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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301178/epidural-metastasis-in-malignant-thymoma-mimicking-epidural-abscess-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ji Yoon Kim, Young Seok Lee, Dong Ho Kang, Min Hye Kim, Jeong Hee Lee, Chul Hee Lee, In Sung Park
Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are rare epithelial tumors that originate from the thymus gland. Extrathoracic metastases occur in the liver, kidney, and bone in 1% to 15% of patients. Although thymoma and thymic carcinoma exhibit highly aggressive biological behavior, spinal metastasis is rare. We describe a 78-year-old man with left wrist and grasp weakness that occurred 7 days before admission. The patient underwent thymoma surgery 7 years ago and was cured. Magnetic resonance images showed a rim-enhanced mass in the C6-7-T1 epidural space...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288847/decision-making-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-vertebral-metastases-among-patients-with-short-predicted-survival
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Triantafyllos Bouras, Fahed Zairi, Ala Arikat, Marie-Hélène Vieillard, Mohamed Allaoui, Richard Assaker
BACKGROUND: A wide spectrum of treatment choices is proposed for poor-prognosis patients with vertebral metastases. The continuous increase of this population and the propagation of less invasive techniques necessitate further study concerning which patients could benefit from palliative surgery. METHODS: All patients with a Tokuhashi score ≤ 8 undergone palliative surgical treatment for vertebral metastasis within four years were retrospectively reviewed. Demographics, clinical parameters, and data concerning the disease and the operation were recorded...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285403/sacroiliac-stabilization-for-sacral-metastasis-a-case-series
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Morenikeji A Buraimoh, Charles C Yu, Michael P Mott, Gregory P Graziano
Background: The sacrum is a rare location for spinal metastasis. These lesions are typically large and destructive by the time of diagnosis, making treatment difficult. When indicated, surgical stabilization offers pain relief and preserves independence in patients with impending and acute pathological sacral fractures. Case Description: Three consecutive patients presented with sacral metastases. After either failing radiation therapy or presenting with acute fracture and instability, the patients underwent intralesional excision, bilateral L4 to ilium fusion with instrumentation, and sacroiliac (SI) screw fixation...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284526/postoperative-extracranial-metastasis-from-glioblastoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Wenjiao Wu, Dequan Zhong, Zhan Zhao, Wentao Wang, Jun Li, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is the most common primary malignant brain tumor. Extraneural metastases are rarely reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 38-year-old patient who was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2015. Four months after surgery, local relapse was found and the patient received a second surgery. After another 4 months, we found a hard mass in the right posterior neck when she admitted to our department for fourth cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy...
December 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245363/nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-central-nervous-system-metastases-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Chunying Shen, Hongmei Ying, Xueguan Lu, Chaosu Hu
RATIONALE: Central nervous system (CNS) metastases are rarely seen in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). PATIENT CONCERNS: Two NPC patients developed CNS metastases were collected in Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center. The medical records were reviewed to document patients' characteristics, treatment, and outcomes. In addition, we also provide an overview of the literature concerning this scenario. DIAGNOSES: Both patients were staged T4N1M0 with pathologically confirmed CNS metastases from nasopharyngeal carcinoma...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231771/spinal-metastasis-with-neurologic-deficits
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Panagiotis Tsagozis, Henrik C F Bauer
Background and purpose - A significant number of patients with spinal metastases are treated non-surgically, but may need surgical treatment at a later stage due to progression of symptoms. Therefore, we investigated the need for late surgical decompression in patients with spinal metastasis who were initially deemed as non-surgical candidates, as well as the outcome of late surgery. Patients and methods - 116 patients who were referred to the orthopedic oncology department between 2002 and 2011 due to spinal metastasis with neurologic symptoms were deemed to be non-surgical candidates...
