Case Reports in Pathology http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2016 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Paragonimus kellicotti: A Lung Infection in Our Own Backyard Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:23:08 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/2107372/ Paragonimiasis is an infection caused by the lung fluke of the genus Paragonimus. Within the United States, paragonimiasis has been commonly diagnosed in Southeast Asian immigrants infected with the Asian lung fluke Paragonimus westermani. Infections from the North American lung fluke, Paragonimus kellicotti, have been rare, although more infections have been seen in people in the Midwestern United States. A 29-year-old male with a history of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma presented with hemoptysis. A CT scan showed a mass in the left upper lung lobe. A biopsy showed eosinophils and parasite eggs, some with a recognizable operculum. Further investigation revealed that he takes canoe trips on rivers within Missouri and would eat crayfish caught from these rivers. A blood sample was confirmed positive for Paragonimiasis serologically at the Center for Disease Control. Paragonimus kellicotti is found in rivers within the Mississippi basin. Infection occurs by consuming uncooked or undercooked crawfish. Microscopic identification of parasite eggs has been the gold standard. Serologic tests have been developed to aid in the diagnosis. Patients typically present with fever and hemoptysis. Common CT findings include pleural effusion, a mass, and lymphadenopathy. Awareness of P. kellicotti is important to guide appropriate diagnostic testing and ensuring proper treatment. Eric Johannesen and Van Nguyen Copyright © 2016 Eric Johannesen and Van Nguyen. All rights reserved. From the Gut to the Liver: Another Organ to Watch in FAP Patients Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:13:07 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/1738696/ We report a rare association of hepatocellular carcinoma with familial adenomatous polyposis in a young patient and its clinical significance. A 28-year-old female with a past medical history of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and subsequent colonic adenocarcinoma underwent total colectomy. She later presented with intermittent right upper quadrant pain and nausea of four months’ duration. MRI of the abdomen revealed multiple liver lesions, the largest 8.5 cm in diameter, with radiologic features suggestive of hepatocellular carcinoma. A CT-guided liver biopsy demonstrated well-differentiated HCC which was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. In patients with a history of FAP, a heightened awareness of the possibility of concurrent or subsequent HCC is warranted. Spencer Paulson, Charmi Patel, and Hitendra Patel Copyright © 2016 Spencer Paulson et al. All rights reserved. Endosalpingiosis of Axillary Lymph Nodes: A Rare Histopathologic Pitfall with Clinical Relevance for Breast Cancer Staging Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:35:30 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/2856358/ Establishment of accurate axillary lymph node status is of essential importance in determining both prognosis and the potential need for adjuvant therapy in patients with invasive breast cancer. Axillary lymph node heterotopias can in some cases result in overdiagnosis of metastatic disease. Nodal endosalpingiosis is perhaps the least commonly reported type of axially lymph node heterotopia. We herein illustrate a case in which second opinion pathologic interpretation combined with ancillary immunohistochemical studies allowed for a specific diagnosis of axillary nodal müllerian-type inclusions, confirming ypN0 staging and resulting in appropriate disease management and prognostication. Laila Nomani, Benjamin C. Calhoun, Charles V. Biscotti, Stephen R. Grobmyer, and Charles D. Sturgis Copyright © 2016 Laila Nomani et al. All rights reserved. Localized Castleman’s Disease in the Breast in a Young Woman Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:25:21 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/8413987/ Castleman’s disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology. It typically occurs in adulthood but it may also develop in childhood. Clinically, this disease may be classified as localized (unicentric) or systemic (multicentric). Six cases of breast CD have been described in the literature, and all have been reported in adults. Herein we describe the case of a 15-year-old female who presented with a slow-growing tumor in the right breast. The tumor was excised and histopathological examination demonstrated hyaline vascular variant CD. After two years of follow-up, the patient was asymptomatic without evidence of cervical or axillary lymphadenopathy. Rafael Parra-Medina, José Ismael Guio, and Patricia López-Correa Copyright © 2016 Rafael Parra-Medina et al. All rights reserved. Diagnostic Difficulties in Pathological Laboratories in Developing Countries: A Case Report of Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Young Togolese Woman Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:40:08 