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Long Peng, Jian Xiao, Zhanying Liu, Yong Li, Weidong Xiao
BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopic left hepatectomy (LLH) for hepatolithiasis had been successfully performed in a series of cases, its advantages over open left hepatectomy (OLH) are still uncertain. This meta-analysis is to compare the clinical outcomes of LLH with those of OLH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature research was performed to identify comparative studies on LLH versus OLH for hepatolithiasis from January 1991 to May 2016. Operative outcomes, postoperative outcomes, and gallstone clearance rate were evaluated...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
T Li, L Cui, G Wang, X F Ling, C S Hou, L X Wang, Z Xu
To investigate the effect and feasibility of total laparoscopy to treat hepatolithiasis using gallbladder-hepatic duct subcutaneous tunnel. Retrospective analysis was conducted of the case data of 11 patients with hepatolithiasis who underwent total laparoscopic treatment using gallbladder-hepatic duct subcutaneous tunnel from January 2010 to October 2014. The operation time, blood loss, postoperative complications and recurrence of stones were recorded.All the cases completed the operation.The average hospital-stay was 9...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Shumyla Jabeen, Irfan Robbani, Naseer A Choh, Obaid Ashraf, Feroze Shaheen, Tariq Gojwari, Sabeeha Gul
OBJECTIVE: To characterize biliary abnormalities seen in portal cavernoma cholangiopathy (PCC) on Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreaticography(MRCP) and elucidate certain salient features of the disease by collaborating our findings with those of previous studies. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 52 patients with portal cavernoma secondary to idiopathic Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction(EHPVO) who underwent a standard MRCP protocol. Images were analysed for abnormalities involving the entire biliary tree...
October 12, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
A V Semenkov, E F Kim, A V Filin, D S Burmistrov, A V Metelin, Yu R Kamalov, T N Galyan, A V Goncharova
AIM: to estimate the effect of decompressive stented drainage of biliary anastomosis on incidence of biliary complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 294 patients aged from 5 months to 61 years (mean 13.8±0.81) were enrolled. They underwent liver fragments transplantation in the Department of Liver Transplantation of Petrovsky Russian Research Center of Surgery for the period from March 1997 to January 2016. Decompressive stented drainage tubes were used in 28 (9.5%) patients...
2016: Khirurgiia
Mohammad S Khuroo, Ajaz A Rather, Naira S Khuroo, Mehnaaz S Khuroo
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic ascariasis (HPA) was described as a clinical entity from Kashmir, India in 1985. HPA is caused by invasion and migration of nematode, Ascaris lumbricoides, in to the biliary tract and pancreatic duct. Patients present with biliary colic, cholangitis, cholecystitis, hepatic abscesses and acute pancreatitis. Ascarides traverse the ducts repeatedly, get trapped and die, leading to formation of hepatolithiasis. HPA is ubiquitous in endemic regions and in Kashmir, one such region, HPA is the etiological factor for 36...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Sen Guo, Yunfei Xu, Zongli Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Gastroenterology
Kensuke Yokoyama, Hisashi Hatanaka, Mikihiro Inoue, Tomonori Yano, Norikatsu Numao, Jun Ushio, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Kiichi Tamada, Hironori Yamamoto
A 21-year-old female underwent a Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction for typeIII biliary atresia at age 63 days. At the age of 19 years, she developed cholangitis and CT scan revealed hepatolithiasis. She presented for treatment of the intrahepatic stone and the hepatportoenterostomy was directly visualized with double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). Endoscopic findings showed multiple intrahepatic bile ducts open to the jejunum through multiple orifices. Cholangiography showed narrowing of intrahepatic bile duct branches with a "fire-like" appearance...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Nikhil Sonthalia, Sunil V Pawar, Ashok R Mohite, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Pravin M Rathi, Qais Contractor
BACKGROUND: Acute encephalopathy in a patient with alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a commonly encountered emergency situation occurring most frequently due to liver failure precipitated by varying etiologies. Acute reversible cerebellar ataxia with confusion secondary to prolonged metronidazole use has been reported rarely as a cause of encephalopathy in patients with ALD. CASE REPORT: We describe a decompensated ALD patient with recurrent pyogenic cholangitis associated with hepatolithiasis who presented to the emergency department with sudden-onset cerebellar ataxia with dysarthria and mental confusion after prolonged use of metronidazole...
October 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Meng Wang, Yufei Xing, Quangen Gao, Zhiqiang Lv, Jianmao Yuan
Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is a rare complication of chronic cholelithiasis, which is always caused by a calculus in the cystic duct or neck of the gallbladder, resulting in mechanical compression of common bile duct and the gallbladder. It is clinically characterized by abdominal pain, fever, as well as obstructive jaundice. During cholecystectomy, MS is seen as a dangerous adherent and inflammatory tissue in the area of Calot's triangle. In the general population, aberrant right posterior hepatic duct, one of the causes of bile duct injury during duct surgery, is present in 4...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Tianpei Guan, Chihua Fang, Zhikang Mo, Nan Xiang, Jian Yang, Ning Zeng
PURPOSE: Bilateral hepatolithiasis tends to show recurrent attacks, which may lead to liver damage and bile duct cancer. This study aimed to assess long-term outcome of hepatectomy for bilateral hepatolithiasis based on three-dimensional reconstruction. METHOD: A total of 258 bilateral hepatolithiasis patients were enrolled in this retrospective study from January 2008 to October 2014. There are 74 individuals in Three-Divisional Visualization System (MI-3DVS) group (group A) and 74 individuals in non-MI-3DVS group (group B) after propensity score matching (PSM), respectively...
