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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643792/smarca4-deficient-thoracic-sarcoma-a-distinctive-clinicopathological-entity-with-undifferentiated-rhabdoid-morphology-and-aggressive-behavior
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Jennifer L Sauter, Rondell P Graham, Brandon T Larsen, Sarah M Jenkins, Anja C Roden, Jennifer M Boland
A distinct subset of thoracic sarcomas with undifferentiated rhabdoid morphology and SMARCA4 inactivation has recently been described, and potential targeted therapy for SMARC-deficient tumors is emerging. We sought to validate the clinicopathological features of SMARCA4-deficient thoracic sarcomas. Clinicopathological information was gathered for 40 undifferentiated thoracic tumors with rhabdoid morphology (mediastinum (n=18), lung (n=14), pleura (n=8)). Thymic carcinomas (n=11) were used as a comparison group...
June 23, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643111/thymic-carcinoma-initially-presented-with-geographic-destruction-of-scapula-in-a-child
#2
Won-Jong Bahk, An-Hi Lee, Eun-Deok Chang, Dong-Wook Min, Yong-Koo Kang
As the conventional histopathologic examination of thymic carcinoma (TC) is nonspecific, immunohistochemical studies along with correlative radiographic investigations are needed for its correct diagnosis. TC commonly occurs in the late 5th to early 6th decades of life but is extremely rare in childhood. It may be incidentally detected from chest radiographs taken as routine or for other reasons. However, most patients present with symptoms such as chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, dysphagia and hoarseness, which are directly attributable to the mediastinal mass...
June 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639924/cushing-syndrome-diagnostic-workup-and-imaging-features-with-clinical-and-pathologic-correlation
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Nicolaus A Wagner-Bartak, Ali Baiomy, Mouhammed Amir Habra, Shalini V Mukhi, Ajaykumar C Morani, Brinda R Korivi, Steven G Waguespack, Khaled M Elsayes
OBJECTIVE: Cushing syndrome (CS) is a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms resulting from chronic exposure to excess cortisol, either exogenous or endogenous. Exogenous CS is most commonly caused by administration of glucocorticoids. Endogenous CS is subdivided into two types: adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) dependent and ACTH independent. CONCLUSION: Cushing disease, which is caused by a pituitary adenoma, is the most common cause of ACTH-dependent CS for which pituitary MRI can be diagnostic, with bilateral inferior petrosal sinus sampling useful in equivocal cases...
July 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633354/multicentric-reticulohistiocytosis-associated-with-thymic-carcinoma
#4
Yasir Rudha, Ella Starobinska, Yasir Abdulqader, Amira Attya, Carlo Guerrero, Konstantinos Parperis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632791/long-term-oncological-outcome-of-thymoma-and-thymic-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-235-cases-from-a-single-institution
#5
Yen-Chiang Tseng, Yen-Han Tseng, Hua-Lin Kao, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Teh-Ying Chou, Yih-Gang Goan, Wen-Hu Hsu, Han-Shui Hsu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thymoma has a variable long-term oncological outcome after surgical resection. Survival and tumor recurrence were analyzed to determine the predisposing factors for tumor recurrence. METHODS: A total of 235 patients who underwent surgery for thymoma or thymic carcinoma from December 1997 to March 2013 were analyzed using Masaoka staging system and World Health Organization (WHO) histological classification. Surgical intervention included extended thymothymectomy via median sternotomy and thymomectomy via thoracotomy/ video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625631/cd52-cd22-cd26-eg5-and-igf-1r-expression-in-thymic-malignancies
#6
J Remon, N Abedallaa, E Taranchon-Clermont, V Bluthgen, C R Lindsay, B Besse, V Thomas de Montpréville
BACKGROUND: Thymic epithelial tumours are rare cancers for which new treatment options are required. Identification of putative predictive markers is important for developing clinical trials. We studied the expression of five putative predictive biomarkers, potentially actionable by approved experimental drugs. METHODS: CD52, CD22, CD26, EG5, and IGF-1R expression were investigated by immunohistochemistry in formalin-fixed surgical samples of thymic epithelial tumour patients...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625630/improved-survival-with-postoperative-radiotherapy-in-thymic-carcinoma-a-propensity-matched-analysis-of-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-database
#7
Yu Jin Lim, Changhoon Song, Jae-Sung Kim
