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Wei Wan, Yan Lou, Zhiqi Hu, Ting Wang, Jinsong Li, Yu Tang, Zhipeng Wu, Leqin Xu, Xinghai Yang, Dianwen Song, Jianru Xiao
Little information has been published in the literature regarding survival outcomes of patients with Ewing's sarcoma family tumors (ESFTs) of the spine. The purpose of this study is to explore factors that may affect the prognosis of patients with non-metastatic spinal ESFTs. A retrospective analysis of survival outcomes was performed in patients with non-metastatic spinal ESFTs. Univariate and multivariate analyses were employed to identify prognostic factors for recurrence and survival. Recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were defined as the date of surgery to the date of local relapse and death...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Trevor W Moore, R Timothy Bentley, Sarah A Moore, Michele Provencher, Emma E Warry, Rebecca Kohnken, Hock Gan Heng
Published information regarding canine vertebral column mast cell tumors (MCTs) is limited. The objectives of this study were to report clinical and advanced imaging findings for a group of dogs with confirmed spinal MCT. Inclusion criteria for this retrospective case series were dogs with spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scans and a histological diagnosis of spinal MCT. Clinical, imaging, treatment, and outcome data were recorded. Four dogs met inclusion criteria. One dog had primary spinal MCT and three dogs had metastatic spinal MCT...
October 9, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Taisei Sako, Yasuaki Iida, Yuichirou Yokoyama, Shintaro Tsuge, Keiji Hasegawa, Akihito Wada, Tetsuo Mikami, Hiroshi Takahashi
Solitary epidural space metastasis of a malignant tumor is rare. We encountered a 79-year-old male patient with solitary metastatic epidural tumor who developed paraplegia and dysuria. The patient had undergone total gastrectomy for gastric cancer followed by chemotherapy 8 months priorly. The whole body was examined for suspected metastatic spinal tumor, but no metastases of the spine or important organs were observed, and a solitary mass was present in the thoracic spinal epidural space. The mass was excised for diagnosis and treatment and was histopathologically diagnosed as metastasis from gastric cancer...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Claudio E Tatsui, Telmo A B Belsuzarri, Marilou Oro, Laurence D Rhines, Jing Li, Amol J Ghia, Behrang Amini, Heron Espinoza, Paul D Brown, Ganesh Rao
OBJECTIVE An emerging paradigm for treating patients with epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) caused by metastatic tumors is surgical decompression and stabilization, followed by stereotactic radiosurgery. In the setting of rapid progressive disease, interruption or delay in return to systemic treatment can lead to a negative impact in overall survival. To overcome this limitation, the authors introduce the use of spinal laser interstitial thermotherapy (sLITT) in association with percutaneous spinal stabilization to facilitate a rapid return to oncological treatment...
October 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
Tanner M Johanns, Christopher A Miller, Ian G Dorward, Christina Tsien, Edward Chang, Arie Perry, Ravindra Uppaluri, Cole Ferguson, Robert E Schmidt, Sonika Dahiya, George Ansstas, Elaine R Mardis, Gavin P Dunn
We present the case of a patient with a left frontal glioblastoma with PNET features and hypermutated genotype in the setting of a POLE germline alteration. During standard-of-care chemoradiation, the patient developed a cervical spine metastasis and was subsequently treated with Pembrolizumab. Shortly thereafter, the patient developed an additional metastatic spinal lesion. Using whole exome DNA sequencing and clonal analysis, we report changes in the subclonal architecture throughout treatment. Furthermore, a persistently high neoantigen load was observed within all tumors...
September 28, 2016: Cancer Discovery
C K Ho, K A Kumar, E C White, M Azoulay, D K Fujimoto, S Aggarwal, M F Gensheimer, I C Gibbs, J R Adler, S D Chang, S L Hancock, C Y H Choi, S G Soltys
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Caroline Clausen, Benny Dahl, Susanne Christiansen Frevert, Julie Lyng Forman, Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Lars Lönn
BACKGROUND: Preoperative embolization is based on the preoperative digital subtraction angiography (DSA) tumor blush, and as such is considered the "gold standard" for determining tumor vascularity. However, to our knowledge reliability studies evaluating vascularity ratings of DSA tumor blush in spinal metastases have not been published previously. PURPOSE: To evaluate inter- and intra-rater agreement in the assessment of the vascularity of spinal metastases using DSA tumor blush...
