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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335869/magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-with-grase-sequence-at-3-0t-does-it-improve-image-quality-and-acquisition-time-as-compared-with-3d-tse
#1
Morikatsu Yoshida, Takeshi Nakaura, Taihei Inoue, Shota Tanoue, Sentaro Takada, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Shota Tsumagari, Kazunori Harada, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVES: The current study evaluated the clinical usefulness of the gradient and spin-echo (GRASE) sequence with single breath-hold in 3.0 T magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). We compared the acquisition time and image quality between GRASE and breath navigator-triggered 3D turbo spin echo (3D TSE). METHODS: We examined 54 consecutive patients who underwent MRCP with GRASE and 3D TSE. We compared the image acquisition time and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) between the common bile duct (CBD) and liver...
January 15, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285861/biliary-versus-thyroid-like-a-tale-of-two-morphologies
#2
Sharon J Song, Kathleen Montone, Kristen Stashek, Rashmi Tondon
Pictured here is a portacaval lymph node biopsy from a 72-year-old man with an 11.9 cm liver mass and several enlarged surrounding lymph nodes. The node was involved by a tumor with two distinct morphologies-one area resembling a primary pancreaticobiliary tumor (Figure 1) and another mimicking a thyroid follicular carcinoma with microfollicles containing brightly eosinophilic, colloid-like secretions (Figure 2). Immunohistochemistry showed the neoplastic cells to stain strongly with CK7 and CK19, with patchy positivity for CK20...
December 28, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284759/portomesenteric-venous-stenting-for-palliation-of-ascites-and-variceal-bleeding-caused-by-prehepatic-portal-hypertension
#3
Rahul A Sheth, Sharjeel H Sabir, Philip Parmet, Roshon Amin, Joshua D Kuban, Steven Y Huang, Armeen Mahvash, David Fogelman, Milind Javle, Michael J Wallace
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate percutaneous transhepatic portal vein stenting (PVS) for palliation of refractory ascites and/or variceal bleeding caused by extrahepatic portomesenteric venous stenosis in patients with pancreaticobiliary cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-institution, retrospective review of patients who underwent PVS between January 2007 and July 2015 was performed. A total of 38 patients were identified, of whom 28 met the inclusion criterion of PVS performed primarily for refractory ascites or variceal bleeding...
December 28, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259073/phase-ii-study-of-panitumumab-in-ras-wild-type-metastatic-adenocarcinoma-of-small-bowel-or-ampulla-of-vater
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Pat Gulhati, Kanwal Raghav, Rachna Shroff, Gauri Varadhachary, Milind Javle, Wei Qiao, Huamin Wang, Jeffrey Morris, Robert Wolff, Michael J Overman
LESSONS LEARNED: Panitumumab has no clinical activity in metastatic RAS wild-type small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) and ampullary adenocarcinoma (AAC), possibly due to the foregut and midgut derivation of small bowel and ampulla.These results, along with findings from genomic characterization of SBA, suggest that SBA represents a unique intestinal malignancy and treatments should not be habitually extrapolated from colorectal cancer.Further studies evaluating the benefit of targeted therapies exclusively in SBA and AAC are warranted...
December 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251272/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-from-ascites-and-peritoneal-nodules-a-scoping-review
#5
REVIEW
Vishal Sharma, Surinder Singh Rana, Sobur Uddin Ahmed, Sonali Guleria, Ravi Sharma, Rajesh Gupta
The peritoneum is involved in many diseases such as primary malignancy (mesothelioma), infectious disease (tuberculosis), and disseminated malignancy (peritoneal carcinomatosis). The peritoneal disease may manifest as ascites and/or peritoneal masses or nodules. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), due to its ability to provide high-resolution images, has revolutionized the imaging and diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary diseases among other gastrointestinal conditions. EUS can not only help in imaging of various lesions close to the gastrointestinal lumen but also aspirate/biopsy them...
