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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342263/surgical-pitfalls-of-jejunal-vein-anatomy-in-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Yoshiya Ishikawa, Daisuke Ban, Satoshi Matsumura, Yusuke Mitsunori, Takanori Ochiai, Atsushi Kudo, Shinji Tanaka, Minoru Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is the standard surgical procedure for treating pancreatic head cancers. Considerable knowledge of proximal jejunal and pancreatic vein anatomy is a prerequisite for performing PD surgery safely, yet there appear to be no detailed descriptions of first and second jejunal vein (J1V, J2V) anatomy available in the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Adults with hepatobiliary-pancreatic disease underwent multidetector-row computed tomography with intravenous contrast (n=155), and SYNAPSE 3D(®) (Fujifilm Medical, Tokyo, Japan) was used to generate 3D-CT images...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338114/molecular-analysis-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-receptors-in-eus-guided-samples-obtained-from-patients-with-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#2
Madalin Ionut Costache, Sevastita Iordache, Cornelia Alexandra Costache, Ene Dragos, Alexandru Dragos, Adrian Saftoiu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors (VEGF-R1 and VEGF-R2) are the most important angiogenesis stimulating factors in pancreatic cancer. This study aims to assess VEGF-R1 and VEGF-R2 gene expression in EUS-FNA samples and identify prognostic markers in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of prospectively collected data of 88 consecutive patients, with clinical and imaging suspicion of pancreatic neoplasms, based on samples obtained through endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA)...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337383/pancreatic-cancer-screening-in-different-risk-individuals-with-family-history-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#3
Ming-Chu Chang, Chih-Horng Wu, Shih-Hung Yang, Po-Chin Liang, Bang-Bin Chen, I-Shiow Jan, Yu-Ting Chang, Yung-Ming Jeng
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is usually diagnosed at advanced stage. Our aim was to investigate the risk of malignant and premalignant pancreatic lesions in individuals with family history of PC. Individuals at risk of PC were enrolled prospectively in a screening program in Taiwan. All risk individuals received genetic testing of cationic trypsinogen (PRSS1) gene and the serine protease inhibitor Kazal type 1 (SPINK1) gene. They were stratified into three risk groups (high, moderate, and low) based on the family history and genetic testing...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335509/novel-diagnostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#4
REVIEW
John C Chang, Madappa Kundranda
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly lethal disease for a multitude of reasons including very late diagnosis. This in part is due to the lack of understanding of the biological behavior of PDAC and the ineffective screening for this disease. Significant efforts have been dedicated to finding the appropriate serum and imaging biomarkers to help early detection and predict response to treatment of PDAC. Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) has been the most validated serum marker and has the highest positive predictive value as a stand-alone marker...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321355/a-rare-presentation-of-sarcoidosis-as-a-pancreatic-head-mass
#5
Shruti Mony, Pradnya D Patil, Rebekah English, Ananya Das, Daniel A Culver, Tanmay S Panchabhai
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous syndrome of unknown etiology with noncaseating epithelioid granulomas being the pathognomonic pathological finding. Sarcoidosis most commonly involves the lungs and involvement of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is uncommon. Pancreatic sarcoidosis is very rare, especially when it is the presenting feature of sarcoidosis and can masquerade as pancreatic cancer. Tissue infiltration in pancreatic sarcoidosis can lead to either a diffuse nodular appearance or a mass-like lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321164/efficacy-and-safety-of-limited-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-before-self-expandable-metal-stent-insertion-for-malignant-biliary-obstruction
#6
Hyeong Seok Nam, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Cheol Woong Choi, Su Bum Park, Su Jin Kim, Dae Gon Ryu
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of limited endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) before placement of self-expandable metal stent (SEMS). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 244 consecutive patients with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction, who underwent placement of SEMSs following limited ES from December 2008 to February 2015. The diagnosis of malignant biliary obstruction and assessment of patient eligibility for the study was established by a combination of clinical findings, laboratory investigations, imaging and pathological results...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316225/-the-clinical-impact-of-artery-first-approach-combined-with-vascular-resection-and-reconstruction-in-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-carcinoma
#7
J L Huang, W G Li, F Z Chen, Z J Su, F M Li, B Liu
Objective: To evaluate the application of artery first, combined vascular resection and reconstruction in the treatment of pancreatic head carcinoma. Methods: The clinical data of 13 patients with pancreatic head cancer were retrospectively analyzed from February 2014 to March 2016 in the Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University. Preoperative computed tomography of high resolution layer or magnetic resonance imaging examination demonstrated pancreatic head carcinoma, as well as close adhesion, stenosis, compression or displacement of superior mesenteric vein or portal vein wall...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303374/potentially-reversible-acute-cerebellar-toxicity-associated-with-minnelide
#8
Sara Khanipour Roshan, Anthony D Spano, Alexander M McKinney, David R Nascene
PURPOSE: Minnelide is an experimental antineoplastic agent that is currently the subject of a phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of pancreatic and gastrointestinal malignancies. In this study, we documented two cases of reversible acute cerebellar toxicity (REACT) associated with Minnelide and compared its radiological manifestations with other cerebellotoxic agents. METHODS: Both patients had histories of progressive metastatic cancer and participated in a phase 1 clinical trial with Minnelide...
