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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684080/unexpected-cancer-predisposition-gene-variants-in-cowden-syndrome-and-bannayan-riley-ruvalcaba-syndrome-patients-without-underlying-germline-pten-mutations
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Lamis Yehia, Ying Ni, Kaitlin Sesock, Farshad Niazi, Benjamin Fletcher, Hannah JinLian Chen, Thomas LaFramboise, Charis Eng
Patients with heritable cancer syndromes characterized by germline PTEN mutations (termed PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome, PHTS) benefit from PTEN-enabled cancer risk assessment and clinical management. PTEN-wildtype patients (~50%) remain at increased risk of developing certain cancers. Existence of germline mutations in other known cancer susceptibility genes has not been explored in these patients, with implications for different medical management. We conducted a 4-year multicenter prospective study of incident patients with features of Cowden/Cowden-like (CS/CS-like) and Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndromes (BRRS) without PTEN mutations...
April 23, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660026/familial-syndromes-involving-meningiomas-provide-mechanistic-insight-into-sporadic-disease
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Keith Kerr, Krista Qualmann, Yoshua Esquenazi, John Hagan, Dong H Kim
Currently, there is an incomplete understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of meningiomas, the most common primary brain tumor. Several familial syndromes are characterized by increased meningioma risk, and the genetics of these syndromes provides mechanistic insight into sporadic disease. The best defined of these syndromes is neurofibromatosis type 2, which is caused by a mutation in the NF2 gene and has a meningioma incidence of approximately 50%. This finding led to the subsequent discovery that NF2 loss-of-function occurs in up to 60% of sporadic tumors...
April 11, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594054/a-case-report-of-syndromic-multinodular-goitre-in-adolescence-exploring-the-phenotype-overlap-between-cowden-and-dicer1-syndromes
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Dorothée Bouron-Dal Soglio, Leanne de Kock, Richard Gauci, Nelly Sabbaghian, Elizabeth Thomas, Helen C Atkinson, Nicholas Pachter, Simon Ryan, John P Walsh, M Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, Karen Carpenter, Ayça Aydoğan, Colin J R Stewart, William D Foulkes, Catherine S Choong
Background: Hereditary tumour predisposition syndromes may increase the risk for development of thyroid nodules at a young age. We present the case of an adolescent female with Cowden syndrome who had some atypical phenotypic features which overlapped with the DICER1 syndrome. Material and Methods: A 17-year-old female presented with a 3-month history of progressive right neck swelling. Fine needle cytology of the thyroid revealed a follicular neoplasm with features suggestive of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma and she underwent a hemithyroidectomy...
January 2018: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570129/cd34-and-berep4-are-helpful-to-distinguish-basaloid-tricholemmoma-from-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Nicholas Turnbull, Waseem Ghumra, Vivek Mudaliar, Josefa Vella, D Scott A Sanders, Saleem Taibjee, Richard Carr
Tricholemmoma, a benign follicular neoplasm with outer root sheath differentiation, typically comprises clear or pale cells, and when multiple is pathognomic of Cowden's syndrome. The tumor is probably underrecognized and in basaloid examples can be difficult to distinguish from basal cell carcinoma (BCC). We studied 55 tricholemmomas (including 15 basaloid cases) and compared immunohistochemical profile with nodular BCC from our archives. Basaloid and non-basaloid tricholemmomas had similar staining characteristics...
March 21, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510612/pten-mutation-identified-in-patient-diagnosed-with-simultaneous-multiple-cancers
#5
Hye Sung Won, Eun Deok Chang, Sae Jung Na, In Yong Whang, Dong Soo Lee, Sun Hyong You, Yong Seok Kim, Jeong Soo Kim
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome is a spectrum of disorders characterized by unique phenotypic features including multiple hamartomas caused by mutations of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN. Cowden syndrome and Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome are representative diseases, and both have several common clinical features and differences. Because PTEN mutations are associated with an increased risk of malignancy including breast, thyroid, endometrial, and renal cancers, cancer surveillance is an important element of disease management...
February 27, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496690/novel-germline-pten-mutation-associated-with-cowden-syndrome-and-osteosarcoma
#6
Christian Lopez, Mohammad Abuel-Haija, Luis Pena, Domenico Coppola
BACKGROUND: Cowden syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal-dominant inherited disorder characterized by multiple hamartomas. While the hamartomas are benign, patients with CS have increased risk of osteosarcoma and of breast, thyroid, endometrial, soft-tissue and colonic neoplasms. Germline mutations of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) are implicated in CS and in the development of osteosarcoma. We report a patient with CS who presented with osteosarcoma, ganglioneuromatosis and a benign breast mass...
March 2018: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469739/cowden-syndrome-clinical-case-and-a-brief-review
#7
Sofia Lopes, Julia Vide, Elisabete Moreira, Filomena Azevedo
Cowden syndrome is a rare genodermatosis of autosomal dominant inheritance characterized by multiple hamartomas in several organs and an increased risk of malignancies. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with a history of benign and malignant thyroid disease, intestinal polyposis, and Chiari malformation. He had several trichilemmomas, papillomatosis of the oral cavity, macular pigmentation of the glans penis, among other clinical features suggestive of Cowden syndrome. Given the suspicion, genetic study was conducted and PTEN mutation was identified...
