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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456936/bone-metastases-in-follicular-carcinoma-of-thyroid
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Pooja Pal, Bikramjit Singh, Shubhada Kane, Pankaj Chaturvedi
Though the association between follicular carcinoma and bone metastasis is well established, the site-wise distribution is not known. One hundred seventy-three patients of follicular carcinoma presenting between 2003 and 2011 were selected from 1093 patients of follicular lesions presenting at a single institution. Of these, 59 (34%) with bone metastasis were included in the study. Fifty of the 59 patients (84.7%) had metastasis at presentation, while 9 developed bone metastasis during follow-up. Sixty-one percent had solitary metastasis, 15 (25...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446706/a-3d-finite-element-model-of-prophylactic-vertebroplasty-in-the-metastatic-spine-vertebral-stability-and-stress-distribution-on-adjacent-vertebrae
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Alessandra Berton, Giuseppe Salvatore, Hugo Giambini, Mauro Ciuffreda, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Vincenzo Denaro, Andrew Thoreson, Kai-Nan An
Background and Objective Patients with metastatically compromised vertebra can experience pathologic fracture with relevant neurological complications. Vertebroplasty is a low cost procedure and it can potentially prevent neurologic impairment if performed at an early stage. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of prophylactic vertebroplasty on stability of the metastatic spine and analyze load distribution at adjacent vertebrae. Setting A 3D finite element model of two spinal motion segments (L3-L5) was developed...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434454/sequential-spinal-and-intracranial-dural-metastases-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
#3
Hongsik Kim, Kyung Sik Yi, Won-Dong Kim, Seung-Myoung Son, Yaewon Yang, Jihyun Kwon, Hye Sook Han
Dural metastasis from primary gastric adenocarcinoma has been rarely reported, and its prognosis is very poor because it frequently leads to acute subdural hematoma. Here, we describe a case with sequential spinal and cranial dural metastases from gastric adenocarcinoma without subdural hematoma. A 43-year-old woman with gastric adenocarcinoma and well-controlled peritoneal carcinomatosis presented with back pain, right radiating leg pain, left facial palsy, and hearing loss. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine and brain revealed dural masses at the lumbosacral junction with invasion to the L5 and S1 nerve roots and at the skull base with invasion to the internal auditory canal...
February 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423169/a-rare-case-of-spinal-cord-compression-due-to-cervical-spine-metastases-from-paraganglioma-of-the-jugular-foramen-how-should-it-be-treated
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Stylianos Kapetanakis, Danai Chourmouzi, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Vasileios Katsaridis, Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, Panagiotis Givissis
Paragangliomas are benign neoplasms that arise from the autonomic nervous system and the associated paraganglia. Although benign, they have been shown to possess metastatic potential. Involvement of the spine is rare. Even rarer is considered the involvement of the cervical spine. We report a case of a patient with a history of an extra-adrenal non-functional paraganglioma of the jugular foramen which was initially treated with intra-arterial embolization. After a 3-year disease-free follow-up, the patient was presented with symptoms of spinal cord compression due to spinal metastases in C2 and C3 vertebrae...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402261/biomechanical-effects-of-metastasis-in-the-osteoporotic-lumbar-spine-a%C3%A2-finite-element-analysis
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Giuseppe Salvatore, Alessandra Berton, Hugo Giambini, Mauro Ciuffreda, Pino Florio, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Vincenzo Denaro, Andrew Thoreson, Kai-Nan An
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients are likely to undergo osteoporosis as consequence of hormone manipulation and/or chemotherapy. Little is known about possible increased risk of fracture in this population. The aim of this study was to describe the biomechanical effect of a metastatic lesion in an osteoporotic lumbar spine model. METHODS: A finite element model of two spinal motion segments (L3-L5) was extracted from a previously developed L3-Sacrum model and used to analyze the effect of metastasis size and bone mineral density (BMD) on Vertebral bulge (VB) and Vertebral height (VH)...
February 5, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393668/detection-of-vertebral-metastases-a-comparison-between-the-modified-dixon-turbo-spin-echo-t2-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-conventional-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-preliminary-study-in-a-tertiary-center
#6
Seok Hahn, Young Han Lee, Jin-Suck Suh
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic performance of modified Dixon (mDxion) turbo spin echo (TSE) T2-weighted MRI and conventional T1-weighted MRI in vertebral metastasis detection. METHODS: Between September 2014 and October 2016, 33 patients with 68 metastases who had undergone whole-spine MRI were enrolled. The following sagittal image sets were evaluated: T1WI, and mDixon TSE T2-weighted water and fat images. Two radiologists independently evaluated each image-set for metastasis...
February 2, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357902/intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-with-integrated-boost-in-patients-with-bone-metastasis-of-the-spine-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tanja Sprave, Stefan Ezechiel Welte, Thomas Bruckner, Robert Förster, Tilman Bostel, Ingmar Schlampp, Nils Henrik Nicolay, Jürgen Debus, Harald Rief
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with dose escalation by simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) can be a safe modality for treating spinal bone metastases with enhanced targeting accuracy and improve local tumor control. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a single-center, prospective, randomized, controlled trial. One hundred and twenty patients with spinal bone metastases will receive palliative radiation therapy at the Heidelberg University Hospital...
