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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103747/the-clinicopathological-spectrum-of-olfactory-neuroblastoma-and-sinonasal-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-refinements-in-diagnostic-criteria-and-impact-of-multimodal-treatments-on-survival
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Mario Turri-Zanoni, Roberta Maragliano, Paolo Battaglia, Marta Giovannardi, Paolo Antognoni, Davide Lombardi, Maria Laura Morassi, Ernesto Pasquini, Paolo Tarchini, Sofia Asioli, Maria Pia Foschini, Fausto Sessa, Piero Nicolai, Paolo Castelnuovo, Stefano La Rosa
OBJECTIVES: To provide a comprehensive review of the clinical and histopathological features of olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) and other sinonasal neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), in order to refine diagnostic criteria, analyze treatment outcomes, and identify prognostic factors. METHODS: Data from an Italian multi-institutional database were analyzed. Patients were treated surgically via a minimally-invasive endoscopic approach followed by adjuvant radiotherapy or radiochemotherapy...
November 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074286/endoscopic-surgery-of-the-olfactory-cleft
#2
R Jankowski, C Rumeau, P Gallet, D T Nguyen, A Russel, B Toussaint
The olfactory cleft is the specific site of development of many tumours (respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma, intestinal-type adenocarcinoma, neuroblastoma, inverted papilloma, glomangiopericytoma, etc.) and is also the site of CSF rhinorrhoea via the cribriform plate (cribri-rhinorrhoea). Olfactory cleft surgery must therefore be considered to be a specific type of surgery, complementary to ethmoidal labyrinth surgery and anterior skull base surgery. Olfactory cleft tumours can be resected according to five different surgical procedures: olfactory cleft mucosal resection, partial resection of the olfactory cleft, total resection of the olfactory cleft, unilateral endoscopic anterior skull base resection, and bilateral endoscopic anterior skull base resection...
October 23, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061289/importance-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-olfactory-neuroblastoma-treatment-series-report-and-literature-review
#3
Ricardo Bartel, Xavier Gonzalez-Compta, Enric Cisa, Francesc Cruellas, Alberto Torres, Aleix Rovira, Manel Manos
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a rare entity that constitutes less than 5% of nasosinusal malignancies. Mainstream treatment consists in surgical resection+/-adjuvant radiotherapy. By exposing results observed with apparition of new therapeutic options as neoadjuvant chemotherapy, the objective is to evaluate a series and a review of the current literature. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted including patients diagnosed and followed-up for ONB from 2008 to 2015 in our institution...
October 20, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056700/how-behavioral-changes-can-indicate-serious-cerebral-pathology-a-case-report-of-concomitant-olfactory-neuroblastoma-and-distemper-virus-encephalitis-in-a-swiss-shepherd-dog
#4
Dario Candini, Ilaria Biasato, Paulo Ricardo Dell'Armelina Rocha, Elena Grego, Maria Teresa Capucchio, Cristina Vercelli
Behavioral alterations in dogs are not easy to understand and cure. The situation is more difficult when an encephalitis due to Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a concomitant olfactory neuroblastoma are present. This case report deals with the story of a 5-year-old Swiss shepherd dog with behavioral changes, seizures, epistaxis and ataxia. Following clinical and laboratory exams, a suspected diagnosis of CDV infection was hypothesized, and a therapy based on Ω-interferon was administered. Every supporting therapy failed and the worsening of the clinical conditions led to the euthanasia of the patient...
August 28, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031735/the-temporal-expression-profile-of-a-nos3-related-natural-antisense-rna-in-the-brain-suggests-a-possible-role-in-neurogenesis
#5
Gabriela G Chavez, Gabriella Taylor, Jekaterina Garaliene, Guy P Richardson, Sergei A Korneev
Experimental work over the past several years has revealed an unexpected abundance of long natural antisense transcripts (NATs) in eukaryotic species. In light of the proposed role of such RNA molecules in the regulation of gene expression in the brain, attention is now focused on specific examples of neuronal NATs. Of particular interest are NATs that are complementary to mRNAs encoding nitric oxide synthase (NOS), the enzyme responsible for production of the important gaseous neurotransmitter nitric oxide (NO)...
