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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774381/incidence-of-major-hemorrhage-after-aggressive-image-guided-liver-mass-biopsy-in-the-era-of-individualized-medicine
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James H Boyum, Thomas D Atwell, Darci J Wall, Aaron S Mansfield, Sarah E Kerr, Tina M Gunderson, Kandelaria M Rumilla, Adam J Weisbrod, A Nicholas Kurup
PURPOSE: To analyze a large volume of image-guided liver mass biopsies to assess for an increased incidence of major hemorrhage after aggressive liver mass sampling, and to determine if coaxial technique reduces major hemorrhage rate. METHODS: Patients who underwent image-guided liver mass biopsy over a 15-year period (December 7, 2001-September 22, 2016) were retrospectively identified. An aggressive biopsy was defined as a biopsy event in which ≥ 4 core needle passes were performed...
May 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769185/unusual-case-of-iron-overload-with-cancer-mimicking-abdominal-splenosis
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Giacomo Marchi, Giacomo Avesani, Alberto Zamò, Domenico Girelli
A 48-year-old man, former alcohol abuser and drug addicted, was referred to our tertiary referral centre for iron disorders because of marked hyperferritinaemia. His clinical history revealed chronic hepatitis C, ß-thalassaemia trait and post-traumatic splenectomy at age of 22. MRI-estimated liver iron content was markedly elevated, while first-line genetic test for haemochromatosis was negative. Alpha-fetoprotein was increased but liver ultrasonography did not reveal focal liver lesions. Multiphasic contrast-enhanced CT confirmed this result but showed two abdominal masses (diameter of 9 cm and 7 cm, respectively) among bowel loops, strongly suspicious for cancer...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764827/not-so-mass-effect-finding-of-a-remarkable-incidentaloma-in-a-teenager-with-neurofibromatosis
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Daniel John Keen, Hannah Norman-Bruce, Salah Mansy
A 13-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented to the emergency department twice in a fortnight with moderate intermittent abdominal pain, radiating to the back and associated with nausea and vomiting. He examined as a well child with a soft abdomen and minimal tenderness. A history of constipation was identified but he failed to respond to a trial of laxatives. Subsequent ultrasound abdomen demonstrated a large mass surrounding the porta hepatis. MRI further characterised a focal, non-aggressive lesion extending from his liver, encapsulating his pancreas, portal vessels and laterally displacing his spleen and left kidney...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762096/us-time-harmonic-elastography-detection-of-liver-fibrosis-in-adolescents-with-extreme-obesity-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Christian A Hudert, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Jing Guo, Birgit Rudolph, Hendrik Bläker, Christoph Loddenkemper, Werner Luck, Hans-Peter Müller, Daniel C Baumgart, Bernd Hamm, Jürgen Braun, Hermann-Georg Holzhütter, Susanna Wiegand, Ingolf Sack
Purpose To measure in vivo liver stiffness by using US time-harmonic elastography in a cohort of pediatric patients who were overweight to extremely obese with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and to evaluate the diagnostic value of time-harmonic elastography for differentiating stages of fibrosis associated with progressive disease. Materials and Methods In this prospective study, 67 consecutive adolescents (age range, 10-17 years; mean body mass index, 34.7 kg/m2 ; range, 21.4-50.4 kg/m2 ) with biopsy-proven NAFLD were enrolled...
May 15, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761521/negative-predictive-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-differentiating-avascular-solid-appearing-from-vascularized-masses-a-retrospective-consecutive-study
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Abdulmohsen Alrashed, Hassan Ahmad, Korosh Khalili, Tae Kyoung Kim, Huynh-Jung Jang, Mostafa Atri
OBJECTIVES: To determine the negative predictive value (NPV) of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to establish the lack of vascularity in a mass. METHODS: This work was an Institutional Review Board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant retrospective study. Acquisition of consent was waived. We included all CEUS examinations performed for tissue characterization between 2004 and 2014 that reported showing no vascularity in a mass...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755645/hepatic-steatosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-study-of-metabolic-and-genetic-factors
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Michael O Baclig, Karen G Reyes, Veni R Liles, Cynthia A Mapua, Mark Pierre S Dimamay, Juliet Gopez-Cervantes
Hepatic steatosis is a common finding in liver biopsy and may co-exist with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of steatosis in CHB patients among Filipinos; determine the factors related to the presence of steatosis among individuals with and without CHB infection; and to investigate the possible association between steatosis and polymorphism in interleukin 28B (IL28B) gene. The presence of steatosis was correlated with clinical, biochemical and histological parameters...
