Marcelo Bruno de Rezende

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In 1958 Francis Moore described the orthotopic liver transplantation technique in dogs. In 1963, Starzl et al. performed the first liver transplantation. In the first five liver transplantations no patient survived more than 23 days. In 1967, stimulated by Calne who used antilymphocytic serum, Starzl began a successful series of liver transplantation. Until(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and feasibility of same-day discharge of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with transarterial chemoembolization with the use of drug-eluting beads (DEBs) and elucidate the prognostic factors for hospital admission. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 266 DEB chemoembolization procedures in 154 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare low and high MELD scores and investigate whether existing renal dysfunction has an effect on transplant outcome. METHODS Data was prospectively collected among 237 liver transplants (216 patients) between March 2003 and March 2009. Patients with cirrhotic disease submitted to transplantation were divided into three groups: MELD > or =(More)
Knowledge of the anatomy of the hepatic artery and its variations is important to hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeons and interventional radiologists. We report a rare anatomic variation of liver hepatic arterial supply: a right accessory hepatic artery arising directly from the celiac trunk and observed at the time of multiorgan procurement. The(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged time on the waiting list affects post-transplant survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, it is not yet known which patients will be at higher risk for early dropout from the list. We investigate specific risk factors for early waiting list dropout in patients with HCC. METHODS This was a single-center,(More)
The work of Sposito et al. represents a major contribution in clarifying the role of sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma post-transplant recurrence. The article has shown compelling evidence of its efficacy, and above all, safety. Although all factors have been controlled and the use of sorafenib was the only factor influencing survival, we now add that(More)
Intestinal transplantation is carried out in only a handful of centers in the world. However, patients with such transplantation may be seen at almost any institution and radiologists should be familiar with the expected normal anatomy and complications of intestinal transplantation and its variants. In this paper, we discuss the anatomy and complications(More)
INTRODUCTION Few groups have studied the impact of pretransplant transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in the outcomes of liver transplant recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We verified whether response to TACE in HCC candidates impacts post-transplant disease-free survival. METHODS This a single center retrospective study of patients who(More)
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