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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431708/extramedullary-plasmacytoma-arising-from-the-anterior-mediastinum
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Kiyoshi Sato, Satoshi Fumimoto, Takehisa Fukada, Yoshio Ichihashi, Kaoru Ochi, Hidetoshi Satomi, Takuya Morita, Nobuharu Hanaoka, Yoshikatsu Okada, Takahiro Katsumata
Plasmacytomas are a localized proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow and soft tissue. Extramedullary plasmacytomas are rare and typically solitary plasma cell neoplasms originating from extraosseous organs and tissues. A 31-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a rapidly growing abnormal shadow on a chest roentgenogram. Chest computed tomography showed that the lesion was located in the anterior mediastinum. She underwent surgery, and the tumor was diagnosed as an extramedullary plasmacytoma...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430954/increased-multinucleated-megakaryocytes-as-an-isolated-finding-in-bone-marrow-%C3%A2-a-rare-finding-and-its-clinical-significance
#2
Majd D Jawad, Ronald S Go, Kaaren K Reichard, Min Shi
Objectives: Multinucleated megakaryocytes are a unique morphologic form of megakaryocytes characterized by multiple, distinctly separated nuclei. We investigated whether increased multinucleated megakaryocytes (≥25%) in otherwise normal-appearing bone marrow were associated with the development of a myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and bone marrow biopsy specimens of patients evaluated at our institution from 2011 to 2015 that met all of the following criteria: (1) 25% or more multinucleated megakaryocytes, (2) no other dysplastic features, (3) absence of a myeloid neoplasm, and (4) absence of neoplastic karyotypic abnormalities...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428103/characteristics-and-clinical-implications-of-reactive-germinal-centers-in-the-bone-marrow
#3
Rose Lou Marie C Agbay, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Joseph D Khoury, Alireza Salem, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Sanam Loghavi
Reactive germinal centers (GCs) in the bone marrow (BM) have been described in patients with autoimmune disorders, infections, malignancies and following certain drug therapies, or as an isolated finding without obvious underlying disease. In this study, we describe the clinical conditions in which reactive GCs occur in BM samples, and their topography and accompanying laboratory and ancillary findings in the setting of a cancer center. We identified 32 BM specimens with reactive GCs with an estimated frequency of <0...
April 17, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427520/lymphoblastic-lymphoma
#4
REVIEW
Sergio Cortelazzo, Andrés Ferreri, Dieter Hoelzer, Maurilio Ponzoni
Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) is a neoplasm of immature B cells committed to the B-(B-LBL) or T-cell lineage (T-LBL) that accounts for approximately 2% of all lymphomas. Although histological features are usually sufficient to distinguish lymphoblastic from mature B- or T-cell neoplasms, of greater importance for diagnosis is the characterization of immunophenotype by flow cytometry. LBL occurs more commonly in children than in adults, mostly in males. A bone marrow involvement <25% (or 20% according to WHO) formally distinguishes LBL from ALL...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423984/congenital-amelanotic-melanoma-in-a-crossbred-heifer-calf
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Christine M Winslow, Jason Wood, John N Gilliam, Melanie A Breshears
A large, pedunculated cutaneous mass protruding from the left flank fold and an enlarged left prefemoral lymph node were found on examination of a 3-d-old crossbred Aberdeen Angus heifer. The calf was asymptomatic aside from peripheral lymphadenopathy, and the mass, along with the left prefemoral lymph node, was surgically excised. Histologic examination of the mass and the lymph node revealed a homogeneous population of neoplastic cells that stained positively with immunohistochemical stains S100 and melan A, supporting a diagnosis of congenital amelanotic melanoma with nodal metastasis...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422729/the-relevance-of-a-low-jak2v617f-allele-burden-in-clinical-practice-a-monocentric-study
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Margherita Perricone, Nicola Polverelli, Giovanni Martinelli, Lucia Catani, Emanuela Ottaviani, Elisa Zuffa, Eugenia Franchini, Arbana Dizdari, Dorian Forte, Elena Sabattini, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Francesca Palandri
