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Metesh Nalin Acharya, Konstantinos Kotidis, Mahmoud Loubani
Lobular capillary haemangioma (LCH), previously known as pyogenic granuloma, is a benign vascular lesion commonly found within the oral and nasal cavity. However, it is rarely encountered within the trachea, where presenting features include recurrent haemoptysis, cough, and wheeze. We here describe a case of a 7 mm tracheal LCH in a 56-year-old woman, which was successfully resected at interventional bronchoscopy using biopsy forceps. Clinicians should be aware of tracheal LCH in the differential diagnosis for recurrent haemoptysis...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
F Pilolli, L Giordano, A Galli, M Bussi
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the advantages of a video-assisted, minimally invasive transcervical approach to benign and malignant parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumours. Ten patients affected by benign and malignant PPS neoplasms underwent a combined transcervical and video-assisted minimally invasive approach, using Hopkins telescopes. We describe the operative technique and perform a review of the literature. Definitive histology revealed 3 pleomorphic adenomas, 2 schwannomas, 2 metastatic papillary thyroid carcinomas, one carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma, one cavernous haemangioma and one basal cell adenoma...
August 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
James Whitworth, Brian Stausbøl-Grøn, Anne-Bine Skytte
When faced with an unusual clinical feature in a patient with a Mendelian disorder, the clinician may entertain the possibilities of either the feature representing a novel manifestation of that disorder or the co-existence of a different inherited condition. Here we describe an individual with a submandibular oncocytoma, pulmonary bullae and renal cysts as well as multiple cerebral cavernous malformations and haemangiomas. Genetic investigations revealed constitutional mutations in FLCN, associated with Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD) and CCM2, associated with familial cerebral cavernous malformation...
October 8, 2016: Familial Cancer
O Dereure
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Ayse Nur Deger, Hakki Deger, Mahir Tayfur, Mecdi Gurhan Balcioglu, Emine Kadioglu
Glomus tumours are benign lesions which are frequently seen on hand (particularly subungual region). In this report a 52-year-old male patient with glomangiomyoma on the left forearm has been presented. With a preliminary diagnosis of haemangioma, a subcutaneous well-circumscribed nodular lesion of the patient was excised. On histomorphological examination glomus cells, vascular structures and spindle-shaped smooth muscle cells were seen around it. Immunohistochemistry of smooth muscle cells and glomus cells showed positivity for smooth muscle actin...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
F Birsasteanu, D Costachescu
Maffucci syndrome (MS) is a very rare, non-hereditary dysplasia, manifested by multiple enchondromas and haemangiomas. Malignant transformation of these lesions is seen in up to 33% of the cases. There is also a very rare association with secondary musculoskeletal deformaties. We present a case of a patient with Maffucci syndrome and an associated chondrosarcoma of the scapula. Treatment consisted of surgical resection. Because of the low grade of the tumour (G1), additional treatment radiotherapy/chemotherapy), was not necessary...
October 20, 2015: West Indian Medical Journal
M K Ahsan, N Sakeb, M Y Ali, M A Awwal, S I Khan, M M Goni, M B Mia, M B Alam, N Zaman, S N Jannat
Results of 63 surgically treated intradural spinal tumors between the period of October 2003 and December 2014 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and in our private settings, Dhaka, were analyzed retrospectively. There were 33 males, 30 females with an average age of 52.4 years (13-70 years) and followed up for at least a year. The preoperative symptom with duration, tumors location and intradural space occupancy and the histopathological diagnosis were analyzed. Pain was evaluated by the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the neurologic function was assessed by Nurick's grade...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Margaret Ting, Robert Roseby, Catherine McAdam
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August 27, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Vinod Kumar, Asha Samdani, Parijat Chandra, Atul Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 23, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Belle V van Rosmalen, Matthanja Bieze, Marc G H Besselink, Pieter Tanis, Joanne Verheij, Saffire S K S Phoa, Olivier Busch, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: Benign liver tumours (e.g., hepatocellular adenoma (HCA), focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), and haemangioma) are occasionally resected for alleged symptoms, although data on long-term outcomes is lacking. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess long-term outcomes of surgical intervention. METHODS: Forty patients with benign tumours (HCA 20, FNH 12, giant haemangioma 4, cysts 4) were included. Patients filled in Validated McGill Pain Questionnaires, preoperatively and after a median of 54 months after resection...
August 20, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Marco Maglione, Carmine Mollica, Gianfranco Vallone, Simone Maurea, Daniele Alberti, Erasmo Miele, Annamaria Staiano
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August 23, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
O J Castejón
Cerebellar cortical biopsies of the peritumoural region of seven patients with cerebellar haemangioma, mesencephalic meningioma, cerebellopontine astrocytoma, cerebellopontine meningioma, and medulloblastoma of cerebellar vermis were examined by means of conventional transmission electron microscopy. Granule cells showed oedematous cytoplasm and mitochondria. Swollen Golgi cells exhibited lipofuscin granules and intranuclear inclusions. Both neuron cell types displayed swollen dendritic digits synapsing with afferent mossy fibre endings...
