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Birendra P Sah, Bikram Sharma, Michael C Iannuzzi
We report a case of orbital sarcoidosis in a 66 year old male who presented with one month history of right eye swelling and intermittent diplopia. MRI revealed an enhancing infiltrative soft tissue mass in the inferior aspect of the right orbit and biopsy of the mass demonstrated non-necrotizing granulomas. Chest CT scan was normal and PET scan showed no other organ involvement. He was treated with tapering doses of prednisone over six months. Although relapse occurred while tapering prednisone to 20 mg per day, he responded well to the addition of azathioprine with complete resolution of visual difficulties and orbital the mass on repeat MRI...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
Petra Balogh, Rita Bánusz, Monika Csóka, Zsófia Váradi, Edit Varga, Zoltán Sápi
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malignant tumor of mesenchymal origin and comprises the largest category of soft-tissue sarcomas both in children and adolescents. From a pediatric oncology point of view, RMS has traditionally been classified into alveolar (ARMS) and embryonal (ERMS) subtypes. The anatomical localization of the tumor may vary, but commonly involve the head/neck regions, male and female urogenital tract or the trunk and extremities. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report two challenging cases involving 17- and 9-years-olds males where diffuse and multiplex bone lesions suggested either a hematological disease or a primary bone tumor (mesenchymal chondrosarcoma)...
October 18, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Kelechi R Okoroha, Nima Mehran, Jonathan Duncan, Travis Washington, Tyler Spiering, Michael J Bey, Marnix Van Holsbeeck, Vasilios Moutzouros
Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are both capable of diagnosing full-thickness rotator cuff tears. However, it is unknown which imaging modality is more accurate and precise in evaluating the characteristics of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in a surgical population. This study reviewed 114 patients who underwent arthroscopic repair of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear over a 1-year period. Of these patients, 61 had both preoperative MRI and ultrasound for review. Three musculoskeletal radiologists evaluated each ultrasound and MRI in a randomized and blinded fashion on 2 separate occasions...
October 18, 2016: Orthopedics
Mario Migliario, Manuela Rizzi, Alberta Greco Lucchina, Filippo Renò
The gold standard to arrange impacted teeth in the dental arch is represented by a surgical approach followed by orthodontic traction force application. In the literature, many surgical approaches are proposed to reach such a scope. The aim of the present study is to demonstrate how laser technique could positively assist surgical approaches.Study population was composed by 16 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment of 20 impacted teeth. In 10 patients (population A) surgical exposure of the impacted teeth was performed using a 980 nm diode laser, while in the other 10 patients (population B), surgical incision was performed using a traditional lancet...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Garrett C Lowe, Oluwakemi Onajin, Christian L Baum, Clark C Otley, Christopher J Arpey, Randall K Roenigk, Jerry D Brewer
BACKGROUND: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a soft tissue tumor with slow infiltrative growth and local recurrence if inadequately excised. OBJECTIVE: To compare long-term outcomes after Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) and wide local excision (WLE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records of patients with DFSP surgically treated with WLE or MMS from January 1955 through March 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Mean follow-up for patients treated with MMS (n = 67) and WLE (n = 91) was 4...
October 4, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Tamara Z Vern-Gross, Daniel J Indelicato, Julie A Bradley, Ronny L Rotondo
PURPOSE: To report on the patterns of failure in children with rhabdomyosarcoma treated with proton therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between February 2007 and November 2013, 66 children with a median age of 4.1 years (range, 0.6-15.3 years) diagnosed with nonmetastatic rhabdomyosarcoma were treated with proton therapy. Clinical target volume 1 was defined as the prechemotherapy tumor plus a 1-cm anatomically constrained margin. Clinical target volume 2 was defined as the postchemotherapy tumor (or tumor bed) plus a 0...
August 30, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Ying Yuan, Jingbo Wang, Yingwei Wu, Guojun Li, Xiaofeng Tao
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to identify the preoperative computed tomographic (CT) characteristics most efficient in predicting overall survival (OS) of patients with maxillary cancer (MC). METHODS: A retrospective review of CT images was performed in 115 patients with histopathologically confirmed primary MC from January 2005 to December 2013, who were classified into 2 subtypes (epithelial and non-epithelial) according to tissue of origin. The prognostic value of CT characteristics for OS was determined firstly through univariate Kaplan-Meier survival estimates with log-rank tests...
