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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323730/transesophageal-bronchoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-metastatic-vertebral-body-lesion
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Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Shu Ichihara, Suzuko Moritani
Malignant neoplasms frequently cause vertebral metastases. Traditionally, either image-guided percutaneous biopsy or open biopsy has been performed for sampling specimens for the definitive diagnosis. We herein report a case with suspected multiple metastases but unknown primary, who underwent endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal lymph nodes with negative results by rapid onsite cytologic evaluation, followed by the transesophageal approach with the ultrasound bronchoscope for the vertebral body lesion at the same setting that provided a definitive diagnosis of metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma...
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314959/cancer-of-unknown-primary-cup-of-the-head-and-neck-retrospective-analysis-of-81-patients
#2
Basel Al Kadah, Giorgos Papaspyrou, Maximilian Linxweiler, Bernhard Schick, Christian Rübe, Benjamin Simeon Büchler, Marcus Niewald
The treatment of patients with cervical lymph node metastases without detectable primary tumor remains an important challenge, until today, no standard therapy is available. The present study investigated the multimodal treatment of patients with head and neck CUP syndrome (HNCUP) and their follow-up retrospectively. 81 patients with cervical lymph node metastases without a primary tumor were treated at the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology as well as Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology at the University of Saarland in Homburg, Germany in the period between 1991 and 2013...
March 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300908/melanoma-as-a-surprising-solution-to-the-puzzle-of-intestinal-obstruction
#3
Maksymilian Gajda, Grażyna Kamińska-Winciorek, Iwona Grzesiak, Jerzy Wydmański
We present a case of a 71-year-old man with an advanced melanoma of the right colon. The final diagnosis was determined based on histopathological examination of the material collected during urgent laparotomy performed due to ileus. Although we considered the tumor to be a disseminated primary melanoma of the colon, the possibility of unknown primary origin could not be excluded. Palliative chemotherapy and radiotherapy reduced symptoms associated with the disease and prolonged patient's survival.
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289088/association-between-neuroendocrine-tumors-biomarkers-and-primary-tumor-site-and-disease-type-based-on-total-68-ga-dotatate-avid-tumor-volume-measurements
#4
Amit Tirosh, Georgios Z Papadakis, Corina Millo, Samira M Sadowski, Peter Herscovitch, Karel Pacak, Stephen J Marx, Lily Yang, Pavel Nockel, Jasmine Shell, Patience Green, Xavier M Keutgen, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Electron Kebebew
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between neuroendocrine tumor (NET) biomarker levels and the extent of disease as assessed by (68)Ga DOTATATE PET/CT imaging. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of a prospective database of patients with NETs. METHODS: Fasting plasma chromogranin A (CgA), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), gastrin, glucagon, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and pancreatic polypeptide (PP), and 24-h urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) levels were measured...
May 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287817/liver-metastasis-from-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-after-the-use-of-the-new-direct-action-antivirals-against-hepatitis-c-virus-in-a-patient-with-past-history-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
María Caldas Álvarez, Lourdes Del Campo, Alwalid Freih-Fraih, Luisa García-Buey
The use of the new direct-action antivirals against hepatitis C virus provides very high viral eradication rates. However, various recently published articles recommend caution with their use after the appearance of some cases of de novo tumors (originated in hepatic and extra-hepatic locations) and a possible shorter time period of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinomas previously treated with surgery or loco-regional therapies. The sudden drop of the number of natural killer cells secondary to the use of these new medicines has been suggested as one of the possible mechanisms responsible for this process...
March 13, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283469/timely-reperfusion-in-stroke-and-myocardial-infarction-is-not-correlated-an-opportunity-for-better-coordination-of-acute-care
#6
Kori Sauser Zachrison, Deborah A Levine, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Margueritte Cox, Phillip Schulte, Eric E Smith, Robert E Suter, Ying Xian, Lee H Schwamm
BACKGROUND: Timely reperfusion is critical in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The degree to which hospital performance is correlated on emergent STEMI and AIS care is unknown. Primary objective of this study was to determine whether there was a positive correlation between hospital performance on door-to-balloon (D2B) time for STEMI and door-to-needle (DTN) time for AIS, with and without controlling for patient and hospital differences...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270879/anal-neuroendocrine-tumor-masquerading-as-external-hemorrhoids-a-case-report
#7
Muhammad Khan, Ahmed Dirweesh, Chikezie Alvarez, Herbert Conaway, Robert Moser
Neuroendocrine tumors in gastrointestinal (GI) tract are a rare source of GI malignancy with an estimated incidence of 2.5 - 5 per 100,000 people per year and the prevalence of 35 per 100,000. In the GI tract, they are located in decreasing order of frequency in appendix, ileum, rectum, stomach, and colon. Those found in the anal region represent just 1% of all malignancies of the anal canal. Their clinical presentation can be widely varying, sometimes being found incidentally with metastatic disease and an unknown primary source...
