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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914228/osteoblastic-extraosseous-osteosarcoma-of-the-neck
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Andro Košec, Majda Vučić, Vladimir Bedeković, Mirko Ivkić
Extraosseous osteosarcoma as a primary tumor of the neck is exceedingly rare, with only a few cases reported to date. The most appropriate therapy is still under investigation. We report a case of an aggressive, right-sided, advanced-stage extraosseous osteosarcoma in a female patient. A 48-year-old woman presented with a right-sided infra-parotid mass encompassing neck regions II and III, measuring over 6 cm in craniocaudal diameter. She was initially treated by wide surgical resection. The definitive histopathologic diagnosis was osteoblastic extraosseous osteosarcoma...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913051/erg-expression-in-multiple-myeloma-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall
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Juliana Knief, Katharina Reddemann, Jan Gliemroth, Swantje Brede, Tobias Bartscht, Christoph Thorns
INTRODUCTION: ERG expression has been described as a frequent event in prostate cancer indicating poor prognosis and promoting oncogenesis. It has also been demonstrated in Ewing's sarcoma, acute myeloid leukemia and acute T-lymphoblastic leukemia but could not be found in other epithelial tumors, Hodgkin's or Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We aimed to analyze ERG expression in multiple myeloma, following an index case of a patient with metastases of unknown origin in the spine strongly expressing ERG, which were thought to be of prostatic origin but turned out to be plasmacytic lesions...
November 3, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912991/malignant-spinal-cord-compression-adapting-conventional-rehabilitation-approaches
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Lisa Marie Ruppert
Spinal tumors are classically grouped into 3 categories: extradural, intradural extramedullary, and intradural intramedullary. Spinal tumors may cause spinal cord compression and vascular compromise resulting in pain or neurologic compromise. They may also alter the architecture of the spinal column, resulting in spinal instability. Oncologic management of spinal tumors varies according to the stability of the spine, neurologic status, and presence of pain. Treatment options include surgical intervention, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormonal manipulation...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909654/bone-substitutes-and-expanders-in-spine-surgery-a-review-of-their-fusion-efficacies
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Abhijeet Kadam, Paul W Millhouse, Christopher K Kepler, Kris E Radcliff, Michael G Fehlings, Michael E Janssen, Rick C Sasso, James J Benedict, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: A narrative review of literature. OBJECTIVE: This manuscript intends to provide a review of clinically relevant bone substitutes and bone expanders for spinal surgery in terms of efficacy and associated clinical outcomes, as reported in contemporary spine literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Ever since the introduction of allograft as a substitute for autologous bone in spinal surgery, a sea of literature has surfaced, evaluating both established and newly emerging fusion alternatives...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900552/giant-chordoma-in-the-thoracolumbar-spine-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Feifei Pu, Baichuan Wang, Jianxiang Liu, Fengxia Chen, Zengwu Shao
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. PURPOSE: We present a rare case of a giant chordoma in the thoracolumbar spine and review the current literature. We describe its complicated clinical progression, hoping to shed light on the clinical management of this complex tumor. METHODS: We present a previously healthy 41-year-old man who experienced progressive low back pain at T10-L2 for the past 2 years. A giant tumor was detected on magnetic resonance imaging, and aspiration biopsy was used to obtain a definite pathological diagnosis...
November 29, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895769/unusual-lower-back-pain-with-monocytosis-a-case-report
#6
Sheng-Cheng Wu, Tzu-Chuan Huang, Wen-Ya Yu, Yi-Ying Wu
There are numerous causes of lower back pain. In the oncological setting, spine metastasis from a solid tumor is the most common. However, hematological disorders should also be taken into consideration. The current study presents a case of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia with the initial presentation of chronic lower back pain, followed by symptoms that included urinary retention, stool incontinence and left gum swelling, in a patient who was eventually diagnosed with granulocytic sarcoma (GS) over the sacral region...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879953/elective-laminectomy-and-excision-of-the-thoracic-spine-neoplasm-an-evaluation-of-early-outcomes
#7
Pavan S Upadhyayula, John K Yue, Erik I Curtis, Joseph D Ciacci
BACKGROUND: Laminectomy plus excision of spinal neoplasms is commonly performed. The current study examines risk profiles associated with elective laminectomies of benign, malignant primary, and secondary/metastatic neoplasms of the thoracic spine. METHODS: Adult patients undergoing elective thoracic laminectomy and excision of spinal neoplasm were abstracted from ACS-NSQIP years 2011-2014. Patients were classified into three cohorts: benign primary, malignant primary, secondary/metastatic...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878812/perioperative-blood-transfusion-does-it-influence-survival-and-cancer-progression-in-metastatic-spine-tumor-surgery
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Aye Sandar Zaw, Shashidhar B Kantharajanna, Karthikeyan Maharajan, Barry Tan, Balamurugan Vellayappan, Naresh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in surgical techniques for spinal metastases, there is often substantial blood loss, resulting in patients requiring blood transfusion during the perioperative period. Allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) has been the main replenishment method for lost blood. However, the impact of ABT on cancer-related outcomes has been controversial in various studies. We aimed to evaluate the influence of perioperative ABT on disease progression and survival in patients undergoing metastatic spinal tumor surgery (MSTS)...
