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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435761/dual-energy-ct-in-head-and-neck-imaging
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REVIEW
Elise D Roele, Veronique C M L Timmer, Lauretta A A Vaassen, Anna M J L van Kroonenburgh, A A Postma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To explain the technique of Dual-energy CT (DECT) and highlight its applications and advantages in head and neck radiology. RECENT FINDINGS: Using DECT, additional datasets can be created next to conventional images. In head and neck radiology, three material decomposition algorithms can be used for improved lesion detection and delineation of the tumor. Iodine concentration measurements can aid in differentiating malignant from nonmalignant lymph nodes and benign posttreatment changes from tumor recurrence...
2017: Current Radiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432802/subsequent-malignancies-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Mehmet Gündüz, Mehmet Özen, Uğur Şahin, Selami Koçak Toprak, Sinem Civriz Bozdağ, Meltem Kurt Yüksel, Önder Arslan, Muhit Özcan, Taner Demirer, Meral Beksaç, Osman İlhan, Günhan Gürman, Pervin Topçuoğlu
We evaluated 979 patients for the development of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) and solid malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (allo-HSCT) as a late complication. We found 15 (1.5%) subsequent malignancies; three of these malignancies were PTLD, and twelve were solid tumors. The median time from allo-HSCT to the development of PTLD was 9 (3-20) months and that from allo-HSCT to the development of solid tumors was 93 (6-316) months. The cumulative incidence of evolving subsequent malignancy in patients was 1...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431167/performance-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-characterization-of-adrenal-masses-in-non-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study
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Carole Guerin, François Pattou, Laurent Brunaud, Jean-Christophe Lifante, Eric Mirallié, Magalie Haissaguerre, Damien Huglo, Pierre Olivier, Claire Houzard, Catherine Ansquer, Elif Hindié, Anderson Loundou, Cendrine Archange, Antoine Tabarin, Fréderic Sebag, Karine Baumstarck, David Taïeb
Context: Few prospective studies have evaluated the role of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) in the characterization of adrenal masses. Objective: To assess the performance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the malignancy diagnosis of adrenal masses in non-cancer patients. Design: Prospective multicenter study. Material and methods: The study population consisted of 87 patients (87 adrenal masses) referred to endocrine surgeons: 56 with mass diameter ≥40 mm and 31 with a diameter <40 mm and of indeterminate nature based on unenhanced and washout CT attenuation densities...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430616/evaluation-of-pituitary-uptake-incidentally-identified-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-scan
#4
Huijun Ju, Jinxin Zhou, Yu Pan, Jing Lv, Yifan Zhang
The clinical significance of pituitary uptake on routine whole body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) is not completely characterized. We seek to assess the potential differential diagnosis/underlying etiology of pituitary FDG uptake incidentally identified on routine PET/CT scans. A total of 24,007 PET/CT whole body scans in recent 5 years were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) > 4.1 in the pituitary glands were identified...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428680/coexistence-of-condylomata-acuminata-with-warty-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mirna Erman-Vlahovic, Jelena Vlahovic, Milanka Mrcela, Zlatko Hrgovic
INTRODUCTION: Condyloma acuminatum has previously been considered to be a benign growth with no malignant potential, but a review of the literature supports the concept that condylomata acuminata may precede or be associated with invasive squamous cell carcinoma (ISCC) or warty squamous cell carcinoma (WSCC). CASE REPORT: We present a clinical case of a 58-year old woman with large, slow-growing, exophytic tumor of external genitalia shaped like a cauliflower with the propagation to both legs and behind...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427435/prohibitin-targeting-peptide-coupled-to-ovarian-cancer-luteinization-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathways
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Nour M El-Etreby, Amany A Ghazy, Radwaa Rashad
BACKGROUND: Ovarian epithelial tumor (OET) is a silent disease of late diagnosis and poor prognosis. Currently treatment options are limited and patient response to treatment is difficult to predict so there is a serious need to delineate the real pathogenesis to predict tumour prognosis. Prohibitin (PHB) is an evolutionarily protein that regulates the cell cycle. TGF-β has been shown to be a positive and negative regulator of cellular proliferation and differentiation. The present study provides an overview on the role played by PHB1, TGF-β and LH in ovarian cancer...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426843/understanding-the-risks-and-harms-of-management-of-incidental-thyroid-nodules-a-review
#7
Jenny K Hoang, Xuan V Nguyen
Importance: Incidental thyroid nodules are defined as nodules originally detected in a patient with no thyroid-related clinical symptoms, examination findings, or suspected thyroid disease. Medical imaging for diseases in the neck, chest, and spine is a common source of incidental thyroid nodules. They are easily detected but poorly characterized. The next step is to decide whether the incidental thyroid nodule should be further evaluated with ultrasonography. Observations: Indiscriminate workup of incidental thyroid nodules with ultrasonography is not cost-effective and is potentially harmful...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426344/primary-pediatric-breast-lesions-comparing-the-prevalence-of-malignancies-in-the-middle-east-with-north-america-review-of-1031-cases
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Justine S Broecker, Nasim Khoshnam, Laura Thompson, Shady Anis, Nora Kamal, Scott Gillespie, Diana Kantarovich, Diana Metry, Mary Pate Mills, Rachel Drummey, Brianna Williams, Bahig M Shehata
Benign breast masses are uncommon but are becoming more recognized among the pediatric population. Malignant breast lesions are very rare. The aim of our study was to review and compare the demographics, clinical presentation, treatment, and outcomes of breast lesions, including primary malignancies, and to discuss theories that may explain why there is an increased rate of breast cancers diagnosed at a younger age in the Egyptian population. A total of 1031 cases were reviewed. Comparisons were made between the Egyptian (n = 846) and US (n = 185) cohorts...
