Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510103
An Unusual Variant of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis
Mansouri Siham, Sqalli Asmaa, Ismaili Nadia, Benzekri Laila, Hassam Badr and Senouci Karima
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: August 29, 2018
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by noncaseating granuloma variably infiltrating the respiratory tract, ganglions, eyes, internal organs and the skin. The heterogeneity of cutaneous sarcoidosis represents a diagnostic challenge for physicians and affirms its reputation as a "great imitator". Common specific lesions associated with sarcoidosis are papules, plaques, nodules, scar sarcoidosis and lupus pernio. Atypical presentations of sarcoidosis...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510102
Chronic Splenic Q Fever?
Gianfilippo Nifosi and Mariateresa Zuccarello
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: August 09, 2018
A 53-year-old man, with history of paranoid schizophrenia, depression, alcohol abuse, type 2 diabetes mellitus, comes to our observation for the discovery of focal splenic lesions. He presented fatigue and weight loss. Her past clinical history was negative for infection, abdominal pain, fever or sweat. Physical examination was characterized by cachexia in the absence of lymphadenomegaly and hepatosplenomegaly. Laboratory tests was negative, except for the C. burnetii antibodies (phase I IgG 1/1...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510101
The Neumann Type of Pemphigus Vegetans
Ahmed Bouhamidi, Youssef Zemmez, Hafsa Chahdi, Mohamed Oukabli and Naoufal Hjira
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: August 09, 2018
Pemphigus vegetans is a variant of pemphigus vulgaris and is the rarest form of pemphigus. It is classified based on the clinical picture and evolution as the Neumman type or Hallopeau type. We report a 50-year-old woman with a Neumann type of pemphigus vegetans who was successfully treated with corticosteroids....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510100
Ellis Van Creveld Syndrome - A Diagnosis to be Considered in Every Case of Polydactyly
Praneet Lale, Neeraj Aggarwal, Mridul Agarwal, Raja Joshi and Reena Joshi
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: August 04, 2018
1 year 2-months-old female child presented to our institution with complains of rapid breathing, failure to gain weight and increase precordial activity. There is no history of consanguineous marriage. Antenatal, natal and post-natal history were not contributory. Elder sibling had similar history. On general examination patient had a short stature with bilateral postaxial polydactyly of hands and feet (Figure 1a and Figure 1b). Cardiovascular examination revealed increased precordial pulsations...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510099
Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Ahmed Bouhamidi, Mohamed El Amraoui, Mustapha Azzakhmam, Mohamed Oukabli and Naoufal Hjira
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: August 02, 2018
Penile tumors are the rarest tumors of the male urogenital tract (1%). Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common histological type. Squamous cell carcinoma of the penis is most often presents between 50 and 70-years-old. Early diagnosis is imperative to avoid lymphatic spread that is associated with poor prognosis. We report the case of a 56-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma of the penis present for 6 years....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510098
Huge Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Sacrum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Hasan Erdogan, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Serdar Arslan, Fatih Oncu, Fatma Zeynep Arslan and Ismet Tolu
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: July 27, 2018
A 20-year-old man presented with a 2-year history of severe pain in his sacral region. He described an intermittent pain of moderate to severe intensity, localized in the left flank region, increasing at night. Pain is partially relieved by rest, supine position and is lately associated with a limp. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) revealed an expansive destructive cystic lesion at the S1, S2 and S3 vertebral levels, lesion's close association with S1 and S2 sacral nerve roots, and extending pos...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510097
A Rare Case Report: Cystic Spinal Meningioma
Serdar Arslan, Hasan Erdogan, Fatma Zeynep Arslan, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Fatih Oncu and Ismet Tolu
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: July 26, 2018
A 41-year-old woman was admitted to our department presented with a 1-year history of persistent weakness and progressive numbness in the left lower limb. MRI revealed that there was a well-circumscribed intraspinal extradural lesion at L1 and L2 vertebral levels (Figure 1). The lesion was isointense on T1- and T2-weighted images and it was shown strongly enhancing except a small nodular cystic component in superior part of the lesion (Figure 2). The patient was operated and histopathological st...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510096
Mild Encephalopathy with a Reversible Splenial Lesion Mimicking Transient İschemic Attack
Serdar Arslan, Hasan Erdogan, Fatma Zeynep Arslan, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Nahide Baran and Ismet Tolu
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: July 25, 2018
A 21-year-old man was admitted to emergency department due to slurred speech, weakness and loss of consciousness. The previous history is unremarkable except a slight cold 2 weeks ago. The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a distinct lesion involving in the splenium of the corpus callosum. This lesion showed restricted diffusion with hyperintense signal on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and hypointense signal on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) sequence....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3682/1510095
A Rare Case Report: The Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath in Wrist
Serdar Arslan, Hasan Erdogan, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Fatma Zeynep Arslan, Fatih Oncu and Vefa Oner
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: July 04, 2018
A 21-year-old woman was admitted to our department due to left wrist pain and swelling. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a T1W hypointense, T2W heterogeneously hyperintense mass in the medial aspect of her left wrist, encasing the pollicis tendons (Figure 1). The lesion was shown heterogeneous contrast enhancement (Figure 2). The patient was operated and the lesion was proved to be giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath histopathologically....