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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. 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.

  4. Tonsils and Adenoids

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    ... requests or policy questions to our media and public relations staff at newsroom@entnet.org . Tonsils and adenoids ... used to check tonsils and adenoids are: •Medical history •Physical examination •Throat cultures/Strep tests - helpful in ...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of larynx

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    This case report presents the clinical picture, diagnostic methodology, and surgical treatment of a 30 years old female patient, who presented with hoarseness of voice and difficulty in breathing. Direct laryngoscopy showed mass in right side of subglottic region, and biopsy-proven adenoid cystic carcinoma. Total laryngectomy was performed and patient was discharged three weeks postoperatively and doing well. (author)

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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, chimiothérapie, radiothérapie et hormonothérapie. Le cancer du sein est rare chez l'homme. Le carcinome colloïde est exceptionnel puisqu'il représente seulement 1 à 6% de l'ensemble des cancers du sein. Il est encore plus rare chez l'homme. Ces tumeurs touchent une population spécifique et ont un meilleur pronostic que les autres types prépondérant dans les cancers du sein chez l'homme. A travers cette observation et une revue de la littérature, nous essaierons de discuter les principales caractéristiques anatomo-cliniques et évolutives de cette forme rare du cancer du sein. PMID:24772222

  16. Assessment of nasopharyngeal airway and adenoid by MRI

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    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

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

  19. Adenoid hypertrophy presenting with systemic hypertension

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    Subashini, P.; A. Ravikumar; Ranjit, M S; Sairam, V. K.; Vatsanath, R. P.; Jayasree, S.

    2007-01-01

    A two and half year old male child was seen with systemic hypertension, left ventricular dysfunction, mitral regurgitation and congestive cardiac failure. Examination revealed adenoid hypertrophy. He was also suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. He was being treated with anti-hypertensive and anti-failure drugs. Adenoidectomy was performed following which obstructive sleep apnea symptoms disappeared and his cardiac status improved markedly. Subsequently he was weaned off anti-hypertensive ...

  20. 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

  1. Adenoid facies and chronic refractory rhinosinusitis managed by endoscopic-assisted adenoidectomy

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    Sudhir M Naik

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background /Objectives: To study 30 cases of patients of chronic adenoiditis with adenoid facies and refractory chronic rhinosinusitis managed by endoscopic assisted adenoidectomy. Materials and method: 7 cases of adenoid facies and 23 cases of chronic refractory rhinosinusitis with adenoiditis were managed by endoscopic assisted adenoidectomy during the study period of 12 months from August 2012 to July 2013. 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.

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

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    MK Gautham; Ravishankara S; Naik, Sudhir M.; Sathya P; Mohan Appaji; Shankarnarayan Bhat; Ravi Karumbiah

    2014-01-01

    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 p...

  3. The adenoid-nasopharynx ratio. Its clinical value in children

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    To evaluate the clinical usefulness of adenoid-nasopharynx ratio (A/N ratio) measured on nasopharyngeal lateral plain film, 106 clinical cases of secretory otitis media were selected to measure the A/N ratio before treatment. For patients with A/N ratio of 0.50-0.70, the symptoms improved distinctly after conservative treatment, but one half of patients with A/N ratio ? 0.71 required adenoidectomy. A/N ratio is a practical and convenient method for evaluation of the adenoid. A/N ratio ? 0.71 indicates pathological enlarged adenoid

  4. [Risk factors to develop adenoid vegetations in children].

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    Borzov, E V

    2003-01-01

    To evaluate perinatal factors of risk to develop adenoid vegetations in childhood, 600 children were examined. Their perinatal period and health in the first year of life were investigated. 400 examinees aged 2-12 years had adenoids of the second-third degree. 200 children aged 13-14 had no history of the lymphadenoid pharyngeal ring. The degree of the studied factors impact on development of pharyngeal tonsil affection was estimated using the unifactor dispersion analysis. Correlation was found between some complications of pregnancy and labour, health problems at birth and first year of life and development of adenoid vegetations. PMID:12958856

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Postoperative radiation therapy for adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    The authors retrospectively assessed the usefulness of postoperative radiation therapy after local resection of adenoid cystic carcinoma, with emphasis on organ-conserving treatment and the cosmetic results. Between 1985 and 1995, 32 patients underwent local resection followed by postoperative radiation therapy with curative and organ-conserving intent. None of patients received any form of chemotherapy as part of their initial treatment. Radiation therapy was carried out by techniques that were appropriate for the site and extension of each tumor. The 5-year local control, disease-free, and overall survival rates of all patients were 76%, 68%, and 86%, respectively. The 5-year local control rate and disease-free survival rate of patients with microscopically positive margins were 89% and 75%, respectively, and higher than in patients with macroscopically residual disease, but no significant difference in 5-year overall survival rate was observed. The postoperative cosmetic results in 29 patients with head and neck lesions were evaluated. No difference was documented between the cosmetic results postoperatively setting and after postoperative radiotherapy, and no significant differences in cosmetic results were observed according to radiation dose. The combination of local resection with organ-conserving intent and postoperative radiation therapy provided good cosmetic results in patients with T1 or T2 lesions. Postoperative radiation therapy with smaller fractions is useful, because good local control can be achieved in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma having microscopically positive margins without inducing any late adverse reactions. However, the number of patients was too small and the follow-up period was too short to draw any definite conclusion in regard to fraction size. A much longer follow-up study with a larger number patients will be required to accurately determine the optimal treatment intensity and duration of treatment. (K.H.)

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. Asynchronous adenoid cystic carcinoma of the urinary bladder

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    Histologic variants of prostatic carcinoma are readily reorganized. In this report, we describe a rare variant, adenoid cystic carcinoma in a 75-year-old man previously diagnosed to have transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. The diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma was made by the characteristic microscopic features of the tumor morpholologically and immunohistochemically. Two months later he was found to have metastatic disease. The patient's treatment consisted of chemotherapy in combination with prednisone and hormonal therapy. Five and half months after diagnosis, he died with metastatic disease. Making this case unique is the asynchronous occurrence of this variant with transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder, which has never be reported in the literature. We discussed the histopathologic and immunohistochemical features of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the prostate with review of literature. (author)

  11. 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.

  12. A RARE CASE OF ADENOID CYSTIC CARCINOMA OF ETHMOID SINUS

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    Bharath

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: Adenoid cystic carcinoma is more common in minor sa livary glands, uncommon in parotid gland and rare in paranasal sinuses. These ar e more aggressive and fatal. Such tumors of the accessory nasal sinuses causing proptosis have be en reported so rarely in ophthalmic literature. An adult aged 31 years presented with pro ptosis of right eye, nasal obstruction and bleeding from right nose. CT scan showed soft tissu e attenuation mass with destruction of bony structures and extension to right orbit. Biopsy was done through trans nasal route. A histological diagnosis of Adenoid cystic carcinoma of ethmoid sinus was made

  13. Clinical analysis on nasopharyngeal adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    Objective: To investigate the clinical features, treatment outcome and prognosis of patients with nasopharyngeal adenoid cystic carcinoma(ACC). Methods: From March 1963 to August 2002, 33 patients with ACC were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 13 received multimodality therapy (S + R in 9 and R + S in 4) and the remaining 20 received radiotherapy alone. The interval between the first visit and clinical diagnosis was 12 months (1.0-36.4 months). The misdiagnosis rate was 55% (18/33 ), with the most common error of otitis media. The clinical symptoms of ACC were similar to those of squamous carcinoma in nasopharynx, though the cervical lymph node metastasis was rare (12%) and cranial nerve invasion was common (58%). Results: After a median follow-up of 60.8 months (5.0-245.2 months), the 5- and 10-year overall survival rates, free-disease survival rates, local regional control rates and metastasis-free survival rates were 66% and 29%, 41% and 27%, 61% and 40%, 62% and 62%, respectively. Among the 20 patients (61%) with recurrence, 15 had local regional failure (13 in situ and 2 in cervical lymph node), and 9 had distant metastasis (5 in the lung, 2 in the lung and bone, 1 in the liver and 1 in the bone). Univariate analysis showed that clinical stage was a prognostic factor (I + II vs III + IV, P=0.009), while treatment modality(radiotherapy alone vs multimodality therapy) was not. Conclusions: Nasopharyngeal ACC is a locally aggressive disease with a long course. Either radiotherapy alone or multimodality therapy( S + R/R + S) is effective in the treatment. (authors)

  14. Carcinome à cellule vitreuse du col de l'utérus: à propos d'un cas et revue de littérature

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    Hakimi, Ihssane; Zazi, Abdelghani; Chahdi, Hafsa; Guelzim, Khalid; Kouach, Jaouad; Babahabib, Myabdellah; Elhassani, Myehdi; Rahali, Driss Moussaoui; Dehayni, Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    Le carcinome à cellule vitreuse du col de l'utérus est un type de histologique rare de cancer du col de l'utérus qui survient à un âge plus jeune, et s'associe au risque élevé d’échec thérapeutique et le pronostic est plus mauvais en comparaison au type cellulaire squameux. La radiothérapie est associée au risque diminué de récidive. Le but de cette étude est de récapituler à travers d'une observation et une revue de littérature les données sur l'incidence, le comportement clinique et la survie globale de patients avec le carcinome à cellule vitreuse du col de l'utérus. PMID:26664556

  15. Diagnosis and Treatment of Tracheal or Bronchuotracheal Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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    Ming QIN

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Background and objective Adenoid cystic carcinoma is primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma with low malignancy, and 43 patients treated in the past 50 years in our hospital were retrospectively studied. The aim of this study is to discuss the clinical symptoms, pathologic characteristic and therapeutic method of primary tracheal or bronchuotracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma. Methods This study summarized total 43 patients of primary tracheal or bronchus adenoid cystic carcinoma treated in our hospital from Jan. 1958 to Dec. 2007. Among them, 40 patients were treated by surgical resection, and 3 patients were treated by fiberoptic bronchoscope’s interventional treatment. Results The 1-yr, 3-yr, 5-yr survival rates of the 43 patients above were 100% (41/41, 89.5% (34/38, 87.1% (27/31, respectively. Conclusion Primary tracheal or bronchus adenoid cystic carcinoma are rare and low malignancy carcinoma. The clinical symptoms of them are not typical. The best treatment is early detection and taking measures of operation plus radiotherapy. The other palliative treatment is fiberoptic bronchoscope’s interventional treatment.

  16. 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.

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    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.

  17. Comprehensive Cytomorphologic Analysis of Pulmonary Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma: Comparison to Small Cell Carcinoma and Non-pulmonary Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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    Kim, Seokhwi; Chu, Jinah; Kim, HoJoong; Han, Joungho

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    Background: Cytologic diagnosis of pulmonary adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) is frequently challenging and differential diagnosis with small cell carcinoma is often difficult. Methods: Eleven cytologically diagnosed cases of pulmonary AdCC were collected and reviewed according to fifteen cytomorphologic characteristics: small cell size, cellular uniformity, coarse chromatin, hyperchromasia, distinct nucleolus, frequent nuclear molding, granular cytoplasm, organoid cluster, sheet formation, ir...

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

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    Sinaa, Mohamed; Oukabli, Mohamed; Albouzidi, Abderahmane

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    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...

  19. 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

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    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.

  20. 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.

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    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.

  1. 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

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    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.

  2. ROLE OF ADENOID AND NASOPHARYNGEAL FLORA IN THE ETIOLOGY OF SEROUS OTITIS MEDIA

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To identify the common bacteria found in the nasopharynx of patients of serous otitis media, to study the prevalence of adenoiditis in patient of serous otitis media and to study the bacteria isolated from operated adenoid tissue of patients of serous otitis media. METHOD AND MATERIA LS : Study was carried out on clinically diagnosed 40 cases of serous otitis media. Patients were operated under general anaesthesia. At the commencement of the surgery, a sterile swab was taken with an applicator from the surface of the adenoid. Prior to surgery, the adenoid tissue was palpated and confirmed. Adenoidectomy was done by curettage method using adenoid curette and the specimen was immediately transported in normal saline to the microbiology lab in a sterile bottle along with the surface swab. RESULT: 95% culture shows bacterial growth , males are more common in serous otitis media and most bacteria isolated from nasopharyngeal swab and adenoid are Gram positive bacteria includes Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus species, Streptococcus viridians, Streptococcus pyogenes and Gram negative bacteria includes Moraxella catarrhalis, Klebsiella pneumonia. CONCLUSION: T he nasopharyngeal and adenoid bacterial flora is polymicrobial in nature and there is no difference in the pathogens isolated from nasopharynx swab or adenoid culture in patients of serous otitis media.

  3. 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

  4. Montelukast in Adenoid Hypertrophy: Its Effect on Size and Symptoms

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    Shokouhi, Farshid; Meymaneh Jahromi, Ahmad; Majidi, Mohamad Reza; Salehi, Maryam

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (AH) is considered the most common cause of upper respiratory tract obstruction among children. It results in a spectrum of symptoms from mouth breathing, nasal obstruction, hyponasal speech, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to growth failure and cardiovascular morbidity. Adenotonsillectomy is a typical strategy for patients with AH, but may lead to serious complications such as bleeding (4–5%) and postoperative respiratory compromise (27%), especially among young children, as well as recurrence of adenoid tissue (10–20%). Thus, non-surgical therapies have attracted considerable attention as an alternative strategy. The inflammatory mechanism proposed for AH has lead to the use of anti-inflammatory drugs to manage this condition. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of chewable tablets of montelukast, a cysteinyl- leukotriene receptor antagonist, in children with AH. Materials and Methods: Sixty children between the ages of 4–12 years with >75% choanal obstruction on primary nasal endoscopy were recruited in this randomized, placebo-controlled trial and randomly divided into two groups. The study group was treated with montelukast 5 mg daily for 12 weeks while the control group received matching placebo for the same period of time. A questionnaire was completed by each child’s parent/guardian to assess the severity of sleep discomfort, snoring, and mouth breathing before and after the intervention. Results: Adenoid size decreased in 76% of the study group compared with 3% of the placebo group after 12 weeks. A statically significant improvement was observed in the study group compared with the placebo group in terms of sleep discomfort, snoring, and mouth breathing. The symptoms average total score dropped from 7.7 to 3.3 in the study group, while in the placebo group the total score changed from 7.4 to 6.7. Conclusion: Montelukast chewable tablets achieved a significant reduction in adenoid size and improved the related clinical symptoms of AH and can therefore be considered an effective alternative to surgical treatment in children with adenoid hypertrophy. PMID:26788489

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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....

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

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    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......%, 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 with prognosis. 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...

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

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

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    outcome (p <0.001). Perineural invasion and adjuvant treatment (radiotherapy or chemoradiation) were not associated with prognosis. 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......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......%, 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...

  11. Macroglossia caused by adenoid cystic carcinoma. Case report.

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    Luna Ortiz, Kuauhyama; Carmona Luna, Tania; Herrera Gómez, Angel; Cano Valdez, Ana Maria

    2008-06-01

    A 33-year-old woman sought medical care at our institution for macroglossia. She had been treated before with tracheostomy and gastrostomy due to an adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the mobile tongue, in clinical stage IVC. She was subjected to total glossectomy with larynx preservation, modified radical dissection of the right neck and of the left supraomohyoid muscle, as well as reconstruction using a free flap from the rectus abdominus. The histological report described a 15x11 cm solid type ACC of the mobile tongue (grade III), with infiltration to adjacent soft tissues, vascular and lymphatic vessels, as well as two metastatic lymph nodes in the right neck dissection. One month after surgery, bone and bilateral pulmonary tumor activity became evident. In advanced-stage tumors, treatment must be individualized, and when accompanied by severe deterioration of the quality of life, surgery is recommended independently from the extension, provided that a good reconstruction is accomplished. PMID:18521061

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

  14. 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.

  15. 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)

  16. 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.)

  17. 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.

  18. Clinical study of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the parotid gland

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    We report results of a retrospective study of 12 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) in the parotid gland. Local pain was often observed in ACC among other malignant parotid tumors. Although fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNA) was not effective for preoperative diagnosis, frozen section diagnosis (FS) during surgery showed excellent results. Cases with T3 or T4 underwent total or enlarged parotidectomy, but, often showed positive surgical margins. Postoperative radiation therapy seemed useful in these cases and the 5- and 10- year disease-specific survivals in these 12 cases were 90.0% and 80.8%. These compare favorably with other reports in the literature. All 12 cases showed N0 and no cervical relapse with or without neck dissection, indicating little effectiveness in prophylactic neck dissection. Tumor size, positive surgical margins, and perineural invasion are risk factors for this tumor as mention previously. Patients with perineural invasion, especially preoperative facial nerve palsy (T4a), are more likely to fail than those with two other factors, so, it seems conceivable for cases of T4a to undergo more positive treatment with surgery and postoperative radiation. (author)

  19. 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%.

  20. [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

    2014-01-01

    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

  1. 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

    2015-12-01

    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

  2. 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%.

  3. 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

    2016-01-01

    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

  4. 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

  5. Detection of Respiratory Viruses and Atypical Bacteria in Children's Tonsils and Adenoids?

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    Drago, Lorenzo; Esposito, Susanna; Vecchi, Elena De; Marchisio, Paola; Blasi, Francesco; Baggi, Elena; Capaccio, Pasquale; Pignataro, Lorenzo

    2007-01-01

    The tonsils and adenoids of 44 children were analyzed for the detection of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Viruses were detected in 47.7% of the children and 37.3% of the specimens, with adenovirus and parainfluenza viruses being the most frequently detected microorganisms.

  6. 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

    2015-01-01

    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

  7. 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...

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

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    Gabriela KOPACHEVA

    2004-12-01

    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.

  9. Growth of the nasopharynx and adenoidal development in Brazilian subjects Crescimento da nasofaringe e desenvolvimento da adenóide em brasileiros

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    Beatriz de Souza Vilella; Oswaldo de Vasconcelos Vilella; Hilton Augusto Koch

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to study the growth of the nasopharynx and adenoid development. Lateral cephalometric radiographs obtained from 320 white Brazilian subjects between 4 and 16 years of age were used. All the participants were nose breathers and none of them had previously undergone adenoidectomy. Tracings were made from the radiographs and cephalometric measurements were performed. The results showed that adenoid sagital thickness is larger in the age group 4 - 5 years and decr...

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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

    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 p...

  14. Extradural Spinal Metastasis of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC): A Case Report

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    Vinod KUMAR; Nair, Rajesh; Upadhyaya, Sunil; Nayal, Bhavna; Shetty, Arjun

    2015-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumour of the major salivary glands. It accounts for 10-15% of all salivary gland tumours and 1% of all head and neck tumours. Surgical resection followed by radiation is the choice of treatment for ACC. However, late loco-regional recurrence and metastasis is often seen emphasizing the importance of long-term follow-up.

  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

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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

  16. 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

    2010-01-01

    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...

  17. 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

    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. ...

  18. [Histopathological and immunological analysis of hyperplastic palatine tonsils and adenoids in children with coexisting atopic dermatitis].

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    Modrzyński, Marek; Grochowski, Paweł; Zawisza, Edward; Lipiec, Agnieszka

    2003-01-01

    Allergic sensitisation of the airways occurs in the mucosa of the shock organ, or in the lymphatic stations draining these structures. The lymphatic structure closest to the nasal mucosa in humans is the adenoid and tonsils. Research done in respect to Waldeyer's ring on people dealing at the same time with allergy, is seldom the subject of dissertation in polish as well as world wide medical literature. In the enclosed dissertation, writers present the results of histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis of hyperplastic tonsils and adenoid, taken from children with coexisting atopy. The authors describe an immunohistochemical analyses of the hyperplastic human palatine tonsil. They present the expression of antigen CD3, CD20, CD45, CD68, EMA, SMA, Vimentin, Desmin, S-100, von Willebrand Factor, p35, Bcl-2, melanin, cytokeratin, estrogen receptor, progesteron receptor, kolagen IV and NSE in every region of pallatine tonsil. It is worthwhile to remark, that many of these cases, the presence of eosinophilia and subepithelial oedema was observed. Our immunohistochemical findings support the hypothesis that allergic sensitization takes place in the adenoid and tonsils. Furthermore, this study confirms that dendritic cells ad macrophages are involved and important in allergic disease. PMID:14593670

  19. 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.

