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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665210/endoscopic-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-metastasizing-to-pancreas
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Juliana Pinho, Diana Montezuma, Paula Monteiro, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Pedro Bastos
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive primary neuroendocrine tumor of the skin, with a high propensity for local, regional and distant spread1 . However, distant metastasis of MCC to the pancreas are rarely seen. EUS-FNA is an effective tool in the evaluation and differential diagnosis of pancreatic mass lesions3 . Differentiating metastatic pancreatic tumors, especially Merkel cell carcinoma, from primary pancreatic tumor will influence clinical management and therapeutic strategies2 . This article is protected by copyright...
April 17, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662318/rare-malignant-insulinoma-with-multiple-liver-metastases-derived-from-ectopic-pancreas-3-year-follow-up-and-literature-review
#2
Qing Liu, Jianghui Duan, Yumin Zheng, Jie Luo, Xiaopin Cai, Huangying Tan
Here, we report the diagnosis and treatment of a very rare case of malignant insulinoma derived from ectopic pancreas. A middle-aged woman presented with a 6-year history of recurrent hypoglycemia with multiple lesions in liver. Admission workup revealed elevated serum insulin and C-peptide, as well as multiple lesions in the liver (largest being 4.3 cm), enlarged lymph nodes around the pancreas, and a lesion (of 3.5 cm) at the proximal jejunum, as shown by contrast computed tomography (CT). Liver biopsy showed the lesions to be well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors, grade G1...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650928/-conversion-surgery-after-etoposide-cisplatin-ep-therapy-for-huge-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report
#3
Akiko Nakazawa, Tetsuya Mitsui, Yoichi Miyata, Riki Ninomiya, Masahiko Komagome, Akira Maki, Fumiaki Ozawa, Yoshifumi Beck
Neuroendocrine carcinoma(NEC)is known as rapid tumor growth, high grade malignancy and poor prognosis. We report a case of huge pancreatic NEC successfully performed conversion surgery after EP therapy. A 70-year-old female, was presented to our hospital with appetite loss. CT scan revealed huge tumor, 15 cm in diameter, locating at the pancreas with possible involvement to liver, stomach, common hepatic artery, left gastric artery and gastroduodenal artery. Peritoneal dissemination and para-aortic lymph node metastasis were also suspected...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629321/laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy-for-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-pancreas
#4
In Gun Hyun, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Ho-Seong Han, Jai Young Cho, YoungRok Choi, Sungho Kim, Kil Hwan Kim
The incidence of incidentally discovered nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) is increasing because of the widespread use of radiologic imaging studies. Due to their mostly small size, PNETs in the body and tail of the pancreas are suited for laparoscopic surgery. This video described our technique of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with and without preservation of spleen and splenic vessels for PNET. The decision on preservation of spleen and splenic vessels was made according to the relative location of tumors to the splenic vessels...
February 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629316/management-of-functional-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-pancreas
#5
REVIEW
Kjell Öberg
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) constitute a heterogenous group of malignancies with varying clinical presentation, tumor biology and prognosis. The incidence of pNETs has steadily increased during the last decades with an estimated incidence 2012 of 4.8/100,000. Recent whole genome sequencing of pNETs has demonstrated mutations in the DNA repair genes MUTYH and point mutations and gene fusions in four main pathways from chromatin remodeling, DNA damage repair, activation of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling and the telomere maintenance...
February 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629315/surgical-resection-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-pancreas-pnets-by-minimally-invasive-surgery-the-laparoscopic-approach
#6
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/29623746/synchronous-pancreatic-serous-cystic-neoplasm-and-duodenal-neuroendocrine-tumor-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Ann Brinch Madelung, Sönke Detlefsen
Simultaneous presence of pancreatic serous cystic neoplasms and neuroendocrine neoplasms is rare. We present a case with the incidental finding of a duodenal neuroendocrine tumor (NET) with 2 lymph node metastases in a Whipple resection specimen performed to remove a pancreatic cystic neoplasm that postoperatively turned out to represent a serous cystic neoplasm (SCN). The patient was a 75-year-old female. She presented with loss of appetite and weight. Preoperative contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed a multicystic lesion in the head of pancreas...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622373/antidepressants-appear-safe-in-patients-with-carcinoid-tumor-results-of-a-restrospective-review
#8
Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, Meredith MacGregor, Afton Bergel, Stacy Eagle, Fernando Espi-Forcen, Reema Mehta, Konstantina Matsoukas, Jonathan Wills, Diane Reidy-Lagunes, Yesne Alici
INTRODUCTION: Patients living with neuroendocrine tumors have high rates of depression, often necessitating antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) secrete vasoactive substances, including serotonin, which contribute to the cluster of symptoms known as carcinoid syndrome (flushing and diarrhea). Controversy exists over whether or not antidepressants are safe in NET. We aimed to study the safety of antidepressant use in NET patients...
