Konstantinos S. Atmatzidis

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Background: To compare tension-free hernia repair to a modified Bassini technique (Andrew’s technique) used to treat complicated inguinal hernia. Methods: In the period 1990–2004, 75 patients were submitted to emergency operation because of strangulated inguinal hernia. 33 patients underwent tension-free repair utilizing a polypropylene mesh (group A),(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of cholelithiasis in the elderly with a high morbidity and mortality rate. This study aims to clarify the current surgical management. METHODS In a retrospective survey over the past 11 years there were 9 patients with gallstone ileus, all elderly (mean age, 77 years), among 2242(More)
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is a soft-tissue sarcoma originating from fibroblast cells, characterized by a high rate of metastasis or recurrence. This tumor rarely develops in the gastrointestinal tract, with no more than 30 cases described in the literature. We report a case of MFH of the abdominal cavity in a 45-year-old woman who presented with(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out the causes of abdominal wound dehiscence. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital, Greece. SUBJECTS Abdominal wound dehiscence occurred in 89 cases out of 19,206 major abdominal operations including 4671 emergencies during the past 15 years (0.5%). INTERVENTIONS In the study group 14 local and systemic risk(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of the study were to compare the tension-free mesh repair with non-meash conventional repair of groin hernia. METHODS In the past two years in 299 consecutive unselected patients 339 inguinal hernia repairs were carried out. They randomly allocated to undergo either a non-meash modified Bassini's repair (n=164) or a tension-free(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The spleen is the third most common location of hydatid disease after liver and lung. The aim of this study was to analyse the long-term outcome of surgical treatment of patients with splenic echinococcosis comparing splenectomy with spleen-preserving surgery. METHODS During a period of 25 years (1976-2001), 19 (5.4%) patients with splenic(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Surgery is the cornerstone in the treatment of echinococcosis. The purpose of this study is to report the long-term results of partial cystectomy and omentoplasty in the management of hepatic hydatid disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a retrospective survey over the past 20 years (1982-2001) there were 36 patients (13 men and 23 women,(More)
BACKGROUND The advantages of laparoscopic surgery have been well documented. However, the impact of pneumoperitoneum on sepsis sequelae is still equivocal. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of CO(2) pneumoperitoneum, applied under different pressures and exposure times, on sepsis cascade and mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 42 New Zealand rabbits,(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the early effect of inguinal hernia repair by the tension-free method compared to the conventional Andrew's technique on lipid peroxidation. PATIENTS-METHODS Thirty-four patients subjected to elective hernia repair were enrolled in the study divided in two groups. Group A (n=18) underwent hernia repair by the tension-free(More)
Plummer-Vinson syndrome is characterized by dysphagia, iron deficiency, anemia and the presence of esophageal web or webs. Two cases of this syndrome are reported in middle-aged women, which were treated over the last eight years. Both patients presented with dysphagia, anemia, sideropenia, glossitis and cheilitis. Radiological examination of the pharynx(More)