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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804587/primary-hepatic-lymphoma-mimicking-cholangiocarcinoma
#1
Foroogh Forghani, Mohsen Masoodi, Maryam Kadivar
Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) presenting with obstructive jaundice is rare and can mimic a preoperative diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma. We should consider PHL in patients with radiological hepatic disease with normal serum alpha-fetoprotein and carcinoembryonic antigen levels, and elevated lactate dehydrogenase. We present the case of a 67-year-old male with no significant medical history presented with abdominal pain, jaundice, fever, and abnormal liver function tests. Abdominal sonography and computed tomography scan suggested a diagnosis of obstructive jaundice and cholangitis due to cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor)...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776385/sternal-cutaneous-metastasis-of-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#2
Antonio José Fernández López, María Encarnación Tamayo-Rodríguez, María Ángeles Paniza-Mendoza
Subcutaneous metastasis is a rare initial manifestation of visceral tumors, and represent advanced stages with poor prognosis. We report the case of a female patient with a subcutaneous nodule over the sternum, which was ultimately found to be a metastasis of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Only 20 cases of subcutaneous metastasis from Klatskin tumors have been reported - a rare occurrence with poor survival rates.
August 4, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745084/patient-with-unresectable-cholangiocarcinoma-treated-with-radiofrequency-hyperthermia-in-combination-with-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#3
Juyoung Ryu, Kangwook Lee, Changmug Joe, JongCheon Joo, Namhun Lee, Hwa-Seung Yoo
Hyperthermia, which is a noninvasive treatment that causes tumor cells to become heated and that works in synergy with anticancer drugs and radiation therapy, is emerging as a promising treatment for patients with cancer. The purpose of this study is to report the efficacy of hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy (gemcitabine/cisplatin) for the treatment of a patient with unresectable cholangiocarcinoma. A 54-year-old man was diagnosed as hilar cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor) and was administered neoadjuvant and preoperative radiation with chemotherapy...
July 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675365/extension-of-hepatic-resection-ameliorates-survival-in-patients-with-type-iiia-or-iiib-klatskin-tumors-despite-surgical-complications
#4
Radu Razvan Scurtu, George Dindelegan, Vasile Bintintan, Radu Drasovean, Raluca Apostu, Constantin Ciuce
Background: Major hepatectomies for hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC) are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. We aimed to evaluate how and if surgical complications related to extended hepatectomies for HC type III and IV according to Bismuth-Corlette classification influence patients long-term survival. Methods: The files of all patients with major hepatectomy for HC and postoperative complications were retrospectively reviewed. Only patients with a complete postoperative follow up have be taken into account for the study...
May 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596824/primary-extrahepatic-bile-duct-neuroendocrine-tumor-with-obstructive-jaundice-masquerading-as-a-klatskin-tumor
#5
Lauren Hoepfner, Jared A White
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the extrahepatic bile duct are extremely rare and reported infrequently in the literature. These tumors are difficult to diagnose preoperatively, and the prognosis is variable, often determined by extent of disease, tumor grade and resectability. This case report presents a 45-year-old male with history of biliary obstruction relieved by endobiliary stents with common hepatic duct stricture just above the cystic duct, thought to be a Klatskin's cholangiocarcinoma. Final pathological examination was consistent with primary extrahepatic NET...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529266/preoperative-biliary-drainage-versus-direct-surgery-for-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma-a-retrospective-study-at-a-single-center
#6
Yulong Cai, Qi Tang, Xianze Xiong, Fuyu Li, Hui Ye, Peipei Song, Nansheng Cheng
Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (pCC, also known as a Klatskin tumor) is the most common type of cholangiocarcinoma (CC). Preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) is indicated for pCC patients with acute cholangitis or patients who need portal vein embolization (PVE). However, the routine performance of PBD in other patients with pCC is still controversial. The current study retrospectively examined patients with pCC who did not undergo PVE and who did not have cholangitis who were seen at this Hospital to assess the advantages and disadvantages of PBD...
