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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787423/autoimmune-granulomatous-inflammation-of-lacrimal-glands-and-axonal-neuritis-following-treatment-with-ipilimumab-and-radiation-therapy
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Ecaterina Ileana Dumbrava, Veronica Smith, Rasha Alfattal, Adel K El-Naggar, Marta Penas-Prado, Apostolia M Tsimberidou
Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4), anti PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1) and PD-L1 (programmed cell death protein-ligand 1) monoclonal antibodies are emerging as standard oncology treatments in various tumor types. The indications will expand as immunotherapies are being investigated in various tumors with promising results. Currently, there is inadequate identification of predictive biomarkers of response or toxicity. Unique response patterns include pseudoprogression and delayed response...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771769/systemic-chemotherapy-for-advanced-rare-pancreatic-histotype-tumors-a-retrospective-multicenter-analysis
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Oronzo Brunetti, Giuseppe Aprile, Paolo Marchetti, Enrico Vasile, Andrea Casadei Gardini, Mario Scartozzi, Sandro Barni, Sara Delfanti, Fernando De Vita, Francesco Di Costanzo, Michele Milella, Chiara Alessandra Cella, Rossana Berardi, Ivana Cataldo, Aldo Scarpa, Debora Basile, Federica Mazzuca, Giusi Graziano, Antonella Argentiero, Daniele Santini, Michele Reni, Stefano Cascinu, Nicola Silvestris
OBJECTIVES: Two issues were put forth by clinicians in the management of the advanced stages of rare variants of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and other exocrine histotypes with peculiar clinical and pathological features: Do chemotherapy regimens recommended in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients have a clinical activity in rare pancreatic tumors? Or should other chemotherapy combinations be considered in this subset of patients? METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective study that collected data from 2005 to 2016 at 14 Italian cancer centers with the aim to evaluate tumor response and time to progression for first- and second-line and overall survival...
May 15, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760585/mir-93-5p-enhance-lacrimal-gland-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-cell-tumorigenesis-by-targeting-brms1l
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Jie Hao, Xin Jin, Yan Shi, Hong Zhang
Background: Lacrimal adenoid cystic carcinoma (LACC) is one of the most common malignancies that affects lacrimal gland. MicroRNAs are known to play a crucial role as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Specifically, miR-93 has been reported to play a crucial role in colorectal, breast, pancreatic, lung cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the role of miR-93 in LACC and the potential molecular mechanisms involved remain unknown. Therefore, we took the challenge to determine the involvement of miR-93 in the LACC by targeting BRMS1L...
2018: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753278/adult-pancreatoblastoma-a-case-report-and-clinicopathological-review-of-the-literature
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Menglin Chen, Haijie Zhang, Yixin Hu, Kai Liu, Yanjia Deng, Yuanmeng Yu, Yulan Wu, Anqi Qi, Yingjia Li, Ge Wen
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to report a case of adult pancreatoblastoma, and review the literature in order to assist clinicians in the management of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The demographic, clinical, and imaging findings of 41 patients with pathologically proven pancreatoblastoma from 1986 to 2017 identified in PubMed were reviewed. The key words used for searching PubMed were: "pancreatoblastoma", "pancreatic tumor", and "adult pancreatoblastoma...
May 4, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751773/an-unusual-finding-in-a-desmoid-type-fibromatosis-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Joseph Clarence Torres, Chen Xin
BACKGROUND: Desmoid-type fibromatoses are rare benign and fibrous tumors that account for approximately 0.03% of total neoplasms. Within this category of neoplasms, pancreatic desmoid-type fibromatosis is an extremely rare subgroup, accounting for approximately 5% of desmoid-type fibromatoses. Although the etiology is unknown, some risk factors include trauma, surgery, family history of desmoid tumor, pregnancy, use of contraceptives, genetic mutation, and familial adenomatous polyposis or Gardner syndrome...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732356/clinical-significance-of-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-in-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-on-survivals
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Da-Young Yu, Young-Dong Yu, Wan-Bae Kim, Hyung-Joon Han, Sae-Byul Choi, Dong-Sik Kim, Sang-Yong Choi, Joo-Young Kim, Hyeyoon Chang, Baek-Hui Kim
Purpose: Noninvasive precursor lesions for pancreatic adenocarcinoma include pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, and mucinous cystic neoplasm. PanIN is often found synchronously adjacent to resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tumors. However, its prognostic significance on outcome after PDAC resection is unknown. The purpose of the current study was to determine if the presence of PanIN has a prognostic or predictive effect on survival after resection for PDAC with curative intent...
