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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331834/ultrasound-guided-electrochemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-a-clear-cell-thymoma-in-a-cat
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Enrico Pierluigi Spugnini, Francesco Menicagli, Michela Pettorali, Alfonso Baldi
A twelve-year-old male castrated domestic shorthair cat was presented for rapidly progressing respiratory distress. The cat was depressed, tachypneic and moderately responsive. Ultrasonography showed a mediastinal mass associated with a significant pleural effusion that needed tapping every five to seven days. Ultrasound guided biopsy yielded a diagnosis of clear cell thymoma upon histopathology. After complete staging procedures, the owner elected to treat the cat with electrochemotherapy (ECT) using systemic bleomycin...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324142/a-phase-ii-study-of-partial-and-subtotal-thymectomy-for-thymoma-jart02
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Motoki Yano, Yoshitaka Fujii, Junji Yoshida, Tomoki Utsumi, Hiroyuki Shiono, Motoshi Takao, Masayuki Tanahashi, Yushi Saito
BACKGROUND: We believe the merit of preservation of a part of the thymus following surgery for thymoma. We evaluated the efficacy of partial or subtotal thymectomy for early-stage thymoma in the prospective study. METHODS: The Japanese Association for Research on the Thymus conducted a multiple institutional study of thymectomy for thymoma localized in the thymus without total thymectomy. Patients without autoimmune disease who had an anterior mediastinal tumor that had been clinically diagnosed as an early-stage thymoma were enrolled in the study...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303519/siewert-iii-adenocarcinoma-treatment-update
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Alberto Di Leo, Andrea Zanoni
Siewert III cancer, although representing around 40% of EGJ cancers and being the EGJ cancer with worst prognosis, does not have a homogenous treatment, has few dedicated studies, and is often not considered in study protocols. Although staged as an esophageal cancer by the TNM 7th ed., it is considered a gastric cancer by new TNM 8th ed. Our aim was to consolidate the current literature on the indications and treatment options for Siewert III adenocarcinoma. A review of the literature was performed to better delineate treatment indications (according to stage, surgical margins, type of lymphatic spread and lymphadenectomy) and treatment strategy...
March 16, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303427/impact-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-upfront-towards-patient-specific-esophageal-cancer-treatment
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J B Hulshoff, V E M Mul, H E M de Boer, W Noordzij, T Korteweg, H M van Dullemen, W B Nagengast, V Oppedijk, J P E N Pierie, John Th M Plukker
INTRODUCTION: In patients with potentially resectable esophageal cancer (EC), the value of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) after fluorine-18 labeled fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) is questionable. Retrospectively, we assessed the impact of EUS after PET/CT on the given treatment in EC patients. METHODS: During the period 2009-2015, 318 EC patients were staged as T1-4aN0-3M0 with hybrid (18)F-FDG-PET/CT or (18)F-FDG-PET with CT and EUS if applicable in a nonspecific order...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292994/-a-recurrent-case-of-thymic-adenocarcinoma-effectively-treated-with-s-1-over-a-long-term-period
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Munehisa Takata, Isao Matsumoto, Yusuke Tanaka, Daisuke Saito, Shuhei Yoshida, Seiichi Kakegawa, Masaya Tamura, Hirofumi Takemura, Hiroko Ikeda
A 61-year-old woman with an abnormal radiograph shadow in her anterior mediastinum was admitted to our hospital and underwent an extended thymectomy. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was a non-papillary adenocarcinoma of the thymus in pathological stage IV b using the Masaoka classification owing to mediastinal lymph node metastasis. We found parasternal lymph node metastases 5 months after her first operation, and subsequently, she underwent surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. We found systemic lymph node metastases and metastatic lesions in distant organs, including her lungs, brain, and kidney 27 months after her first operation...
March 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291005/the-correlation-between-pre-treatment-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-parameters-and-clinical-prognostic-factors-in-pediatric-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Ebru Tatcı, İnci Uslu Biner, Suna Emir, Hikmet Gülşah Tanyıldız, Özlem Özmen, Engin Alagöz, Atila Gökçek, Gürses Şahin
OBJECTIVE: To compare standardized uptake values (SUV) derived from pre-treatment (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging and clinical prognostic factors in pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). METHODS: Pre-treatment FDG PET/CT findings of 28 children with HL were evaluated in this retrospective study. Metabolic tumor volume (MTV), SUVmax normalized by weight (SUVweight), lean body mass (SUVlbm), body surface area (SUVbsa) and plasma glucose levels of tumors (SUVglucose) were calculated using pre-treatment FDG PET/CT scan images...
