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Immunohistochemistry for pancreatic neoplasms

Mi-Ju Kim, Min-Sun Kim, Sung Joo Kim, Soyeon An, Jin Park, Hosub Park, Jae Hoon Lee, Ki-Byung Song, Dae Wook Hwang, Suhwan Chang, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Seong-Yun Jeong, Song Cheol Kim, Seung-Mo Hong
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas are among the most malignant neoplasms and have very poor prognosis. Our understanding of various cancers has recently improved the survival of patients with cancer, except for pancreatic cancers. Establishment of primary cancer cell lines of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas will be useful for understanding the molecular mechanisms of this disease. METHODS: Eighty-one surgically resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas were collected...
2017: Cancer Cell International
H Yang, N Li, W Y Deng, S X Luo
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics, surgical procedures and prognosis of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas(SPTP). Methods: The clinical and follow-up data of 55 cases with SPTP in Henan Tumor Hospital from June 2005 to April 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: There were 55 SPTP cases, including 7 males and 48 females. The age ranged from 16 to 76 (median, 33). Clinical presentations of SPTP were not specific. The mean size of the tumor was 7.6 cm (range from 2 to 25cm). Pancreatic head and tail were the most common locations of SPTP...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
Yasuhiro Sakai, Seung-Mo Hong, Soyeon An, Joo Young Kim, Denis Corbeil, Jana Karbanová, Kyoko Otani, Kohei Fujikura, Ki-Byung Song, Song Cheol Kim, Masayuki Akita, Yoshihide Nanno, Hirochika Toyama, Takumi Fukumoto, Yonson Ku, Takanori Hirose, Tomoo Itoh, Yoh Zen
The present study aimed to elucidate whether the stemness molecule, CD133, is expressed in well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs; WHO grades 1 and 2) and establish its clinical relevance using two separate cohorts. In the first series (n=178) in which tissue microarrays were available, immunohistochemistry revealed that CD133 was expressed in 14 cases (8%). CD133+ PanNETs had higher TNM stages (P<.01), more frequent lymphovascular invasion (P=.01), and higher recurrence rates (P=...
November 15, 2016: Human Pathology
Shinsuke Koshita, Yutaka Noda, Kei Ito, Yoshihide Kanno, Takahisa Ogawa, Kaori Masu, Yoshiharu Masaki, Jun Horaguchi, Masaya Oikawa, Takashi Tsuchiya, Takashi Sawai, Miwa Uzuki, Fumiyoshi Fujishima
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to elucidate the efficacy of pancreatic juice cytology with the cell-block method (CB-PJC) for the determination of surgery in patients with branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BD-IPMN). METHODS: In 138 patients with BD-IPMN from whom pancreatic juice was collected under ERCP for CB-PJC, we retrospectively evaluated the following: (1) the rate of successfully evaluated CB-PJC; (2) the ability of CB-PJC to diagnose malignancy and to identify pathologic subtypes in resected BD-IPMNs; (3) the rate of development into invasive cancer and progression of BD-IPMNs in patients with BD-IPMNs diagnosed as benignancy by CB-PJC; and (4) post-ERCP adverse events...
May 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
David Altree-Tacha, Jillian Tyrrell, Faqian Li
CONTEXT: -High-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas and carcinoids can arise in different sites such as lung, gastrointestinal tract, prostate, and skin. Classic neuroendocrine markers such as CD56, synaptophysin, and chromogranin cannot distinguish carcinoids from high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas. Recently, mouse monoclonal mASH1 has been shown to help discriminate carcinoids from high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas in various neoplastic sites. To date, there have been no comprehensive immunohistochemistry studies with mASH1 on nonneuroendocrine neoplasms...
February 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
J A Ramos-Vara, C B Frank, D DuSold, M A Miller
Expression of thyroid transcription factor (TTF)-1 corroborates a thyroid origin of neoplasms. Thyroglobulin and calcitonin immunohistochemistry (IHC) can distinguish between a follicular and C-cell origin of thyroid tumours, respectively. Pax8 (expressed by normal canine thyroid follicular cells) and napsin A (expressed mainly by C-cells) labelling was compared with labelling for TTF-1, thyroglobulin and calcitonin in 114 canine proliferative thyroid lesions. All 81 follicular tumours expressed thyroglobulin and were negative for calcitonin; 79/81 (98%) of these tumours expressed TTF-1 and Pax8 and 60/81 (74%) expressed napsin A...
