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Papillary thyroid carcinoma presenting as miliary nodules on chest roentgenogram in the paediatric setting: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2020 Jun 13;72:322-325. Epub 2020 Jun 13.

Division of Anatomical Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and National Health Laboratory Service - Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. Electronic address:

Introduction: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common carcinoma to occur in childhood with a peak incidence between 11-17 years, and typically presents with advanced locoregional disease. Pulmonary metastases are seen in up to 46% of cases and should enter the differential diagnosis of miliary nodules seen on chest roentgenogram, even in regions where tuberculosis is endemic.

Presentation Of Case: An 11-year-old male presented with a short history of cough, shortness of breath and constitutional symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2020.06.058DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7305368PMC

Imaging Features and Patterns of Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Rearrangements.

Cancers (Basel) 2020 Mar 15;12(3). Epub 2020 Mar 15.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Rearranged during transfection proto-oncogene () fusions represent a potentially targetable oncogenic driver in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Imaging features and metastatic patterns of advanced fusion-positive (+) NSCLC are not well established. Our goal was to compare the imaging features and patterns of metastases in +, + and + NSCLC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers12030693DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7140075PMC

The added value of quantitative 18F-FDG-PET/CT parameters in the assessment of pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis in lung cancer.

J Thorac Dis 2019 Nov;11(11):E239-E242

Division of Thoracic Imaging and Intervention, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2019.10.10DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6940241PMC
November 2019

Imaging Features and Metastatic Patterns of Advanced -Rearranged Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

AJR Am J Roentgenol 2020 04 30;214(4):766-774. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Founders 202, Boston, MA 02114.

rearrangements are an established targetable oncogenic driver in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The goal of this study was to determine the imaging features of the primary tumor and metastatic patterns in advanced -rearranged (+) NSCLC that may be different from those in -mutant (+) or wild-type (-/-) NSCLC. Patients with advanced +, +, or NSCLC were retrospectively identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2214/AJR.19.21982DOI Listing

Osimertinib in Pulmonary Manifestations: Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature.

In Vivo 2020 Jan-Feb;34(1):315-319

Veterans Affairs North Texas Healthcare System, Dallas, TX and Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.

Osimertinib is an oral, irreversible epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor that is associated with various pulmonary manifestations including transient asymptomatic pulmonary opacities (TAPOs) and pneumonitis. We present a case of a 61-year-old female with Stage IV lung adenocarcinoma, who developed bilateral ground glass opacities on her chest-computed tomography (CT) three months after initiating osimertinib. Her imaging findings were thought to represent lymphangitic carcinomatosis responding to chemotherapy rather than drug induced toxicity, and she was continued on osimertinib. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21873/invivo.11776DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6984067PMC

Computed Tomography Imaging Features and Distribution of Metastases in ROS1-rearranged Non-Small-cell Lung Cancer.

Clin Lung Cancer 2020 Mar 16;21(2):153-159.e3. Epub 2019 Oct 16.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Background: ROS proto-oncogene 1 (ROS1) rearrangements are a known molecular target in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Our goal was to determine whether ROS1-rearranged NSCLC has imaging features and patterns of metastasis, which differ from those of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged or epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant NSCLC.

Patients And Methods: We retrospectively identified patients with metastatic ROS1-rearranged, ALK-rearranged, or EGFR-mutant NSCLC from January 2014 to June 2018 and included those with pretreatment imaging studies available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cllc.2019.10.006DOI Listing

Lung cancer metastasis to the breast mimicking inflammatory breast carcinoma on imaging.

Radiol Case Rep 2019 Dec 17;14(12):1500-1505. Epub 2019 Oct 17.

Department of Radiology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, P.O. Box 1980, Norfolk, VA 23501, USA.

While metastatic disease to the breast has been documented from many primary neoplasms with incidence ranging from 0.2% to approximately 2.7% among reported clinical cases, breast cancer metastases resulting from a primary lung neoplasm is significantly less commonly reported in the literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2019.09.024DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6807073PMC
December 2019

Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis without concurrent liver metastasis from colon cancer detected using 18F-FDG PET/CT: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Oct;98(41):e17446

Department of Nuclear Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China.

