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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343156/ectopic-acth-producing-large-cell-neuroendocrine-pancoast-tumour-presenting-as-horner-syndrome
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Rajanshu Verma, Alexandra Lambert, Harold H Katz, Scott J Benson
We present an interesting case where a patient is presented with a droopy left eyelid (as part of Horner syndrome) and Cushingoid features which were a result of a Pancoast tumour (apical lung tumour in superior pulmonary sulcus) involving the left lung. This tumour was secreting ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a paraneoplastic endocrine phenomenon, which resulted in Cushing syndrome symptomatology. Though most ectopic ACTH-producing lung cancers are either small cell or carcinoid tumours, this was in fact a large cell neuroendocrine cancer (LCNEC)...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341725/paraneoplastic-endocrine-syndromes
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Georgios K Dimitriadis, Anna Angelousi, Martin O Weickert, Harpal S Randeva, Gregory A Kaltsas, Ashley B Grossman
The majority of neoplasms produce symptoms related to mass effects to surrounding tissues and/or through the development of metastases. However, occasionally neoplasms, with or without endocrine differentiation, acquire the ability to secrete a variety of bioactive substances or induce immune cross-reactivity with the normal tissues that can lead to the development of characteristic clinical syndromes. These syndromes are named endocrine paraneoplastic when the specific secretory components (hormones, peptides or cytokines) are unrelated to the anticipated tissue or organ of origin...
March 24, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329620/acitretin-amelioration-of-acrokeratosis-paraneoplastica-bazex-syndrome-in-cases-of-incurable-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-hypopharynx
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Polina M Vaynshtok, Frances Tian, Benjamin H Kaffenberger
BACKGROUNDAcrokeratosis paraneoplastica (Bazex Syndrome) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome and dermatosis that only arises in patients with underlying malignancy and uncommonly resolves with systemic therapy.OBJECTIVE/METHODSWe present a patient with acrokeratosis paraneoplastica that improved significantly with acitretin. We present evidence to justify costs of therapy for insurance purposes. Additionally, there is a single report of acitretin use for Bazex syndrome in the French language.RESULTSWe present a case of acrokeratosis paraneoplastica in a patient with incurable stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the hypopharynx that significantly improved on acitretin...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329118/comparison-of-surgical-approach-and-extent-of-resection-for-masaoka-koga-stage-i-and-ii-thymic-tumours-in-europe-north-america-and-asia-an-international-thymic-malignancy-interest-group-retrospective-database-analysis%C3%A2
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Wentao Fang, Xiaopan Yao, Alberto Antonicelli, Zhitao Gu, Frank Detterbeck, Eric Vallières, Ralph W Aye, Alexander S Farivar, James Huang, Yue Shang, Brian E Louie
OBJECTIVES: Surgeons at different institutions worldwide choose different types of operations for thymic tumours. It is not known whether these differences affect the outcomes of the patients. METHODS: A total of 1430 patients with Masaoka-Koga pathological Stage I-II thymic tumours without myasthenia gravis or pre-treatment were identified from the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group retrospective database. Outcomes of patients from 3 major continents (Europe, North America and Asia) were compared...
February 28, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320147/malignancy-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-twelve-year-single-center-study
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Fu Liong Hiew, Yusuf A Rajabally
The relationship between Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and malignancy is uncertain. We retrospectively analyzed data of 118 consecutive patients admitted with GBS from Birmingham, U.K. (2001-2012). We calculated relative cancer risk using different definitions and determined characteristics of malignancy-associated GBS. Malignancy was globally commoner in our GBS cohort compared to the general population (odds ratio: 2.08; CI: 1.06-3.71; p=0.036). However, this was unconfirmed if paraneoplastic criteria were applied...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299525/poems-syndrome-an-enigma
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Rahma Warsame, Uday Yanamandra, Prashant Kapoor
POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disorder secondary to an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. By definition, all patients with POEMS syndrome must display polyneuropathy and monoclonal plasma cell disorder. In addition, at least one major criterion (Castleman's disease, sclerotic bone lesions, or vascular endothelial growth factor elevation) and one minor criterion (organomegaly, extravascular volume overload, endocrinopathy, skin changes, papilledema, thrombocytosis, or polycythemia) are required for diagnosis...
