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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230608/specialized-imaging-and-procedures-in-pediatric-pancreatology-a-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-clinical-report
#1
Tom K Lin, David M Troendle, Daniel B Wallihan, Bradley Barth, Victor L Fox, Douglas S Fishman, Veronique D Morinville
OBJECTIVES: An increasing number of children are being diagnosed with pancreatitis and other pancreatic abnormalities. Dissemination of the information regarding existing imaging techniques and endoscopic modalities to diagnose and manage pancreatic disorders in children is sorely needed. METHODS: We conducted a review of the medical literature on the use of the following imaging and procedural modalities in pediatric pancreatology: transabdominal ultrasonography (TUS), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218201/b-mode-and-contrast-enhancement-characteristics-of-small-nonincidental-neuroendocrine-pancreatic-tumors
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Barbara Braden, Christian Jenssen, Mirko D'Onofrio, Michael Hocke, Uwe Will, Kathleen Möller, Andre Ignee, Yi Dong, Xin-Wu Cui, Adrian Sãftoiu, Christoph F Dietrich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Imaging of the pancreas for detection of neuroendocrine tumors is indicated as surveillance in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) or if typical clinical symptoms combined with hormone production raise the suspicion of a neuroendocrine tumor. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered the best imaging modality to detect small pancreatic tumors. However, little is known about how small pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) present on EUS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this multicenter study, we retrospectively analyzed the endosonographic characteristics of small pNETs which had been detected due to typical biochemistry and clinical symptoms or during surveillance of MEN 1...
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217237/-caught-by-the-eye-of-sound-epigastric-swelling-due-to-xiphisternal-tuberculosis
#3
Shabnam Bhandari Grover, Sumit Arora, Amit Kumar, Hemal Grover, Amit Katyan, Deepthi Mohan Nair
BACKGROUND: Common causes of an epigastric mass include hepatomegaly, pancreatic pseudocyst and epigastric hernia, less common causes being carcinoma of the stomach or pancreas, whereas diseases of the sternum presenting as an epigastric swelling is extremely uncommon. We report a case of tubercular infection of the sternum located in the xiphoid process resulting in its presentation as an epigastric swelling. CASE REPORT: A 30-year-old immunocompetent woman with complaints of an epigastric swelling and undocumented pyrexia for four months was referred for sonographic evaluation with a clinical suspicion of an incompletely treated liver abscess...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205123/isolated-pancreatic-uncinate-duct-ipmn
#4
Ajay V Maker, Vijay K Maker
The ventral pancreas originally forms as an evagination of the common bile duct at 32 days gestation and its duct, the uncinate duct, eventually rotates with the ventral anlage to join the dorsal pancreas and fuse with the main pancreatic duct. Thus, though often considered a "branch" duct of the pancreas, embryologically, the uncinate duct is the "main" pancreatic duct of the ventral pancreas. This concept is not fully addressed in the current definitions of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (IPMN) where international consensus guidelines consider the main-duct IPMN as high risk for malignancy and most small branch-duct IPMN as low risk for malignancy...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203311/portal-annular-pancreas-a-rare-and-overlooked-anomaly
#5
