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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074714/oncocytic-carcinoma-of-the-salivary-gland-in-a-dog
#1
Rei Nakahira, Masaki Michishita, Misaki Kato, Yuki Okuno, Hitoshi Hatakeyama, Hisashi Yoshimura, Daigo Azakami, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Makoto Bonkobara, Kimimasa Takahashi
A 3-y-old male miniature Dachshund was presented with an ~0.8 cm diameter mass in the right mandibular region. Fourteen months later, the mass was 5 × 4 × 3 cm. Grossly, the mass was encapsulated and was homogeneously gray-white on cut surface. Microscopically, the mass was composed of large, round to polygonal tumor cells that were arranged in solid nests and cords separated by a fibrovascular stroma. Tumor cells had large, round, hypochromatic nuclei containing large prominent nucleoli and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm containing dark blue granules visible with phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin stain...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074442/undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-the-liver-a-case-report-with-immunohistochemical-analysis
#2
Takashi Maeda, Hiroto Kayashima, Daisuke Imai, Kazuki Takeishi, Noboru Harada, Eiji Tsujita, Ayumi Matsuyama, Shinichi Tsutsui, Hiroyuki Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated carcinoma (UC) of the liver is extremely rare, and its clinicopathological characteristics have not been fully elucidated. CASE PRESENTATION: The present study reports the case of a 56-year-old male with UC of the liver. At 16 days post-admission, the patient suddenly succumbed due to intra-abdominal bleeding resulting from a ruptured liver. Macroscopic examination revealed that the hepatic parenchyma was almost completely replaced by innumerable minute nodules...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063144/undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-the-ampulla-of-vater
#3
Misuzu Yamada, Daisuke Furukawa, Naoki Yazawa, Hideki Izumi, Yoshihito Masuoka, Taro Mashiko, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Masami Ogawa, Yohei Kawashima, Tetsuya Mine, Kenichi Hirabayashi, Toshio Nakagohri
Undifferentiated carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is a rare disease with unclear and clinical characteristics and prognosis. Here, we report the case of a 61-year-old man with undifferentiated carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater. He presented to our hospital with an increase in hepatobiliary system enzymes that was detected during a health check-up. Imaging and endoscopy demonstrated a tumor with ulcer in the ampulla of Vater, which was diagnosed as a carcinoma by biopsy. No distant metastasis was observed. Subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059098/somatostatin-receptor-expression-related-to-tp53-and-rb1-alterations-in-pancreatic-and-extrapancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-with-a-ki67-index-above-20
#4
Björn Konukiewitz, Anna Melissa Schlitter, Moritz Jesinghaus, Dominik Pfister, Katja Steiger, Angela Segler, Abbas Agaimy, Bence Sipos, Giuseppe Zamboni, Wilko Weichert, Irene Esposito, Nicole Pfarr, Günter Klöppel
Somatostatin receptor 2A expression is a feature of well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms and is important for their diagnosis and therapy. Little is known about somatostatin receptor 2A expression in poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms in relation to TP53 and RB1 status and how these features may contribute to the separation of well from poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms with a proliferation index above 20%. This study investigates the expression of somatostatin receptors, p53 and Rb1, and TP53 alterations in pancreatic and extrapancreatic well and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (Ki67-index >20%)...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057354/neuroendrocrine-tumors-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-therapeutic-challenge-for-gynecologic-oncologists
#5
REVIEW
Gadducci Angiolo, Carinelli Silvestro, Aletti Giovanni
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are aggressive diseases developing from neuroendocrine cells that most frequently involve the gastro-entero-pancreatic tract and the lung, but more rarely are found in almost all body tissues. Limited biological and clinical data are currently available for NETs in uncommon sites, such as female genital tract. NETs represent 0.9% to 1.5% of the tumors of the uterine cervix. They are more likely to have lymph-vascular space invasion and lymph node involvement, and to develop local and distant relapses when compared with the mostly common cervical squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas...