2018: International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755405/dual-paraneoplastic-endocrine-syndromes-heralding-onset-of-extrapulmonary-small-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-narrative-review
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Jill B Feffer, Natalia M Branis, Jeanine B Albu
Objective: Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma (EPSCC) is rare and frequent metastases at presentation can complicate efforts to identify a site of origin. In particular, SCC comprises <1% of prostate cancers and has been implicated in castration resistance. Methods: Clinical, laboratory, imaging, and pathology data are presented. Results: A 56-year-old man with locally advanced prostate adenocarcinoma on androgen deprivation therapy presented with a clogged nephrostomy tube...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752170/treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-improves-the-severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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Shikha S Sundaram, Ann C Halbower, Jelena Klawitter, Zhaoxing Pan, Kristen Robbins, Kelley E Capocelli, Ronald J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of treating obstructive sleep apnea/nocturnal hypoxia on pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) severity and oxidative stress. STUDY DESIGN: Biopsy proven participants (n = 9) with NAFLD and obstructive sleep apnea/hypoxia were studied before and after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for sleep disordered breathing, including laboratory testing and markers of oxidative stress, urine F(2)-isoprostanes...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751880/update-on-ancillary-testing-in-the-evaluation-of-high-grade-liver-tumors
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Anne Koehne de Gonzalez, Stephen M Lagana
Tissue diagnosis is the gold standard for mass lesions of the liver, but needle core biopsies may sometimes prove challenging. Presented here is a review of a panel of immunohistochemical stains, including hepatocyte in paraffin 1, arginase-1, polyclonal carcinoembryonic antigen, CD10, bile salt export pump, glypican-3, as well as in situ hybridization for albumin RNA, to establish hepatocellular origin in cases in which hepatocellular carcinoma is suspected but the sample is limited or the morphology is challenging, as it may be with cases of scirrhous, fibrolamellar carcinoma, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma...
June 2018: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737108/-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-features-of-hepatic-infantile-hemangioendothelioma
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Hong Wang, Huan Zhang, Ting-Ting Qiu, Yu-Lan Peng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical manifestations and ultrasound features of hepatic infantile hemangioendothelioma (IHE). METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed the clinical features and ultrasound characteristics of 8 patients of IHE,whose diagnosis was confirmed by surgery or liver biopsy from January 2010 to October 2016. RESULTS: Among the eight IHE patients,the male-to-female ratio was 1:1,with the mean age ranged from 15 d to 3 yr...
January 2018: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735801/mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-of-the-liver-or-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-bile-duct-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-literature
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Lumir Kunovsky, Zdenek Kala, Roman Svaton, Vladimir Prochazka, Jan Mazanec, Jakub Husty, Petr Moravcik
Mucinous cystic neoplasm of the liver (MCN-L) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the bile duct (IPMN-B) are diagnoses that were classified by the World Health Organization in 2010 as mucin-producing bile duct tumors of the hepatobiliary system. The preoperative differential diagnosis between these two entities is difficult; the presence of a communication with the bile duct is usually considered as a typical sign of IPMN-B. However, the presence of an ovarian-like stroma (OLS) has been established to define the diagnosis of MCN-L...
April 9, 2018: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735314/on-patient-related-factors-and-their-impact-on-ultrasound-based-shear-wave-elastography-of-the-liver
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Marie Byenfeldt, Anders Elvin, Per Fransson
The aim of the study was to investigate patient-related factors associated with either reliable or poorly reliable measurement results of ultrasound-based shear wave elastography (SWE) of the liver. A total of 188 patients were analyzed prospectively with binary logistic regression using the interquartile range/median as cutoff to define two groups based on reliable and poorly reliable SWE results. SWE results correlated significantly with liver biopsy. Factors associated with reliable SWE results (i.e., no negative impact on measurements) were age, sex, cirrhosis, antiviral and/or cardiovascular medication, smoking habits and body mass index...
May 4, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718791/radioembolization-in-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ahsun Riaz, Robert Lewandowski, Riad Salem
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715132/synchronous-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jenny Z Lai, Yihua Zhou, Dengfeng Cao
Two or more histologically distinct malignancies diagnosed during the same hospital admission are uncommon, but they do exist. Cases with synchronous primary pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma are rarely seen. This is a case report of a 56 years old Caucasian female with the chief complaint of jaundice over a duration of 10 days. CT imaging findings revealed a 3.5 cm ill-defined pancreatic head mass and a 1.5 cm liver mass in the segment 5. EUS-FNA cytology showed pancreatic head ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)...
