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Christopher Bastianpillai, Ross Warner, Luis Beltran, James Green
The macroscopic appearances of florid cystitis cystica et glandularis can be mistaken for malignancy, and it is therefore important to perform a prompt resection to confirm the histological diagnosis and exclude sinister pathology.
March 2018: JRSM Open
Patrícia Leitão, André Carvalho, Conceição Guerra, José Gonçalves, Isabel Ramos
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant vascular disorder characterized by epistaxis, mucocutaneous telangiectasias, and arteriovenous malformations affecting various organs and systems. The liver is a commonly involved organ (74% of patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia), although symptomatic liver disease is quite infrequent. In symptomatic cases, clinical manifestations relate most commonly to the predominant type of vascular shunting present (arteriovenous, arterioportal, or portovenous)...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
John R Apps, Gabriela Carreno, Jose Mario Gonzalez-Meljem, Scott Haston, Romain Guiho, Julie E Cooper, Saba Manshaei, Nital Jani, Annett Hölsken, Benedetta Pettorini, Robert J Beynon, Deborah M Simpson, Helen C Fraser, Ying Hong, Shirleen Hallang, Thomas J Stone, Alex Virasami, Andrew M Donson, David Jones, Kristian Aquilina, Helen Spoudeas, Abhijit R Joshi, Richard Grundy, Lisa C D Storer, Márta Korbonits, David A Hilton, Kyoko Tossell, Selvam Thavaraj, Mark A Ungless, Jesus Gil, Rolf Buslei, Todd Hankinson, Darren Hargrave, Colin Goding, Cynthia L Andoniadou, Paul Brogan, Thomas S Jacques, Hywel J Williams, Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera
Adamantinomatous craniopharyngiomas (ACPs) are clinically challenging tumours, the majority of which have activating mutations in CTNNB1. They are histologically complex, showing cystic and solid components, the latter comprised of different morphological cell types (e.g. β-catenin-accumulating cluster cells and palisading epithelium), surrounded by a florid glial reaction with immune cells. Here, we have carried out RNA sequencing on 18 ACP samples and integrated these data with an existing ACP transcriptomic dataset...
March 14, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
S Camacho-Aguilar, V Ramírez-Amador, P Rosendo-Chalma, M Guido-Jiménez, A García-Carrancá, G Anaya-Saavedra
BACKGROUND: Although HPV emerged as a crucial carcinogenic and prognostic biomarker in head and neck cancer, and considering the increase in HPV-associated oral lesions (HPV-OLs) in HIV individuals, molecular information about HPV-OLs is scarce; thus, our aim was to determine viral loads in HPV-OLs from HIV/AIDS individuals. METHODS: HIV/AIDS subjects with HPV-OL were included in this cross-sectional study. Following informed consent, biopsies were obtained. HPV detection and typing were carried out by PCR and sequencing (MY09/11, GP5+/6+)...
March 2018: Oral Diseases
Qiping Chen, Joyce Siong-See Lee, Weiting Michelle Liang, Mei Fung Chan, Ramón M Pujol, Requena Luis, Suat Hoon Tan
Indeterminate cell histiocytosis (ICH) is an extremely rare cutaneous neoplastic disorder. It has the immunophenotypic features of both Langerhans and non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis. We report here a case of a healthy young Chinese woman who presented with disfiguring thick, infiltrated cutaneous nodules on the face, trunk and extremities which appeared progressively over a period of 4 years. No systemic involvement has been detected so far. Results of a skin biopsy showed diffuse dermal infiltration of histiocytoid cells with indented nuclei and positive staining for S100 and CD1a and negativity for CD207 (langerin)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Alfredo Agulló, Brian Hinds, Mónica Larrea, Ignacio Yanguas
Clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) is a subset of dermatomyositis (DM) that has conventional cutaneous manifestations of DM, but paradoxically, little or no muscle involvement. In 2005, a novel antibody was described in association with CADM - anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (anti-MDA5). Patients with this serologic marker have a characteristic mucocutaneous phenotype consisting of skin ulceration among other signs. We describe the case of a 46-year-old woman with CADM, elevated anti-MDA5 autoantibodies, and unusual clinical features (livedo racemosa, florid acral edema) among the classical phenotype of MDA5 DM (arthralgias, ulcerations, panniculitis) and classical DM lesions (Gottron papules, heliotrope rash)...
