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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733518/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-assisted-by-three-dimensional-visualization-operative-treatment-planning-system-and-percutaneous-transhepatic-cholangial-drainage-with-intraductal-chilled-saline-perfusion-for-larger-hepatic-hilum-hepatoce
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Xin Li, Jie Yu, Ping Liang, Xiaoling Yu, Zhigang Cheng, Zhiyu Han, Shaobo Duan, Jiasheng Zheng
To assess the clinical efficiency of ultrasound-guided percutaneous microwave ablation (US-PMWA) assisted by three-dimensional (3D) visualization operative treatment planning system and percutaneous transhepatic cholangial drainage with intraductal chilled saline perfusion (PTCD-ICSP) for larger hepatic hilum hepatocellular carcinoma (HH-HCC) (D ≥ 3 cm). The combination therapy was performed in 14 patients from Sep 2011 to May 2017. The major outcomes for assessment were biliary duct complications, local tumor recurrence, distant recurrence and overall survival rates...
July 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732391/a-new-intraductal-radiofrequency-ablation-device-for-inoperable-biliopancreatic-tumors-complicated-by-obstructive-jaundice-the-ignite-1-study
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Wim Laleman, Schalk van der Merwe, Len Verbeke, Dirk Vanbeckevoort, Raymond Aerts, Hans Prenen, Eric Van Cutsem, Chris Verslype
Background and study aims Biliary stenting of unresectable malignant bile duct obstruction is generally accepted as the standard of care but it can be hampered by tumor ingrowth and stent dysfunction. We aimed to test the feasibility, safety, and biliary patency rate of a new endoscopically applied intraductal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) device. Patients and methods Eighteen patients with inoperable malignant biliary obstruction underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-directed RFA and stenting...
July 21, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731820/uncommon-neoplasms-of-the-biliary-tract-radiological-findings
#3
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Salvatore Filice, Antonio Avallone, Mauro Piccirillo, Maddalena Leongito, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
OBJECTIVES: To report our cancer center experience in the biliary tumors incidence other than cholangiocellular-carcinoma (CCC), emphasizing the radiological features. METHODS: 197 patients with biliary disease undergoing Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI were reviewed. Four radiologists evaluated retrospectively size, structure, anatomical site, and signal intensity of lesions on MRI. Enhancement-pattern during the arterial-, portal-, and late-phase on US, CT and MR study was assessed as well as the enhancement pattern during the hepatobiliary-phase on MRI...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730246/spontaneous-cholecystocutaneous-fistula-as-a-primary-manifestation-of-gallbladder-adenocarcinoma-associated-with-gallbladder-lithiasis-case-report
#4
Bogdan Vasile Micu, Octavian Aurel Andercou, Carmen Maria Micu, Valentin Militaru, IonuŢ Isaia Jeican, Cătălina Ileana Bungărdean, Stelian ŞtefăniŢă Mogoantă, Dan Radu Miclăuş, Tudor Radu Pop
Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula (SCF) is a rare complication of neglected calculous biliary disease and also an extremely rare complication of gallbladder neoplasm. This pathology has become even rarer because of prompt diagnosis and expedient surgical intervention for gallstones. So far, there is one published report of a SCF due to gallbladder adenocarcinoma. We present the case of a woman aged 87 years, admitted to the Vth Department of Surgery, Clinical Municipal Hospital of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) for a tumoral mass located in the epigastrium...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721561/enbd-is-associated-with-decreased-tumor-dissemination-compared-to-ptbd-in-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#5
Ryota Higuchi, Takehisa Yazawa, Shuichiro Uemura, Wataru Izumo, Rohan Jagat Chaudhary, Toru Furukawa, Masakazu Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the risk of tumor dissemination when percutaneous biliary drainage is used before surgical resection of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC). We aimed to compare the incidence of tumor dissemination after preoperative endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) with that after percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) for PHC. METHODS: Data from 208 consecutive patients who underwent PHC resection between 2000 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708232/primary-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-with-a-good-response-to-chemotherapy-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Milan Radojkovic, Dragana Ilic, Ivan Ilic
PURPOSE: Although pancreatic cancer is a common malignancy, signet ring cell carcinoma of the pancreas is a very rare histologic type with only 6 cases reported so far. We present a patient with primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the pancreas and a good response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old woman presented at a regional hospital with a 2-week history of painless progressive jaundice. Abdominal computed tomography showed a tumor in the head of the pancreas, 4...
July 5, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702779/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-fallopian-tube-metastases-from-primary-endometrial-cervical-and-nongynecological-malignancies-a-single-institutional-experience
#7
Kiyong Na, Hyun-Soo Kim
This study was aimed at investigating the clinicopathological characteristics of tubal metastases originating from primary endometrial, cervical, and nongynecological malignancies. We performed a 4-year retrospective study in which fallopian tube tissues obtained from 60 patients with tubal metastases were examined. In addition, we compared the number of tubal metastasis cases detected during periods of representative or whole tubal sampling. Twenty-three and 37 tubal metastases were found in cases examined after representative and whole tubal sampling techniques, respectively...
