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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147447/rare-case-of-spinal-cord-compression-as-initial-presentation-of-thymic-carcinoma
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Prabhsimranjot Singh, Ankur Sinha, Sonali Malhotra, Abhinav Binod Chandra, William Solomon, Yiwu Huang
Thymic carcinomas are rare aggressive cancers with limited clinical trial data. Its usual treatment is surgical resection with variable response to chemotherapy and radiation. It usually presents as anterior mediastinal mass with late sequela of metastases to the lymph nodes, pleura and bones. We present of thymic carcinoma with a rare initial presentation of vertebral metastases causing spinal cord compression.
August 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123990/the-skeletal-related-events-of-denosumab-versus-zoledronic-acid-in-patients-with-bone-metastases-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Zhicai Zhang, Feifei Pu, Zengwu Shao
Objective: The meta-analysis was used to evaluate the skeletal-related events (SREs) and efficacy of denosumab versus zoledronic acid (ZA) in patients with bone metastases. Methods: The data of this meta-analysis study were searched from PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science with Conference Proceedings, Elsevier and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases till August 2017. Two independent reviewers reviewed the reference lists of relevant articles...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095319/malignant-pheochromocytoma-with-multiple-vertebral-metastases-causing-acute-incomplete-paralysis-during-pregnancy-literature-review-with-one-case-report
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REVIEW
Shuzhong Liu, An Song, Xi Zhou, Xiangyi Kong, William A Li, Yipeng Wang, Yong Liu
RATIONALE: We present a rare case of malignant pheochromocytoma with thoracic metastases during pregnancy that presented with symptoms of myelopathy and was treated with circumferential decompression, stabilization, and radiation. The management of this unique case is not well documented. The clinical manifestations, imaging results, pathological characteristics, treatment and prognosis of the case were analyzed. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 26-year-old pregnant woman with a history of paroxysmal hypertension during the second trimester presented with lower extremity weakness, numbness, urinary incontinence, and back pain...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095302/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematomas-one-case-report-and-rehabilitation-outcome
#4
Hang Xian, Li-Wei Xu, Cong-Han Li, Jian-Ming Hao, Wei-Xia Wan, Guo-Dong Feng, Ke-Jian Lian, Lin Li
RATIONALE: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a relatively rare but potentially disabling disease, and the classical presentation of it includes an acute onset of severe, sometimes radiating back or neck pain, followed by signs and symptoms of rapidly evolving nerve root or spinal cord compression. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 26-year-old female patient presented with weakness in bilateral lower extremities, progressing to intense paraplegia and anesthesia without recent medical history of trauma, infection, surgery, or drug use...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073497/therapeutic-approaches-for-protecting-bone-health-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Diana Lüftner, Daniela Niepel, Guenther G Steger
Improvements in the survival of patients with breast cancer, together with a better understanding of the pathology of the disease, have led to the emergence of bone health as a key aspect of patient management. Patients with breast cancer are typically at risk of skeletal complications throughout their disease course. The receptor activator of nuclear factor κ B ligand (RANKL) inhibitor denosumab and bisphosphonates (e.g. zoledronic acid) are approved in Europe for the prevention of skeletal-related events (pathologic fracture, radiation or surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression) in adults with bone metastases secondary to solid tumours...
October 23, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069831/stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-for-spinal-metastasis-from-hepatocellular-carcinoma-its-oncologic-outcomes-and-risk-of-vertebral-compression-fracture
#6
Gyu Sang Yoo, Hee Chul Park, Jeong Il Yu, Do Hoon Lim, Won Kyung Cho, Eonju Lee, Sang Hoon Jung, Youngyih Han, Eun-Sang Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Whan Eoh, Se-Jun Park, Sung-Soo Chung, Chong-Suh Lee, Joon Hyuk Lee
Spinal metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) require high-dose irradiation for durable pain and tumor control. Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) enables the delivery of high-dose radiation. However, but vertebral compression fracture (VCF) can be problematic. The aim of his study is to evaluate the outcome and risk of VCF after SABR for spinal metastasis from HCC. We retrospectively reviewed 33 lesions in 42 spinal segments from 29 patients who received SABR with 1 fraction (16-20 Gy), or 3 fractions (18-45 Gy) from September 2009 to January 2015...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065791/epithelioid-hemangioma-of-the-thoracic-spine-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Eijiro Okada, Morio Matsumoto, Mitsuhiro Nishida, Takahito Iga, Midori Morishita, Masaki Tezuka, Kiyoshi Mukai, Eisuke Kobayashi, Kota Watanabe
CONTEXT: Osseous epithelioid hemangioma is uncommon, and reports of epithelioid hemangiomas of the spine are especially rare. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. FINDINGS: A 43-year-old male was referred to our department with progressive gait disturbance. CT scans showed a lucent mass in the vertebral body at the T3 level. MRI of the thoracic spine showed a strongly enhanced mass compressing the spinal cord. The patient underwent laminectomy from T2 to T4, debulking of the tumor, and posterior fusion from T1 to T5...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047318/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-following-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-resulting-in-paraplegia-a-case-report
