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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093683/simple-clinical-score-to-predict-24-week-survival-times-in-patients-with-inoperable-malignant-distal-biliary-obstruction-as-a-tool-for-selecting-palliative-metallic-or-plastic-stents
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Pimsiri Sripongpun, Siriboon Attasaranya, Naichaya Chamroonkul, Theerapong Sookpaisal, Uthai Khow-Ean, Aroon Siripun, Chanon Kongkamol, Teerha Piratvisuth, Bancha Ovartlarnporn
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) is the mainstay treatment for inoperable malignant distal biliary obstruction (MDBO). Some authorities suggest that metallic stents are more cost-effective than plastic stents in patients with expected survival of at least 6 months. However, studies attempting to define the predictive factors for such survival times are limited. This study aims to develop a scoring system for predicting a survival time of <24 weeks in these patients...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087967/periampullary-carcinoma-with-penile-metastasis
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W C Pui, N A Nik Azim
Periampullary carcinoma metastases are usually located at regional nodes, adjacent organs, liver or lung. On the other hand, metastatic penile cancer is uncommon. Penile metastasis usually originates from pelvic region with prostate and bladder being the most frequent primary location. We present a very rare case of periampullary carcinoma with penile metastasis in a 49-year-old man. He initially presented with early ampullary type periampullary carcinoma and had pyloric preserving pancreatoduodenectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066666/ct-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors
#3
Wei-Chun Ko, Yee-Fan Lee, Yi-Chang Chen, Ning Chien, Yu-Sen Huang, Yao-Hui Tseng, Jang-Ming Lee, Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Jin-Shing Chen, Yeun-Chung Chang
BACKGROUND: Microwave ablation (MWA) of lung tumors is a new approach for local tumor control. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the preliminary results of safety and efficacy of MWA with a dynamic frequency range (902-928 MHz) and power (10-32 W) for local tumor control of thoracic malignancies. METHODS: From December 1, 2013 to February 1, 2016, there were total 32 lung tumors among 15 patients (7 men, 8 women, age range 43-82 years, mean 57...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058023/laparoscopic-and-endoscopic-co-operative-surgery-for-non-ampullary-duodenal-tumors
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Daisuke Ichikawa, Shuhei Komatsu, Osamu Dohi, Yuji Naito, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Kazuhiro Kamada, Kazuma Okamoto, Yoshito Itoh, Eigo Otsuji
AIM: To assess the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic and endoscopic co-operative surgery (LECS) for early non-ampullary duodenal tumors. METHODS: Twelve patients with a non-ampullary duodenal tumor underwent LECS at our hospital. One patient had two mucosal lesions in the duodenum. The indication for this procedure was the presence of duodenal tumors with a low risk for lymph node metastasis. In particular, the tumors included small (less than 10 mm) submucosal tumors (SMT) and epithelial mucosal tumors, such as mucosal cancers or large mucosal adenomas with malignant suspicion...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994339/carcinoma-of-the-ampulla-of-vater-associated-with-annular-pancreas
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Mallika Tewari, Ashish Verma, H S Shukla
Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater associated with annular pancreas is a rare entity. Only seven cases have been reported so far in the English literature. We herein report one such case in a 42-year-lady who presented with progressively increasing jaundice and pain in the upper abdomen for past 2 months. A magnetic resonance cholangiopancreaticography (MRCP) and MRI revealed an annular pancreas with an ampullary mass and a dilated CBD. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopic biopsy from the ampullary mass revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957289/efficacy-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-evaluation-of-undetermined-etiology-of-common-bile-duct-dilatation-on-abdominal-ultrasonography
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Rasoul Sotoudehmanesh, Naimeh Nejati, Maryam Farsinejad, Shadi Kolahdoozan
BACKGROUND The cause of common bile duct (CBD) dilatation cannot be determined by imaging modalities in many patients. The aim of this study was to assess the value of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in detecting the cause of CBD dilatation in patients in whom ultrasonography could not demonstrate the cause of dilation. METHODS Prospectively, 152 consecutive patients who were referred for evaluation of dilated CBD (diameter ≥7 mm) of undetermined origin by ultrasonography were included in this study. All the patients underwent EUS...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859010/bevacizumab-combined-with-capecitabine-and-oxaliplatin-in-patients-with-advanced-adenocarcinoma-of-the-small-bowel-or-ampulla-of-vater-a-single-center-open-label-phase-2-study
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Pat Gulhati, Kanwal Raghav, Rachna T Shroff, Gauri R Varadhachary, Scott Kopetz, Milind Javle, Wei Qiao, Huamin Wang, Jeffrey Morris, Robert A Wolff, Michael J Overman
BACKGROUND: Capecitabine with oxaliplatin (CAPOX) has previously demonstrated clinical activity in patients with small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) and ampullary adenocarcinoma (AAC). Herein, the authors conducted a phase 2 trial to evaluate the benefit of adding bevacizumab to CAPOX. METHODS: In this phase 2, single-arm, single-center, open-label study, patients aged ≥18 years with untreated, advanced SBA or AAC were recruited. Patients received capecitabine at a dose of 750 mg/m(2) orally twice daily on days 1 to 14, oxaliplatin at a dose of 130 mg/m(2) intravenously on day 1, and bevacizumab at a dose of 7...
