Giant Mucinous Cystadenoma of the Ovary Mimicking Ascites: A Case Report
Marco Rossato, Marta Burei and Roberto Vettor
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 30, 2016
In the present case report we describe a 67 years old woman with clinically apparent ascites and no systemic causes for it and a giant mucinous cystadenoma of the right ovary diagnosed utilizing the CT scan and confirmed by the histological findings. Ascites consists in the accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity and is a common finding with a wide range of causes. Although at least 80% of patients with ascites are found to have liver cirrhosis other pathologies as well as heart failu...
Does Breast Feeding Protect from Development of Breast Disease?
Muna M Baslaim, Forough Farrokhyar, Shefaa A Al-Amoudi, Arwa A Ashoor and Oussamah M Saidam
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 20, 2016
We retrospectively analyzed the data base of the breast unit at King Fahd Hospital from January 2000 till May 2012. We calculated proportions with 95% confidence intervals (CI) and used Logistic regression analysis to explore the predictors. Odds ratios with 95% CI were reported and p value of 0.05 was considered for significance. Breast feeding data were available for 1970 parous women of which 1856 (94.3%; 95% CI: 93.1%-95.2%) breast fed their babies....
Endometrioma Complicated by a Rare Bleeding Disorder Mimicking Ovarian Cancer
Mitchell Hoffman, Odette Daly and John Bomalaski
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 18, 2016
Hemophilia A is a congenital X-linked recessive bleeding disorder due to factor VIII deficiency. It is exceedingly rare in females. The association of the most common bleeding disorder (Von Willebrand Disease) and hemoperitoneum secondary to a hemorrhagic corpus luteum is well known. Most women with Hemophilia A are asymptomatic but scattered moderate and severe cases have been described....
Rx for Disaster: When Medication Non-adherence becomes an Emergency
Lindsay S. Leech, Nicole G. Tasker and Julie L. Welch
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 13, 2016
This case report describes a 35-year-old woman who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) after a seizure. Her evaluation revealed a rare cause of her seizures, confounded by medication non-adherence. She was emergently treated and admitted for further management. With standard patient education, social services, and outpatient follow-up, she did well for three years, however had two subsequent admissions for recurrent seizures from non-adherence. This case demonstrates a rare but treated ca...