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Although the role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the initial staging of esophageal cancer is well established, its role in assessing tumor response and staging esophageal cancers after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is controversial, and this study aimed to investigate this role. This study retrospectively analyzed 110 patients with esophageal cancer who(More)
The aim of our study is to compare single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) performed using the "marionette" technique (m-SILC), to the standard four-port technique [four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (4PLC)]. Patient information was extracted from a prospectively maintained database (n = 188). Our primary endpoint was operative costs(More)
A 57-year-old male presented with progressive exertional dyspnea, cough, and hemoptysis. He underwent a chest computed tomography (CT) that demonstrated a 27 cm × 20 cm right chest mass that was causing a local mass effect. Pertinent history revealed that the patient had suffered a severe chest trauma from a MVA in 1981. The patient underwent workup(More)
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