Carlo M Manookian

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PURPOSE We compared laparoscopic with open colectomy for treatment of colorectal cancer. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of patients undergoing colectomy for colorectal cancer between January 1991 and March 1996 at a large private metropolitan teaching hospital. Operative techniques included open (n=90) and laparoscopic (n=80) colectomy.(More)
Anal sphincter spasm is a common finding in patients with anal fissure disease. It is postulated that spasm impedes mucosal blood flow and impairs healing. Topical nitroglycerin (NTG), a nitric oxide donor compound, has been shown to cause relaxation of the anal sphincter and may have treatment efficacy in the management of anal fissure. The purpose of this(More)
PURPOSE Although anorectal disease is common in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients, little is known about the type and anatomic distribution of anal fistulas in this patient group. The aim of this study was to compare anatomic characteristics of anal fistulas in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients with those in human immunodeficiency(More)
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