Carlos Belmonte-Montes

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PURPOSE The aim of this paper is to present the results obtained in five cases with a stoma created by the laparoscopic approach. PATIENTS AND METHOD Analysis of five patients who required a stoma as treatment for their diseases or as a complementary management of another medical problem from March 1999 to May 1999. There were three women and two men.(More)
BACKGROUND Fecal incontinence is more frequent among women, mainly because of obstetrical trauma. The factors that induce these lesions have been widely studied. The Mexican Official Medical Regulations cancelled the routine use of episiotomy during vaginal delivery, taking into account many of these studies. We undertook this study to determine the(More)
Eighty per cent of the intestinal occlusions in the small bowel are the result of adhesions, neoplasms or hernias. Approximately 4.3% of bowel occlusions are due to some type of bezoar. We report an 83 years old male who presented with a clinical picture of intestinal obstruction. He underwent hand-assisted laparoscopic exploration identifying an(More)
BACKGROUND Haemorrhoidal disease is a common disorder. Surgical treatment is indicated in cases of advanced disease. However, postoperative pain, operative time, and technical difficulties have prompted the search for new procedures and improve the existing ones. A modification is proposed to the technique of PPH (Procedure for Prolapse and Haemorrhoids)(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of anal sphincter injury and fecal incontinence after vaginal delivery. METHODS This was a prospective, descriptive, observational study conducted over a three-year period in healthy primiparous females with previously intact anal sphincter and normal continence and without history of(More)
BACKGROUND Diverticular disease is common in industrialized countries. Computed tomography has been used as the preferred diagnostic method; although different scales haves been described to classify the disease, none of them encompass total disease aspects and behaviour. OBJETIVE To analyze the patients with acute diverticulitis confirmed by computed(More)
OBJECTIVE to evaluate the usefulness of bowel sounds, flatus and bowel movement presence to predict tolerance of oral intake in patients following major abdominal surgery. BACKGROUND DATA nutrition is one of the most important factors in the management of postoperative care. The early oral intake has shown to contribute to a faster recovery. Traditionally(More)
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