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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329516/precursor-b-cell-all-leukemia-cutis-resembling-lipomas-an-atypical-presentation-of-a-rare-entity-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Yuan Yu Michael Huang, Melinda Liu, Jennifer S Ruth, Silvia Potenziani, Sylvia Hsu
Leukemia cutis (LC) is an extramedullary manifestationof leukemia owing to cutaneous infiltration ofneoplastic cells resulting in characteristic firm,erythematous nodules. Most cases of LC occur inpatients with acute myelogenous leukemia andchronic myelogenous leukemia. However in rarecases, LC has presented in patients with acutelymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In these rare ALLassociatedcases, only 10 cases of precursor-B-ALL(pre-B-ALL) have been described in the literature.We report a case of a 22-year-old man with relapsingpre-B-ALL who presented with a 4-day history ofmultiple asymptomatic, soft, dome-shaped, lipomalikemounds on his scalp and chin, which exhibitedcutaneous involvement by leukemic cells...
March 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326704/-extramedullary-fixation-combined-with-intramedullary-fixation-in-the-surgical-reduction-of-sagittal-mandibular-condylar-fractures
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Chen Chuanjun, Chen Xiaoyang, Chen Jing
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical effect of extramedullary fixation combined with intramedullary fixation during the surgical reduction of sagittal mandibular condylar fractures. METHODS: Twenty-four sagittal fractures of the mandibular condyle in18 patients were fixed by two appliances: intramedullary with one long-screw osteosynthesis or Kirschner wire and extramedullary with one micro-plate. The radiologically-recorded post-operative stability-associated com-plications included the screw/micro-plate loosening, micro-plate twisting, micro-plate fractures, and fragment rotation...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325354/solitary-plasmacytoma-associated-with-epstein-barr-virus-a-clinicopathologic-cytogenetic-study-and-literature-review
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Jiaqi Yan, Jianchao Wang, Wenyan Zhang, Min Chen, Jie Chen, Weiping Liu
Solitary plasmacytoma (SP) is an uncommon, indolent tumor of plasma cell neoplasms that presents as a mass lesion in extramedullary sites. Evidence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is frequently associated with various lymphatic and hematopoietic malignancies but is relatively rare in SP. Moreover, it is essential to distinguish EBV-positive plasmacytoma from plasmablastic lymphoma. In this study, we found 4 EBV-encoded RNA (EBER)-positive patients among 46 consecutive immunocompetent patients of SP and compared the clinicopathologic features of these patients with those of the EBER-negative cohort...
April 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324227/intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-in-spinal-intradural-extramedullary-tumors-only-a-prognostic-tool
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D Nasi, R Ghadirpour, F Servadei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322772/extramedullary-gastric-relapse-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-an-adolescent
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Min Min, Yiliang Bi, Yan Liu, Yang Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322099/clinical-analysis-of-40-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-of-the-head
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Wan-Jun Sun, Jia-Jia Zhang, Na An, Men Shen, Zhong-Xia Huang, Xin Li
Objectives To investigate the clinical characteristics, survival and prognosis of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and head extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP). Methods Forty MM patients were enrolled in the study (18 men, 22 women; median age, 55 years). Results Median overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were 24 (5-78) months and 17 (2-36) months, respectively. The 2-, 3- and 5-year OS rates were 51%, 20% and 7%, respectively. The 2-year PFS was 15%. Median OS and PFS in patients administered velcade were 26 (18-50) and 22...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317080/the-critical-role-of-imaging-in-the-management-of-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
Shahzad Raza, Siyang Leng, Suzanne Lentzsch
Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by abnormal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow leading to symptoms of anemia, renal failure, hypercalcemia, and bone lesions. Bone imaging is critical for the diagnosis, staging, assessment for the presence and extent of bone lesions, and initial treatment of MM. Skeletal survey is the preferred initial imaging modality due to its availability and low cost. However, it has poor sensitivity and patients with occult myeloma may escape detection, delaying their diagnosis and treatment...