November 14, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853997/a-phase-i-trial-investigating-pulsatile-erlotinib-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-and-oxaliplatin-in-advanced-biliary-tract-cancers
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Laura W Goff, Dana B Cardin, Jennifer G Whisenant, Liping Du, Tatsuki Koyama, Kimberly B Dahlman, Safia N Salaria, Ruth T Young, Kristen K Ciombor, Jill Gilbert, Stephen James Smith, Emily Chan, Jordan Berlin
Advanced biliary tract cancers (ABTC) are among the deadliest malignancies with limited treatment options after progression on standard-of-care chemotherapy, which includes gemcitabine (GEM) and oxaliplatin (OX). The epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor erlotinib has been explored in ABTC with modest efficacy. Erlotinib given continuously may antagonize the action of chemotherapy against cycling tumor cells, but pulsatile dosing of erlotinib with chemotherapy may improve efficacy. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety of pulsatile erlotinib with GEMOX...
November 16, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804935/-prevention-of-paracolostomic-hernia
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A L Goncharov, V N Razbirin, T I Shalaeva, V A Cherner, D V Razbirin, O V Gurova, A S Aslanyan
AIM: To improve the prevention of paracolostomic hernias. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the prevention of paracolostomic hernia using mesh allograft. The study involved 73 patients with low-ampullary rectal cancer. Open or laparoscopic abdominoperineal extirpation of rectum was performed in all observations. 21 patients underwent prophylactic Sugarbaker's repair of paracolostomic area. We used the modifications of this surgical stage for transabdominal and retroperitoneal stoma...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795814/where-does-chemotherapy-stands-in-the-treatment-of-ampullary-carcinoma-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Marwan Ghosn, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Elie El Rassy, Fady Ghassan Haddad, Colette Hanna, Fadi El Karak, Dolly Nasr
Ampullary carcinoma (AC) is a rare gastrointestinal tumor without clear treatment recommendations. The management of this tumor is usually extrapolated from the treatment of pancreatic, biliary duct and intestinal cancers. Few papers have studied the AC as an independent entity and yet succombs to several limitations. These studies were retrospective single institutional experiences with limited sample sizes recruited over a long period of time. Unlike metastatic ACs where chemotherapy is the only recommended option, localized AC once excised may be approached by either chemotherapy alone or concomitant chemoradiation therapy...
