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biopsy of abdominopelvic lesions

Vered Buchholz, George Kiroff, Markus Trochsler, Harsh Kanhere
INTRODUCTION: Extrauterine Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (EESS) is an extremely rare mesenchymal tumour that simulates other pathologies, and therefore poses a diagnostic challenge. This report outlines a case of EESS arising from the greater omentum mimicking a colonic tumour, with review of literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 47-year-old woman, with history of hysterectomy for menorrhagia and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), presented with right sided abdominal pain and localized peritonism...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Iñaki González-Foruria, Pietro Santulli, Sandrine Chouzenoux, Francisco Carmona, Charles Chapron, Frédéric Batteux
STUDY QUESTION: Is oxidative stress associated with the A disintegrin and metalloproteases (ADAM) metallopeptidase domain 17 (ADAM17)/Notch signalling pathway and fibrosis in the development of endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oxidative stress is correlated with hyperactivation of the ADAM17/Notch signalling pathway and a consequent increase in fibrosis in patients with endometriosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: It is nowadays accepted that oxidative stress plays an important role in the onset and progression of endometriosis...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
L Marcellin, P Santulli, S Chouzenoux, O Cerles, C Nicco, B Dousset, M Pallardy, S Kerdine-Römer, P A Just, C Chapron, F Batteux
The redox-sensitive nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-like 2 (NRF2) controls endogenous antioxidant enzymes' transcription and protects against oxidative damage which is triggered by inflammation and known to favor progression of endometriosis. Glutamate Cysteine Ligase (GCL), a target gene of NRF2, is the first enzyme in the synthesis cascade of glutathione, an important endogenous antioxidant. Sixty-one patients, with thorough surgical examination of the abdominopelvic cavity, were recruited for the study: 31 with histologically-proven endometriosis and 30 disease-free women taken as controls...
April 28, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Byoung Jo Suh
We report the case of a 73-year-old female who was diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was used to diagnose Borrmann type 3 advanced gastric cancer located at the gastric antrum. A biopsy revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-CT (FDG-PET-CT) scans demonstrated multiple lymph node metastases, including the para-aortic lymph nodes. Systemic chemotherapy with 5-fluoruracil (5-FU), oxaliplatin, and leucovorin (FOLFOX) was initiated...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
N-A Ouédraogo Nde, N A Ouédraogo, H A Bambara, B M A Tiemtoré-Kambou, F Traoré, N Zongo, M S Ouédraogo, G P Tapsoba, Achach Thouraya Chtioui, A Lamien/Sanou
BACKGROUND: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare tumor, representing about 0.1% of skin malignant tumors. It is characterized by local aggressiveness with significant potential for recurrence. Although metastasis is rare, it does occur. We report a case of a Burkinabe woman with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. CASE PRESENTATION: A 27-year-old Burkinabe woman consulted our institution for a recurrent scalp nodule that had been evolving for 13 years. At clinical examination, she was in good condition with a dry cough...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Seong Jae Yeo, Chang Min Cho, Min Kyu Jung, Ki Ju Kim, Myung Hi Kim, Seung Hyun Cho, Gab Chul Kim, An Na Seo
Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive, chronic infectious disease. It is caused by the genus Actinomyces, which are gram-positive anaerobic bacteria. It presents as a mass-like lesion, composed of bacterial nidus and characteristic granulomatous inflammatory fibrosis. As such, it has frequently been mistaken for a malignancy. Surgical resection is a common procedure in these patients prior to a definite diagnosis. Although actinomycosis can occur in a variety of regions, including oral-cervicofacial, thoracic, and abdominopelvic cavities, the involvement of the pancreas is very rare...
