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BACKGROUND Central nervous system (CNS) hemangiopericytomas are rare mesenchymal tumors of the brain. In the absence of randomized clinical trials or large studies, the only information we have about the natural history and the management is from isolated clinical case series. They have suggested that surgery is beneficial, with conflicting results on the(More)
Bortezomib with or without dexamethasone has been reported to be very effective and well tolerated in the treatment of AL amyloidosis. Commonly reported adverse effects are fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, postural hypotension from autonomic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, thrombocytopenia and anemia. Dyspnea has been rarely reported as(More)
Gemcitabine (Gemzar) is a nucleoside analogue used as a cytotoxic agent for the treatment of various carcinomas: pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, and non-small-cell-lung cancer. Carboplatin, a DNA alkylating agent, is used alongside with gemcitabine in a regimen known as GemCarbo chemotherapy to treat several different types of cancer, most(More)
Primary lymphoma in the region of the liver bed mimicking hilar cholangiocarcinoma or Klatskin tumor is very rare. A patient presented with obstructive jaundice along with right upper quadrant pain, weight loss, and decreased appetite. Apart from altered liver function, her lactate dehydrogenase was significantly elevated, and imaging studies showed(More)
Adenocarcinomas and other various tumors are known to metastasize to various locations without any significant predilection and the metastasis could be the first presentation of the malignancy by the patient. Involvement of peripheral nerves without the central nervous system involvement has been rarely reported. Perineural tumor spread has been(More)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is characterized by premature platelet destruction in the reticuloendothelial system due to the presence of autoantibodies against the platelet membrane proteins. Patients who are resistant to the traditional treatment options that include the administration of steroids, IV immunoglobulin, and antirhesus D(More)
The incidence of brain metastases from nonsquamous non-small-lung cancer is increasing as a result of superior imaging techniques for early detection of distant metastases. Although whole-brain radiation therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery along with systemic chemotherapy have shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms and improving outcomes, the(More)
Background. Vitamin B12 is vital for optimal functioning of various organ systems but more importantly the central nervous system and the hematological system. Deficiency of vitamin B12 clinically manifests as excessive daytime fatigue, memory difficulties, encephalopathy, myelopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and optic neuropathy. In occupational medicine,(More)
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