Konstantinos D Ballas

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INTRODUCTION A vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia, inflamed or not, is known as Amyand's hernia. Here we present a case series of four men with Amyand's hernia. CASE PRESENTATIONS We retrospectively studied 963 Caucasian patients with inguinal hernia who were admitted to our surgical department over a 12-year period. Four patients presented with(More)
CONTEXT Neoplasms of the pancreas usually show ductal, acinar or endocrine differentiation. Tumors with mixed exocrine and endocrine components are unusual. We herein describe a case of a mixed ductal-endocrine tumor. CASE REPORT A 65-year-old woman was referred to our department with a diagnosis of carcinoma of the tail of the pancreas. The patient had a(More)
BACKGROUND The indications and benefits of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients with liver cirrhosis and symptomatic cholelithiasis have not been satisfactorily documented. The aim of this study was to investigate its efficacy and safety in such patients. METHODS Medical records of 38 patients with liver cirrhosis (stages Child-Pugh A and B) who(More)
INTRODUCTION Tension pneumoperitoneum is defined as the massive accumulation of air in the peritoneal cavity, which results in a sudden increase in intraabdominal pressure. Various iatrogenic procedures are responsible for this complication. We herein report a case of tension pneumoperitoneum resulting from upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. CASE(More)
INTRODUCTION Injury of the gallbladder after blunt abdominal trauma is an unusual finding; the reported incidence is less than 2%. Three groups of injuries are described: simple contusion, laceration, and avulsion, the last of which can be partial, complete, or total traumatic cholecystectomy. CASE PRESENTATION A case of isolated complete avulsion of the(More)
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