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Jae Won Cho, Yu-Mi Lee, Tae-Yon Sung, Jong Ho Yoon, Ki-Wook Chung, Suck Joon Hong
BACKGROUND: Surgery for metachronous adrenal metastases from solid primary carcinoma has increased with the development of technical skills. Here we analyzed the postoperative clinical outcomes of patients who underwent adrenalectomy for metachronous adrenal metastases from solid primary carcinomas. METHODS: Patients who underwent adrenalectomy for metachronous adrenal metastases after initial treatment of primary carcinoma at Asan Medical Center from 2000 to 2010 were included...
March 2018: Surgical Oncology
Masood Umer, Yasir Mohib, Muhammed Atif, Muhammad Nazim
Background: Renal cell carcinoma account for 3% of all cancers, with peak incidence between 60 and 70 years of age predominantly affecting male population. Renal carcinoma is the most common malignancy of kidney constitutes for 80-90% of renal neoplasm with an overall 45% five years survival rate. Majority are diagnosed incidentally during investigation for other disease process of abdomen. Classical triad of gross hematuria, pain and palpable mass in abdomen is rare accounting to only 6-10%...
March 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Shiro Matsumoto, Yoshinori Hosoya, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hidenori Haruta, Takashi Ui, Kentaro Kurashina, Shin Saito, Kentaro Ashizawa, Takahiro Sasaki, Joji Kitayama, Naohiro Sata
INTRODUCTION: Black adrenal adenoma (BAA) is a rare, benign adrenal lesion with a black or brown appearance. This is the first report of this lesion in a patient with a synchronous esophageal cancer and highlights the importance of considering a false positive finding on a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, which might otherwise preclude resection. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 73-year-old male was diagnosed with mid-esophagus carcinoma. Computed tomography scan revealed an enlarged left adrenal gland...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Theresa Relation, Tai Yi, Adam J Guess, Krista La Perle, Satoru Otsuru, Suheyla Hasgur, Massimo Dominici, Christopher Breuer, Edwin M Horwitz
Neuroblastoma, the most common extracranial solid tumor in childhood, remains a therapeutic challenge. However, one promising patient treatment strategy is the delivery of anti-tumor therapeutic agents via mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapy. MSCs have been safely utilized to treat genetic bone diseases such as osteogenesis imperfecta, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. The pro-inflammatory cytokine interferon-gamma (IFNγ) has been shown to decrease tumor proliferation by altering the tumor microenvironment (TME)...
February 12, 2018: Stem Cells
Stylianos Kapetanakis, Danai Chourmouzi, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Vasileios Katsaridis, Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, Panagiotis Givissis
Paragangliomas are benign neoplasms that arise from the autonomic nervous system and the associated paraganglia. Although benign, they have been shown to possess metastatic potential. Involvement of the spine is rare. Even rarer is considered the involvement of the cervical spine. We report a case of a patient with a history of an extra-adrenal non-functional paraganglioma of the jugular foramen which was initially treated with intra-arterial embolization. After a 3-year disease-free follow-up, the patient was presented with symptoms of spinal cord compression due to spinal metastases in C2 and C3 vertebrae...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Sergei G Tevosian, Hans K Ghayee
Context: Pheochromocytomas (PCCs) are tumors that are derived from the chromaffin cells of the adrenal medulla. Extra-adrenal PCCs called paragangliomas (PGLs) are derived from the sympathetic and parasympathetic chain ganglia. PCCs secrete catecholamines which cause hypertension and have adverse cardiovascular consequences as a result of catecholamine excess. PGLs may or may not produce catecholamines depending on their genetic type and anatomical location. The most worrisome aspect of these tumors is their ability to become aggressive and metastasize, for which there are no known cures...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Manjunath Goroshi, Anurag R Lila, Tushar Bandgar, Nalini S Shah
Hypervascular adrenal masses include pheochromocytoma, metastases caused by clear renal cell carcinoma/hepatocellular carcinoma. Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) causing hypervascular metastases is not described in the literature. Here, we describe the first case of ASPS presenting as hypervascular metastasis. Our case was a 23-year-old male incidentally detected right adrenal mass during the evaluation of pain in the abdomen. On computed tomography (CT), adrenal mass showed bright enhancement in early arterial phase (unenhanced Hounsfield unit [HU]-45...
