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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224034/biliary-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohammad Taghi Safari, Shabnam Shahrokh, Mohammad Bagher Miri, Forough Foroughi, Amir Sadeghi
Hepatobiliary cystadenomas (HBC) is a rare neoplasm which comprising less than one percent of liver cystic neoplasms. Although it's known as a benign tumor, but they have a potential for neoplastic transformation. Making a proper diagnosis and ruling out of other differential diagnosis is important because of different treatment. In the present study, we described a case of HBC manifested as idiopathic dominant biliary stricture in common hepatic duct (CHD), on the basis of spiral CT scan and MRI, and elevated CA19-9...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216968/complications-and-management-of-forgotten-long-term-biliary-stents
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Se Hoon Sohn, Jae Hyun Park, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim
AIM: To evaluate complications and management outcomes of retained long-term plastic biliary stents. METHODS: Endoscopic plastic biliary stent placement was performed in 802 patients at Yeungnam University Hospital between January 2000 and December 2014. Follow-up loss with a subsequently forgotten stent for more than 12 mo occurred in 38 patients. We retrospectively examined the cause of biliary stent insertion, status of stents, complications associated with biliary stents and management outcomes of long-term plastic biliary stents...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210765/refractory-long-term-cholangitis-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-retrospective-study
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Hiroki Ueda, Daisuke Ban, Atsushi Kudo, Takanori Ochiai, Shinji Tanaka, Minoru Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Postoperative cholangitis is one of the major late complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), and recurrent cholangitis has a negative impact on patients' quality of life. However, detailed reports are scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical features of postoperative cholangitis after PD. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2013, 155 consecutive patients underwent PD. Of these, 113 patients were included in this study...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124009/plastic-stents-or-covered-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-benign-biliary-strictures-same-song-different-verse
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EDITORIAL
Todd H Baron, Ian S Grimm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101303/efficacy-of-multiple-biliary-stenting-for-refractory-benign-biliary-strictures-due-to-chronic-calcifying-pancreatitis
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Hiroshi Ohyama, Rintaro Mikata, Takeshi Ishihara, Yuji Sakai, Harutoshi Sugiyama, Shin Yasui, Toshio Tsuyuguchi
AIM: To investigate endoscopic therapy efficacy for refractory benign biliary strictures (BBS) with multiple biliary stenting and clarify predictors. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with stones in the pancreatic head and BBS due to chronic pancreatitis who underwent endoscopic therapy were evaluated. Endoscopic insertion of a single stent failed in all patients. We used plastic stents (7F, 8.5F, and 10F) and increased stents at intervals of 2 or 3 mo. Stents were removed approximately 1 year after initial stenting...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098776/distinguishing-benign-from-malignant-pancreatic-and-periampullary-lesions-using-combined-use-of-%C3%A2-h-nmr-spectroscopy-and-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Yarrow J McConnell, Farshad Farshidfar, Aalim M Weljie, Karen A Kopciuk, Elijah Dixon, Chad G Ball, Francis R Sutherland, Hans J Vogel, Oliver F Bathe
Previous work demonstrated that serum metabolomics can distinguish pancreatic cancer from benign disease. However, in the clinic, non-pancreatic periampullary cancers are difficult to distinguish from pancreatic cancer. Therefore, to test the clinical utility of this technology, we determined whether any pancreatic and periampullary adenocarcinoma could be distinguished from benign masses and biliary strictures. Sera from 157 patients with malignant and benign pancreatic and periampullary lesions were analyzed using proton nuclear magnetic resonance (¹H-NMR) spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
January 13, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076371/meta-analysis-of-the-long-term-success-rate-of-different-interventions-in-benign-biliary-strictures
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Orsolya Huszár, Bálint Kokas, Péter Mátrai, Péter Hegyi, Erika Pétervári, Áron Vincze, Gabriella Pár, Patrícia Sarlós, Judit Bajor, József Czimmer, Dóra Mosztbacher, Katalin Márta, Csaba Zsiborás, Péter Varjú, Ákos Szücs
BACKGROUND: Benign biliary stricture is a rare condition and the majority of the cases are caused by operative trauma or chronic inflammation based on various etiology. Although the initial results of endoscopic, percutaneous and surgical treatment are impressive, no comparison about long term stricture resolution is available. AIMS: The goal of this study was to compare the long term disease free survival in benign biliary strictures with various etiology after surgery, percutaneous transhepatic-and endoscopic treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042247/a-fully-covered-self-expandable-metal-stent-anchored-by-a-10-fr-double-pigtail-plastic-stent-an-effective-anti-migration-technique
