IJCR (2018), Volume 2

Primary lymphoma of bone, myeloma mimicker: a case report and review of literature

Primary lymphoma of bone, myeloma mimicker: a case report and review of literature
Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Primary lymphoma of bone, myeloma mimicker: a case report and review of literature Deena Mudawi1, Samah Kohla2,3, Feryal Ibrahim2, Hesham Elsabah1, Mohamed Abdelrazek4, Lajos Szabados5, Mohammad A Abdulla1, Omar M Ismail1, Abdulqadir J Nashwan1 And Mohamed A Yassin1 1Department of Medical Oncology, Hematology Section, National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Doha, Qatar; 2Lab Medicine and Pathology Department, Hematology Section, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar; 3Clinical Pathology Department, Hematology Section, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt; 4Department of Radiology, Hamad Medical Corporation; 5PET/CT Center, Clinical Imaging, National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Doha, Qatar Primary lymphoma of the bone (PLB) primarily arising from the medullary cavity is an extremely rare entity, with only limited number of studies and sporadic cases reported in the literature. The current study presents one case of PLB presented with unique presentation and treated with chemotherapy only. A 66 year old male presented with severe pain in the left hip that persisted for two months ...

Multiple peripherally “ring” enhancing lesions of the brain in a young man: A diagnostic dilemma

Multiple peripherally “ring” enhancing lesions of the brain in a young man: A diagnostic dilemma
Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Multiple peripherally “ring” enhancing lesions of the brain in a young man: A diagnostic dilemma Aiman Ahmad1, Asmaa Atteya1, Afraa Moustafa2, Afaf Al-Battah2, Mohamed Talaat3, Abdulrazzaq Haider4, Mohamed A Yassin2 1 Department of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation. 2 Haematology Section, Medical Oncology, NCCCR, Hamad Medical Corporation. 3 Radiology Department, Hamad Medical Corporation. 4 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation. Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas are tumours localised only in the brain, spinal cord, and rarely, the eyes (i.e. involving only the CNS). These can be detected by imaging modalities, namely computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in which they appear as lesions, most often with surrounding enhancement (i.e. peripherally-enhancing or ring-enhancing lesions). However, similar lesions can be seen in a variety of other conditions and differentiating these diagnoses by imaging alone is difficult. We report a case of primary CNS lymphoma in a 21-year old gentleman who was misdiagnosed as and treated for neurocysticercosis and brain tuberculomas ...

Morel-Lavallee Lesions: A Non-Operative Case Series

Morel-Lavallee Lesions: A Non-Operative Case Series
Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Morel-Lavallee Lesions: A Non-Operative Case Series Guy W. Nicolette1, Charlie Michaudet2, Bryan Pierce3 1Director, UF Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Team Physician, UF Athletics 280 Fletcher Drive Gainesville, FL 32611-7500; 2Assistant Professor, Community Health and Family Medicine University of Florida College of Medicine Team Physician, UF Athletics; 3Christi Clinic Family Medicine 1121 S Clifton Ave Wichita KS 67218 In the late 1800’s, Morel-Lavallèe described a pattern of injury to the proximal thigh involving a fluid collection associated with a de-gloving type of injury. These injuries typically result from blunt trauma and falls. There is existing literature that suggests surgical management as primary treatment, although no rigorous controlled trials are found in English language medical literature. Non-surgical aspiration with sclerodesis is an option, however individual case reports suggest that using multiple aspirations without sclerodesis could be effective. This series illustrates that nonsurgical management (i.e. aspiration without sclerodesis) is a viable option for these injuries. Keywords: Morel-Lavallèe, seroma, thigh injury, degloving, ultrasound, aspiration ...

Panniculitis in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: a Study in Sri Lanka

Panniculitis in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: a Study in Sri Lanka
Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Panniculitis in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: a Study in Sri Lanka Thilakarathne BMIK, Ratnayake RMP, Vithanage A, Sugathadasa WDP Department of Pathology, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Introduction: Panniculitis is the inflammation of subcutaneous adipose tissue which is caused by many infectious and inflammatory conditions. It is high time to document panniculitis in the skin lesions with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Sri Lanka. Objectives: This study was performed to assess demographic data and to describe panniculitis in patients with CL. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was done from 2013 to March 2018 at Teaching Hospital Kandy, Sri Lanka. The skin biopsies clinically suspected as CL evaluated histologically for diagnostic or indicative evidence of CL, and patients responded completely to the specific anti-leishmaniasis treatment were taken as the study population. Skin biopsies of 123 patients were assessed in view of dermal granulomata, Leishman-Donovan bodies and panniculitis. Results: The majority of patients were in the age group of 36 to 50 years (N= 36:29.3%: mean=41.64 ...

Sweet syndrome associated with differentiation syndrome in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia – a case report and review of literature

Sweet syndrome associated with differentiation syndrome in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia – a case report and review of literature
Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Sweet syndrome associated with differentiation syndrome in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia – a case report and review of literature Mohammad A. Abdulla1, Mohamed A Yassin1, Anil Ellahi1, Shehab F. Mohamed1, Halima Elomri1, Nancy Kassem2, Deena Mudawi1, Sonia Allouch3 1Department of Medical Oncology, Hematology Section, National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Hamad Medical Corporation; 2Department of Pharmacy, National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Hamad Medical Corporation; 3Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar, Qatar Foundation Sweet Syndrome (SS) (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) is an inflammatory disorder characterized by the appearance of painful, edematous, and erythematous papules, plaques, or nodules on the skin. It might also cause fever and internal organs’ involvement. There are three clinical settings in which SS has been described: classical or idiopathic, malignancy-associ¬ated and drug-induced. (1) SS is described in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), and is a rare side effect of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), which causes differentiation of promyelocytes and used in therapy of ...

Goblet Cell Carcinoid (GCC) of the Appendix presenting as a Small Bowel Obstruction: Case Report and Literature Review

Goblet Cell Carcinoid (GCC) of the Appendix presenting as a Small Bowel Obstruction: Case Report and Literature Review
Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Goblet Cell Carcinoid (GCC) of the Appendix presenting as a Small Bowel Obstruction: Case Report and Literature Review Amin Tanveer1 MD, Shaani Sighal2 MBBS, Asiri Arachchi3 MBBS, Zoltan Hrabovszky3 MBBS, FRACS, Mikhail Fisher3 MBBS, FRACS. Amin Tanveer: Surgical Registrar, Department of General Surgery Peninsula Health, PO BOX 52, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria, Australia; Shaani Sighal: Surgical resident, Department of General surgery Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health), 135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia; Asiri Arachchi: Surgical registrar, Department of General Surgery Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health), 135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria, AustraliaZoltan Hrabovszky; General Surgeon, Department of General Surgery Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health), 135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia; Mikhail Fisher: General Surgeon, Department of General Surgery Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health), 135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Goblet Cell Carcinoid (GCC) is a rare, low grade malignancy, and GCC presenting as a small bowel obstruction (SBO) is incredibly rare. Hereby, we presenting a 68-year-old male presented to our Emergency Department with a one-day ...