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Metastasic breast cancer surgical management

Ömer Uslukaya, Metehan Gümüş, Hatice Gümüş, Zübeyir Bozdağ, Ahmet Türkoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Due to a lack of sufficient data, the treatment protocols for male breast cancer are usually the same as those used for female breast cancer. The aim of the current study was to present our clinical experience with male breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 37 patients who were treated for male breast cancer in our hospital between 2004 and 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. The data of patients were recorded and analyzed. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 63...
October 2016: Journal of Breast Health (2013)
A Paix, W Waissi, D Antoni, R Adeduntan, G Noël
Meningiomas represent the most common tumours of the central nervous system in adults. Risk factors include ionizing radiation, female hormones exposure, head trauma, cell phone use, breast cancer and family history of meningioma. Despite complete surgical resection, natural history of meningiomas often includes local recurrence but very few metastatic meningiomas have been reported. Here, we report the case of a metastatic meningioma. A 43-year-old woman was firstly treated for a symptomatic parietal meningioma WHO grade II by surgical resection followed by an irradiation of the surgical bed...
February 22, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Nicolas Golse, René Adam
Liver metastases from breast cancer (LMBC) have long been considered as a systemic disease because of the hematological route of dissemination, requiring noncurative management. In fact, despite recent advances in drug therapies personalized to tumor phenotype, the chances of a cure are nil and there is little hope of long-term survivors after nonsurgical management alone. By contrast, there is a growing evidence in the literature for satisfactory long-term results after a combination of chemotherapy and liver resection, with 5-year survival reaching >40% in some series...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
Chuan Tan, Rebecca Caragata, Ian Bennett
The aim of this study was to review the outcomes of a series of breast cancer patients who underwent sentinel node biopsy inclusive of lymphoscintigraphy, and to assess the incidence of internal mammary node (IMN) metastatic positivity at exploration and whether these findings influenced treatment. Between April 2001 and December 2012, 581 breast cancer patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital underwent preoperative lymphoscintigraphy in the course of the performance of sentinel node biopsy. Analysis was performed of those patients who demonstrated radio-isotope uptake to the IMN chain, and who had sentinel node biopsy of the IMN's and were found to have metastatic involvement...
January 24, 2017: Breast Journal
P Anract, D Biau, P Boudou-Rouquette
The diagnosis of pathological fracture should be considered routinely in patients with long limb-bone fractures. Investigations must be performed to establish the diagnosis of pathological fracture then to determine that the bone lesion is a metastasis. In over 85% of cases, the clinical evaluation combined with a detailed analysis of the radiographs is sufficient to determine that the fracture occurred at a tumour site. Aetiological investigations establish that the tumour is a metastasis. In some patients, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer antedates the fracture...
January 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Gunay Gurleyik, Hikmet Karagulle, Esra Eris, Fugen Aker, Basak O Ustaalioglu
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of breast cancer has drastically changed. Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) has now become a commonly used method for its treatment. Oncoplastic techniques are widely applied with satisfactory aesthetic results. We evaluated the aesthetic and oncological outcomes of BCS with glandular tissue displacement techniques. METHODS: Seventy-five patients with invasive breast cancer were surgically treated by oncoplastic techniques. Preoperative evaluations, including breast and tumor size, localizations and features, were performed by physical examination, imaging methods, and histopathological analysis...
January 5, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Chloé Wendel, Marco Campitiello, Francesca Plastino, Nada Eid, Laurent Hennequin, Philippe Quétin, Raffaele Longo
BACKGROUND Pituitary metastasis is uncommon, breast and lung cancers being the most frequent primary tumors. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare cause of pituitary metastases, with only a few cases described to date. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 61-year-old man who presented with a progressive deterioration of visual acuity and field associated with a bitemporal hemianopsia. Two years ago, he underwent radical right nephrectomy for a clear cell RCC (ccRCC). The biological tests showed pan-hypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Brandyn A Castro, Ruby Kuang, Priscilla K Brastianos
Metastases to the brain are a common complication of various cancers and are associated with poor prognosis. Management of these patients requires a multidisciplinary approach including whole-brain radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, surgical resection, chemotherapy, and supportive treatment. Because of recent technological advancements in genomics, our understanding of the genetics of brain metastases is rapidly advancing. This has led to the discovery of many potential genetic therapeutic targets in metastatic brain lesions...