  20. Lower Female Genital Tract Tumors With Adenoid Cystic Differentiation: P16 Expression and High-risk HPV Detection.

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    Xing, Deyin; Schoolmeester, J Kenneth; Ren, Zhiyong; Isacson, Christina; Ronnett, Brigitte M

    2016-04-01

    Lower female genital tract tumors with adenoid cystic differentiation are rare, and data on their relationship with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) are limited. Here we report the clinicopathologic features from a case series. Tumors with adenoid cystic differentiation, either pure or as part of a carcinoma with mixed differentiation, arising in the lower female genital tract were evaluated by means of immunohistochemical analysis for p16 expression and in situ hybridization using 1 or more probes for high-risk HPV (a high-risk probe covering multiple types, a wide-spectrum probe, and separate type-specific probes for HPV16 and HPV18) and when possible by polymerase chain reaction for high-risk HPV. Six cervical carcinomas with adenoid cystic differentiation admixed with various combinations of at least 1 other pattern of differentiation, including adenoid basal tumor (epithelioma and/or carcinoma), squamous cell carcinoma (basaloid or keratinizing), and small cell carcinoma were identified in patients ranging in age from 50 to 86 years (mean, 73 y; median, 76 y). All of these tumors were characterized by diffuse p16 expression. High-risk HPV was detected in 5 of 6 tested cases: 4 cases by in situ hybridization (all positive for HPV-wide-spectrum and HPV16) and 1 by polymerase chain reaction (HPV45). Seven pure adenoid cystic carcinomas (6 vulvar and 1 cervical) were identified in patients ranging in age from 27 to 74 years (mean, 48 y; median, 48 y). All of these tumors were characterized by variable p16 expression ranging from very limited to more extensive but never diffuse. No high-risk HPV was detected in any of these pure tumors. Lower female genital tract carcinomas with adenoid cystic differentiation appear to comprise 2 pathogenetically distinct groups. Cervical carcinomas with mixed differentiation, including adenoid cystic, adenoid basal, squamous, and small cell components, are etiologically related to high-risk HPV and can be identified by diffuse p16 expression. Pure vulvar and cervical adenoid cystic carcinomas appear to be unrelated to high-risk HPV and are distinguished from the mixed carcinomas by nondiffuse p16 expression. PMID:26645728

  1. Adenoid cystic carcinoma presenting as an ulcer on the floor of the mouth: a rare case report

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    Agwani, Khalid; Bhargava, Puneet; Kumar, Sreeja P.

    2014-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare epithelial tumour, and comprises about 1% of all malignant tumours of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is a malignant tumour which may develop in the trachea, bronchus, lungs or mammary glands, in addition to the head and neck region. Occurrences in the head and neck are mostly detected in the major salivary gland, oral cavity, pharynx and paranasal sinus where it presents as a slow growing firm nodular swelling. The aim of the article is to highlight the unique presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma as a solitary ulcer on the floor of the mouth. PMID:25368840

  2. 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...

  3. 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

  4. Cervico-facial adenoid cystic carcinoma: study of 102 cases. Influence of radiation therapy.

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    Miglianico, L; Eschwege, F; Marandas, P; Wibault, P

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    One hundred two patients with cervico-facial adenoid cystic carcinoma were treated with surgery alone, radiotherapy alone or both from 1951 to 1980. All the cases have a 5-year minimum follow-up. The local control rate is 55.5% at 5 years and 37.7% at 10 years. The 5-year local control rate is 44% with surgery alone, 65.8% with radiotherapy alone and 77.8% with post-operative radiotherapy. The difference between surgery alone and radiosurgical association is significant (p less than 0.01). The bone involvement diminished local control rate (32.2%/k 68.8%). The 5-year survival rate of the patients who recurred and have been retreated is 70.5%. The 5-year survival rate of the patients after the appearance of a metastasis is 38.1% and 2 patients have survived more than 10 years. The NED 5-year survival rate is 48.8%. There is no significant difference in the NED 5-year survival rate according to sites or treatments. The crude 5-year survival rate is 70%, 51.4% at 10 years and 32.2% at 15 years. Our study shows that adenoid cystic carcinoma have a peculiar and slow evolution. Surgery with post-operative radiotherapy obtains the best local control. These results and the radiosensibility of these lesions allow us to propose an aggressive treatment for the recurrence and the primary tumor of the directly metastatic patients. PMID:3032876

  5. Adjuvant Radiotherapy with Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy of Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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    Roshan, Vikas; Mallick, Supriya; Chander, Subhash; Sen, Seema; Chawla, Bhavna

    2015-01-01

    Background & Aim Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of lacrimal gland is a rare tumour with aggressive behaviour. There is sparse data to address optimum therapy for such tumours. So, the present study was aimed at evaluating the role of adjuvant three dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) in cases of incomplete (R1) resection along with review of literature pertaining to management of lacrimal adenoid cystic carcinoma Materials and Methods We retrospectively reviewed the demographic and treatment data of 10 biopsy proven ACC of lacrimal gland patients, treated from December 2006 to June 2013. They were treated with radiotherapy following surgical resection. Eight patients underwent gross total excision of the tumour mass (enbloc excision) followed by conformal radiotherapy to a dose of 60 Gray/30fractions/ 6 weeks. Two patients with advanced disease were treated with palliative radiotherapy after biopsy. Results The median age was 32 years. There were equal numbers of male and female patients. The median duration of symptoms was 7 months. At a median follow up of 21 months, eight patients had no evidence of disease and had complete tumour response, two patients worsened, and one of the two had systemic failure with bone metastasis. Conclusion Despite a small sample size and short follow, enbloc surgical excision with adjuvant radiotherapy is well tolerated and shows good control in ACC of lacrimal gland. PMID:26557600

  6. Intra-Adenoid Cyst: A Case Report with an Immunohistochemical Study and Review of Literature.

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    Matsumoto, Yuma; Yokoi, Hidenori; Ikeda, Tetsuya; Fujiwara, Masachika; Kamma, Hiroshi; Kohno, Naoyuki

    2015-01-01

    A woman in her 50s was referred to our department with the chief complaint of nasal congestion and pharyngeal discomfort. The patient had been diagnosed with sleep apnea at the Department of Internal Medicine, and had undergone nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) therapy, but her response to the treatment was poor. A cystic lesion occupying the nasopharynx, which was detected by nasopharyngeal fiberscopy, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, was thought to be the cause of the nasal congestion, pharyngeal discomfort, and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Consequently, the patient underwent extirpation of the lesion under general anesthesia for the purpose of obtaining a definitive diagnosis as well as for treatment of the nasopharyngeal tumor. The diagnosis of intra-adenoid cyst was eventually made based on the pathological findings, which revealed lymphoid tissue accompanied by expansion of the crypt, as well as inflammatory cell infiltration with follicular hyperplasia. After the operation, the patient reported subjective improvement of her symptoms, and began to respond to the nCPAP therapy for her sleep apnea syndrome. Nasopharyngeal cysts, in particular adult intra-adenoid cyst, are relatively rare. The outcomes of the current case indicated that the presence of a nasopharyngeal cystic disease was hampering the nCPAP treatment of refractory OSAS. PMID:26056506

  7. 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

    2016-02-01

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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 chirurgical...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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    Anita AM,

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    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

  13. 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

  14. Extradural Spinal Metastasis of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC): A Case Report

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    Nair, Rajesh; Upadhyaya, Sunil; Nayal, Bhavna; Shetty, Arjun

    2015-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumour of the major salivary glands. It accounts for 10-15% of all salivary gland tumours and 1% of all head and neck tumours. Surgical resection followed by radiation is the choice of treatment for ACC. However, late loco-regional recurrence and metastasis is often seen emphasizing the importance of long-term follow-up. We report an unusual case of extradural metastasis of ACC in the dorsal spine. The primary submandibular gland tumour was resected 11 y back. A recurrence had been detected two years prior to the occurrence of spinal metastasis. Surgical decompression was done which was followed by palliative radiotherapy. Patient is symptomatically better, ambulant and on regular follow-up. PMID:25738073

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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...

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

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    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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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

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    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...

  2. 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

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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 p...

  3. 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 ...

  4. A case of transient cortical blindness associated with hypercapnia as a result of extremely enlarged adenoid tissue.

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    Malbora, Baris; Malbora, Nihan; Avci, Zekai; Olgac, Asburce; Erkan, Alper Nabi

    2015-01-01

    Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is common among children, but it can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Among the well-known complications are obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, growth failure, cor pulmonale, and hypertension. One complication of adenotonsillar hypertrophy that has not been previously reported in the English-language literature is transient cortical blindness. We describe such a case, which occurred in a 6-year-old boy who presented with a sudden loss of vision and subsequent unconsciousness. He had experienced hypercapnia and was resuscitated via endotracheal tube ventilation. Laboratory and radiologic assessments found no pathology except for extremely enlarged adenoid tissue. Once the patient was stabilized, an urgent adenotonsillectomy was performed. The patient recovered well, and his vision and respiratory symptoms resolved. Severe hypertrophy of the adenoid tissue can cause hypercapnia and acidosis secondary to upper airway obstruction. The possibility of adenoid hypertrophy and hypercapnia should be kept in mind in cases of transient cortical blindness. Aggressive treatment, including early intubation and adenoidectomy, may lead to a rapid resolution of symptoms. PMID:25606839

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

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    2013-01-01

    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.

  6. 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.

    2014-04-01

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Pediatric adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland treated with intra-arterial cytoreductive chemotherapy.

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    Eneh, Amaka; Parsa, Kami; Wright, Kenneth W; Strube, Yi Ning J

    2015-06-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the lacrimal gland is the most common primary malignant tumor of the lacrimal gland. It typically affects patients in the fifth decade of life and presents with rapid progression of pain, ptosis, motility disturbances, and sensory deficits of less than 1 year's duration. ACC is rare in children. Due to early, aggressive perineural and bony spread, there is a high risk of intracranial extension. Additionally, due to frequent hematogenous and lymphatic spread, there is a high rate of distant metastases even after treatment, which can occur late up to a decade or more. The currently accepted treatment for ACC is radical exenteration with orbitotomy and adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Recently, intra-arterial cytoreductive chemotherapy (IACC) has been investigated as a neoadjuvant treatment modality. It has the advantage of increasing local concentration at the target tissue and decreasing systemic distribution. We report the first known pediatric case of ACC treated with IACC, followed by exenteration, radiation, and adjuvant intravenous chemotherapy. The patient was followed for 4 years, with no recurrence and no known complications. PMID:25890838

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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)

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. Prevalence of Panton-Valentine leucocidin and phenotypic and genotypic characterization of biofilm formation among Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from children with adenoid hypertrophy.

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    Emaneini, Mohammad; Khoramrooz, Seyed Sajjad; Shahsavan, Shadi; Dabiri, Hossein; Jabalameli, Fereshteh

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    Adenoids as a first line of host defense against respiratory microbes play an important role in majority of upper airway infectious and noninfectious illnesses. Bacterial pathogen can colonize on the adenoid tissue and probably act as a reservoir for them. To determine phenotypic and genotypic characterization of biofilm forming capacity of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from children with adenoid hypertrophy and prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene we collected 17 consecutive, clinically significant S. aureus isolates from children with adenoid hypertrophy undergoing adenoidectomy with one or more of the upper airway obstruction symptoms, nasal obstruction, mouth breathing, snoring, or sleep apnea. Biofilm formation was evaluated by colorimetric microtiter plate's assay. Gene encoding PVL and adhesion- or biofilm formation-encoding genes were targeted by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. According to the results, all strains produced biofilm. Seven (41.2%) isolates produced strong biofilm whereas 7 (41.2%) isolates produced week and 3 (17.6%) isolates produced medium biofilm. Regarding the adhesion- or biofilm formation-encoding genes, 16 (94.1%) isolates were positive for the gene eno, 13(76.4%) for icaA, 13 (76.4%) for icaD, 10 (58.8%) for fib, 10 (58.8%) for fnbB, 4(23.5%) for can, and 1(5.8%) for fnbA. The high prevalence of genes encoding biofilms and adhesins and phenotypic ability to form a biofilm by S. aureus strains emphasizes the pathogenic character of strains isolated from children with adenoid hypertrophy. PMID:26476288

  18. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the skull base: results with an aggressive multidisciplinary approach.

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    Ramakrishna, Rohan; Raza, Shaan M; Kupferman, Michael; Hanna, Ehab; DeMonte, Franco

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    OBJECT Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a locally aggressive tumor of salivary gland origin. Little data exist to guide treatment when this tumor extends to involve the structures of the skull base. METHODS Fifty-one patients with a diagnosis of ACC affecting the skull base were identified from a prospective database at MD Anderson Cancer Center (from 1992 to 2010). RESULTS Median follow-up for study patients was 6.75 years. The 5- and 10-year overall survival (OS) rates were 78% and 50%, respectively. Sixty-six percent of patients had progression of their disease. The 5- and 10-year progression-free survival (PFS) rates were 46.7% and 21.0%, respectively. Gross-total resection was achieved in 75% of patients, with 49% having microscopically negative margins at the time of first operation. On univariate analysis, resections with microscopically negative margins were associated with a significant OS advantage (20.1 ± 3.3 years) compared with resections that left residual disease, even if microscopic (10.3 ± 1.6 years, p = 0.035). In patients who underwent reoperation, the effect persisted, with improved OS in those with negative margins (21.4 ± 0.0 vs 16.7 ± 4.0 years, p = 0.06). The use of adjuvant radiotherapy was associated with an OS advantage (16.2 ± 2.5 vs 5.5 ± 2.2 years, p = 0.03) at initial diagnosis and improved PFS (7.8 ± 1.0 vs 2.1 ± 0.62 years, p = 0.005), whereas repeat irradiation provided no benefit. The use of adjuvant chemotherapy at diagnosis or at recurrence was not associated with any significant advantage. Multivariate analysis revealed margin-negative resection at initial operation and at recurrence retained OS significance, even after controlling for age, radiation therapy, and T stage. CONCLUSIONS ACC of the skull base is best treated with a multidisciplinary approach aimed at maximal, safe resection. Adjuvant radiotherapy should be offered, whereas chemotherapy does not confer benefit. PMID:26252456

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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)

  2. WIP1 stimulates migration and invasion of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma by inducing MMP-9 and VEGF-C.

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    Tang, Ya-ling; Liu, Xin; Gao, Shi-yu; Feng, Hao; Jiang, Ya-ping; Wang, Sha-sha; Yang, Jing; Jiang, Jian; Ma, Xiang-rui; Tang, Ya-jie; Chen, Yu; Liang, Xin-hua

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    The wild-type p53 induced phosphatase 1 (WIP1) is an oncogene overexpressed in a variety of human cancers. Here, we demonstrated that WIP1 silencing reduced MMP-9 and VEGF-C expression as well as migration and invasion of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) cells. Overexpression of MMP-9 or VEGF-C restored migration and invasion in WIP1 knockdown cells, indicating that MMP-9 and VEGF-C are downstream targets of WIP1 signaling. Levels of cyclin D1 and c-Myc, targets of Wnt/?-catenin pathway, were significantly decreased by WIP1 silencing. In addition, WIP1 expression was positively associated with metastasis and prognosis of ACC patients as well as with MMP-9 or VEGF-C in ACC tissues. PMID:25797250

  3. 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.

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

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    Zhang, Qibo; Choo, Sharon; Finn, Adam

    2002-01-01

    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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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    Zhou Quan

    2012-09-01

    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

  8. 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

    2015-03-01

    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 downregulation 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.

  9. 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

    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 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.

  10. 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.

    2015-03-01

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. Effects of small interfering RNA targeting thymidylate synthase on survival of ACC3 cells from salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma

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    Thymidylate synthase (TS) is an important target for chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer and high expression of TS has been associated with poor prognosis or refractory disease in several cancers including colorectal and head and neck cancer. Although TS is known to regulate cell cycles and transcription factors, its potency as a therapeutic target has not been fully explored in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). An ACC cell line (ACC3) was transfected with siRNA targeting the TS gene and inhibition of cell growth and induction of apoptosis-associated molecules were evaluated in vitro. In addition, the in vivo effect of TS siRNA on tumor progression was assessed using a xenograft model. Our results demonstrated that ACC3 cells showed significantly higher TS expression than non-cancer cell lines and the induction of TS siRNA led to inhibition of cell proliferation. The effect was associated with an increase in p53, p21, and active caspase-3 and S-phase accumulation. We also found up-regulation of spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase (SSAT), a polyamine metabolic enzyme. Furthermore, treatment with TS siRNA delivered by atelocollagen showed a significant cytostatic effect through the induction of apoptosis in a xenograft model. TS may be an important therapeutic target and siRNA targeting TS may be of potential therapeutic value in ACC

  13. 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.)

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the tracheobronchial tree: A decade-long experience at a health centre in Mexico

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    Arturo Cortés-Télles

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Mexico?s National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (NIRD is a third-level national reference center. Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (PACC is an uncommon neoplastic disorder; hence improvements in the description of this disease are needed. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective clinical study based on all consecutive patients with pathological diagnoses of PACC seen at the NIRD between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2009. Results: We identified 9 cases of PACC (67% female out of a total of 2,634 patients with lung cancer seen during the period analyzed. The mean age of those 9 patients was 41 years (IQR 36-57, and the frequency of PACC at our center was 0.3%. It is important to note that 67% of those patients had a history of smoking and that 6 of the 9 had the antecedent of previous exposure to biomass fuel smoke. Baseline arterial blood gas analyses revealed a median of 61 mmHg for pO 2 and 28.5 mmHg for pCO 2 . Median FVC was 78%, while FEV 1 was 77% with an FEV 1 /FVC ratio of 78. Death occurred in 56% of cases, and the median survival time was 17 months (IQR 6-26 after the initial diagnosis. Conclusions: The frequency of tracheobronchial PACC among patients with lung cancer was similar to that previously reported (0.3%. According to our results, lung function has no specific phenotype in this disease; however, some abnormalities could be related to potential risk factors such as tobacco use and exposure to biomass fuel smoke.

  19. 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)

  20. Immunohistochemical pattern of pleomorphic adenoma, polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma in minor salivary glands.

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    Nadia Zaib

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available To study the immunohistochemical pattern of CD 117, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP, smooth muscle actin (SMA and CD 43 in pleomorphic adenoma (PA, adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC and polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA of minor salivary glands.Twenty cases of PA, 20 cases of AdCC and 10 cases of PLGA were retrieved from record files along with their paraffin blocks at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Pakistan. New histological diagnosis was made on freshly prepared H&E sections followed by application and analysis of immunostains.The mean age of the patients was 44 ± 15 (mean SD (range; 17-86 years. There were 26 male and 24 female patients with a male to female ratio of 1.08:1. Fourteen cases of PA, 14 cases of AdCC and 6 cases of PLGA were positive for CD117. In case of GFAP, only 9 cases of AdCC and 3 cases of PLGA were positive; however, 16 cases of PA were also positive. Twelve cases of AdCC and 7 cases of PA were positive for SMA and half of the PLGA cases were also reactive. Nonetheless, the least expression was seen in case of CD 43, where only five cases of AdCC were positive. Six cases of PA and three cases of PLGA were also positive.Our results suggest that the use of GFAP, SMA, CD 117 and CD 43 as an adjunct to histological examination is not helpful in differentiating PA, AdCC and PLGA from one another.

  1. Therapeutic strategies for adenoid cystic carcinoma of the nasal and paranasal sinus from the long-term treatment results

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    This article presents long-term treatment results by analyzing 24 cases with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the nasal and paranasal sinus treated from 1975 to 1995 at Akita University Hospital and Chiba University Hospital. The basic strategies for treatment for ACC of the nasal and paranasal sinuses are en bloc tumor resection, followed by primary reconstruction of the maxilla. Preoperative and postoperative radiation were combined. Cumulative 5-year and 10-year survival rates were 70.6% and 47.1% for maxillary sinus tumors, respectively. Cumulative 5-year and 10-year survival rates for nasal tumors were 100% and 75.0%, and those for sphenoid sinus tumors were 50.0% and 0%, respectively. The patient with ethomoid sinus who needed skull base surgery is alive at 8.1 years after therapy. Treatment results closely correlated with tumor extension. Cumulative 5-year survival rates for T2, T3 and, T4 patients with maxillary sinus tumors were 85.7%, 71.4%, and 33.3%, respectively. And cumulative 10-year survival rates for T2, T3, and T4 were 71.4%, 42.9%, and 0%, respectively. The histopathological effects of preoperative radiation were Shimosato II a in 6 out of 10 patients, II b in 2, and III in 2, respectively. Only fast neutron therapy reached Shimosato III. Two of the patients with Shimosato II a died of distant metastasis. The above data suggests that, although radiation therapy alone cannot cure tumors, preoperative full-dose radiation may prevent the development of distant metastasis if it can achieve histopathological effects of a higher classification than Shimosato II b. Because chemotherapy and radiation is not very effective on ACC, the role of skull base surgeries for nasal-paranasal sinus malignancies that invade the skull base is valuable, particularly in cases having a relatively small mass in the ethmoid sinus. (author)

  2. Growth of the nasopharynx and adenoidal development in Brazilian subjects Crescimento da nasofaringe e desenvolvimento da adenóide em brasileiros

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    Beatriz de Souza Vilella

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this research was to study the growth of the nasopharynx and adenoid development. Lateral cephalometric radiographs obtained from 320 white Brazilian subjects between 4 and 16 years of age were used. All the participants were nose breathers and none of them had previously undergone adenoidectomy. Tracings were made from the radiographs and cephalometric measurements were performed. The results showed that adenoid sagital thickness is larger in the age group 4 - 5 years and decreases progressively. There is a slight increase in the age group 10 - 11 years, but afterwards the decrease continues. However, the nasopharyngeal free airway space does not decrease in the age group 10 - 11 years, despite the increasing thickness of the adenoid. This is attributable to the downward displacement of the hard palate, resulting in an increase of the free airway space due to growth. Although the nasopharynx follows a growth pattern similar to that of the rest of the body, adenoid tissue does not. Adenoidal development seems to differ from that of other lymphatic tissues, showing a peculiar pattern that can be revealed when hypertrophy due to infections and allergies is eliminated.O objetivo da pesquisa foi estudar o crescimento da nasofaringe e o desenvolvimento da adenóide. Foram utilizadas as radiografias cefalométricas de perfil obtidas de 320 indivíduos brasileiros brancos, cujas idades variavam entre 4 e 16 anos. Todos os participantes apresentavam respiração predominantemente nasal e não haviam sido submetidos previamente à adenoidectomia. A partir das radiografias foram feitos traçados cefalométricos, sobre os quais foram realizadas medições. Os resultados revelaram que a espessura sagital da adenóide é maior na faixa etária de 4 a 5 anos, regredindo, então, progressivamente, até a faixa etária de 10 a 11 anos, quando ocorre um leve aumento, voltando a diminuir em seguida. O espaço aéreo livre nasofaríngeo, entretanto, não diminui na faixa etária de 10 a 11 anos, mesmo diante do aumento da espessura da adenóide. Esse fato se deve ao deslocamento do palato duro para baixo, o que determina a ampliação do espaço aéreo livre em razão do crescimento. Apesar de a nasofaringe seguir um padrão de crescimento similar ao do resto do corpo, a adenóide não o segue. O desenvolvimento da adenóide parece ser diferente do dos demais tecidos de origem linfóide, apresentando um padrão peculiar que pode ser percebido quando se elimina a hipertrofia causada por infecções e alergias.

