Graeme B Taylor

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Corynebacteria were isolated from breast tissue, pus, or deep wound swabs of 24 women; the most common species isolated was the newly described Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii, followed by Corynebacterium amycolatum and Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum. Gram-positive bacilli were seen in samples sent for culture or in histological specimens for 12 women,(More)
Tumours of the peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour/Ewing's sarcoma (PNET/ES) family can rarely occur as primary lesions within the skin and subcutis. We present a case of subcutaneous PNET within the abdominal wall of a 33-month-old child. Histologically it was a small round cell tumour that marked strongly for CD99 and displayed ultrastructual(More)
Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), a systemic disease that commonly involves the heart leading to progressive endomyocardial fibrosis, frequently manifests as restrictive cardiomyopathy. In this report, we describe the first case of a patient with endomyocardial fibrosis due to HES who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation at our institution.(More)
Background A 52-year-old woman underwent successful resection of stage IIB primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix and was started on capecitabine chemotherapy. Five days into the first course, after initially experiencing diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and a transient episode of retrosternal chest pain radiating to the left scapula, she presented to(More)
The diagnosis of sarcoidosis of the heart can be elusive, and is seldom established in life. We report the case of a 43-year-old man who underwent heart transplantation for presumed idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Endomyocardial biopsy before transplantation showed only a mild infiltrate of lymphocytes. Histology of his explanted heart revealed extensive(More)
AIM Granulomatous mastitis is a rare condition of unknown aetiology. The great majority of cases has not been associated with bacterial pathogens if women with mammary tuberculosis are excluded. We noted that some women in Auckland with a histological diagnosis of granulomatous mastitis had both microbiological and histological evidence of corynebacteria(More)
Penile metastases from prostate cancer are rare and are usually a manifestation of wide-spread cancer dissemination. Isolated urethral metastases form a small fraction of these cases, have a longer survival rate and may represent spread by implantation following instrumentation. We report a case of prostatic carcinoma presenting with an isolated metastasis(More)
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