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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398127/carotid-dosimetry-and-the-risk-of-carotid-blowout-syndrome-after-reirradiation-with-head-and-neck-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375704/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-a-carotid-body-tumor-a-case-report-of-a-rare-bilateral-tumor
#2
Qiang Sun, Chenlu Xie, Zhixing Niu, Lei Su, Xi Wang, Zheng Fang, Junfang Zhao, Shuai Chen, Xinming Li, Minglei Sun
In the present case report, a rare bilateral carotid body tumor (CBT) and the imaging and pathological features of a CBT are described. In the present report, a rare case of bilateral carotid body tumor, which developed in the bifurcation of the common carotid artery, and the clinical manifestations, imaging and pathological features of this CBT are summarized. The imaging cannot validate the diagnosis; however, imaging identified that the tumor exhibited an intact envelope. Immunohistochemical staining revealed that the tumor cells were strongly positive for cluster of differentiation 56, Syn and protein S-100, moderately positive for transcription factor E3, negative for cytokeratin and epithelial membrane antigen, and partial cells were weakly positive for Desmir (<5%)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372869/vmat-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-in-a-multimodal-approach-to-a-carotid-paraganglioma-in-a-dog
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Mario Dolera, Nancy Carrara, Luca Malfassi
A 7 yr old female pit bull terrier was presented for a cervical soft tissue swelling located in the left jugular region. No abnormalities were present at physical examination or in the laboratory workup. Computed tomography and MRI scans showed a well-defined, ovoid, single mass in the left dorsal cervical region connected to the common carotid artery, histologically consistent with carotid body paraganglioma. The mass was surgically resected. Frameless stereotactic body radiation therapy with volumetric modulated arc therapy was set up as adjuvant treatment...
January 26, 2018: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320547/dyslipidemia-chronic-inflammation-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-children-and-adolescents-infected-with-hiv-the-posithive-health-study
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Luiz Rodrigo Augustemak de Lima, Edio Luiz Petroski, Yara Maria Franco Moreno, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Erasmo Benício de Moraes Santos Trindade, Aroldo Prohmann de Carvalho, Isabela de Carlos Back
HIV-infected children and adolescents may be at risk for cardiovascular disease due to chronic inflammation and exacerbation of risk factors. The aim of this study was as follows: 1) compare cardiovascular risk factors, chronic inflammation, and carotid intima-media thickness (IMTc) between the HIV and control groups; 2) determine the association of HIV and antiretroviral (ART) regimens with cardiovascular risk factors, chronic inflammation, and IMTc; and 3) identify variables associated with elevated IMTc...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259765/case-report-managing-a-giant-high-grade-carotid-body-tumor-in-a-resource-limited-setting
#5
Sunil Munakomi, Samrita Chaudhary, Iype Cherian
Herein we report the management of a giant, high-grade and vascular carotid body tumor in a young woman. She presented with slowly progressive neck swelling. Vascular imaging revealed a left-sided, high-grade giant carotid body tumor (> 8cm).  The tumor was completely excised by caudocranial subadventitial dissection. Histology of the tumor revealed a characteristic Zellballen pattern of the lesion, suggestive of a paraganglioma. The patient made an uneventful recovery. We also discuss newer insights regarding the management of such highly vascular lesions...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147633/a-unique-case-of-carotid-splaying-by-a-cervical-vagal-neurofibroma-and-the-role-of-neuroradiology-in-surgical-management
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147595/synchronous-ganglioneuroma-and-schwannoma-mistaken-for-carotid-body-tumor
#7
Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos, Angeliki Cheva, Styliani Papaemmanuil, Konstantinos Vahtsevanos, Konstantinos Antoniades
Ganglioneuromas are a very rare benign neural tumor, commonly derived from the ganglia of the sympathetic system, and are composed of mature Schwann cells, ganglion cells, and nerve fibres. They may arise anywhere from the base of the skull to the pelvis along the paravertebral sympathetic plexus. We report a rare case of synchronous ganglioneuroma and schwannoma, mistaken for carotid body tumor. The coexistence of these two entities in head and neck region is very rare.