  3. 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

    2015-01-01

    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.

  4. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

    2015-10-01

    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

  10. Type III TGF-? receptor inhibits cell proliferation and migration in salivary glands adenoid cystic carcinoma by suppressing NF-?B signaling.

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    Xu, Dongyang; Li, Duo; Lu, Zhiyong; Dong, Xingli; Wang, Xiaofeng

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    It is known that the TGF-? superfamily receptors act as master regulators of cancer progression. However, alteration and role of type III TGF-? receptor (T?RIII, or betaglycan) as the most abundant of the TGF-? receptor has not been explored in salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). Here, we reported that tumor biopsies and matched normal human salivary glands from patients with ACC were examined for the expression of T?RIII. The expression of T?RIII protein is significantly decreased in ACC patients based on immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis. In vitro, a transient overexpression of T?RIII markedly induced apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in the G2/M phase, thereby inhibited cell viability and migration of ACC-M cells. Co-immunoprecipitation revealed that T?RIII, scaffolding protein-arrestin2 (?-arrestin2) and I?B? formed a complex. Transient overexpression of T?RIII decreased p-p65 expression and increased I?B? expression, which was abolished by knockdown of ?-arrestin2. The present study defines T?RIII as a biomarker exerting antitumor action on ACC progression.Gene therapy of T?RIII may be a powerful new approach for ACC disease. PMID:26531330

  11. 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.

  12. 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

    2015-11-01

    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?

  13. Thomsen-Friedenreich (T) antigen as marker of myoepithelial and basal cells in the parotid gland, pleomorphic adenomas and adenoid cystic carcinomas. An immunohistological comparison between T and sialosyl-T antigens, alpha-smooth muscle actin and cytokeratin 14

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    Therkildsen, M H; Mandel, U; Christensen, M; Dabelsteen, Erik

    -known markers of normal MEC/basal cells (i.e. alpha-smooth muscle actin and cytokeratin 14) with T (Thomsen-Friedenreich) antigen and its sialylated derivative: sialosyl-T antigen,) in 17 normal parotid glands and in two tumour types with MEC participation (i.e pleomorphic adenomas (PA) and adenoid cystic...... carcinomas (ACC)) using immunohistology with well-defined monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). Paraffin-embedded/fresh frozen tissue sections were studied from 33/17 patients with PA and 15/7 patients with ACC. In normal parotid tissue coexpression of alpha-smooth muscle actin, cytokeratin 14, T and sialosyl...

  14. c-Kit Expression is Rate-Limiting for Stem Cell Factor-Mediated Disease Progression in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Salivary Glands

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    Janyaporn Phuchareon

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC is an aggressive malignant neoplasm of the salivary glands in which c-Kit is overexpressed and activated, although the mechanism for this is as yet unclear. We analyzed 27 sporadic ACC tumor specimens to examine the biologic and clinical significance of c-Kit activation. Mutational analysis revealed expression of wild-type c-Kit in all, eliminating gene mutation as a cause of activation. Because stem cell factor (SCF is c-Kit's sole ligand, we analyzed its expression in the tumor cells and their environment. Immunohistochemistry revealed its presence in c-Kit–positive tumor cells, suggesting an activation of autocrine signaling. We observed a significant induction of ERK1/2 in the cells. SCF staining was also found in other types of non-cancerous cells adjacent to tumors within salivary glands, including stromal fibroblasts, neutrophils, peripheral nerve, skeletal muscle, vascular endothelial cells, mucous acinar cells, and intercalated ducts. Quantitative PCR showed that the top quartile of c-Kit mRNA expression distinguished ACCs from normal salivary tissues and was cross-correlated with short-term poor prognosis. Expression levels of SCF and c-Kit were highly correlated in the cases with perineural invasion. These observations suggest that c-Kit is potentially activated by receptor dimerization upon stimulation by SCF in ACC, and that the highest quartile of c-Kit mRNA expression could be a predictor of poor prognosis. Our findings may support an avenue for c-Kit-targeted therapy to improve disease control in ACC patients harboring the top quartile of c-Kit mRNA expression.

  15. 18F-FDG PET/CT in Patients with Initially Diagnosed Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Clinicoplathologic Correlation

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    We evaluated 18F-FDG PET/CT findings in initially diagnosed adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the head and neck in association with pathological subtype, staging, uptake comparison with squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) and prognosis. The subjects were 16 patients with initially diagnosed ACC of head and neck who underwent pretreatment 18F-FDG PET/CT. Histological subtype (solid pattern vs. tubular/cribriform pattern), SUVmax of size-matched SqCC of the head and neck as control group, disease-free survival (DFS) were compared with the SUVmax of ACC of the head and neck. Of total 16 patients, 6 had solid pattern and the remaining 10 had tubular/cribriform pattern. The SUVmax were significantly higher in solid pattern group than in tubular/cribriform pattern group (6.7±3.2 vs. 4.2±0.9, p=0.03). PET/CT found unexpected distant metastasis in 18.7% of patients (3/16) and changed the therapeutic plan in those patients. The SUVmax of ACC was significantly lower than that of size-matched SqCC (5.1±2.4 vs. 13.6±6.0, p18F-FDG uptake (SUVmax ?6.0) had significantly shorter DFS than those with low 18F-FDG uptake (SUVmax 18F-FDG uptake of ACC of the head and neck is significantly associated with histological subtype and DFS. 18F-FDG PET/CT may be useful for detecting unexpected metastasis. Since 18F-FDG uptake of tubular/cribriform ACC compared with SqCC is relatively low, it is necessary to interpret PET images carefully in patients without alleged ACC

  16. Mutations in the c-Kit Gene Disrupt Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling during Tumor Development in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Salivary Glands

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    Osamu Tetsu

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The Ras/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK pathway is considered to be a positive regulator of tumor initiation, progression, and maintenance. This study reports an opposite finding: we have found strong evidence that the MAPK pathway is inhibited in a subset of adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACCs of the salivary glands. ACC tumors consistently overexpress the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK c-Kit, which has been considered a therapeutic target. We performed mutational analysis of the c-Kit gene (KIT in 17 cases of ACC and found that 2 cases of ACC had distinct missense mutations in KIT at both the genomic DNA and messenger RNA levels. These mutations caused G664R and R796G amino acid substitutions in the kinase domains. Surprisingly, the mutations were functionally inactive in cultured cells. We observed a significant reduction of MAPK (ERK1/2 activity in tumor cells, as assessed by immunohistochemistry. We performed further mutational analysis of the downstream effectors in the c-Kit pathway in the genes HRAS, KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, and PTEN. This analysis revealed that two ACC tumors without KIT mutations had missense mutations in either KRAS or BRAF, causing S17N K-Ras and V590I B-Raf mutants, respectively. Our functional analysis showed that proteins with these mutations were also inactive in cultured cells. This is the first time that MAPK activity from the RTK signaling has been shown to be inhibited by gene mutations during tumor development. Because ACC seems to proliferate despite inactivation of the c-Kit signaling pathway, we suggest that selective inhibition of c-Kit is probably not a suitable treatment strategy for ACC.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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    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

  20. 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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    Shimoda Miyuki

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background 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. Methods 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. Results 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 [Gsk3β and transforming growth factor beta 2 [Tgf-β2], 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. Conclusions 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.

  1. 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 [Gsk3β and transforming growth factor beta 2 [Tgf-β2]), 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    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 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 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.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, otherwise 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.

  4. 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.

  5. MRI of cystic collection of the three joint; Les collections kystiques du genou en IRM

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    Boutry, N.; Cotten, A.; Dewatre, F.; Chastanet, P.; Gougeon, F. [Hopital R. Salengro, C.H.U., 59 - Lille (France)

    1997-09-01

    We present the main MR features of cystic lesions around the knee joint. Popliteal cysts are the most frequently seen. The usually result from extrusion of joint fluid into the gastrocnemio-semimembranosus bursa but they can have an atypical location or extension. They are most often due to a meniscal, ligamentous, degenerative or inflammatory joint disease responsible for a chronic joint effusion. Meniscal cysts are always associated with a horizontal tear. Medial meniscal cysts are larger and can extend far from the joint. Bursitis occur as a result of inflammation or infection of a bursa. Their location is stereotyped and they do not communicate with the knee joint. Ganglion cysts or ganglia are benign cystic lesions which can affect peri-articular tissues as well as subchondral bone or cruciate ligaments. MRI is now a simple and noninvasive way of obtaining etiologic diagnosis and guiding therapy. (authors). 46 refs.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

    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 consistente 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.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 hypoakusia 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.

  8. Inverse planned stereotactic intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in the treatment of incompletely and completely resected adenoid cystic carcinomas of the head and neck: initial clinical results and toxicity of treatment

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    Presenting the initial clinical results in the treatment of complex shaped adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACC) of the head and neck region by inverse planned stereotactic IMRT. 25 patients with huge ACC in different areas of the head and neck were treated. At the time of radiotherapy two patients already suffered from distant metastases. A complete resection of the tumor was possible in only 4 patients. The remaining patients were incompletely resected (R2: 20; R1: 1). 21 patients received an integrated boost IMRT (IBRT), which allow the use of different single doses for different target volumes in one fraction. All patients were treated after inverse treatment planning and stereotactic target point localization. The mean folllow-up was 22.8 months (91 – 1490 days). According to Kaplan Meier the three year overall survival rate was 72%. 4 patients died caused by a systemic progression of the disease. The three-year recurrence free survival was according to Kaplan Meier in this group of patients 38%. 3 patients developed an in-field recurrence and 3 patient showed a metastasis in an adjacent lymph node of the head and neck region. One patient with an in-field recurrence and a patient with the lymph node recurrence could be re-treated by radiotherapy. Both patients are now controlled. Acute side effects >Grade II did only appear so far in a small number of patients. The inverse planned stereotactic IMRT is feasible in the treatment of ACC. By using IMRT, high control rates and low side effects could by achieved. Further evaluation concerning the long term follow-up is needed. Due to the technical advantage of IMRT this treatment modality should be used if a particle therapy is not available

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. Pemphigoïde bulleuse révélant un carcinome bronchique

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    Janah, Hicham; Mahhou, Meryem; Souhi, Hicham; Zegmout, Adil; Naji-Amrani, Hicham; Raoufi, Mohamed; Elouazzani, Hanane; Rhorfi, Ismail Abderrahmani; Abid, Ahmed

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    La pemphigoïde bulleuse (PB) est la plus fréquente des dermatoses bulleuses auto-immunes, touchants préférentiellement le sujet âgé de plus de 70 ans. L'origine paranéoplasique de La PB est rarement rapportée. Cette lésion peut apparaitre de manière synchrone ou parfois être une manifestation révélatrice de la tumeur. Nous rapportons l'observation d'un jeune patient présentant un cancer bronchique métastatique révélé par une PB. Chez le sujet jeune fumeur, toute pemphigoïde bulleuse justifie ...

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

    1994-12-31

    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.

  14. Non-surgical management of hepatocellular carcinoma; Prise en charge non chirurgicale du carcinome hepatocellulaire

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    Merle, P. [Service d' hepato-gastroenterologie, hopital de l' Hotel-Dieu, 69 - Lyon (France); Inserm U871 -Oncogenese hepatique et hepatites virales-, 69 - Lyon (France); IFR62 Lyon-Est, universite Lyon 1, 69 - Lyon (France); Mornex, F. [Departement de radiotherapie-oncologie, centre hospitalier Lyon-Sud, 69 - Pierre-Benite (France)

    2010-10-15

    Most of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cannot benefit from surgical therapies. Among non-surgical options, only radiofrequency can challenge surgery for small size tumours. Conformal radiotherapy is likely highly efficient on solitary tumours, but controlled studies are warranted to conclude. Other options are purely palliative. Trans-arterial hepatic chemo-embolization is the goal-standard for multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma and Sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein invasion, leading to modest but significant benefit on survival rates. Yttrium-90 radio-embolization is under evaluation through controlled studies, and could be of major interest for multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma with or without portal venous invasion. (authors)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. The expression of aquaporin 1 in renal cell carcinomal before and after interventional treatment and its significance

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    Objective: To evaluate the effect of interventional treatment on the expression level and distribution of aquaporin 1 (AQP1) in renal cell carcinoma and its significance. Methods: Fifteen cases of renal cell carcinoma tissues which received chemotherapy embolism before nephrectomy and 12 cases of renal cell carcinoma tissues which only had nephrectomy were studied as test group. Twelve cases of normal kidney tissues were studied as control groups. RT-PCR, western blot analysis and immunohistochemical method were performed to detect the expression of AQP1 on different tissues. Results: In normal kidney tissues, AQP1 expressed in the capillary endothelia cells of glomerulus, epithelial cell of proximal tubules. In renal cell carcinoma tissues, AQP1 expressed in tumor cells and epithelial cells of capillary vessel. Expression of AQP1 remarkably decreased in renal cell carcinoma tissues compared with normal kidney tissues (Pixel intensity rate of AQP1 and ?-actin by RT-PCR methods were 0.935 and 0.855 respectively; AQP1 positive pixel intensity by western blot methods were 125.8 and 147.4 respectively; positive index of AQP1 pixel intensity by immunohistochemical method were 1.31 and 1.08, P<0.01). Expression of AQP1 remarkably decreased in renal cell carcinoma tissues which received chemotherapy embolism compared with renal cell carcinoma which only had nephrectomy (Pixel intensity rate of AQP1 and ?-actin by RT-PCR methods was 0.810; AQP1 positive pixel intensity by western blot methods was 159.7; positive index of AQP1 pixel intensity by immunohistochemical method was 0.82, P<0.05). Conclusion: Interventional treatment can depress the expression of AQP1 in renal cell carcinoma and suppress the growth and metastasis of renal cell carcinoma. (authors)

  20. 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)

  1. 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.

    2003-01-01

    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...

  2. 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.)

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. 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.

  9. 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.)

  10. 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.)

  11. 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)

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. Postoperative Adjuvant Radiotherapy for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Treatment Results and Prognostic Factors.

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    Hsuan-Chih Hsu

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: To analyze the treatment results and prognostic factors of patients with adenoidcystic carcinoma (ACC arising from the major and minor salivaryglands of the head and neck, and who received postoperative radiotherapyafter radical tumor resection.Methods: Between October 1987 and December 1999, 25 patients with ACC of thehead and neck were treated with radical surgical resection and postoperativeadjuvant irradiation without chemotherapy. Using appropriate radiation techniquesto the tumor bed, total doses ranged from 44 to 68.4 Gy. All patientshad a minimum of 2 years of follow-up.Results: The 5-year overall survival rate, local control rate, and distant metastasis-freerate were 75%, 83%, and 66%, respectively. To the present, 2 patients hadexperienced recurrence at the primary sites, and 1 had regional lymph nodemetastasis. Distant metastases developed in 7 patients (28%, of whom 6(86% were disease-free at the primary site. The lung was the most commondistant metastatic site. In multivariate analysis, the only statistically significantprognostic factor for a distant metastasis-free rate was the stage at presentation( p = 0.009.Conclusion: Patients with an advanced stage of disease had higher distant metastasis rateseven when receiving postoperative radiotherapy. Distant metastasis is stillthe main problem in the management of ACC of the head and neck.However, more-effective treatment for this problem is still lacking.

  15. [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

  16. 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

    2013-01-01

    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...

  17. 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.)

  18. 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.)

  19. 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)

  20. 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)

  1. 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

  2. {sup 99m}Tc-HMDP uptake mechanism in calcified transitional cell carcinoma; Mecanisme de fixation du {sup 99m}Tc-HMDP sur les carcinomes urotheliaux calcifies de vessie

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    Biyi, A.; Doudouh, A.; Oufroukhi, Y. [Hopital Militaire d' Instruction Mohammed-V, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, Rabat (Morocco); El Abbar, M. [Hopital Militaire d' Instruction Mohammed-V, Service d' Urologie, Rabat (Morocco); Al Bouzidi, A. [Hopital Militaire d' Instruction Mohammed-V, Service d' Anatomie Pathologique, Rabat (Morocco)

    2009-02-15

    We report a case of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder visualized on a {sup 99m}Tc-HMDP bone scintigraphy. CT demonstrated irregular tumor of the bladder with curvilinear calcifications on the surface areas and multiple bilateral pulmonary metastases. Bone scintigraphy showed intense uptake corresponding to the bladder tumor and two bone metastases on the left femur. A few days later, the patient underwent retrograde injection of {sup 99m}Tc-HMDP into the bladder. Imaging made after voiding showed a tumour uptake of the skeletal labelled agent. Through this case report, we debate {sup 99m}Tc-bi-phosphonate uptake mechanisms in transitional cell carcinoma. (authors)

  3. Effets des nanoparticules de siRNA-Squalène sur les oncogènes de jonction RET/PTCs dans le carcinome papillaire de la thyroïde : études moléculaires, cellulaires et investigations précliniques

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    Le cancer papillaire de la thyroïde (PTC) est celui le plus fréquent de la thyroïde. Il est caractérisé par des réarrangements chromosomique affectant le gène RET, dont les plus fréquemment observés sont RET/PTC1 et RET/PTC3. Les oncogène de jonction sont spécifiques à la tumeur et représentent une cible privilégiée pour une thérapie ciblée par des petits ARN interférents (siRNA). Notre but est d’introduire une nouvelle approche pharmacologique par siRNA pour les PTC. Pour réaliser nos expéri...

  4. 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.)

  5. 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.)

  6. 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

  7. 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)

  8. 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

  9. 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.)

  10. 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

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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)

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

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    ... For Kids For Parents MORE ON THIS TOPIC Strep Throat Tonsillitis Mononucleosis Tonsils and Tonsillectomies Peritonsillar Abscess Enlarged Adenoids The Scoop on Strep Throat What's Mono? Tonsillitis Enlarged Adenoids Peritonsillar Abscess Mononucleosis ...

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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 ...

  16. Intensity-Modulated or Proton Radiation Therapy for Sinonasal Malignancy

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    2016-02-10

    Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Sinonasal Carcinoma; Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma; Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma; Schneiderian Carcinoma; Myoepithelial Carcinoma; Esthesioneuroblastoma; Melanoma

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Torsion d'annexe après hystérectomie abdominale: une première observation

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    Elhjouji, Abderrahman; Zahdi, Othman; Baba, Hicham; Belhamidi, Said; Bounaim, Ahmed; Aitali, Abdelmounaim; Sair, Khalid

    2015-01-01

    La torsion d'annexes survient classiquement sur ovaires kystiques ou tumoraux. De rares cas de torsion ont été rapports dans la littérature après hystérectomie laparoscopique. Nous rapportons la première observation de torsion d'annexe survenant sur annexe normale après hystérectomie abdominale et décrivons les particularités de cette forme clinique. PMID:26759694

  1. 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 traitement associe la chirurgie, la radiothérapie et la chimiothérapie. L'hormonothérapie n'a pas de place. Le pronostic est sombre. L'histopathologie combinée à l'immunohistochimie permet de poser un diagnostic sure. Etant donné que la prise en charge thérapeutique est limitée, une nouvelle approche moléculaire pourrait modifier cette contribution faible et mal cernée des traitements systémiques classiques. Les patientes atteintes de carcinome métaplasique mammaire pourraient bénéficier de traitements ciblés, ce qui reste à confirmer par des essais cliniques. PMID:25870723

  2. 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...

