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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611563/disseminated-coccidioidomycosis-presenting-as-carcinomatosis-peritonei-and-intestinal-coccidioidomycosis-in-a-patient-with-hiv
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Umer Malik, Hira Cheema, Ramcharitha Kandikatla, Yasir Ahmed, Kalyan Chakrala
Coccidioidomycosis (CM) is a fungal infection endemic in southwestern regions of the United States, northwestern regions of Mexico, and some areas of Brazil and Argentina. Clinical presentation varies depending on the extent of the infection and the immune status of the host. The most common presentation ranges from flu-like symptoms to self-limiting pneumonia. Extrapulmonary presentations are uncommon and may involve the meninges, skin, and bone. Gastrointestinal and peritoneal involvement is extremely rare...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599429/disseminated-carcinomatosis-of-the-bone-marrow-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-as-the-first-symptom-of-recurrent-rectal-cancer-successfully-treated-with-chemotherapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hiroshi Takeyama, Tsutomu Sakiyama, Tomoko Wakasa, Kotaro Kitani, Keisuke Inoue, Hiroaki Kato, Shinya Ueda, Masanori Tsujie, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Masao Yukawa, Yoshio Ohta, Masatoshi Inoue
Disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow (DCBM) is a condition in which bone marrow (BM) metastases diffusely invade the BM, and is frequently accompanied by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). While prostate, lung, breast and stomach malignancies, in addition to neuroblastoma, are the most prevalent non-hematological malignancies to metastasize frequently to the BM, colorectal cancer is a malignancy that rarely metastasizes to the BM. The present case describes a 65-year-old male patient treated by resection and one course adjuvant chemotherapy for stage IIIC rectal cancer who presented with nasal bleeding at 8 months post-surgery...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551737/recurrent-meningitis
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REVIEW
Jon Rosenberg, Benjamin T Galen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recurrent meningitis is a rare clinical scenario that can be self-limiting or life threatening depending on the underlying etiology. This review describes the causes, risk factors, treatment, and prognosis for recurrent meningitis. As a general overview of a broad topic, the aim of this review is to provide clinicians with a comprehensive differential diagnosis to aide in the evaluation and management of a patient with recurrent meningitis. RECENT FINDINGS: New developments related to understanding the pathophysiology of recurrent meningitis are as scarce as studies evaluating the treatment and prevention of this rare disorder...
July 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536338/-a-case-of-intrathecal-infusion-of-methotrexate-and-ara-c-for-a-patient-with-meningitis-due-to-recurrent-gastric-cancer
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Takashi Oiwa, Yasuhiro Kurumiya, Keisuke Mizuno, Ei Sekoguchi, Satoshi Kobayashi, Kiyotaka Kawai, Muneyasu Kiriyama, Kenta Tominaga, Naoya Torii, Yuu Nakashima, Makiko Mori, Syuta Ikeda, Hiroki Watanabe
A 69-year-old woman underwent total gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer with pyloric stenosis. She had a good postoperative course and was discharged 2 weeks after surgery. She received adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 after discharge. One month after the initiation of the adjuvant chemotherapy, she complained of wobbling and weakness of her limbs. She stopped intake of S-1, but the symptoms did not improve. She was admitted to the hospital, but she became unconscious and had headache and blurred vision. We conducted a cerebrospinal fluid examination and made a diagnosis of meningeal carcinomatosis...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494780/metastatic-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-with-meningeal-carcinomatosis-case-report-of-an-unexpected-response
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Diego Teyssonneau, Amaury Daste, Vincent Dousset, Jean-Luc Hoepffner, Alain Ravaud, Marine Gross-Goupil
BACKGROUND: Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is usually treated with local therapy including transurethral resection of the bladder tumor and intravesical therapy depending on the stage of the tumor. NMIBC is a rarely a metastatic diseases with lymph node invasion in less of 10%. In the other hand meningeal carcinomatosis is a rare location for metastases with extremely poor outcomes. We described a case report of a patient presenting a metastatic disease to bones and meninges, several years after the treatment of NMIBC, which had been in complete response (CR) for 4 years after chemotherapy treatment...
May 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469324/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-a-patient-with-gallbladder-carcinoma
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Nisha Jose, Harsha Teja Perla, Ramya Iyadurai, Geeta Chacko
Carcinomatous meningitis is a rare manifestation of malignancy. It is increasingly being recognized in lung carcinoma, breast carcinoma, melanomas, gastrointestinal malignancies, lymphomas, and leukemia and it is almost never seen in gallbladder malignancies. We present a case whose primary presentation was as a carcinomatous meningitis that was subsequently found to be secondary to a gallbladder primary.
