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OBJECTIVE To directly compare the oncologic outcomes of TLPD and OPD in the setting of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. BACKGROUND Total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (TLPD) has been demonstrated to be feasible and may have several potential advantages over open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD), including lower blood loss and shorter hospital stay.(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the current world position on laparoscopic liver surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Multiple series have reported on the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic liver surgery. Small and medium sized procedures have become commonplace in many centers, while major laparoscopic liver resections have been performed with efficacy and safety(More)
BACKGROUND Major vascular resection when necessary for margin control during pancreaticoduodenectomy is relatively universal with perioperative and oncological outcomes that are similar to those of patients undergoing a PD without venous involvement. The present study compares total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (TLPD) versus open(More)
PURPOSE MicroRNA (miRNA) is a new class of small, noncoding RNA. The purpose of this study was to determine if miRNAs are differentially expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN More than 200 precursor and mature miRNAs were profiled by real-time PCR in 43 and 28 pairs of HCC and adjacent benign liver, respectively, and in normal(More)
In a 20-year period, 223 patients (median age, 64.8 years) with myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM) had therapeutic splenectomy at our institution. Primary indications for surgery were transfusion-dependent anemia (45.3%), symptomatic splenomegaly (39. 0%), portal hypertension (10.8%), and severe thrombocytopenia (4.9%). Operative mortality and(More)
Activation of Wnt signaling through beta-catenin mutations contributes to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatoblastoma (HB). To explore the contribution of additional Wnt pathway molecules to hepatocarcinogenesis, we examined beta-catenin, AXIN1 and AXIN2 mutations in 73 HCCs and 27 HBs. beta-catenin mutations were detected in 19.2%(More)
Hepatic steatosis is a recognized risk factor for primary nonfunction of hepatic allografts, but the effect of steatosis on postoperative recovery after major liver resection is unknown. Our aim was to determine if hepatic steatosis is associated with increased perioperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing major resection. A retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the long-term disease-free and overall survivals for patients undergoing hepatic resection for colorectal cancer metastases and to define significant predictors of improved patients survival. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Single tertiary care center. PATIENTS Two hundred eighty consecutive patients underwent hepatic(More)