A Case of Mistaken Identity: Paget’s Disease of the Bone Causing Cord Compression. Case Report and Review of the Literature

We describe a case of new spinal mass causing CC, referred for radiotherapy for presumed malignancy, and ultimately proven via biopsy to be benign PDB. This is the first documented case of CC as the primary presentation of vertebral PDB mimicking malignancy. Suggested within is a diagnostic approach for unknown lesion causing CC that facilitates pathologic diagnosis while minimizing treatment delays.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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In conclusion misdiagnosis of an isolated painless axillary mass as a lipoma, as occurred in our patient, allowed this malignancy to reach considerable size. The progressive neurology provided the red flag for urgent surgical intervention.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe present a rare case of an embryological “collision” of an intramedullary dermoid cyst associated with filar lipoma underlining the spectrum of intradural pathologies in spinal dysraphism. Surgical management is creative in these circumstances and multimodal. Our surgical management shows that the use of endoscopes can be effective in the surgical removal of long sectional spinal dermoid cysts.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
We describe a case of new spinal mass causing CC, referred for radiotherapy for presumed malignancy, and ultimately proven via biopsy to be benign PDB. This is the first documented case of CC as the primary presentation of vertebral PDB mimicking malignancy. Suggested within is a diagnostic approach for unknown lesion causing CC that facilitates pathologic diagnosis while minimizing treatment delays.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Lumbosacral lipomas (LLs) may remain asymptomatic or lead to progressive neurological deterioration. However, sudden neurological deterioration is a rare and severe event. Herein, we report rare occurrences of...
Source: BMC Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Mediastinal lipoma/liposarcoma is a rare tumor of the mediastinum.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Authors: Vassallo GA, Mirijello A, Tarli C, Rando MM, Antonelli M, Garcovich M, Zocco MA, Sestito L, Mosoni C, Dionisi T, D'Addio S, Tosoni A, Gasbarrini A, Addolorato G Abstract Madelung's disease is a rare condition characterized by symmetric growth of fatty tumors (lipomas) around the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and trunk. It often affects men with a history of alcohol abuse. Here we report a review of the literature about this disease together with the description of a patient affected by Madelung's disease and acute alcoholic hepatitis. PMID: 31364130 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The treatment of an os calcis lipoma should be individualized, depending on the symptoms, the location and size of the lesion. Surgeons, electing to proceed with bone grafting, should consider the probability of bone graft resorption. PMID: 31360644 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: World J Orthop Source Type: research
SummaryMagnetic resonance imaging provides detailed visualisation, identification and extent assessment of many anal disorders. While many studies are performed in the evaluation of malignant processes such as anorectal carcinoma, the primary focus of this pictorial review is benign lesions, which involve the anal canal and perianal spaces. This pictorial review will illustrate the MRI appearances of a variety of benign conditions, which predominantly affect the anal canal, including abscess, fistulae, lipomas, developmental cysts and inflammatory conditions. MRI aids in the identification and characterisation of these abn...
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Medical Imaging —Pictorial Essay Source Type: research
ConclusionsInguinal hernia recurrences were still observed in this high-volume hernia clinic. Recurrences were most frequently seen at their initial hernia site, the majority involving direct hernias. Isolated lipomas presenting as a pseudorecurrence were most frequently seen after correction of indirect hernias. In accordance with the current guidelines, reducing recurrence rates can be achieved by mesh fixation in bilateral, large and direct defects and by thoroughly reducing lipomas.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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