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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223032/-primary-breast-sarcomas-about-30%C3%A2-cases-treated-at-salah-azaiez-institute-in-tunisia
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O El Amine Elhadj, M Nasri, S Thabet, J Ben Hassouna, A Goucha, K Rahal, A Elmay, A Gamoudi
PURPOSE: To identify retrospectively prognostic factors of primary breast sarcoma and review its treatment modalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a descriptive study on 30 cases of primary breast sarcoma. We carried out a univariate and multivariate analysis correlating clinical, pathological and therapeutic parameters with disease-free survival and overall survival. RESULTS: The mean age was 46.8 years. The mean tumour size was 10cm...
February 17, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210560/sinusoidal-hemangioma-of-the-breast-diagnostic-evaluation-management-and-literature-review
#2
Nikolaos S Salemis
Vascular tumors of the breast are rare and may pose a diagnostic challenge. Breast hemangioma is a very rare benign vascular neoplasm accounting for 0.4% of all breast tumors. It is most commonly detected as an incidental microscopic finding in biopsy specimens obtained for unrelated reasons. We describe here a very rare case of a sinusoidal breast hemangioma in a postmenopausal patient who presented with a palpable breast mass. A complete surgical resection was performed because the tumor exhibited atypical imaging features...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206941/spontaneous-hepatic-hemorrhage-a-single-institution-s-16-year-experience
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Armando Rosales, Florencia G Que
Spontaneous hemorrhage from hepatic tumors is an uncommon but serious complication. Recently, interventional radiologic (IR) techniques are being used increasingly in the management of these patients. We report our 16-year experience in managing spontaneous hemorrhage from liver tumors. Twenty-six consecutive patients were diagnosed with spontaneous liver hemorrhage between 1995 and 2011. Initial management was operative in eight, IR in six, and supportive in 12 patients. Of those managed operatively, five were segmentectomies; one hemihepatectomy; one wedge resection; and one packing who later died from coagulopathy...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205488/intravascular-papillary-endothelial-hyperplasia-masson-s-tumor-of-the-hand
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Adam M Feintisch, Andrew A Marano, Gregory L Borah
A nonspecific soft tissue mass of the hand can be difficult to diagnose due to the multitude of possible etiologies. In this case, we discuss our experience in diagnosing and treating intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia, or Masson's tumor, of the hand. The wide range of differential diagnoses and the morphological resemblance to angiosarcoma make Masson's tumor an important clinical entity to understand. The purpose of this study is to familiarize the reader with the appropriate diagnostic and treatment modalities that allow the clinician to recognize Masson's tumor, differentiate it from similar clinical entities, and institute the appropriate management regimen...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202217/large-right-atrial-angiosarcoma-with-superior-vena-cava-obstruction-and-cardiovascular-collapse
#5
Lijun Jiang, Taobo Luo, Kaifeng Leong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197370/infiltration-of-pd-1-positive-cells-in-combination-with-tumor-site-pd-l1-expression-is-a-positive-prognostic-factor-in-cutaneous-angiosarcoma
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Yuki Honda, Atsushi Otsuka, Sachiko Ono, Yosuke Yamamoto, Judith A Seidel, Satoshi Morita, Masahiro Hirata, Tatsuki R Kataoka, Tatsuya Takenouchi, Kazuyasu Fujii, Takuro Kanekura, Yuko Okubo, Kenzo Takahashi, Teruki Yanagi, Daichi Hoshina, Hiroo Hata, Riichiro Abe, Taku Fujimura, Takeru Funakoshi, Koji Yoshino, Mamiko Masuzawa, Yasuyuki Amoh, Ryota Tanaka, Yasuhiro Fujisawa, Tetsuya Honda, Kenji Kabashima
Cutaneous angiosarcoma (CAS) is a malignant sarcoma with poor prognosis. Programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)/programmed cell death-1 ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression reflects antitumor immunity, and is associated with patient prognosis in various cancers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between PD-1/PD-L1 expression and CAS prognosis. CAS cases (n = 106) were immunohistochemically studied for PD-L1 and PD-1 expression, and the correlation with patient prognosis was analyzed. PD-L1 expression was assessed by flow cytometry on three CAS cell lines with or without IFNγ stimulation...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169467/radiation-associated-angiosarcoma-in-the-setting-of-breast-cancer-mimicking-radiation-dermatitis-a-diagnostic-pitfall
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Brianne H Daniels, Jennifer S Ko, J Jordi Rowe, Erinn Downs-Kelly, Steven D Billings
BACKGROUND: We have encountered cases of postradiation angiosarcoma (PRAS) histologically mimicking radiation dermatitis. METHODS: Cases of PRAS from institutional/consultation archives from 2006-2016 were reviewed. For inclusion, tumors had to have inapparent/subtle tumor at low magnification and scattered individual tumor cells resembling radiation fibroblasts. Prior ancillary studies were reviewed, with additional immunostains performed as needed. RESULTS: Ten met criteria...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159479/epithelioid-hemangioma-of-the-scapula-treated-with-chemoembolization-and-microwave-ablation-%C3%AE-case-report
#8
Konstantinos Tsikopoulos, Evangelos Perdikakis, Dimitrios Georgiannos, Ilias Bisbinas
Bone epithelioid hemangiomas are classified within benign vascular tumours but are commonly misdiagnosed as low-grade angiosarcomas or epithelioid hemangioendotheliomas. Current therapeutic interventions include various treatment options but local recurrence or distal lymph node involvement has been reported. We report a rare case of scapular epithelioid hemangioma that was initially treated using a combination of chemoembolization and microwave ablation. This combination has not been previously reported in the literature regarding the management of this tumour...
