Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2016 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Accurate Diagnosis of Severe Hypospadias Using 2D and 3D Ultrasounds Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:41:15 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/2450341/ The hypospadias is the most common urogenital anomaly of male neonates but the prenatal diagnosis of this is often missed before birth. We present the prenatal diagnosis of a severe penoscrotal hypospadias using 2D and 3D ultrasounds. 3D sonography allowed us the best evaluation of the genitals and their anatomical relations. This ample detailed study allowed us to show the findings to the parents and the pediatric surgeon and to configure the best information about the prognosis and surgical treatment. Vanesa Rodríguez Fernández, Carlos López Ramón y Cajal, Elena Marín Ortiz, and Nerea Sarmiento Carrera Copyright © 2016 Vanesa Rodríguez Fernández et al. All rights reserved. Intracystic Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Breast: A Challenging Diagnosis Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:18:19 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/6081634/ We report a case of a 36-year-old woman that presented with a painful mass in the outer quadrants of the left breast that had grown rapidly. Physical examination revealed a well circumscribed elastic mass and breast ultrasound showed a cyst measuring 26 mm with vegetation growing on the inner wall. Microscopic evaluation, after fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), suggested benign lesion. Tumorectomy was performed and the final diagnosis was a pure squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast. A simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy was performed. The histological study of the specimen revealed residual SCC and the sentinel lymph node was negative. The patient received 6 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy and adjuvant radiotherapy. Four years later, the patient is free of disease. Vera Ramos, João Fraga, Teresa Simões, and Margarida Figueiredo Dias Copyright © 2016 Vera Ramos et al. All rights reserved. Chlamydia Peritonitis and Ascites Mimicking Ovarian Cancer Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:09:51 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/8547173/ Background. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) rarely results in diffuse ascites. Severe adhesive disease secondary to PID may lead to the formation of inclusion cysts and even pelvic peritoneal nodularity due to postinflammatory scarring and cause an elevation of serum CA-125 levels. The constellation of these findings may mimic an ovarian neoplasm. Case. We report a case of a 22-year-old female who presented with multiple pelvic cysts and diffuse ascites due to Chlamydia trachomatis infection. The initial gynecologic exam did not reveal obvious evidence of PID; however, a positive Chlamydia trachomatis test, pathologic findings, and the exclusion of other etiologies facilitated the diagnosis. Conclusion. Chlamydia trachomatis and other infectious agents should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a young sexually active female with abdominal pain, ascites, and pelvic cystic masses. Thorough workup in such a population may reduce the number of more invasive procedures as well as unnecessary repeat surgical procedures. Anar Gojayev, Diana P. English, Matthew Macer, and Masoud Azodi Copyright © 2016 Anar Gojayev et al. All rights reserved. Umbilical Nodule with Cyclical Bleeding: A Case Report and Literature Review of Atypical Endometriosis Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:47:32 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/7401409/ Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus. It affects 3 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. Umbilical endometriosis is rare, with an estimated incidence of 0.5–1.0% among all cases of endometriosis, and is usually secondary to prior laparoscopic surgery involving the umbilicus. In this report, we described a case of umbilical endometriosis treated with surgical resection and highlight the great importance of medical history compared to complementary diagnostic tests that can be sometimes inconclusive. Marlene Teixeira Andrade, Cláudia V. Marques de Freitas, Sara Filipa Camacho Câmara, and José Joaquim Nunes Vieira Copyright © 2016 Marlene Teixeira Andrade et al. All rights reserved. Corrigendum to “Extensive Thrombosis of the Inferior Vena Cava and Left Renal Vein in a Neonate” Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:22:39 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/3612685/ Moez