Late breast cancer recurrence with bone marrow metastases and acute pulmonary hypertension.

We report here a unique case of parallel progression of these bone marrow metastases in a patient with breast cancer who had a relapse a few years after treatment of her primary breast cancer, and she presented with diffuse marrow involvement and pulmonary hypertension without any definitive metastases elsewhere. PMID: 29706824 [PubMed]
Source: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) Source Type: research

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We describe an unusual case of PTTM as the only clinical manifestation of recurrent metastatic breast cancer. A 50 year-old woman presented with hypoxemia and echocardiographic findings consistent with pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale. Correlation of premortem pulmonary imaging with autopsy histopathologic findings revealed that ill-defined ground-glass opacities identified on CT angiogram corresponded to areas of cellular interstitial fibrosis and widespread intrapulmonary tumor emboli involving predominantly small-sized arteries with associated florid intimal fibrosis. The radiologic nodularities and scattered pe...
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: LV-functional non-recovery was not uncommon in breast cancer patients with trastuzumab-induced cardiomyopathy, and non-recovered LVD was significantly associated with MACEs. Decreased LVEF, enlarged LV size, pulmonary hypertension, and anemia were independent predictors of LV-functional non-recovery. Careful monitoring for MACEs and intensive medical management should be considered in trastuzumab-induced cardiomyopathy with these characteristics. PMID: 30737527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Res Cardiol Source Type: research
ConclusionLV-functional non-recovery was not uncommon in breast cancer patients with trastuzumab-induced cardiomyopathy, and non-recovered LVD was significantly associated with MACEs. Decreased LVEF, enlarged LV size, pulmonary hypertension, and anemia were independent predictors of LV-functional non-recovery. Careful monitoring for MACEs and intensive medical management should be considered in trastuzumab-induced cardiomyopathy with these characteristics.
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Using five bioinformatics analysis software, we identified Golgi protein 73 (GP73) as a putative target of microRNA-27b (miR-27b), which is closely related to various biological processes or diseases such as bone metabolism disease, adipose cell and muscle cell development, pulmonary hypertension, cervical cancer, and breast cancer. However, the clinical significance of miR-27b in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still unclear. The differential expression of miR-27b in HCC and adjacent normal liver tissues was measured by quantitative reverse transcription PCR. Our results showed that the expression of miR-27b in tumor ti...
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: CLINICAL REPORTS Source Type: research
Conclusions: The frequency of screening for CTEPH seems negligible in PE patients with cancer. Concomitant cancer may affect the clinical suspicion of CTEPH.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Pulmonary embolism Source Type: research
We report on a 42-year-old woman who was diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer that was detected due to the presence of PTTM. Eleven months after surgery for heterochronous bilateral cancer of the left breast, she developed progressive dyspnea but computerized tomography showed no pulmonary thromboembolism, and a transthoracic echocardiography revealed mild pulmonary hypertension. She was diagnosed with PTTM by cytology from pulmonary artery catheterization and perfusion lung scintigraphy. Also, the patients complained of back pain after admission, bone scintigraphy showed multiple bone metastases. Despite the early diagn...
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We report a case of a 54-year old female admitted for severe heart failure induced by myocardial and valvular damage after postoperative adjuvant therapy for left breast cancer 6 years ago. Her recent history revealed nonST elevation myocardial infarction in the absence of significant cardiovascular risk factors. Transthoracic echocardiography, tissue Doppler imaging and speckle-tracking imaging revealed severe biventricular systolic dysfunction, severe mitral and tricuspid regurgitation and severe pulmonary hypertension. PMID: 28180206 [PubMed - in process]
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Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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