October 10, 2016: BMC Cancer
Bibhas Saha Dalal, Piyabi Sarkar, Namrata Maity, Sayed Mahmood Nadeem
Soft tissue amyloidoma with features similar to plasmacytoma, in absence of systemic amyloidosis, is an extremely rare finding. We hereby report the case of a 77 year old man who presented with a painless, nodular swelling on chest wall, diagnosed as soft tissue amyloidoma with plasma cell infiltration. Congo red staining was done to prove the presence of amyloid which showed characteristic "apple-green" birefringence on polarized microscopy. The plasma cells were monoclonal in origin as demonstrated by serum protein and immunofixation electrophoresis...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Lester D R Thompson, Hannah B Herrera, Sean K Lau
Carcinomas arising from thyroglossal duct remnant cysts (TGDCs) are rare, without well-defined management and staging criteria. All TGDCs (n = 685) diagnosed between 2005 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed, with 22 carcinomas identified (3.2 % incidence). Twenty-two patients (17 females, 5 males), aged 12-64 years (mean 39.9 years; median 39 years) were identified. An anterior, superior midline neck mass was the presenting symptom in all patients. A cancer diagnosis [all papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)] was made after the Sistrunk procedure (SP), with a Bethesda Category V or VI classification preoperatively by fine needle aspiration in 5 of 12 cases tested...
October 4, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
Tao Li, Tao Liu, Zhensong Jiang, Xingang Cui, Jianmin Sun
The present study examined the histopathological and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of pyogenic, brucella and tuberculous spondylitis (PS, BS and TS, respectively). A total of 22 PS, 20 BS and 20 TS patients were included in the study. Histopathological examination was used to assess the lesion structure and composition, and the MRI observation identified the lesion location and signal features. The following histopathological and MRI features were identified significantly more in patients with PS than in patients with BS and TS: Predominant neutrophil infiltration, abnormal intervertebral disk signal, lesions on the ventral and lateral sides of the vertebral bodies, and thick and irregular abscess walls...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Cancan Xu, Yihui Huang, Gerardo Yepez, Zi Wei, Fuqiang Liu, Alejandro Bugarin, Liping Tang, Yi Hong
Conductive biodegradable materials are of great interest for various biomedical applications, such as tissue repair and bioelectronics. They generally consist of multiple components, including biodegradable polymer/non-degradable conductive polymer/dopant, biodegradable conductive polymer/dopant or biodegradable polymer/non-degradable inorganic additives. The dopants or additives induce material instability that can be complex and possibly toxic. Material softness and elasticity are also highly expected for soft tissue repair and soft electronics...
September 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ali Firat Sarp, Yeliz Pekcevik
Lipomatosis of the nerve, also known as fibrolipomatous hamartoma, is characterized by the infiltration of the nerve by fibro-fatty tissue. The affected nerve becomes thicker, and it simulates a mass lesion. Lipomatosis usually affects the median nerve and lipomatosis of the sciatic nerve is extremely rare. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the key to diagnosis, and it is usually pathognomonic. In this report, MRI and diffusion-weighted MRI findings of a case of a giant sciatic nerve lipomatosis without macrodactyly are presented...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
Laura M Fluke, Ryan D Restrepo, Shyam Patel, Benjamin D Hoagland, Lori M Krevetski, Jacob T Stephenson
BACKGROUND: Full-thickness soft tissue defects from congenital absence or traumatic loss are difficult to surgically manage. Healing requires cell migration, organization of an extracellular matrix, inflammation, and wound coverage. PLCL (70:30 lactide:caprolactone, Purac), poly(propylene glycol) nanofibrous scaffolds enhance cell infiltration in vitro. This study compares strength and tissue ingrowth of aligned and unaligned nanofibrous scaffolds to absorbable and permanent meshes. We hypothesize that PLCL nanofibrous grafts will provide strength necessary for physiological function while serving as a scaffold to guide native tissue regeneration in vivo...
October 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Scott M Thompson, Krzysztof R Gorny, Danielle E Jondal, Karen L Rech, Samir Mardini, David A Woodrum
A 17-year-old previously healthy female presented with a progressive soft tissue infiltrative process involving the neck and thorax. Extensive diagnostic evaluation including multiple imaging, laboratory, and biopsy studies was nondiagnostic. Due to an urgent need to establish a diagnosis and several previous nondiagnostic biopsies, she was referred to interventional radiology for MRI-guided wire localization immediately prior to open surgical biopsy. Under general anesthesia, wires were placed in the areas of increased T2 signal within the bilateral splenius capitis muscles using intermittent MRI-guidance followed by immediate surgical biopsy down to the wires...
