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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223525/case-series-of-rare-thymoma-metastases-to-the-spine-and-complete-literature-review
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189958/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-effects-of-preoperative-embolization-on-intraoperative-blood-loss
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Matthias Reitz, Klaus Christian Mende, Christopher Cramer, Theresa Krätzig, ZSuzsanna Nagy, Eik Vettorazzi, Sven Oliver Eicker, Marc Dreimann
The objective of this paper is analyzing the effects of preoperative embolization on intraoperative blood loss in spinal surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasis and identifying factors contributing to an increased blood loss in the surgical procedure. A retrospective analysis was performed in patients who were treated in for spinal metastasis from RCC between 2011 and 2016. Factors analyzed were reduction of tumor blush, timing of embolization, selective vs. superselective approach, surgical factors, and tumor volume and localization...
November 30, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187703/paraganglioma-as-a-risk-factor-for-bone-metastasis
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Maki Yokomoto-Umakoshi, Hironobu Umakoshi, Mika Tsuiki, Tatsuki Ogasawara, Kaho Hamanaka-Hiroshima, Akiyo Tanabe, Tetsuya Tagami, Akira Shimatsu, Mitsuhide Naruse
Malignant pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) (PHEO and PGL: PPGL) are frequently associated with bone metastasis. Bone metastasis requires long-term management and may lead to skeletal-related events (SREs) that remarkably reduce patients' quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to elucidate the risk factors for developing bone metastasis in patients with PPGL. The medical records of 40 consecutive adult patients with malignant PPGL at the National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center between 2006 and 2016 were reviewed...
November 29, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178305/en-bloc-resection-with-the-assistance-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-for-left-lower-lung-cancer-invading-thoracic-vertebrae-and-rib-a-case-report
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Yun Liang, Peng Liu, Xiao-Gang Zhou, Xi-Lei Li, Hong Lin, Nong Chen, Di Ge, Jian Dong
Lung cancer invading the spine was previously considered unresectable and fatal and, consequently, there are few reports focusing on tumors located in the lower lung lobe and invading the spine. With the development of spinal instrumentation and surgical techniques, and wider acceptance of spondylectomy by surgeons, radical surgical resection has become feasible. Here, we present a case of a male patient with a left lower lung cancer invading thoracic vertebrae who underwent complete resection with sagittal en bloc hemivertebrectomy with video-assisted thoracoscopy...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175570/reliability-of-the-tokuhashi-score-to-predict-prognosis-comparison-of-117-patients
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Leandro Pelegrini de Almeida, Tamara Vidaletti, André Martins de Lima Cecchini, Ericson Sfreddo, Felipe Martins de Lima Cecchini, Asdrubal Falavigna
BACKGROUND: Spinal metastatic disease compromises the quality of life and prognosis of the patients. Prognosis is an important factor for the decision-making process and needs to be precise in order to adjust the intensity of therapy. The Tokuhashi score is a universal instrument to determine the prognosis. The objective was to analyze the effectiveness of the Tokuhashi score in determining the prognosis of the patients with spine metastasis by comparing the expected survival time from the Tokuhashi score with the survival time observed among surgical patients...
November 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165794/leptomeningeal-metastasis-from-systemic-cancer-review-and-update-on-management
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REVIEW
Nancy Wang, Mia S Bertalan, Priscilla K Brastianos
Leptomeningeal metastasis is an uncommon and typically late complication of cancer with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Diagnosis is often challenging, with nonspecific presenting symptoms ranging from headache and confusion to focal neurologic deficits, such as cranial nerve palsies. Standard diagnostic evaluation involves a neurologic examination, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and spine with gadolinium, and cytologic evaluation of the cerebral spinal fluid. Therapy entails a multimodal approach focused on palliation with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, which may be administered systemically or directly into the cerebral spinal fluid...