OBJECTIVES: Thymic carcinoma is a rare and aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis. Although postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) is used for obtaining better locoregional tumor control, its association with survival has not been established. This study evaluated the prognostic impact of PORT in thymic carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified patients diagnosed with thymic carcinoma between 2004 and 2013 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614007/ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome-a-ten-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
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Samantha Sathyakumar, Thomas Vizhalil Paul, Hesargatta Shyamsunder Asha, Birla Roy Gnanamuthu, M J Paul, Deepak Thomas Abraham, Simon Rajaratnam, Nihal Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic ACTH secretion is a less common cause of Cushing's syndrome, and is seen in 5 to 10% of cases with endogenous hypercortisolemia. We hereby describe our experience of patients with ectopic ACTH syndrome, who have been managed over the past 10 years at a tertiary care centre in Southern India. METHODS: The inpatient and outpatient records of patients from 2006 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical features, clinical history, biochemical values, imaging features which included radiological findings and PET scans, management, details of follow-up and outcomes were documented...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607829/adaptive-hypofractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-in-the-acute-management-of-large-thymic-carcinoma-brain-metastases
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Georges Sinclair, Heather Martin, Michael Fagerlund, Amir Samadi, Hamza Benmakhlouf, Ernest Doodo
BACKGROUND: Brain metastases often lead to serious neurological impairment and life threatening states. Their acute management remains complex, particularly in the case of rare malignancies with aggressive evolution. In large single lesions, open surgery followed by radiation to the surgical cavity is widely regarded as the best approach; yet in many cases, microsurgery is not feasible due to the lesion's critical location and/or the number of brain metastases present. We report the effects of adaptive hypofractionated gamma knife radiosurgery in the acute management of critically located thymic carcinoma metastases...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602157/thymic-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-rare-and-aggressive-tumor-a-case-report
#10
Efared Boubacar, Gabrielle Atsame-Ebang, Sani Rabiou, Ammor Fatimazahra, Asmae Mazti, Ibrahim S Sidibé, Layla Tahiri, Nawal Hammas, Ouadnouni Yassine, Smahi Mohamed, Chbani Laila, El Fatemi Hinde
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors are a large group of tumors with a wide spectrum of behavior, affecting mainly the digestive system and the lung. The thymus is very rarely affected. CASE PRESENTATION: A 28-year-old Arab woman presented with chronic chest pain and dyspnea. A computed tomography scan showed a huge anterior mediastinal mass invading neighboring structures. A mediastinotomy was performed with biopsies of the mass. Pathological findings were consistent with a thymic large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586989/a-single-institution-experience-in-treating-thymic-carcinoma
#11
I Mohiuddin, B G Allen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574817/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-parameters-predict-pathological-classification-in-thymic-epithelial-tumors
#12
Gang-Feng Li, Shi-Jun Duan, Lin-Feng Yan, Wen Wang, Yong Jing, Wei-Qiang Yan, Qian Sun, Shu-Mei Wang, Hai-Yan Nan, Tian-Yong Xu, Dan-Dan Zheng, Yu-Chuan Hu, Guang-Bin Cui
We evaluated the performance of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) parameters for preoperatively predicting the subtype and Masaoka stage of thymic epithelial tumors (TETs). Seventy-seven patients with pathologically confirmed TETs underwent a diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) sequence with 9 b values. Differences in the slow diffusion coefficient (D), fast perfusion coefficient (D*), and perfusion fraction (f) IVIM parameters, as well as the multi b-value fitted apparent diffusion coefficient (ADCmb), were compared among patients with low-risk (LRT) and high-risk thymomas (HRT) and thymic carcinomas (TC), and between early stage (stages I and II) and advanced stage (stages III and IV) TET patients...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555346/endobronchial-metastasis-from-extrapulmonary-neoplasms-analysis-of-clinicopathologic-features-and-cytological-evaluation-by-bronchial-brushing
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Kenji Ikemura, Diana Murro Lin, Colin P Martyn, Ji-Weon Park, Christopher W Seder, Paolo Gattuso
PURPOSE: Bronchial brushings (BB) commonly aid in the diagnosis of primary lung cancer. However, the utility of this method in diagnosing endobronchial metastases (EBM) from extrapulmonic malignancies has not been thoroughly evaluated. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity of BB in diagnosing EBM. METHODS: An institutional database was queried for all patients with cytologically or histologically confirmed extrapulmonary EBM identified by endobronchial biopsy between 1978 and 2013...