Rationale: The infiltration of tumor cells to pulmonary lymphatic system, as known as pulmonary lymphangitis carcinomatosis (PLC), is a rare presentation of pulmonary metastases.

Patient Concerns: We reported a case of a 66-year-old man after surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy for colon cancer. Two months after these therapies, the patient complained of nonproductive cough for 1 week. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000017446DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6799856PMC
October 2019
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Spectrum of 18F-FDG Uptake in Bilateral Lung Parenchymal Diseases on PET/CT.

Clin Nucl Med 2020 Jan;45(1):e15-e19

From the Department of Nuclear Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.

Bilateral lung parenchymal involvement is seen in infective as well as noninfective conditions, appearing as focal or diffuse lung disease. PET/CT with FDG helps in characterization (increased glucose utilization is seen by both inflammatory and neoplastic cells). In this article, we describe the spectrum of patterns of FDG uptake and associated CT changes involving bilateral lung parenchyma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0000000000002758DOI Listing
January 2020
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Lymphangitic spread of invasive lobular carcinoma to the contralateral breast.

Clin Imaging 2019 Nov - Dec;58:187-190. Epub 2019 Aug 13.

Department of Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390, United States of America. Electronic address:

Breast cancer typically spreads primarily to regional lymph nodes and subsequently to distant sites via hematogenous routes. Occasionally metastasis can occur through lymphangitic spread, usually to the lungs, resulting in lymphangitic carcinomatosis. Lymphangitic spread of several malignancies have been reported at other sites in the body with varying degrees of clinical significance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.08.002DOI Listing
March 2020
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CT Characteristics of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer With Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Rearrangement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

AJR Am J Roentgenol 2019 11 15;213(5):1059-1072. Epub 2019 Aug 15.

Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis regarding CT features of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement. The PubMed and Embase databases were searched up to February 20, 2019. Studies that evaluated CT features of NSCLC with and without ALK rearrangement was included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2214/AJR.19.21485DOI Listing
November 2019
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Pulmonary Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis: Diagnostic Performance of High-Resolution CT and F-FDG PET/CT in Correlation with Clinical Pathologic Outcome.

J Nucl Med 2020 Jan 21;61(1):26-32. Epub 2019 Jun 21.

Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

The rationale of this study was to investigate the performance of high-resolution CT (HRCT) versus F-FDG PET/CT for the diagnosis of pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC). In this retrospective institution-approved study, 94 patients addressed for initial staging of lung cancer with suspicion of PLC were included. Using double-blind analysis, we assessed the presence of signs favoring PLC on HRCT (smooth or nodular septal lines, subpleural nodularity, peribronchovascular thickening, satellite nodules, lymph node enlargement, and pleural effusion). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.119.229575DOI Listing
January 2020
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Computed Tomography Imaging Characteristics of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer With Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Rearrangements: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Clin Lung Cancer 2019 09 11;20(5):339-349. Epub 2019 May 11.

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Electronic address:

Introduction: Several studies have suggested that non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who harbor anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement might have different imaging features compared with those without the rearrangement. The goal of this work was to systematically investigate the computed tomography (CT) imaging features of ALK-rearranged NSCLC.

Materials And Methods: We searched published studies that investigated CT imaging features of ALK-rearranged NSCLC compared with ALK-negative, including epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant and ALK/EGFR-negative, NSCLC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cllc.2019.05.006DOI Listing
September 2019
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Lymphangitic carcinomatosis: A common radiographic manifestation of local failure following extended pleurectomy/decortication in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Lung Cancer 2019 06 26;132:94-98. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: The lymphangitic carcinomatosis (LC) pattern of metastatic malignancy is associated with a poor prognosis but is currently not well defined in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Here, we report the incidence and prognostic significance of the radiographic development of LC in MPM following extended pleurectomy/decortication (EPD).

Methods: Consecutive patients with biopsy-proven MPM undergoing EPD with intraoperative photodynamic therapy (PDT) at our institution from 2008 to 2014 were included in this retrospective study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2019.03.026DOI Listing
June 2019
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Pancreatic carcinoma underlying a complex presentation in late pregnancy: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Dec 15;12(1):369. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre, Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Australia.

