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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159274/novel-investigative-modalities-for-evaluation-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-does-increased-diagnostic-accuracy-justify-the-high-costs
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EDITORIAL
Somashekar G Krishna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156578/pancreatic-cancer-molecular-characterization-clonal-evolution-and-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Elvira Pelosi, Germana Castelli, Ugo Testa
Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death and is the most lethal of common malignancies with a five-year survival rate of <10%. PDAC arises from different types of non-invasive precursor lesions: intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, mucinous cystic neoplasms and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia. The genetic landscape of PDAC is characterized by the presence of four frequently-mutated genes: KRAS, CDKN2A, TP53 and SMAD4. The development of mouse models of PDAC has greatly contributed to the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms through which driver genes contribute to pancreatic cancer development...
November 18, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151529/rare-case-of-pancreatic-cystic-lymphangioma
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Masakuni Fujii, Hiroaki Saito, Masao Yoshioka, Junji Shiode
Pancreatic cystic lymphangioma is an extremely rare tumor. The characteristic imaging findings are poorly defined, and distinguishing between this disease and other pancreatic cyst-related tumors is very difficult. We herein report a case of a Japanese woman in her 50s with this lesion, located in the tail of the pancreas. Pancreatic cystic lymphangioma should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions. Laparoscopic resection can be a useful, minimally invasive surgical approach for treating these cysts as well as for the treatment of benign or low-grade malignant tumors located in the pancreatic body or tail...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146108/pancreatectomy-for-pancreatic-incidentaloma-what-are-the-risks
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Morgane Bouquot, Sébastien Gaujoux, François Cauchy, David Birnbaum, Safi Dokmak, Philippe Levy, Olivier Soubrane, Alain Sauvanet
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic incidentalomas (PI) are nowadays common but the benefit-risk balance of surgery remains difficult to determine. METHODS: Monocentric retrospective study of 881 pancreatectomies comparing resected PI with symptomatic lesion. Univariate and multivariate (MV) analyses were done to identify risk factors of malignancy in PI undergoing surgery. RESULTS: Overall, 32% of pancreatectomies were performed for PI. Median size of PI was 30 mm (vs 28 mm; p = 0...
November 7, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122007/pancreatic-cyst-fluid-harbors-a-unique-microbiome
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Shan Li, Gwenny M Fuhler, Nahush Bn, Tony Jose, Marco J Bruno, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Sergey R Konstantinov
BACKGROUND: It is clear that specific intestinal bacteria are involved in the development of different premalignant conditions along the gastrointestinal tract. An analysis of the microbial constituents in the context of pancreatic cystic lesions has, however, as yet not been performed. This consideration prompted us to explore whether endoscopically obtained pancreatic cyst fluids (PCF) contain bacterial DNA and to determine the genera of bacteria present in such material. METHODS: Total DNA was isolated from 69 PCF samples...
November 9, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118876/large-dermoid-cyst-presenting-as-recurrent-pancreatitis
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Emmanuel Ofori, Daryl Ramai, Denzil Etienne, Madhavi Reddy, Ghulamullah Shahzad
Pancreatic dermoid cysts are rare and benign congenital abnormalities of germ cell origin. They occur equally in males and females without age predilection. Though radiographic imaging aids in the diagnosis, most times they are inconclusive and require fine-needle aspiration cytology for confirmation. We report the first case of a dermoid cyst presenting as recurrent pancreatitis in a 49-year-old male. Computed tomography scan, followed by magnetic resonance imaging, showed a complex cystic mass lesion adjacent to the pancreatic tail...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101607/development-of-a-high-risk-pancreatic-screening-clinic-using-3-0%C3%A2-t-mri
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Chad A Barnes, Elizabeth Krzywda, Shannon Lahiff, Dena McDowell, Kathleen K Christians, Paul Knechtges, Parag Tolat, Mark Hohenwalter, Kulwinder Dua, Abdul H Khan, Douglas B Evans, Jennifer Geurts, Susan Tsai
Selective screening for pancreatic cancer (PC) has been proposed. We describe the establishment of a comprehensive multidisciplinary screening program using 3.0 T MRI. Criteria for screening included the presence of PC in: ≥ 2 first degree relatives (FDR), 1 FDR and 1 s degree relative (SDR), ≥ 3 any degree relatives (ADR), or any known hereditary cancer syndrome with increased PC risk. Imaging with 3.0 T MRI was performed routinely and endoscopic ultrasound was used selectively. Screening was completed in 75 patients (pts)...
