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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576682/bile-reflux-of-the-remnant-stomach-following-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-an-etiology-of-chronic-abdominal-pain-treated-with-remnant-gastrectomy
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Erika La Vella, Zach Hovorka, Donald E Yarbrough, Elizabeth McQuitty
BACKGROUND: Bile reflux gastritis of the remnant stomach following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) causing chronic abdominal pain has not been reported. We report a series of symptomatic patients with remnant gastritis treated effectively with remnant gastrectomy (RG). OBJECTIVE: The objective was to report our experience with bile reflux remnant gastritis after RYGB and our outcomes following RG. SETTING: Community teaching hospital. METHODS: All patients undergoing RG were retrospectively reviewed for presenting symptoms, diagnostic workup, pathology, complications, and symptom resolution...
April 15, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572300/appropriate-use-criteria-for-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-in-abdominal-pain-summary-and-excerpts
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523968/gastrointestinal-system-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#3
Z Li, D Xu, Z Wang, Y Wang, S Zhang, M Li, X Zeng
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disorder which can affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Although GI symptoms can manifest in 50% of patients with SLE, these have barely been reviewed due to difficulty in identifying different causes. This study aims to clarify clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of the four major SLE-related GI system complications: protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), intestinal pseudo-obstruction (IPO), hepatic involvement and pancreatitis. It is a systematic review using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and the major search terms were SLE, PLE, IPO, hepatitis and pancreatitis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514378/-comparative-analysis-of-static-scintigraphy-and-computerized-tomography-in-assessment-of-remnant-liver-volume-after-advanced-hepatic-resection
#4
P P Kim, L V Bondar, R B Alikhanov, M G Efanov, N S Starostina, O V Melekhina, Yu V Kulezneva
AIM: To perform a comparative analysis of computerized tomographic volumetry and scintigraphic liver volumetry in assessment of remnant liver volume after advanced hepatic resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Static hepatobiliary scintigraphy and CT volumetry were performed in 45 patients with various liver tumors who underwent advanced hepatectomies (more than three segments). RESULTS: There were no any significant differences in volumetric parameters obtained by CT and scintigraphic volumetry...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484186/index-of-convexity-a-novel-method-for-assessing-liver-functional-reserve-using-technetium-99m-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-liver-scintigraphy
#5
Takafumi Sato, Junichi Arita, Yosuke Inoue, Rintaro Koga, Yu Takahashi, Akio Saiura
Preoperative evaluation of liver functional reserve is important in hepatobiliary surgery. Although the indocyanine green retention rate at 15 minutes (ICG-R15) is the gold standard for this purpose, a new method without technical complexity would be preferable. We assessed the usefulness of the previously established index of convexity (IOC). In total, 159 consecutive patients who underwent both technetium-99m-galactosyl human serum albumin ((99m)Tc-GSA) scintigraphy and the ICG-R15 were included. Correlation coefficients between indices from (99m)Tc-GSA scintigraphy and blood examinations including ICG-R15 were evaluated, and a conversion formula from the IOC to the ICG-R15 was established...
May 8, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450694/diagnostic-approach-in-biliary-strictures-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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Dorota Jarzębicka, Piotr Czubkowski, Anna Kamińska, Małgorzata Markiewicz-Kijewska, Katarzyna Nowak, Dorota Broniszczak, Maciej Dądalski, Irena Jankowska, Joanna Pawłowska
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of post-liver transplant biliary strictures (BS) requires a high degree of clinical suspicion because of the diversity of symptoms and usually mild clinical presentation. If quickly treated, successful outcome is achieved most cases. The aim of our study was to analyze the value of diagnostic methods in BS after pediatric LTx. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of children with BS after liver transplantation, with the main focus on diagnostic methods, including imaging studies and histology...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418953/pulmonary-perfusion-scan-mimicking-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-in-a-patient-with-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#7
Michelle D Hopstone, Evan A Raff, Patrick M Colletti
A 36-year-old man with known granulomatosis with polyangiitis underwent quantitative ventilation-perfusion pulmonary scintigraphy as part of an initial evaluation for lung transplant candidacy. Radiotracer uptake on the perfusion study has the appearance of the hepatic silhouette, drawing initial concern that there may have been a misadministration of Tc with a hepatobiliary agent. Comparison CT reveals extensive cystic bronchiectasis, parenchymal destruction, and volume loss involving the entire left lung and basal portions of the right lung, with the residual portions of functional lung parenchyma conforming to a shape similar to the liver...
