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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550393/interval-magnetic-resonance-imaging-an-alternative-to-guidelines-for-indeterminate-nodules-discovered-in-the-cirrhotic-liver
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Eliza W Beal, Joseph F Kearney, Jeffery M Chakedis, A James Hanje, Lanla F Conteh, Sylvester M Black, Kenneth Washburn, Kristin M Dittmar, Timothy M Pawlik, Mary R Dillhoff, Carl R Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the management of indeterminate nodules discovered on surveillance imaging recommend alternate imaging modality or biopsy. This study evaluates the use of short interval MRI rather than immediate CT or biopsy. METHOD: This retrospective cohort study examines outcomes of 111 patients with indeterminate nodules reviewed by a single institution's Liver Tumor Board 2011-2016. Analysis was focused on outcomes stratified by management decision...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549790/the-inhibitor-of-differentiation-1-id-1-enables-lung-cancer-liver-colonization-through-activation-of-an-emt-program-in-tumor-cells-and-establishment-of-the-pre-metastatic-niche
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Eduardo Castañón, Alex Soltermann, Inés López, Marta Román, Margarita Ecay, María Collantes, Miriam Redrado, Iosune Baraibar, José María López-Picazo, Christian Rolfo, Fernando Vidal-Vanaclocha, Luis Raez, Walter Weder, Alfonso Calvo, Ignacio Gil-Bazo
Id1 promotes carcinogenesis and metastasis, and predicts prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)-adenocarcionoma patients. We hypothesized that Id1 may play a critical role in lung cancer colonization of the liver by affecting both tumor cells and the microenvironment. Depleted levels of Id1 in LLC (Lewis lung carcinoma cells, LLC shId1) significantly reduced cell proliferation and migration in vitro. Genetic loss of Id1 in the host tissue (Id1(-/-) mice) impaired liver colonization and increased survival of Id1(-/-) animals...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548570/embolic-mycotic-encephalitis-in-a-cow-following-mortierella-wolfii-infection-of-a-surgery-site
#3
Benjamin Curtis, Charlotte Hollinger, Ailam Lim, Matti Kiupel
A 5-y-old Holstein dairy cow had surgery for a suspected displaced abomasum 10 d postpartum, developed acute neurologic signs at day 19, and was found dead 21 d postpartum. At autopsy, there was a peri-incisional intramuscular abscess that communicated with the peritoneal cavity, as well as hemorrhage and malacia involving the brain, and multiple nodules in the liver, kidneys, and lungs. Fungal hyphae were seen histologically at the surgery site, on the surface of the liver, and in lesions of severe necrotizing vasculitis in the lungs, kidneys, brain, and liver...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544587/drop-out-rate-from-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list-due-to-hcc-progression-in-hcv-infected-patients-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Alberto Zanetto, Sarah Shalaby, Alessandro Vitale, Claudia Mescoli, Alberto Ferrarese, Martina Gambato, Enrica Franceschet, Giacomo Germani, Marco Senzolo, Antonietta Romano, Paolo Angeli, Massimo Rugge, Fabio Farinati, Daniel M Forton, Umberto Cillo, Patrizia Burra, Francesco Paolo Russo
BACKGROUND & AIM: concerns about an increased hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence rate following directly acting antiviral (DAA) therapy in cirrhotic patients with a prior complete oncological response have been raised. Data regarding the impact of HCV-treatment with DAAs on waiting list drop-out rates in patients with active HCC and HCV-related cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation (LT) are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HCV-HCC patients listed for LT between January 2015 and May 2016 at Padua Liver Transplant Centre were considered eligible for the study...
