Tag Archives: Liver cancer

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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Singing the obesity blues in liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB Obesity is a global problem and fatty liver disease is one of many consequences of the changing waistlines of society. The association between obesity and development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, … Continue reading

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The rule of 10’s applied to liver incidentalomas

The availability and increased accessibility of abdominal imaging has led to increased diagnosis of asymptomatic liver lesions known in the trade as ‘incidentalomas’. The next question that arises is what to do about them? Jonathan Koea, in his article in … Continue reading

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Enhanced recovery after liver surgery: a new challenge awaits

Here are my highlights from the April issue of the journal HPB. I think it is safe to say that enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is here to stay. The majority of studies that have looked at ERAS protocols of … Continue reading

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TACE – Good radiological response does not necessarily equate with improved overall survival

Here is my highlight from the March edition of the journal HPB The treatment options for non-resectable primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are limited. Trans arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a therapy which has achieved considerable popularity as a means for treating … Continue reading

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Liver resection or liver transplantation for solitary hepatitis C virus associated hepatocellular carcinoma?

This is my february highlight from the journal HPB In the September issue of HPB we published a meta-analysis which showed that outcomes for patients with HCC from all causes were better after liver transplantation than after liver resection but that this … Continue reading

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Why do people develop jaundice after liver resection?

The majority of patients who undergo liver resection come through their operation with little or no problems. Occasionally people develop jaundice after liver resection and this can usually be explained by one of two reasons. 1. There is a problem … Continue reading

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