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OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and safety of robotic-assisted laparoscopic anatomic hepatectomy. BACKGROUND The development of minimally invasive surgery has led to an increase in the use of laparoscopic hepatectomy. However, laparoscopic hepatectomy remains technically challenging and is not widely developed. Robotic surgery represents a recent(More)
BACKGROUND Choledochal cyst excision and biliary enteric reconstruction constitute the best therapy for choledochal cyst. And laparoscopy is currently used to cure this disease now. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 34 cases of total laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision between January 2007 and August 2011. All patients underwent(More)
AIM To investigate whether transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) before liver transplantation (LT) improves long-term survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted among 204 patients with HCC who received LT from January 2002 to December 2010 in PLA General Hospital. Among them, 88 patients received TACE(More)
The present study aimed to analyze the role and mechanism of miR-15b in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after curative hepatectomy. Tissue samples from 13 patients with HCC who were operated on at the Chinese PLA General Hospital from March 2014 to May 2014 were collected. A consecutive 156 untreated patients with HCC who received curative hepatectomy at the(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation is the most effective treatment for end-stage liver diseases; however, infections after transplantation can seriously affect the patient's health. The aim of this research was to investigate the diagnosis and treatment of fungal infection following liver transplantation. METHODS Clinical data for 232 liver transplant(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the risk and benefit of aggressive hepatectomy for the curative treatment of bilobar bile duct cysts (BDCs) of type IV-A. BACKGROUND Conventional surgical treatment of bilobar BDCs of type IV-A is extrahepatic cyst excision, followed by biliodigestive anastomosis. The role of hepatectomy in the treatment of bilobar BDCs remains(More)
BACKGROUND Acute hepatic failure (AHF) is a devastating clinical syndrome with a high mortality rate. The outcome of AHF varies with etiology, but liver transplantation (LT) can significantly improve the prognosis and survival rate of such patients. This study aimed to detect the role of LT and artificial liver support systems (ALSS) for AHF patients and to(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical robotic systems are superior to traditional laparoscopic technologies with regard to generation of 3-dimensional images, and they also offer better instrumentation. Here, we report on our early results for 1-stage robot-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with primary closure. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Spleen-preserving laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy is technically challenging. New surgical robotic systems are now available and show promising outcomes but were very recently implemented in China. METHODS Seven patients underwent laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy using the da Vinci Robotic System (RDP) for benign or borderline malignant(More)
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a reversible disorder that is associated with an abrupt loss of hepatic mass, rapidly progressive encephalopathy and devastating complications. Despite its high mortality, an emergency liver transplantation nowadays forms an integral part in ALF management and has substantially improved the outcomes of ALF. Here, we report the(More)