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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243024/adenosquamous-carcinoma-of-the-tongue
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Yeshwant B Rawal, Kenneth M Anderson
A 51-year-old white female presented with a painful ulcer of the left ventrolateral tongue. An incisional biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of adenosquamous carcinoma. The adenosquamous carcinoma is an uncommon malignant tumor with histopathological features of a squamous carcinoma and an adenocarcinoma. A definitive diagnosis requires histopathological examination of a deep biopsy involving the submucosal tissue. This malignant tumor shows aggressive behavior with early invasive growth and a poor prognosis. The histopathological findings and differential diagnosis of a case of adenosquamous carcinoma of the tongue are discussed...
December 14, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241101/marjolin-s-ulcer-in-a-20-years-old-split-thickness-skin-graft-on-the-knee-a-case-report
#2
Iselin Saltvig, Steen H Matzen
OBJECTIVE: Marjolin's Ulcer (MU) is a rare cutaneous neoplasm arising in cikatrical tissue. Due to its typical clinical presentation as a non-healing lesion in scar tissue, the diagnosis can be delayed and even overlooked. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present the case of an elderly woman who developed an ulcerated, exophytic lesion in a split thickness skin graft (STSG) on the lateral aspect of the left knee. Histology showed a radically excised highly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with keratine pearls and a component of basocellular carcinoma (BCC)...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237964/myeloid-sarcoma-a-clinicopathological-study-with-emphasis-on-diagnostic-difficulties
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Ranjini Kudva, Vidya Monappa, Girish Solanke, Manna Valiathan, Anuradha C K Rao, V Geetha
BACKGROUND: Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is a rare tumor composed of proliferation of myeloid precursors at extramedullary sites. They can arise de-novo or in association with hematological malignancies, most commonly acute myeloid leukemia. Clinically, it can masquerade as an abscess, cutaneous ulcer, or mass lesion. Morphologically, MS can mimic a variety of small round cell tumors including lymphomas and rhabdomyosarcoma. AIMS: (1) To study the clinical presentations and laboratory findings in patients with MS; (2) to revisit the histomorphological findings and the differential diagnosis of MS; (3) to evaluate the diagnostic role of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and determine the useful markers for accurate diagnosis of MS...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235153/acral-melanoma-foot-lesions-part-2-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-management
#4
REVIEW
A Desai, R Ugorji, A Khachemoune
Acral melanoma (AM) is a rare subtype of cutaneous malignant melanoma found on acral skin, primarily on the soles of the feet. Although rare, it is the most common subtype of melanoma found in patients of African or Asian ethnicity and has a poor prognosis, often because of the more advanced stage of presentation at diagnosis. In the second of this two-part series, we review the clinical presentation, histopathology, diagnosis and management of AM. Clinically, AM presents as a variegated lesion with blue-black pigment and irregular borders on acral skin...
December 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231241/population-based-incidence-and-melanoma-specific-survival-of-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-in-a-colombian-population-2000-2009
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Evy Reyes, Claudia Uribe, Esther de Vries
BACKGROUND: Demographic, clinical, and morphological characteristics of cutaneous melanoma are unknown for the Colombian population. We aim to provide these characteristics as well as population-based incidence and survival data. METHODS: All patients with an invasive cutaneous melanoma diagnosed in the period 2000-2009 registered in the population-based cancer registry of the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga were included for analysis (n = 169). Age-standardized incidence rates were calculated and melanoma-specific and overall survival estimated with follow-up until June 9, 2016, using Kaplan-Meier methodology, stratifying for gender, anatomical localization, and type of affiliation to the social security system...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225868/extra-pulmonary-primary-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-arising-from-the-duodenum-rare-tumor-unusual-location
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Muhammad Awais Aamir, Shaheel Mohammad Sahebally, Hajnalka Gyorffy, Muyiwa Aremu
Small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma is a high-grade carcinoma rarely encountered in extra-pulmonary sites. A 40-year-old lady presented with epigastric pain and was noted to have an ulcerated small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma in her duodenum with liver metastases. She underwent palliative chemotherapy but unfortunately passed away. Duodenal SCNC is an unusual malignancy with an aggressive phenotype.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224657/cta-as-an-adjuvant-tool-for-acute-intra-abdominal-or-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#7
Mitchell Storace, Jonathan G Martin, Jay Shah, Zachary Bercu
Hematemesis and acute postsurgical upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage are common emergent on-call consultations for the interventional radiologist. Upper GI bleleding (UGIB) is a relatively frequent problem. The incidence and mortality vary among patient populations, but studies have shown an overall incidence ranging from 36-172 cases per 100,000 adults per year, with a mortality rate of 5%-14%. The incidence is significantly higher in men. Peptic ulcer disease is the predominant etiology, responsible for 28%-59% of UGIB...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216832/a-long-surviving-patient-with-advanced-esophageal-basaloid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treated-only-with-radiotherapy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Toshiya Maebayashi, Naoya Ishibashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Homma Taku, Moritaka Ohhara, Toshirou Takimoto, Yoshiaki Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Esophageal basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (EBSCC) is a rare malignant disease. Advanced EBSCC (AEBSCC) has a poorer prognosis than the more common esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, but no treatment policy has yet been established. This is the first reported case with AEBSCC treated only with radiotherapy. Thus, our long-surviving patient merits consideration. We therefore reviewed cases with the same stage of AEBSCC for further investigation. CASE PRESENTATION: An 85-year-old man with a chief complaint of difficulty swallowing foods was diagnosed with AEBSCC, cT3N1M0, stage III, by thorough examination...