March 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Kiran Joglekar, Christopher Jackson, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), also known as Marjolin ulcer, is a rare complication of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Metastatic SCC from HS typically involves the axial skeleton or abdominopelvic viscera. Metastatic disease to the lungs is a rare phenomenon with only three reported cases of lung parenchyma. We present a biopsy proven case of metastatic SCC to the pleura from gluteal HS. CASE REPORT A 46-year-old male with a history of recently diagnosed Marjolin ulcer secondary to gluteal HS was transferred to our intensive care unit for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to recurrent pleural effusion...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Eric S Chang, William D Baker, Charles N Landen
BACKGROUND: We report diagnosis and management of stage IV papillary serous uterine cancer with initial clinical presentation as a skin rash. CASE: A 62-year-old postmenopausal female developed an erythematous rash beginning on her right lower abdomen and progressively spreading to her left abdomen, vulva, and neck. After a trial of antibiotic treatment, biopsy of left neck and right thigh skin nodules revealed papillary serous carcinoma. Abdominopelvic tomography revealed endometrial thickening and a 5 cm left adnexal mass...
November 2016: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
Jae-Young Kwack, Seul Ki You, Yong-Soon Kwon
A 40-year-old woman visited our hospital with cyclic hematochezia for four months. The patient had the history of laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy because of severe dysmenorrhea two years ago at another tertiary hospital. According to the medical records, the past surgical treatment was incomplete excision of pelvic endometriotic lesions, especially in rectal serosal lesions. A colonoscopy and abdominopelvic computed tomography showed an isolated tumor mimicking neoplasm, in which a biopsy under colonoscopy was performed and the lesion was endometriosis pathologically...
May 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Aaron Rohr, Ryan Ash, John Vadaparampil, Jacqueline Hill, Louis Wetzel
A 51-year-old man with history of undiagnosed pulmonary nodules 4 years prior, presented with right-sided chest pain. Acute cardiac workup was negative, and a chest computed tomography examination demonstrated marked improvement in bilateral pulmonary nodules. A concordant abdominal computed tomography examination showed new subcentimeter hypodense lesions throughout the liver and spleen, mild progressive abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy, and new small lytic lesions of T11 and L4 vertebrae. A positron emission tomography examination demonstrated hypermetabolic activity of these abdominopelvic lesions suggesting metastatic disease...
June 2016: Radiology case reports
Pietro Santulli, Louis Marcellin, Sandrine Chouzenoux, Veronique Boulard, Pierre-Alexandre Just, Carole Nicco, Christiane Chereau, Claudia Tosti, Charles Chapron, Frédéric Batteux
OBJECTIVE: Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are involved in the proliferation and survival of endometriotic lesions. Vemurafenib (PLX4032) is a novel protein kinase inhibitor that targets BRAF, a member of the MAPK pathway. The present study tested the in vitro and in vivo effects of PLX4032 on endometriotic cells. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a laboratory study in a tertiary-care university hospital from January 2013 to September 2013. We enrolled a cohort of 40 patients: 20 with histologically proven endometriosis and 20 unaffected women...
August 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
Adriana de Sousa Lages, Margarida Bastos, Patrícia Oliveira, Francisco Carrilho
Although it is a rare entity, primary lymphoma of the adrenal gland should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bilateral nodular adrenal lesions, particularly when there is evidence of associated adrenal insufficiency. We describe the case of an 83-year-old woman admitted to the emergency department due to a month's history of asthenia, weight loss, anorexia and nausea. Abdominopelvic CT showed bilateral nodular lesions of adrenal glands and a stimulation test with tetracosactide was compatible with primary adrenal insufficiency...
March 18, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Ercan Malkoç, Zeki Aktaş, Kemal Kara, Aptullah Haholu
Metastatic masses in the kidney are rare, and metastasis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma to the kidney is even rarer. A 58-year-old male patient with macroscopic hematuria presented to the emergency department. Abdominopelvic computed tomography revealed a lesion that was not visualized as a complete mass but instead appeared as a patch extending from the pelvis to the parenchyma. Biopsy indicated metastasis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma to the right kidney. These findings indicate that metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma should be considered in patients presenting with hematuria and findings of patch-like suspicious masses in the right kidney...
