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Surgical resection of pancreatic cancer offers the only chance for prolonged survival. Pancretic resections are technically challenging, and are accompanied by a substantial risk for postoperative complications, the most significant complication being a pancreatic fistula. Risk factors for development of pancreatic leakage are now well known, and several(More)
Gallstone ileus is an uncommon cause of small bowel obstruction, accounting for only 1% to 4% of all intestinal obstructions. In the group of patients over 65 years of age, gallstones cause about 25% of all non-strangulated obstructions of the small bowel. Gallstone ileus is burdened with high mortality rate, ranging from 12% to 18%, and most patients are(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is one of the most common complications attending the onset of ascites in patients with liver cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to demonstrate whether it is possible, on the basis of ascitic fluid polymorphonuclear cell count in patients with liver cirrhosis and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, to(More)
Liver resection is the only potentially curative method for patients with colorectal cancer metastases and 5-year survival rates are 20%-40%. Simultaneous resection of colorectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases has been recommended if minor hepatectomy is indicated. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the treatment of hepatic colorectal(More)
Prospective investigation has been undertaken with the aim to study the frequency, location and age and sex distribution of various histological types of benign gastric epithelial polyps. Histological type--adenomatous, hyperplastic and fundic gland polyps--was diagnosed on the basis of at least three histological samples taken from the polyp. Biopsy(More)
OBJECTIVE Histopathological and clinical data strongly suggest that Helicobacter pylori is the cause of chronic gastritis and peptic ulceration. However, little has been written about the potential causal relation of H. pylori infection to hyperplastic and adenomatous gastric polyps. We therefore carried out a prospective study to determine the effect of(More)
Arterio-enteric fistula is a rare, but potentially deadly cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. The disease occurs in two forms: primary as a result of atherosclerotic aortic aneurysm, aortitis, trauma, radiation, tumor invasion or penetrating ulcer, and secondary as a consequence of surgical aortal reconstruction. The clinical manifestation is mostly(More)
Histopathologic and clinical data strongly suggest a causal relation between Helicobacter pylori infection and gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, or both. However, little has been written about the potential association between H. pylori infection and Brunner's gland adenoma. Therefore, we carried out a prospective study to determine the presence of H. pylori(More)
Primary mesenteric liposarcomas are very rare, especially when they are of mixed histologic pattern. Patient prognosis is based upon the most aggressive histologic type of liposarcoma. A case is reported of a 77-year-old man with a history of slowly increasing abdominal volume over 3 years. The diagnosis of giant intra-abdominal mass suspect of liposarcoma(More)
We report a case of somatic type malignancy with papillary renal cell carcinoma differentiation arising in a retroperitoneal mixed germ cell tumor. The patient was a 36-year-old man with a synchronous mediastinal teratoma. The somatic type malignancy in the retroperitoneal tumor was composed of papillary structures covered by atypical epithelial cells with(More)