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Benign but Not Harmless: Solitary Fibrous Tumor

For one unfortunate patient, benign histopathology did not lead to a good outcome. A 74-year-old woman presented with dyspnea on exertion and altered mental status. She had no history of lung disease and denied other cardiopulmonary, abdominal, or constitutional symptoms. Her past medical history, besides many years of tobacco abuse, was unremarkable Assessment While the […]

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An Incidentaloma in the Cardiology Clinic

To the Editor: Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors of neural crest origin.1, 2 In this report, we describe the exhaustive diagnostic workup involved in the diagnosis of a paraganglioma, which was first noted as an incidental mass in the proximity of left atrium on a routine transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). Case Report A 55-year-old man with a history […]

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Three-Year Intractable Hiccups: Compression of the Right Frontal Lobe by Meningioma

On September 2, 2013, a 70-year-old man presented with persistent vertigo and vomiting for 1 week, and intractable hiccups of about 3 years’ duration. The frequency of hiccups was about 15-20 per minute, and it was not affected by eating and drinking. His hiccupping was persistent during the day, and it had not responded to […]

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Parapharyngeal Tumor

Parapharyngeal tumors are rare and often missed because of their subtle presentation. This is true for a 21-year-old woman who presented with a gradually progressive swelling in her mouth for 3 months associated with difficulty in swallowing. Assessment On oral examination, there was a smooth bulge in the left pharyngeal wall pushing the left tonsil […]

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A Rare Diagnosis of a Thyroid Mass

  A 21-year-old woman presented with a neck mass, heat intolerance, and palpitations for the previous 2 weeks. She was found to have a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland and tachycardia on examination. Thyroid-stimulating hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4) were elevated, and radioactive iodine uptake study showed poor uptake. Subacute thyroiditis was treated with a […]

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