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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238881/peritoneal-carcinomatosis-of-urachus-origin-treated-by-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-an-international-registry-of-36-patients
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Frederic Mercier, Guillaume Passot, Laurent Villeneuve, Edward A Levine, Yutaka Yonemura, Diane Goéré, Paul H Sugarbaker, Christelle Marolho, David L Bartlett, Olivier Glehen
PURPOSE: Peritoneal carcinomatosis or pseudomyxoma peritonei from urachus is a rare form of presentation, often diagnosed at an advanced state of tumor burden. Because of its rarity, little is known about its natural history, prognosis, or optimal treatment. We searched a large international multicenter database of peritoneal surface disease to identify cases of peritoneal carcinomatosis of urachus that were treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) at expert centers...
December 13, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235002/the-added-diagnostic-value-of-18f-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine-pet-ct-in-the-preoperative-work-up-of-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Pietro Addeo, Gilles Poncet, Bernard Goichot, Loic Leclerc, Cécile Brigand, Didier Mutter, Benoit Romain, Izzie-Jacques Namer, Philippe Bachellier, Alessio Imperiale
BACKGROUND: The precise localization of the primary tumor and/or the identification of multiple primary tumors improves the preoperative work-up in patients with small bowel (SB) neuroendocrine tumor (NET). The present study assesses the diagnostic value of 18F-fluorodihydroxyphenylalanine (18F-FDOPA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) during the preoperative wok-up of SB NETs. METHODS: Between January 2010 and June 2017, all consecutive patients with SB NETs undergoing preoperative 18F-FDOPA PET/CT and successive resection were analyzed...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234710/polypoid-endometriosis-mimicking-invasive-cancer-in-an-obese-postmenopausal-tamoxifen-user
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William T Jaegle, Jason C Barnett, Bridget R Stralka, Nicole P Chappell
Background: Tamoxifen is a medication often used for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. It is classically associated with several gynecological side effects to include a thickened endometrial stripe, increased uterine polyp formation, and an increased risk of uterine cancer. Rarely tamoxifen use has been associated with proliferation of endometriosis often severe enough to mimic a late-stage gynecologic malignancy. Case: A 62-year-old Gravida 0 postmenopausal female with a medical history of severe obesity, infertility, and preventative tamoxifen use presented for evaluation of gross hematuria...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226856/endocrine-gland-derived-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-eg-vegf-and-its-receptor-prokr2-are-associated-to-human-colorectal-cancer-progression-and-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
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Mohammed Benlahfid, Wael Traboulsi, Frederic Sergent, Mohamed Benharouga, Khalid Elhattabi, Driss Erguibi, Mehdi Karkouri, Hicham Elattar, Abdelaziz Fadil, Yassine Fahmi, Touria Aboussaouira, Nadia Alfaidy
BACKGROUND: The highest risk factor for mortality among malignant tumors is metastasis. Endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor (EG-VEGF) is an angiogenic factor which biological activity is mediated via two G protein-coupled receptors, prokineticin receptor1 (PROKR1) and PROKR2. Recent studies suggested that EG-VEGF expression is deregulated in multiple cancers including colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Using distinctive CRC and peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) cohorts and corresponding control cohort, we determined the circulating levels of EG-VEGF and its in situ expression, and that of its related receptors...
November 28, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221687/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-colorectal-cancer-the-mayo-clinic-experience
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Gretchen Taylor, Nina Karlin, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Kyle Coppola, Axel Grothey
BACKGROUND: Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is an uncommon form of metastatic disease in many cancers. There remains a paucity of literature with regard to the course and management of LM in colorectal cancers (CRCs). The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of LM in patients with CRC seen at our institution over a 15-year period, and to describe the clinical course and outcome of these cases. METHODS: LM in CRC primary cases between 2000 and 2014 were identified in the Mayo Clinic databases...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218669/laparoscopy-as-a-useful-selection-tool-for-patients-with-prior-surgery-and-peritoneal-metastases-suitable-for-multimodality-treatment-strategies
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Philipp von Breitenbuch, Thomas Boerner, Tonia Jeiter, Pompiliu Piso, Hans J Schlitt
BACKGROUND: Complete macroscopic cytoreduction in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is the basic requirement for long-term survival. Diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) can be difficult and of limited clinical value secondary to postoperative or tumor-induced adhesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of DL in patients with prior surgery and PC. METHODS: The database of the surgical department of the University Medical Center of Regensburg was reviewed (9/2010-10/2014) selecting for DL in patients with PC...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214884/adjuvant-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer-at-risk-for-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-a-systematic-review
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Paul L Feingold, Nicholas D Klemen, Mei Li M Kwong, Barry Hashimoto, Udo Rudloff