October 12, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945299/survival-outcomes-for-stage-matched-endoscopic-and-open-resection-of-olfactory-neuroblastoma
#6
Richard J Harvey, Sunny Nalavenkata, Raymond Sacks, Nithin D Adappa, James N Palmer, Michael T Purkey, Rodney J Schlosser, Carl Snyderman, Eric W Wang, Bradford A Woodworth, Robert Smee, Tom Havas, Richard Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Advanced-stage olfactory neuroblastoma requires multimodal therapy for optimal outcomes. Debate exists over endoscopic endonasal surgery in this situation. Stage-matched open and endoscopic surgical therapy were compared. METHODS: Patients from 6 cancer institutions were assessed. Stratification included dural involvement, Kadish stage, nodal disease, Hyams' grade, approach, and margin status. At follow-up, local control, nodal status, and evidence of distant metastases were recorded with any subsequent therapy...
September 25, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833165/volumetric-analysis-of-olfactory-neuroblastoma-skull-base-laterality-and-implications-on-neck-disease
#7
John P Marinelli, Jamie J Van Gompel, Michael J Link, Eric J Moore, Daniel L Price, Katherine A Lees, Mark W Kaczor, Jeffrey R Janus
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the laterality of primary tumors in patients with olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) influenced the pattern and development of neck disease. METHODS: Using a retrospective cohort study design from 1994 to 2015, the primary tumors of patients who either presented with or developed neck disease were volumetrically analyzed using iPlan software (version 3.0.0, BrainLAB, Feldkirchen, Germany) by two independent observers. Agreement of volume-derived sidedness was assessed with a kappa statistic, whereas agreement in volume-derived degree of tumor laterality was evaluated with an intraclass correlation coefficient...
August 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775129/comprehensive-molecular-profiling-of-olfactory-neuroblastoma-identifies-potentially-targetable-fgfr3-amplifications
#8
Lorena Lazo de la Vega, Jonathan B McHugh, Andi K Cani, Komal Kunder, Frances M Walocko, Chia-Jen Liu, Daniel H Hovelson, Dan Robinson, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Scott A Tomlins, Paul W Harms
Olfactory neuroblastomas (ONBs), also known as esthesioneuroblastomas, are malignant round-cell tumors that represent up to 5% of sinonasal malignancies. Despite their aggressive course, molecular studies of ONBs have been limited, and targeted therapies are lacking. To identify potential oncogenic drivers and targetable pathways in ONBs, we characterized 20 ONBs, including archived ONBs profiled by targeted, multiplexed PCR (mxPCR)-based DNA next-generation sequencing (NGS) of the coding sequence of over 400 cancer-relevant genes (n = 16), mxPCR-based RNA NGS of 108 target genes (n = 15), and 2 ONBs profiled by comprehensive hybrid-capture-based clinical grade NGS of >1,500 genes...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694837/metastatic-neoplasms-to-the-thyroid-diagnosed-by-fine-needle-aspiration-core-needle-biopsy-clinicopathologic-and-cytomorphologic-correlation
#9
Mobeen Rahman, Ashley Rae Okada, Kevin Guan, Pamela Tauchi-Nishi
BACKGROUND: Although thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and core needle biopsy (CNB) are commonly utilized modalities in the evaluation of thyroid nodules, metastatic tumors to the thyroid are only rarely encountered. We aspired to determine the incidence and primary origin of metastases to the thyroid at our institution and to examine their clinicopathologic and cytomorphologic features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search of our database was undertaken to review all thyroid FNA and/or CNB examined between January 2004 and December 2013...
