Thilo Welsch

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BACKGROUND Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is uncommon and characterized by postprandial epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia and weight loss. The syndrome is caused by compression of the third part of the duodenum in the angle between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery. This review updates etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment(More)
This study evaluated the role of the acute phase C-reactive protein (CRP) in the postoperative course of a large series of rectal resections on the basis of a prospective database. Main focus of this study was the early identification of complications. Three hundred eighty-three rectal resections with primary anastomosis for rectal cancer were screened for(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is still a devastating and incurable disease with a median survival of 3-6 months and a 5-year survival rate of 1-4% when all stages are considered. Although crucial advances in our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of the disease have been made, the exceptional aggressiveness of PDAC remains largely(More)
The docking protein CD2AP (CD2-associated protein) serves a nonredundant function in podocytes as CD2AP knockout mice die of renal failure at the age of 6-7 wk. Furthermore, haploinsufficiency due to mutation of the CD2AP gene is associated with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in humans. Although CD2AP has been shown to interact with proteins regulating(More)
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is the standard operation for cancer of the pancreatic head. To achieve complete tumor resection and, thus, improve long-term survival, venous resection of the portal or superior mesenteric vein with reconstruction has become routine for advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, its clinical benefit still remains(More)
We investigated the role of Eps8 in pancreatic cancer. Eps8 was significantly increased in pancreatic cancer and colocalized with F-actin, predominantly in pancreatic ductal cells. Eps8 levels were higher in cell lines derived from ascites and metastases than in those from primary tumors. Expression correlated positively with the migratory potential of(More)
Primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the pancreas is an extremely rare tumor that usually occurs in children or young adults. We report a case of a 33-year-old male patient with an 18 cm multiply 18 cm multiply 16 cm mass arising from the pancreatic body and tail with a one-day history of abdominal pain. Initial CT scan showed no signs of metastatic(More)
Postpancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH) is one of the most serious complications after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). This study analyzed and validated the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS) definition of PPH and aimed to identify risk factors for early (<24 h) and late PPH. Patients who underwent PD for pancreatic head tumors between 2001 and(More)
Extralevator abdominoperineal resection (APR) for low rectal cancer has been adopted by centers to improve oncological outcome. The present study aimed to investigate oncological results, wound complications, and quality of life (QoL). Patients who underwent extralevator APR for rectal cancer between 2007 and 2011 were identified retrospectively. QoL status(More)
Mice lacking the 80-kDa CD2-associated protein (CD2AP) develop progressive renal failure that starts soon after birth with proteinuria and foot process effacement by unknown mechanisms. CD2AP has been identified and cloned independently by virtue of its interaction with the T cell protein CD2 and with the docking protein p130Cas. In the present study we(More)