Josep Roig García

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery has been shown to provide important advantages in comparison with open procedures in the treatment of several malignant diseases, such as less perioperative blood loss and faster patient recovery. It also maintains similar results with regard to tumor resection margins and oncological long-term survival. In gastric cancer the(More)
Gallstone ileus is an infrequent surgical emergency that nevertheless represents a not insignificant percentage of occlusions of the small intestine without strangulation. We present a retrospective study of 21 years (1980-2000) in 40 patients. Mean age was 76 years and most of the patients (85%) were women. Mean age and associated disease increased(More)
Amebiasis is an infectious disease produced by Entamoeba histolytica, which has invasion capacity of the colon mucosa. It has different clinical forms, varying from the asymptomatic carrier state to severe, although not frequent, fulminant or necrotizing colitis, with an important necrosis of the colon mucosa. Perforation or intestinal bleeding are(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate 3-year survival following a randomized controlled trial comparing minimally invasive with open esophagectomy in patients with esophageal cancer. BACKGROUND Research on minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has shown faster postoperative recovery and a marked decrease in pulmonary complications. Debate is(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a relationship exists between bowel perforation and seat belt use in patients presenting abdominal trauma after traffic accidents. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We prospectively studied every patient admitted to the emergency room with abdominal trauma after a traffic accident. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included every patient(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reproducibility, safety and short-term results of laparoscopic adrenal surgery during the first few years after its introduction in our department. PATIENTS AND METHOD A prospective analysis of data of all patients who underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy in our endocrine surgical unit over a 4-year period. Demographic data,(More)
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia of Morgagni-Larrey is a rare entity that usually presents on the right side. These hernias, occurring in the anterior midline through the sternocostal hiatus of the diaphragm, are usually discovered incidentally when the patient has reached adulthood, or when they become symptomatic due to intestinal involvement (occlusive(More)
Accidental ingestion of foreign bodies is fairly common in the general population. However, recurrent, deliberate ingestion of foreign bodies associated with continual abdominal self-mutilation with blunt objects is extremely unusual. We present the case of a young woman with an underlying psychiatric disorder who repeatedly presented to the emergency(More)
The authors present their experience with Spiegel's hernia and a series of seven cases, three of which debuted as intestinal occlusion. On four occasions the hernial content was appreciated, only one of which required resection. The diagnostic procedures most commonly used in this pathology are noted and it is concluded that sonography offers high(More)
We present a case of extrahepatic biloma in a patient who was an emergency admission to the hospital and had a clinical pattern of obstructive jaundice secondary to choledocholithiasis. The diagnosis was made by echography and needle aspiration (PAAF). Due to the unfavorable evolution of the patient in the 48 hours after admission, she underwent surgery,(More)