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BACKGROUND AND AIM The traditional management of open/laparoscopic choledochotomy after common bile duct (CBD) exploration is accomplished by placement of a T-tube, a procedure historically associated with complications and discomfort. In this study, we share in humble our laparoscopic experience of the use of primary closure of CBD, primary closure over(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to review the experience of this department with the treatment of post-common bile duct exploration residual stones using choledochoscopy and to analyze the complications of choledochoscopy and explore effective methods of prevention. METHODS A choledochoscope (PENTAX fibercholedochoscope and electronic choledochoscope(More)
AIM To investigate roles of sphincter of Oddi (SO) motility played in pigment gallbladder stone formation in model of guinea pigs. METHODS Thirty-four adult male Hartley guinea pigs were divided randomly into two groups: the control group and pigment stone group. The pigment stone group was divided into 4 subgroups with 6 guinea pigs each according to(More)
BACKGROUND Currently adopted diagnostic methods for duodenal-biliary and pancreaticobiliary refluxes carry many flaws, so the incidence of the two refluxes demands further larger sample size studies. This study aimed to evaluate Western blotting for the diagnosis of refluxes in biliary diseases. METHODS An oral radionuclide 99mTc-DTPA test (radionuclide,(More)
Endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) is considered as a possible etiological factor for severe cholangitis. We herein report a case of severe cholangitis after endoscopic sphincterotomy induced by barium examination. An adult male patient presented with epigastric pain was diagnosed as having choledocholithiasis by ultrasonography. EST was performed and the(More)
AIM To investigate the mechanisms and effects of sphincter of Oddi (SO) motility on cholesterol gallbladder stone formation in guinea pigs. METHODS Thirty-four adult male Hartley guinea pigs were divided randomly into two groups, the control group (n = 10) and the cholesterol gallstone group (n = 24), which was sequentially divided into four subgroups(More)
Previous studies have shown that the expression level of stanniocalcin 2 (STC2) is associated with tumor progression. However, to date, the association between STC2 and clinico-pathological factors in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been investigated. The clinical significance of STC2 was investigated in 30 fresh HCC samples using western blot(More)
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