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Parathyroid cancer

Kenji Yorita, Kazuya Tsuji, Yoko Takano, Naoto Kuroda, Kei Sakamoto, Kaoru Arii, Yukio Yoshimoto, Kimiko Nakatani, Satoshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma (ASQCC), histologically characterized by intercellular bridge loosening, is recognized as a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC). ASQCC may demonstrate a worse prognosis than conventional SQCC. Pulmonary ASQCC is particularly rare; its biological behavior and prognostic data have not been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the clinical and autopsy findings of a 71-year-old Japanese man with pulmonary ASQCC...
March 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
Xiao Zheng, Wen Kang, Huihui Liu, Shanyu Guo
It is abundantly clear that tumor-derived parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) are central contributors in promoting osteolytic process of breast carcinoma bone metastasis. Forcusing on this molecular basis, the study was undertaken to explore the inhibition effects of total flavonoids from Scutellaria barbata D. Don (TF-SB) on human breast carcinoma bone metastasis. MDA-MB-231 cells and nude mouse models of breast cancer bone metastasis were given TF-SB in different concentrations...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Larysse Maira Campos-Verdes, Danylo Rafhael Costa-Silva, João Paulo da Silva-Sampaio, Maria da Conceição Barros-Oliveira, Carla Solange Escórcio-Dourado, Luana Mota Martins, Fabiane Araújo Sampaio, Camila Revoredo, Francisco Adelton Alves-Ribeiro, Benedito Borges da Silva
Polymorphism of the calcium-sensing receptor gene (CaSR or CaR) has been associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. This receptor plays an important role in calcium homeostasis, and has also been detected in several tissues that are unrelated to calcium metabolism, such as the skin, brain, and breast. The calcium-sensing receptor on cellular level, it regulates cell differentiation, proliferation, cell death, and gene expression. In breast cancer cells, CaSR seems to stimulate secretion of the parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), which stimulates cellular proliferation...
March 5, 2018: Cancer Investigation
Andrew J Shepherd, Aaron D Mickle, Suraj Kadunganattil, Hongzhen Hu, Durga P Mohapatra
Bone metastasis in breast, prostate and lung cancers often leads to chronic pain, which is poorly managed by existing analgesics. The neurobiological mechanisms that underlie chronic pain associated with bone-metastasized cancers are not well understood, but sensitization of peripheral nociceptors by tumor microenvironment factors has been demonstrated to be important. Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) is highly expressed in bone-metastasized breast and prostate cancers, and is critical to growth and proliferation of these tumors in the bone tumor microenvironment...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Fangzhou Liu, Yan Zhu, Yichuan Qian, Jia Zhang, Yu Zhang, Yuan Zhang
Objective: To compare the accuracy and feasibility of methylene blue and nano-carbon in clinical tracing of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Methods: Ninety-six PTC patients were selected and randomly divided into a methylene blue group and a nano-carbon group (n=48). During surgery, tracer agent was injected around the tumor, and SLNs were resected and subjected to frozen pathological examination. The results were compared with those of routine pathological examination after surgery...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Erik Nordenström, Anders Bergenfelz, Martin Almquist
INTRODUCTION: Hypoparathyroidism is the most common complication following thyroidectomy. There are few population-based reports on the rate of hypoparathyroidism in children. The incidence of medical treatment of permanent hypoparathyroidism in children is reported using a national registry. METHODS: The study population included patients below 18 years of age undergoing total thyroidectomy reported to the Scandinavian Quality Registry for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Surgery 2004-2014...
February 22, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
N T K Thanseer, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, Ashwani Sood, Ashwin Singh Parihar, Divya Dahiya, Priyanka Singh, Rajender Kumar Basher, Ashim Das, Bhagwant R Mittal
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1007/s13139-017-0488-3.].
