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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069617/ocular-oncology-advances-in-retinoblastoma-uveal-melanoma-and-conjunctival-melanoma
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REVIEW
Marina Vasalaki, Ido D Fabian, M Ashwin Reddy, Victoria M L Cohen, Mandeep S Sagoo
BACKGROUND: Retinoblastoma, uveal and conjunctival melanomas are important malignancies within the remit of ocular oncology. Outlined are the diagnostic features and management principles, as well as advancements in the field and current challenges. SOURCES OF DATA: Original papers, reviews and guidelines. AREAS OF AGREEMENT: Most eyes with retinoblastoma (International Intraocular Retinoblastoma Classification (IIRC) Group A-D) are salvaged, whereas advanced cases (Group E) remain a challenge...
January 8, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065429/eyelid-metastasis-as-first-presentation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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R Cabrera-Beyrouti, E Campos-Mollo, E Rico-Santos, D N Jiménez-Rodríguez, M Lledó-Riquelme, J Vierna-García
CASE REPORT: An 87-year-old male presented with a slow-growing, painless and well defined nodule in the upper eyelid. The tumour measured 1cm, and was pigmented and adhered to deep planes. The histopathology analysis was compatible with renal cell carcinoma. The extension study showed a tumour mass in each kidney, as well as multiple pulmonary metastases. DISCUSSION: The ophthalmologist can play an important role in the diagnosis of metastatic cancer when eye disease is present...
January 5, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050416/a-rare-case-of-an-atypical-solitary-fibrous-tumour-of-orbit
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Hetal Mahendra Mehta, Avinash Babarao Ingole, Anuja Mihir Gharat, Sujit Mardansingh Murade, Anjali Darius Nicholson
Solitary fibrous tumours are of mesenchymal origin and comprise of uncommon spindle cell neoplasias. Most commonly the lesions arise from pleura but other rarer sites include lungs, peritoneum, pericardium, nasal cavities, thyroid, parotid gland and orbit. We report the case of a 41-year-old male patient who presented to us with a painless, progressive growth of a mass in the superior part of left orbit with proptosis and inferotemporal displacement of the left eye. Computed Tomography (CT) scan revealed homogeneous enhancing lesion in the superior compartment of left orbit in the extraconal region, extending intraconally and distorting the globe...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046447/su-f-t-612-investigation-of-acoustic-neuroma-planning-for-stereotactic-radiosurgery-utilizing-linac-based-cone-collimators
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C Yeboah, M Ruschin, Y Lee, A Sarfehnia, B Chugh, S Myrehaug, M Tsao, H Soliman, A Sahgal
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of designing clinically-acceptable stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) plans utilizing linac-based cone collimators for patients presenting with acoustic neuroma. METHODS: Five acoustic neuroma patients with gross tumour volumes (GTVs) of sizes from 1.3 to 2.7 cc were studied. The cranial-caudal extent of the GTVs range from 1.1 to 1.7 cm whereas the largest cross-sectional extent of the lesions varied from 2.0 to 2.4 cm. No PTV margin was added...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046271/su-f-t-659-nanoparticle-aided-eye-plaque-radiotherapy
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J Chin, W Ngwa
PURPOSE: Eye plaque brachytherapy is one of the approaches for radiotherapy treatment for ocular cancers: retinoblastoma and choroidal melanoma. This study, investigates the potential benefits of using gold nanoparticles to enhance therapeutic efficacy during eye plaque brachytherapy. METHODS: The EYE PHYSICS Inc. Plaque Simulator program distributed by IsoAid, LLC, Port Richey, Florida was used. It is based on the superposition of dose contributions from individual seeds following the TG-43 formalism...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039596/optic-neuritis-secondary-to-antiandrogen-therapy
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REVIEW
Á Ní Mhéalóid, G Cunniffe
BACKGROUND: Optic neuropathy is a disorder characterised by dysfunction or destruction of the optic nerve tissues. Acquired causes include interruption in the blood supply, nutritional deficiency, compression by a tumour or aneurysm, trauma, and toxic types (Ambizas and Patel In US Pharm 36(4):HS2-HS6, 1). Drug-induced optic neuropathy is of the toxic type and can be defined as a clinical syndrome characterised by papillomacular bundle damage, central, or cecocentral scotoma, and reduced colour vision (Ambizas and Patel In US Pharm 36(4):HS2-HS6, 2011; Sharma and Sharma In Indian J Ophthalmol 59(2):137-141, 2)...
December 30, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017486/outcomes-and-complications-after-phacoemulsification-in-retinoblastoma-patients-with-cataract-after-radiation-treatment
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M Velásquez-Aguilar, H Matiz-Moreno, M Amato-Almanza, C Y Chen-López, G Márquez-García, M A Ramírez-Ortiz
PURPOSE: To describe the visual outcome and complications associated with phacoemulsification in patients with bilateral retinoblastoma (Rb), with lens opacification secondary to external beam radiotherapy. METHODS: A descriptive study was performed on patients with Rb, treated in Federico Gomez Children's Hospital, Mexico, from January 1997 to August 2015, with external beam radiotherapy eye salvaging. Statistical analysis was performed using Stata 10. RESULTS: A total of 15 patients were included...
