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Rachel E NeMoyer, Mihir M Shah, Omar Hasan, John L Nosher, Darren R Carpizo
INTRODUCTION: Benign strictures of the biliary system are challenging and uncommon conditions requiring a multidisciplinary team for appropriate management. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is a 32-year-old male that developed a hilar stricture as sequelae of a gunshot wound. Due to the complex nature of the stricture and scarring at the porta hepatis a combined interventional radiologic and surgical approach was carried out to approach the hilum of the right and left hepatic ducts...
March 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Geneviève F Desrochers, Christina Cornacchia, Craig S McKay, John Paul Pezacki
Protein-protein interactions are integral to host-virus inter-actions and can contribute significantly to enzyme regula-tion by changing the localization of both host and viral en-zymes within the cell, inducing conformational change rele-vant to enzyme activity, or recruiting other additional pro-teins to form functional complexes. Identifying the interac-tors of active enzymes using an activity-based protein profil-ing probe has allowed us to characterize both normal en-zyme activation mechanisms, and the manner by which these are mechanisms are hijacked and altered by the hepati-tis C virus (HCV)...
March 6, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
Harufumi Maki, Shouichi Satou, Kentaro Nakajima, Atsuki Nagao, Kazuteru Watanabe, Hitoshi Satodate, Satoshi Nara, Kaoru Furushima, Yasushi Harihara
BACKGROUND: Aggressive hepatectomy with venous resection has a higher risk of postoperative liver failure (POLF) than hepatectomy without venous reconstruction; however, venous reconstruction is technically demanding. We performed a novel two-stage hepatectomy (TSH) without venous reconstruction in a patient with bilobar multiple colorectal liver metastases located near the caval confluence, waiting for the development of intrahepatic venous collaterals between procedures. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man was referred to our hospital with sigmoid colon cancer accompanied by intraabdominal abscess and two synchronous liver metastases...
February 16, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
Jay A Patel, James B Piper, Brant G Wang
Follicular dendritic cell (FDC) sarcoma is a very rare neoplasm which commonly involves the lymph nodes and less commonly involves extranodal organs such as the liver. Most cases of FDC sarcoma are idiopathic, however some cases are associated with other disease states. Management of FDC sarcoma is primarily focused on surgical resection of the mass, and secondarily focused on radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or biologic pharmacotherapy. We report the case of a patient who was found to have FDC sarcoma presenting as an obstructing mass of the porta hepatis, a manifestation which does not appear to be reported in the literature...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Song Sun, Shan Zheng, Xuexin Lu, Gong Chen, Yangyang Ma, Lian Chen, Kuiran Dong
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the predictive index for prognosis in patients with biliary atresia (BA). METHODS: A total of 71 patients were divided into two groups. Group A included 39 postoperative BA patients who survived for more than 5 years with normal liver function and did not present cirrhosis, and group B included 32 patients who died from liver failure within 1 year after surgery. The clinical data of the two study groups were compared, and liver pathology was evaluated using a scoring system...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Giorgio L Colombo, Sergio Di Matteo, Chiara Martinotti, Martina Oselin, Giacomo M Bruno, Gianfranco M Beghi
Background: Anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum 200K (Oscillococcinum®) is used to treat and prevent seasonal colds and airway inflammatory affections, improve symptom control, and reduce the frequency of respiratory tract infection (RTI) episodes. The objective of this controlled observational study is to investigate, from the Italian National Health Service (NHS) point of view, the role of Anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum 200K in preventing RTIs and estimate the annual average cost per patient due to visits and medicines in a real-world setting, investigating whether this method of treatment can bring savings for the NHS...
2018: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
Jeffrey A Norton, Deshka S Foster, Leslie H Blumgart, George A Poultsides, Brendan C Visser, Douglas L Fraker, H Richard Alexander, Robert T Jensen
Importance: Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a life-threatening disease caused by a malignant tumor that secretes gastrin (gastrinoma). Gastrinomas typically occur in the pancreas or the duodenum. Objective: To describe the incidence and prognosis of very unusual gastrinomas originating in the hepatobiliary tract. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study included 223 consecutive patients at the National Institutes of Health and Stanford University Hospital who were enrolled in a prospective protocol to treat ZES using proton pump inhibitors to control acid hypersecretion and surgical resection to ameliorate the tumoral process...
