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BACKGROUND Elective surgery for liver hemangiomas is still controversial. HYPOTHESIS Long-term results show that elective surgery for liver hemangiomas is safe and effective. SETTING A tertiary care university hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. PATIENTS Forty-two patients underwent surgery for liver hemangiomas between January 1988 and December 1998; 41(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnant women may experience an acute presentation of hepatic hydatid disease. The available literature is limited to case reports. METHODS The charts of 7 patients who underwent urgent treatment for hepatic hydatid disease during pregnancy between 1992 and 2010 were reviewed. RESULTS The median patient age was 27 (range 23-39) years and(More)
BACKGROUND The operations with proven effects on survival in Budd-Chiari syndrome are shunt operations and liver transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1993 and 1999 (June), 13 cases of Budd-Chiari syndrome have been treated surgically. Four cases had concomitant thrombosis of the inferior vena cava; the others had marked narrowing of the lumen due(More)
BACKGROUND Iatrogenic factors became the leading mechanisms of severe cholangitis in a referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of the 58 patients treated for severe cholangitis between 1996 and May 2004 (inclusive) were evaluated. RESULTS The most frequent underlying diseases were periampullary tumors and mid-bile duct carcinomas (22),(More)
Surgery is the main modality in the treatment of hepatic hydatid disease. In this report, a laparoscopic surgical method is described, and the results in the first 16 cases are presented. The method involves the use of an aspirator-grinder apparatus that achieves effective evacuation of viable cyst contents with the patient benefiting from the laparoscopic(More)
Major bile duct injury during cholecystectomy represents potentially severe complications with unpredictable long-term results. If these lesions are not treated adequately, they can lead to hepatic failure or secondary biliary cirrhosis therefore requiring liver transplantation. We report a patient who required liver transplantation 15 years after open(More)
Background: Ten patients with postoperative external biliary fistula treated by endoscopic sphincterotomy are reported. Methods: Nine of these patients were operated for hepatic hydatid disease and one for a liver abscess. Mean daily output of bile through the fistulae which were present for 5–39 days was approximately 500 cc. Results: Treatment was(More)
BACKGROUND Most of the laparoscopic surgeons have been attempting to reduce incisional morbidity and improve cosmetic outcomes by using fewer and smaller ports. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is a new laparoscopic procedure. Herein we would like to present our experiences. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2009 and October 2009, data of(More)
AIM To investigate the eligible management of the cystic neoplasms of the liver. METHODS The charts of 9 patients who underwent surgery for intrahepatic biliary cystic liver neoplasms between 2003 and 2008 were reviewed retrospectively. Informed consent was obtained from the patients and approval was obtained from the designated review board of the(More)
BACKGROUND Radical resection is the only potentially curative treatment for hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (AE). Although Turkey is an endemic region, population screening is not performed and early diagnosis is rare. Consequently, surgeons are compelled to explore possibilities such as near-total resection and biliodigestive anastomosis for palliation of(More)