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PURPOSE Idiopathic granulomatous lobular mastitis (IGLM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the breast with obscure etiology that mimics invasive carcinoma both clinically and radiologically. The treatment of IGLM remains controversial. The aim of proper management is to use a combination of medical and surgical treatment of this benign condition to(More)
Solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) were first described by Klemperer and Rabin in 1931. They are quite rare in the central nervous system and some histopathological or radiological similarities to meningiomas and haemangiopericytomas can lead to misdiagnoses as these tumours enhance homogeneously in postcontrast images, and even dural tail sign can be(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated splenic metastases from colorectal cancer are very rare and there are only 13 cases reported in the English literature so far. Most cases are asymptomatic and the diagnosis is usually made by imaging studies during the evaluation of rising CEA level postoperatively. CASE PRESENTATION A 76-year-old man underwent an extended left(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is one of the most common dominantly inherited disorders. Astrocytomas, especially low-grade optic nerve tumours, are frequently harboured in these patients. In this paper, a case of a lobar cystic glioblastoma and NF1 in a 28-year-old woman is presented. This patient underwent a resection of the glioblastoma, followed a(More)
Pseudoaneurysms of the superficial temporal artery are mostly traumatic in origin. Here, a case of a superficial temporal artery aneurysm that emerged following a recraniotomy is presented. A 59-year-old woman was admitted with subarachnoid hemorrhage. She underwent a pterional craniotomy and clipping of a saccular aneurysm of middle cerebral artery(More)
The authors reported a rare case of temporal intraparenchymal meningioma without dural attachment. A 14-year-old boy presented with a 4-month history of generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Neurological examination showed no abnormality. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed an anteromedial temporal mass, which appeared to be totally intraaxial and caused(More)
PURPOSE The negative sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy avoids conventional axillary dissection in patients with breast cancer with clinically negative axilla. Despite negative SLN, there is a risk of leaving involved non-SLN behind in the axilla. We investigated the predictive power of tumor characteristics for non-SLN metastasis. METHODS Lymphatic mapping(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative evaluation of the axilla, an important prognostic determinant for patients with invasive breast cancer, is achieved by non- or minimally invasive methods to avoid the potential hazards of operative intervention. The aim of this study was to determine statistical power of axillary ultrasound (US) and US-guided fine needle aspiration(More)
AIM Histopathological diagnosis is always necessary to make an effective treatment plan for intracranial mass lesions. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy, and associated mortality and morbidity of CT-guided stereotactic biopsy procedures in a large number of patients with intracranial lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total(More)
AIM CT-guided stereotactic methods have long been used for the diagnosis and treatment of intracranial masses. Intracranial tuberculoma is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Histological confirmation is the gold standard for a correct diagnosis. However, histopathological diagnosis and excision of these lesions have advantages over open surgical(More)