November 3, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089824/incidental-small-3-cm-unilocular-pancreatic-cysts-factors-that-predict-lesion-progression-during-imaging-surveillance
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Go Eun Kim, Sang Soo Shin, Jin Woong Kim, Suk Hee Heo, Hyo Soon Lim, Chung Hwan Jun, Yong Yeon Jeong
OBJECTIVE: To explore the features that predict size increase and development of potential malignant features in incidentally detected, unilocular cystic pancreatic lesions (CPLs) less than 3 cm in diameter, during subsequent follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrieved data of patients diagnosed with unilocular CPLs less than 3 cm in diameter during the period from November 2003 through December 2014, using a computerized search. All serial CT and MR images were analyzed to identify the number, size, and location of CPLs; dilatation of the main pancreatic duct; and occurrence of worrisome features and high-risk stigmata of malignancy in the lesion...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081794/eus-morphology-is-reliable-in-selecting-patients-with-mucinous-pancreatic-cyst-s-most-likely-to-benefit-from-surgical-resection
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Siddharth Javia, Satish Munigala, Sushovan Guha, Banke Agarwal
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) surveillance of patients with mucinous pancreatic cysts relies on the assessment of morphologic features suggestive of malignant transformation. These criteria were derived from the evaluation of surgical pathology in patients with pancreatic cysts who underwent surgery. Reliability of these criteria when evaluated by EUS in identifying lesions which require surgery has still not been established. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included seventy-eight patients who underwent surgical resection of pancreatic cysts based on EUS-FNA (fine-needle aspiration) findings suggestive of mucinous pancreatic cysts with concern for malignancy...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079172/akr1b10-expression-by-immunohistochemistry-in-surgical-resections-and-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-material-in-patients-with-cystic-pancreatic-lesions-potential-for-improved-non-operative-diagnosis
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Joseph P Connor, Karla Esbona, Kristina A Matkowskyj
Cystic pancreatic tumors account for 10% of cystic lesions in the pancreas. Evaluation focuses on identifying lesions that require surgical resection due to actual or potential malignancy. Cystic tumors with malignant potential include mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), and cystic neuroendocrine tumors. The sensitivity of endoscopic fine-needle aspiration (FNA) to diagnose such lesions is low and a more accurate marker of malignant potential is needed. Aldo-keto reductase 1B10 (AKR1B10) was originally found in human hepatocellular carcinoma...
October 24, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069049/glucagonoma-syndrome-with-serous-oligocystic-adenoma-a-rare-case-report
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Yun Gao, Chun Wang, Yunyi Gao, Huijiao Chen, Bing Peng, Weixia Chen, Xingwu Ran
RATIONALE: Glucagonoma and pancreatic serous oligocystic adenoma (SOA) are rare neuroendocrine and exocrine tumors of the pancreas, respectively. The coexistence of glucagonoma syndrome (GS) and SOA is a rare clinical condition and has not yet been reported. Additionally, necrolytic migratory erythema (NME), a hallmark clinical sign of GS, is often misdiagnosed as other skin lesions by clinicians due to their lack of related knowledge, which delays diagnosis of GS and thus exacerbates the prognosis...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060959/intrahepatic-pancreatic-pseudocyst-complicated-by-pancreatitis-a-case-report
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Hee Joon Kim, Chung Hwan Jun, Chang Hwan Park, Chol Kyoon Cho
Pancreatic pseudocyst is a common complication of acute pancreatitis. Pseudocysts are commonly observed in the lesser sac and retroperitoneum; they are rarely seen in the liver. Herein, we report a case of intrahepatic pseudocyst, complicated by asymptomatic groove pancreatitis, that has successfully been treated with hepatic resection. A 70-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with severe upper abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography scan showed 11x10 cm sized cystic lesion in the left lateral section of the liver...
October 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057146/light-scattering-spectroscopy-identifies-the-malignant-potential-of-pancreatic-cysts-during-endoscopy
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Lei Zhang, Douglas K Pleskow, Vladimir Turzhitsky, Eric U Yee, Tyler M Berzin, Mandeep Sawhney, Shweta Shinagare, Edward Vitkin, Yuri Zakharov, Umar Khan, Fen Wang, Jeffrey D Goldsmith, Saveli Goldberg, Ram Chuttani, Irving Itzkan, Le Qiu, Lev T Perelman
Pancreatic cancers are usually detected at an advanced stage and have poor prognosis. About one fifth of these arise from pancreatic cystic lesions. Yet not all lesions are precancerous, and imaging tools lack adequate accuracy for distinguishing precancerous from benign cysts. Therefore, decisions on surgical resection usually rely on endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). Unfortunately, cyst fluid often contains few cells, and fluid chemical analysis lacks accuracy, resulting in dire consequences, including unnecessary pancreatic surgery for benign cysts and the development of cancer...
