This multicenter study examines the preoperative risk factors for malignancy in resected mucinous cystic neoplasms and assesses outcomes of mucinous cystic neoplasm–associated adenocarcinoma.
This study of medical records in a prospectively maintained database identifies factors associated with survival in patients with periampullary adenocarcinomas and compares survival between those having intestinal-type or pancreaticobiliary-type cancers originating from the duodenum, ampulla, or distal common bile duct with those having pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
A pregnant woman in her 30s in the first trimester was evaluated for incidentally detected anemia. At colonoscopy, she was found to have a 3 × 4-cm ulceroproliferative lesion in the rectum 7 cm from the anal verge. A biopsy specimen was reported as moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. No other lesion was found in the rest of colon. What is your diagnosis?
This retrospective review of data indicates that the survival outcome in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer is associated with lymph node count rather than with cancer program classification.
In a retrospective review of the National Cancer Data Base, 1998-2007, Russell and coauthors identify treatment-related factors associated with hospital margin-positive resection and develop a tool that could be used by individual hospitals to assess their outcomes based on their unique mix of patient and tumor characteristics. See the invited critique by Fleshman.