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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321934/an-elderly-woman-with-a-mediastinal-granulosa-cell-tumour-a-rare-presentation
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Garrett M Harp, Gregory N Matwiyoff, Steven J Escobar, Keith E Thompson, Addie Alkhas, Alfredo R Ramirez
Mediastinal lesions occur in a wide variety of clinical conditions. Metastatic granulosa cell tumour (GCT) in the mediastinum is a rare occurrence. We report a case of a woman who had a metastatic (GCT) in her mediastinum 40 years after treatment of the initial neoplasm. Surgical resection of the mediastinal mass revealed a low-grade epithelioid neoplasm with coffee bean-shaped nuclei and immunohistochemical stains that were consistent with metastatic GCT.
February 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313588/paraneoplastic-inverse-myasthenic-syndrome-as-a-presentation-of-bronchogenic-carcinoma
#2
G S Chowdhary, Malav Jhala
Tumours may produce growth factors and cytokines responsible for signs and symptoms distant to the primary or metastatic site. This may be the first sign of a malignancy and its recognition may be critical for early cancer detection. Moreover, proper diagnosis spares the patient of extensive and expensive search for an alternate cause of the neurological dysfunction. In neurological paraneoplastic syndromes like Lambert Eaton Myasthenic syndrome associated with small cell lung cancer, evidence of autoimmunity against presynaptic neuro-muscular junction by anti voltage gated calcium channel anti bodies is well documented...
September 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310810/radiological-features-and-metastatic-patterns-of-thymic-neuroendocrine-tumours
#3
T Araki, L M Sholl, H Hatabu, M Nishino
AIM: To investigate the clinical and image features of thymic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), and characterise the radiological patterns of recurrence and metastasis on serial imaging studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 14 patients (11 males) with a histopathological diagnosis of thymic NETs (one typical carcinoid, eight atypical carcinoid, and five large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma). Preoperative images were assessed for features of primary tumours...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247968/an-alternative-approach-for-addressing-mediastinal-tumours-through-mini-invasive-surgery
#4
Nadia Junqueira, Ricardo Ferreira, André Sena, Ângelo Nobre
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of choice for mediastinal tumours is surgical, with the standard approach being sternotomy. Because of the invasive nature of this procedure, the management of these masses through mini-invasive surgery has become an alternative method. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a woman with a mediastinum tumour and a new technique used for resection, through an inframammary left incision, using a Thoratrak rib spreader and Rultract Skyhook retractor assisted by a video...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187455/comparison-of-pd-l1-mrna-expression-measured-with-the-checkpoint-typer%C3%A2-assay-with-pd-l1-protein-expression-assessed-with-immunohistochemistry-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ramona Erber, Robert Stöhr, Stefanie Herlein, Claudia Giedl, Ralf Joachim Rieker, Florian Fuchs, Joachim H Ficker, Arndt Hartmann, Elke Veltrup, Ralph M Wirtz, Wolfgang M Brueckl
BACKGROUND: Immunohistochemical (IHC) assessment of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has become important since the development of anti-PD-1/-PD-L1 directed drugs. Various PD-L1 antibodies and cut-offs have been used in different trials to predict response to these drugs, thus comparison of those studies is difficult. We compared PD-L1 mRNA expression measured by RT-qPCR with PD-L1 protein expression evaluated by IHC. Moreover, we investigated the impact of different tumour tissue acquisition methods on the reliability of PD-L1 measurement techniques...
December 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182001/surgical-resection-of-a-massive-primary-mediastinal-liposarcoma-with-cervical-extension
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H L Weaver, S D Preston, H H Wong, P Jani, A S Coonar
A 73-year-old man was referred for surgical excision of a massive mediastinal and cervical liposarcoma following neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Surgery was performed via a cervical incision, sternotomy and right posterolateral thoracotomy. The tumour arose from the oesophagus, which underwent extensive dissection and was oversewn with pleura after tumour resection. Histology confirmed a completely excised grade 2 de-differentiated liposarcoma with complete macroscopic excision. The patient made an excellent recovery...
November 28, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127250/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumours-of-the-pericardium-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-the-diagnostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-i-123-mibg-spect-ct
#7
Mathieu Charest, Josephine Pressacco, Jaramie Thomas-Gittens
A 25 year old female with known neurofibromatosis type 1 with a large anterior mediastinal mass was investigated. F18-FDG PET-CT revealed a radiotracer avid anterior mediastinal mass with SUVmax of 4.3 and demonstrating a hypoactive center. The Iodine-123 MIBG SPECT-CT study performed subsequently did not demonstrate any uptake, thereby excluding for the most part the diagnoses of paraganglioma or neuroblastoma. At final pathology, a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) of the pericardium with areas of chondrosarcomatous and angiosarcomatous differentiation was diagnosed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119620/identification-of-oestrogen-progesterone-receptor-and-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-expression-in-mediastinal-metastases-of-breast-cancer-obtained-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#8
P Serra, J Sanz-Santos, E Castellà, B Cirauqui, F Andreo, M Llatjós, M Avila, M Margelí, L Serrano, C Centeno, V Quiroga, M Torky, J Ruiz-Manzano
BACKGROUND: In breast cancer patients, the expression statuses of oestrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) are crucial in the choice of treatment. Receptor expression in metastatic lesions can differ from the primary tumour. The aim of our study was to analyse the utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) to obtain samples allowing the identification of ER, PR and HER2 expression in patients with mediastinal metastases of breast cancer...
