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Leiomyomas are rare benign esophageal neoplasms with an indolent clinical course. Symptoms mimic that of esophageal cancer. Esophagoscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography are the main diagnostic methods. Symptomatic and large leiomyomas should be treated surgically while small, asymptomatic lesions may be managed by regular follow up and repeated endoscopies.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of surgical technique in the form of electrocautery and suction drains on seroma formation following surgery for breast cancer. A prospective randomized study was carried out. One hundred and sixty patients with breast cancer who underwent surgery were allocated to four arms using a 2 x 2 factorial design.… (More)
Introduction Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a clinical condition characterized by mucinous tumors and mucinous ascites that accumulates in large volume and over time will interrupt gastrointestinal function. Pseudomyxoma peritonei most commonly arises from a mucinous neoplasm of the appendix (Sugarbaker et al., 1996). Also, occasionally this syndrome may arise… (More)
At Tata Memorial Hospital, as a dedicated breast service at a tertiary cancer center in India, incompletely performed breast surgeries are encountered very frequently; however, there is a lack of published data on incompletely performed breast surgeries, revision surgeries, and their outcomes. Between March 2000 and November 2003, the authors audited 850… (More)