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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139277/tailor-management-to-the-patient-with-fibroids
#1
Marie O'Sullivan, Caroline Overton
Fibroids are benign, hormone-dependent tumours of uterine smooth muscle and connective tissue. They are commonly asymptomatic, but can cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure symptoms. Between 20 to 30% of women with heavy menstrual bleeding have fibroids. Fibroids are most prevalent in women aged 30-50 years and there may be a genetic predisposition. They are more common in black women than white women. Other risk factors include obesity and nulliparity. Asymptomatic women should only be referred if their uterus is palpable abdominally, if fibroids distort the uterine cavity or the uterus is larger than 12 cm in length...
March 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133752/proportion-of-uterine-malignant-tumors-in-patients-with-laparoscopic-myomectomy-a-national-multicenter-study-in-china
#2
Hua Yang, Xiao-Chuan Li, Chen Yao, Jing-He Lang, Hang-Mei Jin, Ming-Rong Xi, Gang Wang, Lu-Wen Wang, Min Hao, Yan Ding, Jie Chen, Jian-Qing Zhang, Lu Han, Cheng-Xiu Guo, Xiang Xue, Yan Li, Jian-Hua Zheng, Man-Hua Cui, Huai-Fang Li, Guang-Shi Tao, Long Chen, Su-Min Wang, An-Wei Lu, Ze-Hua Huang, Qing Liu, Ya-Li Zhuang, Xiang-Hua Huang, Gen-Hai Zhu, Ou-Ping Huang, Li-Na Hu, Mu-Jun Li, Hong-Lin Zhou, Jing-Hui Song, Lan Zhu
BACKGROUND: The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that the use of morcellation may cause fibroids or pelvic dissemination and metastasis of uterine sarcoma; therefore, the use of morcellation is limited in the USA. A large sample study is necessary to assess the proportion of uterine malignant tumors found in patients with laparoscopic myomectomy. METHODS: A national multicenter study was performed in China. From 2002 to 2014, 33,723 cases were retrospectively selected...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130003/spontaneous-tumor-lysis-syndrome-due-to-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-with-lung-metastases
#3
Vivek Alaigh, Debapriya Datta
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an oncologic emergency characterized by a combination of metabolic derangements (hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, and hypocalcemia) caused by rapid turnover from cell destruction in certain cancers. These metabolic derangements can lead to seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, renal failure, and death. TLS is usually seen after the initiation of chemotherapy for hematologic malignancies. TLS occurring spontaneously, without initiation of chemotherapy, is rare and its occurrence in solid tumors is rarer still...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126743/benign-and-malignant-pathology-of-the-uterus
#4
REVIEW
V Tanos, K E Berry
The diagnosis of a uterine myoma size and location can be very precise when a 3D sonograph and knowledge are available. The majority of fibroids are asymptomatic, and expectant management is recommended. In young patients, fibroids cause infertility and in middle-aged women, abnormal uterine bleedings. Laparoscopic myomectomy is the preferred way of surgery for IM and SS fibroids, versus hysteroscopy for SM fibroids. In both cases, the size, number of fibroids and the surgeon's experience determine the limitations of the MIGS...
October 16, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101329/prognostic-role-of-plasma-fibrinogen-in-patients-with-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-a-multicenter-study
#5
Christine Bekos, Christoph Grimm, Thomas Brodowicz, Edgar Petru, Lukas Hefler, Daniel Reimer, Horst Koch, Alexander Reinthaller, Stephan Polterauer, Mariella Polterauer
Fibrinogen has an important pathophysiological role in tumor cell progression and development of metastases in different types of cancer. The present study aimed to evaluate the role of pre-treatment fibrinogen plasma concentrations as a biomarker for tumor biology and prognosis in patients with uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS). Clinical data of patients with ULMS were assessed in this multi-center study Pre-therapeutic fibrinogen plasma concentrations were evaluated. We investigated the association between fibrinogen plasma levels and clinico-pathological parameters and performed univariate and multivariable survival analyses...
November 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078975/laparoscopic-myomectomy-and-morcellation-a-review-of-techniques-outcomes-and-practice-guidelines
#6
REVIEW
Laura M Glaser, Jaclyn Friedman, Susan Tsai, Angela Chaudhari, Magdy Milad
Laparoscopic myomectomy is a minimally invasive surgical approach to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids in women wishing for a uterine-sparing procedure. With careful patient selection, these procedures are associated with favorable reproductive outcomes and low perioperative morbidity. Current available methods for specimen retrieval include power and hand morcellation. The 2014 FDA safety warnings regarding power morcellation arose from concerns about the spread of occult malignancy and prompted widespread use of containment systems that may limit spread of myometrial cells...