BACKGROUND: The peritoneal surface is the second most common site of disease recurrence, after the liver, following definitive surgery for colorectal cancer. Adjuvant intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy delivered at time of surgical resection has the potential to delay or prevent future spread to the peritoneal surface and improve clinical outcome. The exact role of adjuvant IP chemotherapy in colorectal cancer, including its associated morbidity and mortality, is not well defined. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and pooled random effect analysis of comparative trials examining the addition of adjuvant IP chemotherapy compared to surgery alone in colorectal cancer...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205363/risk-of-peritoneal-metastases-in-patients-who-had-negative-peritoneal-staging-and-received-therapy-for-localized-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Graciela M Nogueras-González, Kazuto Harada, Fatemeh G Amlashi, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, Jeannelyn S Estrella, Prajnan Das, Jeffrey H Lee, Brian Weston, Manoop S Bhutani, Aurelio Matamoros, Irene Thomas, Quan Lin, Brian D Badgwell, Jaffer A Ajani
BACKGROUND: Positive peritoneal cytology (+PCyt) or gross carcinomatosis (GPC) carries a poor prognosis. Laparoscopic staging to detect +PCyt/GPC is recommended for all ≥T1b gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC). The natural history of patients with GAC who have baseline -PCyt and then undergo multimodality therapy is not well documented, particularly for the risk of subsequent GPC. METHODS: We identified 238 GAC patients with baseline -PCyt who were followed for the development of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204776/implications-of-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-perfusion-related-hyperglycemia
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Camille L Stewart, Ana Gleisner, Alison Halpern, Irada Ibrahim-Zada, Rodrigo Asturias Luna, Nathan Pearlman, Csaba Gajdos, Barish Edil, Martin McCarter
BACKGROUND: Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) administration can be associated with hyperglycemia during perfusion. Little is known about this effect, and no previous studies have examined patient characteristics associated with perfusion-related hyperglycemia. METHODS: We retrospectively identified consecutive patients at a single institution treated with HIPEC from 8/2003 to 10/2016 who had intraoperative blood glucose measured. Hypertonic 1.5% dextrose-containing peritoneal dialysate was used as carrier solution in all patients...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204290/meningeal-carcinomatosis-and-spinal-cord-infiltration-caused-by-a-locally-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-in-a-cat
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Christoforos Posporis, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Olga Travetti, Maria Oliveira, Laura Polledo, Annette Wessmann
Case summary: A 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat was presented with acute non-painful hindlimb proprioceptive ataxia localising to T3-L3 spinal cord segments. MRI revealed paravertebral muscular hyperintensity on T2-weighted images at the level of T7-T8 vertebrae. The cat improved on conservative management but deteriorated 3 months later. Repeated MRI showed meningeal enhancement at the same level and hyperintensity of the paravertebral musculature extending to the right thoracic wall and pleural space on short tau inversion recovery images...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203116/diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-neoplasms-with-unknown-primary
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REVIEW
Tilmann Bochtler, Harald Löffler, Alwin Krämer
In cancer of unknown primary (CUP), metastases are clinically and histologically confirmed, but the primary tumor site remains elusive after extensive work-up. CUPs make up for 2-3% of all epithelial malignancies. The two prevailing histologies are adenocarcinomas and undifferentiated carcinomas, whereas squamous cell carcinomas, neuroendocrine carcinomas and rare histologies account for the remaining 10%. The diagnostic work-up in CUP relies strongly on a detailed immunohistological (IHC) analysis in order to characterize the tumor type, nowadays aided by molecular techniques...
November 26, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197848/challenging-and-uncommon-diagnosis-of-long-evolution-ascites
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Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, João Almeida, João Fraga, Luis Tomé
This is a case report of a 45-year-old Caucasian man with chronic alcoholism. No history of liver disease or asbestos exposure. He complained of ascites during the last 3 years with worsening in the last year with severe ascites development. Diagnostic paracentesis showed SAAG 1.1 and high cellularity with neutrophil count >250 cells/µL. Ascitic fluid cytology revealed reactive mesothelial hyperplasia. Thoracoabdominopelvic ultrasonography/CT/MRI and fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT showed 'omental cake' pattern suggesting peritoneal carcinomatosis...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196156/leiomyomatosis-peritonealisis-disseminata-two-unusual-cases-with-literature-review
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L Gaichies, L Fabre-Monplaisir, R Fauvet, A Alves, A Mulliri
BACKGROUND: Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) is a rare benign disease characterized by numerous smooth muscle-like cell nodules disseminated among the abdominal cavity. The pathogenesis of LPD is not well known; one hypothesis, widely reported, is parasitic LPD (after uterine myoma surgery). The role of hormonal status has been raised without any evidence yet confirmed. Lesions of LPD can mimic carcinomatosis and lead to an unappropriated treatment. Total and spontaneous regression of the nodules is sometimes reported...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193022/experimental-study-of-delivery-of-humidified-warm-carbon-dioxide-during-open-abdominal-surgery
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S Carpinteri, S Sampurno, J Malaterre, R Millen, M Dean, J Kong, T Chittleborough, A Heriot, A C Lynch, R G Ramsay
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to monitor the effect of humidified-warm carbon dioxide (HWCO2 ) delivered into the open abdomen of mice, simulating laparotomy. METHODS: Mice were anaesthetized, ventilated and subjected to an abdominal incision followed by wound retraction. In the experimental group, a diffuser device was used to deliver HWCO2 ; the control group was exposed to passive air flow. In each group of mice, surgical damage was produced on one side of the peritoneal wall...
