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Eric Wallace, Zachary Stewart, David Theriot, William Shaffer, Shane Guillory, Michael Hanemann, Raman Danrad, Bradley Spieler
Background: Plasmacytomas are monoclonal proliferations of plasma cells that typically affect the intramedullary axial skeleton. Imaging findings of an extramedullary plasmacytoma on radiograph and computed tomography can be nonspecific and can resemble other entities such as lymphoma, metastases, chondrosarcomas, or giant cell tumors. Case Report: A 60-year-old female with a medical history of partial complex seizures, hypertension, diabetes, glaucoma, and hyperlipidemia presented with complaints of superficial abdominal pain associated with erythema and swelling for 3 weeks...
2018: Ochsner Journal
Xiaoyan Liu, Lei Bi, Qin Wang, Mingxin Wen, Ce Li, Yidan Ren, Qinlian Jiao, Jian-Hua Mao, Chuanxin Wang, Guangwei Wei, Yunshan Wang
Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1) is an lncRNA that plays vital roles in breast cancer (BC) pathogenesis. Increasing evidence suggests that miRNAs that reside in the PVT1 locus are the main driver of the oncogenic roles of PVT1 in cancer. However, the oncogenic role and underlying mechanism of miR-1204, located in the PVT1 locus, in human cancer is still unclear. In this study, we discovered that increased expression of miR-1204 is associated with poor prognosis in BC. Moreover, miR-1204 promotes proliferation, epithelial-mesenchymal transition and invasion of BC cells both in vitro and in vivo...
March 20, 2018: Oncogene
Abhilasha Siyag, Tej P Soni, Anil K Gupta, Lalit M Sharma, Naresh Jakhotia, Shantanu Sharma
Plasmacytoma of the skull-base is a rare entity. Differential diagnosis includes chordoma, osteosarcoma, carcinoma nasopharynx, meningioma, metastatic carcinoma, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Accurate and precise diagnosis is extremely important for plasmacytoma of the skull-base as its treatment and prognosis is different from other skull-base lesions. A 41-year-old man presented with concerns of headache, diplopia, and left eye strabismus. A magnetic resonance image (MRI) of his brain showed a large expansile mass measuring 51 mm involving the clivus and central skull-base...
January 15, 2018: Curēus
Douglas A Salguero, Pamela A Barletta, Willaim Sierraalta
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma is a hematologic disease with high mortality rates all over the world. The diagnosis has always been challenging since the first case was reported in 1844. For that reason the diagnostic criteria have evolved over years to include the features of the disease more comprehensively. Unusual presentations are infrequent and a diagnostic challenge. For this reason we report this rare case in which diarrhea and abdominal pain were the initial presenting symptoms of multiple myeloma with a plasmacytoma...
March 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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
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
Kelly J Butnor, Elizabeth N Pavlisko, Thomas A Sporn, Victor L Roggli
CONTEXT: - Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a component of the BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome. Other than in BAP1 familial studies, nonmesothelial neoplasms in individuals with MM has not been comprehensively assessed. OBJECTIVE: - To assess the spectrum and prevalence of nonmesothelial neoplasms in individuals with MM. DESIGN: - Individuals with MM and second neoplasms were identified from a database of 3900 MM cases. The expected prevalence of each type of neoplasm was calculated and compared with the actual prevalence in the study population using available Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data and other published data...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Corey Toocheck, Daniel Pinkhas
Cardiac extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMPs) are rare and may be a seen as a complication of multiple myeloma (MM) or in isolation. Here, we describe a case of cardiac EMP that presented clinically as a congestive heart failure exacerbation in a patient with relapsed and refractory IgG lambda MM. We highlight radiographic imaging in conjunction with laboratory biomarkers at presentation and in response to D-PACE (dexamethasone, cisplatin (Platinol), doxorubicin (Adriamycin), cyclophosphamide and etoposide) systemic chemotherapy...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Thaís Miranda Xavier de Almeida, Édila Figuerêdo Feitosa Cavalcanti, Alessandra da Silva Freitas, Roberto José Pessoa de Magalhães, Angelo Maiolino, Sandra Regina Torres
OBJECTIVE: To review published data on oral manifestations of multiple myeloma. METHODS: An electronic database search was performed of articles published from 1971 to November 2016 in order to identify studies that reported oral manifestations of patients with multiple myeloma. Case reports and case series with oral manifestations of multiple myeloma in English were included in the study. An additional search was performed of the references of the selected articles...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
Barry H Rickman, Tim Morgan, Matthew Klope, Susan Berta, Sandra Dubpernell, Howard Garrett, Mary Jo Adams, Stephanie A Norman
Necropsy of a female adult pregnant harbor porpoise Phocoena phocoena revealed a multicentric plasmacytoma. The plasmacytoma infiltrated the cranial lung lobes, mediastinal lymph nodes and the spleen. Diagnosis was based on gross, histopathologic and immunohistochemical studies. Histopathology revealed a diffuse proliferation of atypical pleomorphic neoplastic round cells with plasmacytic features. Positive immunohistochemistry with anti-CD79a and anti-CD20 antibody markers and anti-multiple myeloma oncogene 1 (MUM-1) for plasmacytoma confirmed this neoplasm to be of B-cell origin...
