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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649475/solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-an-unusual-cause-of-abdominal-pain
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Talal El Imad, Fady G Haddad, Mayurathan Kesavan, Liliane Deeb, Sherif Andrawes
Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a rare tumor that accounts for less than one percent of pancreatic tumors. The diagnosis could be challenging as SPN tend to manifest with nonspecific abdominal symptoms, variable radiological features, and inconsistent morphology. The cellular origin of SPN is unclear and might involve ductal, acinar and endocrine stem cells.  We report a rare case of a 27-year-old female who presented with intermittent abdominal pain for two years, associated with a decrease in appetite...
May 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638563/extraskeletal-myxoid-chondrosarcoma-of-the-masticator-space-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Mário-José Romañach, Román Carlos, Michel Nuyens, Bruno-Augusto-Benevenuto de Andrade, Oslei-Paes de Almeida
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) is a malignant soft-tissue neoplasm rarely described in the head and neck region of children and adolescents. We describe a case of EMC affecting the masticator space and a literature review. A 13-year-old boy who presented a large painless, diffuse mass causing progressive midfacial asymmetry of 6 months duration. Histopathological evaluation revealed a multinodular lesion, containing scattered round vacuolated tumor cells dispersed in an abundant myxoid stroma, separated by fibrous septae...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631645/primary-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-difficult-entity-to-diagnose
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Jyothy Sehgal, Murthy Murali Krishna Jagarlapudi, Murthy V R K Tenneti, Syed Ameer Basha, Sundaram Challa
A 25-year-old male presented with difficulty in walking, loss of vision, and seizures. A clinical possibility of craniospinal meningeal pathology was considered. On computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging, there was an enhancement of leptomeninges with few ring-enhancing lesions in both frontal lobes and right frontoparietal region. He was evaluated for low backache and occipital headache 2½ years earlier and was found to have communicating hydrocephalus on CT scan. He underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt and was followed up with CT scans...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618990/biological-roles-of-the-eclectic-chromogranin-a-derived-peptide-catestatin
#4
Teresa Pasqua, Tommaso Angelone, Angela Spena, Maria Carmela Cerra
Research on Chromogranin A (CGA) and its derived fragments convincingly demonstrated the multifunctional activity of the 21 amino acid peptide named Catestatin (CST: human CGA352-372, bovine CGA344-364, rat CGA367-387). It is mainly known as an inhibitor of the nicotinic-dependent Catecholamine (CA) release, and an anti-hypertensive peptide, but its role includes a modulation of antioxidant and immune defense, epidermal function, and adipose tissue homeostasis. CST influences the cardiocirculatory system acting both indirectly, via the autonomic nervous system, and directly by influencing the basal cardiac function, and the stretch-dependent myocardial performance...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607817/a-rare-case-report-of-mixed-olfactory-neuroblastoma-carcinoma-with-review-of-literature
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Charandeep S Gandhoke, Aditi Dewan, Divya Gupta, Simran K Syal, Anita Jagetia, Ravindra K Saran, Ravi Meher, Arvind K Srivastava, Daljit Singh
BACKGROUND: Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is a rare malignant neuroectodermal tumor of the nasal cavity. Mixed olfactory neuroblastoma which contains areas of divergent differentiation is even rare. Till date, only 4 cases of mixed olfactory neuroblastomas have been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 46-year-old male who presented with the chief complaints of nasal bleeding and nasal obstruction since 4 months. Radiological imaging was suggestive of a large heterogeneous mass in the left superior nasal cavity with extensions into bilateral maxillary, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal sinuses, as well as into the anterior cranial fossa...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605448/efficacy-of-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-prrt-for-functional-metastatic-paraganglioma-and-phaeochromocytoma
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Grace Kong, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Michael S Hofman, Jason Callahan, Amichay Meirovitz, Ofra Maimon, David A Pattison, David J Gross, Rodney J Hicks
