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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340256/clinical-cholecystitis-in-the-absence-of-the-gallbladder
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Huda Naim, Syed Askari Hasan, Sameen Khalid, Aamer Abbass, Jason DSouza
The congenital absence of the gallbladder (CAG) is a rare condition with an incidence of 13-65 cases/ 100,000 in the general population. This occurs when the gallbladder and the cystic duct fail to bud from the common bile duct during the fifth week of gestation. Most commonly, the patients with congenital absence of the gallbladder are asymptomatic. When symptomatic, they present as biliary colic, dyspepsia, jaundice or very rarely as acute cholecystitis. We present a case of a 27-year-old female who presented with acute right upper quadrant abdominal pain...
November 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336183/postradiation-synovial-sarcoma-of-the-common-bile-duct-a-previously-unreported-anatomic-site
#2
Roberto Herrera-Goepfert
Synovial sarcoma is a ubiquitous neoplasm predominantly affecting soft tissues of young adults of any gender; few cases have been described in the digestive system, mostly in the stomach. The (X;18)(p11.2; q11.2) translocation yields unique SS18-SSX fusion genes. Synovial sarcoma has been related to radiotherapy, but no synovial sarcoma has been associated with the digestive system. This article describes the case of a synovial sarcoma arising along the extrahepatic biliary tree, 10 years after the application of an abdominal radiotherapy schedule due to a retroperitoneal metastatic seminoma in a male who developed progressive obstructive jaundice...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333010/sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-during-treatment-for-wilms-tumor-a-life-threatening-complication
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Sidharth Totadri, Amita Trehan, Deepak Bansal, Richa Jain
Context: Survival rates exceed 90% in Wilms' tumor (WT). Actinomycin-D (ACT-D) which is indispensable in the management of WT is associated with the development of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), a potentially fatal complication. Aims: The aim is to study the presentation, management, and outcome of SOS complicating ACT-D administration in WT. Settings and Design: Retrospective file review conducted in a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology unit...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331343/irradiation-stents-vs-conventional-metal-stents-for-unresectable-malignant-biliary-obstruction-a-multicentre-trial
#4
Hai-Dong Zhu, Jin-He Guo, Ming Huang, Jian-Song Ji, Hao Xu, Jian Lu, Hai-Liang Li, Wen-Hui Wang, Yu-Liang Li, Cai-Fang Ni, Hai-Bin Shi, En-Hua Xiao, Wei-Fu Lv, Jun-Hui Sun, Ke Xu, Guo-Hong Han, Lin-An Du, Wei-Xin Ren, Mao-Quan Li, Ai-Wu Mao, Hua Xiang, Kai-Xian Zhang, Jie Min, Guang-Yu Zhu, Chang Su, Li Chen, Gao-Jun Teng
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Placement of an irradiation stent has been demonstrated to offer longer patency and survival when compared to an uncovered SEMS in patients with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction (MBO). We aim to further assess the efficacy of an irradiation stent compared to an uncovered SEMS in those patients. METHODS: We performed a randomized, open-label trial of participants with unresectable MBO at 20 centers in China. A total of 328 participants were parallelly allocated into the irradiation stent group (ISG) or the uncovered SEMS group (USG)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317591/an-unusual-presentation-of-advanced-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-when-biopsy-results-fail
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Joseph J Tasch, Nirva Dube
BACKGROUND Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is a rare condition which typically occurs in males between 50 and 70 years of age, and presents with symptoms related to biliary obstruction including jaundice, pruritus, and dark urine. Other common symptoms at presentation include abdominal pain, weight loss, and fever. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 67-year-old female initially presenting with chest pain at rest, found to have a lung nodule on diagnostic imaging at the time of admission. On further imaging, a 9 cm liver lesion was incidentally discovered, initially suspicious for hepatocellular carcinoma on imaging, with initial biopsy staining CK7 positive, and CK20 negative...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313399/localized-intrahepatic-igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis-igg4-sc-as-an-additional-type-of-igg4-sc-a-systematic-analysis-of-12-cases
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Zhichao Mo, Kuvaneshan Ramen, Yunfeng Shan, Mengtao Zhou, Xiangwu Zheng, Xiuling Wu, Zhengping Yu, Xiaoke Ji, Qiyu Zhang, Qiqiang Zeng
OBJECTIVES: IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC), a recently defined disease entity, has been classified into four types based on the stricture regions revealed by cholangiography. However, localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC is not included into the classification. This study aimed to analyze and characterize localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC and justify the inclusion of this type into the classification. METHODS: PubMed and Embase were searched for studies published from March 2001 to June 2017 reporting localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC...