November 2016: Discovery Medicine
Samer G Zammar, Barbara A Pockaj, Chee Chee Stucky, Nabil Wasif, Richard J Gray
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients have a 4 to 7 fold increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) vs the normal population. Chest guidelines recommend no chemical VTE prophylaxis for women with a <1.5% risk for VTE. Although the risk of VTE among women undergoing breast-conserving therapy is reported to be low overall, the rate without chemical prophylaxis has not been defined. The objective of the study was to establish the VTE risk among women undergoing breast-conserving surgery (BCS) who did not receive chemical VTE prophylaxis...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Yihong Wang, Shaolei Lu, Theresa Graves, Madhu M Ouseph, Murray B Resnick, Evgeny Yakirevich
BACKGROUND: Papillary carcinoma (PC) of the breast represents ∼0.5% of all newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer and usually has an indolent course. The current data suggest lack of a consensus in the surgical management of this disease. Because patients can occasionally develop metastatic disease, sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is often performed during surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, we retrospectively evaluated the histologic characteristics of 99 cases of PC with or without associated frank invasive carcinoma, including 43 encapsulated or intracystic PCs, 24 solid PCs, and 32 intraductal PCs, and correlated these with the incidence of nodal metastasis...
September 8, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
K Harano, X Lei, A M Gonzalez-Angulo, R K Murthy, V Valero, E A Mittendorf, N T Ueno, G N Hortobagyi, M Chavez-MacGregor
Trastuzumab-based treatment has dramatically improved the outcomes of HER2-positive (HER2+) metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients, with some patients achieving prolonged survival times. In this study, we aim to identify factors that are associated with long-term survival. Patients with HER2+ MBC treated with anti-HER2 target therapy were identified. Patients were grouped according to overall survival (OS) and categorized as long-term survivors (LTS, OS ≥ 5 years), or non-long-term survivors (non-LTS, OS < 5 years)...
September 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
C Rory Goodwin, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Laurence D Rhines, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer, Stefano Boriani, Daniel M Sciubba, Chetan Bettegowda
STUDY TYPE: A review of the literature. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to discuss the evolution of molecular signatures and the history and development of targeted therapeutics in metastatic tumor types affecting the spinal column. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Molecular characterization of metastatic spine tumors is expected to usher in a revolution in diagnostic and treatment paradigms. Molecular characterization will provide critical information that can be used for initial diagnosis, prognosticating the ideal treatment strategy, assessment of treatment efficacy, surveillance and monitoring recurrence, and predicting complications, clinical outcome, and overall survival in patients diagnosed with metastatic cancers to the spinal column...
October 15, 2016: Spine
Georgios A Margonis, Stefan Buettner, Kazunari Sasaki, Yuhree Kim, Francesca Ratti, Nadia Russolillo, Alessandro Ferrero, Nickolas Berger, T Clark Gamblin, George Poultsides, Thuy Tran, Lauren M Postlewait, Shishir Maithel, Alex D Michaels, Todd W Bauer, Hugo Marques, Eduardo Barroso, Luca Aldrighetti, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Data on surgical management of breast liver metastasis are limited. We sought to determine the safety and long-term outcome of patients undergoing hepatic resection of breast cancer liver metastases (BCLM). METHODS: Using a multi-institutional, international database, 131 patients who underwent surgery for BCLM between 1980 and 2014 were identified. Clinicopathologic and outcome data were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: Median tumor size of the primary breast cancer was 2...
