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Gallbladder surgery

Lingfu Zhang, Chunsheng Hou, Zhi Xu, Lixin Wang, Xiaofeng Ling, Dianrong Xiu
Objective: Although laparoscopic treatment of gallbladder cancer (GBC) has been explored in the last decade, long-term results are still rare. This study evaluates long-term results of intended laparoscopic treatment for suspected GBC confined to the gallbladder wall, based on our experience over 10 years. Methods: Between August 2006 and December 2015, 164 patients with suspected GBC confined to the wall were enrolled in the protocol for laparoscopic surgery. The process for GBC treatment was analyzed to evaluate the feasibility of computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with frozen-section examination in identifying GBC confined to the wall...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
Jin Hong Lim, Jae Uk Chong, Sung Hoon Kim, Seung Woo Park, Jin Sub Choi, Woo Jung Lee, Kyung Sik Kim
Backgrounds/Aims: Routine bile duct resection as part of the typical oncological resection for patients with advanced gallbladder cancer remains controversial with regard to, ultimately, curative value. The aim of this study was to compare oncological outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for gallbladder cancer with or without bile duct resection. Methods: We recruited, for the purpose of this study, all patients who underwent surgical resection for T2 and T3 gallbladder cancer at Severance hospital, Seoul, Korea, during the period January 2000 and December of 2011...
February 2018: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Ashish Singh, Abhimanyu Kapoor, Rajneesh Kumar Singh, Anand Prakash, Anu Behari, Ashok Kumar, Vinay Kumar Kapoor, Rajan Saxena
Backgrounds/Aims: A residual gallbladder (RGB) following a partial/subtotal cholecystectomy may cause symptoms that require its removal. We present our large study regarding the problem of a RGB over a 15 year period. Methods: This study involved a retrospective analysis of patients managed for symptomatic RGB from January 2000 to December 2015. Results: A RGB was observed in 93 patients, who had a median age of 45 (25-70) years, and were comprised of 69 (74...
February 2018: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
César Muñoz Castro, Sergio Pacheco Santibañez, Tomás Contreras Rivas, Nicolás Jarufe Cassis
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a rare tumor in developed countries. Chile has one of the highest incidences worldwide. For patients affected by resectable T1b or more advanced GBC, radical cholecystectomy (RC) is considered the standard therapy. Our aim is to describe the surgical technique and clinical-pathological results of patients undergoing totally laparoscopic radical resection of GBC. METHODS: Patients undergo laparoscopic radical resection for primary and incidental GBC, between the years 2009 and 2016 in two centers from Chile...
March 8, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Lang Xu, Yuhua Lu, Qian Liu
We propose a novel method to simulate soft tissue deformation for virtual surgery applications. The method considers the mechanical properties of soft tissue, such as its viscoelasticity, nonlinearity and incompressibility; its speed, stability and accuracy also meet the requirements for a surgery simulator. Modifying the traditional equation for mass spring dampers (MSD) introduces nonlinearity and viscoelasticity into the calculation of elastic force. Then, the elastic force is used in the constraint projection step for naturally reducing constraint potential...
February 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Aldo Bove, Raffaella Maria Di Renzo, Gino Palone, Domenica Testa, Valentina Malerba, Giuseppe Bongarzoni
While laparoscopic cholecystectomy is generally accepted as the treatment of choice for simple gallbladder stones, in cases in which common bile duct stones are also present, clinical and diagnostic elements, along with intraoperative findings, define the optimal means of treatment. All available options must be accessible to the surgical team which must necessarily be multidisciplinary and include a surgeon, an endoscopist, and a radiologist in order to identify the best option for a truly personalized surgery...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Paula Fluxá, Daniel Rojas-Sepúlveda, María Alejandra Gleisner, Andrés Tittarelli, Pablo Villegas, Loreto Tapia, María Teresa Rivera, Mercedes Natalia López, Felipe Catán, Mario Uribe, Flavio Salazar-Onfray
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer (GBC), although infrequent in industrialized countries, has high incidence rates in certain world regions, being a leading cause of death among elderly Chilean women. Surgery is the only effective treatment, and a five-year survival rate of advanced-stage patients is less than 10%. Hence, exploring immunotherapy is relevant, although GBC immunogenicity is poorly understood. This study examined the relationship between the host immune response and GBC patient survival based on the presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes at different disease stages...
