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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243502/evidence-based-management-of-incidental-focal-uptake-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-on-pet-ct
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Deborah Pencharz, Malavika Nathan, Thomas L Wagner
Focal incidental uptake, with or without CT abnormalities, is a common finding on FDG PET/CT and evidence based management for this type of uptake is lacking. This article reviews the evidence on focal incidental uptake including the incidence of malignancy, differential diagnosis and imaging criteria which can be used to further characterise it. The article focusses on PET rather than CT criteria. The strength of the evidence base is highly variable ranging from systematic reviews and meta-analyses to a virtual absence of evidence...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233839/genetics-of-tumors-of-the-adrenal-cortex
#2
Fidéline Bonnet-Serrano, Jerome Bertherat
This review describes the molecular alterations observed in the various types of tumors of the adrenal cortex, excluding Conn adenomas, especially the alterations identified by genomic approaches these last five years. Two main forms of bilateral adrenocortical tumors can be distinguished according to size and aspect of the nodules: primary pigmented nodular adrenal disease (PPNAD) which can be sporadic or part of Carney complex, and primary bilateral macro nodular adrenal hyperplasia (PBMAH). The bilateral nature of tumors suggests the existence of an underlying genetic predisposition...
December 12, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212998/-spontaneous-regression-of-lung-cancer-in-an-elderly-patient-a-case-report
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Chiemi Nogimori, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Keisuke Nonaka, Manami Sazuka, Hironobu Hamaya, Hirokazu Yamada
An 82 year-old male was referred to us because of a nodule in the upper lobe of his right lung, which was incidentally found by computed tomography (CT) carried out in the course of treating pneumonia. The nodule was identified as non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the lung by bronchoscopy. A close investigation revealed the tumor to be cT1bN3M1b, clinical Stage IV. Although we only adopted a wait-and-see approach because of his age and his suspected myelodysplastic syndrome, the nodule had regressed on CT images after a year...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202495/disordered-cyp11b2-expression-in-primary-aldosteronism
#4
Celso E Gomez-Sanchez, Maniselvan Kuppusamy, Martin Reincke, Tracy Ann Williams
Primary aldosteronism is the most common type of secondary hypertension affecting 6-10% of patients with primary hypertension. PA is mainly caused by unilateral hyperaldosteronism due to an aldosterone-producing adenoma, unilateral hyperplasia with or without micronodules or bilateral zona glomerulosa hyperplasias with or without macro or micronodules. The development of antibodies against the terminal enzyme of aldosterone biosynthesis (CYP11B2) has permitted the further characterization of normal adrenals and resected adrenals from patients with primary aldosteronism...
December 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146893/von-hippel-lindau-disease-with-multi-organ-involvement-a-case-report-and-8-year-clinical-course-with-follow-up
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Ali Yaghobi Joybari, Payam Azadeh
BACKGROUND Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome manifested by a spectrum of benign and malignant tumors.  CASE REPORT The patient presented here was a 31-year-old female with unremarkable family history who presented initially complaining of intermittent abdominal pain. Abdominal CT scan revealed an inhomogeneous solid mass (13×9×7 cm) originating from the tail of the pancreas with splenic and gastric invasion as well as several pancreatic cysts. A nucleotide scan showed left adrenal involvement...
November 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137015/malignant-transformation-of-a-mature-teratoma-of-the-adrenal-gland-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Miao Niu, Ailian Liu, Ying Zhao, Lu Feng
RATIONALE: Adrenal mature TMT is very rare. So far, only two cases have been reported. PATIENT: We report a rare case of malignant transformation of a mature teratoma in the right adrenal gland of a 36-year-old Chinese female. The patient had been asymptomatic until physical exam identified a palpable mass in the right abdomen. Abdominal non-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan showed a huge tumor with mixed density in right adrenal region, which had cystic components, fat, calcifications, and separations...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982516/robotic-assisted-thoracoscopic-transdiaphragmatic-adrenalectomy-ratta-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Christopher M Russell, Simpa S Salami, Amir H Lebastchi, Kiran H Lagisetty, Rohit Mehra, Khaled S Hafez, Rishindra M Reddy, Alon Z Weizer
OBJECTIVE: Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic transdiaphragmatic adrenalectomy (RATTA) represents a novel surgical approach for the management of adrenal pathology in patients with a history of extensive transperitoneal or retroperitoneal procedures. METHODS: Here we report the first described case of RATTA in a 56-year-old woman with metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the left adrenal gland and right lung. With the assistance of cardiothoracic surgery, this patient underwent robotic-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary wedge resection and RATTA...
