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  1. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast; Carcinome adenoide kystique du sein

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    Kallel, R.; Bahri Zouari, I.; Gouiaa, N.; Charfi, S.; Ayadi, L.; Makni, S.; Sellami Boudawara, T. [CHU Habib-Bourguiba, Lab. d' Anatomie et de Cytologie Pathologiques, Sfax (Tunisia); Daoud, E. [CHU Habib Bourguiba, Service de Radiologie, Sfax (Tunisia); Daoud, J. [CHU Habib Bourguiba, Service de Radiotherapie, Sfax (Tunisia)

    2009-07-15

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast is a rare neoplasm, accounting for only 0.1% of all malignant breast tumours. It is more common in women in the sixth decade of their lives and often in the sub areolar area. The clinical criteria is not specific and the radiographic examination showed a benign-appearing tumour. The preoperative diagnosis is possible with fine-needle aspiration cytology. The diagnosis is made by histological examination, presented a difficult differential diagnosis with cribriform carcinoma; so it is necessary to use histochemical or immunohistochemical techniques. The treatment is not well established. It consists of lumpectomy with radiation or mastectomy. Compared to other locations, adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast has a favorable prognosis. Lymph node involvement or distant metastases seldom occur. The aim of our study is to describe the epidemiological, clinico pathological characteristics, the treatment and the prognosis of this rare type of breast tumour. (authors)

  2. Literature review on the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of nasopharyngeal cystic adenoid carcinomas about two cases; Revue de la litterature sur la place de la radiotherapie dans le traitement des carcinomes adenoides kystiques du nasopharynx a propos de deux cas

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    Hemmich, M.; Hassouni, K.; Elkacemi, H.; Errachdi, A.; Mouhajir, N.; Zaidi, H.; Benjaafar, N. [Institut national d' oncologie, Rabat (Morocco)

    2011-10-15

    The authors discuss the characteristics and the radiotherapy treatment procedures of cystic adenoid carcinomas, and more precisely the treatment of two of such cases of nasopharyngeal carcinomas. The first one had an incomplete resection surgery followed by curing radiotherapy: he has then been in local-regional control situation for 8 months. The second one had lung metastases, was treated chemotherapy and radiotherapy (decompressive treatment), and died six months after diagnosis. Radiotherapy is considered to be the treatment basis, whereas chemotherapy is a matter of controversy. Short communication

  3. Cancer développé sur dilatation kystique de la voie biliaire: à propos d’un cas

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    Soufi, Mehdi; Lahlou, Mohammed Khalid; Chad, Bouziane

    2014-01-01

    Les auteurs rapportent un cas de dilatation kystique du cholédoque intra- pancréatique découvert chez une femme de 46 ans et compliqué d'un carcinome tubulo-papillaire n'envahissant pas le pancréas. Le traitement a consisté en une duodénopancréatectomie céphalique avec un curage ganglionnaire et anastomose hépatico-jéjunale; la survie était de 30 mois; les auteurs abordent les aspects radiologiques, anatomopathologiques, thérapeutiques et pronostiques de ces cancers développé sur dilatation k...

  4. Lymphangiome kystique de l'arrière-cavité des épiploons

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    El Barni, Rachid; Lahkim, Mohamed; Fihri, Jawad Fassi; Mejdane, Abdelhadi; Bouchama, Rachid; Achour, Abdessamad

    2014-01-01

    Le lymphangiome kystique de l'arrière-cavité des épiploons est une localisation exceptionnelle dont le diagnostic est suspecté par la radiologie et confirmé par l'examen anatomo-pathologique. L'exérèse chirurgicale constitue le traitement de choix.

  5. Cause rare du syndrome occlusif: la pneumatose kystique intestinale

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    Kacem, Hanane Hadj; Kharrasse, Ghiwlane; El Harroudi, Tijani

    2014-01-01

    La pneumatose kystique intestinale est une Affection rare caractérisée par la présence de kystes gazeux dans la paroi intestinale, pouvant atteindre l'ensemble du tube digestif, avec une prédilection pour l'intestin grêle et le côlon. Le diagnostic est évoqué sur le scanner, permettant d’éviter l'intervention chirurgicale en absence de complications. Les auteurs rapportent une observation rare de pneumatose kystique colique, source de manifestations occlusives imposant l'intervention chirurgicale. PMID:25838858

  6. Un lymphangiome kystique rétropéritonéal révélé par des coliques néphrétiques

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    El anzaoui, Jihad; Ghoundale, Omar; Touiti, Driss; El Barni, Rachid; Mejdane, Abdelhadi; Fihri, Jawad Fassi; Lahkim, Mohammed; Achour, Abdsamad

    2015-01-01

    Le lymphangiome kystique (LK) est une tumeur rare des voies lymphatiques caractérisée par son évolution bénigne. La fréquence de la localisation rétropéritonéale est controversée. La découverte se fait le plus souvent dès l’enfance. L’évolution de la maladie peut être marquée par des complications graves, notamment compressives. Nous faisons état de l’observation médicale d’une femme de 30 ans chez qui l’on a découvert, à la suite de l’apparition de coliques néphrétiques récidivantes, un LK é...

  7. Carcinome épidermoïde verruqueux palpébrale: à propos d'un cas

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    Tzili, Nazih; El Yamouni, Oubaida; El Khaoua, Mahfoud; Mellal, Zakaria; Sefiani, Sanae; Berraho, Amina

    2014-01-01

    Le carcinome épidermoïde verruqueux est une forme rare du carcinome épidermoïde et se caractérise par une malignité essentiellement locale. La localisation palpébrale est exceptionnelle. Nous rapportons le cas d'une patiente de 70 ans, suivi en consultation pour tumeur palpébrale volumineuse simulant un kératoacanthome de l’œil droit. La biopsie révèle un carcinome épidermoïde verruqueux. Une exérèse chirurgicale de la totalité de la tumeur avec reconstruction de la paupière ont été réalisées...

  8. Carcinome hépatocellulaire non fibrolamellaire sur foie sain

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    Bouomrani, Salem; Kilani, Ichrak; Nouma, Hanène; Slama, Alaeddine; Beji, Maher

    2014-01-01

    Le carcinome hépatocellulaire (CHC) survient le plus souvent sur foie de cirrhose. Sa survenue sur un foie sain est exceptionnelle et pose un véritable défit diagnostique pour le clinicien. Nous rapportons l'observation d'un patient de 53 ans, sans antécédents pathologiques notables qui fût admis pour exploration d'une douleur de l'hypochondre droit évoluant depuis quelques mois avec une exacerbation récente, associée à un amaigrissement important et une altération de l’état général. L'examen...

  9. Les carcinomes epidermoïdes du scrotum: à propos de 7 cas avec revue de la litterature

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    Halfya, Ayoub; Elmortaji, Khalid; Redouane, Rabii; fethi, Meziane; Rafik, Amine; Mohamed, Ezzoubi; Abdessamad, Chlihi

    2015-01-01

    Quoique rare le carcinome épidermoïde du scrotum a un mauvais pronostic. Les Carcinomes du scrotum induite et - liées au travail sont moins fréquentes en raison d'une meilleure hygiène, vêtements de protection, et la sensibilisation de la cancérogénicité des huiles industrielles. L’épidémie à l'HPV a induit une augmentation de l'incidence. Le traitement de dépend toujours exérèse locale de la lésion primaire. La radiothérapie a peu de bénéfice thérapeutique dans le traitement d'un carcinome é...

  10. Métastase cérébrale d'un carcinome du col utérin

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    Chekrine, Tarik; Hassouni, Abdesalam; Jouhadi, Hassan; Sahraoui, Souha; Bouchbika, Zineb; Taleb, Amina; Benchakroun, Nadia; Tawfiq, Nezha; Benider, Abdellatif

    2013-01-01

    Les métastases cérébrales des cancers du col de l?utérus sont extrêmement rares. Elles sont généralement supra-tentorielles, survenant à un stade avancé de la maladie et dans un cadre de néoplasie polymétastatique. La tumeur primitive est le plus souvent un carcinome épidermoïde peu différencié. Leur pronostic reste sombre malgré toutes les options thérapeutiques. Vu la rareté de cet événement et le peu de cas publiés dans la littérature, nous rapportons l'observation clinique d'une jeune patiente de 44 ans, opérée pour un carcinome du col utérin et qui présente 14 mois plus tard des métastases cérébrales sus et sous tentorielles associées à des métastases ganglionnaires lombo-aortique, médiastinale et sus-claviculaire. Elle a bénéficié d'un traitement palliatif associant une chimiothérapie et une radiothérapie pan encéphalique. Devant l'altération rapide de l'état général, la patiente a été mise sous un traitement symptomatique et des soins de support. PMID:23717727

  11. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of base of tongue

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    Akhavan, Ali; Navabii, Hossein; Saeb, Mohsen

    2012-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumour arising from salivary glands. ACC of the head and neck shows a long natural course, high recurrence rates, late metastasis and a tendency for perineural invasion. The authors present a woman with ACC at base of tongue with good response to radiotherapy. PMID:22744242

  12. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of base of tongue

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    Akhavan, Ali; Navabii, Hossein; Saeb, Mohsen

    2012-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumour arising from salivary glands. ACC of the head and neck shows a long natural course, high recurrence rates, late metastasis and a tendency for perineural invasion. The authors present a woman with ACC at base of tongue with good response to radiotherapy.

  13. Phototherapy of adenoid disease in children

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    Naumov, Sergey A.; Chankov, Ivan I.; Volovodenko, Alexey V.; Khlusov, Igor A.; Vovk, Sergey M.; Tuchin, Valery V.

    2004-08-01

    The results presented testify to the high clinical effectiveness of therapy of adenoid disease based on photodynamic effects caused by combined action of physical (red light) and chemical factors (methylene blue) on pathogenic microorganisms. Original physiotherapy device and autonomous photostimulator of "Duny" Inc. were used. Clinical results have a good correlation with results of bacteriological and cell research conducted in vivo and in vitro.

  14. Métastase cérébrale d'un carcinome du col utérin

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    Chekrine, Tarik; Hassouni, Abdesalam; Jouhadi, Hassan; Sahraoui, Souha; Bouchbika, Zineb; Taleb, Amina; Benchakroun, Nadia; Tawfiq, Nezha; Benider, Abdellatif

    2013-01-01

    Les métastases cérébrales des cancers du col de l?utérus sont extrêmement rares. Elles sont généralement supra-tentorielles, survenant à un stade avancé de la maladie et dans un cadre de néoplasie polymétastatique. La tumeur primitive est le plus souvent un carcinome épidermoïde peu différencié. Leur pronostic reste sombre malgré toutes les options thérapeutiques. Vu la rareté de cet événement et le peu de cas publiés dans la littérature, nous rapportons l'observation clinique d'une jeune pat...

  15. Assessment of nasopharyngeal airway and adenoid by MRI

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    Jung, Myung Suk; Hur, Gham; Kim, Yong Hoon; Joe, Eun Ok; Lee, Seong Sook [Sanggae Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1993-09-15

    Adenoid is a kind of tonsil located in the posterior wall of nasopharynx. Enlargement of the adenoid can produce obstruction of the nasopharynx and Eustachian tube. Disturbance in discharge of nasal and paranasal secretions can be a cause of chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, and otitis media. Diagnosis of enlarged adenoid simply by inspection is different due to its location. Measurement of nasopharyngeal airway and adenoid using lateral radiographs of nasopharynx may be inaccurate for magnification and rotation. It was some limitations in demonstrating the actual state of nasopharyngeal airway and adenoid because it gives only two dimensional information. The authors measured the size and areas of nasopharyngeal airway and adenoid using MRI with sagittal and oblique coronal pilot views of T1 weighted spin echo. We categorized the patients into 4 groups according to the scoring system by symptoms such as apnea, mouth breathing, and snoring. The results of several measurment and their ratios were evaluated in these 4 categorized patients. The ratios of area of adenoid and nasopharyngeal airway (AA/Na) in each patient group were 6.52, 7.76, 10.53, 15.93, respectively. And the ratios of adenoid and nasopharyngeal airway (A/N) by Fujioka's method were 0.6, 0.65, 0.69, 0.71, respectively. We found that AA/Na might be the most effective index as an objective indicator in the evaluation of nasopharyngeal obstruction by the enlarged adenoid.

  16. Paediatric refractory rhinosinusitis secondary to hypertrophied adenoids: management and review of literature.

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    Gautham MK

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Background /Objectives: Hypertrophied adenoids are the most common cause of refractory sinusitis in paediatric age. We study 42 cases of patients of chronic adenoiditis with adenoid facies and refractory chronic rhinosinusitis managed by endoscopic assisted adenoidectomy (EAA and conventional adenoidectomy (CA. Materials and method: 42 cases of chronic refractory sinusitis with adenoid facies secondary to hypertrophied adenoids were randomized into 2 groups during the study period of 12 months from August 2012 to July 2013. Group A (n=21 underwent endoscope assisted adenoidectomy and Group B(n=21 underwent conventional adenoidectomy. Result: Endoscopic assisted adenoidectomy proves to be more effective in managing adenoid facies and chronic refractory rhinosinusitis with adenoid hyperplasia. Conclusion: Visualization of the adenoid mass using endoscope helps complete removal of the diseased adenoids. Endoscopic assisted adenoidectomy is treatment of choice in adenoid facies and chronic refractory rhinosinusitis with adenoid hyperplasia and more effective than conventional adenoidectomy.

  17. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast

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    Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast is a rare neoplasm, accounting for only 0.1% of all malignant breast tumours. It is more common in women in the sixth decade of their lives and often in the sub areolar area. The clinical criteria is not specific and the radiographic examination showed a benign-appearing tumour. The preoperative diagnosis is possible with fine-needle aspiration cytology. The diagnosis is made by histological examination, presented a difficult differential diagnosis with cribriform carcinoma; so it is necessary to use histochemical or immunohistochemical techniques. The treatment is not well established. It consists of lumpectomy with radiation or mastectomy. Compared to other locations, adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast has a favorable prognosis. Lymph node involvement or distant metastases seldom occur. The aim of our study is to describe the epidemiological, clinico pathological characteristics, the treatment and the prognosis of this rare type of breast tumour. (authors)

  18. Carcinome épidermoïde du sein: à propos de 3cas et revue de la littérature

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    Alaoui, Fatima Zohra Fdili; Benkirane, Saad; Chaara, Hekmat; Bouguern, Hakima; Melhouf, Moulay Abdilah

    2012-01-01

    Les carcinomes épidermoides du sein sont rares. Ils sont d'origine métaplasiques. Leur histogénèse est controversée. La présentation clinique et mammographique n'est pas spécifique, l'aspect kystisé des lésions et la présence de nécrose sont recherchés à l’échographie mammaire. Le diagnostic est histologique. Ce cancer est réputé être peu lymphophile et non hormonodépendant. Le traitement rejoint celui des carcinomes infiltrants canalaires et repose sur la chirurgie, la radiothérapie et la chimiothérapie. Le pronostic est péjoratif. Nous rapportons trois cas de carcinome épidermoide du sein colligés au service de Gynécologie obstétrique II au CHU Hassan II de Fès et une revue de la littérature. PMID:22891096

  19. The Mutational Landscape of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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    Ho, Allen S.; Kannan, Kasthuri; Roy, David M.; Morris, Luc G.T.; Ganly, Ian; Katabi, Nora; Ramaswami, Deepa; Walsh, Logan A; Eng, Stephanie; Huse, Jason T; Zhang, Jianan; Dolgalev, Igor; Huberman, Kety; Heguy, Adriana; Viale, Agnes

    2013-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACCs) are among the most enigmatic of human malignancies. These aggressive salivary cancers frequently recur and metastasize despite definitive treatment, with no known effective chemotherapy regimen. Here, we determined the ACC mutational landscape and report the exome or whole genome sequences of 60 ACC tumor/normal pairs. These analyses revealed a low exonic somatic mutation rate (0.31 non-silent events/megabase) and wide mutational diversity. Interestingly, muta...

  20. Carcinome colloïde du sein: à propos d'un cas

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    Laabadi, Kamilia; Jayi, Sofia; Alaoui, Fatimazohra Fdili; Bouguern, Hakima; Chaara, Hikmat; Melhouf, My Abdelilah

    2013-01-01

    Nous rapportons le cas d'une tumeur colloïde du sein chez un homme. Cette situation rare interpelle par son mode de découverte. Nous avons pris en charge un homme de 60 ans atteint d'une lésion rétro-aréolaire droite classée cliniquement T4b N1 M0 et suspecte radiologiquement. L'analyse histologique (microbiopsie) a conclu à un carcinome colloïde muqueux associé à une petite composante canalaire classique de grade I de SBR du sein. Les traitements complémentaires associent mastectomie, curage...

  1. Métastase atypique du cuir chevelu et surrénalienne d'un carcinome urothelial de la vessie

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    Dossou, Serpos; James, Laurianne; Afif, Mohammed; Rahali, Leila; Bazine, Amine; Irigo, Joelle; Ogandaga, Etienne; Kebdani, Tayeb; Kettani, Fouad; Benjaafar, Noureddine

    2014-01-01

    Les métastases du cuir chevelu et surrénaliennes d'un carcinome urothélial de la vessie sont rares, peu de cas ont été rapportés dans la littérature, et la chimiothérapie est le traitement de choix. Nous rapportons le cas d'une femme de 60 ans qui présente un carcinome urothélial stade IV avec métastases surrénaliennes, pulmonaire et osseuses (cotes et scapula). Deux lignes de chimiothérapies ont été instaurées et la patiente bénéficia d'une radiothérapie palliative antalgique sur la scapula....

  2. Carcinome épidermoïde du sein: à propos de 3cas et revue de la littérature

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    Alaoui, Fatima Zohra Fdili; Benkirane, Saad; Chaara, Hekmat; Bouguern, Hakima; Melhouf, Moulay Abdilah

    2012-01-01

    Les carcinomes épidermoides du sein sont rares. Ils sont d'origine métaplasiques. Leur histogénèse est controversée. La présentation clinique et mammographique n'est pas spécifique, l'aspect kystisé des lésions et la présence de nécrose sont recherchés à l’échographie mammaire. Le diagnostic est histologique. Ce cancer est réputé être peu lymphophile et non hormonodépendant. Le traitement rejoint celui des carcinomes infiltrants canalaires et repose sur la chirurgie, la radiothérapie et la ch...

  3. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of uterine cervix in a young patient

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    Seth Ankit; Agarwal Asha

    2009-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma of uterine cervix is a rare tumor. Its origin is debatable. It has a high incidence in postmenopausal women but rarely can develop in patients under 40. An association with squamous cell carcinoma has been described. We report a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the endocervical canal with foci of squamous cell carcinoma in a 34-year-old suffering from menorrhagia associated with blood-stained vaginal discharge. Per vaginum and per speculum examination revealed a gr...

  4. Les carcinomes de la thyroïde: profils épidémiologique, clinique et thérapeutique, à propos de 102 cas

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    Touati, Mohamed Mliha; Aljalil, Abdelfettah; Darouassi, Youssef; Chihani, Mehdi; Lahkim, Mohammed; Fihri, Jawad Al Fassi; Bouaity, Brahim; Ammar, Haddou

    2015-01-01

    Les carcinomes thyroïdiens sont des tumeurs malignes assez rares, représentant 1% des cancers. Ils sont généralement de bon pronostic, et présentent des aspects cliniques et évolutifs variés selon leur origine histologique. Notre travail est une étude rétrospective portant sur 102 cas de carcinomes de la thyroïde, colligés sur un nombre total de 811 gestes chirurgicaux thyroïdiens, au service d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale de l'hôpital militaire Avicenne de Marrakech, sur une période de 8 ans, allant de janvier 2006 à décembre 2013. Les carcinomes thyroïdiens atteignent le sujet jeune avant l’âge de 50 ans, en particulier le sexe féminin. La tendance dans les pays en voie de développement, comme dans le monde entier est en croissance continue, ceci peut être expliqué par l'amélioration des outils d'imagerie et des moyens diagnostiques cytologiques et anatomo-pathologiques. PMID:26405495

  5. Adenoid basal carcinoma of the cervix in a 20-year-old female: a case report

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    Schnee David; Lingamfelter Daniel; Flauta Victor; DePond William; Menendez Kristyn

    2006-01-01

    Abstract Background Adenoid basal carcinoma of the cervix is a rare condition mostly occurring among postmenopausal women. Although it can be confused with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the cervix, adenoid basal carcinoma has several clinicopathologic features that will allow distinction from adenoid cystic carcinoma. Case presentation This is the case of a twenty-year old African-American female who initially presented with a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on Pap smear, with a subs...

  6. The Mutational Landscape of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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    Ho, Allen S.; Kannan, Kasthuri; Roy, David M.; Morris, Luc G.T.; Ganly, Ian; Katabi, Nora; Ramaswami, Deepa; Walsh, Logan A.; Eng, Stephanie; Huse, Jason T.; Zhang, Jianan; Dolgalev, Igor; Huberman, Kety; Heguy, Adriana; Viale, Agnes; Drobnjak, Marija; Leversha, Margaret A.; Rice, Christine E.; Singh, Bhuvanesh; Iyer, N. Gopalakrishna; Leemans, C. Rene; Bloemena, Elisabeth; Ferris, Robert L.; Seethala, Raja R.; Gross, Benjamin E.; Liang, Yupu; Sinha, Rileen; Peng, Luke; Raphael, Benjamin J.; Turcan, Sevin; Gong, Yongxing; Schultz, Nikolaus; Kim, Seungwon; Chiosea, Simion; Shah, Jatin P.; Sander, Chris; Lee, William; Chan, Timothy A.

    2013-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACCs) are among the most enigmatic of human malignancies. These aggressive salivary cancers frequently recur and metastasize despite definitive treatment, with no known effective chemotherapy regimen. Here, we determined the ACC mutational landscape and report the exome or whole genome sequences of 60 ACC tumor/normal pairs. These analyses revealed a low exonic somatic mutation rate (0.31 non-silent events/megabase) and wide mutational diversity. Interestingly, mutations selectively involved chromatin state regulators, such as SMARCA2, CREBBP, and KDM6A, suggesting aberrant epigenetic regulation in ACC oncogenesis. Mutations in genes central to DNA damage and protein kinase A signaling also implicate these processes. We observed MYB-NFIB translocations and somatic mutations in MYB-associated genes, solidifying these aberrations as critical events. Lastly, we identified recurrent mutations in the FGF/IGF/PI3K pathway that may potentially offer new avenues for therapy (30%). Collectively, our observations establish a molecular foundation for understanding and exploring new treatments for ACC. PMID:23685749

  7. Cervical Adenoid Basal Carcinoma: A Case Report

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    Co?an Terek

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Adenoid basal carcinoma (ABC is a rare epithelial tumor of the cervix. It makes up approximately 1% of all cervical adenocarcinomas. Rare cases have been associated with common cervical epithelial tumors. We present a case of ABC associated with typical squamous cell carcinoma. A 54-year-old postmenopausal woman underwent D&C for vaginal bleeding. Histologically, the tumor was characterized by small cells with a narrow cytoplasm, making up islands and cords. Peripheral palissading in the cells surrounding the cystic areas that contained central cellular debris and keratin was noted. The patient underwent total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy and omentectomy. Large cell keratinized type squamous cell carcinoma areas in the cervix were noted besides the limited ABC areas. After surgery, the patient was treated with radiation therapy. A retroperitoneal metastasis was found on the first year and chemotherapy was administered. The patient has no evidence of disease 27 months after the first diagnosis. ABC makes up quite a rare group of cervical cancers and should be kept in mind during the evaluation so that a differentiation can be made with tumors with similar morphology as it can show various histological patterns, and can be seen together with more aggressive cancers.

  8. Clinicopathological review and survival characteristics of adenoid cystic carcinoma.

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    Binesh, Fariba; Akhavan, Ali; Masumi, Omid; Mirvakili, Abbas; Behniafard, Nasim

    2015-03-01

    To study the clinical characters, the outcomes of treatments and the factors affecting treatment results of adenoid cystic carcinomas at Shahid Sadoughi Hospital and Shahid Ramazanzadeh radiotherapy center, Yazd, Iran. The clinical data of 31 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of any anatomic site diagnosed over an 8 year period (2004-2012), were investigated retrospectively. Data regarding patients' characteristics, pathological features and follow-up were obtained from patients records. Survival rate, local recurrence and distant metastasis were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier method. Prognosis factors were analyzed by Log-rank test and Cox regression. The study included31 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma. The mean age at presentation was 50.2 ± 24.8 years. There were 11 (35.5 %) males and 20 (64.5 %) females with a female predilection (M:F = 0.55:1). Parotid gland was the most common site (8/31, 25.7 %) followed by submandibular gland (7/31, 22.6 %). Perineural invasion was detected in 67.7 % of the cases. Positive surgical status was reported in 48.4 % of the specimens. Metastasis was detected in 25.8 % of the patients and the most common site of distant metastasis was lung. Overall survival rates at 2, 5, and 7 years were 95, 75, and 57 % respectively. Margin status showed significant effect on survival (P value = 0.01). Positive surgical margin is an important factor affecting the prognosis of the patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma. Surgery with negative surgical margin is the first choice of treatment for the patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma. Our findings show that the prognosis of patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma in our center is fair. PMID:25621256

  9. Adenoid basal carcinoma of the cervix in a 20-year-old female: a case report

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    Schnee David

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adenoid basal carcinoma of the cervix is a rare condition mostly occurring among postmenopausal women. Although it can be confused with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the cervix, adenoid basal carcinoma has several clinicopathologic features that will allow distinction from adenoid cystic carcinoma. Case presentation This is the case of a twenty-year old African-American female who initially presented with a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion on Pap smear, with a subsequent cervical LEEP specimen revealing adenoid basal carcinoma. The lesion showed the characteristic histologic features of adenoid basal carcinoma and was positive for the immunohistochemical marker EMA and negative for collagen IV, further defining the tumor while helping to rule out the possibility of adenoid cystic carcinoma. As far as the authors are aware, this is the youngest reported case of adenoid basal carcinoma to date. Conclusion This case shows that adenoid basal carcinoma can deviate markedly from its typical postmenopausal demographics to affect women as young as 20 years of age. In addition, adenoid basal carcinoma has several identifiable features that will differentiate it from adenoid cystic carcinoma including histologic and cellular morphologies, as well as immunohistochemistry. Treatment for most patients involves hysterectomy, LEEP, or a conization procedure which provides a favorable prognosis because of this lesion's low potential for recurrence and metastasis.

  10. Carcinome mucineux primitif cutané: à propos de deux cas et d'une revue de la literature

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    Souaf, Ihsane; Ameurtesse, Hassania; Debbagh, Fatema Zehra; Idrissi, Karima; Znati, Kawter; Amarti, Affaf

    2014-01-01

    Le carcinome mucineux primitif cutané est une tumeur annexielle rare, développée à partir des glandes sudoripares. Il se localise en générale à l'extrémité céphalique, surtout la région périorbitaire. Nous rapportons deux observations d'un carcinome mucineux primitif de la face et de la région axillaire, chez deux patients âgés de 60 ans. L’étude histologique montrait une prolifération tumorale dermohypodermique, faite de cellules organisées en cordons, en amas et en massif cribriformes, au s...

  11. Carcinoma adenoide quístico primario de bronquio lobar: Caso clínico / Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lobar bronehus: Case report

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    LEONIDAS, TAPIAS-VARGAS; LUIS FELIPE, TAPIAS-VARGAS; LEONIDAS, TAPIAS; MARÍA EMMA, GARCÍA; JULIO CÉSAR, MANTILLA; ERNESTO, GARCÍA.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available El carcinoma adenoide quístico primario de la vía aérea es una neoplasia muy rara. Reportamos el caso de un paciente de 60 años de edad quien consultó por hemoptisis y disnea de esfuerzo. Una tomografía computarizada del tórax reveló una masa en el bronquio fuente y lobar superior del pulmón derecho [...] . Se realizó una lobectomía superior derecha en manguito. El estudio histopatológico mostró un carcinoma adenoide quístico. Se administró radioterapia adyuvante. La cirugía y la radioterapia son las bases del manejo de este tipo de tumores. Abstract in english Primary airway adenoid cystic carcinoma is very uncommon. We report a 60 years old male consulting for hemoptysis and dyspnea. A chest CAT scan showed a mass in the right superior lobar bronehus. The patient was subjected to a right superior sleeve lobectomy and the pathological study of the surgica [...] l piece revealed an adenoid cystic carcinoma. The patient received adjuvant radiotherapy. Surgery and radiation therapy are the mainstay of treatment for this type of tumors.

  12. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of cervix in younger women: report of two new cases

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    Sinaa, Mohamed; Oukabli, Mohamed; Albouzidi, Abderahmane

    2014-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a malignant epithelial neoplasm derived from the salivary glands. Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the cervix is extremely rare, accounting for less than 1% of all cervical carcinomas. Its origin is debatable. It generally presents in elderly age group, however only twenty three cases have been reported in women less than age 45 years old. In this paper we report two new cases of primary adenoid cystic carcinoma in younger women and include the cytopathology and...

  13. Reprodutibilidade dos métodos radiográficos para avaliação da adenoide / Reliability of radiographic parameters in adenoid evaluation

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    Murilo Fernando Neuppmann, Feres; Helder Inocêncio Paulo de, Sousa; Sheila Márcia, Francisco; Shirley Shizue Nagata, Pignatari.

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    Full Text Available Embora a avaliação radiográfica da hipertrofia de tonsila faríngea tenha sido constantemente debatida, há ainda carência de estudos que testem a confiabilidade da maioria dos parâmetros radiográficos existentes. OBJETIVO: Verificar a reprodutibilidade intra e interexaminadores de vários métodos dest [...] inados à avaliação da tonsila faríngea. Forma de estudo: Estudo de série, metodológico e transversal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Quarenta crianças de ambos os sexos, de 4 a 14 anos, foram selecionadas mediante apresentação de queixas de obstrução nasal ou respiração oral, com suspeita de diagnóstico de hipertrofia de tonsila faríngea. Radiografias do cavum faríngeo e telerradiografias ortodônticas foram obtidas e, posteriormente, avaliadas por dois examinadores por meio de instrumentos de avaliação quantitativos e categóricos. RESULTADOS: Todos os parâmetros quantitativos de ambas as modalidades radiográficas apresentaram excelente reprodutibilidade intra e interexaminadores. Dentre os parâmetros categóricos de avaliação da radiografia de cavum, observou-se desempenho relativamente melhor de C-Kurien, C-Wang, C-Fujioka e C-Elwany sobre C-Cohen e C-Ysunza. Em relação aos sistemas destinados à classificação da telerradiografia, C-McNamara apresentou maior reprodutibilidade que C-Holmberg. CONCLUSÃO: A maioria dos instrumentos apresentou reprodutibilidade adequada. No entanto, novas investigações ainda devem ser realizadas com o intuito de determinar a capacidade de cada parâmetro em relação sua acurácia e viabilidade. Abstract in english The assessment of adenoids by x-ray imaging has been the topic of heated debate, but few studies have looked into the reliability of most existing radiographic parameters. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to verify the intra-examiner and inter-examiner reproducibility of the adenoid radiographic assessmen [...] t methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional case series study. Forty children of both genders aged between 4 and 14 were enrolled. They were selected based on complaints of nasal obstruction or mouth breathing and suspicion of pharyngeal tonsil hypertrophy. Cavum x-rays and orthodontic teleradiographs were assessed by two examiners in quantitative and categorical terms. RESULTS: All quantitative parameters in both x-ray modes showed excellent intra and inter-examiner reproducibility. Relatively better performance was observed in categorical parameters used in cavum x-ray assessment by C-Kurien, C-Wang, C-Fujioka, and C-Elwany over C-Cohen and C-Ysunza. As for orthodontic teleradiograph grading systems, C-McNamara has been proven to be more reliable than C-Holmberg. CONCLUSION: Most instruments showed adequate reproducibility levels. However, more research is needed to properly determine the accuracy and viability of each method.

  14. Correlación microbiológica en cultivo de adenoides y glue en pacientes con OME / Microbiological correlation between adenoid and glue ear cultures in patients with OME

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    Rodrigo, Pinto C; Eduardo, Carmine A; Maritza, Rahal E.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La otitis media con efusión (OME) sigue siendo la patología otológica más prevalente en los preescolares de Chile; su etiología y factores predisponentes aún no están del todo claro; por ende su tratamiento es controversial. Objetivo: Demostrar una correlación microbiológica en cultivo [...] s de tejido adenoídeo y glue de ambos oídos en pacientes con OME. Material y método: Estudio prospectivo caso/control, donde se analizaron los cultivos bacterianos de tejido adenoideo y glue de ambos oídos en 40 pacientes con OME y cultivos bacterianos de tejido adenoídeo de 40 pacientes con hiperplasia adenoídea sin OME. Resultados: Casos: Cinco cultivos negativos de adenoides (12,5%), 28 positivos a comensales (70%) y 7 positivos a gérmenes no habituales (17,5%). El glue presentó cultivo negativo en 72,5% OD y 77,5% OI. Los cultivos de adenoides en los controles no difieren mayormente a los casos. Discusión: No se pudo establecer una correlación microbiológica entre glue y adenoides en pacientes con OME. Conclusiones: El número de cultivos de glue negativos se correlaciona con la literatura mundial. No existe un patrón que permita correlacionar los cultivos de adenoides de los casos con los cultivos de glue, ni con los cultivos de adenoides de los controles. Abstract in english Introduction: Otitis Media with Effusion is still the most prevalent otological pathology in preschool children in Chile. Its etiology and predisposing factors are not entirely clear yet. Hence, its treatment is controversial. Aim: To demonstrate a microbiological correlation in adenoid tissue and g [...] lue ear cultures in both ears in patients with OME. Material and method: Prospective case control study, which analyzed bacterial adenoid tissue cultures and glue ear cultures in both ears in 40 patients with OME, and a second control group of bacterial cultures in 40 patients with adenoid hyperplasia without ear effusion. Results: Cases: Five negatives in adenoid cultures (12.5%), 28 positive to guest bacteria (70%) and 7 positive at unusual germs (17.5%). The glue ear presented negative culture at 72.5% in the right ear and 77.5% in the left ear. Adenoid control cultures did not differ with OME studied cases. Discussion: A microbiological glue ear and adenoid correlation could not be established. Conclusions: The number of negative glue ear cultures is similar to published literature. There is not a pattern which allows a positive correlation between adenoid cases cultures and glue ear cultures or with control adenoid cultures.

  15. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

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    Amit, M.; Binenbaum, Y.; Sharma, K.; Naomi, R.; Ilana, R.; Abib, A.; Miles, B.; Yang, X. J.; Lei, D.; Bjørndal, Kristine; Godballe, Christian; Thomas, M.; Klaus-Dietrich, W.; Fliss, D.; Eckardt, A. M.; Chiara, C.; Sesenna, E.; Frank, P.; Patel, S.; Gil, Z.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives To identify independent predictors of outcome in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the paranasal sinuses and skull base. Design Meta-analysis of the literature and data from the International ACC Study Group. Setting University-affiliated medical center. Participants The study group consisted of 520 patients, 99 of them from the international cohort. The median follow-up period was 60 months (range, 32 to 100 months). Main Outcome Measures Overall survival (OS) and disea...

  16. Difference in Cytokine Production and Cell Activation between Adenoidal Lymphocytes and Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes of Children with Otitis Media

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    Harimaya, Atsushi; Tarkkanen, Jussi; Mattila, Petri; Fujii, Nobuhiro; Ylikoski, Jukka; HIMI, TETSUO

    2005-01-01

    We evaluated the immunological potential of adenoidal lymphocytes from children with recurrent otitis media. Interleukin-4 release and CD69 expression were lower in adenoidal lymphocytes than in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL). Our results suggest that there may be a difference between the immunological potential of adenoidal lymphocytes and that of PBL in children with otitis.

  17. Carcinome mucineux primitif cutané: à propos de deux cas et d'une revue de la literature

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    Souaf, Ihsane; Ameurtesse, Hassania; Debbagh, Fatema Zehra; Idrissi, Karima; Znati, Kawter; Amarti, Affaf

    2014-01-01

    Le carcinome mucineux primitif cutané est une tumeur annexielle rare, développée à partir des glandes sudoripares. Il se localise en générale à l'extrémité céphalique, surtout la région périorbitaire. Nous rapportons deux observations d'un carcinome mucineux primitif de la face et de la région axillaire, chez deux patients âgés de 60 ans. L’étude histologique montrait une prolifération tumorale dermohypodermique, faite de cellules organisées en cordons, en amas et en massif cribriformes, au sein d'une substance mucoïde. En immunohistochimie les cellules tumorales exprimaient la cytokératine 7, l'EMA et les récepteurs hormonaux. L'actine musculaire lisse a bien marqué les cellules myoépithéliales au niveau de la composante in situ dans un seul cas. Le carcinome mucineux primitif cutané est difficile à différencier d'une métastase mammaire ou digestive. La mise en évidence de carcinome in situ ou de cellules myoépithéliale est en faveur de l'origine cutanée primitive. C'est une tumeur à croissance lente, avec des métastases exceptionnelles. Le traitement est chirurgical et le taux de récidive est très élevé. Et à travers ces deux observations, les auteurs mettent en relief les principaux aspects cliniques, histologiques, thérapeutiques de cette entité avec une revue de la littérature. PMID:25574316

  18. Carcinome épidermoïde de la vulve sur une grossesse gémellaire: à propos d’un cas aux cliniques universitaires de Lubumbashi

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    Idi, Yves Isango; Muteya, Michel Manika; Ngama, Christian Kakisingi; Mwazaz, Roger Munan; Makinko, Paul Ilunga; Kaj, Fanny Malonga; Tambwe, Albert Mwembo; Mukalenge, Faustin Chenge

    2013-01-01

    Nous rapportons un cas de carcinome épidermoïde de la vulve chez gestante porteuse d’une grosse gémellaire qui a consulté dans le service de gynéco-obstetrique des Cliniques Universitaires de Lubumbashi à un stade avancé de la pathologie et après avoir essayé un traitement insuffisant ailleurs.

  19. Carcinoma adenoide quístico parotídeo: soluciones estéticas y funcionales / Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Parotid: an Aesthetic and Functional Solutions

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    Raquel, Villar; Manuel, Acosta; Benito, Ramos; Juan José, Haro; Antonio, Gómez; Tomás, Esteban; Ramsés, Caraballo.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El carcinoma adenoide quístico supone el 10-30% de las neoplasias malignas parotídeas, su tratamiento se basa en una parotidectomía que incluya el tumor con un adecuado margen de seguridad y la radioterapia postoperatoria dado que permite mejorar el control locorregional de la enfermedad. Revisamos [...] un caso que permite exponer el manejo de las secuelas funcionales y estéticas derivadas de su tratamiento. Consideramos adecuada la reconstrucción inmediata del nervio facial cuando se encuentra clínicamente afecto o englobado por el tumor; así como suplir el defecto de volumen posparotidectomía con un colgajo local. Proponemos la anastomosis nerviosa con injerto de nervio sural de las ramas del nervio facial afectas y el relleno del defecto volumen posparotidectomía con un colgajo de fascia temporo-parietal. Abstract in english Adenoid cystic carcinoma represents 10-30% of all malignant neoplasms in the parotid gland. Treatment is a formal parotidectomy, which includes removing the tumour with an adequate margin and postoperative radiotherapy to improve the locoregional control of the disease. We report a case in order to [...] present the management of the functional and aesthetic consequences obtained from its treatment. When the facial nerve is clinical affected or involved by the tumour, it requires resection and an immediate reconstruction. We suggest the sural nerve graft for the reconstruction of the affected facial branches and the temporo-parietal fascia flap to fill the volume left by the parotidectomy.

  20. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lung with Bilateral Renal Metastases at Presentation in a Young Female

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    Arpita Banerjee; Ankan Bandyopadhyay; Debraj Jash; Kaushik Saha

    2011-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung is a relatively rare, slow growing lung neoplasm. Metastases outside the lung are uncommon. Herein, we have reported the case of a patient who presented with a large mass in the right lower lobe of her lung. Bronchial biopsy revealed features suggestive of adenoid cystic carcinoma of thelung with a predominant cribriform architecture. CT abdomen showed features of bilateral renal and liver metastases, but no adrenal metastases.

  1. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lung with Bilateral Renal Metastases at Presentation in a Young Female

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    Arpita Banerjee

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung is a relatively rare, slow growing lung neoplasm. Metastases outside the lung are uncommon. Herein, we have reported the case of a patient who presented with a large mass in the right lower lobe of her lung. Bronchial biopsy revealed features suggestive of adenoid cystic carcinoma of thelung with a predominant cribriform architecture. CT abdomen showed features of bilateral renal and liver metastases, but no adrenal metastases.

  2. The value of radiological examination in the management of adenoidal hypertrophy in a pediatric population.

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    Sami A. Al-Kindy; Abdulmunem O. Obaideen

    2003-01-01

    OBJECTIVES The objective of this study is to evaluate the role of radiological examination in the management of adenoidal hypertrophy. METHODS A retrospective study was carried out in the North West Armed Forces Hospital, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia on pediatric patients who had x-ray of lateral naso pharynx to exclude adenoidal hypertrophy, January 2001 to December 2001. The study included; age of the patient, sex and reason for radiology examination and the management rendered....

  3. Cystic adenoid carcinoma of the external auditory meatus with mastoid involvement

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    Tinoco, Paulo; Lourenço Filho, Rodolfo Caldas; Pais, Daniela Silva; Silva, Fabrício Boechat do Carmo; Pereira, José Carlos Oliveira; Pontes, Lorena Luquetti

    2009-01-01

    Introduction: The cystic adenoid carcinoma (CAC) in the external auditory meatus is rare and was originated in the ceruminous glands. It is manifested by otalgia in about 90% of the patients. Case Report: In this article we report the case of a patient with Cystic Adenoid Carcinoma of the external auditory meatus with mastoid involvement that presented peripheral facial paralysis. The treatment is essentially surgical, combined or not with postoperative radiotherapy. The factors of bad progno...

  4. Cutaneous Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma with Perineural Invasion Treated by Mohs Micrographic Surgery—A Case Report with Literature Review

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    Snow, Stephen N.; Humza Ilyas; Molly Hinshaw; Jack Longley, B.; Xu, Yaohui G

    2010-01-01

    We report a 58-year-old woman with cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma arising on the chest treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. The patient remained tumor-free at 24-month follow-up. To date, only six other cases of cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma were reportedly managed by Mohs surgery. Cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma has low potential for distant metastasis but is notorious for its aggressive infiltrative growth pattern, frequent perineural invasion, and high risk of local recurren...

  5. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of sublingual glands. Surgery and radiotherapy combination

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    The Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) or Cilindroma is a strange entity classified by the WHO within the carcinomas of salivary glands. It represents only 1 % of all the wicked tumours of the oral and maxillofacial region although, when making reference to the salivary glands, it constitutes 5% of the parotid, submaxilar and sublingual carcinomas, and about 50% of the smallest ones. The most frequent location is in the palatine glands and its main characteristics are: slow but persistent growth, high rates of local relapse and metastasis at distance originating the death between the first 5 and 10 years in 50-70% of the cases approximately. A case of localization is presented in sublingual gland which was first treated surgically and later with radiotherapy, obtaining good results. (author)

  6. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Mimicking an Oroantral Fistula: A Case Report

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    Bárbara Vanessa de Brito, Monteiro; Rafael Grotta, Grempel; Daliana Queiroga de Castro, Gomes; Gustavo Pina, Godoy; Márcia Cristina da Costa, Miguel.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is one of the most frequent malignant salivary gland tumors, which commonly affects the minor salivary glands of the mouth and is rare in the nose and paranasal sinuses. In the maxillary sinus, ACC can mimic inflammatory diseases and has a poor prognosis [...] . Objective To report a case of a 50-year-old man with ACC of the maxillary sinus whose clinical findings in the alveolar ridge mimicked an oroantral fistula. Case Report An excisional biopsy was performed and histopathologic analysis revealed ACC. Lung metastases and residual tumor in the maxillary sinus were detected by imaging methods. In view of the poor general health of the patient, no new surgical intervention was performed and he was only treated by radiotherapy and follow-up. Conclusion Although rare in the maxillary sinus, ACC should be included in the differential diagnosis of lesions affecting this site.

  7. Evaluation of the relation between adenoids hypertrophy and cranial base angles

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    Dalili Z

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Adenoids are normally large in children and their size starts to reduce during adolescence. Hypertrophic adenoids could be associated with allergic reactions. Enlarged adenoids result in nasal breathing difficulties and the child is forced to switch to mouth breathing. Airway obstruction causes postural alterations of jaw, tongue and head, and due to persistent obstruction, patient’s appearance changes to adenoid face. Evaluation of nasopharyngeal space in lateral cephalometic view is a simple and repeatable method for determination of the size and shape of adenoids and nasopharyngeal space which can provide a simple measurement of nasopharyngeal obstruction. The roof of nasopharyngeal space is covered by the sphenoid bone. Thus changes of nasorespiratory resistance by hypertrophic adenoids may affect the cranial base angles. In this study, the relationship between adenoid hypertrophy and cranial base angles was investigated. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, lateral cephalometric views of 7 to 14 y/o patients from the files of orthodontic centers in Rasht city were selected. The radiographs with proper resolution were separated for this research. Adenoid to nasorespiratory ratio (A/N Ratio was determined by Fujioka method and categorized in three groups: A (A/N 0.8, B (0.5adenoid hypertrophy (A and B groups was observed in 66% of cases whereas 34% were normal. The frequency of narrow, normal and wide cranial base angles in lateral ceph views was 28%, 30% and 42% respectively. There was significant difference among different cranial base angle regarding the presence or absence of adenoid hypertrophy (P<0.001. According to Pearson coefficient, there was significant relation between A/N ratio groups and different cranial base angles (R=0.2. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, little correlation exists between A/N ratio and cranial base angle. Further studies are recommended to investigate the possible effects of other factors such as genetics and the environment.

  8. Association rare d'un adenome pleomorphe et d'un carcinome epithelial myoepithelial de la glande parotide

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    Jahidi, Ali; Hemmaoui, Bouchaib; Noureddine, Errami; Youssef, Darouassi; Issam, Rharrasi; Hafsa, Chahdi; Benariba, Fouad

    2014-01-01

    Le Carcinome épithélial - myoépithélial (CEM) est une tumeur maligne rare des glandes salivaires touchant principalement la glande parotide. Son association avec un adénome pléomorphe est exceptionnelle. Nous rapportons le cas d'une femme de 57 ans avec adénome pléomorphe de la glande parotide évoluant depuis plusieurs années. L'augmentation récente du volume de la glande associée à l'apparition d'adénopathies cervicales homolatérales nous a fait penser à une transformation maligne. L'examen ...

  9. The value of radiological examination in the management of adenoidal hypertrophy in a pediatric population

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    The objective of this study is to evaluate the role of radiological examination in the management of adenoidal hypertrophy. A retrospective study was carried out in the North West Armed Forces Hospital, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on pediatric patients who had x-ray of lateral nasopharynx to exclude adenoidal hypertrophy, January 2001 to December 2001. The study included ; the age of patient, sex and reason for radiology examination and management rendered. A total of two hundred and ninety- seven pediatric patients were involved. Two hundred and thirteen males (71.7%) and 84(28.3%) females, age ranged between 2 months and 12 years. The reason given for radiological examination was one or more of following symptoms snoring,mouth breathing recurrent tonsillitis, runny nose, deafness and obstructive sleep apnea.Small adenoids reported in 63 patients (21.2%)and were treated for their complaints by primary physician. Two hundred and thirty four patients (78.8%) with large adenoids were referred to the otolaryngology department of these 33 patients lost follow up. One hundred and nineteen referred(40.1%) patients were treated conservatively, while 82 patients (27.6%) who showed resistance to medical treatment under went adeniodectomy with or without other related surgical procedures. It was concluded that radiological examination in the management of adenoidal hypertrophy had a limited role, increased Radiological Department workload wastage of resources in addition to unnecessary radiation exposure. (author)

  10. Radiologic evaluation of adenoids and tonsils in children with obstructive sleep apnea: Plain films and fluoroscopy

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    Kreplick Fernbach, S.; Brouillette, T.; Riggs, T.W.; Hunt, C.E.

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    Twenty-six children with obstructive sleep apnea were evaluated by lateral neck radiographs during wakefulness, and by polygraphic monitoring and upper airway fluoreoscopy during natural sleep. Children with craniofacial abnormalities, palatal surgery, and central nervous system disease were excluded from the study. Moderate or marked enlargement of tonsils and adenoids was noted on lateral neck radiographs of 18 of 26 patients. An objective measure of adenoidal enlargement, the adenoidal-nasopharyngeal ratio, correlated well with subjective judgment of adenoidal size but was not generally more useful than subjective estimation. Upper airway fluroescopy demonstrated the site and mechanism of obstruction in all patients. Because all children with moderate to marked adenotonsillar enlargement demonstrated obstruction at the adenoidal or tonsillar level on fluoroscopy, we now screen children with suspected sleep apnea with lateral airway radiographs and polysomnography. Fluoroscopy is reserved for children with mild adenotosillar enlargement, craniofacial dysplasia, prior cleft palate repair, or neuromuscular disorders. These results suggest that the pathogenesis of obstuctive sleep apnea in children involve anatomic factors which narrow the upper airway, sleep-related hypotonia of pharyngeal dilator musculature, and compensatory mechanisms to prevent or alleviate asphyxia.

  11. Radiologic evaluation of adenoids and tonsils in children with obstructive sleep apnea: Plain films and fluoroscopy

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    Twenty-six children with obstructive sleep apnea were evaluated by lateral neck radiographs during wakefulness, and by polygraphic monitoring and upper airway fluoreoscopy during natural sleep. Children with craniofacial abnormalities, palatal surgery, and central nervous system disease were excluded from the study. Moderate or marked enlargement of tonsils and adenoids was noted on lateral neck radiographs of 18 of 26 patients. An objective measure of adenoidal enlargement, the adenoidal-nasopharyngeal ratio, correlated well with subjective judgment of adenoidal size but was not generally more useful than subjective estimation. Upper airway fluroescopy demonstrated the site and mechanism of obstruction in all patients. Because all children with moderate to marked adenotonsillar enlargement demonstrated obstruction at the adenoidal or tonsillar level on fluoroscopy, we now screen children with suspected sleep apnea with lateral airway radiographs and polysomnography. Fluoroscopy is reserved for children with mild adenotosillar enlargement, craniofacial dysplasia, prior cleft palate repair, or neuromuscular disorders. These results suggest that the pathogenesis of obstuctive sleep apnea in children involve anatomic factors which narrow the upper airway, sleep-related hypotonia of pharyngeal dilator musculature, and compensatory mechanisms to prevent or alleviate asphyxia. (orig.)

  12. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland metastasising to the liver: report of a case

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    Pearce Neil W

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the lacrimal gland is a rare tumour. Their aggressive behaviour, with a high-risk of local recurrence, and late distant spread of the tumour even after aggressive management has been reported. Metastasis to the liver is rare and when it occurs, it is usually part of widespread metastasis, and therefore surgical treatment is seldom considered. Case presentation We report a rare case of an isolated liver metastasis from a lacrimal gland adenoid cystic carcinoma 20 years after resection of the primary tumour. The patient presented with right upper quadrant pain radiating to the back and shortness of breath of 3 months duration. No local recurrence was detected during a 15 year follow-up with computerized tomography (CT of the head. Abdominal CT scan demonstrated a solitary liver tumour with no other primary source, and the bone scan was normal. The patient was treated with an extended right hemihepatectomy. The histology revealed a predominantly cribriform tumour with focal areas of basaloid type metastatic lacrimal gland adenoid cystic carcinoma. Conclusion This case illustrates the unpredictable behaviour of adenoid cystic carcinoma and the need for a life long follow up for these patients after treatment. The possibility of surgical resection for liver metastasis from adenoid cystic carcinoma should always be considered.

  13. [The comparative effectiveness of framycetin included in combined therapy of adenoiditis in the children].

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    Soldatski?, Iu L; Denisova, O A; Ivanenko, A M

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    The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of framycetin included in combined therapy of adenoiditis in the children. The study involved 67 children at the mean age of 6.9±2.7 years. Group 1 was comprised of 35 children given framycetin as topical therapy, the patients of group 2 were treated by the endonasal administration of a 2% silver proteinate solution. It was shown that the use of framycetin as a component of combined therapy of adenoiditis enhances the effectiveness of the treatment and compliance to therapy in comparison with the same parameters in the case of the application of traditional topical antibacterial preparations. PMID:25588492

  14. Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the nasolacrimal duct treated with proton beam therapy.

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    Wada, Kota; Arai, Chiaki; Suda, Toshihito; Nagaoka, Masato; Shimura, Eiji; Yanagisawa, Sawako; Edamatsu, Hideo

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    Primary malignant tumors of the lacrimal passage, particularly of the nasolacrimal duct, are rare. We describe a 72-year-old woman who presented with lacrimation 5 years previously. She had pain and bloody and purulent lacrimation, and a mass was identified in the inferior meatus. Accordingly, she was diagnosed with primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the nasolacrimal duct. She was treated with proton beam therapy and showed a favorable response. Owing to the long-term risks of recurrence and distant metastasis, adenoid cystic carcinoma requires sufficient follow-up. PMID:25998851

  15. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma– A rare Differential Diagnosis for a mass in the External Auditory Canal

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    Shenoy, Vijendra S; Rao, Raghavendra A; Kamath, Panduranga M; Shihab, Haseena

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    Primary external auditory canal malignancies are very rare; in which, adenoid cystic carcinoma is extremely rare tumour accounting for approximately 5%. Majority of the patients presents with unilateral severe or dull aching constant ear pain of prolonged duration, reduced hearing and mass in the External Ear. These tumours are treated with aggressive surgical excision and adjuvant radiotherapy. Despite this, the overall prognosis is poor due to recurrences and distant metastasis. We report a rare case of adenoid cystic carcinoma in a 36-year-old female, who presented with right ear pain for the last one year. She was treated with wide local excision of the mass followed by adjuvant radiotherapy. PMID:25738012

  16. Cystic adenoid carcinoma of the external auditory meatus with mastoid involvement

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    Tinoco, Paulo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The cystic adenoid carcinoma (CAC in the external auditory meatus is rare and was originated in the ceruminous glands. It is manifested by otalgia in about 90% of the patients. Case Report: In this article we report the case of a patient with Cystic Adenoid Carcinoma of the external auditory meatus with mastoid involvement that presented peripheral facial paralysis. The treatment is essentially surgical, combined or not with postoperative radiotherapy. The factors of bad prognosis are the tumor expansion, facial nerve and middle ear invasion and lymph node affection, which diminish the survival in five years from 59% to 23%.

  17. Carcinoma adenoide cístico do conduto auditivo externo com envolvimento de mastoide

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    Tinoco, Paulo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O carcinoma adenoide cístico (CAC no conduto auditivo externo é raro, tendo origem nas glândulas ceruminosas. Manifesta-se por otalgia em cerca de 90% dos pacientes. Relato do Caso: Neste artigo relatamos o caso de um paciente com Carcinoma Adenoide Cístico de conduto auditivo externo com envolvimento de mastoide que apresentava paralisia facial periférica. O tratamento é essencialmente cirúrgico, combinado ou não com radioterapia pós-operatória. Os fatores de mau prognóstico são a extensão do tumor, invasão do nervo facial e orelha média e acometimento linfonodal, diminuindo a sobrevida em cinco anos de 59% para 23%.

  18. Avaliação da radiografia cefalométrica lateral como meio de diagnóstico da hipertrofia de adenoide / Evaluation of lateral cephalometric radiography as a mean of diagnosing adenoids hypertrophy

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    Marcelo de Castellucci e, Barbosa; Luégya Amorim Henriques, Knop; Marcus Miranda, Lessa; Telma Martins de, Araujo.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: a hipertrofia de adenoide é uma das principais causas da respiração bucal. Entre os métodos utilizados para o diagnóstico dessa condição, os mais precisos são a endoscopia nasal e a ressonância magnética. No entanto, o método mais utilizado, em Odontologia, é a radiografia cefalométrica [...] lateral. OBJETIVO: determinar a eficácia dessa radiografia no diagnóstico da hipertrofia de adenoide, pela sua comparação com a endoscopia nasal. MÉTODOS: foram avaliados 30 indivíduos (7 a 12 anos). Todos fizeram exame de endoscopia nasal e radiografia cefalométrica lateral. Nas endoscopias, foi registrada a porcentagem de obstrução da nasofaringe e, nas radiografias, a menor dimensão anteroposterior livre da nasofaringe. RESULTADOS: os exames se mostraram fortemente correlacionados (r = - 0,793, p-valor Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: One of the most usual causes of mouth breathing is adenoids hypertrophy with reduction of the nasopharyngeal space. The most precise diagnostic methods are magnetic resonance and nasal endoscopy, because they make possible a three dimension image of the nasopharynx. However, in Dentist [...] ry, cephalometric radiography is the method used in the majority of cases. That is why it is so important the evaluation of the efficacy of this diagnostic method. AIM: The aim of this paper is to determine the efficacy of the lateral cephalometric radiography in diagnosing adenoids hypertrophy, comparing this method to the nasal endoscopy. METHODS: Thirty patients (7 to 12 years), with no history of otolaryngological surgery, were evaluated. All of them were submitted to a nasal endoscopy and a lateral cephalometric radiography. In the endoscopic exams it was registered the percentage of nasopharyngeal obstruction and in the radiographic exams it was registered the minor nasopharyngeal dimension. RESULTS: The results of the exams showed a strong correlation with each other (r = - 0.793, p-value

  19. Application of p16 Immunohistochemistry and RNA In Situ Hybridization in the Classification of Adenoid Basal Tumors of the Cervix.

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    Goyal, Abha; Wang, Zhen; Przybycin, Christopher G; Yang, Bin

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    Our understanding of adenoid basal tumors of the cervix has evolved over time. Most of the proliferations referred to as adenoid basal carcinoma have a clinically benign course-leading some to suggest the term "adenoid basal epithelioma." However, rarely, these may be associated with invasive carcinomas. These tumors have been etiologically linked with high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection. Here, we investigate the use of p16 immunohistochemistry and HR-HPV RNA in situ hybridization (ISH) in the classification of adenoid basal tumors of the cervix. Seventeen cases of adenoid basal tumors of the cervix were included. The patients' age ranged from 19 to 79 yr (average, 59 yr). p16 immunostain was performed on all cases and RNA ISH was performed in 4 cases with available formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue. There were 11 low-grade tumors, 5 frankly invasive carcinomas, and 1 with histologic features that were intermediate between the former 2 categories. p16 immunostain was negative or showed patchy cytoplasmic staining in the low-grade tumors and was strongly and diffusely positive in the invasive carcinomas. HR-HPV RNA ISH was negative in the 3 low-grade tumors and was positive in 1 case of invasive carcinoma including the adenoid basal component. Distinct p16 immunostaining and HR-HPV RNA ISH patterns exist between low-grade adenoid basal tumors and invasive adenoid basal carcinomas. Our study indicates that p16 immunostaining and HR-HPV RNA ISH can be employed as useful ancillary tools in differentiating between noninvasive and invasive adenoid basal tumors along with careful histopathologic evaluation. PMID:26352551

  20. The nursing effect of postoperative adenoid-tonsillectomy bleeding by low-temperature plasma in children

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    Xin CHEN

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available To observe the nursing effect of postoperative adenoid tonsil bleeding by low-temperature plasma in children. 12 patients received the operation successfully without bleeding. The nursing methods include psychological nursing, observation, apnea prevention and diet nursing. Low-temperature plasma is an effective and safe way to cure postoperative bleeding without complications.

  1. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of hard palate with coincidental metastases to lung and liver

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    Akhavan, Ali; Binesh, Fariba; Navabii, Hossein

    2013-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma is the most frequent pathology occurring in the minor salivary glands .It is usually slow growing; however, it can spread via perineural invasion, haematogenous and lymphatogenous metastasis. Most common sites of metastasis are lung and bone. Involvement of the other sites is not common. In this article, we present a woman with coincident lung and liver metastases. PMID:23446045

  2. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of hard palate with coincidental metastases to lung and liver

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    Akhavan, Ali; Binesh, Fariba; Navabii, Hossein

    2013-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma is the most frequent pathology occurring in the minor salivary glands .It is usually slow growing; however, it can spread via perineural invasion, haematogenous and lymphatogenous metastasis. Most common sites of metastasis are lung and bone. Involvement of the other sites is not common. In this article, we present a woman with coincident lung and liver metastases.

  3. THE PRESENCE OF ADENOID VEGETATIONS AND NASAL SPEECH, AND HEARING LOSS IN RELATION TO SECRETORY OTITIS MEDIA

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    Gabriela KOPACHEVA

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    Full Text Available This study presents the treatment of 68 children with secretory otitis media. Children underwent adenoid vegetations, nasal speech, conductive hearing loss, ventilation disturbance in Eustachian tube. In all children adenoidectomy was indicated.38 boys and 30 girls at the age of 3-17 were divided in two main groups: * 29 children without hypertrophic (enlarged adenoids, * 39 children with enlarged (hypertrophic adenoids.The surgical treatment included insertion of ventilation tubes and adenoidectomy where there where hypertrophic adenoids.Clinical material was analyzed according to hearing threshold, hearing level, middle ear condition estimated by pure tone audiometry and tympanometry before and after treatment. Data concerning both groups were compared.The results indicated that adenoidectomy combined with the ventilation tubes facilitates secretory otitis media heeling as well as decrease of hearing impairments. That enables prompt restoration of the hearing function as an important precondition for development of the language, social, emotional and academic development of children.

  4. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck: A retrospective series of 169 cases

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    Purpose. - Adenoid cystic carcinoma represents 1% of head and neck cancers. Adenoid cystic carcinomas are slow growing tumours with high potential for local recurrence. Treatment usually associates radiotherapy and surgery, but the role of radiotherapy remains unclear. We report a retrospective multicentric study of the management and prognostic factors of 169 adenoid cystic carcinomas of head and neck. Patients and methods. - Between 1982 and 2010, 169 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck were referred to the Cercle des oncologues radiotherapeutes du Sud departments of radiotherapy either for primary untreated tumour (n = 135) or for a recurrence of previously treated tumour (n = 34). The site of adenoid cystic carcinoma was: parotid gland (n = 48, 28.4%), minor salivary gland (n = 35, 20.7%), submandibular gland (n = 22, 13%), sinus cavities (n = 22, 13%), other (n = 42, 24.9%). Tumour stages were: T1 (12.4%); T2 (14.2%); T3 (12.4%); T4 (41.4%) and Tx (19.5%). Lymph node involvement was 13% and distant metastasis 8.9%. For adenoid cystic carcinomas of the parotid gland, major nerve involvement was evaluated. Preferential site of metastasis was the lung (87.5%). Treatments were: surgery alone (n = 27), surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy (n = 89), surgery and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (n 12), exclusive chemoradiotherapy (n = 13), exclusive radiotherapy (n = 14), other associations (n = 5) and no treatment (n = 7). Radiotherapy was delivered through photons (n = 119), neutrons (n = 6), both (n = 4). Two patients had a brachytherapy boost. Median prescribed doses to T and N were respectively 65 Gy and 50 Gy for the 119 photons treated patients. Results. - Mean follow-up was 58 months (range 1-250 months). As of December 1, 2010, 83 patients were alive with no evolutive disease (49%), 35 alive and had recurred, 18 had uncontrolled evolutive disease, 28 had died of adenoid cystic carcinoma and 5 of intercurrent disease. Overall survival and disease free survival were respectively 72% and 72% at 5 years, 53% and 32% at 10 years; 5 and 10-year freedom from local recurrence were 81% and 52% respectively. Nerve involvement was found in 17/48 parotid gland adenoid cystic carcinomas. The Cox model including all patients, showed that surgery (P < 0.001), surgical margins (P = 0.015), nerve involvement (P = 0.0079), length of radiotherapy (P = 0.018), and tumour location (P = 0.041) were associated with disease free survival. Conclusion. - In this large series of adenoid cystic carcinoma of head and neck with a majority of T3-T4 tumours, 10-year survivals were achieved for 50% of patients. Radiotherapy did not impact survival. (authors)

  5. Pulmonary artery stent for bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma causing pulmonary artery stenosis

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    Smith, Corey Allister; Kotlyar, Eugene

    2014-01-01

    A 46-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of dyspnea and weight loss on a background of previous pneumonectomy for bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma 14 years beforehand. Several years prior to this presentation, she had developed left vocal cord palsy and a metastatic lesion to the right buttock confirmed at resection. Investigations included CT pulmonary angiography and right heart catheterisation and demonstrated pulmonary artery stenosis suggestive of vascular encasement, severe pulmonary arterial hypertension and pulmonary nodules. Subsequent pulmonary artery stenting markedly improved both pulmonary artery pressures and the patient's symptoms. The diagnosis of pulmonary artery stenosis due to mediastinal infiltration by metastatic bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma was based on these findings as well as the presence of the pulmonary nodules and the previous mediastinal (recurrent laryngeal nerve) and metastatic complications. This case is the first report of successful pulmonary artery stenting for this rare complication.

  6. Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis: Unusual Presentation of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma - Diagnosed By FNAC

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    Archana Buch

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC is a rare neoplasm that usually arises from minor salivary glands. It is characteristically locally infiltrative, exhibiting perineural invasion, has a tendency for local recurrence and prolonged clinical course. A 60 year old male, chronic smoker presented with swelling of the left cervical lymph node since two months. Examination revealed a solitary firm, non tender, non mobile left cervical swelling measuring 2 x 1 cm. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC was done from the cervical lymph node. The diagnosis of metastatic deposits of ACC was given. Detail examination of the oral cavity revealed a small swelling at the floor of the mouth. Biopsy of the swelling confirmed ACC on histopathological examination. An unusual feature of adenoid cystic carcinoma is the low incidence of metastases to regional lymph nodes. The case is presented to highlight its unusual presentation and utility of FNAC in rapid diagnosis.

  7. Elective Neck Dissection in Patients With Head and Neck Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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    Amit, Moran; Na'ara, Shorook; Sharma, Kanika; Ramer, Naomi; Ramer, Ilana; Agbetoba, Abib; Glick, Joelle; Yang, Xinjie; Lei, Delin; Bjoerndal, Kristine; Godballe, Christian; Mücke, Thomas; Klaus-Dietrich, Wolff; Eckardt, André M; Copelli, Chiara; Sesenna, Enrico; Palmer, Frank; Ganly, Ian; Gil, Ziv

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    BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) accounts for 3-5 % of all head and neck malignancies. Investigations of outcomes from elective neck dissection (END) for patients with ACC are sparse. This study aimed to assess the impact of END on the survival of patients with ACC. METHODS: This retrospective multicentered study investigated 270 patients who underwent neck dissection. A multivariate analysis assessed associations of clinical and histopathologic characteristics with survival outcomes. ...

  8. Pulmonary artery stent for bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma causing pulmonary artery stenosis

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    Smith, Corey Allister; Kotlyar, Eugene; Mellemkjaer, Soren; Muller, David; Stone, Emily

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    A 46-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of dyspnea and weight loss on a background of previous pneumonectomy for bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma 14 years beforehand. Several years prior to this presentation, she had developed left vocal cord palsy and a metastatic lesion to the right buttock confirmed at resection. Investigations included CT pulmonary angiography and right heart catheterisation and demonstrated pulmonary artery stenosis suggestive of vascular encasement, severe p...

  9. Sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma following formaldehyde exposure in the operating theatre

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    Sandvik, Anniken; Klingen, Tor Audun; Langård, Sverre

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    We present a case report of an auxiliary nurse who developed an adenoid cystic carcinoma in her left maxillary sinus following occupational exposure to formaldehyde in the operating theatre. Currently, the epidemiological evidence that formaldehyde can cause cancer in humans is considered to be limited. Previous case-control-studies of formaldehyde and sinonasal cancer have mainly investigated subjects who were concomitantly exposed to wood dust, a known risk factor to the development of sino...

  10. Hypertrophic adenoid is a major infection site of human bocavirus 1.

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    Proenca-Modena, J L; Paula, F E; Buzatto, G P; Carenzi, L R; Saturno, T H; Prates, M C; Silva, M L; Delcaro, L S; Valera, F C P; Tamashiro, E; Anselmo-Lima, W T; Arruda, E

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    Human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) is associated with respiratory infections worldwide, mainly in children. Similar to other parvoviruses, it is believed that HBoV1 can persist for long periods of time in humans, probably through maintaining concatemers of the virus single-stranded DNA genome in the nuclei of infected cells. Recently, HBoV-1 was detected in high rates in adenoid and palatine tonsils samples from patients with chronic adenotonsillar diseases, but nothing is known about the virus replication levels in those tissues. A 3-year prospective hospital-based study was conducted to detect and quantify HBoV1 DNA and mRNAs in samples of the adenoids (AD), palatine tonsils (PT), nasopharyngeal secretions (NPS), and peripheral blood (PB) from patients undergoing tonsillectomy for tonsillar hypertrophy or recurrent tonsillitis. HBoV1 was detected in 25.3% of the AD samples, while the rates of detection in the PT, NPS, and PB samples were 7.2%, 10.5%, and 1.7%, respectively. The viral loads were higher in AD samples, and 27.3% of the patients with HBoV had mRNA detectable in this tissue. High viral loads and detectable mRNA in the AD were associated with HBoV1 detection in the other sample sites. The adenoids are an important site of HBoV1 replication and persistence in children with tonsillar hypertrophy. The adenoids contain high HBoV1 loads and are frequently positive for HBoV mRNA, and this is associated with the detection of HBoV1 in secretions. PMID:24920770

  11. Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the bronchus in a female teenager

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    Masih, I; Porter, G; Porter, S.; Clarke, R.(Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States of America); Sidhu, P.; Harney, J.; McCarthy, A; Convery, R

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    Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the lung is an extremely rare malignant lung neoplasm. ACC of salivary glands of the head and neck, lachrymal glands, breast, skin, vulva and trachea have been frequently reported disease patterns in the literature, but it is unique to see this rare lung tumour in a patient as young as 14 years old. No double blind placebo, multicentre treatment data are available. Surgery is considered as the cornerstone of the treatment. Prognosis is variable and ad...

  12. Poliposis linfangiomatosa de amígdalas palatinas y adenoides: Reporte de un caso / Lymphangiomatous polyps of adenoids and palatine tonsils: one case report

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    Simona, Minzer; Lara, Fernández; Gustavo, Bravo; Iván, Gallegos.

    Full Text Available Los pólipos linfangiomatosos son malformaciones congénitas de tipo hamartomatosas caracterizados histológicamente por una proliferación linfática vascular con distintos grados de componente fibroso, adiposo y linfático, cubiertos por un epitelio escamoso. Dado a que se conocen por distintos nombres [...] en la literatura, sólo se han descrito alrededor de 30 casos de pólipos linfagiomatosos como tal. De etiopatogenia desconocida, se presentan como una masa polipoidea o papilomatosa en las amígdalas palatinas, con sintomatología variable. Su diagnóstico definitivo es histológico tras una resección completa. No se han reportado casos de malignización ni recurrencia. En el presente trabajo se reporta el caso de un paciente de 5 años con historia de crecimiento amigdalino bilateral de dos años de evolución. La biopsia definitiva demuestra una poliposis linfangiomatosa de amígdalas palatinas y adenoides. Abstract in english Lymphangiomatous polyps are hamartomatous congenital malformations. They are histologically characterized by a vascular lymphatic proliferation associated with fibrous, adipose and lymphatic components covered by squamous epithelium. There are only 30 cases described in the literature by the name of [...] lymphangiomatous polyp, since it has multiple denominations. Even though their etiopathogenesis is unknown, their clinical presentation is described as a polypoid mass in the palatine tonsils, which may have multiple manifestations. The diagnosis is made histologically after complete resection. There have not been reports of malignant transformation nor recurrence. We present a case of a five year old patient with history of bilateral palatine tonsil growth. Final biopsy described lymphangiomatous polyps of adenoids and palatine tonsils.

  13. Sinonasal Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Clinical Case Report and Literature Review / Carcinoma Adenoide Quístico Nasosinusal: Caso Clínico y Revisión de la Literatura

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    Ilson, Sepúlveda; Carolina, Delgado; Paulo, Flores; Ornella, Salvatori.

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente de sexo masculino de 59 años con carcinoma adenoide quístico nasosinusal. El examen de resonancia magnética reveló la invasión de la órbita derecha y el cerebro a nivel del suelo de la fosa craneal anterior. Debido al gran volumen, se decidió realizar el tratamient [...] o de radio-quimioterapia para disminuir el tamaño de la lesión. Al término de la primera etapa del tratamiento, la reducción del tamaño del tumor fue confirmada por el examen de tomografía computarizada y se decidió realizar una resección quirúrgica con preservación del globo ocular derecho. En la actualidad el paciente se encuentra bajo el control periódico y sin mayores complicaciones. Abstract in english We present the case of a patient, a 59 year-old man, with Sinonasal Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Magnetic resonance exam revealed invasion of the right orbit and brain at the level of the anterior cranial fossa floor. Due to the large volume, we decided to perform radio-chemotherapy treatment to dimini [...] sh the size of the lesion. On conclusion of the first stage of treatment, reduction in tumor size was confirmed by computerized tomography exam and we decided to perform surgical resection with right ocular globe preservation. At present the patient is under periodic control and without major complications.

  14. Le carcinome neuro-endocrine cutané primitif: à propos d'un nouveau cas et revue de la littérature

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    Boukind, Samira; Elatiqi, Oumkeltoum; Dlimi, Meriem; Elamrani, Driss; Benchamkha, Yassine; Ettalbi, Saloua

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    Le carcinome neuro- endocrine cutané primitif (CNEC) est une tumeur cutanée rare et agressive du sujet âgé, favorisée par le soleil et l'immunodépression. Elle est caractérisée par une évolution agressive avec un fort taux de récidive, une évolution ganglionnaire régionale et un risque de métastases à distance. Nous rapportons un cas de cette tumeur chez un patient âgé de 67 ans sous forme d'un placard nodulaire hémorragique mesurant 16 /14 cm. Le patient a bénéficié d'une exérèse chirurgicale large avec couverture de la perte de substance par un lambeau musculo-cutané du muscle grand dorsal, un curage ganglionnaire axillaire et une radiothérapie adjuvante. Après un recul de 2 ans et 2 mois, le patient est toujours vivant sans métastase ni récidive. La littérature étant pauvre, la prise en charge diagnostique et thérapeutique est controversée et donc hétérogène. Globalement le pronostic est mauvais, et certains paramètres corrélés au pronostic sont précisés. PMID:26185585

  15. Hypertrophic Adenoid Is a Major Infection Site of Human Bocavirus 1

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    Proenca-Modena, J. L.; Paula, F. E.; Buzatto, G. P.; Carenzi, L. R.; Saturno, T. H.; Prates, M. C.; Silva, M.L.; Delcaro, L. S.; Valera, F. C. P.; Tamashiro, E.; Anselmo-Lima, W. T.; Arruda, E

    2014-01-01

    Human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) is associated with respiratory infections worldwide, mainly in children. Similar to other parvoviruses, it is believed that HBoV1 can persist for long periods of time in humans, probably through maintaining concatemers of the virus single-stranded DNA genome in the nuclei of infected cells. Recently, HBoV-1 was detected in high rates in adenoid and palatine tonsils samples from patients with chronic adenotonsillar diseases, but nothing is known about the virus replic...

  16. Biological behavior and Treatment of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in the Head and Neck

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    Biological Behavior and treatment results of 33 patients with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) in the Head and Neck at Yonsei Cancer Center for 10 years between 1971 and 1980 were retrospectively analyzed. Most common, primary site was minor salivary glands such as maxillary sinus, nasal cavity and base of tongue. The typical biological behavior of these tumors was very slowly in growth with long rime of duration (mean 19 months) from I month to 10 years and more frequent of nerve invasion but rare invasion of neck nodes. Local control and failure pattern in the results of treatment, 16 of 17 patients with irradiation alone were seen complete or partial response but 5 cases of loco regional recurrence, 2 cases of failure of neck node and 4 cases of distant metastasis as lung and brain. On the other hand, among 10 cases of surgery and postoperative irradiation, 2 cases of locoreginal failure and 3 cases of distant metastasis as lung and bone. 2 of 4 cases with surgery alone were recurred within primary site. Actuarial overall NED survival at 5 and 10 years were 52.6% and 42.8%, respectively. Survival rate of 10 patients with surgery and postoperative irradiation was more high than 17 patients of radiation alone. Therefore, we have known that surgery with postoperative adjunctive irradiation is most effective treatment modality of adenoid cystic carcinoma in the head and neck. Primary site, treatment modality and with or without nerve and bone invasion have influenced on prognosis

  17. Clinicopathological study of 54 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma in the head and neck

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    Umeno, Hirohito; Miyajima, Yoshimi; Mori, Kazunori; Nakashima, Tadashi [Kurume Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). School of Medicine

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    A retrospective analysis was performed on 54 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma in the head and neck, treated from January 1971 to July l997 in the Kurume University Hospital. The patients consisted of 35 females and 19 males, with a mean age of 59 years. The site of the lesion was the oral cavity in 13, nasal cavity in 11, submandibular gland in 8, parotid gland in 5, paranasal sinus in 3, nasopharynx in 3, oropharynx in 3, external auditory canal in 3, orbita in 2, lip in 1, lacrimal gland in 1 and trachea in 1. The over all 5-year, 10-year and 15-year survival rates as determined by the Kaplan-Meier method were 72%, 53%, and 46%, respectively. There was no relationship between survival rate and the site of the original lesion. According to the histologic criteria reported by Szanto et al., when more than 30% of the neoplasma showed a solid pattern, its treatment outcome appeared poor. In this study, the same tendency was seen. Fifteen patients died of the tumor. Ten died of distant metastasis and 5 died of local recurrence invading the cranium. No patient died of neck metastasis. Adenoid cystic carcinoma was thought to be radioresistant, but recently some authors have reported this tumor as radiosensitive. This study also showed that postoperative radiotherapy was effective, producing an increase in the survival rate. (author)

  18. FZD2 inhibits the cell growth and migration of salivary adenoid cystic carcinomas.

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    Ding, Lin-Can; Huang, Xiao-Yu; Zheng, Fei-Fei; Xie, Jian; She, Lin; Feng, Yan; Su, Bo-Hua; Zheng, Da-Li; Lu, You-Guang

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    Several studies have reported that FZD2 regulates tumor biology in a complex manner. The aim of the present study was to identify the role of FZD2 in the cell growth and metastasis of salivary adenoid cystic carcinomas (SACCs). The expression of FZD2 in ACC-83 and ACC-LM cells were measured with real-time PCR. Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect the expression of FZD2 in clinical SACC samples with or without metastasis. Cell proliferation and Transwell assays were performed to explore the effects of FZD2 on cell growth and migration following the silencing of FZD2 with small interference RNAs and the overexpression of FZD2 with plasmid. Our data showed that FZD2 was downregulated in ACC-LM cells, which are an adenoid cystic carcinoma cell line with high metastatic potential, compared to ACC-83 cells, which have low metastatic potential. Additionally, the expression of FZD2 was lower in SACC tissues with metastasis compared to SACC tissues without metastasis (Pmigration of ACC-83 cells were increased after the knockdown of FZD2 and decreased following overexpression of FZD2. Knockdown of FZD2 downregulated the expression of PAI-1. Our results suggest that FZD2 may be a tumor suppressor gene in SACCs that inhibits cell growth and migration. PMID:25695658

  19. Radiotherapy for advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma: neutrons, photons or mixed beam?

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    Purpose: To compare retrospectively radiotherapy with neutrons, photons, and a photon/neutron mixed beam in patients with advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck. Local control, survival, distant failure, and complications were analyzed. Materials and methods: Between 1983 and 1995, 75 patients with inoperable, recurrent, or incompletely resected adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck received radiotherapy that consisted of either fast 14.1 MV DT neutrons (median dose 16 neutron Gy), linac-based photon irradiation (median dose 64 photon Gy), or both (median dose 8 neutron Gy and 32 photon Gy). Follow-up ranged from 1 to 160 months (median 51 months), and the surviving patients had a minimum follow-up of 3 years at the time of analysis. Results: The actuarial 5-year local control was 75% for neutrons, and 32% for both mixed beam and photons (P=0.015, log-rank). This advantage for neutrons in local control was not transferred to significant differences in survival (P>0.1). The survival is dictated by the tumor diseases due to distant metastases occurring in 29 (39%) of the 75 patients. Positive lymph nodes were the only significant factor (P=0.001) associated with the development of distant metastases although negative lymph nodes did not predict absence of distant metastases, but predicted a delay of occurrence. In multivariate analysis postoperative radiotherapy (P=0.003) and small tumor size (P=0.01) were associated with high local control, while primary therapy (P=0.006) and negative lymph nodes (P=0.01) were associated with longer survival. While acute toxicity was similar in all three radiotherapy groups, severe late grade 3 and 4 toxicity tended to be more prevalent (P>0.1) with neutrons (19%) than with mixed beam (10%) and photons (4%). Conclusion: Fast neutron radiotherapy provides higher local control rates than a mixed beam and photons in advanced, recurrent or not completely resected adenoid cystic carcinoma of the major and minor salivary glands. Neutron radiotherapy can be recommended in patients with bad prognosis with gross residual disease (R2), with unresectable tumors, or inoperable tumors. The type of radiation does not impact survival, which is dominated by the high number of distant metastases

  20. The role of mometasone furoate nasal spray in the treatment of adenoidal hypertrophy in the adolescents: a prospective, randomized, cross-over study.