February 2018: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Nguyen Thi Xuan, Nong Van Hai
Klotho (KL) encodes a single-pass transmembrane protein and is predominantly expressed in the kidney, parathyroid glands, and choroid plexus. Genetic studies on the KL gene have revealed that DNA hypermethylation is one of the major risk factors for aging, diseases, and cancer. Besides, KL exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects by regulating signaling pathways and the expression of target genes. KL participates in modulation of the insulin/insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) signaling, which induces the growth hormone (GH) secretion...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Tirtha K Das, Ross L Cagan
Twenty-five years ago, RET was identified as the primary driver of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) syndrome. MEN2 is characterized by several transformation events including pheochromocytoma, parathyroid adenoma and, especially penetrant, medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Overall, MTC is a rare but aggressive type of thyroid cancer for which no effective treatment currently exists. Surgery, radiation, radioisotope treatment and chemotherapeutics have all shown limited success, and none of these approaches have proven durable in advanced disease...
February 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
Marina N Nikiforova, Stephanie Mercurio, Abigail I Wald, Michelle Barbi de Moura, Keith Callenberg, Lucas Santana-Santos, William E Gooding, Linwah Yip, Robert L Ferris, Yuri E Nikiforov
BACKGROUND: Molecular tests have clinical utility for thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology, although their performance requires further improvement. This study evaluated the analytical performance of the newly created ThyroSeq v3 test. METHODS: ThyroSeq v3 is a DNA- and RNA-based next-generation sequencing assay that analyzes 112 genes for a variety of genetic alterations, including point mutations, insertions/deletions, gene fusions, copy number alterations, and abnormal gene expression, and it uses a genomic classifier (GC) to separate malignant lesions from benign lesions...
January 18, 2018: Cancer
Peisong Wang, Shuai Xue, Shuo Wang, Zhi Lv, Xianying Meng, Guimin Wang, Wei Meng, Jia Liu, Guang Chen
Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is one of the rarest known types of cancer and has a moderate prognosis, with estimated 5- and 10-year overall survival rates between 78-85% and between 49-70%, respectively. To raise awareness of this disease, and to optimize its diagnosis, clinical management and prognosis, the present study retrospectively reviewed 234 cases of PC. A total of 226 cases of PC, which were archived between 1984 and 2015 in the three major databases of the Chinese population, were retrieved and pooled with the 8 cases diagnosed and treated at the Department of Thyroid Surgery of The First Hospital of Jilin University (Changchun, China) between June 2008 and December 2015...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Mads Ryø Jochumsen, Peter Iversen, Anne Kirstine Arveschoug
A case of follicular thyroid cancer with intense focal Methionine uptake on 11C-Methionine PET/CT is reported here. The use of 11C-Methionine PET in differentiated thyroid cancer is currently being investigated as a surrogate tracer compared to the more widely used 18F-FDG PET. This case illustrates the potential incremental value of this modality, not only in the localizing of parathyroid adenoma, but also indicating that 11C-Methionine PET might have a potential of increasing the pretest likelihood of thyroid malignancy in a cold nodule with highly increased Sestamibi uptake...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Izak Faiena, Sinae Kim, Nicholas Farber, Young Suk Kwon, Brian Shinder, Neal Patel, Amirali H Salmasi, Thomas Jang, Eric A Singer, Wun-Jae Kim, Isaac Y Kim
Previous studies have reported association of multiple preoperative factors predicting clinically significant prostate cancer with varying results. We assessed the predictive model using a combination of hormone profile, serum biomarkers, and patient characteristics in order to improve the accuracy of risk stratification of patients with prostate cancer. Data on 224 patients from our prostatectomy database were queried. Demographic characteristics, including age, body mass index (BMI), clinical stage, clinical Gleason score (GS) as well as serum biomarkers, such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA), parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium (Ca), prostate acid phosphatase (PAP), testosterone, and chromogranin A (CgA), were used to build a predictive model of clinically significant prostate cancer using logistic regression methods...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
