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INTRODUCTION Single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) for colonic disease has been widely described, whereas data for SPLS rectal resection are sparse. This review aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety and complication profile of SPLS for rectal diseases. METHODS A systematic literature search of PubMed and Embase was performed in September 2013(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that long-term mortality is increased in patients who undergo splenectomy during surgery for colorectal cancer. The reason for this association remains unclear. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between inadvertent splenectomy attributed to iatrogenic lesion to the spleen during(More)
Venous air embolism (VAE) is a rare life-threatening complication that can occur during laparoscopy. A 50-year-old previously healthy woman underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and liver cyst fenestration. Immediately after the surgeon had left the operating room, the patient became hypotensive and developed cardiac arrest. Resuscitation was initiated and(More)
OBJECTIVE Mortality rates in complicated peptic ulcer disease are high. This study aimed to examine the prognostic importance of ulcer site in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) and perforated peptic ulcer (PPU). MATERIALS AND METHODS DESIGN a nationwide cohort study with prospective and consecutive data collection. POPULATION all patients(More)
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