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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633199/diffuse-type-caroli-disease-with-characteristic-central-dot-sign-complicated-by-multiple-intrahepatic-and-common-bile-duct-stones
#1
Moon Joo Hwang, Tae Nyeun Kim
Caroli disease (CD) is a rare congenital malformation of the liver characterized by non-obstructive, segmental, cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts (IHDs). The clinical course is usually asymptomatic for the first 5-20 years, and symptoms may seldom occur throughout the patient's life. Bile stagnation leads to recurrent episodes of cholangitis, stone formation, or liver abscesses, and biliary cirrhosis usually occurs years later. Here we report on a 42-year-old man diagnosed with diffuse-type CD with a characteristic central dot sign, who had multiple intrahepatic and common bile duct (CBD) stones...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624925/liver-fibrosis-in-vivo-evaluation-using-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-derived-histogram-metrics-with-histopathologic-findings-at-3-0-t
#2
Fubi Hu, Ru Yang, Zixing Huang, Min Wang, Hanmei Zhang, Xu Yan, Bin Song
PURPOSE: To retrospectively determine the feasibility of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging based on histogram analysis for the staging of liver fibrosis (LF) using histopathologic findings as the reference standard. METHODS: 56 consecutive patients (14 men, 42 women; age range, 15-76, years) with chronic liver diseases (CLDs) were studied using IVIM-DWI with 9 b-values (0, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 500, 800 s/mm(2)) at 3.0 T. Fibrosis stage was evaluated using the METAVIR scoring system...
June 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624924/evaluation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-a-review-from-the-society-of-abdominal-radiology-disease-focus-panel
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REVIEW
Jeanne M Horowitz, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Richard L Ehman, Kartik Jhaveri, Patrick Kamath, Michael A Ohliger, Anthony E Samir, Alvin C Silva, Bachir Taouli, Michael S Torbenson, Michael L Wells, Benjamin Yeh, Frank H Miller
Hepatic fibrosis is potentially reversible; however early diagnosis is necessary for treatment in order to halt progression to cirrhosis and development of complications including portal hypertension and hepatocellular carcinoma. Morphologic signs of cirrhosis on ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone are unreliable and are seen with more advanced disease. Newer imaging techniques to diagnose liver fibrosis are reliable and accurate, and include magnetic resonance elastography and US elastography (one-dimensional transient elastography and point shear wave elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse imaging)...
June 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624178/liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-liver-metastases-from-neuroendocrine-tumors-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
#4
Dimitrios Moris, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Eliza W Beal, Evangelos Felekouras, Spiridon Vernadakis, John J Fung, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation to treat neuroendocrine tumors, especially in the setting of diffuse liver involvement not amenable to operative resection remains controversial. We sought to perform a systematic review of the current literature to summarize data on patients undergoing liver transplantation with neuroendocrine tumors liver metastases as the indication. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted in accordance to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analysis guidelines...
June 14, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620623/resolution-of-diffuse-intrahepatic-biliary-strictures-after-chemotherapy-for-metastatic-ovarian-cancer
#5
Daniel Lew, Vinay Sundaram, Brad D Barrows, Simon K Lo, Srinivas Gaddam
Sclerosing cholangitis and cholestatic jaundice secondary to metastatic disease is a rare complication. We report a rare case of secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC) due to lymphatic spread from ovarian cancer with complete resolution after chemotherapy. The diagnosis of SSC from metastatic ovarian cancer was clinically challenging, as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed irregular hepatic ducts consistent with sclerosing cholangitis, but it did not identify any malignant cells. The final diagnosis was made with liver biopsy revealing high-grade metastatic Mullerian carcinoma...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605620/case-report-of-diffusely-metastatic-rectal-gist
#6
Yana Puckett, Amir Aryaie
This is a case report of an aggressive, diffusely disseminated Stage IV rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in a 57-year-old male that presented for symptoms of malaise, constipation, and twenty pound weight loss in 2 months. Upon rectal examination, a hard 4centimeter submucosal mass was found at the 9-12 o'clock position. Liver and lung metastases were visualized on computerized tomography (CT) of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis on metastatic work-up. He was deemed a poor surgical candidate due to diffuse metastatic disease and referred for palliative chemotherapy...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604279/diffusion-and-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mr-imaging-based-virtual-elastography-a-hypothesis-generating-study-in-the-liver
#7
Denis Le Bihan, Shintaro Ichikawa, Utaroh Motosugi
Purpose To investigate the potential of diffusion magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to provide quantitative estimates of tissue stiffness without using mechanical vibrations in patients with chronic liver diseases and to generate a new elasticity-driven intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) contrast. Materials and Methods This retrospective study, conducted from January to April 2016, was approved by an institutional review board that waived the requirement for informed consent. Fifteen subjects were included (13 men and two women; mean age ± standard deviation, 73 years ± 8)...
