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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633725/well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-low-b-grade-tumor-s-aggressive-course-and-dismal-outcome-a-case-report
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Dinesh Atwal, Krishna Prasad Joshi, Susanne Jeffus, James Ntambi, Fade Mahmoud
INTRODUCTION: Incidence of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the colon and rectum is increasing and is now approximately 1 per 100,000 in the US. NETs are either well-differentiated (indolent) or poorly differentiated (aggressive). The majority of these tumors are found incidentally during screening colonoscopies and rarely are associated with symptoms of hormonal syndrome, even during the advanced stage. Metastatic well-differentiated NETs of the colon and rectum are incurable, hard to treat, and associated with a poor prognosis and survival rates similar to colorectal adenocarcinoma survival...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633587/sarcomatoid-carcinoma-manifesting-as-recurrent-rectal-cancer-and-mimicking-radiation-induced-extraskeletal-osteosarcoma-a-case-report
#2
MiJo Lee, Hyun-Jin Son, Je-Ho Jang, Hyun-Young Han, Moon Hyang Park
Here, we report an unusual case of sarcomatoid carcinoma mimicking extraskeletal osteosarcoma that manifested as recurrent rectal cancer. Five years earlier, a 76-year-old male patient had undergone neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by a laparoscopic low anterior resection due to adenocarcinoma of the rectum. He was admitted because of pain in the anus and left hip. He underwent abdominal computed tomography that revealed a newly developed left perirectal mass with gluteus maximus invasion measuring up to 8 cm, and therefore, an abdominoperineal resection was performed...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631649/chlamydia-trachomatis-proctitis-masquerading-as-carcinoma-rectum-first-case-report-from-india
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Benu Dhawan, Govind Kumar Makharia, Deepak Juyal, Sujeesh Sebastian, Riti Bhatia, Neena Khanna
While proctitis is caused both by infectious and noninfectious causes, infectious causes are acquired typically sexually. Chlamydia trachomatis, which is the most frequent bacterial pathogen causing sexually transmitted infections worldwide, is one of the causative agents of proctitis. We report a case history of a bisexual male who presented to us with rectal bleeding. The colonoscopy showed a nodular ulcerated lesion in the rectum suggestive of rectal malignancy, but biopsies from rectal mass did not reveal malignancy...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607598/the-prognostic-value-of-tyrosine-kinase-src-expression-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#4
Felix Rühlmann, Manuel Nietert, Thilo Sprenger, Hendrik A Wolff, Kia Homayounfar, Peter Middel, Hanibal Bohnenberger, Tim Beissbarth, B Michael Ghadimi, Torsten Liersch, Lena-Christin Conradi
The cellular sarcoma gene (SRC) is a proto-oncogene encoding for a tyrosine kinase. SRC expression was determined in locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma tissue from pretreatment biopsies and resection specimens. The expression level was correlated with clinicopathological parameters to evaluate the predictive and prognostic capacity. For this monocentric analysis 186 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (median: 63.7 years; 130 men (69.9%), 56 women (30.1%)) were included. Patients with a carcinoma of the upper third of the rectum were treated with primary tumor resection (n=27; 14...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599468/clinical-significance-of-coagulation-factors-in-operable-colorectal-cancer
#5
Suee Lee, Seok Jae Huh, Sung Yong Oh, Myeong Seok Koh, Sung-Hyun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Jin Young Han, Hong Jo Choi, Su Jin Kim, Hyo-Jin Kim
Abnormal hemostasis in cancer patients has prev iously been studied. The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between preoperative hemostasis markers and clinicopathological parameters, and to identify a hemostasis marker affecting survival in patients following curative resection for colorectal cancer. A total of 170 patients who underwent curative surgery for colorectal carcinoma were evaluated. Preoperative coagulation tests included platelet, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen, D-dimer and fibrinogen degradation product (FDP)...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578828/complete-resection-of-locally-advanced-ovarian-carcinoma-fixed-to-the-pelvic-sidewall-and-involving-external-and-internal-iliac-vessels
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Kyoko Nishikimi, Shinichi Tate, Ayumu Matsuoka, Makio Shozu
OBJECTIVE: Locally advanced ovarian carcinomas may be fixed to the pelvic sidewall, and although these often involve the internal iliac vessels, they rarely involve the external iliac vessels. Such tumors are mostly considered inoperable. We present a surgical technique for complete resection of locally advanced ovarian carcinoma fixed to the pelvic sidewall and involving external and internal iliac vessels. METHODS: A 69-year-old woman presented with ovarian carcinoma fixed to the right pelvic sidewall, which involved the right external and internal iliac arteries and veins and the right lower ureter, rectum, and vagina...