September 19, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Khin Thway, Dirk C Strauss, Dorte Wren, Cyril Fisher
Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a soft tissue tumor of intermediate biologic potential and uncertain differentiation that most frequently occurs in the superficial extremities of children and young adults. It is histologically typified by nodules of ovoid to spindle cells with pseudoangiomatoid spaces and a surrounding dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, desmin expression in about 50%, and association with EWSR1-CREB1, EWSR1-ATF1 or FUS-ATF1 gene fusions. The diagnosis still poses a challenge because AFH may not display all classic features, can show a variety of unusual histologic findings and lacks a specific immunoprofile...
September 3, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Mana Fukushima, Inga-Marie Schaefer, Christopher D M Fletcher
Myolipoma of soft tissue, which was first described by Meis and Enzinger (1991), is a rare benign neoplasm characterized by the admixture of mature adipocytes and well-differentiated smooth muscle cells. Recently, cytogenetic alteration of the HMGA2 gene has been reported in 2 myolipomas. We present the clinicopathologic features of 34 cases of myolipoma of soft tissue, study immunoreactivity for HMGA2, and review the previous literature. In our series, there were 32 women and 2 men, with age at presentation ranging from 35 to 94 years (median, 55 y)...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Americo Testa, Rosangela Giannuzzi, Valeria De Biasio
BACKGROUND: Myonecrosis can rapidly develop in soft tissue necrotizing infections, often with initial sparing of the skin. Despite the improvements in management of necrotizing soft tissue infections, mortality remains high, according to the location, microbial agents and comorbidities, ranging between 17 and 46 %. A prompt diagnosis represents the greatest challenge for the emergency physician. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a patient with a history of hypertension and arrhythmia who developed nonclostridial necrotizing fasciitis with extensive myonecrosis, after articular infiltration procedure...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Ronald Tan, Joanne Martires, Nader Kamangar
Fibrosing mediastinitis is a rare condition defined by the presence of fibrotic mediastinal infiltrates that obliterate normal fat planes. It is a late complication of a previous granulomatous infection, such as histoplasmosis or tuberculosis (TB). Due to its rarity, fibrosing mediastinitis is often under-recognized, and the clinical presentation is variable and dependent on the extent of infiltration or encasement of structures within the mediastinum. We present a case of fibrosing mediastinitis in a man with a prior history of TB, who presented with progressive dyspnea and was found to have chronic mediastinal soft tissue opacities and pulmonary hypertension...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Mary Beth Wade, Eric Rodenberg, Umesh Patel, Bhavin Shah, Matthew L Becker
Degradable poly(ester urea)s (PEU)s were electrospun into nanofiber sheets and assessed for their potential to be used in soft tissue repair. The level of residual solvent was measured and the effects of ethylene oxide and electron beam sterilization techniques on molecular mass, mass distribution, and morphology were quantified. Two PEU compositions that formed stable nanofiber sheets were advanced into a pilot study in vitro and in vivo as candidate materials for hernia repair. Cell viability, spreading, proliferation, and migration were examined in vitro...
October 10, 2016: Biomacromolecules
Marcella Tazzari, Valentina Indio, Barbara Vergani, Loris De Cecco, Francesca Rini, Tiziana Negri, Chiara Camisaschi, Marco Fiore, Silvia Stacchiotti, G Paolo Dagrada, Paolo G Casali, Alessandro Gronchi, Annalisa Astolfi, Maria A Pantaleo, Antonello Villa, Claudia Lombardo, Flavio Arienti, Silvana Pilotti, Licia Rivoltini, Chiara Castelli
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), although rare, is the most frequent skin sarcoma. Here, we focus on DFSP carrying the fibrosarcomatous transformation (FS-DFSP). FS-DFSP responds to imatinib (IM); however, tumor relapse often occurs. In a series of 21 pre- and post-treatment FS-DFSP samples, the present study explored the events that occur at the tumor site during IM therapy. Gene expression profile (GEP) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) analyses documented the occurrence of IM-induced senescence phenotype in the tumor cells and showed the accumulation of activated CD3(+) T cells and CD163(+)CD14(+) myeloid cells expressing the CD209 marker in post-therapy lesions...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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