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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650939/-a-case-of-successful-treatment-with-gemcitabine-plus-nab-paclitaxel-therapy-for-nonresected-pancreatic-body-cancer-stage-ivb
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Jun Kaneko, Ayako Kamiya, Kenta Kobayashi, Yasushi Takatsuno, Ito Kondoh, Kentaro Maejima, Jun Isogai, Kumi Hasegawa, Takeshi Endo, Shizuaki Maejima
A 61-year-old woman was introduced for consultation with a chief complaint of frequent vomiting. CT revealed a pancreatic body cancer approximately 40mm in size; an invading stenosis from the horizontal part of the duodenum to the jejunum, superior mesenteric artery, and portal vein, splenic vein obstruction, lymphadenopathy, and some ascitic fluid. We diagnosed a passage disorder due to the invasive stenosis from the horizontal part of the duodenum of the pancreatic body cancer to the jejunum, and subsequently performed a duodenum and jejunum bypass operation...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650856/-a-case-of-performed-right-colectomy-with-pancreato-duodenectomy-for-transverse-colon-cancer-invased-to-duodenum
#2
Ryutaro Udo, Masanobu Enomoto, Kazushige Tsurui, Yuu Kuboyama, Hiroshi Kuwabara, Masatoshi Shigoka, Tetsuo Ishizaki, Kenji Katsumata, Hiyo Obikane, Akihiko Tsuchida
There is a clear consensus regarding the combined resection of organs with cancer invasion, patients with colon cancer. However, there are very few reports to our knowledge regarding the use of pancreato-duodenectomy(PD)for colon cancer patients with cancer invasion in the duodenum. We here report a colon cancer patient in whom we performed PD and right hemicolectomy, who showed favorable results with no recurrence. The patient was a 69-year-old woman. Her chief complaint was hypogastric pain. Her previous doctor performed colonoscopy and a colonoscopic biopsy, and detected a type 2 lesion, throughout the entire circumference of the transverse colon near the liver, and she was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma...
April 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649697/intrapancereatic-abscess-due-to-arteriovenous-malformation-involving-the-entire-pancreas-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Ahmad Almalki
INTRODUCTION: The described case is a patient with pancreatic arteriovenous malformation involving the entire pancreas and complicated with intrapancereatic abscess. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 47 years-old was suffering from episodes of abdominal pain and vomiting with multiple hospital visits without reaching a diagnosis for four months. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan (CECT) done which shows a 1.6 × 1.4 cm fluid collection was seen in uncinate process of the pancreas, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrates abnormal vasculature involving the pancreas...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644986/evaluation-of-fatigue-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-treatment-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Mariacristina Di Marco, Ivan Rubbi, Agnese Baldi, Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Daniela Magnani, Valeria Cremonini, Leopoldo Sarli, Giovanna Artioli, Paola Ferri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients (CPs) and negatively affects quality of life. Although CRF is frequently experienced, it is often underreported, underdiagnosed and undertreated. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the level of fatigue in patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy and to analyse its correlation with patients' demographic and clinical variables. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was implemented in the Oncology Day Hospital of a Northern Italian hospital...
February 27, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629700/isolated-mediastinal-pseudocyst-of-the-pancreas
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Pankaj Halder, Kartik Chandra Mandal, Bidyut Debnath, Sumedha Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal pancreatic pseudocyst is a rare complication of pancreatitis. CASE CHARACTERISTICS: An 8-year-old boy with chest pain and shortness of breath. Computed tomography of chest showed a cystic mass in the mediastinum. The cyst aspirate revealed high amylase and lipase levels, suggestive of pancreatic pseudocyst. OUTCOME: The patient gradually recovered after Roux-en-Y cystojejunostomy. MESSAGE: Cysto-jejunostomy is a viable treatment option for mediastinal pancreatic pseudocyst, especially with failure of medical therapy...
March 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629315/surgical-resection-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-pancreas-pnets-by-minimally-invasive-surgery-the-laparoscopic-approach
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REVIEW
Tomoki Shirota, Yuichi Nagakawa, Yatsuka Sahara, Chie Takishita, Yosuke Hijikata, Yuichi Hosokawa, Tetsushi Nakajima, Hiroaki Osakabe, Kenji Katsumata, Akihiko Tsuchida
Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (pNETs) are a rare group of neoplasms that originate from the endocrine portion of the pancreas. Tumors that either secrete or do not secrete compounds, resulting in symptoms, can be classified as functioning and non-functioning pNETs, respectively. The prevalence of such tumors has recently increased due to the use of more sensitive imaging techniques, such as multidetector computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and endoscopic ultrasound. The biological behavior of pNETs varies widely from indolent, well-differentiated tumors to those that are far more aggressive...