May 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535659/-analysis-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-98-cases-of-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Y Zhang, L M Wang, F Wu, W Q Rong, S T Lin, Y H Liu, Y L Zheng, J X Wu
Objective: To analyze the clinicopathological features and prognosis of patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma. Methods: The clinicopathological and follow-up data of 98 patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent R0 resection from January 2009 to December 2013 were analyzed retrospectively. Results: All of the patients were followed up. Their postoperative 1-year, 3-year and 5-year overall survival rates were 99.0%, 91.7%, and 76.3%, respectively. Their postoperative median overall survival (OS) period was 52 months...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535182/characterization-of-liver-injury-oval-cell-proliferation-and-cholangiocarcinogenesis-in-glutathione-s-transferase-a3-knockout-mice
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Dana R Crawford, Zoran Ilic, Ian Guest, Ginger L Milne, John D Hayes, Stewart Sell
We recently generated glutathione S-transferase (GST) A3 knockout (KO) mice as a novel model to study the risk factors for liver cancer. GSTA3 KO mice are sensitive to the acute cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), confirming the crucial role of GSTA3 in resistance to AFB1. We now report histopathological changes, tumor formation, biochemical changes and gender response following AFB1 treatment as well as the contribution of oxidative stress. Using a protocol of weekly 0.5 mg AFB1/kg administration, we observed extensive oval (liver stem) cell (OC) proliferation within 1-3 weeks followed by microvesicular lipidosis, megahepatocytes, nuclear inclusions, cholangiomas, and small nodules...
May 23, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532447/clinical-characteristics-of-disseminated-cryptococcosis-in-previously-healthy-children-in-china
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Li-Wei Gao, An-Xia Jiao, Xi-Rong Wu, Shun-Ying Zhao, Yun Ma, Gang Liu, Ju Yin, Bao-Ping Xu, Kun-Ling Shen
BACKGROUND: Disseminated cryptococcosis is a rare and fatal disease, and limited data exist regarding it in children. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of disseminated cryptococcosis in previously healthy children in China. METHODS: Hospitalized patients with disseminated cryptococcosis were enrolled during January 1996 to December 2015 in Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University, China. Data on clinical manifestations, laboratory tests, treatment, and prognosis were evaluated...
May 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531871/echinococcosis-mimicking-liver-malignancy-a-case-report
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Radek Pohnan, Miroslav Ryska, Vladislav Hytych, Radek Matej, Petr Hrabal, Jiri Pudil
INTRODUCTION: Human Alveolar Echinococcosis - Alveolar Hydatid disease (AE) is an omitted zoonotic infection presenting with focal liver lesions. Cause of AE is a larval stage of Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworms. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report an extraordinary case of a 38 year-old female examined due to 2 liver tumors and 2 pulmonary nodules is described. The patient underwent pulmonary and liver surgery for suspected advanced cholangiocellular carcinoma and surprisingly AE was found...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523571/congenital-immature-pure-erythroid-leukemia-with-e-cadherin-expression
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Akihiro Tamura, Suguru Uemura, Atsuro Saito, Saki Okubo, Nanako Nino, Teppei Tahara, Takehito Yokoi, Kenji Kishimoto, Toshiaki Ishida, Daiichiro Hasegawa, Keiichiro Kawasaki, Seiji Yoshimoto, Hideto Nakao, Makiko Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Kosaka
Congenital pure erythroid leukemia is exceedingly rare and poses a diagnostic challenge. We report an atypical case of congenital pure erythroid leukemia that did not express typical erythroid markers. The patient presented with a high white blood cell count with blastic cells at birth. Although flow cytometric analyses of peripheral blood and bone marrow showed a large CD45-negative cell population, we did not identify any evidence of monoclonality. While the circulating blasts decreased with only supportive care, hepatomegaly with multiple nodules was accompanied by liver failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and development of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521651/miliary-metastases-are-associated-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Fred Hsu, Alan Nichol, Ted Toriumi, Alex De Caluwe
BACKGROUND: Miliary metastases are characterized by metastatic nodules that are diffuse, innumerable and small. The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence, prognostic significance and impact of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations for miliary metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients were identified from a Provincial cancer registry (British Columbia, Canada) for the period 2010-2012. Inclusion criteria were stage IV NSCLC at presentation and conclusive EGFR mutation testing...
