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Intraductal papillary growth of neoplastic biliary epithelia with a fine fibrovascular stalk (intraductal papillary neoplasia of liver [IPN-L]) resembling intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of pancreas is occasionally associated with hepatolithiasis. In this study, 136 cases of hepatolithiasis in Taiwan, between January 1998 and March 2000, and an(More)
Bile duct cells and hepatocytes differentiate from the same hepatic progenitor cells. To investigate the possible association of viral hepatitis B and C with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), we conducted a retrospective case–control study using univariate and multivariate logistic analyses to identify risk factors for ICC. Besides hepatic lithiasis(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Metaplastic carcinomas of the breast are rare neoplasms. The purpose of the present study is to better characterize the clinical course, treatment, and prognostic factors of metaplastic breast carcinomas. METHODS Data of 14 patients with metaplastic breast carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed. The follow-up period ranged from(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to identify the proportion of sequestrations that were atypical or associated with other entities, such as congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations, communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations, bronchogenic cyst, and scimitar syndrome. METHODS All charts of patients with pulmonary sequestration admitted at 2(More)
Microcirculatory derangement, energy depletion and lipid peroxidation have been related to development of ischemia-reperfusion injury in the liver. This study investigates the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) on hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury. Adult, male Sprague-Dawley rats were used. Three groups were evaluated: 1) sham-operated control (laparotomy(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Exaggerated production of various proteases may account for the late presence of organ dysfunction in acute pancreatitis. This study examined the effects of early administration of gabexate mesilate on the condition of patients with severe acute pancreatitis and organ dysfunctions. METHODOLOGY Fifty-two patients with acute pancreatitis and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Malignancy in choledochal cysts is a rare condition. This study presents our experience with this condition, with emphasis on the clinical presentation, management and outcome. METHODOLOGY Subjects included 80 adults with choledochal cysts treated from January 1979 to December 1995. Of these patients, 8 were found to have malignancy in the(More)
Since 1983, percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy has been performed in 50 patients for both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. Percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy was used to evaluate the nature of obstructive jaundice in 15 patients and bile duct stones were removed in 35 patients, 27 of whom also had intrahepatic duct stones. The overall(More)
The effects of acute exercise on the changes of plasma lipid profiles and peroxides, prostanoids and platelet activation in hypercholesterolemic patients before and after pravastatin 5 mg twice daily treatment for 4 weeks was studied in 30 (M/F = 21/9, age = 52 +/- 7, Mean +/- SD) patients with plasma total cholesterol level > 240 mg/dl. Pravastatin(More)
Twenty cases of cholangiocarcinoma associated with hepatolithiasis were treated surgically. The incidence of cholangiocarcinoma associated with hepatolithiasis was 2.4%. Surgical procedures included common bile duct exploration after intraoperative choledochofiberoscopy in 20, with hepatic resection in nine. Overall survival was 8 months, with a range of(More)