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Frozen sections

Alain C Borczuk
CONTEXT: -The use of frozen section in thoracic pathology includes assessment of peripheral lung lesions with lepidic pattern, with greater emphasis on evaluating lung-sparing resections and margin assessment. OBJECTIVE: -To review pitfalls of frozen section in thoracic pathology; in this setting, reduction of false-positive and false-negative diagnosis in lesion identification and margin assessment is critical. DATA SOURCES: -PubMed search of frozen section lung pathology yielded specific references related to the use of frozen section in the identification of lepidic lesions and the clinical recommendation for margin distance...
October 20, 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Nuray Erin, Tümay İpekçi, Bahar Akkaya, İrem Hicran Özbudak, Mehmet Baykara
Calcitonin Gene-related Peptide (CGRP), Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) and Substance P (SP) are sensory neuropeptides which may alter cancer growth through modulation of chronic inflammation. We recently reported that SP suppresses breast cancer growth and metastasis through neuroimmune modulation. These neuropeptides are hydrolyzed by Neprilysin (NEP) to bioactive fragments. Decreased activity of NEP was reported in clear cell and chromophobe type renal cell carcinoma (RCC). It is however not known how the levels of neuropeptides hydrolyzed with NEP changes in RCC...
October 19, 2016: Cancer Microenvironment: Official Journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society
Juul Verberne, Frank Risis, Luke Campbell, Scott Chambers, Stephen O'Leary
HYPOTHESIS: Scala tympani morphology influences the insertion dynamics and intra-scalar position of straight electrode arrays. BACKGROUND: Hearing preservation is the goal of cochlear implantation with current thin straight electrode arrays. These hug the lateral wall, facilitating full, atraumatic insertions. However, most studies still report some postoperative hearing loss. This study explores the influence of scala tympani morphology on array position relative to the basilar membrane and its possible contribution to postoperative hearing loss...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Eliot J Martin, Matthew L Carlson, Eric J Moore, Ryan S Jackson
OBJECTIVE: To report hemifacial spasm (HFS) as a rare presenting symptom of a benign parotid neoplasm involving the stylomastoid foramen. METHODS: Case report with literature review. RESULTS: An 18-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of a progressively enlarging right infra-auricular mass with new onset ipsilateral severe HFS. Clinical vetting unveiled a palpable 2 cm, firm, minimally mobile mass medial to the angle of the mandible...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Jan Filipovsky, Jitka Seidlerova, Otto Mayer, Petra Karnosova
OBJECTIVE: Accumulation of advanced glycation end-products (AGE) has been suggested to be involved in several pathophysiological processes in the vessel wall. Soluble isoform of receptor for AGE (sRAGE) acts as a decoy for capturing circulating AGE, thus preventing them from binding to the cell-surface receptor (RAGE) and protecting against the RAGE-AGE axis-elicited processes. We hypothesized that low sRAGE levels might be associated with increased arterial stiffness. DESIGN AND METHOD: In a cross-sectional design, we analyzed 1077 subjects, aged 25 to 64 years, from the Czech population-based study ("Post-MONICA")...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Roberto Bianchi, Gabriele Cozzi, Giuseppe Petralia, Sarah Alessi, Giuseppe Renne, Danilo Bottero, Antonio Brescia, Antonio Cioffi, Giovanni Cordima, Matteo Ferro, Deliu Victor Matei, Federica Mazzoleni, Gennaro Musi, Francesco Alessandro Mistretta, Alessandro Serino, Valeria Maria Lucia Tringali, Ioan Coman, Ottavio De Cobelli
To evaluate the role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in predicting upgrading, upstaging, and extraprostatic extension in patients with low-risk prostate cancer (PCa). MpMRI may reduce positive surgical margins (PSM) and improve nerve-sparing during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) for localized prostate cancer PCa.This was a retrospective, monocentric, observational study. We retrieved the records of patients undergoing RARP from January 2012 to December 2013 at our Institution...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Takashi Ibe, Natsuko Kawatani, Fumi Ohsawa, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Kimihiro Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT)-guided lung needle marking is useful to identify pulmonary nodules. However, certain complications sometimes trigger severe after-effects or death. So, we present a convenient and safe method by which small pulmonary nodules can be identified using a particular dye [2% (w/v) gentian violet]. METHODS: A patient is initially placed in the lateral operative position. Under CT guidance, a "magic marker" is used to identify the skin above the pulmonary nodule...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Varun Sahdev, Maarten Albersen, Michelle Christodoulidou, Arie Parnham, Peter Malone, Raj Nigam, Jamshed Bomanji, Asif Muneer
OBJECTIVES: To review the management and clinical outcomes of uni- or bilateral non-visualization of inguinal lymph nodes following dynamic sentinel lymph node biopsy (DSNB) in patients diagnosed with penile cancer and clinically impalpable inguinal lymph nodes (cN0). An additional objective was to develop an algorithm for the management of patients in which non-visualisation occurs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study over a period of 4 years comprising 166 patients with penile squamous cell carcinoma undergoing DSNB and followed up for a minimum of 6 months...
