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Epidemiologic studies demonstrated higher incidence of thyroid cancer in patients with multinodular goiters compared to the general population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of finding significant thyroid cancer in patients undergoing thyroidectomy for presumed benign disease. The records of 273 patients operated for indications other than(More)
A 19-year-old male presented with right lower quadrant pain. Imaging studies revealed a cystic peritoneal mass. At surgery, a large peritoneal mass was excised. The pathology report revealed a benign cystic mesothelioma, and a right hemicolectomy with cytoreductive surgery was completed.
BACKGROUND The benefits of transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for the excision of benign and low-grade malignant lesions in the low and middle rectum are well recognized. This study examined the feasibility and safety of a repeated TEM procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients who underwent a repeat TEM for excision of rectal lesions, either for(More)
Retrorectal tumors are an uncommon pathological entity. Their clinical importance arises from their occasional malignant nature or malignant transformation. The treatment of choice for most presacral tumors is surgical excision. The approach depends upon the upper limit of the lesion and the presumptive pathology. We reviewed the main features of these(More)
Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (ES/PNET) is a tumor of small round cells arising in skeletal tissues. These tumors rarely arise in the stomach. We present a 31-year-old healthy female patient who was admitted to our surgical ward due to upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Upper endoscopy revealed a large ulcerated bleeding mass originating(More)
A 57 year old male presented to our department with recurrent attacks of sepsis and upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to colorectal cancer metastasis that resulted in a fistula involving the inferior vena cava and the third part of the duodenum. Four and a half years ago he underwent laparoscopic right hemicolectomy due to colonic adenocarcinoma. A year(More)
AIM Diverticular hemorrhage may be massive or recurrent, requiring surgical management. The aim of our study is to define risk factors that predict rebleeding or need for urgent operation in patients with diverticular hemorrhage. METHODS Retrospective study was conducted on patients who were admitted for diverticular hemorrhage. Data pertaining to patient(More)
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) has become the second most common indication for pancreatic resection [1]. The adenoma-carcinoma sequence of IPMN is well documented. Nearly all IPMNs express DPC4 and several other molecular abnormalities believed to be responsible for the malignant transformation. K-ras mutations are present in nearly half of(More)
BACKGROUND Single adenoma is the cause of 80 % of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) resulting in wide acceptance of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP). The incidence of PHPT increases with age. Little information is available regarding the prevalence of multiglandular disease (MGD) in older patients. METHODS The records of 537 patients that(More)