May 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725534/middle-segment-pancreatectomy-for-a-solid-serous-cystadenoma-diagnosed-by-mrcp-and-review-of-the-literature-a-case-report
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Yuichiro Okumura, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Koji Umeshita, Yasuji Hashimoto, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Minoru Shigekawa, Eiichi Morii, Tetsuo Takehara, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
Solid serous cystadenoma of the pancreas is the rarest subtype of serous cystadenoma. Cystic structures are difficult to recognize by imaging studies. In the clinical setting, it is crucial to discriminate a solid serious cystadenoma from other solid pancreatic tumors. The present study reported a case of solid serous cystadenoma in which the magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) findings were useful for diagnosis and decision-making regarding the surgical strategy, with a review of the previous reports of solid serous cystadenoma...
May 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697072/pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-masquerading-as-a-serous-cystic-tumor-with-videos
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Takeshi Ogura, Miyuki Imanishi, Atsushi Okuda, Tadahiro Yamada, Kazuhide Higuchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2018: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695287/the-importance-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-fine-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-of-solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-two-case-reports
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Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Martin Coronel, Igor Braga Ribeiro, Galileu Ferreira Ayala Farias, Maria Auxiliadora Choez, Rodrigo Rocha, Marcello Pecoraro Toscano, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux De Moura
BACKGROUND: Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas, otherwise known as solid and cystic tumor or Frantz tumor, is an unusual form of pancreatic carcinoma, with unknown etiopathogenesis, that accounts for 0.2 to 2.7% of all pancreatic tumors. It is defined as an exocrine pancreatic neoplasia that mainly affects women between the second and third decade of life, and its management is not well defined. Endoscopic ultrasound offers a key anatomical advantage in accessing the pancreas and endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration has become the gold standard method for the diagnosis of pancreatic lesions...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694655/pseudo-papillary-and-solid-tumor-of-the-pancreas-a-rare-tumor-and-a-difficult-diagnosis
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Esma Leila Gouta, Mehdi Khalfallah, Hichem Jerraya, Wejih Dougaz, Ramzi Nouira, Chadli Dziri
The pseudopapillary and solid tumor of the pancreas is a rare disease that accounts for 2% of pancreatic tumors. It affects mainly young, female adults. The clinical features are not specific, hence the diagnostic difficulty and the importance of imaging. The diagnosis is based on pathological examination coupled with immunohistochemistry. The aim of our work was to report the difficulty of the diagnostic procedure in a patient with a pancreatic cystic tumor.
July 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693047/pancreatic-hif2%C3%AE-stabilization-leads-to-chronic-pancreatitis-and-predisposes-to-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm
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Heather K Schofield, Manuj Tandon, Min-Jung Park, Christopher J Halbrook, Sadeesh K Ramakrishnan, Esther C Kim, Jiaqi Shi, M Bishr Omary, Yatrik M Shah, Farzad Esni, Marina Pasca di Magliano
Background & Aims: Tissue hypoxia controls cell differentiation in the embryonic pancreas, and promotes tumor growth in pancreatic cancer. The cellular response to hypoxia is controlled by the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) proteins, including HIF2α. Previous studies of HIF action in the pancreas have relied on loss-of-function mouse models, and the effects of HIF2α expression in the pancreas have remained undefined. Methods: We developed several transgenic mouse models based on the expression of an oxygen-stable form of HIF2α, or indirect stabilization of HIF proteins though deletion of von Hippel-Lindau, thus preventing HIF degradation...
