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Neuroendocrine, liver

Erdem Sürücü, Yusuf Demir, Ahmet C Dülger, Abdüssamed Batur, Şehmus Ölmez, Mehmet T Kitapçı
A 48-year-old female with complaints of gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, and weight loss was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor after removal of a 2 mm lesion from the stomach with endoscopic biopsy. Her magnetic resonance imaging that was performed due to on-going symptoms showed multiple linear hypointense lesions in the liver. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan was performed for differential diagnosis, which showed high fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in these lesions...
October 5, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
Yasunori Minami, Tomohiro Minami, Hirokazu Chishina, Masashi Kono, Tadaaki Arizumi, Masahiro Takita, Norihisa Yada, Satoru Hagiwara, Hiroshi Ida, Kazuomi Ueshima, Naoshi Nishida, Masatoshi Kudo
OBJECTIVE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) induces gas bubbles in ablation zones, and the ablative margin cannot be evaluated accurately on ultrasound (US) during and immediately after RFA. This study assessed the usefulness of US-US fusion imaging to visualize the ablative margin of RFA for liver metastasis. METHODS: RFA guided by US-US fusion imaging was performed on 12 targeted tumors in 10 patients. Secondary hepatic malignancies included patients with colorectal cancer (n = 4), breast cancer (n = 2), lung cancer (n = 1), gastrointestinal stromal tumor (n = 1), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (n = 1), and adrenocortical carcinoma (n = 1)...
2016: Digestive Diseases
Anirban Mukherjee, Krishan Kant Agarwal, Chandrasekhar Bal, Rakesh Kumar
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare heterogeneous neoplasm of variable aggressiveness. A 55-year-old woman underwent Ga-DOTANOC PET-CT for suspected NET, which revealed DOTANOC-avid soft tissue mass in the second part of the duodenum with multiple hepatic metastases. Another non-DOTANOC-avid abdominal mass and hypodense lesion in segment VI of the liver were noted. For further evaluation, FDG PET-CT was performed, which revealed increased uptake in the abdominal mass and lesion in segment VI of the liver...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Brandon Cramer, Minzhi Xing, Hyun S Kim
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of Y radioembolization therapy on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with neuroendocrine tumor liver metastases (NETLM) in a prospective longitudinal study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Baseline Short-Form 36 HRQOL scores were evaluated for significant change (P < 0.05) within the total patient population at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months following Y using paired t-test. Overall survival (OS) times were calculated from first Y using the Kaplan-Meier method and analyzed using the log-rank test...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Gonzalo Tapia Rico, Amanda R Townsend, Myron Klevansky, Timothy J Price
Surgical resection of liver metastases from colorectal and neuroendocrine tumours has become a standard of care for resectable patients with isolated hepatic disease and good performance status, leading to extended survival in a carefully selected subgroup of these patients. However, the role of hepatic surgery in gastric and oesophageal liver metastases is controversial and not clearly defined. Areas covered: A systematic electronic literature search was performed to select the most representative evidence regarding hepatectomies in liver metastases from these two tumours...
October 17, 2016: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Christoph Wetz, I Apostolova, I G Steffen, F Hofheinz, C Furth, D Kupitz, J Ruf, M Venerito, S Klose, Holger Amthauer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the value of the spatial heterogeneity of somatostatin receptor (SSR) volume, quantified as asphericity (ASP), and to predict response to peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) in patients with metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NEN). PROCEDURES: From June 2011 to May 2013, patients suffering from GEP-NEN who underwent pretherapeutic [(111)In-DTPA(0)]octreotide scintigraphy (Octreoscan®) prior to [(177)Lu-DOTA(0)-Tyr(3)]octreotate ([(177)Lu]DOTATATE)-PRRT were enrolled in this retrospective evaluation...
