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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229615/bacteremia-with-raoultella-planticola-in-the-setting-of-acute-pancreatitis-complicated-with-acute-cholangitis
#1
Esther Merino Rodríguez, Susana Rebolledo Olmedo, Joaquín Miquel Plaza
The bacterium Raoultella planticola (R planticola) is a rare pathogen in humans. We report a case of mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) of biliary origin with cholangitis and bacteremia with R planticola in association with pancreatic panniculitis (PP). A 55-year-old woman with rheumatic multiple valvulopathy presented with epigastric pain radiating to the back in a belt-like fashion for 48 hours, jaundice, choluria, acholia, and fever (38.2oC). Lab tests showed: amylase 2126 U/L, ALT 124 U/L, AST 169 U/L, GGT 3548 U/L, AP 1516 U/L, TBil 12...
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229343/a-case-of-pancreaticobiliary-maljunction-with-a-connecting-duct-without-a-long-common-channel
#2
Masataka Kikuyama, Terumi Kamisawa, Sawako Kuruma, Kazuro Chiba, Satomi Koizumi, Taku Tabata, Goro Honda
Pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is a congenital malformation in which the pancreatic and bile ducts join anatomically outside the duodenal wall, usually forming an abnormally long common channel. In PBM, since the long common channel defeats the effect of the sphincter of Oddi, pancreatobiliary reflux frequently occurs, resulting in high rates of biliary tract cancers. We present the case of a 68-year-old female with advanced gallbladder cancer concomitant with bile duct cancer associated with PBM without biliary dilatation that had an extremely rare configuration showing a connecting duct without a long common channel...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229075/endoscopic-and-photodynamic-therapy-of-cholangiocarcinoma
#3
REVIEW
Benjamin Meier, Karel Caca
BACKGROUND: Most patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) have unresectable disease. Endoscopic bile duct drainage is one of the major objectives of palliation of obstructive jaundice. METHODS/RESULTS: Stent implantation using endoscopic retrograde cholangiography is considered to be the standard technique. Unilateral versus bilateral stenting is associated with different advantages and disadvantages; however, a standard approach is still not defined. As there are various kinds of stents, there is an ongoing discussion on which stent to use in which situation...
December 2016: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224425/mechanism-of-dynamic-near-infrared-fluorescence-cholangiography-of-extrahepatic-bile-ducts-and-applications-in-detecting-bile-duct-injuries-using-indocyanine-green-in-animal-models
#4
Yang Gao, Min Li, Zi-Fang Song, Le Cui, Bi-Rong Wang, Xiao-Ding Lou, Tao Zhou, Yong Zhang, Qi-Chang Zheng
Fluorescence intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) is a potential alternative for identifying anatomical variation and preventing iatrogenic bile duct injuries by using the near-infrared probe indocyanine green (ICG). However, the dynamic process and mechanism of fluorescence IOC have not been elucidated in previous publications. Herein, the optical properties of the complex of ICG and bile, dynamic fluorescence cholangiography and iatrogenic bile duct injuries were investigated. The emission spectrum of ICG in bile peaked at 844 nm and ICG had higher tissue penetration...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205184/extrahepatic-bile-duct-hepatocellular-carcinoma-due-to-recurrence-of-hematogenous-metastasis-50%C3%A2-months-after-hepatectomy
#5
Hiroyuki Kumata, Shigehito Miyagi, Keigo Murakami, Atsushi Fujio, Yasuyuki Hara, Chikashi Nakanishi, Naoki Kawagishi, Hironobu Sasano, Takashi Kamei, Noriaki Ouchi
BACKGROUND: Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the extrahepatic bile duct is rare with most cases diagnosed after manifesting sudden obstructive jaundice. Here, we report an extremely rare case of recurrent HCC in the common bile duct due to hematogenous metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old man underwent an extended left hepatectomy for HCC in the medial segment of the liver. Fifty months later, he presented with sudden obstructive jaundice. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography showed a space-occupying lesion in the common bile duct, which was suspected as cholangiocarcinoma...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185764/cholecystectomy-after-gastric-bypass-incidence-and-complications
#6
Viktor Wanjura, Gabriel Sandblom, Johanna Österberg, Lars Enochsson, Johan Ottosson, Eva Szabo
BACKGROUND: Although cholecystectomy incidence is known to be high after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, the actual increase in incidence is not known. Furthermore, the outcome of cholecystectomy after RYGB is not known. OBJECTIVES: To estimate cholecystectomy incidence before and after RYGB and to compare the outcome of post-RYGB cholecystectomy with the cholecystectomy outcome in the background population. SETTING: Nationwide Swedish multiregister study...
December 12, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185429/tips-for-pure-laparoscopic-right-hepatectomy-in-the-live-donor
#7
Olivier Soubrane, Choon Hyuck David Kwon
Donor right hepatectomy is a technically complex and challenging procedure. It is one of the most debated applications of laparoscopy and donor safety is the main concern. The technique described herein uses pure laparoscopic approach with five trocars. After mobilization of the right liver, the right hepatic artery and portal vein are dissected. The liver parenchyma is then divided using an ultrasonic aspirator and an energy device. The middle hepatic vein is kept intact with the left remaining liver. Intra-operative cholangiography allows to determine a safe site for right bile duct division...
