Nikolaos C Tassopoulos

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BACKGROUND Stapler-assisted hepatectomy has not been well established, as a routine procedure, although few reports exist in the literature. This analysis assesses the safety and outcome of the method based on peri-operative data. MATERIALS AND METHODS From February 2005 to December 2006, endo GIA vascular staplers were used for parenchymal liver(More)
Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a rare primary tumor. We present a case of a 65-year-old man with the history of cirrhosis and non-specific symptoms. The patient underwent computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging that revealed a leiomyosarcoma of the infrarenal portion of inferior vena cava. Clinical and imaging features, as well as(More)
AIM Various side effects have been reported in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who were treated with interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha), including the appearance or exacerbation of underlying autoimmune diseases and the development of a variety of organ and non-organ specific autoantibodies (NOSA). However, very few studies in adults have been(More)
AIMS The natural course of HBsAg-positive, IgM anti-HBc-negative acute hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatitis is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of histological features and hepatic expression of HBV antigens in such patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty patients with HBsAg-positive, IgM anti-HBc-negative acute(More)
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