March 15, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295171/successful-use-of-bruton-s-kinase-inhibitor-ibrutinib-to-control-paraneoplastic-pemphigus-in-a-patient-with-paraneoplastic-autoimmune-multiorgan-syndrome-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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Andrew Lee, Suneet Sandhu, Louise Imlay-Gillespie, Stephen Mulligan, Stephen Shumack
We present the case of a 51-year-old man who developed paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) in the context of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). His CLL was successfully controlled with ibrutinib. Concurrently, there was significant improvement of his PNP, suggesting that ibrutinib may be a very useful addition to the treatment options in this potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder.
March 13, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287937/multimodality-imaging-findings-in-carcinoid-tumors-a-head-to-toe-spectrum
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Ameya Jagdish Baxi, Kedar Chintapalli, Amol Katkar, Carlos S Restrepo, Sonia L Betancourt, Abhijit Sunnapwar
Carcinoid tumors are a rare biologically heterogeneous group of neuroendocrine tumors with a spectrum ranging from benign indolent to aggressive metastatic tumors. They belong to the category of amine precursor uptake and decarboxylase tumors, or apudomas. The most common sites for primary locations are the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts; however, any organ can be involved. The clinical presentation depends on location, aggressiveness, production of biologically active amines and peptides, paraneoplastic syndromes, and tendency for metastasis...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285701/autoimmune-paraneoplastic-syndromes-associated-to-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-part-2-hematologic-cutaneous-and-vascular-syndromes
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REVIEW
Stéphane Holbrechts, Julie Gorham, Spyridon Sideris, Anne-Pascale Meert, Valérie Durieux, Thierry Berghmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
The development of new immune treatment in oncology and particularly for lung cancer may induce new complications, particularly activation or reactivation of auto-immune diseases. In this context, a systematic review on the auto-immune paraneoplastic syndromes associated with lung cancer appears useful. This article is the second of a series of five and deals with hematologic, cutaneous and vascular syndromes.
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285700/autoimmune-paraneoplastic-syndromes-associated-to-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-part-3-neurological-paraneoplastic-syndromes-involving-the-central-nervous-system
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Georgiana Bentea, Claudine Sculier, Bogdan Grigoriu, Anne-Pascale Meert, Valérie Durieux, Thierry Berghmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
The development of new immune treatment in oncology and particularly for lung cancer may induce new complications, particularly activation or reactivation of auto-immune diseases. In this context, a systematic review on the auto-immune paraneoplastic syndromes that can complicate lung cancer appears useful. This article is the third of a series of five and deals mainly with neurological paraneoplastic syndromes involving the central nervous system.
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285683/autoimmune-paraneoplastic-syndromes-associated-to-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Valérie Durieux, Michelle Coureau, Anne-Pascale Meert, Thierry Berghmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
The development of new immune treatment in oncology and particularly for lung cancer may induce new complications, particularly activation or reactivation of auto-immune diseases. In this context, a systematic review on the auto-immune paraneoplastic syndromes associated with lung cancer appears useful. This article is the first of a series of five and deals with the methodology applied for the review and with renal and rheumatic syndromes.
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282819/management-of-mixed-type-congenital-mesoblastic-nephroma-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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J Daniel, A Ruzic, J Dalland, V Miller, M Hanna
Congenital mesoblastic nephroma (CMN) is the most common renal tumor of infancy; however, it occurs infrequently with an incidence of 1 : 125,000. The cellular and classical variants are the most common subtypes of tumors, with a mixed variant occurring infrequently. We describe two cases of mixed variant CMN, which presented within days of each other differing in their clinical behavior. The first case followed a typical course, previously described in the literature, while the other deviated significantly...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275022/out-of-the-blue-finger-ischaemia-and-occult-colorectal-cancer
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Ami Schattner
A woman aged 66 years with a history of unprovoked deep venous thrombosis (DVT) presented with persistent digital ischaemic changes of 2 of her right hand fingers. Physical examination was otherwise normal and extensive laboratory and imaging studies were unremarkable. A history of unprovoked DVT and the current episode of digital ischaemia prompted concern for underlying occult malignancy. Repeated history-taking revealed a strongly positive family history suggesting an occult colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy with biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma...