February 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260482/late-diagnosis-of-e148q-mutation-positive-familial-mediterranean-fever-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-a-case-report
#8
Erhan Tatar, Adam Uslu, Cenk Simsek, Ahmet Aykas, Giray Bozkaya, Cetin Imamoglu
Fever of unknown origin is a rare condition after solid organ transplant and is generally associated with atypical infections (eg, tuberculosis, fungal infections) and/or lymphoproliferative disorders. Here, we present a kidney transplant patient with a late diagnosis of E148Q mutation-positive familial Mediterranean fever as the cause of fever of unknown origin. A 22-year-old female patient with a previous history of 4 years of hemodialysis and unknown primary renal disease received a deceased-donor kidney transplant at our center 5 years previously...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258624/trans-oral-robotic-assisted-tongue-base-mucosectomy-for-investigation-of-cancer-of-unknown-primary-in-the-head-and-neck-region-the-uk-experience
#9
Stuart C Winter, Enyi Ofo, Dae Kim, P Silva, Lisa Fraser, James O'Hara, David Meikle, Max Robinson, Vinidh Paleri
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of cancer of unknown primary (CUP) in head and neck occurs when the treating clinicians have utilised all available diagnostic tests and failed to identify the origin of the disease. There is no agreed consensus on which diagnostic investigations to use, or the order in which to use them in, although broad recommendations exist. Small tumours arising in the tongue base can be below the limits of resolution of conventional diagnostic techniques. Given the difficulty in targeting the tongue base, current practice involves blind random biopsies, which leads to a variable detection rate...
March 4, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252460/the-role-of-transoral-robotic-surgery-in-the-management-of-oropharyngeal-cancer
#10
Fernando L Dias, Fernando Walder, Fernando Danelon Leonhardt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The rising incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), in large part as a result of the human papillomavirus (HPV), has driven a movement for the change in the management strategies. Renewed interest in minimally invasive approaches of endoscopic head and neck surgery led to introduction of transoral surgery, including transoral robotic surgery (TORS). RECENT FINDINGS: Several recent studies, based on large multi-institutional studies and systematic reviews of the literature, have shown excellent oncologic and functional outcomes with TORS for OPSCC...
March 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249654/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-management-of-cervical-unknown-primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-updates-on-efficacy-surgical-technique-and-margin-status
#11
Mathew Geltzeiler, Sean Doerfler, Meghan Turner, William Greer Albergotti, Mark Kubik, Seungwon Kim, Robert Ferris, Umamaheswar Duvvuri
IMPORTANCE: Management of cervical unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma (CUP) has evolved with the introduction of transoral robotic surgery (TORS). OBJECTIVES: 1. To describe the efficacy of TORS lingual and palatine tonsillectomy in identifying the primary site of malignancy. 2. To explore how the extent of surgery affects diagnostic yield. 3. To report margin status of TORS resections. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective, single-center cohort study utilizing a prospectively collected database of CUP patients in a high-volume tertiary referral center...
March 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248731/aberrant-cytokeratin-20-reactivity-in-epithelioid-malignant-mesothelioma-a-case-report
#12
Rashmi Manur, Ihab Lamzabi
Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon neoplasm that should be distinguished from the more common pulmonary adenocarcinomas and other metastatic lesions. Although diagnosis is based on morphologic features, immunohistochemical stains such as Calretinin, WT-1, CK-5/6, D2-40, Ber-Ep4, and MOC-31 are routinely used. Other organ-specific immunohistochemical markers are used when metastases from unknown primary lesion is suspected clinically. Here, we report a case of pleural epithelioid malignant mesothelioma expressing CK20...
February 28, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247228/update-from-the-4th-edition-of-the-world-health-organization-classification-of-head-and-neck-tumours-what-is-new-in-the-2017-who-blue-book-for-tumors-and-tumor-like-lesions-of-the-neck-and-lymph-nodes
#13
Nora Katabi, James S Lewis
The World Health Organization (WHO) 2017 Classification of Head and Neck Tumors ("Blue Book") will now include a new chapter on tumors and tumor-like lesions of the neck and lymph nodes, which was not included in the previous edition. Tumors and tumor-like lesions, including a variety of cysts and metastases, can arise in any component in the neck, including soft tissue, lymph nodes, and developmental remnants. The pathology and clinical features of metastatic carcinoma of unknown primary in the head and neck has changed dramatically in the last several years...
