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soft tissue granulomatous inflammation in an adolescent

Su Jung Baik, Kwon Yoo, Tae Hun Kim, Il Hwan Moon, Min-Sun Cho
Obstructive jaundice caused by tuberculous lymphadenitis is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis (TB), with 15 cases having been reported in Korea. We experienced a case of obstructive jaundice caused by pericholedochal tuberculous lymphadenitis in a 30-year-old man. The patient's initial serum total bilirubin level was 21.1 mg/dL. Abdominal computed tomography revealed narrowing of the bile duct by a conglomerated soft-tissue mass involving the main portal vein. Abrupt obstruction of the common bile duct was observed on cholangiography...
June 2014: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
C-H Hsiao, T-F Tsai, P-R Hsueh
SETTING: A medical centre in Taipei, Taiwan. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinicopathological and microbiological correlates of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). DESIGN: Patients with NTM SSTI identified from 1999 to 2009 were included. Histological sections of the skin biopsy specimens from these patients were reassessed. RESULTS: Among 58 patients with NTM SSTI, the most commonly isolated NTM were rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM; n = 30), Mycobacterium marinum (n = 17) and M...
June 2011: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Andressa Vieria Caldellas, Claudio Cardoso de Castro, Jose Horácio Aboudib, Leonardo Araújo Guimarães, Palmyra Geissler, Juan Cedrola
BACKGROUND: Both surgical and nonsurgical techniques, including soft tissue augmentation, are available to restore a youthful appearance to the face. Soft tissue augmentation with nonabsorbable fillers is increasingly important, as a growing number of patients are seeking aesthetic improvement without the downtime and cost of major surgical procedures. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), an injectable implant composed of a suspension of microspheres in different media, is one such soft tissue filler...
May 2010: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
J Benton, A Karkanevatos
Mycobacterium marinum is an atypical mycobacterium found in both salt and fresh water. It occasionally causes soft tissue infections after minor trauma, principally affecting the limbs. A 17-year-old male aquarium worker presented with preseptal cellulitis of his right eye, after attempting to lance a hordeolum some days previously. The condition failed to respond to antibiotics and a necrotic area developed, which subsequently required debridement. Histology of the debrided area demonstrated granulomatous inflammation which when considered with his occupation led to the diagnosis of Mycobacterium marinum--'fish-tank granuloma'...
June 2007: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Michel El-Hakim, Peter Chauvin
PURPOSE: Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is an uncommon disease, which presents usually as a persistent swelling of the soft tissues in the orofacial region and is characterized histologically by a granulomatous inflammation. The term orofacial granulomatosis is used in the literature to describe a nonspecific granulomatous inflammation. A subset, cheilitis granulomatosa (CG), which presents clinically as persistent lip swelling, is a granulomatous inflammation of unknown origin of the lips...
September 2004: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dev Prasoon
OBJECTIVE: To describe tuberculosis of the intercostal lymph nodes and discuss its clinical and cytologic profile and pathogenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Fifteen cases from March 1994 to March 2000 were retrieved from our cytology records. Only clinically and therapeutically proven cases were included in the study. RESULTS: The ages of the patients ranged from 4 to 63 years. The male:female ratio was 2:1. The duration of disease at presentation ranged from one week to nine months...
January 2003: Acta Cytologica
M Barry, S M Thomas, A Rees, B Shafighian, M A Mowbray
AIMS: To investigate the histopathological features of the synovial lining of the knee following implantation of an artificial cruciate ligament. METHODS: Eighty two patients underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction for chronic, symptomatic instability of the knee. The cruciate ligament was reconstructed with a scaffold type prosthetic ligament. All patients underwent arthroscopy at the time of cruciate reconstruction and also as a "second look" procedure at a mean 26...
June 1995: Journal of Clinical Pathology
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