November 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233547/the-developing-spectrum-of-gastric-type-cervical-glandular-lesions
#6
REVIEW
Karen L Talia, W Glenn McCluggage
Adenocarcinoma of the cervix is less common than squamous cell carcinoma, although its relative prevalence is increasing. Oncogenic (high-risk) human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is implicated in the development of approximately 90% of all cervical adenocarcinomas. Of the remaining non-HPV associated tumours, the most frequent is gastric-type adenocarcinoma (GAS), which is recognised by the World Health Organization as a form of mucinous adenocarcinoma of the cervix. Minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA) of mucinous type (adenoma malignum) is considered an extremely well differentiated variant of GAS and is encompassed within the category of GAS...
December 9, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222962/east-meets-west-historical-investigation-of-non-operative-biliary-interventions
#7
EDITORIAL
Takao Itoi, Todd H Baron
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has become an established procedure not only for diagnosis using direct opacification, but also for various therapeutic interventions within the pancreaticobiliary system. This concept, "non-operative and intraluminal retrograde approach to the ampulla of Vater", which is the outlet for both the pancreatic duct and bile duct, was first described by radiologists Rabinov and Simon in 1965 [1]. They performed cannulation and injection of the ampulla of Vater by intubation using a new instrument through the mouth under television fluoroscopic control...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218317/agreement-between-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-and-endobiliary-brush-cytology-in-suspected-pancreaticobiliary-malignancies
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Matthew J Sullivan, Hope Kincaid, Shashin Shah, Hiral N Shah
Background and study aims:  For suspected pancreaticobiliary malignancies, endobiliary brush cytology during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) remains the diagnostic test of choice despite historically poor and variable sensitivity. This has led to increased use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) as an initial test. Recently, our institution began using a cytology brush that was designed specifically to collect a more substantial and higher-quality sample...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193477/outcomes-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-pancreatic-fnac-diagnosis-for-solid-and-cystic-lesions-at-manchester-royal-infirmary-based-upon-the-papanicolaou-society-of-cytopathology-pancreaticobiliary-terminology-classification-scheme
#9
P K Wright, D A Shelton, M R Holbrook, S A Thiryayi, N Narine, D Slater, D N Rana
OBJECTIVE: To compare endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-FNAC diagnosis of pancreatic lesions with patient outcome based upon the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology pancreaticobiliary terminology classification scheme diagnostic categories: Panc 1 (non-diagnostic); Panc 2 (negative for malignancy/neoplasia); Panc 3 (atypical); Panc 4B (neoplastic, benign); Panc 4O (neoplastic, other); Panc 5 (suspicious of malignancy); and Panc 6 (positive/malignant). METHODS: All EUS-FNA pancreas specimens taken at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2015 were prospectively classified according to the above scheme at the time of cytology reporting and data recorded prospectively...
November 29, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183426/choledochal-malformations-lessons-learnt-in-johannesburg
#10
A Grieve, D Harrison, C Westgarth-Taylor, J Loveland
BACKGROUND: Choledochal malformation (CM) is a well-described and relatively rare condition. CMs may present on antenatal ultrasound screening, through childhood and into adulthood. The aetiology is not well understood but the association with a pancreaticobiliary malunion predisposes to the development of CMs. OBJECTIVES: To review the experience of CMs in the Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg to improve our patient care for this population...
November 6, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170081/symptomatic-benign-distal-biliary-stricture-in-setting-of-anomalous-pancreaticobiliary-junction-treated-with-metal-biliary-and-temporary-plastic-pancreatic-stents
#11
Michael X Ma, Michael J Bourke
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November 20, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152477/robotic-transduodenal-excision-of-ampullary-tumour
#12
EDITORIAL
Francis C H Wong, Eric C H Lai, Daniel T M Chung, Chung Ngai Tang
Ampullary tumours are uncommon lesions with potential risk of malignancy. The management is excision by either endoscopic ampullectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy or transduodenal excision. Endoscopic ampullectomy offers a less invasive approach, whereas pancreaticoduodenectomy allows radical excision of the tumour. They both carry their own limitations. Transduodenal excision of ampullary tumour offers significantly lower risks with low recurrence rate, and can be offered for benign or early grade tumours. Limited cases of laparoscopic transduodenal excision of ampullary tumours were reported in the literature, probably due to the technical difficulties in performing the operation, especially during the reconstruction of the pancreaticobiliary ducts with the laparoscopic approach...
