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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905120/incidence-of-contralateral-bilateral-nodes-in-the-human-papillomavirus-era
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Andrew G Tritter, Vikas Mehta, Madeleine Samuelson, Ginger deGravelle, Xiaohui Ma, Tara Medlin-Moore, Amol Takalkar, Gloria Caldito, Cherie-Ann O Nathan
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma has a more favorable prognosis when compared to HPV-negative disease, regardless of the presence of nodal metastases. However, the importance of contralateral neck treatment based on HPV status has not been well studied. Given the historically poor prognostic implications of cervical nodal metastases, this study sought to elucidate the relationship between HPV status and contralateral/bilateral nodal metastasis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
December 1, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904829/systemic-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-bordering-lupus-lymphadenitis-a-fresh-look
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Aram Behdadnia, Seyyed Farshad Allameh, Mehrnaz Asadi Gharabaghi, Seyed Reza Najafizadeh, Ahmad Tahamoli Roudsari, Alireza Ghajar, Morsaleh Ganji, Mohsen Afarideh
A 31-year old woman with persistent fever for 6 weeks and unresponsive to antibiotic therapy came for rheumatologic investigation. After computed tomography (CT) studies of her neck, thorax and abdomen revealed bilateral cervical, axillary and retroperitoneal lymph node enlargements, histopathologic evaluation of the resected nodes showed features of histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenopathy suggestive of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's lymphadenopathy. Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) involving the retroperitoneal nodes is extremely unusual and even more challenging to diagnose when there are no early signs of extranodal involvement or abdominopelvic pain...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902986/the-presence-of-hpv-dna-in-neck-lymph-node-metastasis-correlates-with-improved-overall-survival-of-patients-with-oropharyngeal-cancer-undergoing-surgical-treatment
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Eiji Shimura, Takanori Hama, Toshihito Suda, Masahiro Ikegami, Mitsuyoshi Urashima, Hiromi Kojima
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed how human papilloma virus (HPV) infection in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) affects the outcome of surgical therapy; furthermore, the relationship between the presence of HPV DNA and neck lymph node (LN) metastasis has not been well established. METHODS: A total of 65 patients who underwent surgery as a first-line therapy for OPSCC were enrolled in this study. In HPV-positive patients, the presence of HPV DNA in metastatic neck LN lesions was evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900254/pleomorphic-adenoma-involving-soft-tissue-overlying-the-anterior-border-of-ramus-of-the-mandible-a-rare-ectopic-presentation
#4
Naresh Kumar Sharma, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Arun Pandey, Vishal Verma
Ectopic pleomorphic adenoma is a rare presentation in sites other than major and minor salivary glands. In literature, cases of pleomorphic adenoma in the soft tissue of the neck, skin of the external auditory canal, subcutaneous layer of nose, and lymph node of mediastinum have been reported. We report a case of ectopic pleomorphic adenoma localized in the soft tissue over the anterior border of the ramus of left side of the mandible.
November 2016: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900225/internal-jugular-vein-thrombosis-in-isolated-tuberculous-cervical-lymphadenopathy
#5
Sanjay Khaladkar, Avadhesh Chauhan, Arijit Ghosh, Kunaal Jain, Surbhi Chauhan
Tuberculosis is a common infectious disease with a high prevalence in developing countries and presents a major public health issue. Internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombosis is a rare complication in tuberculous cervical lymphadenopathy. We report a case of 26-year male patient with a history of low-grade evening rise in fever, dry cough, loss of appetite, and loss of weight with swelling in lower neck on right side. Ultrasonography (USG) neck showed well-defined hypoechoic lymph nodes posterior to right IJV and common carotid artery in the lower neck at level IV and in the right supraclavicular region showing central necrotic areas with adjoining IJV thrombosis...
2016: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898186/human-papillomavirus-dna-detection-in-fine-needle-aspirates-as-indicator-of-human-papillomavirus-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-prospective-study
#6
Lars Sivars, David Landin, Linnea Haeggblom, Nikolaos Tertipis, Nathalie Grün, Cinzia Bersani, Linda Marklund, Mehran Ghaderi, Anders Näsman, Torbjörn Ramqvist, Cecilia Nordfors, Eva Munck-Wikland, Edneia Tani, Tina Dalianis
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has a better outcome than most head neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) and an HPV-positive lymph node metastasis likely has an HPV-positive oropharyngeal SCC origin. Determining HPV-status in cervical lymph nodes by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) may be useful for diagnosis. METHODS: FNACs from 66 patients with neck masses were prospectively examined for HPV DNA and HPV16 mRNA by a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assay, and the data correlated to diagnosis and HPV-status obtained from histopathological specimens...
