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Constantine                    Karakousis

Constantine P. Karakousis MD

Department of Surgery


Specialty/Research Focus

Oncology; Surgery

Professional Summary:

My current research interests and expertise are in the following areas: limb salvage for sarcomas and other tumors; node dissections in malignant melanoma; regional chemotherapy; debulking of disseminated abdominal tumors; intraperitoneal chemotherapy; intraoperative radiation; resection of difficult or unresectable tumors.

1)resection of difficult "unresectable" tumors which can be rendered resectable through special surgical techniques; e.g. retroperitoneal sarcoma limb preserving surgery and resection of extremity sarcomas.
20 surgical treatment of malignant melanoma, stages I-IV.

Other research interestes:
1) Tumor Immunology;
2) Regional chemotherapy;
3) The development of a predictable, reliable chemosensityiveity assay in vitro.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo (1986)
  • MD, University of Athens, Athens, Greece (1963)

Journal Articles:
  • Karakousis CP. The platysma muscle in neck dissection.. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2000; 26(6).
  • Karakousis CP. Abdominoinguinal incision and other incisions in the resection of pelvic tumors.. Surg Oncol. 2000; 9(2).
  • Karakousis CP, Grigoropoulos P. Sentinel node biopsy before and after wide excision of the primary melanoma.. Ann Surg Oncol. 1999; 6(8).
  • Zografos GC, Karakousis CP. Repair after radical groin dissection.. J Surg Oncol. 1999; 71(2).
  • Karakousis CP. The abdominoinguinal incision: the equivalent of thoracoabdominal incision for the lower quadrants of the abdomen.. J Surg Oncol. 1998; 69(4).
  • Rikaniadis N, Konstadoulakis MM, Kymionis GD, Tsibloulis B, Peveretos P, Karakousis CP. Long-term survival of a female patient with primary malignant melanoma of the urethra.. Eur J Surg Oncol. 1998; 24(6).
  • Rao UN, Hanan SH, Lotze MT, Karakousis CP. Distant skin and soft tissue metastases from sarcomas.. J Surg Oncol. 1998; 69(2).
  • Giokas G, Karakousis CP. Richter hernia of the stomach.. J Surg Oncol. 1998; 69(1).
  • Karakousis CP. Therapeutic node dissections in malignant melanoma.. Ann Surg Oncol. 1998; 5(6).
  • Karakousis CP, Kontzoglou K, Driscoll D. Sarcomas near extremity joints in adults.. J Surg Oncol. 1998; 67(3).
  • Polsky S, Goodloe S, Peterson S, Karakousis CP. Leiomyosarcoma of the renal vein.. Eur J Surg Oncol. 1997; 23(5).
  • Apffelstaedt JP, Driscoll DL, Spellman JE, Velez AF, Gibbs JF, Karakousis CP. Complications and outcome of external hemipelvectomy in the management of pelvic tumors.. Ann Surg Oncol. 1996; 3(3).
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Buffalo General Medical Center
Department of Surgery
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 859-3349
Fax: (716) 859-4580

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