Miroslav Bekavac-Bešlin

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Spigelian hernia is a rare type of abdominal wall ventral hernia caused by defect in the spigelian fascia and presented with pain and/or palpable mass. This diagnosis is an indication for surgical procedure due to the high risk of incarceration. There are two surgical approaches (open and laparoscopic), both using two methods of repair (mesh-free primary(More)
Surgery is the most effective method for the treatment of morbid obesity. Beneficial effects of bariatric surgery are due to both changed anatomy and consequential alterations in hormonal and metabolic status. Based on the experience with former standard bariatric procedures, the idea came out of a new combined bariatric procedure that could provide better(More)
Despite recent advances in operative techniques, internal fixation of (3- and 4-part) displaced proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients with osteoporotic bone remains controversial, sometimes followed by poor results. The aim of the present study was to evaluate outcomes of internal fixation with locking plate of multi-fragment proximal humeral(More)
According to AO classification, 33-C3 (complete articular multifragmentary) fracture of distal femur is characterized by complex articular involvement, along with short distal femoral block with multiple small fragments and usually with severe soft tissue abruption. In such cases of complex articular fracture of distal femur with extensive comminution of(More)
I would like to inform you and your distinguished readers about a new surgical procedure for treatment of morbid obesity that we are introducing to the surgical practice at our hospital. Bariatric surgery has been established as the most efficient approach in the treatment of morbid obesity [1−4]. Beneficial effects of bariatric surgery are not caused(More)
Morbid obesity is currently one of the leading problems worldwide. More than 1 of 5 adults in Croatia are considered obese, with a body mass index (BMI) higher than 30 kg/ m(2), with no sex differences. Indications for bariatric surgery are BMI >40 kg/m(2) or BMI >35 kg/m(2) with comorbidities. Bariatric procedures are divided into restrictive,(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal neoplasms most frequently found in the stomach and presenting without symptoms or with unspecific ones such as hemorrhage and abdominal pain. The malignant potential of GIST is variable and there are several prognostic indexes for treatment and follow up. The superior diagnostic method is endoscopic(More)
INTRODUCTION Morbid obesity is a growing medical problem that has become of epidemic proportions. Various dietary and pharmaceutical approaches do not obtain acceptable long-term results. Surgery, however, especially gastric restriction, represents a viable therapeutic solution. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) >40 kg/m2 or >35 kg/m2 with at least(More)
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