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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550366/minimally-invasive-resection-of-adrenal-masses-in-infants-and-children-results-of-a-european-multi-center-survey
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Francesco Fascetti-Leon, Giovanni Scotton, Luca Pio, Raimundo Beltrà, Paolo Caione, Ciro Esposito, Girolamo Mattioli, Amulya K Saxena, Sabine Sarnaki, Piergiorgio Gamba
BACKGROUND: Minimal access adrenal surgery (MAAS) for adrenal pathologies is the standard for many pediatric surgical centers. However, the literature offers few reports and minimal evidence from small case series. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of pediatric MAAS through a multi-center data analysis. METHOD: Pediatric patients who underwent MAAS between January 2002 and December 2013 were retrospectively included. Data analysis was conducted using Spss software (Welch's t-test, X-square, Fisher tests, multiple regression model)...
May 26, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549783/irinotecan-temozolomide-with-temsirolimus-or-dinutuximab-in-children-with-refractory-or-relapsed-neuroblastoma-cog-anbl1221-an-open-label-randomised-phase-2-trial
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Rajen Mody, Arlene Naranjo, Collin Van Ryn, Alice L Yu, Wendy B London, Barry L Shulkin, Marguerite T Parisi, Sabah-E-Noor Servaes, Mitchell B Diccianni, Paul M Sondel, Julia G Bender, John M Maris, Julie R Park, Rochelle Bagatell
BACKGROUND: Outcomes for children with relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma are dismal. The combination of irinotecan and temozolomide has activity in these patients, and its acceptable toxicity profile makes it an excellent backbone for study of new agents. We aimed to test the addition of temsirolimus or dinutuximab to irinotecan-temozolomide in patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma. METHODS: For this open-label, randomised, phase 2 selection design trial of the Children's Oncology Group (COG; ANBL1221), patients had to have histological verification of neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma at diagnosis or have tumour cells in bone marrow with increased urinary catecholamine concentrations at diagnosis...
May 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508462/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-distinguishing-thoracoabdominal-neuroblastic-tumours-of-various-histological-types-and-differentiation-grades
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Yang Wen, Yun Peng, Xiao Min Duan, Nan Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) has demonstrated a great potential to help distinguish benign from malignant tumours in paediatric body. Our purpose is to evaluate whether DWI allow discrimination of thoracoabdominal neuroblastic tumours of various histological types and differentiation grades. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed DWI scans of the thoracoabdominal neuroblastic tumours in 25 children (11 girls, 14 boys). DWI was performed with two b-values of 0 and 800 s/mm(2) on a 3...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483228/clinical-manifestations-of-neuroblastoma-with-head-and-neck-involvement-in-children
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Sameer Alvi, Omar Karadaghy, Michelle Manalang, Robert Weatherly
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to review our 15-year experience with pediatric patients who have been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and to determine their most frequent head and neck manifestations and symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of electronic medical record. SETTING: An academic, tertiary care pediatric hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: IRB approval from the Office of Research Integrity at Children's Mercy Hospital was obtained...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465480/clinical-and-biological-features-of-neuroblastic-tumors-a-comparison-of-neuroblastoma-and-ganglioneuroblastoma
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Wen-Guang He, Yu Yan, Wen Tang, Rong Cai, Gang Ren
Neuroblastoma (NB), ganglioneuroblastoma intermixed (GNBi) and ganglioneuroblastoma nodular (GNBn) are neuroblastic tumors that present with a wide range of symptoms and variable prognoses. We retrospectively reviewed the pretreatment clinical (age, sex and tumor stage) and biological (MYCN amplification; and levels of lactate dehydrogenase, ferritin and neuron-specific enolase) characteristics of 279 patients who were diagnosed with pathologically confirmed NB and GNB from January 2005 to December 2015. The median age at diagnosis increased with grade of differentiation (NB: 28...
April 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409885/long-term-results-of-the-transmanubrial-osteomuscular-sparing-approach-for-pediatric-tumors
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Aziz El Madi, Sabine Irtan, Frédérique Sauvat, Michel Zérah, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Louise Galmiche-Roland, Véronique Minard-Colin, Hervé Brisse, Sabine Sarnacki
BACKGROUND: The complete and safe resection of pediatric cervicothoracic tumors, mostly represented by neurogenic tumors, remains a surgical challenge because of the complex anatomy of this region. The transmanubrial osteomuscular-sparing approach (TOSA) is an alternative to isolated or combined cervical and thoracic approaches enabling the control of supra-aortic vessels and nerves through the thoracic inlet. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the tumor characteristics, completeness of resection, morbidity, and long-term outcome of patients with cervicothoracic tumors removed by TOSA between 2000 and 2012 in our institution...
