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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337783/primary-cutaneous-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-with-intralymphatic-involvement-associated-with-chronic-lymphedema
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Peiyuan Fan, Lin Nong, Jingru Sun, Xiaoqing Liu, Marshall E Kadin, Ting Li, Ping Tu, Yang Wang
Chronic lymphedema predisposes to develop malignant cutaneous tumors, including angiosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma and B cell lymphoma. T cell malignancy has rarely been associated with chronic lymph stasis. Here we report a case of primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL) with lymphatic spread associated with chronic lymphedema. The patient is a 56-year-old man who received orchiectomy and right inguinal lymphadenectomy for malignant seminoma 10 years ago, which led to prominent lymphedema of the right leg...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300916/porokeratosis-simulating-bowen-s-disease-on-dermoscopy
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Alzinira Sousa Herênio, Silvana Maria de Morais Cavalcanti, Emmanuel Rodrigues de França, Clarissa Marques Maranhão, Eliane Ruth Barbosa de Alencar
Porokeratosis is a disorder of epidermal keratinization characterized by the presence of annular hyperkeratotic plaques. Its etiopathogenesis is not yet fully understood, but a relationship with immunosuppression has been reported. Dermoscopic examination revealed a classic yellowish-white ring-like structure that resembled "volcanic crater contour" - the so-called cornoid lamella. We describe a case of porokeratosis in a female patient with chronic lymphedema, which was similar to Bowen's disease due to the many glomerular vessels seen on clinical examination and dermoscopy...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292569/indocyanine-green-applications-in-plastic-surgery-a-review-of-the-literature
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Pierre Burnier, Jérémy Niddam, Romain Bosc, Barbara Hersant, Jean-Paul Meningaud
INTRODUCTION: Use of indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared fluorescence as a dye to assess tissue vascularization is now well standardized. The aim of this literature review was to review and resume the most recent recommendations for ICG use in its plastic surgery applications. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed using Medline, EMBASE, and PubMed databases to obtain the latest recommendations for ICG in plastic surgery. Inclusion criteria were all articles written in English language that evaluated pre-, intra-, or postoperative ICG applications in surgical procedures usually performed by plastic surgeons...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290004/approach-to-lower-extremity-edema
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REVIEW
Elizabeth V Ratchford, Natalie S Evans
Lower extremity edema is extremely common among patients seen across multiple specialties. The differential diagnosis is broad and ranges from simple dependent edema to more complex conditions such as chronic venous disease and lymphedema. Several key features from the history and physical exam can assist with the diagnosis. Imaging is rarely necessary at the initial visit unless venous thromboembolism is suspected. Treatment is specific to the etiology of the edema, but compression stockings, elevation, exercise, and weight loss remain the cornerstone in most cases...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281399/clinical-and-diagnostic-aspects-of-lymphedema
#5
Hong H Keo, Silvia B Gretener, Daniel Staub
Lymphedema is a chronic, progressive, and common but often unrecognized condition. The diagnosis of lymphatic disease on clinical grounds alone remains a challenge. Without proper diagnosis, therapy is often delayed, allowing disease progression. There is a need for a practical diagnostic algorithm and its imaging technique to guide clinical decision-making. The aim of this topical review is to provide a practical approach for assessing patients with suspected lymphedema and to give a critical appraisal of currently available imaging modalities that are applied in clinical practice to diagnose and map lymphatic disease...
March 10, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280645/stewart-treves-syndrome-involving-chronic-lymphedema-after-mastectomy-of-breast-cancer
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Smain Nabil Mesli, Amin Khayreddine Ghouali, Fouad Benamara, Fouzi Ahmed Taleb, Hicham Tahraoui, Chakib Abi-Ayad
Steward-Treves syndrome is a cutaneous angiosarcoma that usually appears after long evolution of a lymphoedema after mastectomy for mammary neoplasia associated with an axillary dissection. This is a rare disease develop most of the time in upper arm and often confounded with cutaneous metastasis. Only the biopsy and immunohistochemical study confirm the diagnosis. The treatment is surgical and consists of large cutaneous excision, an amputation of the limb or even its disarticulation and will be followed by chemotherapy...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265793/lymphatico-venous-anastomosis-as-treatment-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-prospective-study-on-quality-of-life
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Anouk J M Cornelissen, Melissa Kool, Tiara R Lopez Penha, Xavier H A Keuter, Andrzej A Piatkowski, E Heuts, René R W J van der Hulst, Shan Shan Qiu
PURPOSE: Lymphedema is a chronic and disabling sequel of breast cancer treatment that can be treated by lymphatico-venous anastomosis (LVA). Artificial connections between the venous and lymphatic system are performed supermicrosurgically. This prospective study analyses the effect of LVA on quality of life. METHODS: A prospective study was performed between November 2015 and July 2016 on consecutive patients in the Maastricht University Medical Centre. Quality of life was considered as the primary outcome, and the Lymphedema International Classification of Functioning (Lymph-ICF) questionnaire was used...