July 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973103/genetic-causes-of-functional-adrenocortical-adenomas
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Maria-Christina Zennaro, Sheerazed Boulkroun, Fabio Fernandes-Rosa
Aldosterone and cortisol, the main mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid hormones in humans, are produced in the adrenal cortex, which is composed of three concentric zone with specific functional characteristics. Adrenocortical adenomas (ACA) may lead to the autonomous secretion of aldosterone responsible for primary aldosteronism, the most frequent form of secondary arterial hypertension. In the case of cortisol production, ACA lead to overt or subclinical Cushing syndrome. Genetic analysis driven by next generation sequencing technology has enabled the discovery, during the last seven years, of the genetic causes of a large subset of ACA...
August 2, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954751/unilateral-adrenal-mass-as-the-sole-initial-manifestation-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Geethalakshmi Sampathkumar, Arun S Menon, Bindhu M R, Vasantha Nair
Unilateral adrenal metastases without disseminated disease has rarely been reported in differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). A 72-year-old female presented with vague abdominal discomfort and loss of appetite of 2 months duration. She had undergone left hemithyroidectomy for a benign thyroid nodule 18 years ago. A contrast CT of the abdomen showed a large left adrenal mass measuring 11×9 cm, suspicious of adrenocortical carcinoma. Hormonal evaluation was in keeping with a non-functional tumour. The patient underwent left adrenalectomy, histopathology of which revealed metastatic well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927353/recurrent-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-of-sustained-response-to-prolonged-treatment-with-somatostatin-analogues
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Juana Maria Cano, Rocío Galán, Rafael López
BACKGROUND: Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare disease. Treatment options for recurrent disease are limited. Although somatostatin analogues might have a role as anticancer agents in MTC, the evidence is inconclusive. PATIENT FINDINGS: A 64-year-old male was diagnosed with MTC in January 2010. Total thyroidectomy with neck dissection (stage IVA, pT2pN1bM0, R1) was performed, followed by adjuvant locoregional radiotherapy. Two years later, in January 2012, the patient developed recurrent metastatic disease, evidenced by elevated carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and calcitonin levels, and a positive uptake (Octreoscan(®)) in the right adrenal gland and pancreatic head...
November 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871709/unusual-presentations-of-carney-complex-in-patient-with-a-novel-prkar1a-mutation
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Safak Akin, Senem Noyan, Selcuk Dagdelen, Ilhan Pasaoglu, Volkan Kaynaroglu, Melike Mut Askun, Cenk Yucel Bilen, Hayyam Kiratli, Dilek Ertoy Baydar, Sevgen Onder, Cenk Sokmensuer, Kudret Aytemir, Gul Erkin, Pinar Ozgen Kiratli, Mehmet Alikasifoglu, Tomris Erbas
Carney Complex (CNC) is a multiple neoplasia syndrome characterized by skin tumors and pigmented lesions, myxomas, and various endocrine tumors. The aim of this case report was to describe a case of CNC with a novel PRKAR1A mutation. A man aged 46 years with a medical history of surgery for cardiac myxomas at the age of 39 was admitted to our hospital because of four newly-developed heart masses. The histologic examination confirmed cardiac myxomas. He had many presentations of CNC such as growth hormone (GH) and prolactin (PRL)-secreting mixed pituitary adenoma, benign thyroid nodule, large-cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor (LCCST), and superficial angiomyxoma...
August 5, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815667/diagnostic-performance-of-unenhanced-computed-tomography-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-indeterminate-adrenal-tumours
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Danae A Delivanis, Irina Bancos, Thomas D Atwell, Grant D Schmit, Patrick W Eiken, Neena Natt, Dana Erickson, Spyridoula Maraka, William F Young, Mark A Nathan
OBJECTIVE: Evidence on the diagnostic performance of adrenal imaging is limited. We aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of unenhanced computed tomography (CT) and (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18) FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT imaging in a high-risk population for adrenal malignancy using an optimal reference standard. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Imaging studies of patients with adrenal nodules who underwent adrenal biopsy and/or adrenalectomy between 1994 and 2014 were reviewed and compared to the reference standard of histology...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804590/feminizing-adrenocortical-carcinoma-without-gynecomastia
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Farida Chentli, Fadila Chabour, Djafer Bouchibane, Nouria Nouar
Malignant feminizing adrenocortical tumors are exceedingly rare. Their main presentation is gynecomastia. In these estrogen secreting tumors (with or without other adrenocortical hormones) lack of gynecomastia is exceptional as in our case. A 44-year-old man presented with abdominal pain. Radiological assessment revealed a tumor measuring 120 × 95 mm in the retroperitoneal area with numerous metastases. Pathological examination pleaded for an adrenal origin with a Weiss's score of 5. Six months later, the tumor relapsed, and he had a second surgery and was sent for hormone assessment...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764742/pancreatic-gangliocytic-paraganglioma-harboring-lymph-node-metastasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Keisuke Nonaka, Yoko Matsuda, Akira Okaniwa, Atsuko Kasajima, Hironobu Sasano, Tomio Arai
BACKGROUND: Gangliocytic paraganglioma (GP) is a rare neuroendocrine neoplasm, which occurs mostly in the periampullary portion of the duodenum; the majority of the reported cases of duodenal GP has been of benign nature with a low incidence of regional lymph node metastasis. GP arising from the pancreas is extremely rare. To date, only three cases have been reported and its clinical characteristics are largely unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: A nodule located in the pancreatic head was incidentally detected in an asymptomatic 68-year-old woman...
