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With the expansion of both laparoendoscopic surgery and the number of those performing it, the surgeon must remain cognizant of the uncommon complication of herniation through a previous trocar site.… (More)
Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy has been criticized because of the need for general anesthesia. The endoscopic preperitoneal approach allows the use of epidural anesthesia, obviating the potential… (More)
Extensive extirpative resection of advanced head and neck tumors followed by functional reconstruction is a formidable undertaking. Poor long-term survival and substantial morbidity and mortality… (More)
Parametric tests were performed in a containment fixture simulating automotive side impact to determine the boundary conditions which simulate inertial properties of whole cadavers during impacts of… (More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical exploration of the groin with subsequent herniorrhaphy has been recommended for obscure groin pain in athletes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of… (More)
The incidence and significance of bile leak after open cholecystectomy have been studied. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and significance of postoperative bile leak… (More)
A case of gasless laparoscopic esophagogastric myotomy for achalasia is presented. The technical aspects of the technique as well as the benefits of this approach are reviewed.