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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340171/immunohistochemical-approach-to-the-differential-diagnosis-of-meningiomas-and-their-mimics
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Camille Boulagnon-Rombi, Clémence Fleury, Caroline Fichel, Sophie Lefour, Aude Marchal Bressenot, Guillaume Gauchotte
The differential diagnosis between meningioma and others tumors can be challenging. This study aimed to evaluate different immunohistochemical markers for the differential diagnosis between meningioma and their morphological mimics. Immunohistochemistry was performed on tissue microarray with antiepithelial membrane antigen (EMA), progesterone receptor, somatostatin receptor 2A (SSTR2A), CD34, STAT6, S100, SOX10, HMB45, MelanA, GFAP, inhibin, and BCL2 antibodies. One hundred and twenty-seven meningiomas, 26 solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytomas (SFT/HPC), 39 schwannomas, 17 hemangioblastomas, 21 melanomas, 9 gliosarcomas, 5 neurofibromas, 9 peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors, 7 synovial sarcomas, and 5 malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors were included in the microarray...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335082/reporting-of-mitotic-rate-in-cutaneous-melanoma-a-study-using-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Patrick D Lorimer, Emily C Benham, Kendall Walsh, Yimei Han, Meghan R Forster, Terry Sarantou, Richard L White, Joshua S Hill
BACKGROUND: The seventh edition of the American Joint Commission on Cancer staging manual (AJCC7, published 2009), updated thin cutaneous melanoma staging protocols with the incorporation of mitotic rate (MR). In these patients, higher MR is associated with decreased survival. This study utilizes the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to evaluate MR reporting since AJCC7. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma from 1998 to 2013...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332777/diagnostic-performance-of-the-melafind-device-in-a-real-life-clinical-setting
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Christine Fink, Claudia Jaeger, Katharina Jaeger, Holger A Haenssle
BACKGROUND: MelaFind is a multispectral computer vision system intended to -provide additional information on melanocytic lesions suspected of being melanoma by -objectively assessing their three-dimensional morphology. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of the diagnostic performance of MelaFind in a real-life clinical setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this observational study, 360 pigmented skin lesions (PSL) in 111 patients were assessed by office-based dermatologists using MelaFind...
March 23, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332194/high-serum-vitamin-d-level-correlates-with-better-prognostic-indicators-in-primary-melanoma-a-pilot-study
#4
Alvin Lim, Ramin Shayan, George Varigos
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Sunlight is a major risk factor for cutaneous melanoma. However, its interaction with melanoma is complex. In particular, vitamin D is a UVB-derived hormone that has been shown to have anti-cancer effects. In this retrospective pilot study we sought to determine an association between the clinicopathological features of melanoma and the patients' corresponding serum vitamin D level. METHODS: In total, 109 primary melanomas diagnosed between 2001 and 2013 were retrospectively identified from our institutional database with a corresponding 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 level estimated within 6 months of diagnosis...
March 23, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331614/sudden-hearing-loss-in-a-melanoma-patient-on-pembrolizumab-an-etiology-not-to-be-omitted-in-the-differential-diagnosis
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EDITORIAL
Marc-Elie Nader, Jeffrey N Myers, Paul W Gidley
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have emerged as a promising therapeutic option for metastatic cancers. However, they have been associated with inflammatory adverse reactions in various organ systems. A recent article reported a case of sudden bilateral hearing loss that occurred in a patient with metastatic melanoma being treated with pembrolizumab. The authors attributed that complication to an autoimmune reaction secondary to the treatment. This commentary discusses the importance of considering the diagnosis of leptomeningeal metastasis in patients with metastatic melanoma who present with new cranial nerve deficits...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331352/skin-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease-potential-biomarkers-and-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Astrid-Helene Ravn, Jacob P Thyssen, Alexander Egeberg
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders, characterized by a symptom triad comprising resting tremor, rigidity, and akinesia. In addition, non-motor symptoms of PD are well recognized and often precede the overt motor manifestations. Cutaneous manifestations as markers of PD have long been discussed, and cumulative evidence shows an increased prevalence of certain dermatological disorders in PD. Seborrheic dermatitis is considered to occur as a premotor feature of PD referable to dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329666/risks-of-different-skin-tumor-combinations-after-a-first-melanoma-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-dutch-population-based-cohorts-1989-2009
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R J T Van der Leest, L M Hollestein, L Liu, T Nijsten, E De Vries
