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S Hu, Amirkaveh Mojtahed, A Covington, W Thompson, N Volpicelli, Denis McCarthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Raita Fukaya, Masatoki Ozaki, Dai Kamamoto, Yukina Tokuda, Tokuhiro Kimura, Masahito Fukuchi, Koji Fujii
The prognosis of recurrent and disseminated glioblastoma is very poor. Bevacizumab is an effective established therapy for recurrent glioblastoma following treatment with radiotherapy plus temozolomide. However, the efficacy of bevacizumab is limited to prolonging progression-free survival, without significant prolongation of the overall survival. We herein report a case of glioblastoma in a 32-year-old female patient with encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL) that had disseminated following surgical resection and subsequent treatment with temozolomide and radiation therapy...
October 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Seong Rok Han
There are very few reports of spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) in association with scoliosis. A 49-year-old man presented with persistent back pain and right hip lump. The lumbar spine X-rays showed scoliosis (Lenke classification 5BN). Lumbar MRI demonstrated circumferential epidural fat deposit from L1 to lower S2 level. There was no obvious etiology of SEL except mild increased body mass index (BMI). The patient was managed with conservative treatment. After 6 months medication (limaprost and ginkgo), his symptoms were relieved...
March 2016: J Spine Surg
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
So far, a fatty pancreas has been related to obesity and the ageing processes in the body. The current list of pathogenetic factors of the condition is clearly extended with genetically conditioned diseases (cystic fibrosis, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and Johanson-Blizzard syndrome), pancreatitis, especially hereditary and obstructive, metabolic and hormonal disorders (hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia and hypercortisolemia), alcohol overuse, taking some medicines (especially adrenal cortex hormones), disease of the liver and visceral adiposis...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
Ali Firat Sarp, Yeliz Pekcevik
Lipomatosis of the nerve, also known as fibrolipomatous hamartoma, is characterized by the infiltration of the nerve by fibro-fatty tissue. The affected nerve becomes thicker, and it simulates a mass lesion. Lipomatosis usually affects the median nerve and lipomatosis of the sciatic nerve is extremely rare. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the key to diagnosis, and it is usually pathognomonic. In this report, MRI and diffusion-weighted MRI findings of a case of a giant sciatic nerve lipomatosis without macrodactyly are presented...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
Matthew Burrage, Arun Dahiya, Arnold C T Ng, Dariusz Korczyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 27, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Davorin Sef, Marko Ivan Turina
We describe the resection for lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum which necessitated complete reconstruction of the right atrium with Dacron grafts connecting the superior and inferior vena cava with the tricuspid orifice, and connection of the pulmonary veins to the mitral orifice with xenopericardium.
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Lauren A Kremm, Lisa Thornton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Juewon W Khwarg, Sanjog S Pangarkar, Mojgan H Saber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Baris Yildirim, Varun Puvanesarajah, Howard S An, Wendy M Novicoff, Amit Jain, Francis H Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
OBJECTIVE: We present the largest known consecutive series of epidural lipomatosis (EL) patients, to characterize demographics and clinical symptoms of patients with EL on MRI, and compare these characteristics against a matched control group. METHODS: Patients evaluated for pathology requiring lumbar MRI imaging between September 2010 and September 2015 were retrospectively reviewed and included in this study if they were diagnosed with EL on a radiological note during any visit to our medical center...
September 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
V S Schäfer, W A Schmidt, C Meybaum, V Rosenkranz, A Krause
Spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) of the thoracic and lumbar spine is a rare entity, which leads to compression of the spinal canal. The exact pathogenesis is still unknown. It most commonly occurs in patients with long-term exogenous or endogenous glucocorticoid excess or morbid obesity but there are also idiopathic forms. The symptoms depend on the severity of the SEL and can manifest as clinically asymptomatic, non-specific back pain, radiculopathy up to spinal cord compression. The diagnosis is usually achieved by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the affected spinal segments...
August 31, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Mohammad Sharifi, Maral Namdari
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL) presented with characteristic multiple organ involvement. METHODS: A 7-day-old white Iranian girl was referred with ocular, skin and brain abnormalities. RESULTS: The findings of nevus psiloliparus, eyelid choristoma and intracranial lipoma were consistent with ECCL. CONCLUSION: Since the skin and ocular manifestations can be easily observed at birth examination, pediatricians and ophthalmologists should be aware of this condition...
