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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021425/a-cat-with-suspected-laryngeal-metastasis-with-mucosal-irregularity-resulting-from-apocrine-salivary-gland-adenocarcinoma-in-the-head
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Aki Fujiwara-Igarashi, Koichi Shimizu, Masaki Michishita, Yoshihiko Yu, Yuji Hamamoto, Daisuke Hasegawa, Michio Fujita
A 16-year-old castrated male mongrel cat presented with swelling under the left pinna and a 3 -month history of voice change. Laryngeal endoscopy revealed circumferential oedema around the arytenoid cartilages and hypersecretion of saliva. Histopathological examination of the mass around the left ear canal was considered the primary lesion that originated from cutaneous apocrine adenocarcinoma or parotid gland adenocarcinoma, and it metastasized to the larynx, lung and medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes. This report provides new insights into feline laryngeal diseases which could result in laryngeal metastasis with slight mucosal irregularity alone and without obvious radiographic abnormalities...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976335/two-uncommon-sites-of-metastasis-breast-and-hypophysis-metastases-of-head-and-neck-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-detected-by-fdg-pet-ct
#2
Evrim Sürer Budak, Şenay Yıldırım, Sevim Yıldız, Ali Ozan Öner, Şeyda Gündüz
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare epithelial malignancy arising from secretory glands, particularly the salivary glands. It tends to invade nerves and has a high potential for distant hematogenous metastasis, especially to the lungs, bone, liver and brain. The breast and hypophysis are not common sites of ACC metastatic disease. Herein, we report a case of ACC of the head and neck region with two unusual sites of metastases, the hypophysis and breast.
October 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974616/murine-cytomegalovirus-spreads-by-dendritic-cell-recirculation
#3
Helen E Farrell, Kimberley Bruce, Clara Lawler, Martha Oliveira, Rhonda Cardin, Nicholas Davis-Poynter, Philip G Stevenson
Herpesviruses have coevolved with their hosts over hundreds of millions of years and exploit fundamental features of their biology. Cytomegaloviruses (CMVs) colonize blood-borne myeloid cells, and it has been hypothesized that systemic dissemination arises from infected stem cells in bone marrow. However, poor CMV transfer by stem cell transplantation argues against this being the main reservoir. To identify alternative pathways for CMV spread, we tracked murine CMV (MCMV) colonization after mucosal entry. We show that following intranasal MCMV infection, lung CD11c(+) dendritic cells (DC) migrated sequentially to lymph nodes (LN), blood, and then salivary glands...
October 3, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969745/lymphoepithelioma-like-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-a-rare-tumor
#4
Nasir Khokhar, Humaira Nasir, Mohammad Amir, Saira Hassan, Khushal Khan, Mobeen Ahmed
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of esophagus is a rare tumor with about 20 cases reported worldwide. It can involve the salivary gland, esophagus, stomach, thymus, thyroid, breast, lung, uterus, cervix, urinary bladder, and the skin. Its association with Epstein Barr virus has been postulated. We report the case of a 45-year female who had been treated for hepatitis C and esophageal tuberculosis and recovered fully from these conditions. She presented with dysphagia of 2-3 month duration. Endoscopic examination revealed narrowing of the esophageal lumen with a fungating mass at the lower end of esophagus with no extension into the stomach...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965516/high-prevalence-of-seoul-hantavirus-in-a-breeding-colony-of-pet-rats
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L M McELHINNEY, D A Marston, K C Pounder, H Goharriz, E L Wise, J Verner-Carlsson, D Jennings, N Johnson, A Civello, A Nunez, T Brooks, A C Breed, J Lawes, Å Lundkvist, C A Featherstone, A R Fooks
As part of further investigations into three linked haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) cases in Wales and England, 21 rats from a breeding colony in Cherwell, and three rats from a household in Cheltenham were screened for hantavirus. Hantavirus RNA was detected in either the lungs and/or kidney of 17/21 (81%) of the Cherwell rats tested, higher than previously detected by blood testing alone (7/21, 33%), and in the kidneys of all three Cheltenham rats. The partial L gene sequences obtained from 10 of the Cherwell rats and the three Cheltenham rats were identical to each other and the previously reported UK Cherwell strain...
