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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594465/interpreting-body-mri-cases-classic-findings-in-abdominal-mri
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REVIEW
Leann Kania, Flavius Guglielmo, Donald Mitchell
Few things in radiology are "pathognomonic" in their appearance or presentation. However, having an awareness of those findings which are specific to a certain entity is important when interpreting imaging studies. These classic findings can be identified with many imaging modalities, but no modality provides as many recognizable observations as an MRI. This results from the large variety of pulse sequences that provide high contrast resolution, prior to and following contrast administration. In this article, the most classically recognized abdominal findings are presented including the following: Liver: Cyst, hemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatic adenoma, hemosiderosis, hepatocellular carcinoma...
March 28, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576414/imaging-and-pathologic-findings-of-hepatic-small-vessel-hemangioma
#2
Balasubramanya Rangaswamy, Marta Minervini, Mitchell Tublin, Biatta Sholosh, Anil K Dasyam
Hepatic small vessel hemangioma represents a distinct yet very rare pathologic entity of the liver. The entity has also been in the past referred to as adult capillary hemangioma of the liver and congenital noninvoluting hemangioma. Imaging findings are not definitive and biopsy or resection is ultimately necessary. Pathologically these represent vasoformative abnormalities with infiltrative margins that can potentially mimic hepatic angiosarcoma. Immunohistochemistry can help differentiate hepatic small vessel hemangioma from angiosarcoma...
February 14, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567877/a-practical-diagnostic-approach-to-hepatic-masses
#3
REVIEW
Monika Vyas, Dhanpat Jain
The differential diagnosis of hepatic mass lesions is broad and arriving at the right diagnosis can be challenging, especially on needle biopsies. The differential diagnosis of liver tumors in children is different from adults and is beyond the scope of this review. In adults, the approach varies depending on the age, gender, and presence of background liver disease. The lesions can be divided broadly into primary and metastatic (secondary), and the primary lesions can be further divided into those of hepatocellular origin and nonhepatocellular origin...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546568/spontaneous-regression-of-colorectal-liver-metastasis
#4
Ryota Matsuki, Masanori Sugiyama, Shinya Yoshiike, Junji Shibahara, Masaharu Kogure, Masaaki Yokoyama, Yutaka Suzuki, Nobutsugu Abe, Tadahiko Masaki, Toshiyuki Mori
A 72-year-old woman with advanced ascending colon cancer and an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreatic head was treated by right hemicolectomy (RHC) and pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PpPD). Adjuvant chemotherapy was not administered. Multimodal examinations at 5 months after surgery detected a solitary metastatic liver tumor derived from cancer of the ascending colon. Liver resection proceeded at 7 months after the first surgery. A pathological study of a surgical specimen of the liver identified a necrotic nodule that did not contain viable tumor cells...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545717/utility-of-ct-in-differentiating-liver-metastases-of-well-differentiated-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-from-poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#5
Yong Cui, Xiaoting Li, Shunyu Gao, Zhongwu Li, Yanling Li, Ming Lu, Yingshi Sun
Objective: To determine the capability of dynamic enhanced computed tomography (CT) to differentiate liver metastases (LMs) of well-differentiated from poorly-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs). Methods: Patients with LMs of GEP-NENs who underwent dynamic enhanced CT examination in Peking University Cancer Hospital from January 2009 to October 2015 were included and data were retrospectively analyzed. We assessed the qualitative and quantitative CT features to identify the significant differentiating CT features of LMs of poorly-differentiated GEP-NENs from those of well-differentiated GEP-NENs using univariate analysis and a multivariate logistic regression model...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543815/chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-and-non-hepatocellular-cancers-a-hospital-registry-based-case-control-study
#6
Jihyun An, Jong Woo Kim, Ju Hyun Shim, Seungbong Han, Chang Sik Yu, Jaewon Choe, Danbi Lee, Kang Mo Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Young-Hwa Chung, Yung Sang Lee, Dong Jin Suh, Jin Hyoung Kim, Han Chu Lee
BACKGROUND: Prior epidemiological evidences suggest that hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is linked to cancers other than hepatocellular carcinoma. This prospective hospital registry-based case-control study aimed to investigate the sero-epidemiological association between chronic HBV infection and various types of cancer. METHODS: 95,034 patients with first-diagnosed non-hepatocellular malignancy in a tertiary hospital between 2007 and 2014; and 118,891 non-cancer individuals as controls from a health promotion center were included...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540190/development-of-neoplasms-in-pediatric-patients-with-rheumatic-disease-exposed-to-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapies-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
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Alexandra Okihiro, Rachana Hasija, Lillia Fung, Bonnie Cameron, Brian M Feldman, Ronald Laxer, Rayfel Schneider, Earl Silverman, Lynn Spiegel, Rae S M Yeung, Shirley M L Tse
BACKGROUND: Anti-TNF (Tumor necrosis factor) therapy is effective in treating pediatric patients with refractory rheumatic disease. There is however a concern that anti-TNF usage may increase the risk of malignancy. Reports on specific types of malignancy in this patient population have been emerging over the past decade, but there is a need for additional malignancy reports, as these events are rare. Therefore, a retrospective chart review was performed on the biologic database of pediatric rheumatology patients at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) from 1997 to 2013 for neoplasms, patient demographic information and rheumatologic treatment course...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536429/a-case-of-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-of-the-gallbladder
#8
Shuichiro Sugawara, Ichiro Hirai, Toshihiro Watanabe, Koji Tezuka, Wataru Kimura
The patient was a 70-year-old woman in whom examination revealed a high level of carbohydrate antigen 19-9. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) revealed a multilocular cystic lesion compressing the gallbladder. CT indicated the presence of a multilocular cystic tumor (67 × 68 × 72 mm) in contact with the right hepatic lobe. Intraoperative findings indicated that the cyst diameter was 8.5 × 6.0 cm, and the cyst was continuous with the gallbladder. The gallbladder was resected along with the cyst...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512799/cardiac-metastases-4-cases-report
#9
Ines Ayedi, Hamed Chaabouni, Malek Akrout, Tahia Boudawara, Nabil Toumi, Afef Khanfir, Mounir Frikha
Cardiac metastases are rare. They are found in one to 10% of autopsies of patients withmalignant neoplasm. Adenocarcinoma represents the most common histologicaltype. The most common neoplasms that metastasize to the heart are lung andbreast cancers, melanoma, mesothelioma and lymphoma. However, Cardiacinvolvement is unusual in Hepatic, cutaneous and gastric cancer. We reportedthese three primary localizations in our cases.
