Volume 4 Issue 2

Issue 2 Articles

Gastric Leiomyosarcoma: A Common Tumor in an Uncommon Location

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A previously healthy 51-year-old female presented with gradually worsening, 10/10 non-radiating epigastric abdominal pain associated with nausea, bilious vomiting, and weight loss. Computed tomography of the abdomen with intravenous contrast showed a large 10.7cm x 9.5cm exophytic mass in the antrum/body of the stomach (Figure 1A). An upper endoscopic evaluation revealed a large fungating, infiltrative, and ulcerated massin the gastric body (Figure 1B). Histopathology of the biopsied mass was notable for spindle cells with a...

Retroperitoneal Mass: A Typical Retroperitoneal Extension of Non-Infective Iliopsoas Bursitis in a Lupus Patient

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A 42-year-old man with systemic lupus erythematosus in clinical remission presented with a onemonth history of left hip and lower back pain. He had received prednisolone, chloroquine and mycophenolate under clinical remission for 2 years. Physical examination revealed deep tenderness over lateral aspect of the left hip. Laboratory tests showed normal renal and hepatic function and a C-reactive protein level of 1.0 mg/dL (normal value < 0.3). Subacute hip pain has a broad differential diagnosis,...

The Importance of the Hematologic Tests in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2.000.000 CoVID-19 positive cases were reported from December to the middle of April [1]. It has been reported that 60% of those affected worldwide are male, the average age is 51 years, and 5% of patients require intensive care units, 2.3% patients require invasive mechanical ventilation, and 1.4% death [2]. It also appears to be frequently affected in hematological parameters. Lymphopenia (

Extremely Large Intra-Abdominal Fibromatosis Present as a Life-Threatenening Surgical Emergency

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Intra-abdominal fibromatosis, the most common primary tumor of the mesentery, is a benign and rare tumor that can affect any age group of patients. It is characterized by local aggressiveness, and usually develops in the retroperitoneum or mesentry [1]. Although it could be primary, where it is a rare varient of benign stromal neoplasms of fibroblast myofibroblast origin, it is usually secondary to hormonal stimulation or trauma, or be associated with Gardner's syndrome or Familial...