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Preoperative CEA and CA 19-9 levels have been used in the past as prognostic indicators in colorectal cancer, but Dukes' stage is still considered to be the most important prognostic factor. Recent survival estimates may have been influenced by the fact that in the last decade adjuvant chemotherapy and postoperative irradiation have been included in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) in patients with hematological disorders of the spleen. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2001, 15 patients (11 female and 4 male), with a mean age of 30 years, underwent LS after preoperative evaluation. If difficulties were(More)
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