Diffuse Idiopathic Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia (DIPNECH) Syndrome and Carcinoid Tumors With/Without NECH: A Clinicopathologic, Radiologic, and Immunomolecular Comparison Study
In this study, we compared clinical, radiologic, histologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular features of DIPNECH and isolated carcinoids with/without NECH. The study population included 151 cases (77 female patients and 74 male patients), 19 with DIPNECH and 132 with carcinoids with/without NECH. None of the cases displayed molecular alterations or anaplastic lymphoma kinase expression. Compared with individuals with carcinoids with/without NECH, patients with DIPNECH were more likely to be female individuals (P
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Thomas H. Shin, Elica Inagaki, Teja Ganta, Kevan Hartshorn, Virginia R. Litle, Kei SuzukiAbstractTumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening complication comprised of hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, and hypocalcemia attributed to release of intracellular contents. While traditionally associated with leukemia and lymphoma after chemotherapy, it is known to occur in solid malignancies. We herein report a rare case of this syndrome after resection of bulky carcinoid tumor of the lung.
Abstract Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening complication comprised of hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, and hypocalcemia attributed to release of intracellular contents. While traditionally associated with leukemia and lymphoma after chemotherapy, it is known to occur in solid malignancies. We herein report a rare case of this syndrome after resection of bulky carcinoid tumor of the lung. PMID: 30218665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionAlthough the SUVmax of each disease overlapped, PET/CT findings provided useful information for the differential diagnosis of anterior mediastinal masses.
AbstractCancers of the appendix are rare. Most of them are found accidentally on appendectomies performed for appendicitis. When reviewed, majority of the tumors were carcinoid, adenoma, and lymphoma. Adenocarcinomas of the appendix are only 0.08% of all cancers, and the treatment remains controversial. It can present as appendicitis or lump or abscess. Gastrointestinal tuberculosis most commonly involves the ileocecal region. Disruption of the integrity of mucosal barriers and impairment in cell-mediated immunity associated with cancerous growth are known to predispose to bacterial infection. The role of antituberculosis ...
1331Objectives: To investigate the role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the management of bilateral adrenal gland lesions. Methods: Retrospectively collect patients with pathology-proved bilateral adrenal lesions (>2cm in diameter), who also underwent pre-therapy 18F-FDG PET/CT scan between Jan 2013 and Nov 2017. SUVmax of the adrenal lesions and the remote lesions on PET/CT were recorded. P
1373Objectives: To collect preliminary data on 82-Rb (Rb) uptake in malignant tumors on PET/CT. Methods: The data warehouse of our institution was searched for all patients with a histologically proven, untreated malignancy at the time of cardiac Rb PET/CT since its introduction in October 2008 until August 31, 2015 . Two radiologists reviewed Rb PET/CT images and compared Rb uptake of the dominant lesion (LIS) in each patient to the Rb uptake in the liver (LIV), mediastinum blood pool (MBP), lung (LUN) and subcutaneous fat uptake (SCF). Lesion uptake was scored as 4 (LIS> LIV), 3 (LIV> LIS> MBP), 2 (MBP> LIS&g...
CONCLUSION: Although all of the appendectomy samples were normal macroscopically, data from this study suggest that all specimens should be sent for routine investigation. KEY WORDS: Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Carcinoid, Mucocele, Endometriosis. PMID: 29339597 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Jordan is a low-risk area for gastric cancer, but carcinoma occurs at a young age and is associated with gastritis, Helicobacter pylori infection, and intestinal metaplasia in a large proportion of cases. Better strategic health planning and early detection is needed, especially in young patients suffering from gastritis. PMID: 28889157 [PubMed - in process]
Small bowel tumors (SBTs) are uncommon. They represent between 2% -5% of all gastrointestinal tumors (GIT). They may be primary (pSBTs) such as adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, carcinoid or neuroendocrine tumors (NET), gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and lymphoma or metastatic (mSBTs). Data about SBTs in Chile is limited.
Abstract Although gastric tumors have overlapping radiologic appearances, some unusual tumors may present specific imaging features. Using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), with water as a negative oral contrast agent and intravenous contrast medium, can provide critical information for the diagnosis of gastric diseases. In addition, MDCT can evaluate the involvement of the gastric wall and extragastric extent of the disease, as compared with gastroenteroscopy and double-contrast upper gastrointestinal study. Regarding lesion location and size, enhancing and growth patterns, presence of calcification or fa...