June 2015: Turkish Journal of Urology
Khaleel Al-Obaidy, Fatimah Alruwaii, Areej Al Nemer, Raed Alsulaiman, Zainab Alruwaii, Mohamed A Shawarby
BACKGROUND: Primary gastric actinomycosis is extremely rare, the appendix and ileocecal region being the most commonly involved sites in abdominopelvic actinomycosis. Herein, we report a case of primary gastric actinomycosis. The diagnosis was made on microscopic evaluation of gastroscopic biopsy specimens. To the best of our knowledge, this is the third case to be reported in the literature, in which the diagnosis was made in a gastroscopic biopsy rather than a resection specimen. CASE PRESENTATION: An 87-year-old Saudi male on medication for cardiomyopathy, premature ventricular contractions, renal impairment, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, presented to the emergency department with acute diffuse abdominal pain, abdominal distension, constipation and vomiting for two days, with no history of fever, abdominal surgery or trauma...
2015: BMC Clinical Pathology
Pamela Stratton, Izabella Khachikyan, Ninet Sinaii, Robin Ortiz, Jay Shah
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate sensitization, myofascial trigger points, and quality of life in women with chronic pelvic pain with and without endometriosis. METHODS: A cross-sectional prospective study of women aged 18-50 years with pain suggestive of endometriosis and healthy, pain-free volunteers without a history of endometriosis. Patients underwent a physiatric neuromusculoskeletal assessment of clinical signs of sensitization and myofascial trigger points in the abdominopelvic region...
March 2015: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Moon Seong Baek, Young Mi Mok, Weon-Cheol Han, Yong Sung Kim
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is a rare disease characterized by focal or diffuse eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach and duodenum. EGE has vague, nonspecific symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, ascites, and malabsorption. Here, we report a patient with EGE presenting with concurrent acute pancreatitis and ascites. A 68-year-old woman was admitted with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and watery diarrhea. Laboratory findings revealed elevated serum titers of amylase, lipase, and peripheral blood eosinophil count...
March 2014: Gut and Liver
Safae Mansouri, Luis A Glaria, Naim Asmae, Luis F Flores
UNLABELLED: Metastatic carcinoma to the vulva is rare, where the incidence is believed to be between 5% and 8%. However, malignant tumors have been described in 3-11% of systemic scleroderma (SSc) cases. We report the case of one patient, a 66-year-old postmenopausal woman, whose medical history was marked with rheumatic vascular disease (systemic scleroderma) since 1993 without muscular, renal, cardiac lesions or HTA (arterial hypertension) and without tobacco history. The woman presented with a new vulvar mass of the right labia in December 2011 that had progressively enlarged in size...
2013: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Hailing Wang, Fangxuan Li, Juntian Liu, Sheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy of abdominal and pelvic masses in adults has gained tremendous popularity. However, the application of the same treatment in children is not as popular because of apprehensions regarding inadequate tissues for the biopsy and accidental puncture of vital organs. METHODS: Data of the application of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy in 105 pediatric patients with clinically or ultrasound-diagnosed abdominopelvic masses were reviewed...
January 2014: Pediatric Surgery International
Rahmatollah Salmanpoor, Nasrin Saki, Mojdeh Sepaskhah, Fatemeh Sari Aslani, Bahareh Kardeh
Cutaneous metastasis is a rare complication of visceral malignancies. We present a very unusual case of a 33 year-old seemingly healthy man with a sudden and rapidly enlarging skin lesion that was diagnosed as a skin metastasis of his visceral malignancy. Abdominopelvic CT scan revealed thickening of the anterior wall of the urinary bladder and the fundus and body of the stomach. Skin biopsy histopathological findings were suggestive of poorly differentiated metastatic carcinoma. The origin of the primary carcinoma was bladder adenocarcinoma or/and gastric adenocarcinoma, but the tumor was so poorly differentiated that the original source of the tumor could not be defined with certainty...
October 16, 2013: Dermatology Online Journal
Qi Liu, Qin Zhang, Qun Guan, Jin-feng Xu, Qun-li Shi
OBJECTIVE: To present and discuss 28 female cases with abdominopelvic tuberculosis (TB) and abnormal CA125 levels to better distinguish this disease from advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Abdominopelvic tuberculosis (APTB) is one of the extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) sites, usually misdiagnosed as AOC and PID and then has to undergo surgery. However, the treatment of APTB is totally based on medical therapy other than surgery except biopsy. This article aims to present and discuss 28 female APTB cases with abnormal CA125 levels to better distinguish this disease from AOC and PID so as to find out non-invasive APTB diagnosis methods...
March 2014: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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