Deok-Bog Moon

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The currently available indication criteria of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have high prognostic power but insufficient discriminatory power. On the basis of single-center results from 221 HCC patients undergoing LDLT, we modified the indication criteria for LDLT to expand recipient selection(More)
This study presents our 14-year surgical experience with adult choledochal cyst disease (CCD), focusing on the clinical outcomes after surgical treatment. Medical records of 204 adult patients who had undergone surgery for CCD were reviewed retrospectively. Median patient age was 40.2 years, and 157 (77%) of the patients were female. Todani classification(More)
The prevention of hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence is essential after liver transplantation in patients infected with HBV. We evaluated the efficacy of primary high-dose hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) monotherapy and rescue antiviral therapy in 639 HBV-infected adult patients who underwent living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) between February 1997(More)
Salvage liver transplantation has been performed for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or deterioration of liver function after primary liver resection. Because prior liver resection per se is an unfavorable condition for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), we assessed the technical feasibility of LDLT after prior hepatectomy, and we compared(More)
A considerable proportion of adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) recipients experience biliary complication (BC), but there are few reports regarding BC based on long-term studies of a large LDLT population. The present study examined BC incidence, risk factors and management using single-center data from 259 adult patients (225 right liver and(More)
The high incidence of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) tract recurrence after resection of perihilar bile duct cancer (BDC) at a reference single center has suggested the need for endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) to prevent PTBD-related tumor recurrence. To determine the general applicability of these findings, we validated the risk of(More)
PURPOSE To determine the relative accuracy of automated blood-free to blood-filled computed tomographic (CT) volumetry for estimation of right-lobe weight in living donor liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board; informed consent was waived. Between October 1, 2008, and April 30,(More)
The long-term outcomes after resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with macroscopic bile duct tumor thrombus (BDTT) are unclear. This multicenter study was conducted to determine the prognosis of HCC patients with macroscopic BDTT who underwent resection with curative intent. Of 4,308 patients with HCC from four Korean institutions, this single-arm(More)
Serious complications have occurred in a considerable proportion of living donors of liver transplants, but data from a single high-volume center has rarely been available. We analyzed the medical records of donors and recipients of the first 1,000 living donor liver transplants, performed at Asan Medical Center from December 1994 to June 2005, with a focus(More)
Splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs), occurring in 7% to 17% of patients with cirrhosis, often result in catastrophic rupture after liver transplantation. We had experienced 3 cases of ruptured SAAs after adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), and we then performed this study to find risk factors for coexisting SAAs in liver transplant candidates with(More)