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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare single-incision laparoscopic colectomy (SILC) to multiport laparoscopic colectomy (MLC) when performed by experienced laparoscopic surgeons. BACKGROUND Recent case reports and single institution series have demonstrated the feasibility of SILC. Few comparative studies for MLC and SILC have been reported. (More)
PURPOSE Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is gaining momentum in general surgery but it is essentially unstudied for laparoscopic colectomy. The aim of our study was to compare outcomes for single-incision laparoscopic colectomy with laparoscopic-assisted colectomy. METHODS Patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy were prospectively entered into an(More)
Although many Müllerian duct anomalies do not require treatment, surgical intervention is sometimes necessary to enable sexual activity or to preserve fertility. The identification of these anomalies is important for optimal clinical management or surgical treatment. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is a robust method for adequately evaluating and(More)
Right lower quadrant pain in children can result from various underlying conditions other than acute appendicitis. The common mimics of acute appendicitis are related to acute gastrointestinal and genitourinary diseases. Diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain in the pediatric population can be challenging, especially when the symptoms are often nonspecific.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to describe the gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of temporomandibular joints (TMJs) in children with arthritis. These findings would facilitate the early diagnosis of disease and/or relapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the present retrospective study, 2 pediatric radiologists reviewed(More)
Congenital pulmonary malformations represent a heterogeneous group of developmental disorders affecting the lung parenchyma, the arterial supply to the lung, and the lung's venous drainage. In both asymptomatic and symptomatic pediatric patients with congenital pulmonary malformations, the diagnosis of such malformations usually requires imaging evaluation,(More)
Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) affects young infants and children. The underlying etiopathogenesis of this rare disease is due to the mutation of the elastin gene that is responsible for the elasticity of the arterial wall. As a result of inadequate elastin production, the major systemic arteries become abnormally rigid and can be manifested by an(More)
BACKGROUND Primary mucinous carcinoma is a rare primary adnexal neoplasm of the skin with a high recurrence rate. OBJECTIVE To improve the recognition of this clinical entity and aid in establishing the origin of this tumor. METHODS Two cases of this tumor were reported and investigated histopathologically and histochemically. Furthermore, some mucinous(More)
BACKGROUND Although chest radiography is commonly used to establish the diagnosis of pneumonia in children, the reliability of radiographic findings among radiologists is not well described. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of radiographic features commonly described by radiologists in childhood pneumonia. (More)
Pulmonary sequestration is a congenital lung malformation, defined by dysplastic and non-functioning lung tissue lacking normal tracheobronchial connections and accompanied by an anomalous systemic blood supply. Recognition of anomalous arteries and veins in pulmonary sequestration is paramount to making the correct diagnosis. In contrast to intralobar(More)