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  • Lopez, Fernando; Suarez, Carlos; Poorten, Vincent Vander; Makitie, Antti; Nixon, Iain J.; Strojan, Primoz; Hanna, Ehab Y.; Pablo Rodrigo, Juan; de Bree, Remco; Quer, Miquel; Takes, Robert P.; Bradford, Carol R.; Shaha, Ashok R.; Sanabria, Alvaro; Rinaldo, Alessandra; Ferlito, Alfio (2019)
    The parapharyngeal space is a complex anatomical area. Primary parapharyngeal tumors are rare tumors and 80% of them are benign. A variety of tumor types can develop in this location; most common are salivary gland neoplasm and neurogenic tumors. The management of these tumors has improved greatly owing to the developments in imaging techniques, surgery, and radiotherapy. Most tumors can be removed with a low rate of complications and recurrence. The transcervical approach is the most frequently used. In some cases, minimally invasive approaches may be used alone or in combination with a limited transcervical route, allowing large tumors to be removed by reducing morbidity of expanded approaches. An adequate knowledge of the anatomy and a careful surgical plan is essential to tailor management according to the patient and the tumor. The purpose of the present review was to update current aspects of knowledge related to this more challenging area of tumor occurrence.
  • Grip, Olivia; Mani, Kevin; Altreuther, Martin; Goncalves, Frederico Bastos; Beiles, Barry; Cassar, Kevin; Davidovic, Lazar; Eldrup, Nikolaj; Lattmann, Thomas; Laxdal, Elin; Menyhei, Gabor; Setacci, Carlo; Settembre, Nicla; Thomson, Ian; Venermo, Maarit; Björck, Martin (2020)
    Objective: Popliteal artery aneurysm (PAA) is the second most common arterial aneurysm. Vascunet is an international collaboration of vascular registries. The aim was to study treatment and outcomes. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively registered population based data. Fourteen countries contributed data (Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, and Switzerland). Results: During 2012-2018, data from 10 764 PAA repairs were included. Mean values with between countries ranges in parenthesis are given. The incidence was 10.4 cases/million inhabitants/year (2.4-19.3). The mean age was 71.3 years (66.8-75.3). Most patients, 93.3%, were men and 40.0% were active smokers. The operations were elective in 73.2% (60.0%-85.7%). The mean pre-operative PAA diameter was 32.1 mm (27.3-38.3 mm). Open surgery dominated in both elective (79.5%) and acute (83.2%) cases. A medial surgical approach was used in 77.7%, and posterior in 22.3%. Vein grafts were used in 63.8%. Of the emergency procedures, 91% (n = 2 169, 20.2% of all) were for acute thrombosis and 9% for rupture (n = 236, 2.2% of all). Thrombosis patients had larger aneurysms, mean diameter 35.5 mm, and 46.3% were active smokers. Early amputation and death were higher after acute presentation than after elective surgery (5.0% vs. 0.7%; 1.9% vs. 0.5%). This pattern remained one year after surgery (8.5% vs. 1.0%; 6.1% vs. 1.4%). Elective open compared with endovascular surgery had similar one year amputation rates (1.2% vs. 0.2%; p = .095) but superior patency (84.0% vs. 78.4%; p = .005). Veins had higher patency and lower amputation rates, at one year compared with synthetic grafts (86.8% vs. 72.3%; 1.8% vs. 5.2%; both p <.001). The posterior open approach had a lower amputation rate (0.0% vs. 1.6%, p = .009) than the medial approach. Conclusion: Patients presenting with acute ischaemia had high risk of amputation. The frequent use of endovascular repair and prosthetic grafts should be reconsidered based on these results.
  • IS-AIP; Collins, Sally L.; Alemdar, Bahrin; Stefanovic, Vedran; Chantraine, Frederic (2019)
    The worldwide incidence of abnormally invasive placenta is rapidly rising, following the trend of increasing cesarean delivery. It is a heterogeneous condition and has a high maternal morbidity and mortality rate, presenting specific intrapartum challenges. Its rarity makes developing individual expertise difficult for the majority of clinicians. The International Society for Abnormally Invasive Placenta aims to improve clinicians' understanding and skills in managing this difficult condition. By pooling knowledge, experience, and expertise gained within a variety of different healthcare systems, the Society seeks to improve the outcomes for women with abnormally invasive placenta globally. The recommendations presented herewith were reached using a modified Delphi technique and are based on the best available evidence. The evidence base for each is presented using a formal grading system. The topics chosen address the most pertinent questions regarding intrapartum management of abnormally invasive placenta with respect to clinically relevant outcomes, including the following: definition of a center of excellence; requirement for antenatal hospitalization; antenatal optimization of hemoglobin; gestational age for delivery; antenatal corticosteroid administration; use of preoperative cystoscopy, ureteric stents, and prophylactic pelvic arterial balloon catheters; maternal position for surgery; type of skin incision; position of the uterine incision; use of interoperative ultrasound; prophylactic administration of oxytocin; optimal method for intraoperative diagnosis; use of expectant management; adjuvant therapies for expectant management; use of local surgical resection; type of hysterectomy; use of delayed hysterectomy; intraoperative measures to treat life-threatening hemorrhage; and fertility after conservative management.
