Li-Ming Tseng

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The role of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) for perforated appendicitis is under investigation. A retrospective study was conducted to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy (OA) for perforated appendicitis. From January 2001 through December 2003, 229 patients with perforated appendicitis were treated at Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital.(More)
Handlebar hernia is a rare, traumatic, abdominal wall hernia caused by high-velocity direct trauma. It involves disruption of the abdominal wall muscles, with bowel loop herniated through the defect in the abdominal wall, and may have major or even lethal complications. We report a case of bicycle-handlebar hernia in a 9-year-old boy who had all layers of(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is a safe, effective, and beneficial procedure for the treatment of acute appendicitis. However, limited data are available regarding the safety and feasibility of LA during pregnancy. METHODS Between January 2001 and August 2004, 1235 patients with clinically suspected appendicitis underwent laparoscopic surgery(More)
Most cases of obturator hernia are diagnosed during surgery for treatment of acute small bowel obstruction resulting from incarceration. We present the case of a patient with incarcerated obturator hernia that was correctly diagnosed by computed tomography preoperatively. Laparoscopic preperitoneal mesh repair of the incarcerated obturator hernia and a(More)
Laparoscopic appendectomy is one of the most commonly performed laparoscopic procedures. Impact of previous abdominal surgery on laparoscopic appendectomy has not been previously reported. From January 2001 to December 2005, 2029 patients with clinically suspected acute appendicitis underwent laparoscopic surgery in our hospital. Of these, 234 patients(More)
Acute small bowel obstruction is a common problem, especially for those patients with previous abdominal surgery that can cause postoperative adhesions. Acute, non-postoperative small bowel obstruction is less common and has various etiologies. We report a case of acute small bowel obstruction without previous abdominal surgery. The patient underwent(More)
Acute epiglottitis is a true airway emergency in the emergency department (ED). The patient may appear very toxic and rapidly progress to respiratory distress and life-threatening condition. The inflammatory process includes not only epiglottis but also the rest of the supraglottic area including the vallecula, aryepiglottic folds, and arytenoids. Soft(More)
As evidence regarding the impact of preceding medications on resuscitation outcomes has been inconsistent, this study aimed to analyze the association between preceding medications and resuscitation outcomes in patients experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). This retrospective study included patients with OHCA presenting to a tertiary care(More)
Parasite infestation is still associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Hookworm infestation is a very rare cause of pancreatitis. This parasitic infestation might be asymptomatic. Acute pancreatitis as a result of the hookworms migrating into the ampulla of Vater with chronic inflammation was a very rare complication. Were port a case of(More)
Development of nonantibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis has been reported in patients receiving chemotherapy. Herein, we report a case of a 70-year-old man with diabetes mellitus and hypertension who received concurrent chemoradiation therapy after surgery for stage III pT3N1M0 rectal cancer. After completion of the therapy, the patient presented(More)