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Panagiotis Katsinelos, Georgia Lazaraki, Stergios Gkagkalis, Grigoris Chatzimavroudis, Kiriaki Anastasiadou, Nikos Georgakis, Olga Giouleme, Christos Zavos, Jannis Kountouras
BACKGROUND: Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMS) have been used successfully in the treatment of malignant and benign biliary strictures. However, stent migration is a major complication. We investigated the efficacy of anchoring FCSEMS with a 10-Fr double-pigtail plastic stent to prevent migration in patients with biliary strictures. METHODS: Between January 2012 and May 2013, 10 patients with malignant biliary strictures and one patient with a suprapapillary benign biliary stenosis were enrolled in the study...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030370/the-evolution-of-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Will R Takakura, James H Tabibian, Christopher L Bowlus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare, idiopathic biliary disease often with an insidious onset, variable disease course, and premature death related to benign and malignant PSC-related sequelae. This review aims to discuss the epidemiology, clinical variants, and natural history of PSC, incorporating data from recent population-based studies. RECENT FINDINGS: PSC naturally leads to cirrhosis, cholangiocarcinoma, other hepatobiliary malignancies, dominant strictures, hepatic osteodystrophy, and bacterial cholangitis...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943017/carcinoembryonic-antigen-level-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-is-not-influenced-by-dominant-strictures-or-bacterial-cholangitis
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Andreas Wannhoff, Christian Rupp, Kilian Friedrich, Johannes Knierim, Christa Flechtenmacher, Karl Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Stremmel, Daniel N Gotthardt
BACKGROUND: Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) can be used to screen for biliary tract cancer in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). AIM: To study the influence of benign dominant strictures (DS), superimposed bacterial cholangitis (SBC), smoking status, and inflammatory bowel disease on CEA serum levels. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of CEA values in cancer-free PSC patients was performed. We included the maximal CEA value obtained during follow-up and information on the presence of DS and SBC at that time, and we analyzed the CEA values in the presence and absence of DS and SBC...
December 9, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914884/clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-survival-in-cholangiocarcinoma-a-prospective-study
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Larisa Vasilieva, Stefanos I Papadhimitriou, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Ioannis Kostopoulos, Konstantinos Papiris, Dimitrios Pavlidis, Dimitrios Xinopoulos, Andreas Romanos, Spyridon P Dourakis
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is difficult. The present study aimed to assess the clinical features, diagnosis, and survival in CCA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study on 46 patients with CCA who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or surgical resection and 20 controls with a clinical and ERCP suspicion for CCA in whom surgical biopsy and/or 4-year follow-up showed a benign biliary stricture...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904249/benign-biliary-strictures
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REVIEW
Ashley Altman, Steven M Zangan
Differentiating benign and malignant biliary strictures is a challenging and important clinical scenario. The typical presentation is indolent and involves elevation of liver enzymes, constitutional symptoms, and obstructive jaundice with or without superimposed or recurrent cholangitis. While overall the most common causes of biliary strictures are malignant, including cholangiocarcinoma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma, benign strictures encompass a wide spectrum of etiologies including iatrogenic, autoimmune, infectious, inflammatory, and congenital...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894928/per-oral-video-cholangiopancreatoscopy-with-narrow-band-imaging-for-the-evaluation-of-indeterminate-pancreaticobiliary%C3%A2-disease
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Rawad Mounzer, Gregory L Austin, Sachin Wani, Brian C Brauer, Norio Fukami, Raj J Shah
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cholangiopancreatoscopy for evaluating pancreaticobiliary pathology is currently limited by suboptimal optics. The aim of this study was to characterize the operating characteristics of per-oral video cholangiopancreatoscopy with narrow-band imaging (POVCP) findings in indeterminate pancreaticobiliary disease and to describe their association with neoplasia. METHODS: Data from consecutive patients undergoing POVCP for the evaluation of indeterminate pancreaticobiliary disease at a single tertiary care center were analyzed...
