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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450699/consolidation-tumor-ratio-on-chest-computed-tomography-as-predictor-of-postoperative-nodal-upstaging-in-clinical-t1n0-lung-cancer
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Youngkyu Moon, Jae Kil Park, Kyo Young Lee, Min Namkoong, Seha Ahn
BACKGROUND: In clinical T1N0 peripheral lung cancers, lymph node upstaging is occasionally encountered postoperatively. However, nodal upstaging is rare in lung cancers presenting as ground-glass opacities. The aim of this study was to determine if lymph node upstaging could be reliably extrapolated from parameters such the consolidation/tumor ratio of chest computed tomography. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 486 patients treated for peripheral clinical T1N0 non-small cell lung cancer, each undergoing lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449733/dedifferentiated-primary-mediastinal-liposarcoma-mimicking-a-thymic-tumor
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A Mansuet-Lupo, F Lococo, F Larousserie, M Alifano, R Saliceti
Mediastinal tumors are heterogeneous and the diagnosis depends on their location in the mediastinum. The most frequent tumors are germinal tumor, lymphoma and thymoma. The clinical and radiological aspects are often not sufficient to orient the diagnosis and biopsy is necessary to confirmed it. Here, we present a rare case of an anterior mediastinal mass incidentally detected in a 63 years old man during assessment for asthma. The lesion was presumptively diagnosed as a thymic epithelial tumor based on location and radiological characteristics...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445601/predictors-of-unexpected-nodal-upstaging-in-patients-with-ct1-3n0-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-submitted-to-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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Giuseppe Marulli, Enrico Verderi, Giovanni M Comacchio, Nicola Monaci, Giuseppe Natale, Samuele Nicotra, Federico Rea
Background: In the last decades, the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer is continuously growing. This is mainly due to the development of more advanced surgical devices, to the rising incidence of peripheral lung tumors and is also favored by the increased reliability of preoperative staging techniques. Despite this progress, postoperative unexpected nodal upstaging is still a relevant issue. Aim of this study is to identify possible predictors of unexpected nodal upstaging in patients affected by cT1-3N0 NSCLC submitted to VATS lobectomy...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443792/pleural-cavity-cytokine-release-syndrome-in-cd19-directed-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cell-therapy-a-case-report
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Lijuan Ding, Yongxian Hu, Kui Zhao, Guoqing Wei, Wenjun Wu, Zhao Wu, Lei Xiao, He Huang
RATIONALE: Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) is a common and potentially fatal complication of CAR-T cell therapy. However, compartment CRS is relatively rare in hematological malignancies, as well as in solid tumors. The pathogenesis and prognosis of compartment CRS are unclear and there is no standardized treatment yet. In this case report, we will introduce a patient developing pleural cavity CRS after CART19s infusion. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 28-year-old woman was admitted for evaluation of mediastinal mass...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443782/putative-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-presenting-as-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-site-a-case-report
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Masahiro Yamasaki, Kunihiko Funaishi, Naomi Saito, Ayaka Sakano, Megumu Fujihara, Wakako Daido, Sayaka Ishiyama, Naoko Deguchi, Masaya Taniwaki, Nobuyuki Ohashi, Noboru Hattori
RATIONALE: Only a few cases of putative lung adenocarcinoma presenting as carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation have been reported, and the efficacy of EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for these cases is unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: A 67-year-old man complained of paresis of the right lower extremity, dysarthria, and memory disturbance. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple brain tumors with brain edema and swelling of the left supraclavicular, mediastinal, and upper abdominal lymph nodes...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439724/lobulated-esophageal-schwannoma-resected-with-concurrent-approach-from-the-thorax-and-cervix
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Yoshinori Iwata, Chihiro Tanaka, Shuji Komori, Narutoshi Nagao, Masahiko Kawai, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Katsuyuki Kunieda
BACKGROUND: Esophageal schwannomas are rare esophageal submucosal tumors. We herein report a case of a lobulated esophageal schwannoma resected with concurrent approach from the thorax and cervix. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old woman visited our hospital with complaint of loss of consciousness, and a lobulated mediastinal tumor was discovered by chance in computed tomography. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a smooth elevated lesion at a position of 23-28 cm from the incisor teeth...
