Long segment cervicothoracic intramedullary dermoid with concomitant conal lesion - A case report.

Conclusion: Partial surgical extirpation is a reasonable treatment for long segment intramedullary dermoid cysts, particularly when the tumor capsule is adherent to critical adjacent neural tissues. PMID: 33024606 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Neuropediatrics DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715482Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonosis worldwide. It is still endemic in many regions of the world. A 6-year-old female was admitted to the emergency department (ED) due to a sudden change in consciousness, urinary incontinence, vomiting, and difficulty in walking. Neurological examination demonstrated abducens nerve paralysis, mild-to-moderate motor deficit in hemiparesis in the left arm. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed a hemorrhagic focus at the right frontal lobe and thrombosis in the superior sagittal sinus of the brain. The diagnosis of neurobrucellosis was co...
Source: Neuropediatrics - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
Abstract Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease (IgG4-RD) is distinguished by the infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells in a variety of tissues and organs including the pancreas, salivary glands, retroperitoneal lesions, kidney, and lymph nodes with elevated serum IgG4 levels. Even so, central nervous system (CNS) lesions such as brain parenchymal lesions associated with IgG4-RD are scarce. So far, only six cases of IgG4-RD in relation with brain parenchymal lesions have been described, with its characteristics still being not clear. Here we have detailed a case of IgG4-RD with brain parenchymal lesions and...
Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
Abstract Back pain is a relatively common presenting symptom in children and adolescents. Typical causes include muscle strain or spasm, spinal deformities (e.g., Scheuermann kyphosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis), spondylolysis, bulging or herniated intervertebral disks, apophysitis of the iliac crest, and functional pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia. Spondyloarthropathies such as ankylosing spondylitis may present with low back pain and stiffness, which are often worse in the morning. Less common but more serious causes include malignancy and infections. The physical examination should include postural ins...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although Guillain-Barré syndrome and acute transverse myelitis overlap syndrome is occasionally seen in young adults, it could still occur in the elderly patients. Plasmapheresis and steroid pulse therapy could be beneficial to improve functional outcome of patients with this immunemediated neurological disease. PMID: 32285429 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Neurol Taiwan Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of upfront radical surgery with total mesorectal excision (TME) followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with folinic acid (or leucovorin), fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) versus the current standard treatment in patients with surgically resectable, locally advanced rectal cancer.MethodsThis study, named TME-FOLFOX, is a prospective, open-label, multicenter, phase II randomized trial. Patients with locally advanced rectal cancer will be randomized to receive PCRT followed by TME and adjuvant chemotherapy (arm A) or upfront radical surgery with TME followed by adjuvant FOLFOX chemoth...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: Although very rare, benign cyst from presacral space can become malignant transformation. This highlights the importance of pre-operative diagnostic tests and evaluation to correctly identify the source of the primary cancer, which is crucial prior to starting adjuvant therapy.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with prolapse and urethral hypermobility, ASC may return bladder neck and urethral anatomy towards normal as proved by dynamic MRI. However, further studies on larger number of patients with longer follow-up period are required.
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Severe chronic radiation proctopathy (CRP) is difficult to treat. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of colostomy and stoma reversal for CRP. METHODS: To assess the efficacy of colostomy in CRP, patients with severe hemorrhagic CRP who underwent colostomy or conservative treatment were enrolled. Patients with tumor recurrence, rectal-vaginal fistula or other types of rectal fistulas, or who were lost to follow-up were excluded. Rectal bleeding, hemoglobin (Hb), endoscopic features, endo-ultrasound, rectal manometry, and magnetic resonance imaging findings were recorded. Quality of life be...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Condition:   Urinary Incontinence, Urge Intervention:   Device: bio-feedback treatment Sponsors:   Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University;   Northwestern University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This article provides a review of the spectrum of imaging findings in patients after pelvic floor repair with synthetic mid-urethral slings and vaginal mesh.
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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