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Rapid development of liver surgery in the last 25 years results from introduction of new procedures entailing an increase in the number of operated patients, and simultaneously a reduction in risk of the surgery and subsequent postoperative morbidity and mortality. They include standard preoperative examination completed by new high-resolution diagnostic(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the first twenty laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repairs performed at the 2nd Department of Surgery, St. Anne's Teaching Hospital, Brno from March 2003 till April 2004. Laparoscopic repairs were performed using Biomesh mesh (Cousin Biotech, France) with a minimum of 3 cm overlap circumferentially with normal fascia and(More)
Views on the surgical procedure are not uniform. The authors summarise the basic principles of surgical technique and postoperative care in thyroid surgery, as used in their department. Attention is drawn to the possibility to use epidural anaesthesia in indicated cases. The most frequent causes of complications and their prevention are emphasised.
Fibroscopy of the digestive system which in the majority of developed countries is quite common is in our country still not available in an adequate extent. The authors evaluate their experience in a surgical department covering a six-year period. A total of 4436 fibroscopic examinations were made incl. 3821 gastroscopies 615 ERCP and examinations of the(More)
Renal carcinoma metastasis to the thyroid gland is not particularly rare; the interval since the initial diagnosis in the case presented, that is, nephrectomy, is more of a rarity. We present the case of a 58-year-old man admitted to our hospital with the diagnosis of polynodular retrosternal goitre. Complete thyroidectomy by cervical approach was(More)
INTRODUCTION Since 1980, when percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy was described and performed for the first time, the number of patients with this way of nutrition has been growing. At present, however, these patients are treated not only in intensive care units, but also in follow-up care institutions or in home care. AIM We want to explain the problems(More)
In the time period from August 1986 to August 2001, a total of 10,260 gastrofibroscopic examinations were performed in our department. Gastric polyps were found in 28 patients--in 15 men and 13 women. Polypoid foveolar hyperplasia was present in 67.8% patients, hyperplasiogenic polyps in 21.5%, and adenomatous polyps in 10.7% of patients. Multiple gastric(More)
"Buried bumper syndrome" is a less frequent but potentially serious complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. We present case reports of two patients in whom buried bumper syndrome was diagnosed by means of X-ray examination and endoscopic examination. In both cases the original gastrostomy was surgically removed and classical gastrostomy was(More)
Mesenteric cyst is a pathologic fluid collection that very rarely occurs anywhere in the mesentery of the gastrointestinal tract from the duodenum to the rectum. The etiology of mesenteric cysts has not yet been completely understood. It ranges from tumorous, infectious, lymphatic and embryological to post-traumatic or post-operative origin. Symptoms of the(More)
The authors present their initial experience with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and draw attention to its advantages and risks. As a basis they use their own group of patients, most of them in a very poor condition where it proved possible to ensure by this method enteral nutrition on a long-term basis.