February 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181823/diagnostic-value-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mr-cholangiography-in-non-invasive-detection-of-postoperative-bile-leakage
#8
Melahat M Kul, Ayşe A Erden, Ebru E Düşünceli Atman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic value of dynamic T1-weighted (T1w) gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylentriamine penta-acetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MR Cholangiography (MRC) for the detection of active bile leaks. METHODS: A total of 28 patients with suspected biliary leakage who underwent routine T2w-MRC and T1w-GD-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRC at our institution from February 2013 to June 2016 were included in this study. The image sets were retrospectively analysed in consensus by 3 radiologists...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179089/a-snare-assisted-peroral-direct-choledochoscopy-and-pancreatoscopy-using-an-ultra-slim-upper-endoscope-a-case-series-study
#9
Yong-Hui Huang, Hong Chang, Wei Yao, Yao-Peng Zhang, Ke Li, Ye Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of a new snare-assisted peroral direct choledochoscopy/pancreatoscopy (PDCPS) technique. METHODS: From November 2014 through December 2016, 20 consecutive patients with indications for PDCPS were enrolled in this observational study. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography was initially performed using a conventional duodenoscope, and endoscopic papillary balloon dilation was performed. Next, an ultra-slim endoscope was inserted to perform the PDCPS; a snare tightened around the end of the scope's bending section facilitated its entry into the common bile duct (CBD)...
January 20, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162156/-the-clinical-practice-of-improvement-the-volume-and-quality-of-functional-liver-in-autologous-liver-transplantation-for-the-patients-with-alveolar-echinococcosis
#10
Aji Tuerganaili, Y M Shao, J M Zhao, T Li, B Ran, T M Jiang, R Q Zhang, Tuxun Tuerhongjiang, L Wu, M Guo, H Wen
Objective: To investigate the clinical significance of accurate assessment of "volume and quality" of functional liver in Autologous liver transplantation (ALT) in the treatment of the advanced hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE). Methods: The clinical data of 12 patients with advanced HAE who underwent ALT at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University from May 2015 to July 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The preoperative hepatic functions of 12 patients were 8 Child-Pugh Grade A, 1 Grade B, and 3 Grade C...
January 24, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161472/novel-serum-and-bile-protein-markers-predict-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-disease-severity-and-prognosis
#11
Mette Vesterhus, Anders Holm, Johannes Roksund Hov, Ståle Nygård, Erik Schrumpf, Espen Melum, Liv Wenche Thorbjørnsen, Vemund Paulsen, Knut Lundin, Inge Dale, Odd Helge Gilja, Serge J L B Zweers, Morten Vatn, Frank G Schaap, Peter L M Jansen, Thor Ueland, Helge Røsjø, Bjørn Moum, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Kirsten Muri Boberg, Martti Färkkilä, Tom H Karlsen, Fridtjof Lund-Johansen
BACKGROUND&AIMS: We aimed to identify novel protein biomarkers of disease severity and prognosis in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: Using a bead-based array targeting 63 proteins, we profiled a derivation panel of Norwegian endoscopic retrograde cholangiography-bile samples (55 PSC, 20 disease controls) and a Finnish validation panel (34 PSC, 10 disease controls). Selected identified proteins were measured in serum from two Norwegian PSC cohorts (n=167 [1992-2006] and n=138 [2008-2012]), inflammatory bowel disease (n=96) and healthy controls (n=100)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138905/a-case-of-concomitant-colitic-cancer-and-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-during-follow-up-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Kazuyo Tsuchiya, Atsushi Nanashima, Takuto Ikeda, Shiro Minami, Motoaki Nagano, Takeomi Hamada, Koichi Yano, Yoshiro Fujii
Colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CAC) is known to occur in long-standing and extensive ulcerative colitis (UC). Furthermore, UC is known to complicate primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), which subsequently results in an increased risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma. We report a case of colitis-associated rectal cancer (CARC) accompanied by intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) based on UC and PSC. A 73-year-old man had suffered from UC for 19 years. During surveillance colonoscopy, a tumor was found in the rectum that was pathologically diagnosed as CARC from the resected specimen...
January 30, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133234/-a-case-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-difficult-to-distinguish-from-a-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#13
Yutaka Umehara, Minoru Umehara, Shinji Tsutsumi, Akitoshi Kimura, Tomohisa Tokura, Kenichi Takahashi, Takayuki Morita
A 78-year-old man, who had presented with onset of ulcerative colitis at the age of 56 years and had been in remission for the past several years, attended our hospital with a diagnosis of obstructive jaundice. A hilar cholangiocarcinoma with right hepatic artery invasion was suspected on contrast enhanced CT. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiography indicated Bismuth type 2 stenosis. The stenotic bile duct brushings revealed no malignancy. Primary sclerosing cholangitis(PSC)and IgG4- related cholangitis were included in the differential diagnosis; however, a significant result could not be obtained in any other examinations...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127678/gallbladder-adenomyomatosis-imaging-findings-tricks-and-pitfalls
#14
REVIEW
Matteo Bonatti, Norberto Vezzali, Fabio Lombardo, Federica Ferro, Giulia Zamboni, Martina Tauber, Giampietro Bonatti
: Gallbladder adenomyomatosis (GA) is a benign alteration of the gallbladder wall that can be found in up to 9% of patients. GA is characterized by a gallbladder wall thickening containing small bile-filled cystic spaces (i.e., the Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses, RAS). The bile contained in RAS may undergo a progressive concentration process leading to crystal precipitation and calcification development. A correct characterization of GA is fundamental in order to avoid unnecessary cholecystectomies...
