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Salivary gland pathology

Ali Khalife, Mehdi Bakhshaee, Behrouz Davachi, Leila Mashhadi, Kamran Khazaeni
INTRODUCTION: Different imaging modalities are used to evaluate salivary gland diseases, including tumors. Ultrasonography (US) is the preferred method on account of its ease of use, affordability, safety profile, and good tolerance among patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of US in differentiating malignant from benign parotid tumors, in the context of previous controversy in the literature on this subject. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in patients who presented to Qaem Medical Center with parotid masses and who were candidates for parotidectomy between June 2013 and January 2015...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
S Karatayli-Ozgursoy, J A Bishop, A T Hillel, L M Akst, S R Best
Malignant salivary gland tumours of the larynx are very rare, with limited reports of clinical outcomes. We present the decade-long experience of a single institution. A 10-year retrospective chart review of a tertiary head and neck cancer centre was performed. Index patients were identified from a review of a pathology database, and reviewed by a head and neck pathologist. Patient demographics, presenting signs and symptoms, treatment modalities and clinical outcomes were extracted from electronic medical records...
August 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Seong-Beom Kim, Pil-Young Yun, Young-Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Mucous retention cyst refers to a cyst made by expansion due to the blockage of the salivary gland near the maxillary sinus, and it is surrounded by epithelial cells. Most of them are small; therefore, they cannot be found well and are frequently with antral polyp. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical prognosis of sinus bone graft in patients with mucous retention cyst. METHODS: This study was performed retrospectively on 23 patients who had sinus bone graft...
December 2016: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Aline Priscila Ataíde, Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Alan Roger Santos Silva, Jacks Jorge Júnior, Márcio Ajudarte Lopes, Pablo Agustin Vargas
OBJECTIVES: Oral lesions affecting infants account for approximately 10% of all samples from diagnostic services and studies investigating the distribution of these lesions in pediatrics from different geographic areas are desired to improve the diagnostic knowledge of clinicians. Therefore, the aim of this study is to describe the distribution of oral lesions in a southeastern Brazilian population. METHODS: The oral pathology files of the University of Campinas was retrospectively reviewed for all cases diagnosed from 2000 to 2014 affecting patients 16-years-old and younger...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Ahmed Qannam, Ibrahim O Bello
CONTEXT: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is the most common salivary gland malignancy and its grading is greatly consequential in the management and prognosis of patients with the disease. AIMS: To compare histologic grading systems in MEC of minor salivary glands. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Two qualitative (modified Healy and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center [MSKCC] methods) and two quantitative (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology [AFIP] and Brandwein methods) were evaluated...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Bernhard Grubmüller, Richard P Baum, Enza Capasso, Aviral Singh, Yasaman Ahmadi, Peter Knoll, Andreas Floth, Sergio Righi, Shahin Zandieh, Carlo Meleddu, Shahrokh F Shariat, Hans Christoph Klingler, Siroos Mirzaei
AIM: The prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a cell surface protein, which is overexpressed in nearly all cases of prostate cancer (PCa). PET imaging with (68)Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC has recently found widespread application in the diagnosis of recurrent PCa. In this study, the diagnostic potential of (64)Cu-labeled PSMA ligand (PSMA-617) PET in patients with PCa has been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted simultaneously at two nuclear medicine centers, Austria (Vienna, Center 1) and Germany (Bad Berka, Center 2)...
October 7, 2016: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
N A Koontz, T A Seltman, S F Kralik, K M Mosier, H R Harnsberger
Radiologists have long relied upon the use of metaphoric imaging signs to attribute meaning to disease or anatomy-specific imaging patterns encountered in clinical imaging. Teachers of radiology often employ the use of such signs to help learners rapidly identify the typical appearance of various pathologies. Head and neck (H&N) imaging is no exception, and as a specialty that deals with uncommon pathologies and complex anatomy, learners and practising radiologists alike may benefit from this simplistic, pattern-based approach...
