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Plasma cell neoplasms

Shinya Fujie, Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Hiromasa Hazama, Takaaki Ito, Keiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ono
A 70-year-old man was referred to our hospital with exacerbation of diabetes. His blood tests showed elevated levels of serum IgG4 and HbA1c. Computed tomography of the pancreatic body demonstrated a weakly enhanced mass, 2 cm in size, with indistinct borders. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography revealed a narrowing of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) at the pancreatic body, a markedly dilated upstream duct, and a slightly dilated downstream duct. Endoscopic ultrasonography demonstrated an iso-hypoechoic heterogeneous mass, protruding and spreading in the pancreatic duct...
March 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Sean W Berquist, Abd-Elrahman Said Hassan, Olga Miakicheva, Catherine Dufour, Zachary Hamilton, Ahmed Shabaik, Ithaar H Derweesh
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1016/j.eucr.2016.03.005.].
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
Federica Camela, Marcella Gallucci, Emanuela di Palmo, Salvatore Cazzato, Mario Lima, Giampaolo Ricci, Andrea Pession
The inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare lesion of unclear etiology and variable clinical course, consisting of a proliferation of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts, mixed with inflammatory cells. Synonyms of IMT are inflammatory pseudotumor and plasma cell granuloma reflecting the alleged inflammatory nature attributed to this lesion, even though this heterogeneity in the disease denomination is probably involved in a dispersion of the literature data. Among primary pulmonary neoplasms, it represents the most frequent endobronchial tumor of childhood and beyond the lung it has been described mainly in the bladder, mediastinum and mesentery...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Zhong-Ling Wei, Cai-Ming Pan, Yi-Zhi Jiang, Yan-Dai, Lai-Quan Huanguang, Dong-Ping Huang
High-dose chemotherapy combined with autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) is the first-line treatment for multiple myeloma. Yet, some patients will relapse. Testicular plasmacytoma which rarely happens can be isolated or associated with progressive multiple myeloma. Here, we report a case of multiple myeloma (MM) undergoing ASCT when the patient obtained complete remission. He developed painless right testicular swelling after nearly 3 years since the ASCT. After radical orchiectomy, histopathology showed diffuse abnormal plasma cells infiltration of the testicular tissue...
January 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Xibiao Ye, Geng Zhang, Christiaan Righolt, James B Johnston, Versha Banerji, Spencer B Gibson, Salaheddin M Mahmud
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a group of cancers with highly heterogeneous biology and clinical features. Statins are increasingly prescribed to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Early evidence shows a preventive effect of statins for some cancers, but their effect on NHL risk is unclear. We conducted a population-based nested case-control study involving 5,541 NHL cases and 27,315 controls matched for gender, age, place of residence, and length of period of available prescription drug data. We assessed the use of statins prior to diagnosis (excluding the 12 months prior to the index date)...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Jerry L Spivak
Polycythemia vera (PV) is the most common myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), the ultimate phenotype of the JAK2 V1617F mutation, the MPN with the highest incidence of thromboembolic complications, which usually occur early in the course of the disease, and the only MPN in which erythrocytosis occurs. The classical presentation of PV is characterized by erythrocytosis, leukocytosis, and thrombocytosis, often with splenomegaly and occasionally with myelofibrosis, but it can also present as isolated erythrocytosis with or without splenomegaly, isolated thrombocytosis or isolated leukocytosis, or any combination of these...
March 7, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Marilia Takada, Maciej Parys, Emmalena Gregory-Bryson, Paulo Vilar Saavedra, Matti Kiupel, Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
BACKGROUND: Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare disorder in humans, however it is seen with appreciable frequency in certain breeds of dogs, such as Bernese mountain dog. The purpose of this study was to fully characterize a novel canine histiocytic sarcoma cell line, and utilize it as a tool to screen for potential therapeutic drugs. METHODS: The histiocytic sarcoma cell line was characterized by expression of cellular markers as determined by immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry techniques...