January 26, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119264/prospective-evaluation-of-the-short-access-cholangioscopy-for-stone-clearance-and-evaluation-of-indeterminate-strictures
#15
Athanasios D Sioulas, Muhammad A El-Masry, Stefan Groth, Guido Schachschal, Mario Anders, Thomas Rosch, Ulrike Denzer
BACKGROUND: Peroral cholangioscopy facilitates diagnosis and therapy of biliary disorders. This study prospectively evaluated a new short access cholangioscopy. METHODS: Consecutive patients were included as follows: difficult stones (group 1) underwent cholangioscopy with electrohydraulic lithotripsy and indeterminate biliary strictures (group 2) were evaluated with macroscopic assessment and cholangioscopy guided biopsy sampling. We evaluated the complete stone clearance rate (group 1) and diagnostic accuracy (group 2)...
February 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118992/evaluation-of-biliary-complications-on-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-and-comparison-with-direct-cholangiography-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#16
B Garg, R Rastogi, S Gupta, H Rastogi, H Garg, V Chowdhury
AIM: To evaluate the imaging characteristics of biliary complications following liver transplantation on magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and its diagnostic accuracy in comparison with direct cholangiography. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 34 patients being evaluated for possible biliary complications after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) with abnormal MRCP findings were followed up for information regarding direct cholangiography either endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) within 7 days of MRCP...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117228/assessment-of-available-evidence-in-the-management-of-gallbladder-and-bile-duct-stones-a-systematic-review-of-international-guidelines
#17
REVIEW
Aafke H van Dijk, Philip R de Reuver, Marc G Besselink, Kees J van Laarhoven, Ewen M Harrison, Stephen J Wigmore, Tom J Hugh, Marja A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: Gallstone disease is a frequent disorder in the Western world with a prevalence of 10-20%. Recommendations for the assessment and management of gallstones vary internationally. The aim of this systematic review was to assess quality of guideline recommendations for treatment of gallstones. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and websites of relevant associations were systematically searched. Guidelines without a critical appraisal of literature were excluded. Quality of guidelines was determined using the AGREE II instrument...
January 20, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112963/case-of-drug-induced-acute-pancreatitis-produced-by-horsetail-infusions
#18
María Del Carmen García Gavilán, Antonio Miguel Moreno García, José Miguel Rosales Zabal, José María Navarro Jarabo, Andrés Sánchez Cantos
INTRODUCTION: The most frequent causes of acute pancreatitis are biliary stones, alcohol consumption, smoking and tumors. Some of them do not have any established cause, and they are catalogued as idiopathic pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 56-year-old woman with a history of bilateral adrenalectomy on hormone replacement therapy with corticosteroids, who has recurrent episodes of mild acute pancreatitis with an etiologic study (laboratory and imaging tests) without significant findings...
January 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101303/efficacy-of-multiple-biliary-stenting-for-refractory-benign-biliary-strictures-due-to-chronic-calcifying-pancreatitis
#19
Hiroshi Ohyama, Rintaro Mikata, Takeshi Ishihara, Yuji Sakai, Harutoshi Sugiyama, Shin Yasui, Toshio Tsuyuguchi
AIM: To investigate endoscopic therapy efficacy for refractory benign biliary strictures (BBS) with multiple biliary stenting and clarify predictors. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with stones in the pancreatic head and BBS due to chronic pancreatitis who underwent endoscopic therapy were evaluated. Endoscopic insertion of a single stent failed in all patients. We used plastic stents (7F, 8.5F, and 10F) and increased stents at intervals of 2 or 3 mo. Stents were removed approximately 1 year after initial stenting...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097624/poorly-differentiated-adenocarcinoma-with-signet-ring-cells-in-duodenal-papilla-a-case-report
#20
Yuta Ushida, Kiyoshi Hiramatsu, Satomi Saeki, Takeshi Amemiya, Hidenari Goto, Toshiyuki Arai
An 82-year-old woman with common bile duct (CBD) dilatation observed during routine ultrasonography was referred to our hospital. Preliminary blood tests revealed elevated levels of hepatobiliary enzymes. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed lower bile duct wall thickening and enhancement. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed mildly swollen papilla of Vater, without ulceration. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography demonstrated that the CBD was grossly dilated with a constriction in the lower part. The final diagnosis indicated poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of duodenal papilla with signet-ring cells; pT3N0M0, stage IIA (Unio Internationalis Contra Cancrum, 7th edition), for which subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (SSPPD) was performed...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
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