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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429750/correlations-of-tnf-%C3%AE-gene-promoter-polymorphisms-with-the-risk-of-thymoma-associated-myasthenia-gravis-in-a-northern-chinese-han-population
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H-W Yang, P Lei, Y-C Xie, Z-L Han, D Li, S-H Wang, Z-L Sun
This study was performed with the aim to investigate the correlations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) gene promoter polymorphisms with the risk of thymoma-associated myasthenia gravis (T-MG) in a northern Chinese Han population. Between June 2005 and June 2015, 305 MG patients (150 males and 155 females, MG group) and 293 healthy volunteers (negative control (NC) group) were enrolled in this study. Among the MG patients, there were 121 patients with thymoma-associated MG (T-MG group) and 184 without T-MG (NT-MG group)...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429039/-true-thymic-hyperplasia-differential-diagnosis-of-thymic-mass-lesions-in-neonates-and-children
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C-A Weis, B Märkl, T Schuster, K Vollert, P Ströbel, A Marx
Reactive and neoplastic thymic pathologies are the main considerations in the case of masses in the anterior and middle part of the mediastinum, while neurogenic tumors are predominant in the posterior mediastinum (which are not dealt with here). In neonates and infants, the commonest pathologies in the anterior mediastinum comprise germ cell tumors (mainly teratomas), congenital thymic cysts and true thymic hyperplasia (TTH). In toddlers, teratomas, yolk sac tumors and cysts predominate. In children over 5 years of age, lymphomas are the commonest mass lesions whereas thymomas and thymic carcinomas are rare...
April 20, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416933/thymectomy-in-myasthenia-gravis
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Yener Aydin, Ali Bilal Ulas, Vahit Mutlu, Abdurrahim Colak, Atilla Eroglu
In recent years, thymectomy has become a widespread procedure in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG). Likelihood of remission was highest in preoperative mild disease classification (Osserman classification 1, 2A). In absence of thymoma or hyperplasia, there was no relationship between age and gender in remission with thymectomy. In MG treatment, randomized trials that compare conservative treatment with thymectomy have started, recently. As with non-randomized trials, remission with thymectomy in MG treatment was better than conservative treatment with only medication...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415940/thymoma-metastatic-to-liver-and-pancreas-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nicola Passuello, Gioia Pozza, Stella Blandamura, Michele Valmasoni, Cosimo Sperti
A 71-year-old man presented with a thymic mass involving the superior vena cava. A mediastinoscopical biopsy initially suggested a diagnosis of type A thymoma. After neoadjuvant chemotherapy, the patient underwent en-bloc thymectomy and vascular resection for a pathology-confirmed type B3 thymoma involving the superior vena cava, the left brachiocephalic vein and the distal part of the right brachiocephalic vein. Adjuvant radiotherapy was administered. Two years after the primary surgery, abdominal computed tomography (CT) and whole body fluorodeoxyglucose (18-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scans showed a single hepatic lesion that was treated with wedge liver resection...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414153/inflammatory-myopathy-associated-with-myasthenia-gravis-with-and-without-thymic-pathology-report-of-four-cases-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Ernestina Santos, Ester Coutinho, Ana Martins da Silva, António Marinho, Carlos Vasconcelos, Ricardo Taipa, Manuel Melo Pires, Guilherme Gonçalves, Carlos Lopes, Maria Isabel Leite
INTRODUCTION: the association of myasthenia gravis (MG) and inflammatory myopathy is rare and often only one of the diseases is diagnosed. Thymus pathology may be in the origin of such disease association. METHODS: we described four patients with both MG and inflammatory myopathy. RESULTS: these cases correspond to 2.3% of our MG cohort. Case 1: MG, polymyositis and thymolipoma; case 2: MG and necrotizing myopathy without thymic pathology on a background of scleroderma, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia (CREST); case 3: MG and dermatomyositis without thymic pathology; case 4: MG and dermatomyositis with type C thymoma...
April 13, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412120/single-lymph-node-metastasis-10%C3%A2-years-after-radical-resection-of-a-thymoma
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Pietro Bertoglio, Marco Lucchi, Vittorio Aprile, Greta Alì, Alfredo Mussi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410562/superior-vena-cava-reconstruction-under-the-left-internal-jugular-vein-to-left-femoral-vein-bypass-support
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Jun Ba, Runsheng Peng, Hui Shi, Chunsheng Wang
The complete surgical resection of malignant thymoma is recommended. We present a rare case of tumor resection and superior vena cava (SVC) reconstruction under veno-venous bypass support from the left internal jugular vein to the left femoral vein. The full amount of systemic heparinization (3 mg/kg) was avoided. The surgical pathology revealed thymic squamous cell carcinoma. No complications such as fatal extensive bleeding, coagulopathy, thromboembolism or transfusion reaction were found postoperatively...
