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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533639/metastatic-brachial-plexopathy-with-brain-and-spinal-metastasis-in-a-case-of-recurrent-breast-carcinoma-demonstrated-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#1
Sunny J Gandhi, Bhavdeep Rabadiya
We report a case of a 56-year-old woman diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast, who had undergone left modified radical mastectomy followed by radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. FDG PET-CT showed metastatic brachial plexopathy with intra-spinal and extra-axial brain metastasis. Metastatic brachial plexopathy along with brain and spinal metastasis is a rare condition with very less incidence. The scan also showed left para-sternal anterior chest wall recurrence with antero-superior mediastinal metastasis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529579/expression-and-correlation-analysis-of-regiv-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-vegf-a-and-vegf-c-in-metastatic-spinal-tumors
#2
Shuquan Zhang, Guanjie Zhao, Yi Zhao, Rui Gu, Chuangang Peng, Zhe Pu, Minfei Wu
The expression and correlation analysis of the regenerating gene family member 4 (RegIV) and vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF-A and VEGF-C) in metastatic spinal tumors were studied. Fifteen patients with metastatic spinal tumors who underwent operation in our hospital from January 2011 to January 2013 were selected into this study. The expression level of tumor tissues in patients with spinal metastasis and RegIV, VEGF-A and VEGF-C of the corresponding paracancer normal tissue samples were evaluated by immunohistochemical staining method and the correlation between the expression of RegIV, VEGF-A and VEGF-C was analyzed...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526323/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-helps-in-unmasking-the-great-mimicker-a-case-of-neurosarcoidosis-with-isolated-involvement-of-the-spinal-cord
#3
A Gholamrezanezhad, L Mehta
A 36 year-old male with no significant past medical history presented with lower extremity numbness, gait instability, and urinary and bowel retention of 4 weeks onset. Spine MRI revealed diffuse oedema of cervicothoracic spinal cord with several solid enhancing intramedullary lesions, suggestive of metastases. The (18)F-FDG PET/CT performed to identify the primary malignancy demonstrated mild hypermetabolic foci within the cervicothoracic cord, as well as a mildly hypermetabolic bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and a mildly hypermetabolic pulmonary nodule, suggestive of sarcoidosis versus metastasis...
May 16, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516219/decreased-sensory-nerve-excitation-and-bone-pain-associated-with-mouse-lewis-lung-cancer-in-trpv1-deficient-mice
#4
Hiroki Wakabayashi, Satoshi Wakisaka, Toru Hiraga, Kenji Hata, Riko Nishimura, Makoto Tominaga, Toshiyuki Yoneda
Bone pain is one of the most common and life-limiting complications of cancer metastasis to bone. Although the mechanism of bone pain still remains poorly understood, bone pain is evoked as a consequence of sensitization and excitation of sensory nerves (SNs) innervating bone by noxious stimuli produced in the microenvironment of bone metastases. We showed that bone is innervated by calcitonin gene-related protein (CGRP)(+) SNs extending from dorsal root ganglia (DRG), the cell body of SNs, in mice. Mice intratibially injected with Lewis lung cancer (LLC) cells showed progressive bone pain evaluated by mechanical allodynia and flinching with increased CGRP(+) SNs in bone and augmented SN excitation in DRG as indicated by elevated numbers of pERK- and pCREB-immunoreactive neurons...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515929/clinical-outcome-of-posterior-fixation-surgery-in-patients-with-vertebral-metastasis-of-lung-cancer
#5
Tomoyuki Igarashi, Keigo Okamoto, Koji Teramoto, Ryosuke Kaku, Keiko Ishida, Keiko Ueda, Yo Kawaguchi, Tetsuo Hori, Masayuki Hashimoto, Shoji Kitamura, Noriaki Tezuka, Jun Hanaoka
Vertebral metastasis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often leads to neurological paralysis, with deterioration of the patients' activities of daily living (ADL). Surgical treatments for the symptoms are unlikely to be recommended due to the poor prognosis of patients with advanced NSCLC. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcome of posterior spinal fixation surgery in patients with neurological paralysis resulting from vertebral metastasis of NSCLC. Between April, 2007 and March, 2012, 4 patients (3 men and 1 woman; median age, 56...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508764/current-incidence-of-different-morphological-types-of-malignant-metastases-to-the-spine-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#6
Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: Malignant tumours particularly often metastasise to the spine, causing considerable pain and limiting the patient's physical function. Standard therapy consists in surgical treatment with adjuvant radiotherapy. The qualification for surgery is a multifaceted process and detailed analysis of the morphology of the metastasis is a key factor. Numerous types of classification of metastatic lesions exist, among which the Tomita system, based on MRI findings, appears to be the most practical...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506029/establishment-of-a-disease-specific-graded-prognostic-assessment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-spinal-metastasis