October 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776651/double-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-the-detection-of-periampullary-cancer-comparison-with-b-mode-ultrasonography-and-mr-imaging
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ting Zhang, Zhong-Zhen Su, Ping Wang, Tao Wu, Wen Tang, Er-Jiao Xu, Jin-Xiu Ju, Xian-Yue Quan, Rong-Qin Zheng
PURPOSE: To investigate the value of double contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (DCEUS) in the detection of periampullary cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-nine patients with surgery or biopsy-proven periampullary cancer who underwent both DCEUS and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations before operation were enrolled in our study. DCEUS in which intravenous microbubbles were used in combination with oral contrast agent and MRI were performed preoperatively to make a detection diagnosis of periampullary cancer...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739441/non-ampullary-duodenal-carcinomas-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-47-cases-and-comparison-with-ampullary-and-pancreatic-adenocarcinomas
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Yue Xue, Alessandro Vanoli, Serdar Balci, Michelle M Reid, Burcu Saka, Pelin Bagci, Bahar Memis, Hyejeong Choi, Nobuyike Ohike, Takuma Tajiri, Takashi Muraki, Brian Quigley, Bassel F El-Rayes, Walid Shaib, David Kooby, Juan Sarmiento, Shishir K Maithel, Jessica H Knight, Michael Goodman, Alyssa M Krasinskas, Volkan Adsay
Literature on non-ampullary-duodenal carcinomas is limited. We analyzed 47 resected non-ampullary-duodenal carcinomas. Histologically, 78% were tubular-type adenocarcinomas mostly gastro-pancreatobiliary type and only 19% pure intestinal. Immunohistochemistry (n=38) revealed commonness of 'gastro-pancreatobiliary markers' (CK7 55, MUC1 50, MUC5AC 50, and MUC6 34%), whereas 'intestinal markers' were relatively less common (MUC2 36, CK20 42, and CDX2 44%). Squamous and mucinous differentiation were rare (in five each); previously, unrecognized adenocarcinoma patterns were noted (three microcystic/vacuolated, two cribriform, one of comedo-like, oncocytic papillary, and goblet-cell-carcinoid-like)...
October 14, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732711/association-of-histopathologic-phenotype-of-periampullary-adenocarcinomas-with-survival
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Jennifer L Williams, Carmen K Chan, Paul A Toste, Irmina A Elliott, Charles R Vasquez, Dharma B Sunjaya, Eric A Swanson, Jamie Koo, O Joe Hines, Howard A Reber, David W Dawson, Timothy R Donahue
Importance: Patients with periampullary adenocarcinomas have widely variable survival. These cancers are traditionally categorized by their anatomic location of origin, namely, the duodenum, ampulla, distal common bile duct (CBD), or head of the pancreas. However, they can be alternatively subdivided histopathologically into intestinal or pancreaticobiliary (PB) types, which may more accurately estimate prognosis. Objectives: To identify factors associated with survival in patients with periampullary adenocarcinomas and to compare survival between those having intestinal-type or PB-type cancers originating from the duodenum, ampulla, or distal CBD with those having pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693888/a-phase-i-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-study-of-the-oral-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-kinase-mek-inhibitor-wx-554-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumours
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David Jamieson, Melanie J Griffin, Julieann Sludden, Yvette Drew, Nicola Cresti, Karen Swales, Mark Merriman, Rodger Allen, Paul Bevan, Markus Buerkle, Carola Mala, Vicky Coyle, Lisa Rodgers, Emma Dean, Alastair Greystoke, Udai Banerji, Richard H Wilson, T R Jeffery Evans, Alan Anthoney, Malcolm Ranson, Alan V Boddy, Ruth Plummer
PURPOSE: We performed a multi-centre phase I study to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of the orally available small molecule mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) 1/2 inhibitor, WX-554, and to determine the optimal biological dose for subsequent trials. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Patients with treatment-refractory, advanced solid tumours, with adequate performance status and organ function were recruited to a dose-escalation study in a standard 3 + 3 design...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688085/differentiation-and-prognostic-markers-in-ampullary-cancer-role-of-p53-mdm2-cdx2-mucins-and-cytokeratins
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Iraklis Perysinakis, Emilia Minaidou, Dimitrios Mantas, George C Sotiropoulos, Vasileia Leontara, Hercules Tsipras, George N Zografos, Ilias Margaris, Gregory Kouraklis
INTRODUCTION: Subclassification of ampullary adenocarcinomas into intestinal and pancreatobiliary type has prognostic and therapeutic implications. Immunohistochemical staining against specific biomarkers has been proven to be a useful adjunct in determining the exact histotype. Furthermore the immunohistochemical profile is suggestive of the molecular pathogenic mechanisms through which the tumor evolved. The aim of this study was to correlate p53, MDM2, CK7, CK20, MUC1, MUC2 and CDX2 expression in ampullary adenocarcinomas with the type of differentiation and patients' survival...
