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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533668/rate-of-local-tumor-progression-following-radiofrequency-ablation-of-pathologically-early-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yoshiteru Hao, Kazushi Numata, Tomohiro Ishii, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Shin Maeda, Masayuki Nakano, Katsuaki Tanaka
AIM: To evaluate whether pathologically early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exhibited local tumor progression after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) less often than typical HCC. METHODS: Fifty pathologically early HCCs [tumor diameter (mm): mean, 15.8; range, 10-23; follow-up days after RFA: median, 1213; range, 216-2137] and 187 typical HCCs [tumor diameter (mm): mean, 15.6; range, 6-30; follow-up days after RFA: median, 1116; range, 190-2328] were enrolled in this retrospective study...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531870/an-unusual-case-of-jaundice-biliary-tumor-thrombus-in-fibrolamellar-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jairo A Espinosa, Alex Merlo, Mohamed-Omar Arafeh, Gitonga Munene
BACKGROUND: Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FL-HCC) is a rare and unique variant of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) whose presentation remains inadequately described. We present a resectable case of FL-HCC which involved tumor thrombus of the common bile duct. PRESENTATION: A 27 year-old male presenting with jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting, hepatic dysfunction and hyperbilirubinemia was found to have a large liver mass and lymphadenopathy on preoperative imaging...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526812/soluble-axl-is-an-accurate-biomarker-of-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-results-from-a-large-scale-multicenter-analysis
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Mirko Dengler, Katharina Staufer, Heidemarie Huber, Rudolf Stauber, Heike Bantel, Karl Heinz Weiss, Patrick Starlinger, Hannelore Pock, Petra Klöters-Plachky, Daniel N Gotthardt, Peter Rauch, Carolin Lackner, Judith Stift, Christine Brostjan, Thomas Gruenberger, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Thomas S Weiss, Michael Trauner, Wolfgang Mikulits
Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis are at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Current diagnostic tools for HCC detection include imaging techniques and serum biomarkers such as α-fetoprotein (AFP). Yet, these methods are limited in sensitivity and specificity to accurately detect early HCC. Here we focused on the potential of soluble Axl (sAxl) as a biomarker in CLD patients by analyzing serum samples of 1067 patients and healthy controls from centers in Europe and Asia. We show that serum concentrations of sAxl were significantly increased at early (82...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525456/incidental-thyroid-nodule-noted-on-intra-arterial-hepatic-maa-scan-before-90y-sirt
#4
Sin-Di Lee, Chin Hu, Nan-Jing Peng
We report a case of a 61-year-old man who had recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma admitted for series evaluation before Y selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT). Intra-arterial hepatic Tc macroaggregated albumin scan before Y-SIRT revealed a 2.7-cm incidental low-density thyroid nodule with hot uptake. TcO4 scan revealed corresponding hot uptake in the thyroid nodule with near background uptake of normal thyroid tissue, favored autonomous nodule. After Y-microsphere SIRT, bremstrallung imaging revealed no Y-microsphere deposition to thyroid...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524912/gold-nanocages-with-dual-modality-for-image-guided-therapeutics
#5
Shijin Bao, Shengnan Huang, Ying Liu, Yurong Hu, Weiping Wang, Mengfei Ji, Huili Li, Ning Xia Zhang, Chengzhi Song, Shaofeng Duan
Numerous studies have demonstrated that microRNAs are very important in cancer development and progression. However, the complex relationship between the size of microRNA delivery systems, cellular uptake, biodistribution and therapeutic efficiency remains unclear. Herein, we have successfully constructed a series of differently-sized microRNA delivery systems, miR-26a-loaded, hyaluronic acid-modified, polyetherimide-conjugated PEGylated gold nanocage ternary nanocomplexes (PPHAuNCs-TNCs), which can be monitored optically by fluorescence and photoacoustic tomography imaging...
