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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538900/study-of-448-cases-of-melanoma-in-situ-in-two-hospitals-in-rio-de-janeiro
#1
Luciana Pantaleão, Mayra Carrijo Rochael
The diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma in situ, considered to have excellent prognosis, has been increasingly frequent, with rare isolated reports of cutaneous melanoma in situ presenting recurrence, metastasis, and death. No specific study is found in the literature about these lesions of unexpected behavior. We describe the demographic and histopathological findings of 448 cases of cutaneous melanoma in situ in 369 patients, emphasizing the prognostic criteria of those with unfavorable outcomes, corresponding to 9 cases in which regression had no significant role...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538413/a-long-term-survivor-with-esophageal-melanoma-and-pulmonary-metastasis-after-single-stage-esophagectomy-and-lobectomy-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Tian Zhao, Feng-Wei Kong, Heng Wang, Dong Liu, Chun-Ying Wang, Jin-Hua Luo, Miao Zhang, Wen-Bin Wu
RATIONALE: The optimal therapeutic regimen for primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME) need to be further elucidated. Besides, the efficacy of surgery for PMME with remote metastasis is uncertain for its rarity. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein a previously healthy patient was admitted for dysphagia and fatigue, without significant weight loss. DIAGNOSES: The pathological and molecular tests revealed his diagnosis of BRAF-mutant, advanced PMME with localized pulmonary metastasis...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534378/secondary-malignant-tumors-of-the-parotid-gland-not-a-secondary-problem
#3
Antonio Pastore, Andrea Ciorba, Marco Soliani, Andrea Di Laora, Giorgia Valpiani, Chiara Bianchini, Francesco Stomeo, Roberto Merlo, Stefano Pelucchi
PURPOSE: To present the clinical features of patients with parotid gland metastasis, and compare the results with previously published series. Most of the relevant literature arises from case reports, while there are only few series reported, as secondary neoplastic lesions of the parotid gland are uncommon. METHODS: The medical records of patients with parotid gland metastasis, treated at the ENT Department of the University Hospital of Ferrara, between January 1st 1965 and December 31th 2014, were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528541/melanoma-frequency-among-symmetrical-spitzoid-looking-lesions-a-retrospective-study
#4
Claudia Costa, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Maddalena Napolitano, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Massimiliano Scalvenzi
BACKGROUND: Many efforts have been spent attempting to define clinical, histopathological and molecular markers for differential diagnosis of Spitz nevus and melanoma. Dermoscopy has been widely used but it may be not always sufficient. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed evaluating Spitzoid-looking lesions showing symmetry at clinical and dermoscopic examination in patients ≥ 12 years attending our Clinic from 2004 to 2014. Demographic, clinical and dermoscopic data were assessed for each lesion in order to highlight the most common characteristics which could help the differential diagnosis between Spitz nevus and melanoma when clinical or dermoscopic asymmetry is lacking...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527349/maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-pregnancy-associated-melanoma-report-of-two-cases-and-a-systematic-literature-review
#5
Elsa Mendizábal, Juan De León-Luis, Natalia R Gómez-Hidalgo, Laura Joigneau, Pilar Pintado, Patricia Rincón, Virginia Ortega, Santiago Lizarraga
OBJETIVES: Melanoma is one of the most frequent malignancies during gestation. However, oncological and perinatal management is still challenging. Our first objective is to describe the cases of pregnancy-associated melanoma (PAM) diagnosed in our centre between January-2004 and May-2015. Secondly, to perform a systematic review of the published articles analysing the maternal-perinatal outcomes of patients diagnosed with PAM. DESIGN, POPULATION AND METHODS: Obstetrical, oncological and perinatal variables were recorded in the case series...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525420/diagnostic-criteria-in-intraepithelial-pagetoid-neoplasms-a-histopathologic-study-and-evaluation-of-select-features-in-paget-disease-bowen-disease-and-melanoma-in-situ
#6
Amira Elbendary, Ruzeng Xue, Manuel Valdebran, Kara Melissa T Torres, Kruti Parikh, Inas Elattar, Eun Ji Kwon, Dirk M Elston
BACKGROUND: Paget disease, Bowen disease, and malignant melanoma in situ are intraepidermal neoplasms, characterized by the presence of pagetoid scatter of atypical cells in the epidermis. This study reviewed the frequency of select histologic criteria to validate their usefulness in the histologic distinction between these entities. METHODS: One hundred forty-four specimens with the diagnosis of Bowen disease, 144 specimens with Paget disease (mammary and extramammary), and 144 specimens with malignant melanoma in situ were examined microscopically to define frequencies of select histologic criteria present in each disease...
