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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906859/recent-advances-in-nuclear-medicine-in-endocrine-oncology
#1
Markus Luster, Andreas Pfestroff, Frederik A Verburg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose is to review recent advances concerning the role of nuclear medicine in endocrine oncology. RECENT FINDINGS: For I therapy of thyroid cancer a thyrotropin (TSH) more than 30 mU/l has for many years been deemed a condition sine qua non. However, new data show that patients with lower TSH levels at the time of ablation have the same rate of successful ablation as those with TSH more than 30 mU/l.I-124 combined integrated positron emission tomography and computed X-ray tomography was shown to be highly accurate in predicting findings on posttherapy radioiodine scanning and was shown to have a high prognostic power...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902955/extrahepatic-biliary-obstrution-secondary-to-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-common-hepatic-duct
#2
Faraz A Khan, Anastasia Stevens-Chase, Rahman Chaudhry, Asra Hashmi, David Edelman, Donald Weaver
INTRODUCTION: Primary neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the extrahepatic biliary tree are a rare entity with less than 100 reported cases in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here, we report a case of NET of the extrahepatic bile duct in a 64-year-old male patient presenting with painless jaundice, direct hyperbilirubinemia, and mildly elevated transaminases. Diagnostic workup with an ultrasound revealed dilation of the intrahepatic biliary ducts, without cholelithiasis or choledocholithiasis...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894508/intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-ipas-a-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Neal Bhutiani, Michael E Egger, Catherine A Doughtie, Elizabeth S Burkardt, Charles R Scoggins, Robert C G Martin, Kelly M McMasters
INTRODUCTION: Accessory spleens located within the pancreatic parenchyma (intrapancreatic accessory spleen, IPAS) pose a unique clinical challenge. In many cases, despite imaging and other diagnostic studies, malignancy cannot be excluded and patients are subjected to pancreatic resection. We review our experience with the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with IPAS to provide insight into improving pre-operative evaluation of these patients METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified seven patients who underwent surgical resection of an intrapancreatic spleen at University of Louisville Hospital between 2004 and 2015...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889037/pathology-of-anal-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Paulo M Hoff, Renata Coudry, Camila Motta Venchiarutti Moniz
Anal canal cancer is rather an uncommon disease but its incidence is increasing. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most frequent primary anal neoplasm and can encompass a variety of morphologies. HPV infection has a key role in precancerous lesions and cancer development by the production of E6 and E7 oncoproteins. Anal squamous precancerous lesions are now classified according to the same criteria and terminology as their cervical counterparts. The p16 expression by immunohistochemistry is a surrogate marker for human papilloma virus (HPV)...
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881473/clinicopathological-features-of-neoplasms-with-neuroendocrine-differentiation-occurring-in-the-liver
#5
Yoriko Nomura, Osamu Nakashima, Jun Akiba, Sachiko Ogasawara, Shogo Fukutomi, Rin Yamaguchi, Hironori Kusano, Masayoshi Kage, Koji Okuda, Hirohisa Yano
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We investigated the clinicopathological features of hepatic neuroendocrine tumours (NET) and neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC), which remain largely unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 1235 tumours from 1048 patients who had undergone curative hepatectomy for liver neoplasms at Kurume University Hospital. Pathological diagnoses were based on the 2010 WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System. We performed immunostaining for hepatocyte markers (eg, hepatocyte paraffin (HepPar)-1), neuroendocrine markers (eg, chromogranin A (CGA)) and the proliferation marker (Ki-67)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878790/additional-malignancies-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumours-analysis-of-the-swissnet-registry
#6
Attila Kollár, Annika Blank, Aurel Perren, Lukas Bütikofer, Christoph Stettler, Emanuel Christ
PRINCIPLES: Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are believed to be associated with an increased risk for additional malignancies (AMs). We aimed to (1) assess the occurrence of AM in NEN patients (2) investigate the characteristics and temporal relationship of NEN patients with and without AM. METHODS: The SwissNET registry has prospectively documented patients with NEN since 2008, covering the entire area of Switzerland. Clinical characteristics, functionality, location and histology of NEN as well as survival of all consecutive patients were retrieved...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875639/long-term-follow-up-of-small-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#7
Sirachat Vidhyarkorn, Surachate Siripongsakun, Jennifer Yu, James Sayre, Vatche M Agopian, Francisco Durazo, David S Lu
BACKGROUND: Incidental small pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) are often found on pre-operative imaging in patients undergoing orthotropic liver transplantation (OLT).While these are considered benign or of low malignant potential, the influence of immunosuppression after OLT may be of concern. The aim of this study was to observe the long term outcome of these small pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) in post OLT patients. METHODS: An institutional OLT database of 1,778 consecutive OLT patients from January 2000 to December 2010 was analyzed...