January 22, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355803/full-endoscopic-interlaminar-approach-for-nerve-root-decompression-of-sacral-metastatic-tumor
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Sheng-Hua Tsai, Hsuan-Han Wu, Chun-Yuan Cheng, Chien-Min Chen
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic surgery has been successfully applied in the treatment of degenerative spinal disease, but few studies have assessed its use in treating sacral metastasis. Herein, a successful full endoscopic interlaminar approach for sacral nerve root decompression of a sacral metastatic tumor was presented. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 80-year-old man with history of hepatocellular carcinoma suffered from buttock pain with radiation to the right lower leg for one week...
January 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354752/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-spine-treated-with-total-en-bloc-spondylectomy-the-first-case-in-thailand-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Tinnakorn Pluemvitayaporn, Chaiwat Piyaskulkaew, Sombat Kunakornsawat, Pritsanai Pruttikul
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare type of malignant soft tissue tumor and also one of the most aggressive soft tissue sarcomas. It commonly occurs in uterus, abdominal viscera, retroperitoneal space and soft tissue of the extremities. Primary osseous leiomyosarcoma is a rare condition. Furthermore, primary leiomyosarcoma of the spine is extremely rare. Only few cases have been reported. However, the treatment and outcomes remains controversial. Therefore, the objective of this case report is to illustrate the management of this extremely rare disease by using total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) procedure, which is one of a suitable option for surgical resection of the spinal tumors...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349614/treatment-and-outcomes-of-28-patients-with-spinal-metastasis-from-gynecological-cancer
#10
Xin Gao, Chenglong Zhao, Shaohui He, Tianqi Fan, Wei Xu, Cheng Yang, Tielong Liu, Jianru Xiao
The aim of this study was to provide some useful information concerning clinical characteristics, surgical treatment, potential contributing factor and prognostic factors for patients with gynecological cancer (GC) spinal metastasis. We reviewed 28 patients with GC spinal metastasis in our spine tumor center between July 2008 and July 2015. Surgeries were performed on 22 of them. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to identify potential prognostic factors affecting spinal metastasis-free survival (SMFS) and overall survival...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287022/inflammatory-pseudotumor-like-follicular-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-of-the-spleen-computed-tomography-imaging-characteristics-in-5-patients
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Xiumei Li, Zhenshan Shi, Ruixiong You, Yueming Li, Dairong Cao, Renjie Lin, Xinming Huang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively review the computed tomography (CT) and clinicopathological characteristics of inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT)-like follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) of the spleen in 5 patients. METHODS: Clinical, pathologic, and CT imaging findings of 5 patients with IPT-like FDCS of the spleen were reviewed and analyzed. Computed tomography imaging and pathologic features were compared. RESULTS: Abdominal unenhanced CT revealed a well-defined hypodense mass in the spleen with complex internal architecture with focal necrosis and/or speckle-strip calcification...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286966/isolated-scapular-metastasis-in-a-patient-with-malignant-struma-ovarii-a-case-report
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Juliane Comunello, Fábio Fernando Eloi Pinto, Suely Akiko Nakagawa, Wu Tu Chung, Felipe D'Almeida Costa, Américo Delgado Brilhante
CASE: We report the case of a 38-year-old woman who presented with a lytic bone lesion in the left scapula. A biopsy showed a tumor with the histologic appearance of thyroid tissue. She also was found to have a thyroid nodule and an enlarged ovary, both of which were excised. The thyroid nodule turned out to be a benign colloid nodule, and the ovary contained a monodermal teratoma composed of thyroid tissue (struma ovarii). The lesion in the scapula eventually was proven to be metastatic malignant struma ovarii...
October 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284779/adsorption-rheological-properties-of-blood-serum-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Y V Dumanskiy, O Y Stoliarova, O V Syniachenko, M F Giulmamedova, Y A Potapov
The aim and objectives of the study were to investigate the state of adsorption-rheological properties of blood (ARPB) in patients with different clinical course of lung cancer (LC), the detection of violations of surface-active, viscoelastic and relaxation properties of blood serum, their association with tumor markers, the evaluation of the prognostic value of initial indexes in the development of complications from radiochemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 115 patients with LC at the age from 24 to 80 years (average age 58 years), among whom there were 78% men and 22% women...
