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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739748/application-of-localization-and-needle-placement-guided-by-mammographic-ultrasound-and-fiberoptic-ductoscopy-for-resection-of-non-palpable-breast-lesions
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Zhu Yuan, Xiang Qu, Zhong-Tao Zhang, Wen G Jiang
AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of localization needles under mammographic, ultrasound or fiberoptic ductoscopy guidance for non-palpable breast lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-three patients undergoing needle localization and biopsy of non-palpable breast lesions under mammographic, ultrasound or fiberoptic ductoscopy guidance from June 2013 to December 2014 in Beijing Friendship Hospital were included in the study. The preoperative imaging assessment, application of localization needles, surgical operation and pathological examination were recorded and analyzed retrospectively...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727149/aortic-microcalcification-associates-with-elastin-fragmentation-in-marfan-syndrome
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Shaynah A Wanga, Stijntje Hibender, Yanto Ridwan, Cindy van Roomen, Mariska Vos, Ingeborg van der Made, Nicole van Vliet, Romy Franken, Luigi Amjg van Riel, Maarten Groenink, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara Jm Mulder, Carlie Jm de Vries, Jeroen Essers, Vivian de Waard
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder, in which aortic rupture is the major cause of death. MFS patients with an aortic diameter below the advised limit for prophylactic surgery (<5cm) may unexpectedly experience an aortic dissection or rupture, despite yearly monitoring. Hence, there is a clear need for improved prognostic markers to predict such aortic events. We hypothesize that elastin fragments play a causal role in aortic calcification in MFS and that microcalcification serves as a marker for aortic disease severity...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713499/relationship-among-mammographic-findings-with-histopathologic-type-of-breast-cancer-and-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-her2-in-young-women
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Donya Farrokh, Samineh Boloursaz, Fatemeh Homai
INTRODUCTION: Radiological measures to diagnose breast cancer, including mammographic and ultrasound assessments in young women, are associated with restrictions affecting the use of this tool. No adequate information is available on mammography view in young people with breast cancer and its relationship with pathologic type and epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) as a prognostic marker, especially in the Iranian race. This study was conducted to examine the relationship between mammographic findings of young women with breast cancer with diagnosed histopathologic type and HER2 marker status...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699990/likelihood-of-malignancy-in-thyroid-nodules-according-to-a-proposed-thyroid-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-ti-rads-classification-merging-suspicious-and-benign-ultrasound-features
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Ricardo Luiz Costantin Delfim, Leticia Carrasco Garcez da Veiga, Ana Paula Aguiar Vidal, Flávia Paiva Proença Lobo Lopes, Mário Vaisman, Patrícia de Fatima Dos Santos Teixeira
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the ultrasound features of benign and malignant thyroid nodules and evaluate the likelihood of malignancy associated with each feature according to the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology and histopathology. With this analysis, we propose a new TI-RADS classification system. Materials and methods: The likelihood of malignancy from ultrasound features were assessed in 1413 thyroid nodules according to the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology and histopathological findings...
May 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695812/clinical-and-sonographic-features-of-mammary-paget-s-disease
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Yao Wei, Qingli Zhu, Jianchu Li, Yuxin Jiang
Objective To summarize the clinical and sonographic features of mammary Paget's disease (MPD). Methods Totally 34 female patients with pathologically confirmed MPD were retrospectively recruited. According to diagnosis,the clinical data and sonographic findings were reviewed and analyzed. Results Among these 34 patients,7 patients had single MPD; in the remaining 27 patients,16 were accompanied by invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC),7 by ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS),3 by both IDC and DCIS,and 1 by other pathologic types of carcinoma...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693244/improvement-of-diagnostic-efficiency-in-distinguishing-the-benign-and-malignant-thyroid-nodules-via-conventional-ultrasound-combined-with-ultrasound-contrast-and-elastography
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Mei-Juan Liu, Yan-Ming Men, Yong-Lin Zhang, Yu-Xi Zhang, Hao Liu
We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic values of conventional ultrasound (US), ultrasound contrast (UC) and ultrasound elastography (UE) in distinguishing the benign and malignant thyroid nodules. A total of 100 patients with thyroid nodules receiving operative treatment were selected; they underwent the conventional US, UE and UC examinations before operation, respectively. The nodules received pathological examination after operation to distinguish benign from malignant lesions. The sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accordance rate of each diagnostic method was evaluated by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, and the area under the curve (AUC) of ROC was calculated...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687736/association-between-braf-v600e-mutation-and-ultrasound-features-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-patients-with-and-without-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Qin Zhang, Bo-Ji Liu, Wei-Wei Ren, Ya-Ping He, Xiao-Long Li, Chong-Ke Zhao, Yi-Feng Zhang, Wen-Wen Yue, Jia-Yi Zheng, Hui-Xiong Xu
To assess the association between BRAF V600E mutation and ultrasound (US) features in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients with and without Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). We retrospectively reviewed the US features and status of BRAF V600E mutation in 438 consecutive patients with surgically confirmed PTCs. The association between BRAF mutation and US features were analyzed. In addition, we conducted subgroup analyses in terms of coexistent HT. The BRAF mutation was found in 86.5% of patients (379 of 438)...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673535/nipple-sparing-and-skin-sparing-mastectomy-review-of-aims-oncological-safety-and-contraindications
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Viviana Galimberti, Elisa Vicini, Giovanni Corso, Consuelo Morigi, Sabrina Fontana, Virgilio Sacchini, Paolo Veronesi
Skin-sparing (SSM) and nipple-sparing (NSM) mastectomies are relatively new conservative surgical approaches to breast cancer. In SSM most of the breast skin is conserved to create a pocket that facilitates immediate breast reconstruction with implant or autologous graft to achieve a quality cosmetic outcome. NSM is closely similar except that the nipple-areola complex (NAC) is also conserved. Meta-analyses indicate that outcomes for SSM and NSM do not differ from those for non-conservative mastectomies. Recurrence rates in the NAC after NSM are acceptably low (0-3...