June 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524047/oestrogen-and-progesterone-receptor-in-melanoma-and-nevi-an-immunohistochemical-study
#7
Emi Dika, Pier Alessandro Fanti, Sabina Vaccari, Elisa Capizzi, Alessio Degiovanni, Agnese Gobbi, Bianca Maria Piraccini, Simone Ribero, Carlotta Baraldi, Giulia Maria Ravaioli, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Annalisa Patrizi
The effect of hormonal stimulation and fertility treatments, as well as their role in the development of malignant melanoma (MM), is still to be determined. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of oestrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and progesterone receptor (PR) in MM and nevi after hormonal stimulation. Immunohistochemical analyses were performed utilizing antibodies specifically directed against ERα and PR in MM and atypical nevi specimens from patients: (1) diagnosed during pregnancy, (2) diagnosed in the six months following delivery, or (3) who had undergone repetitive cycles of hormonal stimulation for in vitro fertilization in the year that preceded MM diagnosis...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522900/high-throughput-rna-sequencing-utility-for-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-colon-diseases
#8
EDITORIAL
Mamie Gao, Allen Zhong, Neil Patel, Chiraag Alur, Dinesh Vyas
RNA sequencing is the use of high throughput next generation sequencing technology to survey, characterize, and quantify the transcriptome of a genome. RNA sequencing has been used to analyze the pathogenesis of several malignancies such melanoma, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer. RNA sequencing can identify differential expression of genes (DEG's), mutated genes, fusion genes, and gene isoforms in disease states. RNA sequencing has been used in the investigation of several colorectal diseases such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), and irritable bowel syndrome...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516187/-the-aged-scalp-a-dermato-oncological-focus-point
#9
REVIEW
N Wroblewski, K Wylon, C Ulrich
Non-melanoma skin cancer and its precursor lesions are common diagnoses in dermatological practice, due to rising incidence and prevalence. Diagnosis is often clinical with subsequent histological confirmation. First-choice treatment for invasive carcinomas is complete surgical excision. Other therapeutic options, such as radiation or systemic therapies, should only be considered when excision is impossible. Mostly located on parts of the scalp that are poorly visible and accessible, particularly for elderly patients, these lesions are a challenge for physicians and patients alike...
May 17, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515997/primary-myxoid-melanoma-with-dermoscopic-findings
#10
Tugba K Uzuncakmak, Ilkin Zindanci, Ebru I Zemheri, Ayse S Karadag, Burce C Kuru, Necmettin Akdeniz
Myxoid melanoma is a rare variant of melanoma, which is characterized by atypical spindle cells and dense mucin deposition in dermis. This tumor is usually seen in elderly people with a similar progress in other variants of melanoma. A 28-year-old male presented to our outpatient clinic with a 6-month history of a slowly growing asymptomatic pink lesion on his arm. Dermoscopic examination revealed pink-white cristalline structures and blue-grayish ovoid globules. The lesion was totally excised with initial diagnosis of basosquamous carcinoma, amelanotic melanoma and basal cell carcinoma...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515583/cavernous-sinus-melanoma-a-rare-tumor
#11
Shaileshkumar Garge, Sunithi Mani, Alfred Inbaraj, Vedantam Rajshekhar, Priyanka Mohapatra
Primay melanoma of the cavernous sinus is very rare with only few cases reported in the literature. We present the cross-sectional imaging findings of this rare tumor. The differential diagnosis for cavernous sinus mass lesion is wide as it contains vital neurovascular structures that may be affected by vascular, neoplastic, infective, and infiltrative lesions arising in the cavernous sinus proper or via extension from adjacent intra and/or extracranial regions. Radiologic imaging can narrow the differential diagnosis, however, imaging cannot definitely reach single diagnosis if they present in atypical form with hemorrage and cystic degeneration...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513818/the-risk-of-melanoma-associated-with-ambient-summer-ultraviolet-radiation
#12
Lauren Pinault, Tracey Bushnik, Vitali Fioletov, Cheryl E Peters, Will D King, Michael Tjepkema
BACKGROUND: Depletion of the ozone layer has meant that ambient ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has increased in recent decades. At the same time, the incidence of skin cancers, including melanoma, has risen. The relatively few large-scale studies that linked ambient UVR to melanoma found a trend toward rising incidence closer to the equator, where UVR estimates are highest. Similar research has not been conducted in Canada, where ambient UVR is generally lower than in countries further south...
May 17, 2017: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512666/diagnostic-efficacy-of-digital-dermoscopy-and-clinical-findings-in-thin-melanoma-of-the-lower-limbs
#13
Emi Dika, Marco Adriano Chessa, Simone Ribero, Pier A Fanti, Carlotta Gurioli, Martina Lambertini, Carlotta Baraldi, Annalisa Patrizi
The introduction of dermoscopy has improved the accuracy of diagnosis of melanoma. However, early stage melanoma can be difficult to diagnose. Eighty-nine cases of thin melanoma with a Breslow thickness ≤1 mm located on the lower limb and diagnosed between 2008 and 2016 were assessed using 4 dermoscopic algorithms: (i) modified pattern analysis; (ii) ABCD rule of dermoscopy; (iii) 7-point checklist; and (iv) Menzies' method. Two groups of early stage melanomas of the legs were identified: "difficult to diagnose melanomas" (DDM) and "non-difficult to diagnose melanomas" (NDDM)...