December 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213281/the-nimo-scandinavian-study-a-prospective-observational-study-of-iron-isomaltoside-treatment-in-patients-with-iron-deficiency
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Svein Oskar Frigstad, Anne Haaber, Antal Bajor, Jan Fallingborg, Per Hammarlund, Ole K Bonderup, Håkan Blom, Terje Rannem, Per M Hellström
Background: Intravenous iron allows for efficient and well-tolerated treatment in iron deficiency and is routinely used in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Objective: The aims of this study were to determine the probability of relapse of iron deficiency over time and to investigate treatment routine, effectiveness, and safety of iron isomaltoside. Methods: A total of 282 patients treated with iron isomaltoside were observed for two treatments or a minimum of one year...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212871/gastric-liposarcoma-resected-by-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-to-achieve-a-wide-surgical-margin
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Katsuhiro Tomofuji, Jota Watanabe, Naoki Ishida, Shinsuke Kajiwara
Gastric liposarcoma is an extremely rare tumour that usually affects the extremities and retroperitoneum. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult, and operative procedures are not well standardised. A 61-year-old woman presented with melaena, epigastric discomfort and palpitations. Upper endoscopy revealed a submucosal tumour at the posterior gastric fundus with an actively bleeding ulcer on the top. Our preoperative diagnosis was lipoma, and we performed laparoscopic intragastric surgery. However, the histopathological diagnosis was liposarcoma...
December 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211811/challenges-in-the-diagnosis-of-ulcerative-colitis-with-concomitant-bacterial-infections-and-chronic-infectious-colitis
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Wei-Chen Lin, Chen-Wang Chang, Ming-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsin Chu, Shou-Chuan Shih, Tzu-Chi Hsu, Horng-Yang Wang
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammation of the large bowel characterized by diarrhea and a negative stool culture. However, several enteropathogens have been implicated as causative agents in UC. The differentiation between chronic infectious colitis (IC) and UC with concurrent infection is difficult owing to their similar clinical presentations. The study aimed to explore the presentations and diagnostic clues that enable differentiation between UC with concomitant infections and chronic IC. The study included 17 UC patients with a bacterial infection and 46 with chronic IC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210919/the-role-of-combination-therapy-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd-a-clinical-report-from-the-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
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Andrew S Day, Ajay S Gulati, Nishaben Patel, Brendan Boyle, K T Park, Shehzad A Saeed
The treatment goal for children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been evolving with biologic therapies like anti-TNF agents assuming a more central role in treatment of more aggressive and extensive phenotype. Earlier introduction of anti-TNF agents have shown to be more effective and may even alter the natural history of IBD. However, development of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) limits long term usage and leads to dose adjustment in almost half of patients treated with these medications. One of the strategies to minimize the development of ADA has been concomitant use of immunomodulator (IM) medications, resulting in fewer infusion reactions and sustained trough levels, potentially lowering the need for dose adjustments...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201630/avoidance-of-harm-from-treatment-for-anca-associated-vasculitis
#13
REVIEW
Catherine King, Lorraine Harper
Purpose of review With established immunosuppressant treatment regimens for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAV), prognosis has significantly improved. The mainstay of treatment still comprises high-dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for severe forms, although rituximab is being increasingly utilised instead of cyclophosphamide as induction therapy. AAV patients experience an excess of infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events as compared to the general population, which is a combination of the systemic inflammatory process associated with vasculitis and the adverse events from treatment...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200771/syringoid-eccrine-carcinoma-of-the-thigh
#14
Yong-Yon Won, Dong-Woo Suh, Bark-Lynn Lew, Woo-Young Sim
Syringoid eccrine carcinoma (SEC) is a rare cutaneous malignant tumor thought to be derived from eccrine sweat apparatus. It is usually present in the head, neck and trunk region, and often occurs in the fourth to seventh decades of life. A 94-year-old male patient visited our department with an 80-year history of a lesion showing a 2×2 cm sized well-demarcated round shaped erythematous to pinkish colored nodule with ulcer on his left thigh. Histological findings revealed a tumor consisted mainly of numerous small cords and nests forming luminal or tubular structures and tumor cells showing variable atypia...