March 1, 2018: BMC Cancer
Mariangeles Auat, Chandra Chiappin Cardoso, Iris Mattos Santos-Pirath, Renata Cristina Messores Rudolf-Oliveira, Camila Matiollo, Bárbara Gil Lange, Jessica Pires da Silva, Gisele Cristina Dametto, Mayara Marin Pirolli, Maria Daniela Holthausen Perico Colombo, Maria Claudia Santos-Silva
BACKGROUND: Flow cytometric immunophenotyping is deemed a fundamental tool for the diagnosis of B-cell neoplasms. Currently, the investigation of novel immunophenotypic markers has gained importance, as they can assist in the precise subclassification of B-cell malignancies by flow cytometry. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the expression of CD307a during normal B-cell maturation and in B-cell malignancies as well as to investigate its potential role in the differential diagnosis of these entities...
February 24, 2018: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
Jonathon H Gralewski, Ginell R Post, Frits van Rhee, Youzhong Yuan
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell myeloma (PCM) is a neoplasm of terminally differentiated B lymphocytes with molecular heterogeneity. Although therapy-related myeloid neoplasms are common in plasma cell myeloma patients after chemotherapy, transdifferentiation of plasma cell myeloma into myeloid neoplasms has not been reported in literature. Here we report a very rare case of myeloid neoplasm transformed from plasma cell myeloma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man with a history of plasma cell myeloma with IGH-MAF gene rearrangement and RAS/RAF mutations developed multiple soft tissue lesions one year following melphalan-based chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant...
February 20, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Diana Oelofse, Ilse Truter
BACKGROUND: The incidence of haematological malignancies in Africa's rapidly urbanising populations is insufficiently explored. Reliable population-based cancer statistics, however, continues to be a scarce resource in Africa and tends to be urban biased with limited rural coverage. In addition, many haematological malignancies are regarded as rare cancers, a sub-group that often affects the young disproportionately and require advanced diagnostic services and facilities able to deliver costly sophisticated treatments...
February 17, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology
Yoji Kukita, Kazuyoshi Ohkawa, Ryoji Takada, Hiroyuki Uehara, Kazuhiro Katayama, Kikuya Kato
The accuracy of next-generation sequencing (NGS) for detecting tumor-specific mutations in plasma DNA is hindered by errors introduced during PCR/sequencing, base substitutions caused by DNA damage, and pre-existing mutations in normal cells that are present at a low frequency. Here, we performed NGS of genes related to pancreatic cancer (comprising 2.8 kb of genomic DNA) in plasma DNA (average 4.5 ng) using molecular barcodes. The average number of sequenced molecules was 900, and the sequencing depth per molecule was 100 or more...
2018: PloS One
Sara Canovas Nunes, Martina Manzoni, Marco Pizzi, Elisa Mandato, Marilena Carrino, Laura Quotti Tubi, Renato Zambello, Fausto Adami, Andrea Visentin, Gregorio Barilà, Livio Trentin, Sabrina Manni, Antonino Neri, Gianpietro Semenzato, Francesco Piazza
Multiple myeloma is a post-germinal center B-cell neoplasm, characterized by the proliferation of malignant bone marrow plasma cells, whose survival and proliferation is sustained by growth factors and cytokines present in the bone marrow microenvironment. Among them, IL-6 triggers the signal downstream of its receptor, leading to the activation of the JAK/STAT pathway. The atypical GTPase RhoU lays downstream of STAT3 transcription factor and could be responsible for mediating its effects on cytoskeleton dynamics...
February 13, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
Atsuko Masunaga, Fumihiro Ishibashi, Eitetsu Koh, Takashi Oide, Yasuo Sekine, Kenzo Hiroshima
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease often forms a mass and the affected lesion is clinically removed because the mass cannot be differentiated from a neoplasm. Affected lesions commonly occur in the pancreas, hepatobiliary tract, kidney, and retroperitoneum. However, the lesion rarely occurs in the thymus. A histological worldwide consensus of IgG4-related disease proposed that pathological diagnosis of IgG4-related disease should meet more than two of three major features: 1) dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration with greater than 40% IgG4+/IgG+ plasma cells, 2) storiform fibrosis; and 3) obliterative phlebitis...
