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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212053/transthoracic-echocardiography-pitfalls-and-limitations-as-delineated-at-cardiac-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Sachin B Malik, Natalie Chen, Rex A Parker, Joe Y Hsu
Transthoracic echocardiography ( TTE transthoracic echocardiography ) is a critical tool in the field of clinical cardiology. It often serves as one of the first-line imaging modalities in the evaluation of cardiac disease owing to its low cost, portability, widespread availability, lack of ionizing radiation, and ability to evaluate both anatomy and function of the heart. Consequently, a large majority of patients undergoing a cardiac computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination will have a TTE transthoracic echocardiography available for review...
February 17, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155209/do-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-atypical-lipomatous-tumors-have-greater-differentiation-potency-than-cells-from-normal-adipose-tissues
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Hiroyuki Inatani, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Kimura, Akihiko Takeuchi, Shinji Miwa, Takashi Higuchi, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi, Satoshi Yamada, Kiyofumi Asai, Takanobu Otsuka, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND: The p53 protein in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) regulates differentiation to osteogenic or adipogenic lineage. Because p53 function is depressed in most malignancies, if MSCs in malignancy also have p53 hypofunction, differentiation therapy to osteogenic or adipogenic lineage may be an effective treatment. We therefore wished to begin to explore this idea by evaluating atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma (ALT/WDL) cells, because murine double minute 2 (MDM2) gene amplification, which leads to p53 hypofunction, is found in almost all ALT/WDLs...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149104/lipomatous-meningioma-a-rare-subtype-of-benign-metaplastic-meningiomas
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Mehmet Onur Yüksel, Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Osman Tanrıverdi, Sevilay Akalp Özmen
Lipomatous meningiomas are extremely rare subtypes of benign meningiomas and are classified as metaplastic meningioma in the World Health Organization classification. We present a 77-year-old man presented with the history of a gradually intensifying headache for the last 3 months. A right frontoparietal mass was detected on his cranial magnetic resonance imaging. The patient was operated on via a right frontoparietal craniotomy, and histopathological diagnosis was lipomatous meningioma. Distinctive characteristics of lipomatous meningiomas were discussed with special emphasis to importance of immunohistochemical examinations, particularly for its differentiation from the tumors showing similar histology though having more aggressive character...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143811/lipomatous-tumours-in-adrenal-gland-who-updates-and-clinical-implications
#4
Alfred Lam
Adrenal lipomatous tumour is a group of adrenal tumours with a significant component of adipose tissue. According to the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumours of endocrine organs, adrenal myelolipoma is the only entity amongst the group of tumours being described. In the literature, other more recently documented adrenal lipomatous tumours included 24 lipomas, 32 teratomas and 16 angiomyolipomas. Rare fatty tumours of the adrenal gland comprised liposarcoma, hibernoma, adrenocortical tumours with fat component and rare adrenal tumours with fat component...
January 31, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139026/spindle-cell-lipoma-with-prominent-verocay-bodies-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall
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Mark McInturff, Bradley Graham
Spindle cell lipoma is a benign lipomatous neoplasm that tends to occur near the upper back, or posterior neck of adult males. The tumor has characteristic histology with variably cellular spindle cell areas surrounding mature adipose tissue. With the classic clinical history diagnosis is usually straight forward. However, the location and or histology may not always be so classic, in which case immunohistochemical stains may be helpful. We present a case of spindle cell lipoma with prominent Verocay bodies and a review of the literature to draw attention to possible diagnostic pitfalls...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123735/lipomatous-angiomyofibroblastoma-of-the-vulva-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Susumu Matsukuma, Ayano Koga, Ryohei Suematsu, Hiroaki Takeo, Kimiya Sato
Lipomatous angiomyofibroblastoma is extremely rare, with only 16 cases reported to date. We herein describe an additional case arising in the left vulvar region of a 49-year-old woman. The resected 5.3-cm yellowish tumor predominantly consisted of fat cells (85% of the tumor), together with medium- and small-sized vessels, multifocal fibrotic areas and pseudoangiomatous spaces. Spindle, rounded, and/or epithelioid tumor cells proliferated in a nest and/or cord-like pattern, or singly within perivascular fibrous tissues and between fat cells...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116271/intraosseous-lipoma-of-the-proximal-radius-with-extra-osseous-extension-leading-to-posterior-interosseous-nerve-compression-hrus-diagnosis