November 22, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876173/automated-detection-of-bone-metastatic-changes-using-serial-ct-scans
#9
Jihun Oh, Gyehyun Kim, Jaesung Lee, Minsu Cheon, Yongsup Park, Sewon Kim, Jonghyon Yi, Ho Yun Lee
Bone metastases resulting from a primary tumor invasion to the bone are common and cause significant morbidity in advanced cancer patients. Although the detection of bone metastases is often straightforward, it is difficult to identify their spread and track their changes, particularly in early stages. This paper presents a novel method that automatically finds the changes in appearance and the progress of bone metastases using longitudinal CT images. In contrast to previous methods based on nodule detection within a specific bone site in an individual CT scan, the approach in the present study is based on the subtraction between two registered CT volumes...
November 13, 2016: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875414/the-influence-of-histologic-subtype-in-predicting-survival-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-spinal-metastases
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Naresh Kumar, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Jiong Hao Tan, Aye S Zaw, Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, John Ruiz, Emily Stone
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent advancements in systemic treatment of lung cancer have significantly improved the survival of patients with certain histolopathologic and molecular subtypes. Existing prognostic scores do not account for this and patients with lung cancer spinal metastases are grouped together as poor prognostic candidates, and consequently, some may be inappropriately denied palliative spine surgery. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to study whether the expected survival in patients with lung cancer spinal metastases is affected by histolopathologic and molecular subtypes in the context of modern systemic therapy...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873505/hyperbaric-oxygen-pretreatment-improves-cognition-and-reduces-hippocampal-damage-via-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-in-a-rat-model
#11
Baisong Zhao, Yongying Pan, Zixin Wang, Haiping Xu, Xingrong Song
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) pretreatment on cognitive decline and neuronal damage in an Alzheimer's disease (AD) rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were divided into three groups: normal saline (NS), AD, and HBO+AD. In the AD group, amyloid β peptide (Aβ)₁₋₄₀ was injected into the hippocampal CA1 region of the brain. NS rats received NS injection. In the HBO+AD group, rats received 5 days of daily HBO therapy following Aβ₁₋₄₀ injection...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872537/large-retroperitoneal-extraosseous-osteosarcoma-invading-into-the-spine-a-case-report
#12
Anish P Nagpal, Somesh Chandra, Shaifali Goel
Extraosseous osteogenic sarcoma is a very rare malignant neoplasm. The most common sites are the extremities, thorax, and the abdomen. Retroperitoneal osteosarcomas are rare and very few cases have been reported. They are similar in their biology to high-grade soft tissue sarcomas. R0 resection appears to be the best possible treatment for these tumors but there are no published cases on how to manage them when it involves posterior and intra-spinal regions. We report a 62-year-old male who presented with a backache, and investigations revealed a large retroperitoneal fibrosarcoma invading into the lumbar spine, but was found to be an extra osseous osteosarcoma on final histopathological examination...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871571/spine-tumor-resection-among-patients-who-refuse-blood-product-transfusion-a-retrospective-case-series
#13
Alexandra E Kisilevsky, Liam Stobart, Kristine Roland, Alana M Flexman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the perioperative blood conservation strategies and postoperative outcomes in patients who undergo complex spinal surgery for tumor resection and who also refuse blood product transfusion. DESIGN: A retrospective case series. SETTING: A single-center, tertiary care and academic teaching hospital in Canada. PATIENTS: All adult patients undergoing elective major spine tumor resection and refusing blood product transfusion who were referred to our institutional Blood Utilization Program between June 1, 2004, and May 9, 2014...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869449/-diffuse-tenosynovial-giant-cell-tumor-of-the-cervical-spine-destroying-vertebra-c6-a%C3%A2-case-report
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Zdeněk Kinkor, Tomáš Svoboda, Petr Grossman, David Bludovský, Filip Heidenreich, Andrej Švec, Iveta Mečiarová
Presented is a case of 59-year-old woman with longstanding neck pain who has been promptly operated for spinal cord compression. Imaging studies disclosed ill-defined cervical paravertebral soft tissue mass at the level of vertebra C5/6 abutting left-sided intervertebral joint and destroying neighboring both vertebral arch and processus spinosus. Submitted specimen was interpreted as a possible metastatic skeletal process by clinicians and referring pathologist favored diagnosis of giant cell tumor/osteoclastoma of the bone...
