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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325721/carcinosarcoma-of-the-bladder-following-local-schistosomiasis-infection
#1
Victor Srougi, Fabio P Gallucci, Romulo L Mattedi, Miguel Srougi
A young patient from central Africa presented acute renal insufficiency due to extrinsic compression of the distal ureters by a pelvic mass. After initial medical management, a biopsy revealed poorly differentiated bladder cancer and Schistosoma haematobium eggs embedded in the bladder wall. The initial workup showed evidence of locoregional disease. Radical cystectomy with an incontinent urinary diversion was performed with no complications. Carcinosarcoma of the bladder was diagnosed by pathological analysis of the surgical specimen...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319579/vulvar-carcinosarcoma-composed-of-intestinal-type-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-associated-with-anaplastic-pleomorphic-and-spindle-cell-carcinoma-and-heterologous-chondrosarcomatous-and-osteosarcomatous-elements-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Leonardo Lordello, Patricia Webb, Esther Oliva
Carcinosarcomas (CS) are exceedingly rare in the vulva, with only 3 cases reported in the English literature, associated with squamous cell carcinoma (2) or spiradenocarcinoma (1). We first report a vulvar CS with intestinal-type mucinous adenocarcinoma associated with anaplastic pleomorphic and spindle cell carcinoma and heterologous chondro- and osteosarcomatous elements in a 62-year-old woman, who presented with a painless, slow-growing vulvar cyst for almost 2 years, that rapidly enlarged and hardened in the last 4 months forming a mass...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319572/sarcomatous-component-in-uterine-carcinosarcomas-correlates-with-advanced-stage-and-poorer-prognosis
#3
Mirna B Podoll, Mana Moghadamfalahi, Erin Faber, Julie Ann Bishop, Houda Alatassi
Uterine carcinosarcomas, also known as malignant-mixed mullerian tumors, are rare and highly aggressive tumors whose prognostic factors remain controversial. The stage at the time of presentation is the most important prognostic factor thus far, but little information exists on the prognostic impact of the sarcomatous component (SC) in these tumors. We reviewed 21 cases of uterine carcinosarcomas and estimated the volume of the SC in each case. This information was correlated with the stage of the tumor at presentation...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318763/pancreatic-carcinosarcoma-a-case-report-highlighting-computed-tomography-characteristics
#4
Steven Mszyco, Leslie Teng, Joseph Annunziata, Matthew S Hartman
Primary pancreatic carcinosarcoma is a rare and malignant neoplasm arising within the pancreas. With fewer than a dozen cases ever reported, the recognition and treatment of this rare phenomenon can be difficult. We describe the case of an 85-year-old man who presented with vague right upper quadrant and epigastric abdominal pain and was found to have a pancreatic mass on ultrasound and computed tomography. The patient underwent open pancreaticoduodenectomy and was found to have pancreatic carcinosarcoma on microscopic evaluation...
January 27, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318642/stage-i-uterine-carcinosarcoma-matched-cohort-analyses-for-lymphadenectomy-chemotherapy-and-brachytherapy
#5
Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Margaux Kanis, Masha Kocherginsky, Jonathan B Strauss, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVE: To determine if lymphadenectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are associated with survival benefit among women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma. METHODS: Women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma (n=5614) were identified from the 1998-2013 National Cancer Data Base. Kaplan-Meier survival estimates and Cox proportional-hazards regression models were used to evaluate predictors of overall survival. Effects of these predictors were also estimated using propensity score matched analyses for lymphadenectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiotherapy...
January 12, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317560/stage-i-uterine-carcinosarcoma-matched-cohort-analyses-for-lymphadenectomy-chemotherapy-and-brachytherapy
#6
Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Margaux Kanis, Masha Kocherginsky, Jonathan B Strauss, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVE: To determine if lymphadenectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are associated with survival benefit among women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma. METHODS: Women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma (n=5614) were identified from the 1998-2013 National Cancer Data Base. Kaplan-Meier survival estimates and Cox proportional-hazards regression models were used to evaluate predictors of overall survival. Effects of these predictors were also estimated using propensity score matched analyses for lymphadenectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiotherapy...
