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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436378/outcomes-of-corpectomy-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer
#1
Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: The objective of surgical management of spinal metastases is to reduce pain and improve the patient's quality of life. The operation should restore spinal stability and decompress neural structures. One surgical technique is corpectomy followed by vertebral body reconstruction and stabilisation of the spine. The procedure may be performed in patients in overall good health and a good survival prognosis. The aim of this paper is to present the outcomes of surgical management of spinal metastases in patients who underwent corpectomy followed by vertebral body reconstruction and stabilisation of the spine...
January 26, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436011/is-prostate-cancer-different-in-black-men-answers-from-3-natural-history-models
#2
Alex Tsodikov, Roman Gulati, Tiago M de Carvalho, Eveline A M Heijnsdijk, Rachel A Hunter-Merrill, Angela B Mariotto, Harry J de Koning, Ruth Etzioni
BACKGROUND: Black men in the United States have substantially higher prostate cancer incidence rates than the general population. The extent to which this incidence disparity is because prostate cancer is more prevalent, more aggressive, and/or more frequently diagnosed in black men is unknown. METHODS: The authors estimated 3 independently developed models of prostate cancer natural history in black men and in the general population using an updated reconstruction of prostate-specific antigen screening, based on the National Health Interview Survey in 2005 and on prostate cancer incidence data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program during 1975 through 2000...
April 24, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435761/dual-energy-ct-in-head-and-neck-imaging
#3
REVIEW
Elise D Roele, Veronique C M L Timmer, Lauretta A A Vaassen, Anna M J L van Kroonenburgh, A A Postma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To explain the technique of Dual-energy CT (DECT) and highlight its applications and advantages in head and neck radiology. RECENT FINDINGS: Using DECT, additional datasets can be created next to conventional images. In head and neck radiology, three material decomposition algorithms can be used for improved lesion detection and delineation of the tumor. Iodine concentration measurements can aid in differentiating malignant from nonmalignant lymph nodes and benign posttreatment changes from tumor recurrence...
2017: Current Radiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434900/breast-cancer-in-a-pectoralis-major-myocutaneous-flap-used-for-the-reconstruction-of-tongue-cancer-a-case-report
#4
Eiji Hirai, Shunji Sarukaw, Kozo Yamamoto, Masahiro Okamoto
Breast cancers are the most common cancers in women. However, breast cancer occurring in a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap is extremely rare. This article describes a case of breast cancer occurring in such a flap used for reconstruction of the tongue in a 72-year-old woman. Follow-up computed tomogram depicted a slowly growing mass in the flap. Thirty-nine months postoperatively, a fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimen taken from the lesion suggested glandular carcinoma. The patient was diagnosed with breast cancer in the neck area of the flap and tumor excision was performed...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432730/assessment-of-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-with-cine-imaging-for-breast-radiotherapy
#5
Reuben Patrick Estoesta, Lani Attwood, Diana Naehrig, Elizabeth Claridge-Mackonis, David Odgers, Darren Martin, Melissa Pham, Joanne Toohey, Susan Carroll
Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold (DIBH) techniques for breast cancer radiation therapy (RT) have reduced cardiac dose compared to Free Breathing (FB). Recently, a voluntary deep inspiration breath-hold (vDIBH) technique was established using in-room lasers and skin tattoos to monitor breath-hold. An in-house quality assessment of positional reproducibility during RT delivery with vDIBH in patients with left-sided breast cancer was evaluated. The electronic portal imaging device (EPID) was used in cinematographic (CINE) mode to capture a sequence of images during beam delivery...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431731/pericardial-conduit-for-pulmonary-artery-reconstruction-by-surgical-stapling
#6
Noriyuki Matsutani, Eiichi Kanai, Ryutaro Hanawa, Yusuke Takahashi, Hirofumi Uehara, Hisae Iinuma, Masafumi Kawamura
Pulmonary artery reconstruction in lung cancer surgery is an effective surgical method to avoid pneumonectomy that leads to longer survival times with few adverse effects. The pericardium is often used for the interposition of a prosthetic conduit. A pericardial conduit can be easily and precisely constructed by surgical stapling, which facilitates pulmonary artery reconstruction. In this report, the process and pitfalls of surgical stapling are described.
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429055/diagnostic-value-of-fourth-generation-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-with-low-dose-ct-protocol-in-assessment-of-mesorectal-fascia-invasion-in-rectal-cancer-comparison-with-magnetic-resonance
#7
Davide Ippolito, Silvia Girolama Drago, C R Talei Franzesi, Alessandra Casiraghi, Sandro Sironi
PURPOSE: The purpose of the article is to compare the diagnostic performance about radiation dose and image quality of low-dose CT with iterative reconstruction algorithm (iDose4) and standard-dose CT in the assessment of mesorectal fascia (MRF) invasion in rectal cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-one patients with biopsy-proven primary rectal adenocarcinoma underwent CT staging: 42 underwent low-dose CT, 49 underwent standard CT protocol. Low-dose contrast-enhanced MDCT scans were performed on a 256 (ICT, Philips) scanner using 120 kV, automated mAs modulation, iDose4 iterative reconstruction algorithm...
