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Bilioenteric anastomotic stricture after liver transplantation is still frequent and early detection and treatment is important. We established the management using double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) and evaluated the intractability for bilioenteric anastomotic stricture after pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We underwent DBE at Jichi(More)
Biliary complications remain a major concern after living donor liver transplantation. We describe a pediatric case who underwent a successful endoscopic balloon dilatation of biliary-enteric stricture following living donor liver transplantation using a newly developed method of enteroscopy. The 7-year-old boy with late biliary stricture of(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic artery complications (HAC) are a serious complication in pediatric liver transplant recipients because its incidence is high and it can occasionally lead to graft liver failure. We herein present a retrospective analysis of our 10-year experience with pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) focusing on the risk factors and(More)
OBJECTIVE A new strategy is required in order to regenerate a meniscus for extensive defects. Synovial mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive cell source for meniscus regeneration due to their high proliferation and chondrogenic potential. We examined the effect of repetitive intraarticular injections of synovial MSCs on meniscus regeneration in a(More)
Liver retransplantation (re-LT) is required in patients with irreversible graft failure, but it is a significant issue that remains medically, ethically, and economically controversial, especially in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome, morbidity, mortality, safety and prognostic factors to improve(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Transplantation of synovial mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) may induce repair of cartilage defects. We transplanted synovial MSCs into cartilage defects using a simple method and investigated its usefulness and repair process in a pig model. METHODS The chondrogenic potential of the porcine MSCs was compared in vitro. Cartilage defects(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe our experience with 126 consecutive living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) procedures performed because of biliary atresia and to evaluate the optimal timing of the operation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between May 2001 and January 2010,126 patients with biliary atresia underwent 130 LDLT procedures. Mean (SD) patient age was 3.3 (4.2)(More)
PURPOSE Bowel perforation after liver transplantation (LT) is a rare, but highly lethal complication with a poor prognosis. Here, we report the outcome of cases of bowel perforation after pediatric LT in our department. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study subjects were 148 patients who underwent pediatric living donor liver transplantation. The 114 with(More)
PURPOSE Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a progressive, deteriorating complication of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) that occurs in 13-47% of liver transplant candidates. Although LT is the only therapeutic option for HPS, it has a high morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with severe hypoxemia before transplantation, but the course of HPS after(More)
The prognosis of liver transplantation for neonates with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) continues to be extremely poor, especially in patients whose body weight is less than 3 kg. To address this problem, we have developed a safe living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) modality for neonates. We performed LDLTs with segment 2 monosubsegment (S2) grafts(More)