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STUDY OBJECTIVE To highlight a recently identified rare cause of severe dysmenorrhea in young patients with poor response to medical management. DESIGN Evidence obtained from several timed series with or without intervention (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING Tertiary care referral hospital. PATIENTS Four young (age, 16-24 years)(More)
Primary mucinous cystic neoplasms are rare tumours of the kidney, with a very few case reports in the literature. They arise from metaplasia of renal pelvic urothelium. We describe here a 45-year-old male who presented with pain in the abdomen and a lump in the left iliac fossa for two months. Ultrasound and CT scan showed a large, complex, heterogenous(More)
BACKGROUND Chordomas are slow-growing tumors and most commonly involve the sacrum and clivus. Multiple recurrences are frequent. Childhood chordomas are rare and often show exceptionally aggressive behavior, resulting in short survival and a high incidence of metastatic spread. OBJECTIVE This study examined the histologic features and immunohistochemical(More)
Vascular leiomyosarcomas are rare tumors, arising most frequently from inferior vena cava (IVC). They are mostly seen in sixth decade, with a female predominance. Their diagnosis is often challenging, as patients may present with non-specific complaints such as dyspnea, malaise, weight loss, abdominal pain, or back pain, preceding the diagnosis by several(More)
BACKGROUND Despite great improvement in the surgical treatment and adjunctive therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), prognosis remains dismal in advanced cases. Regional metastatic disease is known to reduce recurrence free survival and disease specific survival significantly. The present study was conducted to evaluate the role of cell adhesion(More)
Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT) is a rare and an aggressive malignancy with poor outcome. This tumor can co-express epithelial, neural, and mesenchymal markers. The molecular hallmark of DSRCT is the EWS-WT1 fusion protein. Despite the diversities in treatment modality, the best results have been seen with radical surgery and adjuvant or(More)
Basal cell adenocarcinoma (BCAC) is a recently described rare salivary gland tumor. They are locally invasive and destructive tumors with rare incidence of metastasis. BCAC most commonly occur in the parotid gland followed by the submandibular and other minor salivary glands. The primary management of these tumors is surgery with or without adjuvant(More)
Myofibroblastomas are soft-tissue neoplasms that are thought to arise from myofibroblasts. They are mostly observed in males 41-85 years of age; however, this lesion also occurs in women. The usual clinical presentation is a unilateral painless lump that is not adherent to overlying or underlying structures. Microscopically, myofibroblastomas can be divided(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To compare the quality of life (QOL) in patients undergoing transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) with or without chemotherapy, who were admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and enrolled in the study, from July 2004 to October 2005. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients of esophageal carcinoma by(More)
The involvement of the ovaries in lymphomatous processes is a relatively rare phenomenon. Secondary involvement as a part of systemic disease is common as compared to de novo primary lymphoma. Mostly, primary ovarian lymphomas are diffuse large B cell type, whereas the precursor lymphoblastic lymphomas are extremely rare and only four cases have been(More)