2018: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690869/concurrent-presentation-of-an-intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-and-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-in-the-branch-duct-of-the-pancreas-with-a-superior-mesenteric-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Kenta Inomata, Minoru Kitago, Hideaki Obara, Yoko Fujii-Nishimura, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Taizo Hibi, Kentaro Matsubara, Go Oshima, Yasuhito Sekimoto, Masazumi Inoue, Osamu Itano, Michiie Sakamoto, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: Since the concept of intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) was introduced in the current World Health Organization classification of tumors, the number of reports of ITPN occurrence has increased gradually. However, ITPN is usually located in the main pancreatic duct, with few reports of a branch duct ITPN. As a result, imaging protocols for the diagnosis of a branch duct ITPN have not been established. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a concurrent presentation of a branch duct ITPN and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) in the head of the pancreas, with a superior mesenteric artery (SMA) aneurysm...
April 24, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660844/moray-micro-forceps-biopsy-improves-the-diagnosis-of-specific-pancreatic-cysts
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M Lisa Zhang, Ronald N Arpin, William R Brugge, David G Forcione, Omer Basar, Martha B Pitman
BACKGROUND: Making a specific diagnosis of pancreatic cysts preoperatively is difficult. The new disposable Moray micro forceps biopsy (MFB) device allows tissue sampling from the pancreatic cyst wall/septum and aims to improve diagnosis. This study compares the diagnostic performance of the MFB with the current conventional analysis of pancreatic cyst fluid (PCF). METHODS: A total of 48 patients sampled with MFB were identified. Cysts were classified as mucinous on PCF based on extracellular mucin/mucinous epithelium, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels ≥192 ng/mL, or KRAS/GNAS mutation...
April 16, 2018: Cancer Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650941/-a-case-of-an-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-which-rapidly-worsened-and-penetrated-into-the-stomach-and-the-transverse-colon
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Akira Sogawa, Kei Nakamura, Tomoyuki Nagata, Satoshi Mochizuki, Yuen Nakase, Shozo Kitai, Seishirou Inaba, Keiji Shimada
We report a case of a 71-year-old woman.She visited our hospital with a complaint of high fever and abdominal distention. She has been pointed out intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm(IPMN)4 years ago.Abdominal CT showed cystic legion, 80mm in diameter, on the pancreas.The lesion was unclear at the boundary between the main pancreatic duct and in contact with the stomach, transverse colon.Upper endoscopic and colonoscopic examination revealed the exhaustion image from the intestional tract but not pointed out the malignant findings...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650930/-a-case-of-early-gastric-cancer-with-multiple-lymph-node-metastases-revealed-by-additional-surgical-resection-after-esd
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Yoshitaka Nakamura, Masayuki Yubakami, Yutaka Kondo, Yukihisa Nishimura, Momoko Todo, Kiyoto Atsuji, Akihiro Yamaguchi, Naoki Kakihara, Osamu Ikawa, Hiroki Taniguchi
A 74-year-old man was referred to our hospital for further investigation of a cystic lesion in the pancreatic body, which had been detected by ultrasonography at a local hospital. He was diagnosed as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm(IPMN) and further preoperative examinations were conducted. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy demonstrated a type 0-II c tumor of the greater curvature in the upper third of the stomach. Endoscopic ultrasonography showed no sign of submucosal invasion. Endoscopic submucosal dissection(ESD)was carried out and pathological examination of a specimen revealed well differentiated adenocarcinoma with submucosal invasion, which fulfilled the indication for additional gastrectomy with lymph node dissection...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623746/synchronous-pancreatic-serous-cystic-neoplasm-and-duodenal-neuroendocrine-tumor-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Ann Brinch Madelung, Sönke Detlefsen
