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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639239/significant-improvement-in-detecting-braf-kras-and-egfr-mutations-using-next-generation-sequencing-as-compared-with-fda-cleared-kits
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Wanlong Ma, Steven Brodie, Sally Agersborg, Vincent A Funari, Maher Albitar
INTRODUCTION: We compared mutations detected in EGFR, KRAS, and BRAF genes using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and confirmed by Sanger sequencing with mutations that could be detected by FDA-cleared testing kits. METHODS: Paraffin-embedded tissue from 822 patients was tested for mutations in EGFR, KRAS, and BRAF by NGS. Sanger sequencing of hot spots was used with locked nucleic acid to increase sensitivity for specific hot-spot mutations. This included 442 (54%) lung cancers, 168 (20%) colorectal cancers, 29 (4%) brain tumors, 33 (4%) melanomas, 14 (2%) thyroid cancers, and 16% others (pancreas, head and neck, and cancer of unknown origin)...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631390/metastatic-tonsillar-squamous-cell-carcinoma-masquerading-as-a-pancreatic-cystic-tumor-and-diagnosed-by-eus-guided-fna
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Ryan Glass, Sherif A Andrawes, Diane Hamele-Bena, Guo-Xia Tong
Metastatic carcinoma to the pancreas is uncommon and head and neck squamous carcinoma metastatic to the pancreas is extremely rare. Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma to the pancreas presents a unique diagnostic challenge: in addition to mimicking the rare primary squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas based on cytologic, histologic, and immunohistochemical features, it may be mistaken for a cystic neoplasm of the pancreas because of its high predilection for cystic degeneration in metastatic sites. Herein, we report a case of tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma with a cystic pancreatic metastasis diagnosed by ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA)...
June 19, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628728/characterizing-the-detection-threshold-for-optical-imaging-in-surgical-oncology
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Andrew C Prince, Aditi Jani, Melissa Korb, Kiranya E Tipirneni, Benjamin B Kasten, Eben L Rosenthal, Jason M Warram
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Optical imaging to guide cancer resections is rapidly transitioning into the operating room. However, the sensitivity of this technique to detect subclinical disease is yet characterized. The purpose of this study was to determine the minimum range of cancer cells that can be detected by antibody-based fluorescence imaging. METHODS: 2LMP (breast), COLO-205 (colon), MiaPaca-2 (pancreas), and SCC-1 (head and neck) cells incubated in vitro with cetuximab-IRDye800CW (dose range 8...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611527/successful-treatment-of-a-pancreatic-schwannoma-by-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy
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Shao-Yan Xu, Ying-Sheng Wu, Jian-Hui Li, Ke Sun, Zhen-Hua Hu, Shu-Sen Zheng, Wei-Lin Wang
Schwannomas are neurogenic tumors that arise from the neural sheaths of peripheral nerves. These tumors can be located in any area of the human body; the most common locations are the head, neck, trunk and extremities. Pancreatic schwannomas are very rare. Over the past 40 years, only 67 cases of pancreatic schwannomas have been reported in the English literature. Here we present a case of pancreatic schwannoma in a 62-year-old male. The tumor was revealed by ultrasound and computed tomography in the neck and body of the pancreas...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599230/a-case-of-pancreatic-schwannoma-showing-increased-fdg-uptake-on-pet-ct
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Sotaro Fukuhara, Saburo Fukuda, Hirofumi Tazawa, Kouki Imaoka, Tetsuya Mochizuki, Yuzo Hirata, Seiji Fujisaki, Mamoru Takahashi, Toshihiro Nishida, Hideto Sakimoto
INTRODUCTION: Schwannomas are neoplasms originating from Schwann cells in nerve sheath, but pancreatic schwannomas are rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 59-year-old female incidentally pointed out a 2-cm-sized solid mass in the pancreas head by computed tomography (CT) which was performed for other reasons. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a mass with hypointensity on T1-weighted images and a heterogenous hyperintensity on T2-weighted images. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) showed no abnormal findings in the main pancreatic duct...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588798/combination-therapy-with-gemcitabine-and-nab-paclitaxel-for-locally-advanced-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Takeshi Saito, Keinosuke Ishido, Daisuke Kudo, Norihisa Kimura, Taiichi Wakiya, Yoshihito Nakayama, Kenichi Hakamada
The aim of the present study was to investigate the early treatment outcomes of combined gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel treatment for locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer (LURPC). The subjects comprised 7 patients with LURPC receiving the abovementioned combination therapy at the Hirosaki University Hospital (Hirosaki, Japan) between January and September, 2015. The clinicopathological factors, adverse events and response to treatment were investigated. To determine whether the cases were unresectable, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, version 2...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587436/pathology-comparative-study-on-the-characteristic-ct-signs-in-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas
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Xi Bo Fu, Zhi Qiang Hao, Jin Yun He, Hai Shang, Qing Cai Fu, Xiang Dong Hua, Ye Fu Liu, Jie Lin
