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Reach for the endoscope or the wire but not the knife for biliary stricture after living donor liver transplantation

Here is my highlight from the April issue of HPB. This focuses on an excellent paper describing non-operative intervention for biliary stricture complicating living donor liver transplantation. Interventional treatment of a biliary stricture after adult right-lobe living-donor liver transplantation with … Continue reading

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Liver transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma- a hammer to crack a very tough nut?

I am woefully behind in posting new material on my blog for which I apologise. Everyone else’s deadlines seem to have taken over mine. Nevertheless it is a new year and I will resolve to spend more time and effort … Continue reading

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Small for size syndrome (s)

Small for size (SFS) syndrome is a condition which causes considerable confusion partly because the term has been extended beyond its original meaning. It was initially used to describe the situation in liver transplantation where a patient develops liver dysfunction … 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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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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Altruistic organ donation

Altruism is one thing which sets humans apart from almost all other species. Although there are examples of altruism in certain animal behaviours they do not appear to exist at the same level of cognition and consideration as in man. … Continue reading

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Scottish Liver Transplant Unit 20th Celebration

All of the wonderful photographs below were taken by Peter Croan, Financial Director of the National Services Division and clearly an excellent photographer. Yesterday 18th November was the celebration marking the 20 th Anniversary of the foundation of the Scottish … Continue reading

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