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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327531/isolated-pancreatic-tuberculosis-in-an-immunocompetent-host
#1
Pankaj Singhai, Ravi Gadhadh, Sangeeta Joshi, Shruti Krishnan, Aparna
Despite the high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, pancreatic TB is rare. When present, pancreatic TB is frequently associated with miliary TB, often in immunocompromised hosts. Pancreatic TB may present as a pancreatic abscess, acute or chronic pancreatitis, and cystic or solid pancreatic masses. This is a case of isolated Tubecular infection of the pancreas in an immunocompetent patient, who presented with a discrete pancreatic abscess, and was subsequently diagnosed with isolated pancreatic TB. This case suggests that clinicians should have a heightened suspicion of pancreatic TB when faced with discrete pancreatic lesions, especially in patients from areas where the infection is endemic...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318995/sinistral-portal-hypertension-due-to-pancreatic-hydatid-cyst
#2
Tolga Canbak, Aylin Acar, Ali Ediz Kıvanç, Fatih Başak, Fatma Kulalı, Gürhan Baş
Hydatid disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid cysts are commonly located in the liver and lungs. The occurrence of pancreatic hydatid cysts is very rare, even in endemic areas. Sinistral portal hypertension, which is rarely seen, occurs when a pathological process causes splenic vein occlusion. A 26-year-old male patient presented with abdominal pain. He had a history of operation for hydatid cyst of the lung 15 years ago. A left thoracotomy incision scar was observed during his physical examination...
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317372/pancreas-ductal-adenocarcinoma-with-cystic-features-on-cross-sectional-imaging-radiologic-pathologic-correlation
#3
Seo Yeon Youn, Sung Eun Rha, Eun Sun Jung, In Seok Lee
Most pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAs) show solid growth pattern, but ductal adenocarcinomas may demonstrate intratumoral cystic appearance or accompany peritumoral non-neoplastic cystic lesions, thus mimicking cystic pancreatic tumors on imaging studies. The histopathologic findings for PDA with cystic feature are divided into neoplastic and non-neoplastic cysts. Neoplastic cystic changes include large-duct type cysts (microcystic appearance), neoplastic mucin cysts (macrocystic appearance), colloid carcinomas (mucinous noncystic adenocarcinomas), and degenerative cystic change usually caused by hemorrhagic necrosis of tumor...
January 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309781/technical-feasibility-diagnostic-yield-and-safety-of-micro-forceps-biopsies-during-eus-evaluation-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-with-video
#4
Chetan Mittal, Joshua C Obuch, Hazem Hammad, Steven A Edmundowicz, Sachin Wani, Raj J Shah, Brian C Brauer, Augustin R Attwell, Jeffrey B Kaplan, Mihir S Wagh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Through-the-needle micro forceps are a recent addition to the EUS armamentarium for evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). The main aim of this study was to assess the technical feasibility, diagnostic yield and safety of EUS-guided micro forceps biopsy for PCLs. METHODS: Our electronic endoscopy database was queried to identify patients who underwent EUS-FNA of PCLs and micro forceps biopsies, during the same procedure. The wall of the cyst was biopsied with the micro forceps through the 19-gauge needle and cyst fluid was collected for cytology, and CEA levels...
January 5, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296236/combined-microrna-and-mrna-microfluidic-taqman-array-cards-for-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy-of-multiple-types-of-pancreatico-biliary-tumors-in-fine-needle-aspiration-material
#5
Thomas M Gress, Ludwig Lausser, Lyn-Rouven Schirra, Lisa Ortmüller, Ramona Diels, Bo Kong, Christoph W Michalski, Thilo Hackert, Oliver Strobel, Nathalia A Giese, Miriam Schenk, Rita T Lawlor, Aldo Scarpa, Hans A Kestler, Malte Buchholz
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) continues to carry the lowest survival rates among all solid tumors. A marked resistance against available therapies, late clinical presentation and insufficient means for early diagnosis contribute to the dismal prognosis. Novel biomarkers are thus required to aid treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes. We describe here a multi-omics molecular platform that allows for the first time to simultaneously analyze miRNA and mRNA expression patterns from minimal amounts of biopsy material on a single microfluidic TaqMan Array card...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289465/investigating-the-role-of-transcription-factors-of-pancreas-development-in-pancreatic-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Ahmad Abu Turab Naqvi, Gulam Mustafa Hasan, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the seventh most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide that kills more than 300,000 people every year. Prognosis of PC is very poor with a five-year survival rate about 5%. The most common and highly observed type of PC is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). It is preceded by the progression of precursor lesions such as Pancreatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PanIN), Intraductal Papillary Neoplasm (IPMN) and Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm (MCN). PanIN is the most common among these premalignant lesions...