O Kandemir, P Atmaca Kelkit, K Karakuş
Simultaneous existence of parathyroid adenoma and thyroid nonmedullary carcinoma is rarely observed. A 52-year-old female was diagnosed approximately 4 years ago with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) on the basis of hypercalcemia and elevated serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) level. Clinically, PHPT diagnosed patient was examined with Tc-99m MIBI scintigraphy to investigate parathyroid adenoma. Early Tc-99m MIBI images showed focal focused enhanced activity retention on both thyroid left lobe upper pole and thyroid lower pole inferior neighborhood...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
G Cocorullo, G Scerrino, G Melfa, C Raspanti, G Rotolo, V Mannino, P Richiusa, D Cabibi, A G Giannone, C Porrello, G Gulotta
Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is a very rare endocrine tumour, usually characterized by symptoms such as a neck mass, dysphonia, severe hypercalcemia exceeding 140 mg/L and elevated serum parathyroid hormone levels, even more than 5 times the upper limit of normal. Non-functioning parathyroid cancer is extremely rare and, in this case, its pre-operative diagnosis is often difficult. A 54-year old female patient, referring dysphagia and dysphonia, underwent neck ultrasound and neck CT. A left thyroid nodule, probably cystic, was found...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Joon Jin, Jin Ook Chung, Min Young Chung, Dong Hyeok Cho, Dong Jin Chung
Background: The aim of this study is to determine the proportion of cancers presenting with parathyroid hormone (PTH) related protein (PTHrP)-mediated hypercalcemia, examine the clinical and biochemical characteristics, identify predictive factors for survival. And we also compared those characteristics between solid organ and hematologic malignancy groups. Methods: Cancer patients with PTHrP-mediated hypercalcemia who were treated at Chonnam National University Hospital in Korea from January 2005 to January 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
Y H Cha, N Hong, Y Rhee, I-H Cha
Although osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is a serious complication of craniofacial radiotherapy, the current management methods remain suboptimal. Teriparatide (TPTD), a recombinant human parathyroid hormone (1-34), has shown beneficial effects on osseous regeneration in medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw or periodontitis. However, TPTD therapy in irradiated bones has not been indicated yet because of the theoretical risk of osteosarcoma seen in rat models. Hence, we first report here two patients with tongue cancer with late-emerging ORN who were successfully treated with TPTD for 4-6 months with serum calcium and vitamin D supplementation...
December 16, 2017: Osteoporosis International
B Sun, B Guo, B Wu, J Kang, X Deng, Z Zhang, Y Fan
This study presents the clinical and biochemical profiles of patients with PHPT between 2005 and 2016 at our center. Most PHPT patients in China show symptomatic features. The number of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients increased during that time, and the number of individuals with parathyroid carcinoma is now increasing. INTRODUCTION: Over the last decade, the prevalence of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) has increased sharply, and the number of individuals with parathyroid cancer is still trending upward...
March 2018: Osteoporosis International
Claire Hoyoux, Jacques Lombet, Corina Ramona Nicolescu
Hypercalcemia in children is a rare metabolic finding. The clinical picture is usually non-specific, and the etiology includes several entities (metabolic, nutritional, drug-induced, inflammatory, cancer-associated, or genetic) depending on the age at presentation, but severe hypercalcemia is associated mainly with malignancy in childhood and sepsis in neonates. Severe parathyroid hormone (PTH)-suppressed hypercalcemia is challenging and requires multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to (i) confirm or rule out a malignant cause, (ii) treat it and its potentially dangerous complications...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Christopher R McHenry, Helen H Shi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine if there are clinical features that raise suspicion for parathyroid hyperplasia. MATERIALS & METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent parathyroidectomy from 1991 to 2017, analyzing demographics, calcium and PTH, and localizing studies for patients with hyperplasia and single adenoma. RESULTS: 549 patients underwent parathyroidectomy: 464 (85%) with adenoma, 44 (8%) with double adenoma, 38 (7%) with hyperplasia, and 3 (1%) with cancer...
March 2018: American Journal of Surgery
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