Mitchell I. Chorost

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CONTEXT Congenital cystic lesions of the pancreas are rare findings. Furthermore, a dermoid cyst of the pancreas is exceptionally uncommon. A review of the world literature shows 18 documented cases. The pre-operative evaluation of this lesion is rather questionable, with definitive diagnosis taking place intra-operatively. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old male(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the presurgical and preradiation discussion of the risk of posttherapy sexual dysfunction among patients who underwent potentially curative therapy for rectal cancer. The incidence of sexual dysfunction after treatment for rectal cancer was then determined. METHODS A retrospective review of the medical records of 52(More)
PURPOSE Recently, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has developed and enforced a complex set of regulations limiting resident duty hours (RDHs). One potential method to comply with these stringent regulations and better document resident work hours would be to use text message (TM)/short message service (SMS), allowing rapid,(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative delirium in the elderly is a growing concern. Data regarding significant differences in postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in elderly persons undergoing laparoscopic versus open colon resection are not well established. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to compare the incidence of POCD in laparoscopic versus open colon(More)
The development of a cholecystoduodenal fistula may complicate 5% of all patients with cholelithiasis. It has been theorized that a cholecystoduodenal fistula may represent a significant risk factor in the development of gallbladder carcinoma because of the chronic reflux of duodenal contents. We report the case of a patient with a cholecystoduodenal(More)