November 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
Junpei Yamaguchi, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Andrew S Liss, Sanjib Chowdhury, Timothy C Wang, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo, Keith D Lillemoe, Andrew L Warshaw, Sarah P Thayer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the origin of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN). Pancreatic duct glands (PDGs) are gland-like outpouches budding off the main pancreatic ducts that function as a progenitor niche for the ductal epithelium; they express gastric mucins and have characteristics of side-branch IPMNs. We investigated whether PDGs are a precursor compartment for IPMNs and the role of Trefoil factor family 2 (TFF2)-a protein expressed by PDGs and the gastric mucosa that are involved in epithelial repair and tumor suppression...
December 2016: Gastroenterology
Deepika Savant, Lili Lee, Kasturi Das
BACKGROUND: Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas (ITPN) is a rare tumor which was first described in 2009. We report a case with cytologic and histologic findings and discuss the pitfalls in diagnosing this entity on cytology. CASE: An 82-year-old female presented with a pancreatic body mass measuring 3.3 cm. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration showed cells in cohesive clusters with high-grade nuclear atypia. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) showed the neoplastic cells to be positive for CK19, CD56 and chromogranin (focal)...
2016: Acta Cytologica
Aatur D Singhi, Ta-Chiang Liu, Justin L Roncaioli, Dengfeng Cao, Herbert J Zeh, Amer H Zureikat, Allan Tsung, J Wallis Marsh, Kenneth K Lee, Melissa E Hogg, Nathan Bahary, Randall E Brand, Kevin M McGrath, Adam Slivka, Kristi L Cressman, Kimberly Fuhrer, Roderick J O'Sullivan
PURPOSE: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNET) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with increasing incidence and unpredictable behavior. Whole-exome sequencing has identified recurrent mutations in the genes DAXX and ATRX, which correlate with loss of protein expression and alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT). Both ALT and DAXX/ATRX loss were initially reported to be associated with a favorable prognosis; however, recent studies suggest the contrary. Our aims were to assess the prevalence and prognostic significance of ALT and DAXX/ATRX in both primary and metastatic PanNETs...
July 12, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Emad M Raddaoui, Majid A Almadi, Abdulrahman M Aljebreen, Faisal A Alsaif, Ahlam A AlShedoukhy, Abed H Al-Lehibi, Khalid A Almohameed, Apostolos V Tsolakis, Mousa A AlAbbadi, Amna R Almutrafi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of applying a limited panel of immunohistochemical stains on the cellblock preparation from samples obtained by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the aim of differentiating solid pseudopapillary neoplasms (SPNs) from neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).  METHODS: We retrospectively retrieved all the EUS-FNAs of the pancreas that have a diagnosis of NET or SPN that were performed at 2 tertiary care hospitals in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from May 2004 to December 2014...
July 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
Elettra Merola, Maria Rinzivillo, Noemi Cicchese, Gabriele Capurso, Francesco Panzuto, Gianfranco Delle Fave
Digestive neuroendocrine neoplasms (DNENs) have an incidence of 2.39 per 100,000 inhabitants per year, and a prevalence of 35 cases per 100,000; the gap between these rates is to be referred to the relatively long survival that characterizes the majority of these tumors, which can be thus considered as chronic oncological diseases. Up to 80% of patients are stage IV since the first diagnosis, presenting a 5-yr overall survival rate of 35%-55% and a twice higher mortality than limited disease. DNENs express somatostatin receptors in more than 80% of cases, detected through immunohistochemistry or functional imaging tests (FITs)...
August 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Heewon A Kwak, Xiuli Liu, Daniela S Allende, Rish K Pai, John Hart, Shu-Yuan Xiao
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm is considered a precursor lesion to pancreatic adenocarcinoma. These are further classified into four histologic subtypes: gastric, intestinal, pancreatobiliary, and oncocytic. The first aim of this study was to assess the interobserver variability among five gastrointestinal pathologists in diagnosing intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm subtypes by morphology alone. The second aim of the study was to compare intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm subtypes, which received consensus diagnoses (≥80% agreement) with their respective mucin immunoprofiles (MUC1, MUC2, MUC5AC, MUC6, and CDX2)...
