Epaminondas Fahantidis

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The aim of this study was to evaluate operative risk factors, the mortality, morbidity and survival in old patients with colorectal cancer. 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 compared with patients(More)
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. 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 was for 2 months.(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)
362 evaluable node-positive patients with stage II breast cancer were randomized, receiving either 6 cycles of conventional CMF or 6 cycles of the combination of cyclophosphamide (500 mg/m2), mitoxantrone (Novantrone 10 mg/m2), and fluorouracil (500 mg/m2; CNF). After a median follow-up of 51 months, 64 (36%) patients relapsed in the CMF group and 60 (33%)(More)
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 morphology and(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)
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. We report our recent experience of two female patients, 55 and 57 years old respectively, who presented breast metastasis at the proximal transverse colon. They were operated for breast(More)
Although unusual, hemangioma is the most common primary splenic neoplasm. Splenectomy is indicated when the tumor is large, with increased risk of hemorrhage. The laparoscopic approach is preferred for most elective splenectomies. Although technically feasible, laparoscopic splenectomy can be a challenge in the patient with splenomegaly. We present herein a(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)