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Maryam Alfa-Wali, Samantha Muktar, Dimitrios Pissas, Ceri Slater
A 48-year-old man presented as an emergency with a 3-week history of rectal bleeding. Examination of his rectum revealed a circumferential tumour, 2 cm from the anal verge. An MRI scan reported a locally infiltrative mid-lower rectal tumour staged as T3d/T4 N2 MX. A colonoscopy revealed appearances of severe proctitis and biopsies did not show any evidence of dysplasia or malignancy. The patient was discussed at the regional colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team meeting with a management plan for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy following repeat biopsies, which were again negative for malignancy...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Hong-Lei Guo, Ling He, Yan-Cui Zhu, Kun Wu, Feng Yuan
The advent of disease evaluation by means of multi-slice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) represents a continually emerging role in the evaluation of various diseases; however, its role is yet to be adequately defined. Thus, the aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic value of MSCT and MRI in the diagnosis of peritoneal metastasis in primary ovarian carcinoma. Between January 2013 and December 2015, MSCT or MRI data were collected from 42 patients who had been previously diagnosed with peritoneal metastasis of ovarian carcinoma at the First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Michalle Soudack Ben-Nun, Aviva Ben-Shlush, Lisa Raviv Zilka
Background: Congenital abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract are increasingly being evaluated by prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, there is a paucity of reports describing the normal quantitative development of the fetal colon and rectum on MRI. Purpose: To provide growth curves of the MRI estimated diameter of the fetal colon and rectum as a function of gestational age. Material and Methods: This is a retrospective review of 191 singleton fetal MRI studies at 25-39 weeks of gestation...
March 2018: Acta Radiologica Open
Thomas Brun, Jean-Marc Bachaud, Pierre Graff-Cailleaud, Bernard Malavaud, Daniel Portalez, Christian Popotte, Richard Aziza, Amélie Lusque, Thomas Filleron, Soléakhéna Ken
PURPOSE: To present the feasibility study of optimal dose coverage in ultra-focal brachytherapy (UFB) with multiparametric MRI for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: UFB provisional dose plans for small target volumes (<7 cc) were calculated on a prostate training phantom to optimize the seeds number and strength. Clinical UFB consisted in a contour-based nonrigid registration (MRI/Ultrasound) to implant a fiducial marker at the location of the tumor focus...
March 7, 2018: Brachytherapy
Ryo Nishikawa, Kenji Yoshida, Yasuhiko Ebina, Mayumi Omoteda, Daisuke Miyawaki, Takeaki Ishihara, Yasuo Ejima, Hiroaki Akasaka, Hitoaki Satoh, Katsusuke Kyotani, Satoru Takahashi, Ryohei Sasaki
This study aimed to compare dosimetric parameters between non-optimized and optimized treatment planning (NOP and OP, respectively) of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -based intracavitary (IC) image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) using the central shielding (CS) technique for cervical cancer. Fifty-three patients treated with external beam radiotherapy using CS and MRI-based IGABT with the IC approach alone were evaluated. The total high-risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV) D90 was aimed at >70 Gy equivalent dose in 2 Gy fractions (EQD2)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
Carl Salembier, Geert Villeirs, Berardino De Bari, Peter Hoskin, Bradley R Pieters, Marco Van Vulpen, Vincent Khoo, Ann Henry, Alberto Bossi, Gert De Meerleer, Valérie Fonteyne
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Delineation of clinical target volumes (CTVs) remains a weak link in radiation therapy (RT), and large inter-observer variation is seen. Guidelines for target and organs at risk delineation for prostate cancer in the primary setting are scarce. The aim was to develop a delineation guideline obtained by consensus between a broad European group of radiation oncologists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An ESTRO contouring consensus panel consisting of leading radiation oncologists and one radiologist with known subspecialty expertise in prostate cancer was asked to delineate the prostate, seminal vesicles and rectum on co-registered CT and MRI scans...
