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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733066/effective-use-of-levosimendan-in-anthracycline-induced-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Nikolaos Miaris, Stefanos Zezas, Joseph Sgouros, Dimitra-Christina Zirou, Stefania Gkoura, George Stamoulis, Helen Angelopoulou, George Avgeropoulos, Epaminondas Samantas
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy is a serious side effect that ranges from mild left ventricular systolic impairment to congestive heart failure and cardiogenic shock. Currently, there is no evidence indicating the effective use of levosimendan in these cases. OBJECTIVE: We aim to present a case of life-threatening doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy that was successfully managed with levosimendan. CASE: A 48-year-old female with formerly normal heart function, who had been treated with doxorubicin-based regimens for dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, presented with cardiomyopathy with low left ventricular ejection fraction eight months after the last infusion...
July 18, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717079/severe-hypocalcemia-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-chondrosarcoma
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Jung Nam Eun, Yoo Duk Choi, Jeong Ho Lee, Yun Ah Jeong, Jee Hee Yoon, Hee Kyung Kim, Ho-Cheol Kang
Hypocalcemia is relatively uncommon paraneoplastic syndrome. Only one case of hypocalcemia has been reported in a patient with chondrosarcoma. We herein report a case of a 32-year-old woman with metastatic chondrosarcoma with tetany. Her imaging findings revealed multiple calcific metastatic lesions in the lungs, pancreas, left atrium, and pulmonary vein. A laboratory examination showed hypocalcemia with no evidence of any other disease that could induce hypocalcemia. On the basis of the laboratory and clinical findings, we concluded the etiology of her severe hypocalcemia to be excessive calcium consumption by the tumor itself...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706394/proximal-epithelioid-sarcomatous-dedifferentiation-in-secondary-chondrosarcoma-in-a-known-case-of-multiple-osteochondromatosis
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Biswajit Dey, Mangesh Chikhale, Prita Pradhan, Adarsh Barwad, Bhawana Ashok Badhe
Osteochondroma is the most common benign bone tumor. Approximately 15% of osteochondromas occur as multiple lesions. Multiple osteochondromatosis has a higher risk of developing chondrosarcomas, which are of low grade with good prognosis. About 10% of all chondrosarcomas may undergo dedifferentiated change, which has a poorer prognosis. Dedifferentiated peripheral chondrosarcoma developing within an osteochondroma is extremely rare. Dedifferentiation usually occurs in the form of osteosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma, or rhabdomyosarcoma...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690520/extraskeletal-chondroma-of-the-index-finger-a-case-report
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Masato Saito, Kazumasa Nishimoto, Robert Nakayama, Kazutaka Kikuta, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Hideo Morioka
Extraskeletal chondroma is defined as a rare, benign, cartilaginous tumor arising from soft tissues such as tendons, tendon sheath synovia, and joint capsules with no continuity to the periosteum or bone cortex. In histopathologic findings, the tumor exhibits many lobular structures and some parts similar to hyaline cartilage. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate this tumor from low-grade chondrosarcoma because of their similar histopathologic findings. In order to prevent recurrence, it is necessary to remove the tumor as a whole, including the capsule, so as not to leave any remnants of the tumor...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688724/pd-1-and-pd-l1-expression-in-bone-and-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Alireza Torabi, Clarissa N Amaya, Frank H Wians, Brad A Bryan
PD-1 and its ligands have been shown to play a significant role in evasion of malignant tumour cells from the immune system. Last year, the Unites States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved anti-PD-1 inhibitors for treatment of non-small cell lung carcinoma and recently expanded the use of immunotherapy for metastatic urothelial cell carcinoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. However, studies on expression of PD-1 and its ligand in malignant bone and soft tissue sarcoma are sparse. In this study, we evaluated PD-1 and PD-L1 expression on variants of liposarcomas and rhabdomyosarcomas, osteosarcomas and chondrosarcomas...
August 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686110/role-of-endoscopic-transnasal-surgery-for-skull-base-chondrosarcoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-19-cases-at-a-single-institution
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Hirotaka Hasegawa, Masahiro Shin, Kenji Kondo, Shunya Hanakita, Akitake Mukasa, Taichi Kin, Nobuhito Saito
OBJECTIVE Skull base chondrosarcoma is one of the most intractable tumors because of its aggressive biological behavior and involvement of the internal carotid artery and cranial nerves (CNs). One of the most accepted treatment strategies for skull base chondrosarcoma has been surgical removal of the tumor in conjunction with proactive extensive radiation therapy (RT) to the original tumor bed. However, the optimal strategy has not been determined. The goal of this study was to evaluate the early results of endoscopic transnasal surgery (ETS)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673141/a-case-of-chondrosarcoma-originating-from-the-pulmonary-artery
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Kenji Sakakibara, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Kazunari Kasai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655947/reconstruction-of-anterior-chest-wall-with-polypropylene-mesh-two-primary-sternal-chondrosarcoma-cases
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Shinichi Kawana, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Yuho Maki, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Shinichi Toyooka, Shinichiro Miyoshi
 Primary sternal chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor that is refractory to chemotherapy and radiation. Effective therapy is radical resection of the tumor. We present two patients with primary sternal chondrosarcoma who underwent a radical resection of the lower half of the sternum and bilateral ribs, followed by reconstruction with 2 sheets of polypropylene mesh layered orthogonally. The patients have maintained almost the same pulmonary function as preoperative values, with stability of the chest wall...
