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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773760/a-review-of-methods-for-preventing-pancreatic-fistula-after-distal-pancreatectomy
#1
Katarzyna Mech, Łukasz Wysocki, Tomasz Guzel, Marcin Makiewicz, Paweł Nyckowski, Maciej Słodkowski
Pancreatic fistula is one of the most severe complications after pancreatic surgeries. The risk of pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy is up to 60%. Effective methods to prevent pancreatic fistula are still sought. A unified definition of pancreatic fistula, which was introduced in 2005 by the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS), has allowed for an easier diagnosis and determination of fistula severity, as well as for a reliable inter-center comparison of data. Furthermore, a number of publications point out the risk factors of pancreatic fistula, which may be classified into patient-related risk factors, such as MBI, gender, smoking tobacco or pancreatic structure; and surgery-related risk factors, such as blood loss, prolonged surgery and non-underpinning of the major pancreatic duct...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770922/application-of-minimally-invasive-pancreatic-surgery-an-italian-survey
#2
Giovanni Capretti, Ugo Boggi, Roberto Salvia, Giulio Belli, Roberto Coppola, Massimo Falconi, Andrea Valeri, Alessandro Zerbi
The value of minimally invasive pancreatic surgery (MIPS) is still debated. To assess the diffusion of MIPS in Italy and identify the barriers preventing wider implementation, a questionnaire was developed under the auspices of three Scientific Societies (AISP, It-IHPBA, SICE) and was sent to the largest possible number of Italian surgeons also using the mailing list of the two main Italian Surgical Societies (SIC and ACOI). The questionnaire consisted of 25 questions assessing: centre characteristics, facilities and technologies, type of MIPS performed, surgical techniques employed and opinions on the present and future value of MIPS...
May 16, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770308/allo-and-auto-percutaneous-intra-portal-pancreatic-islet-transplantation-pipit-for-diabetes-cure-and-prevention-the-role-of-imaging-and-interventional-radiology
#3
REVIEW
Massimo Venturini, Claudio Sallemi, Paolo Marra, Anna Palmisano, Giulia Agostini, Carolina Lanza, Gianpaolo Balzano, Massimo Falconi, Antonio Secchi, Paolo Fiorina, Lorenzo Piemonti, Paola Maffi, Antonio Esposito, Francesco De Cobelli, Alessandro Del Maschio
Although the life expectancy of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has improved since the introduction of insulin therapy, the acute life-threatening and long-term complications from diabetes mellitus are significant causes of both mortality and morbidity. Percutaneous intra-portal pancreatic islet transplantation (PIPIT) is a minimally invasive, repeatable procedure which allows a β-cell replacement therapy through a liver islet engraftment, leading to insulin release and glycaemic control restoration in patients with diabetes...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769629/risk-of-multiple-pancreatic-cancers-in-cdkn2a-p16-leiden-mutation-carriers
#4
Isaura Ibrahim, Babs G Sibinga Mulder, Bert Bonsing, Hans Morreau, Arantza Farina Sarasqueta, Akin Inderson, Saskia Luelmo, Shirin Feshtali, Thomas P Potjer, Wouter de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, Martin Wasser, Hans F A Vasen
CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers have a substantial risk of developing pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). One of the main clinical features of hereditary cancer is the development of multiple cancers. Since 2000, we have run a surveillance program for CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers. The patients are offered a yearly MRI with optionally endoscopic ultrasound. In patients with a confirmed lesion, usually, a partial resection of the pancreas is recommended. A total of 18 PDAC (8.3%) were detected in 218 mutation carriers...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769055/one-visceral-artery-may-be-enough-successful-pancreatectomy-in-a-patient-with-total-occlusion-of-the-celiac-and-superior-mesenteric-arteries
#5
Evangelos Tagkalos, Florian Jungmann, Hauke Lang, Stefan Heinrich
BACKGROUND: The anatomic variations of the visceral arteries are not uncommon. The liver arterial blood supply shows 50% variability between humans, with the most common anatomy being one hepatic artery arising from the celiac trunk and one pancreatico-duodenal arcade between the celiac trunk and the superior mesenteric artery. Occlusion of one artery are mostly asymptomatic but may become clinically relevant when surgery of the liver, bile duct or the pancreas is required. If these pathologies are not reversible, an oncologic pancreatic head resection cannot be performed...
May 16, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761510/initiation-of-adjuvant-therapy-following-surgical-resection-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-pdac-are-patients-from-rural-remote-areas-disadvantaged
#6
Kimberly A Bertens, John D Massman, Scott Helton, Samuel Garbus, Margaret M Mandelson, Bruce Lin, Vincent J Picozzi, Thomas Biehl, Adnan A Alseidi, Flavio G Rocha
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although race and socioeconomic status have been shown to affect outcomes in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the impact of rural residence on the delivery of adjuvant therapy (AT) has not been studied. METHODS: Patients with resected PDAC were identified using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). Individuals were classified as living in a metro area, urban/rural adjacent to a metro area (URA), and urban/rural remote (URR) area...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755782/folfirinox-treatment-leading-to-pathologic-complete-response-of-a-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#7
Andreas Minh Luu, Torsten Herzog, Philipp Hoehn, Anke Reinacher-Schick, Johanna Munding, Waldemar Uhl, Chris Braumann
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a lethal disease with a poor prognosis. It is typically asymptomatic and therefore most often diagnosed at an advanced stage. A primary unresectable PC can become resectable in case of tumor regression turning palliative into neoadjuvant therapy. We present a 67-year old female patient who was diagnosed with a locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head. After receiving palliative intended chemotherapy with the FOLFIRINOX regimen, staging computed tomography revealed local resectability of the pancreatic head tumor...
