Mark R Stiegel

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Pancreatic neoplasms are common and a leading cause of death from malignant disease. Their aggressiveness as well as the poor results of treatment has led to a somewhat nihilistic attitude in their surgical management with an emphasis on palliation rather than cure. Papillary cystic neoplasm of the pancreas, although rare, is frequently confused with more(More)
A 68-year-old man suffered a myocardial infarction and was treated initially with streptokinase infusion, followed by coronary balloon angioplasty. Six hours later he suffered rupture of the free wall of the left ventricle, pericardial tamponade, and cardiac arrest. He was treated successfully by cardiac resuscitation, patch closure of the perforation, and(More)
This study was designed to determine whether the serum calcium or immunoparathormone (iPTH) level would be of value in predicting the size or weight of the parathyroid gland in patients with single-gland enlargement caused by primary hyperparathyroidism. Ninety-two patients who underwent parathyroidectomy with removal of a single enlarged gland at the North(More)
With the general increase in human lifespan, cardiac surgeons are faced with treating an increasing number of elderly patients. The aim of our study was to investigate whether advanced age poses an increased risk for major morbidity and mortality with repair of acute type A aortic dissection. Between 2000 and 2008, 119 patients underwent emergency operation(More)
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