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Early ultrasound evaluation identifies excellent responders to neoadjuvant systemic therapy among patients with triple-negative breast cancer.

Cancer 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Breast Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: Heterogeneity exists in the response of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) to standard anthracycline (AC)/taxane-based neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST), with 40% to 50% of patients having a pathologic complete response (pCR) to therapy. Early assessment of the imaging response during NAST may identify a subset of TNBCs that are likely to have a pCR upon completion of treatment. The authors aimed to evaluate the performance of early ultrasound (US) after 2 cycles of neoadjuvant NAST in identifying excellent responders to NAST among patients with TNBC. Read More

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Effects of Melatonin Supplementation on Serum Oxidative Stress Markers and Disease Activity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Int J Clin Pract 2021 Apr 20:e14246. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Research Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, A Joanna Briggs Institute affiliated group, Health Management and Safety Promotion Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Background: Considering pathologic significance of oxidative stress in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), current research aimed to evaluate the effects of melatonin supplementation on oxidative stress markers and disease activity in SLE.

Method: In this randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 32 SLE females were selected and randomly assigned into 2 groups to take 10 mg/day melatonin or placebo for twelve weeks. Before and after trial, serum malondialdehyde (MDA) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) were measured and disease activity was determined by Systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index 2000 (SLEDAI-2K). Read More

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Clinicopathologic Characteristics and Survival of Patients with Rare Malignant Ovarian Yolk Sac Tumors: A Population-based Analysis.

Curr Med Sci 2021 Apr 20;41(2):342-347. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, China.

Yolk sac tumors (YSTs) are rare malignant germ cell tumors that usually affect young females. To date, there have been few studies on YSTs. We evaluated the relationship between clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with ovarian YSTs and disease outcome based on Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data. Read More

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Mimickers of breast malignancy: imaging findings, pathologic concordance and clinical management.

Insights Imaging 2021 Apr 20;12(1):53. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Breast Imaging Department, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1350, Houston, TX, 77030-4009, USA.

Many benign breast entities have a clinical and imaging presentation that can mimic breast cancer. The purpose of this review is to illustrate the wide spectrum of imaging features that can be associated with benign breast diseases with an emphasis on the suspicious imaging findings associated with these benign conditions that can mimic cancer. As radiologic-pathologic correlation can be particularly challenging in these cases, the radiologist's familiarity with these benign entities and their imaging features is essential to ensure that a benign pathology result is accepted as concordant when appropriate and that a suitable management plan is formulated. Read More

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Surgical hip dislocation for treatment of synovial chondromatosis of the hip.

Int Orthop 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Orthopedics, the First People's Hospital of Changzhou, 185 Ju Qian Road, Changzhou, 213000, China.

Purpose: In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of surgical hip dislocation in patients with synovial chondromatosis (SC) of the hip.

Methods: Seven patients with primary SC of the hip treated with open synovectomy and removal of loose bodies by surgical hip dislocation from 2016 to 2019 were retrospectively reviewed. All patients had numerous and widespread loose bodies based on pre-operative images, including routine radiographs, CT, and MRI. Read More

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Mucinous Colorectal Cancer is Associated With Expression of the TIM-3 Immune Checkpoint Independently of Microsatellite Instability (MSI) Status.

Ann Surg Oncol 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Background: Immune checkpoint inhibition has demonstrated success in overcoming tumor-mediated immune suppression in several types of cancer. However, its clinical use is limited to a small subset of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, and response is highly variable between CRC subtypes. This study aimed to determine the profile of immune checkpoints and factors associated with immune checkpoint inhibitor response in mucinous CRC. Read More

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Four-Tier Pathologic Tumor Regression Grading System Predicts the Clinical Outcome in Patients Who Undergo Surgical Resection for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

Gut Liver 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea.

Background/aims: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is increasingly utilized in patients with borderline or locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). However, the pathologic evaluation of tumor regression is not routinely performed or well established. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of three tumor regression grading systems frequently used in LAPC and to determine the correlation between pathologic and clinical response. Read More

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Outcomes of Calcium Hydroxide with Iodoform Pulpectomies in Primary Teeth.