  3. Elevated hepatocyte paraffin 1 and neprilysin expression in hepatocellular carcinoma are correlated with longer survival

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    Mondada D.

    2006-01-01

    Résumé de l'article Le carcinome hépatocellulaire reste une tumeur maligne de mauvais pronostic. Le but de cette étude rétrospective est d'étudier l'expression immunohistochimique semi-quantitative d'Hep Par 1 (hepatocyte paraffin 1) et de CD 10 (CALLA ou neprilysin) et leur valeur pronostique sur un collectif de 97 patients avec un carcinome hépatocellulaire traité à visée curative. Hep Par 1 réagit avec un épitope spécifique de l'hépatocyte au niveau de la membrane mitochondriale et se prés...

  4. Carninome intracanalaire (in situ) du sein : pouvons-nous raisonnablement éviter la radiothérapie pour certaines patientes opérées ?

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    COUCKE, Philippe; BARTHELEMY, Nicole; JANSEN, Nicolas; Trivière, N.; JERUSALEM, Guy

    2008-01-01

    Dans le cadre de la prise en charge multidisciplinaire du carcinome intracanalaire du sein (carcinome intra-canalaire in situ = DCIS = Ductal Carcinoma In Situ), on évoque souvent la possibilité de renoncer à la radiothérapie complémentaire après un geste de chirurgie conservatrice. S’il est vrai que la radiothérapie, dans ce contexte, n’apporte pas de bénéfice en survie, il n’en reste pas moins qu’on observe à long terme un effet bénéfique en contrôle local. Il existe un effet significativem...

  5. Late complications and sequelae of radiotherapy of adult's nasopharyngeal carcinomas. A study of 79 patients in Gustave-Roussy Institute. Complications tardives et sequelles de la radiotherapie des carcinomes du nasopharynx chez l'adulte. A propos de 79 patients traites a l'institut Gustave-Roussy entre 1970 et 1978

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    Bensadoun, R.J. (Centre Antoine-Lacassagne, 06 - Nice (FR)); Eschwege, F.; Schwaab, G.; Wibault, P. (Centre de Lutte contre le Cancer Gustave Roussy, 94 - Villejuif (FR))

    1991-01-01

    179 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, all older than 16 years, were treated by radiotherapy at the Gustave-Roussy Institute. Seventy-nine of these patients, in complete remission two months after irradiation at curative doses, were followed up for at least one year after completion of therapy. All sequelae and complications attributable to treatment which occurred from one to 16 years after irradiation were recorded with the aid of grading systems, and the circumstances of their occurrence and their evolution were compared to similar information in the literature. Analysis of this follow-up data revealed a non-negligible frequency of crippling late complications comparable to the rates reported in major studies on exclusive radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinomas. In terms of quality of survival for example, this study revealed that the percentage of disease-free patients who present a highly disturbed life rose significantly between 4 and 10 years of follow-up: 1.9% 4 years after irradiation, 19% at ten years (P U 0.01). However, more than 3/4 disease-free patients lead a normal or hardly disturbed life at 10 years. The accumulation of complications in certain patients has to be emphasized: at 7 years, 30% of the patients accounted for 70% of recorded complications. Therefore, this study under scores the need for optimization of therapeutic protocols (through technical and ballistic improvement of irradiation, and association with chemotherapy for example) to prevent as much as possible late radiation-induced disease.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.)

  8. Irradiation of hepatocellular carcinoma: Impact of breathing on motions and variations of volume of the tumor, liver and upper abdominal organs; L'irradiation des carcinomes hepatocellulaires: impact de la respiration sur les mouvements et variations de volume de la tumeur, du foie et des organes intra-abdominaux

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    Kubas, A.; Mornex, F.; D' Hombres, A.; Lorchel, F.; Chapet, O. [Centre hospitalier Lyon-Sud, Service de Radiotherapie-oncologie Rhone-Alpes, 69 - Pierre-Benite (France); Merle, P. [Hopital de l' Hotel-Dieu, Service d' Hepatogastroenterologie, 69 - Lyon (France)

    2008-12-15

    Purpose: To evaluate the amplitude of motion and the variations of volume of the tumor, the liver and upper abdominal organs induced by breathing during the irradiation of hepatocellular carcinoma (H.C.C.). Material and methods: Two scanners were performed in inhale and in exhale not forced in 20 patients with a H.C.C.. The liver (left/right lobes), the tumor, the duodenum, the two kidneys and the pancreas were delineated on each acquisition. The superposition of the two spirals made it possible to measure the displacements and variations of volume of these structures in the cranio caudal (C.C.), lateral (Lat), and anteroposterior (A.P.) directions. Results:The mean displacement of the tumour in C.C., Lat and A.P. was of 19.7 {+-} 8.3 mm, 4.5 {+-} 2.3 mm, and 8.9 {+-} 6.5 mm. The greatest amplitude of movement was obtained in C.C. for the right and left hepatic lobes (19 {+-} 6.5 mm, 10 {+-} 5.6 mm), the duodenum(12.6 {+-} 6.4 mm), the kidneys right and left (15.5 {+-} 6.1 mm, 16.2 {+-} 10 mm) and the pancreas (13.2 {+-} 6 mm). No significant variation of volume was observed for these organs. Conclusion: The movements of the tumour, the liver and the abdominal organs, induced by breathing are significant. The respiratory gating appears essential in particular with the development of new techniques of irradiation such as the intensity-modulated radiotherapy (I.M.R.T.) or the stereotactic body radiation therapy (S.B.R.T.). (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. 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.)

  11. Diagnostic performances of the S.R.S. (scintigraphy of somatostatin receptors) and of the PET-F.D.G. in the extension situation of the well differentiated endocrine carcinomas at high Ki67; Performances diagnostiques de la SRS et de la TEP-FDG dans le bilan d'extension des carcinomes endocrines bien differencies a Ki67 eleve ({>=} 10%)

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    Abgrala, R.; Leboulleux, S.; Deandreis, D.; Lumbroso, J.; Schlumberger, M.; Baudin, E. [Medecine nucleaire, institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, (France); Auperin, A. [Biostatistiques, Institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, (France); Dromain, C. [radiologie, institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, (France); Guigay, J. [pneumologie, institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, (France); Ducreux, M. [hepato-gastroenterologie, Institut Gustave-Roussy, Villejuif, (France)

    2009-05-15

    The results suggest that among 90% of patients with well differentiated endocrine carcinomas at high Ki, the PET-F.D.G. is more noticeable or equivalent to the scintigraphy of somatostatin receptors (S.R.S.). (N.C.)

  12. Does {sup 18}FDG PET-CT improve the detection of posttreatment recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in patients negative for disease on clinical follow-up?; Interet de la tomographie par emission de positons (TEP) au {sup 18}FDG dans le suivi des patients traites pour carcinome epidermoide des voies aerodigestives superieures (VADS) en remission clinique

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    Abgral, R.; Querellou, S.; Le Roux, P.Y.; Le Duc-Pennec, A.; Bizais, Y.; Salaun, P.Y. [CHU de Morvan, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, 29 - Brest (France); Potard, G.; Marianowski, R. [CHU de Morvan Cavale-Blanche, Service d' ORL, 29 - Brest (France); Pradier, O. [CHU de Morvan, Service d' Oncologie-Radiotherapie, 29 - Brest (France); Kraeber-Bodere, F. [CHU Hotel-Dieu, Service de Medicine Nucleaire, 44- Nantes (France)

    2009-02-15

    Introduction: post-treatment follow-up of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (H.N.S.C.C.) recurrence is a diagnostic challenge. Tissue distortions from radiation and surgery can obscure early detection of recurrence by conventional follow-up approaches such as physical examination (P.E.), computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. A number of studies have shown that {sup 18}Fluoro-fluorodeoxyglucose ({sup 18}F.D.G.) Positron emission tomography (PET) may be an effective technique for the detection of persistent, recurrent, and distant metastatic HNSCC after treatment. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the benefits (sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and accuracy) of {sup 18}F.D.G. PET using hybrid PET 'Computed tomography system (PET/CT) in the detection of HNSCC subclinical locoregional recurrence and distant metastases, in patients 12 months after curative treatment with a negative conventional follow up. Materials and Method Ninety-one patients cured from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) without any clinical element for recurrence were included. Whole-body {sup 18}F.D.G. PET/CT examination was performed 11.6 {+-} 4.4 months after the end of the treatment. The gold standard was histopathology or 6 months imaging follow-up. Result The whole-body {sup 18}F.D.G. PET/CT of the 91 patients in this study consisted of 52 negative and 39 positive results. Nine of these patients who exhibited abnormal {sup 18}F.D.G. uptake in head and neck area did not have subsequently proven recurrent HNSCC (false positive). Thirty had proven recurrence (true positive). All 52 patients with negative readings of {sup 18}F.D.G. PET/CT remained free of disease at 6 months (true negative). The sensitivity and specificity of {sup 18}F.D.G. PET/CT in this study for the diagnosis of HNSCC recurrence were 100% (30/30) and 85% (52/61) respectively. The positive predictive value was 77% (30/39). The negative predictive value was 100% (52/52). The overall accuracy was 90% (82/91). Conclusion: the results of our study confirm the high effectiveness of {sup 18}F.D.G. PET/CT in assessment of HNSCC recurrence. It suggests that this modality is more accurate than conventional follow-up PE alone in the assessment of patient recurrence after previous curative treatment for HNSCC. Therefore, a PET study could be systematically proposed at 12 months after the end of the treatment. (authors)

  13. 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

  14. Impact of {sup 18}F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography (F.D.G.-PET) in recurrent colorectal cancer; Evaluation de la TEP au {sup 18}F-F.D.G. dans l'exploration de la recidive des carcinomes colorectaux

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    Metrard, G.; Morel, O.; Girault, S.; Soulie, P.; Guerin-Meyer, V.; Lorimier, G.; Gamelin, E. [Centre Paul-Papin, 49 - Angers (France); Metrard, G.; Jeanguillaume, C.; Berthelot, C.; Le Jeune, J.J. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Service de Medecine Nucleaire, 49 - Angers (France); Parot-Schinkel, E. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Service de Recherche Clinique, 49 - Angers (France)

    2009-09-15

    Purpose The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance, the prognosis factors and the therapeutic impact of {sup 18}F-F.D.G. positron emission tomography (F.D.G.-PET) in the detection of recurrent colorectal cancers. Methods Sixty PET/CT with {sup 18}F-F.D.G. and CT were performed in 52 patients, at the Paul Papin cancer center between 2003 and 2005, following suspicion of colorectal cancer relapse. The F.D.G.-PET impact on the clinical management was studied by examination of multidisciplinary consultations results. Survival analysis were realized with a mean follow up of 2.2 years. Results Recurrence was confirmed for 50 explorations by histologic (n = 32), radiologic (n = 14) or clinical (n = 4) findings. Twenty patients died during the time of the study. On a patient based analysis, F.D.G.-PET sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy were 90, 90, 90% respectively compared with 74, 50 and 70% for CT. F.D.G.-PET changed the clinical management in 18 cases (30%). A positive F.D.G.-PET signal, more than one hepatic lesion, more than two lymph node lesions detected on F.D.G.-PET and more than two hepatic lesions on CT were characterized as bad prognostic factors for survival. Multivariate analysis showed that the only independent bad prognostic factor was the F.D.G.-PET detection of more than two liver lesions. Conclusion These results confirmed the important impact of F.D.G.-PET in the clinical management of patients with a suspected recurrence of colorectal cancer. (authors)

  15. Survival over ten years after chemotherapy by paclitaxel and carboplatin, followed by a concomitant chemo-radiotherapy in nasopharyngeal undifferentiated carcinomas; Survie a dix ans apres chimiotherapie par paclitaxel et carboplatine, suivie d'une chimioradiotherapie concomitante dans les carcinomes indifferencies du nasopharynx

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    Djekkoun, R.; Ferdi, N.; Bouzid, K. [CHU de Constantine, Constantine (Algeria)

    2011-10-15

    Based on 28 patients suffering from a cavum carcinoma and having been treated by neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (with paclitaxel and carboplatin) followed by a concomitant chemo-radiotherapy and an adjuvant chemotherapy, the authors analyse the response over time and identify the main causes of death. They also conclude that randomized studies are necessary to better asses the treatment efficiency. Short communication

  16. 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

  17. 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)

  18. 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.)

  19. 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.)

  20. 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)

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    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

  1. 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

  2. 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.)

  3. 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)

  4. Study of the correlation between immunohistochemistry of the initial tumor and PET/CT after recombining TSH (RHTSH) in case of tumor recurrence in differentiated thyroid carcinomas; Etude de la correlation entre l'immunohistochimie de la tumeur initiale et la TEP-FDG/TDM apres TSH recombinante (RHTSH) en cas de recidive tumorale dans les carcinomes thyroidiens differencies

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    Lansoy-Kuhn, C.; Mechken, F.; Edet-Sanson, A.; Vera, P. [Centre Becquerel and QuantIF LITIS EA4108, Service de medecine nucleaire, 76 - Rouen (France); D' anjou, J.; Cornic, M. [Centre Henri-Becquerel, service anatomopathologie, 76 - Rouen (France)

    2010-07-01

    Purpose: In patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma, the correlation between the value of thyroglobulin and the positivity of F.D.G.-PET remains controversial. We looked at whether the immunohistochemical criteria of the original tumor could be predictive of a positive PET in cases of tumor recurrence. Conclusions: on a larger series, we have not confirmed the results of Hooft (JCEM 2005). This study did not reveal immunohistochemical marker, present in the original tumor, which would be predictive of a positive PET-F.D.G. in the search for a recurrence. The study of NIS and GLUT1 expression is underway. (N.C.)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. Laryngeal adenoidcystic carcinoma

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    Mankodi R

    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. 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.).

  9. 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

  10. 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.)

  11. 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

  12. Carcinoma in situ of contralateral testis in patients with testicular germ cell cancer: study of 27 cases in 500 patients

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    von der Maase, H; Rørth, M; Walbom-Jørgensen, S; Sørensen, B L; Christophersen, I S; Hald, T; Jacobsen, G K; Berthelsen, J G; Skakkebaek, N E

    1986-01-01

    Carcinoma in situ in the contralateral testis was diagnosed in 27 of 500 patients (5.4%) with unilateral testicular germ cell cancer. Eight of the 27 patients received intensive chemotherapy for spread of their initial testicular cancer. Follow up biopsy studies did not detect changes of carcinom...

  13. Pleurésie massive après chirurgie du cancer de sein et arrêt précoce du Tamoxifène: à propos d’‘une observation

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    Ngombe, Léon Kabamba; Kangulu, Ignace Bwana; Nday, Chantal Mwenze; Tshanda, Migrette Ngalula; Ngoy Lumbule, John; Matanga, Pierre Mbayo; Sampatwa, Olivier Ngoy; Nzaji, Michel Kabamba

    2014-01-01

    Nous rapportons un cas de pleurésie massive droite probablement métastasique accompagnée d'un lymphœdème du membre supérieur droit ayant fait suite à une mastectomie et curage ganglionnaire indiqués pour un carcinome lobulaire du sein droit, associée à un arrêt précoce de la prise de Tamoxifène, vécu à Lubumbashi. PMID:25374634

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Drug: D06965 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available D06965 Formula, Drug Saikoseikanto Bupleurum root [DR:D06727], Japanese angelica root [DR:D06768 ... ] Nervous disease; Chronic adenoiditis; Ecozema in childhood ... Therapeutic category: 5200 Therapeutic category of ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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...

  20. 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 6 mois de recule d une récidive locale. PMID:25995809

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 caractère inflammatoire de la tumeur une chimiothérapie est démarrée avec bonne évolution clinique. A la fin de la chimiothérapie on prévoit de réaliser une mastectomie avec curage axillaire et en fonction des résultats définitifs, une radiothérapie. Une hormonothérapie sera envisagée une 2ème étude immunohistochimique sur la pièce de mastectomie. Vu la rareté des carcinomes neuroendocrines mammaires primitifs, il n'existe pas de standard thérapeutique et le pronostic demeure difficile à déterminer. PMID:24772221

  6. 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

  7. 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

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    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 ...

  8. Porocarcinome sudoral eccrine de la face: tumeur annexielle rare

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    Lakouichmi, Mohammed; El Bouihi, Mohamed; Zrara, Ibtissam; Lahmiti, Saad; Hattab, Nadia Mansouri

    2013-01-01

    Le porocarcinome sudoral eccrine est une tumeur cutanée maligne à point de départ glande sudorale. Un homme de 48 ans s'est présenté à la consultation avec une lésion simulant un carcinome basocellulaire de la tempe droite. La biopsie de cette lésion a révélé un porocarcinome eccrine. Le siège facial de cette tumeur est très rare. Elle pose un problème diagnostique et thérapeutique. Nous discutons les différents aspects de cette tumeur avec revue de la littérature. PMID:23734280

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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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    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.)

  15. 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

  16. Parotid carcinoma

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    Sørensen, Kristine Bjørndal; Godballe, Christian; de Stricker, Karin; Krogdahl, Annelise

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to investigate the expression of kit protein (KIT) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in parotid carcinomas in order to correlate the expression to histology and prognosis. Further we want to perform mutation analysis of KIT-positive adenoid cystic carcinomas....... PATIENTS AND METHODS: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded sections from 73 patients with parotid gland carcinomas were used for the study. The sections were stained with both KIT and EGFR polyclonal antibodies. Twelve KIT-positive adenoid cystic carcinomas were examined for c-kit mutation in codon 816...

  17. 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; Therkildsen, Marianne Hamilton; Overgaard, Jens; Johansen, Jørgen; Kristensen, Claus Andrup; Homøe, Preben; Sørensen, Christian Hjort; Andersen, Elo Verner; Bundgaard, Troels; Primdahl, Hanne; Lambertsen, Karin; Andersen, Lisbeth Juhler; Godballe, Christian

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    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...

  18. 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

  19. Mucocèle appendiculaire: à propos d'un cas observé à Lubumbashi

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    Wakunga, Eric; Mukuku, Olivier; Bugeme, Marcellin; Tshiband, Moïse; Kipili, Audifax; Mobambo, Pitchou; Arung, Willy; Wakunga, Warach

    2014-01-01

    La mucocèle appendiculaire est une entité pathologique rare, mais potentiellement dangereuse, elle se présente sous différentes formes cliniques. Nous rapportons ici un cas d'une patiente âgée de 49 ans sans antécédents chirurgicaux chez qui nous avons découvert d'une façon fortuite cette affection. La clinique était celle d'un syndrome appendiculaire aigu patent et elle révélait une masse dans la fosse iliaque droite. Les examens de laboratoire ont montré une hyperleucocytose et une vitesse de sédimentation augmentée. L’échographie a démontré une masse kystique péricaecal. La patiente a subi une appendicectomie avec cæcectomie partielle et la pièce opératoire appendiculaire mesurait 153 mm de longueur et 64 mm de diamètre. L'analyse anatomopathologique de celle-ci a confirmé le diagnostic de mucocèle appendiculaire sans cellules de malignité. Les suites opératoires ont été simples et la patiente est sortie au cinquième jour postopératoire. PMID:25368725

  20. Kyste hydatique pancréatique: à propos d'un cas

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    Eljai, Rifki Saad; Boufettal, Rachid; Farah, Robleh Hassan; Chehab, Farid

    2015-01-01

    La localisation pancréatique du kyste hydatique est rare, même dans les pays ou la maladie hydatique sévit à l’état endémique. Il ne représentant que moins de 1% de l'ensemble des localisations.La symptomatologie souvent insidieuse après une longue évolution, dépend du siège du kyste hydatique, ce qui peut expliquer les difficultés du diagnostic, prêtant à confusion avec les autres lésions kystiques du pancréas. Elle touche exceptionnellement l'enfant. Nous rapportons une observation survenue chez une patiente de 20 ans, victime il y'a 3 ans d'un traumatisme fermé de l'abdomen, qui présentait depuis 2 mois des épigastralgies isolées, avec ictère. A travers cette observation et une revue de la littérature, nous discutons les difficultés diagnostiques et les modalités du traitement chirurgical de cette localisation inhabituelle de la maladie hydatique. PMID:26587123

  1. Kyste hydatique de la surrénale: à propos d'un cas

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    Mahmoudi, Ammar; Maâtouk, Mezri; Noomen, Faouzi; Nasr, Mohamed; Zouari, Khadija; Hamdi, Abdelaziz

    2015-01-01

    Le kyste hydatique de la surrénale reste une affection exceptionnelle et une localisation inhabituelle du kyste hydatique, même dans les pays où l'hydatidose sévit à l’état endémique. Nous rapportons un cas de kyste hydatique surrénalien révélé par des douleurs de l'hypochondre droit. Le diagnostic a été évoqué en préopératoire sur les données de la tomodensitométrie abdominale qui avait objectivé une masse kystique surrénalienne droite. La sérologie hydatique était positive. Le traitement chirurgical avait consisté en une résection du dôme saillant et avait permis de conserver la glande. Le kyste était univésiculaire contenant un liquide eau de roche avec une membrane proligère. Les suites opératoires étaient simples. La surveillance à distance, échographique et immunologique, n'avait pas décelé de récidive avec un recul de deux ans PMID:26587122

  2. 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

  3. 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

    2012-01-01

    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...

