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World Journal of Clinical Cases

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255551/multiple-perforations-and-fistula-formation-following-corticosteroid-administration-a-case-report
#1
Jing-Ni He, Zhong Tian, Xu Yao, Hang-Yu Li, Yun Yu, Yuan Liu, Jin-Gang Liu
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare systemic small- and medium-sized-vessel vasculitis. The literature contains only a few reports of gastrointestinal perforation with this condition. We report a patient with EPGA treated with high-dose steroid who underwent emergency surgery for intestinal perforations. We performed a simple repair of the 11 perforations. Intestinal fistulas developed 8 d postoperatively; they healed well after 60 d of continuous washing and negative pressure suction...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255550/indolent-lung-opacity-ten-years-follow-up-of-pulmonary-inflammatory-pseudo-tumor
#2
Jad A Degheili, Nadim A Kanj, Salwa A Koubaissi, Mouhamad J Nasser
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) has always been considered a diagnostic challenge. Its rarity and resemblance to other more common pathological entities imposes that neither clinical nor radiological characteristics can lead to a definitive diagnosis. The surgical excision of the lesion is the ultimate approach for accurate diagnosis and cure. Moreover the true nature of IPT, its origin as a neoplastic entity or an over-reactive inflammatory reaction to an unknown trigger, has been a long debated matter. Surgery remains the treatment of choice...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255549/rhabdomyolysis-following-severe-hypokalemia-caused-by-familial-hypokalemic-periodic-paralysis
#3
Young-Lee Jung, Jae-Young Kang
Rhabdomyolysis continues to appear with increasing frequency and represents a medical emergency requiring rapid appropriate treatment. One of the unusual causes of nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis is hypokalemic periodic paralysis without secondary causes. Primary hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare genetic disease characterized by episodic attacks of muscle weakness due to decreases in serum potassium. A 30-year-old woman who had 3 episodic attacks of hypokalemic periodic paralysis was admitted in emergency room with sudden onset symmetrical muscle weakness...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255548/rapunzel-syndrome-is-not-just-a-mere-surgical-problem-a-case-report-and-review-of-current-management
#4
Obinna Obinwa, David Cooper, Faraz Khan, James M O'Riordan
Recurrent Rapunzel syndrome (RRS) is a rare clinical presentation with fewer than six cases reported in the PubMed literature. A report of RRS and literature review is presented. A 25-year-old female was admitted to hospital with a 4-wk history of epigastric pain and swelling. She had a known history of trichophagia with a previous admission for Rapunzel syndrome requiring a laparotomy nine years earlier, aged 16. Psychological treatment had been successfully achieved for nine years with outpatient hypnotherapy sessions only, but she defaulted on her last session due to stressors at home...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255547/unexpected-challenging-case-of-coronary-sinus-lead-extraction
#5
Luca Bontempi, Donatella Tempio, Raffaella De Vito, Manuel Cerini, Francesca Salghetti, Niccolò Dasseni, Clara Villa, Abdallah Raweh, Lorenza Inama, Francesca Vassanelli, Mario Luzi, Antonio Curnis
An 84-year-old woman implanted with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator underwent transvenous lead extraction 4 mo after the implant due to pocket infection. Atrial and right ventricular leads were easily extracted, while the attempt to remove the coronary sinus (CS) lead was unsuccessful. A few weeks later a new extraction procedure was performed in our center. A stepwise approach was used. Firstly, manual traction was unsuccessfully attempted, even with proper-sized locking stylet. Secondly, mechanical dilatation was used with a single inner sheath placed close to the CS ostium...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255546/aggressive-restenosis-after-percutaneous-intervention-in-two-coronary-loci-in-a-patient-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#6
Mohammad Alkhalil, Christopher P Conlon, Houman Ashrafian, Robin P Choudhury
A 54-year-old black African woman, 22 years human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive, presented with an acute coronary syndrome. She was taking two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and two protease inhibitors. Viral load and CD4 count were stable. Angiography revealed a right coronary artery lesion, which was treated with everolimus eluting stent. She also underwent balloon angioplasty to the first diagonal. She re-presented on three different occasions and technically successful coronary intervention was performed...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255545/fatality-in-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-phenomenon
#7
Bianca Barbat, Ruby Jhaj, Daniyeh Khurram
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD), also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is an uncommon condition, typically characterized by lymphadenopathy and fevers. It usually has a benign course; however, it may progress to fatality in extremely rare occasions. The diagnosis is made via lymph node biopsy and histopathology. Our patient was a young female who presented with shortness of breath, fever, and malaise. Physical examination revealed significant cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy. Chest X-ray displayed multilobar pneumonia...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255544/externalized-conductors-and-insulation-failure-in-biotronik-defibrillator-leads-history-repeating-or-a-false-alarm
