HPB Surgery

Inflammatory oncotaxis is the term used to describe the phenomenon whereby mechanically injured tissues are predisposed to the development of metastases. Normal tissue injury elicits an inflammatory response, and it has been found that the microenvironment created is similar to that of the tumour microenvironment. Subsequently tumours have often been described as “wounds...
(Vol 13 p 57-62, HPB Surgery; Oncology: 22 July 2013)
Pancreatic cysts that develop after abdominal trauma are generally considered to be pseudocysts. We present a patient with a post-traumatic peri-pancreatic cyst that later ruptured suddenly, leading to an acute abdomen. Following an urgent laparotomy and excision of the cyst, post-operative histopathological assessment showed this to be a mucinous cystadenoma of the...
(Vol 7 p 1-4, HPB surgery: 2 February 2007)

Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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