October 15, 2016: BJU International
Monica Jain, David L Krasne, Frederick R Singer, Armando E Giuliano
Parathyromatosis is a rare condition consisting of multiple nodules of benign hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue scattered throughout the neck and superior mediastinum. As a potential cause of recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism, parathyromatosis is a challenging condition to diagnose and treat. The optimal evaluation and management of patients with parathyromatosis is not well established. The reported case involves a patient who was initially diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism. The diagnosis of Type 1 parathyromatosis was made after the patient developed recurrent hyperparathyroidism with hypercalcemia and osteoporosis 17 years after the initial operation and underwent two additional operations...
October 14, 2016: Endocrine
Florence K Keane, Jennifer Y Wo, Cristina R Ferrone, Jeffrey W Clark, Lawrence S Blaszkowsky, Jill N Allen, Eunice L Kwak, David P Ryan, Keith D Lillemoe, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, Theodore S Hong
OBJECTIVES: Improved outcomes with FOLFIRINOX or gemcitabine with nab-paclitaxel in the treatment of metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) have prompted incorporation of these regimens into neoadjuvant treatment of locally advanced unresectable PDAC. Whereas some patients remain unresectable on surgical exploration, others are able to undergo resection after intensive neoadjuvant treatment. We evaluated outcomes and toxicity associated with use of intensive neoadjuvant treatment followed by intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) in combination with resection or exploratory laparotomy...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Verena Plodeck, Ulrich Sommer, Gustavo B Baretton, Daniela E Aust, Michael Laniado, Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann, Ivan Platzek
Pancreatic endometriosis is very rare with only a few cases reported in the literature. The imaging features are non-specific and the definitive diagnosis is usually only established after surgery. We report on a 68-year-old woman with left upper quadrant pain who demonstrated a mass in the pancreatic tail on imaging. Laboratory results showed only mildly elevated liver enzymes, tumor markers were within the normal range. A left pancreatectomy was performed, frozen section suggesting a benign lesion, and final histopathology confirmed endometriotic cysts...
September 2016: Acta Radiologica Open
Chien-Hung Chiu, Yin-Kai Chao, Yu-Wen Wen, Hsien-Kun Chang, Chen-Kan Tseng, Yun-Hen Liu
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer has the propensity to spread in a longitudinal manner (either proximally or distally), potentially resulting in the unexpected presence of microscopic disease at grossly tumor-free margins. The clinical significance of this phenomenon in patients treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT) remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence, predictors, and prognostic impact of microscopically positive proximal resection margins (PPRMs) in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) who received CRT...