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134169/age-and-tumor-volume-predict-growth-of-carotid-and-vagal-body-paragangliomas
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Berdine L Heesterman, Lisa M H de Pont, Berit M Verbist, Andel G L van der Mey, Eleonora P M Corssmit, Frederik J Hes, Peter Paul G van Benthem, Jeroen C Jansen
Objective  Treatment for head and neck paragangliomas (HNGPL) can be more harmful than the disease. After diagnosis, an initial period of surveillance is often indicated, and surgery or radiotherapy is reserved for progressive disease. With the aim to optimize this "wait and scan" strategy, we studied growth and possible predictors. Design  A retrospective cohort study was conducted. Setting  This study was conducted at a tertiary referral center for patients with HNGPL. Methods  Tumor volume was estimated for 184 SDHD -related carotid and vagal body paragangliomas using sequential magnetic resonance imaging...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070503/aerobic-exercise-training-induced-changes-in-serum-c1q-tnf-related-protein-levels-are-associated-with-reduced-arterial-stiffness-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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Natsuki Hasegawa, Shumpei Fujie, Naoki Horii, Masataka Uchida, Toshiyuki Kurihara, Kiyoshi Sanada, Takafumi Hamaoka, Motoyuki Iemitsu
Adiponectin regulates endothelial nitric oxide synthase in endothelial cells, and body fat loss by aerobic exercise training promotes adiponectin secretion. Recently, C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related proteins (CTRPs) have been identified as novel adipokines and are paralogs of adiponectin, but the association between exercise training-induced reduction of arterial stiffness and circulating CTRPs levels remains unclear. This study aimed to clarify whether the reduction of arterial stiffness in middle-aged and older adults is associated with the change in serum levels of CTRPs induced by exercise training...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990108/the-effect-of-anagliptin-on-intimal-hyperplasia-of-rat-carotid-artery-after-balloon-injury
#10
Qi Li, Xiayang Wu, Yanli Liu, Mingyu Zhang, Xue Bai, Chang Chen
The present study evaluated the effect of anagliptin on intimal hyperplasia following carotid artery injury in Sprague‑Dawley rats. Sprague‑Dawley rats weighing 280‑300 g were injured using a 2F Fogarty balloon embolectomy catheter. The rats were divided into injury‑(saline) and anagliptin‑(10 mg/kg/day) treated groups. vascular injuries were induced in the left carotid artery, followed by evaluation of neointima formation at 28 days. The right and left carotid arteries were harvested and evaluated with histological evaluation, and the plasma activity of glucagon‑like peptide 1 receptor (GLP‑1), stromal cell‑derived factor (SDF)‑1α, interleukin (IL)‑6, IL‑1β and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α were detected by ELISA analysis...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977582/cardiac-paraganglioma-with-a-novel-germline-mutation-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-gene-d
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Naoyuki Otani, Kokichi Sugano, Shu Inami, Hirohisa Amano, Takuo Arikawa, Shinya Saito, Kazuho Imai, Mineko Ushiama, Teruhiko Yoshida, Noriko Kimura, Shigeru Toyoda, Teruo Inoue
A 58-year-old woman with a past medical history of a carotid body tumor, resected 4 months prior to presentation, was admitted to our hospital for treatment of a cardiac tumor that was identified on post-operative echocardiography and chest computed tomography. The cardiac tumor was surgically removed and identified pathologically as a paraganglioma, similarly to the carotid body tumor. Genetic analysis of both tumors identified a non-synonymous mutation in the succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) gene D, Exon4, c...
September 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944913/oleanolic-acid-alleviates-diabetic-rat-carotid-artery-injury-through-the-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-signaling-pathways
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Qian An, Qian Hu, Bing Wang, Wenjun Cui, Fei Wu, Yu Ding
The overexpression of inflammasome components is correlated with diabetes‑associated complications. Oleanolic acid is a triterpenoid compound which is important in arterial injury. The present study evaluated whether oleanolic acid improved diabetic rat carotid artery injury through the inhibition of nucleotide‑binding domain, leucine‑rich‑containing family, pyrin domain‑containing‑3 (NLRP3) inflammasomes signaling pathways. A diabetic rat model was induced using streptozotocin (60 mg/kg) and underwent carotid artery injury...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931297/-intracranial-pressure-evaluation-by-ophthalmologist
#13
J Čmelo, R Illéš, J Šteňo
The value of ICT is important in diagnosis of the diseases of the eye and orbit Methods for direct measurement of intracranial pressure (ICT) are exact, but they are invasive and there is some risk of infection and damage of the tissue. Currently there are 2 valid indirect methods of mesurement of IKT. Digital Ophthalmodynamometry (D-ODM) and Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TDU). D-ODM is a non-invasive method for measuring of the Pulsating Venous Pressure (VPT). We can measure VPT by the pulse phenomena...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927123/diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment-of-carotid-body-tumor-a-retrospective-analysis-of-58-patients
#14
Qingquan Hua, Zhen Xu, Yang Jiang
The aim of the present study was to illustrate the diagnosis and treatment of carotid body tumor (CBT) based on our experience of previous patients. A total of 58 patients (62 lesions) with CBT who received surgery between October 2003 and October 2013 were included. In total, 17 lesions were categorized into Shamblin grade I, 33 were grade II, and 12 were grade III. Surgical resection of CBT was performed for 52 lesions, resection of CBT and the external carotid artery was performed for 9 lesions, and resection of CBT and the internal carotid artery was performed for 1 lesion...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872499/mean-platelet-volume-red-cell-distribution-width-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-before-and-after-surgery-in-patients-with-carotid-body-tumors
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Nazim Bozan, Ömer Faruk Kocak, Mehmet Emre Dinc, Canser Yilmaz Demir, Mahfuz Turan, Ahmet Faruk Kiroglu
OBJECTIVE: Carotid body tumors (CBTs) are rare hypervascular benign tumors that originate from the paraganglia at the carotid bifurcation. The red cell distribution width (RDW), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and mean platelet volume (MPV) may serve as markers in inflammatory, cardiovascular, and neoplastic diseases. However, their prognostic value in CBTs is unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess the leukocyte count, MPV, RDW, and NLR before and after surgery in patients with CBTs...
