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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675365/extension-of-hepatic-resection-ameliorates-survival-in-patients-with-type-iiia-or-iiib-klatskin-tumors-despite-surgical-complications
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Radu Razvan Scurtu, George Dindelegan, Vasile Bintintan, Radu Drasovean, Raluca Apostu, Constantin Ciuce
Background: Major hepatectomies for hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC) are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. We aimed to evaluate how and if surgical complications related to extended hepatectomies for HC type III and IV according to Bismuth-Corlette classification influence patients long-term survival. Methods: The files of all patients with major hepatectomy for HC and postoperative complications were retrospectively reviewed. Only patients with a complete postoperative follow up have be taken into account for the study...
May 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603094/liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-incidental-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cholangiocarcinoma-and-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-a-single-center-experience
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Mohammed Elshamy, Naftali Presser, Abdulrahman Y Hammad, Daniel J Firl, Christopher Coppa, John Fung, Federico N Aucejo
BACKGROUND: Reports of liver transplantation (LT) in patients with mixed hepatocellular carcinoma/cholangiocarcinoma (HCC/CC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) are modest and have been mostly retrospective after pathological categorization in the setting of presumed HCC. Some studies suggest that patients undergoing LT with small and unifocal ICC or mixed HCC/CC can achieve about 40%-60% 5-year post-transplant survival. The study aimed to report our experience in patients undergoing LT with explant pathology revealing HCC/CC and ICC...
June 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588786/isolated-brain-metastases-prior-to-locoregional-recurrence-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#3
Zhimin Yu, Junyao Xu, Jie Wang
Isolated brain metastases prior to locoregional recurrence from hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) following curative resection are an extremely rare event. Very few reports regarding brain metastasis prior to locoregional recurrence following curative resection have been published due to the fact that to differentiate brain metastases from HCCA recurrence is challenging, particular in the early stages, since the neurological findings of brain metastasis are occult and subtle. Any patient with HCCA who has undergone radical resection and subsequently presented with a further onset of neurological symptoms should be evaluated for brain involvement...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484084/can-preoperative-and-postoperative-ca19-9-levels-predict-survival-and-early-recurrence-in-patients-with-resectable-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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Jun-Ke Wang, Hai-Jie Hu, Anuj Shrestha, Wen-Jie Ma, Qin Yang, Fei Liu, Nan-Sheng Cheng, Fu-Yu Li
BACKGROUND: To investigate the predictive values of preoperative and postoperative serum CA19-9 levels on survival and other prognostic factors including early recurrence in patients with resectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, increased preoperative and postoperative CA19-9 levels in the light of different cut-off points (37, 100, 150, 200, 400, 1000 U/ml) were significantly associated with poor survival outcomes, of which the cut-off point of 150 U/ml showed the strongest predictive value (both P < 0...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420643/isolated-implant-metastasis-in-chest-wall-due-to-seeding-of-transpleurally-placed-ptbd-catheter-tract-in-a-case-of-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#5
Shibojit Talukder, Arunanshu Behera, Cherring Tandup, Suvradeep Mitra
Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) catheter site metastasis in cases of cholangiocarcinoma is reported sporadically. But it is unusual to see left-sided tumour metastasising to the right PTBD catheter site. Metastasis, in general, has a poor prognosis, but recurrence along the catheter tract in the absence of other systemic diseases can be a different scenario altogether. To date, there is no consensus on the management of this form of metastasis. But carefully selected patients can benefit from aggressive surgical resection...
April 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302003/liver-transplant-for-nonhepatocellular-carcinoma-malignancy
#6
Nihan Haberal Reyhan
Liver transplant is now an acceptable and effective treatment for specific nonhepatocellular malignancies. Worldwide, hilar cholangiocarcinoma accounts for 3% of all primary gastrointestinal malignancies and for 10% of primary hepatobiliary malignancies. For patients who have early-stage, unresectable cholangiocarcinoma, liver transplant preceded by neoadjuvant radiotherapy can result in tumor-free margins, accomplish a radical resection, and treat the underlying primary sclerosing cholangitis when present...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238541/igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis-overlapping-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-report-of-a-case
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Hongyan Li, Li Sun, David R Brigstock, Lina Qi, Runping Gao
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) is the biliary manifestation of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) but the presence of IgG4-SC in the porta hepatis is difficult to differentiate from hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA). IgG4-related autoimmune hepatitis (IgG4-related AIH) is extremely rare and it is not fully clear whether IgG4-related AIH is a hepatic manifestation of IgG4-RD or a subtype of AIH. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a rare case of a 52-year-old male who was admitted with obstructive jaundice and itchy skin...
