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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644075/spine-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-metastatic-sarcoma-patterns-of-failure-and-radiation-treatment-volume-considerations
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Andrew J Bishop, Randa Tao, B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Pamela K Allen, Neal C Rebueno, Xin A Wang, Behrang Amini, Claudio E Tatsui, Laurence D Rhines, Jing Li, Eric L Chang, Paul D Brown, Amol J Ghia
OBJECTIVE Given the relatively lower radiosensitivity of sarcomas and the locally infiltrative patterns of spread, the authors sought to investigate spine stereotactic radiosurgery (SSRS) outcomes for metastatic sarcomas and to analyze patterns of failure. METHODS The records of 48 patients with 66 sarcoma spinal metastases consecutively treated with SSRS between 2002 and 2013 were reviewed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate rates of overall survival (OS) and local control (LC). Local recurrences were categorized as occurring infield (within the 95% isodose line [IDL]), marginally (between the 20% and 95% IDLs), or out of field...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632507/tibialis-posterior-tenosynovitis-a-unique-musculoskeletal-manifestation-of-gout
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Peter Shupper, Todd P Stitik
Extra-articular manifestations of gout can present in several ways, including tenosynovitis. We present a rare case of acute tibialis posterior gouty tenosynovitis. An 82-year-old man with a history of well-controlled gout presented with acute onset of left ankle pain, occurring without inciting event. The medial ankle was slightly erythematous with moderate dorsal-medial swelling and mild dorsal-lateral swelling, with severe tenderness to palpation over the medial retro-malleolar region. Range of motion and manual muscle testing were pain limited throughout...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631652/primary-cutaneous-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-scalp-case-report-of-a-rare-variant
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Yasmeen Khatib, Madhura Dande, Richa D Patel, Meena Makhija
Primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma (Bcl) is defined as a lymphoma composed of large cells constituting more than 80% of the infiltrate and absence of extracutaneous involvement after staging investigations. In the new World Health Organization/European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer classification, cutaneous Bcls with large cells are of three types - primary cutaneous large Bcl leg type (PCLBCLLT), primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma diffuse type (PCFCLDT), and primary cutaneous large Bcls other (PCLBCLO)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619973/marjolin-s-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-hallux-following-recurrent-ingrown-toenail-infections
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Wahid Abdul, Barry James O'Neill, Anthony Perera
Marjolin's squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) affecting the toe is rare. Due to resemblance with benign conditions it can often result in misdiagnosis. We report a case of Marjolin's SCC affecting the proximal hallux in a patient with recurrent ingrown toenail infections. A 58-year-old woman with a background of wedge resections for ingrown toenail and distal phalanx amputation for osteomyelitis presented with pain and hyperkeratotic raised ulcer around the proximal phalanx. MRI scan revealed soft tissue mass infiltrating the proximal phalanx with biopsies confirming a SCC...
June 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599446/giant-cell-tumor-of-the-tendon-sheath-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-38-patients
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Chao Wang, Rui-Rui Song, Ping-Ding Kuang, Liu-Hong Wang, Min-Ming Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCTTS), including localized (L-) and diffuse (D-) types. A total of 38 patients with GCTTS, including 31 with L-GCTTS and 7 with D-GCTTS, diagnosed by surgery and pathology, were retrospectively analyzed. All patients underwent MRI examination. Of the 31 patients with L-GCTTS, the tumors were located in the hand and wrist (18 patients), the ankle and foot (10 cases), the knee joint (2 cases) and the temporomandibular joint (1 case)...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591035/a-case-report-of-lymphoid-intestitial-pneumonia-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-oligoclonal-expansion-of-effector-lymphocytes-with-preferential-cytomegalovirus-specific-immune-response-and-lymphoproliferative-disease-promotion
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Przemyslaw Zdziarski, Andrzej Gamian, Grzegorz Dworacki
RATIONALE: Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) is a rare disease with lymphocytic infiltration of the alveolar interstitial and air spaces, sometimes classified as a clonal lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) with high prevalence in patients with immunodysregulation. Although association of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma development with infectious agents has been well described, it is not so in the case of LIP. Attempts to demonstrate an infective cause by direct microbe detection have failed, but association with atypical specific immune response to opportunistic infectious agent has not been studied...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589437/low-grade-carcinoma-ex-pleomorphic-adenoma-diagnosis-and-diagnostic-challenges-caused-by-fine-needle-aspiration-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-literature
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Michael Covinsky, Zhenjian Cai, Manju Ambelil, Jing Liu, Hui Zhu
Low grade carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (LG CXPA) is a rare low grade malignant neoplasm arising from preexisting pleomorphic adenoma (PA). LG CXPA demonstrates no overt cytological atypia, and can be difficult to distinguish from cellular PA. Invasive growth is one of the hallmarks of LG CXPA, e.g., tumor extends beyond the capsule and into adjacent non-neoplastic tissue. However, it is known that capsular and vascular invasion, as well as the presence of stroma-rich PA in soft tissue without a capsule (pseudopodia) can be seen in PA...
