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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the procedure of choice in the nutritional management of patients requiring gastrostomies. Laparoscopic gastrostomy is usually performed when PEG is contraindicated, for example, in patients with esophageal strictures, large gastric tumors, or a history of multiple abdominal surgery. We report herein a case of(More)
A retrospective study of 61 patients (61 legs) with recurrent varicose veins (RVV) and saphenofemoral junction (SFJ) incompetence was set up to assess the efficacy of re-exploration of the SFJ through a lateral approach. All the patients underwent re-exploration of the SFJ by a single surgeon (MPV) through a lateral approach. Thirty-one patients (50.8%)(More)
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor originating from the smooth muscular tissue in any part of the organism. The only therapy is its complete removal. We describe herein the operative treatment of a retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma with gasless laparoscopic complete removal. The procedure was successfully performed in a consenting woman with an abdominal(More)
Each year, a large number of infants and children undergo vascular catheterization via access in a lower extremity. The femoral system is relatively easy to cannulate, and this approach avoids use of more central access approaches that may present more serious complications. Infrequently, however, pediatric patients develop acute ischemia of the ipsilateral(More)
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) remains the gold standard for assessing axillary node status in breast cancer. Preoperative scintigrams have been used to identify the sentinel lymph node (SLN); however, their use is controversial. Studies suggest they add little to successful SLN detection in theatre, immediately prior to node excision. They have been(More)
Ruptured duodenal peptic ulcer is a serious complication of ulcer disease that occurs in approximately 5% of cases. Its emergency treatment is based on surgery, namely, simple closure or more definitive ulcer surgery. Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer with classic insufflation of CO2 is quick, simple, and technically feasible in most(More)
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