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    Yilmaz, Huseyin Baki; Celebi, Saban; Sahin-Yilmaz, Asli; Oysu, Cagatay

    2013-09-01

    Aim of this work is to find out whether the symptoms attributable to adenoid hypertrophy in adolescents may be treated with intranasal mometasone furoate (MF) application. To learn if adenoid hypertrophy in adolescents may decrease in size with intranasal MF. A prospective, double blind, randomized, cross-over study was conducted in 28 subjects (12-18 years) with adenoidal hypertrophy. Subjects used intranasal MF or placebo for a duration of 6 weeks with a wash out period of 3 weeks. Subjective symptoms and adenoid size were evaluated. At the initiation of the study, there was no significant difference between the mean symptom scores for any of the sinonasal symptoms between the two treatment groups. There was significant improvement in total subjective symptoms (nasal blockage, rhinorrhea, cough, snoring and disruption of quality of life scores) with MF compared with placebo. Analysis of the symptoms separately showed a significant positive effect of MF on all symptoms except for rhinorrhea. Nasal endoscopic evaluation failed to demonstrate any difference in the reduction of the adenoid size between the two groups. MF has significant advantage over placebo for the symptoms attributable to adenoid hypertrophy in adolescents. PMID:23381494

  1. Adenoid cystic carcinoma in the maxillary gingiva: a case report and immunohistochemical study

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    Chi Zhao

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Gingival adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC is a rare malignancy. We describe the diagnosis and treatment of a 43 year-old woman who presented with a persistent oral ulcer for approximately 1 year, and subsequent pain in the left posterior maxillary region. Clinical examination revealed an ulcer in the left upper molar gingiva, with swelling in the region from the second premolar to the third molar. X-ray images demonstrated the involvement of the maxillary alveolar bone. The histopathological and immunohistochemical features were diagnostic of ACC. ACC is often presented as a gingival lesion; thus, it may easily be neglected by patients. The identification of this tumor using specific pathological analyses prevents misdiagnosis and enables clinicians to determine the appropriate treatment. In this case, no recurrence or distant metastasis was observed after 2 years of follow-up.

  2. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of Bartholin's gland receiving adjuvant radiation therapy: case report.

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    Agolli, L; Osti, M Falchetto; Armosini, V; De Sanctis, V; Valeriani, M; Enrici, R Maurizi

    2013-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of Bartholin's gland is an extremely rare tumor of the female genital tract, representing about 5%-15% of Bartholin's gland malignancies. Approximately 80 cases have been reported in the literature. The authors describe the case of a 54-year-old woman with locally advanced ACC of Bartholin's gland treated with surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). She underwent radical hemivulvectomy associated with ipsilateral inguinal and femoral lymph node dissection. Subsequently, she received postoperative three-dimensional conformal RT. Total dose prescribed was 56 Gy in 28 fractions of two Gy each. After 20 months of follow up, there was no evidence of local failure or distant progression. PMID:24475591

  3. Bilateral Testicular Metastases of Adenoid Cystic Variant of Carcinoma of Prostate

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    Anita AM,

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men (13.6% and the fifth most common cancer globally. Common sites of prostate carcinoma metastasis other than lymph nodes, include bones, lungs, urinary bladder, liver and adrenal glands. Rarely, a testicular mass, whether painful or painless, represents a metastasis. Metastasis in testes accounts for 0.06-2.5%. Bilateral testicular metastasis is less common and occurs in about 15% of cases. We report a case of prostatic adenocarcinoma in a 65 year male with metastasis to both testes identified upon histopathological examination of therapeutic orchidectomy specimen. Unusual adenoid cystic pattern seen in the metastatic deposits is highlighted. Bilateral metastasis is extremely rare and few are reported in literature

  4. Radiologic and pathological correlation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast; A case report

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    Kim, Jung Gyu; Kim, Shin Young; Jung, Hae Yoen; Kim, Sung Yong; Lee, Deuk Young; Park, Sang Hyun [Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan (Korea, Republic of); Park, Sang Hyun [Dept. of Radiology, Plus Internal Medicine Clinic, Suncheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-06-15

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a subtype of adenocarcinoma that is usually seen in the salivary glands. It has also been reported in other organs including the breast, skin, tracheobronchial tree, cervix, larynx, and Bartholin gland. ACC in the breast is rare, accounting for less than 0.1% of all breast cancers. Furthermore, the imaging characteristics of ACC of the breast have not been well described in the literature, especially regarding the findings with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here, we report radiologic findings of a rare case of ACC in the breast by mammography, sonography, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography/CT, and MRI with pathologic correlation and a review of the literature.

  5. Nasal Mucociliary Clearance in Adenoid Hypertrophy and Otitis Media with Effusion.

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    Yaz?c?, Hasmet

    2015-12-01

    Mucociliary clearance (MCC), which exists in many systems, is the first defensive mechanism of the human body. Nasal MCC has an important role in transporting the secretions of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses along with the trapped inhaled pathogens to the nasopharynx. Physiologic or pathologic situations that effect nasal MCC, such as temperature, humidity, nasal obstruction, allergic rhinitis, chronic infections, etc., lead to impaired MCC and related local or circumjacent system disorders. With this perspective, when a unified airway with a multiple disease principle is considered, investigating the relationship between adenoid hypertrophy (AH), otitis media with effusion (OME) and nasal MCC is logical. In this review, histological and physiologic properties of nasal MCC and its possible role involving pathologic situations such as AH and OME is discussed together with recent literature findings. PMID:26496764

  6. Expression of ERBB3 binding protein 1 (EBP1) in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma and its clinicopathological relevance

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    ERBB3 binding protein 1 (EBP1) gene transfer into human salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma cells has been shown to significantly inhibit cell proliferation and reduce tumor metastasis in mouse models. In the current study, to evaluate if EBP1 is a novel biomarker capable of identifying patients at higher risk of disease progression and recurrence, we examined the EBP1 expression profile in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) patients and analyzed its clinicopathological relevance. To understand the underlying anti-metastatic mechanism, we investigated if EBP1 regulates invasion-related molecules. We performed immunohistochemical analysis on 132 primary adenoid cystic carcinoma and adjacent non-cancerous tissues using commercial EBP1, MMP9, E-cadherin and ICAM-1 antibodies. Results were correlated to clinicopathological parameters, long-term survival and invasion-related molecules by statistical analysis. Cell motility and invasiveness of vector or wild-type EBP1-transfected ACC-M cell lines were evaluated using wound healing and Boyden chamber assays. MMP9, E-cadherin and ICAM-1 proteins in these cell lines were detected using western blot assay. The expression of EBP1 was significantly higher in non-cancerous adjacent tissues compared with corresponding cancer tissues. The intensity and percentage of cells that reacted with EBP1 antibodies were significantly higher in cases with tubular pattern than those with solid pattern (P<0.0001). We also found adenoid cystic carcinoma with local lymphatic metastasis had significantly lower EBP1 expression than ACC with no local lymphatic node metastasis (P<0.0001). Similar findings were observed in ACC with lung metastasis compared with cases with no lung metastasis (P<0.0001), in particular, in cases with perineural invasion compared with cases with no perineural invasion (P<0.0001). Furthermore, a decrease in EBP1 expression was positively associated with a reduction in overall survival of ACC patients. Of note, EBP1 inhibits migration and invasiveness of ACC cells by upregulating E-cadherin but downregulating MMP9. In clinical adenoid cystic carcinoma patients, higher EBP1 expression was positively correlated with E-cadherin levels (P<0.001) but negatively correlated with MMP9 expression (P=0.0002). EBP1 expression is reduced in adenoid cystic carcinoma, indicating unfavorable prognosis of ACC patients. Its regulation of MMP9 and E-cadherin protein levels suggests a critical therapeutic potential

  7. The microbial ecology and immunology of the adenoid: implications for otitis media.

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    Bernstein, J M; Reddy, M S; Scannapieco, F A; Faden, H S; Ballow, M

    1997-12-29

    The nasopharyngeal tonsil, or adenoid, is a major inductive site for the synthesis of J-chain-positive B cells that may migrate to other areas of the upper respiratory tract, such as the nasal mucosa, the parotid gland, the lacrimal gland, and the middle ear during inflammation. The production of secretory IgA by both the nasopharyngeal tonsil and the nasal mucosa plays a major role in local immune protection against bacteria and viruses. The release of cytokines from Th1 and Th2 lymphocytes must be appropriate for B cells to produce IgA. The factors or mechanisms responsible for this are not, at present, known, but it appears that there is a difference in the profiles of cytokine secretion by Th1 and Th2 lymphocytes in the adenoids in both otitis-prone, as well as nonotitis-prone children. We have suggested that if this specific immune system does not protect the host from invasion by potential pathogens, there are other modalities of therapy to protect the nasopharynx from colonization with pathogenic bacteria or viruses. These include the production of specific antibodies against bacterial surface proteins that have been identified as mucin-binding proteins. Alteration of the microbial flora with commensal organisms such as viridans streptococci can be utilized. These alpha-hemolytic streptococci probably function by producing an acid environment that prevents colonization of organisms such as nontypeable H. influenzae. Finally, the induction of specific SIgA by conserved outer membrane protein antigens of potential pathogens may be another strategy in the prevention of colonization of potential bacterial pathogens in the nasopharynx. PMID:9616664

  8. Outcomes and Prognostic Variables in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: A Recent Experience

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    Purpose: To analyze the recent experience of patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma treated with radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Methods and Materials: From 1990 to 2004, a total of 59 patients with a diagnosis of primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck received radiation therapy at our institution. The subsite distribution was oral cavity, 28% (n = 17); paranasal sinuses, 22% (n = 13); parotid, 14% (n = 8); submandibular, 14% (n = 8); oropharynx, 10% (n = 6); sublingual, 3% (n = 2); nasopharynx, 3% (n = 2); and other, 5% (n = 3). T Stage distribution was T1, 34% (n = 20); T2, 19% (n = 11); T3, 14% (n = 8); and T4, 34% (n = 20). Twenty-nine percent of patients (n = 17) were treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy; 25% (n =15), with three-dimensional conformal therapy, and the remainder, with conventional techniques. Ninety percent (n = 53) of patients received treatment including the base of skull. Results: Median follow-up for surviving patients was 5.9 years. Five-year and 10-year rates of local control and distant metastases-free survival were 91%/81% and 81%/49%, respectively. Five-year and 10-year rates of disease-free and overall survival were 76%/40% and 87%/65%, respectively. On univariate analysis, stage T4 (p = 0.004) and gross/clinical nerve involvement (p = 0.002) were associated with decreased progression free survival, whereas stage T4 and lymph node involvement were associated with decreased overall survival (p = 0.046 and p < 0.001, respectively). Conclusions: Radiation therapy in combination with surgery produces excellent rates of local control, although distant metastases account for a high proportion of failures. Routine treatment to the base of skull reduces the significance of histologic perineural invasion, but major nerve involvement remains an adverse prognostic factor

  9. Incidence du carcinome hépatocellulaire lors de l'infection chronique par le virus de l'hépatite B

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    Ntagirabiri, Rénovat; Munezero, Bélyse; Kaze, Hippolyte; Ndirahisha, Eugène; Manirakiza, Sébastien

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Le virus de l'hépatite B (VHB) est incriminé comme cause de cancer primitif du foie. Le stade de fibrose et d'autres facteurs environnementaux et génétiques seraient intriqués. Le but de notre travail était de déterminer l'incidence du carcinome hépatocellulaire (CHC) lors d'une infection chronique par le VHB et estimer le risque relatif (RR) de CHC lié au stade de la fibrose hépatique. Méthodes Étude prospective de suivi d'une cohorte de patients porteurs chroniques du VHB sur une période de 5 ans (2009 à 2014). Etaient inclus les patients consécutifs qui ont subi un dosage de la charge virale B, une évaluation de la fibrose hépatique et un suivi régulier de tous les 6 à 12 mois par une échographie hépatique. Résultats Au total 194 patients ont été retenus. L’âge moyen était de 39,1 ans. Parmi eux 112 étaient des hommes. L'incidence cumulée de CHC a été de 8,8% dans la population d’étude soit une incidence annuelle de 1,8%. Selon le stade de fibrose, 31 patients avaient une fibrose sévère ou une cirrhose (score Fibrotest >0,73). Parmi eux, l'incidence cumulée de CHC était de 35,5% soit une incidence annuelle estimée à 7,10%. Parmi 163 patients ayant une fibrose mineure, l'incidence cumulée de CHC était de 3,7% soit une incidence annuelle de 0,7%. Le RR lié à la cirrhose était de 9,7; IC 95%: (3,8-24,1%). Conclusion Le VHB expose au CHC jusqu’à 10 fois. La fibrose sévère et la cirrhose constituent des facteurs prédictifs de CHC chez le porteur chronique du VHB. Evaluer systématiquement la fibrose pour traiter précocement les malades pourra prévenir l’évolution vers la cirrhose et par là réduire la survenue du CHC. PMID:26113910

  10. Imaging appearance of a singular metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma of the right kidney: A case report and literature review

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    QIU, DA-SHENG; XU, LI-YING; Hu, Xiao-Yan

    2014-01-01

    Renal metastasis of a submandibular gland adenoid cystic carcinoma is clinically rare when it presents with an atypical imaging appearance of singular renal metastases. Whole-body positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) can determine whether the singular renal mass is benign or malignant and identify metastases in other parts of the body, particularly in uncommon sites. In the present case, the patient developed a rare partial metastasis to the right kidney three years aft...

  11. Expression of ERBB3 binding protein 1 (EBP1 in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma and its clinicopathological relevance

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    Sun Jian

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background ERBB3 binding protein 1 (EBP1 gene transfer into human salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma cells has been shown to significantly inhibit cell proliferation and reduce tumor metastasis in mouse models. In the current study, to evaluate if EBP1 is a novel biomarker capable of identifying patients at higher risk of disease progression and recurrence, we examined the EBP1 expression profile in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC patients and analyzed its clinicopathological relevance. To understand the underlying anti-metastatic mechanism, we investigated if EBP1 regulates invasion-related molecules. Methods We performed immunohistochemical analysis on 132 primary adenoid cystic carcinoma and adjacent non-cancerous tissues using commercial EBP1, MMP9, E-cadherin and ICAM-1 antibodies. Results were correlated to clinicopathological parameters, long-term survival and invasion-related molecules by statistical analysis. Cell motility and invasiveness of vector or wild-type EBP1-transfected ACC-M cell lines were evaluated using wound healing and Boyden chamber assays. MMP9, E-cadherin and ICAM-1 proteins in these cell lines were detected using western blot assay. Results The expression of EBP1 was significantly higher in non-cancerous adjacent tissues compared with corresponding cancer tissues. The intensity and percentage of cells that reacted with EBP1 antibodies were significantly higher in cases with tubular pattern than those with solid pattern (PPPPPP=0.0002. Conclusions EBP1 expression is reduced in adenoid cystic carcinoma, indicating unfavorable prognosis of ACC patients. Its regulation of MMP9 and E-cadherin protein levels suggests a critical therapeutic potential.

  12. Comparative Study of Influenza Virus Replication in MDCK Cells and in Primary Cells Derived from Adenoids and Airway Epithelium

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    Ilyushina, Natalia A.; Ikizler, Mine R.; Kawaoka, Yoshihiro; Rudenko, Larisa G; Treanor, John J; Subbarao, Kanta; Wright, Peter F

    2012-01-01

    Although clinical trials with human subjects are essential for determination of safety, infectivity, and immunogenicity, it is desirable to know in advance the infectiousness of potential candidate live attenuated influenza vaccine strains for human use. We compared the replication kinetics of wild-type and live attenuated influenza viruses, including H1N1, H3N2, H9N2, and B strains, in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells, primary epithelial cells derived from human adenoids, and human bro...

  13. Incidence of cervical lymph node metastasis and its association with outcomes in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    Amit, Moran; Binenbaum, Yoav; Sharma, Kanika; Ramer, Naomi; Ramer, Ilana; Agbetoba, Abib; Glick, Joelle; Yang, Xinjie; Lei, Delin; Bjørndal, Kristine; Godballe, Christian; Mücke, Thomas; Wolff, Klaus-Dietrich; Fliss, Dan; Eckardt, André M; Copelli, Chiara; Sesenna, Enrico; Palmer, Frank; Ganly, Ian; Patel, Snehal; Gil, Ziv

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    BACKGROUND: The patterns of regional metastasis in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the head and neck and its association with outcome is not established. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective multicentered multivariate analysis of 270 patients who underwent neck dissection. RESULTS: The incidence rate of neck metastases was 29%. The rate observed in the oral cavity is 37%, and in the major salivary glands is 19% (p = .001). The rate of occult nodal metastases was 17%. Overall 5-year survival r...

  14. Analysis of failure in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck an international collaborative study

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    Amit, Moran; Binenbaum, Yoav; Sharma, Kanika; Naomi D, Ramer; Ilana, Ramer; Abib, Agbetoba; Miles, Brett; Yang, Xinjie; Lei, Delin; Bjørndal, Kristine; Godballe, Christian; Thomas, Mücke; Klaus-Dietrich, Wolff; Fliss, Dan; Eckardt, André M; Chiara, Copelli; Sesenna, Enrico; Frank, Palmer; Patel, Snehal; Gil, Ziv

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a locally aggressive tumor with a high prevalence of distant metastases. The current study aimed to identify independent predictors of outcome and to characterize the patterns of failure. METHODS: An international retrospective review of 489 ACC patients treated between 1985 and 2011 in 9 cancer centers worldwide. RESULTS: Five-year overall-survival (OS), disease-specific survival(DSS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were 76%, 80% and 68%, respectivel...

  15. International collaborative validation of intraneural invasion as a prognostic marker in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck

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    Amit, Moran; Binenbaum, Yoav; Trejo-Leider, Leonor; Sharma, Kanika; Ramer, Naomi; Ramer, Ilana; Agbetoba, Abib; Miles, Brett; Yang, Xinjie; Lei, Delin; Bjørndal, Kristine; Godballe, Christian; Mücke, Thomas; Wolff, Klaus-Dietrich; Eckardt, André M; Copelli, Chiara; Sesenna, Enrico; Palmer, Frank; Ganly, Ian; Patel, Snehal; Gil, Ziv

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize the incidence, pattern of spread, and prognostic correlation of nerve invasion in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). METHODS: Using 3 different pathological categories of perineural invasion, intraneural invasion, and perineural inflammation, we investigated the prognostic value of nerve invasion in a total of 495 ACCs from 9 international patient cohorts with median follow-up 90 months (range, 12-288 months). RESULTS: Of 239 p...

  16. Expression of RECK and MMP-2 in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma: Correlation with tumor progression and patient prognosis

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    Zhou, Xiaoqing; Huang, Shengyun; JIANG, LICHENG; ZHANG, SHIZHOU; LI, WENGANG; CHEN, ZHANWEI; Zhang, Dongsheng

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    Reversion-inducing cysteine-rich protein with Kazal motifs (RECK), a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein, inhibits the enzymatic activities of certain matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). RECK has been studied in numerous human tumors, but the expression of RECK in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC), and its correlation with patient prognosis, has never been investigated thus far. In the present study, the expression of RECK and MMP-2 was evaluated in two ACC cell lines and ...

  17. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the parotid gland: Anastamosis of the facial nerve with the great auricular nerve after radical parotidectomy

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    Bahadir Osman; Livaoglu Murat; Ural Ahmet

    2008-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the parotid gland is a rare and slowly growing, but highly malignant tumor. Surgical resection of a malignant parotid tumor should include resection of the facial nerve when the nerve is involved in the tumor. Facial nerve reconstruction is required after nerve resection. A 14 year-old female presented with complaints of painless enlargement of the right parotid gland and facial asymmetry. Physical examination revealed a firm mass in the region of the parotid gland...

  18. Adenoid and tonsil surgeries in children: How relevant is pre-operative blood grouping and cross-matching?

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    Full Text Available Background: As a part of pre-operative evaluation, several otolaryngologists group and cross-match blood routinely for children undergoing adenoid and tonsil surgeries. This practice has generated several debates either in support or against this practice. The aim of this study is to critically evaluate the incidence of post-tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy bleeding and blood transfusions in otherwise healthy children with adenoid/tonsil pathologies conducted in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH. Patients and Methods: A descriptive retrospective study of children who underwent adenoid and tonsil surgeries in the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT surgery of UPTH from January 2003 to December 2012. Children with family history of bleeding disorders and derangement of clotting profile as well as different co-morbidity like sickle cell disease were excluded from this study. The patients? data were retrieved from the registers of ENT out-patient clinics, theatre registers and patients case notes. Demographic data, indications for surgery, preoperative investigations, complications and management outcomes were recorded and analyzed. Results: Out of 145 children that had adenoid and tonsil surgeries; only 100 met the criteria for this study. The study subjects included 65 males and 35 females (male: female ratio 1.9:1 belonging to 0-16 years age group (mean age: 3.46 ± 2.82 years. The age group of 3-5 years had the highest (n = 40, 40% number of surgeries. Adenotonsillectomy was the commonest (n = 85, 85% surgery performed on patients who had obstructive sleep apnea (OSA. The commonest (n = 6, 6% complication was haemorrhage, and only few (n = 3, 3% patients had blood transfusion. However, mortality was recorded in some (n = 3, 3% patients. Conclusion: This study confirms that the incidence of post adenoidectomy/tonsillectomy bleeding in otherwise healthy children is low and rarely requires blood transfusion. We can conclude that routine preoperative blood grouping and cross-matching of blood for all children undergoing elective adenoid and tonsil surgeries seemed irrelevant and not cost effective. However, it could be carried out in only special circumstances.

  19. Reoperaciones posadenoidectomía por hiperplasia adenoidea obstructiva / Post-adenoidectomy reoperations due to obstructive adenoid hyperplasia

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    Michelle, Arroyo D; Mauricio, Urrutia C; Ariel, Cisternas V.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La incidencia de reoperación posadenoidectomía, ya sea una segunda adenoidectomía o una amigdalectomía, no es conocida en nuestro medio. Publicaciones extranjeras muestran 2% de readenoidectomías y 8% de amigdalectomías posteriores. Objetivo: Describir las adenoidectomías efectuadas en [...] nuestro centro, evaluar la prevalencia de reoperaciones y buscar posibles factores asociados a éstas. Material y método: Estudio retrospectivo descriptivo y analítico. Se revisaron fichas de pacientes adenoidectomizados por roncopatía con pausas respiratorias entre enero de 1999 y diciembre 2010. Se registraron datos demográficos, controles y nasofaringolaringoscopías (NFL). Se consignaron las reoperaciones (readenoidectomías y amigdalectomías). Resultados: Se revisaron 106 fichas. Un 55,7% de los pacientes eran hombres. A la NFL, 42% de los pacientes tenían adenoides grado 3y 58% grado 4 de Parikh. Un 5,6% de los pacientes fueron reoperados (1 adenoidectomía y 5 adenoamigdalectomías). Se observó diferencia significativa en edad (p =0,04) y tamaño amigdalino (p =0,004) entre los reoperados y lo no reoperados. No hubo asociación por sexo (p =0,45), asma (p =0,31) ni rinitis (p =0,18). Sin embargo, a la regresión logística multivariada, ninguna variable se asoció significativamente de manera independiente con la necesidad de reoperación. Conclusión: La prevalencia de reoperaciones fue similar a la publicada, no encontrándose asociación con otros factores. Abstract in english Introduction: The incidence of post-adenoidectomy reoperation, be it a second adenoidectomy or a tonsillectomy, is unknown within our environment. Foreign publications show a 2% of re-adenoidectomies and an 8% of ulterior tonsillectomies. Aim: To describe the adenoidectomies performed at our center, [...] to assess the prevalence of reoperations, and to seek possible associated factors to the latter. Material y method: Descriptive and analytical retrospective assessment. A review was performed of records for patients that between January of 1999 and December of 2010 underwent adenoidectomy on account of snoring pathology. Demographics, controls, nasopharyngolaryngoscopies and reoperations (re-adenoidectomies and tonsillectomies) were recorded. Results: The review entailed checking 106 records. 55,7% of patients were men. 42% of patients had Parikh?s Grade III adenoids and 58% showed Grade IV ones. 5,6% of patients underwent reoperation. A significant difference could be observed in age (p=0,04) and tonsillar size (p=0,004) between those that had and had not undergone reoperation. There was no gender association (p=0,45), neither for asthma (p=0,31) or rhinitis (p=0,18). Yet, by multivariate logistic regression, no variable was significantly associated by itself to the need for reoperation. Conclusion: Reoperation prevalence was similar to that published, and no association to other factors was discovered.

  20. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses : A Meta-Analysis

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    Amit, M.; Binenbaum, Y.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives To identify independent predictors of outcome in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the paranasal sinuses and skull base. Design Meta-analysis of the literature and data from the International ACC Study Group. Setting University-affiliated medical center. Participants The study group consisted of 520 patients, 99 of them from the international cohort. The median follow-up period was 60 months (range, 32 to 100 months). Main Outcome Measures Overall survival (OS) and disease-specific survival (DSS). Results The 5-year OS and DSS of the entire cohort were 62% and 67%, respectively. The local recurrence rate was 36.6%, and the regional recurrence rate was 7%. Distant metastasis, most commonly present in the lung, was recorded in 106 patients (29.1%). In the international cohort, positive margins and ACC of the sphenoid or ethmoidal sinuses were significant predictors of outcome (p <0.001). Perineural invasion and adjuvant treatment (radiotherapy or chemoradiation) were not associated withprognosis. Conclusion Tumor margin status and tumor site are associated with prognosis in ACC of the paranasal sinuses, whereas perineural invasion is not. Adjuvant treatment apparently has no impact on outcome.

  1. Elective Neck Dissection in Patients With Head and Neck Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma : An International Collaborative Study

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    Amit, Moran; Na'ara, Shorook

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) accounts for 3-5 % of all head and neck malignancies. Investigations of outcomes from elective neck dissection (END) for patients with ACC are sparse. This study aimed to assess the impact of END on the survival of patients with ACC. METHODS: This retrospective multicentered study investigated 270 patients who underwent neck dissection. A multivariate analysis assessed associations of clinical and histopathologic characteristics with survival outcomes. RESULTS: The primary tumor sites included the oral cavity in 250 patients (55 %), the major salivary glands in 133 patients (29 %), the sinonasal mucosa in 68 patients (15 %), and the larynx in six patients (1 %). The overall rate of occult nodal metastases among the patients who underwent END was 17 % (38/226). The highest incidence of occult nodal metastases was with the oral cavity (66 %). The 5-year overall survival (72 and 79 % for patients with or without END, respectively) and disease-specific survival (74 and81 % for patients with or without END, respectively) were similar in the two groups. The subgroup analysis of patients according to the primary site showed no significant impact of END on outcome. In the multivariate analysis, primary site, T classification, and N classification were the only variables associated with outcome. CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of occult neck metastases among patients with ACC is 17 %. The highest incidence of occult metastases is with the oral cavity. Statistical analysis showed no survival advantage for patients who underwent END compared with those who did not.

  2. The penetration of erythromycin into Waldeyer's ring--tonsil and adenoid tissue.

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    Sundberg, L; Edén, T; Ernstson, S

    1982-01-01

    Erythromycin ethylsuccinate was given orally (30-60 mg/kg/day) to 72 otherwise healthy children for different intervals before adenoidectomy. The concentration of erythromycin was assessed in homogenized tissue, in whole blood and in plasma, making it possible to calculate blood-free tissue levels. The tissue levels (1.5-2.0 mg/l) were the same as the plasma levels. Six patients with chronic tonsillitis were given 1000 mg erythromycin ethylsuccinate via a gastric tube, and tonsillectomy à froid was performed three to five hours later. This unusual mode of administration was chosen to avoid tonsil surface contamination, which might cause artificially high values. The concentration of erythromycin was assessed as described above. The levels of erythromycin in the tonsil tissue were the same as the concomitant plasma levels. Erythromycin has been shown to penetrate into adenoid and tonsil tissue and to attain levels similar to the simultaneous plasma levels. It may be inferred from this study that erythromycin penetrates into other lymphatic localities to the same degree. PMID:6980840

  3. Recurrent prognostic factors and expression of GLUT-1, PI3K and p-Akt in adenoid cystic carcinomas of the head and neck: Clinicopathological features and biomarkers of adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    Fang, Jin; Bao, Yang-Yang; ZHOU, SHUI-HONG; LUO, XING-MEI; YAO, HONG-TIAN; He, Jian-Feng; WANG, QIN-YING

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    The purpose of this study was to explore the factors associated with the recurrence of adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACCs). We examined the recurrence values of clinicopathological variables and GLUT-1, p-Akt and PI3K expression in 42 patients with ACC. Of the 42 patients, 17 developed recurrence following initial surgery. The positive rates of GLUT-1, PI3K and p-Akt protein expression in ACC were 38.1, 38.1 and 50.0%, respectively. The expression of GLUT-1, p-Akt or PI3K protein in ACC was high...

  4. Treatment of locally advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck with neutron radiotherapy

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    Purpose: To examine the efficacy of fast neutron radiotherapy for the treatment of locally advanced and/or recurrent adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck and to identify prognostic variables associated with local-regional control and survival. Methods and Materials: One hundred fifty-nine patients with nonmetastatic, previously unirradiated, locally advanced, and/or recurrent adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the head and neck region were treated with fast neutron radiotherapy during the years 1985-1997. One hundred fifty-one patients had either unresectable disease, or gross residual disease (GRD) after an attempted surgical extirpation. Eight patients had microscopic residual disease and were analyzed separately. Sixty-two percent of patients had tumors arising in minor salivary glands, 29% in major salivary glands, and 9% in other sites such as the lacrimal glands, tracheal-bronchial tree, etc. Fifty-five percent of patients were treated for postsurgical recurrent disease and 13% of patients had lymph node involvement at the time of treatment. The median duration of follow-up was 32 months (range 3-142 months). Actuarial curves for survival, cause-specific survival, local-regional control, and the development of distant metastases are presented for times out to 11 years. Results: The 5-year actuarial local-regional tumor control rate for the 151 patients with GRD was 57%; the 5-year actuarial overall survival rate was 72%; and the 5-year actuarial cause-specific survival rate was 77%. Variables associated with decreased local-regional control in the patients with GRD as determined by multivariate analysis included base of skull involvement (p < 0.01) and biopsy only versus an attempted surgical resection prior to treatment (p = 0.03). Patients without these negative factors had an actuarial local-regional control rate of 80% at 5 years. Patients with microscopic residual disease (n = 8) had a 5-year actuarial local-regional control rate of 100%. Base of skull involvement (p < 0.001), lymph node metastases at the time of treatment (p < 0.01), biopsy only prior to neutron radiotherapy (p = 0.03), and recurrent tumors (p = 0.04) were found to be associated with a diminished cause-specific survival as ascertained by multivariate analysis. Patients with base of skull involvement and positive lymph nodes at presentation had an increased rate of the development of distant metastases at 5 years, (p < 0.01 and p <0.001, respectively). No statistical difference in outcome was observed between major and minor salivary gland sites. Conclusions: Fast neutron radiotherapy is an effective treatment for locally advanced ACC of the head and neck region with acceptable toxicity. Further improvements in local-regional control are not likely to impact survival until more effective systemic agents are developed to prevent and/or treat distant metastatic disease

  5. Management of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Breast: A Rare Cancer Network Study

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    Khanfir, Kaouthar, E-mail: kaouthar.khanfir@rsv-gnw.ch [Hopital de Sion, CHCVs, Sion (Switzerland); Kallel, Adel [Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (France); Villette, Sylviane [Centre Rene Huguenin, Paris (France); Belkacemi, Yazid [CHU Henri Mondor, Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille (France); Vautravers, Claire [Centre George Francois Leclerc, Dijon (France); Nguyen, TanDat [Institut Jean Gaudinot, Reims (France); Miller, Robert [Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (United States); Li Yexiong [Peking Union Medical College, Beijing (China); Taghian, Alphonse G. [Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Boersma, Liesbeth [Maastricht University Medical Center (MAASTRO clinic), Maastricht (Netherlands); Poortmans, Philip [Dr. Bernard Verbeeten Institute, Tilburg (Netherlands); Goldberg, Hadassah [Western Galilee Hospital-Nahariya, Nahariya (Israel); Vees, Hansjorg [Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Geneva (Switzerland); Senkus, Elzbieta [Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk (Poland); Igdem, Sefik; Ozsahin, Mahmut [Istanbul Bilim University, Istanbul (Turkey); Jeanneret Sozzi, Wendy [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne (Switzerland)

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    Background: Mammary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare breast cancer. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess prognostic factors and patterns of failure, as well as the role of radiation therapy (RT), in ACC. Methods: Between January 1980 and December 2007, 61 women with breast ACC were treated at participating centers of the Rare Cancer Network. Surgery consisted of lumpectomy in 41 patients and mastectomy in 20 patients. There were 51(84%) stage pN0 and 10 stage cN0 (16%) patients. Postoperative RT was administered to 40 patients (35 after lumpectomy, 5 after mastectomy). Results: With a median follow-up of 79 months (range, 6-285), 5-year overall and disease-free survival rates were 94% (95% confidence interval [CI], 88%-100%) and 82% (95% CI, 71%-93%), respectively. The 5-year locoregional control (LRC) rate was 95% (95% CI, 89%-100%). Axillary lymph node dissection or sentinel node biopsy was performed in 84% of cases. All patients had stage pN0 disease. In univariate analysis, survival was not influenced by the type of surgery or the use of postoperative RT. The 5-year LRC rate was 100% in the mastectomy group versus 93% (95% CI, 83%-100%) in the breast-conserving surgery group, respectively (p = 0.16). For the breast-conserving surgery group, the use of RT significantly correlated with LRC (p = 0.03); the 5-year LRC rates were 95% (95% CI, 86%-100%) for the RT group versus 83% (95% CI, 54%-100%) for the group receiving no RT. No local failures occurred in patients with positive margins, all of whom received postoperative RT. Conclusion: Breast-conserving surgery is the treatment of choice for patients with ACC breast cancer. Axillary lymph node dissection or sentinel node biopsy might not be recommended. Postoperative RT should be proposed in the case of breast-conserving surgery.

  6. Prognostic factors affecting the clinical outcome of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck

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    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is an uncommon tumor, constituting approximately 10% of all head and neck tumors. Classically, ACC has been described as a tumor with indolent, but persistent and recurrent, growth and late onset of metastases, leading eventually to death. This study assessed the prognostic factors affecting the clinical outcome in patients with ACC in the head and neck region. We performed a retrospective study of 42 patients who underwent primary tumor resection or radiotherapy with curative intent and evaluated the clinical parameters, treatment and clinical outcomes. Forty-two patients (18 males and 24 females with a median age of 65 years) received curative treatment. The overall 3- and 5-year survival was 87.4% and 55.3%, respectively, whereas the 3- and 5-year disease-free survival was 64.3% and 36.1%, respectively. Of the 32 patients in whom recurrence could be evaluated, 18 (56.3%) developed distant metastases, with the lung (72.2%) being the most common site. Perivascular invasion influenced metastasis to the lung with borderline significance (P=0.053). The recurrence rate was higher (P=0.045) in patients with high-grade tumor. The status of lymph node metastasis was significantly associated with overall survival (P=0.030). High tumor grade and lymph node involvement were predictive of recurrence and overall survival, respectively. Despite aggressive treatment, it seems to be impossible to prevent the development of distant metastasis. Therefore, more research is needed to identify molecular biomarkers that predict the clinical outcome and to develop effective treatment for patients with ACC. (author)

  7. CT diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinus

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    Purpose: To assess CT findings and their clinical value in the diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinus. Materials and methods: Pre-treatment CT findings in 17 histologically proven cases of ACC of the nasal and paranasal sinus were reviewed. 3 cases had plain CT, 2 cases both pre- and post-contrast enhanced CT, and 12 cases contrast enhanced CT. There were 18 axial and 16 coronal scans. Results: Tumors originated from and localized in the nasal cavity in 2 cases. In 15 cases, tumors were located in maxillary sinus and invaded adjacent organs or/and structures, including ipsilateral ethmoid sinus, sphenoid sinus and nasal cavity, contralateral maxillary sinus, orbit, palate, infratemporal fossa, pterygopalatine fossa, parapharyngeal space, inferior orbital fissure and foramen oval. In 7 cases, lesions invaded intracranial structures as well as the cavernous sinus. Altogether there were 2 cases of stage I, 3 cases stage III, and 12 cases stage IV. Adjacent bony changes were found in 16 cases, with bony remodeling (4 cases) and bony erosion combined with expansion (12) (71%). The diameter of the mass was larger than 5 cm in 71% of the cases. In 41% of the cases, tumors were irregular in shape, mottled pattern of lucencies within the tumor was shown in 82% of cases. Scattered calcification could be identified in 3 cases. Conclusion: Most of ACC of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinus had mottle pattern of lucencies within the tumor, irregular in shape, adjacent bony remodeling and/or erosive destruction. These findings indicate the histologic and biologic characteristics of the tumor with slow growing and perineural invasion. Apart from axial scan, coronal scan and contrast administration are mandated for the diagnosis and staging ACC

  8. Expression of p-AKT characterizes adenoid cystic carcinomas of head and neck with a higher risk for tumor relapses

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adenoid cystic carcinomas are rare tumors with an indolent clinical course, but frequent local relapses. The identification of tumors with a higher relapse risk seems to be interesting. Hence we investigated parameters of glucose metabolism, which were found associated with poor prognosis in other malignancies. Methods Specimen of 29 patients were investigated immunohistochemically with antibodies against p-AKT, TKTL-1 (transketolase-like 1, M2PK (M2 pyruvate kinase, and GLUT-1. Proliferation was investigated by staining with Ki67. The tumors were located at the major or minor salivary glands. Only the typical cribriform subtype was investigated. The initial tumor stage was pT1 or pT2. Results Expression of p-AKT was significantly (P = 0.036 associated with a higher relapse risk in multivariate analysis. Low expression of M2PK was non-significantly (P = 0.065 predictive for a higher risk. TKTL-1 and GLUT-1 were expressed in the majority of cases, albeit not associated with relapse risk. Conclusion Adenoid cystic carcinomas positive for p-AKT show a higher relapse risk. However, other parameters of glucose metabolism investigated here or proliferation (Ki67 were not predictive in this entity. Our findings demonstrate a possible background for therapeutic approaches targeting the inhibition of PI3K/AKT pathway.

  9. Clinical applications of the pathological properties of small cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung.

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    Ishida, T; Yano, T; Sugimachi, K

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    Lung cancer has considerable treatment problems, with a poor 5-yr survival rate after surgery. Application of histopathological and immunohistopathological subtyping have proven to be powerful tools for the assessment of prognosis. Results in 33 patients with small cell carcinoma, 44 with large cell carcinoma, and five with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung are discussed. The 5-yr survival rates in patients with small cell carcinoma of the oat cell type and intermediate type were 24 and 44%, respectively. Argyrophilic granules and neuron-specific enolase, neuroendocrine markers, were detected more frequently in the oat cell type rather than in the intermediate type. In contrast, keratin, epithelial membrane antigen, and carcinoembryonic antigen, epithelial origin markers, were present more frequently in the intermediate type than in the oat cell type. The 5-yr survival rates with large cell carcinoma of the compact growth type and the loose structure type were 46 and 28%, respectively, based on evidence of morphologically intercellular cohesion. The epithelial origin markers were detectable and more frequent in the compact growth type than in the loose structure type. The growth patterns of adenoid cystic carcinoma are classified as tubular, cribriform, and solid. The solid pattern was the most aggressive with extensive perineural invasion. We propose that the pathological properties of lung cancer should be examined as a prognostic implication of subtyping. PMID:2154027

  10. A retrospective study of 18 cases of adenoid cystic cancer at a tertiary care centre in Delhi

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    Full Text Available Context: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC is a rare neoplasm that usually arises from the salivary, lacrimal, or other exocrine glands. It is characteristically locally infiltrative in nature and has a tendency toward local recurrence, high propensity for perineural invasion, and prolonged clinical course. Aim: To analyze the presentation and natural history of cases of adenoid cystic tumors of salivary glands in our institution; and to compare with the existing literature. Design and Setting: Retrospective study at the Department of Radiotherapy. Materials and Methods: Data on 18 patients of ACC of the salivary glands treated between 2004 and 2008 were reviewed with respect to clinical presentation, stage, and histology. Results: There were 8 cases of major salivary gland tumors (47%, of which 2 were in the submandibular and 6 were involving the parotid. Ten patients (53% had minor salivary gland involvement. Two patients had metastasis at the time of presentation. All patients underwent surgery. Radiotherapy was delivered to 16 patients and chemotherapy to 6 patients (concurrent, n = 3 and adjuvant, n = 3 and no adjuvant therapy was given to 2 patients. All patients were alive at a median follow-up of 3 years. No patient developed local or distant failure during the study duration. Conclusion: ACC has locally aggressive behavior. Radiotherapy adjuvant to surgery improves local control in locally advanced disease. Longer follow-up is mandatory in view of incidence of late metastasis.

  11. Radiographic adenoid evaluation: proposal of an objective parameter / Avaliação radiográfica da tonsila faríngea: proposição de um método de medição objetivo

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    Murilo Fernando Neuppmann, Feres; Juliana Sato, Hermann; Ana Carolina, Sallum; Shirley Shizue Nagata, Pignatari.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar parâmetros radiográficos atuais destinados à verificação da adenoide e obstrução nasofaríngea e apresentar um método de avaliação alternativo. Materiais e Métodos Crianças (4 a 14 anos) que apresentavam queixas de obstrução nasal e/ou respiração oral f [...] oram submetidas ao exame radiográfico de cavum faríngeo. Cento e vinte registros foram avaliados por parâmetros radiográficos quantitativos, e estes dados foram correlacionados ao exame de videonasofaringoscopia, aqui considerado como padrão ouro, em relação à porcentagem de obstrução coanal. Posteriormente, uma análise de regressão foi realizada com os mesmos parâmetros quantitativos, de modo que um modelo original fosse criado com o objetivo de predição do percentual de obstrução coanal. Resultados Os parâmetros quantitativos atuais demonstraram correlações moderadas, quando não fracas, ao percentual de obstrução. O modelo de regressão desenvolvido (110.119*A/N) demonstrou capacidade satisfatória de “prever” o real percentual de obstrução adenóidea. Conclusão Uma vez que os parâmetros radiográficos atuais apresentam limitações, o modelo original aqui apresentado deve ser considerado como um método de avaliação adenóidea alternativo, a ser utilizado quando a videonasofaringoscopia estiver indisponível. Abstract in english Objective The objective of the present study was to evaluate current radiographic parameters designed to investigate adenoid hypertrophy and nasopharyngeal obstruction, and to present an alternative radiographic assessment method. Materials and Methods In order to do so, children (4 to14 years ol [...] d) who presented with nasal obstruction or oral breathing complaints were submitted to cavum radiographic examination. One hundred and twenty records were evaluated according to quantitative radiographic parameters, and data were correlated with a gold-standard videonasopharyngoscopic study, in relation to the percentage of choanal obstruction. Subsequently, a regression analysis was performed in order to create an original model so the percentage of the choanal obstruction could be predicted. Results The quantitative parameters demonstrated moderate, if not weak correlation with the real percentage of choanal obstruction. The regression model (110.119*A/N) demonstrated a satisfactory ability to “predict” the actual percentage of choanal obstruction. Conclusion Since current adenoid quantitative radiographic parameters present limitations, the model presented by the present study might be considered as an alternative assessment method in cases where videonasopharyngoscopic evaluation is unavailable.

  12. Reliability of adenoid hypertrophy diagnosis by cephalometric radiography / Confiabilidade do diagnóstico da hipertrofia das adenóides por meio da cefalometria

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    Alexandre Jose, RETCHESKI; Nelson Padilha da, SILVA; Fernanda, LEITE; Paulo Roberto Aranha, NOUER.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a confiabilidade do diagnóstico da hipertrofia das adenóides por meio da cefalometria. MÉTODOS: Trinta indivíduos do gênero masculino, com idades entre 12 e 15 anos, [...] respiradores bucais ou não, foram selecionados e neles realizados exames de diagnóstico de hipertrofia da adenóide por cefalometria radiológica, a partir da telerradiografia em norma lateral e exames rinoscópicos, a partir da nasofibroscopia (padrão ouro). A cefalometria utilizada foi a computadorizada e para isto se utilizou o programa CefX versão 2000 e a rinoscopia foi realizada com um nasofibroscópio flexível. Foi tomado como ponto de corte 47% e 75% de bloqueio da nasofaringe para a telerradiografia e nasofibroscopia, respectivamente. RESULTADOS: A correlação encontrada entre os dois exames foi considerada moderadamente positiva (0,5) e os testes de validade e confiabilidade registraram uma sensibilidade de 100%, especificidade de 65,5%, valor preditivo positivo de 9,1%, valor preditivo negativo de 100% e exatidão de 66,60%. CONCLUSÃO: A telerradiografia lateral foi considerada um meio prático, confortável para o paciente e relativamente eficiente na detecção da hiperplasia da adenóide e na obtenção do diagnóstico de obstrução nasofaringeana. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To verify the reliability of adenoid hypertrophy diagnosis by cephalometric radiography. METHOD: Thirty male subjects, aged between 12 and 15 years, either mouth-breathers, or [...] not, were selected. Diagnostic tests for adenoid hypertrophy were performed by radiological cephalometry based on lateral cephalometric radiographs and nasal endoscopy (gold standard). The CefX Cephalometric software program, version 2000 was used and the rhinoscopy was performed with a flexible endoscope. Blockage of 47% and 75% of the nasopharynx were taken as the cutoff points for cephalometric radiography and endoscopy, respectively. RESULTS: The correlation between the two examinations was considered moderately positive (0.5). Tests of validity and reliability reported a sensitivity of 100%; specificity 65.5%; positive predictive value of 9.1%; negative predictive value 100%, and exactness of 66.60%. CONCLUSION: Lateral cephalometric radiography was considered practical and comfortable for the patient; relatively efficient for detecting adenoid hypertrophy and obtaining the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal airway obstruction.

  13. Long-term survival of a patient with extensive intracranial infiltration of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland

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    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the lacrimal gland is a rare neoplasm associated with poor prognosis. Because of its inherent tendency toward local infiltration and perineural spread, involving a high risk of local recurrences and intracranial extension as well as the risk of regional lymph node and distant metastases development, aggressive approach with orbital exenteration, irradiation and chemotherapy has been used. However, the natural course of ACC of the lacrimal gland is not well known. We present a case of long-term survival of a 48-year-old male patient with ACC located in the lacrimal gland, who underwent non-radical resection of malignant tumor and received palliative chemotherapy with doxorubicin and cisplatin. This patient lived for almost 14 years after diagnosis. Thirteen out of teahouse years the patient lived without serious complaints, and in good performance status. (authors)

  14. Tumour response following high-dose intratumoural application of Viscum album on a patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma.

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    Werthmann, Paul Georg; Helling, Dieter; Heusser, Peter; Kienle, Gunver Sophia

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    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare type of cancer that typically originates in the salivary glands. Surgical removal can lead to functional loss and psychological distress. Viscum album extract (VAE) is a herbal remedy with dose-dependent cytotoxic, apoptogenic and immunological effects. In some case reports, tumour regression has been observed following high-dose local applications of VAE. An active 88-year-old man with fast-growing ACC of the hard palate refused surgical removal and received high-dose intratumoural injections of VAE (alone) over a 10-month period. The tumour decreased in size, softened and loosened from its surroundings. A biopsy during the course showed inflammation. The patient remained well and without functional limitations during the therapy and follow-up period (5 months). VAE produced no reported side effects. This aged patient exemplifies a satisfying course of ACC under VAE resulting in good quality of life and partial tumour regression. PMID:25082867

  15. Experiences in combined treatment of cystic adenoid carcinomas by hyperthermia and radiotherapy in comparison with conventional treatment

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    158 patients with advanced malignancies of the head and neck area were treated by a combined hyperthermia/radiotherapy since 1972. 16 were adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). Their treatment results are compared with 28 ACC after radiotherapy alone. All 16 patients with hyperthermia achieved a complete remission. CR in 28 ACC-patients with hyperthermia-treated squamous cell carcinomas had a comparatively low CR-rate of 49%. Five-year-survival on the other hand was 50% for ACC after hyperthermia, 57% after a planned postoperative radiation without hyperthermia and 37,5% after a radiotherapy alone in cases of inoperability. The combination of hyperthermia and radiotherapy is indicated in cases of advanced inoperable ACC and leads to a high percentage of local tumour control. (orig.)

  16. An unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the minor salivary glands with cranial nerve palsy: a case study

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    Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor entity and comprises about 1% of all malignant tumor of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is slow growing but a highly invasive cancer with a high recurrence rate. Intracranial ACC is even more infrequent and could be primary or secondary occurring either by direct invasion, hematogenous spread, or perineural spread. We report the first case of the 5th and 6th nerve palsy due to cavernous sinus invasion by adenoid cystic carcinoma. A 49-year-old African American female presented to the emergency room complaining of severe right-sided headache, photophobia, dizziness and nausea, with diplopia. The patient had a 14 year history migraine headaches, hypertension, and mild intermittent asthma. Physical examination revealed right lateral rectus muscle palsy with esotropia. There was numbness in all three divisions of the right trigeminal nerve. Motor and sensory examination of extremities was normal. An MRI of the brain/brain stem was obtained which showed a large mass in the clivus extending to involve the nasopharynx, pterygoid plate, sphenoid and right cavernous sinuses. Biopsy showed an ACC tumor with a cribriform pattern of the minor salivary glands. The patient underwent total gross surgical resection and radiation therapy. This is a case of ACC of the minor salivary glands with intracranial invasion. The patient had long history of headaches which changed in character during the past year, and symptoms of acute 5th and 6th cranial nerve involvement. Our unique case demonstrates direct invasion of cavernous sinus and could explain the 5th and 6th cranial nerve involvement as histopathology revealed no perineural invasion

  17. An unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the minor salivary glands with cranial nerve palsy: a case study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC is a rare tumor entity and comprises about 1% of all malignant tumor of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is slow growing but a highly invasive cancer with a high recurrence rate. Intracranial ACC is even more infrequent and could be primary or secondary occurring either by direct invasion, hematogenous spread, or perineural spread. We report the first case of the 5th and 6th nerve palsy due to cavernous sinus invasion by adenoid cystic carcinoma. Case presentation A 49-year-old African American female presented to the emergency room complaining of severe right-sided headache, photophobia, dizziness and nausea, with diplopia. The patient had a 14 year history migraine headaches, hypertension, and mild intermittent asthma. Physical examination revealed right lateral rectus muscle palsy with esotropia. There was numbness in all three divisions of the right trigeminal nerve. Motor and sensory examination of extremities was normal. An MRI of the brain/brain stem was obtained which showed a large mass in the clivus extending to involve the nasopharynx, pterygoid plate, sphenoid and right cavernous sinuses. Biopsy showed an ACC tumor with a cribriform pattern of the minor salivary glands. The patient underwent total gross surgical resection and radiation therapy. Conclusion This is a case of ACC of the minor salivary glands with intracranial invasion. The patient had long history of headaches which changed in character during the past year, and symptoms of acute 5th and 6th cranial nerve involvement. Our unique case demonstrates direct invasion of cavernous sinus and could explain the 5th and 6th cranial nerve involvement as histopathology revealed no perineural invasion.

  18. Knockdown of the T-box transcription factor Brachyury increases sensitivity of adenoid cystic carcinoma cells to chemotherapy and radiation in vitro: Implications for a new therapeutic principle

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    Kobayashi, Yosuke; SUGIURA, TSUYOSHI; Imajyo, Ikumi; SHIMODA, MIYUKI; ISHII, KOTARO; Akimoto, Naonari; Yoshihama, Naoya; MORI, YOSHIHIDE

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    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) is highly metastatic and resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Recently, we reported that the T-box transcription factor Brachyury is a potential regulator of cancer stem cells (CSCs). Specifically, growth of CSCs was found to be controlled by Brachyury knockdown in AdCC. Since CSCs are resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, this finding provides a new principle for therapies targeting CSCs. In the present study, we established that Brachyury knockdo...

  19. Immune Responses to Novel Pneumococcal Proteins Pneumolysin, PspA, PsaA, and CbpA in Adenoidal B Cells from Children

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    Studies of mice suggest that pneumococcal proteins, including PspA, pneumolysin, PsaA, and CbpA, are promising vaccine candidates. To determine whether these proteins are good mucosal immunogens in humans, adenoidal lymphocytes from 20 children who had adenoidectomies were isolated and tested by ELISpot for antigen-specific antibody-secreting cells (ASCs). Cells were also cultured for 7 days in the presence of a concentrated culture supernatant (CCS) from a type 14 strain of pneumococcus whic...

  20. Effects of 5-aza-2?deoxycytidine on RECK gene expression and tumor invasion in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    X.Q., Zhou; S.Y., Huang; D.S., Zhang; S.Z., Zhang; W.G., Li; Z.W., Chen; H.W., Wu.

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    Full Text Available Reversion-inducing cysteine-rich protein with kazal motifs (RECK), a novel tumor suppressor gene that negatively regulates matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), is expressed in various normal human tissues but downregulated in several types of human tumors. The molecular mechanism for this downregulatio [...] n and its biological significance in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC) are unclear. In the present study, we investigated the effects of a DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor, 5-aza-2?deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC), on the methylation status of the RECK gene and tumor invasion in SACC cell lines. Methylation-specific PCR (MSP), Western blot analysis, and quantitative real-time PCR were used to investigate the methylation status of the RECK gene and expression of RECK mRNA and protein in SACC cell lines. The invasive ability of SACC cells was examined by the Transwell migration assay. Promoter methylation was only found in the ACC-M cell line. Treatment of ACC-M cells with 5-aza-dC partially reversed the hypermethylation status of the RECK gene and significantly enhanced the expression of mRNA and protein, and 5-aza-dC significantly suppressed ACC-M cell invasive ability. Our findings showed that 5-aza-dC inhibited cancer cell invasion through the reversal of RECK gene hypermethylation, which might be a promising chemotherapy approach in SACC treatment.

  1. Increased numbers of P63-positive/CD117-positive cells in advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma give a poorer prognosis

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    Full Text Available Abstract Objectives This study consisted of two parts. One part was to analyze the survival rates of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC in Chinese and explain the difference between our data and the literature. The other was to analyze the relationship between the expression of CD117 and the histological grade and the prognosis. Methods A retrospective study of 80 ACC patients was performed. Clinical data were collected, and p63, CD117 were detected by immunohistochemical staining. Results Eighty patients received follow-ups 3 to 216?months after initial diagnosis. ACC occurred in the lacrimal gland (26.3%, n?=?21, nasal cavity and parasinus (33.8%, n?=?27 and other sites (40.0%, n?=?33. The 5-year and 10-year survival rates were 66.41% and 10.16%, respectively. Over expression of CD117 was detected in p63-negative cells in 94.3% of cases and in p63-positive cells in 45.8%. The expression of CD117 in p63-positive cells was significantly associated with the histological grade (P Conclusions ACC had a good 5-year survival but poor 10-year survival in Chinese, which differed from the occidental data. More p63+/CD117+ cells were associated with a higher histological grade and poorer outcome. Virtual slides The virtual slide(s for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/1701457278762097

  2. Analysis of failure in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck an international collaborative study

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    Amit, Moran; Binenbaum, Yoav

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a locally aggressive tumor with a high prevalence of distant metastases. The current study aimed to identify independent predictors of outcome and to characterize the patterns of failure. METHODS: An international retrospective review of 489 ACC patients treated between 1985 and 2011 in 9 cancer centers worldwide. RESULTS: Five-year overall-survival (OS), disease-specific survival(DSS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were 76%, 80% and 68%, respectively. Independent predictors of OS and DSS were: age, site, N classification and presence of distant metastases(DM). N stage, age and bone invasion were associated with DFS on multivariate analysis. Age, tumor site, orbital invasion and N stage were independent predictors of DM. CONCLUSION: The clinical course of ACC is slow but persistent. Paranasal sinus origin is associated with the lowest distant metastasis rate but with the poorest outcome. These prognostic estimates should be considered when tailoring treatment for patients with ACC. Head Neck, 2013.

  3. International collaborative validation of intraneural invasion as a prognostic marker in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck

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    Amit, Moran; Binenbaum, Yoav

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    BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize the incidence, pattern of spread, and prognostic correlation of nerve invasion in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). METHODS: Using 3 different pathological categories of perineural invasion, intraneural invasion, and perineural inflammation, we investigated the prognostic value of nerve invasion in a total of 495 ACCs from 9 international patient cohorts with median follow-up 90 months (range, 12-288 months). RESULTS: Of 239 patients (48%) with nerve invasion, 174 (73%) had perineural invasion, 65 (27%) intraneural invasion, and 37 (15%) perineural inflammation. Multivariate Cox regression analysis identified tumor site (p = .008; hazard ratio [HR] = 1.8; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.07-3.7) and intraneural invasion (p < .001; HR = 5.9; 95% CI = 0.8-12.3) as independent prognostic markers for both overall survival (OS) and disease-specific survival (DSS), but not of distant metastases. CONCLUSION: Although perineural invasion has no impact on survival, intraneural invasion is an independent predictor of poor prognosis. Recognition of intraneural invasion may help optimize treatment of patients with head and neck ACC. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2014.

  4. Multinucleated stromal giant cells in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast: A case report and literature review

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    Jovi?i?-Milentijevi? Maja

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. We presented an unusual case of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC of the breast with multinucleated stromal giant cells (MSGCs. To the best of our knowledge, the occurrence of ACC with MSGCs has not been reported previously. MSGCs should be distinguished from other multinucleated giant cells in breast tumors. The histogenesis of MSGCs still remains obscure. In hope to elucidate the histogenesis of MSGCs, we used a broad range of antibodies. Case report. A 40-year-old woman presented with a palpable lump in the subareolar location of her right breast. Excision of the tumor was performed. At gross pathologic examination the tumor was 20 × 15 × 15 mm in size, redbrown and well circumscribed. The surgical margins were positive for carcinoma and skin-sparing mastectomy with axillary dissection was complited. Eighteen lymph nodes examined were uninvolved. Patohistological examination showed ACC with numerous MSGCs scattered within tumor stroma. Immunohistochemical studies indicated that MSGCs are probably derived from stromal fibroblasts. These cells showed strong reactivity only for vimentin. Staining for histiocytic marker (CD68, as well as for epithelial marker (cytokeratin, myoepithelial markers (S-100, ?- smooth muscle actin, vascular marker (CD34, hormonal receptors (ER, PR and HER2 in MSGCs were negative. Conclusion. The presence of MSGCs should not alter the prognosis of an otherwise typical breast ACC.

  5. Long-term remission of adenoid cystic tongue carcinoma with low dose naltrexone and vitamin D3--a case report.

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    Khan, Akbar

    2014-09-01

    Naltrexone (ReVia®) is a long-acting oral pure opiate antagonist which is approved for the treatment of alcohol addiction as a 50mg per day tablet. The mechanism of action is complete opiate blockade, which removes the pleasure sensation derived from drinking alcohol (created by endorphins). Low Dose Naltrexone ("LDN") in the range of 3-4.5 mg per day has been shown to have the opposite effect - brief opiate receptor blockade with resulting upregulation of endogenous opiate production. Through the work of Bihari and Zagon, it has been determined that the level of the endogenous opiate methionine-enkephalin is increased by LDN. Met-enkephalin is involved in regulating cell proliferation and can inhibit cancer cell growth in multiple cell lines. Increased met-enkepahlin levels created by LDN thus have the potential to inhibit cancer growth in humans. Phase II human trials of met-enkephalin, case reports published by Berkson and Rubin, and the clinical experience of Bihari confirmed the potential role of LDN in treating pancreatic and other cancers. However, large scale trials are lacking and are unlikely to be funded given the current non-proprietary status of naltrexone. A case report is presented of successful treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma as further evidence of LDN's potential as a unique non-toxic cancer therapy. PMID:25284545

  6. 125I brachytherapy alone for recurrent or locally advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral and maxillofacial region

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    Background and purpose: This retrospective study was to evaluate the local control and survival of 125I brachytherapy for recurrent and/or locally advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the oral and maxillofacial region. Patients and methods: A total of 38 patients with recurrent and/or locally advanced ACC of the oral and maxillofacial region received 125I brachytherapy alone from 2001-2010. Twenty-nine were recurrent cases following previous surgery and radiation therapy. The other 9 cases involved primary tumors. Overall, 12 tumors were located in the major salivary glands, 12 in the minor salivary glands, and 14 in the paranasal region, the nasal cavity or the skull base. The prescribed dose was 100-160 Gy. Results: Patients were followed for 12-122 months (median 51 months). The 2-, 5-, and 10-year local tumor control rates were 86.3, 59, and 31.5 %, respectively. The 2-, 5-, and 10-year overall survival rates were 92.1, 65 and 34.1 %, respectively. Tumors > 6 cm had significantly lower local control and survival rates. No severe complications were observed during follow-up. Conclusion: 125I brachytherapy is a feasible and effective modality for the treatment of locally advanced unresectable or recurrent ACC. (orig.)

  7. Effects of 5-aza-2?deoxycytidine on RECK gene expression and tumor invasion in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    X.Q., Zhou; S.Y., Huang; D.S., Zhang; S.Z., Zhang; W.G., Li; Z.W., Chen; H.W., Wu.

    Full Text Available Reversion-inducing cysteine-rich protein with kazal motifs (RECK), a novel tumor suppressor gene that negatively regulates matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), is expressed in various normal human tissues but downregulated in several types of human tumors. The molecular mechanism for this downregulatio [...] n and its biological significance in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC) are unclear. In the present study, we investigated the effects of a DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor, 5-aza-2?deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC), on the methylation status of the RECK gene and tumor invasion in SACC cell lines. Methylation-specific PCR (MSP), Western blot analysis, and quantitative real-time PCR were used to investigate the methylation status of the RECK gene and expression of RECK mRNA and protein in SACC cell lines. The invasive ability of SACC cells was examined by the Transwell migration assay. Promoter methylation was only found in the ACC-M cell line. Treatment of ACC-M cells with 5-aza-dC partially reversed the hypermethylation status of the RECK gene and significantly enhanced the expression of mRNA and protein, and 5-aza-dC significantly suppressed ACC-M cell invasive ability. Our findings showed that 5-aza-dC inhibited cancer cell invasion through the reversal of RECK gene hypermethylation, which might be a promising chemotherapy approach in SACC treatment.

  8. Efficacy of sorafenib, a multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in an adenoid cystic carcinoma metastatic to the lung: case report and review of literature

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    Santos Edgardo S

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck has significantly improved with the addition of cetuximab, a monoclonal antibody against the epidermal growth factor receptor, to conventional cytotoxic agents. The most significant aspect of this treatment approach is the proof that head and neck cancers are suitable for targeted therapies as has been shown in other malignancies. Unfortunately, there are other rare histologic types of head and neck cancer such as adenocarcinoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma. The latter has traditionally been considered to be chemotherapy resistant and surgical resection with or without adjuvant radiation therapy has been the rule as far as treatment is concerned. The course of adenoid cystic carcinoma ranges from indolent to aggressive; however, most patients succumb to the disease as a result of distant metastases. This clinical scenario poses a challenge to oncologists. Several conventional chemotherapy regimens and novel targeted agents have been tried in this rare histologic subtype without success. Case presentation In this case report, we present a 59-year-old Caucasian female with refractory adenoid cystic carcinoma of the maxilla metastatic to the lung that responded to sorafenib, a novel multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which targets angiogenesis, Raf kinase pathway, platelet-derived growth factor Ret, and c-Kit. Conclusion This case illustrates the possibility that this chemoresistant tumor may need the inhibition or blocking of several oncogenic pathways. Certainly, it is imperative that more studies are done in this special population trying to identify tumorigenesis mechanisms that may be upregulated in this malignancy and could be potential targets for therapeutic development.

  9. Detection of Epstein-Barr virus and subsets of lymphoid cells in adenoid tissue of children under 2 years of age.

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    Endo, Luiza H; Vassallo, José; Sakano, Eulália; Brousset, Pierre

    2002-12-01

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been closely associated with undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and T/NK nasal non Hodgkin lymphoma. Nevertheless, the presence of EBV in non neoplastic lymphoid tissue of the nasopharynx has been rarely investigated. In a previous study by our group, using in situ hybridization to detect EBV in adenoids of children (2-13 years old) resected because of nasal obstruction due to hypertrophy, we found EBV genome in 72% of the cases. It was now intended to study the frequency of EBV expression in adenoids from children that underwent surgical removal, belonging to a lower age group (1-2 years old). It was also intended to establish which lymphoid subsets are involved in this infection. Adenoidal paraffin sections from 21 patients aged 1-2 years old (mean 1.6 years), 15 males and six females were submitted to double labeling: in situ hybridization with EBER 1/2 probes to detect EBV and immunohistochemistry to determine the lymphocyte typing of EBV-positive cells (CD20 for B-lymphocytes, CD3 for T-lymphocytes and CD56 and CD57 for NK-cells). Among 21 patients, seven showed positive lymphoid cells for EBV (33%). In almost all cases, EBV-positive cells were also CD20-positive. Some EBV-positive cells showed no labeling with any of the lymphoid markers, but in no instance they were positive for CD3, CD56 or CD57. This study confirms the preferential infection of B-lymphocytes by EBV, which in some instances can down regulate the expression of CD20. PMID:12443810

  10. Aggressive Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma With Asymptomatic Spinal Cord Compression Revealed By A “Curtain Sign”

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    Martin Housset

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The author presents a case with an unusually aggressive evolution of an adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck. The patient presented with sciatica one year after initial diagnosis. She was otherwise asymptomatic. Complete work-up for bone involvement, included bone scan and MRI. The patient had asymptomatic thoracic (T5 vertebral metastasis revealed by a typical curtain sign on MRI. She benefited from radiotherapy and did not develop respiratory distress, paraplegia or pain but died of other metastases.

  11. Treatment results and prognostic analysis of 54 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma originated from the major salivary glands

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    Objective: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a rare malignancy in head and neck region, is predominately found in the salivary glands. Our study is to retrospectively analyze the treatment outcomes and prognostic factors of ACC originated from the major salivary glands. Methods: A total of 54 patients diagnosed as ACC were treated in our institution, including 24 cases originated from the parotid gland and 30 from the submandibular or sublingual gland. According to the records, 26 patients received surgery alone and 28 were treated with surgery followed by radiotherapy with a median dose of 58 Gy (range, 50 -65 Gy). Results: The Follow-up rate was 94%, and 15 patients from postoperative radiotherapy group and 20 from surgery alone group were followed up more then 5 years. The 5-year overall survival rate, local-regional control rate, distant metastasis rate, and disease-free survival rate were 97%, 71%, 13% and 69%, respectively. Lung metastasis, occurred in 7 patients, was the most common distant failure. Fifteen recurrences were observed, including 13 in surgery alone group and 2 in postoperative radiotherapy group. The 5-year local-regional control and disease-free survival rates were 90% and 85% for patients treated with postoperative radiotherapy, 54% and 55% for those treated with surgery alone. Univariate and multivariate analyses showed that postoperative radiotherapy was the only prognostic factor of local-regional control and survival rates. Other parameters such as nerve involvement did not significantly influence the treatment results. Conclusions: Postoperative radiotherapy can improve the prognosis of ACC originate from the major salivary glands compared with surgery alone. Distant metastasis is an obstacle in curing the disease, which indicates the value of systemic treatment. (authors)

  12. Incidence of cervical lymph node metastasis and its association with outcomes in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma : An international collaborative study

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    Amit, Moran; Binenbaum, Yoav

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    BACKGROUND: The patterns of regional metastasis in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the head and neck and its association with outcome is not established. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective multicentered multivariate analysis of 270 patients who underwent neck dissection. RESULTS: The incidence rate of neck metastases was 29%. The rate observed in the oral cavity is 37%, and in the major salivary glands is 19% (p = .001). The rate of occult nodal metastases was 17%. Overall 5-year survival rates were 44% in patients undergoing therapeutic neck dissections, and 65% and 73% among those undergoing elective neck dissections, with and without nodal metastases, respectively (p = .017). Multivariate analysis revealed that the primary site, nodal classification, and margin status were independent predictors of survival. CONCLUSION: Our findings support the consideration of elective neck treatment in patients with ACC of the oral cavity. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2014.

  13. In vitro angiogenesis and expression of nuclear factor ?B and VEGF in high and low metastasis cell lines of salivary gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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    Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a high malignant carcinoma characterized by intensive local invasion and high incidence of distant metastasis. Although many reports have demonstrated that angiogenesis has played an important role in tumor metastasis, the relationship between metastasis characters and angiogenesis ability in high and low metastasis cell lines of Adenoid cystic carcinoma has rarely been reported. The present study aimed to compare the angiogenesis ability of ACC-M (high metastasis) and ACC-2 (low metastasis) cell lines in vitro. Furthermore, the activity of nuclear factor ?appa B and the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in ACC-2 and ACC-M were also detected. Electrophoretic mobility shift assay was used to detect nuclear factor ?appa B activity. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR was used to quantify the mRNA level of VEGF. Immuofluorescence double staining and semi-quantitative confocal laser scanning analysis was carried out to detect nuclear factor ?appa B nuclear localization and staining intensity of VEGF. The angiogenesis ability of ACC-M and ACC-2 was compared by an in vitro three-dimensional angiogenic model assay. The vector transfection assay was performed to transfect the PCMV-I?B?M vector into ACCs cell lines expressing the phosphorylation defective I?B?M. Nuclear factor ?appa B activity and the rate of nuclear factor ?appa B nuclear localization in ACC-M was significantly higher than that in ACC-2. Moreover, ACC-M exhibited higher mRNA and protein levels of vascular endothelial growth factor than ACC-2. VEGF mRNA expression was effectively decreased by inhibition of nuclear factor ?appa B activity. Furthermore, ACC-M could remarkably stimulate the migration and tube formation of endothelial cells and induce The umbilical vein endothelial cells sprouting into the gel matrix. These results implicated that ACCs cells with higher metastasis feature might present greater angiogenesis ability

  14. Tonsils and Adenoids

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  15. Enlarged Adenoids (For Parents)

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  16. Estudo comparativo radiológico e nasofibroscópico do volume adenoideano em crianças respiradoras orais Comparison between radiological and nasopharyngolaryngoscopic assessment of adenoid tissue volume in mouth breathing children

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    Edmir Américo Lourenço

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available A tonsila faríngea ou adenóides é a extensão superior do anel linfático de Waldeyer e está localizada na porção alta da cavidade nasofaríngea, próxima à tuba auditiva e à coana. Ela desempenha um papel relevante nas otites médias recorrentes e freqüentemente sua hipertrofia é responsável pela obstrução das vias aéreas superiores. A tonsilectomia é um tratamento comumente realizado para doenças crônicas das tonsilas e ainda é o procedimento cirúrgico mais freqüente e mais antigo realizado em crianças e adultos jovens. Os critérios para a realização da tonsilectomia, o efeito da mesma na integridade imunológica do paciente e seus riscos inerentes à cirurgia são muito discutíveis e controversos em todo o mundo. Estudos de imagem utilizando-se o raio-X do cavo é um método simples, fácil e confortável para avaliar o tamanho das adenóides e o grau de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores. Um estudo nasofibroscópico da nasofaringe pode fornecer uma informação melhor sobre essa região, tendo em vista que ele mostra todas as estruturas presentes na nasofaringe e o grau de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores de forma dinâmica. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico não randomizado. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Este estudo comparou o grau de hipertrofia e de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores, usando os dois métodos acima, em crianças de 3 a 10 anos de idade, constatando que a nasofibroscopia flexível é um método diagnóstico excepcionalmente mais fidedigno do que o raio-x do cavo, na avaliação volumétrica da adenóide.The pharyngeal tonsil (adenoid constitutes the upper portion of the Waldeyer's ring and is located at the top of the nasopharynx, next to the auditory tube and choana. It plays an important role in recurrent otitis of the middle ear and many times its enlargement is responsible for upper airway obstruction. Tonsillectomy is often the treatment of choice for tonsillar diseases. So far, it is the most frequent and one of the oldest surgical procedures performed in children and young adults. The criteria for tonsillectomy, its effect on patient's immunological integrity and the surgical risks are widely controversial. Image study using paranasal sinuses x-ray is a very simple, easy and comfortable method to evaluate the sizes of adenoids and the grade of upper airway obstruction. Cohen et al. supported that paranasal sinuses x-ray is the best way to determine pharyngeal tonsil hypertrophy. On the other hand, nasopharyngolaryngoscopy can provide more accurate data on the nasopharynx, as it can dynamically reveal its structures and the obstruction status of the upper airway. This study compared the grade of adenoid hypertrophy, as well as upper airway obstruction, using the above-mentioned approaches in children ranging from 3 to 10 years old. The study came to the conclusion that nasopharyngolaryngoscopy is a much more accurate diagnostic procedure than radiological evaluation of the nasopharynx.

  17. Estudo comparativo radiológico e nasofibroscópico do volume adenoideano em crianças respiradoras orais / Comparison between radiological and nasopharyngolaryngoscopic assessment of adenoid tissue volume in mouth breathing children

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    Edmir Américo, Lourenço; Karen de Carvalho, Lopes; Álvaro, Pontes Jr.; Marcelo Henrique de, Oliveira; Adriana, Umemura; Ana Laura, Vargas.

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available A tonsila faríngea ou adenóides é a extensão superior do anel linfático de Waldeyer e está localizada na porção alta da cavidade nasofaríngea, próxima à tuba auditiva e à coana. Ela desempenha um papel relevante nas otites médias recorrentes e freqüentemente sua hipertrofia é responsável pela obstru [...] ção das vias aéreas superiores. A tonsilectomia é um tratamento comumente realizado para doenças crônicas das tonsilas e ainda é o procedimento cirúrgico mais freqüente e mais antigo realizado em crianças e adultos jovens. Os critérios para a realização da tonsilectomia, o efeito da mesma na integridade imunológica do paciente e seus riscos inerentes à cirurgia são muito discutíveis e controversos em todo o mundo. Estudos de imagem utilizando-se o raio-X do cavo é um método simples, fácil e confortável para avaliar o tamanho das adenóides e o grau de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores. Um estudo nasofibroscópico da nasofaringe pode fornecer uma informação melhor sobre essa região, tendo em vista que ele mostra todas as estruturas presentes na nasofaringe e o grau de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores de forma dinâmica. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico não randomizado. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Este estudo comparou o grau de hipertrofia e de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores, usando os dois métodos acima, em crianças de 3 a 10 anos de idade, constatando que a nasofibroscopia flexível é um método diagnóstico excepcionalmente mais fidedigno do que o raio-x do cavo, na avaliação volumétrica da adenóide. Abstract in english The pharyngeal tonsil (adenoid) constitutes the upper portion of the Waldeyer's ring and is located at the top of the nasopharynx, next to the auditory tube and choana. It plays an important role in recurrent otitis of the middle ear and many times its enlargement is responsible for upper airway obs [...] truction. Tonsillectomy is often the treatment of choice for tonsillar diseases. So far, it is the most frequent and one of the oldest surgical procedures performed in children and young adults. The criteria for tonsillectomy, its effect on patient's immunological integrity and the surgical risks are widely controversial. Image study using paranasal sinuses x-ray is a very simple, easy and comfortable method to evaluate the sizes of adenoids and the grade of upper airway obstruction. Cohen et al. supported that paranasal sinuses x-ray is the best way to determine pharyngeal tonsil hypertrophy. On the other hand, nasopharyngolaryngoscopy can provide more accurate data on the nasopharynx, as it can dynamically reveal its structures and the obstruction status of the upper airway. This study compared the grade of adenoid hypertrophy, as well as upper airway obstruction, using the above-mentioned approaches in children ranging from 3 to 10 years old. The study came to the conclusion that nasopharyngolaryngoscopy is a much more accurate diagnostic procedure than radiological evaluation of the nasopharynx.

  18. Avaliação da pressão inspiratória em crianças com aumento do volume de tonsilas Evaluation of inspiratory pressure in children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids

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    Melissa Guerato Pires

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Crianças com aumento do volume de tonsilas palatina e faríngea freqüentemente apresentam anormalidades respiratórias tais como ronco, respiração oral e apnéia do sono. Sabe-se que a obstrução de vias aéreas superiores e conseqüentemente a respiração oral podem resultar em problemas pulmonares. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a pressão inspiratória em crianças com obstrução de vias aéreas superiores devido ao aumento do volume de tonsilas. FORMA DE ESTUDO: clínico com coorte transversal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Nós avaliamos 37 crianças (4-13 anos, ambos os sexos com aumento do volume de tonsilas que seriam submetidas à cirurgia de Adenoamigdalectomia na Divisão de Otorrinolaringologia da Universidade de São Paulo no mesmo período. O grupo controle foi composto de 28 crianças sem aumento de volume tonsilar que foram submetidas aos mesmos testes. A pressão Inspiratória foi obtida pelo uso do manovacuômetro. RESULTADOS: Observamos uma menor pressão inspiratória no grupo com aumento do volume de tonsilas. A média do grupo com aumento do volume das tonsilas foi 14,607 cm/H2O e do grupo normal foi de 27,580 cm/H2O (PChildren with enlarged tonsils and adenoids usually present breathing abnormalities such as snoring, mouth breathing and sleep apnea. It is known that upper airway obstruction and consequent mouth breathing may result in pulmonary diseases. AIM: The goal of this preliminary study was to evaluate the inspiratory pressure in children with upper airway obstruction due to enlarged tonsils. STUDY DESIGN: clinical with transversal cohort. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We evaluated 37 children (4 -13 years old, female/male with enlarged tonsils who would be submitted to a T&A surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology, Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, from October 2002 to March 2003. The control group comprised 28 children without tonsillar disease submitted to the same tests. Inspiratory pressure was obtained using a manometer and vacuum meter. RESULTS: We could observe lower inspiratory pressures in children with upper airway obstruction. The mean of inspiratory pressure in the upper airway obstruction group was 14.607cm/H2O and in the control group was of 27.580cm/H2O. CONCLUSIONS: Enlarged tonsils and adenoids were associated with poor inspiratory pressure, resulting in increased breathing effort and work of the involved muscles.

  19. Epigallocatechin?3?gallate inhibits the invasion of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma cells by reversing the hypermethylation status of the RECK gene.

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    Zhou, Xiao-Qing; Xu, Xiao-Nan; Li, Lei; Ma, Jian-Jun; Zhen, En-Ming; Han, Cheng-Bing

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    Epigallocatechin?3?gallate (EGCG) is an active and major constituent of green tea. As a non?nucleoside inhibitor of DNA methylation, EGCG is able to inhibit the hypermethylation of newly synthesised DNA, resulting in the reversal of hypermethylation and recovery in expression of the silenced genes. Reversion?inducing cysteine?rich protein with Kazal motifs (RECK) is a novel tumour suppressor gene, which negatively regulates matrix metalloproteinases, and inhibits tumour invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis. The present study aimed to examine the effects of EGCG on the methylation status of the RECK gene and tumour invasion in a salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC) cell line in vitro. Marked levels of methylated and weak levels of unmethylated RECK promoter were detected in the SACC83 cells, which was determined using methylation?specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In addition, the treatment of SACC83 cells with EGCG partially reversed the hypermethylation status of the RECK gene. Western blot analysis and reverse transcription?PCR demonstrated that EGCG significantly enhanced the protein and mRNA expression levels of RECK, and significantly reduced the invasive ability of the SACC83 cells, as determined using a Transwell assay. These results suggested that EGCG possesses novel anti?metastatic therapeutic potential for the treatment of SACC. PMID:26299812

  20. Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children as a Result of Adenoid and/or Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy on Maternal Psychologic Status.

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    Ozbay, Isa; Ozturk, Ahmet; Kucur, Cuneyt; Erdogan, Onur; Oghan, Fatih

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    The authors aimed to evaluate the effects of obstructive sleep apnea in children as a result of adenoid and/or adenotonsillar hypertrophy on maternal psychologic status. The study sample comprised the mothers of 66 children aged 3 to 15 years (mean age: 7.55?±?2.94 years) who were scheduled to undergo curette adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy because of airway obstruction. The mothers completed the 14-item Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), 20-item State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-1 (STAI-1), and 20-item State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-2 (STAI-2) questionnaires before the operation and 10 days afterwards. Mothers who were under psychiatric treatment or declined to fill the questionnaires were excluded from the study. The results obtained postoperatively by day 10, when all the children had considerable improvement in their breathing, were analyzed as control data. The mean postoperative HAD-A and HAD-D scores of the mothers were significantly lower than the mean preoperative scores (P?

  1. Expression of beclin 1 in primary salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma and its relation to Bcl-2 and p53 and prognosis

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    L.C., Jiang; S.Y., Huang; D.S., Zhang; S.H., Zhang; W.G., Li; P.H., Zheng; Z.W., Chen.