February 13, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435452/superior-vena-cava-svc-endovascular-reconstruction-with-implanted-central-venous-catheter-repositioning-for-treatment-of-malignant-svc-obstruction
#7
Stephanie Volpi, Francesco Doenz, Salah D Qanadli
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a group of clinical signs caused by the obstruction or compression of SVC and characterized by edema of the head, neck, and upper extremities, shortness of breath, and headaches. The syndrome may be caused by benign causes but most of the cases are caused by lung or mediastinal malignant tumors. Stenting of SVC has become widely accepted as the palliative treatment for this condition in malignant diseases, as it offers rapid relief of symptoms and improves the quality of life...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430426/outcomes-of-pulmonary-resection-and-mediastinal-node-dissection-by-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-for-stage-iiia-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yeong Jeong Jeon, Yong Soo Choi, Kyung Jong Lee, Se Hoon Lee, Hongryull Pyo, Joon Young Choi
Background: We evaluated the feasibility and outcomes of pulmonary resection and mediastinal node dissection (MND) by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) following neoadjuvant therapy for stage IIIA N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: From November 2009 to December 2013, a total of 35 consecutive patients with pathologically or radiologically confirmed stage IIIA N2 lung cancer underwent pulmonary resection and MND, performed by a single surgeon, following neoadjuvant chemoradiation...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428371/survival-outcome-of-intermediate-risk-neuroblastoma-at-children-cancer-hospital-egypt
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Hossam Elzomor, Gehad Ahmed, Salma Elmenawi, Naglaa Elkinaai, Amal Refaat, Sonya Soliman, Mai Amr Abdelwahab, Mohamed Saad Zaghloul, Mohamed Fawzy
AIM: The study aims to evaluate survival outcome in newly diagnosed pediatric intermediate risk neuroblastoma patients treated at the Children Cancer Hospital - Egypt and their relation to various clinical and pathological factors. METHODS: The study included stage 3 patients <1.5 years, children 1.5 years or older with stage 3 disease and favorable histopathological features, infants (<1 year) with International Neuroblastoma Staging System (INSS) stage 4 disease, stage 4 children 1-1...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424636/early-experience-with-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-anatomic-segmentectomy
#10
Fei Yao, Jian Wang, Ju Yao, Lei Xu, Junling Qian, Yongke Cao
BACKGROUND: Anatomic segmentectomy for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has potential advantages such as preserving pulmonary function and reducing postoperative complications. However, many surgeons are deterred from this procedure for its anatomical complexity. Therefore, we presented our early experience with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) anatomic segmentectomy compared with our most recent VATS lobectomy cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty patients with cT1aN0M0 (ground-glass opacity [GGO] rate >50%) NSCLC underwent VATS segmentectomy from January 2015 to December 2016...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423055/hyperplastic-thymus-with-increased-angiogenesis-is-correlated-with-elevated-serum-thyroglobulin-level-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-patients-with-tenis-syndrome
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Guangjian Zhang, Rui Gao, Yuanbo Wang, Yan Liu, Juan Li, Xi Jia, Yiqian Liang, Aimin Yang
Aims: To investigate the association between angiogenetic activity of hyperplastic thymus and serum thyroglobulin (Tg) level in differentiated thyroid carcinoma patients with thyroglobulin (Tg)-elevated Negative Iodine Scintigraphy (TENIS) Syndrome. Methods: A cohort of 30 consecutive patients who underwent total thyroidectomy followed by radioiodine ablation and had TENIS syndrome received integrin αvβ3 targeted imaging with 99mTc-HYNIC-PEG4-E[PEG4-c(RGDfk)]2 (99mTc-3PRGD2)...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413057/tumor-biomarker-testing-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-decade-of-change
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Paul A VanderLaan, Deepa Rangachari, Adnan Majid, Mihir S Parikh, Sidharta P Gangadharan, Michael S Kent, Danielle C McDonald, Mark S Huberman, Susumu S Kobayashi, Daniel B Costa
INTRODUCTION: Although a growing list of essential genomic/immune-based biomarkers are linked to approved non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) therapies worldwide, few reports have detailed the evolution of NSCLC predictive biomarker assessment in routine clinical practice. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the first one thousand plus NSCLC patient specimens from our institution analyzed for predictive biomarkers from 2004 to 2017 and evaluated patterns of testing as well as correlation with clinical-pathologic characteristics...
