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A Kienlen, C Fernandez, Z Henni-Laleg, M Andre, V Gazaille, N Coolen-Allou
Thoracic endometriosis is a rare entity characterized by presence of endometrial tissue in pleura, lung parenchyma or airways. Most frequent manifestations are catamenial pneumothorax, hemothorax, hemoptysis and pulmonary nodules. We report here a rare case of a woman with thoracic endometriosis who developed iterative pneumothorax and pneumopericardium on bilateral bullous pulmonary dystrophy. She was a 37-year-old woman without any tobacco exposure and with previous history of pleural tuberculosis treated 5 years earlier...
March 1, 2018: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
Patricia A Thistlethwaite, Jonathan R Gower, Moises Hernandez, Yu Zhang, Andrew C Picel, Anne C Roberts
BACKGROUND: Lung nodules that are small and deep within lung parenchyma, and have semisolid characteristics are often challenging to localize with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). We describe our cumulative experience using needle localization of small nodules before surgical resection. We report procedural tips, operative results, and lessons learned over time. METHODS: A retrospective review of all needle localization cases between July 1, 2006, and December 30, 2016, at a single institution was performed...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cun-Tao Lu, Rui-Mei Zhang, Heng Wang, Feng-Wei Kong, Wen-Bin Wu, Long-Bo Gong, Miao Zhang
RATIONALE: The accurate diagnosis and staging of cavitary lung cancer is challenging but essential for the choice of therapy; therefore, the differential diagnosis of cystic pulmonary lesions needs to be elucidated. PATIENT CONCERNS: A patient was admitted with multifocal thin-walled cystic lesions in chest computed tomography. DIAGNOSES: The patient had been diagnosed as heterogeneous bullous emphysema pathologically about 3 years ago. His diagnosis turned out to be metastatic cavitary lung cancer complicated with fungal pneumonia this time...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
J N Pouw, K Klooster, D J Slebos, H van der Zeijden
BACKGROUND: Bullous lung emphysema is a progressive disease, which may be partly explained by gradual expansion of bullae. These air-spaces arise after destruction of alveolar lung tissue. In some patients, bullae can merge into a giant bulla comprising more than 30% of the hemithorax. This bulla compresses surrounding relatively healthy lung parenchyma and regression results in improvement of pulmonary function, exertional tolerance and quality of life. This can be achieved with medication, surgery and with new experimental bronchoscopic lung volume reduction therapy...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Kathryn Nicole Kinser, Kamaldeep Panach, Arturo Ricardo Dominguez
Sweet syndrome (SS) or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis presents with the sudden onset of fever, leukocytosis and tender, erythematous, edematous, well-demarcated papules and plaques that histopathologically demonstrate a dense neutrophilic infiltrate. A total of 20% of patients with SS have malignancy-associated disease that can present with bullous or atypical skin lesions that mimic pyoderma gangrenosum, another neutrophilic dermatosis. Both entities exist on a spectrum, and in the context of underlying malignancy, these neutrophilic diseases become less clinically distinct...
December 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Nakesha King, Shilpa S Ramesh, Michael Essandoh, Robert E Merritt
Congenital lobar emphysema is a rare pulmonary malformation typically diagnosed during infancy and is characterized by bullous disease. A 28-year-old woman, who presented with 1 week of progressive dyspnea and chest pain, was found to have left hemithoracic lung hyperinflation with perfusion deficit upon radiographic evaluation. Bullous disease was found intraoperatively to originate from 1 lower lobe segment. Normal parenchymal lung expansion occurred following resection of the affected segment. Therefore, we present a rare case of congenital lobar emphysema resulting in near-complete occupancy of the left hemithorax and diagnosed in a previously asymptomatic adult without history of predisposing factors...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ameer Hamza, Sidrah Khawar, Muhammad S Khurram, Ahmed Alrajjal, Warda Ibrar, Sajad Salehi, Hong Qu
Pulmonary placental transmogrification (PT) is a rare entity with less than 40 cases reported in the literature. Most reported cases are associated with either bullous emphysema or with pulmonary fibrochondromatous hamartomas. We present only the second case of PT associated with adenocarcinoma of the lung. A 67-year-old female with multiple chronic medical ailments presented with shortness of breath and was found to have a 6-cm mass in the upper lobe of her right lung. A computed tomography (CT) guided core biopsy was performed that showed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma...