January 2, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054256/salivary-alpha-amylase-not-chromogranin-a-reflects-sympathetic-activity-exercise-responses-in-elite-male-wheelchair-athletes-with-or-without-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#6
Christof A Leicht, Thomas A W Paulson, Victoria L Goosey-Tolfrey, Nicolette C Bishop
BACKGROUND: Salivary alpha amylase (sAA) and chromogranin A (sCgA) have both been suggested as non-invasive markers for sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity. A complete cervical spinal cord injury leading to tetraplegia is accompanied with sympathetic dysfunction; the aim of this study was to establish the exercise response of these markers in this in vivo model. METHODS: Twenty-six elite male wheelchair athletes (C6-C7 tetraplegia: N = 8, T6-L1 paraplegia: N = 10 and non-spinal cord injured controls: N = 8) performed treadmill exercise to exhaustion...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053814/a-concurrence-of-adenocarcinoma-with-micropapillary-features-and-composite-glandular-endocrine-cell-carcinoma-in-the-stomach
#7
Ji-Hoon Kim, Dae-Woon Eom, Cheon-Soo Park, Jae-Young Kwak, Eun-Hwa Park, Jin-Ho Kwak, Hyuk-Jae Jang, Kun-Moo Choi, Myung-Sik Han
We report a unique case of synchronous double primary gastric cancer consisting of adenocarcinoma components with micropapillary features and composite glandular-endocrine cell carcinoma components. The patient was a 53-year-old man presenting with a 6-month history of epigastric pain and diarrhea. A subtotal gastrectomy was performed. Histologically, one tumor was composed of micropapillary carcinoma components (50%) with tight clusters of micropapillary aggregates lying in the empty spaces, admixed with moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma components...
December 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050378/large-cell-calcifying-sertoli-cell-tumour-of-testis-a-rare-case-report
#8
Harresh Kumar, Nadeem Tanveer, Natasha Gupta, Kiran Mishra
Sertoli cell tumours of testes are classified into sertoli cell tumour NOS (not otherwise specified), sclerosing variant and large cell calcifying variant. So far, 90 cases of the large cell calcifying variant have been reported in literature. We describe a rare case of inhibin negative locally invasive large cell calcifying sertoli cell tumour of testis. A 62-year-old man presented with complaints of pain and swelling in right scrotum for 8 months. Ultrasound revealed a right testicular mass with internal vascularity and calcification...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049540/catestatin-and-vasostatin-concentrations-in-healthy-dogs
#9
Thanikul Srithunyarat, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd V Höglund, Ulf Olsson, Mats Stridsberg, Supranee Jitpean, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt, Ann Pettersson
BACKGROUND: The neuroendocrine glycoprotein chromogranin A is a useful biomarker in humans for neuroendocrine tumors and stress. Chromogranin A can be measured in both blood and saliva. The objective of this study was to investigate concentrations of and correlation between the chromogranin A epitopes catestatin and vasostatin in healthy dogs accustomed to the sample collection procedures. Blood and saliva samples were collected from 10 research Beagle dogs twice daily for 5 consecutive days, and from 33 privately-owned blood donor dogs in association with 50 different blood donation occasions...
January 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049142/danger-associated-molecular-patterns-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
REVIEW
Carmen Venegas, Michael T Heneka
Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and endogenous "danger" signals, known as danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), released from cells alert the innate immune system and activate several signal transduction pathways through interactions with the highly conserved pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Both PAMPs and DAMPs directly induce proinflammatory cascades and trigger the formation of the inflammasome, mediating the release of cytokines. Here, we highlight the role of DAMPs, including amyloid β (Aβ), high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), the S100 family proteins, chromogranin A, and nucleic acids, in the innate-immune activation during the course of Alzheimer disease (AD), the most frequent neurodegenerative disorder...
