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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241101/marjolin-s-ulcer-in-a-20-years-old-split-thickness-skin-graft-on-the-knee-a-case-report
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Iselin Saltvig, Steen H Matzen
OBJECTIVE: Marjolin's Ulcer (MU) is a rare cutaneous neoplasm arising in cikatrical tissue. Due to its typical clinical presentation as a non-healing lesion in scar tissue, the diagnosis can be delayed and even overlooked. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present the case of an elderly woman who developed an ulcerated, exophytic lesion in a split thickness skin graft (STSG) on the lateral aspect of the left knee. Histology showed a radically excised highly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with keratine pearls and a component of basocellular carcinoma (BCC)...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240580/prognostic-significance-of-periadnexal-extension-in-cutaneous-melanoma-and-its-implications-for-pathologic-reporting-and-staging
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Tristan J Dodds, Serigne Lo, Louise Jackett, Omgo Nieweg, John F Thompson, Richard A Scolyer
Tumor thickness is the strongest predictor of outcome for clinically localized melanoma. Therefore, accurate assessment is critical for appropriate staging, reliable estimation of prognosis, and management. When melanoma extends alongside skin adnexal structures more deeply than the main tumor mass (periadnexal extension), it is currently unknown whether the prognosis is more accurately reflected by the deepest point of periadnexal tumor extension or the main tumor mass. This study sought to address this question...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233453/cytological-diagnosis-of-a-rare-case-of-cutaneous-metastasis-from-transitional-cell-carcinoma-renal-pelvis
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Pragya Singh, Sachin Kolte, Gunjesh Kumar Singh
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) arising from renal pelvis rarely gives rise to cutaneous metastasis. Due to the insufficient literature, the exact incidence is not known till date. Moreover, the diagnosis is confirmed on histopathological examination with the aid of immunohistochemistry wherever needed. We are presenting a case of a 70-year-old female with metastatic TCC from the renal pelvis to the abdominal skin, which was diagnosed on cytology alone along with the cell block preparation. We also highlight the important cytomorphological and immunohistochemical features noted, which need to be known to avoid any diagnostic delay...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231248/slurp-1-is-mutated-in-mal-de-meleda-a-potential-molecular-signature-for-melanoma-and-a-putative-squamous-lineage-tumor-suppressor-gene
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Christina Bergqvist, Humam Kadara, Lamiaa Hamie, Georges Nemer, Remi Safi, Mirna Karouni, Nadine Marrouche, Ossama Abbas, Divina J Hasbani, Abdul G Kibbi, Dany Nassar, Yutaka Shimomura, Mazen Kurban
BACKGROUND: Mal de Meleda (MDM) is a rare inherited autosomal recessive genodermatosis characterized by palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) with transgrediens and caused by mutations in the SLURP1 gene. Uncommonly, cutaneous tumors have been found at PPK sites in MDM patients. OBJECTIVE: To study a Middle Eastern family with MDM with both PPK and skin tumors. METHODS: We studied a Middle Eastern (Palestinian) family with clinical features of MDM and cutaneous tumors...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230130/periampullary-carcinoma-unusual-sites-of-metastasis
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Anju Bansal, Varsha Dalal, Manveen Kaur, Fouzia Siraj
Background: Periampullary neoplasms include carcinomas of the duodenum, ampulla of Vater, distal common bile duct, and pancreas. The aggressive course of these neoplasms is attributable to the delay in diagnosis, as patients have no symptoms until advanced stages of the disease. More than half of patients have distant metastasis at the time of diagnosis. The most frequent sites of metastasis are the liver, lymph nodes, peritoneum, lung, bone, kidney, and, rarely the skin. Case Report: We report the case of a 45-year-old female patient with adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of Vater metastasizing to the right parietal skull with overlying cutaneous involvement 1 year after a Whipple procedure...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229574/merkel-cell-carcinoma-an-update-and-review-part-1-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-staging
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REVIEW
Kathleen Coggshall, Tiffany L Tello, Jeffrey P North, Siegrid S Yu
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an uncommon primary cutaneous neuroendocrine cancer. It most commonly presents as an indurated plaque or nodule on sun-damaged skin in elderly patients and is characterized by high rates of local recurrence and nodal metastasis. Survival at five years is 51% for local disease and as low as 14% for distant disease, which underscores the aggressive nature of this tumor and challenges in management. Advances in immunology and molecular genetics have broadened our understanding of the pathophysiology of MCC and expanded our therapeutic arsenal...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225685/retromammary-fat-axillary-and-arm-metastases-from-a-retroperitoneal-leiomyosarcoma-report-of-a-case-with-an-indolent-behaviour
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Walberto Monteiro Neiva Eulálio Filho, Samuel Madeira Campos Melo, Rafaela de Brito Alves, Luiz Ayrton Santos Junior, Danilo da Fonseca Reis Silva
Leiomyosarcomas are sarcomas that originate within smooth muscle cells and generally occur in older patients. These tumours account for 10% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. Metastases occur most commonly to the lungs, kidneys, and liver. Cutaneous metastases may also occur but are usually a very rare and late event. We present a case of a 46-year-old woman who developed subcutaneous metastasis to the axilla, arm and breast after surgical resection of the primary tumour. The patient maintained controlled disease with surgical resections and clinical follow-up, initiating chemotherapy one year after the diagnosis of metastatic disease...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217081/-zosteriform-cutaneous-metastasis-in-melanoma
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V Carlioz, C Faivre, B Balme, H Joosten, T Pradier, F Skowron
INTRODUCTION: Cutaneous metastases are common in patients with malignant melanoma. In rare cases, they are distributed on a dermatome, in which case they are known as zosteriform metastases. OBSERVATION: We report the case of a patient with zosteriform metastasis of a malignant melanoma, progressing unfavourably despite surgical excision and immunotherapy. DISCUSSION: The physiopathology of this condition continues to be poorly understood...
