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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648877/a-rare-presentation-a-case-report-of-osseous-metaplasia-and-mature-bone-formation-in-a-follicular-adenoma-of-the-thyroid
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Nadia Aurora, Insia Hashmi, Subhasis Misra, Nail Aydin
INTRODUCTION: Cases of multinodular goiter, thyroid hyperplasia, follicular adenoma, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma have been reported with histopathologic findings of osseous metaplasia (OM), bone marrow metaplasia (BMM), ectopic bone formation (EBF), ossification, and extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH). To date no report of a follicular adenoma with OM and mature EBF in the absence of EMH has been reported in the English language. PRESENTATION OF CASE: 63-year-old woman with an incidental finding of thyroid nodule unable to be biopsied...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615391/practical-approach-to-evaluating-testicular-status-in-infants-and-children
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Elke E Mau, Michael P Leonard
OBJECTIVE: To review the differences between normal, retractile, ectopic, ascended, and undescended testes and to describe the optimal way to perform a testicular examination to distinguish one from the other, as well as to demonstrate that ultrasound imaging is not necessary and to clarify when to consider specialist referral. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: This paper is based on selected findings from a MEDLINE search on undescended testes and orchiopexy referrals, and on our experience at the Urology Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, including review of referrals to our clinic for undescended testes and the resultant findings of normal variants versus surgical cases...
June 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614428/intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen
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Marcelo Protásio Dos Santos, Aline Pacheco de Rezende, Paulo Vicente Dos Santos, José Eduardo Gonçalves, Fernando Bray Beraldo, Adriano Pereira Sampaio
An asymptomatic 79-year-old woman, with incidental finding on abdominal ultrasound of a solid nodule in the tail of the pancreas. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 12mm solid tumor. The suggested diagnosis was pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. The pathological examination showed an intrapancreatic splenic tissue. This is a rare ectopic location of spleen tissue and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic solid tumors. RESUMO Mulher de 79 anos, com achado incidental em ultrassonografia de abdome de lesão sólida em cauda de pâncreas...
June 12, 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602168/melanoma-antigens-and-related-immunological-markers
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REVIEW
Jacob Pitcovski, Ehud Shahar, Elina Aizenshtein, Raphael Gorodetsky
Melanoma is a highly lethal cancer deriving from transformed dermal melanocytes. Early diagnosed primary melanoma may be curable, but the cure-rate of more advanced stages is limited, with high mortality rate. With the progression of the tumor, the melanocytes overexpress intracellular or cell-surface molecules, including ectopic normal and tumor-specific proteins. Some of these induce a specific immune response by T and B lymphocytes. Antibodies raised against melanoma antigens were proposed for differential disease diagnosis, staging, prognosis and evaluation of treatment efficiency...
July 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590513/diagnostic-accuracy-of-increased-urinary-cortisol-cortisone-ratio-to-differentiate-acth-dependent-cushing-s-syndrome
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Filippo Ceccato, Laura Trementino, Mattia Barbot, Giorgia Antonelli, Mario Plebani, Luca Denaro, Daniela Regazzo, Federico Rea, Anna Chiara Frigo, Carolina Concettoni, Marco Boscaro, Giorgio Arnaldi, Carla Scaroni
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Differential diagnosis between Cushing's Disease (CD) and Ectopic ACTH Syndrome (EAS) may be a pitfall for endocrinologists. The increasing use in clinical practice of chromatography and mass spectrometry improves the measurement of urinary free cortisol (UFF) and cortisone (UFE). We have recently observed that cortisol to cortisone ratio (FEr) was higher in a small series of EAS; in this paper we collected a larger number of ACTH-dependent CS to study the role of FEr to characterize the source of corticotropin secretion...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544021/differential-expression-of-ewi-2-in-endometriosis-its-functional-role-and-underlying-molecular-mechanisms
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Tingting Zheng, Jing Yang
AIM: We aimed to investigate EWI-2 expression in endometrium tissues collected from women with endometriosis at mRNA and protein levels, to evaluate its potential as a biomarker for endometriosis and to study its functional role via possible regulation of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. METHODS: Endometrium tissues were collected from patients with endometriosis and healthy individuals. EWI-2 mRNA expression was evaluated using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) while EWI-2 protein levels were determined by western blotting...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533582/angular-ectopic-pregnancy-presenting-as-rupture-of-lateral-wall-of-the-uterus-late-presentation-in-gestation-week-20
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Malihe Hasanzadeh, Salme Dadgar, Yalda Arian, Yousef Yousefi
The differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain in pregnancy is broad and can be complicated by atypical manifestations that are due to the anatomic distortions and physiologic changes of pregnancy. Due to the lack of clinical understanding, angular pregnancy does not appear to be recognized as a clinical entity and many cases are likely to go undiagnosed. This is a case report of a 34-year-old woman who was referred to the obstetrics emergency department with sudden abdominal pain and in a state of hypovolemic shock...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532906/first-report-of-coexistence-of-2-ectopic-pituitary-tumors-rathke-cleft-cyst-and-silent-acth-adenoma
