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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931109/giant-symptomatic-pancreatic-cyst-mimicking-a-malignant-tumor
#1
Lucas Souto Nacif, Joana Ferrer Fábrega, Rocío García Pérez, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cystic lesions found in the literature are estimated between 2.6-19.6%. These neoplasms are almost exclusively benign tumors, and rarely become malignant. The aim of this paper was to report a feasible total pancreatectomy with portal resection in a giant pancreatic serous cystadenoma mimicking a malignant tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 52-year-old female patient presented to us with a giant pancreatic cyst with unknown preoperative diagnosis and a secondary dilatation of the Wirsung duct, and unclear vascular invasion...
December 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926365/pancreatic-cytopathology
#2
REVIEW
Jennifer A Collins, Syed Z Ali, Christopher J VandenBussche
Pancreatic cytopathology, particularly through the use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA), has excellent specificity and sensitivity for the diagnosis of pancreatic lesions. Such diagnoses can help guide preoperative management of patients, provide prognostic information, and confirm diagnoses in patients who are not surgical candidates. Furthermore, FNA can be used to obtain cyst fluid for ancillary tests that can improve the diagnosis of cystic lesions. In this article, we describe the cytomorphological features and differential diagnoses of the most commonly encountered pancreatic lesions on FNA...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926360/pathology-of-pancreatic-cancer-precursor-lesions
#3
REVIEW
Michaël Noë, Lodewijk A A Brosens
To better understand pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and improve its prognosis, it is essential to understand its origins. This article describes the pathology of the 3 well-established pancreatic cancer precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, and mucinous cystic neoplasm. Each of these precursor lesions has unique clinical findings, gross and microscopic features, and molecular aberrations. This article focuses on histopathologic diagnostic criteria and reporting guidelines...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920649/hepatoid-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-case-report-next-generation-tumor-profiling-and-literature-review
#4
James M Chang, Nitin N Katariya, Dora M Lam-Himlin, Danielle J Haakinson, Ramesh K Ramanathan, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Mitesh J Borad, Rahul Pannala, Douglas Faigel, Adyr A Moss, Amit K Mathur
Fewer than 25 cases of hepatoid carcinoma of the pancreas have been reported in the literature. We present a case in a 61-year-old male with a remote history of Hodgkin's lymphoma and gastric neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia. On surveillance endoscopic ultrasound, an 8 × 5 mm cystic lesion was seen in the tail of the pancreas. MRI showed a focal pancreatic duct cut-off with mild ductal dilation. Fine needle aspiration was performed, which was concerning for acinar cell carcinoma. The patient underwent distal pancreatectomy and recovered uneventfully...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888870/latest-advances-in-pancreatic-tumours
#5
José Lariño Noia
Pancreatic cancer continues to have a bleak prognosis. Hardly any therapeutic advances have been made in the last few years and consequently most efforts have focused on preventing its development and on diagnosing precursor lesions. In this regard, the use of statins as a preventive factor and the implementation of screening programmes in high-risk patients are gaining ground. In the field of treatment, there is greater focus on the role of neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer and on a multimodal approach to the disease, with few advances in effective novel therapies...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875639/long-term-follow-up-of-small-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#6
Sirachat Vidhyarkorn, Surachate Siripongsakun, Jennifer Yu, James Sayre, Vatche M Agopian, Francisco Durazo, David S Lu
BACKGROUND: Incidental small pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) are often found on pre-operative imaging in patients undergoing orthotropic liver transplantation (OLT).While these are considered benign or of low malignant potential, the influence of immunosuppression after OLT may be of concern. The aim of this study was to observe the long term outcome of these small pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) in post OLT patients. METHODS: An institutional OLT database of 1,778 consecutive OLT patients from January 2000 to December 2010 was analyzed...
November 22, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875360/outcomes-after-conservative-endoscopic-and-surgical-treatment-of-groove-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review
#7
Liesbeth M Kager, Selma J Lekkerkerker, Marianna Arvanitakis, Myriam Delhaye, Paul Fockens, Marja A Boermeester, Jeanin E van Hooft, Marc G Besselink
BACKGROUND: Groove pancreatitis (GP) is a focal form of chronic pancreatitis affecting the paraduodenal groove area, for which consensus on diagnosis and management is lacking. GOALS: We performed a systematic review of the literature to determine patient characteristics and imaging features of GP and to evaluate clinical outcomes after treatment. RESULTS: Eight studies were included reporting on 335 GP patients with a median age of 47 years (range, 34 to 64 y), with 90% male, 87% smokers, and 87% alcohol consumption, and 47 months (range, 15 to 122 mo) of follow-up...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866871/endoscopic-ultrasound-of-pancreatic-tumors
#8
M Wangermez
Computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) are the two most effective techniques for the assessment of pancreatic cancers. CT has revolutionized the field of tumor imaging in pancreatic cancer and is now a well-established imaging technique for diagnosis and staging. However, EUS still plays an important role in several situations, especially when the diagnosis is uncertain or when histopathological confirmation of the lesion is needed. Similarly, regarding cystic lesions, magnetic resonance imaging and CT have very good performances but are often inadequate because the diagnosis can be difficult to establish, while the consequences for the patient are major...
