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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772618/-a-case-of-metastasis-of-cholangiocarcinoma-to-the-bladder
#1
Akiou Okumura, Akihiro Morii, Kiyoshi Takagawa, Hiroshi Kitamura
The patient was an 88-year-old male. He was referred to the Department of Internal Medicine because of total body itching and jaundice in July 2011. The serum bilirubin level was elevated, and the serum CA19-9 level was also elevated to 266. 6 U/ml. Computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) revealed a solid tumor between the hepatic hilus and common bile duct, and choler cytodiagnosis was class V ; adenocarcinoma. The patient was diagnosed with hilar cholangiocarcinoma and received conservative treatment with endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) due to his advanced age...
April 2018: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769113/thinking-beyond-opisthorchis-viverrini-for-risk-of-cholangiocarcinoma-in-the-lower-mekong-region-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jennifer A Steele, Carsten H Richter, Pierre Echaubard, Parichat Saenna, Virginia Stout, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Bruce A Wilcox
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a fatal bile duct cancer associated with infection by the liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, in the lower Mekong region. Numerous public health interventions have focused on reducing exposure to O. viverrini, but incidence of CCA in the region remains high. While this may indicate the inefficacy of public health interventions due to complex social and cultural factors, it may further indicate other risk factors or interactions with the parasite are important in pathogenesis of CCA...
May 17, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766443/the-impact-of-mdct-and-endoscopic-transpapillary-mapping-biopsy-to-predict-longitudinal-spread-of-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#3
Kyoji Ito, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Isayama, Yosuke Nakai, Takeyuki Watadani, Mariko Tanaka, Tetsuo Ushiku, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Junichi Kaneko, Junichi Arita, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Norihiro Kokudo
BACKGROUNDS: We aimed to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT), mapping biopsy, and other imaging modalities to predict the longitudinal extension and depth of invasion of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma at possible surgical ductal margins. METHODS: Of 102 patients with surgical resection of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma between January 2010 and October 2015, 32 evaluated by multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) performed before biliary drainage and mapping biopsy were enrolled...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765958/current-perspectives-on-opisthorchiasis-control-and-cholangiocarcinoma-detection-in-southeast-asia
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REVIEW
Narong Khuntikeo, Attapol Titapun, Watcharin Loilome, Puangrat Yongvanit, Bandit Thinkhamrop, Nittaya Chamadol, Thidarat Boonmars, Teerachai Nethanomsak, Ross H Andrews, Trevor N Petney, Paiboon Sithithaworn
Similar to bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) in the western world, opisthorchiasis-associated CCA in Southeast Asia is an aggressive cancer with high mortality rates. It is known to cause a significant health burden in the opisthorchiasis region in Thailand and possibly throughout mainland Southeast. To reduce this health burden, a comprehensive prevention and control program for opisthorchiasis, as well as CCA, is required. In this review, our aim is to provide a brief update of the current situation regarding the natural history of opisthorchiasis and health burden of CCA in Southeast Asia...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765232/prognostic-factors-for-operable-biliary-tract-cancer-serum-levels-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-a-strong-association-with-survival
#5
Ling Ma, Jinrong Qiu, Yaodong Zhang, Tianzhu Qiu, Biao Wang, Wensen Chen, Xiao Li, Jing Sun, Ke Wang, Xiangcheng Li, Yanhong Gu, Yongqian Shu, Xiaofeng Chen
Background: Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) are uncommon but fatal, with a low 5-year survival rate after surgical resection. This study was designed to investigate the prognostic factors for operable BTC. Methods: Baseline demographics at diagnosis were retrospectively evaluated in 341 BTC patients undergoing radical surgery at The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from January 2011 to December 2015. The association between prognostic factors and overall survival (OS) was determined by multivariate analysis using the Cox proportional hazards regression model...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760302/smoking-alcohol-consumption-and-risks-for-biliary-tract-cancer-and-intrahepatic-bile-duct-cancer
#6
Takeshi Makiuchi, Tomotaka Sobue, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Norie Sawada, Motoki Iwasaki, Taiki Yamaji, Taichi Shimazu, Manami Inoue, Shoichiro Tsugane
BACKGROUND: Smoking and alcohol are established risk factors for several types of cancer, but the effects on biliary cancers comprising biliary tract cancer (BTC) and intrahepatic bile duct cancer (IHBDC) have been inconclusive. METHODS: In this population-based prospective cohort study in Japan, we investigated the association of smoking and alcohol consumption with the risks of BTC and its subtypes, and IHBDC incidence in men and women. Furthermore, the association of smoking stratified by drinking status was investigated...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752510/impact-of-biliary-drainage-on-multidetector-row-computed-tomography-on-r0-resection-of-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#7
Isamu Hosokawa, Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Masaru Miyazaki, Masayuki Ohtsuka
BACKGROUND: Although multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) before biliary drainage is useful for the assessment of the resectability of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC), the impact of biliary drainage on MDCT images before surgical resection for PHC has been poorly studied, and its possible consequences for R0 resection of PHC remain unclear. This study was performed to compare the surgical outcomes of patients with PHC who underwent MDCT before versus after biliary drainage...
