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Pancreatic ultrasound

Filipa Vilaverde, Alcinda Reis, Pedro Rodrigues, Ana Carvalho, Horácio Scigliano
Most cases of pancreatoblastoma, a rare malignant epithelial tumor of the pancreas, are seen in the pediatric population. The rarity of pancreatoblastoma, the similar radiologic findings to those seen in other pancreatic lesions, and its histopathologic heterogeneity, make its preoperative diagnosis in adults a real challenge. We report ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging correlative findings of a histologically proven pancreatoblastoma in a 37-year-old woman. Pancreatoblastoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pancreatic mass presenting uncommon imaging features...
August 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Rahul Pannala, Karyn M Hallberg-Wallace, Amber L Smith, Aziza Nassar, Jun Zhang, Matthew Zarka, Jordan P Reynolds, Longwen Chen
INTRODUCTION: The increasing use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) cytology to examine pancreatic neoplasms has led to an increase in the diagnosis of metastases to the pancreas. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common metastasis to the pancreas. Our study examines 33 cases of metastatic RCC to the pancreas sampled by EUS-FNA from four large tertiary care hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the cytopathology database for RCC metastatic to the pancreas diagnosed by EUS-FNA from January 2005 to January 2015...
2016: CytoJournal
Yasunori Minami, Tomohiro Minami, Hirokazu Chishina, Masashi Kono, Tadaaki Arizumi, Masahiro Takita, Norihisa Yada, Satoru Hagiwara, Hiroshi Ida, Kazuomi Ueshima, Naoshi Nishida, Masatoshi Kudo
OBJECTIVE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) induces gas bubbles in ablation zones, and the ablative margin cannot be evaluated accurately on ultrasound (US) during and immediately after RFA. This study assessed the usefulness of US-US fusion imaging to visualize the ablative margin of RFA for liver metastasis. METHODS: RFA guided by US-US fusion imaging was performed on 12 targeted tumors in 10 patients. Secondary hepatic malignancies included patients with colorectal cancer (n = 4), breast cancer (n = 2), lung cancer (n = 1), gastrointestinal stromal tumor (n = 1), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (n = 1), and adrenocortical carcinoma (n = 1)...
2016: Digestive Diseases
Shria Kumar, Frank Gress, Peter H Green, Benjamin Lebwohl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Georg Dimcevski, Spiros Kotopoulis, Tormod Bjånes, Dag Hoem, Jan Schjøt, Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Martin Biermann, Anders Molven, Halfdan Sorbye, Emmet McCormack, Michiel Postema, Odd Helge Gilja
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of our study was to evaluate the safety and potential toxicity of gemcitabine combined with microbubbles under sonication in inoperable pancreatic cancer patients. The secondary aim was to evaluate a novel image-guided microbubble-based therapy, based on commercially available technology, towards improving chemotherapeutic efficacy, preserving patient performance status, and prolonging survival. METHODS: Ten patients were enrolled and treated in this Phase I clinical trial...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Sushil Kumar Mishra, Pawan Kumar Jain, Sukhdev Gupta
Pseudocyst is a common complication of Acute and chronic pancreatitis. However, its extension into the mediastinum is a rare entity. We present a case of 52 years male with acute on chronic pancreatitis (alcohol related) who presented with dysphagia and dyspnoea and was found to have a pancreatic pseudocyst extending upto the neck. Ultrasound fails to pick up mediastinal pseudocysts and requires additional imaging modalities - CT and MRI. Management of Mediastinal pseudocyst depends upon underlying etiology, ductal anatomy, size of the pseudocyst, and availability of expertise...
