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PURPOSES This study examines whether inherent patient-related risk factors (age, gender) modify the effect of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) upon the coagulation and fibrinolysis cascades. METHODS This observational study included 119 low-risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients undergoing elective LC, without thromboprophylaxis. Pre-operatively(More)
Two intraabdominal desmoplastic small cell tumours presenting in young adult males and involving the entire peritoneum, with no evident single primary site, have been studied. The histological pattern was suggestive of a metastatic small cell epithelial neoplasm, but immunohistochemical study revealed strong reactivity for cytokeratins, vimentin and desmin(More)
The influence of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) on the mechanical properties of the respiratory system (RS) was examined using multiple regression analysis (MRA). Measurements of airway pressure (PaO) and flow (V') were obtained from 32 patients at four distinct stages of the LC procedure: 1) Immediately before the application of pneumoperitoneum (PP) at(More)
BACKGROUND Splenectomy is indicated in patients with thalassemia major when they develop hypersplenism with subsequent need for increased transfusions. Extreme splenomegaly is considered a restrictive factor for laparoscopic splenectomy in these patients. METHODS Laparoscopic splenectomy was undertaken in 12 beta-thalassemia major patients with massive(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is accompanied by significant increase of the respiratory system elastic and resistive properties. These changes are completely abolished after peritoneal deflation. In the present study we examine the volume and flow dependence of respiratory mechanics during four operation phases. METHODOLOGY Airway pressure(More)
Metastasis of colorectal cancer to the ovaries presents in 2-8% of patients. Prevention of these metastasis with bilateral oophorectomy at the initial operation is quite simple, but nevertheless it produces an early menopause in premenopausal women and may add the morbility of the operation. Prophylactic oophorectomy is evaluated in a prospective study of(More)
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