John M. Kasznica

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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)
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)
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