May 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521452/assessment-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-associated-liver-cirrhosis
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Li-Na Ma, Xiao-Yan Liu, Zhen-Hui Lu, Li-Gang Wu, Yuan-Yuan Tang, Xia Luo, Yan-Chao Hu, Ting-Ting Yan, Qi Wang, Xiang-Chun Ding, Yan Xie
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignant tumor worldwide, with high morbidity and mortality. Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma and the majority (~80%) of hepatocellular carcinoma patients in China exhibit co-morbidity with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis. The goal of reliable early diagnostic and prognostic techniques for HBV-associated HCC remains unrealized. The aim of the present study was to explore the efficacy of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) tests in the early diagnosis of HCC in patients with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514212/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-with-the-liver-parenchyma-and-correlation-with-the-survival-of-patients-receiving-systemic-therapy
#7
Bang-Bin Chen, Chao-Yu Hsu, Chih-Wei Yu, Po-Chin Liang, Chiun Hsu, Chih-Hung Hsu, Ann-Lii Cheng, Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508831/dual-phase-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-detecting-3-cm-hepatocellular-carcinomas-during-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Xiaodong Wang, Hooman Yarmohammadi, Guang Cao, Xinqiang Ji, Jungang Hu, Hirad Yarmohammadi, Hui Chen, Xu Zhu, Renjie Yang, Stephen B Solomon
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of dual phase cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in detecting small (<3 cm in diameter) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumors during transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive patients with unresectable small HCCs in whom TACE was performed were retrospectively evaluated. Contrast CT or contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed in all patients within 1 month prior to the procedure...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506570/the-local-liver-ablation-with-pulsed-electric-field-stimulate-systemic-immune-reaction-against-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-with-time-dependent-cytokine-profile
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Xinhua Chen, Zhigang Ren, Shengyong Yin, Yuning Xu, Danjing Guo, Haiyang Xie, Lin Zhou, Liming Wu, Jianwen Jiang, Hongchun Li, Junhui Sun, Shusen Zheng
AIM: How irreversible electroporation (IRE) affect immune status is still kept unknown. This preclinical study is to investigate its local and systemic immune reaction both on tumor-bearing and tumor free animals. METHODS: Liver ablation was performed by a standard IRE instrument and proposal. Altogether 57 tumor bearing mice and 10 tumor-free porcine livers were ablated. The reaction of survival, radiology image, pathologically and immunologically were followed up...
May 12, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495453/relative-initial-weight-is-associated-with-improved-survival-without-altering-tumor-latency-in-a-translational-rat-model-of-diethylnitrosamine-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-transarterial-embolization
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Ryan M Kiefer, Stephen J Hunt, Santiago Pulido, Stephen Pickup, Emma E Furth, Michael C Soulen, Gregory J Nadolski, Terence P Gade
PURPOSE: To test the hypotheses that (i) heavier rats demonstrate improved survival with diminished fibrosis in a diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced model of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and (ii) transarterial embolization via femoral artery access decreases procedure times versus carotid access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty-eight male Wistar rats ingested 0.01% DEN in water ad libitum for 12 weeks. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was used for tumor surveillance...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495451/comparison-of-image-quality-and-diagnostic-performance-of-cone-beam-ct-during-drug-eluting-embolic-transarterial-chemoembolization-and-multidetector-ct-in-the-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Pierleone Lucatelli, Renato Argirò, Stefano Ginanni Corradini, Luca Saba, Carlo Cirelli, Fabrizio Fanelli, Carmelo Ricci, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Carlo Catalano, Mario Bezzi
PURPOSE: To compare image quality and diagnostic performance of cone-beam computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT in the detection of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis undergoing transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting embolic agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five consecutive patients referred for chemoembolization of hypervascular HCC were prospectively enrolled. Imaging included preprocedural multidetector CT within 1 month before planned treatment, intraprocedural cone-beam CT, and 1-month follow-up multidetector CT...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491877/nodular-regenerative-hyperplasia-a-case-of-rare-prognosis
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Mindy Lee, Manhal Izzy, Ashwin Akki, Kathryn Tanaka, Harmit Kalia
Introduction: Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) is a known etiology of noncirrhotic portal hypertension. Cases of biopsy-proven NRH in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients have been described. While these patients often have normal synthetic liver function, several reports described disease progression to liver failure. Case: We here present a 26-year-old woman with history of congenital HIV on antiretroviral therapy complicated by Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at age 14. CD4 counts have been >300 with undetectable viral load...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491201/the-advantage-of-iron-containing-fiducial-markers-placed-with-a-thin-needle-for-radiotherapy-of-liver-cancer-in-terms-of-visualization-on-mri-an-initial-experience-of-gold-anchor
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Osamu Tanaka, Yoichi Nishigaki, Hideki Hayashi, Takayoshi Iida, Takamasa Yokoyama, Eiji Takenaka, Eiichi Yama, Eiichi Tomita
Radiotherapy for liver malignancy is increasing due to advances in radiotherapy technique. Visualization of the tumor as well as fiducial markers is essential. To see if improved visibility exists on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we evaluated an iron-containing fiducial marker. A patient with hepatocellular carcinoma and a patient with cholangiocarcinoma were enrolled. Pain caused by placement of marker and the best MRI sequence for visualization of both the fiducial marker as well as the liver tumor on MRI was evaluated...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490989/evaluation-of-response-after-sbrt-for-liver-tumors
#14
Raphael Tétreau, Carmen Llacer, Olivier Riou, Emmanuel Deshayes
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has developed over the last few years for the treatment of primary and metastatic hepatic tumors. The tumoral and adjacent peritumoral modifications caused by this radiosurgery limit the evaluation of response by anatomic imaging and dimensional criteria alone, such as with RECIST. This suggests that it is of interest to also take into account the residual enhancement and hyper metabolism of these hepatic targets. We have reviewed the English language literature regarding the response of hepatic lesions treated by SBRT, and found that only seven articles were specifically concerned with this problem...
