Volume 1 Issue 4
Is It Time to Reconsider the Need for the ITV In SBRT For Lung Tumors?
Viacheslav Soyfer*, Benjamin W. Corn M.D, Nir Honig B.S
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is becoming a standard treatment for early stage lung cancer and oligometastases from other primary malignancies. The basic principle of SBRT is the delivery of high dose radiation therapy to relatively small volumes of tissue with maximal sparing of normal structures. A major obstacle encountered in the delivery of SBRT for lung tumors is the unpredictability of respiratory motion of each patient.
Bulky Seminoma in an Undescended Testis Presenting as a Mass in the Right Iliac Fossa
Awad Ali M. Alawad*, Faisal H. Younis
Seminoma in undescended testes may present as right iliac fossa mass. A seminoma in a 49 year old man with ipsilateral undescended testis is presented and relevant literature is reviewed. A 49 year old male presenting with a right iliac fossa mass was admitted to our hospital and initial diagnostic tests followed by abdominal computerized tomography (CT) were performed. Abdominal CT clearly demonstrated the tumor location. He underwent surgery and the tumor was not operable and biopsy was taken. Pathological diagnosis was consistent with classical seminoma. He was referred to oncology clinic after discharge. Tumors of undescended testis can present as a right iliac fossa mass and clinicians must be aware of their existence.
Atypical Axillary Mass: Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma within Castleman’s Disease: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Maite Lopez Deogracias*, Ricardo González Cámpora, Ilde Zamacola Aristegi, Iñaki Arias-Camison, Francisco Martínez García
Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a rare neoplasm (0.4% of soft tissue sarcomas) originating from follicular dendritic cells. On the other hand, Castleman’s disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder first described in 1956 by Castleman et al. as a benign, localized enlargement of hyperplastic lymph nodes. Castleman’s disease has been found in association with FDCS in a minority of cases, suggesting that it may represent a precursor lesion. Combination of both FDCS and unicentric CD is extremely rare.