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Of 1573 consecutive patients with endometriosis diagnosed at laparoscopy or celiotomy, 85 patients (5.4%) had gastrointestinal involvement and 11 patients (0.7%) required bowel resection due to recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms (usually obstructive in nature) and/or suspicion of malignancy. Of 63 patients with gastrointestinal involvement at sites other(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether preoperative administration of combination chemotherapy and external beam irradiation ("chemoradiation") for patients with stage II or stage III rectal carcinoma had an impact on perioperative morbidity on oncologic outcome, as compared with patients not receiving preoperative chemoradiation. DESIGN A group of patients with(More)
We conducted a combined treatment pilot project in 17 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus. Thirteen of the patients initially had stage I or II disease, and four had stage III disease. Each patient received three cycles of chemotherapy consisting of a high dose of cisplatin (100 mg/sq m), followed by continuous infusion of(More)
Four patients had complicated gastric and duodenal fistulas. In each patient, factors including marked inflammation and dense adhesions made dissection and mobilization difficult and hazardous. As a result, the standard recommended management of the fistulas was impossible. In each of these patients a Roux-en-Y operation was used successfully as an(More)
Seventy-eight patients underwent palliative resections for adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum. The operative mortality was 6.4 per cent. The high morbidity rate of 43.5 per cent, mostly attributable to errors in operative technic and sepsis, could not be related to the extent of tumor spread. In fifty-nine patients long-term follow-up revealed a mean(More)
A group of 31 patients with a variety of gastric ulcers were treated by vagotomy, biopsy, oversewing of bleeding points and a wide double pyloroplasty. On patient, a quadriplegic with multiple stress ulcers, rebled and had to undergo resection. He died a month later of progressive respiratory problems. A second quadriplegic died a month after a bleeding(More)
The current study was done to compare the hemodynamic changes, recovery events and economic impact of elective inguinal herniorrhaphy performed with general anesthesia (GA) or regional field block (RB) in 20 patients (American Society of Anesthesiology class I). In the GA group, anesthesia was induced with thiopental and the trachea was intubated after(More)