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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)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the impact of surgery in the incidence of lymphocele after kidney transplantation (KTx). METHODS A prospective randomized study was conducted during a 6-year period on a group of patients undergoing KTx and operated on by the same surgeon (CVS). A total of 280 patients undergoing KTx were randomly allocated into two groups:(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
De novo cancer is one of the most serious complications after organ transplantation. Chronic immunosuppression, viral agents, pretransplant chronic alcohol-induced and other addictive behavior-induced injury are important conditions associated with the development of de novo cancers in solid organ transplants. The aim of the study was to evaluate types and(More)