July 2017: Autopsy & Case Reports
Isa An, Mehmet Harman, Ibrahim Ibiloglu
Bullous hemorrhagic dermatosis induced by enoxaparin is a rare, self-limiting, cutaneous adverse reaction causing no complications. In this report, we present a case where bullous hemorrhagic dermatosis developed at a location distant from the site of injection after using enoxaparin for 5 days for pulmonary venous thrombosis.
September 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Peter J Ceponis, William Fox, Tina D Tailor, Lynne M Hurwitz, Timothy J Amrhein, Richard Je Moon
Arterial gas embolism (AGE) can be clinically devastating, and is most often associated with exposure to changes in ambient pressure, medical procedure or congenital malformation. Here we report a case of AGE in a 78-year-old male without these traditional risk factors. Rather, the patient's history included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, necrotizing pneumonia, bullous disease and coughing. He was safely treated with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy for AGE, with initial clinical improvement, but ultimately died from his underlying condition...
January 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
Laurence Pearmain, Piotr Krysiak, John Blaikley, Mohamed Alaloul
A 59-year-old man with bilateral apical emphysema underwent a double lung transplant for end-stagechronic obstructive pulmonary disease leaving remnant right apical native tissue due to pleural adhesions. Initial postoperative course was uneventful until the chest drains were removed. This revealed a small pneumomediastinum, which progressively increased in size causing gross surgical emphysema. Re-insertion of the chest drain stabilised the patient so that the cause could be identified and corrected. Two bronchoscopies excluded anastomotic dehiscence as a cause...
July 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
C Guarneri, J Lotti, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, T Lotti, F Guarneri
Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative, flagellate, microaerophilic bacterium identified for the first time about 30 years ago, as a pathogenic factor of gastritis and peptic ulcer. Soon after, it was linked to several gastrointestinal and extra-gastrointestinal diseases (hematological, cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary and ocular diseases, obesity, diabetes mellitus, growth retardation and extragastric MALT lymphoma). Association and possible cause-effect correlation with H. pylori infection were suggested in diseases of dermatological interest such as chronic urticaria, rosacea, Henoch-Schoenleins purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, cutaneous and oral lichen planus, atopic dermatitis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, systemic sclerosis, psoriasis, Sjögrens syndrome, Behçet's disease, pruritus, alopecia areata, primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphomas, vitiligo, chronic prurigo, multiformis, prurigo nodularis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, prurigo pigmentosa, eczema nummulare, primary cutaneous MALT-type lymphoma, sublamina densa-type linear IgA bullous dermatosis, Sweet's syndrome, cutaneous T-cell pseudolymphoma and pemphigus vulgaris...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
B Garcia, F Dabouz, L Pascal, M Gillard, P Modiano
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory myopathies are a heterogeneous group of muscle diseases and comprise polymyositis, dermatomyositis (DM), myopathies associated with cancers, necrotising myositis and inclusion body myositis. DM occasionally exhibits few or no muscular signs: i.e. hypomyopathic/amyopathic DM. Anti-MDA5 dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare form of dermatomyositis that is frequently amyopathic; the prognosis is linked mainly to pulmonary involvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 69-year-old woman treated for mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) gastric lymphoma was referred for a bullous eruption...