The aim of this study was to calculate risks of different type of subsequent skin cancers.All melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients included in the national Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) and all basal cell carcinoma (BCC) patients included in the regional Eindhoven Cancer Registry (ECR) between 1989 and 2009 were followed until diagnosis of a subsequent different skin cancer (melanoma, SCC or BCC), date of death or end of study. Cumulative risk, Standardized Incidence Ratio (SIR) and Absolute Excess Risk (AER) of subsequent skin cancers were calculated...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329663/prognostic-modeling-in-desmoplastic-melanoma-using-different-cutpoints-for-the-proportion-of-desmoplasia
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Michael E Ming, Adaobi I Nwaneshiudu, Xiao-Wei Xu, Giorgos C Karakousis, David E Elder, Rosalie Elenitsas
Currently, desmoplastic melanomas are commonly divided into "pure" desmoplastic melanoma (at least 90% desmoplasia histologically) and "mixed" (<90%), with pure having a better prognosis, but our understanding of the relationship between percent desmoplasia and prognosis is incomplete. We sought to determine whether a more refined grading system that examined extent of desmoplasia by percent in 10% increments would be a better prognostic model. We also sought to determine the optimal cutpoint for percent desmoplasia if a single cutpoint were used...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329637/dermatological-screening-of-an-elderly-population-the-rotterdam-study
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Martijn G H Sanders, Joris A C Verkouteren, Luba M Pardo
BackgroundThe recent WHO burden of disease project showed that the non-fatal skin disease related burden is high, but also that prevalence rates of many common skin diseases are not well documented. The aim of this study is to give an overview of (untreated) skin diseases in a population based sample of elderly.MethodsIn 2010, a full body skin examination (FBSE) was embedded in the Rotterdam Study, a prospective population based cohort study of an elderly white-skinned population in the Netherlands. The examination was conducted by a dermatology-trained physician and focused on most common skin diseases (e...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329600/delay-in-diagnosis-of-acral-melanoma
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Roberto Rheingantz da Cunha Filho, Leandra Matte, Ricardo Hohmann Camina
We report a 41-year-old woman presented with a 4-year history of an exuberant, erythematous tumor, with necrotic appearance of the right distal toe. The histopathology examination showed a nodular-ulcerative melanoma, with bone infiltration. Widespread metastases including the right ovary, peritoneum, and right breast were present. The patient was misdiagnosed for almost 4 years as having onychomycosis, ingrown nail and pyogenic granuloma.
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329595/pigmented-lesion-of-the-nipple-a-clinicopathological-challenge
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Júlia Vide, Artur César, Pedro Rodrigues Pereira, Filomena Azevdo
Differential diagnoses of pigmented lesions of the nipple include melanocytic nevus, melanosis of the nipple, seborrheic keratosis, pigmented basal cell carcinoma, melanoma and Paget disease. The histologic exam with appropriate immunohistochemistry is a fundamental tool to achieve a correct diagnosis. We present a patient with a pigmented lesion of her right nipple revealing mammary Paget disease and elucidate diagnostic obstacles and prognostic importance of early breast cancer detection.
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327196/primary-hepatic-angiomyolipoma-immunohistochemistry-and-electron-microscopic-observations-a-case-report
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Hidefumi Kubo, Hitoshi Yamazaki, Takemichi Okada, Yoshihito Takahashi, Yatsushi Nishi, Hiroaki Yokomori
BACKGROUND: Hepatic angiomyolipomas are a rare, benign group of mesenchymal tumors in the liver. Hepatic angiomyolipoma is sometimes misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma, and there is the possibility of a malignant transformation. Hence, the accurate diagnosis of this disorder is necessary. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old Japanese man was observed to have a space-occupying lesion of 15-mm diameter in the liver during a follow-up examination for a previously resected cecal carcinoma...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326880/psychiatric-comorbidity-and-suicidal-ideation-in-psoriasis-melanoma-and-allergic-disorders
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Maurizio Pompili, Marco Innamorati, Alberto Forte, Denise Erbuto, Dorian A Lamis, Alessandra Narcisi, Claudia Rea, Diego Orsini, Andrea D'Arino, Annalisa Arcese, Samantha Bellini, Sara Trovarelli, Gianluca Serafini, Mario Amore, Antonio Costanzo, Paolo Girardi
OBJECTIVE: Psychiatric disorders and suicide risk (especially in psoriasis) are frequent and disabling conditions in patients with skin diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the risk of suicide and stressful life events in a sample of patients with skin disease. METHODS: A sample of 242 dermatological patients (142 women and 100 men), 112 of which had psoriasis, 77 had melanoma, and 53 were suffering with chronic allergic diseases. Patients were administered the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS), and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326470/targeted-treatment-of-brain-metastases
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REVIEW
Nicole Shonka, Vyshak Alva Venur, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Brain metastases are the most common intracranial tumors in adults. Historically, the median survival after the diagnosis of brain metastases has been dismal and medical therapies had a limited role in the management of these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: The advent of targeted therapy has ushered in an era of increased hope for patients with brain metastases. The most common malignancies that result in brain metastases-melanoma, lung cancer, and breast cancer, often have actionable mutations, which make them good candidates for targeted systemic therapy...
