Jassem Bastaki

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Kimura disease is a rare, benign, chronic inflammatory swelling of the subcutaneous tissue, lymph nodes, and glandular tissue. Characteristic features of the disease include, but not limited to, painless subcutaneous head and neck swelling, blood and tissue eosinophilia, and markedly elevated immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. Herein, we report a rare case of(More)
Salivary gland tumors account for a significant group of head and neck neoplasms. Signet-ring cell (mucin-producing) adenocarcinoma of minor salivary glands was described by Ghannoum and Freedman in 2004. We report a case of this extremely rare minor salivary gland neoplasm in an 18-year-old male. To our knowledge, this patient is the youngest to ever be(More)
While sinonasal intestinal type adenocarcinoma (ITAC) is defined by an intestinal phenotype, non-intestinal type adenocarcinoma (non-ITAC) is traditionally viewed as a diagnosis of exclusion, despite previous implication of a seromucinous phenotype and similarity to sinonasal seromucinous hamartomas (SSH). We performed a comparison of clinicopathologic and(More)
Castleman disease is an extremely rare benign lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology. It affects the lymphatic chain in anybody region, although the commonest site is the mediastinum. The head and neck region is the second most common site; however, the salivary glands are rarely affected. We report a case of a 29-year-old Asian lady who presented(More)
Signet ring cell (mucin producing) adenocarcinoma is a rare low grade salivary gland malignancy. While currently designated as an adenocarcinoma, myoepithelial differentiation has been implied in previously reported cases. We herein perform a survey of our cases of signet ring cell adenocarcinoma and review the literature in order to refine categorization(More)
OBJECTIVES Paragangliomas are neuroendocrine tumors derived from extra-adrenal paraganglionic cells of the autonomic nervous system. Paragangliomas of the thyroid are rare, with only 28 cases reported in the literature. The sclerosing paraganglioma variant, characterized by marked stromal sclerosis and hyalinization, has scarcely been reported. METHODS A(More)
Ectopic salivary tissue is commonly found in intraparotid and periparotid lymph nodes. Warthin tumor is the most common tumor arising in ectopic salivary gland tissue and in intraparotid lymph nodes. Although rare, neoplastic transformation of the ectopic salivary tissues is conceivable and other types of salivary gland neoplasms arising in intraparotid(More)
Tonsillitis and pharyngitis are among the most common infections in the head and neck. Viral tonsillitis is usually caused by enterovirus, influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, rhinovirus and Epstein-Barr virus (causing infectious mononucleosis). Acute bacterial tonsillitis is most commonly caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. On the other hand,(More)
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