March 5, 2018: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Chaoyu Wang, Xin Zhu, Chibin Pu, Xuan Song
Emerging evidence indicates that the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1) is associated with tumourigenesis in various types of cancer. However, its specific effects on the proliferation, invasion and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) are still poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate PVT1 expression in CRC and explore its role in CRC pathogenesis. The reverse transcriptase‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) technique was used to assess PVT1 expression in CRC cell lines...
March 1, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xi Zhang, Lei Su, Yu-Ge Ran, Shuai Qie, Xin Zhang, Chan Liu, Hong-Yun Shi
RATIONALE: Extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMPs) are rare solitary soft tissue tumors characterized by monoclonal proliferation of plasma cells. Most lesions occur in the head and neck, but primary tracheal lesions are very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we describe a case of tracheal EMP discovered in a 48-year-old man who presented with a history of progressive dyspnea. DIAGNOSES: Computed tomography (CT) revealed a well-defined nodular mass in the posterior wall of trachea without signs of invasion of the tracheal walls...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Juan Manuel Gómez-Cerquera
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February 26, 2018: Medicina Clínica
Vesselina Goranova-Marinova, Marianna Yaneva, Tanya Deneva, Stefan Goranov, Dubravka Mužina Mišić
There is a small but well recognized group of patients with multiple myeloma (MM), characterized by multiple bone lesions and low tumor burden, the so-called macrofocal form of MM (MF-MM). The aim of the study was to analyze the incidence, clinical manifestation, therapeutic outcome and prognosis of patients with MF-MM treated with bortezomib-based therapy and radiotherapy, in comparison to classic MM. There were 148 MM patients treated with bortezomibbased regimens, with 15 (10.1%) of them meeting the criteria for MF-MM...
June 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
M Pick, V Vainstein, N Goldschmidt, D Lavie, D Libster, A Gural, S Grisariu, B Avni, D Ben Yehuda, M E Gatt
OBJECTIVE: Daratumumab is a promising new anti-myeloma agent. We report a single center "real world" series of multiple myeloma (MM) and amyloidosis (AL) patients treated with daratumumab. METHODS: Forty-one patients were included: 7 second line MM, 30 heavily pretreated (median number of therapies of 5) advanced MM, and 4 with AL. RESULTS: Second line patients and advanced AL showed high rate of durable overall responses. However, advanced MM patients had a dismal prognosis with an ORR of 36%, and a short median progression free and overall survival of 2...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Zhongwen Chang, Jun Cui, Yongsheng Song
The pathogenesis and the underlying mechanism of endothelial-mesenchymal transition in prostate cancer remain unclear. Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1), a novel long non-coding RNA maps to 8q24.21, and in many tumor studies the up-regulation of PVT1 has already been reported. PVT1 is closely related to tumor cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. In this study, we employed a combination of techniques to study the role of PVT1 in prostate cancer, which included bioinformatic analysis, Western blotting and cell migration assays of prostate cancer cell lines...
February 13, 2018: Gene
Yi He, Yizhou Jing, Fang Wei, Yanyan Tang, Liting Yang, Jia Luo, Pei Yang, Qianxi Ni, Jinmeng Pang, Qianjin Liao, Fang Xiong, Can Guo, Bo Xiang, Xiaoling Li, Ming Zhou, Yong Li, Wei Xiong, Zhaoyang Zeng, Guiyuan Li
The long non-coding RNA, plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1), is highly expressed in a variety of tumors, and is believed to be a potential oncogene. However, the role and mechanism of action of PVT1 in the carcinogenesis and progression of nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPCs) remains unclear. In this study, for the first time, we have discovered that PVT1 shows higher expression in NPCs than in normal nasopharyngeal epithelial tissue, and patients with NPCs who show higher expression of PVT1 have worse progression-free and overall survivals...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Guanfang Ping, Wancheng Xiong, Lanfang Zhang, Yanru Li, Yusong Zhang, Yongli Zhao
Long noncoding RNA plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1) plays pivotal roles in tumorigenesis of many cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the clinical significance and the biological functions of PVT1 in CRC remain largely unknown. In this study, we found that PVT1 was highly expressed in CRC tissues and cell lines compared with the corresponding non-cancerous samples and normal colon epithelial cells. Clinically, increased expression of PVT1 was positively correlated with tumor size, advanced histological stages, metastases, poor prognosis, and cisplatin resistance of CRC patients...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
Joseph DiDomenico, Leonel Ampie, Winward Choy, Jonathan B Lamano, Daniel E Oyon, Kartik Kesavabhotla, Orin Bloch
Given the rarity of intracranial plasmacytomas, these lesions are frequently misdiagnosed as pituitary adenomas. We report on the distinguishing characteristics of sellar plasmacytomas from cases in the literature and our experience. A literature search was conducted to collect all documented cases of a plasmacytoma originating in the sellar region. Patient characteristics, medical history, presentation, tumor characteristics, and survival data were collected. An additional case from our institution not previously reported was included...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Danhui Zhang, Dazhong Cao, Duo Shen, Sachin Mulmi Shrestha, Ying Yin
RATIONALE: Gastrointestinal solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is rare, just occupies about 5% of all EMPs. The most common site is small intestine followed by stomach. The colorectal incidence is much rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old female had an episodic pain around the umbilicus for about one week. The hyperemia and edema in the ileocecal mucosa were found in colonoscopy, and the endoscopy could not cross the ileocecal valve. The pathology specimens showed a high index suspicion of plasmacytoma...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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