February 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411634/undifferentiated-thymic-carcinoma-with-intracranial-metastasis-in-a-two-year-old
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Nuthan Kumar, Narendra Chaudhary, Anne Jennifer Prabhu, Leena Robinson Vimala, Deepthi Boddu, Leni Grace Mathew
Thymic carcinoma with central nervous system involvement is very rare in children. A 27-month-old girl presented with a unilateral squint, vomiting, and behavioral changes. Imaging studies showed a silent anterior mediastinal mass and a large metastatic mass at the base of the skull. Biopsy of the anterior mediastinal mass confirmed an undifferentiated tumor consistent with thymic carcinoma. The child died within 3 months of the onset of symptoms, due to progression of the disease. These lethal tumors of unknown histogeneses and etiology are aggressive in nature, resistant to therapy, and have a rapidly fatal course...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410947/before-or-after-evolving-neoadjuvant-approaches-to-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Jennifer Lewis, Erin A Gillaspie, Evan C Osmundson, Leora Horn
The treatment of patients with stage IIIA ( N 2) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most challenging and controversial areas of thoracic oncology. This heterogeneous group is characterized by varying tumor size and location, the potential for involvement of surrounding structures, and ipsilateral mediastinal lymph node spread. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy, administered prior to definitive local therapy, has been found to improve survival in patients with stage IIIA ( N 2) NSCLC. Concurrent chemoradiation has also been evaluated in phase III studies in efforts to improve control of locoregional disease...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399023/syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-siadh-associated-with-mediastinal-schwannoma
#15
Shin Han Song, Gyeong Ah Sim, Seon Ha Baek, Jang Won Seo, Jung Weon Shim, Ja Ryong Koo
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is the most common cause of euvolemic hypo-osmotic hyponatremia. There are several etiologies of SIADH including neuroendocrine tumor, pulmonary disease, infection, trauma, and medications. Here, we report a case of SIADH associated with a schwannoma involving the mediastinum in a 75-year-old woman who presented with nausea, vomiting, and general weakness. Laboratory testing showed hypo-osmolar hyponatremia, with a serum sodium level of 102mmol/L, serum osmolality of 221mOsm/kg, urine osmolality of 382mOsm/kg, urine sodium of 55 mmol/L, and plasma antidiuretic hormone (ADH) of 4...
December 2017: Electrolyte & Blood Pressure: E & BP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397099/underperformance-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-evaluation-in-resectable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Apichat Tantraworasin, Emanuela Taioli, Bian Liu, Andrew J Kaufman, Raja M Flores
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal lymph node evaluation (MLNE) is considered to be the standard of care in curative lung cancer surgery although it is not always performed. This study identifies factors associated with patients not being evaluated (non-MLNE) in cases of resectable non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: A retrospective observational study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program database was conducted. Adult patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer stage I to IIIA (2004 to 2013) were included...
January 31, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395417/retroperitoneal-follicular-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-in-a-young-woman-diagnosis-and-treatment-challenges
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Rym Bouriga, Nihed Abdessaied, Makram Hochlef, Najoua Mallat, Mohamed Mahjoub, Badereddine Sriha, Slim Ben Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is an uncommon tumor that usually arises in lymph nodes, especially in the cervical, mediastinal, or axillary areas, but rarely in extranodal sites. Few cases have been reported in English literature so far. The scarcity may be partially due to under-recognition of this entity. Through this case report we analyzed the difficulties of clinical and pathological diagnosis of this rare tumor with its unusual location mistaken it with gynecological cancer's iliac lymph nodes metastases...
January 6, 2018: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394828/-a-case-of-emergency-resection-of-esophageal-cancer-which-is-on-the-brink-of-perforation-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#18
Atsushi Yasuda, Takushi Yasuda, Yutaka Kimura, Hiroaki Kato, Yoko Hiraki, Mitsuru Iwama, Osamu Shiraishi, Masayuki Shinkai, Motohiro Imano, Haruhiko Imamoto
According to the Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Carcinoma of the Esophagus in Japan, the standard treatment of esophageal cancer with cStage II / III is preoperative chemotherapy and radical resection. But when the tumor has deep ulcer, the perforation of it is sometimes occurred due of the anti-tumor effect and we are forced to change the standard treatment. In this time, we report a case of emergency resection of esophageal cancer which is on the brink of perforation after neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394703/-a-case-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-lymph-node-metastasis-successfully-treated-by-multidisciplinary-treatment
#19
Daiki Soma, Jun Sakata, Takuya Ando, Kizuki Yuza, Hirosuke Ishikawa, Taku Ohashi, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Kabuto Takano, Takashi Kobayashi, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takaaki Hanyu, Masayuki Nagahashi, Yoshifumi Shimada, Hitoshi Kameyama, Toshifumi Wakai
Lymph node metastasis has a poor prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC). We report a case of HCC with lymph node metastasis successfully treated by multidisciplinary treatment. An 81-year-old woman who was followed up for liver cirrhosis received a diagnosis of HCC, which was detected by CT as a solitary tumor 20mm in diameter in the couinaud segment 7 of the liver. She underwent transcatheter arterial chemoembolization(TACE)twice for HCC because of her advanced age and no intention to undergo hepatectomy...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390521/solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-ilium-a-case-report
#20
Xiuhong Ge, Jinsheng Liao, Ryan Justin Choo, Juncheng Yan, Jingfeng Zhang
RATIONALE: Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare spindle cell tumors that are most commonly found in the mediastinal pleura. Although there are increasingly more reports of extra-pleural SFTs, reports of SFTs in bone are very rare. To our knowledge, a SFT of the ilium has not yet been reported. With low specificity on computer tomograpy and magnetic resonance imaging, SFTs are easily misdiagnosed. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 33-year-old man visited our hospital due to repeated right ilium pain for 3 months...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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