December 12, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230133/invasive-insular-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-nonparalytic-dysphonia
#7
Blake S Raggio, Blair M Barton, Maria C Grant, Judith A Fornadley, Jeffrey P Marino
Background: Patients with suspected thyroid malignancy often undergo preoperative laryngeal examination with a focus on vocal fold mobility. We present the unique case of a patient with invasive thyroid carcinoma who presented with dysphonia despite intact vocal fold motion. Case Report: A 73-year-old female with a remote thyroid lobectomy presented with dysphonia. Thyroid ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration revealed a 1.1-cm nodule consistent with a colloid cyst...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219779/metastases-of-spinal-myxopapillary-ependymoma-unique-characteristics-and-clinical-management
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Theresa Kraetzig, Lily McLaughlin, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
OBJECTIVE Myxopapillary ependymoma is a benign WHO Grade I tumor most commonly located in the conus-cauda equina region of the spine. Although this tumor is defined by an overall excellent survival, dissemination throughout the whole neuraxis occurs frequently. The current study evaluated the clinical characteristics and significance of myxopapillary ependymoma metastases. METHODS Patients who underwent surgery from 2005 to 2015 for treatment of spinal myxopapillary ependymoma were included in the study. Charts were reviewed for primary tumor symptoms and initial treatment, local recurrence, response to salvage therapy, and presence and behavior of distant metastases...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208438/an-integrated-multidisciplinary-algorithm-for-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-international-spine-oncology-consortium-report
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REVIEW
Daniel E Spratt, Whitney H Beeler, Fabio Y de Moraes, Laurence D Rhines, Joseph J Gemmete, Neeraj Chaudhary, David B Shultz, Sean R Smith, Alejandro Berlin, Max Dahele, Ben J Slotman, Kelly C Younge, Mark Bilsky, Paul Park, Nicholas J Szerlip
Spinal metastases are becoming increasingly common because patients with metastatic disease are living longer. The close proximity of the spinal cord to the vertebral column limits many conventional therapeutic options that can otherwise be used to treat cancer. In response to this problem, an innovative multidisciplinary approach has been developed for the management of spinal metastases, leveraging the capabilities of image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery, separation surgery, vertebroplasty, and minimally invasive local ablative approaches...
December 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198417/the-significance-of-spinal-fixation-in-palliative-surgery-for-spinal-metastases
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Shurei Sugita, Takahiro Hozumi, Kiyofumi Yamakawa, Takahiro Goto
The purpose of this study is to assess appropriate fixation methods for surgical spinal stabilization for spinal metastases. 191 patients who underwent spine surgery for spinal metastases are included in this study. The surgeries included 1) posterior decompression only (29), 2) posterior decompression and fixation (153), and 3) decompression and circumferential fixation (9). We evaluated and compared all cases based upon 1) use of fixation, 2) number of levels included in the fixation, 3) type of fixation, 4) use of bone graft, 5) presence of preoperative collapse of involved vertebrae, and 6) involved area of vertebrae according to Kostuik classification...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189958/surgical-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-effects-of-preoperative-embolization-on-intraoperative-blood-loss
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Matthias Reitz, Klaus Christian Mende, Christopher Cramer, Theresa Krätzig, ZSuzsanna Nagy, Eik Vettorazzi, Sven Oliver Eicker, Marc Dreimann
The objective of this paper is analyzing the effects of preoperative embolization on intraoperative blood loss in spinal surgery for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasis and identifying factors contributing to an increased blood loss in the surgical procedure. A retrospective analysis was performed in patients who were treated in for spinal metastasis from RCC between 2011 and 2016. Factors analyzed were reduction of tumor blush, timing of embolization, selective vs. superselective approach, surgical factors, and tumor volume and localization...
November 30, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178305/en-bloc-resection-with-the-assistance-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-for-left-lower-lung-cancer-invading-thoracic-vertebrae-and-rib-a-case-report
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Yun Liang, Peng Liu, Xiao-Gang Zhou, Xi-Lei Li, Hong Lin, Nong Chen, Di Ge, Jian Dong
Lung cancer invading the spine was previously considered unresectable and fatal and, consequently, there are few reports focusing on tumors located in the lower lung lobe and invading the spine. With the development of spinal instrumentation and surgical techniques, and wider acceptance of spondylectomy by surgeons, radical surgical resection has become feasible. Here, we present a case of a male patient with a left lower lung cancer invading thoracic vertebrae who underwent complete resection with sagittal en bloc hemivertebrectomy with video-assisted thoracoscopy...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143901/combined-vertebral-augmentation-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-update
#13
REVIEW
Ning Mao Kam, Julian Maingard, Hong Kuan Kok, Dinesh Ranatunga, Duncan Brooks, William C Torreggiani, Peter L Munk, Michael J Lee, Ronil V Chandra, Hamed Asadi
Spinal metastases are the most commonly encountered tumour of the spine, occurring in up to 40% of patients with cancer. Each year, approximately 5% of cancer patients will develop spinal metastases. This number is expected to increase as the life expectancy of cancer patients increases. Patients with spinal metastases experience severe and frequently debilitating pain, which often decreases their remaining quality of life. With a median survival of less than 1 year, the goals of treatment in spinal metastases are reducing pain, improving or maintaining level of function and providing mechanical stability...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136257/risk-factors-for-pathological-fracture-and-metastatic-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-in-patients-with-spinal-metastases
#14
Catherine S Hibberd, Gerald M Y Quan
Vertebral pathological fracture and metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) due to metastatic cancer inevitably cause pain, neurological deficit, impaired function, and decreased quality of life and are indications for surgery. In such cases, earlier surgical intervention has the potential to prevent permanent neurological deficit and disability and to maintain function and quality of life. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify and evaluate risk factors for pathological fracture and MESCC in patients with spinal metastases...
