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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236275/multidisciplinary-management-of-a-giant-cervico-mediastinal-liposarcoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Andrea Galli, Leone Giordano, Piergiorgio Muriana, Alessandro Bandiera, Giampiero Negri, Piero Zannini, Mario Bussi
Liposarcomas are rare mesenchymal tumors that usually develop in lower extremities or retroperitoneum; cervico-mediastinal presentation is quite uncommon. These neoplasms are commonly diagnosed at a late stage because they remain asymptomatic until nearby structures are compressed. This makes radical excision particularly challenging. To date, alternative chemoradiotherapy protocols have not yet been standardized. We report a case of a 55-year-old man with a right laterocervical mass and without substantial symptoms...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234616/recurrent-mediastinal-sarcoma-in-the-aortic-arch
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Won Kyung Pyo, Ho Jin Kim, Joon Bum Kim
As mediastinal sarcomas commonly present as large tumors invading adjacent vital structures, complete resection is frequently challenging. For such tumors, aggressive surgical strategies, such as the resection and reconstruction of the invaded vital structures under cardiopulmonary bypass, may be required to achieve complete resection and to improve survival. Herein, we report a case of recurrent mediastinal sarcoma invading the aortic arch and arch vessels that was successfully removed by total arch replacement...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233791/incidental-anterior-mediastinal-nodular-lesions-on-chest-ct-in-asymptomatic-subjects
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Soon Ho Yoon, Seung Ho Choi, Chang Hyun Kang, Jin Mo Goo
HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the prevalence and characteristics of nodular lesions in the anterior mediastinum that had been incidentally found on screening chest CT in asymptomatic subjects. METHODS: We included 56,358 consecutive participants (mean age, 52.4±10.5 years; male-female, 35,306:21,052) who underwent a baseline low-dose chest CT scan for health checkups from 2006 through 2013. After confirming the presence of anterior mediastinal nodular lesion, their CT findings, confirmatory diagnosis and interval CT scan were reviewed...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224277/-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-micronodular-thymoma-with-lymphoid-stroma
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X Y Wang, M Xu, L G Shi, Y Z Ding, Q Cheng, Y W Zhao
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic features of micronodular thymoma with lymphoid stroma(MNT). Methods: Five cases of MNT diagnosed from January 2007 to December 2016 in Henan Provincial People's Hospital were collected.Hematoxylin-Eosin staining and immunohistochemistry were used to evaluate the histological and immunophenotypic characteristics in 5 MNT cases. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) status was detected by in situ hybridization for EBV-encoded small RNA (EBER). Polymerase chain reaction was used to detect the rearrangement of immunoglobulin genes...
December 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221349/ab-thymoma-with-atypical-type-a-component-with-delayed-multiple-lung-and-brain-metastases
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Wieslawa Grajkowska, Ewa Matyja, Jacek Kunicki, Sylwia Szymanska, Alexander Marx, Cleo-Aron Weis, Renata Langfort, Malgorzata Szolkowska
An atypical type A thymoma is a newly added entity to the last World Health Organization (WHO) histological classification [2015] of uncertain prognosis. The conventional type A and AB thymomas are usually locally aggressive neoplasms that rarely metastasize with distant metastases to the central nervous system (CNS) occurring extremely exceptionally. We present a history of a woman with a mediastinal tumor originally considered to be a Masaoka-Koga stage II "mixed thymoma with well-differentiated thymic carcinoma component" according to the historic Müller-Hermelink nomenclature...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221285/robot-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-complex-procedures
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Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Pei-Ming Huang, Mong-Wei Lin, Ke-Cheng Chen, Jang-Ming Lee
Background: As an option for minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) has shown comparable perioperative outcomes to those achieved by traditional video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). It is unknown whether RATS might have any potential benefits in more complex thoracic surgical procedures, which usually require open surgery instead of VATS. The current study presents a preliminary result regarding the use of RATS in complex thoracic operations in an attempt to address this unresolved question...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221270/analysis-of-the-clinical-differentiation-of-pulmonary-sclerosing-pneumocytoma-and-lung-cancer
#7
Jun Zhu
Background: Pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma (PSP) is a rare benign lung tumor. This study investigated the diagnostic experience of PSP and lung cancer. Methods: This study is a retrospective study. We observed the locations of lung lesions, imaging form and clinical symptoms, and recorded the surgical complications through comparing patients with PSP and lung cancer. Results: From December 2012 to February 2017, 187 PSP cases and 197 lung cancer cases were collected...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219945/vats-plication-of-the-diaphragm-a-descriptive-observational-10-year-southampton-experience
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Rhona J Taberham, Adnan Raza, Aiman Alzetani, Edwin B Woo, Martin H Chamberlain, George Koulaxouzidis, Khalid M Amer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to report the safety and efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) plication of the diaphragm at our institution between 2006 and 2016. METHODS: Adult patients selected on etiology and combination of investigations including plain chest x-ray, computed tomography of chest and abdomen, lung functions in supine and sitting positions, radiological/ultrasonic screening for diaphragmatic movement, and phrenic nerve conduction studies...
