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Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon site of infection, resulting in back pain, fever, weakness and loss of sensibility. These signs should suggest the diagnosis, and quick confirmation by MRI should be performed. Immediate surgical decompression and antibiotherapy is necessary, because this is the base of a possible successful functional recovery.(More)
INTRODUCTION Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) uses natural body orifices to access the cavities of the human body to perform surgery. NOTES limits the magnitude of surgical trauma and has the potential to reduce postoperative pain. This is the first randomised study in women bound to undergo hysterectomy for benign gynaecological(More)
OBJECTIVE To critically appraise studies comparing benefits and harms in women with benign disease without prolapse undergoing hysterectomy by natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) versus laparoscopy. STUDY DESIGN We followed the PRISMA guidelines. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL for randomised controlled trials (RCTs),(More)
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