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simple squamous cell carcinoma

Hua Shen, Xinyi Dai, Jun Chen, Jing Wang, Zhaofen Zhang, Zhengdong Cai
Reconstruction of scalp defects caused by tumor resection or trauma is very challenging. A majority of the surgeons prefer to use local flap rather than skin graft or free flap for scalp defects repair. The aim of this study is to investigate the technique of modified unilateral pedicled V-Y advancement flap for the reconstruction of scalp defect.A retrospective review was performed in a series of 18 patients who had a modified unilateral pedicled V-Y advancement flap to restore scalp defect from May 2013 to January 2017...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
S N Tamkovich, N V Yunusova, A K Somov, G V Kakurina, E S Kolegova, E A Tugurova, P P Laktionov, I V Kondakova
To increase the sensitivity and specificity of the developed methods for diagnosis of oncological diseases using exosomes of blood, a stage of pre-selection of tumor exosomes from a common pool of circulating microvesicles is required. In the present work, universal proteins have been identified, their expression has been increased in the exosomes of patients with colorectal cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, and lung cancer. The use of antibodies against major exosomal proteins will further develop a simple and high-performance method of affinity isolation of tumor exosomes...
January 2018: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
Richa Tiwari, Indrajit Sahu, Bihari Lal Soni, Gajanan J Sathe, Pankaj Thapa, Pavan Patel, Shruti Sinha, Chella Krishna Vadivel, Shweta Patel, Sayli Nitin Jamghare, Swapnil Oak, Rahul Thorat, Harsha Gowda, Milind M Vaidya
Keratin 8/18 the predominant keratin pair of simple epithelia is often aberrantly expressed in various squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) including skin-SCC. Its aberrant expression is correlated with increased invasiveness and poor prognosis of the same, although the underlying mechanism is still unclear. A previous report from our laboratory has shown K8 mediated regulation of α6β4 integrin signaling and thereby tumorigenic potential of oral-SCC derived cells. Another study on transgenic mouse model has shown that during skin carcinogenesis, K8 favors conversion of papillomas towards malignancy...
February 10, 2018: FEBS Journal
Alhadi Almangush, Ilkka Heikkinen, Nassira Bakhti, Laura K Mäkinen, Joonas H Kauppila, Matti Pukkila, Jaana Hagström, Jussi Laranne, Ylermi Soini, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Reidar Grénman, Caj Haglund, Antti A Mäkitie, Ricardo D Coletta, Ilmo Leivo, Tuula Salo
AIMS: Oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) has a relatively poor outcome and there is a need to identify better prognostic factors. Recently, tumour-stroma ratio (TSR) has been associated with prognosis in several cancers. This multi-institutional study evaluates the prognostic value of TSR from original HE-stained tumor-resection slides in a series of early-stage (cT1-2N0) OTSCC patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A TSR cutoff value of 50% was used to divide the patients into stroma-rich (≥50%) and stroma-poor (<50%) groups...
February 10, 2018: Histopathology
Namita Sinha, Matthew H Rigby, Michael L McNeil, S Mark Taylor, Jonathan Rb Trites, Robert D Hart, Martin J Bullock
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for low-stage (stage I/II, ie, T1N0/T2N0) squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity. However, a significant percentage of low-stage squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity will develop local recurrence and disease-related mortality. In this study, we stratified 64 patients with low-stage of oral tongue and floor of mouth patients into high-, intermediate- and low-risk categories based on existing histologic risk model. The classification of these risk categories was based on presence or absence of perineural invasion and evaluation of tumor-host junction for worst pattern of invasion and lymphocytic host response...
February 2, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Lai Nar Tung, Senchuan Song, Kin Tak Chan, Mei Yuk Choi, Ho Yu Lam, Chung Man Chan, Zhiyong Chen, Hector K Wang, Hoi Ting Leung, Simon Law, Yanmin Huang, Huacan Song, Nikki P Lee
Purpose: Tumor xenograft model is an indispensable animal cancer model. In esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) research, orthotopic tumor xenograft model establishes tumor xenograft in the animal esophagus, which allows the study of tumorigenesis in its native microenvironment. Materials and Methods: In this study, we described two simple and reproducible methods to develop tumor xenograft at the cervical or the abdominal esophagus in nude mice by direct injection of ESCC cells in the esophageal wall...