June 12, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591006/assessment-of-functional-liver-reserve-old-and-new-in-99mtc-sulfur-colloid-scintigraphy
#8
Manuela M Matesan, Stephen R Bowen, Tobias R Chapman, Robert S Miyaoka, James W Velez, Michele F Wanner, Matthew J Nyflot, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Hubert J Vesselle
PURPOSE: A semiquantitative assessment of hepatic reticuloendothelial system function using colloidal particles scintigraphy has been proposed previously as a surrogate for liver function evaluation. In this article, we present an updated method for the overall assessment of technetium-99m (Tc)-sulfur colloid (SC) biodistribution that combines information from planar and attenuation-corrected Tc-SC single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The imaging protocol described here was developed as an easy-to-implement method to assess overall and regional liver function changes associated with chronic liver disease...
June 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589045/recurrent-enterolithiasis-small-bowel-obstruction-a-case-seldom-described
#9
Ashish Lal Shrestha, Pradita Shrestha
BACKGROUND: Enterolithiasis of the small bowel is a rare phenomenon in humans although it has been frequently described in equines. Primary enteroliths have been described including those occurring secondary to conditions like Crohn's disease, small bowel diverticula, tuberculous or postoperative strictures, and blind loops but those occurring in an otherwise normal gut are exceedingly rare. Of even greater rarity is a recurrent small bowel enterolith presenting with obstruction. This may be the first report of such kind...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579683/metastatic-liver-disease-indications-for-locoregional-therapy-and-supporting-data
#10
REVIEW
Susan Shamimi-Noori, Carin F Gonsalves, Colette M Shaw
Metastatic liver disease is a major cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Surgical resection is considered the only curative treatment, yet only a minority is eligible. Patients who present with unresectable disease are treated with systemic agents and/or locoregional therapies. The latter include thermal ablation and catheter-based transarterial interventions. Thermal ablation is reserved for those with limited tumor burden. It is used to downstage the disease to enable curative surgical resection, as an adjunct to surgery, or in select patients it is potentially curative...
June 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553196/diagnostic-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-pictorial-essay
#11
Tomasz K Nowicki, Karolina Markiet, Edyta Szurowska
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver cancer, which develops mostly in the setting of chronic liver disease. European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) prepared guidelines for screening, follow-up and diagnosis of HCC to facilitate decision making and optimize both diagnostic and therapeutic protocols. The review briefly describes etiology, epidemiology and histopathology of HCC and presents EASL-EORTC guidelines for surveillance and diagnosis of HCC...
May 2017: Current Medical Imaging Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553095/deterioration-of-quality-of-life-is-associated-with-the-exacerbation-frequency-in-individuals-with-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-analysis-from-the-german-registry
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Nikolas Bernhard, Philipp M Lepper, Claus Vogelmeier, Martina Seibert, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Robert Bals, Sebastian Fähndrich
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a rare hereditary disease that is associated with a higher risk to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and liver cirrhosis. Previous cross-sectional studies on AATD individuals have shown a relationship between worse St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) scores and elevated exacerbation rate or high cigarette consumption. There is a lack of longitudinal data on the relationship between the exacerbation rate and worsening of SGRQ during disease...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552096/the-role-of-incretin-hormones-and-glucagon-in-patients-with-liver-disease
#13
Anders Ellekær Junker
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is defined as hepatic steatosis exceeding 5% of hepatocytes with no other reason for hepatic fat accumulation. The association between NAFLD and type 2 diabetes is strong. Accordingly, up to 70% of obese patients with type 2 diabetes have NAFLD. The spectrum of NAFLD ranges from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis with variable degrees of fibrosis and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is the end-stage of chronic liver disease and is characterised by diffuse fibrosis and nodular regeneration of hepatocytes...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535640/-study-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-combination-with-conventional-mri-signs-for-inflammation-activity-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#14
H W Ren, H Y Ye, W M An, J H Dong, Y Liu
Objective: To study the correlation between ADC values of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and the pathological grading in inflammation activity of chronic hepatitis B, and combined with conventional MRI features to predict the diagnosis effectiveness. Methods: A total of 142 cases of patients with chronic hepatitis B were selected as inflammatory group in 302 Hospital of PLA from January 2014 to December 2015, while 20 cases of healthy subjects without history of liver disease were chosen as control group...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522112/diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease-on-chest-radiographs-and-ct
#15
Theodore J Dubinsky, Hardik Shah, Rachelle Sonneborn, Daniel S Hippe
BACKGROUND: We prospectively identified B-lines in patients undergoing ultrasound examinations following liver transplants who also had a chest x-ray (CXR) and/or chest CT scan on the same day to determine if an association between the presence of B-lines s from the thorax on ultrasound images correlates with the presence of pulmonary abnormalities on chest radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following IRB approval, patients undergoing routine postoperative liver transplant ultrasound examinations and a CXR and/or CT scan on the same day between 1/1/2015 through 7/1/2016 were prospectively identified...