June 30, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668423/the-breast-lesion-excision-system-bles-under-stereotactic-guidance-cannot-be-used-as-a-therapeutic-tool-in-the-excision-of-small-areas-of-microcalcifications-in-the-breast
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Ruxandra-Iulia Milos, Maria Bernathova, Pascal A Baltzer, Katja Pinker-Domenig, Panagiotis Kapetas, Margaretha Rudas, Thomas Thomas H Helbich
OBJECTIVE: The breast lesion excision system (BLES) is a new, automatic percutaneous breast biopsy device that excises single large specimens using radiofrequency cutting. The aim of this study was to determine whether BLES, under stereotactic guidance, can be used as a therapeutic tool in the assessment of small areas of microcalcifications in the breast by providing samples with clear margins. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 149 patients with suspicious (BIRADS 4 or 5) small areas of microcalcifications underwent stereotactic-guided BLES...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652562/correlation-factors-analysis-of-breast-cancer-tumor-volume-doubling-time-measured-by-3d-ultrasound
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Shuyin Zhang, Yan Ding, Qiaoying Zhou, Cheng Wang, Pengxi Wu, Ji Dong
BACKGROUND Tumor volume doubling time (TVDT) is relatively important for breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis evaluation. This study aimed to analyze the related factors that may affect the TVDT of breast cancer by three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 69 breast cancer patients were selected. 3D-US was applied to measure the volume of breast lumps diagnosed as BI-RADS-US 4A by conventional ultrasound. TVDT was calculated according to the formula TVDT=DT×log2/log(V2/V1). Multiple linear regression analysis was performed to analyze the factors influencing breast cancer TVDT...
June 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628656/ultrasound-guided-cable-free-13-gauge-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-of-non-mass-breast-lesions
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Jiwoon Seo, Sun Mi Kim, Mijung Jang, Bo La Yun, Soo Hyun Lee, Eun-Kyu Kim, Eunyoung Kang, So Yeon Park, Woo Kyung Moon, Hye Young Choi, Bohyoung Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of ultrasound-guided core biopsy for non-mass breast lesions by the novel 13-gauge cable-free vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) and by the conventional 14-gauge semi-automated core needle biopsy (CCNB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our institutional review board approved this prospective study, and all patients provided written informed consent. Among 1840 ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsies performed from August 2013 to December 2014, 145 non-mass breast lesions with suspicious microcalcifications on mammography or corresponding magnetic resonance imaging finding were subjected to 13-gauge VAB or 14-gauge CCNB...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623687/microcalcifications-in-stone-obstructed-human-submandibular-gland-are-associated-with-apoptosis-and-cell-proliferation
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Ivan Lau, Ajay Potluri, Cliff-Lawrence Ibeh, Robert S Redman, Edina Paal, Bidhan C Bandyopadhyay
OBJECTIVE: Human submandibular gland (SMG) stones are associated with inflammation, fibrosis and microcalcifications in the surrounding tissues. However, there is little information about the accompanying cell injury-repair process, apoptosis, and cell proliferation. The purpose of this study was to investigate such an association and its clinical significance. DESIGN OF STUDY: Mid-gland paraffin sections of human SMGs ("stone glands") and normal SMGs ("non-stone glands") were subjected to stains for general histology (hematoxylin and eosin), fibrosis (Masson's trichrome), and calcification (alizarin red) and to immunohistochemistry for proliferative activity (Ki-67), and apoptosis (Caspase-3)...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618103/secretory-pathway-ca-2-atpases-promote-in-vitro-microcalcifications-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Donna Dang, Hari Prasad, Rajini Rao
Calcification of the breast is often an outward manifestation of underlying molecular changes that drive carcinogenesis. Up to 50% of all non-palpable breast tumors and 90% of ductal carcinoma in situ present with radiographically dense mineralization in mammographic scans. However, surprisingly little is known about the molecular pathways that lead to microcalcifications in the breast. Here, we report on a rapid and quantitative in vitro assay to monitor microcalcifications in breast cancer cell lines, including MCF7, MDA-MB-231 and Hs578T...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597716/postmortem-whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-novel-eif2b3-mutation-with-prenatal-phenotype-in-2-siblings
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Hannah Song, Sina Haeri, Hannes Vogel, Marjo van der Knaap, Keith Van Haren
OBJECTIVE: We describe 2 male siblings with a severe, prenatal phenotype of vanishing white matter disease and the impact of whole exome sequencing on their diagnosis and clinical care. METHODS: The 2 children underwent detailed clinical characterization, through clinical and laboratory testing, as well as prenatal and postnatal imaging. Biobanked blood from the 2 siblings was submitted for whole exome sequencing at Baylor Laboratories. RESULTS: Both male children had abnormal prenatal neuroimaging and suffered precipitous, fatal neurologic decline...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582921/grouped-fuzzy-svm-with-em-based-partition-of-sample-space-for-clustered-microcalcification-detection
