Christoph Wullstein

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The laparoscopic approach is common for several surgical procedures. Although the laparoscopic approach in colorectal surgery is described as being beneficial, its use is not yet widespread. This restriction may be due to technical difficulties. The use of telerobotic assistance may simplify complex laparoscopic procedures. We compared the traditional(More)
Anastomotic leakage (AL) is a severe complication following colorectal surgery. C-reactive protein (CRP) is considered to be an indicator of postoperative complications. Between August 2002 and August 2005 342 colorectal resections with primary anastomosis were performed at the Department of General and Vascular Surgery. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University(More)
Treatment of choice in recurrent and complicated diverticulitis is surgical resection of the inflamed bowel. Whereas it is accepted that recurrent diverticulitis (RD) can be handled laparoscopically, this is still not generally recommended for complicated diverticulitis (CD). Therefore, we analysed our results of laparoscopic sigmoidectomies concerning(More)
Insulinoma is the most common pancreatic endocrine tumor. Localization of small tumors remains a diagnostic challenge. Recently, Mangafodipir-enhanced MR imaging using a whole-body coil has been shown to be effective in the detection and staging of pancreatic cancer [3]. Localization of even small tumors is improved and surgical techniques, such as(More)
Several authors suggest that local ablative therapies, specifically transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), may control tumor progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients who are on the waiting list for liver transplantation (orthotopic liver transplantation, OLT). There is still no evidence if TACE followed by OLT is able to prevent recurrence(More)
Among other complications, diabetes mellitus leads to peripheral vascular disease with the risk of limb amputation. This retrospective study analyzed the incidence of amputations after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK). Between June 1994 and February 2001, 200 SPKs, nine pancreas-after-kidney- (PAK) and one pancreas transplantation alone(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion injury of the pancreas causes impairment of microcirculation leading to pancreatitis. Postischemic pancreatitis is the most common reason for graft failure in pancreas transplantation. In animal models, octreotide has been described to have beneficial effects on acute pancreatitis by reducing pancreatic enzyme release and(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is slowly gaining acceptance due to advantages in short-term outcome. While evidence is slowly increasing, the discussion about MIE is still controversial. METHODS A literature review was performed to compare MIE with open esophagectomy (OE). Current studies are summarized in view of short- and long-term(More)
BACKGROUND Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK) has a higher rate of surgical complications compared with other whole organ transplantations. Graft thrombosis and intra-abdominal infections are the most frequent causes for relaparotomy. We evaluated risk factors for abdominal infections after SPK, with emphasis on the value of the routinely(More)
BACKGROUND Although prothrombotic disorders (PTD) are known to increase the risk of graft failure in kidney transplantation only, there are no data on PTD in simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation (SPK). METHODS Forty-seven SPK performed between September 2000 and July 2002 underwent routine screening for PTD. Data were retrospectively analyzed(More)