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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285962/the-erk-mapk-pathway-is-overexpressed-and-activated-in-gallbladder-cancer
#1
Kurt Buchegger, Ramón Silva, Jaime López, Carmen Ili, Juan Carlos Araya, Pamela Leal, Priscilla Brebi, Ismael Riquelme, Juan Carlos Roa
Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a highly fatal disease with poor prognosis and few therapeutic alternatives. Molecular profiling has revealed that the deregulation in the ERK/MAPK signaling pathway plays a crucial role in many disease and malignancies, including GBC. The aim of this study was to measure the expression of ERK1/2 and p-ERK1/2 in a population with high GBC-related mortality, such as the Chilean population, and characterize the protein expression of this ERK/MAPK pathway in seven GBC cell lines. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for ERK1/2 and p-ERK1/2 was performed in 123 GBC tissues and 37 chronic cholecystitis (CC) tissues...
February 24, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251014/primary-pure-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-gallbladder-locally-invading-the-liver-duodenum-and-stomach-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Aldrin C Alpuerto, Maximo E Mora, R Jonathan Robitsek, Sebastian D Schubl
Primary pure squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the gallbladder is an exceptionally rare type of tumor that comprises only 1% of all gallbladder cancer. SCC of the gallbladder portends a worse prognosis than the more common adenocarcinoma variant because of its aggressive invasion to local structures and because it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Owing to its rarity, diagnosis and management can be challenging. Herein, we present the case of a 75-year-old female complaining of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168387/effective-laparoscopic-management-lymph-node-dissection-for-gallbladder-cancer
#3
Eduardo A Vega, Suguru Yamashita, Yun Shin Chun, Michael Kim, Jason B Fleming, Matthew H Katz, Ching-Wei Tzeng, Kanwal P Raghav, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Jeffrey E Lee, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: Part of optimal prognostication of gallbladder cancer is optimal lymph node staging. (1,2) Accurate laparoscopic lymph node staging is dependent on a systematic approach to sampling N1 and N2 lymph node stations. (3) Stations with the highest risk of involvement are 12a, b, p and c, 13 and 16, as well as 8 and 9. (4) PATIENT: A 59-year-old man underwent stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia. Thirty-nine days later he developed acute cholecystitis, which was managed with a cholecystostomy tube...
February 6, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160038/biliary-and-pancreatic-complications-of-molecular-targeted-therapies-in-cancer-imaging
#4
REVIEW
Francesco Alessandrino, Katherine M Krajewski, Sree Harsha Tirumani, Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, Jyothi P Jagannathan, Nikhil H Ramaiya, Donald N Di Salvo
The purpose of this review is to familiarize radiologists with the different imaging manifestations of biliary and pancreatic toxicity of molecular targeted therapies. The advent of molecular targeted therapies for cancer treatment has prompted radiologists to be familiar with these new molecules, their patterns of response, and their class-specific toxicities. While liver and bowel toxicities have been extensively reported in literature, less is known about the pathogenesis and imaging of toxicity involving the pancreatobiliary system...
February 3, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154944/analysis-of-gallstone-disease-after-gastric-cancer-surgery
#5
Tsung-Jung Liang, Shiuh-Inn Liu, Yu-Chia Chen, Po-Min Chang, Wei-Chun Huang, Hong-Tai Chang, I-Shu Chen
BACKGROUND: The incidence rate of newly developed gallstone disease after gastrectomy for gastric cancer is thought to be higher than that in the general population. However, the presentation and management of these gallstones remain under debate, and the role of prophylactic cholecystectomy remains questionable. METHODS: Data on adult patients who were diagnosed with gastric cancer and received gastrectomy between 2000 and 2011 were extracted from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
February 2, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133236/-a-case-of-gallbladder-carcinoma-and-breast-cancer-associated-with-pancreaticobiliary-maljunction
#6
Takeshi Hijikawa, Hiroaki Kitade, Hidesuke Yanagida, Masanori Yamada, Noriko Sueoka, Aiko Ueda, Yu Tsubota, Daigo Yamamoto, Kazuhiko Yoshioka, Masanori Kon
We report a case of gallbladder cancer and right breast cancer associated with pancreaticobiliary maljunction.The patient was a 74-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain due to cholecystitis.Abdominal CT detected a gallbladder tumor and right breast tumor.Enhanced CT and MRCP examination revealed gallbladder cancer and right breast cancer associated with pancreaticobiliary maljunction.We performed a gallbladder bed resection, bile duct resection, and right total mastectomy.The histopathological diagnosis of the gallbladder was moderately tubular adenocarcinoma and that of the breast tumor was scirrhous carcinoma...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133072/-clinicopathological-study-of-incidental-gallbladder-cancer-diagnosed-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#7