March 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239587/manoeuvres-to-improve-endoscopic-visualization-of-hypopharynx
#14
Pooja Thakur, V K Poorey
The more progress achieved in endoscopy, the more superficial cancers in head and neck region have been diagnosed. There are, however, some areas difficult to observe, particularly the hypopharynx, due to closure of this space. Examination of hypopharynx form an essential part of head and neck examination especially in the suspected malignancies as well as in the cases with unknown primary. As the flexible fiber-optic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy forms an essential part of examination of hypopharynx, the present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of various manoeuvres devised to aid in better visualization of the hypopharynx...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208863/fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-of-papulonodular-lesions-of-skin-a-study-of-50-cases
#15
Sapna Patel, Asha Mahadevappa, Gubbanna Vimalambike Manjunath
INTRODUCTION: Skin is one of the frequent site of disease in human body. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a safe diagnostic method in these cases. FNAC has some limitation, particularly related to representativity of samples, exact typing of skin adnexal tumours and classifying the nature of metastatic cutaneous nodules. Thus, FNAC alone may not give a confirmative diagnosis regarding few skin lesions. Hence, histopathological study has been the standard technique for the diagnosis of skin lesions...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206871/swallowing-therapy-and-progressive-resistance-training-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy-treatment-randomized-control-trial-protocol-and-preliminary-data
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sara F Hajdú, Irene Wessel, Christoffer Johansen, Claus A Kristensen, Zahra T Kadkhoda, Christina C Plaschke, Susanne O Dalton
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) patients are often challenged by treatment induced dysphagia and trismus. Traditionally, rehabilitation is initiated when loss of function has already occurred. There is increasing evidence that it is of benefit to patients to initiate an early rehabilitation process before and during treatment. HNC patients have a unique set of functional challenges such as pre- and post-treatment dysphagia, pain and weight loss. The aim of the trial is to investigate the effects of swallowing and mouth-opening exercises combined with progressive resistance training (PRT) during radiotherapy...
February 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198461/risk-of-other-cancers-in-families-with-melanoma-novel-familial-links
#17
Christoph Frank, Jan Sundquist, Akseli Hemminki, Kari Hemminki
A family history of cutaneous melanoma ('melanoma') is a well-established risk factor for melanoma. However, less is known about the possible familial associations of melanoma with other discordant cancers. A risk for discordant cancer may provide useful information about shared genetic and environmental risk factors and it may be relevant background data in clinical genetic counseling. Using the Swedish Family-Cancer Database, we assessed the relative risk (RR) for any cancer in families with increasing numbers of first-degree relatives diagnosed with melanoma, including multiple melanoma, and in reverse order RR for melanoma in families of multiple discordant cancers...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196200/assessment-of-surgical-learning-curves-in-transoral-robotic-surgery-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx
#18
William G Albergotti, William E Gooding, Mark W Kubik, Mathew Geltzeiler, Seungwon Kim, Umamaheswar Duvvuri, Robert L Ferris
Importance: Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is increasingly employed as a treatment option for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (OPSCC). Measures of surgical learning curves are needed particularly as clinical trials using this technology continue to evolve. Objective: To assess learning curves for the oncologic TORS surgeon and to identify the number of cases needed to identify the learning phase. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent TORS for OPSCC at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center between March 2010 and March 2016...
February 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193254/developing-a-new-diagnostic-algorithm-for-human-papilloma-virus-associated-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-an-investigation-of-hpv-dna-assays
#19
Natasha Cohen, Michael Gupta, Lilian Doerwald-Munoz, Dan Jang, James Edward Massey Young, Stuart Archibald, Bernard Jackson, Jenny Lee, Max Chernesky
BACKGROUND: Human papilloma virus (HPV) has been implicated in the development of a large proportion of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Current techniques used to diagnose HPV etiology require histopathologic analysis. We aim to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of a new application non-histopathologic diagnostic tests to help assist diagnosis of HPV-related oropharyngeal tumors. METHODS: Patients with OPSCC with nodal metastasis were consecutively recruited from a multidisciplinary cancer clinic...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180954/magnetic-resonance-imaging-appearance-of-soft-tissue-metastases-our-experience-at-an-orthopedic-oncology-center
#20
Jennifer Sammon, Abhishek Jain, Robert Bleakney, Rakesh Mohankumar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and magnetic resonance imaging appearance of metastasis presenting as a soft-tissue mass. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 51 patients who presented to an orthopedic oncology center with soft-tissue masses, with a histology-proven diagnosis of soft-tissue metastasis, over a 14-year period. Their magnetic resonance imaging, primary origin, and follow-up have been assessed. RESULTS: Soft-tissue metastasis was identified in patients ranging from 18 to 85 years old...
February 8, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
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