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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145269/multimodal-ultrasonographic-assessment-of-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-femoral-vein-in-a-patient-misdiagnosed-as-having-deep-vein-thrombosis-a-case-report
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Mei Zhang, Feng Yan, Bin Huang, Zhoupeng Wu, Xiaorong Wen
RATIONALE: Primary leiomyosarcoma (LMS) of the vein is a rare tumor that arises from the smooth muscle cells of the vessel wall and has an extremely poor prognosis. This tumor can occur in vessels such as the inferior vena cava, great saphenous vein, femoral vein, iliac vein, popliteal vein, and renal vein; the inferior vena cava is the most common site. LMS of the femoral vein can result in edema and pain in the lower extremity; therefore, it is not easy to be differentiated from deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113155/poems-syndrome-presentation-with-progressive-weakness-in-upper-and-lower-limbs-a-case-report
#2
Chuang-Jie Cao, Cheng-Yun Dou, Ke-Hua Zhou, Jin-Bo Liu, Hong Lai
Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M proteins, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome is a rare variant of plasma cell disorders with multiple systemic manifestations. A 50-year-old female patient presented with progressive weakness in her upper and lower limbs; tingling, numbness and burning in her feet; polyneuropathy (demyelinating in the majority of cases of POEMS syndrome); monoclonal plasma cell disorder (typicallyλ-restricted in cases of POEMS syndrome); sclerotic lesions on the spine and pelvis; organomegaly, including hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and lymphadenopathy; edema; pleural effusion; adrenal, thyroidal, pituitary, gonadal and pancreatic endocrinopathy; skin changes, including hyperpigmentation, dry skin and hypertrichosis; thrombocytosis; pulmonary hypertension; low vitamin B12 and weight loss...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081491/deep-vein-thrombosis-complicated-by-spontaneous-iliopsoas-hematoma-in-patient-with-septic-shock
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Muhammad Umer Butt, Lili A Buzsaki, Susan S Smyth, Samy-Claude Elayi
BACKGROUND Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage (SRH) is a rare and difficult-to-diagnose entity. It is not associated with trauma, pathology, or iatrogenic manipulations. Few cases have been reported, with the only precipitating factor recognized being bleeding diatheses such as anticoagulation states, inherited coagulopathies, and hemodialysis. However, none of these have been described in combination with septic shock, which itself is associated with platelet dysfunction, coagulation dysfunction, and vasculopathy...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072851/cervical-cancer-treated-with-reduced-volume-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-base-on-sedlis-criteria-nccn-vs-rtog
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Hua-Chun Luo, Gui-Shan Lin, Shao-Guang Liao, Feng-Mei Wang, Hui-Hua Cheng, Jing Feng, Qin Yin, Qun-Hua Chen, Jin-Feng Zhu, Jian-Feng Xu, Dian Wang, Zhi-Chao Fu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy of different target volumes in pelvic radiotherapy in postoperative treatment of cervical cancer based on the Sedlis criteria. METHODS: Patients who admitted to our department for postoperative radiotherapy of cervical cancer from December 2001 to December 2011 and met the Sedlis criteria were retrospectively analyzed. The incidences of acute and late radiation injuries, and overall, disease-free, and tumor-specific survival with reduced-volume pelvic and whole-pelvis radiotherapy were evaluated and compared...
October 26, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071521/cmr-assessment-and-clinical-outcomes-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-or-without-ventricular-remodeling-in-the-end-stage-phase
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Sainan Cheng, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Hideki Ota, Chen Cui, Gang Yin, Minjie Lu, Lu Li, Xiuyu Chen, Sanjay K Prasad, Shihua Zhao
End-stage phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (ES-HCM) is a recognized part of HCM disease spectrum. Information on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) studies for ES-HCM especially for those without ventricular remodeling has been limited. We aimed to evaluate the morpho-functional and tissue features of ES-HCM with or without ventricular remodeling and to explore CMR prognostic value in these patients. We analysed CMR scans of sixty-three ES-HCM patients and divided them into those with ventricular dilatation (D-ES, n = 41) and those with normal ventricular size (N-ES, n = 22)...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066707/fast-growing-subcutaneous-tumors-with-lower-extremity-edema-and-rib-lesions-a-case-of-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-in-an-hiv-1-infected-patient
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Man Lai, Xiuqun Zhang, Qunhui Li, Caiping Guo, Yulin Zhang
BACKGROUND Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) accounts for the large majority of AIDS-related non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). DLBCL usually arises in lymph nodes, presenting as a painless rapid swelling mass in the neck, armpit, or groin. CASE REPORT Here, we report a case of DLBCL that needed only 3 months to develop a tumor 20×15 cm in diameter in the right groin and even caused scrotum swelling and lower-extremity edema. Furthermore, this case of DLBCL had developed other 3 subcutaneous tumors in the chest wall and their diameters were 16×9 cm, 7×7 cm, and 3×3 cm...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066242/estimating-risk-of-adverse-cardiac-event-after-vascular-surgery-using-currently-available-online-calculators
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Danielle A Moses, Lily E Johnston, Margaret C Tracci, William P Robinson, Kenneth J Cherry, John A Kern, Gilbert R Upchurch
BACKGROUND: The decision to proceed with vascular surgical interventions requires evaluation of cardiac risk. Recently, several online risk calculators were created to predict outcomes and to lead to a more informed conversation between surgeons and patients. The objective of this study was to compare and further validate these online calculators with actual adverse cardiac outcomes at a single institution. METHODS: All patients from January 2011 through December 2015 undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA), infrainguinal lower extremity bypass, open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) on the vascular surgical service were included using the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative database at our health system...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058156/-indications-and-contraindications-for-modern-compression-therapy
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Joachim Dissemond, Martin Storck, Knut Kröger, Markus Stücker
Compression therapy is a physical therapy with few side effects, which is used especially in patients with edema of the lower extremities. The indication for compression therapy is given here for edema of very different origins such as, for example, venous or lymphatic disease symptoms as well as renal insufficiency, obesity or inflammation. However, different contraindications must be considered in these patients. Of particular importance are the advanced peripheral arterial occlusive disease and the polyneuropathy, which need special attention...