August 2, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763336/metastatic-cutaneous-paraganglioma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Dianne de Leon, Kara Walton, Olayemi Sokumbi
Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms that arise from chromaffin cells of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. These tumors are often cured by surgical resection but the risk for metastatic disease exists, particularly for extra-adrenal paragangliomas. The behavior of these tumors is unpredictable, and clinical and histopathological features associated with malignancy have not been determined. The most common sites of metastases include local and distant lymph nodes, bone, liver, and lung. Cutaneous metastases are exceedingly rare with only 2 reported cases, both of which presented on the scalp...
September 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747211/fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-features-of-colloid-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report
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ZhenGuang Wang, MingMing Yu, YueHua Chen, Yan Kong
BACKGROUND: Colloid adenocarcinoma of the lung is a rare subtype of variants of invasive adenocarcinomas. We report the appearance of this unusual entity on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man of Chinese Han nationality coughed with a little white sputum for 1 month. Chest computed tomography showed multiple bilateral subpleural nodules and plaques accompanied by air bronchograms, which were most concentrated in the lower lobe of his right lung...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740068/a-case-report-of-cystic-pheochromocytoma
#17
Shoaib Z Junejo, Sandeep Tuli, David M Heimann, Issac Sachmechi, David Reich
BACKGROUND Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine-producing tumor with an estimated incidence of less than 0.1% in the global population. We present a case of cystic pheochromocytoma that was diagnosed as an incidental finding. The patient presented with abdominal pain and had a history of hypertension. CASE REPORT A 64-year-old man with hypertension presented with a clinical history of intermittent abdominal pain for one year. He denied sweating, palpitations, headache or back pain. He was found to have an elevated blood pressure of 170/90 and no palpable abdominal mass...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705849/anaplastic-carcinoma-of-thyroid-gland-with-widespread-soft-tissue-metastasis-an-unusual-presentation
#18
Muhammad Hassan, Taimoor Khalid Janjua, Hira Khan Afridi, Naila Anjum Zahid
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the rarest tumour of the thyroid gland, representing only 2% of clinically recognised thyroid cancers. The most common metastatic sites are lungs, followed by the intrathoracic and neck lymph nodes. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who presented to our setting with multiple soft tissue nodules, thyroid mass, head swelling and weight loss. Radiological investigation showed a large thyroid mass with widespread metastasis in subcutaneous tissues of both upper limbs, chest and abdomen...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676429/the-role-of-armc5-in-human-cell-cultures-from-nodules-of-primary-macronodular-adrenocortical-hyperplasia-pmah
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Isadora P Cavalcante, Mirian Nishi, Maria Claudia N Zerbini, Madson Q Almeida, Vania B Brondani, Maria Luiza Anhaia de Arruda Botelho, Fabio Y Tanno, Victor Srougi, José Luis Chambo, Berenice B Mendonca, Jérôme Bertherat, Claudimara F P Lotfi, Maria Candida B V Fragoso
The participation of aberrant receptors and intra-adrenal ACTH in hyperplastic tissue are considered mechanisms that regulate hypercortisolism in PMAH. Additionally, germline ARMC5 mutations have been described as the most frequent genetic abnormality found in patients diagnosed with PMAH. Previous functional studies analyzed ARMC5 role using H295R cells. Therefore, we investigated the role of ARMC5 in cell cultures obtained from PMAH nodules containing steroidogenic cells, aberrant receptors and intra-adrenal ACTH...
July 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567294/pheochromocytomatosis-associated-with-a-novel-tmem127-mutation
#20
Run Yu, Danielle Sharaga, Christopher Donner, M Fernando Palma Diaz, Masha J Livhits, Michael W Yeh
Pheochromocytomatosis, a very rare form of pheochromocytoma recurrence, refers to new, multiple, and often small pheochromocytomas growing in and around the surgical resection bed of a previous adrenalectomy for a solitary pheochromocytoma. We here report a case of pheochromocytomatosis in a 70-year-old female. At age 64 years, she was diagnosed with a 6-cm right pheochromocytoma. She underwent laparoscopic right adrenalectomy, during which the tumor capsule was ruptured. At age 67 years, CT of abdomen did not detect recurrence...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
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