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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035997/stewart-treves-syndrome-on-the-lower-extremity-associated-to-idiopathic-chronic-lymphedema-visualized-on-fdg-pet-ct
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Jane Maestri Brittain, Tine Nymark, Malene Grubbe Hildebrandt, Dorrit Hovgaard, Kim Francis Andersen
Angiosarcomas are highly malignant and rare tumors of vascular or lymphatic endothelial cell origin with a poor prognosis. Lymphangiosarcoma associated with chronic lymphedema is known as Stewart-Treves syndrome. Stewart-Treves syndrome is primarily described in patients with lymphedema of an upper extremity occurring after breast cancer surgery including radical axillary lymph node dissection and subsequent radiotherapy. It is rarely described in the presence of idiopathic chronic lymphedema of the lower extremities...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033071/secondary-node-analysis-as-an-indicator-for-axillary-lymphadenectomy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Manel Cremades, Mireia Torres, Montse Solà, Jordi Navinés, Icíar Pascual, Antonio Mariscal, Albert Caballero, Eva Castellà, Miguel Ángel Luna, Joan Francesc Julián
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there is no agreement regarding if it would be necessary to perform an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in patients who have macrometastases in the sentinel lymph node (SLN). We studied the utility of the secondary node analysis (SN), defined as the following node after the SLN in an anatomical and lymphatic pathway, as a sign of malignant axillary involvement. METHODS: An observational, retrospective and multicentre study was designed to assess the utility of the SN as a sign of axillary involvement...
October 12, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033068/axillary-treatment-in-breast-cancer-surgery-systematic-review-of-its-impact-on-survival
#3
Alejandra García Novoa, Benigno Acea Nebril
Sentinel lymph node biopsy and ACOSOG-Z0011 criteria have modified axillary treatment in breast cancer surgery. We performed a systematic review of studies assessing the impact of axillary treatment on survival. The search showed 6891 potentially eligible items. Of them, 23 clinical trials and 12 meta-analyses published between 1980 and 2017 met the study criteria. The review revealed that axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) can be omitted in patients pN0 and pN1mic, without compromising survival. In patients pN1 it is proposed not to treat the axilla or replace ALND for axillary radiotherapy...
October 12, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031423/the-state-of-surgical-axillary-management-and-adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-invasive-breast-cancer-in-the-modern-era
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Justin M Mann, Xian Wu, Paul Christos, Himanshu Nagar
BACKGROUND: For clinical T1-2N0 breast cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has been shown in American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 to be sufficient for women with 1 to 2 positive sentinel lymph nodes with no added benefit for completion axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). Z0011 specified whole breast radiotherapy (RT) using standard tangential fields; however, later analysis showed variation in field design. We assessed nationwide practice patterns and examined factors associated with patients undergoing completion ALND and subsequent radiation field design...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028087/axillary-ectopic-lobular-carcinoma-of-breast-two-rare-case-reports
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A Conversi, M L Meggiorini, P Fino, G Soda, N Scuderi, M G Onesti
OBJECTIVE: The presence of ectopic or supernumerary breast tissue is a rare event, related to a not complete regression of breast tissue along the milk line. Primary ectopic breast cancer of the axilla can create many difficulties in differential diagnosis with subsequent delayed specific treatments. The incidence of ectopic breast tissue is 0.2-6%, and the axilla is the most common site involved. In this tissue, the same physiologic and pathologic changes as seen in ectopic breast tissue may occur, including carcinoma formation...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027318/imaging-and-pathology-features-to-predict-axillary-tumor-load-in-breast-cancer
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Pau Nicolau, Rocio Gamero, Ana Rodríguez-Arana, Francisco Plancarte, Rodrigo Alcántara, Ramon Carreras, Dolors Sabadell, Mar Vernet-Tomas
AIM: We investigated if imaging and pathology features could help to identify a high axillary tumor burden (ATB) in breast cancer patients, in order to individualize decisions on axillary lymph node (ALN) dissection (ALND). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients primarily treated with surgery in our unit between 2011 and 2014. We divided the patients in two groups: low ATB (LATB) if ≤ 2 ALN were infiltrated and high ATB (HATB) if > 2 ALN were infiltrated...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019894/randomized-controlled-trial-of-late-course-concurrent-versus-sequential-chemoradiotherapy-after-mastectomy-and-axillary-surgery-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
#7
Ying Lu, Haixin Huang, Hui Yang, Dagui Chen
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy could increase the local control rate in patients with high recurrence risk after breast-conserving surgery, but the effect of concurrent chemoradiotherapy after mastectomy and axillary dissection is not clear. The aim of the study was to compare the effects of late-course concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) versus sequential therapy (SCRT) after mastectomy and axillary surgery in locally advanced breast cancer. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial of 155 patients with stage pT3-4p N1-3c M0 or pAnyT pN2-3c M0 breast cancer undergoing 5-fluorouracil+epirubicin+cyclophosphamide followed by docetaxel (FEC-D) chemotherapy after mastectomy and axillary dissection...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992556/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-lymphedema-after-breast-cancer-treatment-10-years-of-follow-up
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Ana Carolina Padula Ribeiro Pereira, Rosalina Jorge Koifman, Anke Bergmann
PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of lymphedema 10 years after surgical treatment for breast cancer. METHODS: Prospective observational hospital-based cohort of women undergoing axillary lymph node dissection. Lymphedema was assessed by indirect volume, measured by circumference, and diagnosed if there was a difference of 200 mL between the arms or if the patient was treated for it. Independent variables were patient, tumour and treatment characteristics...
