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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED ONCOLOGY

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GESTATIONAL TROPHOBLASTIC DISEASE AND NEOPLASIA: DILEMMA AND UPDATES!

Gestational trophoblastic diseases include hydatidiform moles and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia i.e. invasive mole, choriocarcinoma, placental site trophoblastic tumor and epitheloid trophoblastic tumor. Incidence from India has been reported up to 2.4/ 1000 pregnancies, 2.5/ 1000 deliveries and 2.6/ 1000 live births. The standard protocols for management exist and are evolving fast. Though all gestational trophoblastic diseases are not malignant, still these need to be managed intensively, because of their potentially life threatening complications and common occurrence in fertility age group females. The better aspect is that; if timely and standard interventions are made; these are highly curable conditions, even with preservation of reproductive...

Dr. Yashpal Verma

Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Sonepat (INDIA)

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DESMOID TUMOR OF ANTERIOR ABDOMINAL WALL: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF RECENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Desmoid tumor is a slow growing neoplasm with aggressive infiltration of adjacent tissue with very rare metastatic potential. We report a 35 years old female patient with desmoid tumor of the anterior abdominal wall who underwent primary resection followed by mesh pasty. Patient had a past history of abdominal surgery in form of caesarean section, and after 5 years of surgery, she presented with a lump over right hypochondrium since last one year. Patient was assessed before surgery by clinical evaluation, abdominal ultrasound, computerized axial tomography scanning (CT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and histopathology and immunohistochemistry report.Patient was operated with wide local excision of rectus abdominis muscle mass with meshplasty under general anaesthesia. After all, histology in this case revealed a desmoid tumor with negative β-Catenin report of operated tissue. In view of the negative surgical margins, patient has been put on regular follow...

Divyesh Rana, Anil Goel, Vimal Batra

Dr . Divyesh Rana, Department of Radiotherapy, Medical College and SSG Hospital Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India 39000.

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INCIDENTALLY DETECTED TRANSITIONAL CELL CARCINOMA IN A NONFUNCTIONING KIDNEY: SHOULD WE RELY ON RADIOLOGY?

Abstract: Primary transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the renal pelvis is a relatively rare disease and incidentally detected in a non-functioning kidney is much rarer. Herein, we report a case of incidentally detected histopathologically proven case of primary TCC of renal pelvis in a nonfunctioning kidney associated with staghorn calculus.

Ashwin Anand Kallianpur, Harbans Bansal, Charandeep Sahni Singh

Dr. Ashwin Anand Kallianpur, Senior Consultant, Department of Surgical Oncology, Indus Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali (INDIA)

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IMPACT OF CHRONOMODULATED RADIOTHERAPY ON ACUTE SKIN TOXICITY IN CHEST WALL IRRADIATED BREAST CANCER PATIENTS – A SINGLE INSTITUTION ANALYSIS.

Abstract: We explored the possible association between the timing of delivery of radiation and the grade of skin reaction that develops in breast cancer patients receiving chest wall irradiation as adjuvant treatment after modified radical mastectomy. Invasive breast cancer patients, registered during the period of January 2013 – December 2014, who had undergone modified radical mastectomy followed by chest wall irradiation, were eligible for inclusion to the study. All the patients received chest wall external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) to a dose of 50 Gy in 25 fractions, one fraction a day, five days a week, delivered as tangential opposed pair, from a Cobalt 60 teletherapy source. Patients were stratified based on whether they received EBRT in the morning (between 8 am – 11 am) or in the evening between (5 pm – 8 pm). The clinicopathological characteristics of patients in both the arms were relatively well balanced. The incidence of higher grade of skin reaction (grade 3 or 4) was 22.5 % compared to 35.7 % in the morning and evening arms respectively, which was statistically significant (p = 0.039). The time to development of Grade 3 or 4 toxicity was 4.44 weeks compared to 4.11 weeks in the morning and evening arms respectively, suggesting that higher toxicity developed earlier in the patients receiving EBRT in the evening, though not statistically significant (p =...

Vipin George Kuriakose, Krishnanannair Jayakumar, Aravindh Anand, Anand Radha Krishnan, Divya Somasekharan

Dr. Vipin George Kuriakose, Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram INDIA

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A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF PALLIATIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED MALIGNANCIES IN A PRIVATE TERTIARY CANCER CARE CENTER.

Palliative surgery is an important, yet understudied aspect of palliative care. The present article emphasizes the diversity of palliative surgical procedures performed at a private tertiary cancer care center in India and the need of the multidisciplinary approach towards it. Though the overall morbidity and mortality is high, a significant number of cancer patients are alleviated from their symptoms and have a better quality of life, even in those with an anticipated short...

