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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868010/clinical-benefit-from-trametinib-in-a-patient-with-appendiceal-adenocarcinoma-with-a-gnas-r201h-mutation
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Celina Ang, Aryeh Stollman, Hongfa Zhu, Umut Sarpel, Bethann Scarborough, Gagan Sahni, Sherri Z Millis
We report the case of a patient with appendiceal adenocarcinoma with mucinous peritoneal carcinomatosis who was treated with trametinib upon identification of a GNAS R201H mutation by comprehensive genomic profiling. The molecular pathology of appendiceal neoplasms is reviewed, and the mechanistic basis underlying the clinical benefit as well as the subsequent course on trametinib that were observed in this patient are discussed.
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831698/utility-of-appendiceal-calcifications-detected-on-computed-tomography-as-a-predictor-for-an-underlying-appendiceal-epithelial-neoplasm
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Tara L Sagebiel, Amr Mohamed, Aurelio Matamoros, Melissa W Taggart, Fred Doamekpor, Kanwal P Raghav, Gary N Mann, Paul F Mansfield, Cathy Eng, Richard E Royal, Wai Chin Foo, Joe E Ensor, Keith F Fournier, Michael J Overman
BACKGROUND: Mucinous appendiceal neoplasms can contain radiopaque calcifications. Whether appendiceal radiographic calcifications indicate the presence of an appendiceal epithelial neoplasm is unknown. This study aimed to determine whether appendiceal calcifications detected by computed tomography (CT) correlate with the presence of appendiceal epithelial neoplasms. METHODS: From prospective appendiceal and pathology databases, 332 cases of appendiceal neoplasm and 136 cases of control appendectomy were identified, respectively...
August 22, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826644/rate-of-appendiceal-metastasis-with-non-serous-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-in-manitoba
#3
Alon D Altman, Georgia Lefas, Laura Power, Pascal Lambert, Robert Lotocki, Erin Dean, Mark W Nachtigal
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate the rate of appendiceal involvement in non-serous mucinous and endometrioid-associated epithelial ovarian cancers. METHODS: The Manitoba Cancer Registry and CancerCare database were used to find all women with non-serous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer between 1995 and 2011. All patients with an appendectomy were then identified, and their final pathology findings were reviewed. Women who did not receive treatment or lacked follow-up were excluded...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756772/giant-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-a-case-report
#4
Sheng-Chun Dang, Ming-Ming Sun, Lu-Lu Liu, Abdul Malik, Jian-Xin Zhang, Yi-Yi Fan, Song Zou, Lei Cui, Jian-Guo Qu, Ji-Xiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma is an extremely rare disease in clinical practice. Here, we report a case of unprecedented size that occupied the entire abdomen of a man. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old Chinese Han man presented with symptoms of abdominal distension. During a computed tomography imaging examination, a cystic-solid mass that occupied his entire abdominal cavity was detected. During exploratory laparotomy, an appendiceal tumor in his abdominal-pelvic cavity measuring 27...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746986/the-histopathological-classification-diagnosis-and-differential-diagnosis-of-mucinous-appendiceal-neoplasms-appendiceal-adenocarcinomas-and-pseudomyxoma-peritonei
#5
REVIEW
Norman J Carr, Frederic Bibeau, Robert F Bradley, Peggy Dartigues, Roger M Feakins, Kim R Geisinger, Xianyong Gui, Sylvie Isaac, Massimo Milione, Joseph Misdraji, Reetesh K Pai, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Leslie H Sobin, Marie-Louise F van Velthuysen, Rhonda K Yantiss
The vermiform appendix is the primary site of several distinctive benign and malignant neoplasms. Some can produce the clinical syndrome of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). A consensus on their terminology was reached by an international panel of pathologists and clinicians working under the auspices of the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International (PSOGI) and this review discusses the application of the PSOGI classification to routine reporting. We discuss diagnosis and differential diagnosis together with implications for patient management, covering low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms, high-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms, serrated polyps, adenomas, and adenocarcinomas...
