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Pancreas ultrasonography

Tsung-Kun Chang, Ching-Wen Huang, Cheng-Jen Ma, Wei-Chih Su, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Jaw-Yuan Wang
Gastric ectopic pancreas presenting as a submucosal tumour accounts for approximately 11% of all endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) examinations. Definitive diagnosis through endoscopy is difficult, even with EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy for histological examination. For symptomatic patients or those with uncertain diagnosis, complete surgical resection is the primary strategy for treatment and diagnosis. Herein, we report a case of gastric ectopic pancreas treated using robotic surgery.
February 18, 2019: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Yosuke Namba, Akihiko Oshita, Takashi Nishisaka, Maiko Namba, Tamito Sasaki, Yasuhiro Matsugu, Toshiyuki Itamoto
INTRODUCTION: A lymphoepithelial cyst (LEC) of the pancreas is a benign and rare lesion that is difficult to diagnose preoperatively based on imaging studies. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with weight loss and diarrhea. The serum carcinoembryonic antigen and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 levels were slightly elevated to 6.7 ng/mL (reference value <5.0 ng/mL) and 45 U/mL (reference value <37 U/mL), respectively...
January 30, 2019: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Makoto Fujii, Yuko Ohno, Makoto Yamada, Yoshihiro Kamada, Eiji Miyoshi
BACKGROUND: Although fat accumulation in human organs is associated with a variety of diseases, there is little evidence about the effect of a fatty pancreas on the development of subclinical chronic pancreatitis over the clinical course. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study from 2008 to 2014 of patients who underwent a medical checkup consultation for fat accumulated in the pancreas. Patients included in the analysis were divided into a non-fatty pancreas group (n = 9710) and fatty pancreas group (n = 223)...
February 7, 2019: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
Chonlada Krutsri, Tomohisa Iwai, Mitsuhiro Kida, Hiroshi Imaizumi, Toshihiro Kawano, Masayoshi Tadehara, Masafumi Watanabe, Kosuke Okuwaki, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Koizumi Wasaburo
Pancreatic granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare and making an imaging diagnosis of pancreatic GCT is difficult because it has no definite characteristics on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) owing to varying findings. We report about a 32-year-old woman who presented with an incidental finding of a pancreatic tumor with a past history of excision of a right forearm GCT nodule 12 years ago. CE-CT revealed a 23-mm-sized homogeneous low enhancement tumor in the arterial phase in the pancreatic body...
February 6, 2019: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Donal Cahill, Fernanda Zamboni, Maurice N Collins
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is characterized by hyperglycemia, owing to the loss of pancreatic β cells in response to an autoimmune reaction leading to a state of absolute insulin deficiency. T1DM treatment is shifting from exogenous insulin replacement therapy toward pancreatic β-cell replacement, to restore physiologically responsive insulin secretion to variations in blood glucose levels. β-cell replacement strategies include human whole pancreas transplantation, islet transplantation with cell encapsulation and bioengineered pancreas...
January 29, 2019: Academic Radiology
Koji Takada, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Ryosuke Amano, Wataru Goto, Yuka Asano, Go Ohira, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Kenjiro Kimura, Satoru Noda, Tsutomu Takashima, Naoyoshi Onoda, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
History of male breast cancer and pancreatic cancer are important for diagnosis of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome(HBOC), while advanced pancreatic cancer is reported to have metastasis to mammary gland tissue. A 67-year-old man visited a local hospital because fever and right hypochondrial pain. Computed tomography scan revealed pancreatic cancer with multiple liver metastasis and peritoneal metastasis. He was referred to our hospital for further evaluation and treatment. No particular family history of malignancy was formed...
December 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yoshiharu Masaki, Shinsuke Koshita, Yutaka Noda, Yoshihide Kanno, Takahisa Ogawa, Kaori Masu, Takashi Sawai, Kei Ito
PURPOSE: To elucidate predictive factors for malignant main duct type IPMN (MD-IPMN). METHODS: All 29 subjects had mural nodules (MNs) in the main pancreatic duct (MPD) on preoperative endoscopic ultrasonography and underwent surgery (19, malignant; 10, benign). Possible predictive factors for malignancy such as background, imaging, and histological factors including histological subtype (HS), were evaluated. RESULTS: Multivariate analysis revealed an MPD diameter of ≥12 mm (p = 0...
