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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926548/liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-current-update-on-treatment-and-allocation
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Leigh Anne Dageforde, Kathryn J Fowler, William C Chapman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the current imaging modalities and criteria used to diagnose, and the role of liver transplantation as well as nonsurgical hepatic-directed therapies to treat hepatocellular carcinoma in the setting of chronic liver disease. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been continual evolution of guidelines, policies, and algorithms for the imaging diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, particularly the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916348/blood-transfusion-is-an-independent-predictor-of-morbidity-and-mortality-after-hepatectomy
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Allison N Martin, Matthew J Kerwin, Florence E Turrentine, Todd W Bauer, Reid B Adams, George J Stukenborg, Victor M Zaydfudim
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have indicated that blood transfusion is associated with increased risk of worse outcomes among patients selected for hepatectomy. However, the independent effect of transfusion has not been confirmed. We hypothesize that blood transfusion is an independent factor that affects outcomes in patients undergoing hepatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients at tertiary care center who underwent hepatectomy between 2006 and 2013 were identified and linked with the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program PUF data set...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913123/a-two-stage-surgical-and-endovascular-treatment-of-rare-multiple-aneurysms-of-pancreatic-arteries
#3
Bibek Aryal, Teruo Komokata, Takayuki Ueno, Bunsei Yamamoto, Terutoshi Senokuchi, Hiroshi Yasuda, Mamoru Kaieda, Yutaka Imoto
Aneurysms of pancreatic arteries (PAs) are often found incidentally during evaluation of other abdominal pathology. Aneurysms involving multiple PAs are rarely reported in the literature. In case reports of PA aneurysm, inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery is the usual site of aneurysm occurrence. PA aneurysms can be treated surgically by aneurysm exclusion, excision, and by endovascular techniques. However, no clear consensus exists regarding treatment modality, leaving the surgeon to determine the most appropriate approach bearing in mind their experience, anatomical location of the aneurysm, involved artery and urgency of the procedure...
November 29, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908462/a-rare-case-of-perforated-sub-hepatic-appendicitis-a-challenging-differential-diagnosis-of-acute-abdomen-based-on-the-combination-of-appendicitis-and-maldescent-of-the-caecum
#4
Costanza Chiapponi, Olof Jannasch, Manuela Petersen, Wiebke Lessel, Christiane Bruns, Frank Meyer
Unusual locations of the appendix vermiformis can result in delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis. So an inflamed appendix in a sub-hepatic caecum caused by caecal maldescent for example can mimic cholecystitis, the pain being localized in the right upper quadrant. Here, we present a case of perforated sub-hepatic appendicitis with peritonitis, requiring open ileocaecal resection. Review of the existing literature has demonstrated that this pathology is uncommon, yet not so rare as one might presume...
November 21, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884545/a-survey-of-current-practices-and-barriers-to-expanding-laparoscopic-hpb-surgery-in-canada
#5
Ricky Jrearz, Anand Govindarajan, Shiva Jayaraman
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this survey was to determine the extent to which laparoscopy is used in hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) resections in Canada, and to assess HPB surgeons' attitudes and their perceived barriers to its further adoption. METHODS: Using an electronic questionnaire, 68 Canadian Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (CHPBA) surgical members were surveyed. The questionnaire consisted of 12 questions regarding: surgeon demographics, the use and limitations of laparoscopy in their practice, and interest in increasing the use of laparoscopic techniques...
November 21, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882766/-rupture-of-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-in-the-37th-week-of-pregnanacy-case-report
#6
M Velíšková, R Vlk, M J Halaška, G Minajev, T Krejčí, L Rob
OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of spontaneous hepatic rupture associated with undiagnosed focal nodular hyperplasia of a patient in the third trimester of pregnancy. Additionally, we provide a brief review of literature. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Prague. RESULTS: We report the case of a 29 year old patient with otherwise physiological pregnancy, who was hospitalized with pain in left hypochondrium...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880991/vascular-complications-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-at-a-high-volume-centre-evolving-protocols-and-trends-observed-over-10-years
#7
A R Shiraz, M A Nayeem, S Agarwal, N Goyal, S Gupta
Vascular complications continue to have devastating effect; although their nature, incidence and outcome might have actually changed with increasing experience and proficiency in high volume centers. Aim was to analyze the trends observed in vascular complications with changing protocols in adult and pediatric- living donor liver transplantation (A-LDLT and P-LDLT) over 10 years in two time frames in terms of nature, incidence and outcome. It is a retrospective analysis of 391 (Group I= Jan. 2006- Dec.2010) and 741 (Group II= Jan...