September 20, 2016: Acta Radiologica
Diana Murro Lin, Ji-Weon Park, Paolo Gattuso
Primary bladder signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) is extremely rare and associated with an aggressive course. To our knowledge, we describe the first metastatic bladder SRCC identified in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A 68-year-old male with 1 year history of primary bladder SRCC with spinal metastasis presented with multiple falls and loss of consciousness. Brain imaging showed high signal in the frontoparietal sulci and superior cerebellum. CSF analysis was significant for increased leukocytes with monocyte predominance while protein and glucose values were within normal range...
September 15, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Soheila Raysi Dehcordi, Alessandro Ricci, Alessandro Chiominto, Danilo De Paulis, Hambra Di Vitantonio, Renato J Galzio
BACKGROUND: Extradural spinal mass lesions are most commonly metastatic tumors. Extradural meningiomas are rare, accounting for approximately 2.5-3.5% of spinal meningiomas; intraoperatively, they are easily mistaken for malignant tumors, especially in the en plaque variety, resulting in inadequate surgical treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION: Our case is one of the first to describe a patient with two purely extradural meningiomas, one each between D3-D4 and between D5-D6 vertebral levels...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
Shojiro Minomo, Akihiro Tokoro, Tomoki Utsumi, Masahiro Ishihara, Masanori Akira, Shinji Atagi
Intramedullary spinal cord metastasis of non-small cell lung cancer is rare, and it has a short prognosis. We report a 53-year-old man diagnosed with cT4N0M0, stage IIIA squamous cell lung cancer. Ten months after left pneumonectomy (pT4N0M0), an intramedullary spinal cord tumor developed at the axis level. The intramedullary spinal cord tumor was resected, and he was diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell lung cancer. Radiotherapies and another tumor resection were conducted, as he had a good performance status and the discrete lesion was associated with the risk of brain stem compression...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
John Michael Hazenfield, Mary F Gaskill-Shipley
Neoplasia of the spinal cord, including both primary and metastatic tumors, is relatively rare, representing 4%-10% of all central nervous system tumors, and can present a diagnostic challenge to the radiologist. More than 90% of primary spinal cord neoplasms are derived from the glial cell lineage, including the 2 most common tumors ependymoma and astrocytoma. However, less common spinal cord tumors, including metastatic disease, as well as nonneoplastic and paraneoplastic processes should be considered in the diagnosis of intramedullary spinal cord lesions...
October 2016: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
G Abi Lahoud, S Abi Jaoude
The spine is the most common site of skeletal metastases. Treatment decisions for patients with spinal metastases can be challenging and greatly depend on survival prognosis. Surgery remains a valuable weapon in the therapeutic arsenal. A review of the literature describing the role of surgery, the various surgical approaches and the prognostic scores available for the management of spinal metastases was performed and summarized. Surgery for spinal metastases has 3 main objectives: management of pain, achievement of mechanical stability and preservation or restoration of neurological function...
October 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Thomas Broggini, Andras Piffko, Christian J Hoffmann, Christoph Harms, Peter Vajkoczy, Marcus Czabanka
During the metastatic process tumor cells circulate in the blood stream and are carried to various organs. In order to spread to different organs tumor cell-endothelial cell interactions are crucial for extravasation mechanisms. It remains unclear if tumor cell dissemination to the spinal bone occurs by passive entrapment of circulating tumor cells or by active cellular mechanisms mediated by cell surface molecules or secreted factors. We investigated the seeding of three different tumor cell lines (melanoma, lung and prostate carcinoma) to the microvasculature of different organs...
2016: PloS One
Lv Guohua, Lu Lingyun, Dai Zhehao
AIM: Paragangliomas of the spine are rare tumors. Clinical presentations and courses of spinal paragangliomas are varied, and there are no standard principles of treatment to date. The purpose of this study is to explore the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of spinal paragangliomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The clinical data of 7 consecutive cases with complete medical records and follow-up results that were treated in our institutions from October 2000 to October 2011 was retrospected...