December 22, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003905/coexistence-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-among-three-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-case-reports-and-review-of-literature
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Amna Al-Futaisi, Ahmed Idris, Abeer Al-Sayegh, Watfa S Al-Mamari
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a multisystem neurocutaneous disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and characterised by benign tumours in the brain and other vital organs such as the heart, eyes, kidneys, skin and lungs. Links between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and TSC have been postulated for many decades, with TSC considered to be one of the main syndromic causes of ASD; however, precise confirmation of a relationship between these two disorders required validated diagnostic tools. Fortunately, accurate evaluation of this relationship is now possible with standardised criteria for ASD diagnosis...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996195/histological-and-clinical-evaluation-of-the-hard-palate-mucous-membrane-graft-for-treatment-of-lower-eyelid-retraction
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Sofie D H Larsen, Steffen Heegaard, Peter B Toft
PURPOSE: To evaluate the histological appearances of the epithelial cells and the clinical effect of the hard palate mucous membrane (HPM) graft for the treatment of lower eyelid retraction (LER). METHODS: This was a follow-up study involving 15 patients, with a total of 16 eyes operated. Five patients had LER as a result of Graves' ophthalmopathy and/or inferior rectus recession, six patients because of wearing an eye prosthesis, two patients because of previous tumour excision, one patient because of proptosis due to sphenoid wing meningioma and one patient because of previous lower eyelid blepharoplasty...
December 20, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966488/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-regulates-proliferation-and-invasion-via-activating-notch-signalling-pathway-in-retinoblastoma
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Changxia Dong, Shaoyi Liu, Yongbin Lv, Chunping Zhang, Heying Gao, Lixia Tan, Hong Wang
Retinoblastoma is the most frequently occurring tumour in the eyes in early childhood. Novel targets that are important for the diagnosis or treatment of retinoblastoma could be valuable in increasing the survival rate of patients affected by this disease. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a recently discovered type of RNAs with no proteincoding function; yet it has become increasingly clear that lncRNAs are responsible for important gene regulatory functions in various diseases. In this study, the expression of lncRNA HOTAIR was measured by qRT-PCR, and HOTAIR expression was found to be significantly upregulated in human retinoblastomas tissues as compared with that in paracancerous tissues...
December 2016: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941046/topical-1-5-fluoruracil-as-a-sole-treatment-of-corneoconjunctival-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia-long-term-study
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Raffaele Parrozzani, Luisa Frizziero, Sara Trainiti, Ilaria Testi, Giacomo Miglionico, Elisabetta Pilotto, Stella Blandamura, Ambrogio Fassina, Edoardo Midena
AIMS: To report long-term clinical outcome of topical 1% 5-fluoruracil (5-FU) as a sole treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN). METHODS: 41 patients affected by OSSN were included. Each patient underwent full ophthalmological examination at baseline, with cytological or histological confirmation. Patients were treated by topical chemotherapy with 1% 5-FU four times a day for 4 weeks. One course was defined as 4 weeks of topical chemotherapy. Adjunctive courses were administered after 1 month of chemotherapy-free interval...
December 9, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933170/growth-of-a-progesterone-receptor-positive-meningioma-in-a-female-patient-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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T O'Shea, R K Crowley, M Farrell, S MacNally, P Govender, J Feeney, J Gibney, M Sherlock
: Meningioma growth has been previously described in patients receiving oestrogen/progestogen therapy. We describe the clinical, radiological, biochemical and pathologic findings in a 45-year-old woman with congenital adrenal hyperplasia secondary to a defect in the 21-hydroxylase enzyme who had chronic poor adherence to glucocorticoid therapy with consequent virilisation. The patient presented with a frontal headache and marked right-sided proptosis. Laboratory findings demonstrated androgen excess with a testosterone of 18...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914117/endoresection-with-adjuvant-ruthenium-brachytherapy-for-selected-uveal-melanoma-patients-the-tuebingen-experience
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Daniela Süsskind, Carina Dürr, Frank Paulsen, Theodor Kaulich, Karl U Bartz-Schmidt
PURPOSE: To evaluate the treatment of selected patients with uveal melanoma with endoresection and adjuvant ruthenium brachytherapy. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with uveal melanoma not suitable for ruthenium plaque monotherapy were treated with endoresection and adjuvant ruthenium brachytherapy between January 2001 and October 2013. Recurrence-free survival, globe retention, course of visual acuity (VA), occurrence of therapy-related complications and metastasis-free and overall survival were analysed retrospectively...