May 11, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739420/patterns-of-failure-after-resection-of-extrahepatic-bile-duct-cancer-implications-for-adjuvant-radiotherapy-indication-and-treatment-volumes
#8
Hoon Sik Choi, Ki Mun Kang, Bae Kwon Jeong, Hojin Jeong, Yun Hee Lee, In Bong Ha, Tae Gyu Kim, Jin Ho Song
BACKGROUND: The role of adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) and setting proper RT target volumes have not been clearly demonstrated for extrahepatic bile duct (EHBD) cancer, due to the rarity of the disease and the lack of randomized trials. This study was conducted to evaluate the indication and treatment volume for adjuvant RT in EHBD cancer patients by identifying the prognostic factors for loco-regional (LR) failure, and analyze the patterns of LR failure. METHODS: Ninety-three patients with EHBD cancer, who underwent resection without adjuvant RT, at 2 medical centers, between 2001 and 2016, were analyzed retrospectively...
May 8, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733835/mechanisms-of-mafg-dysregulation-in-cholestatic-liver-injury-and-development-of-liver-cancer
#9
Ting Liu, Heping Yang, Wei Fan, Jian Tu, Tony W H Li, Jiaohong Wang, Hong Shen, JinWon Yang, Ting Xiong, Justin Steggerda, Zhenqiu Liu, Mazen Noureddin, Stephanie S Maldonado, Alagappan Annamalai, Ekihiro Seki, José M Mato, Shelly C Lu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: MAF bZIP transcription factor G (MAFG) is activated by the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) to repress bile acid synthesis. However, expression of MAFG increases during cholestatic liver injury in mice and in cholangiocarcinomas. MAFG interacts directly with methionine adenosyltransferase 1A (MAT1A) and other transcription factors at the E-box element to repress transcription. We studied mechanisms of MAFG upregulation in cholestatic tissues and the pathways by which S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) prevent the increase in MAFG expression...
May 4, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732355/bile-duct-segmental-resection-versus-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-middle-and-distal-common-bile-duct-cancer
#10
Naru Kim, Huisong Lee, Seog Ki Min, Hyeon Kook Lee
Purpose: To compare survival outcomes between bile duct segmental resection (BDR) and pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for the treatment of middle and distal bile duct cancer. Methods: From 1997 to 2013, a total of 96 patients who underwent curative intent surgery for middle and distal bile duct cancer were identified. The patients were divided into 2 groups based on the type of operation; 20 patients were included in the BDR group and 76 patients were in the PD group...
May 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727803/synchronous-double-primary-cancers-of-the-extrahepatic-bile-duct-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Takeshi Nishi, Yoshitoshi Sato, Takuya Hanaoka, Takuya Takahashi, Hiroshi Miura, Kenji Takubo
BACKGROUND: Double cancers of the biliary tract system are rare. Most of these cancers are synchronous double cancers of the gall bladder and bile duct, associated with pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM). Synchronous double cancers of the extrahepatic bile duct without PBM are especially rare, and only 4 cases have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 78-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for examination of hyperbilirubinemia and liver dysfunction. Contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography, Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed 2 stenotic regions in the common bile duct: at its junction with the cystic duct and in the distal bile duct...
April 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709218/clues-to-predict-incidental-gallbladder-cancer
#12
Naeem Goussous, Hadia Maqsood, Kalpesh Patel, Hamid Ferdosi, Naseem Muhammad, Anne M Sill, Gopal C Kowdley, Steven C Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Consequences of incidental gallbladder cancer (iGBC) following cholecystectomy may include repeat operation (depending on T stage) and worse survival (if bile spillage occurred), both avoidable if iGBC were suspected preoperatively. METHODS: A retrospective single-institution review was done. Ultrasound images for cases and controls were blindly reviewed by a radiologist. Chi-square and Student's t tests, as well as logistic regression and Kaplan-Meier analyses were used...
April 2018: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707199/epigenetic-silencing-of-lncrna-mort-in-16-tcga-cancer-types
#13
Lukas Vrba, Bernard W Futscher
We have previously described a hominid-specific long non-coding RNA, MORT (also known as ZNF667-AS1 , Gene ID: 100128252), which is expressed in all normal cell types, but epigenetically silenced during cancer-associated immortalization of human mammary epithelial cells.  Initial analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) showed that 15 of 17 cancer types, which represent the 10 most common cancers in women and men, display DNA methylation associated MORT silencing in a large fraction of their tumors.  In this study we analyzed MORT expression and DNA methylation state in the remaining 16 TCGA cancer types not previously reported...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705976/feasibility-study-of-postoperative-adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-s-1-in-patients-with-biliary-tract-cancer
#14
Kohei Nakachi, Masaru Konishi, Masafumi Ikeda, Kazuaki Shimada, Takuji Okusaka, Akio Saiura, Hiroshi Ishii, Masanori Sugiyama, Junji Furuse, Hirohiko Sakamoto, Tomotaka Shimamura, Takehiro Ohta
BACKGROUND: The role of adjuvant chemotherapy has not yet been established for patients with resected biliary tract cancer. S-1 has been shown to exert activity against advanced biliary tract cancer. Therefore, we evaluated the feasibility of adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 in patients with resected biliary tract cancer. METHODS: Patients with complete macroscopic resection of intrahepatic/extrahepatic bile duct, gall bladder, or ampullary cancer were eligible. S-1 was administered orally twice daily for 4 weeks every 6 weeks, up to 4 cycles...
