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Benign neoplasms in women

Rikki A Cannioto, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell, Shalaka Hampras, Ellen L Goode, Keith Knutson, Roberta Ness, Francesmary Modugno, Paul K Wallace, J Brian Szender, Paul Mayor, Chi-Chen Hong, Janine M Joseph, Grace Friel, Warren Davis, Mary Nesline, Kevin H Eng, Robert P Edwards, Bridget Kruszka, Kristina Schmitt, Kunle Odunsi, Kirsten B Moysich
OBJECTIVE: There is a mounting body of evidence demonstrating higher percentages of regulatory T (Treg) cells in the peripheral blood of patients with cancer in comparison to healthy controls, but there is a paucity of epidemiological literature characterizing circulating Treg cells among patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). To investigate the role of peripheral Treg cells in ovarian neoplasms, we conducted a case-control study to characterize circulating concentrations of Treg cells among patients with EOC, women with benign ovarian conditions, and healthy controls without a history of cancer...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Alice Gottlieb, Alan Menter, April Armstrong, Christopher Ocampo, Yihua Gu, Henrique D Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa, is a painful, chronic, debilitating, inflammatory skin disease and has shown response to anti-TNF-α therapy. Efficacy and safety of the anti-TNF-α agent, adalimumab, was assessed in a post hoc analysis of women from the first 16 weeks of a phase 2 study of men and women with HS. METHODS: Patients with moderate-to-severe HS in at least 2 body areas, unresponsive or intolerant to oral antibiotics for treatment of their HS, and with no previous anti-TNF-a or systemic non-biologic treatment, were randomized 1:1:1 to 40 mg adalimumab-weekly or every-other-week, or placebo...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Verena Plodeck, Ulrich Sommer, Gustavo B Baretton, Daniela E Aust, Michael Laniado, Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann, Ivan Platzek
Pancreatic endometriosis is very rare with only a few cases reported in the literature. The imaging features are non-specific and the definitive diagnosis is usually only established after surgery. We report on a 68-year-old woman with left upper quadrant pain who demonstrated a mass in the pancreatic tail on imaging. Laboratory results showed only mildly elevated liver enzymes, tumor markers were within the normal range. A left pancreatectomy was performed, frozen section suggesting a benign lesion, and final histopathology confirmed endometriotic cysts...
September 2016: Acta Radiologica Open
Nasir Ud Din, Pingchuan Zhang, William R Sukov, Christopher A Sattler, Sarah M Jenkins, Leona A Doyle, Andrew L Folpe, Karen J Fritchie
OBJECTIVES: Spindle cell lipomas (SCLs) are benign lipomatous neoplasms that classically arise in the posterior neck, upper back, and shoulders of older male patients. We sought to characterize the occurrence of this entity at nonclassic sites. METHODS: All cases of SCL arising at atypical sites were retrieved from our archives. RESULTS: Of 439 total cases of SCL, 57 arose at atypical locations in 32 men and 25 women (age range, 27-79 years)...
October 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Linda N Nilsson, Margaret G Keane, Awad Shamali, Judith Millastre Bocos, Monica Marijinissen van Zanten, Anne Antila, Cristina Verdejo Gil, Marco Del Chiaro, Johanna Laukkarinen
BACKGROUND: The current management of pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) is defined by the consensus European, International Association of Pancreatology and American College of Gastroenterology guidelines. However, the criterion for surgical resection remains uncertain and differs between these guidelines. Therefore through this systematic review of the existing literature we aimed to better define the natural history and prognosis of these lesions, in order to clarify recommendations for future management...
