Case Reports in Oncological Medicine https://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi © 2017 , Hindawi Limited . All rights reserved. Sinonasal Melanoma: A Case Report and Literature Review Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2017/8201301/ Purpose. Sinonasal malignant mucosal melanoma is a rare, aggressive tumour. Nasal obstruction and epistaxis are the most commonly reported symptoms, although symptomatology may develop late and be nonspecific, which tends to delay diagnosis, resulting in a poorer prognosis. Case Report. This report describes a 64-year-old male patient with nasal obstruction and epistaxis. Computed tomography of the facial sinuses revealed a large lesion in the right nasal cavity, with infiltration into the left cavity, ethmoidal cells, and erosion of the cribriform plate. Initial incisional biopsy revealed an undifferentiated carcinoma of the right maxillary sinus, staged as T4aN0M0. Induction chemotherapy was initiated with cisplatin and etoposide. Response to treatment was complete. The patient was then submitted to radiotherapy with concomitant cisplatin. Immunochemical analysis revealed positivity for vimentin, S100, and HMB-45 (human melanoma black 45), a result compatible with a diagnosis of malignant melanoma. Discussion. Due to the rarity of the tumour and the patient’s complete response to chemotherapy and since no blackened lesion had been found at the previous exam, treatment was continued as planned. The patient remains healthy, with no metastasis or recurrence. He is currently being monitored by the clinical oncology team. I. S. S. Alves, L. G. S. Berriel, R. T. Alves, M. B. Pinto, C. F. P. Oliveira, A. C. Cazzotto, and W. V. Moura Copyright © 2017 I. S. S. Alves et al. All rights reserved. Clinical Application of Liquid Biopsy in Targeted Therapy of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2017/6139634/ Background. Colorectal cancers (CRC) shed DNA into blood circulation. There is growing evidence that the analysis of circulating tumor DNA can be effectively used for monitoring of disease, to track tumor heterogeneity and to evaluate response to treatment. Case Presentation. Here, we describe two cases of patients with advanced CRC. The first case is about a patient with no available tissue for analysis of RAS mutation status. Liquid biopsy revealed RAS-wild-type and the therapy with anti-EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) monoclonal antibody cetuximab could be initiated. In the second case, the mutational profile of a patient with initial wild-type RAS-status was continually tracked during the course of treatment. An acquired KRAS exon 3 mutation was detected. The number of KRAS mutated fragments decreased continuously after the discontinuation of the therapy with EGFR-specific antibodies. Conclusion. Liquid biopsy provides a rapid genotype result, which accurately reproduces the current mutation status of tumor tissue. Furthermore, liquid biopsy enables close monitoring of the onset of secondary resistance to anti-EGFR therapy. Jörg Trojan, Susanne Klein-Scory, Christine Koch, Wolff Schmiegel, and Alexander Baraniskin Copyright © 2017 Jörg Trojan et al. All rights reserved. Metastatic Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer Presenting Clinically with Esophageal Dysphagia Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2017/7065674/ Background. Intra-abdominal metastases of invasive lobular breast cancer (ILBC) may be insidious. We report a case of metastatic ILBC that presented with dysphagia within weeks of a negative mammogram and before the development of intra-abdominal symptoms. Case. A 70-year-old female developed esophageal dysphagia. She underwent EGD which showed a short segment of stricture of the distal esophagus without significant mucosal changes. Biopsy was unremarkable and patient underwent lower esophageal sphincter (LES) dilation. Severe progressive dysphagia led to esophageal impaction and three LES dilatations. CT scan showed bilateral pleural effusions, more prominent on right side, and ascites. The pleural effusions were transudative. Repeat EGD with biopsy showed lymphocytic esophagitis, and she was started on swallowed fluticasone. Abdominal ultrasound with Doppler showed that the main portal vein had atypical turbulent flow that was felt to possibly be due to retroperitoneal process. The patient underwent diagnostic laparoscopy which revealed diffuse punctate lesions on the peritoneum. Pathology was consistent with metastatic ILBC. Conclusion. Dysphagia in the setting of peritoneal carcinomatosis from metastatic ILBC is a rare finding. The case highlights the importance of metastatic ILBC as a differential diagnosis for female patients with progressive dysphagia and associated ascites or pleural effusions. Lilit Karapetyan, Heather Laird-Fick, and Reuben Cuison Copyright © 2017 Lilit Karapetyan et al. All rights reserved. Two Case Reports of Benign Testicular Mesothelioma and Review of the