Taylor Leese

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The results of 34 repeat hepatectomies for recurrent malignant tumors of the liver in 28 patients are reported herein. There was no operative mortality, and the morbidity rate was 15 per cent. No instances of postoperative hepatic insufficiency were observed. Only five of the repeat hepatectomies were extensive (three or more hepatic segments). Thirteen(More)
Forty-six patients with pyogenic liver abscess have been treated at Paul Brousse Hospital between 1966 and 1986. The overall mortality was 24 per cent, all 11 deaths occurring in 24 patients seen prior to 1978 when there was often a considerable delay in the diagnosis of liver abscess (mean 90 +/- 71 days). In seven patients the diagnosis was not made until(More)
Twenty-four patients with liver cell adenomas were referred to Paul Brousse Hospital between 1976 and 1987. This represents the largest reported surgical experience of this pathology from a single centre. Six patients had multiple adenomas, which were associated with glycogen storage disease in four. Two patients had polyadenomatosis, one of whom underwent(More)
In order to identify risk factors in patients with acute cholangitis, 140 clinical, biochemical, etiologic, and pathologic variables of 449 attacks of acute cholangitis seen in one center over a 20-year period were analyzed. Simple regression revealed 24 factors with prognostic significance, but multivariate analysis detected only seven factors with(More)
INTRODUCTION The Bioenteric Intragastric Balloon (BIB, Inamed Health, Santa Barbara, CA, USA) is an endoscopic method for achieving restriction of gastric intake in obese patients. It is less invasive and cheaper than bariatric surgery, but can only be left in the stomach for six months. We report our experience with the BIB in Singapore. METHODS Since(More)
INTRODUCTION Severe obesity is an increasing problem in Singapore. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) was introduced at our hospital in 2001 as part of a comprehensive weight management programme. To assess the effectiveness of this procedure, our results to date have been reviewed. METHODS A prospective database was kept of all patients(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe and effective procedure in specialist centres, but its wider application will depend on the ability of general surgeons to become skilled in this technique. 180 patients underwent elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy during a nine-month period at a single district general hospital. All patients who would have been(More)
There are now many types of liver resection, depending on the amount of liver to be resected and the surgical technique selected. In the field of anatomical surgery the surgeon can choose between a major or a lesser hepatectomy and between preliminary ligation of the vessels or a primary parenchymatous resection. Sound knowledge of the anatomy is a(More)
INTRODUCTION In most parts of the world, acute parotid abscess is a rare pathology. It occurs mainly in elderly debilitated patients and patients with oral sepsis. In Singapore, this lesion appears to be more common. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients admitted to our hospital over a three-year period with parotid abscess. RESULTS Ten(More)