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Malignant giant cell tumor

Sarah Keller, Ryota Inai, Shuhei Sato, Akihiro Tada, Gerhard Adam, Jin Yamamura, Susumu Kanazawa
OBJECTIVE: The radiologic differential diagnosis of giant cell tumors (GCTs) is challenging because there is a risk of misdiagnosis of GCTs as malignant lesions such as atypically presenting osteosarcomas (OSs). This study aims to assess the feasibility of (201)Tl scintigraphy for the differential diagnosis of GCT and atypical OS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thallium-201 scintigraphy scans obtained between January 2006 and October 2015 of patients with histologically proven GCT (23 patients [male-to-female ratio, 15:8]; median age, 33...
October 11, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Bharat Rekhi, Vivek Verma, Ashish Gulia, Nirmala A Jambhekar, Subhash Desai, Shashikant L Juvekar, Jyoti Bajpai, Ajay Puri
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is mostly a benign tumor, but associated with recurrences and metastasis. Lately, denosumab is being utilized in the treatment of certain GCTBs. Twenty-seven tumors, analyzed in the present study, occurred in 16 males and 11 females (M: F = 1.45:1), in the age-range of 16 to 47 years (mean = 29.5, median = 29). Most tumors were identified in the tibia(6) and femur(6), followed by the humerus(3), radius(3), pelvis(3), fibula(3), sacrum(1), metacarpal(1) and metatarsal(1) bones...
October 8, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Matthias Benndorf, Jakob Neubauer, Mathias Langer, Elmar Kotter
PURPOSE: In the diagnostic process of primary bone tumors, patient age, tumor localization and to a lesser extent sex affect the differential diagnosis. We therefore aim to develop a pretest probability calculator for primary malignant bone tumors based on population data taking these variables into account. METHODS: We access the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute, 2015 release) database and analyze data of all primary malignant bone tumors diagnosed between 1973 and 2012...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
O B Pattanashetty, Dayanand B B, Arravind Pillai, Preetish Endigeri
INTRODUCTION: Dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma (DDCS) is a rare and malignant form of primary bone tumor refractive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It accounts for 1-2% of all primary bone tumors. Surgical resection, limb-salvage surgeries and amputation remain the mainstay of treatment. The prognosis of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma is poor. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 51-year-old male having a swelling and an ulcer distal to the left knee later diagnosed with dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma of proximal tibial and fibular metaphysis...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Samy L Habib, Noor Y Al-Obaidi, Maciej Nowacki, Katarzyna Pietkun, Barbara Zegarska, Tomasz Kloskowski, Wojciech Zegarski, Tomasz Drewa, Edward A Medina, Zhenze Zhao, Sitai Liang
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant and multi-system genetic disorder in humans. TSC affects around 25,000 to 40,000 individuals in the United States and about 1 to 2 million individuals worldwide, with an estimated prevalence of one in 6,000 newborns. TSC occurs in all races and ethnic groups, and in both genders. TSC is caused by defects or mutations in two genes, TSC1 and TSC2. Loss of TSC1/TSC2 leads to dysregulation of mTOR, resulting in aberrant cell differentiation and development, and abnormal enlargement of cells...
2016: Journal of Cancer
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
Xiaoning Guo, Tang Liu, Xiaoyang Li, Zhihong Li, Dan Peng, Xiangsheng Zhang, Qing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy of the resection of periacetabular malignant tumors and the reconstruction with modular endoprosthesis.
 METHODS: From August 2006 to December 2012, 22 patients with periacetabular malignant tumors, who received the resection and reconstruction with modular prosthesis, were retrospectively reviewed. There were 11 males and 11 females, and the average age was 44 (16-65) years old. Pathological results showed there were 13 cases of chondrosarcoma, 5 cases of osteosarcoma, 2 cases of Ewing's sarcoma, 1 case of maligant fibrous histiocytoma, and 1 case of giant cell tumor...
