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2021 ◽  
Vol 8 ◽  
Jihua Tian ◽  
Li Zhang ◽  
Min Hu ◽  
Xing Zeng ◽  
Yongjun Wang ◽  

Masses of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are very diverse, most of which are thrombus and tumor thrombus, whereas heterotopic ossification of IVC has never been reported. Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of mature lamellar bone outside normal bones and in soft tissues. Some researchers believe that HO is a manifestation of vascular calcification. Here we present a case of HO of the inferior vena cava (IVC) wall. A 68 year old female patient complaining hypertension and palpitation and diagnosed with a retroperitoneal mass was found to have a primary mass of the inferior vena cava wall during surgery. Histopathological examination after surgical resection revealed that the mass was mainly composed of mature bone tissues and hematopoietic tissues of bone marrow, there was no recurrence and the patient was symptom-free 15 months after the surgery. HO of the inferior vena cava wall is very rare, with large volume it can affect the circulation, and this case remind us that it can be cured by surgical resection.

2021 ◽  
Vol 2021 ◽  
pp. 1-8
Paulien West ◽  
Celine Jacobs ◽  
Michael Saerens ◽  
David Creytens ◽  
Gwen Sys ◽  

Background. Clear cell chondrosarcoma (CCCS) is a rare subtype of chondrosarcoma and comprises between 1.6% and 2.5% of all chondrosarcoma. They are known to be chemo- and radiotherapy resistant; surgical resection is therefore the therapy of choice. Methods. We present a 63-year-old woman with a progressive lung nodule 20 years after initial diagnosis and treatment of a clear cell chondrosarcoma of the right os naviculare. Results. On serial CT scans of the chest, an asymptomatic, slowly growing nodule in the left upper lung lobe was detected. CT-guided transthoracic biopsy of this nodule confirmed the diagnosis of a chondrosarcoma lung metastasis. Video-assisted thoracoscopic wedge resection was performed with complete removal of the nodule. The patient recovered well from surgery and remains in good health during further follow-up. Conclusion. Given the tendency of clear cell chondrosarcoma to recur and metastasize after extended periods of time, a long-term, possibly life-long follow-up and clinical surveillance is advisable in these patients.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 ◽  
Dengpan Song ◽  
Dingkang Xu ◽  
Hongjie Han ◽  
Qiang Gao ◽  
Mingchu Zhang ◽  

Background and PurposeConsensus regarding the need for adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) in patients with atypical meningiomas (AMs) is lacking. We compared the effects of adjuvant RT after surgery, gross total resection (GTR), and subtotal resection (STR) on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with AMs, respectively.MethodsWe performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature published in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library from inception to February 1, 2021, to identify articles comparing the PFS and OS of patients receiving postoperative RT after surgery, GTR and STR.ResultsWe identified 2307 unique studies; 24 articles including 3078 patients met the inclusion criteria. The sensitivity analysis results showed that for patients undergoing undifferentiated surgical resection, adjuvant RT reduced tumor recurrence (HR=0.70, p<0.0001) with no significant effect on survival (HR=0.89, p=0.49). Postoperative RT significantly increased PFS (HR=0.69, p=0.01) and OS (HR=0.55, p=0.007) in patients undergoing GTR. The same improvement was observed in patients undergoing STR plus RT (PFS: HR=0.41, p<0.00001; OS: HR=0.47, p=0.01). A subgroup analysis of RT in patients undergoing GTR showed no change in PFS in patients undergoing Simpson grade I and II resection (HR=1.82, p=0.22) but significant improvement in patients undergoing Simpson grade III resection (HR=0.64, p=0.02).ConclusionRegardless of whether GTR or STR was performed, postoperative RT improved PFS and OS to varying degrees. Especially for patients undergoing Simpson grade III or IV resection, postoperative RT confers the benefits for recurrence and survival.

2021 ◽  
Vol 12 ◽  
Jinghui Liu ◽  
Yuan Wang ◽  
Chen Li ◽  
Peigang Ji ◽  
Shaochun Guo ◽  

Intradural extramedullary bronchogenic cysts (IEBC) are rare congenital cystic lesions. The clinical manifestations, radiological characteristics, especially the optimal treatment regimen are not well-understood. We retrospectively analyzed a series of patients with confirmed IEBC in Tangdu hospital and reviewed the published works to gain a comprehensive understanding of IEBC. In our institution, nine consecutive patients had pathologically confirmed IEBC between 2005 and 2018. We also identified 27 patients from previous studies. The most common presentations on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were hypointensity on T1-weighted images (T1WI), hyperintensity on T2-weighted images(T2WI), and no improvement on T1WI contrast-enhanced with gadolinium (94.4%). All patients in our center and the patients we reviewed received surgical resection; gross total resection (GTR) and partial resection (PR) were achieved in 20 (55.6%) and 16 (44.4%) patients, respectively. The symptom remission rate of patients who underwent GTR was 100%, which was similar to those who underwent PR (93.8%) (P = 0.457). The recurrence rate was 12.5% in the group who underwent PR and nil after GTR (P = 0.202). According to our current investigation, the surgical resection degree is irrelevant to the symptom remission rate. Therefore, we suggest that total resection should not be recommended for cases with tight adhesion. For patients with PR, longer follow-up will be necessary to determine the long-term outcome.

