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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445300/malignant-phosphaturic-mesenchymal-tumor-with-pulmonary-metastasis-a-case-report
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Shui Qiu, Li-Li Cao, Yue Qiu, Ping Yan, Zi-Xuan Li, Jiang Du, Li-Mei Sun, Qing-Fu Zhang
RATIONALE: Phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor (PMT) is a new tumor entity of soft tissue and bone tumor recently accepted by the World Health Organization, which typically causes the paraneoplastic syndrome of tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO). The majority of PMTs follow a benign clinical course and local recurrence occurs in < 10% of cases, malignant PMTs with distant organ metastasis are extremely uncommon. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 41-year-old woman who was diagnosed with PMT 10 years ago with a repeated recurrence and pulmonary metastasis...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435850/paraneoplastic-myositis-secondary-to-poorly-differentiated-serous-carcinoma-of-ovarian-tubal-origin
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Zachary Raizman, Boshra Hosseini, Sarah Kean, Alon D Altman
•Ovarian cancer can present as paraneoplastic myositis.•Presented with progressive weakness unresponsive to treatment with glucocorticoids•Imaging revealed bilateral ovarian masses, myositis resolved after surgery.•Ovarian cancer should be included on the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with myositis.
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434507/motor-neuropathies-and-lower-motor-neuron-syndromes
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REVIEW
A Verschueren
Motor or motor-predominant neuropathies may arise from disease processes affecting the motor axon and/or its surrounding myelin. Lower motor neuron syndrome (LMNS) arises from a disease process affecting the spinal motor neuron itself. The term LMNS is more generally used, rather than motor neuronopathy, although both entities are clinically similar. Common features are muscle weakness (distal or proximal) with atrophy and hyporeflexia, but no sensory involvement. They can be acquired or hereditary. Immune-mediated neuropathies (multifocal motor neuropathy, motor-predominant chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy) are important to identify, as effective treatments are available...
April 20, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433972/paraneoplastic-jaundice-and-prostate-cancer
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Ana Claudia Vieira, Maria Joana Alvarenga, Jose Carlos Santos, Alberto Mello Silva
Cholestasis has numerous causes. We present the case of a 78-year-old man with a common diagnosis in this age group and gender but with an unusual presentation. There are only 11 articles published of patients with jaundice due to a paraneoplastic syndrome associated with prostate cancer. Interleukin 6 and other proinflammatory cytokines appear to contribute to the pathophysiology of this syndrome. Our patient remains symptom free 4 months after treatment initiation.
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432174/postintervention-acute-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome
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Annelise Aquilina, Nicola Dingli, Josanne Aquilina
Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare, neurological condition affecting 1 in 10 000 000 people annually. Opsoclonus, defined as involuntary rapid, multivectorial oscillations of the eyes, together with ataxia and myoclonus are usually present. OMS may be paraneoplastic: often associated with occult neuroblastoma in childhood and with breast carcinoma or small cell lung carcinoma in adults. Other aetiologies include viral or toxic agents. The pathogenesis is thought to be immune mediated. A 37-year-old woman with previous inflammatory cranial mononeuropathies was admitted for elective dilatation and curettage (D&C)...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427695/paraneoplastic-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-associated-with-multiple-myeloma
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Lai Yin Law, Kanae Jennifer Nagao
We describe a man recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma who presented with progressive spastic paraparesis, encephalopathy and multifocal MRI lesions with haemorrhage. Brain histopathology was consistent with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) with no new clinicoradiological findings on follow-up. This case emphasises the growing paraneoplastic spectrum, including non-classical but treatable disorders such as ADEM.