April 20, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425683/preservation-of-duodenal-passage-as-a-determinant-of-short-and-long-term-quality-of-life-in-gastric-cancer-patients-after-total-gastrectomy
#8
Tomasz Olesiński, Marek Szpakowski, Piotr Saramak, Andrzej Rutkowski, Krzysztof Jeziorski
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective study was to compare subjective and objective quality of life (QoL) of gastric cancer patients after total gastrectomy with and without preservation of the duodenal passage during short- and long-term follow-up. METHODS: The study included 68 patients, among them 37 (54%) persons subjected to total gastrectomy with Roux-Y reconstruction (R-Y group) and 31 (46%) individuals in whom gastrectomy was followed by formation of Henley-Longmire loop (H-L group)...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417981/reduced-prostate-cancer-risk-with-green-tea-and-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-intake-among-hong-kong-chinese-men
#9
P M Y Lee, C F Ng, Z M Liu, W M Ho, M K Lee, F Wang, H D Kan, Y H He, S S M Ng, S Y S Wong, L A Tse
BACKGROUND: In vitro and in vivo studies suggested that polyphenol epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) in tea may have anti-carcinogenic effect on prostate cells, but this protective effect has less been examined in epidemiology studies. We aimed to investigate the association between prostate cancer (PCA) risk and habitual green tea intake among Chinese men in Hong Kong; meanwhile, the relationship with EGCG was also explored. METHODS: We consecutively recruited 404 PCA cases and 395 controls from the same hospital who had complete data on habitual tea consumption, including green, oolong, black and pu'er tea...
April 18, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417170/reduced-dose-ct-with-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-compared-to-standard-dose-ct-of-the-chest-abdomen-and-pelvis-in-oncology-patients-intra-individual-comparison-study-on-image-quality-and-lesion-conspicuity
#10
Linda Nayeli Morimoto, Aya Kamaya, Isabelle Boulay-Coletta, Dominik Fleischmann, Lior Molvin, Lu Tian, George Fisher, Jia Wang, Jürgen K Willmann
PURPOSE: To compare image quality and lesion conspicuity of reduced dose (RD) CT with model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) compared to standard dose (SD) CT in patients undergoing oncological follow-up imaging. METHODS: Forty-four cancer patients who had a staging SD CT within 12 months were prospectively included to undergo a weight-based RD CT with MBIR. Radiation dose was recorded and tissue attenuation and image noise of four tissue types were measured...
April 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416345/laryngeal-function-preserving-operation-for-t4a-laryngeal-cancer-with-vocal-cord-paralysis-a-case-report
#11
Yukinori Asada, Koreyuki Kurosawa, Ko Matsumoto, Takahiro Goto, Kengo Katoh, Takayuki Imai, Shigeru Saijo, Kazuto Matsuura
For locally advanced laryngeal cancers, the standard treatment of choice is chemoradiotherapy if organ function needs to be conserved. Surgical treatment with larynx preservation is conducted only for limited cases. For locally advanced laryngeal cancers such as those with vocal cord fixation and/or cricoid cartilage destruction, there is no apparent standardized organ-preserving surgery keeping the essential laryngeal functions, viz. the airway, deglutition and articulation, uncompromized. Recently, our surgical team saw a patient with T4a advanced laryngeal cancer with vocal cord fixation who aspired to maintain his laryngeal function...
April 14, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415992/women-epidemiology-lung-cancer-welca-study-reproductive-hormonal-occupational-risk-factors-and-biobank
#12
Isabelle Stücker, Diane Martin, Monica Neri, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons, Martine Antoine, Anne Guiochon-Mantel, Sylvie Brailly-Tabard, Marianne Canonico, Marie Wislez, Jean Trédaniel
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer aetiology and clinical aspects have been mainly studied in men, although specific risk factors probably exist in women. Here we present the rationale, design and organization of the WELCA study (Women Epidemiology Lung CAncer) that has been launched to investigate lung cancer in women, focusing particularly on hormonal and occupational factors. METHODS/DESIGN: WELCA is a population based case-control study and planned to recruit 1000 cases and 1000 controls in three years, based on study power calculation...