April 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345737/-meningeal-carcinomatosis-in-breast-cancer-from-diagnosis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
C Elm'hadi, Z Es Sbai, M Reda Khmamouche, M Toreis, R Tanz, H Errihani, M Ichou
The appearance of meningeal carcinomatosis in breast cancer is an event that is being reported increasingly more frequently in the literature. It seems to be related with the lengthening of the patients' lives, improved sensitivity to diagnostic imaging and impermeability of the blood-brain barrier to the chemotherapeutic agents. It is an evolutionary form that affirms the metastatic invasion of the subarachnoidal space and is correlated with limited survival. Its diagnosis is difficult, due to the lack of specificity of the clinical signs dominated by headaches, cognitive disorders and possible signs and symptoms of progressive focal lesions...
April 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255130/-experience-of-shunting-surgery-in-treatment-for-%C3%A2-meningeal-carcinomatosis
#8
Jie Zhao, Jingping Liu, Zhiping Zhang, Ming Wu, Jian Li, Gelei Xiao, Xinbin Liao, Ying Liu
To evaluate the value of shunting surgery in the treatment for patients with meningeal carcinomatosis.
 Methods: The therapeutic process of shunting surgery was analyzed in 5 meningeal carcinomatosis patients.
 Results: The intracranial pressure could effectively be controlled, and the associated symptoms could be relieved. No complications associated with shunting surgery were found during the hospitalization and follow-up. One patient, who did not receive the surgery, died in 2 months later.
 Conclusion: Shunting surgery can effectively relieve the intracranial pressure caused by meningeal carcinomatosis, decrease the mortality and morbidity caused by intractable intracranial hypertension in these patients, and improve their live quality...
February 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242978/intracranial-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-in-three-cases-from-breast-cancer-demonstrated-on-f-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computerized-tomography
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Hulya Ortapamuk, Mustafa Kemal Demir
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC) is an uncommon late manifestation of non-central nervous system (CNS) solid tumors. With prolonged survival in solid tumors, an increased frequency of metastases is noted in these tumors too. The detection of tumor cells in the cerebrospinal fluid remains the gold standard. Noninvasively, magnetic resonance imaging is frequently used for the diagnosis of LC. Although its low sensitivity of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (F-18 FDG PET/CT) on demonstrating CNS lesions, it could be useful in identifying the possibility of LC of breast carcinoma by giving high attention to the meninges...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242865/metronomic-capecitabine-effectively-blocks-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-from-breast-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Michela Maur, Claudia Omarini, Federico Piacentini, Annalisa Fontana, Elisa Pettorelli, Stefano Cascinu
BACKGROUND Meningeal carcinomatosis is a rare complication in breast cancer patients. At present, there are no defined guidelines for its management. The efficacy of systemic treatment seems to depend on its ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier and its interaction with tumor vasculature. Metronomic chemotherapy is a known modality of drug administration able to inhibit tumor angiogenesis. CASE REPORT We present a case of symptomatic leptomeningeal carcinomatosis from breast cancer successfully treated with capecitabine...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231581/prognostic-markers-and-histologic-subtypes-in-patients-with-meningeal-carcinomatosis-in-breast-cancer
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Hussein Alnajar, Lauren Rosen, Sara Javidiparsijani, Yahya Al-Ghamdi, Paolo Gattuso
OBJECTIVE: Meningeal carcinomatosis (MC) is a rare complication in breast cancer patients. It is defined as a diffuse or multifocal leptomeningeal metastasis. STUDY DESIGN: From our institution database, we retrospectively studied 19 patients diagnosed with MC in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in 1997-2015, in order to evaluate tumor prognostic markers, histologic subtypes, and clinical outcome. RESULTS: All patients were female, with a mean age of 53 years (range 36-75 years)...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223673/-a-case-of-meningeal-carcinomatosis-and-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-effectively-treated-using-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Kota Hikima, Mikie Nagayama, Takashi Sato, Takashi Inoue, Mutsumi Nagai
A 65-year-old man visited our hospital with dyspnea and cough. He was diagnosed with small cell lung carcinoma (cT4N2M1b, Stage IV). The disease partially responded to systemic chemotherapy. However, it was progressive and metastasized to the brain 3 months after 6 courses of chemotherapy. Therefore, whole brain irradiation was performed. Subsequently, weakness of the lower extremities and vesicorectal disturbances appeared. Meningeal carcinomatosis was diagnosed by enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and liquid examination...
February 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117516/metastatic-breast-carcinoma-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-a-cytopathological-review-of-15-cases
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Rema Rao, Syed A Hoda, Alan Marcus, Rana S Hoda
The incidence of metastatic carcinoma to the meninges ("meningeal carcinomatosis" [MC]) is increasing due to longer survival of patients and improved imaging techniques. Currently, MC is best diagnosed by cytopathological evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Breast primaries are the commonest cause of MC; although cytopathological features thereof have not been, as yet, fully characterized. In this study of meningeal mammary carcinomatosis, relevant clinicopathological data and archived cytopathological preparations of all "suspicious" and "positive" CSF specimens (1992-2015), from patients with a history of breast carcinoma, were retrieved and reviewed...