Puneet Mittal, Ranjana Gupta, Amit Mittal, Arshad Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Portal annular pancreas is a rare pancreatic developmental anomaly which is often overlooked at imaging, and often diagnosed retrospectively when it is detected incidentally at the time of surgery. Although the anomaly itself is asymptomatic, it becomes important in cases where pancreatic resection/anastomosis is planned, because of varying ductal anatomy, risk of ductal injury and increased risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula formation. CASE REPORT: We present imaging findings in a case of portal annular pancreas in a 45-year-old male patient...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196020/the-prevalence-and-clinicopathological-characteristics-of-high-grade-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia-autopsy-study-evaluating-the-entire-pancreatic-parenchyma
#6
Yoko Matsuda, Toru Furukawa, Shinichi Yachida, Makoto Nishimura, Atsuko Seki, Keisuke Nonaka, Junko Aida, Kaiyo Takubo, Toshiyuki Ishiwata, Wataru Kimura, Tomio Arai, Mari Mino-Kenudson
OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify clinicopathological characteristics of high-grade pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN)/carcinoma in situ to facilitate screening for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: We evaluated PanIN lesions in 173 consecutive autopsy cases with no evidence of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and/or intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (mean age, 80.5 years) by submitting the entire pancreas for microscopic examination. RESULTS: PanIN-3 was found in 4% of examined cases, whereas PanIN-1 and PanIN-2 were present in 77% and 28%, respectively...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196017/endoscopic-ultrasonography-may-select-subjects-having-asymptomatic-chronic-pancreatic-hyperenzymemia-who-require-a-more-strict-follow-up
#7
Filippo Antonini, Valerio Belfiori, Nico Pagano, Elisabetta Buscarini, Samuele De Minicis, Massimiliano Lo Cascio, Barbara Marraccini, Simona Piergallini, Pamela Rossetti, Elena Andrenacci, Giampiero Macarri, Raffaele Pezzilli
OBJECTIVES: We have previously shown that at least 50% of patients having asymptomatic chronic pancreatic hyperenzymemia (ACPH) may develop morphological pancreatic alterations. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) may detect small lesions, and its sensitivity seems to be higher than other imaging techniques. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether EUS may modify the management of patients having ACPH. METHODS: In 2 referral centers for pancreatic disease, a retrospective analysis of prospectively enrolled patients with ACPH was conducted...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195103/malignant-melanocytic-neoplasm-of-pancreas-with-liver-metastasis-is-it-malignant-melanoma-or-clear-cell-sarcoma
#8
Thomas Alex Kodiatte, Sam Varghese George, Raju Titus Chacko, Banumathi Ramakrishna
Malignant melanocytic neoplasm, usually seen in soft tissues, is rare in a visceral location and presents as a diagnostic dilemma. We present a case of pancreatic malignant melanocytic neoplasm with liver metastasis. A 58-year-old man presented with left upper abdominal swelling and loss of appetite. Imaging revealed a large mass arising from the pancreatic tail, and this was diagnosed as malignant neoplasm with melanocytic differentiation on biopsy with the possible differentials of malignant melanoma, clear cell sarcoma (CCS), and perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasm...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180189/far-red-and-near-infrared-seminaphthofluorophores-for-targeted-pancreatic-cancer-imaging
#9
Lei Wang, Connor W Barth, Martha Sibrian-Vazquez, Jorge O Escobedo, Mark Lowry, John Muschler, Haiyan Li, Summer L Gibbs, Robert M Strongin
Molecular probes that selectively highlight pancreatic cancer (PC) tissue have the potential to improve pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) margin assessment through the selective highlighting of individual PC cells. Herein, we report a simple and unique family of systematically modified red and near-infrared fluorescent probes that exhibit a field-effect-derived redshift. Two of thirteen probes distributed to the normal mouse pancreas following systemic administration. One selectively accumulated in genetically modified mouse models of PDAC...
