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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203496/management-of-bronchopleural-fistula-complicated-by-skin-wound-necrosis-after-thoracomyoplasty
#1
Duilio Divisi, Mirko Barone, Gino Zaccagna, William Di Francescantonio, Roberto Crisci
Skin necrosis is a rare complication after thoracomyoplasty and usually needs conservative treatment. We described positive findings with surgical approach. A 54-year-old man showed bronchopleural fistula after undergoing right pneumonectomy for lung cancer, treated with thoracomyoplasty. On the 20th postoperative day, a skin wound lesion was noted, whose deterioration required a skin flap transposition. Patient was discharged from hospital on the 7th postoperative day and did not show relapse at the 7th year follow-up...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195888/a-novel-application-of-double-paddle-peroneal-chimeric-flap-as-external-sentinel-monitor-in-hypopharyngeal-reconstruction
#2
Jung-Hua Hsueh, Yu-Hsuan Hsieh, Ying-Sheng Lin, Yaoh-Shiang Lin, Kuo-Chung Yang, Wen-Chung Liu
OBJECTIVES: Monitoring the viability of buried free flaps in hypopharyngeal reconstruction is difficult. Various methods have been proposed to monitor these buried flaps, but limitations remain. METHOD: We present a method of using double-paddle chimeric peroneal flaps that permanently externalizes a flap skin paddle as a monitoring paddle in hypopharyngeal reconstructions. This study was performed in a medical center in southern Taiwan; between 2013 and 2015, 10 patients underwent double-paddle chimeric peroneal flap reconstruction in advanced stages of hypopharyngeal cancer...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195845/an-analysis-of-laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer
#3
Teo Soleymani, Michael Abrouk, Kristen M Kelly
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer remains the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States, and its burden on the health care system remains substantial. Standard treatments such as cryosurgery, electrodessication and curettage, topical and photodynamic therapies, and surgical excision including Mohs micrographic surgery are not without inherent morbidity, including risk of bleeding, infection, and scar. OBJECTIVE: Lasers may be an alternative for treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer, and this paper reviews this therapeutic option...
February 9, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195452/practical-indications-for-the-management-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-patients
#4
Alessandro DI Stefani, Laura Del Regno, Alfredo Piccerillo, Ketty Peris
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), together encompassed in the term non--melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), are the most common cancers among fair--skinned populations. Individuating accurate risk stratification of NMSC patients is crucial to select different options among various treatment strategies. The majority of low risk NMSCs are easily treated with surgery, offering excellent cure rates and cosmetic results. Other treatment modalities include physical destruction (curettage, cautery and cryotherapy), chemical destruction (photodynamic therapy and topical 5--flurouracil) and immunomodulatory therapy (topical imiquimod)...
February 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194541/undermining-plastic-surgery-as-a%C3%A2-possible-option-for-treating-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-forehead
#5
Georgi Tchernev, Ivan Pidakev, Ilia Lozev, Torello Lotti, Jose Carlos Cardoso, James W Patterson
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cutaneous cancer. Although most cases can be cured with simple surgical procedures and are associated with a good prognosis, a minority of BCCs may pose significant therapeutic challenges. This occurs mostly in cases of so-called advanced BCC, which a loosely defined term that encompasses locally advanced lesions and tumors with metastatic spread. Treatment of these cases is often complex and sometimes may need combinations of therapeutic modalities, including surgery, radiotherapy and/or targeted therapy directed towards sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling pathways, such as vismodegib...
February 13, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191804/does-alternative-and-traditional-wasam-local-cautery-therapy-facilitate-an-early-and-more-extensive-locoregional-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
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INTRODUCTION: A large heterogeneous group of unproven remedies exist to treat cancer in both developed and developing countries. Some of these remedies often do more harm than good to the patients. The traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures. The traditional medicine in Oman is based on herbal treatment and skin treatment (massage, Cupping and skin burn "cautery" treatment-known as Wasam or Kaiy)...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188513/breast-metastasis-of-pulmonary-pleomorphic-carcinoma-a-case-report
#7
Tomoyuki Fujita, Hajime Nishimura, Ryoichi Kondo, Kinya Furukawa, Yukio Morishita, Minoru Fujimori
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer rarely metastasizes to the breast, and breast metastasis of pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma has not been previously reported. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 66-year-old woman who became aware of a mass in the right breast and visited a physician. She was referred to our department for close examination, upon which she was diagnosed with double cancer (right breast cancer and left lung cancer). Needle biopsy findings for the mammary tumor were similar to those for the lung biopsy specimen, but spindle cell or metaplastic carcinoma were possibilities...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183255/melanoma-adjuvant-treatment-current-insight-and-clinical-features
#8
Carmine D Aniello, Francesco Perri, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Chiara Della Pepa, Salvatore Pisconti, Vincenzo Montesarchio, Nicolas Wernert, Mayra Rachele Zarone, Michele Caraglia, Gaetano Facchini, Massimiliano Berretta, Carla Cavaliere
Melanoma represents 2-3% of all cancers, 95% of them arise from skin, while only 5% are non-cutaneous melanoma. Despite an optimal surgery management, the risk of a local and systemic relapse remains high, particularly in high-risk patients (node-positive or node-negative T3b, T4 a/b). We conducted a systematic review of the main published and ongoing phase I/II/III trials between 2000 and June 2015 on the adjuvant treatment of cutaneous melanoma. The IFN remains the only option currently available for this aim...
