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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150654/primary-aldosteronism-patients-show-skin-alterations-and-abnormal-activation-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-keratinocytes
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Julia Boix, Judit Bigas, Lisa M Sevilla, Maurizio Iacobone, Marilisa Citton, Francesca Torresan, Brasilina Caroccia, Gian Paolo Rossi, Paloma Pérez
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is a disease characterized by high aldosterone levels caused by benign adrenal tumors being the most frequent cause of secondary hypertension. Aldosterone plays vital physiological roles through the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) but in certain cell types, it can also activate the glucocorticoid (GC) receptor (GR). Both MR and GR are structurally and functionally related and belong to the same family of ligand-dependent transcription factors that recognize identical GC regulatory elements (GREs) on their target genes...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148641/ganglioneuroma-of-the-neck-a-case-report
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Woubedel Kiflu, Tihitena Negussie
Ganglioneuroma (GN) is benign tumor arising from sympathetic ganglion which commonly occurs at posterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum and adrenal gland. Rarely, it may also present in cervical region as slow growing painless neck mass. Here we present a 7 years old female child with 4 years duration of slow growing left lateral neck mass. After proper investigations the patient was prepared & taken to the operation room for complete excision of the mass. Post operation biopsy settled the definitive diagnosis as Ganglioneuroma...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147667/metastasectomy-of-solitary-adrenal-metastasis-from-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Dat Cao Pham, Ziad Awad, Bradford S Hoppe, Jason Hew, Ke Ning
Most extensive-stage small cell lung cancers have disseminated disease at diagnosis, and solitary adrenal metastasis from small cell lung cancer is rare. We report the case of a 51-year-old man with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer with solitary right adrenal metastasis (T2N0M1), who was cured with resection of primary tumor, chemotherapy (cisplatin, etoposide), adrenalectomy, consolidative thoracic radiotherapy, and prophylactic cranial irradiation. He remained cancer free, 7.5 years since diagnosis...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146893/von-hippel-lindau-disease-with-multi-organ-involvement-a-case-report-and-8-year-clinical-course-with-follow-up
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Ali Yaghobi Joybari, Payam Azadeh
BACKGROUND Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome manifested by a spectrum of benign and malignant tumors.  CASE REPORT The patient presented here was a 31-year-old female with unremarkable family history who presented initially complaining of intermittent abdominal pain. Abdominal CT scan revealed an inhomogeneous solid mass (13×9×7 cm) originating from the tail of the pancreas with splenic and gastric invasion as well as several pancreatic cysts. A nucleotide scan showed left adrenal involvement...
November 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146062/three-cases-of-adrenocortical-tumors-mistaken-for-hepatocellular-carcinomas-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-differential-diagnosis
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Won Young Park, Hyung Il Seo, Kyung Un Choi, Ahrong Kim, Young Keum Kim, So Jeong Lee, Chang Hun Lee, Gi Yeong Huh, Do Youn Park
Adrenocortical adenomas and carcinomas in other parenchyma are extremely rare, with few cases reported and because of the rarity of these tumors, they occasionally cause problems during diagnosis. Adrenal cortical neoplasms in liver parenchyma can be present in 3 forms, including direct invasion or adhesion to liver parenchyma, tumors arising in adrenohepatic fusion tissue or in ectopic adrenal gland tissue. We report 3 cases of adrenal cortical tumors that were misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma in the preoperative state...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145341/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-gallbladder-with-multiple-metastases-a-case-report
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Jun-Ke Wang, Fei Su, Wen-Jie Ma, Hai-Jie Hu, Qin Yang, Fei Liu, Quan-Sheng Li, Fu-Yu Li
RATIONAL: Primary malignant melanoma of the gallbladder is an extremely rare tumor, with fewer than 40 cases reported in the literature worldwide. The majority of patients presented as a solitary lesion in the gallbladder. To our knowledge, only one case of primary malignant melanoma of the gallbladder with multiple metastases has been reported, which involved the stomach, duodenum, pancreas, jejunum and a mesenteric lymph node. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of primary malignant melanoma of the gallbladder with metastases to the duodenal bulb, right adrenal and a celiac lymph node...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144820/pheochromocytoma-a-genetic-and-diagnostic-update
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Leilani B Mercado-Asis, Katherine I Wolf, Ivana Jochmanova, David Taïeb
OBJECTIVE: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathological studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Recently, improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (less than 1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142006/characterization-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-heterozygous-mutant-menx-rats-a-novel-model-of-invasive-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Sara Molatore, Andrea Kügler, Martin Irmler, Tobias Wiedemann, Frauke Neff, Annette Feuchtinger, Johannes Beckers, Mercedes Robledo, Frederico Roncaroli, Natalia S Pellegata
Rats affected by the MENX syndrome spontaneously develop multiple neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) including adrenal, pituitary and thyroid gland neoplasms. MENX was initially reported to be inherited as a recessive trait and affected rats were found to be homozygous for the predisposing Cdkn1b mutation encoding p27. We here report that heterozygous MENX mutant rats (p27+/mut) develop the same spectrum of NETs seen in the homozygous (p27mut/mut) animals but with slower progression. Consequently, p27+/mut rats have a significantly shorter lifespan compared with their wild-type (p27+/+) littermates...
