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Case Reports in Oncology

Vina Pulido, Shin Yin Lee, Naomi Yu Ko
In the era of precision medicine and targeted therapy, diagnostic inaccuracy can have tremendous ramifications. We present the case of a 61-year-old man initially diagnosed with small cell lung cancer by pathology. Prior to initiating chemotherapy, multidisciplinary discussions led to an amendment of the diagnosis to medullary thyroid cancer.
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Ana Ortolá Buigues, Irene Crespo Hernández, Manuela Jorquera Moya, Jose Ángel Díaz Pérez
Medical treatment of meningiomas is reserved for cases in which surgery and radiotherapy have failed. Given that a high percentage of meningiomas express somatostatin receptors, treatment with somatostatin analogues has been proposed. In addition, these medications have been shown to have an antiproliferative and antiangiogenic effect in vitro. To date, very few cases with clinical response and none with radiological response have been described. The case described here is the first to report a radiological response...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Abdel Rahman A Al Manasra, Mohammad F Al-Hurani
BACKGROUND: Mastitis is a common benign disorder of the female breast. It is frequently associated with tenderness, swelling and nipple discharge. We are describing an extremely rare case of an idiopathic granulomatous mastitis in the male breast. Only 1 previous case was reported. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old male patient presented with a hard, painless lump in the right breast of 2 weeks duration. The patient underwent surgical excision with margin. The histopathologic findings were consistent with granulomatous mastitis...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Vanita Noronha, Amit Joshi, Vamshi Krishna Muddu, Vijay Maruti Patil, Kumar Prabhash
<bold>Objective:</bold> To determine the efficacy and safety of cabazitaxel in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients from the named patient programme (NPP) at our centre. <bold>Methods:</bold> mCRPC patients who progressed on docetaxel were given cabazitaxel intravenously every 3 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurred. Overall survival, progression-free survival, prostate-specific antigen response, quality of life (QOL) changes, and safety were reported...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Mohamad Chehimi, Mathieu Boone, Cyril Chivot, Hervé Deramond, Jean-Marc Constans, Mony Chenda Ly, Bruno Chauffert
There is no effective treatment for recurrent glioblastoma (GB) when temozolomide-based radiochemotherapy fails. In theory, intra-arterial (IA) delivery of cytotoxic agents could achieve higher drug concentrations in tumors compared to intravenous injection. Moreover, choosing a highly lipid-soluble drug could make the most of the first-pass effect. Here, we evaluated idarubicin (IDA), a lipophilic anthracycline, in an in vitro assay using four human GB cell lines and compared it with 11 other drugs previously used for the IA treatment of brain tumors...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
David A Moore, Elisabeth S Markman, Cori E McMahon, Maurie Markman
In the ever expanding realm of cancer care, the psychosocial impact of disease and medical treatments has been garnering increased attention. To address these needs, the integration of behavioral medicine services into inpatient and outpatient medical settings has added a unique resource available to oncologists. Psycho-oncologists may assist providers via the provision of psychological assessment and intervention, supplying valuable consultation to members of the medical team and much needed clinical services to patients...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Damien Desbuquoit, Stijn Van Hecke, Pjotr Even, Paul M Parizel, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Annemie Snoeckx
The authors report a case of thoracic splenosis, which is the autotransplantation of splenic tissue into the pleural cavity. Splenosis in the chest is a rare entity and most often an incidental finding on chest computed tomography, typically showing solitary or multiple well-defined, noncalcified pleural nodules of variable size in the left hemithorax. It is important to include this benign pathology in the differential diagnosis among other, generally malignant, pleural lesions. Imaging clues to the diagnosis are absence of the spleen and/or associated rib fractures...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
José Maurício Mota, Mariana Scaranti, Leonardo G Fonseca, Diego Araújo Tolói, Veridiana Pires de Camargo, Rodrigo Ramella Munhoz, Olavo Feher, Paulo M Hoff
BACKGROUND: Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) is a rare neoplasm of vascular origin that typically arises from the skin or soft tissues as a solitary tumor. The optimal therapy for this disease is still unknown. We report the case of an adult patient presenting with metastatic KHE of the spleen, who had a partial response after treatment with paclitaxel. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old man presented in November 2012 with a nontraumatic rupture of the spleen...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Shao-Lun Lu, Feng-Ming Hsu, Kuan-Yu Chen, Chao-Chi Ho, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng
Maintenance pemetrexed offers survival benefit with well-tolerated toxicities for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We present 3 consecutively enrolled patients with advanced non-squamous NSCLC, receiving stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for oligoprogressive disease during maintenance pemetrexed. All of them had sustained local control of thoracic oligoprogression after the SABR, while maintenance pemetrexed were kept for additionally long progression-free interval. SABR targeting oligoprogression with continued pemetrexed is an effective and safe approach to extend exposure of maintenance pemetrexed, thus maximizing the benefit from it...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Mony Chenda Morisse, Loay Kontar, Céline Bihan, Mathieu Boone, Emma Lachaier, Dimitri Titeca-Beauport, Julien Maizel, Bruno Chauffert
Cancer-related thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare entity whose clinical and biological characteristics have been described in various tumors. Here we describe the first case of cancer-related TMA revealing diffuse bone metastases from an ethmoid sinus carcinoma.
