Maria Cristina Conti Bellocchi
University of Verona
Internal medicineRadiologyMajor duodenal papillaEtiologySurgeryRetrospective cohort studyRandomized controlled trialBiopsyPancreatitisFine-needle aspirationIntraductal papillary mucinous neoplasmAcute pancreatitisEndoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographyPancreas divisumNeuroendocrine tumorsDiseaseSampling (medicine)MalignancyPancreatic ductPancreatic cancerEndoscopic ultrasoundPathogenesisPopulationRecurrent pancreatitisFine needle biopsyPancreatic sphincterotomyIn patientMedicineGastroenterology
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Background and Study Aims On contrast-enhanced imaging studies, nonhypovascular (i. e., isovascular and hypervascular) patterns can be observed in solid pancreatic lesions (SPLs) of different nature, prognosis, and management. We aimed to identify endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) features of nonhypovascular SPLs associated with malignancy/aggressiveness. The secondary aims were EUS tissue acquisition (EUS-TA) outcome and safety in this setting of patients. Patients and Methods This prospective observ...
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#2Serena AmmendolaH-Index: 2
Last. Erminia ManfrinH-Index: 25
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Abstract Background/objectives Studies comparing EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) with EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) for the evaluation of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are lacking. We aimed at comparing EUS-FNA with EUS-FNB in terms of Ki-67 proliferative index (PI) estimation capability, cellularity of the samples, and reliability of Ki-67 PI/tumor grading compared with surgical specimens. Methods Patients diagnosed with pNETs on EUS and/or surgical specimens we...
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Abstract Background We aimed to assess factors impacting the endoscopic minor papilla sphincterotomy (EMPS) success rate, clinical efficacy, and safety in a large cohort of patients with symptomatic pancreas divisum (PD). Methods Retrospective study including patients with PD referred to the Pancreas Institute of Verona from May 2009 to May 2020 to undergo EMPS. The whole population was analyzed to assess EMPS technical success, defined as the rate of deep cannulation of the dorsal duct. Patient...
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The interest for pancreatic neoplasm ablation under endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guidance has increased during the last decade because of technology advancement and availability of dedicated devices for thermal ablation. The most commonly used technique is radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Currently, three needle-electrodes and one "through-the-needle" probe are available. Published studies mainly demonstrated the feasibility and safety of the procedure. However, the role of EUS-RFA for the treatmen...
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Abstract Background and aims The aim of this study was to compare the performance of EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy using fork-tip (SharkCore, Medtronic, USA) or side-fenestrated (ProCore, Cook Medical, Limerick, Ireland) needles in patients with solid pancreatic lesions. Methods This is a randomized controlled study conducted in a single academic center, including patients who underwent sampling with the fork-tip or the side-fenestrated 22-gauge or 25-gauge needles. Three passes were performed, ...
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After a failed percutaneous ultrasound (US)-guided sampling, it is recommended that endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided tissue acquisition (TA) be performed for non-resectable solid pancreatic lesio...
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#1Giulia De Marchi (University of Verona)H-Index: 6
Last. Rachele Ciccocioppo (University of Verona)H-Index: 30
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Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare disorder whose association with coeliac disease (CD) has never been investigated, although CD patients display a high prevalence of both endocrine and exocrine pancreatic affections. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the frequency of CD in patients with AIP and in further medical pancreatic disorders. The screening for CD was carried out through the detection of tissue transglutaminase (tTG) autoantibodies in sera of patients retrospectively enrolled and di...
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#1Rachele Ciccocioppo (University of Verona)H-Index: 30
#2Simona Panelli (University of Milan)H-Index: 9
Last. Gino Roberto Corazza (UNIPV: University of Pavia)H-Index: 87
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Celiac disease (CD), the most common chronic enteropathy worldwide, is triggered and sustained by a dysregulated immune response to dietary gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Up to date either the role of environmental factors and the pathways leading to mucosal damage have been only partially unravelled. Therefore, we seized the unique opportunity to study a naturally-occurring experimental model of a family composed of both parents suffering from CD (one on a gluten-free diet) and ...
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