Dr Philippe Gertsch, MD, FRCS, FCSHK - University Hospital of ZURICH - Prof Dr Med

Dr Philippe Gertsch

MD, FRCS, FCSHK

University Hospital of ZURICH

Prof Dr Med

Zürich, Zürich | Switzerland

Additional Specialties: Visceral surgery

Dr Philippe Gertsch, MD, FRCS, FCSHK - University Hospital of ZURICH - Prof Dr Med

Dr Philippe Gertsch

MD, FRCS, FCSHK

Introduction

Prof. P. Gertsch completed his medical degree at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and his surgical training in Lausanne University Hospital. He has been full time consultant in the Departments of Surgery Lausanne University (1981-1985), vice director in the department of Surgery University Hospital Bern Switzerland (1985-1991), chief of upper GI surgery at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong (1991- 1995), with the academic titles of Privat Docent in the Universities of Lausanne and Bern, and Professor of Surgery in the Universities of Bern and Hong Kong (reader). Prof Gertsch has then been Chief of the Department of Surgery at the Ospedale San Giovanni in Bellinzona , southern Switzerland (1996-2008) where treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis was initiated in 1998. Prof. Philippe Gertsch joined the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery at the University Hospital of Zürich in 2009 and has been responsible for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis and consultant in this institution till 2014.

Prof Gertsch is author of more than 200 publications. Besides his Swiss medical qualifications (FMH Visceral Surgery, Diploma of Tropical Medicine ), Prof. Gertsch is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and of the Hong Kong College of Surgeons. He has been president of the Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery from 2003-2005 and member of the board of the Swiss Society of Surgery from 2005 to 2008.

Primary Affiliation: University Hospital of ZURICH - Zürich, Zürich , Switzerland

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Education

Sep 1970
Department of Surgery
training in general surgery
Sep 1963
Lausanne University
medical studies

Experience

Sep 1986
Dept of Surgery Berne University
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
with LH Blumgart Liver transplantation
Sep 1985
ICRC
War Surgery
Jul 1972
Dept of Surgery Lausanne University
General Surgery
8 years Vascular surgery traumatology Kidney transplantation
Mar 1972
Tropical Institute Basel
Course

Publications

67Publications

735Reads

22Profile Views

251PubMed Central Citations

Systemic inflammatory response after hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): The perfusion protocol matters!

Eur J Surg Oncol 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Surgical Oncology Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery & Transplantation, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.03.036DOI Listing
March 2019
6 Reads
3.009 Impact Factor

Where Oncologic and Surgical Complication Scoring Systems Collide: Time for a New Consensus for CRS/HIPEC.

World J Surg 2016 May;40(5):1075-81

Klinik für Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich, Rämistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00268-015-3366-0DOI Listing
May 2016
17 Reads
2.642 Impact Factor

Portal Vein Embolization Followed by Liver Resection versus Liver Resection Alone: a Comparison of Liver Regeneration Dynamics.

Hepatogastroenterology 2015 Jun;62(140):987-91

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June 2015
33 Reads
1 Citation
0.910 Impact Factor

[Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC: a curative strategy for primary and secondary peritoneal tumors].

Praxis (Bern 1994) 2013 Jul;102(15):913-8

Klinik für Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a001367DOI Listing
July 2013
13 Reads

New insight into hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: induction of oxidative stress dramatically enhanced tumor killing in in vitro and in vivo models.

Ann Surg 2012 Nov;256(5):730-7; discussion 737-8

Laboratory of the Swiss Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) and Transplantation Center, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, Zurich, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182737517DOI Listing
November 2012
14 Reads
4 Citations
8.330 Impact Factor

Accessory spleen mimicking a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

Tumori 2011 Nov-Dec;97(6):39e-41e

Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Center, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Via Ospedale 12, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1700/1018.11105DOI Listing
April 2012
5 Reads
1.090 Impact Factor

Evaluation of adaptive changes by non-invasive imaging in hepatic vein outflow obstruction.

HPB Surg 1995 ;8(4):231-6

Clinic of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital Bern, University of Bern, Bern 3010, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1995/79058DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2423793PMC
June 2010
9 Reads
1 Citation

Randomised comparison of complications from three different permanent central venous access systems.

Swiss Med Wkly 2009 May;139(21-22):313-6

Servizio di Chirurgia, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/smw-12523DOI Listing
May 2009
12 Reads
8 Citations

Localized hepatic ischemia after liver resection: a prospective evaluation.