November 9, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110262/mutational-diversity-of-lung-cancer-and-associated-lymph-nodes-an-exploratory-prospective-study-of-4-resected-ciiia-n2
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Antoine Legras, Hélène Roussel, Giuseppe Mangiameli, Alex Arame, Bertrand Grand, Ciprian Pricopi, Alain Badia, Laure Gibault, Cécile Badoual, Elizabeth Fabre, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons, Françoise Le Pimpec-Barthes
Mutational heterogeneity could explain different metastatic patterns among IIIA-N2 lung cancer and influence prognosis. The identification of subclonal mutations using deep sequencing to evaluate the degree of molecular heterogeneity may improve IIIA-N2 classification. The aim of this prospective study was to assess mutational and immunohistochemical characteristics in primary tumours and involved lymph nodes (LN) in operated patients. Four patients operated for primary lung carcinoma and unisite N2 mediastinal involvement were consecutively selected...
November 6, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092022/pulmonary-metastasectomy-for-thyroid-cancer-as-salvage-therapy-for-radioactive-iodine-refractory-metastases
#10
Isabelle Moneke, Jussuf T Kaifi, Raphael Kloeser, Patrick Samson, Benedikt Haager, Sebastian Wiesemann, Sven Diederichs, Bernward Passlick
OBJECTIVES: Distant metastasis arising from thyroid cancer is rare but has been associated with significantly reduced long-term survival, especially when refractory to radioactive iodine ablation. We provide one of the largest studies worldwide reporting the outcome after salvage pulmonary metastasectomy for this entity, aiming to identify prognostic factors and to analyse surgical indication. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the medical records of 43 patients who had undergone pulmonary metastasectomy for radioactive iodine-refractory thyroid cancer from 1985 to 2016...
October 30, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071277/ebus-tbna-in-pet-positive-lymphadenopathies-in-treated-cancer-patients
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Juliana Guarize, Monica Casiraghi, Stefano Donghi, Chiara Casadio, Cristina Diotti, Niccolò Filippi, Clementina Di Tonno, Valeria Midolo, Patrick Maisonneuve, Daniela Brambilla, Chiara Maria Grana, Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Mediastinal lymph node enlargement is common in the follow-up of patients with previously treated malignancies. The aim of this study is to assess the role of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) for cyto-histological evaluation of positron emission tomography with 18fluorodeoxyglucose (PET) positive mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes developed in patients with previous malignancies. All EBUS-TBNA cases performed from January 2012 to May 2016 were retrospective reviewed. Results of EBUS-TBNA in patients with mediastinal and/or hilar lymphadenopathies were analysed...
October 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066636/giant-mediastinal-parathyroid-adenoma-presenting-as-bilateral-brown-tumour-of-mandible-a-rare-presentation-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Shibojit Talukder, Arunanshu Behera, Sanjay K Bhadada, Suvradeep Mitra
Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is becoming increasingly common endocrinopathy in clinical practice. Nowadays, it is mostly diagnosed in subclinical or early clinical stage. Bony involvement in HPT has seen significant fall in incidence. Brown tumour of bone is exceptionally rare as a first manifestation of primary HPT (PHPT). Its radiological and histopathological features may be mistaken for other bony pathologies. If possibility of underlying HPT is overlooked the disease is bound to recur after surgery adding to morbidity of the patient...
October 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050375/interstitial-fluid-pressure-of-thymic-epithelial-tumours
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Takeshi Mori, Wataru Nishi, Tatsuya Yamada, Yamato Motooka, Koei Ikeda, Kenji Shiraishi, Makoto Suzuki
Tumours show an increased interstitial fluid pressure, which correlates with various pathophysiological features. Moreover, interstitial fluid pressure is a prognostic factor for cervical and lung cancer. However, there have been no reports on the usefulness of measuring interstitial fluid pressure in thymic epithelial tumours. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the relationship between interstitial fluid pressure and the clinicopathological characteristics of thymic epithelial tumours. Interstitial fluid pressure was prospectively measured at the centre of the tumour using a 1-Fr Mikro-Tip sensor catheter in 44 patients with thymic epithelial tumours, 40 with thymomas and 4 with thymic carcinomas...
August 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032917/differential-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-artery-sarcoma-and-central-chronic-pulmonary-thromboembolism-using-ct-and-mr-images
#14
Ming-Xi Liu, Zhan-Hong Ma, Tao Jiang, Xiao-Juan Guo, Fang-Fang Yu, Yuan-Hua Yang, Zhen-Guo Zhai
BACKGROUND: Clinical and imaging manifestations are similar in pulmonary artery sarcomas (PAS) and thromboembolic diseases, especially central chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (CPTE). The feasibility of utilising clinical imaging tools such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for differential diagnosis of PAS and CPTE has not been fully explored, especially MRI. METHODS: Patients with PAS (n=18) and central CPTE (n=20) treated at our hospital between January 2013 and September 2016 were identified retrospectively...