December 24, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288277/new-guidelines-for-use-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-for-evaluation-and-risk-stratification-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-may-be-too-conservative
#7
Nadav Sahar, Anthony Razzak, Zaheer S Kanji, David L Coy, Richard Kozarek, Andrew S Ross, Michael Gluck, Michael Larsen, Shayan Irani, S Ian Gan
BACKGROUND: The role of EUS in managing asymptomatic pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) remains unresolved. We retrospectively evaluated EUS in risk stratification of PCLs when adhering to the most recent AGA guidelines. METHODS: Asymptomatic PCLs that were evaluated by EUS from January 2014 to December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed including associated cytology, fluid analysis, and relevant surgical pathology. Cross-sectional imaging reports were reviewed blindly by an expert radiologist using AGA risk stratification terminology...
December 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281757/short-term-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreatic-enucleation-a-single-center-experience-of-142-patients
#8
Xing Wang, Chun-Lu Tan, Hao Zhang, Yong-Hua Chen, Min Yang, Neng-Wen Ke, Xu-Bao Liu
BACKGROUND: Enucleation is increasingly used for benign or low-grade pancreatic neoplasms. Enucleation preserves the pancreatic parenchyma as well as decreases the risk of long-term endocrine and exocrine dysfunction, but may be associated with a higher rate of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). The aim of this study was to assess short-term outcomes, in particular, POPF. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from all 142 patients who underwent pancreatic enucleation between 2009 and 2014 in our institution were analyzed...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273451/loss-of-pten-and-activation-of-kras-synergistically-induce-formation-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasia-from-pancreatic-ductal-cells-in-mice
#9
Janel L Kopp, Claire L Dubois, David F Schaeffer, Atefeh Samani, Farnaz Taghizadeh, Robert W Cowan, Andrew D Rhim, Bangyan L Stiles, Mark Valasek, Maike Sander
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasias (IPMN) are precancerous cystic lesions that can develop into pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs). These large macroscopic lesions are frequently detected during medical imaging, but it is unclear how they form or progress to PDAC. We aimed to identify cells that form IPMNs and mutations that promote IPMN development and progression. METHODS: We generated mice with disruption of Pten specifically in ductal cells (Sox9CreERT2;Ptenflox/flox;R26RYFP or PtenΔDuct/ΔDuct mice) and used PtenΔDuct/+ and Pten+/+ mice as controls...
December 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258825/role-of-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-in-predicting-the-grade-of-nonfunctional-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#10
F Kulali, A Semiz-Oysu, M Demir, M Segmen-Yilmaz, Y Bukte
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings including diffusion-weighted MRI of nonfunctional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) and their hepatic metastases, and investigate the relationships between MRI features and histopathological findings for each grade of PanNETs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 patients were included. There were 14 men and 16 women with a mean age of 61.60±11 (SD) years (range: 31-81years)...
December 16, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241452/pancreatic-schwannoma-a-case-report-and-an-updated-40-year-review-of-the-literature-yielding-68-cases
#11
Yuntong Ma, Bingqi Shen, Yingmei Jia, Yanji Luo, Yisu Tian, Zhi Dong, Wei Chen, Zi-Ping Li, Shi-Ting Feng
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic schwannoma is a rare tumor. Preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic schwannoma is challenging due to its tendency to mimic other lesions of the pancreas. We describe a case of pancreatic schwannoma and present a review of the cases currently reported in the English literature to identify characteristics of pancreatic schwannoma on imaging. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old male presented with a history of intermittent periumbilical abdominal pain and lower back pain for 1 week...
December 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237476/giant-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-with-predominantly-cystic-changes-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Liying Wang, Libin Liu, Zhaohui Liu, Yueli Tian, Zhe Lin
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) rarely present with predominantly cystic changes. Here, we report a case of giant GIST of the stomach with predominantly cystic changes in a 74-year-old female patient. CASE PRESENTATION: The tumor was 10 cm × 15 cm in size and positive for CD117, H-caldesmon, and DOG-1. Complete surgical resection was performed without regional lymphadenectomy. The patient recovered uneventfully and no recurrence occurred...