September 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
M E Haque, M A Rahman, I Kaisar, M F Islam, M A Salam
Angiomyolipoma (AML) is a benign tumor commonly found in kidney than extra renal sites. Most of the small renal angiomyolipomas are diagnosed incidentally on ultrasound and other imaging studies. Some renal AMLs present clinically when become very big, giant renal angiomyolipoma. Although almost all cases are benign, a relatively rare variant of epitheloid angiomyolipoma has got malignant potential and can even metastasize. Ultrasonography, CT and MRI scan are usually used for diagnosis of angiomyolipoma with high level of accuracy; even though some lesions may be confused as renal cell carcinoma on imaging studies...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
G A Frank, Yu Yu Andreeva, L V Moskvina, G D Efremov, S I Samoilova
The paper reviews the 2016 WHO classification of prostate tumors, notes the alterations made, and describes approaches to the diagnosis of cancer types and grades. It also gives original photomicrographs from the authors' collection. The main alterations were as follows: - The types of prostate adenocarcinoma were added by pleomorphic giant-cell carcinoma; oncocytic (8290/3) and lymphoepithelial (8082/3) carcinomas were excluded. - Grade III prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) was substituted for high grade PIN (8148/2)...
July 2016: Arkhiv Patologii
Eric C Huang, Varand Ghazikhanian, Xiaohua Qian
Giant cell-rich osteosarcoma is a rare histologic variant of conventional osteosarcoma that affects mainly the extremities. Extraskeletal giant cell-rich osteosarcoma is therefore exceedingly rare. Here, we report the first case of this uncommon tumor involving the parotid gland in a 62-year-old male who presented with initial right jaw swelling. Radiologic work-up revealed a 6.2 cm mass involving the right parotid gland. Fine-needle aspiration cytology showed numerous multinucleated giant cells in a background of dyshesive epithelioid cells and rare clusters of spindle stromal cells, suspicious for malignancy...
August 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Yu-Chien Kao, Yun-Shao Sung, Lei Zhang, Chun-Liang Chen, Shih-Chiang Huang, Cristina R Antonescu
Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFMT) is an uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm of uncertain differentiation and intermediate malignant potential. Recurrent gene fusions involving either PHF1 or BCOR have been found in 85% of OFMT, including typical and malignant examples. As a subset of OFMT still lack known genetic abnormalities, we identified two OFMTs negative for PHF1 and BCOR rearrangements, which were subjected to transcriptome analysis for fusion discovery. The RNA sequencing found a novel CREBBP-BCORL1 fusion candidate in an axillary mass of a 51 year-old male and a KDM2A-WWTR1 in a thigh mass of a 36 year-old male...
August 18, 2016: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
Frankie K Wong, Zachary S Zumsteg, Claude-Jean Langevin, Nabilah Ali, Shawn Maclary, Bonnie L Balzer, Allen S Ho
Primary mucinous adenocarcinomas of the salivary gland are rare malignancies defined by aggregates of epithelial cells suspended in large pools of extracellular mucin. We report a case of a giant mucinous adenocarcinoma of salivary gland origin, with low-grade cytoarchitectural features and neuroendocrine differentiation arising in the submental region. Grossly, the tumor measured 12.5 × 13.4 × 8.2 cm and replaced the bone and soft tissues of the anterior oral cavity. Microscopically, the neoplasm was composed of large extracellular pools of mucin, which contained papillary and acinar aggregates, and small nodules of ductal type epithelium with minimal nuclear enlargement, powdery chromatin and little pleomorphism...
August 17, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
Iulian Daniel Vîlcioiu, Dragoş George Zamfirescu, Ioan Cristescu, Andrei Ursache, Şerban Arghir Popescu, Cosmin Antoniu Creangă, Ioan Lascăr
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) represents one of the commonest bone tumors encountered by an orthopedic surgeon. The giant-cell tumor is generally classified as benign but the fast growing rhythm and the aggressive soft-tissue invasion may in some cases demonstrate a malign potential of the tumor. We present the case of an aggressive giant cell tumor in a young patient that was first diagnosed in our emergency department with a fracture of the distal femur after a low energy trauma. With further examinations, we discovered that the tumor was invading the both femoral condyles and was vascularized by three major arterial pedicles...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Shraddha A Adamane, Kedar K Deodhar, Amit M Gupta, George Karimundackal, Sangeeta B Desai
Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEH) is a rare vascular neoplasm, predominantly encountered in women, more often in the age group of 40 years and below. It is a tumor of borderline malignant potential with a clinical course intermediate between hemangioma and angiosarcoma. The tumor has variable prognosis, and treatment options include surgical excision in operable cases and chemotherapy in disseminated ones. The present report describes complete clinical, radiological, and histopathological features of PEH with osteoclast-like giant cells and metaplastic ossification in a 20-year-old boy who presented with dyspnea and episodes of hemoptysis with review of literature...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Helen Trichia, Olena Ignatova, Joanna Lekka, Maria Papazian, Panagiotis Manikis
BACKGROUND: Malignant myoepithelioma of the breast is an exceptionally rare, aggressive tumor with a diverse morphology, the cytological features of which have only occasionally been described. CASE REPORT: Our case comprises a 74-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital with an erythematous, inflammatory-like mass of her left breast with nipple ulceration, and clinically fixed to the chest wall. The woman underwent fine-needle aspiration and biopsy. The aspirates consisted mainly of loose aggregates of large, highly pleomorphic, polygonal epithelioid cells as well as aggregates of spindle cells with prominent, easily detectable mitoses and single, multinucleated pleomorphic giant cells...
