Diego Abrego

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BACKGROUND The role of laparoscopic surgery in the management of colorectal cancer is controversial. This study was undertaken to determine the oncological adequacy, in terms of margins of resection, lymph node harvest, and anastomotic and locoregional recurrence of laparoscopic colectomy in patients with stage III (node-positive) colorectal cancer. (More)
Most malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract rise from intraluminal sources. Endoscopic evaluation for diagnosis and treatment of these disease processes is a very accurate and inexpensive method compared with non-endoscopic methods alone. Combined laparoscopic and flexible endoscopic techniques greatly facilitate laparoscopic treatment of a significant(More)
Postoperative nasogastric suction is not a necessary complement to elective colon resection. We studied two groups of patients who had elective colon resection: nasogastric suction was used in the postoperative management of 53 patients, while 23 patients were managed without nasogastric suction. The morbidity and mortality rates were comparable in the two(More)
BACKGROUND Capnoperitoneum and anaesthesia impair lung aeration during laparoscopy in children. These changes can be detected and monitored at the bedside by lung ultrasound (LUS). OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to assess the impact of general anaesthesia and capnoperitoneum on lung collapse and the potential preventive effect of lung recruitment(More)
Following is a report and a review of literature concerning the supernumerary ovary. Up to now only 7 cases have been reported, and our case appears to be the eighth. The anatomic situation in this case was unusual since it was found in the mesentery. Of the cases previously reported, 2 have been associated with benign cystic teratoma.
PURPOSE The advent of laparoscopic surgery has altered the manner by which surgical specialties address pathologies of the abdominal cavity. This advance in technology has also changed colorectal surgery. One of the more common procedures of colorectal surgery is segmental resection for polyps that are large, broad based, or inaccessible for colonoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Doppler images of pulmonary vessels in pulmonary diseases associated with subpleural consolidations have been described. Color Doppler easily identifies such vessels within consolidations while spectral Doppler analysis allows the differentiation between pulmonary and bronchial arteries. Thus, Doppler helps in diagnosing the nature of(More)
Background: The role of laparoscopic surgery in the management of colorectal cancer is controversial. This study was undertaken to determine the oncological adequacy, in terms of margins of resection, lymph node harvest, and anastomotic and locoregional recurrence of laparoscopic colectomy in patients with stage III (node-positive) colorectal cancer.(More)
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