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  • Tomoko Ogawa, Shuji Isaji, Tadashi Yabana
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    ABSTRACT: A 50-yr-old Japanese man was found to have a hypoechoic mass 3 cm in diameter in the pancreatic head on an ultrasonography (US) examination without symptoms. A computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a 3-cm solid mass in the pancreatic head, and it was more clearly delineated as a low-density area on enhanced CT. Angiography showed a tumorlike stain, 3 cm in size, in the pancreatic head. The preoperative diagnosis was “special type of pancreatic tumor such as acinar cell carcinoma or non-functioning islet cell tumor.” The patient was treated by pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy. Histological, immunohistochemical, and electron-microscopic studies of the surgical specimen led to a definitive diagnosis of a mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma. The patient is currently well, with no signs of tumor recurrence, 18 mo after the operation. Our search of the Japanese and English-language literature retrieved only 15 welldocumented cases of mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma. Imaging in the reported cases revealed features of either acinar cell carcinoma or islet cell tumor, or both, which can may be detected even in small tumors more easily than conventional invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas because the detectability of this rare tumor on US and CT seems to be good.
    International Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer 04/2012; 27(3):249-257.
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    ABSTRACT: Primary malignant lymphoma of the breast is rare, and Burkitt's lymphoma is especially rare. We report the case of a 44-year-old woman in whom Burkitt's lymphoma involving both breasts was diagnosed. The patient was referred to our hospital because of a diffuse, firm swelling, like a bulky ball, in both breasts. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of both breast masses revealed malignant lymphoma(ML), and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was diagnosed based on the results of immunohistochemical studies of a core needle biopsy specimen. The gallium scan revealed very hot lesions in both breasts, but there was no evidence of disseminated disease. We instituted initial therapy, with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) plus intrathecal chemotherapy without performing a chromosome analysis, because the clinical course was very aggressive. A CR was achieved, but after eight cycles of CHOP therapy, the ML relapsed. We then resected the mass in the left breast, and when examination of the surgical specimen revealed relapse of ML and t (8;11) (q24;q32) translocation, Burkitt's lymphoma was diagnosed. High-dose chemotherapy followed by peripheral-blood stem cell transplantation was performed, but the patient died 10 months after her initial presentation at our hospital.
    Breast Cancer 02/2005; 12(3):234-7. · 1.33 Impact Factor