July 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029632/fatal-haemorrhage-and-neoplastic-thrombosis-in-a-captive-african-lion-panthera-leo-with-metastatic-testicular-sex-cord-stromal-tumour
#15
Omar Antonio Gonzales-Viera, Angélica María Sánchez-Sarmiento, Natália Coelho Couto de Azevedo Fernandes, Juliana Mariotti Guerra, Rodrigo Albergaria Ressio, José Luiz Catão-Dias
BACKGROUND: The study of neoplasia in wildlife species contributes to the understanding of cancer biology, management practices, and comparative pathology. Higher frequencies of neoplasms among captive non-domestic felids have been reported most commonly in aging individuals. However, testicular tumours have rarely been reported. This report describes a metastatic testicular sex cord-stromal tumour leading to fatal haemorrhage and thrombosis in a captive African lion (Panthera leo). CASE PRESENTATION: During necropsy of a 16-year-old male African lion, the left testicle and spermatic cord were found to be intra-abdominal (cryptorchid), semi-hard and grossly enlarged with multiple pale-yellow masses...
October 13, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969259/mediastinal-teratoma-with-pulmonary-parenchyma-fistula-a-rare-diagnostic-endeavour
#16
Dharma Ram, Deepak Kumar Sharma, L M Darlong, Suhas K Rajappa, Yogendra Singh Bhakuni
Teratoma is the most frequent mediastinal germ cell tumour amongst young population. They are often detected due to pressure symptoms or as an incidental finding on chest X-ray done for any other reason. Mediastinal teratoma is usually benign and rarely possesses diagnostic or therapeutic challenge unless they rupture into surrounding viscera. In such scenario, they may lead to acute life threatening condition and need prompt diagnosis and surgical extirpation. Here, we are reporting our experience of managing a young lady, who presented with short duration breathing difficulty and cough, and was diagnosed with ruptured mediastinal teratoma on imaging, which was further confirmed intraoperatively and histopathologically...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958031/pathological-lymph-node-involvement-is-not-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer
#17
Udo Abah, Gianluca Casali, Timothy James Peacock Batchelor, Eveline Internullo, Rakesh Krishnadas, Natasha Joshi, Samson Egbulonu, Frances Warden, Vito Domenico Bruno, Douglas George West
OBJECTIVES: As the practice of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy gains widespread acceptance, the complexity of procedures attempted increases and the stage of tumour that may be safely approached remains controversial. We examined the impact of nodal involvement with respect to perioperative outcomes after VATS lobectomy. METHODS: All patients listed for VATS lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer at our institution from 2012 to 2016 were analysed...
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951700/adaptive-radiotherapy-in-a-case-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-bronchus-and-its-favourable-impact-on-treatment-outcome-a-case-report
#18
Suman Das, Yogaraja Dorairaja, Anandakrishnan Kuppusamy
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a very rare malignancy commonly originating from the salivary glands of the head and neck. It is again very scantily seen in sites like the bronchus. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment but many a times the tumour site and size preclude a favourable outcome of surgery and the patient is advised for other forms of local treatment like Radiotherapy. Here, we present a case report of a young female with primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the bronchus. The tumour was located in the carina and the left bronchus which was obstructing the airway resulting in collapse of the left lung, this resulted in shifting the mediastinum and abdominal structures in to the thorax...
November 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950357/novel-perspective-to-evaluate-the-safety-of-segmentectomy-clinical-significance-of-lobar-and-segmental-lymph-node-metastasis-in-ct1n0m0-lung-adenocarcinoma
#19
Fei Xiao, Qiduo Yu, Zhenrong Zhang, Deruo Liu, Yongqing Guo, Chaoyang Liang, Bei Wang, Hongliang Sun
OBJECTIVES: The regularity of intrapulmonary lobar and segmental lymph node (LSN) metastasis in cT1N0M0 stage lung adenocarcinoma remains unclear. Thus, segmentectomy with uncertain LSN metastatic status remains a potential oncological risk. We aimed to facilitate more accurate determination of N staging and filter more suitable cases for segmentectomy. METHODS: A prospective study was performed from March 2014 to September 2016. A total of 196 patients diagnosed with cT1N0M0 stage lung adenocarcinoma were enrolled and received lobectomy together with mediastinal lymph node dissection...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942409/a-rare-highly-aggressive-tumour-lymphoepithelioma-like-thymic-carcinoma
#20
Joanne Michelle Dumlao Gomez, Gulrana Syed, Michael Lawrenz Ferreras Co, Mohamed Bayoumi, Richard Abrams
Lymphoepithelioma-likethymic carcinoma is a rare neoplasm that presents with compressive symptoms or as an incidental radiological finding of an anterior mediastinal mass. It is an aggressive carcinoma with a high rate of invasion, metastasis and recurrence. Its diagnosis usually carries a poor prognosis largely due to propensity for late diagnosis. To date, guidance for treatment remains limited. This is a case of lymphoepithelioma-like thymic carcinoma in a young male adult who presented initially with back pain...
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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