April 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414614/intracorporeal-circular-stapled-esophagojejunostomy-using-conventional-purse-string-suture-instrument-after-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy
#13
Weiguo Liu, Yongfang Guo, Zhigang Qiu, Dongguang Niu, Jianli Zhang
BACKGROUND: An optimal alimentary tract reconstruction technique after laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) remains controversial. The authors developed a new simple technique for intracorporeal esophagojejunal anastomosis that employs a conventional purse-string suture instrument (PSI) and circular stapler. METHODS: From May 2014 to April 2016, 41 consecutive patients with gastric cancer underwent LTG in the author's institution. Intracorporeal esophagojejunal anastomosis using the following method was attempted for all patients...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413663/breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-and-the-role-of-brentuximab-vedotin-sgn-35-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Kristin Richardson, Taha Alrifai, Kelly Grant-Szymanski, George J Kouris, Parameswaran Venugopal, Brett Mahon, Reem Karmali
Breast implant-associated (BIA) anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare disease, comprising a small percentage of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs), reportedly 2-3%. There is currently no established standard approach to the treatment of BIA ALCL. The first case on the development of ALCL in the presence of a breast implant was reported in 1997 and the association was first identified by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011. We herein describe a case of BIA ALCL in a patient with a previous history of breast cancer and breast reconstruction who presented with hardening of her breast implant...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409847/trends-in-immediate-breast-reconstruction-and-early-complication-rates-among-older-women-a-big-data-analysis
#15
Parisa Kamali, Daniel Curiel, Charlotte L van Veldhuisen, Alexandra E M Bucknor, Bernard T Lee, Hinne A Rakhorst, Samuel J Lin
BACKGROUND: Although approximately 57% of breast cancer (BC) diagnoses are in older patients (>60 years), only 4.1-14% receives breast reconstruction (BR). This has been attributed to physician concerns about operative complications. This paper aims to: 1) analyze the 30-day complication rates in the older patient population undergoing immediate breast reconstruction (IBR); and 2) analyze links between complication type and category of reconstruction. METHODS: Using the ACS-NSQIP database (2005-2014), all women older than 60 years of age diagnosed with BC and DCIS were identified...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409444/locally-invasive-thyroid-cancer-options-for-a-treatment
#16
Nicola Avenia, Jacopo Vannucci, Massimo Monacelli, Andrea Polistena, Francesco Puma
Local invasion to neighbor organs by thyroid cancer is an important prognosticator and requires different therapeutic approach. Which one is the possible best treatment option and results are evaluated in this study. A single-institution experience in thyroid cancer invading the airway is evaluated retrospectively (1990-2016). Facts regarding patients' demographics, disease history, comorbidities, condition at first evaluation and reason for referral are analyzed. Hospital records and treatment details are extracted from charts and Institutional folders...
April 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409373/a-novel-method-of-self-pulling-and-latter-transected-delta-shaped-billroth-i-anastomosis-in-totally-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy
#17
Jun Hong, Ya-Ping Wang, Jian Wang, Yi-Bing Bei, Lu-Chun Hua, Han-Kun Hao
BACKGROUND: We developed a modified delta-shaped gastroduodenostomy technique in totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy. This novel technique, which effectively reduces the required quantity of linear stapler [1-3], was named as self-pulling and latter transected delta-shaped anastomosis (Delta SPLT) [4]. METHODS: Delta SPLT was performed on 15 patients with stage cT1-2 antral cancer. We ligated the duodenum with a rope instead of transecting it and used the ligature rope to pull the duodenum during the whole progress of gastroduodenostomy...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408113/surgical-outcomes-in-women-%C3%A2-70-years-undergoing-mastectomy-with-and-without-reconstruction-for-breast-cancer
#18
Simone Mays, Hanan Alabdulkareem, Paul Christos, Rache Simmons, Tracy-Ann Moo
BACKGROUND: Approximately 4% of women age 70 will develop breast cancer during the next ten years. Reconstruction has become a standard option for young women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, however may not be offered to older women due to the presence of co-morbidities. There is limited data on the outcomes of mastectomy with reconstruction in patient's ≥ 70. This study examines comorbidities and 30-day complication rates in patients ≥70 undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407348/retrospective-evaluation-of-factors-influencing-successful-skin-grafting-for-patients-with-skin-cancer-of-the-foot
#19
Hiroyuki Goto, Shusuke Yoshikawa, Keita Mori, Masaki Otsuka, Toshikazu Omodaka, Kosuke Yoshimi, Yuichi Yoshida, Osamu Yamamoto, Yoshio Kiyohara
Skin grafting is a simple method for reconstruction of a large defect on the foot. Although skin grafting on the foot sometimes fails, it is not clear what factors influence the success rate of skin grafting. We analyzed data for 71 patients with skin cancer of the foot who underwent reconstruction of defects with skin grafting. The factors we evaluated were success rate of skin grafting, weight-bearing or non-weight-bearing area, immediate or delayed reconstruction, and whether a tie-over bolster was used or not...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403069/using-a-pedicle-pectoralis-major-musculocutaneous-flap-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-after-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-case-report
#20
Jen-Wu Huang, Nai-Yuan Wu, Yi-Ying Lin
RATIONALE: A pedicle pectoralis major musculocutaneous (PMMC) flap is one of the strategies for head and neck reconstruction. Seldom studies reported the case in which the skin area of previous modified radical mastectomy (MRM) had been used as a PMMC flap in head and neck reconstruction. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 84-year-old female who had suffered from left breast cancer and undergone a left modified radical mastectomy (MRM) more than 20 years earlier. DIAGNOSES: She had squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and had undergone partial glossection and left modified radial neck dissection...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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