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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644257/holmes-tremor-secondary-to-cerebellopontine-angle-epidermoid-cyst
#1
Sanjay Pandey
Holmes' tremor is characterized by a combination of rest, postural, and intention tremor. Tremor is predominantly proximal and more severe during posture; however, the tremor frequency is usually <4 Hz on surface electromyography. We report Holmes' tremor in a patient secondary to cerebellopontine angle epidermoid cyst.
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640349/use-of-gc-ms-to-identify-chemical-constituents-and-cytotoxic-activity-of-the-leaves-of-phoradendron-mucronatum-and-phoradendron-microphyllum-viscaceae
#2
Isla V G A Bastos, Tatiane B DE Oliveira, Maria D Rodrigues, Gardênia C G Militão, Teresinha G DA Silva, Izabel C C Turatti, Norberto P Lopes, Sebastião J DE Melo
Phoradendron mucronatum and P. microphyllum are plants that found in tropical and subtropical areas, used in traditional medicine and popularly known as mistle-thrush. The aim of this study was to identify the chemical constituents of different leaf extracts from P. mucronatum and P. microphyllum and assess cytotoxic activity against strains from a human tumour cells. Extracts obtained with hexane, dichloromethane, chloroform and ethyl acetate from the leaves were analysed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and the cytotoxicity was assessed by the MTT method (bromide (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide))...
April 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619570/removal-of-large-epidermoid-cysts-by-use-of-a-minimal-incision-technique
#3
Sean Chen, Divya Srivastava, Rajiv I Nijhawan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619489/predictors-of-outcomes-in-fourth-ventricular-epidermoid-cysts-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-literature
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Lawrance K Chung, Joel S Beckett, Vera Ong, Carlito Lagman, Daniel T Nagasawa, Isaac Yang, Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: To present an illustrative case of fourth ventricular epidermoid cyst and review the literature to identify predictors of surgical outcomes. METHODS: A case of fourth ventricular epidermoid cyst is presented and a systematic review of five popular databases was performed by independent authors. Stepwise logistic regression was performed to identify clinical predictors of outcomes. RESULTS: A 21-year-old female presented with 3 months of headaches and visual obscurations and was diagnosed with a multi-lobulated mass in the fourth ventricle...
June 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606578/a-case-of-ecchordosis-physaliphora-in-the-prepontine-cistern-a-rare-entity-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-an-epidermoid-cyst
#5
Kenji Miki, Koji Yoshimoto, Ataru Nishimura, Satoshi O Suzuki, Akio Hiwatashi, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: Ecchordosis physaliphora (EP) is a benign notochordal remnant, which is usually asymptomatic. Herein, we report a case of symptomatic large EP mimicking an epidermoid cyst. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old female presented with right facial dysesthesia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a mass with a diameter of 3.2 cm that was hypointense on T1-weighted images (T1WI), hyperintense on T2-weighted images (T2WI), iso-to-hyperintense on diffusion-weighted (DW) images, and hyperintense on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map (1...
June 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600709/cysteinyl-leukotriene-receptor-antagonists-inhibit-migration-invasion-and-expression-of-mmp-2-9-in-human-glioblastoma
#6
Pannaree Piromkraipak, Kant Sangpairoj, Wuttipong Tirakotai, Kulathida Chaithirayanon, Supeenun Unchern, Porntip Supavilai, Christopher Power, Pornpun Vivithanaporn
Glioblastoma is one of the most malignant and aggressive types of brain tumors. 5-lipoxygenase and cysteinyl leukotriene receptor 1 (CysLT1) play a role in human carcinogenesis. Leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs), anti-asthmatic drugs with mild side effects, have anti-metastatic activity in epidermoid carcinoma, lung carcinoma, and colon cancers as well as neuroprotective effects. Herein, anti-migratory effects of two LTRAs, montelukast and zafirlukast, were investigated in glioblastoma cells. The level of CysLT1 in A172 cells was increased by 3...
June 9, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595986/oral-foregut-duplication-cysts-a-rare-and-fascinating-congenital-lesion-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Kurt J Knowles, Juraj Berkovic, Anil Gungor, Majd Al Shaarani, Valerie Lockhart, Firas Al-Delphi, Elba A Turbat-Herrera
Oral foregut duplication cysts are extremely rare lesions with approximately 57 cases reported. They are congenital cysts, located in the anterior or ventral tongue, and occur predominantly in males. They are lined by one or more types of epithelia which is limited to gastric, intestinal or respiratory epithelium. The differential diagnosis includes lymphangioma, hemangioma, ranula, epidermoid cyst, teratoma and less likely a malignant process.