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Nazia Dildar, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Muhammad Omer Aamir, Nadeem Ahmad
CONTEXT: Spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage (SSEH) mostly presents as low back pain with or without a radiculopathy, and rarely with paraplegia or tetraplegia depending on the site and severity of spinal cord compression. We present here a case who had anemia and developed paraplegia following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to a transfusion reaction. FINDINGS: A 65-year-old lady presented with sudden onset chest pain radiating to nape of the neck followed by loss of sensations and power in legs few hours after a blood transfusion...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030689/the-neurological-outcome-of-radiotherapy-versus-surgery-in-patients-with-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-presenting-with-myelopathy
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Keiichiro Iida, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Nokitaka Setsu, Katsumi Harimaya, Kenichi Kawaguchi, Mitsumasa Hayashida, Seiji Okada, Yasuharu Nakashima
PURPOSE: While radiotherapy is generally an acceptable treatment for metastatic spinal cord compression, surgical intervention is controversial due to the invasiveness and diversity of diseases in the patients being considered. The ideal treatment, therefore, depends on the situation, and the most acute treatment possible is necessary in patients presenting with myelopathy. We compared the neurological outcomes between radiotherapy and surgery in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression presenting with myelopathy...
October 14, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029887/long-term-clinical-safety-of-high-dose-proton-radiation-therapy-delivered-with-pencil-beam-scanning-technique-for-extracranial-chordomas-and-chondrosarcomas-in-adult-patients-clinical-evidence-of-spinal-cord-tolerance
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Sonja Stieb, James W Snider, Lorenzo Placidi, Ulrike Kliebsch, Anthony J Lomax, Ralf A Schneider, Damien C Weber
PURPOSE: To assess the radiation dose tolerance of the spinal cord by reviewing our institutional experience regarding the incidence of radiation-induced spinal cord toxicity after high-dose pencil beam scanning proton therapy (PBSPT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventy-six patients (median age 53 years; range, 23-79 years) treated for spinal chordoma (n=55) or chondrosarcoma (n=21) met the following criteria and were retrospectively analyzed: PBSPT only, no reirradiation or concomitant chemotherapy, maximum dose (Dmax) to the spinal cord of ≥45 Gy(relative biological effectiveness [RBE]), ≥18 years of age, and follow-up of ≥12 months...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023215/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-monthly-zoledronic-acid-zoledronic-acid-every-3-months-and-monthly-denosumab-in-women-with-breast-cancer-and-skeletal-metastases-calgb-70604-alliance
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Charles L Shapiro, James P Moriarty, Stacie Dusetzina, Andrew L Himelstein, Jared C Foster, Stephen S Grubbs, Paul J Novotny, Bijan J Borah
Purpose Skeletal-related events (SREs) such as pathologic fracture, spinal cord compression, or the necessity for radiation or surgery to bone metastasis cause considerable morbidity, decrements in quality of life, and costs to the health care system. The results of a recent large randomized trial (Cancer and Leukemia Group B/Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology [CALGB/Alliance 70604]) showed that zoledronic acid (ZA) every 3 months was noninferior to monthly ZA in reducing the risks of SREs. We sought to determine the cost-effectiveness (CE) of monthly ZA, ZA every 3 months, and monthly denosumab in women with breast cancer and skeletal metastases...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019888/an-upper-cervical-cord-compression-secondary-to-occult-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-metastases-successfully-treated-with-multiple-radioiodine-therapies-a-clinical-case-report
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Ping Dong, Ni Chen, Lin Li, Rui Huang
RATIONALE: The spine is the most common site of bone metastases due to thyroid cancer; however, spinal cord compression as a complication of metastatic thyroid cancer is very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old female patient was presented to the Neurosurgical Department, complaining of progressive back neck pain with bilateral upper extremities numbness and weakness for 4 months. DIAGNOSIS: Imaging studies revealed osteolytic destruction in bodies and accessories of the second and third cervical vertebrae with a huge soft-tissue mass compressing spinal cord and causing swelling...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984511/interbody-distraction-and-vertebral-body-reconstruction-with-polymethylmethacrylate-for-the-treatment-of-pathological-fractures
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Scott L Zuckerman, Ganesh Rao, Laurence D Rhines, Ian E McCutcheon, Richard G Everson, Claudio E Tatsui
OBJECTIVE Treatment of epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) caused by tumor includes surgical decompression and stabilization followed by postoperative radiation. In the case of severe axial loading impairment, anterior column reconstruction is indicated. The authors describe the use of interbody distraction to restore vertebral body height and correct kyphotic angulation prior to reconstruction with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and report the long-term durability of such reconstruction. METHODS A single institution, prospective series of patients with ESCC undergoing single-stage decompression, anterior column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation from 2013 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917256/postoperative-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-spinal-metastases