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S Narayan, V Verma Ahluwalia, P Singh Saharan, A Kumar Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Benign musculoskeletal lipomatous lesions are common in both soft tissue and bone. Imaging features of benign lipomatous lesions are often pathognomonic. Ultrasound (US) has been used to examine both soft tissue and bone tumors, allowing targeted CT or MRI examination of the region of interest. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old female presented with a four year history of palpable mass lesion just below the lateral aspect of right elbow with clinical evidence of posterior interosseous nerve compression...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105611/huge-mediastinal-liposarcoma-resected-by-clamshell-thoracotomy-a-case-report
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Michihito Toda, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Hiroaki Komatsu, Satoshi Okada, Kantaro Hara, Ryuichi Ito, Toshihiko Shibata, Noritoshi Nishiyama
BACKGROUND: Liposarcoma is the single most common soft tissue sarcoma. Because mediastinal liposarcomas often grow rapidly and frequently recur locally despite adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, they require complete excision. Therefore, the feasibility of achieving complete surgical excision must be carefully considered. We here report a case of a huge mediastinal liposarcoma resected via clamshell thoracotomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old man presented with dyspnea on effort...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070930/pituitary-adenoma-with-adipose-tissue-a-new-metaplastic-variant
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Chiara Caporalini, Anna Maria Buccoliero, Luigi Pansini, Selene Moscardi, Luca Novelli, Gianna Baroni, Lorenzo Bordi, Franco Ammannati, Gian Luigi Taddei
Pituitary adenomas are benign tumors representing approximately 15-20% of intracranial neoplasms. There have been few reports of metaplastic osseous transformation and about 60 cases of neuronal metaplasia in pituitary adenoma but adipose metaplasia has not been previously described in the English literature. Here we report a case of pituitary adenoma with metaplastic adipose tissue in a 58-year-old male patient. Histologically this case fulfilled the criteria of a non-functioning pituitary adenoma, and moreover a central area of adipose tissue, made by mature adipocytes, and many tumor cells, containing fat droplet were evident...
January 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050116/lipomatous-pseudohypertrophy-of-pancreas-with-coexisting-chronic-calcific-pancreatitis-leading-to-malabsorption-due-to-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency
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Devendra Nema, Sumeet Arora, Ashutosh Mishra
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December 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045832/low-fat-plexiform-spindle-cell-lipoma-with-prominent-myxoid-stroma-an-unusual-oral-presentation-and-immunohistochemical-analysis
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Jessica Luana Dos Santos, Eduardo Akira Ocamoto, Luciana Yamamoto Almeida, Lucas Ribeiro Teixeira, Alfredo Ribeiro-Silva, Jorge Esquiche León
Spindle cell lipoma (SCL) and pleomorphic lipoma constitute a spectrum of lipomatous lesions with distinctive clinicopathological features. Multiple variants of SCL have been reported including fibrous, plexiform, vascular, pseudoangiomatous, low-fat/fat-free, and myxoid changes. This paper describes an unusual patient with a 1-cm submucosal nodular lesion excised from the buccal mucosa of a 55-year-old woman with classic histopathological and immunohistochemical features of "low-fat" plexiform SCL with prominent myxoid stroma, which initially suggested a soft-tissue myxomatous lesion other than SCL...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032156/complex-truncal-masses-in-the-setting-of-cloves-syndrome-aesthetic-and-functional-implications
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Jason M Weissler, Valeriy Shubinets, Martin J Carney, David W Low
BACKGROUND: Congenital lipomatous overgrowth, vascular malformations, epidermal nevi, and skeletal abnormalities (CLOVES) is a complex overgrowth syndrome with dramatic aesthetic and functional implications. The truncal masses characteristic of CLOVES syndrome are described as vascular malformations or lipomatous lesions with variable vascular components. Herein, we describe our single-institution experience with surgical excision of CLOVES-related truncal masses and discuss future directions in treatment of these complex anomalies...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990391/encephalocraniocutaneous-lipomatosis-haberland-syndrome-a-rare-case-report
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Ashish Jagati, Bela J Shah, Rima Joshi, Trusha Gajjar
Haberland syndrome or Fishman syndrome also known as encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL) is a rare, congenital neurocutaneous disorder. It is characterized by unilateral involvement of skin, eyes and central nervous system. We report the case of a 28-year-old woman who presented with soft lipomatous swelling over right temporal area with nonscarring alopecia of part of frontal and parietal region. The patient had a history of seizures and ipsilateral scleral dermoid. Computed tomography scan findings were suggestive of lipomas and calcification of falx...
November 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956103/transoral-robotic-surgery-tors-for-excision-of-a-retropharyngeal-intramuscular-lipoma
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Chase M Heaton, Saqib R Ahmed, William R Ryan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the feasibility, effectiveness, and improved morbidity profile of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for the excision of a retropharyngeal intramuscular lipoma. METHODS: Case report of a robot-assisted transoral resection of a retropharyngeal intramuscular lipoma. RESULTS: A 62-year-old woman presented with tongue pain and globus with dysphagia for six months. Transoral exam revealed a pharyngeal submucosal mass, and MRI demonstrated a prevertebral lipomatous lesion with protrusion into the airway...