December 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194224/a-population-based-analysis-of-melanoma-of-the-external-ear
#15
Tapan D Patel, Oliver Y Chin, Soly Baredes, Jean Anderson Eloy, Yu-Lan Mary Ying
OBJECTIVE: Malignant melanoma accounts for nearly 75% of all skin cancer deaths, and the incidence is on the rise in the United States. External ear melanoma (EEM) is rare, and there is little long-term data regarding the clinical behavior of this melanoma site. This study analyzes the demographic, clinicopathologic, and survival characteristics of EEM. METHODS: The SEER database was queried for EEM cases from 1973 to 2012 (8,982 cases). Data analyzed included patient demographics, incidence trends, and survival outcomes...
November 30, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193804/primary-cutaneous-aspergillosis-mimicking-malignancy-a-rare-presentation-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#16
Rachana Chaturvedi, Ashvini Kolhe, Kirti Pardeshi, Leena Naik, Shashir Wanjare
Aspergillus species are ubiquitous opportunistic molds that cause both allergic and invasive syndromes. A 65-year-old female, farmer by occupation, presented with left upper limb and trunk swelling for one year, associated with pain, tightening of skin, and vesicles with watery discharge. Local examination showed a diffuse swelling extending from left arm to forearm and lateral chest wall associated with edema, induration, and raised temperature. The swelling was firm to hard with superficial skin ulcers and black eschar...
November 30, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192691/patient-understanding-of-commonly-used-oral-medicine-terminology
#17
E Hayes, R Dua, E Yeung, K Fan
Introduction Communication within the doctor-patient relationship is complex due to a variety of reasons; a patient's understanding may not correspond with the clinician's vocabulary, resulting in misunderstanding, anxiety and ill-informed decision making. We investigated the understanding of terminology commonly used in oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral medicine clinics.Methods We investigated patients' understanding using a questionnaire-based study in the out-patient setting. Age, gender, first language and highest educational level were recorded...
December 1, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183344/oral-verruciform-xanthoma-and-erythroplakia-associated-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Giorgia Capocasale, Vera Panzarella, Pietro Tozzo, Rodolfo Mauceri, Vito Rodolico, Dorina Lauritano, Giuseppina Campisi
BACKGROUND: Oral verruciform xanthoma is an uncommon benign lesion. Although oral verruciform xanthoma occurs in healthy individuals, it has been also reported in association with some inflammatory conditions. The aim of this study is to report a case of oral verruciform xanthoma associated with chronic graft-versus-host disease and to review the literature on this topic. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old Caucasian male presented to the Sector of Oral Medicine "V...
November 28, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181032/overt-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-and-pseudotumor-a-rare-presentation-of-cytomegalovirus-infection
#19
Akanksha Agrawal, Deepanshu Jain, Sameer Siddique
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a ubiquitous organism which can infect multiple organs of the body. In an immunocompromised patient, it can have a myriad of gastrointestinal manifestations. We report a case of recurrent hematochezia and concomitant pseudotumor in an AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) patient attributable to CMV infection. A 62-year-old man with a history of AIDS, noncompliant with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), presented with bright red blood per rectum. Index colonoscopy showed presence of multiple ulcers, colonic stenosis, and mass-like appearing lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180925/marjolin-s-ulcer-in-chronic-wounds-review-of-available-literature
#20
REVIEW
Dariusz Bazaliński, Joanna Przybek-Mita, Beata Barańska, Paweł Więch
Marjolin's ulcer is a rare, aggressive skin cancer developing in scar tissue, chronic ulcers and areas affected by inflammations. Its incidence is estimated to range from 1% to 2% of all burn scars. It most frequently takes the form of squamous cell carcinoma which sometimes is diagnosed during examination of lesions developing in scars and hard-to-heal chronic wounds (pressure sores, leg ulcers). Therapeutic management of Marjolin's ulcer requires well-designed treatment plan to ensure optimal medical care and good quality of life for the patient...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
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