May 29, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550415/high-expression-of-grp78-bip-as-a-novel-predictor-of-favorable-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-thymic-carcinoma
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Yosuke Miura, Kyoichi Kaira, Reiko Sakurai, Hisao Imai, Yoshio Tomizawa, Noriaki Sunaga, Koichi Minato, Takeshi Hisada, Tetsunari Oyama, Masanobu Yamada
BACKGROUND: Glucose-regulated protein (GRP) 78/immunoglobulin heavy chain binding protein (BiP) is a member of the endoplasmic reticulum chaperone family, and its role in various types of human malignancies has recently been investigated. However, the clinicopathological characteristics of GRP78/BiP in advanced thymic carcinoma (ATC) remain unknown. We aimed to examine the relationship between GRP78/BiP expression and the clinical outcomes of ATC patients. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with ATC receiving combination chemotherapy at three institutions between April 1998 and April 2014 were enrolled in this study...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521419/expression-of-excision-repair-cross-complementation-group-1-and-class-iii-%C3%AE-tubulin-in-thymic-carcinoma
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Katsuhiro Okuda, Risa Oda, Ayumi Suzuki, Tsutomu Tatematsu, Hiroshi Haneda, Satoru Moriyama, Motoki Yano, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Thymic carcinoma is a rare mediastinum malignant tumor derived from thymic epithelial cells. With the exception of complete resection, an effective therapy has not been established to date for advanced or relapsed thymic carcinoma. The present study examined the protein expression of excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) and class III β-tubulin (TUBB3), which are consider to be indicators of the anticancer activity of platinum-based and taxane-based chemotherapy, respectively. The expression of ERCC1 and TUBB3 proteins was examined in 40 thymic carcinoma patients who underwent either surgical resection or core-needle biopsy...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521033/lymph-node-metastases-in-thymic-malignancies-a-chinese-alliance-for-research-in-thymomas-retrospective-database-analysis%C3%A2
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Zhitao Gu, Yucheng Wei, Jianhua Fu, Lijie Tan, Peng Zhang, Yongtao Han, Chun Chen, Renquan Zhang, Yin Li, Keneng Chen, Hezhong Chen, Yongyu Liu, Youbing Cui, Yun Wang, Liewen Pang, Zhentao Yu, Xinming Zhou, Yangchun Liu, Yi Shen, Wentao Fang
OBJECTIVES: Lymphatic involvement is believed to be relatively rare in thymic epithelial tumours. The incidence and prognostic significance of nodal metastases are still unclear. The goal of this study was to define the incidence and prognostic relevance of nodal metastasis in patients with thymic epithelial tumours, using a nationwide retrospective database of the Chinese Alliance for Research in Thymomas. METHODS: Patients who underwent upfront surgical resection without preoperative therapy were enrolled for the study...
May 18, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514756/elevated-crp-levels-predict-poor-outcome-and-tumor-recurrence-in-patients-with-thymic-epithelial-tumors-a-pro-and-retrospective-analysis
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Stefan Janik, Christine Bekos, Philipp Hacker, Thomas Raunegger, Bahil Ghanim, Elisa Einwallner, Lucian Beer, Walter Klepetko, Leonhard Müllauer, Hendrik J Ankersmit, Bernhard Moser
OBJECTIVE: Scarce information exists on the pathogenesis of thymic epithelial tumors (TETs), comprising thymomas, thymic carcinomas (TCs) and neuroendocrine tumors. C-reactive protein (CRP) increases during certain malignancies. We aimed to investigate the clinical relevance of CRP in patients with TETs. RESULTS: Pretreatment CRP serum concentrations were significantly elevated in patients with TETs, particularly TCs and metastatic TETs. After complete tumor resection CRP serum concentrations were decreased (p = 0...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509648/video-assisted-extirpation-of-cranial-mediastinal-masses-in-dogs-18-cases-2009-2014
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Melissa A MacIver, J Brad Case, Eric L Monnet, Geraldine B Hunt, Philipp D Mayhew, Michelle L Oblak, Jeffrey J Runge, Ameet Singh, Daniel D Smeak, Michele A Steffey, Sarah E Boston
OBJECTIVE To characterize clinical findings, surgical procedures, complications, and outcomes in dogs undergoing extirpation of masses from the cranial mediastinum via video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and establish preliminary guidelines for case selection when considering VATS for thymectomy in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 18 client-owned dogs that underwent extirpation of a cranial mediastinal mass by means of VATS at 5 academic referral hospitals from 2009 through 2014. PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed and data extracted regarding signalment, clinical signs, physical examination findings, diagnostic imaging results, surgical approach and duration, cytologic and histologic examination results, complications, outcome, and cause of death, when applicable...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508687/multilocular-thymic-cyst-with-mucinous-differentiation-a-mimicker-of-thymic-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma
#19
Carlos N Prieto-Granada, Todd Stevens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496081/-salvage-surgery-following-chemoradiotherapy-for-thymic-basaloid-cell-carcinoma
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Takashi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Ito, Morimichi Nishihira, Osamu Araki, Yoko Karube, Sumiko Maeda, Satoru Kobayashi, Noriyuki Ikeda, Hiromichi Inoue, Motohiko Tamura, Yuji Matsumura, Masayuki Chida
We performed salvage surgery after chemoradiotherapy(CRT) in a patient with thymic basaloid cell carcinoma. A 46-year-old man with an abnormal chest shadow on X-ray findings was referred to our hospital. Computed tomography revealed a partially solid tumor along with a multilocular cyst in the anterior mediastinum with mediastinal lymph node swelling infiltrating to the superior vena cava(SVC). Positron emission tomography revealed FDG accumulation (SUVmax 7.94)in the tumor. Pathological findings of a tumor biopsy specimen obtained by thoracoscopy led to a diagnosis of thymic basaloid cell carcinoma...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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