The value of 18 F-FDG PET/CT and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 in predicting lymph node micrometastases of pancreatic cancer

ConclusionPatients with pancreatic cancer with a tumor SUVmax ≥ 7.05 or a CA 19-9 value ≥ 240.55 are likely to have lymph node micrometastases.
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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In conclusion, the present case is an extremely rare occurrence of simultaneous multiple RDMs from PTC as the initial presentation.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The EUS and FNA are good tools to confirm malignancy and rule out benign treatable conditions like TB for any patient with a pancreatic mass suspicious for carcinoma. PMID: 31588486 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsPET/CT was useful for early detection of EPCs. The use of PET/CT for the early detection and treatment of EPCs with no symptoms can improve treatment outcomes.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONAwareness of the entity and use of ancillary techniques in making the pre-operative diagnosis could have saved the patient from an extensive surgical procedure.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Patients with associated invasive carcinoma from pancreatic ITPN may have presented a trend toward larger tumor size and dilated pancreatic duct with pancreatoliths, but the difference was not statistically significant. Further studies with a larger number of patients are needed to provide better insight into these findings. Pancreatic ITPN can show various atypical imaging findings as well as typical intraductal solid tumor on multimodality imaging. The presence of lesion multiplicity and synchronous or metachronous biliary cancer can be helpful for assisting with the diagnosis of pancreatic ITPN. PMID: 3...
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology : The Turkish Society of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Diagn Interv Radiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Metastases and lymphoma of the gallbladder are rare. Traditional imaging methods prior to cholecystectomy may miss gallbladder malignancies. A liberal approach of histopathological analysis of the gallbladder should be applied. PMID: 31035806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Conclusions The recent, first randomized clinical trial demonstrated overall and progression free survival benefits after SBRT to oligometastatic disease which supports prior retrospective case series (6). The spine is a common site of metastatic bone disease, and as high quality data continue to mature, along with completion of additional randomized clinical trials, it is expected that utility of SBRT to the spine will increase in the future. Spine SBRT is unique due to the requirement of sharp dose falloff to prevent serious neurologic morbidity. With recent advances in radiotherapy planning, robotic patient positionin...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions Several model systems are now available to characterize the MSC-tumour interplay in the TME. These offer early promise in establishing robust preclinical platforms for the identification of crucial molecular pathways and for the assessment of clinical efficacy of novel drugs to inhibit cancer development and progression. However, selection of the right model for a given study should be shaped on the purpose, and should also consider fixed biological, biochemical, and biophysical parameters according to the specific tumour type. Finally, in order to get reliable and useful results to be translated to the clinic...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionA differential diagnosis of digestive system neoplasm should be considered when a pregnant patient presents with gestational diabetes mellitus and disseminated intravascular coagulation, where the disseminated intravascular coagulation has no specific cause and cannot be readily resolved.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Rationale: Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (PACC) is a relatively rare malignancy of the exocrine pancreas. BRCA2, a cancer susceptibility gene, has been widely studied in breast and ovarian carcinomas as mutation carriers for this gene are at a high risk for cancer development. Olaparib, an oral poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, has been approved for the treatment of ovarian cancer with any BRCA 1/2 mutations. Herein, we report the first case of a germline BRCA2-mutated unresectable advanced PACC patient who responded well to olaparib treatment. Patient concerns: A 59-year-old male with...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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