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Edyta Iwaniec-Karlikowska, Monika Augustyn, Iwon Grys
UNLABELLED: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is the second most frequent liver malignancy, responsible for 10-15% primary liver cancers. This tumor is difficult to diagnose and characterized by high mortality rate. Extrahepatic CCA is a specific type known as Klatskin tumor. A CASE REPORT: The patient was admitted to the Clinic of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology with intrahepatic cholestasis. Imaging revealed Bismuth type IV hilum tumor. Due to rare occurrence of this malignancy the patient was directed to the tertiary center...
February 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Dana Aline Pérez Camargo, Silvia R Allende Pérez, Abelardo Meneses García, Luigina De Nicola Delfin, Erika Thalía Copca Mendoza, Miriam S Sánchez López, Martha Karen Flores García, Emma Verástegui Avilés
BACKGROUND: Anorexia-cachexia is a frequent syndrome among cancer patients, specially in late stages: the global prevalence of para-neoplastic anorexia-cachexia ranges between 20-40% in the diagnostic stage and between 70-80% in the late stage of the disease. The co-existence of functional or structural digestive abnormalities is frequently observed among cancer patients; this is a consequence of the tumor growth and of those systemic phenomena related to metabolism, which are affected by the relationship tumor-host specific to anorexia- cachexia...
2014: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
F Kohútek, A Rosík, N Izák, M Tamášová, B Bystrický
BACKGROUND: Paraneoplastic syndromes precede the dia-gnosis of malignancy. Early detection of paraneoplastic syndrome may lead to detection of malignancy in its early and potentially curable stage. Differential diagnostic process of rare paraneoplastic vasculitis requires multidisciplinary cooperation between rheumatologists, radiologists and oncologists. CASE: 41 year old female patient with cervical cancer in stage IVB (paraaortic lymphadenopathy) and clinical symptoms of acute vasculitis was admitted to our ward for oncological treatment...
2014: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
J Petera, L Dušek
BACKGROUND: Population ageing in developed countries associated with increasing cancer incidence in higher age categories becomes a serious challenge in oncology nowadays. AIM: To review the present policy of management of senior cancer patients and to outline strategies of its improvement. Elderly patients are generally undertreated if we address current treatment standards. The elderly population is heterogenous in terms of functional status, physical and psychical impairment, comorbidities, functional reserve, socioeconomic backgroud and geriatric symptoms...
2014: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
Rosa Maria Ortiz Comino, Noemi Burgos Guadix, Rosa Lina De Los Santos de Lopez, Ana Dolores Romero Ortiz, Manuel De Vega
SESSION TITLE: Lung Cancer Posters IISESSION TYPE: Poster PresentationsPRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PMPURPOSE: Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths wordlwide. There is a limited data evaluating overall five years lung cancer survival. The aim of this study is to describe the characteristics of our patients with lung cancer and the five years survival rate in our hospital. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of all patients who had lung cancer from Jan 2004 to Dec 2007 at Hospital Virgen de las Nieves in Granada...
March 1, 2014: Chest
Andrzej Fedak, Wojciech Uchto, Andrzej Urbanik
The aim of the study is determine, that transhepatic,transcutaneal drainage of the bile ducts is the method of palliative treatment of inoperative liver hilum tumours. In the years 1998-2011, 211 patients with malignant obturation of the liver hilum were palliative treated by transcutanel, transhepatic drainage with US control. Patients with inoperative, malignant tumours of liver hilum in terminal state were included. More than 5 mm, minimal wideness of bile duct was the main term of qualification to procedure...
2013: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Ozan Balakan, Ali Süner, Remzi Yiğiter, Tuba Balakan, Akif Sirikçi, Alper Sevinç
A 46-year-old man was diagnosed with brain metastasis after a two-year history of melanoma. Paliative radiotherapy was administered followed by dacarbazine, temozolamide, ipilimumab, stereotactic radiosurgery, ipilimumab reinduction and finally vemurafenib, to which the patient showed objective responses. The patient received vemurafenib for four months and died after progresive disease. Long-term follow-ups after surgery have been reported in the literature. However, in patients with unresectable metastases, outcomes are mostly detrimental...
2012: Internal Medicine
M Ryska, L Dusek, R Pohnán, B Bunganic, L Bieberová, O Ryska, M Lovecek, B Jon, K Rupert, M Krejcí, J Jarkovský
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this report is to present results of prospective multicentric study on quality of life (QoL) in advanced ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD: In 426 patients with advanced ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma, the following parameters were studied: type of treatment, complication rates, 1, 2 and 3-year survival rates. QoL was assessed in 151 patients, using a generic SF-36 questionnaire prior the therapy and then 3 months after the treatment...
April 2012: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Indra Wijaya, Murdani Abdullah
Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare and very aggressive neoplasm that arises from the biliary epithelium, constitutes approximately 2% of all reported cancer, and accounts for about 3% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Up to date, there are many modalities to diagnosis and treat with a range of sensitivity and specificity, and also the advantage and disadvantage of its modality. As a physician, we should be able to assess and choose promptly which modality is best for our patient, even for paliative care. Treatment modalities are surgery and non-surgery like adjuvant chemotherapy, radiation, chemoradiation, radiotherapy, TACE, 5-FU chemoinfusion, intralesion PEI, photodynamic therapy, liver transplantation, and paliative therapy...
July 2011: Acta Medica Indonesiana
L Hrabálek, J Bacovský, V Scudla, T Wanek, O Kalita
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The management of spinal multiple myeloma (MM) is a complex process, including causal treatment (i.e. efforts to suppress the tumor clone), as well as supportive therapy, including surgery. The aim of this article is to present retrospective evaluation of surgical indications in patients with MM or solitary spinal plasmocytoma. MATERIAL: A total of 10 patients (8 males and 2 females) aged from 32 to 74 years (the mean age of 53.3) were included in the study...
