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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570377/pheochromocytomas-versus-adenoma-role-of-venous-phase-ct-enhancement
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Mohammed F Mohammed, Khaled Y ElBanna, David Ferguson, Alison Harris, Faisal Khosa
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate whether the quantitative measurement of venous phase enhancement on CT can distinguish a pheochromocytoma from an adrenal adenoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pathology database was retrospectively appraised over a period of 7 years and revealed 43 histopathologically proven adrenal adenomas and 34 pheochromocytomas. The lesion densities were measured on the 60-second venous phase CT on all adrenal lesions to assess venous phase enhancement values...
March 23, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495350/the-role-of-insulin-resistance-hyperinsulinism-on-the-rising-trend-of-thyroid-and-adrenal-nodular-disease-in-the-current-environment
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REVIEW
Agathocles Tsatsoulis
Thyroid follicular cells, as well as adrenocortical cells, are endowed by an intrinsic heterogeneity regarding their growth potential, in response to various stimuli. This heterogeneity appears to constitute the underlying cause for the focal cell hyperplasia and eventually the formation of thyroid and adrenal nodules, under the influence of growth stimulatory factors. Among the main stimulatory factors are the pituitary tropic hormones, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) or thyrotropin and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which regulate the growth and function of their respective target cells, and the insulin/insulin-like growth factor system, that, through its mitogenic effects, can stimulate the proliferation of these cells...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482629/primary-carcinosarcoma-of-the-liver-imaging-features-and-clinical-findings-in-six-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#3
Jing Li, Pan Liang, Dandan Zhang, Jie Liu, Hongkai Zhang, Jinrong Qu, Jianbo Gao
BACKGROUND: Carcinosarcoma of the liver is a very rare tumor composed of a mixture of carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements. Less than 25 adequately documented cases have been reported, with inadequate description of imaging features. In order to improve the awareness of this rare tumor, this study aimed to analyze the clinicopathologic and imaging features of six cases of hepatic carcinosarcoma (HCS) confirmed by surgical pathologic evaluation. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the clinicopathologic and imaging features of six cases of HCS (matching the World Health Organization definition) and discussed the differential diagnosis on the basis of imaging findings...
February 27, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394583/-conversion-surgery-for-stage-iv-gastric-cancer
#4
Tomoki Konishi, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Daisuke Ichikawa, Shuhei Komatsu, Kazuma Okamoto, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Tomohiro Arita, Ryo Morimura, Yasutoshi Murayama, Yoshiaki Kuriu, Hisashi Ikoma, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Eigo Otsuji
This study aimed to examine the clinicopathological factors and prognoses of 5 patients with Stage IV gastric cancer(GC) who underwent chemotherapy followed by R0 resection at our institute from 2004 to 2013. Two patients had non-regional lymph node metastases, another 2 patients had peritoneal disseminations, and 1 patient had peritoneal dissemination and non-regional lymph node and left adrenal metastases. All patients underwent R0 resections following 2-6 courses of chemotherapy using multiple anticancer drugs...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390296/carney-complex-with-prkar1a-gene-mutation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Qiuli Liu, Dali Tong, Gaolei Liu, Yuting Yi, Dianzheng Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yao Zhang, Zaoming Huang, Yaoming Li, Rongrong Chen, Yanfang Guan, Xin Yi, Jun Jiang
RATIONALE: Carney complex (CNC) is a multiple neoplasia syndrome with autosomal dominant inheritance. CNC is characterized by the presence of myxomas, spotty skin pigmentation, and endocrine overactivity. No direct correlation has been established between disease-causing mutations and phenotype. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 16-year-old boy was admitted because of excessive weight gain over 3 years and purple striae for 1 year. Physical examination revealed Cushingoid features and spotty skin pigmentation on his face, lip, and sclera...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381378/incidentally-detected-bilateral-adrenal-nodules-in-patients-without-cancer-is-further-workup-necessary
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Michael T Corwin, James S Chalfant, Thomas W Loehfelm, Ghaneh Fananapazir, Ramit Lamba, William W Mayo-Smith
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of malignancy in incidentally detected bilateral adrenal masses in patients with no known history of cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search of CT reports of patients with incidentally detected bilateral adrenal nodules was performed from January 1, 2002, to January 1, 2014. Patients were excluded if they had a known cancer or suspected functioning adrenal tumor; 161 patients were included...
