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SAGE Open Med Case Rep ; 8: 2050313X20933484, 2020.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32685152

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Cardiac myxomas are the most frequently encountered tumors of the heart. However, they are unusual to be newly diagnosed in the geriatric population. Myxomas are among the great mimickers, with a myriad of clinical presentations related to heart failure, embolic events, and constitutional symptoms. We describe a rare case of a giant atrial myxoma in a nonagenarian presenting with heart failure, which was medically managed.

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Microsurgery ; 32(3): 223-6, 2012 Mar.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22371199

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A 26-year-old man presented with a nonhealing ulcer on the plantar aspect of the left foot of five years duration. Initial investigations were unremarkable. It was only after careful neurological examination that an inherited neuropathy was suspected. This was confirmed by nerve conduction studies and serum electrophoresis. He subsequently underwent partial great toe amputation for the ulcer and underlying first phalangeal osteomyelitis with uneventful healing. Neuropathic ulcers are usually associated with several well-known disorders including diabetes mellitus, tabes dorsalis, pernicious anemia, and sickle cell disease. A rarer cause is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMTD). The report gives a review of CMTD and emphasizes that when faced with a nonhealing ulcer in the younger age group, such an underlying hereditary neuropathic cause must be considered.


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Enfermedad de Charcot-Marie-Tooth/diagnóstico , Úlcera del Pie/etiología , Adulto , Enfermedad de Charcot-Marie-Tooth/complicaciones , Humanos , Masculino
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