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Mirza Pojskić, Blazej Zbytek, Neal S Beckford, Frederick A Boop, Kenan I Arnautović
Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs) and pituitary adenomas (PAs) are thought to have a common embryonic ancestry. Despite this, PAs with a concomitant RCC inside the sella turcica are rarely observed; ectopic pituitary tumors are also rare. We present the case of a 65-year-old woman with an ectopic RCC in the sphenoid sinus and outside of the sella turcica concomitant with an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-staining, clinically silent PA. The patient presented with headache but no endocrine or visual disturbances...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506024/microrna-expression-profiling-in-endometriosis-associated-infertility-and-its-relationship-with-endometrial-receptivity-evaluated-by-ultrasound
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Xianfeng Xu, Zhenzhou Li, Jin Liu, Sha Yu, Zhaolian Wei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the microRNA expression profiling in endometriosis-associate infertility, and relationship between the microRNA expression and endometrial receptivity evaluated by ultrasound. METHODS: First, miRNA expression profiling difference of ectopic endometrium between 8 endometriosis patients and 6 endometriosis-free patients were compared. Bioinformatics analyses detected 61 differentially expressed (DE) known miRNAs and 57 DE novel miRNAs. Next, other 24 patients were selected for checking the microRNAs in differential expression by RT-PCR...
May 6, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491188/brace-yourself-an-unusual-case-of-knee-pain-an-extradigital-glomangioma-of-the-knee
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Victoria V Villescas, Paul L Wasserman, James C Cunningham, Anwer M Siddiqi
The differential diagnosis for knee pain is extensive. Glomus tumors comprise approximately 1.6% of soft-tissue tumors in the extremities. Classic subungual tumors occur more frequently in women, whereas ectopic locations are more common in men. Unusual locations include the stomach; lungs; trachea; bones; intestines; fallopian tubes; and intraneural, neuromal, and intravenous locations. We present the case of a 50-year-old man with a 12-year history of enlarging right knee mass found to be a glomangioma. This case report discusses the incidence, presentation, imaging characteristics, histology, and management of glomus tumors of the knee...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489769/retroperitoneal-metastatic-poorly-differentiated-carcinoma-with-%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-secretion-presenting-as-a-psoas-abscess-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Bingjin Wang, Weifang Liu, Zengwu Shao, Xianlin Zeng
RATIONALE: Psoas abscesses generally arise from a contiguous intra-abdominal or pelvic infectious process or hematogenous spreading of bacteria. The serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin has been used to detect normal or ectopic pregnancy. It also can be utilized in following up carcinomas. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we reported a case of a 47-year-old woman who presented with a left psoas mass presumptively diagnosed as an abscess secondary to lumbar tuberculosis In addition, the patient had abnormal increase of β-human chorionic gonadotropin...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482873/clinical-impact-of-duodenal-pancreatic-heterotopia-is-there-a-need-for-surgical-treatment
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Alexander Betzler, Soeren T Mees, Josefine Pump, Sebastian Schölch, Carolin Zimmermann, Daniela E Aust, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch, Marius Distler
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic heterotopia (PH) is defined as ectopic pancreatic tissue outside the normal pancreas and its vasculature and duct system. Most frequently, PH is detected incidentally by histopathological examination. The aim of the present study was to analyze a large single-center series of duodenal PH with respect to the clinical presentation. METHODS: A prospective pancreatic database was retrospectively analyzed for cases of PH of the duodenum. All pancreatic and duodenal resections performed between January 2000 and October 2015 were included and screened for histopathologically proven duodenal PH...
May 8, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472791/microrna-873-is-a-potential-serum-biomarker-for-the-detection-of-ectopic-pregnancy
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Qi Lu, Qi Yan, Fengying Xu, Yuhong Li, Wenxia Zhao, Chunzhu Wu, Yudong Wang, Xiao Lang
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy (EP) refers to the implantation of the zygote outside the uterine cavity. In clinical practice, the diagnosis of EP relies on a combination of ultrasound findings and serum human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) measurements. However, the need for serial hCG measurements increases the risk of tubal rupture and death, underscoring the need to identify biomarkers for the early detection of EP. METHODS: The serum concentrations of 21 microRNAs (miRNAs) associated with pregnancy or with known placental expression, as well as serum hCG and progesterone levels were analyzed 36 patients with viable intrauterine pregnancy (VIP), 30 patients with spontaneous abortion (SA), and 34 patients with EP using specific assay kits and reverse transcription PCR...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440555/striated-duct-adenoma-presenting-with-intra-tumoral-hematoma-and-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-like-histology
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Yohei Ito, Kana Fujii, Takayuki Murase, Kosuke Saida, Yoshihide Okumura, Hisashi Takino, Ayako Masaki, Shintaro Beppu, Daisuke Kawakita, Kei Ijichi, Hiroshi Inagaki
Striated duct adenoma of the salivary gland is a rare benign tumor characterized by unilayered duct epithelium and striations of the tumor cell membranes. To the best of our knowledge, only six cases have been reported in the literature. Here we report an additional case, which was complicated by an intra-tumoral hematoma on clinical presentation and by papillary thyroid carcinoma-like histology on intra-operative frozen section diagnosis. An asymptomatic 78-year-old male presented with a two-year-history of a painless tumor of the left parotid...
