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adenosquamous pancreas

Caitlin A Hester, Mathew M Augustine, Michael A Choti, John C Mansour, Rebecca M Minter, Patricio M Polanco, Matthew R Porembka, Sam C Wang, Adam C Yopp
BACKGROUND: A paucity of data exists regarding the natural history and outcome measures of adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas (ASCP), a histology distinct from pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The aim of this study is to characterize the clinicopathological features of ASCP in a large cohort of patients comparing outcome measures of surgically resected patients to PDAC. METHODS: We identified patients diagnosed with ASCP or PDAC from the National Cancer Database from 2004 to 2012...
June 7, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Kotaro Miura, Akishige Kanazawa, Sadatoshi Shimizu, Akihiro Murata, Shintaro Kodai, Takafumi Nishii, Katsunobu Sakurai, Akiko Tachimori, Yutaka Tamamori, Naoshi Kubo, Toru Inoue, Yukio Nishiguchi
A 70's man underwent subtotal stomach preserving pancreatoduodenectomy(SSPPD)for pancreatic head cancer. The pathological diagnosis was adenosquamous carcinoma(ASC)of the pancreas. Two months after surgery, a recurrent tumor in the remnant pancreas was confirmed with a CT scan and suspected to be ASC by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration(EUS-FNA). As the recurrent lesion was limited in the pancreas, total remnant pancreatectomy(TP)was performed 4 months after SSPPD. The final pathological diagnosis was ASC...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Nicola Silvestris, Oronzo Brunetti, Rosamaria Pinto, Daniela Petriella, Antonella Argentiero, Livia Fucci, Stefania Tommasi, Katia Danza, Simona De Summa
OBJECTIVES: Adenosquamous cancer of pancreas (ASCP) is a rare variant of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC). It is characterized by poor prognosis and lacks of literature data supporting the choice of systemic therapies. The role of immunotherapy for this malignancy is still unknown. In this study, we evaluated any differences between immune-related genes of PDAC and its adenosquamous variant with the aim to characterize these histothistotypes and eventually identify potential biomarkers useful for an immune-therapy approach in ASCP...
May 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
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
Nicola Silvestris, Katia Danza, Vito Longo, Oronzo Brunetti, Livia Fucci, Antonella Argentiero, Angela Calabrese, Ivana Cataldo, Roberto Tamma, Domenico Ribatti, Stefania Tommasi
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas (ASCP) is an uncommon variant of exocrine pancreatic malignancies, characterized by a histological admixture of adenomatous and squamous cell elements. This cancer is characterized by a poorly differentiated histology and a poorer clinical outcome compared to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Unlike PDAC, that is characterized by a low microvascular density (MVD) and collapsed vasculature, no data are available about angiogenesis in ASPC. Immunohistochemical evaluation of MVD and trypatse-positive mast cells (MCs) were performed on a single case of ASCP compared to PDAC...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
John A Stauffer, Horacio J Asbun
There are a few entities that account for most solid and cystic masses of the pancreas. The pancreas harbors a wide array of diseases, including adenocarcinoma, and its variants, such as anaplastic and adenosquamous carcinoma. Other neoplasms include acinar cell carcinoma, solid pseudopapillary tumor, and sarcomas. Benign lesions include hamartomas, hemangiomas, lymphangioma, and plasmacytoma. Isolated metastases include renal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and other carcinomas. Benign inflammatory conditions, such as autoimmune pancreatitis and groove pancreatitis can also mimic solid neoplasms of the pancreas...
February 2018: Surgical Clinics of North America
Fernando Martínez de Juan, María Reolid Escribano, Carmen Martínez Lapiedra, Fernanda Maia de Alcantara, María Caballero Soto, Ana Calatrava Fons, Isidro Machado
A 69-year-old woman from a kindred with familial atypical multiple mole melanoma and carrier of a germline mutation in CDKN2A, presented with abdominal pain caused by a solid-cystic pancreatic mass. The patient had an abdominal computed tomography three years before in which there was no evidence of pancreatic lesion. The endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration showed adenocarcinoma with squamous component. After surgical resection the final diagnosis was adenosquamous pancreatic carcinoma (ASPC) arising in an intraductal papillar mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)...
