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Gallbladder disease

Lingfu Zhang, Chunsheng Hou, Zhi Xu, Lixin Wang, Xiaofeng Ling, Dianrong Xiu
Objective: Although laparoscopic treatment of gallbladder cancer (GBC) has been explored in the last decade, long-term results are still rare. This study evaluates long-term results of intended laparoscopic treatment for suspected GBC confined to the gallbladder wall, based on our experience over 10 years. Methods: Between August 2006 and December 2015, 164 patients with suspected GBC confined to the wall were enrolled in the protocol for laparoscopic surgery. The process for GBC treatment was analyzed to evaluate the feasibility of computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with frozen-section examination in identifying GBC confined to the wall...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
Yuan-Yuan Ye, Jia-Wei Mei, Shan-Shan Xiang, Huai-Feng Li, Qiang Ma, Xiao-Ling Song, Zheng Wang, Yi-Chi Zhang, Yong-Chen Liu, Yun-Peng Jin, Yun-Ping Hu, Lin Jiang, Fa-Tao Liu, Yi-Jian Zhang, Ya-Juan Hao, Ying-Bin Liu
Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC), the most common malignant tumour of the bile duct, is highly aggressive and has a poor prognosis. MicroRNA-30a-5p (miR-30a-5p) is an important tumour suppressor that participates in many aspects of carcinogenesis and cancer development. However, the role of miR-30a-5p in GBC development remains to be determined, as do the mechanisms underlying its effects in GBC. Using samples collected from 42 subjects with gallbladder carcinoma (GBC), we showed decreased miR-30a-5p expression in the primary lesions vs...
March 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Chien-Hua Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
We assessed the subsequent risk of cholelithiasis development in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC). We identified 8186 patients who aged ≥20 years and were diagnosed with IBD between 2000 and 2010 as the study cohort. A total of 8186 patients without IBD were selected by frequency-matching according to age, sex, comorbidities, and the index date of diagnosis, and they were identified as the control cohort. To measure the incidence of cholelithiasis, all patients were followed up until the end of 2011...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Bader Hamza Shirah, Hamza Asaad Shirah, Syed Husham Zafar, Khalid B Albeladi
Backgrounds/Aims: Postcholecystectomy syndrome represents a heterogeneous group of symptoms and findings in patients who have previously undergone cholecystectomy. It is rare and under-reported in Saudi Arabia. It can be attributed to many complications such as bile duct injury, biliary leak, retained common bile duct stones, recurrent bile duct stones, and bile duct strictures. In this study, we aimed to analyze the causes and evaluate the approach to postcholecystectomy syndrome in our local Saudi Arabian community because of the vast number of cases encountered in our hospital for gallbladder clinical conditions and its related complications...
February 2018: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Edoardo Mattone, Saverio Latteri, Michele Teodoro, Antonio Pesce, Maurizio Mannino, Giulia Romano, Domenico Russello, Gaetano La Greca
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a well-known procedure for the treatment of most gallbladder diseases. Sometimes, it could be very difficult, in the presence of aberrations regarding the cystic duct, the cystic artery, or the gallbladder itself. Fluorescence laparoscopy using indocyanine green could be very useful for all the situations of anatomy aberrations.
March 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Frank Ursin, Florian Steger
INTRODUCTION:  Gallstones are rarely mentioned in the medical texts of antiquity. The physician, Alexander of Tralles mentions-for the first time-stones in the gallbladder as a possible cause for obstructive jaundice. This designation is found in his textbook on medicine under the heading "obstruction of the liver". Based on that observation, we describe the ancient history of hepatic obstruction and investigate the connection with the rare reference of gallstones in the medical texts of antiquity...