June 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470627/value-of-hepatocellular-phase-imaging-after-intravenous-gadoxetate-disodium-for-assessing-hepatic-metastases-from-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-comparison-with-other-mri-pulse-sequences-and-with-extracellular-agent
#10
Sree Harsha Tirumani, Jyothi P Jagannathan, Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, Lei Qin, Patricia Balthazar, Nikhil H Ramaiya, Atul B Shinagare
OBJECTIVE: To compare hepatocellular phase imaging after intravenous gadoxetate disodium with other MRI pulse sequences and with extracellular agent for assessing hepatic metastases from gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NEN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective study, we included 30 patients (15 women, mean age: 58 years, range 44-77 years) with GEP-NEN metastatic to the liver, who underwent MRI with gadoxetate disodium...
February 22, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469770/interstitial-granulomatous-dermatitis-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-and-mixed-cryoglobulinemia
#11
M Rato, F Gil, A F Monteiro, J Aranha, E Tavares
A 55-year-old man presented with a history of asymptomatic, bilateral, figurate dermatosis consisting of erythematous, annular, linear, andarciform, indurated nodules and plaques on the lateral walls of thorax, flanks, and hypogastrium. His medical history was positive for chronic hepatitis C. Skin biopsy was compatible with the diagnosisof interstitial granulomatous dermatitis. Additionalinvestigation revealed positive rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies, and cryoglobulins. Thepatient started treatment with high-potency topical corticosteroid...
January 15, 2018: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468057/utility-of-convex-eus-for-preoperative-vascular-evaluation-of-malignant-biliary-tract-neoplasm
#12
Akashi Fujita, Kazuo Hara, Nobumasa Mizuno, Susumu Hijioka, Takamichi Kuwahara, Nozomi Okuno, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yoshiki Senda, Seiji Natsume, Yasumasa Niwa
The aim of the present study was to examine the utility of convex endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for the preoperative vascular evaluation of malignant biliary tract neoplasm, by comparing EUS findings with histological findings from resected specimens. Between January 2008 and January 2016, the present study retrospectively retrieved 82 cases diagnosed with malignant biliary tract neoplasm to compare findings from convex EUS with histological findings from resected specimens. A total of four groups were defined according to the results of EUS of the hepatic artery (HA) and portal vein (PV): Group 1, hyperechoic tissue between tumor and vessel; group 2, close proximity between tumor and vessel without loss of hyperechoic tissue; group 3, tumor and vessel contiguity, with loss of hyperechoic tissue; and group 4, encasement >180°...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464344/a-novel-classification-and-staged-approach-for-dissection-along-the-celiac-and-hepatic-artery-during-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#13
Yosuke Inoue, Akio Saiura, Yu Takahashi
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, there have been enthusiastic discussions of, and active proposals for, new approaches to dissection around the superior mesenteric artery during pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). In contrast, dissection along the celiac axis (CA) and hepatic artery (HA) and in the hepatoduodenal ligament has rarely been systematically discussed. In this report, we propose and describe a three-level classification of dissection along the CA-HA system which is applicable to a variety of diseases for which PD is indicated...
