Emmanouel Pikoulis

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OBJECTIVE To examine existing evidence, trends and possible factors that may have affected the incidence of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) among patients undergoing thyroidectomies in an iodine-sufficient population of Greece. STUDY DESIGN All histology records from the patients who had undergone thyroid surgery at the Department of Surgery Laiko(More)
BACKGROUND Hemorrhage is undoubtedly one of the main factors contributing to morbidity and mortality in liver resections. Vascular occlusion techniques are effective in controlling intraoperative bleeding, but they cause liver damage due to ischemia. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of using a combined technique for hepatic parenchymal transection(More)
PURPOSE The FAK/Src/Paxillin (PXN) axis has been implicated in malignant transformation, tumor growth, progression and metastasis. The present study aimed to assess FAK/Src/PXN protein expression in both primary and liver metastatic sites of colorectal adenocarcinoma (CRC). METHODS FAK, Src and p-PXN expression was assessed immunohistochemically on 32(More)
AIM To evaluate whether the cellular proliferation rate in the large bowel epithelial cells is characterized by circadian rhythm. METHODS Between January 2003 and December 2004, twenty patients who were diagnosed as suffering from primary, resectable, non-metastatic adenocarcinoma of the lower rectum, infiltrating the sphincter mechanism, underwent(More)
PURPOSE β-catenin and AXIN2 play an important role in the Wnt signaling pathway. The aim of this study was to investigate β-catenin and AXIN2 expression in colorectal cancer (CRC) and relate these findings with patients' clinicopathological features and prognosis. METHODS 57 consecutive patients with surgically treated CRC were included in this study.(More)
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