December 6, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217526/first-in-human-phase-i-study-of-single-agent-vanucizumab-a-first-in-class-bi-specific-anti-ang-2-anti-vegf-antibody-in-adult-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Manuel Hidalgo, Maria Martinez-Garcia, Christophe Le Tourneau, Christophe Massard, Elena Garralda, Valentina Boni, Alvaro Taus, Joan Albanell, Marie-Paule Sablin, Marie Alt, Rastilav Bahleda, Andreea Varga, Christophe Boetsch, Izolda Franjkovic, Florian Heil, Angelika Lahr, Katharina Lechner, Anthony Morel, Tapan K Nayak, Simona Rossomanno, Kevin Smart, Kay-Gunnar Stubenrauch, Oliver Krieter
PURPOSE: Vanucizumab is an investigational anti-angiogenic, first-in-class, bi-specific monoclonal antibody targeting VEGF-A and angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2). This first-in-human study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and antitumor activity of vanucizumab in adults with advanced solid tumors refractory to standard therapies. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Patients received escalating bi-weekly (q2w; 3-30 mg/kg) or weekly (qw; 10-30 mg/kg) intravenous doses guided by a Bayesian logistic regression model with overdose control...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217088/induction-cisplatin-docetaxel-followed-by-surgery-and-erlotinib-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Tina Cascone, Kathryn A Gold, Stephen G Swisher, Diane D Liu, Frank V Fossella, Boris Sepesi, Apar Pataer, Annikka Weissferdt, Neda Kalhor, Ara A Vaporciyan, Wayne L Hofstetter, Ignacio I Wistuba, John V Heymach, Edward S Kim, William N William
BACKGROUND: Data from meta-analyses support the use of induction or adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). This phase 2 study assessed the role of induction cisplatin and docetaxel followed by surgery in patients with resectable stage I to III NSCLCs, followed by 12 months of adjuvant erlotinib. METHODS: Patients with resectable stage I to III NSCLCs received cisplatin 80 mg/m2, docetaxel 75 mg/m2 every 21 days for 3 cycles, followed by surgery, followed by adjuvant erlotinib for 12 months...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215407/dilated-internal-thoracic-vertebral-venous-plexus-simulating-bone-metastases-on-fdg-pet-ct
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Nir Hod, Reut Anconina, Daniel Levin, Dina Ezroh Kazap, Sophie Lantsberg
A 42-year-old woman with a newly diagnosed malignant thymoma underwent FDG PET/CT, which demonstrated an increased uptake in anterior mediastinal tumor and several pleural masses in the right hemithorax, compatible with "drop metastases." In addition, contrast-enhanced CT images showed hyperdense abnormality in T2 vertebral body, congruent with intensely increased FDG uptake, raising suspicion of skeletal metastasis. This is a rare but important potential pitfall either in CT and FDG PET/CT-a "false-positive" bony lesion not attributed to skeletal metastasis but to dilated internal thoracic vertebral venous plexus associated with collateral circulation due to superior vena cava syndrome...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201483/purulent-appearing-material-in-an-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Damaris Pena, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Sindhaghatta Venkatram
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has increasingly been performed for the diagnosis and staging of thoracic malignancies. Findings of a necrotic lymph node raise concern for infectious process and malignancy. A hypoechoic area on ultrasound/EBUS within a lymph node without blood flow is suggestive of pathologies like infections or malignancy. Inspection of the fluid could suggest a diagnosis; clear aspirates usually suggest bronchogenic or mediastinal cysts and purulent material suggests abscesses or necrotic lymph nodes...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201451/neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-thymus
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Pier Luigi Filosso, Enrico Ruffini, Paolo Solidoro, Matteo Roffinella, Paolo Olivo Lausi, Paraskevas Lyberis, Alberto Oliaro, Francesco Guerrera
Primary neuroendocrine tumors of the thymus (NETTs) are rare and biologically very aggressive neoplasms, usually located in the anterior mediastinal space. They are more frequently observed in males, in their fourth/fifth decades of life. In 50% of cases, NETTs are associated with endocrinopaties [Cushing's syndrome, acromegaly or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia-1 (MEN-1) syndrome]. NETTs very often present with invasion of the surrounding mediastinal anatomical structures. Surgery, even in advanced stages, is the mainstay of treatment: a compete resection through a median sternotomy or a combined access (sternotomy + thoracotomy) should be always attempted...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200670/clinico-radiological-and-pathological-characteristics-of-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-study
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Mohamad Hussain Mir, Waseem Dar, Sheikh Aejaz Aziz, Gul Mohamad, Burhan Wani
Purpose: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare, benign lesions most often seen in the lung of young adults but can occur in children, in various sites. They mimic, clinically and radiologically, malignant tumors - especially sarcomas and lymphomas. The aim was to review the clinical, radiological, and pathological data of children with a diagnosis of IMT referred to our department. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India from January 2014 to December 2015...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200146/successful-treatment-of-mediastinal-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-in-a-3-year-old-girl-by-allogeneic-cord-blood-transplantation
