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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730678/prognosis-following-cancer-surgery-during-holiday-periods
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Jesper Lagergren, Fredrik Mattsson, Pernilla Lagergren
Surgery is the mainstay curative treatment in most cancer. We aimed to test the new hypothesis that cancer surgery performed during holiday periods is associated with worse long-term prognosis than for non-holiday periods. This nationwide Swedish population-based cohort study included 228,927 patients during 1997-2014 who underwent elective resectional surgery for a cancer where the annual number of resections was over 100. The 16 eligible cancer sites were grouped into 10 cancer groups. The exposure, holiday periods, was classified as wide (14-weeks) or narrow (7-weeks)...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718090/a-large-retroperitoneal-lymphatic-malformation-successfully-treated-with-traditional-japanese-kampo-medicine-in-combination-with-surgery
#2
Toko Shinkai, Kouji Masumoto, Fumiko Chiba, Nao Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Current treatment options for lymphatic malformations (LMs) are multimodal. Recently, the effectiveness of treating LMs with Eppikajyutsuto (TJ-28) has been reported. TJ-28 is a kind of oral herbal medicine classified as the traditional Japanese Kampo medicine. CASE PRESENTATION: A 12-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital for intermittent upper abdominal pain. Radiological examinations revealed a large (9.5 × 5.8 × 10.0 cm) retroperitoneal LM, which was suspected to adhering and stretching both pancreas head and duodenum...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708232/primary-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-with-a-good-response-to-chemotherapy-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Milan Radojkovic, Dragana Ilic, Ivan Ilic
PURPOSE: Although pancreatic cancer is a common malignancy, signet ring cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a very rare histologic type with only 6 cases reported so far. We present a patient with primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the pancreas and a good response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old woman presented at a regional hospital with a 2-week history of painless progressive jaundice. Abdominal computed tomography showed a tumor in the head of the pancreas, 4...
July 5, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704340/uptake-in-the-pancreatic-uncinate-process-on-the-111in-octreotide-scintigraphy-how-to-distinguish-physiological-from-pathological-uptake
#4
Amel Ait Boudaoud, Bruno Verges, Jean M Petit, Sopio Tatulashvili, Alexandre Cochet, Olivier Humbert
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the relevance of physiological In-octreotide uptake in the head of pancreas and to establish its imaging features in comparison with pathological uptake in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients that underwent In-octreotide single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) scintigraphy in our institution. Only patients with an isolated uptake in the head of the pancreas were included...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702166/venous-occlusion-test-applied-to-the-tributaries-of-the-superior-mesenteric-veins-of-the-pancreas-head-infiltrated-by-tumor
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Enio Campos Amico, José Roberto Alves, Samir Assi João, Joafran Alexandre Costa de Medeiros, Rogério Lacerda Sousa
A 64-year-old white woman presented with cholestatic jaundice, weight loss and a solid lesion in the pancreas head. At multislice computed tomography, a superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and one of it tributaries showed signs of tumor infiltration. At surgery, a venous occlusion test applied to the infiltrated tributary of the SMV showed immediate venous congestion in two-thirds of the distal small intestine. No reconstruction attempt was made due to the small size of the vessel. A biliodigestive anastomosis and lymph node biopsy was performed...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700497/functional-and-morphological-evolution-of-remnant-pancreas-after-resection-for-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#6
Shin-Young Park, Keun-Myoung Park, Woo Young Shin, Yun-Mee Choe, Yoon-Seok Hur, Keon-Young Lee, Seung-Ik Ahn
Functional and morphological evolution of remnant pancreas after resection for pancreatic adenocarcinoma is investigated.The medical records of 45 patients who had undergone radical resection for pancreatic adenocarcinoma from March 2010 to September 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. There were 34 patients in the pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) group and 10 patients in the distal pancreatectomy (DP) group. One patient received total pancreatectomy. The endocrine function was measured using the glucose tolerance index (GTI), which was derived by dividing daily maximum serum glucose fluctuation by daily minimum glucose...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693147/pancreatic-intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-with-associated-invasive-cancer-successfully-treated-by-total-pancreatectomy-a-case-report
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Yuji Fujimoto, Yoshito Tomimaru, Hiromi Tamura, Kozo Noguchi, Hirotsugu Nagase, Atsushi Hamabe, Masashi Hirota, Kazuteru Oshima, Tsukasa Tanida, Tomono Kawase, Shunji Morita, Hiroshi Imamura, Takashi Iwazawa, Kenzo Akagi, Masashi Yamamoto, Tsutomu Nishida, Shiro Adachi, Keizo Dono
A 74-year-old male was admitted to Departments of Surgery, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital (Osaka, Japan) for treatment of a pancreatic tumor. Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a mass with small cystic lesions in the pancreatic head and body. Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/CT revealed an abnormal uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose, corresponding to the mass lesions. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed rough mucosa near the opening of the accessory pancreatic duct, and the mucosa biopsy exhibited adenocarcinoma with no mucin observed...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680212/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-findings-of-pancreatic-hemangiopericytoma
#8
Funda Ustun, Salim Aksoy, Burcu Dirlik Serim, Gülay Durmus Altun
A 42-year-old woman with a large pancreatic tumor had undergone (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) imaging. Moderate metabolic activity was detected on the head of the pancreas. The tumor was resected and it was histopathologically diagnosed as malign pancreatic hemangiopericytoma (HPC). HPC is a rare soft tissue sarcoma. The tumor is considered aggressive with high rates of local recurrence and metastasis regardless the localization. Herein, we present the imaging characteristics of HPC with (18)F-FDG PET/CT...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652415/solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Efstathios A Antoniou, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Christos Salakos, Giorgos-Antonios Margonis, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Stefanos Lahanis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Dimitrios Patsouras, Stylianos Kykalos, Anna Garmpi, Nikolaos Andreatos, Timothy M Pawlik, Gregory Kouraklis
BACKGROUND: Solid pseudopapillary tumors (SPTs) of the pancreas are a rare occurrence, not exceeding 1-2% of all exocrine pancreatic tumors. SPT was first described in 1959 as "papillary tumor of the pancreas, benign or malignant" and affects mainly young women, in their second or third decade of age. These tumors are of low malignant potential, unclear pathogenesis, grow gradually and become considerably large before causing symptoms. A typical clinical presentation is often described by affected patients and, in some cases, an SPT is an incidental finding during the time the patient undergoes medical imaging studies for other health issues...
July 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646282/surgery-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
R Vera, L Díez, E Martín Pérez, J C Plaza, A Sanjuanbenito, A Carrato
Surgical resection is the only potentially curative option in the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Preoperative radiological imaging allows to rule out the presence of metastases. Three resectability categories are established based on the radiological findings depending on the degree of contact between the tumor and the blood vessels. Histological confirmation of malignancy is only required in cases of borderline or non-resectable tumors, prior to neoadjuvant treatment initiation. Diagnostic laparoscopy is recommended in the presence of large tumors of the body or tail and in borderline tumors to explore the possibility of resection and to apply treatment with curative intent, as well as in those cases with high level of biomarkers to rule out peritoneal involvement...
June 23, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
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
#11
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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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REVIEW
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
#20
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
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