December 9, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926363/benign-tumors-and-tumorlike-lesions-of-the-pancreas
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Olca Basturk, Gokce Askan
The pancreas is a complex organ that may give rise to large number of neoplasms and non-neoplastic lesions. This article focuses on benign neoplasms, such as serous neoplasms, and tumorlike (pseudotumoral) lesions that may be mistaken for neoplasm not only by clinicians and radiologists, but also by pathologists. The family of pancreatic pseudotumors, by a loosely defined conception of that term, includes a variety of lesions including heterotopia, hamartoma, and lipomatous pseudohypertrophy. Autoimmune pancreatitis and paraduodenal ("groove") pancreatitis may also lead to pseudotumor formation...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920848/a-systematic-investigation-of-sclerosing-mesenteritis-through-ct-and-mri
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Sotirios Apostolakis, Argyrios Ioannidis, Garyfalia Tsioga, Konstantina Papageorgiou, Georgios Velimezis
Sclerosing mesenteritis is primarily diagnosed through histologic and radiologic evaluation; however, only a few works provide a systematic description using MRI. This work presents the case of a 68-year-old male, who was admitted for a routine cholecystectomy. Intraoperativly, a large mass was identified dislocating the abdominal viscera. The microscopic examination revealed vascular congestion of the omentum. The contrast-enhanced CT and MRI scans revealed the presence of a heterogenous, lipomatous mass with lesions visible only in T2W and contrast-enhanced T1W MRI...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879515/atypical-spindle-cell-lipomatous-tumor-clinicopathologic-characterization-of-232-cases-demonstrating-a-morphologic-spectrum
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Adrian Mariño-Enriquez, Alessandra F Nascimento, Azra H Ligon, Cherwei Liang, Christopher D M Fletcher
The classification of atypical adipocytic neoplasms with spindle cell features remains challenging. To better define this category of low-grade lipomatous neoplasms, we present herein the clinical, histologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of a large series of 232 atypical spindle cell lipomatous tumors. The lesions affected 140 males and 92 females, at an average age of 54 years (range, 6 to 87 y), clinically presenting as a persistent or enlarging mass with a median size of 5 cm. The anatomic distribution of the tumors was wide, predominating in the limbs and limb girdles (147 cases, 63%), mainly in the hands and feet (17% and 11%, respectively), with equal distribution between subcutaneous and deeper locations...
February 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857981/lipomatous-meningioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Walid Radwan, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Cletus Cheyuo, Janice Ahn, Kymberly Gyure, Sanjay Bhatia
Lipomatous meningiomas are a very rare form of brain meningiomas consisting of fat accumulation within the tumor. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomographic (CT) imaging can be utilized to visualize the fat accumulations, but histopathologic staining is necessary in order to make a definitive diagnosis. The key histopathologic feature is the identification of adipocyte-like cells within the tumor, but other markers have also been identified. In this case report and review of the literature, we discuss how to recognize the symptoms associated with lipomatous meningiomas and the definitive treatment approach for these rare tumors...
November 2016: Case Studies in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833986/dermal-plexiform-spindle-cell-lipoma
#19
José Fernando Val-Bernal, Sandra Hermana
Spindle cell lipoma located in the dermis is uncommon. The plexiform variant of this tumor is rare. In fact, only six cases of this variant have been described previously. We report herein a case of dermal plexiform spindle cell lipoma with prominent myxoid matrix. A 47-year-old male patient presented with a solitary, 2.2 cm-cutaneous mass in the right buttock region that had slowly increased in size for over one year. The dermal lesion was characterized by a mixture of mature adipocytes, spindle shaped cells and inconspicuous ropey collagen bundles in a mucinous background...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821035/a-hitherto-undescribed-benign-mesenchymal-polyp-of-the-gallbladder-edematous-angiomyolipoma-like-polyp
#20
R Arcega, J X Wu, S Magaki, T R Donahue, H L Wang
We report a case of two peculiar gallbladder polyps in a sixty-four year old male who presented with symptomatic cholelithiasis. Cholecystectomy was performed, which revealed two polyps measuring 0.6 cm and 1.9 cm, located in the body of the gallbladder. Microscopic examination of the polyps showed composite mesenchymal lesions with vascular proliferation of small-to-medium sized arterioles, myoid stroma, and lipomatous periphery. The myoid component was characterized by wisps of bland smooth muscle fibers loosely separated by proteinaceous and focally myxoid matrix...
July 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
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