April 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425771/review-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-intradural-spine-tumors
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Taylor E Purvis, C Rory Goodwin, Daniel Lubelski, Ilya Laufer, Daniel M Sciubba
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become an increasingly popular treatment modality for spinal tumors due to its noninvasive and targeted approach. Whether SRS has the promise of relieving pretreatment symptoms and providing local tumor control for patients with intradural spine tumors is still debated. This review explores the current literature on SRS treatment for both metastatic and benign intradural tumors, with a focus on differential use for intramedullary and intradural extramedullary neoplasms. Although mortality rates from underlying malignant disease remain high, SRS may benefit patients with spinal metastatic lesions...
April 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425402/what-is-changing-in-indications-and-treatment-of-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-of-the-liver-is-there-any-place-for-surgery
#10
Aristotelis Perrakis, Nikolaos Vassos, Robert Grützmann, Roland S Croner
Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is a common benign liver tumor, which occurs in the vast majority of the cases in young women. FNH represents a polyclonal lesion characterized by local vascular abnormalities and is a truly benign lesion without any potential for malignant transformation. A retrospective single institution analysis of 227 FNH patients, treated from 1990 to 2016 and a review of studies reporting surgical therapy of overall 293 patients with FNH was performed. Indications for resection with a focus on diagnostic workup, patient selection, surgical mode and operative mortality and morbidity have been analysed...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423433/-myositis-ossificans-traumatica-in-the-craniocervical-junction-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Andreas Reinke, Michael Kraus, Alexander Wild
Background Myosits ossificans (MO) is a rare but important differential diagnosis for a heterotrophic bony tumor in the muscles. It is often misdiagnosed as a malignant tumor. With a previous trauma the diagnosis is myositis ossificans traumatic (MOT). In most cases, it is benign and predominantly seen in the big muscles. But there can be malignant etiologies too. Case Description We report a rare case of MO in the muscle of the craniocervical junction. This 37-year-old woman had a riding accident years ago...
April 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423361/next-generation-sequencing-reveals-microrna-markers-of-adrenocortical-tumors-malignancy
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Łukasz Koperski, Marta Kotlarek, Michał Świerniak, Monika Kolanowska, Anna Kubiak, Barbara Górnicka, Krystian Jażdżewski, Anna Wójcicka
BACKGROUND: Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare finding among common adrenocortical tumors, but it is highly aggressive and requires early detection and treatment. Still, the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant lesions is difficult even for experienced pathologists and there is a significant need for novel diagnostic methods. In this study we aimed to reveal a complete set of microRNAs expressed in the adrenal gland and to identify easily detectable, stable and objective biomarkers of adrenocortical malignancy...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421458/surgical-management-of-pancreatic-cysts-a-shifting-paradigm-toward-selective-resection
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REVIEW
Jon M Gerry, George A Poultsides
Due to the widespread use of high-quality cross-sectional imaging, pancreatic cystic neoplasms are being diagnosed with increasing frequency. Clinicians are therefore asked to counsel a growing number of patients with pancreatic cysts diagnosed incidentally at an early, asymptomatic stage. Over the last two decades, accumulating knowledge on the biologic behavior of these neoplasms along with improved diagnostics through imaging and endoscopic cyst fluid analysis have allowed for a selective therapeutic approach toward these neoplasms...