March 16, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298257/the-diagnostic-advantage-of-eob-mr-imaging-over-ct-in-the-detection-of-liver-metastasis-in-patients-with-potentially-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
#9
Takaaki Ito, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ryo Ashida, Takeshi Aramaki, Masahiro Endo, Katsuhiko Uesaka
BACKGROUND: Liver metastases (LMs) are sometimes diagnosed intraoperatively, even when multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) reveals no LM in the staging of pancreatic cancer (PC). Gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MR imaging) may have a role to play in the detection of LM. METHODS: The present study included a total of 201 patients who underwent an EOB-MR imaging examination before undergoing surgical resection for pancreatic cancer that was determined to be radiologically-resectable by MDCT...
March 8, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293788/tumor-cells-interact-with-red-blood-cells-via-galectin-4-a-short-report
#10
Reham Helwa, Anette Heller, Stian Knappskog, Andrea S Bauer
BACKGROUND: The ability of tumor cells to invade and metastasize is relevant to the process of cancer progression and, as such, it represents an obstacle to cancer cure. So far, limited information is available on interactions between circulating tumor cells and blood cells. It is well-documented that galectin-4 is upregulated in many types of tumor cells and is involved in metastasis. Here, we address the hypothesis that tumor cells may interact with red blood cells (RBCs) via galectin-4...
March 14, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293721/post-whipple-imaging-in-patients-with-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-association-with-overall-survival-a-multivariate-analysis
#11
Azadeh Elmi, Janet Murphy, Sandeep Hedgire, Shaunagh McDermott, Seyed-Mahdi Abtahi, Elkan Halpern, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, Mukesh Harisinghani
PURPOSE: To compare the survival outcomes in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) who had regular imaging surveillance with those who had clinical follow-up after Whipple. METHOD: We identified 229 patients, who underwent Whipple for resection of PDAC from 2005 to 2011, and had regular postoperative clinical follow-up at our hospital. Patients were retrospectively selected for two follow-up groups: imaging surveillance (IS) defined as routine imaging at scheduled intervals, vs...
March 14, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292180/immunopet-and-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-of-pancreatic-cancer-with-a-dual-labeled-bispecific-antibody-fragment
#12
Haiming Luo, Christopher G England, Shreya Goel, Stephen A Graves, Fanrong Ai, Bai Liu, Charles P Theuer, Hing C Wong, Robert J Nickles, Weibo Cai
Dual-targeted imaging agents have shown improved targeting efficiencies in comparison to single-targeted entities. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively assess the tumor accumulation of a dual-labeled heterobifunctional imaging agent, targeting two overexpressed biomarkers in pancreatic cancer, using positron emission tomography (PET) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging modalities. A bispecific immunoconjugate (heterodimer) of CD105 and tissue factor (TF) Fab' antibody fragments was developed using click chemistry...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287935/heterotopic-pancreas-histopathologic-features-imaging-findings-and-complications
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Maryam Rezvani, Christine Menias, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, Jeffrey D Olpin, Khaled M Elsayes, Akram M Shaaban
Heterotopic pancreas is a congenital anomaly in which pancreatic tissue is anatomically separate from the main gland. The most common locations of this displacement include the upper gastrointestinal tract-specifically, the stomach, duodenum, and proximal jejunum. Less common sites are the esophagus, ileum, Meckel diverticulum, biliary tree, mesentery, and spleen. Uncomplicated heterotopic pancreas is typically asymptomatic, with the lesion being discovered incidentally during an unrelated surgery, during an imaging examination, or at autopsy...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280617/identifying-prognostic-intratumor-heterogeneity-using-pre-and-post-radiotherapy-18f-fdg-pet-images-for-pancreatic-cancer-patients
#14
Yong Yue, Arsen Osipov, Benedick Fraass, Howard Sandler, Xiao Zhang, Nicholas Nissen, Andrew Hendifar, Richard Tuli
BACKGROUND: To stratify risks of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA) patients using pre- and post-radiotherapy (RT) PET/CT images, and to assess the prognostic value of texture variations in predicting therapy response of patients. METHODS: Twenty-six PA patients treated with RT from 2011-2013 with pre- and post-treatment 18F-FDG-PET/CT scans were identified. Tumor locoregional texture was calculated using 3D kernel-based approach, and texture variations were identified by fitting discrepancies of texture maps of pre- and post-treatment images...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278561/the-role-of-surgical-clips-in-the-evaluation-of-interfractional-uncertainty-for-treatment-of-hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-cancer-with-postoperative-radiotherapy
#15
Jin Suk Bae, Dong Hyun Kim, Won Taek Kim, Yong Ho Kim, Dahl Park, Yong Kan Ki
Purpose: To evaluate the utility of implanted surgical clips for detecting interfractional errors in the treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer with postoperative radiotherapy (PORT). Methods and Materials: Twenty patients had been treated with PORT for locally advanced hepatobiliary or pancreatic cancer, from November 2014 to April 2016. Patients underwent computed tomography simulation and were treated in expiratory breathing phase. During treatment, orthogonal kilovoltage (kV) imaging was taken twice a week, and isocenter shifts were made to match bony anatomy...
