Giorgio Ercolani

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of liver resections for noncolorectal, nonneuroendocrine metastases: experience with 142 observed cases
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Hospital Sant Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:459-66. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Histological recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation: Outcome and role of retransplantation
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 12:1104-11. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Conventional split liver transplantation for two adult recipients: a recent experience in a single European center
    Matteo Cescon
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 88:1117-22. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Improving the outcome of liver transplantation with very old donors with updated selection and management criteria
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 14:672-9. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Long term follow-up and outcome of liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease: a single center case-control study
    Maurizio Biselli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 44:52-7. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Role of hepatitis B virus infection in the prognosis after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis: a Western dual-center experience
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Arch Surg 144:906-13. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint A new liver transplant priority for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1742-5. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Liver allocation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a European Center policy in the pre-MELD era
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 81:525-30. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term antiviral treatment for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation
    Valentina Rosa Bertuzzo
    Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 44:861-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after resection in patients with cirrhosis to its occurrence in a surveilled cirrhotic population
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:413-22. 2009

Detail Information

Publications88

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of liver resections for noncolorectal, nonneuroendocrine metastases: experience with 142 observed cases
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Hospital Sant Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:459-66. 2005
    ..To evaluate the role of liver resection for noncolorectal, nonneuroendocrine metastases, indications and results were retrospectively reviewed in 142 observed patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Histological recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation: Outcome and role of retransplantation
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 12:1104-11. 2006
    ..Outcome is quite dismal in patients with early HCV recurrence requiring retransplantation within 1 yr of first OLT...
  3. doi request reprint Conventional split liver transplantation for two adult recipients: a recent experience in a single European center
    Matteo Cescon
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 88:1117-22. 2009
    ..Split liver transplantation (SLT) for two adult recipients is still considered a challenging procedure, especially when subjected to model for end-stage liver disease (MELD)-based allocation criteria...
  4. doi request reprint Improving the outcome of liver transplantation with very old donors with updated selection and management criteria
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 14:672-9. 2008
    ..04; group 2 versus group 3, P = 0.03). In conclusion, older donor grafts managed with routine graft biopsy and short ischemia time may work effectively, regardless of the severity of the recipient's liver disease...
  5. doi request reprint Long term follow-up and outcome of liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease: a single center case-control study
    Maurizio Biselli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 44:52-7. 2010
    ..Alcoholic liver cirrhosis (ALC) is a leading indication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Role of hepatitis B virus infection in the prognosis after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis: a Western dual-center experience
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Arch Surg 144:906-13. 2009
    ..The role of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in determining the prognosis after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis is controversial...
  7. ncbi request reprint A new liver transplant priority for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1742-5. 2008
    ..Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma on the waiting list for liver transplantation are excluded due to causes related to liver failure and tumor progression. We analyze the various factors to suggest a new liver transplant priority...
  8. ncbi request reprint Liver allocation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a European Center policy in the pre-MELD era
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 81:525-30. 2006
    ..Policies to decrease dropout during waiting time for liver transplantation (LT) are under debate...
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term antiviral treatment for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation
    Valentina Rosa Bertuzzo
    Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 44:861-7. 2012
    ..The management of patients treated for hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation and not achieving virological response following treatment with interferon plus ribavirin is controversial...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after resection in patients with cirrhosis to its occurrence in a surveilled cirrhotic population
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:413-22. 2009
    ..Annual incidence of HCC 2 years or more after resection may be similar to that of general patients because the same risk factors are involved; assessment of these characteristics could be useful in tailoring clinical management...
  11. doi request reprint Survival benefit after liver transplantation: a single European center experience
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Liver and Multi organ Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 88:826-34. 2009
    ..The evaluation of the survival achieved with liver transplantation (LT) compared with remaining on the waiting list, the transplant benefit, should be the underlying principle of organ allocation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT): Contribution of imaging and interventional radiology in preparing the transplantation and managing complications. Part 2: Post-OLT complications and their treatment
    Rita Golfieri
    Unità Operativa Radiologia Pad Albertoni, Dipartimento Area Radiologica Azienda Ospedaliera di Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Radiol Med 110:433-81; quiz 482-3. 2005
  13. doi request reprint Changes in the surgical approach to hilar cholangiocarcinoma during an 18-year period in a Western single center
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Hospital Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 17:329-37. 2010
    ..In this article, we evaluate mortality, survival, prognostic factors, and changes in surgical approach during the last two decades at a Western hepato-biliary center...