July 13, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701219/excellent-local-control-and-tolerance-profile-after-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Eleni Gkika, Michael Schultheiss, Dominik Bettinger, Lars Maruschke, Hannes Philipp Neeff, Michaela Schulenburg, Sonja Adebahr, Simon Kirste, Ursula Nestle, Robert Thimme, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Thomas Baptist Brunner
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with large HCCs (median diameter 7 cm, IQR 5-10 cm) with a Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score A (60%) or B (40%) and Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification stage B or C were treated with 3 to 12 fractions to allow personalized treatment according to the size of the lesions and the proximity of the lesions to the organs at risk aiming to give high biologically equivalent doses assuming an α/β ratio of 10 Gy for HCC...
July 12, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695669/risk-estimation-for-biliary-tract-cancer-development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-score
#9
Nora Schweitzer, Mareike Fischer, Martha M Kirstein, Sarah Berhane, Martina Kottas, Marianne Sinn, Maria A Gonzalez-Carmona, Zeynep Balta, Tobias J Weismüller, Christian P Strassburg, Tanja Reineke-Plaaß, Hüseyin Bektas, Michael P Manns, Philip Johnson, Arndt Weinmann, Arndt Vogel
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Biliary tract cancer is a rare tumor entity characterized by a poor prognosis. We aimed to identify prognostic factors and create a prognostic score to estimate survival. METHODS: Clinical data of the training set, consisting of 569 patients treated from 2000 to 2010 at Hannover Medical School, were analyzed. A prognostic model defining 3 prognostic risk groups was derived from Cox regression analyses. The score was applied and validated in an independent cohort of 557 patients from four different German centers...
July 11, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693246/genetic-alterations-in-japanese-extrahepatic-biliary-tract-cancer
#10
Rei Noguchi, Kiyoshi Yamaguchi, Tsuneo Ikenoue, Yumi Terakado, Yasunori Ohta, Naohide Yamashita, Osamu Kainuma, Sana Yokoi, Yoshiaki Maru, Hiroki Nagase, Yoichi Furukawa
Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is one of the most devastating types of malignant neoplasms worldwide. However, the mechanisms underlying the development and progression of BTC remain unresolved. BTC includes extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma (EBDC), gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) and ampulla of Vater carcinoma (AVC), named according to the location of the tumor. Although genetic alterations of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma have been investigated, those of EBDC, GBC and AVC have not yet been fully understood. The present study analyzed somatic mutations of 50 cancer-associated genes in 27 Japanese BTC cells, including: 11 EBDC, 14 GBC and 2 AVC...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692048/increased-expression-of-programmed-cell-death-protein-1-on-nk-cells-inhibits-nk-cell-mediated-anti-tumor-function-and-indicates-poor-prognosis-in-digestive-cancers
#11
Y Liu, Y Cheng, Y Xu, Z Wang, X Du, C Li, J Peng, L Gao, X Liang, C Ma
Abnormal expression of activating/inhibitory receptors leads to natural killer (NK) cells dysfunction in tumor. Here we show that programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), a well-known immune checkpoint of T cells, is highly expressed on peripheral and tumor-infiltrating NK cells from patients with digestive cancers including esophageal, liver, colorectal, gastric and biliary cancer. The increased PD-1 expression on NK cells indicates poorer survival in esophageal and liver cancers. Blocking PD-1/PD-L1 signaling markedly enhances cytokines production and degranulation and suppresses apoptosis of NK cells in vitro...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686650/histopathological-findings-in-colorectal-liver-metastases-after-electrochemotherapy
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Gorana Gasljevic, Ibrahim Edhemovic, Maja Cemazar, Erik Brecelj, Eldar M Gadzijev, Maja M Music, Gregor Sersa
Electrochemotherapy of colorectal liver metastases has been proven to be feasible, safe and effective in a phase I/II study. In that study, a specific group of patients underwent two-stage operation, and the detailed histopathological evaluation of the resected tumors is presented here. Regressive changes in electrochemotherapy-treated liver metastases were evaluated after the second operation (in 8-10 weeks) in 7 patients and 13 metastases when the treated metastases were resected. Macroscopic and microscopic changes were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684194/adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-resected-biliary-tract-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Michele Ghidini, Gianluca Tomasello, Andrea Botticelli, Sandro Barni, Giampietro Zabbialini, Silvia Seghezzi, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Chiara Braconi, Fausto Petrelli
INTRODUCTION: The use of adjuvant treatment (AT) in resected biliary tract cancers (BTC) is still controversial. No efficacy comparison has been performed between chemotherapy (CT) and chemoradiotherapy (CTRT). A systematic review of the available evidence regarding adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) in resected BTC was performed. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, SCOPUS and The Cochrane Library databases were searched for relevant articles published. Only studies including at least 50 patients affected by tumors of gallbladder, intrahepatic, perihilar, and distal bile ducts were considered...