April 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395331/immune-response-to-a-model-shared-placenta-tumor-associated-antigen-reduces-cancer-risk-in-parous-mice%C3%A2
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Susmita Jasti, Mina Farahbakhsh, Sean Nguyen, Brian K Petroff, Margaret G Petroff
During human pregnancy, paternally inherited antigens expressed by the fetal-placental unit can elicit expansion of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells. These cells can persist for years as memory T cells, but their effects on long-term maternal health are unknown. Shared placenta/tumor-associated antigens are expressed by placenta and tumors, but are minimally expressed or absent in normal adult tissues. We hypothesized that maternal T cells elicited against these antigens can alter risk of cancers expressing the same antigen after pregnancy, and tested this in mice using chicken ovalbumin (OVA) as a surrogate shared placenta/tumor antigen...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392652/paraneoplastic-pemphigus-associated-with-a-malignant-thymoma-a-case-of-persistent-and-refractory-oral-ulcerations-following-thymectomy
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Jung Min Lim, Sang Eun Lee, Jimyung Seo, Do Young Kim, Takashi Hashimoto, Soo-Chan Kim
Paraneoplastic pemphigus is a rare, life-threatening autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease associated with underlying neoplasia, commonly lymphoproliferative tumors. Herein we report a case of paraneoplastic pemphigus with a unique autoantibody profile associated with a malignant thymoma. A 56-year-old female patient presented with relapsing oral ulcerations accompanied by erythematous papules and patches on her extremities for 2 months. Skin and mucosal biopsies identified interface dermatitis with lichenoid lymphocytic infiltration in the upper dermis...
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382272/pure-red-cell-aplasia-associated-with-good-syndrome
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Masayuki Okui, Takashi Yamamichi, Ayaka Asakawa, Masahiko Harada, Hirotoshi Horio
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) and hypogammaglobulinemia are paraneoplastic syndromes that are rarer than myasthenia gravis in patients with thymoma. Good syndrome coexisting with PRCA is an extremely rare pathology. We report the case of a 50-year-old man with thymoma and PRCA associated with Good syndrome who achieved complete PRCA remission after thymectomy and postoperative immunosuppressive therapy, and provide a review of the pertinent literature.
April 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381664/therapeutic-potential-of-docetaxel-plus-cisplatin-chemotherapy-for-myasthenia-gravis-patients-with-metastatic-thymoma
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Guoyan Qi, Peng Liu, Huimin Dong, Shanshan Gu, Hongxia Yang, Yinping Xue
The prognosis of myasthenia gravis (MG) in association with invasive or metastatic thymoma is usually worse, and therapeutic options are quite limited. Here, we retrospectively reported the therapeutic effect of docetaxel plus cisplatin (docetaxel/cisplatin) chemotherapy in 7 MG patients with metastatic thymoma. Previously, all patients underwent thymectomy at the first onset of thymoma. After the metastasis of thymoma, none of the patients received thymectomy due to unresectable conditions after surgeon's evaluation for great risk of myasthenic crisis (n = 5) or patients' refusal (n = 2)...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379152/morvan-syndrome-as-a-paraneoplastic-disorder-of-thymoma-with-anti-caspr2-antibodies
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Thiago Cardoso Vale, José Luiz Pedroso, Lívia Almeida Dutra, Lyamara Azevedo, Lucio Huebra Pimentel Filho, Lucila B F Prado, Romana Hoftberger, Gilmar F Prado, Orlando G Barsottini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379106/detectable-voice-change-with-the-edrophonium-test-in-laryngeal-myasthenia-gravis
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Koichi Tsunoda, Yoko Fujimaki, Yoko Morita
A case of laryngeal myasthenia gravis in a 65-year-old woman presenting with hoarseness as the sole symptom is reported. Voice spectrography was performed before and after injection of intravenous edrophonium. There was a marked improvement in the patient's voice after the administration of edrophonium, which was confirmed by the changes seen on the sound spectrogram. This was the only objective indication of a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis. No thymoma was seen on chest X-ray and the patient was negative for anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374701/-a-comparative-analysis-of-the-informative-value-of-anti-achr-antibody-radioimmunoassay-and-laser-correlation-spectroscopy-in-myasthenia-gravis
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I B Alchinova, E N Yakovenko, D V Sidnev, S Yu Dedaev, A G Sanadze, M Yu Karganov
AIM: An aim of the study was to compare informative value of traditional approach (anti-AChR antibody radioimmunoassay) and evaluation of metabolic shifts by laser correlation spectroscopy in myasthenia gravis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The search for the relationship between the disease severity in 77 patients, 12-80 years and the distribution pattern of subfraction serum components revealed three informative zones: 6-15, 27-67, and 127-223 nm. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: In patients without disturbances of vital functions, the contribution of the first zone particles into light scatter increases and that of the third zone particles decreases...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369483/thoracoscopic-thymectomy-is-a-feasible-and-less-invasive-alternative-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-large-thymomas
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Makoto Odaka, You Tsukamoto, Takamasa Shibasaki, Daiki Katou, Shohei Mori, Hisatoshi Asano, Makoto Yamashita, Toshiaki Morikawa
OBJECTIVES: Thoracoscopic surgery is widely used for the surgical treatment of thymoma. However, large-sized thymomas are typically treated using open surgery. This study evaluated the feasibility of performing thoracoscopic thymectomy (TT) for thymoma ≥50 mm. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on 135 patients who underwent TT or open thymectomy (OT) for Masaoka stage I-IVa thymoma between 1996 and 2014. RESULTS: Patients were first divided into two groups based on thymoma size: thymoma ≥50 mm and thymoma <50 mm groups...
