23 September 2022: Case of the Month #519

Thanks to Drs. Mario Marques-Piubelli and Roberto Miranda, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Genevieve Crane, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A 51 year old man with a medical history of HIV infection who was noncompliant with antiretroviral therapy presented with cough, dyspnea, chest pain, fever and pancytopenia. CT showed pleural and pericardial effusions but no masses. A pleurocentesis was performed.

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17 August 2022: Case of the Month #518

Thanks to Drs. Mariel Molina Nunez and Julie Jorns, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Kristen Muller, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A postmenopausal woman, on a screening mammogram, was found to have a 15 mm mass in the lower inner quadrant of the left breast. Breast ultrasound revealed a 1.7 cm complex solid and cystic mass.

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20 July 2022: Case of the Month #517

Thanks to Dr. Viktoryia Kazlouskaya, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Jonathan Ho, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A man in his 50s presented with leonine (resembling a lion) facies and keratotic papules all over his body. He mentioned that the condition has been present since he was a child and that his mother and siblings had similar skin features. A skin biopsy was obtained.

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22 June 2022: Case of the Month #516

Thanks to Drs. Hyunkyu Shin and Christian M. Schürch, University Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Tübingen, Germany, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Borislav Alexiev, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A 27 year old man presented with multiple peritoneal masses, up to 3.5 cm in size, with extension into the retroperitoneum and abdominal lymphadenopathy with necrosis.

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18 May 2022: Case of the Month #515

Thanks to Dr. Ayesha Farooq, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA and Dr. Julie Jorns, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Gary Tozbikian, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A young woman presented to the emergency department with right breast pain, erythema and drainage. She recently had her bilateral nipples pierced and developed a small sore near the border of her right nipple that progressed to an open wound. She developed fevers, chills and nausea. She had a prior history of breast reduction complicated by skin infection but no personal or family history of breast disease.

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20 April 2022: Case of the Month #514

Thanks to Dr. Chunyu Cai, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Meaghan Morris, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A 51 year old man presents with progressive hearing loss in the left ear, intermittent dizziness, difficulty walking and recent onset of severe headaches.

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17 February 2021: Case of the Month #500

Thanks to Dr. Sakinah A. Thiryayi and Dr. Gulisa Turashvili, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto (Canada) for contributing this case and writing the discussion and to Dr. Ricardo R. Lastra, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois (USA), for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A 52 year old woman was found to have an ovarian mass on computed tomography imaging and an elevated CA-125 of 234 U/mL (reference range: less than 46 U/mL). The mass was excised.

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11 December 2020: Weekly Roundup #29


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14 October 2020: Case of the Month #496

Thanks to Dr. Cheng Wang, Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, NS (Canada) and the Genitourinary Pathology Society (GUPS) for contributing this case and discussion.

Clinical history:

A woman in her early 50s presented with multiple broad based bladder mucosal lesions seen on cystoscopic examination.

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16 September 2020: Case of the Month #495

Thanks to Dr. Tanner Storozuk and Dr. Jennifer A. Bennett, University of Chicago, Illinois (USA), for contributing this case and writing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A 34 year old woman was found to have atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance on Pap smear. She underwent a cervical biopsy and the results are depicted below. She had a hysterectomy afterwards that showed residual disease. Pap smears for the following 3 years were negative.

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