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In a review of 72 cases of trauma to the colon we have demonstrated that a 51 per cent primary closure rate can be obtained if the following considerations are used: 1) anatomic location of colon injury, 2) degree of fecal contamination, 3) number of associated organs injured. Considering these factors individually or in combination we were able to perform(More)
Eight patients with achalasia were treated using laparoscopic esophagomyotomy and anterior (Dor) fundoplication. The procedures were done on patients with clinical, radiological, and manometric diagnoses of achalasia. All procedures were completed laparoscopically. Seven (88%) of the patients were eating by the 3rd postoperative day. The average hospital(More)
The plan for cervical lymph node biopsy should include special maneuvers for recognition of patients with lymphadenitis due to atypical mycobacteria, since these children need extensive operations. The diagnosis should be suspected in children less than 3 yr old with lymphadenopathy present for several months and no exposure to cats (or with negative cat(More)
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