September 2016: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
Shaul Beyth, Ori Safran
Synovial lipomatosis (also known as lipoma arborescens) is a rare and benign lesion affecting synovium-lined cavities. It is characterized by hyperplasia of mature fat tissue in the subsynovial layer. Although the most commonly affected site is the knee joint, rarely additional locations such as tendon sheath and other joints are involved. We present a case of synovial lipomatosis of the glenohumeral joint in a 44-year-old man. The clinical data radiological studies and histopathologic results are described, as well as a review of the current literature...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Jagadeesh Menon, Anmol Bhatia, Babu Ram Thapa, Kushaljit Singh Sodhi
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August 25, 2016: Tropical Doctor
Jasb Jayasundara, C S Sellahewa, A D Hall, R T Patel
Although sporadic lipomas are not uncommon in the upper gastrointestinal tract, diffuse gastroduodenal lipomatosis is a rare clinical entity. Medical literature reveals a limited number of such cases presenting with upper gastrointestinal obstruction or bleeding. We present the management experience of a 43-year-old woman who presented with intussusception causing high small-bowel obstruction secondary to jejunal lipomatosis. Computed tomography showed diffuse fatty thickening of the gastric wall in addition to multiple lipomas in stomach, duodenum and in the jejunum with jejunal intussusception...
August 23, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Siobhán O'Keefe, Dieter T Wefuan, Jennifer B Humberson, Karen Schmidt, John Wiley
BACKGROUND: Pierpont syndrome was first described in 1998 with key characteristics including developmental delay, dysmorphic facial features, fat pads on hands and feet, and feeding difficulties. To date the mechanism of inheritance is unknown. Nine out of ten previously described patients with Pierpont syndrome were boys. This is the first report of a case of a non-white patient with Pierpont syndrome and she is the second female patient to be described as having Pierpont syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient is a 16-month-old Hispanic girl with extreme developmental delay, microcephaly, large ears, short and thick upper lip, broad philtrum, widely spaced teeth, constipation, dysphagia, fat pads on feet and hands, autistic behavior and seizure-like episodes...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Dinesh Zirpe, Majid Wani, Priyanka Tiwari, Palaniswamy Kalipatti Ramaswamy, Reddy Prasanna Kumar
Lipomas of the gastrointestinal tract are rare. Duodenal lipomas are incidental and mostly asymptomatic. Tumours may produce symptoms of abdominal pain and discomfort or cause bleeding due to ulceration or intestinal obstruction due to intussusception. We describe a 45-year-old man presenting in emergency with 3 days history of melena with normal gastroduodenoscopy and contrast enhanced computed tomography revealing multiple polypoid lesion in duodenum and proximal jejunum suggestive of lipoma. Due to ongoing bleed, he underwent laparotomy with duodenectomy and uneventful postoperative recovery...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Robert Ferrari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an a priori threshold for advanced imaging in patients with spinal pain. DESIGN: Patients with spinal pain in any region for 6 to 52 weeks were assessed to determine if radiologic studies beyond x-ray scans were indicated, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and radionuclide bone scans. An a priori threshold was set before MRI, CT, or bone scans would be considered. Those who did not have MRI, CT, or bone scans ordered were followed for at least 1 year to determine if any of them went on to be diagnosed with a more serious spinal disorder (eg, infection, fracture, spondylitis, tumour, neurologic compression)...
March 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Maria Giulia Cristofaro, Walter Colangeli, Umberto Riccelli, Mario Giudice
UNLABELLED: Lipomas are the most common benign soft tissue mesenchymal tumours composed of mature adipose tissue. They are uncommon in the oral and maxillofacial regions, with 15-20 % of cases involving the head and neck region and less than 5% of all benign oral lesions. Multiple symmetric lipomatosis is rare and characterized by diffuse growth and nonencapsulated lipomas. It is usually found in the posterior neck and upper trunk and they are relatively infrequent on the oral and maxillofacial regions like Madelung disease...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Rudreshwar Prabakaran, Georgi Abraham, Abraham Kurien, Milly Mathew, Rajeevalochana Parthasarathy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Kidney International
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