May 17, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512610/melanoma-is-skin-deep-a-3d-reconstruction-technique-for-computerized-dermoscopic-skin-lesion-classification
#14
T Y Satheesha, D Satyanarayana, M N Giri Prasad, Kashyap D Dhruve
Melanoma mortality rates are the highest amongst skin cancer patients. Melanoma is life threating when it grows beyond the dermis of the skin. Hence, depth is an important factor to diagnose melanoma. This paper introduces a non-invasive computerized dermoscopy system that considers the estimated depth of skin lesions for diagnosis. A 3-D skin lesion reconstruction technique using the estimated depth obtained from regular dermoscopic images is presented. On basis of the 3-D reconstruction, depth and 3-D shape features are extracted...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509525/melanoma-frequency-among-symmetrical-spitzoid-looking-lesions-a-retrospective-study
#15
Claudia Costa, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Maddalena Napolitano, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Massimiliano Scalvenzi
BACKGROUND: Many efforts have been spent attempting to define clinical, histopathological and molecular markers for differential diagnosis of Spitz nevus and melanoma. Dermoscopy has been widely used but it may be not always sufficient. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed evaluating Spitzoid-looking lesions showing symmetry at clinical and dermoscopic examination in patients ≥ 12 years attending our Clinic from 2004 to 2014. Demographic, clinical and dermoscopic data were assessed for each lesion in order to highlight the most common characteristics which could help the differential diagnosis between Spitz nevus and melanoma when clinical or dermoscopic asymmetry is lacking...
May 16, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507284/melanoma-masquerading-as-a-zosteriform-rash
#16
Saif Ibrahim, Bashar Al-Turk, Ciel Harris, Farrah Al-Saffar, Sayf Said, Maheera Farsi, Jeffrey Winder, Christian Landa
BACKGROUND Primary care physicians and internal medicine specialists frequently encounter a variety of rashes. Many of these cases look and feel typical of common entities, resulting in the potential for misdiagnosis. CASE REPORT This is a case of a zosteriform rash where the surprising true diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was confirmed with bedside skin punch biopsy. Possible mechanisms involve direct cutaneous injury, neuronal, and dorsal root ganglia involvement in metastases. CONCLUSIONS Skin biopsy is indispensable especially when there is a lack of clinical response or deterioration in the clinical condition...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503286/fulminant-hepatic-failure-due-to-metastatic-choroidal-melanoma
#17
Emmanuel Escobar-Valdivia, Roberto Monreal-Robles, Guillermo Delgado-García, Badir Hernández-Velazquez
BACKGROUND: Acute liver failure (ALF) as a consequence of metastatic disease is extremely uncommon. The liver is the most commonly affected organ by metastatic disease, but only a few cases of ALF in the setting of metastatic choroidal melanoma have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 47-year-old man with right upper quadrant pain, progressive jaundice, and unintentional weight loss. He also reported that he had experienced reduced left visual acuity which progressed to blindness over 2 months...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499052/outcomes-of-27-gauge-vitrectomy-assisted-choroidal-and-subretinal-biopsy
#18
Dilraj S Grewal, Thomas J Cummings, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To report the initial experience of 27-gauge vitrectomy-assisted choroidal and subretinal biopsy PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective, interventional case series. Eighteen eyes of 18 patients undergoing 27-gauge vitrectomy-assisted choroidal (n = 16) or subretinal biopsy (n = 2). Clinical and lesion characteristics, cytopathology, histology, gene expression profiling (GEP), visual acuity (VA), complications including vitreous hemorrhage (VH), development of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RD), and need for additional surgeries were analyzed...
May 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499006/clinical-characteristics-and-change-in-the-antibody-titres-of-patients-with-anti-mda5-antibody-positive-inflammatory-myositis
#19
Yoshiyuki Abe, Masakazu Matsushita, Kurisu Tada, Ken Yamaji, Yoshinari Takasaki, Naoto Tamura
Objective.: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients with anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibody-positive inflammatory myositis, and the change in anti-MDA5 antibody titres before and after onset. Method.: For 105 PM/DM patients, newly diagnosed in our hospital within the period 2008-2016, serum anti-MDA5 antibody levels were measured at diagnosis and after treatment by ELISA using the MESACUP anti-MDA5 test...
May 11, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498031/diagnosis-and-management-of-malignant-melanoma-in-store-and-forward-teledermatology
#20
Melinda Wang, James L Gendreau, Jordan Gemelas, Dana Capulong, Clayton Lau, Sandra Mata-Diaz, Dustin M Bratten, Brittany Dougall, Craig Markham, Gregory J Raugi
BACKGROUND: Published studies have led to concern that store-and-forward teledermatology (SFT) diagnosis and management of melanomas may be inferior to face-to-face (FTF) dermatology care. INTRODUCTION: To ascertain the frequency of correctly managed and diagnosed melanomas within a population of veterans in Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 SFT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 7,960 veterans seen by SFT between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011...
May 12, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
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