Purpose: Treatment options for unresectable Paraganglioma (PGL)/Phaeochromocytoma (PCC), especially with uncontrolled secondary hypertension (HTN) are limited. Preliminary studies with PRRT suggest efficacy but data on HTN control and survival are lacking. We assessed PRRT outcomes in such patients from 2 referral centres. Methods: 20 consecutive patients (M:F=13:7; 21-77y.o.) with high somatostatin receptor (SSTR) expression treated with 177Lu-DOTA-octreotate, 9 with radiosensitising chemotherapy, were retrospectively reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585679/diagnostic-value-of-selected-biochemical-markers-in-the-detection-of-recurrence-of-medullary-thyroid-cancer-comparison-of-calcitonin-procalcitonin-chromogranin-a-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen
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Kosma Woliński, Jarosław Kaznowski, Aleksandra Klimowicz, Adam Maciejewski, Dagny Łapińska-Cwojdzińska, Edyta Gurgul, Adrian D Car, Marta Fichna, Paweł Gut, Maria Gryczyńska, Marek Ruchała
INTRODUCTION: Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a malignancy of the thyroid gland, which derives from parafollicular C cells. Periodic measurement of biochemical markers of MTC remains a crucial part of patient follow-up and disease monitoring. The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic value of four selected markers - calcitonin (Ct), procalcitonin (PCT), chromogranin A (CgA), and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). METHODS: Patients with histopathologically confirmed MTC hospitalised in a single department between January 2015 and December 2015 were included in the study...
June 6, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582347/tissue-based-immunohistochemical-biomarker-expression-in-malignant-glandular-lesions-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-systematic-review
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Sandra Lee, Vikrant V Sahasrabuddhe, Diana Mendoza-Cervantes, Rachel Zhao, Máire A Duggan
Literature published between 1975 and 2015 was systematically reviewed to conduct a case-comparator study of tissue based, immunohistochemical biomarker expression among malignant glandular histotypes of the uterine cervix so as to identify differences that could have diagnostic utility. Of the 902 abstracts, 154 articles had a full review, and 52 were included. Biomarker positivity in cases of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) were compared with atypical lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia and invasive histotypes grouped as mucinous, endometrioid, adenosquamous, serous clear cell, minimal deviation-gastric type, and mesonephric carcinomas (7 AIS case-comparators)...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575250/characterization-of-tissue-chromogranin-a-cga-immunostaining-and-clinicohistopathological-changes-for-the-125-chinese-patients-with-primary-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus
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J W Ku, D Y Zhang, X Song, X M Li, X K Zhao, S Lv, S J Hu, R Cheng, F Y Zhou, H F Wu, L D Wang
The rarity of primary small cell carcinoma of the esophagus (PSCE) has limited the clinical feature and survival analysis with large sample size. Tissue chromogranin A (CgA) protein expression has been reported to be a useful biomarker for diagnosing PSCE. Interestingly, recent studies have indicated tissue CgA as a significant prognostic marker in multiple human cancers, but without PSCE. The present study, thus, was undertaken to characterize the clinicopathological changes and to evaluate the associations of tissue CgA expression with clinical response on Chinese PSCE patients...
August 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565859/protective-effect-of-a-novel-antifungal-peptide-derived-from-human-chromogranin-a-on-the-immunity-of-mice-infected-with-candida-krusei
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Ruifang Li, Lin Zhang, Huiru Zhang, Yanjie Yi, Le Wang, Liang Chen, Lan Zhang
Invasive fungal infections threat the life of immunocompromised patients. Chromogranin A N-46 (CGA-N46), corresponding to the 31st to 76th amino acids of the N-terminus of human chromogranin A, is an antifungal peptide. In order to elucidate the antifungal effects of CGA-N46 in vivo, we studied its effects on cell-mediated immunity in Candida krusei-infected mice. The results showed that the treatment with CGA-N46 increased the average body weight and decreased the mortality of the immunocompromised mice model infected with Candida krusei...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561881/reference-limits-for-chromogranin-a-cyfra-21-1-ca-125-ca-19-9-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Gustav Mikkelsen, Arne Åsberg, Maria E Hultström, Knut Aasarød, Gunhild G Hov
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may have increased plasma concentrations of some tumor markers even when no cancer is present. Previous studies have indicated that plasma concentrations of chromogranin A (CGA), cytokeratin 19 fragments (CYFRA 21-1), cancer antigen 125 (CA 125), cancer antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) are higher in patients with CKD but without cancer, than in healthy individuals, and this can make interpretation of results more complicated...
