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radiation therapy bleeding

Giulia Malaguarnera, Roberto Madeddu, Vito Emanuele Catania, Gaetano Bertino, Luca Morelli, Rosario Emanuele Perrotta, Filippo Drago, Michele Malaguarnera, Saverio Latteri
Anorectal melanoma is an uncommon and aggressive mucosal melanocytic malignancy. Due to its rarity, the pre-operative diagnosis remains difficult. The first symptoms are non-specific such as anal bleeding, anal mass or pain. Although anorectal melanoma carries a poor prognosis; optimal therapeutics strategies are unclear. Surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment. The optimal surgical procedure for primary tumours is controversial and can vary from wide local excision or endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) to an abdomino-perineal resection...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Ilia Lozev, Sonya Ruseva, Ivan Pidakev, José Carlos Cardoso, Uwe Wollina, Torello Lotti, Georgi Konstantinov Maximov, Ivan Terziev, Georgi Tchernev
Neoplasms of the major and minor salivary glands are morphologically and a clinically diverse group of neoplasms which lead the clinician to diagnostic and management challenges. This article aims to report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma in 83 - year - old woman who presented in the dermatology clinic with a tumour mass in the left auricular area. The patient complained of pain and abnormal bleeding of the mass. The lesion was examined, and surgical treatment was performed. A tumour was extirpated, and partial resection of both the parotid gland and the sternocleidomastoid muscle was done...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Jun Shibamoto, Yusuke Takashima, Yukino Kawamura, Maiko Nishida, Mie Onishi, Hidekazu Hiramoto, Fumiaki Ochi, Masahiro Tsujiura, Susumu Nakashima, Junshin Fujiyama, Gaku Nishimura, Mamoru Masuyama
Bleeding and obstruction negativelyimpact qualityof life for patients with unresectable advanced gastric cancer. There are several choices against bleeding and obstruction such as surgery, endoscopic therapy, radiotherapy and interventional radiology. We report on an 85-year-old woman with StageIV gastric cancer with tumor bleeding. Radiation therapyof 30 Gyin 10 fractions was performed. Anyadverse events were not confirmed. Bleeding or obstruction did not occur for 7 months after radiation therapy. Palliative radiation therapy to gastric cancer can be a reasonable option for patients with unsuitable general conditions for surgical intervention...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Sai Pavan Chintalapati, Arpan Patel, Hari Conjeevaram
Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is commonly used for unresectable intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). TACE is usually well-tolerated. We report a case of a patient who presented with a gastrointestinal bleed from TACE. A 64-year-old man presented with chronic hepatitis C cirrhosis and multifocal bilobar HCC. He had previously undergone multiple TACE sessions, radiofrequency ablation and stereotactic body radiation therapy. In the evening of his TACE procedure, he developed abdominal pain and haematemesis...
February 21, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Valérie Platzer, Guillaume Perez, Anne Galinier, Michèle Genestal, Béatrice Riu-Poulenc, Leslie Gonzalez, Eric Huyghe, Sylvie Caspar-Bauguil
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Haemorrhagic radiation cystitis (HRC) is a late complication of pelvic radiotherapy. Severe cases are difficult to treat due to persistent or recurrent bleeding, despite urological and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). However, wound healing requires a good nutritional status. In this respect, we aimed at analysing the nutritional status of patients with HRC prior to the onset of HBOT and at highlighting predictive nutritional factors of outcome. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from a cohort of 179 patients with HRC (between 2011 and 2015)...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Inês Pita, Pedro Bastos, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro
Chronic radiation proctopathy is a frequent complication after both pelvic external radiation therapy and brachytherapy and most commonly presents as rectal bleeding. Deep rectal ulcers and fistulae are much rarer and more clinically challenging consequences. We present the case of a 72-year-old male with a history of prostate adenocarcinoma treated with brachytherapy, who was referred to our institution due to a deep painful rectal ulcer refractory to medical treatment. The ulcer presented shortly after a haemorrhoid elastic band ligation and progressed to rectourethral fistulisation despite both faecal and urinary diversion...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
Nor Shazrina Sulaiman, Yusuke Demizu, Masashi Koto, Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Hiroaki Suefuji, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tatsuya Ohno, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Tomoaki Okimoto, Takashi Daimon, Kenji Nemoto, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada
PURPOSE: To retrospectively analyze the treatment outcomes of carbon-ion radiation therapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the head and neck at 4 active carbon-ion facilities in Japan. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 289 patients who underwent carbon-ion radiation therapy for histology-proven ACC of the head and neck at 4 institutions in Japan between November 2003 and December 2014 were included in this study. RESULTS: Median patient age was 58 years (range, 12-83 years)...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Fadi H Mourad, Rupert W Leong
Despite the recent advances in endoscopic hemostatic techniques, the management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding could be sometimes challenging. Hemostatic powders such as hemospray, endoclot and Ankafred Blood Stopper have found their way into digestive endoscopy and are licenced in many countries especially for use in upper gastrointestinal bleeding. We reviewed the literature on the use of these hemostatic powders in different situations in lower gastrointestinal bleeding and looked at the success rate and rebleeding rate...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Brian J Gebhardt, John A Vargo, Diane Ling, Brianna Jones, Mary Mohney, David A Clump, James P Ohr, Robert L Ferris, Dwight E Heron
PURPOSE: To correlate carotid dose and risk of carotid blowout syndrome (CBOS) after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), hypothesizing that carotid dose does not correlate with CBOS. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed 186 patients with recurrent, previously irradiated head and neck cancer treated between January 2008 and March 2013. Patients treated early in our experience with incomplete dosimetry were excluded from analysis (n = 111). A total of 75 patients were identified, providing 150 carotid arteries for analysis...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Alex B Blair, Lauren M Rosati, Neda Rezaee, Georgios Gemenetzis, Lei Zheng, Ralph H Hruban, John L Cameron, Matthew J Weiss, Christopher L Wolfgang, Joseph M Herman, Jin He
BACKGROUND: The impact of neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy on postoperative complications for patients with borderline resectable or locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma remains unclear. Limited studies have compared neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy versus conventional chemoradiation therapy. A retrospective study was performed to determine if perioperative complications were different among patients with borderline resectable or locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma receiving neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy or chemoradiation therapy...
January 25, 2018: Surgery
Takashi Noma, Hajime Hirose, Yoshito Ide, Hiroki Imamura, Yuriko Yagi, Yukako Mokutani, Yasuji Hashimoto, Kenichi Nagai, Jin Matsuyama, Masaru Kubota, Yukio Fukushima, Shigeyuki Tamura, Yo Sasaki
A 70's woman with a history of abdominal surgery for gastric cancer visited our hospital for the evaluation of bleeding during defecation.We diagnosed her with advanced rectal cancer and performed laparoscopic low anterior resection.As postoperative pathological staging was pT3N2M0, pStage III b, we included CapeOx therapy as adjuvant chemotherapy.One year and 4 months after the surgery, lung and liver metastases were revealed by CT and PET-CT scans.At the same time, dilatation of the main pancreatic duct(intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: IPMN)was detected...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Ryohei Kawabata, Chizu Kameda, Akihiro Takata, Akinobu Yasuyama, Tae Matsumura, Chikato Koga, Masahiro Murakami, Masaki Hirota, Shingo Noura, Junzo Shimizu, Masashi Chatani, Yuki Imai, Junichi Hasegawa
The patient was a 77-year-old man. He was diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer with pancreatic invasion and pyloric stenosis. After gastrojejunostomy, S-1 monotherapy was started. Melena and fatigue appeared 2 months after chemotherapy, and Grade 3 anemia was confirmed. Palliative radiotherapy of 30 Gy in 10 Fr was administered to control bleeding from the lesion. The progression of anemia stopped and outpatient chemotherapy became possible. Palliative radiotherapy for persistent bleeding from unresectable advanced gastric cancer is considered an effective treatment option to control bleeding...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Masaharu Hata, Izumi Koike, Etsuko Miyagi, Mikiko Asai-Sato, Hisashi Kaizu, Yuki Mukai, Shoko Takano, Eiko Ito, Madoka Sugiura, Tomio Inoue
AIM: To determine the role of radiation therapy for patients with bone metastasis from uterine cervical cancer and identify an optimal radiation regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 20 patients with bone metastases from uterine cervical cancer received radiation therapy to the pelvis. The median total dose of 60.2 Gy in the 2 Gy per fraction-equivalent dose (EQD2) was delivered to cervical tumors of all patients. Thirteen patients underwent chemotherapy during and/or following radiation therapy...
