Vasileios Katsikas

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This is a systematic review of the International Literature regarding the role of endovascular treatment in cases of carotid injury. Injury to the carotid artery is not very common but is a serious consequence associated with either blunt or penetrating cervical trauma. They are difficult to evaluate due to associated injuries. The frequent coexistence of(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a reasonable alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA), especially in patients at high risk for surgery. Carotid artery thrombosis of the treated segment is a rare, early but potentially devastating complication of this endovascular procedure. The aim of this article is to identify and critically review cases of(More)
AIM The ipsilateral external carotid artery (ECA) can potentially provide an important collateral pathway for cerebral blood flow in the presence of occlusion or severe stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA), recovering up to 15% of the middle cerebral arterial flow. The aim of the study is to elucidate the role of ECA in cerebral flow of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Patient and female partner satisfaction after implantation of an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) assessed by objective means, and the correlation between the partners, is important for determining postoperative sexual life. AIM The primary goal was to evaluate patients' erectile function and patients' and their partners' satisfaction after(More)
BACKGROUND Frontometaphyseal dysplasia, or Gorlin-Cohen syndrome, is an X-linked disorder primarily characterized by skeletal dysplasia, such as hyperostosis of the skull and abnormalities of tubular bone modeling. Some patients develop extraskeletal manifestations, such as urinary tract anomalies. CASE PRESENTATION A 26-year-old male patient was(More)
We present a case of a thirty years old man who had suprapubic prostatectomy in our department. Patient's history started from the age of 25, when he experienced multiple urinary retention attacks. Imaging revealed an enormous prostatic mass. Combining this finding with elevated PSA values, lead us to prostatic biopsies which proved to be benign. Following(More)
To assess the impact of hexaminolevulinate (HAL) on the long-term recurrence rate of NMIBC. A total of 130 patients with bladder tumour were randomized into two groups. The patients in one group had a HAL instillation before surgery, and they first had a white-light and after that a blue-light cystoscopy (BL group) and resection. The second group had only(More)
AIM The purpose of this study is to present a method for identifying a ureteral obstruction in unilateral orthotopic ureterocele by means of conventional sonography and color Doppler duplex sonography. We focus on the measurement of the ureterocele dimensions, the degree of dilation it causes to the ipsilateral upper urinary tract, the registration of urine(More)
Urinothorax is a rare cause of transudative pleural effusion with biochemical characteristics of urine, usually secondary to obstructive uropathy. Urine usually moves into the pleural space from the retroperitoneal or peritoneal space via diaphragmatic lymphatics or an anatomical diaphragm defect. A total of approximately 70 cases have been previously(More)