Kdous, Oussama Khlifi, Marwene Brahem, Mohamed Khrouf, Sarah Amari, Monia Ferchiou, and Fethi Zhioua Copyright © 2016 Moez Kdous et al. All rights reserved. Reversible Fetal Renal Impairment following Angiotensin Receptor Blocking Treatment during Third Trimester of Pregnancy: Case Report and Review of the Literature Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:52:04 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/2382031/ Background. Late pregnancy usage of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) may cause severe oligohydramnios due to fetal renal impairment. Affected neonates will often suffer from fatal, renal, and respiratory failure. Case. A 39-year-old multigravida admitted due to anhydramnios secondary to valsartan (ARB) exposure at 30 weeks’ gestation. Following secession of treatment amniotic fluid volume returned to normal. Delivery was induced at 34 weeks’ gestation following premature rupture of membranes and maternal fever. During the two-year follow-up, no signs of renal insufficiency were noted. Conclusions. This description of reversible fetal renal damage due to ARB intake during pregnancy is the first to show no adverse renal function in a two-year follow-up period. This case may help clinicians counsel patients with pregnancies complicated by exposure to these drugs. Tal Saar, Lorinne Levitt, and Hagai Amsalem Copyright © 2016 Tal Saar et al. All rights reserved. Florid Cystic Endosalpingiosis (Müllerianosis) in Pregnancy Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:30:46 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/8621570/ Cystic endosalpingiosis refers to the existence of heterotopic cystic müllerian tissue resembling structures of the fallopian tubes. We report a case of florid cystic endosalpingiosis discovered in a pregnant woman during a scheduled cesarean section and review the current knowledge of this disease. A 30-year-old woman with a twin pregnancy attended the hospital day unit at term. The first twin was in a breech presentation and a cesarean section was scheduled. During the procedure the uterine fundus and part of the body were seen completely seeded with multitude of cyst-like structures resembling hydatids of Morgagni. The immunohistochemistry analysis showed a positive expression for PAX8 (Box-8), CK7, and estrogen and progesterone receptors. The lesions did not disappear after pregnancy. Cystic endosalpingiosis should be always borne in mind, even in pregnancy, when it comes to making the differential diagnosis of a pelvic or systemic multicystic mass. José Morales-Roselló, Loida Pamplona-Bueno, Beatriz Montero-Balaguer, Domingo Desantes-Real, and Alfredo Perales-Marín Copyright © 2016 José Morales-Roselló et al. All rights reserved. Complex Laparoscopic Myomectomy with Severe Adhesions Performed with Proper Preventive Measures and Power Morcellation Provides a Safe Choice in Certain Infertility Cases Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:09:39 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/4705790/ Laparoscopic myomectomy offers a real benefit to infertile patients with uterine fibroids and peritoneal adhesions. The procedure requires a skilled surgeon and laparoscopy technique to minimize adhesion formation and other proven benefits. Restrictions arise since this procedure requires power morcellation for fibroid tissue extraction. Two years ago, the Food and Drug Administration in the United States of America (FDA) issued the alert on power morcellation for uterine leiomyomas, addressing the risk of malignant cell spreading within the abdominal cavity (actual risk assessment from 1 in 360 to 1 in 7400 cases). We review a 30-year-old female, without previous gestations, hypermenorrhea, intermenstrual bleeding, and chronic pelvic pain. Transvaginal ultrasound reports multiple fibroids in the right portion of a bicornuate uterus. Relevant history includes open myomectomy 6 years before and a complicated appendectomy, developing peritonitis within a year. Laparoscopy revealed multiple adhesions blocking uterine access, a bicornuate uterus, and myomas in the expected site. Myomectomy was performed utilizing power morcellation with good results. FDA recommendations have diminished this procedure’s selection, converting many to open variants. This particular case was technically challenging, requiring morcellation, and safety device deployment was impossible, yet the infertility issue was properly addressed. Patient evaluation, safety measures, and laparoscopy benefits may outweigh the risks in particular cases as this one. Jaime Alfaro-Alfaro, María de los Ángeles Flores-Manzur, Roberto Nevarez-Bernal, and Rodrigo Ayala-Yáñez Copyright © 2016 Jaime