March 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Shi-Jun Liu, Zhi-Shu Tang, Zhi-Xin Liao, Chun-Li Cui, Hong-Bo Liu, Yan-Ni Liang, Yu Zhang, Hong-Bo Xu, Dong-Bo Zhang, Ya-Ting Zheng, Huan-Xian Shi, Shi-Ying Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ligularia przewalskii (Maxim.) Diels (LP) (called zhangyetuowu in Chinese), is generally found in moist forest areas in the western regions of China. The root, leaves and flower of LP are utilized as a common traditional medicine in China. It has been utilized conventionally in herbal remedies for the remedy of haemoptysis, asthma, pulmonary phthisis, jaundice hepatitis, food poisoning, bronchitis, cough, fever, wound healing, measles, carbuncle, swelling and phlegm diseases...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Tae Jun Park, Keun Soo Ahn, Yong Hoon Kim, Tae-Seok Kim, Jung Hee Hong, Koo Jeong Kang
Purpose: The clinical behavior of T2 gallbladder cancer varies among patients. The aims of this study were to identify prognostic factors for survival and recurrence, and to determine the optimal surgical strategy for T2 gallbladder cancer. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 78 patients with T2 gallbladder cancer who underwent surgical resection for gallbladder cancer. Results: Twenty-eight patients (35.9%) underwent simple cholecystectomy and 50 (64...
March 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Anne Bettina Beeskow, Hans-Jonas Meyer, Katrin Schierle, Alexey Surov
BACKGROUND: Heterotopic gastric tissue can be found in the entire gastrointestinal tract. It is usually located in the upper intestine. Rarely, it can be found in the gallbladder. This study describes several clinically, imaging features as well as histopathology findings of heterotopic gastric tissue in gallbladder (HGM). METHODS: The radiologic database of 1 tertiary university hospital was retrospectively screened for HGM. Additionally, a systemic review of the Medline database was conducted to identify previously published cases reports...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
F Limaiem, A Sassi, G Talbi, S Bouraoui, S Mzabi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Traditionally, a gallbladder removed for presumed benign disease is sent for histopathological examination, but this practice has been the subject of controversy. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of routine histopathological examination of cholecystectomy specimens and its impact on the management of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: he histopathological reports of 1960 patients who underwent cholecystectomy from January 2011 to November 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Michael Riverso, Michael Chang, Consuelo Soldevila-Pico, Jinping Lai, Xiuli Liu
Kratom is an herbal product derived from the leaves of Southeast Asian Mitragyna speciosa trees. It has traditionally been used by indigenous people to relieve fatigue and manage pain, diarrhea, or opioid withdrawal. The use of kratom has become more commonplace in the United States for similar purposes. Only rare reports of kratom liver toxicity exist in the literature but without histologic characterization. Herein, we report one case of kratom use-associated liver toxicity in a 38-year-old patient. The patient complained of dark colored urine and light colored stools after using kratom...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Research
Wei Song, Dong-Liu Miao, Lei Chen
Marital status has been identified as a prognostic factor in multiple malignancies. In this study, we assessed the prognostic value of marital status in 24,035 patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database diagnosed with biliary tract cancer (BTC) between 2004 and 2014. Widowed patients were more likely to be women, elderly (> 60 years), have gallbladder cancer, and have localized SEER Stage disease than all other patients. Marital status was identified as an independent prognostic factor in both univariate and multivariate analyses, and cause-specific survival (CSS) rates were higher in married patients than unmarried patients...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Santosh Tummidi, Kanchan Kothari, Pragati Sathe, Mona Agnihotri, Gwendolyn Fernandes, Leena Naik, Aleena Jain, Rachana Chaturvedi
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has become increasingly popular for the diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal diseases and peri-gastrointestinal lesions. The application of FNA/Brush has dramatically expanded the clinical utility of EUS. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy, study the spectrum of lesions encountered in EUS-FNAC/brush cytology of gastrointestinal and peri-gastrointestinal lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total of 124 patients during the period from August 2015 to November 2016 was included in the study...
March 5, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Mohammad Yahya Zaidi, Shishir K Maithel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We will review the current standard of care management for metastatic gallbladder cancer (GBC), recommendations for resection of incidentally or non-incidentally diagnosed GBC, and developments in preoperative risk stratification and adjuvant chemotherapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Gemcitabine-cisplatin is the standard of care therapy for advanced-stage disease. Patients with incidentally diagnosed GBC should undergo re-resection for T1b, T2, or T3 disease...