April 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296680/primitive-neuroectodermal-tumors-of-the-female-genital-tract-a-morphologic-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-study-of-19-cases
#7
Sarah Chiang, Matija Snuderl, Sakiko Kojiro-Sanada, Ariadna Quer Pi-Sunyer, Dean Daya, Tohru Hayashi, Luisanna Bosincu, Fumihiro Ogawa, Andrew E Rosenberg, Lars-Christian Horn, Lu Wang, A John Iafrate, Esther Oliva
Primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the female genital tract is rare, and its proper classification remains unclear. The clinical, histologic, and immunophenotypic features as well as EWSR1 rearrangement status of 19 gynecologic PNETs, including 10 ovarian, 8 uterine, and 1 vulvar tumors, are herein reported. Patient age ranged from 12 to 68 years, with a median age of 20 and 51 years among those with ovarian and uterine PNETs, respectively. Morphologic features of central nervous system (CNS) tumors were seen in 15 PNETs, including 9 medulloblastomas, 3 ependymomas, 2 medulloepitheliomas, and 1 glioblastoma, consistent with central PNET...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292439/integrated-molecular-characterization-of-uterine-carcinosarcoma
#8
Andrew D Cherniack, Hui Shen, Vonn Walter, Chip Stewart, Bradley A Murray, Reanne Bowlby, Xin Hu, Shiyun Ling, Robert A Soslow, Russell R Broaddus, Rosemary E Zuna, Gordon Robertson, Peter W Laird, Raju Kucherlapati, Gordon B Mills, John N Weinstein, Jiashan Zhang, Rehan Akbani, Douglas A Levine
We performed genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic characterizations of uterine carcinosarcomas (UCSs). Cohort samples had extensive copy-number alterations and highly recurrent somatic mutations. Frequent mutations were found in TP53, PTEN, PIK3CA, PPP2R1A, FBXW7, and KRAS, similar to endometrioid and serous uterine carcinomas. Transcriptome sequencing identified a strong epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) gene signature in a subset of cases that was attributable to epigenetic alterations at microRNA promoters...
March 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277313/the-impact-of-androgen-receptor-expression-on-endometrial-carcinoma-recurrence-and-survival
#9
Zaid Mahdi, Eman Abdulfatah, Vishakha Pardeshi, Oudai Hassan, Daniel Schultz, Robert Morris, Michele L Cote, Mohamed A Elshaikh, Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay, Rouba Ali-Fehmi
Endometrial carcinomas (ECs) are the most common gynecologic cancers in the western world. The impact of androgen receptor (AR) on clinicopathologic parameters of EC is not well studied. The aim of our study is to assess the role of AR expression in ECs and correlate its expression with estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR). A retrospective review of 261 EC was conducted. H&E slides were reviewed and clinicopathologic parameters were analyzed. Immunohistochemical stains for AR, ER, and PR was performed on tissue microarray...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247037/accuracy-of-pre-operative-hysteroscopic-guided-biopsy-for-predicting-final-pathology-in-uterine-malignancies
#10
Fabio Martinelli, Antonino Ditto, Giorgio Bogani, Mauro Signorelli, Valentina Chiappa, Domenica Lorusso, Edward Haeusler, Francesco Raspagliesi
PURPOSE: To evaluate concordance (C) between pre-operative hysteroscopic-directed sampling and final pathology in uterine cancers. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional evaluation of prospectively collected data of women who underwent hysterectomy for uterine malignancies and a previous hysteroscopic-guided biopsy was performed. Diagnostic concordance between pre-operative (hysteroscopic biopsy) and postoperative (uterine specimen) histology was evaluated. In endometrioid-endometrial cancers cases Kappa (k) statistics was applied to evaluate agreement for grading (G) between the preoperative and final pathology...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246921/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-uterine-sarcoma-and-mimickers
#11
REVIEW
Matthias Barral, Vinciane Placé, Raphaël Dautry, Sandra Bendavid, Françoise Cornelis, Romain Foucher, Youcef Guerrache, Philippe Soyer
Uterine myometrial tumors are predominantly benign conditions that affect one-third of women and represent the main indication for hysterectomy. Preoperative imaging is of utmost importance for characterization and for precise mapping of myometrial tumors to best guide therapeutic strategy. New minimally invasive therapeutic strategies including morcellation, myolysis, uterine artery embolization and image-guided radiofrequency or focused ultrasound ablation have been developed for the treatment of uterine leiomyoma...
