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BACKGROUND Changes in blood hormone and cytokine were investigated in patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy via insufflation (CO2 group) vs those who had abdominal wall-lifting (Air group). METHODS Seventeen female patients with cholecystolithiasis were randomly divided into two groups. Peripheral blood samples were obtained during(More)
Small bowel transplantation (SBT) is thought to be the only radical treatment for short bowel syndrome in childhood. It is very important that the length of the graft and the type of intestine be chosen carefully because this will determine the outcome of transplantation. This model of short bowel syndrome in the rat confirms that total intestinal resection(More)
Although small bowel transplantation (SBT), or pancreas-spleen transplantation (PST) often lead to lethal graft-versus-host reaction (GVHR) in experimental animals, fatal GVHR is rare after clinical liver transplantation. This study describes a modified model of SBT and PST in the rat using cuff techniques applied to the renal artery and vein of the(More)
BACKGROUND From the immunological point of view, it is very important to evaluate the efficacy of segmental small bowel transplantation and to determine which part of the intestine, jejunum, or ileum should be used. In the present study, we investigated the absorptive function of the transplanted jejunum and ileum in the rat. METHODS Syngeneic segmental(More)
Fibrin glue has been used as a hemostatic and adhesive agent for many years, but its efficacy in digestive surgery is still controversial. In this study, we evaluated the effect of fibrin glue on the healing of the small and large bowel anastomotic portions by measurement of the anastomotic bursting pressure. Further, the efficacy of fibrin glue in(More)
BACKGROUND Leiomyosarcoma of the pancreas is a very rare tumour; only 33 cases have been reported in the English literature. Because these tumours tend to be large and locally advanced, extended resection such as pancreatoduodenectomy or distal pancreatectomy has been advocated. CASE OUTLINE A 25-year-old woman with left-sided back pain had a small(More)