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BACKGROUND Single-port access laparoscopic surgery is emerging as a method to improve the morbidity and cosmetic benefits of conventional laparoscopic surgery and minimize the surgical trauma. However, the feasibility of this procedure in rectal surgery has not yet been determined. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate our initial experience using(More)
Potential benefits of single-port laparoscopic surgery may include improved cosmetic results, less postoperative pain, surgical trauma and faster recovery. Results of randomized prospective studies with a focus on single-port rectal surgery have not yet been presented. The aim of the present study was to compare single-port and conventional laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Chronic presacral sinus (CPS) following anastomose leakage is one of the most serious complications after restorative colorectal surgery. CPS is associated with long course of treatments and can prevent stoma closure. We present our experience with endoscopic stapled marsupialisation (ESM) of CPS. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven patients(More)
Hamartomatous Polyposis Syndromes (HPS) are genetic syndromes, which include Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Juvenile polyposis syndrome, PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome (Cowden Syndrom, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba and Proteus Syndrome) as well as hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome. Other syndromes such as Gorlin Syndrome and multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome 2B(More)
AIM Physiological elevations of free fatty acids (FFAs) occur in bell-shaped surges lasting some hours, observed nocturnally, during exercise and inflammation. The time-course effects of such FFA surges on insulin sensitivity are unknown. We therefore aimed to define the effects of a graded 4-h FFA elevation intended to mimick physiological excursions. (More)
Self-expanding metal stents are used in some centres as non-surgical palliation for malignant gastric outlet obstruction as an alternative to surgery. No randomized studies exist comparing these two treatment modalities. Descriptive series have shown high success rates of 82-100% for stent placement, and 75-100% of the patients experience relief of the(More)
Growth hormone (GH) and the GH receptor blocker, pegvisomant are usually circulating in high concentration in pegvisomant treated acromegalic patients. This and the close similarity between the peptides make determination of either difficult. In the present methodological study, endogenous GH in serum is initially isolated and determined in a slightly(More)