November 22, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873474/spectrum-of-gallbladder-malignancies-on-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-5-years-retrospective-single-institutional-study-with-emphasis-on-uncommon-variants
#8
Rajesh Kumar, Radhika Srinivasan, Nalini Gupta, Pranab Dey, Arvind Rajwanshi, Raje Nijhawan, Anupam Lal, Naveen Kalra
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is the standard modality for diagnosis of gallbladder malignant neoplasms. Adenocarcinoma is the most common malignancy; however, other types may also be encountered. The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of gallbladder malignancies diagnosed on FNAC in the last 5 years to document the cytomorphological spectrum and the variations thereof. METHODS: The records of the Department of Cytology, PGIMER were searched from July 2010 to June 2015 and all cases of gallbladder malignancies were analyzed in detail for cytomorphological characteristics...
November 22, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869179/interleukins-17-and-23-in-patients-with-gastric-neoplasms
#9
Wojciech Błogowski, Anna Madej-Michniewicz, Natalia Marczuk, Barbara Dołęgowska, Teresa Starzyńska
Recently there has been heightened interest in the potential significance of interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-23 in the development/progression of human malignancies. Here, we analyzed the systemic levels of these cytokines in 75 patients with different types of gastric neoplasms (carcinoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, neuroendocrine neoplasms, and lymphomas) and 42 healthy volunteers. We found that patients with all types of gastric neoplasms have significantly lower IL-23 levels. However, in comparison to the levels in healthy individuals, IL-17 concentrations were lower only in patients with types of gastric neoplasms other than carcinoma...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865287/surgical-management-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#10
REVIEW
Jason B Liu, Marshall S Baker
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are a rare, heterogeneous group of neoplasms infamous for their endocrinopathies. Up to 90% of PNETs, however, are nonfunctional and are frequently detected incidentally on axial imaging during the evaluation of vague abdominal symptoms. Surgery remains the mainstay of therapy for patients diagnosed with both functional and nonfunctional PNETs. However, the multifaceted nature of PNETs challenges treatment decision making. In general, resection is recommended for patients with acceptable perioperative risk and amenable lesions...
December 2016: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864816/giant-insulinoma-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-published-reports
#11
Kazumitsu Ueda, Tetsuro Taira, Hiroyuki Hakoda, Shoko Nakata, Shinya Okata, Takeshi Nagai, Shigeo Aoki, Hideyuki Mishima, Akihiko Sako, Tsunehiko Maruyama, Minoru Okumura
BACKGROUND: Larger insulinomas are reportedly more likely to be malignant; however, their biological behavior has not been clearly elucidated. We here report the characteristics and treatment of a giant insulinoma with local invasion and lymph node metastasis. We also review published reports concerning the clinical features of giant insulinomas and comparing their grading with that of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 71-year-old man was referred to our hospital for investigation of persistent hypoglycemia...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864124/cd133-expression-in-well-differentiated-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-potential-predictor-of-progressive-clinical-courses
#12
Yasuhiro Sakai, Seung-Mo Hong, Soyeon An, Joo Young Kim, Denis Corbeil, Jana Karbanová, Kyoko Otani, Kohei Fujikura, Ki-Byung Song, Song Cheol Kim, Masayuki Akita, Yoshihide Nanno, Hirochika Toyama, Takumi Fukumoto, Yonson Ku, Takanori Hirose, Tomoo Itoh, Yoh Zen
The present study aimed to elucidate whether the stemness molecule, CD133, is expressed in well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs; WHO grades 1 and 2) and establish its clinical relevance using two separate cohorts. In the first series (n=178) in which tissue microarrays were available, immunohistochemistry revealed that CD133 was expressed in 14 cases (8%). CD133+ PanNETs had higher TNM stages (P<.01), more frequent lymphovascular invasion (P=.01), and higher recurrence rates (P=...
November 15, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863160/primary-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-presentation-in-pap-test-slide-and-cervical-biopsy
#13
Guang Yang, Jeremy Deisch, Margaret Tavares, Qin Haixia, Camilla Cobb, Anwar S Raza
This case involved a 69-year-old female who presented with irritative urinary voiding. Imaging studies showed an 18-cm uterine mass centering on the cervix and extending into the bladder. The Pap test slide demonstrated necrotic background and degenerative changes in single and grouped atypical "small round blue cells" with high nuclear/cytoplasm ratio, scant cytoplasm, and hyperchromatic focally cleaved nuclei with occasional nuclear membrane "snout projections." Cervical biopsies showed similar findings. The tumor cells were positive for CD45, CD20, and PAX-5, and negative with epithelial, neuroendocrine, and muscle markers...
