Hyung-Woo Park

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BACKGROUND Patent portal vein (PV) and adequate portal inflow is essential for successful living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). In extensive portal vein thrombosis (PVT) patients, however, complete PV thrombectomy is not feasible particularly at intrapancreatic portion, and subsequently portal flow steal through preexisting sizable collaterals or(More)
BACKGROUND The marginal mandibular branch (Mbr) of the facial nerve is vulnerable to damage during rhytidoplasty, surgical reduction of the mandibular angle, parotidectomy, and excision of the submandibular gland. OBJECTIVES The authors sought to map the Mbr and determine the relationship between the number of Mbr offshoots and the course of the Mbr. (More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS After left-sided hepatectomy due to a living donor, the stomach can become adhered to the hepatic cut surface. An unwanted gastric stasis can occur. For prevention of such gastric adhesion and laparotomy-associated adhesive ileus, some anti-adhesive agents have been developed for intra-abdominal application. The purpose of this study is to(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS The rates of surgery-related complications during and after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) remain very high, reaching up to 41%. They were primarily caused by leakage of pancreatic juice. We evaluated the effectiveness of external drainage of the bile duct using a pigtail drain to prevent pancreatic leakage in patients undergoing PD. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study reports our experiences of adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) corresponding to downstaging. METHODOLOGY Between July 1992 and April 2008, we performed 553 adult LDLTs (35.1%, 553/1575) for HCC. Sixty-five patients was not treated before LDLT and belonged to Milan criteria, classified as De novo Milan group (De(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS Since most transplantation studies for alcoholic liver disease (ALD) were performed on deceased donor liver transplantation, little was known following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS The clinical outcome of 18 ALD patients who underwent LDLT from Febraury 1997 to December 2004 in a large-volume liver transplantation(More)
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the bile duct (IPMN-B) and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas (IPMN-P) have striking similarities and are recognized as counterparts. However, simultaneous occurrence of IPMN-B and IPMN-P is extremely rare. A 66 year-old female presented with recurrent epigastric pain and fever. During the past(More)
BACKGROUND The use of rituximab (Rit) to prevent antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) adult living donor liver transplants (ALDLTs) has raised questions about the role of local graft infusion therapy (LGIT) and splenectomy (SPN); however, they are still regarded as essential components of the desensitization (DSZ) protocol. METHODS(More)
In total portosplenomesenteric thrombosis patients, cavoportal hemitransposition (CPHT) is indicated but rarely applicable for adult-to-adult (A-to-A) living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) because partial liver graft requires splanchno-portal inflow for liver graft regeneration. If intra- & peri-pancreatic collaterals draining into pericholedochal varix(More)