December 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279698/pazopanib-and-statin-induced-rhabdomyolysis
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Jennifer M Logue, Bahram Kiani, Rhonda L Bitting
Background: The VEGF inhibitor pazopanib is a widely used first-line therapy for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma. Potential drug-drug interactions and toxicities may be underrecognized. Case Presentation: A 73-year-old woman with metastatic renal cell carcinoma on treatment with pazopanib presented with progressive inability to ambulate. The initial concern was for metastasis to the spine. However, MRI of the spine revealed diffuse muscle edema with no metastatic deposits or lytic lesions...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29263741/atypical-presentation-of-spine-bone-metastasis-in-prostate-cancer-mimicking-pott-s-disease
#15
Jérémy Flais, Guillaume Coiffier, Eric Brillet, Aleth Perdriger, Pascal Guggenbuhl
A 55-year-old man was hospitalized for a low back pain lasting for 3 months. Spinal MRI revealed a suggestive aspect of multilevel discitis L5-S1-S2 with paravertebral abscess. A thoraco-abdominal CT scan confirmed the presence of multiple pathological lymph nodes in several locations, bilateral micronodular pulmonary infiltrate; it also showed mirror bone erosions of vertebral L5 and S1 endplates, suggestive of disseminated tuberculosis with lung involvement and lymphadenopathy. A discovertebral L5-S1 biopsy was performed confirming the diagnosis of metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma including a tumor infiltration of the intervertebral disc, without arguments for a septic processus superimposed without tuberculosis granuloma...
May 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29255564/functional-extra-adrenal-paraganglioma-of-the-retroperitoneum-giving-thoracolumbar-spine-metastases-after-a-five-year-disease-free-follow-up-a-rare-malignant-condition-with-challenging-management
#16
Stylianos Kapetanakis, Danai Chourmouzi, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Vasileios Katsaridis, Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, Panagiotis Givissis
Paragangliomas are benign neoplasms that arise from the autonomic nervous system and the associated paraganglia. Although benign, they have been shown to possess metastatic potential. Extra-adrenal retroperitoneal paraganglioma with vertebral metastasis is considered very uncommon. Here, we present a case of a functional extra-adrenal paraganglioma of the retroperitoneum giving metastasis to T4 vertebra after five years of follow-up in a 48-year-old man who had been initially treated with complete resection of the primary tumor...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247908/multimodality-treatment-of-intradural-extramedullary-ewing-s-sarcomas-a-systematic-review
#17
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Konstantinos N Paterakis, Alexandros Brotis, Efthimios Dardiotis, Theofanis Giannis, Christos Tzerefos, Kostas N Fountas
Ewing's sarcoma (ES) is an aggressive bone and soft tissue sarcoma that usually affects adolescents and young adults. ES occasionally presents as an intradural-extramedullary lesion of the spine. Our aim was to study the role of the multimodality treatment on the survival (overall survival, recurrence-free survival, and metastasis-free survival) of patients with intradural-extramedullary Ewing's sarcoma. Pubmed, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Reviews were searched up to January 2017, using as mesh terms "intradural extramedullary", "Ewing's sarcoma", AND "treatment"...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223525/case-series-of-rare-thymoma-metastases-to-the-spine-and-complete-literature-review
#18
Rebecca L Achey, Bryan S Lee, Swetha Sundar, Edward C Benzel, Ajit A Krishnaney
BACKGROUND: We report a series of three cases of metastatic thymoma to the spine with spinal cord compression. An extensive literature review of thymic metastases to the spine was completed in order to provide a comprehensive appraisal of current prognostic indicators and potential treatment algorithms to help guide clinicians in treatment management. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: Between 2000 and 2017, three patients were diagnosed with thymic metastases to the spine at our institution...
December 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208438/an-integrated-multidisciplinary-algorithm-for-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-international-spine-oncology-consortium-report
#19
REVIEW
Daniel E Spratt, Whitney H Beeler, Fabio Y de Moraes, Laurence D Rhines, Joseph J Gemmete, Neeraj Chaudhary, David B Shultz, Sean R Smith, Alejandro Berlin, Max Dahele, Ben J Slotman, Kelly C Younge, Mark Bilsky, Paul Park, Nicholas J Szerlip
Spinal metastases are becoming increasingly common because patients with metastatic disease are living longer. The close proximity of the spinal cord to the vertebral column limits many conventional therapeutic options that can otherwise be used to treat cancer. In response to this problem, an innovative multidisciplinary approach has been developed for the management of spinal metastases, leveraging the capabilities of image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery, separation surgery, vertebroplasty, and minimally invasive local ablative approaches...
December 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200158/cardiac-toxicity-after-craniospinal-irradiation-a-late-effect-that-may-be-eliminated-with-proton-therapy
#20
Gabrielle D Welch, Kimberly Y Lin, Michael J Fisher, Christine E Hill-Kayser
BACKGROUND: Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) is commonly required for pediatric patients with central nervous system malignancies. Traditionally, CSI is given using x-rays to deliver radiation to the brain and spine, exposing normal anterior structures, including heart, to unnecessary radiation. OBSERVATIONS: We present a patient treated with x-ray CSI for medulloblastoma with spinal metastasis (3600 cGy CSI with focal boost to 5000 cGy), who subsequently developed significant cardiac toxicity, likely related to radiation exposure...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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