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BACKGROUND Cubital tunnel decompression is a commonly undertaken upper limb procedure. Most studies compare the different techniques of decompression; however, only a few have specifically investigated the outcome of ulnar nerve decompression. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of ulnar nerve decompression following cubital tunnel(More)
Spigelian hernias, also known as spontaneous lateral ventral hernias, are rare primary ventral hernias arising in the Spigelian, or semilunar, line located at the lateral border of recti. Because of its varied presentation, clinical examination is often inconclusive. Traditional repair of such hernias use the open approach. Herein we report on three cases(More)
INTRODUCTION There are few case reports of retroperitoneal tumor excision using the robotic technique. We describe a case of a 13 × 9 × 7- cm retroperitoneal schwannoma that was excised using robot-assisted surgery to provide a minimally invasive benefit to the patient. CASE REPORT A 45-year-old woman presented with a right paracaval retroperitoneal lump(More)
Background: Human carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is widely used as tumor marker. Striking similarities have been reported between process of tumor genesis and atherosclerotic diseases. CEA has been reported as a useful biomarker for diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome whose main pathogenesis mechanism is rupture of atherosclerotic plaque. Although same(More)
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