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Samina Ismail, Aliya Ahmed, Muhammad Qamarul Hoda, Muhammad Sohaib, Zia-Ur-Rehman
All laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) patients in our hospital setting are admitted overnight. This article assesses the contribution of factors like postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), postoperative pain and surgical complications to overnight stay after elective LC. This 1-year observational study included patients having normal liver functions undergoing elective LC before 1400 h. The collected data included patient demographics, co-morbidities, PONV, pain scores, complications, surgical time, anesthesia technique, use of prophylactic antiemetics, analgesics, patient satisfaction and desire to have this surgery as day case or in-patient procedure...
October 20, 2016: Updates in Surgery
Chaya Shwaartz, Adam C Fields, Jeffrey J Aalberg, Celia M Divino
BACKGROUND: The value of drain placement in hepatic surgery has not been conclusive. The aim of this study was to determine whether drain placement during major hepatectomy was associated with negative postoperative outcomes and whether its placement reduced the need for secondary procedures. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Procedure-Targeted Hepatectomy Database was used to identify patients who underwent major hepatectomy...
October 13, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Yousuke Nakai, Hiroyuki Isayama, Natsuyo Yamamoto, Saburo Matsubara, Yukiko Ito, Naoki Sasahira, Ryunosuke Hakuta, Gyotane Umefune, Naminatsu Takahara, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Suguru Mizuno, Hirofumi Kogure, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
Background and study aims: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) is potentially complicated by bile leak and stent migration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a long (≥ 10 cm), partially covered metal stent (LP-CMS) for EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS) for malignant biliary obstruction. Both the stent length and the uncovered portion at the proximal end of the LP-CMS are designed to prevent stent migration. Patients and methods: A total of 33 patients undergoing EUS-HGS using an LP-CMS in four centers were retrospectively studied...
October 7, 2016: Endoscopy
Orrie N Close, Olaguoke Akinwande, Rakesh K Varma, Ernesto Santos, Hyun S Kim
Postoperative biliary complications following extensive hepatic resections are complex, often requiring a multidisciplinary team approach. We describe a case of a free bile duct leak following extended right hepatectomy and surgical hepaticojejunostomy treated with percutaneous transhepatic hepaticojejunostomy in which a radiofrequency guidewire was used to gain enteral access. A modified internal/external biliary catheter was left in place. The patient was enrolled in a benign biliary stricture protocol, and 8 months later, the catheter was removed following a normal cholangiogram and biliary manometric perfusion testing...
September 27, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
R S Kadaba, K A Bowers, S Khorsandi, R R Hutchins, A T Abraham, S-J Sarker, S Bhattacharya, H M Kocher
INTRODUCTION Biliary-enteric anastomoses are performed for a range of indications and may result in early and late complications. The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors and management of anastomotic leak and stricture following biliary-enteric anastomosis. METHODS A retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients who underwent biliary-enteric anastomoses in a tertiary referral centre between 2000 and 2010 was performed. RESULTS Four hundred and sixty-two biliary-enteric anastomoses were performed...
September 23, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Tomas DaVee, Sunil K Geevarghese, James C Slaughter, Patrick S Yachimski
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Anastomotic bile leaks are common after orthotopic liver transplant (OLT), and standard treatment consists of placement of a biliary endoprosthesis. The objectives of this study were to identify risk factors for refractory anastomotic bile leaks and to determine the morbidity associated with refractory bile leaks after OLT. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for treatment of post-OLT biliary adverse events between 2009 and 2014 at a high-volume transplant center were retrospectively identified...
