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BACKGROUND Improvements in surgical techniques, advances in intensive care medicine and progress in the management of peritoneal sepsis have recently favoured colonic resection with primary anastomosis in the treatment of complicated diverticulitis. METHODS Some 224 patients with complicated diverticulitis who had undergone surgery in the preceding 22(More)
The technique of sliding flap advancement for the treatment of high anal fistulae is described. The technique is not suitable for cases with an acute abscess and is reserved for patients with a well-established chronic fistula track. Thirty patients with anal fistulae were treated by sliding flap advancement from 1980 to 1984. Twenty-nine patients had(More)
Of the 107 patients with complicated diverticulitis operated from 1973–1986 47 were females and 60 males. In 14 of the 107 patients a perforated diverticulitis with diffuse purulent/faecal peritonitis was found, a perforated diverticulitis with localized purulent peritonitis/paracolic abscess in 68 patients and an acute phlegmonous diverticulitis without(More)
In a 20-year period (1974-1993), 4230 patients underwent surgery of the gallbladder. Acute cholecystitis was the indication for emergency laparotomy in 869 patients (20.5%). Retrospective analysis demonstrated that after adjustment for age, sex, and mode of surgery--elective versus emergency--advanced age is not a risk factor contributing to mortality in(More)
TM for zSeries " the capability to access storage devices using SCSI and FCP protocols, thus enabling it to make use of distributed storage. Leveraging the zSeries-unique virtualization approach for industry-standard storage devices as well, the zSeries FCP channel provides unique value in UNIX ® and Linux environments. This paper describes the major(More)
This paper describes a new kind of initial program loading (IPL) for IBM zSeries ᭨ servers. The new IPL protocol expands the set of input/output devices that can be used during IPL to include Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Fibre Channel protocol (FCP) disk devices (SCSI disks). We begin by describing several new challenges resulting from the use of(More)
Formerly it was considered dangerous to undertake resection in the presence of colonic obstruction. This idea has been abandoned. Immediate right hemicolectomy is the accepted treatment for obstructed lesions of the right colon. For obstruction of the left colon proximal colostomy or caecostomy are being challenged by immediate resection as a Hartmann(More)
Clinical symptomatology, pathology and surgical management of five patients with gastric leiomyoblastoma are reported. Leiomyoblastomas of the gastrointestinal tract are defined as a group of tumors, which originate from the smooth muscle, and which have to be classified in between benign leiomyomas and malignant leiomyosarcomas. These tumors metastasize in(More)