Alfaro-Alfaro et al. All rights reserved. Apocrine Adenocarcinoma of the Vulva: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:53:19 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/1712404/ Primary vulvar adenocarcinomas are very rare. We describe the rare case of primary vulvar apocrine adenocarcinoma, a histologically rare subtype of vulvar adenocarcinoma. A 57-year-old Japanese woman presented with an enlarging vulvar mass. A dark-red, hemorrhagic, ulcerated tumor was on the right side of the anterior labial commissure measuring approximately  cm. Preoperative biopsy showed poorly differentiated carcinoma with partial differentiation to adenocarcinoma. Systemic examination revealed lymph node metastases in both inguinal regions and no other primary source. We performed radical vulvectomy and bilateral inguinal and pelvic lymphadenectomy. Histopathologic diagnosis was apocrine adenocarcinoma of the vulva with inguinal lymph node metastases, pT1bN2bM0. Surgical margins were negative. The patient received no adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation. Inguinal lymph node recurrence occurred after six months. Reresection and adjuvant tomotherapy were performed. After a further 12 months of observation, no rerecurrence was observed. The patient is now on follow-up. Kohei Aoyama, Hiroshi Matsushima, Morio Sawada, Taisuke Mori, Satoru Yasukawa, and Jo Kitawaki Copyright © 2016 Kohei Aoyama et al. All rights reserved. Successful Treatment of Uterine Arteriovenous Malformation due to Uterine Trauma Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:52:41 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/1890650/ Uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is defined as abnormal and nonfunctional connections between the uterine arteries and veins. Although the patients typically present with vaginal bleeding, some patients may experience life-threatening massive bleeding in some circumstances. The treatment of choice depends on the symptoms, age, desire for future fertility, and localization and size of the lesion; however, embolization of the uterine artery is the first choice in symptomatic AVM in patients at reproductive age with expectations of future fertility. We report a case of acquired AVM (after D/C) with an extensive lesion, which was successfully treated with bilateral uterine artery embolization (UAE). Burak Karadag, Onur Erol, Ozgur Ozdemir, Aysel Uysal, Ahmet Sukru Alparslan, Cemil Gurses, and Mert Koroglu Copyright © 2016 Burak Karadag et al. All rights reserved. Luteoma of Pregnancy Presenting with Severe Maternal Virilisation: A Case Report Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:11:38 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/3523760/ Luteoma of pregnancy is a rare, benign condition characterized by a tumor-like mass of the ovary that emerges during pregnancy and regresses spontaneously after delivery. It is usually asymptomatic and the diagnosis is generally incidental. Luteoma arises from the proliferation of luteinised cell under the influence of β-hCG and can be hormonally active, with production of androgens resulting in maternal and fetal hirsutism and virilisation. We report a case of a 25-year-old primigravida who presented at 28 weeks of gestation with virilisation symptoms. Serum androgen levels were seven-hundred-fold higher than normal. A diagnosis of pregnancy luteoma was made at the time of caesarean section. The ovarian mass, serum androgen levels, and the condition of the patient improved after delivery. Vincenzo Rapisarda, Francesco Pedalino, Veronica Concetta Santonocito, Giorgia Cavalli, and Giuseppe Zarbo Copyright © 2016 Vincenzo Rapisarda et al. All rights reserved. Papillary Squamotransitional Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:22:57 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/7107910/ Introduction. Papillary squamotransitional cell carcinoma (PSTCC) is an uncommon histopathological variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the uterine cervix, which occurs in postmenopausal women. Presentation of Case. Herein, we describe a case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with 4-month history of postmenopausal vaginal bleeding. Vaginal examination revealed a fragile lesion of size  cm invading left posterior vaginal fornice and parametrium. Biopsy showed the presence of papillae containing fibrovascular cores lined by multilayered atypical epithelial cells resembling squamous and transitional cell epithelium, confirming the diagnosis of PSTCC of the uterine cervix. After staging work-up she was staged according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system 2009 as FIGO IIB, and she was started