March 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274396/assessing-local-progression-after-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-unresectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-ct-versus-pet
#16
Diego A S Toesca, Erqi L Pollom, Peter D Poullos, Lesley Flynt, Yi Cui, Andrew Quon, Rie von Eyben, Albert C Koong, Daniel T Chang
PURPOSE: Evaluation of local tumor progression (LP) has typically been defined by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) imaging after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (PDAC). The purpose of this study is to determine the benefit of adding 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging to CT for LP assessment of PDAC after SBRT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed pretreatment, follow-up images, and outcomes of all patients treated with definitive SBRT for unresectable PDAC between December 2002 and December 2015 at our institution...
March 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262838/galectin-3-is-a-non-classic-rna-binding-protein-that-stabilizes-the-mucin-muc4-mrna-in-the-cytoplasm-of-cancer-cells
#17
Lucie Coppin, Audrey Vincent, Frédéric Frénois, Belinda Duchêne, Fatima Lahdaoui, Laurence Stechly, Florence Renaud, Céline Villenet, Isabelle Van Seuningen, Emmanuelle Leteurtre, Johann Dion, Cyrille Grandjean, Françoise Poirier, Martin Figeac, Delphine Delacour, Nicole Porchet, Pascal Pigny
Pancreatic cancer cells express high levels of MUC1, MUC4 and MUC16 mRNAs that encode membrane-bound mucins. These mRNAs share unusual features such as a long half-life. However, it remains unknown how mucin mRNA stability is regulated. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is an endogenous lectin playing important biological functions in epithelial cells. Gal-3 is encoded by LGALS3 which is up-regulated in pancreatic cancer. Despite the absence of a RNA-recognition motif, Gal-3 interacts indirectly with pre-mRNAs in the nucleus and promotes constitutive splicing...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255733/natural-courses-of-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm
#18
Taeheon Lee, Hong Joo Kim, Soo-Kyung Park, Hyo-Joon Yang, Yoon Suk Jung, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Yong Kyun Cho, Chong Il Sohn, Woo Kyu Jeon, Byung Ik Kim, Kyu Yong Choi
PURPOSE: The study was done to elucidate the clinico-radiologic predictive factors for cancerous change detected by disease progression (PD) mainly defined by interval increase in cyst size and change of cyst morphology, for branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BD-IPMN) patients with relatively long-term follow-up. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records and imaging findings were performed on 107 patients with BD-IPMN enrolled from July 2005 to May 2013, in whom the communication between the cystic lesion and pancreatic duct was confirmed by either endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
March 2, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252525/comparative-characteristics-of-quantitative-indexes-for-18f-fdg-uptake-and-metabolic-volume-in-sequentially-obtained-pet-mri-and-pet-ct
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Soo Jin Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Jin Mo Goo, Jeong Min Lee, Gi Jeong Cheon, Dong Soo Lee, June-Key Chung, Keon Wook Kang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare quantitative indexes for fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose uptake and metabolic volume between PET/MRI and PET/CT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-six patients with solid tumors (32 with lung cancer and 34 with pancreatic cancer) who underwent sequential fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose PET/MRI and PET/CT were retrospectively enrolled. On PET images, maximum and peak standardized uptake values (SUVmax and SUVpeak, respectively), and maximum tumor-to-liver ratio (TLRmax) were measured...
April 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252445/comparing-the-dosimetric-impact-of-interfractional-anatomical-changes-in-photon-proton-and-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-patients
#20
Antonetta C Houweling, Koen Crama, Jorrit Visser, Kyohei Fukata, Coen R N Rasch, Tatsuya Ohno, Arjan Bel, Astrid van der Horst
Radiotherapy using charged particles is characterized by a low dose to the surrounding healthy organs, while delivering a high dose to the tumor. However, interfractional anatomical changes can greatly affect the robustness of particle therapy. Therefore, we compared the dosimetric impact of interfractional anatomical changes (i.e. body contour differences and gastrointestinal gas volume changes) in photon, proton and carbon ion therapy for pancreatic cancer patients. In this retrospective planning study, photon, proton and carbon ion treatment plans were created for 9 patients...
March 2, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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