January 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043759/baseline-plasma-chromogranin-a-levels-in-patients-with-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-pancreas-a-potential-predictor-of-postoperative-recurrence
#11
Yoshihide Nanno, Hirochika Toyama, Ippei Matsumoto, Kyoko Otani, Sadaki Asari, Tadahiro Goto, Tetsuo Ajiki, Yoh Zen, Takumi Fukumoto, Yonson Ku
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to elucidate prognostic values of baseline plasma chromogranin A (CgA) concentrations in patients with resectable, well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). METHODS: Preoperative CgA levels in 21 patients with PNET were correlated with clinicopathological factors and patients' survival. RESULTS: Plasma CgA levels ranged 2.9-30.8 pmol/mL (median 6.0), and were significantly elevated in patients with post-operative recurrence (P = 0...
December 29, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034291/radiopharmaceuticals-for-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-neuroendocrine-differentiated-prostate-cancer
#12
Giampiero Giovacchini, Elisabetta Giovannini, Mattia Riondato, Andrea Ciarmiello
Neuroendocrine differentiation of prostate cancer (PCa) is a relatively frequent event, generally understudied, that carries important prognostic information. It is most frequently observed during the advanced stages of disease, when PCa has lost its sensitivity to androgen deprivation therapy or to chemotherapy, moderate to diffuse bone metastatic spread dominates the imaging scenario and it is responsible for painful clinical symptomatology. However, evidences indicate that neuroendocrine differentiation is a progressive phenomenon that starts at the very early part of the pathogenesis of cancer transformation contributing to it...
December 29, 2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032206/ovarian-adrenal-rest-tumors-undetected-by-imaging-studies-and-identified-at-surgery-in-three-females-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-unresponsive-to-increased-hormone-therapy-dosage
#13
Hua-Dong Chen, Li-E Huang, Zhi-Hai Zhong, Zhe Su, Hong Jiang, Jing Zeng, Jun-Cheng Liu
Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have a predisposition for developing adrenal rest tumors. In contrast to testicular adrenal rest tumors, ovarian adrenal rest tumors are less common, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. This report presents three Chinese female congenital adrenal hyperplasia patients (9 to 15 years of age) with small ectopic adrenal cortical nodules that were not detected by imaging but were diagnosed at surgery. All three patients developed virilization with elevation of 17- hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, and androgen levels despite receiving maximum adrenal hormone replacement therapy...
December 28, 2016: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026127/well-differentiated-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumours-clinical-management-and-outcomes-in-105-patients
#14
Marinos Pericleous, Anna Karpathakis, Christos Toumpanakis, Heather Lumgair, Jonathan Reiner, Laura Marelli, Christina Thirlwell, Martyn E Caplin
INTRODUCTION: Bronchial neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are rare tumours representing approximately 20-30% of all neuroendocrine tumours and 2-3% of all adult lung cancers. Here, we present a large case series of well-differentiated bronchial NETs with the aim of investigating the behaviour of these tumours and long-term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 105 patients with bronchial NETs managed in a tertiary referral centre in the period between January 1998-January 2012...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012334/infarcted-mesothelial-cyst-a-case-report
#15
Fernando Navarro, Eric Schmieler, Walter Beversdorf
INTRODUCTION: Mesenteric and omental mesothelial cysts are rare, accounting for only 1 in 100,000 hospital admissions for abdominal pain (Tan Jane et al., 2009) [1]. They are often discovered only on CT imaging, which is frequently non-definitive in identifying an exact tissue source owing to overlapping radiographic features with other masses (Stoupis et al., 1994) [2]. The symptoms manifested by such masses are also nonspecific, favoring consideration of more frequently encountered problems in the scope of general surgery over cystic masses in the differential diagnosis...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012116/serum-chromogranin-a-as-a-complementary-marker-for-the-prediction-of-prostate-cancer-specific-survival
#16
Christian Niedworok, Stephan Tschirdewahn, Henning Reis, Nils Lehmann, Miklós Szücs, Péter Nyirády, Imre Romics, Herbert Rübben, Tibor Szarvas
Better prognostication of clinically localized prostate cancer (PCA) is urgently needed. Former studies using different study end-points provided controversial results regarding the prognostic value of serum chromogranin A (CGA) in clinically localized PCA. However, serum CGA was not tested for correlation with the most significant study end-point of long-term disease-specific survival (DSS). CGA and matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP7) levels were measured by the BRAHMS KRYPTOR in two independent patient groups with 127 serum and 110 plasma samples...