October 3, 2016: Clinical Radiology
Aleksandra J Ochal-Choińska, Ewa Osuch-Wójcikiewicz
Salivary gland tumours are a group of lesions whose heterogeneity of biological and pathological features is widely reflected in the molecular aspect. This is demonstrated by an increasing number of studies in the field of genetics of these tumours. The aim of this study was to collect the most significant scientific reports on the cytogenetic and molecular data concerning these tumours, which might facilitate the identification of potential biomarkers and therapeutic targets. The analysis covered 71 papers included in the PubMed database...
2016: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
Bin Xiang, Lichi Han, Xinyue Wang, Ling Tang, Kailiang Li, Xiuxiu Li, Xibo Zhao, Miaomiao Xia, Xixi Zhou, Fuyin Zhang, Ke Jian Liu
PURPOSE: Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer commonly leads to radiation sialadenitis. Emerging evidence has indicated that phenylephrine pretreatment reduces radiosensitivity in the salivary gland; however, the underlying cytoprotective mechanism remains unclear. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) is not only a key enzyme for the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide salvage pathway, but also a cytokine participating in cell survival, metabolism, and longevity, with a broad effect on cellular functions in physiology and pathology...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Ekarat Phattarataratip, Marisa Masorn, Werapong Jarupoonphol, Sirinpaporn Supatthanayut, Pichanee Saeoweiang
Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is the epithelial-specific molecule expressed on various epithelial cell types. The function of EpCAM involves cellular adhesion, proliferation, and signaling in both normal tissues and cancers. The purposes of this study were to investigate the EpCAM expression in salivary gland neoplasms and examine its relationship with pathologic characteristics. Forty-two cases of salivary gland neoplasms, including 20 mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MECs), 11 adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACCs), 9 pleomorphic adenomas (PAs), and 2 polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinomas (PLGAs) were enrolled...
October 2016: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
E Brauner, S Jamshir, G Guarino, A Ciolfi, V Valentini, G Pompa, S Di Carlo
OBJECTIVE: Although tumors of minor salivary glands are rare, the pleomorphic adenoma is the most common pathology among the benign neoplasm and can be found with high prevalence in the junction between hard palate and soft palate. Most of the maxillary tumors are surgically treated through either a total or partial maxillectomy. However, surgical defects lead to both clinical and psychologic disorders for the patient. A postoperative obturator prosthesis is a good option in patients who underwent maxillectomy...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Mateusz Maciejczyk, Agnieszka Pietrzykowska, Anna Zalewska, Małgorzata Knaś, Irena Daniszewska
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) belong to a family of structurally related zinc-dependent proteolytic enzymes that are known to play a key role in the catabolic turnover of extracellular matrix (ECM) components. Research studies to date have indicated that MMPs regulate the activity of several non-ECM bioactive substrates, including growth factors, cytokines, chemokines and cell receptors, which determine the tissue microenvironment. Disruption of the balance between the concentration of active matalloproteinases and their inhibitors (TIMPs) may lead to pathological changes associated with uncontrolled ECM turnover, tissue remodeling, inflammatory response, cell growth and migration...
March 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Cameron C Wick, Joseph Zachariah, Sunil Manjila, William C Brown, Prerna Malla, Bashar Katirji, Mark Cohen, Cliff A Megerian
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is increasingly being recognized as an entity effecting the head and neck region. Although most commonly seen with salivary gland or paranasal sinus involvement, IgG4-RD may also involve the temporal bone and skull base. We report a rare care of a 61-year-old female with IgG4-RD presenting as synchronous lesions of the middle ear and middle cranial fossa with polyneuropathy of cranial nerves II, VI, and VII. Initial histopathological evaluation of her resected ear mass suggested a benign inflammatory process but no specific diagnosis...
