Read by QxMD icon Read

Yolk sac tumor

Zhen Yuan, Dongyan Cao, Jiaxin Yang, Shen Keng, Huifang Huang
OBJECTIVE: Vaginal yolk sac tumors (YSTs) are rare malignant germ cell tumors largely affecting children younger than 3 years. Because of their low incidence, there is no consensus regarding diagnosis and treatment. In this article, we describe the presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of 16 patients with vaginal YSTs diagnosed and managed at our center. METHODS: Diagnoses of YST of the vagina were confirmed by 2 experienced pathologists. All patients were treated with bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (PEB) combination chemotherapy alone...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Nicholas Isom, Aniket S Rali, Ivan Damjanov, Kevin Hubbard, Joel Grigsby, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND Cardiac involvement by a malignant tumor is rare. However, this is a case of right heart failure due to cardiac metastasis from a yolk sac tumor. Although a few case reports of cardiac metastasis from yolk sac tumors have been published, to our knowledge this is the first instance of multiple metastases to the right ventricular of yolk sac tumor in an adult male. CASE REPORT The patient is a 46-year-old male with a history of testicular cancer that presented with dyspnea on exertion. He was found to have two large right sided intracardiac masses on echocardiography...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Kenneth S Chen, Nicholas J Fustino, Abhay A Shukla, Emily K Stroup, Albert Budhipramono, Christina Ateek, Sarai H Stuart, Kiyoshi Yamaguchi, Payal Kapur, A Lindsay Frazier, Lawrence Lum, Leendert H J Looijenga, Theodore W Laetsch, Dinesh Rakheja, James F Amatruda
Germ cell tumors (GCTs) are malignant tumors that arise from pluripotent embryonic germ cells and occur in children and young adults. GCTs are treated with cisplatin-based regimens which, while overall effective, fail to cure all patients and cause significant adverse late effects. The seminoma and non-seminoma forms of GCT exhibit distinct differentiation states, clinical behavior and response to treatment, however the molecular mechanisms of GCT differentiation are not fully understood. We tested whether the activity of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways were differentially active in the two classes of GCT...
February 26, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Safdar Shah, Muhammad Danial Ali Shah, Abeer Fatima, Fawad Nasrullah, Wajid Ali, Irfan Ahmed Gorya
We describe a case of a 26-year man with complaints of suprapubic pain and burning micturition for two weeks and intermittent hematuria for two months. On physical examination, there was palpable mobile pelvic mass measuring 10x10 cm. Both testes were palpable in the scrotum. CT scan abdomen revealed well-defined, soft tissue mass, about 11x10 cm between rectum and urinary bladder. Mass showed internal necrotic changes and enhancement along the walls. No calcification was seen. Exploratory laparotomy was done...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Gong-Yi Zhang, Rong Zhang, Ling-Ying Wu, Bin Li, Shu-Min Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the role of neoadjuvant bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin (BEP) regimen in patients with extensively advanced yolk sac tumors (YSTs). METHODS: Between July 1982 and December 2015, a total of 58 patients with YST were initially treated at our institution, among which 18 were evaluated to be inoperable and received neoadjuvant BEP regimen. They were either too debilitated by the disease [Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status Scale (ECOG ps) ≥2] to undergo a major surgery or were with too extensively disseminated lesions to be optimally debulked...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Takahiro Tsuboyama, Yumiko Hori, Masatoshi Hori, Hiromitsu Onishi, Mitsuaki Tatsumi, Makoto Sakane, Takashi Ota, Noriyuki Tomiyama
We report the imaging findings of three ovarian dysgerminomas that coexisted with other germ cell tumors or gonadoblastomas, focusing on the distribution of tumor nests and vascular architecture, which might provide information about the pathogenesis of dysgerminomas. In a 14-year-old female with dysgerminoma and coexisting gonadoblastomas, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a solid mass in the right ovary, which presented as hyperintense lobules on diffusion-weighted imaging separated by fibrovascular septa...
