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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932184/intrapancreatic-splenule-in-a-pancreas-allograft-case-report
#1
K Yadav, O K Serrano, R Kandaswamy
A 16-year-old white man was involved in a motor vehicle collision and suffered head, chest, and abdominal trauma. Despite initial resuscitative efforts, he progressed to brain death and was designated to be an organ donor by his family. He had no earlier medical or surgical history and no high-risk behaviors. Blood work revealed normal creatinine, liver function tests, lipase, and amylase. Viral serologies were negative except for cytomegalovirus IgG and Epstein-Barr virus nucleic acid. Imaging revealed a right kidney contusion, a manubrial fracture, and fractures of right first rib and bilateral scapulae...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931109/giant-symptomatic-pancreatic-cyst-mimicking-a-malignant-tumor
#2
Lucas Souto Nacif, Joana Ferrer Fábrega, Rocío García Pérez, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cystic lesions found in the literature are estimated between 2.6-19.6%. These neoplasms are almost exclusively benign tumors, and rarely become malignant. The aim of this paper was to report a feasible total pancreatectomy with portal resection in a giant pancreatic serous cystadenoma mimicking a malignant tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 52-year-old female patient presented to us with a giant pancreatic cyst with unknown preoperative diagnosis and a secondary dilatation of the Wirsung duct, and unclear vascular invasion...
December 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931107/a-diffusely-enlarged-pancreas-the-un-usual-suspect
#3
Pedro Magalhães-Costa, Maria José Brito, Pedro Pinto-Marques
An 81-years-old female presented with obstructive jaundice and a non-specific clinical picture of nausea and appetite loss. Labs demonstrated a conjugated hyperbilirrubinemia (7.7 mg/dL), increased aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase (10xULN and 8xULN, respectively), increased lactate dehydrogenase (10xULN) and serum lipase (3xULN). CA 19.9 was 342 U/mL (Ref value < 37 U/mL). There was no evidence of peripheral lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly. Imaging (Figure 1A and 1B) revealed a marked homogeneous enlargement of the pancreas (without any well-defined mass), dilation of the extra and intra-hepatic bile ducts and ascites...
December 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926987/impact-of-everolimus-on-japanese-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#4
Lingaku Lee, Tetsuhide Ito, Hisato Igarashi, Keijiro Ueda, Takashi Fujiyama, Ken Kawabe, Yoshihiro Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Although everolimus has become a key therapeutic agent in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PNEN), its efficacy and safety in clinical practice remains unclear. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with advanced PNEN treated with everolimus were reviewed retrospectively. To evaluate the safety of everolimus as a long-term treatment, the patients were divided into 2 groups according to treatment duration: group A, ≤1 year (n = 21); group B, >1 year (n = 26)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926784/preoperative-characteristics-and-cytological-features-of-136-histologically-confirmed-pancreatic-mucinous-cystic-neoplasms
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Aristana Scourtas, Jonathan C Dudley, William R Brugge, Abdurrahman Kadayifci, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Martha B Pitman
BACKGROUND: Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) of the pancreas present a management conundrum. The majority are benign but all are resected due to their malignant potential. Recent studies have recommended nonsurgical management. In the current study, the authors analyzed the preoperative imaging, cytology, and cyst fluid characteristics of 136 histologically confirmed MCNs to assess predictors of a high-risk (HR) cyst for surgical triage. METHODS: MCNs resected at the Massachusetts General Hospital between 1990 and 2014 formed the study cohort...
