A comparison of clinical staging using the Lugano versus Ann Arbor classifications in Japanese patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.

CONCLUSION: Our data revealed a high concordance rate between the Lugano and Ann Arbor staging system in Japanese patients with HL. Because of its low diagnostic value, routine bone marrow examination might be unnecessary for staging when FDG-PET/CT is used as a substitute. PMID: 31802636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ann Oncol - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Oncol Source Type: research

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ConclusionWe showed that BM FDG-positive predicted a poorer survival in patients with advanced stage DBLCL. We also found that BMB-negative and BM FDG-positive patients had similar PFS or OS to BMB-positive and BM FDG-negative patients. Further study in a larger population is needed to clarify clinical significance of BM FDG in these patients.
Source: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
We described a patient with a complaint of fatigue, with the chest computed tomography (CT) scan revealing 2 masses in bilateral lung. Diagnoses: The CT-guided lung biopsy examined 1 lesion in the right lung, and the post-operative pathological diagnosis of ALK-negative pulmonary IMT was recommended. However, the lung lesions were found significantly enlarged during the subsequent visit 8 months later, along with multiple metastases to the bone and abdominal cavity. A bone marrow biopsy revealed bone marrow infiltration by spindle cells. Interventions: The patient began to take Celecoxib due to the rapid progression ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Authors: Xiao-Xue W, Xinyue H, Lijun Z Abstract BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and bone marrow biopsy are currently the common clinical examination of lymphoma infiltration. The aim of this research is to evaluate the value of PET-CT in diagnosis of bone marrow infiltration, clinical staging and pathological typing of lymphoma. METHODS: 153 cases were analyzed retrospectively to compare the consistency of PET-CT and bone marrow biopsy. We analyzed the sensitivity, accuracy and specificity of PET-CT in different clinical pathology of lymphoma. RESULTS: The PET-CT sensit...
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the potential of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in replacing routine bone-marrow biopsies (BMB) in newly diagnosed extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTCL).MethodsNewly diagnosed patients underwent PET/CT imaging and routine BMB to assess bone/bone marrow involvement (BMI). Clinical stage and treatment plan were determined, and survival was compared.ResultsIn a total of 101 patients, 78 were diagnosed as stage I/II and 23 as stage III/IV without using the BMB results. No BMB-positive patients were identified in stages I/II, and therefore, the BMB results di...
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Summary: The association of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) to breast implants (breast implant-associated ALCL) has brought back the discussion on the clinical safety of the use of silicone implants. A 63-year-old woman came to our institution in early 2015, reporting a gluteal augmentation with silicone implants in 2006 and a recent increasing volume and distortion of the left buttock. Radiologic imaging showed a large amount of fluid collection around the implant. The left side implant was removed and the capsule was left intact, presupposing a future reimplantation. The fluid collected was positive for Staphyloc...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Ideas and Innovations Source Type: research
In 2014 a 66 year-old woman presented with anemia and an IgAk monoclonal spike. Bone marrow (BM) biopsy showed 80% lymphocytes and lymphoplasmacytoid cells. Computed Tomography (CT) scan documented neither adenopathy nor splenomegaly. Diagnosis of IgA lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma was made. After three lines of treatment, progressive disease with adenopathies, splenomegaly and ascites were documented on a CT scan. Our patient developed thrombocytopenia, transfusion-dependent anemia and clinical deterioration. We performed genetic studies of peripheral blood lymphoctyes with NGS approach. Given the identification ofMYD88 L265P...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study demonstrates that 18F-FDG PET/CT predicts BMI better than BMB. 18F-FDG PET/CT may be used at initial staging of pediatric patients with NHL, HL, ES, and NB.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionsBaseline TMTV and TLG are both strong independent prognostic factors for pediatric B-NHL and provide a potential approach to aid in risk sub-stratification, especially in patients with high-risk disease.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
We report the case of a 62-year-old woman with previous history of stage III Hodgkin lymphoma. Routine follow-up CT scan revealed 2 years after end of treatment the appearance of mediastinal nodes, suspected of lymphoma recurrence. An 18F-FDG PET/CT was performed showing hypermetabolic mediastinal lymph nodes with diffuse symmetric osteomedullar hypermetabolism of pelvis and scapulae. In the hypothesis of either recurrence or multisystemic inflammatory disorder, bone marrow and lymph node biopsies were performed, revealing the presence of noncaseating epithelioid cell granulomas, leading to the diagnosis of multisystemic s...
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
618Objectives: Bone marrow biopsy is typically used for diagnosis as well as assessment of treatment in AML but it cannot identify extramedullary involvement. Extra medullary disease (EMD) can occur before diagnosis of AML, during treatment, or present as relapse, post chemotherapy/transplant. Conventional imaging such as CT (computed tomography) &MRI(magnetic resonance imaging), help detect additional lesions over clinical examination, but cannot detect small occult sites. PET/CT by combining metabolism with anatomy, should help detect such sites. Therefore we used PET&CT to evaluate both metabolism &structure to ...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Lymphoma / Leukemia Source Type: research
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