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421461/the-role-of-tumor-board-conferences-in-neuro-oncology-a-nationwide-provider-survey
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REVIEW
James Snyder, Lonni Schultz, Tobias Walbert
The tumor board or multidisciplinary cancer meeting (MCM) is the foundation of high value multidisciplinary oncology care, coordinating teams of specialists. Little is known on how these meetings are implemented in Neuro-oncology. Benefits of MCMs include coordination, direction for complicated cases, education, and a forum for communication, emerging technology, and clinical trials. This study identifies participation and utilization of neuro-oncology MCMs. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was dispersed through an internet questionnaire...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417344/biotherapy-in-inflammatory-diseases-of-the-cns-current-knowledge-and-applications
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REVIEW
Nicolas Collongues, Laure Michel, Jérôme de Seze
Biotherapy represents an innovative therapeutic approach that includes immunotherapy (vaccines, apheresis, and antibodies); gene therapy; and stem cell transplants. Their development helps to cross the bridge from bench to bedside and brings new hope of a cure for severe diseases in different fields of medicine. In neurology, a growing range of applications is being developed for these medications. Valuable results are now available in the field of autoimmunity, neuro-oncology, paraneoplastic manifestations, and neurodegenerative disorders...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417137/adult-onset-sporadic-cerebellar-ataxia-in-singapore-diagnostic-outcomes-of-paraneoplastic-antibody-testing-and-early-clinical-features-of-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration
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Zheyu Xu, Jinglin Zhang, Samuel Ye Ng, Josiah Yh Chai, Louis Cs Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413671/paraneoplastic-limbic-encephalitis-in-a-patient-with-extensive-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Sebastian Ochenduszko, Bartosz Wilk, Joanna Dabrowska, Izabela Herman-Sucharska, Anna Dubis, Miroslawa Puskulluoglu
Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE) is a rare disorder infrequently accompanying malignancy, coexisting in ~50% of the cases with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). The pathomechanism of PLE is considered to be immune-mediated, with production of specific anti-Hu antibodies and activation of T-cells directed against onconeural antigens present on both tumor cells and neurons. We herein report the case of a 50-year-old male patient who, prior to being diagnosed with SCLC, presented with typical symptoms of PLE (seizures, subacute cognitive dysfunction with severe memory impairment, anxiety and hallucinations)...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413402/paraneoplastic-peripheral-nervous-system-manifestations-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Ingrid Yang, Joanna Jaros, Danny Bega
Neurologic symptoms secondary to a paraneoplastic syndrome may be the presenting manifestation of a previously undiagnosed cancer, and alertness to these syndromes may provide an opportunity for early detection and treatment of a cancer. Paraneoplastic weakness is a rare manifestation of renal cell carcinoma and may present with variable electrophysiological features. We present a case of a patient with progressive weakness, sensory changes, and urinary retention, with electrophysiological features suggestive of a complex peripheral nervous system syndrome...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413386/severe-malignant-acanthosis-nigricans-associated-with-adenocarcinoma-of-the-endometrium-in-a-young-obese-female
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Jacqueline Deen, Thomas Moloney, David Burdon-Jones
Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a dermatopathy associated with insulin-resistance, drugs, endocrine disorders, chromosomal abnormalities (benign AN), and neoplasia (malignant AN). Malignant AN (MAN) is a rare paraneoplastic skin syndrome most commonly associated with gastric adenocarcinoma and other intra-abdominal malignancies. We report the case of a 28-year-old female with AN associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and endometrial adenocarcinoma. Although rare, MAN is often an initial sign of malignancy and must trigger extensive investigation, particularly in patients with sudden development of possibly paraneoplastic dermatoses or in patients diagnosed with benign AN with any atypical features...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412079/polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-vagal-paraganglioma
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V L'Huillier, O Mauvais, S Valmary-Degano, L Tavernier
INTRODUCTION: Vagal paraganglioma are rare tumors that are mostly asymptomatic. We report a case of vagal paraganglioma associated with paraneoplastic polymyalgia rheumatica and review the literature on benign paragangliomas of the head and neck associated with paraneoplastic syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 53-year-old man presented with atypical polymyalgia rheumatica. MRI revealed a tumor that was then surgically excised. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of benign vagal paraganglioma...
