We present a patient with a distinctive lesion of the skull base, which, at imaging, showed expansile destruction of the sphenoid bone, hemorrhage with fluid-fluid levels, and contrast enhancement of a solid portion. These features ordinarily suggest either giant cell tumor or aneurysmal bone cyst; however, pathologic examination confirmed instead a rare… (More)
•Treatment of sex-cord stromal tumors with carboplatin and taxane is both feasible and safe.•FOXL2 mutations account for approximately 50% of these tumors.•Carboplatin and taxane may afford a favorable outcome.
•Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare aggressive tumor with approximately 400 new cases annually in the US.•In optimal cytoreduction HIPEC is the standard treatment.•In suboptimal cytoreduction IV cisplatin and pemetrexed have high efficacy.
BACKGROUND Midtrimester genetic amniocentesis is a commonly performed procedure, with acknowledgment of some risk to mother and fetus. CASE We present an unusual case of midtrimester genetic amniocentesis with bowel injury and resulting septic shock, adult respiratory distress syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. A total abdominal… (More)
We report an unusual congenital cardiac anomaly consisting of a downward displacement of all leaflets of both atrio-ventricular valves. In addition to these changes, an atrial septal defect of the secundum type was noted. In light of the extreme rarity of this interesting anomaly complex, we reviewed the literature and compare the morphologic features of… (More)