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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327075/phase-ii-study-of-sorafenib-combined-with-concurrent-hepatic-arterial-infusion-of-oxaliplatin-5-fluorouracil-and-leucovorin-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-major-portal-vein-thrombosis
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Min-Ke He, Ru-Hai Zou, Qi-Jiong Li, Zhong-Guo Zhou, Jing-Xian Shen, Yong-Fa Zhang, Zi-Shan Yu, Li Xu, Ming Shi
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is recommended for the first-line treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the median progression-free survival (PFS) of patients with HCC and major portal vein tumor thrombosis treated with sorafenib monotherapy is no more than 3 months. A prospective single-arm phase II study was conducted to determine whether adding hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy of oxaliplatin, 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin to sorafenib could improve on these results...
January 11, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320420/locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-review-of-local-ablative-therapies
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REVIEW
Alette Ruarus, Laurien Vroomen, Robbert Puijk, Hester Scheffer, Martijn Meijerink
Pancreatic cancer is typically characterized by its aggressive tumor growth and dismal prognosis. Approximately 30% of patients with pancreatic cancer present with locally advanced disease, broadly defined as having a tumor-to-artery interface >180°, having an unreconstructable portal vein or superior mesenteric vein and no signs of metastatic disease. These patients are currently designated to palliative systemic chemotherapy, though median overall survival remains poor (approximately 11 months). Therefore, several innovative local therapies have been investigated as new treatment options for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC)...
January 10, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318565/a-case-of-severe-stenosis-of-hepatic-veins-and-inferior-vena-cava-with-stomal-variceal-bleeding-induced-by-oxaliplatin-based-chemotherapy
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Hayato Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Furuichi, Yoshitaka Kasai, Hirohito Takeuchi, Yuu Yoshimasu, Katsutoshi Sugimoto, Ikuo Nakamura, Takao Itoi
A 27-year-old woman with colon cancer and liver metastasis was referred to our hospital. Colectomy and colostomy were performed to improve her ileus. Following 13 sessions of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy (OC) with mFOLFOX6 + bevacizumab, thrombocytopenia and frequent peristomal bleeding occurred. Computed tomography showed severe ascites, splenomegaly, significant collateral veins around the stoma, and severe stenosis of the hepatic veins (HV) and inferior vena cava (IVC). Ultrasound elastography showed high liver (and spleen) stiffness values...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285651/a-long-term-survival-case-treated-with-conversion-surgery-following-chemotherapy-after-diagnostic-metastasectomy-for-pancreatic-cancer-with-synchronous-liver-metastasis
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Mitsuhiro Shimura, Masamichi Mizuma, Hiroki Hayashi, Akiko Mori, Tomoyoshi Tachibana, Tatsuo Hata, Masahiro Iseki, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Kyohei Ariake, Shimpei Maeda, Hideo Ohtsuka, Naoaki Sakata, Takanori Morikawa, Kei Nakagawa, Takeshi Naitoh, Takashi Kamei, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Michiaki Unno
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer with distant metastases is classified as "unresectable," for which the standard treatment is systemic chemotherapy. The effectiveness of radical resection for pancreatic cancer with distant metastases is unknown. Here, we report a case of long term survival treated with conversion surgery following chemotherapy after diagnostic metastasectomy for pancreatic cancer with synchronous liver metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man was referred to our hospital to examine and treat for cancer of the pancreatic body...
December 29, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285366/clinical-effects-and-safety-of-intra-arterial-infusion-therapy-of-cisplatin-suspension-in-lipiodol-combined-with-5-fluorouracil-versus-sorafenib-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-macroscopic-vascular-invasion-without-extra-hepatic-spread-a-prospective
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Masahito Nakano, Takashi Niizeki, Hiroaki Nagamatsu, Masatoshi Tanaka, Ryoko Kuromatsu, Manabu Satani, Shusuke Okamura, Hideki Iwamoto, Shigeo Shimose, Tomotake Shirono, Yu Noda, Hironori Koga, Takuji Torimura
Although sorafenib and hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) have been proven to improve prognosis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with macroscopic vascular invasion (MVI), the most appropriate approach remains unclear. The present multicenter, non-randomized, prospective cohort study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of HAIC and sorafenib in patients with advanced HCC and MVI, without extra-hepatic spread (EHS) and Child-Pugh class A disease. The present study was performed between April 2008 and March 2014, and 64 HCC patients with MVI, without EHS and Child-Pugh class A disease were registered...
