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Susanna Bacigaluppi, Pietro Fiaschi, Alessandro Prior, Nicola L Bragazzi, Paolo Merciadri, Sergio Gennaro
Haemangiomas are rare benign tumors developing in cutaneous tissue and sometimes even in deep tissues. The existing literature reviewed, focusing on patients' age and gender, clinical features, diagnostics used, treatment, and, where available, follow-up data. Our review is the largest available at present time, including an additional case with a total of 41 patients.
March 14, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Mathieu Gauthé, Nathalie Testart Dardel, Fernando Ruiz Santiago, Jessica Ohnona, Valérie Nataf, Françoise Montravers, Jean-Noël Talbot
OBJECTIVES: To develop criteria to improve discrimination between vertebral metastases from neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) and benign bone lesions on PET combined with CT using DOTA-D-Phe1 -Tyr3 -octreotide labelled with gallium-68 (68 Ga-DOTA-TOC). METHODS: In 535 NET patients,68 Ga-DOTA-TOC PET/CT examinations were reviewed retrospectively for vertebral CT lesions and/or PET foci. For each vertebral PET abnormality, appearance on CT, biological volume (BV), standardized uptake value (SUVmax ) and ratios to those of reference organs were determined...
March 12, 2018: European Radiology
Wahida Chakari, Anette Pedersen Pilt, Jørgen Lock-Andersen
Haemangiomas are benign skin lesions that usually regress spontaneously, but radiotherapy has previously been used to assist the regression and healing of the lesions. Radium and X-rays were used as a treatment for benign skin lesions such as haemangioma until the carcinogenic effect of ionising radiation in humans was described. We report a patient diagnosed with a sarcomatoid carcinoma. Her past history was of particular interest since she had received radium treatment for a haemangioma at the same location more than 70 years before...
January 2018: Case Reports in Dermatology
Gabrielle Journo, Guillaume Bataillon, Raphael Benchimol, Asma Bekhouche, Chloe Dratwa, Delphine Sebbag-Sfez, Anne Tardivon, Fabienne Thibault, Catherine Ala-Eddine, Pascal Chérel, Caroline Malhaire
Hyperechogenicity is a sign classically reported to be in favour of a benign lesion and can be observed in many types of benign breast lesions such as hamartoma, lipoma, angiolipoma, haemangioma, haematoma, fat necrosis, fibrosis and galactocele, among others. However, some rare malignant breast lesions can also present a hyperechoic appearance. Most of these hyperechoic malignant lesions present other characteristics that are more typically suggestive of malignancy such as posterior shadowing, a more vertical axis or irregular margins that help to guide the diagnosis...
February 23, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
Ahmad Said, Alexandra Halalau
A 39-year-old woman with a history of chronic back pain due to spinal haemangiomas, multiple malignancies and depression was brought by Emergency medical servicesS to the emergency centre (EC) after being found unresponsive on the bathroom floor. The patient had an exacerbation of her back pain the previous day for which she admitted to taking double her usual dose of oxycodone, in addition to alprazolam, lorazepam, diphenhydramine and a glass of wine. She reported that she lost consciousness and was down for over 8 hours...
January 24, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Chao-Hung Kuo, Wen-Cheng Huang, Jau-Ching Wu
A glomangioma, also known as a glomus tumor, is a benign lesion and had rare occurrence of spine region. In this study, we presented a spinal glomus tumor with an unusual radiological presentation, which is different from osteolytic intraosseous patterns illustrated before. A 26-year-old male with compressive myelopathy caused by epidural intraspinal lesion over T11 level. Radiological presentation revealed reactive sclerotic change over the body and lamina was found on the same level in computed tomography (CT) examination...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
Lalit K Makhija, Sameek Bhattacharya
Introduction: Vascular anomalies are congenital lesions broadly categorised into vascular tumour (haemangiomas) and vascular dysmorphogenesis (vascular malformation). The management of these difficult problems has lately been simplified by the biological classification and multidisciplinary approach. To standardise the treatment protocol, an algorithm has been devised. The study aims to validate the algorithm in terms of its utility and presents our experience in managing vascular anomalies...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Giselle Cuestas, Verónica Rodríguez, Flavia Doormann, Patricio Bellia Munzón, Gastón Bellia Munzón
Laryngeal tumors are uncommon in children, accounting only for 2% of the laryngeal anomalies. Ninety-eight percent are benign; the most frequent ones are recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and haemangioma. Granular cell tumor, also called Abrikossoff tumor, is an unusual benign neoplasm, especially in the larynx. Clinical manifestations depend on the size and location of the tumor. Dysphonia is the main presenting symptom. The diagnosis is confirmed by the biopsy. The treatment of choice is surgery. We present a 9-year-old girl with dysphonia and exertion dyspnea due to a granular cell tumor of the larynx, and we emphasize the importance of considering the endoscopic evaluation of the airway in every child with progressive or persistent dysphonia in order to determine the etiology...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Manas Bajpai, Nilesh Pardhe, Manish Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
F H J Koekelkoren, M Fransen, J C J M Veraart
A 10-year-old boy presented with an asymptomatic, congenital, dark brown coloured, well circumscribed, verrucous, hyperkeratotic plaque on his left leg. This was diagnosed as verrucous haemangioma.