March 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365191/-thymoma-and-autoimmune-diseases
#16
Y Jamilloux, H Frih, C Bernard, C Broussolle, P Petiot, N Girard, P Sève
The association between thymoma and autoimmunity is well known. Besides myasthenia gravis, which is found in 15 to 20% of patients with thymoma, other autoimmune diseases have been reported: erythroblastopenia, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathies, thyroid disorders, Isaac's syndrome or Good's syndrome. More anecdotally, Morvan's syndrome, limbic encephalitis, other autoimmune cytopenias, autoimmune hepatitis, and bullous skin diseases (pemphigus, lichen) have been reported. Autoimmune diseases occur most often before thymectomy, but they can be discovered at the time of surgery or later...
March 29, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363000/association-between-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-akt1-and-the-risk-of-prostate-cancer-in-the-chinese-han-population
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J M Liu, S H Cheng, C Xia, T Deng, Y C Zhu, X Wei, Z L Huang, B H Liao, D Y Luo, Y G Zhang, T Jin, K J Wang, J Huang, H Li
AKT1, also known as v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1, is involved in the regulation of cell-survival and anti-apoptotic activities, which may affect the pathogenesis of various cancers. However, the association between genetic variants of AKT1 and the risk of developing prostate cancer has not been investigated before. This study investigated the associations between three polymorphisms (rs1130214, rs3730358, and rs2494732) in AKT1 and the risk of development of prostate cancer in the Chinese Han population...
March 30, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358603/metastatic-thymoma-in-a-scarlet-macaw-ara-macao
#18
Barbara Lang, Susanne Vorbrüggen, Ruth Kothe, Gerd Britsch, Volker Schmidt
A 49-year-old female scarlet macaw ( Ara macao ) was presented with a mass in the cervical region. The bird showed no evidence of pain or discomfort, it swallowed food normally, and its breathing pattern was unremarkable. Results of contrast radiographic imaging revealed a well-demarcated mass in the right cervical region not related to the crop. After surgical resection and histopathologic evaluation, a malignant nodular stage of an epithelioid cortical-type thymoma was diagnosed. One year later, metastasis of the thymoma to the lung was diagnosed and confirmed at postmortem examination...
March 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347510/-good-s-syndrome-and-congenital-toxoplasmosis-due-to-maternal-reactivation-during-pregnancy
#19
J Tahiri, F Fouyssac, O Morel, A Maatouk
INTRODUCTION: Good syndrome is a rare condition in which thymoma is associated with hypogammaglobulinemia. It is characterized by an increased susceptibility to infections. CASE REPORT: We report a woman with Good's syndrome diagnosed after severe congenital toxoplasmosis in her daughter, even though she was immunized against this infection during pregnancy. CONCLUSION: This presentation is very unusual by its early diagnosis and to our knowledge is the first report of parasitic infection in this syndrome...
March 24, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344425/surgical-treatment-of-an-invasive-thymoma-with-intracaval-and-intracardiac-extension
#20
Kun-Eng Lim, Ta-Chung Shen
A 53-year-old male with an invasive thymoma extending to the superior vena and right atrium, presenting as superior vena cava syndrome is herein reported. However invasive thymoma with this growth pattern is extremely rare. In this case, the tumor was successfully resected via median sternotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass. After 17 months of follow-up, the patient was still free from any signs and symptoms indicative of superior vena cava syndrome, but recurrent tumor in the right pleura was observed on the follow-up chest computed tomography...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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