January 24, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Sedat Tatar, Yalçın Yontar, Selahattin Özmen
Background/aim: Various flap procedures have been described and used for the lower eyelids; however, the nasolabial flap is rarely employed. We herein aimed to present the clinical results of using the superiorly based nasolabial island flap for repair of surgical defects extending to the lateral lower eyelid. Materials and methods: Nine patients with a mean age of 62 +- 6 years underwent surgery for reconstruction of the lower eyelid.Results: The diagnosis of lesions was nodular basal-cell carcinoma (n = 5), superficial basal-cell carcinoma (n = 1), well-differentiated squamous-cell carcinoma (n = 1), and basosquamous-cell carcinoma (n = 2)...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Kimberley L Kiong, Ngian Chye Tan, Thakshayeni Skanthakumar, Constance E H Teo, Khee Chee Soo, Hiang Khoon Tan, Elizabeth Roche, Kaisin Yee, N Gopalakrishna Iyer
Objective: Orocutaneous and pharyngocutaneous fistula (OPCF) is a debilitating complication of head and neck surgery for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), resulting in delayed adjuvant treatment and prolonged hospitalization. As yet, there is no established test that can help in prompt and accurate diagnosis of OPCF. This study aims to determine the accuracy of bedside blue dye testing and its role as part of an algorithm for early diagnosis. We also analyze the risk factors predisposing to OPCF...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
Noriyuki Hirahara, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Yusuke Fujii, Shunsuke Kaji, Tetsu Yamamoto, Ryoji Hyakudomi, Takahito Taniura, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Takashi Kishi, Yasunari Kawabata
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study is to investigate the utility of prognostic nutritional index (PNI) as a simple and readily available marker in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 169 patients who underwent potentially curative esophagectomy, for histologically verified ESCC. We decided to set the optimal cutoff value for preoperative PNI levels at 49.2, based on the cancer-specific survival (CSS) and the overall survival (OS) by receiver operating characteristic curve analysis...
December 31, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
J Navarrete, J Magliano, M Martínez, C Bazzano
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is to completely excise a cancerous lesion and a wide range of reconstructive techniques of varying complexity are used to close the resulting wound. In this study, we performed a descriptive analysis of patients who underwent MMS, with a focus on wound closure methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a bidirectional descriptive cohort analysis of all MMS procedures performed by a single surgeon between November 2013 and April 2016...
December 14, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
Karen L Talia, W Glenn McCluggage
Adenocarcinoma of the cervix is less common than squamous cell carcinoma, although its relative prevalence is increasing. Oncogenic (high-risk) human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is implicated in the development of approximately 90% of all cervical adenocarcinomas. Of the remaining non-HPV associated tumours, the most frequent is gastric-type adenocarcinoma (GAS), which is recognised by the World Health Organization as a form of mucinous adenocarcinoma of the cervix. Minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA) of mucinous type (adenoma malignum) is considered an extremely well differentiated variant of GAS and is encompassed within the category of GAS...
February 2018: Pathology
Vatsala Kishore, Anuradha G Patil
Introduction: Cervical cancer still ranks as the most frequent cancer among women in India. Infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) results in precancerous lesions and invasive cervical cancer. Interaction of HPV oncogenic proteins with cellular regulatory proteins leads to upregulation of p16INK4A, a cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor. Therefore, p16INK4A overexpression is a surrogate biomarker of HPV infection making it useful in evaluating HPV associated premalignant and malignant lesions of gynaecological tract...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Alhadi Almangush, Matti Pirinen, Ilkka Heikkinen, Antti A Mäkitie, Tuula Salo, Ilmo Leivo
BACKGROUND: Tumour budding has been reported as a promising prognostic marker in many cancers. This meta-analysis assessed the prognostic value of tumour budding in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). METHODS: We searched OvidMedline, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science for articles that studied tumour budding in OSCC. We used reporting recommendations for tumour marker (REMARK) criteria to evaluate the quality of studies eligible for meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 16 studies evaluated the prognostic value of tumour budding in OSCC...
