Arvinder Singh Soin

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The functional outcome and quality of life after sphincter-saving operations for ulcerative colitis have not been previously assessed in Indian patients whose dietary habits and socio-cultural practices differ considerably from those in western countries. Between 1996 and 2002, we performed 46 J-pouch ileoanal anastomoses (IPAA), for patients with(More)
In a proportion of liver cirrhosis, the etiology continues to remain elusive. It is uncertain whether and to what extent cirrhosis evolving from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease contributes to this group of cryptogenic cirrhosis because the clinicopathologic features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease cirrhosis are largely unknown. We explored these facets(More)
Mucormycosis of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare infection that usually occurs in patients who are immunocompromised and carries a high mortality. We report four cases of gastrointestinal mucormycosis seen over a one year period with different presentations, risk factors and different anatomical sites of involvement. A preoperative diagnosis was made(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of jaundice or an abdominal lump in gall bladder cancer (GBC) is often translated to advanced and unresectable disease. We examined whether this was true. METHODS We retrospectively analysed 120 GBC patients, who had been operated on, for presenting symptoms, staging and resectability. The outcomes in patients with jaundice and/or(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) worsens the prognosis of cirrhosis and liver transplantation is only definitive treatment. There is paucity of data about role of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in HPS. METHODS Fourteen patients with HPS and cirrhosis who underwent LDLT were prospectively included. HPS was defined as PaO2 < 80 mmHg in(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary complications (BCs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). They occur because the graft hepatic ducts are often small, thin walled, multiple, and may become ischemic during transection. STUDY DESIGN Of the 460 LDLTs done at our center before November 2009, the first 402 partial(More)
Sinistral portal hypertension is a clinical syndrome of gastric variceal hemorrhage in the setting of splenic vein thrombosis due to a primary pancreatic pathology. The distinguishing features from other forms of portal hypertension are preserved liver function and a patent extrahepatic portal vein. The important causes include acute and chronic(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET computed tomography (F-FDG PET CT) as an independent prognostic indicator in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS PET contrast-enhanced CT scans of 100 consecutive patients with HCC were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were asked to fast(More)