Tibor F Tihanyi

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OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of resection margins on survival for patients with resected pancreatic cancer treated within the context of the adjuvant European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer-1 (ESPAC-1) study. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Pancreatic cancer is associated with a poor long-term survival rate of only 10% to 15% after resection. Patients(More)
There is overwhelming consensus that quality of life assessment is urgently required in pancreatic cancer, yet little research has been conducted. We report on the development of a disease specific questionnaire module to supplement the EORTC core cancer module, the QLQ-C30 in patients with pancreatic cancer, using EORTC quality of life study group(More)
Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas that originates to the left of the portal vein, i.e. in the body or tail of the pancreas, is seen in approximately one third of all cases with exocrine pancreatic cancer. Except for symptoms of pain and weight loss, these patients usually appear normal upon physical examination. In 5-10% of cases, the tumor is resectable by(More)
We have reported our experience with pancreatoduodenectomy with preservation of the pylorus performed in 37 patients for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis and its complications. The remaining pancreatic tail duct was occluded in 12 patients without anastomosis. Eight complications were observed and reoperation was necessary in two patients. Three(More)
The purpose of our study was to develop a quality-of-life (QoL) questionnaire for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who have undergone laparoscopic fundoplication. This questionnaire was developed to be more comprehensive than existing measures. Between 1994 and 2002, 252 patients underwent laparoscopic fundoplication for GERD in the 1st(More)
Currently, evaluation of patient satisfaction and quality-of-life data to estimate the outcome of laparoscopic antireflux surgery is an important issue. This study aimed first to report the midterm results for the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by laparoscopic fundoplication and to evaluate surgical outcome, including quality(More)
Our aim was to investigate the presence of free cancer cells found in lavage cytology specimens taken from the proximity of tumors during the course of curative open and laparoscopic colorectal resections and then examine and compare the long-term disease outcomes in cases of negative and positive cytology. Based on the results, we were hoping to identify(More)
The authors survey the surgical treatment of duodenal or choledochal stenosis which were detected during the operation of 991 pancreatic pseudocysts in the period of 5 years, from 1987 to 1992, at 850 patients. They found that in the case of common occurrence of mechanical jaundice and pancreatic pseudocyst in 40% of cases the drainage or resection of(More)
Complex monitoring of pancreatic function was done after 18 endoscopic or surgical occlusions of the pancreatic duct in 15 patients with chronic pancreatitis. The indirect function tests (starch tolerance test, Lipiodol test and fat loading) as well as the direct tests (secretin-pancreozymin and Lundh tests) demonstrated only moderate pancreatic(More)
UNLABELLED Management of the pancreatic diseases is still a challenge to the laparoscopic technique. Some experience has been gained in the laparoscopic exploration of the pancreas and staging in cancer. Anatomically the accessibility of the distal pancreas provides the laparoscopic approach technically feasible. PATIENT AND METHOD A case of insuloma in(More)