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Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) is a rare tumour mainly found in children under ten years old. It may be broadly categorised into those occurring from the central or peripheral nervous system of which the majority arise centrally. We report a 61 year-old lady who had previous lobular breast cancer presenting with a rapidly expanding lesion in her… (More)
AIMS The objective of this article is to report our findings regarding large-volume fat transfer in patients who have undergone autologous breast reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi (LD) flap and/or implant-based reconstruction with subsequent lipomodelling for symmetrisation. METHODS We retrospectively collected data on all patients who have… (More)
Splenic artery aneurysms are rare. We discuss a case of a 58-year-old gentleman presenting with collapse and shock secondary to spontaneous splenic artery aneurysm rupture. Patient underwent laparotomy and splenectomy then discharged home within a week of presentation.
INTRODUCTION Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapidly growing group of nontuberculous mycobacteria more common in patients with genetic or acquired causes of immune deficiency. There have been few published reports of Mycobacterium fortuitum associated with breast infections mainly associated with breast implant and reconstructive surgery. CASE PRESENTATION… (More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically analyze the effectiveness of quilting of latissimus dorsi (LD) flap donor site in the prevention of seroma and related morbidities. METHODS All published studies comparing the effectiveness of quilting versus no-quilting of LD flap donor site in the prevention of seroma and related morbidities in patients undergoing breast… (More)
AIM Lipomodelling has been successfully used in reconstructive breast surgery but not yet in patients with permanent stomas. METHOD A feasibility study of six patients with permanent stomas was undertaken. Patients underwent lipomodelling of the peristomal area. The number of leakages and quality of life were measured before and for 6 months after the… (More)
Synovial sarcomas are a rare form of soft tissue sarcomas. We present a case of a 62 year-old male presenting with a left thyroid lump initially though to be a thyroid adenoma but subsequently diagnosed as a monophasic synovial sarcoma of the pharynx. We discuss the diagnosis and treatment of this case.
We have carried out a comparative cross-sectional study of patients with relapsing and remitting MS (multiple sclerosis) (RRMS) (n=9), primary progressive MS (PPMS) (n=7), and secondary progressive MS (SPMS) (n=10) using image analysis techniques to determine the number and volume of Gd-DTPA-enhancing lesions. RRMS patients had more lesions than either PPMS… (More)
Creation of arteriovenous fistulae provides readily available vascular access for haemodialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease. However, it is associated with various potentially serious complications if left unattended. We report a case of a 73-year-old male presenting with an enormous brachio-cephalic fistula aneurysm measuring 70-5.4 cm 20… (More)
This case demonstrates how hyperpigmentation of the nipple due to Paget's disease can imitate malignant melanoma presenting a diagnostic dilemma. A 62-year-old woman was referred by her GP to the West Sussex Breast Unit with a pigmented lesion on her left nipple that had been increasing in size for six months. She had recently moved back to the UK after… (More)