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Ascites, pseudocyst, necrosis of the retroperitoneal fat tissue and pancreatopleural fistula with left sided pleural effusion may complicate pancreatitis. However, steatonecrosis of the mediastinum and right side pleural effusion are rather rare complications of pancreatitis. We present a case of a patient with alcohol induced pancreatitis. Chest x-ray(More)
OBJECTIVE It was the aim of this study to demonstrate our experiences over twenty years with portasystemic shunt surgery in patients with chronic liver disease and variceal bleeding. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1 st, 1980 to December 31 st, 2000 we performed 90 portasystemic shunt operations (PSO). The patients were divided in two groups. The(More)
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common reason for emergency hospitalisation. Early upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is the corner stone of management; the alternative option for achieving primary hemostasis is emergency surgery. The aim of this study was to analyse the frequency of UGIB in the last 10 years and to present our surgical(More)
From January 1st 1987 to December 31st 2001, 268 patients (pts) with the diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma had undergone surgery at Surgical Clinic of University Hospital Rijeka. Pts were of both sexes: 154 males (57%) and 114 females (43%). The mean age of pts at the time of operation was 66 +/- 11.4 years. 36 pts (13.4%) underwent curative resection,(More)
We describe an 81-year old man presenting with ileus and two rare, pathologically distinct entities: gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and Crohn's disease. Within Meckel's diverticulum a polypous tumor, 3 cm in diameter, with preserved lumen was found. In the area of the terminal ileum, coecum and colon ascendens inflamed bowel loops were fixed together(More)
Objective: To determine if supracostal renal access above the 11th rib during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a safe option in carefully selected patients determined by preoperative computed tomography (CT) imaging. Patients and Methods: We retrospectively isolated 142 patients who underwent access above the eleventh rib during PCNL, which we term(More)
BACKGROUND Bouveret's syndrome is a rare complication of cholecystolithiasis with gastric outlet obstruction caused by a gallstone migrating through a biliogastric or bilioduodenal fistula. Gallstone ileus is mainly treated by surgery, either enterolithotomy or gastrotomy, with some cases being treated by endoscopic extraction. CASE REPORT We report on an(More)