Panagiotis Alfaras

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is increasingly being used as an appropriate early treatment in patients with cholecystitis. This study evaluated the safety, effectiveness, and complications of LC in all cases of acute cholecystitis. METHODS A retrospective study involved the patients who underwent LC for acute cholecystitis(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric surgical procedures for morbid obesity may have occasional serious complications. The vertical banded gastroplasty according to Mason's technique (VBG) is a common procedure for morbid obesity. The aim of this study is to present the complications in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract after VBG and to discuss their treatment. METHODS In(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Liver trauma, especially that as result of road traffic accidents, still remains a complicated problem in severely injured patients. The aim of this study was to extract useful conclusions from the management in order to improve the final outcome of such patients. METHODS Details for 86 patients with blunt hepatic trauma who were(More)
Splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) occur predominantly in women, and the majority of them are asymptomatic until rupture. Over half of those that rupture occur during pregnancy. Spontaneously ruptured SAA during pregnancy is always a life-threatening surgical entity for both the mother and the fetus. We report the case of a 29-year-old woman at 34 weeks'(More)
  • G Papadimitriou, K Vardas, G Kyriakopoulos, K Alfaras, P Alfaras
  • Il Giornale di chirurgia
  • 2015
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is one of the most popular bariatric surgical procedures both in Europe and United States, because it is considered to be a safe and effective way of treating morbid obesity. This minimally invasive frequently employed bariatric procedure has many reported complications, but only a few cases of esophageal(More)
A 58-year-old man presented with pain in the left lower abdomen. His past medical history was significant for diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon. Abdominal computed tomography scan showed stricture in the ascending colon and diverticulosis. Colonoscopy revealed a mass (Fig. 1) in the ascending colon. Pathology showed medullary (solid, poorly(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has become the most popular procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity in Europe. The objectives of this series are to report the results of the 4-year experience of a single surgeon and to define the learning curve. METHODS A retrospective review of 156 patients who underwent(More)
Out of 17 mongrel dogs, 3 were subjected on one and two hours of hemorrhagic shock, while the remaining four served as controls. In five of the thirteen dogs, 30 mg/kg of methylprednisolone sodium succinate were administered intravenously one hour after hemorrhage. All animals were sacrificed at the end of the experiment, their lungs were removed and the(More)
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