December 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855482/study-of-the-expression-of-cathepsins-in-histological-material-from-pancreatic-lesions
#9
Juan F Martínez, José Ramón Aparicio, Gloria Peiró, Antonio Cabezas, Manuela Roger, Francisco Ruiz, Luís Compañy, Juan Antonio Casellas
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the expression levels of cathepsins in malignant and premalignant lesions. METHODS: We retrospectively included patients who underwent pancreatic surgery on pancreatic solid or cystic masses. The expression of cathepsin H, L, B and S was determined in both types of samples. Lesions were divided into three categories: malignant (pancreatic adenocarcinoma and malignant mucinous neoplasms), premalignant (mucinous neoplasms) and benign (other lesions)...
December 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853737/validation-of-diagnostic-characteristics-of-needle-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-in-differentiation-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions
#10
Somashekar G Krishna, Benjamin Swanson, Phil A Hart, Samer El-Dika, Jon P Walker, Sean T McCarthy, Ahmad Malli, Zarine K Shah, Darwin L Conwell
: Background and aims: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided needle-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (nCLE) characteristics of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) have been identified in studies where the gold standard surgical histopathology was available in a minority of patients. There are diverging reports of interobserver agreement (IOA) and paucity of intraobserver reliability (IOR). Thus, we sought to validate current EUS-nCLE criteria of PCLs in a larger consecutive series of surgical patients...
November 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852093/poorly-differentiated-pancreatic-carcinoma-with-sarcomatoid-differentiation-confocal-endomicroscopy-of-an-uncommon-pancreatic-cystic-lesion
#11
Feng Li, Samer El-Dika, Rohan M Modi, Wei Chen, Somashekar G Krishna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847657/rare-case-of-an-epithelial-cyst-in-an-intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-treated-by-robot-assisted-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy
#12
Willemijn P M van Dijck, Vincent P Groot, Lodewijk A A Brosens, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Maarten S van Leeuwen, I Quintus Molenaar
Epithelial cyst in an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (ECIPAS) is exceedingly rare with only 57 cases reported since the first publication in 1980. Comprehensive clinical and diagnostic features remain to be clarified. We present a case of ECIPAS in a 21-year-old Philippine woman who was admitted with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. A cystic lesion in the pancreatic tail was discovered and evaluated by computed tomography and magnetic resonance images. Based on clinical and radiological features a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm was suspected...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846136/prevalence-and-progression-of-pancreatic-cystic-precursor-lesions-differ-between-groups-at-high-risk-of-developing-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Ingrid C A W Konings, Femme Harinck, Jan-Werner Poley, Cora M Aalfs, Anja van Rens, Nanda C Krak, Anja Wagner, C Yung Nio, Rolf H Sijmons, Hendrik M van Dullemen, Frank P Vleggaar, Margreet G E M Ausems, Paul Fockens, Jeanin E van Hooft, Marco J Bruno
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of cystic pancreatic lesions and their natural behavior in 2 distinct high-risk groups for developing pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC): (1) carriers of a mutation that predisposes to PDAC and (2) individuals without a known gene mutation but with a family history of PDAC (familial pancreatic cancer [FPC]). METHODS: Pancreatic surveillance by annual magnetic resonance imaging and endoscopic ultrasound was performed in individuals with an estimated lifetime risk of developing PDAC of 10% or greater...
