We report a case of a 35-years-old Lebanese pregnant lady with a background of beta-thalassemia major who was diagnosed with COVID-19 infection (Cycle threshold value 18) during her 23rd gestational week. Unfortunately, the pregnancy outcome was unfavorable. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such a case
Freeman-Sheldon syndrome (FSS) is characterized by multiple joint contractures, characteristic facial features, such as microtia, defects of the hands and feet, such as clubfoot, and skeletal malformations. This report illustrates the case of a patient with FSS who was managed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation for oral surgery.
Marine Lenhart Syndrome (MLS) is caused by a coexistence of active thyroid nodules and Graves’ disease1. Here, we present a case of hyperthyroidism characterized by the presence of stimulating TSH receptor antibodies, unsuccessful radioactive iodine ablation, ultimately requiring Methimazole followed by thyroidectomy. We review the current literature.
Mixed fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare liver tumor defined by the presence of both pure fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma and conventional hepatocellular components. It represents up to 25% of cases of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, and has been associated with a worse prognosis.
Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum (LHIAS) is a benign cardiac tumor. Differential diagnosis of LHIAS consists of atrial masses such as myxomas or lipomas. Herein, we report a 66-year-old male, admitted as a case of severe COVID-19 and was found to have a LHIAS extending to the crista terminalis.
Ceritinib shows efficacy in ALK+ NSCLC patients with BM. However, the disease will inevitably progress over time due to acquired resistance. We now report a case with BM from advanced lung adenocarcinoma with ALK mutations who exhibited a surprising and long-term response to treatment of ceritinib combined with bevacizumab.
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concern of viral transmission during otolaryngological procedures by means of droplets/saliva. The use of PPE and isolation settings are mandatory during surgery. This paper describes the development of the STAPID setting to reduce salivary spread during a sialendoscopy-assisted transfacial removal of a parotid stone.
A 36-year-old male with non-lesional refractory frontal-lobe epilepsy, diagnosed at 16 years of age, and with a history of four hospitalizations for refractory status epilepticus and admitted to the intensive care unit with focal seizures in the right upper limb, impaired consciousness, and recurrent progression to bilateral tonic-clonic seizures.
Noonan syndrome is a genetic multisystem disorder characterized by distinctive facial features, developmental delay, congenital heart disease, and other conditions. It is associated with mutation of genes encoding the proteins in the RAS-MAPK pathway, including PTPN11. We herein describe the first case of Noonan syndrome complicated with hepatocellular carcinoma.
A 34-year-old woman presented due to progressive painful swelling around the nail of the right index finger. Onychectomy and drainage of the abscess of the affected finger were performed as the inflammation was progressive despite the previous antibiotic therapy. The microbiological culture revealed a ciprofloxacin-susceptible Citrobacter braakii.
We report an unusual finding of DCIS within a cystic lesion in a black man highlighting the need for adequate workup, and timely follow-up for men with breast/chest wall masses given the lack of screening in this population. Furthermore, we will explore how race contributes to prognosis and health outcomes.