September 20, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Vitor Arantes, Noriya Uedo, Moises Salgado Pedrosa, Yasuhiko Tomita
AIM: To describe a series of patients with aberrant polypoid nodule scar developed after gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), and to discuss its pathogenesis and clinical management. METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively the endoscopic database of two academic institutions located in Brazil and Japan and searched for all patients that underwent ESD to manage gastric neoplasms from 2003 to 2015. The criteria for admission in the study were: (1) successful en bloc ESD procedure with R0 and curative resection confirmed histologically; (2) postoperative endoscopic examination with identification of a polypoid nodule scar (PNS) at ESD scar; (3) biopsies of the PNS with hyperplastic or regenerative tissue, reviewed by two independent experienced gastrointestinal pathologists, one from each Institution...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Mana Fukushima, Inga-Marie Schaefer, Christopher D M Fletcher
Myolipoma of soft tissue, which was first described by Meis and Enzinger (1991), is a rare benign neoplasm characterized by the admixture of mature adipocytes and well-differentiated smooth muscle cells. Recently, cytogenetic alteration of the HMGA2 gene has been reported in 2 myolipomas. We present the clinicopathologic features of 34 cases of myolipoma of soft tissue, study immunoreactivity for HMGA2, and review the previous literature. In our series, there were 32 women and 2 men, with age at presentation ranging from 35 to 94 years (median, 55 y)...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Marcelo Souza Teixeira, Caren Dos Santos Lima, Simone De Abreu Neves Salles1, Flávio Barbosa Luz, Roberta Roberta Duarte Bezerra Pinto, Luciana Pantaleão
Fordyce angiokeratoma is a benign skin neoplasm, characterized by erythematous-violet keratotic papules with mamillated surface, which follows a chronic and minimally symptomatic course. However, symptoms can be related such as itching, burning, bleeding, dyspareunia; aesthetic and social concerns may prompt request for treatment. The condition mainly affects men and usually occurs in the scrotum, but rarely may occur in women. A 30-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension is described. Over a period of two years she developed multiple angiokeratomas of the vulva, complicated by frequent bleeding...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Luiza Moore, Ketan Gajjar, Mercedes Jimenez-Linan, Robin Crawford
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of appendiceal pathology in women undergoing surgery for mucinous ovarian neoplasm and to evaluate whether appendicectomy is necessary. METHODS: This single-institution retrospective study reviewed prevalence of appendiceal lesions in all patients operated on at our institution from 2002 to 2013 with the final diagnosis of mucinous tumor of the ovary. Clinicopathological data were analyzed. RESULTS: One hundred twenty-three cases were identified...
October 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Cora Hallas, Julia Phillipp, Lukas Domanowsky, Bettina Kah, Katharina Tiemann
BACKGROUND: Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas (SPN) are rare tumors affecting mainly women. They show an activating mutation in CTNNB1, the gene for β-catenin, and consequently an overactivation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. This signaling pathway is implied in the pathogenesis of various aggressive tumors, including pancreatic adenocarcinomas (PDAC). Despite this, SPN are characterized by an unusually benign clinical course. Attempts to explain this lack of malignancy have led to the discovery of an aberrant expression of the transcription factor FLI1 in SPN...
2016: BMC Cancer
Yichun Guan, Lankai Guo, Lawrence Zukerberg, Bo R Rueda, Aaron K Styer
BACKGROUND: Human uterine leiomyoma (fibroids; LYO) are the most common benign neoplasms in reproductive-aged women. Dysregulated extracellular matrix and irregular LYO reversion-inducing cysteine-rich protein with Kazal motifs (RECK) expression are thought to be mediated by aberrant microRNA (miR) expression. The relationship of miR-15b and RECK expression in LYO has not been studied. METHODS: The expression levels of miR-15b and RECK were determined by quantitative RT-PCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry in cultures derived from commercial primary leiomyoma (cpLYO) and myometrial (cpMYO) cell lines and leiomyoma (pLYO) and myometrium (pMYO) tissue from surgical samples respectively...
2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Kung-Chao Chang, Jen-Chieh Lee, Yu-Chu Wang, Liang-Yi Hung, Yenlin Huang, Wan-Ting Huang, Ren-Ching Wang, Tse-Ching Chen, Yi-Shan Tsai, L Jeffrey Medeiros
Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT) of the spleen is a morphologically distinctive lesion. Although the clinical course of SANT is benign, its reactive or neoplastic nature remains to be clarified. Furthermore, some investigators have suggested that SANT is related to IgG4 sclerosing lesion or inflammatory pseudotumor with stromal cells positive for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). In this study, we assessed 22 cases of SANT derived from adult women. Clinical data and follow-up information were obtained by chart review...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Millena Prata Jammal, Agrimaldo Martins-Filho, Thales Parenti Silveira, Eddie Fernando Candido Murta, Rosekeila Simões Nomelini
INTRODUCTION: Ovarian cancer has a high mortality and delayed diagnosis. Inflammation is a risk factor for ovarian cancer, and the inflammatory response is involved in almost all stages of tumor development. Immunohistochemical staining in stroma and epithelium of a panel of cytokines in benign and malignant ovarian neoplasm was evaluated. In addition, immunostaining was related to prognostic factors in malignant tumors. METHOD: The study group comprised 28 ovarian benign neoplasias and 28 ovarian malignant neoplasms...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology
Gaurav Pratap Singh Gahlot, Asit Ranjan Mridha, Mukund Sable, Mehar Chand Sharma, Raja Pramanik, Lalit Kumar
Extrapancreatic solid pseudopapillary neoplasms (SPNs) are rare tumors, which bear morphological, immunohistochemical, and molecular features similar to those of pancreatic counterparts. SPN occurs primarily in adolescent girls and young women. It is considered to be a malignant neoplasm with low-grade biology. Ovarian SPNs are uncommon, have benign morphology, usually limited to the ovary and local surgical excision is curative. We report an unusual case of SPN of right ovary with extraovarian spread and metastases to lymph nodes...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
B Dustin Pooler, David H Kim, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence and outcomes of unsuspected indeterminate but likely unimportant extracolonic findings (CT Colonography Reporting and Data System [C-RADS] category E3) at screening CT colonography (CTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 99 months (April 2004 through June 2012), 7952 consecutive adults without symptoms of colorectal cancer (4277 women, 3675 men; mean age ± SD, 56.7 ± 7.3 years) underwent first-time screening CTC...
