Konstantin Savov Grozdev

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Almost one million new cases of gastric cancer were estimated to have occurred in 2012, making it the fifth most common malignancy in the world. It is also the third leading cause of cancer death of people of both genders worldwide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the significance of some prognostic factors for gastric cancer survival in 155 patients(More)
INTRODUCTION The continuous evolution of laparoscopic surgery and the ambition of better cosmetic results raise the need for less invasive procedures. The umbilicus represents a natural scar and constitutes a well-healing site of access to the peritoneal cavity. Single-access Transumbilical Laparoscopy (SATL) is gaining popularity and can be an alternative(More)
INTRODUCTION TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) has generated interest and attracted research in the last decade. This approach is used to treat primary benign and malignant diseases, but it can also be adopted to resolve colorectal complications, such as leak and fistula, bleeding and stenosis. A new reusable transanal platform formed by a new(More)
Department of surgery, University Hospital “Aleksandrovska” Sofia, Bulgaria; Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1 Georgi Sofijski Blvd Postal code: 1431 *Corresponding Author’s E-mail: svetla_arn@abv.bg. The adrenal gland and the brain are one of the most common sites for metastasizing of lung carcinoma, but this rarely occurs within a long time interval.(More)
Diaphragmatic hernia is a quite uncommon disease, being congenital or posttraumatic. Its diagnosis is frequently accidental. Surgical treatment can be performed through the abdomen as well as through the chest. Laparoscopy and thoracoscopy offer a surgical benefit because of reduced wall trauma and added advantages of minimally invasive surgery. Besides the(More)
AIM To report the first case in our country of a single access--adrenalectomy with lateral retroperitoneal approach by using SILS port and to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this new technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 50-year-old man presented with 38 mm right adrenal incidentaloma, functionally nonactive and without radiologic characteristics(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the significance of the extent of gastric resection on the postoperative and overall gastric cancer survival. BACKGROUND Resection with clean margins (4 cm or more) is widely accepted as the standard-ized goal for radical treatment of gastric cancer according to current guidelines, while the type of resection(More)