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L X Cai, S L He, F Q Wei, Y C Yu, X J Cai
Objective: The aim was to explore the strategy and clinical value of laparoscopic transection of median hepatic fissure (MHF) in difficult laparoscopic liver resections. Methods: First the MHF was located and marked, then the transection plane of the MHF was set. Next, the laparoscopic Multifuctional Operative Dissector (LPMOD) and the technique of curettage and aspiration were utilized to transect the liver beginning from the middle portion of the gallbladder fossa, in a caudal-to-cranial and anterior-to-posterior direction, until the clear exposure of the anterior surface of the intrahepatic inferior vena cava...
September 13, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Xiu-Feng Su, Na Li, Xu-Fang Chen, Lei Zhang, Ming Yan
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) are the most frequently used thermal ablation methods for the treatment of liver cancer. Liver abscess is a common and severe complication of thermal ablation treatment. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of liver abscess formation after thermal ablation of liver cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical data of 423 patients who underwent 691 thermal ablation procedures for liver cancer were collected in order to retrospectively analyze the basic characteristics, incidence, and risk factors associated with liver abscess formation...
July 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
S Lowell Kahn, Jonathan McClain, Jeffrey L Kaufman
A 66-year-old man, with an abnormal porta hepatis, consistent with tumor or inflammation, developed massive bleeding from one of numerous hepatic artery aneurysms, and coil embolization achieved control of bleeding. He died of subsequent multisystem organ failure, and the most likely diagnosis was either polyarteritis nodosa or segmental arterial mediolysis. Although the dual hepatic blood supply allows a degree of arterial embolization, this case demonstrates the risks associated with large territory hepatic arterial embolization in the presence of hemodynamic instability...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Yasuhiro Tsukamoto, Junichi Kiyasu, Hayato Utsunomiya, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Ilseung Choi, Youko Suehiro, Yoshifusa Aratake, Yasunobu Abe
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a condition involving benign tumors pathologically characterized by multiple blood-filled cavities, mostly affecting the liver and spleen. Androgenic-steroids are widely used in patients with bone marrow failure syndromes (e.g.: aplastic anemia) and these patients are at increased risk of developing PH. Although patients with PH are generally asymptomatic, PH can progress to liver failure and even fatal spontaneous intraabdominal hemorrhage. Therefore, early diagnosis is critical in order to prevent life-threatening complications of PH...
August 2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
S Nasser, A Lazaridis, M Evangelou, B Jones, K Nixon, M Kyrgiou, H Gabra, A Rockall, C Fotopoulou
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography (CT) is an essential part of preoperative planning prior to cytoreductive surgery for primary and relapsed epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Our aim is to correlate pre-operative CT results with intraoperative surgical and histopathological findings at debulking surgery. METHODS: We performed a systematic comparison of intraoperative tumor dissemination patterns and surgical resections with preoperative CT assessments of infiltrative disease at key resection sites, in women who underwent multivisceral debulking surgery due to EOC between January 2013 and December 2014 at a tertiary referral center...
August 29, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Mériam Koob, Danièle Pariente, Dalila Habes, Béatrice Ducot, Catherine Adamsbaum, Stéphanie Franchi-Abella
OBJECTIVES: To describe and evaluate an additional sonographic sign in the diagnosis of biliary atresia (BA), the microcyst of the porta hepatis, in comparison with previously described signs. METHODS: Ultrasound performed in 321 infants (mean age 55 days) with cholestasis were retrospectively analyzed. BA was surgically confirmed in 193 patients and excluded in 128. US evaluated gallbladder type (1: normal; 2: consistent with BA; 3: suspicious), triangular cord sign (TCS), microcyst and macrocyst, polysplenia syndrome, portal hypertension, and bile duct dilatation...