Simultaneous presence of pancreatic serous cystic neoplasms and neuroendocrine neoplasms is rare. We present a case with the incidental finding of a duodenal neuroendocrine tumor (NET) with 2 lymph node metastases in a Whipple resection specimen performed to remove a pancreatic cystic neoplasm that postoperatively turned out to represent a serous cystic neoplasm (SCN). The patient was a 75-year-old female. She presented with loss of appetite and weight. Preoperative contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed a multicystic lesion in the head of pancreas...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606941/a-surgically-resected-pancreatic-schwannoma-with-obstructive-jaundice-with-special-reference-to-differential-diagnosis-from-other-cystic-lesions-in-the-pancreas
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Takayoshi Watanabe, Kenichiro Araki, Norihiro Ishii, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Ken Shirabe
Pancreatic schwannomas are uncommon. About 60% of pancreatic schwannomas develop cystic lesions, and the differential diagnosis from other cystic pancreatic tumors is difficult. A 43-year-old man presented for evaluation of liver dysfunction detected during a medical checkup. Blood testing detected obstructive jaundice. A computed tomography scan revealed a well-defined polycystic tumor of about 5 cm at the pancreatic head. We performed surgical resection to treat the patient's symptoms and facilitate long-term management...
January 2018: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606939/laparoscopic-resection-of-an-epithelial-cyst-in-an-intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen
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Kazuhiro Suzumura, Etsuro Hatano, Toshihiro Okada, Yasukane Asano, Naoki Uyama, Ikuo Nakamura, Seikan Hai, Nobutaka Ichikawa, Keiji Nakasho, Jiro Fujimoto
An epithelial cyst in an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (ECIAS) is rare. We herein report a case of a patient with ECIAS who underwent laparoscopic surgery. A 57-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of a pancreatic tail tumor. She was asymptomatic, and a physical examination revealed no remarkable abnormalities. The levels of the tumor marker carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) and s-pancreas-1 antigen (SPan-1) were elevated. Ultrasonography showed a well-defined homogeneous cystic tumor. Computed tomography showed a well-demarcated cystic tumor in the pancreatic tail...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589102/dilemmas-for-the-pathologist-in-the-oncologic-assessment-of-pancreatoduodenectomy-specimens-an-overview-of-different-grossing-approaches-and-the-relevance-of-the-histopathological-characteristics-in-the-oncologic-assessment-of-pancreatoduodenectomy-specimens
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REVIEW
Eline Soer, Lodewijk Brosens, Marc van de Vijver, Frederike Dijk, Marie-Louise van Velthuysen, Arantza Farina-Sarasqueta, Hans Morreau, Johan Offerhaus, Lianne Koens, Joanne Verheij
A pancreatoduodenectomy specimen is complex, and there is much debate on how it is best approached by the pathologist. In this review, we provide an overview of topics relevant for current clinical practice in terms of gross dissection, and macro- and microscopic assessment of the pancreatoduodenectomy specimen with a suspicion of suspected pancreatic cancer. Tumor origin, tumor size, degree of differentiation, lymph node status, and resection margin status are universally accepted as prognostic for survival...
March 27, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571176/intraoperative-ultrasound-appearance-of-a-pancreatic-cerebral-metastasis-a-case-report
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Carmine Antonio Donofrio, Lina Raffaella Barzaghi, Jody Filippo Capitanio, Andrea Cavalli, Pietro Panni, Silvia Snider, Pietro Mortini
BACKGROUND:  Brain metastases (BMs) derived from pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC) have an extremely low incidence (0.1-0.4%) and are usually associated with a very poor prognosis. The treatment strategy is palliative and includes conventional radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, chemotherapy, and surgical resection. CASE DESCRIPTION:  A 39-year-old man with a history of PAC developed a systemic tumor relapse with intracranial progression. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) documented a right rolandic, cortical, and cystic lesion with leptomeningeal intrasulcular extension...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
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