May 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133337/-a-case-of-peritoneal-dissemination-of-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-presenting-with-hematuria-six-years-after-radical-surgery
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Noriaki Koizumi, Yuen Nakase, Hiroki Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Takagi, Kanehisa Fukumoto
A 76-year-old man underwent radical surgery for Stage IV a hilar cholangiocarcinoma in July 2009, and had been followed at an outpatient clinic. Although no apparent recurrent lesion was detected by PET/CT examination, an elevated CA19-9 level was found in January 2014. He was then started on the oral anticancer drug S-1. However, his CA19-9 level increased gradually. The patient presented to a urological department with a complaint of macrohematuria in May 2015. Detailed examination revealed a mass lesion at the top of the urinary bladder, which was suspected to be peritoneal dissemination of the known hilar cholangiocarcinoma invading the urinary bladder wall...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919853/endoscopic-bilateral-stent-in-stent-placement-for-malignant-hilar-obstruction-using-a-large-cell-type-stent
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Jin Myung Park, Sang Hyub Lee, Kwang Hyun Chung, Dong Kee Jang, Ji Kon Ryu, Yong-Tae Kim, Jae Min Lee, Woo Hyun Paik
BACKGROUND: Bilateral stent-in-stent (SIS) self-expandable metal stent placement is technically challenging for palliation of unresectable malignant hilar obstruction. In the SIS technique, the uniform large cell type biliary stent facilitates contralateral stent deployment through the mesh of the first metallic stent. This study aimed to assess the technical success and clinical effectiveness of this technique with a uniform large cell type biliary stent. METHODS: Thirty-one patients who underwent bilateral SIS placement using a large cell type stent were reviewed retrospectively...
December 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852277/right-hepatectomy-for-a-detoured-left-hepatic-artery-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-report-of-a-rare-but-rational-resection
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Chun-Yi Tsai, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Tomoki Ebata, Takashi Mizuno, Yuzuru Kamei, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: Curative hepatectomy with bile duct resection is the treatment for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. A locally advanced tumor necessitates hepatectomy with simultaneous vascular resection, and reconstruction remains an obstacle for surgeons. Studies have focused on the variations of hepatic arteries. Nevertheless, the anatomical alignment of the portal veins, bile ducts, and hepatic arteries are equally critical in surgical planning of curative resection for advanced tumors. We have reported promising outcomes of hepatectomy with simultaneous resection and reconstruction of the hepatic artery...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829277/surgical-management-of-biliary-tract-cancers
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REVIEW
Mark Fairweather, Vinod P Balachandran, Michael I D'Angelica
Biliary tract cancers (BTC) are aggressive gastrointestinal malignancies that are associated with a poor prognosis. This rare group of tumors includes cancers of the gallbladder, intrahepatic, and extrahepatic biliary tree. Chronic inflammatory processes such as cholelithiasis and chronic bacterial infection of the biliary system remain the most common underlying risk factor although most cases occur sporadically. The majority of patients present with advanced disease accompanied by nonspecific symptoms, making BTCs a therapeutic challenge for clinicians...
October 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784337/bile-duct-carcinoma-recurrence-in-the-papillary-region-in-a-long-term-survivor-of-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-a-case-report
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D Buchner, U Drebber, D H Chang, D L Stippel
BACKGROUND: Because of its high rate of early recurrence and its poor prognosis, long-term survival after cholangiocarcinoma is rare; therefore, only limited information on patients surviving more than 5 years after surgical therapy is available. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 57-year-old white man who developed a distal bile duct carcinoma 9 years after curative surgical therapy of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. He had undergone a right lobe hemihepatectomy 11 years ago...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686472/is-intraoperative-frozen-section-analysis-of-the-proximal-bile-ducts-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-of-limited-value
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Wen-Jie Ma, Anuj Shrestha, Fu-Yu Li
Mantel et al. showed that the use of intraoperative frozen section analysis of the proximal bile ducts has a limited contribution in obtaining secondary R0 resections and final resection status had no impact on recurrence rate in hilar cholangiocarcinoma. However, the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of intraoperative frozen section analysis were determined by the specific pathologic features of the tumor and the different experienced pathologists in different pathology laboratories. It has been demonstrated that tumor-free resection margin (R0) is the most prognostic factor for survival, as well as the only factor that can be modified by the surgeons...
October 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554220/-primary-biliary-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-mimicking-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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Seungha Hwang, Tae Jun Song, Seol So, Min Kyung Jeon, Eun Hye Oh, Byoung Soo Kwon, Sujong An, Myung Hwan Kim
Primary biliary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is extremely rare. We report a case of primary biliary MALT lymphoma with obstructive jaundice diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy, without surgical intervention. Obstructive jaundice was relieved by endoscopic drainage and endoscopic biopsy was done simultaneously during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Unnecessary surgical intervention can be avoided after pathological confirmation of lymphoma. The patient received radiotherapy, and is alive without any evidence of recurrence or biliary obstruction...
