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George A Fisher, Edward M Wolin, Nilani Liyanage, Susan Pitman Lowenthal, Beloo Mirakhur, Rodney F Pommier, Montaser Shaheen, Aaron I Vinik
OBJECTIVE: This ELECT prospective analysis examined lanreotide depot/autogel for carcinoid syndrome (CS) symptom control in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) who were responsive to prior octreotide (prior octreotide group) compared with patients who were naïve to prior somatostatin analogue treatment (de novo group). METHODS: Adults with histopathologically confirmed NET and stable CS (diarrhea and/or flushing) were randomized to subcutaneous (SC) lanreotide 120 mg or placebo every 4 weeks for 16 weeks...
March 2018: Endocrine Practice
Eugene Shenderov, Michael A Gorin, Seohyun Kim, Pamela T Johnson, Mohamad E Allaf, Alan W Partin, Martin G Pomper, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Kenneth J Pienta, Steven P Rowe
Radiotracers targeting prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), including [18 F]DCFPyL, have been extensively investigated as a means to image prostate cancer more accurately. We present the case of a man with oligometastatic prostate cancer who was also diagnosed with a metastatic small bowel carcinoid tumor following the detection of indeterminate findings on a [18 F]DCFPyL PET and discuss how this case highlights the utility of a newly proposed reporting system for PSMA-targeted PET (PSMA-RADS version 1...
March 2018: Urology Case Reports
Carine Ghassan Richa, Khadija Jamal Saad, Georges Habib Halabi, Elie Mekhael Gharios, Fadi Louis Nasr, Marie Tanios Merheb
The objective of this study is to report three cases of paraneoplastic or ectopic Cushing syndrome, which is a rare phenomenon of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent Cushing syndrome. Three cases are reported in respect of clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment in addition to relevant literature review. The results showed that ectopic ACTH secretion can be associated with different types of neoplasm most common of which are bronchial carcinoid tumors, which are slow-growing, well-differentiated neoplasms with a favorable prognosis and small-cell lung cancer, which are poorly differentiated tumors with a poor outcome...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Brianna J Shinn, Laura J Tafe, Pantila Vanichakarn
BACKGROUND Carcinoid tumor, benign, low-grade malignant, and high-grade malignant, can be associated with the release of vasoactive substances that cause symptoms including cutaneous flushing, diarrhea, and bronchospasm. In 50-60% of patients with carcinoid syndrome, the vasoactive substances cause fibrosis of the pulmonary and tricuspid heart valves which lead to regurgitation and right-sided heart failure. The right side of the heart is usually affected because monoamine oxidases in the lungs usually inactivate the vasoactive substances...
March 12, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Toshirou Fukushima, Daisuke Gomi, Noriko Seno, Takahiko Gibo, Takashi Kobayashi, Nodoka Sekiguchi, Hirohide Matsushita, Yoshiko Kasahara, Keiko Mamiya, Tomonobu Koizumi
Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors are rare, and there have been very few reports regarding optimal chemotherapeutic regimens. Two molecular targeted agents, everolimus and sunitinib, have recently been shown to provide an additional treatment benefit for pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors. However, little information is available regarding the usefulness of streptozocin chemotherapy. Here, we encountered a case of relapsed and refractory mediastinal atypical carcinoid tumor associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 for various cytotoxic and molecular targeted agents...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
Hassan Tariq, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Vamshidhar Vootla, Mohamed ElZaeedi, Masooma Niazi, Brian Gilchrist, Ariyo Ihimoyan, Anil Dev, Sridhar Chilimuri
We present a case of an 18-year-old male who presented with complains of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting for 2 years. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) revealed a 3 mm nodule on the lesser curvature of the stomach and prominent gastric folds. Biopsy of the nodule revealed a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor (NET) in lamina prop with focal extension into muscularis mucosa consistent with a gastric carcinoid. Tumor cells stained with neuron-specific enolase (NSE), chromogranin and synaptophysin only...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Research
Saoussen Antit, Lilia Zakhama, Sarra Chenik, Mohamed Saadi, Ahmed Houmed, Samar Mohamed, Elhem Boussabeh, Moez Thameur, Soraya Ben Youssef
Carcinoid tumors are rare, mainly located in the gastrointestinal tract particularly in the small intestine. Cardiac involvement, fairly frequent and usually affecting right sided heart valves, had a poor prognosis that is improved by an earlier detection and valve surgery. We report the case of a 50-years old woman with neuroendocrine tumor and liver metastases, in whom carcinoid involvement of the right heart was diagnosed following exertional dyspnea. She had dilated right cavities, severe tricuspid regurgitation, mild tricuspid stenosis and a moderate pulmonary stenosis...
May 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
David L Chan, Simron Singh
Carcinoid syndrome occurs in 20% of patients with neuroendocrine tumors, and serotonin is usually the main causative hormonal peptide. Carcinoid syndrome, and particularly diarrhea, can significantly impact patients' quality of life. Somatostatin analogs (SSAs) are the mainstay of treatment, but are unable to ameliorate symptoms in all patients due to dose-limiting side effects and tachyphylaxis. Telotristat is a novel oral inhibitor of tryptophan hydroxylase, which is the rate-limiting enzyme in serotonin synthesis...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Dimitrios Moris, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Mohamad A Adam, Chifu Jeffrey Yang, David Harpole, Stamatios Theocharis
Primary lung neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) consist of typical and atypical carcinoids, large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas and small-cell lung carcinomas. NETs are highly heterogeneous in histological characteristics, clinical presentation and natural history. While there are morphological and immunohistochemical criteria to establish diagnosis, there is a lack of universal consensus for prognostic factors or therapeutic targets for personalized treatment of the disease. Thus, identifying potential markers of neuroendocrine differentiation and prognostic factors remains of high importance...
