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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222142/evaluation-of-18-f-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-pet-ct-as-a-staging-and-monitoring-tool-for-dogs-with-stage-2-splenic-hemangiosarcoma-a-pilot-study
#1
Antonella Borgatti, Amber L Winter, Kathleen Stuebner, Ruth Scott, Christopher P Ober, Kari L Anderson, Daniel A Feeney, Daniel A Vallera, Joseph S Koopmeiners, Jaime F Modiano, Jerry Froelich
Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) is routinely used for staging and monitoring of human cancer patients and is becoming increasingly available in veterinary medicine. In this study, 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG)-PET-CT was used in dogs with naturally occurring splenic hemangiosarcoma (HSA) to assess its utility as a staging and monitoring modality as compared to standard radiography and ultrasonography. Nine dogs with stage-2 HSA underwent 18FDG-PET-CT following splenectomy and prior to commencement of chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216972/laparoscopic-resection-vs-laparoscopic-radiofrequency-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-small-hepatocellular-carcinomas-a-single-center-analysis
#2
Marco Casaccia, Gregorio Santori, Giuliano Bottino, Pietro Diviacco, Enzo Andorno
AIM: To compare survival and recurrence after laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) and laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (LRFA) for the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Between June 1, 2005 and November 30, 2010, 46 patients (62.26 ± 8.55 years old; female/male: 12/34) treated for small HCC were enrolled following strict criteria. Patients with better liver function and larger tumors were referred for LLR (n = 24), while those with poorer liver function and multiple tumors were referred for LRFA (n = 22), and they were then followed for similar durations (44...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216578/tumor-microenvironment-a-paradigm-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-and-therapy
#3
REVIEW
Maryam Tahmasebi Birgani, Vinicio Carloni
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the most lethal and prevalent cancers in the human population. Different etiological factors such as hepatitis B and C virus, alcohol and diabetes cause liver injury followed by inflammation, necrosis and hepatocytes proliferation. Continuous cycles of this destructive-regenerative process culminates in liver cirrhosis which is characterized by regenerating nodules that progress to dysplastic nodules and ultimately HCC. Despite its significance, there is only an elemental understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms, and there are only limited therapeutic options...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214686/enhanced-anticancer-effect-of-combretastatin-a-4-phosphate-when-combined-with-vincristine-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Esam M Aboubakr, Ashraf Taye, Omar M Aly, A M Gamal-Eldeen, Mohamed A El-Moselhy
Tubulin targeting agents have received considerable interest as a potential tumor-selective vascular disrupting agents, which represent another avenue for cancer growing therapeutic opportunities. Hence, the present study was conducted to investigate the anti-tumor activity of Combretastatin A-4 phosphate (CA4-P) and vincristine against hepatocellular carcinoma in rats, by individual administration and in combination. In vitro study was conducted using human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines, showed that CA4-P and vincristine have a potent cell cytotoxic and tubulin inhibitory effect...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214126/pulmonary-nodules-in-african-migrants-caused-by-chronic-schistosomiasis
#5
REVIEW
Federico Gobbi, Dora Buonfrate, Andrea Angheben, Anna Beltrame, Matteo Bassetti, Luca Bertolaccini, Giuseppe Bogina, Simone Caia, Silvia Duranti, Maria Gobbo, Valentina Marchese, Stefania Marocco, Maria Merelli, Geraldo Monteiro, Alberto Terzi, Zeno Bisoffi
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease that can cause mainly hepatic and genitourinary damage, depending on the species. Involvement of the lungs has been commonly described in acute infection (Katayama syndrome) and chronic infection (pulmonary hypertension). Although rarely reported in the scientific literature, cases of lung nodules due to chronic schistosome infection are also possible and are probably more frequent than commonly thought. Here we report seven cases of African migrants who were diagnosed with chronic schistosomiasis and pulmonary nodules due to deposition of schistosome eggs, and we compare our findings to the case reports found in the scientific literature...