Literature Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2017/5419635/ Mesothelioma is usually diagnosed in people over the age of 50 with large history of asbestos-related exposure. It is frequently located in pleural cavity, peritoneum, and pericardium. At the testicles the mesothelioma had been reported first in 1957 like a malignant non-germ-cells tumor. The objective is to present two case reports of benign testicular mesothelioma and review of the literature. Cristobal Ramirez Sevilla, Carme Admella Salvador, Josep Feliu Canaleta, Juan Llopis Manzanera, Miguel Angel Barranco Sanz, Juan Antoni Romero Martin, and Sergi Bernal Salguero Copyright © 2017 Cristobal Ramirez Sevilla et al. All rights reserved. A Rare Presentation of Isolated CNS Posttransplantation Lymphoproliferative Disorder Mon, 02 Jan 2017 12:55:53 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2017/7269147/ Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a recognized and extremely morbid complication of solid organ transplantation, but central nervous system involvement, particularly in isolation, is rare. There are no standardized treatment strategies for PTLD, though commonly used strategies include reduction of immunosuppression, chemotherapy, rituximab, radiation, and surgery. We present a case of an unusual morphologic variant of primary central nervous system PTLD with successful response to rituximab and cranial radiation. A 69-year-old Asian male, who underwent postrenal transplant nine years earlier, presented with a one-month history of new onset seizure activity. His evaluation revealed multiple brain lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as serologic and cerebrospinal fluid studies which were positive for Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection. Ultimately, he underwent craniotomy with tissue biopsy with the final pathology report showing posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder, polymorphic type. The patient was managed with reduction in immunosuppression, rituximab therapy, and cranial radiation treatments. He had demonstrated marked improvement in his neurologic function and was ultimately discharged to inpatient rehabilitation facility. Jaime Morris, Casey Smith, Andrew Streicher, Allison Magnuson, Susan Newman, and Robert Bertoli Copyright © 2017 Jaime Morris et al. All rights reserved. A Case of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Possible “Disease Flare” on Nivolumab Treatment Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:41:40 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/1075641/ Background. Recent clinical trials proven the clinically significant efficacy and tolerability of nivolumab, a programmed death 1 (PD-1) inhibitor, in previously treated patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Case Presentation. Here, we describe the case of a patient who experienced possible “disease flare” immediately after initiation of nivolumab treatment. A 54-year-old man was diagnosed with Stage IIB (T2N1M0) lung adenocarcinoma. After 7 years from recurrence, 10th line chemotherapy, nivolumab, was initiated. Six weeks later, after 3 cycles of nivolumab treatment, rapid lung cancer progression was observed with an increase in the size of the primary lesion, multiple novel nodules on both lungs, and multiple novel brain metastases. Conclusion. We believe that physicians should be made aware that, in a subset of NSCLC patients, disease flare might occur on nivolumab treatment. Shotaro Chubachi, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Hidehiro Irie, Koichi Fukunaga, Katsuhiko Naoki, Kenzo Soejima, and Tomoko Betsuyaku Copyright © 2016 Shotaro Chubachi et al. All rights reserved. Giant Anterior Chest Wall Basal Cell Carcinoma: An Approach to Palliative Reconstruction Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:52:37 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/5067817/ Anterior chest wall giant basal cell carcinoma (GBCC) is a rare skin malignancy that requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach. This case report demonstrates the challenges of anterior chest wall GBCC reconstruction for the purpose of palliative therapy in a 72-year-old female. Surgical resection of the lesion included the manubrium and upper four ribs. The defect was closed with bilateral pectoral advancement flaps, FlexHD, and pedicled VRAM. The palliative nature of this case made hybrid reconstruction more appropriate than rigid sternal reconstruction. In advanced metastatic cancers, the ultimate goals should be to avoid risk for infection and provide adequate coverage for the defect. Pauline Joy F. Santos, Christina Prendergast, and Amber Leis Copyright © 2016 Pauline Joy F. Santos et al. All rights reserved. A Novel Case of Penile Gangrene in a Patient Treated with Ibrutinib for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:20:03 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/6980198/ Introduction. Ibrutinib is commonly used for the treatment of patients with CLL