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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098665/source-of-ectopic-acth-secretion-easily-identified-by-68ga-dotanoc-pet-ct
#1
Sofiullah Abubakar, Yaw Ampem Amoako, Tessa Kotze, Naima Tag
Malignant tumors account for most sources of ectopic ACTH Cushing syndrome (EA-CS). Early localization of the source and complete removal can be curative and also prevent metastasis. Diagnostic CT is known to perform better than PET/CT (low dose) in characterizing lung pathologies. However, bronchial carcinoids, a common source of EA-CS, may be difficult to detect on chest CT scan especially when it is small and located close to the hilar region. We present a case of EA-CS due to bronchial carcinoid, which was easily seen on Ga DOTANOC PET/CT after a diagnostic chest CT was reported as normal...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035432/chemoembolization-of-neuroendocrine-liver-metastases-using-streptozocin-and-tris-acryl-microspheres-embozar-embosphere%C3%A2-%C3%A2-zanosar-study
#2
Jean-Pierre Pelage, Audrey Fohlen, Emmanuel Mitry, Christine Lagrange, Alain Beauchet, Philippe Rougier
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for neuroendocrine liver metastases using a combination of streptozocin, Lipiodol, and tris-acryl microspheres. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 16 men and 9 women aged 59.6 ± 11.3 years, all with predominant liver disease, underwent 54 courses of TACE using an emulsion of 1.5 g of streptozocin and 10 ml of Lipiodol...
December 29, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999885/multidetector-ct-enterography-of-focal-small-bowel-lesions-a-radiological-pathological-correlation
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REVIEW
Farnoosh Sokhandon, Sayf Al-Katib, Lawrence Bahoura, Alexander Copelan, Daniel George, Dominic Scola
Focal small bowel lesions present a diagnostic challenge for both the radiologist and gastroenterologist. Both the detection and characterization of small bowel masses have greatly improved with the advent of multidetector CT enterography (MD-CTE). As such, MD-CTE is increasingly utilized in the workup of occult gastrointestinal bleeding. In this article, we review the spectrum of focal small bowel masses with pathologic correlation. Adenocarcinoma, the most common primary small bowel malignancy, presents as a focal irregular mass occasionally with circumferential extension leading to obstruction...
December 20, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989047/results-of-contemporary-valve-surgery-in-patients-with-carcinoid-heart-disease
#4
Thomas Kuntze, Tamer Owais, Maria-Anna Secknus, Daniel Kaemmerer, Richard Baum, Evaldas Girdauskas
BACKGROUND: Carcinoid tumor is a slow-growing type of neuroendocrine tumor, originating from enterochromaffin cells and secreting mainly serotonin. The diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms, hormone blood levels, radiological and nuclear imaging, and histological confirmation. However, most patients have metastases at the time of diagnosis because the clinical signs often remain unnoticed or are attributed to other abdominal conditions. In up to 50% of patients the endocardium is affected due to a hormonally active tumor profile...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977570/hypokalemia-associated-with-a-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-a-case-report
#5
Samira Saeian, Seiyed Mohammad Ali Ghayumi, Mesbah Shams
BACKGROUND: Differential diagnosis of hypokalemia and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-dependent Cushing's syndrome often presents challenging in endocrinology and requires careful clinical, biochemical, radiological, and pathological investigations. Hypokalemia is a common abnormality and systematic approach is required to avoid delays in diagnosis of important underlying causes. CASE SUMMARY & CONCLUSION: A 49-year-old woman presented with moderate hypokalemia...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976548/percutaneous-balloon-valvuloplasty-in-carcinoid-pulmonary-valve-stenosis
#6
Vibeke Guldbrand Rasmussen, Helle Lynge Kanstrup, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
More than half of patients with carcinoid syndrome develop carcinoid valve disease. Both the tricuspid and pulmonary valve are often involved. Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome with flushing, diarrhea, and bronchospasm often precedes cardiac symptoms. We report a case of carcinoid initially presenting with rapid development of right heart failure due to severe pulmonary valve stenosis. In untreated carcinoid, there is a risk of carcinoid crisis with anesthesia and surgery. In local anesthesia, we performed a sub-acute balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty...
December 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922538/the-role-of-68ga-dota-noc-pet-ct-in-evaluating-neuroendocrine-tumors-real-world-experience-from-two-large-neuroendocrine-tumor-centers
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Mohamad Haidar, Ali Shamseddine, Emmanouil Panagiotidis, Mario Jreige, Deborah Mukherji, Rita Assi, Rayan Abousaid, Toni Ibrahim, Marwan M Haddad, Sobhan Vinjamuri
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the role of Ga-DOTA-NOC PET/CT as a tool for the management of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), evaluating the clinical impact on patients from two large NET centers in different geopolitical settings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients with NETs who underwent Ga-DOTA-NOC PET/CT at Royal Liverpool University Hospital (UK) and at Mount Lebanon Hospital (Lebanon). Indications for imaging and findings of the PET/CT along with demographic and clinical outcome data were recorded and evaluated...
