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BACKGROUND Malignant melanoma is the second most common vulvar malignancy. The superficial inguinal lymph nodes are the main site of metastases. Endometrial metastasis of vulvar malignant melanoma has not been previously reported. CASE Vulvar malignant melanoma was diagnosed in a 60-year-old, postmenopausal woman. Immunohistochemical stains were positive(More)
Extragonadal germ cell tumors are rare neoplasms with histologic features comparable to those of gonadal origin. Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus was diagnosed in a 53-year-old male patient, and was palliated for a short period by cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil. Clinical deterioration and development of gynecomastia led to diagnosis of(More)
Primary ovarian leiomyoma is a rare, unilateral and solitary, benign tumour. We report a unique case of bilateral, multiple, primary ovarian leiomyomas diagnosed incidentally during caesarean section. As opposed to previously reported cases, conservative surgery was performed which resulted in preservation of ovarian function and anatomy.
Reports show wide variability of electromyography (EMG) in detecting pediatric neuromuscular disorders. The study's aim was to determine EMG/nerve conduction study accuracy compared to muscle biopsy and final clinical diagnosis, and sensitivity for myopathic motor unit potential detection in childhood. Of 550 EMG/nerve conduction studies performed by the(More)
We present a 10-year-old boy from nonconsanguineous parents of Libyan (Sephardi) Jewish origin. Mild dysmorphism, hypotonia, and clubfoot deformities were noted at birth. On follow-up, he had borderline intelligence and nonprogressive muscle weakness, predominantly in the upper extremities. Physical examination revealed mild facial weakness, a bell-shaped(More)
Previous in vitro studies have shown that Al(3+) binds to calmodulin, inducing alterations in its capability to interact with target proteins, accompanied by loss of immunological recognition by its conformational specific monoclonal antibody CAM1. In spite of the wealth of data of calmodulin action in vitro, little information is available on the possible(More)
Macrophagic myofasciitis has been almost exclusively detected in adults only. We describe six children of Arab Moslem origin with this disorder. Three presented with hypotonia, developmental delay and seizures and were evaluated for a mitochondrial disorder. The other three children had hypotonia and predominantly motor delay. Five of the six families were(More)
Cancer treatment in the older population, the most afflicted by the disease, is as yet, inefficient. A reduced aggressiveness of tumors is often observed in the elderly, implying the necessity for therapeutic modalities adjusted to age. A rational design of age-related cancer therapy could be based on the mechanisms of this phenomenon. It is suggested that,(More)
Four nonrelated children with myopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion are described. Two of them initially had normal motor development and two had mild motor delay. Motor arrest and regression started at age 6 to 21 months. All four had mitochondrial DNA:nuclear DNA ratios reduced to 16 to 22% of the control mean and mutations in their mitochondrial(More)