on extended field concurrent chemoradiation. Discussion. PSTCC of the uterine cervix is an extremely rare and aggressive entity. PSTCC is often characterized by the presence of papillary structures with prominent fibrovascular cores. PSTCC of the uterine cervix should be differentiated from transitional cell carcinoma, squamous papilloma, papillary adenocarcinoma, and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia with papillary features. Conclusion. PSTCC of the uterine cervix is a diagnostic challenge; further studies regarding the mechanism underlying the development of PSCC are warranted. Shomaila Aamir M. Akbar, Mutahir A. Tunio, Sadeq Al-Dandan, Kareema Mohammed Y. Salamah, and Mushabbab AlAsiri Copyright © 2016 Shomaila Aamir M. Akbar et al. All rights reserved. Vaginal Hysterectomy with Anterior Four-Arm Mesh Implant Technique in the Surgical Treatment of a Woman with Total Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:18:54 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/2906596/ Purpose. We present a case report of a woman with total POP and SUI who was treated with a technique utilizing vaginal hysterectomy followed by the placement of a four-arm synthetic polypropylene mesh implant system. Methods. An 81-year-old grand-multiparous woman presented to our clinic complaining of a vaginally protruding mass and urinary incontinence. A surgical approach including vaginal hysterectomy, anterior four-arm mesh implant, posterior large segment vaginal enterocele repair, and perineoplasty with levator ani fixation was planned. Results. The patient was discharged home at the second postoperative day. Follow-up visits at the first, 3rd, and 6th months were normal. There was complete symptomatic relief and objective cure of the POP and urinary incontinence symptoms. Conclusion. We believe that anterior four-arm mesh implant and large posterior repair should be considered after vaginal hysterectomy. Future studies are needed to evaluate the utility of this technique for treatment of POP. Gökmen Sukgen, Esra Saygılı Yılmaz, and Eralp Başer Copyright © 2016 Gökmen Sukgen et al. All rights reserved. Ectopic Molar Pregnancy: Diagnostic Efficacy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Review of the Literature Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:06:42 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/7618631/ Ectopic molar pregnancy is extremely rare, and preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Our literature search found only one report of molar pregnancy diagnosed preoperatively. Moreover, there is no English literature depicting magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings of ectopic molar pregnancy. We report a case of ectopic molar pregnancy preoperatively diagnosed using MRI. A literature review of 31 cases of ectopic molar pregnancy demonstrated that lesions have been found in the fallopian tube (19 cases, 61%), ovary (5 cases, 16%), cornu (3 cases, 10%), peritoneum (2 cases, 6%), uterine cervix (1 case, 3%), and cesarean scar (1 case, 3%). Abdominal pain and abnormal vaginal bleeding were reported in 70% and 61% of the patients, respectively. Twenty-one cases (67%) presented with rupture and hemoperitoneum. All patients underwent surgical resection or dilatation and curettage. Methotrexate therapy was performed in one case because residual trophoblastic tissue was suspected. A second operation was performed in one case of ovarian molar pregnancy because serum hCG levels increased again after primary focal ovarian resection. No patients developed metastatic disease or relapsed. These findings suggest the prognosis of ectopic molar pregnancy to be favorable. Yasushi Yamada, Satoshi Ohira, Teruyuki Yamazaki, and Tanri Shiozawa Copyright © 2016 Yasushi Yamada et al. All rights reserved. Novel Hypomorphic Mutation in FANCD2 Gene Observed in a Fetus with Multiple Congenital Anomalies Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:27:54 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/1462818/ Congenital anomalies affect 1% to 2% of the newborns. The urinary tract and the kidneys are involved in 4-5% of the cases while upper-extremities abnormalities are present in 10%. Certain anomalies occur in isolation, whereas others are associated with systemic conditions. The prenatal detection of fetal anomalies compatible with life is a challenge for both the parents and the physician. The prognosis for the fetus/newborn and the reproductive decisions of the family largely depend on the causes underlying the disease. The reported case is of a G2P1 pregnant woman referred for routine ultrasound scan at 24 weeks of gestation (w.g.). The fetus had growth retardation, right