Steven Szczerba

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PURPOSE This article describes a case of superior mesenteric and portal vein thrombosis following laparoscopic-assisted right hemicolectomy. METHODS A retrospective case review was performed. RESULTS Data continue to grow regarding safety and technical feasibility of laparoscopic-assisted colectomy. As this minimally invasive alternative to open colonic(More)
Kindler syndrome is a rare, blistering skin disease characterized by acral bullae, poikiloderma, and diffuse cutaneous atrophy. Kindler syndrome has been established as a separate entity from epidermolysis bullosa; however, controversy still remains as to whether Kindler syndrome can be differentiated from Weary's hereditary acrokeratotic poikiloderma.(More)
BACKGROUND We propose a simple algorithm for management of patients with challenging abdominal fascial defects. METHODS The medical records of 64 patients with complicated abdominal wall defects representing a consecutive series by a single surgeon over a 4-year period were reviewed. Group I patients presented with massive fascial defects and closed(More)
BACKGROUND Minimizing complications following surgical rejuvenation of the lower lid and midface continues to challenge plastic surgeons. The evolution of refinements of the authors' technique designed to identify high-risk patients and minimize morbidity is described. METHODS The records of 269 patients having consecutive transorbital, endoscope-assisted(More)
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