Gerhard R. Jatzko

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BACKGROUND The prognosis for surgically treated gastric cancer remains poor in most Western countries compared with reports from Japanese investigators during the past 3 decades. METHODS A radical surgical procedure principally to extended lymphadenectomy as defined by the Japanese Research Society for Gastric Cancer was performed prospectively from(More)
OBJECTIVE To answer the question whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) or open cholecystectomy (OC) is safer in terms of complications, the authors evaluated complications relating to 1440 cholecystectomies performed by the same surgeons in a retrospective study. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA A definite pronouncement on whether LC truly is superior to OC is(More)
Tumour-associated macrophages (TAM) are involved in tumour angiogenesis and anti-tumour immune response. In colorectal cancer (CRC), an association of high microvascular density (MVD) and unfavourable prognosis has been reported by some investigators. However, heterogeneous patient groups were studied. We, therefore, analysed the correlation between TAM and(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis is one of the most frequent and serious complications after thyroid operation. The routine dissection and demonstration of the recurrent nerve remain controversial. In a retrospective study in an endemic region, patients operated on with principal nerve identification were investigated for vocal paralysis. (More)
The standard treatment for patients with clinically resectable rectal cancer is surgery. Postoperative radiochemotherapy is recommended for patients with advanced disease (pT3/4 or pN+). In recent years, encouraging results of preoperative radiotherapy have been reported. This prospective randomized phase-III trial (CAO/ARO/AIO-94) compares the efficacy of(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have demonstrated a beneficial effect of intraperitoneally applied mitomycin bound to activated carbon particles (M-CH) in preventing intraabdominal recurrence following curative surgery for gastric cancer. The Austrian Working Group for Stomach Cancer, a subgroup of the Austrian Working Group for Surgical Oncology, initiated a(More)
Of 491 patients operated for carcinomas of the colon or rectum between 1984 and 1989, 106 were tumour stage IV, U.I.C.C. (Dukers' ‘D’) at time of operation. In 22 of these cases a radical resection of the carcinoma of the colon or rectum and of synchronous liver metastases was performed simultaneoulsy. In 20 patients the metastases were confined to one, in(More)
Diffuse well differentiated papillary mesothelioma is a rare neoplasms of the peritoneal cavity which has generally been regarded as a tumor with low-grade malignant potential [1 – 4]. The well differentiated papillary mesotheliomas reported in recent literature are considered as border line lesions with a long term benign clinical course. There are(More)
Introduction: Although two large prospective and randomized planned European studies failed to show any benefit of radical D2 lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer, the value of radical lymphadenectomy is still a matter of controversy. Methods: A radical surgical approach principally using D2, D3 lymphadenectomy, as defined by the Japanese Research Society for(More)
Between 1 January 1984 and 31 December 1992, 66 patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal carcinomas underwent liver resection. 40 of these patients had synchronous hepatic metastases, and liver resection was carried out simultaneously with radical resection of the primary tumour; in 26 cases metachronous metastases in the liver were surgically(More)