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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918186/health-related-quality-of-life-in-melanoma-patients-impact-of-melanoma-related-limb-lymphoedema
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Caroline A Gjorup, Mogens Groenvold, Helle W Hendel, Karin Dahlstroem, Krzysztof T Drzewiecki, Tobias W Klausen, Lisbet R Hölmich
AIM: To explore health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in recurrence-free melanoma patients, with a focus on the association between melanoma-related limb lymphoedema and HRQoL. METHODS: HRQoL was evaluated using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30), the breast cancer module (EORTC QLQ-BR23) subscales body image and future perspective, the Functional Assessment for Cancer Therapy-General subscale social/family well-being and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913367/efficacy-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-combined-with-ifn-%C3%AE-in-chinese-resected-stage-iii-malignant-melanoma
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Wei Li, Linping Xu, Yaomei Wang, Lingdi Zhao, Daniel B Kellner, Quanli Gao
BACKGROUND: This study aims to explore the efficacy of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) along with interferon-α (IFN-α) to treat stage III malignant melanoma (MM) patients in China. METHODS: Between May 2010 and October 2014, 77 patients of stage III MM who underwent surgery were collected in this study. These patients were divided into two groups: patients who received TIL + IFN-α ± RetroNectin-activated cytokine-induced killer cells (R-CIK) in Arm 1 (n = 27) and IFN-α ± R-CIK in Arm 2 (n = 50) as adjuvant therapy...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913324/cutaneous-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-face
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Nam Gyun Kim, Jun Oh Kim, Young Ji Park, Jun Sik Kim, Yoon Jung Lee, Kyung Suk Lee
Cutaneous leiomyosarcoma is an uncommon superficial soft tissue sarcoma and mainly found in the middle aged to elderly males. It can occur in any part of the body, mostly affecting the extremities and rarely affecting the face. It grows relatively slowly, can be diagnosed by biopsy and is treated by surgical excision. It needs to be distinguished from other spindle cell neoplasms, and immunohistochemical markers are usually required to attain an accurate diagnosis. We report a case of cutaneous leiomyosarcoma appeared on the left cheek within 6 month of a 73-year-old female patient suspected with malignant melanoma before surgery...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894662/acellular-dermal-matrix-treating-periocular-melanoma-in-a-patient-with-xeroderma-pigmentosa
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Kamlen Pillay, Saleigh Adams, Laura Vandermaesen, Donald Anthony Hudson
We report a 7-year-old girl with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), who presented in our clinic with a large melanoma (35 × 50 × 20 mm, Breslow depth 18 mm) in the zygomatic-malar area. Palliative surgery was performed to maintain her residual vision and to reduce the pain caused by the compression of local structures. Because of the limited access of autologous skin grafts in pediatric patients with XP who are severely affected, we opted to use an acellular dermal matrix. There was 100% graft uptake, and the pain due to compression by the tumor was alleviated...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888924/mesothelin-specific-immune-responses-predict-survival-of-patients-with-brain-metastasis
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Liu Zhenjiang, Martin Rao, Xiaohua Luo, Elisabeth Sandberg, Jiri Bartek, Esther Schoutrop, Anna von Landenberg, Qingda Meng, Davide Valentini, Thomas Poiret, Georges Sinclair, Inti-Harvey Peredo, Ernest Dodoo, Markus Maeurer
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced malignancies, e.g. lung cancer, ovarian cancer or melanoma, frequently present with brain metastases. Clinical presentation and disease progression of cancer is in part shaped by the interaction of the immune system with malignant cells. Antigen-targeted immune responses have been implicated in the prolonged survival of patients with cancer. This includes the tumor-associated antigen (TAA) mature mesothelin, a 40kDa cell surface-bound antigen that is overexpressed in several malignancies including lung ovarian and pancreatic cancer...
August 30, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885862/volume-and-tissue-composition-changes-measured-with-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-in-melanoma-related-limb-lymphedema
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Caroline A Gjorup, Helle W Hendel, Bo Zerahn, Karin Dahlstroem, Krzysztof T Drzewiecki, Tobias W Klausen, Lisbet Rosenkrantz Hölmich
Abstracts Background: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the volume, fat mass, and lean mass in both upper and lower limbs measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in melanoma patients with melanoma-related limb lymphedema. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four hundred thirty-one patients who had undergone surgical treatment with wide local excision and unilateral axillary or inguinal sentinel lymph node biopsy and/or complete lymph node dissection participated in a survey, and they underwent clinical examination and measurements of their upper or lower limbs with DXA...
