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1 Pancreatic hamartomas occur extremely rarely. They may appear as solid masses or cystic forms and should be regarded as malformations rather than neoplasms [1]. Due to absence of characteristic differential features they may be clinically and radiologically mistaken for a malignancy [2]. Misinterpretation of hamartoma as a true neoplasm may result in(More)
INTRODUCTION Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer. Although VEGF has been shown to be a probable marker for poor prognosis, the VEGF concentration in portal blood has not yet been clinically reported in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The aim of the study was to measure VEGF-A portal blood concentration in(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic background of Riedel's thyroiditis remains unknown. Herein, we describe our results of studies on genes expression levels in Riedel's thyroiditis. CASE REPORT AND GENETIC FINDINGS We report the case of 48-year old woman with Riedel's thyroiditis who has presented unusual course of disease with non-specific cervical discomfort, though as(More)
Background. Proper diagnosis of pancreatic lesion etiology is a challenging clinical dilemma. Studies suggest that surgery for suspected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) reveals a benign lesion in 5% to 13% of cases. The aim of our study was to assess whether routinely used biomarkers such as CA19-9, Ca125, Ca15-3, and CEA, when combined, can(More)
UNLABELLED Solid pseudopapillary tumour is a rare indolent neoplasm of the pancreas (< 2% of exocrine pancreatic tumours), which predominantly affects young women at reproductive age, without significant clinical symptoms. We report a case of a 20-year-old Caucasian female who presented with upper abdominal pain of one-year duration. Ultrasound scans of the(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Nowadays, the increasing number of oncologic patients with liver or pancreatic tumours are subjected to surgical treatment, as it can provide a long-term survival or sometimes cure. As a result, numerous new clinical questions regarding metabolic disturbances in these patients have been arisen. Among others, the impact of the(More)
PURPOSE This single center prospective cohort study evaluated the influence of hemihepatectomy on glucose homeostasis. METHODS The study included 30 patients undergoing hemihepatectomy. All patients underwent an oral 75 g glucose tolerance test before (baseline), 1 week and 1 month after the surgery. Plasma glucose, insulin and glucagon were measured in(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Actual lymphatic drainage of pancreatic body neoplasms and the proper extent of lymphadenectomy remain unknown. The aim of the study was to define the exact lymphatic draining pattern using the dye mapping method. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study enrolled patients who were operated on for tumor of the pancreatic body in the Department of(More)
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