Sakorafas G, Stafyla V, Tsiotos G. Biliary peritonitis due to fistulous tract rupture following a T-tube removal. N Z Med J. 2005;118:U1522 pubmed
..A Nelaton catheter was inserted through this opening and advanced toward the biliary tree and secured in place by a suture ligature. Postoperative course was uneventful. ..
Sakorafas G, Smyrniotis V, Reid Lombardo K, Sarr M. Primary pancreatic cystic neoplasms revisited. Part III. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. Surg Oncol. 2011;20:e109-18 pubmed publisher
..Recurrences following surgical resection can be observed, especially in patients with multifocal disease or in the presence of underlying malignancy. ..
Sakorafas G, Smyrniotis V, Reid Lombardo K, Sarr M. Primary pancreatic cystic neoplasms revisited: part II. Mucinous cystic neoplasms. Surg Oncol. 2011;20:e93-101 pubmed publisher
..Since MCNs have malignant potential, surgical resection is the treatment of choice. ..
Sakorafas G, Sarr M, Van De Velde C, Peros G. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas: a surgical perspective. Surg Oncol. 2005;14:155-78 pubmed
..However, invasive IPMNs behave quite similar to ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas when analyzed stage-by-stage, with a slightly better prognosis; however, even after an R0 resection, recurrence is common. ..
Sakorafas G, Tsiotou A. Etiology and pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis: current concepts. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2000;30:343-56 pubmed
..interleukin [IL]-1, IL-6, IL-8, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, platelet activating factor) are considered to be principal mediators in the transformation of acute pancreatitis from a local inflammatory process into a multiorgan illness. ..
Sakorafas G, Friess H, Peros G. The genetic basis of hereditary medullary thyroid cancer: clinical implications for the surgeon, with a particular emphasis on the role of prophylactic thyroidectomy. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2008;15:871-84 pubmed publisher
..Hereditary MTC is a model of genetically determined cancer in which both diagnostic and therapeutic strategies rely on the identification of specific mutations. ..
Sakorafas G, Kokoropoulos P, Lappas C, Sampanis D, Smyrniotis V. External branch of the superior laryngeal nerve: applied surgical anatomy and implications in thyroid surgery. Am Surg. 2012;78:986-91 pubmed
..An in-depth knowledge of the surgical anatomy of the EBSLN is therefore required from the part of the operating surgeon to protect this nerve during thyroid surgery. ..
Sakorafas G, Smyrniotis V, Reid Lombardo K, Sarr M. Primary pancreatic cystic neoplasms of the pancreas revisited. Part IV: rare cystic neoplasms. Surg Oncol. 2012;21:153-63 pubmed publisher
..Moreover, each of these unusual neoplasms has their own natural history/tumor biology and may require a different level of operative aggressiveness to obtain the optimal outcome. ..
Sakorafas G, Peros G. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer: what a physician should know, a decade after its introduction in clinical practice. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2007;16:318-21 pubmed
..The physician should be familiar with this new technique. This will allow him or her to be more actively involved in the management of breast cancer patients and to understand the available management options for these patients. ..