Georgia Bitsakou

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Background: The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy, safety, and cost of endoscopic palliative treatment with selfexpanding metallic stents with that of stoma creation in the management of inoperable malignant colonic obstructions. Methods: A total of 30 patients with inoperable malignant partial obstruction (due to metastases, hemodynamic(More)
Two-stage hepatectomy has been developed as a surgical strategy for extremely difficult cases of bilobar multinodular metastatic liver disease. This strategy is applied when it is impossible to resect all malignant lesions in a single procedure. The main principle of this approach is sequential resection by a two-staged hepatectomy. Its goal is to achieve a(More)
Pancreatic head resection and reconstruction is technically challenging. Eight patients underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy for either ductal adenocarcinoma (n = 7) or neuroendocrine tumor (n = 1) in the head of the pancreas with a dilated pancreatic duct. The pancreatic stump could not be mobilized to form a standard pancreaticogastrostomy or a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess feasibility, risks, and long-term outcome of 2-stage hepatectomy as a means to improve resectability of colorectal liver metastases (CLM). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Two-stage hepatectomy uses compensatory liver regeneration after a first noncurative hepatectomy to enable a second curative resection. METHODS Between October 1992 and(More)
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