April 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421396/-11-c-methionine-pet-ct-findings-in-benign-brain-disease
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REVIEW
Reiko Nakajima, Ken Kimura, Koichiro Abe, Shuji Sakai
(11)C-methionine (MET) is one of the most commonly used positron emission tomography (PET) tracers for evaluation of malignant brain tumor, with MET-PET being a sensitive technique for visualization of primary and recurrent malignant brain tumors. However, previous reports have demonstrated MET uptake in lesions associated with benign brain diseases. These diseases usually show an increase in MET uptake similar to that of malignant tumors. This pitfall in MET-PET image interpretation is important not only for nuclear medicine professionals, but also for radiologists...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421271/-hereditary-bone-tumors
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D Baumhoer
Hereditary bone tumors are rare and result from mutations affecting cell cycle regulation (e.g. retinoblastoma syndrome/RB1 and Li-Fraumeni syndrome/TP53, Gardner syndrome/APC), energy metabolism (enchondromatosis/IDH1/2), complex signaling cascades (multiple hereditary exostoses/EXT1/2) and DNA integrity (Rothmund-Thomson/RECQL4, Werner/WRN and Bloom syndromes/BLM). The majority of syndromes are incompletely understood and can lead to multiple benign tumors, of which some might undergo secondary malignant transformation over time (enchondromatosis: enchondromas, multiple hereditary exostoses: osteochondromas, Gardner syndrome: osteomas) or bone sarcomas, primarily osteosarcomas as primary (Li-Fraumeni, Rothmund-Thomson, Werner and Bloom syndromes) or secondary manifestation (retinoblastoma syndrome) of the disease...
April 18, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419705/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mri-for-the-differentiation-of-benign-intermediate-and-malignant-solid-soft-tissue-tumors
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Haijun Wu, Shuixing Zhang, Changhong Liang, Hui Liu, Yanhui Liu, Yingjie Mei, Hongjun Liu, Zaiyi Liu, Fangping Xu
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM)-derived parameters for the differentiation of benign, intermediate, and malignant solid soft-tissue tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Institutional Review Board approved this prospective study, and informed consent was obtained. IVIM imaging was performed in 64 patients including 44 benign, 6 intermediate, and 14 malignant solid soft-tissue tumors at 1...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418352/-fatty-acid-synthase-in-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-neoplasms
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D O Allina, Yu Yu Andreeva, L E Zavalishina, L V Moskvina, G A Frank
The differential diagnosis of benign and malignant changes in the prostate presents still definite difficulties; the antibody panel existing for these purposes is imperfect. Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is an androgen-regulated enzyme required for de novo lipogenesis. A number of studies have noted increased expression of the gene encoding this protein in tumors and precancerous lesions of different locations. AIM: Тo estimate the diagnostic value of analyzing the expression of FASN in prostate neoplasias...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418343/the-use-of-human-epididymis-4-and-cancer-antigen-125-tumor-markers-in-the-benign-or-malignant-differential-diagnosis-of-pelvic-or-adnexal-masses
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Zehra Nihal Dolgun, Canan Kabaca, Ateş Karateke, Cem İyibozkurt, Cihan İnan, Ahmet Salih Altıntaş, Cihan Karadağ
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is one of the highest mortality cancers in gynaecology. Discrimination of benign masses from malignant ones may sometimes become a challenge for the clinician since there is not a reliable tumour marker, thus some unnecessary, highly morbid operations can be performed. AIMS: To explore the efficacy of human epididymis 4 (HE 4) and cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) markers in differentiating malignant and benign pelvic masses of ovarian origin and to identify the cut-off points for those markers...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417057/evaluation-of-shla-g-levels-in-serum-of-patients-with-prostate-cancer-identify-as-a-potential-of-tumor-marker
#19
Mohammad Hassan Heidari, Abolfazl Movafagh, Mohammad-Amin Abdollahifar, Shabnam Abdi, Mohamadreza Mashhoudi Barez, Hadi Azimi, Afshin Moradi, Amin Bagheri, Matineh Heidari, Jafar Hessam Mohseni, Maryam Tadayon, Hoda Mirsafian, Mahdi Ghatrehsamani
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer type in men and is the second cause of death, due to cancer, in patients over 50, after lung cancer. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a widely used tumor marker for prostate cancer. Recently, PSA is discovered in non-prostatic cancer tissues in men and women raising doubts about its specificity for prostatic tissues. PSA exists in low serum level in healthy men and in higher levels in many prostate disorders, including prostatitis and prostate cancer. Thus, a supplementary tumor marker is needed to accurately diagnose the cancer and to observe the patient after treatment...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415930/computed-tomography-guided-transthoracic-biopsy-factors-influencing-diagnostic-and-complication-rates
#20
Feride Fatma Görgülü, Fatma Yasemin Öksüzler, Süheyla Aytaç Arslan, Muhammet Arslan, İbrahim Ethem Özsoy, Orhan Görgülü
Objective This study was performed to assess the complication and diagnostic rates of computed tomography (CT)-guided transthoracic needle biopsy of pulmonary parenchymal and mediastinal lesions. Methods Patients who were suspected to have a malignancy based on chest imaging and CT and could not be otherwise diagnosed were evaluated. Results Sixty-five patients were included; 48 (73.8%) were male and 17 (26.2%) were female. Their average age was 58 years. The lesion size ranged from 11 to 105 mm. The most common specific histologic subtype was adenocarcinoma, and the least common was lymphoma...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
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