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OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine the liver volumetric recovering capacity and postoperative course after major hepatectomy in obese patients through a case-matched study. BACKGROUND In literature, the impact of obesity on liver recovering has been analyzed only indirectly in terms of morbimortality but never through volumetric assessment. (More)
BACKGROUND Sorafenib increases median survival and time to radiological progression in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, but its benefit for Child-Pugh B patients remains uncertain. AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib in real-life clinical practice conditions and to assess the influence of Child-Pugh class B on safety and(More)
UNLABELLED Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a more effective treatment for refractory ascites than large volume paracentesis (LVP), but the magnitude of its effect in terms of control of ascites, encephalopathy and survival has not been established. AIM This meta-analysis compare TIPS to LVP in terms of control of ascites at 4 and(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Abnormalities of fat in the mesentery including adipose tissue hypertrophy and fat wrapping have been long recognized on surgical specimens as characteristic features of Crohn's disease. However, the importance, origin, and significance of the mesenteric fat hypertrophy in this chronic inflammatory disease are unknown. Peroxisome(More)
BACKGROUND Before extended hepatectomy of five or more segments, the remnant liver volume (RLV) is usually calculated as a ratio of RLV to total liver volume (RLV-TLV) and must be >20% to 25%. This method can lead to compare parts of normal liver parenchyma to others compromised by biliary or vascular obstruction or by portal vein embolization.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Anti TNF therapy induces mucosal healing in patients with Crohn's disease, but the effects on transmural inflammation in the ileum are not well understood. Magnetic resonance-enteroclysis (MRE) offers excellent imaging of transmural and peri-enteric lesions in Crohn's ileitis and we aimed to study its responsiveness to anti TNF therapy.(More)
A 15-month-old girl, who presented with biliary cirrhosis secondary to cystic fibrosis with refractory ascites and recurrent intestinal bleeding, underwent percutaneous transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting. Immediately following the procedure the ascites disappeared and no further bleeding occurred. The stent shunt was patent on Doppler(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of MR cholangiography to reveal the characteristics of biliary abnormalities found in primary sclerosing cholangitis. CONCLUSION Our results suggest that MR cholangiography could be useful in the diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Slightly dilated peripheral bile ducts unconnected(More)