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Abstract | November 13, 2020

Brainstem Encephalitis as the Presenting Symptom of Pulmonary Large cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma

Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes (PNS) are remote effects of malignancy involving the nervous system not related to tumor invasion, compression, or metastasis. These syndromes are rare, with approximately 1% of adults with cancer having an associated PNS. They are immunologic in origin where malignancy triggers production of autoantibodies against various antigens of the nervous system, as antigens located on the tumor mimic those of the nervous system.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Neurology1 Pulmonary Disease6

Abstract | November 6, 2020

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule – An Unusual Presentation

In this abstract, we will be presenting a case of a unique pathological finding in a patient diagnosed with a solitary pulmonary nodule.

Posted in: Pulmonary Disease6

Abstract | November 6, 2020

A Rare Case of Tuberculosis Presenting as Vocal Cord Nodule, Submental Abscess and Tracheoesophageal Fistula in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Among transplant recipients, atypical bacterial infections are not uncommon. Tuberculosis (TB) can have unusual manifestations, especially in immunocompromised hosts. Diagnosis of TB should be considered if a patient born in TB-endemic area presents with unusual symptoms.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Infectious Disease9 Pulmonary Disease6

Abstract | October 29, 2020

Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery Presenting in an Adult with Heart Failure

Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly, occurring in 1 in 300,000 live births. This condition will commonly lead to ischemia and heart failure and without intervention, results in a 90% mortality rate within the first year of life.

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease5 Pulmonary Disease6

Abstract | October 29, 2020

Double Trouble: Pulmonary Venous Thrombosis in the setting of Factor V Leiden Mutation

Pulmonary vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare and fatal condition if not recognized early that often presents with nonspecific symptoms such as cough, dyspnea, or hemoptysis. Etiological mechanisms include vascular torsion or direct injury (major trauma, post-surgical).

Posted in: Pulmonary Disease6 Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | October 12, 2020

Pain in the Back: A Case Report of Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma

Lung carcinoma has become a leading cause of death in the USA, which has led to an increase in differentiation including multiple sub-types.  Pulmonary Sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is one sub-type that is characterized as a poorly differentiated non-small cell carcinoma (NSCC) containing both sarcoma and sarcoma-like components with spindle or giant cell features therefore It is difficult to distinguish PSC from true sarcomas.

Posted in: Pulmonary Disease6