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The authors reviewed 6 cases of giant cell tumor of bone with pulmonary metastases, analyzed the growth rate of the metastases, and performed flow cytometry on paraffin blocks from primary and metastatic lesions. Surgery on the pulmonary metastases was done in 3 cases. Chemotherapy was administered in all 6 cases. If the doubling time of the pulmonary(More)
Forty-six pediatric patients who underwent living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using parental liver grafts for inheritable metabolic disorders (IMD) were evaluated to determine the outcomes of the surgery, decisive factors for post-transplant patient survival and the impact of using donors who were heterozygous for the particular disorder. Disorders(More)
To address the current role of liver transplantation (LT) for urea cycle disorders (UCDs), we reviewed the worldwide English literature on the outcomes of LT for UCD as well as 13 of our own cases of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for UCD. The total number of cases was 51, including our 13 cases. The overall cumulative patient survival rate is(More)
To test whether or not the L-arginine/nitric oxide (NO) pathway induces a protective effect, we investigated the effect of exogenous L-arginine on hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, using ex vivo perfusion of the isolated rat liver. The rat liver was removed and preserved in cold saline for 60 min, followed by 120 min of reperfusion with oxygenated(More)
BACKGROUND In pediatric living donor liver transplantation, left lateral segment or monosegmental graft is used to overcome size discrepancies between adult donors and pediatric recipients. For neonates and extremely small infants, however, problems related to large-for-size graft are sometimes encountered even when using such grafts. The reduced(More)
Smaller-size infants undergoing living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) are at increased risks of vascular complications because of their smaller vascular structures in addition to vascular pedicles of insufficient length for reconstruction. Out of 585 child patients transplanted between June 1990 and March 2005, 64 (10%) weighing less than 6 kg underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic factors for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) who received palliative chemotherapy have not been fully established. Especially, the status of unresectable/recurrent disease has not been well studied because of a small number of patients with recurrent BTC in previous studies. METHODS This multicenter retrospective(More)
To analyze the risk factors in the development of hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) and assess the impact of our perioperative management for HAT on the long-term outcome after pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), we reviewed 382 patients under 12 yr of age who underwent 403 LDLT from January 1996 to December 2005. One- and 10-yr patient(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) on the recurrence of autoimmune liver diseases have not been well documented. Genetic similarities may be beneficial to avoid severe rejection but may facilitate the recurrence of autoimmune diseases. Because familial occurrence of autoimmune liver diseases has been documented, there is a(More)