March 21, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594467/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-review-of-heterogeneous-spectrum-of-ct-appearance
#9
REVIEW
Nam Ju Lee, Ralph H Hruban, Elliot K Fishman
OBJECTIVE: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) are uncommon pancreatic neoplasms and can be a diagnostic challenge with heterogeneous spectrum of CT appearance. We review CT findings of PanNETs and other mimics. CONCLUSION: PanNETs are typically hypervascular and have avid enhancement on arterial and venous phase images. However, dedicated pancreas protocol may be needed due to their sometimes atypical appearance including transient enhancement. Careful evaluation of CT findings will help differentiate PanNETs from their mimics, and can be used to establish the diagnosis of a PanNETs...
March 28, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566385/a-comprehensive-assessment-of-the-role-of-mirnas-as-biomarkers-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#10
Anna Malczewska, Mark Kidd, Somer Matar, Beata Kos-Kudla, Irvin M Modlin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A key issue in neuroendocrine neoplasia management is the identification of blood signatures that specifically define the activity of a cancer or local tumor microenvironment. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may represent such a candidate. To evaluate their clinical utility as biomarkers in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), we assessed their expression in tissue and blood. METHODS: A systematic review of PubMed was undertaken to identify studies investigating miRNAs in GEP-NETs and their utility as blood or tissue biomarkers...
March 22, 2018: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545970/a-new-combined-criterion-to-better-predict-malignant-lesions-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasms
#11
Chungen Lan, Xin Li, Xiuchao Wang, Jihui Hao, He Ren
Objective: Cystic lesions of the pancreas have been increasingly recognized. Some lesions exhibit benign behavior, while others have unequivocal malignant potential. Thus, accurate identification of malignancy in patients diagnosed with pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs) remains a major challenge. The aim of this study was to define a combined criterion to better predict malignant lesions in patients with PCNs. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 165 patients who underwent resection of PCNs from October 2011 to May 2017...
February 2018: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536430/neuroendocrine-neoplasm-of-pancreas-with-cystic-degeneration-mimicking-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm
#12
Uayporn Kaosombatwattana, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hiroki Kawashima, Eizaburo Ohno, Takuya Ishikawa, Hiroki Suhara, Hidemi Goto
Endoscopic ultrasound is increasingly being used for evaluation of pancreatic diseases and pancreatic tumors. Among various pancreatic cystic lesions, cystic degeneration of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm is of the challenge in making diagnosis. Although unique characteristic of each type of pancreatic cystic lesions has been proposed abundantly, typical morphology of cystic degeneration of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm is still unclear. We, herein, reported a case of 66-year-old woman who was incidentally found to have a cystic lesion in the tail of pancreas upon screening transabdominal ultrasonography...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529451/a-case-of-positive-68-ga-dotatoc-pet-ct-pancreatic-heterotopia-mimicking-an-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumor
#13
Alessandra Zilli, Ilaria Fanetti, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
Gallium-68 DOTA-peptide positron emission tomography/computed tomography (68 Ga-PET/CT) has emerged as a promising tool for the diagnosis and staging of gastro-entero-pancreatic neoplasms, thanks to its high sensitivity and specificity. Heterotopic pancreas, which is relatively rare, has never been reported as a possible cause of false positives of68 Ga-PET/CT. We report on the first case of a heterotopic pancreas showing pathological uptake at68 Ga-PET/CT, thus mimicking an intestinal neuroendocrine tumor...
March 6, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527619/how-should-incidental-nen-of-the-pancreas-and-gastrointestinal-tract-be-followed
#14
REVIEW
Riccardo Ariotti, Stefano Partelli, Francesca Muffatti, Valentina Andreasi, Francesca Della Sala, Massimo Falconi
Neuroendocrine gastro-entero-pancreatic neoplasms (GEP-NENs) constitute a heterogeneous group of tumors, whose incidence has increased over the years. The most frequent site for primary disease is the stomach followed by small and large intestine, and pancreas. In the last decade, a dramatic growing in the incidence of small, incidental GEP-NENs has been recorded. In parallel, an increasing attitude toward more conservative approaches instead of surgical management has being widely spreading. This is particularly true for small, asymptomatic, pancreatic NEN as for these tumor forms an active surveillance has proven to be safe and feasible...