March 2018: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
Zhongzhi Jia, Weiping Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of yttrium-90 (90 Y) microspheres in the management of unresectable liver metastases secondary to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the "gray" literature (Google Scholar) were searched for all studies related to90 Y therapy for unresectable liver metastases of NETs. RESULTS: A total of 11 studies and 7 abstracts involving 870 patients were included in the final analysis...
March 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Syed Saleem Mujtaba, Stephen Clark
AIM: To describe the early outcomes of carcinoid patients undergoing surgical heart valve replacement. METHODS: In a retrospective study, records of patients with symptomatic carcinoid heart disease referred for valve surgery between 2012 and 2016 were reviewed. The perioperative and early postoperative outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Nine patients, with a mean age of 61 years (range 55-70 years) underwent cardiac surgery for carcinoid syndrome...
February 16, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
Waseem Hajjar, Iftikhar Ahmed, Samiha Aljetaily, Tarfah Al-Obaidan, Adnan W Hajjar
Diagnosing endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) can be difficult due to the lack of specific signs and symptoms that differentiate it from other respiratory diseases, such as lung tumors. We hereby report a case of a very rare presentation of tuberculosis (TB) in a patient who presented with a dry cough and significant weight loss for 3 months. Chest X-ray and CT scan of the chest showed partial atelectasis and a segmental collapse of the right upper lobe and tumor-like arising from its bronchus along with a large right para-tracheal mediastinal lymphadenopathy, mimicking a metastatic (N2) disease...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Q B Tran, R Mizumoto, S Ratnayake, B Strekozov
INTRODUCTION: Silent metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma presenting as appendicitis is very rare. Rare pathologies may be encountered during common operations such as appendicectomy and an awareness of possible alternative pathological entities would be helpful in a surgeon's wealth of knowledge. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 63-year-old man presented with a three-day history of acute abdominal pain suggestive of appendicitis. Intra-operatively, a macroscopically inflamed and perforated appendix was found...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Rita Linhas, David Tente, Nuno China, Sara Conde, Ana Barroso
RATIONALE: Carcinoid tumors are derived from neuroendocrine cells and are most frequently found in the gastrointestinal tract and bronchopulmonary system. They are generally characterized by an indolent clinical course but may in some instances spread to regional lymph nodes or to distant sites. Subcutaneous metastases of carcinoid tumors are extremely rare; there are only few cases reported in the literature and the site of the primary tumor was mainly the gastrointestinal tract. Also, the diagnosis of this type of lesions many years after the surgical resection of the pulmonary carcinoid (PC) could be a challenge for clinicians...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Fatma Şenel, Hatice Karaman, Hacer Demir
Background/aim: The aim of this study was to investigate neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) detected in appendectomy specimens and the incidence and clinicopathologic characteristics of these tumors in our center. Materials and methods: A total of 13,863 patients were evaluated retrospectively. All underwent appendectomy operation in the Kayseri Training and Research Hospital and had a histopathological examination at the Pathology Clinic between January 2007 and March 2017. Age, sex, preoperative clinical findings, operation procedure, and histopathological examination results of the cases reported to be NET are presented...
February 23, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Kamil Gokhan Seker, Emre Sam, Selcuk Sahin, Mustafa Gürkan Yenice, Ayse Gul Aktas, Abdulmuttalip Simsek, Volkan Tugcu
Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the kidney is a rarely observed clinical condition because neuroendocrine cells are not found in kidney parenchyma. It's not clinically and radiologically possible to distinguish from other kidney tumors. Incidence with horseshoe kidney anomaly, it should be considered as a definitive diagnosis for the patients with this condition. In this case report, we reported about a carcinoid tumor in horseshoe kidney in a 37-year-old woman.
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Mark Kidd, Irvin M Modlin, Ignat Drozdov, Harry Aslanian, Lisa Bodei, Somer Matar, Kyung-Min Chung
No effective blood biomarker exists to detect and clinically manage bronchopulmonary (BP) neuroendocrine tumors (NET). We developed a blood-based 51 NET-specific transcript set for diagnosis and monitoring and evaluated clinical performance metrics. It accurately diagnosed the tumor and differentiated stable from progressive disease as determined by RECIST criteria. Gene expression was evaluated in: a) publicly available BPNET transcriptomes (GSE35679); b) two BPNET cell-lines; and c) BPNET tissue with paired blood ( n = 7)...
January 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Tiina Vesterinen, Sanna Mononen, Kaisa Salmenkivi, Harri Mustonen, Ilkka Ilonen, Aija Knuuttila, Caj Haglund, Johanna Arola
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary carcinoids (PC) are rare malignant neoplasms that cover approximately 1% of all lung cancers. PCs are classified by histological criteria as either typical (TC) or atypical (AC). Histological subtype is the most studied prognostic factor. The aim of this study was to evaluate if other tissue or clinical features are associated with patient outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 133 PC patients who underwent operation in the Helsinki University Hospital between 1990 and 2013...
February 20, 2018: Acta Oncologica
Erik H F M van der Heijden
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February 20, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Jagannath Palepu, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Debanshu Bhaduri, Rajiv C Shah, Bhawna Sirohi, Verushka Chhabra, Puneet Dhar, Regulagedda Sastry, Sadiq Sikora
INTRODUCTION: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) are rare tumors. We report data of 407 GEP-NET cases from a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) registry in India. METHODS: The AP-NET registry is an open-label, multicenter, longitudinal observational registry of patients with GEP-NETs in which six tertiary care oncology centers contributed data. Data was prospectively entered in a dedicated computerized database and was reviewed retrospectively. The patients were divided into three cohorts-those diagnosed from 2001 to 2005, from 2006 to 2010, and from 2011 to 2016...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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