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    Full Text Available Beclin 1 plays a critical role in autophagy and functions as a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor. The expression and prognostic significance of beclin 1 in head and neck adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) are largely unexplored. Therefore, we investigated the expression of beclin 1, Bcl-2, and p53 in [...] head and neck ACC tissue. Tissue samples from 35 cases (15 females, 20 males) of head and neck ACC were utilized for immunohistochemistry. Beclin 1 expression was observed in 32 cases (91.4%) and considered to be high in 15 cases (42.9%) and low in 20 cases (57.1%). Beclin 1 expression was significantly correlated with a histological growth pattern (P=0.046) and histological grade (P=0.037). Beclin 1 expression was inversely correlated with Bcl-2 expression (P=0.013) and significantly associated with overall survival (P=0.006). Bcl-2 and p53 expression were observed in 21 cases (60.0%) and 16 cases (45.7%). Bcl-2 expression was significantly correlated with perineural invasion (P=0.041) and not associated with overall survival (P=0.053). p53 expression was directly correlated with beclin 1 expression (P=0.044). Our results indicated that beclin 1 may be a novel, promising prognostic factor for clinical outcome in head and neck ACC patients and may play a part in the development of head and neck ACC by interacting with Bcl-2 and p53.

  2. Revisão dos tumores da traqueia: A propósito de um caso clínico de tumor adenóide cístico / Tracheal tumors review: A clinical case of adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    António, Caiado; João Moura e, Sá.

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    Full Text Available Os tumores primários da traqueia são raros, representando apenas 0,3% de todos os tumores. A incidência destes tumores é inferior a 0,2 por 100 000 habitantes e 180 vezes menos frequente do que os tumores do pulmão. O porquê da sua raridade permanece por explicar. Possivelmente o fluxo turbulento na [...] traqueia protege a mucosa do depósito de carcinogénios inalatórios. Os autores apresentam um caso clínico de um tumor adenóide cístico da traqueia em mulher de 23 anos, não fumadora, e com quadro agudo de estridor inspiratório onde a utilização do laser Nd-Yag foi de primordial importância, permitindo uma exérese parcial alargada e segura da massa tumoral que fazia obstrução de 80% do lúmen da traqueia, conseguindo a repermeabilização rápida da via aérea principal, evitando um quadro asfíxico iminente, enquanto a doente aguardava cirurgia. Abstract in english Tracheal tumours are rare, accounting for only about 0.3% of all bodily tumours. Their incidence is less than 0.2 per 100 000 inhabitants and 180 times less frequent than lung cancer. The reason for their rarity is not so clear. It is possible that turbulent airflow in the trachea protects its mucos [...] a from inhaled carcinogen deposits. The authors report a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma in a 23 year-old woman, non-smoker, with acute clinical inspiratory stridor, where Nd-Yag laser use was extremely important to tracheal permeability as the tumor occupied over 80% of the tracheal lumen and could have led to imminent patient asphyxia.

  3. Salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma in Denmark 1990-2005 : Outcome and independent prognostic factors including the benefit of radiotherapy. Results of the Danish Head and Neck Cancer Group (DAHANCA)

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    BjØrndal, Kristine; Krogdahl, Annelise

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    AIM: To describe outcome and prognostic factors, including the effect of radiotherapy, in a consecutive national series of salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinomas. METHODS: From the national Danish salivary gland carcinoma database in the structure of DAHANCA, 201 patients diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, and treated with a curative intent, were identified in the period between 1990 and 2005. Variables necessary for statistical analyses were extracted from the database. RESULTS: The 10-year crude survival and disease specific survival rates were 58% and 75%, respectively. The 10-year locoregional control rate was 70%, and 36% of patients experienced a recurrence during follow-up (median 7.5years); 18% developed distant metastases (most commonly to the lungs). In multivariate analysis, stage and margin status were both important factors with regards to survival and locoregional control. Radiotherapy did not improve survival, but it did improve the locoregional control rate. CONCLUSIONS: The treatment of choice is surgery with as wide margins as possible including elective, selective neck dissection. Adjuvant radiotherapy should be considered in patients with incomplete tumor resection, high disease stages, and tumors with a solid growth pattern.

  4. Evaluación de la calidad de vida antes y después de la adenotonsilectomía en niños con hipertrofia de amígdalas y/o adenoides / Assessment of quality of life before and after an adenotonsillectomy among children with hypertrophic tonsils and/or adenoids

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    Florencia, Escarrá; Santiago M, Vidaurreta.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La adenoamigdalectomía es la intervención más frecuente en otorrinolaringología. La principal indicación son las alteraciones obstructivas de la vía aérea superior asociadas con hipertrofia de amígdalas y/o adenoides. Objetivos. Describir las diferencias en la calidad de vida antes y d [...] espués de la adenoidectomía y/o amigdalectomía y en comparación con un grupo de niños sanos. Población y métodos. Se enrolaron niños de entre 1 y 17 años de edad internados para cirugía programada entre julio de 2012 y abril de 2014. Se comparó con un grupo control de niños de la misma edad. Se utilizó una encuesta validada en el idioma español (OSA-18), especialmente diseñada para relacionar apneas obstructivas del sueño con calidad de vida, en pediatría. Resultados. Se evaluaron 85 pacientes quirúrgicos y 100 niños sanos del grupo control. Se halló un impacto sobre la calidad de vida leve en 37,6% de niños, moderado en 32,9% y grave en 29,4%, mientras que en el grupo control fue leve en el 96%. El promedio ± DE de puntaje prequirúrgico total fue de 67,5 ± 20,3 (IC 95% 63,13-71,88). Los promedios posquirúrgicos fueron 37,9 ± 21,4 (IC 95% 33,24-42,48) y 37,25 ± 23,9 (IC 95% 32,19-42,33) a los 3 y 6 meses, respectivamente (p

  5. The T-box transcription factor Brachyury regulates epithelial–mesenchymal transition in association with cancer stem-like cells in adenoid cystic carcinoma cells

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    The high frequencies of recurrence and distant metastasis of adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) emphasize the need to better understand the biological factors associated with these outcomes. To analyze the mechanisms of AdCC metastasis, we established the green fluorescence protein (GFP)-transfected subline ACCS-GFP from the AdCC parental cell line and the metastatic ACCS-M GFP line from an in vivo metastasis model. Using these cell lines, we investigated the involvement of the epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cell (CSCs) in AdCC metastasis by real-time RT-PCR for EMT related genes and stem cell markers. Characteristics of CSCs were also analyzed by sphere-forming ability and tumorigenicity. Short hairpin RNA (shRNA) silencing of target gene was also performed. ACCS-M GFP demonstrated characteristics of EMT and additionally displayed sphere-forming ability and high expression of EMT-related genes (Snail, Twist1, Twist2, Slug, zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1 and 2 [Zeb1 and Zeb2], glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta [Gsk3? and transforming growth factor beta 2 [Tgf-?2]), stem cell markers (Nodal, Lefty, Oct-4, Pax6, Rex1, and Nanog), and differentiation markers (sex determining region Y [Sox2], Brachyury, and alpha fetoprotein [Afp]). These observations suggest that ACCS-M GFP shows the characteristics of CSCs and CSCs may be involved in the EMT of AdCC. Surprisingly, shRNA silencing of the T-box transcription factor Brachyury (also a differentiation marker) resulted in downregulation of the EMT and stem cell markers. In addition, sphere-forming ability, EMT characteristics, and tumorigenicity were simultaneously lost. Brachyury expression in clinical samples of AdCC was extremely high and closely related to EMT. This finding suggests that regulation of EMT by Brachyury in clinical AdCC may parallel that observed in vitro in this study. The use of a single cell line is a limitation of this study. However, parallel data from in vitro and clinical samples suggest the possibility that EMT is directly linked to CSCs and that Brachyury is a regulator of EMT and CSCs

  6. Tratamiento quirúrgico del carcinoma adenoideo quístico de la tráquea: Presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura / Surgical treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea: Report of a case and review of the literature

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    Marco Antonio, Iñiguez-García; Enrique, Guzmán-de-Alba; César, Luna-Rivero; Gustavo Félix, Salazar-Otaola; Carlos Manuel, Núñez-Bustos; Juan Carlos, Vázquez-Minero.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los tumores malignos primarios de tráquea son raros, en el adulto representan el 90% de todos los tumores traqueales. El carcinoma adenoideo quístico es el segundo más frecuente con aproximadamente del 10-15% de los casos. Los síntomas son inespecíficos y los más frecuentes suelen ser: [...] tos, ronquera, disnea, sibilancias y estridor. La broncoscopia es el método para la obtención de tejido para el estudio histológico. La resección quirúrgica es el tratamiento de elección siempre que sea posible. Métodos: Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 59 años de edad con diagnóstico de carcinoma adenoideo quístico en tercio medio de la tráquea, a quien se le realizó resección traqueal con anastomosis terminoterminal, obteniendo resección completa, no recibió adyuvancia, con seguimiento de 15 meses sin recurrencia. Discusión y conclusiones: El manejo de pacientes con carcinoma adenoideo quístico debe ser multidisciplinario. A la paciente se le pronosticó una tasa de sobrevida a 5 años de 91% por tratarse de una enfermedad localizada. El diagnóstico de este tipo de tumores tiene un subregistro y el manejo quirúrgico está subutilizado en México. Los pacientes con este tipo de tumores, en particular, y todos los tumores traqueales, en general, deben ser referidos a centros con experiencia para el manejo de patología traqueal. Abstract in english Introduction: Primary malignant tumors of the trachea are rare, but they represent 90% of all tumors of the trachea. The adenoid cystic carcinoma is the second most frequent hystologic type of tumor growing in the trachea with aproximately 10 to 15% of all cases. Symptoms are unspecific and the most [...] frequent are cough, hoarseness, dyspnea, wheezzing and stridor. Bronchoscopy is the study of choice to obtain tissue for histopathologic study. Surgery is the treatment of choice when possible. Methods: We present the case of a 59 years old female with an adenoid cystic carcinoma of the middle third of the trachea, treated with surgical resection, obtaining a complete resection, with no adyuvant therapy, and with 14 months follow-up without recurrence. Discussion and conclusions: Treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma should be multidisciplinary. In our patient had forecast a rate of 5-year survival of 91% because it was a localized disease. We consider that patients with any type of tracheal tumor should be referred to a specialized center with experience in the treatment of tracheal pathology.

  7. Carcinoma adenoescamoso do colo uterino mimetizando carcinoma adenóide basal: relato de um caso e revisão da literatura / Adenosquamous carcinoma of the cervix mimicking adenoid basal carcinoma: case report and review of the literature

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    Álvaro Piazzeta, Pinto; Luiz Roberto, Maia.

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available O carcinoma adenoescamoso do colo uterino é definido como um tumor que contém uma mistura de células malignas com diferenciação escamosa e glandular. A literatura salienta a importância de se fazer esse diagnóstico, uma vez que, quando os componentes não são bem diferenciados ou não se encontram evi [...] dentes na amostra analisada, esse tumor pode ser erroneamente interpretado como carcinoma escamoso ou adenocarcinoma. O presente trabalho descreve a apresentação pouco comum de um carcinoma adenoescamoso. Após sucessivos diagnósticos citológicos não concordantes e complicados por uma história de sangramento uterino anormal ocasionado por endometriose cervical, a paciente de 47 anos foi submetida a histerectomia total, obtendo diagnóstico definitivo. Esse particular tumor aqui relatado foi diagnosticado como carcinoma adenoescamoso, mas em muitos aspectos apresentou-se semelhante ao carcinoma adenóide basal. Elementos característicos do carcinoma adenóide basal, como presença de lesão intra-epitelial escamosa na superfície, diferenciação escamosa e glandular no centro dos blocos neoplásicos e células basalóides na profundidade da lesão, foram observados em nosso caso. Em contrapartida, os seguintes elementos normalmente não observados no carcinoma adenóide basal estavam presentes: atipias e figuras de mitose nas células indiferenciadas da profundidade do tumor e lesão intra-epitelial escamomucinosa (SMILE) na superfície. Fatores epidemiológicos e clínicos, como idade (47), raça (branca) e forma de apresentação clínica (massa visível na inspeção cervical), também colaboraram para afastar esse diagnóstico diferencial. Outros diagnósticos diferenciais do carcinoma adenoescamoso do colo uterino incluem o carcinoma puramente escamoso ou glandular, o tumor de colisão e o adenocarcinoma de endométrio com diferenciação escamosa invadindo o colo uterino. Abstract in english Adenosquamous carcinoma of the uterine cervix is defined as a tumor that contains a mixture of malignant cells with squamous and glandular differentiation. The literature points to the importance of making this diagnosis when the cellular components are still well differentiated in the sample, other [...] wise the tumor may be erroneously interpreted as squamous carcinoma or adenocarcinoma. This study describes an unusual presentation of a adenosquamous carcinoma in a 47 year old patient. After conflicting cytological diagnoses and a history of abnormal uterine bleeding caused by cervical endometriosis, the patient was subjected to radical hysterectomy and a final diagnosis was obtained. The tumor was diagnosed as adenosquamous carcinoma. In many aspects, however, it was similar to the adenoid basal carcinoma. Characteristic features of the adenoid basal carcinoma such as the presence of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion in the surface epithelium, squamous and glandular differentiation in the center of the neoplastic mass, and basaloid cells in deep areas of the tumor were observed. Therefore, the following elements usually absent from adenoid basal carcinoma were present in this case: atypia and mitotic figures in undifferentiated cells, squamous-mucinous intraepithelial lesion (SMILE) in the superficial areas. Epidemiological and clinical data, such as patient age (47), race (white) and presentation (a cervical mass), concurred to exclude the diagnosis of adenoid basal carcinoma. Other differential diagnoses include pure squamous carcinoma or adenocarcinoma, collision tumor, and endometrial adenocarcinoma with squamous differentiation invading the uterine cervix.

  8. Carcinoma adenóide cístico de traquéia: tratamento pela laringotráqueo-esofagectomia e traqueostomia mediastinal Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea: treatment by removing the larynx, trachea, and esophagus, and mediastinal tracheostomy

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    Manoel Ximenes Netto

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores descrevem o caso de uma paciente de 54 anos de idade com carcinoma adenóide cístico de traquéia ao nível da cricóide, na qual foi realizada ressecção extensa, incluindo a laringe, parte da traquéia e esôfago. A reconstrução do trato digestivo foi através do tubo gástrico e a via aérea pela construção de uma traqueostomia mediastinal. Cinco anos mais tarde foi removida uma recorrência tumoral cutânea no pescoço. Sete anos depois do procedimento original, foi notada nova recorrência no mediastino, que respondeu à irradiação. A paciente encontra-se muito bem atualmente, oito anos e cinco meses após o procedimento.The authors describe the case of a 54 year-old female with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea at the cricoid level upon whom extensive surgical resection was performed, including the larynx, part of the trachea and esophagus. Reconstruction of the digestive tract was done by means of a gastric tube and the airway with a mediastinal tracheostomy. Five years after the original procedure there was a local cutaneous recurrence which was removed. Seven years later the disease recurred in the mediastinum, which responded to irradiation. The patient is alive and well eight years and five months after the operation.

  9. Modalidad quirúrgica como alternativa en la otitis media serosa por hipertrofia adenoidea: Pinar del Río, 2008 / An alternative surgical method in the serous otitis media due to adenoid hypertrophia: Pinar del Rio, 2008

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    Fidel, Castro Pérez; Amaelis, Arada Rodríguez; José G, Sanabria Negrín; Antonio, Paz Cordobés.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La hipoacusia tiene repercusión negativa en el aprendizaje y comportamiento social de los niños, por lo que se hace necesaria la aplicación de técnicas quirúrgicas cada día más eficientes que reduzcan esta problemática. Con el objetivo de demostrar la eficacia de una nueva modalidad quirúrgica consi [...] stente en realizar adenoidectomía y doble miringotomía con aspiración del contenido seromucoso y de proponer una estrategia para solución quirúrgica definitiva en el nivel secundario y preventiva en el nivel primario, se realizó una investigación de innovación _ tecnológica, descriptiva, longitudinal prospectiva en niños con hipoacusia conductiva por otitis media serosa secundaria a hipertrofia adenoidea, que asistieron a las consultas de audiología del Hospital Pediátrico Provincial Docente" Pepe Portilla" y del Policlínico Universitario Dr." Ernesto Guevara" de Sandino. El universo estuvo constituido por todos los niños con hipoacusia conductiva registrados en consulta de audiología. La muestra resultó de 109 pacientes con hipoacusia por Otitis Media Serosa secundaria a Hipertrofia Adenoidea, provenientes de 10 municipios de nuestra provincia, entre los 4 y 12 años de edad; mediante muestreo intencional. A todos los pacientes se les realizó examen otorrinolaringológico y audiometría tonal. Se utilizaron métodos de encuesta, análisis documental y de la Estadística Descriptiva utilizando medidas de frecuencias absolutas y relativas porcentuales. Se calcularon intervalos de confianza para algunas de las frecuencias relativas buscadas y previo consentimiento informado se trataron quirúrgicamente, reevaluados en consulta, donde se comprobó que 108 pacientes evolucionaron satisfactoriamente, concluyendo que es una técnica eficaz. Abstract in english Hypoakusia has a negative repercussion in learning and social behaviour in children so it is mandatory the implementation of surgical techniques in order to minimize this condition.. A new descriptive longitudinal and prospective technique was performed in children suffering from conductive hypoakus [...] ia due to serous otitis media secondary to adenoid hypertrophia attending to the hearing care office at "Pepe Portilla"Pediatric Hospital and "Dr.Ernesto Guevara "Policlinic in Sandino in order to show the efficacy of a new definitive surgical technique (adenotomy and double miringotomy with aspiration of the seromucus content ) and to propose an strategy for a definitive surgical solution in the secondary level being preventive at primary level. Universe was comprised of all the children suffering from conductive hypoakusia who were recorded in the auditory care office, the sample had 109 patients coming from 10 municipalities of our province and suffering from hipoakusia due to serous otitis media secondary to adenoid hypertrophia, they were 4 and 12 year old. All the patients were given otolaringologic examinations and tonal audiometry. Survey methods, documental analisis and descriptive statistic method were applied using relative and absolute percentage frequency measurements.Confidence intervals for some relative frequencies and previous informed consent were estimated; patients were surgically treated and reevaluated at the office showing that 108 patients had a satisfactory natural history and concluding that it is an efficient technique.

  10. Análise quantitativa das AgNORs no carcinoma adenóide cístico intra-oral através da técnica de dupla marcação PCNA/AgNOR PCNA/AgNOR double staining technique in adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    Elena Riet-Correa Rivero

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    Full Text Available A análise quantitativa das AgNORs e a imunomarcação para o PCNA têm sido empregadas de forma independente na avaliação da proliferação celular de vários tumores, e, em muitos casos, têm mostrado correlação positiva. Entretanto poucos trabalhos têm avaliado, em um mesmo corte histológico, a relação entre PCNA e AgNOR. O objetivo deste trabalho foi otimizar a técnica de dupla marcação com a finalidade de se estudar simultaneamente a correlação entre PCNA e AgNOR no carcinoma adenóide cístico (CAC de glândulas salivares menores. Foram selecionados 16 casos de CAC classificados de acordo com o subtipo histológico. A análise quantitativa das AgNORs foi feita por meio de análise de imagens. As AgNORs foram contadas em cem núcleos PCNA positivos e em cem núcleos PCNA negativos. O número médio de AgNOR nos núcleos PCNA positivos foi 2,14 ± 0,77, e, nos núcleos PCNA negativos, 1,97 ± 0,79, entretanto esta diferença não se mostrou estatisticamente significante (p = 0,2537. Nosso trabalho não mostrou correlação entre o número de AgNOR e a imunomarcação para o PCNA em CAC quando estes marcadores foram demonstrados simultaneamente através da dupla marcação. Quanto à técnica, o uso do microondas melhorou a coloração da AgNOR, permitindo uma redução no tempo de incubação com a solução de prata e uma melhor individualização das AgNORs, o que facilitou os procedimentos de contagem.No previous studies have simultaneously assessed the relationship between AgNORs and PCNA expression in salivary gland tumors. We describe a method to demonstrate both PCNA and AgNORs in the same slice of routinely processed tissue. We also evaluated the effect of microwaving on the AgNORs reaction. Sixteen cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC were selected and the double staining technique was performed in order to quantify the number of AgNORs in PCNA-positive and negative cells. The best results were obtained when AgNOR was performed after the immunostaining. The microwave oven heating improved the AgNORs staining. Our results did not show a statistical difference between the mean number of AgNORs in PCNA-negative and positive cells. There is no association between PCNA and AGNOR in ACC when they are assessed by double-staining.

  11. Análise quantitativa das AgNORs no carcinoma adenóide cístico intra-oral através da técnica de dupla marcação PCNA/AgNOR / PCNA/AgNOR double staining technique in adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    Elena Riet-Correa, Rivero; Maria Cássia Ferreira de, Aguiar.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A análise quantitativa das AgNORs e a imunomarcação para o PCNA têm sido empregadas de forma independente na avaliação da proliferação celular de vários tumores, e, em muitos casos, têm mostrado correlação positiva. Entretanto poucos trabalhos têm avaliado, em um mesmo corte histológico, a relação e [...] ntre PCNA e AgNOR. O objetivo deste trabalho foi otimizar a técnica de dupla marcação com a finalidade de se estudar simultaneamente a correlação entre PCNA e AgNOR no carcinoma adenóide cístico (CAC) de glândulas salivares menores. Foram selecionados 16 casos de CAC classificados de acordo com o subtipo histológico. A análise quantitativa das AgNORs foi feita por meio de análise de imagens. As AgNORs foram contadas em cem núcleos PCNA positivos e em cem núcleos PCNA negativos. O número médio de AgNOR nos núcleos PCNA positivos foi 2,14 ± 0,77, e, nos núcleos PCNA negativos, 1,97 ± 0,79, entretanto esta diferença não se mostrou estatisticamente significante (p = 0,2537). Nosso trabalho não mostrou correlação entre o número de AgNOR e a imunomarcação para o PCNA em CAC quando estes marcadores foram demonstrados simultaneamente através da dupla marcação. Quanto à técnica, o uso do microondas melhorou a coloração da AgNOR, permitindo uma redução no tempo de incubação com a solução de prata e uma melhor individualização das AgNORs, o que facilitou os procedimentos de contagem. Abstract in english No previous studies have simultaneously assessed the relationship between AgNORs and PCNA expression in salivary gland tumors. We describe a method to demonstrate both PCNA and AgNORs in the same slice of routinely processed tissue. We also evaluated the effect of microwaving on the AgNORs reaction. [...] Sixteen cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) were selected and the double staining technique was performed in order to quantify the number of AgNORs in PCNA-positive and negative cells. The best results were obtained when AgNOR was performed after the immunostaining. The microwave oven heating improved the AgNORs staining. Our results did not show a statistical difference between the mean number of AgNORs in PCNA-negative and positive cells. There is no association between PCNA and AGNOR in ACC when they are assessed by double-staining.

  12. External radiotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma; Radiotherapie externe des carcinomes hepatocellulaires

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    Girard, N. [Service de pneumologie, hopital Louis-Pradel, hospices civils de Lyon, 28, avenue du Doyen-Jean-Lepine, 69500 Bron (France); UMR 754, universite Claude-Bernard Lyon-1, 43, boulevard du 11-Novembre-1918, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex (France); Mornex, F. [Departement de radiotherapie-oncologie, centre hospitalier Lyon-Sud, 165, chemin du Grand-Revoyet, 69495 Pierre-Benite cedex (France); EA 37-38, universite Claude-Bernard Lyon-1, 43, boulevard du 11-Novembre-1918, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex (France)

    2011-02-15

    For a long time radiotherapy has been excluded from the therapeutic strategy for hepatocellular carcinoma, given its significant toxicity on the non-tumoral liver parenchyma. Conformal radiation is a recent advance in the field of radiotherapy, allowing dose escalation and combination with other therapeutic options for hepatocellular carcinoma, including trans-arterial chemo-embolization. Conformal radiotherapy is associated with interesting features, especially in cirrhotic patients: wide availability, non-invasiveness, possibility to target multiple localizations anywhere within the liver parenchyma, and favorable tolerance profile even in patients with cirrhosis and/or in a poor medical condition. Recently, radiation delivery has been optimized through several technical developments: respiratory gating and intensity-modulated radiotherapy, which allow a better focalization of the ballistics, stereotactic techniques and proton-beam radiotherapy, whose availability is currently limited in Europe. Given the high response rates of hepatocellular carcinoma to radiation, conformal radiotherapy may be regarded as a curative-intent treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, similar to surgery and per-cutaneous techniques. Yet the impact of radiotherapy has to be evaluated in randomized trials to better integrate in the complex therapeutic algorithm of hepatocellular carcinoma. (authors)

  13. Bacteremia during adenoidectomy: a comparison of suction diathermy adenoid ablation and adenoid curettage.

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    Casserly, Paula

    2010-08-01

    Transient bacteremia is induced by adenoidectomy when the integrity of the nasopharyngeal membrane is broken. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of bacteremia in patients undergoing adenoidectomy, to identify the causative organisms, and to compare the incidences of bacteremia between the two techniques suction diathermy and curettage.

  14. Studies on therapeutic method of liver cancer(hapatocellular carcinome)by Holmium-166 radionuclide

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    Lee, Jong Tae; Yoo, H. S.; Kim, M. J.; Han, K. H.; Park, C. I. [Yonsei University Medical College, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    As the study of radioactive nuclide, Holmium-166 in the treatment of liver cancer(hepatocellular carcinoma), this study was performed under the base of animal experimental. Using dog liver, percutaneous injection of Ho-166 MAA or chitosan with premade dose was done under the ultrasound guidance. Continuously the same procedure as previous one was performed in the skin hapatoma, which was developed by the injection of hepatocellular carcinoma cell in the nude mouse, In case of injected normal liver of dog, imaging study including ultrasound, CT and MRI was done in order to evaluate effect of Ho-166 and pathologic reaction. The result showed well defined nectosis of normal liver as well as skin hepatoma. The area of nectosis is dependent on the dose of injected Ho-166. Generally, pathologic reaction is tissue coagulation nectosis, Ho-166 particles, fibrosis and hemorrhage. In the clinical study, 50 patients with hapatoma was selected for this study under the agreement of patient. Under ultrasound guidance percutaneous injection of Ho-166 Maa or chitosan to tumor was performed and follow-up study was extended from 6 to 12 month. The result showed that 64% of patient were completely treated. Overall, the effect of treatment could be obtained in 41 patient (82%) among 50 hepatoma patient. Conclusively Ho-166 is thought to be a compromising agent in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and one of therapeutic modality, if it is established internally and world-wide. In the future, the popular percutaneous ethanol injection method will be replaced to this method. 19 refs., 1 tabs., 14 figs. (author)

  15. Late neurotoxicity after nasopharyngeal carcinoma treatment;Toxicite neurologique tardive apres traitement des carcinomes nasopharynges

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    Siala, W.; Mnejja, W.; Daoud, J. [Hopital Habib-Bourguiba, Service de Radiotherapie Carcinologique, Sfax (Tunisia); Khabir, A.; Boudawara, T. [Hopital Habib-Bourguiba, Service d' Anatomopathologie, Sfax (Tunisia); Ben Mahfoudh, K. [Hopital Habib-Bourguiba, Service de Radiologie, Sfax (Tunisia); Ghorbel, A. [Hopital Habib-Bourguiba, Service d' ORL, Sfax (Tunisia); Frikha, M. [Hopital Habib-Bourguiba, Service de Carcinologie Medicale, Sfax (Tunisia)

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    Purpose A retrospective analysis of risk factors for late neurological toxicity after nasopharyngeal carcinoma radiotherapy. Patients and methods Between 1993 and 2004, 239 patients with non metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma were treated by radiotherapy associated or not to chemotherapy. Radiotherapy was delivered with two modalities: hyperfractionated for 82 patients and conventional fractionation for 157 patients. We evaluated the impact of tumour stage, age, gender, radiotherapy schedule and chemotherapy on neurological toxicity. Results After a mean follow-up of 107 months (35-176 months), 21 patients (8.8%) developed neurological complications, such as temporal necrosis in nine cases, brain stem necrosis in five cases, optics nerve atrophy in two cases and myelitis in one case. Five- and ten-year free of toxicity survival was 95 and 84% respectively. Young patients had greater risk of temporal necrosis, and hyperfractionated radiotherapy was associated with a significantly higher risk of neurological complications (14.6% vs 5.7%, p = 0.02). On multivariate analysis, hyperfractionation and age were insignificant. Conclusion Late neurological toxicity after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma was rare. Younger age and hyperfractionation were considered as risk factors of neurological toxicity in our study

  16. Irradiation of low rectal cancers; Radiotherapie des carcinomes du bas rectum

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    Ardiet, J.M.; Coquard, R.; Romestaing, P.; Fric, D.; Baron, M.H.; Rocher, F.P.; Sentenac, I.; Gerard, J.P. [Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud, 69 -Pierre-Benite (France)

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    The low rectal cancers are treated by anorectal amputation and pose the problem of the sphincter conservation. Some authors extend the clinical definition to developed injuries until 12 cm from the anal margin. The rectal cancer is a frequent tumour which remains serious. When the tumour is low, the treatment consists in an anorectal amputation with a permanent colostomy. The radical non preserving surgery is the usual treatment of these injuries. Until 1960 the rectal adenocarcinoma was considered as a radioresistant tumour because of the impossibility to deliver an enough dose to the tumour by external radiotherapy. But other studies showed that those lesions were radiosensitive and often radiocurable. The medical treatments haven`t yet demonstrated their efficiency in the treatment of the rectal cancer. We`ll study the radiotherapy in the treatment of the low rectal cancer, solely radiotherapy, radiosurgical associations. 32 refs., 5 tabs.

  17. Skeleton scintigraphy and radiologic data at 403 patients with prostata carcinom

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    In a retrospective study 403 patients with prostatic carcinoma (PC) were examined to shed light on the relation between the rate of metastases and the stage of local tumor spread as well as the histomorphologic tumor type; to establish the rate of metastases detected by bone scanning versus radiology; and to compare the contributions of bone scanning versus radiology in monitoring the response of bone metastases to treatment. Results: (1) The rate of metastases was found to increase as a function of primary tumor size and increasing dedifferentiation; however, bone metastases were also seen in highly differentiated stage O and A PC. (2) Solitary metastases were confined to the pelvic bones and lumbar vertebrae. (3) About one third of all bone metastases were radiologically silent; in sporadic cases receiving contrasexual therapy they remained silent for more than 5 years. (4) Bone scnaning showed 73.3% of patients to respond to contrasexual therapy and 26.7% to be non- responders. (6) There were some differences or even discrepancies between bone scans and radiology in documenting the results of treatment. Conclusions: Repeated bone scans are required for monitoring the course of the disease even if the primary tumor is extremely small and histologically well differentiated. Bone scans are superior to radiology in detecting metastases. While repeat X-rays during the course of a disease furnish important information, they are unsuited for monitoring the response to treatment. (Author)

  18. Small bowel obstruction caused by peritoneal immunoglobulin G4-related disease mimicking carcinomators: Case report

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    Coulier, Bruno; Montfort, Luc; Pierard, Frederic [Clinique St. Luc, Bouge (Belgium); Beniuga, Gabrique; Gielen, Lsabelle [Institute of Pathology and Genetics, Gosselies (Belgium)

    2014-02-15

    We hereby report a case of diffuse pelvic peritoneal involvement by immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD). Numerous pelvic masses and nodules showing delayed enhancement on enhanced abdominal CT were found to congregate in the pelvic organs of a 57-year-old female presenting with intestinal subocclusion. The differentiation between peritoneal IgG4-RD and pelvic peritoneal carcinomatosis was only made by histopathology and immunohistochemistry performed after surgical resection. Autoimmune pancreatitis represents the historical prototype of IgG4-RD, but the spectrum of manifestations involving various organs has expanded during the last decade. In this report, we shortly review this clinical entity.

  19. Nasopharyngeal carcinomas: from biology to clinic; Les carcinomes du nasopharynx: de la biologie a la clinique

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    Rivera, S.; Maingon, P. [Centre Georges-Francois-Leclerc, Dept. de Radiotherapie, 21 - Dijon (France); Keryer, C.; Busson, P. [Institut Gustave-Roussy, CNRS/UMR 8126, 94 - Villejuif (France)

    2005-02-15

    Nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC) are very different from other head and neck cancers because of their specific multi-factorial etiology and their geographic distribution. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is implicated in onco-genesis of NPC in association with genetic alterations such as inactivation of the p16/Ink4, p19/ARF, RASSFI or Blu genes. Tumoral tissues include a very abundant characteristic lymphoid infiltrate. Inflammatory cytokines are produced by both malignant and infiltrating cells. There is no efficient immune response against the tumor. On the opposite, infiltrating lymphocytes might play a role in tumor development. Serological methods and detection of circulating viral DNA are expected to become useful for early detection of relapse and on a longer term for primary screening. NPC are often diagnosed at a late stage because patients may remain asymptomatic for a long time. Computed tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are complementary for the initial evaluation. Positron emission tomography (PET) is efficient for the evaluation of treatment efficiency and detection of relapses. Treatment is based on radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Their optimal use needs to be evaluated by phase III trials but positive results have been obtained by concomitant association of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Targeted therapies are being studied with strategies based on disruption of viral latency, use of replicative adeno-viruses or anti-tumor vaccination. (author)

  20. Small bowel obstruction caused by peritoneal immunoglobulin G4-related disease mimicking carcinomators: Case report

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    We hereby report a case of diffuse pelvic peritoneal involvement by immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD). Numerous pelvic masses and nodules showing delayed enhancement on enhanced abdominal CT were found to congregate in the pelvic organs of a 57-year-old female presenting with intestinal subocclusion. The differentiation between peritoneal IgG4-RD and pelvic peritoneal carcinomatosis was only made by histopathology and immunohistochemistry performed after surgical resection. Autoimmune pancreatitis represents the historical prototype of IgG4-RD, but the spectrum of manifestations involving various organs has expanded during the last decade. In this report, we shortly review this clinical entity.

  1. Metastase axillaire d'un carcinome papillaire de la thyroïde: à propos d'un cas

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    El Khiati, Rhizlane; Ouaissi, Laila; Rouadi, Sami; Abada, Redallah; Mahtar, Mohamed; Roubal, Mohamed; Janah, Abdellah; Essaadi, Mustapha; Kadiri, Fatmi

    2013-01-01

    Les métastases axillaires dans le cadre d'un cancer de la thyroïde sont extrêmement rares. Plusieurs hypothèses expliquent ce drainage. Nous rapportons le cas d'un patient de 78 ans ayant pour antécédents chirurgicaux une lobo-isthmectomie en 1987, puis une totalisation chirurgicale en 1997 non documentés, admis en septembre 2008 pour exploration d'une masse latéro-cervicale gauche. Le reste de l'examen clinique révèle la présence de multiples adénopathies axillaires bilatérales. La biopsie e...

  2. Traitement des carcinomes du larynx par radiothérapie radicales avec ou sans chimiothérapie: résultats et facteurs pronostiques

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    Shehata, Emad

    2009-01-01

    Le but de cette étude est d'examiner l'impact de l'envahissement des différents sous-sites du larynx sur les résultats oncologiques lors du traitement de cancers laryngés avec la radiothérapie ± chimiothérapie. Pour cela, une étude rétrospective de patients consécutifs traités aux HUG entre 1996-2005 par cette modalité a été entreprise. Nos résultats montrent que les stades T avancés, une atteinte de la commissure antérieure et de la sous-glotte sont associés à une survie et contrôle local mo...

  3. Stereotactic radiation therapy and selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma; Radiotherapie stereotaxique et radiotherapie interne selective du carcinome hepatocellulaire

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    Bujold, A.; Dawson, L.A. [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610, University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2C1 (Canada)

    2011-02-15

    Recent technological advances allow precise and safe radiation delivery in hepatocellular carcinoma. Stereotactic body radiotherapy is a conformal external beam radiation technique that uses a small number of relatively large fractions to deliver potent doses of radiation therapy to extracranial sites. It requires stringent breathing motion control and image guidance. Selective internal radiotherapy or radio-embolization refers to the injection of radioisotopes, usually delivered to liver tumors via the hepatic artery. Clinical results for both treatments show that excellent local control is possible with acceptable toxicity. Most appropriate patient populations and when which type of radiation therapy should be best employed in the vast therapeutic armamentarium of hepatocellular carcinoma are still to be clarified. (authors)

  4. Radio-embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma; Traitement des carcinomes hepatocellulaires par injection intra-arterielle de radio-isotopes

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    Raoul, J.L. [Departement d' oncologie medicale, centre Eugene-Marquis, rue de la bataille Flandres-Dunkerque, CS 44229, 35042 Rennes cedex (France); Inserm U911, centre Eugene-Marquis, CS 44229, 35042 Rennes cedex (France); Edeline, J.; Pracht, M.; Boucher, E. [Departement d' oncologie medicale, centre Eugene-Marquis, rue de la bataille Flandres-Dunkerque, CS 44229, 35042 Rennes cedex (France); Rolland, Y. [Departement d' imagerie medicale, centre Eugene-Marquis, CS 44229, 35042 Rennes cedex (France); Garin, E. [Inserm U911, centre Eugene-Marquis, CS 44229, 35042 Rennes cedex (France); Departement d' imagerie medicale, centre Eugene-Marquis, CS 44229, 35042 Rennes cedex (France)

    2011-02-15

    Hepatocellular carcinoma is now a major public health concern. In intermediate stages (one third of hepatocellular carcinoma patients), chemo-embolization is the standard of care despite a poor tolerance and a moderate efficacy. Moreover, despite recent improvements, this technique seems in a dead end. Radio-embolization could be an excellent tool for such patients. Currently {sup 131}I-Lipiodol, {sup 188}Re-Lipiodol, {sup 90}Y-glass or resin microspheres are available. More recent and promising data come from microspheres, but phase II and III studies are needed before drawing any conclusion. In the future, the combination of radio-embolization with systemic chemotherapy or targeted agents (particularly anti-angiogenic drugs) seems very promising. (authors)

  5. Radiothérapie externe accélérée postopératoire des carcinomes épidermoïdes localement évolués de la sphère ORL : étude prospective de phase II

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    Zouhair, A; COUCKE, Philippe; Azria, D.; Pache, P.; Stupp, R.; Moeckli, R.; Mirimanoff, R O; Ozsahin, M.

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    Abstract Purpose. – To assess the feasibility and efficacy of accelerated postoperative radiation therapy (RT) in patients with squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Patients and methods. – Between December 1997 and July 2001, 68 patients (male to female ratio: 52/16; median age: 60-years (range: 43–81) with pT1-pT4 and/or pN0-pN3 SCCHN (24 oropharynx, 19 oral cavity, 13 hypopharynx, 5 larynx, 3 unknown primary, 2 maxillary sinus, and 2 salivary gland) were incl...

  6. Reirradiation by Cyberknife of head and neck carcinomas; Reirradiation par Cyberknife de carcinomes de la tete et du cou

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    Balajouza Kanoun, S.; Lacornirie, T.; Coche Dequeant, B.; Mirabel, X.; Lefebvre, J.L.; Lartigau, E. [Centre Oscar-Lambret, Univ. de Lille-2, Dept. Universitaire de Radiotherapie, 59 - Lille (France)

    2007-11-15

    In spite of local treatment the local defeat is a problem in O.R.L. cancerology. It has been demonstrated that some recurrences or second cancers in beforehand irradiated area could be sterilized by a new irradiation of high dose after perfect definition of the volume to treat and the certainty that recurrence will be localized.Numerous works have allowed to underline that a part of patients, with an O.R.L. recurrence can be treated again with curative aim with survival rate about 20 to 20 % at three years. The objective of this study was to test with a phase two study, the validation of a stereotaxic type reirradiation by Cyberknife associated to Cetuximab. (N.C.)

  7. [Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea. Treatment by combined laser therapy and surgery].

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    Azorin, J; Lamberto, J F; Personne, C; Larmignat, P; Khellaf, M; Kemeny, J L; De Saint Florent, G

    1987-01-01

    In the group of adenomas of the trachea and bronchi, cystic adenocarcinomas or cylindromas are malignant tumours, whose outcome is much slower than those of the usual type of cancer. An unusual case is reported in which treated was firstly carried out with laser therapy and then surgery. PMID:3035657

  8. Carcinoma adenóide cístico: relato de caso = Adenoid cystic carcinoma: case report

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    Palmeiro, Mariana Reuter et al.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O carcinoma adenóide cístico é uma neoplasia maligna rara de crescimento lento, caracterizado prognóstico reservado, devido a sua agressividade e grande potencial recidivante. A lesão é mais prevalente em pacientes na faixa etária entre 50 e 70 anos, sendo incomum em jovens. O artigo relata um caso de carcinoma adenóide cístico de glândulas salivares menores localizado no palato duro em pacientes com 26 ano, do sexo masculino que foi encaminhado para tratamento no Serviço de Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço.

  9. Prevalence of Microorganisms and Immunoglobulins in Children with Tonsillar Hypertrophy and Adenoiditis

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    Henrique Prestes, Miramontes; Djalma José, Fagundes; Julia Coelho Lima e, Jurgielewicz; Haroldo Prestes, Miramontes Neto; Renan Gianotto de, Oliveira; Gustavo Gianotto de, Oliveira; Maria Rosa Machado de, Souza.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Benign idiopathic tonsillar hypertrophy (HBI) may affect a child's quality of life and sleep. Several studies have sought to relate the clinical features of HBI with the infectious and/or immunologic changes that occur. Objective: To increase the knowledge of the etiology of HBI. [...] Data Synthesis: From 2012 to 2013 we conducted a retrospective observational study of 101 children with HBI who underwent tonsillectomies at Ambulatory ENT General Hospital of the East Zone of São Paulo City, a region with a poor socioeconomic population. Preoperative serologic results were available to confirm mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus, anti-streptolysin O (ASLO) and immunoglobulins. The mean patient age was 5.8 years (55% male, 45% female). Using the Mann-Whitney U test, we identified significant gender differences in the parameters of immunoglobulins (Ig) M (IgM), IgA, and IgE. Forty-seven percent of the patients had increased ASLO levels, and 37% had increased IgE levels. Conclusion: An evaluation of a patient's serologic parameters and laboratory results may be relevant to the etiology and prevention of HBI. Based on the results obtained from the study sample, the identification of etiologic agents and causative factors remain a public health challenge that affects the quality of life of children.

  10. Analysis of the economic impact of cystic echinococcosis in Spain / Analyse de l'impact économique de l'échinococcose kystique en Espagne / Análisis del impacto económico de la hidatidosis en España

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    Christine, Benner; Hélène, Carabin; Luisa P, Sánchez-Serrano; Christine M, Budke; David, Carmena.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar las pérdidas económicas totales ocasionadas por la hidatidosis humana y animal en España en 2005. MÉTODOS: Los datos sobre la incidencia anual de la hidatidosis se obtuvieron a partir de los registros de vigilancia epidemiológica y de los mataderos. Los datos sobre el tratamiento y [...] la pérdida de productividad (humana y animal) relacionada con la enfermedad se obtuvieron a partir de la literatura científica. Los costes directos fueron los asociados al diagnóstico, el tratamiento quirúrgico o farmacológico, la atención médica y la hospitalización en humanos, y los decomisos de vísceras infectadas en animales de abasto (ganado ovino, caprino, bovino y porcino). Los costes indirectos comprendieron la pérdida de productividad en humanos y la reducción de las tasas de crecimiento, fecundidad y producción de leche en el ganado. Para representar la incertidumbre asociada a los parámetros analizados se utilizó el método del hipercubo latino. RESULTADOS: Las pérdidas económicas totales atribuibles a la hidatidosis humana y animal fueron estimadas en 148 964 534 euros (€) (intervalo de credibilidad del 95%, IC95%: 21 980 446-394 012 706). Las pérdidas estimadas de origen humano fueron de € 133 416 601 (IC95%: 6 658 738-379 273 434), y de € 15 532 242 (IC95%: 13 447 378-17 789 491) las de origen animal. CONCLUSIÓN: La hidatidosis es una zoonosis desatendida que en España sigue constituyendo un problema de salud humana y animal. Son necesarios datos más exactos sobre la prevalencia de la hidatidosis en humanos (sobre todo en los casos no diagnosticados o asintomáticos) y mejores métodos para calcular la pérdida de productividad en animales. La hidatidosis sigue afectando a ciertas zonas de España pese a las varias campañas de control emprendidas desde 1986. Dada la gran carga económica de la hidatidosis, es necesaria una mayor financiación para reducir las tasas de infección humana y animal mediante mejoras en la vigilancia de la enfermedad, el tratamiento periódico de los perros y la cooperación entre organismos oficiales. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To estimate the overall economic losses due to human and animal cystic echinococcosis (CE) in Spain in 2005. METHODS: We obtained data on annual CE incidence from surveillance and abattoir records, and on CE-related treatment and productivity losses (human and animal) from the scientific [...] literature. Direct costs were those associated with diagnosis, surgical or chemotherapeutic treatment, medical care and hospitalization in humans, and condemnation of offal in livestock (sheep, goats, cattle and pigs). Indirect costs comprised human productivity losses and the reduction in growth, fecundity and milk production in livestock. The Latin hypercube method was used to represent the uncertainty surrounding the input parameters. FINDINGS: The overall economic loss attributable to CE in humans and animals in 2005 was estimated at 148 964 534 euros (€) (95% credible interval, CI: 21 980 446-394 012 706). Human-associated losses were estimated at €133 416 601 (95% CI: 6 658 738-379 273 434) and animal-associated losses at €15 532 242 (95% CI: 13 447 378-17 789 491). CONCLUSION: CE is a neglected zoonosis that remains a human and animal health concern for Spain. More accurate data on CE prevalence in humans (particularly undiagnosed or asymptomatic cases) and better methods to estimate productivity losses in animals are needed. CE continues to affect certain areas of Spain, despite several control initiatives since 1986. Given the high economic burden of CE, additional funding is needed to reduce human and animal infection rates through improved disease surveillance, regular treatment of dogs and greater cooperation between agencies.

  11. [Role of type IV collagene and type IV collagenase in the invasion and metastasis of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma].

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    Shi, H; He, R; Lin, G

    1997-08-01

    Using immunohistochemical ABC method, the authors studied the distribution of type IV collagen and type IV collagenase in 25 cases ACC. The result showed type IV collagen was found in vascular and epithelial basement membrance, and in partly cyst of sieve-like and tubular pattern, and in cytoplasm of tumor cell. Type IV collagenase was detected in membrance and cytoplasm of tumor cell. Expression of type IV collagen and type IV collagenase were correlated with pathologic type, TNM stage and metastasis. Much positive staining of type IV collagen was found in sieve-tubular pattern, early stage of TNM and without metastasis, but much positive staining of type IV collagenase was found in solid pattern, later stage of TNM and metastasis. The result suggested that the loss of type IV collagen and over-expression of type IV collagenase may be markers of malignance of ACC. PMID:11480001

  12. Apport de la pathologie intégrative dans l'identification de biomarqueurs dans les carcinomes pulmonaires non à petites cellules : pathologie intégrative et cancer du poumon

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    Ilie, Marius Ionut

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    Le cancer pulmonaire non à petites cellules (CNPC) est la première cause de décès par cancer dans le monde. Ce cancer est souvent découvert tardivement, il est agressif, et il est chimio-résistant. La découverte de biomarqueurs pourraient représenter une percée majeure pour la prise en charge de ces patients, en facilitant le diagnostic, le pronostic et orienter vers le choix du traitement le plus approprié. Nous avons exploré plusieurs aspects liés à la progression tumorale dans le but d'ide...

  13. Trans-arterial chemo-embolization and conformal radiotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma; Chimioembolisation et radiotherapie de conformation dans le traitement du carcinome hepatocellulaire

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    Merle, P. [Service d' hepatogastroenterologie, hopital de l' Hotel-dieu, 1, place de l' Hopital, 69002 Lyon (France); Inserm U871, equipe ' Oncogenese hepatique et hepatites virales' , 151, cours Albert-Thomas, 69003 Lyon (France); Universite Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, IFR62 Lyon-Est, 8, avenue Rockefeller, 69008 Lyon (France); Mornex, F. [Departement de radiotherapie-oncologie, centre hospitalier Lyon-Sud, chemin du Grand-Revoyet, 69310 Pierre-Benite (France); equipe ' Ciblage therapeutique par les agents physiques' , EA 37-38, universite Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, 43, boulevard du 11-Novembre-1918, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex (France)

    2011-02-15

    Hepatocellular carcinoma is a poor prognosis tumour. The potential curative therapeutic options are ortho-topic liver transplantation, surgical resection and radiofrequency ablation. Unfortunately, only a minority of patients (around 20%) are eligible for these techniques. Thus, patients can benefit from palliative options, such as trans-arterial chemo-embolization (TACE) or sorafenib that bring only modest benefit on survival. Conformal radiotherapy allows delivering high dose radiation within a precise tumour volume while sparing the surrounding liver parenchyma. As employed in mono-therapy, conformal radiotherapy is highly efficient for small size hepatocellular carcinoma (< 5 cm). Above 5 cm, its efficacy is more limited but its association with TACE gives spectacular rates of complete responses. Controlled phase 2 or 3 trials are urgently warranted to define its indications in the therapeutic algorithm of hepatocellular carcinoma. (authors)

  14. COMPARISON AND EVALUATION OF VALUE OF THYROGLOBULIN LEVEL IN SERUM AND 1-131 WHOLE BODY SCAN (1-131 WBS IN PATIENTS WITH DIFFERENTIATED THYROID CARCINOM

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    A. Vakili

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    Full Text Available This study was done in research institute of nuclear medicine from 1988-1992 for evaluation of the value of serum thyroglobulin level in comparison with 1-131 whole body scan (1-131 WBS in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. 204 patients who had total or near total thyroidectomy treated with 1-131 were evaluated in this study. Out of 204 patients 136 did not have regional or distant metastases. 68 patients had recurrence and metastases in which 42 cases showed good correlation between hTG and 1-131 WBS. In 14 cases with recurrence and metastases only 1-131 WBS was diagnostic and in 12 cases hTG was diagnostic while 1-131 WBS was negative. With the help of other diagnostic modolities such as Tl-201, chest X-ray biopsy and repeated 1-131 WBS during 5 years of follow-up regional recurrence and metastases were diagnosed. Serum hTG level for diagnosis of recurrence and metastases hud a sensitivity of 79.4%, specificity 90.4% and accuracy of 86.8% while 1-131 WBS had sensitivity of 82.3%, accuracy of 94.1% and specificity of 100%.  

  15. Amputación interescapulotorácica por cromomicosis y carcinoma epidermoide / Amputation interscapulothracique pourchr4omomycose et6 carcinome épidermoide / Interscapulothoracic amputation by chromomycosis and epidermoid carcinoma

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    Hiralio, Collazo Álvarez; Eridán, González Velázquez; Andrés G, Pardillo Morales; Stephen Yecc, Collazo Marín.

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Paciente del sexo masculino y blanco de 74 años de edad, con lesión dermatológica hiperpigmentada y verrucosa de más de 25 años de evolución en codo y antebrazo izquierdo; asimismo posee otra de piel en forma de coliflor y cuya evolución es reciente. Ambas presentaron diagnóstico histopatológico de [...] cromomicosis. El tratamiento inicial fue la exéresis con margen oncológico de la lesión en forma de coliflor y la electrofulguración, curetaje del resto de la lesión y tratamiento antimicótico. En un período de 5 meses el enfermo presenta evolución tórpida con toma del estado general y elefantiasis del miembro superior izquierdo hasta región supraclavicular que obliga a realizarle amputación interescapulotorácica por la técnica de Berger para mejorar la calidad de vida. El diagnóstico histopatológico de los paquetes ganglionares resecados mostró metástasis de un carcinoma epidermoide. Abstract in english The case of a 74-year-old white male patient with a hyperpigmented and verrucose dermatological injury of more than 25 years of evolution in his left elbow and forearm is reported. He also has another cauliflower-like skin injury of recent evolution. Both presented histopathological diagnosis of chr [...] omomycosis. The initial treatment was exeresis with oncological margin of the cauliflower-like injury and electrofulguration, curettage of the rest of the injury and antimycotic treatment. In 5 months, the patient had a torpid evolution with taking of the general state and elephantiasis of the upper left extremity to the supraclavicular region that led to the interscapulothoracic amputation by Berger’s technique to improve his quality of life. The histopathological diagnosis of the resected ganglionar packages showed metastasis of an epidermoid carcinoma.

  16. Age influence on naso-pharynx carcinomas prognosis after chemoradiotherapy; Influence de l'age sur le pronostic des carcinomes nasopharynges apres chimioradiotherapie

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    Thariat, J.; Peyrade, F.; Marcy, P.Y.; Guevara, N.; Dassonville, O.; Doglio, A.; Benezery, K.; Ortholan, C.; Bensadoun, R.J.; Santini, J. [Centre Antoine-Lacassagne, 06 - Nice (France)

    2009-10-15

    The recurrence modes were not different before and after seventy years. The conformal radiotherapy in classical fractionation can be realised for subjects over 70. The triplets are not easily used in chemotherapy of induction after 70 years, as the concomitant chemotherapy by cisplatin. The optimization perspectives include targeted therapies, and the lympho-therapy anti-Epstein-barr virus, especially in the aged subpopulations. (N.C.)

  17. Choanal stenosis: a rare complication of radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma; Stenose choanale post-radique: une complication rare de la radiotherapie des carcinomes nasopharynges

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    Bonfils, P.; Preobrajenski, N. de [Universite Rene-Descartes, Hopital Europeen Georges-Pompidou, Service d' ORL et de Chirurgie Cervicofaciale, Faculte de Medecine Paris-Descartes, 75 - Paris (France); Florent, A. [Cabinet d' ORL, 75 - Paris (France); Bensimon, J.L. [Cabinet de radiologie, 75 - Paris (France)

    2007-05-15

    Choanal stenosis is usually a congenital anomaly in children. Acquired choanal stenosis after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a very rare pathology; only two publications report seven cases in the literature. We describe the clinical history, preoperative evaluation, surgical treatment and outcome of a case of acquired choanal stenosis after radiotherapy. The patient, a 56-year-old woman, presented with a history of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (T2- NO-MO) one year before that had been successful treated with radiotherapy (68 Gy). At the end of radiotherapy, she complained of complete nasal obstruction, anosmia and hearing loss due to a bilateral serous otitis media. Bilateral complete choanal stenosis was confirmed by endoscopy and CT scan. Functional endoscopic surgery was performed, and nasal stents were left in place for 3 weeks. One year after, the patient have good airflow, and a patent nasopharynx without choanal stenosis. In conclusion, choanal stenosis is an unusual complication of radiotherapy that can be successfully treated with trans-nasal endoscopic resection. (authors)

  18. Pseudo-angiomatous liver metastasis of thyroid medullary carcinoma: multimodality diagnostic approach; Metastase hepatique pseudoangiomateuse d'un carcinome medullaire de la thyroide: approche diagnostique multimodalite

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    Imperiale, A.; Keomany, J.; Rust, E.; Constantinesco, A. [CHU de Strasbourg, Service de biophysique et medecine nucleaire, 67 (France); Greget, M. [CHU de Strasbourg, Service de radiologie 1, 67 (France); Chabrier, G.; Goichot, B. [CHU de Strasbourg, Service de medecine interne, endocrinologie et nutrition, 67 (France); Detour, J. [CHU de Strasbourg, Service de radiopharmacie, 67 (France); Pessaux, P. [CHU de Strasbourg, Service de chirurgie generale, hepatique et endocrinienne, 67 (France)

    2010-07-01

    Purpose: Illustrate the result of the diagnosis by multimodality imaging (MRI, scintigraphy {sup 123}I-Mibg, PET/CT{sup 18}F-F.D.G. and {sup 18}F-F DOPA) with liver metastasis looking like a single angioma in a patient with atypical medullary thyroid carcinoma. Conclusions: Angiomas must be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of liver metastasis of endocrine tumors, particularly in the case of small injuries where it may be difficult to differentiate a peripheral nodular contrast enhancement of a globular enhancement characteristics of angiomas. (N.C.)

  19. Inoperable metastatic giant basal cell trunk carcinoma: radiotherapy can be useful; Carcinome basocellulaire geant du tronc metastatique inoperable: la radiotherapie peut etre utile

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    Mania, A.; Durando, X.; Lapeyre, M. [Centre Jean-Perrin, Clermont-Ferrand (France); Barthelemy, I. [CHU Estaing, Clermont-Ferrand (France)

    2011-10-15

    The authors evoke some characteristics of the basal cell carcinoma (slow evolution, local morbidity) and report and discuss the case of a giant basal cell trunk carcinoma, associated with several symptoms (pain, bleeding, anaemia), already metastatic at the moment of diagnosis, and locally treated by irradiation. Due to its size and expansion, this carcinoma was considered as inoperable. An external radiotherapy has been performed and resulted in a significant clinical tumour reduction. But the metastatic risk is high in such cases. Radiotherapy is then a therapeutic option for a local treatment with a durable efficiency. Short communication

  20. Hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: retrospective study of 149 treatments in curative aimed; Carcinome epidermoide de l'hypopharynx: etude retrospective de 149 traitements a visee curative

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    Oueslati, Z.; Zeglaoui, I.; Touati, S.; Gritli, S.; Ladgham, A. [Institut Salah-Azaiz, Service de Chirurgie Carcinologique et ORL, Tunis (Tunisia); Nasr, C.; Benna, F. [Institut Salah-Azaiz, Service de Radiotherapie, Tunis (Tunisia); Boussen, H. [Institut Salah-Azaiz, Service de Chimiotherapie, Tunis (Tunisia); Mokni, N.; Gamoudi, A.; El-May, A. [Institut Salah-Azaiz, Service de d' Immunohistochimie, Tunis (Tunisia)

    2004-12-01

    Purpose. - Hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is associated to one of the most unfavorable prognosis among the cancers of the head and neck. The purpose of this study is to analyze its therapeutic modalities in the Salah-Azaiz Institute (Tunis) and to compare their results. Patients and method. - This retrospective study concerns 271 hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas, compiled in the Carcinologic Surgery Department of Head and Neck of the Salah-Azaiz Institute over a period of 25 years (from 1977 to 2002). The average age of the patients was of 56 years; sex-ratio was on average of 1.2 (man/woman). The indication of a curative treatment was initially retained for 149 (55%) patients, who were the only ones retained for the analysis of results. Results. - We retained the indication of a protocol including surgery and post-operating radiotherapy for 26.2% of the patients. Post-operation mortality rate was 5.1%; the operating rate of morbidity was 46.2%. For 13.5% of the patients, post-operating radiotherapy was permanently interrupted because of a gradual deterioration of the patients' health in the course of treatment. We retained the indication of exclusive radiotherapy for 59.7% of the patients. The average age was of 56 years and the sex-ratio of 1.2. The external radiotherapy was conventional. Radiotherapy had to be permanently interrupted in progress in 32.6% of cases on account of an deterioration of the patients' health; the rate of morbidity of the radiotherapy was 33.3%. We indicated a protocol of conservation of organ with induction chemotherapy for 21 patients (14.1%). The average age was of 53 years (28-65 years) and sex-ratio (man/woman) of 0.5. The global survival was 25.5% at one year, 18.1% at two years, 11.4% at three years and 7.4% at five years. All the patients selected for chemotherapy died in the course of treatment. The rates of survival in two and five years according to protocols surgery-radiotherapy and exclusive radiotherapy were respectively: 21.5 and 12%, and 18.3 and 10%. The difference between the rates of survival of this two protocols is not significant (P =0.08). Conclusion. - Although the induction chemotherapy entails a particularly high death rate in our series, the association surgery-radiotherapy and the exclusive radiotherapy seem to be similarly efficient for the treatment of the hypopharyngeal carcinoma. (author)

  1. Gene expression profiles of papillary and annaplastic thyroid carcinomas

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    Delys, Laurent

    2007-01-01

    Les tumeurs thyroïdiennes constituent les tumeurs endocrines les plus fréquentes. Parmi celles-ci, on distingue les adénomes, tumeurs bénignes et encapsulées, et les carcinomes, tumeurs malignes. Ceux-ci sont eux-mêmes subdivisés, principalement sur base histologique, en carcinomes papillaires ou folliculaires, qui conservent certaines caractéristiques de différenciation des cellules thyroïdiennes initiales dont ils dérivent, et qui peuvent évoluer en carcinomes anaplasiques, totalement dédif...

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    Full Text Available ... Adenoids Coblation Assisted Tonsillectomy (Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2/23/2004) Diabetes Mellitus Diabetic Eye Problems ... Adenoids Coblation Assisted Tonsillectomy (Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2/23/2004) Endocrine System Adrenal Gland Cancer ...

  3. Hypertrophy, Tonsillar (Enlarged Tonsils) (For Parents)

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  4. Radio-induced glioblastoma and myxoma after treatment of undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasopharynx; Glioblastome et myxome radio-induits apres traitement d'un carcinome indiffencie du nasopharynx

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    Daoud, J.; Ben Salah, H. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Habib-Bourguiba, Service de Carcinologie-Radiotherapie, Sfax (Tunisia); Kammoun, W.; Ghorbel, A.; Drira, M.M. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Habib-Bourguiba, Service ORL, Sfax (Tunisia); Frikha, M. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Habib-Bourguiba, Service de Carcinologie Medicale, Sfax (Tunisia); Jlidi, R. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Habib-Bourguiba, Lab. d' Anatomo-Pathologie, Sfax (Tunisia); Besbes, M.; Maalej, M. [Institut Salah-Azaiz, Service de Carcinologie-Radiotherapie, Tunis (Tunisia)

    2000-12-01

    Radio-induced tumor have been known for a long time to occur after treatment of cancer during childhood. This entity is exceptional following radiotherapy of the cavum. Skull and facial osteosarcoma were described after treatment of UCNT. We report two observations of radio-induced tumors arising respectively three and seven years after treatment of UCNT. The first one is a temporo-parietal glioblastoma and the second is a rhino- and pharyngeal myxoma. The two patients are alive after treatment of the second tumor. The delay of appearance of these tumors, their situation in the field's irradiated and dose received suggests their radioinduced nature. However, the cytogenetic study is necessary to confirm the implication of radiotherapy in the genesis of these cancers. (authors)

  5. Sentinel lymph node detection in oropharynx and oral cavity; Interet de la detection du ganglion sentinelle dans les carcinomes epidermoides de la cavite buccale et de l'oropharynx

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    Chesnay, E.; Bouvard, G. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, 14 - Caen (France); Benateau, H.; Halley, A.; Compere, J.F. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Service de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale et Stomatologie, 14 - Caen (France); Babin, E.; Bequignon, A. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Service de d' Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie et Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale, 14 - Caen (France); Comoz, F. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Service d' Anatomo-Pathologie, 14 - Caen (France)

    2004-03-01

    The sentinel lymph node (SLN) is the first lymph node draining the tumour. Aim of the study: To determine the negative predictive value of the SLN in the NO or NI squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the oral cavity or the oropharynx. Materials and method: SLN localization firstly requires a lymphoscintigraphy which is realised after four injections of radiolabelled colloids around the tumour. This scintigraphy allows a cutaneous marking of the SLN. Per operative detection of the SLN is performed with a detection probe. Results: One or more SLN have been localized in 20 of the 21 patients. No SLN was found in one patient whose tumour was a recurrence. (T2 NO MO) of a SCC of the oropharynx irradiated 3 years before. The failure rate of the method is 4,8% (1 false negative in 21 patients) and the false negative rate is 12,5% (1 false negative in 8 positive patients). This false negative patient had a T3 NO MO SCC of the oropharynx with a SLN found in level III, deep lateral cervical group. The neck dissection revealed one positive node in level lb, submandibular group, and 27 other nodes, all negative. The probability for the whole neck dissection to be negative when the SLN is negative (negative predictive value), is 92,3% (12/13) in our study. Conclusion: Our patient population is too small to obtain statistically significant conclusions. A maximum of 2 % of false negative patients is necessary to apply this method and avoid complete neck dissection in NO and NI tumours of the the oral cavity and the oropharynx with a negative SLN. (author)

  6. Retrospective study of patients treated for a carcinoma of the vocal chords by exclusive irradiation; Etude retrospective de patients traites pour un carcinome des cordes vocales par irradiation exclusive

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    Servagi Vernat, S.; Bontemps, P.; Bosset, J.F. [Service de Radiotherapie-oncologie, 25 - Besancon (France); Pozet, A.; Mercier, M. [Laboratoire de Biostatistique, 25 -Besancon (France)

    2007-11-15

    The objectives of this study are to evaluate the tumor local control, the survival, the acute and delayed toxicity after exclusive radiotherapy for a vocal chords carcinoma. This study confirms the literature data. At distance, it appears that the rate of second cancer is the vital element. Also, it would be interesting to make a prospective analysis of the voice quality before and after radiotherapy. (N.C.)

  7. Epidermoid carcinomas of the anal canal treated with definitive radiation therapy in a series of 305 patients; Carcinomes epidermoides du canal anal traites par irradiation a visee curative: a propos de 305 patients

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    Deniaud-Alexandre, E.; Touboul, E.; Huang, R.; Qu, S.H.; Pene, F.; Schlienger, M. [Hopital Tenon, Service d' Oncologie-Radiotherapie, 75 - Paris (France); Tiret, E.; Parc, R. [Hopital Saint-Antoine, Service de Chirurgie Digestive, 75 - Paris (France); Sezeur, A. [Hopital des Diaconesses, Service de Chirurgie Generale, 75 - Paris (France); Houry, S. [Hopital Tenon AP-HP, Service de Chirurgie Digestive, 75 - Paris (France); Gallot, D. [Groupe Hospitalier Bichat-Claude-Bernard, Service de Chirurgie Generale et Digestive B, 75 - Paris (France)

    2003-08-01

    Purpose. - To identify prognostic factors and treatment toxicity in a series of epidermoid cancers of the anal canal without evident metastasis. Patients and methods. - Between June 1972 and January 1997, 305 patients (pts) were treated with curative-intent radiation therapy (RT). The T-stages according to the 1987 UICC classification were: 26 T1, 141 T2, 104 T3, and 34 T4. There were 49 pts with nodal involvement at presentation. Pretreatment anal function scoring according to our in-house system was: 22 scored 0, 182 scored 1, 74 scored 2, 7 scored 3. 11 scored 4, and 9 not available pts. The treatment started with external beam RT (EBRT) in 303 pts (median dose: 45 Gy). After a rest period of 4 to 6 weeks, a boost of 20 Gy was delivered by EBRT in 279 pts and by interstitial {sup 192}Ir brachytherapy (Bcy) in 17 pts. Seven pts received only one course of EBRT (mean dose: 49.5 Gy) and 2 pts were treated with interstitial {sup 192}Ir Bcy alone (55 and 60 Gy, respectively). concomitant chemotherapy (5-fluoro-uracil and either mitomycin C or cisplatin) was delivered to 19 pts. Mean follow-up was 103 months. Results. - At the end of RT local tumor clinical complete response (cCR) rate was 80%. Out of 61 non responders or local progressive tumors 27 (44%) were salvaged with abdomino-perineal resection (APR). The rate of local tumor relapse (LR) was 12%. Out of 37 LTR, 20 (54%) were salvaged with APR and one with interstitial {sup 192}Ir Bcy. The overall local tumor control (LC) rate with or without salvage local treatment was 84%. LC rate with a good anal function scoring (score 0 and 1) was 56.5%0. Among 181/186 available pts who preserved their anus, 94% had a good anal function scoring. For a subgroup of 15 pts with length tumor <2 cm-N0, the LC rate after the end of RT was 100% the LC rate with or without local salvage treatment was 100%, and among 13 available pts who preserved their anus, the anal function scoring was good in 12 pts (92%). The 10-years disease-free survival was 74%. After multivariate analysis, 3 independent predicting factors significantly influenced the disease-free survival: gap duration between 2 courses of RT (>38 days vs {<=}38 days, P=0.0025), pretreatment anal function scoring (0 vs 1 vs 2 vs 3 vs 4, P =4.4 10{sup -6}), and cCR after the end of RT (no complete response vs complete response, P =2.5 10{sup -14}). Conclusion. - We confirm excellent results with RT in T1 and T2 lesions. However, chemoradiotherapy should be preferred to improves survival free. of colostomy with a good anal sphincter function for tumors more than or equal to 2 cm in length and locally advanced tumors. (author)

  8. Retrospective study of the local control and the cosmetic result of 147 face carcinomas after interstitial brachytherapy; Etude retrospective du controle local et du resultat cosmetique de 147 carcinomes de la face apres curietherapie interstitielle

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    Ducassou, A.; David, I.; Bonnet, J.; Delannes, M. [Institut Claudius-Regaud, Service de Radiotherapie, 31 - Toulouse (France)

    2009-10-15

    The purpose was to evaluate retrospectively the local control rate and the cosmetic results for patients that received an interstitial brachytherapy for a base or spino-cellular carcinoma of face orifices areas. The interstitial brachytherapy by iridium 192 is an excellent alternative to surgery in the skin carcinomas of the face, as well at the level of local control as the cosmetic and functional results. (N.C.)

  9. Significado clínico-patológico das expressões citofotométricas do Ki-67 e Caspase-3 no carcinoma de células escamosas do esôfago Clinicopathologic significance of the Ki-67 and Caspase-3 cytophotometric expressions in the esophageal squamous cell carcinomal

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: A escolha da forma de tratamento do carcinoma de células escamosa de esôfago ainda hoje é orientada pelo estadiamento tumoral, onde as características histopatológicas do tumor são o maior determinante. Parale-lamente, desenvolvem-se estudos para entender o comportamento da biologia tumoral por método imunoistoquímico de quantificação manual, avaliando a ati-vidade proliferativa ou apoptótica do tecido em análise. As desvantagens conti-das no modo manual fizeram surgir e desenvolver método computadorizado de análise de imagem. OBJETIVOS: Verificar as expressões dos marcadores KI-67 e Caspase-3 e correlacioná-las com as características clínico-patológicas do tumor. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 29 blocos parafinados provenientes de pa-cientes portadores de carcinoma de células escamosas de esôfago submetidos à esofagectomia e pertencentes a acervos de laboratórios de patologia. Proce-deu-se preparo das lâminas por técnica imunoistoquímica convencional. A quantificação da imunorreatividade às proteínas Ki-67 e Caspase-3 foi realizada pelo software de análise de imagem computadorizada SAMBA (Systeme d'Analyse Microphotometrique a Balayage Automatique através do índice de marcagem encontrado. RESULTADOS: Predominaram na amostra o sexo mascu-lino (82,7%; maiores de 50 anos; tumores moderadamente diferenciados (68,98%; estágio III (72,42%; lesões >3cm e localizadas no ? inferior do ór-gão. Os índices médios de marcagem identificados foram de 62,05% para o Ki-67 e 86,06% para a Caspase-3, e não mostraram correlação com as caracterís-ticas clínico-patológicas como sexo, idade, estadiamento tumoral, grau de pro-fundidade da lesão e comprometimento linfonodal. Houve significante diferença de expressão do Ki-67 entre os graus histológicos (P=0,047 e correlação entre os índices dos marcadores estudados (r=0,41 e P =0,032. CONCLUSÃO: Na presente investigação as atividades das proteínas estudadas se mostraram in-tensas sendo que a da Caspase-3 foi superior ao Ki-67 mas sem correlação com as características clínico-patológicas.BACKGROUND: The esophageal squamous cell carcinoma treatment strategy is still based on the tumor staging, where tumor histopathologic charac-teristics are the major determinants. In parallel, studies have been developed in order to better understand the tumor biology using immunohistochemical meth-ods with manual quantification evaluating the proliferative and apoptotic activi-ties of the cells. The disadvantages related to the manual method rose the de-velopment of computerized ways to do the image analysis. OBJETIVES: To verify the expressions of the markers Ki-67 (proliferative and Caspase-3 (apoptotic and to correlate them with the clinic and pathologic characteristics of the tumor. METHODS: Twenty-nine paraffin embedded blocks were studied, each one con-taining tissue samples from patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma submitted to esophagectomies. The clinic and pathological data were obtained from histopathologic informations and from medical records. The slides were prepared following the routine immunohistochemical method until the point to utilize the specific antibodies (MIB-1 and CPP32. Positive quantification of the immunoreactivity to the proteins Ki-67 and Caspase-3 was performed by the software for computerized image analysis SAMBA (Systeme d' Analyse Micro-photometrique a Balayage Automatique. Statistical analysis was done having P3cm; and lesions located in the lower third of the organ. The mean score indexes found were 62.05% for Ki-67 and 86.06% for Caspase-3 and there was no correlation with the clinic or pathologi-cal characteristics as gender, age and tumor staging. There was significant dif-ference of Ki-67 expression among the histological grades (P=0.047 and corre-lation between the evaluated indexes (r=0.41 and P=0.032. CONCLUSION: The protein expressions were high and the Caspase-3 protein activity was higher than the Ki-67, without correlation with clinic or pathological characteris

  10. Significado clínico-patológico das expressões citofotométricas do Ki-67 e Caspase-3 no carcinoma de células escamosas do esôfago / Clinicopathologic significance of the Ki-67 and Caspase-3 cytophotometric expressions in the esophageal squamous cell carcinomal

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    Gilmar Pereira, Silva; Osvaldo, Malafaia; Ronaldo Máfia, Cuenca; Jurandir Marcondes, Ribas-Filho; Paulo Afonso Nunes, Nassif; Carmen Australia Paredes Marcondes, Ribas; Jorge Luiz de Matos, Zeve.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: A escolha da forma de tratamento do carcinoma de células escamosa de esôfago ainda hoje é orientada pelo estadiamento tumoral, onde as características histopatológicas do tumor são o maior determinante. Parale-lamente, desenvolvem-se estudos para entender o comportamento da biologia tumora [...] l por método imunoistoquímico de quantificação manual, avaliando a ati-vidade proliferativa ou apoptótica do tecido em análise. As desvantagens conti-das no modo manual fizeram surgir e desenvolver método computadorizado de análise de imagem. OBJETIVOS: Verificar as expressões dos marcadores KI-67 e Caspase-3 e correlacioná-las com as características clínico-patológicas do tumor. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 29 blocos parafinados provenientes de pa-cientes portadores de carcinoma de células escamosas de esôfago submetidos à esofagectomia e pertencentes a acervos de laboratórios de patologia. Proce-deu-se preparo das lâminas por técnica imunoistoquímica convencional. A quantificação da imunorreatividade às proteínas Ki-67 e Caspase-3 foi realizada pelo software de análise de imagem computadorizada SAMBA (Systeme d'Analyse Microphotometrique a Balayage Automatique) através do índice de marcagem encontrado. RESULTADOS: Predominaram na amostra o sexo mascu-lino (82,7%); maiores de 50 anos; tumores moderadamente diferenciados (68,98%); estágio III (72,42%); lesões >3cm e localizadas no ? inferior do ór-gão. Os índices médios de marcagem identificados foram de 62,05% para o Ki-67 e 86,06% para a Caspase-3, e não mostraram correlação com as caracterís-ticas clínico-patológicas como sexo, idade, estadiamento tumoral, grau de pro-fundidade da lesão e comprometimento linfonodal. Houve significante diferença de expressão do Ki-67 entre os graus histológicos (P=0,047) e correlação entre os índices dos marcadores estudados (r=0,41 e P =0,032). CONCLUSÃO: Na presente investigação as atividades das proteínas estudadas se mostraram in-tensas sendo que a da Caspase-3 foi superior ao Ki-67 mas sem correlação com as características clínico-patológicas. Abstract in english BACKGROUND: The esophageal squamous cell carcinoma treatment strategy is still based on the tumor staging, where tumor histopathologic charac-teristics are the major determinants. In parallel, studies have been developed in order to better understand the tumor biology using immunohistochemical meth- [...] ods with manual quantification evaluating the proliferative and apoptotic activi-ties of the cells. The disadvantages related to the manual method rose the de-velopment of computerized ways to do the image analysis. OBJETIVES: To verify the expressions of the markers Ki-67 (proliferative) and Caspase-3 (apoptotic) and to correlate them with the clinic and pathologic characteristics of the tumor. METHODS: Twenty-nine paraffin embedded blocks were studied, each one con-taining tissue samples from patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma submitted to esophagectomies. The clinic and pathological data were obtained from histopathologic informations and from medical records. The slides were prepared following the routine immunohistochemical method until the point to utilize the specific antibodies (MIB-1 and CPP32). Positive quantification of the immunoreactivity to the proteins Ki-67 and Caspase-3 was performed by the software for computerized image analysis SAMBA (Systeme d' Analyse Micro-photometrique a Balayage Automatique). Statistical analysis was done having P3cm; and lesions located in the lower third of the organ. The mean score indexes found were 62.05% for Ki-67 and 86.06% for Caspase-3 and there was no correlation with the clinic or pathologi-cal characteristics as gender, age and tumor staging. There was significant dif-ference of Ki-67 expression among the histological grades (P=0.047) and corre-lation between the evaluated indexes (r=0.41 and P=0.032). CONCLUSION: The protein expressions were high and the Caspase-3 protein activity was higher than the Ki-67, without correlat

  11. Nasopharynx carcinoma treatment: from the conventional radiotherapy to the conformal radiotherapy with intensity modulation; Traitement du carcinome du nasopharynx: de la radiotherapie conventionnelle a la radiotherapie conformationnelle avec modulation d'intensite

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    Mokaouim, K.; Grehange, G.; Truc, G.; Peingnaux, K.; Martin, E.; Zanetta, S.; Bruchon, Y.; Bonnetain, F.; Maingon, P. [Centre Georges-Francois Leclerc, 21 - Dijon (France)

    2009-10-15

    The objective of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the impact of factors linked to the radiotherapy realisation on the local and locoregional control, the global survival, the survival without disease of patients suffering of naso-pharynx carcinoma. Conclusion: the patients suffering of a nasopharynx carcinoma treated by irradiation associated to chemotherapy have an improved global survival and an improved survival without disease. The conformal radiotherapy with or without modulated intensity reduce the risk of serous otitis, trismus and xerostomia at long term. It seems necessary to realize multi centric studies with a longer period of follow up before asserting the advantages of the I.M.R.T. in comparison to the classical and conformal technique in the treatment of naso-pharynx carcinomas. (N.C.)

  12. Interest of a treatment combined by radioimmunotherapy and Avastin 1 in a murine model of thyroid medullary carcinoma; Interet d'un traitement combine par radioimmunotherapie et Avastin1 dans un modele murin de carcinome medullaire de la thyroide

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    Salaun, P.Y.; Bodet-Milin, C.; Paris, F.; Frampas, E.; Sai Maurel, C.; Faivre Chauvet, A.; Barbet, J.; Kraeber Bodere, F. [Unite Inserm U892, Brest, (France)

    2009-05-15

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency and the toxicity of the association radioimmunotherapy and bevacizumab on a murine model grafted by the human line T.T. of thyroid medullar cancer. After results it appears that in pretreatment, bevacizumab (Avastin) improves the efficiency of radioimmunotherapy without increasing the toxicity face the radioimmunotherapy alone. (N.C.)

  13. Interest of the SPECT-CT hybrid imaging in the management of thyroid differentiated carcinomas; Interets de l'imagerie hybride TEMP-TDM dans la prise en charge des carcinomes differencies de la thyroide

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    Menemani, A.; Mebarki, M.; Slama, A.; Meghelli, S.; Lachachi, B.; Krim, M.; Berber, N. [CHU Tlemcen, Service de medecine nucleaire (Algeria)

    2010-07-01

    Purpose: Images merging, associating SPECT and CT, integers functional and anatomical data. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the SPECT contribution coupled to CT in our daily practice of the management thyroid differentiated carcinomas. Conclusions: SPECT/CT merging got by a hybrid system allows a better anatomical location and improves the diagnostic value of examination in the extension assessment of thyroid differentiated carcinomas. (N.C.)

  14. Re-irradiation combined with local hyperthermia of unresectable nodal recurrences of head and neck epidermoid carcinomas. Reirradiation combinee a une hyperthermie locale des recidives ganglionnaires inoperables des carcinomes epidermoides des voies aerodigestives superieures

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    Prevost, B.; Mirabel, X. (Centre de Lutte Contre le Cancer Oscar-Lambret, 59 - Lille (France)); Giaux, G. (Clinique Medicale Bourgogne, 59 - Lille (France)); Chive, M. (Lille-1 Univ., 59 - Villeneuve-d' Ascq (France)); Sozanski, J.P.; Gombert-Leveque, C.

    1993-01-01

    From 1985 to 1989, we treated, in a phase II clinical trial, 50 isolated unresectable nodal recurrences of head and neck epidermoid carcinomas in previously irradiated fields. The median diameter of these nodes was 4.5 cm (3-6 cm). Local hyperthermia was achieved in all patients with a 13.56 MHz radio frequency capacity system. A hyperthermia session was carried out for 60 min just after each radiation treatment, twice a week. The median total number of sessions was 17 (10-20). Radiation therapy (electron beams) was administered with the aim of avoiding damage to previously irradiated tissues. The dose per fraction at the point of maximum dose was 4 Gy (the target dose at 90% depth was 3.6 Gy). The mean target total dose at 90% depth was 54 Gy (32-60). With this combined treatment, the overall response rate was 88% without toxicity. A local control (NED) was observed in 18/50 (36%) patients. The 2-year survival rate for this group was 27% (Kaplan Meier). The acute toxicity was mild in spite of the fact that these patients had previously received radiation treatment. The late reactions were not markedly exacerbated as compared to the initial situation. Radiation therapy combined with local hyperthermia seems to be a safe form of treatment for these unresectable and isolated nodal recurrences of head and neck carcinomas.

