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Light has been shed on the genotype/phenotype correlation in hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) recognizing HNF1 α -inactivated HCA (H-HCA), inflammatory HCA (IHCA), and β -catenin-activated HCA (b-HCA). We reviewed retrospectively our surgical HCA series to learn how to recognize the different subtypes histopathologically and how to interpret adequately their(More)
From an institutional review of 103 pancreaticoduodenal resections (PDRs) performed during the period 1968-1981, risk factors and selection criteria of this procedure were evaluated. A total of 43.7% of the patients were operated on for benign lesions, mainly right-sided chronic pancreatitis (35%); 56.3% of the interventions were performed for malignant(More)
Liver transplantation has become a clinical therapeutic modality for end stage liver diseases. The results achieved in children are better than in adults: in T.E. Starzl unique experience in Pittsburgh, USA, the survival rate at one and four years are 75 and 70% respectively. Complete rehabilitation of these children can nowadays be expected. Between March(More)
The development of pediatric liver transplantation is considerably hampered by the dire shortage of small donor organs. This is a very sad situation because in most experienced centers, liver replacement can offer a long-term hope of survival of more than 70% in a growing variety of pediatric liver disorders. The reported experience with 54 reduced-size(More)
BACKGROUND No model exists for liver transplantation to estimate the mortality risk in a given patient, and no standard by which to assess performance in different centres. We investigated the intrinsic mortality risk in the absence of known mortality risk factors. METHODS We identified mortality risk factors and risk ratios quantified in data from the(More)
Biliary atresia is the most frequent cause of chronic cholestasis in infants. When left untreated, this condition leads to death from liver insufficiency within the first 2 yr of life. The modern therapeutic approach consists of a sequential strategy with Kasai portoenterostomy as a first step and, in case of failure, liver transplantation. After(More)
The quality of life and alimentary comfort of 17 patients with esophageal cancer who were disease free more than 3 years after an esophageal resection were evaluated by analyzing responses to a follow-up questionnaire. Fourteen patients had subtotal esophagectomy and gastric pull-up to the neck. Three patients underwent a total esophagopharyngolaryngectomy,(More)
Out of our last 70 cases of esophageal atresia, a circular myotomy of the upper pouch (Livaditis technique) was required in six patients to achieve an end-to-end anastomosis: all had a lower tracheoesophageal fistula. They were operated on between 15 and 96 hours after birth, without any preoperative attempt of elongation of the upper pouch. Follow-up(More)
Stenosis of the suprahepatic inferior vena caval anastomosis is a rare but serious vascular complication after liver transplantation. It may cause significant obstruction to venous drainage from the allograft liver and result in the Budd-Chiari syndrome with massive ascites and pleural effusion causing respiratory compromise. The authors report two such(More)
Sixteen children, aged 16 days to 13 years with hepatoblastoma (HB) (13 patients) or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (3 patients), were given a total of 89 courses of cisplatin and doxorubicin (PLADO) as IV continuous infusion. All tumors were confined to the liver except for 1 hepatoblastoma patient with pulmonary metastases at presentation. Tumor response(More)