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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333066/new-insights-into-cholangiocarcinoma-multiple-stems-and-related-cell-lineages-of-origin
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REVIEW
Maria Consiglia Bragazzi, Lorenzo Ridola, Samira Safarikia, Sabina Di Matteo, Daniele Costantini, Lorenzo Nevi, Vincenzo Cardinale
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a heterogeneous group of malignancies that may develop at any level of the biliary tree. CCA is currently classified into intrahepatic (iCCA), perihilar (pCCA) and distal (dCCA) on the basis of its anatomical location. Notably, although these three CCA subtypes have common features, they also have important inter- and intra-tumor differences that can affect their pathogenesis and outcome. A unique feature of CCA is that it manifests in the hepatic parenchyma or large intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts, furnished by two distinct stem cell niches: the canals of Hering and the peribiliary glands, respectively...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331794/melatonin-suppresses-eosinophils-and-th17-cells-in-hamsters-treated-with-a-combination-of-human-liver-fluke-infection-and-a-chemical-carcinogen
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Wachanan Wongsena, Lakhanawan Charoensuk, Rungtiwa Dangtakot, Porntip Pinlaor, Kitti Intuyod, Somchai Pinlaor
BACKGROUND: The combination of Opisthorchis viverrini (OV) infection and chemical carcinogen induces cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) in hamsters via inflammation-mediated mechanisms. Thus, suppression of inflammatory cells at the initial stages of CCA development would be of benefit. We aimed to investigate whether IL-17-producing CD4+ T cells (Th17) and CD4+ Foxp3+ T cells (Treg) are involved in the early stages of CCA genesis and can be targeted for suppression by melatonin. METHODS: Inflammation, an initial stage of CCA development, was induced in hamsters by a combination of O...
July 26, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329034/long-non-coding-rna-ccat2-promotes-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-migration-and-invasion-by-induction-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#3
Yi Xu, Yue Yao, Wei Qin, Xiangyu Zhong, Xingming Jiang, Yunfu Cui
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is one of the most aggressive malignancies in humans. Emerging evidence has indicated that abnormally expressed long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) could conduce to tumorigenesis and progression. Specifically, colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2) has been reported to be overexpressed in several carcinomas. However, its clinical significance and functional roles in CCA is still unknown. qRT-PCR experiments were conducted to assess the CCAT2 expression in CCA tissue samples and cell lines...
January 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327594/liver-resection-and-surgical-strategies-for-management-of-primary-liver-cancer
#4
Sonia T Orcutt, Daniel A Anaya
Primary liver cancer-including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC)-incidence is increasing and is an important source of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Management of these cancers, even when localized, is challenging due to the association with underlying liver disease and the complex anatomy of the liver. Although for ICC, surgical resection provides the only potential cure, for HCC, the risks and benefits of the multiple curative intent options must be considered to individualize treatment based upon tumor factors, baseline liver function, and the functional status of the patient...
January 2018: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327514/evolution-of-radical-resection-for-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#5
EDITORIAL
Jun Sakata, Tomoki Ebata, Toshifumi Wakai
Surgical resection that leaves no residual carcinoma offers the only chance of long-term survival for patients with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. Numerous attempts have been made to improve and expand the use of surgical procedures for this disease, and surgical outcomes are now improving. Here, we describe the contributions of Eastern and Western surgeons to advances in surgical resection for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma by reviewing the landmark achievements of those who pioneered these surgical procedures...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325352/-clinical-application-of-combined-hepatic-artery-resection-and-reconstruction-in-surgical-treatment-for-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#6
H S Dai, P Bie, S G Wang, Y He, D J Li, F Tian, X Zhao, Z Y Chen
Objective: To clarify whether the surgical treatment for hilar cholangiocarcinoma combined with artery reconstruction is optimistic to the patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma with hepatic artery invasion. Methods: There were 384 patients who received treatment in the First Affiliated Hospital to Army Medical University from January 2008 to January 2016 analyzed retrospectively. There were 27 patients underwent palliative operation, 245 patients underwent radical operation, radical resection account for 63...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323061/accuracy-of-vascular-invasion-reporting-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-before-and-after-implementation-of-subspecialty-surgical-pathology-sign-out
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Aaron R Huber, Raul S Gonzalez, Mark S Orloff, Christopher T Barry, Christa L Whitney-Miller