  15. Preoperative scintigraphic detection of lung metastases of a follicular thyroid carcinoma associated with hyperthyroidism; Detection scintigraphique preoperatoire de metastases pulmonaires d'un carcinome vesiculaire de la thyroide associe a une hyperthyroidie

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    Biyi, A.; Oufroukhi, Y.; Doudouh, A. [Hopital Militaire d' Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat Instituts, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, Rabat (Morocco); Baizri, H.; El Quatni, M. [Hopital Militaire d' Instruction Mohammed V, Service d' Endocrinologie, Rabat (Morocco); Al Bouzidi, A. [Hopital Militaire d' Instruction Mohammed V, Service d' Anatomie Pathologique, Rabat (Morocco)

    2009-10-15

    Preoperative accumulation of radioiodine in metastases of thyroid carcinoma and its association with hyperthyroidism are uncommon. We report a case of 58-year-old woman with follicular thyroid carcinoma revealed by thyrotoxicosis caused by a hot nodule, and bilateral pulmonary uptake of I-131 before total thyroidectomy. Despite four ablative doses of I-131, bone metastases were identified and the patient died 42 month after the initial diagnosis. (authors)

  16. The place of radiotherapy in muco-epidermoid carcinomas of salivary glands in child; Place de la radiotherapie dans les carcinomes mucoepidermoides des glandes salivaires de l'enfant

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    Thariat, J. [Centre Antoine-Lacassagne, Nice (France); Temam, S. [Institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif (France); Orbach, D. [Institut Curie, Paris (France); Nicollas, R.; Penicaud, M. [Hopital La Timone, Marseille (France); Toussaint, B. [CHU, Nancy (France); Makeieff, M. [CHU, Montpellier (France); Laprie, A. [Institut Claudius-Regaud, Toulouse (France); Castillo, L. [CHU, Nice (France); Vedrin, P. [CHC de Cannes, Cannes (France)

    2011-10-15

    As muco-epidermoid carcinomas are the most frequent tumours of salivary glands for child, the authors report the study of the role of radiotherapy. This study is based on a survey performed in 34 paediatric departments. The authors analyse the age and gender, the use of irradiation, the tumour location, the tumour grade and size, the use of surgery and of radiotherapy, and survival. Radiotherapy is beneficial for high grade tumours, but cannot be recommended for low and intermediate grades. Short communication

  17. Re-irradiation in stereotactic conditions and cetuximab for local relapses of epidermoid carcinoma of head and neck; Reirradiation en conditions stereotaxiques et cetuximab pour des recidives locales de carcinome epidermoide de la tete et du cou

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    Vasseur, F.; Comet, B.; Faivre-Pierret, M.; Coche-Dequeant, B.; Degardin, M.; Lefebvre, J.L.; Lacornerie, T.; Lartigau, E. [Departement universitaire de radiotherapie, centre Oscar Lambret, 59 - Lille (France); Universite Lille-2, 59 (France)

    2010-10-15

    The authors report a work aimed at assessing the feasibility and toxicity of a re-irradiation treatment in stereotactic conditions using CyberKnife and cetuximab in the case of local relapses of epidermoid cancers of the ORL sphere. Thirty three patients have been submitted to this treatment between June 2007 and April 2009. Although six patients died by six months, this treatment seems to be a good alternative, and presents an acceptable short-term toxicity. Further studies are needed to compare this technique to other therapeutic techniques, and to assess the risk of long term complications. Short communication

  18. Secondary mandibular fibrosarcoma after chemoradiotherapy for undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Report of a case and literature review; Fibrosarcome secondaire de la mandibule apres chimioradiotherapie pour carcinome indifferencie du nasopharynx. A propos d'une observation et revue de la litterature

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    Kochbati, L.; Besbes, M.; Benna, F.; Maalej, M. [Institut Salah Azaiz, Service de Radiotherapie, Tunis (Tunisia); Boussen, H.; Ben Ayed, F. [Institut Salah Azaiz, Service de Medecine, Tunis (Tunisia); Gritli, S.; Ladgham, A. [Institut Salah Azaiz, Service de Chirurgie ORL, Tunis (Tunisia); Saadi, A. [Institut Salah Azaiz, Service de Radiodiagnostic, Tunis (Tunisia); El May, A. [Institut Salah Azaiz, Service d' Anatomopathologie, Tunis (Tunisia)

    2001-06-01

    Secondary mandibular fibrosarcoma after chemoradiotherapy for undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Report of a case and literature review. Secondary tumours to radio- and/or chemotherapy have rarely been reported after treatment for head and neck cancers. We report a case of mandibular fibrosarcoma observed 7 years after chemoradiotherapy for undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma in a patient treated when 20 years old. (authors)

  19. Neck dissection following chemo radiation for node positive head and neck carcinomas;Place du curage ganglionnaire apres chimioradiotherapie dans les carcinomes epidermoides des voies aerodigestives superieures avec atteinte ganglionnaire initiale (nasopharynx exclu)

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    Thariat, J. [Centre de lutte contre le cancer Antoine-Lacassagne, Dept. de Radiotherapie, Oncologie, 06 - Nice (France); IBDC CNRS UMR 6543, 06 - Nice (France); Thariat, J.; Marcy, P.Y.; Bozec, A.; Peyrade, F.; Hofman, P. [Universite de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, 06 - Nice (France); Hamoir, M. [Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, UCL, Dept. de chirurgie ORL, Bruxelles (Belgium); Janot, F. [Institut Gustave-Roussy, Dept. de chirurgie ORL, 94 -Villejuif (France); De Mones, E. [CHU de Bordeaux, Dept. de chirurgie ORL, 33 - Bordeaux (France); Marcy, P.Y. [Centre de lutte contre le cancer Antoine-Lacassagne, Dept. de Radiologie, 06 - Nice (France); Carrier, P. [CHU de Nice, Dept. de Medecine Nucleaire, 06 - Nice (France); Bozec, I. [Centre de lutte contre le cancer Antoine-Lacassagne, Dept. chirurgie ORL, 06 - Nice (France); Guevara, J.; Santini, J. [CHU Pasteur, Dept. de chirurgie ORL, 06 - Nice (France); Albert, S. [CHU Bichat, Dept. de chirurgie ORL, 75 - Paris (France); Vedrine, P.O. [CHG Cannes, 06 (France); Graff, P. [Centre de Lutte Contre le Cancer Alexis-Vautrin, Dept. de chirurgie ORL, 54 - Nancy (France); Peyrade, F. [Centre de lutte contre le cancer Antoine-Lacassagne, Dept. d' Oncologie Medicale, 06 - Nice (France); Hofman, P. [CHU de Nice, Dept. de Pathologie clinique et experimentale, 06 - (France); Centre de lutte contre le cancer Antoine-Lacassagne, CHU et tumorotheque CHU-CLCC, 06 - Nice (France); Bourhis, J. [Institut Gustave-Roussy, Dept. de Radiotherapie-oncologie, 94 - Villejuif (France); Lapeyre, M. [Centre de lutte contre le cancer Jean-Perrin, Dept. de Radiotherapie-oncologie, 63 - Clermont-Ferrand (France)

    2009-12-15

    The optimal timing and extent of neck dissection in the context of chemo radiation for head and neck cancer remains controversial. For some institutions, it is uncertain whether neck dissection should still be performed up front especially for cystic nodes. For others, neck dissection can be performed after chemo radiation and can be omitted for N1 disease as long as a complete response to chemo radiation is obtained. The question is debated for N2 and N3 disease even after a complete response as the correlation between radiological and clinical assessment and pathology may not be reliable. Response rates are greater than or equal to 60% and isolated neck failures are less than or equal to 10% with current chemo radiation protocols. Some therefore consider that systematic up front or planned neck dissection would lead to greater than or equal to 50% unnecessary neck dissections for N2-N3 disease. Positron-emission tomography (PET) scanning to assess treatment response and have shown a very high negative predictive value of greater than or equal to 95% when using a standard uptake value of 3 for patients with a negative PET at four months after the completion of therapy. These data may support the practice of observing PET-negative necks. More evidence-based data are awaited to assess the need for neck dissection on PET. Selective neck dissection based on radiological assessment and preoperative findings and not exclusively on initial nodal stage may help to limit morbidity and to improve the quality of life without increasing the risk of neck failure. Adjuvant regional radiation boosts might be discussed on an individual basis for aggressive residual nodal disease with extra-capsular spread and uncertain margins but evidence is missing. Medical treatments aiming at reducing the metastatic risk especially for N3 disease are to be evaluated

  20. What extension evaluation before therapy have we to do in the nasopharynx cancers?; Quel bilan d'extension pretherapeutique faut-il faire dans les carcinomes du nasopharynx?

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    Elloumi, F.; Mnejja, W.; Siala, W.; Daoud, J. [Centre Hospitallie Universitaire Habib-Bourguiba, Service de Radiotherapie Carcinologique, Sfax (Tunisia); Hammami, B.; Ghorbel, M. [Centre Hospitallie Universitaire Habib-Bourguiba, Service ORL, Sfax (Tunisia); Frikhan, M. [Centre Hospitallie Universitaire Habib-Bourguiba, Service de Carcinologie Medicale, Sfax (Tunisia)

    2007-11-15

    NMR imaging has proved its superiority on scanography in the study of limits and tumor extension and should be the first examination. The practice of of a scanography or cervical NMR should be the best mean of ganglions evaluation. As regards the extension evaluation at distance, it is recommended to require systematically a thorax radiograph and a bone scintigraphy for any patient. The liver echography is rather indicated among male patients, aged between 40 and 45 and having a stage 3 lymph node (according to the U.I.C.C. 1997 classification). (N.C.)

  1. Prospective study of accelerated postoperative radiation therapy in patients with squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck; Radiotherapie externe acceleree postoperatoire des carcinomes epidermoides localement evolues de la sphere ORL: etude prospective de phase 2

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    Zouhair, A.; Coucke, P.A.; Azria, D.; Moeckli, R.; Mirimanoff, R.O.; Ozsahin, M. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV, Service de Radio-Oncologie, Lausanne (Switzerland); Azria, D. [Centre Regional de Lutte Contre le Cancer Val-d' Aurelle-Paul-Lamarque, Dept. d' Oncologie- Radiotherapie, 34 - Montpellier (France); Pache, P. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV, Service d' ORL, Lausanne (Switzerland); Stupp, R. [Centre hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV, Centre Pluridisciplinaire d' Oncologie Medicale, Lausanne (Switzerland)

    2003-08-01

    Purpose. - To assess the feasibility and efficacy of accelerated postoperative radiation therapy (RT) in patients with squamous-cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Patients and methods. - Between December 1997 and July 2001, 68 patients (male to female ratio: 52/16; median age: 60-years (range: 43-81)) with pT1-pT4 and/or pN0-pN3 SCCHN (24 oropharynx, 19 oral cavity, 13 hypopharynx, 5 larynx, 3 unknown primary, 2 maxillary sinus, and 2 salivary gland) were included in this prospective study. Postoperative RT was indicated because extra-capsular infiltration (ECT) was observed in 20 (29%), positive surgical margins (PSM) in 20 (29%) or both in 23 patients (34%). Treatment consisted of external beam R 66 Gy in 5 weeks and 3 days. Median follow-up was 15 months. Results. -According to CTC 2.0, acute morbidity was acceptable: grade 3 mucositis was observed in 15 (22%) patients, grade 3 dysphagia in 19 (28%) patients, grade 3 skin erythema in 21 (31%) patients with a median weight loss of 3.1 kg (range: 0-16). No grade 4 toxicity wa observed. Median time to relapse was 13 months; we observed only three (4%) local and four (6%) regional relapses, whereas eight (12%) patients developed distant metastases without any evidence of locoregional recurrence. The 2 years overall-, disease-free survival, an actuarial locoregional control rates were 85, 73 and 83% respectively. Conclusion.- The reduction of the overall treatment time using postoperative accelerated RT with weekly concomitant boost (six fraction per week) is feasible with local control rates comparable to that of published data. Acute RT related morbidity is acceptable. (author)

  2. Analyse de l'expression de ERBIN et Erb-B2 dans les tumeurs cutanées non mélanocytaires

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    Lebeau, Stéphanie; Borradori, Luca

    2006-01-01

    Objectif. Examiner et comparer la distribution tissulaire et les niveaux d'ERBIN et d'Erb-B2 dans la peau normale et dans certaines tumeurs cutanées non-mélanocytaires. Méthode. Quinze cas de carcinomes basocelluaires (BCC), 12 cas de carcinomes spinocellualires (SCC) et 5 cas de kératoacanthome (KA) ont été analysés par immunohistochimie avec des anticorps contre ERBIN et Erb-B2. Résultats. Dans les tissus sains, la co-localisation des molécules est observée, mais varie avec la différenciati...

  3. Analyse de l'expression de ERBIN et Erb-B2 dans les tumeurs cutanées non mélanocytaires

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    Lebeau, Stéphanie

    2005-01-01

    Objectif. Examiner et comparer la distribution tissulaire et les niveaux d'ERBIN et d'Erb-B2 dans la peau normale et dans certaines tumeurs cutanées non-mélanocytaires. Méthode. Quinze cas de carcinomes basocelluaires (BCC), 12 cas de carcinomes spinocellualires (SCC) et 5 cas de kératoacanthome (KA) ont été analysés par immunohistochimie avec des anticorps contre ERBIN et Erb-B2. Résultats. Dans les tissus sains, la co-localisation des molécules est observée, mais varie avec la différenciati...

  4. Ulcere de Marjolin: complication redoutable des sequelles de brûlures

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    Ouahbi, S.; Droussi, H.; Boukind, S.; Dlimi, M.; Elatiqi, O.K.; Elamrani, M.D.; Benchamkha, Y.; Ettalbi, S.

    2013-01-01

    L’ulcère de Marjolin désigne la transformation maligne d’une cicatrice de brûlure ou de toute autre plaie ou ulcération chronique. Le type histologique prédominant reste le carcinome épidermoïde, et il est caractérisé par son agressivité locale, des métastases plus fréquentes, un risque de récurrence et une mortalité plus importante que les carcinomes épidermoïdes classiques. Notre travail est une étude rétrospective portant sur 21 cas d’ulcère de Marjolin, colligés au service de chirurgie pl...

  5. Cancer métaplasique du sein: à propos d'un cas

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    Babahabib, Moulay Abdellah; Chennana, Adil; Hachi, Aymen; Kouach, Jaoud; MOUSSAOUI, DRISS; Dhayni, Mohammed

    2014-01-01

    Les carcinomes métaplasiques du sein sont des tumeurs rares. Ils constituent un groupe hétérogène de tumeurs définis selon l'organisation mondiale de la santé comme étant un carcinome canalaire infiltrant mais comportant des zones de remaniements métaplasiques (de type épidermoïde, à cellules fusiformes, chondroïde et osseux ou mixte), qui varient de quelques foyers microscopiques à un remplacement glandulaire complet. Les aspects cliniques et radiologiques ne sont pas spécifiques. Le traitem...

  6. Carcinoma adenoescamoso do colo uterino mimetizando carcinoma adenóide basal: relato de um caso e revisão da literatura Adenosquamous carcinoma of the cervix mimicking adenoid basal carcinoma: case report and review of the literature

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    Álvaro Piazzeta Pinto; Luiz Roberto Maia

    2007-01-01

    O carcinoma adenoescamoso do colo uterino é definido como um tumor que contém uma mistura de células malignas com diferenciação escamosa e glandular. A literatura salienta a importância de se fazer esse diagnóstico, uma vez que, quando os componentes não são bem diferenciados ou não se encontram evidentes na amostra analisada, esse tumor pode ser erroneamente interpretado como carcinoma escamoso ou adenocarcinoma. O presente trabalho descreve a apresentação pouco comum de um carcinoma adenoes...

  7. Laryngeal adenoidcystic carcinoma

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    1979-01-01

    Full Text Available A 72 year old male patient was admitted with complaints of dyspnoeaa of two months? duration. On local examination of ?he larynx, a polypoidal growth was seen in the sub glottis. Biopsy report was adenoid cystic carcinoma. Total laryngectomy was carried out. Post-operative course was uneventful. Occurrence of adenoid cystic carcinoma in the region of sub glottis is rare.

  8. Impact of additional cervical dedicated {sup 18}FDG-PET-CT on the management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; Impact therapeutique de l'acquisition cervicale dediee en [{sup 18}F]-FDG-TEP-TDM sur la prise en charge des carcinomes epidermoides de la tete et du cou

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    Queneau, M.; Tourdias, T.; Guyot, M.; Allard, M.; Fernandez, P. [CHU Pellegrin-Tripode, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, 33 - Bordeaux (France); Houliat, H. [CHU Pellegrin-Tripode, Service d' Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie et de Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale du Pr Bebear, 33 - Bordeaux (France)

    2008-09-15

    Aim of the study: To investigate the therapeutic impact of additional cervical dedicated {sup 18}F.D.G.-PET-CT on the management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (H.N.S.C.C.). Materials and methods: Thirty patients with H.N.S.C.C. underwent a [{sup 18}F]-F.D.G.-PET-CT standard, whole-body scan completed by a cervical dedicated protocol. Two physicians blindly reviewed the exams and the results were discussed with surgeons to determine the therapeutic impact of the dedicated protocol. Result: Among 30 patients, only four (13%) discordant results were registered by the both observers, and two more by only one observer (k = 0.75, S.D. = 0.08). As to the four patients: 1) a N0 staged patient on whole body (W.B.) exam was upstaged to N2b in cervical PET (obese patient, whole-body exam with poor quality), 2) for a second patient, no node was described on whole-body scan, but one lymph node in each cervical chain was observed in focused PET, with low standardized uptake value (S.U.V. value), 3) in the other two cases, cervical PET scan upstaged from N2a to N2b and from N2a to N2c (S.U.V. < 3), without any influence on treatment management. Conclusion: Our results show that additional cervical dedicated PET-CT does not modify the management of patients with H.N.S.C.C. when compared to whole-body PET-CT, except for particular obese or N0 patients, allowing to reduce patient CT radiation dose and time-consuming PET acquisition. (authors)

  9. Tolerance and efficacy of conformal radiotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients. Results of the French RTF1 phase 2 trial; Tolerance et efficacite de la radiotherapie de conformation en cas de carcinome hepatocellulaire chez le patient cirrhotique. Resultats de l'essai de phase II RTF1

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    Mornex, F.; Girard, N.; Wautot, V.; Khodri, M. [Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud, Dept. de Radiotherapie-Oncologie, 69 - Pierre-Benite (France); Merle, P.; Kubas, A.; Trepo, C. [Hopital de l' Hotel-Dieu, Service d' hepatogastroenterologie, 69 - Lyon (France); Beziat, C. [Hopital de l' Hotel-Dieu, Dept. de Radiologie, 69 - Lyon (France)

    2005-11-15

    Purpose. - While some patients presenting with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) benefit from curative therapies (transplantation, surgery, percutaneous ablation), others are only candidates for palliative options such as chemo-embolization or symptomatic care. Although conventional external-beam radiotherapy of the liver is regarded as little efficient and potentially toxic in cirrhotic patients, 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (CRT), by decreasing the amount of normal liver included in the radiation portal, allows dose escalation to occur without increasing the risk of radiation-induced hepatitis. This trial was designed to assess the efficacy and tolerance of CRT for small-size HCC in cirrhotic patients. Patients and methods. - Prospective phase II trial including stage A/B cirrhotic patients with small-size HCC not suitable for curative treatments; CRT consisted in a standard fractionation radiation, with a total dose of 66 Gy. Results. - Twenty-seven patients were included, 15 of whom had previously been treated for HCC; mean age was 68. Among the 23 assessable patients, 18 (78%) presented with complete response, 3 (13%) with partial response, and 2 with no response. Acute complications occurred in 24 patients, and were mainly acceptable (grade 1/2: 22 patients, grade 3/4: 11 patients, 4 (15%) of whom had clinical and/or hematological toxicities). Only 2 (9%) grade 3/4 clinical and/or hematological late toxicities are reported. Conclusion. - CRT is a non-invasive curative technique highly suitable for small-size HCC in cirrhotic patients; further investigations are needed to compare it to the other available treatments, and to integrate it into the curative therapeutic algorithm of HCC. (author)

  10. Intra-arterial injection of lipid nano-capsules charged in rhenium-188, for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinomas among the rat; Injection intra-arterielle de nanocapsules lipidiques chargees en rhenium-188, pour le traitement des carcinomes hepatocellulaires chez le rat

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    Vanpouille, C.; Lacoeuille, F.; Hindre, F. [Inserm U646, Angers, (France); Roux, J. [service commun animalerie, hospitalo-universitaire, Angers, (France); Aube, C. [service de radiologie, CHU d' Angers, (France); Oberti, F. [service de gastro-enterologie et hepatologie, CHU d' Angers, (France); Lejeune, J.J.; Couturier, O. [service de medecine nucleaire, CHU d' Angers, (France)

    2009-05-15

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the therapy efficiency of the {sup 188}Re incorporated in the middle of lipid capsules (N.C.L. {sup 188}Re-S.S.S.) on a hepato carcinoma model of rat. The preliminary results are encouraging and show the efficiency of a single injection of N.C.L.{sup 188}Re-S.S.S. in a hepato carcinoma model of rat. (N.C.)

  11. First chemotherapy by docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluoro-uracil (T.P.F.) followed by concomitant chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of cavum locally evolved undifferentiated carcinomas without metastases; Chimiotherapie premiere par docetaxel, cisplatine et 5-fluoro-uracile (TPF) suivie de chimioradiotherapie concomitante dans le traitement des carcinomes indifferencies localement evolues non metastatiques du cavum

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    Sahli, B.; Bali, M.S.; Miles, I.; Djemaa, A. [CHU Benbadis, Constantine (Algeria)

    2009-10-15

    It is a prospective study in order to evaluate the feasibility and the toxicity of a chemotherapy by docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluoro-uracil followed by a concomitant chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of non metastatic locally evolved undifferentiated carcinomas of the cavum. The conclusion was despite the low number of patients in our series, the observed results show that this neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by a concomitant chemoradiotherapy in the locally evolved undifferentiated carcinomas of the cavum is feasible. however, the high acute toxicity needs the use of conformal irradiation techniques. Besides, a longer follow up is necessary to evaluate the therapy efficiency and the delayed toxicity of this protocol. (N.C.)

  12. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy for epidermoid carcinoma of the anal canal: clinical results and assessment of acute toxicity and late toxicity; Radiotherapie avec modulation d'intensite pour le carcinome epidermoide du canal anal: resultats cliniques et evaluation de la toxicite aigue et de la toxicite tardive

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    Vieillot, S.; Fenoglietto, P.; Lemanski, C.; Llacer-Moscardo, C.; Gourgou, S.; Dubois, J.B.; Ailleres, N.; Azria, D. [CRLC Val-d' Aurelle, Montpellier (France)

    2011-10-15

    As intensity-modulated conformational radiotherapy (IMRT) for epidermoid carcinomas of the anal canal presents a dosimetric advantage with respect to conventional radiotherapy, this study aims at highlighting the clinical impact of this advantage. About 70 patients have been treated by IMRT with a concomitant chemotherapy in case of locally advanced tumours. The authors indicate the dose delivered to the two different previsional target volumes (PTV), and discuss the clinical results obtained on the first 39 patients after two years in terms of acute and late toxicity. It appears that IMRT is well tolerated in terms of acute and late toxicity, allows a continuous treatment (without interruption) and dose escalation which could have an impact on clinical results on the long term. Short communication

  13. Fluoro choline({sup 18}F) has a clinical usefulness in prostate cancer and in hepatocellular carcinoma sometimes in the same patient;La fluorocholine({sup 18}F) a une utilite clinique dans le cancer de la prostate et le carcinome hepatocellulaire parfois chez le meme malade

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    Balogova, S.; Kerrou, K.; Huchet, V.; Gutman, F.; Montravers, F.; Talbot, J.N. [Universite Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Service de medecine nucleaire, hopital Tenon, AP-HP, 75 - Paris (France); Balogova, S. [Universite Comenius, Bratislava (Slovakia); Bumsel, F. [Universite Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Service d' hepato-gastro-enterologie, hopital Saint-Antoine, AP-HP, 75 - Paris (France); Nataf, V. [Hopital Tenon, AP-HP, Radiopharmacie, 75 - Paris (France); Mal, F. [Institut mutualiste Montsouris, Departement de pathologie digestive, 75 - Paris (France)

    2010-07-15

    Case report: In order to stage hepatocellular carcinoma (H.C.C.), a patient was referred to PET/CT using fluorodeoxyglucose({sup 18}F) (F.D.G.) and, if necessary, fluoro choline({sup 18}F) (F.C.H.). H.C.C. was proven by biopsy of a hepatic mass discovered on CT performed for a biological recurrence of prostate cancer. Result: F.D.G. PET/CT did not show any anomaly. F.C.H. PET/CT was thus performed and showed various foci: the hepatic mass, a large abdominal adenopathy and an unexpected sub centimeter lung nodule. The diagnostic uncertainty mostly concerned this lung nodule which was biopsied and consisted of a metastasis of the prostate cancer. Due to the presence of two metastatic cancers, the patient's management was altered, with chemotherapy for the H.C.C. and hormone therapy for the prostate cancer. Conclusion: Several types of cancer take-up fluoro choline({sup 18}F), which is a powerful tool to detect metastases, in particular in case of rising levels of marker with a negative F.D.G. PET/CT. Even when F.D.G. PET/CT is positive, F.C.H. may reveal unexpected foci with other metabolic characteristics, although it is not specific of a given primary cancer, as well as F.D.G.. For staging of H.C.C., we thus recommend to perform PET/CT with both tracers. (authors)

  14. Concomitant bid radiotherapy with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil in unresectable carcinoma of the pharynx: 10 year's experience at the Centre Antoine Lacassagne; Radiotherapie bifractionnee et chimiotherapie par cisplatine et 5-fluoro-uracile concomitantes dans les carcinomes epidermoides localement evolues non resecables du pharynx: dix ans d'experience au centre Antoine Lacassagne

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    Magne, N.; Pivot, X.; Marcy, P.Y.; Chauvel, P.; Courdi, A.; Dassonville, O.; Possonnet, G.; Vallicioni, J.; Ettore, F.; Falewee, M.N.; Milano, G.; Santini, J.; Lagrange, J.L.; Schneider, M.; Demard, F.; Bensadoun, R.J. [Centre Antoine-Lacassagne, 06 - Nice (France)

    2001-08-01

    Patients suffering from locally advanced unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx and hypopharynx treated with radiotherapy alone have a poor prognosis. More than 70% of patients die within 5 years mainly due to local recurrences. The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Center's experience in a treatment by concomitant bid radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Evaluation was based on analysis of the toxicity, the response rates, the survival, and the clinical prognostic factors. From 1992 to 2000, 92 consecutive patients were treated in our single institution. All of them had stage IV, unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx and they received continuous bid radiotherapy (two daily fractions of 1.2 Gy, 5 days a week, with a 6-h minimal internal between fractions). Total radiotherapy dose was 80.4 Gy on the oropharynx and 75.6 Gy on the hypopharynx. Two or three chemotherapy courses of cisplatin (CP)-5-fluorouracil (5FU) were given during radiotherapy at 21 -day intervals (third not delivered after the end of the radiotherapy). CP dose was 100 mg/m{sup 2} (day 1) and 5-FU was given as 6-day continuous infusion (750 mg/m{sup 2}/day at 1. course; 430 mg/m{sup 2}/day at 2. and 3. courses). Special attention was paid to supportive care, particularly in terms of enteral nutrition and mucositis prevention by low-level laser energy. Acute toxicity was marked and included WHO grade III/IV mucositis (89%, 16% of them being grade IV), WHO grade III dermatitis (72%) and grade III/IV neutropenia (61%). This toxicity was significant but manageable with optimised supportive care, and never led to interruption of treatment for more than 1 week, although there were two toxic deaths. Complete global response rate at 6 months was 74%. Overall global survival at 1 and 3 years was 72% and 50% respectively, with a median follow-up of 17 months. Prognostic factors for overall were the Karnofsky index (71% survival at 3 years for patients with a Karnofsky index of 90-100% versus 30% for patients with a Karnofsky index of 80% versus 0% for patients with a Karnofsky index of 60-70%, p = 0.0001) and tumor location (55% at years for oropharynx versus 37% for pan-pharynx versus 28% for hypopharynx, p=0.009). These results confirm the efficacy of concomitant bid radiotherapy and chemotherapy in advanced unresectable tumor of the pharynx. The improvement in results will essentially depend on our capacity to restore in a good nutritional status the patients before beginning this heavy treatment. (author)

  15. Interest of the SPECT-CT to D.M.S.A.-V images merging in the management of thyroid medullary carcinomas; Interets de la fusion d'image TEMP-TDM au DMSA-V dans la prise en charge des carcinomes medullaires de la thyroide

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    Menemani, A.; Mebarki, M.; Slama, A.; Khellil, N.; Meghelli, S.; Lachachi, B.; Krim, M.; Merad, S.; Berber, N. [CHU Tlemcen, Service de medecine nucleaire (Algeria)

    2010-07-01

    Purpose: hybrid imaging associating SPECT and CT, integers functional and anatomical data. The aim of this communication is to present the contribution of the SPECT coupled to CT with D.M.S.A. V. in our daily practice of the medullary thyroid carcinomas management. Conclusions: the SPECT/CT got by a system of images merging allows a better anatomical location and improves the management of thyroid medullary carcinomas. (N.C.)

  16. Thyroid medullary carcinoma and PET/CT with {sup 18}F-DOPA in the post surgery follow up: preliminary results; Carcinome medullaire de la thyroide et TEP/TDM a la {sup 18}F-DOPA dans le suivi post-chirurgical: resultats preliminaires

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    Keomany, J.; Rust, E.; Constantinesco, A.; Imperiale, A. [CHU de Strasbourg, Service de biophysique et medecine nucleaire, 67 (France); Detour, J. [CHU de Strasbourg, Service de radiopharmacie, 67 (France); Chabrier, G.; Goichot, B. [CHU de Strasbourg, Service de medecine interne, endocrinologie et nutrition, 67 (France); Schneegans, O. [FNCLCC Paul-Strauss, 67 - Strasbourg (France)

    2010-07-01

    Purpose: to study the contribution of the PET/CT with {sup 18}F DOPA in the therapy follow-up of patients with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma and biological suspicion of residual disease or recurrence. Conclusions: The preliminary results show the interest of the PET/CT with {sup 18}F DOPA in the therapy follow-up and the management of patients suffering of medullary thyroid carcinoma in biological relapse. (N.C.)

  17. Check-up and follow-up of papillary and follicular thyroid carcinoma in the department of nuclear medicine at Ibn Sina hospital Rabat; Bilan et surveillance des carcinomes papillaire et vesiculaire de la thyroide dans le service de medecine nucleaire de l'hopital Ibn Sina de Rabat

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    Ben Rais Aouad, N.; Ghfir, I.; Guerrouj, H.; Fellah, S.; Rahali, J.; Ksyar, R.; Missoum, F.; Bssis, A.; Azrak, S. [CHU Ibn Sina, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, Rabat (Morocco)

    2009-10-15

    In the department of nuclear medicine at Ibn Sina university hospital. Thyroid carcinoma follow-up strategy has been modified and includes cervical ultrasonography and thyroglobulin measurement. The role of radio-iodine scanning in the management of differentiated thyroid carcinoma is decreasing. Papillary and follicular carcinoma have good prognosis but late metastases exist and can lead to death. A lifelong follow-up is therefore mandatory. The main goal of follow-up is to detect earlier persistent or recurrent disease. (authors)

  18. Comparison of the results obtained with two thyroglobulin (Tg) dosage kits in patients afflicted with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Consequences for practice; Comparaison des resultats obtenus avec deux trousses de dosage de la thyroglobuline (Tg) chez les patients atteints de carcinome differencie de la thyroide. Consequences pour la pratique

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    Muratet, J.P.; Minier, J.F.; Daver, A.; Larra, F. [Centre Paul Papin, 2, rue Moll, Angers cedex 01 (France)

    1997-12-31

    We have compared the results obtained with two thyroglobulin dosage kits after thyroidectomy for thyroid differentiated carcinoma: T1 = ELSA-HTG, CIS bio international (detection threshold: 0.5 ng/mL) and T2 = Tg IRMA, ERIA Diagnostics Pasteur (detection threshold = 0.2 ng/mL). T2 has been utilized in 2 populations presenting an undetectable Tg by T1 (< 0.5 ng/mL) in spite of presence of {sup 131}I cervical fixations: either in anti-Tg Ac absence (population P1, 102 cases) or in their presence (population P2, 16 cases). T2 has been utilized in a third population presenting Tg rates detectable by T1 (P3, 37 cases, Tg from 0.5 to 37.7 ng/mL). The dosages were performed under simulation by endogenous TSH. The following results were obtained by T2: Tg > 0.2 ng/mL 61 times of 106 (P1) and 6 times of 16 (P2), Tg > 0.2 ng/mL 45 times of 106 (P1) and 5 times of 16 (P2). For P3, Tg with T2 is always higher than Tg by T1 (average value in ng/mL, [range]: 11.2 [1.8-71] for T2 vs 4.6 [0.5-37.7] for T1; p = 0.0001), correlation coefficient (r = 0.96) and regression straight (Tg T2 = Tg T1 x 1.84 + 3.55; p = 0.0001) showing a strong correlation between T1 and T2. A Tg rate detectable or increasing by the kit T2 vs a reference obtained with kit T1 should be interpreted cautiously. The linear relation described above is applicable to values detectable and lower than 40 ng/mL by T1. For the other values (undetectable or higher than 40 ng/mL, by T1) and in case of doubt, a re-dosage of the anterior serums on tubes in serothec is necessary

  19. Evaluation of scintigraphy with {sup 111}In-labelled somatostatin in patients suspected of recurrence of thyroid differentiated carcinoma having negative {sup 131}I scintigraphy; Evaluation de la scintigraphie a la somatostatine marquee a l`indium 111 chez les patients suspects de recidive d`un carcinome differencie de la thyroide et dont la scintigraphie a l`iode 131 est negative

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    Valli, N.; Leccia, F.; Fernandez, Ph.; Guyot, M.; Ducassou, D

    1997-12-31

    Thirty percents of the patients operated of thyroid carcinoma presented in their subsequent evolution a significant increase in the thyroglobulin (Tg) level without a metastatic focus detectable by {sup 131}I whole-body scintigraphy. Indeed, making evident these focuses is necessary in order to tackle their treatment. In this clinical context we have carried out retrospectively the evaluation of somatostatin scintigraphy. Seventeen patients (12F and 5M) of average age 48 years (from 26 to 76 years) presented a Tg significantly increased after treatment cessation, were subject to a scintigraphy associated to a cervico-thoracic tomography at 24 h after the injection of somatostatin (SS). All of them were subject to a osseous scintigraphy, a cervical echography by a scanner and/or to a cervical-thoracic MRI. The SS was positive in 5 patients, to a perfect concordance with the other conventional imaging techniques (CIT) in 3 cases. For the other two positive SS, in one case the SS has shown a cerebral focus which escaped to the other CIT, but was not able to evidence known osseous lesions, while in the other case a cervical localization was not find out by SS. As a matter of fact, in two patients the SS was negative while the CIT was positive. Finally, in 10 patients all the examinations remained negative. Hence, according to our experience the SS appear to be less contributive then the CIT

  20. Thyroid medullar carcinoma and therapy follow up with the help of PET/T.D.M. with {sup 18}F-DOPA: about four cases; Carcinome medullaire de la thyroide et suivi therapeutique a l'aide de la TEP-TDM a la 18F-DOPA: a propos de quatre cas

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    Imperiale, A.; Ben-sellem, D.; Keomany, J.; Constantinesco, A. [Biophysique et medecine nucleaire, CHU de Strasbourg, (France); Detour, J.; Beretz, L. [radiopharmacie, CHU de Strasbourg, (France); Chabrier, G.; Goichot, B. [medecine interne et nutrition, CHU de Strasbourg, (France)

    2009-05-15

    The objective was to study the contribution of the PET-T.D.M. to the dihydro phenylalanine labelled with {sup 18}F ({sup 18}F-DOPA) in the therapy follow up of patients with antecedents of thyroid medullar carcinomas and suspicion of biological recurrence. In spite of the very preliminary character of these results, these first cases show the interest of the PET-T.D.M. with {sup 18}F-DOPA in the therapy follow up and the coverage of patients reached by thyroid medullar carcinoma in biological recurrence. (N.C.)

  1. Combination of radiotherapy and cetuximab for patients suffering from of an advanced and non operable epidermoid carcinoma of the ORL sphere: results and side effects; Association de radiotherapie et de cetuximab chez des patients atteints d'un carcinome epidermoide de la sphere ORL evolue non operable: resultats et effets secondaires

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    Acevedo, C.; Valette, G.; Bouchekoua, M.; Marianowski, R.; Pradier, O. [CHU Morvan, 29 - Brest (France)

    2010-10-15

    The authors report a retrospective survey of a set of locally advanced epidermoid carcinomas treated by irradiation and cetuximab. They assessed the response to the treatment, the specific survival, and the global survival as well as the tolerance. The survey is based on 31 men and 5 women suffering from different stage 4 non-metastatic advanced epidermoid carcinomas of the ORL sphere. Short communication

  2. Metastatic calcifications of hyperparathyroidism detected by M.D.P.- Tc 99 m bone scintigraphy in patients with parathyroid carcinoma: A case report; Les calcifications metastatiques de l'hyperparathyroidie identifiees par scintigraphie osseuse au M.D.P.-Tc 99 m dans le cadre du carcinome parathyroidien: a propos d'un cas

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    Doudouh, A.; Biyi, A.; Oufroukhi, Y.; Zekri, A. [Hopital Militaire Mohammed-5, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, Rabat (Morocco); Sekkach, Y. [Hopital Militaire Mohammed-5, Service de Medecine B, Rabat (Morocco)

    2008-02-15

    The authors report a case of gastric, renal, pulmonary, and myocardial uptake of M.D.P.-Tc 99 m in a patient with parathyroid carcinoma. Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism which becomes complicated during its evolution by metastatic calcifications. Metastatic calcifications are frequently located in lungs and heart. If an adequate treatment is not undertaken, these calcifications progress and evolve into severe respiratory and cardiac complications. In our patient, quasi-complete disappearance of metastatic calcifications on the follow-up bone scintigraphy, performed four weeks after surgical cure of parathyroid tumour, indicates the great interest of this examination in early identification of metastatic calcifications and monitoring of their disappearance after treatment. (authors)

  3. Radio response of the lung after treatment of the mammary carcinoma with telecaesium - correlation with the dose-time relationship. Die Strahlenreaktion der Lunge nach Behandlung des Mammakarzinoms mit Telecaesium - Zusammenhang mit der Dosis-Zeit-Beziehung

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    Baumgartner, E.; Weisz, C.; Mester, A. (Semmelweis Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Budapest (Hungary). Radiologiai Klinika Emil Weil Hospital, Budapest (Hungary). Oncoradiological Center)

    1990-12-01

    51 mamma carcinom patients underwent postoperative telecaesium irradiation (50 Gy). Chest radiograms were taken preceding the treatment and following it by eight to ten weeks. By reason of the results it can be supposed, that the unavoidable lung reaction due to radiotherapy can be decreased and partly avoided by adequate fractionation. (orig.).

  4. CGP74514A Enhances TRAIL-induced Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells by Reducing X-linked Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein.

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    Park, S.; Shim, S.M.; Nam, S.H.; And?ra, Ladislav; Suh, N.; Kim, I.

    2014-01-01

    Ro?. 34, ?. 7 (2014), s. 3557-3562. ISSN 0250-7005 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LH12202 Institutional support: RVO:68378050 Keywords : TRAIL * Apoptosis * Breast carcinom Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology Impact factor: 1.826, year: 2014

  5. Mammographic appearance of posttraumatic and postoperative leasons in the female breast simulating a tumor

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    There are posttraumatic and postoperative leasons of the female breast which caused different pictures. You see sometimes typically pictures like lipid-filled thin-walled cysts with or without calcification of the walls. On the other side, there are mammographic pictures simulating a carcinoma - a differentiation between carcinoms and fat necrosis is in these cases not possible. (orig.)

  6. Morfologické zm?ny p?i rozvoji kolorektálního karcinomu u myšího modelu indukovaného kombinovaným podáním azoxymethanu a dextransulfátu sodného.

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    Klimešová, Klára; Rossmann, Pavel; Kverka, Miloslav; Frolová, Lenka; Tlaskalová, Helena

    Hradec Králové : Bibliographia medica ?echoslovaca, 2006, s. 42-42. [Kongres ?eských a slovenských imunolog? /11./. Hradec Králové (CZ), 25.10.2006-28.10.2006] R&D Projects: GA ?R GD310/03/H147 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50200510 Keywords : colorectal carcinom * mouse model * azoxymethan Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  7. Lung-MAP Launches: First Precision Medicine Trial From National Clinical Trials Network

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    A unique public-private collaboration today announced the initiation of the Lung Cancer Master Protocol (Lung-MAP) trial, a multi-drug, multi-arm, biomarker-driven clinical trial for patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer. Squamous cell carcinom

  8. Tonsils and Tonsillectomies (For Parents)

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    ... may order a throat culture to check for strep throat. Continue About Tonsillectomies Doctors might recommend surgical removal ... Tonsillitis Enlarged Adenoids Preparing Your Child for Surgery Strep Throat Anesthesia - What to Expect Are Kids With No ...

  9. Oral Cancer Removal and Palate Reconstruction

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    Full Text Available ... up a little more and get bleeding under control a little more satisfactorily, then we can move ... second division of the trigeminal nerve toward the brain. 00:13:55 Adenoid cystic carcinoma is particularly ...

  10. Coblation Assisted Tonsillectomy

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    Full Text Available ... is chronically inflamed. NORMAN SANDERS, M.D. How long does a coblation tonsillectomy take, versus a Bovey ... SANDERS, M.D. How does the bending device work for adenoids? EARL HARLEY, M.D. You oftentimes ...

  11. Drug: D06938 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available D06938 Formula, Drug Keigairengyoto Scutellaria root [DR:D06688], Phellodendron bark [DR:D06689] ... ]) Empyema; Chronic rhinitis; Chronic adenoiditis; Acne ... Therapeutic category: 5200 Therapeutic category of ...

  12. Oral Cancer Removal and Palate Reconstruction

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    Full Text Available ... for adjustment. They do require having a foreign body in the oral cavity which must be cleaned ... second division of the trigeminal nerve toward the brain. 00:13:55 Adenoid cystic carcinoma is particularly ...

  13. Lateral cephalometry: A simple and economical clinical guide for assessment of nasopharyngeal free airway space in mouth breathers

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    Grewal, Navneet; Godhane, Alkesh V.

    2010-01-01

    Nasopharyngeal obstruction by adenoid enlargement is one of the main causes of mouth breathing. Cephalometric radiographs and rhinomanometric tests to evaluate nasal obstruction have been available for several decades. Various lines and areas have been interpreted by number of investigators to implicate the enlarged adenoid in a casual relationship with mouth breathing and the subsequent effect on vertical facial growth. The aim of this paper is to review lateral cephalometric tracing methods...

  14. Routine Electrocardiography Request in Adenoidectomy: Is it necessary?

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    Fasunla, A. J.; Onakoya, P A; Ogunkunle, O. O.; Mbam, T. T.; Nwaorgu, O. G. B.

    2011-01-01

    To evaluate the relevance of routine electrocardiographic request in pre-operative work-up of children undergoing adenoidectomy. This is a two year prospective study of children with obstructive adenoid that had adenoidectomy. This is a tertiary hospital based study at the Otorhinolaryngology Department of University College Hospital, Ibadan. Children (?12 years) with clinical and radiological evidence of an obstructive adenoid were investigated. Information obtained with an interviewer assis...

  15. Localisation humérale d'une tumeur à cellules géantes récidivantes (à propos d'un cas)

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    Nader, Youssef; Serghini, Issam; Koulali, Idrissi Khalid; Salahi, Hicham; Galwia, Farid

    2015-01-01

    Les auteurs rapportent un cas de localisation rare d'une tumeur à cellules géantes au niveau de la palette humérale du coude droit chez un militaire de 36 ans de sexe masculin, la radio standard montrait une image kystique ne soufflant pas la corticale. L'examen anatomo-pathologique a permis d’ établir le diagnostic et le traitement a fait appel: au début a une Exérèse chirurgicale totale et une greffe osseuse par un greffon iliaque de la totalité de la palette huméral qui s'est compliquée à ...

  16. Kyste hydatique du foie rompu dans la veine cave inférieure

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    Laalim, Said Ait; Ibn majdoub Hassani, Karim; Toughai, Imane; Oussaden, Abdelmalek; Kamaoui, Imane; Mazaz, Khalid; Taleb, Khalid Ait

    2011-01-01

    La rupture du kyste hydatique dans la veine cave inférieure est une complication rare et grave des kystes hydatiques hépatique. La manifestation la plus fréquente est l'embolie pulmonaire. L'hémorragie aigue intra-kystique survienne surtout en per-opératoire et elle est d’évolution dramatique. Le diagnostic est basé sur le scanner. Le traitement est chirurgical. Nous rapportons un cas clinique rare chez un patient de 38 ans, opéré en urgence pour un sepsis sur un kyste hydatique du foie compr...

  17. Analysis of the role of the gene coding the Amyloid-Precursor Protein Binding Protein 1 (APP-BP1) in the radio-sensitivity of epidermoid carcinomas of the upper aero-digestive tract infected by the human papillomavirus; Analyse du role du gene codant l'Amyloid-Precursor Protein Binding Protein 1 (APP-BP1) dans la radiosensibilite des carcinomes epidermoides des voies aero-digestives superieures infectees par le papillomavirus humain

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    Guihard, S.; Altmeyer, A.; Ramolu, L.; Macabre, C.; Abecassis, J.; Noel, G.; Jung, A.C. [Centre de lutte contre le cancer Paul-Strauss, 67 - Strasbourg (France)

    2010-10-15

    As the human papillomavirus (HPV) is at the origin of 25% of upper aero-digestive tract cancers, and as these tumours present an increased radio-sensitivity compared to other tumours, probably due to a greater transcriptional activity of p53, the authors report the study on the influence of a decrease of the expression of the APP-BP1 in these tumours which could favour a radio-induced apoptosis. By using a reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), they assessed the APP-BP1 expression levels as well as expression levels of transcriptions coding onco-proteins known to be over-expressed in HPV+ tumours. They compared the radio-sensitivities of HPV+ and HPV- cells, the first one appearing to be greater than the second one. Short communication

  18. Ulcere de Marjolin: complication redoutable des sequelles de brûlures

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    Ouahbi, S.; Droussi, H.; Boukind, S.; Dlimi, M.; Elatiqi, O.K.; Elamrani, M.D.; Benchamkha, Y.; Ettalbi, S.

    2013-01-01

    Summary L’ulcère de Marjolin désigne la transformation maligne d’une cicatrice de brûlure ou de toute autre plaie ou ulcération chronique. Le type histologique prédominant reste le carcinome épidermoïde, et il est caractérisé par son agressivité locale, des métastases plus fréquentes, un risque de récurrence et une mortalité plus importante que les carcinomes épidermoïdes classiques. Notre travail est une étude rétrospective portant sur 21 cas d’ulcère de Marjolin, colligés au service de chirurgie plastique du CHU Mohammed VI de Marrakech, avec pour but de relever les aspects épidémiologiques, thérapeutiques et évolutifs de cette pathologie. L’amélioration du pronostic nécessite non seulement un diagnostic et un traitement précoce, mais surtout une attitude préventive qui consiste en des greffes cutanées précoces et des soins réguliers de toute cicatrice de brûlure. PMID:24799850

  19. Analyse de la méthylation de l'ADN des cellules CD133+ dans le cancer du foie et son interaction avec la voie de signalisation TGF-b

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    Martin, Marion

    2013-01-01

    Au sein des tumeurs, y compris pour le carcinome hépatocellulaire (CHC), des sous-populations de cellules néoplasiques ont révélé une grande capacité à initier de nouvelles tumeurs et à induire des métastases. Les premières études sur ces cellules ont rapidement montré que la présence de ces cellules était déterminante dans le développement tumoral et elles ont donc été renommées " cellules souches cancéreuses " (CSCs). Malheureusement les mécanismes impliqués dans la maintenance de ces CSCs ...

  20. Métastases gastro-intestinales du cancer du sein: à propos de 2 cas

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    Loubna, Mezouar; Mohamed, El Hfid; Tijani, El Harroudi; Fouzia, Ghadouani; Hanane, Haj Kacem; Zouhour, Bourhaleb; Asmae, Ouabdelmoumen

    2013-01-01

    Le cancer du sein est le cancer le plus fréquent chez la femme, notamment au Maroc, avec un taux de mortalité élevé. Les métastases gastro-intestinales d'un carcinome canalaire du sein sont rares. Leur diagnostic est difficile du fait de la nature non spécifique des symptômes. Nous rapportons deux observations originales de métastases gastroduodénales d'un cancer canalaire infiltrant du sein. Les métastases gastro-intestinales du cancer du sein sont très rares; la présence de symptômes gastro...

  1. Epithéliomas basocellulaires de la face: prise en charge chirurgicale, à propos de 45 cas et revue de la literature

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    Ennouhi, Mohamed Amine; Moussaoui, Abdenacer

    2014-01-01

    L’épithélioma basocellulaire est de loin la tumeur épithéliale maligne la plus répandue. L'atteinte faciale représente plus de 65% des cas et constitue un facteur de risque de récidive. L'objectif de notre travail est de rappeler les principes et modalités du traitement chirurgical. Sur une période de douze mois, nous avons pris en charge quarante-cinq patients atteints de carcinomes basocellulaires de la face. Le traitement chirurgical comprend deux volets: -carcinologique: emportant la tume...

  2. Le rôle des cellules Natural Killer humaines dans les réponses immunes anti-tumorales

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    Fregni, Giulia

    2011-01-01

    Les cellules Natural Killer (NK) sont des effecteurs cytotoxiques impliqués dans la réponse immune contre les infections et les tumeurs. Pendant ma thèse j’ai étudié la fonctionnalité des cellules NK humaines en réponse à des lignées cellulaires de carcinome rénal à cellules claires (RCC) et de mélanome métastatique, deux tumeurs immunogènes. Nos résultats montrent que certaines mutations de VHL augmentent la susceptibilité des lignées RCC à la lyse NK. La perte de fonction de VHL corrèle ave...

  3. Rôle des facteurs génétiques dans l'évolution de la fibrose des hépatopathies chroniques alcooliques et virales C

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    Trepo, Eric

    2012-01-01

    La maladie alcoolique du foie (MAF) et l’hépatite C chronique (HCC) sont les causes les plus fréquentes de cirrhose, carcinome hépatocellulaire (CHC) et transplantation hépatique dans les pays industrialisés. La fibrose hépatique est le stigmate lésionnel de la progression de la maladie vers la cirrhose comme dans toutes les hépatopathies chroniques. Certains facteurs de risque cliniques environnementaux ont été identifiés. Toutefois, ils n’expliquent pas l’extrême variabilité individuelle de...

  4. Apport de la microscopie electronique dans la compréhension des mécanismes d'interactions entre nanoparticules et cellules biologiques

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    Rima, Wael

    2012-01-01

    Parmi les nanoparticules aptes à accompagner la radiothérapie en clinique, les nanoparticules à base d'oxyde de gadolinium paraissent pertinentes, de part leur multimodalité en imagerie et leur effet radiosensibilisant prouvé in vitro et in vivo. Cet effet de radiosensibilisation est exceptionnel notamment sur des cellules cancéreuses radiorésistantes de la lignée SQ20B (carcinome squameux tête et cou) et uniquement pour des doses modérées de nanoparticules (aux alentours de 0.6 mM en Gd). Le...

  5. Le lymphome primitif de la vessie: un cas clinique

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    Statoua, Mouad; Mokrim, Maha; El Ghanmi, Jihad; Karmouni, Tariq; El Khadir, Khalid; Koutani, Abdellatif; Attya, Ahmed Iben; Errihani, Hassan

    2014-01-01

    Les tumeurs de vessie constituent les tumeurs les plus fréquentes de l'appareil uro-génital chez l'homme, le type histologique est dominé par le carcinome urothéliale, la localisation primitive du lymphome malin est extrêmement rare et constitue souvent une surprise diagnostique quand elle est retrouvée. Nous rapportons à travers cette observation le cas d'un patient pris en charge au sein de notre formation qui a bénéficié, suite a un bilan d'hématurie objectivant une formation bourgeonnante...

  6. Lymphangioléiomyomatose pulmonaire de révélation inhabituelle au cours d'une sclérose en plaque

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    Jaafoura, Neirouz Ghannouchi; Guigua, Ahmed; Zaghouani, Houneida; Atig, Amira; Bakir, Dajla; Khalifa, Mabrouk; Bahri, Fethi

    2015-01-01

    La lymphangioléiomyomatose pulmonaire est une pathologie rare de la femme jeune, caractérisée par une prolifération de cellules musculaires lisses immatures, aboutissant à la destruction kystique des poumons avec possibilité d’évolution vers l'insuffisance respiratoire chronique. La découverte est souvent fortuite lors de la prise en charge d'une autre pathologie pulmonaire. Son association à une sclérose en plaque n'a jamais été rapportée, de même que l'embolie pulmonaire in situ comme manifestation inaugurale. Nous rapportons l'observation d'une patiente âgée de 39 ans, suivie pour sclérose en plaque depuis 20 ans, chez qui le diagnostic d'une lymphangioléiomyomatose pulmonaire a été posé, à l'occasion d'une broncho-pneumopathie bilatérale avec une embolie pulmonaire associée motivant la réalisation d'un angioscanner thoracique. PMID:26185588

  7. Cell cycle break and apoptosis induction for the HPV-18 positive human head and neck carcinomas lines, after exposure to 5-fluorouracils and ionizing radiations:NF-kB implication in the radiosensitivity and spontaneous apoptosis; Arrets du cycle cellulaire et induction d'apoptose pour les lignees de carcinome humain de la tete et du cou HPV-18 positives, apres exposition au 5-fluorouracile et aux radiations ionisantes: implication de NF-kB dans la radiosensibilite et l'apoptose spontanee

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    Didelot, C

    2002-04-15

    The P-53 protein holds an important contribution in the control of the cell cycle as well as the apoptosis control. But in numerous cancers the P-53 protein functionality is blocked by mutations or by its gene obliteration. The distribution of cells in the cell cycle as well as the apoptosis induction have been studied after exposure to 5-Fluorouracils (5-F.U.) or ionizing radiations. The two types of stress can induce dependent P-53 apoptosis after 5-F.U. exposure and independent P-53 apoptosis after ionizing radiation exposure. The P-53 protein is not the only one to have an important part in the cell cycle and apoptosis control, the transcription factor is important as well as the cells sensitivity to a stress such ionizing radiation. This could open new approaches of increasing the biological effects of ionizing radiations. (N.C.)

  8. Prospective study of factors of prognosis of survival without disease and of global five year and ten-year survival in a series of 90 patients suffering from a stage IIB or III cervical epidermoid carcinoma which had been treated by concomitant chemo-radiotherapy; etude prospective des facteurs pronostiques de survie sans maladie et de survie globale a cinq et dix dans une serie de 90 patientes atteintes d'un carcinome epidermoide du col uterin de stade IIB ou III dont le traitement etait une chimioradiotherapie concomitante

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    Ferdi, N.; Djekkoun, R.; Aouati, E.; Chirouf, A.; Aouati, S.; Afiane, M. [CHU de Constantine (Algeria)

    2011-10-15

    The authors report the study of some factors (TNM stage, tumour size, histological sub-type and haemoglobin concentration) of survival without disease and of global survival by analyzing the files of 90 patients who had chemotherapy concomitantly with external radiotherapy (five 1,8 Gy sessions a week for four to five weeks) followed by utero-vaginal curietherapy. It appears that chemo-radiotherapy is well tolerated and that some factors very significantly affect global survival and survival without disease. Concomitant chemo-radiotherapy significantly delays the occurrence of recurrence and metastases, notably for locally advanced tumours. Short communication

  9. Coblation Assisted Tonsillectomy

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    Full Text Available ... that can promote bleeding, but regular Children’s Tylenol works just as well in most of these children. ... SANDERS, M.D. How does the bending device work for adenoids? EARL HARLEY, M.D. You oftentimes ...

  10. Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical study of a case of invasive cribriform breast carcinoma.

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    Wells, C.A.; Ferguson, D. J.

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    A case of recurrent invasive cribriform carcinoma of the breast mimicked the histological and mucin staining characteristics of adenoid cystic carcinoma. The diagnosis was based on negative immunocytochemical staining for laminin and ultrastructural evidence of luminal differentiation by cells lining the cystic spaces. Accurate characterisation of this type of breast tumour can be facilitated by retrospective immunocytochemical or ultrastructural examination, or both.

  11. Coblation Assisted Tonsillectomy

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    Full Text Available ... secondary. Primary is bleeding within the first 24 hours and secondary is bleeding beyond that, so it’s ... SANDERS, M.D. How does the bending device work for adenoids? EARL HARLEY, M.D. You oftentimes ...

  12. Correlation Between Upper Airways Obstructive Indexes in Adenotonsilar Hypertrophy with Mean Pulmonary Arterial Pressure

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Hypertrophied tonsils and adenoids may cause upper airway obstruction and cardio-pulmonary complications due to pulmonary arterial hypertension. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP and selected adenotonsilar hypertrophy indexes. Materials and Methods: Thirty two patients with upper-airway obstruction resulting from hypertrophied tonsils and adenoids were included in our study. Mean pulmonary arterial pressure was measured by a non-invasive method using color doppler echocardiography. Upper airway obstruction was evaluated by clinical OSA (obstructive sleep apnea scoring and also adenoidal-nasopharyngeal (A/N ratio in the lateral neck radiography. Results: Fifty percent of the patients with a normal OSA score, 20% of those with a suspected OSA score and also 50% of cases with OSA had pulmonary hypertension (mPAP>20mmHg which was not statistically significant  (P=0.198.  Mean Adenoidal-nasopharyngeal ratio in patients with a normal mPAP (mPAP?20mmHg was 0.61±0.048 and it was 0.75±0.09 in those with pulmonary hypertension; the difference was statistically significant (P=0.016. Conclusion: It seems that A/N ratio could be used as a predicting factor for increased mPAP in children with upper airway obstruction and a pediatric cardiologist consultation may be necessary before some surgical interventions.

  13. Examination of the reticular epithelium of the bovine pharyngeal tonsil

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    The nasopharyngeal tonsil (adenoid), located at the posterior of the nasopharynx is ideally positioned to sample antigens entering through the nasal cavity or oral cavity. Entering antigens will first contact tonsilar epithelium. To better understand the cellular composition of this important epithe...

  14. Drug: D06933 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available D06933 Formula, Drug Kikyoto Glycyrrhiza [DR:D04365], Platycodon root [DR:D06703] Adenoiditis; P ... gs in Japan [BR:br08301] 5 Crude drugs and Chinese medicine ... formulations 52 Traditional Chinese medicine s 520 ... Traditional Chinese medicine s 5200 Traditional Chinese medicine s D06933 Kikyoto ...

  15. Cancer du sein au Cameroun, profil histo-épidémiologique: à propos de 3044 cas

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    Engbang, Jean Paul Ndamba; Essome, Henri; Koh, Valère Mve; Simo, Godefroy; Essam, Jean Daniel Sime; Mouelle, Albert Sone; Essame, Jean Louis Oyono

    2015-01-01

    Décrire les caractéristiques épidémiologiques et histo-pathologiques des tumeurs malignes du sein au Cameroun. Il s'agissait d'une étude rétrospective descriptive portant sur les tumeurs malignes du sein, colligées, dans les registres des différents laboratoires d'Anatomie Pathologique publiques et privés repartis dans cinq régions (centre, littoral, Ouest, Nord-ouest, Sud-ouest), pendant une période de 10 ans (2004-2013). Les paramètres étudiés étaient la fréquence, l’âge, le sexe, la localisation, le type et le grade histologique, et les récepteurs hormonaux. Un total de 3044 cas de cancers du sein a été recensé, soit une fréquence annuelle de 304,4 cas en moyenne. Le sexe féminin était le plus représenté avec 2971 cas (97,60%) et les hommes avec 73 cas (2,40%), soit un sexe ratio (H/F) de 0,02. L’âge moyen des patients était de 46±15,87 ans, avec des extrêmes de 13 et 95 ans. Selon la localisation, le sein gauche était atteint dans 1244 cas (52%) et le sein droit dans 1115 cas (47%). Au plan histologique, on retrouvait essentiellement des carcinomes avec 96,50% des cas, des sarcomes 1,39%, des lymphomes 1,07% et la maladie de Paget du mamelon, 1,03%. Les tumeurs épithéliales étaient infiltrantes dans 2049 cas (84,46%), avec une prédominance du carcinome canalaire infiltrant (1870 cas) et non infiltrantes dans 377 cas (15,54%). Le grade histo-pronostic de SBR avait révélé une prédominance du grade II dans 66% des cas. Les cancers du sein restent une pathologie fréquente au Cameroun et atteignent principalement la population féminine en âge de procréer. Ils sont caractérisés par la prédominance du carcinome canalaire infiltrant. PMID:26523182

  16. Transoral Robotic Surgery in Treating Patients With Benign or Malignant Tumors of the Head and Neck

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    Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage 0 Hypopharyngeal Cancer; Stage 0 Laryngeal Cancer; Stage 0 Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer; Stage I Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage IVA Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVA Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVB Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVC Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Tongue Cancer

  17. Papillome inversé: étude rétrospective à propos de 22 cas

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    Chihani, Mehdi; Nadour, Karim; Touati, Mohamed; Darouassi, Youssef; Ammar, Haddou; Bouaity, Brahim

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    Le papillome inversé est une tumeur bénigne naso-sinusienne rare, marquée par une forte agressivité locale, un taux élevé de récidive après chirurgie et un risque imprévisible d'association à un carcinome épidermoïde. Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective de 22 cas de papillome inversé, colligés entre janvier 2000 et décembre 2012 au service d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et chirurgie cervico-faciale de l'hôpital militaire Avicenne de Marrakech. L'objectif de ce travail est d’étudier le profil épidém...

  18. Radiotherapy of cervical cancer. Retrospective study during january 2006 and december 2009.

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    Odetti Albóniga Colina

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    Radiotherapy Service of the University Hospital “Dr. Celestino Hernández Robau¨ located in Santa Clara, betweem january 2006 and december 2009. The population was conformed by 320 patients and for the sample were selected 169 persons taking into consideration the aleatory sample, belonging them mainly from Villa Clara province and Sancti Spiritus. They were joined according to the age (36 and 40 years . The histological type obtained was epidermoide carcinome and the clinical state IIB. A great quantity of patients showed a complete clinical answer, from the sample were 81 recidivation.

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  20. Rôle de SR-BI et CD81 dans l'entrée et l'échappement du virus de l'hépatite C

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    Zahid, Muhammad Nauman

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    Le virus de l'hépatite C (VHC) est l'une des causes majeures de cirrhose du foie et de carcinome hépatocellulaire. Au courant de la première partie de ma thèse, nous nous sommes intéressés à caractériser plus en détail le rôle de SR-BI dans l'infection par le VHC. Bien que les mécanismes impliquant SR-BI dans la liaison du virus à l'hépatocyte aient été partiellement caractérisés, le rôle de SR-BI dans les étapes suivant la liaison du VHC reste encore largement méconnu. Afin de mieux caractér...

  1. Association synchrone d'un cancer du sein bilatéral et d'une tumeur stromale gastro-intestinale: à propos d'un rare cas

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    Afif, Mohammed; Ouziane, Imane; Kouhen, Fadila; Khalil, Jihane; Elomrani, Fedwa; ElKacemi, Hanan; Kebdani, Tayeb; Errihani, Hassan; Benjaafar, Noureddine

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    Les tumeurs stromales gastro-intestinales sont les tumeurs mésenchymateuses les plus fréquentes, pourtant, leur association avec les tumeurs du sein sont rares, seulement quelques cas cliniques sont rapportés dans la littérature. Nous rapportons l'observation d'une jeune femme de 41 ans, suivie à l'institut national d'oncologie de Rabat, pour un carcinome canalaire du sein, bilatéral, chez qui le bilan d'extension a objectivé une tumeur stromale de type gastro-intestinale aux dépens de l'esto...

  2. Une tumeur rare et distincte du cancer du sein: le carcinosarcome, à propos de huit cas et revue de la littérature

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    Ghanem, Samia; Khoyaali, Siham; Naciri, Sara; Glaoui, Meriem; Mesmoudi, Mohamed; Errihani, Hassan

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    Le carcinosarcome du sein souvent appelé carcinome métaplasique du sein, est une tumeur maligne rare composée de deux lignées cellulaires distinctes, il est décrit comme un cancer du sein de type canalaire avec un composant de type sarcome. Il représente 0,08-0.2% de toutes les tumeurs malignes du sein. Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective étalée sur un an, huit cas des carcinosarcomes mammaires ont été colligés à l'Institut national d'oncologie au Maroc durant l'année 2007. La médiane d’âge é...

  3. Tumeur neuroendocrine mammaire primitive: à propos d'un cas rare

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    Laabadi, Kamilia; Jayi, Sofia; El Houari, Aziza; Tawfic, Harmouch; Bouguern, Hakima; Chaara, Hikmat; Melhouf, Abdilah; Amarti, Afaf

    2013-01-01

    Les carcinomes neuroendocrine primitifs du sein sont des tumeurs rares et représentent 2 à 5% des cancers mammaires. Nous rapportons le cas de localisation mammaire chez une patiente de 50 ans. Il s'agit d'une tumeur classée T4d N1 M0. La tumeur est suspecte radiologiquement. Une microbiopsie est réalisée. L’étude anatomopathologique et immunohistochimique est en faveur d'une tumeur neuroendocrine primitive du sein à grande cellules exprimant les récepteurs progestéroniques seulement. Vu le c...

  4. Métastase splénique d'un adénocarcinome colique - à propos d'un cas et revue de la littérature

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    EL M'Rabet, Fatima zahra; Brahmi, Sami Aziz; Rachidi, Siham; Tizniti, Siham; Amaarti, Afaf; Ait Taleb, Khalid; El mesbahi, Omar

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    L'atteinte métastatique de la rate est rare et exceptionnellement isolée. En effet, elle survient généralement dans le cadre d'une atteinte multi viscérale. Les cancers les plus pourvoyeurs de métastase splénique sont les mélanomes, les carcinomes de l'ovaire, du sein et du poumon. Dans le cancer colique, l'atteinte métastatique isolée de la rate est rare, dix cas seulement ont été décrits dans la littérature jusque-là. À travers cette revue, nous décrivons un nouveau cas présentant un adénoc...

  5. Migration intra-péritonéal d'un dispositif intra utérin diagnostiqué 20 ans après l'insertion: à propos d'un cas

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    Bouzouba, Wail; Alaoui, Fatime Zahra Fdili; Jayi, Sofia; Bouguern, Hakima; Melhouf, Moulay Abdelilah

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    Le dispositif intra-utérin (DIU) est une des méthodes contraceptives les plus efficaces et les plus utilisé à travers le monde: environ 100 millions d'utilisatrices. La perforation reste exceptionnelle âpres la pose d'un DIU cependant c'est une des complications les plus graves. Nous rapportant le cas d'une patiente de 49 ans, notion de pose de stérilet il y a 20 ans, suivie en oncologie pour un carcinome canalaire infiltrant du sein ayant bénéficiée d'un patey puis chimiothérapie adjuvante a...

  6. Male breast cancer: 22 case reports at the National Hospital of Niamey- Niger (West Africa Le cancer du sein chez l'homme: à propos de 22 cas a l'Hôpital National de Niamey- Niger (Afrique de l'Ouest

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    Nouhou Hassane

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Male breast cancer (MBC is rare. The objective of the study is to report clinicopathological characteristics, treatment patterns, and outcomes of MBC. METHODS: This study, which includes two parts (retrospective and prospective, focused on all hospitalized male patients with breast cancer during 17 years (1992–2008 with histological confirmation. RESULTS: The series included 22 patients. The mean age was 52.8 years (range: 28–80 years. MBC represented 5.7% of all breast cancers. Most patients had an advanced disease with skin ulceration and inflammation T3 (31.9% and T4 (59.1%. The majority of patients came from rural areas (63.6%. The duration of signs ranged from 1 to 7 years. Histology found infiltrating ductal carcinoma in 14 cases (63.6%, sarcoma in 3 cases (13.6%, papillary carcinoma in 2 cases (9%, and lobular carcinoma, medullar carcinoma, and mucinous carcinoma in 4.6% each of the others cases. The treatment had consisted of a radical mastectomy (Halsted or Patey in 19 cases (86.4% with axillary clearance and incomplete resection in 3 cases (13.6%. In the retrospective study follow-up of 14 patients, we lost sight of 13 patients 6 months after surgery. In the prospective study of 8 patients 10 to 36 months after mastectomy, 4 patients were deceased (50%, 4 were alive with 1 case having a local recurrence and pulmonary metastasis. CONCLUSION: The advanced clinical forms of MBC are most frequent with skin ulceration and nodal enlargement. The absence of radiotherapy and the low access of chemotherapy limited the treatment to radical mastectomy (Halsted in the majority of cases. OBJECTIF : Le cancer du sein chez l’homme (CSH est une affection rare .Le but de cette étude est de déterminer les caractéristiques clinicopathologiques, les résultats du traitement et l’évolution du CSH. Méthodologie : Il s’agit d’étude comportant 2 volets (rétrospectif et prospectif. Etaient inclus tous les patients de sexe masculin présentant un cancer de sein pendant 17 ans de 1992 à 2006 avec preuve histologique. RESULTATS : La série comportait 22 cas. L’age moyen était de 52,8 ans (Extrêmes : 28 et 80 ans. Le CSH représentait 5,7% des cancers du sein. Les tumeurs étaient cliniquement avancées avec des formes ulcéro-hémorragiques et inflammatoires T3 (31.9% and T4 (59.1%. La majorité des patients provenaient des zones rurales (63.6%. Les signes évoluaient de 1 à 7 ans. L’examen histologique a retrouvé un carcinome canalaire infiltrant dans 14 cas (63,6%, le fibrosarcome dans 3 cas (13,6%, le carcinome papillaire dans 2 cas (9% et les autres types dans 1 cas chacun (4,6% : le carcinome lobulaire, carcinome médullaire, le carcinome épidermoïde .La mastectomie radicale (Patey ou Halsted avec curage ganglionnaire axillaire été réalisée dans 19 cas (86,4%, et dans 3 cas (13,6% une exérèse incomplète. L’évolution : dans l’étude rétrospective 13 patients perdus de vue 6 mois après la mastectomie. Dans l’étude prospective après un recul de 10 à 36 mois il a été enregistré 4 décès (50% et 4 patients sont vivant et un cas avec de récidive locale et métastases hépatiques. CONCLUSION : Le CSH est rare mais non exceptionnel. Le stade est évolué au moment diagnostic et le pronostic est grave. Dans notre environnement la mastectomie radicale constitue dans la plupart des cas le seul moyen thérapeutique lié au faible accès de la radio chimiothérapie.

  7. Oral epithelial cells are susceptible to cell-free and cell-associated HIV-1 infection in vitro

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    Epithelial cells lining the oral cavity are exposed to HIV-1 through breast-feeding and oral-genital contact. Genital secretions and breast milk of HIV-1-infected subjects contain both cell-free and cell-associated virus. To determine if oral epithelial cells can be infected with HIV-1 we exposed gingival keratinocytes and adenoid epithelial cells to cell-free virus and HIV-1-infected peripheral blood mononuclear cells and monocytes. Using primary isolates we determined that gingival keratinocytes are susceptible to HIV-1 infection via cell-free CD4-independent infection only. R5 but not X4 viral strains were capable of infecting the keratinocytes. Further, infected cells were able to release infectious virus. In addition, primary epithelial cells isolated from adenoids were also susceptible to infection; both cell-free and cell-associated virus infected these cells. These data have potential implications in the transmission of HIV-1 in the oral cavity

  8. Long-term prognosis of maxillary sinus malignant tumor patients treated by fast neutron radiation therapy

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    From 1976 through 1990, 19 patients with maxillary sinus malignant tumor were treated with combination therapy consisting of maxillectomy and radiation of fast neutron. Fast neutron radiotherapy was performed at National Institute of Radiological Sciences. Eight patients had adenoid cystic carcinomas, three patients squamous cell carcinomas, one patient a carcinoma in pleomorphic adenoma, four patients fibrosarcomas, one patient osteosarcoma, one patient chondrosarcoma and one patient rhabdomyosarcoma. Fast neutron therapy after/before surgery was effective in fresh cases with T2-3N0M0 adenoid cystic carcinomas and sarcomas (except for fibrosarcoma). Nine patients were alive more than three years after treatment. And serious complications of fast neutron radiation therapy appeared in six of these nine patients. Visual impairment of opposite side occurred in four patients. Bone necrosis occured in one patient and brain dysfunction in one patient. (author)

  9. Assessment of nasal obstruction with flexible nasal endoscopy

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    Objective was to report the value of nasal endoscopy as an outpatient procedure in the diagnosis of posterior nasal obstruction. Over one year period, from March 2002 to March 2003, we evaluated 130 adult patients that attended the Ear, Nose and Throat Department of Sohag University Hospital in Egypt with persistent nasal obstruction via anterior rhinoscopy and flexible nasopharyngoscopy. We reported the cause and site of obstruction in relation to the choanae. We confirmed the diagnosis by CT scanning, rigid endoscopic examination under general anesthesia, and histopathological analysis of biopsies taken. Forty-six percent of our cases had posterior nasal obstruction, 43.5% due to post-choanal lesions (mainly adenoid), 33% due to pre-choanal lesions (mainly choanal polyps), and 23.5% due to choanal lesions (mainly choanal adenoid). We conclude that flexible nasal endoscopy is superior to visual examination in the evaluation of nasal obstruction; hence, we recommend its routine use. (author)

  10. Coblation adenoidectomy our experience

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim of our study is to compare the efficacy and safety of coblation adenoidectomy versus conventional cold steel adenoidectomy. The study design included 40 children between age groups 4 – 8. Twenty of these children underwent coblation adenoidectomy while the other group of 20 underwent conventional cold steel adenoidectomy. The parameters taken into consideration for comparison included Post operative pain, operating time, intraoperative bleeding and presence of residual adenoid tissue 6 weeks after surgery. In this study the coblation group demonstrated less post operative pain, less intraoperative bleeding and more complete removal of adenoid tissue. Operative time was found to be significantly higher in coblation group when compared to conventional cold steel adenoidectomy group.

  11. Benign lymphoepithelial cysts of parotid and submandibular glands in a HIV-positive patient

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    Shivhare, Peeyush; Shankarnarayan, Lata; Jambunath, Usha; Basavaraju, Sowbhagya Malligere

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    Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have been reported to have parotid swellings of various types such as diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome, parotitis, intraparotid lymphadenopathy, benign lymphoepithelial cyst (BLEC), as well as salivary gland neoplasms such as adenoid cystic carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma and lymphoma. LECs in the parotid gland are uncommon benign entities with increased incidence associated with HIV infection. We are presenting a case of 28-year...

  12. Increased telomerase activity and hTERT expression in human salivary gland carcinomas

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    Shigeishi, Hideo; SUGIYAMA, MASARU; Tahara, Hidetoshi; Ono, Shigehiro; Kumar Bhawal, Ujjal; OKURA, MASAYA; KOGO, MIKIHIKO; Shinohara, Masanori; Shindoh, Masanobu; Shintani, Satoru; Hamakawa, Hiroyuki; TAKATA, Takashi; Kamata, Nobuyuki

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    Approximately 85% of human malignant tumors express increased levels of telomerase. The marked association of telomerase activity with malignant tissue provides strong evidence that telomerase activity is a significant marker for the diagnosis of cancer. In this study, telomerase activity was examined in 12 benign salivary gland tumors (8 pleomorphic adenomas and 4 adenolymphomas), 24 malignant tumors (15 mucoepidermoid carcinomas, 6 adenoid cystic carcinomas and 3 acinic cell carcinomas) and...

  13. Regulation of Production of Mucosal Antibody to Pneumococcal Protein Antigens by T-Cell-Derived Gamma Interferon and Interleukin-10 in Children

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    ZHANG, Q; Bernatoniene, J.; Bagrade, L.; Paton, J.C.; Mitchell, T.J.; Hammerschmidt, S; Nunez, D A; Finn, A

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    Nasopharyngeal tonsils (adenoids) are part of human nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue, which may play an important role in local defense against pneumococci. Recent studies with animals have suggested that several pneumococcal proteins, including CbpA and pneumolysin (Ply), may be vaccine candidates. Our recent data obtained with children suggest that antibodies to these proteins may protect against carriage. This study was performed to investigate the regulation of the T-cell-dependent ...

  14. A Case of Basal Cell Carcinoma of External Auditory Canal

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    Lee, Beom-Jun; Bae, Seong-Cheon; Lee, Jae-Hong; Park, Kyoung-Ho

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    Malignant tumor originated from external auditory canal (EAC) is very rare with an annual incidence of around 1 per million. Pathologically, squamous cell carcinoma is incidentally most common, and adenoid cystic carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma follow in decreasing order. Due to the rarity of malignant tumor of EAC, there is no widely accepted treatment modality yet. But basal cell carcinoma, known to be less aggressive tumor, can be removed with a minimal safety margin and have...

  15. Effectiveness of circumoral muscle exercises in the developing dentofacial morphology in adenotonsillectomized children: An ultrasonographic evaluation

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    Das U; Beena J

    2009-01-01

    Alterations in the functions of the facial muscle can establish changes in facial skeleton and in the development of occlusion. The effect of mouth breathing on the facial morphology is probably greatest during the growth period. Removal of nasal obstruction, adenoids, and tonsils have not given beneficial results in the reversion of the habit unless intercepted with various muscle exercises. Hence, this study was conducted to ultrasonographically evaluate the effectiveness of circumoral musc...

  16. The correlation between tonsil size and academic performance is not a direct one, but the results of various factors

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    Kargoshaie, AA; M Najafi; Akhlaghi, M.; Khazraie, HR; Hekmatdoost, A

    2009-01-01

    Chronic upper airway obstruction most often occurs when both tonsils and adenoid are enlarged but may occur when either is enlarged. Obstructive sleep syndrome in young children has been reported to be associated with an adverse effect on learning and academic performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of relative size of the tonsil on academic performance in 4th grade school children. In 320 children, physical examination to determine the size of tonsils was performed by t...

  17. Leukotriene Modifier Therapy for Mild Sleep-disordered Breathing in Children

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    Aviv D. Goldbart; GOLDMAN, JULIE L.; VELING, MARIA C.; Gozal, David

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    Background: Children with mild sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), who may not be recommended for adenotonsillectomy, frequently exhibit neurocognitive and behavioral morbidity, and may benefit from alternative therapeutic interventions, such as leukotriene modifier therapy. Methods: Twenty-four children with SDB completed an open-label intervention study for 16 weeks with daily montelukast therapy. Sleep studies and adenoid size estimates from lateral X-ray films of the neck were obtained befo...

  18. Neutron KERMA factors of Human Tissues

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    Martin-Martin, A.; J.L. Gutierrez-Villanueva; Barquero, R.; Manzanares-Acuña, E.; H. R. Vega-Carrillo

    2007-01-01

    A program to calculate the neutron KERMA in human tissues has been developed. The program was developed in Mathcad and contains the neutron kerma factors of those elements that are present in different human tissues. Having the elemental composition of any human tissue the neutron kerma can be easily calculated. The program was tested using the elemental composition of tumor tissues such as sarcoma, melanoma, carcinoma and adenoid cystic. Neutron kerma for adipose and muscle tissue for normal...

  19. QUALITY OF LIFE IN CHILDREN WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AFTER ADENOIDECTOMY

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    Fahrija Skokic; Adnan Kapidzic; Fuad Brkic; Begzada Hasukic

    2008-01-01

    Introduction: Sleep-disordered breathing is common in children.There is a large scale of symptoms, from plain harmless snoring to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric population is commonly caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids and affects between 1% and 3% preschool and school aged population. The aim of this study was to examine quality of life in children before and after adenoidectomy, that did not have enlarged tonsils. Patients and Methods: Pros...

  20. Development of an inhalational therapeutical system based on bacteriophages to treat pharyngo-tonsillitis : a nanoencapsulation approach

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    Castro, Lu??s Miguel; Azevedo, Andr?? Filipe; Moura, A.; Santos, S??lvio; Matos, Carla Manuela; Moutinho, C.; Teixeira, J. A.; Azeredo, Joana; Balc??o, V. M.

    2009-01-01

    Inflammatory diseases that occur in the pharynx and involving both the adenoids and tonsils are important not only for being very frequent, but also because they often require minor surgery for their resolution. These structures have immunological functions leading to production of antibodies, and work in the local immunity of the pharynx and protection of the entire body. The most common etiologic agent of sore throats is Streptococcus pyogenes, an important pathogen of the beta-...

  1. Design of a lipid nanovesicle system encasing bacteriophages for inhalational therapy : a proof-of-concept

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    L. M. Castro; A. F. Azevedo; Moura, Alexandra; Santos, S??lvio; Matos, C. M.; Moutinho, C.; Teixeira, J. A.; Azeredo, Joana; Balc??o, V. M.

