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What influences medical students' choice of surgical careers.
BACKGROUND Recent emphasis in medical education has been to encourage students to pursue primary care careers. This could have a negative impact on applications to surgical residencies. METHODS ToExpand
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Laparoscopic Pancreatic Cystogastrostomy
The purpose of the review was to evaluate the feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic pancreatic cystogastrostomy for operative drainage of symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts. A retrospective reviewExpand
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Laparoscopic Management of Colonic Lipomas: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Colonic lipomas are infrequent lesions, yet they are the second most common benign lesions of the colon after benign adenomatous polyps. Their treatment ranges from observation to segmental colectomyExpand
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101 laparoscopic splenectomies for the treatment of benign and malignant hematologic disorders.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is the surgical approach of choice for patients with hematologic disorders requiring splenectomy. Patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) haveExpand
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Necrotizing esophagitis presenting as a black esophagus
Abstract. A case of necrotizing esophagitis discovered during upper endoscopy is described. An 88-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with complaints of multiple episodes of coffee groundExpand
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Pectus excavatum repair after sternotomy: the Chest Wall International Group experience with substernal Nuss bars
OBJECTIVES Patients with pectus excavatum (PE) after prior sternotomy for cardiac surgery present unique challenges for repair of PE. Open repairs have been recommended because of concerns aboutExpand
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Nuss bar procedure: past, present and future.
Repair of pectus excavatum began at the beginning of the 20 th century before endotracheal intubation was standard practice. Surgeons therefore developed techniques that corrected the deformity usingExpand
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Acute pancreatitis secondary to isotretinoin-induced hyperlipidemia.
Isotretinoin is a vitamin-A derivative most commonly utilized in the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodulocystic acne. Derangement of lipid metabolism leading to increased triglyceride andExpand
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Cardiopulmonary Function in Thoracic Wall Deformities: What Do We Really Know?
Abstract Patients with pectus excavatum (PE) frequently present with complaints of exercise intolerance and cardiopulmonary symptoms. There continues to be controversy regarding the physiologicExpand
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