2016: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867127/salvage-revision-surgery-after-inappropriate-approach-for-primary-spine-tumors-long-term-follow-up-in-56-cases
#15
Alessandro Luzzati, Gennaro Scotto, Giuseppe Perrucchini, Ali A Baaj, Carmine Zoccali
BACKGROUND: The mainstay treatment of primary malignant bone tumors is wide surgery in the spine as well. Unfortunately, most cases undergo the first approach in a non-specialized center; this often means adopting the inappropriate approach with contamination which consistently decreases the effectiveness of a second surgery. The aim of the present paper is to evaluate recurrence and survival rates after en-bloc resection. METHODS: All patients underwent wide resection by the senior author from January 1997 to December 2013 after the first inappropriate approach were reviewed...
November 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867120/transforaminal-resection-of-cervical-dumbbell-schwannomas-in-patients-with-additional-tumors
#16
Ji Zhang, Xiang-Heng Zhang, Zi-Feng Wang, You-Ping Li, Zheng-Quan Zhu, Ji-Cheng Sun, Zheng-He Chen, Shao-Yong Wu, Ke Sai, Jian Wang, Yong-Gao Mou, Zhong-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: It is rare for two primary tumors to occur simultaneously in a patient. Management of cervical dumbbell schwannomas (CDSs) with concurrent tumors (CTs) requires a specific neurosurgical strategy. The primary objective of this study is to investigate surgical strategies for CDSs with CTs while preserving as much of the mechanically relevant bone structures as possible. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twelve patients with concurrent CTs and CDSs were identified from three medical centers...
November 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865885/perforations-and-angulations-of-324-cervical-medial-cortical-pedicle-screws-a-possible-guide-to-avoid-lateral-perforations-with-use-of-pedicle-screws-in-lower-cervical-spine
#17
Bijjawara Mahesh, Bidre Upendra, Sekharappa Vijay, Kumar Arund, Reddy Srinivas
BACKGROUND: Context : More than half of the perforations reported with usage of cervical pedicle screws (CPS), are lateral perforations, endangering the vertebral artery. The medial cortical pedicle screw technique (MCPS) with partial drilling of the medial cortex, shifts the trajectory of pedicle screws medially, decreasing the lateral perforations. PURPOSE: To evaluate the decrease in lateral perforations of CPS with use of MCPS technique, in relation to medial angulation...
November 16, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863971/systemic-inaccuracies-in-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database-implications-for-accuracy-and-validity-for-neurosurgery-outcomes-research
#18
John D Rolston, Seunggu J Han, Edward F Chang
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) provides a rich database of North American surgical procedures and their complications. Yet no external source has validated the accuracy of the information within this database. Using records from the 2006 to 2013 NSQIP database, we used two methods to identify errors: (1) mismatches between the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code that was used to identify the surgical procedure, and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) post-operative diagnosis: i...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856389/mini-laparoscopy-of-removal-partial-adnexae-at-the-time-of-hysterectomy
#19
António Gutierrez Setúbal, João Sequeira Alves, Olga Lavado, Joana Faria
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe our technique of mini laparoscopic adnexectomy or salpingectomy at the time of total laparoscopic hysterectomy DESIGN: Step-by-step video explanation of our technique SETTING: The advantages of laparoscopic surgery have been widely recognised in the past two decades: improved vision, exposure, reduction in operative trauma because of smaller incisions and more gentle tissue´s handling, that result in a faster postoperative recovery. The technology development has allowed the use of smaller caliber instruments while maintaining the high standard surgical performance...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856382/prognostic-determinants-and-treatment-outcomes-analysis-of-osteosarcoma-and-ewing-sarcoma-of-the-spine
#20
Armin Arshi, Justin Sharim, Don Y Park, Howard Y Park, Hamed Yazdanshenas, Nicholas M Bernthal, Arya N Shamie
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Osteosarcoma (OGS) and Ewing sarcoma (EWS) are the two classic primary malignant bone tumors. Due to the rarity of these tumors, evidence on demographics, survival determinants, and treatment outcomes for primary disease of the spine are limited and derived from small case series. PURPOSE: To use population-level data to determine the epidemiology and prognostic indicators in patients with OGS and EWS of the osseous spine. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Large-scale retrospective study...
November 14, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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