July 3, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675369/good-to-know-the-alpps-procedure-embracing-a-new-technique
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George-Andrei Popescu, Sorin Tiberiu Alexandrescu, Razvan Tudor Grigorie, Luminiţa Stoica, Cristian Alexandru Apavaloaie, Doina Hrehoreţ
BACKGROUND: Hepatic resection is the only potentially curative treatment for primary liver tumors and hepatic metastases. The most frightening postoperative complication of extensive hepatectomies is liver failure due to insufficient future liver remnant (FLR). The ALPPS technique (Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein Ligation for Staged hepatectomy) effectively increased the resectability of otherwise inoperable liver tumors (primary or secondary malignant liver tumor) by achieving a rapid and an effective hypertrophy of the FLR, which lowers postoperative liver failure risk...
May 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671339/role-of-erbb-her-family-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-cholangiocyte-biology
#15
REVIEW
Anna Pellat, Javier Vaquero, Laura Fouassier
The ErbB/HER family comprises four distinct tyrosine kinase receptors, EGFR/ErbB1/HER1, ErbB2/HER2, ErbB3/HER3 and ErbB4/HER4, which trigger intracellular signals at the origin of essential cellular functions including differentiation, proliferation, survival and migration. Epithelial cells, named cholangiocytes, that line intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts, contribute substantially to biliary secretory functions and bile transport. Although ErbB receptors have been widely studied in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a malignancy of the biliary tract, knowledge of these receptors in biliary epithelium physiology and in non-malignant cholangiopathies is far from completed...
July 3, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670110/cryptotanshinone-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-through-the-jak2-stat3-and-pi3k-akt-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-in-cholangiocarcinoma-cells
#16
Fayong Ke, Zheng Wang, Xiaoling Song, Qiang Ma, Yunping Hu, Lin Jiang, Yijian Zhang, Yingbin Liu, Yong Zhang, Wei Gong
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is the most common biliary tract malignancy in the world with high resistance to current chemotherapies and extremely poor prognosis. The main objective of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effects of cryptotanshinone (CTS), a natural compound isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, on CCA both in vitro and in vivo and to explore the underlying mechanisms of CTS-induced apoptosis and cell cycle arrest. METHODS: The anti-tumor activity of CTS on HCCC-9810 and RBE cells was assessed by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and colony forming assays...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662515/trail-enhances-shikonin-induced-apoptosis-through-ros-jnk-signaling-in-cholangiocarcinoma-cells
#17
Guangyao Zhou, Zuqin Yang, Xiaodong Wang, Ran Tao, Yuanping Zhou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), arising from varying locations within the biliary tree, is the second most common primary liver malignancy worldwide. Shikonin, an active compound extracted from the Chinese herb Zicao, holds anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor activities. However, the effect of shikonin on human cholangiocarcinoma and detailed mechanisms of TRAIL enhancement remains to be elucidated. The purpose of the study was to investigate the protective functions of TRAIL enhancement for shikonin induced apoptosis in cholangiocarcinoma cells...
June 29, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646282/surgery-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#18
REVIEW
R Vera, L Díez, E Martín Pérez, J C Plaza, A Sanjuanbenito, A Carrato
Surgical resection is the only potentially curative option in the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Preoperative radiological imaging allows to rule out the presence of metastases. Three resectability categories are established based on the radiological findings depending on the degree of contact between the tumor and the blood vessels. Histological confirmation of malignancy is only required in cases of borderline or non-resectable tumors, prior to neoadjuvant treatment initiation. Diagnostic laparoscopy is recommended in the presence of large tumors of the body or tail and in borderline tumors to explore the possibility of resection and to apply treatment with curative intent, as well as in those cases with high level of biomarkers to rule out peritoneal involvement...
June 23, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638453/the-clinical-impact-of-c-met-over-expression-in-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-btc
#19
Mi Hwa Heo, Hee Kyung Kim, Hansang Lee, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Jeeyun Lee, Se Hoon Park, Joon Oh Park, Ho Yeong Lim, Won Ki Kang, Young Suk Park, Seung Tae Kim
Background: c-MET is a proto-oncogene that encodes the tyrosine kinase receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Activation of HGF-c-MET signaling involves cell invasiveness and evokes metastasis through direct involvement of tumor angiogenesis. However, the value of c-MET overexpression is still unknown in metastatic biliary tract cancer (BTC). Methods: We analyzed the incidence and clinicopathologic characteristics of c-MET overexpression in advanced BTC. Moreover, we investigated the value of c-MET overexpression in predicting response to gemicitabine plus cisplatin (GC), a first line standard regimen, and as a prognostic marker in metastatic BTC...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638176/gallbladder-carcinoma-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-clinical-outcomes-study-involving-22-343-patients-from-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-result-database-1973-2013
#20
Christine S M Lau, Aleksander Zywot, Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) is the most common malignancy of the biliary tract and the third most common gastrointestinal tract malignancy. This study examines a large cohort of GBC patients in the United States in an effort to define demographics, clinical, and pathologic features impacting clinical outcomes. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data on 22,343 GBC patients was abstracted from the SEER database (1973-2013). RESULTS: GBC was presented most often among Caucasian (63...
2017: HPB Surgery: a World Journal of Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery
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