Hp Priyantha Siriwardana

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BACKGROUND Tumour clearance during pancreatectomy may be facilitated by resection of the portal-superior mesenteric vein, but this is associated with increased perioperative risk. There is no consensus about which patients benefit from portal-superior mesenteric vein resection. METHODS A systematic appraisal was carried out of the literature on(More)
BACKGROUND Contemporary classification systems for chronic pancreatitis do not incorporate current knowledge of the disease biology of this condition. METHOD AND RESULTS This paper presents three case summaries of patients with longstanding chronic pancreatitis with extra-pancreatic complications. The cases highlight the inadequacies of current(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines fungal colonization of post-inflammatory pancreatic necrosis in a cohort of patients undergoing open surgical necrosectomy in a single, tertiary referral unit over a 10-year period. METHODS The charts of all patients with acute pancreatitis who underwent surgical necrosectomy during the period January 1992 to December 2001(More)
There is a well-recognised association between hyperlipidaemia and acute pancreatitis. However, the role of hyperlipidaemia in modulating disease course is not clear. The aim of the study was to conduct a prospective study in acute pancreatitis to assess the relation between hyperlipidaemia and disease severity using current disease descriptors. The study(More)
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is increasingly being utilized in the management of early gastric cancer. Metastatic cancer of the stomach is uncommon. We report a case of solitary gastric metastasis from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that was successfully excised with EMR. A 71-year-old man presented with iron deficiency anemia, he had undergone a radical(More)
Insulinoma is a rare tumour, the main symptoms of which are related to hypoglycaemia. Generalized pruritus has been described in association with the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome (MEN II or Sipple's syndrome) as a paraneoplastic phenomenon. Further, pruritus is known to be part of the paraneoplastic syndrome in other solid tumours. This case(More)
Primary endodermal sinus tumour of the liver is an extremely rare neoplasm. A 37-year-old man presented with a mass in the left lobe of the liver and a raised serum alpha-fetoprotein concentration. A left hepatic lobectomy was performed. Histological examination revealed an endodermal sinus tumour of the liver. There was no evidence of an extrahepatic(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the hypothesis that mild endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-induced acute pancreatitis (AP) runs a distinctly shorter clinical course compared with mild attacks caused by other etiological factors. ERCP-induced AP was defined as the persistence of postprocedure abdominal pain requiring analgesia for(More)
Whereas small gastric bezoars may be removed endoscopically, large bezoars traditionally are removed at laparotomy. We describe a 33-year-old mentally retarded woman with pica syndrome who had experienced episodes of upper abdominal pain and distension of 10 months duration. Gastroscopy showed a large bezoar in the stomach, and attempted endoscopic removal(More)