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A systematic review and meta-analysis of the role of radiology in the diagnosis of occult inguinal hernia
BackgroundInguinal hernias are a common cause of groin pain. Most hernias are detectable by clinical examination and many patients proceed to hernia repair on the basis of history and examinationExpand
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Meta‐analysis of Sonography in the Diagnosis of Inguinal Hernias
Groin hernias are common conditions, and there is a need for accurate imaging when the clinical diagnosis is not clear. A meta‐analysis was undertaken to investigate the diagnostic accuracy ofExpand
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Meta-analysis of the use of glyceryl trinitrate ointment after haemorrhoidectomy as an analgesic and in promoting wound healing.
INTRODUCTION Glyceryl Trinitrate (GTN) ointment has been used to treat anal fissure and pain relief in haemorrhoids, but the value of its use post-haemorrhoidectomy as an analgesic and in woundExpand
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The threatened stomach: management of the acute gastric volvulus
AbstractIntroduction Acute presentation of gastric volvulus is a rare condition with a high mortality for acute ischaemia. This study was undertaken to investigate the acute management, diagnosis,Expand
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The role of ultrasound scan in the diagnosis of occult inguinal hernias.
AIMS The aim of this study is to examine the role of ultrasound in conjunction with clinical judgment in diagnosing occult inguinal hernias in patients with groin pain. METHODS The study involved aExpand
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Trans-fascial closure in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
BackgroundLaparoscopic incisional hernia repair has become widely accepted in the management of incisional hernias. There has been recent interest in combining fascial closure along with meshExpand
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Diffuse large B‐cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the bypassed stomach after obesity surgery
Laparoscopic Roux‐en‐Y gastric bypass is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for obesity and, consequently, post‐operative patients are increasingly encountered by all specialties. This isExpand
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Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration: 15-year experience in a district general hospital
AbstractIntroductionThe treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones remains controversial with debate between endoscopic cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and CBD exploration. A recent meta-analysis hasExpand
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Use of the Ambu® aScope 2TM in laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
BackgroundWe have recently begun to use a sterile disposable endoscope to perform laparoscopic common bile duct exploration. We evaluated our practice in a large district general hospital andExpand
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Radiological and clinical examination in the diagnosis of Spigelian hernias
Introduction Spigelian hernia are rarely reported lateral abdominal wall hernias. Clinical diagnosis of a suspected hernia can be challenging owing to vague presenting symptoms and signs. This studyExpand
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