January 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177524/in-vivo-expression-of-nurr1-nr4a2a-in-developing-retinal-amacrine-subtypes-in-zebrafish-tg-nr4a2a-egfp-transgenics
#10
Liana Goodings, Jie He, Alasdair Wood, William A Harris, Peter D Currie, Patricia R Jusuf
The Nuclear receptor subfamily 4 group A member 2 (Nr4a2) is crucial for the formation or maintenance of dopaminergic neurons in the central nervous system including the retina, where dopaminergic amacrine cells contribute to visual function. Little is known about which cells express Nr4a2 at which developmental stage. Furthermore, whether Nr4a2 functions in combination with other genes is poorly understood. Thus, we generated a novel transgenic to visualise Nr4a2 expression in vivo during zebrafish retinogenesis...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176217/can-mdct-or-eus-features-predict-the-histopathological-grading-scheme-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#11
Hui Zhu, Lang Ying, Wei Tang, Xiujiang Yang, Bo Sun
PURPOSE: To identify whether the features of preoperative MDCT or EUS could predict the histopathological grading scheme of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs). METHODS: A total of 25 patients with pNENs were enrolled in the present study. The qualitative and quantitative variables were reviewed. The qualitative variables included location, contour, border, necrosis, intratumoral vessel, homogeneity, calcification, peripancreatic fat/vessel infiltration, pancreatic duct dilatation, mass within pancreas, lymphadenopathy and hepatic metastasis on MDCT and border, echogenicity, cystic/solid and blood flow on EUS...
February 7, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162956/exercise-and-ectopic-fat-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
A Sabag, K L Way, S E Keating, R N Sultana, H T O'Connor, M K Baker, V H Chuter, J George, N A Johnson
Ectopic adipose tissue surrounding the intra-abdominal organs (visceral fat) and located in the liver, heart, pancreas and muscle, is linked to cardio-metabolic complications commonly experienced in type 2 diabetes. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine the effect of exercise on ectopic fat in adults with type 2 diabetes. Relevant databases were searched to February 2016. Included were randomised controlled studies, which implemented≥4 weeks of aerobic and/or resistance exercise and quantified ectopic fat via magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy or muscle biopsy before and after intervention...
February 2, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160105/endoscopic-radiofrequency-ablation-of-the-pancreas
#13
REVIEW
Tarun Rustagi, Ankit Chhoda
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a well-established technique to ablate dysplastic and neoplastic tissue via local thermal coagulative necrosis. Despite the widespread use in management of several cancers, the application of RFA in pancreas has been limited due to the increased risks of complications from the increased sensitivity of pancreatic tissue to thermal injury and proximity to vascular and biliary structures. RFA has been successfully used during laparotomy for locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma but requires an invasive approach...
February 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153575/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-correlation-of-helical-computed-tomography-ct-features-with-pathologic-findings
#14
Wanbo Xu, Xiaojin Liu, Jiawen Zhang, Li Yang
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are precancerous lesions of the pancreas. Computed tomography (CT) has been recommended to screen the malignant potential of IPMNs. However, data evaluating the use of CT to differentiate categories of IPMN based on disease progression are limited. This study aimed to explore the correlation between CT characteristics and pathology in IPMN associated with invasive carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 31 patients with intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma (IPMC) treated at one local regional hospital in Shanghai, China, were enrolled in this study...
January 30, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149063/acute-effects-of-mobile-phone-radiations-on-subtle-energy-levels-of-teenagers-using-electrophotonic-imaging-technique-a-randomized-controlled-study
#15
Hemant Bhargav, T M Srinivasan, Suman Bista, A Mooventhan, Vandana Suresh, Alex Hankey, H R Nagendra
BACKGROUND: Mobile phones induce radio frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) which has been found to affect subtle energy levels of adults through Electrophotonic Imaging (EPI) technique in a previous pilot study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 61 healthy right-handed healthy teenagers (22 males and 39 females) in the age range of 17.40 ± 0.24 years from educational institutes in Bengaluru. Subjects were randomly divided into two groups: (1) (mobile phone in ON mode [MPON] at right ear) and (2) mobile phone in OFF mode (MPOF)...
January 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144718/diagnostic-performance-and-imaging-features-for-predicting-the-malignant-potential-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-a-comparison-of-eus-contrast-enhanced-ct-and-mri
#16
Seo-Youn Choi, Jung Hoon Kim, Mi Hye Yu, Hyo Won Eun, Hae Kyung Lee, Joon Koo Han
PURPOSE: To compare diagnostic performance for prediction of malignant potential in IPMNs between EUS, contrast-enhanced CT and MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 76 patients with IPMN (benign = 37, malignant = 39) underwent EUS, contrast-enhanced CT, and MRI. EUS was analyzed based on formal reports and contrast-enhanced CT and MRI were retrospectively analyzed by two radiologists according to the consensus guidelines 2012. Diagnostic performance and imaging features of malignant IPMNs were analyzed using ROC analysis and multivariate analyses...