February 26, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Safdar Shah, Muhammad Danial Ali Shah, Abeer Fatima, Fawad Nasrullah, Wajid Ali, Irfan Ahmed Gorya
We describe a case of a 26-year man with complaints of suprapubic pain and burning micturition for two weeks and intermittent hematuria for two months. On physical examination, there was palpable mobile pelvic mass measuring 10x10 cm. Both testes were palpable in the scrotum. CT scan abdomen revealed well-defined, soft tissue mass, about 11x10 cm between rectum and urinary bladder. Mass showed internal necrotic changes and enhancement along the walls. No calcification was seen. Exploratory laparotomy was done...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Colin McQuade, Peadar S Waters, Ciara O'Brien, Stephen Crowther, William Torreggiani, Dara O Kavanagh
INTRODUCTION: Intussusception in adults is a rare condition, accounting for just 5% of all cases. Approximately 50% of cases of large intestine intussusception occur due to a malignant neoplasm. We present here a novel case report of colo-rectal intussusception arising secondary to a primary rectal melanoma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of an 85 year-old patient, who underwent a colonoscopy for investigation of weight loss and altered bowel habit. At colonoscopy, a pigmented polypoid mass was visualised in the upper third of the rectum...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Céline D Alt, Laura Benner, Theresa Mokry, Florian Lenz, Peter Hallscheidt, Christof Sohn, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Kerstin A Brocker
Background Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) captures the entire pelvis during Valsalva maneuver and helps diagnosing pelvic floor changes after reconstructive surgery. Purpose To evaluate therapeutic outcome five years after reconstructive surgery using clinical examination, dMRI, and quality-of-life (QOL) questionnaire. Material and Methods Clinical examination, dMRI, and QOL questionnaire were conducted before surgery and in the follow-ups at 12 weeks, one year, and five years in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) stage ≥2...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
Atsuhiro Imai, Kohei Murata, Atsushi Naito, Yoshinori Kagawa, Kenji Kawai, Takuya Sakamoto, Kohei Murakami, Yoshiteru Katsura, Yoshiaki Ohmura, Toru Masuzawa, Atsushi Takeno, Shinichi Nakatsuka, Hiroshi Takeda, Takeshi Kato, Shigeyuki Tamura
A 30-year-old woman was admittedto the hospital because of fecal occult bloodpositivity . Endoscopic colonoscopy indicated pressure on the right side of the rectum from the wall. Abdominal contrast CT and pelvic MRI revealed a cystic lesion with a maximum diameter of 5 cm on the pre-coccyx andthe right side of rectum. There was no continuity between the tumor andthe uterus/ovary. We diagnoseda pararectal tumor andremovedit via a sacral approach. The cyst was diagnosed as an epidermoid cyst. She was discharged on the 5th postoperative day...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Shu Okamura, Hozumi Noda, Kazuhito Ohishi, Tomohiro Kitahara, Kohei Murata, Takayuki Minoji, Rie Hamano, Tetsu Yanagisawa, Nariaki Fukuchi, Chikara Ebisui, Hideoki Yokouchi, Takamichi Nishizaki, Masakatsu Kinuta
We here report the case of a 56-year-old female patient who underwent curative resection for right ovarian cancer with intraperitoneal dissemination and liver metastases. She received following adjuvant chemotherapy, and had been visited hospital for regular follow-up since then. One and half a year after surgery, blood examination showed increasing value of CA125. Contrast-enhanced CT scan revealed a tumor whose long diameter was 5 cm at front side of lower rectum. Following MRI and PET-CT examinations indicated the pelvic tumor as recurrence of ovarian cancer, so that laparotomy was carried out...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Tatsushi Shingai, Takayuki Fukuzaki, Yoshiro Ito, Tadafumi Fukata, Hiromichi Miyagaki, Hisashi Nishida, Yasuhiro Toyoda, Osamu Takayama, Setsuko Yoshioka, Shigeyuki Hojo, Yoshiichi Maeura, Hiroaki Ohigashi
A 60's male patient underwent laparoscopic left hemicolectomy with D3 lymph node dissection for transverse colon cancer. Adjuvant chemotherapy with tegafur-uracil and leucovorin was administered.Thirty -four months later, MRI scan revealed a mass with sacrum invasion.Radiation therapy(39 Gy/13 Fr)was performed followed by chemotherapy(modified oxaliplatin, leucovorin, and 5-fluorouracil plus bevacizumab).Two weeks after the completion of radiation therapy, staging laparoscopy and tissue biopsy was performed in the hard tumor, which was located at the caudal end of the incisional scar of the retroperitoneum, in front of the sacrum...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Laurids Østergaard Poulsen, Mette Karen Yilmaz, Lars Oddershede, Martin Bøgsted, Gitte Holt, Mikkel Eld, Ken Ljungmann, Ursula Gerda Falkmer
AIM: To our knowledge, no prior studies have addressed the possible effects of tumour height on the accuracy of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based staging relative to postoperative histopathological assessments in patients with adenocarcinoma of the rectum (RC). This study aimed to investigate whether the accuracy of preoperative MRI stage in RC is influenced by tumour height. METHODS: A total of 489 consecutive RC patients scheduled for curative treatment between 2009 and 2013 were included...