2016: Folia Neuropathologica
Fahad Aljebab, Imti Choonara, Sharon Conroy
BACKGROUND: Long courses of oral corticosteroids are commonly used in children in the management of conditions such as nephrotic syndrome, leukaemia, asthma and others. Various adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are known to occur with their use. This systematic review aimed to identify the most common and serious ADRs and to determine their relative risk levels. METHODS: A literature search of several databases; Embase, Medline, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library and PubMed was performed to identify all studies where corticosteroids had been administered to paediatric patients ranging from 28 days to 18 years of age for at least 15 days of treatment...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Antonella Casiraghi, Umberto M Musazzi, Paolo Rocco, Silvia Franzè, Paola Minghetti
BACKGROUND/AIM: Topical β-blockers have recently been proposed as a valid alternative to oral drugs for treating cutaneous infantile haemangiomas, but clinical results in the literature are inconsistent due to the empirical choice of topical preparations. The current investigation aimed to rationalize the selection of a semi-solid vehicle for a locally applied drug product containing 1% w/w propranolol hydrochloride (PR-Cl). METHODS: A hydrophobic ointment of PR-Cl, two lipophilic creams, and a hydrophilic cream were prepared...
2016: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
Sataa Sallami, Houda Kilani, Sana Abou El Makarim, Emna Chelbi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
Susan C Shelmerdine, Derek J Roebuck, Alexander J Towbin, Kieran McHugh
Liver tumours are fortunately rare in children. Benign tumours such as haemangiomas and cystic mesenchymal hamartomas are typically seen in infancy, often before 6 months of age. After that age, malignant hepatic tumours increase in frequency. The differentiation of a malignant from benign lesion on imaging can often negate the need for biopsy. Ultrasound is currently the main screening tool for suspected liver pathology, and is ideally suited for evaluation of hepatic lesions in children due to their generally small size...
2016: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Martine Regenboog, Anneloes E Bohte, Inne Somers, Otto M van Delden, Mario Maas, Carla E M Hollak
In Gaucher disease (GD) imaging of liver and spleen is part of routine follow-up of GD patients. Focal lesions in both liver and spleen are frequently reported at radiological examinations. These lesions often represent benign accumulations of Gaucher cells, so-called "gaucheroma", but malignancies, especially hepatocellular carcinoma, are more frequently found in GD as well. We report the imaging characteristics of all focal lesions in liver and spleen in the Dutch GD cohort. Of the 95 GD1 patients, 40% had focal splenic and/or hepatic lesions, associated with more severe GD...
September 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
E Lie, K B Püttgen
A small subset of patients with infantile haemangiomas (IH) can present with serious complications, the most common of which is ulceration. Ulcerated IH can be exquisitely painful and always result in scarring. Numerous studies support the efficacy and reduced side effects of propranolol relative to systemic corticosteroids, which led to the adoption of propranolol as the mainstay of IH treatment. However, in certain cases of IH with complex ulceration, propranolol monotherapy may not be sufficient. In this case report, we present two cases that illustrate the effectiveness of adjunctive use of oral corticosteroids for the treatment of select IH with recalcitrant painful ulceration that were refractory to conservative wound care, laser therapy, and oral propranolol...
August 1, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Catrin Morgan, Kate Nicholls, Nusraat Gangat, Stafford Sansome
A young pregnant Zambian woman was referred from a district hospital in South Zambia to the university teaching hospital, Lusaka with severe anaemia and ascites. The ascites had developed over a month and the woman was currently 15 weeks pregnant. Further workup revealed that the patient was HIV-positive and the ascitic tap showed haemorrhagic fluid. After being reviewed by multiple doctors, the cause of the haemorrhagic ascites remained unclear; therefore, the decision was made to do a laparotomy. The laparotomy revealed haemoperitoneum and a large cyst attached to the liver containing 5 L of bloodstained fluid...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Mohamed Katta, Hemal Mehta, Ivan Ho, Ray Garrick, Robert Chong
Optic disc cavernous haemangiomas are either found incidentally or after presentation with vitreous haemorrhage. They are characterised by a cluster of grapes appearance to the multiple vascular saccules that make up the tumour. They are more often found in the retinal periphery but rarely occur at the optic disc. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging may be a useful non-invasive imaging modality to follow-up these lesions. We present the case of an asymptomatic 60-year-old lady referred from her optometrist with a lesion overlying the optic disc and the ensuing diagnosis of cavernous haemangioma using fundus fluorescein angiography and OCT...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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