June 1, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576262/total-laparoscopic-pelvic-exenteration-for-a-laterally-recurrent-cervical-carcinoma-with-a-vesicovaginal-fistula-that-developed-after-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
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Hiroyuki Kanao, Yoichi Aoki, Tsuyoshi Hisa, Nobuhiro Takeshima
OBJECTIVE: For locally advanced cervical carcinoma, concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) is the standard treatment, however, CCRT can lead to development of a vesicovaginal or rectovaginal fistula [1]. Treatment options are limited for patients with laterally recurrent cervical carcinoma and fistula formation after CCRT. Chemotherapy with bevacizumab is now used for recurrent or advanced cervical carcinoma, but this treatment is associated with fistula formation [2]. When the recurrent mass is confined to the pelvic cavity, complete surgical resection with negative margins offers the most promise; however, the resectability rate is low in cases of laterally recurrent tumor [3], which may include bony structures, and survival outcomes seem to be poor in cases of a laterally recurrent vs...
May 30, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567332/successful-radiotherapy-for-advanced-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-prostate-with-syndrome-of-inappropriate-secretion-of-antidiuretic-hormone
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Masanari Fukasawa, Norifumi Sawada, Hiroshi Shimura, Tatsuya Ihara, Satoru Kira, Hidenori Zakoji, Takahiko Mitsui, Masayuki Takeda
Small cell carcinoma of the prostate (SCCP) is rare in clinical practice. It is often accompanied with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). We present a case of SCCP with SIADH that was successfully treated with radiotherapy in the metastatic lymphnodes and prostate. The patient was an 81-year-old male with a castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with invaded rectum and multiple metastases of pelvic lymphnodes. Hyponatremia was present. After radiotherapy, serum sodium increased and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) decreased...
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564739/-histologic-remission-following-neoadjuvant-immunotherapy-in-a-patient-with-lynch-syndrome-and-primarily-unresectable-relapse-of-rectum-carcinoma
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Anita Micheel, Felix Aigner, Oliver Henke
Clinical History A 43-year-old male patient was diagnosed to have rectum carcinoma cT4N2M0 with underlying Lynch-Syndrome. After initializing neoadjuvant radio-chemotherapy followed by operation, the patient presents with an extensive locoregional relapse within a short time. In order to achieve resectability, a second line treatment with FOLFOXIRI protocol in addition to Bevacizumab was conducted. However, after completing six cycles of this intensiv treatment protocol, the tumour showed further progression...
June 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562534/serial-renography-for-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-capecitabine-therapy-on-renal-function-a-case-report
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Jiazhong Ren, Zongwei Huo, Xiaohui Wang, Yan Liu, Guoren Yang
RATIONALE: Cancer can cause renal dysfunction and disease either directly or indirectly, through adverse effects of therapies, including chemotherapy and radiation. The assessment of renal function in cancer patients is necessary in clinical practice. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 31-year-old woman had proctoscopy performed in our hospital for a principal complaint of bloody stool for 6 months and worsening 1 month prior to presentation. DIAGNOSES: Following proctoscopy, she was diagnosed with a signet-ring cell carcinoma of the rectum...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556347/a-case-of-ulcerative-colitis-with-squamous-cell-carcinomas-and-multiple-foci-of-squamous-dysplasia
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Yasuyuki Yokoyama, Ryuichi Wada, Takeshi Yamada, Eiji Uchida, Zenya Naito
Squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) in ulcerative colitis (UC) is rare. A 38 year-old Japanese woman, who suffered from left-sided UC for 18 years, underwent total colectomy due to SqCCs in the rectum and the sigmoid colon. They were well differentiated SqCC, and metastasis was found in the paracolic lymph nodes. Multiple small foci of squamous dysplasia (SD) were noted in the rectal mucosa. Glandular dysplasia was not found. TP53 was not detected in SD. Approximately 40% of cells were immunostained with TP53 in SqCC, however no mutation was found in TP53 gene...
May 28, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530107/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-a-young-patient-with-obstructive-colorectal-signet-ring-cell-adenocarcinoma
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Alejandro Lusilla, Jorge de Tomás
We present the case report of a twenty-five-year-old Moroccan male patient who suffered from leptomeningeal carcinomatosis related to a signet-ring cell carcinoma of the rectum. He presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, constipation, weight loss and rectal bleeding. The rectal examination showed a rectal tumor and a CT scan revealed a large bowel obstruction due to rectal diffuse thickening. An emergency transverse colostomy was performed, with a rectal biopsy and a cytological sample collection...
