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CONTEXT Accessory spleen is a congenital abnormality consisting of normal splenic tissue in ectopic sites that is found in approximately 10-15% of the general population. However, an intrapancreatic accessory spleen has seldom been reported and multiple epithelial cysts in the intrapancreatic accessory spleen are extremely rare. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old(More)
A suspension system for the BiVACOR biventricular assist device (BiVAD) has been developed and tested. The device features two semi-open centrifugal impellers mounted on a common rotating hub. Flow balancing is achieved through the movement of the rotor in the axial direction. The rotor is suspended in the pump casings by an active magnetic suspension(More)
BACKGROUND Current literature frequently indicates that experienced laparoscopic surgeons can safely perform single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but there have been few reports evaluating the feasibility and safety of performing single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for obese patients. Therefore, a large single-center database was(More)
A rare case of pathological complete response of advanced rectal cancer treated by preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) with oral tegafur-uracil and leucovorin is reported. A 73-year-old man with bloody stool was diagnosed with type 2 rectal cancer located 6 cm from the anal verge. Examination of biopsy specimens revealed moderately differentiated(More)
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