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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719448/biopsy-proven-diffuse-mediastinal-prostate-cancer-metastases-negative-on-18f-fluorocholine-diagnosed-on-68ga-psma-and-18f-psma-pet-ct
#1
Guillaume Chaussé, Tamim Niazi, Gad Solomon Abikhzer, Stephan Michael Probst
A 72-year-old man with prostate cancer (stage T3b, Gleason score 7) treated by radical prostatectomy was found to have biochemical failure (prostate-specific antigen 8.5 ng/mL) and a suspicious growing nodularity at the left prostate bed on MRI. F-fluorocholine PET/CT failed to demonstrate any site of uptake suggestive of malignancy. A bone scan did exclude bone metastases. Ga-PSMA PET/CT revealed various positive lymph nodes in the supraclavicular, mediastinal, and hilar regions. This was confirmed on F-DCFPyl PET/CT, with the addition of a suspicious right axillary lymph node...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719444/oligometastatic-stomach-carcinoma-from-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-detected-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#2
Wei Wang, Leilei Yuan, Ying Kan, Jigang Yang
Metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the lung to the stomach is extremely rare. F-FDG PET/CT demonstrated intense F-FDG uptake in the lower lobe of the left lung, stomach, and mediastinal lymph node in a 61-year-old man. Lower lobe of the left lung resection, mediastinal lymphadenectomy, partial gastrectomy, and esophagogastric anastomosis was performed. Immunohistochemical studies revealed squamous cell lung carcinoma in the left lung and metastatic carcinoma of gastric and lymph nodes. The present case further demonstrated the value of F-FDG PET/CT in the staging of malignant disease...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709488/endobronchial-ultrasound-experience-in-a-high-tuberculosis-prevalence-setting
#3
Balamugesh Thangakunam, Barney Thomas Jesudason Isaac, Devasahayam Jesudas Christopher
BACKGROUND: Most of the published endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) data are from the western countries, establishing the role of EBUS-TBNA in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. The etiology of mediastinal lymphadenopathy may be different in an ethnic group with a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVE: To assess the etiology of mediastinal adenopathy in a high TB prevalence setting and to determine the performance of various tests in the diagnosis of tuberculous mediastinal lymphadenitis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706152/the-role-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-elastography-in-the-diagnosis-of-mediastinal-and-hilar-lymph-nodes
#4
Ye Gu, Hong Shi, Chunxia Su, Xiaoxia Chen, Shijia Zhang, Wei Li, Fengying Wu, Guanghui Gao, Hao Wang, Haiqing Chu, Caicun Zhou, Fei Zhou, Shengxiang Ren
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has been widely used for diagnosis and mediastinal lymph nodes staging in patients with suspicious lung cancer. Ultrasound elastography is a novel sonographical technique that can evaluate tissue compressibility. The aim of the present study was to investigate the diagnostic yield of elastography for differentiating malignant and benign mediastinal lymph nodes. Conventional EBUS B-mode features, including size, shape, border distinction, echogenicity, central hilar structure with central blood vessel and coagulation necrosis were also evaluated...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702337/linear-ebus-guided-fiducial-marker-placement-to-guide-radiotherapy-for-endobronchial-radiographically-occult-synchronous-primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
#5
David Maurice Chambers, Gregory John Pfister, Umair Ahmad Gauhar
Radiation therapy has emerged as a useful alternative therapy for patients with early-stage, non-resectable lung cancer. In patients whose malignancies are difficult to localize on computed tomography imaging, such therapy becomes difficult. Fiducial markers are frequently placed in peripheral pulmonary lesions to assist radiation therapy. Although placement of markers under linear endobronchial ultrasonography within mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes has been reported, no strategy has been described to assist radiotherapy of purely endobronchial tumors...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699002/a-bilateral-approach-to-extended-thymectomy-using-the-da-vinci-surgical-system-for-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
#6
Koji Kawaguchi, Takayuki Fukui, Shota Nakamura, Tetsuo Taniguchi, Kohei Yokoi
PURPOSE: We adopted a bilateral approach to complete robotic extended thymectomy with the excision of the pericardial fat tissue from both sides and analyzed the initial outcomes. METHODS: The patient cart was docked first from the left shoulder side. After dissection of the thymus and right pericardial fat tissue, the cart was temporarily rolled out, and the bed was rotated approximately 90° clockwise. The cart was then re-docked from the right-side shoulder, and extended thymectomy was performed via the left-side approach...
July 11, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689245/imaging-of-renal-medullary-carcinoma-in-children-and-young-adults-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
#7
Jesse K Sandberg, Elizabeth A Mullen, Mariana M Cajaiba, Ethan A Smith, Sabah Servaes, Elizabeth J Perlman, James I Geller, Peter F Ehrlich, Nicholas G Cost, Jeffrey S Dome, Conrad V Fernandez, Geetika Khanna
BACKGROUND: Renal medullary carcinoma is a rare renal malignancy of childhood. There are no large series describing the imaging appearance of renal medullary carcinoma in children. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical and imaging features of pediatric renal medullary carcinoma at initial presentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed images of 25 pediatric patients with renal medullary carcinoma enrolled in the Children's Oncology Group renal tumors classification, biology and banking study (AREN03B2) from March 2006 to August 2016...