August 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380000/tumor-induced-osteomalacia-in-association-with-pten-negative-cowden-syndrome
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J A Berglund, R I Gafni, F Wodajo, E W Cowen, D El-Maouche, R Chang, C C Chen, L C Guthrie, A A Molinolo, M T Collins
Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic condition in which phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors (PMTs) secrete high levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) into the circulation. This results in renal phosphate wasting, hypophosphatemia, muscle weakness, bone pain, and pathological fractures. Recent studies suggest that fibronectin-fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FN1-FGFR1) translocations may be a driver of tumorigenesis. We present a patient with TIO who also exhibited clinical findings suggestive of Cowden syndrome (CS), a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by numerous benign hamartomas, as well as an increased risk for multiple malignancies, such as thyroid cancer...
January 29, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373116/uncommon-hereditary-gynaecological-tumour-syndromes-pathological-features-in-tumours-that-may-predict-risk-for-a-germline-mutation
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Karuna Garg, Anthony N Karnezis, Joseph T Rabban
The most common hereditary gynaecological tumour syndromes are hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome and Lynch syndrome. However, pathologists also may encounter gynaecological tumours in women with rare hereditary syndromes. Many of these tumours exhibit distinctive gross and microscopic features that are associated with a risk for an inherited gene mutation. The sensitivity and specificity of these tumour pathology features for predicting an inherited mutation vary depending on the syndrome. By recognising these tumour features, pathologists may potentially contribute to the diagnosis of an unsuspected syndrome by recommending referral of the patient for formal risk assessment by genetic counselling...
February 2018: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282348/-a-case-of-cowden-syndrome-associated-with-lhermitte-duclos-disease
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Hidefumi Suzuki, Kyoko Hosokawa, Michio Ono, Yasuhiro Kojima, Masutaro Kanda, Hiroshi Shibasaki
A 24-year-old woman slowly developed mild unsteadiness of gait. Neurological examination revealed mild dysmetria of the left upper and lower limbs. Standing and gait were unsteady, and tandem gait was impossible. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an enlarged left cerebellar hemisphere with striated lines, a characteristic finding of Lhermitte-Duclos disease. She also had papules on the forehead, goiter, lactating adenoma, glycogenic acanthosis in the esophagus, café-au-lait spot, and hemangioma and keratosis on the dorsum of foot...
December 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239041/hereditary-and-familial-thyroid-tumours
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REVIEW
Julie Guilmette, Vania Nosé
The worldwide incidence of thyroid malignancies has been increasing rapidly. Sensitive imaging modalities and early detection of thyroid lesions have made thyroid cancers the most rapidly increasing cancers in the USA in 2017 (SEER Cancer Facts, 2017). Clinical awareness of potential risk factors, such as inherited thyroid cancers, has allowed earlier recognition of more vulnerable population clusters. Hereditary thyroid neoplasms arising from calcitonin-producing C cells are known as familial medullary thyroid carcinomas (FMTCs), and include well-documented syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia IIA or IIB, and pure familial medullary thyroid carcinoma syndrome...
January 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192650/intramucosal-lipomas-of-the-colon-implicate-cowden-syndrome
#12
Aybuke Caliskan, Wendy K Kohlmann, Kajsa E Affolter, Erinn Downs-Kelly, Priyanka Kanth, Mary P Bronner
Intramucosal lipomas are rare and easily overlooked by pathologists, despite their diagnostic significance for Cowden syndrome (PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome), an inherited multiorgan cancer syndrome. Only 25-35% of patients harbor identifiable PTEN mutations, thus clinical features, like intramucosal lipomas, remain the mainstay of diagnosis. The significance and diagnostic approach to intramucosal lipomas have not been thoroughly addressed in the literature. Intramucosal lipomas are mimicked by pseudolipomatosis coli, an artifactual mucosal gas infiltration from endoscopic insufflation...
December 1, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169633/pathology-and-genetics-of-hereditary-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Huiying Ma, Lodewijk A A Brosens, G Johan A Offerhaus, Francis M Giardiello, Wendy W J de Leng, Elizabeth A Montgomery
Colorectal cancer (CRC) accounts for over 8% of all deaths annually worldwide. Between 2 and 5% of all CRCs occur due to inherited syndromes, including Lynch syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis, MUTYH-associated polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, juvenile polyposis and Cowden/PTEN hamartoma syndrome. In addition, serrated polyposis is a clinically defined condition characterised by multiple colorectal serrated polyps and an increased risk of CRC but the genetics are not known. In most hereditary CRC syndromes, polyps undergo carcinogenesis, but the exact route to carcinoma seems to differ between the conditions...
