Theodoros E. Pavlidis

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Background and aims: Postoperative pain is the most distressing sequela of conventional hemorrhoidectomy. A modern alternative of circumferential mucosectomy has been proposed to reduce the pain in this procedure. Patients and methods: This controlled trial included 80 patients with second to fourth degree hemorrhoidal disease operated on over a 2-year(More)
Methods-Results: Over the past two-year period the same surgeon performed 180 laparoscopic cholecystectomies without any intra-operative event. All patients but three had an uneventful postoperative course (morbidity 1.6%). In 3 cases (women, 72-74-88 years-old) the US-scanning revealed a sub-hepatic biloma manifested by persistent right upper quadrant or(More)
BACKGROUND Conversion of laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy is required in certain cases for the safe completion of the operation. Some factors contribute more to the need for conversion. METHODS Over a 13-year period, the laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure was attempted in 1263 patients whose mean age was 54 years and 28% being male. The conversion(More)
BACKGROUND Colonic polyps are usually removed endoscopically. Surgical intervention is reserved for large, inaccessible colorectal polyps that have underdone malignant transformation. Laparoscopic management of colonic polyps has gained a well-defined role. METHODS Since 1993, 650 laparoscopic colectomies have been performed in our department.(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of cholelithiasis in the elderly with a high morbidity and mortality rate. This study aims to clarify the current surgical management. METHODS In a retrospective survey over the past 11 years there were 9 patients with gallstone ileus, all elderly (mean age, 77 years), among 2242(More)
BACKGROUND The advantages of laparoscopic surgery have been well documented. However, the impact of pneumoperitoneum on sepsis sequelae is still equivocal. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of CO(2) pneumoperitoneum, applied under different pressures and exposure times, on sepsis cascade and mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 42 New Zealand rabbits,(More)
BACKGROUND Early assessment of the severity of acute pancreatitis is essential to the proper management of the disease. It is dependent on the criteria of the Atlanta classification system. DATA SOURCES PubMed search of recent relevant articles was performed to identify information about the severity and prognosis of acute pancreatitis. RESULTS The(More)
Gastroesophageal junction cancer has an increasing incidence in western countries. It is inoperable when first manifested in more than 50% of cases. So, palliation is the only therapeutic option for the advanced disease to relieve dysphagia and its consequences in weakened patients with an estimated mean survival under 6 mo. This article has tried to(More)
Published online: 1 November 2001 © Springer-Verlag 2001 ic pilonidal disease. We believe that the early diagnosis of this rare complication was essential for the prognosis and for this reason might be of interest for the clinician. A 61-year old man presented in the outpatient department suffering from a chronic pilonidal sinus with multiple fistulas along(More)
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is a soft-tissue sarcoma originating from fibroblast cells, characterized by a high rate of metastasis or recurrence. This tumor rarely develops in the gastrointestinal tract, with no more than 30 cases described in the literature. We report a case of MFH of the abdominal cavity in a 45-year-old woman who presented with(More)