February 8, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183159/a-novel-schedule-of-accelerated-partial-breast-radiation-using-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-elderly-patients-survival-and-toxicity-analysis-of-a-prospective-clinical-trial
#9
Mutlay Sayan, Karen Wilson, Carl Nelson, Havaleh Gagne, Deborah Rubin, Ruth Heimann
Purpose: Several accelerated partial breast radiation (APBR) techniques have been investigated in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC); however, the optimal treatment delivery techniques remain unclear. We evaluated the feasibility and toxicity of APBR delivered using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in elderly patients with stage I BC, using a novel fractionation schedule. Materials and Methods: Forty-two patients aged ≥65 years, with stage I BC who underwent breast conserving surgery were enrolled in a phase I/II study evaluating APBR using IMRT...
February 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162950/nipple-sparing-mastectomy-for-the-management-of-recurrent-breast-cancer
#10
Brittany L Murphy, Judy C Boughey, Tina J Hieken
INTRODUCTION: For patients who have an ipsilateral breast cancer recurrence following prior breast-conserving surgery and radiation, total mastectomy generally is recommended. However, little is known about the suitability and outcomes of nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) with immediate breast reconstruction for the treatment of recurrent breast cancer, prompting this investigation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1008 patients scheduled for NSM for breast cancer treatment at our institution between January 2009 and June 2016, we identified all patients who underwent surgery for ipsilateral recurrent breast cancer...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151776/lymph-nodes-capsular-naevi-are-associated-with-high-naevus-count-in-melanoma-patients-a-case-control-study
#11
Simone Ribero, Caterina Longo, Francesca Specchio, Simonetta Piana, Fabio Castagnetti, Elvira Moscarella, Aimilios Lallas, Roberto Alfano, Giuseppe Argenziano
Capsular naevi (CNs) in lymph nodes (LNs) are relatively common, occurring in 3-22% of patients who undergo LN surgery for melanoma. Naevus count is one of the principal risk factors for melanoma, as well as a prognostic factor in melanoma patients. However, little is known about the occurrence of CN in melanoma patients on the basis of their naevus count. A case-control study was performed, to look at the naevus count differences between CN-positive and CN-negative melanoma patients. Cases (CN positive) were matched for age, sex and Breslow thickness with controls (CN negative)...
February 1, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150389/diagnostic-agreement-and-interobserver-concordance-with-teledermoscopy-referrals
#12
J Dahlén Gyllencreutz, J Paoli, M Bjellerup, Z Bucharbajeva, H Gonzalez, K Nielsen, C Sandberg, I Synnerstad, K Terstappen, A-M Wennberg Larkö
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers are among the fastest increasing malignancies in many countries. With the help of new tools, such as teledermoscopy referrals between Primary Health Care and Dermatology clinics, the management of these patients could be made more efficient. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic agreement and interobserver concordance achieved when assessing referrals sent through a mobile teledermoscopic referral system as compared to referrals sent via the current paper-based system without images...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149250/the-modified-use-of-surfasoft%C3%A2-in-skin-grafts-case-series
#13
A Salibi, M Chasapi, A Farroha
Surfasoft® is a monofilament woven polyamide thread. Its use over skin grafts has always been combined with other occlusive dressings. Its rapid application and transparent property makes it an ideal primary dressing in the absence of any occlusive layers after the first two days following skin graft application. We describe this modified use in our case series. We modified the use of Surfasoft® in four different burns patients and one skin cancer case. Surfasoft® was predominantly used on difficult sites and secured with either staples or sutures...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145935/the-rapid-development-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-on-the-nasal-dorsum-of-a-patient-receiving-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Daiki Senda, Erika Ando, Doruk Orgun, Masatoshi Horiguchi, Atsushi Arakawa, Akiko Matsuda, Hiroshi Mizuno, Ayato Hayashi
The risk of cancer is significantly increased in patients undergoing renal transplant surgery than in the general population. In particular, skin cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in these patients.A 34-year-old man underwent living renal transplantation for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. After 18 months, he developed a lesion on the nasal dorsum, approximately 1 cm in size, and the lesion rapidly expanded to cover the entire dorsum.Owing to its rapid expansion, the lesion was suspected to be a malignant tumor and wide excision was planned...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143558/lung-metastases-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-the-rssearch%C3%A2-patient-registry-s-experience
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Anthony Ricco, Joanne Davis, William Rate, Jun Yang, David Perry, John Pablo, David D'Ambrosio, Sanjeev Sharma, Srinath Sundararaman, James Kolker, Kimberly M Creach, Rachelle Lanciano
OBJECTIVES: To report overall survival and local control for patients identified in the RSSearch® Patient Registry with metastatic cancer to the lung treated with SBRT. METHODS: Seven hundred two patients were identified with lung metastases in the RSSearch® Registry. Of these patients, 577 patients had SBRT dose and fractionation information available. Patients were excluded if they received prior surgery, radiation, or radiofrequency ablation to the SBRT treated area...