2016: Acta Cytologica
Juan P Gurria, David M De Acosta, Niloufar Hafezi, Eman B Yousif, Ehab AlAmeer, Richard C Anderson
BACKGROUND: Primary malignant tracheal tumors are rare, accounting for approximately 0.2 % of respiratory tract tumors yearly, with squamous cell carcinomas and adenoid cystic carcinomas accounting for two-thirds of these cases. Sarcomatoid carcinomas are a group of poorly differentiated non-small cell lung carcinomas containing a component of sarcoma or sarcoma-like (spindle and/or giant cell) differentiation, categorized into five morphologic subgroups. Spindle cell sarcomatoid carcinoma is a rare variant of sarcomatoid carcinomas, consisting of only spindle-shaped tumor cells...
2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Giovanna Giordano, Roberto Berretta, Enrico Silini
BACKGROUND: In the ovary, sarcomatoid carcinoma has been reported only as mural nodules in epithelial malignant or borderline serous or mucinous cystic neoplasms, and in teratomas. In this paper we report a rare case of a solid sarcomatoid carcinoma of the ovary, without accompanying component of giant cells, pleomorphic cells, or glandular and other epithelial structures. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report refers to a sarcomatoid carcinoma of the ovary in in a 57 year-old woman with abdominal pain...
August 5, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Tina Shooshtarizadeh, Mandana Rahimi, Sajjadeh Movahedinia
INTRODUCTION: Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTOB) is a locally aggressive neoplasm that accounts for 5% of all primary bone tumors. This tumor overlaps in histopathologic and radiographic presentations with different malignant, benign, and metabolic giant cell-rich lesions. The purpose of this study is to evaluate p63 expression status in giant cell tumor of bone in comparison with other giant cell-rich lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study we examined immunohistochemical expression of p63 in a series of 100 giant cell-rich bone lesions, including 31 giant cell tumors of bone, 14 osteosarcomas (including 3 giant cell-rich variants), 18 aneurysmal bone cysts (including one solid variant), 8 non-ossifying fibromas, 17 chondroblastomas, 8 tenosynovial giant cell tumors, and 4 brown tumors...
July 14, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Hyun-Mi Lee, Kyeong A So, Mi Kyung Kim, Yoo Kyung Lee, In-Ho Lee, Tae-Jin Kim, Ki Heon Lee
Ovarian tumors are relatively rare in children and adolescent. The incidence of malignancies in these groups is 1% to 1.5%. The common histologic type is non-epithelial type such as germ cell tumors or sex cord-stromal tumors and only 10% to 17% of those are epithelial tumors. It is important to accurately diagnose in the early these rare tumors for proper staging and treatment to save the patient's life and fertility. We present a case of a 13-year-old girl with a giant ovarian mucinous borderline tumor.
July 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Masayuki Takahashi, Masaru Arima, Yohei Iwata, Kayoko Suzuki, Yoshikazu Mizoguchi, Makoto Kuroda, Kayoko Matsunaga
A 72-year-old male visited a nearby hospital with a large tumor in his occipital region, which had existed since 20 years. Since malignant tumor was suspected, he was referred to our department. At the initial consultation, an elastic-hard, yellow-brown, sessile tumor, measuring 8 × 7 × 5 cm and with a flat surface, was observed in the occipital region. The tumor was resected and covered with artificial dermis. Histopathologically, the lesion was composed of basal-cell-like cells with nest formation in the dermis...
May 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
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