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Video-assisted versus conventional parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism: a prospective randomized study.
BACKGROUND Several studies demonstrated the feasibility of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy as a treatment for primary hyperparathyroidism. We compared its results with those of traditionalExpand
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Endoscopic parathyroidectomy: report of an initial experience.
BACKGROUND Preoperative localization of parathyroid lesions and intraoperative quick parathyroid hormone (PTH) assay have been proposed to minimize the extent of operation in primaryExpand
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Endoscopic parathyroidectomy by a gasless approach.
Endoscopic approach for the treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism is one of the new fields of interest for minimally invasive surgery. The removal of the parathyroid gland can be achieved eitherExpand
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Endoscopic surgery in Senegal. Benefits, costs and limits.
BACKGROUND Evaluating the introduction of endoscopic surgery in Senegal may be useful for assessing the role of this technology in developing countries. METHODS The endoscopic surgery performed atExpand
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Effects of Land Mines and Unexploded Ordnance on the Pediatric Population and Comparison with Adults in Rural Cambodia
BackgroundThis paper was designed to evaluate and compare the impact of explosive war remnants on children versus adults in rural Cambodia.MethodsA prospective review of trauma database from NovemberExpand
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Adrenal masses in non-small cell lung carcinoma patients: is there any role for laparoscopic procedures?
Surgical treatment of adrenal metastases from non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is a current and controversial issue. We analyze our experience with the laparoscopic treatment of NSCLC solitaryExpand
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Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in primary hyperparathyroidism before and after surgery.
Twenty consecutive unselected patients with proven primary hyperparathyroidism (PH), 26 essential hypertensive (EH) patients, and 13 normotensives were studied. Blood pressure (BP) and, underExpand
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Subcutaneous forearm transplantation of autologous parathyroid tissue in patients with renal hyperparathyroidism.
BACKGROUND Parathyroidectomy is required in up to 5% of patients with chronic renal failure. Intramuscular transplantation of autologous parathyroid tissue in the forearm has been the traditionalExpand
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Traditional versus laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of pheochromocytoma: a preliminary study.
Laparoscopic removal of adrenal masses has been successfully accomplished by many authors, but some doubts still remain about the surgical treatment of pheochromocytomas by the laparoscopic approach.Expand
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