    2010-01-01

    Inflammatory diseases that occur in the pharynx and involving both the adenoids and tonsils are important not only for being very frequent, but also because they often require minor surgery for their resolution. These structures have immunological functions leading to production of antibodies, and work in the local immunity of the pharynx and protection of the entire body. The most common etiologic agent of sore throats is Streptococcus pyogenes, an important pathogen of the beta-hemolytic gr...

  2. Intravoxel incoherent motion MRI: emerging applications for nasopharyngeal carcinoma at the primary site

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    Zhang, Shui-xing; Jia, Qian-jun; Liang, Chang-hong; Chen, Wen-bo; Qiu, Qian-hui; Li, He [Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences/Guangdong General Hospital, Department of Radiology, Guangzhou, Guangdong Prov. (China); Zhang, Zhong-ping [Applied Science Lab, Guangzhou, Guangdong Prov. (China)

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    We compared pure molecular diffusion (D), perfusion-related diffusion (D*), perfusion fraction (f) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) based on intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) theory in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Sixty-five consecutive patients (48 men) with suspected NPC were examined using a 3.0-T MR system. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) was performed with 13 b values (range, 0-800 s/mm{sup 2}). We regarded the result of endoscopy and biopsy as the gold standard for detection. D, D* and f were compared between patients with primary NPC and enlarged adenoids. IVIM DWI was successful in 37 of 40 NPC and 23 of 25 enlarged adenoids cases. D (P = 0.001) and f (P < 0.0001) were significantly lower in patients with NPC than in patients with enlarged adenoids, whereas D* was significantly higher (P < 0.0001). However, the ADC was not significantly different between the two groups (P > 0.05). The area under the ROC curve (AUC) for D was 0.849 and was significantly larger than that for ADC (P < 0.05). IVIM DWI is a feasible technique for investigating primary NPC. D was significantly decreased in primary NPC, and increased D* reflected increased blood vessel generation and parenchymal perfusion in primary NPC. (orig.)

  3. Transoral Robotic Surgery in Treating Patients With Benign or Stage I-IV Head and Neck Cancer

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    Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage I Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage II Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IV Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity

  4. Neuroendocrine tumor of the skin of head and neck

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    Stoši? Srboljub

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Merkel cell carcinom is a rare neuroendrocine tumor of skin which manifests it self through aggressive growth and early regional metastasis. It develops mainly in older population. Locally, the tumor spreads intracutaneously. Case report. We showed two cases (females of 89 and 70 years old hospitalized within the last two years. The first patient was treated surgically three times. After the surgery, the patient was treated with radio therapy, and died 3 years from the beginning of the treatment. The second patient with this neuroendocrine tumor with the high malignancy potential and huge regional metastasis, was treated surgically, and died a month and a half after the operation. Conclusion. These two cases confirmed the aggressive and recidivant growth of this tumor with the difficult pathologic investigation, and the extremely bad prognosis inspite of the treatment.

  5. Fibromatose desmoïde du sein: à propos d'un cas et une revue de la literature

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    Amourak, Sarah; Alaoui, Fatimazahra Fdili; Jayi, Sofia; Chaara, Hikmat; Melhouf, Moulay Abdelilah

    2015-01-01

    La fibromatose desmoïde mammaire est une entité rare, mimant sur le plan clinique et échographique un cancer du sein. Seule l'histologie apportera le diagnostic en objectivant une prolifération de cellule fusiforme (fibro et myofibroblastique sans atypies nucléaires), agencée en faisceaux, mêlés à des bandes de collagène, sans composante épithéliale. Le diagnostic différentiel se pose essentiellement avec le carcinome métaplasique à cellules fusiformes. L’évolution est strictement locale, avec un grand pouvoir récidivant. L'exérèse chirurgicale complète avec des marges saines (jusqu’à 3cm) est le traitement de choix, la radiothérapie reste une option thérapeutique en complément de la chirurgie dans les exérèses incomplètes et en cas de récidives multiples. A travers notre cas et une revue de la littérature, nous essayerons de mettre le point sur le diagnostic de cette entité rare et de sa prise en charge puisqu'elle va conditionner le pronostic. PMID:26491531

  6. PALATAL PLEOMORPHIC ADENOMA WITH FLORID SQUAMOUS ME TAPLASIA: A POTENTIAL DIAGNOSTIC PITFALL

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    Abdul Hakeem

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign tumor occurring in the major and minor salivary glands. We report a case of pleo morphic adenoma with extensive squamous metaplasia in the palate of a 20 year old man. The dimensions of the tumor were 3x2x2cm. More than 75% 0f the epithelial element in the tumor was composed of sheets of squamous cells, with multiple keratin filled cysts. This case illustrates that pleomorphic adenoma with squamous metaplasia presents a potenti al for misinterpretation as mucoepidermoid carcinoma and squamous cell carcinom a. We discuss the various pitfalls and the features that are helpful in distinguishing between these lesions.

  7. Lesiones benignas de mama que pueden simular un carcinoma en estudios imagenológicos / Benign breast lesions that mimic carcinoma in diagnostic imaging

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    Mariana, Castro Barba; María Paz, Cobos Bombardiere; Flavia, Sarquis; Griselda, Luna; Bárbara, Miller.

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    Full Text Available La mayoría de las lesiones que se encuentran al realizar estudios mamarios son benignas. Muchas de ellas tienen un aspecto típico y definido, ya sea en mamografía o ecografía y no requieren de evaluaciones adicionales. Existe un grupo de entidades benignas que, sin embargo, puede simular un carcinom [...] a en las imágenes. Los radiólogos debemos conocer las características de las mismas y tenerlas en cuenta como posibles diagnósticos diferenciales de una imagen de alta sospecha. Abstract in english Most of the lesions found during breast imaging exams are benign. Many of them have a typical and definite appearance on mammography and ultrasound, and require no further evaluation. However, some benign lesions cannot be differentiated from carcinomas, given their suspicious and less specific radi [...] ological features. Radiologists should be aware of the imaging characteristics of these lesions and include them in the differential diagnosis of a malignant-appearing finding.

  8. Tumeurs rares de l'ovaire: à propos d'une série de 11 cas de tumeurs non épithéliales malignes de l'ovaire

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    Mamouni, Nisrine; Saadi, Hanane; Erraghay, Sanaa; Bouchikhi, Chahrazade; Banani, Abdelaziz

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    Les tumeurs non épithéliales malignes de l'ovaire représentent environ 20% des cancers de l'ovaire. L'objectif de notre travail est de dresser les particularités diagnostiques cliniques et d'imagerie de ces tumeurs. Nous avons procédé à une étude rétrospective portant sur 11 cas de tumeurs non épithéliales de l'ovaire. Ces tumeurs ont été colligées au service de gynécologie et obstétrique I du CHU Hassan II de Fès sur une période de 4 ans, entre janvier 2009 et décembre 2012. Les tumeurs germinales représentant 54% (6 patientes) des cas alors que les tumeurs du cordon sexuel ont été représentées par 4 cas de tumeurs de granulosa de type adulte et nous avons colligés un cas de lymphome ovarien primitif. La symptomatologie clinique était dominée par la distension abdominale associée souvent à des douleurs abdominopelviennes chroniques. La taille tumorale moyenne était de 175 mm avec un aspect solido-kystique dans 54% des cas. Le dosage des marqueurs tumoraux (hormone chorionique gonadotrope, lactate déshydrogénase, CA 125, alpha-fœtoprotéine) a été réalisé chez toutes les patientes. La découverte d'une masse annexielle suspecte chez une jeune femme doit, outre une tumeur frontière ou un cancer épithélial de l'ovaire, évoquer une tumeur non épithéliale, a fortiori si cette masse est volumineuse, si elle est associée à des signes d'hyperestrogénie ou d'androgénie. PMID:26113917

  9. Autoradiographic studies and experiments on partical synchronization of human tumors, especially mammary carcinomas, in vitro and in vivo following xenotransplantation to NU/NU mice

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    Human mammary carcinomes were evaluated radiographically in vitro in the native state. Penetration dephts up to 552 ?m into the tissue were reached by the incubating medium. The labelling indices for the 3H-thymidine autoradiography lay between 1.5 and 19.3 percent. A correlation of the autoradiographic labelling indices with the findings of a simultaneously performed in vitro sensitivity test against cytostalics could not be proved. There seems to be a relation between the histomorphological tumour image and the proliferation behaviour expressed by the autoradiographic labelling index. Human mammary carcinomes were cultivated as xeno-transplant on thymus-aplastic NU/NU mice in parallel to this investigation. These heterotransplants show a remarkable correlation to the proliferation behaviour of the directly examined human tumours, after an autoradiographic in-vivo-labelling, with index values between 1.5 and 23.8 percent. This parallelism in the biological behaviour represents a further proof for the usefulness of the oncological test model of the NU/NU mouse as a carrier for human cacinomes. The application of this pre-therapeutical test model followed by determination of the synchronization behaviour of three human malignomas after xeno-transplantation onto NU/NU mice. For all three tumous an individual synchronization behaviour could be determined. Therapy attempts followed with cyclophosphonide or ionizing radiation by using the optimal cell-cycle therapy. Therefore an improvement of the therapeutical success by means of pre-therapeutical synchronization of human tumours can be reached in particular cases. (orig./MG)

  10. Evaluación del adenoidismo en los niños: imagen endoscópica

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    Calogero Grillo

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available El adenoidismo es un síndrome complejo cuya causa principal se identifica generalmente con la hiperplasia de las amígdalas y la nasofaringe, pero abarca también diversos aparatos y estructuras que aún cuando se encuentran lejos de la nasofaringe, se relacionan funcionalmente con ella. Las afecciones locales caracterizadas por obstrucción nasal y rinorrea a menudo purulentas, se asocian con enfermedades de los senos (sinusitis, con afecciones del oído (otalgia, otorrea serosa o serosa-purulenta o ambas cosas, así como hipoacusia, con enfermedades de la laringe (disfonía y afonía, con afecciones de las vías respiratorias inferiores (tos, bronquitis recurrente, con enfermedades de los huesos de la cara (paladar ojival, deficiencia de la oclusión dental, así como con afecciones sistémicas (apnea del sueño, OSAS. La endoscopia de fibra óptica es la prueba de selección para valorar la calidad y la extensión de la hipertrofia de las adenoidesAdenoidism is a complex syndrome whose main cause is generally identified with hyperplasia of the tonsils and nasopharynx, but it also involves diverse systems and structures that even when they are not close to the nasopharynx are functionally related to it. The local affections characterized by usually purulent nasal obstruction and rhinorrea are associated with diseases of the sinuses (sinusitis, with affections of the ear (otalgia, serous or serouspurulent otorrhoea or both, as well as hypoacusia, with larynx diseases (dysphonia and aphonia, with affections of the lower airways (cough, recurrent bronchitis, with face bone diseases (ogival palate, deficiency of dental oclussion, as well as systemic affections (sleep apnea, OSAS. The optic fibre endoscopy is the selection test to asses the quality and extension of adenoids hypertrophy

  11. Evaluación del adenoidismo en los niños: imagen endoscópica

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    Calogero, Grillo; Vittorio, Giardina; Alessandro, La Boria; Enza, Di Fazio; Simona, Ficarra; Ignazio, La Mantia.

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available El adenoidismo es un síndrome complejo cuya causa principal se identifica generalmente con la hiperplasia de las amígdalas y la nasofaringe, pero abarca también diversos aparatos y estructuras que aún cuando se encuentran lejos de la nasofaringe, se relacionan funcionalmente con ella. Las afecciones [...] locales caracterizadas por obstrucción nasal y rinorrea a menudo purulentas, se asocian con enfermedades de los senos (sinusitis), con afecciones del oído (otalgia, otorrea serosa o serosa-purulenta o ambas cosas, así como hipoacusia), con enfermedades de la laringe (disfonía y afonía), con afecciones de las vías respiratorias inferiores (tos, bronquitis recurrente), con enfermedades de los huesos de la cara (paladar ojival, deficiencia de la oclusión dental), así como con afecciones sistémicas (apnea del sueño, OSAS). La endoscopia de fibra óptica es la prueba de selección para valorar la calidad y la extensión de la hipertrofia de las adenoides Abstract in english Adenoidism is a complex syndrome whose main cause is generally identified with hyperplasia of the tonsils and nasopharynx, but it also involves diverse systems and structures that even when they are not close to the nasopharynx are functionally related to it. The local affections characterized by us [...] ually purulent nasal obstruction and rhinorrea are associated with diseases of the sinuses (sinusitis), with affections of the ear (otalgia, serous or serouspurulent otorrhoea or both, as well as hypoacusia), with larynx diseases (dysphonia and aphonia), with affections of the lower airways (cough, recurrent bronchitis), with face bone diseases (ogival palate, deficiency of dental oclussion), as well as systemic affections (sleep apnea, OSAS). The optic fibre endoscopy is the selection test to asses the quality and extension of adenoids hypertrophy

  12. CT and MRI diagnosis of tumor originating in the pterygopalatine fossa

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    Objective: To investigate the CT and MRI findings of tumors originating in the pterygopalatine fossa so as to promote the diagnostic accuracy. Methods: All 11 patients with tumors arising from the pterygopalatine fossa were confirmed by pathology and surgery. CT and MRI appearances were analyzed retrospectively. Results: The tumors included 3 neurilemmomas, 2 neurofibromas, 3 angiofibromas, 2 adenoid cystic carcinomas, and 1 melanoma, and they all extended through communicating pathways of the pterygopalatine fossa. On HRCT, neurogenic tumors caused enlargement of the pterygopalatine fossa with thinning of their bony walls, while MRI demonstrated isointense signal to brain on T1WI and hyperintense signal on T2WI. Two neurofibromas showed homogeneous enhancement after administration of contrast medium while 3 neurilemmomas showed heterogeneous enhancement. On HRCT scans, angiofibroma caused enlargement of the pterygopalatine fossa, eroding their bony walls. On MR imaging, the lesions were isointense compared to muscle on T1WI, hyperintense on T2WI with marked postcontrast enhancement. One case of angiofibroma showed scattered stippling or stria-shaped signal voids and inhomogeneous postcontrast enhancement. On CT scans, adenoid cystic carcinoma revealed moth-eaten bony wall of the pterygopalatine fossa with poorly defined margins and irregular shapes. Adenoid cystic carcinoma showed hypointense signal compared to muscle on T1WI, inhomogeneous hyperintense signal on T2WI and heterogeneous postcontrast enhancement. One case of melanoma showed enlargement of pterygopalatine fossa and destruction of the bony walls except for the anterior wall by invading adjacent structures with well-defined border and irregular shape. On MR imaging, the lesion showed isointense signal compared to muscle on T1WI and hyperintense signal on T2WI with discrete mottled or linear signal voids and inhomogeneous postcontrast enhancement. Conclusion: HRCT can depict bony changes clearly and MRI can demonstrate optimally the extent of the lesion in pterygopalatine fossa. Both imaging modalities can contribute to the diagnosis of neurogenic tumor and angiofibroma and can provide information for therapeutic procedure and surgical planning

  13. High rates of detection of respiratory viruses in tonsillar tissues from children with chronic adenotonsillar disease.

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    Proenca-Modena, Jose Luiz; Pereira Valera, Fabiana Cardoso; Jacob, Marcos Gerhardinger; Buzatto, Guilherme Pietrucci; Saturno, Tamara Honorato; Lopes, Lucia; Souza, Jamila Mendonça; Escremim Paula, Flavia; Silva, Maria Lucia; Carenzi, Lucas Rodrigues; Tamashiro, Edwin; Arruda, Eurico; Anselmo-Lima, Wilma Terezinha

    2012-01-01

    Chronic tonsillar diseases are an important health problem, leading to large numbers of surgical procedures worldwide. Little is known about pathogenesis of these diseases. In order to investigate the role of respiratory viruses in chronic adenotonsillar diseases, we developed a cross-sectional study to determine the rates of viral detections of common respiratory viruses detected by TaqMan real time PCR (qPCR) in nasopharyngeal secretions, tonsillar tissues and peripheral blood from 121 children with chronic tonsillar diseases, without symptoms of acute respiratory infections. At least one respiratory virus was detected in 97.5% of patients. The viral co-infection rate was 69.5%. The most frequently detected viruses were human adenovirus in 47.1%, human enterovirus in 40.5%, human rhinovirus in 38%, human bocavirus in 29.8%, human metapneumovirus in 17.4% and human respiratory syncytial virus in 15.7%. Results of qPCR varied widely between sample sites: human adenovirus, human bocavirus and human enterovirus were predominantly detected in tissues, while human rhinovirus was more frequently detected in secretions. Rates of virus detection were remarkably high in tonsil tissues: over 85% in adenoids and close to 70% in palatine tonsils. In addition, overall virus detection rates were higher in more hypertrophic than in smaller adenoids (p?=?0.05), and in the particular case of human enteroviruses, they were detected more frequently (p?=?0.05) in larger palatine tonsils than in smaller ones. While persistence/latency of DNA viruses in tonsillar tissues has been documented, such is not the case of RNA viruses. Respiratory viruses are highly prevalent in adenoids and palatine tonsils of patients with chronic tonsillar diseases, and persistence of these viruses in tonsils may stimulate chronic inflammation and play a role in the pathogenesis of these diseases. PMID:22870291

  14. Targeted inhibition of cell-surface serine protease Hepsin blocks prostate cancer bone metastasis

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    Tang, Xi; Mahajan, Sumit S; Nguyen, Liem T.; Béliveau, François; LeDuc, Richard; Simon, Julian A.; Vasioukhin, Valeri

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    The development of effective therapies inhibiting prostate cancer progression and metastasis may substantially impact prostate cancer mortality and potentially reduce the rates of invasive treatments by enhancing the safety of active surveillance strategies. Hepsin (HPN) is a cell surface serine protease amplified in a subset of human sarcomas (7.2%), as well as in ovarian (10%), lung adeno (5.4%), lung squamous cell (4.5%), adenoid cystic (5%), breast (2.6%), uterine (1.7%) and colon (1.4%) ...

  15. The "crossbow" incision and nasal flap--its blood supply and clinical application.

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    Hassard, A D; Holness, R O

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    An anatomical study of the blood supply of the nose and upper lip was done on 10 specimens. This demonstrated the blood supply of an inferiorly based nasal flap, which was successfully used to gain access for an en bloc resection of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the ethmoid sinuses, frontal sinuses, and nose. The "crossbow" incision and inferiorly based nasal flap facilitate the tridimensional excision of lesions in the anterior base of the skull, the midline portion of middle base of the skull, and the paranasal sinuses. PMID:6096311

  16. Atypical post-adenoidectomy Grisel's syndrome in Crouzon child with kyphotic skull base.

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    Kourelis, Konstantinos; Haronis, Vasileios; Konandreas, Ioannis; Kontrafouri, Athina; Asimakopoulos, Athanasios

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    Crouzon syndrome is characterized by abnormal craniofacial growth due to craniosynostosis. Skull base may also be involved in the pattern of malformations. Grisel's syndrome, an inflammation-mediated atlanto-axial instability occurs rarely in children after adenoidectomy. We report a 9-year-old female Crouzon patient, without vertebral anomalies, who developed severe torticollis few days after adenoid curettage. A deformity of the skull base alone might have induced an irregular arrangement of the craniocervical junction elements, thus increasing the susceptibility to cervical spine complications. PMID:25805067

  17. Benign lymphoepithelial cysts of parotid and submandibular glands in a HIV-positive patient

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    Shivhare, Peeyush; Shankarnarayan, Lata; Jambunath, Usha; Basavaraju, Sowbhagya Malligere

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    Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have been reported to have parotid swellings of various types such as diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome, parotitis, intraparotid lymphadenopathy, benign lymphoepithelial cyst (BLEC), as well as salivary gland neoplasms such as adenoid cystic carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma and lymphoma. LECs in the parotid gland are uncommon benign entities with increased incidence associated with HIV infection. We are presenting a case of 28-year-old HIV-positive patient with BLECs in the parotid and submandibular glands. PMID:26097320

  18. Benign lymphoepithelial cysts of parotid and submandibular glands in a HIV-positive patient

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    Full Text Available Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection have been reported to have parotid swellings of various types such as diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome, parotitis, intraparotid lymphadenopathy, benign lymphoepithelial cyst (BLEC, as well as salivary gland neoplasms such as adenoid cystic carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma and lymphoma. LECs in the parotid gland are uncommon benign entities with increased incidence associated with HIV infection. We are presenting a case of 28-year-old HIV-positive patient with BLECs in the parotid and submandibular glands.

  19. The first French randomized prospective study of the economic and medical benefit of carbon ion radiotherapy

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    Carbon ion therapy is an innovative radiotherapy modality for non-operable radio-resistant or resected cancers. Its efficiency is due to improved ballistic accuracy and biological efficiency. The authors present the first phase III study of carbon ion therapy in France. This technique concerns some sarcomas and adenoid cystic carcinomas of head and neck. The authors indicate the possible treatment procedures (doses, sessions) for the different types of cancers, and how the study is to be performed (number of patients, randomization, and multicentre approach). Short communication

  20. The roles of dentisty in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    The roles of dentistry in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are mainly: Craniofacial skeletal diagnosis, Treatment by oral appliance, Prevention of craniofacial skeletal problem. We use cephalometrics, CT and MRI to diagnose craniofacial skeleton of the patients and treat the OSAS patient by the oral appliance. We could make the airway of the OSAS patients bigger by the orthodontic treatment and ENT doctor could make the airway of the patient's patency by removing tonsils and adenoids. If the patient has the airway patency, the mandible of the patient could grow naturally in advanced position and have the airway bigger, consequently the patient could avoid OSAS in his future. (author)

  1. Effectiveness of circumoral muscle exercises in the developing dentofacial morphology in adenotonsillectomized children: An ultrasonographic evaluation

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    Das U

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Alterations in the functions of the facial muscle can establish changes in facial skeleton and in the development of occlusion. The effect of mouth breathing on the facial morphology is probably greatest during the growth period. Removal of nasal obstruction, adenoids, and tonsils have not given beneficial results in the reversion of the habit unless intercepted with various muscle exercises. Hence, this study was conducted to ultrasonographically evaluate the effectiveness of circumoral muscle exercises in the developing dentofacial morphology in adenotonsillectomized children.

  2. Situational Awareness: Regulation of the Myb Transcription Factor in Differentiation, the Cell Cycle and Oncogenesis

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    Olivia L. George

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    Full Text Available This review summarizes the mechanisms that control the activity of the c-Myb transcription factor in normal cells and tumors, and discusses how c-Myb plays a role in the regulation of the cell cycle. Oncogenic versions of c-Myb contribute to the development of leukemias and solid tumors such as adenoid cystic carcinoma, breast cancer and colon cancer. The activity and specificity of the c-Myb protein seems to be controlled through changes in protein-protein interactions, so understanding how it is regulated could lead to the development of novel therapeutic strategies.

  3. Microimaging FTIR of head and neck tumors. IV.

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    Conti, Carla; Ferraris, Paolo; Garavaglia, Maria; Giorgini, Elisabetta; Rubini, Corrado; Sabbatini, Simona; Tosi, Giorgio

    2009-02-01

    On continuing our studies on head and neck neoplasia, specimens from salivary gland tumors have been explored by using infrared microimaging spectroscopy to discern healthy from neoplastic tissues. Samples with Warthin tumor, epithelial displasia, marginal B-cell lymphoma, low-grade adenocarcinoma, and adenoid cystic carcinoma pathologies have been investigated by using conventional light sources. Changes were monitored at the molecular level, probing spectral markers such as Amide I and II, phosphate, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates vibrational modes. In all cases, supervised and unsupervised spectral analyses resulted in satisfactory agreement with histopathological findings. PMID:18825780

  4. Clinico-audio-radiological and operative evaluation of otitis media with effusion

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    Full Text Available Aims: Otitis media with effusion (OME is a common cause of hearing and speech impairment in children. The correlation of the clinical, audiological, radiological, and intraoperative findings was carried out so as to make a protocol for early diagnosis and management of OME. It will help prevent the more serious sequelae of OME such as tympanosclerosis, chronic adhesive otitis media, and even chronic suppurative otitis media. Methods: 300 clinically diagnosed patients of OME were studied prospectively. Thereafter, patients underwent impedance audiometry, pure tone audiometry, and X-ray soft tissue nasopharynx for adenoids. The patients were given adequate medical treatment for 3 to 6 months, and the patients who did not respond to the treatment were subjected to adenoidectomy with ear examination under magnification and myringotomy with or without grommet insertion. Results: The mean age at presentation was 5.96 years. Only 32% patients gave a history of hearing loss. About 90% patients had mouth breathing, followed by snoring (84%. About 79% ears had abnormal tympanic membrane appearance and mobility; 65.5% had an abnormality on impedance audiometry; and 69.75% had an air condition threshold level of >20 dB. About 78% patients had either Grade III or Grade IV Adenoid hypertrophy. Adenoidectomy was done in all 300 patients with myringotomy in 472 ears. Grommets were inserted in 365 ears. There was a significant reduction in mean air conduction threshold with an improvement of 8.0 dB and 7.5 dB in right and left ears, respectively at 2 months postoperatively. At 6 th month postoperative, the average improvement from baseline dropped to 6.0 dB in right ear and 5.5 dB in the left ear. Conclusion: OME is the most frequent causes of silent hearing impairment in young children which needs a close vigil. All suspected children (on clinical and otoscopic findings must be subjected to impedance audiometry and X-ray soft tissue nasopharynx for adenoids. After the failure of medical treatment for 3-6 months, the child should be subjected to myringotomy with adenoidectomy in the same sitting. Whenever a child is planned for tonsil or adenoid surgery, he/she must undergo evaluation for OME beforehand so that the child?s hearing risk can be simultaneously taken care of in the same sitting.

  5. Uncommon breast lesions. Radiologic and pathologic findings

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    To illustrate the radiologic findings in several uncommon breast and infrequent diseases that present with unusual mammographic images. We reviewed the mammograms performed in our department between 1998 and 1995, selecting 16 patients (12 women and 4 men). Nine patients had benign breast lesions (adenomyoepithelioma, epidermal cyst, adenoid cystic carcinoma, myofibroblastoma, multiple hamartomas, intra cystic papillomas, lipoma, idiopathic granulomatous mastitis and fat necrosis) and 7 patients presented malignant breast diseases (malignant fibrous histiocytoma, intra cystic carcinoma, primary lymphoma of the breast, liposarcoma and metastasis). We present a review of the radiologic and pathologic findings in several uncommon breast diseases. (Author) 14 refs

  6. Coccidiosis due to various species of Eimeria in the stunted and diarrheic native turkey poults: Pathology and morphological characterization of oocysts

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    Dezfoulian, O.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fecal samples of 60 turkey poults that showed chronic progressive symptoms like unthriftiness, loss ofweight, diarrhea were collected from the most rural areas with high rate of turkey population in north andwest part of country for intestinal protozoan parasites. According to the morphological characteristics, likeshape, presence or absence of micropyle, and/or polar granule, the 5 different types of eimerian oocycts were diagnosed in the stool of infected birds, including E. adenoids, E. meleagridis, E. dispersa, Eimeria spp (E. innocua or E. subrotunda and E. meleagrimitis. Various life- cycle stages of Eimeria were identified in the epithelial lining of inflamed intestine of the affected turkey poults.

  7. Computer tomographic volume measurements of pneumatisation of the ear

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    The volume of the pneumatised portion of the ear was determined by computed tomography in 235 patients. Amongst the 470 ears examined, 320 had no disease in the ear, nose or throat. Normal pneumatisation of the ear can be quantified by CT and strict correlation has been demonstrated between the air content and age from ten to 17 years. Chronic inflammatory processes of the middle ear occurring during childhood interfere with pneumatisation on one or both sides. The most severe failure of pneumatisation occurs with congenital abnormalities of the ear, most cases never showing significant pneumatisation. Chronic infection of the tonsils or adenoids causes much less interference with pneumatisation. (orig.)

  8. The results of combined therapy malignant neoplasms of maxillary sinus at Oncology Center in Poznan; Ocena wynikow leczenia skojarzonego chorych na nowotwory zlosliwe zatoki szczekowej w materiale Wielkopolskiego Centrum Onkologii

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    Between 1985-1989 22 patients with malignant neoplasma maxillary sinus have been treated. At the first stage the surgical resection of maxilla was performed. Most of the patients (77%) had histopathological diagnosis of carcinoma planoepitheliale, 13% carcinoma solidum and 4% carcinoma adenoides cysticum. All patients had adjuvant therapy by Co-60 irradiation. Single fraction dose of 2 Gy/T 5 times a week up to total dose of 60-70 Gy/T has been applied. In the follow-up period of minimum 36 months the free-symptoms survival rate of 18%. (author) 5 refs, 3 tabs, 1 fig

  9. Treatment results of combined hyperthermia/radiotherapy

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    The authors present their own treatment results and those published in literature and give a critical overview over the present treatment modalities in combined hyperthermia/radiotherapy. Advanced superficially and half deep seated tumors are best suited. The authors treated 124 squamous-cell and 16 adenoid-cystic carcinomas of the head and neck area. Remission rates after combined treatment were superior to those obtained by radiotherapy alone. Apart from this superior palliative effect an improvement of survival rates could not be observed until now. (orig.)

  10. The double contrast examination of the colon

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    The double contrast method has been modified in order to get a more detailed picture of the mucous membrane of the colon. The method has been employed at Malmoe hospital since 1953. The method and its diagnostic application in cases of adenoids, villiferous tumours, diverticula, Crohn's disease, ulcerating colitis, and deformation of the rectum/sigma junction due to external endometriosis and peritoneal carcinosis are described. The diagnostic values of the double contrast method and colposcopy/biopsy of the colon are compared. The two methods are found to be complementary. (MG)

  11. CASE REPORT Laser-Assisted Indocyanine Green Evaluation of Paramedian Forehead Flap Perfusion Prior to Pedicle Division

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    Objective: To present the use of indocyanine green and the LifeCell SpyElite System to confirm perfusion and viability of a forehead flap prior to division and inset, thereby eliminating the question of flap survival based on clinical judgment alone. Methods: A case report of a 67-year-old man with a forehead flap reconstruction following an acquired nasal defect due to resection of an adenoid cystic carcinoma is presented. LifeCell SpyElite System was used to confirm perfusion prior to pedic...

  12. Unresectable basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the trachea treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy: A case report with review of literature

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is an uncommon variant of squamous cell carcinoma of the trachea. We describe the case of an unresectable basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the trachea treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy up to a dose of 60 Gy in 33 fractions with weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin. The pathological recognition of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma and its distinction from adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea is important for its management. Combining systemic chemotherapy with locoregional radiation is a logical approach to treatment, especially for the basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the trachea, given its tendency to metastasize early after definitive therapy.

  13. Tonsils diseases, past, present and future and the impact in clinical practice in Brazil.

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    Endo, Luiza Hayashi

    2011-01-01

    A simplified review of the research carried out in Brazil on tonsils is presented: histopathological findings in children's tonsils with allergy, the detection of Epstein-Barr virus, herpes virus (SV1 e SV2, HHV8) and the correlation between tonsil hypertrophy and recurrence of infection is discussed. The role of allergy in children with tonsillitis and/or tonsil and adenoid hypertrophy are analyzed. After participating in the Tonsils Symposium in 1991, the knowledge of tonsils morphology, immunology and histopathology increased, triggering a change in clinical practice in Brazil. PMID:21865712

  14. WholeBbody Positron-Emission-Tomography (WB-PET) in oncology; Ganzkoerper-Positronen-Emissions-Tomographie (GK-PET) in der Onkologie

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    Feine, U. [Nuklearmedizinische Abt., Tuebingen Univ. (Germany); Lietzenmayer, R. [Nuklearmedizinische Abt., Tuebingen Univ. (Germany); Mueller-Schauenburg, W. [Nuklearmedizinische Abt., Tuebingen Univ. (Germany); Geiger, L. [Nuklearmedizinische Abt., Tuebingen Univ. (Germany); Hanke, J.P. [Nuklearmedizinische Abt., Tuebingen Univ. (Germany); Weisser, G. [Nuklearmedizinische Abt., Tuebingen Univ. (Germany); Woehrle, H. [Nuklearmedizinische Abt., Tuebingen Univ. (Germany)

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    The new generation of high sensitive PET-Scanners with an FOV of about 15 cm allows to recognize with high sensitivity and good spezificity malign tumors and their metastases with 18F-FDG in a Whole-Body-Scan in 35 to 50 min scan time. 357 FDG-WB-PET-Scans have been performed in Tuebingen during 1 1/2 years since January 1994 in tumor patients and have been compared and evaluated to the results of other imaging methods performed in the same time together with clinics and in follow-up. In 4 groups of tumors - Melanoma - malign Lymphoma - Breast Cancer - Thyroid Cancer - and a fifth group of 24 various types of malign tumors we found a sensitivity of 88%, a specificity of 80% and an accuracy of 90%. Foci smaller than 6-8 mm diametre - mostly lung metastases or lymphomas - and also tumors of low malignancy such as 131l-trapping Tyroid Carcinomas and Ganglioneuroblastomas have been found false negative. Flase positive we found inflammated lymph nodes, abscesses and also benign thyroid adenomas. This high sensitivity makes 18F-FDG-WB-PET an important method for tumor searching and diagnosis of tumor spreading, esp. for primary and secondary staging in the future, but also as the unique imaging method which allows determination of resting tumor vitality after therapy. Further multi-center studies will be necessary before this method can be introduced to routine, that also is limited by the high costs of the procedure. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die neue Generation der hochaufloesenden PET-Scanner mit einer axialen Feldbreite von 15 cm ermoeglicht es, mit hoher Sensitivitaet und guter Spezifitaet maligne Tumoren und ihre Metastasen mit 18F-Fluordeoxyglukose in einem Ganzkoerper-Scan mit 35-50 min Scan-Zeit zu erkennen. 357 FDG-GK-PET Scans wurden in 1 1/2 Jahren ab Januar 1994 in Tuebingen bei Tumor-Patienten durchgefuehrt und mit gleichzeitig erstellten anderen bildgebenden Verfahren zusammen mit der Klinik und im Follow Up ausgewertet. Bei den vier Tumorgruppen Melanom - Malignes Lymphom - Mamma-Carcinom - Schilddruesen-Carcinom und einer fuenften Gruppe, in der 24 verschiedene maligne Tumoren untersucht worden waren, ergaben sich eine Sensitivitaet von 88%, eine Spezifitaet von 80% und eine Treffsicherheit von 90%. Falsch negativ waren Herde <6-8 mm im Durchmesser, meist Lungenmetastasen oder Lymphome, sowie niedrig maligne Tumoren wie 131J-speichernde Schilddruesen-Carcinome und auch Ganglioneuroblastome. Falsch positiv ergaben sich entzuendliche Lymphknoten, Abszesse, aber auch benigne Schilddruesenadenome. Bei der gefundenen hohen Sensitivitaet duerfte 18FDG-GK-PET in Zukunft ein wertvolles Verfahren zur Tumorsuche und Tumorausbreitungsdiagnostik sowie fuer das primaere und sekundaere Staging sein, aber auch zur Bestimmung der Restaktivitaet in Tumoren nach Therapie als einziges bildgebendes Verfahren eine Aussage ermoeglichen. Weitere Multizenterstudien sind notwendig, bevor das Verfahren in die Routine eingefuehrt werden kann, dem allerdings bisher auch die hohen Kosten noch entgegenstehen. (orig.)

  15. Salivary gland carcinoma in Denmark 1990-2005: a national study of incidence, site and histology. Results of the Danish Head and Neck Cancer Group (DAHANCA)

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    BjØrndal, Kristine; Krogdahl, Annelise

    2011-01-01

    To describe the incidence, site and histology (WHO 2005) of salivary gland carcinomas in Denmark. Nine hundred and eighty-three patients diagnosed from 1990 to 2005 were identified from three nation-wide registries. The associated clinical data were retrospectively retrieved from patient medical records. Histological revision was performed in 886 cases (90%). Based on histological revision, 31 patients (3%) were excluded from the study leaving 952 for epidemiological analysis. The mean crude incidence in Denmark was 1.1/100,000/year. The male vs. female ratio was 0.97 and the median age was 62 years. The parotid gland was the most common site (52.5%) followed by the minor salivary glands of the oral cavity (26.3%). The most frequent histological subtypes were adenoid cystic carcinoma (25.2%), mucoepidermoid carcinoma (16.9%), adenocarcinoma NOS (12.2%) and acinic cell carcinoma (10.2%). The revision process changed the histological diagnosis in 121 out of 886 cases (14%). The incidence of salivary gland carcinoma in Denmark is higher than previously reported. More than half of salivary gland carcinomas are located in the parotid gland with adenoid cystic carcinoma being the most frequent subtype. Histological classification of salivary gland carcinomas is difficult and evaluation by dedicated pathology specialists might be essential for optimal diagnosis and treatment.

  16. Técnica de correção de hipernasalidade causada por adenoidectomia / Management of hipernasality caused by adenoidectomy

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    Patrícia, Junqueira; Ana Cristina N., Vaz; Claudia, Peyres López; Shirley N., Pignatari; Luc Louis Maurice, Weckx.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available A tonsila faríngea quando aumentada, pode causar obstrução nas vias aéreas superiores e levar à respiração bucal de suplência¹. Em alguns casos adenoidectomia e/ou adenoamigdalectomia são indicadas para remoção do fator obstrutivo, possibilitando a respiração nasal. Temos observado que algumas crian [...] ças mesmo sem apresentar queixas e/ou alterações vocais no período pré-operatório, desenvolvem uma qualidade vocal hipernasal após adenoidectomia12. Este artigo tem como objetivo descrever um caso de hipernasalidade após adenoidectomia e relatar o tratamento fonoaudiológico, bem como, os possíveis riscos e seqüelas após o procedimento cirúrgico. Abstract in english Hipertrophic adenoid is a frequent cause of obstruction of the upper respiratory tract and may lead to a mouth breathing condition. in some cases, surgical procedures such as adenoidectomy and or tonsillectomy are necessary to reestablish the nasal breathing. We have observed that following adenoide [...] ctomy, many children present with vocal hipernasality, even when there is no previous history or complains. In this paper, the authors describe a case of severe hipernasality following adenoidectomy, as well as detailed steps of the speech therapy approach. The risks and sequelae of this vocal condition related to adenoidectomy are also discussed.

  17. Clinical investigation of malignant parotid tumors

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    We reviewed 55 cases of previously untreated malignant tumors arising in the parotid gland treated between Jan 1989 and May 2008. Histopathologically, we observed 13 tumor types, the most frequent histological type being mucoepidermoid carcinoma (12), followed by adenoid cystic carcinoma (11). According to clinical stage, 5 subjects were classified as T1, 18 as T2, 10 as T3, and 22 as T4. N+ cases numbered 7, and were staged as N2. Six had distant metastasis (5 lung and 1 axillary). Nineteen exhibited facial nerve palsy before treatment. Among major therapies, surgery was conducted in 50 subjects, radiation therapy in 3, and chemotherapy, and percutaneous ethanol injection therapy in each. Overall five-year survival determined using the Kaplan-Meier method was 73%. Among major histopathological types, five-year survival was 33% for undifferentiated carcinoma, 40% for adenocarcinoma, 62% for mucoepidermoid carcinoma, 67% for carcinoma in pleomorphic adenoma, and 100% for adenoid cystic carcinoma and acinic cell carcinoma. By T classification, five-year survival was 100% for T1, 88% for T2, 90% for T3, and 44% for T4. Five-year survival was 36% for those exhibiting facial nerve palsy and 94% for non palsy. Factors influencing poor outcome were T4 (p=0.001) and facial nerve palsy (p=0.001). (author)

  18. Condition of regional lymph nodes before and after radiotherapy for carcinoma of the breast

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    In 72 breast cancer patients, primary tumors were morphologically examined, as well as 100 nonmetastasic regional, mostly axillary, lymph nodes (50 before and 50 after irradiation of the breast). The results obtained indicated that a relation exists between morphological alterations of lymph nodes and the stage of the developing cancer, i.e., its size, the histological form, and radiotherapy administered. Thus in nonirradiated early carcinomas, usually of intratubular form, hyperplasia of lymphoid tissue prevailed in regional lymph nodes, being evident in both T-dependent and T-independent areas; this was in contrast with diffuse lymph node hypoplasia exhibited by cases of advanced, and particularly differentiated, adenoid carcinomas. After radiotherapy, these hypoplastic changes became still more prominent. Provided that the immune state of lymph nodes has a morphological equivalent, represented by T-dependent and T-independent areas, it would appear from the data obtained that lymphoid tissue hyperplasia in these areas, as seen in early carcinoma, is indicative of a sound condition of cellular and humoral immunity which is unaffected as yet by cancer antigen. Diffuse hypoplasia of lymph nodes in advanced and particularly in differentiated adenoid carcimas should be suggestive of reduced immunity. (author)

  19. Assessment of Characteristics of Basal Cell Carcinoma and its Pathological Variations among Patients Referred to Boo Ali Sina Hospital of Sari/Iran from 1993-2006

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    Full Text Available Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC as a type of skin cancer is one of complications of overexposure to sunlight Ultraviolet (UV radiation. Although radiotherapy and chronic arsenic poisoning are predisposing factors for BCC, the role of sunburn is essential. The aim of this study was to determine the sex-age specific incidence and prevalence of the main pathological types of BCC. This retrospective study was performed based on histopathology report cards of pathology ward of Boo-Ali Sina Hospital of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in Sari/Iran between 1993-2006. We studied the BCC pathology reports extracted from all histopathology report cards of pathology ward archive of the hospital. Two hundred and thirty seven cases (with mean age of 57.7 years were studied. One hundred twenty of them were men. Out of 237 BCC samples, 208 (87.76% were solid with maximum number of cases, 14 (5.91% adenoid, 12 (5.06% keratotic and 3 (1.27% were cystic. The mean ages of solid, adenoid, keratotic and cystic cases were 51.7, 53.6, 62.7 and 49.4, respectively. Based on results of the study, considering high incidence of BCC in women older than 50 years, biopsy from suspected lesions to rule out BCC is recommended.

  20. Use of in vitro assays to assess the potential antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L. in human lung cancer cell line

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Saffron is harvested from the dried, dark red stigmas of Crocus sativus flowers. It is used as a spice for flavoring and coloring food as a perfume. It is often used for treating several diseases. We investigated the potential of the ethanolic extract of saffron to induce antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects in cultured carcinomic human alveolar basal epithelial cells in comparison with non-malignant (L929 cells. Materials and Methods: Both cells were cultured in Dulbecco?s modified Eagle?s medium and treated with the ethanolic extract of saffron at various concentrations for two consecutive days. Our study resulted in sequences of events marked by apoptosis, such as loss of cell viability, morphology changes that were evaluated by MTT assay and invert-microscope, respectively. Results: The results showed that the ethanolic extract of saffron decreased cell viability in malignant cells as a concentration and time-dependent manner. The IC 50 values against the lung cancer cell line were determined as 1500 and 565 ?g/ml after 24 and 48 h, respectively. However, the extract at different concentrations could not significantly decrease the cell viability in L929 cells. Morphology of MCF7 cells treated with the ethanolic extract confirmed the MTT results. Conclusion: We also showed that even higher concentrations of saffron is safe for L929, but the extract exerts pro-apoptotic effects in a lung cancer-derived cell line and could be considered as a potential chemotherapeutic agent in lung cancer.

  1. Charges in haemostasis during radiotherapy of uterine carcinoma

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    Clinical chemical parameters for coagulation and fibrinolysis were determined in 20 patients suffering from uterine cancer both during radium implantation with low dose anticoagulation and during the time period of percutaneous post-irradiation. In spite of strong immobilization the partial anticoagulation stabilised haemostasis. A large increase in fibrinogen concentration within the normal range of values, caused by increased production and release from the outer areas of the tumour, cannot be prevented. In addition, in the majority of cases there is a drop in AT III concentration in the pathological range. Percutaneous post-irradiation treatment for further tumour regression leads to a stabilization of the overall tests for clotting. The activated fibrinolysis and elevated levels of fibrin clearage products noted at commencement of the tests showed a normalizing tendency with progressing tumour regression and this was accompanied by a decrease in fibrinogen concentration. A low-dose anticoagulation with 3 x 5000 USP E. Heparin subcutaneous can be recommended as clinical consequences for treating frequently adipose carcinomal patients. Optimal commencement of anticoagulation is 3 hr. pre-operative. (orig./MG)

  2. Epithéliomas basocellulaires de la face: prise en charge chirurgicale, à propos de 45 cas et revue de la literature

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    Ennouhi, Mohamed Amine; Moussaoui, Abdenacer

    2014-01-01

    L’épithélioma basocellulaire est de loin la tumeur épithéliale maligne la plus répandue. L'atteinte faciale représente plus de 65% des cas et constitue un facteur de risque de récidive. L'objectif de notre travail est de rappeler les principes et modalités du traitement chirurgical. Sur une période de douze mois, nous avons pris en charge quarante-cinq patients atteints de carcinomes basocellulaires de la face. Le traitement chirurgical comprend deux volets: -carcinologique: emportant la tumeur et une marge de tissu sain; -et une chirurgie réparatrice faisant appel à la suture cutanée directe; greffes ou lambeaux loco -régionaux. L'examen histologique systématique des pièces opératoires permet la confirmation du diagnostic, le typage histologique et l'appréciation de la qualité de l'exérèse chirurgicale. Les résultats esthétiques sont jugés satisfaisants. Quant aux résultats carcinologiques, nous déplorons quatre récidives. Le traitement chirurgical des épithéliomas basocellulaires est le seul garant de la guérison. Au niveau de la face, il faut trouver le meilleur compromis entre impératifs carcinologiques et esthétiques. L'amélioration des résultats passe par: la prévention, le dépistage précoce des lésions, la collaboration étroite des anatomo-pathologistes et la création de comités de concertation pluri -disciplinaire pour la prise en charge des cas difficiles. PMID:25709738

  3. Alterações de mastigação e deglutição em crianças com hipertrofia de tonsilas / Mastication and deglutition changes in children with tonsillar hypertrophy

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    Jaqueline Freitas de, Souza; Tais Helena, Grechi; Wilma Terezinha, Anselmo-Lima; Luciana Vitaliano Voi, Trawitzki; Fabiana Cardoso Pereira, Valera.

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    Full Text Available As alterações de mastigação e de deglutição em crianças com hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana precisam ser melhor caracterizadas. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a frequência das alterações miofuncionais autorreportadas pelos pais, e se há diferenças entre os padrões de alterações entre crianças com hipertrofia adenoa [...] migdaliana e as com hipertrofia apenas adenoideana. MÉTODO: Aplicação de questionário e avaliação clínica fonoaudiológica em crianças com hipertrofia de tonsilas com idade entre 3 e 6 anos. Os dados reportados pelos pais foram comparados com os dados obtidos pela avaliação fonoaudiológica; além disso, os dados das crianças com hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana foram comparados com as com hipertrofia adenoideana. Desenho científico: coorte transversal. RESULTADOS: As alterações miofuncionais observadas pela fonoaudióloga foram muito mais frequentes do que as reportadas pelos pais e não houve concordância entre os dois achados. As crianças com hipertrofia adenoideana e as com hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana apresentaram o mesmo padrão de alterações miofuncionais. CONCLUSÃO: Os pais relacionam pouco a hipertrofia de tonsilas a alterações na mastigação e na deglutição. A causa da obstrução respiratória parece não interferir no padrão de alteração miofuncional. Abstract in english The changes in mastication and deglutition in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy need to be better characterized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of parent-reported myofunctional changes and to determine if there are differences in the alteration patterns of children with adenotonsillar h [...] ypertrophy and subjects with adenoid hypertrophy. METHOD: Questionnaire and assessment by a speech therapist of children aged between three and six years with tonsillar hypertrophy. The data reported by the parents were compared to the data obtained from the speech therapist's evaluation; additionally, data from children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy were compared to findings from subjects with adenoid hypertrophy. Study Design: cross-sectional cohort. RESULTS: The myofunctional changes observed by the speech therapist were more frequent than the alterations reported by the parents, and there was no correlation between the two findings. The children with adenoid hypertrophy and the individuals with adenotonsillar hypertrophy had the same pattern of myofunctional alteration. CONCLUSION: Parents cannot clearly correlate tonsillar hypertrophy with changes in mastication and deglutition. The cause of the respiratory obstruction does not seem to interfere in the pattern of myofunctional change.

  4. Atopia e hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana em pacientes respiradores bucais em um centro de referencia / Atopy and adenotonsillar hypertrophy in mouth breathers from a reference center

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    Emanuel Capistrano, Costa Junior; Henrique Augusto Cantareira, Sabino; Carolina Sponchiado, Miura; Carolina Brotto de, Azevedo; Ullissis Padua de, Menezes; Fabiana Cardoso Pereira, Valera; Wilma Terezinha, Anselmo-Lima.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O respirador bucal utiliza a cavidade oral como principal via durante a respiração. Dentre as principais causas, destacam-se: as hipertrofias adenoamigdalianas e as doenças inflamatórias como a rinite alérgica. OBJETIVO: Verificar a presença de atopia, os principais alérgenos envolvidos e verifica [...] r a coexistência de atopia com o grau de hipertrofia das tonsilas faríngeas e palatinas, em pacientes respiradores bucais. MÉTODO: Estudo de coorte histórico com corte transversal com revisão de 308 prontuários de pacientes acompanhados em um centro do respirador bucal de um hospital terciário, no período de 2008 a 2010. Foram coletados dados sobre a história clínica de respirador bucal e realizados exames clínico otorrinolaringológico, nasofibroscópico e teste cutâneo de leitura imediata aos aeroalérgenos. RESULTADOS: Dos 308 pacientes, 36% apresentaram positividade no teste alérgico, sendo que dos atópicos 95% foram positivos para ácaros. Do total de pacientes, 46% apresentaram hipertrofia adenoideana. Destes, 37% são atópicos e 47% apresentaram hipertrofia amigdaliana e, destes, 33% são atópicos. CONCLUSÃO: Nenhuma correlação direta entre atopia e o grau de aumento das tonsilas palatinas e faríngeas foi observada nos pacientes respiradores bucais avaliados. Abstract in english Mouth breathers use the oral cavity as their principal breathing route. The main causes include: adenotonsillar hypertrophy and inflammatory diseases such as allergic rhinitis. OBJECTIVE: To look for atopy, the main allergens involved and to check for atopy as a comorbidity with the degree of hype [...] rtrophy of the tonsils and adenoids in mouth breathers. METHOD: A historical cohort study with cross-sectional review of 308 medical charts of patients treated at a mouth breather care center of a tertiary hospital in the period of 2008-2010. We collected data on the mouth breather's clinical history and we ran otolaryngological exams, flexible nasal endoscopy and skin prick test to aeroallergens. RESULTS: Of 308 patients, 36% were positive on allergy testing, with 95 % of atopic patients being positive for mites. Among all patients, 46% had adenoid hypertrophy; of these, 37% were atopic and 47% had tonsillar hypertrophy, and among these, 33% were atopic. CONCLUSION: We found no direct correlation between atopy and the degree of tonsils and adenoid hypertrophy observed among the mouth-breathing patients assessed. si.

  5. QUALITY OF LIFE IN CHILDREN WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AFTER ADENOIDECTOMY

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Sleep-disordered breathing is common in children.There is a large scale of symptoms, from plain harmless snoring to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS. Obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric population is commonly caused by enlarged tonsils or adenoids and affects between 1% and 3% preschool and school aged population. The aim of this study was to examine quality of life in children before and after adenoidectomy, that did not have enlarged tonsils. Patients and Methods: Prospective study included 30 children with OSA symptoms both sexes from 3-12 years old consequtive admited to ENT Clinic Tuzla for adenoidectomy, without tonsillar hypertrophy,and it was carried out in the period from mid November 2005 to end of June 2006. Specific exclusion criteria were: no existing of OSA, neuromuscular disorders, constitutional maxillofacial anomalys, septal deviation, mental retardation, obesity (BMI>30. Hystory was taken from parents or caregiver, each child was examined from ENT specialist, paediatrician and anestesiologist. The adenoid size was estimated by palpation or/and X-ray examination of nasopharynx. By oropharyngoscopy was not found tonsillar hypertrophy. OSA -18 quality of life survey was used to estimate improvement of quality of life after adenoidectomy. The same parent completed OSA-18 servey before surgery and second OSA-18 servey 5 weeks after surgery. The children, that had asserted symptoms of OSA by OSA-18 quality life survey, were analysed by this survey 5 weeks after surgery.Results before and after surgery were compared. Adenoidectomy was done with standard operation technik at ENT departmant, witch includes complete removal of adenoids with uniform anestesiology protocol. Results: In 13 patients undergone adenoidectomy OSA had a small impact on quolity of life, at 13 patents had a moderate impact and at 4 patents had a large impact. Significant improovement of quality of life after adenoidectomy was found in all domains using QOL-OSA-18 test: sleep disturbance (P< .0001, physical suffering (P< .0001, emotional distress (P< .0001, daytime problems (P= .0055 and caregiver concerns (P< .0001. The mean OSA-18 –QOL total change score showed significant impruvment of quality of life in patients suffering from OSA who undergone adenoidectomy (P< .0001.

  6. Escolares submetidos a videonasofaringoscopia na escola: achados e aceitação / Schoolchildren submitted to nasal fiber optic examination at school: findings and tolerance

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    Rubens S., Santos; Rosana, Cipolotti; Jeferson S., D' Ávila; Ricardo Q., Gurgel.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a aceitação da videonasofaringoscopia por crianças, no ambiente escolar, para avaliação de vegetações adenoideanas e determinar a sua prevalência nessa população MÉTODO: Estudo transversal realizado em amostra proporcional (n = 368) de escolares da primeira série do ensino fundam [...] ental de Aracaju (SE), com idades entre 6 e 13 anos, submetidos a videonasofaringoscopia flexível. Todas se submeteram à mesma rotina de exame, feito na própria escola, sem a necessidade de contenção ou qualquer tipo de sedação. RESULTADOS: As crianças que foram submetidas a avaliação nasofibroscópica aceitaram bem o procedimento, permitindo a adequada avaliação das cavidades do nariz e nasofaringe. A prevalência de hipertrofia adenoideana grau I foi de 50,6%, a de grau II foi de 35,1% e a de grau III foi de 14,3%. As hipertrofias adenoideanas graus II e III apresentam maior número de sintomas obstrutivos. CONCLUSÃO: A videonasofaringoscopia flexível pode ser realizada, com excelente aceitação, fora do ambiente hospitalar ou consultório, como mostra este estudo realizado em ambiente escolar, indicando que sua utilização pode ser mais ampla, tornando-a mais acessível a um maior número de pessoas. A prevalência dos três graus de hipertrofia adenoideana encontrada em Aracaju difere de alguns estudos por ter sido realizada em crianças não triadas para sintomas respiratórios. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To verify children's acceptance of nasal fiber optic examination in a school setting and to evaluate hypertrophy of adenoid vegetation and to determine its prevalence in this population. METHODS: A survey was performed of a representative (n = 368) sample of school age children at element [...] ary school (aged 6 to 13 years old) who had been subjected to fiber optic examination, in Aracaju (SE), Brazil. All students were subjected to the same study protocol, carried out at school and with no need for sedation or restraint. RESULTS: All of the children tolerated the nasal fiber optic examination well, making possible a good evaluation of pharynx and nasal cavities. The prevalence of adenoid hypertrophy grade I was 50.6%, of grade II 35.1% and of grade III 14.3%. Grades II and III hypertrophy were related to an increase in obstructive symptoms. CONCLUSION: As this study performed in a school setting demonstrates, nasal fiber optic examination can be performed with excellent tolerance in settings other than hospitals and outpatient clinics, indicating that its usage could be increased and made available for an extended range of populations. The prevalence of adenoid hypertrophy in Aracaju is not comparable with prevalence rates observed in earlier studies because it this was a study of children without respiratory symptoms.

  7. Oral tumours seen at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital: a preliminary report

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    Oral tumours in patients attending the oral Surgery Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, during a 12 month period from February 1998 to January 1999 were studied and classified. In all, 50 patients were included in the study out of which 33 were fully characterised and classified historically. Fifteen (45.4%) of the tumours examined were squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), 6(18.2%) ameloblastoma (AME), 3 (9.1%) each of Lympoma (L), adenoid cystic carcinoma (ADC) and pleomorphic adenoma (PA), 2(61.1%) ossifying fibroma (OF) and 1(3.0%) embryonal rhabdomyosar coma (ER). There was significant observed between the prevalence rates in men and women. OSCC was found to occur more frequently in the palate/maxillary sinus and the parotid gland whilst ameloblastoma was the commonest benign neoplasm within the fourth decade. (author)

  8. Osteopontin expression in salivary gland carcinomas

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    BjØrndal, Kristine; Larsen, Stine R

    2011-01-01

    J Oral Pathol Med (2010) Background:? In several cancer types, osteopontin (OPN) expression has been correlated with tumor progression and prognosis. Two earlier studies have examined OPN expression in salivary gland carcinomas with contradictory results. Methods:? One hundred and seventy-five patients with a primary salivary gland carcinoma diagnosed from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2005 were identified in the local pathology register, Odense University Hospital. Criteria as documented by Allred et al. were used to assess OPN immunostaining that was performed on surgical specimens. Results:? Osteopontin was expressed in all salivary gland carcinomas. Adenoid cystic carcinomas had the highest mean sum score (7.3) and a significantly higher proportion of carcinomas with high OPN sum score than both mucoepidermoid carcinoma and acinic cell carcinoma. Correlation of OPN expression with known prognostic factors in salivary gland carcinomas was insignificant. Conclusions:? Salivary gland carcinomas express OPN. The expression does not correlate with known prognostic factors.

  9. Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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    R Dayal

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA is a common condition in childhood and can result insevere complications if left untreated. It is showing a rising trend in India. A significantassociation with obesity has been observed; however, some children with enlargedtonsils and/or adenoids may even be underweight. The patient usually presents withsnoring and other respiratory problems like mouth breathing, choking and gaspingepisodes in night. Poor school performance and neurocognitive deficits have beenreported. Pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale are seen in severe cases. Besidesthe history and clinical examination, for definitive diagnosis an overnightpolysomnographic evaluation is the gold standard. In all cases, the specific treatmentranges from simple lifestyle modifications and medications to surgeries likeadenotonsillectomy. Early diagnosis is vital.Key words: Childhood OSA, Obesity, adenotonsillar hypertrophy

  10. Treatment and Prognosis of Rare Breast Cancers.

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    Terando, Alicia M; Agnese, Doreen M; Holmes, Dennis R

    2015-10-01

    Management algorithms for invasive and non-invasive ductal and lobular breast carcinomas are well-established. Because of their very nature, rare histologic types of primary breast cancers are not represented in practice guidelines and thus present a challenge to the practicing clinician who must make recommendations for surgical treatment, axillary staging, and adjuvant therapy, as well as counsel patients as to their expected disease course and prognosis. Herein, case reports and published series of rare types of primary breast cancer including adenoid cystic, mucoepidermoid, metaplastic, squamous, neuroendocrine, encysted papillary, and micropapillary types will be reviewed to provide a basis for treatment planning for patients presenting with these rare primary breast malignancies. PMID:26259751

  11. Middle cranial fossa tumors of rare and a typical CT features

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    Six different brain tumors in middle cranial fossa are presented which are studied by CT and proved pathologically. The authors experienced rare tumors in middle cranial fossa such as cavernous hemangioma, cystic meningioma, Schwannoma, Masson's vegetant intravascular hemangioendothelioma and other tumors (arteriovenous malformation and metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma) whose CT findings were atypical. The results are as follows; 1. In case of tumors in middle cranial fossa, basal and coronal sections are necessary for further evaluation of the relations with dura and adjancent bone change. 2. In suspicion of metastasis, bone setting should be done to find out bone involvement. 3. Internal carotid angiography gave little help in the differential diagnosis of tumors in middle cranial fossa

  12. Management of difficult airway in intratracheal tumor surgery

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tracheal malignancies are usual victim of delay in diagnosis by virtue of their symptoms resembling asthma. Sometimes delayed diagnosis may lead to almost total airway obstruction. For difficult airways, not leaving any possibility of manipulation into neck region or endoscopic intervention, femorofemoral cardiopulmonary bypass can be a promising approach. Case Presentation We are presenting a case of tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma (cylindroma occupying about 90% of the tracheal lumen. It was successfully managed by surgical excision of mass by sternotomy and tracheotomy under femorofemoral cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB. Conclusion Any patient with recurrent respiratory symptoms should be evaluated by radiological and endoscopic means earlier to avoid delay in diagnosis of such conditions. Femorofemoral cardiopulmonary bypass is a relatively safe way of managing certain airway obstructions.

  13. Differential diagnosis of pathology using gradient recalled ECHO MRI

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of gradient recalled echo sequence of MRI in differential diagnosis of pathology. Between September 2004 to January 2005, MR examination was performed for nine patients (Seven men and two women; Average 54 years old, range 22 to 72 years) with head and neck tumors: five melanomas, two adenocarcinoma, one adenoid cystic carcinoma, and one malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH). T1-weighted spin-echo transverse, T2-weighted spin-echo transvers, T2-weighted gradient recalled echo transvers, and post contrast and fat-suppressed MR images were obtained. In almost all cases of melanomas, moderate low intensity on gradient recalled echo sequence was seen. In non-melanomas, low intensity was not recognized on gradient recalled echo. Gradient recalled echo MR images are effective in differentiate the melanomas from non melanomas in head and neck area. (author)

  14. Incidentally found and unexpected tumors discovered by MRI examination for temporomandibular joint arthrosis

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    Yanagi, Yoshinobu; Asaumi, Jun-ichi E-mail: asaumi@md.okayama-u.ac.jp; Maki, Yuu; Murakami, Jun; Hisatomi, Miki; Matsuzaki, Hidenobu; Konouchi, Hironobu; Honda, Yosutoshi; Kishi, Kanji

    2003-07-01

    We examined the frequency of incidentally found or unexpected tumors discovered at the time of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region for patients with suspicion of TMJ arthrosis. Five MR images (T1-weighted transverse scout image and proton density and T2-weighted oblique sagittal images at the open and closed mouth) were acquired. In 2776 MRI examinations of TMJ arthrosis, two tumors were discovered. They consisted of an adenoid cystic carcinoma in the deep portion of the parotid gland, and a malignant tumor extending from the infratemporal fossa to the parapharyngeal space. The rate of incidentally founded or unexpected tumors in TMJ examinations was low (0.072%), but the two tumors found were malignant tumors, and therefore, scout image should be carefully examined, not only used for positing the slice.

  15. Management of a case of left tracheal sleeve pneumonectomy under cardiopulmonary bypass: Anesthesia perspectives

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The lung tumors with carinal involvement are frequently managed with tracheal sleeve pneumonectomy and tracheobronchial anastomosis without use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB. Various modes of ventilation have been described during tracheal resection and anastomosis. Use of CPB during this period allows the procedure to be conducted in a more controlled way. We performed tracheal sleeve pneumonectomy for adenoid cystic carcinoma of left lung involving carina. The surgery was performed in two stages. In the first stage, left pneumonectomy was performed and in the second stage after 48 h, tracheobronchial resection and anastomosis was performed under CPB. Second stage was delayed to avoid excessive bleeding (due to heparinization from the extensive vascular raw area left after pneumonectomy. Meticulous peri-operative planning and optimal post-operative care helped in successful management of a complex case, which is associated with high morbidity and mortality.

  16. Impact of local radiation in the management of salivary gland carcinomas

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    Eapen, L.J.; Gerig, L.H.; Catton, G.E.; Danjoux, C.E.; Girard, A.

    1988-03-01

    Seventy patients with salivary gland carcinoma (63% major gland and 37% minor gland) are reviewed. Histologies included adenoid cystic (54%), mucoepidermoid (16%), and adenocarcinoma (14%). Patients were analyzed according to extent of surgery and whether or not adjuvant postoperative radiotherapy was given. There is no difference in survival in patients who had complete excision of gross tumor with or without adjuvant radiotherapy. Patients who did not undergo radiotherapy had a 62% actuarial risk of locoregional failure at 5 years, with a 20% risk in the adjuvantly irradiated group (P less than 0.001). A failure analysis demonstrates that among the 44% of patients with recurrence 71% (22/31) failed locoregionally and 69% (21/31) had distant metastases. Twenty-seven percent (19/70) died of disease, with 31% (6/19) dying of locoregional disease and 26% (5/19) of distant disease. Implications for management are discussed.

  17. Impact of local radiation in the management of salivary gland carcinomas

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    Seventy patients with salivary gland carcinoma (63% major gland and 37% minor gland) are reviewed. Histologies included adenoid cystic (54%), mucoepidermoid (16%), and adenocarcinoma (14%). Patients were analyzed according to extent of surgery and whether or not adjuvant postoperative radiotherapy was given. There is no difference in survival in patients who had complete excision of gross tumor with or without adjuvant radiotherapy. Patients who did not undergo radiotherapy had a 62% actuarial risk of locoregional failure at 5 years, with a 20% risk in the adjuvantly irradiated group (P less than 0.001). A failure analysis demonstrates that among the 44% of patients with recurrence 71% (22/31) failed locoregionally and 69% (21/31) had distant metastases. Twenty-seven percent (19/70) died of disease, with 31% (6/19) dying of locoregional disease and 26% (5/19) of distant disease. Implications for management are discussed

  18. Bevacizumab in Reducing CNS Side Effects in Patients Who Have Undergone Radiation Therapy to the Brain for Primary Brain Tumor, Meningioma, or Head and Neck Cancer

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    Adult Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Adult Anaplastic Ependymoma; Adult Anaplastic Meningioma; Adult Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Adult Brain Stem Glioma; Adult Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumor; Adult Choroid Plexus Tumor; Adult Diffuse Astrocytoma; Adult Ependymoma; Adult Grade II Meningioma; Adult Grade III Meningioma; Adult Malignant Hemangiopericytoma; Adult Mixed Glioma; Adult Oligodendroglioma; Adult Papillary Meningioma; Adult Pineocytoma; Malignant Neoplasm; Meningeal Melanocytoma; Radiation Toxicity; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Adult Brain Tumor; Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Recurrent Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage I Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage I Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage I Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage I Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage III Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage III Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IV Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IV Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IV Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IV Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal

  19. A CHILD WITH EPISTAXIS, REDUCED HEARING AND CERVICAL LYMPHADENOPATHY: A RARE CASE OF NASOPHARYNGEAL CARCINOMA IN A CHILD

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Although nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC is common in this part of the world, the incidence among children is still very low worldwide. The diagnosis is sometimes delayed because of the late reporting of the symptom by the patient or parents, or difficulty in reaching the final diagnosis due to its hidden anatomical location. The challenges include the difficult endoscopy in children, inability to differentiate an adenoid from the tumour on radiograph and often the inconclusive fine needle aspiration findings. If the tumour mass at Fossa of Rosenmuller can be clearly appreciated and biopsied with undoubtedly proven histology of NPC, the diagnosis can be straight forward and treatment can be commenced as early as possible. We report a 10-year-old child presented with bilateral neck cervical lymphadenopathy and epistaxis with fine needle aspiration cytology(FNAC of the neck mass reported as lymphoma. Further work-up confirmed he was suffering from NPC.

  20. Undifferentiated salivary gland carcinomas

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    Herbst, H.; Hamilton-Dutoit, S.

    2004-01-01

    Undifferentiated salivary gland carcinomas may be divided into small cell and large cell types. Among large cell undifferentiated carcinomas, lymphoepithelial carcinomas have to be distinguished, the latter of which are endemic in the Arctic regions and southern China where virtually all cases of these tumors are associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Association with EBV may also be observed in sporadic cases, and detection of EBV gene products may aid their diagnosis. Immunohistology may be employed to resolve the differential diagnosis of undifferentiated salivary gland carcinomas, comprising malignant lymphomas, amelanotic melanomas, Merkel cell carcinomas, and adenoid cystic carcinomas, in particular in small biopsy materials. Because of the rarity of undifferentiated salivary gland carcinomas, the differential diagnosis should always include metastases of undifferentiated carcinomas arising at other primary sites, particularly when expressing the thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) Udgivelsesdato: 2004

  1. Aspiration cytology of ameloblastic fibroma: a diagnostic challenge.

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    Kumar, Neeta; Jain, Shyama

    2003-08-01

    Ameloblastic fibroma of the jaw is a rare, benign mixed odontogenic tumor, having little tendency for local invasion and a low recurrence rate. Cytologic distinction from ameloblastoma, ameloblastic fibrosarcoma, and intraosseous adenoid cystic carcinoma is necessary, in view of the different biologic behavior. A painful, slow-growing swelling of the jaw in a 5-yr-old child clinicoradiologically considered as a benign cystic lesion was aspirated. Sheets of small monomorphic epithelial cells with peripheral palisading by columnar cells were seen on cytology smears. The striking feature was central hyaline globules in some tubules. A cytologic possibility of adenomatoid odontogenic tumor was suggested. Histopathology, however, confirmed it to be an ameloblastic fibroma. PMID:12889050

  2. Reticular type parotid myoepithelial carcinoma: an intriguing variant and mimicker

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    Myoepithelial carcinoma, the malignant counterpart of benign myoepithelioma, is one of the rarest salivary gland neoplasms. It is composed almost exclusively of tumour cells with myoepithelial differentiation, characterized by infiltrative growth and potential for metastasis. We herein, report a case of myoepithelial carcinoma in a 50 years old male with reticular morphology. Reticular variant of myoepithelial carcinoma may be mistaken for a variety of benign and malignant epithelial and mesenchymal tumours including mixed tumour (pleomorphic adenoma), adenoid cystic carcinoma, basal cell adenoma and epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma. Complete surgical excision is the mainstay of therapy. The role of radiation therapy and chemotherapy is not yet established. Awareness of this variant is emphasized to prevent misdiagnosis. (author)

  3. Health consequences of nasopharyngeal radium exposure

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    The study was undertaken to determine whether a population of children with hearing loss who were irradiated with radium applicators in the forties and fifties would have an increased risk of tumors in the area of the nasopharynx, thyroid, and other surrounding tissues or would have other long-term results of radium treatments such as signs of hormonal changes related to radiation exposure of the pituitary glands. The results of the study of the chronic effects from irradiation of adenoids suggests a significant excess risk of head and neck cancers, especially brain tumors. The increased incidence of thyrotoxicosis in the exposed population may have resulted from hormonal imbalance secondary to pituitary gland irradiation and should receive further study. Chronic hearing loss occurred more frequently in the irradiated group but it is difficult to be sure whether this indicated an ineffectiveness of the treatment or differences in the characteristics of the deafness in individuals selected for radium treatments

  4. Retrievable Airway Stent Placement for Stoma Stricture after Anterior Mediastinal Tracheostomy: Case Report

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    Hwang, Jae Yeon; Shin, Ji Hoon; Kim, Yong Hee; Song, Ho Young; Kim, Jin Hyoung [Dept. of University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Yeoun Joo [Dept. of Pediatrics, Pusan National University Children' s Hospital, Yangsan (Korea, Republic of)

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    Anterior mediastinal tracheostomy (AMT) is performed to establish an airway after resection of advanced tumors in the cervicothoracic region. We report a case of successful placement of a covered retrievable self-expandable nitinol stent for a stoma stricture that developed after AMT in a patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea. Two stent placements and removals, at two and three months after their initial placement, were performed due to loosening of the stents. Although we did not achieve long-term results as the patient died of massive hemorrhage, the stent placement was both feasible and safe, thus suggesting that temporary stent placement may be a valuable option for treating stoma stricture occurring after AMT.

  5. Radiographic anatomy and pathology of the child's airway

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    The laryngotracheal airway has been considered the ''bottle-neck'' of the lungs. Any compromise of this already rather small pathway can easily result in a life-threatening situation. Rapid, accurate diagnosis is essential for proper clinical management of a compromised airway. Radiologic studies play a major role in the clinical investigation of patients with serious airway problems. There are notable differences between the anatomy of the upper airway of the adult and that of the young child or infant. In the infant, however, some differences in the radiographic patterns must be kept in mind. In the first 6 months of life, the adenoid shadow is not well defined and is normally absent until 1 month of age. During swallowing there is a lack of air in the pharynx with elevation of the larynx. Air may be seen in the cervical esophagus. All of these physiologic variations must be considered when interpreting radiographs of the neck in the young child

  6. Salivary gland tumours in Congo (Zaire).

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    Kayembe, M K A; Kalengayi, M M R

    2002-09-01

    From the files of the Department of Pathology of Kinshasa University Hospital, a retrospective study on salivary gland tumours in Congo (Zaire) had been carried out in order to determine their histological and epidemiological profile. Salivary gland tumours are rare in Congo, with a relative frequency of 1.8%. Pleomorphic adenoma (55.1%) and adenoid cystic carcinoma (15.9%) are the most common tumours. Parotid gland (36.6%) is the most frequent location of salivary gland tumours in this country. People aged between 30 and 39 years (19.9%) (Mean: 37.4 +/- 16.2 years) and females (M/F = 0.8/1) are most affected. No case of adenolymphoma is recorded in this series. PMID:12430350

  7. Calculation of neutron kerma in tissues

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    Neutron kerma of normal and tumor tissues has been calculated using the tissues elemental concentration. A program developed in Math cad contains the kerma factors of C, H, O, N, Na, Mg, P, S, Cl, K, etc. that are in normal and tumor human tissues. Having the elemental composition of any human tissue the neutron kerma can be calculated. The program was tested using the elemental composition of tumor tissues such as sarcoma, melanoma, carcinoma and adenoid cystic, also neutron kerma for adipose and muscle tissue for normal adult was calculated. The results are in agreement with those published in literature. The neutron kerma for water was also calculated because in some dosimetric calculations water is used to describe normal and tumor tissues. From this comparison was found that at larger energies kerma factors are approximately the same, but energies less than 100 eV the differences are large. (Author)

  8. Photodynamic therapy of malignancy of skin with He-Ne laser

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    Zhu, Jing; Shi, Hongmin; Zhang, Hui-Guo

    2005-07-01

    Objective: Research on the photodynamic therapy of malignancy of skin with He-Ne Laser. Methods: 35 cases of skin malignancy were treated with photodynamic therapy. He-Ne laser with output power of 600 mW was used and hematoporphyrin derivative (HPD) was applied, at a dose of 5mg/kg of body. 15 patients received simple surface irradiation, 20 patients received both surface and insertion irradiation. 28 patients underwent treatment for one time, 7 patients twice. The 12 cases were basel cell carcinoma, 7 cases were squamous cell carcinoma, 4 cases were skin carcinoma in situ, 8 cases were skin Paget's disease, 1 case was Paget's disease accompanying adenoid carcinoma, 1 case malignant melanoma, 1 case red hypertrophic disease, 1 case recurrent perianal carcinoma deriving from rectum.

  9. Salivary gland carcinomas of the larynx : A national study in Denmark

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    Nielsen, Troels Krogh; BjØrndal, Kristine

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Salivary gland carcinomas of the larynx are rare. The purpose of this study is to present a national series of laryngeal salivary gland carcinoma patients and to bring a review of recent literature. METHODS: By merging The Danish Cancer Registry, The National Pathology Registry and The National Patient Registry all registered patients with laryngeal salivary carcinomas diagnosed from 1990 to 2007 were identified. The histological slides were reviewed and data concerning age, sex, symptoms, topography, histology, treatment and outcome were registered. Based on a supplemented PubMed search a review of literature from 1991 to 2010 was performed. RESULTS: Six Danish patients with a malignant salivary gland tumor in the larynx were identified resulting in an incidence of 0.001/100,000 inhabitants/year. Four had adenoid cystic carcinoma and two a mucoepidermoid carcinoma. All patients were male. The patients were treated with surgery and/or radiotherapy. Three patients had recurrent disease. One died of the primary disease and one died of other causes. Four are alive with no evidence of disease. Merging of actual study group with patients from recent literature resulted in 83 cases. The male vs. female ratio was 2:1, the most common location was the supraglottic region (52%) and the most predominant histological subtypes were adenoid cystic carcinoma (46%), mucoepidermoid carcinoma (35%) and adenocarcinoma NOS (12%). CONCLUSION: Laryngeal salivary gland carcinoma is a rare disease with a male predominance and most often localized in the supraglottic region. Data concerning treatment and outcome are scarce, but primary surgery with utmost focus on free surgical margins is the treatment of choice. Recurrences are observed later than ten years after primary treatment and a long follow up time is advocated.

  10. MRI analysis on soft tissue around upper airway in obese adolescent patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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    Objective: To investigate the correlation of soft tissue structure of upper airway with the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in adolescents age group by analyzing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of upper airway. Methods: The subjects were divided into obese OSAS, obese controls and normal weight controls groups according to the results from polysomnography and body mass index measurements; Upper airway was scanned by MRI sagittally and axially; upper airway at all levels and soft tissue was analyzed by Amira Medical image analysis system. Results: Tongue volumes in obese OSAS and obese controls were significantly greater than that in normal weight controls (P<0.05); tonsil and adenoid volumes in obese OSAS were significantly higher than those in two control groups (P<0.05 or P<0.001), but no significant difference was found between two control groups. The volumes of lateral pharyngeal wall in obese OSAS were higher than those in obese controls and normal weight controls (P<0.05 or P<0.001), and they were higher in obese controls compared with normal weight controls (P<0.05). In obese OSAS group, positive correlations were found between volumes of lateral pharyngeal wall and apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) (r=0.879, P<0.01), as well volumes of tonsils and AHI (r=0.824, P<0.01). Conclusion: Obesity can increase the soft tissue volumes around upper airway, there by increase the upper airway obstruction; lateral pharyngeal wall and adenoid volumes play major roles in evaluating the severity of OSAS in adolescents. (authors)

  11. Adénocarcinome pulmonaire primitif: expérience d'un centre hospitalier tunisien

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    Joobeur, Samah; Mribah, Hadhami; Saad, Ahmed Ben; Mhamed, Saoussen Cheikh; Mahou, Houda; Rouatbi, Naceur; El Kamel, Ali

    2015-01-01

    La fréquence de l'adénocarcinome pulmonaire primitif est en nette augmentation au dépend des autres types histologiques de cancer bronchique primitif. En effet, il représente environ 40% des cas des carcinomes bronchiques non à petites cellules (CNPC). Il se distingue par certaines particularités. Décrire les aspects épidémiologiques, cliniques, thérapeutiques et évolutifs de l'adénocarcinome pulmonaire primitif. Etude rétrospective incluant 322 patients porteurs d'adénocarcinome pulmonaire primitif, hospitalisés au service de pneumologie du centre hospitalo-universitaire de Monastir (Tunisie) entre janvier 1990 et septembre 2013. L’âge moyen de nos patients était de 59,4 ans. 25,8% sont âgés de moins de 50 ans. Une prédominance masculine (86,3%) a été notée. 81,7% des patients étaient tabagiques. La symptomatologie respiratoire était dominée par la douleur thoracique (57,1%) et la toux (46%). Au moment du diagnostic, 73,3% des patients étaient au stade métastatique. Les localisations secondaires les plus fréquentes étaient le poumon controlatéral (25,5%), la plèvre (21,1%) et l'os (19,25%). La prise en charge thérapeutique s'est basée essentiellement sur la chimiothérapie (48,5% des cas). Seulement 10,3% des patients ont bénéficié d'un traitement chirurgical. La médiane de survie de nos patients était de 6 mois avec une survie à 1 an, 3 ans et 5 ans respectivement de 25,9%, 3,2% et 2%. L'adénocarcinome bronchique primitif est un sous type histologique particulier parmi les cancers broncho-pulmonaires primitifs. Son incidence est en augmentation depuis une vingtaine d'année. Malgré les progrès thérapeutiques, il reste de mauvais pronostic. PMID:26448811

  12. Pathologies cutanées vues au laboratoire d'anatomie pathologique à Lomé, Togo

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    Darre, Tchin; Mouhari-Toure, Abas; Saka, Bayaki; Amouzou, Efoé-ga Yawod Olivier; Dare, Sassil; Landoh, Dadja Essoya; Amegbor, Koffi; Pitché, Palokinam; Napo-Koura, Gado

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    Introduction Les affections cutanées restent encore un problème de santé publique dans la majorité des pays en développement. Notre étude s'est fixée comme objectif de déterminer les aspects épidémiologiques et histologiques des dermatoses au Togo. Méthodes Il s'agissait d'une étude descriptive et transversale portant sur les cas de dermatoses diagnostiquées de 2002 à 2013 (10 ans) au laboratoire d'anatomie pathologique (LAP) du CHU- Sylvanus Olympio. Tous les cas d'examen portant sur un prélèvement de peau (biopsie, exérèse, pièces opératoires) ont été colligés de 2002 à 2013 à partir des données des registres dudit laboratoire. Résultats Au cours de la période d’étude, 1119 (7,6%) des 14720 prélèvements reçus au LAP étaient des prélèvements de peau, ce qui correspond à une fréquence annuelle de 111,9 prélèvements. L’âge moyen des patients dont les prélèvements de peau appartenaient était de 35,4 ans et le sex-ratio (H/F) de 1,39. Au plan histologique, les lésions cutanées étaient reparties en dermatoses non tumorales (390 cas, 34,8%), dermatoses tumorales et pseudo tumorales (607 cas, 54,2%) et des dermatoses de diagnostic incertain (122 cas, 10,9%). La lèpre (95 cas, 8,5%) et le carcinome épidermoïde (134 cas, 11,9%) étaient les types histologiques les plus fréquents. Conclusion Les dermatoses tumorales et pseudo tumorales font plus l'objet de demande d'examen anatomopathologique au Togo, ce qui s'explique par la hantise de tumeurs malignes devant toute dermatose tumorale. L'amélioration du plateau technique du LAP (immunohistochimie, immunofluorescence directe) permettra d'accroitre ses capacités diagnostiques. PMID:26405477

  13. Las 47 preguntas sobre el virus del papiloma humano, VPH

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    Elena de la, Fuente Díez; Luz María, Mira Ferrer.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available La prevención del cáncer de cuello uterino ha evolucionado rápidamente a consecuencia de la identificación de su causa, el Virus del Papiloma Humano (VPH). La asociación VPH/Cáncer de Cuello Uterino, es aplicable tanto al carcinoma escamocelular como al adenocarcinoma. Dos de los tipos oncogénicos, [...] los VPHs 16 y 18, son responsables del 70% de los casos de cáncer de cuello uterino a nivel mundial. El VPH es muy prevalente entre personas sexualmente activas, y se puede identificar fácilmente mediante el uso de tecnologías capaces de detectar ADN y otros biomarcadores del VPH. El ADN y los biomarcadores se pueden detectar en todas las fases de la historia natural de la infección y del proceso neoplásico. Dicha trazabilidad unida a la validación clínica de las tecnologías de identificación, han permitido mejorar los protocolos de cribado del cáncer cervical. La proteína principal del virión, ya expresada, produce inmunógenos capaces de inducir fuertes respuestas inmunitarias cuando se administran vía intramuscular, y ésta es la base de la Vacuna frente a VPH. Abstract in english The UCC (Uterine Cervical Cancer) prevention has suffered a great evolution because of the knowing of its cause, wich is the HPV (Human Papillomavirus). The association HPV / UCC is available also to Scamocellular Carcinome to Adenocarcinome. Mundially, the oncogenic types, 16 and 18, are responssib [...] le of 70% of cases of UCC. HPV is very prevalent in sexually active people, and it’s easy identify by using DNA amplyfiyng technologies and other biomarkers. These ones can be detected in hole virus natural life, including the neoplasic process. The tazability and the clinic validation of this technologies, have improved to get a better screening of the UCC. The main HPV protein, is able to produce a strong inmunitary response, when it’s given by intramuscular punctury; and this is the explanation of the HPC vaccine.

