work-up for a tonsillectomy...
May 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473689/polyomavirus-nephropathy-in-native-kidneys-of-an-immunocompetent-individual
#18
Sihyung Park, Yang Wook Kim, Yoo Jin Lee, Kang Min Park, Jin Han Park, Bo Mi Kim, Bong Soo Park
BACKGROUND Polyomavirus nephropathy has emerged as an important cause of graft loss in kidney transplant recipients. Polyomavirus rarely affects the native kidneys of an immunocompetent individual. Until now, polyomavirus nephropathy in native kidneys of an immunocompetent individual has not been reported, as far as we know. CASE REPORT A 34-year-old man was transferred from a local clinic to be evaluated for the cause of azotemia. Serum creatinine was 2.85 mg/dL. We performed renal biopsy to identify the cause of azotemia...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469125/mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-malt-lymphoma-of-the-colon-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review
#19
Hafsa Abbas, Masooma Niazi, Jasbir Makker
BACKGROUND Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a well-known hematologic malignancy. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most commonly involved extra nodal site. MALT lymphomas are uncommon, accounting for 5% of all NHL. Gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is the prototype seen in association with Helicobacter pylori. Colonic MALT lymphoma is rare and comprises only 2.5% of the MALT lymphomas. Its etiology and treatment is not well established.  CASE REPORT A 56-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the clinic with symptoms of chronic epigastric pain for the past three years and a 13-pound weight loss over the past two months...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465499/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-a-case-report
#20
Rigoberto Ramirez, Preetham Reddy Muskula, Mark P Everley
BACKGROUND Calcineurin inhibitor-induced posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is well described in liver and kidney transplant patients, but there is a paucity of data in heart transplant patients. PRES syndrome in the setting of heart transplantation can occur as early as 5 days following transplantation. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old woman who had recently undergone orthotopic heart transplantation developed headaches, visual disturbances, and generalized tonic clonic seizures 5 days after initiating anti-rejection therapy (tacrolimus, mycophenolate, and prednisone)...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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