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Breast biopsy

Irene Fondón, Auxiliadora Sarmiento, Ana Isabel García, María Silvestre, Catarina Eloy, António Polónia, Paulo Aguiar
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Its early diagnosis is extremely important to prevent avoidable deaths. However, malignancy assessment of tissue biopsies is complex and dependent on observer subjectivity. Moreover, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained histological images exhibit a highly variable appearance, even within the same malignancy level. In this paper, we propose a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) tool for automated malignancy assessment of breast tissue samples based on the processing of histological images...
March 8, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Anita Lwanga, Michael Anis, Mohamed Ayoubi, Jaya Sharma, Pam Khosla
Myiasis is the infestation of humans with dipterous larvae. Traditionally, myiasis was thought to affect individuals living in tropical regions, however, several cases in temperate zones have been reported. We encountered two patients with histories of malignancies that presented with complaints of myiasis, in Chicago, in the spring and summer of 2016. The first patient, a 54-year-old female with a history of breast cancer, presented with complaints of maggots infesting her postsurgical chest wounds. She was diagnosed with sepsis, cellulitis, and wound myiasis...
January 10, 2018: Curēus
Yayoi Adachi, Masataka Sawaki, Masaya Hattori, Akiyo Yoshimura, Noami Gondo, Haruru Kotani, Madoka Iwase, Ayumi Kataoka, Sakura Onishi, Kayoko Sugino, Mitsuo Terada, Nanae Horisawa, Makiko Mori, Isao Oze, Hiroji Iwata
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggested that ALND (axillary lymph node dissection) can be avoided in breast cancer patients with limited SLN (sentinel lymph node) metastasis. However, these trials included only several invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) cases, and the validity of omitting ALND for ILC remains controversial. Here, we examined whether omitting ALND is feasible in ILC treatment. METHODS: A total of 3771 breast cancer patients underwent surgery for breast cancer at the Aichi Cancer Center Hospital between January 2006 and December 2015...
March 13, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
A I Autenshlyus, I I Brusentsov, I O Marinkin, S A Smirnova, M Yu Rukavishnikov, V V Lyakhovich
The content of mRNA of the histidine-rich glycoprotein (HRG), a potential marker of malignant neoplasia, which can be used in differential diagnosis of breast tumors, was determined in 110 breast tumor biopsy samples. The presence of HRG mRNA did not depend on the cancer type, on the preoperative treatment or its absence, as well as on the tumor progression stage and the presence of metastases.
January 2018: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
Karan Lal, Travis J Morrell, Michael Cunningham, Patrick OʼDonnell, Nikki A Levin, Kristine M Cornejo
Cutaneous mixed tumor (chondroid syringoma) is the cutaneous counterpart of pleomorphic adenoma of salivary glands, comprised of both epithelial and mesenchymal components. Malignant transformation is exceptionally rare, with only a few cases reported. We report a case of a malignant cutaneous mixed tumor in an 86-year-old white man who presented with a pink indurated plaque on his left scapula. He had a history of nonmelanoma skin cancers, a stage IB malignant melanoma of a lower extremity and Gleason 4 + 3 prostate cancer treated with brachytherapy, external beam irradiation, and bicalutamide...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Wendy Yen Yun Chou, Deborah J Veis, Rebecca Aft
PURPOSE: Radial scar's stellate appearance may mimic carcinoma mammographically and histologically. Management of radial scar (RS) found on breast core needle biopsies (CNB) ranges from excision to clinical observation due to the variation in reported upgrades to malignancy at surgical excision. We examined the upgrade rate in patients with RS detected on CNB at our institution and reviewed the current literature. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of all cases with RS diagnosed on CNB between December 2006 and March 2017 at our institution...
March 12, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Daryl Ramai, Jonathan Lai, Kinesh Changela, Sury Anand
Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare and benign tumors that can occur at any anatomical site. GCTs are thought to originate from nerve cells, particularly Schwann cells. Their name derives from the fact that an accumulation of cytoplasmic lysosomes imparts the tumor with a granular appearance. They are most commonly observed in the oral cavity, skin and subcutaneous tissue, breast, and respiratory tract. Granular cell tumors rarely affect the gastrointestinal tract. We report a 58-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension, mitral valve prolapse, and depression who presented for surveillance colonoscopy...