April 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325493/determining-the-epidemiologic-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-of-oral-malignant-melanoma-by-using-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database
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Robert J Lee, Serena A Lee, Thomas Lin, Kevin K Lee, Russell E Christensen
BACKGROUND: The authors conducted a retrospective analysis to determine the epidemiologic, outcome, and prognostic factors in patients with oral malignant melanoma (OMM). METHODS: The authors used the US National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database to analyze patients with OMM from 1973 to 2012. Study variables included age, sex, race, decade of diagnosis, extent of disease, tumor size, treatment modality, and socioeconomic status (SES)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322032/fine-needle-aspiration-of-metastatic-melanoma-presenting-as-bilateral-breast-cysts
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Casey M Inouye, Ashley Cimino-Mathews, David Eisner, Dorothy L Rosenthal, Christopher J VandenBussche
Melanoma is the second most common non-hematopoietic malignancy after carcinomas to metastasize to the breast and often appears as a well-circumscribed, dense nodule on imaging. Although metastatic lesions presenting as bilateral cysts have been reported, this presentation is not common and may mimic benign breast cysts. We present a challenging case of metastatic melanoma presenting as bilateral breast cysts with spindled cytomorphology in a patient with a history of mammary carcinoma. Discordance between the spindled cytomorphology and the morphology of the core biopsy, which was similar to the patient's primary breast cancer, allowed for entertainment of other tumors and disease processes...
March 20, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318130/blue-nevus-like-and-blue-nevus-associated-melanoma-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Thore L Borgenvik, Tina M Karlsvik, Saikat Ray, Monica Fawzy, Nick James
BACKGROUND: Malignant blue nevus, blue nevus-associated melanoma and blue nevus-like melanoma are all terms used to describe malignant melanomas arising from, in association with, or resembling blue nevi. This review is aimed at summarizing the available literature to reduce the confusion surrounding this rare malignancy, and aid the surgeon in choosing further diagnostic or therapeutic measures. METHODS: We conducted a search of Medline, Embase, Science Direct, Scopus and the Cochrane Library for all full text articles published in English that reported on a malignant melanoma arising from, in association with, or resembling a blue nevus...
March 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314930/non-reproducible-sequence-artifacts-in-ffpe-tissue-an-experience-report
#18
Richard Ofner, Cathrin Ritter, Selma Ugurel, Lorenzo Cerroni, Mathias Stiller, Thomas Bogenrieder, Flavio Solca, David Schrama, Jürgen C Becker
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in sequencing technologies supported the development of molecularly targeted therapy in cancer patients. Thus, genomic analyses are becoming a routine part in clinical practice and accurate detection of actionable mutations is essential to assist diagnosis and therapy choice. However, this is often challenging due to major problems associated with DNA from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue which is usually the primary source for genetic testing. OBJECTIVES: Here we want to share our experience regarding major problems associated with FFPE DNA used for PCR-based sequencing as illustrated by the mutational analysis of ERBB4 in melanoma...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314541/risk-of-subsequent-primary-kidney-cancer-after-another-malignancy-a-population-based-study
#19
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Population-based data on the development of kidney cancer as a second malignant neoplasm following the diagnosis of other common malignancies are rare. This clinical scenario has been evaluated within the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SEER-9 database (1973-2013) was queried using the SEER*Stat program to determine the standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of kidney cancer development following each one of 10 common invasive malignancies (colorectal, breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, corpus uteri, urinary bladder, kidney/renal pelvis, cutaneous melanoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma)...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303962/identification-of-novel-chemotherapeutic-strategies-for-metastatic-uveal-melanoma
#20
Paolo Fagone, Rosario Caltabiano, Andrea Russo, Gabriella Lupo, Carmelina Daniela Anfuso, Maria Sofia Basile, Antonio Longo, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Rocco De Pasquale, Massimo Libra, Michele Reibaldi
Melanoma of the uveal tract accounts for approximately 5% of all melanomas and represents the most common primary intraocular malignancy. Despite improvements in diagnosis and more effective local therapies for primary cancer, the rate of metastatic death has not changed in the past forty years. In the present study, we made use of bioinformatics to analyze the data obtained from three public available microarray datasets on uveal melanoma in an attempt to identify novel putative chemotherapeutic options for the liver metastatic disease...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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