November 15, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141379/-clinical-value-of-tumor-size-in-the-evaluation-of-adrenal-incidentalomas
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L L Li, L Zhao, J T Dou, G Q Yang, W J Gu, Z H Lü, J M Ba, Y M Mu, J M Lu, C Y Pan
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of tumor size in the evaluation of endocrinological and histological natures regarding adrenal incidentaloma (AI) patients. Methods: A total of 1 941 AI patients who were hospitalized in Department of Endocrinology, Chinese PLA General Hospital between January 1997 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. The demographics of patients, imaging features, functional status and histological results were analyzed. Results: Of 1 941 patients, 984 (50.70%) were males, and 957 (49...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138567/resveratrol-ameliorates-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-depression-like-behavior-involvement-of-the-hpa-axis-inflammatory-markers-bdnf-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-rats
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Xin-Hua Yang, Su-Qi Song, Yun Xu
Classic antidepressant drugs are modestly effective across the population and most are associated with intolerable side effects. Recently, numerous lines of evidence suggest that resveratrol (RES), a natural polyphenol, possesses beneficial therapeutic activity for depression. The aim of the present study was to explore whether RES exhibits an antidepressant-like effect in a depression model and to explore the possible mechanism. A depression model was established via chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS), after which the model rats in the RES and fluoxetine groups received a daily injection of RES or fluoxetine, respectively...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137070/a-case-report-of-primary-adrenal-angiosarcoma-as-depicted-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Xue-Ming Li, Hong Yang, Jing Reng, Peng Zhou, Zhu-Zhong Cheng, Zhen Li, Guo-Hui Xu
RATIONALE: Angiosarcoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor of endothelial origin. The majority of studies reporting angiosarcoma have been concerned with the clinical and pathological aspects, with limited reporting of their imaging findings. To our knowledge, angiosarcoma of the adrenal gland is very rare. Herein we firstly report a primary adrenal angiosarcoma depicted on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old man was referred to our hospital for 1 year left-flank pain that exacerbated in recent 4 months...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137015/malignant-transformation-of-a-mature-teratoma-of-the-adrenal-gland-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Miao Niu, Ailian Liu, Ying Zhao, Lu Feng
RATIONALE: Adrenal mature TMT is very rare. So far, only two cases have been reported. PATIENT: We report a rare case of malignant transformation of a mature teratoma in the right adrenal gland of a 36-year-old Chinese female. The patient had been asymptomatic until physical exam identified a palpable mass in the right abdomen. Abdominal non-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan showed a huge tumor with mixed density in right adrenal region, which had cystic components, fat, calcifications, and separations...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135271/-removal-of-giant-adrenal-tumors-using-the-laparoscopic-transperitoneal-technique-a-report-of-three-successful-cases
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Aurél Ottlakán, Attila Paszt, Bernadett Borda, Zsolt Simonka, Szabolcs Ábrahám, György Lázár
With the development of laparoscopic adrenalectomy, indications for resection gradually span from small and benign to bigger and even malignant lesions. We studied the results of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for giant (>10 cm) adrenal tumors in three cases. Three patients (2 female, 1 male, mean age 49.33 years, BMI 31) underwent laparoscopic transperitoneal adrenalectomy due to giant (>10 cm) adrenal lesions with a limited size Pfannenstiel incision. Mean operative time was 126.66 minutes, with a mean intraoperative blood loss of 150 ml...
