Issue 2 Articles
Cholesterol accumulation in growing tumor cells has recently been implicated in apoptosis evasion and drug resistance. Various reports have suggested the potential of statins (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme Areductase inhibitors) as chemo preventive agents
Does Laparoscopic Liver Resection Have Greater Incidence of Bile Leak Compared to the Open Approach?
Biliary leak is the most frequent complication in liver resections. The Second International Consensus Conference mentions a potentially higher incidence of bile leaks in Laparoscopic Liver Resection (LLR) that still needs to be evaluated
A 61-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because she had diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. The patient’s medical history included hypertension and dyslipidemia. Initially we ordered a CT scan which showed enlarged retroperitoneal and peritoneal lymph nodes and peritoneal implants
Minilaparoscopy instruments emerged as an alternative to conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy trying to obtain a faster recuperation, however there are not randomized clinical trials conducted to establish its usefulness compared to conventional 3 ports laparoscopic cholecystectomy