January 24, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066118/seizure-following-chemotherapy-paclitaxel-and-cisplatin-in-a-patient-of-carcinoma-cervix
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Rohitashwa Dana, R K Spartacus, Shweta Mutha, Prashanth Bhat
Cisplatin and paclitaxel both can cause peripheral neurotoxicity as an adverse effect; however, central nervous system neurotoxicity in the form of seizures is rare. We report a case of a 36-year-old female patient of metastatic carcinoma cervix, who developed seizure shortly after cisplatin infusion. Her laboratory investigations were within normal limits. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain did not reveal brain primary metastasis or meningeal carcinomatosis. She had no complaints of fever, no signs and symptoms of infection, and no history of seizure nor was she on any medication predisposing to such an event...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916050/-the-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-85-cases-with-positive-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytology-by-thin-layer-centrifugal-cytological-test
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W Gao, Z Li, L M Wang, F Lian, C C Liu, D H Lu, Y S Piao
Objective: To evaluate cytological test of cerebrospinal fluid in the diagnosis of meningeal dissemination of tumor cells. Methods: The clinical and imaging features of 85 cases with tumor cells diagnosed by thin-layer centrifugal cytological test of cerebrospinal fluid were retrospectively reviewed. The characteristics of cellular morphology and immunocytochemical staining were analyzed. Results: The main presentations of all the patinets was meningeal irritation and neurological dysfunction. The features of the brain MRI were meningeal thicking and enhancement, intracranial abnormal signals and intracranial space occupying lesion in part of the patients...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914156/-intratechal-chemotherapy-treatment-through-an-ommaya-reservoir-catheter-for-meningeal-carcinomatosis-a-single-centre-experience
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José Pedro Lavrador, Nuno Simas, Edson Oliveira, Manuel Herculano Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Meningeal carcinomatosis is defined as tumour cells infiltration of leptomeninges and subarachnoid space. It is normally related with poor survival (2 - 5 months). The best multidisciplinary treatment for this condition is a matter of discussion. Patient's condition and the natural history of the disease should be considered in the decision making process. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of patients submitted to Ommaya Reservoir placement due to systemic solid tumour meningeal carcinomatosis between 2006 and 2014...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666805/endovascular-treatment-of-late-aortic-erosive-lesion-by-pedicle-screw-without-screw-removal-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Antonio Eduardo Zerati, Dafne Braga Diamante Leiderman, William Gemio Jacobsen Teixeira, Douglas Kenji Narazaki, Alexandre Fogaça Cristante, Nelson Wolosker, Nelson de Luccia, Tarcísio Eloy Pessoa Barros Filho
BACKGROUND: Aortic lesions are uncommon complications in spine surgery, but potentially fatal, because they can cause massive bleeding and hemodynamic instability. We report the endovascular treatment of late aortic erosive lesion by pedicle screw without screw removal. METHODS: A breast cancer patient had a pathological fracture on T10, with spinal cord compression, and a pseudoaneurysm of the aorta in contact with an anterolateral pedicle screw. Endovascular surgery corrected the aortic lesion and allowed decompression, a week later, by posterior arthrodesis (T7-L1), with screw maintenance...
February 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586248/gadobutrol-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-meningeal-carcinomatosis-case-report-with-emphasis-on-early-diagnosis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Xinfa Pan, Yongfu Lu, Liang Wen, Xiujue Zheng, Yuehui Ma
BACKGROUND: Timely diagnosis of meningeal carcinomatosis is often difficult even with the assistant of magnetic resonance imaging examination, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, or both. To the best of our knowledge, gadobutrol-enhanced MRI has not been reported in the diagnosis of meningeal carcinomatosis. Here we present two cases where meningeal carcinomatosis was identified on gadobutrol-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. CASE PRESENTATION: We identified two cases of meningeal carcinomatosis who had been diagnosed with malignant tumors several years ago...
September 1, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446350/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-as-the-primary-presentation-of-relapse-in-breast-cancer
#19
Keith Sacco, Aun Muhammad, Waqar Saleem, Heba Alshaker, Leonardo Monzon, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Dmitri Pchejetski
Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is an uncommon presentation of relapse in breast cancer, which is associated with poor clinical outcomes and poor prognosis. Notably, LM most commonly occurs in breast cancer. The aim of the present review was to investigate the occurrence of LM as the primary presentation of relapse following remission in breast cancer patients and to determine whether specific histological subtypes are predisposed to meningeal metastases. In addition, the present review evaluated whether patients presenting with LM as the primary site of relapse exhibit differences in survival when compared with patients exhibiting metastasis to other sites...
August 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27295896/-a-baneful-cutaneous-lesion
#20
A Defaee, I Mancini, X Vandemergel
We report the case of a patient presenting meningeal carcinomatosis and cutanenous metastasis as first manifestation of gastric adenocarcinoma. A 57-year-old patient was hospitalized because of headache and diplopia. Clinical examination revealed VI cranial nerve paralysis and anterior neck infiltration. Cutaneous biopsy and umbar puncture showed signet ring-cells. Extensive work-up disclosed gastric adenocarcinoma. Cutaneous metastasis and carcinomatous metastasis are both present exceptionally as first manifestation of gastric adenocarcinoma...
April 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
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