November 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135139/-laparoscopic-transperitoneal-adrenalectomy
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B G Guliev, B K Komyakov, D V Semenov
AIM: To analyze the results of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LAE) in patients with adrenal gland tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2016, 24 patients (15 men, 9 women), mean age 49.6 +/- 8.2 years, underwent LAE. The right, left and bilateral LAE was performed in 12, 10 and 2 patients, respectively. Indications for surgery were mainly primary and metastatic adrenal tumors. The operations were performed using a transperitoneal 4-port approach. RESULTS: Twenty six LAE were successfully performed in 24 patients...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132204/complete-cure-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-right-adrenal-gland-metastasis-and-portal-vein-thrombosis-by-multiple-applications-of-an-interdisciplinary-therapy-case-report-with-8-year-follow-up
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Hojung Jung, Byung Ik Km, Yong Kyun Cho, Woo Kyu Jeon, Hong Joo Kim, Hyun Pyo Hong
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cause of death worldwide and the main cause of primary liver cancer. The principle problem of HCC is the poor prognosis, since advanced HCC reportedly has a median survival of only 9 months. The standard therapies are sorafenib and regorafenib, but the outcomes remain unclear. We report a 60-year-old man with advanced HCC with right adrenal gland metastasis and portal vein tumor thrombosis, who showed a complete response to multiple applications of an interdisciplinary therapy...
November 14, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127554/is-there-any-role-for-minimally-invasive-surgery-in-net
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M Thomaschewski, H Neeff, T Keck, H P H Neumann, T Strate, E von Dobschuetz
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) represent the variability of almost benign lesions either secreting hormones occurring as a single lesion up to malignant lesions with metastatic potential. Treatment of NET is usually performed by surgical resection. Due to the rarity of NET, surgical treatment is mainly based on the experience and recommendations of experts and less on the basis of prospective randomized studies. In addition, the development and establishment of new surgical procedures is made more difficult by their rarity...
November 11, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126554/preoperative-genetic-testing-in-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas-influences-the-surgical-approach-and-the-extent-of-adrenal-surgery
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Pavel Nockel, Mustapha El Lakis, Apostolos Gaitanidis, Lily Yang, Roxanne Merkel, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Tamara Prodanov, Karel Pacak, Electron Kebebew
BACKGROUND: Our knowledge of the susceptibility genes for pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas has increased; however, data on its impact on surgical decision-making has not been described. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of routine preoperative genetic testing on the operative intervention in patients with pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas. METHODS: One-hundred-eight patients diagnosed with pheochromocytomas/paragangliomas who underwent 118 operations had preoperative genetic testing for 9 known pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma susceptibility genes...
November 7, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124074/rare-case-of-duodenal-metastasis-from-pulmonary-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Zain Memon, Samson Ferm, Constantine Fisher, Akil Hassam, Jean Luo, Sang Hoon Kim
Pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common non-small cell malignancy of the lung. It commonly metastasizes to the adrenal glands, bone, liver, brain, and kidneys. Most occurrences of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma involving the gastrointestinal tract originate from primary lung tumors. Metastasis to the duodenum, however, is exceedingly rare, with very few cases of stomach or duodenal involvement described in the literature. We report the case of a patient with stage IV pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma metastasizing to the duodenum with an uncommon presentation to add to the paucity of literature available regarding this rare finding...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121733/pheochromocytoma-as-a-reversible-cause-of-cardiomyopathy-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Rong Zhang, Deepashree Gupta, Stewart G Albert
CONTEXT: Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma are rare neuroendocrine tumors which overproduce catecholamines and arise from the adrenal gland or extra-adrenal chromaffin cells of the sympathetic and parasympathetic ganglia (1). Excessive catecholamine-induced stimulation of cardiac myocytes leads to damage which manifests in several forms ranging from Takotsubo to dilated cardiomyopathy. Diagnosis of pheochromocytoma-related cardiomyopathies is often delayed due to the atypical presentation associated with many cases...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120654/-diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-pheochromocytoma-and%C3%A2-paraganglioma
#20
Ivana Jochmanová, Ivica Lazúrová
Pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) are rare catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors arising from adrenal medulla or extra-adrenal sympathetic and parasympathetic ganglia. Most of the PHEOs/PGLs are benign tumors, but metastatic disease is common, especially in patients with particular genetic background. Although PHEOs/PGLs were described more than a century ago, diagnosis and therapy of metastatic disease are still challenging. Advances in understanding molecular and metabolic changes associated with tumorigenesis lead us to identification of the background of these tumors...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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