Background: Gestational diabetes mellitus is strongly related to the risk of pancreatic cancer in pregnant women, but gestational diabetes can precede a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by many years. Women with a history of gestational diabetes showed a relative risk of pancreatic cancer of 7.1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1911-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6295019PMC
December 2018
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A Rare Case of Isolated Chronic Cough Caused by Pulmonary Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis as a Primary Manifestation of Rectum Carcinoma.

Intern Med 2018 Sep 18;57(18):2709-2712. Epub 2018 May 18.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan.

A 36-year old man was referred to our hospital due to isolated chronic cough that was refractory to anti-asthma medications, including inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting β agonists. Chest X-ray showed diffuse nodular and enhanced vascular shadows with Kerley lines in both lungs. A blood analysis showed elevated serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CA19-9 levels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.0572-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6191591PMC
September 2018
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Acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma of the lung with marked lymphogenous metastases and high titers of myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies: a case report.

BMC Cancer 2018 03 16;18(1):300. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Department of Radiology, Japanese Red Cross Kochi Hospital, 2-13-51, Shinhonmachi, Kochi-city, Kochi, 780-8562, Japan.

Background: Acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma (ASQCC), histologically characterized by intercellular bridge loosening, is recognized as a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC). ASQCC may demonstrate a worse prognosis than conventional SQCC. Pulmonary ASQCC is particularly rare; its biological behavior and prognostic data have not been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4218-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5857100PMC
March 2018
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Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis From Prostate Cancer Identified With Gallium-68 Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen Positron Emission Tomography Imaging.

Urology 2018 Apr 29;114:e1-e2. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Lymphangitic carcinomatosis refers to the rare process of diffuse malignant invasion of the pulmonary lymphatics. We describe the first reported case of lymphangitic carcinomatosis visualized with gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography and its clinical significance in a 53-year-old man with prostate carcinoma. This case highlights the ability of gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography for prostate carcinoma characterization and the importance of always considering atypical patterns of metastatic disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2017.12.010DOI Listing
April 2018
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Imaging of renal medullary carcinoma in children and young adults: a report from the Children's Oncology Group.

Pediatr Radiol 2017 Nov 8;47(12):1615-1621. Epub 2017 Jul 8.

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, 510 S. Kingshighway, Campus Box 8131, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA.

Background: Renal medullary carcinoma is a rare renal malignancy of childhood. There are no large series describing the imaging appearance of renal medullary carcinoma in children.

Objective: To characterize the clinical and imaging features of pediatric renal medullary carcinoma at initial presentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00247-017-3926-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5768308PMC
November 2017
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Bilateral diffuse grade 5 radiation pneumonitis after intensity modulated radiation therapy for localized lung cancer.

World J Clin Oncol 2017 Jun;8(3):285-288

Virginia W Osborn, Andrea Leaf, Anna Lee, Elizabeth Garay, Joseph Safdieh, David Schwartz, David Schreiber, Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn, NY 11209, United States.

We are reporting a case of fatal radiation pneumonitis that developed six months following chemoradiation for limited stage small cell lung cancer. The patient was a 67-year-old man with a past medical history of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and remote suspicion for CREST, neither of which were active in the years leading up to treatment. He received 6600 cGy delivered in 200 cGy daily fractions intensity modulated radiation therapy with concurrent cisplatin/etoposide followed by additional chemotherapy with dose-reduced cisplatin/etoposide and carboplatin/etoposide and then received prophylactic cranial irradiation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5306/wjco.v8.i3.285DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5465019PMC
June 2017
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CT findings of small cell lung carcinoma: Can recognizable features be found?

Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Nov;95(47):e5426

aDepartment of Radiology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Yatap-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do bDepartment of Radiology, St. Mary Dain Hospital, Mangpo-dong, Youngtong-gu, Suwon-si cDepartment of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The purpose of this study was to clarify the recognizable computed tomography (CT) features of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC).Contrast enhanced CT scans were reviewed retrospectively for mass location, mediastinal extension, and other concomitant findings in 142 patients with pathologically proven SCLC. SCLC was classified into hilar mass only (type I), hilar mass with ipsilateral mediastinal extension (type II), hilar mass with bilateral mediastinal extension (type III), and peripheral mass (type IV). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000005426DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5134877PMC
November 2016
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Primary systemic amyloidosis: imaging interpretation of this complex multisystemic disease.

Authors:
Indu Mitra Ken Tung

BJR Case Rep 2016 2;2(4):20150171. Epub 2016 Nov 2.

Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust, Southampton, UK.

This report highlights the diagnostic complexities involved in the case of a 63-year-old female who presented with a non-productive cough and shortness of breath on exertion. Initial chest radiograph demonstrated generalized abnormal interstitial lung markings with thickened peripheral septal lines. Further characterization was sought by CT scan of the chest, and given the possibility of lymphangitic carcinomatosis, a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis was also performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjrcr.20150171DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6243301PMC
November 2016
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Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake in Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer With and Without Pulmonary Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis.

Anticancer Res 2016 Aug;36(8):4313-20

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Aim: To assess the correlation between advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with or without pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC) and fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake and its effect on survival outcomes.

Patients And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 157 patients with NSCLC. The mean and maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmean and SUVmax, respectively), metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were evaluated for their effect on overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Read More

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August 2016
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Distinctive Patterns of Initially Presenting Metastases and Clinical Outcomes According to the Histological Subtypes in Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Feb;95(6):e2795

From the Department of Radiation Oncology (DSL, YSK, CSK, SHK); Division of Pulmonology (CDY, JWK, SJK, YKK), Department of Internal Medicine; Division of Medical Oncology (YHK, JHK), Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Hospital Pathology (KYL); and The Cancer Research Institute (SJK), College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

This study was designed to compare the primary patterns of metastases and clinical outcomes between adenocarcinoma (Adenoca) and squamous cell carcinoma (SQ) in initially diagnosed stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).Between June 2007 and June 2013, a total of 427 eligible patients were analyzed. These patients were histologically confirmed as Adenoca or SQ and underwent systemic imaging studies, including 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and brain imaging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000002795DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4753937PMC
February 2016
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Impact of histologic subtype and sarcomatoid transformation on metastasis in renal cell carcinoma: a single institute experience in 149 patients.

Abdom Radiol (NY) 2016 Feb;41(2):295-302

Department of Imaging, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA.

Purpose: To compare the metastatic pattern and outcome of clear cell RCC (ccRCC) and papillary RCC (pRCC), and to assess the impact of sarcomatoid transformation on the disease spread and prognosis.

Materials And Methods: This IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective study included 149 consecutive patients (108 men; mean age 58 years; range 25-86) with metastatic RCC (ccRCC = 116, pRCC = 33), identified from imaging database. All available imaging studies and electronic records of these patients were reviewed to document pathological features, distribution and timing of metastasis, and survival. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00261-015-0569-7DOI Listing
February 2016
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Maintaining sharp focus on a grainy film: miliary pattern in an elderly woman with acute respiratory failure.

BMJ Case Rep 2015 Jul 22;2015. Epub 2015 Jul 22.

Division of Immunology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

An elderly woman with a history of pulmonary tuberculosis reportedly diagnosed and treated 30 years prior to presentation was found unresponsive at home. Chest imaging revealed innumerable pulmonary nodules worrisome for an infectious process, specifically tuberculosis. The patient deteriorated rapidly and in accordance with her wishes, aggressive interventions were withheld. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2015-210934DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4513546PMC
July 2015
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Lymphangitic spread from the appendiceal adenocarcinoma to the ileocecal valve, mimicking Crohn's disease.

World J Gastroenterol 2015 Feb;21(7):2206-9

Tricia Murdock, Maryam Zenali, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont-College of Medicine/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT 05401, United States.

Due to the anatomical peculiarity of the appendix, diagnosis of tumors arising from this area can be challenging by clinicoradiologic means. We report a case of a rare primary appendiceal signet ring carcinoma with an uncommon presentation. An 86-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with subacute epigastric pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v21.i7.2206DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4326160PMC
February 2015
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Hepatic lymphatics: anatomy and related diseases.