  14. doi request reprint Impact of very advanced donor age on hepatic artery thrombosis after liver transplantation
    Matteo Cescon
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 92:439-45. 2011
    ..The impact of advanced donor age on hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) after liver transplantation (LT) is controversial...
  15. ncbi request reprint Recovery from liver failure after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: meaning of the model for end-stage liver disease
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Am Coll Surg 203:670-6. 2006
    ..The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) is considered an index of hepatic functional reserve, and its assessment on postoperative course may properly identify individuals at risk of liver failure...
  16. doi request reprint Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: primary liver resection and aggressive multimodal treatment of recurrence significantly prolong survival
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna
    Ann Surg 252:107-14. 2010
    ..To evaluate the results of surgical therapy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), the incidence and the management of recurrence, and to analyze the change in approach during 2 different periods...
  17. ncbi request reprint Influence of prognostic factors on the outcome of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis: a univariate and multivariate analysis
    Massimo Del Gaudio
    Department of Liver Transplantation, University of Bologna S Orsola Hospital, Via Massarenti, 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:510-4. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to select the best candidates for liver transplantation considering several prognostic factors that are related to tumor characteristics...
  18. doi request reprint Assessment of donor steatosis in liver transplantation: is it possible without liver biopsy?
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Transplant 23:519-24. 2009
    ..It would, therefore, be helpful to be able to predict the degree of steatosis, on the basis of non-invasive readily available variables...
  19. doi request reprint Is portal hypertension a contraindication to hepatic resection?
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 250:922-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate surgical outcomes of hepatectomy in patients with portal hypertension...
  20. doi request reprint Liver transplantation from hepatitis B surface antigen positive donors: a safe way to expand the donor pool
    Elisabetta Loggi
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatol 56:579-85. 2012
    ..We assessed the clinical, serovirological, and immunological outcomes of liver transplant from HBsAg positive donors in a single centre study...
  21. doi request reprint Priority of candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting liver transplantation can be reduced after successful bridge therapy
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 17:1344-54. 2011
    ..001). In conclusion, the response to therapy is a potentially effective tool for prioritizing HCC patients for LT as well as select cases with different risks of tumor recurrence after transplantation...
  22. doi request reprint Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of peri-operative versus post-operative chemotherapy for resectable colorectal liver metastases
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 47:2291-8. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyse life-expectancy, quality adjusted life-expectancy and cost-effectiveness of the two chemotherapeutic strategies...
  23. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of hepatic resection versus percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for early hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatol 59:300-7. 2013
    ..Aim of the present study was to analyze the cost-effectiveness (CE) of these two strategies in early stage HCC (Milan criteria)...
  24. doi request reprint The meaning of tissue and serum HCV RNA quantitation in hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation: a retrospective study
    Francesco Vasuri
    Pathology Unit, F Addarii Institute of Oncology and Transplantation Pathology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 45:505-9. 2013
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Unresectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma: multimodal palliative treatment
    Cristina Mosconi
    Radiology Unit, Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, General Hospital Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Anticancer Res 33:2747-53. 2013
    ..To evaluate the survival of patients with unresectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC) treated with multimodal palliative approaches...
  26. doi request reprint What is the probability of being too old for salvage transplantation after hepatocellular carcinoma resection?
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 44:523-9. 2012
    ..However, patients can not only present non-transplantable recurrence but can also be over the age limit accepted for transplantation...
  27. doi request reprint Indication of the extent of hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis by a simple algorithm based on preoperative variables
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Arch Surg 144:57-63; discussion 63. 2009
    ..To produce a model indicating the extent of hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis based on easily available preoperative data...
  28. doi request reprint Liver transplantations with donors aged 60 years and above: the low liver damage strategy
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Liver and Multi organ Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transpl Int 22:423-33. 2009
    ..005. In conclusion, the LLDS optimized the use of livers from elderly donors...
  29. doi request reprint Use of vascular clamping in hepatic surgery: lessons learned from 1260 liver resections
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Arch Surg 143:380-7; discussion 388. 2008
    ..We hypothesized possible negative effects on early postoperative outcomes associated with different types of vascular clamping during liver resections and evaluated how attitudes have changed in the past 20 years...
