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gynecologic neoplasms

Nicholas R Ladwig, J Kenneth Schoolmeester, Laura Weil, Jocelyn S Chapman, Charles Zaloudek, Sarah E Umetsu
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a neoplasm of intermediate malignant potential that only rarely involves the gynecologic tract. Several cases of IMT arising in various locations including the lung, bladder, trachea, and breast in association with pregnancy have been reported in the literature, and 3 cases involving the placenta have been previously described. We report 2 cases of IMT identified in association with pregnancy; the first was an intrauterine mass delivered entirely separate from the placenta and fetus, and the second was an incidental mass identified within the placental parenchyma following delivery...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Carolyn J Kushner, Wei-Ting Hwang, Shiyu Wang, Lawrence J Solin, Neha Vapiwala
PURPOSE: Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or early-stage breast cancer have an excellent prognosis, but their risk of developing second malignant neoplasms (SMNs) is not well established. We analyzed SMNs in a large cohort with long follow-up after breast conservation therapy. METHODS: The study population comprised 755 women with DCIS (n = 135) or stage I-II breast carcinoma (n = 620). Subjects were aged 25-89 (median 55) years when they underwent breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy to the entire breast (60-68Gray) between 1992 and 2001...
February 27, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Courtney A Woodfield
Pelvic ultrasound examination is the primary imaging modality for evaluating a wide range of female pelvic symptomatology, and is often the first imaging test to detect a gynecologic malignancy. Ultrasound imaging is particularly useful for evaluating the thickness and appearance of the endometrium in patients with abnormal bleeding, and in detecting and characterizing ovarian lesions. This article reviews the ultrasound appearance of gynecologic neoplasms grouped by anatomic site of origin, the ultrasound appearance of select benign pelvic pathology not to be misinterpreted as malignancy, as well as available ultrasound imaging-based guidelines for managing potential gynecologic neoplasms...
April 2018: PET Clinics
Wui-Jin Koh, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Sarah Bean, Kristin Bradley, Susana M Campos, Kathleen R Cho, Hye Sook Chon, Christina Chu, David Cohn, Marta Ann Crispens, Shari Damast, Oliver Dorigo, Patricia J Eifel, Christine M Fisher, Peter Frederick, David K Gaffney, Suzanne George, Ernest Han, Susan Higgins, Warner K Huh, John R Lurain, Andrea Mariani, David Mutch, Christa Nagel, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Amanda Nickles Fader, Steven W Remmenga, R Kevin Reynolds, Todd Tillmanns, Stefanie Ueda, Emily Wyse, Catheryn M Yashar, Nicole R McMillian, Jillian L Scavone
Endometrial carcinoma is a malignant epithelial tumor that forms in the inner lining, or endometrium, of the uterus. Endometrial carcinoma is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Approximately two-thirds of endometrial carcinoma cases are diagnosed with disease confined to the uterus. The complete NCCN Guidelines for Uterine Neoplasms provide recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma. This manuscript discusses guiding principles for the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of early-stage endometrial carcinoma as well as evidence for these recommendations...
February 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Emanuela Anastasi, Tiziana Filardi, Sara Tartaglione, Andrea Lenzi, Antonio Angeloni, Susanna Morano
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a chronic disease with a growing prevalence and a leading cause of death in many countries. Several epidemiological studies observed an association between T2D and increased risk of many types of cancer, such as gynecologic neoplasms (endometrial, cervical, ovarian and vulvar cancer). Insulin resistance, chronic inflammation and high free ovarian steroid hormones are considered the possible mechanisms behind this complex relationship. A higher risk of endometrial cancer was observed in T2D, even though this association largely attenuated after adjusting for obesity...
February 10, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Siavash Rahimi, Iolia Akaev, Carla Marani, Mridula Chopra, Chit Cheng Yeoh
Endometrial stromal sarcomas (ESS) are rare and understudied gynecologic mesenchymal neoplasms. These tumors can be confused with many other gynecologic and nongynecologic tumors due to their variegated morphologic appearance and nonspecific immunohistochemical profile. ESS can express cytokeratin (CK) and, therefore, may be misdiagnosed as carcinoma especially in extrauterine locations and when recurrence/metastasis is present. In this study, we investigated the expression of a wide spectrum of CKs consisting of AE1/3, CAM 5...
February 5, 2018: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Carla B Ripamonti, Siranoush Manoukian, Bernard Peissel, Jacopo Azzollini, Maria Luisa Carcangiu, Paolo Radice
Carcinosarcomas (CSs) are biphasic neoplasms composed of high grade, malignant, epithelial and mesenchymal elements. The incidence of gynecological CSs (GCSs) is 0.4/100,000 women per year. Patients affected with GCSs have been occasionally reported in Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) families, including a few cases with pathogenic variants in BRCA1/BRCA2 genes. The prevalence and the association of GCSs in HBOC families have not been systematically investigated. Thus, we searched for families with GCSs in the HBOC registry of the National Cancer Institute of Milan...