January 24, 2018: JAMA Surgery
Pietro Mascagni, Fabio Melandro, Zoe Larghi Laureiro, Gianluca Mennini, Massimo Rossi
This article is the first description of a spontaneous hepatic rupture in a young bodybuilder with a history of clenbuterol and ephedrine alkaloid use. The patient presented with a sudden mid-epigastric pain and vomiting. Hemoglobin levels decreased a few hours later and a computed tomography scan was performed which revealed a rupture of the right liver capsule and hemoperitoneum. Two attempts at transarterial embolization did not control the bleeding and a right hemihepatectomy was performed. The pathological report identified a hepatic adenoma, a capsular tear and diffuse peliosis hepatis...
January 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Jing Shang, Yun-Yue Wang, Ying Dang, Xin-Juan Zhang, Yan Song, Li-Tao Ruan
RATIONALE: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is an uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm, and its presence in a grafted liver is exceedingly rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a half-month history of intermittent melena. She had undergone deceased-donor liver transplantation (LT) for hepatitis B virus related liver cirrhosis without hepatocellular carcinoma 5 months previously. DIAGNOSIS: Laboratory examination showed impaired liver and renal functions and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, but tumor markers within normal ranges...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Spyridon Pagkratis, Sara Kryeziu, Miranda Lin, Samah Hoque, Juan Carlos Bucobo, Jonathan M Buscaglia, Georgios V Georgakis, Aaron R Sasson, Joseph Kim
RATIONALE: Heterotaxy with polysplenia is an extremely rare congenital condition resulting from abnormal arrangement of organs in the abdominal and thoracic cavities during embryologic development. When a malignancy such as pancreatic cancer develops under these conditions, surgical resection becomes particularly complex. This case report demonstrates successful pancreatic cancer resection despite the patient's complicated anatomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 82-year-old female presented to our institution with complaints of mild right upper quadrant pain radiating to the mid-epigastric region...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Baojun Wang, Hongzhao Li, Qingbo Huang, Kan Liu, Yang Fan, Cheng Peng, Liangyou Gu, Xintao Li, Gang Guo, Rong Liu, Minggen Hu, Guodong Zhao, Hongguang Wang, Fengyong Liu, Jiang Xiong, Xu Zhang, Xin Ma
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted retrohepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy (RA-R-IVCTE) has been reported only for limited series. OBJECTIVE: To describe in detail the techniques for RA-R-IVCTE with regard to the relationship of a proximal thrombus to either the first porta hepatis (FPH) or second porta hepatis (SPH). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: From May 2013 to July 2016, 22 patients with R-IVC tumor thrombi were admitted to our hospital...
December 7, 2017: European Urology
Hanna Karakuła-Juchnowicz, Joanna Róg, Dariusz Juchnowicz, Justyna Morylowska-Topolska
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute a family of transmembrane proteins that mediate many cellular processes. GPR120/FFAR4, a receptor from this family that is activated by fatty acids, has received considerable attention recently. This paper presents a literature review concerning the role of GPR120 and its mechanism of action in animal and human studies as well as the potential use of GPR120 for the treatment of chronic diseases. Two electronic databases - Medline and Google Scholar - were searched for available studies addressing the review topic that were written in English and published from 2000 to June 2017...