May 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507925/stratified-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-novel-target-for-prognostic-prediction-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-liver-resection
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Gui-Qian Huang, Ji-Na Zheng, Tian-Tian Zou, Yi-Ran Chen, Ke-Qing Shi, Sven Van Poucke, Zhang Cheng, Lu-Yi Ruan, Ming-Hua Zheng
Background and Aims: Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been shown to predict prognosis of cancers. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of stratification of PLR in patients after curative liver resection (CLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: A total of 1804 patients who underwent CLR for suspected HCC between January 2007 and January 2014 were screened for the study. All of the patients were categorized into equal tertiles according to the number of patients and the distribution of PLR...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507924/improved-outcomes-following-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-diagnosis-in-patients-screened-for-hcc-in-a-large-academic-liver-center-versus-patients-identified-in-the-community
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Nneoma Okoronkwo, Yucai Wang, Capecomorin Pitchumoni, Baburao Koneru, Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos
Background and Aims: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most commonly occurring cancer worldwide. Knowledge and adherence to HCC surveillance guidelines has been associated with earlier detection. We sought to evaluate characteristics and outcomes following HCC diagnosis in patients screened for HCC in a large academic liver center versus patients diagnosed and referred from the community. Methods: We reviewed the records of patients diagnosed with HCC in the liver center of an academic institution from January 1999 till December 2013...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506367/immunohistochemistry-in-the-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Won-Tak Choi, Sanjay Kakar
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be difficult to distinguish from its mimics, including metastatic tumor, benign hepatocellular lesion, and high-grade dysplastic nodule, especially when limited biopsy material is available. Hence, the judicious use of immunohistochemical stains is necessary to establish a correct diagnosis. This article describes advantages and disadvantages of immunohistochemical markers that are most commonly used to distinguish between these lesions. Diagnostic workup of malignant liver mass (HCC and its histologic variants vs metastatic tumor) as well as well-differentiated hepatocellular lesion (well-differentiated HCC vs focal nodular hyperplasia vs hepatocellular adenoma) is also discussed...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495451/comparison-of-image-quality-and-diagnostic-performance-of-cone-beam-ct-during-drug-eluting-embolic-transarterial-chemoembolization-and-multidetector-ct-in-the-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Pierleone Lucatelli, Renato Argirò, Stefano Ginanni Corradini, Luca Saba, Carlo Cirelli, Fabrizio Fanelli, Carmelo Ricci, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Carlo Catalano, Mario Bezzi
PURPOSE: To compare image quality and diagnostic performance of cone-beam computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT in the detection of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis undergoing transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting embolic agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five consecutive patients referred for chemoembolization of hypervascular HCC were prospectively enrolled. Imaging included preprocedural multidetector CT within 1 month before planned treatment, intraprocedural cone-beam CT, and 1-month follow-up multidetector CT...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493096/multiple-malignant-epithelioid-mesotheliomas-of-the-liver-and-greater-omentum-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Koji Minami, Hiroshi Okumura, Kiyokazu Hiwatashi, Sumika Matsukita, Tetsuro Setoyama, Kota Minamimagari, Yusuke Tsuruta, Ichiro Kanetsuki, Yoshito Ogura, Shigeho Maenohara, Shoji Natsugoe
BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma commonly arises from the pleura, but can also arise from the peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis testis. However, malignant mesothelioma of the liver is extremely rare and coexistence with malignant mesothelioma of the greater omentum has not been described in the literature. In this case report, we present a case of multiple malignant mesothelioma of the liver and greater omentum. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for the evaluation of an elastic hard mass in the right upper abdomen...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489163/hypervascular-liver-lesions-in-radiologically-normal-liver
