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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905843/orbital-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans-with-frontal-and-ethmoid-sinus-involvement-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-literature
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Deepti Sharma, Garima Singh, Neha Kakkar, Vidya Jha
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a soft tissue sarcoma that is dermal in origin. The incidence is <0.1% of all malignancies and 1% of soft tissue sarcoma. Most commonly, it involves trunk (62%) followed by extremities (25%) and head and neck (13%). It is a slow growing tumor with locally aggressive behavior. Here, a 50-year-old female diagnosed with orbital dermatofibrosarcoma developed extra-axial component in right frontal region even on chemotherapy. Hence, the bad prognostic factors are yet to be established in dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883296/multifocal-angiosarcoma-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-case-report
#2
Yosho Fukita, Ikuma Yasuda, Hiroyuki Ishibashi, Tsutoshi Asaki, Seitaro Adachi, Michifumi Toyomizu, Takefumi Takeda, Naomi Suematsu
An 80-year-old man presented to our hospital with complaints of tarry stool and shortness of breath. A blood test confirmed marked anemia. On abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography, neither hemorrhagic lesions nor tumorous lesions could be pointed out. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed multiple erythematous flat elevated lesions, which were about 10mm in diameter, located between the stomach and the horizontal part of the duodenum. Colonoscopy revealed similar lesions throughout the entire colon...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834636/intraosseous-rosai-dorfman-disease-diagnosed-by-touch-imprint-cytology-evaluation-a-case-series
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Avani A Pendse, Sara E Wobker, Kevin G Greene, Scott V Smith, Robert J Esther, Leslie G Dodd
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, also known as Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare benign disorder that primarily affects the lymph nodes. Localized lymphadenopathy is the most common clinical manifestation of this disorder. However, RDD has been described in several extra-nodal sites including the head and neck region, soft tissue, skin, upper respiratory tract, gastro-intestinal tract and central nervous system (CNS). Involvement of the bone is considered very rare, occurring in less than 10% patients...
August 23, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774857/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-metastatic-to-the-mandible-a-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
S M Peters, M A Perrino, A J Yoon, E M Philipone
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare neoplasm constituting less than 1% of all soft tissue sarcomas. It tends to occur in the deep soft tissues of the lower extremities, however approximately 5-12% of cases are primary to the head and neck region. ASPS metastatic to the oral cavity is rare, with only four documented cases in the literature. Here, we present the case of a 29-year-old woman with ASPS metastatic to the mandible. To the best of our knowledge, this represents only the 5th documented case of ASPS metastatic to the oral cavity, and more specifically, the 3rd documented case of mandibular metastasis...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762137/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-head-and-neck-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
#5
Adepitan A Owosho, Cherry L Estilo, Joseph M Huryn, Ping Chi, Cristina R Antonescu
Head and neck high grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (HN-MPNSTs) are rare highly aggressive soft tissue sarcomas that show overlapping morphologic and immunophenotypic features with melanoma and other high grade sarcomas, resulting in diagnostic challenges, particularly in sporadic settings. Recent discoveries have implicated loss of function mutations in the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) components, including EED or SUZ12 genes, as one of the leading pathogenetic mechanisms in high grade MPNST...
July 31, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761758/the-european-society-for-medical-oncology-magnitude-of-clinical-benefit-scale-field-tested-in-infrequent-tumour-entities-an-extended-analysis-of-its-feasibility-at-the-medical-university-of-vienna
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Barbara Kiesewetter, Markus Raderer, Gerald W Prager, Thorsten Fuereder, Christine Marosi, Matthias Preusser, Michael Krainer, Gottfried J Locker, Thomas Brodowicz, Christoph C Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) is a new tool to quantify the clinical benefit that may be anticipated from a novel anticancer treatment. We present here an analysis on the feasibility of the ESMO-MCBS in less frequent tumour entities. METHODS: This study evaluates the practicability of the ESMO-MCBS for metastatic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), soft tissue sarcomas, glioblastoma, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, head/neck cancer, urothelial cancer and ovarian cancer at the Medical University Vienna...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710797/surgical-treatment-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-cutaneous-angiosarcoma
#7
O Trofymenko, C Curiel-Lewandrowski
Cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare aggressive vasoformative neoplasm of the skin with a poor prognosis.(1) The neoplasm preferentially involves areas of head and neck and usually diagnosed in advanced stage.(1, 2) The neoplasm accounts for only 2% of soft-tissue sarcomas in the U.S. and most often affects elderly white males, patients treated with radiation, and individuals with certain chronic lymphatic disorders.(3) Surgery with or without adjuvant or neoadjuvant radiation therapy (RT) is considered the mainstay of therapy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689931/biphasic-synovial-sarcoma-of-the-epiglottis-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Marlene C Wigand, Thomas K Hoffmann, Thomas F E Barth, Johannes Veit
Synovial sarcomas are rare malignant tumors supposed to arise from pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells predominantly affecting the deep soft tissue of the lower and upper extremities in young adults. The occurrence of this tumor entity in the head and neck is very uncommon and hence, timely diagnosis and treatment of synovial sarcoma in this region remain a challenge. We describe the clinical and molecular pathological features of a biphasic synovial sarcoma of the epiglottis, a site where the primary manifestation of this tumor entity has not been documented to date...
