The sternum is an exceptional localization for Diffuse Large B Cells Lymphoma. A Case of a man with a sternal mass that mimics a sarcoma on the CT scan. Needle biopsy was not contributive. Surgical resection was indicated because of a local progression. Histopathological examination concluded to a primary DLBCL
There are few reports on pregnancy and childbirth of HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) patients. We present a woman who diagnosed with HAM/TSP and used a wheelchair in daily life. She had no neurological impairments and no obstetrical complications during her three courses of pregnancy and childbirth.
A female presented with segmental vitiligo on right Ophthalmic(V1) nerve distribution followed by hemifacial atrophy on right mandibular(V3) nerve distribution which stabilized after treatment with chloroquine and betamethasone pulse. Both dermatoses have younger onset, rapid progression followed by stabilization and dermatomal distribution suggests a possible common aetiological link.
Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) was first proposed by Travis et al. in 1991 and subsequently classified as high grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (HGNEC) by the world health organization. It is a rare tumor with unclear clinicopathologic features. Herein, we describe a rare case of LCNEC with a unique Cushing’s presentation.
A kyphotic gentleman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Marfan syndrome whose history was significant for thoracoabdominal aortic replacement secondary contained rupture, presented with chest pain and an acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection. In this anatomically challenging total arch replacement, Cor-Knot fastener was employed without short-term or long-term complications.
The choice of patient for a single lung resection is challenging for the surgeon. This report is presenting our experience in surgical treatment for patient with metastatic synovial sarcoma who initially underwent total left pneumonectomy and to identify possible predictors for the selection of patients who may undergo surgical treatment.
Lentigines are brown macules which represent increased proliferation of melanocytes at the dermo-epidermal junction. We report three cases of acral lentiginosis in children following chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) which have persisted following cessation of chemotherapy, despite avid photoprotection.
Current guidelines do not adequately acknowledge the potential acute consequences in patients receiving both rituximab and COVID-19 vaccination. We report a case of rituximab-induced lympholysis and pancytopenia in a patient who received Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ten days before rituximab infusion. These observations highlight the urgent need to update current guideline.
We report a case of a 35-years-old Lebanese pregnant lady with a background of beta-thalassemia major who was diagnosed with COVID-19 infection (Cycle threshold value 18) during her 23rd gestational week. Unfortunately, the pregnancy outcome was unfavorable. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such a case
Here we describe two clinical prenatal cases with rare de novo RIT1 variants which showed more severe clinical manifestations than other Noonan Syndrome genotypes, resulting in fetal death. It is recommended that extra attention would be exercised when these variants are detected, and an appropriate patient counselling would be provided.
A 42-year-old woman presented with myalgia, which ameliorated a week after treatment. She was diagnosed with Basedow's disease. The presence of concomitant autoimmune diseases are important considerations for patients with Basedow's disease presenting with myalgia. Thyrotoxicosis should be included as a rare differential diagnosis for myalgia.
Autoimmune diseases including systemic sclerosis (SSc) increase risk of developing TB. Pericostal tuberculosis (TB) is a rare presentation of skeletal TB. This case report describes pericostal TB in a SSc patient, and emphasizes significance of suspecting pulmonary and extra-pulmonary TB when patients with autoimmune disease follow atypical clinical courses.
Here we describe a case involving an elderly man with Citrobacter freundii-associated infectious rupture of a dissecting thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. We performed emergency thoracoabdominal aortic replacement using a rifampicin-soaked prosthetic graft and omental flap wrapping. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 255, although he experienced pseudomembranous enteritis and paraplegia.
Hypokalemia can be multifactorial. When the primary driver of hypokalemia is obvious it is easy to miss other contributing causes that could be vital to optimal patient management and outcomes. Our case report highlights the importance of recognizing recurrent, refractory hypokalemia as a diagnostic clue to thyrotoxic periodic paralysis.