2017: Nature biomedical engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046074/large-cystic-lympangioma-of-the-pancreas-a-case-reportum
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S N Jayappa, P Rao, A S Tandon, Kgs Bharathy, S S Sikora
Lymphangioma of the pancreas is rare and presents as a large cystic mass in the retroperitoneum. The pancreatic origin can be confirmed by careful evaluation of cross sectional imaging. Preoperative differentiation from other pancreatic cystic neoplasms is difficult but possible. Large symptomatic lesions warrant surgery. The diagnosis is confirmed by typical features on histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Presented here is a case report of a pancreatic lymphangioma, discussed in the context of available literature...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033770/acinar-cell-cystadenocarcinoma-of-the-pancreas
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Keita Aoto, Tatsuo Shimura, Yasuhide Kofunato, Ryo Okada, Rei Yashima, Yuichiro Kiko, Seiichi Takenoshita
Acinar cell cystadenocarcinoma is a rare malignant epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas with a diffusely cystic, gross architecture in which the cysts are lined with neoplastic epithelial cells that demonstrate evidence of pancreatic exocrine enzyme production. This is the 10th case that has been reported in the literature. A 77-year-old male complaining of left hypochondrial pain was referred to our hospital for treatment of a pancreatic tumor. A huge, honeycomb-structured tumor was detected in the pancreatic tail...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024476/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-cystic-lesions-of-the-transplant-pancreas-the-university-of-wisconsin-experience
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Talal M Al-Qaoud, Eric J Martinez, Hans W Sollinger, Dixon B Kaufman, Robert R Redfield, Bridget Welch, Glen Leverson, Jon S Odorico
Literature on the behavior of cystic lesions in pancreas transplants is scarce, and hence a better understanding is warranted. Data on recipients and their respective donors that underwent simultaneous kidney and pancreas, pancreas transplant alone, and pancreas after kidney between 1994-2015 were reviewed (n=1185). Cystic lesions of the transplant pancreas developed in 22 patients (1.8%): 12 pseudocysts, 2 cysts/remnants, 4 intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN), 2 adenocarcinomas, 1 low grade intraepithelial pancreatic neoplasia, and 1 case of polycystic kidney disease...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022085/rare-pancreatic-tumors
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Jonathan Steinman, Atif Zaheer, Michael D Kluger, Helen Remotti, Elizabeth M Hecht
In this review, we will focus on rare pancreatic tumors. Most of these tumors do not have distinct characteristic appearances so the key to diagnosis requires a combination of imaging appearance, laboratory data, patient demographics, and associated medical syndromes in order to narrow the differential diagnosis. Nonetheless, imaging plays a vital role in narrowing the differential and guiding management. While there are many variant pathologic entities that cannot be encompassed by a single review, we aim to illustrate the imaging appearance of less common pancreatic tumors highlighting key distinctive diagnostic characteristics and discuss the implications for management...
October 11, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019877/a-spontaneous-hematoma-arising-within-an-intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Guo-Dong Shan, Wen-Guo Chen, Feng-Ling Hu, Li-Hua Chen, Jing-Hua Yu, Hua-Tuo Zhu, Qi-Qi Gao, Guo-Qiang Xu
RATIONAL: Hematoma arising within an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) is an extremely rare pathological entity. PATIENT CONCERN: We present the case of a 39-year-old man with acute abdominal pain. DIAGNOSES: The patient was initially diagnosed as pancreatic cystic neoplasm according to CT and MRI imaging. INTERVENTIONS: Distal pancreatectomy was conducted because of the possibility of malignancy. OUTCOMES: Surgical resection showed that the lesion was a hematoma in an IPAS...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990381/enucleation-of-non-invasive-tumors-in-the-proximal-pancreas-indications-and-outcomes-compared-with-standard-resections
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Wen-Jie Lu, Hao-Lei Cai, Ma-Dong Ye, Yu-Lian Wu, Bin Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficiency of enucleation (EU) for proximal pancreatic non-invasive neoplasms. METHODS: Patients with solitary non-invasive neoplasms in the proximal pancreas from January 1998 to April 2014 at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China were included. Different operations and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 123 patients were enrolled. Forty patients (32...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987673/paraduodenal-pancreatitis-as-a-mimicker-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-mri-evaluation
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Enrico Boninsegna, Riccardo Negrelli, Giulia A Zamboni, Giorgia Tedesco, Riccardo Manfredi, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the MRI features of paraduodenal pancreatitis (PDP) and to define useful signs to differentiate PDP from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed the MRI scans of 56 patients, 28 affected by PDP and 28 by PDAC, all pathologically proven. The following parameters were evaluated: signal intensity of the lesion on T1-, T2-WI, DWI (b800) and after contrast medium administration; presence of cysts; dilation of common hepatic duct and main pancreatic duct; focal thickening of the second portion of the duodenum; maximum diameter and volume of the lesion...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
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