in either first-line or relapsed/refractory settings. Case Presentation. We present the case of a 74-year-old Caucasian man with CLL who presented with penile gangrene upon initiation of ibrutinib treatment. Our case is the first showing the complication of penile gangrene associated with ibrutinib use. The gangrene was self-limited upon discontinuing ibrutinib. Conclusion. Our finding describes a very rare yet important adverse event associated with ibrutinib use. William Paul Skelton IV, Neeka N. Akhavan, Zachary A. Taylor, Thu-Cuc Nguyen, Hassan Hassan, Tabitha N. Townsend, Prajwol Pathak, Gaurav Trikha, Nam H. Dang, Long H. Dang, and Azka Ali Copyright © 2016 William Paul Skelton IV et al. All rights reserved. Recurrence of Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor: A Rare Pancreatic Tumor Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:08:15 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/7523742/ Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPTP) is a rare disease of young females that does not usually recur after resection. Here we report a case of an elderly female with history of SPTP ten years ago who presented with anorexia and a palpable left lower quadrant abdominal mass. Imaging revealed metastatic disease and US-guided biopsy of the liver confirmed the diagnosis of SPTP. Due to her advanced age and comorbidities, she elected to undergo hospice care. The objective of this case report is to increase awareness of this tumor and its possibility of recurrence, necessitating further guidelines for follow-up. Chandra Punch, Nupur Garg, and Penelope Harris Copyright © 2016 Chandra Punch et al. All rights reserved. Low Grade Lymphoma Mimicking Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma: When Do We Need Further Histologic Staging? Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:07:02 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/8125898/ Introduction. Patients with urothelial carcinoma of the bladder often present with metastases to regional lymph nodes, with lymphadenopathy on physical examination or radiographic imaging. Case Presentation. We present the case of a 73-year-old Caucasian man with presumed metastatic urothelial carcinoma of the bladder to regional pelvic and retroperitoneal lymph nodes. He underwent systemic chemotherapy for treatment of urothelial carcinoma and was discovered on restaging to have findings suggestive of disease progression but ultimately was found to have a concurrent secondary malignancy. Conclusion. Our case suggests that in patients with urothelial carcinoma, the concurrent presentation of regional lymphadenopathy may not be metastatic urothelial carcinoma and may warrant further investigation. Azka Ali, William P. Skelton IV, Neeka N. Akhavan, Thu-Cuc Nguyen, Zachary A. Taylor, Tabitha Townsend, Prajwol Pathak, Nalini Hasija, Li Li, Jacqueline Indrisek, Scott Watson, Isis Nixon, Nam H. Dang, Robert Zlotecki, Paul Crispen, Robert Allan, Patricia Abbitt, and Long H. Dang Copyright © 2016 Azka Ali et al. All rights reserved. Primary Pericardial Sarcoma with Right Atrial Invasion and Multiple Bilateral Pulmonary Metastases in a Patient with Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:16:49 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/6208029/ Primary tumours originating from the pericardium are extremely rare. Previous studies have reported that these tumours account for only 6.7–12.8% of all mediastinal tumours with an overall prevalence of 0.001% to 0.007%. The majority of these tumours are benign lipomas or pericardial cysts. The most common pericardial malignancy is mesothelioma. Sarcomas are soft-tissue mesenchymal malignancies originating from various parts of the body but are extremely rare in this area. We report a case of a 52-year-old female who was diagnosed with a primary sarcoma with rhabdoid differentiation originating from the pericardium. The patient presented to her GP with a four-week history of progressive dyspnea and chest pain on exertion. Chest X-Ray demonstrated a prominent pericardial effusion and suspicious chest and pericardial lesions. Biopsies of the effusion and primary tumour identified on FDG/PET scans revealed the diagnosis of primary undifferentiated sarcoma. On thoracotomy, it was noted that the tumour had invaded the right atrium; therefore, pericardial window was aborted and a drain inserted instead. The patient was then started on chemotherapy; however, progression soon occurred and the patient died within 4 months, suggesting there is urgent need for efficacious treatments for sarcomatous lesions. Eugene Wong, Lawrence J. Oh, Kazi Nahar, Adrian Lee, and Stephen Clarke Copyright © 2016 Eugene Wong et al. All rights reserved. Corrigendum to “Diagnosis and Treatment of Mucinous Appendiceal Neoplasm Presented as Acute Appendicitis” Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:03:03 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/3612014/ Ioannis Kehagias, Apollon Zygomalas, Georgios Markopoulos, Thanasis Papandreou, and Pantelis Kraniotis Copyright © 2016 Ioannis Kehagias et al. All rights reserved. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia with Translocation (2;14)(p16;q32): A Case Report and Review of the Literature Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:54:08 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/9037436/ We report the case of a young African American male with no significant past medical history presenting with low back and bilateral leg pain; presenting CBC and chemistries revealed elevated white blood cell count of 250,000, with anemia (Hb 6.8 g/dL) and thrombocytopenia (platelets 9 K/μL), and elevated LDH, 1008. Physical examination findings were notable for diffuse lymphadenopathy and lower extremity skin nodules. Interestingly the bone marrow biopsy revealed involvement by CLL/SLL with translocation (2;14)(p16;q32) and trisomy 12. The patient was treated with fludarabine-based chemotherapy and steroids for CLL-related ITP with excellent response. After three cycles of chemotherapy, all the enlarged lymph nodes and skin nodules disappeared, and patient had achieved complete hematologic response. In this paper we also reviewed the available literature of CLL patients with translocation (2;14). Francisco Socola, Giovanni Insuasti-Beltran, Rodolfo Henrich Lobo, Shebli Atrash, and Appalanaidu Sasapu Copyright © 2016 Francisco Socola et al. All rights reserved. A Hormonally Active Malignant Struma Ovarii Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:07:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/2643470/ Struma ovarii is a rare monodermal variant of ovarian teratoma that contains at least 50% thyroid tissue. Less than 8% of struma ovarii cases present with clinical and biochemical evidence of thyrotoxicosis due to ectopic production of thyroid hormone and only 5% undergo malignant transformation into a papillary thyroid carcinoma. Only isolated cases of hormonally active papillary thyroid carcinoma developing within a struma ovarii have been reported in the literature. We report the case of a 36-year-old woman who presented with clinical signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism as well as a left adnexal mass, which proved to be a thyroid hormone-producing, malignant struma ovarii. Carolina Lara, Dalia Cuenca, Latife Salame, Rafael Padilla-Longoria, and Moisés Mercado Copyright © 2016 Carolina Lara et al. All rights reserved. Primary Angiosarcoma of the Spleen: Rare Diagnosis with Atypical Clinical Course Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:57:03 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/4905726/ Primary angiosarcoma of the spleen is a rare diagnosis with poor prognosis. Morphologically, it demonstrates conventional blood vessel differentiation. We present a case of 65-year-old female who underwent radical splenectomy for primary angiosarcoma of the spleen. After three-year disease-free interval, she was diagnosed with bone-only metastatic disease. Palliative radiotherapy and bisphosphonates kept her disease reasonably stable for another four years. After development of lung metastases, six cycles of single agent doxorubicin kept her progression-free for six years. Upon further progression in lungs, thirteen years after original diagnosis, lung biopsy confirmed metastatic splenic angiosarcoma in the lungs. She started weekly paclitaxel chemotherapy. Although splenic angiosarcoma generally carries grave prognosis, some patients may enjoy prolonged periods of disease stabilization. Durable benefit can be achieved in some patients with multimodality management. We review the literature focusing on systemic treatment for this rare tumor. Filip Kohutek, Ladislav Badik, and Branislav Bystricky Copyright © 2016 Filip Kohutek et al. All rights reserved. Extramedullary Plasmacytoma Mimicking Pancreatic Cancer: An Unusual Presentation Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:12:14 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/6919210/ Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell tumor that homes to and expands in the bone marrow and that, despite the new available drugs, remains incurable. Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a not frequent manifestation during the natural history of multiple myeloma and is frequently associated with plasma cell bone marrow infiltration. The most common locations for an EMP include the gastrointestinal tract, pleura, testis, skin, peritoneum, liver, endocrine glands, and lymph nodes. Primary involvement of the gallbladder fossa is exceedingly rare. In this report, we describe a patient with multiple myeloma who achieved a clinical and serological remission after autologous transplant but progressed rapidly at extramedullary site mimicking a second cancer (i.e., pancreatic or biliary cancer). In this case, the extramedullary localization was refractory to standard therapy, differently from bone marrow localization, but responded to lymphoma-like therapy. In this