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What are Choledochoceles?
Choledochoceles are cystic dilatations of the intraduodenal portion of the common bile duct. They are often classified as Type III biliary cysts, but have distinct demographic and anatomic features, and a lower risk of malignancy than other types of choledochal … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged abdominal pain, bile duct, biliary, Cancer, Choledochoceles, cyst, cystic dilatation, nausea, neoplasm, Pancreas, pancreatitis, vomiting 3 Comments
What is the Best Treatment for Esophageal Adenocarcioma?
Patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) who receive endoscopic therapy survive as long as patients treated by surgery, according to the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Esophageal cancer is a highly fatal malignancy—approximate 19% of patients survive 5 years. … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged adenocarcinoma, EAC, esophageal cancer, esophagus, morbidity, mortality, neoplasm, risk factor, Surgery, survival, therapy, treatment 2 Comments
What to do About Gastric Polyps
When clinicians detect a gastric polyp during endoscopy, they are faced with many questions: does the polyp need to be excised, or can a biopsy sample be collected and analyzed? Which polyps should be biopsied? Should patients then be followed, … Continue reading
Can Imaging Identify the Most Dangerous Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms?
Endoscopic ultrasound can be used to identify cystic neoplasms of the pancreas that are most likely to become malignant, according to the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Mucus-producing cystic neoplasms of the pancreas, including intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged cysts, diagnostics, neoplasm, Pancreatic cancer, prognosis, radiology, risk factors, Screening, test, Tumor Leave a comment
Stem Cells Account for Different Fates of Adenomatous and Hyperplastic Polyps
Adenomatous polyps expand the pool of colon stem cells to become malignant, whereas hyperplastic polyps (HPPs) do not, and therefore remain benign, according to a study published in the September issue of Gastroenterology. Many colorectal cancers arise from adenomatous polyps, … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged adenomatous polyposis coli, BRAF, Cancer stem cell, cell cycle, cell growth, Colon Cancer, crypt, Genetics, KrasG12D, MEK, mouse model, neoplasm, oncogene, progression, proximal colon, rectal cancer, regulation, serrated, signal transduction, tumorigenesis Leave a comment