November 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896425/probability-and-pattern-of-occult-cervical-lymph-node-metastases-in-primary-parotid-carcinoma
#7
Dominik Stodulski, Bogusław Mikaszewski, Hanna Majewska, Piotr Wiśniewski, Czesław Stankiewicz
The present study was undertaken to evaluate real probability and pattern of cervical occult lymph node metastases (OLNM) in primary parotid carcinoma (PPC). We carried out a retrospective analysis of 66 patients treated in years 1992-2010 due to PPC, who underwent elective neck dissection (END). In search of risk factors for OLNM, we analysed the following parameters: age, sex, pT-Status, tumour size, skin invasion, facial nerve palsy, tumour fixation, extraparotid extension, localization, grade, histology, intra/periparotid LN metastases (IPLNM)...
November 28, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896137/lymph-node-or-perineural-invasion-is-associated-with-low-mir-15a-mir-34c-and-mir-199b-levels-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Lucas O Sousa, Lays M Sobral, Camila S Matsumoto, Fabiano P Saggioro, Rossana V M López, Rodrigo A Panepucci, Carlos Curti, Wilson A Silva, Lewis J Greene, Andréia M Leopoldino
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are post-transcriptional regulators of eukaryotic cells and knowledge of differences in miR levels may provide new approaches to diagnosis and therapy. METHODS: The present study measured the levels of nine miRs in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) and determined whether clinical pathological features are associated with differences in miR levels. SET (I2PP2A) and PTEN protein levels were also measured, since their levels can be regulated by miR-199b and miR-21, respectively...
December 2016: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893540/eight-years-experience-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-melanoma-using-lymphoscintigraphy-and-gamma-probe-detection-after-radiocolloid-mapping
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Nathalie Pham Dang, Sophie Cassier, Aurélien Mulliez, Sandrine Mansard, Michel DʼIncan, Isabelle Barthélémy
BACKGROUND: Isosulfan blue dye peripheral injection is used in preoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) identification alone or, to increase sensitivity, in conjunction with radiocolloid mapping. However, isosulfan blue dye has certain drawbacks and limitations. OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the authors' experience of SLN biopsy using only radiocolloid tracer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2000 and 2008, 218 patients underwent SLN biopsy with radiocolloid mapping, preoperative localization by lymphoscintigraphy and intraoperative confirmation by gamma probe in primary malignant cutaneous melanoma...
November 23, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889695/retrospective-observational-study-of-occult-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-in-t1n0-tongue-cancer
#10
Takayuki Imai, Ikuro Satoh, Ko Matsumoto, Yukinori Asada, Tomoko Yamazaki, Shinkichi Morita, Satoshi Saijo, Jun-Ichi Okubo, Shun Wakamori, Shigeru Saijo, Kazuto Matsuura
OBJECTIVE: Delayed neck metastasis is the most significant prognostic factor for early tongue cancer. The main strategies for controlling cervical lymph nodes in Japan are elective neck dissection or watchful waiting. Elective neck dissection offers significantly better survival, but adversely impacts patient quality of life; consequently, here we investigated how to identify high-risk patients warranting elective neck dissection. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 67 patients with T1N0 oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma who underwent primary treatment in our department from April 2001 to March 2015...
November 25, 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886079/cerebellar-intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-and-motor-control-training-in-individuals-with-cervical-dystonia
#11
Lynley V Bradnam, Michelle N McDonnell, Michael C Ridding
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence that cervical dystonia is a neural network disorder with the cerebellum as a key node. The cerebellum may provide a target for neuromodulation as a therapeutic intervention in cervical dystonia. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess effects of intermittent theta-burst stimulation of the cerebellum on dystonia symptoms, quality of life, hand motor dexterity and cortical neurophysiology using transcranial magnetic stimulation...
November 23, 2016: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884018/blood-transfusion-during-radical-chemo-radiotherapy-does-not-reduce-tumour-hypoxia-in-squamous-cell-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck
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Liam Welsh, Rafal Panek, Angela Riddell, Kee Wong, Martin O Leach, Mahvash Tavassoli, Durdana Rahman, Maria Schmidt, Tara Hurley, Lorna Grove, Thomas Richards, Dow-Mu Koh, Christopher Nutting, Kevin Harrington, Kate Newbold, Shreerang Bhide
BACKGROUND: Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) undergoing radical chemo-radiation (CRT) frequently receive transfusion with packed red cells (PRCT) during radiotherapy on the basis that PRCT increases tumour oxygenation and overcomes hypoxia-induced radio-resistance. This is likely to be a significant oversimplification given the fact that tumour hypoxia is the result of several intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including many that are not directly related to serum haemoglobin (Hb)...