February 20, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
Natsuko Kakudo, Atsuyuki Kuro, Naoki Morimoto, Masakatsu Hihara, Kenji Kusumoto
We repaired a long horizontal defect in the lower lip caused by the resection of squamous cell carcinoma by reconstructing the white lip with a V-Y advancement flap and vermilion with a tongue flap. During this procedure, we deepithelialized the V-Y flap, lifted the upper margin of the flap and sutured it to the remaining upper margin of the lip, and then covered it with the tongue flap, resulting in the successful reconstruction of a thick lip. There were no postoperative complications in articulation or swallowing...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Mpho Kgomo, Taole R Mokoena, James A Ker
Introduction: Squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus is a common cancer among South Africans. Due to the absence of effective screening and surveillance programme for early detection and late presentation, squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage or when metastasis has already occurred. The 5-year survival is often quoted at 5%-10%, which is poor. Objectives: To determine the association between oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and non-acid gastro-oesophageal reflux disease...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
Bayan Maraqa, Isam Lataifeh, Lian Otay, Osama Badran, Yasar Qutaiba Nouri, Ibtihal Issam, Maysa Al Hussaini
Background and aims: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide and the 13th in Jordan. The cervical smear (Pap smear) is a simple approach to detect pre-cancerous cervical lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of abnormal cervical smears in women seen at the Early Detection/Community Outreach clinic of King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC). Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, reports of routine cervical Pap smears performed in the pathology department at KHCC from January 2007 to December 2016, were reviewed...
November 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Chandrashekhar Bande, Ajit Joshi, Mayur Gawande, Manish Tiwari, Vijay Rode
PURPOSE: Various surgical modalities have been advocated for the soft tissue reconstruction of oral cavity with variable results. This prospective study evaluates the utility of platysma myocutaneous flap (PMF) in the reconstruction of surgical defects followed by treatment of oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in terms of healing and functional outcomes. METHODS: In this prospective study, 47 patients with OSMF and 15 of OSCC were evaluated and selected for PMF reconstruction...
March 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jae Woo Park, Chul-Hwan Kim, Yong Chan Ha, Moon Young Kim, Sung Min Park
Objectives: TNM staging, especially for lymph node metastasis, is the scoring system most widely used among prognostic factors for cancer survival. Several biomarkers have been studied as serologic markers, but their specificity is low and clinical applications are difficult. This study aimed to establish a scoring system for patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) using platelet (PLT) and mean platelet volume (MPV) levels measured postoperatively and to evaluate their significance as prognostic factors...
October 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Hiroyuki Harada, Shogo Shinohara, Shinji Takebayashi, Masahiro Kikuchi, Keizo Fujiwara, Tetsuhiko Michida, Ryosuke Yamamoto, Kazuki Hayashi, Koji Saida, Yasushi Naito
Background: In Japan, there has been a lot of reports showing an association between facial flushing after light alcohol consumption and heterozygosity for inactive aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2). Persons with inactive ALDH2 may have a higher risk of alcohol-related oral, pharyngeal and esophageal cancers, compared with those with wild-type ALDH2. The purpose of this study was to examine whether flushers with oral or pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma have an increased risk of synchronous or metachronous cancer of the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract...
November 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
B Lallemant, S Moriniere, P Ceruse, M Lebalch, K Aubry, S Hans, G Dolivet, O Malard, Q Bonduelle, S Vergez
Posterior pharyngeal wall squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are rare and have an associated poor prognosis. Progress in transoral resection techniques, in particular, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), have renewed the role of surgery in their treatment. This article presents the oncological and functional results obtained by the French Group of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery for TORS for posterior pharyngeal wall SCC-curative surgery. This retrospective, multicentre study presents data collected between September 2009 and November 2013 for patients treated with TORS for posterior pharyngeal wall SCCs...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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