Yusuke Kyoden

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BACKGROUND The value of prophylactic abdominal drainage in patients undergoing hepatectomy is controversial. We carried out a retrospective study to clarify the value of this procedure. METHODS The study subjects were 1269 consecutive patients who underwent elective hepatectomy with drain insertion for malignant tumors without associated gastrointestinal(More)
BACKGROUND There are few detailed reports of biliary complications in a large adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) series. PATIENT AND METHODS Biliary complications, treatment modalities, and outcomes in these patients were retrospectively analyzed in 310 adult LDLT. RESULTS One patient underwent retransplantation. Duct-to-duct anastomosis(More)
Previous reports described the effectiveness of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for post-Kasai biliary atresia (BA) in the pediatric population. Information on the outcome of LDLT in patients that have reached adulthood after the Kasai procedure, however, is limited. A recent report postulated a poorer long-term outcome of LDLT in these adults. We(More)
Biliary complications remain the most challenging issue in adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and to the best of our knowledge, no study has focused on the biliary complications in LDLT with right lateral sector graft (RLSG), a graft consisting of segments VI and VII according to Couinaud's nomenclature for liver segmentation. Between January(More)
Successful management of portal vein (PV) complications after liver transplantation is crucial to long-term success. Little information is available, however, regarding the incidence and treatment of PV complications after adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Between January 1996 and October 2006, 310 adult LDLTs were performed at our(More)
We describe a case of living donor liver transplantation with hepatofugal portal flow caused by acute cellular rejection. The reversed portal flow was corrected by splenectomy and ligation of the residual collateral veins. Hepatofugal flow causes ischemic damage to the graft, which does not normalize spontaneously. In this particular case, meticulous(More)
In a recent experiment, we discovered that liver tissue adjacent to HCC can also produce des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP). The goal of this study was to advance measurements of DCP levels in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and non-cancer tissues using an electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) and immunohistochemistry, and to assess their clinical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Reversed portal flow following liver transplantation is life-threatening complication. There are few reports, however, regarding reversed portal flow after liver transplantation. METHODOLOGY We performed 180 living donor liver transplantations (LDLTs) over 8 years. Portal vein flow was routinely measured postoperatively two or three times(More)
We present evidence for the continuous erythroid differentiation of a cell line, KU-812-F, without the addition of an inducer. Erythroid differentiation of these cells was confirmed according to the following findings: 1) erythroid morphology; 2) existence of glycophorin A and carbonic anhydrase I as a membrane marker protein and an enzyme characteristic of(More)
During thoracic cavity operations, it is difficult to obtain sufficient working space and good operative field visibility in patients with pectus excavatum because the space between the vertebral bodies and sternum is very narrow. Here, we report the successful treatment of esophageal cancer in a patient with pectus excavatum. A 77-year-old man with(More)