  30. doi request reprint Trends in perioperative outcome after hepatic resection: analysis of 1500 consecutive unselected cases over 20 years
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 249:995-1002. 2009
    ..To estimate risk factors affecting the early outcome after hepatic resection in a high volume center specialized in hepatobiliary surgery and to analyze the changing of results during 3 different periods of treatment...
  31. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: further considerations on selection criteria
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Surgical Unit, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 10:1195-202. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the efficacy of tumor selection criteria must be analyzed with the use of preoperative data, to avoid bias of the postoperative evaluation. Tumor volume and alfa-fetoprotein level may improve the selection of patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Modified outflow reconstruction with a venous patch in domino liver transplantation
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 13:1756-7. 2007
  33. doi request reprint Improved diagnostic imaging and interventional therapies prolong survival after resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: the university of bologna experience over 10 years
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:1630-7. 2011
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Operative risk by the lidocaine test (MEGX) in resected patients for HCC on cirrhosis
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Surgical Unit, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:1552-5. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of the preoperative lidocaine test (MEGX) in cirrhotic patients who were candidates for curative liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma...
  35. doi request reprint Adjuvant systemic chemotherapy after putative curative resection of colorectal liver and lung metastases
    Giovanni Brandi
    Seragnoli Department of Hematology and Oncological Sciences, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Colorectal Cancer 12:188-94. 2013
    ..The present study evaluated the adjuvant systemic chemotherapy after the first resection of liver and lung colorectal cancer metastases...
  36. doi request reprint Nested stromal-epithelial tumor (NSET) of the liver: a case report of an extremely rare tumor
    Gian Luca Grazi
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Liver and Multi organ Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Pathol Res Pract 206:282-6. 2010
    ..We report a case of NSET of the liver affecting a young woman and provide detailed histological and clinical follow-up data, adding an additional case of this extremely rare pathology to the literature...
  37. doi request reprint Second surgery or chemotherapy for relapse after radical resection of colorectal cancer metastases
    Giovanni Brandi
    Department of Haematology and Oncological Sciences L e A Seragnoli, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:1069-77. 2012
    ..Therefore, we retrospectively compared the clinical outcome of potentially resectable patients who received a second metastasectomy with those who did not in our single-centre experience...
  38. doi request reprint Conditional survival after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Cancer Res 18:4397-405. 2012
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Impact of subcentimeter margin on outcome after hepatic resection for colorectal metastases: a meta-regression approach
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Surgery 151:691-9. 2012
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of ischemic preconditioning in whole liver transplantation from deceased donors. A pilot study
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 12:628-35. 2006
    ..007; IPC-, P = 0.003). Prereperfusion and postreperfusion apoptosis was minimal in both groups. In conclusion, IPC reduced ischemia/reperfusion injury through a decrease of hepatocellular necrosis, but it showed no clinical benefits...
  41. ncbi request reprint Partial necrosis on hepatocellular carcinoma nodules facilitates tumor recurrence after liver transplantation
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Liver and Multi organ Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 78:1780-6. 2004
    ..The presence of partial necrosis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) nodules is a common histologic finding after liver transplantation, but its correlation with tumor recurrence has never been investigated...
  42. pmc The role of lymphadenectomy for liver tumors: further considerations on the appropriateness of treatment strategy
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Departments of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 239:202-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate the role of regional lymphadenectomy in patients with liver tumors...
  43. doi request reprint Portal vein thrombosis and liver transplantation: evolution during 10 years of experience at the University of Bologna
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 253:378-84. 2011
    ..To evaluate the evolution of liver transplantation (LT) in cases with partial and total portal vein thrombosis (PVT)...
  44. doi request reprint Analysis of factors affecting recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation with a special focus on inflammation markers
    Valentina Rosa Bertuzzo
    Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 91:1279-85. 2011
    ..Systemic inflammation markers, such as neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), have recently emerged as the prognostic factors for recurrence of liver tumors...
  45. pmc Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis: univariate and multivariate analysis of risk factors for intrahepatic recurrence
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Surgical Unit, S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 237:536-43. 2003
    ..To evaluate prognostic factors that could affect disease-free survival and recurrence after liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on cirrhosis...
  46. ncbi request reprint Outcome of hepatic artery reconstruction in liver transplantation with an iliac arterial interposition graft
    Massimo Del Gaudio
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation Unit, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Italy
    Clin Transplant 19:399-405. 2005
    ..In case of anomal hepatic arterial inflow, it can be necessary to perform revascularization of the liver allograft by iliac arterial interposition graft...
