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Primary squamous cell carcinoma of gallbladder accounts for only 0-12.7% of all cases of gallbladder cancer. We here report a case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of gallbladder presenting as acute cholecystitis. A 50 year old man was admitted with the complaints of pain in right hypochondrium and fever of 2 days duration. Abdominal examination revealed(More)
Herein, we describe two patients who underwent liver transplantation with the clinical diagnosis of hepatic failure and cryptogenic cirrhosis; histopathology of the explanted hepatectomy specimen revealed congenital hepatic fibrosis. To the best of our knowledge, coexistence of hepatic failure and cirrhosis in congenital hepatic fibrosis, have not yet been(More)
BACKGROUND A high proportion of patients suffering from end stage liver disease are from low socioeconomic classes , which limits their access to liver transplantation as the most effctive treatment of this condition because of cost barrier. OBJECTIVES one of the most challenging aspects of liver transplantation is its affordability and utilization by(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Although liver abscess is more prevalent in developing countries than in developed countries, there is scant data about the characteristics of pediatric liver abscess in our region. We aimed to analyze the characteristics of pediatric liver abscess in our region and compare these with those of developed countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder is a lymphocyte proliferating disease, usually of B cell origin, and rarely of T cell. Involvement of liver itself in liver transplant recipients as the primary organ is not common. Herein we report our experience in two patients who primarily presented in the allografted liver, both of whom were promptly(More)
BACKGROUND Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has been mentioned as a potential obstacle to liver transplantation (LTx). OBJECTIVE To review the impact of PVT on orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) outcome. METHOD Between January 2006 and April 2009, 440 OLT were performed in Shiraz Transplant Unit of whom, 35 (7.9%) cases had old PVT with recanalization. Data(More)
Arthrogryposis-renal tubular dysfunction-cholestasis syndrome (MIM No. 208085) is a rare multisystem disorder involving the liver, kidney, skin, and central nervous and musculoskeletal systems. The syndrome is an autosomal-recessive trait, associated with germ-line mutations in the VPS33B gene. We report an Iranian boy of consanguineous cousin parents who(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation is the best option for treatment of the end-stage renal diseases and has more advantages than dialysis. The objective of this study is to determine the ten-year graft survival rate of renal transplantation and its associated factors in patients who have been transplanted from March 1999 to March 2009 in Nemazee Hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation (LT) is a life-saving treatment for end-stage liver diseases (ESLD). Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is one of the important causes of morbidity after LT. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of late-onset (after 6 months of LT) CMV infection in pediatric recipients. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted to(More)
Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. The aim of this study was to determine the ten-year graft survival rate of renal transplantation in patients who have been transplanted from live donors. This is a historical cohort study designed to determine the organ survival rate after kidney transplantation from live donor(More)