July 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365007/future-remnant-liver-function-as-predictive-factor-for-the-hypertrophy-response-after-portal-vein-embolization
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Kasia P Cieslak, Floor Huisman, Thomas Bais, Roelof J Bennink, Krijn P van Lienden, Joanne Verheij, Marc G Besselink, Olivier R C Busch, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: Preoperative portal vein embolization is widely used to increase the future remnant liver. Identification of nonresponders to portal vein embolization is essential because these patients may benefit from associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS), which induces a more powerful hypertrophy response. (99m)Tc-mebrofenin hepatobiliary scintigraphy is a quantitative method for assessment of future remnant liver function with a calculated cutoff value for the prediction of postoperative liver failure...
March 29, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343696/hypothermic-perfusion-with-retrograde-outflow-during-right-hepatectomy-is-safe-and-feasible
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Megan J Reiniers, Pim B Olthof, Rowan F van Golen, Michal Heger, Adriaan A van Beek, Ben Meijer, René Leen, André B P van Kuilenburg, Banafsche Mearadji, Roelof J Bennink, Joanne Verheij, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: In situ hypothermic perfusion during liver resection performed under vascular inflow occlusion decreases hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury, but technical limitations have restricted its widespread use. In situ hypothermic perfusion with retrograde outflow circumvents these impediments and thus could extend the applicability of in situ hypothermic perfusion. The safety and feasibility of in situ hypothermic perfusion with retrograde outflow were analyzed in selected patients undergoing right (extended) hepatectomy and compared to intermittent vascular inflow occlusion, the gold standard method, in this randomized pilot study...
March 23, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283924/dynamic-evaluation-of-liver-volume-and-function-in-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy
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Ernesto Sparrelid, Eduard Jonas, Antonios Tzortzakakis, Ulrika Dahlén, Gustav Murquist, Torkel Brismar, Rimma Axelsson, Bengt Isaksson
BACKGROUND: Despite a fast and potent growth of the future liver remnant (FLR), patients operated with associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) are at risk of developing posthepatectomy liver failure. In this study, the relation between liver volume and function in ALPPS was studied using a multimodal assessment. METHODS: Nine patients with colorectal liver metastases treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and operated with ALPPS were studied with hepatobiliary scintigraphy, computed tomography, indocyanine green clearance test, and serum liver function tests...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242983/dumbbell-gallbladder-cholecystitis-on-tc-99m-diisopropyliminodiacetic-acid-hepatobiliary-imaging
#11
Asif Ali Fakhri, Paul David Rodrigue, Aun Hussain, Abbas Taiyebi
We present a case of a 79-year-old immunocompromised female admitted for abdominal pain and sepsis, who had an abdominal computed tomography (CT) showing distal gallbladder fundus wall thickening, pericholecystic edema, and a right posteroinferior hepatic abscess. Subsequent hepatobiliary scintigraphy with Tc-99m diisopropyliminodiacetic acid showed gallbladder filling of the proximal gallbladder fundus, yet no radiotracer filling of the distal gallbladder fundus. Further correlation with the initial CT showed a partial gallbladder stricture and a resultant altered morphology resembling a dumbbell-shaped gallbladder...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229896/-99-m-tc-mebrofenin-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-in-a-patient-with-a-bilio-pleural-bronchial-fistula
#12
V Marín-Oyaga, K Cohen-Castillo, C Gutierrez-Villamil, S Arevalo-Leal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221193/normal-gallbladder-ejection-fraction-occurring-unexpectedly-obviates-need-for-sincalide-stimulation
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Samir Hadi, Mark Tulchinsky
A 25-year-old man was referred for chronic right upper quadrant abdominal pain for hepatobiliary scintigraphy to evaluate the gallbladder (GB) function. An unexpected GB contraction with ejection fraction (EF) of 90% was observed during the first hour of baseline imaging. Subsequent stimulation with sincalide produced GB EF of 99%. A similar case previously reported also showed normal unexpected GB EF that predicted similar post-sincalide GB EF. These examples support what should be evident: A normal unexpected GB EF is a sufficient evidence for a normal GB function and should obviate need for sincalide stimulation...
May 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214959/bile-reflux-scintigraphy-after-mini-gastric-bypass
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Tuure Saarinen, Jari Räsänen, Jarmo Salo, Antti Loimaala, Miia Pitkonen, Marja Leivonen, Anne Juuti
BACKGROUND: Significant weight-loss and diabetes remission have been reported after mini-gastric bypass (MGB). Concern has been raised regarding postoperative bile reflux (BR), but it has not been demonstrated in previous studies. We set out to find out if BR is evident in hepatobiliary scintigraphy after MGB. METHODS: Nine consecutive patients, seven with type 2 diabetes, underwent MGB (15 cm gastric tube, 250-275 cm biliary limb) at our institution with a 12-month follow-up, with none lost to follow-up...
