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Haojun Miao, Shanming Ruan, Minhe Shen
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) in rectal cancer tissues and clinicopathological factors. METHODS: The molecular expression of VEGF-C in rectal cancer tissue derived from 45 patients and normal colon tissue from 15 subjects was detected using the immunohistochemical streptavidin/biotin/peroxidase complex (SABC) three-step method. The expression of VEGF-C in rectal cancer and its relationship with clinicopathological factors were statistically analyzed via x2 test or Spearman's rank correlation analysis or Wilcoxon rank sum test...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Seo Hee Choi, Jee Suk Chang, Hong In Yoon, Dong-Su Jang, Nam Kyu Kim, Joon Seok Lim, Byung So Min, Hyuk Huh, Sang Joon Shin, Joong Bae Ahn, Woong Sub Koom
PURPOSE: Patterns of locoregional rectal cancer recurrences following total mesorectal excision (TME) were analyzed to define the irradiation volume, especially the lateral pelvic lymph node (LPLN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 1243 patients who underwent TME without pelvic radiotherapy between 2005 and 2012, the data of 826 patients with rectal adenocarcinoma without distant metastases were analyzed for relapse patterns, categorized as distant and locoregional (anastomosis, mesorectum, presacral area, and LPLNs) failure...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Rajender Kumar, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Anish Bhattacharya, Harmandeep Singh, Shrawan Kumar Singh
The male breast cancer is very less common as compared with the female breast cancer. We report a case of 64-year-old man who presented with the history of lower urinary tract symptoms. The digital rectal examination revealed hard and nodular prostate, and serum prostate-specific antigen level was 23.4 ng/mL. Ga-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/CT revealed prostate-specific membrane antigen-expressing lesions in the prostate, axillary tail of the right breast, and axillary lymph nodes. Histology from prostate revealed prostate carcinoma, whereas fine-needle aspiration from the breast revealed invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Sohyun Kim
Purpose: Most patients with rectal cancer undergo a total mesorectal excision and a partial resection of the sigmoid colon to improve oncologic outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the distribution of lymph nodes (LNs) in rectal cancer. Methods: The records of 54 patients with mid and low rectal cancer between April 2015 and March 2017 were reviewed, and 49 patients were enrolled in this study. All harvested LNs were analyzed according to the harvested area: the mesorectum area (MA), the vascular pedicle area (VA), and the sigmoid area (SA)...
February 2018: Annals of Coloproctology
Ki Young Lee, Jung Kyoung Shin, Yoon Ah Park, Seong Hyeon Yun, Jung Wook Huh, Yong Beom Cho, Hee Cheol Kim, Woo Yong Lee
Purpose: This study aimed to compare short-term postoperative and oncologic outcomes of a transanal endoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) to those of a transabdominal robotic TME. Methods: A total of 62 patients with rectal cancer underwent transanal (n = 26) or robotic (n = 36) TME between June 2013 and December 2014. After case-matching by tumor location and TNM stage, 45 patients were included for analysis. The median follow-up period was 21.3 months. Operative, histopathologic and postoperative outcomes and recurrences were analyzed...
February 2018: Annals of Coloproctology
Hisanaga Horie, Koji Koinuma, Homare Ito, Ai Sadatomo, Daishi Naoi, Yoshihiko Kono, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Mitsuaki Morimoto, Makiko Tahara, Alan K Lefor, Naohiro Sata, Takahiro Sasaki, Hideharu Sugimoto
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLD) is technically challenging because of the complicated anatomy of the pelvic wall. To overcome this difficulty, we introduced preoperative 3-D simulation. The aim of the study is to investigate the usefulness of preoperative 3-D simulation for the safe conduct of laparoscopic LPLD for rectal cancer. METHODS: After undergoing colonoscopy, patients were brought to the radiology suite where multi-detector row CT was performed...
March 12, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Omer Topdagi, Aysu Timuroglu
Objective: We aimed to determine the demographic characteristics of colorectal cases and changes in cancer localization according to years in our region. Materials and Methods: In the present study, 752 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer between January 1992 and December 2010 were included. Results: Of all the patients, 427 (56.8%) were males and 325 (43.2%) were females, with a male/female ratio of 1.3/1. The mean age was 56.2±14...