June 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648942/dedifferentiated-chondrosarcoma-of-bone-with-prominent-rhabdoid-component
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Matthew Stemm, Chad Beck, Rajeev Mannem, John Neilson, Michael J Klein
Dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas (DDCS) are rare lesions, defined as tumors having a low-grade chondrosarcomatous component with an abrupt transition to a high-grade sarcoma. Although "malignant fibrous histiocytoma" (undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma) is the most common high grade saromatous component, many different types of sarcoma have been described. We present a case of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma with rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation harboring a prominent rhabdoid tumor component. To our knowledge, rhabdoid morphology in dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma has not been described in the English-language literature...
June 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647781/computer-navigation-assisted-surgery-for-musculoskeletal-tumors-a-closer-look-into-the-learning-curve
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Kevin Staats, Joannis Panotopoulos, Thomas M Tiefenboeck, Reinhard Windhager, Philipp T Funovics
BACKGROUND: Computer navigation-assisted surgery for musculoskeletal tumors has shown to reduce the risk of intra-lesional margins in resection. Experiences with this method are still limited to smaller case series. METHOD: We reviewed our first experiences in 24 patients in whom computer navigation-assisted surgery had been performed. In 7 of these patients (6 male and 1 female), this has influenced the surgical treatment plan and navigation was used for both tumor resection and reconstruction...
August 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646420/composite-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-can-provide-good-function-and-quality-of-life-in-cases-of-malignant-tumour-of-the-proximal-humerus
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Cyril Lazerges, Louis Dagneaux, Benjamin Degeorge, Nicolas Tardy, Bertrand Coulet, Michel Chammas
PURPOSE: Management of proximal humeral tumours remains a surgical challenge. No study to date has assessed the quality of life scores following the composite reverse shoulder arthroplasty for this indication. We, therefore, evaluated function and quality of life following reconstruction with allograft for malignant tumour of the humerus. METHODS: A series of six cases of humeral tumour treated by a single surgeon in a single centre was reviewed after a mean follow-up of 5...
June 23, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640941/phox2b-reliably-distinguishes-neuroblastoma-among-small-round-blue-cell-tumors
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Yin P Hung, John P Lee, Andrew M Bellizzi, Jason L Hornick
AIMS: Neuroblastoma shows considerable histologic overlap with other small round blue cell tumors. PHOX2B, a transcription factor essential for autonomic nervous system development, has been reported as an immunohistochemical marker for neuroblastoma. The purpose of this study was to validate the specificity and diagnostic utility of PHOX2B for peripheral neuroblastic tumors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 240 cases (133 in whole-tissue sections; 107 in tissue microarrays), including 76 peripheral neuroblastic tumors [median age 2 years; including 4 adults] and 164 other tumors: 44 Wilms tumors; 20 Ewing sarcomas; 10 each CIC-rearranged round cell sarcomas, poorly differentiated synovial sarcomas, lymphoblastic lymphomas, alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, embryonal rhabdomyosarcomas, mesenchymal chondrosarcomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, olfactory neuroblastomas, and melanomas; 5 each NUT midline carcinomas and desmoplastic small round cell tumors...
