Joel C. Gibbons

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An illness characterized by recurrent episodes of small bowel obstruction is described. The patient, a 79-year old gentleman has been followed for 20 years. During this time he has hospitalized 19 times. Extensive investigation, including three exploratory laparotomies, have failed to show a cause of the bowel dysfunction. The clinical findings have been(More)
Benign biliary strictures can now be effectively treated with endoscopic therapy in a variety of clinical situations. Despite recent developments in imaging techniques (endoscopic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging), it is often difficult to differentiate benign from malignant biliary strictures. The sensitivity of tissue diagnosis (cytology and(More)
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