November 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143901/combined-vertebral-augmentation-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-update
#9
REVIEW
Ning Mao Kam, Julian Maingard, Hong Kuan Kok, Dinesh Ranatunga, Duncan Brooks, William C Torreggiani, Peter L Munk, Michael J Lee, Ronil V Chandra, Hamed Asadi
Spinal metastases are the most commonly encountered tumour of the spine, occurring in up to 40% of patients with cancer. Each year, approximately 5% of cancer patients will develop spinal metastases. This number is expected to increase as the life expectancy of cancer patients increases. Patients with spinal metastases experience severe and frequently debilitating pain, which often decreases their remaining quality of life. With a median survival of less than 1 year, the goals of treatment in spinal metastases are reducing pain, improving or maintaining level of function and providing mechanical stability...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138702/a-case-of-c5-vertebral-chordoma-in-a-73-year-old-patient-with-more-than-8-years-of-follow-up-after-total-piecemeal-spondylectomy
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Keigo Tanaka, Harutoshi Sakakima, Kazutoshi Hida, Kanako Hatanaka, Kosei Ijiri
Chordoma arising from the cervical spine is rare and the traditional long-term prognosis is typically poor. Total en bloc spondylectomy with a wide margin is generally accepted to be the most appropriate management for thoracic and lumbar malignant tumors. However, this method is still challenging for the cervical spine because of the proximity of the tumor to the vertebral arteries and neural elements. Here, we report a 73-year-old man with a C5 vertebral chordoma treated with total piecemeal spondylectomy...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125427/the-surgical-treatment-of-metastatic-spine-tumors-within-the-intramedullary-compartment
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Ben A Strickland, Ian E McCutcheon, Indro Chakrabarti, Laurence D Rhines, Jeffrey S Weinberg
OBJECTIVE Metastasis to the spinal cord is rare, and optimal management of this disease is unclear. The authors investigated this issue by analyzing the results of surgical treatment of spinal intramedullary metastasis (IM) at a major cancer center. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 13 patients who underwent surgery for IM. Patients had renal cell carcinoma (n = 4), breast carcinoma (n = 3), melanoma (n = 2), non-small cell lung cancer (n = 1), sarcoma (n = 1), adenoid cystic carcinoma (n = 1), and cervical cancer (n = 1)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124954/practicality-of-using-the-figure-of-eight-bandage-to-prevent-fatal-wound-dehiscence-after-spinal-tumor-surgery-for-upper-thoracic-metastasis
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Dong Kwang Seo, Jin-Hoon Park, Sun Kyu Oh, Yongchel Ahn, Sang Ryong Jeon
OBJECT: Serious postoperative wound problems can frequently develop after surgery with perioperative RT for upper thoracic metastatic lesions. The figure-of-eight bandage can restrict excessive shoulder motion, which could prevent wound dehiscence. The purpose of this study was to describe the efficacy of using the figure-of-eight bandage to prevent postoperative wound dehiscence. METHODS: Between February 2005 and July 2015, we retrospectively evaluated the medical records of cancer patients who underwent surgery with or without RT for spinal metastasis involving the upper thoracic spine...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113245/temporomandibular-dislocation-caused-by-pancreatic-cancer-metastasis-a-case-report
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Shinpei Matsuda, Hitoshi Yoshimura, Sadahiko Kondo, Kazuo Sano
Metastasis-induced dislocation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is rare. The present study describes a case of TMJ dislocation caused by metastasis from pancreatic cancer, and discusses this in the context of literature on occlusal abnormality and/or dislocation due to metastasis. In the present case, unilateral TMJ dislocation was suspected when the patient first presented; destructive bone changes were not observed on conventional radiographs, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a tumorous lesion...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113175/correlation-of-mmp-9-and-p53-protein-expression-with-prognosis-in-metastatic-spinal-tumor-of-lung-cancer
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Shuquan Zhang, Minfei Wu, Yi Zhao, Rui Gu, Chuangang Peng, Jiabei Liu, Qingsan Zhu, Ye Li
The aim of the study was to compare the protein expression of MMP-9 and p53 and examine their correlation with prognosis in lung cancer metastatic spinal tumor. Tissue samples were obtained from 30 cases of para-cancerous tissue (group I), 75 cases of non-metastatic lung cancer tissue (group II) and 100 cases of metastatic spinal tumor tissue of lung cancer (group III). The protein expression of MMP-9 and p53 was detected by immunohistochemistry and was present in all three groups. The positive rate for MMP-9 was 20, 67 and 83%, respectively...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097383/mind-the-sr-gap-roles-of-slit-robo-gaps-in-neurons-brains-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Bethany Lucas, Jeff Hardin
The Slit-Robo GTPase-activating proteins (srGAPs) were first identified as potential Slit-Robo effectors that influence growth cone guidance. Given their N-terminal F-BAR, central GAP and C-terminal SH3 domains, srGAPs have the potential to affect membrane dynamics, Rho family GTPase activity and other binding partners. Recent research has clarified how srGAP family members act in distinct ways at the cell membrane, and has expanded our understanding of the roles of srGAPs in neuronal and non-neuronal cells...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081018/treatment-for-malignant-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas-5%C3%A2-years-of-progress
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REVIEW
Paola Jimenez, Claudio Tatsui, Aaron Jessop, Sonali Thosani, Camilo Jimenez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this manuscript is to review the progress in the field of therapeutics for malignant pheochromocytomas and sympathetic paraganglioma (MPPG) over the past 5 years. RECENT FINDINGS: The manuscript will describe the clinical predictors of survivorship and their influence on the first TNM staging classification for pheochromocytomas and sympathetic paragangliomas, the treatment of hormonal complications, and the rationale that supports the resection of the primary tumor and metastases in patients with otherwise incurable disease...