Abdom Imaging 2015 Aug;40(6):1997-2011

Department of Radiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, Geneva, Switzerland,

The liver normally produces a large amount of lymph. It is estimated that between 25% and 50% of the lymph received by the thoracic duct comes from the liver. In normal conditions, hepatic lymphatics are not depicted on cross-sectional imaging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00261-015-0350-yDOI Listing
August 2015
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Advanced adenocarcinoma of the lung: comparison of CT characteristics of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene rearrangement and those with epidermal growth factor receptor mutation.

Radiology 2015 Apr 7;275(1):272-9. Epub 2015 Jan 7.

From the Departments of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (C.M.C., W.S.K.), Oncology (C.M.C.), Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology (M.Y.K.), and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (J.B.L.), University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 86 Asanbyeongwon-Gil, Songpa-Gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea; and Department of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea (H.J.H.).

Purpose: To study the differences in computed tomographic (CT) characteristics between patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma who have anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement and those who have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations.

Materials And Methods: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. Informed consent was waived. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/radiol.14140848DOI Listing
April 2015
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Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis in liver carcinoma: a rare case report and literature review.

World J Surg Oncol 2014 Mar 27;12:66. Epub 2014 Mar 27.

Department of Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, 79 Qingchun Road, 310003 Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Primary liver carcinoma is the most important malignant disease. The nodular metastatic foci of liver carcinoma are usually found in the lung, adrenal gland or abdomen after resection or transplantation. Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC) accounts for approximately 6% to 8% of metastatic cancer in the lung. Read More

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http://wjso.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1477-7819-12-
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-12-66DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3986917PMC
March 2014
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Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2014 Jul 4;43(7):806-10. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex, UK.

Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC) secondary to mucosal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is extremely rare, difficult to diagnose in the pre-symptomatic phase, and is rapidly fatal. We describe two cases of fatal PLC secondary to squamous cell carcinoma in whom a review of pre-treatment imaging (computed tomography of the chest) changes reported as unspecific were retrospectively felt to be consistent with pre-symptomatic PLC. Case 1, a 73-year-old male with T2N2bMx poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the right tonsil, died 6 weeks after chemoradiotherapy with curative intent. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S09015027130122
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2013.12.003DOI Listing
July 2014
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Docetaxel-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis mimicking lymphangitic carcinomatosis in a patient with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lung.

Authors:
Asma Taj

Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther 2013 Sep-Dec;6(3-4):117-9. Epub 2013 Oct 3.

Department of Medicine, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 46314, United States. Electronic address:

Docetaxel belongs to the taxane family of anti-cancer drugs, which are commonly used in non-small cell lung cancers. They stabilize microtubules by preventing depolymerization, resulting in cell death. Pneumonitis is an uncommon side effect of docetaxel. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hemonc.2013.08.005DOI Listing
June 2014
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Mimics in chest disease: interstitial opacities.

Insights Imaging 2013 Feb 18;4(1):9-27. Epub 2012 Dec 18.

Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana, 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece,

Septal, reticular, nodular, reticulonodular, ground-glass, crazy paving, cystic, ground-glass with reticular, cystic with ground-glass, decreased and mosaic attenuation pattern characterise interstitial lung diseases on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). Occasionally different entities mimic each other, either because they share identical HRCT findings or because of superimposition of patterns. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), fibrosis associated with connective tissue disease, asbestosis, end-stage sarcoidosis or chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) may present with lower zone, subpleural reticular pattern associated with honeycombing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13244-012-0207-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579994PMC
February 2013
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Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis as a primary manifestation of gastric carcinoma in a young adult: a case report and review of the literature.

BMC Res Notes 2012 Nov 16;5:638. Epub 2012 Nov 16.

Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Leuven, Digestive Oncology Unit, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Lymphangitic carcinomatosis as a manifestation of gastric carcinoma is rare. The presenting symptoms are misleading and nonspecific, often resulting in delayed diagnosis.