October 2, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963698/hereditary-lysozyme-amyloidosis-with-sicca-syndrome-digestive-arterial-and-tracheobronchial-involvement-case-based-review
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Audrey Benyamine, Fanny Bernard-Guervilly, Céline Tummino, Nicolas Macagno, Laurent Daniel, Sophie Valleix, Brigitte Granel
Lysozyme amyloidosis (ALys) is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary systemic amyloidosis associated with a large spectrum of clinical manifestations. ALys phenotype mainly involves the digestive tract, liver and spleen, kidneys, lymph nodes, skin, and lachrymal and salivary glands. Very recently, cardiac involvement and peripheral neuropathy associated with a new p.Leu102Ser variant of lysozyme have been documented. In the present observation, we extend the phenotypic heterogeneity of ALys to the tracheobronchial tree with histologically proven bronchial ALys-amyloid deposits...
November 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955965/abundance-of-rnase4-and-rnase5-mrna-and-protein-in-host-defence-related-tissues-and-secretions-in-cattle
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Sandeep K Gupta, Brendan J Haigh, Thomas T Wheeler
Members of the RNaseA family are present in various tissues and secretions but their function is not well understood. Some of the RNases are proposed to participate in host defence. RNase4 and RNase5 are present in cows' milk and have antimicrobial activity. However, their presence in many tissues and secretions has not been characterised. We hypothesised that these two RNases are present in a range of tissues and secretions where they could contribute to host defence. We therefore, determined the relative abundance of RNase4 and RNase5 mRNA as well as protein levels in a range of host defence related and other tissues as well as a range of secretions in cattle, using real time PCR and western blotting...
December 2016: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951700/adaptive-radiotherapy-in-a-case-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-bronchus-and-its-favourable-impact-on-treatment-outcome-a-case-report
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Suman Das, Yogaraja Dorairaja, Anandakrishnan Kuppusamy
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a very rare malignancy commonly originating from the salivary glands of the head and neck. It is again very scantily seen in sites like the bronchus. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment but many a times the tumour site and size preclude a favourable outcome of surgery and the patient is advised for other forms of local treatment like Radiotherapy. Here, we present a case report of a young female with primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the bronchus. The tumour was located in the carina and the left bronchus which was obstructing the airway resulting in collapse of the left lung, this resulted in shifting the mediastinum and abdominal structures in to the thorax...
November 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922106/igg4-related-disease-a-patient-with-multiple-organ-involvement
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Miroslav Průcha, Lenka Sedláčková
IgG4-related diseases represent a heterogeneous group of conditions characterised by elevated serum IgG4 levels and fibrotic or sclerosing changes in the affected organs or systems accompanied by IgG4-positive plasma cells. A disease associated with IgG4 may affect virtually any organ - salivary glands, periorbital tissue, kidneys, lungs, meninges, aorta, prostate, pericardium or skin. Histopathological findings are uniform, characterised by a major lymphoplasmocytic infiltrate and the presence of IgG4-producing plasma cells, irrespective of the affected site...
2017: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916201/targeting-heparanase-to-the-mammary-epithelium-enhances-mammary-gland-development-and-promotes-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
#10
Ilanit Boyango, Uri Barash, Liat Fux, Inna Naroditsky, Neta Ilan, Israel Vlodavsky
Heparanase is an endoglucuronidase that uniquely cleaves the heparan sulfate side chains of heparan sulfate proteoglycans. This activity ultimately alters the structural integrity of the ECM and basement membrane that becomes more prone to cellular invasion by metastatic cancer cells and cells of the immune system. In addition, enzymatically inactive heparanase was found to facilitate the proliferation and survival of cancer cells by activation of signaling molecules such as Akt, Src, signal transducer and activation of transcription (Stat), and epidermal growth factor receptor...
