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Ancillary tests in the diagnosis of liver and pancreatic neoplasms include a wide array of immunostains and molecular diagnostic tests, and the selection of tests is based on the differential diagnosis. This review discusses ancillary tests in the diagnosis of liver tumors, including benign and malignant primary tumors as well as metastatic tumors to the liver. In addition, ancillary tests for the diagnosis of both solid and cystic pancreatic neoplasms, including molecular tests in these lesions are also reviewed.
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Name: Cancer cytopathology
To predict metachronous liver metastasis after pancreatectomy for pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (Pan-NENs).
A series of metastatic breast carcinoma (MBC) mimicking visceral well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms has not previously been reported. We identified five consultation cases originally submitt...
The cytologic diagnosis of soft tissue neoplasms has undergone many advances due to the development of numerous useful immunohistochemical markers and molecular assays that target specific molecular a...
Salivary gland cytology is challenging, and historically the role of ancillary testing has been limited. However, numerous molecular/genetic advances in the understanding of salivary gland neoplasms d...
Ancillary testing is absolutely integral to the correct recognition and classification of lymphoid neoplasms as procured with the fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy technique. In patients with a newl...
Radiofrequency ablation has been used for treatment of solid neoplasms of the liver, lung, kidney and adrenal. Recently, EUS-guided RFA has become available and the device allows EUS-guide...
Diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis is challenging as specific tests for detection of fibrosis in pediatric Cystic Fibrosis associated liver disease (CFALD) have not been developed and existing ...
RATIONALE: Surgery may be an effective way to treat pancreatic neoplasms. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well surgery works in treating patients with resectable pancreatic n...
A single institutional study of Pancreatic Endocrine Neoplasms over 18 years.
The specific aims of this study are (1) to determine the clinical phenotypes and natural history of hepatic RC and FAO disorders, (2) to determine the correlation between genotype and phen...
Tests based on the biochemistry and physiology of the exocrine pancreas and involving analysis of blood, duodenal contents, feces, or urine for products of pancreatic secretion.
Blood tests that are used to evaluate how well a patient's liver is working and also to help diagnose liver conditions.
A collective term for precoordinated organ/neoplasm headings locating neoplasms by organ, as BRAIN NEOPLASMS; DUODENAL NEOPLASMS; LIVER NEOPLASMS; etc.
Projective tests utilizing ink blots to which a subject responds. They are used in personality diagnosis.
Tests involving inhalation of allergens (nebulized or in dust form), nebulized pharmacologically active solutions (e.g., histamine, methacholine), or control solutions, followed by assessment of respiratory function. These tests are used in the diagnosis of asthma.
Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...
The pancreas secretes a number of important hormones into the digestive tract and the blood stream. Cancers are most commonly exocrine than endocrine (neuroendocrine) tumors. Functional tumors secrete hormones; Insulinoma, Gastrinoma, Somatostatinoma, VI...
Pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas caused by the release of activated pancreatic enzymes. Common triggers are biliary tract disease and chronic heavy alcohol intake. Diagnosis is based on clinical presentation...