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Yasuhiro Tsukamoto, Junichi Kiyasu, Hayato Utsunomiya, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Ilseung Choi, Youko Suehiro, Yoshifusa Aratake, Yasunobu Abe
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a condition involving benign tumors pathologically characterized by multiple blood-filled cavities, mostly affecting the liver and spleen. Androgenic-steroids are widely used in patients with bone marrow failure syndromes (e.g.: aplastic anemia) and these patients are at increased risk of developing PH. Although patients with PH are generally asymptomatic, PH can progress to liver failure and even fatal spontaneous intraabdominal hemorrhage. Therefore, early diagnosis is critical in order to prevent life-threatening complications of PH...
August 2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Md Hafiz Uddin, Shunyu Li, Yan Jin, Min-Ho Choi, Ja June Jang, Sung-Tae Hong
Clonorchis sinensis is a Group-I bio-carcinogen, associated with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). The hamster is the only experimental model of C. sinensis-mediated CCA, but we oblige another animal model. The present study intended to develop a C. sinensis (Cs) mediated CCA model using C3H/He mice, co-stimulated with N-nitrosodimethyl-amine (NDMA) and dicyclanil (DC). The mice were divided into 8 groups with different combinations of Cs, NDMA, and DC. Six months later the mice were sacrificed and subjected to gross and histopathological examination...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
Gregory M Anstead
In 1915, a British medical officer on the Western Front reported on a soldier with relapsing fever, headache, dizziness, lumbago, and shin pain. Within months, additional cases were described, mostly in frontline troops, and the new disease was called trench fever. More than 1 million troops were infected with trench fever during World War 1, with each affected soldier unfit for duty for more than 60 days. Diagnosis was challenging, because there were no pathognomonic signs and symptoms and the causative organism could not be cultured...
August 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Peter Bond, William Llewellyn, Peter Van Mol
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) have been abused for decades by both professional and amateur athletes in order to improve physical performance or muscle mass. AAS abuse can cause adverse effects, among which are hepatotoxic effects. These effects include cholestatic icterus and possibly peliosis hepatis and hepatocellular carcinoma or adenoma. In particular, 17α-alkylated AAS appear to be hepatotoxic, whereas nonalkylated AAS appear not to be. The 17α-alkyl substitution retards hepatic metabolism of the AAS rendering it orally bioavailable...
August 2016: Medical Hypotheses
Giovan Giuseppe Di Costanzo, Giuseppina Marino Marsilia, Raffaella Tortora, Giuseppe Di Costanzo, Alfonso Ragozzino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Steven T Berkowitz, Kristi M Gannon, Carol A Carberry, Yonaira Cortes
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of hemoperitonium in a dog with Bartonellosis and peliosis hepatis (PH) lesions that resolved following antimicrobial therapy. CASE SUMMARY: A 3-year-11-month-old 22.5 kg female spayed mixed breed dog presented for progressive lethargy and vomiting. An abdominal ultrasonographic examination revealed moderate ascites, which when sampled was nonclotting hemorrhagic fluid. An exploratory laparotomy revealed a large volume of nonclotted blood in the dog's abdomen and blood-filled vesicular lesions dispersed diffusely along multiple lobes of the liver...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Jung-Hye Choi, Young-Woong Won, Hyun Sung Kim, Young-Ha Oh, Sanghyeok Lim, Han-Joon Kim
Oxaliplatin is an effective chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of colorectal cancer; however, it may cause liver injury, particularly sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS). Although SOS does not usually present with focal lesions on radiological images, the present study describes the case of a 22-year-old woman with oxaliplatin-induced SOS mimicking metastatic colon cancer in the liver. An abdominal computed tomography revealed a novel 1 cm, low-density lesion in segment 1 of the liver following the administration of the fourth round of oxaliplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer...
April 2016: Oncology Letters
J Martins, H Alexandrino, R Oliveira, M A Cipriano, D Falcão, L Ferreira, R Martins, M Serôdio, M Martins, J G Tralhão, L Prado e Castro, F Castro E Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Advances in neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) have allowed surgical treatment in otherwise unresectable patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). It is well known that NCT induces liver lesions such as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) and steatohepatitis (SH). However, whether it affects postoperative morbidity remains controversial. The aim of this study was both to evaluate the impact of NCT on liver parenchyma and postoperative morbidity, and to identify preoperative predictive markers for liver injury...
May 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Gil-Sun Hong, Kyoung Won Kim, Jihyun An, Ju Hyun Shim, Jihun Kim, Eun Sil Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
Sun Bean Kim, Do Kyung Kim, Sun Jeong Byun, Ji Hye Park, Jin Young Choi, Young Nyun Park, Do Young Kim
Peliosis hepatis is a rare condition that can cause hepatic hemorrhage, rupture, and ultimately liver failure. Several authors have reported that peliosis hepatis develops in association with chronic wasting disease or prolonged use of anabolic steroids or oral contraceptives. In this report we describe a case in which discontinuation of steroid therapy improved the condition of a patient with peliosis hepatis. Our patient was a 64-year-old woman with a history of long-term steroid treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ...
December 2015: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
Daniele Crocetti, Andrea Palmieri, Giuseppe Pedullà, Vittorio Pasta, Valerio D'Orazi, Gian Luca Grazi
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a disease characterized by multiple and small, blood-filled cysts within the parenchymatous organs. PH is a very rare disease, more common in adults, and when it affects the liver, it comes to the surgeon's attention only in an extremely urgent situation after the lesion's rupture with the resulting hemoperitoneum. This report describes the case of a 29-year-old woman affected by recurring abdominal pain. Computed tomography scans showed a hepatic lesion formed by multiple hypodense areas, which showed an early acquisition of the contrast during the arterial phase...