Ann Surg 2007 Dec;246(6):958-64; discussion 964-5

Department of Surgery, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0b013e31815c2a58DOI Listing
December 2007
9 Reads
3 Citations
8.330 Impact Factor

Middle mesenteric artery: contraindication to endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Vasa 2007 Feb;36(1):41-3

Department of Surgery, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/0301-1526.36.1.41DOI Listing
February 2007
9 Reads
1.213 Impact Factor

Preoperative concomitant hyperfractionated radiotherapy and gemcitabine for locally advanced rectal cancers: a phase I-II trial.

Cancer J 2005 Mar-Apr;11(2):133-9

Radiation Oncology Service, University Hospital of Geneva, 24 Rue Micheli-du-Crest, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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August 2005
16 Reads
4.240 Impact Factor

Assessment of quality of life in patients with rectal cancer treated by preoperative radiotherapy: a longitudinal prospective study.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2005 Mar;61(4):1129-35

Radiation Oncology Service, University Hospital of Geneva, 24 Micheli-du-Crest St., 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2004.07.726DOI Listing
March 2005
12 Reads
16 Citations
4.260 Impact Factor

A historical perspective on colorectal liver metastases and peritoneal carcinomatosis: similar results, different treatments.

Authors:
Philippe Gertsch

Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2003 Jul;12(3):531-41

Department of Surgery, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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July 2003
19 Reads
9 Citations
1.674 Impact Factor

Preoperative hyperfractionated radiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancers: a phase I-II trial.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2002 Nov;54(4):1076-81

Division of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital of Geneva, 24 Michelli-du-Crest Street, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland.

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November 2002
15 Reads
2 Citations
4.260 Impact Factor

Body surface area and body weight predict total liver volume in Western adults.

Liver Transpl 2002 Mar;8(3):233-40

Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/jlts.2002.31654DOI Listing
March 2002
8 Reads
73 Citations
4.241 Impact Factor

Surgical treatment of synchronous hepatocellular and esophageal carcinoma: case report and review of literature.

Hepatogastroenterology 2001 May-Jun;48(39):684-6

Department of Surgery, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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January 2002
10 Reads
0.910 Impact Factor

[Complications of chronic pancreatitis and surgical indications].

Authors:
P Gertsch

Swiss Surg 2000 ;6(5):249-53

Servizio di Chirurgia, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona.

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January 2001
5 Reads

Initial experience with the harmonic scalpel in liver surgery.

Hepatogastroenterology 2000 May-Jun;47(33):763-6

Department of Surgery, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Switzerland.

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December 2000
9 Reads
8 Citations
0.910 Impact Factor

[Cephalic duodenopancreatectomy with preservation of pancreaticoduodenal arcades in coeliac trunk occlusion].

Authors:
A Pelloni P Gertsch

Ann Chir 2000 Sep;125(7):660-4

Service de chirurgie, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Suisse.

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September 2000
19 Reads
3 Citations

[Risks and consequences of tumor seeding after percutaneous fine needle biopsy four diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma].

Authors:
A Pelloni P Gertsch

Schweiz Med Wochenschr 2000 Jun;130(23):871-7

Service de chirurgie, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona.

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June 2000
20 Reads
2 Citations

Sphincter-sparing surgery after preoperative radiotherapy for low rectal cancers: feasibility, oncologic results and quality of life outcomes.

Br J Cancer 2000 Mar;82(6):1131-7

Division of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1054/bjoc.1999.1052DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2363346PMC
March 2000
22 Reads
15 Citations
4.840 Impact Factor

[Surgical therapy of complicated sigmoid diverticulitis: single stage or multi-stage operation?].

Zentralbl Chir 1998 ;123(12):1386-9

Abteilung für Chirurgie, Ospedale San Giovanni, Bellinzona, Schweiz.

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April 1999
8 Reads
1.190 Impact Factor

The arterioportal fistula syndrome: clinicopathologic features, diagnosis, and therapy.

Gastroenterology 1997 Oct;113(4):1390-401

Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, USA.

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October 1997
7 Reads
24 Citations
16.720 Impact Factor

Thoracoscopic vagotomy for recurrent ulcer after previous gastric operation.

Aust N Z J Surg 1997 Apr;67(4):177-80

Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.

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April 1997
9 Reads

Changes in hepatic portal resistance and in liver morphology during regeneration: in vitro study in rats.