February 18, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195307/effect-of-obeticholic-acid-on-liver-regeneration-following-portal-vein-embolization-in-an-experimental-model
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P B Olthof, F Huisman, F G Schaap, K P van Lienden, R J Bennink, R F van Golen, M Heger, J Verheij, P L Jansen, S W Olde Damink, T M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: The bile salt-activated transcription factor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a key mediator of proliferative bile salt signalling, which is assumed to play a role in the early phase of compensatory liver growth. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a potent FXR agonist (obeticholic acid, OCA) on liver growth following portal vein embolization (PVE). METHODS: Rabbits were allocated to receive daily oral gavage with OCA (10 mg/kg) or vehicle (control group) starting 7 days before PVE (n = 18 per group), and continued until 7 days after PVE...
April 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173999/hepatic-parenchymal-transection-increases-liver-volume-but-not-function-after-portal-vein-embolization-in-rabbits
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Pim B Olthof, Erik Schadde, Krijn P van Lienden, Michal Heger, Kora de Bruin, Joanne Verheij, Roelof J Bennink, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition with portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy induces more extensive liver hypertrophy than ligation alone; however, the mechanisms underlying the accelerated liver regrowth and the functional quality of the hypertrophic liver are presently elusive. This study, therefore, investigated the effect of parenchymal transection on liver volume and function after portal vein embolization in a standardized rabbit model. METHODS: Twelve rabbits were subjected to portal vein embolization of the cranial liver lobes and randomized between parenchymal transection of the left lateral liver lobe versus no transection (portal vein embolization only)...
February 4, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121683/interstage-assessment-of-remnant-liver-function-in-alpps-using-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-prediction-of-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-and-introduction-of-the-hiba-index
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Matteo Serenari, Carlos Collaud, Fernando A Alvarez, Martin de Santibañes, Diego Giunta, Juan Pekolj, Victoria Ardiles, Eduardo de Santibañes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate interstage liver function in associating liver partition and portal vein occlusion for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) using hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HBS) and whether this may help to predict posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). BACKGROUND: ALPPS remains controversial given the high rate of liver-related mortality after stage 2. HBS combined with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) accurately estimates future liver remnant function and may be useful to predict PHLF...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101681/extended-liver-venous-deprivation-before-major-hepatectomy-induces-marked-and-very-rapid-increase-in-future-liver-remnant-function
#18
Boris Guiu, François Quenet, Laure Escal, Frédéric Bibeau, Lauranne Piron, Philippe Rouanet, Jean-Michel Fabre, Eric Jacquet, Alban Denys, Pierre-Olivier Kotzki, Daniel Verzilli, Emmanuel Deshayes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of extended liver venous deprivation (eLVD), i.e. combination of right portal vein embolisation and right (accessory right) and middle hepatic vein embolisation before major hepatectomy for future remnant liver (FRL) functional increase. METHODS: eLVD was performed in non-cirrhotic patients referred for major hepatectomy in a context of small FRL (baseline FRL <25% of the total liver volume or FRL function <2...
January 18, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058660/hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-may-improve-radioembolization-treatment-planning-in-hcc-patients
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Manon N G J A Braat, Hugo W de Jong, Beatrijs A Seinstra, Mike V Scholten, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, Marnix G E H Lam
BACKGROUND: Routine work-up for transarterial radioembolization, based on clinical and laboratory parameters, sometimes fails, resulting in severe hepatotoxicity in up to 5% of patients. Quantitative assessment of the pretreatment liver function and its segmental distribution, using hepatobiliary scintigraphy may improve patient selection and treatment planning. A case series will be presented to illustrate the potential of this technique. Hepatocellular carcinoma patients with cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A and B) underwent hepatobiliary scintigraphy pre- and 3 months post-radioembolization as part of a prospective study protocol, which was prematurely terminated because of limited accrual...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045732/hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-findings-lead-to-the-diagnosis-of-spontaneous-common-bile-duct-rupture-in-an-infant
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Ashwani Sood, Ashwin Singh Parihar, Babu Ram Thapa, Ravi Prakash Kanojia, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Anish Bhattacharya
Hepatobiliary scintigraphy is a widely used functional imaging modality for diagnosis of a variety of liver diseases, as well as for detecting biliary tract abnormalities. Neonates or infants with persistent jaundice beyond the physiological period are usually evaluated with hepatobiliary scintigraphy. The authors present a 5-month-old girl with neonatal jaundice, ascites, and umbilical and bilateral inguinal hernias in whom spontaneous rupture of the biliary duct resulted in intraperitoneal bile leak with passage of tracer into bilateral inguinal hernial sacs...
March 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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