December 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218653/differential-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-epidermoid-cyst-without-a-solid-component-residual-splenic-tissue-vs-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm
#13
Kousei Ishigami, Akihiro Nishie, Hiroyuki Irie, Yoshiki Asayama, Yasuhiro Ushijima, Yukihisa Takayama, Daisule Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Takao Ohtsuka, Tetsuhide Ito, Naoki Mochidome, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to clarify whether there are differences in imaging findings between pancreatic epidermoid cyst (EDC) without a solid component (residual splenic tissue) and mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of histologically proven EDC (eight cases) and MCN (20 cases). CT and MRI findings were compared on the following imaging findings: the shape of the cystic lesions and the presence or absence of septum, calcification, and high-intensity fluid on T1- and diffusion-weighted images (b factor = 1000)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213025/-a-case-of-non-invasive-ipmc-with-fibrotic-lesion-like-tubular-complex
#14
Yasuaki Abe, Kenji Kimura, Hiromune Shimamura, Kazunori Takeda, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Junko Sakurada, Kazuyuki Ishida, Katsuaki Ukai
A 73-year-old man was incidentally diagnosed with a cystic lesion in the pancreatic body. Ultrasonography, abdominal computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopic ultrasound were performed, and a nodule was detected in the cystic lesion along with an irregularity of the main pancreatic duct. An initial diagnosis of a mixed-type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm was made, and a central pancreatectomy was performed. However, the final diagnosis was altered to non-invasive intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma (IPMC)...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212476/the-role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-children-with-pancreatobiliary-and-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-single-center-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Alessandro Fugazza, Barbara Bizzarri, Federica Gaiani, Marco Manfredi, Alessia Ghiselli, Pellegrino Crafa, Maria Clotilde Carra, Nicola de'Angelis, Gian Luigi de'Angelis
BACKGROUND: The role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the management of pancreatobiliary and digestive diseases is well established in adults, but it remains limited in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and clinical impact of EUS use in children. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired database of consecutive pediatric (< 18 years) patients presenting an indication for EUS for pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal disorders...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193477/outcomes-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-pancreatic-fnac-diagnosis-for-solid-and-cystic-lesions-at-manchester-royal-infirmary-based-upon-the-papanicolaou-society-of-cytopathology-pancreaticobiliary-terminology-classification-scheme
#16
P K Wright, D A Shelton, M R Holbrook, S A Thiryayi, N Narine, D Slater, D N Rana
OBJECTIVE: To compare endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-FNAC diagnosis of pancreatic lesions with patient outcome based upon the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology pancreaticobiliary terminology classification scheme diagnostic categories: Panc 1 (non-diagnostic); Panc 2 (negative for malignancy/neoplasia); Panc 3 (atypical); Panc 4B (neoplastic, benign); Panc 4O (neoplastic, other); Panc 5 (suspicious of malignancy); and Panc 6 (positive/malignant). METHODS: All EUS-FNA pancreas specimens taken at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2015 were prospectively classified according to the above scheme at the time of cytology reporting and data recorded prospectively...
November 29, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191273/rare-tumors-and-lesions-of-the-pancreas
#17
REVIEW
John A Stauffer, Horacio J Asbun
There are a few entities that account for most solid and cystic masses of the pancreas. The pancreas harbors a wide array of diseases, including adenocarcinoma, and its variants, such as anaplastic and adenosquamous carcinoma. Other neoplasms include acinar cell carcinoma, solid pseudopapillary tumor, and sarcomas. Benign lesions include hamartomas, hemangiomas, lymphangioma, and plasmacytoma. Isolated metastases include renal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and other carcinomas. Benign inflammatory conditions, such as autoimmune pancreatitis and groove pancreatitis can also mimic solid neoplasms of the pancreas...
February 2018: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191271/incidental-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-cystic-or-premalignant-lesions-of-the-pancreas-the-case-for-aggressive-management
#18
REVIEW
Alexander T El Gammal, Jakob R Izbicki
Incidental cystic intrapancreatic lesions are daily findings in abdominal radiology. The discovery of incidental pancreatic lesions is increasingly common with technologic diagnostic advancements. This article provides a perspective and guideline on the clinical management of incidental intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms and cystic or premalignant lesions of the pancreas.
February 2018: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189063/classification-morphology-molecular-pathogenesis-and-outcome-of-premalignant-lesions-of-the-pancreas
#19
REVIEW
Meredith E Pittman, Rema Rao, Ralph H Hruban
CONTEXT: - Invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has a greater than 90% mortality rate at 5 years. Understanding noninvasive, curable precursor lesions gives us the best hope for reducing mortality from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The 3 pancreatic precursor lesions that have been well studied include intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, mucinous cystic neoplasm, and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia. OBJECTIVE: - To give an update on the latest clinical, molecular, and pathologic advances in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, mucinous cystic neoplasm, and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia for the general surgical pathologist...
December 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187489/pancreatic-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-communicating-with-main-pancreatic-duct-an-unrecognized-presentation-of-pancreatic-mucinous-neoplasm
#20
Weixun Zhou, Trustin Saam, Yihua Zhou, Jose Trevino, Xiuli Liu, Dengfeng Cao, Jinping Lai
Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are two well recognized entities of precursor cystic lesions of pancreatic duct adenocarcinoma. The characteristic features of MCNs are the lined mucinous epithelium with underlying ovarian-type stroma, but without communication with the ducts, while that for IPMNs are the communication with the ducts but without the underlying ovarian-type stroma. Here we report a case of MCN communicating with the main pancreatic duct in a 68-year-old woman...
December 2017: Anticancer Research
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