February 1, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133343/-two-cases-of-stromal-sarcoma-of-the-breast
#16
Hiroyuki Takahashi, Satoshi Inaba, Hidehiko Yabuki
Stromal sarcoma of the breast is a very rare disease accounting for 0.03%of primary breast malignant tumors. From 1995 to 2014, 384 patients with primary breast malignant tumors underwent resection at our institution, of which 2 cases(0.5%) were stromal sarcoma of the breast. Case 1: A woman aged in her 50's presented with a painful lump spanning the right breast identified 7-8 months previously by palpation. The patient first visited the outpatient department at our hospital when the lump gradually increased in size and bleeding from the breast was observed...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133306/-effectiveness-of-irinotecan-s-1-and-bevacizumab-for-rectal-cancer-with-lung-and-skin-metastases-after-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Kiyotaka Hagihara, Masataka Ikeda, Sakae Maeda, Mamoru Uemura, Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, Masakazu Miyake, Naoki Hama, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Atsushi Miyamoto, Hideyasu Omiya, Michihiko Miyazaki, Motohiro Hirao, Koji Takami, Shoji Nakamori, Mitsugu Sekimoto
A 50-year-old woman with a chief complaint of bloody stools was diagnosed with rectal cancer via colonoscopy. Laparoscopic rectal anterior resection with D3 lymph node dissection was performed in June 2014. The pathological diagnosis was pStage III a(Ra, pT3, N1)cancer, and the patient received 8 courses of XELOX as postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy. During follow-up at 12 months after surgery, chest computed tomography revealed a mass in the left lingular segment measuring 25mm in diameter and multiple small nodules in both the lungs, indicating lung metastases...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133285/-primary-breast-cancer-in-a-man
#18
Miho Watanabe, Katsuhisa Enomoto, Kenichi Sakurai
A 76-year-old man noticed a tumor under his right nipple. Mammography revealed an irregularly shaped nodule in the right breast. Ultrasonography showed a 20mm irregularly shaped nodule in the central area. MRI showed an 18mm irregularly shaped nodule in the central area with skin invasion. On core needle biopsy, the tumor was diagnosed as an invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast. The patient underwent a mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection. Histopathologically, the patient was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma(scirrhous carcinoma)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133171/-gastric-cancer-diagnosed-with-metastasis-of-the-navel-sister-mary-joseph-s-nodule-a-case-report
#19
Tomohiro Katayama, Takaaki Ishii, Takeshi Tono, Yusuke Okubo, Koji Shinozaki, Yasuhito Kawasaki, Shuho Senba, Seiji Yasuda, Minoru Otsuru
A woman in her 60s was admitted to our hospital with pain and induration of the navel. She was diagnosed with gastric cancer with metastasis to the navel and underwent total gastrectomy and navel extraction. Because disseminated nodules were detected in the Douglas pouch and sigmoid colon, sigmoidectomy was performed to prevent bowel obstruction. The navel tumor was histologically diagnosed as a metastasis of the gastric cancer. One month after surgery, a chest skin tumor, which was also a skin metastasis of the gastric cancer[T4aN3M1(SKI, OTH)H0P1, fStage IV ], was detected, and tumor enucleation was performed...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133087/-a-case-of-carcinoma-associated-with-an-anal-fistula-repaired-using-a-hatchet-flap-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#20
Masatoshi Kuroda, Eiji Ikeda, Nobuji Yokoyama, Masaichi Kenmotsu, Shoji Takagi, Toshihisa Yamano
The patient was a 53-year-old man who complained of perianal pain. He had a 20-year history of an anal fistula. There was a 10 cm tumor with mucin-like discharge on the left side of the anus. His CEA level was high, at 7.3 ng/mL, and T2-weighted MRI revealed a multilocular cystic tumor with high signal intensity. The second biopsy result indicated mucinous adenocarcinoma. We performed neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. The chemotherapy regimen was TS-1 with radiation therapy, along with 4-port irradiation(50.4 Gy)of the primary tumor, located at the interior of the pelvis and inguinal lymph nodes...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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