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BACKGROUND Multiple hydatid disease is a complex surgical problem, and its treatment can follow either conservative principles (drainage or obliteration of the cavity) or radical principles (cystoperi-cystectomy or liver or lung resection). METHODS A total of 220 patients with multiple cystic echinococcosis (428 cysts) were managed between 1967 and 1998(More)
Fifty-five patients with advanced colorectal cancer were treated with the combination of leucovorin (LV), fluorouracil (FU) and dipyridamole (DP). Two (4%) patients achieved a clinical complete remission, 4 (7%) a partial remission, 24 (44%) had stable disease while 25 (45%) patients progressed during the chemotherapy period. Median survival was 47 weeks(More)
Hydatid disease of the liver is still a major cause of morbidity in Greece. Beside the common complications of rupture and suppuration, calcification of the hepatic cysts represent a not well studied, less frequent and sometimes difficult surgical problem. In the present study 75 cases with calcified symptomatic liver echinococcosis were operated on in the(More)
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