Colonic Wall Thickening Reported in Abdominal CT: Does It Always Imply Malignancy?
Conclusion: A combined evaluation of Hb, NLR, and MPV values in patients with CWT in abdominal CT examination may contribute to the separation of benign and malignant pathologies. PMID: 31933628 [PubMed]
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Reports of Practical Oncology &Radiotherapy, Volume 24, Issue 6Author(s): Haruka Oi, Satoshi Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Kono, Yukiyoshi MasakiAbstractLymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is histologically similar in form to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and is an epithelial tumor that is suggested to be involved in infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but it is rare to occur in the colon. A 35-year-old woman was found to have a rectal wall thickening by follow-up computed tomography (CT) image after sigmoidectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy. Biopsy under colonos...
ConclusionRCC rarely metastases to the colon but may occur years after curative resection. Therefore, RCC patients should be closely followed for the long term. In case of isolated metastasis, long-term survival can be achieved with R0 resection.
ConclusionsAlthough liver metastasis should be the first provisional diagnosis in patients with advanced colon cancer, retroperitoneal schwannoma should also be suspected in the differential diagnosis of possible liver lesions.
In conclusion, a case of synchronous existence of colon cancer, DLBCL, and MDS is reported, which suggests that careful attention should be paid clinically to checking the state of bone marrow for elderly cancer patients. Efforts are also needed to establish an effective system for distinguishing the origin of multi-existent cancers and to develop effective therapeutic regimens for multi-existent cancers with fewer side effects.
In conclusion, comprehensive awareness of the development of PLA is needed in ESD cases. PMID: 31357750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionValdoni technique allows the surgeon to keep the operating field clean. It is a valid alternative when the surgeons have to make a colonic anastomosis, doing open surgery.
Rationale: There is an association between the presence of neuroendocrine neoplasms and incremented risk to develop second primary malignancies. This risk is estimated to be 17%. The most common secondary neoplasms were found in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary tracts. Patient concerns: A 74-year-old Caucasian patient with melaena came to our observation in June 2015. The Esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy exam found a polypoid formation in the duodenal bulb. Histopathological examination showed a well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasm (G1). Diagnosis: During the follow up for the neuroendocrine neoplasm, a CT...
ConclusionIn low income countries, intestinal actinomycosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of abdominal masses and chronic inflammatory processes, patient prognosis with proper management is excellent.ResumoIntroduçãoA actinomicose é uma doença infecciosa rara que acomete órgãos abdominais, simula doença oncológica e dificilmente causa de obstrução intestinal.SintomasPaciente do sexo masculino, 43 anos, com quadro de dor abdominal esquerda por dois meses, associado ao surgimento de massa e perda de peso de 8 kg, sem febre ou alte...
CONCLUSIONRobotic assistance may allow to perform colorectal resection safely and with low risk also in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
Purpose: Residual faecal material, poor insufflation, complex diverticular disease, segmental colitis and spasm can mimic tumours on diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT). We aim to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of focused ultrasound (US) in characterisation of colonic pathology in patients following abdominal CT and CT colonography (CTC). US is used in our service to allow patients to proceed direct to surgery without confirmatory colonoscopy.