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We report a typical case of right paraduodenal hernia (RPH) and review the literature on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this uncommon entity. A 32-year-old woman was hospitalized with acute abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting. Computed tomography (CT) findings suggested RPH, which was confirmed by explorative laparoscopy. We performed an(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the incidence of trocar site hernias (TSH) following laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) through a long-term follow-up and to elucidate the significance of several technical and patient-related factors. A total of 313 patients submitted to LC between 2000 and 2004 were included in our study. The(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and identify the risk factors associated with colorectal anastomotic leakage. A further objective was to investigate the therapeutic choices. We reviewed the clinical files of 124 patients who underwent mechanical end-to-end anastomosis after colorectal resection during the period 2000-2007. The mean age was(More)
The authors would first like to stress the increasing frequency of bronchial asthma during or after influenza. To find an explanation for this occurrence they observed tissue reactions following an injection of viral material. In their experiments, they injected into the skin of guinea pigs, strains of the Hong Kong, Texas and USSR influenza viruses using(More)
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