Since low JAK2V617F allele burden (AB) has been detected also in healthy subjects, its clinical interpretation may be challenging in patients with chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). We tested 1087 subjects for JAK2V617F mutation on suspicion of hematological malignancy. Only 497 (45.7%) patients were positive. Here we present clinical and laboratory parameters of a cohort of 35/497 patients with an AB ≤ 3%.Overall, 22/35 (62.9%) received a WHO-defined diagnosis of MPN and in 14/35 cases (40%) diagnosis was supported by bone marrow (BM) histology (''Histology-based'' diagnosis)...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418282/immunohistochemical-detection-of-hairy-cell-leukemia-in-paraffin-sections-the-role-of-pax5-and-cd103-double-staining-to-improve-specificity-and-sensitivity
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Igor B Rozenvald, Maurice D Richardson, Lenessa Brock, Russell L Maiese
CONTEXT: - In hematopathology practice, abnormal expression of CD103 on B cells is detected by flow cytometry in hairy cell leukemia (HCL) and, in combination with other phenotypic and morphologic findings, provides diagnostic specificity and sensitivity. Immunostaining on paraffin sections makes it possible to perform immunophenotyping in situ. However, normal bone marrow contains CD103-positive cells, which are not B cells, making it difficult to be certain about low-level involvement by HCL...
April 18, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414089/juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia-with-prominent-cd141-myeloid-dendritic-cell-differentiation
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Howard Meyerson, Amad Awadallah, Georgetta Blidaru, Ebenezer Osei, June Schlegelmilch, Rachel Egler, Rolla Abu-Arja, Hilda Ding
Myeloid malignancies showing CD141(+) myeloid dendritic cell (MDC) differentiation have not been documented. Here, we describe a patient with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) in which a prominent CD141(+) cell population was identified most consistent with CD141(+) MDCs based on phenotypic similarity with normal CD141(+) MDCs. Molecular studies demonstrated a KRAS mutation. The findings from the spleen and bone marrow are described. This is the first well-documented demonstration of CD141(+) MDC differentiation of a hematopoietic neoplasm...
April 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409040/a-case-of-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-extensively-studied-by-flow-cytometry-and-immunohistochemistry
#9
Martina Pennisi, Clara Cesana, Micol Giulia Cittone, Laura Bandiera, Barbara Scarpati, Valentina Mancini, Silvia Soriani, Silvio Veronese, Mauro Truini, Silvano Rossini, Roberto Cairoli
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematologic malignancy with aggressive clinical course and poor prognosis. Diagnosis is based on detection of CD4(+) CD56(+), CD123(high), TCL-1(+), and blood dendritic cell antigen-2/CD303(+) blasts, together with the absence of lineage specific antigens on tumour cells. In this report we present a case of BPDCN presenting with extramedullary and bone marrow involvement, extensively studied by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry, who achieved complete remission after acute lymphoblastic leukemia like chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407783/exosomal-transfer-of-tumor-associated-macrophage-derived-mir-21-confers-cisplatin-resistance-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#10
Peiming Zheng, Lei Chen, Xiangliang Yuan, Qin Luo, Yi Liu, Guohua Xie, Yanhui Ma, Lisong Shen
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is frequently used to treat advanced gastric cancer (GC). However, the resistance often occurs with the mechanisms being not well understood. Recently, emerging evidence indicates that tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play an important role in chemoresistance of cancer. As the important mediators in intercellular communications, exosomes secreted by host cells mediate the exchange of genetic materials and proteins to be involved in tumor aggressiveness...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402197/minimal-residual-disease-or-cure-in-mpns-rationales-and-perspectives-on-combination-therapy-with-interferon-alpha2-and-ruxolitinib
#11
Mads Emil Bjørn, Hans Carl Hasselbalch
The therapeutic landscape of the Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) is markedly changing consequent to the development of JAK-inhibitors and the use of ruxolitinib (RUX) in patients with myelofibrosis (MF) and patients with polycythemia vera (PV) who develop refractoriness or intolerance to hydroxyurea. The use of Interferon-alpha2 (IFN) is rapidly expanding in several countries, based upon favourable safety and efficacy profiles in several single-arm studies during the last 30 years, displaying complete hematological remissions in a large proportion of patients, a reduction in the JAK2V617 F and CALR mutational burden and in a subset of patients with PV with normalisation of the bone marrow after long-term treatment - even being sustained for several years after discontinuation of IFN...
