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Complications of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Are Rare and Minor: A Single Institution’s Analysis and Comparison to Existing Data
BACKGROUND: Transanal endoscopic microsurgery, a minimally invasive procedure for treatment of early-stage rectal cancer, carcinoid tumors, and adenomas, is shown to be a safe procedure with very lowExpand
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Single-Site Robotic Cholecystectomy: The Timeline of Progress
AimTo investigate the learning curve and perioperative outcomes of single-site robotic cholecystectomy during the first 102 cases by a single surgeon.Materials and methodsA retrospective review of aExpand
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A prospective study of in vivo and ex vivo sealing of the human inferior mesenteric artery using an electrothermal bipolar vessel-sealing device.
BACKGROUND Mesenteric vascular ligation is a critical step in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. This study assessed the quality of in vivo and ex vivo sealing of the human inferior mesentericExpand
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Spontaneous ureterocolic fistula secondary to diverticulitis: report of a case and review of literature
Dear Editor: We would like to document a case of spontaneous ureterocolic fistula secondary to diverticulitis and review the literature. Ureterocolic fistulae secondary to diverticular disease areExpand
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Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: safe for midrectal lesions in morbidly obese patients.
BACKGROUND Transanal endoscopic microsurgery is a safe option for proximal rectal tumors in morbidly obese patients for whom transabdominal pelvic dissection often is fraught with morbidity. Expand
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Sealing of Vessels Larger Than 7 Millimeters Using Enseal in Porcine Aorta
Background: The Enseal (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Blue Ash, Ohio) tissue-sealing device has proven efficacy for ligation of vessels <7 mm in diameter, even with significant supraphysiologic burstingExpand
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Magnetic Resonance Enterography: The Test of Choice in Diagnosing Intestinal “Zebras”
Small bowel tumors and other rare intestinal disorders are often exceedingly difficult to identify. Even cutting-edge technologies, such as push enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy, can fail toExpand
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Timing Of Intestinal Anastomotic Leaks: When Can We Stop Worrying?
∗University of Illinois at Chicago, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and University of British Columbia, Royal Columbian Hospital, gmelich@hotmail.com †University of Illinois at Chicago, AdvocateExpand
A Novel Use Of Biologic Mesh For Successful Primary Repair of Traumatic Cloaca
Traumatic cloaca is a devastating condition usually secondary to massive obstetric injury with perineal diastasis. Primary repairs are rarely performed and often fail when performed due to hematoma,Expand