Maximilian Vlad Muntean

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BACKGROUND Surgical therapy remains the most effective treatment modality in gastric cancer. The importance of multimodal treatment for advanced gastric cancer has contributed to the development of more accurate preoperative staging strategies. We examined the diagnostic accuracy of staging laparoscopy (SL) for abdominal metastases and the predictive value(More)
AIMS The high technical demands associated with perforator flaps demand a precise preoperative identification and evaluation of perforator vessels. Color Doppler Ultrasonography (CDU) and Dynamic Infrared Thermography (DIRT) are currently used for preoperative perforator mapping. Each individual technique has advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of(More)
DISEASE AND ESOPHAGITIS, controlled with protonpump inhibitors during the last 5 years, was admitted to our hospital for evaluation with suspected Zollinger–Ellison syndrome (ZES). The basal acid output was 24 mEq/hr and fasting serum gastrin concentration 1874 pg/mL. On abdominal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging a 15-mm juxta-duodenal(More)
BACKGROUND The indications for completion surgery in patients with thyroid papillary microcarcinoma (PMC), incidentally found in thyroids removed for benign conditions, remains a subject of debate. METHODS In a retrospective, transversal, cohort study of 187 incidental PMCs, found during histological examination of the thyroid gland in 2168 patients(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) versus conventional opioid intravenous (IV) infusion after gastrointestinal cancer surgery regarding several post-surgery parameters of recovery. METHODS One hundred and one patients were prospectively randomized to receive either thoracic/lumbar PCEA (PCEA group) or(More)
Flap monitoring technology has progressed alongside flap design. The highly variable vascular anatomy and the complexity associated with modern perforator flaps demands dynamic, real-time, intraoperative information about the vessel location, perfusion patterns and flap physiology. Although most surgeons still assess flap perfusion and viability based(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Perforator flaps increasingly find acceptance and use in hand reconstructive surgery. A propeller flap is an island flap that moves from one orientation to another by rotating around its vascular pedicle. It is now possible to design propeller flaps based on a single perforator, so-called "perforator-based propeller flaps," but they are(More)
The risk of ectropion recurrence due to skin graft contracture is high especially in patients with ichthyosis. In order to overcome this problem, fat transfer underneath the skin graft was carried out in three consecutive sessions during the early postoperative period of a 27-year-old male patient with lamellar ichthyosis and bilateral upper and lower(More)
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