Alastair L. Young

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This study was designed to evaluate the impact of an elevated preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) on outcome after curative resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Patients undergoing resection for HCC from January 1994 to May 2007 were identified from the hepatobiliary database. Demographics, laboratory analyses, and histopathology data(More)
BACKGROUND Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHCCA) remains a surgical challenge for which few large Western series have been reported. The aims of this study were to investigate the results of surgical resection for PHCCA and assess how practice has evolved over the past 15 years. METHODS A prospectively maintained database was interrogated to identify all(More)
BACKGROUND Some 75-80 per cent of patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal liver metastases develop intrahepatic recurrence. A significant number of these can be considered for repeat liver surgery. This study examined the outcomes of repeat liver resection for the treatment of recurrent colorectal metastases confined to the liver. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) remains challenging, with radical procedures thought to offer the best chance of long-term survival. Here we present our data for surgical resection of HCCA for the period 2001-2008. METHODS A prospectively maintained database was interrogated to identify all resections. Clinico-pathological data were(More)
BACKGROUND In Western countries, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often presents at a large size, which is seen as a contraindication to transplantation and often resection. Although diagnosis by imaging and alpha-fetoprotein is usually straightforward, nonspecialist units continue to use biopsy to prove the diagnosis before transfer for specialist surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION Biliary papillomatosis (BP) is a rare condition with a strong potential for malignant transformation and cases from Western centres are sparse.(1) We discuss the presentation, investigation and management of this condition in three Caucasian patients and present a review of the existing literature on BP. PATIENTS AND METHODS The case notes of(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) most commonly arises in patients with chronic liver disease. Data on outcomes after liver resection in patients with noncirrhotic, nonfibrotic, seronegative, referred to as a "normal" liver are limited. We aimed to investigate differences in prognostic factors and outcomes between patients presenting with HCC(More)
We present a case of accessory gallbladder demonstrating an anatomical variation not previously reported. While rare, accessory gallbladders are an important consideration if a cholecystectomy is to be performed. We also present a brief literature review of accessory gallbladders.