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A systematic review was conducted to determine if manual decompression is a safe alternative to intraoperative colonic irrigation prior to primary anastomosis in obstructed left-sided colorectal emergencies. Search for relevant articles from 1980 to 2007 was conducted on Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register using the keywords “colonic(More)
Avascular necrosis (avn) of the hip is a well-documented side effect of corticosteroid therapy, but it has also been described as a complication of radiation and chemotherapy. Many prostate cancer patients undergo treatment with all three of those therapeutic modalities, and yet reported cases of avn of the hip in prostate cancer patients are rare. Symptoms(More)
Choledochal cyst is a rare but potentially serious disease with a wide spectrum of presentation. The definitive treatment is an ultra-major operation aiming at complete cyst excision and reconstruction with a hepatico-jejunostomy. In current years, we have applied the laparoscopic technique in this condition. A retrospective review was carried out on our(More)
High-resolution sonography is widely accepted as the method of choice for screening and diagnosis of scrotal pathology in childhood. High-resolution sonography enables rapid evaluation of the paediatric scrotum, with virtually no risk. There is a wide spectrum of disease entities associated with scrotal pathology in childhood. This pictorial essay provides(More)
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