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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530210/-role-of-the-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-in-pancreatic-inflammatory-disorders
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EDITORIAL
Krzysztof Dąbkowski, Anna Łabędź-Masłowska, Ewa Zuba-Surma, Teresa Starzyńska
Various independent studies indicate involvement of different populations of bone marrow-derived stem cells in the process of tissue regeneration. In inflammatory disorders bone marrow stem cells are mobilized into peripherial blood and further to different organs, where they take part in tissue regeneration. Experimental studies have shown that bone marrow stem cells play a pivotal role in regeneration of endo and egzocrine pancreas and have a role in pathogenesis of pancreatitis, diabetes and pancreatic neoplasms...
April 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529742/intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-accompanied-by-invasive-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Li Niu, Zhigao Xu, Huan Liu, Hong Cao, Guifang Yang
Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasms (ITPNs) are rare pancreatic neoplasms accounting for ~0.4% of pancreatic tumors. However, their clinicopathological characteristics have not been clearly determined and the number of available clinical studies on this type of tumor is limited at present. Due to the rare incidence of ITPN, diagnosis is often delayed. We herein present a unique case of a 38-year-old man who was diagnosed with ITPN accompanied with invasive carcinoma of the pancreas and underwent total pancreatectomy...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529699/evolution-immunity-and-the-emergence-of-brain-superautoantigens
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Serge Nataf
While some autoimmune disorders remain extremely rare, others largely predominate the epidemiology of human autoimmunity. Notably, these include psoriasis, diabetes, vitiligo, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Thus, despite the quasi-infinite number of "self" antigens that could theoretically trigger autoimmune responses, only a limited set of antigens, referred here as superautoantigens, induce pathogenic adaptive responses. Several lines of evidence reviewed in this paper indicate that, irrespective of the targeted organ (e...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525424/metastatic-melanoma-with-papillary-features-a-mimic-and-possible-diagnostic-pitfall
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Alberto Valero-Torres, Victor G Prieto, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Michael T Tetzlaff, Jonathan L Curry, Doina Ivan, Phyu P Aung
Papillary and pseudopapillary features are histopathologic findings typically associated with carcinomas (thyroid, pancreas, breast, prostate, bladder, kidney, or ovary) or mesothelioma. Melanoma is typically composed of nested and variably pigmented atypical cells. Here, we report a case of in-transit metastasis of melanoma presenting with prominent papillary features, and we discuss the differential diagnoses of neoplasms with papillary features. This case report suggests that the spectrum of neoplasms with papillary features should be expanded to include melanoma, a pattern that, to the best of our knowledge, is uncommon...
June 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523328/duodenal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-pancreatic-head-mass-a-case-report
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DănuŢ Vasile, George Iancu, Raluca Claudia Iancu, George Simion, Radu Constantin Ciuluvică
Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are uncommon. Tumors arising from the first and the second part of the duodenum (DI and DII, respectively) can be wrongly diagnosed as pancreatic mass. We present a case of a 59-year-old woman who came with abdominal pain and severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding (hemoglobin 3.5 g÷dL). A solid, heterogeneously enhancing neoplasm in the head of the pancreas was revealed preoperatively by an abdominal computed tomography scan. A diagnosis of GIST was suggested...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510792/a-systematic-review-of-proinsulin-secreting-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Timothy D Murtha, Beatrice C Lupsa, Sachin Majumdar, Dhanpat Jain, Ronald R Salem
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are a heterogeneous group of islet cell-derived neoplasms with a propensity toward hormone production. Among PNETs, proinsulin-secreting tumors (proinsulinomas) are exceedingly rare. The objective of this study is to collect and summarize the existing literature to provide a comprehensive evaluation of this uncommon disease. METHODS: A systematic review was performed to characterize the clinicopathologic features of proinsulinoma...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502930/branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-involving-type-1-localized-autoimmune-pancreatitis-with-normal-serum-igg4-levels-successfully-diagnosed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-and-treated-without-pancreatic
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Shinsuke Koshita, Yutaka Noda, Kei Ito, Yoshihide Kanno, Takahisa Ogawa, Kaori Masu, Yoshiharu Masaki, Hiroaki Kusunose, Toshitaka Sakai, Toji Murabayashi, Sho Hasegawa, Fumisato Kozakai, Jun Horaguchi, Takashi Sawai