October 11, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Qian-Qian Sui, Jiao Zhu, Xiangnan Li, Gillian E Knight, Cheng He, Geoffrey Burnstock, Hongbin Yuan, Zhenghua Xiang
A new multiple fluorescence in situ hybridization method based on hybridization chain reaction was recently reported, enabling simultaneous mapping of multiple target mRNAs within intact zebrafish and mouse embryos. With this approach, DNA probes complementary to target mRNAs trigger chain reactions in which metastable fluorophore-labeled DNA hairpins self-assemble into fluorescent amplification polymers. The formation of the specific polymers enhances greatly the sensitivity of multiple fluorescence in situ hybridization...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Molecular Histology
N Sung, H J Byeon, M D Salazar Garcia, A Skariah, L Wu, S Dambaeva, K Beaman, A Gilman-Sachs, J Kwak-Kim
Alterations in normal balance of B cell subsets have been reported in various rheumatic diseases. In this study, we report a woman with a history of recurrent pregnancy losses (RPL) and infertility who had low levels of memory B cells. A 35-year-old woman with a history of RPL and infertility was demonstrated to have increased peripheral blood CD19+ B cells with persistently low levels of memory B cell subsets. Prior to the frozen donor egg transfer cycle, prednisone and intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIg) treatment was initiated and patient achieved dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
O J Old, G R Lloyd, J Nallala, M Isabelle, L M Almond, N A Shepherd, C A Kendall, A C Shore, H Barr, N Stone
Barrett's oesophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition that can progress to oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Endoscopic surveillance aims to identify potential progression at an early, treatable stage, but generates large numbers of tissue biopsies. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) mapping was used to develop an automated histology tool for detection of BE and Barrett's neoplasia in tissue biopsies. 22 oesophageal tissue samples were collected from 19 patients. Contiguous frozen tissue sections were taken for pathology review and FTIR imaging...
October 7, 2016: Analyst
Friedrich Boettner, Gabriele Koehler, Alexander Wegner, Tom Schmidt-Braekling, Georg Gosheger, Christian Goetze
OBJECTIVE: The current study investigates the diagnostic accuracy of the criteria described for frozen sections and whether modern leukocyte specific staining techniques including leukocyte peroxidase and Naphtol-AS-D-chloroacetate-esterase will improve the accuracy of the intra-operative histology. METHOD: 77 patients undergoing revision total hip and knee arthroplasty were included in this retrospective study. Patients were grouped into septic and aseptic based on intraoperative cultures...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Ke-Kang Sun, Song Xu, Jinzhen Chen, Gang Liu, Xiaojun Shen, Xiaoyang Wu
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal neoplasms that arise in the gastrointestinal tract, accounting for ~1% of gastric malignancies. The present study reports the case of a GIST of the stomach in a 75-year-old man who presented with abdominal distension and anorexia for 1 month. Gastroscopy was unremarkable. Ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scans showed a giant intraabdominal cystic lesion of unknown origin. The lesion was initially believed to be a duplication cyst, a pancreatic pseudocyst or a liver cyst in the pre-operative diagnosis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Niccolo' Petrucciani, Giuseppe Nigri, Tarek Debs, Giulia Giannini, Elena Sborlini, Laura Antolino, Paolo Aurello, Francesco D'Angelo, Jean Gugenheim, Giovanni Ramacciato
BACKGROUND: During pancreaticoduodenectomy, frozen section pancreatic margin analysis permits to extend the resection in case of a positive margin, to achieve R0 margin. We aim to assess if patients having an R0 margin following the extension of the pancreatectomy after a positive frozen section (secondary R0) have different survival compared to those with R1 resection or primary R0 resection. METHODS: A systematic search was performed to identify all studies published up to March 2016 analyzing the survival of patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy according to the results of frozen section pancreatic margin examination...
September 13, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Kwaku Dad Abu-Bonsrah, Dongcheng Zhang, Donald F Newgreen
Chickens are an invaluable model for studying human diseases, physiology and especially development, but have lagged in genetic applications. With the advent of Programmable Engineered Nucleases, genetic manipulation has become efficient, specific and rapid. Here, we show that the CRISPR/Cas9 system can precisely edit the chicken genome. We generated HIRA, TYRP1, DICER, MBD3, EZH2, and 6 other gene knockouts in two chicken cell lines using the CRISPR/Cas9 system, with no off-target effects detected. We also showed that very large deletions (>75 kb) could be achieved...
October 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
Nuray Erin, Tümay İpekçi, Bahar Akkaya, İrem Hicran Özbudak, Mehmet Baykara
BACKGROUND: ADAM9, 10, and 17 are a class of disintegrins and metallproteinases with α-secretase activity. There are conflicting results regarding the role(s) of ADAM9, 10, and 17 in carcinogenesis, and only a few studies have examined their levels and cellular localization in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Studies examining changes in α-secretase activity in RCC compared to enzymatic activity of the uninvolved kidney are lacking. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 56 patients undergoing radical nephrectomy after the diagnosis of RCC...
September 28, 2016: Urologic Oncology
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