January 2018: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Mahalekshmi Desikan, Renata Siciliani Scalco, Andreea Manole, Alice R Gardiner, Anthony H Schapira, Robin H Lachmann, Henry Houlden, Janice L Holton, Rahul Phadke, Ros Quinlivan
An 84-year-old lady with slowly progressive limb and axial muscle weakness with onset in her teens was referred for genetic investigations. Targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) revealed a homozygous mutation GYG1 in exon5:c.487delG:p.D163fs, confirming the diagnosis of Polyglucosan Body Myopathy 2 (PGBM2). Retrospective review of muscle pathology revealed a florid vacuolar myopathy with histochemical and ultrastructural features consistent with a polyglucosan storage myopathy. No cardiac symptoms were reported...
January 10, 2018: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Maria Trovato, Giuseppe Giuffrida, Antonino Seminara, Simone Fogliani, Vittorio Cavallari, Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Alfredo Campennì
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer. On the contrary, primary thyroid lymphoma (PTL) is a rare disease, accounting for 2% to 5% of all thyroid malignancies. Despite several cases in which both PTC and PTL arise in the setting of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), the coexistence of both tumors in HT patients is very rare. Herein we report the case of a 66-year-old woman with long-standing nodular HT under replacement therapy, who presented with a fast, painless enlargement in the right anterior side of the neck...
December 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Giuseppe Maiolino, Giulio Ceolotto, Michele Battistel, Giulio Barbiero, Maurizio Cesari, Laurence Amar, Brasilina Caroccia, Roberto Padrini, Michel Azizi, Gian Paolo Rossi
PURPOSE: Aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) is the main curable cause of endocrine hypertension cause of primary aldosteronism (PA) and it is in up to 66% of all cases investigated with adrenal vein sampling (AVS). Mutations in the KCNJ5 potassium channel involve up to 70% of APA and cause the most florid PA phenotypes. The recent finding that macrolide antibiotics specifically inhibit in vitro the altered function of mutated KCNJ5 channels has opened new horizons for the diagnosis and treatment of APA with KCNJ5 mutations in that it can allow identification and target treatment of PA patients harbouring a mutated APA...
February 6, 2018: Blood Pressure
Nasrin Esfahanizadeh, Hila Yousefi
Florid cemento-osseus dysplasia (FCOD) has been described as a reactive process in which normal bone is replaced by fibrous connective tissues and cementum-like materials. Radiographically it appears as dense, lobulated masses, often occurring bilaterally with symmetric involvement. In this case report a successful implant placement has been reported in a 62-year-old Caucasian woman with a chief complaint of mandibular partial edentulous. Radiographic images showed the bilateral radio-opaque lesions in edentulous regions of mandible, and mandibular anterior teeth alike...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Oral Implantology
Jacopo Vannucci, Guido Bellezza, Alberto Matricardi, Giulia Moretti, Antonello Bufalari, Lucio Cagini, Francesco Puma, Niccolò Daddi
Talc pleurodesis has been associated with pleuropulmonary damage, particularly long-term damage due to its inert nature. The present model series review aimed to assess the safety of this procedure by examining inflammatory stimulus, biocompatibility and tissue reaction following talc pleurodesis. Talc slurry was performed in rabbits: 200 mg/kg checked at postoperative day 14 (five models), 200 mg/kg checked at postoperative day 28 (five models), 40 mg/kg, checked at postoperative day 14 (five models), 40 mg/kg checked at postoperative day 28 (five models)...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Neha Singh, Anila Sharma, Sunil Pasricha, Narendra Agrawal, Dinesh Bhurani, Gurudutt Gupta, Anurag Mehta
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January 2018: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Andres G Chiesa-Vottero
Seven cases of actinomycotic endometritis were identified among 28,906 endometrial biopsies performed in the last 10 yr. The patients' ages ranged from 44 to 85 yr old. An intrauterine device was in place from 7 to 44 yr. The reasons to perform the biopsies included abnormal uterine bleeding, malodor, prolapse, pelvic inflammatory disease, and suspicion of metastatic uterine sarcoma. Definitive identification of Actinomyces israelii by culture was obtained in 1 case only. Gram, Gomori methenamine silver, and Fite stains were useful in the differential diagnosis with pseudoactinomycotic granules, Nocardia, fungi, and other bacteria...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Ponraj K Sundaram, Pawan Kumar Jain
Elevation of a depressed skull fracture (DSF) overlying a venous sinus is generally avoided due to risk of sinus injury. Rarely, the sinus may be compressed by the fractured segment, causing intracranial hypertension (IH) or encephalopathy and can only be diagnosed with cerebral angiography or MR imaging techniques. The posterior third of the superior sagittal sinus (SSS) was found involved in all the reported cases. There is no consensus on its management, but most patients did not have any sinus thrombosis and improved after elevation of the compressing DSF alone...