November 8, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861198/digital-subtraction-of-magnetic-resonance-images-improves-detection-and-characterization-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Riccardo De Robertis, Paolo Tinazzi Martini, Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Giovanni Butturini, Paolo Regi, Luca Landoni, Giampaolo Tortora, Paolo Pederzoli, Mirko D'Onofrio
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of digital image subtraction of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) images for detection and characterization of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNENs). METHODS: Magnetic resonance examinations of 50 histologically verified PanNENs were retrospectively evaluated by 2 radiologists; 50 ductal adenocarcinomas were included as a control group. Late arterial phase images and correspondent subtracted images were analyzed...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859270/impact-of-pancreatectomy-on-long-term-patient-reported-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-recurrence-free-survivors-of-pancreatic-and-periampullary-neoplasms
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Jordan M Cloyd, Hop S Tran Cao, Maria Q B Petzel, Jason W Denbo, Nathan H Parker, Graciela M Nogueras-González, Joseph S Liles, Michael P Kim, Jeffrey E Lee, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Thomas A Aloia, Jason B Fleming, Matthew H G Katz
BACKGROUND: Long term patient-reported symptoms and quality of life (QOL) are important outcome metrics following cancer operations, but have been poorly described in patients who have previously undergone pancreatectomy. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of recurrence-free survivors of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, periampullary carcinomas, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors who had undergone prior pancreatectomy. QOL and symptom burden were measured using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Hepatobiliary Questionnaire, and psychosocial distress was measured using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858925/-dermatomyositis-as-the-first-manifestation-of-small-cell-carcinoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Herman Ahumada Piña, Luis Fuentes Cabrera, Rodrigo Selamé Glena, Daniel García Oneto, Andrea Jiménez Aguilar, Claudia Durán Herrera, Jorge Ávila Pérez, Maximiliano Cortés Latorre
Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune inflammatory myopathy associated with dermatologic findings. Its association with neoplasms is widely reported and has been shown to be higher in lung cancer, particularly small-cell carcinoma, probably as it originates from neuroendocrine cell precursors, as well as breast and ovarian cancer. The low frequency of dermatomyositis makes it difficult to suspect the underlying lesions among the diagnostic possibilities of systemic diseases with cutaneous manifestations. Therefore, the high probability of a neoplasm should always be considered, with reports of up to 75% in the eastern population and about 40% in general...
November 15, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853048/does-combination-of-cold-and-hot-somatostatin-analogs-prolong-survival-of-patients-with-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#17
Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Agnieszka Stefanska, Pawel Chrapczynski, Malgorzata Trofimiuk-Müldner, Miroslaw Szura, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk
A number of detected neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) has been on the increase due to our awareness of the NENs risk and the development of different imaging techniques. Therapy of NENs involves surgery, chemotherapy, "cold" somatostatin analogs (SSA), peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) and kinase inhibitors in pancreatic NENs. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of SSA in combination with "hot" somatostatin analogs, and the survival rate of our patients with advanced NENs. Seventy nine patients with metastatic NEN and positive somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) were enrolled in the study...
November 17, 2016: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846844/a-rare-case-with-synchronous-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-and-uterine-leiomyoma
#18
Elena Arabadzhieva, Atanas Yonkov, Sasho Bonev, Dimitar Bulanov, Ivanka Taneva, Alexandrina Vlahova, Tihomir Dikov, Violeta Dimitrova
BACKGROUND: Although gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, they comprise less than 1% of all gastrointestinal tumors. Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the gastro-enteropancreatic system are also rare, representing about 2% of all gastrointestinal neoplasms. Pancreatic localization of NET is extremely uncommon-these tumors are only 1-5% of all pancreatic cancers. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an unusual case with triple tumor localization-a gastric tumor, a formation in the pancreas, which involves the retroperitoneal space, and a uterine leiomyoma...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846139/the-accessory-spleen-is-an-important-pitfall-of-68ga-dotanoc-pet-ct-in-the-workup-for-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm
#19
Vittoria Rufini, Frediano Inzani, Antonella Stefanelli, Paola Castaldi, Germano Perotti, Annarita Cinquino, Luca Indovina, Guido Rindi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the value and potential pitfalls of Ga-DOTANOC positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with suspected pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNEN). METHODS: Consecutive patients referred for Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT for suspected pNEN between May 1, 2011, and October 31, 2014, were retrospectively assessed. Scan data were compared with cytological/histological final diagnosis. Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm detection rate was determined on per-patient and per-lesion basis...
November 11, 2016: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834132/surgical-management-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-pediatric-age
#20
Claudio Spinelli, Leonardo Rossi, Silvia Strambi, Jessica Piscioneri, Rossella Elisei, Maura Massimino, Paolo Miccoli
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare, accounting for 5% of thyroid malignancies. It is a neuroendocrine tumor wich origins from thyroid parafollicular cells. It may be sporadic, mostly in adult patients, or inherited as autosomal dominant pattern, mostly in pediatric patients. As familial cancer, MTC may presented isolated as familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC) - 10% of cases - or, most often, as part of multiple endocrine neoplasm type 2 (MEN 2A or MEN 2B) syndromes - 90% of cases. The therapy for sporadic or hereditary MTC is surgical resection and consists in total thyroidectomy associated with central compartment lymph nodal dissection; the radicality of this intervention is fundamental to obtain a definitive cure...
November 11, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
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