March 12, 2018: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512793/gastrointestinal-neuro-endocrine-tumors-retrospective-study-of-36-cases
#15
Alia Zehani, Sarra Aloui, Ines Chelly, Slim Haouet, Nidhameddine Kchir
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the gastrointestinal tract are a heterogeneous group of tumors which have different malignant potential and evolution. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set up a new classification of gastrointestinal NETs in 2010. However, it does not evaluate the risk of malignancy for each tumor. AIM: To evaluate the prognostic impact of the WHO classification in 2010 by reclassifying the tumor according to new recommendations and to identify histoprognostic factors to better predict changes...
June 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503572/role-of-palliative-resection-of-the-primary-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-in-patients-with-unresectable-metastatic-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Bo Zhou, Canyang Zhan, Yuan Ding, Sheng Yan, Shusen Zheng
Background: Treatment for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) in patients with unresectable metastatic liver disease has long been a controversial issue. This systematic review aims to summarize the existing evidence concerning the value of primary tumor resection in this group of patients. Methods: A systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis were performed. The PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched to identify articles that compared palliative primary tumor resection and nonsurgical regimens in patients with PNETs and unresectable liver metastases...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501019/two-stage-resection-of-a-bilateral-pheochromocytoma-and-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-in-a-patient-with-von-hippel-lindau-disease-a-case-report
#17
Yutaka Endo, Minoru Kitago, Akira Miyajima, Isao Kurihara, Kaori Kameyama, Masahiro Shinoda, Hiroshi Yagi, Yuta Abe, Taizo Hibi, Chisato Takagi, Yutaka Nakano, Wataru Koizumi, Osamu Itano, Yuko Kitagawa
INTRODUCTION: von Hippel-Lindau disease (vHL disease) is a hereditary disease in which tumors and cysts develop in many organs, in association with central nervous system hemangioblastomas, pheochromocytomas, and pancreatic tumors. We herein report a case of vHL disease (type 2A) associated with bilateral pheochromocytomas, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET), and cerebellar hemangioblastomas treated via pancreatectomy after adrenalectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old woman presented with a cerebellar tumor, bilateral hypernephroma, and pancreatic tumor detected during a medical checkup...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480801/late-onset-of-biliopleural-fistula-following-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-a-case-report
#18
Edward Yi-Yung Yu, Fei-Shih Yang, Yu-Jen Chiu, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Chi-Cheng Lu, Jai-Sing Yang
Biliopleural fistula (BF) and formation of biliopleural effusion is a rare complication following percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). It occurs when the pleura is traversed by the catheter before entering the bile duct. Biliopleural fistula should be suspected when right side pleural effusion develops following the PTBD procedure. The diagnosis of biliopleural fistula is made when greenish pleural fluid with high concentration of bilirubin is aspirated. Here we present a case where a patient develops a biliopleural fistula following PTBD due to obstructive jaundice caused by neuroendocrine tumor of pancreas...
March 2018: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471608/-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-presenting-as-acute-pancreatitis
#19
Minjeong Kim, Jin Myung Park, Sung Joon Lee, Chang Don Kang, MyungHo Kang, Ji Hyun Kim, Seungkoo Lee, Seong Whi Cho
We report a case of acute pancreatitis secondary to pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. A 46-year old man presented with upper abdominal pain. The serum amylase and lipase were elevated. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography revealed a 1.7 cm sized mass at the pancreas body with a dilatation of the upstream pancreatic duct and mild infiltrations of peripancreatic fat. An endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy was performed for the pancreatic mass, but only necrotic tissue was observed on the pathologic examination...
February 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467239/frequency-and-consequence-of-the-recurrent-yy1-p-t372r-mutation-in-sporadic-insulinomas
#20
Vaishali I Parekh, Sita D Modali, James Welch, William Simonds, Lee Scott Weinstein, Electron Kebebew, Sunita K Agarwal
Extract: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs/pNETs/p-NETs/PanNETs) are rare endocrine neoplasms that can be either functioning tumors that secrete hormones characteristic of their endocrine cell of origin, or nonfunctioning tumors. The most common functioning PNETs are the insulin-secreting b-cell tumors (insulinomas) that are mainly sporadic, but may also occur in 10% of patients with the hereditary tumor syndrome multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) (OMIM ID: 131100). Patients with the MEN1 syndrome carry a heterozygous germline inactivating mutation in the MEN1 tumor suppressor gene and specific somatic loss of the normal MEN1 allele, leading to endocrine tumors mainly of the parathyroids, pituitary and pancreas (PNETs)...
February 21, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
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