December 4, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214089/systemic-treatment-of-metastatic-conjunctival-melanoma
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Simão Pinto Torres, Teresa André, Emanuel Gouveia, Lívio Costa, Maria José Passos
Conjunctival melanoma (CM) is an exceptionally rare tumor, with a propensity for local and distant recurrence, with the lungs, skin, liver, and brain being the most common sites of metastasis. Recent progress in systemic treatments, with checkpoint inhibitors and targeted therapies blocking BRAF and MEK, has redefined the standard of care of advanced unresectable and metastatic melanoma. Although most trials did not include patients with conjunctival melanoma, its close molecular and genetic relationship to cutaneous melanoma might suggest a similar response to these novel agents...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204392/subungual-melanoma-is-not-so-rare-report-of-four-cases-from-india
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Archana Singal, Deepika Pandhi, Priyanka Gogoi, Chander Grover
Subungual melanoma (SUM) is an uncommon form of acral melanoma that arises within the nail matrix. The incidence for acral melanomas is similar worldwide, however, the proportion is higher in dark-skinned individuals. The subungual form represents approximately 2% of cutaneous non-sun-induced melanomas in the western world and up to 75% in Africans, 10% in Japanese, and 25% in the Chinese. No specific figures are available from the Indian subcontinent; however, the authors could trace three anecdotal case reports published over the last two decades...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204254/gastric-metastasis-from-ovarian-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-a-subepithelial-tumor-and-diagnosed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-tissue-acquisition
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Filippo Antonini, Liboria Laterza, Lorenzo Fuccio, Massimo Marcellini, Lucia Angelelli, Sonia Calcina, Corrado Rubini, Giampiero Macarri
We describe an uncommon case of a patient with a metastatic adenocarcinoma of ovarian origin presented as a gastric subepithelial tumor (SET) and that was diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB). Malignant gastric lesions are rarely metastatic and the primary tumor is mainly breast, lung, esophageal cancer or cutaneous melanoma. Gastric metastasis from ovarian cancer is unusual, presenting synchronously with the primary tumor but also several years later than the initial diagnosis. From an endoscopic point of view, gastric metastasis does not present specific features...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202490/-metastasation-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-ent-area
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Alexander Dellweg, Thomas Mantei
Objectives Our aim was to investigate the metastasis behavior and its prognostic Factor for Survival, with our clinical data. Materials and methods This retrospective study included 29 Caucasians, with a squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in the head and neck region, at our tertiary clinic between 2004 and 2016. All Patients received a Tumorresection and Neckdissection. We used either Ultrasound or Computer-Tomography (conventional or PET-CT) for our preoperative Staging and the Follow-up. The Patients were classified according to metastatic behavior and the corresponding survival rates were determined...
December 4, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197843/carcinoma-en-cuirasse
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Angela Alani, Gerallt Roberts, Olga Kerr
We present a case of carcinoma en cuirasse as a presentation of advanced lobular breast carcinoma. On further investigation, she was found to have metastasis to her liver and bone. We report this case to highlight the phenomenon of cutaneous metastasis. It is important to consider this diagnosis as an initial manifestation of breast cancer, but rarely, it can also be associated with other adenocarcinomas, for example, carcinoma of lung, kidney or gastrointestinal tract.