Yoshito Tomimaru, Kozo Noguchi, Hirotsugu Nagase, Atsushi Hamabe, Masashi Hirota, Kazuteru Oshima, Tsukasa Tanida, Tomono Kawase, Shunji Morita, Hiroshi Imamura, Takashi Iwazawa, Kenzo Akagi, Keizo Dono
The aim of this study was to clarify the clinicopathological characteristics of incidental gallbladder cancer(iGBC)diagnosed after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A total of 33 patients diagnosed with iGBC were enrolled in this study, and their clinicopathological characteristics were investigated. Preoperative diagnoses were as follows: cholelithiasis in 16 patients, polypoid lesions in 8, cholecystitis in 7, and adenomyomatosis in 2. Depth of mural invasion of iGBC was M in 14 cases, MP in 3, SS in 12, and deeper than SS in 4...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133069/-radical-resection-of-ct3a-gallbladder-cancer-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#8
Nobuhiko Ueda, Yoritaka Fujii, Seiko Miura, Jun Fujita, Daisuke Kaida, Yasuto Tomita, Toshio Ohnishi, Hiroshi Funaki, Hideto Fujita, Shinichi Kinami, Yasuharu Nakano, Takeo Kosaka
We report a case of a radical resection of cT3a gallbladder cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC). A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a chief complaint of right hypochondralgia.Imaging findings were consistent with acute cholecystitis with a stone at the neck of the gallbladder, and advanced gallbladder cancer with infiltration into segments 4 and 5 from the fundus of the gallbladder, Gfb, cT3a(liver), cN1(8a), cM0, cStage III B, was diagnosed on staging laparoscopy. The patient received 3 courses of GEM plus CDDP NAC...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105184/il-1%C3%AE-promotes-proliferation-and-migration-of-gallbladder-cancer-cells-via-twist-activation
#9
Runsheng Guo, Yiyu Qin, Peidong Shi, Jinbi Xie, Ming Chou, Yueyu Chen
Increasing evidence has revealed a correlation between chronic inflammation and gallbladder cancer (GBC). However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain to be elucidated. In the present study, secretion of interleukin (IL)-1β was examined in tissues of GBC, chronic cholecystitis and normal gallbladder, as well as in the supernatant of GBC-SD, SGC996 and HIBEpiC cells. The effect of IL-1β on the proliferation and migration of GBC cell lines was also evaluated. In addition, the role of Twist in IL-1β-induced proliferation of GBC cells was also studied...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073581/acute-cholecystitis-chronic-cholecystitis-or-gallbladder-cancer
#10
Virginia Gómez Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Alba Mesa, Luis Piñero González, Andrzej L Komorowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002540/gallbladder-carcinoma-a-rare-cause-of-pyloric-duodenal-stenosis
#11
Zizi Niculescu, Victoria Ulmeanu, Mihaela Maria Ghinea, Liliana Mocanu, Costin Niculescu, Mircea Grigorian
Pyloric duodenal stenosis is usually caused by pyloric, juxtapyloric or duodenal ulcer, or by postbulbar ulcer. Gallbladder cancer (GBC), duodenal diverticula, annular pancreas and superior mesenteric artery syndrome (Wilkie's syndrome) are rare causes of pyloric duodenal stenosis. The case of a 66-year-old female patient is presented. The patient was admitted to hospital presenting anorexia, repeated alimentary vomiting, epigastric pain, and weight loss. Objective clinical examination upon admission: clapotage à jeun is present, triggered by tapping the epigastric region...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896408/is-routine-prophylactic-cholecystectomy-necessary-during-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#12
Jun Kimura, Chikara Kunisaki, Ryo Takagawa, Hirochika Makino, Michio Ueda, Mitsuyoshi Ota, Mari Oba, Takashi Kosaka, Hirotoshi Akiyama, Itaru Endo
BACKGROUND: Performing routine prophylactic cholecystectomy during gastrectomy in gastric cancer patients has been controversial. The frequency of cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, and cholangitis after gastrectomy has not been reported for large patient populations, so we carried out this retrospective study to aid the assessment of the necessity for prophylactic cholecystectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed 969 patients with gastric cancer who underwent distal gastrectomies with Billroth I reconstructions (DG) or total gastrectomies with Roux-en-Y reconstructions (TG), preserving the gallbladder, between January 2000 and May 2012...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892720/association-between-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-nationwide-population-study
#13
Chih-Wei Tseng, Yu-Tso Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Ji-An Liang
BACKGROUND: The relationship between chronic pancreatitis (CP) and subsequent pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is not well understood. METHODS: We investigated the risk of PLA in patients with CP using inpatient claims data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program for the period 2000-2010. We identified 17,810 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP group) and 71,240 patients without CP (non-CP group). Both cohorts were followed until a diagnosis of PLA, until they were censored from the study because of loss to follow-up, death, or termination of insurance, or until the study cut-off date of 31 December 2011...