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Daiki Hori, Ryoji Kobayashi, Daisuke Suzuki, Hirozumi Sano, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Kunihiko Kobayashi
A 3-year-old girl presenting with a huge mediastinal tumor and massive pleural effusion, was diagnosed with stage III γδ T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (γδ T-LBL) by flow cytometry of effusion cells. Four courses of chemotherapy achieved complete remission, and 5/6 HLA allele-matched cord blood transplantation was performed with success. The patient remains in first complete remission >16 months after transplantation. γδ T-LBL is very rare, especially that of mediastinal origin, and is acknowledged as having an extremely poor clinical outcome...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197400/evaluation-of-the-new-tnm-staging-system-for-thymic-malignancies-impact-on-indication-and-survival
#16
Michael Ried, Maria-Magdalena Eicher, Reiner Neu, Zsolt Sziklavari, Hans-Stefan Hofmann
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is the evaluation of the Masaoka-Koga and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)/International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG) proposal for the new TNM-staging system on clinical implementation and prognosis of thymic malignancies. METHODS: A retrospective study of 76 patients who underwent surgery between January 2005 and December 2015 for thymoma. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to determine overall and recurrence-free survival rates...
December 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196627/pathologic-n0-status-in-clinical-t1n0m0-lung-adenocarcinoma-is-predictable-by-the-solid-component-proportion-with-quantitative-ct-number-analysis
#17
Meng Li, Ning Wu, Li Zhang, Wei Sun, Jianwei Wang, Lv Lv, Jiansong Ren, Dongmei Lin
Correctly predicting pathologic regional node-negative (pN0) disease in patients with lung cancer before operation may avoid unnecessary mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND). In this study, we analyze the value of the radiographic and histopathological features of primary tumors for predicting pN0 status in cT1N0M0 lung adenocarcinoma and to establish an optimal surgical strategy for avoiding MLND in cT1N0M0 lung adenocarcinoma patients. We retrospectively investigated the histopathological and radiographic data of 348 surgically resected cT1N0M0 lung adenocarcinoma patients with systematic lymph node dissection from January 2005 to December 2012...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195613/interim-fdg-pet-imaging-in-lymphoma
#18
REVIEW
Andrea Gallamini, Colette Zwarthoed
In the present article, the authors reviewed the rationale of FDG-PET/CT performed at an interim time point during therapy (iPET), focusing on the transition from standard, anatomical assessment of tumor shrinkage with CT to document a chemotherapy response, to the use of functional imaging with PET to assess chemosensitivity of the individual tumor. The prognostic or predictive role of iPET in different lymphoma subsets has been reviewed, with particular emphasis on early and advanced-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma, extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma...
January 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189264/dendritic-cell-markers-and-pd-l1-are-expressed-in-mediastinal-gray-zone-lymphoma
#19
Kevin Pelland, Stephanie Mathews, Anitha Kamath, Paul Cohen, S David Hudnall, Claudiu V Cotta, Mina L Xu
AIMS: Mediastinal gray zone lymphoma (MGZL) is a rare entity with morphologic, immunophenotypic, and genetic features intermediate between classic Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) and primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBL). It is challenging to differentiate from CHL and PMBL. A specific dendritic cell gene expression profile can distinguish CHL and MGZL from PMBL. We hypothesized that the dendritic markers fascin and CD123 may be helpful in distinguishing MGZL from CHL and PMBL. We also investigated programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in MGZL, which may have therapeutic significance in this difficulty to treat tumor...
November 20, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187455/comparison-of-pd-l1-mrna-expression-measured-with-the-checkpoint-typer%C3%A2-assay-with-pd-l1-protein-expression-assessed-with-immunohistochemistry-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Ramona Erber, Robert Stöhr, Stefanie Herlein, Claudia Giedl, Ralf Joachim Rieker, Florian Fuchs, Joachim H Ficker, Arndt Hartmann, Elke Veltrup, Ralph M Wirtz, Wolfgang M Brueckl
BACKGROUND: Immunohistochemical (IHC) assessment of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has become important since the development of anti-PD-1/-PD-L1 directed drugs. Various PD-L1 antibodies and cut-offs have been used in different trials to predict response to these drugs, thus comparison of those studies is difficult. We compared PD-L1 mRNA expression measured by RT-qPCR with PD-L1 protein expression evaluated by IHC. Moreover, we investigated the impact of different tumour tissue acquisition methods on the reliability of PD-L1 measurement techniques...
December 2017: Anticancer Research
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