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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781364/pet-ct-analysis-of-21-patients-with-breast-cancer-physiological-distribution-of-18-f-choline-and-diagnostic-pitfalls
#1
Fathinul Fikri Ahmad Saad, Mohd Hazeman Zakaria, Bahunu Appanna
Objectives 18 F-choline is a useful tracer for detecting tumours with high lipogenesis. Knowledge of its biodistribution pattern is essential to recognise physiological variants. The aim of this study was to describe the physiologic distribution of 18 F-choline and pitfalls in patients with breast cancer. Methods Twenty-one consecutive patients with breast cancer (10 premenopausal and 11 postmenopausal women; mean age, 52.82 ± 10.71 years) underwent 18 F-choline positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) for staging...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750397/fdg-pet-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-primary-and-secondary-pancreatic-malignancies
#2
Casey E Bohl, Sara M Federico, Giles W Robinson, Armita Bahrami, Barry L Shulkin
PURPOSE: Primary pancreatic carcinoma and pancreatic metastases are rare in the pediatric population. Pancreatoblastoma is the most common pancreatic malignant tumor in young children and solid-pseudopapillary tumor in teenagers. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is extremely rare under the age of 40 and is usually associated with underlying genetic abnormalities. Secondary malignancies of the pancreas occur more frequently than primary pancreatic malignancies in children and are most commonly seen with non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) and mesenchymal sarcomas...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681814/non-gestational-choriocarcinoma-with-widespread-metastases-presenting-with-type-1-respiratory-failure-in-a-39-year-old-female-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Louisa Stockton, Elizabeth Green, Baljeet Kaur, Emma De Winton
Introduction: Non-gestational choriocarcinoma (NGCC) is an extremely rare cancer. We report a case presenting in extremis. Case Report: A 39-year-old woman presented with type 1 respiratory failure with a 1-month history of breathlessness. Computed tomography (CT) revealed widespread metastatic disease involving the lungs, liver, pancreas, and breast. Serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin was markedly raised. Over 72 h, she deteriorated and was started on high-flow nasal cannula to facilitate discussions and for comfort...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587959/cup-syndrome-metastatic-malignancy-with-unknown-primary-tumor
#4
Gregor Zaun, Martin Schuler, Ken Herrmann, Andrea Tannapfel
BACKGROUND: 2-4% of newly diagnosed cases of malignant disease involve cancer of unknown primary (CUP). This mixed entity is one of the 6 most common types of malignant disease in Germany. Highly refined treatment strategies can now be offered to patients with CUP. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed with an emphasis on articles from the past decade. The current guidelines and recommendations of specialty societies were also considered in the evaluation...
March 9, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547849/obstructive-jaundice-as-primary-presentation-of-a-stage-iie-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-decision-making-process-between-advanced-lymphoma-and-locally-advanced-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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K Blouhos, K A Boulas, A Paraskeva, I Kariotis, N Barettas, A Hatzigeorgiadis
INTRODUCTION: Secondary pancreatic tumors are uncommon and account for 2-5% of pancreatic cancer. Tumors characterized most commonly with pancreatic involvement are lymphoma, renal cell and lung carcinomas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 76-year-old female patient with obstructive jaundice as the primary symptom and inguinal lymphadenopathy is presented. Imaging revealed a bulky solitary solid pancreatic head mass along with paraaortic and mesenteric lymphadenopathy. The absence of a previous history of malignancy and the presence of a dominant pancreatic mass along with distal lymphadenopathy confined differential diagnosis to advanced secondary pancreatic lymphoma, which is the most common secondary pancreatic tumor, and locally advanced/metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536952/eus-fna-of-gastric-cancer-metastatic-to-the-head-of-pancreas-using-a-forward-oblique-viewing-echoendoscope-in-a-case-with-roux-en-y-anatomy
#6
Suguru Mizuno, Yousuke Nakai, Hiroyuki Isayama, Tatsunori Suzuki, Kei Saito, Rie Uchino, Naminatsu Takahara, Hirofumi Kogure, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2018: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517631/prospective-follow-up-study-of-the-recurrence-of-pancreatic-cancer-diagnosed-at-an-early-stage-the-value-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-for-early-diagnosis-of-recurrence-in-the-remnant-pancreas
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Juri Ikemoto, Keiji Hanada, Tomoyuki Minami, Akihito Okazaki, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Shuji Yonehara
OBJECTIVES: Most patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) demonstrate recurrences in the form of metastatic disease. We prospectively evaluated recurrence in PC cases diagnosed at an early stage. METHODS: Thirty cases of PC stage 0 or IA were prospectively followed for at least 1 year after initial surgery. We performed blood tests and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) every 3 to 6 months. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) was performed if CT revealed abnormal findings in the remnant pancreas (RP)...
