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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333006/rational-use-of-imaging-to-stage-breast-cancer-evidences-for-a-selective-approach
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S G D Gangadaran
Introduction: Staging investigations at diagnosis are customary to accurately assign a clinical stage before therapy. The practice of routine imaging in patients asymptomatic for metastasis is not recommended but widely adopted. This study was done to reexamine the basis behind guideline recommendations and to identify the factors predictive of asymptomatic metastasis. Methods: Oncology records of 200 breast cancer patients in clinical Stages I-III at diagnosis were prospectively reviewed...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332607/the-role-of-t2-weighted-gradient-echo-in-the-diagnosis-of-tumefactive-intrahepatic-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-and-diffuse-hepatic-iron-overload-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abel A Belay, Andrew M Bellizzi, Alan H Stolpen
BACKGROUND: Extramedullary hematopoiesis is the proliferation of hematopoietic cells outside bone marrow secondary to marrow hematopoiesis failure. Extramedullary hematopoiesis rarely presents as a mass-forming hepatic lesion; in this case, imaging-based differentiation from primary and metastatic hepatic neoplasms is difficult, often leading to biopsy for definitive diagnosis. We report a case of tumefactive hepatic extramedullary hematopoiesis in the setting of myelodysplastic syndrome with concurrent hepatic iron overload, and the role of T2*-weighted gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging in differentiating extramedullary hematopoiesis from primary and metastatic hepatic lesions...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310810/radiological-features-and-metastatic-patterns-of-thymic-neuroendocrine-tumours
#3
T Araki, L M Sholl, H Hatabu, M Nishino
AIM: To investigate the clinical and image features of thymic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), and characterise the radiological patterns of recurrence and metastasis on serial imaging studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 14 patients (11 males) with a histopathological diagnosis of thymic NETs (one typical carcinoid, eight atypical carcinoid, and five large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma). Preoperative images were assessed for features of primary tumours...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303061/indocyanine-green-fluorescence-imaging-guided-surgery-in-primary-and-metastatic-liver-tumors
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Eva Lieto, Gennaro Galizia, Francesca Cardella, Andrea Mabilia, Nicoletta Basile, Paolo Castellano, Michele Orditura, Annamaria Auricchio
BACKGROUND: After surgery for liver tumors, recurrence rates remain high because of residual positive margins or undiagnosed lesions. It has been suggested that detection of hepatic tumors can be obtained with near-infrared fluorescence imaging (FI). Indocyanine green (ICG) has been used with contrasting results. The aims of this study were to explore ICG-FI-guided surgery methodology and to assess its potential applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Out of 14 patients with liver tumors, 5 were not operated on, and 9 patients (3 primary and 6 metastatic tumors) underwent surgery...
January 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301178/epidural-metastasis-in-malignant-thymoma-mimicking-epidural-abscess-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ji Yoon Kim, Young Seok Lee, Dong Ho Kang, Min Hye Kim, Jeong Hee Lee, Chul Hee Lee, In Sung Park
Thymoma and thymic carcinoma are rare epithelial tumors that originate from the thymus gland. Extrathoracic metastases occur in the liver, kidney, and bone in 1% to 15% of patients. Although thymoma and thymic carcinoma exhibit highly aggressive biological behavior, spinal metastasis is rare. We describe a 78-year-old man with left wrist and grasp weakness that occurred 7 days before admission. The patient underwent thymoma surgery 7 years ago and was cured. Magnetic resonance images showed a rim-enhanced mass in the C6-7-T1 epidural space...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299708/hepatic-sclerosed-hemangioma-with-special-attention-to-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Tatsunori Miyata, Toru Beppu, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Shigeki Nakagawa, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Tomohiro Namimoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: A hepatic sclerosed hemangioma (HSH) is a very rare benign liver tumor. The correct preoperative diagnosis of HSH is very difficult because its features of imaging are similar to those of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma or colorectal liver metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: We experienced five patients who were diagnosed histologically with HSH. The preoperative diagnoses were HSH in two patients, cavernous hemangioma in one, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in one, and colorectal liver metastasis in one...