April 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318056/cutaneous-and-systemic-findings-in-mosaic-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Igor Vázquez-Osorio, Anna Duat-Rodríguez, Francisco Javier García-Martínez, Antonio Torrelo, Lucero Noguera-Morel, Angela Hernández-Martín
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Mosaic neurofibromatosis type 1 (MNF1) is a variant of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in which clinical manifestations are limited to one or several body segments. The objective was to characterize the cutaneous features and associated systemic findings in a cohort of children with MNF1. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 40 children diagnosed with MNF1 at the Department of Dermatology, Hospital Infantil Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain, from January 1, 1986, to October 31, 2015...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293736/5ala-in-pediatric-brain-tumors-is-not-routinely-beneficial
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Jonathan Roth, Shlomi Constantini
PURPOSE: Over recent years, 5-aminoluvolinic acid (5ALA) has been increasingly used for resection guidance in adult high-grade gliomas. However, amongst pediatric patients, publication of intraoperative fluorescence has been limited, with inconsistent outcomes. We describe our experience and intraoperative finding amongst children with various brain tumors that were given 5ALA prior to tumor resection. METHODS: Since October 2014, data regarding intraoperative findings amongst children that received 5ALA prior to tumor resection were prospectively collected...
March 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988912/clinical-characteristics-of-adrenal-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-review-of-a-15-year-single-center-experience
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Xiaokun Lin, Dazhou Wu, Congde Chen, Na Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Adrenal tumors are rare in children. The aim of this study is to review and analyze clinical data on the diagnosis and management of adrenal tumors in children. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2015, 48 pediatric patients (<14 years old) admitted to our institute with adrenal tumors were reviewed. Clinical features, imaging studies, surgical approaches, as well as pathological diagnoses were recorded. RESULTS: The series comprised 28 males and 20 females...
December 17, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984122/diagnostic-utility-of-cyclin-d1-in-the-diagnosis-of-small-round-blue-cell-tumors-in-children-and-adolescents
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Gaetano Magro, Lucia Salvatorelli, Rita Alaggio, Velia D'Agata, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Andrea Di Cataldo, Rosalba Parenti
Small round blue cell tumors (SRBCTs) of children and adolescents are often diagnostically challenging lesions. With the increasing diagnostic approach based on small biopsies, there is the need of specific immunomarkers that can help in the differential diagnosis among the different tumor histotypes to assure the patient a correct diagnosis for proper treatment. Based on our recent studies showing cyclin D1 overexpression in both Ewing sarcoma/primitive peripheral neuroectodermal tumor (EWS/pPNET) and peripheral neuroblastic tumors (neuroblastoma and ganglioneuroblastoma), we immunohistochemically assessed cyclin D1 immunoreactivity in 128 cases of SRBCTs in children and adolescents to establish its potential utility in the differential diagnosis...
February 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707529/antineuronal-nuclear-autoantibody-type-1-anti-hu-associated-opsoclonus-myoclonus-and-epilepsia-partialis-continua-case-report-and-literature-review
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Michael Sweeney, Matthew Sweney, M Mateo Paz Soldán, Stacey L Clardy
BACKGROUND: Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome is a rare clinical condition that has been associated with neuroblastoma. There are few reported examples of ANNA-1/anti-Hu antibodies in children with neuroblastoma and opsoclonus-myoclonus, all in children aged less than three years of age. METHODS: We describe the new onset of focal seizures without alteration of consciousness and opsoclonus-myoclonus in an 11-year-old girl with ANNA-1/anti-Hu positivity and a paraspinal ganglioneuroblastoma...
December 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506465/maturation-toward-neuronal-tissue-in-a-ewing-sarcoma-of-bone-after-chemotherapy
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Maria Carolina Wilhelmina Salet, Rob Vogels, Paul Brons, Bart Schreuder, Uta Flucke
BACKGROUND: Ewing sarcoma is the second most common bone tumor, occurring mainly in children and young adults. It shows a typical primitive, small round cell morphology and a characteristic fusion oncogene involving EWSR1 and members of the ETS family in most of the cases. Neuronal maturation after chemotherapy is a rare phenomenon and we herein describe such an exceptional case. CASE PRESENTATION: An 8-year old boy was diagnosed with a Ewing sarcoma in the left femur...
August 9, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451875/the-clinical-management-and-outcomes-of-cervical-neuroblastic-tumors
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Jeremy R Jackson, Hung C Tran, James E Stein, Hiroyuki Shimada, Ankur M Patel, Araz Marachelian, Eugene S Kim
BACKGROUND: Although patients with peripheral neuroblastoma (NB; pelvic and thoracic) typically have better outcomes and less aggressive disease compared with patients with abdominal disease, little has been published with regard to the management and outcomes of patients with cervical NB. Herein, we sought to determine the characteristics of cervical neuroblastic tumors and the effect of extent of resection on survival and outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 325 children with neuroblastic tumors at Children's Hospital Los Angeles over a 15-y period (January 1990-February 2015)...
