Marcel Zadnikar

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This review discusses the pathogenesis, symptomatology, diagnostic work-up, and treatment options for fistula-in-ano, which is a common condition that affects ~ 20 in 100,000 per year with a predominance for young males. Fistula-in-ano normally presents as an acute anorectal abscess that subsequently becomes established as a chronic discharging fistula. The(More)
This investigation assessed the baseline mortality-adjusted survival after colon cancer resection. In total, 523 patients with adenocarcinoma of the colon who underwent primary colon resection at Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland, between 1996 and 2008 were included. The median follow-up was 25 months for all patients and 39 months for those who(More)
Perineal stapled prolapse resection (PSP) has been described as a new surgical treatment for external rectal prolapse in 2008. Short-term and midterm results acknowledged PSP as a safe, fast and simple procedure for high-risk patients. This study aims to assess long-term results after PSP. All patients who underwent PSP from 2007 to 2015 were analyzed(More)
Introduction: Laparoscopy has proven to be safe for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in patients with suspected acute appendicitis. Case Description: We report a case of a rare occurrence of small-bowel volvulus after laparoscopic appendectomy. Discussion: Moreover, laparoscopy has a number of advantages when compared with open surgery, including faster(More)
GRUNDLAGEN: Beim Rektumvollwandprolaps ist das Standardverfahren die transabdominelle Rektopexie, meistens kombiniert mit einer distalen Kolonresektion. Aber auch transanale und perineale Verfahren kommen zur Anwendung. Bei Patienten in reduziertem Allgemeinzustand kann in Anlehnung an die Zirkularstapleranopexie nach Longo ein kurzer Rektumvollwandprolaps(More)
Cystic pancreatic tumors are being detected more frequently, and particularly, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN) has recently attracted increased attention. The detection rate of IPMN has increased over the last decade; however, management of this neoplasm remains controversial. Based on a review of the relevant literature and the(More)
Symptomatic pilonidal sinus is characterized by an acute or a chronic inflammation. The surgical management of symptomatic pilonidal sinus is still a matter of discussion and no clear recommendations exists. On the basis of results from published studies and our own experience we developed a new two step therapy concept: Infected pilonidal were first(More)
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