October 14, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
E Bertani, N Fazio, D Radice, C Zardini, G Spinoglio, A Chiappa, D Ribero, R Biffi, S Partelli, M Falconi
BACKGROUND: The role of primary tumour surgery in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNETs) with unresectable liver metastases is controversial and international guidelines do not recommend surgery in such cases. Resectability of the primary tumour has never been considered in outcome comparisons between operated and non-operated patients. METHODS: From two institutional prospective databases of patients affected by PNET and unresectable liver metastases, 63 patients who underwent a left-pancreatectomy at diagnosis were identified and compared with a group of 30 patients with a potentially resectable but not-resected primary tumour located in the body or tail...
September 30, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
James X Chen, Steven Rose, Sarah B White, Ghassan El-Haddad, Nicholas Fidelman, Hooman Yarmohammadi, Winifred Hwang, Daniel Y Sze, Nishita Kothary, Kristen Stashek, E Paul Wileyto, Riad Salem, David C Metz, Michael C Soulen
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate prognostic factors for survival outcomes following embolotherapy for neuroendocrine tumor (NET) liver metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective study of 155 patients (60 years mean age, 57 % male) with NET liver metastases from pancreas (n = 71), gut (n = 68), lung (n = 8), or other/unknown (n = 8) primary sites treated with conventional transarterial chemoembolization (TACE, n = 50), transarterial radioembolization (TARE, n = 64), or transarterial embolization (TAE, n = 41) between 2004 and 2015...
October 13, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Masayuki Shibata, Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Akiko Todaka, Hanako Kurai, Naoyuki Tsutsumi, Keiko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ono
A 75-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital to undergo the examination of an enlarged peripancreatic lymph node. Computed tomography (CT) showed a lymph node 47 mm in size that was located above the pancreas head and beneath the liver. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of the enlarged lymph node was performed, and an immunohistological examination of the sample confirmed a histological diagnosis of neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC). The patient refused treatment with chemotherapy and instead chose to undergo observation...
2016: Internal Medicine
Kazuyo Fujimoto, Takatoshi Nakashima, Kazunari Sasaki, Kenichi Hayashi, Masao Hanafusa, Shiei Yoshida, Satoshi Myojo, Shun-Ichi Yoshida, Shigeaki Sawai, Nobuya Sano
A 48-year-old woman with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and taking long-term corticosteroid therapy presented with a 3-month history of general fatigue, abdominal distension, and pigmentation. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed a tumor in the sigmoid colon and multiple metastatic nodules in the liver. A colonoscopy revealed an obstructing mass with the presence of an irregular ulcer in the sigmoid colon. Following biopsy and histopathological analysis, the patient was diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the colon...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Norihiro Ishii, Kenichiro Araki, Takehiko Yokobori, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Keitaro Hirai, Ken Shirabe, Hiroyuki Kuwano
INTRODUCTION: Tumours with adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine components have often been reported, although the reason underlying the dual components remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old woman with multiple liver metastatic lesions of rectal neuroendocrine tumour underwent primary tumour resection and subsequent liver transplantation. Pathological examination indicated a cholangiocarcinoma-like tumour with gland formation, adjacent to a liver metastatic lesion of the neuroendocrine tumour...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Cynthia R Fata, Raul S Gonzalez, Eric Liu, Justin M Cates, Chanjuan Shi
Mesenteric tumor deposits (MTDs) are not included in the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for midgut small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). We examined the prognostic significance of MTDs associated with midgut NETs. Hematoxylin and eosin slides from 132 resected jejunal/ileal NETs were reviewed for AJCC tumor stage, lymph node (LN) metastasis, MTDs, and hepatic metastases. MTDs were defined as discrete irregular mesenteric tumor nodules discontinuous from the primary tumor. Clinical or pathologic evidence of metastases and survival data were abstracted from electronic medical records...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Mashaal Dhir, Ruchi Shrestha, Jennifer L Steel, J Wallis Marsh, Allan Tsung, Mitchel E Tublin, Nikhil B Amesur, Philip D Orons, Ernesto Santos, David A Geller
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with neuroendocrine tumor liver metastases (NELM) present with multifocal disease and are not surgical candidates. We present our 20-year experience with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) using streptozotocin (STZ) in patients with initially unresectable NELM. METHODS: Patients with unresectable NELM treated with TACE using STZ at a single institution from 1995 to 2015 were identified after institutional board approval. Imaging was independently reviewed by a radiologist to evaluate for RECIST 1...
