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OBJECTIVE To clarify whether middle segmental pancreatic resection can be performed with comparable morbidity and mortality to classic pancreatic resections for lesions in the mid-portion of the pancreas. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Pancreaticoduodenectomies or distal pancreatectomy, traditionally used to treat lesions of the pancreatic body, sacrifice a(More)
Many factors influence survival in colorectal cancer patients, one of them is the mucinous component of the tumour. Mucinous adenocarcinoma is characterized by the extracellular mucin of more than 50% of the tumour volume. From 1970 to 1999, 1160 patients were admitted to our clinic for colorectal cancer. They were divided into four groups according to(More)
INTRODUCTION Solid pseudo-papillary tumors of the pancreas are rare and typically present in young female patients. They are slowly growing masses that may attain large size, and are of low malignant potential. Surgical resection is usually curative. CASE PRESENTATION A 71-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with an episode of hematemesis(More)
A 52-year-old woman with a 7-year history of hyperten-sion presented to the emergency department of a regional 2nd-grade community hospital complaining of dyspnea, chest pain, headache, and palpitations for the past 6 h. She also reported blood pressure (BP) levels measured at home of 220/110 mm Hg for 2 h before admission, which were not reduced after(More)
INTRODUCTION Splenic vein thrombosis results in localized portal hypertension called sinistral portal hypertension, which may also lead to massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Symptomatic sinistral portal hypertension is usually best treated by splenectomy, but interventional radiological techniques are safe and effective alternatives in the management(More)
The granulomatous inflammation of tuberculosis usually involves the lungs and the hilar lymph nodes. Musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB) occurs in 1-3% of patients with TB, while TB of the chest wall constitutes 1% to 5% of all cases of musculoskeletal TB. Furthermore, nowadays it is rarer to find extrapulmonary TB in immunocompetent rather that(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis leads to abdominal hypertension and compartment syndrome. Weeks after the episodes pancreatic fluids sometimes organize to pseudocysts, fluid collections by or in the gland. Aims of the present study were to evaluate the intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) induced by large pancreatic pseudocysts and to examine the effect of their(More)
Tumors of the papilla and ampulla of Vater are rare neoplasms which are usually detected at an early stage due to their symptoms. The accurate preoperative histological diagnosis and staging of ampullary tumors is often difficult and inconclusive, leading to controversy over the adequate treatment of these lesions. Three procedures are currently being used(More)
Since hepatorenal syndrome is a functional renal failure due to renal ischemia in cirrhotics with refractory ascites, we investigated whether increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) impairs the renal function and perfusion in cirrhotic portal hypertensive rats. Eight groups of 32 rats each were studied, including 4 control and 4 CCl(4) cirrhotic groups.(More)
The present study is aiming at elucidating the effect of intraoperative lavage with short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) on colonic anastomosis in rats. Forty male Wistar rats were randomized into four groups (10 rats each). After resection of a segment of transverse colon, an end-to-end anastomosis was performed. In the 1st group, no intraoperative large bowel(More)