August 23, 2016: European Radiology
G L Wang, H Bi, J F Ye, H X Zhang, L L Ma
OBJECTIVE: To describe a feasible surgical technique for patients with renal cell carcinoma associated with a supradiaphragmatic tumor thrombus that avoids cardiopulmonary bypass procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 2 cases with right kidney tumor and tumor thrombus above the diaphragm treated in April and August, 2015. The two patients were both female, aged 73 and 67 years. The tumor sizes of right kidneys were 7.0 cm×6.3 cm×5.7 cm and 8.7 cm×7.0 cm×5...
February 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Shao-Yan Xu, Hua Guo, Yan Shen, Ke Sun, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng, Wei-Lin Wang
BACKGROUND: Schwannomas are mesenchymal neoplasms that arise from Schwann cells with low malignant potential. Schwannomas originating from the porta hepatis or intra-abdominal organs are extremely rare. To our knowledge, multiple schwannomas synchronously occurring in the porta hepatis, liver, and gallbladder have not been reported so far and we first report one in the present case. CASE SUMMARY: A 31-year-old female was referred to our hospital because of repeated abdomen discomfort, slight abdominal distension, and occasional abdominal pain for seven years...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tufan Egeli, Tarkan Unek, Mucahit Ozbilgin, Mustafa Goztok, Ibrahim Astarcıoglu
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple's procedure) remains the only definitive treatment option for tumors of the periampullary region. The most common and life-threatening complications following the procedure are pancreatic anastomotic leakage and subsequent fistula formation. When these complications occur, treatment strategy depends on the severity of anastomotic leakage, with patients with severe leakages requiring reoperation. The optimal surgical method used for reoperation is selected from among different options such as wide drainage, definitive demolition of the pancreaticojejunal anastomosis and performing a new one, or completion pancreatectomy...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Gregory M Anstead
In 1915, a British medical officer on the Western Front reported on a soldier with relapsing fever, headache, dizziness, lumbago, and shin pain. Within months, additional cases were described, mostly in frontline troops, and the new disease was called trench fever. More than 1 million troops were infected with trench fever during World War 1, with each affected soldier unfit for duty for more than 60 days. Diagnosis was challenging, because there were no pathognomonic signs and symptoms and the causative organism could not be cultured...
August 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Peter Bond, William Llewellyn, Peter Van Mol
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) have been abused for decades by both professional and amateur athletes in order to improve physical performance or muscle mass. AAS abuse can cause adverse effects, among which are hepatotoxic effects. These effects include cholestatic icterus and possibly peliosis hepatis and hepatocellular carcinoma or adenoma. In particular, 17α-alkylated AAS appear to be hepatotoxic, whereas nonalkylated AAS appear not to be. The 17α-alkyl substitution retards hepatic metabolism of the AAS rendering it orally bioavailable...
August 2016: Medical Hypotheses
Tariq Rashid, Asma Naheed, Umar Farooq, Muhammad Iqbal, Najeeb Barkat
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is getting popularity in developing countries especially in Pakistan. Conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy is also common. This study intends to evaluate the causes of conversion from laparoscopic cholecystectomy to open cholecystectomy and to establish the efficacy and safety of the procedure. METHODS: This descriptive case series was conducted in the department of General Surgery at Social Security Teaching Hospital Islamabad from November 2012 to October 2015...
January 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
W Qu, Z Zhu, L Wei, L Sun, Y Liu, Z Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To discuss rules of anatomic shifting of the porta hepatis structures of the original graft and dissection techniques for the portal vein (pull-out technique) in pediatric liver re-transplantation. METHOD: We summarized four cases of paediatric liver re-transplantation. The main donor type is partial liver graft especially using the left lateral lobe. RESULT: In paediatric liver re-transplantation, gross morphological changes were observed in the liver, and the spatial position of the porta hepatis structures was shifted clockwise (with the anastomosis of the hepatic vein as the origin)...
