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OBJECTIVE To summarize the current world position on laparoscopic liver surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Multiple series have reported on the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic liver surgery. Small and medium sized procedures have become commonplace in many centers, while major laparoscopic liver resections have been performed with efficacy and safety(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma within the Milan criteria (single tumour </=5 cm in size or </=3 tumours each </=3 cm in size, and no macrovascular invasion) have an excellent outcome. However, survival for patients with cancers that exceed these criteria remains unpredictable and access to transplantation(More)
BACKGROUND It is a challenge to identify patients who, after undergoing potentially curative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, are at greatest risk for recurrence. Such high-risk patients could receive novel interventional measures. An obstacle to the development of genome-based predictors of outcome in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma has been(More)
Anatomic resection of colorectal liver metastases may offer a survival advantage because (1) it removes the hepatic functional unit as a whole and (2) nonanatomic resection has been reported to have a higher incidence of positive margins.A retrospective review was performed of patients undergoing hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastases. 183(More)
UNLABELLED Current guidelines recommend surgical resection as the primary treatment for a single hepatocellular cancer (HCC) with Child's A cirrhosis, normal serum bilirubin, and no clinically significant portal hypertension. We determined how frequently guidelines were followed and whether straying from them impacted survival. BRIDGE is a multiregional(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) generally develops as a consequence of underlying liver disease, most commonly viral hepatitis. The development of HCC follows an orderly progression from cirrhosis to dysplastic nodules to early cancer development, which can be reliably cured if discovered before the development of vascular invasion (typically occurring at a(More)
A 43-year-old woman presented with symptomatic mesenteric ischemia caused by median arcuate ligament compression of her celiac artery. Magnetic resonance angiography clearly demonstrated stenosis of the proximal celiac artery. She underwent laparoscopic decompression by division of the ligament and excision of the celiac plexus. Laparoscopic Doppler(More)
OBJECTIVE Compare surgical outcomes for hepatitis B virus (HBV)-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) versus hepatitis C virus (HCV)-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). BACKGROUND HCC is the second leading cause of death from cancer worldwide and is associated with hepatitis virus infection in 80% of cases. METHODS Between 1997 and 2011, 1008 patients with(More)
UNLABELLED Although HCC is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, there is only an elemental understanding of its molecular pathogenesis. In western countries, HCV infection is the main etiology underlying this cancer's accelerating incidence. To characterize the molecular events of the hepatocarcinogenic process, and to identify new(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term results of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) measuring 5 cm or larger treated in a multimodality adjuvant protocol. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Transplant has been established as a viable treatment of HCC measuring less than 5 cm, but the results for larger tumors have been disappointing. Several(More)