April 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752997/indications-and-perioperative-outcomes-for-pancreatectomy-with-arterial-resection
#8
May C Tee, Adam C Krajewski, Ryan T Groeschl, Michael B Farnell, David M Nagorney, Michael L Kendrick, Sean P Cleary, Rory L Smoot, Kristopher P Croome, Mark J Truty
BACKGROUND: Pancreatectomy with AR is infrequently performed. As indications evolve, we evaluated indications, outcomes and predictors of mortality, morbidity, and survival after AR. STUDY DESIGN: Single-institution review of elective pancreatectomies with AR (7/1990-7/2017). Univariate/multivariate analyses performed for predictors of outcomes and survival. RESULTS: Total of 111 patients underwent pancreatectomy with AR including any hepatic (54%), any celiac (44%), any superior mesenteric (14%), or multiple ARs (14%) with revascularization in 55%...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751773/an-unusual-finding-in-a-desmoid-type-fibromatosis-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Joseph Clarence Torres, Chen Xin
BACKGROUND: Desmoid-type fibromatoses are rare benign and fibrous tumors that account for approximately 0.03% of total neoplasms. Within this category of neoplasms, pancreatic desmoid-type fibromatosis is an extremely rare subgroup, accounting for approximately 5% of desmoid-type fibromatoses. Although the etiology is unknown, some risk factors include trauma, surgery, family history of desmoid tumor, pregnancy, use of contraceptives, genetic mutation, and familial adenomatous polyposis or Gardner syndrome...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750770/genetic-characteristics-of-patients-with-congenital-hyperinsulinism
#10
Mary Ellen Vajravelu, Diva D De León
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Congenital hyperinsulinism is the most common cause of persistent hypoglycemia in infants and children. Early and appropriate recognition and treatment of hypoglycemia is vital to minimize neurocognitive impairment. RECENT FINDINGS: There are at least 11 known monogenic forms of hyperinsulinism and several associated syndromes. Molecular diagnosis allows for prediction of the effectiveness of diazoxide and the likelihood of focal hyperinsulinism...
May 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749326/pancreatic-stump-closure-using-only-stapler-is-associated-with-high-postoperative-fistula-rate-after-minimal-invasive-surgery
#11
Adem Yüksel, Erdal Birol Bostancı, Muhammet Kadri Çolakoğlu, Murat Ulaş, İlter Özer, Kerem Karaman, Musa Akoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality after distal pancreatectomy (DP). The aim of the present study is to determine the risk factors that can lead to POPF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted between January 2008 and December 2012. A total of 96 patients who underwent DP were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Overall, 24 patients (25%) underwent laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) and 72 patients (75%) open surgery...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748738/distal-pancreatectomy-combined-with-multivisceral-resection-is-associated-with-postoperative-complication-rates-and-survival-comparable-to-those-after-standard-procedures
#12
Thomas Malinka, Fritz Klein, Andreas Andreou, Johann Pratschke, Marcus Bahra
BACKGROUND: For pancreatic tumors located in the body or tail of the pancreas, distal pancreatectomy (DP) remains the surgical procedure of choice to achieve radical tumor removal. Purpose of this study was to evaluate outcome and overall survival of patients who underwent DP combined with multivisceral resection (MVR). METHODS: Retrospective single-center case-matched analysis. Between January 1994 and June 2014, 494 consecutive patients were entered into a prospective database, and 126 patients undergoing DP + MVR (cases) were matched with 126 patients undergoing DP (controls) for gender, age, and underlying final diagnosis...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745464/robotic-distal-pancreatectomy-comparison-of-spleen-preservation-by-the-warshaw-technique-and-splenectomy
#13
Shin-E Wang, Bor-Uei Shyr, Shih-Chin Chen, Yi-Ming Shyr
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after robotic distal pancreatectomy with spleen preservation (RDP-SP) by the Warshaw technique and with splenectomy (RDP-S) were compared. METHODS: All the data for patients undergoing robotic distal pancreatectomy (RDP) were prospectively collected. RESULTS: A total of 66 patients were included, with 33 in each group. The console time was significantly shorter in the RDP-SP group than in the RDP-S group (165 minutes vs...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742687/a-case-report-of-autoimmune-pancreatitis-associated-with-a-pancreatic-pseudocyst
#14
Kai Zhang, Xianying Liu, Lei Yi, Jiannan Li, Jian Shi, Tongjun Liu
RATIONALE: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a special type of chronic pancreatitis, which is rarely associated with pseudocyst. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old man complained of a recurrent upper abdominal pain in our hospital. DIAGNOSES: A cystic mass of size 4 × 3 cm in his pancreatic tail was found by computed tomography. The concentrations of serum carbohydrate antigen19-9 (81 U/mL) and serum immunoglobulin G4 (181 mg/dL) were elevated...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738626/validation-of-at-least-1-mm-as-cut-off-for-resection-margins-for-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-of-the-body-and-tail
#15
T Hank, U Hinz, I Tarantino, J Kaiser, W Niesen, F Bergmann, T Hackert, M W Büchler, O Strobel
BACKGROUND: The definition of resection margin (R) status in pancreatic cancer is under debate. Although a margin of at least 1 mm is an independent predictor of survival after resection for pancreatic head cancer, its relevance to pancreatic body and tail cancers remains unclear. This study aimed to validate R status based on a 1-mm tumour-free margin as a prognostic factor for resected adenocarcinoma involving the pancreatic body and tail. METHODS: Patients who underwent distal or total pancreatectomy for adenocarcinomas of the pancreatic body and tail between January 2006 and December 2014 were identified from a prospective database...