September 8, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885435/treatment-of-metastatic-eyelid-carcinoma
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Paola Bonavolontà, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Vincenzo Abbate, Giorgio Iaconetta, Giulio Bonavolontà, Luigi Califano
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report management and outcomes in patients affected by eyelids carcinomas involving regional lymph nodes. METHODS: We have retrospectively analyzed the data of patients affected by eyelids carcinoma with nodal involvement. The clinical records of 10 patients with malignant eyelid carcinoma and regional nodal metastasis treated between September 2011 and March 2015 have been analyzed. RESULTS: The study included 5 women and 5 men (median age 54,5 years; range 37-80 years)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885326/melanoma-in-situ-of-penis-a-very-rare-entity-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Roberto Baraziol, Mauro Schiavon, Eugenio Fraccalanza, Gioacchino De Giorgi
RATIONALE: Melanoma in situ of the penis is very rare and there are no clear guidelines for its surgical treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: The authors describe the case of a 69-year-old man who presented with an asymptomatic brown macula on his glans penis and foreskin that appeared about 8 years earlier, enlarged in the last few months. DIAGNOSES: A diagnostic biopsy showed the characteristics of a melanoma in situ. INTERVENTIONS: The authors decided to excise the lesion keeping a healthy margin of 1 cm all over around except close to the urethral meatus, where it was impossible, and where only 5 mm of free margin was excised...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879443/surgery-vs-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-uveal-melanoma-analysis-of-the-seer-database-using-propensity-score-matching-and-weighting
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Bum-Sup Jang, Ji Hyun Chang, Sohee Oh, Yu Jin Lim, Il Han Kim
BACKGROUND: The treatment modalities for uveal melanoma (UM) include surgery and radiotherapy (RT). The utilization of RT as a strategy for organ preservation has been increasing, but the survival difference between the two aforementioned treatment modalities has not been reported. METHODS: An observational and cohort study was performed using a propensity score with an already existing public database. Patients diagnosed with UM within the period from 2004-2013 were selected from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database...
September 6, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877859/adjuvant-radiation-and-survival-following-surgical-resection-of-sinonasal-melanoma
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Gaurav S Ajmani, Erik Liederbach, Alex Kyrillos, Chi-Hsiung Wang, Jayant M Pinto, Mihir K Bhayani
BACKGROUND: Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for sinonasal melanoma, but it is often difficult to obtain clear, negative margins. Therefore, patients often receive adjuvant radiation therapy (RT), however its impact on overall survival (OS) is not well understood. METHODS: Patients with surgically resected sinonasal melanoma were identified from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB, n=696). Kaplan-Meier curves and parametric survival regression were used to analyze the impact of adjuvant RT on OS from surgery...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877811/resection-of-gastrointestinal-metastases-in-stage-iv-melanoma-correlation-with-outcomes
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Sangeetha Prabhakaran, William J Fulp, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Vernon K Sondak, Ragini R Kudchadkar, Geoffrey T Gibney, Jeffrey S Weber, Jonathan S Zager
The prognosis of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) melanoma metastases is poor. Surgery renders select patients disease free and/or palliates symptoms. We reviewed our single-institution experience of resection with GI melanoma metastases. A retrospective review was performed on patients who underwent surgery for GI melanoma metastases from 2007 to 2013. Fifty-four patients were identified and separated based on completeness of resection into curative 13 (24%) and palliative 41 (75.9%) groups. Thiry-six (63...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868012/treatment-of-primary-and-metastatic-multifocal-mucosal-melanoma-of-the-oral-cavity-with-imatinib
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Teresa Deinlein, Ingrid H Wolf, Barbara Rainer, Romana Kupsa, Erika Richtig, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Iris Zalaudek
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanoma of the oral cavity is a rare entity and accounts for less than 1-3% of all melanomas. Contrary to cutaneous melanoma, primary oral melanoma more commonly harbors mutations in c-KIT. METHODS: A 64-year-old man presented with asymptomatic, multiple, brown-to-black macules in the oral cavity. A biopsy was taken and histopathology exhibited mucosal melanoma. In molecular analysis, a c-KIT mutation was proven and a CT scan revealed pulmonary metastases...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856087/complications-of-bone-metastases-from-malignant-melanoma
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Jamal Zekri, Maria Marples, Dominic Taylor, Kiran Kandukurti, Lucy McParland, Janet E Brown
INTRODUCTION: Metastatic bone disease (MBD) carries significant morbidity for patients with cancer. MBD from malignant melanoma (MM) is understudied. We examined the characteristics, morbidity, management and outcome of MBD in patients with MM. METHODS: Patients with metastatic MM managed at two referral cancer centres in England were identified. Those with bone metastases (BMs) were selected. Patient and disease characteristics including skeletal related events (SREs) were extracted from medical records...