December 2, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918724/telotristat-ethyl-a-tryptophan-hydroxylase-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-carcinoid-syndrome
#8
Matthew H Kulke, Dieter Hörsch, Martyn E Caplin, Lowell B Anthony, Emily Bergsland, Kjell Öberg, Staffan Welin, Richard R P Warner, Catherine Lombard-Bohas, Pamela L Kunz, Enrique Grande, Juan W Valle, Douglas Fleming, Pablo Lapuerta, Phillip Banks, Shanna Jackson, Brian Zambrowicz, Arthur T Sands, Marianne Pavel
Purpose Preliminary studies suggested that telotristat ethyl, a tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor, reduces bowel movement (BM) frequency in patients with carcinoid syndrome. This placebo-controlled phase III study evaluated telotristat ethyl in this setting. Patients and Methods Patients (N = 135) experiencing four or more BMs per day despite stable-dose somatostatin analog therapy received (1:1:1) placebo, telotristat ethyl 250 mg, or telotristat ethyl 500 mg three times per day orally during a 12-week double-blind treatment period...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895950/endobronchial-carcinoid-and-concurrent-carcinoid-syndrome-in-an-adolescent-female
#9
Jonathan D Cogen, Jonathan Swanson, Thida Ong
Endobronchial carcinoid tumors are the most common intrabronchial tumors in children and adolescents. Common signs and symptoms include persistent cough and wheezing not responsive to bronchodilators, hemoptysis, and recurrent fever. Diagnosis is frequently made by imaging and direct visualization with flexible bronchoscopy; surgery remains the gold standard treatment, and lung-sparing resections should be performed whenever possible. Though carcinoid syndrome-characterized by flushing, palpitations, wheezing, shortness of breath, and diarrhea-has been found in association with adult bronchial carcinoid tumors, to our knowledge only one previous study has reported the presence of carcinoid syndrome in a pediatric patient with an endobronchial carcinoid...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873108/flushing-in-neuro-endocrinology
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REVIEW
Fady Hannah-Shmouni, Constantine A Stratakis, Christian A Koch
Cutaneous flushing is a common presenting complaint in endocrine disorders. The pathophysiology of flushing involves changes in cutaneous blood flow triggered by multiple intrinsic factors that are either related to physiology or disease. Flushing can be divided into episodic or persistent causes. Episodic flushing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing results in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasia and cyanosis due to slow-flowing deoxygenated blood in large cutaneous blood vessels...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857269/neuroendocrine-tumors-and-lanreotide-depot-clinical-considerations-and-nurse-and-patient-preferences
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Pamela Ryan, Alexandria T Phan, Daphne T Adelman, Michiko Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Somatostatin analogs (SSAs) are a mainstay therapy for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome associated with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). They are effective for a range of gastroenteropancreatic NETs (GEP-NETs). Lanreotide depot (Somatuline®) is an SSA that is approved for the treatment of GEP-NETs to improve progression-free survival (PFS). OBJECTIVES: The article reviews the efficacy, safety, and administration of lanreotide depot and relates those attributes to considerations and preferences of oncology nurses and their patients...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832643/cardiac-surgery-for-carcinoid-heart-disease-a-weapon-not-to-be-misused
#12
Maria Bonou, Chris J Kapelios, Gregory Kaltsas, Konstantinos Perreas, Konstantinos Toutouzas, John Barbetseas
Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) complicates approximately 25% of patients with a carcinoid tumor and carcinoid syndrome and leads to heart valve degeneration with mixed-stenotic and regurgitation pathology and consequent heart failure (HF) leading to significant morbidity and mortality. Cardiac surgery in symptomatic, severe CHD leads to significantly better functional capacity and prolonged survival when compared to medical treatment alone. Recent studies have shown improvement in postoperative outcomes of patients undergoing surgery for CHD over the last decades...
November 11, 2016: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825921/familial-small-intestine-carcinoids-chromosomal-alterations-and-germline-inositol-polyphosphate-multikinase-sequencing
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Louis de Mestier, Eric Pasmant, Clémence Fleury, Hedia Brixi, Pierre Sohier, Thomas Féron, Marie-Danièle Diebold, Eric Clauser, Guillaume Cadiot
BACKGROUND: Familial small-intestine neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are an exceptional inherited entity. Underlying predisposing mechanisms are unelucidated, but inositol polyphosphate multikinase (IPMK) gene alterations might promote their tumorigenesis. METHODS: A retrospective-prospective nationwide cohort was constituted, by including patients with proven SI-NETs and at least one relative with the same disease. We performed constitutional and somatic IPMK sequencing, and somatic DNA comparative genomic hybridization (CGH)...