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/3727484/ We report a case of poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva induced by human papillomavirus in a 23-year-old woman, in whom we experienced diagnostic difficulties. Tchin Darré, Lantam Sonhaye, Mazamaesso Tchaou, Abdoul-Samadou Aboubakari, Bingo K. M’Bortche, Kofi Amégbor, and Gado Napo-Koura Copyright © 2016 Tchin Darré et al. All rights reserved. Urinary Bladder Adenocarcinoma Metastatic to the Abdominal Wall: Report of a Case with Cytohistologic Correlation Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:54:07 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/8608412/ We report a case of adenocarcinoma metastatic to the abdominal wall in a 71-year-old man with a history of primary bladder adenocarcinoma. CT-guided core biopsy was performed; imprints and histologic sections showed malignant glands lined by tumor cells with hyperchromatic nuclei and prominent nucleoli, infiltrating through skeletal muscle. Immunohistochemistry revealed positivity for CK7, membranous/cytoplasmic β-catenin, caudal-type homeobox transcription factor 2 (CDX2), and α-methylacyl coenzyme A racemase and negativity for CK20, p63, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), and prostate-specific acid phosphatase (PSAP). These findings were interpreted as metastatic adenocarcinoma, consistent with bladder primary. Primary bladder adenocarcinoma is a rare malignancy arising within glandular metaplasia and is associated with cystitis cystica and cystitis glandularis. Predisposing factors include bladder exstrophy, schistosomiasis, and other causes of chronic bladder irritation. This tumor is divided into intestinal, clear cell, and signet ring cell subtypes. Treatment involves radical cystectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection, and prognosis is unfavorable. Primary bladder adenocarcinoma should be differentiated from urachal adenocarcinoma, which arises from urachal remnants near the bladder dome, and secondary adenocarcinoma, or vesical involvement by adenocarcinoma from a different primary. CK7, CK20, CDX2, thrombomodulin, and β-catenin can help distinguish primary bladder adenocarcinoma from colonic adenocarcinoma; PSA and PSAP can help distinguish primary bladder adenocarcinoma from prostate adenocarcinoma. Vikas Nath and Mithra Baliga Copyright © 2016 Vikas Nath and Mithra Baliga. All rights reserved. Foregut Duplication Cyst of the Stomach: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:37:17 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/7318256/ Duplication cyst of the stomach is a rare congenital malformation, typically diagnosed in the first year of life. In most adult cases the cyst remains asymptomatic, but patients may present with abdominal symptoms including epigastric discomfort or pain. We present a case of a 65-year-old male with an asymptomatic gastric tumor diagnosed incidentally during initial workup of his esophageal adenocarcinoma. Computed tomography revealed a low density soft tissue tumor near the gastroesophageal junction. Endoscopic ultrasonography demonstrated a cystic lesion as a hypoechoic round mass with well-defined borders. Following complete laparoscopic resection, microscopic review revealed a cyst lined with respiratory pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium and layers of smooth muscle with an outermost thin fibrous capsule consistent with a foregut duplication cyst. Y. Tjendra, K. Lyapichev, J. Henderson, and C. P. Rojas Copyright © 2016 Y. Tjendra et al. All rights reserved. Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumour with Intraorbital Location: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:11:13 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/1936421/ The Perivascular Epithelioid Cell tumours (PEComas) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms recognized as entity by the World Health Organization. The tumour cells have an uncertain origin and are characterized by distinctive histological and immunohistochemical features. We report a case of PEComa occurring as intraorbital lesion in a 47-year-old man. We found only two other cases described in the literature and we considered all three cases together in order of histology, immunohistochemistry, and clinical outcome. We found a strict histological overlapping and quite similar immunohistological results. All three cases showed a favourable clinical course probably related to small size of tumours (<5 cm), low mitotic rate (<2 mitoses in 50 HPF), and absence of necrosis. Idania Lubo, Ileana Fermín, Olindo Massarelli, Roberta Gobbi, and Paolo Cossu Rocca Copyright © 2016 Idania Lubo et al. All rights reserved. Pulmonary Empty Spaces: Silicone Embolism—A Decade of Increased Incidence and Its Histological Diagnosis Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:28:33 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/3741291/ Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a critical complication related to multiple disorders and different medical or cosmetic procedures. This case report presents two patients who were admitted for respiratory