#7
Chai Hong Rim, Chiwhan Choi, Jinhyun Choi, Jinsil Seong
Background/Aims: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with spinal metastasis (SM) show heterogeneous lengths of survival. In this study, we develop and propose a graded prognostic assessment for HCC patients with SM (HCC-SM GPA). Methods: We previously reported the outcomes of 192 HCC patients with SM who received radiotherapy from April 1992 to February 2012. Prognostic factors that significantly affected survival in that study were used to establish the HCC-SM GPA...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505957/spindle-cell-type-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-arising-in-benign-schwannoma-with-multiple-intraosseous-spinal-metastasis-a-case-report
#8
Jae Yoon Chung, Sung Sun Kim, Sung Kyu Kim
BACKGROUND: Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) arising in benign schwannoma with multiple intraosseous spinal metastasis is extremely rare, having a highly aggressive progression and poor prognosis. In such cases, the malignant cells of MPNST usually have an epithelioid morphology. Here, the authors present a very rare case of spindle cell type MPNST arising in benign schwannoma. CASE: A 47-year-old woman had a history of wide marginal excision of right buttock spindle cell sarcoma previously...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502561/acute-hydrocephalus-due-to-a-primary-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-of-the-cervicothoracic-junction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Y Samanci, H S Togay, R Yakar, F Kabukcuoglu, S E Celik
BACKGROUND: The estimated incidence of malignant nerve sheath tumors is 0.001% per year, and only 2-3% of those tumors involve the spinal nerves. We present a rare case of acute hydrocephalus caused by primary malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the cervicothoracic junction. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 29-year-old previously healthy male patient, except for a history of two previous surgeries for ulnar nerve entrapment and progressive left upper extremity weakness, presented with acute onset somnolence...
May 11, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499659/-spinal-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-french-assessment-in-2016
#10
I Pougnet, E Jaegle, R Garcia, F Tessier, J C Faivre, G Louvel, E Gross, L Gonzague, M Benchalal, A Ducteil, S Supiot, D Autret, J B Clavier, X Mirabel, A Bellière, D Wdowczyk, S Heymann, I Barillot, B de La Lande, V Passerat, M P Sunyach, F Lipinski, D Thibouw, F Guichard, B Chauvet, J Thariat, A Arnaud
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column remains uncommon practice and only relevant in selected group of patients. The main objective of the study was to describe the current state of medical practices of stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column in France in 2016 and to assess the diversity of practices to identify areas for improvement and establish a common database set for this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was written with contribution of a medical physicist, a radiation oncologist, an information technologist and a radiotherapy resident...
May 9, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498291/multi-level-3d-printing-implant-for-reconstructing-cervical-spine-with-metastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#11
Xiucan Li, Yiguo Wang, Yongfei Zhao, Jianheng Liu, Songhua Xiao, Keya Mao
STUDY DESIGN: A unique case report. OBJECTIVE: A three-dimensional (3D) printing technology is proposed for reconstructing multi-level cervical spine (C2-C4) after resection of metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma in a middle-age female patient. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Papillary thyroid carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm with a relatively favorable prognosis. A metastatic lesion in multi-level cervical spine (C2-C4) destroys neurological functions and causes local instability...
May 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490517/atoh1-promotes-leptomeningeal-dissemination-and-metastasis-of-sonic-hedgehog-subgroup-medulloblastomas
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Katie B Grausam, Samuel Dr Dooyema, Laure Bihannic, Hasitha Premathilake, A Sorana Morrissy, Antoine Forget, Amanda M Schaefer, Justin H Gundelach, Slobodan Macura, Diane M Maher, Xin Wang, Alex H Heglin, Xijin Ge, Erliang Zeng, Stephanie Puget, Indra Chandrasekar, Kameswaran Surendran, Richard J Bram, Ulrich Schüller, Michael D Taylor, Olivier Ayrault, Haotian Zhao
Medulloblastoma (MB) arising from the cerebellum is the most common pediatric brain malignancy, with leptomeningeal metastases often present at diagnosis and recurrence associated with poor clinical outcome. In this study, we employed mouse MB models to explore the relationship of tumor pathophysiology and dysregulated expression of the Notch pathway transcription factor ATOH1, which is present in aggressive MB subtypes driven by aberrant Sonic Hedgehog/Patched (SHH/PTCH) signaling. In experiments with conditional Atoh1 mouse mutants crossed to Ptch1(+/-) mice which develop SHH-driven MB[63], animals with Atoh1 transgene expression developed highly penetrant MB at a young age with extensive leptomeningeal disease and metastasis to the spinal cord and brain, resembling xenografts of human SHH MB...