December 7, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926367/molecular-genetics-of-pancreatic-neoplasms
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Waki Hosoda, Laura D Wood
Pancreatic neoplasms have a wide range of histologic types with distinct clinical outcomes. Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies have greatly deepened our understanding of pancreatic neoplasms. Now, the exomes of major histologic types of pancreatic neoplasms have been sequenced, and their genetic landscapes have been revealed. This article reviews the molecular changes underlying pancreatic neoplasms, with a special focus on the genetic changes that characterize the histologic types of pancreatic neoplasms...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926366/analysis-of-pancreatic-cyst-fluid
#7
REVIEW
Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Anne Marie Lennon
Pancreatic cysts are extremely common, and are identified in between 2% to 13% on abdominal imaging studies. Most pancreatic cysts are pseudocysts, serous cystic neoplasms, mucinous cystic neoplasms, or intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. The management of pancreatic cysts depends on whether a cyst is benign, has malignant potential, or harbors high-grade dysplasia or invasive carcinoma. The diagnosis of pancreatic cysts, and assessment of risk of malignant transformation, incorporates clinical history, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), endoscopic ultrasound, and fine-needle aspiration of cyst fluid...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926363/benign-tumors-and-tumorlike-lesions-of-the-pancreas
#8
REVIEW
Olca Basturk, Gokce Askan
The pancreas is a complex organ that may give rise to large number of neoplasms and non-neoplastic lesions. This article focuses on benign neoplasms, such as serous neoplasms, and tumorlike (pseudotumoral) lesions that may be mistaken for neoplasm not only by clinicians and radiologists, but also by pathologists. The family of pancreatic pseudotumors, by a loosely defined conception of that term, includes a variety of lesions including heterotopia, hamartoma, and lipomatous pseudohypertrophy. Autoimmune pancreatitis and paraduodenal ("groove") pancreatitis may also lead to pseudotumor formation...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926362/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Safia N Salaria, Chanjuan Shi
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms include well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) and neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) with well-differentiated PanNETs accounting for most cases. Other pancreatic primaries and metastatic carcinomas from other sites can mimic pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms. Immunohistochemical studies can be used to aid in the differential diagnosis. However, no specific markers are available to differentiate PanNETs from NETs of other sites. Although NECs are uniformly deadly, PanNETs have variable prognosis...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926361/nonductal-pancreatic-cancers
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REVIEW
Sun-Young Jun, Seung-Mo Hong
Nonductal pancreatic neoplasms, including solid pseudopapillary neoplasms, acinar cell carcinomas, and pancreatoblastomas, are uncommon. These entities share overlapping gross, microscopic, and immunohistochemical features, such as well-demarcated solid neoplasms, monotonous cellular tumor cells with little intervening stroma, and abnormal beta-catenin expression. Each tumor also has unique clinicopathologic characteristics with diverse clinical behavior. To differentiate nonductal pancreatic neoplasms, identification of histologic findings, such as pseudopapillae, acinar cell features, and squamoid corpuscles, is important...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926360/pathology-of-pancreatic-cancer-precursor-lesions
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REVIEW
Michaël Noë, Lodewijk A A Brosens
To better understand pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and improve its prognosis, it is essential to understand its origins. This article describes the pathology of the 3 well-established pancreatic cancer precursor lesions: pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, and mucinous cystic neoplasm. Each of these precursor lesions has unique clinical findings, gross and microscopic features, and molecular aberrations. This article focuses on histopathologic diagnostic criteria and reporting guidelines...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926359/pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-its-variants
#12
REVIEW
Claudio Luchini, Paola Capelli, Aldo Scarpa
Pancreatic cancer represents the seventh leading cause of cancer death in the world, responsible for more than 300,000 deaths per year. The most common tumor type among pancreatic cancers is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, an infiltrating neoplasm with glandular differentiation that is derived from pancreatic ductal tree. Here we present and discuss the most important macroscopic, microscopic, and immunohistochemical characteristics of this tumor, highlighting its key diagnostic features. Furthermore, we present the classic features of the most common variants of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920477/evolution-of-incidental-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-a-study-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-cholangiopancreatography
#13
Rossano Girometti, Riccardo Pravisani, Sergio Giuseppe Intini, Miriam Isola, Lorenzo Cereser, Andrea Risaliti, Chiara Zuiani
AIM: To investigate the type and timing of evolution of incidentally found branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (bd-IPMN) of the pancreas addressed to magnetic resonance imaging cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 72 patients who underwent, over the period 2006-2016, a total of 318 MRCPs (mean 4.4) to follow-up incidental, presumed bd-IPMN without signs of malignancy, found or confirmed at a baseline MRCP examination...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919252/neoplastic-diseases-in-the-domestic-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo-in-italy-classification-and-tissue-distribution-of-856-cases-2000-2010
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Giancarlo Avallone, Annalisa Forlani, Marco Tecilla, Elena Riccardi, Sara Belluco, Sara Francesca Santagostino, Guido Grilli, Kiumars Khadivi, Paola Roccabianca
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence and tissue distribution of neoplasms in Italian ferrets, compared to the epidemiological data previously reported in USA and Japan. METHODS: Signalment and diagnoses of pathological submissions received between 2000 and 2010 were searched; cases with the diagnosis of neoplasm were selected and original sections reviewed to confirm the diagnosis. RESULTS: Nine-hundred and ten samples were retrieved, 690 of which included at least one tumour for a total of 856 tumours...