June 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Yifen Zhang, Xitai Sun, Jason S Gold, Qi Sun, Ying Lv, Qiang Li, Qin Huang
Heterotopic pancreas (HP) is often an incidental finding during operative or endoscopic procedures and described in case reports and small series in the literature. Large clinicopathological studies with a systematic analysis remain lacking. Herein, we identified 184 (0.18%; 184/99 544) consecutive histology-proven HP cases of 89 770 surgical resections and 9774 upper endoscopic biopsies carried out at a single medical center in China. Each case was diagnosed by unequivocal identification of pancreatic acini at a location outside the pancreas...
September 2016: Human Pathology
Wen-Sheng Deng, Qing Xu, Y E Liu, Chun-Hui Jiang, Hong Zhou, Lei Gu
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of melatonin (MT) on liver function and lipid peroxidation following hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). A total of 66 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into three groups: Normal control (N) group, ischemia-reperfusion (IR) group and the MT-treated group. A hepatic IRI model was developed by blocking the first porta hepatis, and subsequently restoring hepatic blood inflow after 35 min. Following reperfusion, changes in the levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSH) were detected by a chemical method at various time points...
May 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Dogan Vatansever, Ali Emre Atici, Hamdullah Sozen, Onder Sakin
OBJECTIVE: The majority of ovarian cancer patients are initially diagnosed at an advanced-stage [1]. Upper abdominal bulky metastasis cephalad to the greater omentum reported to be present in 42% of patients [2]. Many complex surgical procedures such as splenectomy, pancreatectomy, mobilization and partial resection of liver, porta hepatis dissection, diaphragmatic peritonectomy and resection are frequently performed to achieve complete resection of metastatic disease [3]. Our aim in this surgical film is to show the resection of a left sided diaphragmatic implant located beneath the heart, with dissection from the pericardium after entrance to the pericardial cavity...
July 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Jack Husney, Steven Guttmann, Nnaemeka Anyadike, Ira Mayer, Rabin Rahmani
Plasmacytoma is a neoplastic production of a single line of plasma cells, usually forming monoclonal immunoglobulin. It most often occurs in the bone marrow; however, in 3% of the cases, solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma arises, which is a proliferation in the soft tissue, outside the bone marrow. In only 10% of the cases is the gastrointestinal tract involved. A 77-year-old female presented with lethargy, abdominal fullness, bilious vomiting, and clay-colored stools. The patient was anemic with initial laboratory results showing increased total and direct bilirubin with elevated transaminases...
March 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Steven T Berkowitz, Kristi M Gannon, Carol A Carberry, Yonaira Cortes
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of hemoperitonium in a dog with Bartonellosis and peliosis hepatis (PH) lesions that resolved following antimicrobial therapy. CASE SUMMARY: A 3-year-11-month-old 22.5 kg female spayed mixed breed dog presented for progressive lethargy and vomiting. An abdominal ultrasonographic examination revealed moderate ascites, which when sampled was nonclotting hemorrhagic fluid. An exploratory laparotomy revealed a large volume of nonclotted blood in the dog's abdomen and blood-filled vesicular lesions dispersed diffusely along multiple lobes of the liver...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Jung-Hye Choi, Young-Woong Won, Hyun Sung Kim, Young-Ha Oh, Sanghyeok Lim, Han-Joon Kim
Oxaliplatin is an effective chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of colorectal cancer; however, it may cause liver injury, particularly sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS). Although SOS does not usually present with focal lesions on radiological images, the present study describes the case of a 22-year-old woman with oxaliplatin-induced SOS mimicking metastatic colon cancer in the liver. An abdominal computed tomography revealed a novel 1 cm, low-density lesion in segment 1 of the liver following the administration of the fourth round of oxaliplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer...
April 2016: Oncology Letters
Krister Jones, Laura Biederman, Rossitza Draganova-Tacheva, Charalambos Solomides, Marluce Bibbo
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has recently been used for the evaluation of various lesions arising in the porta hepatis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic yield of this increasingly utilized approach to porta hepatis lesions. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of 72 consecutive samples of porta hepatis lesions obtained via EUS-FNA between 2004 and 2015 was conducted. Clinical histories and endoscopic findings were available prior to the diagnostic interpretation...
2016: Acta Cytologica
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