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Latest Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm Stories

2013-11-07 13:14:20

Group of four screening characteristics offers more reliable identification Researchers from the University of Missouri have found a more accurate laboratory method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The disease causes more than 38,000 deaths each year in the United States, and kills 94 percent of people with the illness within five years, according to the National Cancer Institute. "Pancreatic cancer can be difficult to...

Managing Diabetes Via Pancreas Removal
2012-08-30 06:15:13

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fatigue. Hunger. Weight loss. These are just a few of the symptoms related to diabetes. With the diagnosis of the disease, it can sometimes be difficult for patients to manage. However, researchers from the Mayo Clinic recently discovered that, after removal of the entire pancreas, patients can better control their diabetes. Before the procedure, these patients were identified as having cancer or precancerous cysts in the...

2012-04-04 14:28:43

Johns Hopkins-led research suggests endoscopic ultrasound best detects them A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins researchers have found that more than four in 10 people considered at high risk for hereditary pancreatic cancer have small pancreatic lesions long before they have any symptoms of the deadly disease. Moreover, they report, the frequency of the abnormal precancerous lesions increases with age and that ultrasound via endoscopy is better than MRI and significantly better...

2010-06-04 13:13:48

Detection and removal may lower cancer risk Working with researchers from the University of Michigan and Indiana University, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators have developed a method that could be used to predict whether pancreatic cysts are benign or are precursors to invasive cancer. More pancreatic cysts are being detected due to the widespread use of high resolution abdominal imaging. These advances in early detection, when coupled with the new findings, could result in...

2010-04-19 10:13:01

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas (IPMN) shows a wide spectrum of histological presentations, ranging from adenoma with mild atypia to adenocarcinoma. In general, branch duct IPMN develops slowly and has a comparatively good prognosis. However, in several studies, it became evident that IPMN is a disease that very frequently coexists with cancer. Several investigators have suggested that the prognosis of the IPMN is more closely related to coexisting diseases than IPMN...

2010-02-24 14:06:56

As a result of improved imaging technology, pancreatic cysts are increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic individuals who undergo scans for other reasons. And while most of these cysts follow a benign course, a small but significant number are either malignant at the time of diagnosis or have the potential to develop into pancreatic cancer during a patient's lifetime. The dilemma for both patient and clinician is determining which cysts to leave alone and which to surgically remove. Existing...

2010-02-03 16:43:47

The levels of an inflammatory chemokine were significantly elevated in patients with pancreatic cancer who were extremely obese, according to research conducted by scientists at the Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary and Related Cancers Center. They presented their data at the 5th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, held in San Antonio. Studies have shown that obesity is correlated with inflammation. Similarly, studies have also shown that inflammation contributes to the tumor progression of...

2010-01-15 17:53:50

It is reasonable to obtain a histological diagnosis before treating patients who have pancreatic masses and are unsuitable or unwilling to undergo surgery. As the pancreas is a deep seated organ surrounded by other vital structures, it is a challenge for the physician to obtain an adequate specimen for histological examination. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy of pancreatic masses has been proved to be a safe and effective method. However, if the hospital has no such facilities or patients...

2009-12-08 18:52:04

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a highly sensitive diagnostic method for the detection of small pancreatic carcinomas. Recently, there have been some reports describing the utility of contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CEH-EUS) which uses sonographic contrast agent for differentiation of a pancreatic mass. A research team from Japan reported a case of small adenocarcinoma of the pancreas distinct from branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) in which investigation by EUS...

2009-09-16 09:19:30

The intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) can evolve through all biological stages, from slight dysplasia to carcinoma. As one of the few surgically curable pancreatic tumors, accurate preoperative prediction of malignancy remains one of the major issues in the optimal treatment of IPMNs, and it also influences the outcome of the resection. A clinical research article to be published on August 28, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses the role of multi-detector row...