April 12, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393977/-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-with-complete-clinical-remission-with-chemotherapy-and-central-nervous-system-relapse-report-of-one-case
#12
Loreto Contreras, Loreto Mercado, Carolina Delgado, Claudia Cabezas, Laksmi Starke, Mónica Romero, Fernando Ibieta, Mauricio Henríquez, Mauricio Chandia
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare, clinically aggressive hematologic malignancy that most commonly manifests as cutaneous lesions with or without bone marrow involvement and leukemic dissemination. The demonstration of tumor cells with the characteristic immunophenotype with expression of CD56, generally CD4 and dendritic cell antigens (CD123, cyTCL-1, HLA-DR), in the absence of myeloid or lymphoid lineage markers is required for the diagnosis. Responses to chemotherapy are initially satisfactory, with frequent systemic and central nervous system relapses...
January 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391186/dual-channel-active-contour-model-for-megakaryocytic-cell-segmentation-in-bone-marrow-trephine-histology-images
#13
Tzu-Hsi Song, Victor Sanchez, Hesham ElDaly, Nasir Rajpoot
Assessment of morphological features of megakaryocytes (special kind of cells) in bone marrow trephine biopsies play an important role in the classification of different subtypes of Philadelphia-chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (Ph-negative MPNs). In order to aid hematopathologists in the study of megakaryocytes, we propose a novel framework that can efficiently delineate the nuclei and cytoplasm of these cells in digitized images of bone marrow trephine biopsies. The framework first employs a supervised machine learning approach that utilizes color and texture features to delineate megakaryocytic nuclei...
April 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390197/hdac8-overexpression-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-jak2-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-a-new-therapeutic-target
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Teresa L Ramos, Luis Ignacio Sánchez-Abarca, Alba Redondo, Ángel Hernández-Hernández, Antonio M Almeida, Noemí Puig, Concepción Rodríguez, Rebeca Ortega, Silvia Preciado, Ana Rico, Sandra Muntión, José Ramón González Porras, Consuelo Del Cañizo, Fermín Sánchez-Guijo
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are involved in epigenetic modulation and their aberrant expression has been demonstrated in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). HDAC8 inhibition has been shown to inhibit JAK2/STAT5 signaling in hematopoietic cells from MPN. Nevertheless, the role of HDAC8 expression in bone marrow-mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSC) has not been assessed. In the current work we describe that HDAC8 is significantly over-expressed in MSC from in JAK-2 positive MPN compared to those from healthy-donors (HD-MSC)...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388273/musculoskeletal-imaging-findings-of-hematologic-malignancies
#15
Shannon M Navarro, George R Matcuk, Dakshesh B Patel, Matthew Skalski, Eric A White, Anderanik Tomasian, Aaron J Schein
Hematologic malignancies comprise a set of prevalent yet clinically diverse diseases that can affect every organ system. Because blood components originate in bone marrow, it is no surprise that bone marrow is a common location for both primary and metastatic hematologic neoplasms. Findings of hematologic malignancy can be seen with most imaging modalities including radiography, computed tomography (CT), technetium 99m ((99m)Tc) methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scanning, fluorine 18 ((18)F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
April 7, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386358/dnmt3a-haploinsufficiency-cooperates-with-oncogenic-kras-to-promote-an-early-onset-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#16
Yuan-I Chang, Guangyao Kong, Erik A Ranheim, Po-Shu Tu, Yi-Shan Yu, Jing Zhang