January 31, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150220/liver-transplantation-for-cryptogenic-liver-failure-caused-by-diffuse-hepatic-angiosarcoma-case-report
#9
Yoshihiro Yoshida, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Huanlin Wang, Kazuhito Sakata, Masahiro Shimokawa, Takeshi Kurihara, Takashi Motomura, Shinji Itoh, Noboru Harada, Norifumi Harimoto, Toru Ikegami, Hideaki Uchiyama, Yuji Soejima, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Primary hepatic angiosarcoma is a non-epithelial malignancy derived from sinusoidal endothelial cells, accounting for approximately 1.8% of primary hepatic malignancies. Diagnosis of primary hepatic angiosarcoma is complicated by difficulties in the qualitative radiological assessment of these tumors. Prognosis is very poor due to local recurrence and distant metastasis after liver resection or liver transplantation (LT). CASE PRESENTATION: This case report describes two patients with primary hepatic angiosarcoma who were diagnosed by histopathological examination of the explanted liver after LT...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121510/radiation-induced-angiosarcoma-after-breast-cancer-treatment
#10
Jennifer K Plichta, Kevin Hughes
A 72-year-old woman presented with skin changes on her left breast; 5 years earlier, she had undergone lumpectomy and radiation therapy for breast cancer. Physical examination revealed an area of skin 10 cm in diameter, medial to the areola, that had an ecchymotic appearance (Panel A). The area..
January 26, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118845/anastomosing-hemangioma-report-of-two-renal-cases-and-analysis-of-the-literature
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Marina Perdiki, Galateia Datseri, George Liapis, Nikolaos Chondros, Ioannis Anastasiou, Maria Tzardi, Johanna K Delladetsima, Elias Drakos
BACKGROUND: Anastomosing hemangioma (AH) is a very rare vascular tumor mimicking angiosarcoma, predominately observed in kidney and less frequently in other organs. We present two new renal cases of AH at opposite ends of the clinical presentation spectrum, provide review of the literature and compare the epidemiological, clinical and pathological profiles of renal and non-renal cases. CASE PRESENTATION: The first occurred in a 64-year-old woman presented with back pain and the second, a multifocal lesion, in a 47-year-old man with end stage renal disease (ESRD)...
January 24, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118230/investigation-of-prognostic-features-in-primary-cutaneous-and-soft-tissue-angiosarcoma-after-surgical-resection-a-retrospective-study
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Biing Luen Lee, Cheng-Feng Chen, Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen, Hui-Chen Lee, Wen-Chieh Liao, Chern-Kang Perng, Hsu Ma, Chih-Hsun Lin
Primary cutaneous and soft tissue angiosarcoma is a rare but highly aggressive malignancy. To date, surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment, but poor prognosis is expected. To investigate whether there are factors associated with poor prognosis after surgical resection and to develop a treatment guideline for current therapy, we retrospectively collected data on 28 patients who underwent surgery as initial treatment and reviewed patient demographics, tumor characteristics, disease courses, and prognoses from September 1996 to May 2013...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115954/pulsed-dose-rate-peri-operative-brachytherapy-as-an-interstitial-boost-in-organ-sparing-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Krystyna Serkies, Janusz Jaśkiewicz, Rafał Dziadziuszko, Jacek Jassem
PURPOSE: To evaluate peri-operative multicatheter interstitial pulsed-dose-rate brachytherapy (PDR-BT) with an intra-operative catheter placement to boost the tumor excision site in breast cancer patients treated conservatively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between May 2002 and October 2008, 96 consecutive T1-3N0-2M0 breast cancer patients underwent breast-conserving therapy (BCT) including peri-operative PDR-BT boost, followed by whole breast external beam radiotherapy (WBRT)...