February 2018: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
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BACKGROUND: Pelvic exenteration for locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) is associated with variable outcomes, with the majority of data from single-centre series. This study analysed data from an international collaboration to determine robust parameters that could inform clinical decision-making. METHODS: Anonymized data on patients who had pelvic exenteration for LRRC between 2004 and 2014 were accrued from 27 specialist centres. The primary endpoint was survival...
March 12, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
Johannes Fritzmann, Pietro Contin, Christoph Reissfelder, Markus W Büchler, Jürgen Weitz, Nuh N Rahbari, Alexis B Ulrich
PURPOSE: The present study compared the prognostic value of the lymph node ratio (LNR) and the 6th and the 7th TNM edition as three different lymph node classifications for rectal cancer patients. METHODS: A total of 630 patients who underwent total mesorectal excision for primary rectal cancer between October 2001 and December 2007 were included. Prognostic factors of overall survival were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards models. RESULTS: The median follow-up was 36...
March 9, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Peter C Ambe, Daniel Gödde, Stephan Störkel, Hubert Zirngibl, Lars Bönicke
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause for cancer-related death in industrialized nations. Nodal involvement has been identified as a relevant prognostic feature in CRC. Extra nodal metastasis (ENM) describes the spread of malignant cells beyond the nodal capsule. ENM is thought to be an independent risk factor for poor survival. This study examined ENM as an independent risk factor for poor overall survival in patients with node-positive CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from a prospectively maintained CRC database was retrospectively analyzed...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Alessandro Magli, Eugenia Moretti, Annarita Tullio, Gianluca Giannarini, Fabrizio Tonetto, Mauro Urpis, Margherita Crespi, Claudio Foti, Agnese Prisco, Margherita Polsinelli, Gioacchino De Giorgi, Giulia Bravo, Paolo Scalchi, Marco Trovò
OBJECTIVE: The approach for treating high-risk prostate cancer still presents different unresolved issues. We report the safety and efficacy of a radiation therapy strategy based on the combination of moderate hypofractioned simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) and Image Guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this phase II trial of patients with high-risk prostate cancer, Image Guided SIB-IMRT plans (Simultaneous Intensity Modulated - Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy) were delivered between 2009 and 2012...
March 8, 2018: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Yu-Chen Fan, Fei-Long Ning, Chun-Dong Zhang, Dong-Qiu Dai
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis comparing the oncological, intraoperative and safety outcomes in sigmoid and rectal cancer surgery with and without preservation of the left colic artery (LCA). METHOD: We searched Medline, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and PubMed databases for relevant articles published between 1962 and 2017. Randomized and non-randomized clinical trials were identified and included in the study...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Andrea Scarinci, Tatiana Di Cesare, Daniele Cavaniglia, Tiziano Neri, Michelle Colletti, Giulia Cosenza, Andrea Liverani
Log odds of positive nodes (LODDS), defined as the log of the ratio between the number of positive nodes and the number of negative nodes, has been recently introduced as a tool in predicting prognosis. This study aims to establish the effective and prognostic value of LODDS in predicting the survival outcome of CRC patients undergoing surgical resection. The study population is represented by 323 consecutive patients with primary colon or rectal adenocarcinoma thatunderwent curative resection. LODDS values were calculated by empirical logistic formula, log(pnod + 0...
March 2, 2018: Updates in Surgery
Ming Jin, Wendy L Frankel
Pathologic examination of lymph nodes in patients with cancer remains crucial for postoperative treatment and prognosis prediction. In this article, the authors aim to review several important and challenging issues regarding lymph node metastasis in colorectal cancer using the AJCC staging manual, College of American Pathologists cancer protocol, as well as the literature. These topics include lymph node staging, the definition and controversies in tumor deposits, isolated tumor cells in lymph node and micrometastasis, lymph node ratio as a prognostic stratification factor, and neoadjuvant treatment effect in rectal cancer...