October 28, 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071122/diagnostic-algorithm-prognostic-factors-and-surgical-treatment-of-metastatic-cancer-diseases-of-the-long-bones-and-spine
#17
REVIEW
Miklós Szendrői, Imre Antal, Attila Szendrői, Áron Lazáry, Péter Pál Varga
Oncological management of skeletal metastases has changed dramatically in the last few decades. A significant number of patients survive for many years with their metastases.Surgeons are more active and the technical repertoire is broader, from plates to intramedullary devices to (tumour) endoprostheses.The philosophy of treatment should be different in the case of a trauma-related fracture and a pathological fracture. A proper algorithm for establishing a diagnosis and evaluation of prognostic factors helps in planning the surgical intervention...
September 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039785/prospective-comparison-of-f-18-choline-pet-ct-scan-versus-axial-mri-for-detecting-bone-metastasis-in-biochemically-relapsed-prostate-cancer-patients
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Wouter Huysse, Frédéric Lecouvet, Paolo Castellucci, Piet Ost, Valerie Lambrecht, Carlos Artigas, Marie-Laurence Denis, Kathia De Man, Louke Delrue, Lennart Jans, Aurélie De Bruycker, Filip De Vos, Gert De Meerleer, Karel Decaestecker, Valerie Fonteyne, Bieke Lambert
We compared fluor-18 choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and axial skeleton magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prospectively obtained for the detection of bone metastases in non-castrated patients with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer following primary treatment. PET/CT was performed 45 min post-injection of 3-4 MBq/kg F-18 methyl choline. MRI included T1- and fluid sensitive T2-weighted images of the spine and pelvis. Readers were initially blinded from other results and all scans underwent independent double reading...
October 17, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038086/radiosurgery-for-treatment-of-renal-cell-metastases-to-spine-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Brandon W Smith, Jacob R Joseph, Yamaan S Saadeh, Frank La Marca, Nicholas J Szerlip, Thomas C Schermerhorn, Daniel E Spratt, Kelly C Younge, Paul Park
BACKGROUND: The incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) continues to rise, and the spine is the most common site for bony metastasis. Radiation therapy is one treatment for spinal RCC metastasis. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a newer treatment that reportedly has benefits over conventional external beam radiotherapy (cEBRT). This study systematically reviewed the current literature on SBRT for metastatic RCC to spine. METHODS: A search of PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases was conducted in accordance with PRISMA guidelines...
October 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031992/assessing-the-utility-of-a-prognostication-model-to-predict-1-year-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy-for-spinal-metastases
#20
Diana D Shi, Yu-Hui Chen, Tai Chung Lam, Dana Leonard, Tracy Anne Balboni, Andrew Schoenfeld, Sonia Skamene, Daniel N Cagney, John H Chi, Charles H Cho, Mitchel Harris, Marco L Ferrone, Lauren M Hertan
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Predicting survival outcomes after radiation therapy (RT) alone for metastatic disease of the spine is a challenging task that is important to guiding treatment decisions (eg, determining dose fractionation and intensity). The New England Spinal Metastasis Score (NESMS) was recently introduced and validated in independent cohorts as a tool to predict 1-year survival following surgery for spinal metastases. This metric is composed of three factors: preoperative albumin, ambulatory status, and modified Bauer score, with the total score ranging from 0 to 3...
October 12, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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