November 28, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188211/response-of-leptomeningeal-dissemination-of-anaplastic-glioma-to-temozolomide-experience-of-two-cases
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Jin Woo Bae, Eun Kyung Hong, Ho-Shin Gwak
The incidence of leptomeningeal dissemination (LMD) of anaplastic glioma has been increasing. LMD can be observed at the time of initial presentation or the time of recurrence. As a result of both rarity and unusual presentation, a standard therapy has not yet been suggested. In contrast to leptomeningeal carcinomatosis for systemic solid cancers, a relatively prolonged survival is observed in some patients with LMD of anaplastic gliomas. Treatment modalities include whole craniospinal irradiation, intra-cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) chemotherapy, and systemic chemotherapy...
October 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181652/repeat-cytoreduction-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-recurrent-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-of-appendiceal-origin
#16
Toshiyuki Kitai, Kenya Yamanaka
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to clarify the role of repeat cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS + HIPEC) in the management of recurrent peritoneal carcinomatosis of appendiceal origin. METHODS: Data were retrieved on 42 patients who underwent CRS + HIPEC; 29 repeat surgical procedures were performed in 13 patients. RESULTS: Complete cytoreduction was achieved in 12 of 13 patients by the second CRS...
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181068/immunohistochemical-features-and-staging-of-early-gastric-cancer
#17
Simona Gurzu, Janina Orlowska, Haruhiko Sugimura, Tivadar Bara, Zoltan Szentirmay, Wladyslaw Januszewicz, Tivadar Bara, Janos Szederjesi, Ioan Jung
Introduction: The aim of this study was to analyze the particularities of early gastric cancer (EGC) and their importance for staging, prognosis, and therapy. Material and methods: A total of 338 GCs diagnosed and surgically removed in three medical institutes from Eastern Europe were retrospectively examined, and the EGCs were further examined. Besides the demographic factors and tumor characteristics, immunostains were performed with E-cadherin, HER-2, p53, Ki67, MLH-1, MSH-2, COX-2, VEGF-A, CD31, and CD105...
October 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177208/management-of-peritoneal-surface-malignancies-in-laparoscopic-era-a-concise-review
#18
REVIEW
Abhijit Shaligram
Peritoneal carcinomatosis is seldom curable. Maximal cytoreductive surgery combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy has been used in efforts to improve survival. There has been a recent explosion of interest in this modality of treatment with various centers employing its use throughout the world. This is a complex procedure associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This makes patient selection very critical and hence there has been immense interest in the evaluation of various prognostic indicators being evaluated...
December 2016: International Journal of Surgery. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176541/diffuse-peritoneal-and-bowel-wall-infiltration-by-light-chain-al-amyloidosis-with-omental-calcification-mimicking-abdominal-carcinomatosis-an-elderly-female-with-incidental-finding-of-light-chain-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-lc-mgus
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Shoaib Junejo, Yasir Ali, Sandeep Singh Lubana, Sandeep S Tuli
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is the extracellular tissue deposition of plasma proteins, which after conformational changes, forms antiparallel beta pleated sheets of fibrils. Amyloid light-chain (AL) is a type of amyloidosis that is due to deposition of proteins derived from immunoglobulin (Ig) light chains. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) involvement most often found in amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis type. There have been no reports of obstructive GIT AL amyloid patients having monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)...
November 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167313/mechanism-informed-repurposing-of-minocycline-overcomes-resistance-to-topoisomerase-inhibition-for-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
#20
Huang-Chiao Huang, Joyce Liu, Yan Baglo, Imran Rizvi, Sriram Anbil, Michael Pigula, Tayyaba Hasan
Mechanism-inspired drug repurposing that augments standard treatments offers a cost-effective and a rapid route toward addressing the burgeoning problem of plateauing of effective therapeutics for drug-resistant micrometastases. We show that the antibiotic minocycline, by its ability to minimize DNA repair via reduced expression of tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase-1 (Tdp1), removes a key process attenuating the efficacy of irinotecan, a frequently used chemotherapeutic against metastatic disease. Moreover, minocycline and irinotecan cooperatively mitigate each other's undesired cytokine inductions of VEGF and IL-8 respectively, thereby reinforcing the benefits of each modality...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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