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  1. Giant tonsillolith is a rare clinical entity. Commonly, it occurs between 20–77 years of age. We had a twelve years old female patient, who had odynophagia due to a giant tonsillolith. The stone was removed an...

    Authors: Jagdeep S Thakur, Ravinder S Minhas, Anamika Thakur, Dev R Sharma and Narinder K Mohindroo
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:50
  2. Paraganglioma-like dermal melanocytic tumor is a rare subtype of benign dermal melanocytic tumors. Its histopathologic features resemble those of paraganglioma, but the immunostaining characteristics are those...

    Authors: Deba P Sarma, Bryan Teruya and Bo Wang
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:48
  3. A 26-year-old woman was referred to an Emergency Department because of common flu-like syndrome with hemodynamic collapse. In Intensive Care Unit (ICU), she was diagnosed as a probable septic shock. But despit...

    Authors: Ambroise Montcriol, Sandrine Wiramus, Alberto Ribeiri, Nathalie Attard, Lyacine Nait-Saidi, François Kerbaul and Laurent Chiche
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:46
  4. Indwelling urethral catheter is often used in male spinal cord injury patients to provide drainage to neuropathic bladder. If the balloon of a Foley catheter is inflated in urethra or, when a properly inserted...

    Authors: Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Peter L Hughes, Tun Oo and Bakul M Soni
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:43
  5. Pigeon fanciers lung, a form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, is an unusual but important occupational and recreational cause of severe and debilitating breathlessness.

    Authors: PA Mehta, P Wills, SK Kohli and SW Dubrey
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:37
  6. One of the most lethal mechanisms of injury is shotgun wound and particularly the abdominal one.

    Authors: Konstantinos G Toutouzas, Andreas Larentzakis, Panagiotis Drimousis, Maria Riga, Dimitrios Theodorou and Stylianos Katsaragakis
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:34
  7. Myoepithelioma is a rare benign neoplasm. Pure accounting for less than 1% of all salivary gland tumors. Only three cases of sinonasal myoepithelioma have been reported in the literature. Diagnosis of myoepith...

    Authors: Suhail I Sayed, Rehan A Kazi, Mohan V Jagade, Rajan S Palav, Vinod V Shinde and Prashant V Pawar
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:29
  8. Silicone Foley catheters tend to become stiffer as size of the catheter increases. Whereas the tip of a size 12 French silicone, Foley catheter is soft and flexible, a size 24 French silicone, Foley catheter i...

    Authors: Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Peter L Hughes, Paul Mansour and Bakul M Soni
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:25
  9. Lesions of the 'tail' of the parotid gland are difficult to assess clinically and provide a diagnostic dilemma on imaging, especially in the axial plane. Pedunculated lesions of the 'tail' of parotid can be mi...

    Authors: R Vaidhyanath, S Harieaswar, C Kendall and P Conboy
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:23
  10. Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FEP) is a rare indolent variety of basal cell carcinoma that is typically polypoid and located on the trunk of adult males aged 40–60 years. Basal cell carcinoma (including FEP) is ...

    Authors: Zenggang Pan, Nhi Huynh and Deba P Sarma
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:21
  11. Torsion of the vermiform appendix is a rare disorder, which causes abdominal symptoms indistinguishable from acute appendicitis and is found by chance during the laparotomy.

    Authors: Imtiaz Wani, Maki Kitagawa, Mudasir Rather, Jang Singh, Gulam Bhat and Mir Nazir
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:20
  12. Patients with deep neck infections present challenging airways for an anesthesiologist. Patients with Ludwig's angina may die as a result of the inability to effectively manage the airway.

    Authors: Anand H Kulkarni, Swarupa D Pai, Basant Bhattarai, Sumesh T Rao and M Ambareesha
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:19
  13. We report the case of a 3-yr-old boy who presented an acute right hydrocele. A rapid scrotal swelling under tension developed the first hours and the child complained for discomfort especially during palpation...

    Authors: Efstratios Christianakis, Nikolaos Paschalidis, Georgios Filippou, Maria Chorti, Nikolaos Andromanakos, Michael Pitiakoudis, Spiros Rizos and Dimitrios Filippou
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:18
  14. Perthes Syndrome (Traumatic asphyxia) is rare, which is caused by sudden compressive chest trauma and characterized by subconjunctival hemorrhage, facial edema, craniocervical cyanosis, and petechiae on the up...

    Authors: Mehmet Senoglu, Nimet Senoglu, Hafize Oksuz and Gokhan Ispir
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:17
  15. A 6 year old girl woke up with pain and increasing swelling over the left hand and difficulty in breathing. On examination, she had swelling of the left forearm and hand, flaccid quadriparesis and was in respi...

    Authors: Joseph John, Bahubali D Gane, Nishad Plakkal, Rajeswari Aghoram and Sowmya Sampath
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:16
  16. Congenital oral granular cell tumour of the newborn is an uncommon benign tumour of uncertain origin. The typical clinical appearance is of a single nodule occurring on the anterior maxillary ridge. In 10% of ...

    Authors: Liviu Feller, Neil H Wood, Avin S Singh, Erich J Raubenheimer, Robin Meyerov and Johan Lemmer
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:13
  17. We report a rare event of old hemorrhage into a thyroid causing respiratory distress. A 67-year-old man with chronic cough and recent dysphagia was found to have a retrosternal mass extending into the visceral...

    Authors: Mehmet Fatih Yuzbasioglu, Mesut Ozkaya, Fikret Ezberci, Nimet Senoglu and Betul Kizildag
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:11
  18. Adrenal incidentaloma can be described as adrenal lesions that are incidentally diagnosed during abdominal laparotomy or any abdominal screening without prior suspicion of adrenal disease. It is important to d...

    Authors: Mesut Ozkaya, Mehmet Fatih Yuzbasioglu, Ertan Bulbuloglu, Sevgi Bakaris, Hafize Oksuz, Kadir Gisi and Ahmet Onder
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:10
  19. Haemangiomas are vascular lesions resulting from abnormal proliferation of blood vessels. They are the most common pediatric neoplasm. Kasabach-Merritt syndrome is a rare type of vascular lesion with peculiar ...

    Authors: Kotb Abass, Hekma Saad, Mostafa Kherala and Alaa A Abd-Elsayed
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:9
  20. Left ventricular apical ballooning (LVAB) is a type of cardiomyopathy precipitated by emotional or physiological stress, which results in transient left ventricular dysfunction and electrocardiographic (ECG) c...

    Authors: Olagoke Akinwande, Yasmin Hamirani and Ashok Chopra
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:8
  21. Upon arrival in Beijing, China from London, England in 2008 a previously healthy 56-year old man developed a regular spasmodic cough for the duration of his stay in the city.

    Authors: Richard Smith
    Citation: Cases Journal 2008 1:3