kidney agenesis, bilateral absence of radial bones and thumbs, radial deviation of the wrists, and short humeri. Nuchal fold thickness was 5 mm and there was a single umbilical artery. After termination of pregnancy, SNP array genotyping and next-generation sequencing of targeted candidate-genes were performed trying to clarify the etiology of the fetal polymalformative syndrome. A new hypomorphic mutation in FANCD2 gene was found to underlie this fetal anomaly. The case illustrates that patients/families affected by rare monogenic disorders may benefit from application of modern technologies like microarrays and NGS. Radoslava Vazharova, Svetlana Vragaleva, Violeta Dimitrova, Samuil Ivanov, Lubomir Balabanski, Maxim Malinov, and Draga Toncheva Copyright © 2016 Radoslava Vazharova et al. All rights reserved. Medical and Surgical Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage in a Woman with Factor XIII Deficiency Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:32:52 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/7963874/ Factor XIII deficiency is a rare inherited coagulopathy. Factor XIII is the last clotting factor in the coagulation cascade to insure strength and stability to fibrin clots. Without this enzyme, the fibrous clot is unstable and nonresistant to fibrinolysis. Gravid women with this congenital disease are especially at risk for complications including miscarriages and hemorrhage without appropriate interventions. We present a case of a woman in her 20s with Factor XIII deficiency who was treated with cryoprecipitate and had a successful normal spontaneous vaginal delivery; subsequently, patient suffered from postpartum hemorrhage and consumptive coagulopathy due to consumption of Factor XIII, requiring emergency surgical intervention. Intraoperative management was challenged by an ethical dilemma involving the patient’s religious beliefs about not receiving blood. This paper will discuss the mechanism of Factor XIII and the medical and surgical management involved with this patient. Michael Cheng, Janelle Nassim, Ario Angha, Krisna Srey, Alexander Canales, Chauniqua Kiffin, Yessin Ashmawy, and Andrew A. Rosenthal Copyright © 2016 Michael Cheng et al. All rights reserved. Sister Mary Joseph Nodule as a First Manifestation of a Metastatic Ovarian Cancer Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:49:59 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/1087513/ A 76-year-old female presented to our hospital with a 2 cm firm, nontender, protuberant umbilical nodule. She received treatment with antibiotics for suspected granuloma, with no improvement after two months. High levels of CA125 as well as an ovarian cyst and intrathoracic and intra-abdominal lesions on imaging studies made us suspect an ovarian cancer with a Sister Mary Joseph nodule (SMJN) and other metastases. A bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and umbilical and omentum tumor resections were performed and a metastatic ovarian serous adenocarcinoma was diagnosed by histopathology. After surgery, the patient received chemotherapy with paclitaxel, carboplatin, and bevacizumab; however paclitaxel allergy was observed. As a result, chemotherapy continued with carboplatin and bevacizumab every three weeks for a total of 6 courses. Currently, she is still undergoing treatment with bevacizumab and CA125 levels have been progressively decreasing. SMJN is a rare umbilical metastasis which needs to be considered as a differential diagnosis in the presence of an umbilical tumor for prompt treatment initiation. Giannina Calongos, Mai Ogino, Takatoshi Kinuta, Masateru Hori, and Tatsuo Mori Copyright © 2016 Giannina Calongos et al. All rights reserved. Extreme Elevation of Alkaline Phosphatase in a Pregnancy Complicated by Gestational Diabetes and Infant with Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:53:11 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/4896487/ There have been few case reports of isolated elevation of alkaline phosphatase beyond the normal physiologic amount with subsequent return to baseline after delivery. Here we present a similar case of extreme elevation of alkaline phosphatase in a pregnancy complicated by gestational diabetes and subsequently by neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT). Svjetlana Lozo, Amir Atabeygi, and Michael Healey Copyright © 2016 Svjetlana Lozo et al. All rights reserved. Bleeding versus Clotting: A Complex Case of a Large Fibroid Uterus Causing Menorrhagia and a DVT Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:28:15 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/4169565/ A 43-year-old woman presented with severe anaemia secondary to menorrhagia. Pelvic