H Kefalourous

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Metastatic liver disease remains a challenging and life-threatening clinical situation with an obscure and dismal prognosis and outcome. The liver is the most common site of metastatic spread of colorectal cancer and nearly half of the patients with colorectal cancer ultimately develop liver metastasis during the course of their diseases. Death from(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Pancreatic carcinoma is by far the most common malignancy and is the 5th most lethal cancer in the world and 40% of these carcinomas are locally advanced and unresectable at the time of presentation. Palliative surgery and chemoradiotherapy have not produced significant improvement in survival. The overall prognosis of these pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors constitute a small percentage of pancreatic tumors. Surgical resection is the best treatment for these types of tumors. Aggressive surgical resection including multivisceral resection provides long-term survival. Even palliative resection of the tumor is justifiable. Here we share our experience with the(More)
Primary tumors arising from great vessels like the aorta, pulmonary artery or inferior vena cava (IVC) are rare. The latter is the commonest site of its occurrence. It arises from the smooth muscle cells of the vessel wall. Aggressive surgical management should be attempted to excise it whenever possible. We describe a case of primary inferior vena cava(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Pancreas-preserving total duodenectomy is a challenging surgical technique with organ preservation and has limited indications. We assessed the safety, feasibility and short-term functional outcome of PPTD without the need of pancreato-enteric anastomosis in our surgical technique. METHODOLOGY During the two-year period from 2005 to 2007,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Microwave ablation is the most recent development in the field of tumor ablation and is a well established and safe local ablative method available for liver tumors (both primary and secondary tumors). The technique allows for flexible approaches to treatment, including percutaneous, laparoscopic, and open surgical access. Laparoscopic(More)
It is very rare to find large gastrointestinal stromal tumors arising from the gastrohepatic omentum in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1. We here document a case of two large gastrointestinal stromal tumors arising from the gastrohepatic omentum in a patient with von Recklinghausen's disease. In the present case, two large tumors in the lesser sac(More)
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the western world. The goal of this review is to outline some of the important surgical issues surrounding the management of rectal cancer. In patients with early rectal cancer (T1), local excision may be an alternative approach in highly selected patients. For more advanced rectal cancer, radical(More)
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