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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936888/dual-energy-ct-applications-in-pancreatic-pathologies
#1
Elizabeth George, Jeremy R Wortman, Urvi P Fulwadhva, Jennifer W Uyeda, Aaron D Sodickson
Dual energy CT is a technology that is gaining widespread acceptance, particularly for its abdominopelvic applications. Pancreatic pathologies are an ideal application for the many advantages offered by dual energy post-processing. This article reviews the current literature on dual energy CT pancreatic imaging, specifically in the evaluation of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, other solid and cystic pancreatic neoplasms, and pancreatitis. The advantages in characterization and quantification of enhancement, detection of subtle lesions, and potential reduction of imaging phases and contrast usage are reviewed...
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936758/mucinous-cystic-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-high-resolution-cross-sectional-imaging-features-with-clinico-pathologic-correlation
#2
Alejandro Garces-Descovich, Kevin Beker, Manuel Castillo-Angeles, Alexander Brook, Elena Resnick, Shweta Shinagare, Robert M Najarian, Koenraad J Mortele
PURPOSE: To describe the high-resolution cross-sectional (MDCT/MRI) features of mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCN) of the pancreas with clinico-pathologic correlation; to identify imaging predictors of high-grade dysplasia/carcinoma; and to estimate MCN growth rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two women (mean age: 46; range, 25-79 years) with resected MCN who underwent preoperative MDCT (n = 20) or MRI (n = 12) examinations over a 14-year period were included...
September 21, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918811/future-directions-for-endoscopic-ultrasound-where-are-we-heading
#3
REVIEW
Sahin Coban, Omer Basar, William R Brugge
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) plays an important role as a diagnostic and therapeutic modality in gastroenterology. New developments have emerged, especially in the last decade, and are being introduced to endoscopists. The ability to readily visualize and access organs in the gastrointestinal tract has allowed endoscopists to perform new interventional procedures. EUS procedures have taken the place of conventional approaches for the treatment of various gastrointestinal diseases, including pancreatic cystic lesions...
October 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918802/endoscopic-ultrasound-imaging-for-diagnosing-and-treating-pancreatic-cysts
#4
REVIEW
Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, Mohammad A Al-Haddad
Cystic pancreatic lesions are increasingly diagnosed owing to the abundant use of cross-sectional imaging. Given their malignant potential, true pancreatic cysts should be considered for resection or periodic follow-up. Cystic lesions of the pancreas (CLPs) require further evaluation and management. Therefore, it is important to establish a solid diagnosis at the time of detection. Endoscopic ultrasound examination is the imaging modality of choice. Fine needle aspiration provides fluid for cytologic, biochemical, and molecular assays to classify lesions and predict biological behavior...
October 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898917/technical-aspects-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-guided-sampling-in-gastroenterology-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-technical-guideline-march-2017
#5
Marcin Polkowski, Christian Jenssen, Philip Kaye, Silvia Carrara, Pierre Deprez, Angels Gines, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Pierre Eisendrath, Guruprasad P Aithal, Paolo Arcidiacono, Marc Barthet, Pedro Bastos, Adele Fornelli, Bertrand Napoleon, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Andrada Seicean, Alberto Larghi, Cesare Hassan, Jeanin E van Hooft, Jean-Marc Dumonceau
For routine EUS-guided sampling of solid masses and lymph nodes (LNs) ESGE recommends 25G or 22G needles (high quality evidence, strong recommendation); fine needle aspiration (FNA) and fine needle biopsy (FNB) needles are equally recommended (high quality evidence, strong recommendation).When the primary aim of sampling is to obtain a core tissue specimen, ESGE suggests using 19G FNA or FNB needles or 22G FNB needles (low quality evidence, weak recommendation).ESGE recommends using 10-mL syringe suction for EUS-guided sampling of solid masses and LNs with 25G or 22G FNA needles (high quality evidence, strong recommendation) and other types of needles (low quality evidence, weak recommendation)...
September 12, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898198/appropriate-interval-for-imaging-follow-up-of-small-simple-pancreatic-cysts
#6
Jordan Menda, Maile E Yoon, Hyo-Chun Yoon
CONTEXT: The frequency at which patients should undergo follow-up imaging of small pancreatic cysts is problematic because different medical societies have different follow-up guidelines. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether short-term follow-up of small pancreatic cysts is necessary to detect pancreatic cancer or cystic neoplasia. DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed all abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies obtained in a geographically isolated health maintenance organization between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014, looking for pancreatic cysts...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890216/my-treatment-approach-pancreatic-cysts
#7
Omer Basar, William R Brugge
Our treatment approach for either symptomatic or incidentally found pancreatic cysts continues to improve. The true incidence of pancreatic cysts is not known, and pancreatic cystic neoplasms, especially intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, are currently most commonly diagnosed and resected. This is a result of increasing awareness, widespread availability of imaging, and better understanding of the nature of pancreatic cysts as well. Recent studies on molecular analysis and devices such as microbiopsy forceps help us better define and select the treatment approach to alleviate symptoms and to prevent malignant tumors while avoiding unnecessary surgery...