ultrasound showed a large intramural posterior fundal fibroid. Hysteroscopy showed the fibroid distorting the endometrial cavity, precluding Mirena® device insertion. As she was initially hesitant to have a hysterectomy, medical management with the oral contraceptive pill (OCP) and tranexamic acid was instituted, with good effect. Months later, after a long road trip, she presented with left leg swelling, and a Doppler ultrasound confirmed an extensive deep vein thrombosis (DVT). She was commenced on warfarin for anticoagulation but presented again with menorrhagia precipitated by overanticoagulation. After initial stabilization with multiple blood transfusions and reversal of anticoagulation, the warfarin was ceased in favour of enoxaparin and she underwent inferior vena cava (IVC) filter insertion prior to a total abdominal hysterectomy. Mass effect from large uterine fibroids can cause venous thromboembolism (VTE). A duplex ultrasound of the lower limbs if a woman presents with a large fibroid could identify asymptomatic DVTs in such women. A prehysterectomy IVC filter would then reduce their risk of postoperative pulmonary embolism. Medical management of menorrhagia with procoagulants should be avoided for management of menorrhagia in such women given their higher risk of developing VTE. Sangeeta Ramanan, Jude Chapman-Wardy, and Roy Watson Copyright © 2016 Sangeeta Ramanan et al. All rights reserved. Intraperitoneal Hemorrhage in a Pregnant Woman with Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Vitamin K Deficiency as a Possible Cause Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:54:52 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/5384943/ Hyperemesis gravidarum can cause various vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin K deficiency can lead to coagulopathy or hemorrhagic diathesis. A nulliparous Japanese woman with hyperemesis gravidarum at 105/7 weeks was admitted with giant myoma, intestinal obstruction, and abdominal pain. Treatment for a degenerative myoma was instituted with intravenous antibiotics. The abdominal pain ameliorated, but intestinal obstruction persisted. At 166/7 weeks, we performed laparotomy for release of intestinal obstruction, when intraabdominal bleeding of 110 mL existed. Blood tests revealed coagulopathy secondary to vitamin K deficiency. The coagulopathy responded to intravenous vitamin K injection. Coagulopathy due to vitamin K deficiency can occur with hyperemesis gravidarum, and coexisting intestinal obstruction and broad-spectrum antibiotics can aggravate the deficiency. Yosuke Baba, Hiroyuki Morisawa, Koyomi Saito, Hironori Takahashi, Kazuma Rifu, and Shigeki Matsubara Copyright © 2016 Yosuke Baba et al. All rights reserved. Two Cases of Endometrial Cancer in Twin Sisters with Myotonic Dystrophy Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:54:55 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/9737014/ We describe two cases of endometrial cancer (EC) occurring in nulligravid twin sisters with myotonic dystrophy. Both tested negative for Lynch syndrome and both were treated with laparoscopic hysterectomy with bilateral salpingooophorectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy. Although EC tends to run in families, the diagnosis in itself is not considered sufficient cause for screening or prophylactic measures in close relatives. However, the presence of additional risk factors, such as nulligravidity and myotonic dystrophy in the underlying cases, may call for extra vigilance in first-degree family members. Ezra Y. Koh and Paul J. M. van Kesteren Copyright © 2016 Ezra Y. Koh and Paul J. M. van Kesteren. All rights reserved. Urethral Solitary Fibrous Tumor: A Rare Pathologic Diagnosis of a Periurethral Mass Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:30:43 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/2798079/ Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) may occur at any site in the body. SFTs can only be conclusively diagnosed based on histopathologic and immunohistochemical characteristics of the tumor. The presence of SFTs in the abdomen and pelvis is extremely rare. To our knowledge no cases of urethral solitary fibrous tumor in the literature have been reported so far. We present a case of a solitary fibrous tumor arising from the urethra in a twenty-three-year-old female presenting with vaginal mass. Gaby N. Moawad, Elias D. Abi Khalil, Cheryl Silverbrook, Stephanie Barak, Alice Semerjian, and Michael Phillips Copyright © 2016 Gaby N. Moawad et al. All rights reserved. A Case of the TOF with APV Complicated with Polyhydramnios and Severe Bronchomalacia Sun, 07 Aug 2016 14:32:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/3641453/ Absent pulmonary valve syndrome (APVS) is a rare congenital heart disease with severe pulmonary insufficiency, characterized with aneurysmal dilation in the pulmonary artery and one or both of its branches. We presented a rare case with APVS and literature review in this letter. Prenatal USG examination of the fetus at the 26th week of gestation revealed severe polyhydramnios, dilatation at right ventricle, and abnormal appearance of the heart. At the 31st gestational week, the baby was born with cesarean section. The newborn had right heart failure but had no hydrops fetalis. Therefore, severe respiratory distress observed in the infant has been associated with pulmonary complications. The infant, who had respiratory acidosis according to blood gas analysis, was intubated and attached to mechanical ventilator. Despite progressively increased respiratory support and other interventions, the infant died on the 3rd day of admission. Compression against bronchial tree and esophagus due to dilated pulmonary artery and its branches may inevitably lead to bronchomalacia and polyhydramnios. In conclusion, presence of polyhydramnios and the possibility of severe bronchomalacia should be kept in mind; and due to the risk of early neonatal mortality, delivery should be performed in a center where pediatric heart surgery is available. Ali Seven, Emine Esin Yalinbas, and Rahmi Ozdemir Copyright © 2016 Ali Seven et al. All rights reserved. A Case of Vaginal Stillbirth in the Presence of Placenta Previa at 33 Weeks of Gestation Sun, 07 Aug 2016 08:31:55 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/9872561/ It was demonstrated that second- and third-trimester therapeutic termination of pregnancy (TOP) is feasible in cases with placenta previa. We report a 34-year-old woman with complex fetal malformations associated with placenta previa. An ultrasound examination at 21 weeks of gestation revealed fetal growth restriction (FGR) and complex fetal malformations associated with a placenta previa. After extensive information, the parents opted for careful observation. Thereafter, FGR gradually progressed and we observed arrest of end-diastolic velocity of the umbilical artery. Finally, intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) was confirmed at 33 weeks of gestation. Two days after IUFD, the patient experienced labor pain. The placenta and dead fetus weighing 961 g were vaginally delivered, and total bleeding was 270 mL. Although further studies to confirm the dynamic change of the uteroplacental blood flow are necessary to avoid the risk of maternal hemorrhage, vaginal TOP with placenta previa after feticide or IUFD would be feasible. Yukiko Chinen, Tadatsugu Kinjo, Hayase Nitta, Yui Kinjo, Hitoshi Masamoto, and Yoichi Aoki Copyright © 2016 Yukiko Chinen et al. All rights reserved. Prenatal Diagnosis of Isolated Agnathia-Otocephaly: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:09:05 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/8512351/ Agnathia is a rare disease characterized by the absence of a mandible. Few cases of prenatally diagnosed isolated agnathia have been reported. We present a case report and review of the literature of prenatally diagnosed agnathia. A 38-year-old woman (gravida 0, para 0) was referred to our hospital at 28 weeks and 3 days of gestation for fetal evaluation because of polyhydramnios and suspected facial anomalies. Three-dimensional ultrasonography and MRI indicated agnathia. Premature rupture of the membranes occurred before the parents could reach a decision on the postnatal treatment. We performed emergency cesarean section on the second day of the 33rd week of gestation. The neonate was deemed nonresuscitable and he died of airway obstruction shortly after birth. Because agnathia is associated with very poor prognosis, accurate prenatal diagnosis and detailed counseling should be promptly provided before unexpected delivery to the parents for the determination of postnatal treatment. Kazuhiro Kajiwara, Tomohiro Tanemoto, Chie Nagata, and Aikou Okamoto Copyright © 2016 Kazuhiro Kajiwara et al. All rights reserved. First Described Case of Group B Streptococcus Pelvic Abscess in a Patient with No Medical Comorbidities Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:02:42 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/3724706/ Background. Group B Streptococcus is an organism that commonly infects a wide range of hosts including infants in the first week of life, pregnant women, and older age adults as well as adults with underlying medical comorbidities. Case. Large pelvic abscess in a nonpregnant patient found to be caused by Group B Streptococcus was treated successfully