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Enio Campos Amico, José Roberto Alves, Dyego Leandro Bezerra de Souza, Fellipe Alexandre Macena Salviano, Samir Assi João, Adriano de Araújo Lima Liguori
Background: The hypervascular liver lesions represent a diagnostic challenge. Aim: To identify risk factors for cancer in patients with non-hemangiomatous hypervascular hepatic lesions in radiologically normal liver. Method: This prospective study included patients with hypervascular liver lesions in radiologically normal liver. The diagnosis was made by biopsy or was presumed on the basis of radiologic stability in follow-up period of one year...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487049/liver-cirrhosis-reversion-is-improved-in-hamsters-with-a-neurointermediate-pituitary-lobectomy
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A Quintanar-Stephano, J Ventura-Juárez, E Sánchez-Alemán, L R Aldaba-Muruato, D Cervantes-García, D Gonzalez-Blas, M H Muñoz-Ortega
Regulating mechanisms of fibrosis is an important goal in the treatment of fibrosis and liver cirrhosis. The role of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in promoting fibrosis in several organs has been well documented. However, the result of an AVP deficiency during liver fibrosis has not been reported. We herein study the effects of an AVP deficiency, which was induced by neurointermediate pituitary lobectomy (NIL), on liver cirrhosis and liver cirrhosis reversion. Hamsters were intact (control) or underwent CCl4-induced cirrhosis, the latter animals divided into four groups: Cirrhotic, NIL-cirrhotic, Cirrhotic-reversion (R) and NIL-cirrhotic-R...
May 7, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485658/multicystic-biliary-hamartoma-with-extremely-elevated-ca19-9-a-case-report
#18
Takeshi Morinaga, Katsunori Imai, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Takanobu Yamao, Takayoshi Kaida, Shigeki Nakagawa, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Shinji Sumiyoshi, Yoshiki Mikami, Hideo Baba
Multicystic biliary hamartoma (MCBH) is a rare cystic disease of the liver. We herein report a case of MCBH associated with extremely elevated levels of serum carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9. A 53-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of extremely elevated CA19-9 levels (more than 12,000 U/mL). Enhanced abdominal computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a multicystic tumor with a calcified wall in the left lobe of the liver, although no apparent intracystic nodule was detected...
May 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481866/critical-role-of-myc-activation-in-mouse-hepatocarcinogenesis-induced-by-the-activation-of-akt-and-ras-pathways
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B Xin, M Yamamoto, K Fujii, T Ooshio, X Chen, Y Okada, K Watanabe, N Miyokawa, H Furukawa, Y Nishikawa
MYC activation at modest levels has been frequently found in hepatocellular carcinoma. However, its significance in hepatocarcinogenesis has remained obscure. Here we examined the role of Myc activation in mouse liver tumours induced by hepatocytic expression of myristoylated AKT (AKT) and/or mutant HRAS(V12) (HRAS) via transposon-mediated gene integration. AKT or HRAS alone required 5 months to induce liver tumours, whereas their combination generated hepatocellular carcinoma within 8 weeks. Co-introduction of AKT and HRAS induced lipid-laden preneoplastic cells that grew into nodules composed of tumour cells with or without intracytoplasmic lipid, with the latter being more proliferative and associated with spontaneous Myc expression...
May 8, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474275/comparison-of-mono-and-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-in-benign-thyroid-disease
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Yücel Korkusuz, Alexander Mader, Daniel Gröner, Shadi Ahmad, Oscar Maximilian Mader, Frank Grünwald, Christian Happel
PURPOSE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an approved minimal invasive method for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules. Several experimental, mainly ex vivo animal studies have compared the effectiveness of different RFA procedures in liver tissue. The aim of this retrospective clinical study was to evaluate the difference between monopolar and bipolar RFA in thyroid tissue considering thyroid volume reduction, patient discomfort and ultrasound evaluation. METHODS: Eighteen patients with symptomatic complex benign thyroid nodules were treated in a single RFA session...
May 4, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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