  4. 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

    2014-01-01

    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...

  5. 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

    2013-01-01

    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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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

    2011-01-01

    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...

  8. 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

    2014-01-01

    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...

  9. Les kystes hydatiques du foie rompus dans les voies biliaires: à propos de 120 cas

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    Moujahid, Mountassir; Tajdine, Mohamed Tarik

    2011-01-01

    Etude rétrospective rapportant une série de kystes hydatiques rompus dans les voies biliaires colligés dans le service de chirurgie de l'hôpital militaire Avicenne à Marrakech. Entre 1990 à 2008, sur 536 kystes hydatiques du foie opérés dans le service, 120 étaient compliqués de rupture dans les voies biliaires soit 22,38%. Il y avait 82hommes et 38 femmes. L’âge moyen était de 35 ans avec des extrêmes allant de 10 à 60 ans. La clinique était dominée par la crise d'angiocholite ou une douleur du flanc droit. L'ictère était isolé dans huit cas. La fistule biliokystique était latente dans plus de 50% des cas. Le traitement a consisté en une résection du dôme saillant dans103cas (85,84%), une périkystectomie chez 11 malades (9,16%) et une lobectomie gauche dans six cas (5%). Le traitement de la fistule bilio kystique a consisté en une suture chez 36malades et un drainage bipolaire dans 25 cas, La déconnexion kysto-biliaire ou cholédocotomie trans hépatico kystique selon Perdomo était pratiquée dans 49cas et une anastomose bilio-digestive cholédoco-duodénale dans 10 cas. La durée moyenne d'hospitalisation était de 20jours. Nous déplorons deux décès par choc septique et un troisième par encéphalopathie secondaire à une cirrhose biliaire. La morbidité était représentée par huit abcès sous phrénique, douze fistules biliaires prolongées et deux occlusions intestinales. Les kystes hydatiques rompus dans les voies biliaires représentent la complication la plus grave de cette pathologie bénigne. Le traitement repose sur des méthodes radicales qui sont d'une efficacité reconnue, mais de réalisation dangereuse et les méthodes conservatrices, en particulier la déconnexion kysto-biliaire qui est une méthode simple et qui donne de bons résultats à court et à long terme. PMID:22384289

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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...

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

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    Ehsan Khadivi

    2010-07-01

    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.

  14. 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

  15. CT and MRI features of perineural tumor spreading along the trigeminal nerve in malignant head and neck tumors

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    Objective: To study the imaging features regarding perineural spread of tumor along the trigeminal nerve in malignant head and neck tumors, investigate its usefulness in improving diagnostic accuracy and palnning for clinical treatment. Methods: Images in 9 patients with clinical or radiological findings suggestive of perineural spread along trigeminal nerve were retrospectively studied. Results: Among the 9 patients, 6 were adenoid cystic carcinoma of the hard palate (n=3), maxillary sinus (n=1), parotid gland (n=1) and buccal space (n=1), respectively. Two were nasopharyngeal carcinoma and 1 was squamous carcinoma of the maxillary sinus. Enlargement and fat effacement of greater palatine foramen and pterygopalatine fossa distant from primary diseases were seen in all the 3 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the hard palate and 1 with squamous carcinoma of maxillary sinus, furthermore, enlargement of foramen ovale and invasion of meckal cave was seen in 1 case. Erosion of infraorbital foramen and enlargement of the pterygopalatine fossa was seen in 1 patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma of maxillary sinus. Enlargement of pterygopalsatine fossa and foramen rotundum and invasion of the Meckal cave were seen in 1 patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma of buccal space. Perineural spread along auriculotemporal nerve and intracranial invasion through foramen ovale were seen in 1 patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma of parotid gland. Enhancement of mandibular nerve was seen in 2 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Conclusion: Perineural tumor spread along trigeminal nerve can be seen in malignant head and neck tumors, and knowledge of the anatomy of trigeminal nerve and its surrounding structures is important for correct diagnosis. (authors)

  16. 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.

  17. Radiotherapy in epithelial tumors of the parotid gland: Case presentation and literature review

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    Ravasz, L.A.; Terhaard, C.H.; Hordijk, G.J. (University Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands))

    1990-07-01

    A group of 113 patients irradiated for parotid tumor was studied retrospectively. Sixty-two patients were irradiated after superficial parotidectomy or enucleation of a pleomorphic adenoma. None of them had a recurrence after 5-15 years. Sixteen patients were irradiated postoperatively after surgery for a recurrence of pleomorphic adenoma. Only one of them had developed a recurrent tumor. Thirty-five patients with a malignant parotid tumor were treated by irradiation, 22 after surgery and 13 after biopsy only. Patients with a low malignancy tumor (10/11) and adenoid cystic carcinoma (6/12) responded better than patients with a high malignancy carcinoma (2/12). A tumor larger than 4 cm, facial nerve palsy, lymph node metastasis, and inoperability indicate a poor prognosis. With high dose radiotherapy it is possible to treat inoperable tumors successfully. Adenoid cystic carcinomas can respond well to irradiation alone.43 references.

  18. [Middle ear effusion and allergy in childhood].

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    Bachert, C; Keilmann, A; Ganzer, U

    1989-04-01

    Besides mechanical or infectious factors in the genesis of secretory otitis media IgE-mediated hypersensitivity has often been discussed. In order to estimate the importance of an allergic reaction in the development of middle ear disease, we examined 27 children having adenoids and a secretory otitis media. We documented the patients' history of allergy and determined the IgE-levels in the serum, the middle ear effusions and the adenoid tissue. 5 out of 27 children suffered from an allergy of the upper respiratory tract, but only in one child we found an elevated level of IgE in middle ear effusion. On the basis of our investigations and recent literature, we suggest that an allergic rhinitis might cause an Eustachian tube dysfunction in a few patients. There is no evidence of a local allergic reaction of the middle ear mucosa. PMID:2742640

  19. 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

  20. 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)

  1. 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)

  2. Coblation adenoidectomy our experience

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    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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. The bacterial interactions in the nasopharynx of children receiving adenoidectomy

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    Chen, Hao-Xiang; Lai, Chih-Ho; Hsu, Hui-Ying; Huang, Ju-Chun; Wu, Hua-Shan; Ho, Mao-Wang; Tsai, Ming-Hsui; Lin, Chia-Der

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    Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae are the common pathogens that colonize in the nasopharynx of children. Polymicrobial interactions are thought to play an important role in different sites throughout the human body. However, there are currently very few studies that investigate the interactions between S. aureus, S. pneumoniae, and H. influenzae in the nasopharynx. We retrospectively analyzed the adenoid tissue culture from 269 children who received a...

  6. Management of difficult airway in intratracheal tumor surgery

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    Agarwal Surendra K; Tewari Prabhat; Tyagi Isha; Goyal Amit; Syal Rajan

    2005-01-01

    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 th...

  7. 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

    2012-01-01

    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...

  8. 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...

  9. A histopathological study of lung cancer and other pulmonary malignant tumors in people exposed to the atomic bomb and non-exposed people in Hiroshima Pref

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    During cancer is likely to be more prevalent among A-bomb survivors based on epidemiological statistics. The histopathological classification of lung cancer was studied in 238 cases (57 exposed and 181 non-exposed) with onset in a period 1973 - 1977. None of the exposed patients had carcinoid, adenoid cystic carcinoma or mucoepidermoid carcinoma probably originating in the bronchial gland. Most of the exposed patients were slightly older than the non-exposed. Adenocarcinoma was more frequent among the exposed. (Chiba, N.)

  10. Imaging of nasopharyngeal cysts and bursae

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    Cysts and bursae of the nasopharynx are uncommon and seldom symptomatic when compared with malignant tumors of this region. However, it is noteworthy that in the presence of symptoms, a good knowledge of their radiological appearance is useful to establish the correct diagnosis. Cysts of Rathke's pouch, pharyngeal bursa of Luschka, Tornwaldt's cysts, retentional cysts of the seromucinous glands, oncocytic cysts, intra-adenoid cysts, branchial cysts, prevertebral or retropharyngeal abscess and pseudocysts of the nasopharynx will be discussed in this paper. (orig.)

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

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    Fahrija Skokic; Adnan Kapidzic; Fuad Brkic; Begzada Hasukic

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    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...

  12. 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

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    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...

  13. 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.

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    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-...

  14. 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...

  15. Continuing occurrence of thyroid carcinoma after irradiation to the neck in infancy and childhood

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    To determine whether the occurrence of x-ray-induced thyroid carcinoma has not declined, we examined 100 patients with a history of irradiation to the neck area. Irradiation had been given to tonsils (42 percent), adenoids (10 percent), tonsils and adenoids (7 percent) and thymus (30 percent), for acne (7 percent), and for various other reasons (7 percent). Operation was recommended to 18 of 26 patients with palpable abnormalities and 15 were operated upon; we found seven carcinomas, and eight benign lesions. Five of six carcinomas had invasive characteristics, with or without metastases, five of seven were multifocal, and six of seven had a follicular component. Of seven patients irradiated to both tonsils and adenoids and thus receiving higher radiation exposure, two had carcinoma, suggesting a dose relation. The overall 7 percent prevalence of carcinoma in unselected patients with a history of irradiation to the neck area is higher than expected and implies a continuing important public-health problem, at least in the Chicago area. (auth)

  16. Maspin and MCM2 immunoprofiling in salivary gland carcinomas

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The pathogenesis of salivary gland carcinomas is very complex and prognostic markers are difficult to find in these carcinomas of which the different subtypes have varying malignant potential. The study was conducted to examine the cellular distribution of maspin and MCM2 in salivary gland carcinomas and their value to predict lymph node metastasis. Materials and methods Fifty three paraffin blocks of different lesions (15 muco-epidermoid carcinoma, 14 adenoid cystic carcinoma, 3 epi-myoepithelial carcinoma, 5 salivary duct carcinoma, 5 malignant pleomorphic adenoma, 6 polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma and 5 acinic cell carcinoma were prepared for immunohistochemical staining with maspin and MCM2 antibodies. ANOVA and Pearson correlation tests were used for the statistical analysis of the results. Results All salivary gland carcinomas express maspin and MCM2 with variable cellular localization. There was a significant difference in the expression of each antibody between mucoepidermoid carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma and polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma. No association was found between examined markers and lymph node metastasis. Conclusions Salivary gland carcinomas express maspin and MCM2 with variable levels and cellular localization, consisting important markers of biological behavior in these tumors. The level of MCM2 expression can be used in the differential diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma and polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma. Further study with large sample size is recommended to assess their value in prediction of lymph node metastasis.

  17. 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.)

  18. Neuroendocrine tumor of the skin of head and neck

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    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.

  19. INTERESTING LESIONS OF BONE MARROW WITH SPECIAL REF ERENCE TO METASTASIS.

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Bone marrow examination is a commonly used diagnos tic modality in the evaluation of hemato-oncological disorders and in p atients with malignancies of visceral organs to detect metastasis. This study reviews clinical, hematological and pathological data of interesting cases with bone marrow involvement. Out of 490 bone marrow aspirations performed during a period of 4 years, 5 cases show me tastatic carcinomatous deposits which included adenocarcinomas(3, squamous cell carcinom a(1 and neuroendocrine tumour(1, Non-Hodgkins lymphomas(2, storage disorder(2, gran ulomatous lesions(1, gelatinous transformation(1. Fever, generalized weakness, los s of appetite and loss of weight were the main symptoms. Anemia and pancytopenia were the main hematological findings. Dry tap was a significant finding in bone marrow aspiration in ca ses of metastatic cancers.

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

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    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.

  1. 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

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    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

  2. 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)

  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. 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

    2015-01-01

    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

  5. Acetylcysteine Rinse in Reducing Saliva Thickness and Mucositis in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy

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    Mucositis; Oral Complications; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Salivary Gland 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 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 Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage I Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage I Salivary Gland Cancer; 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 Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage II Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Salivary Gland Cancer; 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 Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; 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 Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IVA Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVA Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVA Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; 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 Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVB Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVB Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; 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 Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVC Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVC Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVC Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVC Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Tongue Cancer

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

    2015-01-01

    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

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

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    Peeyush Shivhare

    2015-01-01

    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.

  12. 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

    2015-01-01

    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

  13. 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

  14. The relation between childhood obesity and adenotonsillar hypertrophy.

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    Daar, Ghaniya; Sar?, Kamran; Gencer, Zeliha Kapusuz; Ede, Hüseyin; Ayd?n, Reha; Saydam, Levent

    2016-02-01

    Childhood obesity is a common and significant public health problem all over the world. As a well-known fact obese children have an increased risk of obesity-associated comorbidities, including obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders at an earlier age compared to their normal weight peers. They also have an increased risk of poor self-esteem, greater body dissatisfaction, and increased peer teasing that lead to a lower health-related quality of life. While the presence of adenoid hypertrophy and increased rate of obstructive sleep apnea frequently co-exists in majority of cases. We have limited knowledge about the effect of adenotonsillar hypertrophy on development of childhood obesity. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between obesity, presence of adenotonsillar hypertrophy and the quality of life parameters in obese children as measured by the OSA-18 quality of life questionnaire. Fifty obese children aged between 3 and 18 years and 50 age- and gender-matched otherwise children were enrolled to the study. All subjects were routinely examined by the otolaryngologist before enrollment. The size of adenoid hypertrophy was measured using lateral cephalometric radiographs. The tonsils were also graded using the schema recommended by Brodsky et al. We used OSA-18 questionnaires to evaluate the subjects' quality of life issues. We found, 34 % of obese group had tonsillar hypertrophy while the rate was 6 % in control group. Similarly 16 % of obese group had tonsillar hypertrophy compared to only 4 % in non-obese group. It was also noted that total OSA-18 scores of obese group were significantly higher than those of non-obese group. In subgroup analysis of obese group, total OSA-18 score of obese subjects with either adenoid and/or tonsillar hypertrophy was significantly higher than that of obese subjects without adenoid or tonsillar hypertrophy. As the related literature suggests that the impact of adenotonsillar size on OSA symptoms is prominent especially in children under 7 years of age, but its impact on the development of childhood obesity is still controversial. Our results revealed a possible relation between adenotonsillar hypertrophy and obesity rates. Further studies on larger populations should be planned to better define the real impact of adenotonsillar hypertrophy in obese children. PMID:25876003

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

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    Karan Sharma

    2015-01-01

    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.

  16. Prevalence of Otitis Media with Effusion Among Primary School Age-Children and Etiopathogenic Examination

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    2011-01-01

    A prevalence study was carried out in order to look into the etiopathogenic relation of otitis media with effusion (OME) in primary school-age children. The study included ENT examination and a questionnaire that was carried out in 4 randomly selected schools on 1,165 children. 143 of the cases (12.2%) had OME. A significant relation between OME and adenoid vegetation was found (P0.05). As a result, OME is a common disease that can lead to other hard-to-cure health problems and be costly if e...

  17. 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)

  18. Imaging of nasopharyngeal cysts and bursae

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    Ben Salem, D.; Ricolfi, Frederic [CHU DIJON, Service de Neuroradiologie et de Radiologie des Urgences, Dijon, Cedex (France); Duvillard, Christian; Ballester, Michel [CHU DIJON, Service d' ORL, Dijon, Cedex (France); Assous, Dorothee [CHU DIJON, Service d' Anatomie et de Cytologie Pathologiques Faculte de Medecine, Dijon, Cedex (France); Krause, Denis [CHU DIJON, Service d' Imagerie Diagnostique et Interventionnelle, Dijon, Cedex (France)

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    Cysts and bursae of the nasopharynx are uncommon and seldom symptomatic when compared with malignant tumors of this region. However, it is noteworthy that in the presence of symptoms, a good knowledge of their radiological appearance is useful to establish the correct diagnosis. Cysts of Rathke's pouch, pharyngeal bursa of Luschka, Tornwaldt's cysts, retentional cysts of the seromucinous glands, oncocytic cysts, intra-adenoid cysts, branchial cysts, prevertebral or retropharyngeal abscess and pseudocysts of the nasopharynx will be discussed in this paper. (orig.)

  19. Histopathological Assessment and Immunohistochemical Study of Nasopharyngeal Low Grade MALT Lymphoma

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    Introduction: MALT lymphoma arises in a variety of body tissues, but most often in the stomach. Though relatively rare, these MALT lymphomas may arise within several sites in the head and neck, and often present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Immunohistochemical analysis are helpful in confirming the diagnosis between the MALT-lymphoma and the reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. MALT-type lymphoma demonstrated characteristic negative staining for CD3, CD5 and CD43, positive staining for CD20, and monotypic staining for either kappa or lambda light chain immunoglobulin markers, whereas reactive lymphoid hyperplasia all expressed Band T cell markers. Material and Methods: 41 cases of nasopharyngeal masses were obtained from the files at pathology department, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine through the period from 2002 till 2006. 31 cases were corresponded histomorphologically to low-grade B-cell lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type and 10 patients with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia of the adenoid. Hematoxylin-eosin-stained slides were reviewed to confirm the diagnosis. Immunohistochemical studies were performed on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections using the labeled streptavidin-biotin-peroxidase complex method with DAB as chromogen. The following antibodies were evaluated CD20, CD3, Kappa, lambda and cytokeratin antibodies. Results: All cases of low grade MALT lymphoma show Iymphoepitheliallesion and proliferation of centrocyte like cells. 14 cases (45.1 %) show subepithelial plasma cells. Dutcher bodies were demonstrated in 10 cases (32.2%). Monocytoid B-cells were seen in 12 cases (38.7%). Six (60%) out of the ten cases of adenoids show transmigrating lymphocyte without formation of lymphoepithelial lesion. All cases with MALT-type lymphoma expressed CD20 and not CD3 whereas 10 cases of adenoid, all expressed Band T cell markers. Immunohistochemical staining showed that 31 cases of low grade MALT lymphoma were positive for immunoglobin light chain (kappa or lambda) while 10 cases of adenoid were positive for both kappa and lambda light chain. Conclusion: Immunohistochemical analysis are helpful in confirming the diagnosis between the MALT lymphoma and the reactive lymphoid hyperplasia of the nasopharynx

  20. [A rare case of nasal and buccal obstruction in a child: the antrochoanal polyp of Killian].

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    Ayache, S; Chatelain, D; Denimal, F; Deschepper, B; Deramond, H; Benhaïm, T; Strunski, V

    2005-10-01

    Nasal obstruction is a frequent symptom of consultation in paediatric otorhinolaryngology. Usually, adenoid hypertrophy is the cause. Sometimes the examination reveals the presence of polyps in the nose. The antrochoanal polyp of Killian is particularly frequent in childhood. The obstruction is usually unilateral, but the posterior extension of a bulky polyp to the oropharynx can cause a major discomfort, sometimes a respiratory distress. We report the observation of a 10-year-old patient presenting a bulky polyp of Killian, visible in the oropharynx and then discuss the features of this polyp in the literature. PMID:16102955

  1. 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.

  2. [Functional characteristics of the central nervous system in children with pharyngeal tonsil lesions].

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    Borzov, E V

    2002-01-01

    The analysis of the clinical and neurophysiological evidence obtained upon examination of children with adenoids has shown that pharyngeal tonsil affection is often accompanied by neurological disorders. Perinatal pathology does not influence significantly EEG alterations. Surgical treatment leads to positive changes of both general condition and neurophysiological indices, but part of the children with perinatal encephalopathy worsen because of aggravation of brain problems and appearance of epiphenomena. It is thought necessary to consider perinatal history when planning treatment policy for children with affection of the pharyngeal tonsil. PMID:12056156

  3. 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.)

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

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    Olivia L. George

    2014-10-01

    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.

  5. Osteopontin expression in salivary gland carcinomas

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    Bjørndal, Kristine; Larsen, Stine R; Godballe, Christian; Krogdahl, Annelise

    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......:? 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...

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

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    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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Histopatología de cirrosis y hepatocarcinoma por Virus B

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    José A. Ramírez-Corrales

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    Full Text Available Cirrosis por virus B: Se puede detectar en biopsia el antígeno de superficie con tinción de orceína (hepatocitos esmerilados y por inmunohistoquímica (antígeno de superficie y anticore. Estadios de evolución: a temprano o incipiente: nódulos no definidos, mucha fibrosis y alteración arquitectural; b establecido: nódulos rodeados completamente de bandas fibroticas. estadio histológico: a activo: necrosis e inflamación importante, colestasis; b Inactivo: poca necrosis o inflamación, hepatocarcinoma: (tipos: trabecular, células claras, adenoide, sólido, escirroso. La immunohistoquimica ayuda a definir el tipo usando los antígenos hepatocelulares, antígeno carcinoembriónico, citoqueratinas, cromogranina y sinaptofisina.

  11. 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)

  12. 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%) ...

  13. 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.)

