Georgios Sgourakis

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The current prospective randomized controlled clinical study aimed to assess the short- and long-term results of recurrent inguinal hernia repair, and to compare the results for transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) and totally extraperitoneal (TEP) procedures with those for open tension-free repair. For this study, 82 patients were randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver resection for metastatic liver disease of colorectal origin, although considered as the 'gold standard' of treatment, is associated with limited long-term survival. The aim of this study was to compare overall survival, disease-free survival and the incidence of intra- or extrahepatic recurrence between patients who were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to assess whether long-term survival in patients suffering from cholangiocarcinomas of the porta hepatis is significantly different when comparing results between local and extended procedures in order to justify increased mortality and morbidity following extensive resections. METHODOLOGY From November 1991(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate, the early and long-term results of mono-bloc spleno-pancreatic and vascular resection for advanced carcinoma of the head of the pancreas, with portal-mesenteric venous invasion. METHODOLOGY In a prospective, randomized trial, fifty-six patients with advanced carcinoma of the head of the pancreas with vascular invasion were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of two-stage surgery and multidisciplinary approach, in the treatment of primary colorectal cancer, synchronous with advanced liver metastases. METHODOLOGY Sixty-two patients who underwent two-stage surgery for advanced metastatic liver disease synchronous with colorectal tumor were studied. In the first-stage(More)
OBJECTIVE Biliary complications of hepatic hydatidosis are often difficult to detect and manage. The aim of this study was to present our experience on the effectiveness of endoscopic treatment modalities in cases of biliary complications of hepatic hydatid cysts. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over the past 10 years, 15 patients diagnosed with hepatic hydatidosis(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastric cancer remains a disease with a poor and dismal prognosis even after radical surgical resection. The present study attempts to clarify whether neo and adjuvant hypoxic upper abdominal chemotherapy can improve the survival of patients with gastric cancer undergoing radical surgical resection. Patterns of failure after surgery for(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the long-term outcome of a multidisciplinary approach for advanced Klatskin tumor involving the hepatic hilus. METHODOLOGY A retrospective analysis was undertaken in 110 patients between 1993 and 2003. The patients were divided into Group A (n=42) and Group B (n=58). Group A patients underwent local excision of the tumor and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To assess the value and the safety of main portal branch transection combined with transarterial targeting locoregional neo and adjuvant immunochemotherapy, 32 patients suffering from advanced metastatic liver disease underwent two-stage hepatectomy. METHODOLOGY From September 1995 to June 1999, 32 consecutive patients underwent two-stage(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The study has been designed to assess the potential advantages of regional targeting chemoimmunotherapy versus systemic chemotherapy and immunotherapy in a number of patients suffering from nonresectable metastatic liver disease of colorectal origin. METHODOLOGY From January 1996 to January 2001 (86) patients with unresectable metastatic(More)