Superior vena cava syndrome and pulmonary adenocarcinoma.

We report a large-cell adenocarcinoma of the lung in a tobacco smoker with classical superior vena cava syndrome and digital clubbing. Computed tomography and nuclear magnetic resonance revealed the involvement of the vena cava and metastases in the left adrenal gland and central nervous system. Biopsy samples of the mass yielded the diagnosis. The patient underwent a schedule of palliative chemotherapy and brain radiotherapy. PMID: 32239113 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Although synchronous lesions are rarely encountered, this eventuality should not be omitted. In such cases, surgery should be taken in consideration and the intent of radicality should regard both lesions. PMID: 32235322 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: For a diagnosis of primary breast cancer of the vulva, a thorough metastatic workup should be performed, with attention directed toward detecting a breast primary disease by results of the history, physical examination, and radiologic examination of the breasts mainly to help confirm that the vulvar lesion is the primary site as opposed to metastasis from a breast primary cancer and also for staging. Management of this rare entity is challenging because of a lack of specific guidelines, and treatment, therefore, is similar to that of breast cancer.Treatment should consist of an individualized combination of sur...
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
Authors: Yamazawa E, Honma Y, Satomi K, Taniguchi H, Takahashi M, Yoshida A, Tominaga K, Miyakita Y, Ohno M, Asanome T, Satomi N, Narita Y Abstract Background: Small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) accounts for
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
Rationale: Diagnosing and treating refractory cancer pain have become standardized and effective procedures with guidance from the Expert Consensus on Refractory Cancer Pain released in 2017 by the Committee of Rehabilitation and Palliative Care of China. Doxorubicin has been used for perineural injection in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain owing to its retrograde sensory ganglion resection effect. Our study reports a new fourth-ladder treatment for cancer pain: CT-guided paravertebral doxorubicin injection for patients with refractory cancer pain caused by paraspinal metastasis. Patient concerns: A 48-year-ol...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Rationale: Vulvar metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) and acquired resistance to cetuximab is a very rare phenomenon. To our knowledge, few cases have been reported in the English literatures. Patient concerns: A 55-year-old woman was diagnosed as adenocarcinoma of the rectum and the primary tumor was detected to be Kirsten-RAS (KRAS) wild type. Diagnoses: The patient was diagnosed with rectal adenocarcinoma by colonoscopy. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) revealed multiple lymph node and bone metastases. Interventions: The patient received a first-line course of palliative chemotherap...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite the current lack of evidence supporting the use of CRS and HIPEC in the curation of PC of pancreatic origin, this case report highlights the importance of patient selection in determining suitability for CRS. In the presence of positive prognostic factors and favorable tumor histology, CRS and HIPEC is a potential curative procedure that could be offered to highly selected patients presenting with PC from a primary pancreatic malignancy.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionPrimary adenocarcinoma of the jaw is extremely rare, except for 2–3% central mucoepidermoid carcinomas. The possibility of a metastatic tumor should be a consideration when encountering unusual histomorphology of an adenocarcinoma in the jaw bone.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Penile localization is an extremely rare event and a standard of care has not been elaborated. Treatments are palliative and mainly aimed at pain relief and can comprise chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. Identification of venous thrombosis as an early sign of involvement could potentially offer patients an earlier diagnosis and a better treatment option. PMID: 31072230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
Rationale: The brain, liver, adrenal glands, and bone are the most common sites of metastatic disease in patients with lung cancer. Symptomatic gastrointestinal metastases are rare. In the present report, we describe a rare case of a patient with intestinal obstruction due to solitary colonic metastasis from primary lung adenocarcinoma, wherein the intestinal obstruction was the first symptom of lung cancer. Patient concerns: A 74-year-old man was admitted to the emergency room with abdominal pain and vomiting, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) indicated obstruction of the ascending colon due to a huge mass. Dia...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Discussion.As a group, well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic NETs are generally indolent malignancies with prolonged natural history. Intermediate-grade NETs have a slightly worse prognosis than low-grade tumors. Abbreviations: NETs - neuroendocrine tumors, NEC - neuroendocrine carcinoma, CT - computed tomography, MRI - magnetic resonance imaging, DM - diabetes mellitus, WHO - World Health Organisation, HCV - hepatitis C virus, CEA - carcinoembryonic antigen, AFP - alpha-fetoprotein, 5-HIAA - 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid, IHC - immunohistochemistry, EUS - endoscopic ultrasonography, EUS FNA - endoscopic ultrasonography ...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research
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