September 10, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Nikolaos Andreatos, Neda Amini, Faiz Gani, Georgios A Margonis, Kazunari Sasaki, Vanessa M Thompson, David J Bentrem, Bruce L Hall, Henry A Pitt, Ana Wilson, Timothy M Pawlik
INTRODUCTION: Post-operative bile leak (BL) and post hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) are the major potential sources of morbidity among patients undergoing liver resection. We sought to define the incidence of BL and PHLF among a large cohort of patients, as well as examine the prognostic impact of model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) scores to predict these short-term outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent a hepatectomy between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 were identified using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) liver-targeted database...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Massimiliano Mutignani, Lorenzo Dioscoridi, Stefanos Dokas, Paolo Aseni, Pietro Carnevali, Edoardo Forti, Raffaele Manta, Mariano Sica, Alberto Tringali, Francesco Pugliese
Between April 2013 and October 2015, 6 patients developed periampullary duodenal or jejunal/biliary leaks after major abdominal surgery. In all patients, percutaneous drainage of the collection or re-operation with primary surgical repair was attempted at first but failed. A fully covered enteral metal stent was placed in all patients to seal the leak. Subsequently, we cannulated the common bile duct and, in some cases, and the main pancreatic duct inserting hydrophilic guidewires through the stent after dilating the stent mesh with a dilatation balloon or breaking the meshes with Argon Plasma Beam...
August 10, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Brandon C Chapman, Alessandro Paniccia, Carrie Ryan, Richard D Schulick, Barish H Edil
INTRODUCTION: Main-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (M-IPMN) are potentially malignant cystic neoplasms that can degenerate into invasive malignancy in 43 % of cases.1 Although laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy have been previously described for the management of pancreatic neoplasms, laparoscopic total pancreatectomy is rarely described. We present a video demonstrating a laparoscopic spleen-preserving total pancreatectomy in a patient with M-IPMN...
September 2, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Carmelo Luigiano, Giuseppe Iabichino, Benedetto Mangiavillano, Leonardo H Eusebi, Monica Arena, Pierluigi Consolo, Carmela Morace, Sharmila Fagoonee, Matteo Barabino, Enrico Opocher, Rinaldo Pellicano
Bile duct injuries are the most serious complications after hepatobiliary surgery and are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The incidence of iatrogenic injuries of bile ducts has increased after the advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Bile duct injuries present with biliary leak or biliary obstruction or a combination of both. Successful treatment of these complications requires a multidisciplinary team that includes biliary endoscopists, interventional radiologists and hepatobiliary surgeons...
September 2, 2016: Minerva Chirurgica
Raffaele Brustia, Benjamin Granger, Olivier Scatton
Mortality and morbidity in hepatic surgery are affected by blood loss and transfusion. Topical haemostatic agents (THA) are composed by a matrix and/or fibrin sealants, and their association known as "carrier-bound fibrin sealant" (CBFS): despite widely used for secondary haemostasis, the level of evidence remains low. To realize a meta-analysis on the results of CBFS on haemostasis and postoperative complications. Searches in PubMed, PubMed Central, Cochrane and Google Scholar using keywords: "topical_haemostasis" OR "haemostatic_agents" OR "sealant_patch" OR "fibrin_sealant" OR "collagen_sealant" AND "liver_surgery" OR "hepatic_surgery" OR "liver_transplantation"...
October 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
Douglas G Adler, Linda Jo Taylor, Tyler McVay, Madeleine Birch, Gloria Francis, Andrew Zabolotsky, Sobia N Laique, Umar Hayat, Tingting Zhan, Ali A Siddiqui
INTRODUCTION: Postsurgical or traumatic bile duct leaks (BDLs) can be safely and effectively managed by endoscopic therapy via ERCP. The early diagnosis of BDL is important because unrecognized leaks can lead to serious adverse events. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between timing of endotherapy after BDL and the clinical outcomes, adverse events, and long-term results of endoscopic therapy. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, retrospective study on patients with BDLs who underwent ERCP between 2006 and 2014...
