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Three cases of an unusual diffuse sclerosing variant of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid occurring in young adults are reported. The tumour is characterized by diffuse involvement of one or both lobes of the thyroid, marked squamous metaplasia, numerous psammoma bodies, extensive interstitial fibrosis and heavy lymphocytic infiltration with formation of(More)
BACKGROUND Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is an important cause of stroke in the young. It can present nonspecifically and may be misdiagnosed with adverse consequences. We assessed the frequency of head/neck pain, other neurological symptoms, and cerebrovascular events in symptomatic VAD. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of observational(More)
Scrub typhus is still prevalent on Penghu Islands. We herein report a case in a pregnant woman who had been to Yi-Lan County in Taiwan. The patient responded well to Minocycline (Minocin) therapy without complication. Her newborn baby was found not complicated with the disease. The relative literature is reviewed.
Seventeen prostatic-type polyps of the lower urinary tract are reported. All occurred in males, and the mean ages of the patients with ureteric orifice, bladder and urethral polyps were 20.5, 60.2 and 36.6 years, respectively. The commonest presentation for the bladder and ureteric orifice polyps was haematuria, whereas that for the urethral polyps was(More)
A disseminated infection with Penicillium marneffei, a rare human pathogen that may infect both healthy and immunocompromised patients, was diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology in a patient infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. The presence of yeast-form organisms with an eccentric or central dot and occasional septate and elongated forms(More)
In a case of pilomatrixoma, an initial fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of a skin lesion yielded only a monomorphic population of mitotically active basaloid cells with squamous differentiation, without anucleated ghost cells, chronic inflammatory cells or foreign-body giant cells. These findings suggested a metastatic squamous-cell carcinoma or a(More)
BACKGROUND Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) is an important cause of stroke in the young. VAD can present with a range of imaging findings. We sought to summarize the diagnostic value of various imaging findings in patients with symptomatic VAD. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of observational studies, searching electronic databases (MEDLINE,(More)
Sclerosing hemangioma is a rare but well-recognized benign lesion of the lung. We report a case of pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma correctly diagnosed by fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology. The sharp and smooth contour of the discrete mass in the left lower zone of the chest roentgenogram raised the possibility of a benign lesion, including pulmonary(More)