- 作者列表："Ganau M","Gallinaro P","Cebula H","Scibilia A","Todeschi J","Gubian A","Nannavecchia B","Signorelli F","Pop R","Coca HA","Proust F","Chibbaro S
BACKGROUND:Prostate carcinomas rarely metastasize to the central nervous system but, when they do, dural localizations are as common as and far more aggressive than intraparenchymal ones. Those metastases can be further classified according to their extension toward the subdural or extradural space and can frequently simulate other pathologic conditions including chronic subdural hematomas, abscess, and primary bone tumors. Beside the challenges of the preoperative differential diagnostic and complexity of surgical planning and operative excision, subdural metastases seem to carry a much poorer prognosis. METHODS:A series of consecutive patients admitted during a 12-year period through our oncall pathway for subdural/extradural collections or intraparenchymal lesions found, on histologic analysis, to represent intracranial prostate cancer metastases was retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS:A total of 19 patients were included, but only 3 were diagnosed with small cell prostate carcinoma, while the majority had a primary prostate adenocarcinoma. Metastases could be classified as pure subdural space lesions, dural-based lesions, extradural/bony lesions, and pure intraparenchymal lesions. All patients with subdural metastases and 3 out of 5 patients with dural-based lesions required an emergency intervention due to rapidly deteriorating neurologic status. The mean follow-up in our series was 37 months; only subdural localizations had a remarkably unfavorable outcome. CONCLUSIONS:Supported by our experience and the review of the literature, we suggest that a low threshold for contrast-enhanced computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging is advisable in case of suspicious subdural collection, even in an emergency setting, for patients with previous medical history of prostate cancer.
背景: 前列腺癌很少转移到中枢神经系统，但当它们转移时，硬脑膜定位与实质内的一样常见，并且比实质内的侵袭性更强。这些转移可根据其向硬膜下或硬膜外间隙的扩展进一步分类，并可频繁模拟其他病理情况，包括慢性硬膜下血肿、脓肿和原发性骨肿瘤。除了术前鉴别诊断的挑战和手术计划和手术切除的复杂性之外，硬膜下转移瘤的预后似乎要差得多。 方法: 在 12 年期间通过我们的oncall通路收治的一系列连续患者，在组织学分析中发现硬膜下/硬膜外集合或实质内病变，为了代表颅内前列腺癌转移进行回顾性分析。 结果: 共纳入 19 例患者，但只有 3 例诊断为小细胞癌，而大多数为原发性前列腺腺癌。转移瘤可分为单纯硬膜下间隙病变、以硬脑膜为基础的病变、硬膜外/骨性病变和纯实质内病变。所有硬膜下转移的患者和 5 例以硬膜为基础的病变患者中 3 例因神经功能状态迅速恶化而需要紧急干预。我们系列的平均随访时间为 37 个月; 只有硬膜下定位的结果非常不利。 结论: 根据我们的经验和文献回顾，我们建议在可疑硬膜下集合的情况下，对比度增强计算机断层扫描/磁共振成像的低阈值是可取的。即使在紧急情况下，对于既往有前列腺癌病史的患者。
METHODS:OBJECTIVE:Large inoperable sacral chordomas show unsatisfactory local control rates even when treated with high dose proton therapy (PT). The aim of this study is assessing feasibility and reporting early results of patients treated with PT and concomitant hyperthermia (HT). METHODS: :Patients had histologically proven unresectable sacral chordomas and received 70 Gy (relative biological effectiveness) in 2.5 Gy fractions with concomitant weekly HT. Toxicity was assessed according to CTCAE_v4. A volumetric tumor response analysis was performed. RESULTS: :Five patients were treated with the combined approach. Median baseline tumor volume was 735 cc (range, 369-1142). All patients completed PT and received a median of 5 HT sessions (range, 2-6). Median follow-up was 18 months (range, 9-26). The volumetric analysis showed an objective response of all tumors (median shrinkage 46%; range, 9-72). All patients experienced acute Grade 2-3 local pain. One patient presented with a late Grade 3 iliac fracture. CONCLUSION:Combining PT and HT in large inoperable sacral chordomas is feasible and causes acceptable toxicity. Volumetric analysis shows promising early results, warranting confirmation in the framework of a prospective trial. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: :This is an encouraging first report of the feasibility and early results of concomitant HT and PT in treating inoperable sacral chordoma.
METHODS:BACKGROUND:National guidelines recommend screening and treatment for cancer-related bone disease and continued monitoring of bone-modifying agents. It is unclear whether a standardized screening tool is utilized to identify eligible patients and ensure appropriate supportive care is implemented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current prescribing practices and optimize management of bone-modifying agents. METHODS:A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients who received hormone deprivation therapy or had bone metastases through Hematology/Oncology or Urology clinics from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017. The primary endpoints of this study were the incidence of completed baseline dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan for patients on hormone deprivation therapy and percent of patients started on a bone-modifying agent for the prevention of skeletal-related events secondary to bone metastasis. Secondary endpoints included percent of patients with dental examinations prior to initiation, adequate calcium and vitamin D supplementation, incidence of osteonecrosis of the jaw or flu-like symptoms and education, and percent of bisphosphonate doses appropriately adjusted based on renal function. RESULTS:A total of 375 patients were assessed for baseline DEXA scans and bone-modifying therapy. Of the 226 patients on hormone deprivation therapy, 111 (49%) patients were appropriately screened with a DEXA scan prior to initiation of hormone deprivation therapy. Among the 149 patients with bone metastases, only 94 (63.1%) patients were started on a bone-modifying agent. CONCLUSIONS:Opportunities have been identified to optimize management of patients with cancer-related bone disease. Implementation of standardized tools may increase the rate of appropriate screening and initiation of bone-modifying therapy when warranted.
METHODS:PURPOSE:Low skeletal muscle mass has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced lung cancer. However, little is known about the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and overall survival in patients with bone metastases from lung cancer. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of low trunk muscle mass in predicting overall survival in these patients. METHODS:The data from 198 patients who were diagnosed with bone metastases from lung cancer from April 2009 to May 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. The areas of the psoas and paravertebral muscles were measured at the level of the third lumbar vertebra on computed tomography scans taken at the time nearest to the diagnosis of bone metastasis. Muscle area was evaluated for male and female cohorts separately using different cutoff points. Cox proportional hazards analysis was performed to evaluate the factors independently associated with overall survival. RESULTS:The overall survival of patients in the lowest quartile for psoas muscle area or paravertebral muscle area was significantly shorter than that of patients above the 25th percentile for muscle area (p < 0.001). Multivariate analyses showed that paravertebral muscle mass (hazard ratio, 1.73; 95% confidence interval, 1.17-2.56; p = 0.006), epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted therapy, and performance status were independent prognostic factors. CONCLUSIONS:Low paravertebral muscle mass was associated with shorter survival, independently of known prognostic factors.