November 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Sara E Wobker, Christopher G Przybycin, Kanishka Sircar, Jonathan I Epstein
Renal oncocytomas are benign neoplasms that are often excised, as clinically they cannot be distinguished with certainty from renal cell carcinoma. One of the least common findings in oncocytomas is vascular invasion and their behavior is not well characterized with only reports of isolated examples and smaller case series. Whether vascular invasion is acceptable for the diagnosis of oncocytoma still remains controversial, even amongst genitourinary pathologists with expertise in renal tumor pathology. Of 1474 cases of renal oncocytoma identified at three large medical centers, 22 (1...
August 3, 2016: Human Pathology
T Burnik Papler, S Frković Grazio, B Kobal
BACKGROUND: Sertoli - Leydig cell tumors (SLCTs) are sex-cord stromal tumors that account less than 0.5 % of primary ovarian neoplasms. They are mostly benign and occur in reproductive age women. Variants with heterologous mesenchymal elements are exceptionaly rare. The usual presentation of SLCTs is with signs of androgen excess as majority of them produce androgens. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a SLCT occurring in a 70 year old woman. Her presenting complaint was abdominal distension and pain...
2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
Wesley L Davison, Aaron N Pearlman, Luke A Donatelli, Lindsey M Conley
BACKGROUND: Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartomas (REAH) are benign nose neoplasms found in the nasal cavity and sinuses. Symptoms include anosmia, nasal obstruction, facial pressure, and rhinorrhea. Although previously thought to be rare, these tumors are being increasingly recognized on pathology in patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery. However, REAH is difficult to diagnose before surgery because it may mimic other entities, such as nasal polyps or inverted papilloma, and is often found incidentally only after surgery...
July 2016: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
Guilherme Naccache Namur, Thiago Costa Ribeiro, Marcelo M Souto, Estela Regina Ramos Figueira, Telesforo Bacchella, Ricardo Jureidini
BACKGROUND: Solid pseudopapillary pancreatic neoplasia is usually a large well-circumscribed pancreatic mass, with cystic and solid areas more frequently found in young women. It is a benign pancreatic neoplasia in most cases, therefore minimally invasive surgery could be an interesting approach. AIM: Evaluate the results of minimally invasive surgery for this neoplasia. METHODS: Patients with this tumor who underwent minimally invasive pancreatectomies between 2009 and 2015 in a single institution, were analyzed regarding demographic, clinical-pathological futures, post-operative morbidity and disease-free survival...
April 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Joana Sampaio, Inês Sarmento-Gonçalves, Joana Moreira Barros, Joana Felix, Pedro Tiago-Silva
Mature cystic teratomas, or dermoid tumors, are the most common benign ovarian neoplasms in young women. Malignant transformation is rare, and occurs in less than 2% of the cases. The heterogeneous histological composition of these tumors may be responsible for the occasional elevation of various tumor markers, such as Ca19-9 and Ca125. We describe one case of mature cystic teratoma in a 50-year old woman with the second highest level of Ca19-9 (8922.76 UI/mL) described in the literature. We concluded that abnormal levels of Ca19-9 are not necessarily associated with ovarian malignancy, and may lead to unnecessary medical intervention and patient anxiety...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
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