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The reduction of the incidence, detection and treatment of anastomotic leakage (AL) continues to challenge the colorectal surgical community. AL is not consistently defined and reported in clinical studies, its occurrence is variably reported and its impact on longterm morbidity and health-care resources has received relatively little attention. Controversy(More)
T tubes are commonly used to splint biliary anastomoses after liver transplantation. Although several advantages are claimed for this approach, there is undoubtedly some iatrogenic morbidity associated with the use of T tubes in this situation. We have evaluated 120 consecutive biliary reconstructions after liver transplant, the majority of which were(More)
AIMS To determine the prognostic significance of the nodal stage and number of nodes recovered in the surgical specimen after preoperative synchronous chemoradiation (SCRT) and surgery for locally advanced or unresectable rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and eighty-two consecutive patients with locally advanced or unresectable (T3/T4)(More)
A case of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma following resection is reported. The patient received 2 treatments of 131I-lipiodol administered via the hepatic artery at angiography. Good localization in tumour tissue was observed on subsequent computed tomographic scans and no adverse effects were seen after either treatment. After the first treatment 2(More)
16 This document describes how to use ISO/IEC 21000-5 Rights Expressions with the Web 17 Services Security: SOAP Message Security [WS-Security] specification. Committee members should send comments on this specification to the 21 mailto:wss@lists.oasis-open.org list. Others should subscribe to and send comments to 22 the wss-comment@lists.oasis-open.org(More)
Determine feasibility and toxicity of preoperative short course pelvic CHART (25 Gy in 15 fractions over 5 days) for treatment of clinically resectable primary rectal tumours. Between 1998 and 2004, 20 patients with clinically staged T3 resectable rectal carcinoma were treated in this prospective pilot study with preoperative short course CHART to their(More)
Laparotomy was undertaken in five patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei presenting over a 9-year period. Three patients remain alive and have not required further surgery. A fourth patient has died of an unrelated condition, having been asymptomatic for 8 years, and the fifth has succumbed to the disease 20 years after presentation. It is suggested that an(More)