March 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245242/assessing-and-managing-wounds-of-buruli-ulcer-patients-at-the-primary-and-secondary-health-care-levels-in-ghana
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Naa Okaikor Addison, Stefanie Pfau, Eric Koka, Samuel Yaw Aboagye, Grace Kpeli, Gerd Pluschke, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu, Thomas Junghanss
BACKGROUND: Beyond Mycobacterium ulcerans-specific therapy, sound general wound management is required for successful management of Buruli ulcer (BU) patients which places them among the large and diverse group of patients in poor countries with a broken skin barrier. METHODS: Clinically BU suspicious patients were enrolled between October 2013 and August 2015 at a primary health care (PHC) center and a municipal hospital, secondary health care (SHC) center in Ghana...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242470/lymphedema-after-treatment-for-endometrial-cancer-a-review-of-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Emma Lindqvist, Madelene Wedin, Mats Fredrikson, Preben Kjølhede
Lymphedema is one of the least studied complications of cancer treatment and a chronic condition with a substantial impact on health-related quality of life (HQoL). Lymphedema of the legs (LLL) constitutes a common adverse side effect of lymphadenectomy LA in gynecologic cancer treatment. Primary treatment of endometrial cancer (EC) comprises hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy is recommended in prognostic high risk groups of EC. This review summarizes the published literature concerning the prevalence of LLL after treatment for EC, methods used for measuring LLL, risk factors and HQoL impact...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241848/yellow-nail-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
Stéphane Vignes, Robert Baran
Yellow nail syndrome (YNS; OMIM 153300, ORPHA662) is a very rare disorder that almost always occurs after 50 years of age but a juvenile or familial form has also been observed. YNS is diagnosed based on a triad associating yellow nail discoloration, pulmonary manifestations (chronic cough, bronchiectasia, pleural effusion) and lower limb lymphedema. Chronic sinusitis is frequently associated with the triad. YNS etiology remains unknown but a role of lymphatic impairment is usually evoked. YNS is more frequently isolated but may be associated in rare cases with autoimmune diseases, other clinical manifestations implicating lymphatic functions or cancer and, hence, is also considered a paraneoplastic syndrome...
February 27, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194353/labia-majora-share
#11
Hanjing Lee, Yan Lin Yap, Jeffrey Jen Hui Low, Jane Lim
Defects involving specialised areas with characteristic anatomical features, such as the nipple, upper eyelid, and lip, benefit greatly from the use of sharing procedures. The vulva, a complex 3-dimensional structure, can also be reconstructed through a sharing procedure drawing upon the contralateral vulva. In this report, we present the interesting case of a patient with chronic, massive, localised lymphedema of her left labia majora that was resected in 2011. Five years later, she presented with squamous cell carcinoma over the left vulva region, which is rarely associated with chronic lymphedema...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186091/topical-tacrolimus-for-the-treatment-of-secondary-lymphedema
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Jason C Gardenier, Raghu P Kataru, Geoffrey E Hespe, Ira L Savetsky, Jeremy S Torrisi, Gabriela D García Nores, Dawit K Jowhar, Matthew D Nitti, Ryan C Schofield, Dean C Carlow, Babak J Mehrara
Secondary lymphedema, a life-long complication of cancer treatment, currently has no cure. Lymphedema patients have decreased quality of life and recurrent infections with treatments limited to palliative measures. Accumulating evidence indicates that T cells play a key role in the pathology of lymphedema by promoting tissue fibrosis and inhibiting lymphangiogenesis. Here using mouse models, we show that topical therapy with tacrolimus, an anti-T-cell immunosuppressive drug, is highly effective in preventing lymphedema development and treating established lymphedema...
February 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149940/wart-on-fire-a-rare-entity-of-verruciform-xanthoma-arising-on-a-lower-leg-in-a-setting-of-chronic-lymphedema
#13
Simon F Roy, Robert Prokopetz, Yasmine Ayroud, Laura Pickett, Ivan V Litvinov
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January 2017: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135124/comparisons-between-cancer-related-and-noncancer-related-lymphedema-an-overview-of-new-patients-referred-to-a-specialized-hospital-based-center-in-canada
#14
Shirin M Shallwani, Pamela Hodgson, Anna Towers
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is an irreversible inflammatory condition caused by accumulated lymph fluid and is associated with chronic swelling and increased risk of cellulitis. Our objectives were to: (1) describe the patient population referred to a Canadian lymphedema center and (2) compare lymphedema characteristics between patients with cancer and patients with noncancer diagnoses. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of new patients referred for suspected lymphedema to a hospital-based center over a 2-year period...