symptoms in the setting of previously receiving silicone injections for cosmetic purposes and were diagnosed with silicone pulmonary embolism. The relevance of including questions about all cosmetic procedures as a part of a medical history is highlighted, in particular about silicone injections. The diagnosis is confirmed by histological means. Additionally, our review showed the change of most common sites of silicone injections and a significant increase in cosmetic procedures causing silicone embolism during the past twelve years. Kirill Lyapichev, Felix Manuel Chinea, Julio Poveda, Jeniffer Pereda, Pablo A. Bejarano, and Monica T. Garcia-Buitrago Copyright © 2016 Kirill Lyapichev et al. All rights reserved. Fibrolipoma of the Buccal Mucosa: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:32:51 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/5060964/ Lipomas are common benign soft tissue neoplasms derived from mature adipose tissue. However, they rarely arise in the oral cavity. Fibrolipoma is a histological variant of lipoma that mainly affects the buccal mucosa and causes functional and cosmetic issues. This article describes the case of a 71-year-old male with a fibrolipoma of the left buccal mucosa and a review of previous articles about fibrolipoma. Masayasu Iwase, Naotaka Saida, and Yoko Tanaka Copyright © 2016 Masayasu Iwase et al. All rights reserved. Biliary Adenofibroma with Invasive Carcinoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:32:44 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/8068513/ We report a case of biliary adenofibroma with an invasive carcinoma in a 71-year-old female who presented with bilateral upper abdominal pain. Imaging revealed a 6.3 cm heterogeneously enhancing mass in the left lateral segment of the liver. Histologically, the adenofibroma showed the characteristic components as previously described of biliary adenofibromata, namely, cystic and tubular structures lined by cuboidal to low columnar biliary type epithelium and a dense fibrous stroma composed of spindled cells. Intimately admixed with the adenofibroma was a distinct tumor composed of malignant clear cells which demonstrated stromal and vascular invasion. Although mitotic figures were inconspicuous, Ki67 was brisk and p53 demonstrated 25–50 positivity. Sections also showed a von Meyenberg complex located adjacent to the tumor. This case expands the understanding of this rare tumor and proves two important assertions from previous case reports. First, the presence of an associated von Meyenberg complex with similar morphology and immunohistochemical staining pattern suggests that biliary adenofibromata and von Meyenberg complexes may share related histogenesis. Second, biliary adenofibromata harbor malignant potential and may show malignant transformation. Furthermore, this case highlights the need for these rare tumors to be followed aggressively, as their biological behavior is poorly understood. Anjali Godambe, Elizabeth M. Brunt, Keith H. Fulling, and Taher Reza Kermanshahi Copyright © 2016 Anjali Godambe et al. All rights reserved. Trichohepatoenteric Syndrome or Syndromic Diarrhea—Report of Three Members in a Family, First Report from Iran Wed, 06 Jan 2016 08:34:44 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/9684910/ Introduction. Intractable diarrhea of infancy (IDI) includes several types of early onset diarrhea; one of the rare etiologies is trichohepatoenteric (THE) syndrome, also known as syndromic diarrhea (SD) which was primarily described by Stankler et al. Hereby we report a family with several affected members which to our knowledge is the first case report from Iran. Report of Cases. A three-year-old boy referred with short stature, poor weight gain, and intermittent steatotic diarrhea to our center. He was born to healthy, relative parents (cousins). He did not gain any weight after four months of age and began having intermittent steatotic diarrhea, abdominal distension, and fever. He was hospitalized several times. Two other children in the family also showed somewhat similar symptoms. Two sweat tests were negative for cystic fibrosis. Workup for Celiac disease was performed several times which was negative; however, gluten-free diet was tried several times which was not effective. Workup for Hirschsprung’s disease was performed but colon was ganglionic. Evidence of liver involvement was approved by elevated liver enzymes and coarse echo of liver on sonography. Discussion. Trichoenterohepatic syndrome should be put in mind in cases of intractable diarrhea presenting in a family with several affected members. Early diagnosis would save patients from unnecessary workups. F. E. Mahjoub, F. Imanzadeh, S. Mahdavi Izadi, and A. Nahali Moghaddam Copyright © 2016 F. E. Mahjoub et al. All rights reserved. Metastatic Chordoma: A Diagnostic Challenge on Fine Needle Aspiration Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:21:06 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/2187290/ Chordomas are primary low grade malignant tumors of bone that usually arise within both ends of axial skeleton. The Notochord is a midline, ectoderm-derived structure that defines the phylum