Case Presentation: We present a case of a 24 year old male with progressive dyspnea. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-5-638DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3519516PMC
November 2012
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F-18 FDG PET/CT in Bilateral Diffuse Pulmonary Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis.

Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2012 Jun 4;46(2):150-1. Epub 2012 Feb 4.

Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4042997PMC
June 2012
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[The value of transbronchial lung biopsy findings in the diagnosis of a case of TS-1-induced pulmonary toxicity].

Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 2011 Dec;49(12):949-54

Department of Internal Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Musashikosugi Hospital.

We report the case of a 67-year-old man with a diagnosis of stage IV stomach cancer in May 2010 who was treated with outpatient chemotherapy using TS-1, paclitaxel and lentinan. Dyspnea and coughing developed after drug administration in November and the patient was hospitalized on day 5 after the appearance of symptoms due to hypoxemia and the presence of ground-glass opacities in the right middle and lower lung fields. On the same day, bronchoscopy was performed for differentiation from infection and lymphangitic carcinomatosis. Read More

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December 2011
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Prognostic implication of the lymphangitic carcinomatosis pattern on perfusion lung scan.

Can Assoc Radiol J 2012 Nov 14;63(4):294-303. Epub 2011 Dec 14.

Diagnostic Imaging Department, Lakeshore General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Purpose: Findings not associated with thromboembolic disease on routine perfusion lung scan may sometimes have particular clinical significance. We wanted to assess the clinical importance and overall survival after the recognition of a lymphangitic carcinomatosis pattern on perfusion lung scan.

Case Report: We report a case of lymphangitic carcinomatosis pattern on perfusion lung scan performed in a previously healthy patient who had rapid progressive course and died the next day. Read More

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November 2012
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Lung abnormalities at multimodality imaging after radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer.

Radiographics 2011 May-Jun;31(3):771-89

Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Catholic University, A. Gemelli Hospital, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy.

Three-dimensional (3D) conformal radiation therapy (CRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) are designed to deliver the maximum therapeutic radiation dose to the tumor, allowing improved local disease control, while minimizing irradiation of surrounding normal structures. The complex configuration of the multiple beams that deliver the radiation dose to the tumor in 3D CRT and SBRT produces patterns of lung injury that differ in location and extent from those seen after conventional radiation therapy. Radiation-induced changes in lung tissue after 3D CRT and SBRT occur within the radiation portals. Read More

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September 2011
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Squamous cell lung cancer presenting with pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis.

J Ark Med Soc 2010 Dec;107(7):132-4

Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC) refers to the infiltration of lung lymphatic channels with metastatic carcinoma and is associated with a dismal prognosis. PLC accompanies circa 7% of all pulmonary metastases and is most commonly caused by various metastatic adenocarcinomas. Only two cases of PLC due to squamous cell lung carcinoma have been reported to date in the English literature. Read More

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December 2010
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Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis from squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix.

World J Surg Oncol 2010 Dec 3;8:107. Epub 2010 Dec 3.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Introduction: Pulmonary metastasis presenting as lymphangitic carcinomatosis arising from squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the cervix is a rare event. Poorly represented in the literature, this event is associated with a) difficulty in accurate diagnosis, b) grave prognosis, and the c) lack of recognized predisposing risk factors.

Case Report: A 50 year-old female presented at our practice with a three-month history of a productive cough associated with dyspnoea and shortness of breath. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3006383PMC
December 2010
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FDG PET/CT in assessment of pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis.

AJR Am J Roentgenol 2010 Jan;194(1):231-6

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St., 202 Founders, Boston MA 02114, USA.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the role of PET/CT in the diagnosis of pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis.

Materials And Methods: Integrated PET/CT images of 35 patients (15 men, 20 women; mean age, 64.5 years) with pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis confirmed at follow-up chest CT or histopathologic examination were analyzed retrospectively. Read More

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January 2010
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[A case of tumor microembolism diagnosed by perfusion scan and transbronchial lung biopsy].

Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 2009 Aug;47(8):687-91

Department of Hematology and Respiratory Medicine, Kochi University

A 70-year-old woman with breast cancer treated with hormonal therapy had progressive shortness of breath for one month. Chest radiograph and computed tomography showed mild interstitial changes, but could not account for her respiratory failure. Lymphangitic carcinomatosis, drug-induced pneumonitis, idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis, opportunistic infection, and pulmonary edema were considered in the differential diagnosis of the CT findings. Read More

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August 2009
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Erdheim-Chester disease with lung involvement mimicking pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis.

Am J Med Sci 2009 Apr;337(4):302-4

Divisions of pulmonology, St. Paul's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare proliferative non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis of multiple organs with unknown etiology. Around 20% of ECD cases are reported to be associated with lung involvement and there are very few cases manifested solely by nonspecific respiratory symptoms. A 50-year-old woman presented with dry cough and dyspnea for 2 weeks. Read More

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April 2009
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Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis as a primary manifestation of colon cancer in a young adult.

CMAJ 2008 Aug;179(4):338-40

Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York, USA.

Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis is a metastatic lung disease characterized by diffuse spread of the tumour to the pulmonary lymphatic system. We describe the case of a 31-year-old woman who initially received a diagnosis of sarcoidosis based on the results of imaging studies. However, results of a transbronchial biopsy led to the diagnosis of pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis from metastatic colon cancer. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2492966PMC
August 2008
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From the archives of the AFIP: pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.

Radiographics 2008 May-Jun;28(3):883-99; quiz 915

Department of Radiologic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 14th St and Alaska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20306, USA.

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) may develop in a primary (idiopathic) form, chiefly during middle age, or less commonly in the setting of inhalational exposure, hematologic malignancy, or immunodeficiency. Current research supports the theory that PAP is the result of pathophysiologic mechanisms that impair pulmonary surfactant homeostasis and lung immune function. Clinical symptomatology is variable, ranging from mild progressive dyspnea to respiratory failure. Read More

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June 2008
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Unusual thoracic CT manifestations of osteosarcoma: review of 16 cases.

Pediatr Radiol 2008 May 2;38(5):551-8. Epub 2008 Feb 2.

Department of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 110029.

Pulmonary metastases are common in osteosarcoma and the most common appearance is of multiple well-defined nodules in the lung parenchyma. However, a variety of atypical locations and presentations of osteosarcoma metastasis can occur in the thorax. We present a review of the thoracic CT findings in 16 patients with histopathologically confirmed osteosarcoma with unusual thoracic manifestations. Read More

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May 2008
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[Lung adenocarcinoma feigning an interstitial lung disease in a 30-year-old man].

An Med Interna 2007 Jun;24(6):289-91

Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Nuestra Señora del Prado, Talavera de la Reina, Toledo.

A case of a 30-year-old man is presented. He had a past medical history of asthma and presented with cough, shortness of breath, fever and chest pain. The chest X-ray showed cardiomegaly and a interstitial pattern. Read More

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June 2007
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A patient with pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis successfully treated with TS-1 and cisplatin.

Intern Med 2007 17;46(8):491-4. Epub 2007 Apr 17.

Division of Respiratory Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba.

A 37-year-old man was referred to our hospital with complaints of dyspnea and general fatigue. Chest radiograph and CT scan revealed thickness of bronchovascular bundles in both lungs. In spite of various examinations, the primary lesion was not identified. Read More

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June 2007
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Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC): spectrum of FDG-PET findings.

Clin Nucl Med 2006 Nov;31(11):673-8

Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

The lungs are among the most common sites for metastases from a multitude of cancers. The majority of pulmonary metastases appear nodular on radiologic images. Interstitial spread of tumor through pulmonary lymphatics, also known as pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC), is not uncommon and constitutes approximately 7% of pulmonary metastases. Read More

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November 2006
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[Clinical features and diagnosis of pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis].

Ai Zheng 2006 Sep;25(9):1127-30

Department of Internal Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510080, P. R. China.

Background & Objective: Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC) is a special type of pulmonary metastasis of carcinoma. It is easy to be misdiagnosed as other pulmonary interstitial diseases. This study was to discuss the clinical features of PLC, and provide experience information for diagnosis, differentiated diagnosis, and evaluation of prognosis of PLC. Read More

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September 2006
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