May 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516225/a-case-of-bilateral-keratitis-caused-by-providencia-alcalifaciens-a-rarely-encountered-ocular-pathogen
#16
Won Choi, Yong Sok Ji, Kyung Chul Yoon
PURPOSE: To report a case of keratitis caused by Providencia alcalifaciens. METHODS: A 70-year-old man presented with pain, redness, and decreased vision in both of his eyes. On initial presentation, the visual acuity in both of his eyes was hand motion, and slit lamp examination showed diffuse infiltrates and total epithelial defects of the cornea, conjunctival hyperemia, and severe anterior chamber reactions with 2-mm-height hypopyon. The results of laboratory studies revealed elevated liver function tests, which indicated the presence of alcoholic liver disease...
May 17, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498108/imaging-for-abdominal-involvement-in-amyloidosis
#17
H Nursun Özcan, Mithat Haliloğlu, Cenk Sökmensüer, Deniz Akata, Mustafa Özmen, Muşturay Karçaaltıncaba
Involvement of the abdominal organs has variable presentations mostly without specific findings. The objective of this pictorial was to illustrate the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of abdominal involvement in systemic amyloidosis. Heterogeneous appearance of the liver, periportal involvement, diffuse low signal intensity of spleen on T2-weighted MRI, and thickened bowel wall may be helpful imaging findings when accompanied by presence or history of chronic inflammatory disease and clinical suspicion for amyloidosis...
May 12, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494271/motion-robust-parameter-estimation-in-abdominal-diffusion-weighted-mri-by-simultaneous-image-registration-and-model-estimation
#18
Sila Kurugol, Moti Freiman, Onur Afacan, Liran Domachevsky, Jeannette M Perez-Rossello, Michael J Callahan, Simon K Warfield
Quantitative body DW-MRI can detect abdominal abnormalities as well as monitor response-to-therapy for applications including cancer and inflammatory bowel disease with increased accuracy. Parameter estimates are obtained by fitting a forward model of DW-MRI signal decay to the observed data acquired with several b-values. The DW-MRI signal decay models typically used do not account for respiratory, cardiac and peristaltic motion, however, which may deteriorate the accuracy and robustness of parameter estimates...
May 3, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493097/gastric-adenosquamous-carcinoma-producing-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-a-case-of-a-rare-malignancy
#19
Kazuki Moro, Masayuki Nagahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Yu Nagai, Tomohiro Katada, Masahiro Minagawa, Jun Hasegawa, Tatsuo Tani, Naohiro Shimakage, Hiroyuki Usuda, Emmanuel Gabriel, Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Kazuaki Takabe, Toshifumi Wakai
BACKGROUND: A gastric adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) that produces granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is an uncommon malignancy with a poor prognosis. Due to the rarity of this lesion, a standard treatment for the disease has not been established. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 66-year-old male with a G-CSF-producing gastric ASC who presented with severe anemia and leukocytosis. A radical resection was performed, followed by a course of adjuvant chemotherapy...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487601/is-there-still-a-role-for-the-hepatic-locoregional-treatment-of-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-the-era-of-systemic-targeted-therapies
#20
EDITORIAL
Federica Cavalcoli, Emanuele Rausa, Dario Conte, Antonio Federico Nicolini, Sara Massironi
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) frequently present with distant metastases at the time of diagnosis and the liver is the most frequent site of spreading. The early identification of metastatic disease represents a major prognostic factor for GEP-NENs patients. Radical surgical resection, which is feasible for a minority of patients, is considered the only curative option, while the best management for patients with unresectable liver metastases is still being debated. In the last few years, a number of locoregional and systemic treatments has become available for GEP-NEN patients metastatic to the liver...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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