patient (i) the particular site of developing plasmacytoma is the gallbladder fossa, (ii) the timing of onset of this neoplasm is immediately after autologous transplant, and (iii) its disjunction from primary myeloma is that it appears in clinical and serological remission phase which may be confounding during the diagnostic approach simulating a different tumor (solid tumor). Daniela Sciancalepore, Sergio Musci, Maria Rosaria Fracella, Grazia D’Alesio, Azzurra Sportelli, Giuseppe Ingravallo, Angelo Vacca, and Roberto Ria Copyright © 2016 Daniela Sciancalepore et al. All rights reserved. Effectiveness of Clavicula Pro Humero Reconstruction for Elderly Patients: Report of Two Cases Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:37:15 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/4140239/ Clavicula pro humero (CPH) reconstruction is a method that is used after proximal humeral excision. During CPH reconstruction, the ipsilateral clavicle is rotated downward and connected to the preserved distal humerus by using plates and screws. This method is frequently used for reconstruction surgeries involving young patients and has positive outcomes. In this study, we describe two cases of CPH reconstruction that were performed on elderly individuals after wide resection of the proximal humerus; postoperative results from these surgeries were satisfactory. The average Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) functional score after surgery was 68.5%, indicating that CPH reconstruction is suitable for not only younger but also elderly patients, particularly those over the age of 65 years. Sho Okimatsu, Hiroto Kamoda, Tsukasa Yonemoto, Shintaro Iwata, and Takeshi Ishii Copyright © 2016 Sho Okimatsu et al. All rights reserved. Scrotal Involvement with Testicular Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumour Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:38:16 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/5471862/ A 37-year-old male presented with a traumatic injury to the scrotal region necessitating emergency surgery. Evacuation of a haematoma and bilateral orchidectomy were performed. A left sided nonseminomatous germ cell tumour (NSGCT), predominantly yolk sac, was identified. Microscopic margins were positive for tumour. Initial tumour markers revealed an AFP of 22,854 ng/mL, HCG of <1 mIU/mL, and LDH of 463 IU/L. Eight weeks after surgery, AFP levels remained elevated at 11,646 ng/mL. Computed tomography (CT) scanning demonstrated left inguinal adenopathy, 1.5 cm in max dimension. On review, extensive evidence of scrotal involvement was evident. His tumour was staged as stage IIIC, poor risk NSGCT. He was treated with 4 cycles of bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin over a 12-week period. His tumour markers normalised after 3 cycles. There was a marked improvement noted clinically. Follow-up CT scans demonstrated complete resolution of his tumour. He later underwent further surgery to remove a small amount of remaining spermatic cord. Histology revealed no malignant tissue. The patient suffered many complications including testosterone deficiency, osteopenia, infertility, and psychological distress. Discussion. A small proportion of testicular cancer may present in an atypical manner. The scrotum and testicle have markedly different embryonic origins and therefore a distinct anatomic separation. As a result the scrotum is not a typical site of spread of testicular cancer. Case reports have been described that were managed in a similar manner with good outcomes. Therefore, even with significant scrotal involvement, if timely and appropriate treatment is administered, complete resolution of the tumour may be achieved. C. G. O’Leary, J. A. Allen, F. O’Brien, A. Tuthill, and D. G. Power Copyright © 2016 C. G. O’Leary et al. All rights reserved. Scrotal Apocrine Adenocarcinoma with Pagetoid Phenomenon and Inguinal Lymph Node Metastases Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:32:40 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/8353745/ We report a case of scrotal apocrine adenocarcinoma in a 72-year-old Caucasian male which was initially presented as a reddish superficial lesion which in time became an ulcerated nodule. The initial pathological examination showed an apocrine adenocarcinoma with pagetoid phenomenon. The tumor recurred after four months and then excision biopsy showed tumor with pagetoid phenomenon which reached all the surgical margins. Three months later an ulcerated nodule in the scrotum and greatly enlarged ipsilateral inguinal lymph nodes were noticed. The final pathological examination showed multiple separated malignant foci, some with overlying pagetoid phenomenon and inguinal lymph node metastases. Immunohistochemistry showed positivity for Gross Cystic Disease Fluid Protein-15 (GCDFP-15), androgen receptors, and score 3+ for the Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor-2 (HER2). The aggressive behavior of the present tumor goes along with