2017: CytoJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689974/endoscopic-surgery-for-sinonasal-tumors-the-transcribriform-approach
#10
T Radulesco, M Penicaud, P Dessi, J Michel
Over the past 10 to 20 years, endoscopic endonasal surgery has become for many teams the preferred treatment for sinonasal tumors. Technical advances in the field of surgical instrumentation (good visualization, hemostasis…) and the progress of imaging guidance (to avoid neurovascular complication) has made those procedures simpler and safer. Nevertheless, endonasal endoscopic procedures require a trained surgical team of ENT specialist and neurosurgeon. Endoscopic endonasal surgery has been reported to be feasible for all types of sinonasal tumors whether benign tumors such as inverted papillomas, or malignant tumors...
September 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670560/-syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-as-a-diagnostic-and-a-prognostic-indicator-in-olfactory-neuroblastoma
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K Devaraja, Kapil Sikka, Rajeev Kumar, Prem Sagar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661554/differentiation-of-olfactory-neuroblastomas-from-nasal-squamous-cell-carcinomas-using-mr-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Zebin Xiao, Zuohua Tang, Jinwei Qiang, Wen Qian, Yufeng Zhong, Rong Wang, Jie Wang, Lingjie Wu, Wenlin Tang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of magnetic resonance (MR) diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) and dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MRI) in the differentiation of olfactory neuroblastomas (ONBs) from squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: DKI and DCE-MRI were performed in 17 patients with ONBs and 23 patients with SCCs on a 3T MR scanner. Parameters derived from DKI and DCE-MRI were measured and compared between ONBs and SCCs using an independent samples t-test...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653386/long-term-control-of-olfactory-neuroblastoma-in-a-dog-treated-with-surgery-and-radiation-therapy
#13
E Gumpel, A S Moore, D J Simpson, K L Hoffmann, D P Taylor
BACKGROUND: Olfactory neuroblastoma is a rare malignancy of the nasal cavity in dogs that is thought to arise from specialised sensory neuroendocrine olfactory cells derived from the neural crest. CASE REPORT: An 8-year-old dog was presented for reclusiveness and pacing. On CT and MRI, a contract-enhancing mass was disclosed within the rostral fossa, extending caudally from the cribriform plate into the left nasal sinus. Surgical excision was performed and the diagnosis was histological grade III (Hyams grading scheme) olfactory neuroblastoma...
July 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653384/in-this-issue-july-2017-rhdv-vaccine-protects-against-both-strains-of-virus-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-olfactory-neuroblastoma-in-a-malamute-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-coincidental-conditions-affecting-dysphagia-in-a-miniature-poodle-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-support-for-storing-high-quality-bovine-colostrum-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-sarcoptic
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EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640941/phox2b-reliably-distinguishes-neuroblastoma-among-small-round-blue-cell-tumours
#15
Yin P Hung, John P Lee, Andrew M Bellizzi, Jason L Hornick
AIMS: Neuroblastoma shows considerable histological overlap with other small round blue cell tumours. PHOX2B, a transcription factor that is essential for autonomic nervous system development, has been reported as an immunohistochemical marker for neuroblastoma. The aim of this study was to validate the specificity and diagnostic utility of PHOX2B for peripheral neuroblastic tumours. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 240 cases (133 in whole-tissue sections; 107 in tissue microarrays), including 76 peripheral neuroblastic tumours (median age 2 years; including four adults) and 164 other tumours: 44 Wilms tumours; 20 Ewing sarcomas; 10 each of CIC-rearranged round cell sarcomas, poorly differentiated synovial sarcomas, lymphoblastic lymphomas, alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas, mesenchymal chondrosarcomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, olfactory neuroblastomas, and melanomas; and five each of NUT midline carcinomas and desmoplastic small round cell tumours...
