Melroy A D'souza

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A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer carries a very dismal prognosis, with the 5-year survival rate being the lowest of all types of cancer. Surgical resection offers the only hope for cure in these patients. Pancreatic resectional surgery is technically demanding, and while mortality has decreased in centers of excellence, the morbidity remains significant.(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite the International Study Group for Pancreatic Fistulae (ISGPF) definition, there exist reports of postoperative collections of uncertain etiology. There is a recent report questioning the ISGPF criteria's ability to accurately predict pancreatic anastomotic failure and outlining new criteria. We decided to validate both proposed criteria(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies describing the use of stapling devices for uncinate process division during pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) have data regarding outcomes. Our aim is to discuss our technique and the peri-operative outcomes with the use of the linear vascular stapler for division of the uncinate process during PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS 19 consecutive(More)
Despite a decreasing incidence, stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Surgical resection offers the only chance for cure in this aggressive cancer. The surgical management of gastric cancer has witnessed numerous debates in the past decades. These include the extent of lymphadenectomy, extent of surgery, role of(More)
BACKGROUND The ideal treatment of patients with "borderline resectable pancreatic tumors (BRTs)" needs to be established. Current protocols advise neoadjuvant chemo(radio)therapy, although some patients may appear to have BRT on preoperative imaging and a complete resection may be achieved without the need for vascular resection. The aim of the present(More)
Portal biliopathy is a rare complication of extrahepatic portal vein obstruction. Jaundice occurs in symptomatic patients with fibrotic strictures. Short-term improvement in such patients can be achieved with endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography with balloon dilatation and stent placement. Surgery in these patients is traditionally two staged. We(More)
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