Heng Tat Leong

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OBJECTIVE To compare the results of open versus laparoscopic repair for perforated peptic ulcers. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Omental patch repair with peritoneal lavage is the mainstay of treatment for perforated peptic ulcers in many institutions. Laparoscopic repair has been used to treat perforated peptic ulcers since 1990, but few randomized studies have(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to perform a multicentered prospective double-blinded randomized controlled trial comparing laparoendoscopic single-site access (LESS) versus conventional three-port laparoscopic appendectomy (TPLA). BACKGROUND The clinical benefits and disadvantages of LESS appendectomy are uncertain. METHODS Between October(More)
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare benign inflammatory disease of the breast that mimics carcinoma of the breast. Its etiology and treatment remain unclear. A retrospective review of nine women with histopathologic diagnosis of IGM was performed. The women had a mean follow-up of 18.7 months and a mean age of 45.7 years (range 32-83 years).(More)
To investigate the effectiveness of pre-emptive preperitoneal infiltration of 0.5% Bupivacaine in postoperative pain control in laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) hernioplasty. We conducted a prospective randomized controlled three-arm study. Consecutive patients aged 18–75 years with reducible groin hernia undergoing laparoscopic TEP hernioplasty in(More)
Background: It is important to establish the precise location of a colorectal lesion preoperatively. We used a model based on colorectal cancer to assess the efficacy of colonoscopy in locating these lesions. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed all consecutive new colorectal cancer cases at the Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong,(More)
Malignant extrarenal rhabdoid tumour (MERT) of the gastrointestinal tract is rarely reported in the literature. This report describes the clinical and pathological features of a malignant rhabdoid tumour of the oesophagus in a Chinese man. Ivor-Lewis oesophagectomy had been performed. The tumour behaved aggressively and the patient died from disseminated(More)
Gastric volvulus is an infrequently encountered clinical entity characterized by abnormal rotation of the stomach around an axis made by its two fixed portions, the cardia and pylorus. Surgical treatment by anterior gastropexy is usually indicated for chronic gastric volvulus to prevent complications and treat the underlying pathology. We report a patient(More)
Bleeding from gastric varices is an uncommon condition for which hemostatic control is difficult and ill defined. Most clinicians tend to achieve hemostasis by endoscopic treatment because of the prevailing poor general condition of these patients. A case of fundal perforation following excessive injection sclerotherapy is reported and possible mechanism(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The role of prophylactic endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients with transient common bile duct obstruction is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the value of performing prophylactic endoscopic sphincterotomy in patients suffering from acute biliary pancreatitis and absent common bile duct stones on endoscopic retrograde(More)
We conducted a prospective randomized trial to compare the efficacy and survival outcome by chemoradiation with that by esophagectomy as a curative treatment. From July 2000 to December 2004, 80 patients with potentially resectable squamous cell carcinoma of the mid or lower thoracic esophagus were randomized to esophagectomy or chemoradiotherapy. A two- or(More)