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Zun-Yi Zhang, Ke-Shuai Dong, Er-Lei Zhang, Zhi-Yong Huang, Xiao-Ping Chen, Han-Hua Dong
RATIONALE: Portal vein thrombosis is defined as any thrombosis that develops in the portal vein system. It is considered a very rare and extremely lethal complication of hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. PATIENT CONCERNS: Acute portal vein thrombosis after hepatectomy in patients with hepatolithiasisis very rare. Acute portal vein thrombosis is considered as a dangerous complication after hepatectomy. It is easy to ignore the symptom of acute portal vein thrombosis...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Majidah Bukhari, Yen-I Chen, Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, Mouen A Khashab
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: VideoGIE: an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Rachana D Tataria, Hrishikesh P Salgaonkar, Gaurav Maheshwari, Premashish J Halder
Background/Aim: Mirizzi's syndrome (MS) is an unusual complication of gallstone disease and occurs in approximately 1% of patients with cholelithiasis. Majority of cases are not identified preoperatively, despite the availability of modern imaging techniques. A preoperative diagnosis can forewarn the operating surgeon and avoid bile duct injuries in cases of complicated cholecystitis. A preoperative scoring system helpful and hence, we aim to devise a scoring system based on clinical, biochemical, and imaging features to predict the diagnosis of MS in cases of complicated cholecystitis...
June 5, 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
Haowen Tang, Zhanbo Wang, Wenping Lv, Xuan Meng
The aim of this study was to examine the expression and clinicopathological role of caudal homeobox 2 (CDX2) in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). CDX2 expression was determined immunohistochemically in 93 patients with ICC. The association between CDX2 expression and clinicopathological features of ICC was also examined in patients with ICC. Immunohistochemical staining for CDX2 was noted in 27 patients (29.03%); patients with CDX2-positive tumors had significant survival advantages over those with CDX2- negative tumors (median survival was 40 months for patients with CDX2-positive tumors and 13 months for patients with CDX2-negative tumors; the hazard ratio was 0...
May 2018: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Sang Woo Cha
Intrahepatic duct (IHD) stone is the presence of calculi within the intrahepatic bile duct specifically located proximal to the confluence of the left and right hepatic ducts. This stone is characterized by its intractable nature and frequent recurrence, requiring multiple therapeutic interventions. Without proper treatment, biliary strictures and retained stones can lead to repeated episodes of cholangitis, liver abscesses, secondary biliary cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and death from sepsis or hepatic failure...
May 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Hirofumi Harima, Kouichi Hamabe, Fusako Hisano, Yuko Matsuzaki, Tadahiko Itoh, Kazutoshi Sanuki, Isao Sakaida
An 89-year-old man was referred to our hospital for treatment of hepatolithiasis causing recurrent cholangitis. He had undergone a prior Whipple procedure. Computed tomography demonstrated left-sided hepatolithiasis. First, we conducted peroral direct cholangioscopy (PDCS) using an ultraslim endoscope. Although PDCS was successfully conducted, it was unsuccessful in removing all the stones. The stones located in the B2 segment were difficult to remove because the endoscope could not be inserted deeply into this segment due to the small size of the intrahepatic bile duct...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Endoscopy
Rui Cheng, Yongqin Chen, Haohui Zhou, Bi Wang, Qiang Du, Yanling Chen
This study was designed to explore the expression of B7-H3 in human intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and its association with the clinicopathologic factors. In the current study, the expression of B7-H3 in 45 patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and 8 patients with hepatolithiasis was analyzed by immunohistochemistry, which revealed that B7-H3 was not expressed in hepatolithiatic tissues, but positively expressed in 57.8% (26/45) of the ICC cases. The expression of B7-H3 was significantly associated with lymph node metastases and venous invasion...
May 2018: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
Jian-Xin Peng, Ling-Zhi Wang, Jing-Fang Diao, Zhi-Jian Tan, Xiao-Sheng Zhong, Zhi-Peng Zhen, Gui-Hao Chen, Jun-Ming He
BACKGROUND: Due to higher technical requirements, laparoscopic major hepatectomy (LMH) for primary hepatolithiasis have been limited to a few institutions. This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the therapeutic safety, and perioperative and long-term outcomes of LMH versus open major hepatectomy (OMH) for hepatolithiasis. METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2016, 61 patients with hepatolithiasis who underwent major hepatectomy were enrolled, including 29 LMH and 32 OMH...
April 3, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Euno Choi, Won Kim, Sae Kyung Joo, Sunyoung Park, Jeong Hwan Park, Yun Kyung Kang, So-Young Jin, Mee Soo Chang
BACKGROUND: Hepatic steatosis renders hepatocytes vulnerable to injury, resulting in the progression of preexisting liver disease. Previous animal and cell culture studies implicated mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3), extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and estrogen-receptor α in the pathogenesis of hepatic steatosis and disease progression. However, to date there have been few studies performed using human liver tissue to study hepatic steatosis...
