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BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage of pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) remains the single most important source of morbidity after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The primary aim of this randomized clinical trial comparing PG with PJ after PD was to test the hypothesis that invaginated PG would result in a lower rate and severity of pancreatic fistula. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is an uncommon disease that generally is detected postoperatively and traditionally is associated with a poor prognosis. Our purpose was to evaluate treatment outcomes, prognostic factors, and usefulness of some proposed staging systems for this disease. METHODS A multicenter review of patients with surgically(More)
BACKGROUND Several factors can modify health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of breast cancer survivors. The objective of the current study was to analyse the associations between HRQOL scores 1 year after breast cancer surgery and sociodemographic and clinical factors. METHODS This was an observational, multicentre and prospective study of a cohort of(More)
The pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) procedure may lead to pancreatic exocrine and endocrine insufficiency. There are several types of reconstruction for this kind of operation. Pancreaticogastrostomy (PG) was introduced to reduce the rate of postoperative pancreatic fistula. Although some randomized control trials have shown no differences regarding pancreatic(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to describe the evolution of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a cohort of breast cancer patients over 1 year after surgery and to analyse the predictive ability of HRQOL measurement instruments. METHODS Observational, multicenter and prospective study of a cohort of breast cancer patients, assessing HRQOL(More)
INTRODUCTION to study the prognostic value of mutations in KIT or PDGFRA in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) managed in our department. MATERIALS AND METHODS forty five patients with localized GIST underwent surgery between 1998 and 2010. Thirty six patients were enrolled in a retrospective study. DNA was isolated from 3 to 5 ìm sections of fixed(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroidectomy is considered to be a safe procedure. Although very uncommon, death may occur after thyroid resection. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and causes of death after thyroidectomy and the associated risk factors in the modern era of thyroid surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS A structured questionnaire was sent to all(More)
To quantify the longitudinal division of the internal anal sphincter (IAS) and external anal sphincter (EAS) after fistulotomy using three-dimensional endoanal ultrasound (3D-EAUS) and correlate the results with postoperative faecal incontinence. A prospective, consecutive study was performed from December 2008 to October 2010. All patients underwent(More)
INTRODUCTION despite advances in surgical and adjuvant therapy, recurrence in esophageal cancer submitted to R0 surgery remains high. The aim is to define risk factors and recurrence patterns. Additionally, to show the management carried out and the outcome of patients showing recurrence. MATERIAL AND METHODS observational and prospective study that(More)
The intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas (IPA) represent a rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism whose location difficults appropriate surgical removal. We present the case of a patient diagnosed of parathyroid adenoma by presurgical scintigraphy in which finally during the parathyroidectomy, the lesion location was intrathyroidal. We consider that the(More)