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194742/highly-variable-clinical-feature-and-course-of-aggressive-digital-papillary-adenocarcinoma
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Kenji Yokota, Michihiro Kono, Kazue Shimizu, Akihiro Sakakibara, Masashi Akiyama
Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma (ADPA) is a rare cutaneous tumor with sweat gland differentiation. Due to the high risk of local recurrence and delayed metastasis, the wide local resection of the primary lesion and long-term follow up are recommended for ADPA. Here, we report two cases of ADPA. Case 1 had a blue-gray nodule on the tip of the right middle finger. Case 2 had had a papule on the dorsal side of the left ring finger for 13 years. In both cases, papillary proliferations of the tumor cells showed multilobular adenomatous structures with back-to-back patterns characteristic of ADPA...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194279/cutaneous-metastases-of-the-glioma
#15
Hao Chang, Yasuo Ding, Peng Wang, Qing Wang, Yuchang Lin, Bing Li
Low grade glioma (LGG) is a very common primary brain neoplasm with a very good prognosis and the median survival of patients is approximately 8 years. With the development of current treatments such as surgery resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, the recurrence rate and the distant metastasis rate of LGGs are largely decreased. Extracranial metastases are seldom happened. However, the authors present a pathologically proven patient with scalp metastasis, which was metastasized from LGG occurring site to the surgical scar 8 months following initial craniotomy and chemotherapy...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194095/is-nonmetastatic-cutaneous-melanoma-predictable-through-genomic-biomarkers
#16
Mattia Branca, Samuel Orso, Roberto C Molinari, Haotian Xu, Stéphane Guerrier, Yuming Zhang, Nabil Mili
Cutaneous melanoma is a highly aggressive skin cancer whose treatment and prognosis are critically affected by the presence of metastasis. In this study, we address the following issue: which gene transcripts and what kind of interactions between them can allow to predict nonmetastatic from metastatic melanomas with a high level of accuracy? We carry out a meta-analysis on the first gene expression set of the Leeds melanoma cohort, as made available online on 11 May 2016 through the ArrayExpress platform with MicroArray Gene Expression number 4725...
November 29, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185395/pd-l1-expression-in-tumor-metastasis-is-different-between-uveal-melanoma-and-cutaneous-melanoma
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Asad Javed, David Arguello, Curtis Johnston, Zoran Gatalica, Mizue Terai, Ryan M Weight, Marlana Orloff, Michael J Mastrangelo, Takami Sato
AIM: To compare PD-L1 expression between metastatic uveal melanoma (MUM) and metastatic cutaneous melanoma (MCM). MATERIALS & METHODS: A total of 295 MCM and 78 MUM specimens were analyzed for tumor cell PD-L1 expression. Additionally, 91 MCM and 45 MUM specimens were analyzed for PD-1 expression on tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. RESULTS:  A total of 77/295 (26.1%) MCM specimens expressed PD-L1 as compared to 4/78 (5.1%) MUM specimens (p < 0...
December 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184882/cutaneous-metastasis-a-rare-phenomenon-of-colorectal-cancer
#18
Dan Yang Wang, Feng Ye, Jian Jiang Lin, Xiao Xu
Cutaneous metastases from colorectal cancer are extremely rare and generally appear several years after diagnosis or resection of the primary tumor. Although this phenomenon is uncommon, it is very important and often indicates a poor prognosis. We present a case of a 76-year-old female patient with multiple cutaneous metastatic nodules on the back, just 1 month after resection of rectal cancer. Unfortunately, the patient gave up the follow-up treatment due to her age and poor physical condition; she died 3 months later...
November 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180096/differentiating-merkel-cell-carcinoma-of-lymph-nodes-without-a-detectable-primary-skin-tumor-from-other-metastatic-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-the-electhip-criteria
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Thibault Kervarrec, Julia Zaragoza, Pauline Gaboriaud, Amélie Le Gouge, Agnès Beby-Defaux, Yannick Le Corre, Eva Hainaut-Wierzbiecka, Francois Aubin, Guido Bens, Patrick Michenet, Hervé Maillard, Antoine Touzé, Mahtab Samimi, Serge Guyétant
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma MCC) can present as a cutaneous tumor or a lymph node without primary tumor MCCWP). MCCWP can be misinterpreted on histologic examination as lymph node metastasis LNM) from other neuroendocrine carcinomas LNMNECs). However, this distinction is crucial for therapeutic management. OBJECTIVE: To determine the discriminative criteria for differential diagnosis between MCCWP, LNM from cutaneous MCC and LNMNECs. METHODS: Clinical, morphologic, immunohistochemical data expression of cytokeratin AE1/AE3, 7, 19, 20; chromogranin A, thyroid transcription factor-1 [TTF-1]) and presence of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus MCPyV) immunohistochemistry and PCR) were compared in patients with MCCWP n=17), LNM from cutaneous MCC n=11) and LNMNEC n=20: lung, n=8; thyroid, n=7; digestive tract, n=3; other, n=2)...
November 24, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168152/dermatomyositis-and-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
#20
Ioannis D Gkegkes, Evelyn E Minis, Christos Iavazzo
BACKGROUND: Dermatomyositis (DM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myositis. The principal characteristics are cutaneous rash, muscle ache, and muscle weakness. In the past, associations have been established between DM and malignancy, including colorectal cancer. METHODS: A systematic PubMed and Scopus search was conducted. RESULTS: The median age of the patients was 65 years (range 40-82). The majority were female (17 out of 27, 63%). Adenocarcinoma was the most frequent histological type of colorectal neoplasm...
November 22, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
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