April 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515395/synchronous-primary-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Tarik Mahfoud, Rachid Tanz, Mohamed Réda Khmamouche, Mohamed Allaoui, Rhizlane Belbaraka, Mouna Khouchani, Mohamed Ichou
Synchronous primary cancers involving the pancreas and kidney are extremely rare and poorly documented. We report the first case of this association treated with chemotherapy and tyrosine kinase inhibitor. A 70-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of epigastric pain with weight loss of 12 kg. Two weeks previously, she had presented with jaundice and pelvic pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the body revealed the presence of an irregular mass in the body of the pancreas, encasing the celiac trunk, with dilatation of the biliary tract...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496399/brain-metastases-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-assessment-of-molecular-genotype-phenotype-features-an-entity-with-an-increasing-incidence
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Emmet J Jordan, Maeve A Lowery, Olca Basturk, Peter J Allen, Kenneth H Yu, Viviane Tabar, Kathryn Beal, Diane L Reidy, Yoshiya Yamada, Yelena Janjigian, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Eileen M O'Reilly
PURPOSE: To assess clinical characteristics of patients with metastatic pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and brain metastases (BM), and to assess somatic and germ-line molecular profiles where performed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with PDAC and BM between January 1990 and January 2016 were identified. Molecular characteristics of somatic and germ-line testing where performed in the subset of patients who had provided informed consent. Somatic alterations were assessed by either MSK-IMPACT testing (>340 key cancer genes) or Sequenom testing (8-gene panel)...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483443/-conversion-surgery-for-pancreatic-head-cancer-with-peritoneal-dissemination-following-chemotherapy-for-two-years-a-case-report
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Yuuri Hatsuzawa, Masamichi Mizuma, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Tatsuo Hata, Masahiro Iseki, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Hideo Ohtsuka, Naoaki Sakata, Takanori Morikawa, Kei Nakagawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Takeshi Naitoh, Atsushi Kanno, Tooru Shimosegawa, Michiaki Unno
Here we report a case of pancreatic cancer(PC)with peritoneal dissemination, underwent conversion surgery following chemotherapy for 2 years. A5 5-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for treatment of PC. Abdominal CT scan revealed 3.0 cm of a pancreatic head tumor with abutment of the portal vein and the hepatic artery, classified as borderline resectable. Staging laparoscopy(SL)showed positive peritoneal cytology(CY). Gemcitabine(Gem)plus S-1 therapy(GS) was performed. Ten months after initial GS, SL revealed the disseminated nodule and positive CY...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478350/integrated-cancer-treatment-in-the-course-of-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-complete-resolution-in-2-cases
#11
Massimo Bonucci, Carlo Pastore, Vincenzo Ferrera, Carla Fiorentini, Alessia Fabbri
Pancreatic cancer (PC) has a very low average survival, but its prognosis is further reduced in the case of metastatic spread. Medical therapy in these cases is the only applicable methodology in the international guidelines. During anticancer treatments, common side effects are nausea, vomiting, arthralgia, neuropathy, and alopecia as well as a myelosuppressive effect. The toxicity of various drugs not only affects the quality of life of the patient, but often its severity requires a reduction in if not the termination of drug administration...
February 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464045/pathological-and-functional-significance-of-semaphorin-5a-in-pancreatic-cancer-progression-and-metastasis
#12
Sugandha Saxena, Yuri Hayashi, Lingyun Wu, Mohammad Awaji, Pranita Atri, Michelle L Varney, Abhilasha Purohit, Satyanarayana Rachagani, Surinder K Batra, Rakesh K Singh
Semaphorin-5A (SEMA5A) has differential cell surface expression between normal and cancer cells and represents an attractive target for therapeutic intervention in pancreatic cancer (PC). In this study, we delineated the pathological expression and significance of SEMA5A during PC progression and metastasis. We utilized human tissue microarrays and different PC mouse models (Pdx1-cre; LSL- Kras(G12D) , Pdx1-Cre; LSL-Kras(G12D) ; LSL-p53(R172H) and RIP1-Tag2) to analyze SEMA5A expression during PC progression...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459809/primary-adenosquamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-the-use-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-to-establish-a-definitive-cytologic-diagnosis
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Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Martin Coronel, Danielle Azevedo Chacon, Ryan Tanigawa, Dalton M Chaves, Sérgio E Matuguma, Marcos E Lera Dos Santos, José Jukemura, Eduardo Guimarâes Hourneaux De Moura
Pancreatic cancer is the second most common malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract in the US, and adenocarcinoma has been identified as the most common type of pancreatic cancer. Different types of pancreatic cancers have been classified: adenocarcinoma, ductal adenosquamous carcinoma, solid pseudopapillary tumors, endocrine neoplasms, acinar cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, cystic tumors, primary lymphoma of the pancreas, and metastatic lesions of the pancreas. Adenosquamous carcinoma is extremely rare, behave in a very aggressive way and is responsible for the 1 to 4% of the pancreatic exocrine neoplastic lesions...