Eur J Surg 1997 Apr;163(4):297-304

Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.

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April 1997
14 Reads
2 Citations

Laparoscopic Taylor procedure in Chinese patients.

Gastrointest Endosc 1996 Mar;43(3):243-7

Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital.

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March 1996
8 Reads
5.370 Impact Factor

Living unrelated liver transplantation between spouses for fulminant hepatic failure.

Br J Surg 1995 Aug;82(8):1037

Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital.

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August 1995
7 Reads
5 Citations
5.542 Impact Factor

Portal hypertension promotes bacterial translocation in rats mono- and non mono-associated with Escherichia coli C25.

HPB Surg 1994 ;8(2):95-100

Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Berne, Inselspital, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2423765PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1994/57549DOI Listing
April 1995
12 Reads
1 Citation

Late graft dysfunction after liver transplantation for primary biliary cirrhosis: disease recurrence versus chronic graft rejection.

Am J Gastroenterol 1994 Oct;89(10):1896-8

Department of Digestive Surgery, University Hospitals St-Luc, Brussels.

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October 1994
14 Reads
10.760 Impact Factor

Techniques and results of variceal pressure measurements.

Authors:
P Gertsch

Acta Gastroenterol Belg 1994 Jan-Feb;57(1):19-25

Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong.

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June 1994
7 Reads

Long-term results of transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma. A multivariate analysis of prognostic factors.

Cancer 1993 Oct;72(8):2312-9

Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland.

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October 1993
13 Reads
3 Citations
4.890 Impact Factor

Manometry of esophageal varices: comparison of an endoscopic balloon technique with needle puncture.

Gastroenterology 1993 Oct;105(4):1159-66

Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital.

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October 1993
8 Reads
4 Citations
16.720 Impact Factor

Transhiatal esophagectomy using a ring dissector.

Surg Gynecol Obstet 1993 Apr;176(4):389-91

Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland.

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April 1993
6 Reads

Recurrent cholangitis with and without anastomotic stricture after biliary-enteric bypass.

Arch Surg 1993 Mar;128(3):269-72

Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA 02215.

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March 1993
9 Reads
6 Citations
4.930 Impact Factor

Indications and limitations of percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis.

Surg Gynecol Obstet 1993 Jan;176(1):49-54

Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland.

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January 1993
10 Reads
4 Citations

Intrahepatic arterioportal fistula following conservative treatment of a traumatic liver rupture: case report.

J Trauma 1992 Nov;33(5):760-4

Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital-Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland.

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November 1992
14 Reads
3 Citations
2.961 Impact Factor

Blunt oesophageal perforation: treatment with surgical exclusion and percutaneous drainage under computed tomographic guidance.

Eur J Surg 1992 Sep;158(9):509-10

Department of Surgery, Inselspital University of Bern, Switzerland.

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September 1992
13 Reads

Malignant cells are collected on circular staplers.

Dis Colon Rectum 1992 Mar;35(3):238-41

Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland.

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March 1992
10 Reads
15 Citations
3.750 Impact Factor

Experimental evaluation of an endoscopic balloon for manometry of esophageal varices.

Gastroenterology 1991 Dec;101(6):1692-700

Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Berne, Inselspital, Switzerland.

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December 1991
9 Reads
16.720 Impact Factor

A simplified technique of esophagojejunostomy.

Surg Gynecol Obstet 1991 Dec;173(6):499-500

Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Bern, Switzerland.

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December 1991
7 Reads

A rare cause of severe bleeding from the anterior duodenal wall: the cystic artery.

J Clin Gastroenterol 1991 Oct;13(5):598-9

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October 1991
8 Reads
3.500 Impact Factor

Pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy. Experience in 20 patients.

HPB Surg 1991 Jun;4(2):109-17; discussion 117-9

Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2442999PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1991/52435DOI Listing
June 1991
9 Reads
1 Citation

[Continence-preserving proctocolectomy using an ileum-pouch-anal anastomosis].

Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1991 Jun;121(26):984-7

Klinik für Viszerale und Transplantationschirurgie, Inselspital Bern.

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June 1991
7 Reads

[Orthotopic liver transplantation at the Island Hospital. Initial experiences 1985-1990].

Helv Chir Acta 1991 May;57(6):865-80

Klinik für Viszerale und Transplantationschirurgie, Inselspital Bern.

