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Slavomir Kondoff, Atanas Drenchev, Torello Lotti, Uwe Wollina, Ilia Lozev, Ivan Pidakev, Ivan Terziev, Yavor Grigorov, Serena Gianfaldoni, Georgi Tchernev
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinomas (BCC) located in the sun-exposed regions are a serious therapeutic challenge. Therefore early diagnosis and adequate therapy should be of a high priority for every dermatologic surgeon. CASE PRESENTATION: We are presenting a patient with multiple BCCs, located on the area of the scalp, who had been treated several years ago with electrocautery and curettage after histopathological verification. However, the last few years the tumours have advanced, infiltrating firstly the tabula external and a year later the tabula interna of the cranium...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Vaia Florou, Breelyn A Wilky
Angiosarcomas are rare vascular neoplasms that are among the most aggressive subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas. Surgical resection is often challenging even in localized disease, as the infiltrative nature of these cancers leads to frequent local and metastatic recurrences. Cytotoxic chemotherapy, including anthracycline-based regimens and taxanes can produce significant responses in a subset of patients but durability is limited with most patients ultimately succumbing to metastatic disease. Targeted therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors is usually well-tolerated but prone to development of resistance...
March 8, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Eric R Wagner, Joshua Parry, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Dalibel Bravo, Scott M Riester, Andre J Van Wijnen, Michael J Yaszemski, Sanjeev Kakar
PURPOSE: Revascularization of natural and synthetic scaffolds is a critical part of the scaffold's incorporation and tissue ingrowth. Our goals were to create a biocompatible polymer scaffold with 3D-printing technology, capable of sustaining vascularization and tissue ingrowth. METHODS: We synthesized biodegradable polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds to allow tissue ingrowth via large interconnected pores. The scaffolds were prepared with Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)(PLGA) microspheres seeded with or without different growth factors including VEGF,FGF-2, and/or BMP-2...
March 7, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
Marco Chiappetta, Dania Nachira, Maria Teresa Congedo, Elisa Meacci, Venanzio Porziella, Stefano Margaritora
BACKGROUND:  The aim of this study was to identify prognostic factors in patients affected by non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with chest wall (CW) involvement, analyzing different strategies of treatment and surgical approaches. METHODS:  Records of 59 patients affected by NSCLC with CW involvement underwent surgery were retrospectively reviewed, from January 2000 to March 2013. RESULTS:  Induction therapy was administered to 18 (30...
March 6, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Amélie Osio, Shuo Xu, Morad El Bouchtaoui, Christophe Leboeuf, Guillaume Gapihan, Christine Lemaignan, Guilhem Bousquet, Céleste Lebbé, Anne Janin, Maxime Battistella
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), amounting to 6% of all soft tissue sarcomas, has a slow growth rate, contrasting with a likelihood for local recurrence and a 10-20% evolution to higher-grade sarcoma, or "transformed DFSP" (DFSP-T). At molecular level, the characteristic COL1A1-PDGFB rearrangement, leading to sustained PDGFR signaling, is not linked to the evolutive potential. Here, we studied EGFR, another tyrosine kinase receptor, using laser-microdissection to select the different histologic components of DFSP (DFSP center, DFSP infiltrative periphery, DFSP-T higher-grade sarcoma), in 22 patients followed over 3 to 156 months...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Rosalba De Nola, Edoardo Di Naro, Luca Maria Schonauer, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Michele Battaglia, Maria Grazia Fiore, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Giuseppe Loverro
RATIONALE: PNETs (primitive neuroectodermal tumors) are a family of highly malignant neoplasms characterized by small round cells of neuroepithelial origin. They usually involve bone and soft tissues, and have a higher incidence in childhood. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case report, we describe the obstetric and oncological outcome of a huge mass diagnosed as a leiomyoma in a 39-year-old pregnant woman who complained of low back pain, dysuria, and urinary frequency at 22 weeks of gestation...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Vatsal Khanna, Manikandan Rajan, Trishya Reddy, Naveen Alexander, Parmasivam Surendran