February 2018: Cancer Genetics
Vishuda Laengsri, Usanee Kerdpin, Chotiros Plabplueng, Lertyot Treeratanapiboon, Pornlada Nuchnoi
Gynecologic malignant neoplasms are a severe health problem among female patients, of which cervical cancer (CC), in particular, is a common disease leading to high mortality rates. Despite extensive attempts by researchers to solve the molecular mystery of CC, the mechanisms of its pathogenesis remain unclear. Tumor markers used in the clinical laboratory, such as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), cancer antigen (CA)-125, and CA19-9, provide some help in diagnosing patients with CC. However, finding new molecular markers with high sensitivity and specificity is necessary...
January 25, 2018: Laboratory Medicine
W Glenn McCluggage
Accurate staging of cancers is an important determinant of prognosis and guides optimal patient treatment. Although the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting recommends that endometrial cancers (including carcinosarcomas) are pathologically staged using the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) 2009 system, in many areas TNM [American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) or Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)] staging is used or even mandated; these latter systems are based on FIGO 2009...
March 2018: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
Kris Ann P Schultz, Gretchen M Williams, Junne Kamihara, Douglas R Stewart, Anne K Harris, Andrew J Bauer, Joyce Turner, Rachana Shah, Katherine Schneider, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Ann Garrity Carr, Laura A Harney, Shari Baldinger, A Lindsay Frazier, Daniel Orbach, Dominik T Schneider, David Malkin, Louis P Dehner, Yoav H Messinger, Ashley Hill
Pathogenic germline DICER1 variants cause a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome with a variety of manifestations. In addition to conferring increased cancer risks for pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors, particularly Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, individuals with pathogenic germline DICER1 variants may also develop lung cysts, cystic nephroma, renal sarcoma and Wilms tumor, nodular hyperplasia of the thyroid, nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma, ciliary body medulloepithelioma, genitourinary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and brain tumors including pineoblastoma and pituitary blastoma...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Deyin Xing, Natalie Banet, Rajni Sharma, Russell Vang, Brigitte M Ronnett, Peter B Illei
Serous ovarian neoplasms can overlap morphologically with peritoneal mesothelial proliferations, including well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma (WDPM) and malignant epithelioid mesothelioma (MM). Accurate histologic classification of these neoplasms is important for clinical management. The Pax-8 protein is commonly used for differentiating peritoneal MM from serous carcinoma, but the diagnostic value of Pax-8 for distinguishing WDPM from borderline or low-grade serous tumors is unknown. We used immunohistochemistry staining to assess Pax-8 expression in 33 WDPMs, 34 peritoneal MMs, 48 pleural MMs, 11 adenomatoid tumors, 5 peritoneal inclusion cysts, and 51 benign/reactive mesothelium specimens...
February 2018: Human Pathology
Angela Pang, Mariana Carbini, Andre L Moreira, Robert G Maki
In this review, we outline the biology and management of patients with carcinosarcomas and related malignancies, which are often included under the broader concept of sarcomatoid carcinomas. Carcinosarcomas are unusual tumors that are commonly gynecologic in origin, where they are referred to as malignant mixed Müllerian tumors, but may appear in any anatomic site. Although a variety of hypotheses have been presented as to the biphasic nature of these tumors, carcinosarcomas seem to represent the best example in human cancers of the concept of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), in which the two parts of the tumor are genomically related to one another, as opposed to the mesenchymal component that represents a second neoplasm or (benign) reactive process...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Barbara M Norquist, Mark F Brady, Maria I Harrell, Tom Walsh, Ming K Lee, Suleyman Gulsuner, Sarah S Bernards, Silvia Casadei, Robert A Burger, Krishnansu S Tewari, Floor Backes, Robert S Mannel, Gretchen Glaser, Cheryl Bailey, Stephen Rubin, John Soper, Heather A Lankes, Nilsa C Ramirez, Mary Claire King, Michael J Birrer, Elizabeth M Swisher
Purpose: We hypothesized that mutations in homologous recombination repair (HRR) genes beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 improve outcomes for ovarian carcinoma patients treated with platinum therapy and would impact the relative benefit of adding prolonged bevacizumab. Experimental Design: We sequenced DNA from blood and/or neoplasm from 1,195 women enrolled in GOG-0218, a randomized phase III trial in advanced ovarian carcinoma of bevacizumab added to carboplatin and paclitaxel. Defects in HRR were defined as damaging mutations in 16 genes...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Lidia Castagneto Gissey, Germano Mariano, Layla Musleh, Pasquale Lepiane, Marco Colasanti, Roberto L Meniconi, Federico Ranocchi, Francesco Musumeci, Mario Antonini, Giuseppe M Ettorre
BACKGROUND: Uterine leiomyomas represent the gynecological neoplasm with the highest prevalence worldwide. This apparently benign pathological entity may permeate into the venous system causing the so-called intravenous leiomyomatosis of the uterus (IVL). IVL may seldom extend to large caliber veins and reach the right cardiac chambers or pulmonary arteries and cause signs of right sided congestive heart failure and sudden death. Due to its low incidence, however, IVL with intracardiac extension is often misdiagnosed resulting in deferred treatment...