October 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143121/telomere-length-of-gallbladder-epithelium-is-shortened-in-patients-with-congenital-biliary-dilatation-measurement-by-quantitative-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization
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Yuto Aoki, Junko Aida, Youichi Kawano, Ken-Ichi Nakamura, Naotaka Izumiyama-Shimomura, Naoshi Ishikawa, Tomio Arai, Yoshiharu Nakamura, Nobuhiko Taniai, Eiji Uchida, Kaiyo Takubo, Toshiyuki Ishiwata
BACKGROUND: Congenital biliary dilatation (CBD) is a congenital malformation involving both dilatation of the extrahepatic bile duct and pancreaticobiliary maljunction. Persistent reflux of pancreatic juice injures the biliary tract mucosa, resulting in chronic inflammation and higher rates of carcinogenesis in the biliary tract, including the gallbladder. Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences located at the ends of chromosomes. Chromosomal instability due to telomere dysfunction plays an important role in the carcinogenesis of many organs...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129525/multicenter-evaluation-of-the-clinical-utility-of-laparoscopy-assisted-ercp-in-patients-with-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#14
Ali M Abbas, Andrew T Strong, David L Diehl, Brian C Brauer, Iris H Lee, Rebecca Burbridge, Jaroslav Zivny, Jennifer T Higa, Marcelo Falcão, Ihab I El Hajj, Paul Tarnasky, Brintha K Enestvedt, Alexander R Ende, Adarsh M Thaker, Rishi Pawa, Priya Jamidar, Kartik Sampath, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura, Richard S Kwon, Alejandro L Suarez, Murad Aburajab, Andrew Y Wang, Mohammad H Shakhatreh, Vivek Kaul, Lorna Kang, Thomas E Kowalski, Rahul Pannala, Jeffrey Tokar, A Aziz Aadam, Demetrios Tzimas, Mihir S Wagh, Peter V Draganov, M D The LA-Ercp Research Group Jeffrey Ponsky, Bruce D Greenwald, Lance T Uradomo, Alyson A McGhan, Shahrad Hakimian, Andrew Ross, Stuart Sherman, Benjamin L Bick, Christopher E Forsmark, Dennis Yang, Anand Gupte, Shailendra Chauhan, Steven J Hughes, Karen Saks, Gennadiy Bakis, Adam W Templeton, Michael Saunders, Alireza Sedarat, John A Evans, Thiruvengadam Muniraj, Timothy B Gardner, Almino C Ramos, Marco Aurelio Santo, Andrew Nett, Gregory A Coté, B Joseph Elmunzer, Kulwinder S Dua, Michael J Nosler, Daniel S Strand, Paul Yeaton, Shivangi Kothari, Asad Ullah, Pushpak Taunk, Patrick Brady, Haim Pinkas, Ashley L Faulx, Haroon Shahid, Jordan Holmes, Davinderbir Pannu, Srinadh Komanduri, Juan Carlos Bucobo, Harry Dhaliwal, Alaa Rostom, Brent W Acker
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The obesity epidemic has led to increased use of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). These patients have an increased incidence of pancreaticobiliary diseases yet standard ERCP is not possible due to surgically altered gastroduodenal anatomy. Laparoscopic-ERCP (LA-ERCP) has been proposed as an option but supporting data are derived from single center small case-series. Therefore, we conducted a large multicenter study to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and outcomes of LA-ERCP...
November 9, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107445/-apple-far-from-the-tree-comparative-effectiveness-of-fiberoptic-single-operator-cholangiopancreatoscopy-fsocp-and-digital-socp-dsocp
#15
Meir Mizrahi, Tawfik Khoury, Yan Wang, Jonah Cohen, Jennifer Sheridan, Ram Chuttani, Tyler M Berzin, Mandeep S Sawhney, Douglas K Pleskow
BACKGROUND: While the fiberoptic single-operator cholangiopancreatoscopy (FSOCP) system has demonstrated efficacy in the diagnosis and management of pancreaticobiliary diseases, the digital SOCP (DSOCP) appears to provide higher resolution digital imaging, however a comparison of these devices has not been established. The aim of this work was to compare the efficacy of FSOCP and DSOCP in biliary stone disease and indeterminate biliary strictures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort was performed in patients undergoing FSOCP or DSOCP demographics included indication, diagnostic yield, procedure time, radiation dose, and complications...