March 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806808/tetramethylpyrazine-effects-on-the-expression-of-scar-related-genes-in-rabbit-benign-biliary-stricture-fibroblasts
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Ke Yue Li, Cheng Xian Shi, Jian Zhao Huang, Ke Li Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) on transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF- β1), α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and neuronal regeneration related protein (P311) in benign biliary stricture fibroblasts of rabbit. STUDY DESIGN: An experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Guizhou Medical University, Guiyang, Guizhou, China, from April to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Fibroblasts isolated from rabbits following benign biliary stricture were cultured and treated with different concentrations of TMP(0...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806633/surveillance-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-with-erc-and-brush-cytology-risk-factors-for-cholangiocarcinoma
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Sonja Boyd, Harri Mustonen, Andrea Tenca, Kalle Jokelainen, Johanna Arola, Martti A Färkkilä
OBJECTIVE: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease leading to bile duct strictures and fibrosis, and predisposing to cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Biliary dysplasia is a known precursor of CCA. In our unit, PSC patients undergo regular surveillance with ERC and brush cytology (BC), and liver transplantation is an option in case with biliary dysplasia. We evaluated the risk factors for biliary dysplasia and CCA based on ERC imaging, BC and liver function tests...
February 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797266/identification-of-pancreatic-cancer-in-biliary-obstruction-patients-by-fry-site-specific-methylation
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Phonthep Angsuwatcharakon, Rungsun Rerknimitr, Pradermchai Kongkam, Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, Yuwadee Ponauthai, Ratakorn Srisuttee, Nakarin Kitkumthorn, Apiwat Mutirangura
BACKGROUND: Methylation at cg 16941656 of FRY is exclusively found in normal pancreatic tissue and has been proven to be specific for pancreatic-in-origin among several adenocarcinomas. Here, we investigated methylated DNA in the bile as a biomarker to differentiate the cause of obstruction between pancreatic cancer and benign causes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bile samples of 45 patients with obstructive jaundice who underwent ERCP were collected and classified into pancreatic cancer (group 1) and benign causes (group 2) in 24 and 21 patients, respectively...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777109/in-silico-analysis-of-differential-gene-expressions-in-biliary-stricture-and-hepatic-carcinoma
#17
Manoj Kumar Gupta, Santosh Kumar Behara, Ramakrishna Vadde
In-silico attempt was made to identify the key hub genes which get differentially expressed in biliary stricture and hepatic carcinoma. Gene expression data, GSE34166, was downloaded from the GEO database, which contains 10 biliary stricture samples (4 benign control and 6 malignant carcinoma), for screening of key hub genes associated with the disease. R packages scripts were identified 85 differentially expressed genes. Further these genes were uploaded in WebGestalt database and identified nine key genes...
January 15, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765727/aspirin-use-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-occlusion-of%C3%A2-metallic-biliary-stents
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Sunguk Jang, Tyler Stevens, Mansour A Parsi, Rocio Lopez, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Biliary self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) are widely used to treat malignant and benign conditions of bile duct. Despite their lower rate of occlusion and longer patency than plastic stents, SEMSs still have significant rates of occlusion. We aimed to identify factors associated with occlusion of biliary SEMS. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with biliary SEMS placement at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from March 2011 to April 2016...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744539/side-by-side-placement-of-bilateral-endoscopic-metal-stents-for-the-treatment-of-postoperative-biliary-stricture
#19
Seiji Kaino, Manabu Sen-Yo, Shuhei Shinoda, Michitaka Kawano, Hirofumi Harima, Shigeyuki Suenaga, Isao Sakaida
Postoperative biliary strictures are usually complications of cholecystectomy. Endoscopic plastic stent prosthesis is generally undertaken for treating benign biliary strictures. Recently, fully covered metal stents have been shown to be effective for treating benign distal biliary strictures. We present the case of a 53-year-old woman with liver injury in which imaging studies showed a common hepatic duct stricture. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography also confirmed the presence of a common hepatic duct stricture...
February 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729733/review-of-endoscopic-radiofrequency-in-biliopancreatic-tumours-with-emphasis-on-clinical-benefits-controversies-and-safety
#20
REVIEW
María-Victoria Alvarez-Sánchez, Bertrand Napoléon
Most pancreatic cancers and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas are unresectable at the time of diagnosis, and even in case of a resectable cancer, for elderly or patients with coexistent comorbidities, surgery is not an option. Current treatment alternatives in these scenarios are very limited. Biliary stenting with self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) is the mainstay palliative treatment of biliary obstruction due to unresectable pancreatic cancer or cholangiocarcinoma. Nevertheless, more than 50% of SEMS become occluded after 6 mo due to tumour over- and ingrowth, leading to hospital readmissions and reinterventions that significantly impair quality of life...
October 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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