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Background:  Laboratory measurements such as leucocyte count, neutrophil percentage and C‐reactive protein (CRP) concentration are commonly used as diagnostic aids in patients with suspected acuteExpand
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Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in elderly patients.
BACKGROUND/AIMS We present the clinical features and outcome of 34 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma older than 70 years of age who underwent hepatic resection (elderly-HCC). Nowadays, hepaticExpand
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Lymphoepithelioma-like hepatocellular carcinoma.
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinomas (LELC) of the liver are rare. Only nine cases have been reported. All of them were considered to be cholangiocarcinoma and the majority were positive forExpand
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Impact of Concomitant Hepatolithiasis on Patients with Peripheral Cholangiocarcinoma
The association of hepatolithiasis (HL) and peripheral cholangiocarcinoma (PCC) has been well recognized. However, information concerning the impact of hepatolithiasis on patients with peripheralExpand
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Management of Right Colon Diverticulitis: A 10-Year Experience
BackgroundControversies abound as regards the optimal treatment for patients with diverticulitis of the right colon.MethodsThis is a retrospective review of 113 patients with a diagnosis of rightExpand
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Pedunculated Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Clinicopathologic Study of 18 Surgically Resected Cases
AbstractWe present the clinical features and outcomes of 18 surgically treated pedunculated hepatocellular carcinomas (P-HCCs). Hepatocellular carcinoma is a notorious, hyperendemic disease inExpand
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Prognostic Factors after Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Noncirrhotic Livers: Univariate and Multivariate Analysis
The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients without cirrhosis who underwent hepatectomy. Between 1986 and 1998 a total of 197 menExpand
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Targeted methylation of two tumor suppressor genes is sufficient to transform mesenchymal stem cells into cancer stem/initiating cells.
Although DNA hypermethylation within promoter CpG islands is highly correlated with tumorigenesis, it has not been established whether DNA hypermethylation within a specific tumor suppressor geneExpand
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Laparoscopic appendectomy using the LigaSure Vessel Sealing System.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy is increasingly being employed to treat acute appendicitis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the LigaSure Vessel SealingExpand
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Extensive retroperitoneal and right thigh abscess in a patient with ruptured retrocecal appendicitis: an extremely fulminant form of a common disease.
As a disease commonly encountered in daily practice, acute appendicitis is usually diagnosed and managed easily with a low mortality and morbidity rate. However, acute appendicitis may occasionallyExpand
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