Petros Charalampoudis

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) of the breast represent extremely rare lesions. Due to the scarcity of reports, their natural history, recurrence, and metastatic potential remain poorly defined. We report on a case of a primary breast IMT in a postmenopausal female patient treated successfully with breast conserving surgery and review the(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND In breast cancer, hormonal receptors hold promise for developing novel targeted therapies. The thyroid exerts its actions via the thyroid hormone receptors alpha and beta. The clinical significance of the expression of thyroid hormone receptors in breast cancer is unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied thyroid hormone receptor alpha (TRa)(More)