December 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277819/hepatic-resection-followed-by-hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-intrahepatic-dissemination
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Kunitaka Kuramoto, Toru Beppu, Hidetoshi Nitta, Katsunori Imai, Toshiro Masuda, Tatsunori Miyata, Yuki Koga, Yuki Kitano, Takayoshi Kaida, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Ken Kikuchi, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the utility of adjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) following hepatectomy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with intrahepatic dissemination (IHD) after local ablation therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twelve patients with HCC with IHD were divided into two groups: HAIC group (n=6) underwent hepatectomy followed by HAIC; and the non-HAIC group (n=6) underwent hepatectomy alone. HAIC with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil was started within a month and was continued for a month: Results: At the first local ablation, tumors close to the major portal vein and insufficient ablation were recognized in eight (67...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259930/intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-multi-organ-failure-presenting-as-a-pancreatic-mass-a-case-with-atypical-presentation-and-definite-diagnosis-postmortem
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Faisal Mahmudul Huq Ronny, Margaret Ann Black, Arnaldo A Arbini
Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a very rare extra nodal lymphoma that tends to proliferate within small blood vessels, particularly capillaries and postcapillary venules while sparing the organ parenchyma. The cause of its affinity for the vascular bed remains unknown. Because of its rarity and unremarkable clinical presentation, a timely diagnosis of IVLBCL is very challenging. Here, we describe a case of IVLBCL presenting as pancreatic mass that was ultimately diagnosed at autopsy. A 71-year-old Caucasian female presented with a 3-month history of fatigue, abdominal pain, and weight loss...
October 2017: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250695/adenocarcinoma-versus-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-case-report
#8
Dana Lucia Stănculeanu, Carmen Maria Ardeleanu, Daniela LuminiŢa Zob, Raluca Ioana Mihăilă, Oana Cătălina Toma, LaurenŢiu Simion, Puiu Olivian Stovicek, Michael Schenker
Pancreatic cancer represents one of the most aggressive types of cancer, resulting in a late diagnosis and rapid death (poor overall survival). After adenocarcinoma (counting almost 80% of cases of pancreatic cancer), the second category, as frequency, is represented by the family of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Pancreatic cancer is characterized by genetic heterogeneity and may results in different evolution among metastases, which may acquire driver mutations with the ability to transform under the action of several cancer treatments...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234639/hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-macrovascular-invasion-defining-the-optimal-treatment-strategy
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REVIEW
Charlotte E Costentin, Cristina R Ferrone, Ronald S Arellano, Suvranu Ganguli, Theodore S Hong, Andrew X Zhu
Background: Tumoral macrovascular invasion (MVI) of hepatic and/or portal vein branches is a common phenomenon in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is associated with poorer prognosis when compared to HCC without MVI. Summary: Current international guidelines for the management of HCC recommend sorafenib as the only treatment option in case of MVI. Despite guideline recommendations, several alternative options have been tested to manage HCC with MVI: surgery, transarterial chemoembolization, external or internal radiation, hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy, percutaneous treatment, cryotherapy, or the combination of two or more of these strategies, with or without sorafenib...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234631/sorafenib-versus-hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-as-initial-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-advanced-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis
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Michihisa Moriguchi, Takeshi Aramaki, Hideyuki Nishiofuku, Rui Sato, Koiku Asakura, Kanji Yamaguchi, Toshihiro Tanaka, Masahiro Endo, Yoshito Itoh
Objective: To investigate the validity of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy with low-dose 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin (LFP) versus sorafenib as first-line treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombosis (Vp3, Vp4). Patients and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of Child-Pugh A advanced HCC with Vp3 or Vp4 treated with LFP or sorafenib between October 2002 and December 2013. Results: There were 32 patients in the LFP group and 14 patients in the sorafenib group...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234547/testicular-cancer-presenting-as-gastric-variceal-hemorrhage
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Carlos Eduardo Salazar-Mejía, David Hernández-Barajas, Edio Llerena-Hernández, José Luis González-Vela, María Inés Contreras-Salcido, Adriana González-Gutiérrez, Omar David Borjas-Almaguer, Luis Alberto Pérez-Arredondo, Blanca Otilia Wimer-Castillo
Testicular cancer is the most common solid malignancy affecting males between the ages of 15 and 35. The symptomatology caused by this tumor varies according to the site of metastasis. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who arrived to the emergency department with hematemesis. He had no previous medical history. On arrival, we noted enlargement of the left scrotal sac. There was also a mass in the left scrotum which provoked displacement of the penis and right testis. The serum alpha-fetoprotein level was 17,090 ng/mL, lactate dehydrogenase was 1480 U/L, and human chorionic gonadotropin was 287...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233162/sarcomatoid-hepatocellular-carcinoma-shc-a-case-report
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Yingying Yu, Yanping Zhong, Jingyu Wang, Di Wu
BACKGROUND: Sarcomatoid hepatocellular carcinoma (SHC) is a rare malignant hepatic tumor. Recurrent interventional therapies such as transcatheter arterial chemo-embolization (TACE), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and percutaneous ethanol injection have been reported previously utilized in a majority of SHC cases. To date, the exact pathogenic mechanisms underlying sarcomatoid transformation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: In this study, we report a 68-year-old female SHC patient admitted to our hospital due to discrete abdominal distention for more than 20 days...
December 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203284/intermediate-term-survival-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-in-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-liver-metastases-undergoing-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy
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Kerollos Nashat Wanis, Victoria Ardiles, Fernando A Alvarez, Mauro Enrique Tun-Abraham, David Linehan, Eduardo de Santibañes, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) is an innovative, 2-staged hepatectomy which has elicited controversy within the international hepatobiliary community. Uptake of ALPPS has been limited due to concerns related to evidence of high morbidity and mortality and scant oncologic and quality of life outcome data and quality of life (Ool). Demonstrating reasonable long-term benefits with a short-term risk is necessary to support more widespread endorsement of ALPPS...