with IR guided drainage and antibiotics. Conclusion. Though rare, GBS can still be a cause of invasive infection even in individuals who are nonpregnant and have no underlying comorbidities. Empiric antibiotic coverage for this organism should be kept in mind when treating an abscess. Paul Tyan, Elias Abi-Khalil, Karthik Dwarki, and Gaby Moawad Copyright © 2016 Paul Tyan et al. All rights reserved. Spontaneous Bilateral Tubal Gestation: A Rare Case Report Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:36:07 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/8526903/ Here a case is presented where the woman after a positive pregnancy test underwent medical abortion for unwanted pregnancy without ultrasound confirmation of intrauterine pregnancy. On persistence of symptoms, a second opinion was procured, when examination and a transvaginal ultrasound scan revealed ruptured unilateral tubal ectopic pregnancy. However upon subsequent laparotomy (considering deteriorating hemodynamic status of the patient), intraoperatively it turned out to be a bilateral tubal ectopic gestation. Marwah Sheeba and Gupta Supriya Copyright © 2016 Marwah Sheeba and Gupta Supriya. All rights reserved. Resuscitating the Baby after Shoulder Dystocia Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:57:37 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/8674167/ Background. To propose hypovolemic shock as a possible explanation for the failure to resuscitate some babies after shoulder dystocia and to suggest a change in clinical practice. Case Presentation. Two cases are presented in which severe shoulder dystocia was resolved within five minutes. Both babies were born without a heartbeat. Despite standard resuscitation by expert neonatologists, no heartbeat was obtained until volume resuscitation was started, at 25 minutes in the first case and 11 minutes in the second. After volume resuscitation circulation was restored, there was profound brain damage and the babies died. Conclusion. Unsuspected hypovolemic shock may explain some cases of failed resuscitation after shoulder dystocia. This may require a change in clinical practice. Rather than immediately clamping the cord after the baby is delivered, it is proposed that (1) the obstetrician delay cord clamping to allow autotransfusion of the baby from the placenta and (2) the neonatal resuscitators give volume much sooner. Savas Menticoglou and Carol Schneider Copyright © 2016 Savas Menticoglou and Carol Schneider. All rights reserved. A Case of New-Onset Dermatomyositis in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:15:01 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/6430156/ Dermatomyositis (DM), a subtype of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), is characterized by skin rash, proximal muscle weakness, and inflammatory infiltrates in the muscle tissue. The peak incidence of the disease is at the age of 50–60 years, and only 14% of the patients with IIMs are estimated to present during reproductive years. Because of the limited pregnancy experience in patients with IIMs, little is known regarding the effects of DM on pregnancy or vice versa. We herein report a 40-year-old woman who developed DM in the second trimester of her pregnancy and did not respond to treatment with methylprednisolone. Her pregnancy was terminated at the 32nd week of gestation, due to preeclampsia and fetal distress. She delivered a healthy baby and improved rapidly after delivery. We have searched PubMed for relevant articles and reviewed previously published cases. Tayfun Akalin, Hatice Akkaya, Barış Büke, and İbrahim Koçak Copyright © 2016 Tayfun Akalin et al. All rights reserved. Perinatal Management for a Pregnant Woman with an MYH9 Disorder Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:55:37 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criog/2016/6730174/ We diagnosed a primipara woman with an MYH9 disorder during her pregnancy. A peripheral blood smear with an immunofluorescence analysis is the established method of diagnosing MYH9 disorders. We provided genetic counseling, as required, which included apprising the woman of the inheritance pattern, the importance of a genetic analysis, and the potential delivery risks for the patient and her offspring. Given that the potential delivery risks are reportedly low, special perinatal management is not necessary for patients with an MYH9 disorder whose platelet count is above 5.0 × 104/μL, except for rapid blood access. Yuka Yamashita, Rei Matsuura, Shinji Kunishima, Yoshie Oikawa, Hirotsugu Ariizumi, Shoko Hamada, Nahoko Shirato, Ryu Matsuoka, Kohichi Ogawa, and Akihiko Sekizawa Copyright © 2016 Yuka Yamashita et al. All rights reserved.