We herein report a 68-year-old man with branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (BD-IPMNs) involving type 1 localized autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) with normal serum IgG4 levels. Although he was referred to our medical center due to suspicion of pancreatic cancer concomitant with BD-IPMNs, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) revealed a mass suspected of being pancreatic cancer to be type 1 AIP. Steroid administration notably reduced the mass. Although the clinical diagnosis of pancreatic masses in patients with IPMN can be occasionally challenging, performing a pathological examination by EUS-FNA may prevent unnecessary pancreatic surgery in cases of possible AIP...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498280/immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-origins-of-metastatic-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-to-the-liver
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Zhaohai Yang, David S Klimstra, Ralph H Hruban, Laura H Tang
Metastatic neoplasms of unknown primary site pose a major challenge to patient management. As targeted therapies are now being tailored to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of different primary sites, identifying the origin of metastatic NETs has become increasingly important. Compared with more extensive efforts on metastatic adenocarcinomas of unknown primary, the literature on metastatic NETs (often to the liver) is relatively sparse and most studies are based on primary tumors. We sought to study metastatic well-differentiated NETs to the liver to identify markers that predict the site of origin...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495434/patterns-of-recurrence-and-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-who-underwent-pancreatectomy-for-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-with-high-grade-dysplasia-implications-for-surveillance-and-future-management-guidelines
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Aaron U Blackham, Matthew P Doepker, Barbara A Centeno, Gregory Springett, Jose M Pimiento, Mokenge Malafa, Pamela J Hodul
BACKGROUND: While intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) are thought to represent non-invasive, high-risk lesions, its natural history following resection is unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review of HGD-IPMN patients (1999-2015) was performed. Recurrence patterns and clinical outcomes following pancreatectomy were analyzed and the indications for surgery were explored based on current guidelines. RESULTS: HGD was diagnosed in 100 of 314 patients (32%) following pancreatectomy for IPMN...
May 8, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489840/-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-a-solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-in-children
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Carolina Paz Soldán Mesta, José De Vinatea, Fernando Revoredo Rego, Gustavo Reaño, Luis Villanueva, Fritz Kometter, Jorge Tang, Mónica Uribe, Victor Casquero Montes, Carlos Paz Soldán Oblitas, José Arenas
The solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPT) is a rare neoplasm with low malignant potential in children. We report the case of a 9 years old child with a SPT localized in the pancreatic head. She underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with favorable evolution. The PD in high-volume centers is safe in both adults and children.
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489126/solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Carlos Anselmo Lima, Angela Silva, Carlos Alves, Antonio Alves, Sonia Lima, Elisanio Cardoso, Erika Brito, Matheus Macedo-Lima, Divaldo Lyra, Pollyanna Lyra, Marcia Macedo Lima
Introduction: Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPTP) is a rare neoplasm of low malignant potential with uncertain behavior, diagnosed mainly in young women. Method: Our report comprises a series of cases of SPTP reviewed retrospectively, highlighting clinical, tomographic and immunohistochemical features, treatment performed and outcomes. Results: Thirteen patients were found to have pancreatic [solid] masses on computed tomography scan measuring a mean diameter of 8...
March 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487308/pancreatic-metastasis-from-an-osseous-solitary-fibrous-tumour
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Jennifer Sue Colvin, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Michael Cruise, Andrei Purysko
A 73-year-old man presented with a right-sided chest wall mass that showed an epitheloid neoplasm with mild cytologic atypia on core needle biopsy. He underwent surgical resection, and final pathology revealed solitary fibrous tumour/hemangiopericytoma with negative margins. Three years after surgical resection, the patient presented with fatigue, abdominal pain, weight loss and mildly elevated liver function tests. Further workup revealed a 1.2 cm hypervascular mass in the neck of the pancreas. This case report summarises the surgical treatment and outcomes for a patient who presented with this rare tumour...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475818/kocher-maneuver-to-facilitate-cytoreduction-within-the-foramen-of-winslow
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Sung-Sik Han, Paul H Sugarbaker
A potential site for incomplete cytoreduction in patients with peritoneal metastases is the foramen of Winslow, especially the posterior aspect of the hepatoduodenal ligament. The Kocher maneuver can be used to rotate the duodenum, head of pancreas, and portal structures 180°. In so doing, the foramen of Winslow is clearly exposed for peritonectomy. Residual tumor at this site is a prominent cause of unnecessary treatment failure in the management of patients with mucinous appendiceal neoplasms.
