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Bile duct cancer

Toru Aoyama, Masaaki Murakawa, Yosuke Atsumi, Keisuke Kazama, Manabu Shiozawa, Satoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Ueno, Manabu Morimoto, Kouta Washimi, Norio Yukawa, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Soichiro Morinaga
A 74-year-old man with IgG4-related cholangitis had been treated with steroids for 1 year. In the outpatient clinic, elevated levels of the tumor marker CA19-9 and serum IgG4 were observed. Abdominal enhanced CT showed a 20mm hypovascular tumor in the pancreatic head. ERCP showed narrowingof the main pancreatic duct in the pancreatic head with slight caudal dilation and stricture of the lower common bile duct. We made a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the patient underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy. Pathological examination of the resected tissue revealed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma surrounded by autoimmune pancreatitis, characteristic of lymphoplasmacytic sclerosingpancreatitis...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Cecilia Strömberg, Camilla Böckelman, Huan Song, Weimin Ye, Eero Pukkala, Caj Haglund, Magnus Nilsson
Background and study aims: Elevated long-term risk of cholangiocarcinoma is reported after endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES), but in a previous study we found a trend towards a decreased risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association in a larger cohort with a longer follow-up. Patients and methods: Data concerning all patients having had an inpatient endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) were collected from the hospital discharge registries of Finland and Sweden. Incident cases of malignancy were identified through linkage to the nationwide Cancer Registries...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Wen-Chih Huang, Chien-Chen Tsai, Chih-Chieh Chan
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) is a fatal malignancy originating from biliary tracts and constitutes approximately 10-20% of hepatobiliary cancers. CC is characterized by a very poor prognosis. The definite molecular mechanisms leading to oncogenesis remain unclear. This study aimed to perform mutation analysis and copy number changes of KRAS and BRAF genes of CC in Taiwan. METHODS: A total of 182 cases of biliary tact CC were studied for point mutation and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis of KRAS and BRAF genes...
October 10, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Heng Cai, Hongxing Li, Jingmin Li, Xiaoyan Li, Yana Li, Yan Shi, Dong Wang
Although abnormal activation of the sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway has been demonstrated in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients and in most HCC cell lines, the mechanism by which the Shh pathway promotes the development of HCC remains uncertain. Using a liver cancer model induced by diethylnitrosamine (DEN) which mimics the process from liver injury, abnormal hepatocyte proliferation, and hepatocirrhosis to hepatocyte canceration, we investigated the abnormal activation of the Shh pathway by examining the expression of Shh, patched-1 (Ptch), smoothened (SMO), and glioma-associated oncogene-1 (Gli1) genes...
October 15, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Nurdan Tözün, Eser Vardareli
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. These cancers are the end result of a complex interplay between gene and environment. Bacteria, parasites, and viruses have been implicated in some cancers. Recent data have put at focus the gut microbiome as the key player firing tumorigenesis. Experimental and human studies have provided evidence on the role of microbiota in cancer development. Although subject to changes in different settings such as antibiotic treatment, diet or lifestyle, our microbiome is quite stable and is capable of increasing susceptibility to cancer or decrease and halt its progression...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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)...
October 12, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Yohsuke Nagayoshi, Kazuko Yamamoto, Satoru Hashimoto, Keiko Hisatomi, Seiji Doi, Seiji Nagashima, Hirokazu Kurohama, Masahiro Ito, Takahiro Takazono, Shigeki Nakamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Shigeru Kohno
We herein report the first case of pulmonary metastasis with lepidic growth that originated from cholangiocarcinoma. A 77-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to exertional dyspnea and liver dysfunction. Computed tomography showed widespread infiltration and a ground-glass opacity in the lung and dilation of the intrahepatic bile duct. The pulmonary lesion progressed rapidly, and the patient died of respiratory failure. Cholangiocarcinoma and lepidic pulmonary metastasis were pathologically diagnosed by an autopsy...
2016: Internal Medicine
Michael Devos, Barbara Gilbert, Geertrui Denecker, Kirsten Leurs, Conor Mc Guire, Kelly Lemeire, Tino Hochepied, Marnik Vuylsteke, Jo Lambert, Caroline Van Den Broecke, Louis Libbrecht, Jody Haigh, Geert Berx, Saskia Lippens, Peter Vandenabeele, Wim Declercq
Unlike its family member p53, the p63 gene is rarely mutated in human cancer. However, ΔNp63α protein levels are often elevated in tumors of epithelial origin, such as squamous cell carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. In order to study the oncogenic properties of ΔNp63α in vivo, we generated transgenic mice overexpressing ΔNp63α from the Rosa26 locus promoter controlled by K5Cre. We found that these mice spontaneously develop epidermal cysts and ectopic ΔNp63α expression in the bile duct epithelium that leads to dilatation of the intrahepatic biliary ducts, to hepatic cyst formation and bile duct adenoma...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Terumi Kamisawa, Sawako Kuruma, Kazuro Chiba, Taku Tabata, Satomi Koizumi, Masataka Kikuyama
Pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is a congenital malformation in which the pancreatic and bile ducts join anatomically outside the duodenal wall. Because of the excessive length of the common channel in PBM, sphincter action does not directly affect the pancreaticobiliary junction, which allows pancreatic juice to reflux into the biliary tract. According to the results of a nationwide survey, bile duct and gallbladder cancers were found in 6.9 and 13.4 % of adult patients with congenital biliary dilatation, respectively, and in 3...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
Di Yan, Christian Domes, Robert Domes, Timea Frosch, Jürgen Popp, Mathias W Pletz, Torsten Frosch
Fiber enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (FERS) is introduced for chemically selective and ultrasensitive analysis of the biomolecules hematin, hemoglobin, biliverdin, and bilirubin. The abilities for analyzing whole intact, oxygenated erythrocytes are proven, demonstrating the potential for the diagnosis of red blood cell related diseases, such as different types of anemia and hemolytic disorders. The optical fiber enables an efficient light-guiding within a miniaturized sample volume of only a few micro-liters and provides a tremendously improved analytical sensitivity (LODs of 0...
