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PURPOSE To assess AMI-25- versus gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the differential diagnosis of liver tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-nine patients with liver tumors underwent unenhanced, AMI-25-enhanced (15 micromol/kg), and gadolinium-enhanced(0.1 mmol/kg) imaging within 2 weeks. RESULTS A significant (P< .05) difference in(More)
Hereditary hemorrhagic teleangiectasia, or M. Osler (Osler-Weber-Rendu disease), is an autosomal dominant, systemic fibrovascular dysplasia. This may lead to increased liver blood flow from arteriovenous fistulas. A 45-year-old woman with a known M. Osler was admitted for liver transplantation. On admission, exertional dyspnea was the predominant symptom.(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors evaluated the complication rate and outcome of side-to-side common bile duct anastomosis after human orthotopic liver transplantation. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Early and late biliary tract complications after orthotopic liver transplantation remain a serious problem, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Commonly performed(More)
Although the surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma represents the only potentially curative option, survival figures remain low over the long term. After hilar and partial hepatic resections for hilar cholangiocarcinoma, loco-regional tumor recurrence appears as the primary site of failure. From April 1992 to April 1996, 14 patients underwent(More)
PURPOSE To assess with volumetric computed tomography (CT) the pattern and extent of hepatic regeneration induced with transarterial embolization of initially unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study, 13 patients (four men, nine women) with hilar cholangiocarcinoma, aged 43-74 years (mean +/-(More)
Post-traumatic pyogenic liver abscess is a rare disease. We present the case of a 38-year-old man with multilocular liver abscess and pleural empyema following blunt abdominal trauma. The patient had a prodrome lasting 3 months before presenting in our department. The therapy included partial hepatectomy and pleural drainage. Clinical signs, diagnosis and(More)
Lidocaine metabolism (MEGX test) as an indicator for liver function in the assessment of different degrees of liver disease and as a predictor for liver outcome after transplantation is well established. Since reduced liver function is associated with an alteration in parenchymal and non-parenchymal cells, we evaluated whether MEGX values correlate with(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional peritoneal dialysis fluids (PDF) have been shown to compromise the function of both leukocytes and human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMC). Various in vitro studies have identified the low initial pH in combination with high lactate content, as well as the hyperosmolality and high glucose concentration present in currently used(More)