July 26, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730790/perioperative-systemic-chemotherapy-for-peritoneal-mucinous-appendiceal-carcinomas-treated-with-cytoreductive-surgery-hipec
#6
John Spiliotis, Nikolaos Kopanakis, Elias Efstathiou, Dimitra Vassiliadou, Orestis Argiriou, Athanassios Rogdakis, Christos Valavanis
PURPOSE: To identify the role of systemic chemotherapy in the management of appendiceal malignancies. METHODS: Over a 10-year period (2005 -2014), 52 patients with appendiceal neoplasms were treated at our Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Unit [14 (26.9%) disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis (DPAM), 30 (57.7%) peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis of appendiceal origin (PMCA) and 8 (15.4%) PMCA-I]. All patients (100%) underwent cytoreductive surgery (CRS) & hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), while 20 (38...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695394/cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-moderately-and-poorly-differentiated-appendiceal-adenocarcinoma-survival-outcomes-and-patient-selection
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Travis E Grotz, Michael J Overman, Cathy Eng, Kanwal P Raghav, Richard E Royal, Paul F Mansfield, Gary N Mann, Kristen A Robinson, Karen A Beaty, Safia Rafeeq, Aurelio Matamoros, Melissa W Taggart, Keith F Fournier
BACKGROUND: Moderately and poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the appendix represents an aggressive histological variant with a high risk of recurrence and death. METHODS: Overall, 178 patients with moderately and poorly differentiated appendiceal adenocarcinoma were identified from a prospective database. Clinical, pathologic, and treatment factors were analyzed for outcomes. RESULTS: Diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) identified radiographic occult peritoneal metastasis in 25 (42%) patients...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679331/predictive-value-of-peritoneal-cancer-index-for-survival-in-patients-with-mucinous-peritoneal-malignancies-treated-with-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-single-centre-experience
#8
Andreas Brandl, Sascha Weiss, Moritz von Winterfeld, Alexander Krannich, Mathilde Feist, Johann Pratschke, Wieland Raue, Beate Rau
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the correlation between the peritoneal carcinomatosis index (PCI) and patient outcome depending on the tumour type. BACKGROUND: Peritoneal surface malignancy (PSM) treatment depends on tumour type. Mucinous PSM (m-PSM) is associated with a better prognosis than non-mucinous PSM (nm-PSM). The PCI's predictive ability has not yet been evaluated. METHODS: We analysed 123 patients with PSM treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) between 2008 and 2015...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663356/appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasms-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Walid L Shaib, Rita Assi, Ali Shamseddine, Olatunji B Alese, Charles Staley, Bahar Memis, Volkan Adsay, Tonios Bekaii-Saab, Bassel F El-Rayes
OBJECTIVE: Appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (AMNs) are a rare and heterogeneous disease for which clinical management is challenging. We aim to review the literature regarding modalities of treatment to guide the management of AMNs. METHODS AND REVIEW CRITERIA: We conducted a PubMed search in February 2016 for English-language publications, using the terms "appendiceal," "appendix," "carcinoma," "cancer," "mucinous," "treatment," "genes," "target," "genomic," and terms listed in the articles' subheadings...
September 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655402/mucinous-appendiceal-neoplasms-incidence-diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment
#10
Oana Anisa Nutu, Alberto A Marcacuzco Quinto, Alejandro Manrique Municio, Iago Justo Alonso, Jorge Calvo Pulido, María García-Conde, Félix Cambra Molero, Luis Carlos Jiménez Romero
INTRODUCTION: Mucinous tumors of the appendix are a rare pathology, with a prevalence below 0.5%. Clinical presentation usually occurs during the sixth decade of life, and mucinous tumors can clinically mimic acute appendicitis. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical and demographic variables, therapeutic procedure and diagnosis of these tumors. We analyze the association between mucinous tumors and pseudomyxoma peritonei (PP), as well as the association with colorectal and ovarian tumors...
June 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618350/minimally-invasive-appendectomy-for-resection-of-appendiceal-mucocele-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Sonia T Orcutt, Daniel A Anaya, Mokenge Malafa
INTRODUCTION: Appendiceal mucoceles encompass neoplastic and non-neoplastic causes of a distended Appendix filled with mucus. Appendectomy is recommended when an appendiceal mucocele is identified, incidentally or otherwise, in the event it is secondary to a malignancy. For an intact mucocele, it is critically important to avoid rupturing the mucocele during resection, as rupture of a neoplastic mucocele can result in pseudomyxoma peritonei, or mucin deposits in the peritoneum, which is associated with long-term morbidity and mortality...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599482/an-unusual-case-of-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-associated-with-synchronous-primary-mucinous-tumors-of-the-ovary-and-appendix-a-case-report
#12
Dong Soo Suh, Yong Jung Song, Byung Su Kwon, Sul Lee, Nam Kyung Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Ki Hyung Kim
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease that usually originates from mucinous neoplasms of the appendix and, less commonly, from extra-appendiceal tumors, but it may also be caused by synchronous primary mucinous tumors of the ovary and appendix. The current study discusses the case of a 73-year-old female who presented with progressively worsening indigestion and abdominal distension. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis revealed a large cystic mass with a thin enhancing septa arising from the right ovary and ascites with scalloping of the liver surface...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598731/neoplasms-of-the-appendix-pictorial-review-with-clinical-and-pathologic-correlation
#13
Laura M Leonards, Anokh Pahwa, Maitraya K Patel, Jeffrey Petersen, Michael J Nguyen, Cecilia M Jude
Appendiceal neoplasms are uncommon tumors of the gastrointestinal tract that may manifest with symptoms of appendicitis, right lower quadrant pain, or palpable mass, leading to imaging or surgical intervention. The majority of appendiceal masses consist of primary epithelial neoplasms and neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Epithelial neoplasms-mucinous and nonmucinous types-are more often detected at imaging than NETs due to their larger size and propensity for peritoneal spread and metastatic disease. Epithelial mucinous neoplasms are defined by the presence of mucin, detected at radiologic and pathologic examination...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591173/overinterpretation-is-common-in-pathological-diagnosis-of-appendix-cancer-during-patient-referral-for-oncologic-care
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Mark A Valasek, Irene Thung, Esha Gollapalle, Alexey A Hodkoff, Kaitlyn J Kelly, Joel M Baumgartner, Vera Vavinskaya, Grace Y Lin, Ann P Tipps, Mojgan V Hosseini, Andrew M Lowy
CONTEXT: Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm (LAMN) and appendiceal adenocarcinoma are known to cause the majority of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP, i.e. mucinous ascites); however, recognition and proper classification of these neoplasms can be difficult despite established diagnostic criteria. OBJECTIVE: To determine the pathological diagnostic concordance for appendix neoplasia and related lesions during patient referral to an academic medical center specialized in treating patients with PMP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567182/adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-presenting-as-a-palpable-right-thigh-mass
#15
Marci Handler, Neil Anand, Lawrence Wei, Peter Snieckus
Intra-abdominal and intra-pelvic pathologies initially presenting in extra-abdominal/pelvic locations is unusual. This spread predominantly occurs with infectious processes to sites including the buttock, thigh, and calf. The routes of extension into adjacent anatomically weak compartments include the pelvic outlet, greater sciatic foramen, obturator foramen, inguinal or femoral canal, weak bones, or along nerves and blood vessels. Malignant neoplasms of the appendix, while extremely rare and accounting for only 0...
