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Injection of methylene blue dye into the superior mesenteric artery of a patient with arteriovenous malformation of the small bowel was helpful in identifying the field of resection. Preoperative selective angiography is essential in identifying this rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the application of tattooing for the intraoperative localization of posterior wall gastric leiomyoma during laparoscopic resection. The preoperative injection of Indian ink in the tumor-bearing area of the posterior gastric wall eliminates the need to perform anterior wall gastrostomy or intraoperative upper endoscopic tumor… (More)
Use of endovascular interventions for arterial occlusive lesions continues to increase. With the evolution of the technology supporting these therapeutic measures, the results of these interventions continue to improve. In general, a comparison of techniques for revascularization of iliac occlusive diseases shows similar initial technical success rates for… (More)
Objective: The conventional approach to resection of anterior mediastinal masses is median sternotomy. Advances in thora-coscopy have made it possible to perform excision of mediasti-nal parathyroid adenoma using minimally invasive techniques. Methods and Procedures: A 67 year old female was found to be hypercalcemic on routine chemistry analysis. Calcium… (More)
A previously unreported case of colonic obstruction secondary to incarcerated spigelian hernia is presented. The diagnosis was suspected preoperatively, based on the results of a barium-enema examination. Available diagnostic techniques are reviewed.