Giant Invasive Sacral Schwannoma with Aortic Bifurcation Compression and Hydronephrosis.


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  • DOI:10.1016/j.wneu.2019.12.088
  • 作者列表:"Ragurajaprakash K","Hanakita J","Takahashi T","Ueno M","Minami M","Tomita Y","Tsujimoto Y","Kanematsu R
  • 发表时间:2020-03-01

BACKGROUND:Sacral schwannomas are rare tumors arising from nerve sheath Schwann cells. They are classified into 3 types: first type schwannoma arising from the sacrum, second type schwannoma eroding the sacrum, and third type schwannoma extending extensively, involving anterior, posterior, and retroperitoneal space. Among these type 2 sacral tumors, according to Klimo's classification, an eroding sacrum extending all over posteriorly, anteriorly, and laterally is still rarer. Only 38 cases have been reported in literature reviews. Only 6 cases of giant tumors of >10 cm in any 1 dimension have been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION:We present such a giant sacral schwannoma, with invasiveness eroding the sacrum; compressing the ureters, aortic bifurcation, bladder, and bowel; and presenting as lower abdominal pain, hydronephrosis, dysuria, and constipation. This is the first case reported in the literature that has described a large retroperitoneal tumor compressing retroperitoneal structures-aortic bifurcation vascular compression and ureter compression causing hydronephrosis. CONCLUSIONS:Though complete resection, which caused various severe postoperative complications in the reported cases, is the best option, a less morbid procedure would be appropriate; hence we underwent subtotal excision of the tumor, with complete recovery of our patient's symptoms without neurologic deficit.


背景: 骶神经鞘瘤是起源于神经鞘雪旺细胞的罕见肿瘤。分为 3 型: 第一型神经鞘瘤起源于骶骨,第二型神经鞘瘤侵蚀骶骨,第三型神经鞘瘤广泛延伸,累及前、后和腹膜后间隙。在这些 2 型骶骨肿瘤中,根据Klimo的分类,一个侵蚀的骶骨向后、向前和侧向延伸仍然较少见。文献综述仅报告 38 例。仅报告 6 例任何 1 维> 10厘米的巨大肿瘤。 病例描述: 我们介绍了这样一个巨大的骶骨神经鞘瘤,侵袭性侵蚀骶骨; 压迫输尿管、主动脉分叉、膀胱和肠道; 表现为下腹痛、肾积水、排尿困难,和便秘。这是文献报道的第一个病例,描述了一个大的腹膜后肿瘤压迫腹膜后结构 -- 主动脉分叉部血管压迫和输尿管压迫引起肾积水。 结论: 虽然在报道的病例中完全切除导致各种严重的术后并发症,是最好的选择,但较少的病态手术是合适的; 因此我们对肿瘤进行了次全切除术,患者症状完全恢复,无神经功能缺损。



作者列表:["Tran S","Puric E","Walser M","Poel R","Datta NR","Heuberger J","Pica A","Marder D","Lomax N","Bolsi A","Morach P","Bachtiary B","Seddon BM","Schneider R","Bodis S","Weber DC"]

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.

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作者列表:["Gyori DJ","Bullington SM","Crawford BS","Vernon VP"]

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.

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作者列表:["Dohzono S","Sasaoka R","Takamatsu K","Hoshino M","Nakamura H"]

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.

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