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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203177/liposarcoma-of-the-spermatic-cord-an-infrequent-pathology
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Marcelo Di Gregorio, Lionel D'Hondt, Francis Lorge, Marie-Cécile Nollevaux
OBJECTIVE: To describe a rare pathology, the liposarcoma of the spermatic cord (LSC), and discuss its diagnosis and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a case of well-differentiated LSC in a 61-year-old man. The main complaint was painless enlargement in the right inguinoscrotal area that appeared 6 months prior to presentation. Ultrasonography showed a heterogeneous and hyperechogenic mass of the right spermatic cord that was highly suspicious of malignancy...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203176/a-case-of-gastric-cancer-with-situs-inversus-totalis
#2
Byoung Jo Suh
Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital anomaly that refers to a completely reversed location of the abdominal and thoracic organs. We report the case of 50-year-old man with gastric cancer and SIT who was diagnosed during a screening esophagogastroduodenoscopy. A chest X-ray, abdominopelvic computed tomography, and (18)F-fluoro2-deoxyglucose-D-glucose-positron emission tomography scans revealed SIT. We performed a radical subtotal gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection. Advanced surgical skill is required to perform a precise lymphadenectomy in a patient with SIT by visualizing the exact mirror image of the anatomy during the operation...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203175/ibrutinib-is-effective-in-the-treatment-of-autoimmune-haemolytic-anaemia-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#3
Aliénor Galinier, Vincent Delwail, Mathieu Puyade
Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare but life-threatening complication. To date, there are no relevant data for treatment of AIHA in MCL. Ibrutinib, which has been approved for relapse/refractory MCL, is an immunomodulatory drug inhibiting Th2 activation and consequently the production of autoantibodies. We report a case of MCL with AIHA in which this form of anaemia was not controlled with the usual chemotherapy. Ibrutinib was used when MCL with AIHA relapsed, and it allowed rapid remission of AIHA and rapid discontinuation of steroid therapy...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203174/richter-s-syndrome-with-hypercalcemia-induced-by-tumor-associated-production-of-parathyroid-hormone-related-peptide
#4
Naoki Watanabe, Hajime Yasuda, Soji Morishita, Yasuo Aota, Junichi Tomomatsu, Masaru Tanaka, Akimichi Ohsaka, Norio Komatsu
Humoral hypercalcemia due to parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) elevation is a well-known complication of various malignancies, but the situation is rare concerning hematological malignancies except for adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. We report a case of Richter's syndrome with humoral hypercalcemia, and demonstrate by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) that peripheral blood PTHrP levels were 2,500-fold higher compared to healthy controls. PTHrP production by tumor cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and Richter's syndrome has been previously demonstrated by nonquantitative methods such as immunohistochemistry and northern blot analysis, but this is the first report using the RT-PCR method...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203173/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anal-transitional-zone-after-ileal-pouch-surgery-for-ulcerative-colitis-systematic-review-and-treatment-perspectives
#5
Gianluca Pellino, Christos Kontovounisios, Diana Tait, John Nicholls, Paris P Tekkis
BACKGROUND: Few cases of pouch-related cancers have been reported in ulcerative colitis (UC), and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is very rare. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed to identify all unequivocal cases of pouch-related SCC in UC patients. RESULTS: Eight cases of SCC developing after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) have been observed since 1978. Two arose from the pouch mucosa and 6 from below. The pooled cumulative incidence of SCC is below 0...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203172/recurrent-multiple-squamous-cell-carcinomas-on-the-scalp-in-a-patient-with-juvenile-dermatomyositis
#6
Yota Sato, Taku Fujimura, Yumi Kambayashi, Akira Tsukada, Takanori Hidaka, Kayo Tanita, Takahiro Haga, Akira Hashimoto, Setsuya Aiba
Both long-term administration of immunosuppressive agents and chronic inflammatory conditions, such as autoimmune disease, could be risk factors for the development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC). In this report, we present a case of recurrent multiple cSCC on the scalp in a patient with juvenile dermatomyositis who had been administered cyclosporine and Predonine since she was a 1-year-old infant. Interestingly, immunohistochemical staining revealed IL-17-producing cells adjacent to IL-17R-expressing atypical keratinocytes...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203171/a-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-a-malignant-fibrous-histiocytoma-developing-in-a-patient-with-a-mature-cystic-teratoma
#7
Ali Emre Tahaoglu, Serhat Ege, Mehmet Sait Bakir, Gülbin Saruhan, Serif Aksin, Talip Gul
