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  1. Treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia of the B-cell-lineage is strongly based upon clinical staging because of the heterogeneous clinical course of this disease.

    Authors: Isrid Sturm, Joachim Oertel, Stephan Oertel, Jörg Westermann and Antonio Pezzutto
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:275
  2. Ondansetron, a 5-hydroxytryptamine3 receptor antagonist widely used in the prevention and treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, is associated with various unusual adverse drug reactions. In this ...

    Authors: Karishma K Mehra, Nithya J Gogtay, Rohan Ainchwar and Lata S Bichile
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:274
  3. Hydatid cyst disease is common in some regions of the world and is usually located in the liver and lungs. This report presents two cases of primary hydatid cysts located subcutaneously: one in the medial thig...

    Authors: Abuzer Dirican, Bulent Unal, Cuneyt Kayaalp and Vedat Kirimlioglu
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:273
  4. The bipartite medial cuneiform is an uncommon developmental osseous variant in the midfoot. To our knowledge, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) characteristics of a non-symptomatic bipartite medial cuneiform ha...

    Authors: Ilan Elias, Sachin Dheer, Adam C Zoga, Steven M Raikin and William B Morrison
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:272
  5. Solid pseudo-papillary tumors of the pancreas are rare and typically present in young female patients. They are slowly growing masses that may attain large size, and are of low malignant potential. Surgical re...

    Authors: Stylianos Apostolidis, Theodossis S Papavramidis, Akis Zatagias, Antonis Michalopoulos, Vassilis N Papadopoulos, Daniel Paramythiotis and Nick Harlaftis
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:271
  6. The etiology of seizure disorders in lung cancer patients is broad and includes some rather rare causes of seizures which can sometimes be overlooked by physicians. Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is a rath...

    Authors: Vasileios Voutsas, Efrosyni Mylonaki, Konstantinos Gymnopoulos, Athanasios Kapetangiorgis, Christos Grigoriadis, Styliani Papaemanuell, Evaggelos Vafiadis and Pandora Christaki
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:270
  7. Schwannoma is a rare tumor among pancreatic neoplasms. Schwannomas vary in size, and most of them are cystic, mimicking pancreatic cystic lesions. Generally, a definitive diagnosis is made at the time of histo...

    Authors: Arash Mohammadi Tofigh, Mohammad Hashemi, Behzad Nemati Honar and Fereidoon Solhjoo
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:268
  8. Staphylococcus lugdunensis is an unusually virulent coagulase-negative staphylococcus that has rarely been implicated in central nervous system infections.

    Authors: Teresa Spanu, Donato Rigante, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Barbara Fiori, Tiziana D'Inzeo, Brunella Posteraro, Domenico Policicchio, Maurizio Sanguinetti and Giovanni Fadda
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:267
  9. Lisfranc fracture dislocations of the foot are rare injuries. A recent literature search revealed no reported cases of injury to the tarsometatarsal (Lisfranc) joint associated with sledding.

    Authors: Christopher E Benejam and Steven G Potaczek
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:266
  10. Pancytopenia secondary to hepatitis viral infection is a rare but noted clinical entity. An acute aplastic crisis usually occurs shortly after viral infection, however, viral serologies are usually negative an...

    Authors: Christopher Labos and Kaberi Dasgupta
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:264
  11. A girl presented with achondroplasia manifested as mild knee pain associated with stiffness of her back. A skeletal survey showed enchondroma-like metaphyseal dysplasia and ossification of the spinal ligaments...

    Authors: Ali Al Kaissi, Rudolf Ganger, Klaus Klaushofer, Monika Rumpler and Franz Grill
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:263
  12. Hypercalcemia is well described in various granulomatous disorders, such as sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, berylliosis, leprosy and fungal infections. However, the association of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and hyp...

    Authors: Rafael Moura Almeida, Loureno Cezana, Daniela Miti Lemos Tsukumo, Marco Antônio de Carvalho-Filho and Mário José Abdalla Saad
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:262
  13. Chronic mesenteric ischaemia is an important cause of abdominal pain, especially in older patients with risk factors for vascular disease. Until recently, surgical revascularization procedures such as endarter...

    Authors: John A Almeida and Stephen M Riordan
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:261
  14. Posterior shoulder fracture-dislocation is a rare emergency condition with poor prognosis when there is a delay in diagnosis and presence of associated injuries.

