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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928787/-lancet-in-the-era-of-targeted-drug-therapy-the-role-of-surgery-in-the-management-of-advanced-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
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Hui Cao, Ming Wang
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor(GIST) is the most common mesenchymal tumor in the gastrointestinal tract. Due to the occult onset, GIST may present as local advanced or with metastatic disease at diagnosis. Imatinib mesylate (IM) has effectively improved the prognosis of GIST patients and has been established as principle therapy in metastatic GIST. The role of IM as an adjunction to surgery in the management of high-risk and local advanced GIST is also highly regarded. The role of surgery in metastatic or recurrent GIST is still a controversial clinic problem...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918199/advances-and-controversies-in-the-management-of-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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George D Demetri, Jean-Yves Blay, Paolo G Casali
Intensive clinical research in the sarcoma field has provided insight into the histopathological diversity of soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and led to the introduction of many new agents that promise to play an important role in the management of patients with STS. While an increasing body of scientific data has advanced our knowledge of this complex family of mesenchymal diseases, several controversies remain to be resolved: Is doxorubicin-based therapy still the definitive standard first-line treatment for all patients with unresectable and/or metastatic STS of all subtypes? Is histology-driven therapy beyond gastrointestinal stromal tumors a reality or are we pursuing an unachievable objective? Are we making practical headway in the establishment of sarcoma reference centers? Is it clearly established which is the best parameter to evaluate the efficacy of a new agent in STS?...
January 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916037/-relationship-and-clinicopathological-significance-of-numb-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-related-proteins-in-human-pancreatic-cancer
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W W Sheng, M Dong, Z R Liu, Y J Li, J P Zhou, Q Dong
Objective: To study the relationship and clinicopathological significance of Numb and epithelial-mesenchymal transition related proteins in human pancreatic cancer(PC). Methods: Sixty-three cases of pancreatic cancer tissues were obtained from department of gastrointestinal surgery in the First Hospital of China Medical University from January 2005 to December 2012, all samples were histopathologically proved to be adenocarcinoma. The expressions of Numb, E-cadherin and Vimentin proteins in 63 cases of pancreatic cancer specimens were detected by immunohistochemistry...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896638/seom-clinical-guideline-for-gastrointestinal-sarcomas-gist-2016
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A Poveda, V Martinez, C Serrano, I Sevilla, M J Lecumberri, R D de Beveridge, A Estival, D Vicente, J Rubió, J Martin-Broto
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the digestive tract, and this disease has served as a paradigmatic model for successful rational development of targeted therapies. The introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors with activity against KIT/PDGFRA in both localized and advanced stages has remarkably improved the survival in a disease formerly deemed resistant to all systemic therapies. The Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) guidelines provide a multidisciplinary and updated consensus for the diagnosis and treatment of GIST patients...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887020/gastric-glomus-tumor
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Alexandria Papadelis, Collin J Brooks, Renato G Albaran
Gastric glomus tumors are rare, mesenchymal neoplasms, generally described as benign and account for nearly 1% of all gastrointestinal soft tissue tumors. The most common gastrointestinal site of involvement is the stomach, particularly the antrum. Gastric glomus tumors are submucosal tumors that lack specific clinical and endoscopic characteristics, and are often mistaken for the more common gastrointestinal stromal tumors. A 62-year-old Caucasian female presented with shortness of breath and a persistent cough...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885685/gastric-and-small-intestine-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-do-outcomes-differ
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Katherine Giuliano, Neeraja Nagarajan, Joseph Canner, Alireza Najafian, Christopher Wolfgang, Eric Schneider, Christian Meyer, Anne Marie Lennon, Fabian M Johnston, Nita Ahuja
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Previous literature has suggested that small intestine GISTs are more aggressive than gastric GISTs. Our primary objective was to compare the outcomes of gastric and small intestine GISTs in the decade after approval of imatinib for treatment. METHODS: The SEER database was queried for cases of gastric and small intestine GIST between the years 2002 and 2012, using the ICD-O-3 histology code 8936...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869179/interleukins-17-and-23-in-patients-with-gastric-neoplasms
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Wojciech Błogowski, Anna Madej-Michniewicz, Natalia Marczuk, Barbara Dołęgowska, Teresa Starzyńska
Recently there has been heightened interest in the potential significance of interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-23 in the development/progression of human malignancies. Here, we analyzed the systemic levels of these cytokines in 75 patients with different types of gastric neoplasms (carcinoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, neuroendocrine neoplasms, and lymphomas) and 42 healthy volunteers. We found that patients with all types of gastric neoplasms have significantly lower IL-23 levels. However, in comparison to the levels in healthy individuals, IL-17 concentrations were lower only in patients with types of gastric neoplasms other than carcinoma...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864451/reacquisition-of-e-cadherin-expression-in-metastatic-deposits-of-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-system-a-potential-anchor-for-metastatic-deposition
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Yihong R Ma, Gene P Siegal, Shi Wei
AIMS: To examine the expression of E-cadherin in paired primary and metastatic signet-ring cell carcinomas (SRCC) of various organ systems in order to explore the potential role of the molecule in metastatic dissemination of this unique tumour type. METHODS: Thirty-seven consecutive cases of SRCC from various organs with paired primary and metastatic tumorous tissue available were retrieved. The intensity of membranous E-cadherin expression was semiquantitatively scored on a scale of 0-3+...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859013/needle-tract-seeding-after-percutaneous-biopsy-of-sarcoma-risk-benefit-considerations
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REVIEW
David Berger-Richardson, Carol J Swallow
To evaluate histologic subtype and grade, which in turn guide the decision making for multimodality therapy, the workup of suspected sarcoma requires more material than can be obtained from a fine-needle aspiration. Either open or percutaneous core needle biopsy is indicated before a management decision is made. Percutaneous biopsy of a potentially malignant lesion is controversial, given the perceived potential for tumor seeding along the needle tract. However, the evidence that the latter is a significant risk is weak at best...