May 5, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464920/collision-of-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Simone Serafini, Gianfranco Da Dalt, Gioia Pozza, Stella Blandamura, Michele Valmasoni, Stefano Merigliano, Cosimo Sperti
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous occurrence of exocrine and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas is very infrequent. We report a patient with an endocrine tumor in the pancreatic-duodenal area and extensive exocrine carcinoma involving the whole pancreas. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old woman was hospitalized in May 2016 for epigastric pain and weight loss. Her past medical history revealed an undefined main pancreatic duct dilation that was subsequently confirmed at CT scan (23 mm) and endoscopic ultrasound...
May 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463669/pancreatic-cystic-lesions-diagnostic-management-and-indications-for-operation-part-i
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Ferdinand Bauer
We notice an increasing frequency in the detection and evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) over the last three decades. They show awide spectrum of imaging and clinical features. The diagnosis and discrimination of these lesions are very important because of the risk for concurrent or later development of malignancy. The main reason is the increased awareness of these lesions and the extensive use of cross-sectional imaging, an always improving technique (1). Commonly, PCLs are diagnosed incidentally during investigation for often unrelated and nonspecific abdominal complaints using state-of-the art abdominal imaging (CT, MRT)...
March 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459079/pancreatic-fungal-ball-presenting-as-pseudomass
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Naomi Chou, Rebecca Burbridge, Sarah Karram
Fungal infections of the pancreas have been shown to occur most commonly in the setting of necrotizing pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, or pancreatic abscesses. Pancreatic fungal infections are rare without these predisposing factors, and may present similarly to pancreatic neoplasm. We report the case of a 48-year-old man who presented with epigastric abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss, with a potential mass in the head of the pancreas. The mass was resected via the Whipple procedure and was found to be a fungal collection with inflammatory cells and no malignancy...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458856/solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-in-an-ectopic-pancreas-an-unusual-presentation
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Sudeep Khaniya, Vikal Chandra Shakya, Rabin Koirala
Pancreatic solid pseudopapillary tumor is a rare neoplasm. Very rarely, it may arise from an ectopic site. Solid pseudopapillary tumor occurring in the root of mesentery has not been described in the literature. This report summarizes a case of an adult male having the tumor arising from the mesenteric root. He underwent complete resection of the tumor followed by six cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy and remains asymptomatic till date.
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454406/carcinoid-syndrome-from-a-carcinoid-tumor-of-the-pancreas-without-liver-metastases-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nikolaos Zavras, Demetrios Schizas, Nikolaos Machairas, Vasileia Damaskou, Nikolaos Economopoulos, Anastasios Machairas
A carcinoid tumor of the pancreas (CTP) is a rare pancreatic neoplasm, and usually presents with carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS consists of the classic symptom triad of cutaneous flushing, diarrhea and valvular disease, and occurs in the majority of patients with liver metastases. In the present study, the patient presented with symptoms of CS. A diagnosis of CTP with CS was suspected due to high levels of urine 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid, and this was confirmed by a fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Computed tomography showed extended lymphadenopathy, but no liver metastases...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454229/somatostatin-receptor-expression-indicates-improved-prognosis-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-and-octreotide-long-acting-release-is-effective-and-safe-in-chinese-patients-with-advanced-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Yuhong Wang, Wei Wang, Kaizhou Jin, Cheng Fang, Yuan Lin, Ling Xue, Shiting Feng, Zhiwei Zhou, Chenghao Shao, Minhu Chen, Xianjun Yu, Jie Chen
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN) is known to overexpress somatostatin receptors (SSTRs), most commonly SSTR2 and SSTR5. The expression of SSTRs on tumor cells forms the basis for somatostatin analog treatment of patients with NEN. The present study detected the expression of SSTR2 and SSTR5 in GEP-NEN and investigated the efficacy and safety of octreotide long-acting release (LAR) in the treatment of advanced gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) in China. The present study reported that functionality of the pancreas, G1 and G2 grading, NET classification and Tumor-Node-Metastasis stages I and II were associated with higher SSTR2 positive expression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446039/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-epidemiology-risk-factors-diagnosis-and-management
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Linus Aronsson, Roland Andersson, Daniel Ansari
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is one of the most common cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. It is a heterogeneous disease and can be divided into ductal types and morphological subtypes. The incidence of IPMN is increasing, likely due to the widespread use of cross-sectional imaging and a growing elderly population. IPMN poses an increasing demand on the health care system. Current guidelines provide indications for surgery and recommendations for surveillance, but management of IPMN is still challenging in routine clinical practice...
April 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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