August 18, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Carla Bizzarri, Stefania Pedicelli, Marco Cappa, Stefano Cianfarani
In newborns and infants, dehydration and salt wasting represent a relatively common cause of admission to hospital and may result in life-threatening complications. Kidneys are responsible for electrolyte homoeostasis, but neonatal kidneys show low glomerular filtration rate and immaturity of the distal nephron, leading to reduced ability to concentrate urine. High extrarenal fluid losses often contribute to the increased occurrence of electrolyte disorders. Aldosterone is essential for sodium retention in the kidney, salivary glands, sweat glands and colon...
September 7, 2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
Hélios Bertin, Raphael Bonnet, Anne-Sophie Delemazure, Emmanuelle Mourrain-Langlois, Jacques Mercier, Pierre Corre
OBJECTIVE: Non-tumor salivary diseases are common. Imaging studies are essential for their diagnosis and before undergoing an endoscopic or surgical treatment. In this study we aimed at presenting our procedure and results obtained with three dimensional cone-beam CT (3D-CBCT) sialography for non-tumor salivary gland diseases. METHODS: Patients with parotid or submandibular salivary symptoms were examined by 3D-CBCT sialography. They received an intraductal injection of 0...
September 2, 2016: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
Cheng Shen, Xin Wang, Guowei Che
BACKGROUND: Primary salivary gland-type tumors of lung are rare. Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) of the lung is a minor salivary gland-type tumor subtype. METHODS: We report a very rare case of EMC located in the peripheral left lower lobe that was diagnosed in a 58-year-old man and this is the first study in which we summarize all the patients with primary peripheral lung EMC concerned with the clinical features. Informed consent was obtained from the patient...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ji Y Buethe, Salim Abboud, Kristie Brock, Greg Nizialek, Rod Rezaee, Jay Wasman, Jonathan Frankel, Dean A Nakamoto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the imaging, histologic changes and safety of computed tomography (CT)-guided cryoablation of the parotid glands in a porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Unilateral CT-guided parotid gland cryoablation was performed in 5 juvenile miniature pigs. The ablated parotid glands underwent 2 cycles of 10-minute freeze and 5-minute thaw using three 17-g cryoprobes. The animals were monitored daily for complications including pain, frostbite, infection, and sialocele or fistula formation...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Alena Skálová, Petr Šteiner, Tomáš Vaneček
In recent years the discovery of translocations and the fusion oncogenes that they result in has changed the way diagnoses are made in salivary gland pathology. These genetic aberrations are recurrent; and at the very least serve as powerful diagnostic tools in salivary gland tumors diagnosis and classification. They also show promise as prognostic markers and hopefully as targets of therapy. In this review the 4 carcinomas currently known to harbor translocations will be discussed, namely mucoepidermoid carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, mammary analogue secretory carcinoma, and hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma...
2016: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
Raja R Seethala, Christopher C Griffith
Although initial attempts at using ancillary studies in salivary gland tumor classification were viewed with skepticism, numerous advances over the past decade have established a role for assessment of molecular alterations in the diagnosis and potential prognosis and treatment of salivary gland tumors. Many monomorphic salivary tumors are now known to harbor defining molecular alterations, usually translocations. Pleomorphic, high-grade carcinomas tend to have complex alterations that are often further limited by inaccuracy of initial classification by morphologic and immunophenotypic features...
September 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
Ira B Lamster, Lynda Asadourian, Tessa Del Carmen, Paula K Friedman
Aging is the physiologic change that occurs over time. In humans, this change occurs at different rates and are related to lifestyle, environment and genetics. It can be challenging to differentiate normal aging from disease. In the oral cavity, with increasing age the teeth demonstrate wearing of the enamel, chipping and fracture lines, and a darker color. The pulp chamber and canals are reduced in size as a result of the deposition of secondary dentin. Coronal or root caries, however, represent disease. A limited amount of periodontal attachment loss occurs in association with aging, usually manifesting as recession on the buccal surface of teeth...
October 2016: Periodontology 2000
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