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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430616/evaluation-of-pituitary-uptake-incidentally-identified-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-scan
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Huijun Ju, Jinxin Zhou, Yu Pan, Jing Lv, Yifan Zhang
The clinical significance of pituitary uptake on routine whole body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) is not completely characterized. We seek to assess the potential differential diagnosis/underlying etiology of pituitary FDG uptake incidentally identified on routine PET/CT scans. A total of 24,007 PET/CT whole body scans in recent 5 years were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) > 4.1 in the pituitary glands were identified...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407623/fine-needle-aspiration-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-cytopathologic-study-of-37-cases
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Jen-Fan Hang, Momin T Siddiqui, Syed Z Ali
OBJECTIVE: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is an uncommon neoplasm of dendritic cells and predominantly occurs in children and young adults. The study aims to evaluate cytopathologic features and current diagnostic concepts in a large series of LCH on fine needle aspiration (FNA). STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively searched the pathology archives of The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and Emory University Hospital (EUH) to identify all FNA cases diagnosed as LCH in a period of 21 years...
April 14, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403515/an-aggressive-multifocal-primary-cns-histiocytosis-with-ptpn11-shp2-mutation
#3
Qi Zhang, Areej Shibani, Bekim Sadikovic, Christopher J Howlett, Lee-Cyn Ang
Primary histiocytic tumors of the CNS are rare. The current WHO classification (2016) included 5 entities: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG), and histiocytic sarcoma (HS) (1). The diagnosis usually is made based on the tumor differentiation as to the counterpart in normal histiocyte development. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 12, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396615/bone-pathologic-fracture-revealing-an-unusual-association-coexistence-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-rosai-dorfman-disease
#4
Boubacar Efared, Asmae Mazti, Badarou Chaibou, Gabrielle Atsame-Ebang, Ibrahim Sory Sidibé, Layla Tahiri, Fatimazahra Erregad, Nawal Hammas, Abdelmajid El Mrini, Hinde El Fatemi, Laila Chbani
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is very rare, as to date only 17 cases have been reported in the english literature. The pathophysiology of this uncommon co-occurrence still remains enigmatic and a subject of various speculations. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 30-year-old female patient who presented with a pathologic fracture of the left proximal femur. Her medical history was unremarkable, there were no fever, skin lesions, lymphadenopathy or other organomegaly at physical examination...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390648/hospital-characteristics-associated-with-increased-conversion-rates-among-organ-donors-in-new-england
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Arturo J Rios-Diaz, Olubode A Olufajo, Jill Stinebring, Samantha Endicott, Brandon T McKown, David Metcalfe, Cheryl K Zogg, Ali Salim
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether hospital characteristics affect institutional performance with regard to organ donation. We sought to determine which hospital- and patient-level characteristics are associated with high organ donor conversion rates after brain death (DBD). METHODS: Data were extracted from the regional Organ Procurement Organization (2011-2014) and other sources. Hospitals were stratified into high-conversion hospitals (HCH; upper-tertile) and low-conversion hospitals (LCH; lower-tertile) according to conversion rates...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377643/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-cervical-spine-in-an-adult-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Ines Vielgut, Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger, Gerhard Bratschitsch, Andreas Leithner, Roman Radl
Langerhans-cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare, benign bone tumor, usually occurring in children and younger adults under 20 years old. Only a few cases of solitary bone lesions of the adult spine are reported in literature, therapeutic guidelines or treatment regimens for lesions of the adult spine are not established yet to our knowledge.
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361364/spontaneous-and-complete-regeneration-of-a-vertebra-plana-after-surgical-curettage-of-an-eosinophilic-granuloma
#7
Francesca Di Felice, Fabio Zaina, Sabrina Donzelli, Stefano Negrini
PURPOSE: The eosinophilic granuloma is a unifocal or multifocal Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by an expanding proliferation of Langerhans cells in bones. Skeletal LCH is a rare condition, and vertebral regeneration in cases of vertebral body collapse is even rarer. We report the case of a girl with spontaneous complete healing. METHODS AD RESULTS: A 3-year-old girl was referred for nighttime back pain, with no fever and no neurologic signs. Within a few days, she developed sudden painful restriction of all spine movements...
