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Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Pros and Cons

Rhim H, Lim HK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S113-S118.
Among locoregional treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been accepted as the most popular alternative to curative transplantation or resection, and it shows an excellent local tumor...
Is Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Therapy Still Effective for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Era of Radiofrequency Ablation?

Kwon JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S105-S112.
Percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) therapy has been replaced by more-effective thermal ablation techniques that have lower local recurrence rates. However, PEI therapy remains useful in certain settings. Since PEI can...
Irreversible Electroporation: A Novel Image-Guided Cancer Therapy

Lee EW, Thai S, Kee ST

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S99-S104.
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a novel tumor ablation technique using a non-thermal energy to create innumerable permanent nanopores in the cell membrane to disrupt cellular homeostasis. This disruption of cellular...
Magnetic Compression Duct-to-duct Anastomosis for Biliary Obstruction in a Patient with Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Itoi T, Yamanouchi E, Ikeuchi N, Kasuya K, Iwamoto H, Tsuchida A

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S96-S98.
Magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) is a minimally invasive method of performing choledochocholedochostomy without surgery in patients with biliary stricture or obstruction. We describe a successful case involving magnetic compression duct-to-duct...
Obstructive Jaundice after Bilioenteric Anastomosis: Transhepatic and Direct Percutaneous Enteral Stent Insertion for Afferent Loop Occlusion

Laasch HU

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S89-S95.
Recurrent tumour after radical pancreaticoduodenectomy may cause obstruction of the small bowel loop draining the liver. Roux-loop obstruction presents a particular therapeutic challenge, since the postsurgical anatomy usually prevents endoscopic...
Multimodal Oncological Therapy Comprising Stents, Brachytherapy, and Regional Chemotherapy for Cholangiocarcinoma

Andrasina , Valek V, Panek J, Kala Z, Kiss I, Tucek S, Slampa P

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S82-S88.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To prospectively evaluate our palliative management of unresectable cholangiocarcinoma (CC) treated with tailored multimodal oncological therapy. METHODS: Between January 2005 and January 2010, 50 consecutive patients with unresectable CC and...
EUS-Guided Antitumor Therapy for Pancreatic Tumors

Seo DW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S76-S81.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a very useful modality for the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic masses. With the advent of EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration technology, this modality has made a tremendous...
EUS-Guided Biliary Drainage

Yamao K, Hara K, Mizuno N, Sawaki A, Hijioka S, Niwa Y, Tajika M, Kawai H, Kondo S, Shimizu Y, Bhatia V

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S67-S75.
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) combines endoscopy and intraluminal ultrasonography, and allows imaging with a high-frequency transducer over a short distance to generate high-resolution ultrasonographic images. EUS is now a widely accepted...
Photodynamic Therapy for Cholangiocarcinoma

Talreja JP, Kahaleh M

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S62-S66.
Cholangiocarcinoma is the primary malignancy arising from the biliary epithelium, and it presents as jaundice, cholestasis, and cholangitis. Over 50 percent of patients present with advanced-stage disease, and the prognosis...
Current and Future Clinical Applications of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Pancreatic Cancer

Jang HJ, Lee JY, Lee DH, Kim WH, Hwang JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S57-S61.
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a novel therapeutic modality that permits noninvasive treatment of various benign and malignant solid tumors, including prostatic cancer, uterine fibroids, hepatic tumors, renal tumors, breast...
Management of Simultaneous Biliary and Duodenal Obstruction: The Endoscopic Perspective

Baron TH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S50-S56.
Obstructive jaundice often develops in patients with unresectable malignancy in and around the head of the pancreas. Duodenal obstruction can also occur in these patients, and usually develops late in...
Percutaneous Radiologic Gastrostomy: A 12-Year Series

Perona F, Castellazzi G, De Iuliis , Rizzo L

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S44-S49.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Interventional radiologists have played a main role in the technical evolution of gastrostomy, from the first surgical/endoscopical approaches to percutaneous interventional procedures. This study evaluated the results obtained in...
The Effects of Photodynamic Therapy in Upper-Gastrointestinal Malignant Diseases

Kim KH, Park JJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S39-S43.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising new modality that utilizes the combination of a photosensitizing chemical and visible light for the management of various solid malignancies, including gastrointestinal (GI) cancer....
Malignant Gastric Outlet Obstructions: Treatment with Self-Expandable Metallic Stents

Kim JH, Song HY, Shin JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S32-S38.
Unresectable malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) severely affects the quality of life, with complications that include nausea, vomiting, aspiration, pain, and malnutrition. Although palliative surgical procedures have been traditionally performed,...
Updates on Percutaneous Radiologic Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy and Jejunostomy

Shin JH, Park AW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S25-S31.
Gastrostomy placement for nutritional support for patients with inadequate oral intake has been attempted using surgical, endoscopic, and, more recently, percutaneous radiologically guided methods. Surgical gastrostomy has been superseded by...
Gastrointestinal Stent Update

Kang SG

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S19-S24.
The use of self-expanding metallic stents in the upper gastrointestinal tract, placed under radiologic imaging or endoscopic guidance, is the current treatment of choice for the palliation of malignant gastrointestinal...
Fluoroscopic Management of Complications after Colorectal Stent Placement

Lopera JE, De Gregorio MA

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S9-S18.
Colorectal self-expanding metal stents have been widely used as a bridge to surgery in patients with acute malignant colonic obstruction by allowing a single-stage operation, or as a definitive palliative...
The Society for Gastrointestinal Intervention. Are We, as an Organization of Disparate Disciplines, Cooperative or Competitive?

Kozarek RA

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Sep;4(Suppl 1):S1-S8.
This is the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Society for Gastrointestinal Intervention, a multi-disciplinary group of practitioners committed to a minimally invasive approach to both the diagnosis and treatment of...

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