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Archive for December, 2013

Alveolar Ethmoidal Rhabdomyosarcoma in a Young Adult Male

20 Dec, 13 | by Kristy Ebanks

A very well written case, which would be of interest to many specialties, with a clear discussion and relevant references. It may be useful for readers to highlight that rhabdomyosarcoma is most common in the paediatric population and thereby making the  presentation of this type of tumour in this case more unusual. Also mention of the reasoning behind mode of imaging includes the learning point “MR imaging is preferred to CT for diagnostic and follow-up investigation”. Most centres will have easier access to CT scanning and usually perform CT sinus imaging with such a presentation, as was done in this case, so it would be helpful to discuss features on CT than would make one consider further imaging. I believe this case to be fit for publication and enjoyed reading it.

Reviewer
Dr Emma Parish
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee

Alveolar Ethmoidal Rhabdomyosarcoma in a Young Adult Male

An Unusual Posterior Fossa Tumour in a Young Child

10 Dec, 13 | by Kristy Ebanks

The authors describe the case of a 23-month old child with a posterior fossa tumour, which was removed and turned out to be a choroid plexus papilloma. As they state, choroid plexus papilloma is encountered commonly in the first two years of life, but very rarely in the posterior fossa. It is more common in the lateral ventricles. In such a young child, the most likely diagnoses at this age would be medulloblastoma or Atypical Teratoid Rabdoid Tumour (ATRT). This is an interesting case, worth illustrating, serving as a reminder of rare pathological entities.

Reviewer
Professor Spyros Sqouros
Mitera Childrens Hospital

An Unusual Posterior Fossa Tumour in a Young Child

Chiari malformation and central sleep apnoea: successful therapy with adaptive pressure support servo-ventilation following surgical treatment

3 Dec, 13 | by Kristy Ebanks

This is a well written manuscript. The case is of interest to general physicians and highlights an important associations. The therapy described is of innovative nature and allows the reader to be familiarized with this novel mode of therapy. The case also discusses important, to general physicians, Chiari malformation. In my opinion this is a very interesting case that provides valuable learning points.

Reviewer
Dr Kastelik
Castle Hill Hospital

Chiari malformation and central sleep apnoea: successful therapy with adaptive pressure support servo-ventilation following surgical treatment

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