Sandeep S Vijan

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HYPOTHESIS Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) provides outcome advantages compared with open distal pancreatectomy (ODP). DESIGN Single-institutional, retrospective review from January 1, 2004, to May 1, 2009. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Patients undergoing LDP (n = 100) were matched by age, pathologic diagnosis, and pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine how often axillary node metastases were present in patients with intramammary lymph node (IMLN) metastasis and if the method of IMLN discovery impacts likelihood of axillary node metastasis. METHODS A retrospective review of our breast cancer database was conducted to identify patients in whom an IMLN was found. IMLNs(More)
Re-exploration plays a key role in salvaging vascularly compromised free flaps. A retrospective review of 290 free flaps in breast reconstruction was performed to determine whether the time delay between thrombosis detection and surgical re-exploration had any effect on flap salvage. Overall flap success was 97.6%. Postoperative thrombosis requiring(More)
To determine the effect of prior endoscopic hernia repair with prosthetic mesh on subsequent open radical prostatectomy. A retrospective study from 1990 to 2004 identified nine patients with preperitoneal mesh placement followed by open radical prostatectomy. Case controls (n = 26) were matched for age, type of operation, year of surgery and pathologic(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of a woman with poorly controlled hypertension who was found to have multiple paragangliomas and mutation in the B subunit of succinate dehydrogenase (mitochondrial complex II). METHODS The pathogenesis of familial paragangliomas and case management are discussed, and the relevant literature is reviewed. RESULTS In a(More)
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