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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221211/a-rare-case-of-ck20-ck7-double-negative-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#1
Mary D Le, Luke H OʼSteen, David S Cassarino
The authors present a case of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) with unique immunohistochemical staining characteristics. A 57-year-old woman presented with a firm 0.3 cm tan papule on her left nasal-labial fold that was reportedly increasing in size and bleeding. She had a history of multiple head and neck actinic keratoses, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and a family history of an uncle with melanoma. The clinical differential diagnosis was "non-melanoma skin cancer." Histological examination showed a markedly atypical-appearing basaloid neoplasm, present mostly in the dermis, with focal pagetoid spread into the epidermis...
March 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211282/signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-jejunum-an-uncommon-finding-within-the-reach-of-capsule-endoscopy
#2
José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Marta Montes, Ignacio Fernández-Urién
An 80 year-old female presented with ductal breast carcinoma (stage II) three years ago, complained of asthenia and iron-deficiency anemia. No diagnosis was obtained after conventional endoscopy and iron supplements were indicated. Ten months later visible digestive hemorrhage was presented. Upper and lower endoscopy was repeated but non-diagnosis was obtained. Thus, video capsule endoscopy was indicated identifying a stenotic lesion arising in the mucosa of distal jejunum. Histopathological examination revealed a poorly mucinous differentiated signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma with an intense peri-tumoral lymphoid (Crohn´s-like lymphoid reaction) and lympho-vascular infiltration with no nodal metastases (pT3N0;7ª edition TNM classification)...
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208868/female-genital-tract-involvement-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-rare-case-report
#3
Vikram Narang, Amit Dhiman, Bhavna Garg, Neena Sood
Female Genital Tract (FGT) involvement with hematologic neoplasms is uncommon and the hematologic malignancies which involve the female genital organs are usually non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Involvement of the uterus and cervix with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is extremely rare, and ovarian involvement is even rarer. We report the case of a young lady who presented with tubo-ovarian mass, excessive post-operative bleeding (post-total abdominal hystrerctomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) and was diagnosed to have ALL with blood and tissue involvement by histopathology and flow cytometry...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176228/primary-uterine-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-in-a-patient-with-prolonged-insertion-of-intrauterine-device-iud
#4
Takuya Shimizu, Kazuo Hatanaka, Hitomi Kaneko, Toshihide Shimada, Kazunori Imada
A 49-year-old female from China was referred to our hospital after endocervical polypectomy. Twenty years before admission, after the birth of her first child, an intrauterine device (IUD) had been inserted due to the one-child policy in China. She had noticed abnormal vaginal bleeding with a foul smell 3 years before admission. Then the IUD was removed and a polyp was found at the IUD contact site. Two months before admission, endocervical polypectomy was performed. Lymphoma was suspected by histological examination and she was referred to our hospital...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152791/improving-venous-thromboembolism-vte-prophylaxis-for-hospitalized-malignant-hematology-bone-marrow-transplant-heme-bmt-patients
#5
John Dzundza, Archana Ajmera, Ashley Gustafson, Mimi Lo, Richard Fong, Larissa Graff, Bao Dao, Rebecca Young, Lloyd Earl Damon, Thomas G Martin, Rebecca Leah Olin
: 79 Background: Hospitalized patients on the heme/BMT service at our academic cancer center have historically not received pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis (VTEP) due to concerns regarding thrombocytopenia and bleeding risk. However, a retrospective review of heme/BMT admissions from 2009 to 2013 revealed that 59% of hospital-acquired VTE cases occurred at a platelet count > 50 x 10E9/L, suggesting missed opportunities for VTE prevention. METHODS: To implement VTEP on the heme/BMT service, a multidisciplinary quality improvement team developed a pilot intervention with 5 strategies: 1) identification of heme/BMT-specific contraindications to VTEP, 2) standardized use of VTEP for all heme/BMT patients unless contraindications are present, 3) hold parameter for platelet count < 50 x 10E9/L within the VTEP order, 4) note template to document VTEP plan, and 5) provider, nurse, pharmacist, and patient education...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105602/ibrutinib-a-review-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
#6
Emma D Deeks
Ibrutinib (Imbruvica(®)) is an oral irreversible inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase, a B-cell receptor (BCR) signalling kinase expressed by various haematopoietic cells, B-cell lymphomas and leukaemias. The drug is indicated for the treatment of certain haematological malignancies, including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), which are the focus of this review. In phase III CLL/SLL trials, ibrutinib monotherapy was more effective than chlorambucil in the first-line treatment of elderly patients (RESONATE-2) and more effective than ofatumumab in previously-treated adults (RESONATE)...