March 2, 2018: BMC Cancer
John R Bergquist, Harsh N Shah, Elizabeth B Habermann, Matthew C Hernandez, Tommy Ivanics, Michael L Kendrick, Rory L Smoot, David M Nagorney, Mitesh J Borad, Robert R McWilliams, Mark J Truty
BACKGROUND: Ideal oncologic management of gallbladder carcinoma (GBCA) after complete surgical resection is unclear. We sought to define benefit of post-resection adjuvant systemic chemotherapy alone in T2 or greater gallbladder carcinoma utilising a large national dataset. STUDY DESIGN: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) 2004-2012 cohort was retrospectively reviewed for patients with GBCA (T2+) undergoing curative-intent resection and surviving at least 6 weeks...
February 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Paola Di Carlo, Nicola Serra, Gaspare Gulotta, Anna Giammanco, Claudia Colomba, Giuseppina Melfa, Teresa Fasciana, Consolato Sergi
Bile is a lipid-rich sterile solution produced in the liver that can be infected resulting in bactibilia. A higher incidence of postoperative infectious complications has been seen in patients with bactibilia. Recently, gram-negative bacteria have been linked to a tumor-associated inflammatory status. This study is a retrospective cohort study of 39 patients, who are over 80 years of age only (53.85% males and 46.15% females), hospitalized with diseases of the biliopancreatic system in one teaching hospital in Italy from January 2011 to December 2012 with a follow-up of 5 years...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Edward Yi-Yung Yu, Fei-Shih Yang, Yu-Jen Chiu, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Chi-Cheng Lu, Jai-Sing Yang
Biliopleural fistula (BF) and formation of biliopleural effusion is a rare complication following percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). It occurs when the pleura is traversed by the catheter before entering the bile duct. Biliopleural fistula should be suspected when right side pleural effusion develops following the PTBD procedure. The diagnosis of biliopleural fistula is made when greenish pleural fluid with high concentration of bilirubin is aspirated. Here we present a case where a patient develops a biliopleural fistula following PTBD due to obstructive jaundice caused by neuroendocrine tumor of pancreas...
March 2018: BioMedicine
Jessie M Wu, Abed M Zaitoun
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a rare vascular anomaly characterized by an abnormally large and tortuous submucosal arteriole leading to an area of mucosal defect with minimal inflammation. It is most often seen in the stomach but could occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Only five cases of gallbladder Dieulafoy's lesion have been published so far. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of Dieulafoy's lesion in the gallbladder in a 44 year-old patient who presented with calculous cholecystitis...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Cecilia T Ong, Kenneth Leung, Daniel P Nussbaum, Zhifei Sun, Beat Gloor, Dan G Blazer, Mathias Worni
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is the most common biliary tract malignancy. Because it commonly metastasizes via lymphatics, portal lymphadenectomy should be included in oncologic resections. This study aimed to compare the oncologic equivalence of the laparoscopic versus open technique by evaluating lymph node (LN) yield. METHODS: The 2010-2012 National Cancer Data Base identified patients who underwent laparoscopic or open resection of GBC with dedicated lymphadenectomy...
February 19, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Kevin G Buell, Alexandra Burke-Smith, Vishal Patel, Josef Watfah
A 58-year-old female presented to the emergency department with intermittent right upper quadrant pain and nausea. On examination, the patient was tender and Murphy's sign was elicited. A presumptive diagnosis of acute cholecystitis was made but an ultrasound of the abdomen revealed a thin-walled gallbladder without calculi. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrated fat stranding involving the greater omentum and the right paracolic gutter. The patient was diagnosed with a focal omental infarction and underwent emergency laparoscopic surgery...
