Monthly Archives: July 2013

High intensity focused ultrasound — a big hitter with low impact?

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB which has recently increased its impact factor to 1.94. The article is on High intensity focused ultrasound and its role in treating small hepatocellular carcinoma. HIFU has been used in the … Continue reading

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Resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma – some hints and tips

The final part of this blog on cholangiocarcinoma is of course the surgery. I personally find surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma technically challenging. There is no doubt that it is some of the technically most complex and difficult surgery that we … Continue reading

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Preparatory work to resect a hilar cholangiocarcinoma-Portal vein embolization

In the previous part of this blog (Preparatory work to resect a hilar cholangiocarcinoma-biliary drainage and volumetry) I described the initial stages of working up a patient with a Bismuth Type 3A hilar cholangiocarcinoma in whom it is planned to perform … Continue reading

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