J Dent Child (Chic) 2021 Jan;88(1):46-51

Dr. Moskovitz is a clinical associate professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel;, Email:

To assess retrospectively the success rate of calcium hydroxide with iodoform as a filling material in pulpectomies of primary molars with irreversible pulpitis or pulp necrosis, and to evaluate factors that affect outcomes.
This study consisted of records of 73 patients with primary molars treated with pulpectomy with high quality radiographs. Treatment was considered successful clinically if the tooth was not extracted and radiographs showed a decrease or no change in preexisting pathologic radiolucent defects. Read More

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Distinctive Clinicopathologic Features of Monomorphic B-cell Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Children.

Pediatr Dev Pathol 2021 Apr 19:10935266211007254. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Introduction: Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) comprise a heterogeneous group of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive or negative lymphoid or plasmacytic lesions in solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplant recipients. Although PTLDs in adults have been extensively studied, the clinicopathologic features of monomorphic B-cell PTLD in children, particularly EBV-negative forms, are still poorly understood.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all our pediatric cases of monomorphic B-cell PTLDs diagnosed in the past 10 years. Read More

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Interleukin-6 blockade, a potential adjunct therapy for post-burn hypermetabolism.

FASEB J 2021 May;35(5):e21596

Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Severe burns remain a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Despite advances in patient care, the excessive and uncontrolled hypermetabolic stress response induced by this trauma inevitably affects every organ system causing substantial morbidity and mortality. Recent evidence suggests interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a major culprit underlying post-burn hypermetabolism. Read More

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Laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy in esophageal cancer patients with high-risk post-operative complications.

Dis Esophagus 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Gastroenterology, Digestive Surgery Division, Hospital das Clínicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Surgical treatment of esophageal cancer is challenging, due to considerable morbidity, especially in high surgical risk patients. While transhiatal esophagectomy leads to good oncological outcomes and reduced postoperative complications, less invasive techniques might further improve outcomes. Our goal was to compare results of laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy (LTE) with open transhiatal esophagectomy (OTE) in esophageal cancer patients at high surgical risk. Read More

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Construction of a Prognostic Immune-Related LncRNA Risk Model for Lung Adenocarcinoma.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 18;9:648806. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Background: Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) originates mainly from the mucous epithelium and glandular epithelium of the bronchi. It is the most common pathologic subtype of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). At present, there is still a lack of clear criteria to predict the efficacy of immunotherapy. Read More

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Clinical and Pathologic Presentation of Primary Ocular Surface Tumors among Zambians.

Ocul Oncol Pathol 2021 Mar 21;7(2):108-120. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Nebraska Center for Virology and the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

Aim: This study aimed to characterize the clinical and pathologic presentation of ocular surface tumors (OSTs) and to more precisely differentiate the grades of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) and benign lesions among Zambians.

Methods: Two-hundred sixty-five Zambian patients presenting with ocular surface growths, suspicious for OSSN, were recruited between November 2017 and November 2019 to a cross-sectional study to investigate their lesions. Sociodemographic data were collected, HIV infection status and vision tests were performed, and lesions were measured and documented. Read More

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Case Report: Multiple Vertebral Compression Fractures in 14-Year-Old Children With Multiple Myeloma.

Front Oncol 2021 25;11:662169. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a neoplastic disorder characterized by clonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells derived from B cells in bone marrow. Pediatric MM is rare with only approximately 0.3% of cases diagnosed before the age of 30. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant therapy for HER2-positive early breast cancer: a network meta-analysis.

Ther Adv Med Oncol 2021 3;13:17588359211006948. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Department of Breast Surgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, No.29, Xin Quan Road, Gulou District, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, 350001, China.

Aims: Currently, there are many approaches available for neoadjuvant therapy for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer that improve therapeutic efficacy but are also controversial. We conducted a two-step Bayesian network meta-analysis (NMA) to compare odds ratios (ORs) for pathologic complete response (PCR) and safety endpoints.

Methods: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Embase, and online abstracts from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium were searched comprehensively and systematically. Read More

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Clinico-Pathologic Profile and Treatment Outcomes of Patients with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Based on Cell of Origin Classification.

Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus 2021 Apr 27;37(2):226-231. Epub 2020 Jul 27.

Department of Medical Oncology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India.

Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCLs) constitute 40% of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma and it represent a heterogeneous group of neoplasms rather than a single clinicopathological entity. We analysed the outcomes and clinical features based on the cell of origin in a series of patients with DLBCL from our institute. Medical case records of all newly diagnosed DLBCL treated in our institute from January 2015 to July 2017 were analysed for this study. Read More

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Clear Cell Differentiation in Eccrine Porocarcinoma as a High-Risk Feature: Epidemiologic and Pathologic Features of Eccrine Porocarcinoma in a Single-Center Case Series.