of chordates. Chordomas may pose difficult diagnostic challenges when encountered in secondary locations, such as lungs or other parenchymatous organs. We report the cytologic findings of a metastatic chordoma sampled through CT-scan guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of lower lobe lung nodule in a 54-year-old man diagnosed with recurrent chordoma involving the lumber spine and paraspinal region. Ghassan Tranesh and Aziza Nassar Copyright © 2016 Ghassan Tranesh and Aziza Nassar. All rights reserved. Comment on “Retained Placenta Accreta Mimicking Choriocarcinoma” Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:20:39 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/9819584/ Mehmet Aral Atalay and Bilge Cetinkaya Demir Copyright © 2016 Mehmet Aral Atalay and Bilge Cetinkaya Demir. All rights reserved. Metachronous Occurrence of Granular Cell Tumor in Breast Skin and Scalp: Diagnostic Challenging Differentiating Benign from Malignant and a Literature Review Sun, 03 Jan 2016 12:34:54 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2016/8043183/ Granular cell tumor (GCT) is a Schwann cell related benign neoplasm of soft tissue. GCT is an uncommon entity that occurs in a wide variety of body sites, but it is generally presented in the skin, oral cavity, superficial soft tissue, and respiratory and digestive tracts. Most of the GCTs are benign but clinically and radiologically these may mimic malignancy. Histopathological diagnosis is gold standard for establishing the true nature of the lesion. GCT is most commonly solitary but in about 10% of cases can be multifocal, usually involving various skin and soft tissue sites versus involving various internal sites. Therefore, these can involve skin and soft tissue or submucosa and viscera. GCT is usually benign; however, local recurrence is common due to incomplete removal. Malignant cases are rarely reported in 1-2% of cases. In this study, we report clinical and histopathological findings of a 36-year-old woman with metachronous GCT in breast and scalp. The clinical features raise the question of whether these are metachronous benign GCTs or whether this is establishment of malignant behavior. The aim of this report is to present the histopathological and clinical features of GCT and the diagnostic challenge of differentiating benign from malignant GCT. Hampar Akkaya, Havva Serap Toru, Ebru Sebnem Ayva, Zulfikar Karabulut, and Cicek Durusoy Copyright © 2016 Hampar Akkaya et al. All rights reserved. Unexpected Malignant Diagnosis in Colonic Biopsies: Malignant Transformation of Ovarian Mature Teratomas—Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:24:05 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/905462/ Colorectal adenocarcinoma is the second cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma in the colorectum is extremely unusual. Malignant transformation from mature cystic teratoma of the ovary is a rare event. The most common transformation is squamous cell carcinoma, followed by adenocarcinoma. It occurs more often in elderly patients, who usually present with advance disease. We report two unusual cases of postmenopausal women diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in colon biopsies. After surgical resections, the carcinoma was proven to be the result of malignant transformation of ovarian mature cystic teratomas. Since squamous cell carcinoma of the colorectum is extremely rare, the presence of squamous cell carcinoma in a colonic biopsy in a female patient should alert the clinicians to other possible primary sites, as seen in these cases. Claudia P. Rojas, Parvin Ganjei-Azar, and Monica T. Garcia-Buitrago Copyright © 2015 Claudia P. Rojas et al. All rights reserved. Isolated Ocular Manifestation of Relapsed Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Presenting as Myeloid Blast Crisis in a Patient on Imatinib Therapy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:28:06 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/380451/ Blast phase in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) has rarely been reported to involve extramedullary sites like skin, lymph nodes, and central nervous system. Clinical history, characteristic hematologic findings (elevated leukocyte counts, myelocytic predominance, and basophilia), and Philadelphia chromosome are of high diagnostic significance especially in isolated extramedullary presentations. We describe a unique case of CML relapse with blast phase involving the eye. A 66-year-old man with a known diagnosis of CML on imatinib and in molecular remission for 3 years presented with a painful blind eye. Histologic examination revealed diffuse involvement of choroid, iris, vitreous humor, and the optic nerve by blast cells. The blasts expressed CD34, aberrant TdT, and a myeloid phenotype (CD13, CD33, and CD117). Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) of vitreous fluid detected BCR-ABL1 gene rearrangement. Additionally, trisomy 8 and gains of 9 and 22 were seen which were not present in the initial diagnostic marrow study 3 years ago. At relapse, the bone marrow, peripheral blood, and the cerebrospinal fluid were not involved by CML. Patient received induction chemotherapy and single dose prophylactic intrathecal methotrexate and was maintained on antityrosine kinase therapy and eventually underwent allogenic stem cell transplantation. Rohit Gulati, Yaser Alkhatib, Vijayalakshmi Donthireddy, Michelle Madden Felicella, Madhu P. Menon, and Kedar V. Inamdar Copyright © 2015 Rohit Gulati et al. All rights reserved. Primary Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nipple Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:37:40 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/327487/ Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cutaneous cancers; however, primary squamous cell carcinoma of the nipple is extremely rare. Among the few reported cases, the majority have occurred in older women with rare cases seen in younger women and male patients. Our patient presented with an exophytic mass of the right nipple while pregnant. A superficial biopsy was reviewed at an outside institution and then at our institution and diagnosed as squamous papilloma and then as hyperkeratosis of the nipple, respectively. The subsequent excisional biopsy revealed multiple nests of tumor cells extending into the dermis with associated chronic inflammatory infiltrate, and the lesion was diagnosed as a primary invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the nipple. Following that, a wide local excision of the excision site and sampling of the regional lymph nodes were negative for carcinoma. Due to the rarity of this diagnosis, it is not known whether prognosis and response to therapy differ from cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma at other sites. Therefore, risk stratification and therapy have been based on those for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Avani A. Pendse and Siobhan M. O’Connor Copyright © 2015 Avani A. Pendse and Siobhan M. O’Connor. All rights reserved. The Potential Malignancy of a Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Lung Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:21:32 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/209490/ Solitary fibrous tumours (SFTs) are rare neoplasms that in the majority of cases are benign. We present the case of a 52-year-old male, with a 23-year history of a slow growing pleural mass, presenting to our department with worsening dyspnoea and localised chest discomfort. The purpose of this case report is to highlight the potential malignancy of a solitary fibrous tumour of the lung along with the key features in diagnosis and management. Rajeev Shukla, Davide Patrini, Elaine Borg, David Lawrence, Martin Hayward, and Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos Copyright © 2015 Rajeev Shukla et al. All rights reserved. Adipocyte-Like Differentiation in a Posttreatment Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Thu, 10 Dec 2015 06:46:30 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/406739/ We describe a 16-year-old boy with rhabdomyosarcoma, consistent with embryonal subtype, of the lower extremity who received systemic neoadjuvant chemotherapy and subsequent excision. Microscopic sections of the postchemotherapy excision demonstrated diffuse, prominent, and immature adipocyte-like differentiation, in addition to skeletal muscle differentiation. Adipocyte-like differentiation was confirmed by a combination of positive Oil Red O and adipophilin immunohistochemical staining. To our knowledge, this represents the first report of an unusual phenomenon of differentiation of a soft tissue rhabdomyosarcoma into adipocyte-like cells after chemotherapy. Dana Balitzer, Timothy H. McCalmont, and Andrew E. Horvai Copyright © 2015 Dana Balitzer et al. All rights reserved. A Large Extragnathic Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumour Sun, 06 Dec 2015 11:33:49 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/723010/ Odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs) are developmental cysts which occur typically in the jawbones. They present more commonly in the posterior mandible of young adults than the maxilla. OKCs have been reclassified under odontogenic tumours in 2005 by the WHO and have since been termed as keratocystic odontogenic tumours (KCOTs). Here we report a case of a recurrent buccal lesion in a 62-year-old man which was provisionally diagnosed as a space infection (buccal abscess) but surprisingly turned out to be a soft tissue KCOT in an unusual location on histopathologic examination. Soumya Makarla, Radhika M. Bavle, Sudhakara Muniswamappa, and Srinath Narasimhamurthy Copyright © 2015 Soumya Makarla et al. All rights reserved. Complete Resolution of Pseudomalignant Erosion in a Reflux Gastroesophageal Polyp with Proton Pump Inhibitor Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:17:26 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/657059/ Pseudomalignant erosion is a diagnostic pitfall for pathologists in the differential diagnosis of malignant neoplasms. Here, we present a challenging case of a biopsy specimen from the eroded head of a polyp at the esophagogastric junction. A malignant neoplasm could not be ruled out due to the presence of bizarre stromal cells. A second