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593109/extent-of-endoscopic-resection-for-anterior-skull-base-tumors-an-mri-based-volumetric-analysis
#8
Ian J Koszewski, Gregory Avey, Azam Ahmed, Lucas Leonhard, Matthew R Hoffman, Timothy M McCulloch
Objective  To determine the volume of ventral skull base tumor removed following endoscopic endonasal (EEA) resection using MRI-based volumetric analysis and to evaluate the inter-rater reliability of such analysis. Design  Retrospective case series. Setting  Academic tertiary care hospital. Participants  EEA patients November 2012 to August 2015. Main Outcome Measures  Volumetric analysis of pre- and immediately postoperative MR imaging was performed independently by two investigators. The percentage of total tumor resected was evaluated according to resection goal and tumor type...
June 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588668/fluid-fluid-level-on-magnetic-resonance-images-may-predict-the-occurrence-of-pituitary-adenomas-in-cystic-sellar-suprasellar-masses
#9
Deyong Xiao, Shousen Wang, Lin Zhao, Qun Zhong, Yinxing Huang, Chenyu Ding
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the value of identifying fluid-fluid level via preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) images in differentiating pituitary adenomas from craniopharyngioma, Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC), and other cystic sellar-suprasellar lesions. The data of 293 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for sellar-suprasellar lesions between July 2010 and December 2012 was retrospectively reviewed, and a total of 133 cystic cases were included in the present study. MR images and pathological features of all subjects were examined...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587317/designed-synthesis-of-nanostructured-magnetic-hydroxyapatite-based-drug-nanocarrier-for-anti-cancer-drug-delivery-toward-the-treatment-of-human-epidermoid-carcinoma
#10
Bharath Govindan, Beeseti Swarna Latha, Ponpandian Nagamony, Faheem Ahmed, Muheet Alam Saifi, Abdel Halim Harrath, Saleh Alwasel, Lamjed Mansour, Edreese H Alsharaeh
Superparamagnetic Fe₃O₄ nanoparticles on hydroxyapatite nanorod based nanostructures (Fe₃O₄/HAp) were synthesized using hydrothermal techniques at 180 °C for 12 h and were used as drug delivery nanocarriers for cancer cell therapeutic applications. The synthesized Fe₃O₄/HAp nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET)-analysis, and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM)...
June 6, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578653/chemotherapy-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Matteo Coen, Fabio Rigamonti, Arnaud Roth, Thibaud Koessler
BACKGROUND: Several chemotherapy molecules, monoclonal antibodies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors, have been linked to Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC). CASE PRESENTATION: In this article, we describe the case of a 45-year-old woman who developed TC after receiving an intra-arterial and intra-venous polychemotherapy for locally advanced epidermoid carcinoma of the anal canal. This is the first described case of TC associated with intra-arterial chemotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: A review of the literature points to 5-fluorouracil as the most common molecule associated with TC and highlights the potential risk associated with rechallenging patient with the same drug...
June 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575795/-11-c-erlotinib-pet-cannot-detect-acquired-erlotinib-resistance-in-nsclc-tumor-xenografts-in-mice
#12
Alexander Traxl, Taraneh Beikbaghban, Thomas Wanek, Kushtrim Kryeziu, Christine Pirker, Severin Mairinger, Johann Stanek, Thomas Filip, Michael Sauberer, Claudia Kuntner, Walter Berger, Oliver Langer
INTRODUCTION: [(11)C]Erlotinib PET has shown promise to distinguish non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumors harboring the activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation delE746-A750 from tumors with wild-type EGFR. To assess the suitability of [(11)C]erlotinib PET to detect the emergence of acquired erlotinib resistance in initially erlotinib-responsive tumors, we performed in vitro binding and PET experiments in mice bearing tumor xenografts using a range of different cancer cells, which were erlotinib-sensitive or exhibited clinically relevant resistance mechanisms to erlotinib...
May 25, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574809/testicular-seminoma-and-its-mimics
#13
Jamie Marko, Darcy J Wolfman, Alex L Aubin, Isabell A Sesterhenn
Testicular seminoma is the most common malignant tumor of the testis. It classically manifests as a painless mass. Radiologic evaluation with high-frequency ultrasonography (US) is critical for diagnosis. Seminomas are usually homogeneously hypoechoic masses at US. In challenging cases, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging may help confirm that a mass is intratesticular and provide data for local staging. Computed tomography (CT) provides valuable information for staging, including the presence and size of retroperitoneal lymph nodes...