September 23, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Stergios Boussios, Ioannis Zerdes, Ourania Batsi, Vasilios P Papakostas, Esmeralda Seraj, George Pentheroudakis, George K Glantzounis
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic metastases are uncommon and only found in a minority of patients with widespread metastatic disease at autopsy. The most common primary cancer site resulting in pancreatic metastases is the kidney, followed by colorectal cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, lung carcinoma and sarcoma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Herein, we report a 63-year-old male patient who presented -3.5 years after radical nephrectomy performed for renal cell carcinoma (RCC)-with a well-defined lobular, round mass at the body of the pancreas demonstrated by abdominal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Steve Malangone, Christopher J Campen
A 60-year-old man initially presented with pain in the right upper quadrant in October 2010. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen pelvis completed at that time showed a mass at the junction of the body and tail of the pancreas and multiple large liver lesions. A CT-guided liver biopsy revealed low-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma. The patient was initially started on systemic treatment with sunitinib (Sutent) and octreotide. He developed intolerable side effects, including nausea and migraine. Therapy was discontinued in October 2011, when a CT scan revealed evidence of disease progression...
November 2015: Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology
Alexander C Schippers, Federico Collettini, Ingo G Steffen, Gero Wieners, Timm Denecke, Marianne Pavel, Peter Wust, Bernhard Gebauer
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRBT) of neuroendocrine liver metastases (NELM) with the goal of local tumor control (LTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients with unresectable NELM treated with CT-guided HDRBT between January 2007 and April 2015. Magnetic resonance imaging follow-up was performed 6 weeks after ablation and then every 3 months. The primary endpoint was LTC...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Hirofumi Ohga, Daisuke Hirata, Kojiro Matsumori, Hajime Kitano, Naoki Nagano, Akihiko Yamaguchi, Michiya Matsuyama
Leptin directly regulates kisspeptin neurons in the hypothalamus and gonadotropin secretion from the pituitary, making it a central player in the onset of mammalian puberty. Recently, we identified two leptin genes (lepa and lepb) and a single leptin receptor (lepr) in the marine perciform fish chub mackerel; however, the expression of these genes did not correlate with the expression of important reproductive genes or ovarian stage during female puberty. Here, we expand upon these initial observations by evaluating the expression of lepa, lepb, and lepr during pubertal transition and under differential feeding conditions in the male chub mackerel...
September 15, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Gustavo Felipe Luersen, W Wei, Eric P Tamm, Priya R Bhosale, Janio Szklaruk
PURPOSE: Our aim was to compare the interobserver and intraobserver variability for the measurement of the size of liver metastases in patients with carcinoid tumors with various magnetic resonance (MR) series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective institutional review board-approved study, 30 patients with liver metastases from a carcinoid primary had a complete MR examination of the abdomen at 1.5 T with gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)...
September 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Nicola Fazio, Massimo Milione
Gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are currently classified as grade (G) 1, G2 and G3, in accordance with the 2010 WHO classification. G1 and G2 are named neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) whereas G3 neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs). While advanced G1 and G2 are usually treated with several different therapies, including somatostatin analogs, chemotherapy, interferon, molecular targeted agents, peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) and liver-directed treatments, advanced G3 NECs are usually treated with a platinum-etoposide chemotherapy, trusting their clinical homogeneity is similar to that of small cell lung cancer...
August 28, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Tetsuhide Ito, Lingaku Lee, Robert T Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Neuroendocrine tumors(NETs), once thought rare, are increasing in frequency in most countries and receiving increasing-attention. NETs present two-treatment problems. A proportion is aggressive and a proportion has a functional, hormone-excess-state(F-NET) each of which, must be treated. Recently, there have been many advances, well-covered in reviews/consensus papers on imaging-NETs; new, novel anti-tumor treatments and understanding their pathogenesis. However, little attention has been paid to advances in the treatment of the hormone-excess-state...
September 16, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
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