#8
REVIEW
Elia De Maria, Ambra Borghi, Lorenzo Bonetti, Pier Luigi Fontana, Stefano Cappelli
Conductor externalization and insulation failure are frequent complications with the recalled St. Jude Medical Riata implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) leads. Conductor externalization is a "unique" failure mechanism: Cables externalize through the insulation ("inside-out" abrasion) and appear outside the lead body. Recently, single reports described a similar failure also for Biotronik leads. Moreover, some studies reported a high rate of electrical dysfunction (not only insulation failure) with Biotronik Linox leads and a reduced survival rate in comparison with the competitors...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138444/conscience-imperative-of-providing-information-and-knowledge-in-hepatology-the-portuguese-approach
#9
Guilherme Macedo, Marco Silva
The last 25 years have been a thrilling time for the Portuguese hepatologists. Our national meetings have been providing the forum for the exchange of scientific ideas and the presentation of clinical research in clinical Hepatology, a growing world of knowledge in medical care. Bridging the gaps between technology and clinical daily practice, the latest development and the almost humble bedside care, has been a challenge for the increasing numbers of doctors devoted to the diagnostic and treatment of liver disease...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138443/local-advanced-rectal-cancer-perforation-in-the-midst-of-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Nobuhisa Takase, Kimihiro Yamashita, Yasuo Sumi, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Shingo Kanaji, Yoshiko Matsuda, Takeru Matsuda, Taro Oshikiri, Tetsu Nakamura, Satoshi Suzuki, Yu-Ichiro Koma, Masato Komatsu, Ryohei Sasaki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
Standard chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for local advanced rectal cancer (LARC) rarely induce rectal perforation. Here we report a rare case of rectal perforation in a patient with LARC in the midst of preoperative CRT. A 56-year-old male was conveyed to our hospital exhibiting general malaise. Colonoscopy and imaging tests resulted in a clinical diagnosis of LARC with direct invasion to adjacent organs and regional lymphadenopathy. Preoperative 5-fluorouracil-based CRT was started. At 25 d after the start of CRT, the patient developed a typical fever...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138442/intra-abdominal-abscess-and-intractable-sinus-a-rare-late-complication-after-splenectomy
#11
Badri Shrestha, James Hampton
Intra-abdominal abscess and an intractable abdominal wall sinus forty years after splenectomy is rare, which has not been described previously in the surgical literature. We report the management of a patient who had presented with an intractable sinus on his left hypochondrium forty years after having undergone splenectomy and cholecystectomy, which persisted for more than two years despite repeated surgery and courses of antibiotics and compromised quality of life significantly from pain. A sinogram and computerised tomographic scan followed by exploration and laying open of the sinus delivered multiple silk sutures used for ligation of splenic pedicle, led to complete resolution of the sinus...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138441/cardiac-papillary-fibroelastoma-the-need-for-a-timely-diagnosis
#12
Srikanth Yandrapalli, Bella Mehta, Pratik Mondal, Tanush Gupta, Pallavi Khattar, John Fallon, Randy Goldberg, Sachin Sule, Wilbert S Aronow
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas (CPFs) are the second most common primary cardiac tumors and the most common cardiac valvular tumors. Although they are histologically benign and usually asymptomatic, CPFs can lead to serious and life-threatening complications like myocardial infarction, stroke, pulmonary embolus, cardiac arrest etc. CPFs represent a rare entity in clinical medicine and literature regarding their management is limited. We report two cases which illustrate such complications arising from undiagnosed CPFs on the aortic valve...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138440/inverse-correlation-between-cd8-inflammatory-cells-and-e-cadherin-expression-in-gallbladder-cancer-tissue-microarray-and-imaging-analysis
#13
Keita Kai, Masanori Masuda, Shinichi Aishima
AIM: To investigated the association between the tumor cells' expression of E-cadherin and the numbers of several types of inflammatory cells infiltrating into the invasive portion of gallbladder cancer (GBC). METHODS: We analyzed 50 GBC cases for which a sufficient amount of tumor tissues for tissue microarray (TMA) had been saved. Three tissue cores (3.0 mm) of invasive lesion from each case were used for the TMA. The 4-μm cut sections on slides were immunostained using primary antibodies including E-cadherin for cancer cells, leukocyte common antigen for leukocyte, myeloperoxidase for neutrophils, CD3 for T cells, CD4 for helper T cells, CD8 for killer T cells, CD20 for B cells and CD68 for macrophages...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035316/primary-pediatric-mid-brain-lymphoma-report-of-a-rare-pediatric-tumor-in-a-rare-location
#14
Rony Benson, Supriya Mallick, Suvendu Purkait, Vaishali Suri, K P Haresh, Subhash Gupta, Dayanand Sharma, Pramod Kumar Julka, Goura Kishore Rath