  14. Etude descriptive et analytique du cancer de l’œsophage au Togo

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    Oumboma, Bouglouga; Mawuli, Lawson-Ananissoh Laté; Aklesso, Bagny; Laconi, Kaaga; Datouda, Redah

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    Introduction Décrire les aspects épidémiologiques, cliniques, endoscopiques et histologiques du cancer de l’œsophage (CO) au Togo. Méthodes Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective descriptive et analytique menée sur 8 ans (Janvier 2005-Décembre 2012) dans le service d'hépato-gastroentérologie (HGE) du CHU Campus de Lomé. Etaient inclus les dossiers des patients hospitalisés pour CO confirmé histologiquement. Résultats Sur 8 ans, 24 patients remplissant nos critères d'inclusion ont été retenus soit 3cas de CO par an et 0,55% des hospitalisations. L’âge moyen des patients était de 57,08 ans (extrêmes: 32 et 82 ans). La dysphagie et l’épigastralgie étaient les motifs d'hospitalisation les plus rencontrés. L'alcool (n=15), le tabac (n=13) étaient les facteurs de risque les plus présents. A la fibroscopie, les lésions étaient ulcéro-bourgeonnantes et hémorragiques (n=12), ulcéro-bourgeonnantes (n=5); ces lésions siégeaient au niveau du 1/3 inférieur (n= 11), à l'union 1/3 supérieur 1/3moyen de l’œsophage (n= 13) et aucun au niveau du 1/3 supérieur. Seize lésions étaient des carcinomes épidermoïdes et 3 des adénocarcinomes. L’évolution dans le service a été fatale dans 2cas; 16 patients avaient été transférés en chirurgie pour des soins palliatifs et 5 patients (20,8%) étaient perdus de vue. Conclusion Le CO semble en augmentation au Togo. L'alcool et le tabac sont les facteurs de risque et le pronostic sévère dans notre série est lié au retard diagnostic. Son dépistage précoce passe par une consultation rapide devant toute dysphagie chez un sujet de 50 ans et plus. PMID:25883742

  15. Clinical and pathological evaluation of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma: a single center study of 21 cases

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    Aline Lopes, Chagas; Luciana, Kikuchi; Paulo, Herman; Regiane S.S.M., Alencar; Claudia M., Tani; Márcio Augusto, Diniz; Vincenzo, Pugliese; Manoel de Souza, Rocha; Luiz Augusto Carneiro, D& #8242; Albuquerque; Flair Jose, Carrilho; Venancio A.F., Alves.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare primary malignant liver tumor that differs from conventional hepatocellular carcinoma in several aspects. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical, surgical and histopathological features of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinom [...] a and to analyze the factors associated with survival. METHODS: We identified 21 patients with histopathologically diagnosed fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma over a 22-year period. Clinical information was collected from medical records and biopsies, and surgical specimens were reviewed. RESULTS: The median age at diagnosis was 20 years. Most patients were female (67%) and did not have associated chronic liver disease. Most patients had a single nodule, and the median tumor size was 120 mm. Vascular invasion was present in 31% of patients, and extra-hepatic metastases were present in 53%. Fourteen patients underwent surgery as the first-line therapy, three received chemotherapy, and four received palliative care. Eighteen patients had “pure fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma,” whereas three had a distinct area of conventional hepatocellular carcinoma and were classified as having “mixed fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.” The median overall survival was 36 months. The presence of “mixed fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma” and macrovascular invasion were predictors of poor survival. Vascular invasion was associated with an increased risk of recurrence in patients who underwent surgery. CONCLUSION: Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma was more common in young female patients without chronic liver disease. Surgery was the first therapeutic option to achieve disease control, even in advanced cases. Vascular invasion was a risk factor for tumor recurrence. The presence of macrovascular invasion and areas of conventional hepatocellular carcinoma were directly related to poor survival.

  16. Thyroïdectomies pratiquées sous anesthésie locale au Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Antananarivo

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    Razafindrakoto, Rex Mario; Razafindranaivo, Mananjara Nandrianina; Valisoa, Herimalalaniaina Angelo; Schammirah, Mahamad Rojovolaarivony; Randriamboavonjy, Rado

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    Menée le plus souvent sous anesthésie générale, la chirurgie thyroïdienne peut aussi être pratiquée sous anesthésie régionale ou sous anesthésie locale. Notre objectif a été de rapporter l'expérience du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Antananarivo sur l'anesthésie locale dans les thyroïdectomies. La drogue employée dans notre protocole anesthésique a été le fentanyl, administré en intraveineuse directe, associé à une infiltration sous-cutanée de lidocaïne suivant la ligne d'incision. Le/la patient(e) n'a pas été intubé(e), l'oxygène étant délivré au niveau des cavités nasales. Ont été étudiés le type de chirurgie thyroïdienne, la durée de l'intervention, la satisfaction des patient(e)s vis-à-vis de la qualité de l'anesthésie, et le coût de l'intervention. Sur 567 thyroïdectomies effectuées, 51,68% (n= 293) ont été des lobo-isthmectomies gauches, 44,44% (n= 252) des lobo-isthmectomies droites, 2,82% (n= 16) des thyroïdectomies subtotales ou totales, 1,06% (n= six) des totalisations pour carcinomes thyroïdiens. La durée des interventions a varié de 30 à 90 minutes. Un total de 83,95% (n= 476) des patient(e)s a été très satisfait de la qualité de l'anesthésie et 15,87% autres (n= 90) satisfait. Les suites opératoires ont été bonnes dans la majorité des cas. Le coût d'une thyroïdectomie a été évalué à 100- 150 dollars américains. L'anesthésie locale utilisée dans les thyroïdectomies effectuées au Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Antananarivo est simple, rapide, d'un coût moyen, et permet d'alarmer précocement le chirurgien en cas de lésion d'un nerf laryngé inférieur. PMID:26587128

  17. BOWEN’S DISEASE IN LEG - A RARE OCCURRENCE

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    Full Text Available ar old female presented with complaints of asymptomatic , raised skin lesion over left leg for the past two years , which on local examination revealed a single , localized , well defined , rounded plaque of 4 cm . Clinically Bowen’s disease was not suspected because of its rarity and also occurred in the unusual site . Biopsy was taken and sent for histo - pathological examination . In histo - pathological examination Bowen’s disease was diagnosed . This case is highlighted to show the pathologist’s help in making a proper diagnosis when atypical skin lesions are seen at unusual sites . INTRODUCTION : Most of the overt malignant conditions actually originate as microscopic lesions , which are designated as in - situ carcinomas . These in - situ carcinomas are typically notic ed as intra - epithelial lesions , most often seen in squamous cell epithelial lined tissue eg . oral mucosa , genitals , cervix and skin . In skin , the intra - epithelial carcinoma - in situ lesions may be Bowen’s disease , Bowenoid papulosis or Erythroplasia of Queyrat . In the same way gastrointestinal and urinary system also can show in - situ malignancies . Bowen’s disease was first described by an American dermatologist John T Bowen in the year 1912 . It is most commonly reported in sun exposed sites . It rarely oc curs in patients with darkly pigmented skin . Bowen’s disease is observed in skin and external genitals and is sometimes associated with arsenic poisoning and visceral carcinomas . Bowen’s disease is a rare , persistent , progressive , intra - epithelial carcinom a , 8% of which will develop into an invasive squamous cell carcinoma . Treat

  18. Les tumeurs malignes primitives de l’intestin grèle: Aspects cliniques et thérapeutiques de 27 patients

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    Full Text Available Les tumeurs malignes de l'intestin grèle (TMPIG sont des tumeurs rares. Elles représentent 1 à 5% de toutes les tumeurs du tube digestif. Elles sont caractérisées par une hétérogénéité anatomopathologique et une symptomatologie pauvre et non spécifique entrainant ainsi un retard diagnostic, des difficultés Thérapeutiques et donc un mauvais pronostic. Nous rapportant les caractéristiques épidémiologiques, diagnostiques et thérapeutiques ainsi que la survie des patients atteints des TMIG au sein de l’institut national d’oncologie de Rabat. Il s’agit d’une analyse rétrospective des dossiers cliniques des 27 patients ayant le diagnostic de tumeurs malignes de l’intestin grèle admis dans notre institut entre 1998 et 2002. L’âge médian était de 46 ans (15-70 ans. Le délai médian de diagnostic était de 6 mois (0-96 mois. La douleur abdominale était le symptôme le plus fréquent (77.8%. L’étude anatomopathologique a montré 63% de lymphome non Hodgkinie, 14.8% d’adénocarcinome, 7.4% de tumeur stromale, 7.4% de carcinome neuroendocrine et 7.4% de sarcome intestinal. Vingt patients (76. 9% ont eu une résection chirurgicale et 14 patients (53. 8% ont eu une chimiothérapie en fonction du stade de la maladie et du type histologique. Après un recul médian de 11.6 mois, la survie globale après 12 mois était de 44.4% et la médiane de survie était de 11.6 mois. Les tumeurs malignes de l’intestin grèle sont rares. Leur diagnostic est tardif limitant ainsi la prise en charge thérapeutique curative. Les cliniciens doivent ètre avertis des symptômes gastro-intestinaux non spécifiques

  19. Interleukin-12 and Trastuzumab in Treating Patients With Cancer That Has High Levels of HER2/Neu

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    Advanced Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer; Bone Metastases; Carcinoma of the Appendix; Distal Urethral Cancer; Fallopian Tube Cancer; Gastrinoma; Glucagonoma; Inflammatory Breast Cancer; Insulinoma; Liver Metastases; Localized Unresectable Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Lung Metastases; Male Breast Cancer; Malignant Pericardial Effusion; Malignant Pleural Effusion; Metastatic Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Metastatic Parathyroid Cancer; Metastatic Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter; Newly Diagnosed Carcinoma of Unknown Primary; Occult Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Pancreatic Polypeptide Tumor; Primary Peritoneal Cavity Cancer; Proximal Urethral Cancer; Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Adrenocortical Carcinoma; Recurrent Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Recurrent Anal Cancer; Recurrent Bladder Cancer; Recurrent Breast Cancer; Recurrent Carcinoma of Unknown Primary; Recurrent Cervical Cancer; Recurrent Colon Cancer; Recurrent Endometrial Carcinoma; Recurrent Esophageal Cancer; Recurrent Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer; Recurrent Gallbladder Cancer; Recurrent Gastric Cancer; Recurrent Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Islet Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Malignant Testicular Germ Cell Tumor; Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer; Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer; Recurrent Parathyroid Cancer; Recurrent Prostate Cancer; Recurrent Rectal Cancer; Recurrent Renal Cell Cancer; Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer; Recurrent Small Intestine Cancer; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Thyroid Cancer; Recurrent Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter; Recurrent Urethral Cancer; Recurrent Vaginal Cancer; Recurrent Vulvar Cancer; Skin Metastases; Small Intestine Adenocarcinoma; Somatostatinoma; Stage III Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Adrenocortical Carcinoma; Stage III Bladder Cancer; Stage III Cervical Cancer; Stage III Colon Cancer; Stage III Endometrial Carcinoma; Stage III Esophageal Cancer; Stage III Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage III Gastric Cancer; Stage III Malignant Testicular Germ Cell Tumor; Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage III Ovarian Epithelial Cancer; Stage III Pancreatic Cancer; Stage III Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage III Prostate Cancer; Stage III Rectal Cancer; Stage III Renal Cell Cancer; Stage III Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage III Vaginal Cancer; Stage III Vulvar Cancer; Stage IIIA Anal Cancer; Stage IIIA Breast Cancer; Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IIIB Anal Cancer; Stage IIIB Breast Cancer; Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Adrenocortical Carcinoma; Stage IV Anal Cancer; Stage IV Bladder Cancer; Stage IV Breast Cancer; Stage IV Colon Cancer; Stage IV Endometrial Carcinoma; Stage IV Esophageal Cancer; Stage IV Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IV Gastric Cancer; Stage IV Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Ovarian Epithelial Cancer; Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer; Stage IV Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IV Prostate Cancer; Stage IV Rectal Cancer; Stage IV Renal Cell Cancer; Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVA Cervical Cancer; Stage IVA Vaginal Cancer; Stage IVB Cervical Cancer; Stage IVB Vaginal Cancer; Stage IVB Vulvar

  20. Otorrinolaringologia pediátrica no Sistema Público de Saúde de Belo Horizonte Pediatric (Otolaryngology at the Public Health System of a city in Southeastern Brazil

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    Angela Francisca Marques Guerra

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a adequação dos encaminhamentos da atenção primária para a secundária em otorrinolaringologia pediátrica. MÉTODOS: Estudo realizado em Belo Horizonte, estado de Minas Gerais, de março de 2004 a maio de 2005. Foram avaliadas 408 crianças pré-escolares encaminhadas da atenção primária para a secundária do setor de otorrinolaringologia com otite, faringoamigdalite, rinossinusite, rinite alérgica e hipertrofia de amígdala/adenóide. As variáveis analisadas foram: concordância dos diagnósticos na atenção primária e secundária, tempo de espera pela consulta, acompanhamento e especialista (médico de família ou pediatra que examinou a criança na atenção primária. A concordância dos diagnósticos foi avaliada pela análise estatística de kappa. RESULTADOS: Os pacientes tinham em média cinco anos de idade, dos quais 214 (52,5% eram meninos, o tempo médio de espera pela consulta foi de 3,7 meses. Os diagnósticos na atenção primária e secundária foram, respectivamente: otite (44%, 49%, hipertrofia de amígdala/adenóide (22%, 33%, faringoamigdalite (18%, 23%, rinossunusite (13%, 21%, rinite alérgica (3%, 33%. Análise de concordância kappa foi 0,15 para otite com efusão, 0,35 para otite recorrente, 0,04 para hipertrofia de amígdala/adenóide, 0,43 para faringoamigdalite, 0,05 para rinite alérgica; 0,2 para rinossinusite. Os diagnósticos na atenção primária para encaminhamento à secundária, definidos pelo médico de família ou pelo pediatra que avaliou a criança foram concordantes. CONCLUSÕES: A inadequação dos encaminhamentos da atenção primária para a secundária em otorrinolaringologia foi expressa pelo longo tempo de espera pela consulta e pela baixa concordância de diagnósticos firmados entre os níveis de atenção para os mesmos pacientes avaliados. A atenção primária poderia se tornar mais eficiente se os profissionais fossem mais bem capacitados em otorrinolaringologia.OBJECTIVE: To assess the suitability of referral from primary to secondary care in pediatric Otolaryngology. METHODS: The study was performed in the city of Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais, from March 2004 to May 2005. A total of 408 pre-school children referred from primary care to secondary care in the department of Otolaryngology presenting with otitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and tonsillar/adenoidal hypertrophy was assessed. The studied variables were: agreement between diagnoses in primary and secondary care; waiting time for doctor's appointment; follow-up, and professional (pediatrician or family physician that examined children in primary care. Agreement of diagnoses was assessed using kappa statistics. RESULTS: Patients were five years old on average, 214 (52.5% were boys, mean waiting time for appointment was 3.7 months. Diagnoses in primary and secondary care were respectively: otitis (44%, 49%, tonsillar/adenoidal hypertrophy (22%, 33%, tonsillitis (18%, 23%, sinusitis (13%, 21%, allergic rhinitis (3%, 33%. Agreement analysis of kappa was 0.15 for otitis with effusion, 0.35 for recurrent otitis, 0.04 for tonsillar/adenoidal hypertrophy, 0.43 for tonsillitis, 0.05 for allergic rhinitis, and 0.2 for sinusitis. Diagnoses in primary care referred to secondary care were in agreement when given either by pediatrician or family physician. CONCLUSIONS: Unsuitability of referrals from primary to secondary care in otolaryngology was expressed by the long time waiting for appointments and by the low agreement between diagnoses in different level of care for the same patients. Primary health care could be more efficient if professionals were better qualified in Otolaryngology.

  1. Carcinoma adenoideo quístico de la mama: A propósito de un caso

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    Luis Darío, Espinoza; Linerys, León; Yris, Bravo Bello; Grace, Socorro.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: El carcinoma adenoideo quístico de la mama es inusual se presenta con una frecuencia menor al 1 %. La presentación de este caso está relacionada con la rareza del mismo, incidencia de 0,1 %. MÉTODOS: Paciente femenina 56 años de edad, menarquía: 15 años. IIIG, IP, IC, IA. Menopausia: 2002. [...] No recibe terapia hormonal. No antecedentes personales y/o familiares de patología mamaria. Consulta a nuestra unidad por control, examen físico:normal. Mamografía:mamascon moderadacantidad de tejido fibroglandular, evidencia opacidad nodular en unión de cuadrantes inferiores mama derecha. Eco mamario: imagen aspecto sólido bordes regulares, ubicada en cuadrantes inferiores de mama derecha de 6,1 mm x 7,1 mm x 7,0 mm, se corresponde con opacidad nodular mamográfica. DISCUSIÓN: Evaluación mastológica clase IV. Se recomienda evaluación histológica de la lesión a través de técnica de biopsia ecoguiada. Anatomía patológica: carcinoma adenoideo quístico. Grado nuclear II, actividad mitótica atípica presente. Desmoplasia estromal severa. Estudio de inmunohistoquímica: CK7+ (célulassecretoras),CK7/CK14+(célulasadenoescamosas), colágeno tipo IV. Se realizamastectomía parcial oncológica derecha, previa localización y confirmación por imagen márgenes por corte congelado más ganglio centinela. Anatomía patológica: carcinoma adenoideo quístico de 0,7 cm. Grado nuclear I. Actividad mitótica atípica presente. Bordes de resección quirúrgica, margen adicional libres de lesión. Patología mamaria adicional: ectasia ductal y condición fibroquística. Ganglio linfático centinela uno sin evidencia de neoplasia. En marzo de 2009, paciente acude a control, donde se realiza evaluación mastológica concluyéndose clase IIRF. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: Adenoid cystic breast carcinoma is rare variant occurring less than 1 %. The presentation of this case is related to the rarity of it, because the incidence of this tumor in the breast is 0.1 %. METHOD: Female patient, 56 years old, menarche: 15 years. III pregnancy: IB, IP, IA. Menopause [...] : 2002. Not receiving substitutive hormone therapy. No personal and family history of breast pathology. She came in August, 2007 for breast evaluation, physicalexamination:Normal. Mammography:Breastwith moderate amount of fibroglandular tissue, nodular opacity in union of lower quadrants right breast. Breast ultrasound: Solid image, with regular edges, located at junction of lower quadrants right breast, measuring 6.1 mm x 7.1 mm x 7.0 mm, which corresponds with nodular mammographic opacity. DISCUSSION: Mast logical evaluation class IV. Histological evaluation of lesion, using the technique of microbiopsia ecoguide. Pathology report: Adenoid cystic carcinoma, nuclear grade II. This atypical mitotic activity, stromal desmoplasia severe. Immunohistochemistry: CK7 + (secretory cells), CK7/CK14 + (Adenosquamous cell), type IV collagen. Partial mastectomy was performed in oncology right after echolocate confirmation by imaging, margins cut more frozen sentinel node. With pathology report: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of 0.7 cm. nuclear grade I, atypical mitotic activity, edge of surgical resection and additional margin free of injury. Additional mammary pathology: Fibrocystic status, ductal ectasia. A sentinel lymph node without evidence of malignancy; March 2009, the patient comes to control,where assessment is completed mast logical class IIRF.

  2. Availability and quality of paraffin blocks identified in pathology archives: A multi-institutional study by the Shared Pathology Informatics Network (SPIN)

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    Shared Pathology Informatics Network (SPIN) is a tissue resource initiative that utilizes clinical reports of the vast amount of paraffin-embedded tissues routinely stored by medical centers. SPIN has an informatics component (sending tissue-related queries to multiple institutions via the internet) and a service component (providing histopathologically annotated tissue specimens for medical research). This paper examines if tissue blocks, identified by localized computer searches at participating institutions, can be retrieved in adequate quantity and quality to support medical researchers. Four centers evaluated pathology reports (1990–2005) for common and rare tumors to determine the percentage of cases where suitable tissue blocks with tumor were available. Each site generated a list of 100 common tumor cases (25 cases each of breast adenocarcinoma, colonic adenocarcinoma, lung squamous carcinoma, and prostate adenocarcinoma) and 100 rare tumor cases (25 cases each of adrenal cortical carcinoma, gastro-intestinal stromal tumor [GIST], adenoid cystic carcinoma, and mycosis fungoides) using a combination of Tumor Registry, laboratory information system (LIS) and/or SPIN-related tools. Pathologists identified the slides/blocks with tumor and noted first 3 slides with largest tumor and availability of the corresponding block. Common tumors cases (n = 400), the institutional retrieval rates (all blocks) were 83% (A), 95% (B), 80% (C), and 98% (D). Retrieval rate (tumor blocks) from all centers for common tumors was 73% with mean largest tumor size of 1.49 cm; retrieval (tumor blocks) was highest-lung (84%) and lowest-prostate (54%). Rare tumors cases (n = 400), each institution's retrieval rates (all blocks) were 78% (A), 73% (B), 67% (C), and 84% (D). Retrieval rate (tumor blocks) from all centers for rare tumors was 66% with mean largest tumor size of 1.56 cm; retrieval (tumor blocks) was highest for GIST (72%) and lowest for adenoid cystic carcinoma (58%). Assessment shows availability and quality of archival tissue blocks that are retrievable and associated electronic data that can be of value for researchers. This study serves to compliment the data from which uniform use of the SPIN query tools by all four centers will be measured to assure and highlight the usefulness of archival material for obtaining tumor tissues for research

  3. Lesiones intraorales de glándulas salivales menores Intraoral lesions of minor salivary glands. Analysis of 59 patients

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    MARÍA ANGÉLICA MATAMALA S

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las lesiones de glándulas salivales menores son en su mayoría benignas. Los tumores son infrecuentes y conforman un grupo heterogéneo, siendo el adenoma pleomorfo Ia neoplasia benigna más frecuente y el carcinoma adenoideo-quistico el tumor maligno más encontrado. Objetivos: El propósito de este estudio es evaluar Ia incidencia, manejo y evolución de Ias lesiones intraorales de glándulas salivales menores en el Servicio de Cirugia de Cabeza y Cuello del Hospital Barros Luco-Trudeau. Material y Método: Se presenta estudio retrospectivo de 59 casos tratados entre 1975 y 2009 en dicho hospital. Resultados: Encontramos 35 mujeres y 24 hombres. En 48 pacientes (81,3% se encontró lesiones benignas, de Ias cuales 35 (73% correspondieron a lesiones no neoplásicas y 13 (27% a neoplasias. Las neoplasias malignas fueron 11 (18,6% del total, 4 (36,3% con Ca mucoepidermoide, 2 (18% con Ca adenoideo-quistico, 2 (18% con Ca de células acinosas, 1 (9% con Ca indiferenciado, 1 (9% con adenocarcinoma y 1 (9% con Ca epider-moide. Conclusiones: Las lesiones de glándulas salivales menores en nuestro hospital se caracterizan por ser predominantemente benignas. Se encontró similar frecuencia de tumores benignos y malignos. Predominó el adenoma pleomorfo entre Ios primeros y el carcinoma mucoepidermoide entre Ios segundos. Los tumores benignos, luego de su extirpación, se manejaron con cierre del lecho tumoral mediante rotación de colgajos locales de mucosa oral para cobertura y, en algunos casos, cierre por segunda intención. La evolución fue en general excelente. En el caso de Ios tumores malignos, el manejo dependió de Ia histología.Background: Most salivary gland lesions are benign. Tumors are uncommon. Pleomorphic adenoma and cystic adenoid carcinoma are the most common benign and malignant lesions. Alm: To assess the incidence management and evolution of intraoral lesions among patients consulting in a head and neck surgical service. Material and Methods: Retrospective review of medical records of patients consulting for intraoral lesions of minor salivary glands between 1975 and 2009 in a head and neck surgical service. Results: Thirty five females and 24 males are reported. Forty eight (81% had benign lesions. Of these, 35 (73%. were non neoplastic lesions. Eleven patients had malignant lesions. Of these, four (36% had a mucoepidermoid carcinoma, two (18% had an adenoid-cystic carcinoma, two (18% had an acinous cell carcinoma and one patient each had an undifferentiated carcinoma, an adenocarcinoma and an epidermoid carcinoma. Conclusions: In this series of patients, benign lesions predominated. Benign lesions were excised and the management of malignant lesions depended on the type of tumor.

  4. Lesiones intraorales de glándulas salivales menores / Intraoral lesions of minor salivary glands. Analysis of 59 patients

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    MARÍA ANGÉLICA, MATAMALA S; MIGUEL, GONZÁLEZ P; GONZALO, ROSSEL D; CONSTANZA, NIEME S.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las lesiones de glándulas salivales menores son en su mayoría benignas. Los tumores son infrecuentes y conforman un grupo heterogéneo, siendo el adenoma pleomorfo Ia neoplasia benigna más frecuente y el carcinoma adenoideo-quistico el tumor maligno más encontrado. Objetivos: El propósi [...] to de este estudio es evaluar Ia incidencia, manejo y evolución de Ias lesiones intraorales de glándulas salivales menores en el Servicio de Cirugia de Cabeza y Cuello del Hospital Barros Luco-Trudeau. Material y Método: Se presenta estudio retrospectivo de 59 casos tratados entre 1975 y 2009 en dicho hospital. Resultados: Encontramos 35 mujeres y 24 hombres. En 48 pacientes (81,3%) se encontró lesiones benignas, de Ias cuales 35 (73%) correspondieron a lesiones no neoplásicas y 13 (27%) a neoplasias. Las neoplasias malignas fueron 11 (18,6% del total), 4 (36,3%) con Ca mucoepidermoide, 2 (18%) con Ca adenoideo-quistico, 2 (18%) con Ca de células acinosas, 1 (9%) con Ca indiferenciado, 1 (9%) con adenocarcinoma y 1 (9%) con Ca epider-moide. Conclusiones: Las lesiones de glándulas salivales menores en nuestro hospital se caracterizan por ser predominantemente benignas. Se encontró similar frecuencia de tumores benignos y malignos. Predominó el adenoma pleomorfo entre Ios primeros y el carcinoma mucoepidermoide entre Ios segundos. Los tumores benignos, luego de su extirpación, se manejaron con cierre del lecho tumoral mediante rotación de colgajos locales de mucosa oral para cobertura y, en algunos casos, cierre por segunda intención. La evolución fue en general excelente. En el caso de Ios tumores malignos, el manejo dependió de Ia histología. Abstract in english Background: Most salivary gland lesions are benign. Tumors are uncommon. Pleomorphic adenoma and cystic adenoid carcinoma are the most common benign and malignant lesions. Alm: To assess the incidence management and evolution of intraoral lesions among patients consulting in a head and neck surgical [...] service. Material and Methods: Retrospective review of medical records of patients consulting for intraoral lesions of minor salivary glands between 1975 and 2009 in a head and neck surgical service. Results: Thirty five females and 24 males are reported. Forty eight (81%) had benign lesions. Of these, 35 (73%). were non neoplastic lesions. Eleven patients had malignant lesions. Of these, four (36%) had a mucoepidermoid carcinoma, two (18%) had an adenoid-cystic carcinoma, two (18%) had an acinous cell carcinoma and one patient each had an undifferentiated carcinoma, an adenocarcinoma and an epidermoid carcinoma. Conclusions: In this series of patients, benign lesions predominated. Benign lesions were excised and the management of malignant lesions depended on the type of tumor.

  5. Availability and quality of paraffin blocks identified in pathology archives: A multi-institutional study by the Shared Pathology Informatics Network (SPIN

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    Schirripa Osvaldo

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Shared Pathology Informatics Network (SPIN is a tissue resource initiative that utilizes clinical reports of the vast amount of paraffin-embedded tissues routinely stored by medical centers. SPIN has an informatics component (sending tissue-related queries to multiple institutions via the internet and a service component (providing histopathologically annotated tissue specimens for medical research. This paper examines if tissue blocks, identified by localized computer searches at participating institutions, can be retrieved in adequate quantity and quality to support medical researchers. Methods Four centers evaluated pathology reports (1990–2005 for common and rare tumors to determine the percentage of cases where suitable tissue blocks with tumor were available. Each site generated a list of 100 common tumor cases (25 cases each of breast adenocarcinoma, colonic adenocarcinoma, lung squamous carcinoma, and prostate adenocarcinoma and 100 rare tumor cases (25 cases each of adrenal cortical carcinoma, gastro-intestinal stromal tumor [GIST], adenoid cystic carcinoma, and mycosis fungoides using a combination of Tumor Registry, laboratory information system (LIS and/or SPIN-related tools. Pathologists identified the slides/blocks with tumor and noted first 3 slides with largest tumor and availability of the corresponding block. Results Common tumors cases (n = 400, the institutional retrieval rates (all blocks were 83% (A, 95% (B, 80% (C, and 98% (D. Retrieval rate (tumor blocks from all centers for common tumors was 73% with mean largest tumor size of 1.49 cm; retrieval (tumor blocks was highest-lung (84% and lowest-prostate (54%. Rare tumors cases (n = 400, each institution's retrieval rates (all blocks were 78% (A, 73% (B, 67% (C, and 84% (D. Retrieval rate (tumor blocks from all centers for rare tumors was 66% with mean largest tumor size of 1.56 cm; retrieval (tumor blocks was highest for GIST (72% and lowest for adenoid cystic carcinoma (58%. Conclusion Assessment shows availability and quality of archival tissue blocks that are retrievable and associated electronic data that can be of value for researchers. This study serves to compliment the data from which uniform use of the SPIN query tools by all four centers will be measured to assure and highlight the usefulness of archival material for obtaining tumor tissues for research.

  6. Disfonia crónica numa criança / Hoarseness in a child due to laryngopharyngeal reflux

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    Ana, Dantas; Ana, Magalhães; Maria João, Oliveira; Olena, Lourenço; Paulo Baptista, Coelho.

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: Os sintomas associados ao refluxo gastroesofágico (RGE) nas crianças variam com a idade, atingindo uma prevalência de 1,8% a 8,2%. Os principais sintomas em crianças mais velhas e adolescentes são azia e regurgitação. Uma complicação possível é a disfonia crónica devido à laringite por r [...] efluxo (refluxo laringo-faríngeo - RLF). O objectivo deste caso é alertar para o RLF/RGE como uma causa de disfonia crónica em idade pediátrica. Descrição do caso: Relata-se o caso de uma menina de seis anos que recorreu ao seu médico de família (MF) para uma consulta de rotina. O MF detectou disfonia cuja cronicidade foi confirmada pela mãe. A menina foi referenciada à Otorrinolaringologia (ORL), onde efectuou uma nasofaringolaringoscopia. Detectaram hipertrofia das adenoides, edema da corda vocal direita e sulcus glottidis, tendo diagnosticado RLF. Prescreveram esomeprazol e terapia da voz, tendo a disfonia remitido após nove meses. Comentário: O RLF condicionou lesão das cordas vocais, originando disfonia. O tratamento adequado resolveu os sintomas. A disfonia é pouco reconhecida pelos doentes, pelos seus pais e mesmo pelos médicos. No entanto, pode ser o único sintoma de RLF/RGE. Não detectar a disfonia atrasa o diagnóstico e o tratamento, aumentando as complicações e piorando o prognóstico. Abstract in english Introduction: Symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children vary according to age. The prevalence ranges from 1,8% to 8,2%. The cardinal symptoms among older children and adolescents are heartburn and regurgitation. One possible complication is chronic hoarseness due to reflux l [...] aryngitis (laryngopharyngeal reflux - LPR). The goal of this case report is to alert physicians to the possibility of LPR/GER as a cause of chronic hoarseness in children. Case Report: We report the case of a six year old girl who consulted her general practitioner (GP) for a routine visit. The GP noticed hoarseness that her mother confirmed to be chronic. The girl was referred to an otorhinolaryngologist (ORL) who performed a nasopharyngolaryngoscopy. He found adenoid hypertrophy, right vocal fold edema and sulcus glottidis, and diagnosed LPR. The ORL prescribed esomeprazole and speech therapy. Nine months later the hoarseness was resolved. Comment: LPR caused trauma to the vocal folds resulting in hoarseness. Appropriate treatment resolved the symptoms. Hoarseness is insufficiently recognized by young patients, their parents and even by physicians. It may be the only symptom of LPR/GER. Failure to recognize it may delay diagnosis and treatment, increase complications and worsen prognosis.

  7. O padrão facial é fator predisponente para otite média com efusão em crianças? / Is facial pattern a predisposing factor for otitis media with effusion in children?

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    Cláudio de Góis, Nery; Fernando Stefanato, Buranello; Cícero, Pereira; Renata Cantisani, Di Francesco.

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Anormalidades na morfologia craniofacial são associadas à disfunção da tuba auditiva e a otite média com efusão (OME). OBJETIVO: Avaliar a relação entre o padrão facial, direção do crescimento craniofacial e OME em crianças com tonsilas faríngea e palatinas aumentadas (TFPA). CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: E [...] studo clínico prospectivo em 79 crianças (41 meninos e 38 meninas), com idades de 4 a 10 anos, com TFPA (níveis III e IV de Brodsky). O grupo de estudo foi composto por 40 crianças com OME, enquanto que o grupo controle foi composto por 39 crianças sem OME. Foi realizada análise cefalométrica. RESULTADOS: Não houve correlação entre o padrão facial e a OMS (c 2 = 0,25 p = 0,88). O grupo com OME apresentou Eixo Facial maior (F(1,75) = 3,68 p = 0,05), e uma Altura Facial Inferior menor (F(1, 75) = 3,99 p = 0,05) quando comparados ao grupo controle. CONCLUSÕES: Não houve correlação entre o padrão facial e a OME em crianças com TFPA, ainda que um padrão facial mais horizontal associado à altura facial inferior diminuída foi consistentemente observada. Isto sugere que um posicionamento anormal do tuba auditiva influencia o desenvolvimento da OME em crianças com TFPA. Abstract in english Abnormalities in craniofacial morphology are associated with Eustachian tube dysfunction and otitis media with effusion (OME). AIM: to evaluate the relationship between facial pattern and craniofacial growth direction, and OME in children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids (ETA). METHODS: Clinical p [...] rospective survey in 79 children (41 male and 38 female), ranging from 4 to 10 years of age, with tonsil and adenoid enlargement (Brodsky's grades III and IV). Forty children presented with OME (study group) and 39 did not (control group). Cephalometric analysis was used to determine the facial pattern. RESULTS: There was no correlation observed between facial pattern and OME (c 2 = 0.25 p = 0.88). Facial Axis was larger in the OME group (F(1.75) = 3.68 p = 0.05) and the Lower Anterior Facial height was smaller (F(1. 75) = 3.99 p = 0.05) in children with otitis media with effusion. CONCLUSIONS: There was no correlation between OME and facial pattern in children with ETA although a more horizontal facial growth direction, and a smaller lower anterior facial height was observed consistently among subjects in this group. This suggests that abnormal positioning of the eustachian tube influences the development of OME in children with ETA.

  8. Allergic rhinitis and its associated co-morbidities at Bugando Medical Centre in Northwestern Tanzania; A prospective review of 190 cases

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    Said Said A

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Allergic rhinitis is one of the commonest atopic diseases which contribute to significant morbidity world wide while its epidemiology in Tanzania remains sparse. There was paucity of information regarding allergic rhinitis in our setting; therefore it was important to conduct this study to describe our experience on allergic rhinitis, associated co-morbidities and treatment outcome in patients attending Bugando Medical Centre. Methods This was descriptive cross-sectional study involving all patients with a clinical diagnosis of allergic rhinitis at Bugando Medical Centre over a three-month period between June 2011 and August 2011. Data was collected using a pre-tested coded questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS statistical computer software version 17.0. Results A total of 190 patients were studied giving the prevalence of allergic rhinitis 14.7%. The median age of the patients was 8.5 years. The male to female ratio was 1:1. Adenoid hypertrophy, tonsillitis, hypertrophy of inferior turbinate, nasal polyps, otitis media and sinusitis were the most common co-morbidities affecting 92.6% of cases and were the major reason for attending hospital services. Sleep disturbance was common in children with adenoids hypertrophy (?2?=?28.691, P?=?0.000. Allergic conjunctivitis was found in 51.9%. The most common identified triggers were dust, strong perfume odors and cold weather (P??2?=?4.583, P?=?0.032. In this study family history of allergic rhinitis was not a significant risk factor (P =0.423. The majority of patients (68.8% were treated surgically for allergic rhinitis co morbidities. Post operative complication and mortality rates were 2.9% and 1.6% respectively. The overall median duration of hospital stay of in-patients was 3 days (2 – 28 days. Most patients (98.4% had satisfactory results at discharge. Conclusion The study shows that allergic rhinitis is common in our settings representing 14.7% of all otorhinolaryngology and commonly affecting children and adolescent. Sufferers seek medical services due to co-morbidities of which combination of surgical and medical treatment was needed. High index of suspicions in diagnosing allergic rhinitis and early treatment is recommended.

  9. Long-term Outcomes and Quality of Life of 186 Patients With Primary Parotid Carcinoma Treated With Surgery and Radiotherapy at the Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center

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    Purpose: To assess the outcomes, toxicity, and quality of life (QOL) of patients with primary parotid carcinoma treated with surgery and postoperative radiotherapy at the Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center. Methods and Materials: Between 1995 and 2010, 186 patients with parotid carcinoma were treated with parotidectomy with or without neck dissection, followed by radiotherapy. Elective nodal irradiation (ENI) was applied to high-risk, node-negative disease. End points were locoregional control (LRC), disease-free survival (DFS), cause-specific survival (CSS), and overall survival (OS), late toxicity, and QOL. Results: After a median follow-up of 58 months (range, 4–172 months), the 5-year Kaplan-Meier estimates for LRC, DFS, CSS, and OS were 89%, 83%, 80%, and 68%, respectively. Forty-five events were reported: 24 distant metastases (DM) and 21 locoregional failures (LRF). Event-free survival rates by histological types were 89%, 78%, 76%, 74%, and 70% for acinic cell, mucoepidermoid, adenoid cystic, adenocarcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, respectively. More LRF were reported in patients with squamous cell and high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma (21% and 19%, respectively) than in patients with other histological types (p = 0.04) and more DM in patients with adenoid cystic and adenocarcinoma (20% and 19%, respectively) than in patients with other types (p = 0.03). None of the high-risk node-negative patients who received ENI developed regional failure. On multivariate analysis, T stage, N stage, grade, and presence of perineural invasion and facial paralysis correlated significantly with DFS. The 5-year cumulative incidence of grade ?2 late toxicity was 8%. QOL scores deteriorate during and shortly after treatment but returned in almost all scales to baseline scores within 6 months. Conclusions: Of the entire group, surgery and postoperative radiotherapy resulted in excellent outcomes with minimal side effects and preservation of good QOL scores. However, in view of the pattern of failures observed in this study, the role of adjuvant systemic or targeted therapy in patients at high risk of DM should be investigated in prospective trials.

  10. Etude epidemilogique du syndrome des ovaires micropolykystiques a l'Hopital Bonzola de MbujiMayi , Congo (RDC

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    Mbuyamba NKL

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    Full Text Available Objectif Définir le Profil épidémiologique de la femme avec le SOMPK à l'hôpital BONZOLA de Mbuji-Mayi et d'identifier dans ce milieu les éléments diagnostiques du SOMPK. Méthodes De 1260 patientes ayant présenté les signes cliniques observés dans le SOMPK, l'échographie a confirmé le SOMPK chez 315 patientes en se basant sur les critères retenus par la conférence de consensus de Rotterdam de 2003. Résultats La fréquence de SOMPK est de 25% dans cet hôpital. L'âge de ces patientes a varié entre 15 et 45 ans avec un âge moyen de 28 ans ±3ans. Leur parité moyenne est de ±1. L'analyse des circonstances de diagnostic a révélé que les troubles menstruels (50%, l'infertilité (31% et le bilan de santé annuelle pour la femme travailleuse (15% ont constitué les motifs de consultation. Les signes cliniques et échographiques observés lors de diagnostic de SOMPK sont la spanioménorrhée (74,6%, l'hirsutisme (81,9%, l'obésité androïde (54%, l'infertilité' (49,5%, la surface ovarienne augmentée de volume (100% et les microkystes de 10 à 20 de nombre et de diamètre inférieur à 9mm repartis en périphérie (100%. Conclusion La fréquence très élevée du SOMPK dans ce milieu incite à entreprendre une étude approfondie pour déterminer des facteurs de risque du syndrome des ovaires micro kystiques . AbstractAimsTo define the epidemiological profile of women with PCOS at the BONZOLA hospital of Mbuji-Mayi and to identify in our setting the diagnostic cues of the PCOS . Methods Of 1260 patients who presented the clinical signs observed in the PCOS, an ultrasound (or sonography confirmed the presence of polycystic ovaries in 315 patients based on the criteria reached by the conference on consensus held in Rotterdam in 2003 . Results The frequency of PCOS is of 25% in the Bonzola hospital. The age of the patients varied between 15 and 45 years with a mean age of 28 years ±3ans. Their mean parity is 1 ± 1 The analysis of the diagnostic symptoms and the reasons for consultation revealed menstrual irregularities in 50%, infertility in 31% and the annual check-up for the working woman was 15%. The clinical signs and the ultrasonographic image observed at the time of diagnosis of PCOS are spaniomenorrhea (74,6%, hirsutism (81,9%, android obesity (54%, infertility' (49,5%, increased ovarian volume (100% and peripheral ovarian cysts, in numbers of 10 to 20 and diameter of less than 9mm (100%. Conclusion The high frequency of the PCOS in our setting suggests the need for a more profound study of the patients with these symptoms to prevent the multiple complications of this pathology.

  11. CT findings of nasomaxillary lesions: differential diagnosis by adjacent bony abnormality on CT

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    To provide an aid in differential diagnosis of nasomaxillary lesions by CT appearance of bony changes, we retrospectively evaluated 82 computed tomographic (CT) examinations of 79 patients who had nasomaxillary lesions (56 tumors, 23 inflammations). The bony changes were classified as destruction, displacement, and sclerosis. Destruction of bony maxilla was most common in malignancy, in which more than 3 walls were often destroyed. Displacement of bony maxilla was most common in benign tumors and in slowly - growing malignant tumors such as adenoid cystic carcinoma or lymphoma, and there was often associated bony destruction of other walls. Sclerosis was a common finding in the inflammatory process, especially in chronic maxillary sinusitis with bony destruction at the ostium of the medial wall, Sclerosis often occurred after radiotherapy and / or chemotherapy of tumors and was also noted when there was associated inflammation. Maxillary cysts showed characteristic expansion of all sinus walls. Bony changes were less prominent in the tumors of the nasal cavity compared to the changes seen in the maxillary lesions. A careful analysis of CT findings is very helpful in differentiating malignant from benign tumors and inflammatory disease in nasomaxillary lesions

  12. Solitary metastatic cancer to the thyroid: a report of five cases with fine-needle aspiration cytology

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    Full Text Available Abstract Three men and 2 women with ages ranging from 37 to 70 years, clinically and histologically confirmed solitary, palpable metastatic cancers to the thyroid (SMCT and preoperative cytologic investigation of their thyroid lesions by fine-needle aspiration (FNA, were reviewed. Four patients were known to have a solid cancer treated by radical surgery 1 to 4 years prior [1 bronchogenic squamous cell carcinoma, 1 parotid adenoid cystic carcinoma, 1 renal cell carcinoma (RCC and 1 cutaneous melanoma], and 1 patient had no past history of cancer. Direct smears prepared from the patients' thyroid FNAs were fixed in 95% ethanol and stained with the Papanicolaou method. In 3 cases, immunostaining of the aspirated tumor cells with thyroglobulin antibody was performed, and in 1 case an aspiration smear was stained with commercial HMB-45 antibody. A correct cytodiagnosis of metastatic cancer to the thyroid was made in all 5 cases. In 1 patient the thyroid FNA revealed a metastatic RCC that led to the discovery of a clinically occult RCC. All 5 patients died of metastatic disease 27 to 40 months after surgical resection of their SMCTs.

  13. Treatment options in otitis media with effusion.

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    Upadhya, Ila; Datar, J

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    Secretary Otitis media with effusion (OME) is the accumulation of mucus in the middle ear and sometimes in the mastoid air cell system. The main etiological factor is alteration in mucociliary system of middle ear secondary to ET malfunction which may be primary or secondary. OME is the cause of concern due to its occurance in paediatric age group, highest at 2 years of age, presenting as impairment of hearing leading to delayed speech and language development, poor academic performance and behavioral problems. In spite of this there are no confirmed guidelines of treatment to overcome. Many treatment options are available medical as well as surgical. Prospective study conducted to evaluate various treatment options revealed that auto inflation of ET is the main stay of treatment. If the ET malfunction is due to any reasons like adenoids, deviated nasal septum, hypertrophied turbinates or any other cause surgical intervention of the same gives 100% results. Medical management gives good results but recurrence is equally common. PMID:24533382

  14. Tricoepitelioma múltiple / Multiple tricoephitelioma

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    C., Gutiérrez Gómez; R., Martínez Wagner; F.J., López Mendoza; V.M., Rosales Galindo; E., Márquez Gutiérrez.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El tricoepitelioma, descrito por Brooke en 1892 y también llamado epitelioma adenoideo quístico, es una genodermatosis autosómica dominante originada en el complejo pilosebáceo. Existen dos formas clínicas: la solitaria y la múltiple. Algunos autores recomiendan no tratarlo; sin embargo las lesiones [...] múltiples tienden a deformar la anatomía y la resección parcial presenta recidivas así como cicatrices excesivas y en algunos casos tienen un comportamiento agresivo. Presentamos un caso clínico de tricoepitelioma con deformidad severa de la cara en el que se realizó tratamiento radical con restitución de unidades estéticas mediante colgajos locales. Consideramos que los casos agresivos o deformantes deben ser tratados de forma radical, eliminando todo el espesor de la piel para obtener resultados satisfactorios. Abstract in english Trichoepithelioma, first described by Brooke in 1892, also known as cystic adenoid epithelioma, is a dominantly inherited genodermatosis originated in the follicle bulb. There are two clinical forms, solitary and multiple. Some authors advocate not to treat them, but multiple trichoepithelioma prese [...] nts a significant cosmetic problem and partial resection can lead to recurrence and excessive scarring, some cases with an aggressive behavior. We present a clinical case of multiple tricoepithelioma with severe deformity of the face in which we realized radical resection with restitution of anatomical units by local flaps. We consider that the multiple cases should be excised with total skin to avoid recurrence and obtain acceptable results.

  15. Management of Recurrent Rhinosinusitis in Children

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    Full Text Available Rhinosinusitis is the most common complication of viral upper respiratory tract infections and the fifth most common indication for the prescription for antimicrobial agents in childhood period. In clinical evaluation a persistant nasal discharge or cough (or both lasting more than ten days are generally seen. Acute rhinosinusitis lasts less than four weeks and chronic rhinosinusitis persists more than 12 weeks. The common causes of recurrent acute and chronic rhinosinusitis are recurrent viral upper respiratory tract infections, allergic rhinitis, septal deviation, adenoidal hypertrophy, ciliary dysfunction syndromes, foreign body in nazal cavity, gastroesophageal reflux disease and cystic fibrosis in children. The rhinosinusitis should be diagnosed clinically. Generally plain X-ray films are not helpful in demonstration of the infection. Computed tomography (CT scan and magnetic resonans imaging have advantages in a suspicion of a complication of rhinosinusitis. The management of acute/chronic rhinosinusitis with antibiotics is still in debate. High dose amoksisilin is the first choise of drug for both of the severe acute and chronic bacterial rhinosinusitis. Parenteral antibiotic regiments are taken in account in the case of severe chronic cases. Additive therapies with mucolitics, decongestans and antihistamines give no additional benefit, therefore are not recommended routinely. Nazal steroids might have a role in treatment of children with chronic or recurrent rhinosinusitis. (Jo­ur­nal of Cur­rent Pe­di­at­rics 2012; 10: 24-30

  16. 18F FPPRGD2 PET/CT or PET/MRI in Predicting Early Response in Patients With Cancer Receiving Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy

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    Adult Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Adult Glioblastoma; Adult Gliosarcoma; Male Breast Cancer; Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Adult Brain Tumor; Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Recurrent Breast Cancer; Recurrent Colon Cancer; Recurrent Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Hypopharyngeal Cancer; Recurrent Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer; Recurrent Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary; Recurrent Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Cancer; Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Recurrent Oropharyngeal Cancer; Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer; Recurrent Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer; Recurrent Rectal Cancer; Recurrent Renal Cell Cancer; Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IIIA Breast Cancer; Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IIIB Breast Cancer; Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IIIC Breast Cancer; Stage IV Breast Cancer; Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer; Stage IV Renal Cell Cancer; Stage IVA Colon Cancer; Stage IVA Rectal Cancer; Stage IVA Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVB Colon Cancer; Stage IVB Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVC Salivary Gland Cancer; Tongue Cancer; Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

  17. A comparative study on the clinical and polysomnographic pattern of obstructive sleep apnea among obese and non-obese subjects

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    Rajiv Garg

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study was designed to compare the pattern of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA among obese and nonobese subjects regarding clinical and polysomnographic data obtained for a polysomnographic study. Methods: A cross-sectional retrospective descriptive study was conducted by analyzing polysomnographic data in 112 consecutive patients underwent a sleep study at our sleep laboratory from January 2009 to July 2010. Out of them, 81 were diagnosed to have OSA (apnea-hypopnoea Index ?5. These patients were classified in two groups with body mass index (BMI 0.001. The minimal oxygen saturation was lower in the obese than the nonobese group (68.5 ± 13.00 vs. 80.3 ± 7.40, P0.001 and was well below 90% in both groups. Overall, the OSA in nonobese patients was mild-to-moderate as compared to that of the obese and no significant differences were observed between them as regard to age, gender, mean neck circumference, excessive daytime sleepiness, adenoid or tonsillar enlargement, smoking, and remaining polysomnographic parameters. Conclusion: Obstructive sleep apnea can occur in nonobese persons though with less severity as compared to obese leading to a concept that OSA is not restricted to obese persons only and there is a high demand of its awareness regarding evaluation, diagnosis, and management in such individuals.

  18. CT findings of malignant tumors of maxillary sinus

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    Park, Hyun Ae; Byun, Hong Sik; Kim, Kie Hwan; Chin, Soo Yil [Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1987-12-15

    CT findings of histologically proven malignant tumors of maxillary sinus in 36 patients were retrospectively analyzed. A variety of malignant tumors were included; 27 cases of squamous cell carcinoma, 3 malignant lymphomas, 2 malignant melanomas, 2 rhabdomyosarcomas, and chondrosarcoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and malignant ameloblastoma. CT staging was T4 in 19 cases, T3 in 16 cases and T2 in 1 case. The most common involved area beyond maxillary antrum was nasal cavity (25 cases), followed by ethmoid sinus (20 cases), orbit (19 cases), infratemporal fossa (17 cases), check skin (13 cases), pterygopalatine fossa (10 cases), and nasopharynx (6 cases). Skeletal destruction was seen in medial wall of antrum (31 cases), posterior wall of antrum (25 cases), anterior wall of antrum (23 cases), roof of antrum (19 cases), lamina papyracea (6 cases), and lateral wall of orbit (5 cases) in that order of frequency. Lymph node metastases were found in 2 cases of malignant melanoma, 2 cases of malignant lymphoma, and chondrosarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant ameloblastoma. Predilection site of lymph node involvement was submandibular (3 cases), internal jugular (2 cases), parotid (2 cases), and retropharyngeal node (1 case)

  19. CT findings of malignant tumors of maxillary sinus

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    CT findings of histologically proven malignant tumors of maxillary sinus in 36 patients were retrospectively analyzed. A variety of malignant tumors were included; 27 cases of squamous cell carcinoma, 3 malignant lymphomas, 2 malignant melanomas, 2 rhabdomyosarcomas, and chondrosarcoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and malignant ameloblastoma. CT staging was T4 in 19 cases, T3 in 16 cases and T2 in 1 case. The most common involved area beyond maxillary antrum was nasal cavity (25 cases), followed by ethmoid sinus (20 cases), orbit (19 cases), infratemporal fossa (17 cases), check skin (13 cases), pterygopalatine fossa (10 cases), and nasopharynx (6 cases). Skeletal destruction was seen in medial wall of antrum (31 cases), posterior wall of antrum (25 cases), anterior wall of antrum (23 cases), roof of antrum (19 cases), lamina papyracea (6 cases), and lateral wall of orbit (5 cases) in that order of frequency. Lymph node metastases were found in 2 cases of malignant melanoma, 2 cases of malignant lymphoma, and chondrosarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant ameloblastoma. Predilection site of lymph node involvement was submandibular (3 cases), internal jugular (2 cases), parotid (2 cases), and retropharyngeal node (1 case)

  20. Buccal space lesions: a new classification based on CT and MR imaging findings

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    Kim, Hyo Cheol; Han, Moon Hee; Moon, Min Hoan [College of Medicine, Seoul National Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [and others

    2004-02-01

    To present a new classification based on the CT and MR imaging findings of buccal space lesions, and to propose guidelines for their radiologic differentiation. Sixty-two histopathologically confirmed or clinically diagnosed buccal space lesions were classified on the basis of their morphologic appearance and extension to adjacent space as either (1) a mass with a distinct margin, confined to the buccal space; (2) a mass with surrounding infiltration, confined to the buccal space; or (3) a multi-space occupying mass. Type 1 included pleomorphic adenoma, ex-pleomorphic adenoma, carcinoma, B-cell lymphoma, acinic cell carcinoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, glomus tumor and ameloblastoma, and differentiation between malignant and benign neoplasms was not possible. Type 2 included adenoid cystic carcinoma, abscess, complicated dermoid cyst, and Kimura disease. T-cell lymphoma, neurofibroma, vascular malformation, inflammation, and foreign body granuloma pertained to type 3, and each type-3 entity showed different imaging characteristics. This new classification based on CT and MR imaging characteristics may provide useful guide-lines for predicting the differential diagnosis of buccal space lesions.

  1. Buccal space lesions: a new classification based on CT and MR imaging findings

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    To present a new classification based on the CT and MR imaging findings of buccal space lesions, and to propose guidelines for their radiologic differentiation. Sixty-two histopathologically confirmed or clinically diagnosed buccal space lesions were classified on the basis of their morphologic appearance and extension to adjacent space as either (1) a mass with a distinct margin, confined to the buccal space; (2) a mass with surrounding infiltration, confined to the buccal space; or (3) a multi-space occupying mass. Type 1 included pleomorphic adenoma, ex-pleomorphic adenoma, carcinoma, B-cell lymphoma, acinic cell carcinoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, glomus tumor and ameloblastoma, and differentiation between malignant and benign neoplasms was not possible. Type 2 included adenoid cystic carcinoma, abscess, complicated dermoid cyst, and Kimura disease. T-cell lymphoma, neurofibroma, vascular malformation, inflammation, and foreign body granuloma pertained to type 3, and each type-3 entity showed different imaging characteristics. This new classification based on CT and MR imaging characteristics may provide useful guide-lines for predicting the differential diagnosis of buccal space lesions

  2. Paediatric rhinitis : position paper of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

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    Roberts, G; Xatzipsalti, M

    2013-01-01

    Rhinitis is a common problem in childhood and adolescence and impacts negatively on physical, social and psychological well-being. This position paper, prepared by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Taskforce on Rhinitis in Children, aims to provide evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and therapy of paediatric rhinitis. Rhinitis is characterized by at least two nasal symptoms: rhinorrhoea, blockage, sneezing or itching. It is classified as allergic rhinitis, infectious rhinitis and nonallergic, noninfectious rhinitis. Similar symptoms may occur with other conditions such as adenoidal hypertrophy, septal deviation and nasal polyps. Examination by anterior rhinoscopy and allergy tests may help to substantiate a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. Avoidance of relevant allergens may be helpful for allergic rhinitis (AR). Oral and intranasal antihistamines and nasal corticosteroids are both appropriate for first-line AR treatment although the latter are more effective. Once-daily forms of corticosteroids are preferred given their improved safety profile. Potentially useful add-on therapies for AR include oral leukotriene receptor antagonists, short bursts of a nasal decongestant, saline douches and nasal anticholinergics. Allergen-specific immunotherapy is helpful in IgE-mediated AR and may prevent the progression of allergic disease. There are still a number of areas that need to be clarified in the management of rhinitis in children and adolescents.

  3. Persistence of non-typeable Haemophilus Influenzae in the pharynx of children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy after treatment with azithromycin.

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    Olszewska-Sosi?ska, O; Zielnik-Jurkiewicz, B; St?pi?ska, M; Antos-Bielska, M; Lau-Dworak, M; Koz?owska, K; Trafny, E A

    2016-02-01

    This study was performed in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy to evaluate the effect of azithromycin (AZT) on the presence of NTHi in monocyte/macrophages (CD14(+) cells) of adenoids/tonsils and the persistence of NTHi after adenotonsillectomy. A total of 36 pediatric patients participated in the study: 20 children were treated with AZT before adenotonsillectomy, and 16 children did not receive the antibiotic prior to surgery. NTHi were identified by culture and PCR in swabs and tissue samples. NTHi was detected in the lysates of CD14(+) cells by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and by culture. The molecular typing was used to cluster NTHi isolates from each child. The intracellular NTHi was found in 10 (62.5%) untreated patients and was identified in three (15%) azithromycin-treated patients (P = 0.003). The proportion of the persistent NTHi strains was similar in both groups. AZT treatment followed by adenotonsillectomy did not completely eliminate NTHi from pharynges; however, it significantly reduced the risk of carriage of Haemophilus influenzae inside the CD14(+) cells. PMID:26546328

  4. Characteristics of salivary gland tumours in the United Arab Emirates

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    Al Sarraj, Yasir; Nair, Satish Chandrasekhar; Al Siraj, Ammar; AlShayeb, Maher

    2015-01-01

    Salivary gland tumours (SGT) are relatively rare cancers characterised by striking morphological diversity and wide variation in the global distribution of SGT incidence. Given the proximity to the head and neck structures, management of SGT has been clinically difficult. To the best of our knowledge, there are no epidemiological studies on SGT from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC). Patient charts (N = 314) and associated pathological records were systematically reviewed between the years 1998–2014. Predominance of benign (74%) compared with malignant (26%) SGT was observed. Among the 83 malignant SGT identified, frequency was higher in males (61%) than in females (39%) and peak occurrence was in the fifth decade of life. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma was the most common type of tumour (35%) followed by adenoid cystic carcinoma (18.1%) and acinar cell carcinoma (10.8%). A similar pattern of tumour distribution was seen in patients from GCC, Asian, and Middle East countries. This is the first report to address the distribution of salivary gland tumours in a multiethnic, multicultural population of the Gulf. The results suggest that the development of an SGT registry will help clinicians and researchers to better understand, manage, and treat this rare disease. PMID:26557881

  5. The Rare Cancer Network: ongoing studies and future strategy

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    Mahmut Ozsahin

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The Rare Cancer Network (RCN was formed in the early 1990’s to create a global network that could pool knowledge and resources in the studies of rare malignancies whose infrequency prevented both their study with prospective clinical trials. To date, the RCN has initiated 74 studies resulting in 46 peer reviewed publications. The First International Symposium of the Rare Cancer Network took place in Nice in March of 2014. Status updates and proposals for new studies were heard for fifteen topics. Ongoing studies continue for cardiac sarcomas, thyroid cancers, glomus tumors, and adult medulloblastomas. New proposals were presented at the symposium for primary hepatic lymphoma, solitary fibrous tumors, Rosai-Dorfman disease, tumors of the ampulla of Vater, salivary gland tumors, anorectal melanoma, midline nuclear protein in testes carcinoma, pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea, osteosarcomas of the mandible, and extra-cranial hemangiopericytoma. This manuscript presents the abstracts of those proposals and updates on ongoing studies, as well a brief summary of the vision and future of the RCN.

  6. Effects of reverse headgear on pharyngeal airway in patients with different vertical craniofacial features

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    Burcu, BALO& #350; TUNCER; Ça& #287; r& #305; , ULUSOY; Cumhur, TUNCER; Ça& #287; r& #305; , TÜRKÖZ; Selin, KALE VARLIK.

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of reverse headgear (RH) on pharyngeal airway morphology in two groups of Class III patients with different vertical craniofacial features in comparison with an untreated Class III group. Seventeen subjects (9 males, 8 females; mean age 11.3 ± 0.9 [...] 8 years) with optimum vertical growth and 17 subjects (10 males, 7 females, mean age 11.5 ± 1.1 years) with a vertical growth pattern treated with a removable intra-oral appliance and a Delaire type facemask were included. An untreated Class III control group of 11 subjects (8 males, 3 females, mean age 9.1 ± 1.1 years) was included to compare the treated groups. The paired t-test for intragroup and one-way ANOVA for intergroup comparisons were performed. The relationships between changes in the craniofacial morphology and airway were assessed by Spearman correlation analysis. The airway dimensions at the adenoid side and soft palate were increased in the treatment groups compared to the control group (p

  7. Utility of a Herpes Oncolytic Virus for the Detection of Neural Invasion By Cancer

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    Ziv Gil

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Prostate, pancreatic, and head and neck carcinomas have a high propensity to invade nerves. Surgical resection is a treatment modality for these patients, but it may incur significant deficits. The development of an imaging method able to detect neural invasion (NI by cancer cells may guide surgical resection and facilitate preservation of normal nerves. We describe an imaging method for the detection of NI using a herpes simplex virus, NV1066, carrying tyrosine kinase and enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP. Infection of pancreatic (MiaPaCa2, prostate (PC3 and DU145, and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC3 cell lines with NV1066 induced a high expression of eGFP in vitro. An in vivo murine model of NI was established by implanting tumors into the sciatic nerves of nude mice. Nerves were then injected with NV1066, and infection was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. Positron emission tomography with [18F]-2?-fluoro-2?-deoxyarabinofuranosyl-5-ethyluracil performed showed significantly higher uptake in NI than in control animals. Intraoperative fluorescent stereoscopic imaging revealed eGFP signal in NI treated with NV1066. These findings show that NV1066 may be an imaging method to enhance the detection of nerves infiltrated by cancer cells. This method may improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurotrophic cancers by reducing injury to normal nerves and facilitating identification of infiltrated nerves requiring resection.

  8. Linfoadenitis histiocítica necrosante en una mujer joven Necrosing histiocytic lymphadenitis in a young woman

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    Faviola Suárez Palencia

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el caso clínico de una paciente de 32 años de dad, que acudió a consulta por presentar cuadro febril y adénico desde hacía varias semanas, asociado a manifestaciones generales de anorexia y pérdida de peso. En el examen clínico se constató la presencia de adenopatías cervicales de 2 cm y orofaringe enrojecida. Los resultados de los exámenes complementarios efectuados y la evaluación histológica del ganglio linfático confirmaron que se trataba de una linfoadenitis histiocítica necrosante en fase proliferativa (enfermedad de Kikuchi Fujimoto. El estudio inmunohistoquímico no reveló malignidad.The case report of a 32 year-old patient is described who attended the department for presenting adenoid and febrile condition for several weeks, associated with general manifestations of anorexy and weight loss. In the clinical examination the presence of 2 cm cervical adenopathies and reddened oropharynx was confirmed. The results of the complementary tests and the histological evaluation of the lymph node confirmed that it was a necrosing histiocytic lymphadenitis in proliferative stage, (Kikuchi Fujimoto disease. The immunological histological and chemical study did not reveal malignancy.

  9. FABRICATION OF A HOLLOW BULB OBTURATOR FOR A HEMI- MAXILLECTOMY DEFECT: A CASE REPORT

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    Mukesh

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Benign or malignant tumors of mouth and oropharyngeal region often result in the maxillofacial defects. The acquired maxillectomy defects results in the impairment of speech, mastication, swallowing and facial esthetics. The Prosthodontist plays a significant role in the rehabilitation of the acquired maxillectomy defects with the special emphasis to the reduction of the weight of the prosthesis and thereby enhancing the retention and stability. The weight of the obturator can cause a dislodging force. It must therefore be as light as possible. A suitable technique of fabrication should be selected to achieve this. This case report describes the fabrication of a hollow bulb obturator for a hemi- maxillectomy patient (Aramany’s class 1 defect who had undergone wide excision and alveolar resection squeal of management of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the right palate. This article describes the step by step clinical and laboratory procedure involved in the rehabilitation of a hemimaxillectoy dentate patients using obturator lined with soft liner to restore the functions such as esthetics, mastication, deglutition and speech

  10. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

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    Purpose: To report the clinical outcome of patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Methods and Materials: Between 1998 and 2004, 36 patients with malignancies of the sinonasal region were treated with IMRT. Thirty-two patients (89%) were treated in the postoperative setting after gross total resection. Treatment plans were designed to provide a dose of 70 Gy to 95% or more of the gross tumor volume (GTV) and 60 Gy to 95% or more of the clinical tumor volume (CTV) while sparing neighboring critical structures including the optic chiasm, optic nerves, eyes, and brainstem. The primary sites were: 13 ethmoid sinus, 10 maxillary sinus, 7 nasal cavity, and 6 other. Histology was: 12 squamous cell, 7 esthesioneuroblastoma, 5 adenoid cystic, 5 undifferentiated, 5 adenocarcinoma, and 2 other. Median follow-up was 51 months among surviving patients (range, 9-82 months). Results: The 2-year and 5-year estimates of local control were 62% and 58%, respectively. One patient developed isolated distant metastasis, and none developed isolated regional failure. The 5-year rates of disease-free and overall survival were 55% and 45%, respectively. The incidence of ocular toxicity was minimal with no patients reporting decreased vision. Late complications included xerophthalmia (1 patient), lacrimal stenosis (1 patient), and cataract (1 patient). Conclusion: Although IMRT for malignancies of the sinonasal region does not appear to lead to significant improvements in disease control, the low incidence of complications is encouraging

  11. Stereotactic gamma radiosurgery of brain tumors

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    One thousand cases with various head and neck diseases have been treated by gamma radiosurgery at Komaki City Hospital since May 1991. Five hundred and sixty-eight out of 1,000 cases were neoplastic lesions which consisted of 173 cases of neurinoma, 108 of metastatic tumors, 103 of meningioma, 69 of gliomas, 27 of pituitary adenoma, 26 of craniopharyngioma, 13 of pineal tumors, 11 of chordoma, 6 of malignant lymphoma, 5 of hemangioblastoma and so on. The most effective result has been shown in metastatic brain tumors. The complete response (disappearance of the lesion) was obtained in more than 50% of the treated lesions, and the control rate of 85% was maintained for more than 12 months. Next effective results were shown in craniopharyngioma, malignant pineal tumors and malignant lymphoma. There was a group which showed moderate response but no tumor disappearance. Those were pituitary adenoma, acoustic neurinoma, meningioma and chordoma. Gliomas showed less response and even progression of tumor at relatively higher rate. It has been found that malignant gliomas showed difficult control of the tumor and progression rate of 70%, while benign gliomas showed the control rate of more than 90%. Besides intracranial lesions, malignant skull base tumors such as chordoma, naso-pharyngeal cancer, adenoid cystic cancer showed better response to gamma radiosurgery and higher control rate for longer period of time with high QOL compaired to conventional irradiation. (author)d to conventional irradiation. (author)

  12. High throughput generation and trapping of individual agarose microgel using microfluidic approach

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    Microgel is a kind of biocompatible polymeric material, which has been widely used as micro-carriers in materials synthesis, drug delivery and cell biology applications. However, high-throughput generation of individual microgel for on-site analysis in a microdevice still remains a challenge. Here, we presented a simple and stable droplet microfluidic system to realize high-throughput generation and trapping of individual agarose microgels based on the synergetic effect of surface tension and hydrodynamic forces in microchannels and used it for 3-D cell culture in real-time. The established system was mainly composed of droplet generators with flow focusing T-junction and a series of array individual trap structures. The whole process including the independent agarose microgel formation, immobilization in trapping array and gelation in situ via temperature cooling could be realized on the integrated microdevice completely. The performance of this system was demonstrated by successfully encapsulating and culturing adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACCM) cells in the gelated agarose microgels. This established approach is simple, easy to operate, which can not only generate the micro-carriers with different components in parallel, but also monitor the cell behavior in 3D matrix in real-time. It can also be extended for applications in the area of material synthesis and tissue engineering. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

  13. Metastatic Salivary Gland Tumors: A Single-Center Study Demonstrating the Feasibility and Potential Clinical Benefit of Molecular-Profiling-Guided Therapy

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    Popovtzer, Aron; Sarfaty, Michal; Limon, Dror; Marshack, Gideon; Perlow, Eli; Dvir, Addie; Soussan-Gutman, Lior; Stemmer, Salomon M.

    2015-01-01

    We evaluated the use of molecular profiling (MP) for metastatic salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC), for which there is no standard treatment. MP (Caris Molecular Intelligence) was performed on biopsy samples from all metastatic SACC patients attending a tertiary medical center between 2010 and 2013 (n = 14). Treatment was selected according to the biomarkers identified. Findings were compared with all similarly diagnosed patients treated in the same center between 1996 and 2009 (n = 9). For each patient, MP identified 1–13 biomarkers associated with clinical benefit for specific therapies (most commonly low/negative TS, low ERCC1). Eleven patients (79%) received MP-guided treatment (2 died prior to treatment initiation, 1 opted not to be treated), with complete response in 1, partial response (PR) in 3, and stable disease in 4. In the historical controls, 2 patients (22%) were treated (1 had PR). Median (range) progression-free survival in the first line after MP was 8.2 months (1.4–49.5+). Median (range) overall survival from diagnosis of metastatic disease was 31.3 (1.4–71.1+) versus 14.0 (1.5–116) months in the historical controls. In conclusion, MP expands treatment options and may improve clinical outcomes for metastatic SACC. In orphan diseases where randomized trials cannot be performed, MP could become a standard clinical tool. PMID:26448941

  14. Técnica de correção de hipernasalidade causada por adenoidectomia Management of hipernasality caused by adenoidectomy

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    Patrícia Junqueira

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available A tonsila faríngea quando aumentada, pode causar obstrução nas vias aéreas superiores e levar à respiração bucal de suplência¹. Em alguns casos adenoidectomia e/ou adenoamigdalectomia são indicadas para remoção do fator obstrutivo, possibilitando a respiração nasal. Temos observado que algumas crianças mesmo sem apresentar queixas e/ou alterações vocais no período pré-operatório, desenvolvem uma qualidade vocal hipernasal após adenoidectomia12. Este artigo tem como objetivo descrever um caso de hipernasalidade após adenoidectomia e relatar o tratamento fonoaudiológico, bem como, os possíveis riscos e seqüelas após o procedimento cirúrgico.Hipertrophic adenoid is a frequent cause of obstruction of the upper respiratory tract and may lead to a mouth breathing condition. in some cases, surgical procedures such as adenoidectomy and or tonsillectomy are necessary to reestablish the nasal breathing. We have observed that following adenoidectomy, many children present with vocal hipernasality, even when there is no previous history or complains. In this paper, the authors describe a case of severe hipernasality following adenoidectomy, as well as detailed steps of the speech therapy approach. The risks and sequelae of this vocal condition related to adenoidectomy are also discussed.

  15. Monitoring proton radiation therapy with in-room PET imaging

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    Zhu, Xuping; España, Samuel; Daartz, Juliane; Liebsch, Norbert; Ouyang, Jinsong; Paganetti, Harald; Bortfeld, Thomas R.; El Fakhri, Georges

    2011-07-01

    We used a mobile positron emission tomography (PET) scanner positioned within the proton therapy treatment room to study the feasibility of proton range verification with an in-room, stand-alone PET system, and compared with off-line equivalent studies. Two subjects with adenoid cystic carcinoma were enrolled into a pilot study in which in-room PET scans were acquired in list-mode after a routine fractionated treatment session. The list-mode PET data were reconstructed with different time schemes to generate in-room short, in-room long and off-line equivalent (by skipping coincidences from the first 15 min during the list-mode reconstruction) PET images for comparison in activity distribution patterns. A phantom study was followed to evaluate the accuracy of range verification for different reconstruction time schemes quantitatively. The in-room PET has a higher sensitivity compared to the off-line modality so that the PET acquisition time can be greatly reduced from 30 to tissue-equivalent material, the distal fall-off edge of an in-room short acquisition is deeper compared to an off-line equivalent scan, indicating a better coverage of the high-dose end of the beam. In-room PET is a promising low cost, high sensitivity modality for the in vivo verification of proton therapy. Better accuracy in Monte Carlo predictions, especially for biological decay modeling, is necessary.

  16. SOME PATHOGENETIC ASPECTS OF HYPERTHROPHY AND INFLAMMATION OF PHARYNGEAL TONSILS IN CHILDREN

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    V. N. Zorina

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available We have measured total levels of alpha-2-macroglobulin (?2-MG, its immune complexes with IgG (?2-MG-IgG, along with IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, TNF?, lactoferrin (LF and alpha-1-antitrypsin (AT contents in blood sera of children with verified chronic adenoiditis (ChA, pharyngeal tonsil hypertrophy (PhTH, and in sera of healthy children. It was shown, that ?2-MG, ?2-MG-IgG, AT, IL-10 serum concentrations in ChA and PhTH were significantly increased in comparison with appropriate values in healthy children. Moreover, we have detected significant increase in LF, and slight decrease of IL-6 and IL-8 contents in sera of ChA patients. All general trends of detected changes were similar for both diseases, but some changes proved to be differently expressed. In ChA, however, we found higher levels of circulating ?2-MG molecules in circulation, some deficiency in IL-6 and IL-8, and significant abundance of IL-10 and LF at the beginning of ChA, thus resulting into a chronic disorder. In PhTH patients, there was no such remarkable abundance of ?2-MG and LF in circulation, and no deficiency in IL-6 and IL-8, but higher levels of damaged ?2-MG molecules complexing with IgG, total ?2-MG, AT and IL-10 excess may provoke distinct metabolic changes and compensatory proliferation of tissues in this disorder.

  17. Craniofacial differences according to AHI scores of children with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: cephalometric study in 39 patients

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    Oezdemir, Hueseyin; Mahmutyaziciglu, Kamran; Davsancimath, Halit; Guendogdu, Sadi [Department of Radiology, Medical School, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Kozlu, 67600, Zonguldak (Turkey); Altin, Remzi; Kart, Levent [Department of Pulmonology, Medical School, Zonguldak Karaelmas University (Turkey); Soeguet, Ayhan; Tomac, Nazan [Department of Paediatrics, Medical School, Zonguldak Karaelmas University (Turkey); Cinar, Fikret; Uzun, Lokman [Department of Otolaryngology, Medical School, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, (Turkey)

    2004-05-01

    Cephalometry is useful as a screening test for anatomical abnormalities in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). To evaluate comprehensively the cephalo metric features of children with OSAS, with or without adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and to elucidate the relationship between cephalometric variables and apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) severity. The study population consisted of 39 children, aged 4-12 years, with OSAS. Cephalometry was analysed using 11 measurements of the bony structures, their relationships and the size of the airways. Additionally, adenoid and tonsillar hypertrophy were graded. Cranial base angles (BaSN and BaSPNS) were found to correlate with increasing levels of AHI scores (P<0.001). Protrusion of the maxilla (SNA) and mandible (SNB) did not correlate with AHI scores (P>0.05). The length of the mandibular plane (GnGo) and the minimal posterior airway space (MPAS) were inversely correlated with AHI scores (P<0.001). There was positive correlation between MPAS and GnGo (r=0.740, P<0.001), and negative correlation between MPAS and gonial angle (ArGoGn) (r=-0.541, P<0.001). There was significant correlation between cephalometric data and adenotonsillar hypertrophy concerning BaSN, BaSPNS, ArGoGn, GnGoH, BaN-GnGo, MPAS, GnGO and MPH. (orig.)

  18. Basal cell ameloblastoma: a rare histological variant of an uncommon tumor.

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    Sridhar, Meela; Bhaskar Reddy, L Raja; Kharat, Sagar; Mahesh, B S; Gandi, Lakshmi; Mahendra, Ashish; Nigam, Pankhuri; Grewal, Parveen

    2015-01-01

    Ameloblastomas are an inscrutable group of oral tumors. Basal cell ameloblastoma is a rare variant of ameloblastoma with very few cases reported until date. The tumor is composed of more primitive cells and has less conspicuous peripheral palisading. It shows remarkable similarity to basal cell carcinoma, basal cell adenoma and intra-osseous adenoid cystic carcinoma. This report describes the case of a 27-year-old male with an ameloblastoma in the right posterior mandible. Orthopantomography computed tomography and finally histopathological examination directed us toward the confirmatory diagnosis of basal cell variant of ameloblastoma. Considering the rarity of the lesion and histological paradox regarding its diagnosis, we report here an interesting and rare case of basal cell ameloblastoma of the mandible with emphasis on differential diagnosis from other entities with basaloid differentiation having varying prognosis. After surgery, long-term follow-up at regular intervals is recommended as no sufficient statistical information regarding the behavior of this tumor is available. PMID:25838772

  19. Characterization of patients with epithelial malignant parotid tumor who received radiation treatment. INOR. 1992-2005

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    To characterize patients diagnosed with epithelial malignant parotid tumor were treated at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology, took out an observational, descriptive, longitudinal and retrospective at the hospital radiotherapy department. During the period from 1992 to 2005, a total of 92 diagnosed patients with this disease who were treated with radiation therapy and met the inclusion criteria for the sample. We use the absolute and relative frequencies values in descriptive studies and summary measures for quantitative variables. Predominant group of 65 years and older, male sex and family history of cancer. The tumor, pain and clinical stages II and IV were the clinical features that stood out, with frequent histopathological diagnosis of muco epidermoid carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Surgery and radiotherapy concurrent with chemotherapy were conducted in a large proportion of cases, with the intermediate grade, high or adenoid cystic tumor reason prevailed in the indication of radiotherapy, adjuvant and dosage form 50 to 56 Gy , appearing as the most frequent complication radiodermatitis. (Author)

  20. The correlation between tonsil size and academic performance is not a direct one, but the results of various factors.

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    Kargoshaie, A A; Najafi, M; Akhlaghi, M; Khazraie, H R; Hekmatdoost, A

    2009-10-01

    Chronic upper airway obstruction most often occurs when both tonsils and adenoid are enlarged but may occur when either is enlarged. Obstructive sleep syndrome in young children has been reported to be associated with an adverse effect on learning and academic performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of relative size of the tonsil on academic performance in 4th grade school children. In 320 children, physical examination to determine the size of tonsils was performed by the otorhinolaryngologist. A questionnaire was developed to assess sleep patterns and problems, and socio-demographic data for the student participants. Furthermore, their school performance was assessed using their grade in mathematics, science, reading, spelling, and handwriting. No association between tonsil size and academic performance was found. Snoring frequency, body mass index and body weight showed a positive relation with tonsil size. There was no association between tonsil size and sleepiness during the day, sleeping habits, hyperactivity, enuresis, history of tonsillectomy in children and parental cigarette smoking and education. In conclusion, this study did not show any significant relationship between tonsil size and academic performance in 4th grade students. Further studies are recommended with a larger sample size, cognitive exams for evaluation of attention, and follow-up of the students until high school, when the discrepancy of the students' academic performance is more obvious. PMID:20162026

  1. "Comparison of recovery rate and sequelae of various location of ventilation tube insertion "

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    Abbas Safavi Naini S

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Ventilation tube (VT insertion is the most common otologic operations performed in children, which has great importance in recovery and prevention of hearing loss in children with Eustachian tube dysfunction in critical ages of growth development. The location of the VT insertion varies in different studies; the differences are in recovery rates and sequelae of VT insertion. This study is performed to compare results of various locations of VT insertion in hearing recovery rate and postoperative sequelae in the Booali Hospital from 1999 to 2000 (one-year period. This investigation is a clinical trial in 34 patients with Eustachian tube dysfunction; cases were selected according to history, otologic examination, adenoid radiography, audiometry (SRT, PTA-GAP and tympanometry. The operating time consumed in the VT insertion and postoperative sequelae were recorded. Recovery rates of SAR and PTA-Gap were 25.14 dB and 18.41 dB in anterosuperior (AS versus 18/67 dB and 14/85 dB in anteroinferior (AT VT insertion respectively. Obstruction and otorrhea after VT insertion were 0, 4 and 13, 11 in AS and AI, respectively. Time difference in the AS versus AI was not significant. The assessment confirmed that anterosuperior VT insertion has better hearing recovery rate and lower postoperative sequelae.