January 30, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370219/armc5-mutations-in-familial-and-sporadic-primary-bilateral-macronodular-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Liping Yu, Junqing Zhang, Xiaohui Guo, Xiaoyu Chen, Zhisong He, Qun He
To investigate Armadillo repeat-containing 5 (ARMC5) mutations in Chinese patients with familial and sporadic primary bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia (PBMAH), we performed clinical data collection and ARMC5 sequencing for three PBMAH families and 23 sporadic PBMAH patients. ARMC5 pathogenic germline mutations were identified in all 3 PBMAH families. Secondary ARMC5 somatic mutations were found in two adrenal nodules from two PBMAH family members with ARMC5 germline mutations. PBMAH family members with ARMC5 pathogenic germline mutations displayed various clinical manifestations...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343284/extensive-armc5-genetic-variance-in-primary-bilateral-macronodular-adrenal-hyperplasia-that-started-with-exophthalmos-a-case-report
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Ping Jin, Muhammad Usman Janjua, Qin Zhang, Chang-Sheng Dong, Youbo Yang, Zhao-Hui Mo
BACKGROUND: Primary bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia is a rare cause of Cushing's syndrome characterized by the presence of bilateral secretory adrenal nodules. Recent studies have shown that primary bilateral macronodular adrenal hyperplasia is caused by combined germline and somatic mutations of the ARMC5 gene. Exophthalmos is an underappreciated sign of Cushing's syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Chinese woman with progressively worsening bilateral proptosis presented to our hospital...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301491/pancreatic-panniculitis-the-bright-side-of-the-moon-in-solid-cancer-patients
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Elena Guanziroli, Antonella Colombo, Antonella Coggi, Raffaele Gianotti, Angelo Valerio Marzano
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare complication of pancreas disorders occurring in 0.3-3% of patients, most often accompanied by the pancreatic acinar carcinoma. It presents multiple, painful, deep, ill-defined, red-brown, migratory nodules and plaques of hard elastic consistency; often ulcerated and typically located on the lower proximal and distal extremities. The pathogenesis is not fully understood, but it is thought to result from lipolysis and fat necrosis with secondary tissue inflammation induced by pancreatic enzymes...
January 4, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260252/-functional-diagnostics-in-endocrinology
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REVIEW
C J Auernhammer, M Reincke
When investigating many endocrinological diseases, basal laboratory parameters are not sufficient to distinguish between physiological and pathological hormone secretion. Functional diagnostics plays a decisive role in this context. Stimulation and suppression tests are used depending on whether under- or over-function needs to be diagnosed. This review article discusses selected functional tests, each of which plays an important role in current guidelines. Indications and test principles, including their performance, reliability, and limitations, are discussed...
January 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243502/evidence-based-management-of-incidental-focal-uptake-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-on-pet-ct
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REVIEW
Deborah Pencharz, Malavika Nathan, Thomas L Wagner
Focal incidental uptake, with or without CT abnormalities, is a common finding on fluorodeoxyglucose 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 characterize 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...
April 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233839/genetics-of-tumors-of-the-adrenal-cortex
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REVIEW
Fidéline Bonnet-Serrano, Jérôme 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 the tumors suggests the existence of an underlying genetic predisposition...
March 2018: 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
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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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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 zones with specific functional characteristics. Adrenocortical adenomas (ACAs) can 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, ACAs lead to overt or subclinical Cushing syndrome. Genetic analysis driven by next-generation sequencing technology has enabled the discovery, during the past 7 years, of the genetic causes of a large subset of ACAs...
December 1, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954751/unilateral-adrenal-mass-as-the-sole-initial-manifestation-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#19
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
#20
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
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