October 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816802/carotid-body-tumor
#16
Satvinder S Bakshi, Lokesh Kumar T
A 17 year old girl presented with a progressively increasing swelling in her neck since 9 months. On examination a2*3 cm, firm, pulsatile swelling was felt in the left anterior triangle. The CT scan of the mass was suggestive of a carotid body tumor and urinary cathecholamines were negative. The mass was excised completely.
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806247/glomus-tumor-of-the-neck-detected-with-99mtc-edda-hynic-toc
#17
Neva Girotto, Tatjana Bogović-Crnčić, Svjetlana Grbac-Ivanković, Petra Valković-Zujić
A 54-year-old woman was referred to thyroid evaluation because of a lump on the left side of the neck. Ultrasound exam did not show any thyroid abnormality, but highly perfused nodule at the left common carotid artery bifurcation was found. Because of the specific location, somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with Tc EDDA HYNIC-TOC was performed, starting with perfusion images and followed with SPECT/CT imaging at 2 and 4 hours. Well-perfused nodule with intensive accumulation and no other visible pathology in the body raised suspicion of a glomus tumor, consistent with MR exam performed later...
October 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713695/robotic-modified-radical-neck-dissection-with-bilateral-axillo-breast-approach
#18
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June Young Choi, Kyung Ho Kang
Bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic thyroidectomy has been performed since 2008, and the indications of the BABA robotic operation has been widened to the robotic modified radical neck dissection (MRND). The indication for BABA robotic MRND is suspicious lateral neck metastasis of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, and the contraindication is far advanced carcinoma such as encasement of common carotid artery. Surgical procedures start from flap formation as a routine BABA robotic thyroidectomy and the lateral neck dissection is performed from level IV and Vb to level III and IIA...
June 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691354/feasibility-of-a-wait-and-scan-period-as-initial-management-strategy-for-head-and-neck-paraganglioma
#19
Thijs T G Jansen, Henri J L M Timmers, Henri A M Marres, Henricus P M Kunst
BACKGROUND: The main goal of head and neck paraganglioma (PGL) management is reduction of treatment-induced and tumor-induced complications. In the current study, tumor growth rates and tumor-induced complications during a wait-and-scan period are evaluated. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Tumor growth was measured in axial plane diameter and tumor volume. RESULTS: Of 59 jugulotympanic tumors, 71 carotid body tumors, and 29 vagal body tumors, 44% were growing (median follow-up of 63...
July 10, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689940/carotid-body-tumor-resection-just-as-safe-without-preoperative-embolization
#20
Adrienne N Cobb, Adel Barkat, Witawat Daungjaiboon, Pegge Halandras, Paul Crisostomo, Paul C Kuo, Bernadette Aulivola
BACKGROUND: Carotid body tumors (CBTs) are rare entities for which surgical resection remains the gold standard. Given their hypervascularity, preoperative embolization is often used; however, controversy exists over whether a benefit is associated. Proponents of embolization argue that it minimizes blood loss and complications. Critics argue that cost and stroke outweigh benefits. This study aimed to investigate the impact of embolization on outcomes following CBT resection. METHODS: Patients undergoing CBT resection were identified using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Database for 5 states between 2006 and 2013...
January 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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