July 6, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655993/synovial-sarcoma-of-the-head-and-neck-a-single-institution-review
#9
Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan, Behrang Amini, Michael J Wagner, Erica N Nowell, Alexander J Lazar, Patrick P Lin, Robert S Benjamin, Dejka M Araujo
BACKGROUND: The prognosis and clinical characteristics of head and neck synovial sarcomas (HNSS) are unclear. Herein, we present an update using a cohort of patients treated at our institution. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 44 patients diagnosed with primary HNSS between March 1990 and June 2012. Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) curves were estimated and hazard ratios (HRs) were calculated. RESULTS: The entire cohort's median PFS was 4...
2017: Sarcoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640064/predictors-of-local-recurrence-in-patients-with-myxofibrosarcoma
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Bismarck Odei, Jean-Claude Rwigema, Frederick R Eilber, Fritz C Eilber, Michael Selch, Arun Singh, Bartosz Chmielowski, Scott D Nelson, Pin-Chieh Wang, Michael Steinberg, Mitchell Kamrava
OBJECTIVES: Myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) is reported to have a higher risk of local recurrence (LR) following definitive surgical excision relative to other soft tissue sarcomas. We reviewed our clinical experience treating MFS to investigate predictors of LR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed treatment outcomes for MFS patients treated at our institution between 1999 and 2015. A total of 52 patients were identified. Median age was 65 years (range, 21 to 86 y)...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638588/synovial-sarcoma-of-the-esophagus-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#11
Abtin Doroudinia, Mehrdad Bakhshayesh Karam, Atosa Dorudinia, Payam Mehrian, Farahnaz Agha-Hosseini
Synovial sarcoma is an uncommon soft tissue tumor occurring mainly in the periarticular region of the extremities in young adults. It happens less frequently in the head and neck, mediastinum, lungs, heart, and digestive tract. A 28-year-old man two months after total esophagectomy with final diagnosis of esophageal synovial sarcoma was referred to our Positron Emission Tomography (PET-CT) department for the evaluation of treatment response and further treatment planning. To our knowledge this case is the 11th case of esophageal synovial sarcoma, being reported in the literature...
April 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626490/soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-the-head-and-neck-25-years-of-experience
#12
Juan Francisco Liuzzi, Maribel Da Cunha, Daniuska Salas, Saul Siso, Esteban Garriga
Sarcomas are infrequent and heterogeneous tumours. They represent 1-2% of all malignant neoplasms in adults and between 4% and 10% of head and neck cancers. METHODS: The research was retrospective, descriptive, and cross-sectional. RESULTS: A study population of 62 patients with a mean age of 44 years was obtained; the most frequent location was the soft tissues of the neck (25.3%) and the mean tumour size was 7.1 cm; the most frequent diagnosis was undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (25...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593036/disseminated-and-late-metastatic-disease-from-nasal-pit-leiomyosarcoma-after-radical-surgical-resection-case-report-of-a-singular-presentation-of-a-rare-disease
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Enrico Pinotti, Marta Sandini, Simone Famularo, Marta Jaconi, Fabrizio Romano, Luca Nespoli, Luca Gianotti
BACKGROUND: Leiomyosarcoma of the head and neck is a rare cancer with high local aggressiveness. Radical surgery and adjuvant treatment offer the best chance for cure, nonetheless 5-years recurrence rate remains high. Despite international guidelines are available for soft tissue sarcomas, no recommendations are specifically endorsed for leiomyosarcoma of the head and neck, due to the rarity of its presentation and consequently scarcity of data on long-term outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year old woman, operated 10 years before for leiomyosarcoma of the nasal pit and with negative 5-years follow-up, was admitted to our ward for impairment of the hepatic function...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588708/indolent-growth-of-low-grade-myofibroblastic-sarcoma-of-the-cheek-mimics-benign-lesions-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Tessho Maruyama, Toshiyuki Nakasone, Fumikazu Nimura, Akira Matayoshi, Toshihiro Kawano, Kazuhide Nishihara, Akira Arasaki
Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma (LGMS) is a neoplasm of the soft tissue characterized by myofibroblastic differentiation. This type of tumor has been observed in various sites in the whole body, but frequently occurs in the head and neck region. It typically presents as a slow-growing painless mass, which is often mistaken for a benign lesion due to its indolent growth; however, LGMS is a malignant neoplasm. In the present study, a 43-year-old female presented with a 14-mm LGMS lesion in the buccal subcutaneous tissues of the buccinator muscle...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571584/spotlight-on-landmark-oncology-trials-the-latest-evidence-and-novel-trial-designs
#15
EDITORIAL
Helena Earl, Stefano Molica, Piotr Rutkowski
The era of precision oncology is marked with prominent successes in the therapy of advanced soft tissue sarcomas, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and haematological neoplasms, among others. Moreover, recent trials of immune checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma, non-small cell lung carcinoma, and head and neck cancers have significantly influenced the therapeutic landscape by providing promising evidence for immunotherapy efficacy in the adjuvant setting in high-risk locoregional disease. To speed up the introduction of targeted therapy for cancer patients, novel phase II trials are being designed, and may likely form the basis for the 'landmark trials' of the future...
