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We present a case of a 52-year-old male patient who died from massive hematemesis as a result of perforation of a benign peptic ulcer into the descending thoracic aorta, 1 year after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer and gastric tube interposition. We also review the literature for mechanisms of ulceration in intrathoracic gastric grafts and for(More)
Duodenogastric reflux (DGR) is a common sequel of subtotal esophagectomy and gastric pull-up, and it may contribute to mucosal changes of both the gastric conduit and the esophageal remnant. This study investigated the effect of the route of reconstruction on the DGR. 24-hour ambulatory bilirubin monitoring was performed on patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of pilonidal sinus disease has a significant morbidity and recurrence rate. The rhomboid flap of Limberg is a transposition flap that has been advocated for treatment of this condition. We present our experience with the Limberg technique for both primary and recurrent pilonidal sinuses. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a three-year(More)
BACKGROUND Tumours of the oesophagogastric junction and the gastric cardia can be treated either with proximal or with total gastrectomy. Reflux of bile and other duodenal contents into the oesophagus following proximal gastrectomy has generally been considered worse than reflux after total gastrectomy. The aim of the present study was to test this(More)
BACKGROUND The pre-operative staging in oesophageal cancer is often challenging and underestimation of the extent of the disease may lead to unnecessary surgery. AIM To audit the use and assess the value of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F FDG-PET) as a staging tool for thoracic oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction(More)
Background Cyclin E is a protein that plays a key role in the G1 → S transition of the normal cell cycle. The product of retinoblastoma gene (pRb) is the master regulator of entry into the cell cycle and p21 protein is a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor that disturbs the progression through the cell cycle. The expression of these proteins, among many(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the feasibility and safety of non-operative management (NOM) of blunt abdominal trauma in a district general hospital with middle volume trauma case load. METHODS Prospective protocol-driven study including 30 consecutive patients who have been treated in our Department during a 30-month-period. Demographic, medical and trauma(More)
A 78-year-old woman was diagnosed with a proximal gastric adenocarcinoma and underwent an elective D2 total gastrectomy with splenectomy. Subsequent histopathology revealed the presence of another tumour at the gastric antrum. This was a small benign gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) mixed with gastric adenocarcinoma cells similar to those of the main(More)
BACKGROUND The main goal when managing patients with inoperable oesophageal cancer is to restore and maintain their oral nutrition. The aim of the present study was to assess the value of endoscopic palliation of dysphagia in patients with oesophageal cancer, who either due to advanced stage of the disease or co-morbidity are not suitable for surgery. (More)
Tube pharyngostomy involves the percutaneous passage of a tube through the pharynx as an alternative to nasogastric intubation. We use this method for upper gastrointestinal decompression after oesophagectomies and total gastrectomies where prolonged intubation of the foregut is anticipated. It is simple to perform and very well tolerated as compared to a(More)