November 23, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855267/laparoscopic-total-caudate-lobectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Kit-Man Ho, Ho-Seong Han, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Jai Young Cho, Young Rok Choi, Jae Seong Jang, Seong Uk Kwon, Sungho Kim, Jang Kyu Choi
BACKGROUND: Caudate lobe is located in the deep dorsal area of the liver between the portal triad and the inferior vena cava (IVC). Torrential bleeding can occur from the IVC and short hepatic veins during dissection. Isolated total caudate lobe resection is still rare and technically demanding. We herein present a video on the technical aspect of laparoscopic total caudate lobectomy. METHOD: A 61-year-old woman was admitted for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma detected on imaging...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852277/right-hepatectomy-for-a-detoured-left-hepatic-artery-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-report-of-a-rare-but-rational-resection
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Chun-Yi Tsai, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Tomoki Ebata, Takashi Mizuno, Yuzuru Kamei, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: Curative hepatectomy with bile duct resection is the treatment for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. A locally advanced tumor necessitates hepatectomy with simultaneous vascular resection, and reconstruction remains an obstacle for surgeons. Studies have focused on the variations of hepatic arteries. Nevertheless, the anatomical alignment of the portal veins, bile ducts, and hepatic arteries are equally critical in surgical planning of curative resection for advanced tumors. We have reported promising outcomes of hepatectomy with simultaneous resection and reconstruction of the hepatic artery...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834025/indocyanine-green-fluorescence-navigated-robotic-segmentectomy
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Chen-Ping Hsieh, Yun-Hen Liu, Yi-Cheng Wu, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Yin-Kai Chao
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary segmentectomy with radical lymphadenopathy has been considered effective to manage small primary lung cancers [1, 2]. This procedure provides the advantages of minimal invasive surgery and is reported sufficient for safe margin. However, segmentectomy is more difficult to be performed than lobectomy because intersegmental plane cannot be detected easily. Several methods have been reported for identifying the actual intersegmental plane [3-7], but the sensitivity of these methods is limited to the lung conditions like patients with emphysematous lung and needed skilled surgeon to perform...
November 11, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826941/circumportal-pancreas-a-must-know-pancreatic-anomaly-for-the-pancreatic-surgeon
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Andreas Minh Luu, C Braumann, T Herzog, M Janot, W Uhl, A M Chromik
PURPOSE: Circumportal pancreas is a rare congenital pancreatic anomaly with encasement of the portal vein and/or the superior mesenteric vein by pancreatic tissue. It is often overlooked on cross-sectional imaging studies and can be encountered during pancreatic surgery. Pancreatic head resection with circumportal pancreas is technically difficult and bears an increased risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of our data base for all patients who had undergone pancreatic head resection between 2004 and 2015 was performed...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819646/from-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-to-liver-transplantation-when-the-gallbladder-becomes-the-pandora-s-box
#12
Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Peter Tsaparas, Stylianos Kykalos, Nikolaos Machairas, Ernesto P Molmenti, Andreas Paul
Bile duct injuries (BDI) tend to be more complex in laparoscopic than in open cholecystectomy procedures, and frequently involve young adults with benign pathologies. The ultimate consequence may be a liver transplantation (LT), making this situation one of the most rare transplant indications. Fatal post-transplant outcome is extreme infrequently reported. Aim of this study is to report on our single-case experience and to review the literature concerning lethal outcome after LT for major BDI following cholecystectomy...