In order to analyze characteristic CT signs in the solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas, a retrospective analysis was conducted on 49 patients with pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas who where treated in Liaoning Cancer Hospital. All of the patients were confirmed by pathology, CT signs were analyzed and a pathology contrast was conducted. Furthermore, all cases had single lesions; 7 cases in the pancreatic head, 23 cases in the pancreatic body, 15 cases in the pancreatic body-tail and 4 cases in the pancreatic tail...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575105/assessment-of-treatment-response-during-chemoradiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-based-on-quantitative-radiomic-analysis-of-daily-cts-an-exploratory-study
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Xiaojian Chen, Kiyoko Oshima, Diane Schott, Hui Wu, William Hall, Yingqiu Song, Yalan Tao, Dingjie Li, Cheng Zheng, Paul Knechtges, Beth Erickson, X Allen Li
PURPOSE: In an effort for early assessment of treatment response, we investigate radiation induced changes in quantitative CT features of tumor during the delivery of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Diagnostic-quality CT data acquired daily during routine CT-guided CRT using a CT-on-rails for 20 pancreatic head cancer patients were analyzed. On each daily CT, the pancreatic head, the spinal cord and the aorta were delineated and the histograms of CT number (CTN) in these contours were extracted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562565/perivascular-epithelial-cell-tumor-pecoma-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Shuisheng Zhang, Fang Chen, Xiaozhun Huang, Qinglong Jiang, Yajie Zhao, Yingtai Chen, Jianwei Zhang, Jie Ma, Wei Yuan, Quan Xu, Jiuda Zhao, Chengfeng Wang
RATIONALE: Perivascular epithelial cell tumors (PEComas) of the pancreas are rare mesenchymal tumors and, to our knowledge, only 20 cases have been reported to date. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 43-year-old female who presented with upper abdominal pain for 1 year. She underwent an exploratory laparotomy at a local hospital, which failed to resect the tumor. Five months later, she came to the Chinese National Cancer Center for surgery. Preoperative imaging revealed an 11...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523328/duodenal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-pancreatic-head-mass-a-case-report
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DănuŢ Vasile, George Iancu, Raluca Claudia Iancu, George Simion, Radu Constantin Ciuluvică
Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are uncommon. Tumors arising from the first and the second part of the duodenum (DI and DII, respectively) can be wrongly diagnosed as pancreatic mass. We present a case of a 59-year-old woman who came with abdominal pain and severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding (hemoglobin 3.5 g÷dL). A solid, heterogeneously enhancing neoplasm in the head of the pancreas was revealed preoperatively by an abdominal computed tomography scan. A diagnosis of GIST was suggested...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522787/surgical-treatment-of-pancreatic-cystic-tumors
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Beata Jabłońska, Łukasz Braszczok, Weronika Szczęsny-Karczewska, Beata Dubiel-Braszczok, Paweł Lampe
The aim of this study was to assess short-term outcomes of surgical treatment of pancreatic cystic tumors (PCTs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 46 patients (31 women and 15 men) who had undergone surgery for pancreatic cystic tumors in our department. RESULTS: Pancreatic cystic tumors were located within the pancreatic head (21), body (11), tail (13), and whole pancreas (1). The following surgical procedures were performed: pancreatoduodenectomy (20), central pancreatectomy (9), distal pancreatectomy (3), distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy (3), distal extended pancreatectomy with splenectomy (2), total pancreatectomy (1), duodenum preserving pancreatic head resection (1), local tumor resection (4), and other procedures (2)...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499941/mtus1-a-gene-encoding-angiotensin-ii-type-2-at2-receptor-interacting-proteins-in-health-and-disease-with-special-emphasis-on-its-role-in-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Ibrahim Bozgeyik, Onder Yumrutas, Esra Bozgeyik
Loss of tumor suppressor activity is a frequent event in the formation and progression of tumors and has been listed as an important hallmark of cancers. Microtubule-Associated Scaffold Protein 1 (MTUS1) is a candidate tumor suppressor gene which is reported to be frequently down-regulated in a variety of human cancers including pancreas, colon, bladder, head-and-neck, ovarian, breast cancers, gastric, lung cancers. It is also reported to be implicated in several types of pathologies such as cardiac hypertrophy, atherosclerosis, and SLE-like lymphoproliferative diseases...
May 9, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489840/-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-a-solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-in-children
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Carolina Paz Soldán Mesta, José De Vinatea, Fernando Revoredo Rego, Gustavo Reaño, Luis Villanueva, Fritz Kometter, Jorge Tang, Mónica Uribe, Victor Casquero Montes, Carlos Paz Soldán Oblitas, José Arenas
The solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPT) is a rare neoplasm with low malignant potential in children. We report the case of a 9 years old child with a SPT localized in the pancreatic head. She underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with favorable evolution. The PD in high-volume centers is safe in both adults and children.