April 12, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410910/heart-failure-a-paraneoplastic-manifestation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-reversed-with%C3%A2-pazopanib
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Manu Pandey, Shipra Gandhi, Saby George
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410845/-paraneoplastic-hypoglycemia-the-hopes-of-pathophysiological-documentation
#15
A Villemain, O Menard, D Mandry, J Siat, J-M Vignaud, Y Martinet, A Tiotiu
Doege-Potter syndrome is a paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia secondary to a solitary fibrous tumor. These tumors are rare and usually asymptomatic. The syndrome of hypoglycemia is seen in less than 5% of the cases, and the associated tumors are large with a high mitotic rate. The cause of hypoglycemia is related to insulin-like growth factors produced by these tumors called "big" IGF-2. Several biological tests can demonstrate the increase of "big" IGF-2 plasma levels confirming the diagnosis of non-islet cell tumor induced hypoglycemia...
April 11, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410500/cancer-is-a-propagandist
#16
Giamila Fantuzzi
Communication among cells (also known as cross-talk) plays a prominent role in the current knowledge of the pathophysiology of cancer and of cancer-associated conditions such as paraneoplastic syndromes and cachexia that are responsible for much of cancer's morbidity and mortality. Yet, biomedical scientists lack an explicit unifying frame that places this exchange of molecular information at the core of their understanding of cancer as a systemic disease. Propaganda is a type of information that aims at misleading, a form of communication intended primarily to serve the messenger...
April 11, 2017: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405536/an-unfortunate-polyneuropathy-organomegaly-endocrinopathy-monoclonal-gammopathy-and-skin-change-poems
#17
Faraz Afridi, Jorge Otoya, Samantha F Bunting, Gerard Chaaya
POEMS syndrome is an acronym for polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes, which is a rare paraneoplastic disease of monoclonal plasma cells. A mandatory criterion to diagnose POEMS syndrome is the presence of a monoclonal plasma cell dyscrasia in which plasma cell leukemia is the most aggressive form. Early identification of the features of the POEMS syndrome is critical for patients to identify an underlying plasma cell dyscrasias and to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease by providing early therapy...
March 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401573/is-tocilizumab-a-potential-therapeutic-option-for-refractory-unicentric-castleman-disease
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Muhammad Bilal Abid, Rachel Peck, Muhammad Abbas Abid, Wesam Al-Sakkaf, Yuening Zhang, Giles S Dunnill, Konrad Staines, Iara-Maria Sequeiros, Lisa Lowry
Castleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder with 2 distinctly defined clinical forms. While multicentric Castleman disease (UCD) poses a potential therapeutic challenge, unicentric variant has historically been considered curable with surgical resection. Hence, little is known to guide management of patients with UCD, refractory to surgical resection and combination chemotherapy. We present a case of a patient, negative for HIV and HHV-8, who had an unsuccessful surgical intervention and no response to radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
April 11, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398428/paraneoplastic-palmoplantar-keratoderma-secondary-to-metastatic-uterine-adenocarcinoma
#19
Joseph R Kallini, Khosro Sadeghani, Amor Khachemoune
Palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) is a dermatosis that presents as hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles. It may be acquired or heritable. Acquired PPK often occurs as a paraneoplastic response as well as a stigma of other dermatoses. We report a rare case of a 72-year-old woman with acquired PPK secondary to metastatic uterine adenocarcinoma. We also review other rare cases of cutaneous paraneoplasia secondary to uterine cancer and describe the salient features of acquired PPK. Acquired PPK most commonly presents as a paraneoplastic response to visceral malignancies that include localized esophageal, pulmonary, urinary/bladder, and gastric carcinomas, as well as myeloma...
March 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398409/-macrocytosis-of-red-blood-cells-and-early-arthritis-positive-for-rheumatoid-factor-such-as-initial-manifestations-of-a-neuroendocrine-gastrin-secreting-gastric-tumor
#20
Ciro Manzo, Maria Natale, Gennaro Mossetti, Aniello Piscopo
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) represent uncommon tumors arising from the excessive proliferation of enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cells (so-called Kulchitsky cell). Gastric NETs (GNET) represent less than 2% of all NETs and less than 1% of all stomach neoplasms. In particular, gastric NETs type 1 (associated to chronic atrophic gastritis and hypergastrinaemia) is the more frequent one, accounting for 70-80% of all GNET. A macrocytic anemia is a frequent manifestation of GNET type 1. The possibility that macrocytic anemia appear during therapy with methotrexate (MTX) is widely documented...
March 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
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