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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223525/case-series-of-rare-thymoma-metastases-to-the-spine-and-complete-literature-review
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Rebecca L Achey, Bryan S Lee, Swetha Sundar, Edward C Benzel, Ajit A Krishnaney
BACKGROUND: We report a series of three cases of metastatic thymoma to the spine with spinal cord compression. An extensive literature review of thymic metastases to the spine was completed in order to provide a comprehensive appraisal of current prognostic indicators and potential treatment algorithms to help guide clinicians in treatment management. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: Between 2000 and 2017, three patients were diagnosed with thymic metastases to the spine at our institution...
December 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221687/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-colorectal-cancer-the-mayo-clinic-experience
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Gretchen Taylor, Nina Karlin, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Kyle Coppola, Axel Grothey
BACKGROUND: Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is an uncommon form of metastatic disease in many cancers. There remains a paucity of literature with regard to the course and management of LM in colorectal cancers (CRCs). The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of LM in patients with CRC seen at our institution over a 15-year period, and to describe the clinical course and outcome of these cases. METHODS: LM in CRC primary cases between 2000 and 2014 were identified in the Mayo Clinic databases...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214340/management-and-outcomes-of-treating-pediatric-medulloblastoma-an-eight-years-experience-in-an-iranian-pediatric-center
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Azim Mehrvar, Maryam Tashvighi, Amir Abbas Hedayati Asl, Naghmeh Niktoreh-Mofrad, Narjes Mehrvar, Negar Afsar, Ali Naderi, Mardawig Allebouyeh, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Mohammad Faranoush
PURPOSE: The clinical management of pediatric medulloblastoma requires a multidisciplinary approach, which can be challenging, especially in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to identify current challenges and describe the treatment and outcomes of Iranian pediatric patients with medulloblastoma who were referred to our center in Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Our retrospective review included 126 patient records from April 2007 to May 2015. The records were analyzed for epidemiologic features, treatment modalities, overall survival, and progression-free survival...
December 6, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208438/an-integrated-multidisciplinary-algorithm-for-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-international-spine-oncology-consortium-report
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REVIEW
Daniel E Spratt, Whitney H Beeler, Fabio Y de Moraes, Laurence D Rhines, Joseph J Gemmete, Neeraj Chaudhary, David B Shultz, Sean R Smith, Alejandro Berlin, Max Dahele, Ben J Slotman, Kelly C Younge, Mark Bilsky, Paul Park, Nicholas J Szerlip
Spinal metastases are becoming increasingly common because patients with metastatic disease are living longer. The close proximity of the spinal cord to the vertebral column limits many conventional therapeutic options that can otherwise be used to treat cancer. In response to this problem, an innovative multidisciplinary approach has been developed for the management of spinal metastases, leveraging the capabilities of image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery, separation surgery, vertebroplasty, and minimally invasive local ablative approaches...
December 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207720/locally-aggressive-primary-intraosseous-paraganglioma-of-sacrum
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Parampalli Srinivas Srilatha, Lakshmi Rao
Primary Intraosseous Paraganglioma (PGL) of sacrum is highly uncommon. Few of the spinal PGL reported were mostly intradural mass. Paraganglionic tissue is usually not present in the bone. So far, only seven cases of primary intraosseous sacral PGL have been reported in the literature. There are no dependable prognostic histological features to differentiate benign from malignant PGL. The only unequivocal criterion for malignancy is metastasis to an organ where paraganglionic tissue is normally not present...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201988/solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-vulva-resulting-in-spinal-metastasis-a-case-report
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Diana C Pearre, Jerome J Federspiel, Francis C Grumbine
•Solitary fibrous tumors are typically indolent tumors of the pleura.•Primary origin in the female reproductive organs is rare, as are aggressive forms.•We report a case of a vulvar solitary fibrous tumor, notable for extensive spinal metastasis.
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200158/cardiac-toxicity-after-craniospinal-irradiation-a-late-effect-that-may-be-eliminated-with-proton-therapy
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Gabrielle D Welch, Kimberly Y Lin, Michael J Fisher, Christine E Hill-Kayser
BACKGROUND: Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) is commonly required for pediatric patients with central nervous system malignancies. Traditionally, CSI is given using x-rays to deliver radiation to the brain and spine, exposing normal anterior structures, including heart, to unnecessary radiation. OBSERVATIONS: We present a patient treated with x-ray CSI for medulloblastoma with spinal metastasis (3600 cGy CSI with focal boost to 5000 cGy), who subsequently developed significant cardiac toxicity, likely related to radiation exposure...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189958/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-effects-of-preoperative-embolization-on-intraoperative-blood-loss
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Matthias Reitz, Klaus Christian Mende, Christopher Cramer, Theresa Krätzig, ZSuzsanna Nagy, Eik Vettorazzi, Sven Oliver Eicker, Marc Dreimann
The objective of this paper is analyzing the effects of preoperative embolization on intraoperative blood loss in spinal surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasis and identifying factors contributing to an increased blood loss in the surgical procedure. A retrospective analysis was performed in patients who were treated in for spinal metastasis from RCC between 2011 and 2016. Factors analyzed were reduction of tumor blush, timing of embolization, selective vs. superselective approach, surgical factors, and tumor volume and localization...