May 8, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732356/clinical-significance-of-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-in-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-on-survivals
#16
Da-Young Yu, Young-Dong Yu, Wan-Bae Kim, Hyung-Joon Han, Sae-Byul Choi, Dong-Sik Kim, Sang-Yong Choi, Joo-Young Kim, Hyeyoon Chang, Baek-Hui Kim
Purpose: Noninvasive precursor lesions for pancreatic adenocarcinoma include pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN), intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, and mucinous cystic neoplasm. PanIN is often found synchronously adjacent to resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tumors. However, its prognostic significance on outcome after PDAC resection is unknown. The purpose of the current study was to determine if the presence of PanIN has a prognostic or predictive effect on survival after resection for PDAC with curative intent...
May 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730245/role-of-spyglass-ds-tm-in-the-preoperative-assessment-of-pancreatic-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-involving-the-main-pancreatic-duct
#17
Takao Ohtsuka, Yoshitaka Gotoh, Yohei Nakashima, Yoshifumi Okayama, So Nakamura, Makiko Morita, Mohammed Y F Aly, Vittoria Vanessa D M Velasquez, Yasuhisa Mori, Yoshihiko Sadakari, Kohei Nakata, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Kousei Ishigami, Nao Fujimori, Naoki Mochidome, Yoshinao Oda, Shuji Shimizu, Masafumi Nakamura
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: It is often difficult to determine an adequate resection line during pancreatectomy for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm involving the main pancreatic duct during partial pancreatectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of improved peroral pancreatoscopy using SpyGlass-DStm in the preoperative assessment of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm involving the main pancreatic duct. METHODS: We collected and retrospectively analyzed clinicopathological data from seven consecutive patients who underwent preoperative assessment of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm involving the main duct using SpyGlass-DStm ...
April 30, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725534/middle-segment-pancreatectomy-for-a-solid-serous-cystadenoma-diagnosed-by-mrcp-and-review-of-the-literature-a-case-report
#18
Yuichiro Okumura, Takehiro Noda, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Tadafumi Asaoka, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Koji Umeshita, Yasuji Hashimoto, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Minoru Shigekawa, Eiichi Morii, Tetsuo Takehara, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
Solid serous cystadenoma of the pancreas is the rarest subtype of serous cystadenoma. Cystic structures are difficult to recognize by imaging studies. In the clinical setting, it is crucial to discriminate a solid serious cystadenoma from other solid pancreatic tumors. The present study reported a case of solid serous cystadenoma in which the magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) findings were useful for diagnosis and decision-making regarding the surgical strategy, with a review of the previous reports of solid serous cystadenoma...
May 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724605/pediatric-chronic-pancreatitis-updates-in-the-21st-century
#19
REVIEW
Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Jaimie D Nathan
Pediatric Pancreatitis has gained a lot of attention in the last decade. Updates in medical management include new testing technologies in genetics, function testing and imaging modalities. Updates in surgical management have taken place as well, with total pancreatectomy islet auto transplantation reserved for a specific patient population that meets the clinical criteria. Multidisciplinary team management is needed for patients with chronic pancreatitis to ensure optimal outcomes.
April 26, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721179/glypican-1-is-enriched-in-circulating-exosomes-in-pancreatic-cancer-and-correlates-with-tumor-burden
#20
Adam E Frampton, Mireia Mato Prado, Elena López-Jiménez, Ana Belen Fajardo-Puerta, Zaynab A R Jawad, Phillip Lawton, Elisa Giovannetti, Nagy A Habib, Leandro Castellano, Justin Stebbing, Jonathan Krell, Long R Jiao
Background: Glypican-1 (GPC1) is expressed in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells and adjacent stromal fibroblasts. Recently, GPC1 circulating exosomes (crExos) have been shown to be able to detect early stages of PDAC. In this study, we investigated the usefulness of crExos GPC1 as a biomarker for PDAC. Methods: Plasma was obtained from patients with benign pancreatic disease ( n = 16) and PDAC ( n = 27) prior to pancreatectomy, and crExos were isolated by ultra-centrifugation...
April 10, 2018: Oncotarget
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