Peyton L. Nisson ◽  
Michael Gaub ◽  
Gabriel S. Gonzales-Portillo ◽  
Nikolay Martirosyan ◽  
Christopher Le ◽  

AbstractSinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare head-and-neck neoplasm that has a propensity to locally invade vital structures. Currently, the combination of surgical resection and radiation remains the optimal treatment.1 However, the extent of disease burden and involvement of surrounding anatomy may make these inoperable. Here, we demonstrate the successful application of multidisciplinary approach for surgical resection of a large, complex SCC lesion centered at the superior nasal cavity with extension into the eye orbits and brain. A two-step approach was performed; transcribiform, endoscopic piecemeal resection with reconstruction of the skull base, followed by a bifrontal craniotomy. Reconstruction was achieved using an inlay of DuraMatrix allograft (Stryker Inc., Kalamzoo, Michigan, United States) followed by an inlay of AlloDerm (Allergan Inc., Irvine, California, United States), anchored anteriorly and posteriorly with wide wings placed over the respective orbital roofs. Major steps include (1) a summary of the patient presentation and preoperative imaging, (2) resection of the tumor endonasally, (3) resection of the tumor intracranially from a bifrontal craniotomy, and (4) a review of the postoperative imaging. The patient tolerated the procedure (Fig. 1) well, returned to his baseline with no new neurologic deficits, and was placed on 6-week antibiotics regimen for osteomyelitis discovered during the operation. Approximately, 2 months after discharge, the patient unfortunately returned with altered mental status, was found to have sepsis, and expired shortly thereafter. This operative video illustrates the technical steps and capabilities of surgical treatment, achieving near-complete gross total resection of a complex SCC lesion using a multidisciplinary approach.The link to the video can be found at:

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 ◽  
Qinglin Li ◽  
Liang Xia ◽  
Caixing Sun ◽  
Huangjie Zhang ◽  
Mengying Zheng ◽  

Glioma is the common primary craniocerebral malignancy with unfavorable prognosis. It is currently treated by surgical resection supplemented by radiotherapy, although the resistance of glioma cells to radiation limits the therapeutic outcomes. The aim of the present study was to determine the potential radiosensitizing effects of borneol and the underlying mechanisms. We found that borneol administration along with radiotherapy significantly inhibited the growth of primary glioma cells in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, borneol markedly increased the number of autophagosomes in the glioma cells, which coincided with increased expression of beclin-1 and LC3. And the combination of borneol and radiation exposure significantly decreased the expression levels of HIF-1α, mTORC1 and eIF4E. In addition, silencing mTORC1 and eIF4E upregulated Beclin-1 and LC3 and decreased the expression of HIF-1α, thereby inhibiting tumor cell proliferation. Our findings suggest that borneol sensitizes glioma cells to radiation by inducing autophagy via inhibition of the mTORC1/eIF4E/HIF-1α regulatory axis.

2021 ◽  
Vol 15 (11) ◽  
pp. 1-9
Yonghao Zhang ◽  
Tarun Mohan Mirpuri ◽  
Chi Long Ho

Primary epithelioid sarcoma is an extremely rare malignancy of the scalp. To date, less than a dozen such cases have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis often is a challenge to both radiologists and clinicians. This is largely attributed to the lack of literature on the imaging features of scalp epithelioid sarcoma. In this report, we highlight the role of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis of primary scalp epithelioid sarcoma and review the epidemiology, imaging, treatment options, and prognosis of these malignant scalp tumors. Displaying a multilobulated morphology, heterogeneous enhancement, and restricted diffusion on MRI, these tumors typically show central degeneration with hemorrhage, necrosis, and calcification. Wide surgical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy are the mainstays of treatment for localized scalp tumors. Nevertheless, the prognosis of patients with distant metastases at diagnosis is extremely poor compared to those with local or regional diseases.

2021 ◽  
Vol 11 ◽  
Hui Jiang ◽  
Yelin Yang ◽  
Yuping Qian ◽  
Chengwei Shao ◽  
Jianping Lu ◽  

ObjectiveWe aimed to develop the tumor budding (TB) score and to explore the association between the TB score and overall survival (OS) in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).MethodsIn this retrospective study, 130 consecutive patients with PDAC underwent surgical resection between July 2016 and March 2019. The location and counts of TB were assessed based on the digitalized whole slide hematoxylin and eosin images. The TB score was achieved using the Cox regression equation. The cutoff point for the TB score was determined by X-tile. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression models were used to analyze the association between the TB score and OS.ResultsThe TB score was 0.49 (range = 0–1.08), and the best cutoff for the TB score was 0.62. The duration of survival in individuals with a low TB score [median = 21.8 months, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 15.43–25.50] was significantly longer than that in those with a high TB score (median = 11.33 months, 95% CI = 9.8–14.22). Univariate analysis revealed that the TB score was significantly associated with OS [hazard ratio (HR) = 2.71, 95% CI = 1.48–4.96, p = 0.001]. Multivariate analysis revealed a strong and independent association between the TB score and OS (HR = 2.35, 95% CI = 1.27–4.33, p = 0.03). The high TB score group had a 2.14 times higher mortality than the low TB score group.ConclusionThe TB score is strongly and independently associated with the risk of OS in PDAC.

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