  47. ncbi request reprint Causes of early acute graft failure after liver transplantation: analysis of a 17-year single-centre experience
    Giovanni Varotti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation Unit, S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Clin Transplant 19:492-500. 2005
    ..Nevertheless, a better understanding of the clinical situations and changes in treatment strategies have led to significant improvements in terms of graft and patient survival rates, now close to the survival rate of EAGF-free patients...
  48. ncbi request reprint Prognostic criteria for postoperative mortality in 170 patients undergoing major right hepatectomy
    Filippo Filicori
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 11:507-12. 2012
    ..In addition, we identified prognostic factors linked to intra-hospital morbidity and mortality in these patients...
  49. doi request reprint Value of transient elastography measured with FibroScan in predicting the outcome of hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Matteo Cescon
    Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 256:706-12; discussion 712-3. 2012
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of preoperative liver stiffness (LS) measurement in predicting postoperative liver failure (PLF) after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  50. doi request reprint Safety of hepatic resection for colorectal metastases in the era of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:397-405. 2012
    ..The relationship between neo-adjuvant chemotherapy prior to hepatectomy in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases and post-operative morbidity still has to be clarified...
  51. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival of recipients of liver grafts from donors older than 80 years: is it achievable?
    Matteo Cescon
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 9:1174-80. 2003
    ..Long-term patient and graft survival seem to be achievable, but the high rate and rapidity of HCV reinfection remain a major concern for HCV(+) patients...
  52. pmc Modification of acid-base balance in cirrhotic patients undergoing liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 245:902-8. 2007
    ..To examine modifications of acid-base balance of cirrhotic patients undergoing hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Predictors of sustained virological response after antiviral treatment for hepatitis C recurrence following liver transplantation
    Matteo Cescon
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 15:782-9. 2009
    ..The rate of AVT discontinuation due to side effects was similar between groups (16% versus 8%, P = 0.3). In conclusion, the type of immunosuppression during AVT may predict SVR in patients treated for HCV recurrence after LT...
  54. ncbi request reprint Surgical therapy for hepatolithiasis: a Western experience
    Gaetano Vetrone
    Department of Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Am Coll Surg 202:306-12. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to analyze the perioperative and longterm results of surgical therapy for hepatolithiasis...
  55. pmc Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: role of inflammatory and immunological state on recurrence and prognosis
    Matteo Cescon
    Matteo Cescon, Valentina Rosa Bertuzzo, Giorgio Ercolani, Matteo Ravaioli, Federica Odaldi, Antonio Daniele Pinna, General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:9174-82. 2013
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Comparison between observed survival after resection of transplantable hepatocellular carcinoma and predicted survival after listing through a Markov model simulation
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery of the S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transpl Int 24:787-96. 2011
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Venous outflow reconstructions with the piggyback technique in liver transplantation: a single-center experience of 431 cases
    Matteo Cescon
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Transpl Int 18:318-25. 2005
    ..001). The stump formed by the recipient left and middle hepatic veins with a transversal incision >1 cm of the caval wall constantly provides an adequate width for the caval anastomosis with the PB...
  58. ncbi request reprint Incidence and management of abdominal closure-related complications in adult intestinal transplantation
    Chiara Zanfi
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 85:1607-9. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the best strategy to overcome difficult abdominal wall closures in intestinal transplantation (ITx)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT): Contribution of diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology in preparing the transplantation and managing complications. Part 1: Indications, surgical technique, diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology b
    Rita Golfieri
    Unità Operativa di Radiologia, Pad Albertoni, Dipartimento Area Radiologica Azienda Ospedaliera di Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Radiol Med 110:391-430; quiz 431-2. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Impact of model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score on prognosis after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 12:966-71. 2006
    ..1%). In conclusion, the MELD score can accurately predict postoperative liver failure and morbidity of cirrhotic patients referred for resection of HCC and should be used to select the best candidates for hepatectomy...
  61. ncbi request reprint Liver and partial atrium transplantation for chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Liver and Multi organ Transplantation, University of Bologna, and Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 13:1758-9. 2007
  62. doi request reprint A comprehensive meta-regression analysis on outcome of anatomic resection versus nonanatomic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:3697-705. 2012
    ..Because no randomized controlled trials are currently available on this topic, a meta-regression analysis was performed on available observational studies to control for confounding variables...