June 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638563/extraskeletal-myxoid-chondrosarcoma-of-the-masticator-space-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Mário-José Romañach, Román Carlos, Michel Nuyens, Bruno-Augusto-Benevenuto de Andrade, Oslei-Paes de Almeida
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a malignant soft-tissue neoplasm rarely described in the head and neck region of children and adolescents. We describe a case of EMC affecting the masticator space and a literature review. A 13-year-old boy who presented a large painless, diffuse mass causing progressive midfacial asymmetry of 6 months duration. Histopathological evaluation revealed a multinodular lesion, containing scattered round vacuolated tumor cells dispersed in an abundant myxoid stroma, separated by fibrous septae...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631650/extraskeletal-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma-at-unusual-location-involving-spleen-and-kidney-with-review-of-literature
#14
Krushna Chandra Pani, Mahima Yadav, P Valli Priyaa, Niraj Kumari
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MC) is a rare malignant neoplasm bearing characteristic dimorphic pattern histologically. We describe two rare cases of primary MC involving two different visceral organs (1) a 24-year-old man with solid renal mass and, (2) a 42-year-old man with cystic splenic mass. The histological and immunophenotypical features of both lesions were classical of MC. Although this lesion is uncommon in visceral organs, the possibility of this rare entity must be kept in differential diagnosis with compatible morphology...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630853/mega-tumour-chondrosarcoma-of-humerus-an-insanely-large-tumor-and-its-social-implications
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Rakesh Sharma, Harminder Singh Sohal, Neeraj Malhotra
INTRODUCTION: Large size bone tumors are rare as patients present quite early. The current article reports a large chondrosarcoma removed from left humerus. The rarity of such large size tumors is focus of the report. CASE REPORT: Forty year old male presented with a huge mass in this left arm. The same patient apparently was admitted three years back for excision of the arm swelling which was relatively small that time. However the patient did not undergo surgery and was takin treatment from local bone setters during the last three years and tumor grew to a larger size during this period...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625098/endoprosthetic-replacement-versus-cement-spacer-in-reconstruction-of-proximal-humerus-after-tumor-resection-cost-and-benefits
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Awad Abdelmonem Rafalla, El Sayed Abdelhalim Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Proximal end of the humerus is a common site for both primary and metastatic bone tumors. Limb salvage with endoprosthetic replacement is the most common means of reconstruction, but it has been proved that cement spacer are more beneficial for inferior shoulder function. Thus, limb salvage can be replaced by cheaper spacers especially in poor societies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 20 patients, of whom 14 were female, with a mean age of 40...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620556/tracheal-chondrosarcoma-systematic-review-of-tumor-characteristics-diagnosis-and-treatment-outcomes-with-case-report
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Emily A Kutzner, Joshua S Park, Salman Zaheer, Jared C Inman
To our knowledge this is the first systematic review of tracheal chondrosarcoma treatment outcomes. Management insights are thoroughly discussed. Men constitute 93.8% of cases, and most of these occur in the distal trachea. The most common symptom, dyspnea, occurs in virtually all patients. Extratracheal extension had occurred in 78.6% of patients. Definitive treatment with tracheal resection showed no recurrences in 10 patients with mean follow-up of 3.1 years. Adjuvant radiotherapy may be utilized for improving local control when open complete resection cannot be performed, but only after endoscopic excision of gross tumor...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609773/transoral-robotic-surgery-total-laryngectomy-evaluation-of-functional-and-survival-outcomes-in-a-retrospective-case-series-at-a-single-institution
#18
Giri Krishnan, Suren Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Transoral robotic surgery total laryngectomy (TORS-TL) is a minimally invasive endoscopic surgical approach which can theoretically minimise the morbidity of large external incisions and limit dissection of tissue planes so as to reduce the risk of pharyngocutaneous fistulae related to poor tissue healing secondary to radiation soft tissue injury or malnutrition. The purpose of this paper was to report our experience with this uncommon surgical approach. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted at a single institution to evaluate the functional and survival outcomes of a series of patients who underwent TORS-TL...
June 14, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606578/a-case-of-ecchordosis-physaliphora-in-the-prepontine-cistern-a-rare-entity-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-an-epidermoid-cyst
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Kenji Miki, Koji Yoshimoto, Ataru Nishimura, Satoshi O Suzuki, Akio Hiwatashi, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: Ecchordosis physaliphora (EP) is a benign notochordal remnant, which is usually asymptomatic. Herein, we report a case of symptomatic large EP mimicking an epidermoid cyst. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old female presented with right facial dysesthesia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a mass with a diameter of 3.2 cm that was hypointense on T1-weighted images (T1WI), hyperintense on T2-weighted images (T2WI), iso-to-hyperintense on diffusion-weighted (DW) images, and hyperintense on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map (1...
June 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603936/laryngeal-chondrosarcoma-mimicking-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-on-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-a-case-report-of-a-diagnostic-pitfall
#20
Shifteh Vahidi, Khalid Amin, Jimmie Stewart
Chondrosarcoma (CS) of larynx is a rare laryngeal tumor accounting about 1% of laryngeal malignancies. When CS arises from thyroid cartilage, it may clinically present as a thyroid nodule. Here we report a rare case of CS of thyroid cartilage misinterpreted as medullary thyroid carcinoma. The main aim of this case report is to emphasize the important role of accurate clinical history, appropriate physical examination, and proper localization of the tumor and clear definitive imaging in conjunction with interpretation of cytologic smears...
June 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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