Eddie K. Abdalla

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PURPOSE Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are considered rare tumors and can produce a variety of hormones. In this study, we examined the epidemiology of and prognostic factors for NETs, because a thorough examination of neither had previously been performed. METHODS The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program registries were searched to(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)
PURPOSE Chemotherapy before resection of hepatic colorectal metastases (CRM) may cause hepatic injury and affect postoperative outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four hundred six patients underwent hepatic resection of CRM between 1992 and 2005. Pathologic review of the nontumorous liver was performed using established criteria for steatosis, steatohepatitis,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of surgical margin status on survival and site of recurrence in patients treated with hepatic resection for colorectal metastases. METHODS Using a multicenter database, 557 patients who underwent hepatic resection for colorectal metastases were identified. Demographics, operative data, pathologic margin status, site of(More)
Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy in Western countries. Approximately 50% of patients with colorectal cancer develop hepatic metastases during the course of the disease. 5 The liver is the most common site of metastases of colorectal cancer, and hepatic metastases are responsible for death in at least two thirds of patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine recurrence and survival rates for patients treated with hepatic resection only, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) plus resection or RFA only for colorectal liver metastases. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Thermal destruction techniques, particularly RFA, have been rapidly accepted into surgical practice in the last 5 years. Long-term survival(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA) include those with localized disease who have tumor or patient characteristics that preclude immediate surgery. There is no optimal treatment schema for this distinct stage of disease, so the role of surgery is undefined. STUDY DESIGN We defined patients with borderline(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and postoperative course of liver transplantation (LT) in cirrhotic patients who underwent liver resection prior to LT for HCC. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although LT provides longer survival than liver resection for treatment of small HCCs, donor shortage and long LT wait time may argue against LT. The feasibility and(More)
PURPOSE The primary goal of this study was to evaluate whether pathologic response to chemotherapy predicts patient survival after preoperative chemotherapy and resection of colorectal liver metastases (CLM). The secondary goal of the study was to identify the clinical predictors of pathologic response. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review was(More)
Whether neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) predicts survival of patients with colorectal liver metastases (CLM) treated with systemic chemotherapy remains unclear. Clinicopathologic data were reviewed for patients with CLM treated with chemotherapy and resection (n = 200) or chemotherapy only (n = 90). Univariate and multivariate analyses for prognostic(More)