January 2, 2018: Curēus
Laura Lupini, Anna Moretti, Cristian Bassi, Alessio Schirone, Massimo Pedriali, Patrizia Querzoli, Roberta Roncarati, Antonio Frassoldati, Massimo Negrini
Approximately 70% of breast cancers (BCs) express estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and are treated with endocrine therapy. However, the effectiveness of this therapy is limited by innate or acquired resistance in approximately one-third of patients. Activating mutations in the ESR1 gene that encodes ERα promote critical resistance mechanisms. Here, we developed a high sensitivity approach based on enhanced-ice-COLD-PCR for detecting ESR1 mutations. The method produced an enrichment up to 100-fold and allowed the unambiguous detection of ESR1 mutations even when they consisted of only 0...
March 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Andreas H Scheel, Frédérique Penault-Llorca, Wedad Hanna, Gustavo Baretton, Peter Middel, Judith Burchhardt, Manfred Hofmann, Bharat Jasani, Josef Rüschoff
BACKGROUND: Detection of HER2/neu receptor overexpression and/or amplification is a prerequisite for efficient anti-HER2 treatment of breast and gastric carcinomas. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) of the HER2 protein is the most common screening test, thus precise and reproducible IHC-scoring is of utmost importance. Interobserver variance still is a problem; in particular in gastric carcinomas the reliable differentiation of IHC scores 2+ and 1+ is challenging. Herein we describe the physical basis of what we called the 'magnification rule': Different microscope objectives are employed to reproducibly subdivide the continuous spectrum of IHC staining intensities into distinct categories (1+, 2+, 3+)...
March 12, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Cedric W Pluguez-Turull, Jennifer E Nanyes, Cristina J Quintero, Hamza Alizai, Daniel D Mais, Kenneth A Kist, Nella C Dornbluth
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare benign inflammatory breast entity characterized by lobulocentric granulomas. IGM has a persistent or recurrent disease course and affects parous premenopausal women with a history of lactation. It has also been associated with hyperprolactinemia. The most common clinical sign is a palpable tender mass. However, the nonspecific manifestations and varied demographic features of this condition, as well as the other similar-appearing and superimposed breast entities, pose substantial diagnostic challenges...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Elena Ongaro, Lorenzo Gerratana, Marika Cinausero, Giacomo Pelizzari, Elena Poletto, Manuela Giangreco, Claudia Andreetta, Stefano Pizzolitto, Carla Di Loreto, Alessandro Marco Minisini, Mauro Mansutti, Stefania Russo, Gianpiero Fasola, Fabio Puglisi
AIM: Discordance between primary tumor and paired metastases biology has been widely detected in metastatic breast cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of Ki67, estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and HER2 discordance. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 544 patients affected by metastatic breast cancer. Variation in ER, PR, Ki67 and HER2 expression between primary site and recurrence was tested through the McNemar test...
March 12, 2018: Future Oncology
Jun Zhang, Tiemei Zhang, Nan Wu, Xinhua Zhao, Qingsong Wang, Yanyang Jiang, Ming Gao, Lin Gu
BACKGROUND: Intracystic papillary carcinoma (IPC) is a rare breast neoplasm. There are few studies focusing on its clinical features and limited data about its preoperative diagnosis,treatment and outcomes. The purpose of this study is to explore specific characteristics of patients with IPC, investigate its clinicopathological features, prognosis in China and confirm its surgery management. METHODS: We identified 111 patients with IPC from the registry of Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital between 2004 and 2017...
March 8, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
P Roy, A Leizorovicz, R Villet, C Mercier, J Y Bobin
PURPOSE: Sentinel-lymph-node (SLN) resection seems to minimize systematic axillary-lymph-node dissection (sALND) side effects in operated breast cancer patients. We explored whether SLN resection achieves similar therapeutic outcomes as sALND but with fewer side effects. METHODS: A randomized, controlled, open-label trial with parallel-group design compared sALND restricted to cases with positive SLN biopsy (test arm, n = 774) versus SLN biopsy followed by sALND (control arm, n = 770)...
March 10, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Burcin Ustbas, Deniz Kilic, Ayhan Bozkurt, Mustafa Erkin Aribal, Ozge Akbulut
A silicone-based composite breast phantom is fabricated to be used as an education model in ultrasonography training. A matrix of silicone formulations is tracked to mimic the ultrasonography and tactile response of human breast tissue. The performance of two different additives: (i) silicone oil and (ii) vinyl-terminated poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) are monitored by a home-made acoustic setup. Through the use of 75 wt% vinyl-terminated PDMS in two-component silicone elastomer mixture, a sound velocity of 1...
