Issue 5 Articles

Adjuvant Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma with Lymph Node Involvement

Research Article

To study the application of adjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (pCCA). We retrospectively collected the data of 86 patients who underwent surgery for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma in our department between 2012 to 2017. The patients were divided into surgery alone group (n=44) and adjuvant….

Prognostic Variables for Patients with T2N0M0 Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Research Article

To explore the variables which could predict the prognosis and might be considered as staging factors in patients with T2N0M0 Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC).Records of 525 patients with pathologic T2N0M0 ESCC who underwent surgical resection were reviewed. The T2 category was further subdivided into T2a (circular muscle layers) and T2b (longitudinal muscle layers)….

Immunological Pathways in the Development of Postoperative Hyper- amylasemia and Postoperative Pancreatitis

Research Article

Postoperative pancreatitis complications can be separated into two main groups based on literature reviews and clinical trials. Some authors suggest that postoperative pancreatitis is a severe complication that should be treated conservatively and operatively if needed. Other authors defend an opposite opinion that only postoperative hyperamylasemia exists, which is a transitory condition with no risk of complications….

Spirometry Results of Reflux Esophagitis in Asthma Reflux Esophagitis in Asthma

Research Article

The symptoms of asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease are similar making it difficult to distinguish. Diagnosing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is complex, as it frequently presents with other pulmonary disease or conditions. Asthma has often been associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease…

Acute Obstructive Jaundice Complicated by Sloughing of Intraductal Tumor Thrombus in Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Transarterial Chemoembolization: Two Case Reports and Literature Review

Case Report

Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is relatively useful for tumor thrombus of HCC. Still, certain infrequent side effects and complications, such as obstructive jaundice, may occur after TACE. Herein, we reported two cases of patients with acute obstructive jaundice complicated by excretion of necrotic bile duct tumor thrombus after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)….