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Elastofibroma in okinawa. A clinicopathologic study of 170 cases
A clinicopathologic study was made of 170 cases of elastofibroma detected in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. A majority of the cases of elastofibroma were detected in the mainland of Okinawa and itsExpand
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Laparoscopic adhesiolysis for recurrent small bowel obstruction: long-term follow-up.
BACKGROUND Recurrent small bowel obstruction caused by postoperative adhesions has traditionally been treated by conventional laparotomy, but laparoscopic management of acute small bowel obstructionExpand
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Long‐term outcomes for patients with solitary hepatocellular carcinoma treated by laparoscopic microwave coagulation
Although many reports on the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by microwave coagulation have been published recently, none have incorporated data for the long‐term therapeutic efficacy ofExpand
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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in gallstone patients with acute cholecystitis
Abstract: It remains controversial whether patients with gallstones with acute cholecystitis should be operated on early, or whether surgery should be delayed until the acute phase subsides. To helpExpand
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The usefulness of ultrasonic microprobe imaging for endoscopic variceal ligation.
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether ultrasonic microprobe (UMP) imaging was useful in judging the therapeutic effect of endoscopic variceal (EVL) on varices as well as assessing varices andExpand
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The role of laparoscopic US and laparoscopic US-guided aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of multicentric hepatocellular carcinoma.
BACKGROUND Detection of small hepatocellular carcinomas has become possible with improvements in various diagnostic imaging techniques. However, intraoperative US can detect lesions not visualized byExpand
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Laparoscopic transcystic cholangioscopic lithotripsy for common bile duct stones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Following the recent introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for cholecystolithiasis, treatment of concomitant common bile duct (CBD) stones has been evaluated byExpand
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A Pilot Study on Modified Endoscopic Variceal Ligation Using Endoscopic Ultrasonography With Color Doppler Function
Objective:The purpose of the study was to evaluate feasibility of modified endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), namely the “intensive ligation” method, using endoscopic ultrasonography with colorExpand
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Femoral vein stasis during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: effects of graded elastic compression leg bandages in preventing thrombus formation.
Venous stasis of the legs during laparoscopic cholecystectomy was compared between patients without graded compression leg bandages (Group 1; n = 12) and patients with such bandages (Group 2; n = 12)Expand
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