February 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626802/laparoscopic-excision-of-a-retroperitoneal-completely-isolated-enteric-duplication-cyst-in-an-adult-male-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Naoya Sasaki, Miru Okamura, Satoshi Kanto, Kentaro Tatsumi, Seiichi Yasuda, Atsushi Kawabe
INTRODUCTION: Duplication cysts are very rare congenital malformations in adults. They are lined by gastrointestinal mucosa, connect to the digestive tract, and share smooth muscular layers and a common blood supply. In rare cases, duplication cysts are completely isolated from the digestive tract and have a proper blood supply. Completely isolated duplication cysts in the retroperitoneum are unusual so it is hard to diagnose them without a surgical resection. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 19-year-old male presented at our emergency department with sharp abdominal pain...
March 28, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620654/successful-endoscopic-removal-of-a-rare-large-impacted-pancreatic-duct-stone-using-grasping-forceps-a-case-report-with-video
#8
Qin Liu, Yiping Wang, Hongze Zeng, Bing Hu
RATIONALE: As a main complication of chronic pancreatitis (CP), pancreatic duct stones (PDSs) are often associated with ductal obstruction resulting in increasing intraductal and parenchymal pressure and long-lasting pain. There are many methods for removing PDSs. However, for large stones, it is technically difficult to remove them entirely by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 57-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of severe epigastric pain radiating to his back 3 or 4 times annually for 2 years...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611053/extra-osseous-ewing-sarcoma-of-the-pancreas-case-report-with-radiologic-pathologic-and-molecular-correlation-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
#9
Miglena K Komforti, Evgeniya Sokolovskaya, Catherine A D'Agostino, Ryma Benayed, Rebecca M Thomas
In 2002, due to extensive histomorphologic, immunohistochemical, and cytogenetic similarities, the World Health Organization unified undifferentiated small round blue cell neoplasms of soft tissue and bone (previously segregated as Ewing sarcoma or Primitive Neuroectodermal tumor) into one category: Ewing family of tumors (EFT). Osseous EFT are more common, and while extra-osseous EFT can occur anywhere in the body, those of the pancreas are rare and likely to be seen in the second decade of life in the head of the pancreas...
April 2, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610171/autoimmune-pancreatitis-and-ulcerative-rectocolitis-in-an-adolescent
#10
Elie Cousin, Ianis Cousin, Karim Aziz, Pascal Chailloux, Estelle Breton
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is rare in teenagers and difficult to diagnose. There are no clear and established diagnostic criteria in the pediatric population to distinguish subtype 1 and subtype 2. Here, we report the case of a 16-year-old white French teenager admitted to the pediatric emergency service with more than 1 year's history of pain originating from the epigastric and the right hypochondriac regions, with bloody diarrhea. After exclusion of pancreatic cancer and other common causes of acute pancreatitis, the diagnosis of AIP was suspected...
April 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602584/stomach-dose-volume-predicts-acute-gastrointestinal-toxicity-in-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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D L P Holyoake, D R Warren, C Hurt, M Aznar, M Partridge, S Mukherjee, M A Hawkins
AIMS: Gastrointestinal toxicity impedes dose escalation in chemoradiotherapy for hepatobiliary malignancies. Toxicity risk depends on clinical and radiotherapy metrics. We aimed to identify predictive factors using data from two prospective phase II clinical trials of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-one patients with available data from the ARCII (59.4 Gy in 33 fractions with gemcitabine, cisplatin and nelfinavir, n = 23) and SCALOP (50...
March 27, 2018: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602557/colicky-pain-and-related-complications-after-cholecystectomy-for-mild-gallstone-pancreatitis
#12
David W da Costa, Nicolien J Schepers, Stefan A Bouwense, Bob A Hollemans, Eva Doorakkers, Djamila Boerma, Camiel Rosman, Cees H Dejong, Marcel B W Spanier, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Hein G Gooszen, Marc G Besselink
BACKGROUND: Same-admission cholecystectomy is advised after gallstone pancreatitis to prevent recurrent pancreatitis, colicky pain and other complications, but data on the incidence of symptoms and complications after cholecystectomy are lacking. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study during the previously published randomized controlled PONCHO trial on timing of cholecystectomy after mild gallstone pancreatitis. Data on healthcare consumption and questionnaires focusing on colicky pain and biliary complications were obtained during 6 months after cholecystectomy...
March 27, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600524/symptom-experiences-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-as-reported-during-healthcare-encounters
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C-C Tang, C Draucker, M Tejani, D Von Ah
Symptom management is one of the primary goals of care for advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) patients. The purpose of this study was to examine recorded healthcare encounters to better understand the symptom experiences of APC patients as told to healthcare providers (HCP). In this qualitative descriptive study, content analysis was used to analyze 37 transcripts of audio-recorded, naturally occurring encounters among APC patients, caregivers, and HCP. Transcripts were drawn from a larger randomized controlled study, which recruited advanced cancer patients and caregivers across the United States...
March 30, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600506/prediabetes-directly-deteriorates-into-diabetic-ketoacidosis-and-hyperosmolar-hyperglycemic-syndrome-triggered-by-acute-pancreatitis-a-case-report-illustrating-a-chicken-and-egg-paradigm-in-ketosis-prone-diabetes
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Runbo Song, Shanjin Cao
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic crises occur most often in patients with type 1 diabetes and occasionally in type 2 diabetes, especially under stressful conditions. However, a diabetic crisis occurring directly from prediabetes is an unusual phenomenon. CASE REPORT: A 45-year-old woman presented with postprandial left upper quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. She had a past medical history of prediabetes with impaired fasting glucose and HbA1c 6.4%. On admission, routine laboratory tests showed high anion gap metabolic acidosis (pH 6...
March 29, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594198/hepatic-infarction-and-acute-pancreatitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Archana Kulkarni, Hamza Arif, Manik Veer, Kateyln Ziggas, Amit Kaura, Meera Sareen
Hepatic infarction is rare due to the unique dual hepatic blood supply from the hepatic artery and the portal vein. Herein, we report a case of hepatic infarction that occurred as a complication of acute pancreatitis. The patient was a 58-year-old male with past medical history of chronic alcoholism, who presented with epigastric abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Hepatic infarction was diagnosed with computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast, which revealed suspicion of splenic vein thrombosis and peripancreatic fat stranding along with a wedge-shaped, peripheral hypo density in the right hepatic lobe with typical morphology for hepatic infarction...
March 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593917/a-case-of-unresolved-and-worsening-retroperitoneal-abscess
#16
Raghav Bansal, Mohamed Barakat, Soohwan Chun, Sonam Rosberger, Joel Baum, Melik Tiba
Retroperitoneal abscess is a rare condition which is difficult to diagnose and treat because of its insidious onset. Herein, we present a case of retroperitoneal abscess secondary to a perforation that occurred during an ERCP. A 54-year-old female patient was admitted to an outside hospital with gallstone pancreatitis and underwent ERCP with sphincterotomy followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy. An abdominal CT scan was performed at the outside hospital 10 days later for worsening abdominal pain which showed multiple loculated pockets in the right upper and lower quadrant...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590444/extremely-delayed-diagnosis-of-type-ii-hereditary-angioedema-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Jeremy Berger, Michael P Carroll, Edward Champoux, Christopher A Coop
We present a case with extremely late diagnosis of type II hereditary angioedema (HAE). Given recent advances in HAE treatment, we want to bring physician awareness to this condition and aid in earlier detection. HAE is a disorder associated with episodes of angioedema of the face, larynx, lips, abdomen, or extremities. Late diagnosis of HAE can lead to significant morbidity and is severely impairing due to recurring attacks. The diagnosis of HAE is ordinarily made during childhood and adolescence. Delayed diagnoses in early and middle adulthood have been documented in the literature...
March 26, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581692/rupture-of-cystic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-a-rare-complication-of-acute-cholecystitis
#18
P R V Praveen Kumar Sunkara, Parth Ketankumar Shah, Kamalesh Rakshit, Shuvro Roy Choudhary, N P Bohidar, Sanjay Kumar Dubey
Pseudoaneurysm (PA) of the cystic artery is rare. Most of the reported cases are iatrogenic and develop secondary to liver biopsy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, ERCP, and liver transplant. Other reported causes include trauma, malignancy, arteriovenous malformations, and inflammation in the hepatobiliary and pancreatic system. Cystic artery psuedoaneurysm is usually asymptomatic but may also present as vague abdominal pain, intra-abdominal mass, and hemobilia. In the event of rupture, it may present as a catastrophic intra-peritoneal bleeding with hemorrhagic shock...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581035/validation-of-the-edmonton-symptom-assessment-system-ascites-modification
#19
Masanori Mori, Tatsuya Morita, Naosuke Yokomichi, Akihiro Nitto, Naoko Takahashi, Shingo Miyamoto, Hiroyuki Nishie, Junji Matsuoka, Hiroki Sakurai, Tatsuhiko Ishihara, Yoko Tarumi, Asao Ogawa
CONTEXT: Few patient-reported outcomes are available to measure the symptoms associated with malignant-related ascites in patient care and clinical research. Although the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System: Ascites Modification (ESAS:AM) is a brief tool to measure symptoms associated with malignant-related ascites, it remains to be fully validated. OBJECTIVES: To validate the ESAS:AM in Japanese cancer patients. METHODS: We assessed the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, concurrent validity, and construct validity in 292 Japanese adult patients with cancer...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579540/pancreatitis-from-intra-gastric-balloon-insertion-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Neel Gore, Praveen Ravindran, Daniel Leonard Chan, Kamalakanta Das, Peter H Cosman
INTRODUCTION: Intra-Gastric Balloon (IGB) is increasingly used as a non-operative management strategy in bariatric patients. However, as IGB use has become more prevalent, new potentially life-threatening adverse effects have emerged. We report a case of IGB-related acute pancreatitis from a tertiary referral hospital. A literature review of electronic databases was conducted to identify other cases PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 20-year-old female presented to the emergency department with acute onset of epigastric pain on day-1 post-insertion of an IGB (Orbera® )...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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