November 19, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
Saptarshi Biswas, Shekhar Gogna, Prem Patel
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare vascular condition of the liver characterized by the presence of cystic blood filled cavities distributed randomly throughout the liver parenchyma. We describe a case of a 42-year-old previously healthy male patient, airlifted to us in a state of hemorrhagic shock after undergoing percutaneous diagnostic liver biopsy for lesions seen on CT scan. Repeat CT scan with IV contrast on presentation in our hospital showed intraperitoneal bleeding. Hepatic angiography failed to identify any specific bleeding source...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
D Munger, M Iannamorelli, C Galvez, C Service
Introduction: The vast majority of patients presenting with pneumoperitoneum have visceral organ perforation and require urgent diagnostic laparoscopy. Nonsurgical causes are relatively rare and may be attributed to multiple etiologies. Case Presentation: Here we describe the case of a 38-year-old Caucasian female who presented to the emergency department with three days of cramping, epigastric abdominal pain. Her physical exam was notable for tenderness to palpation in the epigastric area and abdominal and chest X-rays showed free air under the diaphragm...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
Jiang Ou, Liu Yu, Cheng Nan-Sheng
A 32-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to a traffic accident. Intraoperative observations revealed hemoperitoneum, splenic transection, pancreatic tail contusion, comminuted injury in the porta hepatis, rupture in the left hepatic duct, an irregular crevasse in the ductus hepaticus communis, the caudate lobe was transversely broken on the left, and under the gap, there was a fracture in retrohepatic inferior vena cava with huge retroperitoneal hematoma. We carried out a ligation of the left hepatic duct and the proper hepatic artery...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
Toshihiro Kawaguchi, Tatsuya Ide, Hironori Koga, Reiichiro Kondo, Ichiro Miyajima, Teruko Arinaga-Hino, Reiichiro Kuwahara, Keisuke Amano, Takashi Niizeki, Masahito Nakano, Ryoko Kuromatsu, Takuji Torimura
We report on a 62-year-old man with chronic hepatitis C who developed rapidly growing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after achieving sustained virological response at post-treatment week 24 (SVR 24) by direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment. In 2008, he failed interferon therapy at 56 years of age. He received daclatasvir plus asunaprevir for 24 weeks after confirmation of no liver tumor by abdominal ultrasonography. He had no advanced liver fibrosis. Three months after initiation of DAA treatment, a liver tumor measuring 6 mm in diameter was detected by ultrasonography and confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging...
October 29, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Paul Kelly, Albert Fung, Joy Qu, Paul Greig, Gordon Tait, Jodie Jenkinson, Ian McGilvray, Anne Agur
Visualizing the complex anatomy of vascular and biliary structures of the liver on a case-by-case basis has been challenging. A living donor liver transplant (LDLT) right hepatectomy case, with focus on the porta hepatis, was used to demonstrate an innovative method to visualize anatomy with the purpose of refining preoperative planning and teaching of complex surgical procedures. The production of an animation-enhanced video consisted of many stages including the integration of pre-surgical planning; case-specific footage and 3D models of the liver and associated vasculature, reconstructed from contrast-enhanced CTs...
2017: Journal of visualized surgery
Maciej Sebastian, Maciej Sroczyński, Piotr Donizy, Jerzy Rudnicki
Schwannomas are usually benign tumors attached to peripheral nerves and are rarely found in the gastrointestinal tract. Schwannomas in the porta hepatis are extremely rare, with only 15 cases described in the literature to date. A 22-year-old female patient presented with colicky upper abdominal pain lasting 3 months. Magnetic resonance imaging of the abdominal cavity revealed a tumor in the porta hepatis. The patient was qualified for laparoscopy. The tumor was totally excised laparoscopically under guidance of laparoscopic ultrasound without intra- or postoperative complications...
September 2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Z Jin, J You, H T Wang
Naïve CD4+T cell differentiates into either Th17 or Treg in the microenvironment of various cytokines, among that, Th17 is induced by TGF-β and IL-6, while differentiates into Treg when there is only TGF-β. As the mainly transcription factors of Th17 and Treg respectively, RORγt and Foxp3 have important role in maintaining balance of Th17/Treg. Th17 and Treg are function antagonistically, so the balance of Th17/Treg means a lot for human body. Liver-a metabolic organof the body, it is susceptible to factors in vivo and in vitro...
August 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
Toshihiro Muraji, Haruo Ohtani, Satoshi Ieiri
Biliary atresia (BA) is a unique cholestatic disease of newborns with a background of exaggerated immune response in the liver of unknown mechanism. Three hypotheses have been proposed; autoimmune type of cholangiopathy triggered by virus infection, graft-versus-host disease type of immune-mediated disease associated with maternal microchimerism and ductal plate malformation theory. Researchers on virus infection theory have experimentally explored immune process causing cholangiopathy on murine models of this disease, while in maternal microchimerism hypothesis were detected maternal cells in the BA patients' liver, of which roles are yet to be determined...
December 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
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