September 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Yufei Zhu, Yunhai Zhu, Feng Cai, Jie Zhao, Feng Liu
The objective of this study was to analyze the predictive significance of different prognostic factors associated with recurrence and metastasis after the radical resection in patients with hepatolithiasis complicated by intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (HLA/IHCC). A total of 138 patients with HLA/IHCC admitted during April 2006-April 2009 were selected for this study and they were divided into two groups, with and without recurrence/metastasis. After a radical resection surgery, the patients were followed up for 5 years to monitor the recurrence and/or metastasis...
November 2015: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
Qingfan Pu, Chuanrong Zhang, Ruifang Ren, Zhenfeng Huang, Kai Jin, Gaojian Cao, Minghui Zhu, Yu Zeng, Weijiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate the role of combining choledochoscopic lithotripsy with laparoscopic common bile duct exploration for hepatolithiasis in patients who are not suitable for hepatectomy. METHODS: From March 2009 to March 2013, 86 patients with hepatolithiasis irrespective of whether they underwent a choledochoscopic plasma shock wave lithotripsy or not were analyzed. RESULTS: Sixty-two patients underwent lithotripsy and 24 patients underwent basket lithoextraction intraoperatively...
June 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Kit-Fai Lee, Anthony K W Fong, Charing C N Chong, Sunny Y S Cheung, John Wong, Paul B S Lai
BACKGROUND: Primary hepatolithiasis is a disease characterized by primary biliary ductal abnormality with stone formation predominantly within the intrahepatic bile ducts. Its management is difficult, but liver resection has emerged as a promising treatment option. METHODS: Robotic liver resection (RLR) has been adopted in our center for the management of patients with hepatolithiasis. The operative and short-term outcomes of this cohort of patients were compared with a historical cohort of patients using open approach (OLR)...
October 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Biswajit Dey, Gourav Kaushal, Sajini Elizabeth Jacob, Adarsh Barwad, Biju Pottakkat
Hepatolithiasis or primary intrahepatic stones are prevalent in the Far-East countries such as Korea, Japan and Taiwan. It has been associated with helminthiasis, bacterial infections, environmental and dietary factors. Despite high prevalence of helminthiasis like ascariasis, poor environmental condition and low protein diet, India and Middle-East countries have a low incidence of hepatolithiasis. We report two cases of hepatolithiasis associated with bacterial infections and were surgically managed. The first case is a 45-year-old female presenting with upper abdominal pain and fever...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
G Y Lv, W Qiu, Y Yu, T Li
INTRODUCTION: Commonly encountered foreign bodies are remnants from surgical procedures and ingested materials. Rarely, the latter cause stone formation in the biliary tract. CASE HISTORY: We describe a 51-year-old female who underwent choledoduodenostomy and who presented with abdominal distension caused by multiple stones in the bile ducts within the liver (hepatolithiasis) and an intact celery stalk. Hepatolithiasis was demonstrated by ultrasonography and computed tomography of the abdomen...
May 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Chen-Fang Lee, Wei-Chen Lee, Ren-Chin Wu, Tse-Ching Chen
Ascariasis lumbricoides is one of the most common helminthic infestations in humans. Despite the fact that the prevalence of ascariasis in developed countries has been decreasing, biliary ascariasis can cause serious complications, such as acute cholangitis, pancreatitis, and liver abscess. Here we presented a rare ascariasis-related complication-hepatolithiasis.A 60-year-old female patient had symptoms of recurrent cholangitis. Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed left intrahepatic duct stones with left liver lobe atrophy...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ou Jiang, Rong-Xing Zhou, Ke Yang, Chun-Xian Cai, Yu Liu, Nan-Sheng Cheng
AIM: To evaluate short-term outcomes following intraoperative biliary lavage for hepatolithiasis. METHODS: A total of 932 patients who were admitted to the West China Medical Center of Sichuan University between January 2010 and January 2014 and underwent bile duct exploration and lithotomy were retrospectively included in our study. The patients were divided into the lavage group and the control group. Related pre-, intra-, and postoperative factors were recorded, analyzed, and compared between the two groups in order to verify the effects of biliary lavage on the short-term outcome of patients with hepatolithiasis...
March 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Li-Bo Feng, Dong Xia, Lv-Nan Yan
Hepatolithiasis, originally as oriental cholangiohepatitis, especially prevails in Asia, but globalization and intercontinental migration have also converted the endemic disease dynamics around the world. Characterized by its high incidence of ineffective treatment and recurrence, hepatolithiasis, always, poses a therapeutic challenge to global doctors. Although the improved surgical and non-surgical techniques have evolved over the past decade, incomplete clearance and recurrence of calculi are always so common and disease-related mortality from liver failure and concurrent cholangiocarcinoma still exists in the treatment of hepatolithiasis...
June 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Wan-Joon Kim, Shin Hwang, Yong-Joo Lee, Ki-Hun Kim, Kwang-Min Park, Chul-Soo Ahn, Deok-Bog Moon, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Dong-Hwan Jung, Gil-Chun Park, Myeong-Hwan Kim, Sung-Koo Lee, Dong Wan Seo, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Sung-Gyu Lee
We intended to investigate the clinicopathological features of intrahepatic intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct (IPNB), especially their malignant features and post-resection prognosis. Forty-three patients who met the definition of IPNB and who underwent liver resection between January 2002 and June 2015 were selected from our institutional database of liver resection cases. The mean age was 63.3 ± 6.9 years and 24 were male. Hepatolithiasis was present in addition in 10 of the patients...
July 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Ana Alicia Tejera Hernández, Mercedes Elisa Cabrera García, Patricio Navarro Medina, Gabriel García Plaza, Francisco Javier Larrea Olea, Juan Ramón Hernández Hernández
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 29, 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
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