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Timothy E Richardson, Maria-Magdalena Georgescu, Payal Kapur, Helena Hwang, Samuel L Barnett, Jack M Raisanen, Chunyu Cai, Kimmo J Hatanpaa
AIM: We describe a series of three diagnostically challenging, histologically similar fibro-osseous skull masses. METHODS: The cases were identified in our archives among 50,000 neuropathology specimens. A comprehensive review of the histological, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and imaging features as well as the clinical outcome was performed. RESULTS: The routine histology was similar in all 3 cases and showed spindle cell proliferations with frequent calcospheres or psammomatoid bodies...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
S M Lansley, B Pedersen, C Robinson, R G Searles, G Sterrett, I van Bruggen, R A Lake, S E Mutsaers, C M Prêle
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive serosal tumor associated with asbestos exposure. We previously demonstrated that mesothelial cells differentiate into cells of different mesenchymal lineages and hypothesize that osseous tissue observed in a subset of MM patients is due to local differentiation of MM cells. In this study, the capacity of human and mouse MM cells to differentiate into osteoblast-like cells was determined in vitro using a functional model of bone nodule formation and in vivo using an established model of MM...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
Carl Neuerburg, Theresa Loer, Lena Mittlmeier, Christina Polan, Zsuzsanna Farkas, Lesca Miriam Holdt, Sandra Utzschneider, Jens Schwiesau, Thomas M Grupp, Wolfgang Böcker, Attila Aszodi, Christian Wedemeyer, Christian Kammerlander
Aseptic loosening mediated by wear particle-induced osteolysis (PIO) remains the major cause of implant loosening in endoprosthetic surgery. The development of new vitamin E (α-tocopherol)-blended ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (VE-UHMWPE) with increased oxidation resistance and improved mechanical properties has raised hopes. Furthermore, regenerative approaches may be opened, as vitamin E supplementation has shown neuroprotective characteristics mediated via calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which is known to affect bone remodeling in PIO...
December 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Silvia Mangiacavalli, A Pompa, V Ferretti, C Klersy, F Cocito, M Varettoni, C S Cartia, M Cazzola, A Corso
Extramedullary relapse (EMR) represents a poor prognostic marker in the course of multiple myeloma (MM). We reviewed data from 329 patients, diagnosed between 2000 and 2010, without extramedullary disease at onset to explore possible risk factors for EMR. The median overall survival of our study cohort was 6.4 years. The risk of EMR was 28 % with a median time from diagnosis to first EMR of 2.2 years (0.2-9.1 years). Patients with soft tissue masses located in extra-osseous organs (EMR-S) showed the worst outcome, compared to those with tumor masses arising from adjacent bone (EMR-B) (median OS 1...
January 2017: Annals of Hematology
Christian Doehn, Viktor Grünwald, Thomas Steiner, Markus Follmann, Heidrun Rexer, Susanne Krege
BACKGROUND: In 2014, 15 500 persons in Germany were given the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. This disease is the third most common cancer of the urogenital system. The mean age at diagnosis is 68 years in men and 71 in men. METHODS: Pertinent publications up to 2014 were retrieved by a systematic literature search and reviewed in a moderated, formalized consensus process. Key questions were generated and answered by the adaptation of existing international guidelines, on the basis of an independent literature review, and by expert consensus...
September 5, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Giovanni Falconieri, Palmina Cataldi, Rajko Kavalar, Vesna Štitič, Boštjan Luzar
We report 2 cases of primary dermal osteosarcoma. The patients were an 88-year-old man and a 72-year-old man complaining of masses occurring in the ear pavilion and the palm, deemed suspicious for basal cell carcinoma and metastatic colonic carcinoma, and were treated by resection. Microscopically, both featured a dermal lesion mostly composed of atypical spindle cells within a fibrous to hyaline matrix often showing mineralization. Osteoid material was rimmed by atypical tumor cells and was also associated with osteoclast-like giant cells...
November 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Shawn C Maclary, Sambit K Mohanty, Shikha Bose, Fai Chung, Bonnie L Balzer
CONTEXT: In the United States, it is estimated that 100,000 people are living with metastatic breast cancer (BC) with bone representing the most common site of involvement. However, patients with isolated bone metastasis at presentation may have a longer survival. Therapeutic options for BC bone metastases often include systemic anticancer therapy (endocrine, chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, and/or other targeted therapies), which is largely dependent on the immunohistochemical (IHC) repertoire of the cancer for the prognostic markers [estrogen (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR), Ki-67, p53, and Her-2/neu] at its osseous metastatic site...