February 5, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283236/cost-effectiveness-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-staging-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Katarzyna Czarnecka-Kujawa, Ursula Rochau, Uwe Siebert, Eshetu Atenafu, Gail Darling, Thomas Kenneth Waddell, Andrew Pierre, Marc De Perrot, Marcelo Cypel, Shaf Keshavjee, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness of various modes of mediastinal staging in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in a single-payer health care system. METHODS: We performed a decision analysis to compare the health outcomes and costs of 4 mediastinal staging strategies: no invasive staging, endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA), mediastinoscopy, and EBUS-TBNA followed by mediastinoscopy if EBUS-TBNA is negative. We determined incremental cost effectiveness ratios (ICER) for all strategies and performed comprehensive deterministic sensitivity analyses using a willingness to pay threshold of $80,000/quality adjusted life year (QALY)...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275961/high-diagnostic-yield-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-without-an-on-site-cytopathologist
#8
Shyam Sunder Sharma, Mukesh Jain, Sudhir Maharshi
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a well-established modality in diagnosing and staging of various neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions. Its accuracy further increases in the presence of an on-site cytopathologist. There is a paucity of data on diagnostic yield of EUS-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) without an on-site cytopathologist. METHODS: Retrospective data were analyzed at SMS Medical College, Jaipur, from January 2014 to October 2015...
March 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275480/results-of-neoadjuvant-therapy-followed-by-esophagectomy-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Dong Lin, Longfei Ma, Ting Ye, Yunjian Pan, Longlong Shao, Zuodong Song, Shujun Jiang, Haiquan Chen, Jiaqing Xiang
BACKGROUND: For patients diagnosed with locally advanced esophageal cancer, neoadjuvant therapy followed by surgery is the most common approach. However, randomized trials resulted in inconsistent conclusions. We conducted this retrospective study to evaluate the influence of neoadjuvant therapy on postoperative events and the influence on disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all of the patients underwent surgery following neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) during January 1st, 2013 and December 31st, 2015 in Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (FUSCC)...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275477/curative-resection-for-lung-cancer-in-octogenarians-is-justified
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Michaela Tutic-Horn, Franco Gambazzi, Gaetano Rocco, Monique Mosimann, Didier Schneiter, Isabelle Opitz, Nono Martucci, Sven Hillinger, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
BACKGROUND: Due to an increased life expectancy in a healthy aging population and a progressive incidence of lung cancer, curative pulmonary resections can be performed even in octogenarians. The present study aims to investigate whether surgery is justified in patients reaching the age of 80 years and older who undergo resection for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: In this retrospective multi-centre analysis, the morbidity, mortality and long-term survival of 88 patients (24 females) aged ≥80 who underwent complete resection for lung cancer between 2000 and 2013 were analysed...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267977/indications-for-adjuvant-mediastinal-radiotherapy-in-surgically-resected-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Elliot Wakeam, Meredith Giuliani, Natasha B Leighl, Samuel R G Finlayson, Thomas K Varghese, Gail E Darling
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant mediastinal radiotherapy (AMR) is used after surgical resection for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), but data guiding its use are scant. We sought to examine whether AMR was associated with an improvement in survival for resected SCLC patients and to define subpopulations who should be selected for AMR. METHODS: Patients undergoing lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and sublobar resection for SCLC were identified in the National Cancer Database (2004 to 2013)...
March 3, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262300/invasive-mediastinal-staging-guideline%C3%A2-concordance
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Anna Bendzsak, Thomas K Waddell, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Shaf Keshavjee, Marc de Perrot, Marcelo Cypel, Andrew F Pierre, Gail E Darling
BACKGROUND: Despite guidelines for preoperative invasive mediastinal staging (IMS) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), concordance with guidelines and whether the use of these guidelines results in expected frequency of lymph node metastases has not been evaluated. Our objectives were to determine guideline concordance, reasons for nonconcordance, and, in patients who did not receive IMS, to determine the use of operative nodal sampling and final pathologic staging. METHODS: Patients who had a resection for NSCLC between 2010 and 2012 were identified from the Institutional Cancer Registry...
March 2, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256438/size-measurement-and-t-staging-of-lung-adenocarcinomas-manifesting-as-solid-nodules-%C3%A2-30%C3%A2-mm-on-ct-radiology-pathology-correlation
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Benedikt H Heidinger, Kevin R Anderson, Eoin M Moriarty, Daniel B Costa, Sidhu P Gangadharan, Paul A VanderLaan, Alexander A Bankier
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare long-axis diameter to average computed tomography (CT) diameter measurements of lung adenocarcinomas manifesting as solid lung nodules ≤30 mm on CT, as referenced to pathologic measurements, and to determine the impact of the two CT measurement approaches on tumor (T)-staging of nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This institutional review board-approved study included all 274 radiologic solid adenocarcinomas resected at our institution over 10 years...