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489168/angiolymphatic-invasion-as-a-prognostic-fator-in-resected-n0-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Ricardo Vitor Silva de Almeida, Adhemar Monteiro Pacheco-Jr, Rodrigo Altenfelder Silva, André de Moricz, Tércio de Campos
Background: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma remains one of the worst digestive cancers. Surgical resection is the main target when treating a patient with curative intent. Aim: To assess angiolymphatic invasion as a prognostic factor in resected pN0 pancreatic cancer. Methods: Thirty-eight patients were submitted to pancreatoduodenectomy due to head pancreatic cancer. Tumor size, margins, lymph nodes, pTNM staging, angiolymphatic and perineural invasion were described in the pathologists' reports...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487613/outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-of-patients-with-stage-ib-and-iia-pancreatic-cancer-according-to-the-8-th-edition-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-criteria
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Yang Li, Chuan-Gang Tang, Yu Zhao, Wu-You Cao, Guo-Feng Qu
AIM: To evaluate the changes in the 8(th) edition American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) for defining stage IB and IIA pancreatic cancer and identify their prognostic factors. METHODS: Pancreatic cancer patients were selected from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database (1973-2013). The enrolled patients were divided into IB and IIA groups based on tumor size according to the 8(th) edition AJCC criteria. Clinical characteristics, including age, gender, race, tumor size, primary site, and grade were summarized...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484200/pancreatic-schwannoma-revealed-contrast-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-a-case-report
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Takatoshi Egami, Takanori Yamada, Tomoharu Matsuura, Atsushi Tsuji, Yurimi Takahashi, Yuzo Sasada, Hideto Ochiai, Shohachi Suzuki, Shioto Suzuki, Yasuhiko Saida
An asymptomatic pancreatic tumor was discovered in a 77-year-old man during a medical check-up. An abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cystic mass containing a septum-like solid portion in the head of the pancreas, measuring 3.5cm in diameter. Additionally, abdominal contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) revealed increased flow in the solid portion and a tumor capsule in its early phase. We preoperatively diagnosed the lesion as a cystic-degenerated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor or solid-pseudopapillary tumor and performed a pancreatoduodenectomy...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475818/kocher-maneuver-to-facilitate-cytoreduction-within-the-foramen-of-winslow
#17
Sung-Sik Han, Paul H Sugarbaker
A potential site for incomplete cytoreduction in patients with peritoneal metastases is the foramen of Winslow, especially the posterior aspect of the hepatoduodenal ligament. The Kocher maneuver can be used to rotate the duodenum, head of pancreas, and portal structures 180°. In so doing, the foramen of Winslow is clearly exposed for peritonectomy. Residual tumor at this site is a prominent cause of unnecessary treatment failure in the management of patients with mucinous appendiceal neoplasms.
May 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469915/theoretical-investigation-of-transgastric-and-intraductal-approaches-for-ultrasound-based-thermal-therapy-of-the-pancreas
#18
Serena J Scott, Matthew S Adams, Vasant Salgaonkar, F Graham Sommer, Chris J Diederich
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to theoretically investigate the feasibility of intraductal and transgastric approaches to ultrasound-based thermal therapy of pancreatic tumors, and to evaluate possible treatment strategies. METHODS: This study considered ultrasound applicators with 1.2 mm outer diameter tubular transducers, which are inserted into the tissue to be treated by an endoscopic approach, either via insertion through the gastric wall (transgastric) or within the pancreatic duct lumen (intraductal)...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468714/the-indications-for-laparoscopic-pancreatectomy
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Marco Siech, Peter Strauss, Stephanie Huschitt, Detlef K Bartsch, Uwe Wittel, Tobias Keck
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic pancreatectomy is not yet established as a routine procedure everywhere in Germany or in other countries. Few data are available on its short- and long-term outcomes. METHODS: From 2008 onward, a working group initiated by 10 centers and currently comprising 34 centers has gathered data on all cases of laparoscopic pancreatectomy. Procedures in which laparoscopy was converted to open surgery are also included. RESULTS: The registry now contains 550 data sets representing 267 cases of benign disease, 244 malignancies, and 39 borderline tumors...
April 14, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464920/collision-of-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Simone Serafini, Gianfranco Da Dalt, Gioia Pozza, Stella Blandamura, Michele Valmasoni, Stefano Merigliano, Cosimo Sperti
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous occurrence of exocrine and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas is very infrequent. We report a patient with an endocrine tumor in the pancreatic-duodenal area and extensive exocrine carcinoma involving the whole pancreas. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old woman was hospitalized in May 2016 for epigastric pain and weight loss. Her past medical history revealed an undefined main pancreatic duct dilation that was subsequently confirmed at CT scan (23 mm) and endoscopic ultrasound...
May 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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