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BACKGROUND Surgery, as well as conservative treatment, in patients with clinically apparent intrathoracic esophageal anastomotic leaks often is associated with poor results and carries a high morbidity and mortality. The successful treatment of esophageal anastomotic insufficiencies and perforations when using covered, self-expanding metallic stents is(More)
We report a case of the rare solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas. In contrast to other pancreatic tumors, the solid-pseudopapillary tumor has a favorable prognosis. The 60-year-old female patient we report on here was treated by left pancreatic resection combined with splenectomy for a non-metastasizing tumor of the pancreas. A solid-pseudopapillary(More)
UNLABELLED Gunshot wounds are rare events in European countries, but stab and impalement injuries occur more frequently and are often spectacular. The aim of the study was to describe several types of penetrating abdomino-thoracic injuries as well as the appropriate surgical interventions, including complex wound management. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)
The consent of the subject who is donating cells, tissues, organs or body fluid for research purposes is a precondition for biomedical research on human samples. Before such consent can be obtained, comprehensive information should be provided to the subject by the investigators. This information includes the scope of research, the intended use of subject's(More)
AIM To investigate whether the routine use of fibrin glue applied onto the hepatic resection area can diminish postoperative volume of bloody or biliary fluids drained via intraoperatively placed perihepatic tubes and can thus lower the complication rate. METHODS Two groups of consecutive patients with a comparable spectrum of recent hepatic resections(More)
INTRODUCTION Ischaemia of the visceral arteries is considered to be an extraordinary challenge in the interdisciplinary therapeutic management. AIM AND METHOD Using a case series of patients with chronic ischaemia of the visceral arteries, our diagnostic and therapeutic experience was analysed with regard to postoperative quality of life (increase of body(More)
Over the last two decades, medical research has begun to make extensive use of products of human origin in therapeutics, oncology, and most recently, in genetic diseases. This has raised many ethical issues involving patient rights, including issues of consent. Besides informed consent, researchers should address several topics when designing studies using(More)
The number of surgical interventions in an outpatient clinic setting has continuously increased. An important advantage of such approach is the low infection rate. From an economic point of view, this setting leads to lower costs and, subsequently, lower charges to the health insurance companies according to the today's contracts. However, an essential(More)