FDG PET/CT and Ultrasound Evaluation of Breast Implant–Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
We present 4 cases of pathology-confirmed BIA-ALCL to illustrate varying presentations and imaging features of this disease process. Breast implant–associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma presents most commonly approximately 10 years after implantation of textured silicone or saline breast implants. Patients may present with breast enlargement, peri-implant effusion, a palpable breast or axillary mass, lymphadenopathy, breast skin erythema, or pain. Diagnosis of BIA-ALCL may be confirmed by sampling of peri-implant fluid or biopsy of peri-implant masses or regional lymph nodes.
ConclusionsThis study is one of the first to apply the EORTC QLU-C10D to a heterogeneous group of cancer patients. Results can be used to more efficiently target care towards factors influencing HRQoL. Furthermore, it enhances our understanding of how the EORTC QLU-C10D performs across cancer types, supporting its use in cost –utility analyses.
ConclusionIn total, 42% of the patients experienced WS after TKI therapy discontinuation in the RU-SKI study. Physicians should be warned about the possibility of WS development, and patients of older age and with longer TKI treatment need special attention.
Abstract Primary pancreatic lymphoma is a rare clinical entity representing
We report a case of a 33-year-old man who complained of gait disturbance with weakness in both legs and severe back pain. Diagnoses: A continuous enhancing epidural lesion with cord compression from the T7 to L1 level was detected in magnetic resonance imaging. Laboratory analysis indicated the possibility of spinal infectious disease. We assumed that the lesion could be tuberculous spondylitis. Interventions and outcomes: The patient underwent posterior laminectomy with marginal excision of the epidural mass to relieve cord compression. Pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of LCH. The 12-month follow-up ...
An exploratory study was conducted to examine the quality of life and pain experienced by patients with pediatric cancer at home after discharge. Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of quality of life were measured and how these may be affected by age, sex, diagnosis, and pain status. The authors also characterized intensity, location, and quality of pain experienced. A sample of 33 patients participating in a larger study was selected on the basis of having pain on the day of discharge and having completed the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Generic, Cancer Module, Multidimensional Fatigue Scale, and th...
ConclusionLymphoma is not a common disease in patients with prostheses, and more data are needed to identify risk factors and make proper diagnoses.Level of Evidence IIIThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266.
ConclusionsDental providers should consider malignancy, including lymphoma, although uncommon, in the differential diagnosis of jaw pain, particularly when thorough evaluation fails to disclose a dental etiology, routine dental interventions fail to control symptoms, or there are atypical clinical or radiographic findings.
This study described the clinical and histopathologic data of 6 cases diagnosed as oral plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) retrieved from the files of 2 Brazilian oral pathology services from 2000 to 2018. The mean age at presentation was 41.5 years, with a male predominance of 2:1. Involved sites were the palate, maxillary mucosa, and mandibular mucosa. All cases presented as a combination of ill-defined swellings and ulcers, with pain or bleeding. Histopathologic features revealed the proliferation of large cells, with round to ovoid eccentric nuclei, and peripheral nucleoli, as well as plasmablastic cells with prominent nucleoli.
Late recurrence of Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is rare, especially in the oral region. A 58-year-old woman, treated 9 years ago for a BL in the tonsil, described a 2-week history of sensitive alteration and pain in the chin region. Physical examination revealed a complete paresthesia involving the bilateral chin and lower lip. No other alterations were found at cone beam computed tomography and at clinical examination. Through magnetic resonance exam, it was possible to identify an alteration in the mandibular body extending to the entire right side.
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a very rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma with an extremely short doubling time that tends to affect children in the jaw. Here we report the case of a 6-year-old boy who visited the emergency service complaining of jaw pain, jaw swelling, and dental mobility for 20 days. Biopsy was performed and the diagnosis of BL was established. The patient was immediately admitted at the oncohematology center of a pediatric institute for treatment. Admission examination revealed generalized lymphadenopathy, sagittal sinus thrombosis, and tumor infiltration in the sphenoidal and maxillary sinuses, liver, lung, both kidne...