previous reports showing that HER2 high score cases exhibit a worse prognosis. Aristeidis Hristos Zibis, Apostolos Haralampos Fyllos, Sophia Havaki, Sotirios Sotiriou, Georgios Kotakidis, and Dimitrios Leonidas Arvanitis Copyright © 2016 Aristeidis Hristos Zibis et al. All rights reserved. Novel Brentuximab Vedotin Combination Therapies Show Promising Activity in Highly Refractory CD30+ Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Case Series and Review of the Literature Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:17:04 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/2596423/ Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) are a heterogeneous group of hematologic malignancies which typically respond to standard first-line chemoimmunotherapy regimens. Unfortunately, patients with refractory NHL face a poor prognosis and represent an unmet need for improved therapeutics. We present two cases of refractory CD30+ NHL who responded to novel brentuximab vedotin- (BV-) based regimens. The first is a patient with stage IV anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) with cranial nerve involvement who failed front-line treatment with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, etoposide, and prednisone (CHOEP) and second line cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, dexamethasone alternating with high-dose methotrexate (MTX), and cytarabine (hyperCVAD) with intrathecal- (IT-) MTX and IT-cytarabine, but responded when BV was substituted for vincristine (hyperCBAD). The second patient was a man with stage IV diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with leptomeningeal involvement whose disease progressed during first-line rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) and progressed despite salvage therapy with rituximab, dexamethasone, cytarabine, and cisplatin (R-DHAP) in whom addition of BV to topotecan resulted in a significant response. This report describes the first successful salvage treatments of highly aggressive, double refractory CD30+ NHL using two unreported BV-based chemoimmunotherapy regimens. Both regimens appear effective and have manageable toxicities. Further clinical trials assessing novel BV combinations are warranted. Wilfred Delacruz, Robert Setlik, Arash Hassantoufighi, Shyam Daya, Susannah Cooper, Dale Selby, and Alexander Brown Copyright © 2016 Wilfred Delacruz et al. All rights reserved. Single Jejunum Metastasis from Breast Cancer Arising Twelve Years after the Initial Treatment Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:20:48 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/8594652/ Metastatic involvement of gastrointestinal tract from breast cancer is a rare event. We report the case of a 61-year-old woman presenting with bowel obstruction, related to metastasis of a primary breast cancer she had 12 years earlier (a triple-negative invasive ductal carcinoma treated with surgery and chemotherapy). Bowel obstruction was caused by a 20-centimeter tumor in the jejunum, involving also the transverse colon. The patient underwent en bloc resection of tumor with jejunum and transverse bowel segment and received adjuvant chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel. Twenty months later, she was alive without disease recurrence. Cláudia Paiva, José Garcia, Cristina Silva, Alexandra Araújo, António Araújo, and Marisa D. Santos Copyright © 2016 Cláudia Paiva et al. All rights reserved. Poor Outcomes in Hepatic Amyloidosis: A Report of 2 Cases Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:31:05 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/7625940/ Hepatic amyloidosis is a rare disease entity that results from insoluble amyloid protein deposition in the liver. The disease often presents with vague, nonspecific clinical features. Currently, there is little literature describing treatment outcomes for biopsy-proven hepatic amyloidosis and current treatment guidelines recommend that patients enroll in a clinical trial due to insufficient evidence to suggest an optimal treatment regimen. Here, we present two cases of hepatic amyloidosis at an academic medical center and describe their presentation, treatment, and outcomes. These cases highlight the poor outcomes and difficult management of hepatic amyloidosis. Further understanding and investigation of this rare disease are warranted. Brandon Yim, Elizabeth Kertowidjojo, Yue Zhang, and Pruthvi Patel Copyright © 2016 Brandon Yim et al. All rights reserved. Refractory IgD Multiple Myeloma Treated with Daratumumab: A Case Report and Literature Review Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:22:35 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/2490168/ Patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma have poor prognosis. A recent analysis of patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who were refractory to both proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs showed the median overall survival of 9 months only. Daratumumab is