Am J Dermatopathol 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Dermatology, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI; and Center for Dermatoepidemiology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI.

Abstract: Eccrine porocarcinoma (EPC) is a rare sweat gland malignancy. Recognition of histologic features is challenging, and specific pathologic features correlate with risk of poor outcome. This single-center retrospective review and case series of 58 EPC cases from 2000 to 2016 elucidates epidemiologic and pathologic characteristics of EPC. Read More

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Changes in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using the Prostate Cancer Radiologic Estimation of Change in Sequential Evaluation Criteria to Detect Prostate Cancer Progression for Men on Active Surveillance.

Eur Urol Oncol 2021 Apr 21;4(2):227-234. Epub 2020 Oct 21.

Urologic Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Electronic address:

Background: The ability of serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to capture pathologic progression during active surveillance (AS) remains in question.

Objective: To determine whether changes in MRI are associated with pathologic progression for patients on AS.

Design, Setting, And Participants: From July 2007 through January 2020, we identified all patients evaluated for AS at our institution. Read More

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Extracellular vesicles in kidneys and their clinical potential in renal diseases.

Kidney Res Clin Pract 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Internal Medicine and Institute of Kidney Disease Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Extracellular vesicles (EVs), such as exosomes and microvesicles, are cell-derived lipid bilayer membrane particles, which deliver information from host cells to recipient cells. EVs are involved in various biological processes including the modulation of the immune response, cell-to-cell communications, thrombosis, and tissue regeneration. Different types of kidney cells are known to release EVs under physiologic as well as pathologic conditions, and recent studies have found that EVs have a pathophysiologic role in different renal diseases. Read More

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Medullary breast carcinoma: a pathologic review and immunohistochemical study using tissue microarray.

Singapore Med J 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Introduction: Medullary breast carcinomas (MBCs) are distinguished by circumscribed, high-grade morphology with dense chronic inflammation; they are associated with the basal phenotype but have a relatively good prognosis.

Methods: This study aimed to review the clinicopathological features of MBCs diagnosed at the Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital and correlate them with immunohistochemical expression of hormonal markers and c-erbB-2, the basal markers p53, cytokeratin (CK) 14, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and 34BE12, and the follow-up outcome.

Results: Using Ridolfi's criteria for histologic reviews, 62 patients previously diagnosed as having 'typical MBC' (n = 26), 'atypical MBC' (n = 32) and 'invasive carcinoma with focal medullary-like features' (n = 4) were re-classified as follows: 'typical MBC' (n = 6; 9. Read More

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Clinical Implications of Combined Lymphocyte and Neutrophil Count in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer After Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy.

World J Surg 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, 164, World cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, 16499, Korea.

Background: There are controversies about the ability of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio to predict the recurrence and survival in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation. The objective of this study is to investigate the prognostic potential of combined lymphocyte count (LC) and neutrophil count (NC) in LARC patients treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by curative surgery.

Methods: Patients with LARC who underwent surgical resection between January 2010 and December 2017 were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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Costal Osteoma: Report of a Case in an Unusual Site.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Apr 17;22:e930902. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Pathology, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, South Korea.

BACKGROUND Osteoma is a benign bone tumor that typically arises in facial bones and less frequently in the long bones. It rarely occurs in the appendiceal skeleton. Pathologic findings are similar to those for parosteal osteosarcoma, periostitis ossificans, and osteoid osteoma. Read More

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Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers in Radiation Oncology.

Med Phys 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA.

A magnetic resonance (MR) biologic marker (biomarker) is a measurable quantitative characteristic that is an indicator of normal biological and pathogenetic processes or a response to therapeutic intervention derived from the MR imaging process. There is significant potential for MR biomarkers to facilitate personalized approaches to cancer care through more precise disease targeting by quantifying normal versus pathologic tissue function as well as toxicity to both radiation and chemotherapy. Both of which have the potential to increase the therapeutic ratio and provide earlier, more accurate monitoring of treatment response. Read More

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The Application of Core Needle Biopsy Through the Trocar Hole in the Surgical Operation of Endoscopically Unresectable Giant Colon Polyps: A Systematic Review Study.

Adv Ther 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

General Surgery Department, Beijing Rehabilitation Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100144, China.