May 27, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560856/peripancreatic-paraganglioma-mimics-pancreatic-gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine-tumor-on-fine-needle-aspiration-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jennifer Zeng, Aylin Simsir, Thaira Oweity, Cristina Hajdu, Steven Cohen, Yan Shi
Cytologic diagnosis of extra-adrenal paraganglioma presenting as a peripancreatic mass is challenging with a high error rate due to its rarity. We report two cases of peripancreatic masses identified by radiology. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the masses showed a moderately cellular tumor composed of small to medium sized neoplastic cells with round to oval nuclei, arranged singly and in loose clusters. Focal rosette-like structures were present. The cells were positive for neuroendocrine markers (synaptophysin and chromogranin)...
May 30, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559773/neuroendocrine-testicular-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mseddi M Amine, Bouzguenda Mohamed, Hadjslimane Mourad, Hamza Majed, Charfi Slim, Bouassida Mehdi, Mnif Hela, Rebai Nouri, Kallel Rim, Boudaouara Tahya, Mhiri M Nabil
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to study the main epidemiological, clinical, para clinical, pathological, therapeutic, and evolutionary features of patients with testicular neuroendocrine tumors (TNET). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine case series and sixteen case reports were identified by searching PubMed database and qualified for inclusion in this study. We added the data of one case treated in the department of urology in Habib Bourguiba Hospital in Sfax, to the published cases...
April 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553179/peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177-lu-dotatate-for-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-occurring-in-association-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-and-cushing-s-syndrome
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Chinna Naik, Sandip Basu
Neuroendocrine tumor (NET) occurring in association with other endocrine syndromes forms a distinct entity. The aim was to assess the therapy response profile of the routine peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) in this relatively uncommon but clinically challenging subgroup of patients. A retrospective analysis was undertaken from the case records from those who were treated with (177)Lu-DOTATATE for metastatic NET. In addition to assessing the therapeutic efficacy, emphasis was also given to study lesional sites and scan pattern...
April 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548901/neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Yoldez Houcine, Ines Chelly, Alia Zehani, Linda Belhaj Kacem, Haifa Azzouz, Wafa Rekik, Hend C, Slim Haouet, Nidhameddine Kchir
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the prototypical basaloid tumor of the skin. It may show various patterns simulating other cutaneous tumors due to its pleomorphism. It may have an unusal pattern of differentiation such as squamous, sebaceous, apocrine, eccrine, pilar, and endocrine differentiation. In order to establish the relative frequency of neuroendocrine differentiation in BCC, we performed a retrospective study of 33 consecutive BCCs using conventional immunohistochemistry with two neuroendocrine antibodies: Chromogranine A and synaptophysine...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546130/a-study-of-foxa1-expression-in-thyroid-tumors
#16
Daisuke Nonaka
FoxA1 regulates a variety of tissues during embryogenesis and early life. In thyroid, FoxA1 expression has recently been shown in C cells and medullary thyroid carcinomas but not in follicular cells. FoxA1 has also been proposed as potential oncogene in anaplastic thyroid carcinomas. However, FoxA1 expression has not been extensively investigated in a spectrum of thyroid non-neoplastic lesions and tumors. A variety of thyroid tumors and lesions and their morphologic mimics were stained with monoclonal anti-FoxA1 antibody...