July 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418194/diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-differentiating-malignant-and-benign-neuroblastic-tumors
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Halil Ibrahim Serin, Sureyya Burcu Gorkem, Selim Doganay, Saliha Cıracı, Ekrem Unal, Mahmut Guzel, Ahmet Kucuk, Ali Kurtsoy, Abdulhakim Coskun
PURPOSE: Our aim was to assess diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) of neuroblastic tumors and whether apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value may have a role in discrimination among neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroblastoma and ganglioneuroma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The DWIs (b = 0-800 s/mm(2)) of 24 children (13 girls, 11 boys) who were diagnosed neuroblastic tumors on histopathological examination (neuroblastoma = 15, ganglioneuroblastoma = 5, ganglioneuroma = 4) were evaluated retrospectively...
September 2016: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27051319/childhood-neuroblastoma-masquerading-as-pheochromocytoma-case-report
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Suk-Bae Moon
Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor in children. Mild hypertension is a frequent symptom, presumably an effect of catecholamines that tumors release. Reported herein is the rare occurrence of severe hypertension and subsequent heart failure attributable to adrenal gland neuroblastoma. A 3-year-old boy presented with anterior chest wall protrusion. Physical examination revealed severe hypertension, and left-sided cardiac failure was evident by echocardiography. Catecholamine metabolite (norepinephrine) levels were increased in serum (>2,000 pg/mL) and in urine (1,350...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27051110/ganglioneuroblastoma-unusual-presentation-as-a-pleural-mass-mimicking-mesothelioma
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Bhawna Bhutoria Jain, Sanchita Ghosh, Murari Mohan Das, Sarbani Chattopadhyay
Ganglioneuroblastoma (GNB) is a rare peripheral neuroblastic tumor that is derived from developing neuronal cells of the sympathetic nervous system, and usually occurs in young children. We present a case of GNB occurring as pleural mass in a 2-year-old boy, which led to diagnostic confusion. On fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), it was misinterpreted as mesothelioma. He underwent thoracotomy with excision of the mass. Histopathological findings showed features of a biphasic tumor suggestive of mesothelioma...
March 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26872011/frequent-hras-mutations-in-malignant-ectomesenchymoma-overlapping-genetic-abnormalities-with-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Shih-Chiang Huang, Rita Alaggio, Yun-Shao Sung, Chun-Liang Chen, Lei Zhang, Yu-Chien Kao, Narasimhan P Agaram, Leonard H Wexler, Cristina R Antonescu
Malignant ectomesenchymoma (MEM) is an exceedingly rare pediatric sarcoma with a predilection for infants and young children and is composed of dual malignant mesenchymal and neuroectodermal components. Microscopically, MEM displays areas of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) with intermixed neuronal/neuroblastic foci. The molecular alterations associated with MEM and its relationship with embryonal RMS (ERMS) and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) have not yet been elucidated. In this study we used whole-transcriptome sequencing in 2 MEM index cases with available frozen tissue, followed by screening of the identified genetic abnormalities in 5 additional cases...
July 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26304823/incidence-trends-and-survival-of-children-with-embryonal-tumors
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M Tulla, F Berthold, N Graf, S Rutkowski, D von Schweinitz, C Spix, P Kaatsch
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) and non-CNS embryonal tumors occur principally in children and are rarely seen in adults. The incidence rates for rare entities such as atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors (AT/RT) or primitive neuroectodermal tumors in the CNS are rarely published. Incidence rates for certain subgroups, such as hepatoblastomas, have been increasing in some countries. METHODS: Data of 8337 embryonal tumors, registered in children (0-14 years) between 1991 and 2012 (for AT/RT 2000-2012) in the population-based German Childhood Cancer Registry with complete national coverage were analyzed for incidence rates, time trends, and survival...
September 2015: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26199695/different-kinds-of-paraneoplastic-syndromes-in-childhood-neuroblastoma
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Yu-Tong Zhang, Li-Hua Feng, Zhen Zhang, Xiao-Dan Zhong, Jian Chang
BACKGROUND: Clinical presentations of paraneoplastic syndromes in neuroblastoma may multiply. Review of the clinical data and the literature on this syndrome may help in the diagnosis of neuroblastoma. OBJECTIVES: In order to make more accurate diagnosis, we reviewed the clinical data and the literature on this syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2007 and April 2012, 68 children were diagnosed with neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma in our institution, 9 of which presented exclusively with paraneoplastic syndromes and were not treated with chemotherapy prior to diagnosis...
February 2015: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26167095/refractory-diarrhea-a-paraneoplastic-syndrome-of-neuroblastoma
#20
Wei Han, Huan-Min Wang
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid tumor in children. Diarrheal NB is quite rare and is not easy to diagnose in the early stage. Six cases of diarrheal NB in our hospital treated from 1996 to 2006 were retrospectively analyzed, including characteristics such as electrolyte imbalance, pathologic features, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) immunohistochemical staining results, treatment, and prognosis. All patients were boys with 3-8 loose or watery stools each day and routine fecal tests were normal...
July 7, 2015: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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