January 2018: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Kohei Murakami, Atsushi Takeno, Toru Masuzawa, Shigeyuki Tamura, Kenji Kawai, Takuya Sakamoto, Junichi Inatome, Atsushi Naito, Yoshiteru Katsura, Yoshiaki Ohmura, Yoshinori Kagawa, Chiyomi Egawa, Yutaka Takeda, Kohei Murata
A 66-year-old man reporting chest stenosis was examined. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed type 2 esophageal cancer. An enhanced CT scan showed several swollen lymph nodes in the lesser curvature of the esophagus. We diagnosed the patient as having advanced esophageal cancer with multiple lymph node metastases(cT3N2M0, Stage III ). After 2 courses of chemotherapy(DCF), a significant reduction was observed in the esophageal tumor; however, the tumor at the lesser curvature was almost unchanged. MIBG scintigraphy showed high uptake in the left adrenal gland...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yu Mikane, Megumi Watanabe, Dofu Hayashi, Takayoshi Miyake, Saki Katayama, Ryohei Syoji, Yoshinori Kajiwara, Daisuke Konishi, Motoyasu Tabuchi, Katsuyuki Aoyama, Tomohiro Nogami, Hitoshi Nishikawa, Susumu Shinoura, Kaori Shigemitsu, Yasuyuki Nonaka
Combined modality therapy is sufficient to treat advanced rectal cancer with multiple metastases. Her, we report a case of long-term survival in a patient with multiple metastases from rectal cancer. A5 8-year-old man had previously undergone low anterior resection for advanced rectal cancer. Multiple liver and lung metastases were identified prior to operation; therefore, we initiated chemotherapy(FOLFOX). Partial resection of metastatic lesions and radiofrequency ablation(RFA)were also administered, but newly developed liver, lung, and adrenal gland metastases were identified...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Tomoki Konishi, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Daisuke Ichikawa, Shuhei Komatsu, Kazuma Okamoto, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Tomohiro Arita, Ryo Morimura, Yasutoshi Murayama, Yoshiaki Kuriu, Hisashi Ikoma, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Eigo Otsuji
This study aimed to examine the clinicopathological factors and prognoses of 5 patients with Stage IV gastric cancer(GC) who underwent chemotherapy followed by R0 resection at our institute from 2004 to 2013. Two patients had non-regional lymph node metastases, another 2 patients had peritoneal disseminations, and 1 patient had peritoneal dissemination and non-regional lymph node and left adrenal metastases. All patients underwent R0 resections following 2-6 courses of chemotherapy using multiple anticancer drugs...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yen-Po Chin, Wei-Fu Lai, Meng-Ting Chiang, Shih-Chieh Chang
RATIONALE: Esophageal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a rare type of esophageal tumor which are usually positive for chromogranin A, synaptophysin, and CD56 in tumor immunohistochemical staining. The most common symptoms of esophageal NETs are gastrointestinal symptoms such as dysphagia and/or abdominal discomfort. While esophageal NETs have the potential for distant metastasis, there have only been a few reports of brain metastasis originating from esophageal NET. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 60-year-old Taiwanese female who initially presented with a 1 month history of painless forehead and bilateral neck masses...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jonah S Shiroky, Jordan P Lerner-Ellis, Anand Govindarajan, David R Urbach, Karen M Devon
BACKGROUND: Adrenal masses are a known extraintestinal manifestation of familial adenomatous polyposis. However, the literature on this association is largely confined to case reports. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the characteristics of adrenal masses in familial adenomatous polyposis and their clinical significance, as well as to estimate their prevalence. Mutational analysis was conducted to determine if any potential genotype-phenotype correlations exist...
January 24, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Tian'an Jiang, Weilu Chai
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided laser ablation (LA) is potentially applicable to tumours in the left lobe of the liver and pancreas. This report seeks to introduce the novel use of EUS-guided LA for left adrenal metastases from pancreatic adenocarcinoma. A 70-year-old female was referred to our hospital for dull abdominal pain and tiredness for 1 month. Computed tomography (CT) discovered a 1.0 × 1.7 cm mass in the area of the left adrenal gland. The lesion was highly suspicious for metastasis due to her history of pancreatic adenocarcinoma 1 year ago, which was removed through radical surgery...
