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Bone and Soft tissue pathology

Robert Foerster, B C John Cho, Daniel K Fahim, Peter C Gerszten, John C Flickinger, Inga S Grills, Maha S Jawad, C Ronald Kersh, Daniel Létourneau, Frederick Mantel, Arjun Sahgal, John H Shin, Brian A Winey, Matthias Guckenberger
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) of the spine provides superior tumor control, but vertebral compression fractures are increased and the pathophysiological process underneath is not well understood. Data on histopathological changes, particularly after salvage SBRT (sSBRT) following conventional irradiation, are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To investigate surgical specimens after sSBRT and primary SBRT (pSBRT) regarding histopathological changes. METHODS: We assessed 704 patients treated with spine SBRT 2006 to 2012...
March 14, 2018: Neurosurgery
Elisa Fiume, Jacopo Barberi, Enrica Verné, Francesco Baino
Nowadays, bioactive glasses (BGs) are mainly used to improve and support the healing process of osseous defects deriving from traumatic events, tumor removal, congenital pathologies, implant revisions, or infections. In the past, several approaches have been proposed in the replacement of extensive bone defects, each one with its own advantages and drawbacks. As a result, the need for synthetic bone grafts is still a remarkable clinical challenge since more than 1 million bone-graft surgical operations are annually performed worldwide...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
A A Yarovoy, O V Golubeva, S S Kleyankina, T V Yanchenko
Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JX) is a benign growth of fibrohistiocytoma range that mainly affects children. The most frequent localization of the tumor is skin integument. Non-cutaneous forms of JX are found in 5-10% of cases; they are manifested as deep lesions of soft tissues, involvement of various organs (oropharynx, lungs, liver, spleen, pericardium, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, bone marrow) including the organ of vision. JX can develop in any part of the eye and its appendages. Taking into consideration how rare this pathology is, its diagnosis and treatment are complicated...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Nicholas Calvert, Jiansha Wu, Sophie Sneddon, Jennifer Woodhouse, Richard Carey-Smith, David Wood, Evan Ingley
Background: Soft tissue and bone sarcoma represent a broad spectrum of different pathology and genetic variance. Current chemotherapy regimens are derived from randomised trials and represent empirical treatment. Chemosensitivity testing and whole exome sequencing (WES) may offer personalized chemotherapy treatment based on genetic mutations. Methods: A pilot, prospective, non-randomised control experimental study was conducted. Twelve patients with metastatic bone or soft tissue sarcoma that had failed first line chemotherapy treatment were enrolled for this study...
2018: Clinical Sarcoma Research
Mehrdad Abdinian, Maedeh Aminian, Samad Seyyedkhamesi
Objectives: Foreign bodies (FBs) account for 3.8% of all pathologies of the head and neck region, and approximately one third of them are missed on initial examination. Thus, FBs represent diagnostic challenges to maxillofacial surgeons, rendering it necessary to employ an appropriate imaging modality in suspected cases. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, five different materials, including wood, metal, glass, tooth and stone, were prepared in three sizes (0...
February 2018: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Lauren A Roller, Ivan Chebib, Miriam A Bredella, Connie Y Chang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical and radiological features of pathology-proven extraskeletal osteosarcomas. METHODS: This retrospective study was IRB-approved and HIPAA-compliant. Our pathology database was queried for cases of extraskeletal osteosarcoma. Tumor location, size, imaging appearance, presence of metastases, and clinical outcome were documented. RESULTS: Nineteen patients met inclusion criteria (age 59 ± 15 (range 28-85) years; 15 male, 4 female)...
March 3, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Chunye Zhang, Yuhua Hu, Zhen Tian, Ling Zhu, Chenping Zhang, Jiang Li
OBJECTIVE: Carcinoma cuniculatum (CC) is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma. We describe the clinicopathologic findings in a new case. STUDY DESIGN: This is a literature review and retrospective study of a case with CC. RESULTS: The clinical and imaging findings of CC are diverse; some cases might be challenging to diagnose accurately by biopsy. This article reports a case of CC that occurred in the retromolar region with involvement of the mandible...
February 3, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
M Bohnsack
OBJECTIVE: Complete arthroscopic decompression of the impinging subspinal soft tissues and resection of the hypertrophic bone formation between the anterior hip capsule and the anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS) or decompression of a hypertrophic AIIS. INDICATIONS: Painful anterior hip impingement and decreased hip flexion following a hypertrophic osseous subspinal deformation. CONTRAINDICATIONS: No clinical symptoms or decreased anterior hip function despite radiological osseous subspinal hip impingement...
March 2, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Gil Graziani, Sigal Tal, Adi Adelman, Chen Kugel, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Alon Krispin
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Post-mortem CT (PMCT) is becoming an essential tool available to forensic pathologists worldwide, but its validity with respect to evidence for legal purposes still requires more comprehensive large-scale studies, comparing PMCT to autopsy. This article compares PMCT and autopsy findings of the head, neck, and spine during a period of five years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 203 cases for which both autopsy and PMCT were performed...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
T Grieser
CLINICAL ISSUE: Both benign and malignant tumours are encountered in the foot and ankle. Due to their rarity, however, diagnosis is often uncertain. Usual criteria such as tumour size, invasiveness or pain fail to differentiate benign from malignant neoplasias. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Plain radiography and-due to the complex foot anatomy-CT are important in the diagnostic evaluation of primary bone tumours. In the case of soft tissue tumours, ultrasonography is used to identify ganglion cysts...