November 2, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846844/a-rare-case-with-synchronous-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-and-uterine-leiomyoma
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Elena Arabadzhieva, Atanas Yonkov, Sasho Bonev, Dimitar Bulanov, Ivanka Taneva, Alexandrina Vlahova, Tihomir Dikov, Violeta Dimitrova
BACKGROUND: Although gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, they comprise less than 1% of all gastrointestinal tumors. Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the gastro-enteropancreatic system are also rare, representing about 2% of all gastrointestinal neoplasms. Pancreatic localization of NET is extremely uncommon-these tumors are only 1-5% of all pancreatic cancers. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an unusual case with triple tumor localization-a gastric tumor, a formation in the pancreas, which involves the retroperitoneal space, and a uterine leiomyoma...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817254/cytohistological-and-immunohistochemical-characteristics-of-spindle-shaped-mesenchymal-neoplasms-occurring-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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Antonio Ieni, Valeria Barresi, Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Giovanni Branca, Rosario Alberto Caruso, Giovanni Tuccari
The purpose of the present review is to analyze the cytohistological and immunohistochemical characteristics of spindle-shaped mesenchymal gastrointestinal neoplams (MGNs), a group of unusual neoplastic conditions with different biological behavior. These tumors exhibit clinical pictures strictly related to the site of origin and dimensions, even if they appear generally with an intramural localization. This latter point may suggest an useful application of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), mainly followed by the cell-block procedure (CBP) in the differential diagnostic approach...
November 6, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816691/pancreatic-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-a-case-report
#12
Ahmed Elgeidie, El-Sayed Abou El-Magd, Sara Raafat Abu El-Maaty, Amira Kamal El-Hawary
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common gastrointestinal tract (GIT) tumors of mesenchymal origin. GISTs tend to arise with a higher frequency in the stomach and the small intestine. GISTs that originate from outside of the GIT are defined as extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs). Among them pancreatic EGISTs are very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30 years old male patient presented with abdominal pain. Triphasic abdominal computed tomography scan with contrast revealed large well defined mass at the pancreatic tail, about 12×11...
August 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804885/the-functions-of-heparanase-in-human-diseases
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Hao Jin, Shaobo Zhou
The study of the heparanase has long been paid wide attention. Heparanase ,an endo-β-D-glucuronidase, is capable of specifically degrading heparan sulfate(HS), one of the excellular matrix(ECM) components. It exerts its enzymatic activity catalyzing the cleavage of the β (1,4)-glycosidic bond between glucuronic acid and glucosamine residue. HS cleavage results in remodelling of the extracellular matrix as well as in regulating the release of many HS-linked molecules such as growth factors, cytokines and enzymes involved in inflammation, wound healing and tumour invasion...
November 1, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803775/plexiform-angiomyxoid-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-stomach-a-rare-case
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Laimas Jonaitis, Mindaugas Kiudelis, Paulius Slepavicius, Lina Poskienė, Limas Kupcinskas
Plexiform angiomyxoid myofibroblastic tumor (PAMT) is a rare benign mesenchymal tumor of stomach. Rarity of this kind of tumors and scarce review articles may cause underrecognition of this entity and pose a real diagnostic challenge to gastroenterologists, pathologists and surgeons when encountering such patients and differentiating PAMT from other gastric intramural tumors. We report a case of 28-year-old woman, who presented with epigastric pain after meals, iron-deficiency anaemia and weight loss. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed submucosal tumor-like elevated lesion in the anterior wall of the antrum with intact overlying mucosa...