April 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549831/adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-with-extra-appendicular-spread-clinico-surgical-and-histologic-analysis-of-27-cases
#16
Francisco J Morera Ocón, Bruno Camps Vilata, Elena Muñoz Forner, Clara Navarro Campoy, Javier Gallego Plazas, Samuel Navarro Fos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Appendiceal neoplasms with extra-appendiceal spread may show different clinical patterns with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) being one of them. We analyse the results in a series of patients treated in our centre. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of patients operated on for appendiceal peritoneal carcinomatosis from January 2012 to May 2015. RESULTS: Twenty-seven consecutive patients were included. Median age 63 years (26-73); 14 were men...
May 23, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537568/mucinous-cystadenoma-of-the-appendix-case-report
#17
Dariusz Janczak, Mateusz Szponder, Dawid Janczak, Michał Leśniak, Agnieszka Ziomek, Mariusz Chabowski
Tumors of the appendix are extremely rare and constitute about 0.4% of all tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common benign neoplasm is mucinous cystadenoma, which can be found in 0.6% of all excised appendices and it rarely produces any symptoms. We present the case of a female patient who underwent surgery in the Department of Surgery due to suspicion of an appendicular abscess. On the postoperative pathology study, the diagnosis of a tumor of the appendix (mucinous cystadenoma) was made. Mucinous cystadenoma is rarely included in the differential diagnosis of a non-specific abdominal pain accompanied by non-characteristic laboratory test results and imaging studies...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530777/clinicopathological-analysis-of-patients-operated-for-appendiceal-mucocele
#18
Hasan Abuoğlu, Mehmet Kamil Yıldız, Bülent Kaya, Mehmet Odabaşı
BACKGROUND: The term mucocele refers to the dilatation of the appendix due to mucus, and it is an uncommon disorder with an estimated incidence of 0.2%-0.3% of all appendectomies performed and 8%-10% of all appendiceal tumors. It is often asymptomatic, but may manifest appendicitis-like symptoms. METHODS: Twenty-six patients (14 females and 12 males) were operated on due to mucocele of the appendix. Sixteen patients exhibiting the characteristics of clinically acute appendicitis required an emergency operation...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526814/kras-and-gnas-co-mutation-in-metastatic-low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm-lamn-to-the-ovaries-a-practical-role-for-next-generation-sequencing
#19
Daniel R Matson, Jin Xu, Laura Huffman, Lisa Barroilhet, Molly Accola, William M Rehrauer, Paul Weisman
BACKGROUND Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (LAMNs) are cytologically low-grade tumors of the appendix and are a frequent cause of pseudomyxoma peritonei. They can become a diagnostic challenge when they metastasize to the ovaries, where they may mimic primary ovarian mucinous tumors. CASE REPORT We report the case of a patient with very large bilateral ovarian mucinous tumors and a concurrent minute LAMN incidentally discovered in a grossly normal appendix. A primary ovarian tumor was suspected, but histological analysis of the ovaries suggested an appendiceal origin...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506255/retrospective-study-of-nonmucinous-appendiceal-adenocarcinomas-role-of-systemic-chemotherapy-and-cytoreductive-surgery
#20
Marc Uemura, Wei Qiao, Keith Fournier, Jeffrey Morris, Paul Mansfield, Cathy Eng, Richard E Royal, Robert A Wolff, Kanwal Raghav, Gary N Mann, Michael J Overman
BACKGROUND: Mucinous appendiceal adenocarcinomas (AAs) are the most common histological subset of AAs. Nonmucinous AAs have been infrequently studied. We performed a single-center retrospective study to investigate this histological subtype. METHODS: We reviewed 172 patient records with nonmucinous AAs treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center from Jan, 1990 to Jun, 2015 and recorded patient demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment, and outcomes. Response rate (RR) was assessed semi-quantitatively (response/no response) according to the treating physician's findings...
May 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
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