Markus Kleemann

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AIMS Radiofrequency ablation is gaining popularity as the interventional therapy of choice for unresectable hepatic malignancies. However, little attention has been paid to the importance of operator experience in this therapy. This study aims to evaluate the results of RFA treatment dependent on operator experience and learning curve. PATIENTS AND(More)
AIMS Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an accepted approach to treat unresectable liver tumours, distinguishing itself from other techniques by combining minimal invasiveness and the advantages of a surgical approach. The major task of laparoscopic RFA is the accurate needle placement according to preoperative planning to achieve complete tumour(More)
The functional–anatomic structure of the liver according to Couinaud classification based on the intrahepatical course of the vascular structures is the basis of all modern liver surgery. Consequently, the use of intraoperative ultrasound is an undisputed requirement for every liver resection. Exact following of the planned resection plane can be realized(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation is safe, practicable, and combines minimally invasive surgery with the advantages of laparotomy. However, application of the laparoscopic freehand puncture is restricted because of capnoperitoneum and the consequent fixation of the needle on two different points. The use of a laparoscopic ultrasound probe with a(More)
visceral (liver) surgery and first practical experiences A. Besirevic, S. Schlichting, V. Martens, P. Hildebrand, U. J. Roblick, L. Mirow, C. G. Bürk, A. Schweikard, H.-P. Bruch, M. Kleemann University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Department of Surgery University of Lübeck, Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems Abstract In this(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphadenectomy is performed to assess patient prognosis and to prevent metastasizing. Recently, it was questioned whether lymph node metastases were capable of metastasizing and therefore, if lymphadenectomy was still adequate. We evaluated whether the nodal status impacts on the occurrence of distant metastases by analyzing a highly selected(More)
Many different techniques to treat rectal prolapse have been introduced. Laparoscopic resection rectopexy has been shown to entail benefits regarding both perioperative results and short-term outcome, whereas data for long-term outcome are scarce. Between 1993 and 2008, all laparoscopic resection rectopexies for rectal prolapse II° or III° were selected(More)
Presently, no markers exist to predict metachronous metastasis at the time a primary colorectal cancer is diagnosed. While aneuploidy indicates poor survival prognosis and elevated carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels the presence of recurrent disease, the predictive value of both markers regarding imminent metachronous metastases is unclear. Sixty(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of the important role of conservative treatment, up to 90 % of all patients with Crohn's disease will undergo an operation during the course of their illness. Up to 50 % even need a second operation or further surgical procedures - with an increasing risk for perioperative complications. This study was designed to identify the risk(More)