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Preoperative systemic chemotherapy is generally applied in patients who undergo hepatic resection for colorectal metastases. Although the tumour response rate has been improved recently with the development of new molecular targeted therapies the related hepatic injury is ill defined. Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody to vascular endothelial growth(More)
BACKGROUND Although the most common cause of liver failure (LF) in hematologic patients is viral hepatitis, several episodes of sickle cell intrahepatic cholestasis (IHC) have been reported as rare but potentially causative of fulminant LF. Reviewing the literature, we have presented a single case of intrahepatic cholestasis after major liver resection,(More)
BACKGROUND A mixed pattern of glandular and neuroendocrine elements is rare in tumours at any site within the gastrointestinal tract but particularly so in the gallbladder. CASE OUTLINE A 72-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain and jaundice and was found to have a large mass in the fundus of the gallbladder.The mass was radically excised to(More)
Liver resections are demanding operations which can have life threatening complications although they are performed by experienced liver surgeons. Recently new technologies are applied in the field of liver surgery, having one goal: safer and easier liver operations. The aim of this article is to address the issue of bloodless liver resection using(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic and pulmonary recurrences are major determinants of survival for patients who have undergone curative resection of colorectal carcinoma. In a selected group of patients, resection of metachronous, liver and lung metastases prolongs survival despite the aggressive nature of these lesions. The experience from an exclusive transthoracic,(More)
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