April 3, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Ruohong Liu, Bingyin Zhang, Danqing Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 25, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Chen-Hai Liu, Qiang Huang, Zhi-Yuan Jin, Fang Xie, Cheng-Lin Zhu, Zhen Liu, Chao Wang
Aims: The prognosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is generally poor because there is a lack of effective diagnostic tools including laboratory assessments and imageological examination. Therefore, a novel biological marker (biomarker) to effectively diagnose cancer is highly desirable in clinical. Previously, serum microRNAs as biomarkers of cancers have been reported. However, it was still unclear about the clinical significance of serum microRNA-21 (miR-21) expression levels for CCA. Materials and Methods: The serum samples were separately collected from fifty patients of CCA, 15 patients of hepatolithiasis, and 15 healthy volunteers; quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used for measuring miR-21 expression level in serum...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Yong Zhou, Wen-Zhang Zha, Xu-Dong Wu, Ren-Gen Fan, Biao Zhang, Yong-Hua Xu, Cheng-Lin Qin, Jing Jia
BACKGROUND: Hepatectomy and additional common bile duct exploration are required for the treatment of left-sided hepatolithiasis (LSH). METHODS: Eligible LSH patients (n = 62) scheduled for open left lateral segmentectomy or left hemihepatectomy with intraoperative biliary exploration via the left hepatic duct orifice (LHD group, n = 35) or the common bile duct (CBD group, n = 27) were retrospectively studied. T-tube insertion was performed on selected patients...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xiaohong Liu, Xiaocui Min, Zhen Ma, Xiaodong He, Zhixing Du
BACKGROUND: The present meta-analysis focused on comparing the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) versus open hepatectomy (OH) for hepatolithiasis. In detail, short-term outcomes including operative time, intraoperative blood loss, intraoperative blood transfusion, postoperative time to oral intake, length of hospital stay, overall postoperative complication rate, initial residual stone, and stone recurrence were analyzed systematically. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Library were comprehensively searched for eligible studies up to Jun...
March 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Jiao Lei, Junmin Huang, Xiaobo Yang, Yuan Zhang, Kecheng Yao
OBJECTIVE: Hepatectomy for hepatolithiasis can be performed by following an open approach or a minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approach. MIS is associated with theoretical advantages, but there is no consensus regarding to the best treatment method for hepatolithiasis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of MIS hepatectomy compared with those of open hepatectomy in hepatolithiasis patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases...
March 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Ming-Shian Tsai, Po-Huang Lee, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Ting-Chia Chiu, Yu-Chun Lin, I-Wei Chang, Po-Han Chen, Ying-Hsien Kao
This study investigated the regulatory role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) expression in cholestatic livers. We evaluated the expression of NGF and its cognate receptors in human livers with hepatolithiasis and the effects of NGF therapy on liver injury and hepatic SIRT1 expression in a bile duct ligation (BDL) mouse model. Histopathological and molecular analyses showed that the hepatocytes of human diseased livers expressed NGF, proNGF (a precursor of NGF), TrkA and p75NTR, whereas only p75NTR was upregulated in hepatolithiasis, compared with non-hepatolithiasis livers...
January 12, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
Shi Chen, Long Huang, Fu-Nan Qiu, Song-Qiang Zhou, Mao-Lin Yan, Yan-Nan Bai, Zhi-de Lai, Yi-Feng Tian, Yao-Dong Wang
BACKGROUND: This trial was performed to compare short- and long-term outcomes after laparoscopic left-sided hepatectomy and open left-sided hepatectomy. Left-sided hepatectomy is a novel, minimally invasive operative technique for primary left-sided hepatolithiasis, but it has not been accepted widely due to the limited information about short- and long-term outcomes, effectiveness, and safety compared with the open approach. METHODS: Patients who underwent left-sided hepatectomy between January 2007 and December 2016 were reviewed and grouped into the open left-sided hepatectomy and left-sided hepatectomy groups, according to propensity score matching in terms of age, sex, body mass index, liver function, location of stone, hepatitis serology, and comorbidity on a ratio of 1:1...
April 2018: Surgery
Jian Xiao, Jisheng Zhu, Zhanying Liu, Renhua Wan, Yong Li, Weidong Xiao
CONTEXT: The extent of hepatectomy and lymph node dissection (LND) in the treatment of hepatolithiasis-associated intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (HL-iCCA) is still controversial. AIMS: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the role of surgical treatment for HL-iCCA. METHODS: The clinical data of 63 patients with HL-iCCA who undergoing surgery between January 2005 and December 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: All data were analyzed by the SPSS 17...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Hui Li, Jun Zheng, Jian-Ye Cai, Shi-Hui Li, Jun-Bin Zhang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Gui-Hua Chen, Yang Yang, Gen-Shu Wang
AIM: To perform a meta-analysis on laparoscopic hepatectomy VS conventional liver resection for treating hepatolithiasis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Library, and undertook a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic hepatectomy VS conventional open liver resection for local hepatolithiasis in the left or right lobe. Intraoperative and postoperative outcomes (time, estimated blood loss, blood transfusion rate, postoperative intestinal function recovery time, length of hospital stay, postoperative complication rate, initial residual stone, final residual stone and stone recurrence) were analyzed systematically...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
B C Das, M M Rahman, A K Biswas, S Shahriar, A Ahmed, Z R Khan
Recurrent cholangitis and sepsis are common complications after surgical treatment for hepatolithiasis as total clearance is not always possible. This retrospective study is designed to see the effect of our treatment for hepatolithiasis on stone clearance and post operative complications. We have treated 60 patients with hepatolithiasis surgically from September 2010 to September 2016 in the Department of Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Various operative procedures were applied on the basis of location of stone and status of biliary tree...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Dianbo Yao, Qianze Dong, Yu Tian, Chaoliu Dai, Shuodong Wu
Hepatolithiasis is commonly encountered in Southeastern and Eastern Asian countries, but the pathogenesis mechanism of stone formation is still not well understood. Now, the role of endogenous β-glucuronidase in pigment stones formation is being gradually recognized. In this study, the mechanism of increased expression and secretion of endogenous β-glucuronidase during hepatolithiasis formation was investigated. We assessed the endogenous β-glucuronidase, c-myc, p-p65, and p-PKC expression in liver specimens with hepatolithiasis by immunohistochemical staining, and found that compared with that in normal liver samples, the expression of endogenous β-glucuronidase, c-myc, p-p65, and p-PKC in liver specimens with hepatolithiasis significantly increased, and their expressions were positively correlated with each other...
November 29, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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