Frank Neser

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Findings have shown endoscopic necrosectomy to be beneficial for patients with symptomatic pancreatic necrosis accessible for an endoscopic approach. The available studies show that endoscopic necrosectomy requires a multitude of subsequent procedures including repeat irrigation for removal of the necrotic material. This study aimed to investigate the need(More)
BACKGROUND The natural course and treatment strategies for asymptomatic or oligosymptomatic pancreatic necrosis are still poorly defined. The aim of this retrospective study was to establish criteria for the need of intervention in patients with pancreatic necrosis. METHODS A total of 31 consecutive patients (18 male, median age 58 yrs.) diagnosed with(More)
Recent trials and guidelines have established the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable UICC stage II to IV gastric cancers. In this setting, preoperative staging is pivotal for correct patient selection. This cohort study was designed to assess the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and the ability to select correctly patients for neoadjuvant(More)
Background: Roux-Y hepaticojejunostomy is currently the standard surgical procedure for the reconstruction of the bile duct after iatrogenic transection in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However, about 30 % of all hepaticojejunostomies develop a stenosis after some time and in 7 % a cholangiocellular carcinoma occurs. Therefore, alternative procedures have(More)
Minimally invasive or endoscopic transluminal drainage and necrosectomy are the standard of care for infected pancreatic fluid collections and necroses after pancreatitis. In an endoscopic treatment algorithm, necroses beyond the reach of safe endoscopic access are typically treated by percutaneous drainage. We aimed to evaluate percutaneous minimally(More)
OBJECTIVE Zenker´s diverticulum (ZD) is a rare cause of dysphagia. Various surgical and flexible endoscopic therapies are available with either higher morbidity or either higher recurrence rate. Therefore, improved treatment options are needed. MATERIAL AND METHODS This case report involves an 83-year-old female patient with symptomatic ZD. Under flexible(More)
In the search for the prevalence and distribution pattern of Gs-alpha gene mutations in differentiated thyroid tumors we examined 66 tumor tissue samples for the presence of mutations at "hot-spot" codons 201 and 227 using methods based on the polymerase chain reaction, subcloning and sequencing. The prevailing type of single-base substitution at codon 201(More)
In the search for the prevalence and distribution pattern of Gs-α gene mutations in differentiated thyroid tumors we examined 66 tumor tissue samples for the presence of mutations at “hot-spot” codons 201 and 227 using methods based on the polymerase chain reaction, subcloning and sequencing. the prevailing type of singlebase substitution at codon 201(More)