September 29, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077232/insulin-like-growth-factor-ii-messenger-rna-binding-protein-3-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-uterine-leiomyosarcoma
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Nobuko Yasutake, Yoshihiro Ohishi, Kenichi Taguchi, Yuka Hiraki, Masafumi Oya, Yumi Oshiro, Mari Mine, Takeshi Iwasaki, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Kenichi Kohashi, Kenzo Sonoda, Kiyoko Kato, Yoshinao Oda
AIMS: We aimed to identify the prognostic factors of uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS). METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed 6160 cases of surgically resected ULMSs and investigated conventional clinicopathological factors, together with the expressions of insulin-like growth factor II messenger RNA-binding protein-3 (IMP3), hormone receptors and cell cycle regulatory markers by immunohistochemistry. In addition, mediator complex subunit 12 (MED12) mutation analysis was also performed...
October 27, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075126/dna-fragmentation-factors-40-and-45-dff40-dff45-and-b-cell-lymphoma-2-bcl-2-protein-are-underexpressed-in-uterine-leiomyosarcomas-and-may-predict-survival
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Tomasz Banas, Kazimierz Pitynski, Krzysztof Okon, Aleksandra Czerw
OBJECTIVES: DNA fragmentation factors 40 and 45 (DFF40 and DFF45) are responsible for final DNA-laddering during apoptosis, whereas Bcl-2 (B-cell lymphoma 2) is an apoptosis inhibitor. Our aim was to investigate the expression of DFF40, DFF45, and Bcl-2 in uterine leiomyosarcomas (uLMS), leiomyomas (uLM), and the normal myometrium. Furthermore, the correlation between DFF40, DFF45, and Bcl-2 expression and clinicopathological parameters in leiomyosarcomas was assessed. Their prognostic value in disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) was also calculated...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063609/integrated-genome-analysis-of-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-to-identify-novel-driver-genes-and-targetable-pathways
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Tine Cuppens, Matthieu Moisse, Jeroen Depreeuw, Daniela Annibali, Eva Colas, Antonio Gil-Moreno, Jutta Huvila, Olli Carpén, Michal Zikán, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Philippe Moerman, Sabrina Croce, Diether Lambrechts, Frédéric Amant
Uterine leiomyosarcomas (uLMS) are rare, aggressive malignancies for which limited treatment options are available. To gain novel molecular insights into uLMS and identify potential novel therapeutic targets, we characterized 84 uLMS samples for genome-wide somatic copy number alterations, mutations, gene fusions and gene expression, and performed a data integration analysis. We found that alterations affecting TP53, RB1, PTEN, MED12, YWHAE and VIPR2 were present in the majority of uLMS. Pathway analyses additionally revealed that the PI3K/AKT/mTOR, estrogen-mediated S-phase entry and DNA damage response signaling pathways, for which inhibitors have already been developed and approved, frequently harbored genetic changes...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040191/incidence-patterns-and-survival-of-gynecological-sarcoma-in-germany-analysis-of-population-based-cancer-registry-data-on-1066-women
#10
Klaus Pietzner, Nina Buttmann-Schweiger, Jalid Sehouli, Klaus Kraywinkel
OBJECTIVE: Sarcomas of the female genital tract are rare tumors. They are described to be associated with a poor prognosis when compared with gynecogical carcinoma. The aim of this study was to report incidence patterns and survival rates for gynecological sarcoma (GS) in Germany. METHODS/MATERIALS: Clinical data and survival rates for patients with GS diagnosed in Germany between 2009 and 2013 were extracted from the German national center for population-based cancer registry data...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988669/-meningeal-metastasis-of-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Pablo Sosa, Gabriela Cuadra, Raul Hidalgo
Brain metastases are the most commonly seen intracranial lesions in adults. What is more, meningiomas are the most common primary intracranial tumours after gliomas and their imaging characteristics are well known in both CT and MRI scans. However, there are lesions that can mimic meningiomas in imaging studies, including metastases of extracranial tumours, confronting us with a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We present the case of a patient with meningeal metastasis of a uterine leiomyosarcoma that was not known at the time of the surgical intervention...
October 4, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983164/extensively-metastasizing-leiomyosarcoma-a-diagnostic-challenge
#12
Arvind Ahuja, Poojan Agarwal, Rohan Sardana, Suryanarayanan Bhaskar
Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) is a rare malignancy of the female genital tract and carries an extremely poor 5-year survival rate. It is known to metastasize early and to distant sites owing to a high propensity for hematogeneous spread. Lung, peritoneum, liver, and bone are relatively common sites of metastasis. Patient age, tumor size, FIGO stage, and grade of the tumor are important criteria for predicting metastasis. The incidence of ULMS is increasing, probably due to the use of improved imaging techniques and as a result of cancer patients' prolonged life expectancy...
July 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951264/discussing-sarcoma-risks-during-informed-consent-for-nonhysterectomy-management-of-fibroids-an-unmet-need
#13
Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Amy L Alexander, Anna E Strohl, Shohreh Shahabi
There is no reliable way to distinguish symptomatic uterine fibroids from sarcoma without a surgical specimen. Many women with a uterine sarcoma are initially managed without hysterectomy under a presumed fibroid diagnosis, without understanding sarcoma risks. Currently many alternatives to hysterectomy, including medical and procedural interventions, for treatment of fibroids are promoted. The sarcoma incidence among women with presumed fibroids is 0.29% (1/340) to 0.05% (1/2000). Nonmetastatic leiomyosarcoma has a 63% 5-year survival rate whereas metastatic leiomyosarcoma has a 14% 5-year survival rate...