January 31, 2018: Acta Oncologica
Claudia Mehedințu, Lăcrămioara Aurelia Brîndușe, Elvira Brătilă, Michele Monroc, Ebticem Lemercier, Olivier Suaud, Cecile Collet-Savoye, Horace Roman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether combining Computed Tomography-based virtual Colonoscopy (CTC) with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) improves preoperative assessment of colorectal endometriosis. DESIGN: Retrospective study using prospectively recorded data (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: University tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Seventy-one women treated for colorectal endometriosis managed between June 2015 and May 2016...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Joost J M van Griethuysen, Elyse M Bus, Michael Hauptmann, Max J Lahaye, Monique Maas, Leon C Ter Beek, Geerard L Beets, Frans C H Bakers, Regina G H Beets-Tan, Doenja M J Lambregts
PURPOSE: Assess whether application of a micro-enema can reduce gas-induced susceptibility artefacts in Single-shot Echo Planar Imaging (EPI) Diffusion-weighted imaging of the rectum at 1.5 T. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of n = 50 rectal cancer patients who each underwent multiple DWI-MRIs (1.5 T) from 2012 to 2016 as part of routine follow-up during a watch-and-wait approach after chemoradiotherapy. From March 2014 DWI-MRIs were routinely acquired after application of a preparatory micro-enema (Microlax®; 5 ml; self-administered shortly before acquisition); before March 2014 no bowel preparation was given...
February 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Ramya Rangarajan
Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the differences in dosimetry between tandem-ovoid and tandem-ring gynaecologic brachytherapy applicators in image based brachytherapy. Background: Traditionally, tandem ovoid applicators were used to deliver dose to tumor in intracavitary brachytherapy. Tandem-ring, tandem-cylinder and hybrid intracavitary, interstitial applicators are also used nowadays in cervical cancer brachytherapy. Methods and materials: 100 CT datasets of cervical cancer patients (stage IB2 - IIIB) receiving HDR application (50 tandem-ovoid and 50 tandem-ring) were studied...
January 2018: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Christina Hunter Chapman, Daniel Polan, Karen Vineberg, Shruti Jolly, Katherine E Maturen, Kristy K Brock, Joann I Prisciandaro
PURPOSE: To study the dosimetric impact of deformable image registration-based contour propagation on MRI-based cervical cancer brachytherapy planning. METHODS AND MATERIALS: High-risk clinical target volume (HRCTV) and organ-at-risk (OAR) contours were delineated on MR images of 10 patients who underwent ring and tandem brachytherapy. A second set of contours were propagated using a commercially available deformable registration algorithm. "Manual-contour" and "propagated-contour" plans were optimized to achieve a maximum dose to the most minimally exposed 90% of the volume (D90) (%) of 6 Gy/fraction, respecting minimum dose to the most exposed 2cc of the volume (D2cc) OAR constraints of 5...
January 10, 2018: Brachytherapy
Shotaro Naganawa, Eriko Maeda, Akifumi Hagiwara, Shiori Amemiya, Wataru Gonoi, Shouhei Hanaoka, Takeharu Yoshikawa, Kuni Ohtomo
PURPOSE: Evaluate the effect of vaginal delivery on pelvic organ positions and vaginal cross-sectional areas. METHODS: MRI of 119 premenopausal women were grouped according to the number of deliveries. The distances from the three 3-reference points (bladder, uterus, and rectum) to two 2-lines (pubococcygeal-line (PCL) and midpubic-line (MPL)), length of H- and M-lines and vaginal cross-sectional area were compared between the groups. RESULTS: With increasing parity, distance from the rectum to PCL tended to increase (nullipara vs...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Imaging
Dale Roach, Michael G Jameson, Jason A Dowling, Martin Andrew Ebert, Peter B Greer, Angel M Kennedy, Sandie Watt, Lois C Holloway
Many similarity metrics exist for inter-observer contouring variation studies, however no correlation between metric choice and prostate cancer radiotherapy dosimetry has been explored. These correlations were investigated in this study. Two separate trials were undertaken, the first a thirty-five patient cohort with three observers, the second a five patient dataset with ten observers. Clinical and planning target volumes (CTV and PTV), rectum, and bladder were independently contoured by all observers in each trial...
January 4, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Anouk J M Rombouts, Issam Al-Najami, Natalie L Abbott, Ane Appelt, Gunnar Baatrup, Simon Bach, Aneel Bhangu, Karen-Lise Garm Spindler, Richard Gray, Kelly Handley, Manjinder Kaur, Ellen Kerkhof, Camilla Jensenius Kronborg, Laura Magill, Corrie A M Marijnen, Iris D Nagtegaal, Lars Nyvang, Femke P Peters, Per Pfeiffer, Cornelis Punt, Philip Quirke, David Sebag-Montefiore, Mark Teo, Nick West, Johannes H W de Wilt
INTRODUCTION: Total mesorectal excision (TME) is the highly effective standard treatment for rectal cancer but is associated with significant morbidity and may be overtreatment for low-risk cancers. This study is designed to determine the feasibility of international recruitment in a study comparing organ-saving approaches versus standard TME surgery. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: STAR-TREC trial is a multicentre international randomised, three-arm parallel, phase II feasibility study in patients with biopsy-proven adenocarcinoma of the rectum...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Open
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