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Majed Alghamdi, Chia-Lin Tseng, Sten Myrehaug, Pejman Maralani, Chris Heyn, Hany Soliman, Young Lee, Mark Ruschin, Leodante Da Costa, Victor Yang, Mikki Campbell, Arjun Sahgal
Spine is a common site of metastases in cancer patients. Spine surgery is indicated for select patients, typically those with mechanical instability and/or malignant epidural spinal cord (or cauda equina) compression. Although post-operative conventional palliative external beam radiation therapy has been the standard of care, technical improvements in radiation planning and image-guided radiotherapy have allowed for the application of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to the spine. Spine SBRT is intended to ablate residual tumor and optimize local control by delivering several fold greater biologically effective doses...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881124/minimally-invasive-anterior-decompression-technique-without-instrumented-fusion-for-huge-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-in-the-thoracic-spine-technical-note-and-literature-review
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Jae Won Yu, Sang-O Yun, Chang-Sheng Hsieh, Sang-Ho Lee
OBJECTIVE: Several surgical methods have been reported for treatment of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the thoracic spine. Despite rapid innovation of instruments and techniques for spinal surgery, the postoperative outcomes are not always favorable. This article reports a minimally invasive anterior decompression technique without instrumented fusion, which was modified from the conventional procedure. The authors present 2 cases of huge beak-type OPLL...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881116/surgical-roles-for-spinal-involvement-of-hematological-malignancies
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Sang-Il Kim, Young-Hoon Kim, Kee-Yong Ha, Jae-Won Lee, Jin-Woo Lee
OBJECTIVE: Patients with hematological malignancies frequently encounter spine-related symptoms, which are caused by disease itself or process of treatment. However, there is still lack of knowledge on their epidemiology and clinical courses. The purpose of this article is to review clinical presentations and surgical results for spinal involvement of hematologic malignancies. METHODS: From January 2011 to September 2014, 195 patients (98 males and 97 females) suffering from hematological malignancies combined with spinal problems were retrospectively analyzed for clinical and radiological characteristics and their clinical results...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868185/t2-vertebrectomy-with-combined-anterior-and-posterior-arthrodesis-for-treatment-of-a-solitary-plasmacytoma
#17
Gordon Preston, Toomas Anton
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell neoplasmas are a heterogenous group of neoplastic tumor lesions occurring secondary to disordered proliferation of cells from a monocyte lineage. Plasmacytoma is a rare lesion that accounts for 5% of all plasma cell neoplasms. The current recommended treatment for solitary plasmacytoma is moderate dose radiation therapy. For patients who are suffering from axial back pain, spinal instability, radiculopathy, or bowel/bladder dysfunction secondary to spinal cord compression, surgical intervention with spinal decompression and stabilization can be used as an adjuvant to radiation therapy...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868027/recurrent-meningioma-of-the-cervical-spine-successfully-treated-with-liposomal-doxorubicin
#18
William L Read, Felicia Williams
There is no standard systemic treatment for persons with recurrent meningioma who have exhausted surgery and radiation options. Liposomal doxorubicin is a cytotoxic chemotherapy which is sustainable and tolerable, with activity against a range of solid tumors. There exists one reported case of metastatic meningioma effectively treated with liposomal doxorubicin. We report a second case. Our patient, a 35-year-old man with recurrent meningioma compressing the cervical spinal cord received liposomal doxorubicin for 22 months with clinical improvement, minimal toxicity, and slow regression of his tumor...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863223/management-of-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression
#19
REVIEW
Quaovi Sodji, Joseph Kaminski, Christopher Willey, Nathan Kim, Waleed Mourad, John Vender, Byron Dasher
Cancer metastasis is a key event in tumor progression associated not only with mortality but also significant morbidity. Metastatic disease can promote end-organ dysfunction and even failure through mass effect compression of various vital organs including the spinal cord. In such cases, prompt medical attention is needed to restore neurological function, relieve pain, and prevent permanent damage. The three therapeutic approaches to managing metastatic spinal cord compression include corticosteroids, surgery, and radiation therapy...
September 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795286/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies-for-patients-with-malignant-epidural-spinal-cord-compression
#20
REVIEW
Dilan A Patel, Jian L Campian
Malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is an oncologic emergency with the potential for devastating consequences for patients if not promptly diagnosed and treated. MESCC is diagnosed by imaging. MRI is by far the most sensitive test, preferably with gadolinium. Once the diagnosis of MESCC is suspected, patients with neurologic deficits should receive prompt administration of dexamethasone with a 10-mg IV loading dose followed by 4 mg every 6 h. Quick taper is recommended once the definitive treatment is established...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
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