March 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488786/gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-reflects-co-activation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-and-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4%C3%AE-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Azusa Kitao, Osamu Matsui, Norihide Yoneda, Kazuto Kozaka, Satoshi Kobayashi, Wataru Koda, Tetsuya Minami, Dai Inoue, Kotaro Yoshida, Taro Yamashita, Tatsuya Yamashita, Shuichi Kaneko, Hiroyuki Takamura, Tetsuo Ohta, Hiroko Ikeda, Yasunori Sato, Yasuni Nakanuma, Kenichi Harada, Ryuichi Kita, Toshifumi Gabata
AIM: The aim of this study is to clarify the correlation of the co-activation of β-catenin and hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF) 4α with the findings of gadoxetic acid enhanced MRI, organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP) 1B3 expression and histological differentiation grade in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Surgically resected 196 HCC in 174 patients were enrolled in this study. HCC were classified into four groups by immunohistochemical expression of β-catenin, glutamine synthetase (GS) and HNF4α: β-catenin/GS (positive: +) HNF4α (+), β-catenin/GS (+) HNF4α (negative: -), β-catenin/GS (-) HNF4α (+) and β-catenin/GS (-) HNF4α (-)...
May 10, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483680/preoperative-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-for-predicting-microvascular-invasion-in-patients-with-single-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Sunyoung Lee, Seong Hyun Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Dong Hyun Sinn, Cheol Keun Park
BACKGROUND & AIMS: This study aimed to identify preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging biomarkers for predicting microvascular invasion (MVI) and to determine their diagnostic performance and evaluate whether they are associated with early recurrence after surgery for single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: The study included 197 patients with surgically resected HCC (≤ 5 cm) who underwent preoperative gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR imaging. Significant MR imaging findings for predicting MVI were identified on univariate and multivariate analyses...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483546/impact-of-a-structured-report-template-on-the-quality-of-ct-and-mri-reports-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis
#17
Milana Flusberg, Jeremy Ganeles, Tulay Ekinci, Shlomit Goldberg-Stein, Viktoriya Paroder, Mariya Kobi, Victoria Chernyak
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of a Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) structured template on quality of reports for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A departmental structured LI-RADS template was adopted in April 2015. CT and MRI reports from September 2014 to February 2016 with probable or definite HCC were reviewed. Reporting of the following was recorded for each lesion and compared between template and free-text reports: (1) LI-RADS category, (2) Couinaud segment, and (3) unequivocal description of presence or absence of major LI-RADS HCC features: arterial phase hyperenhancement, "washout," diameter, threshold growth, and "capsule...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480731/adrenal-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-of-the-right-adrenal-gland
#18
Katja Serra, Roger Llatjos, Isabel Catalá, Joan B Gornals
Recent studies have shown that the adrenal gland is the fourth most common site of HCC extrahepatic metastasis; despite this, the incidence of right adrenal metastasis of HCC is unclear. EUS-guided FNA of the right adrenal gland is technically possible and safe, and should be considered in cases of right adrenal tumors with no diagnostic criteria by imaging test.
May 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480728/hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-non-failing-fontan-circulation
#19
Efrén Martínez-Quintana, Alberto Monescillo, Fayna Rodríguez-González
Patients after a Fontan operation exhibit some degree of fibrosis which are primarily located in a sinusoidal or centrilobular pattern. Cirrhosis may develop years later and the incidence of cancer is up to 5%. That is why some authors recommend that patients who are >10 years out from their Fontan operation should undergo cardiac assessment as well as the determination of alpha-fetoprotein level, the realization of liver imaging tests or even liver biopsy to stay ahead of neoplastic transformation.
May 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480072/operative-microwave-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-center-retrospective-review-of-219-patients
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Erin H Baker, Kyle Thompson, Iain H McKillop, Allyson Cochran, Russell Kirks, Dionisios Vrochides, John B Martinie, Ryan Z Swan, David A Iannitti
BACKGROUND: Microwave ablation (MWA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) offers local regional treatment that can be safely and effectively performed, even in patients with advanced liver disease. We update results from our group's previous analysis of operative MWA for HCC. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of all patients who underwent operative MWA for HCC from 2007-2014. Patient demographics, operative characteristics and complications were recorded...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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