Mutations in DNA methyltransferase 3A (DNMT3A) are prevalent in various myeloid and lymphoid malignancies. The most common DNMT3A R882 mutations inhibit methyltransferase activity of the remaining wild-type DNMT3A proteins at a heterozygous state due to their dominant-negative activity. Reports and COSMIC database analysis reveal significantly different frequencies of R882 mutations in myeloid versus T-cell malignancies, inspiring us to investigate whether downregulation of DNMT3A regulates malignancies of different lineages in a dose-dependent manner...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381690/18f-fdg-pet-ct-is-effective-in-distinguishing-myelofibrosis-due-to-bone-marrow-infiltration-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-from-triple-negative-primary-myelofibrosis
#17
Takuma Kumagai, Yoko Satoh, Megumi Koshiishi, Saori Ooishi, Yuki Sueki, Kei Nakajima, Toru Mitsumori, Keita Kirito
Although myelofibrosis is mainly associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), especially primary myelofibrosis (PMF), a variety of hematological malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia, multiple myeloma and malignant lymphoma, also cause myelofibrosis with markedly varying degrees of severity. Thus, it is extremely important to accurately diagnose the underlying diseases that cause fibrosis in bone marrow. Analyses of JAK2, MPL and calreticulin gene mutations are useful for distinguishing MPN from other diseases, since 90% of MPN patients have a mutation in one of these genes...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381142/crystal-storing-histiocytosis
#18
Preithy Uthamalingam, Sangita Mehta
Crystal-storing histiocytosis (CSH) is a rare histiocytic lesion, most often described in association with lymphoid malignancies, especially plasma cell myeloma or lymphomas associated with monoclonal gammopathy. A few cases have also been described in patients without an underlying lymphoid/plasmacytic neoplasm. The histiocytes are characterized by intralysosomal accumulation of crystals composed of whole or part of the immunoglobulin molecule. The pathobiology is largely unclear. It is a rare phenomenon and the available literature is restricted to case reports and a few case series...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376906/braf-v600e-expression-in-histiocytic-sarcoma-associated-with-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-a-case-report
#19
John L Vaughn, C Eric Freitag, Jessica A Hemminger, Jeffrey A Jones
BACKGROUND: Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare histiocytic neoplasm of unknown etiology that constitutes less than 1% of hematologic malignancies. A few cases of histiocytic sarcoma harboring the BRAF (V600E) mutation have been reported, but this finding has not been confirmed in all studies. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 63-year-old white woman with a history of splenic marginal zone lymphoma who presented with 2 weeks of right-sided neck swelling. Positron emission tomography revealed an intensely hypermetabolic and destructive soft tissue mass in her right skull base...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375434/most-myeloid-neoplasms-with-deletion-of-chromosome-16q-are-distinct-from-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-inv-16-p13-1q22-a-bone-marrow-pathology-group-multicenter-study
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Heesun J Rogers, Eric D Hsi, Guilin Tang, Sa A Wang, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Daniel Lubin, Jennifer J D Morrissette, Adam Bagg, Durga P Cherukuri, Tracy I George, LoAnn Peterson, Yen-Chun Liu, Susan Mathew, Attilio Orazi, Robert P Hasserjian
Objectives: Isolated deletion of the long arm of chromosome 16 (del(16q)) is rare in myeloid neoplasms (MNs) and was historically considered a variant of inv(16)(p13.1q22) (inv(16)), a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) associated with CBFB-MYH11 rearrangement and favorable prognosis. This study aims to determine clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with isolated del(16q) in MNs in comparison to AMLs with isolated inv(16). Methods: Clinicopathologic features were retrospectively reviewed in 18 MNs with del(16q) and 34 AMLs with inv(16) patients from seven institutions...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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