Case of pancreatic metastasis from colon cancer in which cell block using the Trefle® endoscopic scraper enables differential diagnosis from pancreatic cancer
Akihisa Kato, Itaru Naitoh, Kazuki Hayashi, Katsuyuki Miyabe, Michihiro Yoshida, Yasuki Hori, Makoto Natsume, Naruomi Jinno, Takashi Joh, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan
Hiroyuki Kato, Satoru Takahashi, Department of Experimental Pathology and Tumor Biology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan
Takeshi Yanagita, Shuji Takiguchi, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan
Author contributions: Kato A and Naitoh I mainly designed this concept and drafted the article; Miyabe K, Yoshida M, Hori Y, Natsume M, Jinno N and Yanagita T performed the treatment for the patient and provided data involved in clinical course; Kato H and Takahashi S performed histological evaluation and provided data involved in immunohistochemistry; Hayashi K and Takiguchi S revised the article for important intellectual content; Joh T gave a final approval of the article.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient.
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Correspondence to: Itaru Naitoh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 5, 2017
Peer-review started: December 5, 2017
First decision: January 3, 2018
Revised: January 9, 2018
Accepted: February 3, 2018
Article in press: February 3, 2018
Published online: March 15, 2018