CONTEXT: Liver cancers (including hepatocellular carcinoma [HCC] and cholangiocarcinoma) are the fifth most common cause of cancer death. The most powerful independent histologic predictor of overall survival after transplantation for HCC is the presence of microscopic vascular invasion (VI). AIMS: Given that VI is known to have somewhat high interobserver variability in both HCC and other tumors, we hypothesized that pathologists with special interest and training in liver pathology would be more likely to identify and report VI in HCC than would general surgical pathologists...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322853/laser-ablation-of-the-biliary-tree-in-vivo-proof-of-concept-as-potential-treatment-of-unresectable-cholangiocarcinoma
#8
Paola Saccomandi, Giuseppe Quero, Riccardo Gassino, Alfonso Lapergola, Ludovica Guerriero, Michele Diana, Alberto Vallan, Guido Perrone, Emiliano Schena, Guido Costamagna, Jaques Marescaux, Francesco M Di Matteo
OBJECTIVES: The palliative treatment of cholangiocarcinoma is based on stent placement with well-known procedure-related complications. Consequently, alternative energy-based techniques were put forward with controversial long-term results. This study aims to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of biliary tree laser ablation (LA) in terms of: i) absence of perforation, ii) temperature increase, iii) induced thermal damage in in vivo models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The common bile duct and cystic ducts of two pigs were ablated with a diode laser (circumferential irradiation pattern) for 6 and 3 minutes at 7 W...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317591/an-unusual-presentation-of-advanced-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-when-biopsy-results-fail
#9
Joseph J Tasch, Nirva Dube
BACKGROUND Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is a rare condition which typically occurs in males between 50 and 70 years of age, and presents with symptoms related to biliary obstruction including jaundice, pruritus, and dark urine. Other common symptoms at presentation include abdominal pain, weight loss, and fever. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 67-year-old female initially presenting with chest pain at rest, found to have a lung nodule on diagnostic imaging at the time of admission. On further imaging, a 9 cm liver lesion was incidentally discovered, initially suspicious for hepatocellular carcinoma on imaging, with initial biopsy staining CK7 positive, and CK20 negative...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315294/the-oral-vegf-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-pazopanib-in-combination-with-the-mek-inhibitor-trametinib-in-advanced-cholangiocarcinoma
#10
Rachna T Shroff, Mark Yarchoan, Ashley O'Connor, Denise Gallagher, Marianna L Zahurak, Gary Rosner, Chimela Ohaji, Susan Sartorius-Mergenthaler, Rose Parkinson, Vivek Subbiah, Ralph Zinner, Nilofer S Azad
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2017.119.
January 9, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313399/localized-intrahepatic-igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis-igg4-sc-as-an-additional-type-of-igg4-sc-a-systematic-analysis-of-12-cases
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Zhichao Mo, Kuvaneshan Ramen, Yunfeng Shan, Mengtao Zhou, Xiangwu Zheng, Xiuling Wu, Zhengping Yu, Xiaoke Ji, Qiyu Zhang, Qiqiang Zeng
OBJECTIVES: IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC), a recently defined disease entity, has been classified into four types based on the stricture regions revealed by cholangiography. However, localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC is not included into the classification. This study aimed to analyze and characterize localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC and justify the inclusion of this type into the classification. METHODS: PubMed and Embase were searched for studies published from March 2001 to June 2017 reporting localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC...
January 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312978/the-puzzle-and-challenge-in-the-treatment-of-an-intraoperative-margin-positive-proximal-bile-duct-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#12
EDITORIAL
Fei Liu, Wen-Jie Ma, Hai-Jie Hu, Parbatraj Regmi, Jun-Ke Wang, Fu-Yu Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312621/elevated-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#13
Bei Li, Zhen You, Xian-Ze Xiong, Yong Zhou, Si-Jia Wu, Rong-Xing Zhou, Jiong Lu, Nan-Sheng Cheng
Background: Although the red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been reported as a reliable predictor of prognosis in several types of cancer, the prognostic value of RDW in hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC) has not been studied. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 292 consecutively recruited HC patients undergoing radical resection was conducted. The optimal cutoff value of RDW was determined by the receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC). Survival analysis by the Kaplan-Meier method, the difference between the clinico-pathologic variables and survival were evaluated by log-rank analysis...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311406/the-changing-face-of-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-and-malignant-liver-diseases-potential-new-biomarkers
#14
Vania Cruz-Ramón, Paulina Chinchilla-López, Oscar Ramírez-Pérez, Xingshun Qi, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez
The early diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and cholangiocarcinoma is often challenging. In a recent study in 134 patients (Arbelaiz, Hepatology 2017; 66:1125-1143), it was reported that specific proteins found in serum extracellular vesicles of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, hepatocellular carcinoma,orcholangiocarcinomamay be useful as noninvasive diagnostic and prognostic tools. This current article critically appraises this study.
