Radiologists are performing more bone marrow biopsies

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This study is a bibliographical review, aiming to understand the sensitivity and specificity parameters of the tests used to detect Leishmaniasis, as well as to understand if there is any relevance in proposing a serological screening for Leishmaniasis in blood banks. In general, we observed that there are currently several types of tests for detecting Leishmaniasis: parasitological, serological and molecular. In such tests, many serological methods and kits are available for the detection of asymptomatic visceral leishmaniasis, but there is variability in sensitivity and specificity among the methods. The gold standard fo...
Source: Journal of Parasitic Diseases - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
A 67-year-old man experienced multiple cutaneous nodules for 3 weeks. His initial skin biopsy only showed local inflammation. However, after a 2-week anti-inflammation therapy, the skin manifestations were not improved while the leukocyte count gradually increased. FDG PET/CT revealed widespread cutaneous and subcutaneous hypermetabolic lesions in many parts of the body, and heterogeneously increased uptakes in the bone marrow. Bone marrow biopsy and second skin biopsy were performed. Pathological examination from both specimen demonstrated acute monocytic leukemia.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
This report extends the spectrum of composite hematolymphoid neoplasms and shows thatALK rearrangement should be considered in all histiocytosis subtypes. Moreover, both tumours eradication under ibrutinib suggests that BTK inhibitors may also be effective in histiocytic neoplasms.
Source: Virchows Archiv - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo identify textural features on dual-energy CT (DECT) –based bone marrow images in myeloma which correlate with serum markers of myeloma activity and the degree of medullary involvement.MethodsA total of 110 patients (63.0  ± 11.0 years, 51 female) who underwent unenhanced whole-body DECT between September 2015 and February 2019 were retrospectively included, which was approved by our institutional ethics committee with a waiver of the informed consent requirement. All patients had current hematologic laboratory tests. Using DECT post-processing, non-calcium bone marrow ima...
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Blood Cancer Journal, Published online: 02 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41408-020-00363-6Utility of repeating bone marrow biopsy for confirmation of complete response in multiple myeloma
Source: Blood Cancer Journal - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Liu L, Liu X, Sun Y, Zeng Y, Tang X, Li X, Liu J, Xiao R Abstract Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors, and has high incidence and mortality rates, worldwide. Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disorder of hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells, results in marrow failure, which increases the risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Few studies had reported patients who have suffered from both ESCC and MDS/AML simultaneously. To identify possible potential associations between ESCC and MDS/AML, the present case report describes a patient with both types of these t...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
Soft-tissue contour deficiencies depend on various origins including esthetics, congenital and post trauma asymmetries, post tumor defects, and chronic wound sequelae. Reconstructions or repairs are still a challenge today. Fat grafting is an old reconstructive technique dating back to 1893, but it has only recently become popular, especially among plastic surgeons. Being generally disregarded by medical practitioners for many years, adipose tissue has come into the spotlight because it is omnipresent and easily obtainable in substantial quantities with little patient discomfort and no relevant donor-site morbidity. Partic...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Abstract Night sweats are a nonspecific symptom that patients commonly experience but rarely discuss with their physicians without prompting. Although many life-threatening causes such as malignancies or infections have been described, most patients who report persistent night sweats in the primary care setting do not have a serious underlying disorder. Conditions commonly associated with night sweats include menopause, mood disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hyperthyroidism, and obesity. If a clinical diagnosis is apparent based on the initial history and physical examination, specific treatment for four...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
We describe a 63-year-old female who was presented with obstructive jaundice and epigastric pain of 10 days. Initial CBC revealed 43x103/ μL white blood cells, 11.2 g/dL hemoglobin, and 88x103/ μL platelets. CT abdomen revealed hepatomegaly and suspected pancreatic mass with large retroperitoneal lymph nodal mass. Peripheral smear showed 56% lymphoid cells with blast morphology. The bone marrow (BM) aspirate smear was infiltrated by 83% immature-looking cells. BM biopsy showed interstitia l to diffuse extensive infiltration by primitive-looking cells, positive for pan-B-cell antigens CD20, CD79, and PAX5 as well as t...
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Alterations in copper homeostasis is an uncommon cause for hematologic alterations frequently presenting with dysplastic features in the bone marrow. Most of these alterations have been documented in adult patients with copper deficiency. Rare cases show hematogone hyperplasia in these patients. Effects of mild copper excess have not been documented in literature. We are describing a pediatric patient who presented with pancytopenia associated with hypercupraemia (excess of copper). Bone marrow examination showed hematogone hyperplasia. Interestingly, correction of serum copper levels with zinc therapy lead to complete imp...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Online Articles: Clinical and Laboratory Observations Source Type: research
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