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Retrorectal cyst: a rare tumor frequently misdiagnosed.
BACKGROUND The rarity of retrorectal cysts and their nonspecific clinical presentations often lead to misdiagnoses and inappropriate operations. In recent years, several such patients have beenExpand
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Anatomic variants of the celiac, superior mesenteric, and inferior mesenteric arteries and their clinical relevance
A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the celiac, superior mesenteric, and inferior mesenteric arteries and their variants is necessary to accomplish a successful, uncomplicated abdominal operation.Expand
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Stoma complications
PURPOSE: A retrospective analysis of enteric stomas performed at Cook County Hospital was undertaken to evaluate stoma complications per stoma type and configuration and operating service. InExpand
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Early Experience with Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy in the United States
AbstractINTRODUCTION: We report the early results of patients treated with stapled hemorrhoidectomy, which has recently been introduced into the United States. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients withExpand
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Short-term outcomes with small intestinal submucosa for ventral abdominal hernia.
HYPOTHESIS A bioabsorbable tissue scaffold of porcine submucosal small intestine extracellular matrix (Surgisis Gold [SIS]; Cook Biotech Inc, West Lafayette, Ind) mesh is safe and effective forExpand
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Robotic Assistance in Right Hemicolectomy: Is There a Role?
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results, postoperative outcomes, and cost of robotic assistance in right hemicolectomy and determine its safety, feasibility, and efficacy asExpand
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A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Multicenter Trial Comparing Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy and Ferguson Hemorrhoidectomy: Perioperative and One-Year Results
PURPOSEThere is a growing body of evidence supporting the lesser degrees of pain with stapled hemorrhoidopexy, also called the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids. However, there have been fewExpand
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Stapled haemorrhoidopexy: a consensus position paper by an international working party – indications, contra‐indications and technique
An international working party with experience in the performance of an alternative haemorrhoid operation through the use of the circular stapler was convened for the purpose of developing aExpand
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Anorectal infection: abscess-fistula.
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  • Clinics in colon and rectal surgery
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Anorectal abscess and fistula are among the most common diseases encountered in adults. Abscess and fistula should be considered the acute and chronic phase of the same anorectal infection. AbscessesExpand
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Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract: Early Results of a Pilot Study
BACKGROUND: Transsphincteric fistulotomy is associated with a variable degree of fecal incontinence that is directly related to the thickness of the sphincter mechanism overlying the fistula. StagedExpand
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