May 22, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509325/an-alternative-approach-to-gynecological-wound-healing
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Jakub Rzepka, Katarzyna Mosoń, Romuald Dębski
An 89-year-old woman was reffered to our Clinic with vulvar cancer. She also suffered from obesity [with body mass index (BMI) 35 kg/m2], persistent hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2 treated with oral medications. In 2015 she underwent a surgery due to endometrial carcinoma. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salphingoophorectomy, omentectomy and pelvical node dissection was performed (histopathology revealed adenocarcinoma serosum G2; FIGO stage Ib). In January 2016 after vulvar ulceration biopsy plano-epithelial squamous vulvar cancer was diagnosed...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503336/plasmacytoma-as-a-mimicker-of-colonic-carcinoma-in-an-elderly-man
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Sara Mathew George, Eman Ali Aljufairi, Nisha Chandran, Sayed Ali Isa Almahari
Multiple myeloma is a neoplastic proliferation of monoclonal plasma cells. Although it is usually restricted to the bone marrow, extraskeletal spread in the form of localised extramedullary collections of malignant plasma cells (plasmacytomas) can occur. However, gastrointestinal tract involvement in multiple myeloma is rare and overt gastrointestinal bleeding from plasmacytoma is uncommon. We report a case of colonic plasmacytoma which presented with bleeding per rectum and was initially misdiagnosed as colonic neuroendocrine carcinoma...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481787/evaluation-of-practical-interpretation-hurdles-in-68ga-psma-pet-ct-in-55-patients-physiological-tracer-distribution-and-incidental-tracer-uptake
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Julian Kirchner, Benedikt Michael Schaarschmidt, Lino Morris Sawicki, Philipp Heusch, Hubertus Hautzel, Johannes Ermert, Robert Rabenalt, Gerald Antoch, Christian Buchbender
PURPOSE: To investigate the physiologic Ga-PSMA distribution and evaluate focal or diffuse radiotracer uptake in nonprostate cancer malignancies and in incidental findings. METHODS: Ga-PSMA PET/CT scans in 55 men performed for prostate cancer (49) or renal cell carcinoma (6) staging were analyzed retrospectively. Two radiologists evaluated the datasets in 2 reading sessions. First, physiological Ga-PSMA uptake was evaluated. Second, scans were analyzed for incidental uptake...
July 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473079/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-pretreatment%C3%A2-staging-of-colorectal-cancer
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Kathryn J Fowler, Harmeet Kaur, Brooks D Cash, Barry W Feig, Kenneth L Gage, Evelyn M Garcia, Amy K Hara, Joseph M Herman, David H Kim, Drew L Lambert, Angela D Levy, Christine M Peterson, Christopher D Scheirey, William Small, Martin P Smith, Tasneem Lalani, Laura R Carucci
Colorectal cancers are common tumors in the United States and appropriate imaging is essential to direct appropriate care. Staging and treatment differs between tumors arising in the colon versus the rectum. Local staging for colon cancer is less integral to directing therapy given radical resection is often standard. Surgical options for rectal carcinoma are more varied and rely on accurate assessment of the sphincter, circumferential resection margins, and peritoneal reflection. These important anatomic landmarks are best appreciated on high-resolution imaging with transrectal ultrasound or MRI...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458874/synchronous-small-cell-carcinoma-and-adenocarcinoma-of-the-rectum
#17
Pyong Wha Choi
Small cell carcinoma (SCC) is derived from neuroendocrine cells primarily found in the lung. Extra-pulmonary SCC is relatively rare, comprising <5% of all SCCs. Most extra-pulmonary SCCs are found in the gastrointestinal tract; however, SCC of the rectum is extremely rare. The tumour biology of rectal SCC is similar to that of pulmonary SCC, an aggressive tumour that results in frequent distant metastases associated with poor response to chemotherapy. Combination chemotherapy, based on regimens for pulmonary SCC, has been used to treat extra-pulmonary SCC, and surgical resection followed by radiation therapy has been suggested; however, an optimal treatment modality has not been established due to the rarity of these cases...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445295/metastatic-breast-cancer-to-the-rectum-a-case-report-with-emphasis-on-mri-features
#18
Li Ching Lau, Bernard Wee, Shi Wang, Yee Liang Thian
RATIONALE: Less than 1% of breast carcinomas metastasize to the gastrointestinal tract. The diagnosis is frequently not recognized especially when the history of breast carcinoma is remote. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old female with a remote history of breast carcinoma presented with a 3-month history of change in bowel habits. Colonoscopy showed a circumferential rectal mass with initial impression of primary rectal cancer. MRI of the rectum showed findings that are atypical for primary rectal cancer...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439153/supraclavicular-metastases-from-distant-primary-solid-tumours-a-retrospective-study-of-41%C3%A2-years
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Keyvan Sagheb, Asina Manz, Stefan B Albrich, Katherine J Taylor, Georg Hess, Christian Walter
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 1 % of all malignant solid tumours of the head and neck area are metastases from primary tumours beneath the clavicles. The aim of this study was to analyse the distribution of primary tumours since meta-analyses might have been biased due to the usually extraordinary character of case reports. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patient files from 1970 to 2012 from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at a University Hospital were analysed regarding the existence of metastases to the head and neck area from distant primaries...
June 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429950/-can-robotic-rectal-cancer-surgery-improve-quality-of-total-mesorectal-excision
#20
D Langer, I Tučková, J Kalvach, M Ryska
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) in the 1980s was pivotal in the surgical treatment for rectal carcinoma (RC). Routinely applied TME led to a significant reduction in the incidence of local recurrences. The purpose of our paper is to present the results of our non-randomized study comparing prospectively acquired data from radical resection / rectal extirpation using classic open access, laparoscopy and da Vinci robotic system. METHOD: The study group included 116 patients with RC who underwent radical surgical treatment between 1/2014-12/2016, after which the collected resection specimens were assessed in pathology laboratories of the referring hospital using the Quirkes protocol...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
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