November 30, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187703/paraganglioma-as-a-risk-factor-for-bone-metastasis
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Maki Yokomoto-Umakoshi, Hironobu Umakoshi, Mika Tsuiki, Tatsuki Ogasawara, Kaho Hamanaka-Hiroshima, Akiyo Tanabe, Tetsuya Tagami, Akira Shimatsu, Mitsuhide Naruse
Malignant pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) (PHEO and PGL: PPGL) are frequently associated with bone metastasis. Bone metastasis requires long-term management and may lead to skeletal-related events (SREs) that remarkably reduce patients' quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to elucidate the risk factors for developing bone metastasis in patients with PPGL. The medical records of 40 consecutive adult patients with malignant PPGL at the National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center between 2006 and 2016 were reviewed...
November 29, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187689/-a-case-of-leptomeningeal-melanomatosis-with-acute-paraplegia-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies
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Kasumi Hattori, Nozomu Matsuda, Takenobu Murakami, Eiichi Ito, Yoshikazu Ugawa
A 62-year-old man with acute paraplegia was transferred to our hospital. He had flaccid paraplegia and multiple cranial nerve palsies, such as mydriasis of the left pupil, abduction palsy of the left eye, hoarseness and dysphagia, but no meningeal irritation signs. MRI of the spinal canal showed swellings of the conus medullaris and the cauda equine, and also contrast enhancement of the spinal meninges. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed pleocytosis and protein increment. The lymph node was swollen in his right axilla...
November 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181146/metastatic-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-intradural-foramen-magnum
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Halil Olgun Peker, Nural Cafer Celik, Ulas Cikla, Mustafa K Baskaya
Intradural metastatic tumors are rarely reported in foramen magnum (FM), including cases of melanoma, pituitary carcinoma, thyroid carcinoma, and prostate carcinoma metastases. We report a 68-year-old male who presented with right-sided headache, progressive swallowing difficulty requiring gastrostomy tube and hoarseness over the course of 1 year. Images revealed a heterogeneous, contrast-enhancing lesion in the FM that compressed the anterior aspect of the medulla and upper spinal cord. Although metastatic tumor was considered in differential diagnosis, presumptive diagnosis was FM meningioma due to lack of bone destruction or sclerosis on CT and T2W isointense and T1W hypointense appearance on MRI...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178305/en-bloc-resection-with-the-assistance-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-for-left-lower-lung-cancer-invading-thoracic-vertebrae-and-rib-a-case-report
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Yun Liang, Peng Liu, Xiao-Gang Zhou, Xi-Lei Li, Hong Lin, Nong Chen, Di Ge, Jian Dong
Lung cancer invading the spine was previously considered unresectable and fatal and, consequently, there are few reports focusing on tumors located in the lower lung lobe and invading the spine. With the development of spinal instrumentation and surgical techniques, and wider acceptance of spondylectomy by surgeons, radical surgical resection has become feasible. Here, we present a case of a male patient with a left lower lung cancer invading thoracic vertebrae who underwent complete resection with sagittal en bloc hemivertebrectomy with video-assisted thoracoscopy...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175570/reliability-of-the-tokuhashi-score-to-predict-prognosis-comparison-of-117-patients
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Leandro Pelegrini de Almeida, Tamara Vidaletti, André Martins de Lima Cecchini, Ericson Sfreddo, Felipe Martins de Lima Cecchini, Asdrubal Falavigna
BACKGROUND: Spinal metastatic disease compromises the quality of life and prognosis of the patients. Prognosis is an important factor for the decision-making process and needs to be precise in order to adjust the intensity of therapy. The Tokuhashi score is a universal instrument to determine the prognosis. The objective was to analyze the effectiveness of the Tokuhashi score in determining the prognosis of the patients with spine metastasis by comparing the expected survival time from the Tokuhashi score with the survival time observed among surgical patients...
