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Bilioenteric anastomotic stricture after liver transplantation is still frequent and early detection and treatment is important. We established the management using double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) and evaluated the intractability for bilioenteric anastomotic stricture after pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We underwent DBE at Jichi(More)
The prognosis of liver transplantation for neonates with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) continues to be extremely poor, especially in patients whose body weight is less than 3 kg. To address this problem, we have developed a safe living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) modality for neonates. We performed LDLTs with segment 2 monosubsegment (S2) grafts(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe our experience with 126 consecutive living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) procedures performed because of biliary atresia and to evaluate the optimal timing of the operation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between May 2001 and January 2010,126 patients with biliary atresia underwent 130 LDLT procedures. Mean (SD) patient age was 3.3 (4.2)(More)
Adult-onset type II citrullinemia (CTLN2), an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a mutation in the SLC25A13 gene, is characterized by increased serum citrulline and ammonia levels. Patients with CTLN2 also display various neuropsychiatric symptoms. Many individuals with CTLN2 are fond of protein-rich and/or lipid-rich foods with an aversion to(More)
Liver retransplantation (re-LT) is required in patients with irreversible graft failure, but it is a significant issue that remains medically, ethically, and economically controversial, especially in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome, morbidity, mortality, safety and prognostic factors to improve(More)
PURPOSE Bowel perforation after liver transplantation (LT) is a rare, but highly lethal complication with a poor prognosis. Here, we report the outcome of cases of bowel perforation after pediatric LT in our department. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study subjects were 148 patients who underwent pediatric living donor liver transplantation. The 114 with(More)
PURPOSE Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a progressive, deteriorating complication of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) that occurs in 13-47% of liver transplant candidates. Although LT is the only therapeutic option for HPS, it has a high morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with severe hypoxemia before transplantation, but the course of HPS after(More)
PURPOSE The association between hepatic allograft cold ischemia time (CIT) and graft transport distance (GTD) in human liver transplantation was examined by investigating whether extended graft transportation prolongs the CIT and adversely affects graft survival. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 186 consecutive orthotopic liver transplants (OLTs) done(More)
Hepatic artery complications after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) can directly affect both graft and recipient outcomes. For this reason, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. In the past, relaparotomy was generally employed to treat them. Following recent advances in interventional radiology, favorable outcomes have been reported with(More)
Transcatheter variceal embolization (PTO, TIO) has been performed in 71 cases and splenic artery embolization (SAE) in 22 cases (15 PTO-SAE combination and 7 SAE alone). Results for varices of PTO combined with SAE were better than with PTO alone. Furthermore PTO combined with SAE was found to be reliable even for long term control of bleeding, the longest(More)