February 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066590/comparison-of-radial-endobronchial-ultrasound-with-a-guide-sheath-and-with-distance-by-thin-bronchoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-prospective-randomized-crossover-trial
#7
Su-Juan Zhang, Ming Zhang, Jun Zhou, Qiu-Di Zhang, Qian-Qian Xu, Xiong Xu
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial biopsy (TBB) using radial endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (REBUS-GS) has improved the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs). Because of the high cost of the GS, REBUS with distance (REBUS-D) has certain advantages. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic yield of the REBUS-GS and REBUS-D by thin bronchoscopy for PPLs. METHODS: Patients with PPLs were enrolled in a prospective randomized crossover study from August 2014 and July 2015...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999885/multidetector-ct-enterography-of-focal-small-bowel-lesions-a-radiological-pathological-correlation
#8
REVIEW
Farnoosh Sokhandon, Sayf Al-Katib, Lawrence Bahoura, Alexander Copelan, Daniel George, Dominic Scola
Focal small bowel lesions present a diagnostic challenge for both the radiologist and gastroenterologist. Both the detection and characterization of small bowel masses have greatly improved with the advent of multidetector CT enterography (MD-CTE). As such, MD-CTE is increasingly utilized in the workup of occult gastrointestinal bleeding. In this article, we review the spectrum of focal small bowel masses with pathologic correlation. Adenocarcinoma, the most common primary small bowel malignancy, presents as a focal irregular mass occasionally with circumferential extension leading to obstruction...
December 20, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978876/-application-of-cut-needle-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-submucosal-type-of-nasopharyngeal-neoplasms
#9
M Li, S H Qu, Y D Qin, J L Lu, G P Lan, Y Qin, Y Yang, Y F Si
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of cut needle biopsy in the diagnosis of submucosal nasopharyngeal neoplasms. Methods: Cut needle biopsy performed with automatic biopsy gun was applied in 17 cases with submucosal type of nasopharyngeal neoplasms.The bleeding quantity was recorded and the pain was measured by score. Results: Adequate biopsy sample for hispathological diagnosis was received from each of the 17 patients. And the hispathological diagnosis were consistent with the follow-up visit. The bleeding quantity ranged from 1 to 5 ml ((1...
December 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966419/-a-87-year-old-woman-was-run-down-by-a-hit-and-run-driver-and-cured-of-malignant-lymphoma
#10
Adam Christian Vilmar, Per Boye Hansen
A 87-year-old woman was run down by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bicycle. An acute computed tomography (CT) showed no fractures or internal bleedings but revealed an asymptomatic tumour in the colon transversum. During operation, a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was resected. Subsequent positron emission tomography/CT and bone marrow examination revealed no dissemination. No chemotherapy or radiation therapy was given. The patient was seen in the outpatient clinic every six months, and after two and a half year she is still in complete remission with a normal haemoglobin level...
December 12, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936890/incidental-findings-in-the-skeletal-musculature-on-computed-tomography
#11
Dominik Schramm, Annkathrin Justus, Andreas G Bach, Alexey Surov
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze intramuscular incidental findings identified on CT in a large patient cohort. METHODS: In the time period from 2010 to 2015, a total of 44,794 patients with several diagnoses were investigated by CT. Only those patients who underwent body CT including the neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvic regions after the i.v. application of a contrast medium were involved in the study. There were 4085 patients. On further analysis, only patients with intramuscular findings (IFs) incidentally detected on CT were included...
February 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917497/acquired-factor-xiii-inhibitor-associated-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#12
Christian P Nixon, Elizabeth H Prsic, Christine A Guertin, Ryan L Stevenson, Joseph D Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Acquired Factor (F)XIII deficiency is a very rare bleeding diathesis with a potentially fatal outcome, previously described in the context of autoimmune disorders and leukemias. There is minimal information on autoantibody characterization and the role of antifibrinolytic therapy in patient management. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old woman with a 3-month history of bruising and heavy menorrhagia presented with ongoing vaginal bleeding, symptomatic anemia, and a right thigh hematoma...
December 4, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913512/walking-a-tightrope-clinical-use-of-ibrutinib-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-in-the-elderly
#13
Marco Ruella, Pierre Soubeyran
Representative clinical case. A 74-year-old male patient was diagnosed with stage 3 mantle cell lymphoma in 2012. Because he was ineligible for intensive treatment (age, previous myocardial infarction [MI]), he received rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) chemoimmunotherapy for 6 cycles (reaching complete response) and then rituximab maintenance (RM) for 2 years. One year after the end of RM, he relapsed with disseminated disease. He was started on ibrutinib 560 mg/day...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894359/can-morphological-mri-differentiate-between-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-and-glioblastoma
#14
H Malikova, E Koubska, J Weichet, J Klener, A Rulseh, R Liscak, Z Vojtech
BACKGROUND: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare, aggressive brain neoplasm that accounts for roughly 2-6% of primary brain tumors. In contrast, glioblastoma (GBM) is the most frequent and severe glioma subtype, accounting for approximately 50% of diffuse gliomas. The aim of the present study was to evaluate morphological MRI characteristics in histologically-proven PCNSL and GBM at the time of their initial presentation. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated standard diagnostic MRI examinations in 54 immunocompetent patients (26 female, 28 male; age 62...
November 29, 2016: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854102/the-next-generation-of-targeted-molecules-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
REVIEW
Deepa Jeyakumar, Susan O'Brien
With the recent approval of several new targeted therapies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), there are now multiple options for its treatment. Inhibitors of Bruton tyrosine kinase (with ibrutinib being the first-in-class US Food and Drug Administration-approved agent) and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (with idelalisib as the first-in-class approved agent) are promising because they are generally well tolerated and highly effective against this malignancy. These agents may be particularly important in the treatment of older patients who are less able to tolerate the myelosuppression (and subsequent infections) associated with chemoimmunotherapy...
November 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843656/massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-caused-by-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#16
O Telci Caklili, H H Mutlu, Y Colak, E Ozturk, D Kosemetin Dover, I Tuncer
Massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a life-threatening emergency which needs urgent intervention. Hematological malignancies are very rare causes of this type of bleeding and they usually originate from duodenum. In this case we present a gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) causing massive upper gastrointestinal system bleeding. A 77-year-old male patient was admitted to emergency clinic with hematemesis and hematochezia. In physical examination patient was pale and sweaty; his vitals were unstable with a heart rate of 110 per minute and a blood pressure of 90/50 mmHg...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843428/a-rare-case-of-gastric-variceal-hemorrhage-secondary-to-infiltrative-b-cell-lymphoma
#17
Adrienne Lenhart, Juan Fernandez-Castillo, Keith Mullins, Reena Salgia
Portal hypertension commonly arises in the setting of advanced liver cirrhosis and is the consequence of increased resistance within the portal vasculature. Less commonly, left-sided noncirrhotic portal hypertension can develop in a patient secondary to isolated obstruction of the splenic vein. We present a rare case of left-sided portal hypertension and isolated gastric varices in a patient with large B-cell lymphoma, who was treated with splenic artery embolization. The patient is a 73-year-old male with no previous history of liver disease, who presented with coffee ground emesis and melena...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824386/noak-behandling-%C3%A3-kar-risken-f%C3%A3-r-gastrointestinal-bl%C3%A3-dning-kan-avsl%C3%A3-ja-allvarlig-sjukdom-%C3%A2-strukturerad-uppf%C3%A3-ljning-viktig
#18
Anna Haeggström, Dag Risberg, Faris Al-Kahlili, Åsa Gilstring, Ulrika Tullberg, Håkan Wallén
Gastrointestinal bleeding during treatment with non -vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) may be caused by malignant lesions Gastrointestinal bleeding due to underlying malignancy may not be uncommon in real life patients on non vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) like dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban. We performed a small pilot study in patients referred to endoscopy due to suspected gastrointestinal bleeding. In twenty NOAC-treated patients, we found four cases of manifest malignant colon tumors, one premalignant colon adenoma, and one gastric B-cell lymphoma...
November 7, 2016: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803086/advanced-gastric-cancer-linitis-plastica-presented-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
#19
Sehem Ghazala, Jawad Bilal, Irbaz Bin Riaz
An old man was found unconscious; on admission found to have disseminated intravascular coagulation with concern of upper gastrointestinal bleed after he was found to have melena. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy on admission showed diffuse thickened gastric folds, and biopsy showed mucosal oedema. Bone marrow biopsy concerning for lymphoma was obtained showed adenocarcinoma. MRI of the abdomen was significant for diffuse gastric wall thickening. A repeat endoscopic ultrasound showed a diffuse gastric wall thickening of 15 mm and submucosal tunneling technique biopsy suggested high-grade, invasive, signet ring adenocarcinoma of the stomach...
November 1, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759772/relationship-between-esophagitis-grades-and-helicobacter-pylori
#20
Patrícia Fernanda Saboya Ribeiro, Luiz Fernandao Kubrusly, Paulo Afonso Nunes Nassif, Irma Cláudia Saboya Ribeiro, Andressa de Souza Bertoldi, Venessa Caroline Batistão
Background: The Helicobacter pylori infection (HP) is related to the development of gastric lesions and lymphoma; however, it is not known if there is a relation with gastroesophageal reflux disease and reflux esophagitis. Aim: To evaluate HP's relationship with esophagitis in patients undergoing upper endoscopy. Methods: Observational, retrospective and cross-sectional study, being evaluated 9576 patients undergoing outpatient endoscopic examination during the period between January and December 2015...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
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