August 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Giovanni Paolino, Chiara Panetta, Dario Didona, Michele Donati, Pietro Donati
Dear Editor, Cutaneous metastases (CM) are detected in about 0.6-10.4% of patients with an internal malignancy (1-3). Excluding melanoma, breast and lung carcinomas are the main source of CM in women and men, respectively (1,4,5). CM can have different clinical features, and a diagnosis of CM is usually suspected before performing a biopsy. However, this can be a pitfall for clinicians when the clinical presentation is not the typical inflammatory nodule or mass. Herein we report 2 cases of cutaneous metastases of breast carcinoma, initially treated as a common skin infection...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
H Portha, C Jankowski, M Cortet, I Desmoulins, E Martin, V Lorgis, L Arnould, C Coutant
Triple-negative breast cancer (TN), as defined by the triple negativity in immunohistochemistry: the absence of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and the absence of overexpression or amplification of HER2, corresponds to 15 % of invasive breast cancers. This is a very heterogeneous group of tumors both at the genomic and transcriptomic level and at morphological, clinical and prognostic level. Although there are some good prognosis forms, the majority of TN tumors is characterized by a poor prognosis with a greater frequency of visceral metastases and a maximum risk of relapse in the first two years after diagnosis...
September 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
Emanuela Esposito, Viviana Sollazzo, Rosa Di Micco, Maria Cervotti, Gaetano Luglio, Giacomo Benassai, Pasquale Mozzillo, Stefano Perrotta, Vincenzo Desiato, Bruno Amato, Pietro Forestieri, Gennaro Limite
INTRODUCTION: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is a minimally invasive technique to stage the axillary lymph node status. The burden of nodal metastasis is of great concern, as the clinical relevance and therapeutic implications of pN1mi and pN0(i+) in the sentinel lymph node (SLN) remain a matter of debate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the pathological features of 901 patients above the age of 65 presenting with clinical T1-T2 N0M0 breast tumours (<3 cm), detecting tumours related to llary non-sentinel node (NSN) metastases when the SLN was minimally involved...
September 2016: International Journal of Surgery
M Onorati, P Uboldi, C L Bianchi, M Nicola, G M Corradini, S Veronese, A I Fascì, F Di Nuovo
Thyroid gland is one of the most vascularized organs of the body, nevertheless clinical and surgical series report an incidence of secondary malignancies in this gland of only 3%. Colorectal carcinoma metastatic to the thyroid gland is not as uncommon as previously believed, infact the number of cases seems to be increased in recent years due to the more frequent use of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) guided by ultrasonography. Although kidney, breast and lung metastases to the thyroid are frequent, metastasis from colon cancer is clinically rare with 52 cases reported in the literature in the last 5 decades and three cases described as solitary thyroid metastasis from the colon cancer without any other visceral metastases...
September 2015: Pathologica
Rezvan Rostami, Shivam Mittal, Pooya Rostami, Fattaneh Tavassoli, Bahman Jabbari
This comprehensive review provides information on epidemiology, size, grade, cerebral localization, clinical symptoms, treatments, and factors associated with longer survival in 14,599 patients with brain metastasis from breast cancer; the molecular features of breast cancers most likely to develop brain metastases and the potential use of these predictive molecular alterations for patient management and future therapeutic targets are also addressed. The review covers the data from 106 articles representing this subject in the era of modern neuroimaging (past 35 years)...
May 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
J D Stevenson, M McNair, G L Cribb, W P Cool
AIMS: Surgical intervention in patients with bone metastases from breast cancer is dependent on the estimated survival of the patient. The purpose of this paper was to identify factors that would predict survival so that specific decisions could be made in terms of surgical (or non-surgical) management. METHODS: The records of 113 consecutive patients (112 women) with metastatic breast cancer were analysed for clinical, radiological, serological and surgical outcomes...
February 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Gaurav Agarwal, Gitika Nanda, Punita Lal, Anjali Mishra, Amit Agarwal, Vinita Agrawal, Narendra Krishnani
BACKGROUND: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is associated with aggressive tumor behavior and worse outcomes. In a study at a tertiary care breast unit in a developing country, clinico-pathological attributes and outcomes of patients with TNBC were compared with (c.w.) ER, PR, and/or HER2 expressing tumors (non-TNBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 1213 consecutive breast cancer patients managed during 2004-2010 were reviewed. An evaluable cohort of 705 patients with complete treatment and follow-up (median 36 months) information was thus identified...
June 2016: World Journal of Surgery
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