October 20, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034036/intervention-for-varicose-veins-of-lower-extremities-lowers-the-brain-natriuretic-peptide-values-in-varicose-vein-patients
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Kiyoshi Tamura
Objective: To evaluate the relationship between varicose veins and heart failure, both of which cause edema of lower extremities. Materials and Methods: We enrolled 150 patients who underwent intervention for varicose veins of lower extremities between December 2012 and October 2015, and perioperative data were retrospectively investigated. Results: Of the 150 patients, 104 (69.3%) were females. The mean age was 66.8±10.6 years (27-85 years). Eighty (53.3%) patients had varicose veins in both legs. In all patients, the postoperative (brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) value was significantly lower than the preoperative BNP value (pre : post=39...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033684/fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-masquerading-as-a-case-of-sporadic-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-of-lower-extremity-presenting-as-massive-lower-limb-edema
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Deepa Singh, Rajender Kumar, Ashim Das, Subhash C Varma, Bhagwant R Mittal
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are rare neuroectodermal tumors resulting from the malignant transformation of benign plexiform neurofibromas. The sporadic form of these tumors is rare than familial variants (seen in neurofibromatosis Type 1) and making the diagnosis difficult. We are presenting a case of 40--year-old female with the complaint of progressive swelling of lower limb with initial suspicion of lymphedema and underwent lymphoscintigraphy, magnetic resonance imaging, and finally fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans were done to rule out mitotic etiology and extent of the disease...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993841/extent-of-jugular-venous-distension-and-lower-extremity-edema-are-the-best-tools-from-history-and-physical-examination-to-identify-heart-failure-exacerbation
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H R Omar, M Guglin
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to identify the best tools from history and physical examination that predict severity of heart failure (HF) exacerbation among patients with an ejection fraction (EF) ≤ 30%. METHODS: Patients enrolled in the ESCAPE trial were divided into tertiles according to the combined value of pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) and right atrial pressure (RAP) which we used as a marker of volume loading of both pulmonary and systemic compartments...
October 9, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975092/self-limited-membranous-nephropathy-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Gebran Khneizer, Ahmad Al-Taee, Bahar Bastani
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal antibodies targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), such as bevacizumab, are administered intravitreally for the treatment of wet or exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Systemic use of bevacizumab has been linked to a wide range of renal adverse effects including proteinuria and hypertension. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 77-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of hypertension, vitamin D deficiency and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who presented to primary care clinic with a 2-week history of bilateral lower extremity edema, 2 months after completing four monthly intravitreal injections of bevacizumab for ARMD...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966151/the-long-and-winding-road-thoracic-myelopathy-associated-with-occipitocervical-dural-arteriovenous-fistula
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Angelique Sao-Mai Do, Joseph Kapurch, Ravi Kumar, John Port, Jeffrey W Miller, Jamie J Van Gompel
OBJECTIVES: Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) have diverse presentations. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals spinal cord swelling in only 45% to 74% of cases. We present an unusual case of a 57-year old man with a craniocervical junction DAVF in which the edema appeared in the thoracolumbar region, skipping the cervical spinal cord. METHODS: A case report and literature review from a tertiary referral center are provided. RESULTS: In our patient, symptoms progressed over 3 months from low back and radicular pain to weakness, saddle anesthesia, and urinary retention...