  63. ncbi request reprint Radical surgery for gallbladder carcinoma: possibilities of survival
    Alfonso Principe
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 53:660-4. 2006
    ..The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the long-term results of surgical treatment of GBC reassessed following the TNM staging system of the AJCC-2002...
  64. ncbi request reprint Impact of biliary complications in right lobe living donor liver transplantation
    Giovanni Ramacciato
    Department of Surgery and Transplantations, Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation Unit, S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Transpl Int 19:122-7. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, attention and surgical refinement can lead to a significant reduction of the biliary complication rate, improving graft and patient survival...
  65. doi request reprint Safety and prognostic role of regional lymphadenectomy for primary and metastatic liver tumors
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Updates Surg 62:27-34. 2010
    ..33%, respectively, p = n.s.). Routine regional lymphadenectomy should be performed for colorectal liver metastases, and avoided in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma...
  66. pmc Combined kidney-liver, heart-liver, and kidney-pancreas transplantations from a single deceased donor
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Department of Liver and Multi organ Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Case Rep Transplant 2012:849619. 2012
    ..This is the first report of combined heart and split liver in two adults which may suggest new strategies for organ transplantations...
  67. ncbi request reprint Outcome of right hepatectomies in patients older than 70 years
    Matteo Cescon
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Arch Surg 138:547-52. 2003
    ..The increasing number of elderly patients undergoing liver resections mandates updating of clinical outcomes on this specific population...
  68. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant, adoptive immunotherapy with tumor infiltrating lymphocytes plus interleukin-2 after radical hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastases: 5-year analysis
    Andrea Gardini
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Surg Oncol 87:46-52. 2004
    ..We assessed the usefulness of immunotherapy with tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) plus Interleukin-2 (IL-2) as adjuvant treatment...
  69. ncbi request reprint Liver resection for multiple colorectal metastases: influence of parenchymal involvement and total tumor volume, vs number or location, on long-term survival
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Arch Surg 137:1187-92. 2002
    ..Multiple and/or bilateral liver metastases are not absolute contraindications to surgical resection...
  70. ncbi request reprint Hepatic resection for primary or secondary malignancies with involvement of the inferior vena cava: is this operation safe or hazardous?
    Bruno Nardo
    General Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Intensive Care Unit and Transplantations, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Am Coll Surg 201:671-9. 2005
    ..This study evaluated surgical techniques and results of patients with tumors who had undergone liver resection with partial resection and reconstruction of the IVC...
  71. doi request reprint Anti-HBs re-seroconversion after liver transplantation in a patient with past HBV infection receiving a HBsAg positive graft
    Elisabetta Loggi
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatol 50:625-30. 2009
    ..Experience using HBsAg positive grafts is, however, very limited...
  72. doi request reprint Anatomic variations of intrahepatic bile ducts in a European series and meta-analysis of the literature
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:623-30. 2011
    ..Accurate knowledge of biliary anatomy and its variants is essential to ensure successful hepatic surgery; however, data from European countries are lacking...
  73. ncbi request reprint Associated benign liver tumors in idiopathic granulomatous hepatitis: A case report
    Gian Luca Grazi
    Liver and Multi organ Transplantation, F Addarii Institute of Oncology, Department of Oncology and Haematology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hopsital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Hepatol Res 37:568-71. 2007
    ..We cannot give a full explanation of the situation, which represented a challenge in the diagnosis and in the treatment of this patient...
  74. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival after two-stage hepatectomy for colorectal metastases: a case report
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:592-4. 2004
    ..A case of long-term survival after two-stage hepatectomy for colorectal metastases is reported. Considerations on technical aspects, interval between the two liver resections, role of adjuvant chemotherapy and indications are discussed...
  75. ncbi request reprint Combined heart and liver transplantation for familial amyloidotic neuropathy: considerations from the hepatic point of view
    Gian Luca Grazi
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 9:986-92. 2003
    ..However, the most compromised patients are more exposed to intraoperative risks, postoperative complications, and worsening of extracardiac and extrahepatic symptoms. The need for VVB remains to be evaluated...
  76. doi request reprint Absence of neuroinvasive disease in a liver transplant recipient who acquired West Nile virus (WNV) infection from the organ donor and who received WNV antibodies prophylactically
    Maria Cristina Morelli
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 51:e34-7. 2010
    ..We also report an innovative prophylactic strategy based on infusion of WNV hyperimmune plasma and gamma globulins that could be effective in preventing the appearance of a neuroinvasive disease...