October 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799967/role-of-immunohistochemistry-in-the-diagnosis-of-solitary-fibrous-tumor-a-review
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REVIEW
Bita Geramizadeh, Mahsa Marzban, Andrew Churg
BACKGROUND: Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a mesenchymal tumor which is most commonly seen in the pleura; however it can be seen in other organs such as the meninge, gastrointestinal tract, soft tissue, bone, and skin. SFT should be differentiated from other mesenchymal tumors in these organs. Immunohistochemistry plays a pivotal role for the histopathologic diagnosis of this tumor. Currently, new markers have been introduced which has been very useful for definite diagnosis of SFT along with other markers in each specific location which are negative in SFT...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793025/hedgehog-pathway-dysregulation-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-human-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-via-gli-mediated-activation-of-kit-expression
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Chih-Min Tang, Tracy E Lee, Sabriya A Syed, Adam M Burgoyne, Stephanie Y Leonard, Fei Gao, Jonathan C Chan, Eileen Shi, Juliann Chmielecki, Deborah Morosini, Kai Wang, Jeffrey S Ross, Michael L Kendrick, Michael R Bardsley, Martina De Siena, Junhao Mao, Olivier Harismendy, Tamas Ordog, Jason K Sicklick
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) arise within the interstitial cell of Cajal (ICC) lineage due to activating KIT/PDGFRA mutations. Both ICC and GIST possess primary cilia (PC), which coordinate PDGFRA and Hedgehog signaling, regulators of gastrointestinal mesenchymal development. Therefore, we hypothesized that Hedgehog signaling may be altered in human GIST and controls KIT expression. Quantitative RT-PCR, microarrays, and next generation sequencing were used to describe Hedgehog/PC-related genes in purified human ICC and GIST...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788385/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-gastric-schwannoma-a-case-report
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Edgar Vargas Flores, Francisco Bevia Pérez, Pablo Ramirez Mendoza, José Arturo Velázquez García, Oscar Alejandro Ortega Román
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are a group spindle cell tumors which include gastrointestinal stromal tumors, leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas and schwannomas (Nishida and Hirota, 2000). Schwannomas generally present as a slow and asymptomatic growing mass in the gastrointestinal tract typically arising in the gastric submucosa accounting for up to 0.2% of gastric tumors (Melvin and Wilkinson, 1993; Sarlomo-Rikala M, Miettinen, 1995). TREATMENT: with negative surgical margin resection (as approached in this case) is considered the standard treatment...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721663/primary-esophageal-intramural-squamous-cell-carcinoma-masquerading-as-a-submucosal-tumor-a-rare-presentation-of-a-common-disease
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Nikhil Sonthalia, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Vinay B Pawar, Suhas Udgirkar, Pravin M Rathi
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the commonest primary malignant esophageal tumor, which typically presents as endoscopically visible surface mucosal ulcerations, irregularities, or polyploidal masses. We here report a rare case of primary ESCC with completely intramural growth under a normal looking intact nondysplastic surface squamous epithelium disguising as a submucosal tumor. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy-guided mucosal biopsy was negative for malignancy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) revealed a heteroechoic solid mass originating from the muscularis propria of the distal esophagus...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698892/atypical-presentation-of-a-gastric-stromal-tumor-masquerading-as-a-giant-intraabdominal-cyst-a-case-report
#19
Ke-Kang Sun, Song Xu, Jinzhen Chen, Gang Liu, Xiaojun Shen, Xiaoyang Wu
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal neoplasms that arise in the gastrointestinal tract, accounting for ~1% of gastric malignancies. The present study reports the case of a GIST of the stomach in a 75-year-old man who presented with abdominal distension and anorexia for 1 month. Gastroscopy was unremarkable. Ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scans showed a giant intraabdominal cystic lesion of unknown origin. The lesion was initially believed to be a duplication cyst, a pancreatic pseudocyst or a liver cyst in the pre-operative diagnosis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698856/primary-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-of-the-liver-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Xiaobin Cheng, Dong Chen, Wenbin Chen, Qinsong Sheng
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors located in the alimentary tract. A small portion of GISTs are observed in extra-gastrointestinal regions, primarily in the omentum, mesentery and retroperioneum, and these types of GISTs are referred to as extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumors. The present study reports of a patient with unique primary liver GIST. The patient underwent en bloc resection and post-operative administration of imatinib, and subsequently experienced a good prognosis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
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