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PURPOSE There is no standard anastomosis technique for performing reconstruction after right hemicolectomy, and, in the literature, studies on ileocolonic anastomosis are rare. The aim of this retrospective work was to analyze the type of anastomosis techniques used and the related results in a multicentric enquiry. METHODS A questionnaire was sent to the(More)
OBJECTIVES Portal hypertension has been reported as a negative prognostic factor and a relative contraindication for liver resection. This study considers a possible role of fibrosis evaluation by transient elastography (FibroScan(®)) and its correlation with portal hypertension in patients with cirrhosis, and discusses the use of this technique in planning(More)
AIM To verify the utility of fluorescent cholangiography for more rigorous identification of the extrahepatic biliary system. METHODS MEDLINE and PubMed searches were performed using the key words "fluorescent cholangiography", "fluorescent angiography", "intraoperative fluorescent imaging", and "laparoscopic cholecystectomy" in order to identify relevant(More)
Liver fibrosis is characterized by the excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in the hepatic parenchyma and represents an intrinsic response to chronic injury, maintaining organ integrity when extensive necrosis or apoptosis occurs. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are the major cell type responsible for liver fibrosis. Following liver injury, HSCs(More)
BACKGROUND Whether to routinely or selectively use intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has been a controversial issue for many years. Many authors maintain that IOC decreases the rate of biliary complications such as bile duct injuries, biliary leak, and missed common bile duct (CBD) stones. However, in contrast to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) and postoperative complications, as defined by the Clavien-Dindo classification, after hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal cancer in patients with and without associated neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS A total of 181 patients were studied(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification has been recently validated as the best system for treatment guidance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the usefulness of BCLC in the treatment of HCC comparing our treatment decision and the BCLC algorithm indications. METHODOLOGY(More)
Fibrosis represents a response to chronic injury, aimed at maintaining organ integrity. Hepatic fibrosis is mainly related to chronic viral hepatitis B or C (HBV or HCV), alcoholic and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and biliary diseases. A deep understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying liver fibrosis has enabled the development(More)