    Authors: Byron E Chalidis, Pericles P Papadopoulos and Christos G Dimitriou
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:260
  15. Pulmonary siderosis secondary to the inhalation of iron compounds is a rare condition which, despite striking radiological and histopathological features, has not traditionally been associated with symptoms or...

    Authors: Liam M McCormick, Martin Goddard and Ravi Mahadeva
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:257
  16. Cystic hygroma is a benign congenital neoplasm that mostly presents as a soft-tissue mass in the posterior triangle of the neck. Pure mediastinal lesions are uncommon; the vast majority are asymptomatic and ar...

    Authors: Sarfraz Ahmed Nazir, Syed Arsalan Raza, Sheraz Nazir, William Sherwood, Colene Bowker and Kokila Lakhoo
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:256
  17. Pubic osteomyelitis should be suspected in athletic individuals with sudden groin pain, painful restriction of hip movements and fever. It is an infrequent and confusing disorder, which is often heralded by at...

    Authors: Naseem Naqvi, Rizwana Naqvi, Christopher Wong and Sushmita Pearce
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:255

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  18. Synovial haemangioma is a rare intra-articular benign tumour, which may arise from any synovium-lined surface, but particularly in the knee joint. Synovial haemangioma originating from the anterior cruciate li...

    Authors: Mathaios Tzurbakis, George Mouzopoulos, Emmanouil Morakis, Gerogios Nikolaras and Ioannis Georgilas
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:254
  19. The surgical correction of anomalous movement such as upshoot in Duane syndrome is challenging. Lateral rectus muscle disinsertion and reattachment to the lateral orbital wall is a new approach used to minimiz...

    Authors: Dima Andalib and Alireza Javadzadeh
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:253
  20. Many fetal malformations can occur because of maternal diabetes. However, ambiguous genital organs have never been reported as an associated finding in the literature. This is the first report of associated am...

    Authors: Patou Tantbirojn, Mana Taweevisit, Suchila Sritippayawan and Boonchai Uerpairojkit
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:251
  21. Recurrent dislocation of a total hip replacement prosthesis is a frustrating complication for both the surgeon and the patient. For positional dislocations with no indications for revision surgery, the current...

    Authors: King Wong, Manoj Sivan and Gordon Matthews
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:250
  22. Primary tumour of the kidney metastasizing to the tongue is very unusual and only anecdotal cases have been reported. An exhaustive literature review covering the period from 1911 onwards disclosed 28 cases. O...

    Authors: Faisal Azam, Muneer Abubakerr and Simon Gollins
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:249
  23. Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma is a rare but distinct variant of fibrosarcoma that not only presents as a deep-seated mass on the limbs and neck but can also occur adjacent to the fascia or peritoneum, as...

    Authors: Philip J Smith, Beverley Almeida, Jasna Krajacevic and Barry Taylor
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:248
  24. Polyorchidism is defined as the presence of more than two testes. The management of this rare condition is still debatable, particularly when it is an incidental finding at surgery.

    Authors: Sharan Athwal, Jignesh Tailor and Kokila Lakhoo
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:247
  25. Encephalitis is a common infection of the brain, associated with a high risk of mortality and morbidity despite intensive supportive therapy. This report describes a patient with acute clinical meningoencephal...

    Authors: Mari Terashima, Hiroshi Kataoka, Katsuji Hirai and Satoshi Ueno
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:246
  26. The association of thymoma with myasthenia gravis (MG) is well known. Thymoma with sarcoidosis however, is very rare. We presented an interesting case with coexisting thymoma, MG and sarcoidosis.

    Authors: Mohankumar Kurukumbi, Roger L Weir, Janaki Kalyanam, Mansoor Nasim and Annapurni Jayam-Trouth
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:245
  27. Gastric volvulus is an uncommon clinical entity, first described by Berti in 1866. It is a rotation of all or part of the stomach through more than 180°. This rotation can occur on the longitudinal (organo-axi...

    Authors: Umberto Morelli, Maurizio Bravetti, Paolo Ronca, Roberto Cirocchi, Angelo De Sol, Alessandro Spizzirri, Giammario Giustozzi and Francesco Sciannameo
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:244
  28. Prurigo nodularis is an unusual disorder of unknown aetiology, which is notoriously resistant to therapy, and is characterized by extremely pruritic nodules with well-defined clinical symptoms and histopatholo...