  14. Mucocèle appendiculaire : à propos d’un cas observé à Lubumbashi

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    Full Text Available RESUMELa mucocèle appendiculaire est une entité pathologique rare, mais potentiellement dangereuse ; elle se présente sous différentes formes cliniques. Nous rapportons ici un cas d'une patiente âgée de 49 ans sans antécédents chirurgicaux chez qui nous avons découvert d’une façon fortuite cette affection. La clinique était celle d’un syndrome appendiculaire aigu patent et elle révélait une masse dans la fosse iliaque droite. Les examens de laboratoire ont montré une hyperleucocytose et une vitesse de sédimentation augmentée. L'échographie a démontré une masse kystique péricaecal. La patiente a subi une appendicectomie avec cæcectomie partielle et la pièce opératoire appendiculaire mesurait 153 mm de longueur et 64 mm de diamètre. L’analyse anatomopathologique de celle-ci a confirmé le diagnostic de mucocèle appendiculaire sans cellules de malignité. Les suites opératoires ont été simples et la patiente est sortie au cinquième jour postopératoire. Mots-clés : Mucocèle appendiculaire Tumeur muco-sécrétant appendiculaire ; Appendicite ; LubumbashiSummary The appendiceal mucocele is a rare, but potentially dangerous pathological entity which presents in various clinical forms. We report here a case of a 49-year-old female patient without surgical history to whom we fortuitously discovered this affection. She came with clinical signs of an acute appendicitis and revealed a mass in the right iliac fossa. The examinations of laboratory showed an increase of white cells and of erythrocytes sedimentation rate. The ultrasound revealed a fluid pericaecal mass. The patient underwent an appendectomy with partial cæcectomy. The removed appendix measured 153 mm in length over 64 mm. The pathology confirmed the diagnosis and ruled out a malignant process. The postoperative went well and the patient was discharged on the fifth post-operative day.

  15. Acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma: pathological study of nine cases with review of literature.

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    Sajin, Maria; Hodorogea Pris?caru, Alina; Luchian, Mihaela Cristina; P?tra?cu, Oana Maria; Dumitru, Adrian; Costache, Diana; Dumitrescu, Doina; Vrînceanu, Daniela; Voinea, Liliana Mary; Simionescu, Olga; Costache, Mariana

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    Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is classified in many subtypes or forms; one of them is the acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma, also called pseudoglandular, adenoid, epithelioma dyskeratoticum segregans, or adenoacanthoma. Researching and analyzing nine cases of acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma, we intend to verify if the data provided by the cases studied can be validated by the scientific literature. All the cases presented lesions found on the head and neck skin, with two exceptions - one on the larynx and the other one on the tonsil, all of them ulcerated lesions. In two cases, the tumors developed on the skin, in preneoplasic lesions (actinic keratosis). The tumors had dimensions between 4/3/4 mm and 100/90/36 mm. During one year, two of the cases studied presented multiple recurrences. We also found two cases of metatypical carcinoma accompanied the acantholytic variant of squamous cell carcinoma. None of the analyzed cases presented distant metastasis. The histopathological criteria for selection were: keratinised squamous tumor cell type, adenoid structures with round spaces with a defined wall of at least one cell width, spaces with isolated or grouped dyskeratotic acantholytic cells. PMID:24969975

  16. 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.

  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. 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.

  19. Radiotherapy for primary carcinoma of the trachea

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    Between 1940 and 1985, 24 cases of primary carcinoma of the trachea were registered at the London Regional Cancer Centre. The most common presenting symptoms were hoarseness, haemoptysis and cough. Twenty patients had epidermoid carcinoma and four had adenoid cystic carcinoma. Because of different clinical behaviours, the two histologies were separately analyzed. Of the 20 patients with epidermoid carcinoma, 19 received radiotherapy as primary treatment and one patient did not receive radiotherapy because of advanced disease. Radiation doses ranged from 4000 to 600 cGy and most patients had megavoltage irradiation. Treatment result was disappointing. Only one patient remained disease-free at 15-month follow-up and all other patients had persistent or recurrent tracheal tumour. Medain survival for all 20 patients was 5 months (range 1 to 19 monthes). Of the four patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma, two had primary surgery and postoperative radiotherapy and two had primary radiotherapy. Two patients died of disease, at 5 months and 8 years from diagnosis. Two surviving patients had 15 months follow-up: one had persistent disease and the other was free from recurrence. In this study, radiotherapy within the range of doses given was found to be an ineffective primary treatment for tracheal carcinoma. (author). 15 refs.; 3 tabs

  20. Tumor scintigram, 2

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    In various cases of malignant tumors, especially those of lung cancer and liver cancer, scans were made with 57Co-bleomycin(BLM), and its diagnostic significance was evaluated. Tumors were visualized with 57Co-BLM in 22 of the 26 cases of lung cancer (84.6%). Concentrations of the RI were noted in all of the cases of squamous epithelium cancer, adenoid cancer and cellule-type undifferentiated cancer. The smallest tumor that could be detected was a 2 x 2 cm adenoid cancer. Tumors were imaged in 19 of the 27 cases of liver cancer (70.4%). This detection rate was increased by a combination of 57Co-BLM and 198Au-colloid scanning. The authors believe that 57Co-BLM will help to establish the diagnosis of lung cancer or liver cancer. Tumors were also imaged in 6 of the 15 cases of breast cancer, but no distinct concentration was noted in the 7 cases of thyroid cancer. (Ueda, J.)

  1. Histopatología de cirrosis y hepatocarcinoma por Virus B / Cirrhosis and hepatocarcinoma in HBV

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    José A., Ramírez-Corrales.

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Cirrosis por virus B: Se puede detectar en biopsia el antígeno de superficie con tinción de orceína (hepatocitos esmerilados) y por inmunohistoquímica (antígeno de superficie y anticore). Estadios de evolución: a) temprano o incipiente: nódulos no definidos, mucha fibrosis y alteración arquitectural [...] ; b) establecido: nódulos rodeados completamente de bandas fibroticas. estadio histológico: a) activo: necrosis e inflamación importante, colestasis; b) Inactivo: poca necrosis o inflamación, hepatocarcinoma: (tipos): trabecular, células claras, adenoide, sólido, escirroso. La immunohistoquimica ayuda a definir el tipo usando los antígenos hepatocelulares, antígeno carcinoembriónico, citoqueratinas, cromogranina y sinaptofisina. Abstract in english HBV cirrosis: The surface antigen can be detected by biopsy, orcein tinctions (emery hepatocytes), and immunohistochemistry (surface antigen and anticore). Evolution Stages: a) Early or incipient (non-defined nodes, a lot of fibrosis and architectural alteration); b) established (nods completely sur [...] rounded by fibrotic bands). Histological Stages: a) active (main necrosis and inflammation; and cholestasis); b) inactive (little necrosisor inflammation). Types of Hepatocarcinomas: trabecular-clear cells- adenoid-solid-scirrhous. The immunohistochemistry helps to define the type using the hepatocellular antigens, carcinoembryonic antigen, cytokeratin, chromogranins and synapto-physins.

  2. 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)

  3. L-lysine in Treating Oral Mucositis in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy With or Without Chemotherapy For Head and Neck Cancer

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    Mucositis; Oral Complications of Chemotherapy; Oral Complications of Radiation Therapy; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Recurrent Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; 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 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 Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage I Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; 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 Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage II Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Salivary Gland Cancer; 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 Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage III Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; 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 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 Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; 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 Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IV Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity

  4. La forme pseudo tumorale de la tuberculose primitive du nasopharynx: à propos de deux nouvelles observations et revue de la littérature

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    Touati, Mohammed; Aljalil, Abdelfettah; Chihani, Mehdi; Bouchentouf, Rachid; Bouaity, Brahim; Ammar, Haddou

    2013-01-01

    La tuberculose primitive du nasopharynx est rare, nous présentons deux observations révélées par un aspect pseudo tumoral et à travers lesquelles nous soulevons le problème de diagnostic différentiel avec les lésions malignes du nasopharynx. La première observation concerne un jeune patient de 22 ans hospitalisé pour obstruction nasale bilatérale évoluant dans un contexte d'apyrexie et de conservation de l’état général. La nasofibrosopie et le scanner ont monté un processus tumoral évoquant une hypertrophie des végétations adénoïdes. Le deuxième cas est celui d'un homme de 45 ans tabagique chronique qui a présenté une adénopathie latérocervicale droite, une obstruction nasale et une otite séromuqueuse homolatérale. La nasophibroscopie et le scanner on montré un bourgeon tumoral postéro latéral droit du nasopharynx évoquant un carcinome nasopharyngé. Les biopsies du nasopharynx et les études histologiques, chez les deux patients, ont confirmé le diagnostic de tuberculose. La recherche d'autres localisations était négative. Le pronostic était favorable après 6 mois de traitement antibacillaire. La tuberculose primitive du cavum est rare, elle revêt le plus souvent des formes pseudotumorales et pose des problèmes de diagnostic différentiel avec les tumeurs nasopharyngées, son pronostic sous traitement antibacillaire est. PMID:23565310

  5. 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.

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

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    Fahrija Skokic

    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.

  7. Photodynamic Therapy Using HPPH in Treating Patients Undergoing Surgery for Primary or Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer

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    2015-11-30

    Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; 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 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 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 Thyroid Cancer; 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 Follicular Thyroid Cancer; 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 Papillary Thyroid Cancer; 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 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 II Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage II Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage II Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage II Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage II Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage II Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage II Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage II Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage II Salivary Gland Cancer; 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 Oropharynx; Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity

  8. 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.

  9. Malignant tumours of the parotid: a study of 76 patients.

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    Marandas, P; Dharkar, D; Davis, A; Leridant, A M; Pacheco Ojeda, L; Micheau, C; Wibault, P; Schwaab, G

    1990-04-01

    This study presents a series of malignant parotid tumours treated at the Institut Gustave-Roussy between 1975 and 1984. The lesions represented a wide variety of histological types. Few preoperative investigations were required, management being based on histology. Effective local control requires a total parotidectomy preserving the facial nerve where possible. It should be followed by routine radiotherapy which appears to reduce the incidence of local recurrence. The rate of local recurrence also depends on the histological type. It is seen more frequently in an adenocarcinoma following a pleomorphic adenoma than in simple adenocarcinoma. Patients with inoperable disease are treated with radiotherapy alone as chemotherapy has not so far been effective. Percentage 5-year survival for the three most common tumour types is as follows: adenocarcinoma: 49; adenoid cystic carcinoma: 83, and mucoepidermoid carcinoma: 75. PMID:2161717

  10. 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.

  11. Thyroid and associated polyglandular neoplasms in patients who received head and neck irradiation during childhood

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    One hundred fifty-one patients with a history of childhood irradiation to the head, neck, and thorax had neck explorations (142 for cold thyroid nodules and 9 for hypercalcemia). Fifty-nine of the patients had thyroid carcinoma, and associated glandular tumors were found in 20 others. In addition, 6 female patients developed breast carcinoma; 4 of these women also had thyroid carcinoma. In this series, 48.6% of the patients irradiated for acne and 36.4% with tonsil and adenoid irradiation developed thyroid carcinoma, but only 10.5% with thymic irradiation did so. It is suggested that the workup on these patients include not only complete thyroid and parathyroid testing, but also a careful examination of all salivary glands, both major and minor. Women should have thorough breast examinations and should perhaps be followed as if they were in the potentially high-risk breast group. When thyroid surgery is performed, a total thyroidectomy is recommended

  12. 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.

  13. Malignant salivary gland tumours

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    The most frequent malignant salivary gland tumours are the mucoepidermoid tumour, adenoid cystic carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. The major salivary glands and the minor glands of the mouth and upper respiratory tract may potentially develop any of these malignant lesions. Malignant lesions most frequently present as a palpable mass and tend to enlarge more rapidly than benign neoplasms. Pain, paresthesia, muscle paralysis and fixation to surrounding tissue are all ominous signs and symptoms. The only reliable means of differential diagnosis of these lesions is biopsy and histologic analysis. Therapy involves surgery or a combination of surgery and radiation therapy. The ultimate prognosis is governed by the intrinsic biologic behaviour of the neoplasms, the extent of disease and adequate clinical therapy

  14. Malignant salivary gland tumours

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    Thompson, S.H. (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa). Dept. of Oral Pathology)

    1982-08-01

    The most frequent malignant salivary gland tumours are the mucoepidermoid tumour, adenoid cystic carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. The major salivary glands and the minor glands of the mouth and upper respiratory tract may potentially develop any of these malignant lesions. Malignant lesions most frequently present as a palpable mass and tend to enlarge more rapidly than benign neoplasms. Pain, paresthesia, muscle paralysis and fixation to surrounding tissue are all ominous signs and symptoms. The only reliable means of differential diagnosis of these lesions is biopsy and histologic analysis. Therapy involves surgery or a combination of surgery and radiation therapy. The ultimate prognosis is governed by the intrinsic biologic behaviour of the neoplasms, the extent of disease and adequate clinical therapy.

  15. 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

  16. Gefitinib in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Unresectable Head and Neck Cancer or Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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    2013-01-11

    Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer; Insular Thyroid Cancer; Metastatic Parathyroid Cancer; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; 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 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 Parathyroid Cancer; 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 Thyroid Cancer; Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage III Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage III Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IIIB Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Lymphoepithelioma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx; Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx; Stage IVA Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVA Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVA Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVA Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVA Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVA Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVA Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVA Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal 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 Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVB Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVB Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVB Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVB Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVB Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVB Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVB Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal 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 Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Stage IVC Esthesioneuroblastoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVC Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVC Inverted Papilloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVC Lymphoepithelioma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVC Midline Lethal Granuloma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity; Stage IVC Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVC Salivary Gland Cancer; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx; Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity;

  17. 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)

  18. Tracheal resection and reconstruction for malignant disease

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    Zuin, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    Malignant tracheal neoplasms are rare diseases, mostly represented by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). Symptoms presentation is often misleading and diagnosis may be delayed for months or years, so clinical suspicion plays a fundamental role. Corner stones in the diagnostic pathway are represented by rigid endoscopy and computed tomography (CT) scan, necessary to correctly stage the patients and identify the optimal surgical candidate. When appropriate, surgical resection and reconstruction is still the best opportunity to achieve a long-term survival with a good quality of life, but this kind of surgery is always a very challenging procedure and a wide experience with an in-depth knowledge of every technical detail, from selection of patient, to choice of surgical approach to reconstruction techniques, are needed and recommended.

  19. 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)

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Does the type of rhinitis influence development of otitis media with effusion in children?

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    Quaranta, Nicola; Iannuzzi, Lucia; Gelardi, Matteo

    2014-11-01

    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is characterized by the presence of fluid in the middle ear cavity behind an intact eardrum and is considered a multifactorial condition with Eustachian tube dysfunction as the underlying pathophysiologic condition. One of the most debated causes of OME is allergy, in particular allergic rhinitis. The aim of this paper is to review the role of rhinitis in the development of OME and in particular the role of both allergic (AR) and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR). Most of the recent literature confirms the role of AR in the development of OME, while there are few reports on the role of NAR. In non-allergic children affected by obstructive adenoid hypertrophy, the presence of mast cells in the nasal smear was associated with a high risk of developing a chronic OME. PMID:25183363

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma presenting as a nasopharyngeal mass and cervical lymphadenopathy.

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    Dion, Gregory R; Packer, Mark D

    2015-06-01

    Cervical lymphadenopathy in adults has a broad differential diagnosis, including bacterial and viral infections, Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and various neoplasms. Many of its etiologies share similar symptomatology and presentations, which complicates the diagnosis. A thorough history and a comprehensive physical examination, to include nasopharyngoscopy and imaging as indicated by the specific case, are key to determining the origin of the lymphadenopathy and to avoid a missed or delayed diagnosis. Based on our review of the literature, we present the second reported case of anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive anaplastic large-cell lymphoma presenting in an adult with an obstructing adenoid/nasopharyngeal mass and lymphadenopathy. The mass, which occurred in a 19-year-old woman of Asian descent, caused nasal airway obstruction in the setting of cervical lymphadenopathy that was initially ascribed to mononucleosis. PMID:26053987

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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)

  11. 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

  12. [Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children].

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    Aubertin, G

    2013-08-01

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is highly prevalent in school-aged children. Tonsillar and/or adenoids hypertrophy is the most common etiology of OSA in children. OSA has been associated with sleep quality disturbance (frequent arousals) and nocturnal gas-exchange abnormalities (hypoxemia and sometimes hypercapnia), complicated with a large array of negative health outcomes. The clinical symptoms are not able to distinguish primary snoring from OSA. Polysomnography remains the gold standard for the diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing, but the demand is increasing for this highly technical sleep test. So, some other simpler diagnostic methods are available, as respiratory polygraphy, but need to be validated in children. Treatment of OSA in children must be based on a mutlidisciplinary approach with pediatricians, ENT surgeons and orthodontists. PMID:23870386

  13. Undifferentiated salivary gland carcinomas

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    Herbst, H.; Hamilton-Dutoit, S.; Jakel, K.T.; Niedobitek, G.

    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......, 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...... 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...

  14. A rare cause of respiratory distress in newborn: posterior mediastinal gastroenteric cyst - Case Report

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    Erdal Ta?k?n

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Presentation of mediastinal enteric cysts are rare during neonatal period. They are mostly asymptomatic. The commonest mode of presentation in neonatal period is repiratory distress. Basically, diagnosis of enteric cyst is histologically, for all that vertebral anomalies associated with posterior mediastinal cyst is property of enteric cyst. 0-24h male patient who diagnosed cystic adenoid malformation of lung on prenatal ultrasonographic examination developed respiratory distress at day 4 of life after birth. Investigations revealed a well defined gastroenteric cyst in the posterior mediastinum with vertebral anomalies. The purpose of this case report is to highlight the clinical diagnosis and management of a neonate with posterior mediastinal enteric cyst. (Turk Arch Ped 2011; 46: 90-2

  15. Retrievable Airway Stent Placement for Stoma Stricture after Anterior Mediastinal Tracheostomy: Case Report

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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.

  16. 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)

    2013-06-15

    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.

  17. K5/K14-positive cells contribute to salivary gland-like breast tumors with myoepithelial differentiation

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    Boecker, Werner; Stenman, Goeran; Loening, Thomas; Andersson, Mattias K; Bankfalvi, Agnes; von Holstein, Sarah; Heegaard, Steffen; Lange, Alina; Berg, Tobias; Samoilova, Vera; Tiemann, Katharina; Buchwalow, Igor

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    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...... 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......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...