September 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Kazuhiro Yoshida, Takeshi Nagasaka, Yuzo Umeda, Takehiro Tanaka, Keisuke Kimura, Fumitaka Taniguchi, Tomokazu Fuji, Kunitoshi Shigeyasu, Yoshiko Mori, Hiroyuki Yanai, Takahito Yagi, Ajay Goel, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
PURPOSE: Although limited understanding exists for the presence of specific genetic mutations and aberrantly methylated genes in pancreatobiliary intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs), the fundamental understanding of the dynamics of methylation expansion across CpG dinucleotides in specific gene promoters during carcinogenesis remains unexplored. Expansion of DNA methylation in some gene promoter regions, such as EFEMP1, one of the fibulin family, with tumor progression has been reported in several malignancies...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Summer E Blount, Camilla Cobb, Anwar Sultana Raza
Retroperitoneal mucinous neoplasms are common and have a wide range of differential diagnoses to consider. It is of utmost importance to maintain a multidisciplinary approach when evaluating these lesions. Clinical history, surgical impression and radiographic studies should be obtained and used in conjunction with morphology and immunohistochemistry to help guide the pathologist to the correct diagnosis. We recently encountered a case of a 51-year-old man who presented with an 11.5 cm left-sided retroperitoneal mucinous neoplasm...
April 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Ruyi Hu, Wenming Liu, Xingfeng Qiu, Zhenghe Lin, Yan Xie, Xingya Hong, Reyila Paerhati, Zhongquan Qi, Guohong Zhuang, Zhongchen Liu
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced protein 8 (TIPE) is a recently identified protein that is considered to be associated with various malignancies, including esophageal, breast and pancreatic cancer; however, the importance of TIPE in gastric cancer (GC) remains unknown. Decoy receptor 3 (DcR3) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily that is expressed in digestive system neoplasms. The expression of DcR3 is regulated by the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)/MAPK kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway...
March 2016: Oncology Letters
Osman Mamat, Yuki Fukumura, Tsuyoshi Saito, Michiko Takahashi, Hiroyuki Mitomi, Jin Kan Sai, Seiji Kawasaki, Takashi Yao
AIMS: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) differentiate in several histological directions, which are related to their clinical behaviour. Differentiation of IPMNs to the gastric foveolar epithelium/pyloric gland (PG) is well known. However, no study has been conducted regarding fundic gland (FG) differentiation. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of FG differentiation and its relationship with the clinicopathological features of IPMNs, by studying 48 surgically resected IPMN cases consisting of 17 gastric IPMNs, 15 intestinal IPMNs, 10 pancreatobiliary IPMNs, and six oncocytic IPMNs...
October 2016: Histopathology
Goran Hamid Mohammad, S W M Olde Damink, Massimo Malago, Dipok Kumar Dhar, Stephen P Pereira
Pancreatic cancer has a 5-year survival rate of less than 4%. Despite advances in diagnostic technology, pancreatic cancer continues to be diagnosed at a late and incurable stage. Accurate biomarkers for early diagnosis and to predict treatment response are urgently needed. Since alteration of glucose metabolism is one of the hallmarks of cancer cells, we proposed that pyruvate kinase type M2 (M2PK) and lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) enzymes could represent novel diagnostic markers and potential therapeutic targets in pancreatic cancer...
2016: PloS One
Wenjie Liang, Shunliang Xu
Previous studies on pancreatic paraganglioma, a rare neoplasm, have primarily reported its ultrasound and routine and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) findings. To our knowledge, we are the first to report the contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) sequence findings of pancreatic paraganglioma. A male patient, ages 41 years, was admitted to our hospital due to a pancreatic space-occupying lesion that had been present for more than 10 days. The patient had no obvious discomfort...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Megumi Yamaguchi, Toshikatsu Fukuda, Masahiro Nakahara, Mio Amano, Daisuke Takei, Masumi Kawashima, Yusuke Sumi, Hironobu Amano, Shuji Yonehara, Keiji Hanada, Toshio Noriyuki
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a rare tumor. This neoplasm usually arises as a single mass; multicentricity is exceptionally rare. We report the preoperative diagnosis of multicentric SPNs by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). A 32-year-old woman presented to the hospital with a pancreatic tumor that was detected on abdominal echography. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans revealed a 5-mm low-density mass in the body of the pancreas and a 10-mm mass in the tail of the pancreas...
December 2015: Surgical Case Reports
Tsuneyuki Uchida, Yusuke Yamamoto, Takaaki Ito, Yukiyasu Okamura, Teiichi Sugiura, Katsuhiko Uesaka, Yasuni Nakanuma
We report a case of a 75-year-old man with cystic micropapillary neoplasm of peribiliary glands detected preoperatively by radiologic examination. Enhanced computed tomography showed a low-density mass 2.2 cm in diameter in the right hepatic hilum and a cystic lesion around the common hepatic duct. Under a diagnosis of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma, right hepatectomy with caudate lobectomy and bile duct resection were performed. Pathological examination revealed perihilar cholangiocarcinoma mainly involving the right hepatic duct...
February 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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