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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery has been implemented recently in many laparoscopic (LAP) surgical procedures. We report our initial experience with LESS totally extraperitoneal (LESS-TEP) inguinal hernia repair in relation to conventional LAP-TEP. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 2008 and May 2009, 25 LESS-TEP(More)
Incisional hernias occur primarily as a result of high tension and inadequate healing of a previous incision, the latter of which is frequently related to infection at the surgical site. Despite recent advances in operative techniques, the recurrence rate remains unacceptably high. To evaluate the impact of different predisposing factors for the recurrence(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian leiomyoma is a rare benign tumor that accounts for 0.5 to 1% of all benign ovarian tumors. It probably arises from smooth muscle cells in the ovarian hilar blood vessels but there are other possible origins including cells in the ovarian ligament, smooth muscle cells or multipotential cells in the ovarian stroma, undifferentiated germ(More)
The most commonly used staging system for cervical cancer is based on the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been accepted as the optimal tool for evaluation of the main prognostic factors and selection of therapeutic strategy. The purpose of this study was to compare the(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the long-term results of operative treatment of a multifragment fracture of the inferior patellar pole by basket plate osteosynthesis and partial patellectomy. We retrospectively studied two groups of patients who had operative treatment of a multifragment fracture of the inferior patellar pole(More)
Whereas open Lichtenstein inguinal herniorrhaphy is generally accepted as a safe, well-understood method with a high success rate, the laparoscopic repair of a inguinal hernia is a fairly recent technique. Although the laparoscopic approach to a hernia repair procedure is associated with less pain and faster recovery than open repair, many surgeons are not(More)
Liver resection is the only potentially curative method for patients with colorectal cancer metastases and 5-year survival rates are 20%-40%. Simultaneous resection of colorectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases has been recommended if minor hepatectomy is indicated. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the treatment of hepatic colorectal(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the basket plate in the treatment of comminuted fractures of the distal pole of the patella (patellar apex fracture). The basket plate was designed by Smiljanić Branimir M.D., Clinical Professor of Surgery, at the Department of Surgery, The University Hospital Sestre milosrdnice, Zagreb, Croatia. In the period from(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Phagocytic functions of salivary polymorphonuclear neutrophils (sPMNs) have not been comprehensively studied in patients with oral mucous membrane diseases, although available data suggest the role of immunity in their pathogenesis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Phagocytic functions of sPMN were determined in 15 patients with acute recurrent(More)
AIM Metastases from lung cancer to gastrointestinal tract are not rare at postmortem studies but the development of clinically significant symptoms from the gastrointestinal metastases is very unusual. METHODS Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues were cut into 5 microm thick sections and routinely stained with hematoxylin and eosin. Some slides were(More)