June 2, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570880/giant-epidermoid-cyst-in-the-breast-a-common-benign-lesion-at-a-rare-site-a-case-report
#14
Mayin Uddin Mahmud, Sayera Banu Sheuly, Nur Hossain Bhuiyan, Rana Chowdhury, Ramjan Ali
INTRODUCTION: Epidermoid cyst is a common clinical entity and it can occur anywhere in the body. But its occurrence and huge size in the breast is very rare and more liable to develop complications, including malignant transformation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present here an unusual case of a giant epidermoid cyst in the breast, which is about 7cm in greatest dimension. After proper preoperative diagnosis by clinical, imaging and histopathological findings, it was managed by total excision...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560460/synthetic-lethal-interaction-of-cdk-inhibition-and-autophagy-inhibition-in-human-solid-cancer-cell-lines
#15
Yoshinari Okada, Shunsuke Kato, Yasuhiro Sakamoto, Takayuki Oishi, Chikashi Ishioka
Cell cycle control is a promising target in cancer treatments, and some small-molecule cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors have exhibited clinical effectiveness. However, no biomarkers predictive of efficacy have been developed. Recent studies have revealed that CDK inhibitor (CKI) proteins, such as p27 and p16, also induced cytoprotective autophagy in cancer cells. However, it is unclear whether small-molecule CKIs also induce autophagy in solid tumors, as induced autophagy promotes cancer cell survival...
May 30, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543805/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-transverse-colon-a-rare-tumor-entity-with-literature-review
#16
Fei Han, Hong Jiang, Suxia Zhang
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare entity. Here, we report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the transverse colon in a 77-year-old woman who presented with a 2-month history of epigastrium pain, diarrhea and melena. A giant tumor with apparently invading gallbladder was found by enhanced CT scan, then the extended resection of transverse colon was performed for the patient 2 weeks later. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of solid nests of epidermoid and Periodic Acid-Schiff (PAS)-positive mucin-producing cells with desmoplastic stroma...
May 24, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540449/epidermoid-cysts-are-a-characteristic-feature-of-intrapancreatic-but-not-of-extrapancreatic-accessory-spleens
#17
Kenichi Hirabayashi, Misuzu Yamada, Hirotaka Kono, Atsuko Hadano, Aya Kawanishi, Yumi Takanashi, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Toshio Nakagohri, Tetsuya Mine, Naoya Nakamura
Accessory spleens (ASs), ectopic splenic tissue at intrapancreatic and extrapancreatic sites, rarely contain epidermoid cysts. Our aim was to analyze the incidence of epidermoid cysts in ASs and perform an immunohistochemical analysis of its epithelial lining. We included in the study 148 ASs from 135 patients, for which pathological data were available. Eleven were intrapancreatic ASs (IPASs) and 137 were extrapancreatic ASs (EPASs). Six of the eleven (55%) IPASs contained epidermoid cysts, but they were not detected in EPASs...
May 24, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537048/xanthogranulomatous-orchitis-after-blunt-testicular-trauma-mimicking-a-testicular-tumor-a-case-report-and-comparison-with-published-cases
#18
Shimpei Yamashita, Hidetoshi Umemoto, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Isao Hara
Xanthogranulomatous orchitis has been reported to be an extremely rare inflammatory change caused by infection and is difficult to distinguish from testicular tumor. We report a 28-year-old man who presented with a lump in his left testis after a blunt testicular trauma. Based on a series of imaging tests, we suspected benign tumor such as epidermoid cyst and performed tumor enucleation (testis-sparing surgery) on the patient. Histopathological findings showed xanthogranulomatous orchitis. It is assumed that xanthogranulomatous orchitis in this case was caused by blunt testicular trauma and this is the first successful case of xanthoglomatous orchitis in salvaging the testis...
May 23, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530256/can-the-onset-of-orbital-cancer-be-the-result-of-a-prosthetic-eye
#19
A Croce, V Mastronardi, M Laus, E Festa Kotelnikova
Orbital exenteration is a disfiguring procedure performed for unresponsive orbital infections and control of recurrent benign tumours and malignancies arising from the eyelids (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, conjunctival malignant melanoma), lachrymal glands (adenoid cystic carcinoma) or surrounding sinuses. In extremely rare cases the use of a prosthetic eye after enucleation can lead to anophthalmic socket tumours. We report the case of a 54-year-old man who had left eye enucleation due to recurring events of retinal detachment and who developed an invasive fast growing epidermoid carcinoma 30 years later...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529053/unusual-intra-parenchymal-pontomedullary-epidermoid-cyst-in-a-2-year-old-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Anan Shtaya, Bassam Dabbous, Evgenia Fanou, Leslie Bridges, Samantha Hettige
BACKGROUND: Intrinsic brainstem epidermoid cysts are rare, benign, slow growing lesions. Their eloquence preclude complete excision, however subtotal resection will often result in prolonged or sometimes permanent relief of presenting symptoms and signs. We describe an unusual case and review the literature of this pathology in the paediatric population. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report an intra-axial pontine epidermoid cyst in a 2-year-old girl who presented with developmental delay, multiple cranial nerve palsies and pneumonia...
May 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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