the first-in-class human monoclonal antibody against CD38 cells which was studied in phase I/II trials for treatment of these patients with relapsed refractory multiple myeloma. It showed an overall response rate of 36% and a median overall survival (OS) of 17 months in these patients. We report a case of 40-year-old man with immunoglobulin D (IgD) multiple myeloma whose disease was refractory to at least 5 different chemotherapy regimens including proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs. The clinical studies assessing daratumumab did not include any patients with IgD myeloma which is a rare form of multiple myeloma and to our knowledge is the first study reporting use of daratumumab in IgD myeloma. Muhammad Husnain, Sandra Kurtin, Nikki Barkett, Irbaz bin Riaz, and Amit Agarwal Copyright © 2016 Muhammad Husnain et al. All rights reserved. Smooth Muscle Tumor Originating in the Pleura: A Case Report and Updated Literature Review Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:47:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/9581395/ Smooth muscle tumors (SMTs) of the pleura are exceptionally rare. At present and to the best of these authors’ knowledge, there are only 17 cases reported in the literature. We describe a case of a 51-year-old woman who complained of left sided pleuritic chest pain. Further, computed tomography (CT) revealed a left sided localized pleural-based mass involving the 9th rib. She underwent an interventional radiology guided percutaneous core biopsy of the lesion, which disclosed a “Smooth Muscle Tumor of Undetermined Malignant Potential (SMT-UMP).” A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed for diagnosis and treatment purposes. Resections of the pleural-based mass and 9th rib were performed. SMT-UMP was the definitive diagnosis. Santiago Fabián Moscoso Martínez, Vadim Zarubin, Geethapriya Rajasekaran Rathnakumar, and Alireza Zarineh Copyright © 2016 Santiago Fabián Moscoso Martínez et al. All rights reserved. Chemotherapy Used to Halt Lower GI Bleeding in a Rare Case of Metastatic Choriocarcinoma to the GI Tract Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:38:26 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/7620205/ Choriocarcinoma, a nonseminomatous germ cell tumor, is a rare type of testicular malignancy that tends to occur in young males. It is, however, exceedingly rare for choriocarcinoma to involve the GI tract. In this article, we present a rare case of a 31-year-old male, diagnosed with choriocarcinoma of the left testes, along with several metastases to distant sites. The patient presented with headaches and severe lower GI bleeding due to metastases to the GI tract, which was eventually controlled with systemic chemotherapy, while requiring several units of packed RBCs during his admission to the hospital. An extensive literature review found very few cases of the occurrence of GI bleeding as a consequence of choriocarcinoma due to metastases to the GI tract. Ralph Kamel, Talal Seoud, Teniola Oluwadamilola, Michael Karass, Emily Grossniklaus, Gabriela Oprea-Ilies, Daniel A. Goldstein, and Sanjay Jain Copyright © 2016 Ralph Kamel et al. All rights reserved. Cardiac Relapse of Acute Myeloid Leukemia after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:28:07 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/5091021/ Secondary or metastatic cardiac tumors are much more common than primary benign or malignant cardiac tumors. Any tumor can cause myocardial or pericardial metastasis, although isolated or combined tumor invasion of the pericardium is more common. Types of neoplasia with the highest rates of cardiac or pericardial involvement are melanoma, lung cancer, and breast and mediastinal carcinomas. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. Initial treatment involves chemotherapy followed by consolidation treatment to reduce the risk of relapse. In high-risk patients, the treatment of choice for consolidation is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Relapse of AML is the most common cause of HSCT failure. Extramedullary relapse is rare. The organs most frequently affected, called “sanctuaries,” are the testes, ovaries, and central nervous system. We present a case with extramedullary relapse in the form of a solid cardiac mass. María Facenda-Lorenzo, Ana Sánchez-Quintana, Alejandro Quijada-Fumero, Ana Laynez-Carnicero, Joaquín Breña-Atienza, Francisco J. Poncela-Mireles, Juan M. Llanos-Gómez, Ana I. Cabello-Rodríguez, and María Ramos-López Copyright © 2016 María Facenda-Lorenzo et al. All rights reserved. A Case of Metastatic Adamantinoma That Responded Well to Sunitinib Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:26:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/5982313/ Adamantinoma is a rare low-grade malignant bone tumor of epithelial origin. Metastatic adamantinoma has been reported to be resistant to chemotherapy. We report a case of metastatic adamantinoma to the lung, 10 years after the initial diagnosis