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Case Reports

(18)FDG-PET-scan in staging of primary malignant melanoma of the oesophagus : a case report

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Primary malignant melanoma of the oesophagus is a rare disease, only 262 cases being reported up to June 2005. In general, the prognosis is dismal because of its tendency to present as an advanced neoplasm with aggressive biological behaviour. (18)FDG-PET-scan is a useful tool for evaluation of metastatic disease and locoregional lymph node metastasis. We present herein a case of a young adult with primary malignant melanoma of the oesophagus, followed by a literature review on the subject. [Product Details...]

Diffuse idiopathic colonic varices presenting with lower gastrointestinal bleeding in an elderly patient : a case report and review of the literature

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We report a case of lower gastrointestinal bleeding caused by idiopathic colonic varices. A 74-year-old woman presented with rectal bleeding. Colonoscopy revealed numerous varices of the entire colon, which, after an extensive work-up, proved to be idiopathic. No specific therapy or transfusions were required and there has been no further bleeding to date (follow-up 10 months). Review of the literature demonstrates that diffuse idiopathic colonic varices are a rare cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding, especially as the first presentation in an elderly patient. [Product Details...]

Severe thrombophilic diathesis starting with hepatic vein thrombosis (BUDD-CHIARI syndrome) in a family with a new Protein S gene mutation

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We report the case of a 26-year-old man with a chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome with ascites, caused by a hereditary Protein S deficiency, in a Turkish family with consanguinity. In this family, the father, the two sisters and the young brother suffered from severe venous thrombosis of the limbs, with pulmonary embolism in two of them. Those thrombotic events are caused by a hitherto not reported mutation in the PROS 1 gene on chromosome 3, resulting in a severe familial Protein S deficiency. No other thrombophilic defect was detected in the family, despite extensive investigation. Furthermore, we observe hereditary twenty-nail dystrophy in this family, the two genes probably segregating independently. Prophylaxis is discussed. [Product Details...]

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