INTRODUCTION: Nodular Fasciitis, also known as infiltrative or pseudosarcomatous fasciitis, is a benign soft tissue tumour of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic differentiation, that was first described in 1955 by Konwaler et al. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This is a case report of a 27-year old male with complaints of a swelling in the right axilla for 2 and ½ years measuring 12 cm × 10 cm. Chest X-Ray was normal. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the right arm and chest showed an irregular mass in the axilla in the muscular-subcutaneous plane measuring 10...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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)
Christian Spurny, Sareetha Kailayangiri, Bianca Altvater, Silke Jamitzky, Wolfgang Hartmann, Eva Wardelmann, Andreas Ranft, Uta Dirksen, Susanne Amler, Jendrik Hardes, Maike Fluegge, Jutta Meltzer, Nicole Farwick, Lea Greune, Claudia Rossig
Ewing sarcoma (EwS) is an aggressive mesenchymal cancer of bones or soft tissues. The mechanisms by which this cancer interacts with the host immune system to induce tolerance are not well understood. We hypothesized that the non-classical, immune-inhibitory HLA-molecule HLA-G contributes to immune escape of EwS. While HLA-Gpos suppressor T cells were not increased in the peripheral blood of EwS patients, HLA-G was locally expressed on the tumor cells and/or on infiltrating lymphocytes in 16 of 47 pretherapeutic tumor biopsies and in 4 of 12 relapse tumors...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
Rebeca Blázquez, Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo, Verónica Álvarez, Alejandra Usón, Federica Marinaro, Javier G Casado
Surgical meshes are effective and frequently used to reinforce soft tissues. Fibrin glue (FG) has been widely used for mesh fixation and is also considered an optimal vehicle for stem cell delivery. The aim of this preclinical study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of MSCs and their exosomes combined with FG for the treatment of incisional hernia. A murine incisional hernia model was used to implant surgical meshes and different treatments with FG, MSCs and exo-MSCs were applied. The implanted meshes were evaluated at day 7 by anatomopathology, cellular analysis of infiltrating leukocytes and gene expression analysis of TH1/TH2 cytokines, MMPs, TIMPs and collagens...
February 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Sokratis Makrogiannis, Fatima Boukari, Luigi Ferrucci
In this paper we introduce a methodology for hard and soft tissue quantification at proximal, intermediate and distal tibia sites using peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT) scans. Quantification of bone properties is crucial for estimating bone structure resistance to mechanical stress and adaptations to loading. Soft tissue variables can be computed to investigate muscle volume and density, muscle-bone relationship, and fat infiltration.
 Approach: We employed implicit active contour models and clustering techniques for automated segmentation and identification of bone, muscle and fat at 4%, 38%, and 66% tibia length...
February 15, 2018: Physiological Measurement
Clémence Delteil, Nausicaa Malissen, Romain Appay, Quentin Magis, Sébastien Aubert, Corinne Bouvier, Marie-Aleth Richard, Nicolas Macagno
Chordoma cutis represents an unusual clinical presentation of a rare neoplasm. The involvement of skin or sub-cutaneous soft tissues can be the consequence of local infiltration or metastasis; the latter may occur several years following the initial diagnosis of chordoma and therefore, may pose a diagnosis challenge when the clinical history of the patient is unknown. The clinical forms, morphology, immuno-histochemical profile and the main differential diagnoses of chordoma cutis are presented here through an anatomoclinical case...
February 12, 2018: Annales de Pathologie
Maria Bautista, Meilyn Muskus, Adolfo Llinás, Guillermo Bonilla, Carlos Guerrero, Jairo Moyano
BACKGROUND: Previous studies of soft tissue infiltration in hip arthroplasty present variable results. The purpose of this study is to identify whether injection of an analgesic mixture improves pain management during the immediate post-operative period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort study compared 129 patients that received peri-articular soft tissue injection with 20 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine and 2 ml of ketorolac (30 mg/1 ml) in 28 ml of saline solution, with 71 patients who did not received injections...