February 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Maxime Guérin, Juliette Thariat, Mounia Ouali, Corinne Bouvier, Anne-Valérie Decouvelaere, Elisabeth Cassagnau, Sébastien Aubert, Sébastien Lepreux, Jean-Michel Coindre, Séverine Valmary-Degano, Frédérique Larousserie, Julie Meilleroux, Fabrice Projetti, Nathalie Stock, Christine Galant, Béatrice Marie, Isabelle Peyrottes, Gonzague de Pinieux, Anne Gomez-Brouchet
In contrast to long bone osteosarcoma, mandibular osteosarcoma is highly heterogeneous and morphologically overlaps with benign tumors, obscuring diagnosis and treatment selection. Molecular characterization is difficult due to the paucity of available specimens of this rare disease. We aimed to characterize the spectrum of mandibular osteosarcoma using immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques (quantitative polymerase chain reaction and sequencing) and compare them with benign fibro-osseous lesions. Forty-nine paraffin-embedded mandible osteosarcoma tissue samples were collected retrospectively and compared with 10 fibrous dysplasia and 15 ossifying fibroma cases...
April 2016: Human Pathology
Nazia Mashriqi, Jaya Kranthi Gujjarlapudi, Jagmohan Sidhu, Michael Zur, Madhuri Yalamanchili
INTRODUCTION: Ewing's sarcoma belongs to a spectrum of neoplastic diseases known as Ewing's family of tumors. This family of tumors is usually seen in osseous sites. Ewing's sarcoma of the cervix is extremely rare, with only 18 cases reported in the English literature. The immunohistochemical profile of Ewing's sarcoma overlaps with other malignancies like small cell carcinoma. The rarity and complex pathologic picture of Ewing's sarcoma of the cervix creates the potential for misdiagnosis...
2015: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Naoki Niikura, Jun Hashimoto, Toshiki Kazama, Jun Koizumi, Rin Ogiya, Mayako Terao, Risa Oshitanai, Toru Morioka, Banri Tsuda, Takuho Okamura, Yuki Saito, Keiko Iwaisako, Takayuki Iwamoto, Naoki Hayashi, Yutaka Imai, Yutaka Tokuda
BACKGROUND: We prospectively compared the diagnostic accuracies of PET/CT and BS in patients with suspected bone metastases from breast cancer. METHODS: This single-institution prospective study included consecutive patients with suspected bone metastases from biopsy-proven breast cancer seen at Tokai University Hospital between September 2011 and March 2014. Inclusion criteria included suspicions for bone metastases (bone pain, elevated alkaline phosphatase, elevated tumor markers, or suspected bone metastases by BS)...
July 2016: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
Regan Ferraro, Ankit Agarwal, Erica L Martin-Macintosh, Patrick J Peller, Rathan M Subramaniam
Multiple myeloma is a common hematologic malignancy among the elderly population. Although there have been many advances in treatment over the past few decades, the overall prognosis for the disease remains poor. Conventional radiography has long been the standard of reference for the imaging of multiple myeloma. However, 10%-20% of patients with multiple myeloma do not have evidence of disease at conventional radiography. There is a growing body of evidence supporting use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma...
March 2015: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Mingxia Chen, Wei Zhang, Jianli Qu, Lei Li, Qing Sun
Bone epithelioid angiosarcoma (EA) is rare and characterized by large, mildly to moderately pleomorphic epithelioid cells, with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, vesicular nuclei, and prominent nucleoli. The tumors may arise in various locations in bone and the patients may present with unifocal or multifocal osseous disease. We present a unifocal lesion case of EA of the ilium in a 62-year-old woman. A needle biopsy of the ilium was performed and first diagnosed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma based on CKpan and CK18 immunopositivity...
2014: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Y Inagaki, T G Kashima, E S Hookway, Y Tanaka, A B Hassan, U Oppermann, N A Athanasou
Dentine matrix protein 1 (DMP-1) is a non-collagenous matrix protein found in dentine and bone. It is highly expressed by osteocytes and has been identified in primary benign and malignant osteogenic bone tumours. Bone formation and matrix mineralisation are seen in a variety of benign and malignant soft tissue tumours and tumour-like lesions, and in this study, we analysed immunohistochemically the DMP-1 expression in a wide range of soft tissue lesions (n = 254) in order to assess whether DMP-1 expression is useful in the histological diagnosis of soft tissue tumours...
