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BACKGROUND Previous studies have investigated facial artery perforators, but have reported inconsistent results regarding lateral nasal artery (LNA) perforators. Although several authors have described the use of LNA perforators for ala nasi and nasal sidewall reconstruction, the literature contains little information regarding the cadaveric dissection of(More)
AIM To address the question of the appendix stump closure in laparoscopic appendectomy and evaluate the incidence of intraoperative and postoperative complications after application of endoloops. MATERIAL OF STUDY Data included age and gender, ASA score, co-morbid illness, prior abdominal surgery, clinical presentation, operative time, conversion rate and(More)
Between 2 and 5% of malignant germ cell tumors in males arise at extragonadal sites. The origin of extrago-nadal retroperitoneal germ cell tumors remains controversial. Whether these develop primarily in the retroperitoneum or are metastases of a primary testicular tumor has long been debated. We report a 38-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain(More)
OBJECTIVE Cystic PNETs are an uncommon neoplasms increasingly detected in current clinical practice which often present a diagnostic challenges to both the experienced radiologist and pathologist. The aim of this study was to review the available literature to summarize current data that compare and evaluate both the clinical and pathologic features of(More)
OBJECTIVE The marked improvements in medical technology and healthcare, lead an increasing number of elderly patients to take advantage of even complex surgical. Recently, laparoscopic surgery has been accepted as a minimally invasive treatment to reduce the morbidity after conventional surgery, and a number of studies have demonstrated the feasibility of(More)
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