October 6, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991362/axillary-tumour-burden-in-women-with-a-fine-needle-aspiration-core-biopsy-proven-positive-node-on-ultrasonography-compared-to-women-with-a-positive-sentinel-node
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P Lloyd, E Theophilidou, R G Newcombe, L Pugh, A Goyal
BACKGROUND: The sensitivity of axillary ultrasonography (AUS) has increased in recent years, enabling detection of even low-volume axillary nodal metastases. The aim here was to evaluate the axillary tumour burden in women with a fine-needle aspiration/core biopsy-proven positive node on AUS and in those with a positive sentinel node biopsy (SNB). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all patients with early breast cancer who had AUS and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) between 2011 and 2014...
October 9, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991039/heavy-load-lifting-acute-response-in-breast-cancer-survivors-at-risk-for-lymphedema
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Kira Bloomquist, Peter Oturai, Megan L Steele, Lis Adamsen, Tom Møller, Karl Bang Christensen, Bent Ejlertsen, Sandra C Hayes
PURPOSE: Despite a paucity of evidence, prevention guidelines typically advise avoidance of heavy lifting in an effort to protect against breast cancer-related lymphedema. This study compared acute responses in arm swelling and related symptoms after low- and heavy-load resistance exercise among women at risk of lymphedema while receiving adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy. METHODS: This is a randomized, cross-over equivalence trial. Women receiving adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy for breast cancer who had undergone axillary lymph node dissection (n=21) participated in low- (60-65% 1 repetition maximum (RM), two sets of 15-20 repetitions) and heavy-load (85-90% 1RM, three sets of 5-8 repetition) upper-extremity resistance exercise separated by a one-week wash-out period...
October 4, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990127/patterns-of-axillary-evaluation-in-older-patients-with-breast-cancer-and-associations-with-adjuvant-therapy-receipt
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Laura S Dominici, Helmneh M Sineshaw, Ahmedin Jemal, Chun Chieh Lin, Tari A King, Rachel A Freedman
PURPOSE: Although axillary lymph node status has traditionally been a key factor in informing adjuvant breast cancer therapy recommendations, this information may be less relevant as our focus shifts more towards tumor biology, particularly in older patients where comorbidity influences treatment decisions and nodal staging and/or surgery may not improve outcomes. We examined patterns of axillary surgery and associations between axillary surgery and receipt of adjuvant treatment in older breast cancer patients...
October 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984771/application-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-occult-breast-cancer-five-case-reports
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Haisong Yang, Ling Li, Mengmeng Zhang, Shiyong Zhang, Shu Xu, Xiaoxia Ma
RATIONALE: Although rare, occult breast cancer (OBC) originates from breast tissue. Its primary lesions cannot be identified by clinical examination or imaging; therefore, the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis remain controversial. PATIENT CONCERNS: This study comprised 5 female OBC patients who were admitted to the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University for painless axillary lumps. DIAGNOSES: F-flurodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) indicated metastasis in the ipsilateral axillary lymph nodes...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976793/association-between-precautionary-behaviors-and-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-in-patients-undergoing-bilateral-surgery
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Maria S Asdourian, Meyha N Swaroop, Hoda E Sayegh, Cheryl L Brunelle, Amir I Mina, Hui Zheng, Melissa N Skolny, Alphonse G Taghian
Purpose This study examined the lifestyle and clinical risk factors for lymphedema in a cohort of patients who underwent bilateral breast cancer surgery. Patients and Methods Between 2013 and 2016, 327 patients who underwent bilateral breast cancer surgery were prospectively screened for arm lymphedema as quantified by the weight-adjusted volume change (WAC) formula. Arm perometry and subjective data were collected preoperatively and at regular intervals postoperatively. At the time of each measurement, patients completed a risk assessment survey that reported the number of blood draws, injections, blood pressure readings, trauma to the at-risk arm, and number of flights since the previous measurement...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975889/the-evolution-of-the-sentinel-node-procedure-in-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
#14
Tove Filtenborg Tvedskov
This thesis is based on 10 original articles, of which 3 were previously included in the PhD thesis "Staging of women with breast cancer after introduction of sentinel node guided axillary dissection". In the PhD thesis is was shown that the introduction of sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) in the treatment of breast cancer in Denmark has resulted in an increased identification of patients with micrometastases or isolated tumor cells (ITC) in the lymph nodes. Not all these small metastases are likely to disseminate to non-sentinel nodes...