We present a very rare case of malignant transformation of a benign mature cystic teratoma. The pathology report revealed malignant transformation of both the epithelial and sarcomatous elements of a benign dermoid cyst. To the best of our knowledge, this appears to be the third case of a malignant fibrous histiocytoma and a squamous cell carcinoma developing from a mature cystic teratoma. Malignant transformation of a dermoid cyst is usually diagnosed postmenopausally, but our patient was premenopausal. The etiology and prognosis of malignant transformation of this benign condition remain unknown...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203170/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-the-sinonasal-tract-a-case-report
#8
Tomoharu Suzuki, Ryuji Yasumatsu, Torahiko Nakashima, Shuji Arita, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Takashi Nakagawa
A 23-year-old male presented with a 3-month history of left purulent rhinorrhea, progressive nasal obstruction, and intermittent epistaxis. A fiberoptic examination revealed a large vascular polypoid mass completely filling the left nasal cavity. CT and MRI scans showed a large hypervascular mass involving the left nasal airway, maxillary antrum, and the anterior ethmoid cells. There was no bony erosion or contiguous spread, and the remaining sinuses, orbit, and cranial fossa were uninvolved. The patient underwent complete removal of the mass via an external lateral rhinotomy approach...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203169/recurrent-malignant-melanoma-presenting-as-isolated-pleural-metastases-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#9
Kartik Anand, Shashank Cingam, Prakash Peddi
Isolated pleural metastasis with pleural effusion is a rare occurrence in malignant melanoma. We report an unusual case of a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and recurrent pleural effusions. The pleural fluid cytology and immunohistochemistry profile were consistent with the diagnosis of CLL. However, chemotherapy with pentostatin, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab did not result in any meaningful clinical response. A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and biopsy of the affected nodular parietal layer of the pleura were consistent with malignant melanoma...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203168/a-complete-response-case-in-a-patient-with-multiple-lung-metastases-of-rectal-cancer-treated-with-bevacizumab-plus-xeliri-therapy
#10
Hiroki Hashida, Hironaga Satake, Satoshi Kaihara
It has been reported that many patients with lung metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) underwent chemotherapy with fluorouracil, folinic acid, oxaliplatin, irinotecan, or capecitabine. There is a small number of reports about the capecitabine and irinotecan (XELIRI) plus bevacizumab (BV) therapy for patients with metastatic CRC in Japan. We report a case of successful BV+XELIRI therapy for rectal cancer with multiple lung metastases as first-line chemotherapy. A 53-year-old female presented with advanced rectal cancer and metastatic lung tumors...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203167/metastasis-of-colon-cancer-to-the-breast
#11
Swei H Tsung
Breast metastases from extramammary neoplasms are extremely rare, and even more so is metastasis of colon cancer to the breast. Despite its rarity, metastatic disease to the breast is an important diagnostic issue because its treatment differs greatly from that of primary cancer. Proper diagnosis of this rare event requires an accurate clinical history, proper immunohistochemical workup, and a high level of suspicion.
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203166/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-with-synchronous-bone-metastases-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Philippe Rochigneux, Lénaig Mescam-Mancini, Delphine Perrot, Erwan Bories, Laurence Moureau-Zabotto, Anthony Sarran, Jérôme Guiramand, François Bertucci
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are mesenchymal tumours of the digestive tract, derived from Cajal interstitial cells. Bone metastases are very rare, and there is no consensus regarding their treatment. Here, we present the unusual case of a 66-year-old man with a gastric GIST with synchronous bone and liver metastases, fully documented at the pathological and molecular levels with a KIT exon 11 mutation. After 9 months of imatinib, the scanner showed a 33% partial response of target lesions. We also review the literature and describe the characteristics, treatment, and outcome of all cases previously reported...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203165/prognostic-discrepancy-of-the-6th-and-7th-uicc-n-classification-for-lymph-node-staging-in-gastric-cancer-patients-after-curative-resection
#13
Sung Jin Oh, Byoung Jo Suh, Jong Kwon Park, Sung Don Oh, Hang Jong Yu
BACKGROUND: The validity of N classification of the 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer/Union Internationale contre le Cancer (AJCC/UICC) tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging system is still under debate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic efficacy of the 7th edition of the AJCC/UICC TNM staging system (focusing on N stage), in comparison with the 6th edition, at a single Eastern institution. METHODS: We analyzed 1,435 patients with gastric cancer who underwent curative resection performed from September 1998 to August 2003 at the Memorial Jin-Pok Kim Korea Gastric Cancer Center...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203164/successful-treatment-of-advanced-primary-cutaneous-apocrine-carcinoma-on-the-scrotum-with-systemic-chemotherapy-and-radiotherapy-followed-by-denosumab
#14
Sadanori Furudate, Taku Fujimura, Akira Tsukada, Yota Sato, Takanori Hidaka, Kayo Tanita, Yumi Kambayashi, Takahiro Haga, Akira Hashimoto, Setsuya Aiba
Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma (PCAC) is a rare and highly aggressive cutaneous adnexal type of tumor that has a high metastasis rate and a poor prognosis. Although there are several case reports describing the successful treatment of PCAC with chemoradiotherapy or molecular targeting therapy, no standard therapy for the treatment of advanced PCAC has been established yet. Since receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) is expressed in cancers of apocrine origin, leading to immunosuppression at the tumor site, we hypothesized that targeting RANKL with denosumab might be useful for the treatment of PCAC...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203163/is-the-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique-superior-to-the-free-breathing-technique-in-cardiac-and-lung-sparing-while-treating-both-left-sided-post-mastectomy-chest-wall-and-supraclavicular-regions
#15
Anupama Darapu, Rajesh Balakrishnan, Patricia Sebastian, Mohamathu Rafic Kather Hussain, Paul Ravindran, Subhashini John
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of the deep inspirational breath-hold (DIBH) technique and its dosimetric advantages over the free breathing (FB) technique in cardiac (heart and left anterior descending artery [LAD]) and ipsilateral lung sparing in left-sided post-mastectomy field-in-field conformal radiotherapy. DIBH is highly reproducible, and this study aims to find out its dosimetric benefits over FB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen left-sided mastectomy patients were immobilized using breast boards with both arms positioned above the head...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203162/thymoma-metastasis-to-the-semimembranosus-muscle
#16
Kenta Taniguchi, Michiro Susa, Sho Ogata, Yuichi Ozeki, Kazuhiro Chiba
Thymoma is the most common thymic epithelial tumor whose classification was first introduced in 1999. Type B2 thymoma is considered a moderate/high-risk tumor; however, extrathoracic metastases are extremely rare with limited reports to date. In this report, we present a rare thymoma metastasis to the semimembranosus muscle, which was resected with a wide margin after confirmation by open biopsy. At the final follow-up after 1 year, no local recurrence has been observed.
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203161/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-drainage-of-intra-abdominal-abscess-after-gastric-perforation-in-a-patient-receiving-ramucirumab-and-paclitaxel-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
#17
Koichiro Mandai, Atsushi Shirakawa, Koji Uno, Kenjiro Yasuda
Gastrointestinal perforation is a serious adverse event that occurs in approximately 1% of patients receiving ramucirumab and paclitaxel. A 67-year-old man with unresectable advanced gastric cancer was admitted to our hospital and treated with ramucirumab and paclitaxel. Gastric perforation occurred during the second cycle of chemotherapy. Although the patient's condition improved without surgery, an abscess developed in the intra-abdominal fluid collection resulting from the perforation. We performed endoscopic ultrasound-guided abscess drainage...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203160/renal-medullary-carcinoma-with-an-aggressive-clinical-course-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Madhumati R Kalavar, Sami Ali, Damoun Safarpour, Saroj Davi Kunnakkat
Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is a rare, yet aggressive malignancy of the kidney that is found predominantly in young patients with African descent and sickle cell hemoglobinopathies and most specifically sickle cell trait. Due to its aggressive nature, most cases have metastasis or local invasion at the time of diagnosis. Prognosis is extremely poor with survival less than 1 year after diagnosis. Here we present a case of metastatic RMC in a 29-year-old African female. Despite chemotherapy with cisplatin, gemcitabine, and paclitaxel, and initial shrinkage of the tumor, the patient died 5 months after diagnosis...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203180/metastatic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-gastrointestinal-involvement-a-case-report
#19
Brian Schwartz, Mitchell Schwartz
Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the gastrointestinal tract as the sole site of metastatic disease is exceedingly rare. We report a patient with known cutaneous SCC that metastasized to regional lymph nodes who, after therapy, appeared to be disease free until a small metastatic lesion was identified on colonoscopy within a diverticular orifice. He was subsequently noted to have more diffuse gastrointestinal involvement, including a small bowel lesion not previously identified on imaging. The presence of a gastrointestinal metastatic lesion in this setting should prompt consideration to exclude other synchronous lesions and the need for possible additional systemic therapy...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203179/malignant-phyllodes-tumor-presenting-in-bone-brain-lungs-and-lymph-nodes
#20
Eric D Johnson, Evin Gulbahce, Joseph McNally, Saundra S Buys
INTRODUCTION: Phyllodes tumors (PTs) are rare fibroepithelial tumors of the breast which are classified as benign, borderline, or malignant. Malignant PTs account for <1% of malignant breast tumors, and borderline tumors have potential to progress to malignant tumors. Metastatic recurrences are most commonly documented in bone and lungs. We report an extremely rare presentation of recurrent malignant PTs involving the brain, lung, lymph nodes, and bone. CASE: A 66-year-old female presented with a large breast mass...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
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