January 3, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296230/dynamic-enhanced-ct-is-there-a-difference-between-liver-metastases-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-and-adenocarcinoma
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Yong Cui, Zhong-Wu Li, Xiao-Ting Li, Shun-Yu Gao, Ying Li, Jie Li, Hui-Ci Zhu, Lei Tang, Kun Cao, Ying-Shi Sun
This study proposed to evaluate the feasibility of dynamic enhanced CT in differentiation of liver metastases of gastroenteropancreatic well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (GEP NETs) from GEP adenocarcinomas based on their characteristic features. CT images of 23 well-differentiated (G1 or G2) GEP NETs and 23 GEP adenocarcinomas patients with liver metastases were retrospectively reviewed. The distribution type, shape, intra-tumoral neovascularity, enhancement on hepatic artery phase, dynamic enhancement pattern and lymphadenopathy were subjective analyzed...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282381/a-silent-asymptomatic-solid-pancreas-tumor-in-a-nonsmoking-athletic-female-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Kyawzaw Lin, Aung Naing Lin, Sithu Lin, Thinzar Lin, Ying Xian Liu, Madhavi Reddy
A silent solid endocrine tumor of pancreas, intraductal adenocarcinoma of pancreas, is the fourth leading cancer-related death in the US. However, it is expected to become the third leading cause by 2030 owing to delayed diagnosis and slow progress in management. Chronic pancreatitis is at risk for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). PDAC is diagnostic with transabdominal sonogram, blood test such as carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9), and imaging. PDAC has a dismal prognosis. The survival rate in 5 years is barely 6%, while late detection rate is 80-85% with unresectable stage upon diagnosis...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250683/hemorrhagic-polypoid-gastric-and-colonic-metastases-nine-years-after-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-case-report
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Nicoleta Puie, Lavinia Patricia Trică, Georgiana Anca Nagy, Ioana Rusu, Alina Simona Şovrea, Carmen Georgiu
INTRODUCTION: Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) is a rare tumor, representing 1-2% of all uterine malignancies. It is highly aggressive, with high metastatic rate, especially in lungs, peritoneal cavity, retroperitoneum, bones and liver, usually during the first years after diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old woman, with subtotal hysterectomy and bilateral adnexectomy, followed by radiochemotherapy for spindle-type ULMS nine years ago, presented with gastrointestinal bleeding and severe anemia...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245278/tonsillar-metastasis-of-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-with-g719s-mutation-in-exon-18-a-case-report
#10
Yimin Wu, Zhouyu Zhu, Yongyuan Chen, Ying Chai
RATIONALE: Lung cancer has the highest mortality of all malignant tumors and is becoming the leading cause of death in China. Surgical resection is the best treatment for early non-small-cell lung carcinoma. But postoperative tumor recurrence is very common. Brain, bone and liver are the most common metastatic sites of lung cancer. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital finding a lung nodule in physical examination. No other obvious symptoms were obsessed in this patient...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244853/limited-detection-of-small-%C3%A2-10-mm-colorectal-liver-metastasis-at-preoperative-ct-in-patients-undergoing-liver-resection
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Yousun Ko, Jihang Kim, Joseph Kyu-Hyung Park, Haeryoung Kim, Jai Young Cho, Sung-Bum Kang, Soyeon Ahn, Kyong Joon Lee, Kyoung Ho Lee
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively determine the sensitivity of preoperative CT in the detection of small (≤ 10 mm) colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) nodules in patients undergoing liver resection. METHODS: The institutional review board approved the study and waived informed consent. We included 461 pathologically confirmed CRLM nodules in 211 patients (including 71 women; mean age, 66.4 years) who underwent 229 liver resections following abdominal CT. Prior to 163 resections, gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver MR imaging was also performed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242606/murine-stroma-adopts-a-human-like-metabolic-phenotype-in-the-pdx-model-of-colorectal-cancer-and-liver-metastases
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Arnaud Blomme, Gaetan Van Simaeys, Gilles Doumont, Brunella Costanza, Justine Bellier, Yukihiro Otaka, Félicie Sherer, Pierre Lovinfosse, Sébastien Boutry, Ana Perez Palacios, Edwin De Pauw, Touko Hirano, Takehiko Yokobori, Roland Hustinx, Akeila Bellahcène, Philippe Delvenne, Olivier Detry, Serge Goldman, Masahiko Nishiyama, Vincent Castronovo, Andrei Turtoi
Cancer research is increasingly dependent of patient-derived xenograft model (PDX). However, a major point of concern regarding the PDX model remains the replacement of the human stroma with murine counterpart. In the present work we aimed at clarifying the significance of the human-to-murine stromal replacement for the fidelity of colorectal cancer (CRC) and liver metastasis (CRC-LM) PDX model. We have conducted a comparative metabolic analysis between 6 patient tumors and corresponding PDX across 4 generations...
December 15, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232243/artifactual-hepatic-metastasis-on-fdg-pet-ct-secondary-to-cryoablation-for-adrenal-metastasis
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Joseph Frankl, Naghmehossadat Eshghi, Tamara F Lundeen, Phillip H Kuo
A 65-year-old woman with metastatic lung cancer was referred for CT-guided cryoablation of a right adrenal metastasis. For cryoablation, probes were placed into the adrenal region. FDG PET/CT 3 months later showed new activity in hepatic segment 6 initially suspected to be metastasis. Proximity of the hepatic lesion to the adrenal metastasis was a strange coincidence and prompted review of imaging from the cryoablation. CT showed the probe entered the liver, and postablation image demonstrated injury to the liver adjacent to the adrenal metastasis...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217649/an-unusual-cause-of-hypoxia-getting-to-the-heart-of-the-matter
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Daniel Hammersley, Aamire Shamsi, Mohammad Murtaza Zaman, Phillip Berry, Lydia Sturridge
A 63 year old female presented to hospital with progressive exertional dyspnoea over a 6 month period. In the year preceding her admission, she reported an intercurrent history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and weight loss. She was found to be hypoxic, the cause for which was initially unclear. A ventilation-perfusion scan identified a right-to-left shunt. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) demonstrated a significant right-to-left intracardiac shunt through a patent foramen ovale (PFO); additionally severe tricuspid regurgitation was noted through a highly abnormal tricuspid valve...