December 5, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909644/primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-as-a-cause-of-biliary-obstruction
#15
Kyle Rowe, Jeet Mehta, Fredy Nehme, William Salyers
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas (SCCP) is a rare neoplasm, given a lack of naturally occurring squamous cells within the pancreas, accounting for only 0.2% of all pancreatic cancers. The etiology is unknown. Symptomatology is non-specific and similar to other pancreatic neoplasms. No non-invasive testing can adequately rule in SCCP, and workup should proceed similarly to any pancreatic mass. Tissue sampling is required for diagnosis and guidance of further management, most commonly by endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspirate...
October 31, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902614/associating-pancreaticostomy-and-biliary-irrigation-for-staged-pancreaticoduodenectomy-approach-to-pancreatic-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-with-recurrent-cholangitis-and-severe-jaundice-a-case-report
#16
Chao Dai, Siyuan Lou, Fan Zhou
PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old man was hospitalized with history of abdominal pain since more than 1 year, and that of fever with chills since 2 weeks. DIAGNOSES: Based on the laboratory investigations and radiologic findings, a preliminary diagnosis of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) with recurrent cholangitis and severe jaundice was made. INTERVENTIONS: An initial attempt at endoscopic and image-guided drainage proved unsuccessful...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900458/utility-of-whole-lesion-adc-histogram-metrics-for-assessing-the-malignant-potential-of-pancreatic-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-ipmns
#17
David H Hoffman, Justin M Ream, Christina H Hajdu, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
PURPOSE: To evaluate whole-lesion ADC histogram metrics for assessing the malignant potential of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs), including in comparison with conventional MRI features. METHODS: Eighteen branch-duct IPMNs underwent MRI with DWI prior to resection (n = 16) or FNA (n = 2). A blinded radiologist placed 3D volumes-of-interest on the entire IPMN on the ADC map, from which whole-lesion histogram metrics were generated. The reader also assessed IPMN size, mural nodularity, and adjacent main-duct dilation...
November 30, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894508/intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-ipas-a-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Neal Bhutiani, Michael E Egger, Catherine A Doughtie, Elizabeth S Burkardt, Charles R Scoggins, Robert C G Martin, Kelly M McMasters
INTRODUCTION: Accessory spleens located within the pancreatic parenchyma (intrapancreatic accessory spleen, IPAS) pose a unique clinical challenge. In many cases, despite imaging and other diagnostic studies, malignancy cannot be excluded and patients are subjected to pancreatic resection. We review our experience with the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with IPAS to provide insight into improving pre-operative evaluation of these patients METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified seven patients who underwent surgical resection of an intrapancreatic spleen at University of Louisville Hospital between 2004 and 2015...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890912/performance-of-laparoscopic-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-pancreas
#19
Orlando Jorge M Torres, José Maria A Moraes Junior, Anmara Moura Moraes, Camila Cristina S Torres, Antonio Talvane T Oliveira
BACKGROUND Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (Frantz tumor) is a rare, low-grade malignant neoplasm. Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy is a good approach for tumors located in the pancreatic head. We present two successful cases in young women. CASE REPORT A 19-year-old woman was admitted to Department of Digestive Surgery due to epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen was performed, and a 3.0×2.2 cm solid tumor localized in the head of the pancreas was observed...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889759/cytomorphological-features-useful-to-prevent-errors-in-the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-by-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
#20
Zhikai Chi, Howard H Wu, Harvey Cramer, Jingmei Lin, Shaoxiong Chen
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is now widely used as a primary tool to diagnose pancreatic neoplasms. However, criteria that can reduce the risk of overdiagnosing pancreatic adenocarcinoma by FNA have not been adequately defined in the literature. This study aims to identify characteristic cytomorphological features that are helpful in distinguishing pancreatic adenocarcinoma from its mimics. STUDY DESIGN: Five false-positive FNA cases (group A) diagnosed as adenocarcinoma (4 cases) and suspicious for adenocarcinoma (1 case) by FNA, were identified by searching our laboratory information system...
November 26, 2016: Acta Cytologica
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