November 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123990/the-skeletal-related-events-of-denosumab-versus-zoledronic-acid-in-patients-with-bone-metastases-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Zhicai Zhang, Feifei Pu, Zengwu Shao
Objective: The meta-analysis was used to evaluate the skeletal-related events (SREs) and efficacy of denosumab versus zoledronic acid (ZA) in patients with bone metastases. Methods: The data of this meta-analysis study were searched from PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science with Conference Proceedings, Elsevier and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases till August 2017. Two independent reviewers reviewed the reference lists of relevant articles...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113903/long-term-follow-up-of-metastatic-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-mescc-patients-from-breast-cancer-treated-with-surgery-followed-by-radiotherapy
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Federico Pessina, Pierina Navarria, Marco Riva, Davide Franceschini, Marco Conti Nibali, Maurizio Fornari, Marta Scorsetti
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to evaluate the role of surgery plus radiotherapy in Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression (MESCC) breast cancer (BC) patients with a follow-up longer than 10 years. METHODS: Twenty-three patients treated between 2004 and 2008 were included. Surgical treatment was performed in patients with good performance status, limited metastatic disease and progressive neurologic deficit and/or intractable pain. RT was performed delivering a median total dose of 30 Gy in 10 fractions...
November 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110129/real-life-management-and-outcome-of-thyroid-carcinoma-related-bone-metastases-results-from-a-nationwide-multicenter-experience
#17
G Mazziotti, A M Formenti, M B Panarotto, E Arvat, A Chiti, A Cuocolo, M E Dottorini, C Durante, L Agate, S Filetti, F Felicetti, A Filice, L Pace, T Pellegrino, M Rodari, M Salvatori, C Tranfaglia, A Versari, D Viola, S Frara, A Berruti, A Giustina, R Giubbini
PURPOSE AND PATIENTS: The M.O.S.CA.TI. (Metastases of the Skeleton from CArcinoma of the ThyroId) is a multicenter, retrospective study investigating the real-life outcome and management of bone metastases (BM) in 143 patients (63 M, 80 F; median age 64 years, range 11-87) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). RESULTS: Radio-active iodine (RAI) treatment was performed in 131 patients (91.6%), surgical approach and/or external radiotherapy in 68 patients (47...
November 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106668/usim-a-new-device-and-app-for-case-specific-intraoperative-ultrasound-simulation-and-rehearsal-in-neurosurgery-a-preliminary-study
#18
Alessandro Perin, Francesco Ugo Prada, Michela Moraldo, Andrea Schiappacasse, Tommaso Francesco Galbiati, Enrico Gambatesa, Piergiorgio d'Orio, Nicole Irene Riker, Curzio Basso, Matteo Santoro, Torstein Ragnar Meling, Karl Schaller, Francesco DiMeco
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) is an excellent aid for neurosurgeons to perform better and safer operations thanks to real time, continuous, and high-quality intraoperative visualization. OBJECTIVE: To develop an innovative training method to teach how to perform iUS in neurosurgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing surgery for different brain or spine lesions were iUS scanned (before opening the dura) in order to arrange a collection of 3-dimensional, US images; this set of data was matched and paired to preoperatively acquired magnetic resonance images in order to create a library of neurosurgical cases to be studied offline for training and rehearsal purposes...
June 29, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100167/early-identification-and-intervention-matters-a-comprehensive-review-of-current-evidence-and-recommendations-for-the-monitoring-of-bone-health-in-patients-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Thomas Brodowicz, Peyman Hadji, Daniela Niepel, Ingo Diel
Bone metastases are common in patients with advanced solid tumors, and many individuals experience debilitating skeletal-related events (SREs; e.g. pathologic fracture, hypercalcemia, radiotherapy or surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression). These events substantially affect disease outcomes, including survival and quality of life, and healthcare systems. Plain radiography is the most widely used imaging modality for the detection of bone metastases; skeletal scintigraphy, computed tomography, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging offer greater sensitivity but their use in routine practice is restricted by high costs and limited availability...
October 18, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095319/malignant-pheochromocytoma-with-multiple-vertebral-metastases-causing-acute-incomplete-paralysis-during-pregnancy-literature-review-with-one-case-report
#20
REVIEW
Shuzhong Liu, An Song, Xi Zhou, Xiangyi Kong, William A Li, Yipeng Wang, Yong Liu
RATIONALE: We present a rare case of malignant pheochromocytoma with thoracic metastases during pregnancy that presented with symptoms of myelopathy and was treated with circumferential decompression, stabilization, and radiation. The management of this unique case is not well documented. The clinical manifestations, imaging results, pathological characteristics, treatment and prognosis of the case were analyzed. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 26-year-old pregnant woman with a history of paroxysmal hypertension during the second trimester presented with lower extremity weakness, numbness, urinary incontinence, and back pain...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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