September 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956956/edema-areas-of-calves-measured-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-novel-indicator-for-early-staging-of-lower-extremity-lymphedema
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Li Wang, Xiaoying Wu, Mingfeng Wu, Zizhou Zhao, Hui Tang, Suqin Li, Lianming Wu, Shiteng Suo, Qing Lu
BACKGROUND: Staging of lower extremity lymphedema (LEL) is difficult in clinical work. The excellent soft tissue contrast of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enables soft tissue changes to be feasibly and reproducibly characterized and distinguished. AIM: To determine whether cross-section areas of edema calves measured with MRI could be useful for staging of the LEL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 138 participants who were clinically diagnosed with LEL: 61 unilateral and 77 bilateral LEL...
September 28, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952813/sporadic-inclusion-body-myositis-mri-findings-and-correlation-with-clinical-and-functional-parameters
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Julio Brandao Guimaraes, Edmar Zanoteli, Thomas M Link, Leonardo V de Camargo, Luca Facchetti, Lorenzo Nardo, Artur da Rocha Correa Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective study is to assess MRI findings in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (IBM) and correlate them with clinical and functional parameters. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 12 patients with biopsy-proven sporadic IBM. All patients underwent MRI of the bilateral upper and lower extremities. The images were scored for muscle atrophy, fatty infiltration, and edema pattern. Clinical data included onset and duration of disease...
September 27, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943633/vancomycin-induced-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-and-acute-renal-failure-due-to-tubulointerstitial-nephritis
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Chandra Shekar Pingili, Emmanuel E Okon
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia and sepsis are commonly treated with intravenous vancomycin. However, vancomycin treatment is associated adverse reactions, including skin rashes and nephrotoxicity. We present a case of acute renal failure due to acute tubulointerstitial nephritis associated with a diffuse leukocytoclastic vasculitic skin eruption following intravenous vancomycin treatment. CASE REPORT A 79-year-old Caucasian male patient was treated with intravenous vancomycin for MRSA bacteremia...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932755/extraosseous-calcification-of-the-esophagus-clinicopathologic-correlates-of-esophageal-mucosal-calcinosis
#17
Ari Garber, Zubin Arora, Nicole Welch, James Lapinski, Carol A Burke
Esophageal mucosal calcinosis (EMC) is a rare cause of dysphagia with high morbidity. We present a patient who experienced melena and 3 months of solid and liquid dysphagia along with bilateral lower extremity pain, erythema, and edema later determined to be calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), or calciphylaxis. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed nodularity and linear ulcerations in the upper third of the esophagus. Histology showed active inflammation and ulceration with small foci of subepithelial and intraepithelial calcification consistent with EMC...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924115/neurological-complications-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-egpa-the-roles-of-history-and-the-results-of-physical-examinations-in-the-diagnosis-of-egpa
#18
Hiroshi Oiwa, Sho Mokuda, Tomoyasu Matsubara, Masamoto Funaki, Ikuko Takeda, Takemori Yamawaki, Kazuhiko Kumagai, Eiji Sugiyama
Objective To investigate the clinical symptoms, the physical and neurological findings, and the clinical course of neurological complications in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). Methods A retrospective chart review of EGPA cases managed by two referral hospitals was performed, with a focus on the neurological findings. The study analyzed the symptoms at the onset of EGPA and investigated their chronological relationship. The patient delay (the delay between the onset of symptoms and the initial consultation), and the physician delay (the delay from consultation to the initiation of therapy) were determined and compared...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912926/a-rare-case-of-atrial-metastasis-from-a-rectal-adenocarcinoma
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Srinivas S Ayyala, Dawnette M Urcuyo, Paul T Kannarkatt, James E Kovacs, Nicole J Terrigno
Colorectal cancers typically metastasize to the lymph nodes, liver or lungs. Metastasis to the heart is rare and although a few cases of cardiac metastases from colon cancer are described in the literature, cases of metastatic rectal cancer to the heart are far fewer. A 69-year-old woman with a history of rectal adenocarcinoma treated with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation, followed by resection and adjuvant chemotherapy, presented with increasing dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema 5 years after oncology follow-up...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886329/a-case-of-igg4-related-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-with-multiple-involvement
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Y-K Zheng, N-Y Gu, J Wu, X Fang, C Zhang, Q-Y Li
To increase awareness of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RRPF) and reduce clinical misdiagnosis. We report a 79-year-old man with multiple organs involvement of IgG4-RRPF, who developed right lower extremity edema, hemoptysis and fever. The abdomen computed tomography (CT) scan image showed lymph nodes enlargement. The positron emission tomography/CT scan image showed pancreatic malignancy with multiple nodal lymph node metastasis, lung fibroblast proliferation, and right lung apex bullae. The chest CT scan image showed pulmonary multiple lymph nodes with calcification in the mediastinum...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
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