  • Koppatz, Hanna; Takala, Sini; Peltola, Katriina; But, Anna; Mäkisalo, Heikki; Nordin, Arno; Sallinen, Ville (2021)
    Introduction Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a rare malignancy in Western population with poor prognosis. This study aimed to investigate the trends in GBC incidence, treatment pattern, and survival in Finland. Methods Patients diagnosed with primary GBC in a geographically defined area (Southern Finland Regional Cancer Center) during 2006-2017 were identified. Results Final cohort included 270 patients with GBC. The incidence was 1.32/100,000 persons, and it decreased 6.8 cases per million personyears during the study period. One hundred fifty-one (56%) patients were diagnosed at Stage IV. Fifty-one patients (19%) underwent curative-intent resection with 96% R0-resection rate. The median overall survival was 7.1 months and 5-year overall survival 11.6% for all patients, and 67.7 months and 56.8% after curative-intent resection, respectively. No improvement was noted over time in overall survival in patients with GBC, or in subgroups of different stages of GBC. Conclusions The incidence of GBC is slightly decreasing in Southern Finland, but survival has not improved over time.
  • Sanabria, Alvaro; Shah, Jatin P.; Medina, Jesus E.; Olsen, Kerry D.; Robbins, K. Thomas; Silver, Carl E.; Rodrigo, Juan P.; Suarez, Carlos; Coca-Pelaz, Andres; Shaha, Ashok R.; Mäkitie, Antti A.; Rinaldo, Alessandra; de Bree, Remco; Strojan, Primoz; Hamoir, Marc; Takes, Robert P.; Sjogren, Elisabeth V.; Cannon, Trinitia; Kowalski, Luiz P.; Ferlito, Alfio (2020)
    Background: Larynx cancer is a common site for tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract. In cases with a clinically negative neck, the indications for an elective neck treatment are still debated. The objective is to define the prevalence of occult metastasis based on the subsite of the primary tumor, T classification and neck node levels involved. Methods: All studies included provided the rate of occult metastases in cN0 larynx squamous cell carcinoma patients. The main outcome was the incidence of occult metastasis. The pooled incidence was calculated with random effects analysis. Results: 36 studies with 3803 patients fulfilled the criteria. The incidence of lymph node metastases for supraglottic and glottic tumors was 19.9% (95% CI 16.4-23.4) and 8.0% (95% CI 2.7-13.3), respectively. The incidence of occult metastasis for level I, level IV and level V was 2.4% (95% CI 0-6.1%), 2.0% (95% CI 0.9-3.1) and 0.4% (95% CI 0-1.0%), respectively. For all tumors, the incidence for sublevel IIB was 0.5% (95% CI 0-1.3). Conclusions: The incidence of occult lymph node metastasis is higher in supraglottic and T3-4 tumors. Level I and V and sublevel IIB should not be routinely included in the elective neck treatment of cN0 laryngeal cancer and, in addition, level IV should not be routinely included in cases of supraglottic tumors.