January 11, 2019: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Ahmad F Soliman, Mahmoud M Abouelkhair, Maha S Hasab Allah, Nabil M El-Kady, Wafaa M Ezzat, Haitham A Gabr, Ehab H Elsayed, Ahmed I Saleh, Amira Kamel
Background and aim: Imaging guided microwave ablation (MWA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a widely used method over recent years. Tumors close to the diaphragm, gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, pancreas, hepatic hilum and major bile duct or vessels are generally considered relative contraindications for microwave ablation. This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness and safety of ultrasonography-guided MWA in treating patients with HCC in difficult anatomical sites in comparison to those in conventional sites...
January 25, 2019: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Dhanraj S Raut, Dhananjay V Raje, Vithalrao P Dandge, Dinesh Singh
Objectives: This study aims at determining the normal pancreatic dimensions in pediatric age groups considering demographic parameters and thus developing percentile reference curves for normal pancreatic dimensions in Indian children. Setting and Design: It is a cross-sectional study. Materials and Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was planned at a children hospital during July 2016-December 2017, in which the pancreatic dimensions of 1078 normal children in the age range of 1 month to 19 years were obtained through abdominal ultrasonography (USG)...
October 2018: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Pietro Calcagno, Marco Lotti, Luca Campanati, Salvatore Greco, Rosangela Trezzi, Andrea Assolari, Elisa Vaterlini, Cristina Bertani, Niccolò Allievi, Michela Giulii Capponi
Ectopic pancreas is a rare embryological abnormality apparently not in association with others. Stomach and duodenum are the most common organs involved. Symptoms are nonspecific. Patients may complain of dyspepsia, abdominal pain or intestinal obstruction. Malignant evolution of ectopic pancreatic cells has been reported. Diagnosis can be very challenging due to the rarity of the disease and the absence of specific symptoms and radiological findings. We report two cases of young-adult men admitted to the emergency department due to acute upper gastro-intestinal and pancreatic symptoms...
November 8, 2018: Curēus
Jisong Li, Xiaodong Tian, Mangju Wang, Wei Liu, Xiaochao Guo, Ke Wang, Lin Nong, Wei Wang, Yinmo Yang
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a T cell subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Typically, lymphoma rarely infiltrates vascular structure. In this article, we present a case of retroperitoneal ALK-positive ALCL with splenic venous tumor thrombosis. A 62-year-old patient presented to our institute with the symptoms of epigastric pain, abdominal distension, and reduced bowel movement. Physical examination indicated no enlarged peripheral lymph nodes or abdominal mass...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
S Sallapan, N Z Abu Bakar, R Jarmin, N Masir, F Mohammed
INTRODUCTION: Primary pancreatic lymphomas are extremely rare. Clinically, primary pancreatic lymphoma mimics symptoms of carcinoma of the pancreatic head. Clinical and radiological features may overlap with other pancreatic conditions such as carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumours and autoimmune pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 75-year-old man who presented with symptoms of obstructive jaundice. Ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) showed an ill-defined lobulated soft tissue lesion at the head/uncinate process of the pancreas measuring 4...
December 2018: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
Marco Di Serafino, Valerio Vitale, Rosa Severino, Luigi Barbuto, Norberto Vezzali, Federica Ferro, Eugenio Rossi, Maria Grazia Caprio, Valeria Raia, Gianfranco Vallone
The pancreas is easily investigated in children thanks to the relative lack of fat tissue and the large left hepatic lobe with an optimal acoustic window. The use of high frequency, even linear transducers, usually results in detailed images of all pancreatic areas. A wide spectrum of pancreatic pathologic conditions can be identified and monitored at ultrasound although they are relatively uncommon during childhood compared to the adult. In this paper we briefly review the anatomy, technique, and sonographic aspects of normal and pathological pediatric pancreas...
December 14, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound
John M French, David C Twedt, Sangeeta Rao, Angela J Marolf
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis in dogs is an under-diagnosed disease. Current diagnostic methods are insufficient at identifying sequelae and lack prognostic capability. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is accurate for diagnosis and prognostication of pancreatitis in humans. OBJECTIVES: In comparison to ultrasound (US), CTA will (1) better diagnose more severe pancreatitis and sequelae and (2) provide assessment of patient outcome by identification of pancreatic contrast enhancement patterns...