January 17, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Qi Gao, Venkata Yellapantula, Maly Fenelus, Janine Pichardo, Lu Wang, Ola Landgren, Ahmet Dogan, Mikhail Roshal
CD99(MIC2) is a widely expressed cell surface glycoprotein and functions as a tumor suppressor involved in downregulation of SRC family of tyrosine kinase. CD99 expression is tightly regulated through B-cell development. The principal aims of this study were to investigate the clinical utility of CD99 expression (i) in distinguishing normal plasma cells from primary plasma cell neoplasms; (ii) in detection of minimal residual disease in primary plasma cell neoplasms; and (iii) in distinguishing plasma cell component of B-cell lymphomas from primary plasma cell neoplasms...
February 5, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Anum Bilal, Paul Der Mesropian, Franklin Lam, Gulvahid Shaikh
Amyloidosis is a systemic illness characterized by the extracellular deposition of abnormal proteins in body tissues and organs. In addition to renal involvement, amyloidosis can also present with a variety of skin manifestations, though rarely with alopecia. Sixteen cases of alopecia secondary to systemic amyloidosis are reported. There is one reported case that presented with alopecia universalis. We report a case of a 68-year-old woman presenting with alopecia universalis, rapid decline in kidney function, and nephrotic syndrome who was found to have multiple myeloma-associated AL amyloidosis (immunoglobulin light chain)...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Vassilis Koutoulidis, Nickolas Papanikolaou, Lia A Moulopoulos
MRI plays an important role in the management of patients with plasma cell neoplasms and has been recognized as a biomarker of malignancy in the novel criteria for the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Functional and molecular MRI techniques such as Diffusion-Weighted Imaging (Spinal or Whole Body), Intravoxel Incoherent Motion, and Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI, provide additional information related to tumor cellularity and angiogenesis, which may have prognostic implications for patients with smoldering and symptomatic myeloma...
February 2, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Robert W Morris, Varsha Kumar, Ali G Saad
Solitary plasmacytoma is the rarest type of plasma cell neoplasm, and the anaplastic form is even more uncommon. Plasmacytoma most commonly originates in bone and predominantly affects older patients. We describe the case of a 35-year-old woman with solitary osseous anaplastic plasmacytoma that presented initially with a pathological fracture following minor trauma. The patient was immunocompetent and had no predisposing conditions for a plasma cell tumor. Left lower extremity radiographs revealed an oblique fracture of the distal femur, and CT imaging indicated a primary osseous lesion at the fracture site...
January 31, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Hong Fang, April Chiu, Kaaren K Reichard
Objectives: We report the clinicopathologic characteristics of eight cases of crystal-storing histiocytosis (CSH) with bone marrow (BM) involvement (BM-CSH) and review CSH cases published in the English literature. Methods: We queried our pathology database for BM cases with CSH mentioned in the final diagnosis/comments from June 2011 to August 2016. Results: Eight cases of BM-CSH were identified. The underlying diagnoses consisted predominantly of plasma cell disorders (88%) associated with monotypic κ light chain...
January 29, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
Chest wall neoplasms mainly include malignancies, metastatic in particular. Differential diagnosis should include clinical data; tumor location, extent, delineation; the degree of homogeneity; the presence of calcifications; the nature of bone destruction and the degree of vascularization. The aim of the paper is to present both the benefits and limitations of ultrasound for the diagnosis of chest wall neoplasms. The neoplastic process may be limited to the chest wall; it may spread from the chest wall into the intrathoracic structures or spread from the inside of the chest towards the chest wall...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
Anastasia Drobysheva, Julie Fuller, Cory M Pfeifer, Dinesh Rakheja
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is rare in children. We report a case of a 12-year-old male who presented with new symptoms of left eyelid swelling and ptosis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an enhancing orbital mass suspicious for a neoplasm. Excisional biopsy was performed. Microscopic examination revealed fibrovascular tissue with dense collagenous fibrosis and mixed inflammatory infiltrate that included many plasma cells. Many small and medium-sized blood vessels showed granulomatous and necrotizing vasculitis with disruption of the vessel walls and fibrinoid necrosis...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
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