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INTRODUCTION The aim of the work was to evaluate the implementation of Clavien - Dindo classification of surgical complications into a routine clinical praxis and to evaluate the results achieved at the university department of surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospectively collected data of patients hospitalized at the Clinic of Surgery of the University(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Intraoperative enteroscopy is an invasive technique for small bowel investigation. It enables us to investigate the entire small intestine and to treat pathological findings by endoscopic or surgical means at the same time. The investigation is invasive and that is why the proper indication is mandatory. RESULTS Forty-one(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) may arise in any part of the gastrointestinal tract; extra-gastrointestinal locations are extremely rare. Only a few cases of extragastrointestinal stromal tumor arising from the pancreas were reported. None of the reports described a long-term follow-up of the patients. METHOD This report describes an(More)
Aortic dissection is primarily localized in the thoracic aorta. Dissection of the abdominal aorta is exceedingly rare, especially in the absence of a blunt abdominal trauma. Two cases of a primarily infrarenal aortic dissection were diagnosed by US, CT and angiography. The patients were treated by stent graft placement. The stent grafts were introduced via(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative pancreatic fistula is the main cause of morbidity after pancreatic resection. This study aimed to quantify the clinical and economic consequences of pancreatic fistula in a medium-volume pancreatic surgery center. METHODS Hospital records from patients who had undergone elective pancreatic resection in our department were(More)
Authors present their experience with the intraoperative enteroscopy method--an invasive technique of small bowel examination. It is performed under narcosis at an operating theatre (i.e. in co-operation with surgeon and anaesthesiologist). The endoscopy-performing physician becomes one of the members of the operating team. The advantage of the method is(More)
Acute bowel ischemia continues to have a high mortality rate. The main factor related to this poor outcome is considered to be the delay in diagnosis. The ability to detect ischemia early and to assess the extent of bowel involvement, are the most important aspects of successful treatment. The combination of ultraviolet (UV) light and fluorescein dye would(More)
In the foreground of the clinical picture of chronic pancreatitis and carcinoma of the pancreas is pain which frequently is difficult to control by drugs. The authors evaluate in a group of 18 patients with severe epigastric pain associated with carcinoma and in chronic pancreatitis the analgesic effect of splanchnicectomy. In 29.4% of operated patients(More)
AIM To evaluate clinical experience with radiofrequency (RF)-assisted liver resection in non-cirrhotic and non-cholestatic patients with metastatic liver disease. METHODS A group of consecutive patients who underwent RF-assisted liver resection for metastatic liver disease was prospectively followed. RESULTS Between July 2005 and April 2008, 95 liver(More)