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Little is known about species differences in the peripheral nerve system and quantitative evaluation of main tissue components has rarely been done. Nevertheless, animal models are used for example in pain research without exact knowledge of degree of fibrosis in pathological states which would determine possible treatment options. It would therefore be of(More)
The incidence of clinically significant anastomotic leaks after upper gastrointestinal surgery is approximately 4 % - 20 %, and the associated mortality can be as high as 80 %. Depending on the clinical presentation, the treatment options are surgery, conservative treatment with external drainage, or endoscopic treatment. This report presents 39 cases of(More)
The total rate as well as the clinical outcome of anastomotic leakage in colorectal and coloanal anastomosis necessitates a loop stoma for fecal diversion. The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of loop transverse colostomy compared to loop ileostomy as a temporary defunctioning stoma following colorectal surgery with colorectal or coloanal(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the early postoperative outcome of esophageal cancer treated by subtotal esophageal resection, gastric interposition and either intrathoracic or cervical anastomosis in a single center study. METHODS 72 patients who received either a cervical or intrathoracic anastomosis after esophageal resection for(More)
AIM/BACKGROUND To provide a review of existing literature on pediatric GIST with focus on clinical presentation. METHODS A MEDLINE search was conducted in July 2007 to give an overview on literature concerning pediatric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) with a focus on clinical presentation, using keywords "gastrointestinal stromal tumor" and one of(More)
Due to a lack of early symptoms, pancreatic cancers of the body and tail are discovered mostly at advanced stages. These locally advanced cancers often involve the celiac axis or the common hepatic artery and are therefore declared unresectable. The extended distal pancreatectomy with en bloc resection of the celiac artery may offer a chance of complete(More)
Mesh implantation is regarded as the standard treatment of inguinal hernias. Obstructive azoospermia induced by mesh implantation is a rare but serious complication. Whether different operative techniques or mesh materials used have an effect on the integrity of the testicle and spermatic cord remains unclear. In 12 minipigs a bilateral inguinal hernia(More)
The ideal treatment of patients with perforated diverticulitis is still controversial. Hartmann's procedure has been the treatment of choice for decades, but primary anastomosis with a defunctioning stoma has become an accepted alternative. The aim of this study was to evaluate the stoma reversal rates after these two surgical strategies. A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with esophageal cancer and a history of gastric surgery, colonic interposition is the treatment of choice. Our aim was to review our experience with this technique and to identify possible predictors of the clinical outcome. METHODS Between 1986 and 2006, 43 patients underwent esophageal reconstruction accomplished by colon(More)
The inflammatory response to peritoneal injury is considered to be of particular importance in adhesion formation. The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamics of inflammatory mediators in peritoneal adhesions. In 60 male rats, a peritoneal defect was performed using a standardized cecal abrasion model. On days 3, 5, 14, 30, 60, and 90, ten animals(More)