Evangelos I Hadjiyannakis

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Hepatic hydatid cysts (HHCs) are a parasitic infestation caused by several species of Echinococcus. We examined the clinical features of HHCs and evaluated the results of various surgical procedures. One hundred and sixty-nine patients aged between 17 and 84 years underwent surgery for HHCs within a 12-year period. We recorded the demographic data, location(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to compare and to evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Greek adult transplant recipients before and 1 year after successful renal transplantation (RT) and to examine which parameters had the greatest effects on their HRQOL. The SF-36 survey score was used. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-five Greek(More)
Incidental parathyroidectomy is a complication of thyroid surgery. The aim of this report is to explore the incidence, risk factors, and clinical relevance of inadvertent parathyroidectomy during thyroidectomy. Patients who underwent thyroidectomy between January 1998 and June 2005 were evaluated. Pathology reports were reviewed for the presence of(More)
OBJECTIVE renal hyperparathyroidism (rH) is one of the most serious complications in long-term hemodialysis patients. the purpose of this retrospective study was the evaluation of the surgical indications, parathyroid histology, and the results of total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation (Ptx+At) in patients with rH. DESIGN the study included 36(More)
Primitive neuroectodermal tumor/extraosseous Ewing’s sarcoma (PNET/EES) is a childhood disease rarely seen in adults. It is a soft tissue tumor, which is often observed in the paraspinal region and lower extremity. We report the case of a 32-year-old man who presented with sudden abdominal pain on the right upper quadrant that was radiated to the right(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is increasingly being used as an appropriate early treatment in patients with cholecystitis. This study evaluated the safety, effectiveness, and complications of LC in all cases of acute cholecystitis. METHODS A retrospective study involved the patients who underwent LC for acute cholecystitis(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic haemangiomas are congenital vascular malformations. They are the most common benign tumours of the liver and are often asymptomatic. Spontaneous or traumatic rupture, intratumoral bleeding, consumption coagulopathy and rapid growth are the mandatory surgical indications. We present our experience over the last 15 years with the surgical(More)
A case of gastric cancer after vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) is presented. A 44-year-old man presented with vomiting and weight loss 6 years after VBG. Endoscopy revealed a poorly differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma. The patient underwent a Whipple pancreaticoduodenectomy and received chemotherapy. He expired 6 months later. From our case and review(More)
INTRODUCTION The shortage of cadaveric donors for kidney transplantation has prompted many centers to expand the criteria used for donor selection to increase the organ supply. The use of cadaveric pediatric kidneys has been suggested as a means to overcome the shortage. However, some studies indicate that kidneys from pediatric donors show inferior results(More)
INTRODUCTION Successful outcome of renal transplantation depends on various factors, of which immunologic is one of the most important. Accumulated experience of a single center, with the same surgical and immunological team contributes significantly to safe conclusions. Purpose of this study was the evaluation of potential factors, in particular(More)
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