November 29, 2017: BMC Surgery
Hyojin Kim, Taewon Jeong, Yeongho Lee, Gyeonga Kim, Sanggi Hong, Sukyung Beck, Jeongbeom Mun, Kyongjin Kim, Myeongjin Ju
A 74-year-old postmenopausal woman visited our gynecology clinic complaining of a palpable abdominal mass. Physical and radiological evaluation indicated that the mass exhibited features of a left ovarian neoplasm showing heterogeneous enhancement. Surgical resection was performed to confirm this suspicion. During surgery, a mass was observed only in the left ovary with no invasive growth, but adhesions to the surrounding peritoneum were seen. Given the patient's age, large mass size, and accompanying uterine myoma and right ovarian cyst, total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed...
November 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Gina Nam, Young-Mee Lim, Min Sun Cho, Junghye Lee, Yun Hwan Kim
Epithelial ovarian carcinoma is a high mortality neoplasm in gynecologic malignancy. It usually can metastasize to distant organs such as pleura, liver, lung, and lymph nodes. However, the skin metastases are not common and related to very poor prognosis. Here we report a 54-year-old patient with ovarian clear cell carcinoma with skin metastases on the anterior chest at 11 months after initial diagnosis. Although she received palliative chemotherapy, she expired due to disease progression 2 months later after the diagnosis of skin metastases...
November 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Hina Manzoor, Hamida Naheed, Khushnaseeb Ahmad, Shehla Iftikhar, Muhammad Asif, Jamila Shuja, Neelam Sultan, Irfan Ali, Syed Inayatullah, Yasir Hayat Khan
Gynaecological malignancies contribute significantly to cancer burden and have a higher rate of mortality and morbidity. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the pattern of gynaecological malignancies identified between January, 2000 and December, 2011, at the Centre for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy (CENAR). At CENAR 5,072 female patients were registered with different malignancies, of which 632 cases were gynaecological malignancies. Ovarian cancer (47%) was the most common gynaecological malignancy, followed by cervical cancer (29%), uterine cancer (14%), vulvar and vaginal cancer (6%), and gestational trophoblastic neoplasm (4%)...
November 2017: Biomedical Reports
Nicole Yoder, Asher Marks, Pei Hui, Babak Litkouhi, Julia Cron
BACKGROUND: Mature cystic teratomas are the most common ovarian neoplasm in adolescents. They are typically benign, however malignant transformation rarely occurs. We report a low-grade astrocytoma arising from a mature cystic teratoma in an adolescent patient. CASE: The patient was a 12-year-old female with an asymptomatic ovarian cyst and subsequent cystectomy. Final pathology identified a solid tumor with glial tissue within the cyst, reported as low-grade astrocytoma arising in a mature cystic teratoma...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Eric J Yang, Brooke E Howitt, Christopher D M Fletcher, Marisa R Nucci
AIMS: Solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is an uncommon spindle cell neoplasm of fibroblastic origin, first described as a tumour of the pleura and now well established at extrapleural sites. However, SFT in the female genital tract is rare and therefore not fully characterised. Here, we describe a series of 25 SFTs arising throughout the gynaecological tract, including the vulva (14 cases), vagina (one), cervix (one), uterus (six), ovary (two), and fallopian tube (one). METHODS AND RESULTS: The tumours showed classic histology as well as known variant morphological features, including a fatty component, diffuse stromal hyalinisation, myxoid stroma, and giant-cell angiofibroma-like features...
April 2018: Histopathology
Catherine Genestie, Alexandra Leary, Mojgan Devouassoux, Aurélie Auguste
Endometrial cancer is the fourth cause of cancer in women in France and is the second most common cancer of the gynecologic cancer after breast cancer with 7275 new cases in 2012. The incidence of this neoplasm tends to increase with population aging, diabetes and obesity's augmentation. In rare cases, a hereditary factor has been described: Lynch's syndrome. The therapeutic management of the patient depends on the endometrial biopsy which specifies the histological type and the histo-prognostic grade as well as the MRI which allow the tumor staging...
December 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
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