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Robotic liver surgery – Quo Vadis?

Here is my highlight form the most recent edition of the journal HPB Surgery is often driven by technology and liver surgery is no exception. Following the evolution of laparoscopic liver surgery it was only a matter of time before … Continue reading

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Cholangiocarcinoma awareness month

The 17th February was the first World Cholangiocarcinoma day. The charity dedicated to bile duct cancer in the UK, the Alan Morement Memorial Fund or AMMF have been running a cholangiocarcinoma awareness month through february. Each day they have posted … Continue reading

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Cholangiocarcinoma day

The 17th of February is an important day in our house as it is the birthday of one of our kids. This year it has an added significance as it is the very first cholangiocarcinoma day. Bile duct cancer or … Continue reading

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Surgery outperforms radiofrequency ablation as a treatment for small hepatocellular carcinomas

Here is my highlight form the October edition of  the journal HPB which suggests that there needs to be some use over the use of radio frequency ablation as an alternative to surgical resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) … Continue reading

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Enhanced recovery after liver surgery: safety and efficacy

Here is my highlight from the August edition of the journal HPB (impact factor 2.675) Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programmes have taken the surgical world by storm. Liver surgery is no exception and a number of studies have examined … Continue reading

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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and fitness for liver resection

Here is my highlight for the July edition of HPB which has a new impact factor for 2014 of 2.675 !!! Cardiopulmonary exercise (CPEX) testing has gained considerable popularity in pre-operative assessment of patients undergoing major surgery in a variety … Continue reading

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The jury is still out on oral contraceptive withdrawal in focal nodular hyperplasia

Here is my highlight from the June edition of the journal HPB, official journal of the International HPBA, Americas HPBA and European and African HPBA. Focal nodular hyperplasia is a benign liver tumour typically affecting young women of reproductive age. … Continue reading

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