of tibial mass. The patient received radiation therapy to the lung with partial response. A surveillance PET scan revealed progression of the lung mass and biopsy confirmed to be progressive residual metastatic adamantinoma. He received carboplatin and etoposide for 7 months and achieved a partial response. Four months later, PET scan showed disease progression. We started him on sunitinib, a multikinase inhibitor. He achieved a good partial response for 3 years. He died due to pneumonia at the age of 72. Andrew D. Liman, Agnes K. Liman, Jenna Shields, Becky Englert, and Rashmikant Shah Copyright © 2016 Andrew D. Liman et al. All rights reserved. Spontaneous Rupture of Hepatic Metastasis from Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:43:37 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/6968534/ A 58-year-old man with advanced-stage pancreatic adenocarcinoma presented with fatigue and dyspnea. Examination revealed tachycardia (102 b/min) with mild tenderness in right upper quadrant. His hemoglobin (Hb) was 7.9 g/dL (10 days prior to presentation 12.2 g/dL), International normalized ratio (INR), platelet count was normal, and the stool guaiac test was negative. On admission, abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan showed hepatic metastatic lesion with a rupture and hemoperitoneum communicating to the subdiaphragmatic space. This rapid progression of anemia along with presenting symptoms and CT imaging were attributed to diagnosis of spontaneous rupture of liver metastasis from pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Patient received blood transfusion and hemoglobin was monitored in successive intervals. His general condition and anemia improved with conservative management and he was discharged in 3 days. Repeated CT after 4 months showed resolving hemoperitoneum and stable hemoglobin levels. The patient deceased 9 months after being diagnosed. A literature search revealed limited data regarding the incidence and management of spontaneous rupture of metastatic lesion secondary to pancreatic adenocarcinoma which has been managed conservatively and thus we are reporting our experience. Anil Rahul, Fernandes Robin, and Hiremath Adarsh Copyright © 2016 Anil Rahul et al. All rights reserved. Cutaneous Metastases of the Synchronous Primary Endometrial and Bilateral Ovarian Cancer: An Infrequent Presentation and Literature Review Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:01:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/4568653/ There are limited data about the cutaneous metastases of gynecological malignancies in the literature. Based on this limited number of studies, cutaneous metastases from gynecological malignancies are uncommon occurrences. Cutaneous metastases from the synchronous endometrioid carcinoma of the uterine corpus and bilateral ovaries arising from endometriosis are extremely rare. Herein, we report a 51-year-old woman with FIGO Stage 1A Grade 1 endometrial endometrioid-type adenocarcinoma and synchronous bilateral Stage 1B ovarian endometrioid-type adenocarcinoma who presented 34 months following total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with skin metastases. After the patient underwent an excisional biopsy, we applied a palliative radiotherapy. The patient received the combination therapy with cisplatin and doxorubicin after the completion of radiotherapy but the disease evolution was rapidly fatal and the patient died 4 months after her admission to our department due to widely disseminated disease. Gul Kanyilmaz, Meryem Aktan, Mehmet Koc, and Siddika Findik Copyright © 2016 Gul Kanyilmaz et al. All rights reserved. Pancreatic GIST in a Patient with Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Case Report and Review of Published Cases Mon, 08 Aug 2016 09:14:40 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crionm/2016/9604982/ Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and usually occur in the stomach and the small intestine. The pancreas is an extremely rare primary site for GISTs and there are 25 reported cases of pancreatic GIST with most being treated with surgical resection. We describe a 52-year-old African-American female who was diagnosed with limited stage small cell carcinoma in November 2009 and treated with concurrent cisplatin/etoposide chemotherapy and radiation. She subsequently achieved complete remission. Two years later she was diagnosed with localized pancreatic GIST by endoscopic ultrasonography guided fine needle aspiration. We treated her with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) imatinib 400 mg oral dose daily as she declined surgery. Her disease is stable based on computed tomography imaging scans 40 months after diagnosis without any metastasis. To the best of our knowledge, our case is the second case of localized pancreatic GIST treated with TKI monotherapy. Minh Phan, Shari Jones, Justin Jenkins, Shubham Pant, and Mohamad Khawandanah Copyright © 2016 Minh Phan et al. All rights reserved.