March 2, 2018: Ultrasonics
Mark D Aupperlee, Anastasia Kariagina, Nicole Zaremba, Marc D Basson, Richard C Schwartz, Sandra Z Haslam
Increased proliferation and breast cancer risk has been observed in postmenopausal women receiving estrogen (E) + progestin hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Progestin action is mediated through two progesterone receptor (PR) isoforms, PRA and PRB, with unique transcriptional activity and function. The current study examines hormonal regulation of PR isoforms in the normal postmenopausal human breast and the mechanism by which progestins increase proliferation and breast cancer risk. Archival benign breast biopsies from postmenopausal and premenopausal women, and luminal breast tumor biopsies from postmenopausal women, were analyzed for regulation of PRA and PRB expression by E and E+medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA)...
March 7, 2018: Translational Oncology
Yu-Mee Sohn, Mirinae Seo
PURPOSE: To compare breast stiffness based on shear-wave elastography (SWE) quantitative parameters with histopathologic results diagnosed by ultrasound (US)-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) to determine their association with upgrade rates after surgical excision or follow-up US as well as clinico-radiologic differences between upgrade and non-upgrade groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 225 breast lesions from 225 patients, including 159 benign lesions, 38 high risk lesions and 28 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosed by US-guided CNB...
March 3, 2018: Clinical Imaging
Virginia Alvarez-Garcia, Clare Bartos, Ieva Keraite, Urmi Trivedi, Paul M Brennan, Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas, Karim Gharbi, Olga Oikonomidou, Nicholas R Leslie
PIK3CA mutations are seemingly the most common driver mutations in breast cancer with H1047R and E545K being the most common of these, accounting together for around 60% of all PIK3CA mutations and have promising therapeutic implications. Given the low sensitivity and the high cost of current genotyping methods we sought to develop fast, simple and inexpensive assays for PIK3CA H1047R and E545K mutation screening in clinical material. The methods we describe are based on a real-time PCR including a mutation specific primer combined with a non-productive oligonucleotide which inhibits wild-type amplification and a parallel internal control reaction...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kai-Uwe Schässburger, Stefan Paepke, Ariel Saracco, Edward Azavedo, Christina Ekström, Hans Wiksell
Minimally invasive biopsies are a cornerstone of breast cancer management with ultrasound being the preferred guidance modality. New developments in breast cancer management and advances in imaging technologies bring new challenges to current biopsy methodologies. A new biopsy device (NeoNavia® biopsy system, 14 G) was developed. It incorporates a pneumatic needle insertion mechanism that is intended to provide better control of needle progression and enable stepwise insertion without noticeable deformation or displacement of surrounding tissue as visualized under ultrasound...
February 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Vandana Dialani, Christine Westra, Shambhavi Venkataraman, Valerie Fein-Zachary, Alexander Brook, Tejas Mehta
To evaluate the prevalence of malignancy in imaging-detected abnormal lymph nodes (LNs) in women without concurrent cancer and to identify imaging features predictive of malignancy in this population. This is an IRB-approved study with waived informed consent. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of all image-guided LN FNAs and CNBs performed at our institution from 1/1/08 through 12/31/10. LNs sampled in patients without concurrent breast cancer comprised our study group (SG; n = 77), and with concurrent breast cancer our reference group (RG; n = 124)...
March 8, 2018: Breast Journal
Koosha Paydary, Siavash Mehdizadeh Seraj, Mahdi Zirakchian Zadeh, Sahra Emamzadehfard, Sara Pourhassan Shamchi, Saeid Gholami, Thomas J Werner, Abass Alavi
The applications of 2-deoxy-2-[18 F]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography/X-ray computed tomography (PET/CT) in the management of patients with breast cancer have been extensively studied. According to these studies, PET/CT is not routinely performed for the diagnosis of primary breast cancer, although PET/CT in specific subtypes of breast cancer correlates with histopathologic features of the primary tumor. PET/CT can detect metastases to mediastinal, axial, and internal mammary nodes, but it cannot replace the sentinel node biopsy...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
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