February 13, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Jeremy Michael Brownstein, Amy Jordan Wisdom, Katherine D Castle, Yvonne M Mowery, Peter M Guida, Chang-Lung Lee, Francesco Tommasino, Chiara La Tessa, Emanuele Scifoni, Junheng Gao, Lixia Luo, Lorraine Da Silva Campos, Yan Ma, Nerissa Williams, Sin-Ho Jung, Marco Durante, David G Kirsch
Carbon ion therapy (CIT) offers several potential advantages for treating cancers compared with X-ray and proton radiotherapy including increased biological efficacy and more conformal dosimetry. However, CIT potency has not been characterized in primary tumor animal models. Here, we calculate the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of carbon ions compared to X-rays in an autochthonous mouse model of soft tissue sarcoma. We used Cre/loxP technology to generate primary sarcomas in KrasLSL-G12D/+; p53fl/fl mice...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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
Arun Sasikumar, Ajith Joy, M R A Pillai, Karuna Elza Oommen, R Jayakumar
A 64-year-old woman underwent completion thyroidectomy with upper tracheal ring resection and right-sided neck dissection for papillary carcinoma of the thyroid infiltrating the trachea and was given I radioiodine treatment. Three years later, she presented with hemoptysis. On evaluation, she had increased serum thyroglobulin and negative iodine scan (TENIS). F-FDG PET/CT scan did not identify any site of disease. One year later, Ga-PSMA scan done revealed a moderate focal tracer-avid intratracheal soft tissue; biopsy revealed it to be metastatic papillary carcinoma of the thyroid...
April 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
M Zhao, Y B Wang, Y J Yan, W Wang, G Q Ru, X L He
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics, immunophenotype, differential and diagnostic features of atypical spindle cell lipomatous tumor (ASLT). Methods: Three cases of ASLT were collected from January 2010 to March 2017 at Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital. The clinical and imaging features, histomorphology, immunophenotype and prognosis were analyzed. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to detect MDM2 gene amplification, and relevant literature was reviewed. Results: All three patients were adult males, aged 38, 43 and 54 years, respectively...
February 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Sung-Chan Shin, Hee Young Park, Nari Shin, Da-Woon Jung, Hyun-Keun Kwon, Ji Min Kim, Soo-Geun Wang, Jin-Choon Lee, Eui-Suk Sung, Gi Cheol Park, Byung-Joo Lee
Fillers are products that fill the space in soft tissues of the human body and actively used in the various medical fields. Unfortunately, most of the cost-effective commercially available fillers are synthetic and have limitations in terms of their biocompatibility. Here, we evaluated the possible application of decellularized xenogenic cartilage as a long-lasting material for soft tissue augmentation and compared it with two commercially available fillers Artesense (polymethylmethacrylate microspheres) and Radiesse (calcium hydroxyapatite [CaHa])...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Ichiro Okutsu, Ikki Hamanaka, Aya Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Some long-term hemodialysis patients suffer from multi-recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome because amyloid originating from β2-microglobulin continues to be deposited mainly in the flexor tendons, tendon sheaths and flexor retinaculum during maintenance hemodialysis. These amyloid deposits inside carpal canal (tunnel) tissues increase carpal canal pressure and this leads to compression of the median nerve. When multi-recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome occurs, previous operative scarring of soft tissue may prohibit further enlargement of the carpal canal even if any carpal canal decompression procedure is used...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Yueh-Ling Hsieh, Ming-Ta Lin, Chang-Zern Hong, Hsin-Shui Chen
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effects of percutaneous soft tissue release (PSTR) performed using a blunt cannula on (1) the inflammatory cells-count, (2) expressions of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and (3) substance P (SP) in rabbits with chronic phase of collagenase-induced Achilles tendinopathy. METHODS: Thirty-two adult male New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: (1) collagenase and PSTR treatment; (2) collagenase and sham-operated PSTR treatment; (3) vehicle-only injection and PSTR treatment; and (4) vehicle-only injection and sham-operated PSTR treatment...
October 29, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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