November 24, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882691/image-guided-fna-cytology-and-flow-cytometry-phenotyping-of-neck-lymphadenopathy-for-the-diagnosis-of-recurrent-lymphoma
#13
F Lumachi, A Fassina, R Tozzoli, A Tregnaghi, S M M Basso, M Ermani
OBJECTIVE: In patients with a history of lymphoma, each lymphadenopathy should be carefully evaluated. The aims of this study were to evaluate (i) the usefulness of high-resolution ultrasonography (US), US-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and flow cytometry phenotyping (FCP) together in the diagnosis of recurrent lymphoma, and (ii) whether these tools were independent predictors of correct results. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study with stepwise forward logistic regression analysis of results...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881018/a-different-prognostic-value-of-brafv600e-mutation-positivity-in-different-age-groups-of-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#14
E Takacsova, R Kralik, I Waczulikova, K Zavodna, J Kausitz
The aim of retrospective single-center study was to assess the prognostic value of BRAFV600E mutation positivity (BRAFV600E+) on disease persistence/recurrence in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). A total of 199 patients having had initial surgery with neck dissection in our hospital between 6/2009-6/2012 were included in the cohort. Excluded were patients with unifocal microcarcinoma ≤1cm. BRAFV600E mutation was tested from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded surgicaly removed tumors. All included patients were postoperatively treated with radioiodine...
November 24, 2016: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880014/inhibition-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-cetuximab-via-the-egfr-gep100-arf6-amap1-pathway-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#15
Yoshifumi Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Yasunao Kogashiwa, Toru Kimura, Yuma Matsumoto, Takashi Shionome, Masatake Asano, Koichiro Saito, Naoyuki Kohno
BACKGROUND: Despite improved survival by the addition of a monoclonal antibody against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), cetuximab, to chemotherapy or radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), cetuximab by itself is not a potent antiproliferative agent against SCCHN. We aimed to elucidate working mechanism of cetuximab in SCCHN. METHODS: The effect of cetuximab on the proliferation, migration, invasion, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and signaling events downstream of the EGFR were investigated in 4 SCCHN cell lines...
November 23, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878928/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-for-early-oral-cancers-westmead-hospital-experience
#16
Muzib Abdul-Razak, Hsiang Chung, Eva Wong, Carsten Palme, Michael Veness, David Farlow, Hedley Coleman, Gary Morgan
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has become an alternative option to elective neck dissection (END) for early oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) outside of Australia. We sought to assess the technical feasibility of SLNB and validate its accuracy against that of END in an Australian setting. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study consisting of 30 consecutive patients with cT1-2 N0 OCSCC referred to the Head and Neck Cancer Service, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, between 2011 and 2014...
November 23, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878772/chronic-lymphocytic-thyroiditis-does-not-influence-the-risk-of-recurrence-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-excellent-response-to-initial-therapy
#17
Marina S Carvalho, Pedro W Rosario, Gabriela F Mourão, Maria R Calsolari
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the recurrence in patients with papillary thyroid cancer and an excellent response to initial therapy, comparing those with and without chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. METHODS: This was a prospective study. Patients who met the following criteria were selected: diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer; submitted to total thyroidectomy followed or not by ablation with (131)I; and neck ultrasonography without abnormalities, nonstimulated thyroglobulina (Tg) ≤0...
November 23, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872522/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-n0-neck-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-oral-cavity-a-prospective-study
#18
K Shivakumar, Goel Vipin, Manjunath Suraj, B V Rajaram, Ramesh Rakesh, A Anuradha, K Hemanth
Oral cancers in India are very common. SLNB (sentinel lymph node biopsy) for the management of the cN0 neck provides proper staging with less morbidity. The study aims at assessment of the technical feasibility and accuracy of SLNB. Two by two table and Kappa statistic was used to compare SLN and END. In 14 cases out of 16 cases, SLN was identified. Sensitivity and specificity of 100 % were found. One hundred percent agreement was observed between SLN and END using kappa statistics. A meta-analysis of 19 studies showed 97...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872134/metastatic-trichilemmal-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-breast-cancer
#19
Chrysis Sofianos, Nkhensani Y Chauke, Alexandra Grubnik
Trichilemmal carcinoma (TC) is described as a very rare cancer of the skin adnexa.(1 2) Ninety per cent of the lesions present on the scalp. Prognostic factors in TC are limited to lymph node status and surgical margins, with no statistical significance observed for age or gender of the patient, size of tumour or locoregional recurrence. We present a 46-year-old black patient who developed TC during treatment for breast cancer. Postoperative histology of the scalp lesion excision confirmed no involved margins...
November 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871494/current-surgical-management-of-carotid-body-tumors
#20
Victor J Davila, James M Chang, William M Stone, Richard J Fowl, Thomas C Bower, Michael L Hinni, Samuel R Money
BACKGROUND: Carotid body tumors (CBTs) are rare. Management guidelines may include genetic testing for succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) mutations. We performed an institutional review of the surgical management of CBT. METHODS: A retrospective analysis (1994-2015) of CBT excisions at our institution was performed. Data obtained included demographics, genetic testing (if performed), intraoperative details, postoperative morbidity, and long-term outcomes. Data from the first CBT excision were included in patients with bilateral tumors...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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