February 27, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256095/effect-of-visceral-pleural-invasion-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-lymph-node-negative-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Dan Tian, Yuquan Pei, Qingfeng Zheng, Jianzhi Zhang, Shaolei Li, Xing Wang, Dongmei Lin, Yue Yang
BACKGROUND: Visceral pleural invasion (VPI) is an adverse prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, its effect in relation to tumor size remains under debate. To better understand the prognostic impact and potential consequences for staging, we examined correlations between VPI and clinicopathologic characteristics in patients with NSCLC, particularly those with lymph node negative NSCLC. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 813 cases of radically resected NSCLC treated in our institution between December 2005 and December 2011...
March 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253364/comparison-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-dwi-for-detection-of-mediastinal-nodal-metastasis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#15
Guohua Shen, You Lan, Kan Zhang, Pengwei Ren, Zhiyun Jia
BACKGROUND: Accurate clinical staging of mediastinal lymph nodes of patients with lung cancer is important in determining therapeutic options and prognoses. We aimed to compare the diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) in detecting mediastinal nodal metastasis of lung cancer. METHODS: Relevant studies were systematically searched in the MEDLINE, EMBASE, PUBMED, and Cochrane Library databases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242092/-cutaneous-involvement-in-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma
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C Nascimbeni, S Chantepie, C Brugiere, F Comoz, V Salaun, L Verneuil
BACKGROUND: Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Cutaneous LBL is seen in less than 20% of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein, we report the case of a 66-year-old male patient without any previous disease history of note and who was presenting a gradually spreading tumoral lesion of the scalp, several purplish macules and nodules on the trunk, and a single spinal adenopathy. A thoracic-abdominal-pelvic CT scan performed for acute renal failure, revealed extensive infiltration of retroperitoneal tissue...
February 24, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238444/pet-ct-in-presurgical-lymph-node-staging-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-the-importance-of-false-negative-and-false-positive-findings
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A Bustos García de Castro, J Ferreirós Domínguez, R Delgado Bolton, C Fernández Pérez, B Cabeza Martínez, M García García-Esquinas, J L Carreras Delgado
OBJECTIVE: To assess the importance of false-negative and false-positive findings in computed tomography (CT) and (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) in mediastinal lymph node staging in patients undergoing surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 113 consecutive patients and 120 resected NSCLCs; 22 patients received neoadjuvant treatment. We compared the findings on preoperative (18)F-FDG PET-CT studies with the postoperative pathology findings...
February 23, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236583/progression-free-survival-of-early-interim-pet-positive-patients-with-advanced-stage-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-treated-with-beacoppescalated-alone-or-in-combination-with-rituximab-hd18-an-open-label-international-randomised-phase-3-study-by-the-german-hodgkin-study
#18
Peter Borchmann, Heinz Haverkamp, Andreas Lohri, Ulrich Mey, Stefanie Kreissl, Richard Greil, Jana Markova, Michaela Feuring-Buske, Julia Meissner, Ulrich Dührsen, Helmut Ostermann, Ulrich Keller, Georg Maschmeyer, Georg Kuhnert, Markus Dietlein, Carsten Kobe, Hans Eich, Christian Baues, Harald Stein, Michael Fuchs, Volker Diehl, Andreas Engert
BACKGROUND: Advanced stage Hodgkin's lymphoma represents a heterogeneous group of patients with different risk profiles. Data suggests that interim PET assessment during chemotherapy is superior to baseline international prognostic scoring in terms of predicting long-term treatment outcome in patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma. We therefore hypothesised that early interim PET-imaging after two courses of bleomycin, etoposide, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone (BEACOPP) might be suitable for guiding treatment in patients with advanced stage Hodgkin's lymphoma...
February 21, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231584/characteristics-of-sarcoidosis-in-patients-with-previous-malignancy-causality-or-coincidence
#19
Nissim Arish, Rottem Kuint, Eli Sapir, Liran Levy, Avraham Abutbul, Zvi Fridlender, Uri Laxer, Neville Berkman
BACKGROUND: The association between sarcoidosis and malignancy is poorly defined. Sarcoidosis can precede, be diagnosed concurrently with, or follow malignancy. OBJECTIVES: We describe the clinical and radiological features of patients with sarcoidosis following malignancy to determine whether this association is causal or coincidental. METHODS: We performed a search for all patients with confirmed sarcoidosis following malignancy in our institution during 2001-2015...
February 24, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230028/leucine-rich-repeats-and-immunoglobulin-like-domains-protein-1-and-fascin-actin-bundling-protein-1-expression-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Juanjuan Zhang, Xiaoyan Wang, Yijie Zhang, Jingcan Wu, Nannan Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical significance of leucine-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domains protein 1 (LRIG1) and fascin actin-bundling protein 1 (Fascin-1) expression in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six-one NSCLC patients were included in this study. The expression of LRIG1 and Fascin-1 was assayed in the tumor tissue and relative normal lung tissue of the 61 NSCLC patients by immunohistochemistry. The relationship between LRIG1, Fascin-1 expression pattern and lung cancer patients' clinical pathology characteristics was evaluated...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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