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BACKGROUND Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver (IPL) is an unusual tumor-like condition that is becoming recognized as an important differential diagnosis in the patient presenting with liver masses. This report describes six cases of IPL. STUDY DESIGN Clinical, diagnostic, pathologic, and followup data were collected prospectively on six patients(More)
AIMS There has been a marked increase in the number of liver resections undertaken at Auckland Hospital since 1998. Low central venous pressure anaesthesia was routinely used for liver resection during this period. The aim of this study was to review this experience, with particular emphasis on the peri-operative outcomes of morbidity, mortality and blood(More)
BACKGROUND A variety of causes of inflammatory bile duct stricture can masquerade as hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Eosinophilic cholangitis is a further example. CASE OUTLINE A 50-year-old woman with epigastric pain and deranged liver function was found to have a stricture of the common hepatic duct on ERCP with an associated mass on MRl.The lesion was(More)
A total of 625 adolescents from three general practices participated in a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular disease risk factors. The girls had higher serum total and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentrations than the boys, while the boys had higher serum triglyceride concentrations. Smoking (equally prevalent in both sexes) was(More)
HYPOTHESIS Volume criteria are poor predictors of inpatient mortality after esophagectomy. Because many factors influence mortality for complex procedures, this study was designed to quantify such factors and analyze the volume-outcome relationship for esophagectomy. DESIGN Retrospective review of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database for(More)
The lipid results of a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular disease risk factors in over 600 13-18 year olds drawn from general practices in contrasting areas are reported. Differences were noted between the 3 practices, including a significant variation in the blood group distribution. HDL cholesterol showed a marked variation between the 3 practices(More)
PURPOSE Liver surgeons usually recommend against biopsy of colorectal liver metastases because of the risk of local dissemination. To date, only case reports describing this problem have been published. This study is an attempt to quantify the risk of biopsy-related dissemination. METHODS A multicenter, retrospective review was undertaken of cases of(More)
BACKGROUND This investigation was undertaken to define the value of laparoscopy in the staging of patients with colorectal carcinoma metastatic to the liver. METHODS The clinical details of 59 consecutive patients with colorectal liver metastases undergoing laparoscopy prior to planned hepatectomy were entered prospectively on a computerized database. All(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of present paper was to document the incidence of gall bladder cancer, cancer of the extrahepatic bile ducts and ampullary carcinoma in New Zealand. METHODS Data were collected from the New Zealand Cancer Registry from 1980 to 1997 and combined with national census statistics to give crude and age standardized incidence rates. (More)
BACKGROUND Liver resection for colorectal metastases is the only known treatment associated with long-term survival; extrahepatic disease is usually considered a contraindication to such treatment. However, some surgeons do not regard spread to the hepatic lymph nodes as a contraindication provided that these nodes can be excised adequately. A systematic(More)