November 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685908/prognostic-indicators-following-curative-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-pancreatic-carcinoma-a-retrospective-multivariate-analysis-of-a-single-centre-experience
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Athanasios Petrou, Zahir Soonawalla, Michael-Antony Silva, Antonio Manzelli, Demetrios Moris, Patric-Paul Tabet, Peter Friend
PURPOSE: Survival after curative resection of pancreatic, ampullary and lower common bile duct cancer remains very poor. The aim of this study was to assess important prognostic factors in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS: From 2006 to 2010, 156 patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for malignancies of pancreatic, ampullary or lower common bile duct in our institution. Based on the inclusion criteria 101 patients were selected in our retrospective statistical analysis...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644962/factors-predicting-adequate-lymph-node-yield-in-patients-undergoing-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-malignancy
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Marek Sierzega, Łukasz Bobrzyński, Andrzej Matyja, Jan Kulig
BACKGROUND: Most pancreatoduodenectomy resections do not meet the minimum of 12 lymph nodes recommended by the American Joint Committee on Cancer for accurate staging of periampullary malignancies. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting the likelihood of adequate nodal yield in pancreatoduodenectomy specimens subject to routine pathological assessment. METHODS: Six hundred sixty-two patients subject to pancreatoduodenectomy between 1990 and 2013 for pancreatic, ampullary, and common bile duct cancers were reviewed...
September 20, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631212/a-case-report-of-motesanib-induced-biliary-sludge-formation-causing-obstructive-cholangitis-with-acute-pancreatitis-treated-by-endoscopic-sphincterotomy
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Jay Song, Sung Bum Kim, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim, Kyung Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder toxicity was reported in most motesanib studies with varying frequency and at variable times after initiation of treatment. METHOD AND RESULTS: A 44-year-old man was admitted due to severe epigastric pain. The patient was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer 9 months ago and received 6 cycles of chemotherapy with motesanib, paclitaxel, and carboplatin. Ultrasonography showed a large amount of sludge within gallbladder. Computed tomography scan demonstrated diffuse dilatation of biliary tree with distended gallbladder without evidence of stone and mild pancreatic swelling...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629944/risk-factors-for-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-ercp-pancreatitis-and-stent-dysfunction-after-preoperative-biliary-drainage-in-patients-with-malignant-biliary-stricture
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Shinichi Hashimoto, Kei Ito, Shinsuke Koshida, Yoshihide Kanno, Takahisa Ogawa, Kaori Masu, Yuji Iwashita, Jun Horaguchi, Go Kobayashi, Yutaka Noda
Objective To retrospectively evaluate the risk factors for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) and stent dysfunction after performing preoperative biliary drainage (BD) in patients with malignant biliary stricture. Methods Between January 2003 and February 2013, 105 consecutive patients who had undergone transpapillary BD before surgery were enrolled in this study. Procedure-related complications, stent dysfunction rates, and their respective risk factors were investigated...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602165/apc-promoter-is-frequently-methylated-in-pancreatic-juice-of-patients-with-pancreatic-carcinomas-or-periampullary-tumors
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Mireia M Ginesta, Zamira Vanessa Diaz-Riascos, Juli Busquets, Núria Pelaez, Teresa Serrano, Miquel Àngel Peinado, Rosa Jorba, Francisco Javier García-Borobia, Gabriel Capella, Joan Fabregat
Early detection of pancreatic and periampullary neoplasms is critical to improve their clinical outcome. The present authors previously demonstrated that DNA hypermethylation of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC), histamine receptor H2 (HRH2), cadherin 13 (CDH13), secreted protein acidic and cysteine rich (SPARC) and engrailed-1 (EN-1) promoters is frequently detected in pancreatic tumor cells. The aim of the present study was to assess their prevalence in pancreatic juice of carcinomas of the pancreas and periampullary area...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
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