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Abstract 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(More)
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)
Serous oligocystic, ill-demarcated adenoma (SOIA) of the pancreas and macrocystic serous adenoma (MCA) are very rare tumors classified among the serous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. To our knowledge there are four cases designated as SOIA [3] and approximately 30 cases of MCA reported in the English-language medical literature [4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11,(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)
We report a case of a 52-year-old man admitted to our hospital because of acute biliary pancreatitis caused by cholelithiasis. The patient also had choledocholithiasis complicated with pancreatic pseudocyst. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was performed and a large number of common bile duct stones were extracted with Dormia basket(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)
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)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Thermal trauma is hypothesized as a major cause of late common bile duct stricture. Dispersion of electric energy through the tissues during electrocautery is not controlled and may cause necrosis even in remote tissues. Changes in liver enzymes may be used as indirect indicators of common bile duct damage, because of the close proximity of(More)
INTRODUCTION A 64-year-old woman with a 2-year history of bilateral breast carcinoma with axillary node metastasis and chemotherapy was admitted to our hospital due to tumor attached to the ileum, discovered during the routine control examination. DISCUSSION Computerized axial tomography showed oval cystic tumor in terminal ileum that measured 7 cm in the(More)