March 2, 2018: Current Oncology Reports
Paula Fluxá, Daniel Rojas-Sepúlveda, María Alejandra Gleisner, Andrés Tittarelli, Pablo Villegas, Loreto Tapia, María Teresa Rivera, Mercedes Natalia López, Felipe Catán, Mario Uribe, Flavio Salazar-Onfray
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer (GBC), although infrequent in industrialized countries, has high incidence rates in certain world regions, being a leading cause of death among elderly Chilean women. Surgery is the only effective treatment, and a five-year survival rate of advanced-stage patients is less than 10%. Hence, exploring immunotherapy is relevant, although GBC immunogenicity is poorly understood. This study examined the relationship between the host immune response and GBC patient survival based on the presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes at different disease stages...
March 2, 2018: BMC Cancer
Małgorzata Stelmaszuk, Tomasz Sarosiek
The diagnosis of duodenal adenocarcinoma is still a complex gastrological and oncological problem. The described case illustrates the unusual character of the course, the reasonableness of the diagnostic procedures and the scope of the therapy undertaken. The causes of anemia, which was the first symptom of the disease, were not revealed in the tests carried out at this stage - gastroscopy, colonoscopy, with normal other basic laboratory tests. At the next episode, after 6 months from the first, the presence of a bleeding lesion within the duodenum was revealed...
February 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
John R Bergquist, Harsh N Shah, Elizabeth B Habermann, Matthew C Hernandez, Tommy Ivanics, Michael L Kendrick, Rory L Smoot, David M Nagorney, Mitesh J Borad, Robert R McWilliams, Mark J Truty
BACKGROUND: Ideal oncologic management of gallbladder carcinoma (GBCA) after complete surgical resection is unclear. We sought to define benefit of post-resection adjuvant systemic chemotherapy alone in T2 or greater gallbladder carcinoma utilising a large national dataset. STUDY DESIGN: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) 2004-2012 cohort was retrospectively reviewed for patients with GBCA (T2+) undergoing curative-intent resection and surviving at least 6 weeks...
February 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Saeeda Almarzooqi, Asif Quadri, Alia Albawardi
BACKGROUND: Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease, caused by a deficiency of arylsulfatase A, and leads to demyelination of the nervous system. A putative association between MLD and gallbladder pathology including malignancy is documented in the medical literature. CASE REPORT: A 10-year-old boy with MLD was found to have a papillary growth within a cystically dilated gallbladder. The lesion was confirmed to be papillomatosis/polyp with focal intestinal metaplasia...
March 1, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
Arafat Khalphallah, Nasr-Eldin M Aref, Ashraf M Abu-Seida, Enas Elmeligy, Sara A Bayoumi, Al-Lethie A Al-Lethie, Doaa Salman
This study describes the ultrasonographic findings of five hepatobiliary diseases in buffaloes. Fifty buffaloes including; 20 clinically normal and 30 hepatobiliary diseased buffaloes were enrolled in this study. Complete clinical, radiographic and ultrasonographic examinations and laboratory analyses were conducted. RESULTS: Focal parenchymal lesions including liver abscess (N=12) and hepatic cyst (N=6), diffuse parenchymal lesion (hepatobiliary cirrhosis, N=5) and obstruction of hepatobiliary passages including cholestasis (N=4) and hepatocholelithiasis (N=3) were successfully imaged by ultrasound...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Science
Xia Bai, Xuemei Wang, Hongming Zhuang
FDG accumulation in the gallbladder has been reported as an indication of either malignancy or inflammation. We here report a case of FDG accumulation in the gallbladder without pathology in the gallbladder. A 15-year-old girl with Hodgkin disease underwent staging FDG PET/CT, which revealed not only the abnormal activity in the lymph nodes and left ilium, which were consistent with the malignant involvement, but also increased activity in the gallbladder. The patient had no symptoms related to hepatobiliary system at the time of scan and did not suffer any problem related to hepatobiliary system during 14 months of follow-up...
February 27, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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