February 15, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Jessica D Wharton, Shaina Johnson, James A Connelly, Tracy Hills, Lauren Gingles, Margaret Wood, Gabriella L Crane, Howard M Katzenstein
Aicardi syndrome (AS) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, predominantly seen in female individuals, which appears to have an increased risk of both benign and malignant neoplasia. We report the case of a child with AS who presented with metastatic malignant sacrococcygeal tumor (with yolk sac elements) which recurred and then was treated with 3 cycles of high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue. The patient tolerated therapy with acceptable toxicity and remains in clinical remission 3 months after the completion of therapy...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Itsuto Hamano, Shingo Hatakeyama, Rika Nakamura, Rie Fukuhara, Daisuke Noro, Hiroko Seino, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Chikara Ohyama
Background: Although oncologic testicular sperm extraction (onco-TESE) has been increasingly practiced, the evidence of onco-TESE performed in patients with testicular cancer is insufficient. Furthermore, in bilateral testicular cancer, accounting for 0.5%-1% of testicular cancers, onco-TESE is more challenging and has been insufficiently reported. Case presentation: Here we report the case of a 25-year-old man who underwent onco-TESE from his residual single testis with a nonseminomatous germ cell tumor that occurred 5 years after orchiectomy of the contralateral testis...
2018: Basic and Clinical Andrology
Giuseppe Corrias, Joanna G Escalon, Laura Tang, Serena Monti, Luca Saba, Lorenzo Mannelli
RATIONALE: Mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT) is an uncommon entity. Metastatic hepatic sarcomatous transformation is rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 24-year-old man with no previous related medical history presented with chest pain and left arm numbness. DIAGNOSES: The x-ray showed an anterior mediastinal mass. The chest computed tomography (CT) confirmed the presence of a mildly enhancing mass in the same location, without invasion of any vascular structure...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Surabhi Jaggi, Reetu Kundu, Sanjeev Binji, Uma Handa, Varinder Saini
Straw colored pleural fluid with raised adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels in young healthy adults usually raises suspicion of tuberculosis, sometimes leading to laxity in carrying thorough physical examination and missing out some important clues with potential disastrous consequences. A 35-year-old male was diagnosed to have left pleural effusion and anti-tubercular treatment was started on the basis of straw colored, lymphocyte-predominant pleural fluid with significantly raised ADA levels. When there was no improvement after 1 month of treatment he was investigated further and found to have a mediastinal mass along with hydro-pneumothorax...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Joanna J Gell, Jasmine Zhao, Di Chen, Timothy J Hunt, Amander T Clark
Germ cell tumors (GCTs) are a heterogeneous group of tumors occurring in gonadal and extragonadal locations. GCTs are hypothesized to arise from primordial germ cells (PGCs), which fail to differentiate. One recently identified susceptibility loci for human GCT is PR (PRDI-BF1 and RIZ) domain proteins 14 (PRDM14). PRDM14 is expressed in early primate PGCs and is repressed as PGCs differentiate. To examine PRDM14 in human GCTs we profiled human GCT cell lines and patient samples and discovered that PRDM14 is expressed in embryonal carcinoma cell lines, embryonal carcinomas, seminomas, intracranial germinomas and yolk sac tumors, but is not expressed in teratomas...
January 4, 2018: Stem Cell Research
Krishnendu Mondal, Rupali Mandal
Sacrococcygeal yolk sac tumor is an uncommon pediatric neoplasm. It usually presents with intra-abdominal or gluteal pain and mass. At later stage, it disseminates to regional nodes and distant organs. We describe one such neoplasm in an 18-month-old male child who turned symptomatic with multiple bilateral lung metastases. The tumor produced the least deformity to his physique, to become detectable on routine inspection and clinical examination. Finally, a combined approach through clinical, radiological, pathological, and biochemical perspectives established the diagnosis...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Bing Liu, Gang Lin, Jingwei Liu, Haibo Liu, Xueqian Shang, Jian Li
BACKGROUND: Primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor, which is also known as endodermal sinus tumor, is a rare but lethal neoplasm, and it is a kind of mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumor. The current standard treatment in mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors is chemotherapy combined with postchemotherapy residual mass resection. We report on seven cases of primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor treated with platinum-based chemotherapy and extended resection. METHODS: We experienced seven cases of primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor between August 2014 and August 2017...