January 31, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134698/68ga-exendin-4-pet-ct-in-evaluation-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-ethanol-ablation-of-an-insulinoma
#17
Yaping Luo, Ji Li, Aiming Yang, Hongbo Yang, Fang Li
A 32-year-old man with endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia was clinically diagnosed with an insulinoma. Conventional imaging result was negative, and a previous exploratory laparotomy with distal pancreatectomy failed to detect the tumor. Ga-exendin-4 PET/CT showed a lesion with intense radioactivity in the head of the pancreas suggestive of an insulinoma, and endoscopic ultrasound-guided ethanol ablation was performed. Postablation evaluation with Ga-exendin-4 PET/CT showed markedly decreased radioactivity of the tumor...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133319/-two-year-recurrence-free-survival-after-resection-of-cutaneous-metastasis-from-pancreatic-cancer-a-case-report
#18
Takahiko Tanigawa, Yasunori Hasuike, Yousuke Akiyama, Ichiro Higuchi, Akira Ishikawa, Sanae Hosomi, Makoto Miyamoto
The patient was a 73-year-old woman who underwent distalpancreatectomy for pancreas tailcancer (T3, N0, M0, stage III ). Hepatic arterialinfusion(HAI)using high-dose 5-fluorouracil(5-FU)(6,000mg/week)was performed 35 days after curative resection to prevent liver metastases. Although chemotherapy with gemcitabine(GEM)was administered for 2 weeks, the patient was aware of a nodule(1 cm in diameter)on the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Resection of the cutaneous mass was performed and histological findings revealed metastatic adenocarcinoma from the pancreas cancer...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133200/-a-case-of-synchronous-double-cancers-of-the-liver-and-pancreas-treated-using-pancreaticoduodenectomy-and-liver-resection
#19
Yasuji Hashimoto, Yo Sasaki, Shigekazu Yokoyama, Yoko Yamamoto, Shintaro Michishita, Hajime Hirose, Kenichi Nagai, Tomohiro Maniwa, Yoshihito Ide, Jin Matsuyama, Masashi Takeda, Takashi Morimoto, Yukio Fukushima, Ken Kodama
A 50-year-old woman had a 12mm liver tumor at segment 4 and was diagnosed with hemangioma. Two years later, the liver tumor had grown to 27mm in diameter, and a new pancreatic tumor was detected using CT examination. The pancreatic tumor was suspected of being pancreatic carcinoma, based on the results of endoscopic-ultrasound-guided fine-needlebiopsy( EUS-FNA)of the pancreas. The liver tumor was diagnosed as adenocarcinoma using liver biopsy. Because of its slow growth and the solitary liver tumor, synchronous pancreatic cancer and intrahepatic cancer were suspected...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133097/-a-study-of-gemctabine-plus-nab-paclitaxel-therapy-for-advanced-local-progressive-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Yutaka Itoh, Hiroyuki Saito, Shunsuke Yamagishi, Yuki Suematsu, Miyuki Takahashi, Mao Nakayama, Michiko Fukabori, Akihiko Morita, Kazuhiko Wakabayashi
We studied the significance of gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel(GnP)therapy for locally progressive pancreatic cancer. We enrolled 10 patients with local progression without distant metastasis. We used GnP therapy for the ablative borderline resectable(BR)and unresectable(UR)cases based on images that followed NCCN pancreatic cancer treatment guidelines. In 1 case of resectable(R)pancreatic cancer, the tumor was located in the pancreas body but we determined that surgery was impossible because of the underlying disease detected on imaging analysis...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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