  18. Treatment Options for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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    Cielo, Christopher M; Gungor, Anil

    2016-01-01

    There are a variety of therapies available for the treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In children with enlarged adenoids or tonsils, adenotonsillectomy (AT) is the preferred treatment, but other surgical options include partial tonsillectomy and lingual tonsillectomy. In specific populations, craniofacial or bariatric surgery may be indicated, and tracheostomy should be reserved for cases where there is no other therapeutic option. Positive airway pressure (PAP) is the most effective non-surgical therapy for OSAS as it can be successfully used in even cases of severe OSAS. Nasal steroids and leukotriene receptor antagonists may be used in the treatment of mild or moderate OSAS. Rapid maxillary expansion and dental appliances may be effective in select populations with dental problems. Other non-surgical therapies, such as positional therapy, supplemental oxygen, and weight loss have not been shown to be effective in most pediatric populations. PMID:26597557

  19. 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

  20. 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)

  1. Clinical analysis of 47 primary parotid cancers

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    A retrospective study was performed on 47 patients with primary malignant neoplasms of the parotid gland treated in our department between 1982 and 1999. Most of the patients were male and over age 40, and 23 patients were of stage IV in clinical classification. The most frequently observed histological type was adenocarcinoma (12 patients), and the next was adenoid cystic carcinoma (11 patients). A radical parotidectomy with postoperative radiation therapy was administered in 38 patients, and palliative treatment in 9. The global survival rate was 74.1% at 5 years, and 89.4% in the patients treated with the radical procedure. Radical operative treatment and subsequent over 50-Gy of irradiation supposed to be the important factor to improve the prognosis. (author)

  2. Kystes de l'ovaire: score échographique de malignité

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    Dimassi, Kaouther; Bettaieb, Hajeur; Derbel, Mohammed; Triki, Amel; Gara, Mohammed Faouzi

    2014-01-01

    Les kystes de l'ovaire constituent l'un des motifs les plus fréquents de consultation en gynécologie. L’étape diagnostique repose principalement sur l’échographie. Nous proposons dans ce travail un score échographique reproductible prédictif de malignité. Nous évaluons la fiabilité de ce score après confrontations des données échographiques et histologiques. Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective réalisée sur une période de 3 ans. Nous avons élaboré un score basé sur les signes échographiques décrits dans la littérature comme prédictifs de malignité et avons classé les examens échographiques préopératoires selon leurs scores respectifs. Les données échographiques étaient comparées aux résultats histologiques et un seuil prédictif de malignité a été déterminé pour le score adopté. 150 patientes ont été colligées. Les deux signes échographiques les plus prédictifs de malignité étaient: les végétations endo-kystiques, avec une Valeur Prédictive Positive (VPP) à 86,67% et une Valeur Prédictive Négative (VPN) à 100%, et le caractère vascularisé au Doppler couleur avec une VPP à 72,52% et une VPN à 100%. Le seuil retenu pour le score proposé était de 6 avec une spécificité de 100%, une sensibilité de 100%, une VPP de 100% et une VPN de 100%. L’échographie joue un rôle décisif dans la conduite à tenir devant une masse ovarienne. Seul un faisceau d'arguments permet d’évoquer la malignité lors de l'examen échographique. L'utilisation de scores basés sur des signes simples, reproductibles augmente la valeur diagnostique de l’échographie en matière de malignité. PMID:25419341

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. Potential pitfalls in MitoChip detected tumor-specific somatic mutations: a call for caution when interpreting patient data

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    Several investigators have employed high throughput mitochondrial sequencing array (MitoChip) in clinical studies to search mtDNA for markers linked to cancers. In consequence, a host of somatic mtDNA mutations have been identified as linked to different types of cancers. However, closer examination of these data show that there are a number of potential pitfalls in the detection tumor-specific somatic mutations in clinical case studies, thus urging caution in the interpretation of mtDNA data to the patients. This study examined mitochondrial sequence variants demonstrated in cancer patients, and assessed the reliability of using detected patterns of polymorphisms in the early diagnosis of cancer. Published entire mitochondrial genomes from head and neck, adenoid cystic carcinoma, sessile serrated adenoma, and lung primary tumor from clinical patients were examined in a phylogenetic context and compared with known, naturally occurring mutations which characterize different populations. The phylogenetic linkage analysis of whole arrays of mtDNA mutations from patient cancerous and non-cancerous tissue confirmed that artificial recombination events occurred in studies of head and neck, adenoid cystic carcinoma, sessile serrated adenoma, and lung primary tumor. Our phylogenetic analysis of these tumor and control leukocyte mtDNA haplotype sequences shows clear cut evidence of mixed ancestries found in single individuals. Our study makes two prescriptions: both in the clinical situation and in research 1. more care should be taken in maintaining sample identity and 2. analysis should always be undertaken with respect to all the data available and within an evolutionary framework to eliminate artifacts and mix-ups

  6. Tumor de glândula ceruminosa com invasão intracraniana: relato de caso Tumor of ceruminous gland with intracranial invasion: case report

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    MÍRIAM C. M. DE CASTRO

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available As glândulas ceruminosas são glândulas apócrinas modificadas encontradas na região profunda da derme que reveste a porção cartilaginosa do meato acústico externo. Os tumores originados dessas glândulas são raros. Existem controvérsias em relação ao termo ceruminoma, que nos parece impróprio. Na verdade, esses tumores são atualmente classificados como adenoma, adenocarcinoma, carcinoma adenóide cístico e adenoma pleomórfico. Relatamos o caso de uma mulher de 39 anos, apresentado-se com cefaléia, hipoacusia e zumbidos à direita, além de vertigem e náuseas. A TC de crânio evidenciou tumoração do ouvido médio, invadindo os limites ósseos e cartilaginosos, com extensão intracraniana. Foi submetida a cirurgia, com exérese parcial do tumor, seguida de radioterapia (6000 cG. A histologia mostrou tratar-se de carcinoma adenóide cístico de glândulas ceruminosas. A paciente apresentou no pós-operatório paralisia facial periférica à direita, mantendo os déficits anteriores. Após um ano da cirurgia encontra-se estável clinicamente.Ceruminous glands are modified apocrine glands, confined to the skin lining of the cartilaginous part of the external auditory meatus. Tumors arising from these glands are rare. Controversy exists regarding the term "ceruminoma". Actually this neoplasia should be classified as adenoma, adenocarcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma and pleomorphic ceruminous adenoma. We report a 39-year-old woman first seen at Santa Casa of Belo Horizonte, in 1998, presenting with headache, nausea, vertigo, hearing loss and tinitus on the right for the past two years. CT scan showed a tumor eroding cartilaginous and bony limits with intracranial invasion. She was submitted to multidisciplinary treatment with surgery followed by radiotherapy (6000 cG. Histology showed a ceruminous adenoid cystic carcinoma. The patient manifested a right peripherical facial palsy and had no recovery of the previous deficits. After one year from surgery she is clinically stable.

  7. 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.

  8. BOWEN’S DISEASE IN LEG - A RARE OCCURRENCE

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    Gowri Sankar

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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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Les tumeurs malignes primitives de l’intestin grèle: Aspects cliniques et thérapeutiques de 27 patients

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    Abahssain Halima

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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

  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. 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.

  14. Initial results of irradiation for prostatic cancer following three-dimensional treatment planning. Irradiation technique and toxicity

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    During the period from June 91 until May 93 thirty-three patients suffering from histologically confirmed carcinoms of the prostate were assigned to four treatment groups and subjected to irradiation of the prostate and, if required, efferent lymphatic system of the minor pelvis that was performed according to a three-dimensional prospective treatment plan. The doses used for localized radiotherapy of the tumour tissue were in the range between 62 and 70 Gy, the efferent lymph system of the minor pelvis was irradiated with doses of up to 50 Gy. The local or boost treatments were carried out using four (box technique) or five irregular fields, while radiotherapy of the minor pelvis was solely based on the box technique using four fields of irregular shape. The immediate and long-term toxicity was evaluated in a prospective approach according to the RTOG score for the rectum, urinary bladder and skin. Twenty-five of the thirty-three patients (76%) developed immediate toxic symptoms. Immediate reactions classifiable with degree II of the rating scale were, however, only observed in four patients (15%) for the rectum (2), bladder (1) and skin (1). Immediate toxic reactions compatible with RTOG grades III or IV were not recorded. In all patients, the untoward effects were completely reversed within a maximum period of 6 weeks following termination of treatment. Two patients from the study cohort (6%), which has so far been followed up for an average period of 16 months, showed long-term grade I effects in the rectum and a further long-term effect observed in the urinary bladder of another patient was classified with degree II. Two patients died intercurrently and two patients developed metastases remote from the primary tumour. Local tumour control can currently be reported for 96%. (orig.)

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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; Denise Utsch, Gonçalves; Maria da Conceição Juste Werneck, Côrtes; Claudia Regina Lindgren, Alves; Tânia Mara Assis, Lima.

    2007-10-01

    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 primár [...] ia 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. Abstract in english 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 sec [...] ondary 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Cirugía como tratamiento de la apnea obstructiva del sueño Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea

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    P. M. Baptista

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    Full Text Available El presión continua positiva en la vía aérea (CPAP nasal se considera como el tratamiento ideal para el tratamiento de Síndrome Apnea Obstructiva del Sueño (SAOS, debido a que es conservador y reversible, sin embargo, existe una pobre tasa de adherencia en su utilización a largo plazo, La cirugía podrá complementar de una manera importante aquellos casos en las cuales el CPAP no es tolerado. La cirugía para el SAOS se deberá realizar tomando en cuenta el grado de apnea obstructiva, el lugar de mayor obstrucción y la experiencia del equipo médico. Mientras más severo sea el SAOS se podrá ser más agresivo con la terapia quirúrgica. El lugar de obstrucción no deberá ser considerado de una manera simplista en la que se define un solo lugar de obstrucción, sino como una alteración general de la vía aérea donde el cirujano deberá actuar para remodelarlo de una manera efectiva. Se describen en el trabajo diversos tipos de cirugía y su eficacia en el SAOS de acuerdo al área anatómica comprometido (nariz, cirugía de adenoides, amígdalas, paladar blando, base de lengua, hipofaringe y el avance bimaxilar. La evidencia científica demuestra en los actuales momentos que la cirugía de reconstrucción de la vía aérea compite de una manera efectiva con el tratamiento médico.Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP is considered an ideal treatment for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS, due to its being conservative and reversible; however, there is a poor rate of adherence in its long-term use. Surgery can significantly complement those cases where CPAP is not tolerated. Surgery for OSAS must be carried out taking into account the degree of obstructive apnea, the place of greatest obstruction and the experience of the medical team. The more severe the OSAS, the more aggressive the surgical therapy can be. The place of obstruction must not be considered in a simplistic way, in which only one place of obstruction is defined, but as a general alteration of the airway where the surgeon must act in order to carry out an effective remodelling. This paper describes different types of surgery and their efficacy in OSAS according to the anatomical area involved (nose, adenoidal surgery, tonsils, soft palate, base of the tongue, hypopharynx and bimaxillary protrusion. The scientific evidence shows that at present reconstructive surgery of the airway competes effectively with medical treatment.

  7. Erlotinib Hydrochloride and Cetuximab in Treating Patients With Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, or Colorectal Cancer

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    Adenocarcinoma of the Colon; Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum; Advanced Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Carcinoma of the Appendix; Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor; Metastatic Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary; Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity; Recurrent Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Recurrent Anal Cancer; Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Lip; Recurrent Colon Cancer; 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 Pancreatic Cancer; Recurrent Rectal Cancer; Recurrent Salivary Gland 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 Colon Cancer; 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 Pancreatic 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; Tongue Cancer; Unresectable Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer; Unresectable Gallbladder Cancer

  8. Etude epidemilogique du syndrome des ovaires micropolykystiques a l'Hopital Bonzola de MbujiMayi , Congo (RDC

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    2012-09-01

    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.

  9. Las 47 preguntas sobre el virus del papiloma humano, VPH

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    Elena de la Fuente Díez

    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.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 responssible 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.

  10. 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.

    2008-02-01

    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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

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    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.

  14. Intratemporal facial nerve neuromas and their mimics: CT and MR findings

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    CT and MR findings of nine cases with intra temporal facial nerve neuromas were described and compared with CT findings of 3 cases with facial nerve palsy and facial nerve canal erosion which may mimic facial nerve neuroma. The tympanic segment of the facial nerve was involved in 8 cases, mastoid segment in 7 cases and labyrinthine segment in 5 cases. The lesions were easily diagnosed with high resolution CT with bone algorithms by showing the expansion of bony structures along the course of the facial nerves. In 4 cases with large vertical segment tumors, extensive destruction of mastoid air cells and external auditory canals posed difficulty in making a diagnosis. Two out of 5 cases with labyrinthine segment involvement were presented as middle cranial fossa masses. MRI with enhancement was performed in 4 cases and was useful in characterizing the lesion as a tumor with its superior sensitivity to enhancement. Three cases of facial neuroma-mimicking lesion including post-inflammatory peri neural thickening, peri neural extension from parotid adenoid cystic carcinoma, and congenita; cholesteatoma showed irregular erosion or mild expansion of the facial nerve canal which may be helpful for differential diagnosis from neuromas

  15. Intratemporal facial nerve neuromas and their mimics: CT and MR findings

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    Han, Moon Hee; Chang, Kee Hyun; Lee, Kyung Hwan; Cha, Sang Hoon; Kim, Chong Sun [Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sang Joon [Chungang Gil General Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    CT and MR findings of nine cases with intra temporal facial nerve neuromas were described and compared with CT findings of 3 cases with facial nerve palsy and facial nerve canal erosion which may mimic facial nerve neuroma. The tympanic segment of the facial nerve was involved in 8 cases, mastoid segment in 7 cases and labyrinthine segment in 5 cases. The lesions were easily diagnosed with high resolution CT with bone algorithms by showing the expansion of bony structures along the course of the facial nerves. In 4 cases with large vertical segment tumors, extensive destruction of mastoid air cells and external auditory canals posed difficulty in making a diagnosis. Two out of 5 cases with labyrinthine segment involvement were presented as middle cranial fossa masses. MRI with enhancement was performed in 4 cases and was useful in characterizing the lesion as a tumor with its superior sensitivity to enhancement. Three cases of facial neuroma-mimicking lesion including post-inflammatory peri neural thickening, peri neural extension from parotid adenoid cystic carcinoma, and congenita; cholesteatoma showed irregular erosion or mild expansion of the facial nerve canal which may be helpful for differential diagnosis from neuromas.

  16. 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

  17. A síndrome do respirador bucal como fator de risco para queilite actínica Chronic oral breathing as a risk factor for the development of actinic cheilitis

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    Full Text Available A síndrome do respirador bucal é caracterizada por alterações anatômicas que acarretam distúrbios respiratórios induzindo as crianças afetadas a utilizarem a via bucal para respirar. Entre as alterações anatômicas que esses pacientes apresentam, está a típica fácies adenoidiana, caracterizando um indivíduo sempre com a boca aberta. Tais alterações anatômicas conferem ao lábio inferior posição mais propensa à ação dos raios ultravioleta e das alterações actínicas decorrentes dessa exposição mais freqüente. Os autores relatam o caso clínico de uma criança de 11 anos com síndrome do respirador bucal e alterações labiais intensas de queilite actínica. Defendem a idéia de que a síndrome do respirador bucal poderia ser um fator de risco a mais para o aparecimento da queilite actínica.Chronic oral breathing is characterized by respiratory and anatomic alterations found in children who breathe through their mouth only. Through open-mouth breathing, these patients develop anatomic deformities such as a typical adenoid facies. Such anatomic alterations make the lower lip of these patients more prone to UV action and its related actinic damage. This paper discusses an 11-year-old boy with chronic oral breathing who showed serious actinic damage to his lower lip. The authors argue that chronic oral breathing could be a risk factor for the development of actinic cheilitis.

  18. 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

  19. Radiation 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 scatter radiation. The use of external radiation therapy was then accepted practice, and its value was attested by many. Concern about the adverse effects was not initially appreciated, primarily because of the long periods of time between the radiation 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

  20. A comparative study on the clinical and polysomnographic pattern of obstructive sleep apnea among obese and non-obese subjects

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    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.

  1. Assessment of angiogenesis by CD105 antigen in epithelial salivary gland neoplasms with diverse metastatic behavior

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    Information on the biology of metastasis development in salivary gland tumors is scarce. Since angiogenesis seems associated with this phenomenon in other tumors, we sought to compare salivary gland tumors with diverse metastatic behavior in order to improve the knowledge and management of these lesions. Samples from the most important salivary gland tumors were segregated according to its metastatic behavior and submitted to routine immunohistochemistry to identify vessels positive for CD105 expression. Frequency of positive cases and intratumoral microvessel density (IMD) was compared among the group of lesions. CD105 positive vessels were absent in normal salivary gland tissue, were rare in pleomorphic adenomas and adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACC), more common in polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinomas and highest in mucoepidermoid carcinomas. Only ACC with such feature were metastatic. IMD was higher in malignant rather than benign tumors. Immunostaining of CD105 in salivary gland tumors implies participation of angiogenesis in the development of malignant lesions, as well as some role for myoepithelial cells in the control of new vessel formation. In addition, suggest that ACC with positive CD105 vessels are at higher risk for metastasis

  2. Magnetic resonance imaging of the parotid gland

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    Pathological lesions of the parotid gland were examined comparatively with different examination sequences both plain and with the contrast medium Gd-DTPA. There were 36 benign lesions (parotitis, Sjoegren's syndrome, adenoma, etc.) and 24 malignant tumours (squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma etc.) Examinations were carried out at 1.0 T with long and short spin echo sequences in transverse and frontal layer orientation before and after application of Gd-DTPA as contrast medium. In the patients suffering from parotitis the best results were obtained with plain T1 and T2 sequences; the contrast medium Gd-DTPA bemained without superior diagnostic relevance. However, in Sjoegren's syndrome (myoepithelial sialadenitis) administration of the contrast medium alwys yielded a characteristic honeycomblike pattern. In benign and malignant space-occupying growths MRI supplied additional diagnostic information with Gd-DTPA in respect of defining the tumour borderlines and paths of infiltration. MRI is now a significant diagnostic tool in inflammatory and tumorous lesions of the parotid gland. (orig.)

  3. Tumores de glándulas salivales: Nuestra experiencia

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    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza una investigación aplicada descriptiva longitudinal con todos los pacientes portadores de tumores de glándulas salivales que necesitaron tratamiento quirúrgico en el Servicio de Cirugía Maxilofacial del Hospital Universitario Clinicoquirúrgico "Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía" de Cienfuegos, durante el período de enero de 1990 a diciembre de 1999. Se observó un predominio del sexo femenino, así como del grupo etario de mayores de 60. La glándula más afectada fue la parótida, dentro de los adenomas, el pleomorfo fue el de mayor frecuencia, mientras que el carcinoma adenoideo quístico lo fue en el grupo de los carcinomas. La cirugía fue la principal arma terapéutica, seguida de la combinación quirúrgicaradiante. Además se analizan algunos esquemas de quimioterapia.An applied descriptive and longitudinal investigation was made with all the patients carriers of salivary gland tumors that needed surgical treatment at the Maxillofacial Surgery Service of "Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía" Clinical and Surgical Teaching Hospital, in Cienfuegos, from January, 1990, to December, 1999. It was observed a predominance of females as well as of the age group over 60. The parotid gland was the most affected, whereas the pleomorphic salivary adenoma was the commonest. The adenoid cystic carcinoma was the most frequent in the group of carcinomas. Surgery was the main treatment used, followed by the surgical-radiant combination. Some drug therapy schemes were also analyzed.

  4. 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.

  5. Incidence of Actinomycosis in Tonsillectomized Patients: Histopathologic Data for 115 Cases and a Rare Localization of Actinomycosis in Tongue Base

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective: In this study, we aimed to investigate the detection rate of histopathologically confirmed actinomycosis in tonsillectomized cases, during a 19-year period. A case with actinomycosis in a rare localization such as the tongue root is also reported and, in this case, our diagnosis and treatment approach is overviewed with the literature.Methods: 1047 patients who underwent tonsillectomy for various reasons between January 1990 and December 2009 in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University were investigated retrospectively. The surgical materials of 115 (11% cases with suspicious macroscopic appearance of tonsillar tissue, unilateral tonsillar hypertrophy and suspected malignancy on clinical examination were evaluated histopathologically.Results: In this study, 66 (57.4% cases were male and 49 (42.6% female. A chronic granulomatous process and colonies of actinomycetes were reported pathologically in 32 (27.8% cases and a chronic inflammatory process in 83 (72.2% cases.Conclusions: Despite the medical and economic burden, all surgical specimens obtained from cases who underwent tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy should be examined histopathologically as well as specimens from patients with suspected malignancy. We think that this clinical approach will contribute not only to make an early diagnosis and to determine the frequency of tonsillar cancers that are rarely seen in childhood, but also to determine the role of actinomycosis in the etiology of chronic tonsillitis and adenoid vegetation.

  6. Tracing of Helicobacter Pylori in Patients of Otitis Media with Effusion by Polymerase Chain Reaction

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    Shishegar, Mahmood; Motamedi-Far, Mohammad; Hashemi, Seyed Basir; Bigham-Sadegh, Abbas; Emami, Amir

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    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is one of the most common causes of hearing loss (HL) in children. It has been reported that several factors such as eustachian tube dysfunction, insufficiencies in the aeration of the mastoid cells, allergies, immunity, and infections play an important role in the etiology of the disease. Little is known about the role of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in extragastric diseases. Because of the near location of the nose, sinuses, tonsils, and adenoids to the eustachian tube and middle ear, we believe it is possible to have H. pylori in the middle ear. The present study was designed to investigate the presence of H. pylori by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the middle ear effusion of patients with OME. The study was performed on 21 patients, 19 patients were affected bilaterally, and 2 patients were affected unilaterally, from which 40 specimens were collected. OME was diagnosed through findings by otoscopic examination and tympanogram. The middle ear fluid samples were collected under sterile conditions. A total of 40 samples was stored at -80°C until analyzed by PCR assay. From 40 specimens, 2 specimens were serosal and 38 specimens were mucoid. PCR results of the study in assays for Helicobacter pylori were not positive in all collected specimens. Overall, probably there was no H. pylori organism in free-floating form and thus could not be detected by PCR. PMID:25999629

  7. Neutron therapy of soft tissue sarcomas and status report from the Radiotherapy Department of the Hamburg University Hospital

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    After change of management at the Radiotherapy Department of the University of Hamburg also a change in treatment policy resulted. Of 72 patients treated since then 63 had soft-tissue sarcomas (at 83 localisations) and 13 adenoid-cystic carcinomas, only ten were treated for other indications. Neutrons only were applied in contrast to many boost applications in the past. The total doses administered were between 13.6 and 16 Gy and the doses per fraction between 0.8 and 1.2 Gy depending on tumor mass and localisation. To compare the treatment modalities all earlier treated patients with soft tissue sarcomas were reexamined and the results critically compared to earlier reported ones. There were considerable differences in the side effects found now and reported earlier. Moderate or severe fibrosis was found in 13% of the cases who received less than 13.4 Gy and in 54% of the cases who received a higher total dose. In the new series up to now only in 15 cases local recurrences and in eleven cases distant metastases occurred. Nothing can be yet said on the late effects. (orig.)