December 7, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215535/the-clinicopathological-aspects-of-primary-presacral-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-one-center-experience
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Guoqing Yang, Deepti Dhall, Run Yu, Richard Tuli, Farin F Amersi, Marc L Friedman, Nicholas N Nissen, Andrew E Hendifar
OBJECTIVES: Presacral neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are rare entities that are found at the presacral space. We report our experience in the diagnosis, management, and outcomes of primary presacral NENs. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved retrospective review of medical records and surgical pathology specimens of patients with a diagnosis of NENs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center between January 2000 and April 2016. RESULTS: Ten patients were identified...
December 5, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207856/diagnosis-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Dong Wook Lee, Michelle Kang Kim, Ho Gak Kim
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are relatively rare; however, the incidence has increased over the last few decades. They are classified as functional or non-functional tumors according to the presence of associated clinical symptoms. The majority are non-functional tumors. For classification and staging, the World Health Organization 2010 classification system is the most commonly accepted. Chromogranin A is the most sensitive marker but has insufficient specificity. In general, PNETs are hypervascular tumors, and multiphasic contrast-enhanced computed tomography is considered the first choice for imaging study...
November 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194371/in-vivo-imaging-of-prostate-cancer-tumors-and-metastasis-using-non-specific-fluorescent-nanoparticles-in-mice
#17
Coralie Genevois, Arnaud Hocquelet, Claire Mazzocco, Emilie Rustique, Franck Couillaud, Nicolas Grenier
With the growing interest in the use of nanoparticles (NPs) in nanomedicine, there is a crucial need for imaging and targeted therapies to determine NP distribution in the body after systemic administration, and to achieve strong accumulation in tumors with low background in other tissues. Accumulation of NPs in tumors results from different mechanisms, and appears extremely heterogeneous in mice models and rather limited in humans. Developing new tumor models in mice, with their low spontaneous NP accumulation, is thus necessary for screening imaging probes and for testing new targeting strategies...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185014/characterizing-indeterminate-liver-lesions-in-patients-with-localized-pancreatic-cancer-at-the-time-of-diagnosis
#18
Manav Bhalla, Mohammed Aldakkak, Naveen M Kulkarni, Stacy D O'Connor, Michael O Griffin, Kathleen K Christians, Douglas B Evans, Susan Tsai, Parag P Tolat
BACKGROUND: In patients with newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer, the classification of indeterminate liver lesions is an unanswered clinical dilemma as misclassification of these lesions can impact the assignment of clinical stage and subsequent treatment planning. Our objective was to design a standardized classification system to more accurately define the risk of malignancy in indeterminate liver lesions. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients with localized, non-metastatic pancreatic cancer were identified and pre-treatment computed tomography (CT) scans were evaluated for the presence or absence of liver lesions...
November 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174970/selective-isolation-and-noninvasive-analysis-of-circulating-cancer-stem-cells-through-raman-imaging
#19
Hyeon-Yeol Cho, Md Khaled Hossain, Jin-Ho Lee, Jiyou Han, Hun Joo Lee, Kyeong-Jun Kim, Jong-Hoon Kim, Ki-Bum Lee, Jeong-Woo Choi
Circulating cancer stem cells (CCSCs), a rare circulating tumor cell (CTC) type, recently arose as a useful resource for monitoring and characterizing both cancers and their metastatic derivatives. However, due to the scarcity of CCSCs among hematologic cells in the blood and the complexity of the phenotype confirmation process, CCSC research can be extremely challenging. Hence, we report a nanoparticle-mediated Raman imaging method for CCSC characterization which profiles CCSCs based on their surface marker expression phenotypes...
November 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164413/comparison-of-recurrence-between-pancreatic-and-duodenal-neuroendocrine-neoplasms%C3%A2-after-curative-resection-a-single-institution-analysis
#20
Toshihiko Masui, Asahi Sato, Kenzo Nakano, Yuichiro Uchida, Akitada Yogo, Takayuki Anazawa, Kazuyuki Nagai, Yoshiya Kawaguchi, Kyoichi Takaori, Shinji Uemoto
BACKGROUND: The primary site of a neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) around the head of the pancreas is sometimes difficult to assess before resection, and the characteristics of the primary site around this region have not been elucidated for recurrence after curative resection. In this study, the clinicopathologic characteristics of pancreatic NEN (PanNEN) and duodenal NEN (DuNEN) were evaluated, and the risk factors as well as the recurrence types after resection were investigated. METHODS: Consecutively diagnosed NEN patients at the authors' hospital from January 2000 to July 2016 were evaluated in this study...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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