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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441375/primary-adrenal-angiosarcoma-a-rare-and-potentially-misdiagnosed-tumor
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Ariel Grajales-Cruz, Francis Baco-Viera, Ernesto Rive-Mora, Carlos Ramirez-Tanchez, David Tasso, Norma Arroyo-Portela, Elizabeth Calderon, Ilean Joan Padua-Octaviani, William Caceres-Perkins
A man aged 69 years presented with acute right flank pain secondary to a hemorrhagic large adrenal tumor. En bloc resection was performed to repair the inferior vena cava. Immunoperoxidase levels in the tumor were positive for factor VIII and CD31 and negative for S100, protein Melan-A, CD34, synaptophysin, chromogranin, desmin, muscle specific actin, ETFA (EMA), KRT20 (CK20), CDX2, TTF1, LNPEP (PLAP), inhibin, ?-fetoprotein, CD30, hepatocyte paraffin, and aberrant expression of cytokeratin 7 and pankeratin...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435647/helical-tomotherapy%C3%A2-is-a-safe-and-feasible-technique-for-total-scalp-irradiation
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Francesco Cuccia, Vanessa Figlia, Antonella Palmeri, Francesco Verderame, Antonio Lo Casto, Mariella Mannino, Giuseppe Ferrera
Angiosarcoma of the scalp is a rare aggressive tumor that affects elderly patients. Chemoradiation is the treatment of choice for multicentric and extensive disease. The shape of the scalp represents a dosimetric challenge in terms of achieving a homogeneous concave dose distribution with coverage of the entire target volume and an acceptable organs-at-risk sparing. We report a case of an 81-year-old man with a multifocal angiosarcoma of the scalp treated with Helical TomoTherapy® (Accuray Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) intensity modulated radiotherapy...
March 24, 2017: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428724/hepatic-angiosarcoma-with-clinical-and-histological-features-of-kasabach-merritt-syndrome
#3
Sanya Wadhwa, Tae Hun Kim, Leah Lin, Gary Kanel, Takeshi Saito
Hepatic angiosarcoma is a mesenchymal tumor originating from liver sinusoidal endothelial cells. It is an extremely rare malignant neoplasm accounting for less than 1% of primary malignant liver tumors. The deregulated coagulopathy that can be seen in hepatic angiosarcoma fulfills the clinical diagnostic criteria of disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, the mechanism that governs this coagulopathy has been poorly understood. This case report provides histological evidence of the consumption of coagulation factors along with trapped platelets occurring within the tumor, which is the foundation for the concept of Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS)...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428511/-iii-current-treatment-strategy-for-cutaneous-angiosarcoma
#4
Kohei Oashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421895/metastatic-pulmonary-angiosarcoma-presenting-with-bilateral-secondary-spontaneous-pneumothoraces
#5
Daniel Jimenez, James Antaki, Nader Kamangar
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) is uncommon and can present as a primary disease process or as a result of underlying lung pathology. Several parenchymal lung diseases, such as malignancy, are known to cause SP. One such malignancy, angiosarcoma, has a high propensity to metastasize to the lung and present as cavitary and cystic lesions. CASE: We present a case of a 76-year-old male diagnosed with angiosarcoma of the scalp that was found to have extensive cystic pulmonary metastatic lesions...
May 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416360/primary-hepatic-angiosarcoma-and-liver-transplantation-radiological-surgical-histological-findings-and-clinical-outcome
#6
M Tran Minh, A Mazzola, F Perdigao, F Charlotte, G Rousseau, F Conti
Angiosarcoma is a rare type of soft tissue sarcoma that accounts for less than 1% of all sarcomas and only 2% of all primary hepatic tumours. Thorotrast, arsenic, and vinyl chloride monomer are frequently listed as occupational exposure risks. The estimated latency is long (10-40 years) in occupational cases and very long (60 years or more) in non-occupational cases. The symptoms and CT-scan appearance of hepatic angiosarcoma (HAS) are non-specific. We present a case of a 65-year-old Caucasian male with history of cryptogenic cirrhosis, low alpha-foetoprotein levels and a single, 4-cm nodule of potential atypical hepatocellular carcinoma (no washout at MRI and CT-scan) in segment VIII...
