Alexander Kurchin

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One hundred patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis (HH) underwent bilateral upper dorsal sympathectomy (UDS) by the supraclavicular approach. Pre-operative epidemiological and clinical data are described. The immediate and late results, as well as the complications and side-effects are detailed. Follow-up was completed on 93 patients between four and 50(More)
This report provides a detailed description of the operative technique, anatomical variations, and surgical pitfalls of supraclavicular upper dorsal sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis, based on experience with performance of a simultaneous bilateral operation in 155 patients between 1971 and 1976. The denervation is preganglionic and is confined to(More)
Sixty-nine patients were evaluated prospectively by sonography and history to determine the presence of cholelithiasis. Sixteen patients (23%) had a positive diagnosis. A control group was also prospectively evaluated. We have determined that patients above age 50 with a permanent ileostomy are at statistically significant risk of having cholelithiasis, and(More)
Colonoscopy is a commonly performed procedure for diagnosis and treatment of large bowel diseases. Recognized complications include bleeding and perforation. Splenic injury during colonoscopy is a rare complication. We report a case of a 73-year-old woman who presented with left-sided abdominal pain after colonoscopy with finding of splenic injury on CT(More)
In a series of 100 bilateral upper dorsal sympathectomies performed for palmar hyperhidrosis, gustatory sweating and other gustatory phenomena were reported by 68 of 93 patients (73%), followed up for an average of 1 1/2 years. These gustatory phenomena were quite different from physiologic gustatory sweating: a wide range of gustatory stimuli caused a(More)
Over a 20 year period 26 patients were admitted because of ingesting foreign bodies. Ten patients, mostly children, remembered swallowing a metallic foreign body. Most of the patients were asymptomatic and were admitted for observation. Sixteen patients underwent operation. The distal large bowel was the area most commonly involved, not the ileocecal region(More)