Laila Rashidi

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Interval appendectomy (IA) is a controversial subject, with little consensus on its use in patients undergoing treatment for malignancy. We sought to determine the frequency of recurrent appendicitis in cancer patients managed nonoperatively (NOM) during index hospitalization (IHA) for acute appendicitis (AA). Clinical presentation, cancer treatment, and(More)
Granular cell tumors originate from Schwann cells of the soft tissues and are rarely observed in the perianal region. Often, correct diagnosis can be challenging owing to nonspecific clinical symptoms and imaging characteristics, as well as its ability to mimic other malignant lesions histologically. We describe the case of a previously healthy 36-year-old(More)
BACKGROUND Balancing patient safety with hospital length of stay (LOS) and associated cost is critically important. Subjectively, we have observed that patients undergoing ostomy creation early in the week have a shorter LOS. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed LOS based on day of the week the operation was performed. RESULTS We reviewed 180 patients(More)
Robotic colorectal surgery has been performed for nearly a decade, but has been criticized for high cost. We sought to assess outcomes of colorectal operations performed by surgeons with higher experience in robotics and laparoscopy across a large health system. We performed a retrospective review of colon or rectal resections performed between January 2013(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is rising, and young age is a predictor of poor survival. The purpose of this study was to examine factors leading to increased mortality in patients ≤ 50 years of age, and to examine this population for characteristics that could lead to benefit from CRC screening. METHODS Charts of(More)
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