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BACKGROUND Sciatic hernias are considered the rarest pelvic floor hernias, with a very limited number of published reports worldwide. The condition has received limited attention in the surgical literature. DATA SOURCES The data reported herein are based on a literature review including MEDLINE and CURRENT CONTENTS computerized database searches. The(More)
In the past, colloid (mucinous noncystic) carcinoma (CC) of the pancreas had been included under the category of ordinary ductal adenocarcinoma, a tumor with a dismal prognosis, or was frequently misdiagnosed as mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. The clinicopathologic features of CC have not yet been well characterized, because most cases on record have been(More)
A retrospective review of palliative outcome of gastrojejunostomy in patients with pancreatic cancer was conducted. Eighty-one patients were analyzed in two groups depending on duodenal patency. Forty-five patients (group I) had no evidence of duodenal obstruction. Thirty-six patients (group II) had evidence of impingement on the duodenum by the pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to determine the long-term outcomes of cryotherapy in patients with hepatic malignancies and to describe prognostic factors that may affect survival. METHODS Ninety-eight patients (56 colorectal metastases, 28 noncolorectal metastases, 14 hepatocellular carcinomas) undergoing hepatic cryosurgery were identified in a(More)
In locally advanced pancreatic cancer, the utilization of chemotherapy and radiotherapy is increasing, although in view of the reported long-term results of several contemporary trials, further improvements are certainly needed. Encouraging results using the combination of cisplatin, cytarabine, caffeine, and continuous infusion (CI) 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)(More)
To determine the frequency of c-Kit staining in desmoids and optimize an assay for clinical use, we stained 19 desmoids from various sites at various dilutions with 2 commonly used rabbit polyclonal, anti-c-Kit antibodies (A4502, DAKO, Carpinteria, CA; C-19, Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Santa Cruz, CA), with and without heat-induced epitope retrieval (HIER) in(More)
Sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate phytochemical present predominantly in cruciferous vegetables such as brussels sprout and broccoli, is considered a promising chemo-preventive agent against cancer. In-vitro exposure to SFN appears to result in the induction of apoptosis and cell-cycle arrest in a variety of tumor types. However, the molecular(More)
Appendiceal carcinomas are classified into three distinct histopathological disease entities: disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis (DPAM), peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis (PMCA), or peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis with intermediate or discorant features (PMCA I/D). The treatment of appendiceal tumors should be based on accurate histopathological(More)
Previous reports on the use of the serum amylase level to assess pancreatic injury in patients with blunt abdominal trauma have been disappointing. The availability of methods to measure the serum isoamylases (P & NP) might be expected to improve the accuracy with which the serum amylase level is used. Sixty-one patients treated for a variety of blunt(More)