  8. Can Rouviere's lymphnodes in non-malignant subjects be identified with MRI?

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    The lateral retropharyngeal lymph nodes lie between the carotid artery and prevertebral muscles. These are most obvious anterior to the arch of C1, but can be seen to the level of the soft palate. The uppermost-positioning nodes anterior to the atlas are called as the nodes of Rouviere. Introduction of CT and MR has provided us the chance to detect them. In order to find out the frequency of identifying them in normal subjects, I examined axial MR images which had been taken for the last 3 years. A total of 90 patients (86 adults and 4 children) with a variety of diseases except for malignancies were selected. All 4 children showed Rouviere's nodes bilaterally, while only 5 of 86 adults (5.8%) depicted them. The lymph nodes were identified as isointense masses as nasopharyngeal lymphoid tissues (adenoids), when presented, with the size ranged from 4 to 13 mm. The nodes with a diameter of 5 mm or more were easily identified particularly with T2-weighted images. The benign reactive adenopathy appeared indistinguishable from that demonstrated in patients with malignant tumors in the head and neck. (author)

  9. 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.

  10. 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)

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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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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

  13. 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)

  14. [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

  15. The Rare Cancer Network: ongoing studies and future strategy

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    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.

  16. 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)

  17. 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

  18. 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

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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.

  19. MR image analytics to characterize upper airway architecture in children with OSAS

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    Tong, Yubing; Udupa, Jayaram K.; Torigian, Drew A.; Matsumoto, Monica M. S.; Sin, Sanghun; Arens, Raanan

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    Mechanisms leading to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) in obese children are not well understood. We previously analyzed polysomnographic and demographic data to study the anatomical characteristics of the upper airway and body composition in two groups of obese children with and without OSAS, where object volume was evaluated. In this paper, in order to better understand the disease we expand the analysis considering a variety of features that include object-specific features such as size, surface area, sphericity, and image intensity properties of fourteen objects in the vicinity of the upper airway, as well as inter-object relationships such as distance between objects. Our preliminary results indicate several interesting phenomena: volumes and surface areas of adenoid and tonsils increase statistically significantly in OSAS. Standardized T2-weighted MR image intensities differ statistically significantly between the two groups, implying that perhaps intrinsic tissue composition undergoes changes in OSAS. Inter-object distances are significantly different between the two groups for object pairs (skin, oropharynx), (skin, fat pad), (skin, soft palate), (mandible, tongue), (oropharynx, soft palate), (left tonsil, oropharynx), (left tonsil, fat pad) and (left tonsil, right tonsil). We conclude that treatment methods for OSAS such as adenotonsillectomy should respect proportional object size relationships and spatial arrangement of objects as they exist in control subjects.

  20. 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)

  1. FABRICATION OF A HOLLOW BULB OBTURATOR FOR A HEMI- MAXILLECTOMY DEFECT: A CASE REPORT

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    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

  2. "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.

  3. 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.)

  4. 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

  5. Oral breathing: dentomaxillofacial irregularities associated with nasorespiratory and orthopedic dysfunctions.

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    Full Text Available Background: Human beings are conditioned to breathe through the nose and feed through the mouth, when this physiological mechanism is interrupted facial and general growth is also affected. Objective: To characterize Angle´s Class II malocclusions in oral breathers with nasorespiratory and orthopedic dysfunctions. Method: A correlational, observational and descriptive study was developed from December 2004 to November 2005 including clinical examination of 833 children out of which 60 were selected to take part in this study. Each case was analyzed in Orthodontia, Orthopedics and Otolaryngology consultations. The studied variables were: age, sex, nasorespiratory disorders, orthopedic dysfunctions, dental-maxillofacial irregularities. Results: The mot frequent dental-maxillofacial irregularities were: bilabial incompetence, transversal micrognathism, vestibular version, overjet and overbite. The most important nasorespiratory dysfunctions found in these children were adenoiditis, and tonsil hypertrophy. The most outstanding orthopedic dysfunction was ciphosis. Conclusion: It is conclusive to state that there is a high relationship between dentomaxillofacial anomalies and nasorespiratory and orthopedic dysfunctions.

  6. Use of Postoperative Palatal Obturator After Total Palatal Reconstruction With Radial Forearm Fasciocutaneous Free Flap.

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    Jeong, Euicheol C; Jung, Young Ho; Shin, Jin-yong

    2015-07-01

    A 67-year-old-male patient visited our hospital for a mass on the soft palate of approximately 5.0 × 6.0? cm in size. He was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma and reconstruction after total palate resection was planned. After ablative surgery, a radial forearm free flap procedure was successfully performed to cover the hard and soft palates. However, wound disruption occurred twice during the postoperative period. When a palate defect is reconstructed using a soft tissue free flap, flap drooping by gravitation and the flap itself can generate irregularity in the lower contour of the palate and, in the long-term, insufficiencies of velopharyngeal function, speech, and mastication. To complement such functional and aesthetic problems caused by flap drooping, conventional prosthetics and new operative techniques have been discussed. However, overcoming wound disruption caused by flap drooping in the acute postoperative period has not been discussed. In this case, the temporary use of a palatal obturator during the postoperative period was beneficial after soft tissue reconstruction of the palate. PMID:26114541

  7. 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

  8. Triple negative breast cancer: proposals for a pragmatic definition and implications for patient management and trial design.

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    Eiermann, W; Bergh, J; Cardoso, F; Conte, P; Crown, J; Curtin, N J; Gligorov, J; Gusterson, B; Joensuu, H; Linderholm, B K; Martin, M; Penault-Llorca, F; Pestalozzi, B C; Razis, E; Sotiriou, C; Tjulandin, S; Viale, G

    2012-02-01

    In trials in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), oestrogen and progesterone receptor negativity should be defined as < 1% positive cells. Negativity is a ratio of <2 between Her2 gene copy number and centromere of chromosome 17 or a copy number of 4 or less. In routine practice, immunohistochemistry is acceptable given stringent quality assurance. Triple negativity emerging after neoadjuvant treatment differs from primary TN and such patients should not enter TNBC trials. Patients relapsing with TN metastases should be eligible even if their primary was positive. Rare TN subtypes such as apocrine, adenoid-cystic and low-grade metaplastic tumours should be excluded. TN and basal-like (BL) signatures overlap but are not equivalent. Since the significance of basal cytokeratin or EGFR overexpression is not known and we lack validated assays, these features should not be used to subclassify TN tumours. Tissue collection in trials is mandatory so the effect on outcome of different tumour phenotypes and BRCA mutation can be explored. No prospective studies have established that TN tumours have particular sensitivity or resistance to any specific chemotherapy agent or radiation. TNBC patients should be treated according to tumour and clinical characteristics. PMID:21983489

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

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    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

  13. Monitoring apoptosis of TK-GFP-expressing ACC-M cells induced by ACV using FRET technique

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    Xiong, Tao; Zhang, Zhihong; Lin, Juqiang; Yang, Jie; Zeng, Shaoqun; Luo, Qingming

    2006-09-01

    Apoptosis is an evolutionary conserved cellular process that plays an important role during development, but it is also involved in tissue homeostasis and in many diseases. To study the characteristics of suicide gene system of the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-tk) gene in tumor cells and explore the apoptosis phenomena in this system and its effect on the human adenoid cystic carcinoma line ACC-M cell, we detected apoptosis of CD3- (ECFP-CRS-DsRed) and TK-GFP-expressing ACC-M (ACC-M-TK-GFP-CD3) cells induced by acyclovir (ACV) using fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) technique. CD3 is a FRET-based indicator for activity of caspase-3, which is composed of an enhanced cyan fluorescent protein, a caspase-3 sensitive linker, and a red fluorescent protein from Discosoma with efficient maturation property. FRET from ECFP to DsRed could be detected in normal ACC-M-TK-GFP-CD3 cells, and the FRET efficient was remarkably decreased and then disappeared during the cells apoptosis induced by ACV. It was due to the activated caspase-3 cleaved the CD3 fusion protein. In this study, the results suggested that the AVC-induced apoptosis of ACC-M-TK-GFP-CD3 cells was through caspase-3 pathway.

  14. Caspase-3-independent pathways proceeding in bystander effect of HSV-tk/GCV system

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    Lin, Juqiang; Ma, Yan; Zeng, Shaoqun; Zhang, Zhihong

    2008-02-01

    HSV-tk/GCV system, which is the virus-directed enzyme/prodrug therapy of herpes simplex virus (HSV) thymidine kinase (tk) gene / the anti-viral reagent ganciclovir (GCV), is one of the promising approaches in the rapidly growing area of gene therapy. As gene therapy of cancer such as suicide gene therapy has entered the clinic, another therapy effect which is called 'bystander effect' was reported. Bystander effect can lead to killing of non-transduced tumor cells in the immediate vicinity of GCV-treated HSV-TK-positive cells. Now the magnitude of 'bystander effect' is an essential factor for this anti-tumor approach in vivo. However, the mechanism which HSV-tk/ACV brings "bystander effect" is poorly understood. In this study, we monitor the activation of caspase-3 in HSV-tk/GCV system by a FRET probe CD3, a FRET-based indicator for activity of caspase3, which is composed of an enhanced cyan fluorescent protein, a caspase-sensitive linker, and a red fluorescent protein from Discosoma with efficient maturation property. Through application of CD3 we have visualized the activation of caspase-3 in tk gene positive human adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC-M) cells but not in bystander effect of HSV-tk/GCV system induced by GCV. This finding provides needed information for understanding the mechanisms by which suicide gene approaches actually kill cancer cells, and may prove to be helpful for the clinical treatment of cancers.

  15. 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

  16. Case study of a parotid gland adenocarcinoma dedifferentiated from epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma.

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    Ayd?n, Salih; Taskin, Umit; Ozdamar, Kadir; Yücebas, Kadir; Sar, Mehmet; Oktay, Mehmet Faruk; Tetikkurt, Umit Seza

    2014-01-01

    Dedifferentiation is defined as high-grade malignant tumor development out of a low-grade malignant tumor. We present an adenocarcinoma tumor of the parotid gland that was dedifferentiated from a low-grade epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma and was followed up for 3 years. Our patient, a 46-year-old female, presented with a left parotid mass of 20-year duration. Histopathologic results showed that there was only one area of typical epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma, with foci of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (not otherwise specified; NOS) and clear cytoplasm in the parotid gland. Immunohistochemical staining results showed SMA (+), P63 (+), CK8 (+), and S100 (+) on epithelial cells. A review of the literature revealed 22 previously reported cases of dedifferentiated epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma. In these cases, the malignant tumors that dedifferentiated from epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma were adenoid cystic carcinoma, actinic cell carcinoma, polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and intraductal carcinoma. In our case, the malignant tumor that dedifferentiated from the epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma was a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Histopathological results showed that metastases were not seen in the neck-dissection material. As a result, our case will make a contribution to the literature in terms of prognosis, because there are very few reported cases of dedifferentiated adenocarcinoma development arising from epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma. PMID:25276459

  17. Case Study of a Parotid Gland Adenocarcinoma Dedifferentiated from Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma

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    Ayd?n, Salih; Taskin, Umit; Ozdamar, Kadir; Yücebas, Kadir; Sar, Mehmet; Oktay, Mehmet Faruk; Tetikkurt, Ümit Seza

    2014-01-01

    Dedifferentiation is defined as high-grade malignant tumor development out of a low-grade malignant tumor. We present an adenocarcinoma tumor of the parotid gland that was dedifferentiated from a low-grade epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma and was followed up for 3 years. Our patient, a 46-year-old female, presented with a left parotid mass of 20-year duration. Histopathologic results showed that there was only one area of typical epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma, with foci of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (not otherwise specified; NOS) and clear cytoplasm in the parotid gland. Immunohistochemical staining results showed SMA (+), P63 (+), CK8 (+), and S100 (+) on epithelial cells. A review of the literature revealed 22 previously reported cases of dedifferentiated epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma. In these cases, the malignant tumors that dedifferentiated from epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma were adenoid cystic carcinoma, actinic cell carcinoma, polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and intraductal carcinoma. In our case, the malignant tumor that dedifferentiated from the epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma was a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Histopathological results showed that metastases were not seen in the neck-dissection material. As a result, our case will make a contribution to the literature in terms of prognosis, because there are very few reported cases of dedifferentiated adenocarcinoma development arising from epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma. PMID:25276459

  18. 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.)

  19. Masses of the tongue and floor of the mouth: findings on magnetic resonance imaging

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the value of MR imaging for the demonstration of masses in the tongue and floor of the mouth. Nine patients were prospectively examined with MR imaging after physical examination. Imaging protocol included T2 and contrast-enhanced and non-contrast-enhanced T1-weighted turbo spin-echo sequences, and the findings were compared with surgical and histopathological results. Histopathological examination revealed four squamous cell carcinomas, one adenoid cystic carcinoma, two tongue abscesses, and one chronic inflammatory change. The other case was diagnosed as hemangioma depending on clinical and imaging findings alone. In cases with squamous cell carcinoma, staging was done on the basis of MR imaging findings, and was found to be T4 in two cases, T3 in one case, and T2 in another. The primary role of MR imaging of the tongue and oropharynx is not to make a tissue diagnosis. Multiple deep biopsies are mandatory for the differentiation of other inflammatory and neoplastic lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging produces coronal and sagittal image planes to assess the volume and spread of the lesion and helps the surgeon determine the direction in which the biopsy should be performed. (orig.)

  20. Local Recurrence at the Bronchial Stump Site of Post-Operative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: Comparison of CT Findings and Bronchoscopy

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    Lim, Sang Hyeok; Kwon, Woo Cheol; Cha, Seung Whan; Kim, Myung Soon; Lim, Dae Keon; Park, Yun Joo; Lee, Won Yeon; Kim, Sang Ha [Wonju Christian Hospital, Wonju (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Tae Hoon [Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To compare computed tomography (CT) images and bronchoscopic findings of local tumor recurrence at the bronchial stump site in post-operative non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. A retrospective study was conducted to review the CT images of 9 lung cancer cases that recurred at the bronchial stump site on 576 resected primary non-small cell lung cancers over a 9-year period. The CT images of the bronchial stump site recurrence were classified as: bronchial wall thickening, nodular or endobronchial polypoid lesion, multiplicity, and enhancement patterns. We classified the bronchoscopic findings based on the revised classification by the Japan Lung Cancer Society. The histologic types of the 9 cases of lung cancer that recurred, included 7 squamous cell carcinomas, 1 adenocarcinoma, and 1 adenoid cystic carcinoma. The CT findings included bronchial wall thickening with nodules (n = 6) and endobronchial polypoid nodules (n = 3) with heterogeneous enhancement. The CT findings were further classified as nodular infiltrating type (n = 5), polypoid type (n = 3) and superficial infiltrating type (n = 1) on bronchoscopy. Both a bronchoscopy and CT can be used as a complementary or alternative tool in evaluating bronchial stump site recurrences.

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. Can Rouviere's lymphnodes in non-malignant subjects be identified with MRI

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    Ichimura, Keiichi (Tokyo Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Medicine)

    1993-01-01

    The lateral retropharyngeal lymph nodes lie between the carotid artery and prevertebral muscles. These are most obvious anterior to the arch of C1, but can be seen to the level of the soft palate. The uppermost-positioning nodes anterior to the atlas are called as the nodes of Rouviere. Introduction of CT and MR has provided us the chance to detect them. In order to find out the frequency of identifying them in normal subjects, I examined axial MR images which had been taken for the last 3 years. A total of 90 patients (86 adults and 4 children) with a variety of diseases except for malignancies were selected. All 4 children showed Rouviere's nodes bilaterally, while only 5 of 86 adults (5.8%) depicted them. The lymph nodes were identified as isointense masses as nasopharyngeal lymphoid tissues (adenoids), when presented, with the size ranged from 4 to 13 mm. The nodes with a diameter of 5 mm or more were easily identified particularly with T2-weighted images. The benign reactive adenopathy appeared indistinguishable from that demonstrated in patients with malignant tumors in the head and neck. (author).

  5. HUMORAL AND CELLULAR IMMUNITY PARAMETERS IN CHILDREN BEFORE AND AFTER ADENOTONSILLECTOMY

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    M. H. Baradaranfar

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Adenoids and tonsils are active lymphoid organs and play an important role ?against invading antigens of upper aerodigestive tract in children. ?The present study analyzes the changes in cellular and humoral immunity of children six ?months after adenotonsillectomy. The study population consisted of 30 children whit chronic adenotonsillar hypertrophy and 30 age-matched healthy children. ?In all children serum level of IgM and IgG, percentage of T lymphocytes (CD3, T ?helper cells (CD4, T cytotoxic ?cells (CD8 and B lymphocytes (CD20 were measured before surgery. These parameters were ?remeasured in patients 6 months after adenotonsillectomy. ?Before the operation, a reduction in percentage of T lymphocytes (CD3,TCD4,TC8 ?and B CD20 was seen compared to control group. This reduction was only significant in T ?lymphocytes (CD3.The serum IgM and IgG levels were not different in two groups. Six months after ?operation, the percentage of lymphocytes T CD3, T CD8 and BCD20 was increased and ?reached the control group. The IgM level was also significantly decreased in patients after ?operation. ?Our results indicate that cellular and humoral immunity decreases in children ?with chronic adenotonsiller hypertrophy preoperatively and increases to healthy children ?level, six months postoperatively. It means that chronic adenotosillar hypertrophy affect ?some parameters of cellular and humoral immunity and adenotonsillectomy by removing ?chronic stimulations and reverses these changes without any negative effect on immune ?function of patients.

  6. High throughput generation and trapping of individual agarose microgel using microfluidic approach

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    Shi, Yang

    2013-02-28

    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.

  7. 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.)

  8. 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.

  9. Autologous tracheal replacement for cancer.

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    Fabre, Dominique; Fadel, Elie; Mussot, Sacha; Kolb, Frederic; Leymarie, Nicolas; Mercier, Olaf; Le Chevalier, Thierry; Dartevelle, Philippe G

    2015-12-01

    Surgical research has failed during fifty years to find an ideal substitute for the trachea after extended resection. All the prostheses could erode the adjacent structures or lead to infection or obstructive issues. Innovation in surgery development has been improved using novel techniques of plastic surgery. During the last ten years, we have developed a technique using free fasciocutaneous flaps. This allows us to construct tubes for tracheal replacement. The most accurate flap used for this technique is the forearm free flap (FFF). Reinforcement of the flap with autologous strips of cartilage harvested from the last ribs offers sufficient resistance to respiratory pressure. This technique is also completely autologous without any stent in the tracheal lumen. From 2004 to 2015 we have already reconstructed the trachea of 16 patients for 12 primary tracheal neoplasms [including 9 adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) and 3 squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)], 3 secondary tracheal Neoplasms and one for benign lesion. This article describes the indications, determination of resectability, patient selection, subheading for surgery, postoperative management and results of this technique. PMID:26730758

  10. Cisplatin-induced Casepase-3 activation in different tumor cells

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    Shi, Hua; Li, Xiao; Su, Ting; Zhang, Yu-Hai

    2008-12-01

    Apoptosis plays an essential role in normal organism development which is one of the main types of programmed cell death to help tissues maintain homeostasis. Defective apoptosis can result in cell accumulation and therefore effects on tumor pathogenesis, progression and therapy resistance. A family of proteins, known as caspases, is typically activated in the early stages of apoptosis. Therefore, studying the kinetics of activation of caspases induced by antitumor drugs can contribute to antitumor drug discovery and explanation of the molecular mechanisms. This paper detected the Caspase-3 activity induced by cisplatin in human adenoid cystic carcinoma cell line (ACC-M), human hepatocellular liver carcinoma cell line (HepG2) and human epithelial carcinoma cell line (Hela) with stably expressing ECFP-DEVDDsRed (CD3) probe, a fluorescent probe consisting of Enhanced Cyan Fluorescent Protein (ECFP), red fluorescent protein (DsRed) and a linker with a recognition site of Caspase-3, by using the capillary electrophoresis (CE) and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) imaging system. Under the same concentration of cisplatin, ACC-M cells responded the most rapidly, and then HepG2 cells and Hela cells, respectively, in the early 30 hours. Later, HepG2 cells represented acceleration in the Caspase-3 activation speed and reached full activation the earliest comparing to other two cell types. The results demonstrated that ACC-M cell is more sensitive than the other two cell types under the treatment of cisplatin.

  11. Prevalence of salivary glands lesions from histopathologic diagnosis of Experimental Pathology Laboratory of PUCPR in the period of 1999-2008

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    Alexandre BETTIO

    2009-09-01

    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.

  12. Linfoadenitis histiocítica necrosante en una mujer joven Necrosing histiocytic lymphadenitis in a young woman

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    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.

  13. 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%) carcinomas. While HPN is not amplified in prostate cancer, it is one of the most prominently overexpressed genes in the majority of human prostate tumors and genetic experiments in mice indicate that Hepsin promotes prostate cancer metastasis, particularly metastasis to the bone marrow. We report here the development, analysis and animal trial of the small-molecule Hepsin inhibitor HepIn-13. Long-term exposure to HepIn-13 inhibited bone, liver and lung metastasis in a murine model of metastatic prostate cancer. These findings indicate that inhibition of Hepsin with small-molecule compounds could provide an effective tool for attenuation of prostate cancer progression and metastasis. PMID:24657880

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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    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.

  16. 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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    2013-09-27

    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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.