Cryptococcal Abscess Imitating a Soft-Tissue Sarcoma in an Immunocompetent Host

Gaskill, Trevor; Payne, Diane; Brigman, Brian
August 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 9, p1890
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 46-year-old man who has a mass in the proximal aspect of the right thigh. The primary care physician treated him conservatively, however, and the mass enlarged. Primary metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma as well as core-needle biopsy were suggested. It says that pseudocapsule of the mass was removed, and oral fluconazole was given per recommendation of the infectious disease consultant after surgery. It adds that no symptoms of systemic infection were reported.


Related Articles

  • Peritonsillar abscess management; needle aspiration versus incision and drainage, comparison of outcomes. Alroud, Sufian A.; Aljfout, Qais M.; Almomani, Sohaib; Nahleh, Eyad L. Abu; Alnawaiseh, Sufian T.; Alrawashdeh, Mohammad I. // International Journal of Biological & Medical Research;Aug2012, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p2545 

    Objective: To evaluate and compare needle aspiration versus incision and drainage in the management of peritonsillar abscess with regard to clinical outcome. Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical records of 103 patients admitted with peritonsillar abscess. Medical records abstract form was...

  • Fine-needle aspiration cytology of soft tissue sarcoma: benefits and limitations. Akerman, Mans // Sarcoma;Dec1998, Vol. 2 Issue 3/4, p155 

    Examines the benefits and limitations of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNA) used as definitive diagnostic method before treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. Comparison with coarse needle or open surgical biopsy; Possibility of specific-type diagnosis; Limitations of FNA.

  • Correlation Between Ultrasound Findings And Ultrasound Guided-Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology In The Diagnosis Of Hepatic Lesions. Nggada, H. A.; Ahidjo, A.; Ajayi, N. A.; Mustapha, S. K.; Pindiga, U. H.; Tahir, A.; Gashau, W.; Khalil, M. I. A. // Internet Journal of Gastroenterology;2007, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p1 

    Objective: The aim of this study is to correlate between ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology and ultrasound alone in the diagnosis of focal hepatic lesions. Methods: The study was prospective and was carried out between January 2002 and December 2005 at the University of Maiduguri...

  • Needle aspiration of amoebic liver abscess. sharma, M.P.; Rai, R.R.; Acharya, S.K.; Ray, J.C. Samant; Tandon, B.N. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/25/89, Vol. 299 Issue 6711, p1308 

    Examines the impact of needle aspiration on the uncomplicated amoebic liver abscess. Effectiveness of chemotherapy with potent tissue amebicidal drugs on treating amoebic liver abscess; Improvement of healing of cavities; Enhancement of biochemical and hematological variables.

  • Soft tissue sarcomas: ESMO Clinical Recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Casali, P. G.; Jost, L.; Sleijfer, S.; Verweij, J.; Blay, J.-Y. // Annals of Oncology;May2009 Supplement 4, Vol. 20, piv132 

    The article presents clinical recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of soft tissue sarcomas from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). Disease incidence is estimated to average 4/100,000 per year in Europe as adult soft tissue sarcomas are rare tumors. Multiple core...

  • The Treatment of Radial Scars in the Modern Era--Surgical Excision Is Not Required. SOHN, VANCE Y.; CAUSEY, MARLIN W.; STEELE, SCOTT R.; KEYLOCK, JOREN B.; BROWN, TOMMY A. // American Surgeon;May2010, Vol. 76 Issue 5, p522 

    The clinical significance of isolated radial scars (RS) diagnosed on core needle biopsy (CNB) remains unclear. By determining the pathologic concordance rate, we sought to define the indications for surgical excision for RS diagnosed on CNB. Between January 1994 and December 2007, 38 RS were...

  • Advances in bronchoscopy for lung cancer. Dhillon, Samjot Singh; Dexter, Elisabeth U. // Journal of Carcinogenesis;2012, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1 

    Bronchoscopic techniques have seen significant advances in the last decade. The development and refinement of different types of endobronchial ultrasound and navigation systems have led to improved diagnostic yield and lung cancer staging capabilities. The complication rate of these minimally...

  • Ultrasound Guided Needle Aspiration versus Surgical Drainage in the management of breast abscesses: a Ugandan experience.  // BMC Research Notes;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p12 

    The article offers information on a study conducted by the authors in which they compared surgical drainage with ultrasound guided needle aspiration in breast abscesses management in Kampala, Uganda. The research was conducted in the Mulago hospital, Kampala, which included female patients aged...

  • Peritonsillar swelling is not always quinsy. Mohamad, I.; Yaroko, A. A. // Malaysian Family Physician;2013, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p53 

    Quinsy is a common encounter in family physician practice. It is defined as a collection of purulent material in the peritonsillar space, giving appereance of unilateral palatal bulge. Presenting symptoms include trismus, muffled voice, odynophagia, and ipsilateral otalgia. When the diagnostic...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics