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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152094/xenotransplantation-of-pediatric-low-grade-gliomas-confirms-the-enrichment-of-braf-v600e-mutation-and-preservation-of-cdkn2a-deletion-in-a-novel-orthotopic-xenograft-mouse-model-of-progressive-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma
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Mari Kogiso, Lin Qi, Holly Lindsay, Yulun Huang, Xiumei Zhao, Zhigang Liu, Frank K Braun, Yuchen Du, Huiyuan Zhang, Goeun Bae, Sibo Zhao, Sarah G Injac, Mary Sobieski, David Brunell, Vidya Mehta, Diep Tran, Jeffrey Murray, Patricia A Baxter, Xiao-Jun Yuan, Jack M Su, Adekunle Adesina, Laszlo Perlaky, Murali Chintagumpala, D Williams Parsons, Ching C Lau, Clifford C Stephan, Xinyan Lu, Xiao-Nan Li
To identify cellular and molecular changes that driver pediatric low grade glioma (PLGG) progression, we analyzed putative cancer stem cells (CSCs) and evaluated key biological changes in a novel and progressive patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) mouse model. Flow cytometric analysis of 22 PLGGs detected CD133(+) (<1.5%) and CD15(+) (20.7 ± 28.9%) cells, and direct intra-cranial implantation of 25 PLGGs led to the development of 1 PDOX model from a grade II pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA). While CSC levels did not correlate with patient tumor progression, neurosphere formation and in vivo tumorigenicity, the PDOX model, IC-3635PXA, reproduced key histological features of the original tumor...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148588/pleomorphic-mastocytoma-in-an-adult
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Vicente Exposito-Serrano, Eugenia Agut-Busquet, Lorena Leal Canosa, Jose Herrerías Moreno, Amparo Saez, Jesús Luelmo
A cutaneous mastocytoma (CM) is a clinical variant of cutaneous mastocytosis. It is defined as the presence of up to 3 isolated mast cell skin lesions. When only 1 lesion is observed, the patient is classified as having a solitary mastocytoma, and when 4 or more lesions are observed, the patient should be classified as having urticaria pigmentosa (1).
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147864/impact-of-who-2016-update-of-brain-tumor-classification-molecular-markers-and-clinical-outcomes-in-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma
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Raees Tonse, Tejpal Gupta, Sridhar Epari, Jayant Goda Shastri, Mamta Gurav, Nazia Bano, Rakesh Jalali
We present outcomes of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) and correlate the impact of clinical, pathologic and molecular markers. Between 2006 and 2016, 37 patients with histologically verified PXA form the study cohort. All underwent maximal safe resection; those who had good resection and young age were observed. Adjuvant radiotherapy was given in patients with some atypical features such as high MIB-1 index (> 5%), residual disease or at recurrence. Patients with anaplastic PXA were administered adjuvant radiotherapy and systemic therapy...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146074/corrigendum-to-diagnostic-utility-of-idh1-2-mutations-to-distinguish-dedifferentiated-chondrosarcoma-from-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-of-bone-hum-pathol-2017-65-239-46
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Shaoxiong Chen, Karen Fritchie, Shi Wei, Naser Ali, Kendra Curless, Tiansheng Shen, Anna T Brini, Farida Latif, Vaiyapuri Sumathi, Gene P Siegal, Liang Cheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143959/intracapsular-carcinoma-ex-pleomorphic-adenoma-of-the-parapharyngeal-space-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Remo Accorona, Diego Barbieri, Davide Farina, Davide Lombardi, Mario Bussi, Piero Nicolai
BACKGROUND: Carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma of the parapharyngeal space is an exceedingly rare entity. METHODS: The clinical records of two patients with primary carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma of the parapharyngeal space surgically treated at two different centers were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Despite ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology and magnetic resonance imaging, the correct diagnosis was preoperatively missed in both cases...
November 15, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141766/molecular-detection-and-characterization-of-wolbachia-pipientis-from-culex-quinquefasciatus-collected-from-lahore-pakistan
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Muhammad Sajjad Sarwar, Nusrat Jahan, Fatima Shahbaz
The gram-negative, pleomorphic endosymbiont Wolbachia is known to infect a large number of insects and other arthropods naturally. This bacterium modifies the host biology, mainly causing reproductive alterations including feminization, death of male, parthenogenesis, and importantly cytoplasmic incompatibility. Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility results in nonviable offspring and vector population suppression. In addition, this bacterium rapidly spreads and propagates within the host population...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141486/recurrent-pleomorphic-adenoma-is-treatment-considerably-delayed-thus-affecting-surgical-morbidity
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Eran Glikson, Doron Sagiv, Jobran Mansour, Lev Bedrin, Yoav P Talmi, Eran E Alon
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of late presentation of patients with recurrent pleomorphic adenoma (RPA) of the parotid gland. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of patients treated in our center. We examined patients demographics, disease characteristics, treatment, and outcome and as well as the time period length from the first discovery of a recurrent mass until seeking treatment at our clinic and its effect on morbidity. RESULTS: A total of 30 patients were included...
November 16, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137065/primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-bone-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Federica Recine, Alberto Bongiovanni, Roberto Casadei, Federica Pieri, Nada Riva, Alessandro De Vita, Laura Mercatali, Chiara Liverani, Chiara Spadazzi, Giacomo Miserocchi, Valentina Fausti, Dino Amadori, Toni Ibrahim
RATIONALE: Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a malignant sarcoma that can occur in different anatomic sites, including the bone, showing similar histological characteristics but heterogeneous clinical behavior and prognosis. Primary bone LMS was first described in 1965. It is a very rare sarcoma, accounting for <0.7% of all primary malignant bone tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 52-year-old male with primary bone LMS who presented with a solitary osteolytic lesion with focal cortical destruction in the left clavicle, seen on an x-ray and subsequent computed tomography (CT) scan...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135520/epithelial-myoepithelial-carcinoma-frequent-morphologic-and-molecular-evidence-of-preexisting-pleomorphic-adenoma-common-hras-mutations-in-plag1-intact-and-hmga2-intact-cases-and-occasional-tp53-fbxw7-and-smarcb1-alterations-in-high-grade-cases
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Soufiane El Hallani, Aaron M Udager, Diana Bell, Isabel Fonseca, Lester D R Thompson, Adel Assaad, Abbas Agaimy, Alyssa M Luvison, Caitlyn Miller, Raja R Seethala, Simion Chiosea
We hypothesized that there is a relationship between the preexisting pleomorphic adenoma [PA]), histologic grade of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinomas (EMCAs), and genetic alterations. EMCAs (n=39) were analyzed for morphologic and molecular evidence of preexisting PA (PLAG1, HMGA2 status by fluorescence in situ hybridization, FISH, and FGFR1-PLAG1 fusion by next-generation sequencing, NGS). Twenty-three EMCAs were further analyzed by NGS for mutations and copy number variation in 50 cancer-related genes. On the basis of combined morphologic and molecular evidence of PA, the following subsets of EMCA emerged: (a) EMCAs with morphologic evidence of preexisting PA, but intact PLAG1 and HMGA2 (12/39, 31%), (b) Carcinomas with PLAG1 alterations (9/39, 23%), or (c) HMGA2 alterations (10/39, 26%), and (d) de novo carcinomas, without morphologic or molecular evidence of PA (8/39, 21%)...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132723/ovarian-sex-cord-stromal-tumours-and-their-mimics
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REVIEW
Robert H Young
Sex cord-stromal tumours of the ovary include many of the most morphologically intriguing ovarian neoplasms and albeit many of them are rare, they factor into the differential diagnosis more often than their frequency might suggest. The most common malignant form, the adult granulosa cell tumour, may grossly simulate various surface epithelial neoplasms. Microscopically, confusion with endometrioid carcinoma may occur because the cords and microfollicles of the granulosa cell tumour may be mimicked by endometrioid carcinoma and the latter may have pale nuclei with nuclear grooves...
November 10, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131529/clinicopathological-characteristics-and-survival-outcomes-in-pleomorphic-lobular-breast-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-seer-population-based-study
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Li-Peng Yang, He-Fen Sun, Yang Zhao, Meng-Ting Chen, Nong Zhang, Wei Jin
The purpose of this study was to explore the clinicopathological features and survival outcome of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma (PLC) of breast, we identified 131 PLC patients and 460,109 invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) database. PLCs presented with increased lymph node involvement, older age, higher AJCC stage and grade, and lower median survival months (PLC 84 ± 51.03 vs. IDC 105.2 ± 64.39 P < 0.01). Compared to IDC patients, PLC patients were more inclined to be treated with mastectomy...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131510/pulmonary-pleomorphic-carcinoma-with-few-pd-1-positive-immune-cells-and-regulatory-t-cells-that-showed-a-complete-response-to-nivolumab
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Kazuaki Okamura, Yuichi Fukuda, Hiroshi Soda, Daiki Ogawara, Keisuke Iwasaki, Shinichiro Fuchi, Takayuki Suyama, Masataka Yoshida, Tatsuhiko Harada, Minoru Fukuda, Hiroshi Mukae
Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma has been shown to respond remarkably to PD-1 inhibitors; however, the biomarkers for this therapy have not been fully proven. We report a case of pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma with overexpressed PD-L1, in which a complete response to nivolumab was sustained for >14 months. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed few PD-1(+) immune cells and regulatory T cells in the tumor, in addition to predominant infiltration of CD8(+) cells and macrophages. Our findings suggest that the presence of a small number of PD-1(+) immune cells and regulatory T cells should be investigated as candidate therapeutic biomarkers...
November 13, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129333/pitfalls-in-the-interpretation-of-specimens-from-patients-with-testicular-tumours-with-an-emphasis-on-variant-morphologies
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REVIEW
Thomas M Ulbright
Accurate diagnosis of primary and metastatic tumours is essential in testicular cancer. While many cases are straightforward, some pose difficulties, especially when variant morphologies occur. Seminoma with 'atypical' features, including increased nuclear pleomorphism and crowding and greater cytoplasmic density with loss of membrane definition, mimics embryonal carcinoma, although ancillary features (fibrous septa, lymphocytes) and immunohistochemistry are of great help. Other deceptive seminoma features include prominent to exclusive intertubular growth, microcystic/tubular patterns, and signet-ring tumour cells...
November 9, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127695/management-of-the-other-retroperitoneal-sarcomas
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REVIEW
Piotr L Rutkowski, John T Mullen
The focus of this review is on the management of the less common sarcomas occurring in the retroperitoneal space, including solitary fibrous tumor (SFT), malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST), perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa), and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) of the psoas muscle. As for other retroperitoneal sarcomas, surgical resection is the mainstay of curative therapy, and multidisciplinary preoperative assessment, including percutaneous needle biopsy for histologic confirmation, is the basis for personalized management, as the surgical management, and the integration of systemic therapy and radiation therapy is unique to each histologic subtype...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127132/pleomorphic-sarcoma-of-the-breast
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Manoj P Rai, Vinod Kumar Mannelli, Samanjit Kandola, Edwin B Marinas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127023/interobserver-variation-among-pathologists-and-refinement-of-criteria-in-distinguishing-separate-primary-tumours-from-intrapulmonary-metastases-in-lung
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Andrew G Nicholson, Kathleen Torkko, Patrizia Viola, Edwina Duhig, Kim Geisinger, Alain C Borczuk, Kenzo Hiroshima, Ming S Tsao, Arne Warth, Sylvie Lantuejoul, Prudence A Russell, Erik Thunnissen, Alberto Marchevsky, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Mary Beth Beasley, Johan Botling, Sanja Dacic, Yasushi Yatabe, Masayuki Noguchi, William D Travis, Keith Kerr, Fred R Hirsch, Lucian R Chirieac, Ignacio I Wistuba, Andre Moreira, Jin-Haeng Chung, Teh Ying Chou, Lukas Bubendorf, Gang Chen, Giuseppe Pelosi, Claudia Poleri, Frank C Detterbeck, Wilbur A Franklin
Multiple tumor nodules (MTNs) are seen with increasing frequency in clinical practice. Based on the 2015 WHO classification of lung tumors, we assessed the reproducibility of the comprehensive histologic assessment (CHA) to distinguish second primary lung cancers (SPLC) from intrapulmonary metastases (IPM), looking for the most distinctive histological features. An international panel of lung pathologists reviewed a scanned sequential cohort of 126 tumors from 48 patients, recorded an agreed set of histologic features, including tumor typing and predominant pattern of adenocarcinoma, thereby opining whether the case was SPLC, IPM or a combination...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125996/characterization-of-wear-debris-released-from-alumina-on-alumina-hip-prostheses-analysis-of-retrieved-femoral-heads-and-peri-prosthetic-tissues
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Louis Rony, Pierre de Sainte Hermine, Vincent Steiger, Romain Mallet, Laurent Hubert, Daniel Chappard
We analyzed by SEM three alumina-on-alumina femoral heads obtained from three patients who underwent revision for an aseptic loosening of the acetabular component. In parallel, the peri-prosthetic tissues were analyzed histologically in search of wear debris coming from the ceramic. Stripe wears, abrasive streaks, craters, and areas with extensive biomaterial removal were evidenced on the three femoral heads by SEM. In the altered area, the structure of the ceramic composed of minute polyhedric grains packed together was evidenced...
November 4, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125455/ictv-virus-taxonomy-profile-pleolipoviridae
#18
Dennis H Bamford, Maija K Pietilä, Elina Roine, Nina S Atanasova, Ana Dienstbier, Hanna M Oksanen, Ictv Report Consortium
Members of the family Pleolipoviridae (termed pleolipoviruses) are pseudo-spherical and pleomorphic archaeal viruses. The enveloped virion is a simple membrane vesicle, which encloses different types of DNA genomes of approximately 7-16 kbp (or kilonucleotides). Typically, virions contain a single type of transmembrane (spike) protein at the envelope and a single type of membrane protein, which is embedded in the envelope and located in the internal side of the membrane. All viruses infect extremely halophilic archaea in the class Halobacteria (phylum Euryarchaeota)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122340/robot-assisted-excision-of-the-submandibular-gland-by-a-postauricular-facelift-approach-comparison-with-the-conventional-transcervical-approach
#19
R P Singh, E S Sung, C M Song, Y B Ji, K Tae
Various approaches have been described for excision of a submandibular gland including endoscopic and robot-assisted techniques. We present the outcome of excision by a robot-assisted postauricular facelift approach and compare it with the conventional transcervical approach. We studied 30 cases of excision of the gland for benign disease (16 transcervical and 14 robot-assisted), and collected clinical and personal data, and details of patients' satisfaction with the result. The most common conditions were sialadenitis (n=15) and pleomorphic adenoma (n=12)...
November 6, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118888/a-rare-cause-of-dyspnea-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-in-the-left-atrium
#20
Martin A Munin, Maria Silvia Goerner, Ignacio Raggio, Jorge Wisner, Alejandro Tettamanzi, Jose Godia, Maria Paula Penaloza, Javier Guetta
Primary cardiac tumors are a rare entity. The presence of a mass in the left atrium suggests myxoma as a first differential diagnosis. Here we present a rare case of a woman with exertional dyspnea with a large tumor in the left atrium. The patient was extensively studied with echocardiography, cardiac MRI, coronary angiography and computed tomography. Extracardiac neoplastic involvement was ruled out. The patient underwent surgery, the mass was removed, and the final diagnosis was an undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
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