July 8, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684378/utility-of-bone-marrow-biopsy-and-aspirate-for-staging-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-the-era-of-positron-emission-tomography-with-2-deoxy-2-fluorine-18-fluoro-deoxyglucose-integrated-with-computed-tomography
#8
Prakash Vishnu, Andrew Wingerson, Marie Lee, Margaret T Mandelson, David M Aboulafia
BACKGROUND: About one-third of patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) have lymphomatous bone marrow involvement (BMI) at the time of diagnosis, and bone marrow aspirate/biopsy (BMAB) is considered the gold standard to detect such involvement. [(18)F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET-CT), has become standard pretreatment imaging in DLBCL and may be a noninvasive alternative to BMAB to ascertain BMI. Prior studies have suggested that PET-CT scan may obviate the need for BMAB as a component for staging patients with newly diagnosed DLBCL, but this is not yet a standard of practice...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684006/evolution-in-the-surgical-care-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-mid-south-quality-of-surgical-resection-cohort
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Nicholas R Faris, Matthew P Smeltzer, Fujin Lu, Carrie L Fehnel, Nibedita Chakraborty, Cheryl L Houston-Harris, E Todd Robbins, Raymond S Signore, Laura M McHugh, Bradley A Wolf, Lynn Wiggins, Paul Levy, Vishal Sachdev, Raymond U Osarogiagbon
Surgery is the most important curative treatment modality for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We examined the pattern of surgical resection for NSCLC in a high incidence and mortality region of the United States over a 10-year period (2004-2013) in the context of a regional surgical quality improvement initiative. We abstracted patient-level data on all resections at 11 hospitals in 4 contiguous Dartmouth Hospital Referral Regions in North Mississippi, East Arkansas, and West Tennessee...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683462/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-staging-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-without-mediastinal-involvement-at-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
#10
Therese Maria Henriette Naur, Lars Konge, Paul Frost Clementsen
BACKGROUND: Staging of lung cancer is essential to the treatment, which is curative only in cases of localized disease. Previous studies have suggested that endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is unnecessary when positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) shows no mediastinal involvement. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate how often EBUS-TBNA resulted in a clinically relevant upstaging in patients with lung cancer without mediastinal involvement at PET-CT...
July 6, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681367/expandable-metallic-stent-for-endobronchial-metastasis-from-colorectal-cancer-reports-of-2-cases
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Tomoki Nakamura, Takayuki Tajima, Takashi Ogimi, Hiroshi Miyakita, Miho Nitta, Kazunori Myojin, Sakurako Tajiri, Ichiro Kobayashi, Takayuki Nishi, Sotaro Sadahiro, Hideo Shimada
In recent years, there have been many reports about the efficacy of stenting for central bronchial stenosis. When central bronchial stenosis is due to metastasis of a malignant tumor to the trachea and/or bronchi (endobronchial metastasis: EM), it is classified as "narrow EM" and "broad EM." [1] We managed two patients in whom bilateral stent placement was required for narrow and broad EM arising from colorectal cancer. Case 1: In September 2011, a 66-year-old man underwent low anterior resection for advanced colorectal cancer associated with unresectable liver metastasis...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680205/an-unusual-case-of-myocardial-localization-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-metastasis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#12
Luca Tagliabue, Giulia Manfrinato, Andrea Luciani
Positron emission tomography (PET) using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) is useful for staging non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), decide the appropriate initial management, and evaluate the response to therapy. Metastatic spreading is very common during the course of NSCLC and principal localization sites include: regional and mediastinal lymph nodes and organs such as the contralateral lung parenchyma, bone, brain, adrenal gland, pleura, and liver. Myocardial localizations are very rare, often asymptomatic, and difficult to diagnose...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677055/improved-assessment-of-mediastinal-and-pulmonary-pathologies-in-combined-staging-ct-examinations-using-a-fast-speed-acquisition-dual-source-ct-protocol
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Franziska M Braun, Veronica Holzner, Felix G Meinel, Marco Armbruster, Martina Brandlhuber, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Wieland H Sommer
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the feasibility of fast Dual-Source CT (DSCT) and to evaluate the clinical utility in chest/abdomen/pelvis staging CT studies. METHODS: 45 cancer patients with two follow-up combined chest/abdomen/pelvis staging CT examinations (maximally ±10 kV difference in tube potential) were included. The first scan had to be performed with our standard protocol (fixed pitch 0.6), the second one using a novel fast-speed DSCT protocol (fixed pitch 1...