May 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708780/bleeding-complications-after-percutaneous-liver-biopsy-do-subcapsular-lesions-pose-a-higher-risk
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Theodora A Potretzke, Lauren J Saling, William D Middleton, Kathryn A Robinson
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of moderate and severe bleeding complications after subcapsular liver mass biopsy and compare it with the incidences of such complications after nonsubcapsular liver mass biopsy and after random biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective review of ultrasound-guided liver biopsies was performed between January 2006 and February 2015. Biopsy type, needle size, the number of needle passes, and mass size and depth were recorded...
April 30, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701372/unusual-behavior-of-a-lung-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-case-report
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Cristina Rodrigues, Daniel Cabral, Teresa Almodovar, Analisa Ribeiro, Diogo Delgado, Leonor Mota, Samuel Mendes, Magda Alvoeiro, Carolina Torres, Telma Calado, Mariana Antunes, Francisco Félix
INTRODUCTION: 55 years old, male patient. History of heavy smoking (65 UMA) and COPD. Admitted to hospital due to a left pneumonia. Thoracic CT and PET-Scan, showed left lower lobe mass measuring 92x89 mm (SUVmax 49). Several mediastinal node groups presented increased uptake of FDG. A fiberoptic bronchoscopy was performed. Citology of the bronchoalveolar lavage suggested a squamous carcinoma. EBUS of node stations 4R, 4L e 7 without evidence of malignancy. METHODS: The case was taken to a multidisciplinary meeting staged as IIIA (T3N2M0)...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696066/metastatic-neuroendocrine-pancreatic-tumor-case-report
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E C Radu, A I Saizu, R R Grigorescu, A E Croitoru, C Gheorghe
Rationale. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms that develop from the endocrine tissues of the pancreas. They have a better overall prognosis than pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, all commonly used classification systems reflect a separation between more indolent, well-differentiated tumors and far more aggressive poorly differentiated types that behave clinically more like small-cell carcinoma of the lung. Objective. To present the case of a 62-year-old man with an aggressive pancreatic NET, with liver, splenic and bone metastases who underwent multidisciplinary treatment including several lines of chemotherapy, somatostatin analogs and radiotherapy...
January 2018: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686569/pedunculated-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-in-a-healthy-toddler
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Juhi Koolwal, Krista L Birkemeier, Riyam T Zreik, Kelly D Mattix
Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is a benign hepatic tumor rarely seen in pediatric patients, with most cases reported in school-aged children with a history of malignancy, liver disease, chemotherapy, or hematopoietic stem cell therapy. Despite having advanced radiographic imaging, diagnosing FNH before surgical resection can be difficult. We report a rare case of pedunculated FNH presenting as a large abdominal mass palpated on physical exam in a healthy 3-year-old girl with no history of malignancy or underlying liver disease...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682369/intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-masquerading-as-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ayman Qasrawi, Omar Abughanimeh, Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, Simran Arora-Elder, Osama Yousef, Tarek Tamimi
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an uncommon cancer and accounts only for 3% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. In this report, we present a case of an intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma masquerading as acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP). A 38-year-old female who is 36-week pregnant presented with a 1-week history of headache, nausea, vomiting, and right upper abdominal pain, along with hepatomegaly. Laboratory investigations were remarkable for mild leukocytosis, hyperbilirubinemia, proteinuria, and elevated transaminases and prothrombin time...
2018: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681814/non-gestational-choriocarcinoma-with-widespread-metastases-presenting-with-type-1-respiratory-failure-in-a-39-year-old-female-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Louisa Stockton, Elizabeth Green, Baljeet Kaur, Emma De Winton
Introduction: Non-gestational choriocarcinoma (NGCC) is an extremely rare cancer. We report a case presenting in extremis. Case Report: A 39-year-old woman presented with type 1 respiratory failure with a 1-month history of breathlessness. Computed tomography (CT) revealed widespread metastatic disease involving the lungs, liver, pancreas, and breast. Serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin was markedly raised. Over 72 h, she deteriorated and was started on high-flow nasal cannula to facilitate discussions and for comfort...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
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