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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of magnetic resonance (MR) and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in the assessment of living donor's vascular and biliary anatomy, having surgical findings as reference standard. METHODS Thirty-two living liver donors underwent MR cholangiography (1.5-T; standard cholangiography pulse sequences and delayed(More)
Between December 1985 and February 1995, 260 orthotopic liver transplantations (OLTX) were performed on 238 patients at Niguarda Hospital. Sixty-three patients had hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); in 13 of the patients HCC was incidental. All patients had negative lymph nodes. According to the Child classification, 13 patients were Child A, 30 Child B, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) may represent a valid therapeutic option allowing several advantages for patients affected by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) awaiting orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). However, some reports in the literature have demonstrated worse long-term and disease-free survivals among patients treated by LDLT(More)
In a group of 170 cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension an 8.8% incidence of splenic artery aneurysm was found. These patients have been analysed. Attention was focused on the possible pathogenic mechanisms. On the basis of our experience, ligature and resection is considered the best treatment for large aneurysms. In nine patients a small sized(More)
The development of thrombotic obstruction in the portal bed of cirrhotic patients presents special problems in diagnosis and treatment. In the cirrhotic population treated for portal hypertension at our Surgical Department during the period 1967-1983 (512 patients), the incidence of thrombosis in the portal bed was 16.6% (85 patients). Bleeding was the main(More)
We present the case of a 25-year-old woman who developed a large central liver adenoma after 8 years of continuous oral contraceptive use. The first diagnosis was made by ultrasonography, after a rise in plasmatic gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase and alkaline phosphatase levels was noted. Withdrawal of the oral contraceptive was followed by shrinkage of the(More)
We examined surgical complications among a group of diabetic type 1 patients (IDDM) with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who had undergone pancreas-kidney transplantations (PK). Between October 1993 and August 2004, 70 SPK were performed using bladder (n = 14) or enteric (n = 56) drainage. Donors were selected according to standard criteria (mean age, 27.6(More)
Between January 1989 and June 1997, 533 patients (423 male, 110 female, mean age 61 years, range 22-89 years) with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were observed at our center. We report on 419 patients retrospectively compared for different treatments: liver transplantation (LT; 55 patients), resective surgery (RS; 41 patients), transarterial(More)