December 23, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011710/identification-of-novel-loci-affecting-circulating-chromogranins-and-related-peptides
#17
Beben Benyamin, Adam X Maihofer, Andrew J Schork, Bruce A Hamilton, Fangwen Rao, Geert W Schmid-SchÖnbein, Kuixing Zhang, Manjula Mahata, Mats Stridsberg, Nicholas J Schork, Nilima Biswas, Vivian Y Hook, Zhiyun Wei, Grant W Montgomery, Nicholas G Martin, Caroline M Nievergelt, John B Whitfield, Daniel T O'Connor
Chromogranins are pro-hormone secretory proteins released from neuroendocrine cells, with effects on control of blood pressure. We conducted a genome-wide association study for plasma catestatin, the catecholamine release inhibitory peptide derived from chromogranin A (CHGA), and other CHGA- or chromogranin B (CHGB)-related peptides, in 545 US and 1252 Australian subjects. This identified loci on chromosomes 4q35 and 5q34 affecting catestatin concentration (p=3.40 x 10(-30) for rs4253311 and 1.85 x 10(-19) for rs2731672, respectively)...
December 22, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003924/intrathyroidal-clear-cell-tumor-of-parathyroid-origin-with-review-of-literature
#18
Daniela Pirela, Daniela Treitl, Siba El Hussein, Robert Poppiti, Thomas Mesko, Alex Manzano
Water-clear cell adenoma (WCCA) of the parathyroid gland is an exceedingly rare neoplasm. To date, 17 cases have been reported in the literature, with only one of them being intrathyroidal. Here we report a case of a 34-year-old woman who presented for evaluation of a goiter and was found to have a thyroid nodule and abnormal thyroid function tests (TFT). Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the nodule revealed thyroid follicular cells without atypia and subsequent Afirma® Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) testing results were suspicious for malignancy...
2016: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999620/effects-of-escherichia-coli-nissle-1917-and-ciprofloxacin-on-small-intestinal-epithelial-cell-mrna-expression-in-the-neonatal-piglet-model-of-human-rotavirus-infection
#19
Francine C Paim, Stephanie N Langel, David D Fischer, Sukumar Kandasamy, Lulu Shao, Moyasar A Alhamo, Huang-Chi Huang, Anand Kumar, Gireesh Rajashekara, Linda J Saif, Anastasia N Vlasova
We evaluated the effects of the probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN) and the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) on mRNA expression of intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) in gnotobiotic (Gn) piglets colonized with a defined commensal microflora (DMF) and inoculated with human rotavirus (HRV) that infects IECs. We analyzed mRNA levels of IEC genes for enteroendocrine cells [chromogranin A (CgA)], goblet cells [mucin 2 (MUC2)], transient amplifying progenitor cell [proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)], intestinal epithelial stem cell (SOX9) and enterocytes (villin)...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998313/embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-perineum-in-an-adult-a-case-report
#20
Sidy Ka, Freddy Gnangnon, Mamadou Moustapha Dieng, Doudou Diouf, Jaafar Thiam, Pape Macoumba Gaye, Ahmadou Dem
BACKGROUND: We report the case of an adult patient with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the perineum admitted to our practice at Joliot Curie Institute in Dakar. It is a rare tumor at this age and has a bad prognosis at this localization. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 22-year-old African man admitted for a perineal mass that had evolved over 6 months. He complained of tenesmus, obstinate constipation, and dysuria. A clinical examination revealed perineal swelling spread over his anus, scrotum, penis, testicles, and inguinal lymph nodes...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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