December 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099593/angiosarcoma-in-hiv-negative-patients-is-not-associated-with-hhv-8
#14
João Avancini, José Antonio Sanches, Andre Pires Zanata Cherubim, Renato Pazzini, Cristina Mendes de Oliveira, Laura Masami Sumita, Neusa Yuriko Sakai Valente, Claudio Sergio Pannuti, Cyro Festa
BACKGROUND: Angiosarcoma is an aggressive, malignant neoplasm of vascular or lymphatic origin. Herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) is a member of the herpes family with a tropism for endothelial cells and it has been proven to induce vascular neoplasms, such as Kaposi's sarcoma. The role of HHV-8 in the pathogenesis of angiosarcoma has not been well defined. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the presence of HHV-8 and angiosarcoma. METHODS: In this study, the team investigated the relationship between the presence of HHV-8, as determined by polymerase chain reaction, and angiosarcoma, using samples from patients with epidemic Kaposi's sarcoma as controls...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079340/serum-tryptase-levels-in-melanoma-patients-case-control-study-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Giovanni Paolino, Elisa Moliterni, Dario Didona, Michele Cardone, Teresa Lopez, Valentina Garelli, Antonio G Richetta, Ugo Bottoni, Carmen Cantisani, Alfredo Rossi, Stefano Calvieri
BACKGROUND: Serum tryptase results from the constant release of the enzyme from mast cells and serum tryptase levels are commonly considered to be related to the total number of mast cells. They are increased in several malignancies, as pancreatic carcinoma, angiosarcoma, hepatic carcinoma and proliferative and/or non- proliferative hematological disorders. Contrariwise, it has been reported that the number of tryptase+ and chymase+ mast cells was lower in deeply invasive melanoma compared to in-situ melanoma and dysplastic nevi...
January 12, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078663/inhibition-of-hsp90-exerts-anti-tumor-effect-on-angiosarcoma-involvement-of-vegf-signaling-pathway
#16
S Yamada-Kanazawa, I Kajihara, S Fukushima, M Jinnin, M Masuzawa, M Masuzawa, Y Amoh, D Hoshina, R Abe, H Ihn
BACKGROUND: Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm derived from endothelial cells and its prognosis is poor because advanced angiosarcoma is resistant to standard chemotherapy, and new therapies are urgently needed. Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) has been identified as a molecular chaperone that regulates various cancer-related proteins. Numerous clinical trials are testing the effectiveness of HSP90 inhibitors in various types of malignancies. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role of HSP90 in the pathogenesis of angiosarcoma and whether inhibition of HSP90 may have anti-tumor activity...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074770/-18f-fdg-pet-ct-contributes-to-diagnostics-and-therapy-monitoring-of-radiation-induced-angiosarcoma
#17
Francesca Cucchi, Jens Bülow, Lene Simonsen, Lotte Nedergaard, Christian Haarmark, Ali Asmar
Angiosarcomas are rare, aggressive malignant mesenchymal tumours with a poor prognosis. Radiation therapy is an independent risk factor for the development of secondary angiosarcoma. The onset of angiosarcoma may resemble benign lesions, leading to delayed diagnosis. It has been suggested that 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT scan may be useful in the early diagnosis in differentiating angiosarcoma from benign lesions and in therapy monitoring. We report the utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT scan in the diagnosis and follow-up of radiation-induced angiosarcoma in a patient previously treated for uterine cancer...
January 2, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070116/aspergillus-terreus-brain-abscess-complicated-by-tension-pneumocephalus-in-a-patient-with-angiosarcoma
#18
Thejal Srikumar, Smitha Pabbathi, Jorge Fernandez, Sowmya Nanjappa
BACKGROUND Aspergillus terreus is an evolving opportunistic pathogen, and patients with A. terreus often have poor outcomes due to its intrinsic resistance to several systemic antifungal agents. Here we present a unique case of intracranial abscesses of A. terreus in a patient with recurrent angiosarcoma, complicated by development of tension pneumocephalus. CASE REPORT A 67-year old gentleman with history of scalp angiosarcoma with wide excision two years prior presented to the hospital for left arm clumsiness, altered mental status, and low-grade fever...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063180/do-occupational-exposures-to-vinyl-chloride-cause-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cirrhosis
#19
Marcello Lotti
Controversy exists about the association between occupational exposures to vinyl chloride and hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. Two large multicentre mortality cohort studies, one American and another European, reported higher mortality for primary cancer of liver and biliary tract. However, the American study was not able to rule out misclassification, because based on death certificates and under the heading primary liver cancers, some angiosarcomas, the typical neoplasia associated with vinyl chloride, may have been included...
January 7, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056866/case-report-whole-exome-sequencing-of-primary-cardiac-angiosarcoma-highlights-potential-for-targeted-therapies
#20
Leah Zhrebker, Irene Cherni, Lara M Gross, Margaret M Hinshelwood, Merrick Reese, Jessica Aldrich, Joseph M Guileyardo, William C Roberts, David Craig, Daniel D Von Hoff, Robert G Mennel, John D Carpten
BACKGROUND: Primary cardiac angiosarcomas are rare, but they are the most aggressive type of primary cardiac neoplasms. When patients do present, it is with advanced pulmonary and/or cardiac symptoms. Therefore, many times the correct diagnosis is not made at the time of initial presentation. These patients have metastatic disease and the vast majority of these patients die within a few months after diagnosis. Currently the treatment choices are limited and there are no targeted therapies available...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
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