April 2015: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Wen-Xi Du, Shu-Fang Duan, Jun-Jie Chen, Jie-Feng Huang, Li-Ming Yin, Pei-Jian Tong
OBJECTIVE: Bone metastasis was common in patients with malignant tumors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (B-ALP) as a biomarker in the diagnosis of osseous metastases in patients with cancers. METHODS: We searched the databases of Pubmed, Cochrane Library, Medline, CNKI and Wanfang to screen the relevant articles about the serum B-ALP detection in the diagnosis of osseous metastases in patients with malignant carcinomas...
November 2014: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Lin Wang, Paul Park, Frank La Marca, Khoi D Than, Chia-Ying Lin
PURPOSE: We have previously shown that BMP-2 induces bone formation and inhibits tumorigenicity of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in a human osteosarcoma OS99-1 cell line. In this study, we sought to determine whether BMP-2 can similarly induce bone formation and inhibit the tumorigenicity of renal CSCs identified based on aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines and primary tumors. METHODS: Using a xenograft model in which cells from human RCC cell lines ACHN, Caki-2, and primary tumors were grown in NOD/SCID mice, renal CSCs were identified as a subset of ALDH(br) cells...
June 2015: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Jose M Ruiz-Morales, Rita Dorantes-Heredia, Fredy Chable-Montero, Sara Vazquez-Manjarrez, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez, Daniel Motola-Kuba
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary tumor of the liver and is the fifth most common cancer in the world; its incidence has been increasing in recent years. Extrahepatic spread is present at the time of diagnosis in only about 5 to 15% of patients. Skeletal metastasis of HCC occurs less frequently compared with other cancers and is considered a rare primary form of presentation. We report two cases of unsuspected HCC presenting with multiple bone lesions as the initial presentation. The first patient was a 76-year-old man with symptoms of fatigue and back pain...
November 2014: Annals of Hepatology
Klaus Jung, Michael Lein
Bone metastases are characterized by increased osteoblastic and/or osteolytic processes depending on the tumor type. The altogether destructive effect of metastasis formation promoted by increased metabolic activity raises the release of components from the osseous metabolism into the blood stream. These components are either enzymes directly involved in the alteration processes, metabolites/proteins that develop during this or bone matrix proteins released during this. These biomarkers are categorized in relation to their involvement in the bone formation or resorption as bone formation and resorption markers...
December 2014: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Miji Lee, Joon Seon Song, Sung-Min Chun, Jeong Hyun Lee, Suk Ho Hong, Kyung-Ja Cho
The most commonly encountered fibro-osseous lesions of the skull bone are fibrous dysplasia and ossifying fibroma. Two cases of a unique "protuberant fibro-osseous lesion of the temporal bone" were first described by Selesnick and colleagues in 1999, and 2 further cases were reported in 2010 under the name "Bullough lesion". We recently found 2 new cases of this rare entity. Two Korean female patients aged 70 and 54 years presented with slow growing postauricular masses without pain or tenderness for 6 and 7 years, respectively...
November 2014: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Yahya Daneshbod, Pooria Ali Nowshadi, Shahrzad Negahban, Azita Aledavood, Mani Ramzi, Sara Fanaie, Gholamreza Bedayat, L Jeffrey Medeiros
INTRODUCTION: Solitary osseous plasmacytoma rarely involves the distal extremities. We report a case and provide a brief review of the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 64-year-old man who presented with swelling, mild pain and a deformed right index finger. The workup led to the diagnosis of solitary osseous plasmacytoma and the patient eventually required amputation of his finger. With clinical follow-up, the disease spread to regional lymph nodes and subsequently the patient developed systemic involvement and received chemotherapy...
September 2014: Journal of Clinical Pathology
Zile Singh Kundu
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary osseous malignancy excluding malignant neoplasms of marrow origin (myeloma, lymphoma and leukemia) and accounts for approximately 20% of bone cancers. It predominantly affects patients younger than 20 years and mainly occurs in the long bones of the extremities, the most common being the metaphyseal area around the knee. These are classified as primary (central or surface) and secondary osteosarcomas arising in preexisting conditions. The conventional plain radiograph is the best for probable diagnosis as it describes features like sun burst appearance, Codman's triangle, new bone formation in soft tissues along with permeative pattern of destruction of the bone and other characteristics for specific subtypes of osteosarcomas...
May 2014: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
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