December 11, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Ki Byung Song, Jaewoo Kwon, Young-Joo Lee, Dae Wook Hwang, Jae Hoon Lee, Sang Hyun Shin, Myung-Hwan Kim, Sung Koo Lee, Dong-Wan Seo, Sang Soo Lee, Do Hyun Park, Tae Jun Song, Guisuk Park, Yejong Park, Seung Jae Lee, Song Cheol Kim
BACKGROUND: Recently, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) has become the standard procedure for resection of left-sided pancreatic tumors. Fluid collection (FC) at the resection margin of the pancreatic stump after LDP is a frequent radiological finding. However, there have been few treatment guidelines and the optimal management for this clinical finding is unclear. The aim of present study is to define the incidence of FC and suggest the optimal management for FC after LDP. METHODS: A total of 1227 patients who underwent LDP between March 2005 and December 2015 were collected...
December 7, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Marwa Elhady, Amira Aly Ahmed Mahmoud Elazab, Karima Abdelfattah Bahagat, Naglaa Abdelmoneam Abdallah, Gamil El-Sayed Ibrahim
Background Ectopic visceral fat is a major risk factor for obesity complications including insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Ultrasonography is a simple bedside screening tool used for the assessment of ectopic visceral fat including fatty pancreas. This study investigates the association between insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and fatty pancreas detected by ultrasound in children with obesity. Methods This case-control study included 50 prepubertal obese (body mass index [BMI] ≥95th age- and sex-specific percentiles) and 30 lean children (BMI 5th-85th age- and sex-specific percentiles) as the control group...
December 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Edson Gonçalves Ferreira Junior, Philippos Apolinario Costa, Larissa Melo Freire Golveia Silveira, Rafael Valois Vieira, Hugo Alessi Lima Martins Soares, Bruna Menon Loureiro, Nayane Carolina Pertile Salvioni, Jose Roberto Coelho Ferreira Rocha
INTRODUCTION: Castleman disease (CD) is a rare polyclonal lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology, which usually develops in the mediastinum. It can also occur in the cervical, retroperitoneal and axillary regions. Localized pancreatic CD is quite rare [1]. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The authors herein present a case of a 34 years old female that was diagnosed during a symptomatic cholelithiasis evaluation. During the evaluation, an abdominal ultrasonography revealed a tumor at the head of the pancreas, which went on to generate a dilatation of the extrahepatic bile ducts...
November 20, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Zdravko Štor, Jurij Hanžel
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis and management of upper gastrointestinal tract submucosal tumours can be challenging due to the difficulties with adequate pre-operative characterization and tissue sampling. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: A 61-year-old female patient underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy because of epigastric pain and episodic vomiting. A submucosal tumour was found along the greater curvature in the antrum. On endoscopic ultrasound, the mass was suspected to be a gastrointestinal stromal tumour...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hatice Akkaya, Barış Büke, Gülsüm Uysal
AIM: To determine whether fetal pancreatic echogenicity assessment is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in a cohort of 160 pregnant women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies. Fetal ultrasonography was performed between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation for conventional fetal biometry. Based on their pancreatic sonogram results, subjects were divided into two groups ie hyperechogenic pancreas group and iso-moderate echogenic pancreas group...
November 20, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Masayuki Kitano, Takeichi Yoshida, Masahiro Itonaga, Takashi Tamura, Keiichi Hatamaru, Yasunobu Yamashita
Accumulated evidence has revealed that endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has had a great impact on the clinical evaluation of pancreatic cancers. EUS can provide high-resolution images of the pancreas with a quality regarded as far surpassing that achieved on transabdominal ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). EUS is particularly useful for the detection of small pancreatic lesions, while EUS and its related techniques such as contrast-enhanced EUS (CE-EUS), EUS elastography, and EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) are also useful in the differential diagnosis of solid or cystic pancreatic lesions and the staging (T-staging, N-staging, and M-staging) of pancreatic cancers...
November 7, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
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