May 22, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473299/single-synchronous-liver-metastasis-from-merkel-cell-carcinoma-mimicking-a-klatskin-tumor-a-diagnostic-challenge
#7
Giovanni Vennarecci, Antonella Tudisco, Francesca Cancellario d'Alena, Giuseppe M Ettorre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 14, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405328/photodynamic-therapy-with-polyhematoporphyrin-for-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-nationwide-retrospective-study-of-150-consecutive-applications
#8
Werner Dolak, Hubert Schwaighofer, Brigitte Hellmich, Bernhard Stadler, Georg Spaun, Wolfgang Plieschnegger, Arnold Hebenstreit, Jutta Weber-Eibel, Franz Siebert, Klaus Emmanuel, Peter Knoflach, Michael Gschwantler, Wolfgang Vogel, Michael Trauner, Andreas Püspök
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a palliative treatment for malignant biliary obstruction. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to assess the feasibility and safety of this technique. METHODS: In this nationwide, retrospective study of prospectively collected clinical data, all patients treated with PDT using polyhematoporphyrin in Austria from March 2004 to May 2013 were included. Feasibility, adverse events, stent patency and mortality rates were investigated...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373474/evaluation-of-tumor-markers-and-their-impact-on-prognosis-in-gallbladder-bile-duct-and-cholangiocellular-carcinomas-a-pilot-study
#9
Vaclav Liska, Vladislav Treska, Tomas Skalicky, Jakub Fichtl, Jan Bruha, Ondrej Vycital, Ondrej Topolcan, Richard Palek, Jachym Rosendorf, Jiri Polivka, Lubos Holubec
BACKGROUND/AIM: The behavior of tumor markers in biliary tract malignancies is not well-known and has been scarcely studied. Such markers could play important roles in diagnostic and prognostic schemes as well as in decision-making about the best treatment strategies. This study analyzed the preoperative serum levels of conventional tumor markers (AFP, CEA, CA 19-9, CA 72-4), proliferative marker thymidine kinase (TK) and cytokeratins (TPA, TPS and CYFRA 21.1) in patients with gallbladder carcinoma, bile duct carcinoma (Klatskin) and cholangiocellular carcinoma, in relation to the patient prognosis...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288474/cholangiocellular-carcinoma
#10
Arndt Vogel, Anna Saborowski
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinomas (CCAs) are aggressive malignancies that display features of biliary differentiation. According to their anatomical location, CCAs are commonly classified as intrahepatic and extrahepatic tumors, the latter entity being further subdivided into perihilar CCAs, also termed as Klatskin tumors, and distal tumors. While a majority of CCAs occur sporadically, established risk factors such as liver fluke infestation or primary sclerosing cholangitis exist. SUMMARY: Due to lack of efficient early screening markers, CCAs are frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage when curative surgical resection is not an option...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178122/mortality-after-portal-vein-embolization-two-case-reports
#11
Eung Chang Lee, Sang-Jae Park, Sung-Sik Han, Hyeong Min Park, Seung Duk Lee, Seong Hoon Kim, In Joon Lee, Hyun Beom Kim
Portal vein embolization (PVE) is increasingly performed worldwide to reduce the possibility of liver failure after extended hepatectomy, by inducing future liver remnant (FLR) hypertrophy and atrophy of the liver planned for resection. The procedure is known to be very safe and to have few procedure-related complications.In this study, we described 2 elderly patients with Bismuth-Corlette type IV Klatskin tumor who underwent right trisectional PVE involving the embolization of the right portal vein, the left medial sectional portal branch, and caudate portal vein...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902955/extrahepatic-biliary-obstrution-secondary-to-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-common-hepatic-duct
#12
Faraz A Khan, Anastasia Stevens-Chase, Rahman Chaudhry, Asra Hashmi, David Edelman, Donald Weaver
INTRODUCTION: Primary neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the extrahepatic biliary tree are a rare entity with less than 100 reported cases in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here, we report a case of NET of the extrahepatic bile duct in a 64-year-old male patient presenting with painless jaundice, direct hyperbilirubinemia, and mildly elevated transaminases. Diagnostic workup with an ultrasound revealed dilation of the intrahepatic biliary ducts, without cholelithiasis or choledocholithiasis...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843427/isolated-liver-hilar-infiltration-by-igg4-inflammation-mimicking-cholangiocarcinoma
#13
Laurent Bochatay, Pietro Majno, Emiliano Giostra, Jean Louis Frossard
IgG4-related disease represents a heterogeneous group of disease characterized by infiltration of various tissues by IgG4 plasmocytes. In case of liver infiltration, this condition classically mimics primary sclerosing cholangitis or multifocal cholangiocarcinoma due to inflammation that preferentially affects the intra- and extrahepatic bile duct. Diagnostic criteria have recently been reviewed in order to better define the disease and help physicians make the diagnosis. Herein, we present the case of a patient who died after liver surgery for suspected cholangiocarcinoma that finally turned out to be IgG4-associated liver disease, a condition being out of current consensual criteria...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795771/-role-of-biliary-mri-in-etiological-diagnosis-of-cholestatic-icteruses-in-dakar