May 22, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540974/neuroendocrine-neoplasms-of-the-small-intestine-and-appendix-management-guidelines-recommended-by-the-polish-network-of-neuroendocrine-tumours
#17
Tomasz Bednarczuk, Marek Bolanowski, Anna Zemczak, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Jolanta Blicharz-Dorniak, Agnieszka Boratyn-Nowicka, Małgorzata Borowska, Andrzej Cichocki, Jarosław B Ćwikła, Massimo Falconi, Wanda Foltyn, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Barbara Jarząb, Roman Junik, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Grzegorz Kamiński, Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Aldona Kowalska, Robert Król, Leszek Królicki, Jolanta Kunikowska, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Dariusz Lange, Anna Lewczuk-Myślicka, Andrzej Lewiński, Michał Lipiński, Magdalena Londzin-Olesik, Bogdan Marek, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Ewa Nowakowska-Duława, Jakub Pałucki, Joanna Pilch-Kowalczyk, Violetta Rosiek, Marek Ruchała, Lucyna Siemińska, Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Teresa Starzyńska, Katarzyna Steinhof-Radwańska, Janusz Strzelczyk, Krzysztof Sworczak, Anhelli Syrenicz, Andrzej Szawłowski, Marek Szczepkowski, Ewa Wachuła, Wojciech Zajęcki, Wojciech Zgliczyński, Beata Kos-Kudła
This study presents the revised Polish guidelines regarding the management of patients suffering from neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the small intestine and appendix. The small intestine, especially the ileum, is the most common location for these neoplasms. Most are well differentiated and slow growing. Their symptoms may be atypical, which can result in delayed or accidental diagnosis. Appendicitis is usually the first manifestation of NEN in this location. Typical symptoms of carcinoid syndrome occur in approximately 20-30% of patients suffering from small intestinal NENs with distant metastases...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533939/efficacy-of-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177-lu-octreotate-in-metastatic-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-dual-centre-analysis
#18
Amir Sabet, Alexander R Haug, Collin Eiden, Christoph J Auernhammer, Birgit Simon, Peter Bartenstein, Hans J Biersack, Samer Ezziddin
There is lack of data on the specific benefit of peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) in neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of pulmonary origin. This dual- centre study aimed to assess outcome and toxicity of standardized PRRT with (177)Lu-octreotate in a patient population of advanced pulmonary NET of grade 1-2. We retrospectively assessed 22 consecutively patients treated with 4 intended cycles at 3 monthly intervals (mean activity per cycle 7.8±0.68 GBq). In a median follow-up period of 54 months, no significant nephrotoxicity (≥ grade 3) was observed...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533888/neuroprotective-effects-of-melatonin-administration-against-chronic-immobilization-stress-in-rats
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Asmaa Ms Gomaa, Heba M Galal, Amal T Abou-Elgait
Chronic stress can impair brain functions and play a well-known role in the development of stress-related disorders such as anxiety. Melatonin (Mel) is a neurohormone which regulate several physiological processes including mood and behavior. This experimental study was designed to evaluate the effect of Mel on chronic immobilization stress (CIS) for 6 weeks in rats and to elucidate its possible underlying mechanisms. Twenty-eight adult male Wistar albino rats were divided into four equal groups: the control group, the Mel-treated group which was injected daily with Mel (10 mg/kg/day; IP) for 6 weeks, the stressed group which was subjected to CIS protocol daily for 6 weeks, and the Mel-treated stressed group which was injected with Mel and concurrently exposed to CIS protocol for 6 weeks...
2017: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528398/squamous-and-neuroendocrine-specific-immunohistochemical-markers-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-tissue-microarray-study
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J S Lewis, R D Chernock, J A Bishop
The performance characteristics of neuroendocrine-specific and squamous-specific immunohistochemical markers in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), in particular in oropharyngeal tumors in this era of human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cases, are not well-established. The differential diagnosis for poorly differentiated SCCs, for nonkeratinizing oropharyngeal SCCs, and for other specific SCC variants such as basaloid SCC and undifferentiated (or lymphoepithelial-like) carcinomas includes neuroendocrine carcinomas...
May 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
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