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Syncope is rare as a presenting symptom of syringomyelia. Three cases are described in which syncope brought the patient to hospital and in each case syringomyelia was subsequently diagnosed and treated. The suggestion is made that impaction of hindbrain hernia or the Chiari malformation may be a causative mechanism of loss of consciousness in such cases;(More)
The advantages of immediate postsurgical fitting in the management of upperextremity amputees have been pointed out by Sarmiento et al. (4) and Loughlin et al. (3). These advantages, which are similar to those for the lower-extremity amputee, are: reduction of postoperative pain, control of postsurgical edema, early use of a prosthetic appliance, early(More)
Not too many years ago, i t was predicted that the esophagus would never yield to surgical attack. Development of improved technics in thoracic surgery and related specialties has made possible the resection of the esophagus with decreasing rates of mortality and morbidity. A state of optimism then arose in association with treatment of cancer of the(More)
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