  • Kyrklund, Kristiina; Pakarinen, Mikko P.; Rintala, Risto J. (2017)
    Anorectal malformations are an important group of congenital anomalies that vary widely in their anatomical characteristics and complexity. Understanding the long-term functional outcomes after modern treatments, and how these compare to the general population, are essential for ensuring that patients receive optimal, evidence-based care. With increasing appreciation of the wider impact of the illness on patients and their families, minimizing social disability from fecal incontinence and enabling normal social integration from the outset are key management concerns. This review summarizes the current knowledge on the functional outcomes by type of malformation, reflecting on the literature, and our institutional experience over a follow-up period of nearly 30 years. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Homsy, Pauliina; Blomqvist, Carl; Heiskanen, Ilkka; Vikatmaa, Leena; Tukiainen, Erkki; Numminen, Kirsti; Sampo, Mika; Leppäniemi, Ari; Albäck, Anders; Kantonen, Ilkka; Vikatmaa, Pirkka (2020)
    Objective: Radical excision of retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal soft tissue sarcomas may necessitate vessel resection and reconstruction. The aim of this study was to assess surgical results of retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal sarcomas involving major blood vessels. Methods: This was a retrospective single centre cohort study and a comprehensive review of literature. Patients with retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal sarcomas treated by the oncovascular team in Helsinki University Hospital from 2010 to 2018 were reviewed for vascular and oncological outcomes. A comprehensive literature review of vascular reconstructions in patients with retroperitoneal sarcoma was performed. Results: Vascular reconstruction was performed in 17 patients, 11 of whom required arterial reconstructions. Sixteen of the operations were sarcoma resections; the post-operative diagnosis for one patient was thrombosis instead of the presumed recurrent leiomyosarcoma. Early graft thrombosis occurred in two venous and one arterial reconstruction. Late thrombosis was detected in three (18%). The median follow up was 27 (range 0-82) months. Of the patients with sarcoma resections 5 (31%) died of sarcoma and further 4 (25%) developed local recurrence or new distant metastases. The comprehensive review of literature identified 37 articles with 110 patients, 89 of whom had inferior vena cava reconstruction only. Eight arterial reconstructions were described. Late graft thrombosis occurred in 14%. The follow up was 0-181 months, during which 57% remained disease free and 7% died of sarcoma. Conclusion: Vascular reconstructions enable radical resection of retroperitoneal and intra-abdominal sarcomas in patients with advanced disease. The complex operations are associated with an acceptable rate of serious perioperative complications and symptomatic thrombosis of the repaired vessel is rare. However, further studies are needed to assess the performance of the vascular reconstructions in the long term.
  • Karila, Kristiina; Anttila, Annaleena; Iber, Tarja; Pakarinen, Mikko; Koivusalo, Antti (2018)
    Background: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP) are the most common abdominal surgical conditions in preemies. Associated mortality remains high and long periods of parenteral nutrition (PN) may be required. We assessed the developments in the outcomes of surgically treated NEC and SIP in the two largest Finnish neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Methods: Retrospective observational study based on hospital records during 1986-2014. Main outcome measures were three-month survival during 1986-2000 compared with 2001-2014 and predictors of mortality. Results: Included were 225 patients (NICU A 131 and NICU B 94) with NEC in 142 (63%) and SIP 83 (37%). The median birth weight (BW) (870 vs 900 g) and gestation age (GA) (27 vs 27 weeks, p = 0.96) were similar in NEC and SIP. Small intestine was affected in 85% of NEC and 76% of SIP patients (p = 0.12). In 5% of patients NEC was panintestinal. Median small intestinal loss was 25% in NEC and 4.0% in SIP (p <0.001). Ileocecal valve was resected in 29% of NEC and 14% of SIP patients (p = 0.01). Enterostomy was performed in 78% of patients and primary anastomosis in 18%; 4% died of extensive NEC without definitive surgery. Overall survival was 74% (NEC 73%, SIP 77%, p = 0.48; NICU A 82%, NICU B 65%, p = 0.003). From 1986-2000 to 2001-2014 overall survival increased from 69 to 81% (p = 0.04). Treating NICU was the strongest predictor of survival, RR = 2.8 (95% CI = 1.4-5.1), p = 0.003. Conclusions: Overall survival improved significantly from the early (1986-2000) to the late (2001-2014) study period. Strongest predictor of mortality was the treating neonatal intensive care unit. (c) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Riihimaki, Matias; Hemminki, Akseli; Sundquist, Jan; Hemminki, Kari (2016)
    Investigating epidemiology of metastatic colon and rectal cancer is challenging, because cancer registries seldom record metastatic sites. We used a population based approach to assess metastatic spread in colon and rectal cancers. 49,096 patients with colorectal cancer were identified from the nationwide Swedish Cancer Registry. Metastatic sites were identified from the National Patient Register and Cause of Death Register. Rectal cancer more frequently metastasized into thoracic organs (OR = 2.4) and the nervous system (1.5) and less frequently within the peritoneum (0.3). Mucinous and signet ring adenocarcinomas more frequently metastasized within the peritoneum compared with generic adenocarcinoma (3.8 [colon]/3.2 [rectum]), and less frequently into the liver (0.5/0.6). Lung metastases occurred frequently together with nervous system metastases, whereas peritoneal metastases were often listed with ovarian and pleural metastases. Thoracic metastases are almost as common as liver metastases in rectal cancer patients with a low stage at diagnosis. In colorectal cancer patients with solitary metastases the survival differed between 5 and 19 months depending on T or N stage. Metastatic patterns differ notably between colon and rectal cancers. This knowledge should help clinicians to identify patients in need for extra surveillance and gives insight to further studies on the mechanisms of metastasis.
