Dimitra Vassiliadou

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BACKGROUND The combined treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is a rigorous surgical treatment, most suitable for young and good performance status patients. We evaluated the outcomes of elderly patients undergoing CRS and HIPEC for peritoneal carcinomatosis with careful perioperative(More)
BACKGROUND Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is associated with a poor prognosis. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and HIPEC play an important role in well-selected patients with PC. The aim of the study is to present the differences in the intraoperative parameters in patients who received HIPEC in two different manners, open versus closed abdomen. PATIENTS AND(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to present a group of patients with <150 cm of small intestine after cytoreductive surgery (CRS)+hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and the special problems arising from this condition. METHODS From November 2005 to November 2013, 130 patients were treated for peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) with CRS+HIPEC.(More)
HbOThrace is an abnormal hemoglobin which is constructed by defective beta chains (Glu121-->Lys121). It mostly characterises the Muslim minority of the Thrace region. During the last 6 years, our department detected HbOThrace in 118 cases. Four groups were formed, the first consisted of cases of HbOThrace trait with normal iron and ferritin levels, the(More)
PURPOSE To identify the role of systemic chemotherapy in the management of appendiceal malignancies. METHODS Over a 10-year period (2005 -2014), 52 patients with appendiceal neoplasms were treated at our Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Unit [14 (26.9%) disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis (DPAM), 30 (57.7%) peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis of(More)
INTRODUCTION Peritoneal dissemination of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a rare presentation with an incidence of 2-6%. The most common cause of peritoneal deposits is a ruptured HCC that results in tumor spillage into the peritoneal cavity. The overall incidence of spontaneous ruptures of HCC ranges from 5 to 15% and carries a high mortality rate of up(More)
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