January 24, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Martin H Cherk, Grace Kong, Rodney J Hicks, Michael S Hofman
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of long-acting somatostatin analogue (SSA) therapy on68 Ga-DOTA-octreotate (GaTate) uptake at physiological and metastatic sites in neuroendocrine tumour (NET) patients. METHODS: Twenty-one patients who underwent GaTate PET/CT before and after commencement of SSA therapy were reviewed. Maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) were measured in normal organs. Changes in uptake of 49 metastatic lesions in 12 patients with stable disease were also compared...
January 24, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Ilana R Yurkiewicz, Kristen N Ganjoo, Andrei Iagaru
A 61-year-old woman with newly diagnosed anaplastic thyroid cancer and known metastases to the brain, lungs, and adrenal glands complained of groin muscle pain. F-FDG PET/CT was performed to assess for extent of disease and showed extensive hypermetabolic lesions throughout the skeletal musculature concerning for metastatic disease. As this would be a very rare presentation for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, a biopsy of the left gluteal muscle was conducted. Pathology demonstrated anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, metastatic to skeletal muscle...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Kang Zhou, Jie Pan, Ning Yang, Hai-Feng Shi, Jian Cao, Yu-Mei Li, Hong-Zhi Zhang, Ke-Fei Wang, Shao-Hui Chen
OBJECTIVE: The imaging-guided percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation of adrenal metastases is a relatively new treatment procedure, compared to the more widespread application of the technique for the treatment of liver and renal cancers, the present study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of adrenal metastases in a cohort of patients. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with 38 adrenal metastases who received percutaneous CT-guided radiofrequency ablation between 2012 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 19, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Xiyi Liao, Liang Zhao, Sangang Wu, Hua Zheng, Haojun Chen, Huan Zhang, ZiJing Wang, Qin Lin
The US FDA granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab for microsatellite instability-high and mismatch repair deficient cancers. The response of programmed death-1 blockade in mismatch repair proficiency (pMMR) colorectal cancer is very poor, however, whether such treatment is effective in pMMR nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unknown. We report a case of a 51-year-old man with NPC. PET-CT scan revealed a space-occupying lesion in the left lung, and the pathologic result confirmed the occupying lesion originated from NPC...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
Youichi Ohno, Masakatsu Sone, Daisuke Taura, Toshinari Yamasaki, Katsutoshi Kojima, Kyoko Honda-Kohmo, Yorihide Fukuda, Koji Matsuo, Toshihito Fujii, Akihiro Yasoda, Osamu Ogawa, Nobuya Inagaki
Adrenal tumors are increasingly found incidentally during imaging examinations. It is important to distinguish pheochromocytomas from other adrenal tumors because of the risk of hypertensive crisis. Although catecholamines and their metabolites are generally used to diagnose pheochromocytoma, false-positive test results are common. An effective screening method to distinguish pheochromocytoma from adrenal incidentalomas is needed. We analyzed 297 consecutive patients with adrenal incidentalomas. Our findings included 162 non-functioning tumors, 47 aldosterone-producing adenomas, 26 metastases, 22 cases of subclinical Cushing's syndrome, 21 pheochromocytomas, 12 cases of Cushing's syndrome, and 7 adrenocortical cancers...
January 18, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Carsten Nieder, Terje Tollåli, Ellinor Haukland, Anne Reigstad, Liv Randi Flatøy, Astrid Dalhaug
Palliative radiotherapy improves lung cancer related symptoms. Prognosis should be taken into account when deciding about fractionation. In this study, prognostic factors derived from multivariate analysis were used to assign a point sum reflecting 6-month survival. Four prognostic groups were compared. Performance status, lactate dehydrogenase, C-reactive protein, liver/adrenal gland metastases, and extrathoracic disease status significantly predicted survival and formed the basis of the score. The four groups had a median survival of 0...
January 10, 2018: Cancer Investigation
Yazhao Hong, Yuanyuan Hao, Jinghai Hu, Bo Xu, Hongli Shan, Xiaoqing Wang
RATIONALE: Adrenocortical oncocytoma is an extremely rare tumor of the adrenal gland. Its diagnostic criteria and biological behavior has not yet reached a consensus. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics of adrenocortical oncocytoma. PATIENT CONCERNS: The clinical data from 11 cases of adrenocortical oncocytoma were retrospectively analyzed. Five patients found the tumor incidentally during the healthy examination, and 3 cases found the tumor during the diagnostic work-up for the evaluation of flank pain or hypertension...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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