Epaminondas Fahantidis

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to compare the ability of three treatments in patients with anal fissure, sphincterotomy, nitroglycerin ointment and combination of gel xylocaine and lactulose. METHODS Ninety adults divided in three groups of 30 patients each group, received one of the three treatments in a 3-year interval (2007-2009) and the follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate operative risk factors, the mortality, morbidity and survival in old patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS From 1160 patients with colorectal cancer, 398 patients aged 70 years or older, from 1970 to 2000, were followed-up. Dukes' classification, differentiation, sex, anatomical site and survival were(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple hydatid disease is a complex surgical problem, and its treatment can follow either conservative principles (drainage or obliteration of the cavity) or radical principles (cystoperi-cystectomy or liver or lung resection). METHODS A total of 220 patients with multiple cystic echinococcosis (428 cysts) were managed between 1967 and 1998(More)
The delivery of high-dose epirubicin in patients with advanced breast cancer usually entails serious myelotoxicity and frequent treatment delays. Concurrent administration of G-CSF probably allows the administration of epirubicin on schedule with minimal morbidity. From August 1990 to February 1992, 42 women with advanced breast cancer were treated with six(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary hyperaldosteronism is only rarely caused by unilateral adrenal hyperplasia. CASE PRESENTATION A 73-year-old hypertensive Greek man (on 10 mg amlodipine for the last ten years) presented in the emergency department with severe muscle weakness of all limbs. The initial physical and laboratory examination revealed normal blood pressure,(More)
BACKGROUND Common sites of metastasis for the breast cancer are bones, lungs, the central nervous system and liver. The colon is the rarest site of metastasis for the breast carcinoma. PATIENTS AND RESULTS We report our recent experience of two female patients, 55 and 57 years old respectively, who presented breast metastasis at the proximal transverse(More)
INTRODUCTION Kaposi's sarcoma is a vascular neoplasm mainly affecting the skin of the lower extremities. Although it is the most common neoplasm affecting patients with AIDS, sporadic cases in HIV-negative people have been reported. It is a lesion mainly affecting men and its clinical presentation presents a challenge, as it can resemble other benign or(More)
Nephron-sparing surgery (partial nephrectomy) results are similar to those of radical nephrectomy for small (<4 cm) renal tumors. However, in patients with end-stage renal disease, radical nephrectomy emerges as a more efficient treatment for localized renal cell cancer. Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) increasingly is being performed. The objective(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. They are positive to C-kit (CD 117), more common in the older males, and mostly in the stomach, less in the colon and rectum and oesophagus. Benign tumours are more common than the malignant ones. Classification of GISTs is based on(More)
The independent effects of several patient, tumor and treatment-related prognostic factors on relapse-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were assessed by Cox multivariate regression analysis in 988 Greek patients with stage II breast cancer. At a median follow-up time of 83 (range 3.3-131+) months and after the evaluation of all patients(More)