Attila Vágvölgyi

University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary

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Publications (7)6.92 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Intubation of the tracheobronchial tree is the most common type of malposition during the placement of narrow-bore enternal tubes. In addition to other treatment components in a 65-year-old female, nasojejunal feeding was started to treat her for severe acute pancreatitis. After the placement of the narrow-bore feeding tube, she developed dyspnea and huskiness. On auscultation and X-ray investigation, the right pneumothorax was detected and the tube was found in the chest cavity. The diagnosis was confirmed by bronchoscopy. Videothoracoscopic resection and closure of the lacerated lung, using a tube thoracostomy, were performed. The patient recovered after postoperative conservative treatment for her pancreatitis. Pneumothorax and laceration of the lung-caused by the malposition of narrow-bore enternal tube-can be successfully treated by applying videothoracoscopy.
    Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques 11/2008; 18(5):735-7. · 1.07 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mesohepatectomy is a method of surgical treatments for the centrally-located liver diseases. These operations were performed without hilar dissection by our modification and the results were evaluated. Between 2000 and 2002 we performed eight modified mesohepatectomy in cases of central malignant tumors of the liver. Preoperative examinations were done by strict protocol. We performed the operation with CUSA US scalpel. On postoperative days 1, 3, 5 and 7, we monitored the patients' liver enzymes, bilirubin level and hemostasis factors. After recovering the patients received chemotherapy. Follow-up was done 3 and 6 months later. The time of operation and the blood consumption were significantly less with this modified technique comparing data found in the literature. The average tumor-free interval is 6.5 months, in five patients. On reflection of these data, we consider mesohepatectomy performed without hilar dissection to be a suitable method for the treatment of centrally-located tumors. Postoperative morbidity rate is of a similar degree to that of operations using prior dissection, and the advantageous effects of parenchyma sparing mesohepatectomy are retained.
    Hepato-gastroenterology 01/2007; 54(73):201-5. · 0.77 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The authors compare the results of the patients who underwent right hemihepatectomy through anterior approach with those by conventional hemihepatectomy. In 119 patients hemihepatectomy was done, 52 of them were anterior approaches. We used this technique when the tumor was large, or it seemed to be fragile and its mobilisation could be dangerous or infiltrated the diaphragm or the the hepatic vein's preparation was difficult or impossible. We started the operation with dissecting parenchyma from the anterior surface toward hilus without preparation and ligation of the affected vessels and bile duct. No patient died following anterior technique. Death and reoperation occurred in two cases following conventional hemihepatectomy. The operation time and the average nursing days was not significantly different. The blood transfusion was significantly less during anterior approach. However, between the two groups, in those cases when the operations were performed because of liver malignancies, there were no differences regarding to survival rate after 62 months follow up in contrast with the literature. The anterior technique used and modified by authors can be performed safely. The blood consumption is significantly less in the cases of anterior technique. There was no significant difference between the groups regarding to the operation-time and the average nursing days. The median survival rate was similar in both groups. Our team suggest this method of the anterior approach for liver resection in the above mentioned cases.
    Magyar Sebészet (Hungarian Journal of Surgery) 11/2006; 59(5):362-8.
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    ABSTRACT: The authors describe a case of an 38-year-old woman suffering from a parasitical infection which is rare in Hungary. It was diagnosed in connection with a surgical liver segment resection. Visceral larval migrans is an infection caused by migration of the roundworm Toxocara larvae to organs and tissues. The authors describe the pathophysiology of the disease, clinical symptoms, diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities.
    Orvosi Hetilap 07/2004; 145(25):1333-6.
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    ABSTRACT: MSC (Avemar) is a medical nutriment of which preclinical and observational clinical studies suggested an antimetastatic activity with no toxicity. This open-label cohort trial has compared anticancer treatments plus MSC (9 g once daily) vs anticancer treatments alone in colorectal patients, enrolled from three oncosurgical centres; cohort allocation was on the basis of patients' choice. Sixty-six colorectal cancer patients received MSC supplement for more than 6 months and 104 patients served as controls (anticancer therapies alone): no statistical difference was noted in the time from diagnosis to the last visit between the two groups. End-point analysis revealed that progression-related events were significantly less frequent in the MSC group (new recurrences: 3.0 vs 17.3%, P<0.01; new metastases: 7.6 vs 23.1%, P<0.01; deaths: 12.1 vs 31.7%, P<0.01). Survival analysis showed significant improvements in the MSC group regarding progression-free (P=0.0184) and overall survivals (P=0.0278) probabilities. Survival predictors in Cox's proportional hazards were UICC stage and MSC treatment. Continuous supplementation of anticancer therapies with MSC for more than 6 months is beneficial to patients with colorectal cancer in terms of overall and progression-free survival.
    British Journal of Cancer 08/2003; 89(3):465-9. · 5.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This is a case report of a 52 year-old male patient with severe calcific aortic valve stenosis, associated with extended circular calcification of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch. Six months ago the patient underwent an explorative sternotomy in another institute, but the aortic valve replacement was not performed regarding the great risk of the porcelain aorta. The patient's complaints became more severe, so the authors recommended the excision both of the stenotic aortic valve and the calcified ascending aorta and replacement with a mechanical valve and vascular prosthesis. The operation was performed in deep hypothermia and total circulatory arrest with help of cardiopulmonary bypass. The calcified ascending aorta was excised without crossclamping. The vascular graft used for replacement of the ascending aorta was anastomosed to the proximal part of the aortic arch, then it was clamped and the extracorporal circulation was started again with rewarming of the patient. The aortic valve was replaced with a 21 mm St. Jude HP mechanical valve prosthesis in the usual manner. At last, the graft was anastomosed supracoronary to the proximal stump of the ascending aorta. Extracorporal circulation was discontinued without any difficulties. Apart from a few days of somnolence, the patient's recovery was uneventful, he was discharged from hospital on the 12th postoperative day. Three months after the surgery he had no complaints and returned to work without any problems.
    Orvosi Hetilap 03/2003; 144(7):313-6.
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    ABSTRACT: We performed liver resection for focal liver disease in 266 patients between January 1, 1992 and December 31, 2001 at the University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center, Medical School of Medicine, 2nd Department of Surgery in Debrecen, Hungary. The indication was primary liver cancer in 35 cases, liver metastasis in 97 cases. The primary tumour and its liver metastases were removed synchronously in 28 patients (29.9%). Comparing the results of different operating methods we found the need of transfusion significantly less in "anterior" liver resections. Regarding operating time, complications and survival time there were no significant differences between the different operations. One patient died in the perioperative period because of cardiac failure and one because of DIC (1.5%). There were 4 complications which needed reoperation in the early postoperative period. Eighty of the patients were treated with systemic adjuvant chemotherapy (Mayo protocol), with added chemoembolisation in another 26 patients. This has not increased life expectancy significantly. Thirty-two patients are still alive, their average survival time is 21.2 (5 to 59) months. The average survival time of the 78 patients' who died is 16.5 (3 to 58) months. Twenty-two patients were lost out of our follow-up.
    Magyar Sebészet (Hungarian Journal of Surgery) 09/2002; 55(4):243-9.

Publication Stats

33 Citations
6.92 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2003–2008
    • University of Debrecen
      • Institute of Surgery
      Debrecen, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary
  • 2004
    • Debreceni Egyetem, Orvos- és Egészségtudományi Centrum
      Debreczyn, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary