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BACKGROUND Minimally invasive liver resection is feasible for select patients. The flexibility of robotic surgical instruments improves the possibility of minimally invasive liver resection, even in challenging major liver resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS We accumulated 69 patients who underwent pure laparoscopic liver resection from 2007 to 2011, and 52(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with acute cholecystitis and symptoms for >3 days is debated. Our purpose was to compare the results of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis and symptoms for ≤ 3 days and >3 days. METHODOLOGY Sixty patients with acute cholecystitis had a laparoscopic(More)
Since gastroparesis is unavoidable in a certain proportion of patients after pancreaticoduodenectomy, measures to avoid its occurrence or at least minimize its impact are needed. A prospective randomized trial was performed to test the effectiveness of biliopancreatic diversion with modified Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy reconstruction and of enteral feeding(More)
BACKGROUND Insufficient data are available on the survival of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after primary hepatectomy in patients receiving different treatments. We evaluated retrospectively the effects of treatment modalities on long-term survival. METHODS Between 2001 and 2007, 435 posthepatectomy hepatocellular carcinoma patients who developed(More)
Preoperative diagnosis of hepatic angiomyolipoma is difficult, and the treatment for it remains controversial. The aim of this study is to review our experience in the treatment of hepatic angiomyolipoma and to propose a treatment strategy for this disease. We retrospectively collected the clinical, imaging, and pathological features of patients with(More)
Altered glycosylation is a hallmark of cancer. The core 1 β1,3-galactosyltransferase (C1GALT1) controls the formation of mucin-type O-glycans, far overlooked and underestimated in cancer. Here, we report that C1GALT1 mRNA and protein are frequently overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma tumors compared with nontumor liver tissues, where it correlates(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) in the tumor microenvironment play important roles in tumor invasion and metastasis. Recently, ROS have been reported to cause a significant increase in the production and expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-7, which is closely correlated with metastatic colorectal cancer. The present(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is one of the serious complications in patients with advanced cirrhosis and ascites. In tertiary centers, most patients were classified as having type 1 HRS for their rapid progressive diseases. However, no significant predictors have been assessed previously for patients with type 1 HRS. In addition to the initial(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrence is the most frequent cause of treatment failure after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection. Salvage liver transplantation is an alternative treatment for recurrent HCC. The transplantability for patients with recurrent HCC has not been well studied. STUDY DESIGN This study sought to determine how many patients with recurrent HCC(More)
The characteristics of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in vaccinated children who acquire de novo HBV infections after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) remain largely unknown. The aim of this study was to explore HBV mutants in pediatric OLT recipients with de novo HBV infections. In all, 50 recipients underwent OLT between December 1997 and October 2005, and(More)