March 20, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315070/mechanisms-of-resistance-in-multiple-myeloma
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Athanasios Papadas, Fotis Asimakopoulos
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematopoietic cancer that is characterized by malignant plasma cell infiltration of the bone marrow and/or extramedullary sites. Multi-modality approaches including "novel agents," traditional chemotherapy, and/or stem cell transplantation are used in MM therapy. Drug resistance, however, ultimately develops and the disease remains incurable for the vast majority of patients. In this chapter, we review both tumor cell-autonomous and non-autonomous (microenvironment-dependent) mechanisms of drug resistance...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315013/protective-vaccination-and-blood-stage-malaria-modify-dna-methylation-of-gene-promoters-in-the-liver-of-balb-c-mice
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Saleh Al-Quraishy, Mohamed A Dkhil, Abdel-Azeem S Abdel-Baki, Foued Ghanjati, Lars Erichsen, Simeon Santourlidis, Frank Wunderlich, Marcos J Araúzo-Bravo
Epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation are increasingly recognized to be critical for vaccination efficacy and outcome of different infectious diseases, but corresponding information is scarcely available for host defense against malaria. In the experimental blood-stage malaria Plasmodium chabaudi, we investigate the possible effects of a blood-stage vaccine on DNA methylation of gene promoters in the liver, known as effector against blood-stage malaria, using DNA methylation microarrays. Naturally susceptible Balb/c mice acquire, by protective vaccination, the potency to survive P...
March 18, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303067/intraspinal-meningioma-with-malignant-transformation-and-distant-metastasis
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Kenyu Ito, Shiro Imagama, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Yoji Shido, Yoshida Go, Hideyuki Arima, Shunsuke Kanbara, Takanori Hirose, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
Meningioma is typically considered to be a benign tumor. Malignant transformation and metastasis of meningiomas are rare. Moreover, most meningiomas are intracranial, and there are few reports on intraspinal meningiomas. This report aimed to describe the clinical features and pathological findings of a case of malignant transformation and distant metastasis of intraspinal meningioma, with a review of the literature. A 44-year-old man with a bilateral lower limb paresis was diagnosed with an intradural extramedullary tumor of the thoracic spine...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290981/case-report-of-clinical-vignette-osteopetrosis
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John B Moore, Thanh D Hoang, Alfred F Shwayhat
INTRODUCTION: Osteopetrosis is a connective tissue disorder resulting from abnormally dense bone predisposing patients to fracture. The clinical pattern of fractures across time and space as well as suggestive radiographic findings usually raises diagnostic suspicion. Multiple genetic mutations resulting in dysfunctional osteoclasts have been implicated in the pathogenesis of osteopetrosis with variable inheritance patterns. In severe cases, usually inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, the medullary cavity important in the production of normal blood cell progenitors is replaced by defective endochondral bone, leading to pancytopenia and consequential extramedullary hematopoiesis...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288506/hepatic-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-pecoma-a-case-report-with-a-review-of-literatures
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Hyun Jin Son, Dong Wook Kang, Joo Heon Kim, Hyun Young Han, Min Koo Lee
Hepatic perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are very rare. We report a primary hepatic PEComa with a review of the literature. A 56-year-old women presented with a nodular mass detected during the management of chronic renal failure and chronic hepatitis C. Diagnostic imaging studies suggested a nodular hepatocellular carcinoma in segment 5 of the liver. The patient underwent partial hepatectomy. A brown-colored expansile mass measuring 3.2×3.0 cm was relatively demarcated from the surrounding liver parenchyma...
March 14, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286633/successful-intrathecal-chemotherapy-combined-with-radiotherapy-followed-by-pomalidomide-and-low-dose-dexamethasone-maintenance-therapy-for-a-primary-plasma-cell-leukemia-patient
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Yusuke Yamashita, Shinobu Tamura, Takehiro Oiwa, Hiroshi Kobata, Kodai Kuriyama, Toshiki Mushino, Shogo Murata, Hiroki Hosoi, Akinori Nishikawa, Nobuyoshi Hanaoka, Takashi Sonoki
Primary plasma cell leukemia (PPCL) is a rare aggressive variant of plasma cell disorder and frequently presents with extramedullary disease. Central nervous system (CNS) involvement with PPCL has an extremely poor prognosis. We describe a 46-year-old man with PPCL treated with a combination of lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone as induction therapy following upfront allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). Despite achieving a very good partial response, the patient suffered from an isolated CNS relapse 12 months after allo-SCT...
February 23, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281830/imaging-of-musculoskeletal-manifestations-in-sickle-cell-disease-patients
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Vijaya Kosaraju, Alok Harwani, Sasan Partovi, Nicholas Bhojwani, Vasant Garg, Sabarish Ayyappan, Christos Kosmas, Mark Robbin
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary red cell disorder with clinical manifestations secondary to sickling or crescent shaped distortion of the red blood cells. Major clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease include hemolytic anemia and vaso-occlusive phenomena resulting in ischemic tissue injury and organ damage. Chronic sequelae of the anemia and vaso-occlusive processes involving the musculoskeletal system include complications related to extramedullary hematopoiesis, osteonecrosis, myonecrosis, and osteomyelitis...