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944109/a-case-of-renal-metastasis-of-uterine-leiomyosarcoma
#14
Petar Bajic, William S Gange, Robert H Blackwell, Arpeet S Shah, John Biemer, Maria M Picken, Alex Gorbonos
A 49-year-old woman with a distant history of uterine leiomyosarcoma underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for a 3.5 cm right renal mass, which was presumed to be a primary renal cell carcinoma. Surgical margins were negative, and the histologic analysis confirmed leiomyosarcoma. Uterine leiomyosarcoma is traditionally a locally aggressive disease with only rare reports of renal involvement. We report a case of a metastatic leiomyosarcoma to the kidney four years following initial treatment for uterine leiomyosarcoma...
July 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938732/prevalence-of-occult-leiomyosarcomas-and-atypical-leiomyomas-after-laparoscopic-morcellation-of-leiomyomas-in-reproductive-age-women
#15
G Pados, D Tsolakidis, V Theodoulidis, A Makedos, T Zaramboukas, B Tarlatzis
STUDY QUESTION: What is the prevalence of leiomyosarcomas and atypical leiomyomas after laparoscopic morcellation of fibroids in reproductive age women? SUMMARY ANSWER: No case of leiomyosarcomas but seven atypical leiomyomas were found in 1216 subjects. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Although uterine sarcoma is a rare entity affecting usually older peri- or post-menopausal women, the Food and Drug Administration discourages use of laparoscopic power morcellation of uterine fibroids...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933575/unexpected-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-woman-with-multiple-myomas-treated-with-ulipristal-acetate-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Paola Modaffari, Marta D'alonzo, Marta Garbagnati, Silvia Pecchio, Guido Menato, Nicoletta Biglia
Ulipristal acetate (UPA) has been recognized as an alternative strategy to surgery in the management of symptomatic women with uterine fibroids. We present a case report on a woman with hereditary fibrinogen deficiency exclusively treated with UPA for myoma-related menorrhagia and abdominal pain, who subsequently underwent a hysterectomy because of clinical worsening. A FIGO IB uterine leiomyosarcoma was found among multiple myomas. A review of the literature found two other cases of uterine leiomyosarcoma in patients treated with UPA: clinical data are reported...
September 21, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923359/difficult-choices-in-stage-i-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-it-s-okay-to-stand-there
#17
EDITORIAL
Martee L Hensley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919822/uterine-sarcoma-current-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
Charlotte Benson, Aisha B Miah
Uterine sarcomas comprise a group of rare tumors with differing tumor biology, natural history and response to treatment. Diagnosis is often made following surgery for presumed benign disease. Currently, preoperative imaging does not reliably distinguish between benign leiomyomas and other malignant pathology. Uterine leiomyosarcoma is the most common sarcoma, but other subtypes include endometrial stromal sarcoma (low grade and high grade), undifferentiated uterine sarcoma and adenosarcoma. Clinical trials have shown no definite survival benefit of adjuvant radiotherapy or chemotherapy and have been hampered by the rarity and heterogeneity of these disease types...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893210/distinct-molecular-subtypes-of-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-respond-differently-to-chemotherapy-treatment
#19
Yang An, Shuzhen Wang, Songlin Li, Lulu Zhang, Dayong Wang, Haojie Wang, Shibai Zhu, Wan Zhu, Yongqiang Li, Wenwu Chen, Shaoping Ji, Xiangqian Guo
BACKGROUND: Uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) is an aggressive form of soft tissue tumors. The molecular heterogeneity and pathogenesis of ULMS are not well understood. METHODS: Expression profiling data were used to determine the possibility and optimal number of ULMS molecular subtypes. Next, clinicopathological characters and molecular pathways were analyzed in each subtype to prospect the clinical applications and progression mechanisms of ULMS. RESULTS: Two distinct molecular subtypes of ULMS were defined based on different gene expression signatures...
September 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869928/atypical-uterine-smooth-muscle-tumors-a-retrospective-evaluation-of-clinical-and-pathologic-features
#20
Giuseppa Maltese, Caterina Fontanella, Stefano Lepori, Cono Scaffa, Giovanni Fucà, Giorgio Bogani, Salvatore Provenzano, Maria Luisa Carcangiu, Francesco Raspagliesi, Domenica Lorusso
BACKGROUND: Clinical characteristics combined with new biomarkers help discriminate between atypical uterine smooth muscle tumors (AUSMT) and leiomyosarcomas (LMS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected a series of leiomyomas (LM), AUSMT, and LMS. Estrogen receptors (ER), progesterone receptors (PR), p16, Ki-67, and p53 expression were assessed by immunohistochemistry. For AUSMT patients, immunohistochemistry evaluations were performed at the time of diagnosis and at recurrences...
September 5, 2017: Oncology
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