February 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221217/interobserver-reproducibility-among-gynecologic-pathologists-in-diagnosing-heterologous-osteosarcomatous-component-in-gynecologic-tract-carcinosarcomas
#12
Ankur R Sangoi, Malti Kshirsagar, Andres A Roma, Andrew E Horvai, Mamatha Chivukula, Lora H Ellenson, Oluwole Fadare, Ann K Folkins, Karuna Garg, Krisztina Hanley, Teri A Longacre, Jacqueline Haas, W Glenn McCluggage, Jesse K McKenney, Marisa R Nucci, Esther Oliva, Kay J Park, Vinita Parkash, Charles M Quick, Joseph T Rabban, Joanne K L Rutgers, Robert Soslow, Russell Vang, Anna Yemelyanova, Charles Zaloudek, Andrew H Beck
Distinguishing hyalinized stroma from osteoid production by a heterologous osteosarcomatous component can be challenging in gynecologic tract carcinosarcomas. As heterologous components in a carcinosarcoma may have prognostic and therapeutic implications, it is important that these are recognized. This study examines interobserver reproducibility among gynecologic pathologists in the diagnosis of osteosarcomatous components, and its correlation with expression of the novel antibody SATB2 (marker of osteoblastic differentiation) in these osteosarcomatous foci...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215838/impact-of-adjuvant-therapy-on-recurrence-patterns-in-stage-i-uterine-carcinosarcoma
#13
Koji Matsuo, Kohei Omatsu, Malcolm S Ross, Marian S Johnson, Mayu Yunokawa, Merieme M Klobocista, Dwight D Im, Stephen H Bush, Yutaka Ueda, Tadao Takano, Erin A Blake, Kosei Hasegawa, Tsukasa Baba, Masako Shida, Shinya Satoh, Takuhei Yokoyama, Hiroko Machida, Sosuke Adachi, Yuji Ikeda, Keita Iwasaki, Takahito M Miyake, Shiori Yanai, Masato Nishimura, Tadayoshi Nagano, Munetaka Takekuma, Satoshi Takeuchi, Tanja Pejovic, Mian Mk Shahzad, Frederick R Ueland, Joseph L Kelley, Lynda D Roman
BACKGROUND: To examine recurrence patterns in women with stage I uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) stratified by adjuvant therapy pattern. METHODS: We examined 443 cases of stage I UCS derived from a retrospective cohort of 1192 UCS cases from 26 institutions. Adjuvant therapy patterns after primary hysterectomy-based surgery were correlated to recurrence patterns. RESULTS: The most common adjuvant therapy was chemotherapy alone (41.5%) followed by chemotherapy/radiotherapy (15...
February 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214205/synchronous-carcinosarcoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-with-adenoid-basal-carcinoma-and-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-iii-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Yuan Lin, Hanrui Chen, Ziyin Ye, Li Ding, Qinghua Cao, Ling Xue
Carcinosarcoma and adenoid basal carcinoma (ABC) are both rare lesions in uterine cervix. There were only 5 cases of cervical carcinosarcoma combined with ABC and/without cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) reported in English literature. These limited studies showed that there was a strong association between HPV, carcinosarcoma, ABC and CIN, suggesting a common etiology for these lesions. Here, we present the case of a 65-year-old woman with cervical carcinosarcoma combined with ABC and CIN III. However, HPV-16, 18, 31 and 33 was negative in the cervical carcinosarcoma tissue by in situ hybridization detection...