March 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274470/surgical-outcome-of-intramedullary-nailing-in-patients-with-complete-atypical-femoral-fracture-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Kyung-Jae Lee, Jeong Joon Yoo, Kwang-Jun Oh, Je-Hyun Yoo, Kee Hyung Rhyu, Kwang Woo Nam, Dong-Hoon Suh
BACKGROUND: Management of atypical femoral fracture on bisphosphonate therapy still remains controversy and is reported high rate of complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of intramedullary nailing in patients with atypical femoral fracture who took bisphosphonate more than one year through the multicenter retrospective study. METHODS: We gathered 75 atypical femoral fractures from seven institutions between 2009 and 2014. Among them 46 atypical femoral fractures which met the inclusion criteria was evaluated in this study...
March 1, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274277/the-efficacy-of-resection-of-an-intradural-extramedullary-foramen-magnum-cavernous-malformation-presenting-with-repeated-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Tomoya Oishi, Naoto Sakai, Tetsuro Sameshima, Hiroshi Kawaji, Hiroki Namba
BACKGROUND: Intradural extramedullary cavernous angiomas of the central nervous system are a rare type of cavernous angioma, but they can cause fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage. The efficacy of resection for this type of cavernous malformations remains uncertain. This is the first report to recommend surgical resection of these types of lesions regardless of the fatal condition. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 70-year-old Japanese man who experienced a sudden onset of an occipital headache, followed by bilateral abducens nerve palsy...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270374/the-assessment-of-cd56-and-cd117-expressions-at-the-time-of-the-diagnosis-in-multiple-myeloma-patients
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Funda Ceran, Mesude Falay, Simten Dağdaş, Gülsüm Özet
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between the CD56 and CD117 expressions and the clinical and laboratory findings in multiple myeloma (MM) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis of multi-parametric flow cytometry (MFC) data obtained from the diagnostic bone marrow aspirations of a total of 34 newly diagnosed MM patients were assessed retrospectively. CD56 and CD117 expressions of the patients were compared with their stages and the clinical parameters...
March 8, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267386/extramedullary-plasmacytoma-of-the-lateral-rectus-muscle
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Phillip A Tenzel, Kapil Mishra, Aleza Andron, Robert C Della Rocca, Harsha S Reddy
Plasmacytoma is an uncommon presentation of plasma cell malignancy, especially in the absence of multiple myeloma. Orbital plasmacytomas generally originate from bone, although few cases in the literature report orbital extramedullary plasmacytomas. We present the case of a 68-year-old man found to have a solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma in the lateral rectus muscle without further evidence of multiple myeloma. This case demonstrates a rare presentation for such a malignancy, and a review of the literature highlights the importance of proper workup and close monitoring to rule out multiple myeloma to guide management...
March 7, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261866/morphologic-and-immunophenotypic-features-of-hairy-cell-leukemia-involving-lymph-nodes-and-extranodal-tissues
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Jacqueline M Cortazar, Daniel J DeAngelo, Geraldine S Pinkus, Elizabeth A Morgan
Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a rare B-cell neoplasm that mainly affects bone marrow (BM), peripheral blood (PB), and spleen. Involvement of lymph nodes and extranodal structures is considered infrequent. Herein we describe our institutional experience of nodal (n=10) and extranodal (n=3) HCL over a thirty-year period. Ten patients had prior evidence of HCL within the BM or PB at a median 35.8 months before nodal/extranodal diagnosis (range, <1 to 175 months), and HCL was diagnosed concurrently within the bone marrow of 1 additional patient...
March 6, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259491/does-tibial-slope-affect-perception-of-coronal-alignment-on-a-standing-anteroposterior-radiograph
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Adam J Schwartz, Bheeshma Ravi, Mark J Kransdorf, Henry D Clarke
BACKGROUND: A standing anteroposterior (AP) radiograph is commonly used to evaluate coronal alignment following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The impact of coronal alignment on TKA outcomes is controversial, perhaps due to variability in imaging and/or measurement technique. We sought to quantify the effect of image rotation and tibial slope on coronal alignment. METHODS: Using a standard extramedullary tibial alignment guide, 3 cadaver legs were cut to accept a tibial tray at 0°, 3°, and 7° of slope...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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