Lucas McCormack

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OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced CT (ceCT) and 2-[18-F]-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose-PET/CT in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver. BACKGROUND Despite preoperative evaluation with ceCT, the tumor load in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver is often underestimated. Positron emission tomography(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the most efficient parenchyma transection technique for liver resection using a prospective randomized protocol. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Liver resection can be performed by different transection devices with or without inflow occlusion (Pringle maneuver). Only limited data are currently available on the best transection technique. (More)
Steatotic liver grafts represent the most common type of "extended criteria" organs that have been introduced during the last two decades due to the disparity between liver transplant candidates and the number available organs. A precise definition and reliable and reproducible method for steatosis quantification is currently lacking and the potential(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of microsteatosis (MiS) and macrosteatosis (MaS) on major hepatectomy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA While steatosis of a liver graft is an established risk factor in transplantation, its impact on major hepatectomy remains unclear. METHODS Fifty-eight steatotic patients who underwent major hepatectomy were matched 1:1 with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether ischemic preconditioning (IP) with continuous clamping or intermittent clamping (IC) of the portal triad confers better protection during liver surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA IP and IC are distinct protective approaches against ischemic injury. Since both strategies proved to be superior in randomized controlled trials(More)
A shortage of liver donors for low-weight transplant recipients has prompted the development of procedures for liver-reduction, split-liver, and living related donor transplantations. For pediatric recipients weighing less than 10 kg, the left lateral segment is often still too large. We describe the procedure of monosegmental transplantation using segment(More)
BACKGROUND Our goal was to analyze the results of resection of colorectal cancer and liver metastases in one procedure. STUDY DESIGN Between June 1982 and July 1998, 522 patients underwent liver resection for colorectal metastases. Liver resection was performed simultaneously with colorectal resection in 71 cases, representing the population in this(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnostic and therapeutic options for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have improved substantially in recent years. A number of new palliative and potentially curative treatment strategies are now available. However, evaluation of the therapeutic modalities and assessment of the prognosis of HCC remain difficult owing to the lack of consensus on a(More)
BACKGROUND Intra-operative bile duct injuries (IBDI) are potentially severe complications of the treatment of benign conditions, with unpredictable long-term results. Multiple procedures are frequently needed to correct these complications. In spite of the application of these procedures, patients with severe injuries can develop irreversible liver disease.(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is a worldwide need to expand the pool of available liver grafts, cadaveric livers with severe steatosis (>60%) are discarded for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) by most centers. METHODS We analyzed patients receiving liver grafts with severe steatosis between January 2002 and September 2006. These patients were matched(More)