January 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305738/efficacy-of-125i-versus-non-125i-combined-with-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-the-treatment-of-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-obstructive-jaundice
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Shuangxi Li, Xuewen He, Lei Dang, Fangyu Xu, Jin Fang, Fenqiang Li, Wenhui Wang
PURPOSE: To compare the therapeutic effects of 125I versus non-125I combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with obstructive jaundice. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using the records of 54 consecutive patients who were initially diagnosed with HCC with obstructive jaundice between May 2009 and July 2016. Twenty-one cases (group A) were treated with percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) followed by 125I radioactive seed strip implantation through the PTBD tube...
January 5, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297778/chronic-cholestasis-is-associated-with-hypogonadism-and-premature-ovarian-failure-in-adult-rats-cholestasis-causes-ovarian-hypogonadism
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Yomna I Mahmoud
Hypogonadism is a well-known complication in males with chronic liver diseases. However, the consequences of chronic hepatopathies on female reproductive capacities have received relatively little attention. The present study evaluates the effect of chronic obstructive jaundice on the ovary of adult cycling rats. Estrous cyclicity was monitored to check the functional status of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. Ovarian changes were assessed using histomorphometric, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural techniques...
January 2018: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288116/a-study-on-outcome-of-binding-pancreaticogastrostomy-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-prospective-study
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Dronacharya Routh, Nishant Pathak, C S Naidu, A K Singh, P P Rao, Priya Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: The type of anastomosis of the pancreas following pancreaticoduodenectomy is often attributed to the reason for pancreatic leak. Results of various randomized trials comparing pancreaticojejunostomy and pancreaticogastrostomy are conflicting one suggesting advantage over the other and vice versa. In this study we intend to critically analyze a novel technique of binding pancreaticogastrostomy following pancreaticoduodenectomy. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to see the outcome of binding pancreaticogastrostomy by evaluating the technical aspects of binding PG and study the incidence of post-operative complications...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285317/altered-expression-of-differential-gene-and-lncrna-in-the-lower-thoracic-spinal-cord-on-different-time-courses-of-experimental-obstructive-jaundice-model-accompanied-with-altered-peripheral-nociception-in-rats
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Qian Wang, Zhi-Xiao Li, Bao-Wen Liu, Zhi-Gang He, Cheng Liu, Min Chen, San-Guang Liu, Wei-Zhong Wu, Hong-Bing Xiang
The spinal origin of jaundice-induced altered peripheral nociceptive response poorly understood. In the current study, we aimed to first validate rats with bile duct ligation (BDL) as a jaundice model accompanied by altered peripheral nociceptive response, and then to analyze differential gene and lncRNA expression patterns in the lower thoracic spinal cord on different time courses after BDL operation by using high-throughput RNA sequencing. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) identified using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) analysis, followed by clustering analysis, Gene Ontology analysis and pathway analysis...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282391/multifocal-mass-lesions-in-autoimmune-pancreatitis
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Kazuhiro Suzumura, Etsuro Hatano, Naoki Uyama, Toshihiro Okada, Yasukane Asano, Seikan Hai, Keiji Nakasho, Jiro Fujimoto
A 59-year-old male patient with jaundice was referred to our hospital because of mass lesions in the pancreatic head and tail. An immunological examination revealed an elevated serum IgG4 level. Computed tomography showed two clear boundary mass lesions in the pancreatic head and tail. Magnetic resonance imaging showed that the mass lesions exhibited low intensity on T1-weighted images and iso-intensity on T2-weighted images. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography showed an obstruction of the main pancreatic duct in the pancreatic head and tail...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282381/a-silent-asymptomatic-solid-pancreas-tumor-in-a-nonsmoking-athletic-female-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Kyawzaw Lin, Aung Naing Lin, Sithu Lin, Thinzar Lin, Ying Xian Liu, Madhavi Reddy
A silent solid endocrine tumor of pancreas, intraductal adenocarcinoma of pancreas, is the fourth leading cancer-related death in the US. However, it is expected to become the third leading cause by 2030 owing to delayed diagnosis and slow progress in management. Chronic pancreatitis is at risk for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). PDAC is diagnostic with transabdominal sonogram, blood test such as carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9), and imaging. PDAC has a dismal prognosis. The survival rate in 5 years is barely 6%, while late detection rate is 80-85% with unresectable stage upon diagnosis...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278004/complicated-peribiliary-cysts-in-patient-without-any-prior-liver-disease
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María Del Mar Díaz Alcázar, Alicia Martín-Lagos Maldonado, Elena Ruiz Escolano
Peribiliary cysts involve cystic dilation of the extramural peribiliary glands in the liver hilum and portal tracts. Most peribiliary cysts are asymptomatic. We present the case of a patient without any prior liver disease who developed obstructive jaundice and a liver abscess due to peribiliary cysts. Peribiliary cysts usually appear in patients with severe chronic liver disease and are asymptomatic, although they sometimes appear in patients without prior liver disease and cause serious complications.