March 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129845/the-lymphatic-vasculature-revisited-new-developments-in-the-zebrafish
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Y Padberg, S Schulte-Merker, A van Impel
The lymphatic system is lined by endothelial cells and part of the vasculature. It is essential for tissue fluid homeostasis, absorption of dietary fats, and immune surveillance in vertebrates. Misregulation of lymphatic vessel formation and dysfunction of the lymphatic system have been indicated in a number of pathological conditions including lymphedema formation, obesity or chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. In zebrafish, lymphatics were discovered about 10years ago, and the underlying molecular pathways involved in its development have since been studied in detail...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125537/the-lymphatic-response-to-injury-with-soft-tissue-reconstruction-in-high-energy-open-tibial-fractures-of-the-lower-extremity
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Malou C van Zanten, Raakhi M Mistry, Hiroo Suami, Andrew Campbell-Lloyd, James P Finkemeyer, Neil B Piller, Yugesh Caplash
BACKGROUND: Severe compound tibial fractures are associated with extensive soft-tissue damage, resulting in disruption of lymphatic pathways that leave the patient at risk of developing chronic lymphedema. There are limited data on lymphatic response following lower limb trauma. Indocyanine green fluorescence lymphography is a novel, real-time imaging technique for superficial lymphatic mapping. The authors used this technique to image the superficial lymphatic vessels of the lower limbs in patients with severe compound tibial fracture...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097676/morbihan-disease-complicated-by-dermatosis-neglecta-an-unique-presentation
#17
Ariel E Eber, Stephanie Mlacker, Sebastian Verne, Robert Griffith, Jennifer Ledon, Marina Perper, Keyvan Nouri, Jeong Hee Cho-Vega
Morbihan disease, also referred to as solid facial edema, or rosacea lymphedema, is a rare disorder that involves chronic erythema and solid edema of the cheeks, eyelids, forehead and glabella and may arise as a complication of acne vulgaris or rosacea. Of note, it may be the only initial presenting symptom of these associated diseases. Few cases have been described in the literature, as its first description by Robert Degos in 1957. The condition is characterized by its chronicity, a typical clinical appearance and the lack of specific histopathologic or laboratory findings...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054496/tailoring-exercise-interventions-to-comorbidities-and-treatment-induced-adverse-effects-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-undergoing-chemotherapy-a-framework-to-support-clinical-decisions
#18
Marike van der Leeden, Rosalie J Huijsmans, Edwin Geleijn, Mariëtte de Rooij, Inge R Konings, Laurien M Buffart, Joost Dekker, Martijn M Stuiver
PURPOSE: Delivery of exercise interventions to patients with early-stage breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy requires complex clinical decisions. The purpose of this study was to develop a framework to support clinical decisions for tailoring exercise interventions to common comorbidities and cancer treatment-induced adverse effects. METHOD: Tailored exercise prescriptions were developed in four steps, following the i3-S strategy. All steps were based on current best available evidence, complemented with expert opinions...
January 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028991/computed-tomography-based-quantitative-assessment-of-lower-extremity-lymphedema-following-treatment-for-gynecologic-cancer
#19
Ji Sung Yoo, Seung Hyun Chung, Myong Cheol Lim, Young Jae Kim, Kwang Gi Kim, Ji Hye Hwang, Yun Hee Kim
OBJECTIVE: To develop an algorithmic quantitative skin and subcutaneous tissue volume measurement protocol for lower extremity lymphedema (LEL) patients using computed tomography (CT), to verify the usefulness of the measurement techniques in LEL patients, and to observe the structural characteristics of subcutaneous tissue according to the progression of LEL in gynecologic cancer. METHODS: A program for algorithmic quantitative analysis of lower extremity CT scans has been developed to measure the skin and subcutaneous volume, muscle compartment volume, and the extent of the peculiar trabecular area with a honeycombed pattern...
March 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003942/clinical-usage-and-economic-effectiveness-of-a-recently-developed-epidermal-autograft-harvesting-system-in-13-chronic-wound-patients-in-a-university-based-wound-center
#20
Angela Hulsey, Paul Linneman, Jeff Litt
INTRODUCTION:  Chronic wounds are a significant healthcare problem in the United States. Their costs approach 25 billion dollars in the United States. Current wound-care treatments of local wound care, moist dressings, and source control, while necessary for wound healing, are frequently not enough to ensure complete wound closure. The current surgical technique of split-thickness skin grafting is an operative procedure, painful, time-consuming, and leaves significant donor site wounds...
November 14, 2016: Curēus
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