March 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Neeraj Nagpal
Physicians and Internists in India have tended to brush under the carpet legal issues affecting their profession. Of concern to all Physicians is the judgment in a recent case where the NCDRC has stated that if MD Medicine Physicians write Physician & Cardiologist on their letterhead it is Quackery. What is MD Medicine degree holder in India qualified and trained to treat ? These are issues which need debate and that can only be initiated once we recognize that there is a problem. Either an MD Medicine is a cardiologist or he is not...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Shao-Yan Xu, Ke Sun, Kwabena Gyabaah Owusu-Ansah, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng, Wei-Lin Wang
Schwannomas are mesenchymal tumors originating from Schwann cells in peripheral nerve sheaths. Although the tumor can be located in any part of the human body, the most common locations are the head, neck, trunk and extremities. Pancreatic schwannomas are rare. To our knowledge, only 64 cases of pancreatic schwannoma have been reported in the English literature over the past 40 years. In this paper, we present a pancreatic schwannoma in a 59-year-old female. Ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the tumor located in the pancreatic body; however, accurate diagnosis was hard to obtain preoperatively and a pancreatic cystadenoma was preliminarily considered...
October 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
L Bond, B Schulz, T VanMeter, R C G Martin
INTRODUCTION: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) uses multiple needles and a series of electrical pulses to create pores in cell membranes and cause cell apoptosis. One of the demands of IRE is the precise needle spacing required. Two-dimensional intraoperative ultrasound (2-D iUS) is currently used to measure inter-needle distances but requires significant expertise. This study evaluates the potential of three-dimensional (3-D) image guidance for placing IRE needles and calculating needle spacing...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Kunio Kataoka, Hiroshi Matsubara, Fumihiro Urano, Shozo Okamura, Matsuyoshi Maeda
A male patient aged over 60 years presented with abdominal pain. A solid lesion measuring 7cm was detected in the pancreatic body and tail, along with periaortic lymphadenopathy. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration suggested squamous cell carcinoma. Nab-paclitaxel+gemcitabine therapy was effective;however, tumor progression was noted after the completion of the fourth course, and the patient died from the primary cancer 7 months after the initial consultation. Autopsy led to a definitive diagnosis of adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Mišo Gostimir, Sean Bennett, Terence Moyana, Harman Sekhon, Guillaume Martel
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is among the top 5 most common cancers worldwide, but is particularly devastating due to its insidious nature. Complete surgical resection remains the only potential curative treatment, although only 20 % of patients present with a resectable tumor. Patients may alternatively present with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer or locally advanced pancreatic cancer and can be offered treatment with neoadjuvant intent. The effectiveness of these treatments is unclear and there is a paucity of data to suggest one optimal treatment approach...
October 10, 2016: BMC Cancer
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
Zhibin Bai, Yaoping Shi, Jianfeng Wang, Longhua Qiu, Eric J Monroe, Gaojun Teng, Feng Zhang, Xiaoming Yang
PURPOSE: To investigate the technical feasibility of using ultrasound-guided intratumoral radiofrequency hyperthermia (RFH) to enhance local chemotherapy of rat orthotopic pancreatic cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Orthotopic pancreatic cancer masses were established by inoculating luciferase/mCherry labeled-pancreatic cancer cells into the pancreatic tails of Lewis model rats via a laparotomy approach. Twenty-four rats with pancreatic cancer and 24 mice with subcutaneous pancreatic cancer xenografts in four study groups (n = 6/group) received various treatments: i) combination therapy of intratumoral MR imaging-heating-guidewire-mediated RFH (42oC) plus local chemotherapy (gemcitabine); ii) intratumoral chemotherapy alone; iii) RFH alone; and (iv)phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
G C Ginesu, M Barmina, P Paliogiannis, M Trombetta, M L Cossu, C F Feo, F Addis, A Porcu
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms that originate from the neural crest. They are malignant in approximately 10% of cases, with a 50% survival rate at 5 years from diagnosis. In most cases, manifestations of malignancy (such as metastasis) are lacking, and paragangliomas are considered benign lesions. Pancreatic paragangliomas are extremely rare, with only 31 cases described in the scientific literature to date. CASE SUMMARY: Here we describe a case of a 55-year-old Caucasian male patient referred to our institution in September 2013 for lumbar pain lasting five months...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Mohamed H Boshnaq, Nabeel Merali, Islam H El Abbassy, Sayed A Eldesouky, Mohamed A Rabie