October 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454229/pancreatic-cancer-presenting-as-colonic-disease-a-rare-case-report
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Sara Tavares Nogueira, Bruno Lima Pinto, Eduardo Faria Silva, Hermano Anjos Garcia, Francisco Carneiro
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth major cause of cancer-related deaths. About 50% of the patients are diagnosed with advanced disease. Metastatic disease to the colon is a very rare entity with only 5 cases described in english literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Male, 60 years-old, presents to a surgical consult with the diagnosis of an adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon. The physical exam revealed a periumbilical nodule with suspicious features. The staging CT-scan showed a mass in the tail of the pancreas involving the spleen and left kidney, thickening of the sigmoid colon, multiple mesenteric masses and trabecular changes in the ischium, suggesting metastatic disease...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439298/a-rare-cause-of-pancreatic-head-mass-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
Khalil Aloreidi, Robert T Lapp
Metastases to the pancreas account for less than 5 percent of all malignancies affecting the pancreas. The most common secondary malignancy of the pancreas is renal cell carcinoma. We report a patient presented with abdominal pain and weight loss. Computed tomography (CT) imaging showed pancreatic head mass. Biopsy from the mass showed prostate metastasis after 13 years from radical prostatectomy and Leuprolide therapy. This case demonstrates a rare location for prostate metastasis which was the pancreas. To our knowledge there are only six cases reported in literature...
January 2018: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430219/disease-control-on-lanreotide-autogel%C3%A2-120-mg-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-gastrinoma-a-case-report
#16
Maridi Aerts, Hendrik Reynaert
Gastrinomas are functionally active pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) secreting gastrin and are associated with local or regional metastases in 60% of the cases. Somatostatin analogs (SSAs) are currently recommended as a first-line treatment for the symptomatic treatment of NETs. Although antiproliferative activity of SSAs has been demonstrated in various cancer types in several in vivo and in vitro studies, clinical benefits with SSAs have been only achieved in a small proportion of patients. We report a disease control on a long-acting SSA lanreotide in a patient with metastatic gastrinoma...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426928/lamb3-mediates-metastatic-tumor-behavior-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-by-regulating-c-met-akt-signals
#17
Seung-Nam Jung, Hyun Sil Lim, Lihua Liu, Jae Won Chang, Young Chang Lim, Ki Sang Rha, Bon Seok Koo
Laminin subunit beta-3 (LAMB3) encodes one of the three subunits of LM-332, a protein of the extracellular matrix secreted by cultured human keratinocytes. While LAMB3 is involved in the invasive and metastatic abilities of several tumor types, including those found in the colon, pancreas, lung, cervix, stomach, and prostate, its mechanism of action in thyroid cancer has not been investigated previously. Our results show that LAMB3 is up-regulated in papillary thyroid cancer, and that its suppression reduces cell migration/invasion via down-regulation of epithelial‒mesenchymal transition-associated proteins (N-cadherin, vimentin, slug) and inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase 9...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397891/modified-appleby-procedure-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#18
Shanley Deal, Derek Nathan, Flavio G Rocha
Locally advanced pancreas cancer (LAPC) involving the celiac axis is typically considered unresectable and carries a poor prognosis. We present a case of a patient with LAPC who underwent a modified Appleby procedure for tumor clearance following neoadjuvant therapy. Technical aspects include diagnostic laparoscopy to exclude occult metastatic disease followed by complete mobilization of the pancreas and spleen, preservation of the left gastric artery, and resection and reconstruction of the common hepatic artery...
May 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394808/-long-term-survival-after-multidisciplinary-treatment-for-resected-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-with-recurrence-of-pulmonary-metastases-a-case-report
#19
Tadashi Tsukamoto, Makoto Takahama, Shintaro Kodai, Akishige Kanazawa, Takaaki Hori, Ryoji Kaizaki, Satoshi Takatsuka, Ryushi Komatsu
Recent studies indicated that isolated pulmonary metastases could define a favorable subgroup in metastatic pancreatic cancer. We report a case of isolated pulmonary metastases after curative resection of pancreas head cancer treated with chemotherapy and pulmonary metastasectomy survived for 79 months after recurrence. A 72-year-old male underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreas head cancer. Adjuvant chemotherapy was done with gemcitabine hydrochloride (GEM)for 6 months and then S-1 for 2 months. Twenty-seven months after surgery, 2 small metastatic nodules in the left lung was detected...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394594/-multidisciplinary-therapy-with-gemcitabine-and-nab-paclitaxel-for-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Fuyuhiko Motoi, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Shimpei Maeda, Kyohei Ariake, Kunihiro Masuda, Masaharu Ishida, Koji Fukase, Masamichi Mizuma, Hideo Ohtsuka, Naoaki Sakata, Hiroki Hayashi, Kei Nakagawa, Takanori Morikawa, Takeshi Naitoh, Michiaki Unno
Gemcitabine with nab-paclitaxel(GN)shows promisinganti -tumor effect and has been established standard regimen for metastatic pancreatic cancer(PC). Conversion surgery(CS), recently reported about initially unresectable PC with favorable response to non-surgical treatment, might provide long-term survival. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of multi-modal treatment includingCS after GN therapy for initially unresectable PC. From 2015 to 2016, 29 initially unresectable PC treated with chemotherapy includingGN were eligible for the retrospective analysis...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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