July 4, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671758/comparison-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-status-and-relapse-pattern-in-clinical-stage-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-versus-upfront-surgery-a-single-center-experience
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Milan Savic, Milica Kontic, Maja Ercegovac, Jelena Stojsic, Slavisa Bascarevic, Dejan Moskovljevic, Marko Kostic, Radomir Vesovic, Spasoje Popevic, Marija Laban, Jelena Markovic, Dragana Jovanovic
BACKGROUND: In spite of the progress made in neoadjuvant therapy for operable non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), many issues remain unsolved, especially in locally advanced stage IIIA. METHODS: Retrospective data of 163 patients diagnosed with stage IIIA NSCLC after surgery was analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups: a preoperative chemotherapy group including 59 patients who received platinum-etoposide doublet treatment before surgery, and an upfront surgery group including 104 patients for whom surgical resection was the first treatment step...
July 3, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670187/nuclear-protein-in-testis-midline-carcinoma-presenting-in-an-infant-as-a-pericardial-mass-with-staging-by-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
#15
Crystal Perkins, Darko Pucar, Colleen H McDonough, Hadyn T Williams
Nuclear protein in testis (NUT) midline carcinoma (NMC) is a rare, aggressive, lethal, epithelioid, poorly differentiated cancer first described in Japan in 1991, unique in that is defined genetically rather than by histological tissue of origin. It usually arises in the body midline and presents as a mass with metastasis. An infant presenting with pneumonia was found to have a pericardial mass, NMC resected, and subsequent staging positron emission tomography (PET) showing residual mediastinal tumor and midline abdominal metastases...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669706/sinoatrial-node-toxicity-after-stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy-to-lung-tumors
#16
Yushen Qian, Han Zhu, Erqi L Pollom, Ben Y Durkee, Aadel A Chaudhuri, Michael F Gensheimer, Maximilian Diehn, David B Shultz, Billy W Loo
PURPOSE: Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) is an established treatment for selected lung tumors. Sinoatrial node (SAN) toxicity after thoracic SABR has not been reported in the literature. We sought to understand the risk of SAN toxicity owing to incidental dose to the SAN from SABR. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients with early-stage lung cancer or limited pulmonary metastases who underwent thoracic SABR to a right-sided central lung tumor (within 2 cm of the mainstem bronchus or other mediastinal structures) between January 2008 and December 2014, analyzed a subset whose treatment imparted dose to the SAN exceeding 10% of the prescription dose, and examined patient and treatment dosimetric characteristics...
April 13, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666761/fdg-pet-ct-overcomes-discordance-between-clinical-and-pathologic-tnm-classification-of-small-size-primary-lung-cancer-influence-on-postoperative-prognosis
#17
Hiroyasu Umakoshi, Shingo Iwano, Kohei Yokoi, Shinji Ito, Rintaro Ito, Koji Kawaguchi, Takayuki Fukui, Shinji Naganawa
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to determine the concordance between the clinical stage (c-stage) and pathologic stage (p-stage) for patients with small-size lung cancer. Additionally we searched for prognostic factors other than the TNM stage. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the preoperative multidetector computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography/CT reports, surgical records, and pathologic reports of patients with primary lung cancer ≤ 3 cm...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660409/histological-type-predicts-mediastinal-metastasis-and-surgical-outcome-in-resected-cn1-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Tetsuya Mizuno, Takaaki Arimura, Hiroaki Kuroda, Noriaki Sakakura, Yasushi Yatabe, Yukinori Sakao
OBJECTIVES: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients at cN1 have unfavorable outcomes. It has been reported that a substantial proportion of cN1 patients have occult mediastinal disease, and treatment guidelines suggest invasive preoperative mediastinal evaluation. However, the population that would most benefit from invasive staging has not been defined. The aims of this study are to identify factors predicting mediastinal metastasis and outcomes in cN1 NSCLC patients to select appropriate candidates for invasive mediastinal evaluation...
June 28, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658052/assessment-of-nodal-involvement-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-18f-fdg-pet-ct-mediastinal-blood-pool-cut-off-has-the-highest-sensitivity-and-tumour-suvmax-2-has-the-highest-specificity
#19
Amy Mallorie, James Goldring, Anant Patel, Eric Lim, Thomas Wagner
OBJECTIVES: Lymph node involvement in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a major factor in determining management and prognosis. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/computed tomography (CT) for the assessment of nodal involvement in patients with NSCLC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we included 61 patients with suspected or confirmed resectable NSCLC over a 2-year period from April 2013 to April 2015. 221 nodes with pathological staging from surgery or endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration were assessed using a nodal station-based analysis with original clinical reports and three different cut-offs: mediastinal blood pool (MBP), liver background and tumour standardized uptake value maximal (SUVmax)/2...
August 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643111/thymic-carcinoma-initially-presented-with-geographic-destruction-of-scapula-in-a-child
#20
Won-Jong Bahk, An-Hi Lee, Eun-Deok Chang, Dong-Wook Min, Yong-Koo Kang
As the conventional histopathologic examination of thymic carcinoma (TC) is nonspecific, immunohistochemical studies along with correlative radiographic investigations are needed for its correct diagnosis. TC commonly occurs in the late 5th to early 6th decades of life but is extremely rare in childhood. It may be incidentally detected from chest radiographs taken as routine or for other reasons. However, most patients present with symptoms such as chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, dysphagia and hoarseness, which are directly attributable to the mediastinal mass...
June 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
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