November 11, 2016: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835676/serum-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-in-differential-diagnosis-of-benign-and-malignant-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasms-a-meta-analysis
#14
Shaobo Cao, Ya Hu, Xiang Gao, Quan Liao, Yupei Zhao
BACKGROUND: Using serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) in discriminating between benign and malignant pancreatic disease remains controversial. We aim to evaluate the diagnostic value of serum CA 19-9 in predicting malignant pancreatic cystic lesions. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified through searching MEDLINE and EMBASE prior to March 2016. Studies were assessed for quality using the Quality Assessment for Studies of Diagnostic Accuracy, 2nd version (QUADAS-2)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824244/a-large-multicenter-study-of-recurrence-after-surgical-resection-of-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas
#15
Linda Yan, Ali A Siddiqui, Sobia Laique, Monica Saumoy, Michel Kahaleh, Joseph Yoo, Ankush Kalra, Arun Mathew, Jessica Sterling, Rema Rao, Michael Lieberman, Natalie Cosgrove
BACKGROUND: Surgery for pancreatic branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BDIPMN) is indicated for therapy of symptomatic patients and to prevent development of invasive cancer. There is currently no consensus on management of BD-IPMN patients after surgical resection. The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to determine the recurrence and long-term survival after surgical resection of BD-IPMN and to determine the predictive factors of recurrence. METHODS: All patients who underwent surgery for BD-IPMN from 2005 to 2011 at 2 centers were identified...
November 8, 2016: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807633/-pancreatic-acinar-neoplasms-comparative-molecular-characterization
#16
F Bergmann
Pancreatic acinar cell carcinomas are biologically aggressive neoplasms for which treatment options are very limited. The molecular mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression are largely not understood and precursor lesions have not yet been identified. In this study, pancreatic acinar cell carcinomas were cytogenetically characterized as well as by molecular and immunohistochemical analyses. Corresponding investigations were carried out on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms augmented by functional analyses...
November 2016: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803407/two-cases-of-an-epidermoid-cyst-developing-in-an-intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-identified-during-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
#17
Masakuni Fujii, Masao Yoshioka, Junji Shiode
Epidermoid cysts presenting within an intrapancreatic accessory spleen are rare non-neoplastic cysts typically occurring in the pancreatic tail. This entity is difficult to diagnose given there are many types of pancreatic neoplastic cysts. We herein describe two cases of an epidermoid cyst within an intrapancreatic accessory spleen for which we performed a resection by laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. Epidermoid cysts in an intrapancreatic accessory spleen should therefore be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic tail cystic lesions...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784976/anaplastic-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-case-report-and-literature-review-of-reported-cases-in-japan
#18
Sojun Hoshimoto, Junichi Matsui, Ryohei Miyata, Yutaka Takigawa, Jun Miyauchi
We report a case of a 64-year-old woman with anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas (ACP) with cyst formation and review 60 ACP cases reported in Japan. In 20% of cases, laboratory tests revealed severe anemia (hemoglobin level < 10.0 g/dL) and elevated leucocyte counts (> 12000/mm(3)), which were likely attributable to rapid tumor growth, intratumoral hemorrhage, and necrosis. Elevated serum CA19-9 levels were observed in 55% of cases. Cyst-like structures were observed on imaging in 47% of cases, and this finding appears to reflect subsequent cystic degeneration in the lesion...
October 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776046/can-serum-pancreatic-amylase-and-lipase-levels-be-used-as-diagnostic-markers-to-distinguish-between-patients-with-mucinous-cystic-lesions-of-the-pancreas-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#19
Raffaele Pezzilli, Gianvico Melzi dʼEril, Alessandra Barassi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the presence of pancreatic hyperenzymemia in patients with pancreatic cystic lesions as compared to other chronic diseases of the pancreas. METHODS: Ninety-one patients were studied: 32 had mucinous cystic lesions, 35 had chronic pancreatitis (CP), and 24 had pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Surgery was carried out in 10 of the 32 patients with mucinous cystic lesion (7 of them had severe dysplasia), in 5 patients with CP, and in 9 patients with PDAC...
October 2016: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760255/association-of-preoperative-risk-factors-with-malignancy-in-pancreatic-mucinous-cystic-neoplasms-a-multicenter-study
#20
Lauren M Postlewait, Cecilia G Ethun, Mia R McInnis, Nipun Merchant, Alexander Parikh, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, William Hawkins, Ryan C Fields, Matthew Strand, Sharon M Weber, Clifford S Cho, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles Scoggins, David Bentrem, Hong J Kim, Jacquelyn Carr, Syed Ahmad, Daniel E Abbott, Gregory C Wilson, David A Kooby, Shishir K Maithel
Importance: Pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) harbor malignant potential, and current guidelines recommend resection. However, data are limited on preoperative risk factors for malignancy (adenocarcinoma or high-grade dysplasia) occurring in the setting of an MCN. Objectives: To examine the preoperative risk factors for malignancy in resected MCNs and to assess outcomes of MCN-associated adenocarcinoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patients who underwent pancreatic resection of MCNs at the 8 academic centers of the Central Pancreas Consortium from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2014, were retrospectively identified...
October 19, 2016: JAMA Surgery
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