Jedediah A. Kaufman

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INTRODUCTION The intrauterine device (IUD) is a well-tolerated, widely used contraceptive. A major but infrequent complication of the IUD is perforation of the uterus or cervix and migration of the device into the abdomen. Our case of laparoscopic retrieval of an IUD perforating the sigmoid colon illustrates this rare complication. METHODS A 36-year-old(More)
Two patients with metastatic carcinoma (one cervical and one testicular) in whom echocardiography was instrumental in diagnosing a right ventricular cavity mass are presented. In first case the M-mode echocardiogram revealed dense echoes in the right ventricle and right ventricular outflow tract during systole and diastole. Surgical confirmation of the mass(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is a well-tolerated and effective procedure for sustained weight loss and amelioration of weight-related co-morbidities. Rarely, unexpected pathology may be identified intraoperatively, which may alter the surgical plan. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are among the more frequently encountered tumors(More)
BACKGROUND Procedures performed in ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) can provide several advantages over hospital-based surgery. Understandably, concerns have been raised regarding "high acuity" cases in the ASC setting. Recently the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) presented protocols for ASCs to(More)
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