June 6, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588684/successful-treatment-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-with-hydropneumothorax-using-corticosteroids-and-immunosuppressant
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Xu-Hua Shi, Yong-Feng Zhang, Yue-Wu Lu
Pneumothorax and pleural effusion is a rare and serious complication of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). The present study reported a case with a history of sinusitis for 20 years, dry cough for three years and exacerbated purulent nasal discharge and recurrent skin ulcers for two years. The patient experienced sudden difficulty in breathing two months prior to presentation. Lung computed tomography (CT) showed multiple bilateral lung nodules and cavitary nodules as well as right hydropneumothorax. Paranasal sinus CT showed soft tissue infiltration...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583764/proteomic-composition-and-immunomodulatory-properties-of-urinary-bladder-matrix-scaffolds-in-homeostasis-and-injury
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REVIEW
Kaitlyn Sadtler, Sven D Sommerfeld, Matthew T Wolf, Xiaokun Wang, Shoumyo Majumdar, Liam Chung, Dhanashree S Kelkar, Akhilesh Pandey, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Urinary bladder matrix (UBM) is used clinically for management of wounds and reinforcement of surgical soft tissue repair, among other applications. UBM consists of the lamina propria and basal lamina of the porcine urinary bladder, and is decellularized as part of the process to manufacture the medical device. UBM is composed mainly of Collagen I, but also contains a wide variety of fibrillar and basement membrane collagens, glycoproteins, proteoglycans and ECM-associated factors. Upon application of the biomaterial in a traumatic or non-traumatic setting in a mouse model, there is a cascade of immune cells that respond to the damaged tissue and biomaterial...
June 2, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582371/clinical-presentation-and-anatomical-location-of-orbital-plasmacytomas
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Bradley A Thuro, Oded Sagiv, Roman Shinder, J Matthew Debnam, Omar Ozgur, John D Ng, Daniel Rootman, Sheeba K Thomas, Bita Esmaeli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and anatomical location of orbital plasmacytomas and assess local control following therapy. METHODS: The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Oncology Database was queried to identify patients diagnosed with orbital plasmacytoma. These patients' records were reviewed for demographic characteristics, clinical and radiologic findings, treatments, and outcomes. RESULTS: Thirty patients from 4 institutions (24 from MD Anderson Cancer Center, 3 from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 2 from University of California, Los Angeles, and 1 from Oregon Health and Science University) were identified...
June 2, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580832/syphilis-gastritis-a-case-report
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Kuan Lai, Nicolas Pinto-Sander, Daniel Richardson, Shanshan Wei, Kang Zeng
Awareness of the spectrum of clinical manifestations of syphilis, especially uncommon changes, is essential for diagnosis and effective management of patients. A 48-year-old Han businessman presented to the ear, nose and throat surgeons with an eight-week history of epigastric pain, a four-week history of a widespread non-itchy rash including the scrotal skin and a one-week history of tinnitus and dizziness. On examination, he was afebrile with widespread lymphadenopathy and a maculopapular rash affecting his trunk and scrotum...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578810/imaging-intra-abdominal-burkitt-s-lymphoma-from-discrete-bowel-wall-thickening-to-diffuse-soft-tissue-infiltration
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REVIEW
Alison C Harris, Kelly A MacLean, Gilat L Grunau, Silvia D Chang, Nancy Martin
Burkitt's lymphoma is a highly aggressive non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma, which often presents with intra-abdominal involvement. The purpose of this pictorial review is to illustrate the various intra-abdominal imaging findings of Burkitt's lymphoma. Extranodal disease at presentation is common, including involvement of the bowel, stomach, pancreas, spleen, and mesentery.
May 31, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574302/clinical-characteristics-molecular-profile-and-outcomes-of-myeloid-sarcoma-a-single-institution-experience-over-13-years
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Varinder Kaur, Arjun Swami, Daisy Alapat, Al Ola Abdallah, Pooja Motwani, Laura F Hutchins, Yogesh Jethava
BACKGROUND: Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is characterized by extramedullary infiltration by immature myeloid cells. Owing to rarity of this disease, the clinical features and overall outcomes are yet to be clarified. OBJECTIVE: To define clinical characteristics, epidemiology, pathologic findings, treatment options and outcomes in MS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 23 patients diagnosed with MS at our institute over a period of 13 years (2002-2015)...
June 2, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570460/lesions-associated-with-calcium-gluconate-extravasation-presentation-of-5-clinical-cases-and-analysis-of-cases-published
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Francisco Javier Pacheco Compaña, José Midón Míguez, Francisco Javier de Toro Santos
INTRODUCTION: Calcium gluconate extravasation is a process, which, while not common, occurs more frequently in neonatal intensive care units. The aim of this study is to present a number of cases of calcium gluconate extravasation, which have occurred in our hospital, and to carry out a review of those clinical cases published in the literature to obtain relevant epidemiological data. METHODS: Data were gathered on the medical histories of 5 patients who presented lesions secondary to calcium gluconate extravasation in our center...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551337/margin-analysis-malignant-salivary-gland-neoplasms-of-the-head-and-neck
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REVIEW
Robert A Ord, Naseem Ghazali
There are no established protocols for the optimum surgical margin required for salivary gland malignancies. Factors including histologic diagnosis and TNM stage have been shown to be important in prognosis and survival outcome and mandate special consideration of margin size. Salivary cancers are treated differently at different anatomic sites and different histologic types show a propensity for major or minor glands. Low-grade malignancies are treated with soft tissue margins of 1 cm or less. The facial nerve is preserved unless infiltrated and encased...