January 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822010/clinical-utility-of-lanreotide-autogel-%C3%A2-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#14
REVIEW
Rosa Maria Paragliola, Alessandro Prete, Giampaolo Papi, Francesco Torino, Andrea Corsello, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Salvatore Maria Corsello
Somatostatin analogs (SSAs), which were initially used to control hormonal syndromes associated with neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs), have been successfully proposed as antiproliferative agents, able to control tumor growth in patients affected by gastroenteropancreatic (GEP)-NENs. The development of long-acting formulations of SSAs which require only weekly or monthly injections can improve patient compliance. In particular, lanreotide (LAN) Autogel(®), which is a viscous aqueous formulation supplied in ready-to-use prefilled syringes, can be administered every 28-56 days...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817224/telotristat-ethyl-a-new-option-for-the-management-of-carcinoid-syndrome
#15
Angela Lamarca, Jorge Barriuso, Mairéad G McNamara, Richard A Hubner, Juan W Valle
Many patients with neuroendocrine tumour-related carcinoid syndrome treated with somatostatin analogues (SSA) won't achieve adequate symptom relief with the SSA alone; new treatment options are required. Telotristat ethyl is a tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitor, developed for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome. Areas covered: This review summarises the evidence supporting the role of telotristat ethyl in the management of carcinoid syndrome. Rationale, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, metabolism, clinical experience, efficacy and toxicity profiles are covered...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734708/-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-i-wermers-syndrome-forms-of-clinical-manifestation-5-case-studies
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Karolína Drbalová, Kateřina Herdová, Petr Krejčí, Monika Nývltová, Svatopluk Solař, Lenka Vedralová, Pavel Záruba, David Netuka, Petr Bavor
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) is a condition in which several endocrine organs of an individual are affected by adenoma, hyperplasia and less often carcinoma, either simultaneously or at different stages of life. Two existing syndromes, MEN1 and MEN2 (2A, 2B), in literature is also mentioned MEN4, are associated also with other non-endocrine disorders. MEN1 (Wermer syndrome) affects the pituitary, parathyroid, and pancreatic area. 95 % of patients show very early manifestation of hyperparathyroidism, often before 40 years of age...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711107/primary-pure-carcinoid-tumour-of-the-testis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Hideki Takada, Shoichiro Iwatsuki, Yasunori Itoh, Shinya Sato, Masa Hayase, Takahiro Yasui
Primary testicular carcinoid tumours (TCT) are very rare, and a large tumour size and the presence of carcinoid syndrome predict a malignant course. Histologically, it is difficult to differentiate between benign and malignant TCTs. We report a case of a primary pure TCT with an unusual presentation in a 23- year-old man, who had an asymptomatic, enlarged scrotum on the right side for 7 years. On gross examination, the tumour was 9.6 cm in diameter. The Ki-67 labelling index was 19.8%. High inguinal orchidectomy was performed, and 30 months after surgery the patient remains asymptomatic...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697899/somatostatin-analogues-in-acromegaly-and-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-past-present-and-future
#18
REVIEW
Kjell Öberg, Steven W J Lamberts
Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that arises when the pituitary gland secretes excess growth hormone (GH), which in turn stimulates a concomitant increase in serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels. Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NET) constitute a heterogeneous group of tumours that can secrete serotonin and a variety of peptide hormones that may cause characteristic symptoms known as carcinoid syndrome or other symptoms and hormonal hypersecretion syndromes depending on the tumour's site of origin...
December 2016: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673284/emerging-treatment-options-for-carcinoid-syndrome
#19
Matthew H Kulke
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September 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663565/initial-treatment-of-unresectable-neuroendocrine-tumor-liver-metastases-with-transarterial-chemoembolization-using-streptozotocin-a-20-year-experience
#20
Mashaal Dhir, Ruchi Shrestha, Jennifer L Steel, J Wallis Marsh, Allan Tsung, Mitchel E Tublin, Nikhil B Amesur, Philip D Orons, Ernesto Santos, David A Geller
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with neuroendocrine tumor liver metastases (NELM) present with multifocal disease and are not surgical candidates. We present our 20-year experience with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) using streptozotocin (STZ) in patients with initially unresectable NELM. METHODS: Patients with unresectable NELM treated with TACE using STZ at a single institution from 1995 to 2015 were identified after institutional board approval. Imaging was independently reviewed by a radiologist to evaluate for RECIST 1...
September 23, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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