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OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of whole-body position emission tomography (PET)using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) with conventional radiological imaging techniques in identifying operable colorectal cancer metastases to the liver. DESIGN A double-blind comparative study of FDG-PET as the criterion standard vs conventional radiological imaging methods(More)
Laparoscopic endogastric surgery is a novel surgical approach that introduces the viewing laparoscope and instruments into the gastric lumen. The excellent visualization, improved instrument handling and versatility afforded by this technique enable local resection of mucosal lesions that are beyond the scope of peroral endoscopy. The authors describe this(More)
OBJECTIVE Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is an established treatment for recurrent or complicated primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). However, a proportion of patients still complains of chronic pain or discomfort after VATS pleurodesis. We aimed to investigate if paresthesia is a distinct component of the post-operative discomfort in patients(More)
  • Ka Man Chu
  • Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za…
  • 1999
The success of the eradication treatment for Helicobacter pylori in managing ulcer disease has further refined the indications for ulcer surgery. More patients are spared unnecessary surgery and its untoward sequelae. It is intriguing that surgery has been effective, given that Helicobacter pylori infection is the underlying culprit. Recent studies show(More)
From June 1981 to August 1983, a total of 142 eyes with posterior-segment disorders were treated with a pars plana vitrectomy technique using the Ocutome II system. The patients were 45 years old on average, with an average follow-up of six months. Simple vitrectomy was performed in 108 eyes, and additional retinal reattachment surgery was performed in the(More)
A patient with carcinoma of the stomach invading multiple adjacent organs and fungating through the anterior abdominal wall was treated by en bloc multiple organ resection and abdominal wall reconstruction. The patient is alive and well at the time of writing, six months after the operation. The rationale for embarking on multiple organ resection for(More)
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