2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813710/usefulness-of-three-dimensional-modeling-in-surgical-planning-resident-training-and-patient-education
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Ciro Andolfi, Alejandro Plana, Patrick Kania, P Pat Banerjee, Stephen Small
BACKGROUND: Imaging has a critical impact on surgical decision making and three-dimensional (3D) digital models of patient pathology can now be made commercially. We developed a 3D digital model of a cancer of the head of the pancreas by integrating actual CT data with 3D modeling process. After this process, the virtual pancreatic model was also produced using a high-quality 3D printer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 56-year-old female with pancreatic head adenocarcinoma presented with biliary obstruction and jaundice...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790413/variations-in-the-origin-and-course-of-right-hepatic-artery-and-its-surgical-significance
#14
Narayanaperumal Mugunthan, Rajendran Kannan, Christilda Felicia Jebakani, Jayaram Anbalagan
INTRODUCTION: Variations in the Right Hepatic Artery (RHA) are exceedingly common and these variations are of great importance to surgeons and interventional radiologists. A thorough knowledge of the right hepatic arterial anatomy is mandatory while performing hepatic surgery and hepatic arteriography. AIM: To find out the variations in the origin and course of the RHA and its surgical significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in 60 embalmed adult cadavers of both sexes of age group between 50 to 80 years...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788807/modified-hepatic-venous-plane-a-key-factor-for-improving-preoperative-mdct-donor-volume-prediction-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#15
M-C Liu, Y-T Lin, S-B Cheng, S-W Hung, C-Y Lai, J-H Chen, C C-C Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to present our experience using a modified hepatic venous plane in multidetector computerized tomography (MDCT) for reducing the discrepancy between preoperative liver volume estimation and intraoperative weight (IOW) measurement in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 57 consecutive living donors with the use of MDCT as a modality for volumetric assessment for LDLT from May 2007 to January 2015...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788559/reducing-inflow-occlusion-occlusion-duration-and-blood-loss-during-hepatic-resections
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Ya Ruth Huo, Tim Shiraev, Nayef Alzahrani, Francis Chu
BACKGROUND: To assess the changes in blood loss during hepatic resection with improved haemostatic devices such as a bipolar sealing device and a topical haemostatic agent. METHODS: This retrospective clinical study of prospectively collected data will assess hepatic resections performed by a single surgeon between 2005 and 2013, with the introduction of the two haemostatic techniques in 2009. RESULTS: A total of 371 hepatic resections (214 from 2005 to 2008 and 157 from 2009 to 2013) were included in this study...
October 27, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787374/surgical-outcomes-following-laparoscopic-major-hepatectomy-for-various-liver-diseases
#17
Sung-Hwa Kang, Ki-Hun Kim, Min-Ho Shin, Young-In Yoon, Wan-Jun Kim, Dong-Hwan Jung, Gil-Chun Park, Tae-Yong Ha, Sung-Gyu Lee
The aim of the study was to report surgical outcomes (efficacy and safety) of laparoscopic major hepatectomy for various liver diseases.Although the number of laparoscopic liver resections has increased, expansion of laparoscopic major hepatic resection remains limited, mainly owing to the technical difficulties for the procedure as compared to open surgery. We describe our experiences with laparoscopic major hepatectomy for various liver diseases.We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 192 patients who underwent laparoscopic major hepatectomy between October 2007 and March 2015 at Asan Medical Center, Korea...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780274/increased-rates-of-prolonged-length-of-stay-readmissions-and-discharge-to-care-facilities-among-postoperative-patients-with-disseminated-malignancy-implications-for-clinical-practice
#18
Sarah B Bateni, Frederick J Meyers, Richard J Bold, Robert J Canter
BACKGROUND: The impact of surgery on end of life care for patients with disseminated malignancy (DMa) is incompletely characterized. The purpose of this study was to evaluate postoperative outcomes impacting quality of care among DMa patients, specifically prolonged length of hospital stay, readmission, and disposition. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was queried for years 2011-2012. DMa patients were matched to non-DMa patients with comparable clinical characteristics and operation types...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770159/mdct-assessment-of-resectability-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
#19
Qihong Ni, Haolu Wang, Yunhe Zhang, Lijun Qian, Jiachang Chi, Xiaowen Liang, Tao Chen, Jian Wang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the value of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) assessment of resectability in hilar cholangiocarcinoma, and to identify the factors associated with unresectability and accurate evaluation of resectability. METHODS: From January 2007 to June 2015, a total of 77 consecutive patients were included. All patients had preoperative MDCT (with MPR and MinIP) and surgical treatment, and were pathologically proven with hilar cholangiocarcinoma...
October 21, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742304/right-accessory-hepatic-artery-arising-from-celiac-trunk-case-report-of-a-variation-that-must-be-looked-for-during-multiorgan-procurement
#20
D Bastos-Neves, J A da Silva Alves, L G Guedes Dias, M B de Rezende, P R Salvalaggio
Knowledge of the anatomy of the hepatic artery and its variations is important to hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeons and interventional radiologists. We report a rare anatomic variation of liver hepatic arterial supply: a right accessory hepatic artery arising directly from the celiac trunk and observed at the time of multiorgan procurement. The anatomic variation described in this case occurs in up to 2% of cases and their knowledge is essential to avoid injuries during multiorgan procurement that could require multiple anastomoses or lead to inadvertent vessel injury...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
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