February 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186622/changes-in-echogenicity-of-hepatic-hemangiomas-during-the-valsalva-maneuver
#6
Hyung Jin Won, Pyo Nyun Kim, Jong Seok Lee
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate changes in echogenicity of hepatic hemangiomas during the Valsalva maneuver. METHODS: We examined 16 liver hemangiomas in 12 patients with a mean diameter of 1.5 cm (range, 0.7-2.2 cm), which showed variations in echogenicity during the Valsalva maneuver. Two radiologists reviewed the sonographic (US) images of the hemangiomas at three different times: prior to the Valsalva maneuver, during the Valsalva maneuver, and on follow-up US examinations...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184024/oip5-a-target-of-mir-15b-5p-regulates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-and-metastasis-through-the-akt-mtorc1-and-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways
#7
Hua Li, Jun Zhang, Mi-Jin Lee, Goung-Ran Yu, Xueji Han, Dae-Ghon Kim
Opa interacting protein 5 (OIP5) is upregulated in some types of human cancers, but the biological implications of its upregulation have not yet been clarified in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, the signaling pathway downstream of OIP5 was analyzed by proteome kinase profiling. A putative microRNA targeting OIP5 was identified using a miRNA PCR array. Tumorigenicity and metastatic ability were examined in an orthotopic animal model. OIP5 expression was strongly detected in early and advanced tumors via gene expression profiling and immunohistochemical staining analyses...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157070/overall-survival-in-response-to-sorafenib-with%C3%A2-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-bclc%C3%A2-stage-b-hepatocellular-carcinoma-propensity%C3%A2-score-analysis%C3%A2
#8
Yonghui Huang, Bin Chen, Ni Liu, Nan Li, Haitao Dao, Wei Chen, Jianyong Yang
OBJECTIVE: Barcelona clinic liver cancer (BCLC) stage B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a heterogeneous disease group. Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is indicated for BCLC stage B HCC, while sorafenib is indicated for BCLC stage C HCC. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of TACE+sorafenib compared with TACE monotherapy in the treatment of BCLC stage B HCC. MATERIALS: Patients with BCLC stage B unresectable HCC. METHODS: This was a retrospective study in patients with BCLC stage B HCC who received TACE (n = 144) or TACE+sorafenib (n = 46) between January 2008 and January 2014...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154018/hepatic-lesions-in-a-cirrhotic-liver-primary-or-metastases
#9
Lorenzo Mannelli, Serena Monti, Verena Grieco, Manuela Matesan
Although prior studies showed that patients with cirrhosis have a lower risk of developing liver metastases, appropriate work-up of incidental liver masses in cirrhotic liver is important for a correct diagnosis. Here we present a case of newly diagnosed liver cirrhosis with multifocal hepatic lesions which was initially categorized as LI-RADS 5 lesions. Scintigraphy with Octreoscan indicate a suspicious thyroid nodule, later confirmed to represent a medullary thyroid carcinoma lesion. The most relevant imaging finding of this rare form of thyroid malignancy, are reviewed in this presentation...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151995/increased-hepatic-th2-and-treg-subsets-are-associated-with-biliary-fibrosis-in-different-strains-of-mice-caused-by-clonorchis-sinensis
#10
Bei-Bei Zhang, Chao Yan, Fan Fang, Ying Du, Rui Ma, Xiang-Yang Li, Qian Yu, Di Meng, Ren-Xian Tang, Kui-Yang Zheng
Previous studies showed that CD4+T cells responses might be involved in the process of biliary fibrosis. However, the underlying mechanism resulting in biliary fibrosis caused by Clonorchis sinensis remains not yet fully elucidated. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the different profiles of hepatic CD4+T cell subsets (Th1, Th2, Th17 and Treg cells) and their possible roles in the biliary fibrosis of different strains of mice (C57BL/6, BALB/c and FVB mice) induced by C. sinensis infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144812/clinical-validity-of-metroticket-calculator-in-transplant-patients-undergoing-prior-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Hyung-Don Kim, Gi-Won Song, Ju Hyun Shim, Seungbong Han, Jihyun An, Deok-Bog Moon, Kang Mo Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Gi-Young Ko, Shin Hwang, Han Chu Lee, Eunsil Yu, Kyu-Bo Sung, Sung-Gyu Lee
AIM: To test the predictive performance of the Metroticket calculator for survival after liver transplantation (LT) of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing prior transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). METHODS: A total of 142 patients treated with TACE and subsequent LT who had arterial enhancing HCC(s) were entered into this analysis. Tumor parameters measured by the enhancement radiological method pre-LT or by pathology post-LT were incorporated into the Metroticket analysis...