April 14, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414587/non-melanoma-skin-cancer-new-and-future-synthetic-drug-treatments
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Teresa Amaral, Claus Garbe
Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) mainly comprise two different entities: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC); beneath these two entities, Merkel cell carcinoma, adnexal tumors, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, angiosarcoma, and cutaneous lymphoma belong to NMSC. These rare skin tumors are not the topic of this review. BCC and SCC are the most common cancers diagnosed in humans. The preferred treatment is surgery, which in most cases is curative. Although a high recurrence rate is seen, these cancers rarely metastasize...
May 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405083/plasmablastic-plasmacytoma-of-the-breast
#8
Don K Le, David Metter, John R Krause
Breast plasmacytomas are extremely rare entities that can be seen as primary malignant neoplasms in the absence of bone involvement or as secondary neoplasms from disseminated multiple myeloma. Clinicians should be aware of this entity, as it may mimic benign and malignant lesions in the breast. Microscopically, immature plasmacytomas may mimic other neoplasms, so caution should be made on histological examination to ensure the correct diagnosis and corresponding therapy. Here we present a case of a plasmablastic plasmacytoma of the breast in a 55-year-old woman that was originally thought to be an angiosarcoma...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398688/survival-outcomes-for-cutaneous-angiosarcoma-of-the-scalp-versus-face
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Jonathan M Bernstein, Jonathan C Irish, Dale H Brown, David Goldstein, Peter Chung, Albiruni R Abdul Razak, Charles Catton, Ralph W Gilbert, Patrick J Gullane, Brian O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: The primary purpose of this study was to examine whether angiosarcoma outcomes differ for the scalp and face. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective outcomes analysis of 50 patients with cutaneous angiosarcoma treated by curative intent identified from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Registry (from 1958 to 2014). RESULTS: Median survival was 26 months (95% confidence interval [CI], 17.6-34.6) and median follow-up 29 months. For the scalp and face, respectively, the 5-year locoregional control rate was 9% and 53% (p = ...
April 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387163/case-report-angiosarcoma-in-the-upper-extremity-related-to-a-nonfunctioning-arteriovenous-fistula
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Andrea L Gale, Rex A W Marco, Shari R Liberman, Dmitry Zavlin, Anthony Echo
BACKGROUND: Angiosarcoma is a rare but aggressive malignancy with a high predilection for the head and neck. There have been few case reports of the development of angiosarcoma in a nonfunctional arteriovenous fistula in a hemodialysis patient. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective chart analysis is conducted to present the case of a patient who received plastic surgical treatment at our hospital. RESULTS: We present the case of a 44-year-old male who presented with ischemic changes and paresthesias of the upper extremity associated with the development of angiosarcoma in an arteriovenous fistula...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380190/primary-epithelioid-angiosarcoma-of-the-chest-wall-complicating-calcified-fibrothorax-and-mimicking-empyema-necessitates
#11
Luis Gorospe, Ana Patricia Ovejero-Díaz, Amparo Benito-Berlinches
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373787/multimodality-imaging-evaluation-of-a-primary-cardiac-lymphoma
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Paolo Ciancarella, Armando Fusco, Daniele Citraro, Massimiliano Sperandio, Roberto Floris
Primary cardiac lymphoma is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that involves the heart with extension to pericardium and great vessels. Prognosis is poor in the absence of a prompt diagnosis and adequate therapy. Differential diagnosis includes malignant neoplasms such as angiosarcoma or metastatic carcinoma and melanoma. Clinical manifestations may be heterogeneous. Multimodality imaging work-up represents the best method for tumor detection and evaluation of its size and extension: echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear imaging are the best imaging tools...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373620/three-year-survival-in-primary-cardiac-angiosarcoma
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Naoto Fukunaga, Takeshi Kitai, Yukihiro Imai, Yutaka Furukawa, Tadaaki Koyama
A healthy 18-year-old girl was referred to our hospital for further evaluations of cardiac angiosarcoma. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an immobile 4.6 cm×3.7 cm cardiac mass. The mass was occupying right atrial chamber and partially, invading into annulus of tricuspid valve on transesophageal echocardiography. At surgery, the mass was seen to be protruding from right atrial appendage and adhering to right side of pericardium. The histological findings were consistent with cardiac angiosarcoma and immunological staining was positive for CD34 and CD31...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370268/prognostic-value-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-cutaneous-angiosarcoma-a-retrospective-study-of-18-cases
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Hiroshi Umemura, Osamu Yamasaki, Tatsuya Kaji, Toshihisa Hamada, Masaki Otsuka, Kenji Asagoe, Keiji Iwatsuki
Cutaneous angiosarcoma (CAS) is a rare soft tissue sarcoma with rapid growth and poor prognosis. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 18 patients with CAS who underwent (18) F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) at the initial visit to the Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Hospital from September 2006 to March 2016. In the univariate survival analysis, patients with high standardized uptake values (SUVmax ) of the primary tumor showed significantly poorer prognosis than those with low SUVmax ...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363372/surgical-management-of-the-radiated-chest-wall-and-its-complications
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Dan J Raz, Sharon L Clancy, Loretta J Erhunmwunsee
Radiation to the chest wall is common before resection of tumors. Osteoradionecrosis can occur after radiation treatment. Radical resection and reconstruction can be lifesaving. Soft tissue coverage using myocutaneous or omental flaps is determined by the quality of soft tissue available and the status of the vascular pedicle supplying available myocutaneous flaps. Radiation-induced sarcomas of the chest wall occur most commonly after radiation therapy for breast cancer. Although angiosarcomas are the most common radiation-induced sarcomas, osteosarcoma, myosarcomas, rhabdomyosarcoma, and undifferentiated sarcomas also occur...