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Huiya Wang, Jun Feng, Hongyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Detection of clustered microcalcification (MC) from mammograms plays essential roles in computer-aided diagnosis for early stage breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: To tackle problems associated with the diversity of data structures of MC lesions and the variability of normal breast tissues, multi-pattern sample space learning is required. METHODS: In this paper, a novel grouped fuzzy Support Vector Machine (SVM) algorithm with sample space partition based on Expectation-Maximization (EM) (called G-FSVM) is proposed for clustered MC detection...
May 26, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570750/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-inducer-snail1-and-invasive-potential-of-intraductal-breast-cancer
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Bartlomiej Szynglarewicz, Piotr Kasprzak, Piotr Donizy, Przemyslaw Biecek, Agnieszka Halon, Rafal Matkowski
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Transcription factor Snail1 is a key inducer of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a biological process implicated in the cancer progression and metastasis. The aim of the study was to investigate Snail1 expression in DCIS found on breast biopsy and assess its predictive value for the final invasion. METHODS: A total of 209 patients with histologically diagnosed pure DCIS entered the study. Snail1 reactivity was evaluated with immunohistochemistry in tumor tissue from stereotactic vacuum-assisted biopsy of suspicious microcalcifications...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553189/the-role-of-bone-scintigraphy-with-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-and-evaluation-of-calciphylaxis
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Patrick Martineau, Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Sadri Bazarjani
Calciphylaxis, also known as calcific uremic arteriolopathy, is an uncommon disease, typically found in patients with the end-stage renal disease. Pathophysiological features include small vessel vasculopathy with mural calcification, fibrosis, and thrombosis. The clinical presentation varies but often consists of the necrosis of skin and subcutaneous tissues, with or without visceral organ involvement due to small vessel vasculopathy. This condition has a significant morbidity and mortality, making accurate diagnosis imperative...
April 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549004/efficiency-of-b-mode-ultrasound-and-strain-elastography-in-differentiating-between-benign-and-malignant-cervical-lymph-nodes
#18
Eser Tugut, Cetin Celenk, Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Tümay Bekci, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Kerim Arslan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency of ultrasonography (US), especially when combined with strain elastography (SE), in differentiating between benign and malignant cervical lymph nodes (LNs). METHODS: Forty-one LNs were examined by B-mode US, power Doppler US, and SE. The following imaging features were analyzed: shape, echogenicity, echogenic hilum, calcification, intranodal vascular pattern, elasticity scores (5 categories), and strain ratio...
May 25, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534354/the-value-of-stereotactic-vacuum-assisted-breast-biopsy-in-the-investigation-of-microcalcifications-a-six-year-experience-with-853-patients
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Panagiotis M Safioleas, Dimitra Koulocheri, Nikolaos Michalopoulos, Paraskevi Liacou, Ioannis Flessas, Afroditi Nonni, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, George C Zografos
PURPOSE: Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB) is a minimal invasive technique, in the diagnostic approach for non palpable lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and accuracy of VABB in the investigation of breast microcalcifications, a significant mammographic sign of early breast cancer. The rate of histological underestimation and the false negative rate were assessed based on the follow up data and the histological examination of the surgical specimens. METHODS: From January 2005 to November 2011, 853 women with mammographically detected microcalcifications, classified as BI-RADS 3-5, were referred to our Breast Unit for evaluation...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526187/chemotherapy-may-eradicate-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-dcis-but-not-the-associated-microcalcifications
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H Goldberg, J Zandbank, V Kent, M Leonov-Polak, A Livoff, A Chernihovsky, M Guindy, E Evron
INTRODUCTION: We studied the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) ± trastuzumab on the ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) component in patients with locally advanced breast cancer who achieved pathological complete response (pCR). METHODS: The diagnostic biopsies of 92 consecutive breast cancer patients that were treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) ± trastuzumab were evaluated for the presence of DCIS. Upon completion of NAC, the surgical specimens were evaluated for complete eradication of both the invasive and non-invasive cancer in the breast...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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