November 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165794/leptomeningeal-metastasis-from-systemic-cancer-review-and-update-on-management
#14
REVIEW
Nancy Wang, Mia S Bertalan, Priscilla K Brastianos
Leptomeningeal metastasis is an uncommon and typically late complication of cancer with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Diagnosis is often challenging, with nonspecific presenting symptoms ranging from headache and confusion to focal neurologic deficits, such as cranial nerve palsies. Standard diagnostic evaluation involves a neurologic examination, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and spine with gadolinium, and cytologic evaluation of the cerebral spinal fluid. Therapy entails a multimodal approach focused on palliation with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, which may be administered systemically or directly into the cerebral spinal fluid...
November 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156895/survival-analysis-of-malignant-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-after-palliative-radiotherapy-using-tokuhashi-scoring-system-and-the-impact-of-systemic-therapy
#15
Wing Ho Mui, Tai Chung Lam, Frank Chi Sing Wong, Wing King Sze
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown similar clinical outcomes of both single and multi-fraction (Fr) radiation therapy among malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MSCC) patients with poor prognosis; whereas, patients expected to have longer survival may require long-course radiotherapy to prevent local failure. However, such a poor prognosis risk group has not yet been clearly identified for use in daily clinical practice. We examined if the known predictive Tokuhashi scoring system could be adapted in MSCC patients treated with palliative radiation therapy...
August 29, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143901/combined-vertebral-augmentation-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-update
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REVIEW
Ning Mao Kam, Julian Maingard, Hong Kuan Kok, Dinesh Ranatunga, Duncan Brooks, William C Torreggiani, Peter L Munk, Michael J Lee, Ronil V Chandra, Hamed Asadi
Spinal metastases are the most commonly encountered tumour of the spine, occurring in up to 40% of patients with cancer. Each year, approximately 5% of cancer patients will develop spinal metastases. This number is expected to increase as the life expectancy of cancer patients increases. Patients with spinal metastases experience severe and frequently debilitating pain, which often decreases their remaining quality of life. With a median survival of less than 1 year, the goals of treatment in spinal metastases are reducing pain, improving or maintaining level of function and providing mechanical stability...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140834/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-secondary-to-melanoma-a-systematic-review
#17
Nicholas J Hadden, Jerome R D McIntosh, Samuel Jay, Paula J Whittaker
Melanoma is one of the most common primary tumours associated with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). The aim of this review is to identify prognostic factors specifically for MSCC secondary to melanoma. A systematic search of literature was performed in MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Library to identify studies reporting prognostic factors for patients with MSCC secondary to melanoma. Two studies, involving a total of 39 patients, fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The variables associated with increased survival were receiving postoperative radiotherapy, receiving chemotherapy, perioperative lactate dehydrogenase level less than or equal to 8...
November 14, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138883/hallmarks-of-bone-metastasis
#18
REVIEW
Rachelle W Johnson, Larry J Suva
Breast cancer bone metastasis develops as the result of a series of complex interactions between tumor cells, bone marrow cells, and resident bone cells. The net effect of these interactions are the disruption of normal bone homeostasis, often with significantly increased osteoclast and osteoblast activity, which has provided a rational target for controlling tumor progression, with little or no emphasis on tumor eradication. Indeed, the clinical course of metastatic breast cancer is relatively long, with patients likely to experience sequential skeletal-related events (SREs), often over lengthy periods of time, even up to decades...
November 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125427/the-surgical-treatment-of-metastatic-spine-tumors-within-the-intramedullary-compartment
#19
Ben A Strickland, Ian E McCutcheon, Indro Chakrabarti, Laurence D Rhines, Jeffrey S Weinberg
OBJECTIVE Metastasis to the spinal cord is rare, and optimal management of this disease is unclear. The authors investigated this issue by analyzing the results of surgical treatment of spinal intramedullary metastasis (IM) at a major cancer center. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 13 patients who underwent surgery for IM. Patients had renal cell carcinoma (n = 4), breast carcinoma (n = 3), melanoma (n = 2), non-small cell lung cancer (n = 1), sarcoma (n = 1), adenoid cystic carcinoma (n = 1), and cervical cancer (n = 1)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124954/practicality-of-using-the-figure-of-eight-bandage-to-prevent-fatal-wound-dehiscence-after-spinal-tumor-surgery-for-upper-thoracic-metastasis
#20
Dong Kwang Seo, Jin-Hoon Park, Sun Kyu Oh, Yongchel Ahn, Sang Ryong Jeon
OBJECT: Serious postoperative wound problems can frequently develop after surgery with perioperative RT for upper thoracic metastatic lesions. The figure-of-eight bandage can restrict excessive shoulder motion, which could prevent wound dehiscence. The purpose of this study was to describe the efficacy of using the figure-of-eight bandage to prevent postoperative wound dehiscence. METHODS: Between February 2005 and July 2015, we retrospectively evaluated the medical records of cancer patients who underwent surgery with or without RT for spinal metastasis involving the upper thoracic spine...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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