May 2011: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
J Plásek, M Vybíralová, J Dvorácková, A Petrusková, J Sagan, M Golián, V Hrabovský, N Petejová, A Martínek
Primary hepatic carcinoid (PHC) is considered to be particularly sporadic diagnosis; in current world literature about 60 cases have been reported. Most of the patients present with abdominal pain, diarrhea, icterus, flush, weight loss or respiratory disease; even though the course of the disease might stay asymptomatic for a long time. An illuminating case of at presentation oligosymptomatic 72-year-old patient, which was after extensive examination based on OctreoScan and histological verification diagnosed to have generalized PHC, is reported...
June 2011: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
R Vrba, C Neoral, R Aujeský
The authors present a study on rates and management of complications of gastric carcinoma surgeries. During a five-year period, a total of 149 patients with gastric carcinomas were operated in the Ist Surgical Clinic (Charles University Faculty Hospital). Radical resections were performed in 121 subjects. In 7 subjects, upper pole resections were performed. 21 subjects underwent paliative therapy or surgical exploration. In the authors' study group, no serious perioperative complications were recorded. The following postoperative complications were observed: fistulas in esophagojejunal anastomosis (8x), duodenal stub fistula (lx), subphrenic abscess (2x), adhesive ileus (1x)...
March 2010: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Jacek Smigielski, Jarosław Hołyński, Maciej Kococik, Zbigniew Kococik, Mariusz Balcerczak, Janusz Sztompka, Jerzy Wojtysiak, Rafał Drozda, Renata Talar-Wojnarowska, Marek Pazurek, Ewa Małecka-Panas, Krzysztof Kołomecki, Marian Brocki
UNLABELLED: Cholangiocarcinomas have been often met in daily practice. Biliar tract neoplasmas are the most important group in adenomas and papillomas. There is the medical and social problem with cancer patients because they call doctor too late when cancer changes reach a high level and only paliative procedures are recommended. In the most cases the prothesis implanted by ERCP and surgical digestive bypasses are applied. AIM OF THE STUDY: was to evaluate some therapeutic methods in paliative treatment applied in patients with biliary tract cancer...
May 2009: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
R Vrba, C Neoral, R Aujeský, T Malý, M Lovecek
Gastric carcinoma is a malignancy, frequently manifesting itself in late stages, with metastatic spread into lymph nodes. Resection is the only curative therapy. A total of 149 gastric carcinoma patients were operated in the Ist Surgical Clinic during the studied five- year period. The pre-operative disease staging included the PET-CT examination, as a standard. Total gastrectomy (GE) was completed in 109 subjects, while 12 subjects underwent subtotal GE. The both procedures included D2 lymphadenectomy. In selected cases, the surgery included upper polar resection (7 subjects)...
February 2009: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
O Sláma, J Novák
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2008: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
J Tvrdon, T Harustiak, A Pazdro, T Tersíp, P Pafko
The authors present their experience with endoscopic introduction of stents into esophagus and cardia based on data collected from a group of 520 patients. Their study included both paliative management of stenoses in carcinomas of the esophagus and cardia, as well as management of other esophageal conditions, including fistules, perforations and various types of stenoses, including the use of novel absorbable stents.
July 2008: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
N Iarŭmov, S Toshev
Paliative surgery in carcinoma of the head of the pancreas have thoroughly task to carry out decompression of biliar tract, remove duodenal impassability and reduce the pain. Numerous variants for decompression of biliar tract were recommended, but stil now there is no agreement about optimal approach. As method of choise for decompression of biliar tract in patients with cancer our first alternative is making safeless, with little traumatic and easy performance anastomosis. Duodenostasis in patients with carcinoma of the head of the pancreas was determinated clinicly in 40-60% of casees...
2005: Khirurgiia
Palaniappan Muthappan, Hugh Calkins
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is an inherited cardiomyopathy characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and structural abnormalities of the right ventricle (RV). ARVD results from progressive replacement of right ventricular myocardium with fatty and fibrous tissue. The precise prevalence of ARVD in the United States has been estimated to be 1 in 5000 of the general population. Recent evidence has made it clear that ARVD is a disease of desmosomal dysfunction. The main management consideration concerns whether to implant an ICD...
July 2008: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Jerzy Spindel, Leszek Miszczyk, Bogdan Koczy, Adam Chrobok, Bolesław Pilecki, Tomasz Mrozek, Adam Jarosz
Background. The objective of this paper is efficacy assesment of partial bone resection procedure with subsequent joint exchange as a method of skeletal cancer metastases and pathological fractures surgical treatment within hip and shoulder among patients in our own experience.<br /> Material and methods. 79 patients operated between 1997 and 2002 were assesed.Group I - 68 cases with sceletal cancer metastases and pathological fracture of proximal femur.Group II - 11 patients with sceletal cancer metastases and pathological fracture of humerus...
June 30, 2003: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
D Mileusnić, M Durbaba, S Vucićević, J Stanković, Lj RadosevićJelić, T Pekmezović
The prognosis of patients with esophageal cancer is poor, due to frequent local recurrence and distant metastasis. The last decade has also seen that brachytherapy as a treatment with real potential to improve the therapeutic ratio of external irradiation. From March 1993 to October 1994 at the Institute of oncology and radiology in Belgrade, 18 patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer were treated by combined intralumenal brachytherapywith external beam irradiation. Median age was 59.6 years (range 43-70) and male/female ratio 2...
September 1995: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
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