November 13, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
Rafael De la Garza Ramos, C Rory Goodwin, Amit Jain, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Charles G Fisher, Chetan Bettegowda, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop a perioperative metastatic spinal tumor frailty index (MSTFI) which could predict morbidity, mortality, and length of stay. METHODS: A large inpatient hospitalization database was searched from 2002-2011 to identify 4,583 patients with spinal metastasis from breast (21.1%), lung (34.1%), thyroid (3.8%), renal (19.9%) and prostate (21.1%) cancer who underwent surgery. A multiple logistic regression model identified nine independent parameters that were used to construct the MSTFI: anemia, chronic lung disease, coagulopathy, electrolyte abnormalities, pulmonary circulation disorders, renal failure, malnutrition, emergent/urgent admission, and anterior/combined surgical approach...
August 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yurdal Gezercan, Gökhan Çavuş, Ali Ihsan Ökten, Güner Menekşe, Mustafa Çikili, Fulya Adamhasan, Ali Arslan, Vedat Açik
OBJECTIVE: Currently, anterior, posterior or combined approaches are used in various spinal disorders. However, a single-stage posterolateral transpedicular approach with 360-degree stabilization and vertebrectomy provides better results for spinal tumors. METHODS: We evaluated the age, gender distribution, presenting symptoms, neurological examination findings according to the pre- and post-operative Frankel classification, pre- and post-operative VAS pain scores, pre-operatively administered medical therapies, pre- and post-operative corset use, level of the lesion, levels of previous surgical interventions, root ligation (if performed), results of the primary disease, hospitalization duration (after the operation), post-operative complications (if any), post-operative follow-up duration and post-operative survival duration of 22 patients...
August 12, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, Simon S Lo, Kristin Redmond, Hany Soliman, Sten Myrehaug, Zain A Husain, Chinthaka Heyn, Anish Kapadia, Aimee Chan, Arjun Sahgal
Due to increased effectiveness of cancer treatments and increasing survival rates, metastatic disease has become more frequent compared to the past, with the spine being the most common site of bony metastases. Diagnostic imaging is an integral part of screening, diagnosis and follow-up of spinal metastases. In this article, we review the principles of multimodality imaging for tumor detection with respect to their value for diagnosis and stereotactic body radiation therapy planning for spinal metastases. We will also review the current international consensus agreement for stereotactic body radiation therapy planning, and the role of imaging in achieving the best possible treatment plan...
August 15, 2016: Future Oncology
Sanganagouda S Patil, Abhay M Nene
BACKGROUND: High grade metastatic spinal tumors are most common and are invasive. These patients can succumb to disease progression if not treated timely. Although considered as invasive and morbid, total enbloc spondylectomy (TES) in selected cases has better survival rates. The authors describe the results of TES for high grade metastatic spinal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five patients (four females and one male) underwent TES for solitary metastatic vertebral lesion between November 2012 and January 2014...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
C Rory Goodwin, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Laurence D Rhines, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer, Stefano Boriani, Daniel M Sciubba, Chetan Bettegowda
STUDY TYPE: A review of the literature. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to discuss the evolution of molecular signatures and the history and development of targeted therapeutics in metastatic tumor types affecting the spinal column. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Molecular characterization of metastatic spine tumors is expected to usher in a revolution in diagnostic and treatment paradigms. Molecular characterization will provide critical information that can be used for initial diagnosis, prognosticating the ideal treatment strategy, assessment of treatment efficacy, surveillance and monitoring recurrence, and predicting complications, clinical outcome, and overall survival in patients diagnosed with metastatic cancers to the spinal column...
October 15, 2016: Spine
C Rory Goodwin, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Mark H Bilsky, Jeremy J Reynolds, Laurence D Rhines, Ilya Laufer, Alexander C Disch, Arpad Bozsodi, Shreyaskumar R Patel, Ziya L Gokaslan, Daniel M Sciubba, Chetan Bettegowda
STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. OBJECTIVE: To describe advancements in molecular techniques, biomarkers, technology, and targeted therapeutics and the potential these modalities hold to predict treatment paradigms, clinical outcomes, and/or survival in patients diagnosed with primary spinal column tumors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Advances in molecular technologies and techniques have influenced the prevention, diagnosis, and overall management of patients diagnosed with cancer...
October 15, 2016: Spine
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