Marcel V Tantau

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cholangiocarcinomas (CCAs) are tumors with a poor prognosis and a lower quality of life (QoL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival rate and quality of life in CCA patients. METHOD We prospectively enrolled 133 patients diagnosed with CCA in the 3rd Medical Clinic, Cluj Napoca, over a 4-year period (2005-2009). The QoL(More)
The case of a 66 year old woman admitted with a picture of jaundice acute cholangitis is reported. Ultrasonography showed a dilatation of intrahepatic bile ducts, gallbladder hydrops with several stones, enlarged common bile duct (CBD) with hyperechoic material inside and a cystic tumor with hydatid features. With a strong suspicion of a hydatid cyst(More)
BACKGROUND. Treatment of gastric varices (GV) implies a number of several difficulties and sometimes entails complications. The best endoscopic success rate was attributed until now to the use of tissue adhesives(N-Butyl-2-Cyanoacrylate) and band ligation. AIM. To assess the therapeutic efficacy and safety of cyanoacrylate injection compared to band(More)
AIM The Romanian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy developed a multicentre, prospective study to evaluate the frequency and epidemiological features of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in an adult population that refers to gastroenterology centres in Romania. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighteen centres with adequate diagnostic and therapeutic facilities(More)
BACKGROUND Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, previously often a surgical problem, is now the most common gastroenterological emergency. AIM To evaluate the current situation in terms of mortality and need of surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Retrospective non-randomised clinical study performed between 1st January-31st December 2011, at "Professor Dr.(More)
AIMS To investigate the etiology of upper digestive hemorrhage in cirrhotic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS From November 2004 to December 2006, we performed a prospective study at the Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology "O. Fodor" Cluj-Napoca. The study was performed on 1,284 patients with esophageal varices from the endoscopy records,(More)
The era of the real time low mechanical index (MI) contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) began in 2004. Since then, CEUS with second generation contrast agents like SonoVue has been able to offer a new clinical utility both in diagnosis and in interventional therapies. Intracavitary administration of SonoVue is an off-label, extravascular application of CEUS.(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality in chronic pancreatitis is higher than in the general population, the 10-year survival after diagnosis is estimated between 69-80%. AIM Evaluation of mortality risk factors in chronic pancreatitis. MATERIAL AND METHOD Eighty-two patients with chronic pancreatitis were followed-up for an average period of 25 months (median 25(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is preferred for guiding drainage of pancreatic fluid collections, with a success rate exceeding 90% when fluoroscopy is used. When fluoroscopy cannot be used, drainage can still be performed, but no data regarding the safety of such a procedure have yet been published. AIM To establish the safety of EUS-guided(More)