Constantinos M Safioleas

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PURPOSE Mirizzi syndrome is a rare complication of long standing cholelithiasis. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively estimate the diagnostic and treatment methods applied in patients with Mirizzi syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our experience with 27 cases with Mirizzi syndrome is presented. They were diagnosed either by imaging techniques, or(More)
Ischemic colitis is the most common type of intestinal ischemia, and it represents the consequences of acute or, more commonly, chronic blockage of blood flow through arteries that supply the large intestine. Ischemic colitis is manifested through a continuum of injury and considered as an illness of the elderly. The incidence of ischemic colitis has been(More)
Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is an uncommon complication of gallstone disease and occurs in approximately 1% of all patients suffering from cholelithiasis. The syndrome is characterized by extrinsic compression of the common hepatic duct frequently resulting in clinical presentation of intermittent or constant jaundice. Most cases are not identified(More)
Soft tissue gas gangrene with myonecrosis is a severe complication of traumatic and non-traumatic conditions with a potentially lethal outcome. Emphysematous cholecystitis is a complication of acute cholecystitis, which is characterized by air accumulation in the gallbladder wall and is reported in the literature as a rare causative factor of soft tissue(More)
Acute mesenteric ischemia is a rare symptomatic manifestation of arteriosclerosis. Prognosis crucially depends on rapid diagnosis and surgical management to prevent or at least minimize the bowel infarction. The length of the small bowel is considered to be between 3 and 8 m, and a normal bowel function can be maintained even after resection of its one(More)
Unresectable periampullary cancer is commonly characterized by painless jaundice and has a rapid evolution with dismal prognosis. Biliary drainage can be achieved by various techniques and approaches, with the endoscopic drainage being the preferred method. However, when open surgery is performed with the intent to resect a tumor which is finally found to(More)
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