December 13, 2017: Curēus
Stefan Jansen, Maciej Stodolski, Hubert Zirngibl, Daniel Gödde, Peter C Ambe
Background: Acute perforated cholecystitis (APC) is probably the most severe benign gallbladder pathology with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The cause of APC has not been fully understood. We postulated that APC is a complication of advanced gallbladder inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of gallbladder inflammation in patients with APC. Methods: Patients with intraoperative and histopathologic diagnosis of APC were compared with cases with acute cholecystitis without perforation with respect to the extent of inflammation on histopathology as well as surgical outcomes...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
Mattia Portinari, Michele Scagliarini, Giorgia Valpiani, Simona Bianconcini, Dario Andreotti, Rocco Stano, Paolo Carcoforo, Savino Occhionorelli
BACKGROUND: Some authors have proposed different predictive factors of severe acute cholecystitis, but generally, the results of risk analyses are expressed as odds ratios, which makes it difficult to apply in the clinical practice of the acute care surgeon. The severe form of acute cholecystitis should include both gangrenous and phlegmonous cholecystitis, due to their severe clinical course, and cholecystectomy should not be delayed. The aim of this study was to create a nomogram to obtain a graphical tool to compute the probability of having a severe acute cholecystitis...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Kristine T Hanson, Cornelius A Thiels, Stephanie F Polites, Halena M Gazelka, Mohamed D Ray-Zack, Martin D Zielinski, Elizabeth B Habermann
BACKGROUND: Postoperative prescribing following acute care surgery must be optimized to limit excess opioids in circulation as misuse and diversion are frequently preceded by a prescription for acute pain. This study aimed to identify patient characteristics associated with higher opioid prescribing following laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS: Among patients age ≥18 years who underwent LC at a single institution 2014-2016, opioids prescribed at discharge were converted to oral morphine equivalents (OME) and compared to developing state guidelines (max 200 OME)...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Yuki Aisu, Yoshio Kadokawa, Shigeru Kato, Daiki Yasukawa, Yusuke Kimura, Tomohide Hori
BACKGROUND: Situs inversus is a rare congenital condition that is currently classified into two types: complete situs inversus (situs inversus totalis, SIT) and partial situs inversus (situs inversus partialis, SIP). In SIP patients, some organs are inverted and others are in their expected position, and individual patient variation in organ position increases surgical difficulty. Several surgeons have performed laparoscopic or robotic surgeries in situs inversus patients, but almost all were SIT patients...
February 13, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
Baoxing Jia, Kai Liu, Ludong Tan, Zhe Jin, Yu Fu, Yahui Liu
The rate of acute cholecystitis in patients with severe underlying diseases is currently increasing. Several studies have reported percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) combined with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) as a safe and reliable therapeutic option in such patients. This study aimed to elucidate the optimal time interval between PTGBD and LC. In total, 65 patients with acute complicated cholecystitis from our hospital were divided into two groups, short-term LC (sLC) and postponed LC (pLC) group according to whether the procedure was performed within 5 days of gallbladder drainage or after 5 days, respectively...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Samer Al Masri, Yaser Shaib, Mostapha Edelbi, Hani Tamim, Faek Jamali, Nicholas Batley, Walid Faraj, Ali Hallal
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the standard surgical treatment for benign gallbladder disease. Nevertheless, conversion to open cholecystectomy (OC) is needed in some cases. The aim of this study is to calculate our institutional conversion rate and to identify the variables that are implicated in increasing the risk of conversion (LC-OC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study of all cases of LC performed at the American University of Beirut Medical Center between 2000 and 2015...
February 7, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Umberto Maggi, Giorgio Farris, Alessandra Carnevali, Irene Borzani, Paola Clerici, Massimo Agosti, Giorgio Rossi, Ernesto Leva
BACKGROUND: Double gallbladder is a rare biliary anomaly. Perinatal diagnosis of the disorder has been reported in only 6 cases, and in 5 of them the diagnosis was based on ultrasound imaging only. However, the ultrasound technique alone does not provide a sufficiently precise description of cystic ducts and biliary anatomy, an information that is crucial for a correct classification and for a possible future surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: At 21 weeks of gestational age of an uneventful pregnancy in a 38 year old primipara mother, a routine ultrasound screening detected a biliary anomaly in the fetus suggestive of a double gallbladder...
February 7, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
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