February 20, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444709/mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-of-the-liver-with-extrahepatic-growth-presenting-with-ascending-cholangitis-diagnosed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-features-a-case-report
#14
Tanawat Pattarapuntakul, Bancha Ovartlarnporn, Jaksin Sottisuporn
BACKGROUND: Mucinous cystic neoplasm of the liver with extrahepatic growth is a rare benign epithelial neoplasm of the biliary system that presents with a mass effect or is incidentally found on imaging. The tumor affects mostly the common hepatic duct, which is difficult to diagnose preoperatively by radiology, endoscopy, or cystic fluid analysis. Endoscopic ultrasound is a noninvasive tool for the evaluation of features of a cystic lesion and the extent of disease. Optimal treatment is complete tumor resection...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434948/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-producing-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-with-an-associated-invasive-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas
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Kazuhide Shimamatsu, Yoshiki Naito, Yutaro Mihara, Masamichi Nakayama, Masahiko Tanigawa, Yushi Abe, Ken Nakamura, Toshihiro Araki, Kenji Sakata, Kazunori Noguchi, Jun Akiba, Hirohisa Yano, Osamu Nakashima
The present case study documents an autopsy case of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)-producing mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN), with an associated invasive carcinoma of the pancreas. A 65-year-old woman presented to Omuta City Hospital (Omuta Japan) with a primary complaint of abdominal pain. Multiple liver nodules and a pancreatic cyst were detected upon abdominal computed tomography. Initially, liver abscess was suspected as the patient exhibited leukocytosis and elevated C-reactive protein level...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406848/unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-of-a-great-jewish-opera-singer
#16
Irit Duek, Jacob T Cohen, Ziv Gil
George London was one of the most compelling vocal artists of the early twentieth century. At the age of 47, the great bass-baritone retired from singing. It has been suggested that the premature ending of his operatic career was due to unilateral vocal cord palsy (UVCP). When London retired, the common belief was that this UVCP was caused by viral hepatitis, although there is no evidence to support such an etiology. London's medical records eliminate the possible etiology of a neck neoplasm, and the long period of time between a heart attack he experienced and his diagnosis of UVCP makes a cardiovascular etiology an unlikely causative factor...
January 29, 2018: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398874/intraductal-papillary-bile-duct-adenocarcinoma-and-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-in-a-case-of-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#17
Jung Min Lee, Jae Min Lee, Jong Jin Hyun, Hyuk Soon Choi, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hoon Jai Chun, Hong Sik Lee, Chang Duck Kim, Dong Sik Kim, Joo Young Kim
We report our experience with a synchronous case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) in an elderly woman with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). A 72-year-old woman presented with a 2-mo history of right upper abdominal pain unrelated to diet and indigestion. Fourteen years earlier, she had been diagnosed with NF-1, which manifested as café au lait spots and multiple nodules on the skin. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a multilocular low-density mass with septation, and mural nodules in the right hepatic lobe, as well as a 1...
January 28, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394821/-a-case-of-an-igg4-related-inflammatory-pseudotumor-of-the-liver-showing-enlargement-that-was-difficult-to-differentiate-from-hepatic-cancer
#18
Kei Adachi, Kazuhiko Hashimoto, Ryoji Nonaka, Jeong-Ho Moon, Yujiro Fujie, Shoichiro Fujita, Keiko Kojima, Jun Hanai, Shingi Imaoka, Tadashi Ohnishi
A 60-year-old man was admitted for a liver mass(S3), which rapidly increased in size during intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm(IPMN)follow-up. Although EOB-MRIwas performed, the mass could not be accurately diagnosed as hepatic cancer. Thus, we performed a lateral segmentectomy. In the resected specimen, a solid tumor mass was clearly bound in segment 3 of the liver. Since histopathology revealed no malignant cells and many IgG4-positive cells, we confirmed the diagnosis as IgG4-related inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390408/asymptomatic-solitary-bladder-plasmocytoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Luigi Cormio, Vito Mancini, Beppe Calò, Oscar Selvaggio, Teobaldo Mazzilli, Francesca Sanguedolce, Giuseppe Carrieri
RATIONALE: Solitary extramedullary plasmocytoma may arise in any organ, either as a primary tumor or as part of a systemic myeloma; if it rarely affects bladder, it presents with urinary symptoms. We describe the first case of asymptomatic BP occasionally diagnosed in a patient with ascites. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 74-year-old woman with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver cirrhosis presented with ascites and no urinary or other symptoms. DIAGNOSES: Routine blood tests were within normal ranges, except for mild elevation of transaminases due to chronic hepatitis...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375822/hepatoblastoma-current-understanding-recent-advances-and-controversies
#20
REVIEW
Piotr Czauderna, Hanna Garnier
Introduction: Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common primary malignant liver neoplasm in children. Its increasing survival rate is related to the progress in modern imaging, surgical techniques, and new chemotherapy regimens. Clinical approach: One of the past achievements was the development of the pretreatment extension of disease (PRETEXT) system. Gradually, the HB therapeutic approach has become more individualized with better stratification of patients. Controversies: These include the need for preoperative chemotherapy and its optimal duration; intensity of preoperative chemotherapy required for locally advanced cases (PRETEXT 4); optimal surgical treatment for locally advanced tumors: aggressive hepatic resections versus liver transplantation; the role of postoperative chemotherapy in the post-transplant setting; the timing and role of metastasectomy in patients with disseminated disease who undergo partial liver resection; and the prognostic significance of several HB pathology variants...
2018: F1000Research
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