Xavier Tarroch

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Patient 1 was a 33-year-old man who had had a tattoo placed on his right leg 4 years previously. Three months before consulting, he had the shield outlined in black and a gray flame added. Asymptomatic lesions appeared 2 weeks later and were treated unsuccessfully with topical corticosteroids and antibiotics. The patient was then referred to the dermatology(More)
A case of a 39-year-old woman with a palpable mass in the right hemithorax is presented. The mass had been growing during the last 16 years. Radiographs and computed tomography showed two lesions in the right thoracic wall: the greater was in the anterior and lateral portion of the 7th rib, the minor lesion in the 6th rib costovertebral joint. Both lesions(More)
A 40-year-old man presented a painful haemorrhagic plaque on his chest in the same location where a nodular lesion had been presented for many years. After 2 months, the plaque was replaced by a depressed lesion. The lesion diagnosed as an anetoderma was excised and the biopsy showed an atrophic dermatofibroma accompanied by aneurysmatic characteristics.
Extrabronchial small cell carcinoma (ESCC) is an infrequent tumor with controversial histogenesis, clinical evolution and therapeutic strategy. The aim of this study was to know the immunohistochemical features and the clinical evolution of patients diagnosed of ESCC during a 10 year period. All the diagnoses of small cell carcinoma (bronchial and(More)
A case of papillary adenocarcinoma arising in Caroli's disease (CD) in a 25-yr-old woman is reported. The diagnosis of malignancy was made by ultrasound-guided, fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). As there were no metastasis, a liver transplant was performed and the diagnosis was histologically confirmed. Only 22 cases of malignant transformation of CD(More)
BACKGROUND The eosinophilic ulcer is a lesion of the oral mucosa, that has been infrequently described in the literature. This is a benign and self-limiting lesion of unknown origin. CASE REPORTS In this article, eleven new cases of eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa are presented. The clinical, histologic and evolutive features are reviewed. (More)
The pulmonary hypoplasia, in Down's syndrome with congenital cardiac malformation, probably explains the poor behaviour of these patients, leading to early vascular pulmonary lesions, which progress quickly. We present a case, in which the lung biopsy, done before cardiac surgery, showed a lung hypoplasia and also enabled us to establish the grading of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Audit of women with invasive cervical cancer (CC) is critical for quality control within screening activities. We analysed the screening history in the 10 years preceding the study entry in women with and without CC during 2000-2011. METHODS 323 women with CC from six pathology departments in Catalonia (Spain) and 23,782 women with negative(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous findings other than hyperpigmentation are rare in Whipple's disease. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 59-year-old man previously diagnosed with Whipple's disease by duodenal biopsy, who developed red-brown, painful, subcutaneous nodules on the buttocks, thighs, arms and legs. Biopsy of these nodules showed a septal panniculitis(More)