Nader El-Sourani

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PURPOSE Rectovaginal fistulas constitute a serious burden for the affected patient and a major challenge for the attending surgeon. Definitive surgical treatment of the fistula depends on the size and location of the fistula, the underlying disease, and any previous therapies. In regards to complicated recurrent rectovaginal fistulas, transposition of the(More)
BACKGROUND The combination of right sided portal vein ligation and hepatic parenchymal transection thus inducing a hypertrophy of the left or left lateral sector is an innovative treatment option in treating locally advanced hepatic tumors or hepatic metastases. The available published data regarding this procedure is weak. We analyzed our own data(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Esophageal perforation is a rare diagnosis, which is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. There is only small scientific background regarding the best choice of treatment. Parameters indicating a good clinical outcome seem to be localization, depth of the defect, pre-existing risk factors, and time interval between the event(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant melanoma is a tumor with common lymphogenic or hematogenic metastasis. Metastasis to the gastric mucosa is uncommon. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 43-year-old female patient with metastases of a malignant melanoma to the lesser curvature of the stomach. The primary malignant melanoma of the right breast was resected 2 years(More)
BACKGROUND After gastrectomy or esophagectomy, esophagogastrostomy and esophagojejunostomy are commonly used for reconstruction. Water-soluble contrast swallow is often used as a routine screening to exclude anastomotic leakage during the first postoperative week. In this retrospective study, the sensitivity and specificity of oral water-soluble contrast(More)
The higher incidence of gallstone formation after gastrectomy for cancer has been reported as a common complication in many studies but the management strategies are still controversial and need further evaluation. We retrospectivaly analysed between 2007 and 2013, 206 patients who underwent gastric and or oesophageal resection. In 29/93 patients receiving(More)
Locally recurrent rectal tumours in the pelvis are found in about 6% following treatment for rectal cancer. This type of tumour can cause serious local complications and symptoms. The aim of modern surgical oncology is to offer a curative treatment option embedded in an interdisciplinary network of specialities to the patient. Due to advancements in(More)