May 24, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549475/kimura-s-disease-affecting-the-axillary-lymph-nodes-a-case-report
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Kenji Kuroda, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Hitoshi Teraoka, Haruhito Kinoshita, Mikio Nanbara, Eiji Noda, Takaaki Chikugo, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Kimura's disease (KD; eosinophilic granuloma of soft tissue) is an inflammatory granulomatous disorder of unknown cause with eosinophilic infiltration that occurs mainly in soft tissue. KD occurs mainly in the head and neck, but development in the axillary region is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old Japanese woman was evaluated for a mass that she noted in the left axillary region. On physical examination, there was a palpable, thumb-sized, hard, elastic, freely movable mass in the left axilla...
May 26, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528117/composite-elastomeric-polyurethane-scaffolds-incorporating-small-intestinal-submucosa-for-soft-tissue-engineering
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Lincui Da, Mei Gong, Anjing Chen, Yi Zhang, Yizhou Huang, Zhijun Guo, Shengfu Li, Jesse Li-Ling, Li Zhang, Huiqi Xie
Although soft tissue replacement has been clinically successful in many cases, the corresponding procedure has many limitations including the lack of resilience and mechanical integrity, significant donor-site morbidity, volume loss with time, and fibrous capsular contracture. These disadvantages can be alleviated by utilizing bio-absorbable scaffolds with high resilience and large strain, which are capable of stimulating natural tissue regeneration. Hence, the chemically crosslinked tridimensional scaffolds obtained by incorporating water-based polyurethane (PU) (which was synthesized from polytetramethylene ether glycol, isophorone diisocyanate, and 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl) butyric acid) into a bioactive extracellular matrix consisting of small intestinal submucosa (SIS) have been tested in this study to develop a new approach for soft tissue engineering...
May 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525423/congenital-infantile-fibrosarcoma-associated-with-a-lipofibromatosis-like-component-one-train-may-be-hiding-another
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Romain Swiadkiewicz, Louise Galmiche, Kahina Belhous, Olivia Boccara, Sylvie Fraitag, Florence Pedeutour, Bérangère Dadone, Jacques Buis, Arnaud Picard, Daniel Orbach, Natacha Kadlub
Congenital infantile fibrosarcoma (CIFS) is a soft tissue sarcoma of infants mainly involving lower extremities and usually developing during the first year of life. At another end of the spectrum of pediatric fibroblastic lesions, lipofibromatosis is a rare benign infiltrative soft tissue tumor that affects children. The authors report in this study a particular presentation with a CIFS surrounded by lipofibromatosis-like areas. The presence of a surrounding benign tumor confused and delayed CIFS diagnosis...
June 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510278/tfg-met-fusion-in-an-infantile-spindle-cell-sarcoma-with-neural-features
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Uta Flucke, Max M van Noesel, Marc Wijnen, Lei Zhang, Chun-Liang Chen, Yun-Shao Sung, Cristina R Antonescu
An increasing number of congenital and infantile sarcomas displaying a primitive, monomorphic spindle cell phenotype have been characterized to harbor recurrent gene fusions, including infantile fibrosarcoma and congenital spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma. Here we report an unusual spindle cell sarcoma presenting as a large and infiltrative pelvic soft tissue mass in a 4-month-old girl, which revealed a novel TFG-MET gene fusion by whole transcriptome RNA sequencing. The tumor resembled the morphology of an infantile fibrosarcoma with both fascicular and patternless growth, however, it expressed strong S100 protein immunoreactivity, while lacking SOX10 staining and retaining H3K27me3 expression...
May 16, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505006/myopericytomatosis-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-11-cases-with-molecular-identification-of-recurrent-pdgfrb-alterations-in-myopericytomatosis-and-myopericytoma
#20
Yin P Hung, Christopher D M Fletcher
Myopericytoma is a benign tumor of concentrically distributed perivascular myoid cells. Its molecular basis and relationship with myofibroma/myofibromatosis and other pericytic tumors are not fully understood. In our consultation/surgical files of over 1000 myopericytic lesions, we identified 11 cases with diffuse dermal/subcutaneous involvement by microscopic myopericytomatous nodules, a phenomenon we have termed myopericytomatosis. Myopericytomatosis affected mostly adults (female:male=8:3; median age, 37 y; range, 9 to 63 y) in the lower extremities (foot/ankle, 5; calf, 3; knee, 1; thigh, 1; neck, 1) over months to 25 years, ranging from 1...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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