October 26, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103773/kras-mutation-and-immunohistochemical-profile-in-intraductal-papillary-neoplasm-of-the-intrahepatic-bile-ducts
#16
Zhi-Hong Xian, Chun Qin, Wen-Ming Cong
Intraductal papillary neoplasm of bile duct (IPNB) is characterized by a spectrum of diseases ranging from low-grade intraepithelial neoplasia to invasive carcinoma. In the present study, we aimed to investigate immunophenotypic features and KRAS mutations in relation to pathological subtypes and grades in Chinese patients with IPNBs. A total of 46 patients with IPNBs and 11 invasive adenocarcinomas arising in IPNBs (invasive IPNBs) were enrolled and clinicopathological data were analyzed. It was found that CK7 was expressed in 42 of the 46 neoplastic lesions...
October 18, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098452/synchronous-primary-gallbladder-and-pancreatic-cancer-associated-with-congenital-biliary-dilatation-and-pancreaticobiliary-maljunction
#17
Haruki Mori, Hiroya Iida, Hiromitsu Maehira, Naomi Kitamura, Tomoharu Shimizu, Masaji Tani
INTRODUCTION: Synchronous double cancer of the gallbladder and pancreas that is associated with congenital biliary dilatation (CBD) and pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is extremely rare. PBM is frequently reported in Asia, particularly in Japan. We report a surgical case of synchronous double cancer in a patient with primary gallbladder and pancreatic cancer. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 72-year-old woman with epigastralgia underwent subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy and gallbladder bed resection for synchronous primary gallbladder and pancreatic head cancer...
November 2, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037958/expression-of-pd-1-and-pd-l1-in-poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-of-the-digestive-system-a-potential-target-for-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-therapy
#18
Jordan A Roberts, Raul S Gonzalez, Satya Das, Jordan Berlin, Chanjuan Shi
Poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the digestive system has a dismal prognosis with limited treatment options. This study aimed to investigate expression of the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway in these tumors. Thirty-seven patients with a poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the digestive system were identified. Their electronic medical records, pathology reports and pathology slides were reviewed for demographics, clinical history and pathologic features. Tumor sections were immunohistochemically labeled for PD-1 and PD-L1 and expression of PD-1 and PD-L1 on tumor and tumor-associated immune cells was analyzed and compared between small cell and large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas...
October 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033779/a-patient-with-nafcillin-associated-drug-induced-liver-failure
#19
Qin Rao, Isaiah Schuster, Talal Seoud, Kevin Zarrabi, Nirvani Goolsarran
Nafcillin-induced acute liver injury is a rare and potentially fatal complication that has been known since the 1960s but inadequately studied. At this time, the only proven treatment is early discontinuation of the drug. Because of the high prevalence of nafcillin class antibiotic use in the United States, it is important for clinicians to have a high clinical suspicion for this diagnosis. We present a case of liver failure attributable to nafcillin use in a 68-year-old male with a history methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus and L3/L4 osteomyelitis...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032763/basics-in-endoscopic-ultrasound-part-1-diagnostic-indications-and-tissue-sampling
#20
Marta Serrani, Claudio Calvanese, Andrea Lisotti, Giancarlo Caletti, Ludovico Abenavoli, Pietro Fusaroli
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound has been used in the clinical arena for almost 35 years and it is now well-integrated in everyday hospital practice. METHOD: We conducted a systematic review of the available English-language articles. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to summarize all the relevant indications to endoscopic ultrasound and analyze its relevant data in terms of accuracy and clinical outcomes. RESULTS: More than 5000 scientific papers published in the literature have demonstrated its high accuracy for the diagnosis and staging of a variety of benign and malignant conditions...
October 9, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
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