December 1, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183036/surgical-approach-to-right-hepatic-core-deepest-region-surrounded-by-major-portal-pedicles-and-right-hepatic-vein
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Keigo Tani, Takeaki Ishizawa, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Norihiro Kokudo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The resection of hepatic tumors located in the region surrounded by the right hepatic vein (RHV) and the portal pedicles of the right paramedian/lateral sector (the right hepatic core) remains a challenge for liver surgeons. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the surgical techniques and outcomes of our atypical-parenchyma-sparing hepatectomy (atypical-PSH) approach for the removal of tumors in the right hepatic core. METHODS: Perioperative records of 1,179 consecutive patients who had undergone hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma or colorectal liver metastases from January 2006 to December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
November 28, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173259/optimizing-associated-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-outcomes-surgical-experience-or-appropriate-patient-selection
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ibrahim Al Hasan, Mauro Enrique Tun-Abraham, Kerollos N Wanis, Carlos Garcia-Ochoa, Mark A Levstik, Bandar Al-Judaibi, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro
BACKGROUND: Early reports of associated liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) outcomes have been suboptimal. The literature has confirmed that learning curves influence surgical outcomes. We have 54 months of continuous experience performing ALPPS with strict selection criteria. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the learning curve on ALPPS outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively compared patients who underwent ALPPS between April 2012 and March 2016...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164423/successful-radical-surgical-resection-of-initially-unresectable-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-by-downsizing-chemotherapy-with-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-a-case-report
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Ryosuke Takayanagi, Shigetsugu Takano, Kensuke Sugiura, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Atsushi Kato, Masaru Miyazaki, Masayuki Ohtsuka
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a subtype of biliary tract cancer (BTC). Recently, downsizing chemotherapy has been applied to initially unresectable BTCs, including ICC. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of liver resection in a 23-year-old woman who was diagnosed with initially unresectable ICC attached to the inferior vena cava, with portal vein (PV) cavernous transformation. Positron emission tomography (PET) showed fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in the para-aortic lymph nodes...
November 21, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107396/parenchymal-sparing-surgery-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-the-need-for-a-common-definition
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Marie Desjardin, Grégoire Desolneux, Véronique Brouste, Olivier Degrandi, Benjamin Bonhomme, Marianne Fonck, Yves Becouarn, Dominique Béchade, Serge Evrard
BACKGROUND: The definition of parenchymal sparing surgery (PSS) for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) diverges requiring a clarification of the concept. METHOD: A consecutive series of patients were treated by PSS for their CRLMs, either by resection or intra-operative ablation (IOA), whenever possible a one-stage surgery and minimal usage of portal vein embolization. Post-operative complications were the primary endpoint with a special focus on post-operative liver failure...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100433/portal-vein-resection-and-reconstruction-with-artificial-blood-vessels-is-safe-and-feasible-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-portal-vein-involvement-chinese-center-experience
#18
Zhi-Bo Xie, Ji-Chun Gu, Yi-Fan Zhang, Lie Yao, Chen Jin, Yong-Jian Jiang, Ji Li, Feng Yang, Cai-Feng Zou, De-Liang Fu
Evidence shows that portal vein resection (PVR) increase the resectability but does little benefit to overall survival in all pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients. But for patients with portal vein involvement, PVR is the only radical choice. But whether the PDAC patients with portal vein involvement would benefit from radical pancreaticoduodenectomy with PVR or not is controversial. All 204 PDAC patients with portal vein involvement were enrolled in this study [PVR group, n=106; surgical bypass (SB) group, n=52; chemotherapy group, n=46]...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988213/management-of-pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-children-over-the-age-of-6-months-a-conservative-approach
#19
Leel Nellihela, Mohamed Mutalib, David Thompson, Kammermeier Jochen, Manasvi Upadhyaya
BACKGROUND: Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is an uncommon and poorly understood condition. Although it can be an incidental finding in asymptomatic individuals, it can also be secondary to life-threatening bowel ischaemia and sepsis. In premature infants, it is a pathognomonic sign of necrotising enterocolitis. There is no consensus regarding management and long-term outcome of children with PI. AIM: Review of our experience of PI in children beyond the early infantile period...
October 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987689/pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-a-simple-ct-score-for-predicting-margin-positive-resection-in-patients-with-resectable-disease
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Christophe Cassinotto, Anthony Dohan, George Zogopoulos, Laurence Chiche, Christophe Laurent, Antonio Sa-Cunha, Adeline Cuggia, Caroline Reinhold, Benoît Gallix
BACKGROUND: Negative-margin status is a prognostic indicator for long-term survival following curative intent resection for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Patients at increased risk for positive-margin resections may benefit from neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to resection. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed preoperative computed-tomography (CT) scans in 108 consecutive patients that underwent curative intent resection for a resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma from 2009 to 2016 in two academic hospitals...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
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