Petros Charalampoudis

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Focal Nodular Hyperplasia (FNH) is a rare benign hepatic lesion believed to generate upon a hyperplastic response of the hepatocyte. Hepatocellular Adenoma (HA) occurs predominantly in young women receiving oral contraceptive medication. These two lesions have drawn significant attention throughout the recent years due to their specific clinical and(More)
INTRODUCTION Liver metastases from breast cancer (BCLM) confer poor survival. Liver resection in BCLM patients has been increasingly employed. AIM We undertook a systematic review to evaluate the role of hepatic resection in patients with breast cancer metastatic to the liver. MATERIALS & METHODS In total, 36 studies were overviewed. Patient(More)
Liver resection for primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (phNEC) has only scarcely been reported in the literature. We herein report on a 19-year-old female with a solitary 27 × 13-cm-big phNEC, which was initially considered as hemangioma. An extended right hepatectomy (segments V–VIII, partially IVa) was performed. Resection margins were free of tumor(More)
INTRODUCTION Asymptomatic lesions of the pancreas, referred to as 'incidentalomas', have appeared with increased frequency in recent years. Giant incidentalomas have rarely been reported in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report herein a rare case of a giant cystic pancreatic incidentaloma measuring 12.7cm×8cm, which was found in an otherwise(More)
Aortocaval fistula (ACF) is an unusual complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), involving less than 3-6% of all ruptured cases. The clinical presentation is often obscure, depending on the coexistence of retroperitoneal rupture and hemodynamic instability. Prompt preoperative diagnosis is essential in order to plan the operative approach(More)
Minimal invasive techniques have allowed for major surgical advances. We report our initial experience of performing total laparoscopic left hepatectomy (segments II-IV) with the Lotus (laparoscopic operation by torsional ultrasound) Ultrasonic Scalpel. The perioperative and postoperative courses of the young female patient were uneventful and she is in a(More)
Treatment options for patients with gastric cancer (GC) are based on tumor staging and resectability. Although only surgery provides improved survival, resection is contraindicated and should be avoided in the presence of intra-abdominal disease stage M1 (liver, peritoneal, or non-local lymph node metastases). Thus, a detailed and precise evaluation is(More)
Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms originating from the embryological neural crest. In most cases, they exhibit a benign behavior. Here we report a case of a small symptomatic para-aortic paraganglioma, which was completely removed surgically and a review of the available literature regarding the optimal follow-up of a benign paraganglioma,(More)
INTRODUCTION The risk of periampullary neoplasia in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is significantly increased compared to the general population. PRESENTATION OF CASE We herein report the case of a 47-year-old woman with classic familial adenomatous polyposis with a history of total proctocolectomy for FAP who presented with an(More)
Infected pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery represents a devastating complication of intravenous drug abuse, especially in the event of rupture. Operative strategy depends upon the extent of arterial injury and the coexistence of infection or sepsis. Options range from simple common femoral artery (CFA) ligation to complex arterial reconstruction with(More)