  77. doi request reprint Liver transplantation for benign hepatic tumors: a systematic review
    Giorgio Ercolani
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Hospital Sant Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Surg 27:68-75. 2010
    ..We present a review of transplantable benign hepatic lesions to evaluate the need of OLT for these diseases, to summarize in which OLT is a good therapeutic option, and to show the early and long-term survival which might be expected...
  78. ncbi request reprint Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the orbit in a liver transplant recipient
    Matteo Cescon
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Policlinico S Orsola, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Transpl Int 16:437-40. 2003
    ..Complete control of tumor growth was achieved, while no alterations of graft function were observed throughout the treatment period...
  79. ncbi request reprint Right-side approach to the left caudate lobe in the piggy-back technique of liver transplantation. A further step in maximizing preservation of the retrohepatic inferior vena cava
    Gian Luca Grazi
    Transpl Int 16:361-3. 2003
  80. ncbi request reprint The future challenge in the MELD era: how to match extended-use donors and sick recipients
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Transplantation 82:987-8. 2006
  81. ncbi request reprint Prognostic evaluation of the new American Joint Committee on Cancer/International Union Against Cancer staging system for hepatocellular carcinoma: analysis of 112 cirrhotic patients resected for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Giovanni Ramacciato
    II Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome La Sapienza, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant Andrea, UOC Chirurgia A Via di Grottarossa 1035, 00189, Rome, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:289-97. 2005
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint [Right hemicolectomy for colon cancer: a prospective randomised study comparing laparoscopic vs. open technique]
    Giovanni Ramacciato
    UOC Chirurgia Generale D, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant Andrea, Roma II Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Universita La Sapienza, Roma
    Chir Ital 60:1-7. 2008
    ..Equivalent oncological clearance was obtained, fulfilling the stated criteria of 5 cm free resection margins and number of lymph nodes resected, though we removed fewer lymph nodes in LRH compared to ORH (p < 0.05)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Univariate and multivariate analysis of prognostic factors in the surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients
    Giovanni Ramacciato
    Department of General Surgery, Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Unit, University of Rome La Sapienza II Faculty of Medicine, Sant Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 53:898-903. 2006
    ..Evaluation of the short- and long-term outcome of liver resections for HCC in cirrhotic patients...
  84. ncbi request reprint [Prognostic factors and long term outcome after surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Univariate and multivariate analysis]
    Giovanni Ramacciato
    Universita di Roma La Sapienza, II Facolta di Medicina e Chirurgia, Ospedale Sant Andrea, UOC di Chirurgia Epato Bilio Pancreatica
    Chir Ital 56:749-59. 2004
    ..The univariate and multivariate analysis showed that low albumin levels, positive resection margins and T are the most important factors influencing long term survival...
  85. ncbi request reprint Classification of lymph node metastases from gastric cancer: comparison between N-site and N-number systems. Our experience and review of the literature
    Paolo Aurello
    University of Rome, La Sapienza, Second Faculty of Medicine, Sant Andrea Hospital, Surgery Unit D, 00189 Rome, Italy
    Am Surg 73:359-66. 2007
    ..Hence, in our opinion, for correct N-staging, 10 lymph nodes in early gastric cancer and at least 16 in the other pT-stages seem sufficient for a real pN0 stadiation...
  86. ncbi request reprint Speech disorder related to tacrolimus-induced pontine myelinolysis after orthotopic liver transplantation
    Matteo Ravaioli
    Transpl Int 16:507-9. 2003
  87. ncbi request reprint [Impact of new lymph node staging on lymphadenectomy and on the prognosis of patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer]
    Giovanni Ramacciato
    UOC Chirurgia Generale D Dipartimento di Chirurgia P Valdoni Seconda Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia Università degli Studi La Sapienza, Roma
    Chir Ital 58:285-94. 2006
    ..For the purposes of correct N-staging, 10 lymph nodes in early gastric cancer and at least 16 in the other pT stages seem sufficient to achieve effective pNO staging...
  88. ncbi request reprint [Angiogenic factors and their relation to stage, lymph-node micrometastases and prognosis in patients operated on for gastric cancer]
    Paolo Aurello
    Dipartimento di Chirurgia P Valdoni, Seconda Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Azienda Ospedaliera Sant Andrea, Roma
    Chir Ital 59:435-44. 2007
    ..More investigation with similar techniques in large prospective series is needed as a support to clinical practice...