Alexander Kantarovsky

Alexander Kantarovsky
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center · Vascular Surgery Unit

Doctor of Medicine

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Objectives: To analyze, perioperatively and in follow-up, transilluminated powered phlebectomy (TIPP), a surgical technique for the treatment of varicose veins. Method: Retrospective study in one medical institution of patients undergoing TIPP between July 2015 and December 2017. Data analyzed included demographic data, surgery, and results. Pos...
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Varicose veins have been described as early as the classical period of ancient Greece, and continue to affect the quality of life of up to one third of the population in the industrialized world. In recent years considerable progress has been achieved in understanding the pathological basis of this condition and in the development of new treatment...
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This article describes the use of a Foley catheter placed through the entrance of the penetrating wound to control hemorrhage from sites that are difficult to access by direct pressure, such as neck and groin. A case describing the use of the method is presented. This technique is almost unknown in Israel even though it has been published in the me...
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An acute occlusion of the tibio-peroneal trunk, due to gunshot wound injury in a young woman is presented. Delineation of the injury was determined during wound exploration. The wounded vessel was resected and arterial reconstruction was achieved by contralateral non-reversed greater saphenous vein graft interposition pretreated with blind valvulot...
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The ischemic "steal" syndrome complicates angio-access in a growing number of hemodialysed patients. Until now, operative attempts (fistula ligation or banding) to treat this problem have met with only limited success. To assess the results of DRIL (distal revascularization-interval ligation) procedure in treating the "steal" syndrome. A retrospect...
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This is a prospective study of 212 black South African patients operated on with a pre-operative diagnosis of acute appendicitis. There were 143 male and 69 female patients. Forty-four patients had normal appendices and 122 non-perforated and 46 perforated acute appendices. The appendix was normal in 12 male and 32 female patients. Most presenting...
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This is a report of a 2-year experience with the management of penetrating injury of the cervical trachea. There were 29 cases. The respiratory status of the patient on admission dominated the initial management: 12 patients required emergency intubation and were immediately taken to operation, while 17 patients were more stable and could be subjec...
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Between 1 January 1990 and 1 September 1994 a total of 109 carotid endarterectomies were performed without preoperative angiography. Only two cases were considered by the surgeon to have a poor correlation between the duplex examination results and intraoperative findings; the outcome was good in both. The perioperative mortality rate was 1.8 per c...
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The different etiologies of renal occlusion are reviewed. A special category, division of the left renal vein in abdominal aortic surgery, is also discussed in the review. The various diagnostic modalities used in cases of renal vein occlusion include excretory urography, ultrasound, nuclear scan, angiography, venography, computerized tomography an...
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During an operation for suspected appendicitis, no appendix was found at the confluence of the caecal taeniae. A mobile mass in the caecum was explored and intussusception of the appendix was identified. Histological examination of the specimen revealed carcinoid of the appendix. The diagnosis and management of intussusception of the appendix are d...
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Adenocarcinoma of the vermiform appendix is rare. It usually produces signs of acute appendicitis and is discovered only on pathological examination. The treatment of choice is right hemicolectomy, usually performed as a secondary operation. 2 cases of appendiceal carcinoma, in a 59-year-old man and in a 70-year-old woman, are described.
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A retrospective study of 18 adults admitted to Meir General Hospital with pyogenic liver abscess during the years 1982-88 was conducted. Our most useful diagnostic tool was ultrasound, which was accurate in all 15 patients in whom it was performed. Only two patients presented with multiple abscesses. Increased alkaline phosphatase was the most pred...
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A simple technique of definitive management of acute pilonidal abscess is described. The procedure consists of incision with drainage of pus followed by controlled excision of diseased tissue and lateral sinuses, using a loop diathermy. It allows one-stage definitive management of both acute pilonidal abscess and chronic pilonidal sinuses.
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A retrospective study of eight patients who had suffered from malignant melanoma in the anorectal region was carried out. The initial presentation, histological findings, treatment, and survival are described. Mean survival was 18 months; however, one patient survived 147 months after initial diagnosis. An inverse correlation was noted between dept...
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A retrospective study of eight patients who had suffered from malignant melanoma in the anorectal region was carried out. The initial presentation, histological findings, treatment, and survival are described. Mean survival was 18 months; however, one patient survived 147 months after initial diagnosis. An inverse correlation was noted between dept...

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