Wei-Kang Kwang

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Medulloblastoma (MB) is a type of malignant tumor arising only in the cerebellum that was first defined by Cushing and Bailey in 1920s. In this review paper, we trace the evolution of risk stratification and the correlated changing concept of management in the past years. Outcome analysis of the hospital series of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Cheng(More)
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a clinicopathological reflection of uncontrolled activation of macrophages. To our knowledge, only a few cases of tuberculosis-associated HPS in hemodialysis have been reported in the English literature. We report a case of tuberculosis-associated HPS during hemodialysis. Bone marrow aspiration showed histiocytosis with(More)
Tumors with epicenter in the thalamus occur in about 4 % of pediatric brain tumors. The histological diagnosis is mainly gliomas. Among them, low-grade glioma (LGG) constituted of a significant entity of the tumors (Cuccia et al., Childs Nerv Syst 13:514–521, 1997; Puget et al., J Neurosurg 106:354–362, 2007; Bernstein et al., J Neurosurg 61:649–656, 1984;(More)
The objective of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV 2) antibodies in child bearing women of 2 Brazilian populations with different socioeconomic status and to determine the risk of neonatal HSV exposure by means of maternal cultures at the onset of labor. The study was conducted at 2 hospitals: A, serving(More)
Middle lobe syndrome - recurrent atelectasis and/or bronchiectasis involving the right middle lobe and/or lingula - has, up to now, not been reported as the pulmonary manifestation of primary Sjögren's syndrome. We describe a patient in whom lymphocytic bronchiolitis in the atelectatic lobes was proved histologically from two separate transbronchial(More)
Amyand’s hernia is an extremely rare condition in which the appendix is positioned in the inguinal hernia sac. Acute appendicitis is much less common in this situation and few reports are found in the literature. We report a case of acute appendicitis with the tip of the appendix incarcerated outside the external ring of the right groin. A mobilized cecum(More)
Histologic and bacteriologic analyses of endometrium were performed before and on day 15 after minocycline treatment of 20 patients with acute salpingitis. Endometritis was diagnosed in 15 patients before and in nine after treatment. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was recovered from the cervix and endometrium of seven patients but was not isolated after treatment.(More)
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