Daniel Brosseuk

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OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the safety of laparoscopic appendectomy in a day-care setting and to compare patients selected for laparoscopic versus open appendectomy. DESIGN A retrospective, nonrandomized study. SETTING A community hospital in a small town in British Columbia. PATIENTS Ninety-four consecutive patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute(More)
The long-term success of sartorius myoplasty in 14 of 16 patients who presented with an exposed vascular graft in an infected groin is described. The presenting complications were wound dehiscence (ten patients), hemorrhage (two), skin erosion (two), late bilateral fistulas (one) and false aneurysm (one). Ten grafts were prosthetic and six autogenous.(More)
BACKGROUND Acalculous cholecystitis is a controversial entity that accounts for 5% to 22% of cholecystectomies in some series. Multiple attempts have been made to find an objective clinical algorithm for diagnosis; however, we postulate that careful evaluation of clinical presentation is adequate to allow accurate diagnosis without reliance on ancillary(More)
BACKGROUND Recognition of adenoma to carcinoma progression has established colorectal cancer as a preventable malignancy. Colorectal cancer is, therefore, an ideal malignancy for preventative screening given the presence of a benign precursor. We set out to establish a pilot low-risk endoscopic screening clinic and we discuss our initial results. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND It is not yet clear where laparoscopic procedures will fit into the armamentarium of the surgeon. Over the past decade, there has been a clear trend toward minimally invasive procedures for palliation of inoperable cancer. Traditionally, when duodenal obstruction occurs secondary to a disease process, gastric bypass through laparotomy is(More)
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