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare disease in pediatric age group. A thirteen-year-old male child presented with complaints of headache for six months, vomiting and diplopia for three days. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed a single lesion of 1.7 cm × 1.6 cm × 1.6 cm in the mid brain and tectum. He underwent a gross total resection of the tumor. The histopathological evaluation revealed B cell high grade non Hodgkin lymphoma. The patient was treated with High dose methotrexate and cranio spinal radiation...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035315/lymphocytic-esophagitis-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Bilel Jideh, Andrew Keegan, Martin Weltman
Lymphocytic esophagitis (LyE) is a rare condition characterised histologically by high numbers of esophageal intraepithelial lymphocytes without significant granulocytes infiltration, in addition to intercellular edema ("spongiosis"). The clinical significance and natural history of LyE is poorly defined although dysphagia is reportedly the most common symptom. Endoscopic features range from normal appearing esophageal mucosa to features similar to those seen in eosinophilic esophagitis, including esophageal rings, linear furrows, whitish exudates, and esophageal strictures/stenosis...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035314/granulomatous-lobular-mastitis-secondary-to-mycobacterium-fortuitum
#16
Armin Kamyab
Granulomatous lobular mastitis is a rare inflammatory disease of the breast of unknown etiology. Most present as breast masses in women of child-bearing age. A 29-year-old female presented with a swollen, firm and tender right breast, initially misdiagnosed as mastitis. Core needle biopsy revealed findings consistent with granulomatous lobular mastitis, and cultures were all negative for an infectious etiology. She was started on steroid therapy to which she initially responded well. A few weeks later she deteriorated and was found to have multiple breast abscesses...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035313/rare-case-of-tibial-hemimelia-preaxial-polydactyly-and-club-foot
#17
Guinevere Granite, John E Herzenberg, Ronald Wade
A seven-month old female presented with left tibial hemimelia (or congenital tibial aplasia; Weber type VIIb, Jones et al type 1a), seven-toed preaxial polydactyly, and severe club foot (congenital talipes equinovarus). Definitive amputation surgery disarticulated the lower limb at the knee. This case report describes the anatomical findings of a systematic post-amputation examination of the lower limb's superficial dissection, X-rays, and computed tomography (CT) scans. From the X-rays and CT scans, we found curved and overlapping preaxial supernumerary toes, hypoplastic first metatarsal, lack of middle and distal phalanges in one supernumerary toe, three tarsal bones, hypoplastic middle phalanx and no distal phalanx for fourth toe, and no middle or distal phalanges for fifth toe...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035312/paclitaxel-associated-reticulate-hyperpigmentation-report-and-review-of-chemotherapy-induced-reticulate-hyperpigmentation
#18
Philip R Cohen
Drug-induced reticulate hyperpigmentation is uncommon. Including the patient described in this report, chemotherapy-associated reticulate hyperpigmentation has only been described in ten individuals. This paper describes the features of a woman with recurrent and metastatic breast cancer who developed paclitaxel-induced reticulate hyperpigmentation and reviews the characteristics of other oncology patients who developed reticulate hyperpigmentation from their antineoplastic treatment. A 55-year-old Taiwanese woman who developed reticulate hyperpigmentation on her abdomen, back and extremities after receiving her initial treatment for metastatic breast cancer with paclitaxel is described...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035311/primary-splenic-lymphoma-current-diagnostic-trends
#19
EDITORIAL
Sachin B Ingle, Chitra R Hinge Ingle
The primary splenic lymphoma is extremely uncommon, can present with grave complications like hypersplenism and splenic rupture. In view of vague clinical presentation, it is difficult to arrive at the diagnosis. In such circumstances, histopathological diagnosis is very important. A precise diagnosis can only be made on histopathology and confirmed on immunohistochemistry.Emergency splenectomy is preferred as an effective therapeutic and diagnostic tool in cases with giant splenomegaly. Core biopsy is usually not advised due to a high risk of post-core biopsy complications in view of its high vascularity and fragility...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900328/blunt-traumatic-tension-chylothorax-case-report-and-mini-review-of-the-literature
#20
Kamal Idris, Michael Sebastian, Ashraf F Hefny, Navidul Haq Khan, Fikri M Abu-Zidan
Tension chylothorax following blunt thoracic trauma is an extremely rare condition. Here we report such a case and review its management. A 31-year-old man was involved in a road traffic collision. The car rolled over and the patient was ejected from the vehicle. On arrival at the Emergency Department the patient was conscious and haemodynamically stable. Clinical examination of the chest and abdomen was normal. The patient had sustained fractures of the sixth cervical vertebra and the tenth thoracic vertebra, left pleural effusion, haematoma around the descending aorta and fracture of the right clavicle...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
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