April 2018: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
K Schiller, M Devecka, T Maurer, M Eiber, J Gschwend, M Schwaiger, S E Combs, G Habl
BACKGROUND: 68 Ga-PSMA-PET-imaging has proven to be a highly sensitive and specific diagnostic element for patients with prostate cancer (PC). Does the standard clinical target volume (CTV) cover the majority of68 Ga-PSMA-PET detected lymph nodes (LNs) in a primary setting? METHODS: 25 out of 159 patients with primary PC who underwent68 Ga-PSMA-PET-imaging were analyzed in the process of this study. These 25 high-risk patients had a total of 126 LNs with positive68 Ga-PSMA-ligand uptake...
March 1, 2018: Radiation Oncology
Meftun Çulpan, Asıf Yıldırım, Turgay Turan, Turhan Çaşkurlu
Prostate cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy and the second cause of cancer death in men. Despite improvements in diagnostic methods, the primary diagnosis of a number of patients may still be on metastatic stage. Cutaneous and supraclavicular lymph nodes are very rare metastatic sites for prostate cancer. In this report we present an extremely rare prostate cancer case diagnosed with supraclavicular lymph node and then developed cutaneous metastasis. A 64 year-old man was admitted to an internal medicine outpatient clinic with supraclavicular lymph node and biopsy of lymph node showed an adenocarcinoma...
January 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
Kenichiro Imura, Nobuki Yamaoka, Hideyuki Chou, Hirotaka Furuke, Sachie Tanaka, Tatsuya Kumano, Shuhei Komatsu, Katsumi Shimomura, Jun Ikeda, Fumihiro Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Shioaki
The patient was a 68-year-old man who underwent Hartmann's procedure for a fistula due to rectal cancer in August 2012. The cancer was tub2>tub1, pSE, pN2, pH2, pM1(intrapulmonary metastasis), stage IV. The patient received 5 courses of FOLFOX and bevacizumab as adjuvant chemotherapy. In December 2012, the patient was seen by Otolaryngology for hoarseness. A neck examination revealed induration of the left lobe of the thyroid, and FNA biopsy strongly suggested metastasis of rectal cancer to the thyroid. FDG-PET was performed and revealed extensive accumulation of FDG at the same site...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yosuke Kamada, Kenichiro Fukuda, Masafumi Iguchi, Maho Inoue, Kingo Kashimoto, George Iwata, Nobuki Yamaoka, Kenji Tsukamoto
The case was for a male at the age of 80. We performed laparoscopic left hemicolectomy and D3 lymph node dissection for descending colon cancer. He had a good postoperative prognosis and was discharged on the 14th day after the operation. Later, he was receiving the treatment on an outpatient basis without postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy during the followup period. He visited the hospital for sudden abdominal pain and melena as chief complaint approximately 4 months after the operation. We found prominent edematous wall thickening and increased surrounding fat concentration in the anal side of colon from the anastomosis site with plain abdominal CT scan...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Tomohiro Tate, Yudai Fukui, Kenji Tomizawa, Yutaka Hanaoka, Shigeo Toda, Shuichiro Matoba, Hiroya Kuroyanagi
BACKGROUND: The local recurrence of rectal cancer classifies 4 types, anterior, posterior, lateral compartment and anastomotic site. This study evaluates outcome of laparoscopic lateral lymph node dissection(LLND)against the lateral lymph node recurrence. METHOD: Five patients were diagnosed as the lateral lymph node recurrence and underwent laparoscopic LLND. We diagnosed the lateral lymph node recurrence by CT, MRI and PET-CT. All cases revealed abnormal uptake on PET-CT...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Makoto Takahashi, Rina Takahashi, Shingo Kawano, Masaya Kawai, Kiichi Sugimoto, Hirohiko Kamiyama, Yutaka Kojima, Atsushi Okuzawa, Yuichi Tomiki
Here, we report a case of repeated laparoscopic resection of extra-regional lymph node metastases in a patient after laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer. A 72-year-old woman was diagnosed with upper rectal cancer and underwent laparoscopic low anterior resection and D3 dissection. The pathological stage was considered as T3, N2b, M0, Stage IIIC. Six months after the operation, positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) showed fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) accumulation in the infra-renal para-aortic lymph nodes (PALNs)...
April 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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