Hatem M El Halabi

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Methods of restoring continuity after total gastrectomy, particularly those creating a "reservoir," have led to many publications over the last 20 years. These publications are herein reviewed in an attempt to answer questions regarding the clinical value of a jejunal "reservoir". The conclusion we reached from this review was that such a reconstruction(More)
The purpose of this article is to update the medical community on the current management of patients with appendiceal neoplasms. The authors discuss clinical evidence of medical and surgical treatment with emphasis on presentation, diagnosis, pathology, and surgical technique. Current available clinical evidence on the use of systemic chemotherapy is(More)
Cytoreductive surgery/heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) has been shown to be effective for selected patients with advanced appendiceal cancer. We propose that delaying CRS/HIPEC leads to disease progression and affects outcome. A retrospective analysis of a prospective database was carried out. Patients were divided into two groups based on(More)
4080 Background: Peritoneal carcinomatosis due to high-grade appendiceal neoplasm is optimally treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in selected patients. Systemic chemotherapy is often administered either prior or after surgery utilizing the same regimens applied in advanced colon cancer despite the very(More)
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