January 31, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133319/-two-year-recurrence-free-survival-after-resection-of-cutaneous-metastasis-from-pancreatic-cancer-a-case-report
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Takahiko Tanigawa, Yasunori Hasuike, Yousuke Akiyama, Ichiro Higuchi, Akira Ishikawa, Sanae Hosomi, Makoto Miyamoto
The patient was a 73-year-old woman who underwent distalpancreatectomy for pancreas tailcancer (T3, N0, M0, stage III ). Hepatic arterialinfusion(HAI)using high-dose 5-fluorouracil(5-FU)(6,000mg/week)was performed 35 days after curative resection to prevent liver metastases. Although chemotherapy with gemcitabine(GEM)was administered for 2 weeks, the patient was aware of a nodule(1 cm in diameter)on the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Resection of the cutaneous mass was performed and histological findings revealed metastatic adenocarcinoma from the pancreas cancer...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130583/a-case-of-porphyria-cutanea-tarda-of-the-liver-exhibiting-multifocal-macrovesicular-steatosis-in-the-background-of-microvesicular-steatosis-probably-caused-by-uneven-iron-accumulation
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Marie Nishiyama, Keiko Sakamoto, Yoshinobu Shinagawa, Ayako Morita, Hiroshi Urakawa, Ritsuko Fujimitsu, Hiroshi Shakado, Yoshihiro Hamada, Kengo Yoshimitsu
A 61-year-old man with chronic hepatitis B and a history of alcohol overconsumption was admitted to our hospital for the scrutiny of multiple echogenic liver nodules. CT and hepatobiliary phase of gadoxetate-enhanced MR imaging revealed no nodular lesions. Quantitative fat fraction images and R2* map of MR imaging suggested homogeneous steatosis and uneven iron deposition in the liver, namely moderately and severely elevated R2* values at the nodules and surrounding background liver, respectively. Biopsy specimens showed macrovesicular fatty liver and less iron deposition at the echogenic nodules, and microvesicular fatty change and more prominent iron deposition at the surrounding liver tissue...
January 27, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124105/specific-imaging-characteristic-of-solitary-necrotic-nodule-of-the-liver-marked-peripheral-rim-like-enhancement-with-internal-hypointensity-on-longer-delayed-mri
#14
Jiayang Fang, Xiaoyuan Ma, Dexin Yu, Xiangxing Ma, Ying Xiang, Lijuan Guo
OBJECTIVES: To obtain specific imaging findings of solitary necrotic nodule of the liver (SNNL) using longer delayed contrast-enhanced MRI and compare them with those of three mimic hepatic diseases. METHODS: Sixteen patients with SNNL underwent plain and contrast-enhanced triphasic CT and multiphasic MRI with delayed time prolonged to 2 h after contrast bolus injection. Twenty-three patients with mimic lesions including seven with eight HCCs, five with five iCCs and 11 with metastatic lesions served as the control group...
January 25, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123732/a-giant-and-insidious-subphrenic-biloma-formation-due-to-gallbladder-perforation-mimicking-biliary-cystic-tumor-a-case-report
#15
Guwei Ji, Feipeng Zhu, Ke Wang, Chenyu Jiao, Zicheng Shao, Xiangcheng Li
Gallbladder perforation (GBP) represents a rare, but potentially life-threatening, complication of acute cholecystitis. GBP is subdivided into three categories whereas the development of biloma is extremely rare. The present case study reports on a 40-year-old man with a 10-year history of calculus cholecystitis, who was referred to The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University (Nanjing, China) for the surgical treatment of an emerging massive hepatic entity with insidious symptoms and normal laboratory tests...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117103/well-differentiated-hepatocellular-nodule-making-a-diagnosis-on-biopsy-and-resection-specimens-of-patients-with-advanced-stage-chronic-liver-disease
#16
Prodromos Hytiroglou
Guided liver biopsy is commonly employed to determine the identity of distinct hepatic nodules detected on imaging studies of patients with advanced stage chronic liver diseases. Discrimination among large regenerative nodule, dysplastic nodule and well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma is often difficult and relies on subtle histologic findings. Sampling is an important consideration in biopsy material, as compared to resection specimens, because the diagnostic features may be focal within the nodule...
December 20, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109376/cardiac-cavernous-hemangioma-coexisting-with-pulmonary-cavernous-hemangiomas-and-giant-hepatic-hemangioma
#17
Chunping Wang, Hao Chen, Lin Sun, Yunqing Mei
We describe a case of cardiac cavernous hemangioma with coexisting pulmonary cavernous hemangiomas and hepatic hemangioma. A 35-year-old woman who had previously received a living donor liver transplant to cure giant hepatic hemangioma was seen because of chest pain. A cardiac neoplasm and multiple pulmonary nodules were detected. The tumor was surgically removed, and biopsy specimens were taken from the lung nodules. Histopathologic examination confirmed that both lesions were cavernous hemangiomas. The patient was discharged without adverse events postoperatively...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105115/hepatic-resection-versus-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-patients-with-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-intermediate-stage-child-pugh-a-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Yin-Nong Zhao, Yong-Quan Zhang, Jia-Zhou Ye, Xing Liu, Hong-Zhi Yang, Feng-Yun Cong, Bang-De Xiang, Fei-Xiang Wu, Liang Ma, Le-Qun Li, Hai-Hong Ye
The present study aimed to compare the overall and recurrence-free survival rates following hepatic resection (HR) and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classified intermediate-stage Child-Pugh A hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A total of 443 patients were examined, among whom 274 underwent HR, whereas 169 received TACE. The overall survival, recurrence-free survival between groups and subgroups, and risk factors with respect to mortality and recurrence, were analyzed...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104995/spontaneous-rupture-of-hepatic-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-a-case-report
#19
Jun-Wu Yang, Yong Li, Kai Xie, Wei Dong, Xian-Tong Cao, Wei-Dong Xiao
Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEH) is a rare tumor of vascular endothelial origin. Spontaneous rupture of HEH is a life-threatening complication and is extremely rare. HEH has variable malignant potential, and the clinical diagnosis remains challenging. Here we report a case of HEH with spontaneous rupture. A 44-year-old man presented with constant cutting pains over the right upper abdomen after eating. He had hemoptysis 11 d previously. Diagnostic abdominal puncture demonstrated active bleeding...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074442/undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-the-liver-a-case-report-with-immunohistochemical-analysis
#20
Takashi Maeda, Hiroto Kayashima, Daisuke Imai, Kazuki Takeishi, Noboru Harada, Eiji Tsujita, Ayumi Matsuyama, Shinichi Tsutsui, Hiroyuki Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated carcinoma (UC) of the liver is extremely rare, and its clinicopathological characteristics have not been fully elucidated. CASE PRESENTATION: The present study reports the case of a 56-year-old male with UC of the liver. At 16 days post-admission, the patient suddenly succumbed due to intra-abdominal bleeding resulting from a ruptured liver. Macroscopic examination revealed that the hepatic parenchyma was almost completely replaced by innumerable minute nodules...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
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