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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)
Of 602 patients referred for portal hypertension during a 20 year period, 18 children (mean age of 5.0 years) and 29 adults (mean age of 26.5 years) had thrombosis in the portal bed with a healthy liver (7.8 per cent incidence). In 29 of the 47 patients we studied, the causative factor remained obscure. Variceal hemorrhage occurred in all and was 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)
The risk of gastroesophageal bleeding in cirrhotic patients with massive spontaneous portosystemic shunt (SPSS) has been evaluated variously in the literature. We undertook a retrospective study in a large group of cirrhotic patients admitted to our surgical department to evaluate the incidence of large SPSS and the correlation with current or previous(More)
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)
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)
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)
The mortality, morbidity and long-term survival in stapled anterior resection for rectal carcinoma has been analysed in 74 patients. Twelve patients were Dukes' A, 26 B, 29 C, and 7 'D' (submitted to hepatic resection). Operative mortality rate was 3 per cent. Three patients (4 per cent) had clinical anastomotic leakage. Two patients (3 per cent) developed(More)
Pericystectomy is an excellent surgical procedure for the treatment of hepatic hydatidosis. However, until now, it was not a widely accepted procedure among surgeons because of the lack of literature regarding the details of the surgical technique. During the past years, hepatic hydatidosis has been treated by a majority of surgeons by marsupialization.(More)
A low platelet count is a common finding in liver cirrhosis. Clinical practice has shown that a variable number of cirrhotic patients in whom portasystemic shunting procedures have been performed does not recover from thrombocytopenia: this observation questions the role that portal hypertension may have in maintaining the low platelet count. We have(More)