December 3, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899370/benign-reactive-lymphoid-hyperplasia-of-the-conjunctiva-in-childhood
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Adel G AlAkeely, Hind M Alkatan, Adel H Alsuhaibani, Hisham AlKhalidi, Leen Abu Safieh, Sarah E Coupland, Deepak P Edward
BACKGROUND/AIM: Our aim is to the report the clinical and histopathological features of benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (BRLH) of the conjunctiva in children and the outcomes of treatment. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for children aged 0-18 years, diagnosed with conjunctival BRLH from January 2000 to December 2013 at two large ophthalmology hospitals in the Middle East. Data were collected on patient demographics, features of the lesions, the site of the lesion, location, adnexal involvement, lymph nodes involvement, local spread, histopathology and molecular genetic studies of the cases (if available), outcomes of treatment and recurrence...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895365/indications-of-enucleations-and-eviscerations-performed-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-unit-a-case-series
#15
Rashid Baig, Maheen Akhtar Syed, Khabir Ahmad, Tanveer Anjum Chaudhry
The retrospective study was planned to look at the indications of eye enucleations and eviscerations, and comprised all such procedures done at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from January 2006 to December 2015. Data was collected regarding age at the time of procedure, gender, procedure type, indication for enucleation or evisceration, type of implant if used and complications. Of the 66 eyes of 65 individuals, 47 (71.2%) underwent evisceration and 19 (28.8%) enucleation. The mean age at the time of the procedures was 37...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885090/the-impact-of-circadian-rhythms-on-medical-imaging-and-radiotherapy-regimes-for-the-paediatric-patient
#16
E Forssell-Aronsson, R A Quinlan
Daily rhythmic changes are found in cellular events in cell cycle, DNA repair, apoptosis and angiogenesis in both normal and tumour tissue, as well as in enzymatic activity and drug metabolism. In this paper, we hypothesize that circadian rhythms need to be considered in radiation protection and optimization in personalized medicine, especially for paediatric care. The sensitivity of the eye lens to ionizing radiation makes the case for limiting damage to the lens epithelium by planning medical radio-imaging procedures for the afternoon, rather than the morning...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877085/the-evolving-functions-of-autophagy-in-ocular-health-a-double-edged-sword
#17
REVIEW
Peiwei Chai, Hongyan Ni, He Zhang, Xianqun Fan
Autophagy plays an adaptive role in cell survival, development, differentiation and intracellular homeostasis. Autophagy is recognized as a 'self-cannibalizing' process that is active during stresses such as starvation, chemotherapy, infection, ageing, and oxygen shortage to protect organisms from various irritants and to regenerate materials and energy. However, autophagy can also lead to a form of programmed cell death distinct from apoptosis. Components of the autophagic pathway are constitutively expressed at a high level in the eye, including in the cornea, lens, retina, and orbit...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874261/outcome-of-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-for-retinoblastoma-and-its-influencing-factors-a-retrospective-study
#18
Miaojuan Chen, Hua Jiang, Jing Zhang, Gang Shen, Yizhou Jiang, Haibo Li, Zhenyin Liu
PURPOSE: Intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) has become an essential technique for the treatment of advanced and relapsed intra-ocular retinoblastoma. The outcome of IAC for retinoblastoma is influenced by a variety of medical and non-medical factors. In this study, we aimed to examine the outcome of IAC and determine the factors influencing clinical outcome. METHODS: A total of 107 eyes of 73 patients with retinoblastoma undergoing IAC between January 2011 and April 2013 were retrospectively reviewed for clinical outcomes...
November 22, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873479/cytokine-and-chemokine-tear-levels-in-patients-with-uveitis
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Ester Carreño, Alejandro Portero, José M Herreras, Carmen García-Vázquez, Scott M Whitcup, Michael E Stern, Margarita Calonge, Amalia Enríquez-de-Salamanca
PURPOSE: To determine whether the levels of cytokines and chemokines in tears differ in uveitis patients and healthy subjects. METHODS: Ninety-two uveitis patients (mean age 46.4 years) and 157 control healthy subjects (mean age 49.5 years) were recruited. Subjects with ocular surface diseases such as dry eye were excluded from the study. Using multiplex bead-based assays, tears (4 μl) were analysed for the concentration of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-1RA, IL-2, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8/CXCL8, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-15, IL-17A, IL-23, epidermal growth factor (EGF), fractalkine/CX3CL1, interferon-γ, IP-10/CXCL10, monocyte chemo-attractant protein (MCP)-1/CCL2, tumour necrosis factor-α, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, TGF-β2 and TGF-β3...
November 22, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842504/epcam-as-multi-tumour-target-for-near-infrared-fluorescence-guided-surgery
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P B A A van Driel, M C Boonstra, H A J M Prevoo, M van de Giessen, T J A Snoeks, Q R J G Tummers, S Keereweer, R A Cordfunke, A Fish, J D H van Eendenburg, B P F Lelieveldt, J Dijkstra, C J H van de Velde, P J K Kuppen, A L Vahrmeijer, C W G M Löwik, C F M Sier
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of resection margins during cancer surgery can be challenging, often resulting in incomplete tumour removal. Fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) aims to aid the surgeon to visualize tumours and resection margins during surgery. FGS relies on a clinically applicable imaging system in combination with a specific tumour-targeting contrast agent. In this study EpCAM (epithelial cell adhesion molecule) is evaluated as target for FGS in combination with the novel Artemis imaging system...
November 14, 2016: BMC Cancer
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