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Little information is available on acute liver failure (ALF) in the United States. We gathered demographic data retrospectively for a 2-year period from July 1994 to June 1996 on all cases of ALF from 13 hospitals (12 liver transplant centers). Data on the patients included age, hepatic coma grade on admission, presumed cause, transplantation, and outcome.… (More)
BACKGROUND Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare clinical entity in which the peritoneal surfaces and omentum are involved with diffuse gelatinous mucinous implants. It originates from ruptured mucinous tumors of the appendix or ovary. METHODS The authors examined the experience with 34 patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei seen at Memorial Sloan-Kettering… (More)
Muco-epidermoid carcinoma is a rare primary of the breast with previous reports of only 15 cases. As the following case report demonstrates, it can be very difficult to diagnose on aspiration cytology and a negative result should be interpreted with caution.
BACKGROUND A minority of liver transplant (OLT) recipients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) develop fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH), a severe form of HCV recurrence associated with early graft failure and death. There are few reports of successful salvage strategies. In this retrospective study, we sought to determine the characteristics and outcomes for… (More)
Combined liver kidney transplantation (LKT) can be successfully performed on patients with liver and renal failure; however, outcomes are inferior to liver transplantation alone (OLT). Our aim was to determine the indications for and outcome of LKT and whether patients with longer wait times required more frequent LKT versus OLT alone. We included 18/93… (More)
BACKGROUND Jejunoileal (JI) bypass was developed as a therapy for morbid obesity in the late 1960s but has since been abandoned because of a high rate of complications, including cirrhosis. The need for liver transplantation after JI bypass has been infrequent, with only four previous patients reported in the literature; however, because the time to develop… (More)
Leukemia is rare in pregnancy; only 22 cases of the chronic granulocytic type have been described. Because of such a patient's refusal to receive chemotherapy, leukapheresis was utilized successfully.