Obstructive left side colon cancer: time for a tailored operative approach?

CONCLUSIONS: The various options of treatment should have different indications: primary anastomosis in stable patients, Hartmann in critical cases, SEMS for palliative intent and stoma when neo-adjuvant therapy is needed. PMID: 32456396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research

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We present the case of an 85-year-old female with a history of colon cancer in 2004 treated with surgery, who 14 years later develop dysphonia and dysphagia associated to an elevation of carcinoembryonic antigen. A pathologic thyroid mass was evidenced in a positron emission tomography-computed tomography. The colorectal origin of the mass was confirmed with a biopsy. The patient received surgical treatment doing the right hemithyroidectomy. This entity must be suspected in patients with oncological history and a new thyroid nodule. Surgery is a therapeutic option with either curative or palliative intent. PMID: 32567...
Source: Cirugia y Cirujanos - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cir Cir Source Type: research
Conditions:   Metastatic Colon Cancer;   Surgery Interventions:   Procedure: resection of primary tumor;   Drug: XELOX;   Drug: mFOLFOX6 Sponsor:   Fudan University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Self-expandable stents for obstructing colorectal cancer offer an alternative palliative option to operative management. However, stent obstruction from tumor invasion decreases the stent patency and increases the rates of reintervention. Here, we developed a novel gold nanoparticle (GN) coated self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) for local heating induced suppression of tumor growth. The effectiveness was investigated in an orthotopic mouse model of human colon cancer.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Poster abstracts Source Type: research
Endoscopy DOI: 10.1055/a-1140-3017The following recommendations should only be applied after a thorough diagnostic evaluation including a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan. 1 ESGE recommends colonic stenting to be reserved for patients with clinical symptoms and radiological signs of malignant large-bowel obstruction, without signs of perforation. ESGE does not recommend prophylactic stent placement.Strong recommendation, low quality evidence. 2 ESGE recommends stenting as a bridge to surgery to be discussed, within a shared decision-making process, as a treatment option in patients with potentially cur...
Source: Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Guideline Source Type: research
Antiangiogenic agents, such as ramucirumab, should be cautiously administered along with radiotherapy because of the enhanced risk of adverse events. AbstractAntiangiogenic agents, such as ramucirumab, should be cautiously administered along with radiotherapy because of the enhanced risk of adverse events.
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
ConclusionsSEMS placement with interval colon resection for obstructive neoplastic strictures seems to provide similar long-term oncologic outcomes to operations performed in an elective setting when a low rate of technical failure is achieved.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Early clinical results are encouraging, but tumor-specific, prospective, randomized trials are needed to compare pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy to systemic chemotherapy. This method has yet to be introduced to the United States. It is another therapeutic option for patients with peritoneal metastases and will broaden the patient base for future clinical trials.
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Current Status Source Type: research
ConclusionsSegmental left colectomy for splenic flexure carcinoma is associated with reasonably low morbidity and very good functional results. However, survival rates are low.
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: These studies suggest that in addition to its role as a palliative therapeutic modality, RFA may have clinical potential as an immune-adjuvant therapy by augmenting the efficacy of adoptive T cell therapy. PMID: 31795828 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
Conclusions: In patients with two cancers, lung cancer is usually the second event, presumably due to comorbidity, survival and our unique population e.g. radical vs adjuvant or palliative intent. The commonest first cancers were breast and prostate. Prostate, bladder and colon cancer developed lung cancer earlier than breast cancer. These data help to inform which cancer types are likely to develop lung cancer and influence tumour surveillance strategies.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung cancer Source Type: research
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