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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to prospectively evaluate the surgical management of hemorrhoids by Doppler-guided hemorrhoidal artery ligation (Doppler HAL™). PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was conducted between April 2008 and September 2009. The Doppler HAL™ technique was performed in patients with grades II to IV, irrespective of whether they had… (More)
We designed a prospective observational study to attempt to validate two recently described clinical decision rules for knee radiography. Consecutive patients aged > or = 15 yr with acute knee injuries occurring less than 1 wk prior to presentation were included for study. Patients with distracting conditions, open knee injuries, or previous surgery were… (More)
The authors report a clinical case concerning a necrotizing esophagitis following severe hypothermic shock. They recall the usual aetiology of the "black esophagus", emphasize the importance of ischemia and the multispeciality management of this very unfrequent disease.
We report an unusual case of pyogenic, hepatic abscess caused by fish bone penetration of the duodenum in a 68-year-old woman. The fish bone had migrated into the liver through the duodenal wall. The patient was initially admitted to our emergency room with abdominal pain, fever, and asthenia. A contrastenhanced abdominal coputed tomography (CT) scan showed… (More)
The case reported is of a 30-year-old patient with a left internal carotid-jugular fistula secondary to the explosion of an improvised explosive device during the Afghan war. Carotid resection with arterial bypass using a venous allograft and internal jugular ligation were performed by left cervicotomy associated with sternotomy at a specialized center. The… (More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To determine diagnostic modalities and both immediate and long-term treatment of superior mesenteric venous thrombosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective study from 1997 to 2004 in two institutions concerning patients with superior mesenteric vein thrombosis. RESULTS Nine patients (all males, mean age=55 years), were included.… (More)
Acute appendicitis is the most frequent emergency in gastrointestinal surgery. Obstruction of the appendiceal lumen appears to be one of the most common physiologic mechanisms for the development of acute appendicitis. Once obstructed, the dilatation of the lumen causes ischemia and necrosis of the wall. The most common organisms involved in appendicitis… (More)