May 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358642/combined-modality-therapy-improves-overall-survival-for-angiosarcoma
#16
Colette J Shen, Aaron S Parzuchowski, Megan N Kummerlowe, Carol D Morris, Christian F Meyer, Mehran Habibi, Deborah A Frassica, Adam S Levin, Katherine A Thornton, Stephanie A Terezakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343002/pulmonary-metastatic-angiosarcoma-from-scalp-with-fatal-complication-a-case-report
#17
Yung-Sheng Cheng, Tim-Mo Chen, Wen-Chiuan Tsai, Tsai-Wang Huang
INTRODUCTION: Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm with poor prognosis. Angiosarcoma of the scalp is frequently recurs locally, and metastasizes early despite various treatments. The common sites of metastatic are lung, liver, and lymph nodes. Pulmonary metastasis with hemoptysis and pneumothorax is rare but threatening. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 77-year-old male had recurrent angiosarcoma of the scalp even with post operation radiotherapy. At the same time, recurrent pneumothorax was noted, thus he underwent wedge resection of the right upper lobe of the lung plus pleural biopsy...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340517/piecemeal-mechanism-combining-sprouting-and-intussusceptive-angiogenesis-in-intravenous-papillary-formation-induced-by-pge2-and-glycerol
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Lucio Díaz-Flores, Ricardo Gutiérrez, M Del Pino García, Francisco J Sáez, Lucio Díaz-Flores, Juan F Madrid
Recently, we demonstrated that in human intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), vein wall vascularization occurs in association with myriad papillae, a large part of which formed in the vascularized vein wall. Previously, using an animal model, we observed that PGE2 and glycerol administration around the femoral vein originates intense vascularization of the vein wall from its intimal endothelial cells (ECs). This vascularization is similar to that in IPEH. The aim of this study is to assess the mechanism of papillary formation, using this model after demonstrating papillary development in neo-vascularized femoral vein walls...
March 24, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337783/primary-cutaneous-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-with-intralymphatic-involvement-associated-with-chronic-lymphedema
#19
Peiyuan Fan, Lin Nong, Jingru Sun, Xiaoqing Liu, Marshall E Kadin, Ting Li, Ping Tu, Yang Wang
Chronic lymphedema predisposes to develop malignant cutaneous tumors, including angiosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma and B cell lymphoma. T cell malignancy has rarely been associated with chronic lymph stasis. Here we report a case of primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL) with lymphatic spread associated with chronic lymphedema. The patient is a 56-year-old man who received orchiectomy and right inguinal lymphadenectomy for malignant seminoma 10 years ago, which led to prominent lymphedema of the right leg...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333964/optimizing-ultrasound-molecular-imaging-of-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-2-expression-in-angiosarcoma
#20
James K Tsuruta, Nicholas P Schaub, Juan D Rojas, Jason Streeter, Nancy Klauber-DeMore, Paul Dayton
Secreted frizzled related protein 2 (SFRP2) is a tumor endothelial marker expressed in angiosarcoma. Previously, we showed ultrasound molecular imaging with SFRP2-targeted contrast increased average video pixel intensity (VI) of angiosarcoma vessels by 2.2 ± 0.6 VI versus streptavidin contrast. We hypothesized that redesigning our contrast agents would increase imaging performance. Improved molecular imaging reagents were created by combining NeutrAvidin™-functionalized microbubbles with biotinylated SFRP2 or IgY control antibodies...
2017: PloS One
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