August 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27410028/comparative-clinicopathological-study-of-biliary-intraductal-papillary-neoplasms-and-papillary-cholangiocarcinomas
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Kohei Fujikura, Takumi Fukumoto, Tetsuo Ajiki, Kyoko Otani, Maki Kanzawa, Masayuki Akita, Masahiro Kido, Yonson Ku, Tomoo Itoh, Yoh Zen
AIMS: The aim of this study was to achieve a better definition of intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct (IPNBs). METHODS AND RESULTS: Biliary tumours that showed predominantly intraductal papillary growth were provisionally classified as IPNBs (n = 25) and papillary cholangiocarcinomas (n = 27). IPNB was defined as a neoplasm that is confined to the epithelium or is regularly arranged in a high-papillary architecture along thin fibrovascular stalks, whereas the term 'papillary cholangiocarcinoma' was used for tumours with more complex papillary structures (e...
December 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27343073/mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-malt-lymphoma-as-an-unusual-cause-of-malignant-hilar-biliary-stricture-a-case-report-with-literature-review
#16
REVIEW
Yong Keun Park, Jee Eun Choi, Woon Yong Jung, Sung Kyu Song, Jong In Lee, Chul-Woon Chung
BACKGROUND: Biliary strictures at the hilum of the liver arise from heterogeneous etiologies. The majority is malignant entities, but some may have benign etiologies. It is difficult to distinguish between malignant and benign biliary strictures preoperatively. It has been reported that 5~15 % of preoperative diagnoses of hilar cholangiocarcinoma turn out to be benign lesions or even other types of malignancies. Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the extrahepatic bile duct is very rare, with only a few cases reported as mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma arising from the hepatic duct bifurcation...
June 24, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27206402/actual-long-term-survival-outcome-of-403-consecutive-patients-with-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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Mee Joo Kang, Jin-Young Jang, Jihoon Chang, Yong Chan Shin, Dooho Lee, Hong Beom Kim, Sun-Whe Kim
BACKGROUND: Despite aggressive surgical resection, prognosis of patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma is still unsatisfactory. There were limited data about actual long-term survival outcome. This study was designed to explore actual long-term survival outcome of hilar cholangiocarcinoma after surgical treatment, and to investigate the characteristics of patients with actual long-term survival. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 403 consecutive patients with at least 5-year follow-up after surgical treatment for hilar cholangiocarcinoma at Seoul National University Hospital between 1991 and 2010...
October 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27194255/robotic-radical-resection-for-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-perioperative-and-long-term-outcomes-of-an-initial-series
#18
Yinzhe Xu, Hongguang Wang, Webin Ji, Maosheng Tang, Hao Li, Jianjun Leng, Xuan Meng, Jiahong Dong
BACKGROUND: Radical resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCa) is one of the most challenging abdominal procedures. Robotic-assisted approach is gaining popularity in hepatobiliary surgery but scarcely tried in the management of HCa. We herein report our initial experience of robotic radical resection for HCa. METHODS: Between May 2009 and October 2012, 10 patients underwent fully robotic-assisted radical resection for HCa in a single institute. The perioperative and long-term outcomes were analyzed and compared with a contemporaneous 32 patients undergoing traditional open surgery...
July 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27111031/prognostic-significance-of-tie2-expressing-monocytes-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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Georgi Atanasov, Hans-Michael Hau, Corinna Dietel, Christian Benzing, Felix Krenzien, Andreas Brandl, Julianna P Englisch, Georg Wiltberger, Katrin Schierle, Simon C Robson, Anja Reutzel-Selke, Sven Jonas, Andreas Pascher, Johann Pratschke, Moritz Schmelzle
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Angiopoietins (Angs) play a pivotal role in angiogenesis and inflammation, and are associated with prognosis in malignancies. Monocyte express Ang-receptor TIE2 and correlate with prognosis in cancer. We aimed to investigate the prognostic value of Angs and TIE2-expressing monocytes (TEMs) in cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: We analyzed surgically resected tumor specimens of hilar cholangiocarcinoma (n = 47) for distribution of Angs (Ang 1/Ang 2) and TEMs, as defined by co-expression of CD14 and Ang receptor TIE2...
July 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27055636/-isolated-igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis
#20
Xiaolei Liu, Zhiying Yang, Haidong Tan, Liguo Liu, Yongliang Sun, Shuang Si, Li Xu, Wenying Zhou, Jia Huang
OBJECTIVE: To report five cases of isolated IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IAC) and to summarize their clinical characteristics and the differential diagnosis. METHOD: The clinical data of five patients with isolated IAC were retrospectively analyzed, including laboratory tests, imaging examination and liver pathology. Their treatment and prognosis were also discussed. RESULTS: All five patients had no history of pancreatitis. All five patients presented with jaundice and three of them had fluctuant jaundice...
March 15, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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