June 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635990/neuroendocrine-neoplasms-of-the-head-and-neck-and-olfactory-neuroblastoma-diagnosis-and-classification
#16
S Uccella, G Ottini, C Facco, R Maragliano, S Asioli, F Sessa, S La Rosa
Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the head and neck are a rare group of heterogeneous epithelial neoplastic proliferations arising in virtually all of the different organs of this region, particularly in the nasal cavity, the paranasal sinuses, the nasopharynx, the larynx, the salivary glands, and the middle ear. They encompass a wide spectrum of entities ranging from very indolent neuroendocrine tumors to highly aggressive neuroendocrine carcinomas. They may represent a challenge for radiologists, oncologists, and pathologists and a correct diagnosis is crucial for the management of patients...
March 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616785/usefulness-of-nkx2-2-immunohistochemistry-for-distinguishing-ewing-sarcoma-from-other-sinonasal-small-round-blue-cell-tumors
#17
Austin McCuiston, Justin A Bishop
NKX2.2 is a new immunohistochemical marker that has been reported to be sensitive and specific for Ewing sarcoma (ES). It has not, however, been investigated specifically in the sinonasal small round blue cell tumor (SRBCT) differential diagnosis which includes many tumors specific to that site. It has also not been investigated in the newly recognized "adamantinoma-like" variant of ES. Immunohistochemistry for NKX2.2 was performed on 170 poorly differentiated sinonasal neoplasms: 73 squamous cell carcinomas (67 poorly differentiated, non-keratinizing, or basaloid types and 6 nasopharyngeal carcinomas), 46 olfactory neuroblastomas, 8 sinonasal undifferentiated carcinomas (SNUCs), 6 melanomas, 7 Ewing sarcomas, 6 SMARCB1-deficient carcinomas, 6 teratocarcinosarcomas, 5 alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, 4 solid adenoid cystic carcinomas, 4 NK/T cell lymphomas, 3 NUT carcinomas, and 2 small cell carcinomas...
June 14, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607817/a-rare-case-report-of-mixed-olfactory-neuroblastoma-carcinoma-with-review-of-literature
#18
Charandeep S Gandhoke, Aditi Dewan, Divya Gupta, Simran K Syal, Anita Jagetia, Ravindra K Saran, Ravi Meher, Arvind K Srivastava, Daljit Singh
BACKGROUND: Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a rare malignant neuroectodermal tumor of the nasal cavity. Mixed olfactory neuroblastoma which contains areas of divergent differentiation is even rare. Till date, only 4 cases of mixed olfactory neuroblastomas have been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 46-year-old male who presented with the chief complaints of nasal bleeding and nasal obstruction since 4 months. Radiological imaging was suggestive of a large heterogeneous mass in the left superior nasal cavity with extensions into bilateral maxillary, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal sinuses, as well as into the anterior cranial fossa...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603895/metastatic-neoplasms-to-the-pancreas-diagnosed-by-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-cytology-a-15-year-retrospective-analysis
#19
Sasha L T Raymond, Deanne Yugawa, Karen H F Chang, Brandy Ena, Pamela S Tauchi-Nishi
BACKGROUND: Metastatic tumors to the pancreas are rarely encountered and diagnostically challenging. We aspired to determine the incidence and origin of all metastases to the pancreas at our institution, and to examine their clinicopathologic and cytomorphologic features. We also sought to ascertain the effect of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guidance implementation. METHODS: A search of our database was undertaken to review all pancreatic FNA and/or CNB examined from January 2000 through December 2014...
June 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593109/extent-of-endoscopic-resection-for-anterior-skull-base-tumors-an-mri-based-volumetric-analysis
#20
Ian J Koszewski, Gregory Avey, Azam Ahmed, Lucas Leonhard, Matthew R Hoffman, Timothy M McCulloch
Objective  To determine the volume of ventral skull base tumor removed following endoscopic endonasal (EEA) resection using MRI-based volumetric analysis and to evaluate the inter-rater reliability of such analysis. Design  Retrospective case series. Setting  Academic tertiary care hospital. Participants  EEA patients November 2012 to August 2015. Main Outcome Measures  Volumetric analysis of pre- and immediately postoperative MR imaging was performed independently by two investigators. The percentage of total tumor resected was evaluated according to resection goal and tumor type...
June 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
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