Spyridon G. Koulas

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess morbidity, mortality, and outcome in select patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed by consultants or by Specialist Registrars (SpRs) and Senior House Officers (SHO), in the General Hospital of Ioannina 'G. Hatzikosta' in northwestern Greece. METHODS Between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2005,(More)
BACKGROUND This was a retrospective study that evaluated the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic surgery (LS) for rectal cancer, in comparison with a case control series of open surgery (OS), during an 8-year period. METHODOLOGY Between October 1998 and December 2006, 203 patients with rectal malignancies underwent colectomy; 146 of them had colectomy with(More)
Bezoars (BZs) represent the most common foreign bodies of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinical symptoms varying from no symptoms to acute abdominal obstruction. Our goal is to present our experience with a review of the literature. In this study, 23 patients with BZs of the upper gastrointestinal system (GIS) were treated in the surgical department of two(More)
Hydatid disease (HD) is a parasitic infection often caused by the larvae of Echinococcus granulosus and rarely by Echinococcus multilocularis in endemic areas. This study aims to emphasize the perioperative administration of anthelmintic therapy over the different surgical procedures aimed at curing HD, because radical resection remains the only potentially(More)
Penetrating abdominal trauma has been traditionally treated by exploratory laparotomy. Nowadays laparoscopy has become an accepted practice in hemodynamically stable patient without signs of peritonitis. We report a case of a lower anterior abdominal gunshot patient treated laparoscopically. A 32-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department with(More)
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