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310402/a-rare-variation-of-celiac-trunk-and-hepatic-artery-complicating-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Zhou Ye, Song Ye, Dongkai Zhou, Shusen Zheng, Weilin Wang
RATIONALE: Anatomical variations of the celiac trunk and the hepatic artery are of considerable importance in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, liver transplants, and radiological abdominal interventions. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 57-year-old man with 2 weeks of painless progressive jaundice. Preoperative imaging and cytology brush results suggested an ampullary tumor and common hepatic artery anomaly (CTA) was reported. The patient underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD)...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309301/mdm2-amplification-in-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinomas-its-relationship-with-large-duct-type-morphology-and-uncommon-kras-mutations
#16
Sung Joo Kim, Masayuki Akita, You-Na Sung, Kohei Fujikura, Jae Hoon Lee, Shin Hwang, Eunsil Yu, Kyoko Otani, Seung-Mo Hong, Yoh Zen
The present study aimed to characterize intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (iCCAs) with MDM2 amplification. A total of 213 cases of iCCA were examined using dual-color in situ hybridization for MDM2, immunohistochemistry for p53 and SMAD4, and gene sequencing for KRAS and IDH1/2. In situ hybridization on tissue microarrays identified MDM2 amplification in 13/213 (6%) cases. Using the recently proposed classification scheme of iCCAs (small-duct and large-duct types), all MDM2-amplified cases were of the large-duct type (13/110 cases, 12%)...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306541/the-impact-of-caudate-lobe-resection-on-margin-status-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-a-multi-institutional-analysis-from-the-us-extrahepatic-biliary-malignancy-consortium
#17
Neal Bhutiani, Charles R Scoggins, Kelly M McMasters, Cecilia G Ethun, George A Poultsides, Timothy M Pawlik, Sharon M Weber, Carl R Schmidt, Ryan C Fields, Kamran Idrees, Ioannis Hatzaras, Perry Shen, Shishir K Maithel, Robert C G Martin
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the impact of caudate resection on margin status and outcomes during resection of extrahepatic hilar cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: A database of 1,092 patients treated for biliary malignancies at institutions of the Extrahepatic Biliary Malignancy Consortium was queried for individuals undergoing curative-intent resection for extrahepatic hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Patients who did versus did not undergo concomitant caudate resection were compared with regard to demographic, baseline, and tumor characteristics as well as perioperative outcomes...
January 3, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306036/is-hbv-associated-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-preventable-with-antiviral-treatment
#18
EDITORIAL
Atsushi Tanaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299708/hepatic-sclerosed-hemangioma-with-special-attention-to-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Tatsunori Miyata, Toru Beppu, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Shigeki Nakagawa, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Tomohiro Namimoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: A hepatic sclerosed hemangioma (HSH) is a very rare benign liver tumor. The correct preoperative diagnosis of HSH is very difficult because its features of imaging are similar to those of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma or colorectal liver metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: We experienced five patients who were diagnosed histologically with HSH. The preoperative diagnoses were HSH in two patients, cavernous hemangioma in one, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in one, and colorectal liver metastasis in one...
January 3, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299649/surgical-management-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-impact-of-lymphadenectomy-on-peri-operative-outcomes
#20
Fabio Bagante, Gaya Spolverato, Matthew Weiss, Sorin Alexandrescu, Hugo P Marques, Luca Aldrighetti, Shishir K Maithel, Carlo Pulitano, Todd W Bauer, Feng Shen, George A Poultsides, Olivier Soubrane, Guillaume Martel, B Groot Koerkamp, Alfredo Guglielmi, Endo Itaru, Andrea Ruzzenente, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: The consequences of lymphadenectomy (LND) on cirrhotic patients undergoing hepatectomy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) have not been investigated. We sought to analyze the impact of LND on morbidity among patients undergoing resection for ICC. METHODS: A total of 1005 patients who underwent hepatectomy for ICC at one of the 14 participating institutions between 1990 and 2015 were identified. A propensity score match analysis was performed to reduce confounding biases between cirrhosis and non-cirrhosis groups...
January 3, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
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