Raphael Leonardo Cunha Araújo

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The role of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in surveillance and follow-up of patients with colorectal cancer continues to be debated. The objective of this study was to assess the utility of postoperative CEA as a predictor of recurrence for patients with resected colorectal liver metastases (CLM). Patients were identified from a prospectively maintained CLM(More)
BACKGROUND After portal vein embolization (PVE), the future liver remnant (FLR) hypertrophies for several weeks. An early marker that predicts a low risk of post-hepatectomy liver failure can reduce the delay to surgery. STUDY DESIGN Liver volumes of 153 patients who underwent a major hepatectomy (>3 segments) after PVE for primary or secondary liver(More)
Chylous ascites is an infrequent postoperative complication after retroperitoneal surgical procedure. Despite its infrequent occurrence, postoperative chylous ascites are associated with significant morbidity. Reports of chylous ascites or fistula after retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for gynecologic malignancies without radiation therapy are rare. A(More)
Additional chemotherapy in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) likely improves outcomes. Whether to administer chemotherapy as perioperative or adjuvant therapy remains controversial. We analyzed outcomes between these two treatment strategies. Patients were identified from a prospective CRLM database and studied retrospectively.(More)
OBJECTIVES The timing of major elective operations is a potentially important but rarely examined outcome variable. This study examined elective pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) timing as a perioperative outcome variable. METHODS Consecutive patients submitted to PD were identified. Determinants of 90-day morbidity (prospectively graded and tracked),(More)
Hepatic pedicle clamping is often used during liver resection. While its use reduces blood loss and transfusion requirements, the long-term effect on survival and recurrence has been debated. This study evaluates the effect of hepatic pedicle clamping [i.e., Pringle maneuver (PM)] on survival and recurrence following hepatic resection for colorectal liver(More)
BACKGROUND One quarter of colorectal cancer patients will present with liver metastasis at the time of diagnosis. Recent studies have shown that simultaneous resections are safe and feasible for stage IV colon cancer. Limited data are available for simultaneous surgery in stage IV rectal cancer patients. METHODS One hundred ninety-eight patients underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Twenty-five percent of patients with colorectal cancer present with simultaneous liver metastasis. Complete resection is the only potential curative treatment. Due to improvements in operative and perioperative management, simultaneous liver and colon resections are an accepted procedure at specialized centers for selected patients. Nevertheless,(More)
BACKGROUND Neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy for locally unresectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer may allow some patients to a undergo a resection, but whether or not this increases post-operative morbidity remains unclear. METHODS The post-operative morbidity of 29 patients with initially locally unresectable/borderline pancreatic cancer(More)
Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has been progressively developed along the past two decades. Despite initial skepticism, improved operative results made laparoscopic approach incorporated to surgical practice and operations increased in frequency and complexity. Evidence supporting LLR comes from case-series, comparative studies and meta-analysis.(More)