March 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273374/acrokeratosis-paraneoplastica-bazex-syndrome-a-systematic-review-on-risk-factors-diagnosis-prognosis-and-management
#14
REVIEW
Franziska Räßler, Steven Goetze, Peter Elsner
Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica Bazex (Bazex syndrome) is a rare paraneoplastic skin disease defined by erythematous, violaceous, scaly plaques on the hands and feet and on other acral locations such as nose and ears. Bazex syndrome is linked to a variety of underlying malignancies. Usually the skin lesions develop prior to the diagnosis of an internal malignant neoplasm with spontaneous remission after tumor removal. The objective of this study was to review the so far reported risk factors, diagnostic work up, prognosis and treatment options for Bazex syndrome in a systematic manner...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256733/thymoma-associated-multi-organ-autoimmunity-a-case-of-graft-versus-host-disease-like-erythroderma-complicated-by-good-syndrome-successfully-treated-by-thymectomy
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Ayano Fukushima, Yoshiko Ichimura, Shoko Obata, Misaki Kinoshita-Ise, Yumi Fujio, Mitsuhiro Takeno, Izumi Konohana
Thymoma-associated multi-organ autoimmunity disease (TAMA) is a rare paraneoplastic disorder, clinicopathologically similar to graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Many reported cases follow a difficult course; half of them die from serious infectious diseases subsequent to immunosuppression induced by chemotherapy for unresectable thymoma, or intensive therapies including systemic steroids for complicating autoimmune diseases and GVHD-like symptoms. We report a patient whose skin symptoms were improved subsequently to total thymectomy...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256369/anti-hu-paraneoplastic-brainstem-encephalitis-caused-by-a-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-presenting-with-central-hypoventilation
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Marc Najjar, Andrew Taylor, Surbhi Agrawal, Tito Fojo, Alexander E Merkler, Marc K Rosenblum, Laura Lennihan, Michael D Kluger
Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes are rare autoimmune manifestations of malignancies associated with specific antibodies. Anti-Hu associated brainstem encephalitis, a well-described syndrome, usually presents subacutely with preferential involvement of the medulla. Anti-Hu antibodies target intraneuronal antigens and are therefore highly correlated with neurological syndromes when present concomitantly with a neoplasm. Reported is a case of anti-Hu brainstem encephalitis associated with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) presenting with central hypoventilation...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251917/long-term-survival-in-paraneoplastic-lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome
#17
Paul Maddison, Paul Gozzard, Matthew J Grainge, Bethan Lang
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether improved tumor survival in patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) and small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) was due to known prognostic risk factors or an effect of LEMS independently, perhaps as a result of circulating factors. METHODS: We undertook a prospective observational cohort study of patients with LEMS attending Nottingham University Hospitals, UK, or via the British Neurological Surveillance Unit. In parallel, patients with a new diagnosis of biopsy-proven SCLC were enrolled, examined for neurologic illness, and followed up until death or study end...
March 1, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241848/yellow-nail-syndrome-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Stéphane Vignes, Robert Baran
Yellow nail syndrome (YNS; OMIM 153300, ORPHA662) is a very rare disorder that almost always occurs after 50 years of age but a juvenile or familial form has also been observed. YNS is diagnosed based on a triad associating yellow nail discoloration, pulmonary manifestations (chronic cough, bronchiectasia, pleural effusion) and lower limb lymphedema. Chronic sinusitis is frequently associated with the triad. YNS etiology remains unknown but a role of lymphatic impairment is usually evoked. YNS is more frequently isolated but may be associated in rare cases with autoimmune diseases, other clinical manifestations implicating lymphatic functions or cancer and, hence, is also considered a paraneoplastic syndrome...
February 27, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241332/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-in-the-management-of-isaacs-syndrome
#19
Lisa K T Shanahan, Selena G M Raines, Rachel L Coggins, Teanna Moore, Michael Carnes, Laura Griffin
Isaacs syndrome is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by chronic muscle stiffness, cramping, fasciculations, myokymia, and hyperhidrosis. Pathogenesis includes autoimmunity, paraneoplastic disorders, genetic predisposition, or toxin exposure. There is no known cure for Isaacs syndrome. This case report describes a patient who had been given the diagnosis of Isaacs syndrome and received osteopathic manipulative treatment to manage fascial and cranial dysfunctions and reduce nervous system hyperexcitability...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239882/palmar-fasciitis-and-polyarthritis-a-rare-paraneoplastic-syndrome-related-to-ovarian-cancer
#20
C van Marcke, E Seront, C Docquier, B Filleul
Palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis syndrome (PFPAS) is an uncommon disorder characterized by diffuse inflammation of the palmar fascia, tendon sheaths, and joints of the fingers and wrists, which rapidly progresses to flexion contracture of the hands. This paraneoplastic syndrome, originally linked to ovarian carcinoma, has also been associated with multiple different malignancies. As PFPAS usually precedes the detection of cancer, its symptoms should raise the suspicion of an underlying malignancy and should be thoroughly investigated...
February 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
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