Ashwin Anand Kallianpur, Harbans Bansal

Ashwin Anand Kallianpur Department of Surgical Oncology, Indus Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab (INDIA)

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PRIMARY NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA OF LIVER: AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION AND REVIEW OF ITS MANAGEMENT.

 Primary Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) of liver is a very rare malignancy. Here, we report a case of 26 years old man who presented with right upper abdomen pain and lump, reduced appetite and progressive weakness of 4 month’s duration. Liver functions were deranged but serology was negative for viral markers and α Fetoprotein was within normal range. Ultrasonography and Computed Tomography scan of the abdomen revealed large nodule in right lobe of the liver. USG guided biopsy of liver mass and fluorescence in situ hybridization for CD markers established diagnosis of primary NHL of liver. Extensive investigations including X-ray of chest, whole-body positron-emission tomography scan and bone marrow biopsy showed no involve­ment of mediastinum, spleen, bone marrow or any other organ or lymph nodes significantly. Having B symptoms disease was staged IVB, the patient has been treated with 6 cycles of R-CHOP regimen (Rituximab/Cyclophosphamide–Doxorubicin–Vincristine–Prednisolone) followed by 2 courses of CHOP every three weekly. Response has been excellent and patient is asymptomatic as of now. This case highlights that primary hepatic lymphoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of space-occupying liver lesions in presence of normal levels of...

Mukesh Kumar Bharti, Sudhakar Singh

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Bharti Assistant Professor, Dept of Radiotherapy & Oncology DMCH Laheriasarai, Darbhanga, Bihar

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OUTCOMES OF LOCALLY ADVANCED RETROMOLAR TRIGONE CANCERS TREATED WITH A MULTIMODALITY APPROACH

Our objective is to review the current articles pertaining to multimodality treatment that surround the management of retromolar trigone (RMT) cancer patients. RMT tumors constitute a small minority of all oral cancers. Majority of these patients present with locally advanced stage and its treatment is challenging. Good oncologic outcomes can be achieved by advocating an aggressive surgical approach in combination with post operative radiation therapy. In this literature review we intend to discuss locally advanced trigone cancer and its outcome after the completion of the multimodality...

Ashwin A Kallianpur, Vinod Nimbran, Romeeta Trehan, Shweta Mittal

Dr Ashwin A Kallianpur Senior Consultant, Department of Surgical Oncology, Indus Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, INDIA

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MIXED GERM CELL TUMOR OF OVARY AND MAYER ROKITANSKY KUSTNER HAUSER SYNDROME: AN UNUSUAL COMBINATION!

Germ cell tumor of ovary in young female is most common ovarian neoplasm but represent less than three percent of all ovarian malignancies in females. Mixed germ cell tumor is a variant of germ cell tumors and its presentation with Mayer Rokitansky Kustner Hauser Syndrome, which represents the most common type of utero-vaginal agenesis, is very unusual. However, for patients with primary amenorrhea, Mayer Rokitansky Kustner Hauser syndrome is the second common cause. We describe an interesting, uncommon and unexpected case in a young Indian female patient with primary amenorrhea due to this syndrome coexisting with mixed germ cell...

Rajiv Gandhi K, Surendra Kumar Saini, Jitesh Sarvaiya, Mitanshu Sharma, Dhara Kacha

Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, M P Shah Medical College & Associated G G Govt. Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat (INDIA)

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UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA: VULVA GROWTH AND BREAST MASS IN THE SAME PATIENT

Primary involvement of vulva or breast by non-hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is known to occur uncommonly. Only 24 cases of NHL vulva and around 250 cases of NHL breast alone have been reported, so far; but none with simultaneous involvement of the two sites together. We report the first case having both sites involved in a 35 year old Indian female.

Yashpal Verma, Ashok K. Chauhan, Ramesh Sabharwal and Jagjeet Singh

Dr. Yashpal Verma, Medical Officer, Department of Radiotherapy, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak (INDIA). Contact no. +91-9416125026

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PRIMARY ANAPLASTIC LARGE CELL LYMPHOMA OF BONE: MANAGING THE MISCELLANEOUS!

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) represents 2 to 3% of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Anaplastic lymphoma kinase negative (ALK-) subtype accounts for 15-50% of all ALCL. Primary bone involvement in lymphoma is uncommon and constitutes less than 1% of all lymphomas and 4-5% of all extranodal NHL. Hence extra-nodal primary bone involvement in ALCL is even rarer. We report the 14th case of primary ALCL in a 38 year old Indian female. Other than the uncommon site, there is no reason not to keep NHL as differential diagnosis, as the condition responds too well to standard...

Sulbha Mittal, Yashpal Verma, Ashok K. Chauhan, Paramjeet Kaur, Anil Khurana, Nupur Bansal

Medical Officer, Department of Radiotherapy, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak (INDIA)

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