Makoto Ota

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OBJECTIVE The Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair is commonly performed and suitable for teaching basic surgical skills. The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of this procedure for surgical training, particularly in regard to patient outcomes. DESIGN Retrospective case review after introduction of an integrated teaching program. (More)
We report two cases of carcinoid tumor of the gallbladder. Case 1 was a 59-year-old woman who presented with epigastric pain. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) revealed a 16 mm polypoid lesion in the neck of the gallbladder. Tumor markers were within normal limits. Open cholecystectomy was performed with a preoperative diagnosis of(More)
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