September 7, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889365/epidermal-inclusion-cyst-in-an-intra-pancreatic-accessory-spleen-a-differential-diagnosis-for-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasms-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Hiang Jin Tan, Wei Li Neo, Ser Yee Lee, Brian Kim Poh Goh, Juinn Huar Kam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 9, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888897/hepatobiliary-disease-in-children-and-adolescents-with-cystic-fibrosis
#9
Fernanda de S Nascimento, Nelson A Sena, Tatiane da A Ferreira, Cibele D F Marques, Luciana R Silva, Edna Lúcia S de Souza
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to determine the frequency of hepatobiliary disease in patients with CF and to describe the sociodemographic, clinical, and laboratory profile of these patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective, descriptive, and analytical study of 55 patients diagnosed with CF fibrosis, aged between 3 months and 21 years, followed-up from January 2008 to June 2016 in a referral center. Medical records were consulted, including sociodemographic, clinical and laboratory data, including hepatobiliary alterations, imaging studies, genetic studies, liver biopsies, and upper digestive endoscopies...
September 7, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887258/case-report-severe-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-complicated-by-acute-pancreatitis
#10
Jin Jie, Wu Yongfa, Wang Yuxin, Liao Mingfang, Qu Lefeng
A 52 year-old man presented with sudden abdominal pain and intermittent vomiting. The patient underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan (CT) and was diagnosed with an acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) involving the celiac trunk superior mesenteric artery (SMA), and extending to the renal artery. The patient was treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). After the procedure, the patient still complained of left upper abdomen abdominal pain, and an abdominal mass was detected on physical examination...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883297/a-case-of-serous-cystic-neoplasm-with-form-changes-on-an-image-obtained-during-long-term-follow-up
#11
Katsunori Matsueda, Tatsuya Toyokawa, Takafumi Makino, Yuya Ueda, Masahiro Sakata, Isao Fujita, Jouichiro Horii, Takako Murakami, Masaru Inagaki
A 45-year-old man presented with a 24-mm macrocystic lesion at the pancreatic head, which was detected by computed tomography (CT). During six years of follow-up, CT, MRI, and endosonographic images of the cystic lesion showed that the cystic lesion had enlarged to 42mm, with the appearance of a thick cyst wall. Since a cystic tumor could not be ruled out, surgery was performed. Pathological examination of the resected specimen revealed microcystic-type serous cystadenoma of the pancreas, with the presence of internal bleeding in the cyst and hemorrhage and thick fibrous tissue in the cyst wall...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879469/pancreatic-cancer-screening
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REVIEW
Koushik K Das, Dayna Early
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the rationale for pancreatic cancer screening, outlines groups that are at elevated risk for pancreatic cancer, and summarizes the relative risk in each setting. We also review the methods available for performing pancreatic cancer screening and the recommended screening intervals. RECENT FINDINGS: Several genetic mutations have been identified that increase the risk for pancreatic cancer. Most are rare, however, and at-risk individuals are most often those with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer (with multiple family members affected) but no identifiable genetic mutation...
September 6, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875972/-gastroenterological-manifestations-of-von-hippel-lindau-disease-a-case-report
#13
Joanna Koniusz, Krzysztof Dąbkowski, Katarzyna Buczek, Aleksandra Gomółka, Teresa Starzyńska
Gastrointestinal organs are involved in the course of von Hippel Lindau disease. Typically pancreas in von Hippel Lindau syndrome is a site of cystic and solid tumors. Differential diagnosis of pancreatic lesions includes benign lesions (cysts, serous cystic adenomas), potentially malignant (neuroendocrine) and malignant tumors(metastases).In this work we present a patient with VHL syndrome with pancreatic cysts and neuroendocrine tumor.