December 26, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275776/extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-with-prolonged-survival-a-case-report
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Mohammed Z Al-Zahir, Turki AlAmeel
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma has poor prognosis and short term-survival. Here, we report the case of a patient with unusually prolonged survival. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 56-year-old Arab man with a 6-month history of obstructive jaundice. A computed tomography scan of his abdomen revealed a mass at the confluence of the hepatic ducts with suspected malignant strictures on endoscopy. A positive tissue diagnosis was achieved more than 18 months after commencement of his symptoms...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258405/evaluation-of-liver-function-by-means-of-serum-cytokeratin-18-and-hepatocyte-growth-factor-levels-in-patients-with-obstructive-jaundice
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Nurinnisa Ozturk, Gurkan Ozturk, Serkan Cerrah, Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp, Mehmet Ali Gul, Nurhak Aksungur, Nuri Bakan, Ebubekir Bakan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the serum levels of cytokeratin 18 (CK18) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in obstructive jaundice patients before and after treatment and thereby to detect the possible role of CK18 and HGF in patients with obstructive jaundice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty patients who had obstructive jaundice and 40 healthy control subjects were included in the study. Patients were treated using percutaneous, endoscopic or surgical approaches. Blood samples were obtained at the day before and 7 days after the intervention for obstructive jaundice...
December 19, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249861/biliary-obstruction-endoscopic-approaches
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REVIEW
Jeffrey H Lee, Tomas DaVee
Painless jaundice is a harbinger of malignant biliary obstruction, with the majority of cases due to pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Despite advances in treatment, including improved surgical techniques and neoadjuvant (preoperative) chemotherapy, long-term survival from pancreatic cancer is rare. This lack of significant improvement in outcomes is believed to be due to multiple reasons, including the advanced stage at diagnosis and lack of an adequate biomarker for screening and early detection, prior to the onset of jaundice or epigastric pain...
December 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245220/case-report-of-intestinal-non-rotation-heterotaxy-and-polysplenia-in-a-patient-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Spyridon Pagkratis, Sara Kryeziu, Miranda Lin, Samah Hoque, Juan Carlos Bucobo, Jonathan M Buscaglia, Georgios V Georgakis, Aaron R Sasson, Joseph Kim
RATIONALE: Heterotaxy with polysplenia is an extremely rare congenital condition resulting from abnormal arrangement of organs in the abdominal and thoracic cavities during embryologic development. When a malignancy such as pancreatic cancer develops under these conditions, surgical resection becomes particularly complex. This case report demonstrates successful pancreatic cancer resection despite the patient's complicated anatomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 82-year-old female presented to our institution with complaints of mild right upper quadrant pain radiating to the mid-epigastric region...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224663/obstruction-of-the-biliary-and-urinary-system
#18
William O'Connell, Jay Shah, Jason Mitchell, J David Prologo, Louis Martin, Michael J Miller, Jonathan G Martin
Biliary and urinary obstructions can be managed endoscopically or cystoscopically, surgically or by percutansous intervention or drainage. If the obtructed system is infected, emergent decompression is needed. Early recognition and treatment is paramount in both conditions. Acute cholangitis can present many different ways, from mild symptoms to fulminant sepsis. It is usually a result of ascending bacterial colonization and biliary obstruction resulting in bacterial overgrowth. Therefore, those patients with recent biliary instrumentation or previous biliary modification are at higher risk...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215624/obstructive-jaundice-caused-by-heterotopic-pancreas
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Yongqiang Li, Yongjian Zhou, Weili Gu, Yuqiang Nie
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December 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215539/biliary-stenting-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-results-from-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Madeleine Payne, Elizabeth A Burmeister, Mary Waterhouse, Susan J Jordan, Dianne L OʼConnell, Neil D Merrett, David Goldstein, David Wyld, Vanessa L Beesley, Helen Gooden, Monika Janda, Rachel E Neale
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe management of biliary obstruction (BO) in the context of pancreatic cancer within a population-based cohort. METHODS: We examined management of BO in 1863 patients diagnosed as having pancreatic cancer in 2010/2011. We used descriptive statistics and logistic regression to describe patterns of biliary stent usage, complications and duration of patency, associations between preoperative stenting and surgical outcomes, and between patient factors and management of jaundice...
January 2018: Pancreas
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