February 28, 2018: Der Radiologe
Uwe Wollina, Andreas Nowak, Georgi Tchernev, Torello Lotti
BACKGROUND: Chronic ulcers of the scalp have a variety of underlying pathologies. In case of cancer patients, a second malignancy must be excluded. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old female patient presented to our department with a large soft tissue defect on the frontotemporal left side. The lesion was about 3 cm in diameter with exposed bone and inflammatory soft tissue on the edges of the defect. About 35 years ago, she had undergone a combined neurosurgery with skull trepanation and radiotherapy for an oligodendroglioma...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Megan K Mills, Bryn Putbrese, Hailey Allen, Sarah E Stilwill
Lymphangiomatosis is an uncommon disease process characterized by multisystem lymphatic malformations that can involve numerous body systems, including organs, muscles, soft tissues, and bones. Involvement of the nervous system is rare and has even been previously described as a site of sparing. We present a case of a 24-year-old female with known lymphangiomatosis, presenting with acute onset of lower extremity paresthesias, weakness, and new urinary retention. MRI of the pelvis revealed lymphangiomatosis of the sacral plexus, which has not been previously reported...
February 21, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Xiaona Li, Zekun Zhang, Mahrukh Latif, Wei Chen, Jianling Cui, Zhigang Peng
RATIONALE: Undifferentiated high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS), originated from bone, is a rare tumor, accounting for 2% to 5% of all primary maligment bone neoplasms. Skip lesion can be found in undifferentiated high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma of bone (UPS-B). However, the direct invasion across the articular synovium to bone has not been reported previously. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report an unusual case of a 65-year-old man complained of a year history of pain, swelling, and limitation of activity in the left knee joint...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Michael A Bohl, Randy J Hlubek, U Kumar Kakarla, Steve W Chang
BACKGROUND: A major drawback to the use of cortical bone trajectory pedicle screws (CBTPS) with traditional posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) grafts is that traditional graft insertion trajectories require a wider posterior exposure. This wider exposure, beyond the limits otherwise required for CBTPS placement, negates a primary benefit of CBTPS fixation. OBJECTIVE: To define an alternative surgical technique for interbody graft placement that, when used in conjunction with CBTPS fixation, permits both minimal soft tissue dissection and optimal graft placement...
February 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
M A Ennouhi, F Choumi, A Boudhas, M Moumine, A Moussaoui
The sinus pericranii refers to a set of clinical presentations that share a pathological communication between the scalp veins and the underlying cranial venous sinus. The nature of this connection ranges from the simple dilatation of the emissary veins, to wide connections through a calvarial bone loss leaving almost the cranial venous sinus in direct contact with the subcutaneous tissue. The authors present the case of an occipital pericranii sinus of intraoperative discovery. Congenital, post-traumatic or spontaneous, this anomaly is most often frontal and located on or close to the midline...
February 15, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Xiao Cheng, Jing-Liang Cheng, An-Kang Gao
Background: Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is typically characterized by painless bilateral and symmetrical cervical lymphadenopathy, with associated fever and leukocytosis. The aim of the current study was to summarize the clinical features and imaging characteristics of RDD, in an effort to improve its diagnostic accuracy. Methods: The study was analyzed from 32 patients between January 2011 and December 2017; of these, 16 patients had pathologically diagnosed RDD, eight had pathologically diagnosed meningioma, and eight pathologically diagnosed lymphoma...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
Georgios K Prezerakos, Parag Sayal, Antonios Kourliouros, Periclis Pericleous, George Ladas, Adrian Casey
PURPOSE: Cervicothoracic paravertebral neoplasms extending into the mediastinum pose a surgical challenge due the complex regional anatomy, their biological nature, rarity and surgeon's unfamiliarity with the region. We aim to define a surgical access framework addressing the aforementioned complexities whilst achieving oncological clearance. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of 28 consecutive patients operated in two tertiary referral centres between 1998 and 2015...
February 14, 2018: European Spine Journal
Sam Sadigh, Preya Shah, Kristy Weber, Ronnie Sebro, Paul J Zhang
The present study investigated the case of a 46-year-old female with primary malignant perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasm (PEComa) of the femur. The patient presented with a 5-month history of right distal thigh pain following trauma. Radiographs of the right distal femur revealed a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion with subtle areas of cortical destruction and soft tissue extension, consistent with an aggressive tumor. A core biopsy revealed an epithelioid tumor with granular cell features, but a definitive diagnosis could not be made...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Junhua Cao, Qi An, Lei Wang
Sarcomas arise from primitive mesenchymal cells, which are classified, into two main groups: Bone and soft tissue sarcomas. We have searched all-important electronic databases including Google scholar and PubMed for the collection of latest literature pertaining to pediatric sarcomas. Latest literature confirmed that these tumors are relatively rare and represent only 1% of all malignancies but they have higher incidence in children. Pediatric sarcomas comprise about 13% of all pediatric malignancies and are ranked third in childhood cancers...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Gurjit S Kaeley, Lihi Eder, Sibel Z Aydin, Marwin Gutierrez, Catherine Bakewell
OBJECTIVE: To describe the growing importance of enthesitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of clinical and imaging methods currently used to assess enthesitis. METHODS: PubMed literature searches were conducted using the terms psoriatic arthritis, entheses, enthesitis, pathology, imaging, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, clinical, and indices. Articles were deemed relevant if they provided insight into the pathology, monitoring, and/or diagnosis of enthesitis in PsA, or if they discussed clinical or imaging indices used to assess enthesitis...
January 6, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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