January 10, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
Bryan J Dicken, Deborah F Billmire, Mark Krailo, Caihong Xia, Furqan Shaikh, John W Cullen, Thomas A Olson, Farzana Pashankar, Marcio H Malogolowkin, James F Amatruda, Frederick J Rescorla, Rachel A Egler, Jonathan H Ross, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, A Lindsay Frazier
PURPOSE: In this report, we characterize the timing and behavior of malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (GCTs) in pediatric patients with dysgenetic gonads compared to those with normal gonadal development. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients from the Children's Oncology Group AGCT0132 with malignant ovarian GCTs were included. Within this population, we sought to identify patients with gonadoblastoma, streak ovaries, or other evidence of gonadal dysgenesis (GD). Patients with malignant GCTs containing one or more of the following histologies-yolk sac tumor, embryonal carcinoma, or choriocarcinoma-were included...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Daisuke Hirayama, Tomoya Iida, Hiroshi Nakase
Macrophages are effector cells of the innate immune system that phagocytose bacteria and secrete both pro-inflammatory and antimicrobial mediators. In addition, macrophages play an important role in eliminating diseased and damaged cells through their programmed cell death. Generally, macrophages ingest and degrade dead cells, debris, tumor cells, and foreign materials. They promote homeostasis by responding to internal and external changes within the body, not only as phagocytes, but also through trophic, regulatory, and repair functions...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Jie Qin, Ping Wang, Taile Jing, Debo Kong, Dan Xia, Shuo Wang
RATIONALE: Typically robot-assisted laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (R-RPLND) has been performed via a transperitoneal approach. Herein we report the first case of a novel R-RPLND using an extraperitoneal approach. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 38-year-old man presented with an enlarging right scrotal mass. DIAGNOSES: Scrotal ultrasonography demonstrated a 5.5-cm solid mass of the right testis. The patient underwent right radical inguinal orchiectomy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Archana Lakshmanan, Ann Kurian, Annapurneswari Subramanyan, Ayyappan Srinivasan
Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) producing gastric carcinomas are very rare and have unique clinicopathological features and an extremely poor prognosis. Here, we report a case of AFP producing gastric carcinoma with three distinct histomorphologic patterns such as yolk sac like, hepatoid, tubular and papillary adenocarcinoma components. The uniqueness of this case is absence of metastases and associated findings such as fundic gland polyposis with varying degrees of dysplasia, gastric and duodenal well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour and rectal ganglioneuroma...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Patrícia Taranto, Filomena M Carvalho, Sergio Roithmann, Fernando C Maluf
Yolk sac tumor (YST) is the second most common subtype of ovarian germ cell tumors. It usually occurs in the second and third decades of life and is rare in postmenopausal women. In postmenopausal women, YST is commonly an aggressive tumor and can present as a pure germ cell component or as a mixed component with other germ cell or epithelial components. The recognition of this histological subtype is important not only for differential diagnosis but also for determining prognosis and treatment decisions. In this case report, we describe a 61-year-old woman with YST coexisting with epithelial carcinoma focusing on the efficacy of systemic therapies...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
Cecile Faure Conter, Caihong Xia, David Gershenson, Jean Hurteau, Al Covens, Farzana Pashankar, Mark Krailo, Deborah Billmire, Catherine Patte, Brice Fresneau, Furqan Shaikh, Sara Stoneham, James Nicholson, Matthew Murray, Anne Lindsay Frazier
BACKGROUND: Whereas among pediatric oncologists, ovarian yolk sac tumor (O-YST) is considered a chemosensitive tumor, it is often cited as an adverse prognostic factor in adult women with ovarian germ cell tumors. METHODS: The Malignant Germ Cell International Consortium data set included 6 pediatric clinical trials (United States, United Kingdom, and France) and 2 adult gynecology clinical trials (United States). Any patient with an O-YST that was International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IC or higher and treated with a platinum-based chemotherapy was eligible...
January 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Xujun Liu, Wenzhe Si, Xinhua Liu, Lin He, Jie Ren, Ziran Yang, Jianguo Yang, Wanjin Li, Shumeng Liu, Fei Pei, Xiaohan Yang, Luyang Sun
BACKGROUND: Melanoma, originated from melanocytes located on the basal membrane of the epithelial tissue, is the most aggressive form of skin cancer that accounts for 75% of skin cancer-related death. Although it is believed that BRAF mutation and the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway play critical roles in the pathogenesis of melanoma, how the MAPK signaling is regulated in melanoma carcinogenesis is still not fully understood. METHODS: We characterized JMJD6 expression in melanoma tissue array by immunohistochemistry analysis...
November 29, 2017: Molecular Cancer
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"