August 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875275/decision-making-for-the-management-of-cystic-lesions-of-the-pancreas-how-satisfied-are-patients-with-surgery
#14
Priya M Puri, Ammara A Watkins, Tara S Kent, Laura Maggino, Jenna Gates Jeganathan, Mark P Callery, Jeffrey A Drebin, Charles M Vollmer
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to understand patients' perspectives and satisfaction with choosing surgery for the treatment of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). METHODS: A 62-question survey was administered to 113 patients who had a resection for a PCL by 12 surgeons at two pancreatic specialty centers (2004-2016). Patients' final diagnoses and perioperative outcomes were correlated to the survey's results using univariate analysis. RESULTS: Fear of cancer was quite or extremely important in most respondents' decision to have surgery (95...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874676/linc-ing-circulating-long-non-coding-rnas-to-the-diagnosis-and-malignant-prediction-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
#15
Jennifer B Permuth, Dung-Tsa Chen, Sean J Yoder, Jiannong Li, Andrew T Smith, Jung W Choi, Jongphil Kim, Yoganand Balagurunathan, Kun Jiang, Domenico Coppola, Barbara A Centeno, Jason Klapman, Pam Hodul, Florian A Karreth, Jose G Trevino, Nipun Merchant, Anthony Magliocco, Mokenge P Malafa, Robert Gillies
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive disease that lacks effective biomarkers for early detection. We hypothesized that circulating long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) may act as diagnostic markers of incidentally-detected cystic PDAC precursors known as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) and predictors of their pathology/histological classification. Using NanoString nCounter® technology, we measured the abundance of 28 candidate lncRNAs in pre-operative plasma from a cohort of pathologically-confirmed IPMN cases of various grades of severity and non-diseased controls...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872701/natural-history-of-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study-for-evaluating-the-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Eizaburo Ohno, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hiroki Kawashima, Takuya Ishikawa, Akira Kanamori, Hideki Ishikawa, Yoji Sasaki, Koji Nonogaki, Kazuo Hara, Senju Hashimoto, Hiroshi Matsubara, Takanori Hirai, Hajime Sumi, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Hidemi Goto
BACKGROUD AND AIM: To elucidate the natural history of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs), including branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BD-IPMN), via mid-term follow-up analysis of a multicenter prospective observational study (NSPINAL study). METHODS: From July 2011 to October 2016, 881 patients with PCLs were enrolled in NSPINAL study, and 664 patients with >12 months of follow-up were analysed. Every patient was asymptomatic, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was performed at the initial diagnosis to exclude high-risk individuals...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871567/a-case-of-biliary-atresia-with-pancreaticobiliary-maljunction
#17
Kosuke Endo, Akiko Yokoi, Yasuhiko Mishima, Akihiko Tamaki, Keiichi Morita, Yuichi Okata, Chieko Hisamatsu, Hiroaki Fukuzawa, Makiko Yoshida, Yoshinobu Akasaka, Kosaku Maeda
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of biliary atresia (BA) is still unknown. There are several reports on the etiology of BA, including pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM). We experienced a case of Kasai type IIIa BA with PBM, in which we found elevation of pancreatic enzymes in the gallbladder. We evaluated whether PBM is related to the pathogenesis of BA based on our findings. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was born at 40 weeks of gestation. His body weight at birth was 2850 g...
September 5, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868481/the-role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-the-diagnostic-assessment-of-subepithelial-lesions-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
#18
Francisca Dias de Castro, Joana Magalhães, Sara Monteiro, Sílvia Leite, José Cotter
INTRODUCTION: The identification of subepithelial lesions is a relatively frequent finding at endoscopy however their natural history is not well known. Our aim was to analyze the role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the diagnostic approach of subepithelial lesions of the upper gastrointestinal tract. METHODS: Retrospective study which included 324 patients undergoing upper radial EUS for evaluation of subepithelial lesions from 2008 to 2014. The EUS features, presumptive diagnosis and management decision were analyzed...
November 2016: GE Port J Gastroenterol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858107/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-three-current-guidelines-for-the-evaluation-of-asymptomatic-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasms
#19
Ming-Ming Xu, Shi Yin, Ali A Siddiqui, Ronald R Salem, Beth Schrope, Amrita Sethi, John M Poneros, Frank G Gress, Jeanine M Genkinger, Catherine Do, Christian A Brooks, John A Chabot, Michael D Kluger, Thomas Kowalski, David E Loren, Harry Aslanian, James J Farrell, Tamas A Gonda
Asymptomatic pancreatic cysts are a common clinical problem but only a minority of these cases progress to cancer. Our aim was to compare the accuracy to detect malignancy of the 2015 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the 2012 International Consensus/Fukuoka (Fukuoka guidelines [FG]), and the 2010 American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines.We conducted a retrospective study at 3 referral centers for all patients who underwent resection for an asymptomatic pancreatic cyst between January 2008 and December 2013...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852320/incidents-and-adverse-events-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-pancreatic-cystic-lesions
#20
Chen Du, Ning-Li Chai, En-Qiang Linghu, Hui-Kai Li, Yu-Fa Sun, Wei Xu, Xiang-Dong Wang, Ping Tang, Jing Yang
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic value and safety mainly regarding incidents of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) for pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). METHODS: A total of 150 consecutive patients with suspected PCLs were prospectively enrolled from April 2015 to November 2016. We finally enrolled 140 patients undergoing EUS-FNA. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA and pathological diagnosis, which is regarded as the gold standard, for PCLs...
August 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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