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BACKGROUND Preoperative staging of tumour extent in upper gastrointestinal malignancy greatly facilitates planning of therapy. The present study was undertaken to see whether preoperative endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) accurately predicts the tumour stage in gastric carcinoma. METHODS Endoscopic ultrasonography was performed preoperatively on 112(More)
Choledochal cyst is a surgical problem usually related to infancy and childhood. Despite advancements in management, a large number of cases still present during adulthood. The clinical course and outcome in children varies from that in adults. This study focuses on these variations in terms of presentation, management, histopathology, and outcome. An(More)
Subsequent to preoperative and perioperative indications the common bile duct was explored in 705 patients over a 12-year period, from January 1983 to December 1994. Consequent postoperative T-tube cholangiography revealed the presence of worms in 22 patients. Expulsion of the worms followed T-tube irrigation with 0.9% normal saline in 18 patients. Only one(More)
Purpose. This study was conducted to evaluate the surgical management of splenic hydatidosis in an area where the disease is endemic. Method. Over a period of 16 years, 26 patients with splenic hydatidosis underwent surgery in our department. Preoperative investigations included plain abdominal X-ray, serology, ultrasonography, and computed tomography.(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatolithiasis affecting the left hepatobiliary system is common in the Asia Pacific region. This aim of this study was to describe an experience with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with isolated left-sided hepatolithiasis. METHODS One hundred and ten patients with isolated left-sided hepatolithiasis who underwent a left-sided hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND In a prospective study of a patient population of 1,340 with biliary calculus disease, that ran from January 1993 to December 1997, 34 patients (2.53%) were identified as having Mirizzi syndrome. Eight patients were found to have type I (A and B) and 26 patients were found to have type II Mirizzi syndrome. A history of recurrent biliary colic and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Because breast cancer in men is rare, few patients are available for prospective studies. To learn more about its epidemiology, risk factors, clinical features, genetics and pathology in our country, we conducted a retrospective study of all cases seen in recent decades at our institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified each(More)
BACKGROUND One quarter of the world's population is known to be infected with ascariasis. It is endemic in various parts of the Indian subcontinent with a high incidence in the Kashmir valley. Although intestinal obstruction is the commonest complication of ascariasis in children, biliary ascariasis remains the second most common complication. We aimed to(More)
A rare case of a 52–year–old woman with empyema of the gallbladder due to ascariasis causing an obstruction in the cystic duct is presented. She was admitted on September 20, 2000, and on September 23 an emergency cholecystectomy was performed. Ultrasonography is a highly sensitive and specific method for diagnosing gallbladder ascariasis, and a(More)