September 13, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900471/metastasizing-pleomorphic-adenoma-of-the-parotid-gland
#11
Javier Soteldo, Nathasha Aranaga
Salivary gland tumours are estimated to represent approximately 3% of all head and neck tumours. About 70-80% of these neoplasms occur in the major salivary glands, with the parotid gland being the most commonly affected site. The metastasizing pleomorphic adenoma (MPA) has histological characteristics of pleomorphic adenoma, but it has the capacity to generate local recurrences and distant metastases (mainly bones, lungs, and lymph nodes). Despite the fact that some authors consider it to be a benign neoplasia, the 2015 World Health Organisation (WHO) classification of head and neck tumours considers it to be malignant...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891710/the-use-of-a-thyroid-shield-for-intra-oral-anterior-oblique-occlusal-views-a-risk-based-approach
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Mark Worrall, Alison Menhinick, Donald J Thomson
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the radiation dose reduction to the thyroid for an anterior oblique occlusal view from the use of a thyroid shield, compare this to the variation in thyroid dose resulting from differences in examination positioning and discuss the additional considerations associated with the use of a thyroid shield before making a recommendation on their routine use for this examination. METHODS: Doses to the oral mucosa, the salivary glands, the thyroid, the extra-thoracic airways, the oesophagus and the lungs were directly measured for anterior oblique occlusal x-rays of a Rando phantom with and without a thyroid shield using strips of calibrated XRQA Gafchromic film...
September 11, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883974/the-salivary-gland-as-a-target-for-enhancing-immunization-response
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REVIEW
Todd A Ponzio, John W Sanders
BACKGROUND: An organism's immune response to a vaccine is dependent on a number of factors, including the site of immunization. While muscle is the most common site for vaccine administration, other sites, including the salivary gland, are poised to confer stronger and broader immunoprotection. FINDINGS: Studies exploring the salivary gland as an immunization site have involved protein antigens, as well as live pathogens and DNA vaccines. While intraductal instillation of protein antigens into the salivary gland may result in a relatively transient increase in antibody production, DNA or attenuated pathogen vaccination appear to confer a lasting widespread mucosal immune response that includes robust salivary and enteric IgA, as well as high levels of circulating IgG...
2017: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877065/hpv-related-multiphenotypic-sinonasal-carcinoma-an-expanded-series-of-49-cases-of-the-tumor-formerly-known-as-hpv-related-carcinoma-with-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-like-features
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Justin A Bishop, Simon Andreasen, Jen-Fan Hang, Martin J Bullock, Tiffany Y Chen, Alessandro Franchi, Joaquin J Garcia, Douglas R Gnepp, Carmen R Gomez-Fernandez, Stephan Ihrler, Ying-Ju Kuo, James S Lewis, Kelly R Magliocca, Stefan Pambuccian, Ann Sandison, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste, Edward Stelow, Katalin Kiss, William H Westra
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related multiphenotypic sinonasal carcinoma (HMSC), originally known as HPV-related carcinoma with adenoid cystic carcinoma-like features, is a peculiar neoplasm that is restricted to the sinonasal tract, exhibits features of both a surface-derived and salivary gland carcinoma (particularly adenoid cystic carcinoma), and is associated with high-risk HPV. Given the limited number of published cases, the full clinicopathologic spectrum of this neoplasm is unclear. Here, we present an updated experience of 49 cases...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877055/solitary-fibrous-tumors-of-the-head-and-neck-a-multi-institutional-clinicopathologic-study
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Steven C Smith, William E Gooding, Matthew Elkins, Rajiv M Patel, Paul W Harms, Andrew S McDaniel, Nallasivam Palanisamy, Cora Uram-Tuculescu, Bonnie B Balzer, David R Lucas, Raja R Seethala, Jonathan B McHugh
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) of the head and neck are uncommon. Lesions previously diagnosed in the head and neck as hemangiopericytomas (HPCs), giant cell angiofibromas (GCAs), and orbital fibrous histiocytomas (OFHs) are now recognized as within the expanded spectrum of SFTs. To better understand the clinicopathologic profile of head and neck SFTs, we performed a multi-institutional study of 88 examples. There was no sex predilection (F:M ratio 1.2), and the median patient age was 52 years (range: 15 to above 89 y)...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821924/-89-zr-labeled-nivolumab-for-imaging-of-t-cell-infiltration-in-a-humanized-murine-model-of-lung-cancer