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Toshiki Etani, Taku Naiki, Takashi Nagai, Keitaro Iida, Ryosuke Ando, Aya Naiki-Ito, Noriyasu Kawai, Keiichi Tozawa, Kentaro Mizuno, Atsushi Okada, Tohru Mogami, Takahiro Yasui
An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a distinctive neoplasm composed of myofibroblastic and fibroblastic spindle cells, accompanied by inflammatory infiltration of plasma cells, lymphocytes, and eosinophils. IMTs rarely occur in the urinary bladder. It is important to distinguish this tumor from other malignant spindle cell tumors. Herein, we report a patient with an IMT showing muscle invasion, who underwent a transurethral resection of the bladder tumor and, at a later date, partial cystectomy. The resected tumor specimen revealed a proliferation of spindle-shaped cells on a background of plasma cells and lymphocytes...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Robert M Hermann, Manoutschehr Djannatian, Norbert Czech, Mirko Nitsche
We report on a 72-year-old male patient who developed sarcoidosis of the mediastinal lymph nodes, the liver, and the prostate 11 years ago. Seven years later, he underwent transurethral resection of the prostate by laser due to hematuria. Pathology of the resected chips showed a 'granulomatous prostatitis with epitheloid cells'. Malignancy was histologically excluded at that time. Four years later, he was diagnosed with an undifferentiated prostate carcinoma, with a Gleason score of 5 + 4 = 9. After initiation of antihormonal therapy, he underwent radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy, which revealed a pT3b pN1 carcinoma with infiltrated resection margins...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Hiren Mandaliya, Ina Nordman
The successful treatment of the rare malignancy eccrine porocarcinoma (EP) is extremely challenging, often not rewarding and when associated with metastatic disease, therapy results are disappointing. We present a unique case of treatment response of metastatic EP, with a significant disease-free interval. The patient has remained in clinical and radiological remission for 36 months since diagnosis of metastatic disease.
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Joel C Thompson, Gary M Woods, Michael A Arnold, Charles Elmaraghy, Samir B Kahwash, Timothy P Cripe, Bhuvana A Setty
Pediatric soft tissue sarcomas of the oral/maxillofacial region are rare neoplasms that present significant difficulty with respect to treatment and local control measures. We report four cases of pediatric oral/maxillofacial soft tissue sarcomas from our tertiary care pediatric hospital and emphasize the rarity of these malignancies and the challenges encountered in treating these lesions, and suggest areas for further research. We conclude that multimodal therapy and interdisciplinary cooperation are paramount to successful management of these lesions...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Kozo Nagai, Yukari Suyama, Daisuke Koga, Masanori Nishi, Chiaki Iida, Katsuya Tashiro, Atsushi Danjo, Keita Kai, Muneaki Matsuo
We described an 11-year-old boy suffering from pediatric anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma with heart metastasis at diagnosis and arterial tumor embolisms during chemotherapy. Both the heart metastasis and pericardial effusion showed improvement with prednisolone, but numbness and pallor sequentially developed in his lower extremities during the first course of chemotherapy. Contrast-enhanced imaging revealed occlusion of the right anterior tibial artery and left popliteal artery...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Claudio Vernieri, Daniela Femia, Sara Pusceddu, Carlo Capella, Juan Rosai, Giuseppina Calareso, Laura Concas, Natalie Prinzi, Giuseppe Lo Russo, Filippo de Braud, Roberto Buzzoni
We report the case of a 38-year-old patient who was diagnosed with a cerebellar well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor (WDNET) in 2009. At first glance, we believed that it was a metastasis from an unrecognized WDNET arising outside the cerebellum. However, despite a prolonged follow-up of 6 years, an extracranial WDNET has never been found. During this time, the tumor recurred locally twice, and the patient was treated with surgery and radiotherapy. At the moment, he enjoys good general conditions and his tumor is under control...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Yasuhiro Kamata, Kazutaka Kikuta, Michiro Susa, Kazumasa Nishimoto, Aya Sasaki, Kaori Kameyama, Koji Murakami, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Hideo Morioka
BACKGROUND: Hibernoma is a rare, benign, soft tissue tumor arising from brown fat that cannot be distinguished from other lipogenic tumors on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. On the other hand, the image of hibernoma on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET) is different from that of other lipogenic tumors. However, fewer studies have investigated the typical features of hibernoma on PET scans. We present the case of a hibernoma that was incidentally detected on (18)F-FDG-PET...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Masahiko Tanabe
Complete cure of metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is still considered difficult even after the development of new drugs. While new drugs have been continuously developed, conventional drugs such as mitomycin C (MMC) and methotrexate (MTX) have become less used. Combination chemotherapy with MMC and MTX (MMC/MTX) was reported to be effective for 9.7-19.4% of 31 patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2)-negative MBC who were aggressively treated with anthracycline, taxane, capecitabine, and vinorelbine...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Khadega A Abuelgasim, Saeed Alshieban, Nada A Almubayi, Ayman Alhejazi, Abdulrahman R Jazieh
We describe the case of a young man with therapy-naive chronic myeloid leukemia who did not initially have any peripheral blood or bone marrow excess blasts but presented with extramedullary myeloid blast crises involving the central nervous system and multiple lymph nodes. Conventional cytogenetic tests were positive for t(9;22)(q34:q11) as well as for trisomy 8, 14 and 21 and del(16q). The patient's peripheral blood and bone marrow were positive for the BCR-ABL oncogene when analyzed by fluorescence in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Mohamed Fetohi, Sanaa Errarhay, Aziz Bazine, Tarikq Namad
BACKGROUND: Krukenberg tumor is a well-known ovarian metastasis, usually of signet ring cell carcinoma in female patients. In the literature, there are a few documented cases of ocular metastasis in patients with Krukenberg tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 35-year-old single Moroccan woman. She presented chronic pelvic pain, hematemesis and blurring of vision in the left eye. Clinical examination showed a pelvic mass and an exophthalmos with a divergent strabismus in the left eye...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
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