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OBJECTIVE To analyze resectability and survival in patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma according to a proposed preoperative staging scheme that fully integrates local, tumor-related factors. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA In patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma, long-term survival depends critically on complete tumor resection. The current staging systems(More)
BACKGROUND Despite data suggesting a rising worldwide incidence, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC) remains an uncommon disease. This study analyzes changes in IHC frequency, demographics, and treatment outcome in a consecutive and single institutional cohort. METHODS Consecutive patients with confirmed IHC seen and treated over a 16-year period were(More)
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) are a rare but clinically important form of pancreatic neoplasia. To explore the genetic basis of PanNETs, we determined the exomic sequences of 10 nonfamilial PanNETs and then screened the most commonly mutated genes in 58 additional PanNETs. The most frequently mutated genes specify proteins implicated in(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) arise in most organs of the body and share many common pathologic features. However, a variety of different organ-specific systems have been developed for nomenclature, grading, and staging of NETs, causing much confusion. This review examines issues in the pathologic assessment of NETs that are common among primaries of(More)
We have examined the microscopic appearance, immunohistochemical staining properties, and clinical behavior of 28 cases of acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas. Two of the tumors occurred in children. The adult patients ranged in age from 40 to 81 years (mean, 62 years). Males greatly outnumbered females, and most of the patients were white. Presenting(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors reviewed the clinicopathologic characteristics of patients who underwent resection with curative intent for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas between 1983 and 1989. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Recent studies have demonstrated a reduction in the morbidity and mortality of pancreatic resection and improvement in the actuarial 5-year(More)
Background: Solid-pseudopapillary tumors (SPTs) of the pancreas have been reported as rare lesions with “low malignant potential” occurring mainly in young women. This study was designed to define the clinicopathological characteristics and the effect of surgical intervention. Methods: A retrospective review from January 1985 to July 2000 was performed.(More)
Approximately 130,000 cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) are diagnosed in the United States each year, and about 15% of these have a hereditary component. Two well-defined syndromes, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), account for up to 5% of the total new cases of CRC. Truncating APC mutations are(More)
Well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the stomach and pancreas represent 2 major subtypes of gastrointestinal NETs. Historically, there has been little consensus on the classification and management of patients with these tumor subtypes. We provide an overview of well-differentiated NETs of the stomach and pancreas and describe consensus(More)
Invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is an almost uniformly fatal disease. Several distinct noninvasive precursor lesions can give rise to invasive adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, and the prevention, detection, and treatment of these noninvasive lesions offers the potential to cure early pancreatic cancers. Noninvasive precursors of invasive ductal(More)