Introduction: The study aimed to investigate the application of core needle biopsy through the trocar hole during surgery on endoscopically unresectable giant colon polyps.

Methods: The clinical data of 51 patients with endoscopically unresectable giant colon polyps from May 2016 to May 2020 were retrospectively analyzed. The primary observational outcomes were two comparative analyses of pathologic results, using the kappa index: comparison of the pathologic results from the preoperative colonoscopy and the postoperative pathologic results and comparison of the intraoperative pathologic results from core needle biopsy of the intestinal wall and the postoperative pathologic results. Read More

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Direct comparison of the tau PET tracers [F]flortaucipir and [F]MK-6240 in human subjects.

J Nucl Med 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

University of Pittsburgh, United States.

Tau PET tracers exhibit varying levels of specific signal and distinct off-target binding patterns that are more diverse than amyloid PET tracers. This study compares two frequently used tau PET tracers, [F]flortaucipir (FTP) and [F]MK-6240, in the same subjects. [F]flortaucipir and [F]MK-6240 scans were collected within two months in 15 elderly subjects varying in terms of clinical diagnosis and cognition. Read More

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Plurihormonal Pit-1 Positive Pituitary Adenomas: a systematic review and single center series.

World Neurosurg 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Purpose: The 2017 WHO classification of pituitary adenomas identifies the plurihormonal PIT-1 positive adenoma (PP1) as a distinct subtype. Literature suggests PP1 encompasses the former class of Silent Subtype 3 adenoma (SS3), and may have an aggressive phenotype. This study summarizes the current clinical data on PP1 and SS3 tumors and compares this published data to a single institutional cohort. Read More

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Pathological complete response of adding targeted therapy to neoadjuvant chemotherapy for inflammatory breast cancer: A systematic review.

PLoS One 2021 16;16(4):e0250057. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Program and Clinic and Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America.

Background: The current use of targeted therapy plus neoadjuvant chemotherapy for inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is based on data extrapolated from studies in non-IBC. We conducted a systematic review to determine whether neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus targeted therapy results in a higher pathologic complete response (pCR) rate than neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone in patients with IBC.

Method And Findings: This systematic review was registered in the PROSPERO register with registration number CRD42018089465. Read More

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Pathologic Antibodies to Platelet Factor 4 after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccination.

N Engl J Med 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

From the Department of Haematology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (M.S., M.L.), National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre (M.S., M.L.), Special Coagulation, Health Services Laboratories (D.S.), Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London (D.G.), and National Institute for Health Research Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre (D.G.), London, the Department of Haematology, University Hospital Southampton, Southampton (R.L.), National Health Service Blood and Transplant, Bristol (A.P.), National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (T.S.), the Department of Haematology, Mid Essex Hospitals, Chelmsford (P.K.), the Department of Haematology, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge (W.T.), and the Department of Haematology, University Hospitals Birmingham, and Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (W.L.) - all in the United Kingdom; and the Department of Vascular Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam (M.L.).

Background: The mainstay of control of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is vaccination against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Within a year, several vaccines have been developed and millions of doses delivered. Reporting of adverse events is a critical postmarketing activity. Read More

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How Can We Differentiate Local Recurrence From Heterotopic Ossification After Resection and Implantation of an Oncologic Knee Prosthesis in Patients with a Bone Sarcoma?

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 May;479(5):1134-1143

K. Jamshidi, A. Bagherifard, A. Mirzaei, Bone and Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Shafa Orthopedic Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Heterotopic ossification (HO) is common after total joint arthroplasty and usually does not cause diagnostic problems. However, the occurrence of HO after oncologic prostheses implantation can be troublesome as it may mimic a locally recurrent tumor. Because this distinction could have a profound impact on the surgeon and patient, it is important to distinguish the two entities; to our knowledge, no study has evaluated this after oncologic endoprosthetic reconstruction around the knee after tumor resection. Read More

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Diagnostic yield of muscle biopsy in infants: Retrospective analysis of clinical and histopathologic findings.

Clin Neuropathol 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

The aim was to define the clinical and histopathologic findings of infants who underwent muscle biopsy and identify the diagnostic yield of muscle biopsy in this cohort. Infants who underwent muscle biopsy from January 2010 to March 2017 at a tertiary hospital were included in the study (N = 87; 64 boys (73.6%), 23 girls (26. Read More

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