January 24, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Romain Glâtre, Héloïse De Kermadec, Issam Abd Alsamad, Cécile Badoual, Anne Gauthier, Lydia Brugel, Claire Parra, André Coste, Virginie Prulière-Escabasse, Emilie Bequignon
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal exophytic papillomas are rare. The multifocal form, florid papillomatosis, has not been yet described in literature. We report on the clinical features and the management of the different forms of exophytic papilloma. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted that included all patients with exophytic papilloma treated in our center over the past 12 years. We recorded clinical presentation, treatments, recurrences, pathology (p16 expression and human papillomavirus [HPV] status)...
January 17, 2018: Head & Neck
Sam Nahas, Anne McKirdy, Arjuna Imbuldeniya
A 24-year-old woman who was 24 weeks pregnant presented to the emergency department with septic shock and an elbow wound that had become infected. She sustained an injury to the tip of the right elbow on a light switch 4 days prior. In the space of 1 day, she developed a necrotising soft tissue infection, which was rapidly spread to the forearm with florid sepsis. Her initial serum C reactive protein was 392 mg/L, and white cell count was 32×109/L. The patient was treated promptly with aggressive surgical debridement and broad-spectrum antibiotics...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Victor Daviet-Noual, Anne-Laure Ejeil, Charles Gossiome, Nathan Moreau, Benjamin Salmon
BACKGROUND: Osseous dysplasia (OD) is the most common fibro-osseous lesion of the jaw affecting the periapical region. Early stages of OD can resemble periapical radiolucencies, thus mimicking the radiological aspects of an endodontic pathology. Such radiolucent lesions affecting previously decayed or treated teeth are even more complex to interpret. CASE PRESENTATION: The aim of this paper is to report a case-series of representative clinical situations describing the radiological features and illustrating the diagnostic workup of patients with florid osseous dysplasia (FOD)...
December 28, 2017: BMC Oral Health
Rohan Ameratunga, Mark Donaldson
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic retinal vasculitis, aneurysms, and neuroretinitis syndrome is a very rare primary retinal vasculitis. It seems to evolve in stages, where there is initially a florid vasculitis associated with aneurysm formation. Neuroretinitis and macula edema are common features. Subsequently, retinal ischemia ensues, leading to neovascularization. If untreated, further sight-threatening complications occur, including traction retinal detachment and secondary glaucoma. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here, we describe a patient with early idiopathic retinal vasculitis, aneurysms, and neuroretinitis syndrome, who was treated with a combination of systemic immunosuppression and localized photocoagulation...
December 19, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Brie E Kezlarian, Liang Cheng, Nilesh S Gupta, Sean R Williamson
Vasitis nodosa is a benign proliferation of vas deferens epithelium, thought to be a response to trauma or obstruction, usually vasectomy. Although histologic features mimic malignancy, diagnosis is usually straightforward due to the clinical context. We analyzed 21 specimens with vasitis or epididymitis nodosa with antibodies to PAX8, CD10, p63, alpha-methyl-acyl-coA-racemase (AMACR), GATA3, prostein, NKX3.1, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Two diagnostically problematic cases included 1) florid bladder muscle involvement after prostatectomy and 2) involvement of the ampulla and ejaculatory duct in a radical prostatectomy specimen...
December 11, 2017: Human Pathology
X L Xu, X Y Tu, R H Shui, Y F Cheng, B H Yu, W T Yang
Objective: To evaluate the morphological and immunohistochemical features of infiltrating epitheliosis and its differential diagnosis. Methods: Nine consultation and routine cases of infiltrating epitheliosis diagnosed from January 2015 to December 2016 in Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center were collected. All tissues were formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded and routinely HE stained. The HE slides were reviewed. Immunohistochemical staining of CKpan, CK7, CK19, CK5/6, CK14, p63, SMMHC, Calponin, ER, PR, HER2, Ki-67 and S-100 protein was performed using Ventana BenchMark automated immunostainer...
December 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
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