April 28, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700559/-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-current-diagnostics-and-treatment
#15
REVIEW
T Liwinski, C Schramm
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease of unknown etiology. Characteristic features are multifocal strictures and dilatations of the bile ducts. In 60-80 % of cases the PSC is strongly associated with chronic inflammatory bowel disease, mostly in the form of pancolitis. The diagnosis is established based on detection of typical cholangiographic lesions of the bile ducts and exclusion of secondary causes of sclerosing cholangitis. There is no approved medical treatment, but in Germany ursodeoxycholic acid is frequently used...
April 26, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688585/reappraisal-of-classification-of-distal-cholangiocarcinoma-based-on-tumour-depth
#16
H Aoyama, T Ebata, M Hattori, M Takano, H Yamamoto, M Inoue, Y Asaba, M Ando, M Nagino
BACKGROUND: In the eighth edition of the AJCC cancer staging classification, the T system for distal cholangiocarcinoma (DCC) has been revised from a layer-based to a depth-based approach. The aim of this study was to propose an optimal T classification using a measured depth in resectable DCC. METHODS: Patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for DCC at 32 hospitals between 2001 and 2010 were included. The distance between the level of the naive bile duct and the deepest cancer cells was measured as depth of invasion (DOI)...
April 24, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675965/il-33-overexpression-reflects-less-aggressive-tumour-features-in-large-duct-type-cholangiocarcinomas
#17
Ryuichiro Sawada, Yuna Ku, Masayuki Akita, Kyoko Otani, Kohei Fujikura, Tomoo Itoh, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yoh Zen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The present study aimed to elucidate the clinicopathological significance of IL-6 and IL-33 expression in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (iCCAs) and perihilar cholangiocarcinomas (pCCAs). METHODS: IL-6 and IL-33 mRNA expression was examined in iCCAs (n=55) and pCCAs (n=32) using quantitative real-time PCR and a highly sensitive in situ hybridization protocol (RNAscope® ), and expression values were correlated with clinicopathological features...
April 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668579/gallbladder-cancer-with-tumor-thrombus-in-the-portal-vein-a-case-report
#18
Xiao-Zhen Zhang, Jian-Jun Tu, Wei Chen, Tao Ma, Xue-Li Bai, Ting-Bo Liang
RATIONALE: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a highly fatal malignancy. Due to its invasiveness and delayed diagnosis, many GBC patients are diagnosed with synchronous liver and hepatoduodenal ligament involvement. In our case, we report a gallbladder cancer with portal vein thrombus. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old woman presented with persistent upper abdominal dull pain for 2 months. DIAGNOSES: Ultrasound examination showed gallbladder carcinoma invading liver segment IV, and a tumor thrombus in the left and right main portal trunk...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662598/-clinical-epidemiological-and-therapeutic-features-of-biliary-tract-cancers-about-20-cases
#19
Ibrahima Ka, Magatte Faye, Papa Saloum Diop, Amadou Bocar Niang Aliou Coly Faye, Jean Marc Ndoye, Babacar Fall
Biliary tract cancers mainly occur in two sites: gallbladder cancer which are adenocarcinomas and intra- and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas. We conducted a retrospective study of 20 cases with biliary tract cancer in the Department of Surgery at the General Hospital in Grand-Yoff between January 2006 and October 2014. 40% of patients had gallbladder cancer, 60% of patients had common bile duct cancer. Sex ratio was 1. The average age of patients was 58.1 years. The average time to diagnosis was 3.77 months...
2018: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652026/preoperative-biliary-drainage-using-a-fully-covered-self-expandable-metallic-stent-for-pancreatic-head-cancer-a-prospective-feasibility-study
#20
Osamu Togawa, Hiroyuki Isayama, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yousuke Nakai, Dai Mohri, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Hirofumi Kogure, Kazumichi Kawakubo, Naoya Sakamoto, Kazuhiko Koike, Hiroto Kita
Background/Aims: The role of endoscopic preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) for pancreatic head cancer is controversial because of the high incidence of stent occlusion before surgery. This study was performed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of PBD using a fully covered self-expandable metallic stent (FCSEMS). Patients and Methods: This multicenter prospective study involved 26 patients treated for pancreatic head cancer with distal bile duct obstruction from April 2011 to March 2013...
April 13, 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
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