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The aim of the present study was to investigate the value of preoperative staging in primary operable breast cancer. This retrospective study included patients presenting between May 1999 and February 2004 with operable primary breast cancer. Of the 221 patients 189 had normal and 32 suspicious or positive bone scans (BS). Of the 189 patients with normal BS(More)
Mammary implants marketed by Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) were found to contain industrial grade silicone and this caused heightened anxiety and extensive publicity regarding their safety in humans. These implants were used in a large number of patients worldwide for augmentation or breast reconstruction. We reviewed articles identified by searches of(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to assess the management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a district hospital and to compare these results with national guidelines and the published literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective and retrospective study included 112 patients, mean age 66 years, who presented with acute upper(More)
BACKGROUND This study reviewed the results of performing day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy to assess the feasibility and safety of the procedure as a day case. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a prospective study of 150 day case laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed between September 1999 and December 2004 under the care of the senior author. The(More)
BACKGROUND The use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients presenting with clinically positive lymph nodes remains controversial. METHODS A computer-aided search of the literature regarding SLNB in clinically node-positive breast cancer treated with NAC was carried out to identify the false negative rate(More)
BACKGROUND Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) has become the standard treatment regimen for locally advanced breast cancer and has recently been incorporated into the treatment of early breast cancer. It allows down-staging of tumors favoring breast-conservative surgery over mastectomy. Furthermore, NAC results in nodal conversion in about 40% of patients. This(More)
BACKGROUND Recent discussion has suggested that some cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) with high risk of invasive disease may require sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). METHODS Systematic literature review identified 48 studies (9,803 DCIS patients who underwent SLNB). Separate analyses for patients diagnosed preoperatively by core sampling and(More)
BACKGROUND Lipofilling is an increasingly popular technique for breast reconstruction following both mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery (BCS). However, concerns remain over its oncological safety and its effect on cancer recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic literature review and meta-analysis was carried out. Patients who had undergone(More)
BACKGROUND The papillary cystic and solid tumour of the pancreas (PCSTP) is a rare primary neoplasm of unknown pathogenesis typically found in young women. PCSTP is a low-grade malignant tumour, which is often asymptomatic but it may present with abdominal pain. CASE PRESENTATION A 38 year old female patient who presented with one day history of(More)
Lipofilling is a reconstructive and aesthetic technique that has recently grown in popularity and is increasingly being used in breast surgery. Previous concerns had been raised regarding its safety when used for remodelling and reconstruction of the breast; however, these concerns have since been dismissed. Over the subsequent two decades, little evidence(More)