October 17, 2016: Analyst
Mark K Doherty, Jennifer J Knox
Surgical resection remains the most important treatment for patients with biliary tract cancer (BTC), but despite radical surgical techniques many patients ultimately develop recurrent disease. BTC encompasses several distinct disease entities-intrahepatic, perihilar and distal bile duct cholangiocarcinoma as well as gallbladder cancer. These tumors are histologically similar, but have different etiologies and recent information regarding their genomic footprint has questioned their biological similarity. Surgical approaches are also necessarily varied based on the site of the tumor...
September 5, 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
Takashi Obana, Shuuji Yamasaki
Here, we present a case of malignant biliary tract obstruction with severe obesity, which was successfully treated by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD). A female patient in her sixties who had been undergoing chemotherapy for unresectable pancreatic head cancer was admitted to our institution for obstructive jaundice. She had diabetes mellitus, and her body mass index was 35.1 kg/m(2). Initially, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was performed, but bile duct cannulation was unsuccessful...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
Kazuhiro Hayashi, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Hiroki Nakajima, Masato Nagino, Takayuki Inoue, Motoki Nagaya, Keiko Hattori, Izumi Kadono, Satoru Ito, Yoshihiro Nishida
BACKGROUND: Operation for hepato-pancreato-biliary cancer is among the most invasive open abdominal operations, with a high postoperative morbidity and mortality rate. The purpose of the present study is to investigate whether a preoperative 6-minute walk distance can predict major postoperative complications after operation for hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases. METHODS: A total of 81 participants who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy, major hepatectomy with extrahepatic bile duct resection, or hepatopancreatoduodenectomy were included...
September 26, 2016: Surgery
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
Laurens J Ceulemans, Emilio Canovai, Len Verbeke, Jacques Pirenne, Ricard Farré
Knowledge about the role of farnesoid X receptor (FXR) in the intestine is rapidly expanding. In pre-clinical animal models of inflammatory bowel disease and bile duct ligation, FXR activation has proven to directly target the three pillars of intestinal homeostasis: intestinal permeability, inflammation and bacterial translocation. The protective role of FXR-ligands on this homeostasis has implications for many intestinal pathologies like inflammatory bowel disease, ischemia reperfusion injury, the metabolic syndrome, colon cancer and even diarrhea...
August 10, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Hui-Yi Feng, Yang-Chao Chen
The role of bile acids in colorectal cancer has been well documented, but their role in pancreatic cancer remains unclear. In this review, we examined the risk factors of pancreatic cancer. We found that bile acids are associated with most of these factors. Alcohol intake, smoking, and a high-fat diet all lead to high secretion of bile acids, and bile acid metabolic dysfunction is a causal factor of gallstones. An increase in secretion of bile acids, in addition to a long common channel, may result in bile acid reflux into the pancreatic duct and to the epithelial cells or acinar cells, from which pancreatic adenocarcinoma is derived...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Sung Ill Jang, Jin-Hyeok Hwang, Kwang-Hun Lee, Jeong-Sik Yu, Hee Wook Kim, Chang Jin Yoon, Yoon Suk Lee, Kyu Hyun Paik, Sang Hyub Lee, Dong Ki Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Palliative endoscopic or percutaneous biliary drainage is used for unresectable advanced hilar cancer (HC). The best option for drainage in Bismuth type III or IV HC has not been established. The aims of this study are to identify factors predictive of endoscopic stenting failure and evaluate the effectiveness of rescue percutaneous stenting in patients with advanced HC. METHODS: Data from 110 patients with inoperable advanced HC were retrospectively reviewed...
September 25, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Anne Tr Noll, Thorsten Cramer, Steven Wm Olde Damink, Frank G Schaap
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a relatively rare malignancy of the intra- or extra-hepatic bile ducts that is classified according to its anatomical localization as intrahepatic, perihilar or distal. Overall, CCA has a dismal prognosis due to typical presentation at an advanced irresectable stage, lack of effective non-surgical treatments, and a high rate of disease recurrence. CCA frequently arises on a background of chronic liver inflammation and cholestasis. Chronic inflammation is accompanied by enhanced cell turnover with generation of additional inflammatory stimuli, and a microenvironment rich in pro-inflammatory mediators and proliferative factors that enable accumulation of mutations, transformation and expansion of mutated cells...
September 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
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...
2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Akiko Eguchi, Raul G Lazaro, Jiaohong Wang, Jihoon Kim, Davide Povero, Brandon Willliams, Samuel B Ho, Peter Stärkel, Bernd Schnabl, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Ariel E Feldstein
: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) released during cell stress, or demise, can contain a barcode of the cell origin including specific microRNAs (miRNAs). Here we tested the hypothesis that during early alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) development, hepatocytes (HCs) release EVs with a miRNA signature that can be measured in circulation. A time course experiment showed that after two weeks of intragastric infusion, a time-point that results in isolated steatosis, there was no increase of blood EVs...
September 17, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
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