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A Comprehensive Evaluation of Perioperative Adjuncts During Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy: Which Is Most Reliable?
Objective:To determine the utility of several perioperative adjuncts for parathyroid localization during parathyroid surgery, we prospectively compared the accuracy of sestamibi–single photon… Expand
Intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing improves cure rates in patients undergoing minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.
BACKGROUND Intraoperative parathyroid hormone (iPTH) testing often is used during minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (1 degrees HPT). However, several investigators… Expand
Radioguided Parathyroidectomy Is Equally Effective for Both Adenomatous and Hyperplastic Glands
Objective To determine the utility of radioguided parathyroidectomy for patients with hyperparathyroidism, we studied the properties of 180 resected, hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands. Summary and… Expand
Laparoscopic gastric bypass: risks vs. benefits up to two years following surgery in super-super obese patients.
BACKGROUND Super-super obesity (body mass index [BMI] >/= 60 kg/m(2)) is thought to be a risk factor for complications and mortality in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Excess weight loss has… Expand
Mesh inguinodynia: a new clinical syndrome after inguinal herniorrhaphy?
BACKGROUND Chronic inguinodynia or neuralgia after conventional inguinal herniorrhaphy is rare, and diagnosing the exact cause is difficult. Treatment has ranged from local injection to remedial… Expand
Rectal foreign bodies: case reports and a comprehensive review of the world's literature.
The surgical management of two patients presenting with incarcerated, apparently self-inserted foreign bodies is reported. The large volume of prior literature on this subject is reviewed, with… Expand
Tertiary hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation: surgical strategy.
BACKGROUND An analysis of our experience with tertiary hyperparathyroidism (III HPT) in renal transplantations between 1981 and 1996 was reviewed to examine a variety of laboratory and clinical… Expand
Peritoneography (Herniography) for Detecting Occult Inguinal Hernia in Patients with Inguinodynia
ObjectiveTo evaluate the usefulness of peritoneography in patients referred with inguinal pain (inguinodynia) and clinically absent inguinal hernia on physical examination. Summary Background DataIn… Expand
Tertiary hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation: operative indications.
A retrospective analysis of our renal transplant population between 1981 and 1987 was undertaken to study the natural history of posttransplant hypercalcemia and to review indications and… Expand
Diagnosis and treatment of genitofemoral and ilioinguinal entrapment neuralgia.
During the past 7 years 30 patients were diagnosed as having either ilioinguinal or genitofemoral entrapment neuralgia. A multidisciplinary approach (surgeon, neurologist, and anesthesiologist), as… Expand