Paulo Anderson Bertulucci

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BACKGROUND The use of laparoscopy for the treatment of gastric cancer suffered some resistance among surgeons around the world, gaining strength in the past decade. However, its oncological safety and technical feasibility remain controversial. AIM To describe the results from the clinical and anatomopathological point of view in the comparative(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the increasing number of laparoscopic hepatectomy, there is little published experience. AIM To evaluate the results of a series of hepatectomy completely done with laparoscopic approach. METHODS This is a retrospective study of 61 laparoscopic liver resections. Were studied conversion to open technique; mean age; gender, mortality;(More)
Spleen diseases are rare, being splenic abscesses, splenic cysts, benign tumors (hemangioma, lymphangioma and others), and malignant tumors (lymphomas, metastases and others)1. Primary benign tumors of the spleen are extremely rare and account for less than 0.007% of all tumors identified upon surgery and autopsy2. Splenic lymphangiomas (SL) are benign(More)
BACKGROUND The laparoscopic gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure due mainly to the difficulties related to lymphadenectomy and reconstruction. Until the moment, technique or device to perform the esophagojejunal anastomosis by laparoscopy is still a challenge. So, a safe, cheap and quickly performing technique is desirable to be developed. AIM To(More)
Esophageal cancer is a devastating disease with rapidly increasing incidence in Western countries. Dysphagia is the most common complication, causing severe malnutrition and reduced quality of life. A 69-year-old male with persistent esophageal cancer after radiation therapy was subjected to palliative by-pass surgery using a laparoscopic approach. Due to(More)
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