October 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970853/development-of-a-nomogram-to-predict-n2-or-n3-stage-in-t1-2-invasive-breast-cancer-patients-with-no-palpable-lymphadenopathy
#15
Isaac Kim, Jai Min Ryu, Jai Myeong Kim, Hee Jun Choi, Se Kyung Lee, Jong Hwan Yu, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Won Kim, Seok Jin Nam
PURPOSE: Subsequent to the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 and After Mapping of the Axilla: Radiotherapy or Surgery (AMAROS) trials, complete axillary lymph node dissection is not routinely performed, even in cases where metastatic sentinel lymph nodes are detected. We investigated the percentage of N2 or N3 stages in T1-2 invasive breast cancer patients with no lymphadenopathy and developed a nomogram to predict the possibility of N2 or N3 stages in these patients...
September 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961070/vascular-alterations-in-axillary-and-brachial-vessels-in-patients-with-axillary-web-syndrome-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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Cintia Furlan, Carolina Nascimben Matheus, Rodrigo Menezes Jales, Sophie Derchain, Luís Otávio Sarian
BACKGROUND: Surgical manipulations of the axilla may cause a condition known as Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS). The systems compromised and the sequence of events leading to this syndrome remains unknown. This study evaluated clinical, surgical, and vascular factors associated with onset and duration of AWS after breast cancer surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this prospective study, 155 women were included. They were submitted to a physical examination that consisted of ultrasound Doppler of axillary and brachial vessels and the evaluation of AWS in 1, 3, and 6 months after breast cancer surgery...
September 29, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956696/alteration-of-blood-circulation-in-the-upper-limb-before-and-after-surgery-for-breast-cancer-associated-with-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-or-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy
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Maíta M O L L Vaz, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Hélio Humberto Angotti Carrara, Thais Montezuma, Carla Silva Perez, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro
BACKGROUND: This aim of this study was to assess and compare arterial and venous circulation in women with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) before and after breast cancer surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-two women took part in the study, divided into three groups: those undergoing ALND at levels I, II, and III (ALNDG), with mean age of 56.29 ± 10.85 years old; those undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNBG), with mean age of 57...
September 28, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945489/management-of-the-axilla-in-t1-2-breast-cancer-patients-with-macrometastatic-sentinel-node-involvement-who-underwent-breast-conserving-therapy
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Bekir Kuru, Savas Yuruker, Yurdanur Sullu, Bilge Gursel, Necati Ozen
PURPOSE: The aims of our study were to determine the incidence of axillary recurrence and arm morbidity in T1-2 invasive breast cancer patients with macrometastases on the sentinel lymph node (SLN) who underwent breast-conserving therapy (BCT), with or without axillary lymph node dissection (ALND). METHODS: One hundred and nine T1-2 invasive breast cancer patients with macrometastases on the SLN who underwent BCT in our institution were included in the study. Patients with 1-2 positive SLN and without extra nodal extension (ENE) on the SLN did not undergo ALND (SLN-only group) and patients with ENE or patients who had >2 metastatic nodes underwent level I, II ALND (ALND group)...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943062/the-success-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-after-neoadjuvant-therapy-a-single-institution-review
#19
James M Chang, Heidi E Kosiorek, Nabil Wasif, Richard J Gray, Chee-Chee H Stucky, Donald W Northfelt, Karen S Anderson, Ann E McCullough, Idris Tolgay Ocal, Barbara A Pockaj
BACKGROUND: The appropriate management of the axilla among women undergoing neoadjuvant therapy is in evolution. METHOD: A retrospective review of a prospective database of women with breast cancer who underwent neoadjuvant systemic therapy using endocrine/chemotherapy (NE/CT) from 2002 to 2015 was performed. RESULTS: We reviewed 253 women: triple negative breast cancer (30%), ER+HER2- (44%) breast cancer and HER2+ (25%) disease. The mean age was 55 years (SD = 12)...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942227/case-report-breast-seroma-mimicking-breast-implants
#20
Amalie Sylvester-Hvid, Magnus B Avnstorp, Lene Wagenblast, Jørgen Lock-Andersen, Steen H Matzen
Introduction Breast seroma may be caused by a variety of factors including lymphatic disruption, continuous inflammation and foreign bodies such as breast implants. In cases of breast implants associated seroma the diagnosis of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) should be investigated. Presentation of Case A 45-year-old Caucasian woman was referred with bilateral swelling of the breasts causing tension and pain. MRI showed accumulations compatible with bilateral silicone implants. Ultrasound-guided aspiration showed no malignancy or silicone...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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