Nikos Pararas

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The current study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations in Greek moderate- and low-risk individuals with respect to clinicopathological phenotype and clinical outcome of breast cancer. Ninety-four consecutive individuals were prospectively recruited from two University Breast Cancer Clinics (Hippokrateion Hospitan and(More)
To the Editor: Bilateral breast cancer (biBC) is not an uncommon clinical problem, but still today many biological and treatment issues are yet to be clarified. Numerous papers in the international literature have described the many controversial issues concerning the disease, such as the true incidence, the risk factors, the dissimilarity in histological(More)
BACKGROUND A matter of substantial concern regarding all needle biopsy techniques is seeding along the biopsy needle tract. PURPOSE To assess cell seeding along the needle tract of vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VABB). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 21 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and 10 patients with invasive ductal carcinoma(More)
Bleeding originating from the presacral venous plexus during pelvic operations is difficult to control, constituting a potentially life-threatening complication. Although suture ligatures, packing, and placement of tacks are established hemostatic techniques, they are often proved to be ineffective. We report a simple novel technique using spray diathermy(More)
The only curative treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is prophylactic surgery and the two most popular options are total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis and restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. Today, ileal pouch-anal anastomosis has gained wider acceptance as a safer procedure, but ileorectal anastomosis still(More)
giopancreatography (ERCP) and sphinc− terotomy is an essential diagnostic and therapeutic modality for biliary and pan− creatic diseases, it carries significant mor− bidity. A rare case of bilateral pneumo− thorax along with pneumomediastinum, pneumoperitoneum, pneumoretroperito− neum, and subcutaneous emphysema complicating ERCP with sphincterotomy is(More)
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