March 30, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360976/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-masquerading-as-acute-appendicitis-case-report-and-review
#8
Mohammad M Karimzada, Michele N Matthews, Samuel W French, Daniel DeUgarte, Dennis Y Kim
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare syndrome characterized by unifocal, multifocal unisystem, or disseminated/multi-system disease that commonly involves the bone, skin, lymph nodes, pituitary, or sometimes lung (almost exclusively in smokers) causing a variety of symptoms from rashes and bone lesions to diabetes insipidus or pulmonary infiltrates. We present a previously unreported case of gastrointestinal LCH as well as a novel characteristic lesion affecting the colon of a young woman who presented with signs and symptoms mimicking acute on chronic appendicitis...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315918/fluorrine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-of-adult-liver-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#9
Hengshan Ji, Jiang Wu, Guifen Yang, Chuanjin Sun, Hong Zhu, Longjiang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Adult liver Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is an extremely rare desease. This paper reports a 40 years old male patient who was diagnosed as liver LCH though ultrasound-guided liver biopsy. The initial Fluorrine-18- fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/ computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) showed multiple nodular low-density lesions in liver without obvious elevated (18)F-FDG uptake. Four years later, the follow-up (18)F-FDG PET/CT showed the liver multiple lesions with slightly elevated (18)F-FDG uptake...
January 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285639/denosumab-for-the-treatment-of-adult-multisystem-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#10
Polyzois Makras, Marina Tsoli, Athanasios D Anastasilakis, Maria Thanou, Gregory Kaltsas
PURPOSE: An etiological treatment is currently lacking for Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). Receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL) appears to play a central role in the lesional immunological process inducing compensatory osteoprotegerin (OPG) activation. In a preliminary study we aimed to evaluate for the first time the use of denosumab, a RANKL inhibitor, as a targeted treatment strategy in LCH in order to support and enhance endogenous OPG action in order to control or alter the lesional immunological process...
April 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275281/influence-of-light-conditions-and-light-sources-on-clinical-measurement-of-natural-teeth-color-using-vita-easyshade-advance-4-0-%C3%A2-spectrophotometer-pilot-study
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Ivona Posavec, Vladimir Prpić, Dubravka Knezović Zlatarić
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare lightness (L), chroma (C) and hue (h), green-red (a) and blue-yellow (b) character of the color of maxillary right central incisors in different light conditions and light sources. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two examiners who were well trained in digital color evaluation participated in the research. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) were used to analyze intra- and interobserver reliability. The LCh and L*a*b* values were determined at 08...
December 2016: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262495/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-follow-up-evaluation-in-pediatric-patients-with-langerhans-histiocytosis
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J R Garcia, E Riera, P Bassa, S Mourelo, M Soler
PURPOSE: We evaluated the impact of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in identifying sites of active disease and to assess therapeutic follow up in a group of pediatric patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). METHOD: During 2007-2013, 13 (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies were performed for follow-up in 7 patients with a diagnosis of LCH (4 female, 3 male; 1-12 years-old). PET findings were analyzed and correlated with the CT and MRI. Findings were also follow-up by these techniques...
March 2, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255140/idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-childhood-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-in-adulthood-more-than-a-chance-association
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Y C Kuan, M N Nurain
Described herein, a case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) in an adult with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) diagnosed at age ten. She presented with cranial diabetes insipidus, later developed hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism and multiple cervical lympadenopathy from which histopathology of excisional biopsy confirmed LCH. Magnetic resonance imaging showed thickened pituitary stalk. Association of ITP and LCH is unknown but the question of LCH presenting as isolated thrombocytopenia in childhood only to be discovered in adulthood when there was pituitary and bone involvement remains...
