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Over a 2 year period, 63 of 1,459 patients examined by computerized tomography were found to have adrenal masses. In 19 patients (1.3 percent of patients examined and 30 percent of patients with adrenal masses), they were unexpected and did not give rise to symptoms or signs. Three patients were explored. Two of the patients had adrenocortical adenomas and(More)
Ninety patients with adenocarcinoma of the extrahepatic bile ducts were treated between 1969 and 1984. Fifty-four tumors involved the upper third, 15 the middle third, and 21 the lower third of the common duct. Twenty-two patients had gallstones and five had inflammatory bowel disease. Forty-three patients had operations before definitive treatment; the(More)
Resection was carried out in 118 patients for periampullary lesions. Ninety-eight of these were adenocarcinomas and were treated by the Whipple operation, total pancreatectomy, or local resection (87 patients, 7 patients, and 4 patients, respectively). Diagnosis of pancreatic head carcinoma before resection was falsely positive in 27 percent of the(More)
BACKGROUND Budd-Chiari syndrome is an uncommon disorder caused by obstruction to hepatic venous outflow, causing varying degrees of hepatic injury depending on the extent, severity, and acuity of the obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed the indications for operative intervention and the results of treating 32 patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome(More)
OBJECTIVE This study defined negative outcomes of solid organ transplantation, proposed a new classification of complications by severity, and applied the classification to evaluate the results of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA The lack of uniform reporting of negative outcomes has made reports of transplantation(More)
BACKGROUND Liver resection is accepted treatment for selected patients with colon cancer metastatic to the liver. There remains some controversy regarding the selection criteria, particularly which preoperative features are useful predictors of long survival postresection. METHODS One hundred and twenty-three patients who had liver resection for(More)
A report is given on 26 patients (18 men and 8 women) undergoing low anterior resection for carcinoma of the rectum, using both the TA 55 and EEA staplers. The average age was 65 years (range, 45 to 92 years). The preoperative level of the lesion from the anal verge averaged 9.8 cm (range, 4 to 17 cm). All had well-differentiated or moderately(More)
The double stapling technique (TA-55 and EEA staplers) was used to perform low anterior resections for rectal carcinomas in 79 patients (49 men, 30 women). The mean age was 66 years (range, 38 to 85 years). Curative resections were performed in 68 patients, and palliative resections in 11 patients. The mean level of the cancer from the dentate line was 9 cm(More)
The recommended treatment for nonparasitic hepatic cysts (NPHC) has been either resection or drainage into a Roux loop of jejunum. From 1970-1984 a more conservative approach to NPHC was adopted in 22 patients with large symptomatic cysts. Seventeen patients were treated with simple unroofing without complication. By comparison, two of three patients(More)