December 14, 2015: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Eberhard Nieschlag, Elena Vorona
Since the 1970s anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) have been abused at ever increasing rates in competitive athletics, in recreational sports and in bodybuilding. Exceedingly high doses are often consumed over long periods, in particular by bodybuilders, causing acute or chronic adverse side effects frequently complicated by additional polypharmacy. This review summarizes side effects on non-reproductive organs and functions; effects on male and female reproduction have been recently reviewed in a parallel paper...
September 2015: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
Hisashi Hidaka, Makoto Ohbu, Takahide Nakazawa, Takaaki Matsumoto, Akitaka Shibuya, Wasaburo Koizumi
INTRODUCTION: In the World Health Organization histological classification of the liver tumor, peliosis hepatis is defined as a tumor-like lesion. The entity is characterized by the appearance of multiple cyst-like, blood-filled spaces within the liver parenchyma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old Japanese man with prostate cancer was referred to our department because he was diagnosed as having two hepatic tumors. The tumors were confirmed to be peliosis hepatis by repeated needle biopsies and because of their atypical images by enhanced computed tomography and enhanced magnetic resonance imaging...
2015: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Jonathan G Stine, Naga Chalasani
To examine the available literature and summarize what is known about chronic drug-induced liver injury. We reviewed PubMed/MEDLINE through March 2015. We developed a MEDLINE search strategy using PubMed medical subject heading terms chronic liver injury, hepatotoxicity, drug-induced liver injury, cirrhosis and chronic liver disease. We reviewed the reference list of included articles to identify articles missed in the database search. Chronic liver injury from drugs is more common than once thought with prevalence as high as 18% based on large national registries...
November 2015: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Özkan Özen, Alptekin Tosun, Çiğdem Akgül
Hemoperitoneum due to nontraumatic liver rupture is rare. The most common cause of nontraumatic rupture of the liver is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The other causes of nontraumatic liver ruptures are peliosis hepatis, polyarteritis nodosa, systemic lupus erythematosus, preeclampsia, metastatic carcinoma, and other primary liver tumors. In this report, we present the computed tomography findings of spontaneous liver rupture in a 52-year-old male patient due to multifocal HCC, with the diagnosis proven by surgical specimen...
2015: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Sanket Srinivasa, Wai G Lee, Ali Aldameh, Jonathan B Koea
BACKGROUND: A spontaneous hepatic haemorrhage (SHH) is a rare condition that presents acutely to both hepatobiliary and general surgeons. Management of the condition is challenging because of the emergent presentation requiring immediate intervention, the presence of underlying chronic liver disease and the multiple potential underlying aetiological conditions. METHODS: A literature search on a spontaneous hepatic haemorrhage was instituted on Medline (1966-2014), Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE (1947-2014), PubMed, Web of Science and Google Scholar...
October 2015: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
A M M Kootte, A M Siegel, M Koorenhof
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare vascular condition of the liver characterised by the presence of cystic blood-filled cavities distributed randomly throughout the liver parenchyma. PH should be considered in the differential diagnosis of women with a long history of use of oral contraceptives with suspected hypervascular lesions diagnosed by imaging, but with an unknown primary tumour. Because of the extensive use of oral contraceptives in the general female population worldwide, PH should be added to the differential diagnosis of suspected hypervascular liver lesions...
January 2015: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Simona Gurzu, Ioan Jung, Anca Otilia Contac, Mihai Turcu, Adrian Tudor
Atypical hepatocellular neoplasm (AHN) is an adenoma-like hepatic tumor that even occurs in noncirrhotic liver of males (any age) or females ≥ 50 years old, or associates focal atypical features. In this article, 2 unusual cases diagnosed in elderly cirrhotic patients, unrelated to steroids, are presented. The first case was incidentally diagnosed in an 83-year-old female. During laparoscopic surgery for cholecystectomy, hemoperitoneum was installed and laparotomy was necessary to remove a 70-mm nodular encapsulated hepatic tumor that was microscopically composed by hepatocyte-like cells with clear cytoplasm, arranged in 1- to 2-cell-thick plates and intermingled with areas of peliosis, negative for alpha fetoprotein (αFP), p53, and keratin 7, with low Ki67 index and intact reticulin framework...
July 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xia Wang, Rui-Yu Zhan, Yu-Yi Wang, X I Yan, Dan Cao, Yan Li, Yi-Qin Wang, Feng Luo
Cancer-associated systemic syndrome (CASS) is characterized by a constellation of symptoms, including progressive weight loss, anemia, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction, muscle and adipose atrophy, hepatic peliosis and kidney failure. The present study assesses the effects of endostatin on CASS and any possible underlying mechanism in tumor-bearing mice. The results showed that the inoculation of Lewis lung carcinoma cells into mice led to CASS that was characterized by a notable decrease in body weight, severe anemia phenotype, disordered biochemistry, hepatosplenomegaly, and a marked increase in serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), tumor necrosis factor α and interleukin-6 (IL-6)...
May 2015: Oncology Letters
Stefania Cimbanassi, Paolo Aseni, Anna Mariani, Fabrizio Sammartano, Edgardo Bonacina, Osvaldo Chiara
Spontaneous hepatic rupture (SHR) during pregnancy is a rare but well known complication and it usually occurs alongside eclampsia or HELLP syndrome. SHR in uncomplicated pregnancy is extremely rare and can be associated to different undiagnosed pathological conditions. We report the case of a nulliparous woman, 27 weeks pregnant, with a peliosis hepatis, previously unknown, who was admitted to our unit due to SHR and massive hemoperitoneum. The conception was obtained by embryo transfer after multiple attempts of hormone-supported cycles using estrogens and progesterone...
July 2015: Annals of Hepatology
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