  2. Fast neutron radiotherapy. The Universitiy of Washington experience

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    An overview of the University of Washington neutron radiotherapy facility is presented. The utility of the multi-leaf, programmable, variable collimator is emphasized. Due to success in the treatment of salivary gland tumors, such patients comprise an ever increasing portion of the patients being treated. A cooperative randomized clinical trial for the treatment of salivary gland tumors was undertaken comparing fast neutrons against photon/electron radiation. At ten years, there was a statistically significant improvement in local/regional control for the neutron group (56% vs 25%, p = 0.009), but there was no improvement in survival (15% vs 25%, p = n.s.). Distant metastases were the primary reason for the failure of improved local/regional control to impact survival in the neutron group. The University of Washington experience is summarized with special emphasis on the treatment of adenoid cystic carcinomas. Excellent local/regional control can be achieved with neutrons even for large tumors arising in the paranasal sinuses. We conclude that the potential morbidity of a surgical debulking procedure is not warranted in most clinical situations. (orig.)

  3. Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of tumorous lesions in the floor of the mouth. Case reports and review of the literature

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    Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging may provide some information as to the extent and tissue characteristics of a cancerous mass, but the imaging features of lesions in the floor of the mouth have not been sufficiently clarified. MR imaging features of tumescent lesions in this region were characterized, and the differential diagnoses are discussed. MR images of 12 patients with tumescent lesions in the floor of the mouth (three patients with squamous cell carcinoma, two with adenoid cystic carcinoma, one with hemangioma, one with schwannoma, one with lipoma, and four with ranula) were reviewed. The literature on the imaging features of tumescent disease in the floor of the mouth was searched using the Medline database. Six types of tumescent lesions in the floor of the mouth are presented. The differential diagnosis through a review of the references is discussed. Malignant tumors were demonstrated as ill-defined masses. MR images were good at showing the internal structures, such as fluid, hemorrhage, fat, nerves, calculus (phlebolith), cholesterol, and keratin, as different signal intensities. Therefore, MR images gave clues for the differential diagnosis. MR images presented the distinctive features or the extent of the lesions and were therefore considered useful for a more accurate diagnosis prior to treatment. (author)

  4. Adamantinoma-like Ewing sarcoma mimicking basal cell adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland: a case report and review of the literature.

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    Lezcano, Cecilia; Clarke, Martha R; Zhang, Lei; Antonescu, Cristina R; Seethala, Raja R

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    Adamantinoma-like Ewing sarcoma (AES) is a rare variant of the Ewing family of tumors that resembles classic adamantinoma of bone. AES shows epithelial differentiation and a more complex immunohistochemical expression profile with keratin and basal marker immunoreactivity and can resemble a variety of carcinomas. We report an unusual case of an AES of the parotid gland that mimicked a basal cell adenocarcinoma. Like basal cell adenocarcinoma, this AES showed a nested basaloid proliferation with peripheral palisading in tumor nests with 'basaloid' epithelial differentiation as highlighted by cytokeratin AE1/3 and p40 positivity. However, unlike most basal cell adenocarcinomas, this tumor demonstrated high grade morphology, showed no true ductal or myoepithelial component, and also showed a tendency towards neuroectodermal phenotype with focal rosette formation, CD99 and weak synaptophysin immunoreactivity. EWSR1 and FLI1 fluorescence in situ hybridization confirmed the presence of a translocation supporting the diagnosis of AES. This is the first case of AES presenting as a primary parotid mass highlighting the potential to be mistaken for primary salivary gland carcinomas, which in addition to basal cell adenocarcinoma include other basaloid tumors such as adenoid cystic carcinoma. PMID:25081914

  5. [Update of clinical programs using hadrontherapy 2008-2012].

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    Habrand, J-L; Datchary, J; Alapetite, C; Bolle, S; Calugaru, V; Feuvret, L; Helfre, S; Stefan, D; Delacroix, S; Demarzi, L; Dendale, R

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    Hadrontherapy, a type of radiation therapy dealing with heavy charged particles, has become for the past decade one of the most sophisticated and attractive approach in the management of cancer. This is related with major technological innovations that have made available, at a relatively cheap cost, compact proton accelerators equipped with rotational gantries. The implementation of pencil beam scanning should also make treatment planning and delivery much easier and faster than conventional approaches. Until now, approximately 100,000 patients have been treated with protons worldwide. Due to more complex technological and biological challenges, light ion therapy - mainly carbon ions - has developed at a lower pace, except in Japan where most of the 15,000 treated patients have been enrolled. Current indications for protons include firstly, locally aggressive tumours non or incompletely resected, that are located close to critical normal structures: ocular melanomas, skull base and spinal canal low grade sarcomas, selected ENT carcinomas (like adenoid cystic); secondly, improvement of tolerance to radiations: delayed, mainly in paediatric malignancies, due to the exquisite sensitivity of organs under development (including to carcinogenesis); immediate, on bone marrow, mucosae… mainly in concomitant radiation-chemotherapy interactions (tested in esophagus, and lung). Most promising indications for carbon ions include inoperable highly radioresistant primaries, such as mucosal melanomas, high grade bone and soft part sarcomas, and pancreatic carcinomas. Altered fractionations are also of interests that could translate in clinical and economical benefits. Controversies have risen whether more common indications, like prostate, should also be explored. PMID:24007956

  6. Craniofacial differences according to AHI scores of children with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: cephalometric study in 39 patients

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    Cephalometry is useful as a screening test for anatomical abnormalities in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). To evaluate comprehensively the cephalo metric features of children with OSAS, with or without adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and to elucidate the relationship between cephalometric variables and apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) severity. The study population consisted of 39 children, aged 4-12 years, with OSAS. Cephalometry was analysed using 11 measurements of the bony structures, their relationships and the size of the airways. Additionally, adenoid and tonsillar hypertrophy were graded. Cranial base angles (BaSN and BaSPNS) were found to correlate with increasing levels of AHI scores (P0.05). The length of the mandibular plane (GnGo) and the minimal posterior airway space (MPAS) were inversely correlated with AHI scores (P<0.001). There was positive correlation between MPAS and GnGo (r=0.740, P<0.001), and negative correlation between MPAS and gonial angle (ArGoGn) (r=-0.541, P<0.001). There was significant correlation between cephalometric data and adenotonsillar hypertrophy concerning BaSN, BaSPNS, ArGoGn, GnGoH, BaN-GnGo, MPAS, GnGO and MPH. (orig.)

  7. Carcinoma of the middle ear and external auditory canal

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    Thirty-one patients with malignant tumors of the middle ear and external auditory canal (EAC) were observed at the University of Virginia Hospital from 1956 through 1980. Of 27 patients with carcinoma, 21 had squamous cell carcinoma, 4 had basal cell carcinoma and 2 had adenoid cystic carcinoma. The 27 patients with carcinoma are reviewed with regard to clinical presentation, treatment modality, results and complications. The majority (67%) of patients had a history of chronic ear drainage, 22% had a previous mastoidectomy or polypectomy and 7% had an associated cholesteatoma. Eighty percent of patients with carcinoma limited to EAC were alive and well at 5 years, compared to 43% of patients with involvement of the middle ear. Fifty-six percent of patients without invasion of the petrous bone were alive at 5 years compared to only 20% of patients with petrous bone involvement. The data strongly suggest that survival depends on the extent of disease. The corrected disease free 5 year survival rates were 14% for patients who had surgery alone and 50% for those who had surgery and radiotherapy. Of the three patients with advanced disease who received radiotherapy alone, none survived five years

  8. Prevalence of salivary glands lesions from histopathologic diagnosis of Experimental Pathology Laboratory of PUCPR in the period of 1999-2008

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Lesions that affect salivary glands are a group of clinic entities ranging from local pathological alterations to the manifestation of systemic diseases. Objective: The aim of this study was to observe the prevalence of cases of lesions regarding salivary glands in patients of dental clinic of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR. Material and methods: A total of 1990 histopathologic reports was analyzed in data of Experimental Pathology Laboratory of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, in the period of 1999 to 2008. Seventy-three cases of salivary glands diseases were analyzed, according to sex, age and histopathologic diagnosis. Results: Mucocele was the most prevalent lesion, with 58 cases (2.9%. Others diseases were diagnosed, such as: pleomorphic adenoma (0.3%, cystic adenoid carcinoma (0.1%, sialoadenitis (0.1%, mucoepidermoid carcinoma (0.05%, Sjögren’s syndrome (0.05%, ranula (0.05% and adenomatoid hyperplasia (0.05%. No predilection for sex was observed, but the majority of diseases occurred principally during the three first life decades. Conclusion: These findings reinforce that the occurrence oflesions associated to the salivary glands is low when compared to others oral diseases. The more common pathological entities that affect salivary glands are associated to traumatic agents and affect adult male young patients.

  9. Radiation to the head, neck, and upper thorax of the young and thyroid neoplasia

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    It is now generally accepted that an association exists between external radiation administered to the head, neck and upper thorax of infants, children and adolescents and the subsequent development of neoplastic changes in the thyroid gland. Until recent years external radiation was frequently administered to shrink an enlarged thymus, or for the treatment of tonsillitis, adenoiditis, hearing loss, hemangioma, acne, tinea capitis and other conditions. During the course of these treatments, the thyroid gland was exposed to scattered radiation. It is stressed that the use of external radiation therapy was then accepted practice and its value was attested by many. The likelihood of adverse effects was not initially apparent, primarily because of the long periods of time between the administration of the therapy and the recognition of changes in the thyroid. The availability and effectiveness of other therapeutic measures and the growing concern about the delayed effects of radiation therapy when administered to the young for relatively benign conditions has, in recent years, largely eliminated use of this form of therapy, except in a few unusual conditions

  10. Eighteen cases of tortuosity of the internal carotid. Usefulness of MR-angiography in diagnosis

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    Tomiya, Yoshinori; Chiba, Shintaro; Moriyama, Hiroshi [Jikei Univ., Tokyo (Japan). School of Medicine; Kikuchi, Yasutaka; Ohta, Masaji

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    There have been few reports on tortuosity of the internal carotid exhibiting pulsation or swelling in the pharyngeal wall. Because this disease carries the risk of causing massive hemorrhage at the time of incision of a peritonsillar abscess, surgical treatment of the adenoids, or tonsillectomy, otolaryngologists should be aware of the existence of this disorder as a risk factor. We encountered tortuosity of the internal carotid in the pharynx in 18 cases over an approximately two year period. Females (15 cases) outnumbered males (3 cases), and the mean age was 68 years at the time of diagnosis. There was no right-to-left difference in terms of the incidence of the disease. The complication of hypertension was noted in 10 cases. MR-Angiography (MRA) was performed in 13 cases, and very clear images were obtained ; this technique was useful for diagnosing this disorder. For the most part, contrast angiography has been employed for the diagnosis of this disorder, but various complications, including deaths, have been reported. As the incidence of tortuosity of the internal carotid is high in the elderly, it is thought that any complication which may occur has the potential to become serious. Non-invasive diagnostic techniques are thus recommended. MRA is absolutely non-invasive, and we therefore believe that this technique should be the modality of first choice for diagnosing tortuosity of the internal carotid. (author).

  11. Eighteen cases of tortuosity of the internal carotid. Usefulness of MR-angiography in diagnosis

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    There have been few reports on tortuosity of the internal carotid exhibiting pulsation or swelling in the pharyngeal wall. Because this disease carries the risk of causing massive hemorrhage at the time of incision of a peritonsillar abscess, surgical treatment of the adenoids, or tonsillectomy, otolaryngologists should be aware of the existence of this disorder as a risk factor. We encountered tortuosity of the internal carotid in the pharynx in 18 cases over an approximately two year period. Females (15 cases) outnumbered males (3 cases), and the mean age was 68 years at the time of diagnosis. There was no right-to-left difference in terms of the incidence of the disease. The complication of hypertension was noted in 10 cases. MR-Angiography (MRA) was performed in 13 cases, and very clear images were obtained ; this technique was useful for diagnosing this disorder. For the most part, contrast angiography has been employed for the diagnosis of this disorder, but various complications, including deaths, have been reported. As the incidence of tortuosity of the internal carotid is high in the elderly, it is thought that any complication which may occur has the potential to become serious. Non-invasive diagnostic techniques are thus recommended. MRA is absolutely non-invasive, and we therefore believe that this technique should be the modality of first choice for diagnosing tortuosity of the internal carotid. (author)

  12. Malignant parotid tumors in 110 consecutive patients: treatment results and prognosis

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    The UICC 1987 classification system was used to retrospectively analyze the treatment results and prognostic factors in 110 consecutive patients. All of the patients had malignant parotid tumors which had been diagnosed and treated during the period from 1970 to 1986. Treatment consisted of surgery, radiotherapy, or a combination. Malignant mixed tumors were seen in 28% of the patients, mucoepidermoid tumors in 18%, adenoid cystic tumors in 15%, acinic tumors in 13%, undifferentiated tumors in 11%, adenocarcinomas in 10%, and other types in 5%. Ten-year corrected survival rate was 52%, and significant differences of survival were found between: 1. patients with disease stages I through IV (I: 85%; II: 69%; III: 43%; IV: 14%); 2. those with local tumor extension (34%) and without local tumor extension (79%); 3. patients with facial nerve palsy (0%) and without facial nerve palsy (57%); and 4. those with low- or intermediate-grade malignant tumors (69% combined) and those with high-grade malignant tumors (30%).After primary treatment, 45% of the patients were cured, and, additionally, 22% were salvaged after local or neck node recurrences. It is concluded that there is a good correlation between TNM classification of UICC 1987 (stage and local extension of tumor) and prognosis, and that facial nerve palsy and grade of malignancy are important prognostic factors.

  13. A clinical study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

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    Data of a total of 35 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated at the University of Tsukuba Hospital between 2001 and 2011 were reviewed. All of the cases, except 3, were classified according to the World Health Organization (WHO) histological classification ; the 3 exceptions consisted of 2 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma and 1 of small cell carcinoma. According to the tumors, nodes and metastasis (TNM) classification (Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), 2009), the clinical stage was I in 1 case, II in 7 cases, III in 18 cases, and IV in 9 cases. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy was the fundamental treatment modality employed. A total of 3 courses of chemotherapy were scheduled to be administered during the radiotherapy. The chemotherapeutic regimen consisted of 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin. Lymph node dissection was performed in the two patients with metastatic cervical lymph nodes in whom the nodes were too large to control by this treatment. Recurrence after complete response was noted in 3 cases, who were then rehospitalized and administered salvage medical and/or surgical treatment. As a consequence, the 5-year disease specific survival rate was 68.2%. (author)

  14. Expressão da p53 no tumor e no epitélio oral em pacientes com câncer de boca e faringe / Expression of p53 in the tumor and oral epithelium in patients with cancer of mouth and pharynx

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    Fabiane Dittrich, Santos; Jair, Montovani; Cleverson Teixeira, Soares; Lídia Raquel de, Carvalho.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Expressiva porcentagem de pacientes com carcinomas de boca e faringe apresentam superexpressão da proteína p53 induzida por tabaco, álcool e radioterapia. OBJETIVO: Descrever a expressão da p53 em áreas de mucosa normal adjacente ao tumor e em carcinomas da boca e faringe. MÉTODO: Estudo [...] prospectivo, com seguimento clínico por um ano, de 24 pacientes com câncer espinocelular de boca e faringe. Foram feitas biópsias na neoplasia e em áreas de mucosa normal adjacente ao tumor, antes e 9 meses após a radioterapia, e realizado estudo imunohistoquímico da expressão da p53. RESULTADOS: Antes da radioterapia, houve alteração da expressão da p53 em 20 das 24 biópsias feitas na neoplasia e em 14 nas de mucosa normal adjacente ao tumor. Onze paciente morreram antes de 1 ano de seguimento clínico. Dos 2 pacientes iniciais com aumento da p53 após a radioterapia continuava aumentada em 7 na área da neoplasia e em 6 nas áreas de mucosa normal. Observou-se associação da p53 com o tabagismo e estádio do tumor (p Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Expressive percent of patients with oral and oral pharynx carcinomas presents with overexpression of protein p53 induced by tobacco, alcohol and radiotherapy. OBJECTIVE: To describe the p53 expression in areas of the normal mucosa adjacent to the tumor and in mouth and pharynx carcinom [...] as. METHOD: Prospective study with clinical follow-up of one year of 24 patients with oral and oral pharynx spinocellular carcinoma. We performed biopsies in the neoplasm and areas of the normal mucosa adjacent to the tumor, before and 9 months following radiotherapy and an immunohistochemical study of p53 expression. RESULTS: Before radiotherapy, there was a change to the p53 expression in 20 out of the 24 biopsies made in the neoplasm and in 14 in those of normal mucosa adjacent to the tumor. Eleven patients died 1 year before clinical follow-up. From the 2 initial patients with increase of p53 after radiotherapy it remained increased in 7 in the neoplasm region and in 6 in the normal mucosa regions. We noticed association of p53 with smoking and tumor stage (p

  15. Importância da invasão do espaço pré-epiglótico no planejamento terapêutico do câncer da laringe e faringe / The importance of pre-epiglottis space invasion in the treatment planning of larynx and hypopharynx cancer

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    Abrão, Rapoport; Renato Assayag, Botelho; Ricardo Pires de, Souza; Saulo Montenegro, Cavalcanti; Sérgio, Furlam; Olger de Souza, Tornin; Tânia Regina Bastos, Souza.

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    Full Text Available O comprometimento do espaço pré-epiglótico pode alterar a indicação de cirurgias parciais da laringe. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a concordância inter e intra-observadores da análise da tomografia computadorizada do envolvimento do espaço pré-epiglótico (EPE) por carcinoma epidermóide do trato aerodigestivo s [...] uperior e sua repercussão no planejamento terapêutico. MATERIAL DE MÉTODO: Foram analisadas retrospectivamente as tomografias computadorizadas, do período de 1990 a 2004, de 95 pacientes com carcinoma epidermóide, sendo 87 do sexo masculino e apenas 8 eram do sexo feminino, com idade variando de 32 a 73 anos. Os exames foram avaliados duas vezes por três radiologistas, separadamente, sem o conhecimento prévio do estadiamento clínico. Todos os pacientes não haviam recebido qualquer tratamento até o momento do exame de imagem, como cirurgia, quimioterapia ou radioterapia. Todos os casos tiveram o diagnóstico confirmado por biópsia. As informações foram obtidas baseadas na revisão de prontuários médicos. RESULTADOS: O índice Kappa foi calculado para estimar a concordância entre os três observadores. A força de concordância variou de boa a excelente. CONCLUSÃO: Após um Kappa geral de 0,72, o resultado sugere uma concordância geral boa na avaliação do envolvimento do espaço EPE através de tomografia computadorizada. Abstract in english The involvement of pre-epiglottis space can change the indication for partial laryngeal resection. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate inter-observer and intra-observer agreement by means of computed tomography analysis regarding the involvement of the pre-epiglottis space (PES) from carcinom [...] a of the upper aerodigestive tract and its relation with therapeutic planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of ninety-five computed tomography exams of patients with squamous cell carcinoma, from 1990 to 2004, were selected and evaluated; 87 were males and eight females, with ages ranging from 32 to 73 years. Imaging results were analyzed twice by three radiologists, individually, without any previous knowledge of the clinical stage. No patient had received any previous treatment up to the moment of imaging examination, such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. All the cases were confirmed by biopsy. Information was obtained from the medical charts. RESULTS: Kappa Index was calculated by assessing agreement between the three observers. We obtained substantial to almost perfect levels of agreement. CONCLUSIONS: After a general Kappa Index of 0.72, the results suggest a substantial agreement in the involvement of the PES by means of computed tomography analysis.

  16. Crescimento pôndero-estatural de crianças após adenoamigdalectomia / Weight and height development in children after adenotonsillectomy

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    Renata C., Di Francesco; Paula Andreya, Junqueira; Ronaldo, Frizzarini; Fabio Elias, Zerati.

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    Full Text Available A hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana é a principal causa de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores em crianças, sendo muitas vezes associada à apnéia do sono. Esta, por sua vez, resulta em uma série de comprometimentos: baixo rendimento escolar, cor pulmonale, distúrbios de comportamento não específicos, hi [...] peratividade, sonolência diurna, distração e atrasos de desenvolvimento, sendo o déficit pôndero-estatural o mais grave. A adenoamigdalectomia é o tratamento de escolha. O objetivo deste trabalho é mensurar o crescimento e desenvolvimento das crianças antes e depois da adenoamigdalectomia através da comparação dos percentis pré e pós operatórios. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico prospectivo randomizado. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Cinquenta e cinco crianças de 2 a 12 anos, com história de obstrução das vias aéreas superiores por hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana foram submetidas a exame antropométrico (peso e altura), antes e 6 meses após a adenoamigdalectomia. Os dados foram transformados em percentil para peso e altura, de acordo com a idade e comparados através de análise estatística. RESULTADOS: No pré-operatório, encontramos a seguinte distribuição para o percentil altura: 78,2%, abaixo de p75 e para peso 70,9% abaixo de p50. No pós-operatório observou-se melhor distribuição das crianças: para altura 34,6% abaixo de p75, 32,8% entre p75-95 e 32,6% para p95 e acima e para peso: 35,5% abaixo de p50, 36,4% para p50-95 e 29,1% acima de p95. CONCLUSÃO: Observou-se uma melhora considerável do desenvolvimento pôndero-estatural das crianças após a adenoamigdalectomia. Abstract in english Tonsil and adenoid hyperplasia is one of the most common causes of upper airway obstruction in children; and generally comes along with sleep apnea. It is usually associated to poor school performance, non-specific behavioral disturbs, hyperactivity, daytime sleepiness, distraction and failure to th [...] rive. This one is a very serious consequence for the child. The purpose of this study is to compare height and weight percentiles before and after surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical prospective randomized. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We studied 55 children (male and female) from 2 to 12 years old; with upper airway obstruction due to tonsil and adenoid hyperplasia. All of them were measured (height and weight) before and 6 months after adenotonsillectomy. Height and weight percentiles were plotted in graphics and compared with statistical analysis. RESULTS: Before surgery, the majority of the children, 78.2% were under p75 for height and 70.9% were under p50 for weight. Three months after surgery there was a better distribution of the children throughout the percentil ranges. For height: 34.6% were under p75; 32.85 were between p75-95 and 32.6% were above p95. For weight 35.5% were under p50; 36.4% were under p50-95 and 29.1% were above p95. CONCLUSION: After surgery, children presented an improvement in their height and weight percentiles. They develop better after the treatment of upper airway obstruction, with T&A surgery.

  17. Carcinomas basocelulares: estudo clínico e anatomopatológico de 704 tumores Basal cell carcinomas: anatomopathological and clinical study of 704 tumors

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    Aurilene Monteiro Bandeira

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: Este é um estudo retrospectivo e anatomopatológico de 704 carcinomas basocelulares de 623 pacientes, diagnosticados no período de 1991 a 1996, no setor de Dermatopatologia da Clínica Dermatológica do Hospital das Clínicas da UFPE e em um laboratório privado de dermatopatologia da cidade do Recife. OBJETIVOS: Caracterizar aspectos clínicos e anatomopatológicos dos carcinomas basocelulares diagnosticados nos dois serviços da região de Pernambuco. MÉTODOS: Para o estudo clínico, os dados foram retirados dos prontuários e para o estudo anatomopatológico, macro e microscópicos, foram feitas revisão dos preparados histológicos. Para o crescimento vertical empregaram-se métodos baseados nas técnicas histoprognósticas de Clark e Breslow, aplicadas ao melanoma maligno. RESULTADOS: Clínicos: a maior incidência foi no sexo feminino (55,7%, faixa etária de 55 a 72 anos, tempo de evolução com variabilidade elevadíssima, desde um mês a 40 anos, e a cabeça foi a região topográfica mais freqüente (73,8%, principalmente nasal (21,1% e zigomática (18,5%. A forma nodular pigmentada (47,4% foi a mais encontrada e o tamanho das lesões independeu do tempo evolutivo. Histologicamente os padrões considerados baseados apenas nos arranjos parenquimais, foram os adenóide, compacto, fibroepitelial de Pinkus plexiforme, pseudocístico, reticulado, superficial e tricoepitelial, predominando o adenóide (28,3%. A média de crescimento foi em 2/3 da derme reticular (32,4%, e os tumores que mais se aprofundaram mostraram fibroplasia intensa. Houve concomitância de vários tipos celulares em um mesmo tumor e o pigmento melânico esteve mais presente nos tricoepitelioides. CONCLUSÃO: A fundamental importância da caracterização clínica e anatomopatológica dos carcinomas basocelulares destes serviços, sem diferenças muito significativas para os grupos e atenção para definições comportamentais e proposições ao relatório histopatológico.BACKGROUND: A retrospective and anatomopathological study was performed on 704 basal carcinomas of 623 patients, diagnosed from 1991 to 1996, at the Dermatopathology section of the Dermatology Clinic of the Hospital das Clinicas, UFPE and at a private dermatopathology laboratory in the city of Recife. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical and anatomopathological aspects of the basal cell carcinomas diagnosed by the two services of Pernambuco region. METHODS: For the clinical study, the data were collected from the patient files and for the anatomopathological, macro and microscopic study a revision was made of the histological specimens. For determination of vertical growth, methods were used based on Clark and Breslow's histoprognostic techniques applied to malignant melanoma. RESULTS: Clinical: the highest incidence was in the feminine sex (55.7% and in the 55 to 72-year-old age group. Disease duration was highly variable, ranging from one month to 40 years, and the head was the most frequent topographical area (73.8%, mainly nasal (21.1% and zygomatic (18.5%. The nodular pigmented form (47.4% was found most frequently and the size of the lesions did not depend on the disease duration. Histologically the patterns considered based only on the parenchymal arrangements, were the adenoid, compact, plexiform Pinkus fibroepithelioma, pseudocystic, reticulated, superficial and trichoepithelioid, though predominantly the adenoid form (28.3%. The mean growth involved 2/3 of the reticular dermis (32.4%, and the deepest tumors presented intense fibroplasia. There was concomitance of several cellular types within a single tumor and melanin pigment was found mostly in the trichoepithelioid type. CONCLUSION: The clinical and anatomopathological characterization of the basal cell carcinomas is of fundamental importance at these services, where there is no major difference between groups, calling attention to behavioral definitions and propositions for the histopathological report of these tumors.

  18. Carcinomas basocelulares: estudo clínico e anatomopatológico de 704 tumores / Basal cell carcinomas: anatomopathological and clinical study of 704 tumors

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    Aurilene Monteiro, Bandeira; Valdir, Bandeira; José Figueredo da, Silva; Edmilson, Mazza.

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: Este é um estudo retrospectivo e anatomopatológico de 704 carcinomas basocelulares de 623 pacientes, diagnosticados no período de 1991 a 1996, no setor de Dermatopatologia da Clínica Dermatológica do Hospital das Clínicas da UFPE e em um laboratório privado de dermatopatologia da cidade [...] do Recife. OBJETIVOS: Caracterizar aspectos clínicos e anatomopatológicos dos carcinomas basocelulares diagnosticados nos dois serviços da região de Pernambuco. MÉTODOS: Para o estudo clínico, os dados foram retirados dos prontuários e para o estudo anatomopatológico, macro e microscópicos, foram feitas revisão dos preparados histológicos. Para o crescimento vertical empregaram-se métodos baseados nas técnicas histoprognósticas de Clark e Breslow, aplicadas ao melanoma maligno. RESULTADOS: Clínicos: a maior incidência foi no sexo feminino (55,7%), faixa etária de 55 a 72 anos, tempo de evolução com variabilidade elevadíssima, desde um mês a 40 anos, e a cabeça foi a região topográfica mais freqüente (73,8%), principalmente nasal (21,1%) e zigomática (18,5%). A forma nodular pigmentada (47,4%) foi a mais encontrada e o tamanho das lesões independeu do tempo evolutivo. Histologicamente os padrões considerados baseados apenas nos arranjos parenquimais, foram os adenóide, compacto, fibroepitelial de Pinkus plexiforme, pseudocístico, reticulado, superficial e tricoepitelial, predominando o adenóide (28,3%). A média de crescimento foi em 2/3 da derme reticular (32,4%), e os tumores que mais se aprofundaram mostraram fibroplasia intensa. Houve concomitância de vários tipos celulares em um mesmo tumor e o pigmento melânico esteve mais presente nos tricoepitelioides. CONCLUSÃO: A fundamental importância da caracterização clínica e anatomopatológica dos carcinomas basocelulares destes serviços, sem diferenças muito significativas para os grupos e atenção para definições comportamentais e proposições ao relatório histopatológico. Abstract in english BACKGROUND: A retrospective and anatomopathological study was performed on 704 basal carcinomas of 623 patients, diagnosed from 1991 to 1996, at the Dermatopathology section of the Dermatology Clinic of the Hospital das Clinicas, UFPE and at a private dermatopathology laboratory in the city of Recif [...] e. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical and anatomopathological aspects of the basal cell carcinomas diagnosed by the two services of Pernambuco region. METHODS: For the clinical study, the data were collected from the patient files and for the anatomopathological, macro and microscopic study a revision was made of the histological specimens. For determination of vertical growth, methods were used based on Clark and Breslow's histoprognostic techniques applied to malignant melanoma. RESULTS: Clinical: the highest incidence was in the feminine sex (55.7%) and in the 55 to 72-year-old age group. Disease duration was highly variable, ranging from one month to 40 years, and the head was the most frequent topographical area (73.8%), mainly nasal (21.1%) and zygomatic (18.5%). The nodular pigmented form (47.4%) was found most frequently and the size of the lesions did not depend on the disease duration. Histologically the patterns considered based only on the parenchymal arrangements, were the adenoid, compact, plexiform Pinkus fibroepithelioma, pseudocystic, reticulated, superficial and trichoepithelioid, though predominantly the adenoid form (28.3%). The mean growth involved 2/3 of the reticular dermis (32.4%), and the deepest tumors presented intense fibroplasia. There was concomitance of several cellular types within a single tumor and melanin pigment was found mostly in the trichoepithelioid type. CONCLUSION: The clinical and anatomopathological characterization of the basal cell carcinomas is of fundamental importance at these services, where there is no major difference between groups, calling attention to behavioral definitions and propositions for the histopathological report of these tumors.

  19. Diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses in child

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    Stenner, Markus

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available [english] Diseases of the pediatric nose and nasal sinuses as well as neighboring anatomical structures encompass a variety of pathologies, especially of inflammatory nature. Congenital disease, such as malformations and structural deviations of the nasal septum, as well as systemic metabolic pathologies affecting the nose and sinuses, rarely require medical therapy from an Otolaryngologist. The immunological function of the mucosa and genetic factors play a role in the development of disease in the pediatric upper airway tract, especially due to the constantly changing anatomy in this growth phase. Disease description of the nose and nasal sinuses due to mid-facial growth must also take developmental age differences (infant, toddler, preschool, and school age into account. Epidemiological examinations and evidence based studies are often lacking in the pediatric population.The wide range of inflammatory diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, such as the acute and chronic rhinosinusitis, the allergic rhinitis, and adenoid disease, play a role in the susceptibility of a child to infection. The susceptibility to infection depends on the pediatric age structure (infant, young child and has yet to be well defined. The acute rhinosinusitis in children develops after a viral infection of the upper airways, also referred to as the “common cold” in the literature. It usually spontaneously heals within ten days without any medical therapy. Antibiotic therapy is prudent in complicated episodes of ARS. The antibiotic therapy is reserved for children with complications or associated disease, such as bronchial asthma and/or chronic bronchitis. A chronic rhinosinusitis is defined as the inflammatory change in the nasal mucosa and nasal sinus mucosa, in which the corresponding symptoms persist for over 12 weeks. The indication for CT-imaging of the nasal sinuses is reserved for cases of chronic rhinosinusitis that have been successfully treated with medication. A staged therapeutic concept is followed in CRS based on conservative and surgical methods. Nasal sinus surgery is considered nowadays as effective and safe in children. Based on the assumption that adenoids are a reservoir for bacteria, from which recurrent infections of the nose and nasal sinus originate, the adenoidectomy is still defined as a cleansing procedure in rhinosinusitis. 69.3% of the children had benefit from adenoidectomy. Comorbidities, such as pediatric bronchial asthma, presently play an even more important role in the therapy of rhinosinusitis; therefore, it is often wise to have the support of pediatricians. In western European countries 40% of children presently suffer from allergic rhinitis, in which pronounced nasal obstruction can cause disturbed growth in facial bones. An early therapy with SIT may prevent the development of bronchial asthma and secondary sensitization to other allergens. Therefore, SIT is recommended in treatment of allergic rhinitis whenever, if possible. The assessment of diagnostic tools is for the examiner not often possible due to the lack of evidence. Rhinosurgical approaches are often described in study reports; however, they lack the standard prospective randomized long-term study design required nowadays and can only be evaluated with caution in the literature.

  20. Rapid detection of sentinel lymph node metastases in different techniques and comparison in low-grade breast carcinomas / Detección rápida de metástasis en ganglio centinela y comparación de diferentes técnicas en carcinomas de mama de bajo grado

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    Luz F, Sua; Nhora M, Silva; Martha Vidaurreta, Quim; Virginia, de la Orden; Silvia, Veganzones; Sara, Rafael; María L, Maestro de las Casas.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El rol de la biopsia del ganglio centinela ha revolucionado el tratamiento del cáncer de mama. Tomar esta determinación disminuye la morbilidad de una linfadenectomía axilar completa. El objetivo del estudio es analizar el valor del ganglio centinela en los tumores de mama de tipo hist [...] ológico de bajo grado y estudiarlos con las técnicas de hematoxilina y eosina, inmunohistoquímica y molecular de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa en tiempo real cuantitativa (RT-PCR). Material y métodos: En un estudio piloto se estudiaron 21 pacientes con diagnóstico histológico de carcinoma mucinoso, metaplásicos o adenoide quístico a quienes se les realizó la técnica del ganglio centinela. Una vez extraído el ganglio se envió a anatomía patológica, donde se fragmentó y evaluó. Para el estudio en el laboratorio de biología molecular se utilizó entre 25% y 50% del ganglio. Resultados: Se estudiaron 32 ganglios centinelas, correspondientes a 21 pacientes; 29 (90.6%) fueron negativos en el examen histopatológico y en la determinación molecular, 2 (6.3%) positivos en ambas técnicas y en 1 (3.1%) hubo discrepancia en el diagnóstico, éste fue positivo con la RT-PCR cuantitativa y negativo en el estudio histológico (H&E), el cual, por inmunohistoquímica (IHC), se diagnosticó como células tumorales aisladas (CTA). Conclusión: Cuando se compararon las técnicas de hematoxilina y eosina, inmunohistoquímica y la técnica molecular RT-PCR cuantitativa, se comprobó mayor sensibilidad en la técnica molecular, lo que permite disminuir los falsos negativos y tener un mejor diagnóstico de las metástasis en los ganglios centinelas. Las pacientes con carcinomas de tipo histológico de bajo grado tienen una alta sobrevida, un comportamiento tumoral menos agresivo y menor compromiso ganglionar en el momento del diagnóstico. Abstract in english Introduction: The role of sentinel node biopsy has revolutionized breast cancer treatment. This determination reduces the mobility of a complete axillary lymphadenectomy. The aim of our study is to analyze the value of sentinel node in low-grade histological breast tumors, studied with hematoxylin a [...] nd eosin techniques, Immunohistochemistry, and molecular chain reaction in real-time quantitative polymerase (RT-PCR). Materials and methods: In a pilot study we studied a total of 21 patients with histological diagnosis of mucinous carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and medullar carcinoma that underwent the sentinel node technique. Once the lymph node was removed, it was sent to pathology, where it was fragmented and evaluated, using between 25% and 50% of the lymph node for molecular biology laboratory studies. Results: The sentinel nodes studied were 32, corresponding to the 21 patients. Of the 32 lymph nodes analyzed, 29 (90.6%) were negative on histopathological examination and the molecular identification, 2 (6.2%) were positive in both techniques and 1 (3.125%) lymph node was positive with quantitative RT-PCR and negative in histology (H&E), which – subsequently by immunohistochemistry (IHC) – was diagnosed as isolated tumor cells (ITC). Conclusion: When comparing the techniques of hematoxylin and eosin, immunohistochemistry, and molecular RT-PCR technique, we found greater sensitivity of molecular techniques; this can reduce the false negative and improve diagnosis of sentinel node metastases. Patients with low histological grade carcinomas have high survival rates, less aggressive tumor behavior, and reduced lymph node at diagnosis.

  1. Achados da avaliação multiprofissional de crianças respiradoras orais / Findings of multiprofessional evaluation of mouth breathing children

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    Mariana da, Costa; Amanda Freitas, Valentim; Helena Maria Gonçalves, Becker; Andréa Rodrigues, Motta.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: descrever os achados miofuncionais orofaciais, bem como os principais problemas otorrinolaringológicos, alergológicos e ortodônticos encontrados em crianças com respiração oral. MÉTODOS: análise de prontuários de 502 crianças do Ambulatório do Respirador Oral do Hospital das Clínicas da U [...] niversidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Os participantes tinham idades entre 2 e 12 anos (mediana de 6,0 anos), sendo 289 (57,6%) do sexo masculino e 213 (42,4%) do sexo feminino. Foram coletados dados dos prontuários referentes à anamnese geral, avaliação fonoaudiológica, bem como as partes relevantes das avaliações otorrinolaringológica, alergológica e ortodôntica. Os dados foram submetidos à análise estatística. RESULTADOS: na anamnese, observou-se prevalência significante de permanência de boca aberta (98,0%), ronco (89,9%) e sialorreia noturna (68,6%). Na avaliação alergológica, verificou-se teste cutâneo positivo (59%) e rinite (57,8%) e na otorrinolaringológica, hipertrofia de adenoide (91,7%) e amígdalas (72,6%), além de mucosa nasal alterada (60,3%). A avaliação ortodôntica indicou presença de má oclusão (86,8%), perfil facial convexo (62,9%) e trespasse vertical aumentado (55,5%). Os dados da avaliação fonoaudiológica indicaram inadequação da posição habitual de lábios (70,5%), tensão de lábios (65,4%) e de língua (64,4%) alteradas, palato duro alto (57,1%), ângulo nasolabial alterado (57,0%) e assimetria facial (55,0%). CONCLUSÃO: verificaram-se alterações nas avaliações realizadas por todos os profissionais, confirmando o grande impacto da respiração oral na qualidade de vida e, portanto, a necessidade de tratamento multidisciplinar para esses pacientes. Abstract in english PURPOSE: to describe orofacial myofunctional findings, as well as the main otolaryngological, allergological and orthodontic problems found in mouth breathing children. METHODS: 502 medical charts from the Mouth Breathing Outpatient Clinic from Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas [...] Gerais were analyzed. The subjects were aged between 2 and 12 years (median 6.0 years) and, about genders, 289 (57.6%) were male and 213 (42.4%) were female. The data collected was regarding general anamnesis, speech-language pathology evaluation, as well as the relevant parts of otolaryngological, allergological and orthodontic assessments. Data was submitted to statistical analysis. RESULTS: at anamnesis, significant prevalence of maintaining the mouth opened (98.0%), snoring (89.9%) and nocturnal drooling (68.6%) was observed. Allergologic evaluation showed positive skin test (59.0%) and rhinitis (57.8%) and otolaryngological assessment revealed hypertrophic adenoids (91.7%) and tonsils (72.6%) and changed nasal mucosa (60.3%). The findings on orthodontic evaluation were malocclusion (86.8%), convex facial profile (62.9%) and overbite (55.5%). Data from speech-language pathology assessment indicated inappropriate usual lips position (70.5%), facial changes in lips (65.4%) and tongue (64.4%) strength, high hard palate (57.1%), altered nasolabial angle (57.0%) and asymmetry (55.0%). CONCLUSION: alterations were found on the evaluations made by all professionals, confirming the huge impact of mouth breathing on quality of life of those children, and therefore the need for multidisciplinary treatment for these patients.

  2. SAHOS em crianças: perfil clínico e respiratório polissonográfico OSAS in children: clinical and polysomnographic respiratory profile

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    Regina Terse Trindade Ramos

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A Síndrome da Apnéia e Hipopnéia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAHOS em crianças conta com uma prevalência estimada de 1-3% e poderá estar associada a alterações neurocognitivas, comportamentais e cardiovasculares. Entretanto, alguns pediatras desconhecem o problema e este estudo poderá facilitar o reconhecimento de SAHOS pelos mesmos. OBJETIVO: Descrever as características clínicas e os índices respiratórios polissonográficos de crianças com SAHOS, em um laboratório de sono, entre janeiro de 2002 a julho de 2003. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Série de casos. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Avaliaram-se 93 crianças, de 2 a 10 anos de idade, com diagnóstico polissonográfico de SAHOS. Analisaram-se idade, gênero, grupo racial e dados referentes à saúde e sono das crianças. Os dados polissonográficos estudados foram índice de apnéia-hipopnéia, dessaturação da oxihemoglobina e índice de microdespertar. RESULTADOS: O gênero masculino correspondeu a 61,3% dos casos. A média da idade foi de 5,2 ± 2,1 anos. As queixas que mais motivaram a realização do exame foram roncos, em 24,7% e sono inquieto em 24,7%. Condições médicas mais associadas foram rinite alérgica (98,9% e hipertrofia de adenóides (50,6%. Apnéia leve ocorreu em 66% das crianças. A média e o desvio-padrão da saturação mínima de O2 foi de 89,1 ± 3,5 e a do número de microdespertares de 8,4 ± 3,5/hora de sono. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados chamam atenção para a possibilidade de SAHOS em crianças com rinite alérgica e hipertrofia adenotonsilar, com queixas de ronco e sono inquieto.Obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome in children (osas has an estimated prevalence of up to 3% and can be associated with neurocognitive and behavioural abnormalities, and also cardiovascular complications. This study may help pediatricians, who are unaware of the problem, to recognize osas. STUDY DESIGN: series of cases. AIM: to describe the clinical characteristics and polysomnographic respiratory findings in a population of children with obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome referred to the sleep laboratory from january 2002 up to july 2003. METHODS: we studied 93 patients between 2 and 10 years of age with polysomnographic diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome. Age, gender, racial group and questions about the children’s health and sleep related disorders were evaluated. Apnea-hypopnea index, oxyhemoglobin desaturation, and arousal index were evaluated too. RESULTS: males represented 61.3%, With a mean age of 5.2 ± 2.1 (Years-old. The complaints that most commonly lead to the exams were snoring in 24.7% And restless sleep in 24.7%. Associated medical conditions frequently reported were allergic rhinitis (98.9% And adenoid hypertrophy (50.6%. Mild apnea was found in 66%. The mean and sd of spo2 nadir was 89.1 ± 3.5% And the mean and sd of the number of arousals was 8.4 ± 3.5/ Hour of sleep. CONCLUSION: the results suggest the possibility that obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome should be suspected in children with allergic diseases and adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy with snoring and restless sleep complaints.

  3. SAHOS em crianças: perfil clínico e respiratório polissonográfico / OSAS in children: clinical and polysomnographic respiratory profile

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    Regina Terse Trindade, Ramos; Carla Hilário da Cunha, Daltro; Paloma Baiardi, Gregório; Leda Solano de Freitas, Souza; Nilvano Alves de, Andrade; Antônio de Souza, Andrade Filho; Almerio de Souza, Machado Júnior.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A Síndrome da Apnéia e Hipopnéia Obstrutiva do Sono (SAHOS) em crianças conta com uma prevalência estimada de 1-3% e poderá estar associada a alterações neurocognitivas, comportamentais e cardiovasculares. Entretanto, alguns pediatras desconhecem o problema e este estudo poderá facilitar o reconheci [...] mento de SAHOS pelos mesmos. OBJETIVO: Descrever as características clínicas e os índices respiratórios polissonográficos de crianças com SAHOS, em um laboratório de sono, entre janeiro de 2002 a julho de 2003. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Série de casos. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Avaliaram-se 93 crianças, de 2 a 10 anos de idade, com diagnóstico polissonográfico de SAHOS. Analisaram-se idade, gênero, grupo racial e dados referentes à saúde e sono das crianças. Os dados polissonográficos estudados foram índice de apnéia-hipopnéia, dessaturação da oxihemoglobina e índice de microdespertar. RESULTADOS: O gênero masculino correspondeu a 61,3% dos casos. A média da idade foi de 5,2 ± 2,1 anos. As queixas que mais motivaram a realização do exame foram roncos, em 24,7% e sono inquieto em 24,7%. Condições médicas mais associadas foram rinite alérgica (98,9%) e hipertrofia de adenóides (50,6%). Apnéia leve ocorreu em 66% das crianças. A média e o desvio-padrão da saturação mínima de O2 foi de 89,1 ± 3,5 e a do número de microdespertares de 8,4 ± 3,5/hora de sono. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados chamam atenção para a possibilidade de SAHOS em crianças com rinite alérgica e hipertrofia adenotonsilar, com queixas de ronco e sono inquieto. Abstract in english Obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome in children (osas) has an estimated prevalence of up to 3% and can be associated with neurocognitive and behavioural abnormalities, and also cardiovascular complications. This study may help pediatricians, who are unaware of the problem, to recognize osa [...] s. STUDY DESIGN: series of cases. AIM: to describe the clinical characteristics and polysomnographic respiratory findings in a population of children with obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome referred to the sleep laboratory from january 2002 up to july 2003. METHODS: we studied 93 patients between 2 and 10 years of age with polysomnographic diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome. Age, gender, racial group and questions about the children’s health and sleep related disorders were evaluated. Apnea-hypopnea index, oxyhemoglobin desaturation, and arousal index were evaluated too. RESULTS: males represented 61.3%, With a mean age of 5.2 ± 2.1 (Years-old). The complaints that most commonly lead to the exams were snoring in 24.7% And restless sleep in 24.7%. Associated medical conditions frequently reported were allergic rhinitis (98.9%) And adenoid hypertrophy (50.6%). Mild apnea was found in 66%. The mean and sd of spo2 nadir was 89.1 ± 3.5% And the mean and sd of the number of arousals was 8.4 ± 3.5/ Hour of sleep. CONCLUSION: the results suggest the possibility that obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome should be suspected in children with allergic diseases and adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy with snoring and restless sleep complaints.

  4. 7-Hydroxystaurosporine and Irinotecan Hydrochloride in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Unresectable Solid Tumors or Triple Negative Breast Cancer (Currently Accruing Only Triple-negative Breast Cancer Patients Since 6/8/2007)

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    Advanced Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Carcinoma of the Appendix; Estrogen Receptor-negative Breast Cancer; Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer; Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor; HER2-negative Breast Cancer; Metastatic Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Ovarian Sarcoma; Ovarian Stromal Cancer; Progesterone Receptor-negative Breast Cancer; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Recurrent Anal Cancer; Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Recurrent Borderline Ovarian Surface Epithelial-stromal Tumor; Recurrent Breast Cancer; Recurrent Cervical Cancer; Recurrent Colon Cancer; Recurrent Endometrial Carcinoma; Recurrent Esophageal Cancer; Recurrent Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer; Recurrent Gallbladder Cancer; Recurrent Gastric Cancer; Recurrent Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary; Recurrent Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer; Recurrent Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor; Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer; Recurrent Prostate Cancer; Recurrent Rectal Cancer; Recurrent Salivary Gland Cancer; Recurrent Small Cell Lung Cancer; Recurrent Small Intestine Cancer; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Small Intestine Adenocarcinoma; Small Intestine Leiomyosarcoma; Small Intestine Lymphoma; Stage IV Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Anal Cancer; Stage IV Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IV Borderline Ovarian Surface Epithelial-stromal Tumor; Stage IV Breast Cancer; Stage IV Colon Cancer; Stage IV Endometrial Carcinoma; Stage IV Esophageal Cancer; Stage IV Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IV Gastric Cancer; Stage IV Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IV Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IV Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Ovarian Epithelial Cancer; Stage IV Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor; Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer; Stage IV Prostate Cancer; Stage IV Rectal Cancer; Stage IV Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Cervical Cancer; Stage IVB Cervical Cancer; Triple-negative Breast Cancer; Unresectable Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer; Unresectable Gallbladder Cancer; Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific; Untreated Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary

  5. Carcinoma of the uterine cervix: a review of its pathology and commentary on the problem in Malaysians.

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    Cheah, P L; Looi, L M

    1999-06-01

    Since its recognition about 150 years ago, there has been much progress in the understanding of the pathogenesis, prevention, early detection and management of carcinoma of the uterine cervix. Important historical landmarks include the (1) recognition of pre-invasive and pre-clinical lesions, and the devise of various systems for reporting these lesions, (2) improvements in diagnostic techniques particularly colposcopy, (3) advent of therapeutic procedures (electrocoagulation, cryotherapy, laser therapy and loop electrosurgical excision), and (4) recognition of the aetiological relationship between the human papillomavirus and cervical neoplasia. The susceptibility of the cervical transformation zone to malignant change is now well recognised. The WHO classification system remains the one most commonly utilised for histological reporting of cervical cancers. In the recent 1994 update, cervical carcinoma is divided into 3 main categories: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and other epithelial tumours. Squamous cell carcinoma (60-80%) predominates among invasive cervical carcinoma. Recognised variants include verrucous, warty (condylomatous), papillary squamous (transitional) and lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma (5-15% of invasive carcinomas) shows an increasing trend in young females. Like its squamous counterpart, preinvasive and microinvasive versions are known. Variants such as mucinous, endometrioid, clear cell, mesonephric, serous, villoglandular and minimal deviation carcinoma are now defined. Adenosquamous carcinoma (5-25%), adenoid-cystic, adenoid-basal, neuroendocrine and undifferentiated carcinomas constitute other epithelial tumours of the cervix. The management of invasive cervical carcinoma remains heavily dependent on its stage. The FIGO staging system remains the most widely used. The 1995 update provides more definite criteria in subdividing stage IA tumours by delimiting stromal invasion of stage IA1 lesions to a maximum depth of 3 mm and a horizontal axis of 7 mm. In Malaysia, an appreciation of the cervical carcinoma problem has to take into consideration the population at risk, its multi-ethnicity, its socio-economic and geographical diversities and the constraints of the health care system. Females form 48.9% of the Malaysian population. 52.9% of them are in the sexually active age group of 15-50 years, indicating a significant population at risk for cervical carcinoma. Cervical carcinoma was the third most common cause of death due to solid tumours among Malaysian females in 1995 following carcinoma of the breast and respiratory tract. East Malaysia is predominantly rural with many communities having limited modern facilities. Such areas imply a lower educational and socio-economic status, raising the worry of a population at higher risk for developing cervical carcinoma. The population: doctor for Malaysia of 2153:1 compares poorly with nearby Singapore. Besides a shortage of doctors, there is also an uneven distribution of doctors, resulting in a ratio in East Malaysia of > 4000:1. Although Malaysia does not have a national cervical cancer-screening programme, many action plans and cancer awareness campaigns have been launched throughout the years, which appear to have made an impact as evidenced by the decreasing mortality rates from cervical carcinoma. Another interesting feature of cervical carcinoma in Malaysia relates to its multiethnic population. In Malaysian Chinese and Malay females, the prevalence of cervical carcinoma ranks second to breast cancer whereas the pattern is reversed in Malaysian Indian females. Studies into its aetiology and pathogenesis are being undertaken and may shed more light on this matter. PMID:10879274

  6. Respiração oral na criança: repercussões diferentes de acordo com o diagnóstico Mouth breathing in children: different repercussions according to the diagnosis

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    Renata C. Di Francesco

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available A respiração oral é um sintoma freqüente na infância. A síndrome do respirador oral caracteriza-se por cansaço freqüente, sonolência diurna, adinamia, baixo apetite, enurese noturna e até déficit de aprendizado e atenção. Entretanto este sintoma apresenta diversas causas. Faz-se necessário, portanto, esclarecer detalhes sobre estes aspectos clínicos de acordo com suas causas. OBJETIVO: Comparar os achados de sonolência diurna, cefaléia, agitação noturna, enurese, problemas escolares e bruxismo em indivíduos com respiração oral; de acordo com os seguintes diagnósticos: rinite alérgica, hiperplasia adenoideana, hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Estudo de coorte transversal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo prospectivo com 142 pacientes de 2 a 16 anos, classificados em três grupos: rinite alérgica, hiperplasia adenoideana isolada e hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana. Os responsáveis dos pacientes responderam a questionário padronizado sobre os sintomas noturnos para caracterização da presença de apnéia do sono e sobre os aspectos estudados: cefaléia matinal, desempenho escolar e atenção, sonolência diurna, agitação noturna, enurese, bruxismo. RESULTADOS: A respiração oral é mais freqüente em meninos. Crianças com hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana são mais jovens. Este grupo apresenta maior freqüência de roncos e apnéia do sono, assim como mau desempenho escolar, bruxismo, enurese e agitação noturna, sendo estes sintomas relacionados com a apnéia, diferenciando-se do grupo com rinite alérgica. Não se observou sonolência diurna e cefaléia matinal significante nos grupos estudados. CONCLUSÃO: Bruxismo, enurese, agitação noturna e cefaléia estão relacionados com a apnéia do sono, sendo mais freqüente na hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana. Assim, a investigação de apnéia do sono na criança com respiração oral é fundamental e assim como a determinação da causa da respiração oral.Mouth breathing is very common in children. Mouthbreathing syndrome is characterized by tiredness, daytime sleepiness, failure to thrive, restless sleep, nocturnal enuresis and poor school performance. However, this symptom has several causes and it is necessary to elucidate more details about this entity. AIM: Compare the findings of daytime sleepiness, headache, nocturnal enuresis, poor school performance and attention deficit and bruxism in subjects that present mouth breathing according to the following diagnosis: allergic rhinitis, adenoidal hyperplasia and adenotonsillar hyperplasia. STUDY DESIGN: Transversal cohort study. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This is a prospective study of 142 patients from 2 to 16 years old. After ENT evaluation, patients were classified in 3 groups according to the following diagnosis: allergic rhinitis, adenoidal hyperplasia, adenotonsillar hyperplasia. Parents and caregivers answered a questionnaire about night symptoms in order to describe the presence of sleep apnea and specific questions about: morning headaches, school performance and attention deficit, daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, nocturnal enuresis and bruxism. RESULTS: Mouth breathing is common in boys. Children with adenotonsillar hyperplasia are younger and present more snoring and sleep apnea. They present also poor school performance, bruxism, nocturnal enuresis and restless sleep, which are correlated to sleep apnea, differing from the allergic rhinitis group. Significant findings of daytime sleepiness and morning headaches were not found. CONCLUSION: Bruxism, enuresis, restless sleep and poor school performance are related to sleep apnea and more frequent in subjects with adenotonsillar hyperplasia. The investigation of sleep apnea in children with mouth breathing is mandatory, as well as the determination of its cause.

  7. Respiração oral na criança: repercussões diferentes de acordo com o diagnóstico / Mouth breathing in children: different repercussions according to the diagnosis

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    Renata C., Di Francesco; Gustavo, Passerotii; Bruno, Paulucci; Aroldo, Miniti.

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available A respiração oral é um sintoma freqüente na infância. A síndrome do respirador oral caracteriza-se por cansaço freqüente, sonolência diurna, adinamia, baixo apetite, enurese noturna e até déficit de aprendizado e atenção. Entretanto este sintoma apresenta diversas causas. Faz-se necessário, portanto [...] , esclarecer detalhes sobre estes aspectos clínicos de acordo com suas causas. OBJETIVO: Comparar os achados de sonolência diurna, cefaléia, agitação noturna, enurese, problemas escolares e bruxismo em indivíduos com respiração oral; de acordo com os seguintes diagnósticos: rinite alérgica, hiperplasia adenoideana, hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Estudo de coorte transversal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo prospectivo com 142 pacientes de 2 a 16 anos, classificados em três grupos: rinite alérgica, hiperplasia adenoideana isolada e hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana. Os responsáveis dos pacientes responderam a questionário padronizado sobre os sintomas noturnos para caracterização da presença de apnéia do sono e sobre os aspectos estudados: cefaléia matinal, desempenho escolar e atenção, sonolência diurna, agitação noturna, enurese, bruxismo. RESULTADOS: A respiração oral é mais freqüente em meninos. Crianças com hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana são mais jovens. Este grupo apresenta maior freqüência de roncos e apnéia do sono, assim como mau desempenho escolar, bruxismo, enurese e agitação noturna, sendo estes sintomas relacionados com a apnéia, diferenciando-se do grupo com rinite alérgica. Não se observou sonolência diurna e cefaléia matinal significante nos grupos estudados. CONCLUSÃO: Bruxismo, enurese, agitação noturna e cefaléia estão relacionados com a apnéia do sono, sendo mais freqüente na hiperplasia adenoamigdaliana. Assim, a investigação de apnéia do sono na criança com respiração oral é fundamental e assim como a determinação da causa da respiração oral. Abstract in english Mouth breathing is very common in children. Mouthbreathing syndrome is characterized by tiredness, daytime sleepiness, failure to thrive, restless sleep, nocturnal enuresis and poor school performance. However, this symptom has several causes and it is necessary to elucidate more details about this [...] entity. AIM: Compare the findings of daytime sleepiness, headache, nocturnal enuresis, poor school performance and attention deficit and bruxism in subjects that present mouth breathing according to the following diagnosis: allergic rhinitis, adenoidal hyperplasia and adenotonsillar hyperplasia. STUDY DESIGN: Transversal cohort study. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This is a prospective study of 142 patients from 2 to 16 years old. After ENT evaluation, patients were classified in 3 groups according to the following diagnosis: allergic rhinitis, adenoidal hyperplasia, adenotonsillar hyperplasia. Parents and caregivers answered a questionnaire about night symptoms in order to describe the presence of sleep apnea and specific questions about: morning headaches, school performance and attention deficit, daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, nocturnal enuresis and bruxism. RESULTS: Mouth breathing is common in boys. Children with adenotonsillar hyperplasia are younger and present more snoring and sleep apnea. They present also poor school performance, bruxism, nocturnal enuresis and restless sleep, which are correlated to sleep apnea, differing from the allergic rhinitis group. Significant findings of daytime sleepiness and morning headaches were not found. CONCLUSION: Bruxism, enuresis, restless sleep and poor school performance are related to sleep apnea and more frequent in subjects with adenotonsillar hyperplasia. The investigation of sleep apnea in children with mouth breathing is mandatory, as well as the determination of its cause.

  8. Oral breathing: new early treatment protocol

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    Gloria Denotti

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Oral breathing is a respiratory dysfunction that affects approximately 10-15% of child population. It is responsable of local effects and systemic effects, both immediate and long-term. They affect the growth of the subject and his physical health in many ways: pediatric, psycho-behavioral and cognitive. The etiology is multifactorial. It’s important the establishment of a vicious circle involving more areas and it is essential to stop it as soon as possible. In order to correct this anomaly, the pediatric dentist must be able to make a correct diagnosis to treat early the disfunction and to avoid the onset of cascade mechanisms. Who plays a central role is the pediatrician who first and frequently come into contact with little patients. He can identify the anomalies, and therefore collaborate with other specialists, including the dentist. The key aspect that guides us in the diagnosis, and allows us to identify the oral respirator, is the “adenoid facies”. The purpose of the study is to highlight the importance and benefits of an early and multidisciplinary intervention (pediatric, orthopedic-orthodontic-functional. A sample of 20 patients was selected with the following inclusion criteria: mouth breathing, transverse discrepancy > 4 mm, early mixed dentition, central and lateral permenent incisors, overjet increased, lip and nasal incompetence, snoring and/or sleep apnea episodes. The protocol of intervention includes the use of the following devices and procedures: a maxillary rapid expander (to correct the transverse discrepancy, to increase the amplitude of the upper respiratory airway and to reduce nasal resistances tract in association with myo-functional devices (nasal stimulator and oral obturator. They allow the reconstruction of a physiological balance between the perioral musculature and tongue, the acquisition of nasal and lips competence and the reduction of overjet. This protocol speeds up and stabilizes the results. The control of the muscles during the growth phase is important: muscular forces influence the direction of facial growth.

  9. Otolaryngological and head and neck manifestations in HIV-infected patients seen at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa

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    M, Tshifularo; L, Govender; G, Monama.

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest incidence of HIV infection. According to recent census statistics, 5.6 million people in South Africa (SA) are HIV-positive, the highest number of infected individuals worldwide. Over 80% of HIV-infected individuals will present with ear, nose and throa [...] t (ENT) manifestations. Previous studies show that oral diseases seem to be the most common ENT-related manifestation, reported in about 40 - 50% of HIV-infected patients. In SA, there is lack of local information regarding the otolaryngological and head and neck manifestations in HIV-infected individuals. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain our local trends of ENT and head and neck manifestations in HIV-infected patients seen at our specialised ENT-HIV Clinic, Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, SA. METHODS: A 1-year prospective study involving 153 HIV-infected patients was conducted in the clinic from January to December 2011. Patient history was taken and examinations were performed based on the World Health Organization (WHO) HIV/AIDS classification system. Data analysis was performed using Epi Info 7 software. RESULTS: The most common manifestations were adenoid hypertrophy/hyperplasia followed by cervical lymphadenopathy, chronic suppurative otitis media, otitis media with effusion and sensory-neural hearing loss. CONCLUSION: Patients typically presented with early manifestations during symptomatic WHO stages I and II in contrast to results reported in similar developing world studies from Iran, Nigeria and India. A possible explanation may lie in the SA government HIV Counselling and Testing campaign and the antiretroviral rollout programme, the effectiveness of which is becoming evident.

  10. Cancer of the external auditory canal

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    Nyrop, Mette; GrØntved, Aksel

    2002-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of surgery for cancer of the external auditory canal and relate this to the Pittsburgh staging system used both on squamous cell carcinoma and non-squamous cell carcinoma. DESIGN: Retrospective case series of all patients who had surgery between 1979 and 2000. Median follow-up was 47 months (range, 2-148 months). Data on age, sex, symptoms, TNM status, histopathological diagnosis, surgery, adjunctive therapy, sequelae, recurrence, and status at follow-up were obtained. SETTING: An ear, nose, and throat department in an ambulatory and hospitalized care center. PATIENTS: Ten women and 10 men with previously untreated primary cancer. Median age at diagnosis was 67 years (range, 31-87 years). Survival data included 18 patients with at least 2 years of follow-up or recurrence. INTERVENTION: Local canal resection or partial temporal bone resection. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Recurrence rate. RESULTS: Half of the patients had squamous cell carcinoma. Thirteen of the patients had stage Itumor (65%), 2 had stage II (10%), 2 had stage III (10%), and 3 had stage IV tumor (15%). Twelve patients were cured. All patients with stage I or II cancers were cured except 1 with adenoid cystic carcinoma. No patients with stage III or IV cancer were cured. All recurrences developed in patients with incompletely resected tumors. CONCLUSIONS: The outcome was related to the stage of disease, suggesting that the Pittsburgh staging system is useful also in patients with non-squamous cell carcinoma. Patients with early cancer benefited from a less aggressive surgical approach, while survival was poor in patients with advanced cancer with incompletely resected tumors despite adjuvant radiotherapy.

  11. The results of gamma knife radiosurgery for malignant skull base tumors

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    The results of gamma knife radiosurgery for malignant skull base tumors were analyzed using repeated magnetic resonance imagings and neurological examinations. Nineteen malignant skull base tumors were treated and followed up for 22.3 months (5-40 months) using MR imagings. The mean age was 54.4 years old (ranging from 16-85). Ten were male and 9 were female. Prior to the radiosurgery, removal of the tumors in 17 cases, conventional radiation therapy in 7, and chemotherapy in 4 etc. were performed. The pathological diagnoses were chordoma in 6 patients, metastatic tumors in 5, epipharyngeal carcinoma in 2, adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2, and others in 4. The locations of tumors were clivus in 8, parasellar region in 5, epipharynx in 2, paranasal sinus in 2, C-P angle in 1, and intraorbital region in 1 (14 intracranial and 5 extracranial). The mean diameter of the tumor was 33.5 mm. The mean maximum dose was 26.8 Gy and the mean marginal dose was 12.9 Gy during treatment. Repeated MR imagings revealed decrease of tumor size in 12 cases, showing no change in 1, and increase of tumor size in 5 (unknown in 1). Follow-up neurological examinations showed improvement in 3 patients, no change in 9, and deterioration in 7. There were 11 deaths during a mean follow-up period of 17.8 months (5-32 months) and another 8 cases are alive for a mean follow-up of 30.5 months (20-40 months) after the radiosurgery. Although the tumor size was large at the time of treatment, the results of gamma knife radiosurgery were promising. Considering the quality of life of patients with malignant skull base tumors, it is emphasized that gamma knife treatment is the method of choice compared with radical removal of the tumors. (author)

  12. Tyrosine-kinase inhibition results in EGFR clustering at focal adhesions and consequent exocytosis in uPAR down-regulated cells of Head and Neck cancers

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    Fotovati Abbas

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Antisense (AS induced down-regulation of uPAR in ACCS adenoid-cyctic carcinoma cells decreased the cellular adhesion and invasion on various extracellular matrices. Additionally, ACCS-AS cells showed an increased EGFR expression and other behavioral similarities to NA-SCC, a typical highly proliferative but less invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC cell line of the head and neck. ACCS, ACCS-AS and NA-SCC cells were used to elucidate the relationships between uPAR down-regulation and EGFR inhibition. Results Tyrosine kinase inhibitor Gefitinib (IRESSA, ZD 1839 significantly reduced the chemotactic cell migration and adhesion. This was associated with reduced EGFR and ERK activation. In addition, anti-proliferative effect of gefitinib in uPAR down-regulated ACCS-AS was significantly higher than parental ACCS, to levels comparable to gefitinib-sensitive NA-SCC cells. This was evidenced by both reduced dosage and duration of treatment. Furthermore, time-lapse videography showed that treatment with gefitinib was also associated with cell rounding and loss of pseudopodia, mostly in ACCS-AS rather than parental ACCS cells. There were also evidences of formation and exocytosis of vacuole-like structures in ACCS-AS, as well as NA-SCC, but not in parental ACCS cells. Interestingly, immunocytochemistry showed that the exocytotic vacuoles actually contained de-activated EGFR. Conclusion Our results suggested that down-regulation of uPAR affected the fate of EGFR in high EGFR expressing cells. Furthermore, combining the uPAR down-regulation with EGFR inhibition showed a synergistic anti-tumor effect and might provide an alternative method to increase anti-proliferative effect of tyrosine kinase inhibitors with lower doses and duration to reduce their side effects during cancer control.

  13. Expandable metallic stents in the palliative treatment of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis

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    The purpose of this study is to report the outcome of using expandable metallic stent in the management of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis with dyspnea. Under fluoroscopic and bronchoscopic guidance, seven patients with malignant airway stenosis were treated with ten expandable metallic stents. The cause of stenosis was metastasis from esophageal cancer in five patients, recurrent adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea in one, and primary lung cancer in one. The major sites of obstruction were the trachea in four patients, the left main bronchus in one, the trachea and left main bronchus in one, and the trachea and both bronchi in one. Chest radiography (n=7), bronchoscopy (n=5), pulmonary function test (PFT)(n=3), and spirometry(n=1) were performed before and after stent placement. In all seven patients, the stent was successfully placed at the lesion sites and dyspnea began to improve immediately. After the procedure, chest radiography and bronchoscopy showed an increase in airway diameter. After the procedure, chest radiography and bronchoscopy showed an increase in airway diameter. After stent placement, forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) improved 53% and 56%, respectively. Peak flow velocity also changed from 46 L/min to 200 L/min. During median follow-up of 67 (41-1565) days, one stent migration occurred. In one patient, proximal tumor overgrowth occurred, and in one, tumor ingrowth was treated with balloon dilatation. For in the palliative treatment of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis with dyspnea, placement of expandable metal stents is safe and effective. (author). 21 refs., 1 tabs., 3 figs

  14. Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in a patient with retrosternal goiter: a case report

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    Full text: Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with a large number of predisposing factors (obesity, nasal obstruction, adenoid hypertrophy, macroglossia etc.). In addition to these factors goiter and hypothyroidism have been reported to be associated with OSAS. Objectives and tasks: In our case with retrosternal goiter, values of OSAS before and after thyroidectomy were shown. Materials and methods: Seventy-two years old, BMI: 26,8 kg/m2, female patient was admitted our hospital because of complaints to stop breathing during sleep, snoring, morning headache and daytime drowsiness. Results: Thorax CT and ultrasonography of thyroid shown retrosternal goiter and left tracheal deviation. Severe OSAS was diagnosed by polysomnography (PSG). Thyroid function tests were normal. Apneahypopnea index (AHI) was 63,1/h. Patients was performed 7 cm H2O nasal continuous positive airway pressure (gvrnCPAP). AHI was 11,4/h under nCPAP. One month after OSAS diagnosis the patient underwent thyroidectomy operation. Pathological examination was reported as multinodular GOITER. In postoperative period CPAP treatment couldn't continue, because patient was not compliant. In postoperative 8-th weeks, PSG was performed; AHI was 34,8/h. The patient's weight and BMI didn't change. Conclusion: In our case, despite absence of continued CPAP treatment after thyroidectomy, symptoms and PSG values improved partially. As a result of these findings, especially, compression of upper airway and deterioration of venous circulation of patients with large goiter may lead to an increase in OSAS symptoms. During patients with OSAS are treated with CPAP, goiter needs to be investigated

  15. Measurement of annexin V uptake and lactadherin labeling for the quantification of apoptosis in adherent Tca8113 and ACC-2 cells

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    T. Hu

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Phosphatidylserine (PS exposure occurs during the cell death program and fluorescein-labeled lactadherin permits the detection of PS exposure earlier than annexin V in suspended cell lines. Adherent cell lines were studied for this apoptosis-associated phenomenon to determine if PS probing methods are reliable because specific membrane damage may occur during harvesting. Apoptosis was induced in the human tongue squamous carcinoma cell line (Tca8113 and the adenoid cystic carcinoma cell line (ACC-2 by arsenic trioxide. Cells were harvested with a modified procedure and labeled with lactadherin and/or annexin V. PS exposure was localized by confocal microscopy and apoptosis was quantified by flow cytometry. The detachment procedure without trypsinization did not induce cell damage. In competition binding experiments, phospholipid vesicles competed for more than 95 and 90% of lactadherin but only about 75 and 70% of annexin V binding to Tca8113 and ACC-2 cells. These data indicate that PS exposure occurs in three stages during the cell death program and that fluorescein-labeled lactadherin permitted the detection of early PS exposure. A similar pattern of PS exposure has been observed in two malignant cell lines with different adherence, suggesting that this pattern of PS exposure is common in adherent cells. Both lactadherin and annexin V could be used in adherent Tca8113 and ACC-2 cell lines when an appropriate harvesting procedure was used. Lactadherin is more sensitive than annexin V for the detection of PS exposure as the physical structure of PS in these blebs and condensed apoptotic cell surface may be more conducive to binding lactadherin than annexin V.

  16. IMRT reirradiation with concurrent cetuximab immunotherapy in recurrent head and neck cancer

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    Zwicker, Felix; Roeder, Falk; Thieke, Christian; Timke, Carmen; Huber, Peter E. [Heidelberg Univ. (Germany). Dept. of Radiation Oncology; Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg (Germany). Div. of Radiation Oncology; Muenter, Marc W.; Debus, Juergen [Heidelberg Univ. (Germany). Dept. of Radiation Oncology

    2011-01-15

    Purpose: In this retrospective investigation, the outcome and toxicity after reirradiation with concurrent cetuximab immunotherapy of recurrent head and neck cancer (HNC) in patients who had contraindications to platinum-based chemotherapy were analyzed. Materials and Methods: Ten patients with locally advanced recurrent HNC were retrospectively evaluated. In 9 cases, histology was squamous cell carcinoma, in one case adenoid cystic carcinoma. External beam radiotherapy was part of the initial treatment in all cases. Reirradiation was carried out using step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with a median dose of 50.4 Gy. Cetuximab was applied as loading dose (400 mg/m{sup 2}) 1 week prior to reirradiation and then weekly concurrently with radiotherapy (250 mg/m{sup 2}). Results: The median overall survival time after initiation of reirradiation was 7 months; the 1-year overall survival (OS) rate was 40%. Local failure was found in 3 patients, resulting in a 1-year local control (LC) rate of 61%. The 1-year locoregional control (LRC) rate was 44%, while the 1-year distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) was 75%. Acute hematological toxicity was not observed in the group. Severe acute toxicity included one fatal infield arterial bleeding and one flap necrosis. Severe late toxicities were noted in 2 patients: fibrosis of the temporomandibular joint in 1 patient and stenosis of the cervical esophagus in another. Conclusions: IMRT reirradiation with concurrent cetuximab immunotherapy in recurrent HNC is feasible with acceptable acute toxicity. Further investigations are necessary to determine the clinical role of this therapy concept. (orig.)

  17. Cimetidine inhibits salivary gland tumor cell adhesion to neural cells and induces apoptosis by blocking NCAM expression

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    Cimetidine, a histamine type-2 receptor antagonist, has been reported to inhibit the growth of glandular tumors such as colorectal cancer, however the mechanism of action underlying this effect is unknown. Adenoid cystic carcinoma is well known as a malignant salivary gland tumor which preferentially invades neural tissues. We demonstrated previously that human salivary gland tumor (HSG) cells spontaneously express neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), that HSG cell proliferation may be controlled via a homophilic (NCAM-NCAM) binding mechanism and that NCAM may be associated with perineural invasion by malignant salivary gland tumors. We further demonstrated that cimetidine inhibited NCAM expression and induced apoptosis in HSG cells. Here, we investigated the effects of cimetidine on growth and perineural/neural invasion of salivary gland tumor cells. In this study, we have examined the effect of cimetidine on cancer cell adhesion to neural cells in vitro, one of the critical steps of cancer invasion and metastasis. We have also used an in vivo carcinogenesis model to confirm the effect of cimetidine. We have demonstrated for the first time that cimetidine can block the adhesion of HSG cells to neural cell monolayers and that it can also induce significant apoptosis in the tumor mass in a nude mouse model. We also demonstrated that these apoptotic effects of cimetidine might occur through down-regulation of the cell surface expression of NCAM on HSG cells. Cimetidine-mediated down-regulation of NCAM involved suppression of the nuclear translocation of NF-?B, a transcriptional activator of NCAM gene expression. These findings suggest that growth and perineural/neural invasion of salivary gland tumors can be blocked by administration of cimetidine via induction of apoptosis and in which NCAM plays a role

  18. Fluorine 18 FDG coincidence positron emission tomography using dual-head gamma camera in the follow-up of patient with head and neck cancers

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    Pai, M. S.; Park, C. H.; Koh, J. H.; Suh, J. H.; Joh, C. W.; Yoon, S. N.; Kim, S.; Hwang, K. H. [College of Medicine, Ajou Univ., Suwon (Korea, Republic of)

    1999-07-01

    Metabolic imaging with F-18-FDG has diagnostic potential to detect residual malignancy as well as the involvement of lymph node after or during the treatment, but it is not widely available because of high cost of PET operation. The alternative method to use F-18-FDG has been developed the coincident PET (CoDe PET) using gamma camera. Purpose is to evaluate the clinical usefulness of the F-18-FDG CoDe PET using gamma camera in differentiating residual/recurrent disease from post-therapy changes in patients with head and neck cancer. 55 cases F-18-FDG CoDe PET studies in 32 patients (Age : 25-79, mean : 50 13, M/F : 23/9) after therapy with various head and neck cancers were performed (11 undifferentiated carcinoma, 10 squamous cell carcinoma, 9 malignant lymphoma, 1 adenoid cystic cancer, 1 Ewing sarcoma). All patients were in the fasting stage for 6-12 hours and injected 3-10mCi of F-18-FDG 1 hour before the imaging. Images were obtained for 30 min (3 min per one rotation) with 20% photopeak window and 20% compton scatter window and reconstructed after filtered with METS filter. Attenuation correction was not done. Any visually detectable FDG uptake in the head and neck except the physiologic uptake were considered positive. All findings were validated either by biopsy or by clinical follow-up and compared with corresponding CT/MRI findings. Ten of eleven cases with residual disease and 41 of 44 cases which remained relapse free were correctly identified by CoDe PET. CoDe PET assessed nine more relapse free cases, in which CT/MRI were specificity (93%). FDG CoDe PET was especially helpful in patients with residual abnormalities noted on radiological imaging. F-18-FDG CoDe PET is a useful method for follow-up after the initial therapy in patients with head and neck cancers.

  19. Correlation of preoperative sinusitis patients' characteristics with final diagnostic findings.

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    Razmpa, Ebrahim; Saedi, Babak; Dostee, Amin; Ordobadee, Mohsen

    2013-01-01

    Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common disease which is usually diagnosed clinically, considering the combination of natural history, physical examination and imaging studies. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of routine postoperative histopathologic examination (POHE) in patients with a clinical diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis with polyposis (CRSWP), or without polyposis (CRSWOP One hundred of patients with clinically approved CRSWP and CRSWOP were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent complete physical examination, scoring paranasal sinuses involvement by Lund-Mackay (LM) CT scoring scale, determining the extent of polyposis by Stumberger's endoscopic classification, and assessing health related quality of life by Sinonasal Test 22 (SNOT22) questionnaire. After FESS, histopathologic results were compared with preoperative clinical diagnosis. Among our patients, 65% were male, and the rest of them were female. Also, 66% of them suffered from CRSWP, and the rest of them were CRSWOP. LM CT score and SNOT22 score was 36.62±12, 17.11±6, and 43.62±20 respectively. Only in one of patients with CRSWP, POHE was other than what was expected preoperatively (adenoid cystic carcinoma). In all other cases,  POHE was well correlated with preoperative clinical diagnosis. HRQOL was better in males, absence of septal deviation and CRSWOP (P<0.05). Para nasal sinuses involvement in preoperative CT was more severe in the presence of eosinophil in POHE (P=0.008) and in patients with class 3 Stumberger's classification (P<0.001). This study suggested preoperative clinical diagnosis of CRS considering the combination of natural history, physical examination and imaging studies can be accurate, and POHE is indicated only in suspicious cases. PMID:24026988

  20. Prevalence of Dental Occlusal Patterns and Their Association with Obstractive Upper Airway Diseases in Primary School Children, Isfahan, Iran

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    SM Sonbolestan

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Teeth, apart from their physiologic function, play an important role in general appearance of indivduals. Therefore any disorder in their growth and evolution, will cause psychologic, social and even economic problems for the person. This observational cross- sectional study aimed to investigate relationship between dental occlusal patterns and obstructive nasal-upper airway- diseases. Methods: This study was perfromed in schools of No.4 Education at district of Isfahan in educational year 1381-82 between 607 students (277 male, 330 female aged 9-12 years old. Results of accurate ENT and dentistry physical examination were registered and analyzed using SPSS software and Chi-square and Mantel - Hanzel test. Results: With increasing age, The frequency of abnormal occlusal patterns increases (from 45.5% to 68.2% in males and 25.8% to 48.5% in females, p=0.015. The increasing in degree of palatal tonsilar hypertrophy was related to higher frequency of abnormal occlusal patterns (36.7% in +1 tonsilar hypertrophy, and 70% in +4 tonsilar hypertrophy, p=0.02. Also, history of frequent common colds, and history of previous nasal fractures were related with abnormal patterns [58.9% (p=0.032, and 83.4% (p= 0.043%, respectively].Five other parameters including sinusitis, hypertrophy of nasal turbinates, rhinitis, nasal polyposis and nasal septal deviation were not associated with abnormal occlusal patterns (p>0.1. Conclusion: Some of obstructive upper airwacy diseases are related with abnormal dental occlusal patterns. These parameters can be simply diagnosed, treated or prevented. Key words: dental occlusion, malocclusion, obstructive nasal disorders, nasal turbinates, adenoid, rhinitis, tonsillectomy, open mouth breathing

  1. Role of Scintigraphy with Technetium-99m Depreotide in the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Suspected Lung Cancer

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    Axelsson, R.; Herlin, G.; Baaaath, M.; Aspelin, P.; Koelbeck, K.G. (Div. of Radiology, Dept. of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), and Div. of Pulmonary Medicine and Allergology, Dept. of Medicine, Karolinska Inst., Stockholm (Sweden))

    2008-04-15

    Background: In Sweden, there are over 3000 new lung cancer cases every year. There are still numerous patients with undetermined lesions after routine diagnostic evaluation by clinical examination, chest radiography, computed tomography (CT) of the thorax, and bronchoscopy. An appropriate method for further diagnostic workup is therefore needed. Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic value of the somatostatin analogue depreotide in patients with suspected lung cancer, and to determine in which clinical settings it would be beneficial to use 99mTc-depreotide scintigraphy. Material and Methods: We included 99 consecutive patients referred to our hospital with suspected lung cancer. A clinical examination, bronchoscopy, chest radiography, CT of the thorax and upper abdomen, and scintigraphy were done. Scintigraphy was performed after injection of 740 MBq 99mTc depreotide with tomographical imaging of the thorax and whole-body scanning. The diagnostic outcome of the scintigrams was compared to CT, using morphology or clinical outcome as the endpoint. Results: 99mTc-depreotide uptake was found in 62 out of 66 malignancies, including 57 of 58 primary lung cancer cases. Two cases of lung metastasis (one from a colon cancer and one from an adenoid cystic carcinoma originating in the palate) and one rib chondrosarcoma did not show depreotide uptake. There were 33 patients with benign lesions, of whom 16 displayed false-positive 99mTc-depreotide uptake, whereof 11 were pneumonias. Tc-99m-depreotide uptake was absent in 17 patients with benign lesions, including all 10 hamartomas. The sensitivity in detecting malignancy was 94%, and in detecting lung cancer 98%. The specificity was calculated based on two sets of data. When all cases were used, the specificity was 52%. If the 12 pneumonias are excluded, the specificity was 77%. Conclusion: 99mTc-depreotide scintigraphy has a high sensitivity in detecting lung cancer. The method is useful in decision-making with respect to surgery

  2. Measurement of annexin V uptake and lactadherin labeling for the quantification of apoptosis in adherent Tca8113 and ACC-2 cells

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    T., Hu; J., Shi; X., Jiao; J., Zhou; X., Yin.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure occurs during the cell death program and fluorescein-labeled lactadherin permits the detection of PS exposure earlier than annexin V in suspended cell lines. Adherent cell lines were studied for this apoptosis-associated phenomenon to determine if PS probing methods [...] are reliable because specific membrane damage may occur during harvesting. Apoptosis was induced in the human tongue squamous carcinoma cell line (Tca8113) and the adenoid cystic carcinoma cell line (ACC-2) by arsenic trioxide. Cells were harvested with a modified procedure and labeled with lactadherin and/or annexin V. PS exposure was localized by confocal microscopy and apoptosis was quantified by flow cytometry. The detachment procedure without trypsinization did not induce cell damage. In competition binding experiments, phospholipid vesicles competed for more than 95 and 90% of lactadherin but only about 75 and 70% of annexin V binding to Tca8113 and ACC-2 cells. These data indicate that PS exposure occurs in three stages during the cell death program and that fluorescein-labeled lactadherin permitted the detection of early PS exposure. A similar pattern of PS exposure has been observed in two malignant cell lines with different adherence, suggesting that this pattern of PS exposure is common in adherent cells. Both lactadherin and annexin V could be used in adherent Tca8113 and ACC-2 cell lines when an appropriate harvesting procedure was used. Lactadherin is more sensitive than annexin V for the detection of PS exposure as the physical structure of PS in these blebs and condensed apoptotic cell surface may be more conducive to binding lactadherin than annexin V.