August 25, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Manuel Eckenschwiller, Hanns Ackermann, Wolf O Bechstein, Frank Grünwald
Background and Aims. Biliary complications are the most frequent complications after common liver surgeries. In this study, accuracy of hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HBS) and impact of hyperbilirubinemia were evaluated. Methods. Between November 2007 and February 2016, 131 patients underwent hepatobiliary scintigraphy after having liver surgery. 39 patients with 42 scans after LTX (n = 13) or hepatic resection (n = 26) were evaluated in the study; 27 were male, with mean age 60 years. The subjects underwent hepatobiliary scintigraphy with Tc-99m labeled Mebrofenin...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Imaging
Amanda Muir, Hansel Otero, Thane Blinman, Jessica Wen
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September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Anja Schaible, Peter Schemmer, Thilo Hackert, Christian Rupp, Anna E Schulze Schleithoff, Daniel N Gotthardt, Markus W Büchler, Peter Sauer
BACKGROUND: Bile leaks after hepatic resection are serious complications associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. The aim of this prospective observational study was to determine the therapeutic success of endoscopic treatment of biliary leakage after liver resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Grade B biliary leaks were considered for endoscopic treatment in patients after liver resection between 1/09 and 4/12. Endoscopic treatment (sphincterotomy only, plastic stent distal to leak or bridging) was defined as successful when the patient remained without symptoms after drain removal and without extravasation follow-up ERC 8 weeks later...
August 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Hillary J Braun, Nancy L Ascher, Garrett R Roll, John P Roberts
BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has become increasingly common in an effort to increase organ availability for the treatment of end-stage liver disease. Donor safety is a primary concern in LDLT. The majority of complications experienced by living donors are infectious or biliary in nature. The purpose of this paper was to review the existing literature on biliary complications in living donors. METHODS: Studies were eligible for inclusion if they were published in English between 2006-present, focused on adult-to-adult LDLT, and were available via PubMed/MEDLINE...
October 2016: Transplantation Reviews
Rachel M Gomes, Nilesh H Doctor
INTRODUCTION: Reconstructive hepatico-jejunostomy is recommended for major bile duct injuries (BDIs) during cholecystectomy. Complications of biliary leak, cholangitis, bleeding, anastomotic strictures and biliary cirrhosis remain a major concern affecting a patient's outcome after surgery. The aim of this study was to analyse the results of surgical repair of major BDIs at our institution and identify predictors for the development of major complications. METHODS: A retrospective study of 57 patients with major BDI after cholecystectomy referred to a tertiary hepato-biliary centre from July 1999 to July 2011 and subsequently managed with reconstructive bilio-enteric anastomosis was performed...
October 2015: Tropical Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
Christina A LeBedis, David D B Bates, Jorge A Soto
Iatrogenic and traumatic bile leaks are uncommon. However, given the overall increase in number of hepatobiliary surgeries and the paradigm shift toward nonoperative management of patients with liver trauma, they have become more prevalent in recent years. Imaging is essential to establishing early diagnosis and guiding treatment as the clinical signs and symptoms of bile leaks are nonspecific, and a delay in recognition of bile leaks portends a high morbidity and mortality rate. Findings suspicious for a bile leak at computed tomography or ultrasonography include free or contained peri- or intrahepatic low density fluid in the setting of recent trauma or hepatobiliary surgery...
August 9, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
David S Strosberg, Michelle C Nguyen, Peter Muscarella, Vimal K Narula
INTRODUCTION: Robotic-assisted surgery is gaining popularity in general surgery. Our objective was to evaluate and compare operative outcomes and total costs for robotic cholecystectomy (RC) and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A retrospective review was performed for all patients who underwent single-procedure RC and LC from January 2011 to July 2015 by a single surgeon at a large academic medical center. Demographics, diagnosis, perioperative variables, postoperative complications, 30-day readmissions, and operative and hospital costs were collected and analyzed between those patient groups...
August 5, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
J Alexander Viehman, Cornelius J Clancy, Lloyd Clarke, Ryan K Shields, Fernanda P Silveira, Eun J Kwak, Pascalis Vergidis, Christopher Hughes, Abhinav Humar, M Hong Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis is administered to liver transplant (LTx) recipients to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs), but regimens are not standardized, and there are limited effectiveness data. Prevention and treatment of SSIs have been complicated by the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed SSIs among 331 LTx recipients at our center in 2010 to 2014. RESULTS: Culture-proven superficial and deep SSIs occurred in 3% and 15% of patients, respectively, at median 12...
October 2016: Transplantation
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