Browsing by Subject "CHOLEDOCHAL CYSTS"

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  • Kettunen, Jarno L. T.; Parviainen, Helka; Miettinen, Päivi J.; Färkkilä, Martti; Tamminen, Marjo; Salonen, Pia; Lantto, Eila; Tuomi, Tiinamaija (2017)
    Context: The clinical spectrum of organogenetic anomalies associated with HNF1B mutations is heterogeneous. Besides cystic kidney disease, diabetes, and various other manifestations, odd cases of mainly neonatal and posttransplantation cholestasis have been described. The biliary phenotype is incompletely defined. Objective: To systematically characterize HNF1B-related anomalies in the bile ducts by imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). Setting and Patients: Fourteen patients with HNF1B mutations in the catchment area of the Helsinki University Hospital were evaluated with upper abdominal MRI and MRCP. Blood samples and clinical history provided supplemental data on the individual phenotype. Main Outcome Measure(s): Structural anomalies in the biliary system, medical history of cholestasis, other findings in abdominal organs, diabetes and antihyperglycemic treatment, hypomagnesemia, and hyperuricemia. Results: Structural anomalies of the bile ducts were found in seven of 14 patients (50%). Six patients had choledochal cysts, which are generally considered premalignant. Conclusions: Structural anomalies of the biliary system were common in HNF1B mutation carriers. The malignant potential of HNF1B-associated choledochal cysts warrants further studies.
  • Hyvärinen, I.; Hukkinen, M.; Kivisaari, R.; Parviainen, H.; Nordin, A.; Pakarinen, M. P. (2019)
    Aim: The incidence of pancreaticobiliary maljunction is thought to approximate 1:100,000 within Western populations. We aimed to study the significance of pancreaticobiliary maljunction in biliary tract malignancies. Methods: Medical records and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography images of 252 consecutive patients treated for biliary malignancies during 2005-2016 were reviewed. Patients with other known risk factors for biliary cancers (n = 27) were excluded. A common pancreaticobiliary channel measuring > 10 mm outside the duodenal wall was defined as pancreaticobiliary maljunction. Main Results: Of the 225 patients, a reliably interpretable preoperative magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography was available for 73 (32%). Sex (47% vs 57% females) and age at diagnosis (67 vs 66 years) were similar among patients with or without an magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (p = ns for both). In magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, a pancreaticobiliary maljunction with a median length of 20 mm (range 10-23 mm) was identified in four patients (5.5%, 95% confidence interval 1.6-14), while none had evident accompanying biliary tree dilatation. Pancreaticobiliary maljunction patients were significantly more often females (100% vs 43%, p = 0.043), less likely to have intrahepatic bile duct cancer (0% vs 65%, p = 0.019) while more likely to have gallbladder cancer (75% vs 22%, p = 0.044) compared to the others. Age at diagnosis (66 vs 67 years, p = 0.898), extrahepatic bile duct cancer incidence (25% vs 13%, p = 0.453), and survival status at last follow-up (50% vs 42% alive, p = 1.000) were comparable between the subgroups. Conclusion: The prevalence of pancreaticobiliary maljunction is substantially higher in adults with biliary malignancies than one would expect based on its incidence, reinforcing the etiologic role of pancreaticobiliary maljunction especially in females with gallbladder cancer.