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Management of orocutaneous fistulas using a vacuum‐assisted closure system
The vacuum‐assisted closure (VAC) system has been used to manage complicated wounds. The purpose of this study was to describe a novel technique in using the VAC system for orocutaneous fistulas.
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An objective comparison regarding rate of fistula and stricture among anterolateral thigh, radial forearm, and jejunal free tissue transfers in circumferential pharyngo‐esophageal reconstruction
The three commonly used free flaps for circumferential pharyngeal reconstruction after total pharyngo‐laryngectomy are the radial forearm flap (RFF), the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap, and theExpand
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Analysis of a structured training programme in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
BackgroundLaparoscopic cholecystectomy is an established treatment for almost all gallbladder diseases with bile duct injury rates similar to open cholecystectomy. These laparoscopic skills must beExpand
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Distal skin paddle as a monitor for buried anterolateral thigh flap in pharyngoesophageal reconstruction.
For buried flaps in the head and neck, direct monitoring of the flap can be extremely difficult. The authors report their experience with 22 patients who underwent pharyngoesophageal reconstructionExpand
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Imaging appearances for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma and post-salvage nasopharyngectomy.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a head and neck neoplasm that occurs in endemic numbers among people of southern Chinese descent. External beam radiation to the nasopharyngeal bed and primaryExpand
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Distant metastasis as the sole initial manifestation of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma
Thyroid carcinoma usually presents as a neck lump. Distant metastasis as the sole initial manifestation of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) is rare and little is known about theseExpand
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Subcutaneous injection is a simple and reproducible option to restore parathyroid function after total parathyroidectomy in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism.
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a common clinical problem seen in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis. In patients with severe persistentExpand
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Transaxillary Thyroidectomies
Objective Robotic and endoscopic approaches have become more accepted in thyroid surgery, with current literature documenting the experience of high-volume centers. We adopted both approachesExpand
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Triple-Layer Duct-to-Mucosa Pancreaticojejunostomy after Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Background: Pancreaticoduodenectomy is associated with a high degree of morbidity; the main cause is failure of the pancreatic anastomosis. It is imperative that this is performed safely and isExpand
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