February 2018: Anticancer Research
Gábor Nagy, Brandon A McCutcheon, Caterina Giannini, Michael J Link, Bruce E Pollock
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a commonly performed procedure for patients with intracranial meningiomas. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features of patients with radiation-induced cavernous malformations (RICM) after single-fraction meningioma SRS. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients having single-fraction SRS for intracranial meningioma at our center from 1990 through 2009, and 1 patient who had single-fraction SRS elsewhere...
December 21, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Amandeep S Taggar, Tomer Charas, Gil'ad N Cohen, Keeratikarn Boonyawan, Marisa Kollmeier, Sean McBride, Nitin Mathur, Antonio L Damato, Michael J Zelefsky
PURPOSE: Rates of rectal toxicity after low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy for prostate cancer are dependent on rectal dose, which is associated with rectal distance from prostate and implanted seeds. Placement of a hydrogel spacer between the prostate and rectum has proven to reduce the volume of the rectum exposed to higher radiation dose levels in the setting of external beam radiotherapy. We present our findings with placing a rectal hydrogel spacer in patients following LDR brachytherapy, and we further assess the impact of this placement on dosimetry and acute rectal toxicity...
December 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
Kristin Plichta, Nathan Camden, Muhammed Furqan, Taher Abu Hejleh, Gerald H Clamon, Jun Zhang, Ryan T Flynn, Sudershan K Bhatia, Mark C Smith, John M Buatti, Bryan G Allen
Purpose: The adrenal glands are a common site of metastases because of their rich blood supply. Previously, adrenal metastases were treated with systemic chemotherapy or, more rarely, with surgical resection or palliative radiation therapy. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has recently emerged as an attractive noninvasive approach to definitively treat these lesions. We present our experience in treating adrenal metastases using SBRT and review the current literature. Methods and materials: This is a single-institution retrospective review of patients who received SBRT to adrenal metastases originating from various primary malignancies...
October 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
Gregory S Merrick, Ava Tennant, Kent E Wallner, Robert Galbreath, Wayne M Butler, Ryan Fiano, Edward Adamovich
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of supplemental external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) prior to permanent prostate brachytherapy on long term urinary, bowel, and erectile function. Material and methods: Patient administered urinary, bowel, and erectile quality of life (QoL) instrument were obtained prior to treatment and following brachytherapy. The study population was comprised of the 457 patients who were alive as of June 2016, had been randomized to two markedly different supplemental EBRT dose regimens and a third arm without supplemental EBRT, and had completed the June 2016 QoL survey...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
Kazuhiko Morikawa, Hirokazu Ashida, Yosuke Nozawa, Kenji Motohashi, Takao Igarashi, Hiroya Ojiri, Yuji Kanaoka, Takao Ohki
Primary aortoduodenal fistula (ADF) is a direct communication between the abdominal aorta and the gastrointestinal tract without any previous vascular intervention and represents a rare but critical cause of repeated and massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Primary ADF often occurs as a result of atherosclerotic aneurysm and infection, but ADF involving a normal-size aorta is rare; furthermore, ADF related to radiation therapy is extremely rare. We present the case of a 56-year-old man with a history of bowel obstruction due to radiation enteritis who was admitted with severe hematemesis and hemorrhagic shock...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
Rong Li, Ze-Ying Ouyang, Jun-Bo Xiao, Jian He, Yan-Wu Zhou, Gui-Ying Zhang, Qian Li, Huan Gu, Ai-Min Leng, Ting Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Primary angiosarcoma of the small intestine is a rare neoplasia, and there are limited data from systematic analyses. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical and pathological characteristics in addition to the prognostic factors for this rare neoplasia. METHODS: We retrospectively collected the clinical records and prognostic information of 66 patients with small intestine angiosarcoma reported between 1970 and 2017. We used the Chi-square test, the log-rank test, and Cox regression analyses to evaluate the data...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Sally A Itawi, Mark Buehler, Robert E Mrak, Tarek R Mansour, Yacine Medhkour, Azedine Medhkour
Carotid splaying, also known as the Lyre sign, is a widening of the carotid bifurcation due to the displacement of the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery just distal to the point of divergence. This phenomenon is classically exhibited by highly vascularized carotid body tumors and, in rare cases, by cervical sympathetic chain schwannomas. Demonstration of the Lyre sign by a cervical vagal neurofibroma, however, is a unique occurrence that has not been previously documented in the literature...
September 7, 2017: Curēus
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