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Christopher G England, Dawei Jiang, Emily B Ehlerding, Brian T Rekoske, Paul A Ellison, Reinier Hernandez, Todd E Barnhart, Douglas G McNeel, Peng Huang, Weibo Cai
PURPOSE: Nivolumab is a human monoclonal antibody specific for programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), a negative regulator of T-cell activation and response. Acting as an immune checkpoint inhibitor, nivolumab binds to PD-1 expressed on the surface of many immune cells and prevents ligation by its natural ligands. Nivolumab is only effective in a subset of patients, and there is limited evidence supporting its use for diagnostic, monitoring, or stratification purposes. METHODS: (89)Zr-Df-nivolumab was synthesized to map the biodistribution of PD-1-expressing tumor infiltrating T-cells in vivo using a humanized murine model of lung cancer...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804203/clinical-features-and-molecular-basis-of-pseudohypoaldosteronism-type-1
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Toshihiro Tajima, Shuntaro Morikawa, Akie Nakamura
Pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA) type 1 is a disease showing mineralocorticoid resistance in the kidney and/or other mineralocorticoid target tissues. Patients with PHA1 present very high plasma aldosterone and renin levels, but they develop excessive salt wasting. There are three types of PHA1. The systemic form of PHA1 is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and causes severe life-long salt loss in multiple target tissues, such as sweat glands, salivary glands, the colonic epithelium, and the lung. In the systemic form of PHA1, life-long salt supplementation is necessary...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796839/tissue-specific-control-of-latent-cmv-reactivation-by-regulatory-t-cells
#18
Maha Almanan, Jana Raynor, Allyson Sholl, Mei Wang, Claire Chougnet, Rhonda D Cardin, David A Hildeman
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes a persistent, lifelong infection. CMV persists in a latent state and undergoes intermittent subclinical viral reactivation that is quelled by ongoing T cell responses. While T cells are critical to maintain control of infection, the immunological factors that promote CMV persistence remain unclear. Here, we investigated the role of regulatory T cells (Treg) in a mouse model of latent CMV infection using Foxp3-diphtheria toxin receptor (Foxp3-DTR) mice. Eight months after infection, MCMV had established latency in the spleen, salivary gland, lung, and pancreas, which was accompanied by an increased frequency of Treg...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769133/the-prevalence-of-ana-antibodies-anticentromere-antibodies-and-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-compared-to-patients-with-dryness-symptoms-without-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-confirmation
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Maria Maślińska, Małgorzata Mańczak, Bożena Wojciechowska, Brygida Kwiatkowska
OBJECTIVES: Our study analyses the prevalence of ANA, anti-SS-A, anti-SS-B, and ACA and ACPA antibodies in patients with pSS and with dryness symptoms without pSS confirmation, and the association of ACPA and ACA antibodies with specific clinical symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 113 patients were divided into two groups: I - with diagnosed pSS (N = 75); and II - with dryness without pSS evidence (N = 38). Diagnostics: indirect immunofluorescence (IF; Hep-2 cell line) of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-SS-A anti-SS-B antibodies determined with semi-quantitative method, autoantibody profile (14 antigens, ANA Profil 3 EUROLINE); basic laboratory, ophthalmic examination tests, minor salivary gland biopsy with focus score (FS), joint and lung evaluation, and ESSDAI questionnaire (pSS activity)...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757800/case-report-recurrent-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-tongue-in-adult-female-patient-with-lung-cancer
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Arielle Rubin, John Davis, Karim Jreije, Henry Wu, Randy Oppenheimer
There is a steady rise in incidence of malignant salivary gland tumors in the United States, with mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) the most frequent. Although 40% of MECs are found in the parotid gland, these lesions possess the capacity to develop anywhere along the aerodigestive tract. Here, we present a case of recurrent tongue MEC in a young adult female patient with history of lung malignancy and multiple brain metastases. Without a universally accepted management protocol for recurrent MECs, the current clinical practice uses tumor grade, location, and clinical progression to determine both prognosis and goals of care...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
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