June 2, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555375/overview-of-the-8th-edition-tnm-classification-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Shao Hui Huang, Brian O'Sullivan
The main purpose of the TNM system is to provide an anatomic-based classification to adequately depict cancer prognosis. Accurate cancer staging is important for treatment selection and outcome prediction, research design, and cancer control activities. To maintain clinical relevance, periodical updates to TNM are necessary. The recently published 8th edition TNM classification institutes the following changes to the staging of head and neck (excluding thyroid cancer): new stage classifications [HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer (HPV+ OPC) and soft tissue sarcoma of the head and neck (HN-STS)] and modification of T and N categories [T and N categories for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC), T categories for oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC), N categories for non-viral related head and neck cancer and unknown primary (CUP), and T categories for head and neck cutaneous carcinoma]...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546722/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumour-of-the-small-bowel-presenting-with-intussusception-and-perforation-a-double-jeopardy
#17
Ananth P Abraham, Joshua Franklyn, Jagan Chandramohan, Pranay Gaikwad, John C Muthusami
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST) are rare soft tissue sarcomas which largely occur in the extremities and the head and neck region. The tumours are aggressive with a high rate of recurrence. Radical surgical resection remains the treatment of choice with adjuvant radiation therapy and chemotherapy still failing to demonstrate a clear benefit. The gastrointestinal tract is an exceedingly rare site for these tumours. We report an unusual case of a young male with an MPNST of the small bowel who presented with an ileocolic intussusception and sigmoid perforation...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544597/metastasis-of-soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-lymph-node-a-cytomorphological-study
#18
Jahnavi Gandhi, Shailee Mehta, Trupti Patel, Amisha Gami, Majal Shah, Dhaval Jetly
BACKGROUND: Soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) rarely metastasizes to lymph node compared to carcinoma. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) carries a pivotal role in diagnosis of metastatic tumor to lymph node. This study highlights the role of FNAC in diagnosis of STS metastasis to lymph node. METHOD: A retrospective study over a period by 4 years carried out. FNAC of enlarged lymph node was performed in patients with STS. Cytology smears were examined in conjunction with clinical details...
May 24, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536208/radiation-associated-peritoneal-angiosarcoma
#19
Chin Jin Seo, Sze Min Lek, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Melissa Teo
Angiosarcomas account for only 1-2% of all soft tissue sarcomas, with the most common site of origin being in the head and neck region. Peritoneal angiosarcoma is an extremely rare tumour and few cases have been reported previously. Presentation of peritoneal angiosarcoma can be very variable, hence making diagnosis difficult. Herein, we review the current literature and describe a rare case of a patient who presented with haemorrhagic ascites, 17 years after radiotherapy for endometrial carcinoma and was subsequently diagnosed with peritoneal angiosarcoma...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512869/patterns-of-head-and-neck-sarcoma-in-australia
#20
Roger H Woods, J Alexa Potter, Jessica L Reid, Jennie Louise, Taryn Bessen, Gelareh Farshid, Susan J Neuhaus
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas affecting the head and neck often require complex management due to the combination of anatomic, aesthetic and oncological considerations. The incidence and patterns of presentation are poorly understood and have not been reviewed in the Australian population. METHOD: This study sourced incidence and demographic data from the National Cancer Registry at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for the years 1982-2009 (corresponding to 97...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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