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Serous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas is a rare entity. We report on a primary tumor of the pancreas in a 74-year-old male. Computerized tomography showed an abdominal mass within pancreatic head, portal vein infiltration and absence of metastatic lesions. Patient underwent Whipple's procedure and portal vein thrombectomy. Pathologic examinations of the(More)
Data continue to grow regarding the safety and technical feasibility of laparoscopically assisted total mesorectal excision (TME). As this minimally invasive alternative to open colonic resection becomes more popular, it is inevitable that information on the benefits and complications associated with it will continue to expand. Portal vein thrombosis (PVT)(More)
Resection of celiac axis for gastric cancer was first performed by Appleby in 1953. Subsequently, Mayumi et al. and Kimura et al. adopted this approach for locally advanced adenocarcinoma of pancreatic body. We are here describing this technique in case of adenocarcinoma of pancreatic body with infiltration of celiac axis achieving also gastric(More)
Mirizzi's syndrome is a rare, but well described cause of obstructive jaundice which occurs in less than 1% of patients presenting for cholecystectomy. The syndrome is due to a stone impacted in the cystic duct or in the neck of gallbladder, causing compression or obstruction of the common emphatic duct. The clinic, physiopathologic, diagnostic and(More)
General anesthesia can impair immunological defense mechanisms while inducing an inflammatory reaction. Generalized inflammatory reactions involve leucocytes which in turn release inflammatory mediators and free oxygen radicals. General anesthetics include a series of gaseous and intravenous sedative-hypnotic agents indicated for induction and maintenance(More)
The hemorrhagic complication of peptic ulcer is a pathology which is still responsible for a high mortality. After reviewing the etiopathogenesis and physiopathology of hemorrhagic complications in the light of the recent discoveries regarding H. pylori, the authors report their experience and confirm the important role of surgery in the treatment of this(More)
BACKGROUND Serious hepatic lacerations are associated with an elevated mortality which depends on the consequent haemorrhage. The hepatic resection in emergency, according to Ton That Tung, seems to be the more appropriate operation for the rapidity of execution and the low mortality associated (11% out of 1000 operations). METHOD According to Ton That(More)
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