Concurrent benign metastasizing leiomyoma in the lung and lumbar spine with elevated standardized uptake value level in positron-emission tomography computed tomography: A case report and literature review
Rationale: Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is rare condition involving distant metastases secondary to benign uterine leiomyoma, and it is most commonly found in the lungs. It rarely metastasizes to the spine to cause osteolytic damage and spinal canal compression. Patient concerns: A 51-year-old woman with low back and bilateral leg pain and paresthesia was admitted to our ward. She has a previous medical history of uterine leiomyomas. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine revealed vertebral body osteolytic destruction and soft tissue mass in the L4/5 with a secondary lumbar spinal stenosis. Positron emission tomography computed tomography showed moderately intense accumulation of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose in the L4/5 mass, as well as multiple nodules with increased metabolic activity in both lungs. Diagnoses: Pulmonary and spinal BML. Interventions: The patient underwent a computed tomography-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the lung nodule and lumbar corpectomy, tumor excision, and vertebroplasty in the L4/5. Outcomes: Pathologically, both pulmonary nodule and vertebral mass were diagnosed as leiomyomas without any malignant evidence. Estrogen and progesterone receptors were both positive in the metastatic tumors. The patient's symptoms completely disappeared after the surgery. The patient is currently receiving outpatient anti-estrogen tamoxifen treatment for a BML. Lessons: Through this case, we suggest that BML should be regarded as part ...
We describe the most highly recommended generic and disease-specific PRO tools in SCD and discuss the challenges of incorporating them in clinical practice. EXPERT OPINION: PRO measures are essential to incorporate into SCD clinical trials either as primary or secondary outcomes. The use of PRO measures in SCD facilitates a patient-centered approach, which is likely to lead to improved outcomes. Significant challenges remain in adapting PRO tools to routine clinical use and in developing countries. PMID: 33034214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Immunohistochemistry seems to be a promising option not only in clinical recognition, but also in the selection and monitoring of treatment effects. However, these methods have not yet recommended for routine clinical use. PMID: 33032462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Currently in fellowship doing bread/butter procedures (MBB, epidurals, PNB, few SCS/PNS trials, etc.) and just interviewed at a private practice spot where they do a lot of procedures that I will have not done any training in prior to graduating (e.g. IT pump, SI fusion, Vertiflex, Kypho, MILD, Discectomy, lots of SCS/PNS trials etc) and significant amount of "OR pain procedures" at a very busy practice seeing 30-40 pts/day - how many of you are commonly performing these procedures and are... private practice concern
Publication date: October 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 89Author(s): Fernando Lopes, Fernando A. Vicentini, Nina L. Cluny, Alexander J. Mathews, Benjamin H. Lee, Wagdi A. Almishri, Lateece Griffin, William Gonçalves, Vanessa Pinho, Derek M. McKay, Simon A. Hirota, Mark G. Swain, Quentin J. Pittman, Keith A. Sharkey
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Authors: Kim H, Lim YM, Lee EJ, Kim HW, Ahn HS, Kim KK PMID: 33029979 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: More than half of the iIONP patients had an enhanced oculomotor nerve in MRI. A few of them also had elevated CSF IgG synthesis rate, but no further evidence for inflammation was found. The administration of steroids seemed to have no benefit other than increasing the blood glucose level. PMID: 33029972 [PubMed]
Authors: Kim EH, Shim WH, Lee JS, Yoon HM, Ko TS, Yum MS Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent quantitative neuroimaging studies of childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) have identified various structural abnormalities that might be involved in the onset of absence seizure and associated cognitive and behavioral functions. However, the neuroanatomical alterations specific to CAE remain unclear, and so this study investigated the regional alterations of brain structures associated with newly diagnosed CAE. METHODS: Surface and volumetric magnetic resonance imaging data of patients with newly diagnosed CAE (n=18) an...
CONCLUSIONS: Paramagnetic rims might be a characteristic MRI finding for MS, and therefore they have potential as an imaging marker for differentially diagnosing MS from NMOSD using 3-T MRI. PMID: 33029961 [PubMed]
ConclusionAS/AD is a mechanical disorder of the larynx that can be successfully treated if promptly diagnosed. Clinical trials and multi-centric studies are necessary to set management guidelines.