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BACKGROUND The operations with proven effects on survival in Budd-Chiari syndrome are shunt operations and liver transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1993 and 1999 (June), 13 cases of Budd-Chiari syndrome have been treated surgically. Four cases had concomitant thrombosis of the inferior vena cava; the others had marked narrowing of the lumen due(More)
Surgery is the main modality in the treatment of hepatic hydatid disease. In this report, a laparoscopic surgical method is described, and the results in the first 16 cases are presented. The method involves the use of an aspirator-grinder apparatus that achieves effective evacuation of viable cyst contents with the patient benefiting from the laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Anatomical variations in right liver lobe are common. However, clinical implications and surgical management of these variations in living donor liver transplantation have not been analyzed systematically. METHODS Surgical anatomy of vascular and biliary structures in 120 right lobe grafts were reevaluated by reviewing the results of(More)
AIM To investigate the eligible management of the cystic neoplasms of the liver. METHODS The charts of 9 patients who underwent surgery for intrahepatic biliary cystic liver neoplasms between 2003 and 2008 were reviewed retrospectively. Informed consent was obtained from the patients and approval was obtained from the designated review board of the(More)
We evaluated the usefulness and limitations of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in pancreatic mass lesions. EUS was useful in detecting small pancreatic mass lesions, especially ductal adenocarcinomas smaller than 20 mm and small islet cell tumors smaller than 10 mm. In some of these cases, characteristic echo patterns were specific and useful for(More)
Major bile duct injury during cholecystectomy represents potentially severe complications with unpredictable long-term results. If these lesions are not treated adequately, they can lead to hepatic failure or secondary biliary cirrhosis therefore requiring liver transplantation. We report a patient who required liver transplantation 15 years after open(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) on T(1)-weighted, T(2)-weighted and postgadolinium images. A total of 13 lesions were demonstrated in 13 patients. All patients underwent MR examination at 1 T imager. MR examinations included precontrast T(1)-weighted breathing(More)
BACKGROUND Elective surgery for liver hemangiomas is still controversial. HYPOTHESIS Long-term results show that elective surgery for liver hemangiomas is safe and effective. SETTING A tertiary care university hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. PATIENTS Forty-two patients underwent surgery for liver hemangiomas between January 1988 and December 1998; 41(More)
BACKGROUND Iatrogenic factors became the leading mechanisms of severe cholangitis in a referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of the 58 patients treated for severe cholangitis between 1996 and May 2004 (inclusive) were evaluated. RESULTS The most frequent underlying diseases were periampullary tumors and mid-bile duct carcinomas (22),(More)
BACKGROUND Autoimmune pancreatitis is an evolving entity. METHODS A patient who had spontaneous regression of a pancreatic head mass and biliary obstruction due to autoimmune pancreatitis is presented. RESULTS A 58-year-old diabetic woman with jaundice was referred for pancreatic head carcinoma diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). At(More)