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Pedal skin cancer

Maria de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy, Tania Dias Guimaraes, Antonio Hélio Oliani, José Maria Pereira de Godoy
AIM: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the reduction in the volume of the upper limbs with lymphedema after exercises using the apparatus-assisted program associated with contention mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Twenty-eight female patients were selected and referred for evaluation and treatment of lymphedema after breast cancer therapy. The ages of the women ranged from 42 to 72 years with a mean age of 57 years. Inclusion criteria were treatment of cancer associated to a difference of at least 200 mL between the edematous and the contralateral limbs...
2011: International Journal of General Medicine
Jiayong Liu, Zhiwei Fang, Shufeng Wang, Zhengfu Fan, Chujie Bai, Jing Chen, Pengxiang Wang, Zengli Wu
OBJECTIVE: To study the surgical resection and reconstruction methods of malignant melanoma on the heel. METHODS: Between July 2007 and June 2009, 15 cases of malignant melanoma on the heel were treated. There were 9 males and 6 females, aged from 32 to 71 years with a mean age of 47.2 years. Of them, 13 patients were initially treated, and 2 patients received repair after local excision. Tumor thickness was from 0.6 mm to 7.2 mm, and the size of the lesion was from 1...
November 2010: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Ivan R Bristow, David Ar de Berker
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma is a rare but potentially lethal form of cancer which may arise on the foot. Evidence suggests that due to misdiagnosis and later recognition, foot melanoma has a poorer prognosis than cutaneous melanoma elsewhere. METHODS: A panel of experts representing podiatry and dermatologists with a special interest in skin oncology was assembled to review the literature and clinical evidence to develop a clinical guide for the early recognition of plantar and nail unit melanoma...
September 28, 2010: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Daniel Yarmel, Linnie Rabjohn, Kevin Roberts, Suganthi Soundararajan
Squamous cell carcinoma is a well-known and prevalent form of skin cancer. Although commonly associated with areas of increased sun exposure, squamous cell carcinoma can also localize to the foot. Immunocompromised patients are also at an increased risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma, in comparison to individuals with a fully intact immune system. Furthermore, individuals with a history of human papilloma virus infection are at a heightened risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma, particularly in regard to the development of lower extremity lesions...
July 2008: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Susan M Walsh, Susan G Fisher, Ronald A Sage
Malignant melanoma is increasing at a rate faster than any other cancer in the United States. Location of the primary tumor on the foot is associated with poorer prognosis. This study evaluates a cohort of 148 patients with melanoma of the lower extremity (37 foot or ankle and 111 leg, knee, or thigh) diagnosed at a university medical center during a 32-year period. The mean follow-up for the foot/ankle patients was 44 months. The overall 5-year survival rate was 52% for patients with a primary melanoma of the foot/ankle compared with 84% for patients with a primary melanoma elsewhere on the lower extremity...
July 2003: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Anick Bérard, Lucien Abenhaim, Robert Platt, Susan R Kahn, Oren Steinmetz
The objective of this prospective case-control study was to identify and quantify demographic and clinical risk factors for venous ulcer disease, with special emphasis on heredity and physical activity. Patients presenting to a participating vascular surgery department between January and December 1997 with a first open venous ulcer served as cases. Controls were sampled among patients with subacute conditions such as skin problems, back pain, cold, headache/migraine, sore throat, and mild ear infections and were matched on referral physician, age (+/-5 years), and gender...
November 2002: Angiology
J A Aldrete, Couto da Silva JM
Despite the increasing popularity of intrathecal infusions to treat patients with long-term non-cancer-related pain, this therapy is not without serious side-effects. Five out of 23 patients who had intrathecal infusions of opiates for longer than 24 months developed leg and feet edema. As predisposing factors, cardiovascular disease, deep venous thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease, and venous stasis of the lower extremities were considered. Every patient who developed pedal and leg edema after the implantation of an infusion pump was also found to have leg edema and venous stasis prior to the time when the pump was inserted...
2000: European Journal of Pain: EJP
V N Giardina, B F Morton, G K Potter, R Mesa-Tejada, W C Waterfield
A 55-year-old woman had a history of prolonged vaginal bleeding. Dilatation and curettage confirmed poorly differentiated endometrial adenocarcinoma. After hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, and 5,040 cGy of postoperative irradiation, lung metastases developed, which temporarily responded to chemotherapy that included adriamycin and cisplatin. Metastatic lesions developed later in the left acetabulum and the hallux. The latter, clinically reminiscent of pyogenic granuloma, affected only skin. The poorly differentiated toe metastasis duplicated areas of the primary endometrial adenocarcinoma and was immunohistochemically similar to it...
February 1996: American Journal of Dermatopathology
T M Kuzel, S T Rosen, L I Gordon, J Winter, E Samuelson, K Kaul, H H Roenigk, P Nylen, T Woodworth
The purpose of this study was to investigate the biologic activity of DAB486IL-2 when administered three times daily, in terms of toxicity, pharmacokinetics, and anti-tumor effects in patients with IL-2R expressing hematologic malignancies, especially mycosis fungoides. 20 patients were enrolled in this dose escalation phase I trial. Patient cohorts were treated at levels of 0.03 mg/kg, 0.05 mg/kg, 0.07 mg/kg and 0.09 mg/kg every 8 hours for a total of 12 doses, every 21 days as toxicity and response warranted...
November 1993: Leukemia & Lymphoma
M Pontone, G K Potter, S J Berlin, P A Reiss, R S Levin, G M Mantell, D Gleitman, J M Kennelty, S D Simon, J B Kahn
Eccrine cancers are uncommon, but potentially recurrent, metastatic and fatal. Rarely, they are primary foot lesions. The literature records 46 foot cases, with age and sex given for 41. Various eccrine cancer types (most on the sole), affected all races, males predominating. Average age at diagnosis was approximately 55. A podiatric facility recorded eight cases among approximately 30,000 skin biopsies, during 15 years. Seven arose in women. Five arose in the great toe area. Three are porocarcinomas. Five are "adenocarcinomas" varying in degree of differentiation...
September 1994: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
G K Potter, H Strauss, R C Potter
Pedal metastases from visceral cancers, while rare, constitute a consideration in the presence of an otherwise unexplained mass in the skin, subcutis, or bones of the foot. Metastatic lesions may be presenting signs of visceral malignant tumors, or may remain occult for years after extirpation of the primary visceral lesion. The presented case depicts sudden activation and growth of an occult renal cell carcinoma metastasis in the subcutaneous tissue of a 69-year-old man's left fifth toe, 10 years after ipsilateral nephrectomy...
March 1991: Journal of Foot Surgery
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