September 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Rebecca Marcus, Anirban Maitra, Jason Roszik
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas (ASCP) is a mixed tumor type which contains squamous cell carcinoma and also ductal adenocarcinoma components. Due to the rarity of this malignancy, only very limited genomic profiling has been performed. A recent paper by Fang et al. published in The Journal of Pathology contributed to our knowledge of genomic alterations by performing whole-genome and -exome sequencing of 17 ASCP tumors. They found major genomic similarities to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; however, the p53 pathway was altered in a greater proportion of cases, while a high frequency of 3p loss was a distinct copy number alteration pattern observed in ASCP...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology
Yuan Fang, Zhe Su, Jing Xie, Ruidong Xue, Qi Ma, Yanmeng Li, Yifan Zhao, Zeshi Song, Xiongxiong Lu, Hongwei Li, Chenghong Peng, Fan Bai, Baiyong Shen
In pancreatic cancer, pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma (PASC) containing both ductal adenocarcinoma and squamous carcinoma in the same tumour represents ∼4% of the total incidence. To date, the genomic features of this mixed tumour are still unknown. We analysed the genomes of 17 PASCs and 34 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs), and showed that PASC carried highly enriched TP53 mutations and 3p loss as compared with PDAC. We also showed that adenomatous and squamous components of PASC harboured comparable genomic alterations, suggesting that the two cellular components develop from the same progenitor cancer cells...
October 2017: Journal of Pathology
Bin Li, Lin Sun, Xiaona Wang, Jingyu Deng, Xuewei Ding, Xuejun Wang, Bin Ke, Li Zhang, Rupeng Zhang, Han Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of patients with primary gastric adenosquamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: A total of 5 562 patients with gastric neoplasm were admitted in Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital from January 2001 to January 2011. Among them 42 patients were diagnosed as primary gastric adenosquamous cell carcinoma, accounting for 0.76% of all the patients. The clinicopathological and follow-up data of these 42 patients with primary gastric adenosquamous cell carcinoma were retrospectively analyzed, and Cox proportional hazard model was used to analyze the prognostic factors of gastric adenocarcinoma squamous cell carcinoma...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Akinao Kaneta, Takao Tsuchiya, Takahiro Saito, Satoshi Otani, Fujio Ito, Junichi Miura
Pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma coexisting with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm(IPMN)is extremely rare. We report a rare case of pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma that developed after resection of intraductal papillary mucinous adenoma(IPMA). A 67-year-old man was suspected of having a pancreatic cystic lesion. MRCP demonstrated a cystic lesion measuring 25mm in the pancreatic tail, which had an enhanced nodule. We therefore diagnosed branch duct type IPMN of the pancreas. Although pancreatic juice cytology did not indicate malignancy, we performed laparoscope-assisted distal pancreatectomy...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Lei Jiang, Hongting Nie, Lei Zhu, Yan Xiu, Hongcheng Shi
A 69-year-old woman had gradually worsening abdominal discomfort over a year. A pancreatic mass was revealed by abdominal CT. The patient underwent FDG PET/CT for staging, which demonstrated the hypermetabolic pancreatic mass with multiple liver metastases. The lesion was pathologically confirmed as pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma after biopsy.
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Kunio Kataoka, Hiroshi Matsubara, Fumihiro Urano, Shozo Okamura, Matsuyoshi Maeda
A male patient aged over 60 years presented with abdominal pain. A solid lesion measuring 7cm was detected in the pancreatic body and tail, along with periaortic lymphadenopathy. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration suggested squamous cell carcinoma. Nab-paclitaxel+gemcitabine therapy was effective;however, tumor progression was noted after the completion of the fourth course, and the patient died from the primary cancer 7 months after the initial consultation. Autopsy led to a definitive diagnosis of adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Taneeru Sravya, Guttikonda Venkateswara Rao, Manchikatla Praveen Kumar, K Sudheerkanth
Adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) of the head and neck (H and N) is an aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). They are described as SCC subtype with high infiltrative capacity and also presents with dual histomorphology, having both squamous and glandular cell components. ASC of the H and N region is considered as a controversial tumor, as it is similar to salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma. It has been described in a variety of body sites, including uterine cervix, lung and pancreas. ASC rarely develops in the upper aerodigestive tract, particularly in the oral cavity...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Suguru Matsuzaka, Hidenori Karasaki, Yusuke Ono, Munehiko Ogata, Kensuke Oikawa, Susumu Tamakawa, Shin-Ichi Chiba, Miho Muraki, Tomoki Yokochi, Hiroshi Funakoshi, Toru Kono, Kazuo Nagashima, Yusuke Mizukami
Adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) is an uncommon variant of pancreatic neoplasm. We sought to trace the mode of tumor progression using specimens of ASC associated with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas. A resected specimen of the primary pancreatic ASC, developed in a 72-year-old man, was subjected to mutation profiling using amplicon-targeted sequencing and digital polymerase chain reaction. DNA was isolated from each histological compartment including noninvasive IPMN, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and adenocarcinoma (AC)...