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Hideyuki Kosumi, Wataru Nishie, Tatsuro Sugai, Ellen Toyonaga, Norihiro Yoshimoto, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Ryota Horibe, Yasuo Kitamura, Hiroshi Nakatsumi, Hiroshi Shimizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
A Tyraskis, N Durkin, M Davenport
Congenital vascular anomalies of the liver include a range of malformations of the portal venous, hepatic arterial and venous systems. Congenital portosystemic shunts and arteriovenous malformations make up the two most frequent such malformations. While infantile haemangiomas of the liver, endothelial tumours characterised by vascular proliferation should also be considered, as a proportion of them form prenatally. Evidence to support treatment strategies for these infants and children has been mainly based on small case series...
November 6, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Jessica M Winfield, Gabriele Poillucci, Matthew D Blackledge, David J Collins, Vallari Shah, Nina Tunariu, Martin F Kaiser, Christina Messiou
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values for typical haemangiomas in the spine and to compare them with active malignant focal deposits. METHODS: This was a retrospective single-institution study. Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of 106 successive patients with active multiple myeloma, metastatic prostate or breast cancer were analysed. ADC values of typical vertebral haemangiomas and malignant focal deposits were recorded...
November 13, 2017: European Radiology
Daniela Süsskind, Werner Inhoffen, Faik Gelisken, Michael Völker
IMPORTANCE: Pre-treatment symptoms longer than 12 months and foveal cystoid changes are indicators for poor anatomical and functional outcome after photodynamic therapy (PDT). BACKGROUND: To evaluate the prognostic factors on the effectiveness of PDT with double duration for treatment of exudative circumscribed choroidal haemangioma. DESIGN: Retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-seven patients with symptomatic exudative circumscribed choroidal haemangioma treated with PDT...
November 13, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Bishow Tulachan, Buddha Nath Borgohain
Background: Glomangiomyoma is a rare histological variant of glomus tumour. Clinically, it mimicks as a haemangioma and is challenging to diagnose. Its occurrence in the neck of a child has not been previously described. Case presentation: A 3 year old girl presented with the complaints of painless progressive neck swelling in the right side for one and half year. Sonography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT neck angiography and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) were suggestive of vacular malformation i...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
B Kim, J H Byun, J H Lee, B J Park, H-J Kwon, J H Lee, S J Lee, H J Won, Y M Shin, P N Kim
AIM: To describe imaging characteristics of primary hepatic angiosarcoma on gadoxetate disodium-enhanced dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to determine features that differentiate angiosarcomas from similar-sized haemangiomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 15 patients with hepatic angiosarcomas and 35 patients with size-matched hepatic haemangiomas who underwent gadoxetate disodium-enhanced liver MRI. The number, size, growth pattern, signal intensity (SI) characteristics, and SI changes on dynamic scans were evaluated and compared between the two entities...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Radiology
Surya Nandan Prasad, Upendra Chaudhary, Madhuri Kumari, Hira Lal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Belle Vivica van Rosmalen, Joanne Verheij, Saffire S K S Phoa, Thomas Matthijs van Gulik
We present a case of a 77-year-old male patient with a liver tumour diagnosed as hepatic epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (HEHE), a potentially malignant tumour treated with liver resection. The patient is disease-free 3 years after resection. Imaging features using fludeoxyglucose F 18 positron emission tomography CT and MRI with gadoxic acid as well as histopathological findings are discussed.
November 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Richard C Semelka, Nadesan Nimojan, Saman Chandana, Miguel Ramalho, Suzanne L Palmer, Danielle DeMulder, Carolina Parada Villavicencio, John Woosley, Bonnie L Garon, Reena C Jha, Frank H Miller, Ersan Altun
PURPOSE: To determine if rare primary malignancies of the liver may have consistent features on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This IRB-compliant retrospective study reviewed the records from the pathology departments of four university centres over an 11-year period from 2005-2016 to identify rare primary malignant tumours, which were cross-referenced with MRI records. MRI studies of these patients were reviewed to determine if these tumours exhibited consistent and distinctive features...
October 27, 2017: European Radiology
Xiaolei Liu, Zhiying Yang, Haidong Tan, Li Xu, Liguo Liu, Jia Huang, Shuang Si, Yongliang Sun
BACKGROUND: The location of liver haemangioma may affect surgical decisions, but no study has ever examined this issue. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 338 liver haemangioma patients who visited at clinic. The collected data included demographics, location, symptoms and whether surgical treatment was performed. For patients with surgical treatment, the collected data included radiologic characteristics, surgical procedures, surgical variables, postoperative stay, morbidity, and mortality...
December 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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