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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The prognosis for patients with ampulla of Vater cancer is better than other periampullary cancers. The aim of the present study is to determine the clinicopathologic factors predictive of survival and recurrence in patients with ampulla of Vater cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS From 1991 to 2008, we identified and reviewed 78 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Aneurysms of the splenic artery (SAA) are the most common type of aneurysms found in the splanchnic arterial bed (1) and are second in frequency only to aortic and iliac artery aneurysms among intra-abdominal aneurysms (2). Historically rupture occurs in 6-9.2% of asymptomatic cases and in pregnant women rupture occurs in 95% of(More)
Outflow obstruction or stenosis of a hepatic graft is a rare but serious complication after liver transplantation, with a reported incidence of 1% to 6%. It can cause signs of portal hypertension, renal dysfunction, or lower-extremity edema depending on the level of obstruction, which may lead to patient mortality. Most reported cases show a stenosis at(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Advanced neoplastic diseases alter the immune response in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of T-lymphocyte subsets during postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy, and the relationship between T-lymphocyte subsets and tumor recurrence in AJCC stage III gastric cancers. MATERIAL AND METHODS Analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND This study analyzed the incidence and management of biliary complications after liver transplantation (LT) with or without internal stent. METHODS The medical record of all patients who underwent LT and were hospitalized from December 2009 to March 2013 were reviewed. Patients were grouped into 2 groups (internal stent group vs no stent group).(More)
INTRODUCTION Various techniques have been described deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) procurement. One is a technique whereby almost total dissection is done in the porta hepatis and perihepatic detachment is carried out before cross-clamping the donor aorta. In another approach, after the donor aorta is cross-clamped, rapid and minimal en bloc(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of positive cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG tests among Asian populations is high. Both universal prophylaxis and pre-emptive therapy (PT) have been recommended for the moderate-risk group (D+/R+), whose incidence of CMV infection has been reported variously, and for whom the optimal diagnostic method has not been firmly established.(More)
Portal vein complications after liver transplantation (LT) can lead to graft liver failure. In this living donor liver transplantation case a stenosis developed in the right posterior branch of the portal vein of the graft liver from a living donor with type 2 portal vein variation. A 61-year-old woman diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma due to(More)
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