Christina D Bali

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BACKGROUND Primary torsion of the greater omentum is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain that mainly affects adults in their fourth or fifth decade. It was first described by Eitel in 1899. Since then, more than 300 cases have been reported in the published literature. Clinical presentation and imaging findings are often of limited value in the(More)
Open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is followed by a high rate of incisional herniation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether this postoperative complication could be avoided by a prophylactic implantation of a biological mesh. In a prospective randomized clinical study, patients electively treated by open AAA repair were allocated(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of bovine pericardium (BP) as a patch material in carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in terms of peri- and postoperative complications and the incidence of recurrent stenosis. During a 4-year period, 148 CEAs were performed in 138 consecutive patients. The study group included elective, emergency, and(More)
Preoperative staging of rectal cancer is essential for the selection of the optimal treatment. This study aims to evaluate the accuracy of endorectal ultrasonography (EUS) in local staging of rectal cancer. During a 4-year period, 33 patients with biopsy-proven rectal cancer underwent evaluation of the invasion of the rectal wall, the mesorectal lymph nodes(More)
Concomitant management of synchronous abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and colorectal cancer (CRC) is mandatory in cases in which both entities are life threatening for the patient. The endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) method can contribute toward concomitant management by offering the avoidance of an otherwise threatening vascular graft infection. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of the literature and perform an analysis of outcomes of treatment of concomitant colorectal cancer (CRC) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with a focus on the different treatment options and the related therapeutic outcomes. METHODS A review of the English-language medical literature from 1980 to 2015 was(More)
The incidence of synchronous abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and colorectal cancer (CRC), although quite rare, still represents an issue of controversy regarding the optimal treatment. This study attempts a historical review of the surgical practice during the past decades by reviewing the existing English literature on this topic. The dilemma between one(More)
De Garengeot’s hernia—a rare finding occurring mostly in women—is defined by the presence of the vermiform appendix within the sac of a femoral hernia. The incidence of appendicitis is rarer still, with less than a 100 cases reported to date. We present a unique case of an 84-year-old male patient with perforated appendiceal diverticulitis within a De(More)
BACKGROUND To report the early and long-term results of Vascu-Guard bovine pericardium (BP) for patch angioplasty in carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the data of 256 CEAs with BP patch closure performed in 238 patients during the past 12 years in our department. Patch-related complications (restenosis, infection, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Malignant tumors of the small bowel are rare. Melanoma of the small intestine is in most cases metastatic from a primary skin lesion. Perforation of small bowel melanoma is an extremely rare entity. To the best of our knowledge this is the fifth case published to date. CASE PRESENTATION We report a rare case of acute abdomen due to perforated(More)