#14
Nfally Badji, Geraud Akpo, Hamidou Deme, Mouhamadou Hamine Toure, Mamadou Ly, Boucar Ndong, El Hadji Niang
Biliary MRI is a relatively new diagnostic test in the arsenal of exploration techniques in biliopancreatic pathology. This is a reproducible and reliable non invasive technique for direct visualization of biliary and pancreatic ducts. This study aims to evaluate the morphological features of major abnormalities and the role of biliary MRI in the etiological diagnosis of cholestatic icteruses. This is a retrospective study of 17 patients conducted in the Imaging Unit of the University Hospital of Fann and of the Principal hospital of Dakar over a period of 4 years and six months (January 2008 at July 2012)...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761479/the-klatskin-tumor-that-wasn-t-an-unusual-presentation-of-sarcoidosis
#15
Priya D Farooq, Darryn R Potosky
We present the case of a patient who presented with signs and symptoms associated with a Klatskin tumor. After endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and biopsy, she was found instead to have granulomatous infiltration of the extrahepatic biliary tree consistent with biliary sarcoidosis. The patient was treated successfully with systemic corticosteroids and azathioprine. She later developed cutaneous, lymphatic, and pulmonary granulomatous disease. Isolated biliary disease is a rare initial presentation of systemic sarcoidosis...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723691/-percutaneous-cholangiostomy-for-portal-cholangiocarcinoma
#16
O I Okhotnikov, M V Yakovleva, V I Pakhomov
AIM: to analyze the efficacy of interventional methods in treatment of Klatskin tumor patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Treatment of 133 patients with Klatskin tumor for the period 2000-2015 was analyzed. Bismuth I type was revealed in 28 (21.1%) cases, type II  - in 45 (33.8%) cases, type III - in 51 (38.3%) cases, type IV - in 9 (6.8%) cases. All patients underwent sonofluoroscopy-assisted percutaneous transhepatic cholangiostomy using self-fixing Pig tail 8Fr drains at the first stage followed by externointernal drainage or antegrade biliary stenting...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648091/y-configured-metallic-stent-combined-with-125-i-seed-strands-cavity-brachytherapy-for-a-patient-with-type-iv-klatskin-tumor
#17
Jiao Dechao, Xinwei Han, Wang Yanli, Li Zhen
We report a case in an inoperable patient with type IV Klatskin tumor treated by the use of a novel, two piece, Y-configured self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) combined with two (125)I seed strands via bilateral approach. The placement of the Y-shaped SEMS was successful and resulted in adequate biliary drainage. After 2 months of intraluminal brachytherapy (ILBT), both (125)I seed strands and temporary drainage catheter were removed after patency of the expanded stents was confirmed by the cholangiogram...
August 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586966/a-pilot-study-of-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-with-gemcitabine-and-cisplatin-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer
#18
Kyong Joo Lee, Seung Woo Yi, Jihye Cha, Jinsil Seong, Seungmin Bang, Si Young Song, Hee Man Kim, Seung Woo Park
PURPOSE: Combination chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin is a standard treatment for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine- and cisplatin-based concurrent chemoradiotherapy in patients with unresectable biliary tract cancer. METHODS: Patients with pathologically proven, unresectable, non-metastatic biliary tract cancer were enrolled. Gemcitabine was administered intravenously at a dose of 1000 mg/m(2) on days 1, 8, and 15...
October 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27447008/-biomolecular-prognostic-factors-in-klatskin-tumor
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Yu O Zharikov, Yu A Kovalenko, A V Czhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374219/endobronchial-watanabe-spigot-in-the-treatment-of-bronchobiliary-fistula
#20
Cengiz Özdemir, Sinem Nedime Sökücü, Ayşegül Akbaş, Sezin Altay, Ahmet Levent Karasulu, Levent Dalar
Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) is a rare condition in which an abnormal communication exists between the bile ducts and the bronchial tree. Malignancy is the most common etiology of BBF, although many others are possible. A 74-year-old male patient with an inoperable Klatskin tumor presented with a complaint of yellow-green sputum and cough; the patient underwent fiber-optic bronchoscopy based on a preliminary diagnosis of bronchobiliary fistula. Using fiber-optic rigid bronchoscopy, the laterobasal segment of the lower right lung lobe was occluded using three pieces of 5-mm Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot...
2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
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