    Authors: Michael Katotomichelakis, Dimitrios G Balatsouras, Konstantinos Bassioukas, Nikolaos Kontogiannis, Konstantinos Simopoulos and Vassilios Danielides
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:243
  29. Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant drug and is also used as a treatment for patients with manic-depressive illness, post-herpetic neuralgia or phantom limb pain. The drug itself has many drug interactions. Sim...

    Authors: Ozlem Guneysel, Ozge Onur, Arzu Denizbasi and Murat Saritemur
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:242
  30. Pelvo-ureteric junction obstruction and duplex kidney are common radiological findings. However, pelvo-ureteric junction obstruction in a duplex kidney is a rare finding. We present the case of a patient who p...

    Authors: James Lenton and Tze Wah
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:241
  31. Shoulder-hand syndrome is a relatively rare clinical entity classified as a complex regional pain syndrome type 1 and consisting essentially of a painful 'frozen shoulder' with disability, swelling, vasomotor ...

    Authors: Marco Massarotti, Gianluigi Ciocia, Roberto Ceriani, Arturo Chiti and Bianca Marasini
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:240
  32. Diagnosis of Takayasu's arteritis as the cause of stroke is often delayed because of non-specific clinical presentation. F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography may help to acc...

    Authors: Carl-Albrecht Haensch, Dirk-Armin Röhlen and Stefan Isenmann
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:239
  33. Pneumatosis coli is a rare disease with heterogeneous symptoms which can be detected in the course of various acute and chronic intestinal diseases in children, such as necrotizing enterocolitis, intestinal ob...

    Authors: Stefan Kircher, Rupert Wössner, Hans-Konrad Müller-Hermelink and Hans-Ullrich Völker
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:238
  34. Torsion of the gallbladder is a rare condition that most commonly affects the elderly. Pre-operative diagnosis is the exception rather than the rule. Any delay in treatment can be fatal as the gallbladder may ...

    Authors: Samia Ijaz, Kaji Sritharan, Neil Russell, Manzoor Dar, Tahir Bhatti and Michael Ormiston
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:237
  35. Cystinosis is a hereditary storage disease resulting in intracellular accumulation of cystine and crystal formation that causes deterioration of the function of many organs. The major clinical symptom is renal...

    Authors: Marcus Müller, Andrea Baumeier, EB Ringelstein and IW Husstedt
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:235
  36. Mycobacterium tuberculosis may cause a large variety of clinical presentations due to its ability to disseminate by contiguity or hematogenously. Tuberculosis may remain undiagnosed for years due to the chronic ...

    Authors: Olivier Clerc, Katia Jaton, Guy Prod'hom, Ludwig Von Segesser, Vincent Greloz and Gilbert Greub
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:233
  37. Ranitidine hydrochloride (Zantac®), a histamine-2-receptor antagonist, is a widely used medication with an excellent safety record. Anaphylactic reaction to ranitidine is an extremely rare event and a related dea...

    Authors: Antonio Oliva, Sara Partemi, Vincenzo Arena, Fabio De Giorgio, Catia Colecchi, Nadia Fucci and Vincenzo L Pascali
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:232
  38. Common manifestations of multiple myeloma include osteolytic lesions, cytopenias, hypercalcemia, and renal insufficiency. Patients may also exhibit heart failure which is often associated with either past ther...

    Authors: Jason Robin, Bara Fintel, Olga Pikovskaya, Charles Davidson, Jeffrey Cilley and James Flaherty
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:229
  39. Oncocytic neoplasms occur in several organs and are most commonly found in the thyroid, kidneys and salivary glands. Oncocytic neoplasms of the adrenal cortex are extremely rare and are usually non-functioning.

    Authors: Ozlem Yersal Kabayegit, Dilek Soysal, Gonca Oruk, Bahar Ustaoglu, Umut Kosan, Serife Solmaz and Arzu Avci
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:228
  40. We present the case of a patient with colon cancer who, while receiving bevacizumab, developed sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (veno-occlusive disease) (SOSVOD). Certain antitumour agents such as 6-mercaptopur...

    Authors: Vijay Agarwal, Joseph Sgouros, Jacqueline Smithson, JPA Lodge, Abdul Razack, Anne Campbell and Anthony Maraveyas
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:227
  41. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder characterized pathologically by the presence of non-caseating granulomas in involved tissues. Depressed cellular immunity predisposes patients to infections ...

    Authors: Georgios S Papaetis, Angelos Pefanis, Solon Solomon, Ioannis Tsangarakis, Dora Orphanidou and Apostolos Achimastos
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008 2:226

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