  3. Secretory immunity with special reference to the oral cavity

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    Per Brandtzaeg

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The two principal antibody classes present in saliva are secretory IgA (SIgA and IgG; the former is produced as dimeric IgA by local plasma cells (PCs in the stroma of salivary glands and is transported through secretory epithelia by the polymeric Ig receptor (pIgR, also named membrane secretory component (SC. Most IgG in saliva is derived from the blood circulation by passive leakage mainly via gingival crevicular epithelium, although some may be locally produced in the gingiva or salivary glands. Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT and nasopharynx-associated lymphoid tissue (NALT do not contribute equally to the pool of memory/effector B cells differentiating to mucosal PCs throughout the body. Thus, enteric immunostimulation may not be the best way to activate the production of salivary IgA antibodies although the level of specific SIgA in saliva may still reflect an intestinal immune response after enteric immunization. It remains unknown whether the IgA response in submandibular/sublingual glands is better related to B-cell induction in GALT than the parotid response. Such disparity is suggested by the levels of IgA in submandibular secretions of AIDS patients, paralleling their highly upregulated intestinal IgA system, while the parotid IgA level is decreased. Parotid SIgA could more consistently be linked to immune induction in palatine tonsils/adenoids (human NALT and cervical lymph nodes, as supported by the homing molecule profile observed after immune induction at these sites. Several other variables influence the levels of antibodies in salivary secretions. These include difficulties with reproducibility and standardization of immunoassays, the impact of flow rate, acute or chronic stress, protein loss during sample handling, and uncontrolled admixture of serum-derived IgG and monomeric IgA. Despite these problems, saliva is an easily accessible biological fluid with interesting scientific and clinical potentials.

  4. Treatment of pediatric patients and young adults with particle therapy at the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center (HIT: establishment of workflow and initial clinical data

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    Combs Stephanie E

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To report on establishment of workflow and clinical results of particle therapy at the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center. Materials and methods We treated 36 pediatric patients (aged 21 or younger with particle therapy at HIT. Median age was 12 years (range 2-21 years, five patients (14% were younger than 5 years of age. Indications included pilocytic astrocytoma, parameningeal and orbital rhabdomyosarcoma, skull base and cervical chordoma, osteosarcoma and adenoid-cystic carcinoma (ACC, as well as one patient with an angiofibroma of the nasopharynx. For the treatment of small children, an anesthesia unit at HIT was established in cooperation with the Department of Anesthesiology. Results Treatment concepts depended on tumor type, staging, age of the patient, as well as availability of specific study protocols. In all patients, particle radiotherapy was well tolerated and no interruptions due to toxicity had to be undertaken. During follow-up, only mild toxicites were observed. Only one patient died of tumor progression: Carbon ion radiotherapy was performed as an individual treatment approach in a child with a skull base recurrence of the previously irradiated rhabdomyosarcoma. Besides this patient, tumor recurrence was observed in two additional patients. Conclusion Clinical protocols have been generated to evaluate the real potential of particle therapy, also with respect to carbon ions in distinct pediatric patient populations. The strong cooperation between the pediatric department and the department of radiation oncology enable an interdisciplinary treatment and stream-lined workflow and acceptance of the treatment for the patients and their parents.

  5. Relationship between nasolaryngoscopic findings and pH probe esophageal monitoring in children with clinical manifestations of extra-esophageal reflux

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    Oliveira, Neide Fatima Cordeiro Diniz

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The gastroesophageal reflux diagnosis, mainly in patients with atypical manifestations, has been receiving increasing importance. Objective: To relate the nasolaryngoscopic findings with prolonged pH probe esophageal monitoring in children with clinical manifestations of extra-esophageal reflux. Method: Transversal prospective clinical study, in which we evaluated 44 children from one to 12 years old, of both genders, by means of nasolaryngoscopy. All were submitted to pH probe monitoring for research of hidden reflux due to cases of otitis, sinusitis, asthma, laryngitis and/or dysphonia in the last 12 months. Results: Out of 44 children, 15 (34% presented with normal pH monitoring and 29 (66% with altered monitoring. Out of 29 with altered pH monitoring, 19 (65.5% were boys and 10 (34.5% were girls. There was no statistically significant difference between gender and the positive results of pH monitoring, in spite of a discreet predominance of occurrence in the male population. All children had smaller adenoids than 75% of the cavity of concha aerial column. Six presented with purulent secretion in nasal cavity. Eight (18% had nodes in vocal cords and five (11% of whom had an altered pH monitoring and three (7% of whom were normal. We found at least one alteration upon nasolaryngoscopy in 80% of the 15 children with normal pH monitoring and in 89.7% of the 29 who had an altered pH monitoring. Conclusion: The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux in children with recurrent respiratory and otorhinolaryngological affections was high. However, the data obtained didn't show any statistically significant difference (p<0.05 among the nasolaryngoscopic findings, associated or not with gastroesophageal reflux, confirmed by pH monitoring. Therefore, no relationship was found between the pathological gastric acid reflux and nasolaryngoscopic alterations.

  6. Multifield Optimization Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy for Head and Neck Tumors: A Translation to Practice

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    Background: We report the first clinical experience and toxicity of multifield optimization (MFO) intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) for patients with head and neck tumors. Methods and Materials: Fifteen consecutive patients with head and neck cancer underwent MFO-IMPT with active scanning beam proton therapy. Patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) had comprehensive treatment extending from the base of the skull to the clavicle. The doses for chemoradiation therapy and radiation therapy alone were 70 Gy and 66 Gy, respectively. The robustness of each treatment plan was also analyzed to evaluate sensitivity to uncertainties associated with variations in patient setup and the effect of uncertainties with proton beam range in patients. Proton beam energies during treatment ranged from 72.5 to 221.8 MeV. Spot sizes varied depending on the beam energy and depth of the target, and the scanning nozzle delivered the spot scanning treatment “spot by spot” and “layer by layer.” Results: Ten patients presented with SCC and 5 with adenoid cystic carcinoma. All 15 patients were able to complete treatment with MFO-IMPT, with no need for treatment breaks and no hospitalizations. There were no treatment-related deaths, and with a median follow-up time of 28 months (range, 20-35 months), the overall clinical complete response rate was 93.3% (95% confidence interval, 68.1%-99.8%). Xerostomia occurred in all 15 patients as follows: grade 1 in 10 patients, grade 2 in 4 patients, and grade 3 in 1 patient. Mucositis within the planning target volumes was seen during the treatment of all patients: grade 1 in 1 patient, grade 2 in 8 patients, and grade 3 in 6 patients. No patient experienced grade 2 or higher anterior oral mucositis. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first clinical report of MFO-IMPT for head and neck tumors. Early clinical outcomes are encouraging and warrant further investigation of proton therapy in prospective clinical trials

  7. The Radiological Spectrum of Orbital Pathologies that Involve the Lacrimal Gland and the Lacrimal Fossa

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    CT and MRI are utilized to differentiate between different types of masses and to determine the extent of lesions involving the lacrimal gland and the fossa. In lacrimal gland epithelial tumors, benign pleomorphic adenomas are seen most commonly with a well defined benign appearance, and a malignant adenoid cystic carcinoma is seen with a typical invasive malignant appearance. However, a malignant myoepithelial carcinoma is seen with a benign looking appearance. Lymphomatous lesions of the lacrimal gland include a broad spectrum ranging from reactive hyperplasia to malignant lymphoma. These lesions can be very difficult to differentiate both radiologically and pathologically. Generally, lymphomas tend to occur in older patients. The developmental cystic lesions found in the lacrimal fossa such as dermoid and epidermoid cysts can be diagnosed when the cyst involves the superior temporal quadrant of the orbit and manifests as a nonenhancing cystic mass and, in case of a lipoma, it is diagnosed as a total fatty mass. However, masses of granulocytic sarcoma and xanthogranuloma, as well as vascular masses, such as a hemangiopericytoma, are difficult to diagnose correctly on the basis of preoperative imaging findings alone. Clinically, the lesions of the lacrimal gland and fossa are found as palpable masses in the superior lateral aspect of the orbit, and these lesions constitute about 5-13% of all of the orbital masses confirmed by biopsy. Many different pathological entities arise from the lacrimal gland and fossa, and as each of them requires a different therapeutic approach, the radiological characterization of each lesion is important. Approximately, half of the lacrimal gland masses are tumors of epithelial origin and the rest are lesions that arise from lymphoid or inflammatory diseases. Pseudotumors, metastatic masses and developmental cysts may also occur in the lacrimal fossa. This paper aims to discuss the radiologic findings of the lesions that are found in the lacrimal gland and fossa, and to aid physicians in the differential diagnoses of these various diseases

  8. Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy for Sinonasal Tumors: Ghent University Hospital Update

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    Purpose: To report the long-term outcome of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for sinonasal tumors. Methods and Materials: Between July 1998 and November 2006, 84 patients with sinonasal tumors were treated with IMRT to a median dose of 70 Gy in 35 fractions. Of the 84 patients, 73 had a primary tumor and 11 had local recurrence. The tumor histologic type was adenocarcinoma in 54, squamous cell carcinoma in 17, esthesioneuroblastoma in 9, and adenoid cystic carcinoma in 4. The tumors were located in the ethmoid sinus in 47, maxillary sinus in 19, nasal cavity in 16, and multiple sites in 2. Postoperative IMRT was performed in 75 patients and 9 patients received primary IMRT. Results: The median follow-up of living patients was 40 months (range, 8-106). The 5-year local control, overall survival, disease-specific survival, disease-free survival, and freedom from distant metastasis rate was 70.7%, 58.5%, 67%, 59.3%, and 82.2%, respectively. No difference was found in local control and survival between patients with primary or recurrent tumors. On multivariate analysis, invasion of the cribriform plate was significantly associated with lower local control (p = 0.0001) and overall survival (p = 0.0001). Local and distant recurrence was detected in 19 and 10 patients, respectively. Radiation-induced blindness was not observed. One patient developed Grade 3 radiation-induced retinopathy and neovascular glaucoma. Nonocular late radiation-induced toxicity comprised complete lacrimal duct stenosis in 1 patient and brain necrosis in 3 patients. Osteoradionecrosis of the maxilla and brain necrosis were detected in 1 of the 5 reirradiated patients. Conclusion: IMRT for sinonasal tumors provides low rates of radiation-induced toxicity without blindness with high local control and survival. IMRT could be considered as the treatment of choice

  9. Quality of life in patients submitted to surgical treatment for minor salivary gland neoplasms / Qualidade de vida em pacientes submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico para neoplasias de glândulas salivares menores

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    Sílvio Kenji, Hirota; Sibele Sarti, Penha; Carlos Neutzling, Lehn; Norberto Nobuo, Sugaya; Dante Antônio, Migliari.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo avaliar a qualidade de vida em pacientes submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico para neoplasias de glândulas salivares menores (NGSM). Doze pacientes (10 mulheres e 2 homens, idade média de 49,4 anos) com diagnóstico histopatológico de adenoma pleomórfico (AP, 3 casos), aden [...] ocarcinoma polimorfo de baixo grau de malignidade (APBG, 2 casos), carcinoma adenóide cístico (CAC, 4 casos), e carcinoma muco-epidermóide (CME, 3 casos) foram avaliados. Todos os pacientes foram tratados por excisão cirúrgica; pacientes com CAC receberam radioterapia complementar. A qualidade de vida dos pacientes foi avaliada através de um questionário de auto-avaliação referente ao bem-estar físico, estado emocional, atividades normais diárias, e relações familiares. Os resultados mostraram que os pacientes com CME - os mais jovens entre todos os pacientes - relataram uma piora significativamente maior em seu bem-estar físico e estado emocional após o tratamento quando comparados com pacientes tratados de AP (P Abstract in english This study was aimed at assessing the quality of life in patients submitted to surgical treatment for minor salivary gland neoplasms (MSGN). Twelve patients (10 women and 2 men, mean age: 49.4 years) with histopathologic diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma (PA, 3 cases), polymorphous low-grade adenocar [...] cinoma (PLGA, 2 cases), cystic adenoid carcinoma (CAC, 4 cases), and muco-epidermoid carcinoma (MEC, 3 cases) were evaluated. All of them were treated by surgical excision; patients with CAC received radiotherapy as well. The patients’ quality of life was evaluated through a self-administered questionnaire concerning their physical well-being, emotional status, normal daily activities, and family relationships. The results showed that patients with MEC - the youngest among all patients - reported a significantly greater worsening of their physical well-being and emotional status after treatment as compared with patients treated for PA (P

  10. Radiotherapy of tumors of the salivary glands

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    85% of 91 irradiated tumors were malign, 12% were pleomorphic adenomas and 3% were benign. 70% were primary tumors, 30% were relapses. Two thirds of all tumors were carcinomas. More than the half of the local irradiations were performed with cobalt 60, one third with accelerator, and the remaining ones with conventional or ultrahard X-rays. Focal dosages were 4000 to 6000 rd in 4 to 7 weeks. In the pleomorphic adenomas a high relapse rate was observed (3/11). These tumors should postoperatively receive a focal dosage of 5000 rd over a period of 5 to 6 weeks. 29 of the 43 postoperatively X-irradiated malign primary tumors reached the two-year-limit. In 10% advanced relapses occurred. If a tumor is removed of a healthy body, 5000 rd over 5 weeks will suffice as postoperative X-irradiation. When signs of particular malignity are apparent, the dosage is to be increased. The weekly dosage should range between 800 and 1000 rd. The results of primary irradiation were very bad. For inoperable tumors more than 6000 rd focal dosage will probably be required. In all cases of malign tumors the ipsilateral side of the neck should be irradiated as prophylactic measure, even if palpation does not indicate any suspectable lymphatic nodes. For this 5000 rd focal dosage should suffice. In 56% of all patients metastases were found. The survival rate of 5 years was 56% in pleomorphic adenomas, in carcinomas in total 24%, in adenoid cystic carcinomas alone 67%. Relapses show a significantly worse prognosis than primary tumours. For the postoperatively irradiated primary tumors the survival rate of 5 years was 48%, for the exclusively irradiated relapses only 17%. (orig./MG)

  11. Heavy charged particle therapy

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    A pilot study of heavy charged particles with heavy ion medical accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC) for advanced H and N cancer has been carried out from June 1994 at National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS). As of the beginning of August 1994, three patients were treated by 290 MeV carbon ions. The patients had adenocarcinoma of the cheek mucosa, squamous cell carcinoma of the ethmoid sinus and adenoid cystic carcinoma of the sublingual gland. Patients were immobilized by individual head coach and thermosplint facial shell. Individual collimators and bolus were also prepared for each ports. Dose fractionation for the initial pilot study group was 16.2 GyE/18 fractions/6 weeks, which would be equivalent to standard fractionation of 60.0 Gy/30 fractions/6 weeks with photons. This dose fractionation was considered to be 20% lesser than 75 GyE/37.5 fractions/7.5 weeks, which is estimated to be maximum tolerance dose for advanced H and N cancers. HIMAC worked well and there was no major trouble causing any treatment delay. Acute skin reactions of 3 patients were 2 cases of bright erythema with patchy moist desquamation and one of dull erythema, which were evaluated as equivalent reaction with irradiated dose. Acute mucosa reactions appeared to have lesser reaction than predicted mucositis. Tumor reactions of three patients were partial reaction (PR) at the end of treatment and nearly complete remission (CR) after 6 months of treatment. From October 1994, we started to treat patients with advanced H and N cancer with 10% high dose than previous dose. And new candidates of pilot study with non small cell lung cancer, brain tumor and carcinoma of the tongue were entered into pilot study. At the end of February 1995, a total of 21 patients were treated by carbon ions. (J.P.N.)

  12. Expandable metallic stents in the palliative treatment of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis

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    Park, Jong Woong; Jung, Gyoo Sik; Kim, Seong Min; Lee, Seung Ryong; Kim, Hyun Sook; Huh, Jin Do; Joh, Young Duk [Kosin Medical College, Pusan (Korea, Republic of)

    1998-05-01

    The purpose of this study is to report the outcome of using expandable metallic stent in the management of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis with dyspnea. Under fluoroscopic and bronchoscopic guidance, seven patients with malignant airway stenosis were treated with ten expandable metallic stents. The cause of stenosis was metastasis from esophageal cancer in five patients, recurrent adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea in one, and primary lung cancer in one. The major sites of obstruction were the trachea in four patients, the left main bronchus in one, the trachea and left main bronchus in one, and the trachea and both bronchi in one. Chest radiography (n=7), bronchoscopy (n=5), pulmonary function test (PFT)(n=3), and spirometry(n=1) were performed before and after stent placement. In all seven patients, the stent was successfully placed at the lesion sites and dyspnea began to improve immediately. After the procedure, chest radiography and bronchoscopy showed an increase in airway diameter. After the procedure, chest radiography and bronchoscopy showed an increase in airway diameter. After stent placement, forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) improved 53% and 56%, respectively. Peak flow velocity also changed from 46 L/min to 200 L/min. During median follow-up of 67 (41-1565) days, one stent migration occurred. In one patient, proximal tumor overgrowth occurred, and in one, tumor ingrowth was treated with balloon dilatation. For in the palliative treatment of malignant tracheobronchial stenosis with dyspnea, placement of expandable metal stents is safe and effective. (author). 21 refs., 1 tabs., 3 figs.

  13. Tumores malignos da cavidade nasal: avaliação por tomografia computadorizada / Malignant tumors of nasal cavity: computed tomography evaluation

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    Vinicius França de, Mendonça; Antonio Carlos Pires, Carvalho; Emilson, Freitas; Edson Mendes, Boasquevisque.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os aspectos tomográficos dos tumores malignos da cavidade nasal. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 18 pacientes - dez homens e oito mulheres - com tumor da cavidade nasal, os quais realizaram tomografia computadorizada da face. RESULTADOS: Dos tumores, seis eram casos de carcin [...] oma epidermóide, três melanomas, dois carcinomas adenóides císticos, um adenocarcinoma polimórfico de baixo grau, um carcinoma indiferenciado, um carcinoma neuroendócrino, um linfoma não-Hodgkin, um rabdomiossarcoma alveolar, um sarcoma fusocelular grau II e um estesioneuroblastoma. As lesões foram mais freqüentes (p > 0,05) no lado esquerdo e no andar médio. CONCLUSÃO: Os carcinomas epidermóides apresentam grau de destruição correspondente ao seu volume, semelhante aos tumores epidermóides de outros sítios. O septo nasal foi acometido de maneira diferente, de acordo com os tipos histológicos. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To review the computed tomography findings in patients with nasal cavity tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients - ten male and eight female - with nasal cavity tumors were studied using computed tomography. RESULTS: Histological types of the tumors included six epidermoid carcin [...] oma, three malignant melanoma, two adenoid cystic carcinoma, and one case of each of the following: adenocarcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, neuroendocrine carcinoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, fusiform cell sarcoma, and stesioneuroblastoma. The lesions were more frequent on the left side and middle level of the nasal cavity (p > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Epidermoid carcimomas showed a close relationship between the lesion volume and the degree of destruction of adjacent structures. Septum involvement was different depending on the histological type of the lesion.

  14. Monitoring proton radiation therapy with in-room PET imaging

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    Zhu Xuping; Ouyang Jinsong; El Fakhri, Georges [Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 (United States); Espana, Samuel; Daartz, Juliane; Liebsch, Norbert; Paganetti, Harald; Bortfeld, Thomas R, E-mail: elfakhri@pet.mgh.harvard.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114 (United States)

    2011-07-07

    We used a mobile positron emission tomography (PET) scanner positioned within the proton therapy treatment room to study the feasibility of proton range verification with an in-room, stand-alone PET system, and compared with off-line equivalent studies. Two subjects with adenoid cystic carcinoma were enrolled into a pilot study in which in-room PET scans were acquired in list-mode after a routine fractionated treatment session. The list-mode PET data were reconstructed with different time schemes to generate in-room short, in-room long and off-line equivalent (by skipping coincidences from the first 15 min during the list-mode reconstruction) PET images for comparison in activity distribution patterns. A phantom study was followed to evaluate the accuracy of range verification for different reconstruction time schemes quantitatively. The in-room PET has a higher sensitivity compared to the off-line modality so that the PET acquisition time can be greatly reduced from 30 to <5 min. Features in deep-site, soft-tissue regions were better retained with in-room short PET acquisitions because of the collection of {sup 15}O component and lower biological washout. For soft tissue-equivalent material, the distal fall-off edge of an in-room short acquisition is deeper compared to an off-line equivalent scan, indicating a better coverage of the high-dose end of the beam. In-room PET is a promising low cost, high sensitivity modality for the in vivo verification of proton therapy. Better accuracy in Monte Carlo predictions, especially for biological decay modeling, is necessary.

  15. Relação entre achados videonasolaringoscópicos e pH-metria esofágica em crianças com manifestações clínicas de refluxo extra-esofágico

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    Oliveira, Neide Fatima Cordeiro Diniz

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    Full Text Available Introdução: O diagnóstico de refluxo gastroesofágico, principalmente nos pacientes com manifestações atípicas, tem merecido crescente importância. Objetivo: Relacionar achados videonasolaringoscópicos à pH-metria esofágica prolongada, em crianças com manifestações clínicas de refluxo extra-esofágico. Método: Estudo clínico prospectivo transversal, onde foram avaliadas 44 crianças de um a 12 anos de ambos os gêneros, através da videonasolaringoscopia. Todas submetidas à pH-metria para pesquisa de refluxo oculto por terem apresentado episódios de otites, sinusites, asma, laringites e/ou disfonia nos últimos 12 meses. Resultados: Das 44 crianças, 15 (34% apresentaram pH-metria normal e 29 (66% alterada. Dentre as 29 com pH-metria alterada, 19 (65,5% eram meninos e 10 (34,5% meninas. Não houve diferença com significado estatístico entre gênero e positividade da pH-metria, apesar da discreta predominância de ocorrência na população masculina. Todas as crianças tinham adenoides menores que 75% da coluna aérea do cavum. Seis apresentaram secreção purulenta em cavidades nasal. Oito (18% tinham nódulos em pregas vocais, sendo que cinco (11% delas tinham pH-metria alterada e três (7% normal. Foi encontrado pelo menos uma alteração à videonasolaringoscopia em 80% das 15 crianças com pH-metria normal e em 89,7% das 29 que tinham pH-metria alterada. Conclusão: A prevalência da doença do refluxo gastroesofágico em crianças com afecções respiratórias e otorrinolaringológicas de repetição foi alta. Entretanto, os dados obtidos não demonstraram diferença com significância estatística (p< 0,05 entre os achados videonasolaringoscópicos, associados ou não ao refluxo gastroesofágico, comprovado por pH-metria. Portanto, não foi demonstrada relação entre refluxo gástrico ácido patológico e alterações videonasolaringoscópicas.

  16. K5/K14-positive cells contribute to salivary gland-like breast tumors with myoepithelial differentiation

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    Boecker, Werner; Stenman, Goeran

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    Salivary gland-like tumors of the breast show a great variety of architectural patterns and cellular differentiations such as glandular, myoepithelial, squamous, and even mesenchymal phenotypes. However, currently little is known about the evolution and cellular differentiation of these tumors. For that reason, we performed an in situ triple immunofluorescence lineage/differentiation tracing (isTILT) and qRT-PCR study of basal (K5/K14), glandular (K7/K8/18), and epidermal-specific squamous (K10) keratins, p63, and smooth muscle actin (SMA; myoepithelial marker) with the aim to construct and trace different cell lineages and define their cellular hierarchy in tumors with myoepithelial differentiation. isTILT analysis of a series of 28 breast, salivary, and lacrimal gland tumors, including pleomorphic adenomas (n=8), epithelial-myoepithelial tumors (n=9), and adenoid cystic carcinomas (n=11) revealed that all tumor types contained K5/K14-positive progenitor cells in varying frequencies from a few percent up to 15%. These K5/K14-positive tumor cells were found to differentiate to glandular- (K8/18-positive) and myoepithelial-lineage (SMA-positive)-specific cells and were also shown to generate various heterologeous cell differentiations such as squamous and mesenchymal progenies. p63 was co-expressed with K5/K14 in basal-like progenitor cells, myoepithelial, and squamous cells but not in glandular cells. Our results show that the corresponding counterpart tumors of breast and salivary/lacrimal glands have identical cellular compositions. Taken together, our isTILT and RNA-expression data indicate that look-alike tumors of the breast represent a special subgroup of basal-type tumors with benign or usually low malignant potential.

  17. Clinicopathological aspects of malignant salivary gland neoplasms - a study of 150 cases at AFIP, Rawalpindi (Pakistan)

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    To study the clinico pathological aspects of malignant salivary gland tumors, diagnosed at AFIP, Rawalpindi (Pakistan). Study Design: Descriptive study Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi from Jan 2005-Dec 2009. Patients and Methods: The study included all the cases diagnosed as malignant salivary gland tumors in the last five years. Records of all the tumors of head and neck region that presented during this period were analyzed and out of these clinico pathological features of malignant salivary gland tumors were studied. The data analysis included the age, gender, site of tumor and histopathological pattern. Results: A total of 18685 malignant tumors presented in the last five years. Out of these, malignant tumors of head and neck were 2165. Total malignant salivary gland tumors were found out to be 150 with an overall frequency of 0.8% and frequency in head and neck malignancies was found out to be 6.9%. The age ranged from 6-80 years (mean 48.02 + 1.23). Of these 150 cases, 58.7% were males and 41.3 were females with a male to female ratio of 1.4:1. The most common tumor seen was muco epidermoid carcinoma (49.3%) followed by adenoid cystic carcinoma (31.3%). A total of 48.7% of the tumors originated in minor salivary glands. Parotid gland was the second most commonly involved site (40.7%). Conclusion: Malignant salivary gland neoplasms are a common malignancy of head and neck region and their frequency is slightly more in our population. Almost half of the tumors originated in minor salivary glands and muco epidermoid carcinoma was the most common type of malignancy. (author)

  18. Comparação dos tratamentos do carcinoma espinocelular avançado do esofago pela teleterapia exclusiva e pela teleterapia associada à braquiterapia / Comparison of treatment using teletherapy (external beam radiation) alone versus teletherapy combined with brachytherapy for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

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    Renato, Samea; Laercio Gomes, Lourenço.

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    Full Text Available RACIONAL: O câncer do esôfago ainda constitui neoplasia de difícil tratamento e de prognóstico muito ruim. OBJETIVO: Comparar a resposta do tratamento exclusivo com teleterapia isolada versus teleterapia associada à braquiterapia endoluminal de doentes portadores de carcinoma espinocelular avançado [...] do esôfago. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 49 doentes portadores de carcinoma espinocelular avançado do esôfago médio em estádio clínico III (TNM). Os doentes foram divididos em dois grupos de doentes. O primeiro grupo foi submetido à teleterapia exclusiva com acelerador linear de partículas, dose média de 6000 cGy e o segundo à teleterapia na dose de 5040 cGy associada à braquiterapia endoluminal com Iridium 192 na dose de 1500 cGy. A braquiterapia foi iniciada uma a duas semanas após o término da teleterapia e dividida em três aplicações semanais de 500 cGy. Foram avaliadas as variáveis idade, sexo, raça, hábitos (tabagismo e etilismo), índice de massa corpórea (IMC), complicações com o tratamento, benefícios (melhora da dor e satisfação alimentar) e sobrevivência. RESULTADOS: Os resultados quanto a qualidade de vida (satisfação alimentar, paliação da disfagia e dor) foram melhores no grupo submetido à teleterapia associada a braquiterapia. A sobrevivência foi maior no grupo de teleterapia associada a braquiterapia. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar do índice de cura do câncer espinocelular do esôfago ser quase nulo quando tratado com irradiação isolada, esta terapêutica constitui-se em uma forma de tratamento paliativo para grande parte dos doentes em que existe contra-indicação cirúrgica. Abstract in english BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus is still a difficult tumor to treat with very poor prognosis. AIM: To compare the response to teletherapy treatment (external beam radiotherapy) alone versus teletherapy combined with brachytherapy for patients with advanced squamous cell carcinom [...] a of the esophagus. METHODS: Were studied 49 patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus on clinical stage III (TNM-1999). They were separated into two groups. The first, underwent radiation therapy alone with linear accelerator of particles, average dose of 6000 cGy and the second to external beam radiation therapy at a dose of 5040 cGy combined with brachytherapy with Iridium 192 at a dose of 1500 cGy. Brachytherapy started one to two weeks after the end of teletherapy, and it was divided into three weekly applications of 500 cGy. Age, gender, race, habits (smoking and drinking), body mass index (BMI), complications with treatment benefits (pain relief and food satisfaction) and survival were analyzed. RESULTS: The quality of life (food satisfaction, and pain palliation of dysphagia) were better in the group treated with external beam radiation therapy combined with brachytherapy. Survival was higher in the brachytherapy combined with external beam radiation therapy alone. CONCLUSION: Although the cure rate of squamous cell cancer of the esophagus is almost nil when treated with irradiation alone, this therapy is a form of palliative treatment for most patients in whom surgical contraindication exists.

  19. Curiethérapie dans le traitement palliatif du cancer de l’œsophage

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    Toulba, Ahmedou; Bakkali, Hanae; Boutayeb, Salwa; Kebdani, Tayeb; Ahid, Samir; Benjaafar, Noureddine

    2015-01-01

    Les patients atteints du cancer de l’œsophage ont souvent une maladie localement avancée, la dysphagie est le symptôme majeur chez la plupart de ces patients, plusieurs modalités thérapeutiques ont été utilisées pour améliorer cette dysphagie. Le but de ce travail est d’étudier l'efficacité et la tolérance de la curiethérapie haut débit de dose (HDR) endo-luminale dans le traitement palliatif des cancers de l’œsophage inopérable. Sur une période de 15 ans, l’étude a inclus les patients atteints de cancer de l’œsophage inopérable et/ou métastatique avec une dysphagie, sans extension à l'hypopharynx ou a la trachée et qui ont bénéficié d'une curiethérapie HDR avec ou sans radiothérapie externe à visée palliative. Au total 46 patients ont été inclus dans l’étude, 58,7% étaient des hommes, 42,2% avaient une dysphagie grade 2 et 37,8% étaient aphagiques, 78,6% des patients étaient performance satus PS 2, l'amaigrissement à été trouvé chez 81,4%, la localisation de la tumeur était surtout au niveau du tiers moyen et inférieur dans 97,8%, la hauteur médiane de la tumeur était de 7 cm (5,5-9), le carcinome épidermoïde était le type histologique le plus fréquent chez 31 patients (70,5%). Après un médiane de suivi de 5 mois, l'amélioration de la dysphagie a été retrouvée chez 76% des malades (p1]. L?incidence la plus élevée est observée dans certains pays notamment en Asie et en Afrique, et l?incidence dans les pays développés occidentaux est en augmentation [2]. Selon le registre du cancer de Rabat 2006-2008, le cancer de l’œsophage est rare et constitue 1,5% de tous les cancers chez l'homme [3]. Le taux de survie globale à 5 ans est de 8%, avec 80% des décès liés à l’évolution locale de la maladie [4]. Pour la minorité des patients avec une maladie localisée, le traitement par radiochimiothérapie concomitante avec ou sans chirurgie permet une amélioration de la survie [5]. Plus de 50% des patients atteints de cancer de l?œsophage ont une maladie inopérable au moment du diagnostic due à une tumeur localement avancée, des métastases ou un mauvais état général avec une médiane de survie globale de 2,5 à 9,9 mois [6]. La majorité de ces patients ont besoin de soins palliatifs pour soulager la dysphagie qui est présente chez plus de 70% des patients et qui est responsable d'une dégradation importante de la qualité de vie [7]. À l?heure actuelle, plusieurs modalités de prise en charge sont disponibles pour le traitement palliatif de cette dysphagie. Les options de traitement les plus couramment utilisées comprennent le placement de stent métallique [8–10], le traitement au laser [11], et la curiethérapie avec ou sans radiothérapie externe et ou éventuellement une chimiothérapie [12–15]. Une méta-analyse a conclu qu'il n'y a pas de supériorité claire de l'une des méthodes utilisées dans la palliation du cancer de l’œsophage, le choix de l'une de ces méthodes dépend de l'expérience du centre et de l’état du patient. Cette méta-analyse a aussi démontré que la pose d'une prothèse métallique expansible et la curiethérapie étaient les deux méthodes de référence, la première étant la plus rapide pour améliorer la dysphagie, mais la seconde constitue une réelle alternative pouvant améliorer la survie et la qualité de vie [16]. Un inconvénient du traitement au laser est la nécessité de répéter les séances afin d'obtenir

  20. Frecuencia de presentación de neoplasias en caninos del municipio San Miguel del Padrón, La Habana, Cuba / Frequency of neoplasm presentation in canines of the municipality of San Miguel del Padrón, Havana, Cuba

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    Mitchell, Torres González-Chávez; Breydis, Peraza González; Yolexis, Fabré Rodríguez; Juan Carlos, Rodríguez Aurrecochea; Lilibet, Calaña Seoane; Mario, Márquez Álvarez; Yendry, Zamora Montalvo; Juan Luís, Rubio García; Julio Alberto, Martín Romero; Claudia, Camacho Socarrás.

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se realizó con el objetivo de determinar la frecuencia de presentación de tumores en caninos del municipio San Miguel del Padrón, en la provincia La Habana, según el sexo, la edad, la raza y la localización. Los datos se obtuvieron de registros de consultas en una clínica veterin [...] aria de este municipio. El diagnóstico se realizó por la técnica de Biopsia por aspiración con aguja fina. De un total de 52 tumores analizados, los más frecuentes fueron los de localización genital (36,5%) y estadísticamente superiores (p£0,05) al resto de las neoplasias analizadas, seguido de los tumores mamarios (23,1%), las neoplasias cutáneas (17,3 %), los de la cavidad oral (9,6%) y otras localizaciones (13,5%). Las hembras resultaron las más afectadas (67,3%) al igual que los perros mestizos (38,5%). La edad promedio de los canes con neoplasias fue de 6,5 años y el rango etario más afectado el de 5 a 10 años (48,1%). Las neoplasias se presentaron con mayor porcentaje en caninos mestizos entre 5 y 10 años de edad y las hembras como el sexo más afectado. El tumor de transmisión venérea fue el tumor genital más frecuente en las hembras, mientras que en los machos el tumor de células de Sertoli, el carcinoma epidermoide, mastocitoma y el tumor de transmisión venérea se presentaron con igual frecuencia. Los tumores mamarios afectaron con mayor proporción las cuarta y quinta mamas izquierdas, mientras que los tumores que se presentaron en el tejido cutáneo fueron el carcinoma de células basales, el mastocitoma, el melanoma y el lipoma. Abstract in english This work was carried out in the municipality of San Miguel del Padrón (SMP) of the province of Havana with the objective of determining the frequency of presentation of tumors in canines according to their sex, age, race and tumor localization. The data were obtained from the consultation registrat [...] ions in a veterinary clinic of the municipality of SMP. For the diagnosis, the biopsy by aspiration with a fine needle was used. Of a total of 52 tumors examined, those of genital localization were the most frequent (36,5%) and statistically superior (p£0,05) to the rest of the analyzed neoplasms. They were followed by the mammary tumors (23,1%), cutaneous neoplasias (17,3%), and neoplasias in the oral cavity (9,6%) and with other localizations (13,5%). The most affected dogs were female (67,3%) and cross-bred (38,5%). The age average of the dogs with neoplasm was of 6,5 years, and the most affected ages ranged from 5 to 10 years (48,1%).The highest neoplasia percentages occurred in cross-bred canines with 5 to 10 years of age, being the females as the affected sex. The tumor of venereal transmission was the most frequent genital tumor in the females, whereas in the males, no differences were observed between the occurrence frequency of the tumor of Sertoli cells, the skin carcinoma, the mastocitoma or the tumor venereal transmission. The mammary tumors affected the fourth and fifth left teats in a higher proportion, while the tumors appearing in the cutaneous tissue were basal cells carcinome, the mast cell tumor, the melanoma, and the lipoma.

  1. Síndrome da Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono Fisiopatologia, Epidemiologia, Consequências, Diagnóstico e Tratamento / Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

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    Adão, Pereira.

    Full Text Available A síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS) é uma condição caracterizada por obstruções repetidas das vias aéreas superiores que resultam, frequentemente, em dessaturação de oxigénio e despertares do sono. A hipersonolência diurna é uma manifestação clássica da SAOS mas outros sintomas tais como [...] sono não reparador, capacidade de concentração diminuída e fadiga são frequentemente referidos. Outras consequências da respiração anormal durante o sono incluem disfunção neurocognitiva, desenvolvimento de doenças cardiovasculares, disfunção metabólica e redução da qualidade de vida. A SAOS é mais comum nos homens obesos com mais de 40 anos e nas mulheres obesas após a menopausa. Os factores de risco para a SAOS incluem a obesidade, hipertrofia das amígdalas e/ou das adenóides e anomalias craniofaciais como, por exemplo, a retrognatia e a micrognatia. A maioria dos doentes com SAOS são obesos e a obesidade é conhecida como um factor de risco crucial. As opções terapêuticas incluem a perda de peso quando a doença está relacionada com a obesidade e outras medidas gerais (abstenção de bebidas alcoólicas e de fármacos com efeitos sedativos, e cessação dos hábitos tabágicos). A aplicação por via nasal de uma pressão positiva de ar (CPAP) é o meio mais eficaz no tratamento de todos os sintomas da SAOS, qualquer que seja o seu grau de gravidade. O tratamento cirúrgico deve ser entendido como um último recurso e em casos seleccionados. Abstract in english Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a condition characterized by repetitive obstruction of the upper airway often resulting in oxygen desaturation and arousals from sleep. The classic manifestation is excessive sleepiness but other symptoms such as unfreshing sleep, poor concentration and fat [...] igue are commonly reported. Other consequences of the abnormal breathing during sleep include neurocognitive dysfunction, development of cardiovascular disorders, metabolic dysfunction, and impaired quality of life. OSAS is a sleep breathing disorder that is most common in obese men over the age of 40 and obese women after menopause. The common risk factors for OSAS include obesity, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, and craniofacial abnormalities (e.g., retrognathia and micrognathia). The vast majority of OSAS cases are obese and obesity is known as a crucial risk factor. Therapeutical options include weight loss by either caloric restriction or bariatric surgery when the disease is related to obesity and other general measures (alcohol and sedatives such as benzodiazepines avoidance and smoking cessation). The application of nasal CPAP remains highly effective for the treatment of all symptoms related to all degrees of OSAS. The surgery only must be considered in selected cases.

  2. A influência da redução do espaço nasofaringeano na morfologia facial de pré-adolescentes / Nasopharyngeal reduction influence in facial morphology of preadolescents

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    Ary dos, Santos-Pinto; Ricardo Fabris, Paulin; Ana Cláudia Moreira, Melo; Lídia Parsekian, Martins.

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    Full Text Available A redução do espaço nasofaringeano devido à hipertrofia adenoideana leva a adaptações posturais da cabeça, mandíbula, língua e lábios, podendo causar alterações no padrão esquelético facial. Foram coletadas 98 teleradiografias em norma lateral de pré-adolescentes na faixa etária de 7 a 10 anos na Cl [...] ínica de Ortodontia da F.O. Araraquara, as quais foram selecionadas levando-se em consideração a dimensão da imagem do espaço nasofaringeano (ENF) (correspondente à menor distância do dorso do palato mole à parede faringeana posterior). As radiografias foram divididas em 3 grupos: Grupo I (estreito), ENF entre 1,7 e 5,1mm; Grupo II (médio), ENF entre 5,2 e 7,6mm; Grupo III (amplo), ENF entre 7,7 e 12,9mm. Utilizamos duas medidas angulares e seis medidas lineares para caracterizar a morfologia facial. As médias e o desvio padrão de cada medida efetuada foram obtidas, e por meio de teste de análise de variância (ANOVA), verificou-se diferença não significativa entre os grupos para as variáveis: ANperp, p=0,07; PgNperp, p=0,058, comprimento mandibular, p=0,15, comprimento maxilar, p=0,06, diferença maxilomandibular, p=0,98, eixo facial, p=0,96, altura facial inferior, p=0,84 e significativa na variável plano mandibular (p Abstract in english The nasopharyngeal reduction consequent to a adenoid obstruction is reponsible to postural adaptions of the head, mandible, tongue and lips and may also lead to facial skeleton pattern alterations. Ninety-eight lateral cephalometric X-rays of 7 to 10 years old preadolescents were used considering th [...] e nasopharyngeal space width (NSW), that was correspondent to the minor distance between the soft palate and posterior nasopharyngeal wall. The radiographs were divided into 3 groups: Group I (narrow), NSW between 1.7 and 5.1mm; Group II (median), NSW between 5.2 and 7.6mm; Group III (extensive) NSW between 7.7 and 12.9mm. Two angular and six linear measurements were used to characterize the facial morphology. The means and standard deviations of each measurement were obtained and the ANOVA analysis showed no significant difference among the groups for A-Nperp, p = 0.07, Pg-Nperp, p = 0,058, mandible length, p = 0.98, facial axis, p = 0.96, lower facial height, p = 0.84 and significant difference for mandibular plane, p

  3. Respiración bucal en niños de 3-5 años. Parroquia Catia la Mar Vargas. Enero-junio de 2008 / Mouth breathing 3-to-5-years-old children. Parrish Catia la Mar, Vargas. January-June 2008

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    José Alberto, Pérez Quiñónez; Jorge Luis, Martínez; Miriam, Moure Ibarra; Alejandro, Pérez Padrón.

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    Full Text Available La respiración normal involucra la utilización adecuada del tracto nasal y nasofaríngeo. Un aumento de volumen de las estructuras que se encuentran dentro de esos espacios, imposibilita el paso de aire por estos conductos, y el resultado será que el niño respire por la boca, trayendo serias alteraci [...] ones en el aparato estomatognático que afectan al niño de forma estética, funcional y psíquicamente. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal, con el objetivo de caracterizar clínica y epidemiológicamente la respiración bucal en niños de 3 a 5 años en la parroquia Catia La Mar, de enero a junio de 2008. El universo estuvo constituido por 350 niños, y la muestra la conformaron 100 niños que practicaban el hábito de respirador bucal. El hábito de respirador bucal se observó en los niños de menor edad con mayor frecuencia en el sexo masculino. La respiración bucal patológica predominó sobre la respiración bucal por hábito en los varones. El asma bronquial y la bronquitis asmática predominaron en las edades de 3 y 5 años; el más afectado fue el sexo masculino, mientras que en las hembras predominó la rinitis alérgica en la edad de 5 años. Los pacientes con obstrucción de las vías respiratorias fueron respiradores bucales, y predominó la hipertrofia adenoidea y/o amigdalar y la hipertrofia de cornetes para las hembras y la desviación del tabique para los varones. Abstract in english Normal breathing involves the adequate usage of the nasal and nasopharyngeal tract. The volume increase of the structures inside these spaces makes impossible air passing through these ducts, resulting in children breathing through the mouth, bringing about serious alterations of the stomatognathic [...] apparatus, affecting the child in aesthetical, functional, and psychical way. We developed a transversal, descriptive study, with the objective of characterizing, in a clinical and epidemiological way, mouth breathing in children aged 3-5 years in the parrish Catia la Mar, from January to June 2008. The universe was formed by 350 children and the sample by 100 children having the habit of mouth breathing. The mouth breathing habit was observed in younger children, more frequently male. Pathological mouth breathing prevailed over mouth breathing per habit in male children. Bronchial asthma and asthmatic bronchitis were predominant in ages between 3 and 5 years, the most affected genre was the male one, while among females acute rhinitis prevailed at the age of 5. The patients with obstructions in the respiratory ways were mouth breathers and there was a predominance of adenoidal and/or tonsillar hypertrophy, and turbinal hypertrophy for girls and septum deviation for boys.

  4. Respiración bucal en niños de 3-5 años. Parroquia Catia la Mar Vargas. Enero-junio de 2008 Mouth breathing 3-to-5-years-old children. Parrish Catia la Mar, Vargas. January-June 2008

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    José Alberto Pérez Quiñónez

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    Full Text Available La respiración normal involucra la utilización adecuada del tracto nasal y nasofaríngeo. Un aumento de volumen de las estructuras que se encuentran dentro de esos espacios, imposibilita el paso de aire por estos conductos, y el resultado será que el niño respire por la boca, trayendo serias alteraciones en el aparato estomatognático que afectan al niño de forma estética, funcional y psíquicamente. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal, con el objetivo de caracterizar clínica y epidemiológicamente la respiración bucal en niños de 3 a 5 años en la parroquia Catia La Mar, de enero a junio de 2008. El universo estuvo constituido por 350 niños, y la muestra la conformaron 100 niños que practicaban el hábito de respirador bucal. El hábito de respirador bucal se observó en los niños de menor edad con mayor frecuencia en el sexo masculino. La respiración bucal patológica predominó sobre la respiración bucal por hábito en los varones. El asma bronquial y la bronquitis asmática predominaron en las edades de 3 y 5 años; el más afectado fue el sexo masculino, mientras que en las hembras predominó la rinitis alérgica en la edad de 5 años. Los pacientes con obstrucción de las vías respiratorias fueron respiradores bucales, y predominó la hipertrofia adenoidea y/o amigdalar y la hipertrofia de cornetes para las hembras y la desviación del tabique para los varones.Normal breathing involves the adequate usage of the nasal and nasopharyngeal tract. The volume increase of the structures inside these spaces makes impossible air passing through these ducts, resulting in children breathing through the mouth, bringing about serious alterations of the stomatognathic apparatus, affecting the child in aesthetical, functional, and psychical way. We developed a transversal, descriptive study, with the objective of characterizing, in a clinical and epidemiological way, mouth breathing in children aged 3-5 years in the parrish Catia la Mar, from January to June 2008. The universe was formed by 350 children and the sample by 100 children having the habit of mouth breathing. The mouth breathing habit was observed in younger children, more frequently male. Pathological mouth breathing prevailed over mouth breathing per habit in male children. Bronchial asthma and asthmatic bronchitis were predominant in ages between 3 and 5 years, the most affected genre was the male one, while among females acute rhinitis prevailed at the age of 5. The patients with obstructions in the respiratory ways were mouth breathers and there was a predominance of adenoidal and/or tonsillar hypertrophy, and turbinal hypertrophy for girls and septum deviation for boys.

  5. A influência da redução do espaço nasofaringeano na morfologia facial de pré-adolescentes Nasopharyngeal reduction influence in facial morphology of preadolescents

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    Ary dos Santos-Pinto

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    Full Text Available A redução do espaço nasofaringeano devido à hipertrofia adenoideana leva a adaptações posturais da cabeça, mandíbula, língua e lábios, podendo causar alterações no padrão esquelético facial. Foram coletadas 98 teleradiografias em norma lateral de pré-adolescentes na faixa etária de 7 a 10 anos na Clínica de Ortodontia da F.O. Araraquara, as quais foram selecionadas levando-se em consideração a dimensão da imagem do espaço nasofaringeano (ENF (correspondente à menor distância do dorso do palato mole à parede faringeana posterior. As radiografias foram divididas em 3 grupos: Grupo I (estreito, ENF entre 1,7 e 5,1mm; Grupo II (médio, ENF entre 5,2 e 7,6mm; Grupo III (amplo, ENF entre 7,7 e 12,9mm. Utilizamos duas medidas angulares e seis medidas lineares para caracterizar a morfologia facial. As médias e o desvio padrão de cada medida efetuada foram obtidas, e por meio de teste de análise de variância (ANOVA, verificou-se diferença não significativa entre os grupos para as variáveis: ANperp, p=0,07; PgNperp, p=0,058, comprimento mandibular, p=0,15, comprimento maxilar, p=0,06, diferença maxilomandibular, p=0,98, eixo facial, p=0,96, altura facial inferior, p=0,84 e significativa na variável plano mandibular (pThe nasopharyngeal reduction consequent to a adenoid obstruction is reponsible to postural adaptions of the head, mandible, tongue and lips and may also lead to facial skeleton pattern alterations. Ninety-eight lateral cephalometric X-rays of 7 to 10 years old preadolescents were used considering the nasopharyngeal space width (NSW, that was correspondent to the minor distance between the soft palate and posterior nasopharyngeal wall. The radiographs were divided into 3 groups: Group I (narrow, NSW between 1.7 and 5.1mm; Group II (median, NSW between 5.2 and 7.6mm; Group III (extensive NSW between 7.7 and 12.9mm. Two angular and six linear measurements were used to characterize the facial morphology. The means and standard deviations of each measurement were obtained and the ANOVA analysis showed no significant difference among the groups for A-Nperp, p = 0.07, Pg-Nperp, p = 0,058, mandible length, p = 0.98, facial axis, p = 0.96, lower facial height, p = 0.84 and significant difference for mandibular plane, p<0,01. So it can be concluded that the nasopharyngeal space reduction is associated with mandibular plane alterations that presented higher values when there was a nasopharyngeal space reduction.

  6. Hemorragia pós-operatória em 397 adenotonsilectomias realizadas nos Hospitais Geral de Pirajussara (HGP) e Hospital Estadual de Diadema (HED) / UNIFESP-EPM / Postoperative hemorrhage in 397 adenotonsillectomies performed at Hospital Geral de Pirajussara (HGP) and Hospital Estadual de Diadema (HED) / Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP-EPM)

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    Gabriel Cesar, Dib; Eduardo M., Kosugi; Júlio, M. Neto; Marcos L., Antunes; Douglas S. R., Morales; Arnaldo, Guilherme; Yotaka, Fukuda.

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    Full Text Available As adenotonsilectomias são cirurgias freqüentes na especialidade de otorrinolaringologia, e sua principal indicação é a hipertrofia das tonsilas palatinas e faríngeas. Sua complicação mais comum é a hemorragia. Em nosso trabalho apresentamos a incidência de hemorragia pós-operatória das adenotonsile [...] ctomias realizadas no Hospital Geral de Pirajussara (HGP) e Hospital Estadual de Diadema (HED), objetivando a identificação das causas de sangramento. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Coorte transversal historica. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram avaliados 397 pacientes submetidos a cirurgias de adenoidectomias, tonsilectomias palatinas e adenotonsilectomias. Estas últimas representaram 91,7% do total. A idade dos pacientes variou de 2 a 39 anos. Foi realizada triagem pré-operatória através de exames laboratoriais em todos os pacientes e os mesmos foram acompanhados em retornos semanais até o primeiro mês de pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: Foram realizadas nos dois hospitais (HGP e HED) 397 cirurgias, sendo 364 adenotonsilectomias (91,7%), 16 tonsilectomias palatinas (4,03%) e 17 adenoidectomias (4,28%). Houve 5 casos de sangramento no pós-operatório, sendo 3 no período imediato e 2 no período mediato. Não ocorreu nenhum caso de hemorragia no período tardio. A incidência de hemorragia, portanto, foi de 1,37% (5 casos em 364). CONCLUSÃO: a hemorragia pós-operatória parece estar relacionada com a dificuldade técnica da cirurgia e alterações da hemostasia encontradas em alguns pacientes. Abstract in english Adenotonsillectomy is a common procedure in otorhinolaryngology, and it is recommended for tonsil and adenoid hypertrophy. Hemorrhage is the most common complication of this procedure. In this study, we present the incidence of postoperative hemorrhage following adenotonsillectomy carried out at Hos [...] pital Geral de Pirajussara (HGP) and Hospital Estadual de Diadema (HED), whose purpose was to identify cases of bleeding. STUDY DESIGN: Historic transversal cohort. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We analyzed 397 patients who underwent adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy. Adenotonsillectomy represented 91.7% of all surgeries. Patients were aged 2 to 39 years. Preoperative tests were conducted in all patients, with weekly follow-up up to the first month after surgery. RESULTS: 397 surgeries were performed in the hospitals (HGP and HED), 364 adenotonsillectomies (91.7%), 16 tonsillectomies (4.03%) and 17 adenoidectomies (4.28%). There were 5 cases of postoperative bleeding, 3 of which occurred in the early postoperative period and 2 in the middle postoperative period. There were no reports of bleeding in late postoperative period. The incidence of hemorrhage was 1.37% (5 out of 364 cases). CONCLUSION: Postoperative hemorrhage possibly results from poor surgical technique and blood clotting disorder in some patients.

  7. Cáncer laríngeo de histología inhabitual / Unusual histology laryngeal cancer

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    Alberto, Landaida C; Mariela, Torrente A.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El cáncer laríngeo en 95% de los casos corresponde a carcinomas escamosos, siendo el porcentaje restante de diversos tipos histológicos. Objetivo: Determinar la frecuencia de cáncer laríngeo de histología inhabitual en nuestro centro. Material y método: Estudio retrospectivo, revisión [...] de fichas clínicas de pacientes con diagnóstico histopatológico de cáncer laríngeo evaluados en el Servicio Otorrinolaringología Hospital San Juan de Dios, entre años 2000-2008. Se describen sexo, edad, tipo histológico, hábito tabáquico y localización tumoral, realizándose un análisis descriptivo de los datos. Resultados: Se incluyeron 85 pacientes; 74 casos (87,1%) de sexo masculino; promedio edad 64 años; se encontraron 5 casos de tumores de histología inhabitual (5,9%); un caso respectivamente de: condrosarcoma, tumor carcinoide, carcinoma adenoideo-quístico, carcinoma sarcomatoide y carcinoma verrucoso. Discusión: Se podría sospechar histología inhabitual con base estadística ante un paciente menor de 60 años y con un tumor de localización subglótica. Además, sexo femenino, no fumador y más de una toma de muestra para biopsia. Conclusión: Los tumores de histología inhabitual se encontraron en 5,9%> de los casos, similar a lo reportado en la literatura. Abstract in english Introduction: The laryngeal cancer in 95%> of the cases corresponds to squamous cell carcinomas, being the remaining percentage several histological different types. Aim: To determine the frequency of laryngeal cancer of unusual histology in our center. Material and method: Retrospective study revie [...] w of clinical data of patients with histophatological diagnosis of laryngeal cancer evaluated in Otolaryngology Department ofSan Juan de Dios's Hospital between years 2000-2008. Sex, age, histological type, tobacco smoking and tumor location are described, being carried outa descriptive analysis ofthe data. Results: 85 patients were included; 74 cases (87,1 %>) ofmasculine sex; mean age 64 years; there were 5 cases of unusual histology tumors (5,9 %>); a case respectively of: chondrosarcoma, carcinoid tumor, adenoid-cystic carcinoma, sarcomatoid carcinoma and verrucous carcinoma. Discussion: It might suspect unusual histology with statistical base in patient younger than 60 years and tumor of subglotic location. Also, in feminine patient, not smoking and more than one capture ofsample forbiopsy Conclusion: The tumors of unusual histology viere found in a 5.9% of the cases, similar to the reponed in the literature.

  8. TNF? modifica la respuesta de la frecuencia de batido ciliar a la carga viscosa, asociado a alteraciones en el calcio intracelular en células ciliadas respiratorias humanas / TNF? modifies ciliary beat frequency in response to viscous overload, associated to changes in intracellular calcium in human respiratory ciliated cells

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    Claudia, González G; Trinidad, Sánchez D; Alejandra, Pérez S; Ximena, Fonseca A; Manuel, Villalón B.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Secreciones sinonasales patológicas y elevados niveles de factor de necrosis tumoral alfa (TNF?) se han encontrado en mucosa sin usal de pacientes con sinusitis crónica. Las células ciliadas respiratorias tienen una reserva funcional que les permite autorregular su frecuencia de batido [...] ciliar (FBC) en respuesta a cambios en la viscosidad, modificando los niveles de calcio intraacelular [Ca+²]ic. Objetivo: Nuestro objetivo es determinóar si TNF? afecta el mecanismo de autorregulación y la homeostasis del calcio intraacelular frente a cambios en la viscosidad. Material y método: Cultivos primarios de explantes de tejido adenoideo. Registro de FBC mediante microfotodensitometría. Cultivos tratados con TNF? (10 ng/ml) o control durante 24 y 48 horas. Se in crementó la viscosidad agregando dextrano 500 al 10% y 20%. Se midió [Ca+²]ic en células cargadas con Fura 2AM. Resultados: El tratamiento con TNF? por 48 horas produjo una significativa disminución de la FBC a baja viscosidad, aumento significativo de [Ca+²]ic y caída mayor de FBC en cultivos tratados con tapsigargina (bloqueador bomba calcio-ATPasa retículo). in o se encontró diferencia a alta viscosidad. Conclusión: Después de 48 horas de exposición a TNF? se observa un efecto negativo en el mecanismo de adaptación de las células ciliadas a un medio con baja viscosidad, probablemente secundario a cambios en la homeostasis del [Ca+²]ic. Abstract in english Introduction: Pathologic sin onasal secretions and elevated levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF?) have been in oted in sin us mucosa ofpatients with chronic sinusitis. Respiratory ciliated cells have a functional reserve that allows them to autoregulate their ciliary beat in response to the c [...] hangesin viscosity, modify in g intraacellular calcium levels [Ca+²]ic. Aim: Our goal was to determinate if TNF? affect this autoregulation to viscosity and calcium homeostasis. Material and Method: Primary cultures from adenoid tissue expiants. Ciliary beat frequency (CBF) was recorded usin g microphotodensitometry Cultures viere treated with TNF? (10 ng/ml) or control during 24 and 48 hours. Viscosity wasincreased by add in g dextran 500 10% and 20%. [Ca+²]ic was determined in cells loaded with Fura-2AM. Results: 48 hours treatment with TNF? produced a significant decrease in CBF at low viscosity significant increase in [Ca+²]ic and greater decrese in CBF in cultures treated with thapsigargin (endoplasmic calcium-ATPase pump blocker). Conclusions: After 48 hours ofexposure to TNF? a negative effect in the adaptation mechanism to a low viscous media is observed in ciliated cells, probably secondary to changesin homeostasis of [Ca+²]ic.

  9. Study of Commonest Variety of Sinonasal Malignancy and Its Sex Wise Distribution.

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    Rahman, M; Siddique, M A; Ali, M I; Rahman, T; Choudhury, A A; Khan, J A

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    This study was done to find the commonest variety of sinonasal malignancy and its association with sex.This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Department, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital and in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University between January 2009 and December 2009. A total of 146 cases of sinonasal malignancy were consecutively included in the study. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology. The mean age was 47.8 years (range: 22-75 years). Over three-quarters (77%) of the patients were male with male to female ratio being 3:1. Nearly one-third (30.8%) of the patients was farmer and over one-third (36.3%) was illiterate. The right sinonasal region was involved in 48.6% cases, left sinonasal region in 39% and both sinonasal region in 12.4% cases. Histopathological diagnosis of sinonasal malignancy revealed that squamous cell carcinoma accounted for 82.9% of sinonasal malignancies, 9.6% adenocarcinoma and the rest were olfactory neuroblastoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma. About 96.6% of the tumours involved nasal cavity, 97.9% maxillary sinuses, 17.8% frontal sinuses, 48.6% ethmoidal sinuses and 13% sphenoid sinuses. Over 80% of patients were smoker. Exposure to wood dust was found in 26% of cases. Lather tanning in 4.8% of cases and welding in 4.1% of cases. T staging shows that nearly half (48.6%) of the patients lesion was T2, 29.5% T3, 19.9% T4 and 2.1% T1. None of the patients exhibited lymph node involvement or distant metastasis. Males tend to develop squamous cell carcinoma significantly more than the females with risk of acquiring squamous cell carcinoma being nearly 3(1.1-7.1) times higher in male than that in female (p=0.022). The study concludes that the most common histopathological variety of sinonasal malignancy is squamous cell carcinoma and males are prone to develop this malignancy more frequently than the females. PMID:26620027

  10. Maxillary sinus carcinoma: Natural history and outcome

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    To assess natural history, treatment outcome and pattern of relapse in patients with maxillary sinus carcinoma. A review was conducted of the medical records of all adult patients with maxillary sinus carcinoma, who were treated at King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between January 1990 and December 1999. A total of 60 patients were identified for analysis, 36 men and 24 women; the median age was 58-years (range 23-95). Major presenting symptoms were facial swelling 55%, facial pain 50%, and nasal obstruction 43.4%, with a median duration of 5-months (range 1-24). Histology was quamous cell carcinoma in 71.7% and adenoid cystic in 16.7%. They were restaged according to American Joint Committee on Cancer classification 1997 as II, III and IV in 1, 10 and 49. Thirty patients received treatment with curative intent (surgery in 4 patients, radiotherapy in 2, and combined modality in 24), 6 patients refused treatment and 24 were treated palliatively. With a median follow up of 50-months (range 2-128) in surviving patients treated with a curative intent, 12/30 failed locally, 4/30 in the regional neck nodes and 2/30 had systemic relapse. The actuarial 5-year overall survival (OS), relapse free survival (RFS) and local control rate (LC) were 55%, 39% and 51%. Treatment modality was the only significant prognostic factor for outcome, with 5 year OS, RFS and LC of 72%, 49% and 61%, for combined modality using surgery followed by radiotherapy compared to 0% for single approach (p=0.0003, p=0.0052 and p=0.0098). This study indicates that the majority of our patients presented with advanced disease, resulting in poor outcome to conventional treatment modalities. Efforts should be directed to minimize the delay in diagnosis at the primary care level. Combined modality treatment should be offered to all patients with locally advanced disease. New approaches such as neoadjuvant or concurrent chemoradiotherapy with or without surgery need to be considered and evaluated in prospective studies. (author)

  11. Diagnosis of Nasopharyngeal Obstruction by Lateral Cephalometric Radiography

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    Full Text Available Statement of Problem: Nasopharyngeal obstruction by adenoid enlargement is one of the main causes of mouth breathing. Diagnostic indices of nasopharyngeal obstruction by lateral cephalometric radiography are controversial.Purpose: The purpose of this study was to diagnose the nasopharyngeal obstruction by means of lateral cephalometric radiography.Materials and Methods: In this research two groups, (study and control, of 6 to 15 years old were studied. In the study group, 46 mouth breathers were clinically examined by an orthodontist and an Otolaryngologist to confirm the nasopharyngeal obstruction.Control group was also comprised of 46 nasal breathers within the same age groups. A lateral cephalogram in centric occlusion was obtained for each patient. After tracing,following 7 nasopharyngeal variables were measured: 1- pp (palatopharyngeal depth.2- Ad.Pmp (nasopharyngeal airway depth. 3- Air area (nasopharyngeal airway area. 4-NP area (bony area of nasopharynx. 5- Ba.Pmp (bony depth of nasopharynx. 6- d(bony depth of nasopharynx. 7- h (bony height of nasopharynx.Statistical t-test was conducted following calculating the mean, standard deviation and p-value of parameters. Discriminant function analysis was employed subsequent to thet-test for the significant variables, in order to find a method by which the values for several variables could be used simultaneously to determine whether obstruction exists.Qualitative variables of sex and age groups (6-10, 11-12, and 13-15 years old were alsoused in discriminant analysis.Results: In the study group, mean value of pp, Ad.pmp, air area, Np area and Ba.pmp were significantly decreased, whereas mean of d and h variables were not considerably lessened. After performing analysis stage, the following discriminant function equationwith critical point of 3.88 and correct classification of 94.57% was determined:D=0.345 (pp +0.064 (Ad.pmp-0.001(NP area + 0.03(Air area +0.505(Age1.If a person’s age is between 6 and 10 years old, we use one instead of Age 1 and if the age is between 11 and 15 years old, we consider zero in place of Age 1.Conclusion: If discriminant score is less than 3.88, the patient has nasopharyngeal obstruction with 94.57% probability.

  12. Perfil clínico, epidemiológico y microbiológico de la endocarditis infecciosa en el Hospital "Hermanos Ameijeiras", 2005-2008 / Clinical, epidemiologic and microbiologic profile of infectious endocarditis present in "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical Surgical Hospital, 2005-2008

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    Abel Yoandri, Leyva Quert; Thania, Ruiz Camejo; Marian, González Corrig; Tomás, Méndez Peralta; Carlos, Ramos Emperador.

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    Full Text Available La endocarditis infecciosa genera larga estadía hospitalaria y es potencialmente mortal. Se estudiaron, retrospectivamente, 44 episodios de endocarditis infecciosa en 43 pacientes afectados, ingresados en el Servicio de Cardiología del Hospital "Hermanos Ameijeiras" desde el 2005 hasta el 2008, para [...] caracterizar su comportamiento clínico, epidemiológico, microbiológico y evolución intrahospitalaria. Se halló que la edad media fue de 51±16 años, los hombres constituyeron el 61,4 % y la relación hombre/mujer fue 3:2. No se observaron condiciones predisponentes en el 20,5 %. Se determinó que la prevalencia de endocarditis protésica fue de 20,5 %, que hubo mayor compromiso de la válvula mitral y se comprobaron, mediante ecocardiografía, vegetaciones en el 93,2 % de los casos. Los hemocultivos fueron negativos en el 45,5 %; el germen causal más frecuente fue el enterococo (11,5 %). La mortalidad hospitalaria fue 18,2 % y la complicación más frecuente, la disfunción renal aguda. La necesidad de cirugía se asoció significativamente a un curso clínico desfavorable durante la hospitalización. Abstract in english Infectious endocarditis causes a length hospital stay and it is potentially fatal. It is retrospective study of 44 episodes of infectious endocarditis in 43 affected admitted in Cardiology Service of "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical Surgical Hospital from 2005 to 2008 to characterize its clinical, epi [...] demiologic and microbiologic behavior and intrahospital course. We note that mean age was of 51 ±16 years, men were the 61,4%, and man/woman ratio was of 3:2. There were not predisposing conditions in 20,5%. Prosthetic endocarditis prevalence was of 20,5% with a great compromise of mitral valve as well as adenoids in the 93,2% of cases. Hemoculture were negative in 45,5%; the more frequent causal germ was the Enterococcus (11,5%). Hospital mortality rate was of 18,2% and the more frequent complication was the acute renal dysfunction. Need of surgery was associated with a non-favorable clinical course during hospitalization.

  13. Avaliação da performance mastigatória em indivíduos respiradores nasais e orais / Masticatory performance evaluation in patients with nasal and mouth breathing

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    Rosany Larissa Brito de, Oliveira; Walter Pinheiro, Noronha; Leonardo Rigoldi, Bonjardim.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar, por meio da mastigação sequencial de uma "pastilha" artificial de Optosil, o desempenho mastigatório de indivíduos respiradores nasais e orais. MÉTODO: participaram sessenta sujeitos dentados na faixa etária de 14 a 22 anos. Uma "pastilha" de Optosil foi fornecida a cada participa [...] nte, que executou 20 ciclos mastigatórios, os fragmentos foram colocados numa coluna de sete peneiras, sendo, posteriormente pesados numa balança de precisão. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos à análise descritiva e inferencial (Teste T e ANOVA). RESULTADOS: os grupos respiradores nasais e respiradores orais foram constituídos de 30 jovens cada, com idade média de 17,87 e 17,83 anos respectivamente. Com relação ao gênero houve predominância do gênero feminino no grupo respirador oral e do gênero masculino no grupo respirador nasal Os cinco diagnósticos mais prevalentes no grupo respirador oral foram hipertrofia de adenóide, rinite alérgica, sinusite, asma e hipertrofia de amígdala. Por fim, ao ser realizado o Teste T, não foi encontrada diferença estatística na performance mastigatória nos respiradores orais e nasais (p>0,05). CONCLUSÃO: o padrão respiratório não foi um fator determinante na performance mastigatória. Abstract in english PURPOSE: the purpose is to evaluate, through the chewing sequence of an Optosil artificial "tablet", the masticatory performance in nasal breathing and mouth breathing. METHOD: we attended sixty dentate subjects aged 14-22 year old. An Optosil "tablet" was supplied to each participant, who executed [...] 20 masticatory cycles, the Optosil fragments had been placed in a column with seven bolters, and the retained particles were weighed on a precision analytical balance and the masticatory efficiency value was calculated. The gotten data were submitted to the descriptive analysis and inferential analysis (test T and ANOVA). RESULTS: the nasal breathing and mouth breathing groups were composed by 30 young people each, with a mean age of 17.87 and 17.83 year old, respectively. Regarding gender, the females predominated in the mouth breathing group and the males in the nasal breathing group. The five most prevalent diagnoses in the mouth breathing group were adenoid hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma and tonsillar hypertrophy. Finally, when we carried out the t test, there was no statistical difference in masticatory performance in mouth breathing and nasal breathing (p> 0.05). CONCLUSION: it was concluded that the breathing pattern was not a determining factor in the masticatory efficiency.

  14. Etiologia, manifestações clínicas e alterações presentes nas crianças respiradoras orais Etiology, clinical manifestations and concurrent findings in mouth-breathing children

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a etiologia, as principais manifestações clínicas e as alterações presentes em crianças de 3 a 9 anos, respiradoras orais, residentes na região urbana de Abaeté (MG. MÉTODOS: Estudo com amostra aleatória representativa da população do município de 23.596 habitantes. Clinicamente, foram consideradas respiradoras orais as crianças que roncavam, dormiam com a boca aberta, babavam no travesseiro e apresentavam queixas de obstrução nasal freqüente ou intermitente. As crianças com diagnóstico clínico de respirador oral foram submetidas a endoscopia nasal, teste alérgico cutâneo e raio X do cavum, hemograma, contagem de eosinófilos, dosagem de IgE total e parasitológico de fezes. Os dados foram analisados utilizando o programa SPSS® versão 10.5. RESULTADOS: As principais causas da respiração oral foram: rinite alérgica (81,4%, hipertrofia de adenóides (79,2%, hipertrofia de amígdalas (12,6% e desvio obstrutivo do septo nasal (1,0%. As principais manifestações clínicas do respirador oral foram: dormir com a boca aberta (86%, roncar (79%, coçar o nariz (77%, babar no travesseiro (62%, dificuldade respiratória noturna ou sono agitado (62%, obstrução nasal (49% e irritabilidade durante o dia (43%. CONCLUSÃO: Algumas manifestações clínicas são muito freqüentes na criança respiradora oral. Essas manifestações devem ser reconhecidas e consideradas no diagnóstico clínico da respiração oral.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the etiology, main clinical manifestations and other concurrent findings in mouth-breathing children aged 3 to 9 years and resident in the urban area of Abaeté (MG, Brazil. METHODS: This study was based on a representative random sample of the town population, of 23,596 inhabitants. Clinical diagnosis of mouth-breathing was defined as a combination of snoring, sleeping with mouth open, drooling on the pillow and frequent or intermittent nasal obstruction. Children with a clinical diagnosis of mouth breathing underwent nasal endoscopy, allergy skin tests and X ray of the rhinopharynx, full blood tests, eosinophil counts, total IgE assay and fecal parasitology. Data were analyzed using SPSS® version 10.5. RESULTS: The main causes of mouth breathing were: allergic rhinitis (81.4%, enlarged adenoids (79.2%, enlarged tonsils (12.6%, and obstructive deviation of the nasal septum (1.0%. The main clinical manifestations of mouth breathers were: sleeping with mouth open (86%, snoring (79%, itchy nose (77%, drooling on the pillow (62%, nocturnal sleep problems or agitated sleep (62%, nasal obstruction (49%, and irritability during the day (43%. CONCLUSION: Certain clinical manifestations are very common among mouth-breathing children. These manifestations must be recognized and considered in the clinical diagnosis of mouth breathing.

  15. New product development with the innovative biomolecular sublingual immunotherapy formulations for the management of allergic rhinitis

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    Frati F

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    Full Text Available Franco Frati,1 Lorenzo Cecchi,2,3 Enrico Scala,4 Erminia Ridolo,5 Ilaria Dell'Albani,1 Eleni Makrì,6 Giovanni Pajno,7 Cristoforo Incorvaia6 1Medical and Scientific Department, Stallergenes, Milan, Italy; 2Interdepartmental Centre of Bioclimatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 3Allergy and Clinical Immunology Section, Azienda Sanitaria di Prato, Prato, Italy; 4Experimental Allergy Unit, IDI-IRCCS, Rome, Italy; 5Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy; 6Allergy/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, ICP Hospital, Milan, Italy; 7Department of Pediatrics, Allergy Unit, University of Messina, Messina, Italy Abstract: The molecular allergy technique, currently defined as component-resolved diagnosis, significantly improved the diagnosis of allergy, allowing for differentiation between molecules actually responsible for clinical symptoms (genuine sensitizers and those simply cross-reacting or shared by several sources (panallergens, thus influencing the appropriate management of a patient's allergy. This also concerns allergen immunotherapy (AIT, which may be prescribed more precisely based on the component-resolved diagnosis results. However, the advance in diagnosis needs to be mirrored in AIT. According to consensus documents and to expectations of specialists, therapy should be based on standardized extracts containing measured amounts of the clinically relevant molecules, ie, the major allergens. The new generation of extracts for sublingual immunotherapy fulfills these requirements and are thus defined as biomolecular (BM. BM refers to natural extracts with a defined content of major allergens in micrograms. All Staloral BM products are indicated for the treatment of allergic rhinitis with or without asthma. The effectiveness of AIT is related to its ability to modify the immunological response of allergic subjects. The 5-grass and house dust mite extracts were evaluated addressing the T helper 1, T helper 2, and T helper 3 cells by polymerase chain reaction array on mRNA extracted from Waldeyer's ring tissue (adenoids. Sublingual immunotherapy with a defined content of major allergens in micrograms induced a strong downregulation of genes involved in T helper 2 and T helper 1 activation and function, allowing the definition of the immunologic effect as "bio-homeostatic". This clinical and immunological model must be implemented with respect to other allergens, thus expanding the application of a treatment with a unique disease-modifying capacity. Keywords: allergen immunotherapy, allergy, component resolved diagnosis, major allergens, allergen molecules

  16. Ocorrência da síndrome da apneia obstrutiva do sono (SAOS em crianças respiradoras orais Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS in mouth breathing children

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    Suemy Cioffi Izu

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    Full Text Available É bem estabelecido que a respiração oral em crianças está relacionada à hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana, que é a principal causa de apneia do sono nesta população. Apesar da importância deste tema, há poucos estudos que comprovam a relação entre SAOS e respiração oral. OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de distúrbios respiratórios do sono em crianças respiradoras orais e sua correlação com achados otorrinolaringológicos. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram avaliados retrospectivamente 248 prontuários de crianças respiradoras orais do serviço de Otorrinolaringologia Pediátrica de uma grande instituição entre 2000 e 2006, analisando os achados otorrinolaringológicos, polissonografia, nasofibroscopia e/ou radiografia em perfil do Cavum. O principal dado polissonográfico utilizado foi o índice de apneia (IA. Classificou-se como ronco primário aqueles com IA1. Desenho Científico: Coorte retrospectivo. RESULTADOS: Dos 248 pacientes incluídos, 144 (58% apresentavam ronco primário e 104 (42% apresentavam SAOS. Os achados otorrinolaringológicos mais frequentes foram Hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana (n=152; 61,2%, Hipertrofia de tonsila palatina (n=17; 6,8% Hipertrofia da tonsila faríngea (n=37; 14,9%, Rinite Alérgica (n=155; 62,5% e Otite Secretora (36; 14,5%. CONCLUSÕES: Ronco Primário e SAOS são frequentes em crianças respiradoras orais. A afecção otorrinolaringológica mais encontrada em crianças com SAOS é a hipertrofia adenoamigdaliana acompanhada ou não de rinite alérgica.It is well known that mouth breathing is associated with adenotonsillar hypertrophy - which is the main cause of obstructive sleep apnea among children. Despite the importance of this matter, there are only a handful of studies showing the relationship between OSAS and mouth breathing. AIM: to determine the prevalence of obstructive sleep disorders in mouth breathing children and study its correlation with otorhinolaryngological findings. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHOD: Data analysis from 248 medical charts of mouth breathing children seen at the Pediatric Otolaryngologic Division of a large medical institution between the years of 2000 and 2006. All patients had nasofibroscopy and or Cavum radiographs and polysomnographic exams. According to the Apnea index, patients were classified as primary snorers (AI1. RESULTS: From 248 patients included in the study, 144 (58% were primary snorers and 104 (42% had OSAS. The most prevalent otorhinolaryngological findings were adenotonsillar hypertrophy (n=152; 61.2%, tonsilar hypertrophy (n=17; 6.8%, adenoid hypertrophy (n=37; 14.9%, rhinitis (n=155; 62.5% and secretory otitis (n=36; 14.5%. CONCLUSIONS: primary snoring and OSAS are frequent findings in mouth breathing children. The most frequent otorhinolaryngological disorder in children with OSAS is adenotonsillar hypertrophy with or without rhinitis.

  17. Tumor híbrido parotídeo / Parotid hybrid tumor

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    Gustavo, Bravo C; Camila, Seymour M; Lara, Fernández R; María Elena, Villanueva I; Carlos, Stott C; Carlos, Celedón R.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Los tumores de glándulas salivales representan el 3%-10% de las neoplasias de cabeza y cuello. La localización más común es en la glándula parótida, representando el 50%-85% de los casos, siendo 20%-30% de ellos malignos. Los siguientes son indicadores de malignidad: Crecimiento acelerado, masa dolo [...] rosa, parálisis facial asociada y linfoadenopatía. La mayoría de las neoplasias de parótida derivan de un único tipo histológico, pero eventualmente puede ocurrir el desarrollo de más de un tipo en la misma glándula. Este trabajo presenta un caso de una neoplasia en parótida con dos tipos histológicos diferentes, con una presentación clínica atípica. El paciente se presentó inicialmente con otalgia y otorrea, al examen destacaba un tumor en el canal auditorio externo. El estudio complementario evidenció una neoplasia de parótida y se realizó resección total de la glándula. La biopsia informó un carcinoma adenoideo-quístico con áreas basaloideas diferenciadas. Se administró radioquimioterapia adyuvante, y el control imagenológico con PET-TC mostró la ausencia de recurrencias o diseminación del tumor. Abstract in english Tumors of the salivary glands represent 33%-10% of head and neck neoplasms. The most common location is the parotid gland, accounting for 50%-85% of the cases, with 20%-30% of them being malignant. The following are known to be indicative of a malignant tumor: fast growing, painless mass, associated [...] facial paralysis and lymphadenopathy. Most parotid neoplasm derive from a single histological type but eventually the development of more than one type on the same gland can occur. This paper presents a case of a parotid neoplasm with two different histological tumors, with uncharacteristic clinical presentation. The patient presented initially with ear pain and otorrhoea, in the clinical examination highlighted an external auditory canal tumor. The complementary study revealed a parotid neoplasm and a total resection of the gland was performed. The biopsy revealed an adenoid-cystic carcinoma with differentiated basaloid areas. Adjuvant radio-chemotherapy was administered, and the imaging control with PET-CT showed no evidence of recurrence or dissemination of the tumor.

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