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OBJECTIVE We aimed to describe our experience with pure laparoscopic right hepatectomy (LRH) and to compare its outcomes with those of open right hepatectomy (ORH) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with liver cirrhosis. BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver resection has been reported as a safe and effective approach for the management of liver cancer;(More)
Combined hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) is rare. This study investigated the clinicopathological features of cHCC-CC and compared the postresection survival outcomes of cHCC-CC, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC). Between January 2000 and September 2012, 53 patients with cHCC-CC underwent(More)
We present a rare case of functional stenosis of the jejunal loop following left hepatectomy and hepaticojejunostomy long after pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD), which was successfully managed by balloon dilation. A 70-year-old Korean man had undergone PPPD 6 years before due to 1.8 cm-sized distal bile duct cancer. Sudden onset of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS With the introduction of rituximab prophylaxis, the survival of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) adult living donor liver transplant (ALDLT) has been strikingly improved due to the decreased incidence of antibody-mediated rejection. However, biliary stricture (BS) related to ABO incompatibility remains an unresolved concern. METHODS Excluding 105(More)
The aim of the study was to report surgical outcomes (efficacy and safety) of laparoscopic major hepatectomy for various liver diseases.Although the number of laparoscopic liver resections has increased, expansion of laparoscopic major hepatic resection remains limited, mainly owing to the technical difficulties for the procedure as compared to open(More)
Endovascular stenting is accepted as an effective treatment for patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). We herein present a case of successful endovascular treatment. A 46-year-old woman, who was followed up for 10 years after a diagnosis of BCS, showed progression progressive of liver cirrhosis and deterioration deteriorated of liver function. Three main(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS There are few guidelines for tailored immunosuppressive regimens for liver transplantation (LT) recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). To establish long-term immunosuppressive regimens suitable for Korean adult LT recipients, we analyzed those that were currently in use at a single high-volume institution. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS According to 7th AJCC TNM staging system, gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) with lymph node (LN) metastasis is classified as N1 or N2; thus making the stage IIIB (N1) or IVB (N2). Stage IIIB consists of N1 status with wide coverage of T1-3, but T3N1 group often showed poorer outcomes than T1-2N1 groups. This study intended to assess(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS Nucleos(t)ide analogues (NUCs) effectively suppress hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication, but hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence often leads to HBV replication despite NUC therapy. The aim of this study was to determine whether high-dose tenofovir (TNF) therapy can suppresses HCC recurrence-associated HBV replication. METHODS We(More)
Discovery of non-invasive diagnostic and predictive biomarkers for acute rejection in liver transplant patients would help to ensure the preservation of liver function in the graft, eventually contributing to improved graft and patient survival. We evaluated selected cytokines and chemokines in the sera from liver transplant patients as potential biomarkers(More)