February 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248858/severe-sclerosing-cholangitis-after-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-treated-by-liver-transplantation-an-adult-case-report
#14
Yunhua Tang, Zhiheng Zhang, Maogen Chen, Weiqiang Ju, Dongping Wang, Fei Ji, Qingqi Ren, Zhiyong Guo, Xiaoshun He
BACKGROUND: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare hematopoietic disorder of unknown pathogenesis. LCH diseases may occur in a single organ or multisystem organ. The patients with multisystem involvement usually have a poor prognosis. Liver involvement in multisystem LCH results in severe complications, such as obvious sclerosing cholangitis (SC) with jaundice. METHODS: We reported a 31-year-old man developed severe SC due to multisystem LCH and was successfully treated by liver transplantation (LT)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238607/leydig-cell-hyperplasia-in-children-case-series-and-review
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REVIEW
Nicole Mennie, Sebastian K King, Mohan Marulaiah, Peter Ferguson, Yves Heloury, Chris Kimber
INTRODUCTION: Leydig cell hyperplasia (LCH) and Leydig cell tumours (LCTs) in children are rare, typically presenting with precocious puberty. Previously, orchidectomy was the routine management; however, more recently, testis-sparing surgery has been performed with good results. We present a series of unusual presentations of LCH, raising new management questions, and a review of the literature regarding LCH and LCT in children. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a literature search using Ovid Medline, PubMed, and Google Scholar, producing 456 articles...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238339/lobular-capillary-hemangiomas-case-report-and-review-of-literature-of-vascular-lesions-of-the-nasal-cavity
#16
Akina Tamaki, Eric Babajanian, Brian D'Anza, Kenneth Rodriguez
Vascular tumors of the nasal cavity can represent a variety of pathologies. In this case report, we discuss two patients presenting with a large vascular lesion occupying the nasal cavity. Significant bleeding was encountered during the initial attempts for endoscopic surgical resection. One lesion was successfully excised following preoperative embolization while a second following sphenopalatine artery vascular ligation. In both cases, final pathology showed lobular capillary hemangioma (LCH). We present a literature review and discussion of LCH and other vascular tumors that present in the nasal cavity...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219109/the-use-of-braf-v600e-mutation-specific-immunohistochemistry-in-pediatric-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#17
Leomar Y Ballester, Miguel D Cantu, Karen P H Lim, Stephen F Sarabia, Lizmery Suarez Ferguson, C Renee Webb, Carl E Allen, Kenneth L McClain, Carrie A Mohila, Jyotinder N Punia, Angshumoy Roy, Dolores H López-Terrada, M John Hicks, Kevin E Fisher
BRAF p.V600E mutations are detected in greater than 50% of pediatric Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) lesions. However, the use of mutation-specific BRAF V600E immunohistochemistry (IHC) as a surrogate for molecular testing in pediatric LCH is unknown. We tested the mutation-specific BRAF V600E monoclonal antibody (clone VE1) in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded LCH samples from 26 pediatric patients (14 males and 12 females, ages 7 mo-17 y) using allele-specific real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with a limit of detection of 0...
February 20, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194436/real-time-genomic-profiling-of-histiocytoses-identifies-early-kinase-domain-braf-alterations-while-improving-treatment-outcomes
#18
Lynn H Lee, Anjelika Gasilina, Jayeeta Roychoudhury, Jason Clark, Francis X McCormack, Joseph Pressey, Michael S Grimley, Robert Lorsbach, Siraj Ali, Mark Bailey, Philip Stephens, Jeffrey S Ross, Vincent A Miller, Nicolas N Nassar, Ashish R Kumar
Many patients with histiocytic disorders such as Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) or Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) have treatment-refractory disease or suffer recurrences. Recent findings of gene mutations in histiocytoses have generated options for targeted therapies. We sought to determine the utility of prospective sequencing of select genes to further characterize mutations and identify targeted therapies for patients with histiocytoses. Biopsies of 72 patients with a variety of histiocytoses underwent comprehensive genomic profiling with targeted DNA and RNA sequencing...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182116/effective-braf-inhibitor-vemurafenib-therapy-in-a-2-year-old-patient-with-sequentially-diagnosed-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-and-erdheim-chester-disease
#19
Zsófia Váradi, Rita Bánusz, Judit Csomor, Krisztián Kállay, Edit Varga, Gabriella Kertész, Monika Csóka
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare histiocytic disorder, characterized by the xanthomatous infiltration of tissues by CD68-positive and CD1a-/CD100-negative foamy histiocytes. In childhood, ECD is exceptionally rare, and only a dozen cases have been published so far. The cooccurence of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and ECD is even rarer. Here, we report a 2-year-old boy, the youngest patient in the literature so far, who was diagnosed with concomitant BRAF mutation-positive LCH and ECD. In his case, conventional LCH treatment proved to be ineffective, but he is the youngest patient who was successfully treated with the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123731/bone-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-pulmonary-involvement-in-an-adult-non-smoker-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
#20
Jie Shen, Shicheng Feng
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease of unknown cause, which encompasses a set of disorders of multiple organs with various clinical presentations that share the common characteristic of sizeable Langerhans cell infiltration. The clinical spectrum of LCH ranges from solitary bone lesions to involvement of other organs. lung involvement in LCH may be part of a multisystem disease, which almost exclusively occurs in adult smokers, while it is overlooked or misdiagnosed in the majority of non-smokers...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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