biopsy performed after the administration of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for 4 weeks revealed endoscopic resolution of the polyp along with the complete histological resolution of the bizarre stromal cells and led to the diagnosis of pseudomalignant erosion in a reflux gastroesophageal polyp. In conclusion, histological and endoscopic response to PPI therapy is an important clue for the correct diagnosis of reflux gastroesophageal polyps with pseudomalignant erosion. Takahiko Nakajima, Haruo Yagi, Hayato Baba, Takashi Minamisaka, Shigeharu Miwa, Shinichi Hayashi, Takeshi Nishida, Hideki Hatta, Koichi Tsuneyama, and Johji Imura Copyright © 2015 Takahiko Nakajima et al. All rights reserved. MYC Amplification in Angiosarcoma Arising from an Arteriovenous Graft Site Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:19:37 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/537297/ Angiosarcoma arising in association with an arteriovenous graft (AVG) or fistula is a unique clinicopathologic scenario that appears to be gaining recognition in the literature. Among reported cases, none has described high-level MYC gene amplification, a genetic aberration that is increasingly unifying the various clinicopathologic subdivisions of angiosarcoma. We therefore report the MYC gene status in a case of angiosarcoma arising at an AVG site. Kristen M. Paral, Gordana Raca, and Thomas Krausz Copyright © 2015 Kristen M. Paral et al. All rights reserved. An Uncommon Case of Chronic Tubercular Appendicitis Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:44:45 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/534838/ Tuberculosis (TB) is a common disease that ranks as the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide, after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, primary TB of the appendix is rare and may or may not be associated with specific clinical features. Thus, diagnosis is made only after histopathological examination. It suggests that all surgically removed appendices should be subjected to histopathological examination. This reported case is an uncommon case of chronic tubercular appendicitis. Sushna Maharjan Copyright © 2015 Sushna Maharjan. All rights reserved. A Rare Case of Erdheim-Chester Disease and Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Overlap Syndrome Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:50:48 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/949163/ A 48-year-old woman with a past medical history of seizures and end-stage renal disease secondary to obstructive uropathy from retroperitoneal fibrosis presented to the emergency department with seizures and altered mental status. A Glasgow Coma Scale of 4 prompted intubation, and she was subsequently admitted to the intensive care unit. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain performed to elucidate the aetiology of her seizure showed a dural-based mass within the left temporoparietal lobe as well as mass lesions within the orbits. Further imaging showed extensive retroperitoneal fibrosis extending to the mediastinum with involvement of aorta and posterior pleural space. Imaging of the long bones showed bilateral sclerosis and cortical thickening of the diaphyses. Imaging of the maxillofacial structures showed osseous destructive lesions involving the mandible. These clinical and radiological features were consistent with a diagnosis of Erdheim-Chester disease; however, the patient’s skin biopsy was consistent with Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Shahzaib Nabi, Adeel Arshad, Tarun Jain, Fawad Virk, Rohit Gulati, and Rana Awdish Copyright © 2015 Shahzaib Nabi et al. All rights reserved. A Histologically Diagnosed Case with Infantile Osteopetrosis Complicated by Hypopituitarism Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:29:45 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/786836/ Malignant infantile osteopetrosis is a rarely seen severe disorder which appears early in life with general sclerosis of the skeleton. It is caused by functionally defective osteoclasts which fail to resorb bone. Affected infants can exhibit a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations including impaired hematopoiesis, hepatosplenomegaly, visual impairment, and hypocalcemia. With the exception of secondary hyperparathyroidism, involvement of the endocrine system seems to be quite rare. Hypopituitarism is defined as underproduction of the growth hormone in combination with deficiencies of other pituitary hormones. Any lesion that damages hypothalamus, pituitary stalk, or anterior pituitary can cause secondary hypopituitarism. In this report, we presented a rare combination of malignant infantile osteopetrosis and secondary hypopituitarism in a newborn who presented predominantly with endocrinological symptoms. This is the first case report of malignant infantile osteopetrosis accompanied by hypopituitarism secondary to sclerosis of the sella turcica. On the other hand, this is a very interesting case which was diagnosed based on histological examination of bone marrow biopsy specimens despite lack of any clinical suspicion. Gulden Diniz, Ozgur Olukman, Sebnem Calkavur, Muammer Buyukinan, and Canan Altay Copyright © 2015 Gulden Diniz et al. All rights reserved. Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Metastatic to the Kidney: Report of a Case with Cytohistologic Correlation Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:37:03 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/701413/ Here we report a case of a 45-year-old female who underwent thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer and presented 20 years later with a left renal mass. CT-guided core biopsy was performed, and imprints and histologic sections of the biopsy showed cells resembling thyroid follicular cells with a background containing colloid. Immunohistochemistry revealed positivity for thyroglobulin and thyroid transcription factor 1, consistent with metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC). The patient later underwent radical nephrectomy; histologic sections of the resected tumor revealed an encapsulated lesion morphologically similar to the biopsy specimen. Thyroid metastases to the kidney are extremely rare and are often detected during postthyroidectomy surveillance by elevation in thyroid hormone levels, 131I scintigraphy, or 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in positron emission tomography studies. Treatment involves total thyroidectomy, resection of the metastatic foci, and 131I therapy. The differential diagnoses of renal metastasis of FTC include the encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), which possesses some of the nuclear features seen in conventional PTC but may occasionally be indistinguishable from FTC in cytologic preparations, and renal lesions such as benign thyroidization of the kidney and thyroid-like follicular carcinoma of the kidney, which mimic FTC in histologic appearance but do not stain with thyroid markers. Vikas Nath, Mithra Baliga, Jack Lewin, Frederico Souza, and Israh Akhtar Copyright © 2015 Vikas Nath et al. All rights reserved. Synchronous Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Auricular Myxoma Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:14:12 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/241708/ Synchronic occurrence of benign and malignant tumors is extremely rare. Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma represents 1% to 2% of all hepatocarcinomas, while myxomas represent about half of all the cases of primary tumors of the heart. We present the case of a 53-year-old woman with a left atrial myxoma that was surgically removed. Several weeks later, the patient returned to the hospital with abdominal pain. CT scan showed a mass in the left lobe of the liver that was resected and diagnosed as fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. As of this writing, the patient is healthy. Yessica M. González-Cantú, Cristina Rodriguez-Padilla, Martha Lilia Tena-Suck, Alberto García de la Fuente, Rosa María Mejía-Bañuelos, Raymundo Díaz Mendoza, Samuel Quintanilla-Garza, and Yolaester Batisda-Acuña Copyright © 2015 Yessica M. González-Cantú et al. All rights reserved. Retained Placenta Accreta Mimicking Choriocarcinoma Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:51 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/167986/ This case demonstrates a rare event of retained invasive placenta masquerading as choriocarcinoma. The patient presented with heavy vaginal bleeding following vaginal delivery complicated by retained products of conception. Ultrasound and computed tomography demonstrated a vascular endometrial mass, invading the uterine wall and raising suspicion for choriocarcinoma. Hysterectomy revealed retained invasive placenta. Maureen P. Kohi, Gabrielle A. Rizzuto, Nicholas Fidelman, Jennifer Lucero, and Mari-Paule Thiet Copyright © 2015 Maureen P. Kohi et al. All rights reserved. Anal Papilloma: An Exceptional Presentation of Fibrocystic Disease in Anogenital Mammary-Like Glands Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:51:33 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripa/2015/426835/ Previously ectopic breast tissue was thought to be derived from the caudal remnants of the primitive embryonic milk ridges; anogenital mammary-like glands are presently considered as normal constituents of the anogenital region. We report a case of young female, who presented with an anal papilloma. Histopathological examination revealed extensive fibrocystic changes in anogenital mammary-like glands. To date, a lot of benign changes and a wide range of benign and malignant neoplasms have been reported in these glands. However, extensive fibrocystic change of these glands in anal region is very rare. In addition, fibrocystic disease of anal mammary glands, masquerading clinically as an anal papilloma, has not been reported in literature. Hence, it is essential for clinicians and the pathologists to be aware of such a rare presentation. The features of fibrocystic disease in perianal region are also discussed. Priya Subashchandrabose, Muthuvel Esakkai, Palani Venugopal, Ilavarasan Kannaiyan, Chitra Srinivasan, Punuru Tejashwini Reddy, and Evelyn Elizabeth Ebenezer Copyright © 2015 Priya Subashchandrabose et al. All rights reserved.