June 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431055/electrocardiographic-differentiation-of-idiopathic-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-ectopy-from-early-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Jan Novak, Alessandro Zorzi, Silvia Castelletti, Antonis Pantasis, Ilaria Rigato, Domenico Corrado, William Mckenna, Pier D Lambiase
Aims: The differentiation between idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) arrhythmias and early arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) can be challenging. We aimed to assess whether QRS morphological features and coupling interval of ventricular ectopic beats (VEBs) can improve differentiation between the two conditions. Methods and Results: Twenty desmosomal-gene mutation carriers (13 females, mean age 43 years) with no or mild ARVC phenotypic expression and 33 age- and sex-matched subjects with idiopathic RVOT arrhythmias were studied...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430293/three-cases-of-ectopic-sphenoid-sinus-pituitary-adenoma
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Ernest Jan Bobeff, Karol Wiśniewski, Wielisław Papierz, Ludomir Stefańczyk, Dariusz Jan Jaskólski
<i><b>Introduction</b>: Ectopic sphenoid sinus pituitary adenoma is a rare tumour originating from embryologic remnants of Rathke's pouch. Although it is considered a clinically benign neoplasm, necrosis is encountered in 25% of cases and it can invade adjacent bone structures. <b>Aims</b>: To establish clinical, radiological and histopathological features of ectopic sphenoid sinus pituitary adenoma. <b>Material and methods: </b> Analysis of three cases: two females and one man, aged 61-70...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422362/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-intramural-pregnancy
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Na-Na Liu, Xue-Song Han, Xi-Juan Guo, Li-Tao Sun, Xian-Chao Kong
Intramural pregnancy is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy, where the gestational sac is implanted inside the myometrium instead of the endometrial and fallopian tubes. Preoperative diagnosis remains very difficult. Ultrasonic findings vary according to the anatomical location or duration of pregnancy. In this study, we summarized the ultrasonic characteristics of intramural pregnancy by assessing three cases. We also propose a set of ultrasonic characteristics to facilitate differential diagnosis between intramural pregnancy and other types of ectopic pregnancy...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411623/hemoptysis-as-primary-manifestation-in-three-women-with-choriocarcinoma-with-pulmonary-metastasis-a-case-series
#18
Wenping Zhang, Bao Liu, Jizhen Wu, Beibei Sun
BACKGROUND: Gestational choriocarcinoma is the most common gestational trophoblastic neoplasia; it is often secondary to hydatidiform mole, as well as to abortion, ectopic pregnancy, premature delivery, or term delivery. Approximately 60% of patients with choriocarcinoma develop pulmonary metastases, but for patients with a respiratory condition, choriocarcinoma with lung metastasis is a relatively rare lung cancer diagnosis. Three cases of choriocarcinoma with pulmonary metastasis who had the primary symptom of hemoptysis are described...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365908/spinal-adrenal-cortical-adenoma-associated-with-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Javier Giner, Isabel Esteban, Fernando Carceller, Javier Saceda, R M Regojo
PURPOSE: Ectopic adrenal cortical adenoma in the spinal region is extremely rare. The majority of cases of ectopic adrenocortical tissue are found along the path of embryonic migration within the urogenital tract. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a pediatric overgrowth disorder involving a predisposition to tumor development, including adrenal lesions. To date, only eight spinal cases have been reported. This is the third reported case in pediatric population, the first one associated with genetic syndrome and the first benign to recur...
April 1, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289104/scalp-hair-cortisol-for-diagnosis-of-cushing-s-syndrome
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Vincent L Wester, Martin Reincke, Jan W Koper, Erica L T van den Akker, Laura Manenschijn, Christina M Berr, Julia Fazel, Yolanda B de Rijke, Richard A Feelders, Elisabeth F C van Rossum
OBJECTIVE: Current first-line screening tests for Cushing's syndrome (CS) only measure time-point or short-term cortisol. Hair cortisol content (HCC) offers a non-invasive way to measure long-term cortisol exposure over several months of time. We aimed to evaluate HCC as a screening tool for CS. DESIGN: Case-control study in two academic referral centers for CS. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2016, we collected scalp hair from patients suspected of CS and healthy controls...
June 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
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