May 10, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490167/endoscopic-treatment-of-an-adult-with-tegmental-astrocytoma-accompanied-by-cerebrospinal-fluid-dissemination
#13
Runchun Lu, Chuzhong Li, Xinsheng Wang, Yazhuo Zhang
Midbrain gliomas are relatively rare neoplasms with a generally benign prognosis, with dissemination or metastasis not previously reported. We describe here a woman, in whom magnetic resonance imaging scans showed hydrocephalus and a tegmental lesion in the upper aqueduct. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and biopsy were performed; during surgery, a second small lesion was observed in the infundibular recess. Histologically, the two lesions had the characteristics of low grade astrocytoma, suggesting that the midbrain astrocytoma may have been disseminated via the cerebral spinal fluid to the infundibular recess...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477339/dose-discrepancy-between-planning-system-estimation-and-measurement-in-spine-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-a-case-report
#14
Sankar Arumugam, Megan Berry, Cesar Ochoa, Aitang Xing, Bradley Beeksma, Philip Vial
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to treat spinal metastases has shown excellent clinical outcomes for local control. High dose gradients wrapping around spinal cord make this treatment technically challenging. In this work, we present a spine SBRT case where a dosimetric error was identified during pre-treatment dosimetric quality assurance (QA). A patient with metastasis in T7 vertebral body consented to undergo SBRT. A dual arc volumetric modulated arc therapy plan was generated on the Pinnacle treatment planning system (TPS) with a 6 MV Elekta machine using gantry control point spacing of 4°...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473950/unusual-metastasis-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-to-the-thoracic-spine-a-case-report-new-surgical-management-proposal-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Ariel Takayanagi, Omid Hariri, Hammad Ghanchi, Dan E Miulli, Javed Siddiqi, Frank Vrionis, Farbod Asgarzadie
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is significantly more common than follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC), yet FTC has a much higher tendency to metastasize to the spinal column. We present a rare case of a metastatic thoracic spinal column lesion originating from the PTC. Thyroid carcinoma is known to be highly vascular with a significant tendency to hemorrhage during surgical resection. This increased tendency to hemorrhage leads to unanticipated intraoperative risks when the type of cancer is not diagnosed before surgical resection...
April 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469500/lung-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-worsening-of-chronic-neck-pain-a-cautionary-tale
#16
Neeka N Akhavan, Tony S Brar, Edlira Maska
INTRODUCTION: Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that up to 70% of the world population will experience at some point in their lives. Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis is an exceedingly rare complication of malignancy that affects less than 1% of all patients with cancer. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 61-year-old man who presented to primary care clinic with 1-month history of worsening neck pain with associated neurologic deficits. Despite initial conservative management, the patient continued to have progressive worsening of sensory and motor deficits...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462790/contemporary-spinal-oncology-treatment-paradigms-and-outcomes-for-metastatic-tumors-to-the-spine-a-systematic-review-of-breast-prostate-renal-and-lung-metastases
#17
REVIEW
Amy Yao, Christopher A Sarkiss, Travis R Ladner, Arthur L Jenkins
Metastatic spinal disease most frequently arises from carcinomas of the breast, lung, prostate, and kidney. Management of spinal metastases (SpM) is controversial in the literature. Recent studies advocate more aggressive surgical resection than older studies which called for radiation therapy alone, challenging previously held beliefs in conservative therapy. A literature search of the PubMed database was performed for spinal oncology outcome studies published in the English language between 2006 and 2016...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457723/dosimetric-effect-of-multileaf-collimator-leaf-width-on-volumetric-modulated-arc-stereotactic-radiotherapy-for-spine-tumors
#18
Ahmad Amoush, Huang Long, Laxmi Subedi, Peng Qi, Toufik Djemil, Ping Xia
This work aimed to study the dosimetric effect of multileaf collimator (MLC) leaf widths in treatment plans for patients receiving volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for spine stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Thirteen patients treated with spine SBRT were retrospectively selected for this study. The patients were treated following the protocol of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 0631 (RTOG 0631) for spine metastasis. The prescription dose was 16 Gy in 1 fraction to 90% of the target volume (V16 > 90%)...
April 28, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449626/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-use-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-perfusion-mri-to-predict-local-recurrence-after-radiosurgery-on-spinal-metastases
#19
Kiran A Kumar, Kyung K Peck, Sasan Karimi, Eric Lis, Andrei I Holodny, Mark H Bilsky, Yoshiya Yamada
PURPOSE: Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging offers noninvasive characterization of the vascular microenvironment and hemodynamics. Stereotactic radiosurgery, or stereotactic body radiation therapy, engages a vascular component of the tumor response which may be detectable using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. The purpose of this study is to examine whether dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging can be used to predict local tumor recurrence in patients with spinal bone metastases who undergo high-dose radiotherapy with stereotactic radiosurgery...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444429/hypopharyngeal-and-upper-esophageal-ulceration-after-cervical-spine-radiotherapy-concurrent-with-crizotinib
#20
Marcus H Zimmermann, Gabriele Beckmann, Pius Jung, Michael Flentje
Herein, the authors describe the case of a 31-year-old female patient with primary metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung referred for radiation therapy of newly diagnosed intramedullary spinal cord metastasis at C4/5 and an adjacent osteolytic lesion. Radiotherapy of the cervical spine level C3 to C5, including the whole vertebra, was performed with 30 Gy in 10 fractions. The patient's systemic therapy with crizotinib 250 mg twice daily was continued. After 8 fractions of radiation the patient developed increasing dysphagia...
April 25, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
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