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Splenic involvement is rare in patients with hydatid disease even in endemic countries. The spleen is the third most commonly involved organ after the liver and the lung. In our series splenic echinococcosis represents 5.8% of abdominal hydatid disease. During the last 22 years, 14 patients were operated on for splenic hydatid cysts in our department. In 10(More)
Retained surgical sponges (RSS) are an avoidable complication following surgical operations. RSS can elicit either an early exudative-type reaction or a late aseptic fibrous tissue reaction. They may remain asymptomatic for long time; when present, symptomatology varies substantially and includes septic complications (abscess formation, peritonitis) or(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Carcinoids are relatively rare tumors that arise from neuroendocrine cells and have proved to be slow growing malignancies which involve many organs and most frequently the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Herein we present in this study 101 pts with carcinoid tumors that originated from the GI tract and pancreas. Also, we analyze the clinical(More)
Hepatitis B remains a major problem for public health worldwide and represents a challenging disease for practicing physicians. Of the 2 billion people who have been infected with the hepatitis B virus, more than 350 million have chronic infections. These chronically infected individuals are at high risk of death from cirrhosis and liver cancer. The use of(More)
Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (BMPM) is a rare tumor that occurs mainly in women in their reproductive age. The pathogenesis of BMPM is unclear and a controversy regarding its neoplastic and reactive nature exists. The biological behavior of BMPM is characterized by its slowly progressive process and high rate of recurrence after surgical(More)
Human echinococcosis is still endemic in some areas of the world, including Mediterranean countries. Because there is no effective medical therapy, surgery remains the principal mode of treatment. A consecutive of 132 patients operated on for liver hydatid disease between January 1977 and February 1993 were analyzed. There were 60 men (45.4%) and 72 women(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Approximately, 25-30% of patients (pts) have gastrinomas, (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, ZES), as part of the inherited syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia 1 (MEN-1). The identification of MEN-1 syndrome in these pts is always important, as there are some differences in their management and prognosis. Among 33 pts with ZES, we present in(More)
BACKGROUND Intrahepatic biliary cystadenoma (IBC) is a rare liver tumour, which has strong tendency to recur and malignant potential as it can progress to cystadenocarcinoma (IBCa). METHODS From June 2003 to December 2006, four patients diagnosed with hepatic cystadenoma were operated on our Liver Surgical Unit. All patients were females with median age(More)
BACKGROUND Although it has been suggested that the hypometabolic state is associated with a decrease in oxidative stress, literature data are controversial, revealing an individuality of oxidant status in relation to tissue properties and responsiveness. Hypothyroidism has profound direct and indirect actions on the vascular system, inducing characteristic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Carcinoid tumors of the appendix are thought to be the most common type of appendiceal neoplasms. Although the vast majority of appendiceal carcinoids behave in a benign fashion, they are considered malignant because they all have the potential for invasion, metastasis and production of physiologically active substances. The aim of our study(More)