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May 1991
8 Reads

Magnetic resonance angiography of abdominal vessels: early experience using the three-dimensional phase-contrast technique.

Br J Radiol 1991 Jan;64(757):10-6

Department of Radiology, University of Berne, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1259/0007-1285-64-757-10DOI Listing
January 1991
12 Reads
1.533 Impact Factor

Multiple tumors of the biliary tract.

Am J Surg 1990 Apr;159(4):386-8

Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Berne, Switzerland.

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April 1990
6 Reads
10 Citations
2.291 Impact Factor

Cure of a bleeding duodenal varix by sclerotherapy.

Br J Surg 1988 Jul;75(7):717

Clinic for Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University of Bern, Switzerland.

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July 1988
7 Reads
6 Citations
5.542 Impact Factor

New cross-country skiing technique and compartment syndrome.

Am J Sports Med 1987 Nov-Dec;15(6):612-3

Department of Surgery B, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/036354658701500616DOI Listing
February 1988
8 Reads
4.362 Impact Factor

Portal pressure measurements before and after Hassab's decongestion operation. A preliminary report.

Int Surg 1987 Jul-Sep;72(3):141-3

Department of Surgery, Alexandria University Hospital, Egypt.

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January 1988
7 Reads
1 Citation
0.250 Impact Factor

Assessment of hospital workload in war surgery.

Authors:
P Gertsch

Br J Surg 1987 Sep;74(9):831-3

ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan.

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September 1987
7 Reads
3 Citations
5.542 Impact Factor

Pressure measurement in oesophageal varices: preliminary report on a new non-invasive method.

Gut 1987 Sep;28(9):1162-5

Service de Chirurgie B CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1433243PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/gut.28.9.1162DOI Listing
September 1987
7 Reads
2 Citations
14.660 Impact Factor

[Carcinoma of Vater's ampulla and precursor states].

Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1987 Jul;117(29):1098-100

Service de chirurgie B, Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois, Lausanne.

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July 1987
5 Reads

Pressure measurements in oesophageal varices: first comparison of two techniques.

Authors:
M Staritz P Gertsch

Endoscopy 1986 Nov;18(6):253-4

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-2007-1018395DOI Listing
November 1986
8 Reads
1 Citation
5.053 Impact Factor

Changing patterns in the vascular form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Arch Surg 1986 Sep;121(9):1061-4

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September 1986
9 Reads
1 Citation
4.930 Impact Factor

[Endoscopic sclerosing for hemorrhage due to ruptured esophageal varices. Results of a prospective study of 50 cases].

Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1986 Apr;116(17):569-71

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April 1986
11 Reads

Superinfected actinomycotic abscess of the liver.

Int Surg 1985 Jan-Mar;70(1):39-40

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September 1985
7 Reads
2 Citations
0.250 Impact Factor

Chronic pancreatic pleural effusions and ascites.

Int Surg 1984 Apr-Jun;69(2):145-7

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January 1985
27 Reads
0.250 Impact Factor

Endoscopic laser treatment of a congenital duodenal diaphragm in an adult.

Gastrointest Endosc 1984 Aug;30(4):253-4

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August 1984
6 Reads
1 Citation
5.370 Impact Factor

Aorto-intestinal fistula after reconstructive arterial surgery.

Int Surg 1983 Jul-Sep;68(3):277-8

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March 1984
7 Reads
0.250 Impact Factor

Endoscopic noninvasive manometry of esophageal varices: prognostic significance.

Am J Surg 1982 Nov;144(5):528-30

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November 1982
9 Reads
3 Citations
2.291 Impact Factor

Strain gauge plethysmographic studies after clipping of the inferior vena cava.

Angiology 1982 Feb;33(2):105-10

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000331978203300205DOI Listing
February 1982
6 Reads
2.370 Impact Factor

A rare tumor of the esophagus: the granular cell myoblastoma. Report of a case and review of the literature.

Endoscopy 1980 Sep;12(5):245-9

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-2007-1021753DOI Listing
September 1980
10 Reads
5.053 Impact Factor

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Swiss Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Center

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Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland

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University Hospital

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University Hospitals of Geneva

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Arnaud D Roth
Arnaud D Roth

Geneva University Hospital

3
Riccardo E Vandoni
Riccardo E Vandoni

Servizio di Chirurgia

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Abdelkarim S Allal
Abdelkarim S Allal

University Hospital of Geneva

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Geneva University Hospital

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Geneva University Hospital and Medical School

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