J. Andrew Hamlin

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A system of image amplification with television fluoroscopy and 100 × 100 mm cut film technique is presented for use in the operating room. Biliary surgery has benefited from this equipment as operative cholangiography has been improved and unnecessary extension of operating time avoided. Applications of the equipment for other procedures are discussed.
Use of the flexible fiberoptic choledochoscope has been suggested as an alternate to the steerable catheter method for extracting retained biliary calculi through the T-tube tract. We found disadvantages to the use of this scope and describe the use of the smaller, more flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope which has facilitated the procedure. The ability to(More)
Herniography is a radiographic procedure shown to be valuable in the examination of groin symptoms. It is useful in clinical situations, including the detection of occult hernia, the investigation of groin hernia when physical findings are equivocal, and the assessment of pain after inguinal hernia repair. To systematically review the current literature on(More)
Sixty-one patients were referred in the postoperative period for stone extraction through the T-tube tract. In four patients the calculi passed spontaneously. One patient had a papilloma and another a blood clot mimicking a stone. Of the remaining 55 cases, all but three were successfully treated by removal of all calculi from the ductal system, a success(More)
Endoscopy is the primary diagnostic and therapeutic tool used in the evaluation and treatment of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. When endoscopy is unsuccessful in identifying or controlling GI hemorrhage, however, arteriography is useful in both the evaluation and treatment of upper GI hemorrhage.