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Intussusception occurs when one segment of bowel telescopes into an adjacent segment, resulting in obstruction and possible ischemic injury. The disorder is rare in adults. Most cases of adult intussusception have a demonstrable lead point. Benign and malignant tumors are the cause of intussusception in nearly two-thirds of adult cases. The diagnosis is(More)
To examine the incidence and characteristics of metachronous contralateral breast cancer (CBC) among women in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. For 1980–2006, patients with unilateral invasive breast cancer (UBC) were analysed for metachronous CBC. Poisson’s regression was used to estimate incidence rates of metachronous CBC according to age, year of(More)
Testicular torsion is caused by twisting of the spermatic cord, which results in compromised testicular blood flow. The degree of ischemic injury is determined by the severity of arterial compression and the interval between the onset of symptoms and surgical intervention. Torsion usually occurs at puberty, and an anatomic defect known as "bell-clapper"(More)
A 21-year-old woman, gravida 3, para 2, presented in the third trimester of pregnancy with complaints of painless vaginal bleeding after urination. After ruling out placental and uterine sources, the diagnosis of bleeding urethral varices was made with cystoscopy. Once the source of the antepartum hemorrhage had been determined, conservative outpatient(More)
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