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Benjamin D Smith, Jennifer R Bellon, Rachel Blitzblau, Gary Freedman, Bruce Haffty, Carol Hahn, Francine Halberg, Karen Hoffman, Kathleen Horst, Jean Moran, Caroline Patton, Jane Perlmutter, Laura Warren, Timothy Whelan, Jean L Wright, Reshma Jagsi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this guideline is to offer recommendations on fractionation for whole breast irradiation (WBI) with or without a tumor bed boost and guidance on treatment planning and delivery. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) convened a task force to address 5 key questions focused on dose-fractionation for WBI, indications and dose-fractionation for tumor bed boost, and treatment planning techniques for WBI and tumor bed boost...
March 8, 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
Bret Taback, Priya Jadeja, Richard Ha
BACKGROUND: Recently there are efforts to use sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) techniques after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) to minimize axillary surgery. However, studies have shown higher false negative rates in this scenario, which might result in inaccurate assessment of treatment response and patient prognosis as well as leaving residual disease behind. In this study, we describe the use of reflector-guided excision of the percutaneously biopsied node (PBN) as an aid to conventional SLNB and its predictor of the axillary status after NAC...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
Andrew Lj Dunn, Brett H Keeling, Justin P Bandino, Dirk M Elston, John S Metcalf
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January 2018: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Keitaro Fukuda, Takeru Funakoshi
Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is a rare, slow-growing, cutaneous adenocarcinoma that usually originates in the anogenital area and axillae outside the mammary glands. EMPD mostly progresses slowly and is often diagnosed as carcinoma in situ ; however, upon becoming invasive, it promptly and frequently metastasizes to regional lymph nodes, leading to subsequent distant metastasis. To date, several chemotherapy regimens have been used to treat metastatic EMPD; however, they present limited effect and patients with distant metastasis exhibit a poor prognosis...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Athanasios Douskos, Aris Giannos, Sofoklis Stavrou, Maria Sotiropoulou, Eleni Feida, Constantine Dimitrakakis, Peter Drakakis, Alexandros Rodolakis
INTRODUCTION: Lobular breast carcinoma includes lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). The association of LCIS with total metastatic lobular breast cancer is very rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a totally metastatic lobular breast cancer in an asymptomatic 64-year-old postmenopausal woman, with no suspicious microcalcifications in mammography. A total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy, infracolic omentectomy and appendectomy was performed along with a quadrantectomy of the upper outer quadrant of left breast, and systematic isolateral lymphadenectomy of the left axilla...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ingrid G M Poodt, Guusje Vugts, Adriana J G Maaskant-Braat, Robert-Jan Schipper, Adri C Voogd, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen
BACKGROUND: Repeat sentinel lymph node biopsy (rSLNB) has increasingly been used in patients with ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR). The safety in terms of regional disease control after this procedure remains unclear. This study evaluates occurrence of regional recurrence as first event in patients with IBTR and negative rSLNB, treated without additional lymph node dissection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Sentinel Node and Recurrent Breast Cancer (SNARB) study...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Tomohiko Yamane, Shigeto Ueda, Akira Seto, Ichiei Kuji
A 77-year-old woman with left breast cancer received F-FDG PET/CT for initial staging, and F-FDG-avid lymph nodes were observed in the bilateral axillae. As estrogen receptor (ER) status of primary lesion was positive, the patient also received F-fluoroestradiol (F-FES) PET/CT. Unlike primary lesion, no remarkable F-FES uptakes in the lymph nodes were observed. F-FDG uptakes in the nodes were finally interpreted as inflammation. F-FES PET that can noninvasively evaluate the ER status may have a potential to reveal the pathology of the false-positive lesion observed in F-FDG PET for patients with ER-positive breast cancer...
February 27, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Randy C Miles, Nita Amornsiripanitch, John Scheel
Accessory breast tissue results from failure of the embryologic mammary ridge, also known as the milk line, to involute. As a result, ectopic breast tissue can develop anywhere along this ridge, which extends from the axilla-the most common location-to the groin. Primary breast cancer in accessory breast tissue is uncommon but has been reported in multiple prior studies. We present a rare case of inflammatory breast cancer presenting in upper abdominal accessory breast tissue in women with a personal history of ipsilateral breast cancer, and highlight the challenges of both diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in accessory breast tissue...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Xiujuan Wu, Peng Tang, Shifei Li, Shushu Wang, Yueyang Liang, Ling Zhong, Lin Ren, Ting Zhang, Yi Zhang
Currently, one sixth of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients who receive docetaxel (T) and epirubicin (E) as neoadjuvant chemotherapy achieve a pathologic complete response (pCR). This study evaluates the impact of adding lobaplatin (L) to the TE regimen. Here, we show data from 125 patients (63 TE and 62 TEL patients). Four patients did not complete all the cycles. Two-sided P values show that the addition of L (38.7% vs. 12.7%, P = 0.001) significantly increases the rate of pCR in the breast and the axilla (TpCR) and the overall response rate (ORR; 93...
February 26, 2018: Nature Communications
Saed Ramzi, Elaine L Hyett, Abigail S Wheal, Peter J Cant
True invasive tubular breast carcinoma (TBC) is unlikely to metastasize to axillary nodes, yet it is routinely subjected to sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), even if the diagnosis was suspected preoperatively. The positive predictive value (PPV) of core biopsy for TBC and the incidence and predictors of axillary metastasis in invasive breast carcinomas identified as tubular-rich on core biopsy are unknown. Prospective patient and tumor data regarding postoperatively confirmed TBCs, and tubular-rich carcinoma identified on preoperative core biopsy between January 2005 and May 2016 was analyzed retrospectively...