July 2016: Pancreas
Fumihito Toshima, Dai Inoue, Kotaro Yoshida, Norihide Yoneda, Tetsuya Minami, Satoshi Kobayashi, Hiroko Ikdeda, Osamu Matsui, Toshifumi Gabata
PURPOSE: To reveal the CT and MR imaging features of adenosquamous carcinoma of pancreas (ASqC) in eight patients. METHODS: This study was approved by our institutional review board. Eight patients with ASqC were included in this study. Radiologic and pathologic findings were reviewed in each lesion. Additionally, radiologic imaging findings were compared between ASqC and controlled adenocarcinoma groups. RESULTS: Significant differences between ASqC and adenocarcinoma groups were noted in lesion shape, enhancement pattern on dynamic CT images, the presence or absence of necrosis, and tumor thrombus in the portal vein (PV) system...
March 2016: Abdominal Radiology
S Aydin, T Kuloglu, M R Ozercan, S Albayrak, S Aydin, U Bakal, M Yilmaz, M Kalayci, M Yardim, M Sarac, A Kazez, H Kocdor, B Kanat, İ H Ozercan, M Gonen, M Bilgen, F Balgetir
Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Some studies have shown that high heat kills cancer cells. Irisin is a protein involved in heat production by converting white into brown adipose tissue, but there is no information about how its expression changes in cancerous tissues. We used irisin antibody immunohistochemistry to investigate changes in irisin expression in gastrointestinal cancers compared to normal tissues. Irisin was found in human brain neuroglial cells, esophageal epithelial cells, esophageal epidermoid carcinoma, esophageal adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine esophageal carcinoma, gastric glands, gastric adenosquamous carcinoma, gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma, gastric signet ring cell carcinoma, neutrophils in vascular tissues, intestinal glands of colon, colon adenocarcinoma, mucinous colon adenocarcinoma, hepatocytes, hepatocellular carcinoma, islets of Langerhans, exocrine pancreas, acinar cells and interlobular and interlobular ducts of normal pancreas, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and intra- and interlobular ducts of cancerous pancreatic tissue...
2016: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
K Sahora, S Crippa, G Zamboni, C Ferrone, A L Warshaw, K Lillemoe, M Mino-Kenudson, M Falconi, C Fernandez-del Castillo
BACKGROUND: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) have been reported to be associated with concurrent, distinct pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (con-PDAC) in about 8% (range, 4-10%) of resected branch duct (BD) lesions. In addition, other pancreatic and ampullary tumors are occasionally diagnosed with IPMN in patients undergoing pancreatic surgery. The objective of this study is to describe the prevalence, clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of IPMN with concurrent pancreatic and ampullary neoplasms, especially con-PDAC...
February 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Erkut Borazanci, Sherri Z Millis, Ron Korn, Haiyong Han, Clifford J Whatcott, Zoran Gatalica, Michael T Barrett, Derek Cridebring, Daniel D Von Hoff
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas (ASCP) is a rare entity. Like adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, overall survival is poor. Characteristics of ASCP include central tumor necrosis, along with osteoclasts and hypercalcemia. Various theories exist as to why this histological subtype exists, as normal pancreas tissue has no benign squamous epithelium. Due to the rarity of this disease, limited molecular analysis has been performed, and those reports indicate unique molecular features of ASCP. In this paper, we characterize 23 patients diagnosed with ASCP through molecular profiling using immunohistochemistry staining, fluorescent in situ hybridization, chromogenic in situ hybridization, and gene sequencing, Additionally, we provide a comprehensive literature review of what is known to date of ASCP...
September 15, 2015: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Amir Kashani, Melissa Kahn, Laith H Jamil
Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the pancreas is a particularly rare entity. Diagnosis of this tumor is tentatively made after ruling out metastatic SCC from another primary site and adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) of the pancreas. Here we discuss the case of a 76-year-old woman who was found to have a solitary pancreatic lesion and multiple hepatic lesions. Results of computed tomography-guided biopsy of the liver lesions were consistent with a metastatic carcinoma displaying squamous differentiation; therefore, an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided core-needle biopsy (CNB) of the pancreatic mass was performed...
February 2015: Gastroenterology Report
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