February 7, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193280/functional-role-of-alk-related-signal-cascades-on-modulation-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-apoptosis-in-uterine-carcinosarcoma
#15
H Inoue, M Hashimura, M Akiya, R Chiba, M Saegusa
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), which is a receptor tyrosine kinase, is essentially and transiently expressed in the developing nervous system. Recently, the deregulated expression of full-length ALK has been observed in some primary solid tumors, but little is known about its involvement in the tumorigenesis of uterine carcinosarcomas (UCSs). Here we examined the functional role of the ALK gene in UCSs. METHODS: Regulation and function of the ALK gene were assessed using two endometrial carcinoma cell lines...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178664/identification-of-distinct-molecular-subtypes-of-uterine-carcinosarcoma
#16
Yang An, Haojie Wang, Jingyao Jie, Yitai Tang, Weijuan Zhang, Shaoping Ji, Xiangqian Guo
Uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) is a rare but lethal neoplasm with high metastasis and recurrence rate, and to date, no molecular classification of UCS has been defined to achieve targeted therapies. In this study, we identified two distinct molecular subtypes of UCS with distinct gene expression patterns and clinicopathologic characteristics. Subtype I UCS recapitulates low-grade UCS, in contrast subtype II UCS represents high-grade UCS with higher tumor invasion rate and tumor weight. Interestingly, subtype I UCS is characterized by cell adhesion and apoptosis pathways, whereas genes over-expressed in subtype II UCS are more involved in myogenesis/muscle development...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159409/disparities-in-receipt-of-care-for-high-grade-endometrial-cancer-a-national-cancer-data-base-analysis
#17
Amy J Bregar, J Alejandro Rauh-Hain, Ryan Spencer, Joel T Clemmer, John O Schorge, Laurel W Rice, Marcela G Del Carmen
PURPOSE: To examine patterns of care and survival for Hispanic women compared to white and African American women with high-grade endometrial cancer. METHODS: We utilized the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to identify women diagnosed with uterine grade 3 endometrioid adenocarcinoma, carcinosarcoma, clear cell carcinoma and papillary serous carcinoma between 2003 and 2011. The effect of treatment on survival was analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method. Factors predictive of outcome were compared using the Cox proportional hazards model...
February 1, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141643/primary-carcinosarcoma-of-the-parotid-gland-mimicking-as-parotid-abscess-with-deep-neck-infection
#18
Huu Ngoc Minh Phan, Yong Tae Hong, Ki Hwan Hong
Carcinosarcoma, true malignant mixed tumor, of the parotid is an extremely rare tumor. Pathologically, it is composed of malignant epithelial and malignant mesenchymal elements. The carcinosarcoma of the salivary glands comprised only 0.04% to 0.16% of all malignant salivary tumors with 65% occurring in the parotid gland. This tumor has an aggressive characteristic and is often regarded as a high-grade tumor with distant metastasis occurring in 54% of the patients. Patients usually present between 60 and 65 years of age and most series report no sex predominance...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125702/clinical-significance-of-programmed-death-ligand%C3%A2-1-and-intra-tumoral-cd8-t-lymphocytes-in-ovarian-carcinosarcoma
#19
Jun Zhu, Hao Wen, Xingzhu Ju, Rui Bi, Wenjia Zuo, Xiaohua Wu
Ovarian carcinosarcoma (OCS) accounts for high mortality and lacks effective therapeutic methods. So far, we lack reliable biomarkers capable of predicting the risk of aggressive course of the disease. Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) is expressed in various tumors, and antibodies targeting its receptor programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) are emerging cancer therapeutics. This study was designed to evaluate the expression of PD-L1 and intratumoral CD8+ T lymphocytes by immunohistochemistry from 19 OCS patients who underwent primary surgery at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121946/pancreatic-carcinosarcoma-with-rare-long-term-survival-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
Zhe Jia, Ke Zhang, RongHai Huang, XinGang Zhou, Li Jiang
PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a rare case of pancreatic carcinosarcoma involving a 44-year-old woman. The patient complained of discomfort associated with the upper abdomen and jaundice of skin and sclera for 1 week. DIAGNOSES: After hospitalization, relevant examinations were completed. The disease was diagnosed as carcinoma of the pancreatic head. INTERVENTIONS: Whipple procedure was conducted in May 2013. Intraoperative exploration indicated 2 components of the tumor: a fish-shaped gray matter and a hard structure similar to cancellous bone...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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