  • Suarez, Carlos; Lopez, Fernando; Mendenhall, William M.; Andreasen, Simon; Mikkelsen, Lauge Hjorth; Langendijk, Johannes A.; Bondi, Stefano; Rodrigo, Juan P.; Bäck, Leif; Mäkitie, Antti A.; Fernandez-Alvarez, Veronica; Coca-Pelaz, Andres; Smee, Robert; Rinaldo, Alessandra; Ferlito, Alfio (2021)
    The aim of this review is to analyze the latest trends in the management of nonvestibular skull base and intracranial schwannomas in order to optimize tumor control and quality of life. Non-vestibular cranial nerve schwannomas are rare lesions, representing 5-10% of cranial nerve schwannomas. Management decisions should be individualized depending on tumor size, location and associated functional deficits. Generally, large sized schwannomas exerting significant mass effect with increased intracranial pressure are treated surgically. In some cases, even after optimal skull base resection, it is not possible to achieve a gross total resection because tumor location and extent and/or to reduce morbidity. Thus, subtotal resection followed by stereotactic radiosurgery or fractioned radiotherapy offers an alternative approach. In certain cases, stereotactic radiosurgery or radiotherapy alone achieves good tumor control rates and less morbidity to gross total resection. Finally, given the slow growth rate of most of these tumors, observation with periodic radiographic follow-up approach is also a reasonable alternative for small tumors with few, if any, symptoms.
  • van Essen, Thomas A.; den Boogert, Hugo F.; Cnossen, Maryse C.; CENTER-TBI Investigators Partici; Kaukonen, Maija; Kivisaari, Riku; Piippo-Karjalainen, Anna; Raj, Rahul; Tanskanen, Päivi; Palotie, Aarno; Pirinen, Matti; Ripatti, Samuli (2019)
    BackgroundNeurosurgical management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is challenging, with only low-quality evidence. We aimed to explore differences in neurosurgical strategies for TBI across Europe.MethodsA survey was sent to 68 centers participating in the Collaborative European Neurotrauma Effectiveness Research in Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI) study. The questionnaire contained 21 questions, including the decision when to operate (or not) on traumatic acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) and intracerebral hematoma (ICH), and when to perform a decompressive craniectomy (DC) in raised intracranial pressure (ICP).ResultsThe survey was completed by 68 centers (100%). On average, 10 neurosurgeons work in each trauma center. In all centers, a neurosurgeon was available within 30min. Forty percent of responders reported a thickness or volume threshold for evacuation of an ASDH. Most responders (78%) decide on a primary DC in evacuating an ASDH during the operation, when swelling is present. For ICH, 3% would perform an evacuation directly to prevent secondary deterioration and 66% only in case of clinical deterioration. Most respondents (91%) reported to consider a DC for refractory high ICP. The reported cut-off ICP for DC in refractory high ICP, however, differed: 60% uses 25mmHg, 18% 30mmHg, and 17% 20mmHg. Treatment strategies varied substantially between regions, specifically for the threshold for ASDH surgery and DC for refractory raised ICP. Also within center variation was present: 31% reported variation within the hospital for inserting an ICP monitor and 43% for evacuating mass lesions.ConclusionDespite a homogeneous organization, considerable practice variation exists of neurosurgical strategies for TBI in Europe. These results provide an incentive for comparative effectiveness research to determine elements of effective neurosurgical care.
  • De Simone, B; Davies, J; Chouillard, E; Di Saverio, S; Hoentjen, F; Tarasconi, A; Sartelli, M; Biffl, WL; Ansaloni, L; Coccolini, F; Chiarugi, M; De'Angelis, N; Moore, EE; Kluger, Y; Abu-Zidan, F; Sakakushev, B; Coimbra, R; Celentano, V; Wani, I; Pintar, T; Sganga, G; Di Carlo, I; Tartaglia, D; Pikoulis, M; Cardi, M; De Moya, MA; Leppaniemi, A; Kirkpatrick, A; Agnoletti, V; Poggioli, G; Carcoforo, P; Baiocchi, GL; Catena, F (2021)
    Background Despite the current therapeutic options for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, surgery is still frequently required in the emergency setting, although the number of cases performed seems to have decreased in recent years. The World Society of Emergency Surgery decided to debate in a consensus conference of experts, the main pertinent issues around the management of inflammatory bowel disease in the emergent situation, with the need to provide focused guidelines for acute care and emergency surgeons. Method A group of experienced surgeons and gastroenterologists were nominated to develop the topics assigned and answer the questions addressed by the Steering Committee of the project. Each expert followed a precise analysis and grading of the studies selected for review. Statements and recommendations were discussed and voted at the Consensus Conference of the 6th World Society of Emergency Surgery held in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in June 2019. Conclusions Complicated inflammatory bowel disease requires a multidisciplinary approach because of the complexity of this patient group and disease spectrum in the emergency setting, with the aim of obtaining safe surgery with good functional outcomes and a decreasing stoma rate where appropriate.