January 2018: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120812/imaging-findings-in-systemic-childhood-diseases-presenting-with-dermatologic-manifestations
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REVIEW
Adam Z Fink, Julia K Gittler, Radhika N Nakrani, Jonathan Alis, Einat Blumfield, Terry L Levin
PURPOSE: Many childhood diseases often present with skin abnormalities with which radiologists are largely unfamiliar. Knowledge of associated dermatologic manifestations may aid the radiologist in confirming the diagnosis and recommending targeted imaging of affected organs. METHODS: We review the imaging findings in childhood diseases associated with dermatologic manifestations. FINDINGS: Diseases include dermatologic findings which herald underlying malignancy (Neuroblastoma, leukemia/lymphoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis),are associated with risk of malignancy (Epidermolysis Bullosa, basal cell nevus syndrome, Cowden's syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis),or indicate a systemic inflammatory/immune disorder (Kawasaki's disease, Henoch Schonlein Purpura, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, dermatomyositis and immune thrombocytopenic purpura)...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049491/dermal-hyperneury-and-multiple-sclerotic-fibromas-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-syndrome
#15
Victoria Alegría-Landa, Margarita Jo-Velasco, Mercedes Robledo, Luis Requena
Importance: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) syndrome is an autosomal dominant, hereditary cancer disorder caused by germline mutations in the RET (formerly MEN2A, MEN2B) proto-oncogene located on chromosomal band 10q11.21. Two distinct clinical forms have been described as the following phenotypes: multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A) and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN 2B) syndromes. The common and necessary nexus that defines these 2 phenotypes is the presence of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC)...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043291/fibroblastic-polyps-a-novel-polyp-subtype-in-cowden-syndrome
#16
Bradley Anderson, Thomas Smyrk, Seth Sweester
Cowden syndrome (CS) represents one possible phenotype of the PTEN gene mutation, and it can cause hamartomas throughout the gastrointestinal tract, with a predisposition for malignancy. Fibroblastic polyps have not been associated with CS. A 45-year-old woman with CS presenting for colonoscopic surveillance was found to have multiple sessile polyps throughout the transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon, all 2-5 mm in diameter. Based on the morphologic features and the immunohistochemical profile, these lesions were classified as fibroblastic polyps...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033429/cowden-syndrome-with-a-novel-pten-mutation-presenting-with-partial-epilepsy-related-to-focal-cortical-dysplasia
#17
Tadashi Adachi, Hiroshi Takigawa, Takashi Nomura, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Hisanori Kowa
Cowden syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple hamartomas of the ectoderm and brain. A 36-year-old Japanese man presented with right facial seizure during sleep and was admitted to our hospital. He showed cobblestoning over the tongue and palmar pitting but no neurological abnormalities while he was not having a seizure. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed focal cortical dysplasia in the left frontal lobe. Electroencephalography showed sharp waves over the left frontal lesion...
January 1, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901964/the-role-of-the-surgical-pathologist-in-the-diagnosis-of-gastrointestinal-polyposis-syndromes
#18
Christophe Rosty
Polyps of the gastrointestinal tract are very common lesions and most frequently sporadic in nature. Some polyp subtypes are associated with rare hereditary polyposis syndromes, including juvenile polyposis syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and Cowden syndrome. However, many sporadic benign lesions of the gastrointestinal tract can mimic some of these syndromic hamartomatous polyps. The role of the surgical pathologist is to raise the possibility of a hereditary condition in case of suggestive polyp histology and to look for clinical information to support the suspected diagnosis...
January 2018: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868283/uveal-ganglioneuroma-due-to-germline-pten-mutation-cowden-syndrome-presenting-as-unilateral-infantile-glaucoma
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Sarah W DeParis, Michele Bloomer, Ying Han, M Reza Vagefi, Joseph T C Shieh, David A Solomon, James Grenert, Alejandra G de Alba Campomanes
PURPOSE: Uveal ganglioneuroma is a rare tumor that usually occurs in association with neurofibromatosis type 1. Here, we present a rare case of a uveal ganglioneuroma leading to a diagnosis of the tumor predisposition condition Cowden syndrome. PROCEDURES: A 5-year-old girl with unilateral refractory glaucoma secondary to diffuse iris and choroidal thickening developed a blind, painful eye. Enucleation was performed, and histopathology revealed infiltration of the entire uveal tract by neoplastic spindle cells containing admixed ganglion cells diagnostic of uveal ganglioneuroma...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842049/management-of-small-bowel-polyps-a-literature-review
#20
REVIEW
Rabia A de Latour, Saikiran M Kilaru, Seth A Gross
Despite the small bowel comprising 90% of the mucosal surface area of the gastrointestinal tract, it is a rare site for neoplasia and only accounts for a little over 3% of the tumors that arise in the digestive tract. Benign small bowel lesions include lipomas, lymphangiomas, leiomyomas, neurofibromas, nodular lymphoid hyperplasia and adenomas, many of which are precursors to malignant lesions. Several polyposis syndromes are associated with small bowel polyps as well, including familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome, lynch syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Cowden syndrome and juvenile polyposis syndrome...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
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