Stavros Gourgiotis

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are neoplasms of the pancreatic duct epithelium characterized by intraductal papillary growth and thick mucin secretion. Quantities of mucin fill the main and/or branches of pancreatic ducts and cause ductal dilatation. This review encompasses IPMNs, including symptoms, diagnosis, management,(More)
BACKGROUND Gallbladder cancer (GC) is a relatively rare but highly lethal neoplasm. We review the epidemiology, etiology, pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis of GC. METHOD A Pubmed database search between 1971 and February 2007 was performed. All abstracts were reviewed and articles with GC obtained; further references were(More)
Hepatic hydatid cysts (HHCs) are a parasitic infestation caused by several species of Echinococcus. We examined the clinical features of HHCs and evaluated the results of various surgical procedures. One hundred and sixty-nine patients aged between 17 and 84 years underwent surgery for HHCs within a 12-year period. We recorded the demographic data, location(More)
Acute limb compartment syndrome (LCS) is a limb-threatening and occasionally life-threatening condition caused by bleeding or edema in a closed muscle compartment surrounded by fascia and bone, which leads to muscle and nerve ischemia. Well-known causative factors are acute trauma and reperfusion after treatment for acute arterial obstruction. Untreated(More)
AIM To identify risk factors related to pancreatic fistula in patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy (DP) and to determine the effectiveness of using a stapled and a sutured closed of pancreatic stump. METHODS Sixty-four patients underwent DP during a 10-year period. Information regarding diagnosis, operative details, and perioperative morbidity or(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastric volvulus is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition, which is difficult to diagnose. This study represents a series of patients with acute gastric volvulus. METHODS All patients presenting with acute gastric volvulus over a 10-year period were reviewed. RESULTS Twenty-one patients with a median age of 66 years were(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperatively elevated neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a negative prognostic factor of survival in various types of cancers. A retrospective study was conducted to examine if preoperative elevation of NLR is associated with higher risk for incidental papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). METHODS The study sample consisted of 26(More)
BACKGROUND Popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) is a rare but potentially limb threatening peripheral vascular disease occurring predominantly in young adults. This study is a retrospective review of 49 limbs in 38 patients with PAES treated surgically over an 8-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1995 to 2002, 38 patients with a mean age of 21(More)
Spontaneous rupture of a non parasitic hepatic cyst is an extremely rare occurrence. A 50 -year- old male, was admitted with typical clinical manifestations of acute surgical abdomen. At exploratory laparotomy, a giant ruptured non parasitic cyst occupying the entire left liver lobe was found, along with a large amount of free intraperitoneal fluid. The(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to compare and to evaluate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Greek adult transplant recipients before and 1 year after successful renal transplantation (RT) and to examine which parameters had the greatest effects on their HRQOL. The SF-36 survey score was used. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-five Greek(More)