February 24, 2018: Breast Journal
Vatsal Khanna, Manikandan Rajan, Trishya Reddy, Naveen Alexander, Parmasivam Surendran
INTRODUCTION: Nodular Fasciitis, also known as infiltrative or pseudosarcomatous fasciitis, is a benign soft tissue tumour of fibroblastic/myofibroblastic differentiation, that was first described in 1955 by Konwaler et al. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This is a case report of a 27-year old male with complaints of a swelling in the right axilla for 2 and ½ years measuring 12 cm × 10 cm. Chest X-Ray was normal. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the right arm and chest showed an irregular mass in the axilla in the muscular-subcutaneous plane measuring 10...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Amy Huang, Gina Taylor, Tracey N Liebman
Eruptive syringoma is a rare variant of syringoma, benign neoplasms of the eccrine sweat ducts that appear on the face, neck, chest, and axillae of predominately Asian and African American women before or during puberty [1, 2]. Lesions appear as small skin-colored or slightly pigmented, flat-topped papules [2]. The condition can be cosmetically disfiguring and difficult to treat, especially in dark-skinned patients. The investigators report a 52-year old Guyanese woman who presented with widespread, chronic, non-pruritic and nontender, skin-colored papules that arose approximately 20 years earlier...
September 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Ingrid G M Poodt, Guusje Vugts, Robert-Jan Schipper, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen
BACKGROUND: During recent years, an increasing number of patients with ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) and previous axillary surgery have undergone repeat sentinel lymph node biopsy (rSLNB). The influence of axillary nodal status on prognosis for IBTR patients remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the technical success rate, follow-up assessment, and prognostic value of rSLNB for patients with IBTR. METHODS: A systematic search conducted in MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library up to July 2017 included all studies on rSLNB in IBTR...
February 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Jin Ho Han, June-Kyu Kim, Kun Chul Yoon, Hyun Woo Shin
BACKGROUND: Osmidrosis is a malodorous disease caused by the breakdown of sweat secreted from the apocrine glands by surface bacteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Versajet-assisted hydraulic epilation for the treatment of axillary osmidrosis. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with axillary osmidrosis (64 axillae) underwent Versajet-assisted hydraulic epilation between January 2016 and January 2017. Subjective assessments were evaluated by a patient survey at least 3 months after the procedure...
February 20, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Vasanthan Tanigasalam, B Vishnu Bhat, B Adhisivam, Bharathi Balachander, Harichandra Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of a novel hypothermia monitoring and alert bracelet device (BEMPU Bracelet) in low birth weight (LBW) neonates weighing less than 2000 grams. DESIGN: This was a controlled prospective study. SETTING: This study was done in the step-down nursery of a tertiary level newborn unit of a major teaching hospital in India. METHODS: Eligible cases fulfilling inclusion criteria were given BEMPU Bracelets for a period of 24 hours...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Kiana Shirani, Kamyar Mostafavizadeh, Behrouz Ataei, Khatere Akhani
Background: Due to the high incidence and prevalence of infection in neonatal ward, especially Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) reported by different studies and the important role of colonization with hospital germs in the development of nosocomial infections, we intended to evaluate the risk of colonization with hospital germs in neonates and its associated risk factors. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2016 in a Teaching Center in Iran...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
R Nail-Barthelemy, N Stroumza, Q Qassemyar, M Delage, A Nassif, M Atlan
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a very debilitating disease, treated by antibiotics and excision. The reconstruction is usually done by secondary wound healing and/or split-thichness skin graft. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reconstruction of the axilla with local perforator flaps as a single stage surgical treatment. METHODS: This was a monocentric retrospective study conducted between November 2013 and June 2015. We included the patients with a severe axillary localization of the disease...
February 13, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Lana X Tong, Jenna Beasley, Shane Meehan, Evan Rieder, Miriam Pomeranz, Kristen Lo Sicco, Alisa Femia, Randie Kim, Andrew G Franks
Anetoderma is a rare benign elastolytic disorder that is characterized by focal loss of elastin fibers on histopathology and is often recalcitrant to treatment. We present a case of a patient with a 20-year history of pruritic and painful hyperpigmented atrophic papules clustered on the neck, axillae, inframammary folds, and right medial thigh. Although the histopathologyof her axillary lesions was consistent with anetoderma, her clinical presentation is unusual given the extent of involvement, reported pain and pruritus, and sharp demarcation of the distribution...
December 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
E Fulton, F Jan, M J Zimarowski
BACKGROUND: Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease usually with a neutrophil rich inflammatory infiltrate, and characterized by linear IgA deposition at the basement membrane zone (BMZ), and neutrophil predominant dermal inflammation. We report a case of LABD with numerous eosinophils and flame figure formation, a unique histopathologic finding not previously reported. A 69-year-old woman presented with a rapidly progressive, intensely pruritic rash over forearms, breasts, axillae, hips, and thighs...
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Sanjay Mhalasakant Khaladkar, Surbhi Chauhan, Raghav Kalra, Shishir Chauhan
Segmental neurofibromatosis type 5 (NF5) is a rare form of NF, in which the cutaneous and/or neural changes are confined to one region of the body. It is often underdiagnosed or undetected due to the absence of symptoms. Inheritance of NF is different from other types of NF. Intraosseous neurofibromas are rare tumors which develop from nerves supplying the periosteum or nerves following the intraosseous course. Plexiform neurofibroma with associated intraosseous neurofibroma is extremely rare. We report a case of plexiform neurofibroma in the left axilla of a 17-year-old female with associated intraosseous neurofibroma in adjoining left humerus...
2018: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
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