January 4, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874953/the-expression-of-b7-h3-and-b7-h4-in-human-gallbladder-carcinoma-and-their-clinical-implications
#14
C-L Liu, X-X Zang, H Huang, H Zhang, C Wang, Y-L Kong, H-Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of B7-H3 and B7-H4 and their clinical implications in human gallbladder carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expression of B7-H3 and B7-H4 in the 252 samples (126 cases of chronic cholecystitis and 126 cases of gallbladder cancer) was detected by the streptavidin-peroxidase immunohistochemical method, and their associations with tumor classification, clinical grade, and recurrence were assessed. RESULTS: In chronic cholecystitis tissue, B7-H3 and B7-H4 were not detected...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770143/-1-h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-nmr-based-serum-metabolomics-of-human-gallbladder-inflammation
#15
Raj Kumar Sharma, Kumudesh Mishra, Alvina Farooqui, Anu Behari, Vinay Kumar Kapoor, Neeraj Sinha
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: We present in this article (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolic approach to screen the serum metabolic alterations in human gallbladder inflammation with chronic cholecystitis (CC). MATERIAL/METHODS: Total of 71 human serum samples was divided into two groups, (n = 41, CC) and (n = 30 control). (1)H NMR metabolic profiling was carried out for investigation of metabolic alterations. Multivariate statistical analysis was applied for pattern recognition and identification of metabolites playing crucial role in gallbladder inflammation...
January 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769047/the-microrna-mir-33a-suppresses-il-6-induced-tumor-progression-by-binding-twist-in-gallbladder-cancer
#16
Mingdi Zhang, Wei Gong, Bin Zuo, Bingfeng Chu, Zhaohui Tang, Yong Zhang, Yong Yang, Di Zhou, Mingzhe Weng, Yiyu Qin, Mingzhe Ma, Alex Jiang, Fei Ma, Zhiwei Quan
Cytokine is a key molecular link between chronic inflammation and gallbladder cancer (GBC) progression. The potential mechanism of cytokine-associated modulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) expression in GBC progression is not fully understood. In this study, we investigated the biological effects and prognostic significance of interleukin-6 (IL-6) -induced miRNAs in the development of GBC. We identify that inflammatory cytokine, IL-6 promotes proliferation, migration, invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of GBC both in vitro and in vivo...
October 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747125/gallbladder-volvulus-in-a-patient-with-type-i-choledochal-cyst-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
George Younan, Max Schumm, Fadwa Ali, Kathleen K Christians
Introduction. Gallbladder volvulus is a rare, potentially fatal condition unless diagnosed and treated early. Choledochal cysts are rare congenital malformations of the biliary tree predisposing to different pathologies and posing the risk of degradation into cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer. Dealing with both diseases at once has not been published yet in the literature. Presentation of Case. We report a case of gallbladder volvulus in an elderly female who happened to have a concomitant type I choledochal cyst...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730536/acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-due-to-breast-cancer-metastasis-to-the-cystic-duct
#18
Masakazu Hashimoto, Kei Koide, Michinori Arita, Koji Kawaguchi, Masakazu Tokunaga, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Toshiyuki Iwamoto
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is a relatively rare disorder of the gallbladder. Breast cancer recurrence more than 10 years after curative surgery is also infrequent. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report a case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with right flank pain. Her medical history included a lumpectomy for cancer of the left breast 12 years prior. Laboratory tests showed a severe inflammatory reaction and mild liver function abnormalities...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648157/unexpected-gallbladder-cancer-surgical-strategies-and-prognostic-factors
#19
EDITORIAL
Gennaro Clemente
Gallbladder cancer is the most common tumor of the biliary tract and it is associated with a poor prognosis. Unexpected gallbladder cancer is a cancer incidentally discovered, as a surprise, at the histological examination after cholecystectomy for gallstones or other indications. It is a potentially curable disease, with an intermediate or good prognosis in most cases. An adequate surgical strategy is mandatory to improve the prognosis and an adjunctive radical resection may be required depending on the depth of invasion...
August 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609089/-persistent-elevation-of-ca-19-9-and-an-unexpected-finding-a-case-report
#20
Luis Manuel Souza-Gallardo, Mauricio de la Fuente-Lira, Roberto Galaso-Trujillo, José Luis Martínez-Ordaz
BACKGROUND: Tumour markers are substances produced by the tumour itself, or by the host in response to a tumour. These markers could be measured either in the blood or in body secretions. One of the most common tumour markers used in gastrointestinal diseases is Ca 19-9. It is the marker most used for pancreatic cancer, but can be elevated in many benign processes. Thus, it is not a specific marker. CLINICAL CASE: The case is presented of a male patient with 4 years of moderate abdominal pain, weight loss, and persistent elevation of Ca 19-9...
September 5, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
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