AIM OF THE STUDY: The guidelines recommend that patients with mild gallstones pancreatitis should undergo a definitive management for gallstones during the same admission or within the next two weeks. The aim of this study was to estimate the financial cost resulting from a delay in surgical management following mild gallstones pancreatitis. This includes the costs of readmissions with biliary events and the subsequent investigations required during these admissions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis included patients with gallstone pancreatitis who were admitted to a district general hospital in the United Kingdom over one year...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Dimitrios Kaldrymidis, Georgios Papadakis, Georgios Tsakonas, Philippos Kaldrymidis, Theofanis Flaskas, Andreas Seretis, Eleni Pantazi, Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou, Melpomeni Peppa, Paraskevi Roussou, Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
PURPOSE: Several studies have suggested that patients with acromegaly have an increased risk of thyroid, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. In this study we determined the prevalence of malignant neoplasms in patients with acromegaly. METHODS: Cancer risk was evaluated in a cohort of 110 patients (M/F 48/62, age 58.63±13.8 years, range 30-86) with acromegaly. Mean age at diagnosis of acromegaly was 46.37±13.11 years. Mean period of time since diagnosis of acromegaly was 12...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Yuki Makino, Minoru Shigekawa, Tadashi Kegasawa, Takahiro Suda, Teppei Yoshioka, Kiyoshi Iwahashi, Kenji Ikezawa, Ryotaro Sakamori, Takayuki Yakushijin, Jun Kajihara, Yoshito Tomimaru, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshinori Imura, Hidetatsu Outani, Norifumi Naka, Keiichiro Honma, Eiichi Morii, Tomohide Tatsumi, Naoki Hiramatsu, Tetsuo Takehara
INTRODUCTION: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant soft tissue sarcoma which arises near joints. The most frequent metastasis sites of synovial sarcoma are the lungs, lymph nodes, and bone. Pancreatic metastasis is quite rare; only 3 cases have been reported worldwide to date. We herein present the 4th case of pancreatic metastasis from synovial sarcoma. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 32-year-old man underwent extended excision of synovial sarcoma in the left pelvis and femur in 2009...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Linda N Nilsson, Margaret G Keane, Awad Shamali, Judith Millastre Bocos, Monica Marijinissen van Zanten, Anne Antila, Cristina Verdejo Gil, Marco Del Chiaro, Johanna Laukkarinen
BACKGROUND: The current management of pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) is defined by the consensus European, International Association of Pancreatology and American College of Gastroenterology guidelines. However, the criterion for surgical resection remains uncertain and differs between these guidelines. Therefore through this systematic review of the existing literature we aimed to better define the natural history and prognosis of these lesions, in order to clarify recommendations for future management...
September 20, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Kuang-Chun Hu, Cheng-Hsin Chu, Horng-Yuan Wang, Wen-Hsiung Chang, Shee-Chan Lin, Chuan-Chuan Liu, Wei-Chih Liao, Chun-Jen Liu, Ming-Shiang Wu, Shou-Chuan Shih
Common bile duct (CBD) stones are common in elderly adults, but the effect of aging on the presentation of CBD stones remains to be evaluated. Recent studies have demonstrated that the clinical presentation of CBD stones may vary with age. Younger adults may present with classical biliary colic symptoms, whereas elderly adults may have no unapparent clinical features. Younger adults with CBD stones were significantly more likely to have abnormal liver function tests than those without. The sensitivity and accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound scans in screening for CBD stones increases with age...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Kazuya Matsumoto, Yohei Takeda, Takumi Onoyama, Soichiro Kawata, Hiroki Kurumi, Masaru Ueki, Norimasa Miura, Hajime Isomoto
Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death and has the lowest survival rate of any solid cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA) is currently capable of providing a cytopathological diagnosis of pancreatic malignancies with a higher diagnostic power, with a sensitivity and specificity of 85%-89% and 98%-99%, compared to pancreatic juice cytology (PJC), whose sensitivity and specificity are only 33.3%-93% and 83.3%-100%. However, EUS-FNA is not effective in the cases of carcinoma in situ and minimally invasive carcinoma because both are undetectable by endoscopic ultrasonography, although PJC is able to detect them...
September 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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