September 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844052/multicentred-international-review-of-orbital-exenteration-and-reconstruction-in-oculoplastic-and-orbit-practice
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Ze Zhang, Son Ho, Vivian Yin, Gonzalo Varas, Saul Rajak, Peter J Dolman, Alan McNab, J Godfrey Heathcote, Alejandra Valenzuela
BACKGROUND: Orbital exenteration is a disfiguring procedure reserved for life-threatening malignancies. This study examines the clinical course and outcomes of a large series of patients who underwent orbital exenteration for malignant periocular neoplasms. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of patients who underwent orbital exenteration from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2015 at four tertiary referral centres in the USA, Australia and Canada. Demographics, indication for surgery, pathology, surgical technique, reconstruction type and outcomes were reviewed...
August 26, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842844/intestinal-perforation-after-nivolumab-immunotherapy-for-a-malignant-melanoma-a-case-report
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Koji Yasuda, Toshiaki Tanaka, Soichiro Ishihara, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Kazushige Kawai, Keisuke Hata, Hiroaki Nozawa, Yuri Masui, Yukako Shintani, Toshiaki Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Nivolumab is a monoclonal antibody against programmed death 1 and has become a standard treatment of advanced melanoma because of its durable response and survival benefits. In this report, we present a case of severe intestinal perforation after nivolumab immunotherapy for malignant melanoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man with stage IV malignant melanoma underwent nivolumab therapy. The patient presented to our hospital because of a progressing abdominal pain...
August 25, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833206/sonographic-differentiation-between-lymphatic-and-metastatic-diseases-in-cervical-lymphadenopathy
#16
Ulrich Strassen, Christina Geisweid, Benedikt Hofauer, Andreas Knopf
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The spectrum of differential diagnosis in cervical lymphadenopathy is extremely broad. In lymphoma and inflammatory diseases, surgical approaches are restricted to diagnostic lymph extirpation, whereas metastatic outgrowth into regional lymph nodes usually requires neck dissection. Lymph node surgery has to manage the balancing act between sufficient radicality and preservation of functional structures. The current study, therefore, aimed to identify parameters to differentiate between lymph nodes of lymphatic and metastatic origin...
August 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832808/prolonged-survival-after-surgical-resection-of-cerebral-metastasis-from-melanoma-with-multisystemic-metastasis-already-present-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Samer Saad Hoz, Ahmed Aman Alkhaleeli, Awfa Aktham
CONTEXT: Malignant melanoma is the third most common cause of cerebral metastases after breast and lung cancer. Despite advances in therapeutic options, the prognosis for patients with cerebral metastases from melanoma remains poor, with a median survival time of six months after diagnosis. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old woman was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on the third toe of her left foot.The tumorous spot was excised surgically. However, the melanoma reappeared after one year and skin biopsy confirmed recurrence of malignant melanoma...
August 21, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832802/occult-metastatic-melanoma-presenting-as-an-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
Tiago R Velho, Nádia Junqueira, André Sena, Hugo Ferreira, Catarina Carvalheiro, Nuno Guerra, Javier Gallego, Ângelo Nobre
Melanoma is a tumor that virtually involves any tissue and commonly metastasizes to the heart. It is usually not diagnosed because of the absent/nonspecific cardiac signs and symptoms. Herein, we present a case of a 41-year-old man without any cardiovascular risk factor, admitted to the emergency room with chest pain, diagnosed with a myocardial infarction. Due to the presence of a mass adjacent to the mitral valve on the cardiac ultrasound examination, causing mitral regurgitation, the patient was referred to surgery...
May 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832172/-metastatic-pituitary-disorders
#19
V Novák, L Hrabálek, M Hampl, J Hoza, Z Fryšák, M Vaverka
BACKGROUND: Pituitary metastases are a rare complication of generalized cancer. Metastases to the pituitary gland occur in only 1% of patients operated on for sellar tumor. The most common presenting symptom in patients with pituitary metastases is diabetes insipidus, whereas this is rare in those with pituitary adenoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This publication presents the cases of two patients with pituitary metastases and a systematic review of the literature. English-language publications related to pituitary metastases and published from 1957 to 2016 were identified using the PubMed database...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820834/super-thin-scip-flap-for-reconstruction-of-subungual-melanoma-aesthetic-functional-surgery
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Kyeong-Tae Lee, Bo Young Park, Eun-Ji Kim, Jung-Han Kim, Kee-Taek Jang, Sang-Hee Choi, Dong-Youn Lee, Goo-Hyun Mun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to use a super-thin, free superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap in the functional surgery for treating subungual melanoma and to evaluate its outcomes. METHODS: Forty-one patients with primary subungual melanoma of ≤ 2-mm thickness who were treated with functional surgery were prospectively enrolled. Following oncologic resection, a thin SCIP flap was harvested along the trans-superficial fat layer and transferred to the defect with further thinning by primary defatting...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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