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A PET-positive rapidly growing mass of the abdominal wall after cesarean section with an unexpected diagnosis of vernix caseosa granuloma: a case report

BackgroundAbdominal wall tumors are rare and include heterogeneous diseases. Among them, desmoid tumors are the most frequent and are often diagnosed in young women during or early after pregnancy; inflammatory response after trauma or microtrauma, such as after cesarean section, may favor their growth.ResultsA 37-year-old woman presented with a progressive mass in the abdominal...

Large twisted ovarian fibroma associated with Meigs’ syndrome, abdominal pain and severe anemia treated by laparoscopic surgery

Background The Meigs' syndrome is a rare but well-known syndrome defined as the triad of benign solid ovarian tumor, ascites, and pleural effusion. Meigs' syndrome always requires surgical treatment. However, the optimal approach for its management has not been sufficiently investigated. Case presentation We report a patient with a large twisted ovarian fibroma associated with...

Management of Anemia of Inflammation in the Elderly

Oncology, University of Cagliari, 09124 Cagliari, Italy Received 8 April 2012; Revised 22 July 2012; Accepted 7 August 2012 Academic Editor: Eitan Fibach Copyright © 2012 Antonio Macciò and Clelia