October 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Brett M Lowenthal, Nicholas C Saenz, Grace Y Lin, Robert O Newbury
Giant bullous emphysema with placental transmogrification is an extremely rare entity, with 30 previously reported cases. Of these reported cases, it is typically identified with varied clinical and radiological impressions, presents in young adulthood to elderly, is always unilateral, and usually involves just one lobe. Despite the unknown pathogenesis, this diagnosis carries an excellent prognosis and is curative with complete resection. The pulmonary placental transmogrification is histologically indistinguishable from placental origin...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Duygu Mert, Gülşen Iskender, Fazilet Duygu, Alparslan Merdin, Sinan Dal Mehmet, Mehmet Dogan, Emre Tekgündüz, Mustafa Ertek, Fevzi Altuntaş
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients. Besides, skin lesions may also develop due to invasive aspergillosis in those patients. A 49-year-old male patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. The patient developed bullous and zosteriform lesions on the skin after the 21st day of hospitalization. The skin biopsy showed hyphae. Disseminated skin aspergillosis was diagnosed to the patient. Voricanazole treatment was initiated. The patient was discharged once the lesions started to disappear...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
Monica H Wojcik, Nikkola Carmichael, Frederick R Bieber, Daniel C Wiener, Rachna Madan, Barbara R Pober, Benjamin A Raby
Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a chromosomal microdeletion syndrome typically presenting with intellectual disability, a unique personality, a characteristic facial appearance, and cardiovascular disease. Several clinical features of WBS are thought to be due to haploinsufficiency of elastin (ELN), as the ELN locus is included within the WBS critical region at 7q11.23. Emphysema, a disease attributed to destruction of pulmonary elastic fibers, has been reported in patients without WBS who have pathogenic variants in ELN but only once (in one patient) in WBS...
August 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Elisa Leggeri, Walter Weder, Bart Vrugt
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis presents with typical clinic-radiological findings and shows histologically non-caseating granulomas. Pulmonary manifestations of sarcoidosis can be diverse, involving the intrathoracic lymph nodes and pulmonary parenchyma. CASE PRESENTATION: We here describe a case of a 35-year-old patient who presented with a history of exertion dyspnoea and coughing for the past 20 years. At the age of 15, she was exposed to smoke emanating from a fire...
May 30, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Michael C Kwa, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or eczema (AD-E), pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid (BP), and hidradenitis are chronic inflammatory skin disorders associated with systemic immune activation, considerable symptom burden, stigma, functional disturbances, and mental health symptoms. All of these might increase cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether these inflammatory skin diseases are associated with increased cardiovascular/cerebrovascular risk and/or disease...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Mohammad Sah, Dganit Rozenman, Eran Cohen, Michael Ziv
Bullous pemphigoid is the most common autoimmune bullous disease, treated with low dosage local or systemic corticosteroids. This is a case report of a 65 years-old female patient with a month long history of a bullous disease before admission to the dermatology department with a generalized bullous rash. Clinical examination and histopathology revealed bullous pemphigoid. She was treated according to the established protocol with systemic corticosteroids. The amount of prednisone was raised to 100mg per day for 8 weeks without any noticeable improvement, instead there was a worsening of her symptoms...
October 2016: Harefuah
A Sesti, K Rappersberger, C Posch
Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet's syndrome) is a rare dermatosis characterized by painful papules and plaques accompanied by cutaneous infiltration with neutrophilic granulocytes. Bullous changes are observed in some cases. We report about a patient with osteomyelofibrosis who developed fever accompanied by painful plaques and confluent papules on both arms and thighs. The course of the disease was complicated by blistering and pulmonary infiltrates. After the diagnosis of bullous Sweet's syndrome was established, systemic therapy with glucocorticoids was successful in treating skin lesions and dyspnea...
August 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Chenglin Guo, Chengwu Liu, Qiang Pu, Feng Lin, Lunxu Liu
Primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma (PPSS) is a relatively rare neoplasm with highly progressive potential. We present an extremely rare case of PPSS presenting as recurrent pneumothorax with bullous lesions. Bullectomy was performed at the local hospital. Unfortunately, the patient was initially misdiagnosed as atypical carcinoid. Although a negative resection margin was obtained during the first surgery and a remedial operation and chemotherapy followed, the patient developed severe disease progression and died soon after...
March 2017: Thoracic Cancer
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