Letter from the Editor

Leading article

7 Thyroidectomy as treatment of Graves’ disese

Aidonopoulos AP.


Experimental   studies

10 Changes of patients’ levels of gastin, secretin, somatostatin and cholekystokinine after comphete abolishment of exocrine pancreatic function. Experimental study

Skandalos I, Botsios D, Vasiliadis K, Giovos I, Aggelopoulos S, Tsalis K, Dadoukis I


20     Mannitol as a free radical scanerger in experimental gut ischemia-reperfusion-induced lung injury

Eleftheriadis E, Kotzampassi K.


25    Administration of high dose recombinant growth hormone to patients with multiple trauma on mechanical ventilation

Botsios D, Kavouni A, Bitzani M, Vasiliadis K, Pondikidis N,Koletsos K, Krassas G.


35     Neutrophils in a rat model of liver ischemia reperfusion injury

Kotzampassi K, Kalekou Ch, Papamythiotis D, Eleftheriadis E.


41     Anatomical basis of compression of the common peroneal nerve associated with the lithotomoy position

Apostolidis S, Basdanis G, Michalopoulos A, ParamythiotisD, Papadopoulos V, Gigis J, Tsikaras P.


Clinical works

46     Carotid angioplasty and primary stenting. Our 1997-2003 experience in 140 cases concerning 134 patients

Gerasimidis T, Papazoglou K, Kamparoudis A, Konstantinidis K,Liasidis H, Karamanos D, Sfyroeras G, Zampas N.


52     Echinococciasis or hydatid disease of the liver

Pavlidis TE, Atmatzidis KS.


56     Neglected monteggia lesion in adult polytrauma patients

Bischiniotis I, Balabanidou E, Mikalef P, Gamvros O, Aidonopoulos A.


61     Unexpected findings imitating irreducible groin hernias

Apostolidis S, Paramythiotis D, Michalopoulos A, Papadopoulos V,Basdanis G, Tsikaras P, Harlaftis N.


Case reports

66     Giant pertoperitoneal liposarcoma. Case report and review of the literature

Fachantides E, Paramythiotis D, Papadopoulos V, Kosmidis Chr.,Efthimiadis Chr, Tzioufa B, Harlaftis N.


72     Bilateral pheochromocytoma associated with neurofibromatosis type 1and ileal stromal tumor

Gerasimidis T, Kamparoudis A, Petras P, Karamanos D,Douma S, Zampoulis C, Kostopoulou E


77     Carcinoma of the head of the pancreas. 15 year experience

Papavramidis Sp, Kotidis E, Ntokmetzioglou I, Kesisoglou I, Gamvros O.